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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Rogue Shooter Demo
14. Re: Rogue Shooter Demo Apr 28, 2014, 08:19 Burrito of Peace
 
But how well does this compare to Star Citizen?
Since that seems to be the de riguer yardstick
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen "Coming Together"
11. Re: Star Citizen Apr 26, 2014, 15:29 Burrito of Peace
 
ALL YOU HATERS ARE GONNA WEEP BLOOD WHEN STAR CITIZEN COMES OUT AND IT'S THE BEST GAME THAT HAS EVER BEEN MADE!!!!
Or not. It may absolutely suck or be lukewarm at best. I don't care. I like turtles!
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 23, 2014, 10:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Drink Bud Dry.  
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News Comments > Next Dragon Age Begins in October
38. Re: Next Dragon Age Begins in October Apr 22, 2014, 17:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Mark my words: Dragon Age 3 will be the greatest game of the series so far.
Or maybe not. It might be the worst. It might be milquetoast. I like turtles.
 
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News Comments > Next Dragon Age Begins in October
29. Re: Next Dragon Age Begins in October Apr 22, 2014, 14:56 Burrito of Peace
 
ENCHANTMENT!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 22, 2014, 13:48 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 10:22:
If you buy Apple products you hate America! And babies!!!1

And yourself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Satellite communication systems are rife with security flaws, vulnerable to hackers. Apr 22, 2014, 12:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Water's wet, fire burns, women lie.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2014, 12:24 Burrito of Peace
 
I'll be more impressed when I can get 1Gbps on a home connection for less than a hundred bucks a month AND when I can refit my entire house network for 10Gbps without spending the same kind of money as I would outfitting a small data center.  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
20. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 14:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Darks wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 13:51:
I have no idea what youíre talking about in terms of lack luster. I can post 150 screenshots that say otherwise. Thereís nothing lack luster about how the world looks.

And I can post 300 from Skyrim, a now nearly 3 year old game, that will blow it out of the water. There was no excuse to roll out a game that looked like it was barely above the capabilities of Oblivion now, especially when your target platforms are more than capable of better.


Darks wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 13:51:
As for the game and its issues, tell me one MMO right now that ever started up without any issues?

That allowed me to fall through the game world and quests that were broken in the starting area? Sure, Guild Wars 2, since you asked for just one example. Did GW2 have/has/will have balance issues? Yep. Did it have fundamental issues that should have never made it out of QA? No.


Darks wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 13:51:
Some of you all act like this is the first MMO thatís had issues, when in fact ESO has had one of the best launches of any MMO to date.

Try to be a little more objective. I get that you like the game and I am genuinely happy that you do. However, your experience is not the experience of every person who has thus far tried it as evidenced by this thread and others previous. Likewise, neither is mine but it is my experience and the only one I can speak authoritatively about. Further, Bethesda set the bar really high with Skyrim and the press releases for this game led us to believe a world as rich and vibrant as Skyrim...and that wasn't delivered. There is a long history, going back to Arena, of Elder Scrolls titles being incredibly deep and detailed. Frankly, ESO isn't in the slightest. It's just a bog standard fantasy MMO with low res ES textures and lore lip service laid over the top. Given how much cachet and history that the ES series has, Zenimax, Bethesda and their developer needed to hit this one out of the park from day one.

They didn't. What they have is a "we got it off the ground" launch. I hope it's successful for them but I'm more fearful that we'll see less capable Elder Scrolls titles in the future if they're stupid enough to use ESO as the gauge of what people want, and will pay for, out of future Elder Scrolls titles.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 21, 2014, 10:04 Burrito of Peace
 
I have moved more than a dozen people from XP on to Linux Mint, admittedly no gamers, and all of them have been very happy with the switch. It really is the best of breed for people who just use their machine for nominal tasks like email, web, Youtube, playing music, etc.  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
11. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 10:02 Burrito of Peace
 
I just gave up on this game, period. Between the constant chat and mail spam, the broken quests, falling through the world and generally lackluster world itself (how the fuck do you manage that with the Elder Scrolls universe??), I couldn't do it any more.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 18, 2014, 16:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 18, 2014, 12:44:
I can't really overstress how much this goes against Linux's rep as a serious up-and-coming gaming platform.

It's fucking Gnome. EVERYTHING Gnome does goes against Linux's rep as a serious up and coming gaming platform*. You want to make the transition for Windows users easier? Get Clem from Mint to work with Valve on making Cinnamon the default desktop for SteamOS and give him the funds and manpower to mature it a little bit more. Easy to use desktop, baked in library of real games.

