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Description Grad student + ps3 = antimatter
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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse Free Weekend; Sale
10. Re: Frozen Synapse Free Weekend; Sale Apr 18, 2014, 18:22 Cyanotetyphas
 
The key to getting through Frozen Synapse is understanding that the game gives the advantage to the defensive shooter. This means that for most encounters you're better off rushing to good positions and then baiting the enemy into walking around a corner into you or crossing your cone of view through a window. Rushing and trying to clear corridors will result in your guys dying quickly. The only problem is some missions give you time or point constraints, so you really have to "hurry up and wait" which can be challenging.

I will say though that this is a long ass game holy moly. I've made good progress, but I looked up where I was and couldn't believe how much was left.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
20. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 17, 2014, 15:32 Cyanotetyphas
 
Verno wrote on Apr 17, 2014, 14:18:
Drazula wrote on Apr 17, 2014, 09:25:
I'm more concerned about their lack of faith... but that failure is on their parents.

To each his own, I think its important for children to be raised to be critical thinkers who come to their own conclusions.

Sure but should you let a 10 year old decide it's best for their development to spend 5 hours a day on WOW after school? Toddlers on up will choose screens because it's pleasurable, like TV or ice cream.
 
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News Comments > 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners
60. Re: 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners Apr 16, 2014, 17:30 Cyanotetyphas
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 11:03:
I always find it kind of interesting when people "play games for the story."
Outside of a small handful, almost every game story is pretty weak and poorly presented.

When I'm out just for story, I read, which I probably do as much as game these days. Books, those have stories. Video games? They have ideas that sort of form into a bit of a story.

Story here might as well mean atmosphere. I'm currently playing through Metro 2033 (God save the backlog) and while the shooting, stealth, scavenge gameplay is good, it's really the setting that makes it good. I'm enjoying wandering the mutant infested subway tunnels and sprinting across the toxic wasteland surface. I wouldn't really call that the gameplay because its the narrative adornments that make it fun, not the control implementation.

Sure most games aren't very eloquent but a lot of them do create a living breathing cohesive world that you experience through the story.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 11, 2014, 20:03 Cyanotetyphas
 
Poor bitcoin. Raise your hands if you were caught holding the bag.

In all honesty the people that support bitcoin should hope it stabilizes around 300 instead of shooting up to 500 again and bring the speculators back. If its stable for a year it might have a shot at legitimacy.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers
30. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers Apr 11, 2014, 19:58 Cyanotetyphas
 
Looks slicker than I thought it would. Not sure what the benefit is to release this alpha stuff for people to pick over is.

I didn't give him any money, but I hope it works out. I think its better for the form if this sort of experiment bears fruit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 10, 2014, 18:35 Cyanotetyphas
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 15:36:
Xbox One And The PlayStation 4: Weirdest. Console. Transition. Ever.

It IS somewhat odd that that new Borderlands PreSequel WON'T be on the new consoles. Given that they're making a PC version, shouldn't it be tit easy to convert it to XB1 and PS4? It seems like money on the table NOT to make it for the new ones?

Seems like devs are still hedging their bets against the new generation for another year or so. Probably want to save a little momentum for the big leap off PS3/360 also. Borderlands 3, finally in 1080p! etc...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Apr 10, 2014, 18:31 Cyanotetyphas
 
Free to play almost always means shallow or unrefined in my opinion. Even if you pay, you're still basically getting horse armor, one more chance, or +15% to something. How can anyone feel comfortable doing a run through of a skinner box designed to juice a few whales? I feel the developer's eyes running over my wallet and I don't like it.

 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Apr 8, 2014, 19:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
I think its kind of nice that there's too much to catch up with. With PS Plus and my humble bundle "subscription" I feel like gaming is a service, and I no longer feel responsible for playing shitty games to completion or 100 percenting anything to get my money's worth. Instead, like Netflix, I just play what looks interesting for however long it holds me.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
16. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 14:37 Cyanotetyphas
 
Trilogies of self contained stories have to adhere to the "TMNT3:Turtles in Time" rule established in 1993. Works that do not adhere to this rule must include heavy use of flashbacks to childhood/traumatic past event in the third installment or face censure.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 19, 2014, 15:51 Cyanotetyphas
 
Retitle to Only Ten Parents who don't think video games are a waste of time.

Well looks like you can scrape out a living out doing this...if you're the NBA 1st draft best in the world super star at clicking.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Announced (For PC Too)
1. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Revelations DLC Announced (For PC Too) Mar 7, 2014, 19:27 Cyanotetyphas
 
Anyone actually played this yet?

I liked the first one quite a bit more than the luke-warm reviews had led me to predict. Every review mentions the piss poor stealth mechanic, which I don't doubt, but I've seen plenty of baby-bathwater situations before so I'd like to hear a normal person's opinion.

P.S. SOTN for life.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 6, 2014, 20:27 Cyanotetyphas
 
I'd be surprised if people are still playing this in a month but at least its not an ego booster or a credit card attacker like these games usually are.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 6, 2014, 20:22 Cyanotetyphas
 
I've only heard great things about Vaios. Guess that means there's no way they could be profitable.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II on May 31?
7. Re: Dark Souls II on May 31? Feb 3, 2014, 17:40 Cyanotetyphas
 
I hope magic is usable this time. I'll settle for any kind of counter to back stabs though.

This and Demon Souls are games you can get really lost in (in a good way).
 
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News Comments > ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic
45. Re: ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic Jan 30, 2014, 17:57 Cyanotetyphas
 
Great, another lore I enjoy locked behind a Skinner box.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Space Debris Jan 23, 2014, 02:43 Cyanotetyphas
 
I heard a talk from the director of NASA today actually. He gestimated that it will be quite some time before anyone can clean the debris out of low Earth orbit. You can see in that article that a few times the crew had to pile into the Soyuz and get ready to pull the oh shit handle.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2014, 02:40 Cyanotetyphas
 
It's true that antibiotics are becoming less effective, the last one new one was synthesized in 2009 (there's only so many effective ways to specifically target bacteria). However the immune system can still fight off bacteria pretty good so what this really means is that older and younger people will have a much higher risk of mortality in the hospital.

As far as a virus, even in a horrible pandemic the world won't be "culled". Even the awful Spanish Flu was 5-10% fatality rate. Some are higher (like Ebola) but they're so lethal they can't spread very effectively.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 18, 2014, 17:45 Cyanotetyphas
 
Netflix has a bunch of nominees this year streaming. The Hunt (frontrunner for foreign win) and the Act of Killing doco were just added recently.

Pretty impressive.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 17, 2014, 17:58 Cyanotetyphas
 
They misread the market pretty badly this time but they have the best IP portfolio. This is a ways off but they could strike with another console in the middle of this coming generation and hit gold I think.

Always has been and continues to be too niche for me though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 8, 2014, 00:11 Cyanotetyphas
 
Are you guys serious? You don't remember the nearly deafening outcry about no backwards compatibility?

Granted, this still invalidates your old library.
 
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