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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale
4. Re: Brave New World Jun 6, 2013, 22:24 Fion
 
Krovven wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 21:27:
Civ5 Brave New World on GMG Use GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA for additional 20% off.

Thank you! Totally looking forward to the next expansion on this amazingly addictive title.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 4, 2013, 15:42 Fion
 
The show portrayed this major moment rather well in my opinion. It didn't, couldn't, have the emotional resonance that the book has but it was still obviously a shock to a great many people. Perhaps in further episodes it will be explained why violence at a wedding, after breaking bread is considered such a terrible thing, as the show, unlike the book, never hinted to that.

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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced
33. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced May 30, 2013, 15:33 Fion
 
I see a mention of the next consoles having 8g of memory, but isn't that 'shared' memory? IE memory used as both system RAM and video card memory. That isn't remotely the same thing as 8g of dedicated vram.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale May 28, 2013, 20:03 Fion
 
Yea for once I don't have practically every game on the list.  
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News Comments > SimCity Expands
2. Re: SimCity Expands May 28, 2013, 19:41 Fion
 
Game has IMHO a crazy number of people playing it still who haven't followed the drama and never use forums, etc and continue to play it. I have no doubt the 'amusement park set' will sell like mad.

I agree, city size is so damn small you are forced to specialize as it is. There's no way in hell anyone could fit an amusement park into an existing city without wiping out some other industry.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Unannounced MMOG Reset and Delayed?
3. Re: Blizzard's Unannounced MMOG Reset and Delayed? May 28, 2013, 19:38 Fion
 
Called it.

I had said multiple times previously on this forum that Titan was a casual game originally designed not to compete with WoW but either was or will be mothballed and its assets used in a new MMOG that would essentially replace WoW.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2013, 12:45 Fion
 
Oh Microsoft I can't thank you enough. Every day I get on bluesnews and laugh a little harder thanks to your shenanigans! I'll really miss it when this epic fail in progress comes to a satisfyingly funny conclusion.  
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News Comments > Terraria Content Update Plans
15. Re: Terraria Content Update Plans May 24, 2013, 12:40 Fion
 
ItBurn wrote on May 24, 2013, 11:26:
After "completing" the game twice, I have absolutely ZERO interest in replaying this. Regardless of new content. But it's a great game. Kinda like a 2D minecraft, but it's much more focused on combat and exploration rather than building. In fact, building SUCKS if you ask me.

Yea for a Minecraft type game the building never was all that great. I usually would build some simple stacked homes for the NPCs and my character and was done with it. Thankfully Starbound seems to have heavily revamped building making it both easier and more fluid.

I'll def play this update, but I'll be thinking 'Starbound' the whole time. Despite the feature creep, the game really is shaping up. Hope we see beta soon.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Announced
126. Re: More Big Picture Details May 21, 2013, 19:22 Fion
 
The way the MS statement is worded, specifically 'our internet' suggests as well that owners will have to pay them to access the internet ala the 360.

And Beamer, I'm rather surprised they even went with that big a HD. After all they make a fortune selling 60gb xbox 360 HD's for $90.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation May 15, 2013, 20:03 Fion
 
Am I the only one who remembers the 'demo' for Killzone 2 for 'next gen' consoles back when the current consoles were in the works? It blew everyone's mind until the developers were all but forced to reveal it was just CG. Deja Vu anyome?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Turning One
23. Re: Diablo III Turning One May 14, 2013, 12:23 Fion
 
I've played around with the game a little bit here or there since the disastrous launch. A few new features are nice but largely little has changed. My largest problem (beyond no single-player/no lan) is the absolutely horrid loot design. Gear is boring and in a game that is all about phat loot, that's a death knell. How the hell did Blizzard design this game, make a gear system even more boring than WoWs, and think it would be fine. I don't give a shit if it's 'cool looking'. If the stats are always the same 3-5 things in 'every' item from level 1- 60, I'm not going to give a fuck.

Apparently they are 'looking into' the loot system but at Blizzard speed that means 'we'll fix itemization in the 2015 expansion.'
 
