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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Patched
11. Re: Natural Selection 2 Patched Nov 21, 2012, 12:13 PHJF
 
Well the maps have a lot more to them, but there isn't a lot of strategic depth available to either side and the engine is a REAL dog. It's disappointing how little new material there is. Marines got a flamethrower (that is never used by anyone) and aliens got... a commander. But that isn't so bad considering how enjoyable NS was in the first place.

It's still a wholly unique experience and a good way to spend $25. The high skill ceiling of most of the alien classes makes playing well with them intense and rewarding experiences.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Patched
7. Re: Natural Selection 2 Patched Nov 21, 2012, 08:30 PHJF
 
They are properly tested though. Anyone can join in and test the new changes before theyre out by joining the beta channel in steam for the game.

No, they aren't. The Regeneration effect on aliens used to only kick in once you were out of combat for five seconds (rendering it useless), but 229 lowered this to 1.5 seconds. A developer said this was unintentional (it rendered regeneration very overpowered and was a serious reason for alien win percentage rising drastically). Prior to build 230 the win percentage was close to 50/50, and right after 230 launches it skews massively to the aliens.

Evolving Onos eggs now requires three Hives instead of two. Onos eggs are a complex matter, and are a work in progress!

This should have been more resolved before the game went retail.

Added cooldown to shift hatch ability.
Shift Hatch now creates 2 eggs, but costs 5 resources and has a 5 second cool down (was 1 tres per egg, no cooldown).

This absolutely slaughtered the only tool in the alien commander's toolbox.

You want to know why aliens win more often than not? It's simple. Bad players. Marines are often stocked with a bunch of dolts when they absolutely need team cohesion to win.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Patched
1. Re: Natural Selection 2 Patched Nov 20, 2012, 22:05 PHJF
 
They are pretty wantonly swinging the nerf bat left and right... it's like Blizzard is at the helm. And this isn't even the latest, ANOTHER patch came out today, and they don't even post the changelog when they push the patches out.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Nov 20, 2012, 17:15 PHJF
 
You don't think there's anything wrong with handing over money for stuff sight unseen?

These kickstarter things seem pretty popular around here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2012, 16:33 PHJF
 
Riddick was very B movie, dumb summer fun rather than real, meaty science fiction. Never saw the anime/cartoon/whatever it was.  
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News Comments > Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC "Up for Consideration"
77. Re: Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC Nov 20, 2012, 11:11 PHJF
 
The stupid thing is that PC gamers are what gave RS their start. The initial GTA games were pretty much PC only. And this is the reward we get.

Yes clearly Rockstar owes you, you specifically, for their good fortune and not the fifty billion PS2 owners who bought the shit out of GTA3.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC "Up for Consideration"
66. Re: Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC Nov 19, 2012, 21:48 PHJF
 
Only difference is now Microsoft coughs up enough dough to match, so only PC, with no single giant corporation to watch over its interests, is left out in the cold.

Or it could be that, you know, sales on either console will outsell the PC by like a million to one. PC sales are a drop in the bucket. Why would Rockstar spend time and money, however little of either is required, when they could make more console content that will drown out miniscule PC sales? When all is said and done on the consoles we may get a port. Or we may not. Maybe Rockstar is better off focusing all their considerable efforts and funds where the pastures are so much, much greener.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Nov 19, 2012, 16:07 PHJF
 
Another clueless NS2 reviewer, or was something lost in translation?

Get up close and the fight is in your favour, so as the default dog-like Lurk you scramble up walls, hide in vents, and generally try to find an angle that the marines aren't watching.

And why does he keep calling the Kharaa the "Swarm"?
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
27. Re: Game Reviews Nov 19, 2012, 15:14 PHJF
 
I simply don't buy something when it is an unknown. And a free weekend costs them nothing. But if the game is a year old, I won't even care about it even if it's free.

