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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book
19. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book Apr 13, 2015, 22:58 Brataccas
 
Creston wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 22:48:
Second boss fight, no. While there's supposedly a way to hack a security console and turn the turrets against her, you have to do this hack while wide out in the open, and you simply do not have enough time to complete the hack before she shoots you, cancelling the hack.

Ah, that's what the AUD (Automatic Unlocking Device) is for! Auto-hack the terminal and let the turrets do your dirty work...

For the third battle, you can hack the robots to kill Namir. Which was much less satisfying than doing it myself... Rifle

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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
9. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 13, 2015, 22:18 Brataccas
 
Sho wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 21:42:
That idea of being able to remotely and randomly give someone a squeeze - albeit a motorized one - directly on their skin theoughout the day is a bit compelling.

Agreed, it's the one feature of the watch that interests me enough to consider one. I think it's a sleeper-hit feature -- it's unobtrusive, subversive, and quite intimate. Teens will love it.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book
11. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book Apr 13, 2015, 22:04 Brataccas
 
Sho wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 19:37:
Brataccas wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 19:17:
He also says the entire game can be ghostable, including the boss battles.

Huge win there. That was the worst part of HR, the silly boss battle mechanics.

I never got around to playing the DC, didn't they fix it there?

Still honestly annoyed they dropped the gold filter from the DC though. I liked it, and from a brief session thought the game looked much blander without it. I'd love a mod for the DC that restores it.

I, too, prefer the gold tint. You can try the SweetFX mod with the Deus Ex preset to get the gold tint back. It's not perfect, but it goes a long way. As for the new boss battles in the Director's Cut, meh. Basically, instead of you killing them with your guns, you kill the bosses with turrets you hack. I was hoping for something a little more elegant. Better than nothing, but ultimately unsatisfying IMO.


 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book
1. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book Apr 13, 2015, 19:17 Brataccas
 
He also says the entire game can be ghostable, including the boss battles.

Huge win there. That was the worst part of HR, the silly boss battle mechanics.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to be Steamy
7. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided to be Steamy Apr 10, 2015, 11:50 Brataccas
 
MajorD wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 11:06:
Banging fork and knife down on the table repeatedly while chanting, "Release Date! Release Date! Release Date! Release Date!"....

Well, hopefully it will be a little shorter than the four years from announcement to release of HR.
 
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News Comments > Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West
10. Re: Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West Apr 9, 2015, 21:05 Brataccas
 
Seems like a rather absurd game for the license. The things that set GitS apart from other properties -- the philosophical questions, introspection, and subtle criticisms of society -- are nowhere to be seen. It's just another ham-fisted FPS.  
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News Comments > More on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Today
18. Re: More on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Today Apr 8, 2015, 15:11 Brataccas
 
Drayth wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 12:16:
nin wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 12:07:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syywnSpIVok


3:10 - Michael McCann listed as game's composer.

Excellent news! That's all I needed to put this on my "must have" list.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed
47. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed Apr 8, 2015, 11:29 Brataccas
 
Task wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 09:25:
However, it would be interesting if when they are done with the Adam Jensen story that they explore JC Denton's timeline again in later games (even if you don't actually play as him). Or maybe what I really want is a Deus Ex and Invis War remaster :).

I'm right there with ya. I can't imagine they wouldn't incorporate him somehow in the later games...
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed
34. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed Apr 8, 2015, 00:37 Brataccas
 
Task wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 00:20:
Well this is interesting news. But really, they need to bring back good ol JC Denton cameo.

JC was born in the same year the game takes place. I'm not sure he'd have a whole lot to add. Maybe they could give Jensen a few alternatives about how to go about changing his diapers.

1. (Social) Use cloth reusable diaper.
2. (Combat) Use disposable diaper and face the wrath of anti-transhuman environmentalists.
3. (Hack) Place cloth diaper OVER the disposable diaper.
4. (Stealth) Use no diaper.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed
20. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Revealed Apr 7, 2015, 21:30 Brataccas
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 21:16:
I'm sure hoping they bring back the same composer for the music. Deus Ex had amazing and original music for the time, Deus Ex:HR had amazing music by today's standard as well.

