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News Comments > Metro: Last Light HUD "Fix" Inbound
16. Re: Metro: Last Light HUD May 15, 2013, 11:02 Acleacius
nin wrote on May 15, 2013, 09:16:
Game performance is also tied to FOV - the amount of geometric detail we put in each scene has been partly determined by this set FOV, and setting a wider FOV would have a performance impact.

At least they're honest.

Damn, I was going to stay the complete opposite! These guys are way too smart to NOT know, FOV adjustablity is a known, known, since it affects user health. Secondly the fact that use "Game performance is also tied to FOV" shows their full of crap. Everyone (ok that's a bit of an exaggeration..80% without a doubt) who uses FOV adjustments know it effects performance. It's putting more or less graphic calculations on the screen. Users actually edit config files to effect the game performance in the first place.

Hence these guys released the Hud in beta condition. Actually they should have fixed it in alpha, so I'm giving them WAY more credit than they deserve.
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News Comments > RIFT Free-to-Play Next Month
8. Re: RIFT Free-to-Play Next Month May 15, 2013, 00:03 Acleacius
Even though I actually had fun, liked and played Rift, the lore actually does suck, though I could be forgetting something.

At least from the stand point of the darkside (whatever...have to look it up...Defiant) it's really dumb. In the lore (unless they change it from release) the Defiant are turning the population into zombies to fight the Guardians which we learn from the starting area. Without spending too much time writing this nonsense out, anyone familiar with the plot probably knows how ridiculous this is with the long term goals of the game.

Sadly I was forced to play Definant, since RL friends who talked me into playing the game were probably too drunk or stoned to even be paying attention to the plot.

Yeah, I would play this again too but I'm not really happy with many of the F2P methods. I really think if most mmogs dropped their monthly rate to $5 to $10 for full access it would be much better and cash shops similar to GW2 or just flat out GW2 model.

The corporate douchbags only seem happy with excessive profits. It's why they failed, forcing $15 a month fees for at least 5 years, too long.
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News Comments > City of Steam Beta
2. Re: City of Steam Beta May 14, 2013, 14:29 Acleacius
It does look pretty cool, sure hope they do a good job of it!

Found this wiki City of Steam Wiki
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News Comments > Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale
22. Re: Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale May 13, 2013, 23:40 Acleacius
Yeah, it's extremely suspicious design to lock down fov and auto aim. The developers and publisher are basically telling PC gamers to 'go fck ourselves". I've been on the fence about it and as much as I'm interested I'll wait. It's obvious PC gamers did NOT get the "development respect" we deserve based on the obvious financial profits of our platform sales. That's not forgivable and should make any PC gamer wait at least 6 months before they buy it.

50% off sale during the holiday season would run about $25 US even with Ranger Mode included.

Now we just need someone to make a REAL Stalker, since the original developers seem incapable of it, based on their obsession of higher graphic quality at the cost of broken game play design.

Thankfully we finally got a solid Boiling Point/Far Cry, with Far Cry 3. Too damn bad that wingsuit can't get us from tower to tower.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 13, 2013, 23:14 Acleacius
I think taxing violent images or messages would be great, then we could collect on about 2500 years of religious violence. This would be each piece of violence, per church, per indecent, per religion!

I feel world wide debt and poverty being eliminated, plus personally richer already.
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News Comments > Square Enix's "Extraordinary" Losses
24. Re: Square Enix's May 13, 2013, 19:07 Acleacius
TurdFergasun wrote on May 13, 2013, 16:32:
the bank of canada disagrees(crown owned financial regulatory body) with you. literally: bank of canada mandate:

WHEREAS it is desirable to establish a central bank in Canada to regulate credit and currency in the best interests of the economic life of the nation, to control and protect the external value of the national monetary unit and to mitigate by its influence fluctuations in the general level of production, trade, prices and employment, so far as may be possible within the scope of monetary action, and generally to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada.
Guess my info is out of date?
Canadian securities regulation
Canadian securities regulation is managed through laws and agencies established by Canada's 13 provincial and territorial governments. Each province and territory has a securities commission or equivalent authority and its own piece of provincial or territorial legislation.

Unlike any other major federation, Canada does not have a securities regulatory authority at the federal government level. Provincial governments began to establish regulatory agencies in 1912 (in Manitoba), and the Privy Council decided in Lymburn and Mayland, [1932] A.C. 318 that such legislation is authorized under the provincial property and civil rights power.

Notwithstanding the lack of a federal regulator, the majority of provincial security commissions operate under a passport system, so that the approval of one commission essentially allows for registration in another province. However, concerns with the system remain. For example, Ontario, Canada’s largest capital market, does not participate in the Passport regime.
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News Comments > Square Enix's "Extraordinary" Losses
11. Re: Square Enix's May 13, 2013, 12:20 Acleacius
At the very least this is corporate misfeasance masquerading as "underperforming products" at the worst corporate financial fraud. There's no real reasonable explanation for what they say verses reality.

