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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
6. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 22:13 NKD
 
Lots of little kids just get the demo but can't get the ol' parental units to sign off on buying the full game because they hate fun, or because they know their little spawns are annoying as fuck and don't wish to subject the rest of the Internet to their griefing and fugly cobblestone monstrosities.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
7. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 25, 2014, 19:52 NKD
 
GameAnger wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 19:31:
Talisorn wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 18:56:
Cutter wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 18:30:
I so fucking hate Actiblizz now. It actually makes me froth up black bile from the pits of Hell when I even think about them. If Bobby Nodick died of hemorrhoids tomorrow I'd break out the champagne.

So clearly you don't have a strong opinion on the subject?

Which is ironic since all he does is bag the game / company, yet isnt subbed.

Personally $60 to me is less than 2 hours work. Compare this to leveling an entire character to 90, I like the idea.

Sadly I have 6 over 85 characters. Like Fuck am I paying $60 to increase 3 or 4 bloody levels though

I really like this idea as well. Plus, people who don't play and only bitch from the sidelines wouldn't know this, but you've been able to essentially buy your way most of the way to the cap for a long time now using Refer A Friend 300% XP boost and level grants. And it cost you about $60 when all was said and done unless you caught a sale. The only hassle was running the second copy of WoW for the other character, but my friends are constantly doing this shit.

So people have been paying Blizzard for this service for a long time, just in a more convoluted manner. They are simply streamlining the process.
 
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News Comments > PC Deus Ex: The Fall Next Month
14. Re: PC Deus Ex: The Fall Next Month Feb 25, 2014, 12:08 NKD
 
$10? Worth a shot I guess. Not expecting much though. Just keep working on the proper sequel guys...  
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
114. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2014, 07:50 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 04:23:
So yeah guys, my first 20mins of gameplay? Enjoying it quite a bit. It's more or less true to the game, and there's no shortage of lewts to grab but some of it's tricky. Only playing it on medium atm, do a true playthrough when I'm done the first run. Turning off contextual "help" and prompts makes it more challenging as well.

To anyone who doesn't like the game? That's okay, I'm enjoying it. I'll get my $34 out of it without a doubt.

Oh and if you're looking for a x/10 rating? 20mins in, I'd give it a solid 7.8-8.3/10 give or take. I don't mind the voice acting at all, and find the interaction so far decent.

First major map, the one that people were posting images about earlier? Not really holding true. I've so far found 4 alternate paths compared to the one taken in the video.

Oh and "non-exclusive fullscreen" listed as "exclusive fullscreen" works beautifully in win8.1x64 for alt-tabbing with zero issues, lag, slowdown/crashes or other issues. I'd be interested to hear if the same holds true in win7.

And if anyone wants to see the main map area in chapter 1 here it is.
http://imgur.com/1oN7zx5

I've been playing it a bit tonight and your experience mirrors my own. I just don't see what all the bitching was about. I truly don't. These horrible glaring flaws people talked about in the reviews are orders of magnitude less dire than they led us to believe. They are barely worthy of mention. Maybe if I put more hours in I'll understand, but so far so good. It doesn't even really feel like a franchise reboot, IMHO. It's just another Thief game. You'd have to set it on easiest difficulty and run around being a psycho to not get the Thief experience, and that'd be your own fault.

Looking at some of the reviews again, I feel like most of the reviewers didn't understand the point of a Thief game and they were expecting something more flashy like a Deus Ex.

On the other end of the spectrum you have the die-hard Thief "fans" who have been swearing up and down that the game was going to suck for YEARS. These guys are so invested in their own opinion that they are psychologically incapable of enjoying the game.

If I put a few more hours into the game and everything goes to hell, I'll have to change my view on the game, but like I said, so far so good.

 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
84. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2014, 21:38 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 21:27:
NKD wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 21:17:
As an aside, can someone tell me when we started lending weight to Metacritic around here?
Never. Any long time poster knows that metacritic is nothing but a epeen stroking contest and angst city much like tumblr.

I started actually laughing when I read "Tumblr"

But yeah I don't understand the fascination about Metacritic. Weren't people here just talking about how great Banished is or something? Its Metacritic is only a couple points higher than Thief.

A game with a Metacritic score of ~70 could have a user score of 8.9 (Banished) or a user score of 1.9 (CoD Ghosts). It's such a useless circlejerk that tells you nothing.

