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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: Why Video Games Matter - NPR Apr 30, 2015, 09:09 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 18:45:
Joel was doing the right thing for the wrong reasons - his internalized guilt/grief over his daughters death manifesting in a familial bond with Ellie.

He was being a selfish dick, too sorry for himself to reconcile losing his daughter and opting to forsake a potentially better future for humanity. The choice wasn't his to make, hence the last scene of the game; Ellie would have sacrificed herself. She spent the entire game pining for the childhood she never had.

The Fireflies never gave her that choice though, maybe she would have and maybe not. Joels motivations were definitely selfish but I can't fault him for that when the Fireflies were just as despicable. Joel's lie to Ellie later on is more difficult to reconcile.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
18. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced Apr 30, 2015, 08:46 Verno
 
sdgundamx wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:54:
I never understood people who think it's not good enough to bash something they don't like, they have to bash the people who like it too.

Personally, I loved the game. I'm playing through the Bright Lord DLC now and having a good time with it. Probably have put around 40 hours into the game in total.

Found it too easy? Turn of the button prompts and the enemy outlines in the menu options. Don't perk the overpowered perks like the one that lets you take a hit and still keep your combo meter running. Limit yourself to one legendary rune per weapon (or don't use them at all). The game is as hard as you choose to make it.

I read a few different forums and found most of the people who claim to have never died while playing it also didn't even get far into the game. Some of the later immunity combos make that claim even less likely to be true. So take that stuff with a grain of salt, people love to posture and exaggerate. Like you and redmask said people will bitch about the ease but then not turn off all of the player assists. I won't say this was a hard game but it certainly wasn't easy when I did that. Batman was an easy game too if you didn't do this but somehow that gets a pass.

My beef with this game was the disjointed and poorly edited story, the progression felt all off and the open world trappings are too shallow. It felt very rushed towards the end too but that's most games. It was certainly above average though and did the whole AC thing better than AC is doing these days.

I just remembered that as you progress the story the orcs will level up and gain immunities regardless of player deaths too.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 29, 2015, 15:01 Verno
 
Gotta disagree nin, the world had already been pretty screwed and her living or dying wasn't going to make or break that. As the game painted over and over again the bigger threat was always man himself, not the infected. People forget the game takes place 20 years after the infection and humanity already adapted to survive. Sure getting rid of it would've improved things significantly but the damage to society as a whole had already been done. As you noted in your spoiler text, there were also no guarantees that anything would've come out of the procedure.

Joel was doing the right thing for the wrong reasons - his internalized guilt/grief over his daughters death manifesting in a familial bond with Ellie.

Anyways thats what sets Last of Us apart from so many other games. There are actual layers to the characters and story. I love discussing Last of Us, people often bring up interesting things they observed. The game world is amazingly detailed, lots of little touches.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 10:50 Verno
 
Years ago my girlfriends dog got into her chocolate cabinet while we were out at the show. She had everything in there, chocolate with almonds, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa bars and basically nothing good for dogs. It was a huge stash of chocolate like only women can keep and he ate the whole fucking thing except for a few things he didn't manage to tear apart. I warned her about this before (it was near the ground) but she insisted she always kept it locked. We get back and hes sitting there covered in chocolate, there are wrappers everywhere (how the fuck?!) and he ate so much that hes laying on his side with his belly so distended it looked like he was pregnant. He wasn't a small dog but with the amount of theobromine he consumed I thought he would be dead by morning. Vet says on the phone nothing they can do since it happened hours before hand. He had a giant shit later and acted like nothing happened, no weird symptoms or etc. I was floored.

That dog was like a cat, 9 lives. He got hit by a car too after tunneling out the back yard fence and still ended up living to be 16.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 29, 2015, 10:39 Verno
 
I think the Nvidia Android console has the most realistic shot since it has decent hardware and all of the streaming apps.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
23. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 10:24 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 09:48:
I didn't use any mods at all because I knew this was coming. They said in interviews prior to release regarding mods that their #1 concern was the integrity of the multiplayer game, and with Rockstar Shitter Club it's hard to know exactly when and what they are tracking.

They should have been more clear. Banning people for a relatively benign mod without any clarification or warning is inexcusable.

A friend of mine loaded up a trainer for the singleplayer game that works online, they should be taking things a bit more seriously on the security front and not trusting the client that much. Bigger fish to fry IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 28, 2015, 13:14 Verno
 
That's good because the constant totally-not-a-loading-screen doorway opening was annoying as hell in Witcher 2.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dedicated Servers Confirmed
5. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Dedicated Servers Confirmed Apr 28, 2015, 11:55 Verno
 
This will just matchmake you into a dedicated server that isn't user hosted big meh.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer
13. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer Apr 28, 2015, 11:48 Verno
 
Yeah I loved just farting around doing insane shit with the hook, can't wait for this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2015, 10:56 Verno
 
You should check out The International sometime, TI4 had pretty good announcing and should be the standard for esports.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
20. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 27, 2015, 16:32 Verno
 
I wouldn't infer anything about racial preferences based on poll data that had nothing to do with that subject. I actually rate Obama fairly well (mostly his economic track record), it's his record on privacy and healthcare I'm not thrilled about. I couldn't care less what color his skin is.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 27, 2015, 16:18 Verno
 
descender wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 15:46:
Republicans... Mostly because they are racist morons.

Please don't do this, it makes it really hard to take anything else seriously. You don't like Axis doing it so don't do the same.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Apr 27, 2015, 15:36 Verno
 
Read your own posts sometime, you and hyperbole are not exactly strangers

I think part of the big problem here is that Valve, in an effort to jumpstart the marketplace, decided to go back and move pre-existing mods behind the paywall.

Well its this and the fact that they didn't seem to really think this through in terms of resolving conflicts and dependencies but oh well, genie is out of the bottle now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2015, 11:55 Verno
 
Happy Anniversary Blue.

Been playing Heroes of the Storm a bit more, its still not gelling with me. Just something missing, it feels too simple for an already pretty easy formula. Maybe once they add more heroes.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 27, 2015, 09:32 Verno
 
Really sucks because the PT demo teaser for Silent Hills on PS4 was some of the craziest shit I've seen in awhile and was a total blast to figure out.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
22. Re: Sunday Interviews Apr 27, 2015, 09:22 Verno
 
I just won't pay for mods if I don't want to, problem solved.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2015, 15:23 Verno
 
My girlfriend dragged me to an Apple store to check out the watches, I was very unimpressed with both the form, functionality and price. I wouldn't buy one myself but I can use her Macbook Pro and see quality there. OS X is actually very respectable, Time Machine owns and the build quality on the hardware is very good. I get why she wanted it. I don't get the obsession with the watch at all, its pure marketing brand bullshit. There is no real value there right now and these devices were largely supplanted by smartphones already. It's a tech regression without any real gain. I think wearables have a future down the road but not watches.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Free Weekend
40. Re: Skyrim Free Weekend Apr 24, 2015, 15:18 Verno
 
Looking forward to the hilarious debates here where people who have pirated mods get crapped on by people who have paid for them and all that nonsense.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 24, 2015, 12:54 Verno
 
Hahaha whatever, seem to be doing fine based on economic metrics and I don't see the social benefits hurting any up there. Canada seems to be doing just fine even despite an oil downturn. I hear more bitching about the liberal governments provincially from Canadians than anything else, even from liberals themselves lol!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2015, 10:57 Verno
 
Hahaha I was thinking the same thing. I can just see someone stopping to retweet their smoke detector message and not making it out of the house.  
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