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Signed On May 5, 2006, 20:54
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
23. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 15:30 Draugr
 
Tumbler wrote on Dec 7, 2012, 15:03:
Meh, lost interest in this game. I'll look at it when it comes out, on to other things.

This is where I'm at. There just hasn't been a lot they have shown off, I fear the game will be nothing but a series of scripted events that might look cool but ultimately will turn out to be bland piece of junk. Im definitely going to wait for some reviews.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Delayed
22. Re: BioShock Infinite Delayed Dec 7, 2012, 15:28 Draugr
 
Icewind wrote on Dec 7, 2012, 12:04:
All I think about now is this:

http://images.4chan.org/v/src/1354892285506.jpg

Love how these people get so riled up over silly things.

Are you trying to provide us with an example of irony?

I mean, if you're taking up time to look up stuff and share it with the rest of us, I think it's fair to say you're just as invested, or riled up as 'these people' are, albeit with a different objective of maintaining the status quo.
 
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News Comments > New Steam Greenlight Approvals
1. Re: New Steam Greenlight Approvals Nov 30, 2012, 15:52 Draugr
 
50 years from now Dragon's lair is STILL going to be offered on every new device/distribution platform.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age 3 in 2014?
27. Re: Dragon Age 3 in 2014? Nov 29, 2012, 15:00 Draugr
 
edaciousx wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 14:04:
Hey guys lets at least give them some credit where it's due. What other game company has released a computer game in the past 5 years that is on the level as DA1? Plus... they are pushing DX11 as well. That's a computer only feature too... well for now at least right? But yes, DA2 < DA1.

It WAS a computer only feature, if this is coming out on 'next gen' consoles, then they will undoudbetly be running DX11.1

So no, it's not a concession for PCs at all.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age 3 in 2014?
26. Re: Dragon Age 3 in 2014? Nov 29, 2012, 14:55 Draugr
 
Creston wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 11:48:
We knew that already anyway. The deep hardcore RPG doesn't get enough sales to make EA happy. But have they said they're keeping the iconic look? I thought they had said they were going to go back to allowing you to put armor on your companions?

Their solution is making sure ANY armor you equip to them looks distinct and matches their 'iconic look.' While still signifying a change.

To me that reads that they're wasting a bunch of time and resources on something meaningless. Why a company is concerned with something like this, when the previous game in the series suffered from copy and paste dungeons, supposedly due to time and resource constraints, is beyond me! This actually highlights biowares problem, as people mentioned, they seem to be worried about all the wrong things.

All they seem to be willing to discuss is how DA3 will look, until they can explain to me what gameplay changes they are bringing to the table if any, then I'm just assuming it's going to be the terribleness that was da2 with probably less copy and pasted dungeons. - That certainly does not address all my concerns.

Like people have said, Bioware likes to pretend they take feedback into account, but nothing has really ever indicated they do.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
72. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 15:32 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:13:

IRS DATA GENIUS. What more PROOF do you need Mr. In Denial?

Wow...

I hope you know yelling 'IRS DATA' without actually saying anything makes you look more like an ignoramous, This Data shows us tax rates. That is all.
Your appeal to authority with those editorials really goes to prove *no* points that your trying to make. It shows that this fellow seems to think rich people are being taxed enough already, but that doesn't really have much to do with socialism. Unless of course you think having tax rates similar to what we had during the 50's would make us socialist.

I'm not questioning the IRS data. I'm questioning the conclusions they have drawn (I'd say you, but you're essentially asking me to argue with a surrogate, presumably because you have no arguments of your own to make) which is basically an implied argument that taxes are just fine/raising them can resolve nothing. The REAL argument is if they are paying their fair share, some would say no, some would say yes - BUT! That has little to do with socialism.
This guys argument boils down to, 'if it isn't a flat-tax rate than it is more than your fare share.' not many would agree with that. (Obviously things like flat tax make sense from a 'common sense' approach. The mistake is to assume that common sense is always helpful. Common sense also would lead you to believe the earth is flat and the sun revolves around the earth.)

Just because you pay more taxes than some doesn't mean your paying a fair share already. If you think some dude making a blog post and talking about how he thinks tax rates are just fine or more than fair is proof of anything -- citing IRS/CBO data or otherwise, then be my guest.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
68. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:20 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:01:
Draugr wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:59:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.

You said you lived next to Russia, implying you are from a socialist country or have some magic insight I don't. Do you even bother to read before you post?

