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Nickname Asmodai
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Signed On Jun 2, 2005, 22:47
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 09:37 Asmodai
 
A friend of ours owns a blue tongue (easy enough to obtain in Aus where they are native) and it's a lazy log warmer... Literally doesn't do much of anything.

Bearded dragons (also something we have locally) seem a bit more involved.

Here's a local backyard hack show with a review of the 3 varieties in Aus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1lHR6NIHyU

Edit: Here's the original segment with the extra text which has some care tips etc.

http://www.burkesbackyard.com.au/factsheets/Others/Bearded-Dragons/364
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
2. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 09:28 Asmodai
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 09:14:
Do the questions provide colour coded responses?

+1 genuine lol

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 14, 2014, 10:08 Asmodai
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 09:52:
He may be a non-gamer but this sounds very much in line with Facebook's motivations as a company to me:

“Imagine a shared universe MMORPG, expressly operated by a company that *already knows all your friends*, that's trying to maximize your engagement (‘hey, all your friends are playing right now, don't you want to join too?’), selling your attention to advertisers, and by the way, also building a detailed profile on everything you do so they can do all of this even better in the future. It's okay, go on doing whatever you want, we just want to watch! (Through your own eyeballs if possible).”

That was his point I think, rather than developing AR where you actually go some place and "play" live with your friends, you're more likely to be physically isolated by VR.

The paragraph you quoted wasn't what he wanted, it's where he sees the whole thing going and that's what he doesn't like.

And Blue, the article didn't say he wasn't a gamer, just that he wasn't a fan of online gaming. Unless there is some clarification, it might be a bit soon to be pegging him as "non gamer".

I'd hazard he's thinking something along the lines of LARP'ing in the park or LAN'ing, using AR to get everyone in to a game together in person, but that's just my speculation. Regardless, there's plenty of room in the market for either product, and yeah, I don't think Zuckerberg is going to be good for OR.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
4. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Jun 12, 2014, 10:00 Asmodai
 
They need to update the shopfront. Tabbed browsing so you aren't constantly losing your place everytime you go back, ability to search far better, including disabling inclusion of greenlights etc.

The fucking SNR in Steam atm is just stupid...
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible
4. Re: Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible Jun 12, 2014, 09:59 Asmodai
 
Ffs, they couldn't find a work experience kid somewhere that would come hang out for the day, play the game unlocked and say "well, this is the shit that happened."??

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 11:08 Asmodai
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 10:15:
My point was that one man's decision to stand up in front of a court, a kangaroo court if there ever was one, and have his say changed the course of history for one nation more than anything anyone ever before him did. In today's day and age of self gratification, self protection, self esteem and ME ME ME culture, what is the ultimate sign of protest? A selfless sacrifice. I dont know, thats just me. I would follow a man like that. One who runs away? Dunno about that....

You think that defying his government, leaving his home country with the significant possibility of never being able to return and being an internationally wanted man who can never relax isn't enough of a damn sacrifice?

Sure, Mandela was a hell of a guy, but that doesn't mean every person who stands up has to do what he did for people to see their stand is worth making.

 
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News Comments > Fable Anniversary for PCs Teased
8. Re: Fable Anniversary for PCs Teased Jun 3, 2014, 02:20 Asmodai
 
Funnily enough, my experience was the reverse. Fable 1 was quite a bit of fun whereas Fable 3 was a contrived POS and the only redeeming quality was John Cleese's voice acting...

That being said, I played Fable 1 on the PC... Graphics were fine, not sure why there's really a need for this other than to milk some cash...
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins
14. Re: Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins May 30, 2014, 10:13 Asmodai
 
Darks wrote on May 30, 2014, 09:59:
All I can say about this is, this is why these assholes take advantage of you all and change these kinds of ridiculous prices for early access. I don’t mind spending money on a game, but not being raked over the coals at the same time too.

I don't understand how a person can be taken advantage of when what you see is what you get, and you are in control of your wallet...

If it were a bait and switch, then you might have a point, but everything I've seen and heard speaks very highly of Elite:Dangerous.

And of course there's the little factor that the costly alpha and beta entrance fees are contributing money towards the development of the game. Enthusiasts want to see this game come out, and they want it to be great, so they are willing to pony up some extra cash to make that happen...

When you consider just how much time you could get out of Elite, the cost looks much more reasonable. Hell, I've paid over 100 bucks for a plate of food, something that only lasted a couple of hours. I am by no stretch of the imagination wealthy, but not everyone wets their pants at the sight of a cost in the three figures for something they enjoy...
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Balance Change Plans
2. Re: Hearthstone Balance Change Plans May 8, 2014, 10:05 Asmodai
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 8, 2014, 09:56:
The hunter wild-animal synergies in general are imbalanced, it's not just unleash the hounds.

