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Description PS4 and PC gamer. Add me to your friends list! Or don't. Also into music (playing and listening), hiking, firearms, movies, and writing/reading.
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Signed On Jun 28, 2005, 16:58
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News Comments > Titanfall Update to Add Marketplace, Not Microtransactions
6. Re: Titanfall Update to Add Marketplace, Not Microtransactions Jul 24, 2014, 15:52 Agent.X7
 
I was going to come in and ask if anybody was even still playing, but I guess I got my answer.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2014, 15:50 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 11:11:
Jivaro wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 11:08:
Jumped n the Destiny beta for the first time last night. Really enjoying myself. Might just be the first shooter I buy on console.....

Yeah, the month of August is going seem like forever...

Came across three different Walker events last night and helped take them down. That was awesome...


Yeah, and my mom decides that the week she wants to come visit her granddaughter is the same week Destiny releases. Thanks mom, perfect timing as always. FYI, you will be taking her all day on the 9th, since I will be sleeping after playing all night.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 24, 2014, 15:33 Agent.X7
 
Holy shit, finally. Guess it wasn't a priority since so few movies seem to be released in BD 3D, but I have a 3D TV and some 3D movies and I've been waiting for them to add support.

It's too bad so many companies went with active shutter glasses, I think that really killed the appetite for home 3D. I have an LG with passive, so I get to use the same glasses they use in the theaters. They're lighter on your face, and you don't have to worry about charging them. Now if they would just put the extended version of Avatar out in 3D...

Oh yeah, I guess it doesn't help that some movies are shit in 3D. Resident Evil, looking at you with your crap 3D and cheesy, coming at the screen 3D effects like you were still in the 70s.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jul 24, 2014, 02:27 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 23:39:
Sam Rockwell makes the film.

Did you guys even WATCH the show?!?!

Yeah, he had a great character.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All
19. Re: The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection Free for All Jul 24, 2014, 02:24 Agent.X7
 
TangoBaker wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:38:
Note to self: Pick up a copy of the Sims for the Wife on the way home from the bar.

Hahahaha!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:54 Agent.X7
 
NKD wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:10:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 15:37:
If you click on Polygon articles I would like you to post your name and address so I can come slap some sense into you.

I'll come along and we can make it like this video.

"Do you post on Blue's News under the user name Cutter?"

"Did you comment on some shitty Polygon Tumblr SJW style article?"

Then proceed with the ass whipping.

Haha, yup. That was the scene I was envisioning when I typed that.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jul 23, 2014, 21:25 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:51:
I was out of the country and completely disconnected from the US Movie scene in 99. I've never seen this. Any good? Does it hold up?

Oh God, yes. I just re-watched this last week with my wife, who had never seen it before. Even she thought it was funny.

And the cast? Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Ripley, Tim Taylor, Hans Gruber, and even the fucking Apple kid.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:16 Agent.X7
 
Wolfox wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:08:
Oh my. Talk about linkbait trolling. That was embarassing.

Also, VG247 is now in my blacklist. Next!

Right there with ya, man.

Tell you one thing, though: Destiny looks better on PS4.

Better than what? The non-existent PC version? Derp.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 15:37 Agent.X7
 
If you click on Polygon articles I would like you to post your name and address so I can come slap some sense into you.  
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News Comments > Merry Naxxramas
6. Re: Merry Naxxramas Jul 22, 2014, 20:44 Agent.X7
 
OK, I beat the first "boss" in Naxx. And...now what? It didn't unlock the next boss.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 22, 2014, 17:43 Agent.X7
 
There's not really a point to that article. I kept mentally saying "So? So what? The point is...?"

Killing virtual people desensitizes you to killing real people in the same way that shooting guns in a video game teaches you to shoot them in real life. Which is to say, it doesn't.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3
9. Re: Gearbox on Battleborn & Borderlands 3 Jul 22, 2014, 17:37 Agent.X7
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 13:30:
Pure nonsense, Battleborn is clearly a MOBA. Who do they think they are kidding?