Apparently you don't read, otherwise you'd realize me and the person who made that claim aren't the same person.
You presume an (unidentified) country is socialist just because it is in the vicnity of russia? Again you show your lack of understanding of the regions (old USSR) history and political situation.

I was merely pointing out that you can't even properly identify socialist countries. All your supposition seems to ignore the fact that it's not 1980 anymore.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
65. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:10 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:50:
1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.


1. This is like that time Mitt Romney said he had Studies that showed that his budget works - and just like in that case, what he was talking about wasn't academic research or proof at all, they were essentially blog posts. If you need a blog post to prove your point, you've lost.

4.) No, you start, the challenge was issued to you. But I guess you can't list any history books. Considering you use editorial posts as 'proof' doesn't make this surprising at all.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:59 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 23:10 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 19:54:
Spot on. Too many people bat around the word socialist without understanding what it means in the context of a democracy - particularly in the US where many have been brainwashed into using it in a negative context.

Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.

Socialism in it's purest form? The gov't controls, takes for those who succeed and give it to people the Govt deems worthy. First step toward communism. And that, my friend, is fucked -- so keep it the fuck out of America thank you very much. Immigrants still flock the hell out of shithole socialist governments to live in a non socialist America. Now you tell me ONE American leaving here to go live in a socialist country. So naive...


Thank you for providing us with an example of what he was talking about.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 22:33 Draugr
 
Prez wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 17:25:
I don't get his complaint at all. In-game advertising is a cynical money grab and annoying to those who already paid for the game (obviously exempting F2P games). Having characters, planets, or other things named after the largest donors (without whom the game very likely would have never been made) isn't the same at all. I don't get his reference to socialism at all either.

It truly seems odd. Art, Games, and participation in game development I don't see as an issue of equality.

Game Developers usually just name things however they'd like, no one is demanding that power is given to the people. All of the arguments he would make against a kickstarted game would apply to the traditional publisher model, but I don't see him taking issue with it or expecting others to do the same.

All of the 'points' just fall flat for several reason, the most outstanding reason being that luxury goods part of a luxury service don't really determine social equity. At least, not in the way he seems to imply.

The only valid point he makes is P2W games are lame, but I think most people were already aware of that.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
27. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 16:56 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 16:04:
Sorry Draugr, but I simply said the same thing that almost everybody else here has reiterated, yet you keep arguing with me about it while calling me wrong. You're entitled to your opinion however. Would be nice if you kept to it without insulting everyone elses however, but I guess that comes with time.

Actually, you and WaltC the only one who has mentioned this so if you and that guy are almost everybody, then sure. WaltC also is discussing Easy TuTu, which is a different thing entirely (since it mods the two games together, among other things.)

It just seems like to me you were discounting what is being brought to the table with this, without really looking into it, (You seemed to imply a widescreen mod is all it would take to replicate this effort.) On top of dismissing the fact that this will introduce the game to plenty who don't have the drive of nostalgia to bring things up to date.

As Kastagir has pointed out, People like us who don't mind polishing off an old game and putting some time into modding really aren't who this is geared towards. To me this has always seemed like an effort geared towards tablets, and they brought the chances to PC because, Why not?
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
21. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 15:30 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 14:25:


So its confirmed, you don't know what you're talking about.

Wrong. What I said is that there is almost nothing here that wasn't already available. However, I said I was still going to buy it. There was nothing inflammatory about what I said, only fact, so can your hostile response.

When you say something like,

You can buy this on GOG, install the widescreen patch, and be playing this game problem-free within 5 minutes of reading this. So I'm not sure how necessary this overhaul was.

Then you're implying this is the only thing its bringing to the table, which isn't the case. It also shows that you don't know what you're talking about as you seem to think its the only change that has been made.

Unless it includes some pretty massive overhauls, engine or graphics updates, or gameplay changes

Which it does, and this doesn't include the new areas and NPCs included in the enhanced edition (which aren't available as mods.)
Hence, you don't know what your talking about.

Pretending that your modded copy of BG is as simple to get up and running as BG:EE is a big joke. I don't mean to imply its a big chore, but for many people they have no interest in going through the motions, even with an installer like tutu doing nearly all the work for them.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads
10. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition Preloads Nov 23, 2012, 13:42 Draugr
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 12:58:
With the widescreen patch the interface fits perfectly, there is no letterboxing or wasted space, and you can also change the resolution as well. So no, nothing flawed about the logic. Unless it includes some pretty massive overhauls, engine or graphics updates, or gameplay changes, this wasn't necessary.

So its confirmed, you don't know what you're talking about. Perhaps if your going to comment on something you should actually look into it.

