Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for HorrorScope

Real Name HorrorScope   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname HorrorScope
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
Total Comments 3885 (Veteran)
User ID 17232
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
82. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 16:53 HorrorScope
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 15:12:
Also, according to the forums, refunds are on a case-by-case basis, so refunds are NOT guaranteed.

So how does that work?

"I bought the game for single player offline that this game sold itself on and now it doesn't have it. I would like a refund."

Refunded.

"I bought the game for single player offline that this game sold itself on and now it doesn't have it. I would like a refund."

Denied.

Or is it the best story in under 400 words that gets the refund? What is the criteria for a refund. The reason people are asking is because of no SP Offline that was promised, refund please. It gets more complicated then that? How can one person get it with that and another person cannot? Yet another shit storm.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Nov 16, 2014, 10:43 HorrorScope
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 10:15:
I have been playing RPG's for 30 years, crafting was non existent in 90% of them. Not sure I agree with that sentiment.

That said you don't have to do it, I did little. But I wouldn't poo poo the feature as many like doing it. Game could have been balanced better to needing to. Overall game was too easy, once you get the gist of it, Crowd Control was over-powering.

The article still misses the boat in many ways. There is plenty of skills and progression. Too much. There are reasons sometimes where being able to dabble in everything is too much of a good thing. To me all the different skills, you should be able to put one point in all, but only more than one point in 3. In the end you have characters with so many same skills, it's overpowering which goes back to the easy part.

Great game, still room for improvement. Whatever they do next with this engine as good as D:OS is, I expect the next one to be their BG2.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 16, 2014, 10:34 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 05:03:
There is only 1 fatal flaw in your theory, for that to ever happen, you'd need someone at the TOP of MS that has an actual clue what is going on in gaming right now. That understands what steam is and does and that understands what developers would really like, and what customers would really like.

Right, I believe I allude to them missing the boat, but if they did realize this even today, which we know they won't, but if they did, could the ship still be turned this late? I'm saying it is possible theoretically, with a lot of crow eating for sure, but yeah pipe dream.

Instead of making 5-15% clear on all PC games as a MS Steam Type app, they get zero. Now they get the costs of running an entire HW gaming division. Paying millions for exclusives that they wouldn't have had to. They would have simply needed to have a dept run a solid game facilitating system and the servers to do so. Perhaps make a quality peripheral now and then. And turn a profit with it all.

Missed vision. There move was to stay PC, they failed with GFWL and gave up, that isn't how you do it. You make the shit right. Just sayin it could have been different, we could have had pretty much everyone in one gaming client basket. I can't blame ubi or ea or whoever that is a big dog not wanting to pay Steams costs, it I were in charge I'd probably come to the same conclusion. It needed to be an O/S-base type of marketplace.

This comment was edited on Nov 16, 2014, 10:40.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
10. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 15, 2014, 23:28 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 21:57:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 20:54:
Got a message from Sony yesterday. Black friday deal, 500 Gig PS4, GTA5, Last of Us $399.


If true, that's a pretty sweet deal. Sony's got to do something, as MS's current promotions are damn good.

Perhaps, but I can buy a better GTA5 soon for $50 and still save $350, tax and most likely another peripheral or two.

I'll just live life as if Last of Us doesn't exist.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
34. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 15, 2014, 15:33 HorrorScope
 
Slick wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 12:27:
The heaps of gameplay videos aren't going to show me how it runs on my system though, and that's half the battle with pc gaming.

That is no battle if you have a decent rig and things like AC Unity, you get to see it and hear it on the feeds that it's a hog, so beware. I have to agree, there is plenty of vids these days to make the choice without having to pirate.

PC gaming is easy today.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2014, 13:54 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 13:04:
1badmf wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 12:42:
a small pat on the back to MS for being successful by actually making and selling products that help our society rather than printing money by raping the planet. but only a small one.

With all the high profile failures and missteps (XB1, Surface, Win 8) it's surprising they've risen this high. Must be nice having a near monopoly on PC OS and office productivity software.

