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Signed On Apr 8, 2005, 11:25
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News Comments > Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth Details
15. Re: Sid Meierís Civilization: Beyond Earth Details Apr 14, 2014, 06:26 theyarecomingforyou
 
Civ 5 is easily the best in the franchise, especially with the expansions. The game made a lot of bold choices: the removal of stacked units, allowing cities to defend themselves, the move to hex tiles, the World Congress, tourism, caravans, capturing cities by sea, etc. But they allowed for much greater depth, rather than the unit spam and easy to capture cities that defined the previous games.

As for this game, it's clear that the gameplay will be very different to Civ 5. For starters cities will start as outposts and take a long time to develop, making them more vulnerable. Then there's alien life that you'll be able to interact with on the planet, plus the whole communications-with-Earth thing. And the screenshots show very different visuals.

I just hope this game is fully fleshed out, as Civilization IV: Colonization had a fundamentally broken end-game which ruined the enjoyment.
 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Revealed?
26. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Revealed? Apr 13, 2014, 10:48 theyarecomingforyou
 
Yes please. That is all.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
44. Re: Twice the services, twice the fun? Apr 9, 2014, 18:48 theyarecomingforyou
 
Creston wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 12:43:
How is Blizzard not putting their games on ANY digital platform somehow better than EA just not putting their games on Steam?
Because Blizzard isn't singling out any digital distribution service - it simply includes a shared one with its games and doesn't allow other developers to use it. EA allows its games to be sold on various services but specifically boycotts Steam to benefit its bottom line. Put simply, EA is doing it to be greedy; Blizzard is doing it for the games.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
41. Re: Twice the services, twice the fun? Apr 9, 2014, 06:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
Slick wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 01:13:
the solution to this isn't what people want to hear, but buy the game from their own publisher's service only. i'd buy the next Portal game from Steam, i'd buy Watch_Dogs from Uplay.
I don't WANT to use UPlay, so I have no intention of buying it through UPlay. It is much more convenient for me to keep all my games in one place and Steam has the best overall service (profiles, achievements, events, trading, etc).

Steam is nothing like the "mega-publisher they once fought against". The reason publishers don't want to turn it down is because that's where the consumers are. I really don't have any interest in managing dozens of digital distribution accounts when it's much more convenient to buy my games in one place. EA made things very simple for me by boycotting Steam - I no longer by any EA games. Blizzard is different as it doesn't sell games through other stores (Steam, Origin, GMG, etc) and because it isn't done for anti-consumer reasons.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
26. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 8, 2014, 15:16 theyarecomingforyou
 
Prez wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 10:09:
The best thing I can say about Uplay is that it doesn't piss me off much, so it's not a deal-breaker.
Ditto. I don't even have a problem with Origin, it's just that I can't buy EA games on Steam. The main service I've had issues with is GFWL, as that was a disaster - constant updates, corrupted saves, difficult to backup saves, etc. Rockstar Social Club is pretty fucking tedious too.

UPlay doesn't bother me. Sure I'd rather not have it but it's not going to stop me buying a game.
 
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News Comments > Full Watch Dogs System Specs
36. Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 7, 2014, 05:37 theyarecomingforyou
 
To justify such high specs the game better look and play the part. I really hope it does, as PC gaming has always been about pushing the edge. There really isn't any excuse for gamers having less than 8GB RAM and the eight-core CPU recommendation lists an Intel 3770K (a 4-core CPU with hyperthreading) so that looks mostly aimed at AMD users.

As for console versus PC, the XB1 and PS4 are limited to 30fps and run sub-1080p/1080p - as long as the PC version isn't framerate limited then it's a no brainer.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
56. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 7, 2014, 05:29 theyarecomingforyou
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:29:
It's not hard to be better than Act 4 and you haven't said anything to change my mind about what I disliked.
I'm not trying to claim the storywriting is anything special, just that it's on par with the original game and better than some of the acts. As I said, I don't have any issue with the storytelling - my issue was the lack of originality (locations, enemies) and that there was only one act.

As for my problems with Blizzard and my name change, I said that I wanted to make an official complaint and that escalated the problem. It turns out that I didn't actually need to send any physical documentation and my account details were updated within 12hrs. I don't know whether it's just because I kicked up a fuss or because the initial customer support representative was misinformed (as Blizzard claimed) but it's all resolved now.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
39. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 13:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 12:01:
The new act sucks. I'm sorry but it does.
I disagree. It's much better than Act IV and it's solid. The biggest criticism is that it's not original enough (locations, enemies) and that there's only one act. It's not like the main story was especially strong anyway.

For me it was just what I expected - more of the same.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
36. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 6, 2014, 09:52 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm really pissed off with Blizzard at the moment. Recently I legally changed my name and provided those details to Blizzard as requested (scanned passport and deed poll) yet they're requiring me to send physical documentation over to France before they'll change it. I didn't have to send any physical documentation to the UK government when I informed them of my name change for tax purposes yet a fucking video game requires me to jump through hoops. I didn't have any of these problems with Steam or Origin.

