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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 16:35 Prez
 
yuastnav wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:29:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 16:22:
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 15:36:
So avoid their opinion pieces? They still do great reviews and other features. There aren't many quality PC sites of their caliber and they tend to ask harder questions in interviews than cheerleaders like IGN.

Admittedly I haven't read a lot of their interviews, so I'll concede that point, but I haven't been all that impressed with their reviews to be honest. Many (most?) of them lack a lot of the key info I look for in a good review. If their self-important preachy viewpoints stayed out of their reviews then I could probably take your advice, but the writers can never seem to just review the game without interjecting their own moral viewpoint into them which is something I find supremely annoying. Their previews are all "Ra-Ra-Ra!" advertising just like most every other games news outlet, so they are pretty useless. I have been reading RPS for a long time so I think I am qualified to say they are the worst they've ever been right now.

Uhm, what?
How is that supposed to work? Every review is going to be based on the preferences, viewpoints and the morality of the one reviewing it.

I'll see your "Um what?" and raise you a "WTF???". Since when are the reviewers personal moral viewpoints an essential part of a review? That is just crazy talk. The next thing you'll be telling me that if the reviewer is a Republican he ought to be reviewing it from a conservative viewpoint. "This game doesn't tell us that gay marriage is wrong so it's BAD!" Confused
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 16:22 Prez
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 15:36:
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:45:
People keep saying "RPS is great but..." It makes me wonder what is so great about them. Most everything from them nowadays is whiny soapbox preaching and desperate trolling for hits like this BS article. Their current journalist team consists of a bunch of attention-starved hacks from what Ive seen lately. Just because they were good once doesn't mean they are above reproach. Mostly they just suck ass if you judge them on their recent history.

So avoid their opinion pieces? They still do great reviews and other features. There aren't many quality PC sites of their caliber and they tend to ask harder questions in interviews than cheerleaders like IGN.

Admittedly I haven't read a lot of their interviews, so I'll concede that point, but I haven't been all that impressed with their reviews to be honest. Many (most?) of them lack a lot of the key info I look for in a good review. If their self-important preachy viewpoints stayed out of their reviews then I could probably take your advice, but the writers can never seem to just review the game without interjecting their own moral viewpoint into them which is something I find supremely annoying. Their previews are all "Ra-Ra-Ra!" advertising just like most every other games news outlet, so they are pretty useless. I have been reading RPS for a long time so I think I am qualified to say they are the worst they've ever been right now.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II PCs After Consoles
33. Re: Dark Souls II PCs After Consoles Sep 19, 2013, 16:11 Prez
 
I was of two minds on the original. Of course shoddy ports suck but to not buy it doesn't necessarily send the correct message to developers. They probably can't discern whether low sales of a console port are due to general apathy or anger on the part of the PC community, so I went ahead and bought it. I greatly prefer playing all of my games except driving ones with a mouse and keyboard, so I am not thrilled about the broken controls, but I have a controller so I guess no biggie.

I don't mind the delay for the sequel on PC, since it is apparently going to be a short one. Publishers have their reasons for not wanting to do simultaneous releases; I just hope that when the game does arrive on PC it is a far sight better of a port job than the original was.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 13:45 Prez
 
People keep saying "RPS is great but..." It makes me wonder what is so great about them. Most everything from them nowadays is whiny soapbox preaching and desperate trolling for hits like this BS article. Their current journalist team consists of a bunch of attention-starved hacks from what Ive seen lately. Just because they were good once doesn't mean they are above reproach. Mostly they just suck ass if you judge them on their recent history.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 09:11 Prez
 
To boycott RPS or not to boycott RPS...  
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News Comments > Day One - Garry's Incident Preorders
1. Re: Day One - Garry's Incident Preorders Sep 18, 2013, 22:21 Prez
 
Dont' Starve as a FPS?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 18, 2013, 18:04 Prez
 
This is an all-too-common re-run that keeps playing over and over in the US like that 24 hour "Christmas Story" marathon every year. Some mentally disturbed person falls between society's cracks despite warning sign after warning sign that had anyone actually gave enough of a shit to report to the proper authorities would have precluded this person from passing a background check. The same person who has no business owning a gun nevertheless is therefore able to easily acquire one or more of them. Said individual commits a horribly violent massacre with said guns. The gun nuts and the gun grabbers all suit up for battle and wage war in every forum. The media makes everything worse by non-stop hack reporting of every stupid thing that some idiot says and amateur sensationalist hit pieces like the incredibly stupid one our friends at the UK's Daily Mirror wrote (not to mention just about everything Fox News reports on the issue) while ignoring the real issues that contributed to the massacre - mental issues and easy availability of firearms - so that it will assuredly happen again. Rinse and repeat.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 18, 2013, 15:42 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 10:57:
Pigeon wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 10:47:
'Infringing use of bittorent', I'd like to see what they call infringing use. Corporations, and most people tend to have very different views of what constitutes infringement.

