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Nickname Ray Marden
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You do not have to agree with me; I empower you to be wrong. :

Steam: Ray_Marden
Homepage http://www.bluesnews.com/
Signed On Feb 8, 2000, 01:15
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence?
7. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Evidence? Sep 15, 2013, 11:30 Ray Marden
 
It's obviously coming and it would be common sense to release on the console computers as well - it's just a question of how long the wait will be.

I thought about the console version, but I have other things to play on the PC in the meantime so I can wait it out.

However, all the early leaks allude to it being one hell of a game, both technically and gameplay wise. Given how little else there is to play for the rest of the year and the weak launch titles for each console, I expect this to be a must-buy for many gamers.
Sadly, my PS4 will initially be an updated Netflix device.
Going to be selling my PS3 in the next week,
Ray
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units
9. Re: PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units Sep 14, 2013, 08:34 Ray Marden
 
I had actually written off Payday as another mindless online shooter, but Shugashack discussed the game in one of its podcasts and it sold me on the game far more than any video, preview, etc.

Weekend Confirmed: Episode 178 - starting around 6:40.
You know you're a sad gaming nerd when you listen to podcasts at work.
Wanting GTA5, but waiting for a PC release ,
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
53. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 11, 2013, 19:10 Ray Marden
 
It's a good start, but I really want a way to enable two separate games on the same account to be played at the same time, even if there are some special restrictions/authorizations put in place.

Good news: My wife likes gaming - I can get away with a lot gaming or we'll even game together.

Bad news: My wife likes gaming - I have to maintain two PCs and buy additional copies of games I already own.

I have about 220 or so games, but I only have 30 or so actively installed. I have no problem restricting my access to the other 190 so she (or friends, down the road...) can play them.

Or why not a demo mode? If somebody is on my friends list, they can play a game I own for 2-3 hours (while I lose access temporarily) and then they are given an option to buy it at a discounted rate.
Stupid publishers.
Drowning in indie games,
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements
5. Re: Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements Sep 9, 2013, 20:54 Ray Marden
 
It gets better when you run two browsers windows side by side; you get the initial news text, a huge block of blue nothing where the vertical advertisement displays on the right side of the screen, and then the equally large tweet bubble.

At 1920x1080, I can just get in the end of the text and the start of the tweet on the same screen.
Even worse, it's for another military shooter...
Thinking some tweaks are needed ,
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
65. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 20:17 Ray Marden
 
Guys? Is the site working? Can you see this? I'm not sure if the site is working right now - it's displaying a giant twitter advertisement instead of new sto...oh, wait.

I do prefer the older, more simple layout of the site, but the site could definitely use some updating and could use some new, varied posters.

I'm not against this thing, but it really should be re-colored to match the site and shrunken down. After all, isn't the point of twitter, other than narcissism, to get a point across in a minimal amount of words/space? This tweet bubble is easily four times the size of the actual news item.
Can we please just work on a Homeworld remake?
Having received another 10% Shadow Warrior coupon on Steam,
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 8, 2013, 09:56 Ray Marden
 
Well, people have to cut back for a few weeks to go buy The Elder Scrolls Anthology.

Meanwhile, go buy plushies!

http://www.gamingheads.com/index.php?option=com_myphp&Itemid=3&product=114

http://www.gamingheads.com/index.php?option=com_myphp&Itemid=3&product=115
Never has hell been so cute!
Working through my backlog of games,
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News Comments > Wangtastic Shadow Warrior Trailer
17. Re: Wangtastic Shadow Warrior Trailer Sep 8, 2013, 07:09 Ray Marden
 
SiN Episodes: Emergence killed the franchise and killed episodic gaming. Just saying...
Too little...too rough...too late.
I am actually interested in Shadow Warrior, but not until it hits $20 or so. I'm still picking off charred flesh from buying Rise of the Triad and I never finished Hard Reset, finding it too repetitive and uninspiring.

Waiting for Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs to unlock,
Ray
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 28, 2013, 18:45 Ray Marden
 
Launches = Underwhelming if you have any type of decent PC.

