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Nickname Agent.X7
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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 > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2014, 19:16 Agent.X7
 
Fantaz wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 00:50:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 19:25:
Wow, I thought it would take a year or two for XBones inferior hardware to really lag behind what was being done on PS4. I was really, really wrong. It seems like ALL of the third party, cross platform games run better and look better on the PS4 already. Crazy.

well to me the next-gen versions don't look that much better than the current gen ones. just the textures look a bit better but it looks perfectly playable on a $99 Xbox 360. you need a 1080p TV to really notice the differences and still a lot of ppl just have 720p screens. still not worth getting a $499 X Bone or $399 PS4 just for this game.

Xbox One is supposedly able to become more powerful over the cloud, but who knows if and when that happens.

If you have a decent 1080p TV, yeah, they look a LOT better. Tomb Raider was much improved. AC IV wasn't very much better, though. (Lazy port)

That cloud stuff is marketing speak, btw.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
30. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 20, 2014, 19:14 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 19:24:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:45:
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:18:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:46:
Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.

USA - 3,794,101 sq mi

Europe - 3,930,000 sq mi

I looked it up before posting

Right, but you are comparing the CONTINENT of Europe with the COUNTRY of the USA. Now subtract Russia, who is not part of Europe as a collection of countries, but rather a transcontinental country.

I mean, otherwise you are comparing apples to oranges. Sure, the European CONTINENT is bigger than our country, but the North American CONTINENT is bigger than European CONTINENT by quite a bit as well.

Yup.
EU Size: 1,691,658 sq mi
Because I assume you meant the EU. That's what most people mean when they say "Europe," I think.

I think there are still a couple of holdouts from the EU in what is generally considered Europe, but yeah, pretty much. Most people don't say Europe and think that Russia is grouped right in there.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend
4. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Free Weekend Feb 20, 2014, 18:23 Agent.X7
 
It's not worth your time even if it's free. trust me.


Oh, and even the extremely dated looking Titanfall natively supports 2560x1080 resolution at the right aspect ratio. COD: Crap does not.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 19, 2014, 19:25 Agent.X7
 
Wow, I thought it would take a year or two for XBones inferior hardware to really lag behind what was being done on PS4. I was really, really wrong. It seems like ALL of the third party, cross platform games run better and look better on the PS4 already. Crazy.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 19, 2014, 18:58 Agent.X7
 
Wow, $10 for Decent 2, huh? Tempting, but...no.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 18:45 Agent.X7
 
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 18:18:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:46:
Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.

USA - 3,794,101 sq mi

Europe - 3,930,000 sq mi

I looked it up before posting

Right, but you are comparing the CONTINENT of Europe with the COUNTRY of the USA. Now subtract Russia, who is not part of Europe as a collection of countries, but rather a transcontinental country.

I mean, otherwise you are comparing apples to oranges. Sure, the European CONTINENT is bigger than our country, but the North American CONTINENT is bigger than European CONTINENT by quite a bit as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
23. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 18:00 Agent.X7
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 17:09:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 13:28:
Cornelius, NC - where I am moving - has its own community broadband.

Have you read the articles on recent legislation to make that illegal? Crazy shit.

Yup. And that's why I laugh when people think the government would handle it better. THEY ARE HANDLING IT, and it's fucked. Without their interference, things like this bill would not be passed just because another business is bribing an official. They call it "campaign contributions," but unless you are a fucking moron you know what it really is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 16:46 Agent.X7
 
Pumas wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 15:58:
InBlack wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 09:49:
Well said Pigeon. The article is complete and utter paid-for-shill bullshit. In my country (Croatia) the biggest cable company is currently promoting and provding a six month 120MBIT connection FREE trial for new users. Unrestricted, unlimited broadband with NO caps. For less than a dollar. If I wasnt already a customer I would be signing up ASAP. If a shitty east european country can do it, there is NO REASON whatsever that this should be a problem in the US. The infrastructure investment is just SPIN. Dont believe a word of it, optic-fibre is realtively cheap. The real reason for the terrible caps on broadband in the states is PERCIEVED PIRACY. The digital publishers, retailers, distributors, record companies, etc. are working in collusion with ISPs on this.

The scale of the US is so much larger than people realize. The state I live in (Indiana) is 50% larger with 50% more people than your entire country. Indiana isn't among the largest states in the US. Our country is nearly as big as ALL of Europe. That's a crapton of fiber to run.

That said, the communications companies running them certainly aren't hurting for money and could easily do the upgrade if they had to...but they don't because there's not enough competition.

Uh, our country is bigger than all of Europe. By quite a bit. And that's not even including Alaska and Hawaii.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 15:44 Agent.X7
 
Wonder if Burton will fit Johhny Depp into BJ2. That would be cool, Keaton and Depp trying to out weird each other.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 13:31 Agent.X7
 
And Verizon should be paying Netflix, not the other way around. Without content, you are providing a wide pipe to NOWHERE.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 13:28 Agent.X7
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 12:46:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 10:42:
2 out of 3 paid for propaganda articles in one metaverse post, this is getting bad.
Both opinions in the second article are by libertarians. Certainly consistent with their philosophy: the government shouldn't legislate; let the magic finger of the free market sort things out. If you don't like what Comcast/Verizon is doing you can simply choose another ISP. Ha ha.

I'm a libertarian, but I disagree with the second article. The real issue is that the current infrastructure prevents competitors from entering a lot of markets. The big companies already own all the wires and getting them to let you use them is costly. Stringing your own copper or fiber is ludicrously expensive, and getting the states/counties/towns/cities to let you do it...