Even IF this was a straight rerelease with just widescreen support, I think it's fair to say that the enhanced edition wasn't released for those hardcore gamers who played BG 15 years ago and are willing to take steps to 'modernize' the game in some ways on their own, or too add additional content.

Just like Nintendo releasing their old games, they recognize that there are plenty of ways to enjoy their games, even for free, but that isn't going to stop them from trying to introduce the games to a new audience, and there are of course the customers who don't want to go through the hassle of manually modding games.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Consolidation
3. Re: Thanksgiving Consolidation Nov 22, 2012, 14:18 Draugr
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 13:30:
Capcom reconfirms no plans for Dragon's Dogma PC after Twitter gaffe.

Shame, it's a good game crying for a PCs specs.

How annoying! Capcom has been relatively decent lately about putting their games on PC. when one finally comes along I have an interest in it seems like it's the only one NOT getting a PC port.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV
7. Re: Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV Nov 22, 2012, 14:01 Draugr
 
Vulkan wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 13:55:
why exactly? tv's and monitors have (generally) the same aspect ratio. i'm assuming it's "correct" because console hardware is incapable of handling a normal FOV.

It's because you're generally sitting farther away from the screen.

Actually it's because they want console games to run at a decent frame rate, so they give the screen less to draw through a lower fov.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 18:26 Draugr
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 16:42:
I'm loving Win8 with my new system. 10 second boot time and even shutting down is almost like turning off a light switch. The resourse management is reasly good and all my games seem to perform really well. I was surprised that all my drivers worked when they did. IMO, this is the best Win OS yet. And who really cares about the tiles? I just go directly to the desk top app when the system launches. I really don't know what all the fuss is about. The Windows key finally makes sense now.

So you're big selling point is boot times?

Seems to me like you would have been better off running windows 7 off of a 64gb SSD, and it would have cost as much as upgrading to windows 8, but instead you'd still have the snappy boot times AND you wouldn't need to go through the hassle of extra steps to get to the UI you're using anyway (The desktop.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 19, 2012, 15:07 Draugr
 
SectorEffector wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 14:46:
That entire croteam thread needed to die.


If you want win 8, download classic shell, disable hot corners and you ALMOST will never even know you're using win 8. Who gives a flying fuck if you don't have metro tile support for your game, seriously nobody fucking cares about that shit unless your a 13 yr old girl or really desperately reaching out for anything to change UI wise.

Classic Shell, Win 8 with OG start menu. No change in my workflow.

once classic shell doesn't work... then I'm gonna bitch....



Then you don't want windows 8, do you? Instead of paying MS money so you can turn win8 into a gimped win7, you COULD just stick with win7. Why people bend over to make a new OS like the old OS they already own and want to use anyway is beyond me. Commments like yours just further highlights the bad UI decisions.


You've apparently missed the point the croteam thread was trying to make.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2012, 16:44 Draugr
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:32:
This is a real shame.

I have heard & read more stories of business having to shutdown due to union strikes. So, in the middle of a recession, with unemployment at an all time high, they'll go on strike for more money and better benefits, which the companies simply can not afford as it is, because they are barely sustaining in the current state of the economy, and will eventually lead to the companies having to shutdown their operations. So what have they gained? //Shakes headů.

Unions 'might' still have their place in various sectors, but definitely not all anymore. In this day and age they aren't as isolated as they once were, and have definitely become more volatile.

lol.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2
25. Re: Mass Effect 4 Uses Frostbite 2 Nov 13, 2012, 01:16 Draugr
 
loomy wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 23:14:
Bhruic wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:27:
loomy wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 22:21:
In other words, "we're making Mass Effect a shooter now because those make a lot of money. It seems like Halo anyway so why not."

What a dumb statement. The previous versions used the UE3 engine, and managed to not be "a shooter", so why does the change to the Frostbite engine somehow mean it'll be a shooter? The engine has nothing to do with what type of game you end up with. Hell, they are using the Frostbite engine to make a new Command and Conquer, and that sure as hell isn't a shooter.

The previous versions of Mass Effect were more and more shooter over time. Bioware Montreal's greatest accomplishment is Mass Effect 3 multiplayer WHICH IS NOTHING BUT A SHOOTER. So what's dumb is your face

Well, I agree with you, and while Bioware Montreals pedigree plays a part of why I think that, I think it's most apparent in their statement

You can still expect the pillars the franchise is known for to be fully intact though, including diverse alien races, a huge galaxy to explore, and of course rich, cinematic storytelling.

No mention of RPG/Roleplaying.
 
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