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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 29, 2015, 22:07 Fion
 
Yep time warner cable here and 16 up/1 down as well. Frankly that's pathetic by world standards and unbearably slow to anyone who's ever spent any time in Europe, let alone Asia. I can get access to about twice that but the price to do so is exorbitant. 50/1 is hundreds of dollars a month.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably)
3. Re: Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably) Jan 28, 2015, 11:30 Fion
 
Apparently patch 2.1.2 was very solid, lots of fun to be had. I've not been playing because I've got other shit to do and I'm waiting for Season 2 to start to unlock those new skins (cause I'm a glutton or something). That and I'm not looking forward to the grind for an Ancient Wand of Woe.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
9. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 14:35 Fion
 
I want it to be a good game. I'm gonna use that code and buy it but not until AFTER they fix the performance issues. I enjoyed the hell out of Dead Island, though sadly everything they've made since that game has been crap on a stick.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
1. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 13:39 Fion
 
Yea I don't trust the whole 'nobody got review copies until the day of release' what so ever.

I won't be buying the game until I see a review from TB or Angry Joe.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Launch Trailer
6. Re: Dying Light Launch Trailer Jan 26, 2015, 21:13 Fion
 
I'm not buying day 1. The first Dead Island was indeed very solid at least until late in the game but everything they've releases since then has been shit.

I'll watch some reviews from people I trust and await the GreenManGaming discount I'm certainly to be emailed at any time before I - potentially - buy it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 13:22 Fion
 
Microsofts Hololense seems to be very cool and the obvious reason they bought Minecraft. But I wouldn't trust their little hype video as far as I could throw it. Let us remember the initial video demonstrations of Kinect.

Still, it's a good time to be a PC gamer as these new augmented and virtual reality systems are inspiring and may change gaming as we know it.. and only a PC has the power to run them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 26, 2015, 13:10 Fion
 
That Sling TV article is adressed to me. No, I don't want live tv. I cut the cord not because I was sick of paying through the nose for TV so much as I was sick of commercials reducing the play time and quality of tv shows. I'm not a big fan of american football but that study a while back that said there's 11 minutes of play time in the three hour block of television a game takes up is indicative of the entire industry. Television is suffering under it because commercials now nearly take up as much time in an hour as the programming itself.

So if I have to illegally stream the shows I want to watch (besides those on netflix and *soon* HBO) to avoid the clusterfuck that is live television until they pull their head out of their asses. Then that is what I'll do.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
21. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 22:41 Fion
 
Axis wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:00:
My son really enjoys the crap outta GW2, his favorite game by far.

For younger audiences this is about the best mmo experience you can ask for all things considered.

Still nothing like the first, but it's found a place with the younger generation.

On the other hand a lot of my friends who play and guildies are in our 30's and 40's and enjoy the hell because I can log in a few hours a week and feel like I got to experience a story or progress my character, do some PvP or get into WvW with my guild.

I'm pretty hyped about the expansion, but I'll be keeping it check. I'm very happy to see there's not a level cap increase or new 'tier' of gear to grind through (or farm through).

My biggest question is what will the 3 live teams be doing while we wait for the expansion, which picks up right after the finale of Season 2. I spose there's plenty they could do, bring back SAB, introduce new fractals, bring back some of the better content from Season 1, repair Lion's Arch. I'll personally be using that time to finish my personal story on my main, getting all my exotics upgraded to ascended and stocking up on as many mats as I can in anticipation of the new Precursor system. I've always wanted a Meteorlogicus but never had the time, materials or time/money to get the precursor to make one.

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News Comments > Game of Thrones Episode 2 Next Month
7. Re: Game of Thrones Episode 2 Next Month Jan 23, 2015, 15:00 Fion
 
I have so much fun playing them I cannot wait until all episodes in a season are out. Totally looking forward to Ep 2.

And yes, I hope they are hard at work on The Wolf Among Us. That was their best work yet.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
21. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 15:23 Fion
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 13:27:
For me it was all about Tie Fighter, i played Xwing and XvT but i didnt enjoy them nearly as much.

