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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2014, 18:48 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 18:05:
Shocker that your data is not safe in the cloud. I'm sure the Fappening Part 3 is around the corner.

Your data is plenty safe as long as you're not a moron who chooses a shitty password and doesn't opt-in to any kind of two-factor auth.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Sep 21, 2014, 20:32 NKD
 
This shit just never ends.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2014, 20:11 NKD
 
What's a newspaper?  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 20, 2014, 11:06 NKD
 
Doesn't really change anything.

Kickstarter has no teeth. They aren't big enough to go after creators who fail to deliver, nor should they even try. They are just a platform there to facilitate the funding of projects. They can ban scammers and shutdown very questionable project pages, but they cannot guarantee any level of satisfaction or pressure creators into compliance.

The burden is on you, the consumer, to make those subjective calls that decide who is deserving of your money and who isn't. The whole reason they exist is so we can make that decision for ourselves for projects where normally we wouldn't even get the CHANCE to say "Yeah, I'd buy this." let alone actually put up a bit of money to get it going.

No amount of re-wording their terms of use will make Kickstarter any more or less risky. Use it like a glorified pre-order and you're going to get burned. Be smarter in who you back, and you'll have much more success.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2014, 08:37 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:30:
NKD wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:01:
Cutter's legal knowledge once again shown to be fucking laughable.

Why'd you use the word "legal?"

Does seem a needless distinction, considering.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2014, 05:01 NKD
 
Cutter's legal knowledge once again shown to be fucking laughable.  
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
20. Re: Into the Black Sep 19, 2014, 00:34 NKD
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 23:33:
Meh. Better than people give it credit for but way worse than it should have been.

But the more they release the closer we get to an HD port of Tactics.

Yeah, this is definitely a better title than people really admit.

The typical gripes:

1) The combat is too easy. This gets harder later on to the point where people who've been "pressing A to win" are going to not know what's going on or why they are getting their shit pushed in.

But yes for the first half of the game it's fairly easy. It's definitely still beneficial to put some thought into your paradigms for basically the whole game though. If you're sitting there with three all three dudes in Commando mode you're going to have a hard time getting any enemy into stagger.

And by the time you're farming Adamantoises or Shaolong Guis at the end you've got to be extremely quick on the controller to get efficient timely kills, and be very picky about your paradigm deck. In some cases, if you are too slow switching paradigms and can't get in enough damage during your first stagger or get a leg knocked out on one of those big guys, it's actually faster to just reload your save and try again for perfect execution than to finish the kill.

There are some very unforgiving battles.

And

2) The game is linear. Yes, mostly. It follows the same basic concept as FFX in this regard, yet for some reason FFX is a typical fan favorite, in the Top 3 for almost all FF fans.

In FFX you went on a linear progression through mostly linear levels until late game when you get the airship and the world opened up a bit. The same thing happens in 13 except you're using those warp things. In 13 you can't backtrack along that linear path quite as far or as often. In some cases you could backtrack in FFX, but you rarely ever did.

In fact, having recently replayed 13 and having also recently played the FFX Remaster for PS3, I'd say that FF13 has more land-mass and content in the freeform late game than FFX did.

FF13 does a particularly bad job of masking that linearity though, which is why I think people notice it more.

Either way, I enjoyed 13, and enjoyed 13-2 even more so.

 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
9. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 18, 2014, 20:39 NKD
 
Excellent. Everything pre-13 I can emulate well on PC. Nice to see a 'newer' title being ported to PC, seeing as how emulating it is years and years off.

I hope the port doesn't suck.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 17:30 NKD
 
Can we just stop having the Op Ed section? Thanks.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2014, 21:07 NKD
 
SirKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 21:03:
PHJF wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 20:53:
If an elevator opens and Kitana is inside...


Leave nothing but the nuts hanging out.
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What if it's Mileena?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 16, 2014, 19:17 NKD
 
J wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 03:16:
MLG? Is that a card game?

You're thinking of MTG. MLG is Massachusetts Lawn & Garden, an organization for the more horticultural types.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
105. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 00:50 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 00:05:
It's been a very long time since Notch has actually done anything on Minecraft, though, be it design or actual coding, and the people that have been doing it all came with the deal.

Yep. Notch isn't some creative visionary or technical whiz in terms of programming. He effectively got lucky, and has admitted as much. There's nothing you really gain by convincing Notch to stay.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row Creative Director Joins Valve
4. Re: Saints Row Creative Director Joins Valve Sep 15, 2014, 12:20 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:24:
Guess he got tired of doing actual work so it's off to Valve for a vacation for a few years.

Actually agreeing with Cutter on this one. This guy gets to goof off and shoot other workers with Nerf guns now instead of having to actually ship titles.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
23. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 11:22 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:53:
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Not sure how much sense this makes for MS, but definitely a good deal for the founders of Mojang. Congrats!
Yeah I can't figure it out either. I mean sure, minecraft is interesting but I grew up and out of legos when I was around 10. I couldn't ever understand the appeal of it. But congrats for making something and getting bought out for an insane amount of money.

I feel like Minecraft has already had its success. How much steam is left in it? $2.5 billion worth? I'm not sure it is. You'd have to sell a lot of t-shirts and foam diamond swords to get that money back.

Minecraft is popular, and has a lot of players, but those players have already bought in and aren't interested in buying in more for stuff they've already been getting for free from the modding community.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
12. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 10:46 NKD
 
Not sure how much sense this makes for MS, but definitely a good deal for the founders of Mojang. Congrats!  
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News Comments > Trion Worlds DDoSed
3. Re: Trion Worlds DDoSed Sep 14, 2014, 12:44 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:58:
Wonder if it's from the same folks who did this to Blizzard when 2.1 went live.

Hard to say. Anyone can rent a botnet these days.
 
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
56. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 12, 2014, 17:03 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 15:47:
I'll pirate this as a reward for the delay. Thanks for nothing, you fuckers!

I'll pirate it because I've already purchased GTA5 and don't intend to buy it at full price again. I don't play their silly little double-dipping game. If they make a decent game, I'll buy it once, probably at a discount. Buying it twice at full price? I'll leave that shit to our resident Rockstar shill down below.
 
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News Comments > PC GTA5 in January
44. Re: PC GTA5 in January Sep 12, 2014, 14:12 NKD
 
They trying to get full price for this thing?  
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News Comments > Line of Defense Presales; Early Access Next Week
7. Re: Line of Defense Presales; Early Access Next Week Sep 10, 2014, 22:33 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 22:01:
Dude ought to change his name. He can't ever get any work done because he is constantly being summoned to some web forum!

The summoning ritual hasn't been too effective these last few years.
 
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News Comments > Line of Defense Presales; Early Access Next Week
3. Re: Line of Defense Presales; Early Access Next Week Sep 10, 2014, 21:28 NKD
 
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