Because all their money is in Biz Pc's. If only they created a Steam-like front themselves (that didn't suck GFWL) and ask for a much smaller cut so everyone would have jumped on. We'd have one interface and they would make plenty of cash off everyone's licensing, with no additional HW/Dept costs of XBox, pure profit vs money pit. You wonder if there is a way to still do it, now Gabe would sell fear saying "Walled garden, run to Linux, it's a trick", but really they don't have to trick the game here to make $. If Gabe could get the big publishers in Steam with a much more reasonable cut, that would help us all. There is really only one company that could do it, but they can't see forest from trees.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 15, 2014, 13:46 HorrorScope
 
It comes down to this with the o/s's. The only reason we like windows on our pc's is a business level features or our software catalog requires it today.

But when you take those two things out and go with new and fresh software, iOS and Android are way better because they don't have a shit load of legacy code that is required to keep compatibility and there level of business design isn't as deep. It runs faster.

Perhaps MS needs to start thinking of a new O/S and treat it like 32/64. Make a total new o/s from the ground up, but then have a few versions of windows that have both the old and new guts for compatibility and over time all new stuff is designed with the new guts and eventually the 30 year old core can be retired. Otherwise it seems they will just get further behind.

Domino's: Watch or phone, what's the difference. Can I call Robot with the watch, that is what Johnny wants to know.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Patch and Workarounds
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Patch and Workarounds Nov 15, 2014, 13:35 HorrorScope
 
I knew they shouldn't had used the Unity engine.

Now we know why Jade left the company.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
28. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 15, 2014, 10:36 HorrorScope
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 15, 2014, 02:14:
early reviews are promising, in the B+/A- region.

That means nothing, DA2 right?

What is different is we know we have a massive world, their biggest world ever in any game they made. Huge plus.

Tactics are in. That was a big whine of DA2. Plus.

Those two alone were really imo the main complaints of DA2 and many loved DAO and I haven't seen any negatives this game has to DAO, just see more pluses.

So everything is pointing up, I still wait at least a few days, not sure how you guys get through so many games so fast. Guessing you play them a little and then jones for the next. I still have a hard time finishing what I have and still have a saturation of games.

I am very excited long term with Bioware using Frostbite, sorely needed.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 Released
21. Re: Cinemaware Anthology: 1986-1991 Released Nov 15, 2014, 10:25 HorrorScope
 
Now we need Scott Adams Adventures ported to the pc.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Things IT people never say Nov 14, 2014, 20:41 HorrorScope
 
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 15:57:
My only wish is that they just not cap the framerate on the PC version. We are just going to remove the cap anyway via a tweak or fix anyway.

Right. They don't need to cap it, we will if we choose to. Stop treating us like console gamers, we know the ropes.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Grass Simulator Early Access
13. Re: Grass Simulator Early Access Nov 14, 2014, 16:04 HorrorScope
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:34:
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:29:
Is this supposed to be clever or something?
Have you watched the video? It will just make you even more confused. Guns and cows and disco lights?
Whatever these guys were smoking I need some!

There's some deep dimensional shit there, need grass for grass.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change "Any Time Soon"; DX10 Support Unlikely
32. Re: Star Citizen 8GB Requirement Won't Change Nov 14, 2014, 16:01 HorrorScope
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 13:54:
Anyone here that doesn't already have 8GB of RAM in your gaming system, raise your hand...

Hand up.

I have 16GB and run a ram based cache.

If you don't have at least 8, get it on Mom's Christmas list to you.

 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Metaverse
20. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 14:07 HorrorScope
 
Henry Dorsett wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 21:08:
You know, I think the most important part of this story about an "acclaimed sci-fi writer" is that you can become one with a novella and a bunch of short stories.

A novella. Not a novel. A fucking novella. Which, if you don't know, is a very small (almost-)novel.

I guess I just need to stop being a straight white male American and I can be a famous writer, too! God knows I've written, even if not published, more than she has. Or is it that I just have to be a more vile human being? It's so hard to tell what the literary judges want these days...

(NOTE: I'm afraid my sarcasm might be missed. Obviously, the best way to become an award-winning sci-fi author is to, first and foremost, get published. You have to do all the trolling and other such after publication.)

This goes in line with a thought I have.

Go down to Amateur Night at the Improve and do a stint.

This stint is to tell the audience you are doing it because when you are a comedian, then you are allowed to say anything and it slide off you, because "hey, he's a comedian". I feel that is a very powerful moniker to have, gives me a whole lot more leeway.

So that would be my gist, once done, put the card in my walled, true freedom of speech for a 5 minutes work. WIN!
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 13:56 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 12:49:
Things IT people never say

"You're right, I've changed my mind. I WILL support your personal laptop!"

