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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Microtransactions?
6. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Microtransactions? Sep 23, 2013, 21:34 Fion
 
To quote Cenk Uygur..

OF COURSE!

You think these guys would do an open online world 'without' making a huge amount of money doing so? Not a chance in hell.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 22, 2013, 16:37 Fion
 
I've never seen so many hipsters in one place.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2013, 15:17 Fion
 
I'm using an i5 3570 myself, it's a very good cpu. I was originally going to go higher myself but after a lot of research I realized the newer i5's are just as good and without the issues of the later generation I7's.  
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News Comments > iFruit Yields PC GTA5 Clues
29. Re: iFruit Yields PC GTA5 Clues Sep 18, 2013, 17:32 Fion
 
jomisab wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 14:23:
Based on what I'm reading in the Metacritic user reviews and hearing from my own brother (who has an Xbox), the texture quality is just abyssmal. They surely won't allow that to be the definitive rendition of GTA V.


Of course it is. Having such a massive open world on systems with such limited resources, there has to be some corner cutting to let the game run at decent frame-rates, and since textures take up so much memory, it makes sense that texture quality is what got the boot.

I expect a holiday PC release to coincide the 'next gen' version that is sure to follow the new console releases.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Trailer
9. Re: Elite: Dangerous Trailer Sep 15, 2013, 15:57 Fion
 
All these space shooters in the works and not a peep about the greatest of them all: Tie Fighter (followed closely by X-Wing of course.)

Where's my fucking Tie Fighter sequel Disney? It's a cash cow in the waiting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2013, 14:55 Fion
 
Exactly. Though I didn't play either of the examples. I'm kinda hoping they'll re-release The Last of US on PS4 hehe.

Edit: Oh before I forget. HDCP can suck it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2013, 14:36 Fion
 
I partly agree with him. 15 year old PC titles often are better than anything modern consoles have brought us. I find most modern games are too 'pc', too simplistic, too much leading around by the hand. Do we really need to be reminded what button to press every time we approach a door? That doesn't mean I don't enjoy a great many modern games but I think 90% of them just aren't as good as they used to be. The exception largely being the Indie scene.

I am primarily a PC gamer and have been for decades, but I have owned a number of consoles, though not of the latest generation. If I have a choice between getting a game on PC or on a console, 90% of the time I go with PC simply because A: I could mod the game. B: I could tweak the graphics to a much higher level and C: Kb/mouse is indeed dramatically better for a variety of genres. I simply cannot get myself to play a shooter on a console. I feel so.. confined by the controls.

I'm actually planning on picking up a PS4. I want it more as an 'entertainment hub'. I'm just waiting to see if they pick up HBO Go before I finally decide. Why not an Xbox One? Largely because I trust Sony more than I do MS, but also because of the two consoles exclusive titles, I've always enjoyed Sony's more.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2013, 15:11 Fion
 
Blu this may be as simple as needing to re-set your video card. During the instillation of the new memory it's entirely possible the video card was every so slightly dislodged. I was having memory-based BSOD's recently myself and simply re-socketing them fixed the issue. Make sure the card and the contacts are clean as well.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2013, 04:36 Fion
 
Gotta love the iSheep.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Trailer
21. Re: Watch Dogs Trailer Sep 5, 2013, 01:45 Fion
 
I haven't even looked at this game. Like many I just assumed it was like a Sleeping Dogs sequel or something. Watching this I'm rather excited. If even half of this is actually dynamic and not scripted out the ass I'll pick it up.

Only thing that worries me a bit is how easy it appears to hack anything. A simple press of a button and you're in any system in the game? I understand it would get boring QUICK if you had to go through a mini-game on every hack but there should be some aspect to hacking beyond 'hold Q'. Maybe I'm missing something and just haven't looked into the game enough.

Then again this is Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed is basically just that. You basically hold or click one button to do everything from fighting to climbing, interacting, sneaking, you name it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 1, 2013, 16:01 Fion
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 1, 2013, 14:44:
The Outlast and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs coming out in the next 2 weeks. These will be a memorable couple of weeks for horror lovers.

Oh no. That means I have to man up and actually finish Amnesia: the Dark Descent.

Wonderful...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.0 Details
16. Re: Diablo III 2.0 Details Aug 29, 2013, 15:36 Fion
 
I'll believe this revamped gear system when I see it. Dropping the ball on gear in a game that is 100% about finding awesome gear leads me to believe they couldn't fix the problem if they wanted to because they 'don't know there is one.'

The problem with Diablo 3 loot is very easily explained by a fan-made infographic:

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/9989/infographiclarge.png

As you can see Diablo 3's gear system isn't just broken, its downright been designed based on the games entirely arbitrary attribute system. A system that would need to be utterly redesigned to make loot 'not suck'. Adding a few extra random variables or a handful of new modifiers isn't going to get the job done.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
11. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 22:56 Fion
 
The footage we've seen isn't even pre-alpha. It's from a tech demo. The chance it even remotely resembles the finished product is practically nil.  
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs
7. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Layoffs Aug 28, 2013, 21:40 Fion
 
I know people are freaking out and farting hype rainbows over EQ:Next but folks need to take a step back and realize this is SOE. There isn't anyone who has ever played one of their games that they didn't piss off or f*ck over.

