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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Memorial Legal Briefs
1. Re: Memorial Legal Briefs May 26, 2014, 12:09 Fion
 
If we can't beat them in sales or marketing or technological innovation we'll try (and fail) to beat them in the courts.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Darpa Oculus May 24, 2014, 14:20 Fion
 
It's like the realization of Neuromancer. Plug into your rig, make your way through the digital world to hack into another system. We even have AI tracking that information and attempting to block access. Add some ICE and we are there.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 24, 2014, 14:12 Fion
 
PS4 fans are so happy that they can download games now.

So was I when this feature 'unlocked' on the PC in 1993 with the BBS release of Doom Shareware.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5 May 23, 2014, 17:07 Fion
 
Me too. The tropico game has never really grabbed me, but this is getting some good buzz and looks like what Simcity should have been; more complex, more variety, etc.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Videos
9. Re: Watch Dogs Videos May 23, 2014, 10:29 Fion
 
This is why I don't watch television anymore. The commercials have gotten so bad, never mind that movies are plastered with advertisement (Amazing Spiderman 2 I'm looking at you!) but now even the tv shows are hardly about anything BUT a product they want to sell... even if it's amusing.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Launch Trailer
9. Re: Watch Dogs Launch Trailer May 22, 2014, 18:41 Fion
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2014, 17:44:
Squee?

Wow hell musta frozen over, cutter squee'ing!


oh um... squee!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation May 22, 2014, 12:20 Fion
 
Yea I'll probably wait a week to see what TotalBiscuit and Angry Joe say. It does look extremely fun, and Ubi generally turns out good games so in the end I expect to pick it up.

I'm still enjoying the hell out of Dark Souls 2 atm and picked up Transistor which is hella-good. So I don't need a new game yet anyway.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses
6. Re: Diablo III Turns Two - Birthday Bonuses May 14, 2014, 23:06 Fion
 
D3 expansion is pretty awesome. I've never seen a game turn such a 180. Looking forward to playin this shit out of this in the next few days.

Maybe.. just maybe my WoW will drop (Wand of Woe). I'm kinda pissed they nerfed Teleport (AGAIN!) but the other buffs to Wiz make up for it.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Balance Change Plans
5. Re: Hearthstone Balance Change Plans May 8, 2014, 10:28 Fion
 
I haven't dug into this game very much, just a casual game here or there between friends. That said it's a Blizzard game, so of course it's unbalanced. Hell Diablo 3 is unbalanced and thats a co-op game!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 17:38 Fion
 
I cant use gamepads. I find them far to unwieldy and imprecise. I suppose with time I could get used to them but frankly, I'd rather not.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 16:41 Fion
 
I've been playin the hell out of Dark Souls 2 myself, it's an addictive game. I'm a newbie to the series so I'm getting my ass kicked left and right but it's fun none the less.

The fail people are talking about is mouse support. Only MB1-3 are supported and unlike with keyboard you have to select from a number of pre-set buttons for mouse controls, most of which are M1-3, shift1-3, control 1-3, alt 1-3. It's a clear hold-over from controller. Added on to this is the input lag from mouse. If you hit the key for say 'right attack' and then use mouse, there is a clear latency of perhaps 150ms. That doesn't seam like much but in a game were quick timing is the difference between life and death.. it's a huge issue.

There is a work around for latency with an Autohotkey script around the web. It's a bit of a pain in the ass but many will consider it necessary. I also use my g700 software to set my 4 side and 3 top buttons to keyboard letters and map that in the game so thins like 'switch weapon' 'use item' 'heavy right/left attacks' are now easy to access.
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
17. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 16:28 Fion
 
Heh no I had no idea. But that actually worsens my opinion of the series.  
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
15. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 16:14 Fion
 
I don't see this game being any better than the last few MW games. How good could it be when they have less than a year to make it?

It's difficult to imagine technology 40 years from how because of how difficult it would have been 40 years ago. jdreyes example is good, but also imagine that the stealth technology was in development since the 50's but didn't see full realization for many, many years. Just imagine what the people at those secret companies are designing today that won't see fruition for 40 years!