Countdown until developers start using "MOBAlike" to describe their games. "Well, it's not really a MOBA, but it's a MOBAlike!"

Everyone making a MOBA now is saying it isn't a MOBA. It's one of the rules.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
46. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 21, 2014, 21:34 Agent.X7
 
Task wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 09:39:
NewMaxx wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 22:04:
Task wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 16:30:
The kind of trash talk I'd expect from people that don't think on the basis of "Cui Bono?"

This from the guy who calls the U.S. a modern day Roman or Napoleon Empire equivalent. Educate yourself a little bit before you go spouting off about things you clearly don't understand.

Ohhh, look at all the links! Let me guess you're sheep dipped in CNN, FOX, and MSNBC just itching for war with Russia. Just spit it out already. Guess what, the U.S. today is an Imperialist Empire. FACT.

Facts about the U.S. Imperial Empire:

* U.S. has attempted to illegally overthrow 50 governments (most of which were "democratic" , just not "U.S. Democratic")
* Dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries
* Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders
* Attempted to suppress populist movements in over 20 countries
* Illegally interfered with democratic processes in over 30 countries
* Over 30 million people have died following WW2 in conflicts started by the U.S. over 201 times

That's quite a score card, Russia doesn't even come close to committing the obvious Imperialist policy of the West.

When one Empire falls, another takes its place. Its not rocket science. And the people inside arrogantly defend it, just as citizens have done in other Empires. Just as people were in a fervor over lies to go to Vietnam, lies to go to war with Iraq TWICE, lies to bomb Libya, and a huge lie to almost bomb Syria (all documented as lies as they were told, now proven by Senate Committees and leaked documents).

Comparison between Rome and the U.S. has been made by many scholars:

* The Roman Republic had a constitution, and the Roman Senators rarely followed it (The U.S. Congress and presidencies have continued to ignore the constitution and even find "loop holes" to get around things they "don't like")
* Rome and America are the most powerful actors in their respective time periods in History, with near complete dominance in military, technology, ideas, etc. (The U.S. also has over 800+ bases in countries other than their own)
* Both Empires in their respective time periods believed themselves to be "exceptional" spreading their influence by force if necessary
* Both had/have a military expansionist policy (which can not be maintained in the long run, see U.S. debt)
* Both had/have a growing, corrupt aristocracy/oligarchy that inevitably made/make the divide between the rich and poor quite wide

Being part Native American, with cultures that were decimated by arrogant white folk, please excuse me in my unwavering, eyes wide open view of the failure that is U.S. Foreign Policy.

Educate yourself on truth before you go spouting off on things you clearly refuse to understand. I couldn't help but reply, with your one sentence in your unwavering belief that you seem to "understand" something that I do not. Kind of speaks of the kind of arrogance and exceptional-ism I just went over.

Toodles.

Because that doesn't sound arrogant at all either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 21, 2014, 21:30 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 19:07:
1badmf wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 19:02:
what about the feel of the game? did it really convey a sense of epicness? of a game world you're just beginning to scratch the surface of? were you really sucked into the living breathing universe?

To be honest, it feels like a cross between Halo (the shooting) and Borderlands (the guns and gear).

Story wise, I'm still not sure I fully understand it. I'd say the gameplay grabbed me a lot more than the story. I think there are only 4 story missions in the beta? And they're obviously from the very beginning.


It's really got a lot of MMO tropes that let you keep replaying areas. The first area they put you in isn't a linear map that you finish and move on from. All 4 mission are in the same giant map. You follow your ghost's waypoints to do the mission, but there is a lot of other stuff you can do in the area. I found an underground bunker right near where you start and it's full of things so far over my level I haven't been able to explore it. Obviously something you have to come back to do. I found a few public events, even managed a gold level in one. There are areas where the missions don't really take you, but if you explore them you can find chests and loot. (Some of which you cannot even use in the beta because it requires you be over the max beta level of 8.) You can color your armor, level up green level and above weapons and armor. There's just a ton of stuff to do. I went back and set the first missions to a harder level and replayed it. levels up the enemies and makes it a challenge at your current level while giving you loot in line with your current level as well.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2014, 21:16 Agent.X7
 
Since episodes were so front-loaded, it meant the first episode had to cover both the upfront rendering costs and help fund the development of future episodes. If the first episode failed to bring in enough to cover both of those aspects, the game could fizzle altogether. Sin Episodes notably suffered this fate, leaving customers who were invested in the early episodes out in the cold.

