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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Eddie Murphy Dec 10, 2012, 15:33 PHJF
 
CM Storm QuickFire TK (blue)

I would have gotten reds but blue was all Amazon had.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Dec 10, 2012, 14:08 PHJF
 
woot, my awesome (very very noisy) new keyboard is here... 2/3 the size of my old Logitech and twice as heavy.

Is it weird to be as excited as I am over a new computer keyboard?
 
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
62. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 10, 2012, 11:37 PHJF
 
What consumer is Valve aiming for exactly and are those consumers numerous?

The millions already on Steam who (probably) game on capable desktops who still wouldn't mind gaming on a TV in the living room. Yeah there is nothing stopping anyone from making a HTPC and using that, but there's nothing stopping Valve from trying it themselves, either. They are flush. It all depends on price and specs.

And maybe a device like this would allow simultaneous access to a single Steam account across multiple devices? Prez could play Snuggle Truck on his PC while his kids play his other 1700 games in the living room.
 
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News Comments > Medieval CryENGINE 3 Footage
1. Re: Medieval CryENGINE 3 Footage Dec 10, 2012, 10:34 PHJF
 
Chivalry 2!  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announcement
12. Re: Dark Souls II Announcement Dec 10, 2012, 10:33 PHJF
 
They are rarely unfair, it's usually a question of changing your approach and there are often several different ways to tackle a situation.

Oh come on. One of the very first encounters has rats with poison bites hiding just around a corner and right next to a death-drop ledge. Or how about skeleton wheels, which if they hit you are basically instant death? The poison dart enemies who attack FROM BEYOND THE PLAYER'S VISION? The endlessly respawning mosquitoes in the swamp?

The game IS unfair. That's the point.
 
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
60. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 10, 2012, 10:24 PHJF
 
And nothing about this makes me think Valve is developing a locked-down console equivalent.

Newell said he's expecting a lot of different companies to release these types of packages—"We'll do it but we also think other people will as well,"

It sounds like Valve is making an Apple TV or Slingbox-like device, or rather a more robust version of the same theme. A media device explicitly for Steam, and Gaben wants other companies' devices to feature "Steam compatible" on the box same as current devices market themselves as "Netflix and Hulu-ready". And really as more people migrate their home computer usage to tablets, a device like this is pretty much necessary (then again, many people already have consoles doing just this). You can't readily use a tablet as a living room media center.

But the problem is where to draw the line between Steam box and PC, and how Valve can manage to get the hardware required for sufficiently smooth gaming while keeping cost down.

Actually now that I think about it, this would be a fine opportunity for a cooperative effort with AMD. AMD's Trinity just released and is the first realistically capable CPU/GPU chipset. While it obviously doesn't compete with discreet graphics, it blows Intel's integrated GPU out of the water.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 10, 2012, 09:28 PHJF
 
The best weapons in Far Cry 3 are Signature Weapons which are unlocked after specific numbers of missions/radio towers/outposts captured/etc.

Also, more weapons are unlocked upon reaching the second island.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 9, 2012, 23:08 PHJF
 
You played Borderlands 2 without your children?

What kind of a father are you?
 
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
44. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 9, 2012, 20:33 PHJF
 
Price/Specs or GTFO...  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
34. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 9, 2012, 11:27 PHJF
 
Yeah but here's the thing... unless you use a FAQ you're never going to have the "best possible" anything. How the fuck is anyone going to correlate standing in place shooting arrows at a dragon's tail for ten minutes with getting the best low-level sword? Or how about the Black Knight gear which not only have poor drop rates but drop from non-respawning enemies? Or how about the fact the Tiny Being's Ring originally claimed it regenerated the wearer's health while instead only boosting max hp by a worthless 5%?  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
32. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 9, 2012, 10:02 PHJF
 
It isn't coop at all, AFAIK there is no way to specifically play with friends (I know this was true in Demon's, I never looked into it in Dark). And in order to play with other players at all you are opening your game up to invasion by other players (forced PVP is not my cup of tea).

I loved the core of the game but some of the design decisions and rough edges really, really, REALLY rubbed me wrong. While it was fine overlooking them for the duration of Demon's they kept me from playing Dark for too long. Anyways Dragon's Dogma eventually came out and offered the same style in a less punishing package with more fleshed out combat/classes and best of all NO FUCKING PVP.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
22. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 8, 2012, 22:13 PHJF
 
How is a high-selling game with an 89% on gamerankings "underrated"? Demon's was a sleeper. DS had hype.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
13. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 8, 2012, 17:19 PHJF
 
For the most part, if you take it slow, prepare yourself well, and play in survival mode you're going to be fine.

Then you get to a boss which can and will instantly kill you. GG.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Announced
3. Re: Dark Souls II Announced Dec 8, 2012, 14:47 PHJF
 
As long as Dark Souls II means Dark Souls: Twice the Framerate  
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15. Re: etc. Dec 7, 2012, 21:00 PHJF
 
Dragon's Dogma was my GOTY...  
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
32. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 19:07 PHJF
 
They didn't try to hide it at all, it wore scripting like a badge of honor. This was at the time when enemies were usually just spawned in a rigid location on a map and didn't move until the player activated them, so it was very much a step forward for the genre. Most of the enemies in HL1 were doing something very obviously scripted as the player approached them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2012, 11:14 PHJF
 
It's sad how everyone seems to have basically forgotten about that...

It's called the inexorable march of time.
 
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News Comments > Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games
32. Re: Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games Dec 6, 2012, 20:22 PHJF
 
The games mechanic was repetitive, I'll concede that much. But having a worse narrative than DMC, Heavenly Sword

I couldn't care less about the narrative (and Devil May Cry is infamous for its hilariously bad stories and characters), I'm talking about combat/control/enemies/environments/etc. The whole game was half cooked. As somebody who owns pretty much every game in the genre on his PS3 (shit I even bought Enslaved) I'm totally confident in placing Space Marine firmly at the bottom of the barrel.

If every reference to 40K were stricken from the game nobody would give it a second thought, is my point. It would have ended up in the bargain bin even faster than it already did. Once the novelty of playing as a Space Marine wore off the game showed nothing but blandness and rough edges.
 
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News Comments > Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games
28. Re: Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games Dec 6, 2012, 17:44 PHJF
 
The narrative was also one of the best I've seen in a W40K game. When I first saw the game I just thought it was going to be a crappy console action game but that's mainly because they marketed it really badly.

Then you haven't played a good console action game (there are a shitload of these btw) because Space Marine was terrible.

Devil May Cry, God of War, Darksiders, Heavenly Sword, Ninja Gaiden, Lords of Shadow, Dragon's Dogma, Arkham City... off the top of my head. Space Marine is shit next to any one of these. All the fuckload of lore, enemy races, and weapons of 40K and somehow none of it ends up in Space Marine except three ork units, a handful of chaos, and jumpjets.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 6, 2012, 13:37 PHJF
 
That looks exactly like Dragon Quest VIII being run at a higher resolution.

Oh, what progress!
 
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