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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > The Sims 4 and Patch Released
10. Re: The Sims 4 and Patch Released Sep 3, 2014, 01:57 DarkCntry
 
walrus1 wrote on Sep 3, 2014, 01:03:
I'm hearing its still pretty buggy and very very barebones.

Wife, with me taking some turns, played it off and on for about 7 or so hours total since it released...no slowdowns, no crashes, no bugs that I encountered.

To answer some questions, fans of the Sims aren't really going to find anything 'wrong' per-se, just that the game is really just more of the same with a shiny new coating. It's still a game about creating a fake person, giving that fake person a fake personality, and then having said fake person go through the rigors of the mundane daily life.

A few more things were streamlined in the interface, the game seems smaller (but every Sims game felt that way during release), and it really doesn't have anything either positive or negative to boast about.

I primarily play it for the building aspect to get my architect bug scratched at a very rudimentary level...wife plays it just because it's good here and there for a pick up game without having to engage the 'deep thought' engine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 13, 2014, 19:02 DarkCntry
 
nin wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 18:50:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 18:39:
Also, how awesome is it that her name is Zelda.

Also also, she's a cutie!

Pretty sure that wasn't an accident. He was a gamer.

He named his daughter after the titular character, and his son Cody's name is from Final Fight.
 
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News Comments > Another The Crew Beta This Month
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2014, 22:28 DarkCntry
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 22:13:
There was a Youtube video not too long ago of someone that drove from Miami to San Fran in game, took about 40 mins. Was pretty cool. Got me kinda hyped to play it. There were no loading screens, no loading at all really. It apparently crashed once, toward the end when they were in the desert Southwest but other than that it looked like a fun racer. Was 'The Run' anything like that? I never played that one, just Hot Pursuit, Most Wanted and Rivals. I'm curious how big the game world in 'The Run' is compared to 'The Crew'...

EDIT: Here's the 40-minute video cross-country...


=-Rigs-=

I don't remember Florida looking that squatty Of course I know it's condensing, but it's still funny looking, more-so than the actual state.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Core Changes Next Month
2. Re: Battlefield 4 Core Changes Next Month Aug 7, 2014, 20:11 DarkCntry
 
Seventyfive wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 19:35:
I feel like they're trying hard to make this the best BF4 add on possible. I just hope they bump up run speed more than 10%. I feel like it needs a 50% increase to get to what is the speed an actual adult might run let alone want to play a non ghost recon/rainbow 6 shooter at.

What add-on? These are changes coming in a patch...
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's EndWar Online Alpha Begins
2. Re: Tom Clancy's EndWar Online Alpha Begins Jun 29, 2014, 18:17 DarkCntry
 
Rhett wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 17:20:
This looks like something you'd find on facebook...
It is, after-all, a browser-based game...so it isn't a stretch to think that.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack Returns
7. Re: Gearbox Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack Returns Jun 21, 2014, 08:14 DarkCntry
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 06:11:
So, I have to pay $20 to get Homeworld for free? That makes no sense whatsoever.
No, but getting Homeworld HD for $20 seems like a good enough deal to me, especially if you like the series...your mileage may vary.

As for the 'terms and conditions' you talk about, it reads the exact same for almost anything out there and is a CYA agreement.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack Returns
4. Re: Gearbox Community Day 2013 Digital Bonus Pack Returns Jun 20, 2014, 21:21 DarkCntry
 
Panickd wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 18:51:
Why the fuck would anyone pay real money for this?

Free download of Homeworld HD and Homeworld Classic*

For Homeworld fans, that's enough to say 'hey, $20 is ok'.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
36. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 16:22 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 16:00:
Players can earn in-game items, community rewards, and points for their team by crafting badges throughout the sale.

Oh Gosh, the excitement!!! (Seriously, why do people bother with this?)

It's a little bit of side fun to the sale, more often than not the bulk of stuff comes from just buying from the sales to achieve whatever it is they run. For example, for every $10 spent, you get a card...how many people will spend more than that during the event?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $46M; May End Stretch Goals
16. Re: Star Citizen Hits $46M; May End Stretch Goals Jun 13, 2014, 00:00 DarkCntry
 
I'm of two minds about this...I really want more things added in, but I'm also afraid of this becoming a cesspool of half-heartedly implemented things just added in to appease those asking for it.

I'd also rather like the idea of getting in to support the game, not to get tchotchkes, but I also like the idea of getting something extra for getting in on the ground floor...so I'm pretty torn over it.

Honestly, I'd really go for a 'going dark' phase so we can get closer to it actually getting released.
 
