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Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com
Signed On Aug 20, 2003, 21:03
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User ID 18104
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Preorders, Specs
18. Re: Portal 2 Preorders, Specs Feb 14, 2011, 17:56 Bucky
 
Fion wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 17:08:
Dammit all these good games are coming out in the next few months and I'm trying to save my money lol.

Crysis 2
Portal 2
Dragon Age 2
Bulletstorm
Dawn of War 2
Shogun 2
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
etc...

I'm looking forward to all of them. And the above list doesn't even include May releases like Brink, Duke Nukem, Witcher 2, Red Faction: Armageddon, etc.

I guess in the end I'll just have to resign a number of the above games to my steam wish list. :/ Ah well, that will leave plenty of games for the slow seasons.


Yeah, a lot of this years games will hit my Steam wishlist. Now, when the 2011 Christmas Sale (or god help my credit card, the summer sale) rolls around, I'll buy 'em all up.

People can say whatever they want about PC gaming, but in my 15ish years as a PC gamer it's never been this good--even if the PC isn't the primary platform.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Gold
17. Re: Dragon Age 2 Gold Feb 12, 2011, 13:11 Bucky
 
Slashman wrote on Feb 12, 2011, 12:53:
Here's the thing. We already have a Mass Effect. And don't get me wrong...I love Mass Effect 1 and 2. I think that series pretty much stands on its own as more than decent.

What I didn't need, was a fantasy version of ME 2. ME 3 is around the corner.

DA:O was a good game and did well for itself as a classic RPG. I don't much mind some combat improvements(pacing changes).

I do mind not being able to choose race. Not being able to fully customize my entire party with weapons and armor. And apparently they have removed the social skills like persuasion and pick pocketing...as I didn't see any of them on the skill screen in the gameplay vids.

All in an effort to emulate ME2. Why make the same damn game twice? What is wrong with having diversity in your games. I want to play ME3...I don't want to play it twice with one playthrough being in a fantasy setting and exactly 3 moral options for every dilemma I encounter.

I hope that clears up some of what have made people unhappy with what has been seen of the game?

One more thing. In the gameplay vids...did you see them send the rogue ahead to scout for traps and enemies like it made sense to do in DA:O? I'm guessing that's because traps have probably been removed from dungeon areas in favor of just bludgeoning your way through with your group. Very RPGish...

Those are fair points, and rather hard to argue against without having DA2 available to play. I tend to be more optimistic about games than most of the Blue's crowd, and I've never had a deep love for the more traditional RPG games. Hack-n-Slash and Action RPGs have always been more fun for me, which undoubtedly colors my view of the changes to DA2.

I do appreciate your response though; I hadn't considered it from all of the angles you presented. It also helps to have a clear and concise response, since gamers tend to rant a bit when they don't like things.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Gold
13. Re: Dragon Age 2 Gold Feb 12, 2011, 08:43 Bucky
 
It's funny, but I'm consistently surprised by all the hate for DA2. From everything I've seen it looks like they made the combat better, while also going for a higher level of immersion; though admittedly that will remove some of the gameplay and control elements from the first game.

No matter though, my preorder was in long ago. I can't wait for this one.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched Feb 8, 2011, 17:59 Bucky
 
It appears there's a hardline pro nerf on the way, no more rerolling every crate drop; it'll be limited to care packages. A shame, I loved abusing that one.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 6, 2011, 20:30 Bucky
 
Monday Night Combat is a blast, though it requires a shift in gameplay thinking. From what I've seen, few people that start out with it have any experience with DotA-style gameplay; meaning they focus more on killing each other than lane pushing, tactical engagements, and base defense.

The assassin is a perfect example of this. A new player will use it purely as a pro-killer, while a good player will use it for it's primary funtion: lane pushing. She's also fairly adept at dropping base defenses, and then there's always the option of picking off the lone pro that's too ripe a target to pass up.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Double XP Weekend
9. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Double XP Weekend Feb 4, 2011, 18:14 Bucky
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 17:25:
ExitWound wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 16:02:
Now you can get to level 50 in half of no-time-at-all. Seriously...getting to max level can be done in a weekend. Ridiculous.