One possible example based on emergent technology of today is nanomaterial clothing that is as thin as paper and as flexible as cloth yet can stop objects nearly as fast as bullets by becoming hard and resistant so insanely fast it hardens the nanosecond the bullet hits. Combine this with artificial muscle, exosuits and what have you and our future soldiers could be virtually super-human in their gear.

And this is all based off technologies being developed right now. Not to mention things like gene therapy that is doing amazing things today, let alone 40 years in the future.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization May 2, 2014, 22:05 Fion
 
Yea kinda shuts down the whole premise of the article ah?

Who exactly is calling for a more Iphone experience from their Android devices? Certainly not me!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Apr 30, 2014, 15:18 Fion
 
The new movie is solid, especially if your a fan. Winter Soldier is way better, but then again nobody seems to be able to touch marvel as a supers movie studio these days.

I personally do not think the reboot has been nearly as good as the original two (I don't consider the third to have existed at all lol). Especially comparing the very similar stories of Spiderman 1 and Amazing Spiderman 1. Not even close.

As to the game, yea I'll pick it up when it goes on steam sale for $5 unless it reviews way better than expected. I see it uses that console hold-you-by-the-hand system of flashing on screen every button press you need to make for every single little thing. Blah, at least in Thief I could turn that off!
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Season Pass Details
18. Re: Watch Dogs Season Pass Details Apr 29, 2014, 15:34 Fion
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 15:30:
If you need a new vid card, you can Get Watch Dogs for Free if you buy a new GTX card. (I linked Amazon, but Watch Dogs site here with promo)

Yea kinda pisses me off. I bought an EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked just a few weeks back. It came with Daylight, a game nobody had heard of and has average reviews by a fairly unknown developer. Days later that was switched to Watch Dogs. I've emailed EVGA hoping they'll let me switch from Daylight to Watchdogs. I have little hope but I'm trying anyway.

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News Comments > Watch Dogs Season Pass Details
17. Re: Watch Dogs Season Pass Details Apr 29, 2014, 15:31 Fion
 
Yea I'll wait until all the DLC is on sale for $1.50 on Steam a year from now. I bought Borderlands 2 Season Pass and while some of it was high quality it was pretty bullshit that 1/2 the DLC released wasn't on the Season Pass and had to be purchased separately.

As to DLC being announced before release, almost all of these big companies do DLC out of house (or at least with Ubi, at one of the half dozen other development groups around the world). That's also why a lot of DLC is 'on disk' at launch but unlocked later.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
14. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 28, 2014, 19:28 Fion
 
We are about damn due for GTA V PC. At least Watch Dogs is coming in a few weeks. Say what you will about Ubi, they tend to release solid games (with a few misses like AC3).  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
6. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 28, 2014, 18:27 Fion
 
Hehe I'm so exited for this game. Not because I give two shits, but I'm waiting for the internet to explode in hate over the shitty servers and all the downtime. Not to mention the broken promises and half-completed mechanics.

You know, all the typical MMOG bullshit. Only for console players, the first time experiencing that shit is gonna be so funny to watch their reactions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2014, 11:08 Fion
 
I rather dislike that the show revealed who did it. The books have only ever hinted at the culprit or culprits. Which lead to lively debate among fans IRL and on the web.

And yes, the story has changed from the book quite significantly with this episode. I do wonder where they are going with it and why the change was made. Just so they could reveal a (not even in the books) BBEG? Martin releases a new book every 4-6 years and it's been just under 3 years since Book 4. So it's entirely possible Book 5 will hit before they are done with Book 3 & 4 on the show.

For you non-PnP RPG'ers out there. BBEG = Big Bad Evil Guy.

Edit: As to why Martin (and many other fantasy authors) take so long to finish a book, I once saw this explanation on Reddit and I think it's very likely the reason why.

Why it takes Martin and others years to write a single 1000 page fantasy novel

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