Same here. I've replayed every game on this list and then some countless times. Classic Lucasarts put out some incredible games and a number of them are on my list of favorite games ever. I've played dozens.. hundreds of incredible games over the decades but Tie Fighter is and always has been my favorite game of all time.
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Nominees
12. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Nominees Jan 14, 2015, 16:50 Fion
 
Yea he is pretty generic. Nice to see the game for Innovation though, the Nemesis system is pretty awesome. It isn't like 'game changing' industry wise but it put a great spin on an otherwise average action game.  
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Nominees
5. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Nominees Jan 14, 2015, 15:40 Fion
 
Man, Bungie must be 'donating' a small fortune to these award organizations. They keep getting Destiny nominated for GotY.

I mean.. outstanding innovation in gaming? WTF?

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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity in March
10. Re: Pillars of Eternity in March Jan 14, 2015, 13:55 Fion
 
If a delay means they get it right, I'm all for it. Frankly they have a lot to prove. Comparisons to Divinity: Original Sin (an astoundingly good RPG) are inevitable.

Obsidian has a shaky history. They've created some amazing games but at least twice as many forgettable ones. Here's hoping this one is a hit. 2014 was a great year for RPGs. I hope to see the trend continue into 2015.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Trailer
5. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Trailer Jan 13, 2015, 21:25 Fion
 
I don't play but nice to see they are doing good and releasing content regularly. I mean if there's one thing I hate it's a Pay2Play MMO that releases little-to-no content besides content behind a pay-wall. (I'm looking at you WoW!)  
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News Comments > The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat Released; OS X Version Next Month
2. Re: The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat Released; OS X Version Next Month Jan 13, 2015, 20:04 Fion
 
Apparently it contains significantly more content for the same price as Sims 3 'Stuff' packs did. My SO is playing the shit out of this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2015, 13:23 Fion
 
All you people talk about this time of year is Hand-Egg. :/  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2015, 13:46 Fion
 
Isn't the FCC ruling due to hit in early February? I'm not too worried about congress fucking that up for the american people. If you think they can draft a bill, get it out of committee, passed in the house, almost certainly altered in the senate requiring it to be passed in the house again, then to the Veto process and back to the senate for a 2/3rds vote in a months time? You're kidding yourself.

I don't care how much money is flowing through congress at the moment. They couldn't pass a (certain to be vetoed) bill in that time frame if their children's lives depended on it.
 
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News Comments > Roll20 Virtual Tabletop
9. Re: Roll20 Virtual Tabletop Jan 6, 2015, 14:30 Fion
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 22:30:

That's wonderful that you know about it. Posting it on Blues News will make it known to more gamers especially those who have yet to try pen and paper gaming. I know some of you are burnt out on MMOs. Why not try an "old school MMO"?

Plus you can ask the DM to roll the die to see if you're getting drunk! Drunk2

You are of course correct. As always with PnP gaming, the more the merrier.

Oh and as a GM personally I wouldn't make you roll, instead I'd ask how many drinks you've had and compare it to your constitution modifier. Unless of course you've been drinking dwarven ale. Then you earn a drunkenness achievement.
 
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News Comments > $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
19. Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 14:11 Fion
 
Soundblaster is to the sound card market as MacDonalds is to the restaurant market. If you do nothing on your computer that has anything to do with sound, your virtually better off with the crappy onboard sound your mobo came with.

That said, onboard sound is shit, absolute shit. Is it sufficient? Certainly, but if you do anything with sound on your computer get yourself a sound card. Even a $30 ASUS XONAR DG will dramatically improve the quality of audio your PC produces. I think folks are so used to not using a sound card anymore that they simply don't realize how 'average' onboard sound is.

So... I'm I the only one who still misses his Aureal A3D? Best sound card I ever owned.. period.

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News Comments > Guild Wars Season 2 Finale Trailer
1. Re: Guild Wars Season 2 Finale Trailer Jan 6, 2015, 14:07 Fion
 
Season 2 finale? That would make it quite significantly shorter than Season 1. That said, S2 has also been quite significantly bette, though I doubt the final episode will be quite so world shattering. S2 has been a knock out success with nearly every episode being amazing. I've yet to finish the last episode personally cause of the holidays but seems I have a few weeks.  
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