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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell Released
3. Re: Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell Released Jan 20, 2015, 18:45 CJ_Parker
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 17:51:
Will unlock for Europeans in 2 days... :/
Gaben why?

Unlocks = publisher decision, not GabeN
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
27. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 17:50 CJ_Parker
 
Squirmer wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 16:39:
Task wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 14:59:
I'm sure Disney and LucasArts are in tears for all the money they are missing out on by not making X-Wing 2 and TIE Fighter 2, an SP KOTOR 3, another Dark Forces, etc.. And GoG shall reap the rewards of devoted fans of better gaming days of a bygone era.

Also, just an FYI, the XvT on GOG does include the expansion which added a 15 mission single player campaign as a Rebel or an Imperial.
I'm sure they have a few games in the works to take advantage of the Episode 7 hype.

At least two games are known to be in the oven right now. There's the Battlefront sequel which was revealed at E3 and then there's the Visceral game where they hired Amy Hennig (Uncharted story writer) for story writing. My guess would be that the Visceral game is like a Jedi Knight/Force Unleashed sequel with movie ties (Visceral also made James Bond, Simpsons and Godfather games).
And then there's the possibility, of course, that BioWare is also working on something other than SWTOR expansions. With DAI and the new ME game, they probably have enough Frostbite experience and tools by now that they could crank out a new Star Wars RPG quite easily.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
15. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 14:19 CJ_Parker
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 13:50:
X vs.T was a let down at the time, they scraped the campaigns in favor of an online component; back in the days of dial-up. I think I ended up returning it for several reasons

Yep, I also remember being massively disappointed at the lack of a real campaign. However, going in with low expectations, I also remember being very positively surprised by the quality of the gameplay and the great single player missions. It might not have been a coherent campaign but it still ended up being a very decent single player experience. Still a shame though that they did not have an epic campaign with cutscenes etc. at a time when Wing Commander 3/4 defined the space opera genre.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
4. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 12:40 CJ_Parker
 
Like wave numero uno, the pricing is fucking pathetic once again, but I'll grab Alliance and XvT once they are discounted for real on a future sale.

Last time I played my disc copy of Alliance a few years back, it was quite messy. The crosshair only worked after downloading a fan-made fix because it was invisible due to nVidia driver issues and I encountered a repeatable game-stopping bug very early on when a spawn just did not happen on a mission. I'm hoping that the GOG version comes without any of these problems.
Don't really care about the rest of the games cuz they been on Steam for ages 'cept Battlegrounds.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2015, 14:30 CJ_Parker
 
This list is an incredible display of shitty taste. Shame on you, my dear fellow PC gamers. Maybe this week we can return to some standards after buying shit for the lulz last week... pretty please?  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
18. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 21:00 CJ_Parker
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 20:56:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 20:13:
You little sheep and lemmings will line up as usual in your wet panties and hand over your $60 because you just can't resist the hype.

Since you mention it my panties are wet and this is 60 dollars well spent. You don't deserve a fine game like this. Go back to playing Captain rainbow Or the Sims and leave us gamers alone.

Why am I not surprised that you feel like I was talking about you when I mentioned sheep and lemmings in wet panties? *sigh*
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
15. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 20:13 CJ_Parker
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 19:22:
GTA4 was an abortion of a port and nobody in their right mind should preorder GTA5. Even if it's a good port it should be boycotted because of the shitty treatment PC users have been given. If you want to play it this is one of the few games I recommend you pirate. Stop supporting shitty developers.

^ this... a gazillion times this. Don't fall for the retarded hype, people. Grow some balls, get some standards and give R* the finger that they deserve! If you absolutely have to buy this game, buy it on PS3 or PS4 (don't support the PC-raping assholes from Microsoft either).

But who am I kidding? It won't happen. You little sheep and lemmings will line up as usual in your wet panties and hand over your $60 because you just can't resist the hype. And that is exactly why we will continue getting what we deserve from companies like Ubi, EA and R*. Why should they stop fucking us over if it's that easy? Thanks so much!
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity in March
14. Re: Pillars of Eternity in March Jan 14, 2015, 15:45 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 13:10:
PHJF wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 12:43:
I think it's a little more acceptable delaying a new game rather than a port of a title which has launched on a half dozen consoles.

