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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed
36. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed Apr 8, 2015, 01:28 jdreyer
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 23:17:
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 22:56:
walrus1 wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 21:13:
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 20:13:
Another console ARPG-shooter? No thanks. Maybe when it hits the bargain bin.

It seems a lot like Human Revolution. This is a very good thing! You played it right? Cause the PC version didn't feel like a console port at all.

My only concern is the story ark doesn't seem to follow Human Revolution in a concise way. Although we will find that out for sure later.

The waist high cover? Obvious linear pathing? The Boss fights? What part didn't feel like a console game again? Even the story was pretty weak. I didn't hate it, but I'm definitely not a fan, so yeah, I can easily forgo this until the bargain bin.


I love how things like waist high cover, linear pathing and boss fights are somehow console-centric, even though they've existed in plenty of PC-exclusive games.

Also, DX:HR wasn't "obviously linear." Most areas were open-ended, offering multiple routes and solutions to any given quest. Boss fights were annoying but comprised maybe 1% of the entire game? The cover system was silly but completely optional. I played through the entire game without using it.

Although boss fights and linear pathing have been in PC-only games for decades, I believe the "cover shooter" is primarily a console invention that has rarely been seen on PC outside of console ports.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed
17. Re: Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed Apr 8, 2015, 01:22 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 21:39:
I don't begrudge them making paid expansions, but I honestly doubt that after playing the 200ish hours of Witcher 3, I'll be all that eager for even more content.


I always feel that way after every Elder Scrolls game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 7, 2015, 21:15 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 13:52:
Nearly everyone that runs a marathon does it in less than 6 hours. Mostly because they stop keeping official times at the 5-6 hour mark.

Well, yes, among people who train for them and enter such races. My best time is a 3:37. I meant him specifically.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed
11. Re: Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed Apr 7, 2015, 21:09 jdreyer
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 18:40:
I'll wait for the Extended/Director's Cut/Whatever The Fuck Else They Decide To Call It to go on sale for $15. How would we already have two expansions, complete with play times, if they weren't planned and cut from the full title? I'm sick of this shitty trend. A lot of the stuff I've been seeing of this game makes me less than confident it will be a quality PC release anyway. Too busy playing GTA 5 at the moment to listen. XD

This doesn't appear to be day one DLC, which could rightfully be seen as cutting off part of the original game to sell separately. This is them finishing the game and having the confidence in both it and the series to know it will sell enough to justify developing the world further. Long gone are the days where the first 3 months of sales determine whether or not DLC is made or not. Now it's always planned for whether they announce it or not. It's only really an issue if it affects the size/quality of the base game.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen March Update
14. Re: Star Citizen March Update Apr 7, 2015, 20:56 jdreyer
 
crypto wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 18:10:
He must get paid UAE(?) for these posts, or he should cuz thats some top notch salesmanship right there.

Why would the United Arab Emirates pay him?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen March Update
13. Re: Star Citizen March Update Apr 7, 2015, 20:53 jdreyer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 17:50:
Nothing I've seen suggests the planetside content will be boring and unnecessary. In fact one of the videos CIG put out explained how they were implementing NPC events (i.e. a bandit might attack you or a shady character will offer you a mission) and allowing people the ability to sneak in weapons in order to make sure players are always on their toes. They recognised that locations like those shown are impressive at first but quickly blend into the background, so they'll be creating dynamic activities to create compelling experiences. Whether they'll deliver is another matter but they're certainly well aware of the mistakes of other games.

I picture it as being something like Skyrim, only a bit more interactive and with other players. As with most elements of the game players will be able to choose what to prioritise, so if you don't care for the planetside locations you can minimise your exposure to them.

The only thing that bothered me about the planetary stuff was that the landing sequence looked to be a non-interactive 2 minute cut scene. That's fine the first few times, but I hope that's skippable.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 7, 2015, 20:47 jdreyer
 
Let's just hope this guy is representative.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2015, 13:29 jdreyer
 
Welp, Dead or Alive 5 on PC Has Nudity Mods.

I really don't understand what Koei is thinking by trying to preempt attempts at nudity mods. It's a game of scantily clad women fighting. There's a breast jiggle meter for chrissakes. It was going to happen no matter what they said, but asking people not to do it is just fanning the flames.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 7, 2015, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Comcast Recruits Its Beneficiaries to Lobby for Time Warner Deal.

Beneficiaries are hookers and blow salesmen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2015, 13:13 jdreyer
 
What did the iPad kill again?

