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Signed On Sep 29, 2003, 01:19
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Specs
26. Comparing The Witcher series to Dragon Age series Mar 28, 2011, 10:26 joe2tiger
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 27, 2011, 22:49:
I didn't find any part of The Witcher repetitive, especially when compared to DA2. In DA2, I'm almost tempted to avoid doing the sidequests because I know they'll all end up with me being forced to kill 100 enemies that spawn out of thin air. Bioware really needs to work on the non-combat portions of their RPGs. I'd love to see diplomacy and stealth be equally viable ways to play through them, for example. I'd also love to see NPCs who actually acknowledge your existence. In every Bioware RPG I've played, NPCs are completely oblivious to what's happening around them. In DA2, I routinely bring fights into areas with guards and civilians and they just stand there and watch. People don't seem to care when I break into their house and steal their stuff either. Bethesda may not have the best writers but they at least make NPCs that react to you.

[DISCLAIMER] forgive me if I seem all over the place, Im wired on caffeine this morning.

I played through DA2 and my grade of it would be a C+, B-. I love Bioware and the original Dragon Age. I also love Mass Effect 1 & 2.

Back to Dragon Age 2, I loved the character dialog and the story. I love the art direction and the combat abilities of the classes. However, everything else seemed so shallow to me. The level design (maps) were too repetitive for my taste, and I was aggravated when enemies just "spawn" in the middle of nowhere that is where I agree with all the haters. The content is small comparing DA2 5.6GB download to DA1 15GB download.

After playing Dragon Age 2, I went back to The Witcher for a second attempt. First time, I made it to Chapter 2 and I did something to the villagers who worship the fish people - I offended them somehow and they all attacked me. I wiped out the village and got burnt out with running all over the maps. I really wished for a "fast travel" button. Anyway, I put in 40 hours in my second attempt and beat the game. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I felt I had more freedom to do what I wanted in the Witcher. I felt the world was deeper and more things to do. I'm really looking forward to the 2nd game.

TL;DR I enjoyed The Witcher a lot more than Dragon Age 2, I will be buying The Witcher 2.
 
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News Comments > E.Y.E Delayed, Soundtrack Released
1. Re: E.Y.E Delayed, Soundtrack Released Mar 15, 2011, 14:10 joe2tiger
 
Wow, I never heard of this game it slipped under my radar. It seems pretty cool, I will have to look into this.  
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News Comments > February Game Sales Beat Expectations
2. Re: February Game Sales Beat Expectations Mar 11, 2011, 14:20 joe2tiger
 
Maybe we should phase out the NPD. They seem to have no interest in tracking online sales and digital downloads. If only someone would track every digital download service and put it all in one stat block.  
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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
17. Re: Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared Mar 8, 2011, 12:32 joe2tiger
 
yuastnav wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:26:
joe2tiger wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:11:
[...]Microsoft owns both brands, of course it can.
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Uh, are you serious?

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Beat me to it, too slow.
I was confused, because the xbox 360 hardware allows tessellation.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
26. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 12:25 joe2tiger
 
Verno wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:19:
From Steam's side, it is tied to your steam account, but you can transfer games to another account for 10 dollars I think.

Wow really? When did they start this? Do you have to be the legal owner of both accounts and if so what proof do they require? This sounds hella handy, I've got a pile of games my brother would probably love and I never touch them anymore.

I've never done it, so I don't know what I'm talking about. LOL, I thought it was 10 dollars, but after looking into it, it looks like it would be difficult in that you have hoops to hop through.
Originally Posted by Arctic Ice via steam forum:
Transfer a CD-key to another account

Going past the fact that you aren't allowed to sell Steam keys/games (as outlined in the SSA) there is a small leeway.

You, in fact, can transfer a CD-key from one account to another. The process, however, has very hefty limitations and sounds quite tedious.

It might not work in your case but there are a few cases where it will work.

CD Key Reset Process

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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
14. Re: Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared Mar 8, 2011, 12:19 joe2tiger
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:17:
joe2tiger wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:11:
Wildone wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:06:
360 can't do DX11, nor could it do the original crysis. Fail.

I prefer the PC over the consoles, but I don't think this is true. The Xbox 360 has DirectX 11 support. Microsoft owns both brands, of course it can.

The 360 supports a very limited/primitive aspect of tesselation but it's not DX11 capable. The full DX11 is much more than tesselation anyway.

Ah, lol. I'm not a hardware engineer, but even if I was I think the details on naming terms would still confuse me.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
12. Re: Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared Mar 8, 2011, 12:11 joe2tiger
 
Wildone wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 12:06:
360 can't do DX11, nor could it do the original crysis. Fail.

I prefer the PC over the consoles, but I don't think this is true. The Xbox 360 has DirectX 11 support. Microsoft owns both brands, of course it can.

Link: http://blogs.amd.com/play/2009/06/02/why-we-should-get-excited-about-directx-11/

A beast called the tessellator has been added which enables games developers to create smoother, less blocky and more organic looking objects in games. This is the change youll probably be most aware of. And itll show up when you look at the silhouettes of hills and mountains or the profiles of characters in games. Where artists previously had to trade off quality for performance, now artists will have the freedom to create naturalistic scenery. Weve gotten used to seeing strangely blocky ears and noses on our opponents. But the new generation of games should allow those opponents to scare the heck out of us instead. The tessellator represents a natural next step in gaming hardware (in fact the Xbox 360 graphics chip that AMD designed already has a tessellator, and AMD graphics hardware has featured tessellator technology starting with the ATI RadeonTM HD 2000 series right up to the latest ATI RadeonTM HD 4000 series cards today).
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
23. trading in? Mar 8, 2011, 12:00 joe2tiger
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:57:
Can the PC game be traded? Does it use the same DRM type system the first one did where you don't get a lot of the DLC but you get the core game? I'm hoping so, I'd like to play through the PC version and compare to the console version, I know I can do this on the first one but I don't want to. I'd rather just keep playing the 1st one to the end rather than starting over on the PC if I wanted to play it on the PC.
Well, from EA's side of the DRM. The product key is tied to your e-mail account you create.