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News Comments > Free Battlefield 3 on Origin
13. Re: Free Battlefield 3 on Origin May 28, 2014, 23:37 DarkCntry
 
Devil's Advocate time....

Except for the whole voted Worst Company in America 2x
Stupidest thing ever...when it was in the same company as banks and oil conglomerates actually causing harm.

DRM problems with games
I've heard a lot of this, but within my many groups of people that I belong to, not a single one of them has had any real issue outside of day 1 bullshit that happens to every game, including Steamworks titles.

threatening to ban people for disputing charges after failing to deliver a product paid for
I've done this no less than 10 times over the years, each time I've never had an issue with getting a refund with any of EA's products. I guess I must be lucky enough to get those unicorn-level people when I call.

refusing refunds for a broken product
See above...albeit, again as devil's advocate, your idea of a broken product may not jive with reality.

banning people from their games for forums posts
This is pretty funny to read, I've seen people go on mass tirades on EA's various forums and not one of them has been banned in any of the games they posted to. That said, EA has the right to do this if they so desire, as does every place of business has the right to refuse access.

the Battlefield release fiasco
You know, sans the day 1 bullshit of overloaded servers and what-not, I had no real issues with the BF series over the last decade. Of course, any time you rely on a shitton of server backend it will fuck up.

EA is a terrible company that treats their customers poorly. I choose not to be one of those customers for good reason.

Funny though, Valve doesn't do refunds on games sold on Steam unless there has been some form of misrepresentation, and even then it's like pulling teeth to get anything out of it. EA, on the other hand, allows you pretty much to play the game to completion and then return it for a full refund via Origin.

As I opened, this is all devil's advocate things...I don't like EA's business practices overall in terms of management ruling the roost, but don't toss out shit in hopes it'll stick when could just as easily find an equal number of other companies out there that are beloved doing the exact same things.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2014, 20:32 DarkCntry
 
JaguarUSF wrote on May 24, 2014, 14:44:
Rigs wrote on May 24, 2014, 11:46:
ArsTechnica didn't like it too much, though he went off on a tangent about...actually, I don't even really know
He seemed to be infatuated with complaining about the missions. Apparently they were too specific for him. I don't think they are; since you usually have 3-6 going on at the same time, I didn't think it was excessive hand-holding.

He's also a bit incorrect in a few spots...one in particular is the comment about how you aren't alerted about deaths on the island due to a deficit. You still get popups about the deaths (lack of medical coverage, starvation) in the PIP popups. Matter of fact, I do believe anything that occurs on my island that is pertinent to my attention needs is shown in that little window, all without having to open the almanac, albeit I still do that out of habit anyways.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5 May 23, 2014, 22:05 DarkCntry
 
Task wrote on May 23, 2014, 21:34:
I'm curious how this plays... any good youtube reviews?

TotalBiscuit's WTF is Tropico 5

Non-video reviews

Eurogamer's 7/10
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5 May 23, 2014, 19:04 DarkCntry
 
Just a little over 2 hours in on the campaign...it's more of the same with Tropico in the mechanics department, but the overall game seems better to me.

The constitution aspect and the Dynasty aspect are, thus far, pretty encouraging in allowing a specialized rule system. Haven't attempted the multiplayer (probably won't until I finish the campaign), so I won't comment on that aspect, although it is a welcomed addition if it was done right.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
45. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 10:37 DarkCntry
 
Prez wrote on May 19, 2014, 07:04:
I would REALLY love you to name a game that out-minecraft's Minecraft. Just one. Something with destructible terrain, multiplayer, the amount of content and player agency. If there is a game that surpasses it and makes it look terrible x2 I will apologise to you right here.

If you were talking cultural phenomenon status I would say the only franchises that come close to Minecraft would be the Sims or World of Warcraft. What Minecraft does better than any other game is it engages not so much "gamers" (though I know a bunch of them who still play) but entices the imaginations of the "creators", the "tinkerers", and many other of traditionally non-gamer types by being every bit as much of a toy and imagination sandbox as game.

I wouldn't really call Minecraft a 'game' per se, but more of a sandbox. Yes, there's 'survival' mode, but I would wager a guess that the mass majority of players do creative mode. The only actual goals of Minecraft is to just build, it would be basically just taking the building portion of The Sims and removing all of the other aspects.

I would liken Minecraft to digital Legos, while there are 'templates' that you can follow, the real fun comes with just going crazy and building whatever you want.
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
23. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 19:57 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2014, 18:19:
DarkCntry wrote on May 5, 2014, 15:28:
Stop trying to Cutter-up the conversation due to a reading comprehension problem and implementing red herrings.