This is Obsidian we're talking about. The guys who are always 'Oh it's never our fault! It's the publishers for rushing us!' These guys have needed a good producer for ever now. Running a year behind isn't acceptable in any business. And I'll be utterly amazed if it's not a bug-ridden mess when it finally gets here even with the delay.

Seconded. In fact truer words have rarely been spoken - especially by Cutter!
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
23. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 12:05 CJ_Parker
 
djinn wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 12:01:
Frags4Fun wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 11:12:
My PC is dead anyways. My wife got me nice new slippers for Christmas and they tend to build up a nice static charge. I walked up to my PC and when I reached for the power button, I shocked it somehow before I even touched it and it killed my machine.

I think your wife might be an evil genius.

Probably an evil genius that got clubbed to death, was chopped up into little turd-sized pieces and flushed down the toilet!
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
11. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 11:08 CJ_Parker
 
BWAAAHAHAHAHAHHHAAAAA...

TAKE THAT BITCHES!!11

LMAO.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
23. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 13, 2015, 11:05 CJ_Parker
 
Theo wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 07:28:
@ CJ - there are 3 difficulty's available at level 1

I know. And the hard difficulty says you should play on hard if you have geared up with legendary loot from a normal playthrough. So you're pretty much forced to finish the game on normal the first time as I said. And normal is retard mode. When I played through all five acts I needed to make use of exactly one potion on the final boss of the expansion. I'm not exaggerating. It really was that easy and stupid. It was just a clickfest with absolutely zero challenge.
I didn't use any tactics either (kiting etc.). Just spammed my left and right mouse button and occasionally pressed a number key.

Sorry if it offends you but the game is balanced for retards on normal.
Diablo 1 + 2, while not exactly hard per se, were still much more challenging on the first (normal) playthrough. I even remember dying a few times which has yet to happen to my level 49 Diablo 3 character who hasn't really come close to dying yet.

OK. So maybe the scaling is better once you play on hard or do some of those challenges, but after five completely challenge free acts, I only dabbled a little in those challenge maps and then quickly got bored again.

Also, i would argue that the problem was not with the RMAH, but with the AH its self (gold); as we had a shared item store to buy from with gold, the game was more about grinding gold than finding items and drops suffered as a result of this common resource.

I'd say it's very obvious what Blizzard's idea was. Nerf drops into oblivion and force players to look on the (RM)AH for any equipment they might require. I remember coming out of the campaign (then four acts) pre-RoS and pre-loot patches with exactly one legendary item. It was so boring compared to Diablo 2. No legendaries, no set items, barely any other neat stuff for crafting, enchanting etc... nothing.
The problem was definitely Blizzard's greed. They intentionally ruined the experience because they wanted us to spend cash to get all the cool stuff from their lame auction house.

I'm glad that gamers did not fall for this crap and that Blizzard was forced to react. Their reaction IMHO was to turn Diablo 3 into a much less challenging, dumbed down Diablo 2 HD. And, no, I'm not willing to give them a lot of credit for playing it safe and going back to a decade old formula. It's the least they could do and the game should have been released like it is now (plus better balancing and much more challenge on normal). I'm not going to applaud them for cleaning up their crap.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
20. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 20:21 CJ_Parker
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:05:
Diablo 3 gambled big on an idea that seemed reasonable, and failed. They acknowledged the failure and have been throwing themselves into improving the game, and in large part they've succeeded. That alone wins them my respect.

