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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - South Park: The Stick of Truth Mar 4, 2014, 13:30 Beamer
 
The only thing I hear is shallow is the combat, but for decent reason. JRPG combat tends to get tedious and repetitive, and comedy during combat does as well, as you see things over and over and over and over.
Making it a bit more shallow and avoidable can only be beneficial. It lets you get back to the good parts of the game.

I gave up on the early FF games after they hit the point, early on, that I just wanted to explore and see the plot and dreaded every stupid, time-consuming random encounter.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
14. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 13:28 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 11:52:
I wanted to but never finished Arkham City, the controls started getting busy and the open world aspects felt weirdly contrasted against the story. The riddler puzzles were annoying, too many weird timing based ones. Didn't even think about getting Origins.

I guess I should give Arkham City another shot sometime but damn, so many games to play

I agree with everything you're saying. The Riddler puzzles were annoying, both the missions and some of the question marks, the controls felt busy, and the open world never felt quite right (and sometimes really made it feel like you were fighting the controls.) I almost didn't stick with the game for these reasons, particularly the open world (which I liked less than the Asylum.)

I'm happy I did, though. The game was a blast. A flawed blast, but a blast. Once I got back into it I was ok with the flaws (seems a trend with me as I get older - I hate the first hour I play of many games, then fall in love with them. See: Dishonored and FC3.)

I don't know if I'd want to go back to a third game with those controls, but at the same time I'd likely buy Origins for $10 for the 360.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
84. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 4, 2014, 11:13 Beamer
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 08:25:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 22:00:
Wow....lots going on in here....99% not about the games listed...hahahahah

/65 tards on my tard list. Lots of them banned over the years (used the script until the update, then added all of those people), lots of them no longer around, but some are still very active. oh well. My life is busy, I don't have time for some of the garbage/attitudes - they get blocked.

//17 messages in this thread are blocked - and I have no doubt I am blocked by several.....

People disagree with xXBatmanXx or don't care for his whining so they become 'tards' (classy, btw) and go on his ban list.

How do you deal with conflict IRL, cupcake?

He's a cop, so he's not used to having to deal with direct conflict IRL, haha.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
29. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 11:09 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 08:51:
SS wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 04:28:
I'd say the story of Corvo doesn't need a sequel (But I'm sure you could do one) but the universe they created has plenty of other tales that could be told.

Exactly. The whole spirit realm and who the guy was was never explained, right? unless it was in the DLC I missed?


Yup. Seems very easy to just give us a new story line with the spirit realm and maybe the inventor.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
18. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 4, 2014, 01:05 Beamer
 
John wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 21:55:
PHJF wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 20:59:
Tried twice but couldn't get into it.
How far did you get into it? I didn't care for it too much at first but once I got further in with more abilities I really liked it.

I hated most of the start. Then I got a feel for it and loved it
 
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News Comments > Dishonored II at E3?
10. Re: Dishonored II at E3? Mar 3, 2014, 19:26 Beamer
 
durandal wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 19:13:
I hope it's not another mobile game with shit tons of micro-transactions.

Weird post.
For one, does anyone ever hope it's that?
For another, has any sequel ever been that?

Plenty of games have had stupid mobile micro-transaction spin-offs, but I can't think of a single that's had a "II" in it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
55. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 3, 2014, 11:20 Beamer
 
I've only blocked one person, because he endlessly trolled and I know people got sick of seeing me get drawn into it.

There's another poster who endlessly trolls in a different way, who doesn't even understand that he does, who I consistently consider blocking but then I'd lose half the board.

I don't get why people would block Jerykk. I don't agree with the guy all the time, but he seems to be thoughtful and not particularly combative.
 
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News Comments > 3D Realms Acquisition Details
11. Re: 3D Realms Acquisition Details Mar 3, 2014, 11:17 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 11:00:
Trevellian wrote on Mar 3, 2014, 10:55:
3D Realms is legendary for its contributions to the gaming industry, as both the pioneer of the shareware model and an always generous partner who has provided both funding and guidance to game studios such as id Software

Uhm... seriously? Hate to break it to them but as far as big budget titles Apogee and ID Software were the real big pioneers of Shareware from what I remember. Not 3D Realms.

I also don't recall id Software ever once needing "funding and guidance" from 3D Realms, or any of the other number of names they dropped.

Who are these people and what delusional world are they living in?

Not to worry. Im reasonably sure someone (Beamer?) will drop any minute into the thread and explain to us mere mortals the merits of buying an empty shell of a developer for PR, marketing, and valuation purposes.

3DR has next to no value but was likely bought for next to no dollars.


However, the guy you quoted isn't wrong for that, he's wrong for not understanding that Apogee and 3D Realms are the same damn thing. Apogee owned 3DR and, after a few years, just changed its name to 3DR. So yes, id needed Apogee, and since Apogee became 3DR, id needed 3DR.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 2, 2014, 18:56 Beamer
 
How often do you guys print things?

