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News Comments > WildStar Preorders
9. Re: WildStar Preorders Mar 19, 2014, 17:46 NKD
 
From what I've played in beta it is the least shitty and the least watered down of all the WoW clones to come out. Good complexity, responsive combat. Other than that, I haven't really played enough to judge.  
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News Comments > Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo
13. Re: Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo Mar 16, 2014, 23:40 NKD
 
Overon wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 23:29:
harlock wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 22:48:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 18:22:
Yeah he's got a history, but if ya look at his posting history on Blues, he's been rather insightful into other things beyond his own software,

like suing forum posters for defamation?
I think maybe Derek Smart has mellowed out.

Nah he just has a program that detects when he's having an "episode" and logs on Hellbinder or deqer instead of his other account.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo
10. Re: Galactic Command Echo Squad SE Demo Mar 16, 2014, 21:36 NKD
 
The Pyro wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 20:03:
Before even clicking on the story I knew that one of you guys would have invoked the obligatory incantation. I was not disappointed

No vending machine is safe.
 
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News Comments > WildStar in June
14. Re: WildStar in June Mar 12, 2014, 20:18 NKD
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 16:09:
That release date makes me feel sorry for the devs of this game.

The release date is genius. Sure, there are other games coming out, but what they are really trying to get is WoW players. Specifically, WoW raiders. Raiders who have been doing the same content for months, and will not be getting any more content for another 6-7 months. The long span of time between the last content patch of MoP and the release of Warlords is going to lead to a LOT of burned out players by June. Players ready for something fresh.
 
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News Comments > WildStar in June
8. Re: WildStar in June Mar 12, 2014, 12:36 NKD
 
Spent a little time in the beta. The game oozes style, combat feels really good, the setting and class design are unique, and they are focused on delivering solid end-game. If you're into raiding MMOs, this might be something to keep an eye on. If you're looking for something brand spanking new and innovative, or an interesting story, there's nothing to see here.

It's like a less watered down version of WoW. From what time I've spent with it, mechanically it's a lot deeper than WoW. There seemed to be many more statistics and other character build considerations to balance.

But it's also NCSoft, so... heh.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
6. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 12:30 NKD
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 09:47:
Looking for, but don't see "Win7/8 64 bit". Damn.

With a minimum requirement of 6GB RAM, you're going to need to be on 64-bit in practice, even if it's not a 64-bit executable.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
50. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 02:50 NKD
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 01:35:
I scrolled back to see if you had mentioned them earlier but it seems to all be ranting about storage space like it's 2004.

Nah, it's 2014. Many of us have moved on to SSDs to decrease loading times and stuttering in games that stream content into memory. Unfortunately SSDs are significantly more expensive per gig so needlessly huge games force us to either be more choosy about what we have installed at a given time, or force us to install them to slower spinny disk drives.

Yes storage is cheap. Fast storage is not.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer
35. Re: Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer Mar 7, 2014, 07:24 NKD
 
NamecaF wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 00:31:
I thought maybe the delay might have been to rewrite some of the story/missions and incorporate some of the NSA/PRISM stuff after the whole Snowden leak.

But now I'm a bit worried after seeing those GIFs. If they are accurate then... Fuck

Yeah I'm sure they delayed the game to revert the game to a 2004 graphics level for some inexplicable reason and that single out of context GIF going around is representative of the game on next gen and PC.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer
28. Re: Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 16:56 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 16:43:
Fantaz wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 16:34:
ASeven wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 16:01:
http://i.minus.com/imCQcWqntO6W0.gif

this is the one ppl are talking about...

http://tinyurl.com/m67v4j3

360 / PS3 version?

Still shouldn't look that bad you would think.

Yeah. Posting a picture without any context it's kind of hard to figure out what it might be from. It doesn't seem likely to be anything representative of what we'll be playing, though, given the visual polish Ubisoft puts on their games.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer
3. Re: Watch Dogs in May; New Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 11:07 NKD
 
Fuck yeah Watch Doge  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2014, 10:41 NKD
 
The Pirate Bay, in its entire history, hasn't been inaccessible for any significant period of time. Domain names have been confiscated, and brief downtimes as backups are brought online elsewhere, but by and large these industry groups have expended enormous time, money, and effort to accomplish nothing.  
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News Comments > OnLive Undead: Announces New Services
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 5, 2014, 21:12 NKD
 
Haha I remember all the viral shill dickweeds all over the internet claiming this was going to be the best thing evarrrr.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Movie Plans
5. Re: Minecraft Movie Plans Feb 28, 2014, 09:15 NKD
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 09:01:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:48:
Darks wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:42:
Kids CGI movie, maybe, live action no!

(re live action) I'm having flashbacks to the Battleship trailer, and imagining this as a gritty, LOST knockoff (and not in a good way).

Not that I think notch would go for that...or at least I hope not.

Notch's eyes are bigger than his stomach (as it were), but he's not dumb. The biggest risk is a Minecraft movie overextending itself, rather than being an absurd, gritty take on what's an E rated video game.

Plus it's not like Minecraft has some serious reputation to uphold, or a fanbase that's going to be ultra offended if the movie isn't Oscar quality. And it's not like they are paying a dime to make this happen. In fact they probably make money just letting the idiot studio have a go at it.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
21. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 26, 2014, 01:54 NKD
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 22:22:
This kind of shit makes me wonder if it's time to just abandon gaming entirely. The industry is doomed to descend into bald faced greed.

Whatever their reasoning for the $60, it isn't greed. The $60 price point is too high if they are aiming for profit. It's out of reach for their more cash strapped customers to justify. It costs them basically nothing to offer these boosts, so they could afford to lower the price as much as they wanted to optimize sale price vs. number of sales. In short, if they charged $15 they'd make a lot more money overall.

[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 23:37:
WOW is pay to win. Its finally official...not that we didn't know that already....

Sorry, not seeing the pay-to-win here. This gives you zero advantage over someone who leveled to 90 on their own, except that it took you less time to get there. But since it isn't a race, there are no winners. There is no accomplishment in it. You're skipping over a boring grind in old boring content that requires no skill to begin with.

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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.

Redmask wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 21:37:
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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