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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 4, 2014, 13:11 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:01:
“Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks,” the Windows 10 preview terms state. “Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.”

AWESOME!

I knew it all sounded too good to be true.

Don't use a technical preview for anything remotely sensitive if you don't want MS to have that information. As far as I know, this isn't new. They do a TON of automated data collection for tech previews. They rely primarily on this data rather than manually submitted feedback.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
2. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Oct 4, 2014, 04:04 NKD
 
KTR wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 02:11:
The reviews are pretty negative.

That's not what I've seen. If anything the reviews are all over the place. Some people really fucking love it, other people seem to hate it.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
36. Re: Game Reviews Oct 4, 2014, 03:56 NKD
 
Task wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 20:41:
NKD wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 17:38:
Task wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 16:56:
The story, despite the retcon (ripley daughter), seems to not be too over done.

Ripley's daughter isn't really a retcon. She was mentioned in a scene in the Special Edition of Aliens back in the early 90s. She died in her 70s or something while Ripley was still in cryo.

That's not what I mean. I already know her daughter exists, since I have the special edition. What I mean is they made a 'connection' to the films and are making up her daughter's story.

Basically its not stupid crap like Gearbox's childish attempt at story telling in ACM, but its also not necessary.

I don't really see a problem in fleshing out an existing character rather than inventing a new one. In the Shadow of Mordor thread people were bitching and whining about them making a new dude instead of using some existing character. Game developers just can't win apparently.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 3, 2014, 20:11 NKD
 
Who the fuck is this guy even? And what is that website?  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches
4. Re: Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches Oct 3, 2014, 20:07 NKD
 
Is there anything to do in the game yet? Last I checked in on it there wasn't much to do.  
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News Comments > NASCAR '14 Demo
1. Re: NASCAR '14 Demo Oct 3, 2014, 18:04 NKD
 
Left Turn Simulator 2014. Get hype!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 18:00 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 16:48:
So as far as I know, Microsoft hasn't announced any real benefits that Windows 10 will offer. So why buy it?

It's Windows. It'll be the same as we've seen for decades. Iteration on what is already there. Little improvements throughout. The occasional major revamp of one or two elements. There's never really been any incentive to buy each and every version of Windows.

I upgraded from Windows 7 to 8/8.1 because I got it for free and the myriad tiny improvements throughout were well worth the time invested in installing it. But if I had to pay full price, I wouldn't have bothered and would have just waited for 9/10.

The thing is, operating systems are not sexy. They are very difficult to market because there is nothing revolutionary about them. They are an evolutionary, iterative product. They have thousands of tiny features, many of which get silently improved from version to version. Change it too much, and people freak out at the idea of change. Look at Windows 8/8.1. Don't use the Metro crap and it's basically just Windows 7 with a few improvements here and there. But even that caused people such as yourself to have the opinion that it's a completely broken OS that sucks.

So, yeah, there's no "must install right now" factor to it, but there never has been for Windows. You've always been fine being a version or two behind.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
24. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 17:38 NKD
 
Task wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 16:56:
The story, despite the retcon (ripley daughter), seems to not be too over done.

Ripley's daughter isn't really a retcon. She was mentioned in a scene in the Special Edition of Aliens back in the early 90s. She died in her 70s or something while Ripley was still in cryo.
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
25. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 17:18 NKD
 
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 17:11:
Damn, from reading you guys comments this does sound pretty sweet. I often reminisce about the good ol' UO days. Wonder if i can break into peoples houses and clean them out like i could in UO?

If it's not a game mechanic, I'm sure one of the hundreds of available cheats will make it possible!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2014, 13:19 NKD
 
Start a Patreon to cover costs. I'm sure many of us would be willing to pitch in, especially if you offer some good rewards like permanently banning Cutter.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
20. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 3, 2014, 10:32 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 09:13:
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

We've seen what happens when Obsidian rushes so your cynicism is a bit silly.

I'd be very scared of an Obsidian title that was "on time."
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
8. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 10:24 NKD
 
Game is a fucking mess, and I suspect most of those 2 million registered accounts are not actually playing anymore.

The game places a huge amount of trust in the client application which allows for some pretty ridiculous cheating that goes way beyond just your typical teleport hack.

The game is almost like a comical parody of what a sandbox game could or should be. The one guy I know still playing is only playing because he gets a good laugh out of seeing the ridiculous bugs, exploits and outright cheating and how liberally they are utilized in PvP.

Here's a screenshot of a bunch of Korean-named mobs killing people. Why is that unusual you ask? Because those aren't supposed to be there. Someone summoned them in using packet spoofing. From a code standpoint, there's zero excuse for why that should be possible.

And this shit runs rampant. You can give yourself buffs, remove debuffs, etc. And supposedly Trion cannot fix it. They are reliant on code drops from the mothership in Korea for this stuff, and they are on a significantly older patch of the game than Korea.

