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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 14, 2013, 06:47 Cyanotetyphas
 
Oh gosh. I haven't payed $60 for a game in a long time but that GTA V interview has me reaching for the wallet reflexively.

It also made me think of all that time I've spent in GTA games...good or bad, its a serious cornerstone of my experience.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014
5. Re: Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014 Aug 12, 2013, 21:47 Cyanotetyphas
 
I hope the PS4 controller follows suit this generation. I finally got used to DS tools but its not an ideal solution. Also, I always have to guess which button I should be pressing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2013, 15:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
Verno wrote on Aug 12, 2013, 09:42:
People are over romanticizing a certain death in most of the cases.

I don't know if it's certain death, but it will probably be beyond uncomfortable. Most likely we'll be sending refugee supplies every year to keep them alive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 12, 2013, 15:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
Without the need for any winking, most of those shows come to Netflix or Hulu within a year of airing.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Online Trailer and Previews Thursday
16. Re: Grand Theft Auto Online Trailer and Previews Thursday Aug 12, 2013, 14:40 Cyanotetyphas
 
GTA San Andreas had some difficulty spikes, like that godawful RC mission (the trick is the land the plane and wait for the cars to get close, if you don't want to memorize attack patterns) and the biplane training. I don't think it was much harder over all than GTA IV though, I replayed that stupid last mission in IV about 10 times (which probably took like 4 hours total because of the driving sequence).

Anyway, minor flaws, still excited for a new GTA. Hometown bonus also.
 
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News Comments > Valve Closes SF Satellite Office
15. Re: Valve Closes SF Satellite Office Aug 9, 2013, 04:26 Cyanotetyphas
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 00:40:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 23:25:
Whew, close one guys. Almost thought Valve was going to release a game this year.
I guess dota doesn't count no?

Well, you guys can technically say they released it this year. But people first started playing it in 2011, and it was pretty much open to anyone and PC Gamer reviewed it in 2012.

Also, and this is just my personal bias, since I first played dota in WC3 I'm not as impressed with it, it just seems like its been around forever.
 
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News Comments > Valve Closes SF Satellite Office
9. Re: Valve Closes SF Satellite Office Aug 8, 2013, 23:25 Cyanotetyphas
 
Whew, close one guys. Almost thought Valve was going to release a game this year.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 8, 2013, 00:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
Amatriain: We know what you played, searched for, or rated, as well as the time, date, and device. We even track user interactions such as browsing or scrolling behavior. All that data is fed into several algorithms, each optimized for a different purpose.

That's nice. I never watch any of the recommended films so nuts to that. I crawl the newly added and put stuff in my list then watch from that.

I do search for Michael Haneke the Dardennes bros. every month though, hopefully they'll get the hint.
 
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News Comments > Dead Island Epidemic Announced
9. Re: Dead Island Epidemic Announced Aug 7, 2013, 23:53 Cyanotetyphas
 
Asymmetric battle sounds kind of cool though. 3 teams? One of my favorite Team Fortress Classic maps was some bloodball(i think), with 4 teams duking it out for control of the ball. It was crazy chaos and the fronts shifted constantly. Wouldn't mind seeing someone try it again.

And honestly it sounds like with the grindy gameplay of the first two Dead Islands they were just warming up for a F2P effort anyway.
 
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News Comments > King of Fighters XIII: Steam Edition Revealed
1. Re: King of Fighters XIII: Steam Edition Revealed Aug 7, 2013, 23:49 Cyanotetyphas
 
If you guys get lucky, Aksys will take an interest in the PC too.  
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Trailer
2. Re: Command & Conquer Trailer Aug 5, 2013, 21:28 Cyanotetyphas
 
I don't need to see how the sausage is made, personally.

There may be gaping balance holes but being able to engineer rush is part of the fun.
 
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News Comments > Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Crowdfunding
1. Re: Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm Crowdfunding Aug 4, 2013, 23:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
a PC exclusive fighting game! Things really have changed.

You guys probably don't know much about KoF, but it's a solid series with some interesting ideas.

I always liked the way they did rounds in KoF. It's 3v3, but each fight is one at a time. When you beat an opponent you take on the next one on their bench with whatever life you have left. Clean the bench to win.

Usually in fighting games people use the same 3 or 4 characters over and over, at least this way you get some variety. Of course, 3 or 4 characters will be half of this new game.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance DLC
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Black Ops II Vengeance DLC Aug 1, 2013, 23:47 Cyanotetyphas
 
Honestly this game is pretty good but these map packs are beyond lazy.

Recycle 1 wholesale, suspension bridge from MW2, give texture artists a weekend off paintball course and an easy button for zombies (a copied weapon with the numbers fiddled with).

DLC is lame.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 31, 2013, 04:11 Cyanotetyphas
 
There's still a year of post processing left, so I don't think we're at the final models yet.

Also, the viral campaign is starting with a product angle, not a weaponized force.

Not sure about Bryan Singer though. Last three films he did were Superman Returns, Valkyrie, and Jack the Giant Slayer.

I'll be honest though, I'm stupidly excited for this. Enjoyed the teaser at the end of wolverine.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Patched
6. Re: StarCraft II Patched Jul 30, 2013, 16:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 09:42:
I would assume the zoom out is for spectators and viewing replays. The game is balanced around the currently allowed zoom levels when actually playing.

This is correct, the patch notes describe this is for observers only. Blizzard hasn't really been balancing this as frequently as WoL, could be they feel they are "done," although personally I think they just moved more people off the team.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2013, 21:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
I read the memory implant paper.

Right now it's more of a short circuit. They stimulate certain nerves (with a gene modifying viral system) which are associated with one event while providing external pain stimulus to make them associate the two. So the mice ended up fearing something they hadn't seen in a fear context before.

It's not really a memory implant, although you can see how the basis for that kind of thing might exist one day. So far sci-fi predictions have been rather grim on the subject.
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. Online Announced
18. Re: F.E.A.R. Online Announced Jul 25, 2013, 17:43 Cyanotetyphas
 
Pretty obvious this is just Monolith skimming some cash off the license of a mostly dead franchise. Like all games, it could be good but why bother saddling it with a franchise known for SP?

Other great ideas:
-Dear Esther F2P capture the flag
-New Kingdom Hearts type game - Enjoy playing as Mario and all his friends in the rich setting of Brokeback Mountain
-Silent Hill as an isometric Diablo clone (actually they already did this!)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 25, 2013, 17:25 Cyanotetyphas
 
46% democrats against isn't all sunshine and rainbows either.

Amazing these guys can never tell which way the wind is blowing
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
26. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 16:34 Cyanotetyphas
 
DG wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 13:29:
It is not very clear why V taking $3b from AB, who has $4b, will result in AB needing to take on $1.5b debt. A few possibilities occur to me:

Companies do this all the time. It's much better to have a debt and cash on hand then to have nothing. In Queen of Versailles, they talk about how he would even pay for his own house with cash and then take out a mortgage and dump that cash back into the company. It "doubles" your available cash for a nominal fee.

At that kind of level of business its not about doing things effectively or what's cheapest, its about cash flow rates.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
21. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 16:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
HOTS was a good change up after 30 missions of building marines.

I still think it was a big mistake they did it like this though. The strength of an RTS is the race asymmetry. If they had all three races playable in one game it would stand out much better. The Protoss interlude in WoL was very refreshing, in HOTS you just get the battle cruiser segment (though that was fun). Blizzard did a great job with mission variety, but regardless of that grinding with one set of units for 20+ missions will always get repetitive. This goes double for the tone of the story.

The multiplayer is dope though, no complaints.
 
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