I haven't made it to the article to know if you are quoting or not... But that one is indeed fact.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 13:52 HorrorScope
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:25:
there are still people in the 30fps camp?!? man i used to be one of them, like, 15 years ago. that was my first real taste of bumping up against my own ego, when my friend showed me a quake game side by side, rendered in 30 and 60 fps. clear difference. that was the first time i can remember being unequivocally wrong in my adult life, and i'm glad i chose the path of truth where a lot of people would just argue endlessly because they con't actually care about the truth and just cant suffer the embarrassment to their ego of being wrong. just thought i'd share that interesting tidbit in my evolution as a person =D

Trying to talk us back into it because that is all they can give us. Politics of gaming. I recall in the later 90's there was a MS initiative on the PC for 1024x768 at 60 fps, not 30, 60. Because they knew.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 14, 2014, 11:54 HorrorScope
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:50:
Then walk in and order it and get it to go? Chipolte isn't fast food, it's 'fast casual'.

But it's ok to lie about a child with a major illness to get muffin's? And if you don't have enough time to sit down and eat at a Chipolte, and are asking for a drive-thru, why the fuck do you care what the people are doing inside the B&M in the first place? And who the hell said that Chipolte was the place to go gather at socially?

It's ingredients are in a bucket, they spoon it on thin bread and roll it and wrap it. Spade. It's good, but it's not like it is freshly prepared just for your order. You look at 12 buckets and make your choice of what they spoon.

Dude the Muffins is a joke, it's about being witty when they respond one way, you counter with something in another way. No I really wouldn't use that... but most likely something else.

I don't care what the fuck people do in Chip's, my point was they thought they had a magical restraunt environment. It's an open, cold area with basic tables and the people 1/2 of them are on the internet. This isn't a pristine social gathering. IMO get over yourself thinking you are at some high water level.

 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 10:52 HorrorScope
 
This dude's a conservative, thinks everyone is like him...


Many people shop online to save money and avoid tax; who doesn't want to save a buck? However, online shopping is more than just savings; it is a great way to avoid leaving the house too. Don't get me wrong, I like going out to a nice restaurant or the beach, but a trip to the mall or store like Walmart is enough to drive me insane. Human beings can be very annoying and for whatever reason, Walmart appears to attract some of the most annoying. If you take a trip to that retailer, you can expect people that smell, crying children, and for reasons unknown, butt-cracks. Don't ask me why, but Walmart shoppers don't seem to wear belts, so their buttocks often peak out to say hello.

Today, it is revealed that all Walmart stores will begin price-matching Amazon and other online retailers. On the surface, you might think Amazon is in trouble, but I say otherwise -- even if the prices are on parity. I personally would avoid Walmart even if it was beating Amazon's prices, just to maintain my sanity. Getting a package delivered is just easier. Do you agree?


A real people person... His whole article is these people are sub-human and I can't be associated with them, far from the topic imo. My question is "how easy is it for walmart for a cashier to verify the price match and will it be an argument or a hassle?"

This comment was edited on Nov 14, 2014, 11:47.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 14, 2014, 10:41 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:12:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 09:40:
White Xbox Ones Selling Out, Microsoft Not Likely To Replenish Stock.

Leave it to Microsoft to drop the ball when they finally come up with something popular.

That sort of stupidity never ceases to amaze me. It's like this one bakery I used to go to. Their blueberry-banana muffins were insanely good and always sold out in no time at all. So they'd have a bunch of other stuff no one was buying, and everytime you'd suggest they should make less of those and more of the former they'd look at you like you're nuts and reply that you should get their earlier to buy them. Derp!
Rolleyes

That's when you counter with, "I take care of a child with leukemia in the morning and cannot make it over in time".

Or Chipolte, asked at their website to add drive in's, I would tend to use them more. They responded kindly but the gist was they felt they had a superior restaurant experience. Yeah whatever makes you sleep at night, I'm just saying you'd at least get much more sales from me. Don't have time often to go in and sit down to eat. Maybe they need to go into their B&M's and notice half the people at any given time have their noses in their phones, yes a supreme social gathering indeed.

This comment was edited on Nov 14, 2014, 11:42.
 
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
39. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 13, 2014, 19:42 HorrorScope
 
Steams thumbs up rating, 45%. My line is 80% thumbs up on Steam. Ouch.  
Avatar 17232
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3885 Comments. 195 pages. Viewing page 4.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo