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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Unused System Shock Items Detailed
2. Re: Unused System Shock Items Detailed Dec 10, 2011, 14:21 Alamar
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 10, 2011, 14:05:
Ultimate Mod: System Shock with all the additional stuff remade in the Doom-3-Engine. Just do it!

I would like to see that, but I recently played back through both SS's...

And they're dated (expectedly)... It's not nearly as scary/spooky when the enemies are more comical than scary because of how much graphics have improved...

However, I'm sure the many will agree that the audio is a big part of what made the second so freaky, and that doesn't really get old : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Balance Coming
15. Re: Battle.net Balance Coming Dec 10, 2011, 12:13 Alamar
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 10, 2011, 11:39:
DaZ wrote on Dec 10, 2011, 11:06:
Blizzard added a wallet to battlenet, OH NOES, now they are the supreme evil? Steam has had a wallet for a long time and they get a free pass?

I don't personally have a problem with them adding a wallet to Battle.net, but do you seriously not see the difference there? They aren't even remotely similar services.

I seriously see plenty of differences, what with one being a retailer, and the other being a retailer with some matching functionality...

What I seriously don't see, is the bad part of this announcement/addition.

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Bastion DLC Next Week
6. Re: Bastion DLC Next Week Dec 10, 2011, 12:08 Alamar
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Dec 10, 2011, 04:54:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 9, 2011, 23:02:
I've really got to play more of this but I just have too many games... I haven't completed Skyrim yet, I haven't even start LA Noire, I've got back into Defense Grid (I played for 18hrs recently because of the addon), I've just picked up Payday: The Heist and still have a backlog of other major games (Crysis 2, Assassin's Creed II, Dragon Age II, DOWII-Retribution, F1 2011, etc.

For what it's worth I really enjoyed the 4-5hrs of Bastion that I've played so far.

Hmmm... I haven't finished Skyrim either. Maybe its TOO long. I have two different level 30 chars [archer & assassin] who are pretty damn powerful gear/perk-wise. I need to jump on one and just plow through the main story line.

But then I got into the D3 beta and played that for a while, then Bastion came out, and soon I'll give SWTOR a try. Someday, Skyrim... someday.

Honestly, the Skyrim main quest is s[no different than any other larger quest line... Like the Mage quest line... So if you have just a few hours, and can ignore other quests, knocking it out won't take much.]s

As for Bastion DLC, it'll get installed, and I thought the game was great, but I don't see myself trying it.

-Alamar

 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer; Launch Events
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer; Launch Events Dec 9, 2011, 23:50 Alamar
 
Looking good : )

One week'ish, to go.

Sith Inq was my original plan, so happy to see the trailer, but it's funny, because he one shots an elite mob that has a bit more hp than that one attack has... Good ol advertising : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Balance Coming
6. Re: Battle.net Balance Coming Dec 9, 2011, 23:42 Alamar
 
So... What's the bitching about for this feature?

Sounds to me like it's just like any wallet (like steams), but they're adding the ability to use it across games...

I think the name is stupid however... Yes, it fits, because it lists your balance, in a financial sense, but this is so not the company to use that word 'properly'...

And if it turns out to be points, instead of dollars, like XBox crap, that'll suck.

As for the WoW Visa, I could see that converted to this system... WoW is dying, and Bliz would rather have your CC linked to their on going service.

So again, I'm failing to see the negative in this one... Anyone? : )

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Dec 9, 2011, 23:36 Alamar
 
Of what little I played of Oblivion way back, I recall hating the advancement system...

Sadly, I don't really remember any more about it than that...

But I am tempted for $5/6... Likely hard to go from Skyrim to Oblivion though...

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News Comments > Bastion DLC Next Week
3. Re: Bastion DLC Next Week Dec 9, 2011, 23:33 Alamar
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 9, 2011, 22:16:
I could have sworn the developer specifically said there would be no DLC for this game because they wanted to the deliver the entire experience on launch.

Oh well, free DLC is never a bad thing and Bastion is freaking awesome.

I could have sworn the developer specifically said there would be no planned DLC for this game because they wanted to deliver the entire experience on launch. ; )

Some developers do still like to 'give back' after impressive sales, and free is a pretty good way to achieve that : )

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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Dec 9, 2011, 21:02 Alamar
 
That's so gay... : )

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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 8, 2011, 21:11 Alamar
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 21:02:
Anyone think Homefront is worth $7.50?

Someone does, but they don't visit here, because this site is for REAL GAMES...

Seriously though... I have never played it, nor seen a video... I just know some people bitched about it ; )

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News Comments > The Old Republic Preloads; Early Access Next Week
23. Re: The Old Republic Preloads; Early Access Next Week Dec 8, 2011, 13:55 Alamar
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 10:51:
Teddy wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 07:37:
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Dec 8, 2011, 02:08:

After playing the beta and reading the forum I've realized that this MMO is anything but even remotely like WoW. This is a "themepark" MMO: Your hand is held throughout the game, in this way it's absolutely useless to return to old areas and the exploration factor is hardly in there. It is true that WoW had this too, but it was heavily disguised due to the fact the game was OPEN WORLD.

I loved the beta but since I didn't wanna spoil too much for myself I played almost every class up unil the end of their starting planet. I am doubtful.

Then you missed a good bit of the freedom allowed in the game. After the newbie area (which includes the planet after the starting planet) you're free to go where you will. The game certainly didn't hold my hand when I walked into an area 6 levels above me on a random planet I chose and the enemies decimated me while I barely scratched them.

I didn't mean to imply that you won't be able to stray into a too high-level area. I meant -- and this is based on what I've read on the forum which many people agreed upon, so I can't call it a fact -- that one quest leads you to the next and eventually the quests tell you to advance to the a next area without there being the option to choose between multiple equal level areas like in WoW.

I admit that this has been contradicted by other comments, but I was stunned by the amount of members agreeing in dismay with the first.

As a very specific example, added as a spoiler, even with pretty generic info/wording, when you finish the second world (the first being the 'tutorial area'), you're given a choice of 2 worlds to continue on... As a story driven progression style, this is harder, but at this point, it's more like, go find pieces A and B of the blah-blah, so it matters not which you get first...

So really, it's an argument disputing what you said, but also supporting it... You can choose A, then B, or B, then A, but it's the same thing essentially...


However, it's up to the individual player whether this is good or bad... For over a decade, massive players have complained that massives don't have enough story, don't have enough 'effect on the world', etc... SW 'solves' one with a butt load of story, and GW2 'solves' the other, with Dynamic Events...

-Alamar

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming
19. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming Dec 7, 2011, 22:53 Alamar
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 22:42:
Maybe it's just an issue of what type of CPU you have, rather than just clock speed. I have a Core 2 Quad and the game runs like ass in the cities. The patch says it optimizes performance for Core 2 Duos, which is basically the same as a Core 2 Quad (minus 2 cores), so hopefully that will improve things.

I just did some testing, and your ridiculous claim that fps wouldn't be affected by resolution (1920x1200 to 1280x800) was also true for me... I ran around Markarth (where I happened to be saved) and the numbers were pretty much the same on both resolutions...

That does seem odd to me... But I'm happy it runs as well as it does at the top : )

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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming
15. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming Dec 7, 2011, 22:33 Alamar
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 22:11:
Games being horribly optimized is a real issue with this game. The game is entirely CPU-dependent. I can drop my resolution to 1280x720, turn off AA, AF, texture detail, lighting, etc, and gain exactly 1 FPS. My PC handles 99.9% of console ports at 1080p, 8xAA, 16xAF, max detail settings, all at a constant 60+ FPS. Skyrim is a console port based on 6-year-old hardware so there's absolutely no reason why it should need a 4+ GHz CPU to get a decent framerate.

I haven't noticed any major slowdown in any cities myself... and I have it all maxed...