Natural Selection was a free mod for a game every PC gamer owns. Hardly an unknown.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
24. Re: Game Reviews Nov 19, 2012, 12:53 PHJF
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 11:29:
Prez wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 11:26:
I actually did read the Eurogamer review. Personally, while I found it more positive I didn't necessarily find it more fair. Of course, I'm not really one to be passing judgment on NS2 since I've only played it for around 10 hours and have had only marginal fun with it in that time.

That is part of the problem, the nature of the game itself. This isn't a game you can unlock its potential in a few hours, it requires a lot of investment to unlock all its potential. That may make it a lot harder to review or enjoy it.

Furthermore the quality of any game is hugely dependent on the quality of the other players. While I've hammered away at the game fiercely and gotten modestly effective at commanding and hugely effective at every alien class (especially lerk), there are still tons of bad/inexperienced players/commanders. For every genuinely well-played game there are many more awful ones. That's the blessing/curse of a game like this. And this guy reviewed the game within hours of it being released when everybody else was as clueless/ineffective as he was. As much as I've played, I haven't run into any godlike beta testers (and never a group/team of them).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Nov 19, 2012, 09:17 PHJF
 
Emergence was rather fun... played through it ~three times. Who can forget this (completely necessary/classy) cutscene?

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
15. Re: Game Reviews Nov 19, 2012, 09:03 PHJF
 
No demo, no free weekends.. it's like they don't want to sell more copies.

How dare they not have a free weekend in the three weeks since the game's release! Greedy fucks! They'll never get my $25.
 
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News Comments > Hitman: Absolution Reviews
13. Re: Hitman: Absolution Reviews Nov 18, 2012, 17:33 PHJF
 
So (among others) a 4.5/5, a a couple of 7/10s, a 4/5, a 7.5, and 8.75 are "bargain bin"?

This is a AAA game, so... yeah.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Nov 18, 2012, 17:13 PHJF
 
And he complained about it being tough for new players, not realizing or noticing that there are servers made for new players. I haven't played NS2 so I've got no idea how obvious the game makes it that these servers exist.

It highlights them in green on server lists and says "rookie server" in the server name, plus there is a filter to show only rookie servers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 18, 2012, 12:23 PHJF
 
But face it they really make garbage anyway and buyers overall are much smarter today then yesteryear on what these high sugar-carb bombs do and it adds up

hahaha!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/18/us-obesity-us-idUSBRE88H0RA20120918
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 17, 2012, 17:24 PHJF
 
So we can't even get a picture of the watch from the article. And I especially loved this bit:

While no actual explosives were found, McGann was carrying potentially dangerous materials and appeared to have made alterations to his boots, which were unusually large and stuffed with layers of insoles, Nelson said.

Doctor Scholl is on the terrorist watch list!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2012, 15:05 PHJF
 
So, in the middle of a recession, with unemployment at an all time high, they'll go on strike for more money and better benefits,

Gee it's so hard to actually google things before opening your craw, isn't it?

Before the Chapter 11 filing in January, citing growing competition from rivals that expanded their reach over the years, the company had been contributing $100 million a year in pension costs. The new contract offer would've slashed that to $25 million a year, in addition to wage cuts and a 17% reduction in health benefits.

Tensions between management and workers were also an ongoing problem.

Hostess came under fire this year after it was revealed that nearly a dozen executives received pay hikes of up to 80% even as the company was struggling last year.

derp derp greedy workers derp derp stupid unions derp derp
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2012, 14:23 PHJF
 
Twinkies aren't bad, but come on, everything Little Debbie makes is better than everything Hostess makes (made?). There's absolutely no contest between Swiss Cake Rolls and Ho Hos.

edit: goddammit, now I have to go find SOME sort of pie...Thanks!

You can't wait a week for pumpkin?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2012, 10:05 PHJF
 
They still aren't cheap enough... in other news, you can now get 32GB of DDR3 for $110. Yeesh!  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Apple grantd design patent Nov 17, 2012, 09:54 PHJF
 
Essentially they got a patent on a specific type of page transition, which seems pretty silly. It's like going into PowerPoint and trying to patent one of those stupid swirly slide transitions.  
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