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News Comments > Defiance Renewed
11. Re: Now you see that evil will always triumph.. because good is dumb May 10, 2013, 20:44 Fion
 
Show is ok. The races, the lore and backstory are shit. And man, Warehouse 13 is worlds better, even if it is half-assed sci-fi.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost
3. Re: Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost May 8, 2013, 20:52 Fion
 
Considering early word on Titan was that it is a casual MMOG as Bliz didn't want to draw in folks new to the genre, I expect Titan is still several years away thanks to a major redesign to instead pick up WoWs slack.

I'm sure Titan will do well, no matter how good or bad it is (look at D3!) But I don't expect it to ever see numbers like WoW used to draw, simply because WoW was an anomaly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 29, 2013, 20:45 Fion
 
Yea, I believe this about as much as I believed the first Kinect back when it was called 'natal'. For reference;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPioM

Yea 'some' of this is actually part of the Kinect, but most of it was just hype and marketing bullshit. I suspect the same for 'IllumiRoom'.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 23, 2013, 15:22 Fion
 
I used to be a real AMD fan. Sure they've almost always been behind Intel but offered near-similar performance for real nice prices. Anyone remember back when they first bought ATI. They took the idiotic stance of only allowing ATI cards on boards that used AMD processors. Well I do not buy ATI cards because of a poor history with them so for the first time since I've been tooling with PCs (the late 80's) I went with Intel because I could not find a board that let me use an AMD CPU with Nvidia GPUs.

To me that was one of the biggest mistakes they ever made. Today you can find tuns of boards with AMD chipsets and SLI. But because I switched to intel because AMD essentially forced me to, I just haven't gone back with a single build and neither has anyone I know.

That said Intel has been the assholes on the block for some time. Yea they have the best CPUs but they constantly play strong-arm tactics, pushing AMD out of every market they possibly can. Hopefully if AMD goes down another competitor will crop up. Probably some company from South Korea since thats were all the tech giants are from these days it seems. I'm a huge Samsung person myself.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 17, 2013, 21:59 Fion
 
It's hard to make a phone call in an emergency because the brain draws blood from the hands to be used in more immediately important functions (survival.. etc). That's why the standard emergency services number was changed to 911 from 555-1212 as it was years ago. Nobody could dial the number. Hell, anyone who's been in an emergency knows it's difficult enough just to punch in that 911.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Apr 15, 2013, 12:54 Fion
 
Yea seems odd. Maybe they are more tolerant of broken games lol.

Nice to see GW2 hanging on.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to "Next Adventure"
15. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 12:49 Fion
 
Given the huge success of Skyrim I wouldn't doubt if it's the next TES. (Come-on Elsweyr!) Not that we'll see it before 2015 mind. And if it's FO4, I just hope they put a little more into it than they did with FO3 which I found myself mildly disappointed. New Vegas was just on the whole so much better.

And yes, now the mods can settle. I'm already using a crazy amount of them but I'm sure many more amazing ones will see the light of day before the next TES.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 14, 2013, 15:13 Fion
 
Skyrim is one of the better games I've played in ages. I have over 350 hours into the game, and I generally will pick it up for a month, play the hell out of it, drop it for a few others as new games come out, etc.

I've hardly done the main storyline (I just finished Diplomatic Immunity on my main char). I've barely touched the DLC. I have two chars, one in the upper 50's another in the 20s and I do different content with each. Companions, Thieves Guild, Bard's College, Stormcloaks. I've barely touched any of that save Companions which I've completed. On my other, Dark Brotherhood, Imperials, College of Winterhold, Coven of Namira.

Combine that with the hundreds of amazing mods that broaden and expand upon the game itself and you get one of those amazing games that never seem to end and you recommend to all your friends.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month
25. Re: BlizzCon 2013 Ticket Sales This Month Apr 4, 2013, 17:43 Fion
 
Yea Titan will probably be officially announced. Early word was that Titan was a casual game, but I think that has changed. It was initially (according to reports) because Acti/Blizz didn't want it to suck subscribers from WoW. However, I think it's been in development for ages because now that WoW has been losing subs hand over first they aren't as worried and probably heavily reworked Titan to make it WoW's replacement.

On a personal level I'm not expecting much from Titan. It'll undoubtedly be pay 2 play and I can't see myself ever paying a $15 a month fee every again after GW2, unless the game is absolutely stunningly good. It's why I haven't paid much attention to TESO, it's reportedly P2P.

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