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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2015, 13:30 Verno
 
We just got back from the lake so didn't have time to watch the finale yet but I could fill an ocean with all the tears I've heard about season 2. It's had some stumbles but people act like the first season was perfect when it had major pacing problems and a host of plot inconsistencies. I will probably ramble in spoilered text about the finale in tomorrows OOTB.  
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News Comments > The International Results
32. Re: The International Results Aug 10, 2015, 11:28 Verno
 
After his last nazi apologist fiasco and a bunch of comments about jews I finally blocked him for good. Good riddance.

Anyways didn't catch the games due to being up at the lake this weekend but looking forward to watching them tonight. EG is just super fun to watch in general, their versatility and adaptability is insane.

I am fully out of HOTS, every match feels too samey after awhile without the laning phase and other aspects of LoL/DotA.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
13. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Aug 10, 2015, 10:55 Verno
 
This Linux user seemed to like Windows 10

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2015, 09:10 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 20:39:

Think about what it means... they had to add a toxic synthetic chemical to make it not taste like crap.. and you were drinking this waste water ;P

We use synthetic additives in so many things and they're not inherently dangerous, aspartame included.
 
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News Comments > Journey of the Light Steam Refunds
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 7, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
bozu wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 09:42:
Xero wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 09:28:
Man, Valve/Steam needs to seriously review these games before green lighting them.
You think Valve should do a full play-through of every title before launching it? That seems excessive to me. They're acting as a distributor and retailer, not a publisher.

Agreed. Devs bitched like crazy about how gated Steam was before and people got on Valves case about it, I remember people on here especially were really critical about having an open system like Green Light. I think overall things have improved, yeah you get the odd case like this but a lot more great games get to market sooner. You take the good with the bad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2015, 09:33 Verno
 
Jon Stewart was excellent, I'm definitely going to miss the wit and political cynicism. He was always pretty fair to guests on his show even if he disagreed with their views yet somehow always managed to keep things light enough to entertain. It was a great balancing act and few have come close.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending
28. Re: Fallout 4: No Level Cap; Play Past the Ending Aug 7, 2015, 09:08 Verno
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 7, 2015, 05:40:
Disagree. I didn't care for FO:NV at all. I found it to be a buggy, lazy release. After completing FO3 I had no interest in playing a glorified mod.

You constantly bash Bethesda for its storywriting but I really enjoy their games and think that the worlds they create are really rich and rewarding. You get far too caught up in whether they're good RPGs rather than whether they're good games.

RPG stands for roleplaying game so that's pretty reasonable to judge them based on that. I disagree with your assessment of New Vegas, there was nothing lazy about it. If anything it was too ambitious in some respects and a lot of the games bugs were due to advanced quest scripting that the engine could barely accommodate. Calling it a glorified mod is simply incorrect, the depth of content alone goes well beyond any mod or expansion pack. That said I don't think everything in New Vegas was better than Fallout 3, they both had strengths and weaknesses.

They are both good games in their own right. New Vegas has an actual story with good writing, it has interesting consequences for your decisions and crazy amounts of branching in many quests. Fallout 3 had better world building and exploration, I spent hours just wandering around finding cool things and I enjoyed that far more than the main quest.

I hope one day someone can meld both approaches successfully, both were good but flawed games that just short of excellence.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month
26. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month Aug 7, 2015, 08:54 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 10:19:
At least it felt like a finished game. Divinity after the first zone was like a giant placeholder, and Wasteland 2 was beta material at best.

The story in Divinity was beyond awful and the combat really starts to falter after level 8. The first map was pretty well done but the rest of the game is a series of painful 10 minute exposition dumps straight out of bad JRPGs and poorly scripted encounters.

It's a decent but overrated game. I think a lot of people just liked it because its really easy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
13. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 6, 2015, 15:55 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 15:36:
Windows 10's data collection, while sleazy, isn't any worse than anything you'd find on mobile or FB, Google, etc. Not to say it's right, but it's not out of the ordinary. Does it need to stop? Yes. Will it? Probably not.

It's actually much more benign than other companies, you can opt out of everything save for one telemetry thing that sends a list of installed apps. Other companies do not give you those choices yet people keep using their phone, tablets, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook etc. I suspect that wasn't even intentional and might be fixed in a Windows Update but we'll see happens. I don't see a lot of consternation online about it, most reviews of Windows 10 are pretty positive so /shrug. Some people just want to go all sky is falling about everything.

