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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 19:04 Cyanotetyphas
 
I think Nolan North already looks exactly like Drake. Is the chin thing that big a hangup here? I feel like they just get nervous if they don't have bankable stars of someone they can control. That may be why they always do this without much input from the game studios.

 
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News Comments > Subscription MMOG Market Analysis
2. Re: Subscription MMOG Market Analysis Jul 18, 2014, 16:31 Cyanotetyphas
 
Can it really be that expensive? You're just saving numbers out of the instances.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
12. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 16:30 Cyanotetyphas
 
Cardhunters is cool.

Question for the Hearthstone players- I don't play yet but may in the future. Is the amount of gold to buy this free wing later onerous enough that I should get in there and "mark" my spot?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 16:28 Cyanotetyphas
 
Yeah oh man, this is like a novelization of the Harry Potter movies.

Expecting Prince of Persia level of quality. I like in the article when the guys spends a paragraph justifying why they're not going to pay a big name star to be in it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2014, 16:21 Cyanotetyphas
 
To my eyes that human template article seemed to be more about haircuts. Some of them were close but I wasn't that impressed. I've never understood people that confuse Ben Kingsley and Patrick Stewart.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 3, 2014, 18:27 Cyanotetyphas
 
Censorship sucks and I have a hard time understanding why the brits accepted CCTVs and internet censorship. That being said, running a pornography business in Iran is punishable by imprisonment or death so yeah the West has still got it better.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs DLC
8. Re: Watch Dogs DLC Jul 2, 2014, 01:42 Cyanotetyphas
 
Press (Y) to subvert corporate monopoly with hax

Press (B) to solve all of your problems with murder like an evil Neo
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Countdown
19. Re: Team Fortress 2 Countdown Jun 17, 2014, 15:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
Barring a few items through the years most of the items introduced have been pretty balanced. Generally they reduce overall damage output for opportunistic critical damage (axetinguisher, frontier justice).

I enjoy their special events. I usually come back and play for a couple weeks when they introduce some weird thing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2014, 15:31 Cyanotetyphas
 
I feel safer knowing DukeF is watching out for my precious bodily fluids.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
14. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup May 3, 2014, 03:09 Cyanotetyphas
 
WaltC wrote on May 3, 2014, 01:44:
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2014, 23:20:
Kickstarter is very similar to the lottery or to gambling casinos: you're often told about how wonderful it would be if you win the Powerball...


I don't think this is a great comparison. Scuzzy and psychologically manipulative certainly describe Vegas and state run lotteries, but they are also heavily regulated. Vegas has to pay out a certain amount over a certain time period, get shut down. Same with state run lotteries, some one gets the pay out eventually. If either of these institutions ever just said "sorry, no one won, we're pocketing it" they would be dismantled.

Agree that Kickstarter should still by buyer beware though.
 
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News Comments > Rogue Shooter Demo
16. Re: Rogue Shooter Demo Apr 28, 2014, 15:47 Cyanotetyphas
 
Binding of Isaac has progression. You unlock more powerful items for the next run as you go, and even unlock more of the game as you make it through. It's not as explicit as Legacy though.

I've been playing Tokyo Jungle and you unlock different animals on your runs too. The main thing about most rogues is that nothing beats knowledge acquisition.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 24, 2014, 18:34 Cyanotetyphas
 
God speed beta testers  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Apr 23, 2014, 19:46 Cyanotetyphas
 
All his complaining actually got me sort of interested in the game. My favorite thing to do in Mtg was to make counter decks using more common cards.

Got four elf lords? Crypt rats + spirit link gg.
 
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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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