*Discounting enterprise servers. Everybody already knows that Linux is the reigning king in that space.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M
37. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M Apr 15, 2014, 12:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 11:20:
It takes a lot of time to create games, especially one on the scope of this. You can throw 200 million dollars at it and they still couldn't make it appear in a year.

I don't inherently disagree with you, having seen development first hand that took quite a bit of time. However, what is being promised is 95% hype and 5% tangible. I'm seeing ghosts of Spore, Tabula Rasa, Daikatana, and Battlecruiser 3000.

As I said, I hope I'm wrong. If it proves out that I am wrong, and it is a truly great game, I will freely admit that I was wrong and say "Mea culpa". That being said, we're being promised a Ferrari and what we're seeing in action so far is a Bricklin in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M
21. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $42M Apr 15, 2014, 11:13 Burrito of Peace
 
I tossed 50 bucks at this game when it was first put up on Kickstarter. Since then, I haven't seen any announcements that have made me say "That was the best fifty I ever spent". Instead, I am left with the cold dread that I might never see this game come to completion and, even if I do, it will not be 1/10 of what has been promised and announced.

I hope I'm wrong but I can't in good conscience put any more money toward a backing pledge, especially given how little we've seen that 42 million generate. How far has the dogfighting module slipped now?
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs "Ultra Specs"
1. Re: Watch Dogs Apr 14, 2014, 09:24 Burrito of Peace
 
I don't have a Titan but I do have a 4770K with a 780 GTX 3GB. Hopefully that'll be enough.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 12, 2014, 19:44 Burrito of Peace
 
I use DynDNS as my DNS provider because Time Warner are such cockbags about getting a static IP. Sure, they'll give you one if you want to pay four times the price you are currently paying for 1/5 the speed. I remember a day when that wasn't so, and all I did was pay an additional 10/month surcharge for the static.

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News Comments > Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure This Month
1. Re: Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure This Month Apr 4, 2014, 19:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Nice! I really liked the look of it when Blue featured a while back. Hopefully it'll come to Steam.  
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News Comments > Thief Save Game Issue (Joke?)
9. Re: Thief Save Game Issue (Joke?) Apr 2, 2014, 13:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 12:46:
Not sure why people were so offended by this particular case...

Thief 4 and the Mustang II have a lot in common. Both were created by teams who clearly had no clue as to what made their original predecessors great. They cheaply traded on a name without any regard for the heritage and achievements of those predecessors. So much about them was changed that they are no longer recognizable as lineal descendents outside of the name.

At the end of the day, a lot of good could be said about the Mustang II as well. It was light, economical and handled well. However, it wasn't a Mustang. It was a rebodied Pinto. In the same vein Thief 4 is a renamed variant on "Generic somewhat stealth based game that could have carried any title". There was nothing about it that screamed "THIEF!" I don't recall hearing about bear pits, I never got the same "HOLY FUCK!" vibe that I did in Shalebridge Cradle and the original Garrett was likeable in his own way. He felt part of a living world of lore. The protagonist in Thief 4 may have been called "Garrett" but it was like dealing with a 14 year old goth. "I am Garrett. I am the shadows, the dark and deadly, the velvet night." REALLY???? Cut me some fucking slack. Could we have descended any further into a two dimensional, cardboard cutout cheesefest?

It seems to me that Eidos Montreal/Square Enix felt that losing the atmosphere, the character and the flavor of the Thief universe, which were necessary parts of the originals due to very early 3D engines, was acceptable as long as there was enough shiny, shallow shit thrown on screen to keep the console generation happy. Unfortunately, they also seem to forget that the console generation wasn't around for the original Thief franchise and the people who would look forward to this the most were now an older demographic, mostly in their mid 30s to mid 40s, who well remembered some of their favorite games from their early days.

They seem to have forgotten that what makes a game great is the ease with which it triggers the viewer's willing suspension of disbelief. The tools used in Thief 1 and 2 were very powerful at doing so and in so doing set up a world that a lot of people were very clearly willing to set their teeth in to. That's what people expected. That isn't what they were given.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
9. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Early Access Mar 27, 2014, 22:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Slashman wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 20:33:
Which didn't have an Early Access program at all and wasn't made by the same company. So... Wtf

...so you're not smart enough to follow the logic that buying a space based RTS sight unseen from a developer that hasn't done a real space based 4X game in 8 years yet seems to be promising the moon is a bad idea?

And you don't see how that correlates to pre-order customer from SotS II, which also promised the moon, and how those same players were fucked royally for two years solid?

Oh, yeah, "Early Access"...except in every shitty "Early Access" titles, there are always the mouthpieces and white knights that plead "But it'll get better" and it so rarely does.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
1. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Early Access Mar 27, 2014, 19:59 Burrito of Peace
 
At a $99 price point. No thanks, I remember SOTS II.  
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