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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Blizzard Financials; WoW Down to 6.8M Subs
7. Re: Blizzard Financials; WoW Down to 6.8M Subs Aug 5, 2014, 18:56 Fion
 
Are more people waking up to the fact that they are paying $180 a year for no content releases that aren't locked behind a pay wall? I'm sure many recent losses will return when the expansion hits only to quit again after a few month when all the content runs dry. The real hardcore ones will instead keep shelling out $ while they wait for the two or three major content patches they'll get without a price tag in the next two years.

I also see this 'most losses in the east' and wonder how true that is. Besides the few months after an expansion comes out I still have friends that beg for me to return because each new server they jump to is just another ghost town.

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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Aug 3, 2014, 17:39 Fion
 
I don't think this is particularly tied to gaming in and of itself. When I was a teenager I worked on the cleanup crew at a local state park and I would hear the truck backup 'beep' 24/7.

I don't really experience this much, but it has happened occasionally. I'm more the type that will dream about it, but again not just with gaming; though as a gamer it is most likely to be the case. I've spent restless nights playing a great movie I saw over and over, or events from a particularly stressful day at work, and lots of other things.

Aren't dreams hypothesized as how our brain internalizes the information of the day? Maybe that's just an urban myth, but I'd bet further testing shows that these same 12% also have that experience if they spend long hours doing something else that's fairly loud and distinct sounding.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 1, 2014, 21:44 Fion
 
And they say he never does anything good.  
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News Comments > TOXIKK Announced
5. Re: TOXIKK Announced Aug 1, 2014, 21:42 Fion
 
Lets not forget that it's pre-alpha footage, which means everything is subject to change. Weapons, armor, boosters, movement, levels, you name it.

I agree it's a homage to games like UT2K4 and the greatest frag-fest ever conceived.. Quake 2. That also means it'll be quite niche but I still hope it's a big success because that might just force the big players to take a second glance and realize not everyone wants shooters with regenerating health and 3' walls in the middle of hallways or (what pretends to be) realistic gunplay.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series
8. Re: Defiance Game Not Dependent on TV Series Jul 31, 2014, 18:04 Fion
 
FYI Lost Girl & Continuum aren't syfy properties, they are Canadian TV shows that syfy then runs about a week later.

On topic, I didn't really enjoy the show that much, I haven't watched past the first season. It may have gotten better, and wouldn't be by far the first TV show to have a slow first season or first half of a season. And yes, at least the channel is trying to return to science fiction.
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed
9. Re: The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed Jul 27, 2014, 22:27 Fion
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 18:22:
Fion wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 17:17:
I'm pretty excited for Tales from the Borderlands too, I very much enjoy the setting and the characters, though I'm much more hyped for their Game of Thrones title. If anyone can pull off ASoIaF in a meaningful way, it's Telltale.
Wow, I had no idea. That's going to be awesome!

Teaser Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjiVZdg6lng

I'm personally hoping it tells the story of Roberts Rebellion, the war that saw Jaime Lannister become Kingslayer by killing Mad King Aerys (Daenerys' father) as Robert Baratheon won the throne.

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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed
5. Re: The Walking Dead: Season Three Confirmed Jul 27, 2014, 17:17 Fion
 
Awesome news, Telltale is at the top of their game. I have very much enjoyed season 2, though I agree The Wolf Among Us has been better (just a smidgen). I'm very fearful for the release of S2E5 because some serious shit went down in E4 and it isn't going to end well :/

I'm pretty excited for Tales from the Borderlands too, I very much enjoy the setting and the characters, though I'm much more hyped for their Game of Thrones title. If anyone can pull off ASoIaF in a meaningful way, it's Telltale.

As to the graphics, I can honestly say at Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us are two games I really haven't cared that the graphics were quite low end. Mostly because the stories are so engrossing but largely because the art design is so wonderfully done I don't care about polygons and texture size so much.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 26, 2014, 16:37 Fion
 
Ellen Page is to old for the part. I think Maisie Williams would be great, she's a fine young actress. I quite enjoyed The Last of Us, but I still think it's quite over-rated.

 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
3. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 26, 2014, 16:18 Fion
 
Huge LotR fan here as well. I won't mind assassin's creed style gameplay. A few of those games have been downright awesome, though each new iteration is increasingly dumbed down. For example the climbing used to require some planning, good observation of the area, etc. Now it's push a button and watch the parkour, same with combat.

What I find most interesting about it is the AI and how individual Orcs learn from your actions and advance in the ranks. If anyone can pull that kind of thing off it's Monolith.

And I agree with Siapnar, I hope they make a killing so they can fund a sequel to the best game Monolith has ever made, Shogo!
 
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News Comments > On SaleOn Sale

2. Re: On SaleOn Sale</p> Jul 25, 2014, 17:15 Fion
 
Yea I'm not buying an incomplete release. If they want to do a telltale model of releasing episodes or acts, they need to actually release them with some regularity.

