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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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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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News Comments > etc.
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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: NASA animation Dec 6, 2012, 11:18 PHJF
 
I was under the impression Legacy made poorly at the box office, despite Disney's exhaustive efforts to make it "cool." In fact it didn't even pull back its (purported) budget domestically (even though it more than made up for it internationally).  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 6, 2012, 11:14 PHJF
 
Wow and here I thought the Civ4 theme "Baba Yetu" had been nominated and won a Grammy already.  
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News Comments > Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games
2. Re: Creative Assembly Making Warhammer Games Dec 6, 2012, 11:06 PHJF
 
Nobody FUCKING CARES about WH, do 40K and do it more justice than that PIECE OF SHIT SPACE MARINE.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
23. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 6, 2012, 09:16 PHJF
 
and somehow the ones with the blinders off are the people who obstinately refuse to consider an upgrade, because...?

Don't know about anyone else, but because Win7 works great. Fast, stable, and not bad to look at. And I came from Vista x64, an OS with serious problems and compatibility issues.

Really, though, it boils down to Win8 being completely unnecessary. I don't need or want to change my OS every two years.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2012, 15:22 PHJF
 
And dumping money into NASA isn't going to magically solve all our problems, either. What's your point? NASA should be funded, sure. Within reason. And stuff like education, healthcare and alternative energy are a hell of a lot more immediate and necessary than a mission to Mars. Without something besides fossil fuels, we aren't doing shit in space. Without education, nobody is going to have any idea what to do in space. Without healthcare, some kid is going to die of cancer instead of going to work at NASA.

You seem to forget NASA depends on people. That's its resource. When you get a generation of well-educated, healthy individuals who don't spend half their lives wondering how they'll ever pay off their student loans, maybe then more people will show more support for space exploration. Or maybe we can pass the buck to one of the dozens of countries ahead of us in math and science education.
 
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