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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2012, 23:10 MattyC
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2012, 17:59:
So thanks to eunichron who kindly gave me a key for the D3 demo I finally got around to seeing it first hand.

1. It was the same problem as the open beta where the game wouldn't update and install because of the bad Agent.exe. It boggles the mind they haven't fixed this yet and their only solution is to point them to user found soultions that you have to jump through hoops to figure out. I tried several things and none worked. I was about to just give up on it when I noticed someone posted a link in a reddit thread to some files that everything required to acutally get it installed. So it finally worked. Again though, simply ridiculous and unforgivable on Blizzard's part that they haven't fixed this and don't even offer a full client download to bypass this. No company this big that makes that much money should be that cheap and lazy.

2. So, I fired it up and it played pretty smooth with no noticable lag or rubber-banding. Visually speaking, I'm not impressed at all. Even with everything cranked up it all looks dated and washed-out. Everything has a sort of pastelish cel-shaded fuzzy look to it IMO. Skill trees suck. No auto-loot sucks. Combat - so far - is pretty meh - I'm playing a monk. The overall flavour and art direction are still good and I do enjoy it. Oh yeah, and no mouse zoom sucks. It's ridiculous that you either zoom all the way in or out and can't find a sweet spot you want.

Even if it didn't have the always-on DRM I wouldn't be in any hurry to pick this up. Overall it's definitely lacking something compared to 1 & 2.

I would have to disagree with you on the visuals. I find them very Blizzard and very well done. However on the zoom I am with you 100%. The SUPER ZOOM or no zoom seems very silly to me. I guess it is just to check your character, but there are situations I want to zoom in a bit, but not crazy zoom.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
3. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 4, 2012, 23:25 MattyC
 
I feel like this is very much like SW:TOR to me. A game I would like, but not with the monthly fee. I just don't feel the MMO is viable here.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2012, 14:09 MattyC
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 4, 2012, 12:51:
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2012, 12:47:
ASeven wrote on May 4, 2012, 12:26:
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2012, 11:07:
ASeven wrote on May 4, 2012, 10:10:
Well, seems it's becoming official though we knew it all along, Windows 8 is terrible. And having to pay for Media Center? Holy shit, the DLC concept finally hit Windows itself.

Think I'll stick with Win7 for a long, long time by the looks of it.

Didn't they do this with Win95 or 98 or Me or whichever? I'm pretty sure one of those had some kind of add-on pack that allowed DVD playback, which makes some degree of sense - DVD playback costs them money but isn't used by too many people. It wasn't used by too many back in the day and it's falling back to not being used by too many again now.


As for that review, take it with a grain of salt as it's from a huge Linux nut, but I don't think this surprises anyone:

Oh yes the Linux bias there is very strong, still some of the stuff he says makes sense to what I've been hearing from other people testing Win8, that it's a disaster for a desktop or laptop PC, it seems to have been made with a focus more on mobile and tablet experience rather than desktop.

I expect Win8 to be the new Vista and to follow the usual pattern of Microsoft Windows releases, good, bad, good, bad. Win7 was the Good one, Windows8 seems to be on target to be again one of the Bad Windows.

Vista wasn't that bad. Intel was the one dropping the ball there.
But yeah, for a strong Linux bias it was a pretty fair analysis, or seemed to me. I haven't used Windows 8 and am not planning to anytime soon, outside of a phone and tablet, where I think the OS not only makes sense but could be great.

Vista wasn't bad if you compare it to ME. If you compare it to 98, XP, or 7? It's pretty bad.

Vista was fine if you ran it on newer hardware. Most of the people that 'hated it' just read something on the internet about it and then repeated it. The same complaints (drivers, RAM, using more resources) fit their precious XP on its release. And UAC was a good thing, it just needed to be tuned.
 
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News Comments > Ridge Racer Unbounded Demo
5. Re: Ridge Racer Unbounded Demo May 4, 2012, 13:39 MattyC
 
To be honest, I had no idea the RR series was still alive and kicking.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 26, 2012, 09:52 MattyC
 
Macs are far from malware/virus proof. That said, the Kaspersky is absurd. The security holes and quasi run-as-root that was Windows 10 years ago hasn't been present in OS X and isn't coming back. It is a stupid headline intended to grab views on pure absurdity.  
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News Comments > Linux Steam Plans Confirmed
46. Re: Linux Steam Plans Confirmed Apr 26, 2012, 09:45 MattyC
 
DNForever wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 08:19:
So what's the best linux? I might try it if I get bored this summer/if Windows 8 really sucks.