Xbox 180 = A new line every day, costs $100.00 more, and comes with a NSA spy camera with no gaming relevance.

Wii U = Even at $300.00 and packing in Wind Waker HD, it still doesn't do enough for me.
$250.00 with the pack in...maybe...
Thinking I may get just the PS4 for Netflix streaming ,
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 18, 2013, 14:13 Ray Marden
 
If the developers cannot even express why the game is special, why would anybody else see it? I just looked at the game's Steam page and it just looks like you spend all day finding reasons to reject 16-bit characters

I am presuming (hoping) that there is more to the game, but it doesn't seem appealing. I'm guessing they want to play up some moral choice of you selecting who does or doesn't enter the country? Plus, for $10, it seems really expensive. Somebody could take $8.00 and get both of the current Humble Bundle deals.

In a broad sense, I support more indies breaking out, but I don't see what it special about the game nor did it entice me at all.
If that is all the game offers, they need to win me over in a demo.
Not hating, but finding nothing enticing,
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Aug 15, 2013, 05:14 Ray Marden
 
I'm not sure if they ever made it to a PBS release, but the films have previously, if not currently are, been available on Netflix.
A bit light on budget, but properly quirky all the same.
Eagerly awaiting the Saturday release of Dust,
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News Comments > John Carmack Joins Oculus VR
68. Re: Into the Black Aug 7, 2013, 18:32 Ray Marden
 
I do agree with that. He seems to have no real passion for gaming and certainly is not a game designer, but technology has always intrigued him.

Hopefully they finalize his separation from id and he can work on this full time.
I doubt this will take off, but here is to hoping...
Noting this is all moot while I wear glasses,
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Aug 5, 2013, 18:49 Ray Marden
 
D10 is coming, but it will be a bit.

Meanwhile, can I say how surprised I was that Sharlto Copley plays Kruger in Elysium? Maybe it was apparent to everybody else, but I found myself thinking "It's too bad Copley from D9 wasn't given a role in Elysium - instead they went with that crazy looking guy for the enemy"...and then I read a story to the contrary about two weeks back.

Guessing I will rent Oblivion in the meantime,
Ray Starring Tom Cruises.
 
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News Comments > id: RAGE "Not Dead"
33. Re: id: RAGE Aug 4, 2013, 20:44 Ray Marden
 
Rage was mediocre. It was a letdown on the technology front, gameplay front, art design front, and as id's single-player magnum opus.
It had no cohesive elements and felt severely constrained.
BL2, FO3, FO:NV are all better games in the same broad style and there are many, many other outright better games than Rage.

If you sincerely enjoyed Rage, go play these other games and broaden your horizons.

Can id actually make a good single-player game? Who is leading the company, who is driving its design? Where is its passion? What is it trying to bring to the market?

Wishing somebody would buy the rights to a Quake sequel,
Ray

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2013, 05:53 Ray Marden
 
My 5" Samsung Galaxy S4 has the same resolution as my 27" monitor and my 60" television.
I guess he's fine with 720p console gaming, too???
And Carmack thinks it is "almost ridiculous" that we may finally get high-resolution displays for the mass market in a few years?

Talk about clueless...

Reminded of his obsession with Rage running at 60FPS above everything else,
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News Comments > New Beta AMD Catalyst Drivers
3. Re: New Beta AMD Catalyst Drivers Aug 1, 2013, 19:55 Ray Marden
 
They already pushed out an initial tweak/fix for the micro-stutter in an earlier driver; it removed this issues in nearly all the game I have been playing. Having said that, these are supposed to include the "big" fix for the issue.

I tried the new drivers and they actually made RotT bearable (framerate wise,) but I have not experienced true micro-stutter for the past 2-3 months. If you haven't upgraded drivers for some time, give it a shot.
Yes, I enable CF for games that don't have a CF profile.
Hoping this trend continues,
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad
29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad Jul 31, 2013, 18:50 Ray Marden
 
Eh...only get it if you are a big, big fan of RotT. I always thought of it as the red-headed step-child of the FPS genre and this game is a basic updating of the original game, but the first two levels do not come off as anything special.

