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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road Sep 21, 2011, 11:28 JoeNapalm
 
I really got into Fallout NV, but got sidetracked waiting for one of the early big patches...to the point where I have since uninstalled and will have to come back later and start over.

Hopefully there will be a holiday sale where I can snatch up all the DLC for cheap.

Besides, these days it's almost as if you have to wait (and pay repeatedly) to play the game as intended...grumble grumble DLC grumble...

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News Comments > Vampire: the Masquerade MMOG Details
22. Re: Vampire: the Masquerade MMOG Details Sep 19, 2011, 15:01 JoeNapalm
 
Fion wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 11:54:
At the same time the fact that you can start and play the entire game as mortal is interesting because there was no 'basic mortals' game in the old world of darkness. The NWOD however the very first game you play as a mortal just like in the game. So I don't wonder the game is an amalgam of Vampire: the Masquerade meta-game and World of Darkness/Vampire: the Requiem mechanics.

It's an MMORPG.

Chances are that it will have WoW mechanics.

Step one for most MMOG adaptions of table-top games is...throw out the table-top game.

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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Interactive Trailer
6. Re: Orcs Must Die! Interactive Trailer Sep 15, 2011, 17:00 JoeNapalm
 

Did...did I get conked on the head, or kidnapped and uploaded into an elaborate VR, or something?

DXHR didn't suck. Lucas Arts is talking about space sims. Like four or five other games are cooking that look like they might actually be really good...

I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 15, 2011, 14:13 JoeNapalm
 

To be fair, it's not like Sony invented this.

It's fairly standard evil lawyer BS.

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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots
15. Re: PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots Sep 15, 2011, 10:23 JoeNapalm
 
Drezden wrote on Sep 15, 2011, 07:43:
C22 Konried/Emerald for life, bitches. See you on the battlefield.

Hooyah!

Wait...what faction? *Grin*

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News Comments > Minecraft 1.8 Live
4. Re: Minecraft 1.8 Live Sep 14, 2011, 15:41 JoeNapalm
 
Halo wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 13:29:
CommunistHamster wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 12:40:
I'm warming up to minecraft again. This branch of development provides a reason for me to play. An objective! Or the beginnings of a system that provides more meaningful objectives than "build some pretty but useless crap"

Sounds like every day life.


Sounds like you need a new job.


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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites
5. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Parasites Sep 12, 2011, 15:45 JoeNapalm
 

Just another buzzword.

I'm sure some suit somewhere wants to know if GSB leverages synergy, before he runs around, waiving his hands in the air and screaming "Botnets! Boooootneeeets!"


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News Comments > Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year
5. Re: Syndicate FPS Confirmed for Next year Sep 12, 2011, 10:13 JoeNapalm
 

What are the chances of this hitting the sweet spot between Deus Ex and Red Storm era Rainbow Six?


...


*sigh*

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution The Missing Link Announcement
20. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution The Missing Link Announcement Sep 8, 2011, 15:52 JoeNapalm
 
Creston wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 15:41:
nin wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 14:40:
Jdrez wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 14:22:
Well shit, that three-day thing was a bit spoilerish for those of us only seven hours into the game.

(and my seven hours is probably everyone else's three since I'm going slow on purpose. Yes, I DID in fact need to stop and gaze at every single sign and billboard on the street. Shut up.)

Think my first playthrough was 32 or 34 hours. Take your time and enjoy it.


I'm pretty sure my 70 hours (minus about 5 hours for two restarts) still reign supreme for the "Holy shit, dude, MOVE YOUR LAZY ASS!" award.

Creston


I took 40.5, being very sneaky and (I thought) thorough. For 70hrs, I'd have to be going for the Pacifist achievement, I think.

Not that I'm not tempted to go back and try to do the whole thing with one hand tied behind my back...

Hey, what exactly does the Deus Ex difficulty do, anyway? Just more bad guys? I hate "Hard" modes that just nerf you and buff the Bad Guys.

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News Comments > Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel
18. Re: Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel Sep 1, 2011, 15:50 JoeNapalm
 
kanniballl wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 15:05:
Tumbler wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:28:

Brilliant. And from a technical side this game is a fantastic cross platform experience. The game plays identical to the console 360 version I started on but I have options to improve the experience in many ways.

