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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
1. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 09:33 Verno
 
Looks like they might have played a bit of Skyrim! Haha holy shit that is some heavy imitation is the sincerest form of flattery stuff going on. The Dragon battle at least seemed more involved than that though.

Waiting for many reviews on this. They showed a bunch of things for DA2 that looked neat but turned out to be threadbare at best. Also when I hear PR wankery about "dynamic animal populations" and stuff I know I'm being BS'd.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 10, 2014, 08:37 Verno
 
UPDATE: Microsoft denies nixing Xbox One dev kit plans.

More 180s hooray. They have been doing the whole ID@Xbox thing all wrong anyway, trying to cherrypick "name" indies for press releases instead of actually developing an indie community which is what Sony has been fostering. There is a lot of grumbling about lack of info, no communication, shitty policies and other issues with ID.
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Backer Beta Next Month
9. Re: Project Eternity Backer Beta Next Month Jul 10, 2014, 08:35 Verno
 
I'll probably still be playing D:OS anyway at the rate my backlog is going  
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News Comments > Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs
17. Re: Grim Fandango HD Remake Coming to PCs Jul 10, 2014, 08:35 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 21:20:
Still have my original copy but I'll be all over this like white on rice. And forget Full Throttle - which sounds like biker porn - and let's do Day of the Testicle er, Tentacle instead - which sounds like manga porn instead. And what about Outlaws?!?!?!

Edit: I hope the soundtrack for GF is available this time around. Loved the music in it!


You have no idea man, Full Throttle was fantastic and I'd rate it even above this.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Announces "Hero Shooter" Battleborn
26. Re: Gearbox Announces Jul 9, 2014, 11:03 Verno
 
That looked really boring and uninspired.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Jul 9, 2014, 11:01 Verno
 
The combat is really unbalanced in general but you can make the most of it by positioning with summons/tanks and using the environment. Also having a ranger and a mage feels like what they balanced the game around (the latter especially has great CCs and shields), trying to do other combinations feels a lot more difficult by comparison.

I don't even bother picking up crafting components, you will have more money than you know what to do with as it is. The crafting system is terrible and I don't want to spend any more time than necessary dealing with the shitty inventory system either.

Beyond that its a pretty fun callback game, just needs some usability tweaks.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 9, 2014, 10:59 Verno
 
It's just a label, who cares. People are staying in doors more and more for leisure activities so it was inevitable anyway.  
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News Comments > Project Spark In October
2. Re: Project Spark In October Jul 9, 2014, 09:23 Verno
 
Yeah this was a total fiasco in beta, Project Microtransaction. Ridiculously paywalled content and they even managed to paywall user creations in the most obnoxious way. This game more than anything else speaks volumes about how Microsoft wants it audience treated.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2014, 09:08 Verno
 
I assume sanding it down didn't work?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 9, 2014, 08:46 Verno
 
PS4 without a hard drive would have been catastrophic for them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 8, 2014, 14:49 Verno
 
The new CliffyB project is a F2P PC game called Blue Streak or something, being published by Nexon. He realizes that he left Epic right?  
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News Comments > Firefall This Month
16. Re: Firefall This Month Jul 8, 2014, 13:49 Verno
 
Thanks JD, interesting read.  
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News Comments > Firefall This Month
12. Re: Firefall This Month Jul 8, 2014, 12:43 Verno
 
The game has been through so many changes already that my old experience in beta is basically irrelevant. At least they seem to be ditching the over emphasis on e-sports. Thankfully its F2P so I will give this a shot at launch and see how the changes shape up.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Entanglement Trailer
3. Re: Guild Wars 2 Entanglement Trailer Jul 8, 2014, 12:33 Verno
 
I think I would rather they go back to the older milestone content model. Too many games come out now so I only tend to revisit older games with big patches but its hard to tell with this.

Oh and hahah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eyon0gtM5w
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 8, 2014, 08:44 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 21:26:
Gamestop - one of the main reasons I'll never own another console.

Gamestop sucks but that doesn't make sense, there are a ton of other places to buy console games.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Xbox One: Microsoft Jul 8, 2014, 08:38 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 20:25:
Man does destiny look to be a shallow mess. Also reminds me of that very worn-out IP... and no, not that one you think about when you see "Bungie"...

The weird thing about Destiny is that it looks boring from the outside, I had the same attitude before the alpha. Game didn't really interest me and I only grabbed the alpha on a lark. The alpha really turned me around though. It is probably the only console FPS I've ever enjoyed and even though many elements of it are derivative, they've managed to combine it all into an enjoyable package.

So yeah, Destiny is actually pretty decent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 7, 2014, 14:20 Verno
 
Hmmm. My FireTV uses like 4W of power, my PS4 uses between 75W to 100W just for Netflix. Hell my PS4 uses more power in sleep mode (about 6-10W) than my FireTV does in playback haha. Neither console is really good about content playback outside of their respective storefronts and closed app stores either.

Plex is great but the PS4 makes a crappy client to use for plex streaming IMO. The Plex web player can be a bit spotty sometimes too, better off with a native Plex app in something like the Roku, FireTV or etc.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2014, 10:29 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 6, 2014, 12:38:
Ars and their ridiculous clickbait articles. They're as bad or worse than sites like Kotaku and Boing Boing sometimes. Rolleyes


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 7, 2014, 09:22 Verno
 
OpticNerve wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 07:11:
Just to let everyone know, you'll eventually find a way to reroll characters in-game for a cheap cost. The only downside is that you lose the spells/skills that you've learnt and have to get/buy those books again.

The problem with that is how terrible the book system is. Vendors only reroll their stock of books on level up and you aren't guaranteed to see the book you want. There are a lot of little oddities like that in the game which make you wonder what they were thinking. Why do party members have individual gold stocks by the way? I mean I get throwback stuff but some modern design concessions make sense and save the player having to do tedious crap. Speaking of tedious, the inventory and crafting systems are comically bad. When I have the inventory open and I select a different character it should open that characters inventory.

I like the game a lot but it has a lot of design flaws as well, I hope mods can alleviate some of them. Gonna take a look at the editor this weekend. Larian really needs to hire some new UI people, this has been a constant problem that has dogged their games over the years.

The actual combat difficulty is more related to being outnumbered constantly than anything else, the AI is actually very bad. Where the game is more intelligent is puzzle solving and the ability to improvise solutions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 7, 2014, 09:05 Verno
 
I don't know, Sunset Overdrive looks like a middle management executives culture relevance test. Energy drinks, zombies, shallow open world, all of the things those durned kids love these days! They did a good job on the palette but it looks pretty boring.  
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