Steve Jobs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 7, 2015, 13:10 jdreyer
 
Fletch wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 10:37:
There are only THREE Star Wars movies, and I wouldn't exactly call that a marathon.

You can run a marathon in less than six hours?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video
13. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video Apr 7, 2015, 03:00 jdreyer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 00:31:
Bradley wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 20:37:
That dialog is horrible.

The dialog is very similar to what you'd find in the books.

Really? The books use "Yeah" and "Gotcha?"
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video
10. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video Apr 6, 2015, 23:45 jdreyer
 
Bradley wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 20:37:
That dialog is horrible.

I noticed that too. Not only poorly written, but poorly directed as well.

Still it looks beautiful, and the action has a nice flow to it. The world looks expansive and lush.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video
9. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Video Apr 6, 2015, 23:44 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:22:
wow man... looks fucking sweet

kinda makes me think of GTA: Witcher tho

You say that like it's a bad thing...
 
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
6. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 6, 2015, 22:18 jdreyer
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:56:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:35:
My only guess is that Amazon wants it for a VR project in its skunkworks.
That's my thought as well. This makes no sense from a high level perspective, as Crytek doesn't have something that Amazon needs for their standard retail business. So it must be for some kind of project to expand in to a new market.

Full 3D virtual department store containing all of Amazon's products. Oh, and guns. Lots of guns.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Apr 6, 2015, 20:38 jdreyer
 
Talyn wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:55:
I'm still not sure what I think of ED. There's a lot (for me) to dislike. I'm a pilot by trade so the last thing I want is to come home and go for some week-long journey "exploring" the galaxy. That isn't entertaining for me for real, sure as hell isn't in a game. I get bored when a station is a 10-minute trip in-system.
I hear you, as someone that makes software, I just abhor the idea of Game Dev Sim (or whatever it's called). On the other hand, a lot of guys in the military are into Call of Duty and Battlefield.


Then there's the lack of ship awareness. By the time it says "Slow Down!" it's too late, I'm gonna slide right on by my destination. Never mind that the planes today with 20+ year-old guidance systems can accurately figure that stuff out, but a thousand years from now the spaceships can't.
Right, but a true space ship simulator 1000 years from now would be a simple internet connection, because that's all there'd be to do. Everything else would be automatic.

I keep wanting to like it, but so far the only entertaining bits is bounty hunting (and then I get frustrated that a thousand years from now we've regressed to WWI/WWII dogfighting) so I haven't actually traveled very far. But that's grinding to me when all I do is go find a RES or combat zone for an hour or so. Rinse, repeat. Haven't managed to have free time at the same time as my couple other Elite friends to try the Wing co-op yet.

Yeah, all space combat games are WW2 style. Thank Star Wars for that. On the other hand, actual futuristic space combat might not make for a good game. It would take place at ranges of hundreds of thousands of miles using speed of light particle beams and mach 200 rail guns. It too would likely be fully automated.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Apr 6, 2015, 20:17 jdreyer
 
Tom wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 19:27:
I just saw Interstellar for the first time this past weekend (absolutely brilliantly made movie!) and was thinking the same thing about ED. Maybe it's coming in the future. They do seem quite interested in the visual appearance of astronomical phenomena.

Here are the black hole effects from E:D. I like what they did.
 
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News Comments > Project Reality Devs Announce Squad
13. Re: Project Reality Devs Announce Squad Apr 6, 2015, 19:58 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:29:
DangerDog wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:18:
I don't know how they intend to keep cheaters from ruining the experience and I'm also concerned that they take the "realism" thing too far and cross the threshold from being fun to being outright frustrating. They really need to nail the shooter experience and I don't know if they can do that at the AAA level it needs to be - otherwise it's just another mod for Unreal posing as a game.

Threshold! Take us to the threshold!

I know that movie tanked at the box office, but I was a fan.

On the other hand, when I hear the world "threshold," this comes to mind.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 14:02:
I see the US ranked low or mediocre for a lot of things - health care, quality of life, education, etc. Why would it be any different for broadband?

It shouldn't be a shock. I still know people who can't even get broadband in their area - and they can barely get cell transmission.

Hey, but we're number one where it counts: FREEDOM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 14:13 jdreyer
 
Dagnamit wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 14:01:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 12:58:
It's kind of stupid not to make the final four a free stream on the internet. They're missing out on tons of ad revenue.

It is, has been for years.

Huh, I looked for UConn vs. Maryland yesterday, but all I could find was ESPN.
 
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