Without playing newbtown all day, you can prestige in around 8-12 hours with good fun gameplay.

Now, you can cut that in abuot half, so probably prestige 2x this weekend.

Holy crap man?! How do you level that fast? Play aggressively, don't use the same weapons, do contracts, don't camp. Try looking at the bonuses, contracts, perks, etc to get all of the bonuses and upgrades to get points faster. It isn't uncommon from level 1-40 to get 20-30k points a map. So now make that 40-60k a map.


It would help if they'd fix the attachments bug; they still don't reset for me after I prestige. Most of them have been maxed for me since my second prestige.

I'll probably jump back into Black Ops this weekend to peg a prestige or two, though I've recently discovered Monday Night Combat, so my time may be split somewhat.
 
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News Comments > Crysis II System Requirements
12. Re: Crysis II System Requirements Feb 2, 2011, 12:17 Bucky
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2011, 11:45:
yeah thats why they are called "minimum" requirements

Woops, I read that as 'recommended' requirements for some reason. I stand corrected.
 
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News Comments > Crysis II System Requirements
5. Re: Crysis II System Requirements Feb 2, 2011, 11:39 Bucky
 
I can't really say I'm surprised. Cross-platform support has meant that requirements have been held down for some time now. My rig just passed the 2 year old mark, which in days gone by would have been ancient and barely adequate to play the latest crop of games. All I've done is upgrade the vid card once (to a 5850) and otherwise I haven't found a game yet that's really pushed my system.  
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News Comments > On Bulletstorm DRM and GFWL
10. Re: On Bulletstorm DRM and GFWL Jan 30, 2011, 16:46 Bucky
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 16:35:
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 30, 2011, 16:12:
I was really hyped on this game when I first heard about it. Now it seems the more I read, the more I feel like I could just pass on this game. GFWL ruins games.
I'm no fan of GFWL, but I don't get the whole OMG GFWL SUXORS THE BIG ONE!!!11 AND RUINS GAMES AND I'LL NEVER BUY A GAME WITH GFWL.

I have three games that use GFWL, and other than the little blip at the start of the game telling you to press the HOME key to access GFWL, I'd never know it's there. Most people have ADD and/or don't read the instructions, so they don't realize that you can set GFWL to offline, and never have to connect to the internet, unless you want to unlock achievements or play MP.

Also, every game that I have that uses GFWL, there is a GFWL remover for it. Yes, it would be nice to not have to install GFWL at all, it's just something extra that I don't want or need, but I don't see how it ruins games.

I'm with you on this one. I have a few games that use GFWL, and while the system is barely worth logging into, it's also not something that has caused any problems for me. What continually surprises me (and I know it shouldn't) is that developers and publishers continue to use it even though there are far better systems available.
 
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News Comments > Brink in May
14. Re: Brink in May Jan 28, 2011, 05:01 Bucky
 
The RPS hands-on preview from awhile ago also does a good job at detailing all the 'I want' reasons: http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/08/brunked-brink-impressions/  
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Jan 27, 2011, 18:46 Bucky
 
It looks to me like the Guardian is the Healer replacement. It's been said that each class will posses the ability to switch roles on the fly, so I think the dedicated healer is out. Then again, there's a few class reveals left so I could be wrong.  
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News Comments > Brink in May
10. Re: Brink in May Jan 27, 2011, 16:31 Bucky
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2011, 14:20:
This has one been game I've been following closely and the first FPS in a very long time that is a must-buy for me. I'm going to be all over this like a fat kid on cake

Verno wrote on Jan 27, 2011, 14:33:
Day 1 for me man, the videos sold me alone. It's been forever since I wanted a multiplayer so badly on the PC.