"Gambled big on an idea that seemed reasonable and failed?"
Ummm. Yeah.
The RMAH is definitely the pinnacle of a reasonable idea. Let's make the game really shitty and put all the fun loot on a RMAH but still ask $60 for the game. What can go wrong? Rolleyes

And while I agree that Diablo 3 + RoS is finally fun now, it might as well be called Diablo 2 HD for retards.
It's a complete rehash and as such does not really inspire me to congratulate Blizzard on delivering an insignificant update to a 10+ years old concept.
There's also the issue that the current Diablo 3 RoS offers zero challenge so it's Diablo 2 HD for uber n00bs. It's been so dumbed down it's not even funny. I'm obviously talking about normal difficulty which you have to slog through for better or worse when getting started. It's a click- and snorefest with absolutely no challenge.

So, no, I do not think that Blizz deserve any respect or accolades for turning Diablo 3 into a dumbed down version of Diablo 2 HD. The Diablo 3 we got now (with way better balancing and a challenge progression which is sorely missing from the game still) should have been the game at launch a couple of years ago. Those corrections they've made since, shouldn't even have been necessary in the first place. They've fucked this up big time initially due to greed and the RMAH and for many people their corrections are rightfully considered to be too little too late.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
22. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Jan 11, 2015, 18:05 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 11, 2015, 17:34:
As a veteran backer it's nice to be on a forum where everyone isn't drinking the Star Citizen Kool-Aid. I can't stand the circle jerk that goes on at robertsspaceindustries.com. I've had more than a few of my threads shut down for asking simple things like "The Star Citizen Kickstarter page promised a delivery date of November 2014. We're past that date. So when is this game going to be released?"

I posted this question on the Status Report, "We're over two years into this project and we're still seeing concept art. When are we going to start seeing actual in-game screen shots?" I fully expect some Moderator to remove my legitimate question... as they always do. No dissent in Chris Roberts' New World Order.

^ agree and I'm an original backer, golden ticket holder and (before eBaying quite a lot of my ships and packages - thanks to LTI for really nice profit$) $1K+ concierge nutter... which, to be fair, I pledged before the $2 million goal was even reached so maybe I'm not that nuts... I just wanted a WC/Freelancer/Starlancer/FreeSpace sequel real bad.

My enthusiasm started to wane big time when they started breaking promises left, right and center, like the "limited" availability of lifetime insurance (LTI), "limited" ship sales which all turned out to be not limited at all, a strong focus on "reveals", live events, presentations and when it just generally became very clear that the focus began to shift from the actual game to a monetization scheme powered by an optimized ship production pipeline.
The pinnacle of which has now been reached with the LTI concept sales where they are selling ships up to $2500/pc (Javelin destroyer) before they are even really on the drawing board. It's completely ridiculous.

The really sad part for me is, even if this game turns out to be awesome in the end, it has all been tainted already by an air of greed, monetization scheme, sleazy marketing, rabid fanboism, elitism and a pay to win stench. The experience has already been ruined before it has even begun.

P.S. Blue can you tell us if Comet has an email ending in @cloudimperiumgames.com or @robertsspaceindustries.com ? The history looks very suspicious. Like this person is employed by CIG as their resident

I don't think that Sandi Gardiner, Ben Lesnick, Will Lewis or James Pugh would be amateurish enough to use a company address but it doesn't have to be one of them. You know the fanbois. They parrot the CIG marketing department anyway so there really is no difference.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status
51. Re: Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status Jan 11, 2015, 16:33 CJ_Parker
 
I don't think there's enough space for gel mats, at least not if you have a keyboard the size of a G19. For the mouse it depends on how much space you need. I use a Logi G400s at about average sensitivity with a triple monitor setup at 7680x1440. If I went super-sensitive, I'd need less space obviously, but I'm used to average sensitivity so I do need a little space for the mouse.
Another problem is that a gel cushion would lift the wrist even higher. You already have a bit of an issue to position the tray high enough so you can still move your legs freely (or maybe even use the pedals) but also low enough so you can access the keyboard and mouse comfortably. It's a bit of a balancing act.

Anyway, the issues should not be overstated... as I said it just takes time getting used to the keyboard and mouse tray. I have still managed extended gaming sessions playing FPS and other non-sim games using the Obutto.
It can be done but there's an adaption process. There's also no arm rest so if you are used to sitting in a comfy swiveling "boss chair" with arm rests at your desk, then that's another issue to be aware of.
Again: Just trying to make you aware of issues I have come across and not saying that these are huge problems.