Blizzard is fucking anal about their real name policy.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
27. Re: Diablo III XP Bonus Apr 5, 2014, 13:43 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm loving the new expansion and the update. Crafting is now meaningful, rare item drops are more consistent and the adventure mode is a blast. The expansion is a little weak in terms of content, as you get one new class and one new act, but I'm more than happy with my purchase.

The game is much better balanced now and a lot more enjoyable. Most of the criticisms I had have been addressed. Definitely worth getting back into.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
26. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 23, 2014, 14:40 theyarecomingforyou
 
The second island in Far Cry 3 was a complete let down. It was just more of the same, only the colour scheme was more drab and the novelty had worn off. There wasn't much in the way of story there - it was all filler.

Personally I'm glad that they're changing it up. Far Cry 2 was a bold new direction for the franchise and one that I think paid off well; Far Cry 3 went back to the island setting but improved the storytelling and gameplay (aside from the pointless sidequests). It would have been pretty dull just setting Far Cry 4 on another island, so a mountain setting sounds good.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam
4. Re: Bulletstorm Disappears from Steam Mar 22, 2014, 15:05 theyarecomingforyou
 
That reminds me, I still haven't completed this. But it still pisses me off that the game doesn't allow you to jump - it's a console game through and through.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza
1. Re: Far Cry 4 Rumor Extravaganza Mar 21, 2014, 19:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
Woohoo! That is all.  
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst 14.2 Beta Adds THIEF Mantle Support
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2014, 17:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 14:09:
That should be 14.3, 14.2's have been out for a couple of weeks.
Interestingly enough, the title of the page says 4.2 but the page itself says 4.3. It seems that AMD is a bit confused itself.
 
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News Comments > Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall
8. Re: Early Steamships Ahoy - Deus Ex: The Fall Mar 18, 2014, 14:12 theyarecomingforyou
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 11:21:
Hope I'm wrong but I have no confidence in eidos to put out AAA material, especially after Thief. If it's mediocre of better I'll get it 50% to 75% off sale.
It's a budget game - it's not even trying to be "AAA material".
 
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News Comments > Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled
24. Re: Redesigned Steam Controller Unveiled Mar 15, 2014, 11:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 05:09:
This whole project is a waste of time, effort, and money. Give it up already and spend the resources elsewhere.
Valve isn't beholden to shareholders - it is free to spend money as it sees fit. Personally I think this is a great move and I look forward to getting hold of one of these. More importantly, it's critical to Valve's move into the console market with Steam Machines.

From my perspective I'd agree that a d-pad would be the more logical choice. The touchscreen is neither here-nor-there - it could be a good idea but I can certainly understand why it was dropped; cost was probably a factor.

Price is going to be critical with this. Hopefully it won't end up costing £50 like the PS4 controller, though I'm happy to buy it regardless.
 
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News Comments > F1 2013 Free Weekend
4. Re: F1 2013 Free Weekend Mar 13, 2014, 23:13 theyarecomingforyou
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 13, 2014, 20:29:
I've been playing it for about an hour and having a great time. I own 2012 but somehow never got into it, this one feels different though.
Yeah, 2013 is a massive improvement and the classic cars are superb. I'm really looking forward to F1 2014 with all the technical changes made to the sport.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
11. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 13:22 theyarecomingforyou
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 09:47:
Looking for, but don't see "Win7/8 64 bit". Damn.
Given that it was posted in a tweet I would assume it was omitted due to the character limit.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
54. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 07:11 theyarecomingforyou
 
NKD wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 02:50:
Nah, it's 2014. Many of us have moved on to SSDs to decrease loading times and stuttering in games that stream content into memory. Unfortunately SSDs are significantly more expensive per gig so needlessly huge games force us to either be more choosy about what we have installed at a given time, or force us to install them to slower spinny disk drives.
I have an SSD for my primary drive but it's simply not practical to use them for gaming. The reason I love Steam is because I no longer have to mess about with discs, installers and directories, as everything is handled automatically - I can have all my games installed. Having to manually install / transfer games onto an SSD and constantly swap them out because of the limited storage just doesn't appeal to me.

Things aren't going to improve until hybrid drives take off (and have the reliability) or SSDs get much, much larger.

As for the size, it states in the summary that it is uncompressed after download so it has no impact on download caps or download time. The real issue is that Titanfall looks pretty crappy and doesn't have a legitimate reason to be using that much space. It was the same with RAGE, which took up a huge amount of space for the textures but they all looked shit in-game. If a game is going to take the best part of 50GB it should be because it dramatically enhances the game, not because it benefits the small percentage of users running the game on minimum specs.
 
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News Comments > CryENGINE Linux Support Announced
6. Re: CryENGINE Linux Support Announced Mar 12, 2014, 07:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Roll on SteamOS.  
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