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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Sep 4, 2013, 21:17 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 4, 2013, 18:49:
Bundle Stars is a great site, been around for some time and Blue has linked to them many times. I have purchased 3 bundles from them, no problems.


Excellent... now, are they located in the UK or Russia or something? Aka hidden transaction fees, or exchange fees, etc. ?

Hrm nevermind, found it, they are UK based. So a small credit card fee, thanks Mastercard/Visa collusion!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 4, 2013, 17:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
What the FUCK!?! This is a great deal! However, I have never heard of bundle stars before today... I am assuming somebody on Bluesnews has used that site before? Odds are about 50-50 these days of any random bargain sale site being a Russian credit card vacuum or something.

The rest of you RTS junkies had best jump on this deal(assuming it's real) if you've never tried the Men of War series before.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition in November
18. Re: Baldur's Gate II Enhanced Edition in November Aug 31, 2013, 13:11 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
What the hell, did anybody watch the trailer on that site? What's with all the swooping in 3d views of areas? That seems like it would get old real quick.

I'm torn on getting this, I avoided buying BG1EE, as I have several versions of that already, Disc, Gog, etc. Same story for BG2EE, but some of the improvements, aside from the 3d camera panning intros, seem pretty nice.

Regardless, I'd have to wait for basic mod compatibility, so this can't be a day one purchase anyway. BG2 without Tactics and other extra/improved encounters is just boring.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
61. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 17:07 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 16:24:
I'll pass. Paths of Exile, Torchlight, Van Helsing, heck even Marvel Heroes is more fun in my opinion. Oh and I think I got Sacred 2 on sale....

I love me some Torchlight 2, but Van Helsing wasn't great by any stretch of the imagination. I reserve opinion on Path of Exile until they've finished all the acts, so far it seems promising, if a little too limited, skill wise. Marvel heroes.. seriously? Lol. Diablo 3 has numerous flaws but let's not get too crazy with the hyperbole.

I haven't had the urge to play Diablo 3 in months, it isn't even installed on any of my machines currently. However, these changes look promising. I'll probably try the expansion at some point, if I'm being honest. Blizzard at least has the money and staff to fix their game... eventually.

There is still Grim Dawn on the horizon, by the way, for my fellow ARPG enthusiasts.

 
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News Comments > League of Legends Security Breach
1. Re: League of Legends Security Breach Aug 20, 2013, 22:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Lol!

Had to be done.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Aug 20, 2013, 22:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Graphically impressive, will wait for some real gameplay trailers to decide.

I skipped Dragon Age 2 entirely, the demo put me to sleep. Somehow I suspect this will be simplified combat/small groups as well, because apparently humanity as a whole has become too stupid to control 4 pcs, let alone 6.

Laidlaw is still there, but the rest of Bioware seems to be gone. Such a shame.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Gameplay Trailer
3. Re: Titanfall Gameplay Trailer Aug 20, 2013, 21:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wtf, that looks awesome. Although the mechs seem pretty easily destroyed by random jetpack infantry with missile launchers... I can see it being pretty easy for a few guys with rpgs and some teamwork to blow up peoples' mechs from all the cover/buildings.

I'll definitely check this out when it hits retail.

*EDIT* Grammar.
 
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News Comments > BF4 Open Beta in October; BF4 Premium & Battlepacks Detailed
27. Re: BF4 Open Beta in October; BF4 Premium & Battlepacks Detailed Aug 20, 2013, 21:51 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Panickd wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 19:19:
Sooo... every other MP game can get anti-cheat right but with the BF series we're supposed to "look for admins" because....? It's not a good enough game for that. Overlooking that massive, massive flaw and all the others is just too much for what is supposed to be a AAA game.

Every other MP game has anti-cheating done correctly? Are you serious? There are cheaters in EVERY game; the more popular the game, the more cheaters. It's an annoying aspect of online gaming that probably isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I could see the argument that client side hit detection makes cheating easier, but even if it was server side, there would still be cheaters. Look at CS and CS:S, Day of Defeat, Quake 1-3, you name it.

Punkbuster, as maligned as it is, bans thousands of people a month on average. Those that don't cheat egregiously are still pretty easy to spot, in my opinion, and there are enough BF3 servers (and eventually BF4) that you can just move to another game, if you can't just overcome them, which is usually doable anyway.

Don't get me wrong, cheat detection could be better, and ban waves could definitely happen more often, but what are you going to do, never play online games again because a cheater might join a server?


 
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News Comments > BF4 Open Beta in October; BF4 Premium & Battlepacks Detailed
26. Re: BF4 Open Beta in October; BF4 Premium & Battlepacks Detailed Aug 20, 2013, 21:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Fantaz wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 20:43:
yepp... $109.98 + tax to be exact. if it's like Dead Space 3 it will be $1 in a HumbleBundle after 6 months.

Hrm, one can only hope. I know BF3 is unpopular on bluesnews, but holy shit, that is easily the most fun I've had in multiplayer in quite some time. Conquest Large, of course. Armored Kill, Aftermath and Default maps. Any other mode... good luck.

I miss the days of FPS games without unlocks, but it seems that era is dead and gone. I don't think I'm ready to give up FPS games entirely, and I still really love driving the tanks/apcs/jeeps around, destroying everything on land, sea and air. There is a great deal of satisfaction to be had in shooting down jets and helos with the tank.

