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News Comments > Evolve Alpha Testing This Month
8. Re: Evolve Alpha Testing This Month Oct 9, 2014, 15:31 HorrorScope
 
1. Looks fun. A little cooridorish from the gameplay link.
2. However man you have to unload a lot of lead to kill Goliath, so what happens when it becomes one v one, seems impossible for the soldier to win.
3. If successful, I'll take Predator 6v1 in the futua.
4. Biggest strike, their website doesn't allow you to leave by hitting back. Is this 1995? That shit ass game? lol
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within > 30 FPS "Not Supported"
61. Re: The Evil Within > 30 FPS Oct 9, 2014, 14:10 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 10:28:
Console commands don't count as giving the user a choice, as 95% of gamers aren't going to know about them or ever use them.

I get the overall issue here, but fuck these people, you're on a pc, take advantage of that, it even helps you out in front office jobs... you get experience, it all relates to honing pc skills.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Master of Shadows Released
7. Re: Styx: Master of Shadows Released Oct 8, 2014, 20:48 HorrorScope
 
nofb wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 13:17:
It's been released for a few days now. Review are quite bad, apparently the controls are terrible (especially edge detection), so is the AI.

Shame, second disappointment after Thief. We really ought not to get high expectations from those marketing racket.

Steam User Rating:
73% Thief
84% Styx early returns.

Currently I have Steam at 80% as the cut off line, don't figure in published report, don't know who to trust. Quite a few like it though, biggest issue sounds like QTE fighting.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
19. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 8, 2014, 20:42 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:28:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:22:
Less than 1/2? That could be a good thing. I need a list of games to buy and a list of games I have to fire up. Done and Done. The rest isn't all that needed.

Some of us actually socialize with others and make use of the extensive community features. There's also the bevy of other tools Steam provides. It is remarkably lightweight for everything it implements.

I don't think Origin is bad just because its EA but it is not in the same universe as Steam, they have a long way to go. The feature I make the most use out of is the ability to run Origin games without Origin itself, irony right there.

Fine use steam for your social or skype or tumblr or facepunch or AoL (lol). Everything has to have a social thing? I say no, others may not.

And to the feature of running without Origin is a good one for sure. The point here is EA is saving 30% (valve's cut) by doing this. That is a big dot deal to a company and why it exists, well imo.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 8, 2014, 20:28 HorrorScope
 
Wildstar cancels Christmas should be the headline of every news outlet.

Their reasoning makes sense to me, silly seasonal games that some how match up with the real world.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
13. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 8, 2014, 20:22 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:18:
It has less than half of the features of Steam and even its store is poorly laid out. The free games are nice but Origin sucks.

Less than 1/2? That could be a good thing. I need a list of games to buy and a list of games I have to fire up. Done and Done. The rest isn't all that needed.

I have no problems with any of them, I give credit to the software and Win 7. Would I rather not have them? Yes. But I also understand that these companies don't all just have to blow Valve either and give them x% to be on their store front. They are big in their own right and can do what they want. I'm not upset of those that say no to Origin, but I don't struggle with it, fires up like steam and does what I need it to.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
64. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 20:18 HorrorScope
 
Task wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:34:
but still I would never pay 600 bucks ever for a virtual item and never have. I think people forgot what games used to be like - Pay 60 bucks for space game - tons of ships on the disk that you get in-game or mod in yourself.

I jump heels over head with that Disney Infinity thing, what a boondoggle they have going on there. Pay money for an inanimate object to place on a saucer to unlock it in game. If you notice DLC that is on the disk. But people do this happily, however in Lego game world you buy the game and get 100's of characters to play with, no extra fees. What a real fast one they pull on those schlubs. And the gameplay is pure shit to. It's all about the one notch better than happy meal figures and it gets the grown up's to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 8, 2014, 19:57 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 16:59:
Comcast again does the usual OMG we're so sorry, and we'll make it right! bullshit that they usually do.


Epic cluster, as stated we got his side, now some from Comcast which is a total cluster, they don't even agree with themselves. But we just respond to the article as is and imo always reserve the right to change our minds if more info is given to change our minds. But there is no real reason to doubt the customer here, we're talking Comcast, totally believable.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
54. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 12:56 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 12:06:

Yeah I don't really think every game needs to be some ultra complex and deep thing. Sometimes slaughtering the shit out of orcs for 25 hours can be fun. .

Not that I have a problem with your point, other than are there really a lot of overly complicated games? I find most are slaughtering the shit out of things.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
50. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 11:53 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:58:
UHD wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:37:
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 08:50:
There's really not a lot of fluff in between. It's basically just... killing Uruks and collecting meaningless shite.

I truly think a lot of enthousiasts today will look at this game in retrospect later and think "Blegh, it actually sucked.". I have enough respect for the PC gamer to believe this.