No other deck has that many synergies that you can combine with on-death +stat minions and mana cost of 3 makes 0 fucking difference! So it's played 1 turn later, whoopy fucking do. That actually means it has even worse impact.

Arena mode is the only way to play this game, but sadly you can get really fucked over by the random draw there too ;p

Yeah, I've been trying to make a go of rogue decks and even though I have a decent number of cards to run some serious damage, ultimately if you're a rogue or mage, over rank 20 need not apply.

And I'm not enamoured of grinding quests just to get a shit draw in arena and have nothing to show for it... =\

Dunno, the game balance seems off for more than just hunters atm...
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 04:50 Asmodai
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 01:58:
So... Do you play fighting games and racing games with the keyboard? Even Assassin's Creed or Batmam: Arkham kinds of games I can't stand to not use a gamepad with

Fighting games, yes. Works well.

Driving games, no, I use a joystick or a wheel rather than a gamepad, the longer throw allows for much finer control of movement. Gamepads are very limited in this regard.

The point you are building up to is almost as senseless as Rattle's rants. It is not a binary decision. You can put in great control systems that are not mutually exclusive. It's been done numerous times, it's not fucking rocket surgery.

So yes, when a dev promises that the PC is the base platform, you kinda sorta infer that it would have decent support for M&KB. It can have great controller support as well, and you're welcome to use it, but there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to have a crappy implementation.

edit: And already the WSGF are working on a 3 screen fix...

http://iforce.co.nz/i/3mhqmca3.zdf.jpg

Hayden has mentioned the plugin should be up sometime today.

When you combine that with Durante's image quality fix, we're already had two major steps forward made by the community within hours of release... Things that would be much easier to fix working on the game directly (ie. not having to reverse engineer the system) if the devs weren't lazy fucking douchecunts...

This comment was edited on Apr 25, 2014, 05:13.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
27. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 04:45 Asmodai
 
Rattlehead wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 01:38:
Redesigning the entire mechanics to suit the keyboard and mouse scheme is ridiculous. I don't get where people get this notion that this would happen. The game is meant to be played with a controller.

Once again proving you're an ignorant moron... =)

DSMFix for DS1 made the M/KB control system superior to the controller. Easily destroyed much higher level/equipped invaders with my lowbie thief purely by running circles around them and backstabbing the shit out of them constantly. No complete redesign required, just some tweaking of config files.

You might want to think twice about shooting your mouth off with your head up your ass, it might be painful... X D
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 04:41 Asmodai
 
Rattlehead wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 01:20:
Who plays Dark Souls with a mouse and keyboard? Where's the logic behind that? Of course a game like this is gonna be shit with a keyboard.

I do, and a 3rd person game with proper controls are very easy to play with mouse/keyboard. Given that games as far back as the original American McGee's Alice had competent 3rd person via m/kb, I wouldn't have expected it to be that big a challenge for modern game studios...

It's a 3rd person action adventure game, you know, games that are meant to be played with controllers. And because there's aiming of course a mouse and keyboard will have no purpose. Kind of like you wouldn't expect Zelda or Mario 64 to be good with a mouse or keyboard. Or devil may cry, or God of War, or any of type of those games.

Ahem, DSII is a locked perspective game, most of the games you list have viewpoints the change depending on the scene. Locked perspective games typically work well with M&KB as long as the controller scheme isn't shit...

Oh here's a good example, the entire fucking Tomb Raider series, most of which were designed for M&KB only.

You guys know you can plug any controller in and the game will recognize it right?

Yes, but how is that a good reason not to have good m&kb support? Your entire rant is "the controller is better for the game", which is debatable, but I guess if you're using a quadraplegic control system, a powered chair is better than motorbike... Designing a system with a crappy M&Kb implementation, is anyone surprised that that controller is superior currently?

Oh yea, PC gamer master can't be bothered with simple logic like that, after all everything should be designed around the awkward mouse and keyboard, especially a game like this.

Comprehensively proved that "other" games in the 3rd person work quite well with M&KB as long as the devs are willing to put in the effort to make it work.

I'm beginning to get the feeling you, however, cannot really use M&KB that well. There's a very good reason why games that are released for consoles and PC's generally don't share multiplayer, or why people buy things like mouse controllers for XB's and PS's. It's because console controllers can't compete on level footing with mouse/keyboards (ie. no autoaim etc).

Lol "oh boohoo i spent 50 bucks knowing a game meant for a controller and I still played on the shitty mouse and keyboard. The developers are assholes waaaaah I can't figure out the basic idea of plugging in a controller waaah."

Fucking morons, do you know how stupid you guys sound when you bitch about M+K controls for this? I mean it's almost like you guys loved to screw yourselves over, just so you have more to bitch about. It baffles my mind really. No matter how much you customize the key bindings, it's still gonna be awkward as hell, it's simply how the game is made.

