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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
2. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 10:02 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 09:33:
Looks like they might have played a bit of Skyrim! Haha holy shit that is some heavy imitation is the sincerest form of flattery stuff going on. The Dragon battle at least seemed more involved than that though.

Waiting for many reviews on this. They showed a bunch of things for DA2 that looked neat but turned out to be threadbare at best. Also when I hear PR wankery about "dynamic animal populations" and stuff I know I'm being BS'd.

Yeah, Im guessing they want to pull the Skyrim crowd in. They (Us?) should be wary though, beware of greeks bearing gifts and all that. No one should expect anywhere near the complexity of Skyrim in this title. Its all marketing and bullshit, it has been EA/Bioware's thing for a long time now. Can't believe the same company was responsible for Baldur's Gate...sheesh....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 10, 2014, 09:56 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 09:55:
The Shack remodel looks alright I guess.

DC Comics Reverses Decision, Will Let Murdered 5-Year-Old Be Superman.

Seems pretty dumb. Now they will be asked to use it on every sob story. The kid died a tragic death long ago, let his legacy be a law or some sort of preventative measure instead of a superman logo on a bronze statue.

Heartless +1
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: George Carlin Jul 10, 2014, 09:41 InBlack
 
Loved George Carlin. Im sure he too would have appreciated the irony....:)  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 10, 2014, 09:29 InBlack
 
Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to graveyards, everyone. Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jul 10, 2014, 09:25 InBlack
 
Yeah that review on Code Central is really, I dont know. Someone writes two paragraphs which are mostly bullshit and suddenly thats a review. Seriously, it probably took him 2 minutes to write that after playing the game for like 5 minutes. Can I have that dude's job? I promise my reviews will be at least 50% longer (as in another paragraph longer) and Ill even work for half pay.  
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak
1. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak Jul 10, 2014, 09:05 InBlack
 
Hey Blue, you should sue for trademark/copyright infringement  
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs
16. Re: Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs Jul 10, 2014, 04:05 InBlack
 
Man Full THrottle is so damn cool. Also need to revisit Outlaws....fuck I miss the days of LucasArts of old...  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 10, 2014, 03:51 InBlack
 
What the fuck is next???? Parents being thrown in jail for posting cute photos of their toddlers on the beach, on facebook???

Let me tell you two things that America is know for around the parts where I live. McDonalds. Lawyers.

Awesome right?
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Preorder Bonus Features Film Cast
15. Re: Alien Isolation Preorder Bonus Features Film Cast Jul 10, 2014, 03:46 InBlack
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 22:19:
Timmeh wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 21:43:
yes people trying to make money to feed their families and be a profitable company is total and complete bullshit! how dare anyone offer some cool stuff to encourage gamers to pre order and get some money into the developers pocket.

Come on bro, I've never been trolled on here before and you're just going to half ass it like that?

Don't be like that.

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News Comments > MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; "New Concepts" Coming
18. Re: MS Flight Simulator X for Steam This Year; Jul 10, 2014, 03:42 InBlack
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 00:26:
bigspender wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 23:13:
Meh I'll take the ultra detailed aircraft of DCS World any day over FSX

Well, some people actually like to play it peaceful, either all the time or at least for a change, and learning to follow real world flight procedures is a whole world of challenge all on its own.
Besides, if all you're into is system depth, there are add-on planes for FSX that make even DCS' "ultra detailed" aircraft look like toy planes. The PMDG series, for example, or also the Majestic Q400.

I beg to differ. The graphics of DCS are not on par with the latest payware mods and addons that FSX sports, but if you go scratching beneath the hood, there is no better flight model on the planet. Except for maybe commercial or military training simulators.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 9, 2014, 10:10 InBlack
 
Well I rerolled, went with Ranger, Mage and did the whole character creation thing, and things are obviously much better now. Now that Ive read this review and found out how crappy crafting is, well....goddamn it!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 09:21 InBlack
 
emgarf wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 09:13:
You need the latest Windows patch.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 09:08 InBlack
 
Wat?

You quaranteed the bathroom because of a couple of insects? Where do you do your 'business' now?
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details
9. Re: Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details Jul 9, 2014, 06:24 InBlack
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 05:23:
You can only obtain these cards from defeating a.i. bosses like the tutorial. However, these bosses are supposed to be more strategic and fun to fight. I'm looking forward to it actually.

Single player card game. Yeah, fun fun fun!
 
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News Comments > Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing
19. Re: Blizzard on Diablo III Multiboxing Jul 9, 2014, 03:30 InBlack
 
There is no economy in Diablo3. They might as well allow duping.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details
6. Re: Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details Jul 9, 2014, 03:19 InBlack
 
Im not really sure why I would want to do any of these "single player" boss encounters or whatever the fuck they are...