For me, I probably print 1 or 2 personal things a year, usually concert tickets from places that won't mail them to me or do willcall. Business-wise, I used to print a lot at my old company, which did everything in powerpoint as decks, but my current company views them as slides (which drives me nuts), and I think I print maybe once a quarter, if that.
In both cases I can see a tablet that allowed for marking documents up replacing these instantly. My last company was trying to replace paper with iPads for decks for executives, but since you can't mark them up it drove me nuts.

Once that tech hits, though, I can see consumer printers fading almost instantaneously. They're almost there. I never owned my own printer - in HS my parents had one, then I just relied on other ones. My parents still use theirs, but mostly for stupid crap, and they're using it less and less.

For commercial purposes, yes, paper will always be here. And for personal uses we'll still need documents, but probably not often enough to warrant buying a printer rather than finding another way. Even now, so much of the legal stuff I sign is done via e-signatures.
 
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News Comments > Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee /3D Realms
20. Re: Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee Software/3D Realms Mar 2, 2014, 18:33 Beamer
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 17:07:
Did anyone pay him half a billion dollars to buy it? If not; that's not what it was worth, only on paper for accounting.

You don't need to accept an offer for it to have that worth.

What do you guys think GTA is worth? Multiple billion? Is it really that hard to believe the biggest franchise of the 90s topped out around half a billion? If not, do you have no respect for games?
 
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News Comments > Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee /3D Realms
13. Re: Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee Software/3D Realms Mar 2, 2014, 16:49 Beamer
 
Beelzebud wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 16:37:
I can still recall Scott Miller bragging on planetcrap (showing my age) that the Duke franchise was worth at least a half a billion dollars. I guess hubris can't actually inflate the price of something.

given that it was probably 1998-2002, he likely wasn't exaggerating that much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2014, 11:52 Beamer
 
What is the difference between using the map on your cell ornthe map on a GPS unit? I use my cellphone to get everywhere. I rarely look at it, just an occasional glance to see if my next turn is a mile away or three. Same way I used a GPS.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
18. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 1, 2014, 11:57 Beamer
 
Its oddly loved by those that also demand the gold standard.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Titanfall
57. Re: Gone Gold - Titanfall Feb 28, 2014, 01:55 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 21:02:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 20:45:
And we all know that the second you log onto to a COD OR BF4 OR QUAKE OR Titanfall multiplayer server you immediately get owned HARD CORE. We know that too dont we?


Yeah, I'm worried about cheaters ruining this game too.

Fantastic response!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Titanfall
11. Re: Gone Gold - Titanfall Feb 27, 2014, 11:18 Beamer
 
BitWraith wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 09:58:
This entire "new generation" has been a pretty big flop so far.

People have amazingly short memories.
I remember renting NES games when I had an SNES system because the SNES was a wasteland and the NES had its system-best games still being released.

It isn't like someone flips a switch and suddenly there's a new generation. Devs can't build for the new generation until it's got a decent adoption rate, so almost everything is still being put out with the last generation in mind.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2014, 11:15 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 11:11:
Beamer wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 10:29:
4k is utterly worthless on a tv unless you're about a foot away or its 100", so don't expect that to matter much. On monitors sure, but not tvs.
I think it will matter a lot more than 3D matters, but we will see how it shapes up to be in the next few years.
I don't believe 1080p is the resolution that will stick around for the next 5-10 years.

It will matter more than 3D, but it won't truly matter. 20/20 vision isn't good enough for it to matter on our current TV sizes and current TV viewing distances. It only matters if we get closer to the TVs (as stores will make sure we do) or if we buy giant TVs. For an 80" TV you have to be 5 feet away to see the full benefit of 4K. Granted, you see some benefits up to 10 feet away, but it doesn't make a big impact until at 5 foot spot. No one wants to be five feet from an 80" TV.
For a much more common 55" TV, you need to be 3.5' away.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2014, 10:29 Beamer
 
4k is utterly worthless on a tv unless you're about a foot away or its 100", so don't expect that to matter much. On monitors sure, but not tvs.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Feb 26, 2014, 20:17 Beamer
 
Crazy!  
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News Comments > Gods Will Be Watching Announced
3. Re: Gods Will Be Watching Announced Feb 26, 2014, 20:16 Beamer
 
They'll be watching, but will they be crazy?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
22. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 26, 2014, 15:26 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 14:53:
I do not in any way, shape or form condone attacking someone, especially women, but why the fuck would you wear your Google Glass when you go to a fucking BAR?

I've seen it out here. It leads to one person going "oh cool, Google Glass, how do you like it?" and everyone else staring and going "who's the idiot that thinks his Google Glass is cool?"
 
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