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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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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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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 6, 2014, 19:40 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:57:
Given the mixed bag of reviews at this point, this is a wait and see.

By who? I can't people here at Blue's are still reading published reviews. Player feedback so far has been very positive.
 
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News Comments > etc.
41. Re: etc. Oct 6, 2014, 11:48 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 18:05:
Julio wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 15:23:
Cutter is right, as he is most of the time!

Lol. I didn't write it, but she's right on the money.

I'm seeing a black chick at the moment. She's not African-XXX, she's not a 'woman of color', she is, in her own words, "a black chick". And it's wicked cool that we can discuss anything without tiptoeing around "sensitive" issues like it's a minefield.

She's virtually always dated white guys but the problem is the SJW thing. She says that most of them are terrified of offending her by saying the wrong thing, or just try too hard to be some sort of multicultural ambassador where everything black is awesome and everything white is corrupt and evil. Says it drives her up the wall, and my directness and honesty for her is refreshing - even cute. Hell, we even have a running joke right now how she likes her toast lite and I like mine dark.

It's also rather interesting seeing how people react to us in public from both black and white people - the Asians don't seem to care. Most always look a little offput and/or confused or even shocked. Then a much smaller contingent seem to be approving - which while nice at least seems to me to have sort of a condescending edge to it, like 'Oh, look how progressive they are.' Then again, that could easily just be my perceptions. But I seem to recall similar vibes whenever I've dated non-white women - and there have been several over the years. Regardless of what they're actually thinking, there is definitely a very real, though subtle, reaction from most people. It's really weird.

Right because they don't know how bat shit crazy the two of you are, it is awkward all around. But lets face it you wrote all of that for this: "I've dated non-white women - and there have been several over the years" - You go Rico!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 6, 2014, 10:30 HorrorScope
 
From Apple:
"Over the last few years athletes have written Beats into their DNA as part of the pre-game ritual. Music can have a significant positive effect on an athlete's focus and mental preparedness and has become as important to performance as any other piece of equipment."

Yeah W's and L's Beats plays a part of, uh huh.

On top of that, you could have added a zero or two to your proposal. My guess is when you win contracts like this you want the benefits that come with it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 19:54 HorrorScope
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 16:50:
This is why SJWs must not be allowed to keep spreading their hate-filled speech

That is pot/kettle then. You give them a name and you give them power.

Don't listen to them and they have nothing. I predict this will blow over and if something changes it will be small and for a short while. This won't add up to anything, because it isn't based on a solid enough foundation.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Oct 5, 2014, 19:50 HorrorScope
 
Mack sure went off on Warner and their new way to buy positive scores and keep others out.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
10. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 5, 2014, 19:48 HorrorScope
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 13:27:
Problem is that the Indie scene is blowing up in size like the good old shareware days, and you have 6 tons of shit to sift through to get to anything decent. Not to mention the graphics to match the old shareware days.

I hear this a lot around here. I don't seem to have the issue, sure it's by far more games I don't want than want, but to consider it something time consuming or difficult, must be a first world problem. Pretty much do all user reviews and a gameplay movie, very high success rate.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
26. Re: Game Reviews Oct 5, 2014, 12:48 HorrorScope
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 00:53:
That has more to do with the fact that most main protagonists of AAA games are pyschopaths that shoot about 1000 bad guys during the course of the game. Men have historically been the ones to go to war

Sort of like how we paint terrorists as people seemingly insane and have no reason whatsoever to do harm. As if when we kill in war every living should is in agreement, that had to go. On top of that that no mistakes are made but if they are, all those affected just need to understand and get over it, it was a mistake. There cannot be any ill-will or vengeance, as if these people have no brains and emotions.

Same ole shit for 1000's of years, now it's even more driven by money, there is no hope for it to stop.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 5, 2014, 12:39 HorrorScope
 
If amazon is going to sell things 1-2 days before Christmas and guarantee delivery, there will be problems.

"It was the cardinal sin of online retailing"

It's stupid if you a buyer thinks they can wait to the last minute and assume there is infinite capacity and then tack on... It's winter.

IMO that is the true heart of the issue, order earlier, don't procrastinate and then act as a victim.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 5, 2014, 12:20 HorrorScope
 
Obamer.  
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