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News Comments > Dying Light Killing It
11. Re: Dying Light Killing It Mar 19, 2015, 13:05 Verno
 
There are a lot of derivative elements in the game but I enjoyed Dying Light way more than Dead Island so I don't really care either way.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2015, 12:34 Verno
 
Just so everyone knows, I watched a John Oliver video on the NCAA the other night and I am now an expert  
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
80. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 19, 2015, 09:34 Verno
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 18:34:
Verno wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:57:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:42:
Apologies, don't feel like reading all the posts on this topic. I'm guessing someone must have already said this..

But what exactly has Valve been doing for the past 5 years?

Well they've worked on a lot of different things - TF2, Dota 2, Source 2 apparently, Portal 2, etc. Just not a lot in terms of singular output I guess. I'd really like to see L4D3 soon and I don't mind waiting for HL3. Anything with a 3 really haha.

It must be nice to be in their position but I have to admit that they really earned it.

TF2- Oh yes the hat thing.
DOTA2- Purchased the dev studio
Source2- Okay true they're pushing out a new engine.
Portal 2- Purchased the dev studio
L4D- Wasn't that a 3rd party dev studio they hired/purchased as well?

Haha whatever, you act like they just dropped some cash and shat out the game 3 months later. The reality is far different, Valve puts a ton of internal resources into projects including acquired ones. Besides this is just quibbling, they own it, their name on it, their product. People say they don't make anything, that's bullshit. They just aren't making what you want. Let's at least be honest about it.

Good to see you Dev and grats
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
61. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 16:57 Verno
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:42:
Apologies, don't feel like reading all the posts on this topic. I'm guessing someone must have already said this..

But what exactly has Valve been doing for the past 5 years?

Well they've worked on a lot of different things - TF2, Dota 2, Source 2 apparently, Portal 2, etc. Just not a lot in terms of singular output I guess. I'd really like to see L4D3 soon and I don't mind waiting for HL3. Anything with a 3 really haha.

It must be nice to be in their position but I have to admit that they really earned it.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
111. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 18, 2015, 16:31 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 12:22:
Verno wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 09:54:
Ok after reading most of this thread for feedback I am totally picking this up, thanks for all of the info fellas

Welcome to the "BluesNews Shitty Mayors Club!" :D

Any beginner tips before I dive in tonight?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 14:50 Verno
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 14:33:
I tried watching Helix on Netflix because the description looked pretty awesome until I came to find out it's a SyFy series. In spite of that, I thought I would give it a shot since I like shows which deal with virology and confinement.

Pilot episode, okay, it's fine. It has the other Asian actor aside from Ken Watanabe who has a scheming face so I pretty much assumed he was the bad guy since that's how he's typecast in, well, everything. Painfully fast forward to five episodes later and I'm back to finish off Spartacus for the second time to act as brain bleach for ever giving something from SyFy a chance.

Agreed, Helix is pretty bad which is saying something for a SyFy show where my expectations were already low. I wish it was better executed, great premise and phenomenal set design but that's about where the good qualities end. Very poor performances from most of the actors and some of the worst writing I've seen in a TV show.
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
37. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 13:09 Verno
 
Haha where's Dev anyway? He used to have a field day with this stuff.  
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News Comments > Steam EU Refunds Now Available [Updated]
30. Re: Steam EU Refunds Now Available Mar 18, 2015, 11:34 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 11:24:
Goes back to Steam Support... Wow, EA has something better than Steam. To me that should be embarrassing enough to make it "all hands on deck!".

EA support got outsourced again so that previously good chat support service and etc is now annoying. Their policies are better but have fun dealing with people who just seem to repeat platitudes and give you the runaround.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
48. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 11:29 Verno
 
Pretty much yeah.. decent combat, but barely ok story and really not ok characters. A complete lack of character growth, characterization and interactions between characters. Even the dialog between characters seemed generic and inconsequential... but at least it was a decent RPG... in a way.

Missed this one earlier, I totally agree. Divinity was a great combat system and the rest of it was really mediocre. Bad writing, poor characters, nonsense plot and etc. It's been a problem of Larian's for awhile now and they don't seem interested in addressing it.

Anyways glad this game is coming out, hardcore RPG fans deserve an experience like it. Plenty of weaksauce RPG games for the masses, so few like this it kind of makes me sad at how RPGs have turned out. I hope it lasts me awhile and has a ton of replay value. I think I will take a day off work to play woot!
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
17. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 10:26 Verno
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 10:14:
wasteoid wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 10:06:
Maybe they are working on a Half-Life MMO, where you can play as either the resistance (Gordon Freeman, Alyx Vance, etc) or as a Combine soldier.

Your first Combine quest: pick up 20 cans.

They've already done the escort quest stuff soo...
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
45. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 18, 2015, 10:14 Verno
 
There are plenty of other games on the market for people who want a lite RPG experience and not many games like BG/IWD for people who don't mind a bit of complexity and depth. People kickstarted this because its a spiritual successor to those games, that's what its going to be.  
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
10. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 18, 2015, 09:54 Verno
 
Gabe Newell speaking vaguely about Half-Life? What time is it? What year is this? Where am I and who took my beer?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 18, 2015, 09:50 Verno
 
Hahaha the worst Kindle Cover article has my favorite cant believe its real thing. "But I'm a Horse" is the funniest shit I've seen in awhile. Just when I think the internet has no more surprises for me.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2015, 08:48 Verno
 
I anticipate many jokes about the breastfeeding article, come on gents don't let me down  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity
5. Re: Gone Gold - Pillars of Eternity Mar 17, 2015, 13:14 Verno
 
Awesome, finally something I kickstarted pays off.  
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News Comments > Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed
5. Re: Joe Montana Football 16 Revealed Mar 17, 2015, 11:33 Verno
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Mar 17, 2015, 10:52:
I've read elsewhere that some parts of the game have been developed by 2K Sports, and that it will be exclusive to PC and Xbox One. Microsoft is the publisher, apparently.

Tough hill to climb without the NFL license, though. Still, I wish them luck.

Agreed, it would be nice to have some competition again in the sports space. Some of the 2K Sports games have been pretty good.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2015, 10:49 Verno
 
The Mars One "project" is such a mess, it has no coherent plans and seems to be more of a marketing campaign than an actual attempt to explore and colonize space. Reading about it about the past year, I'm dismayed anyone would give them money without at least doing some cursory research.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Soars
90. Re: Cities: Skylines Soars Mar 17, 2015, 09:54 Verno
 
Ok after reading most of this thread for feedback I am totally picking this up, thanks for all of the info fellas  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Mar 17, 2015, 08:35 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 22:01:
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 21:53:
walrus1 wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 21:45:
I live in a city where restaurants throw away thousands upon thousands of dollars of food each month as people starve down the block. People also freeze as shops destroy and throw out coats including childrens. So yeah I have a hard time getting upset some video games. Should they donate them? Yeah but much much worse gets thrown away every single day.

Agreed on all points. Question is why they're not recycling to begin with.

Because if you gave this stuff away for free, you'd create a shadow market. Yeah, at first you'd assume it helps the poor and it would, but it does not for long. Some would try to sell it (obviously below store prices) to get money... and this would fuck everyone over. The poor that don't sell as well the stores. Because if they get this when they don't have item X, wouldn't they try to trick the store or whoever into giving them multiple such items to sell the ones they don't need?

As sad as it is, but you can only help the really poor by getting them OFF the street and into something that pays for their living. Any material donation undercuts businesses and that leads to even more poor people. It is quite literally why entire African continent is more or less fucked with zero own necessity goods industry (like clothing). You as local business can't compete against free stuff.

That said food is another matter... there are legal reasons for throwing away food, price reasons, competition reasons. But at the end food is vital to supply poor people with and so for food there should be exceptions everywhere. And where I live all food thrown out but not yet "decayed" is donated to certain institutions. (soup kitchens or specifically "Tafel")

Great answer, thanks for writing it up.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
64. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 16, 2015, 14:30 Verno
 
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 08:57:
Kedyn wrote on Mar 16, 2015, 04:01:
It's easy to get an F from the BBB, though. People whine to the BBB about frivolous bullshit, the company does nothing (and doesn't even try to get accredited) and just gets an F. Big deal. BBB is just where consumers go when *they* fuck up because they didn't read the terms of sale and just have an ax to grind against the company, so they'll go wherever they can to try to stick it to them, either for "moral" reasons or to get something for free. Or both.

The fact that Kotaku - part of the shitball Gawker network - is the one to shine a giant spotlight on it is no surprise. Continued sensationalist journalism at its finest, complete with the usual misleading story headline.


I'll give that an 8/10. Decent effort, but trying a little too hard.


It's a bit one sided but its not a troll, some of that stuff is pretty well known.
 
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