Do you deny the existence of exosuits? Optic camouflage? Devices that allow climbers to adhere to specific surfaces?

What are you smoking? Show me one exoskeleton that does one of those things. We had jet packs in the 50s and they still haven't changed. We've had robots since then too and even for the ones that can walk it's just barely. You're on fucking crack if you think HALO style powered armor suits are going to be showing up anytime soon. You're the one with comprehension problems. Reality comprehension.

Typical Cutter wit...no actual semblance to being capable of reading something, instead heading directly into attacking.

As have been pointed out quite a few times, there's examples of prototypes and other material being created that, within the time frame that the game is stated, could in fact be realistic.

Of course, however, you seem to be hellbent on throwing red herring after red herring...you really should be a fisherman. I mean, really, who said anything about HALO-style powered armor?
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
11. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 15:28 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2014, 15:20:
DarkCntry wrote on May 5, 2014, 13:56:
Not entirely sure what you mean with that...exoskeleton suits have been in development for a couple decades now, many of which have systems in place that use various aspects you quoted.

Then there's the optic camouflage that's been worked on for a few years. There's nothing non-realistic, albeit still almost all prototype stuff, in your quote.

Um, not quite. They're basically mechanical mules to carry stuff and nothing more. You just let us know the moment they're capable of super-jumps, hovering in mid-air, boost-dodging, etc. lol!

Stop trying to Cutter-up the conversation due to a reading comprehension problem and implementing red herrings.

Do you deny the existence of exosuits? Optic camouflage? Devices that allow climbers to adhere to specific surfaces?
 
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News Comments > On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game
8. Re: On Advanced Warfare Realism and Sledghammer's Cancelled Game May 5, 2014, 13:56 DarkCntry
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on May 5, 2014, 13:34:
explain the emphasis being placed on realism

Using the EXO suit, you can climb walls with magnetic gloves, boost-dodge toward cover, perform super-jumps that let you get to higher ground, use optic camouflage for cloaking, and hover in mid-air

LOL, the 'realism' didn't even make it to the end of their spiel.

Not entirely sure what you mean with that...exoskeleton suits have been in development for a couple decades now, many of which have systems in place that use various aspects you quoted.

Then there's the optic camouflage that's been worked on for a few years. There's nothing non-realistic, albeit still almost all prototype stuff, in your quote.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2014, 20:41 DarkCntry
 
Veterator wrote on May 3, 2014, 17:55:
I guess I'd have to say one is TV where they've set the guy up in such a way to make it clear that he knew he what he was showing up for.

And the other is posting suspect photos AND information with an unknown level of setup/confirmation. If they prosecute them all successfully it's likely it was done right, but like I said..if one gets away they can sue.

They could sue the TV show too if they didn't actually do what they were being accused of and aired. But they could have just as easily waited until after sentencing to air the episodes to cover their ass, don't really care enough to look it up.

These guys are LIVE TWEETING....so yeah.

Then they could easily preface their live-tweet with the same thing that COPS does at the close of their show about everyone show is innocent until proven otherwise in a court-of-law.

That said, it doesn't really matter as they've laid out the general idea of the sting. Follow the ads to the operations and the clients.

Of course, we could all get into the theories that this police department is corrupt and would intentionally setup people...but doing so in such a public manner would probably be one of the worst decisions in the history of man.

Kosumo wrote on May 3, 2014, 16:50:
Prostitution is totally legal in many places. (because they are consenting adults)

Just like drug use.

You know that whats legal and whats not is a man made concept that changes over time.

Do you believe you should be able to tell people what they can and cant do when they are in agreement?

Are you really going to get into a philosophical debate about laws? In the state that this takes place, prostitution is not a legal activity, pretty clear to me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 3, 2014, 13:27 DarkCntry
 
Julio wrote on May 3, 2014, 11:00:
DarkCntry wrote on May 3, 2014, 03:08:
Again, how is this any different than what To Catch a Predator does, except the nicety of TV post-production and lead-in times?

One's catching pedos, and one is catching consenting adults.

Funny, I didn't know that consenting adults makes prostitution legal...
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews May 3, 2014, 03:24 DarkCntry
 
nin wrote on May 3, 2014, 00:08:
shihonage wrote on May 3, 2014, 00:05:
we pity the outside world, for it has no taste in RPGs.

I think I see the problem...


You read half their forums and your brain might just think it ran into a Cutter-fest.
 
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