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Signed On Feb 19, 2003, 07:19
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands: Claptrap's Robot Revolution Sep 29, 2010, 00:57 Tomas
Depending on your network setup you might have some connection issues, though from what I've heard most are resolved now. The worst situation I've run into over the last few months is having to start a public game (just create, not really start) and then create a private game. That sometimes does something different with the ports or something and makes your game joinable if for some reason it is not. Loving the game so far. We're just working through the 3rd DLC and are excited for this new one. =)  
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News Comments > Alpha Protocol Patched
22. Re: Alpha Protocol Patched Sep 15, 2010, 15:49 Tomas
I'll stand by my assertion that Alpha Protocol was six solid months away from being a classic. Even as is, with the bad design decisions that easily could have been fixed and the few niggling consolifications it's a really fun game. If you can get past the initial weirdness of the AI and combat then you might find a really fun game underneath the brutal reviews. I had a blast with it...but I sure do wish they'd fixed those few issues. Had they, I'm sure we'd be talking about how awesome the upcoming expansion is going to be instead of whether New Vegas is going to be garbage or not.

edit: no, there is not an expansion on the horizon. I wish there that fixed those issues, but if wishes were...
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News Comments > Dragon Age Witch Hunt DLC Released
16. Re: Dragon Age Witch Hunt DLC Released Sep 8, 2010, 02:53 Tomas
StingingVelvet wrote on Sep 8, 2010, 01:51:
I think 95% of "OMG THEY CUT IT OUT OF THE MAIN GAME" stuff is hyperbole and false, to be frank.

And yet, games like Mafia II dump out DLC days after release. I sort of agree, but I don't think it's even a stretch to say that for many games DLC content was just stuff they decided not to finish for the core game somewhere during development. Having been there I know how nice it is to just say, fine, let's cut that and release it later as a "patch," which these days means DLC. Only difference is now customers pay for it twice.

For me, the biggest issue I have with DLC is that one or two things almost always seem to happen. In most cases I have already become bored of the game because the DLC took so long to come out (which fights against the point I made above...sort of) and thus, when it does, I don't even care about it anymore. Making this even worse, the DLC is in many cases so meat-free (more guns for ME2 anyone? What the hell guys? Really? Buy guns for a game I already won weeks or months ago? Seriously?) to make me want to jump back into the game I finished months ago.

In the rare cases where the DLC has some meat, I think of it more as an expansion, and in these cases I'm happy. An example would be Borderlands (ok, Moxxi was an exception) where the DLC is cheap, has some actual value to those who still love the game, and actually is for a game that had some long term replayability.

When I finish a game in a day or two I rarely will even consider buying DLC unless it's got a LOT of new stuff. One more side quest, or a new, you've got to be kidding.
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News Comments > Arkham City Multiplayer?
11. Re: Arkham City Multiplayer? Sep 6, 2010, 18:17 Tomas
Interest in multiplayer at this point is about zero, but maybe they have some fancy ideas on what would make it compelling. Frankly I agree with the masses here. What's the point?  
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News Comments > Mount & Blade Warband Patch, Sale
2. Re: Mount & Blade Warband Patch, Sale Aug 27, 2010, 00:02 Tomas
Single player has a boatload of changes and improvements. Lots more diplomacy, marriages, be a king, etc. For 10 bucks anyone into this sort of thing would be nuts not to pick it up. The mods alone will give dozens if not hundreds of hours of fun.  
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News Comments > Metro 2033 Demo
18. Re: Metro 2033 Demo Aug 25, 2010, 18:06 Tomas
I quite enjoyed this. Picked it up off their site during that sale. Atmosphere is really good, and I enjoyed the filter mechanic and the other little changes that made it less run-of-the-mill.

Definitely worth picking up on sale, and maybe worth paying full if you have the money. I don't buy many games at full price these days. Guess I'm getting cheap. That, or I buy way too many games to buy them all at full price. Take your pick. =)
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News Comments > Realtime Worlds Courting Buyers
3. Re: Realtime Worlds Courting Buyers Aug 19, 2010, 01:42 Tomas
If this game was free to play after purchase I would have bought it. Sure, they have the server costs...but that was their choice. When they had initially said it would be free to play I was all in. After they changed that plan...they lost me.  
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Aug 18, 2010, 02:17 Tomas
Borderlands is the most fun I've had in a co-op game in years. The main game for 10 bucks is a steal, while the DLC at 10 for the set is a great deal too. Sure, you COULD skip Moxxi's, but for 3 bucks you can't really go wrong. The bank is worth 3 bucks alone and if you play the arena thing once it was a cheap 2 hours. (The arena takes longer than that to finish, but if you play it only once and don't want to do it more it was still a good deal.)