Well let's be a bit honest about the primary use of BitTorrent here. It isn't distributing game patches and drivers

That being said, I wanted to buy a copy of Epic for my daughter, it was $30 on Bluray in the store. Even $25 at Amazon is too much for a new movie. I didn't pirate it instead but I mean it's not exactly hard to see why people do. TV is another good example, people are tired of advertisements and forced schedules. They are creating their own libraries using software like XBMC because they simply aren't being served the way they want. This is lost opportunity for the industries involved, they are too slow to adapt and often implement absurd restrictions when they do.

Exactly. That 24% would be a whole helluva lot lower if corporations actually worried as much about serving the wants and meeting the needs of their audience as about fleecing them.
 
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News Comments > Learn Gaming from the Romero Professors
16. Re: Learn Gaming from the Romero Professors Sep 18, 2013, 15:39 Prez
 
Hopefully for the students who sign up for this programming is like riding a bike where once you've learned it you never forget it, because Romero hasn't done anything worth shit in a LONG time.  
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News Comments > Saints Row IV "GAT V" Pack Free Today
19. Re: Saints Row IV Sep 17, 2013, 17:47 Prez
 
"Want to buy GAT V on PC? Too bad!" (Because the DLC's free, but also mocking us.)

Take that Rockstar! I still would rather have GTA5 for my PC than this DLC though.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year
7. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year Sep 17, 2013, 15:14 Prez
 
Gadzooks wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 15:07:
Some of the best Diablo news since the game came out.

Yeah.

I may buy this game one day yet. There's still a major obstacle though. I never thought I'd say this, but can I have the console version of the game on PC? You know, the one that doesn't need an always online connection???
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
61. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 16, 2013, 18:34 Prez
 
It's not like it's a surprise to people that GTA treats women poorly.

GTA represents women in a less-than-flattering light, but it does so with men as well (sort of like every movie and book with similar subject matter). Men in the games are all either violent, sex-starved maniacs or effeminate, incompetent, and wimpy. Hell, pretty much all of the characters in the world are really just stereotypical caricatures of whatever "class" they represent rather than real people. And it all is done very deliberately in the typical over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek GTA style that makes it too ridiculous to be offensive. Of course someone is invariably always going to get their panties in a twist over every little thing, but to paraphrase Jay Wilson, "Fuck those losers".

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
50. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 16, 2013, 16:24 Prez
 
GTA V copies sold early, Rockstar 'investigating'.

Bah, who cares. It's all a moot point now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2013, 22:19 Prez
 
Well the Giants got their clocks cleaned by turnovers again. I know it's early but it might be a long year...  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Trailer
14. Re: Elite: Dangerous Trailer Sep 15, 2013, 18:07 Prez
 
That looks exciting. Prez wants!!!  
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence?
32. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence? Sep 15, 2013, 17:48 Prez
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 17:04:
Prez wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 16:56:
Like they say in the investment world, "past performance is not a guarantee of future results". That GTA3, Vice City, GTA4 and Liberty City Stories eventually made it to PC does not guarantee that GTA5 will as well. I certainly don't see it as a foregone conclusion like others do. After Read Dead Redemption stayed off PC despite huge demand nothing would surprise me.

Perhaps you missed the point made earlier -- different franchise, different developer, different situation. Anybody that assumed RDR would be coming to PC was deluding themselves without basis. It may not be a guarantee, but there is a hell of a lot more reason to be confident in a PC release of GTA V.

That doesn't mean much to me - and in and of itself isn't evidence of anything. Correct me if I'm wrong, but deciding which platform a game releases on and which it doesn't is typically a publisher decision isn't it? I'll believe GTAV is coming to PC when it is confirmed by Rockstar/Take 2, not before.
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence?
29. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence? Sep 15, 2013, 16:56 Prez
 
Like they say in the investment world, "past performance is not a guarantee of future results". That GTA3, Vice City, GTA4 and Liberty City Stories eventually made it to PC does not guarantee that GTA5 will as well. I certainly don't see it as a foregone conclusion like others do. After Read Dead Redemption stayed off PC despite huge demand nothing would surprise me.  
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units
4. Re: PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units Sep 13, 2013, 23:57 Prez
 
This is great news. A PC-only game is selling great, making a nice profit for the developer, and piracy is not mentioned at all. Hopefully other devs are taking notice...

As for the game, I still haven't dove into it yet but I really enjoyed the first one so I'm sure I'll play the hell out of it when I do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2013, 21:01 Prez
 
Genesys wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 20:19:
Prez wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 17:35:
I just can't play games sitting on a couch or on the floor in front of my TV. Partly it is due to back problems, and partially due to the fact that I just can't get into the experience that way. I need to be sitting upright at a 24-26" monitor in a comfy office chair.

There's nothing stopping you from hooking your game console up to your monitor for controller-friendly games (racing games etc), though. I use a $10 HDMI switchbox so I can toggle between PC and PS3, and if your monitor has multiple inputs you might not even need that.

I have been thinking about doing that more and more as of late actually. If it turns out that GTA 5 is a console exclusive, I will probably go ahead and do it.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Sep 13, 2013, 17:59 Prez
 
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 16:31:
Prez wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 16:30:
Necrophob wrote on Sep 13, 2013, 16:23:
Besides, I still have to finish System Shock 2.

You definitley don't rush though your library, do you?


Prez, you have the finest glass house in the land.


Pipe down you filthy console pirate you! Beam
 
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