Are the card rewards only available in the single player mode?? Kind of fucking sucks if you ask me, you need to complete the single player mode to get competitive cards for your rank decks. Bad Idea. The vs AI is the most boring part of the game and one I have no wish to do all over again, so I can earn cards which will end up being either mandatory in most decks, or completely useless. (Both options suck)

Blizzard fucking up again big time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 8, 2014, 08:40 InBlack
 
"Passangers will be required to turn on their phones and demonstrate they are indeed phones by launching at least three different applications and photographing a selfie with the TSA agent at the scene. If the phones in question are not smartphones they will be immediately removed from the passanger and safely disposed of at no additional cost to the passanger. If the phone does not power-on the passanger will be taken to a safe area for further interrogation and until the phone can be safely examined"

Fiction. Not really that far fetched though

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Xbox One: Microsoft Jul 8, 2014, 04:16 InBlack
 
born2expire wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 21:00:
Axis wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 20:25:
Man does destiny look to be a shallow mess. Also reminds me of that very worn-out IP... and no, not that one you think about when you see "Bungie"...

i know it looks AWFUL IMO, polished sure, but a boring PVE grind for loot that you dont even use in PVP, let condole gamers have that drivel

I see what you did there. Well played sirs! Well played
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
11. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 8, 2014, 04:09 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 01:07:
Denthor wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 00:38:
Beamer wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 23:56:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 22:32:
Quite likely that, like Colonial Marines, SEGA is refusing to allow this game to look drastically better on one platform over another.

Except there was no such mandate.
Again, it amazes me how people see incompetence and blame conspiracy, not, you know, incompetence.

Public or private mandates? It's not like we are privy to boardroom meetings. I don't think it's a huge leap that they (sega) don't want to upset the bigwigs in MS or Sony if their product is inferior on consoles that were just released only recently - even if it is what ms/sony would consider minor, doesn't do well for relations.

When has this ever happened?
This wasn't an exclusive. It wasn't funded by either MS or Sony. They had no stake in this.

Christ, you guys think there's an evil conspiracy against PC gamers. Even the Microsoft Xbox push, which at least some here recognize as the only way to sell consoles (which doesn't excuse it, but means at least some aren't seeing it as some evil way to fuck with PC gamers) is only based around games they have some kind of monetary stake in.
And you think people know what they're doing. Given that Sega was about to sue them for being too late to ship, isn't it infinitely more likely that, in the final days, if not hours, of shipping, two independent people made two independent decisions to change something in order to improve the way the game ran, but those two things weren't discussed and impacted each other directly, making the graphics degradation exponentially worse, but things were moving so rapidly that there was no way to roll the code back without losing too much other work, the game was still playable, and between getting sued by Sega or shipping an ugly game they made the choice to ship an ugly game.

Incompetence.

And, for godsake, the game was ugly on consoles. It's really effin hard to pitch this as "PC was made worse to have console parity!" when the consoles were awful as well. If the consoles were great, fine, maybe you could make that argument (you'd still lose it.) But the consoles were terrible. Were they kept terrible to keep parity with the Dreamcast to not piss off Sega?

While I agree that its not a conspiracy there is one huge glaring hole in your 'incompetence' theory. (At least with regards to Alien Isolation, ACM was incompetence there we are in complete agreement)

They made a working demo. Which means that they are indeed competent enough to get the game to work with Oculus tech. They simply dont want to or, as is much more likely want to make some sort of deal (Cash DOLLARZ BABY!!) with the company.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 7, 2014, 09:58 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 09:22:
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Just to let everyone know, you'll eventually find a way to reroll characters in-game for a cheap cost. The only downside is that you lose the spells/skills that you've learnt and have to get/buy those books again.

The problem with that is how terrible the book system is. Vendors only reroll their stock of books on level up and you aren't guaranteed to see the book you want. There are a lot of little oddities like that in the game which make you wonder what they were thinking. Why do party members have individual gold stocks by the way? I mean I get throwback stuff but some modern design concessions make sense and save the player having to do tedious crap. Speaking of tedious, the inventory and crafting systems are comically bad. When I have the inventory open and I select a different character it should open that characters inventory.

I like the game a lot but it has a lot of design flaws as well, I hope mods can alleviate some of them. Gonna take a look at the editor this weekend. Larian really needs to hire some new UI people, this has been a constant problem that has dogged their games over the years.

The actual combat difficulty is more related to being outnumbered constantly than anything else, the AI is actually very bad. Where the game is more intelligent is puzzle solving and the ability to improvise solutions.

Well said Verno. With that said, I get this great warm fuzzy feeling whenever I think about the game or play the game. Im getting it now. Warts and all, I havent been this excited about a game since, I dunno, the original Baldur's Gate?
 
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