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NKD wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 21:17:
As an aside, can someone tell me when we started lending weight to Metacritic around here? Last I checked the consensus here was that big game critics had no fucking clue what they were talking about and gave scores based on how much the publishers paid them in ad buys, and that there were much better ways to decide on a purchase.

But suddenly we've got some guy literally jerking off his tiny penis to a mediocre Metacritic score?

The funny part is that no one else really cares if new Thief is good or bad but he is inexplicably invested in the outcome. Last time I checked this board was full of Thief fans who will be hugely critical of this game no matter what Metacritic says, this is not a place known for apologists.

Yeah I don't know what his problem is. Take the risk, or wait and see. No reason to get excited either way. I guess someone at Eidos on the Thief team was banging his wife or something while he was out of town at a Star Trek convention.

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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
79. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 21:17 NKD
 
As an aside, can someone tell me when we started lending weight to Metacritic around here? Last I checked the consensus here was that big game critics had no fucking clue what they were talking about and gave scores based on how much the publishers paid them in ad buys, and that there were much better ways to decide on a purchase.

But suddenly we've got some guy literally jerking off his tiny penis to a mediocre Metacritic score?

Is this Blue's News or GameFAQs?
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
72. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 18:48 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 18:36:
harlock wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:11:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 16:27:
I didn't really get the "bury head in sand" thing either. Did anyone? For some reason you seem to think that respecting the opinion of a particular critic is akin to burying one's head in the sand - is that right?

no thats not it

if you dont want to understand it, you wont.. plain and simple - and thats another aspect ImOof the same thing.. which makes it all so tidy

if you want the game to be good, its going to affect your judgment.. if you want to be critical, that will affect your judgment

if you want to gloss over things, that will affect your judgment.. if you want to see clearly, that will affect your judgment

hopefully you have a better picture by now, if not, go ahead and blame yourself

How the hell did I not peg you for Space Captain earlier? This makes this your... what, 3rd alter ego since being banned? I thought you were too good for this place?

Let's face it, we're probably not getting a lot of legitimate new users. If you see a new-ish account, it's probably a sockpuppet.
 
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News Comments > Craig Scott Leaves CCP for Bigpoint
2. Re: Craig Scott Leaves CCP for Bigpoint Feb 24, 2014, 18:22 NKD
 
Ludomancer wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:44:
Dear Craig,
Have fun convincing your corporate overlords to step outside the dry and dated formula that MMO's are today.
We look forward to the new version of WoW.


Bigpoint makes mostly casual free to plays, not big titles meant to compete with WoW. For example, they made Battlestar Galactica Online, which isn't exactly a WoW clone. Their games may not be on the same level of depth or popularity as big name MMOs, but they are different.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
52. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 16:04 NKD
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 15:55:
Because their website is getting hammered, here's a copy and paste of the Sneaky Bastards Thief Review. So painful.

I am reveling in this. How many of you pre-ordered? Did you learn your lesson yet?

Didn't preorder because I wasn't really following the game. Wasn't going to buy, but I watched TotalBiscuit's review and now I am fairly confident I'll be getting my money's worth on this one.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
32. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 13:45 NKD
 
harlock wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 13:34:

shouldnt "good enough for you" be based on how much you like it?

Unfortunately since game demos are a thing of the past, I have to rely on a reviewer who has demonstrated a similar taste in games.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
26. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 13:25 NKD
 
TotalBiscuit seemed to like it a lot. Good enough for me.  
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News Comments > Square Enix on More PC FINAL FANTASY
9. Re: Square Enix on More PC FINAL FANTASY Feb 20, 2014, 14:36 NKD
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 09:53:
I'm more interested in a remake of VI and to a lesser extent V. Classic style FF gameplay, with a good story and updated graphics. Yes please.

I'm more interested in some _new_ Final Fantasy games with de-updated graphics more along the lines of FF6... maybe I'm crazy but I felt that style of sprite work had a lot of soul.
 
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News Comments > PC Line of Defense Tactics Released
5. Re: PC Line of Defense Tactics Released Feb 11, 2014, 21:48 NKD
 
DEREK SMART
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The ritual is complete.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
21. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 8, 2014, 16:15 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Feb 8, 2014, 14:39:
Uh, iMax has been doing fine for decades. Their screens are curved.

Yes, but are they "better"?

3D is awesome when it is done right. Avatar, The Hobbit, Tin Tin, Wreck It Ralph - All done in native 3D, all look great in the theater and on my 55" LG.