I'll be honest, and I'll probably be flamed for this (and/or ignored by people)...

After a couple of hours, when I decided "I'm definitely going full stealth with this"

I decided to plug in my XBox 360 controller *GASP*

Playing stealthily/slowly meant I didn't need twitch reflexes. I could slowly aim for the head with the tranq gun or hit "b" to melee or use the stun-gun.

Everything worked just fine... interactions, talking trees/menus, movement, etc. It was actually a nice experience.


Now, if I play again as a violent rampage... I'll probably go back to Mouse+Keyboard for the twitch and the quicker head shots. But even with the controller, my occasional gun-fights with the bosses went fine. I avoided Typhoon until the last battle-area so my first batch of boss fights were 'nades and shotgun.
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I understand that you CAN do this...

...I just can't fathom WHY you would.

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News Comments > Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel
13. Re: Why Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a Prequel Sep 1, 2011, 14:32 JoeNapalm
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 13:29:
Creston wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 12:45:
(and still playing, btw. 50 hours and counting. I think I'll end my first run through at something like 65 hours.)

Creston

Good to read this. With every step I make I'm afraid I'm about to trigger some anticlimactic premature ending right about all of the games of late suffer from. I'm in China now, literally JUST hacked Arie van Bruggen aka Windmill's computer. Hope I'm not too far in....? (not sure if I want an answer to that.. I think I do :P)

I'm having such a blast with this game! Gotta go now though. A birthday. *sigh* Real life...


I hear you - every time I finish up an area, I'm worried I'm heading for the endgame. I'm not ready, yet!

Good news for you - I am quite a bit further than you, and still going. No idea how much further I have, though...like trying to find the edge of a cliff in the dark...

@Ratty - you CAN shoot out security cameras and doors. You can either zap the cameras with a taser (knocks it temporarily offline) or just shoot it (destroys it, but raises the alarm). I haven't taken out any doors, but they DO have a toughness rating when you mouse over them, so I believe they can be broken.

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News Comments > Possible Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC Details
18. Re: Possible Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC Details Aug 31, 2011, 16:47 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 31, 2011, 16:23:
Haven't finished yet, but I'm close. I've enjoyed it overall and it's a good game, but I wouldn't say it's been great. Some things, that I'm finding hard to pin down atm, are missing that elevate it to that really great game status for me. I think the fact that Jensen's "Batman" voice really bothers the hell out of me is up there. The Boss fights - even though there are only a few, still such a bad choice to implement. I did however find a great way to rock the second boss! Missile launcher and shotgun to the face made short work of her. And I don't find the level design really inspired. It's not bad, just not great. Overall it's been well worth the $34 without a doubt though and I do look forward to the DLC so long as its got some reas substance to it. Funny, and I was just thinking I'd rather wait and see a full on expansion for this than DLC we've been seeing for FONV. Anyway, this buoys my hopes somewhat for Thief 4.


I think, by today's standards, it's epic. Much better than I dared hope.

The "Batman voice" thing bothered me, too, until I remembered that he'd had his throat crushed. Then I chalked it up to that. *Grin*

A lot has been said about the Boss Fights. I'm not done, yet, but the first two Boss Fights, for me, involved having maxed out my Armor (to include EMP immunity) and a couple of well-placed EMP 'nades. Game Over, Good Guy 2, Bad Guys 0.

Is the game perfect? No, of course not. But I find myself really wanting to play it, hoping that it lasts just long enough to end right before I'd get bored.

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News Comments > Star Wars Galaxies Endgame Plans
1. Re: Star Wars Galaxies Endgame Plans Aug 31, 2011, 16:42 JoeNapalm
 

"Strike me down, with all your hatred, and your journey to the Dark Side will be complete..."



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News Comments > Ads in Violent Games Less Effective?
8. Re: Ads in Violent Games Less Effective? Aug 31, 2011, 15:01 JoeNapalm
 
I just love stuff like this.

"OMGwherearetheyOMGOMGsoscaredOMGOMGOMG...ooh! Pepsi! *BLAM!* thud."