You're basically describing Diablo, though, so maybe not? Killing X things for Y shinies is addicting to some people.

Big difference is, beyond the obvious, that Diablo rewards the player for all the killing. This is what makes it addicting. SoM doesn't reward you beyond XP and some abilities that make the easy game even more easy. There's no gear drops, no "shinies" to speak of. "There's runes!"
Haha! Yeah.

Also, Diablo has dozens of different enemies. SoM has... well, Uruks, Ghuls, Caragors, Trolls. That's it. I'm stunned that the nemesis system so blinds people to the shallowness this game is; how little it really has to offer.

The perspective makes a big difference to. I like the standard ARPG top down/side, but I really like it when you take that and make it frist/3d pov a lot better. Borderlands for example. So SoM has that going on as well as part of the hook above Diablo for many players.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 8, 2014, 11:08 HorrorScope
 
"According to the AP, two of the study participants rear-ended another car while using Siri"

During the test, two people actually wrecked, I get that shit is distracting to a level, but I have to think a couple here went out of their way to make a point. The chances while perhaps greater are still very small.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 8, 2014, 11:03 HorrorScope
 
That is how people kill people at work right there.

That is also how all these people on the same corporate boards is a bad thing.

Comcast most likely dropped the ball on a citizen, they eventually did a background check, found out where he worked and took a citizens issue like this to his employer and they fired him for conduct.

Wow. I'd sue for sure and I don't sue, but this would make me take notice.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
21. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 10:44 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:26:
I gotta say, that convention is very aptly named.

Always hidden messages everywhere, like a visible karma, Citizen Con, yup, qualifies.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
37. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 7, 2014, 19:22 HorrorScope
 
FWIW Steams rating is a Thumbs up and Down system, bascially Y/N, 0/1, 0/10 system. This and Modor are 95% and 94%. I'm starting to get a feel for how well that system works. I think it is going to be a fair enough indicator, along with a sweep of forums for bugs/stability and a quick youtube visual. Then decide.

Notice nowhere in that is pro-reviews, say what you do, do what you say, right?

80%+ on Steam seems to be relatively safe if it is a game genre you like. Looks like Snuggle Truck is the highest rated game on Steam!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2014, 19:18 HorrorScope
 
Slick wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 18:49:
G602 and GG

500hz polling rate (ie 1ms more latency than a 1000hz wired device)

battery lasts half a year

6 thumb buttons

optical instead of laser (never get stuck on a hair again)

Gee Gee


I roll with a 6 thumb button mouse the Razer Hex, the only thing I would like on it that it doesn't have is a 3 way middle mouse-wheel button. Fan of those. But I like the layout of the buttons in a circle better than the G602, you rest your thumb in the middle and lean into the button, very natural.

Like anything you use hard, they wear and you need to replace.

Good to see most everyone is a huge fan of their own mouse.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
5. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 7, 2014, 19:08 HorrorScope
 
Right a couple days back Mac from Worth a Buy had a link to his review here, The first half of the video was all about this bull and it pissed him off and he wanted to hate the game. But in the end, he says a good game is a good game, it is BS what Warner done and vows to never review another WB game, but he gave the ole thumbs up for Shadow.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
29. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 18:38 HorrorScope
 
The point is and has always been that it is nothing short at disappointing that the current gen couldn't do 1080p 60 frames. I think everyone went in expecting that and look what we got... short changed. So when you have to go even lower than 1080p at only 30 frames, soft.

One thing on a pc I wouldn't want that as the scaling isn't as good as native. On the consoles is the scaling so good you can't tell it's not running native resolution?
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Oct 7, 2014, 18:32 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 13:00:
9) It's time to stop catering to the nerdbro gamer exclusively and start giving more diverse experiences and storytelling

Here's the deal... if one feels strongly about it, then get a book and learn how to program and make your own. Otherwise, you are not in a position to hint at what others should do. That doesn't mean the games for the needy won't be made, they just have to hope for like minded programmers are interested and/or market trends prove there is a customer base there. It's niche, and it has to be figured out where between hardcore and casual this group lies, it sounds fairly indy and well there are games there that cater to a lot of different groups. Whiners.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
32. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 7, 2014, 11:08 HorrorScope
 
djinn wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 04:00:
Caslon wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 19:20:
I don't trust Metacritic scores by professional reviewers. I'll wait to see how the masses score it.

You mean the reams of 0's and 10's from teenagers that are unable to score a game anywhere else?

I don't use metacritic, but 10 and 0 become Y/N, so if 9 out of 10 like it, you still get your 9 out of 10.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 10:14 HorrorScope
 
Lots of nuggets in the ubi article:

From this gen sucks, to MS deal, to a VP misinterpreted something when in reality didn't miss a lick... All the usual bull in one tight article.
 
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