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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 563 (Apprentice)
User ID 16448
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
5. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Early Access Mar 27, 2014, 20:44 Wolfox
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 20:33:

Which didn't have an Early Access program at all and wasn't made by the same company. So... Wtf

...so he should have said "I remember Elemental". There!
 
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News Comments > WildStar Preorders
6. Re: WildStar Preorders Mar 19, 2014, 16:42 Wolfox
 
If this game used the Guild Wars model (buy-to-play, no subscription), I would consider trying it. But since it also has a subscription, I'm out.

Well, until it goes F2P, which might be quite likely.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2014, 15:29 Wolfox
 
Brataccas wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 14:52:
Wolfox wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 14:35:
To be fair, beauty and fitness are culturally defined, not biologically.

Not really. We are biologically driven to prefer certain traits, mostly symmetry in structure, skin texture, and shape cues which indicate sexual maturity. This cuts across cultures and even species -- the research is pretty solid on that. Granted, weight preferences do change through time and across cultures.

Which is what I meant. Beauty and fitness are cultural constructs influenced (but not determined) by biological predisposition. And while there is some solid research on the subject, the conclusions of such research (and its scope) are still under discussion. The explanation power of evolutionary psychology is still more flimsy than it would like to be, and its conclusions should be considered with caution.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2014, 14:35 Wolfox
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 13:34:
Because - as it's hard wired to the genes - we're all attracted to beauty and fitness because it's an evolutionary trait.

To be fair, beauty and fitness are culturally defined, not biologically. The beautiful women of centuries ago would be considered fat nowadays; similarly, "fat" people were considered more healthy than slim, "fit" people back then. Our brain is complex enough that our genes very rarely determine something in our behavior - scientists today talk more about gene "influence" than "determination" (as far as our behavior goes), and most of our behavior is actually "programmed" by cultural influence.

Just saying.
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Announced
9. Re: Unity 5 Announced Mar 18, 2014, 21:47 Wolfox
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 21:21:
UDK is free for the same people. With more features. And it's easier to use.

UDK requires royalties (25% of revenue above $50k), and Unity doesn't. For those thinking big, it can make a considerable difference.

As for ease of use, I have no idea. I've been trying to use open-source engines anyway, so I haven't tried Unity or UDK.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Mar 18, 2014, 18:56 Wolfox
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 17:53:
If you haven't grabbed Expeditions: Conquistador yet, run, don't walk, to get it. Totally a steal for $5. I don't know how or why this was overlooked by so many people but it's a gem. Ima probably give this another playthrough again very soon. I hope it did well enough to warrant a follow-up.


That's exactly what I'm gonna do later today. That game has been in my wishlist for quite some time, waiting for a discount.

Good to know you liked it. I'm definitely intrigued.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Mar 14, 2014, 23:21 Wolfox
 
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News Comments > Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Announced (For PC Too)
5. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Announced (For PC Too) Mar 8, 2014, 12:11 Wolfox
 
I've been playing the game so far (I bought it on Steam, just saying) and it's been pretty good. For me, it's at least as good as the first one, which I really, really liked.

I'm ok with the stealth sections, because, for me, they're just disguised puzzles, mostly. There's one stealth section that's pointless and potentially agravating, but it's one single section in a game that's been pretty good so far, so I'm ok with it.

Of course, I have yet to finish the game, and I must be 7 hours in, which is less than halfway through. From what I've seen so far, though, I'd say it's very likely I'll get the DLC at some point.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
19. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed Mar 4, 2014, 14:48 Wolfox
 
Watter wrote on Mar 4, 2014, 12:57:
By coincidence, I just finished Origins last night so it's quite fresh in my mind, I may be one of the few who enjoyed Origins more than City and definitely more than Asylum. In Asylum, and to a certain extent City, all of the side missions felt very distracting and in the way of the very focused story and sense of urgency. I thought Origins did a much better job of integrating the various these missions from a timing and story perspective. I also found the combat to be a little more difficult (well, until you got the shock gloves at least) in Origins which was appreciated.


At first, I was enjoying Origins more than City as well, but then things began to fall apart. There are many good things about Origins, many brave things, and many moments of brilliance - but, at least for me, there are even more clumsy moments and obvious oversights, enough that they mostly ruined the experience for me.