It's an unmitigated disaster.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2014, 14:58 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 14:24:
Windows 10 start menu looks horrible compared to windows 7, even without the "metro" tiles it looks like someone's first day on the job attempt at making a start menu.

Start menu is for grandmas and morons anyway. WinKey + Type a few chars to get at less used stuff combined with most used stuff stickied to your taskbar eliminates any need for it. The good part of this is that in Win 8.1 by default that WinKey screen is full screen, in Windows 10, it won't be.

The Start menu is nothing anyone on this site should be concerned about. It's basically the training wheels for navigating Windows. It's slow and inefficient, but it's intuitive in a kind of old-fashioned way that appeals to people used to filing cabinets.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
23. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 2, 2014, 13:16 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 13:05:
Quinn wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 10:36:
This just sounds so... I want to say unfair. Once you actually read user reviews and they all or most of them praise the game; you watch user gameplay videos and they look really good to you, you're basically saying you'd still wait for this massive discount. Wtf. :\
Unfair is what DA2 did to everyone, my fairness extends to offering them *some* money in return.

What was unfair about DA2? Did you not have the exact. same. option. for DA2? I.e. wait for reviews and then wait for price to hit something you felt was good value?
 
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4. Re: etc. Oct 2, 2014, 10:07 NKD
 
One of the most disgusting hate-filled Twitter feeds I've ever seen outside of intentional troll accounts and Westboro Baptist Church.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
18. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 2, 2014, 09:57 NKD
 
Task wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 09:42:
I Have DA2... and its UI is heavily inspired by the console version. It's DA1 that has the heavy mouse/keyboard UI. Facts and knowledge right back at you. DA2's interface was boring and streamlined, DA3 looks like boring/streamlined/smartphone Version 2.0.

The endless obsession in this age with minimalist UI is upon us, in the age of Apple, smartphones, and ... stuff.

Boring? Streamlined? Would you rather it were "exciting" and "unintuitive"? It sounds to me like you actually WANT a shitty, inefficient UI. The UI is there to allow you to play the game, nothing more, nothing less. I don't want my screen covered in UI elements when I'm trying to experience a world.

If the UI is functional and fast and has been modified to respond appropriate to mouse interaction, it's good.

Every time I see you bitch about UIs I get the impression that you want your screen looking like this
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
16. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 2, 2014, 09:40 NKD
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 06:39:
Julio wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 06:28:
Quinn wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 05:53:
I still love the way they make their role-playing games such an immersive, cinematic, story-heavy experience. It's the thing I desperately miss in every kickstarter release out there.

I'm finding Wasteland 2 and Divinity Original Sin to be immersive and have enough story for me. As far as cinematics, I'm fine with dropping those to have more gameplay.

I like those games too, but I don't find them immersive nor their story engaging enough to return to the game. For me, those games are basically just gameplay. They are good for variety but I'd probably stop gaming if games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age or The Witcher (I know, not Bioware but same idea) would die out and we're left with games like Wasteland 2 and DOS.

I have to agree with you on this. Games like that just aren't the same. In those types of games I don't have characters I love or hate, and there's so little effort at world building that it takes me forever to actually get pulled in to a playthrough. I'll usually have 2 or 3 false starts because for me, the story and lore set the hook in an RPG.

For me, things like DOS and Wasteland 2 are RPGs for min-maxing character sheet obsessives. They are 100% about mastering the numbers. Not everyone has always played RPGs that way. I do it, sometimes, but a lot of times I'm far more interested in a compelling setting and characters to love or hate.

Not every game has to be a playable movie, but like you I'd be extremely saddened if we saw an end of things like ME, DA, and Witcher.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released
78. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Released Oct 2, 2014, 03:07 NKD
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 02:25:
Quinn wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 10:40:
A tip for new-comers:

Exactly like the Arkham games, it's best NOT to roam from the start but at least do the first 5 or 6 main missions before you start acting like the completionist that you are. Those first main missions unlock skills and game features that add layers this game really needs.

Ok I'm gonna reply/add to my own comment here, because when the shitty fudge do we actually get the skills that are advertized in every single PR video of this game? I mean the option to let an Uruk SPY ON, ASSASSINATE or THREAT other Uruks? I'm already at 10/20 Main Missions looking at my progress bar and so far all I've been able to do is gain INTELL and KILL and do powerstruggle quests that are a big questionmark to me. Why should I care if a lower Uruk rises in power or not if I can't convert the fucker

You unlock Brand at the beginning of the second map. Death Threat is an ability you have to buy in the skill tree.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Oct 2, 2014, 02:25 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 01:14:

You do realize that the previous two Dragon Age games had their own unique UI for PC, right? And that this one will be no different?

Get out of here with your facts and knowledge and shit. You're interrupting the circlejerk.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Content Update Adds Ghosts; Pools Coming
4. Re: The Sims 4 Content Update Adds Ghosts; Pools Coming Oct 1, 2014, 23:15 NKD
 
Now taking bets on when we see Reagle on the news committing some kind of terrible crime.  
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