Michael McCann did a phenomenal job on the HR soundtrack and I'm crossing my fingers he'll be back. In the meantime, he is going to be posting the music from The Fall and Missing Link on his site sometime within the next month, so there's that at least. I highly recommend his Splinter Cell: Double Agent soundtrack if you haven't given it a listen yet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 19, 2015, 19:29 Brataccas
 
'we used to make office buildings, now we're making skyscrapers'

Very short skyscrapers, possibly in danger of being crushed by a dwarf.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2014, 15:42 Brataccas
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 13:44:
Animals should be in the wild nature. I imagine if we asked a pet what it would prefer, it would want its freedom; if it had the chance to experience both captivity and the wild. Unfortunately, an animal is incapable of communicating that fact. I have had pets in the past and loved them. But in retrospect, they should have been running in the wild. If you find my opinion offensive, put the situation in reverse: Can you honestly say you would prefer to be a pet?

What utter nonsense. Have you actually spent any significant amount of time out in the wild? My wife has been doing falconry and wildlife rehabilitation work for over a decade. We see animals come in that are diseased, sick, starving, malnourished, full of parasites, injured, missing toes and limbs, frozen, dehydrated, and worse. Life in wild nature for animals is harsh, brutal, and full of constant fear. The vast majority of wildlife will die in their first year, it's not all rainbows and teddy bears out there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2014, 16:31 Brataccas
 
Spent many happy (and frustrated) days playing Adventure on the 2600. It's even more impressive when you consider how much was packed into 4k.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 11, 2014, 15:42 Brataccas
 
Oh this should be amusing to watch. What could possibly go wrong? Popcorn  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2014, 12:48 Brataccas
 
Ratty wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 10:35:
Let's see, I got all of them up to number 11: "Three logicians walk into a bar". Still don't get that one.

If the first logician didn't want a drink, he would have answered "no", which implies that he does indeed want a drink. However, he cannot answer "yes" because he doesn't yet know if the other logicians want a drink. So he answers "I don't know." Same thing goes for the second logician. The third logician then answers "yes" because he wants a drink and can deduce that the first two logicians also want a drink.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2014, 12:42 Brataccas
 
descender wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 11:06:
Another large problem is the serving size suggestions on the side of pet food bags/cans/etc. They all recommend entirely too much per serving for almost any pet. If you follow them you will have a fat pet. Lots of good research has already been done about how much of different types of food (wet/dry) they actually need per day. In some cases you should onyl be giving them half of what is suggested, which is just insane.

Exactly. And when you consider different activity levels, breed difference, age differences, and degree of food motivation, serving size suggestions are wildly off. The best method I've found over the years is to weigh my dogs regularly and adjust their food intake accordingly.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 14:22 Brataccas
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 12:54:
I don't think a whole lot of people played that game.

It's too bad the poor controls doomed it to obscurity, it was a unique game considering the time period. Everyone remembers Barbarian and Shadow of the Beast, but few remember where Psygnosis started.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 12:20 Brataccas
 
descender wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 11:25:
I don't think the loss was disgraceful... because they should have lost by about 7 or 8 goals. They were extremely lucky to only give up goals in extra time... and it took Howard having the greatest world cup performance for a keeper ever to even make extra time possible. They struggled vs deep crosses in every match, and probably should have lost to ghana too.

US was lucky they managed get out of there without being completely humiliated. Ten minutes in and you could tell who was more serious and coordinated. As Belgium vs US it was an abysmal match. As Belgium vs Howard it was brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 2, 2014, 12:08 Brataccas
 
“We took a step back. We looked at all of the software and asked, what is this made of?”

You've got to be kidding me -- the metaphysics of software design? How about we just stop trying to design the "all things to all people on all platforms" uber-UI and stick with functional and consistent.

 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 12:52 Brataccas
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 10:05:
Grandmother buys old building in Japan, finds 55 classic arcade cabinets. Thanks Slashdot…

I am confused, maybe someone can shed some light on the subject....BUT WHO THE HELL BUYS SIGHT UNSEEN!?

Happens all the time in foreclosure auctions. She probably had the ability to see the outside but had no idea what was actually still in there. If the price and location are right...
 
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