LittleMe wrote on Apr 26, 2012, 04:08:
DNForever wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 13:35:
Gaming is really the only reason most of us ever use Windows.

Speak for yourself Jack! Let's see... games, internet, documents, music, watching videos... yeah I use Windows for everything. I have no interest in fucking with Linux, but can kind of understand the appeal of a free system.

The things you mention can be done in Linux just fine. Gaming is where Linux really takes a back seat to windows. That is, games made by big developers run great in Windows and too often either don't work or take a lot of work to run in Wine.

Gaming is what is keeping Windows relevant for a lot of people, me included. They stand to lose a lot if they lose the PC gaming market. I applaud Valve for this Linux push.


Overall any disto will be workable for you now. This isn't like the late 90s - early 00s where many required voodoo and the promise of your first born child just to boot up. I haven't really been into Linux distros for a while now, but if you are new I would stick with something like Ubuntu. Windows 7 is fine for me. Plus I got sick of messing around with the driver hell that is Linux. If you are only putting it on a desktop with lots of standard stuff you should be fine though.
 
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News Comments > Linux Steam Plans Confirmed
6. Re: Linux Steam Plans Confirmed Apr 25, 2012, 10:57 MattyC
 
Jivaro wrote on Apr 25, 2012, 10:39:
Even if it's use is relatively small, even compared to Mac, I still think this a good idea. It gives developers, particularly indie developers, another platform with an easy distribution and sales method. It provides players with another potential platform, and I just don't see the "bad" in that.

I assume that is the motivation here. That is assuming this is more than just an iOS style 'chat and shop, no play' release (and it sounds like it is).
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Specs
18. Re: Max Payne 3 Specs Apr 24, 2012, 00:09 MattyC
 
Am I the only one that thinks the CPU req is somewhat high end compared to the 2006-2007 era video card and RAM reqs?  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up
11. Re: Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up Apr 21, 2012, 13:12 MattyC
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 23:03:
Ok so I played the SNES version, there was a Genesis version, and a Sega CD version also right? Of the SNES/Genesis version, which would you say is the best.

Both are good, but I greatly preferred the Genesis version. The Sega CD game was never released in English.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
135. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 21, 2012, 13:07 MattyC
 
Not sure how so many players had trouble. I had been in the beta, I hadn't played in a while, but I hopped on. No issues. Though the character wipe had me give up quickly.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up
5. Re: Shadowrun Returns Exclusive Level Follow-up Apr 19, 2012, 22:52 MattyC
 
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 22:16:
nin wrote on Apr 19, 2012, 21:42:
Yeah, I think folks are kind of focusing on one small detail. As long as it's an awesome game (and now a second city!), I'll be totally happy.

While I was initially the most excited about Double Fine, I think the interest in this one and Wasteland has slightly surpassed it. But I can't wait to see all 3.

Really glad this one made it's funding, as it looks like it has a lot of promise.


I chipped in 60 on this one, Shadowrun is prolly my favorite genesis game of all time so it was a pretty easy decision.

I would just like to add that I too loved the Genesis Shadowrun. Such a great game for the era. Also a really neat universe (though I never really played the regular game).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts?
36. Re: Diablo III Beta Open to All Battle.net Accounts? Apr 18, 2012, 14:29 MattyC
 
Optional nickname wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 14:08:
This is nothing but starcraft skinned with wow heroes

... what? Stunned
 
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News Comments > etc, etc.
26. Re: etc, etc. Apr 17, 2012, 22:44 MattyC
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 09:17:
Because that is not what happened, if people are stupid retards and give their money to childs play thinking that it'll effect the ending of ME3... well that is their problem. Fact is that any donated money is good money, and PA plays corporate shill here.