The 5 limit on the one DLC doesn't really bug me. I plan to play it through to completion and then...not play it. If I get all hot and bothered I'll just grab the crack.
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News Comments > Borderlands: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution Announced
12. Re: Borderlands: Claptrap's New Robot Revolution Announced Aug 12, 2010, 03:37 Tomas
Sweet. Dunno why this went under my interests radar (Borderlands), but as a coop-game it's been the most fun I've had in a long time. Glad there's still plenty new stuff ahead (we're not done with all the other DLC yet - steam sale ftw!)  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
5. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Jul 19, 2010, 23:48 Tomas
Did at first, looks like they just updated it. Got mine downloading now.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Sales
6. Re: Ubisoft Sales Jul 17, 2010, 23:38 Tomas
Heh, kind of expected this reaction here. Frankly, it's exactly what I thought as well. Anyhow, Ubi is dead to me. It's a shame, years ago I used to look at them and think, wow, that's a company that is doing things right. It's crazy how things change. Sad, too, as I've interest in a few of their recent titles. I wonder if the lost sales from pissed off old customers add up. I wish we could see the numbers.  
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News Comments > THQ Sale
4. Re: THQ Sale Jul 17, 2010, 23:36 Tomas
I failed to pass up the deal this time. I too wanted to pick this one up during the steam sale, but couldn't bring myself to pay 20 bucks. I feel like a cheapskate! =) Ah well, I'm happy now. $12.50 and integrated into steam. Perfect deal!

That's 5 dollar download thing is tricky though. Glad I took a second to figure out what it was all about.
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News Comments > A Game of Thrones: Genesis Announced
9. Re: A Game of Thrones: Genesis Announced Jul 16, 2010, 17:38 Tomas
From the looks of things he works on it about once every two or three weeks. It's never going to get done. I think he's lost his interest in the series.

Hope at least the game is good.
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
3. Re: There are new beta drivers for notebooks too Jul 13, 2010, 06:35 Tomas
Sometimes it recovers, but in other cases you can hard lock/get a BSOD. Try the new beta out though. It seems to have helped if not solved it for me.  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
1. There are new beta drivers for notebooks too Jul 12, 2010, 22:32 Tomas
258.96 - hoping they'll fix the flash BSOD issue I'm having when multiple instances of flash are active.  
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News Comments > Divinity II The Dragon Knight Saga Announced
4. It wasn't that bad... Jul 8, 2010, 14:55 Tomas
The ending I mean. The game was fun, but the ending was indeed a bit of a surprise. I know why people hate it, but it was kind of funny. I laughed so much reading peoples comments after they'd completed it. I'll probably pick this one up simply because I enjoyed DivII enough to warrant it. Will be nice to see how they move forward off the ending we "enjoyed".  
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News Comments > Alpha Protocol Patch, DLC Status
16. Re: Alpha Protocol Patch, DLC Status Jun 21, 2010, 22:35 Tomas
I guess I'll jump on the whiteknight bandwagon too. This game gets a lot more hate than it deserves. The first hour or so really bothered me (bland environment, kind of weird getting used to the crappy things about it), but after that I really found myself enjoying the game quite a bit. It is a shame they released it in the current state, but even with its flaws it's a lot better than a boat load of games that seem to get a pass. Frankly I really wish they'd make more content, because now that I'm used to the few odd things and know how to work around the few bugs I had I really like the game.

Could have been a classic, yes, but it's still a fun game. And honestly, I don't get all the hate on the combat system. It's not that weird - especially when you realize this is a stats based RPG game. If you suck at shooting (stats wise)'ll miss more often. Not too hard to comprehend.
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News Comments > Dragon Age Anime Movie Plans
10. Re: Dragon Age Anime Movie Plans Jun 7, 2010, 22:29 Tomas
Yeah...not seeing the reason for the rage. Until there's something to look at all I'm seeing is a bunch of ignorant comments. Hating anime because of the style is downright silly. There isn't ONE style to anime, and quite frankly if you had done any digging around you might have realized that there are actually a great number of fantastic anime movies out there that don't look like big-eyed kiddie garbage.

That said, I'm not expecting much either, but no point in throwing Bioware/FUNimation under the train until we see something to justify it. For all we know the anime could end up being fantastic.

BTW, FUNimation has done some pretty good stuff in addition to the regular garbage they've done. So who knows, it might actually be something fun to watch.
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
3. Re: Saturday Screenshots Jun 6, 2010, 02:48 Tomas
Yep. This is the one on Unreal 3 rather than 2.5. Hopefully they take all the awesome from the first game and then fix up the bits that weren't quite there. Can't wait for this to get released.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution E3 2010 Trailer
17. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution E3 2010 Trailer Jun 4, 2010, 22:25 Tomas
There's a lot of info out there about the game. The short version is that most of the comments and concerns in here aren't accurate, but I'll let everyone find all the details on their own since I'm lazy. =) A few notes though...

I find the trailer a lot more Cyberpunk than Matrix. I have a hard time not assuming that the 2027 date isn't a nod to Cyberpunk. If I had to guess I'd assume most of you guys are younger and don't even know what Cyberpunk is though...

There is an option to not kill in most cases from what I've heard. This, however, will leave the player dealing with things like guards waking up knocked out guards etc. So while it appears that will be an option, it may make the game really tough in some cases.

Anyhow, I'm getting sort of excited. There are things I'm not at all happy about (like no location specific damage - there was nothing cooler than my first play through of Deus Ex when I had both my legs taken out and I was dragging myself across the field under the statue of liberty...), but I'm going to reserve my comments until a bit more info comes out.
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