A dude? With guns? Three random soldiers to shoot at? Jump discs? Coins and ankhs to collect? Fast movement speed? With secrets to find?

That's what you get - that's exactly what you get, that's all you get. It's like a port of the original to modern day systems without (m)any upgrades. On top of that, it has quite a few rough edges and hasn't pushed any boundaries, but it's also a $15 game.

As others have noted, the performance needs some tweaking. I am running it on "ludicrous" and it looks really basic. The performance feels fast, but really inconsistent, too.
The crude videos are indicative of the final game.
Expecting more, but having received the basics of RotT,
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 31, 2013, 17:53 Ray Marden
 
But the Wii U is neither amazing technology nor is it overfilling with great games. It is not an amazing system, it has no amazing games, continues the issues with adapter/controller overload, requires distinctly unique games to really utilize the tablet, its price is greatly inflated because of the under-utilized tablet, and they did nothing to drastically improve the functionality of the motion control it brought forth with the Wii.

Don't get me started on the non-E3 conference with the poor streaming functionality and promises of games for next year.

I have generally considered myself a Nintendo fan, but I got really tired of the Wii and I have yet to find any plausible reason to purchase the Wii U, especially at its current price. Meanwhile, I will gladly pick up the PS4 and am interested in what the Xbox 180 will do and I have all sorts of good or interesting things to play on the PC.
They need to hand out systems at this point and hope we buy games.
Having loaned out my Wii for the past two years,
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2013, 21:16 Ray Marden
 
Fish was often - or at least had the outburst of a - a caustic jerk

Fez was a good indie game, but I was let down by how quickly it fell back on restrictive gimmicks - the language, the numbering system, the first-person view, etc.

For an indie game, though, it was generally a good product (first day Steam issues and the console savegame issue excluded.)

But none of that validates the nasty, nasty things that have been said on both sides. You can disagree with people or even put their actions or ideas in a bad light without being unabashedly crude or by threatening peoples' lives.

Finding words matter,
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News Comments > Journey of a Roach Announced
6. Re: Journey of a Roach Announced Jul 29, 2013, 14:52 Ray Marden
 
I immediately though of Bad Mojo and then I sawn the screenshots. Problem is, after seeing the screenshots, I was still hoping for a Bad Mojo sequel...

I'll look at a review when it comes out, but it just doesn't seem sufficiently appealing - slightly crude visually, childish and/or exaggerated, it looks really confined, the star cockroach looks awfully happy, etc.
Here is to hoping, though.
Needing a great review or amazing Steam sale,
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jul 15, 2013, 18:36 Ray Marden
 
For $5, Fez is certainly worth it. However...the game was less fun or exciting than I expected it to be.

Long story short, I had no ideas about the game other than it played with four perspectives and the developer was a jerk. Coming into the game, I was expecting something amazing - like first playing Portal - or a quirky take on the juxtaposition of 2D and 3D environments - something akin to Paper Mario.

Ultimately, you get the four perspectives, but a lot of the game - at least half of it - is locked off until you learn the Fez numbering system and language, much less a first-person mode that gets unlocked in your second playthrough. Until you do these things, the game is really held back.

I realize many games have pulled the "You beat the game...BUT NOW PLAY ALL THESE NEW LEVELS/COLLECT THIS NEW SPECIAL ITEM!!!!!!!" trick, but there tends to be a much more cohesive flow to the progression. In those games, you are tempted to do and achieve more because it could be really fun and its an interesting challenge that is presented. In this game, perhaps because the levels branch out so much, I hit roadblock after roadblock after roadblock. I hit so many of them that I looked online to see if I had missed something huge in the game (this was exasperated by some technical issues the day one release had...) and I found that many areas were simply not able to be completed because I had to complete another room far, far away or because, through my exploration, I had gone down a completely different route than the developer had intended.

It was worth the $10 I paid at launch and it is definitely worth $5 now, but temper your expectations somewhat. I had only the hype to go on and the final product was much more mundane than I thought it would be.
Quick, somebody call the wwaaaahhhhhhmbulance!
Wishing it was easier to cross between rooms towards the end,
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