OH WAIT! No, I agree with them. If you don't like the deals you can get, switch providers. If you don't have another provider, get one! Cornelius, NC - where I am moving - has its own community broadband.
Time Warner charges me $60 a month for 6MB down/1 up. Cornelius charges me $69 for 20MB/5. Yeah, you can get cheaper deals on TW if you are a new customer, but then they crank up the price after 1 year.

If you cannot afford to beat them at their own game, you are not the one to be doing it. If you cannot figure out how to get in the game, you shouldn't be playing.

I think it's crazy to assume business will always sort itself out, but it's also crazy to think that the government ISN'T a business that is looking out for YOU.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 19, 2014, 01:13 Agent.X7
 
Xbone is every bit as powerful as the PS4, and we have THE POWER OF THE CLOUD!

But why does every game run at a lower resolution, frame rate, or both?

THE POWER OF THE CLOUD COMPELS YOU!

But that's not an...

THE POWER OF THE CLOUD!
 
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News Comments > Free BF4 Handgun Shortcut Kit
18. Re: Free BF4 Handgun Shortcut Kit Feb 19, 2014, 01:09 Agent.X7
 
entr0py wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 00:59:
Woo! Titanfall hijacking!

What I don't get is how PC gamers could be fine with a multiplayer limit of 12 players, no server browser and always online "single player" DRM. If this were Battlefield, Call of Duty or Sim City it would be ripped apart for those shortcomings.

I do like the concept though. I think I'll buy it at about $20, and hope the next one overcomes some of the classic PC gaming blunders.

I have a feeling you'll be seeing Titanfall every two years from now on.
 
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News Comments > Free BF4 Handgun Shortcut Kit
4. Re: Free BF4 Handgun Shortcut Kit Feb 18, 2014, 19:54 Agent.X7
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:27:
Speaking of BF4... so I got into the Titanfall Beta and have to say, the gameplay itself seems incredibly fun.

But... no destruction element anywhere. Maps are 100% static. Animations are EXTREMELY wonky. Mechs feel like they bump and jitter around the map. No dynamic lightning of the maps either. So no weather changes or anything.

The gameplay was fun, but I feel after 5 hours I already have seen everything the game had to offer. And that was just the beta.

I still can't get over the fact that a 40mm burst fire shot does not even dent a lantern pole. Feels like a game from 2000.

Or put differently, this is COD with TITANS. Does not make it any better, but makes it slightly more fun for a short while.

Commented on the Out of the Blue for today about it. I agree with you.

It's semi-fun, but after a few hours I reached the same conclusion.

Static map. Bigger than most COD maps, smaller than most 64 player BF maps, manages to feel empty with just 12 people. Mechs are more useful if you set them to auto-guard an area or follow you than if you actually pilot it yourself. The auto-pistol is BULLSHIT. Pure console gun that is WAY overpowered on the PC.
 
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News Comments > Irrational Games Closing
13. Re: Irrational Games Closing Feb 18, 2014, 19:27 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:03:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:01:
Er...One good Bioshock game, one kind of "meh" Bioshock 2, one awesome Bioshock 3 and DLC, done? Mmmm, kay?

System Shock 2?



Yeah, and they didn't even do Bioshock 2. My bad. But, System Shock 2 was before Take 2 bought them. You'd think Take 2 would replace Levine and keep Irrational.
 
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News Comments > Irrational Games Closing
9. Re: Irrational Games Closing Feb 18, 2014, 19:01 Agent.X7
 
Er...One good Bioshock game, one kind of "meh" Bioshock 2, one awesome Bioshock 3 and DLC, done? Mmmm, kay?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 18:59 Agent.X7
 
Oh, also, WTF Feb 18th?

Guild Wars 2 major update.
BF4 major update.

OK, it sounds worse in my head, but I also just got my copy of Bandfuse to check out. And I have...2 free hours tonight. Blah.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 18:54 Agent.X7
 
*BLAMMO!* head explodes.



I saved this up:

Titanfall - ASS. ASS. ASS. It's mildly amusing, but man I really DID notice there were only 11 other people. Join map, grab point, *crickets*, oooh, look, some AI morons to head-shoot, *more crickets*.

 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Signups
13. Re: Titanfall Beta Signups Feb 12, 2014, 01:27 Agent.X7
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 12, 2014, 00:47:
bigspender wrote on Feb 12, 2014, 00:21:
16 players in a tiny arena - pathetic. Was done to death 20 years ago.

Why do people keep repeating this?
Doom was 20 years ago.
Doom was 4 player deathmatch.


Comparing this to Doom is so 20 years ago. And dumb. And faulty. And dumb.

And also, it's 12 players, not 16.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Feb 11, 2014, 23:30 Agent.X7
 
I grew up on a farm. I was driving big farm tractors at 10. I never once tipped one, ran one into anything, or got it stuck. (I did stall quite often, but to be fair the pedals had to have blocks on them so I could reach.)

My uncle told me once not to ever drive into water because you have no idea how deep it may be, or how much of the surrounding area is actually mud, or how stable the bottom is even if you can see it. That advice works equally well for driving and 4 wheeling. (My cousin got her Jeep stuck up to the roof in the desert in Utah. Drove into a "puddle" that ended up being around 20 feet deep and a lot wider than it looked. Cost her a lot to get it pulled out and fixed.)
 
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