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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 > Turtle Rock on Evolve DLC Backlash
32. Re: Turtle Rock on Evolve DLC Backlash Jan 15, 2015, 15:19 Agent.X7
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 14:34:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 11:29:
That is a lot of excuse masked as reasoning.

The game without the DLC is comically over priced to begin with and it goes down from there.

The industry hasn't changed a lot since L4D, if anything indie projects have grown. It wasn't that long ago, acts like it was 10 years ago.

Gamers will vote with wallets, we shall see.

Yeah 60 bucks for an online only update to L4D basically is ass. I thought this looked okay but they priced themselves into oblivion for me.

Yup, a $20 game at most, for $60, with $40 worth of DLC. I played the beta alpha maps a few times. So boring after an hour. There's just not enough game to make this worth $60. They'd have been better off doing free to play with premium DLC.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
25. Re: Into the Black Jan 14, 2015, 20:10 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 13:06:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 08:44:
Creston wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 23:19:
...And Anakin just going "Well shit, I'm confused, let me just go murder Jedi children because this dude who both Jedi Masters said was evil told me so."

That bothered me a lot, it was about as subtle as a Mack truck ramming into a pre-school.

'Anakin join the dark side.'
'Hmm, I'd never considered that before, OKAY! Point me towards the children I need to murder.'

Yeah, they didn't do a good job setting up his dark side. There was a scene from episode 1 had a scene where Anakin loses his temper and beats up someone. They cut it. And Christian Hayden was a poor choice for Anakin.

There are some set great pieces among the new trilogy, like the podrace, Darth Maul, the battle with Jango Fett, and the clones vs. droid battle, etc. But the stories over all are convoluted, both Anakin actors were poorly chosen, too much CG, Jar Jar, and Samuel L. Jackson was a distraction.

I'm in complete agreement with you guys, I'm just pointing out what Lucas has said in the past.

Yeah, there were some awesome scenes. The whole lightsaber fight with Qui-Gon, Obi Wan, and Darth Maul was awesome. The podrace was pretty cool. Some of the battle scenes were cool. Unfortunately, the underlying stories and characters were crap.
 
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News Comments > All Platform Battlefield Hardline Beta Coming
11. Re: All Platform Battlefield Hardline Beta Coming Jan 14, 2015, 20:07 Agent.X7
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 19:44:
Julio wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 18:12:
I'm confused, I thought beta = final game for the Battlefield series now.

Define "final game" ... because the game isn't final when they remove content for the future 5 dlc releases...

Anyway, after BF4 I will take what I get for free, but paying money for something DICE made? Not gonna happen ever again. This game is a huge pass for me.

You're in luck, DICE didn't make this. It's crap anyway, but...you know.
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
70. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 21:58 Agent.X7
 
RAWR THEY HATE US BECAUSE THEY DELAYED THE GAME TO TRY TO MAKE SURE IT RUNS RIGHT! THEY HATE PC GAMERS!

You'd bitch if they released it and it was all fucked up too. Clearly they don't hate you, or they would just tell you to fuck yourself and buy a console.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2015, 20:49 Agent.X7
 
Mesa called Dar Dar Binks! MEsa grandaddy was muy big hero for da Republic! Mesa leawning to be a bombad Jedi!  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 9, 2015, 21:58 Agent.X7
 
Julio wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:16:
After reading the GameStop article, it's not surprising they were doing something shady. My RROD replacement 360 direct from Microsoft lasted a few days past the short warranty. Similar repair process I bet.

Yup, if you can fix something by heating it up enough to make solder flow, it's going to break the same way again. It's not a fix, it's a band-aid that has a cartoon fuck you written on it.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
32. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 23:39 Agent.X7
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 21:22:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 14:44:
Yes, except hardware fails.

I can count on zero fingers the amount of time I've had hardware fail that murdered an entire system and I've been building my own machines since the mid-80s. Probably because I've never used a component that was the Chinese knockoff part equivalent of a Yugo.

Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 14:44:
I say this as a man who worked in IT for Lockheed Martin building, repairing, and maintaining PCs and laptops, it's not that I can't, it's that I won't.

If that is so, then you should already be familiar with the route that companies like Dell, HP, Asus, etc. take when building machines. If you're ok with overpaying for cheap, shitty parts that have very obviously failed well before their expected service life well, to quote you, "Good for you."


For a guy whose name is Burrito of Peace, you sure have an aggressive attitude.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
28. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 14:44 Agent.X7
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 08:32:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 02:17:
That's why I started getting Alienware when I went back to school.

...I had a faulty mobo fry pretty much everything in my case. NVidia 590, Intel i7 2600K, etc...

My laptop fried too...

Not exactly ringing endorsements for the quality and reliability of Alienware/Dell since both machines you purchased had total hardware failures.

Personally, I'll never buy a pre-built box. It never takes me more than 30 minutes to assemble the hardware and maybe another 5 minutes to get the OS and apps I want installed (WDS FTW!).

Yes, except hardware fails. It's a fact of life. I can't count the number of components I've had to replace in my PCs that I had to pay for because I built the PC myself. I had an Asus laptop literally start smoking 2 days after I purchased it.

As far as never buying a pre-built? Good for you. Not eveyone has the time or desire. I say this as a man who worked in IT for Lockheed Martin building, repairing, and maintaining PCs and laptops, so it's not that I can't, it's that I won't.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 8, 2015, 02:26 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 20:25:
How Smed is not gone yet boggles the mind. They should have shitcanned him a decade ago.

Because aside from Playstation, SOE is one of Sony's most profitable divisions? (Aside from the 6.2billion yen they wrote off last year to develop Everquest Next.) Their TV division has been hemorrhaging money so bad for the past decade that they spun it off into its own company. The mobile division is a money sink, and the PC division did so badly that they took a huge hit just to shitcan the whole thing last year.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
22. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 02:17 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 23:36:
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 21:58:
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:28:
I really wouldn't put too much stock in the word of some low rent PC assembler.

I took the plunge last year and purchased an Origin PC (with many discounts) and I haven't been upset at all.

After 25+ years building PCs, there comes a time where you just want to piece together a system and have it work without fiddling, so I bit the bullet. I know it's a cardinal sin to purchase pre-builds, but in this case it was well worth it, and in the end I came out about 600-700 cheaper than if I were to piecemeal my own system together with the same hardware.

You did? How the heck did that happen?

I always think I'm going to have someone else build them, and it's NEVER worth it financially. It's always 300-400 bucks cheaper to get the parts.

That's why I started getting Alienware when I went back to school. I just didn't have time to fix things, and the warranty covered everything. With the bulk discounts they get on hardware, if you wait for a sale you can get a pre-built system with a good warranty for close to what you'd pay to put it together. You just have to know how to get past the level one "support" people in India to get real help. IN my case, I had a faulty mobo fry pretty much everything in my case. NVidia 590, Intel i7 2600K, etc. Covered it all and sent a tech to put it in for me. If I built it dollars to donuts I would have had to pay to replace everything. My laptop fried too, and same deal. Replaced everything. I had a boot issue with my newest desktop and they upgraded my Intel i7 from a 3930K to a 4930K for free.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
21. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 02:10 Agent.X7
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:28:
I really wouldn't put too much stock in the word of some low rent PC assembler.

Yeah, just because you don't know who they are doesn't make them low rent. Origin has been making gaming PCs for a while. You could call them many things, but low rent isn't one of them.
 
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News Comments > Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller
5. Re: Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller Jan 6, 2015, 19:01 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 18:22:
That's a lot of money for an xbox controller with a couple of clamps attached to it. I could see this being a thing for $100, but not $300.

Especially considering it's Mad Catz. Their QC is pretty much non-existent.
 
