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News Comments > Evening Patches
13. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2015, 14:47 Wallshadows
 
About the DMCA take downs for tools/mods? Yeah. Although it seems as though the link to Nexus still works so it may have been for specific file sharing sites.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
10. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2015, 11:09 Wallshadows
 
It's just a really strange stance that they would take now after they were absolutely fine in Dead Island. Now, they're using the DMCA to have all mods pulled. I should be allowed to disable film grain and the more advanced graphics features if they can yield more performance with minimal visual changes which is what those tools were used for.

What's lame is that multiplayer is already a wreck because the 'Be the Zombie' mode allows the Hunter to be seen from the players survival sense which often has the Hunter become the hunted. There's no edge in increasing or decreasing any of the visual effects because you spam Q and it's game over for the Hunter who has to scream to give away his position to find the player.

...and that's IF the player being invaded doesn't just disconnect from the game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
8. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2015, 10:45 Wallshadows
 
The thing is is that the entries for visual displays are in an entirely separate location from where your level, gear, and whatnots is stored. Techland could have allowed these to remain changeable but chose to instead lock out everything.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox
23. Re: Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox Jan 31, 2015, 09:47 Wallshadows
 
Julio wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 05:02:

I'd call Duke Nukem Forever devastating, I think Burch is replaceable.
Videogame writing isn't exactly the pinnacle of the profession.

That's debatable, in my opinion. DNF was sunk before release due to infinitely high expectations tied with development hell. The characters, on the other hand, played a huge roll in their respective stories and they became as memorable as they are because of that writing. It's over-the-top much in the same way as Tim Curry when he played Pennywise but with more purpose which really took them to a whole new level of comic villainy.

Burch might be replaceable by Erik Wolpaw but that's all I can think of off the top of my head. At least with BL3 they'll have another crew to apply new writing so it's sort of a fresh start so we'll see what that brings if Burch doesn't go back to script it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 18:02 Wallshadows
 
Is this how AOL is still around?  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 30, 2015, 18:00 Wallshadows
 
I played it but it wasn't anything special. Honestly, I prefer the WASD controls of SMITE over point-and-click MOBAs...but I don't even really care about MOBAs so it really doesn't matter. I honestly wish I could give my key away.

The interaction between certain character combinations was a really nice touch though!
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches Jan 30, 2015, 17:56 Wallshadows
 
Yeah, it ruined the tool which allowed the user to removed nearly all forms of visual effect if they wanted to which is what I was hoping to try out on top of this patch.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox
1. Re: Borderlands 2 Writer Leaves Gearbox Jan 30, 2015, 17:54 Wallshadows
 
That's pretty devastating for Borderlands and Gearbox in general. Listening to the characters in BL2 was a big part of what made me enjoy it so much because they were so goddamn silly with their meat bicycles and hearing Torque talk about how badass it is to treat a woman with respect.

I wish Burch could make a 'Mr. Torque's Power Hour' TV show. I'd watch the shit out of that.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jan 30, 2015, 11:39 Wallshadows
 
FYI, they pushed out a patch which improved performance but still has awkward issues for AMD which they've acknowledged and will address. I'd assume due to being joined at the hip with nVidia for development and a combined AMD driver update should put it to where they want.

Needless to say, I'm running a FX-6300 @ 4.4ghz, 12GB ram and a 7850 @ 1050p with mostly 'medium' settings save for textures on high and view distance to about 25% and it runs well enough to not feel butthurt about pulling the trigger on it with the 25% off coupon. Any improvements will only make it better.

Great game buried by horrible performance out the gate but it seems Techland isn't giving it the Dead Island treatment of completely ignoring the issues.
 
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News Comments > HATRED Preorders
2. Re: HATRED Preorders Jan 29, 2015, 18:59 Wallshadows
 
Pirated or not, I'd still play it. Throwback to the Isometric era of Loaded and the likes.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Brawling May Not Improve
8. Re: Diablo III Brawling May Not Improve Jan 29, 2015, 17:06 Wallshadows
 
I don't think Diablo 3 had any practical method of incorporating an even mediocre-at-best method to make PVP work. Brawler shit is just that.  
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News Comments > Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow
10. Re: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow Jan 28, 2015, 22:46 Wallshadows
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 22:05:

The game is a minimalist take on how a blizzard causes this sad snowman to become obese. Where does his body end and the snow storm start?

(Or the embed has a typo, an extra http: by the looks of it, but this is relatively unlikely.)

I keep trying to feed it Slim Fast but all it's doing is making a mess on my table!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jan 28, 2015, 20:25 Wallshadows
 
I don't get the purpose of this video.  
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News Comments > Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow
7. Re: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow Jan 28, 2015, 20:18 Wallshadows
 
This game must be awful. The trailer only has a white background and a page that looks sad.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 28, 2015, 10:50 Wallshadows
 
Techland Zombieschnetzler

This is the high point of my day for reading. Everything else is downhill from here. Also, TotalBiscuit released his assessment of the performance-related issues.

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably)
2. Re: Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably) Jan 28, 2015, 10:07 Wallshadows
 
Ends, like, three months too late and on top of that there's a three week waiting period for ladder season 2. They could have at least had the ladder transition when they dropped the last patch three weeks ago but nah, lets have this convoluted mess of releases.

I don't know what's holding them up. It's not like they're performing another RoS-level of adjustments. The new sets won't be out, the ladder legendary items are absolutely awful, and the patch is already out which contains half a page of changes so how the hell can they not hit a date that's way, waaaaay past due?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
3. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 10:00 Wallshadows
 
I assume they were all purchased via some form of credit card so couldn't the buyer issue a charge back or is that only allowable within a certain time frame?

Either way, when I go looking for deals, I go to GMG since they usually have a coupon in effect and I know they're legit.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
31. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 19:49 Wallshadows
 
The Steam forums for Dying Light just went down for about five minutes and now that it's back up, it looks like a bunch of performance-related threads have simply vanished including the massive 400+ topic which had system info and the posts from the Techland rep.

I can still find the post I made within it but it doesn't show up while browsing the topics. Weird.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jan 27, 2015, 18:45 Wallshadows
 
I'm sure they'll want some more of these female-lead movies once they realize how much they'll bomb at the box office.

Ghostbusters not having Bill Murray is one thing, this just takes it in to another realm of bullshit I'll never even bother torrenting to see.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
10. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 14:47 Wallshadows
 
I have no doubt that the base game is a great product but I'm in the same camp as Fion. I'm not going to give them money until I see that they're polishing off the game and not sitting on their laurels while patting each other on the back.

Don't let the coupon force your hand in to thinking you're up against time to get the deal either. They always have a savings code which varies between 20% to 25% it seems.
 
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