Based on my experience, however, I would be hesitant to share Obutto's view that their products are a workstation or desk replacement. Strictly in my opinion they're not well suited for that. They are "toys" first and foremost. Awesome for sims, still decent for any other kind of gaming but not exactly ideal as a desk replacement where you may have to get up often, grab some papers, put something on the copy/fax machine, get up and get a coffee etc. etc.
The Obutto is more like the kind of chair you get into if you know that you have at least an hour or more of free time to just sit there and play a sim or a game. It's a rather "static" environment.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status
45. Re: Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status Jan 11, 2015, 05:12 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 20:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 20:34:
Or, at least true for Star Citizen, fly only single seaters and stay away from the FPS-enabled locations.
Not sure how ED is going to do this? Is every ship boardable? If not, you could also stick to the ones that allow you to fly without any chance of a FPS encounter.

As for HOTAS setups, if anyone is real serious about space/flight sims, then this (among other options) is the way to go. Not the only way but a very good way if you have the room and the cash (it's not even *that* expensive luckily):

http://obutto.com/index.php/gaming-cockpits/

This is exactly what I am eying.. but then to replace my entire desk and chair, and everything, basically that's gonna be my main workstation for sims, typing, mouse fps and everything else. It would make a lot of room in my pc altar room...

But for the full workstation replacement I'd be looking at 800 .. and that isn't exactly cheap ;p

And a huge gamble to take without ability to actually sit in that "car" chair before spending 800 (shipping and accesories).. I am very picky about my seating comforts

But yeah, Obutto Revolution Workstation is what I am planning to get after I tested VR

I own a r3volution cockpit and let me tell you that if you are picky about seating comfort, then you probably don't want to get this as a desk replacement. I now have a second desk PC but for about a year I used the Obutto exclusively. It's great for gaming in general and sims in specific, of course, but as a desk replacement it's really not that great. It's OK. You get around but it's far from ideal.

For example, getting in and out of the chair once you have everything installed (HOTAS mounts etc.) can be a little tricky. The seat is also very low above the floor and it does not swivel so you can't really get up quickly to do anything as sometimes you need to when doing actual work.
The keyboard and mouse tray takes some time getting used to since your mouse hand rests on the metallic edge of the tray (might depend a little on keyboard size and personal mouse sensitivity preferences etc.) and the hand rest space in front of the keyboard is very narrow (Logi G19 in my case).

So after extensive testing, I would personally only recommend this as a "toy" and not as a desk replacement but YMMV.
For a sim pit, I can't think of a more ideal solution at this price level though. The flight sim bundle is awesome, especially if, like me, you own a Warthog. There are endless options to arrange the controls exactly as you like.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status
32. Re: Elite: Dangerous Earns $21M; New Content Coming; OS X Beta Status Jan 10, 2015, 20:34 CJ_Parker
 
Or, at least true for Star Citizen, fly only single seaters and stay away from the FPS-enabled locations.
Not sure how ED is going to do this? Is every ship boardable? If not, you could also stick to the ones that allow you to fly without any chance of a FPS encounter.

As for HOTAS setups, if anyone is real serious about space/flight sims, then this (among other options) is the way to go. Not the only way but a very good way if you have the room and the cash (it's not even *that* expensive luckily):

http://obutto.com/index.php/gaming-cockpits/
 
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News Comments > Rockstar: PC GTA5 Not Delayed
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News Comments > Rockstar: PC GTA5 Not Delayed
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 7, 2015, 20:10 CJ_Parker
 
I see that Smedley is still the 'astounding' same dumb ass as the one who helped drive SWG into the ground.  
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News Comments > Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller
3. Re: Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller Jan 6, 2015, 18:29 CJ_Parker
 
I'm sure they mean $29.99, right? Riiight?! Riiiiiiigggghhhhttt????!??

If not...

BWWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAAAA

lol@MadCatz ... MAD indeed
 
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