You can believe their statement of course, and then you can look at their "review" of ME and their statements regarding the ending. And maybe take a look how much money EA has given them ;p

Not that I know how much, but it'd be Interesting to know. Given that PA runs PAX

... If you think PA was payed for their coverage of ME3 you must either believe that ME3 devs will pay for ANY coverage (good or bad) or that they somehow think neutral coverage is positive and worth bribing for. I mean really go look at what PA said about ME3. Other than the demo coverage I would call it neutral at best. Basically just seems like the internet getting into edrama for the sake of edrama to me.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest F2P Stats
3. Re: EverQuest F2P Stats Apr 17, 2012, 22:41 MattyC
 
Crazy that EQ is still around. That said I still sometimes log into WoW if they give me free time so I guess I can't say anything. Even if it is just to catch up with 'e-friends'.  
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News Comments > etc, etc.
22. Re: etc, etc. Apr 10, 2012, 19:36 MattyC
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 01:30:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Apr 10, 2012, 01:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 9, 2012, 20:16:
Ever since Penny Arcade got all douche bag over the ME3 ending child's play donation thing I have removed that site from my feeds....

As someone who doesn't follow Penny Arcade drama, what was this about?

Apparently people were donating money to Child's Play thinking the money was going to go towards buying a new ending for Mass Effect 3:

http://tinyurl.com/86znmsy

... I don't get it. Why are people mad at PA over that?
 
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News Comments > Epic Making PC Exclusive Game
52. Re: Epic Making PC Exclusive Game Apr 8, 2012, 21:53 MattyC
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 20:14:
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2012, 19:39:
That quote was from 2010.

That's the whole fucking point of the quote, to read how much of a hypocrites those cunts are and that people don't forget what Epic once said and will keep saying after the next consoles come out, no matter how short-lived they will be.

That only applies if you have a very short memory. Epic has done a lot of PC stuff, supported their products for a long time (even flops like the last Unreal Tourney), has included great editors and mod tools, and given out free mini expansion packs for their games. People want to throw a hissy fit about Gears, but sorry I remember a lot of other things they did.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Free on GOG.com
28. Re: Fallout Free on GOG.com<br> The original <b>Fallout</b> is being offered on <a href= Apr 6, 2012, 14:17 MattyC
 
Icewind wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 10:10:
MattyC wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 09:44:
Nepumuk wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 05:35:
I did not remember that many cave rats.

I didn't snag the GoG version, but I recently played though my original copy (in DOSbox, good luck getting that damn thing working in Windows) and I thought the same thing about the beginning. It is still a great game, but some nostalgia was ruined. 'It is door trim' or something like that was the other big &#3232;_&#3232; for me. I was just thinking 'Who thought to put this in? Did anyone ever want to see this?'. Seemed pretty obvious anyone who ever got that was trying to click on the door itself.

Odd. You have problems with the windows version of Fallout? I've installed it on 5 different rigs of mine, from Windows 95 to Windows vista ultimate x64 and have never had a problem.

Matter of fact, when it came out it was the first game that made me stop whining about how games didn't have DOS install options. After Diablo 1 ran so well in Win95, I installed the WIN95 executable of Fallout, saw it ran excellently, and never went back to DOS again.

Well, until DOSbox.

It would never install for me under Windows. Though I didn't put too much effort into fixing the problem. If a game has a DOS option and it gives me any trouble in Windows, to DOSbox it goes.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Free on GOG.com
23. Re: Fallout Free on GOG.com<br> The original <b>Fallout</b> is being offered on <a href= Apr 6, 2012, 09:44 MattyC
 
Nepumuk wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 05:35:
I did not remember that many cave rats.

I didn't snag the GoG version, but I recently played though my original copy (in DOSbox, good luck getting that damn thing working in Windows) and I thought the same thing about the beginning. It is still a great game, but some nostalgia was ruined. 'It is door trim' or something like that was the other big &#3232;_&#3232; for me. I was just thinking 'Who thought to put this in? Did anyone ever want to see this?'. Seemed pretty obvious anyone who ever got that was trying to click on the door itself.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
27. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 14:56 MattyC
 
Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 14:53:
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:41:
Funkinator wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:30:
Anybody got concrete info on what 2d means?

Uh, did you ever play the Shadowrun game on SNES or Genesis? That's my guess.

Nope.

This? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5mg5EFK00k

That is the SNES version. It was fun, but I preferred the Genesis one. The two were very very different.

EDIT: To clarify they weren't ports of the same game. They were two totally different games that happened to share the same universe and name.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter
1. Re: Shadowrun Returns Kickstarter Apr 4, 2012, 10:51 MattyC
 
Possibly interesting. I never played the original 'game' game, but I did greatly enjoy the Genesis video game. Had a pretty interesting universe.  
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