Episodes? There was one. I was a big fan of Sin, it had a lot of great features for the time period. The shooting was visceral and the location damage was great. I bought the first episode and then waited months until they admitted they weren't making any more.

Also: Polygon - Do they publish anything that isn't ridiculous click bait? I refuse to check them out just based on the stupid articles that always get linked here.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
5. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 21, 2014, 21:10 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 20:45:
hahahahahahahaha


Right? Irrelevance is still irrelevance even if you give it a super cool name. Which they didn't.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
13. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 15:29 Agent.X7
 
Love you Ukrainians! We play game, I laugh, I shoot you in face, I laugh more! And don't worry. You don even have to come to Russia, since Russia will be coming to you.

PS - Fly on plane lately? That also fun to shoot.

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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
11. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 19, 2014, 16:02 Agent.X7
 
Sounds like Hines is trying to justify iD still being a part of the Bethesda/Zenimax family despite their lack of good games lately.

Oh, wait, it's the next decade again! Time to reboot Doom! And then never make another sequel until we reboot it again in the 20s! Or maybe we'll just let a 3rd party do Doom as well so we make nothing.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
15. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 23:38 Agent.X7
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 21:34:
Alamar wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 11:14:
The lack of being able to chat with your opponent, unless I just didn't see the option, is a bit of a turn off... Sure, most games, all that would be exchanged is a 'gg' or 'fu' at the end, but even that would have been nice... I think you can accomplish that with some kind of emotes, unless the game was automating that all along...

-Alamar

The lack of chat is by design. Blizzard went very Nintendo-esque when they decided to do a F2P game in order to avoid the cesspools that most F2P-adversarial chats become. You can emote a few things by right-clicking on your character ("Well played" and such) but that is as far as communicating with your opponent goes, and frankly I am thankful for that. The forums are full of people bitching about this opponent or that one. Having to hear that in game would probably cause a lot of people to stop playing it altogether.

Yeah, it can be frustrating sometimes, but people online are generally assholes. It'd be more annoying than helpful in the long run. Everyone would be filling the chat box with a stream of insults and cursing. Hell, even in your own faction in World of Warcraft it was bad. Imagine if they let the guys you were killing talk to you too?

Edit: Just look at a chat box in battlefield.

DMR Nub!
Faggot! (Really? IS it still the 90s and you are still 12?)
Fuckin' sniper! Get skill!

Etc...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 23:32 Agent.X7
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 21:26:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 20:52:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 19:04:
I think Nolan North already looks exactly like Drake. Is the chin thing that big a hangup here? I feel like they just get nervous if they don't have bankable stars of someone they can control. That may be why they always do this without much input from the game studios.


Yeah. THat's one thing I loved about Ubi. They vetoed pretty much every script until the project got canned. They'd rather it not be done than done wrong. Good for them. Wish Naughty Dog would do the same.

Not sure about that. The AC movie is still in the works and from everything I've heard about the Splinter Cell film the director is pretty much looking to eject everything that makes Splinter Cell what it is and make another Bourne-style film with little other than the character of Sam tying things to the games. And Ubi seems fine with that. Money talks. And a SC movie will probably make a boatload even if it's nothing like the source material.

It's still in the works (AC) but they vetoed every script that came to them. It's lost directors and such because Ubi won't let it go until they are happy.

Splinter Cell is essentially a reboot. Watch Dogs is also optioned, but nothing else has really been said about it.
 
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