From Steam's side, it is tied to your steam account, but you can transfer games to another account for 10 dollars I think.

So for example, if you have the steam version, you pay the 10 dollars to trade this game to someone else's account. That person still needs to log in with your EA credentials when they try to play.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 PC/Xbox 360 Graphics Compared
2. non sequitur Mar 8, 2011, 11:31 joe2tiger
 
non sequitur, this makes me think of cross-platform gameplay online. It would be nice, give people a reason to buy the PC version to dominate the consoles. I wish it was more common though.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II and High-Rez Patch Released
13. Re: Dragon Age 2 and High-Rez Patch Released Mar 8, 2011, 11:11 joe2tiger
 
wrlwnd wrote on Mar 8, 2011, 11:01:
Tying high-res textures to DirectX 11 is total fail.

WTF are these developers smoking?

I don't understand, how that is a total fail? Perhaps they are thinking if you have the hardware to run high res, you likely have the latest gen cards on the market.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars II Thief Revealed
10. video Mar 4, 2011, 10:15 joe2tiger
 
Here's a video from a russian site:

http://www.lovi.tv/video/phojbzktvi/Guild_Wars_2_Thief_Guns_Gameplay
 
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News Comments > Bungie's MMOG Confirmed
11. Re: Bungie's MMOG Confirmed Mar 4, 2011, 10:06 joe2tiger
 
I never really got into Halo, because I was into the Battlefield series when 1942 first came out. When Halo came out, the gameplay felt like a step backwards from Battlefield for me.

EDIT: Just realized that Halo came out in 2001. Hmmm, I was in some other game playing the hell out of it. Maybe Ghost Recon or Aliens Versus Predator. I don't know..... Hmm......

Oh yeah, I never owned the original Xbox, and it was ported to the PC in late of 2005. That's why... ahhhhhhhh....
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez: The Cartel Details, Trailer
7. Re: Call of Juarez: The Cartel Details, Trailer Mar 4, 2011, 08:55 joe2tiger
 
Eh, I'm jumping on the band wagon to ponder - the idea of ending the war on drugs. That won't be enough, but what would happen if we shifted our focus on describing it as criminal to medical. If we looked at the addicts suffering from a medical condition and treat it as such instead of just tossing them in jail. Although, the ones who profit from selling it should still be treated as criminals.  
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News Comments > Bungie's MMOG Confirmed
1. Re: Bungie's MMOG Confirmed Mar 3, 2011, 22:13 joe2tiger
 
Maybe titled "Halo in WoW"?  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Demo
132. Re: Dragon Age II Demo Feb 25, 2011, 16:22 joe2tiger
 
I wonder if it would have been feasible for Dragon Age 2 to have the option of both play styles. A toggle switch on a new game. One for Mass Effect style gameplay and the other for old CRPG gameplay to make everyone happy.  
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News Comments > Gray Matter Released
2. Re: Gray Matter Released Feb 25, 2011, 11:20 joe2tiger
 
I recommend it, there is a demo you can play that would give you a good impression of the game. I wish there was a Steam version of this game, ah well, at least they are distributing it digitally.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Demo
85. Re: Dragon Age II Demo Feb 23, 2011, 09:46 joe2tiger
 
Bumpy wrote on Feb 23, 2011, 09:29:
A.D.D. people can now rejoice. I say Boooooooooooo.

I think that is an inflammatory statement, this game will be rejoiced by all.

What was I talking about again?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Demo
80. Re: Dragon Age II Demo Feb 23, 2011, 08:01 joe2tiger
 
I notice the limited camera options like everyone else. However, I didn't find it that easy - I had a challenge at the end with the Ogre. Played through as a mage, my party TKO'ed a few times. I would tell my party members to use a potion, but they wouldn't. After my 5th attempt, I realized the instant heals are on a timer, so once I figured that out I would "kite" the party member that was about to die until I could use a heal. The demo does have features stripped from the full game, maybe that was done to keep the download size small.

Anyway, maybe I'm easy to please but I still like the game. I plan on buying the full release on day 1.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Demo
17. Enjoyed Dragon Age and The Witcher Equally Feb 22, 2011, 14:50 joe2tiger
 
Techie714 wrote on Feb 22, 2011, 14:29:
DA < The Witcher....

I really liked both. I felt Dragon Age Origins has better customizability, more character options and a group to tag along with. The Witcher I felt had a darker world (thoroughly enjoyed), along with better combat. To be fair, I enjoyed the story from both games equally.
 
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News Comments > New Command & Conquer Game Plans
5. Re: Could it be Command & Conquer: Renegade 2? Feb 21, 2011, 16:24 joe2tiger
 
Drezden wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 16:23:
joe2tiger wrote on Feb 21, 2011, 16:11:
Could it be Command & Conquer: Renegade 2?

I really enjoyed the first game and played it for a long time years ago (200+ hours). With all the mods that it had, I was entertained for a while... The game didn't do well in the ratings and it didn't sell as well as they wanted, but I still loved it. Ah well.

link to a review on Command & Conquer: Renegade:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nt0SBLrimQ

They just canceled a C&C based Renegade style game called Tiberium like a year ago, highly doubtful they'd suddenly decide to make a Renegade 2 because of that.

Ah! I had no clue, I didn't even know it was being made, at least I can't be disappointed on a game that I wasn't aware of.
 
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