Need I remind anyone of the dreaded Starwars NGE?
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts - Saints Row IV "4th Biggest Launch of the Year"
6. Re: U.K. Sales Charts - Saints Row IV Aug 27, 2013, 17:24 Fion
 
You mean a hot Asian puckish rogue with bouncy tits.

I was worried the super powers would make the game to easy but it doesn't really. You are powerful and able to one-shot many enemies but you can still be overwhelmed with firepower. Oh and the weapons are awesome. 'Merica is the greatest video game weapon since the BFG.

The only thing I dislike so far is the myriad side-missions that are essentially just a collection of minigames. Now mind, the minigames are generally fun but I dislike them being forced on you because a lot of the powers, weapons and upgrades are gained by doing them specifically. I'd rather they just be tied with the main missions or loyalty missions (which are often awesome.)

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial & Heroic Edition Launch
22. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial & Heroic Edition Launch Aug 23, 2013, 19:12 Fion
 
Colorado now adays they add content so fast that there is always something to do at 80. My main has been 80 for months and I haven't done a great many things like world completion, very much WvW or finish my Personal Story because they push out content so fast.

Now the content varies from meh stuff that consists mostly of achievement farming but lately much more often the content is awesome. The living story is finally getting good and there's tuns of fun stuff to do, cool skins or titles to go after, etc.

Super Adventure Box, Flame & Frost dungeon, Aetherblade Retreat, Bazaar of the Four Winds, Queen's Jubilee and now Clockwork Chaos each of these content patches brought a lot of stuff to the game. New zones, new events, new powers and awesome dungeons slated to return as Fractals down the road. A lot of it until recently was temporary but IMHO that was a good thing because it allowed players to get temporarily available armor/weapon skins that help make each character more individualized and interesting. But lately a lot of it has been permanent or returning content. For example the Super Adventure Box is rumored to come back out in September with all new content. I can't freaking wait.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions
22. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Also Features Microtransactions Aug 23, 2013, 14:41 Fion
 
A monthly fee and microtransactions for what is essentially a non-MMOG? For those that don't know it works largely like Neverwinter. There's a hub area where people hang out, craft, go to merchants, join PvP, etc but when you want to do some of the content you go to an instanced area designed for solo or small teams. Only Neverwinter had the wherewithal to go F2P as they knew a P2P/Microtransaction system would have failed outright.

Maybe Zenimax things the name alone will carry their 'almost' MMOG. But they clearly haven't learned from Bioware's mistakes.

Fail.

Edit: I agree we need another Fallout before an Elder Scrolls. But frankly I wasn't very happy with Fallout 3. I felt Bethesda had largely dropped the ball on that one. It was a solid game but I felt more like I was playing Elder Scrolls: Wasteland and less like I was playing Fallout. IMHO Fallout: New Vegas was significantly better, so I'd rather see Fallout 4 from that team.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions
22. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online to Use Subscriptions Aug 21, 2013, 11:23 Fion
 
The problem with starting subscription based and then potentially going B2P or F2P is that the game is 'designed' as a subscription MMOG, IE it is designed to have content that takes forever to participate in, designed to have a grind to keep players logged in for as long as possible, designed so that people will be forced to go through a bunch of hoops just to do anything because time = money.

The great thing about GW2 IMHO is that it was designed from the ground up to be a B2P game, so it does away with a huge amount of that kind of crap. You can get anywhere in the game world in an instant. Dungeons don't take two hours to set up and four hours to play through. Simple things like transfering crafting mats to the bank because they don't need to force you to run to town when your bags get full (time=money in a P2P) and more.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 16, 2013, 15:39 Fion
 
avianflu wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 15:31:
I've looked at the gameplay videos on youtube (there's tons) and the game looks fine if you actually like MMORPG's.

Personally never liked any game that had a row of cool-down timers. For me, zzzzzzz.

It does have cool-down timers but at the same time it doesn't work like other MMOGs. Combat is very active, a mix between classic tab-targeting of say WoW and modern active 'console' combat like DCUO or Tera. It's very fast paced, movement and positioning become important.

I very much recommend the trial. It's hard to describe just how good the combat is, and don't let the 'row of cooldown timers' fool you into thinking it's just WoW combat.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Next Month
9. Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Next Month Aug 16, 2013, 15:26 Fion
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 15:16:
*Upon hearing the release date, JDreyer loses control of all bodily functions*

QFT

I'm already getting that familiar pang of worry and fright in my guts, just thinking about it. I'm not super hyped, I doubt they could surpass the most frightening game ever made, but even if they get close I'll love the hell out of it.

Now to force myself to finish The Dark Descent. I was last in the prison level and scared out of my wits.

As to the OR, I can see why they don't want to support it. The lawsuits from the relatives of players who died of pure fright are sure to start racking up otherwise.
 
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