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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Trailer
2. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Trailer Jun 13, 2015, 15:04 Fion
 
Why are the explosions purple?

Meh, I've about as much interest in this title as a wet napkin.
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge Catalyst Title Confirmed
15. Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst Title Confirmed Jun 10, 2015, 12:34 Fion
 
I thoroughly enjoyed the first game. Yea the single player was short and frankly had a pretty boring story. But the game was a gem because of things like time trials, trick jumps you could learn through practice, the competitive speed run scene, etc.

I understand this is going to be a different game, but what they said is true, Mirror's Edge had it's own style, a unique soul. I hope that isn't lost in translation.
 
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends in September; Console Editions Announced
4. Re: Sword Coast Legends in September; Console Editions Announced Jun 9, 2015, 12:05 Fion
 
I'm still mildly interested. I know the game's story revolves around the Underdark of the Sword Coast, Drizzt and perhaps travel to the Abyss because there's a mega-adventure for 5th edition D&D due right around the same time that deals with the Sword Coast's underdark, Drizzt's involvement and the demon lord of undeath - Demogorgon. Also the MMO Neverwinter will be releasing related content around the same time, not that I play.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Deal Overload
2. Re: GOG.com Deal Overload Jun 9, 2015, 11:57 Fion
 
These are both sensationally good games. Walking Dead S2 falters a bit from the stellar quality of the first but has an amazing ending. Wolf Among Us is just as good even if you don't follow the Fables comic book it's based upon.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M
17. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M Jun 9, 2015, 11:45 Fion
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 11:14:
I'm still taking my time trying to complete side quests and shit. I should just move along with the story since I can always come back, but my OCD won't let me. :\

Ditto. Geralt is lvl 19 in my game and I just finished the storyline in Nivograd, I must have 20 side-quests and 50+ points of interest to investigate. Hell I haven't even unlocked all the waypoints on the Velen/Novigrad map, let alone all the content that comes with them. There are several notice boards I haven't checked either. Thankfully some of it is still over-leveled so I'm just gonna force myself to take that ship to Skellige now that I'm ready with the main story.

There's just so much content in this game, and it's all well done so you want to do it all. I wouldn't say leveling speed is too fast but rather that quests reward too much experience.

But hey, I'd rather have fun side quests and poi's to do while over-leveled than grinding on utterly painful fetch/kill/fedex side-quests to level past an area ala DA: Origins. The core of that game is right up there with Witcher 3, too bad the vast majority of the content is horrid. I was simply unable to stand it, never finished all the content in all zones, though I did finish the main story.

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News Comments > Tabletop Simulator & Superfight DLC Released
2. Re: Tabletop Simulator & Superfight DLC Released Jun 6, 2015, 14:46 Fion
 
Actually board games are seeing somewhat a renaissance in the last several years with hundreds of amazing games out there from dozens of styles, genres and age groups. If all you've played are the classic 'Hasbro' games or idiotic party games you forget about a week later, you really should check out the scene. Chances are there's a board game bar or cafe in your city.

As to this game, I feel they shouldn't have gone 3d, as it seems really clunky. And it'll obviously never have the cooler games around today because they are all copy-right. Still, I hear someone has made Gwent for it.. so there's that.
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Video
16. Re: Steam Controller Video Jun 5, 2015, 13:58 Fion
 
harlock wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 12:22:
fuck that dude - i hate trackpads, i dont care if they are thumb sized or not, they fucking suck

It's not technically a trackpad, it's a haptic pad that can represent one of any number of things, tackpad included. Just watching the video they use it as buttons, a trackpad, somewhat an analog stick, a key-pad, and more.

I'll probably pick one up, waiting on reviews first. It looks dramatically more functional than a console controller, which is rather ironic. Hopefully as it becomes popular, games will be made that support it's dynamic functions and haptic interface.

I'm interested in the Steam Link as well, but I'll wait until a 4k version comes out. I also agree it could be the device of choice for an Oculus Rift.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
4. Re: Morning Patches Jun 3, 2015, 13:34 Fion
 
I'm really hoping the next free DLC release includes a bank or chest to save shit in. My inventory is so full of runes, clothing, upgradable armor, crossbow bolts & trophies. Sure I have a huge inventory space but it's annoying. Give me a bank with storage slots or better yet make those saddleback's 'storage' instead of expanded inventory and a hotkey to access them when I'm on horseback.

I don't mind the 'cheap' DLC, it's free after all. Can't expect huge content releases for free these days, even from CDPR.
 