 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
5. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 6, 2015, 11:40 Verno
 
"Over time do we want more developers to come over to our store and offer it in addition to Steam? Absolutely. Is competition good for people? Absolutely. But our goal right now isn't to do anything else other than support Steam and help it run great on Windows 10."

In other words not even going to try. Oh well its better than botched efforts which do more harm than good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2015, 11:28 Verno
 
Sony is mostly skipping Gamescom and they're the big dog so far in the current gen console wars. They're doing some event in Paris in October for their holiday/16 lineup instead apparently.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2015, 11:25 Verno
 
The more popular platform also attracts more attention from third parties regardless. Last I checked the PS4 is trouncing the Xbox One, 25m units to 11-13m depending on where you land with Microsofts vague sales figures.

They've been doing a lot to fight back and finally started making some smart decisions but Sony has a lot of momentum.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 6, 2015, 11:01 Verno
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 10:29:
And how. The amount of insane FUD and panic being spread about what Windows 10 collects, largely from people who probably narrate their entire lives on Facebook from their smartphones is so lacking in self-awareness, it's almost funny.

Did you see the other thread? It devolved into nazi comparisons and Microsoft concentration camps. These people exist in the real world. That is way scarier to me than Microsoft knowing I installed Steam to play some games.

A large cumulative update landed last night, gonna take a look to see if it changes anything on this front as well.

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced
7. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced Aug 5, 2015, 10:57 Verno
 
I guess they're just repackaging it then. You can buy the expansion content for 50 or if you're a new user just the expansion for 60 which includes the base game. The upgrade pricing for existing users sucks to be blunt.  
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
28. Re: Mad Max Trailer Aug 5, 2015, 10:40 Verno
 
Julio wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 20:32:

Considering Mad Max is a feminist movie (and the director confirmed that), it's not misogyny to dislike seeing Max being the sidekick, even to the point of not being capable aiming a gun without a woman to do it for him.

It's really not a feminist movie. It's a Mad Max movie and like previous films in the franchie shit just kind of happens around him, much like it does in Fury Road. He also has plenty of influence in major story events, making important plot related decisions and gets into plenty of badassery along the way. He also has one of the coolest scenes in the movie which manages to be awesome despite the events largely taking place offscreen.

Getting mad because he was smart enough to realize someone else had better aim with a sniper rifle is really petty and just speaks to your own agenda. You're viewing the film with a filter and are already biased because of your own insecurities.

Fury Road would have been a lesser film without Furiosa, Charlize Theron turned in a great performance and Mad Max films don't need to have the camera centered on him the entire time.

Real complaints with the film? That stupid guitarist on the truck was a bridge too far in terms of goofiness, felt like something to appease 13 year olds. I know what they were going for there but I didn't care for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
49. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 5, 2015, 10:12 Verno
 
Some straight up crazy people on this site holy shit hahaha.

MICROSOFT CONCENTRATION CAMPS!!!!1

I feel bad for wtf_man who at least has a reasonable opinion that is drowned out by such nonsense.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced
3. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced Aug 5, 2015, 10:09 Verno
 
Yeah holy shit on that pricing. From what buddies told me they had a lot more to do on fleshing out the game before getting into expansions.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month
2. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion This Month Aug 5, 2015, 10:02 Verno
 
Hopefully I'll be done with Witcher 3 by then, its all encompassing. The AI system should help people who got upset at the games difficulty and didn't discover the plethora of pause related options. Didn't expect this so soon but hey whatever. It lands on the same day as Until Dawn though  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
45. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 5, 2015, 09:20 Verno
 
You might want to get some perspective if you're really going to contrast this with the nazis.

Holy Godwin's Law batman.

I can't tell when people are farting around or when they're serious anymore.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Gameplay Trailer
17. Re: Dark Souls III Gameplay Trailer Aug 5, 2015, 09:03 Verno
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 17:58:
I gotta say this looks pretty underwhelming graphics wise. Bloodborne looked great but this barely looks better than DS2.

Better than the last game where they over promised and under delivered. Those DS2 trailers looked incredible and the final product was cut down significantly, particularly the lighting engine.
 
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