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Signed On Jun 4, 2005, 03:40
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Encownters
5. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Encownters May 16, 2015, 03:49 pacbowl
 
Money is quite good in the cow lvl if you still need it. Poor slain farmers.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Free Content
5. Re: Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Free Content May 13, 2015, 12:19 pacbowl
 
Yeah this did kind of fly in under the radar. I was really disappointed when HBS said they couldn't fit in multiplayer into Shadowrun Returns. If this scratches that itch, I'm all for it.  
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News Comments > Hatred in June
34. Re: Hatred in June Apr 29, 2015, 19:16 pacbowl
 
Maybe all those years of watching ogerish.com videos has desensitized me but I really don't care, which is why I'm posting. /s

The reason why people are making the comparison to GTA is because GTA doesn't have demons, undead, monsters, unicorns (for the most part) or other fantasy based beings, however it is based on reality (somewhat). It's a real-world simulation in which you have to display outlandish actions and violence to progress. People always claim that videogames are an outlet for real world stress. This game is no different even though it's much more upfront about what it claims to be. What's the difference between making mods to kill minorities in Hatred between making mods to kill the same groups of people in GTA. Both are moddable, yet people clamoring for mods in this game is for some reason different than in GTA? I say let them kill virtual homosexuals and muslims in a game rather than having them kill them IRL. That sort of mindset will always exist whether you like it or not.

As for me, the gameplay looks fun. I can look past the pixels.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Mar 28, 2015, 03:45 pacbowl
 
Maybe it was a glitch in the web client but I didn't get any commercials. It showed the spots where they were supposed to be but it skipped to the next scene. No, I don't subscribe and clicked on the free link.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 27, 2015, 23:23 pacbowl
 
It's not that bad. Of course they had lots of "crafting weapons" like in the game but overall it kept me watching. Special effects were decent for an indie and the acting was good. Definitely entertaining, but I'm not sure if I would have paid $15 for a theater ticket though.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
35. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 13, 2015, 23:43 pacbowl
 
Can you activate it on Steam if you buy it from GMG? I feel dumb for asking but I like to keep all my games under the same roof.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
27. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 13, 2015, 21:07 pacbowl
 
Just logged into my GMG account and couldn't find any deal on Skylines Just the regular 29.95 price, same as steam. Anyone got a link to the deal?

edit: Found it!

Skylines

Deluxe Edition

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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
46. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 19, 2015, 02:25 pacbowl
 
Whatever. It's going to take quite a lot to unseat my opinion that installing a 4mb 3DFX passthrough card during the Quake2 days when GPUs were gaining a foothold was the most impressive gaming performance upgrade I've ever seen.  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 OS X Released
1. Re: The Sims 4 OS X Released Feb 18, 2015, 02:45 pacbowl
 
I don't play the sims or use osx but the fact that you can import saves from another platform garners a post, imho.  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Beta Patch & Character Wipe
4. Re: H1Z1 Beta Patch & Character Wipe Feb 5, 2015, 20:13 pacbowl
 
I realize there are people in this game who haven't died in forever and have amassed a large cache of loot, but your character is pretty much wiped every time you die. I assume this happens to most people.

I've got about 15 hours into it and it's OK. It's very realistic in that there is no UI at all. No compass, map, healthbar, text chat or anything. Not sure if this will end up changing or not. Communication is all done via in-game voice which tapers off the further away you get from someone, which is kind of neat. If you have a friend playing, it it can be extremely difficult finding each other since spawn points are pretty random throughout the map. There is also a lack of any type of grouping or friends system. If you lose sight of someone you are following it can be a pain to meet up again. It's also hard to kill zombies in a group. One mistake can kill your friends, then there's the chore of finding each other again. I made this mistake and accidentally knifed my friend in the face after the zombie went down.

We had a bit of fun when running through some foresty area and came upon some guys buried cache. We rummaged through it and found quite a lot of nice items. Food, water, car parts, guns, ammo, cloth, etc... We took a lot of it and felt kind of bad for when the guy came back. It is a survival game however so we got over it quick.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jan 19, 2015, 18:40 pacbowl
 
3274 continuous hours here.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Jan 8, 2014, 03:18 pacbowl
 
This all brings up an interesting point. Controllers. If you can truly use a mouse/kb on the Steambox for FPS, how will that affect the online experience against the ones using controllers.  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
45. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 28, 2013, 01:20 pacbowl
 
Asmodai wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 18:46:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 18:41:
nin wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 13:55:
edit: Oh, and go buy Sleeping Dogs!