My 2.8 GHz CPU seems to be handling it alright... And 'old' 5770 vid card... Running at 1680x1050 in a window... : )

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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming
13. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Support Coming Dec 7, 2011, 22:30 Alamar
 
jimnms wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 21:23:
I haven't seen the problem you describe with quest markers in Skyrim, but I saw it in FNV a lot. The path drawn on the map would have me go in the front door of a random house in the middle of nowhere and come out the back door rather than just walking straight to where I needed to go. Switching the active quest to a different one and back would update the path, so try toggling the quest off and back on if it does it again. I also turn off floating markers and rely on myself to navigate rather than following the quest marker on screen.

I have this problem with my GPS... Not literally into a house, but at one intersection (in London), it wants me to turn right, then turn right again : )

And really, GPS and in game mapping aren't all that different : )

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News Comments > The Old Republic Preloads; Early Access Next Week
9. Re: The Old Republic Preloads; Early Access Next Week Dec 7, 2011, 22:17 Alamar
 
So where will the Blues News guilds/servers be? : ) Plural because not everyone will want to play the same faction.

I'm already coordinating with a few people at work, a few online friends, and potentially some more ; )

Personally, Empire, Sith Inq (Sorc for me, Ass for the wife).

Edit: Already done downloading, and the folder states '18.4 GB (19,856,643,301 bytes)'.

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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Trine 2
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Trine 2 Dec 7, 2011, 22:09 Alamar
 
Crap... I really need to beat the first one...

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 7, 2011, 17:17 Alamar
 
Creston wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 11:51:
It's such a relief to finally be able to play for hours and hours on end without randomly crashing back to the desktop.

Creston

But then, when will you know it's time to stand up and stretch your legs (and other assorted body parts)? : )

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News Comments > Steam Coupon Support
18. Re: Steam Coupon Support Dec 7, 2011, 12:47 Alamar
 
Deathhead wrote on Dec 7, 2011, 12:28:
Using my 17 digit id number didn't work for me, once I went and made a custom url, that worked fine.

Found 113 Games with a value of
$1655.87 USD

Its amazing how that adds up on you!

I had to make my custom URL all lower case, for it to recognize (unless it was a timing issue).

It's a neat feature (and a great way to find your acct's ebay value heh), but I'd like to see how much I bought the parts for, compared to the current price : )

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News Comments > Arkham City Skin Pack Released
5. Re: Arkham City Skin Pack Released Dec 7, 2011, 11:22 Alamar
 
I think I'd rather have horse armor... : )

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 7, 2011, 00:34 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Dec 6, 2011, 21:47:
This is no different than any other headliners to get people blaming a game/company/movie/service/etc for ignorant parenting...

While I agree with you to some extent, aiming a game at children and then offering $100 upgrades (when the target market has no concept of money) seems like these publishers are honestly hoping for that kind of mistake to befall their customers.

Agreed, but my point was more that a child shouldn't have access to a credit card, even if 'by proxy'... I can't recall if you have to specifically log in for an in-app purchase, but since they regularly cost more than app purchases (that require the log in), it would seem likely...

I looked at the top grossing iPhone apps earlier, and Dragonvale, a free game with in app purchases is second (to Infinity Blade II for $7)... Smurfs was down the chart a bit, but still pretty damn close... wonder if it's including the $1.4k above : )

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2011, 22:22 Alamar
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 5, 2011, 20:34:
I think most of the people reading Yahoo articles don't realize it's getting posted to their feed. Because there is a group of about 5 women on my Facebook who only read articles about rape and murder, it's getting disturbing.

"Jane Doe read "11 year old gang raped on playground""
"Janis Doe read "Mother murders 3 of her children""
"Jane Doe read "Gym teacher goes on raping spree""
x10

I wish I was exaggerating. Doesn't anyone ever read anything happy? Or some tech news or something?

I'm sure I have mentioned my distaste for entertainment news in the past : )

-Alamar

Hint: I don't mean news about entertainment.
 
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