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News Comments > $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
12. Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 13:19 Agent.X7
 
Do I get one of these free?  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 4, 2015, 14:39 Agent.X7
 
Steelseries has the worst quality control in the industry. I will never give them another dime. They killed the Zboard products when they bought them out.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 23:44 Agent.X7
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 22:20:
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?

Evolve is like a bad mod. I can't believe they think it's worth the same price as GTA V or any other game, really. Limited maps and gameplay. Left 4 Dead and the sequel did well because they WERE NOT 60 FUCKING DOLLARS! I sure wouldn't have purchased them if they were.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 1, 2015, 16:21 Agent.X7
 
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 20:24:
I really like the monitor, gonna keep an eye out for pricing

$1799 MSRP

Newegg has the current LG IPS model, 34" curved screen at $1292.99, so this isn't going to show up much cheaper than MSRP.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2014, 19:36 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:41:
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:37:
Bambi says "Hi!"

Charlotte's Web isn't murder, it's imparting the life lesson of "everyone dies, and your time will happen" which is a great thing to throw at small children.


Oh, yeah, Bambi. Damn, that's going way back.

As for dying, my son was three when he realized he was going to die. He cried literally for days off and on. I have no idea where it came from.

Yeah, our bunny died this year and my 4 year old daughter was freaking. She still starts crying randomly 6 months later and calling his name.

Oh no! The Iredell County marshmallows are bad? That's the county just North of us, probably where all of Charlotte gets their marshmallows from.

This comment was edited on Dec 31, 2014, 19:46.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2014, 19:33 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 09:27:
Hope 2015 is better for everyone. 2014 kinda sucked.


Aside from some cool games and me finally getting back to NC, yeah. Suckage. 2015 has to be better.

Well, and Guardians and the final Hobbit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 31, 2014, 15:42 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:24:
That curved monitor looks pretty sweet. I'm looking to get a 21:9 monitor. I want IPS, 120 MHz refresh rate, and at least 1440P. Right now, the only one I found is $1000. So gotta wait for prices to come down a lot. Hopefully other companies will jump on the bandwagon.

Yup, that LG monitor is rocking. Unfortunately, AMD tech and $1799 msrp. I mean, my 55" LG LED, passive 3D TV cost a LOT less than that. ANd the AMD tech is sure to snub NVidia cards.

I have a 21:9 Dell Ultrasharp monitor that I love. 29" and 2560x1080. Battlefield 4, GW2, and WoW are native and they rock. The bad is that a lot of games don't support ultrawide resolutions. They say they do, but then the menus are all messed up or off the damn screen, or the HUD is in the center of the screen and not on the sides, etc. Diablo III doesn't support this res, but you can simply play it in a full screen window and it works.

As far as curved screens for gaming: Have you even tried it? One of our local warehouse stores has one set up with a PS4. Awesome.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
11. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 30, 2014, 22:41 Agent.X7
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 19:34:
Still love my Kindle Fire, but I read a lot....so......

Yup. Use a Kindle Paperwhite for reading. Use a Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2 (Got myself for Christmas) to play Hearthstone, watch Amazon Prime, and look up things online while sitting on the couch watching movies or whatever. I also use it to write as I have a Logitech keyboard/case thing on it. Also, it works as a wireless keyboard for my XBone so I don't have to do the annoying joystick letter find when trying to message someone or put in passwords. I do most of my heavy computing at my desk on my gaming PC. (During which my tablet functions as a second screen to look up WoW bosses or whatever.)

The thing I don't use anymore is my laptop. It's too big and heavy for using on the couch without some type of lap desk, it takes too long to boot just to look up an actor on IMDB (or it's too loud and power hungry to leave on), and it's just all around a big old dust collector right now. Granted it's an 18 inch, SLI'd monster of a gaming laptop, but I also detest my wife's Macbook Air too. (Or whatever it's called.)
 
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