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News Comments > New Need for Speed Requires Internet Connection
16. Re: New Need for Speed Requires Internet Connection May 29, 2015, 11:20 Fion
 
Best NFS game was Porsche Unleashed, but Hot Pursuit was very fun. It was also the last NFS game I ever bought. By the looks of things, that isn't about to change.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Video
2. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Video May 28, 2015, 11:59 Fion
 
The driving mechanics look pretty weak. Batmobile can barely make a 45 degree turn at 30mph or what?

I'll wait for reviews. Feels like I've played this game three times over already.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
22. Re: Overwatch Video May 28, 2015, 03:12 Fion
 
I like the class. It's fast, has a crazy rewind mechanic and guns. I've always gone for the fast classes, though I played predominantly Pyro in TF2 with it's crazy kill streak potential followed by Soldier.

The maps so far seem pretty well done. They obviously hired some guys (and gals) with experience in making maps because they have good flow and a lot of verticality so far, if also being awfully small. I think one of the reason gameplay appears so fast is because the maps shown of so far are tiny. Like CoD multiplayer tiny.

My biggest complaint is the FOV, which Bliz has apparently locked down to 60. They do realize this is a PC shooter right? And a fast paced one at that? I'm almost nauseated just watching this, it'd probably be completely unplayable unless they bring that FOV out or give us a slider.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer
9. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer May 21, 2015, 14:07 Fion
 
Yea, graphics are that way on purpose. Several games have hit lately with 'retro-RPG' graphics and design and have done very well. This is perhaps one of the biggest yet to come out. Inspired by Planescape: Torment, set in/mechanics based one of the most popular new Pen & Paper RPG systems - Numenera.

Gameplay seems a bit rough around the edges, low/jumpy framerate during scenes in this video. Been waiting a long time for this one and it appears it's still a ways off.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
15. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 21, 2015, 13:59 Fion
 
If you turn the AA down on HairWorks it's not so bad, and it beautifies many of the animals and monsters in the game. Good bunch of patch notes, improved performance is always good.

One thing I don't see is a bug I've been experiencing where I can't play weather cards in Gwent. Could at first in the tutorial match but after that, never could again.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released
35. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released May 19, 2015, 11:23 Fion
 
I got in a bit of play time last night. GTX 770 Superclocked, i5 3570k, 8g ram. With Nvidia Hair on the framerate is crap, off and with 'high' settings (ultra textures) it's considerably better. Still fluctuated a bit so I'm hoping a patch will smooth things out.

As to first person option, that would be nice but so few games ever really work right in first person when it comes to melee combat that I am fine being stuck in 3rd person. Besides, it's not my story. It's Geralts.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3
26. Re: NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3 May 18, 2015, 15:33 Fion
 
Game is playable in about 3 hours on GoG and I'm still waiting on Greenmangaming to send me my key. I used a 40% off code they sent me a while back.

Edit: Turns out if you ordered via GMG, codes will be available at release. So no pre-loading for me. Ah well the price I got it I don't mind waiting a few more hours.

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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced
8. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced May 18, 2015, 15:30 Fion
 
I agree with TheGlaze, between this and Endless Legend I'd go with the latter. I mean I always played Civ for the historical bent, playing out old wars, the struggle for dominance in Europe, etc. If I want something civ-like with a fantasy/scifi bent than Endless Legend is the superior game by a long shot.

That said, it isn't unknown for an expansion to bring a Civ game around from 'meh' to 'awesome'. Civ V base wasn't all that great as I remember it. So who knows.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 14, 2015, 13:18 Fion
 
You know its bad for console games when only 10% of the games that come out are any good and 85% of those are remasters you've already played.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
21. Re: Overwatch Video May 14, 2015, 13:15 Fion
 
The hands don't take up any more screen space than a gun normally would so that doesn't bother me. The constant banter is something I would hope you could turn off. Other than that the issue seems to be the FoV, which looks to be set at 60. Huge no-no for a PC shooter.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 May 10, 2015, 18:05 Fion
 
100 hours in GTA 5 and no slow down in play yet.

I am eager for Witcher 3 but still haven't finished 2 yet. I plan on it but I can't.. stop... playing... GTA 5!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2015, 14:23 Fion
 
Where I live my town is adjacent to a large swamp. Right around early June the tufts from millions of cat tails will be released and cloud the town in a blanket of white. It's beautiful but I always feel terrible for the allergy sufferers.

And yea, Wallshadow, I highly recommend picking up at least BNW. I'm sure the expansions & DLC for Civ V will be pennies on the dollar come the summer sale. Civ V is a good game, BNW makes it a fantastic game.
 
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