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Nickname Wolfox
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Description Gamer and master geek. I love games, computers, music, 3D, etc.
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Signed On Mar 13, 2003, 17:16
Total Comments 540 (Apprentice)
User ID 16448
 
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News Comments > etc.
49. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 15:57 Wolfox
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 15:11:
Why is no one talking about video games and sleep apnea?

It's not really controversial, is it?

In other times, we would. And probably mocking someone in the process. I miss those times.
 
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Plans?
8. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Plans? Oct 28, 2014, 09:30 Wolfox
 
KTR wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:33:
Confirmed by Sega on Twitter.

Yup. Here it is.
 
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Oct 26, 2014, 19:05 Wolfox
 
Squirmer wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 18:24:
Trouble with TB's blog post is that he seems to think the harassment is a result of gamers made angry by ethical breaches, and so addressing the ethics issue will stop the harassment.

That ignores the torrent of abuse Sarkeesian, for instance, has received for a long time. She received a bomb threat earlier this year, way before Gamergate started (and note that she didn't reveal it, which puts a lie to claims that she exploits controversy for free press).

This situation is way beyond some kind of justifiable outrage about ethics. It's absurd to claim that's all this is.

I would think that his view is that that kind of abuse has always been around, and that it is a reflection of people in gaming being part of an overall society that has the same issues. We all know how toxic MP gaming has been for many years, not to speak of online forums and all. We all know how many problems society has with inclusiveness and tolerance and whatnot. And he's fully aware that ending gamergate will not end that at all.

Again trying to understand his thought process, I think that he considers that addressing the ethics issue will instead force gamergate to find a new motto. It won't be able to, and it will die out. The harassers and trolls will still be around, and they'll do what they've always done, but they'll no longer have the protection of an excuse - "it's about ethics in game journalism" - nor a group or ideology to hide behind.

Now, I think he's being a bit too optimistic, but I still think it's a more noble position than declaring war and reinforcing conflict. At least he's trying to talk. It may not work, but it's worth trying when so many have given up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Oct 26, 2014, 17:28 Wolfox
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 14:12:
ASeven wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 12:25:
TotalBiscuit writes a very eloquent blog post on GG.
You know what's funny about this, is that TB was very neutral when this all started. Right up until the anti-gg side decided to attack him for being so.

After reading it, I'd say he's still very much neutral. He's one of the very few voices asking for (and trying to establish) dialog instead of reinforcing one-sided agression and harassment from one of the sides (or both).
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
8. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Oct 25, 2014, 00:14 Wolfox
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 22:51:
Have they translated more of the books? I bought two Polish to English translated Witcher novels like 8-10 years ago, that was all that was available at the time. They were great in my opinion, and definitely a different portrayal of Gerault, particularly compared to Witcher 1.

I don't know. I read the first one (The Last Wish) in English, but then it came out in Portuguese (I'm in Brazil), and I read it again (the Brazilian translation is excellent). Since then, three more books have been translated/released here: Sword of Destiny, Blood of Elves, and Time of Contempt. Reading those should be enough to appreciate most of the references, I'd say.

As far as I know, all of those have English versions available, with the exception of Sword of Destiny. But there are fan translations around that should be good enough. And I can't understand why there isn't an official English release of that book, since it's a pretty important one - it's the one that lays out many aspects of the relationship between Geralt and Yennefer.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
4. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Oct 24, 2014, 21:57 Wolfox
 
Funny thing is that this intro has a lot less action than the ones for Witcher 1 and 2, but fans of the books will be PUMPED. Like most of the CGI trailers for Witcher 3 so far, there are LOTS of nods to the books that people who only played the games won't get. Which is one great reason to read the books.

February can't come soon enough.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Released
25. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Released Oct 24, 2014, 15:17 Wolfox
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 14:53:
I was so hyped about Rebirth and then you mocked me (well, I deserved that) ;)

Have you picked the free DLC for Rebirth? It won't be free for much longer.

And who knows, Rebirth might be a great game one day. Weirdest things have happened.

And yeah, I also pre-ordered Rebirth, and tried to convince myself it was great for 30 hours or so. I will keep trying it again every once in a while, when major patches come out, or when I have a new video card or something. I still have some small bit of hope.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Fantasy Game Announcement Today
8. Re: Stardock Fantasy Game Announcement Today Oct 2, 2014, 16:50 Wolfox
 
Legendary Heroes was pretty good, actually. It restored some of my faith in Stardock, but not enough to make me preorder anything from them ever again.  
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
32. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 20, 2014, 22:34 Wolfox
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 18:14:
if this does well then maybe a trend will follow and we might see 13-2 and 15 on PC at a later point in time as well.