If anything, you're training people to avoid your product. Some poor guy who sucks at games is going to end up with a brand allergy, like in those Gibson books...


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday
15. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday Aug 29, 2011, 14:46 JoeNapalm
 
nin wrote on Aug 29, 2011, 14:33:
Star Wars combat is quick and deadly. Pretty much all the weapons are insta-kill from anything closer than a near-miss.

How is standing there, with torrents of blaster bolts flooding through targets, feel like Star Wars?

The tutorial is run by Stormtroopers, who teach you how to properly aim.


yeah yeah, no stormtroopers 3000 years in the past, don't ruin my joke.


Touche'.


And I wouldn't dream of it!


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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday
13. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday Aug 29, 2011, 14:22 JoeNapalm
 
Darks wrote on Aug 29, 2011, 12:02:
The game won’t fail; the combat is very good and very Star Wars like.


I haven't played it, and you have...


...so I have to ask, how can it feel like Star Wars combat?

Every trailer I have seen has people standing in veritable rivers of blaster fire, from all directions, with no visible effect.

Star Wars combat is quick and deadly. Pretty much all the weapons are insta-kill from anything closer than a near-miss.

How is standing there, with torrents of blaster bolts flooding through targets, feel like Star Wars?

I realize it's an MMO, and there is an accepted formula (no matter how flawed) for how MMO combat works - but I just don't see how it could feel like anything but WoW.

For the record, I hope I am wrong. I love Star Wars. I just don't have a lot of hope for this.

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Adding Testers Friday Aug 29, 2011, 10:04 JoeNapalm
 

I initially was kind of excited about this...I'm a big (Origial Trilogy) Star Wars fan, loved the first KOTOR...

...but the trailers are so very, very WoW. The art style, the static combat, the flurries of blaster fire...

It doesn't feel like Star Wars. It feels like WoW. While I understand, from a financial standpoint, why they would do this...I, personally, have lost interest.


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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Special Message" Tomorrow
95. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 29, 2011, 08:53 JoeNapalm
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 22:19:
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 22:05:
I actually left the sniper rifle on the ground. Very odd for me, but the tranq gun can snipe, I had more ammo for it, and I'm assuming it takes way too much room in the way too small inventory.

I upgraded my inventory to carry it even though like Jerykk I'm not going to ever use it.

I'm playing the game ridiculously slowly. What do you guys recommend for boss battles for the ghost hacker? I'd prefer just to carry the one weapon + tranq.


I am playing a Stealth Hacker, and I've had zero trouble with the first two bosses...but I think this is because I maxed my armor immediately.

So far, each of the bosses have been heavy augs with no shielding, so EMP 'nades seemed the obvious choice. As I am immune to EMP, I cap pop the pinch, then execute them while they're trying to reboot.

Works like a charm. The first two bosses have taken we two tries each - and only because on the first tries I was trying to conserve EMP grenades.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Special Message" Tomorrow
25. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 28, 2011, 16:28 JoeNapalm
 
Ecthelion wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 15:30:
Krovven wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 15:02:
nin wrote on Aug 28, 2011, 14:56:
I actually watched Blade Runner again last night.

Been thinking of doing the same. BluRay special edition...but which version of the movie to watch?

I have that set too, and I still have yet to see anything besides the Director's Cut and Final Cut. I keep running across people that actually prefer the narration from the other versions, but I haven't been able to bring myself to watch those versions yet. I did watch the 3+ hour documentary on the movie though, which includes clips of the narration (I was not a fan).

I still need to start Deus Ex HR as well. I preordered it from GMG but I am trying to finish up some other games first. Everything I"m hearing has been good though.


I am one of those people. *Grin* (Note the Deckard avatar)


I loved that Jensen's apartment shades are straight out of Deckard's apartment in Bladerunner.


And yes - this is a true Deus Ex game, and is freaking awesome.

Here's hoping this stays the course in future games (unlike DA).

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Retail Includes OnLive
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 23, 2011, 13:51 JoeNapalm
 

Oh, sure...my whole life I'm trained by the Universe at large to be cynical, for the sole purpose of making me too jaded to pre-order a Deus Ex sequel, and it turns out to be awesome.

I get it. Very funny. Cruel Cosmic jokes are hilarious.


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