Or don't. That game was abysmally boring and the stiff animations were hilariously bad.

Umm, don't think we're talking about the same game here, SD was incredible imo... =\

I agree. I had loads of fun, it's like an Asian GTA with better hand to hand combat. It's one of the few games I have played till the end.
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
21. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 12:22 pacbowl
 
Panickd wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 11:41:
Kedyn wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:28:
My only question is why isn't there 100 comments already about how excited people are for another Homeworld game?

Because Homeworld is 14 years old and was so unloved no one snapped it up in the first round of THQ's bankruptcy. The 1.35 million dollars that Gearbox paid for the rights was probably dug up in the cushions of Randy Pitchford's custom designed Borderlands couch. The fact that it sold for so little tells you how much no one cares about yet another spaceship strategy game. The code for the original game was released many years ago and no one did jack with it. How unloved does a game have to be for that to happen?

It may not have sold well, but I definitely wouldn't say it's unloved. In fact I don't think I've ever heard anyone say a bad thing about it. Post anything Homeworld on any gaming forum and suddenly everyone is waxing nostalgic.
 
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News Comments > America's Army Beta Signups
14. Re: America's Army Beta Signups Apr 9, 2013, 01:05 pacbowl
 
DarkCntry wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 23:23:
Killswitch wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 23:03:
Can't find anything recent, but it was reported in 2009 the game had cost taxpayers $32.8 million.

Now in a somewhat informed defense here...that money would've been taken whether the game existed or not, as the game itself takes roughy ~7-8% of the entirety of the Army recruitment and advertising budget. It's also highly unlikely that the game used the full amount that report states.

I don't have any sources but I heard this argument back on the old AA forums and someone worked out it cost each taxpayer like a quarter per year to keep this going. I don't really mind that.
 
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News Comments > America's Army Beta Signups
13. Re: America's Army Beta Signups Apr 9, 2013, 00:59 pacbowl
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 22:51:
pacbowl wrote on Apr 8, 2013, 21:13:
I was heavily into this game several years ago and had probably logged over a thousand hours on Pimpline and Hospital. They kept tweaking and tweaking the engine until it was nearly impossible to hit anything even when prone. That's when I dropped it.

In a war environment, that's probably pretty realistic. In Afghanistan you're looking at like 250,000 bullets fired per casualty inflicted.

That's why I kept to the close quarters type maps. An indoor map with objectives that have to be completed in 15 minutes encourages a run-n-gun style of gameplay, with the occasional strategic pause. When you're crouch-walking down a hallway and see opfor come around the corner only for both of you to empty your clips trying to hit one another (even on single shot), something is wrong. The whole thing became a 203 nadefest.
 
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News Comments > America's Army Beta Signups
3. Re: America's Army Beta Signups Apr 8, 2013, 21:13 pacbowl
 
I was heavily into this game several years ago and had probably logged over a thousand hours on Pimpline and Hospital. They kept tweaking and tweaking the engine until it was nearly impossible to hit anything even when prone. That's when I dropped it.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer - New CDP Reveal Next Month?
38. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer - New CDR Reveal Next Month? Jan 11, 2013, 07:51 pacbowl
 
I actually liked the music. It went along with the video and wasn't the usual pop song.  
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News Comments > Dead Rising 3 Rising?
12. Re: Dead Rising 3 Rising? Jan 8, 2013, 07:21 pacbowl
 
Maybe it's just me but I got sick of the AI. Too many times I would be leading people back to the safehouse only to have them kill each other by getting in their own LOS.  
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News Comments > RAGE DLC Next Week
28. Re: RAGE DLC Next Week Dec 15, 2012, 03:54 pacbowl
 
I finally finished it after a few weeks off and on. It was fun although I didn't do a lot of vehicle battles. The trip was fun but the ending needed more.

pop rockets
 
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