I was forced to quote both for the +1.

The reason(s) it's a pre-order for me: True arcade style, infantry only multiplayer, as opposed to say, Black Ops, which tries to be both realism and arcade at the same time, IMO. Huge amounts of customization, and the SMART system. Also, Splash Damage has always made good multiplayer games that have never been quite 'there' for one reason or another; I think Brink is set to change that for them.
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
26. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 18:33 Bucky
 
New Update, now with middle-mouse rebind option!

Multiple move orders with delays will now properly stop during the delay.
Steam usernames longer than 15 characters will now be shortened instead of crashing.
The errorReport in the application directory now also contains a version numbers.
Server lists can now be properly scrolled.
Fixed a bug when displaying an already disposed server in server listing which caused a crash.
Path names are now region safe.
Chapter 6 Scene 4 (Grimnir mind duel) now spawns the correct amount of spawns.
Removed VAC option, all online games now use VAC.
Improved cutscene-skip in Chapter 2 Scene 2.
Improved cutscene-skip in Chapter 3 Scene 3.
Checkpoint added in Chapter 6 Scene 5 (Grimnir boss fight).
Added keyboard binding for cast self (default middle mouse button)
Statuseffect desync crash fixed.
Animation time desync crash fixed.
Features added
Cancel button added to gamepad configuration popup.
Icon added for break free action.
Icon added for boost action.
Icon added for magic action.

They seem to be true to their word. I'm happy with my purchase.
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
21. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 16:44 Bucky
 
The Single player works fine for me, if just a touch laggy in spots. The multiplayer, however, is a trainwreck.

It's still worth $10, but for anyone who hasn't picked it up I'd say wait a few weeks.
 
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News Comments > Magicka Patched
5. Re: Magicka Patched Jan 25, 2011, 17:18 Bucky
 
I somehow managed to earn an achievement that involves killing somebody by crossing the beams....and I was the only one playing. I recommend against casting whilst inside a shield.  
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News Comments > Magicka and Demo Now Available
9. Re: Magicka and Demo Now Available Jan 25, 2011, 16:14 Bucky
 
This game is a must-buy at $10. I messed with the demo last night, and the full game is downloading right now.

While in the tutorial, with only 3 elements available, I lit myself on fire, dropped a rock on my head, and blew myself up. I spent the entire first hour just grinning and laughing to myself; this game will only be better with friends playing.

Now I need to figure out how I made those crazy egg-mines last night....
 
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News Comments > Magicka This Month
1. Re: Magicka This Month Jan 22, 2011, 16:28 Bucky
 
I forget where I read it, but it was said that the game played better with a controller. Now one is on order, which will help with all those other games I want that are controller based.

Unless my eyes deceived me, that was a mage with a machine gun. Just.....yes.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Guardian Revealed
4. Re: Guild Wars 2 Guardian Revealed Jan 22, 2011, 16:19 Bucky
 
Downer28 wrote on Jan 22, 2011, 16:04:
So, no mesmer?

There's still a few classes left for them to reveal. As it stands the Ranger is still my first pick unless the Mesmer does get a revival.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched
3. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched Jan 21, 2011, 21:15 Bucky
 
Yeah, I'd get those too. It was a coin toss whether or not the game would recover for me. I haven't had a single problem since the patch, and I just spent a more time playing today than I'm willing to admit.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched
1. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched Jan 21, 2011, 10:42 Bucky
 
A neck injury has kept me out of work all week, so I've been playing Black Ops pretty frequently. Since day one I've gotten random lockups that, to me, have no pattern. It would happen in the menu, in-game, and at every point in-between. Worse still, I could play for hours with no problem, and then the next day have it lock up three times in a row.

The snow is still falling and I've got nowhere to be, so I'll test out this patch and see if it finally solves these issues.

Edit: So far, so good. It's also gotten rid of the annoying menu hitching that would occur.

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