Yes, it's a terrible crime to want to play a difficult game only to run smack bang in to a bunch of devs too fucking lazy to do the right thing and make the controls workable for either system.

But as long as there are ignorant twunts like you around to defend them, I guess they're doing the right thing...=)
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Apr 23, 2014, 18:45 Asmodai
 
I can't even work out what I'm interested in with Steam anymore. The fucking signal to noise ratio with all this greenlight shit makes it difficult to find a game that baits me enough to investigate reviews...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers
139. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers Apr 12, 2014, 21:21 Asmodai
 
Let us all cast our mind back to when Braben pitched Elite:Dangerous with an alpha at 250 odd quid or whatever it was and very little to show up front...

The usual suspects on Blues tore it a new asshole.

Now, it's the exemplar and SC is trash...

Seriously guys, the bug up your butt is getting poked by the stick up your ass. No one is twisting your arms to buy in to it and you're welcome to your opinions, but the bitter intolerance around here makes the Westboro baptist assholes look positively egalitarian...

Worst case scenario, it pans out to be a messy pile of crap, it's cost you nothing. But if it actually turns out to be a great game, you might even enjoy playing it. Funded by all those 'idiot fanbois'...

Or hey, we could just go back to playing retread COD clones ad infinitum...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 9, 2014, 08:45 Asmodai
 
IE is an ongoing fucking disaster for corporations...

IE9 installed by MS SCCM = disables access to user profiles unless you apply 5 file and registry permission tweaks. 10 and 11 break all sorts of functionality you come to take for granted in the earlier versions (you know, the sort of thing you base your entire corporation around like intranet pages, printer connection via webpage, service desk systems built in activeX etc...

Microsoft comes up with some awesome stuff at times, but this whole "let's freshen it up by changing everything" BS is getting really old.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2014, 21:53 Asmodai
 
@Axis

Well since the GFC (started by corps and rich people) fucked the entire planet up the arse, I guess Obama is right about something...

Either which way, the long/short of it is that once a gov. has power, they almost never concede it. It's not in their nature. And the US is still sinking deeper because the people won't give up their partisanship...

Ultimate, the responsibility falls to the voters. Allowing reps to redraw their electoral districts to ensure they get reelected for example. As long as the people stay silent (or vocal on the internet which is almost as useless), the gov. regardless of party will keep doing whatever it wants. If you act like sheep, eventually you'll get fleeced...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 8, 2014, 19:22 Asmodai
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 12:35:
Great app. Cueue the whining about people worried about sex offenders' privacy in 3...2...

Yeah, particularly all those sexting teens and those charged with stat rape from long term pre-18 couples who are unfortunate enough to be ageing like the rest of us...

The old "nothing to hide, nothing to fear" line should have died when McCarthy did...
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
10. Re: Browser-related freezing fixed? Jan 7, 2014, 17:27 Asmodai
 
Ryan Lange wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 15:27:
Does this release contain the fix for browser-related freezing on 400 and 500 series cards that was in the beta?

I was following a thread on the forum where a guy was testing 331 drivers and claims they have been rocksteady irt to the browser crash issue. 314 was the previous last stable driver iirc.

However, what fucks me up beyond all belief is that, for surround users, nVidia used to let the winkey-p option (change monitor output settings) control whether you wanted surround or single monitor (select duplicate). Since 331, they have implemented their own "shortcut" and turned off the winkey integration. Sum result, the rapid switch that was so easy is now non functional.

Also, all drivers post 327ish now blackscreen and hardlock your system on titles that try to enter surround mode but aren't particularly compatible. Previously, you'd just get a hideously stretched display but you could recover from it. And Geforce Experience is poo, 3 out of the four times letting it update has resulted in corrupted drivers.

But on the plus side, since 331, I'm not crashing every 15 f#cking minutes in PS2... And for all the spousal abuse nvidia engage in, their drivers are still better than the radeon ones.

Might give these a whirl in a week or so.
 
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News Comments > SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions
11. Re: SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 17:22 Asmodai
 
Not really much to complain about here, most SOE titles are F2P with sub options and the parcel of games you get to play for 15 bucks a month is extensive.

Don't need to sub if you don't want to, but if you do, you get enhanced benefits in a bunch of titles. Seems smart for them and good for the customer.
 
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News Comments > Daylight Trailer
8. Re: Daylight Trailer Jan 6, 2014, 17:20 Asmodai
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:42:
Why are they carrying a bible? What's that going to do? Smush any cockroaches that crawl on you? Use it to light a fire? Can't see where it'd be of any other help. TP maybe.

Because a make believe religion might have a place in a make believe game? \= )
 
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