XIII-2 and Lightning Returns have been confirmed already. They'll release all three games until mid-2015, reportedly.

I don't think 15 is confirmed, but I'd say it's very likely, specially if 13 sells well.
 
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News Comments > Endless Legend Next Week
10. Re: Endless Legend Next Week Sep 10, 2014, 21:41 Wolfox
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 18:18:
I quit endless space when it became obvious how badly the AI has to cheat to put up any resistance at all. At one point I had conquered half the galaxy, was putting out gargantuan fleets of utter doom, and the AI, who had like 4 planets, was matching and stalling my fleets.

At that point I kind of quit.

Yeah, my experience too. Not to mention the pirates. Argh.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
26. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 10:22 Wolfox
 
Microsoft did their homework this time.

https://twitter.com/notch/status/281139739304800256

For those who won't click the link - it's a Dec 18 2012 tweet by Notch saying "Anyway, my price is two billion dollars. Give me two billion dollars, and I'll endorse your crap."
 
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All
4. Re: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All Jul 23, 2014, 18:14 Wolfox
 
Kythlyn wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 17:57:
This is EA... right?

EA does this occasionally. It could be a random act of kindness, or part of a master evil plan, or just a random thing designed to keep us confused and second-guessing everything.

I guess we'll never know. But at least we get to play The Sims 2 for free.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 18:08 Wolfox
 
Oh my. Talk about linkbait trolling. That was embarassing.

Also, VG247 is now in my blacklist. Next!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jul 17, 2014, 23:00 Wolfox
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 16:51:
Is Dynasty Warriors worth it? Always enjoyed playing it on my PS2.

I'm loving it. I payed full price for it and it was worth every cent.
 
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News Comments > X: Rebirth Goes 64-Bit
10. Re: X: Rebirth Goes 64-Bit Jun 28, 2014, 16:30 Wolfox
 
Prez wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 15:41:
It's kind of like having an ugly baby. It's beautiful to you 'cause it's yours but everyone else is like "EGADS that is one ugly baby!"

And now I want to watch that Seinfeld episode ("The Hamptons") again. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
62. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 17, 2014, 15:40 Wolfox
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 15:14:
How is it these days? Can you get stuff on GoG, Humble, Steam, etc?

It's great these days. I can get stuff on all of those, sometimes cheaper than US prices. Very few games are unavailable here, even if quite a few are region-locked on Steam.

That said, back then, digital distribution was at its infancy, and virtually non-existent around here, and retail distribution here was very limited and often overpriced. Some games took over an year to get released here, some never got released. Those were dark times, but they're definitely long past now.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
55. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 17, 2014, 11:13 Wolfox
 
Cpmartins wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 08:33:
3KAD was the second game I've ever bought in my life (living in Brazil is no cheap thing I tell you).

Heh. I'm in Brazil as well, and I got the game imported back then. Not the second game I bought (that would be Rise of the Robots, which was another major disappointment), but it was definitely not easy and not cheap. :-)
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
25. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 16, 2014, 19:19 Wolfox
 
anime is great! wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 19:11:
Devil's Advocate: I truly think that DS has a good game inside of him. He just needs help to realize it. It's kind of like George Lucas, if you've read up on it, he had terrible ideas planned for Star Wars that were all tempered by a good crew. Not so much tempering in the prequels, though. Mr. Smart just needs the right team to help him put together his sci-fi dream.

Oh, I definitely agree. I loved the general concept behind Battlecruiser 3000 AD, back when I had it imported on launch, eager to help test it and fix the botched release as reported my Dr. Smart. I loved what he was trying to do.

In a better world, he would have succeeded in realizing his vision, and no one would long for Star Citizen or Elite Dangerous or Limit Theory or Enemy Starfighter or No Man's Sky or anything else. But, sadly for Dr. Smart, this is not that world.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
19. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 16, 2014, 18:59 Wolfox
 
bigspender wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 18:57:
you've done it now boy!

Yeah, that was kind of the joke, you know.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
16. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 16, 2014, 18:55 Wolfox
 
That's Derek Smart being Derek Smart. Nothing to see here.

P.S.: The update has some words in caps. Taking out the proper names (like GALCOM) and acronyms, this is what you get:

LOT
SMALL
MASSIVE
NO

I wonder what that means.

P.S. 2: Wow, I just noticed I almost said Derek Smart three times! That was close, I supp... oh.
 
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