With a bit more of care and polish, Origins could have been the best of them all. Instead it will be remembered as the worse in the series, which is just sad.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
10. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Feb 26, 2014, 14:02 Wolfox
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 26, 2014, 09:50:
I'm still playing through the first on steam, whose ending was spoiled for me by every other website that had an article promoting the second (In this game, Gabriel rises as Dracula! Nooooooooooooooooooooo!). I dunno, I like it! Apparently I'm the only one! Oh well.

Not the only one. Lords of Shadow was in my personal top 2 games for 2013.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Feb 26, 2014, 14:01 Wolfox
 
I've played for a bit over 2 hours and it's really good so far. Runs smooth, looks great, combat has a bit more nuance than the first one, and some pretty cool setpieces.

In that time, I've played through two of the much criticized "stealth sections". They didn't bother me nearly as much as it did most reviewers (at least not yet) because they are, for all intents and purposes, just disguised puzzles - puzzles that, so far, are no worse (and no better) than the puzzles in the first game.

Apart from a somewhat gratuitous scene that serves little real purpose (even if it's quite powerful, in an unsettling kind of way) and some weird and uncalled-for innuendo by one of the early bosses, I'm really enjoying the game. But there's still about 18 hours of game to go, so it may be a bit too early to say how good it is or is not. As beginnings go, though, it's pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Age of Wonders III Next Month
2. Re: Age of Wonders III Next Month Feb 25, 2014, 19:22 Wolfox
 
Julio wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 19:18:
Given AOW:SM was one of my favorite games of all time, looking forward to this DRM free from GOG.

In that case, I hope you like regional pricing, or that you are unaffected by it. Just saying.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2014, 21:39 Wolfox
 
.net_Drifter wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 19:17:
Julio wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:47:
Guess he won't be doing a cameo in Ghostbusters 3. A very talented man.

. . . or will he?

Good joke, but a bit too soon.

RIP Egon Spengler, Ph.D.
 
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News Comments > Line of Defense Tactics Demo
4. Re: Line of Defense Tactics Demo Feb 19, 2014, 20:16 Wolfox
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 20:00:
...a chance to make their own judgment and help us counter these malicious and false reviews being put up by a select few and their mob in order to get back at us for banning, thus preventing them from disrupting our forums.

... what

I see you're not used to Derek's style. That is actually a pretty good example of what's been going on since Battlecruiser 3000AD.
 
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News Comments > PC Line of Defense Tactics Released
2. Re: PC Line of Defense Tactics Released Feb 11, 2014, 16:49 Wolfox
 
I wonder how long until someone does the summoning.

So, has anyone here tried the game? If so, how is it?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Feb 9, 2014, 12:12 Wolfox
 
Hey, guys, don't be too hard on the guy. He's just trying to pull a Phil Fish.

Of course, Flappy Bird isn't Fez or even close to it. But hey, it's the thought that matters!

(and it saddens me to see people playing Flappy Bird when they could be instead playing something more substantial like Joust)
 
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News Comments > Child of Light in April
3. Re: Child of Light in April Feb 8, 2014, 14:02 Wolfox
 
Brumbek wrote on Feb 8, 2014, 13:15:
Never trust Ubisoft. Ever.

Why?
 
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News Comments > New Elite: Dangerous Backer MP Alpha
16. Re: New Elite: Dangerous Backer MP Alpha Feb 6, 2014, 16:47 Wolfox
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 22:32:
Makes me wonder wtf the guys at Egosoft are doing to fix Rebirth.

Too little, and most likely too late.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
2. Re: Morning Previews Feb 4, 2014, 09:45 Wolfox
 
Yes. I wouldn't play it any other way.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 12, 2014, 13:20 Wolfox
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jan 12, 2014, 12:43:
I'm tempted to pull the trigger on revengeance. It's got some good buzz. Any impressions?

So far I really like it. Gameplay is excellent, it looks pretty good, and no performance problems anywhere (it's really smooth). I'm playing with a controller, though, so I have no idea how good (or bad) the K&M controls are.

If you like the genre, I would definitely recommend it, assuming you have no issues with the crazy region-locking.
 
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