Until I can watch a 3D movie without looking like a retarded Robocop with those goofy glasses I don't give a rodent's rectum about 3D movies.

Dunno where you're watching your movies, but at the theater I go to they basically just look like a cheap pair of sunglasses.
 
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News Comments > Valve Prevails in German Lawsuit
11. Re: Valve Prevails in German Lawsuit Feb 7, 2014, 16:29 NKD
 
How would reselling "used" digital licenses work anyway? I don't really see that being a very profitable business model unless someone is taking a nice healthy cut.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.8M Subscribers
1. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials - WoW at 7.8M Subscribers Feb 6, 2014, 18:49 NKD
 
Not surprised to see a slight uptick in subscribers. Anecdotally, I know a lot of people who largely skipped Pandaria that have resubbed to check out the how the story wraps up in Siege of Orgrimmar, or level new toons to play a different character as main in WoD. They'll get a bigger boost when they ship Warlords. (Rumor has it, this summer.)  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $38M
26. Re: Star Citizen Passes $38M Feb 6, 2014, 03:55 NKD
 
Tom wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 23:20:
Another Star Citizen post, another raft of BN regulars pissing all over it. *yawn*

I've come to hope the game is successful JUST to prove you guys wrong.

No one on this site ever admits being wrong. Blue's regulars are Masters of mental gymnastics capable of twisting anything they've said in the past into being technically correct, the best kind of correct.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2014, 12:23 NKD
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:39:

Holy shit, nin, we touch a nerve or something?

I have to raise my hand on the 'no one uses Win7/x86' thing, though. I absolutely do use it, and often. Some of my systems here at home don't have over 4gb of RAM and really are just upgraded from XP recently anyway. Plus, while the system may have newer parts inside, the peripherals that are hooked to it are older (printers, scanners, webcams) and as such, I can't find x64 drivers for some of them. In addition, some apps and games that the family uses (who aren't 'hardcore') have troubles with Win7/x64 that I'd rather not have to deal with, so it's easier to install 32-bit Win7 when upgrading them from XP (after prying said OS out of their unwilling hands)...

=-Rigs-=

What the fuck? I wasn't even aware it was possible to write a driver for the new Vista/7 driver model that didn't work with x64... I was under the impression it was unified. I've never had to work on drivers though so maybe I'm just being ignorant.

Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 12:22:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 12:05:

What the horse shit? 3Mbit? Rofl, I haven't been keeping up to date on EQN news... that pretty much makes this game unplayable for me(and most people in the US?) because of ISP monthly bandwidth caps.

Sigh, oh well. It's probably not going to be anything special anyway. *Sour Grapes*

Err what? 3Mbit is probably just an upper requirement for initial loads, I highly doubt it's actively streaming at that rate the entire time.

If it's anything like Minecraft, then you'll be chugging bandwidth while you load new areas and explore, but just standing around on your claim of land or mining you won't be using a lot. The 3Mbit is probably what they think you'll need to avoid traveling faster than your PC can load new terrain.
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
12. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 10:45 NKD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:07:
I wonder how much they'll trim off the requirements to play this game as Alpha and Beta are introduced. Otherwise, they've already severed a fair portion of the gaming community with fairly steep specs so this is just another step in that direction.

I mean, even if you have the machine to run this game well, it still has a 10Mbps 'minimum' requirement tagged on which means folks like me would have to upgrade their internet service if it remains unchanged.

...yeah, I have a 7Mbps connection...

They've got it down to a 3Mbit minimum so far. The issue is that since the terrain is made of voxels and it's a large seamless world, they can't store static meshes of the world on your hard drive. It's like Minecraft in that you're streaming the terrain data to your system on the fly.

As for the 64-bit requirement. Dealing with a voxel world that's got significantly more voxel density than something like Minecraft just makes for a lot of data. You need the extra memory. They couldn't make the game 32-bit compatible because it would mean sacrificing the very scale of the world.

There was a post, I can't find it now, about how switching some database stuff to 64-bit was an enormous performance boost, and solved a lot of crashin.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 31, 2014, 12:47 NKD
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 31, 2014, 12:21:
This game looks so horrible.

The kickstarter video where they mention it's group based like 1000 times in the span of 12 minutes. Yeah, we get it, you're remaking EQ. Have fun with that.

Their Kickstarter hasn't had much success either. According to Kicktraq it looks like even on the generous side of the projection, they come up short of their goal rather significantly.
 
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