Canada is one of the, if not the only nation without a national financial securities regulatory system and it might not even matter. In the US we had one of the strongest corporate financial regulation systems for about 40 years. At least till 1980 and now it's been captured by corporate malicious malfeasants.

Here's hoping Canada can stop whatever these Square Enix corporate bosses are doing before they destroy the company.
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior "Reimagining" Announced
9. Re: Shadow Warrior May 9, 2013, 23:18 Acleacius
Fantaz wrote on May 9, 2013, 23:12:
Why Shadow Warrior, and not Shogo or Blood?
Pretty sure those are both Disney titles.

I'm surprise Broussard and Miller sold the rights to Shadow Warrior. Any idea if maybe Flying Hog is making this for Broussard and Miller or maybe someone else?

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale May 9, 2013, 00:24 Acleacius
Avencast: Rise of the Mage 75% off on Steam. Charming little game and independently made, with a megacritic user rating of 83. Well worth $2.49, if you like top down and playing a mage. Good writing, story and art.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
4. Re: Diablo III Patched May 7, 2013, 23:07 Acleacius
Anyone ever figure out who was the exec who officially approved putting the RM AH in the game? Just wondering who I should be ridiculing and mocking for the rest of their lives.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2013, 18:25 Acleacius
sauron wrote on May 7, 2013, 10:31:
...Any advice for mods very welcome - I already installed the improved UI since the original is awful. The game otherwise is fantastic and runs beautifully on my machine - much less of a system hog than Oblivion. It's like playing a movie....
Top 100 on the most popular download site. You have to be logged in to see it, since it contains Adult Content (i.e. nude mods).
Top 100 most endorsed files
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News Comments > Project Hell Becomes Hellraid
5. Re: Project Hell Becomes Hellraid Apr 29, 2013, 15:13 Acleacius
No wonder they can't be bother to fix bad designs (UI, graphic, audio, gameplay) and bugs in their games. They've been working on at least three games, unable or worst unwilling to address them after years of the same issues. They should be forced to work an additional three months on their games once they 'say' they are complete. Now, I'm wondering how much ubi has to do with the condition of their games at release.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2013, 21:16 Acleacius
Gratz, here's hoping you have to cook at least another fifty or more of these dinners! Party  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest
4. Re: Legend of Grimrock - Master Quest Apr 25, 2013, 01:48 Acleacius
They did a great job, the one major issue seems to be it's lack of story/narrative/lore to drive the gameplay.

Oh minor spoiler, I never Rested so I never knew somethings were going on. They should have made players Rest at least once as part of training.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead Island Riptide
27. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island Riptide Apr 24, 2013, 11:12 Acleacius
Krovven wrote on Apr 24, 2013, 00:26:
Thanks Krovven, got it!
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead Island Riptide
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead Island Riptide Apr 24, 2013, 00:12 Acleacius
I've spent more than 250 hours on the original, so I'll defiantly pick this up, but just not first week. Honestly, Techland hasn't had a good game launch as long as I can remember. I really think they've hit on a magic formula with DI but they refuse to get real writers or address their obvious technical weaknesses. Not to mention since they can't even get one game out at a time in stable condition, should they really be trying to do two.

Actually I thought they had hit on a magic formula with CoJ but they have done nothing but screw up the magic of the first game. Even there, they didn't fix the obvious technical issues from the first CoJ game, mainly being the reprehensible console designs. Then rockstar came along and did it right with Red Dead Redemption. At least from what I hear and read, since I haven't played it. But rockstar are complete console dicks, since they didn't release it for PC.

What is with delusional sociopaths in game development, anyway. Flamethrower

@PHJF are you still seeing it on sale for $32 somewhere?

@OpticNerve we never had any problem connecting on Coop, at least I recall. And if it had been a bad problem, shirley I'd remember.
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell
3. Re: Ubisoft: Complexity Holding Back Splinter Cell Apr 23, 2013, 09:58 Acleacius
"complexity" isn't a word ever considered, regarding splinter cell.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
1. Re: Saturday Interviews Apr 20, 2013, 16:48 Acleacius
Spoiler of Metro 2033 ending, so unless you've played it don't look.

The story of this game picks up from the ending where you, as Artyom, have caused the nuclear genocide of the Dark Ones race.

That sucks, taking away player choice. I've never played as evil in Metro 2033
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 19, 2013, 20:59 Acleacius
It's ridiculous bioware is still selling the original releases without any dlc attached and not complete editions.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 19, 2013, 20:55 Acleacius
Here is a link, not sure if it's the one Blue intended.

Call for GDC Europe 2013 talks closes on Monday - submit now!
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