Speaking of which I'm still *sniff* kinda broken up about S2e4 Walking Dead. I'm fearful my decisions will lead to even more :/
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Trailer
1. Re: Guild Wars 2 Trailer Jul 22, 2014, 20:07 Fion
 
Damn I'm not even half way through Gates of Maguuma. Good thing this season's content is all permanent.

Interesting vid, I'm pretty hyped. Are we about to meet Khan-Ur Rytlock? SQUEE!
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II Crown of the Sunken King DLC Released
3. Re: Dark Souls II Crown of the Sunken King DLC Released Jul 22, 2014, 20:03 Fion
 
I'd love to pick this up but with 60 hours played I'm not even close to done with the main game. I'm currently in lower Brightstone Cove sitting at 50% health. What can I say, this game is punishing lol and kb/mouse doesn't make it any easier.  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Subscription Plans
9. Re: The Sims 4 Subscription Plans Jul 21, 2014, 16:46 Fion
 
I'm not entirely sure on this but the content mentioned in this 'premium membership' is also notably in the 'premium edition' of the game. What they found is locked content you can't access unless you have the premium edition. Are we sure everyone isn't just falling to the conclusion that 'premium' means subscription?  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 19, 2014, 17:16 Fion
 
Comcast (formerly Time Warner Cable)now offers business class gigabit internet starting at just 199.99 per month for the first 6 months.

*399.99 after promotion promotional period.
 
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News Comments > Subscription MMOG Market Analysis
10. Re: Subscription MMOG Market Analysis Jul 18, 2014, 22:20 Fion
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 18:53:
I never had any ill feelings toward ccp, until they killed Vampire the Masquerade and White Wolf.

Now the only way we will ever get another innovative and creative VtM title is if ccp goes into bankruptcy or goes out of business.

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Yea the fact that we'll never see another game based on WoD unless CCP dies does sting. But at least we've got Onyx Path bringing WoD to new heights with the revised WoD (God Machine Chronicle, The Strix Chronicles (Vampire) which they knocked out of the park, as well as Mage & Werewolf 'revised' chronicles on the way and 20th anniversary editions of the classic WoD.

It's frankly a really great time to be a WoD fan, whether nWoD, cWoD or both. At least as far as PnP goes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 16, 2014, 19:27 Fion
 
Am I the only one that finds it odd that console players are clamoring to pay $60 - $90 to buy games they've already played because someone slapped a 'next gen' sticker on them?  
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
13. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 15, 2014, 17:12 Fion
 
Dishonored was my GotY 2012. Played it at least 3 times over since then, each time choosing different styles, different abilities and choices and endings.

If you get at least an inkling of enjoyment from the stealth-action genre, this is by far the best game that genre has produced since Thief: the Dark Project.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 14, 2014, 16:20 Fion
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 15:56:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 14:12:
Wake me up when No Man's Sky comes to PC. Sleeping

I don't know, it just sounds to me like they had an idea about procedurally generated worlds and space and not a lot of actual gameplay. If you want to see a shitload of worlds that look very similar - ala all low-budget sci-fi TV shows - then great. If you want an actual game...eh, not so much. Some of the videos show the archetypes of the creatures. There's an antelope archetype that varies from world to world simply by the horns, tail, and skin. Whoo. Hoo.

Wake me up when it becomes interesting.

I would recommend you watch these videos. It clearly demonstrates that every planet is not alike, and that they are defined by things like chemical makeup, water content, type of sun and mineral content. The game is so big they had to design a program to scan planets and produce a short gif because it's such a large game-space doing it themselves would take far to much of their time.

As to not revealing mechanics, they state that the lack of hard details about mechanics is left out on purpose, as they say in one of the videos 'to preserve a sense of wonder that we can discover together at launch.' Too many games (just as movies) tell us every little thing about them before launch in an attempt to boost the hype and attract attention from investors and the media. I personally very much enjoy not knowing much about this game accept it's core idea and a general representation of what it is all about with specifics purposefully left out. I'm sick of games that lead you by the hand and dumb down the gameplay in return for 'accessibility and ease of play.'

I'll hit PC sooner rather than later I suspect, and hopefully include mod support. It will, as always, be the platform to play the game on.

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 13, 2014, 18:38 Fion
 
Don't they get that making it a pain in the ass to get access to their content (pay walls, commercials, slow/low quality services, e-mail spam, selling your info, etc) is only going to push loyal customers toward legally gray websites without a pay wall, e-mail spam, shitty service or commercials.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2014, 15:42 Fion
 
Wait.. the 'next gen' Xbox cant even run Diablo 3 at 1080p? I knew this sucker was overpriced and underpowered but my SO's i3, AMD 4250, 4gb ram can run D3 at a decent framerate at 1080p.

And yes, they must be getting pretty desperate indeed.
 
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