Based on my current playtime for BF3, $110 is still going to be significantly less than 50 cents an hour, so, even if I can't wait for a sale, I'm not going to sweat it that much. Besides, you can always make it back on Steam sales, Humble Bundles, GOG, GMG, Gamersgate etc.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Coming to Windows
6. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Coming to Windows Aug 20, 2013, 10:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That map overlay on the ground 'in game' looks so sweet. E3 video as a whole was pretty interesting. I have not really done a ton of research on this game though... isn't this some sort of MMOFPS or something? The URL in the story is a little bit vague, "drop in and out coop" is all they say. 4 player? 16, 64? 100? etc.


 
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year?
8. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year? Aug 19, 2013, 22:30 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, I hope GFWL fades into obscurity, but I hope every studio is somehow able to scramble and patch together some workaround for their existing games that are infected with that crap.

I can't be the only one with a dozen or more Steam/Gamersgate/GMG sale titles sitting around that just got a(possible) time limit.

Once again, people will have to resort to downloading cracks to play their legitimately purchased games, gg failed DRM schemes.

 
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News Comments > The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Launch Trailer
3. Re: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Launch Trailer Aug 19, 2013, 22:27 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Sigh, it's so sad that even in the relatively care free(I assume) arena of game critics, people either bow to pressure or the higher ups remove negative reviews.

It has happened before, but seriously, is this humanity? Even when something so inconsequential as an HONEST game review gets posted, does some corporation have to flex their muscle so much that it immediately gets retracted? Or Sterling's boss was so worried before he/she even got the angry phone call that it was pulled preemptively?

For the record, 3 man squads are a joke, hope this game fails.

ps. Get busy playing all your GFWL steam sale titles before July 1st!

*EDIT* Grammar.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Videos
12. Re: Battlefield 4 Videos Aug 17, 2013, 18:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Pfft, the Battlefield series is just a ripoff of Battlezone 2... which was a ripoff of Battlezone 1 ! Injustice!

 
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News Comments > Techland Opens Canadian Studio; Releases First Dying Light Gameplay Trailer
17. Re: Techland Opens Canadian Studio; Releases First Dying Light Gameplay Trailer Aug 16, 2013, 21:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 21:03:
The 'throwing skills' guy was the first char I played, and the only one fun enough to get through the game... After throwing shock knives that AOE on the target, moving to a blade/blunt weapon, or a gun seemed... weak...

-Alamar

Interesting. I got annoyed picking up thrown weapons after the first few fights, found Sam(the blunt guy?) a bit too easy, the Korean edged weapons girl even more overpowered, and finally settled on the gun woman. She probably had the weakest skill tree, but I ended up jump kicking/headstomping 80% of the enemies anyway, and unloading firepower only on minibosses/bosses.

Hopefully Dying Light doesn't end up promoting the jump kick/headstomp combo too much, but I feel they won't get away from weapon degradation and extremely limited ammo, even though neither of those mechanics are fun to a certain percentage of players. If that ends up being the case, I'll be kicking the brains out of another 40,000 zombies or so in this game.


*EDIT* Typo.
 
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News Comments > Techland Opens Canadian Studio; Releases First Dying Light Gameplay Trailer
11. Re: Techland Opens Canadian Studio; Releases First Dying Light Gameplay Trailer Aug 16, 2013, 18:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I played through the entire Dead Island campaign, even though it got a little grindy for my tastes, mostly due to zombies respawning in areas you just cleared as you make your way back.

The free running aspects seem pretty fun, the graphics look vastly improved, I'll probably at least try this on a Steam sale or something. Although Warner Bros is involved, this may end up being cursed with GFWL.

Hopefully this time the character powers aren't so horribly balanced... did anybody actually play the throwing skills guy in Dead Island?

 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed
15. Re: Guild Wars 2 Free Trial This Month; Sales Record Claimed Aug 16, 2013, 16:46 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 16:26:
I really really doubt that they sold more then wow its first 9 months, especially considering by their 9th month they had 4 million ACTIVE subscribers (3rd quarter)

Source

Apparently they didnt "triangulating against multiple data sources" very hard...

Well, the news blurb specifically says the US and Europe, for 9 months, so I am sure they checked. WoW probably sold more worldwide in its first 9 months, but maybe not just in those areas.

I haven't played GW2 yet, but I may get into this free trial.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk Aug 15, 2013, 21:24 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Shataan wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 20:53:
Peeps still play this kinda shiz???

Indeed, sir or madam.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Aug 15, 2013, 11:12 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Darks wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 10:22:
All of the games except Dead Space 3 are Steam, in fact you get both sets of keys when you buy this deal.


Fair warning, Battlefield 3 (assuming you pay over the 5 bucks or whatever) is also Origin only. Although hopefully everybody knows about BF3 at this point.

*EDIT* Typo.

This comment was edited on Aug 15, 2013, 11:17.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: Humble Bundle Aug 15, 2013, 00:23 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That is seriously a great Humble Bundle.

I own some of the games on it, but I've been looking for cheap Dead Space 3; I don't mind getting Medal of Honor or Burnout Paradise either.

I'm also using it to try to rope a few more people into Battlefield 3 at a bargain, because hey, we all need to run somebody over with a tank sometimes.

Incidentally, Origin seems to have been DDoSed, or at least the Register New Games server(s), by the all the people buying the bundle.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2013, 12:23 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
ROFL! I cannot believe people still don't know about the onion.

Of course that Literally Unbelievable page is almost entirely of snippets from Facebook, aka the 21st century AOL online, so what can you expect.

 
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