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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 9, 2016, 15:26 PHJF
 
I don't think the absurd, ridiculous surcharge on 3D home video discs does the tech any favors. Couple that with the low, low release of bona fide 3D films designed with the tech in mind and you have an investment with little to no return. I'll just splurge at the theater once or twice a year when a movie worth seeing in 3D shows up.  
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3. Re: etc. Feb 9, 2016, 09:59 PHJF
 
Want to see Kyle Bosman land on his feet. He had a weekly op ed I've consistently watched for the past two years, much more thoughtful and introspective than anything else.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
57. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 12:50 PHJF
 
To me they really don't add anything, but of course that's just me. I'm sure lots of people enjoy the added time pressure / difficulty. I'm just glad we can mod it away if we want to.

They would if they were a) sparingly used b) balanced and c) sensible. But having "8 turns to complete a computer hack before the transfer window closes" is remarkably arbitrary.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
51. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 10:08 PHJF
 
Yeah, they're brutal. My Grenadiers have Shred solely and alone to deal with these bastards. 2 armor is super OP against assault rifles... And that Lockdown ability is just...

I tried to hack one, but the odds are awful. 50% chance to stun, or 20% chance to takeover (temporarily). Hackers have this nebulous "tech level" and it hasn't been explained to me how to increase it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
48. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 09:50 PHJF
 
Sectoids are a non issue, they seem to prioritize reanimation in my game, which is essentially just them wasting a turn. I think a sectoid has only actually fired on my squad once in ten missions. I had a ranger get panicked, run up to full cover, shotgun a trooper in the face, then get fired on by a turret which missed him.

MEC troopers, on the other hand... they seem to like running right past my front units to lob grenades across the map onto my rooftop-mounted snipers.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
40. Re: XCOM... Feb 7, 2016, 23:56 PHJF
 
The problem with grenades is that most enemies pods seem to be three enemies who, when spotted, immediately spread out. I have a tough time getting the nade to hit more than one guy, and doing three damage to one unit isn't worth using an action. Whereas you could fine-tune grenade impacts in EU, now grenades have a much more rigid path.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
6. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 15:18 PHJF
 
I've done four timer missions and none of them were difficult. The timer only even came into play on the very first one, where my lameass rookies were struggling to kill anything. Maybe it will be an issue later on if/when maps get larger.

And you're an idiot if you buy/bought xcom from Steam. It's still 46 on GMG for NA users, and no doubt cheaper still elsewhere and for other regions.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
46. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 6, 2016, 15:08 PHJF
 

Man the 90% chance to hit while flanking an enemy miss pisses me off. I'm pretty sure my grenadier needs some serious lasic

90? I have 85... when flanking... standing NEXT TO an enemy... I got my ass kicked on the second fricken mission like four times. Didn't help I had two squaddies on 20-day DL after the FIRST mission and was rolling with a pack of rookies, but still. Commander difficulty is kicking me in the pants.

The worst thing yet was when Advent dropship came in... and I had everyone surrounding the drop point on overwatch... and not a single person hits anything. Are you KIDDING?
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
54. Re: DOOM in May Feb 5, 2016, 16:52 PHJF
 
Missles were the weapon of choice for Revenants. Resurrection was something Arch-viles did; their primary weapon was immolation.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2016, 16:48 PHJF
 
That's really shitty news about Mirra. The guy was the Tony Hawk of BMX (and not just because of the knockoff video game). He and Ryan Nyquist were always amazing to watch.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 5, 2016, 13:10 PHJF
 
Well the problem is there are only so many "features" you can tack onto a keyboard, and keyboard design hasn't evolved/changed one iota over decades (remember that scroll lock?). The keyboard and mice market is supersaturated with countless OEMs; it's remarkably difficult to differentiate oneself.

The one thing I'm seeing in this keyboard that stands out (pun intended) is the raised switch mechanism. I know most of us have all manner of cheezy poof residue and enough hair to replace Donald Trump's toupe residing under our keys.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
3. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 11:17 PHJF
 

Seems like they improved everything BUT the base building and the research and technologies, which are the only two things that I wanted improved...

As long as you aren't railroaded down constantly constructing satellites (since the stupidest thing in XCOM, countries leaving, isn't in the game anymore)...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2016, 10:54 PHJF
 
HAPPY XCOM EVE  
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News Comments > Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin
11. Re: Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin Feb 3, 2016, 02:14 PHJF
 
This isn't the actual NFSMW (which was fantastically fun), it's the rebooted Criterion one (which was pretty crappy). I could waste away hours at a time running from cops in the original 2005 title, but the 2012 one just wasn't any fun. Cars felt bad and the cops were terrible.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Feb 2, 2016, 12:22 PHJF
 
You don't need a code...

$59.99 $46.19
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jan 30, 2016, 09:59 PHJF
 
I was interested in it, but I'm passing because of the fact it's a series of puzzles with nothing substantive behind them. Why spend time/money making the game look like it does if it's nothing but window dressing?  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - EA on PC Gamer Trust
9. Re: Quoteworthy - EA on PC Gamer Trust Jan 29, 2016, 10:43 PHJF
 
Haven't purchased an EA title since Dead Space 2, and other than Battlefield I've never felt like I was missing out on anything.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2016, 12:03 PHJF
 
You should take up tennis with the missus. Great exercise (if you are trying), free (assuming you have nearby outdoor courts), low cost of entry.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Canadian man gets $8K refund from Microsoft for in-game purchases. Jan 26, 2016, 13:18 PHJF
 

How the hell is there $8000 worth of DLC for a console version of a FIFA game?

They saw what works for phone games and decided to copy it. The last two movies I've gone to see have featured pre-show commercials starring Christoph Fucking Waltz. I mean who gives a shit if Kate Whatshername is flogging phone games, but when its Hans Landa and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER you should be afraid...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 25, 2016, 10:08 PHJF
 
Unfortunately for LeChiffre, money isn't as important to our organization as knowing who to trust.  
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