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Nickname Graham
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Description Don't hate the game. Hate the hater.
Homepage http://spacecaptainisawesome.ca
Signed On Apr 4, 2009, 18:55
Total Comments 182 (Novice)
User ID 54873
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast
2. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Jan 23, 2014, 18:10 Graham
 
Tom wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 17:36:
Yeah, and they had Patrick Stewart do voice acting for Oblivion too! What a joke.

Instead of paying for all these big name voice actors, how about not re-using the same exact voice clips and dialogue for 100 different NPCs? Cookie-cutter voice acting is one of the biggest immersion killers.

STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Beta Opens
2. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Beta Opens Jan 21, 2014, 18:44 Graham
 
I like Hearthstone, but the killer platform for it is tablets. I want to be able to play this on the train via LTE. I'd also like casual asynchronous games against my friends, if you please.

I've been in the beta for a bit, and while I tend to get roflstomped by guys with advanced decks (I play super casually) every once in a while I outplay some bastard with my limited cards. God that feels good.
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
5. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 16:18 Graham
 
Dota 2 released in 2013.

Largest growth for Steam in 2013: Brazil and Russia.

Yeah.
 
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News Comments > The Division Not Coming This Year?
8. Re: The Division Not Coming This Year? Jan 8, 2014, 01:25 Graham
 
I'm holding off on this until the Love Will Tear Us Apart Again DLC comes out.

Hmm. Wrong Division.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Pricing Survey
6. Re: World of Warcraft Pricing Survey Jan 1, 2014, 16:43 Graham
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 14:00:
Annual Pass - if they offered this at a rate of $5 a month, they might actually clog the drain of lost subscriptions.

$5/mo is my sweet spot to have an ever-running WoW sub. For the price of a single game I could "...always go back". $15 a month just isn't going to fly anymore, at least not for me.
 
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News Comments > War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta
2. Re: War Thunder War Thunder Closed Beta Dec 5, 2013, 13:48 Graham
 
nin wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 08:49:
Sony needs to hurry up and put this on the PS4 store in the US, dammit...


  • Create a UK account.

  • Download War Thunder.

  • Switch to your US/Canadian account before it's done downloading and it will install on your account.

  • Play.


  • You're welcome
     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    23. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 3, 2013, 12:48 Graham
     
    I bought a PS4 and an Xbox One for a few reasons, not the least of which being that we needed one for our TV show here in Canada.

    The PS4 has been on nearly constantly since its launch; AC4 is gorgeous, Knack is more fun if you enjoyed games like Crash and Spyro, and Resogun is just great for killing some time with a trance-shooter. Even CODDOG and BF4 are better-than-average on the system.

    I can't say the same for the Xbox One. It's bulky and awkward in the real world as well as in software. It MUST be oriented horizontally, limited your install options–and it's HUGE, making finding space in your home theatre setup a chore. The mandatory Kinect also limits where you can use it. This is a living room system, not a bedroom system or an office system (I have a 100" screen in the bedroom and a 5'x9' office. Yes, I'm aware of the irony of having a screen bigger than my office. I'm a writer, we thrive in small spaces.)

    The software is an unmitigated disaster, in my opinion. For the first minute when I turned it on it did nothing other than show a green screen with the word Xbox on it. The software update took twice as long as the Day One update for the PS4, and what I got when it finished was disappointing.

    There have been plenty of comments in this thread about the friends system (broken), the achievements system ( have to dig for them, very broken), and so on. Other things to note: parental controls have been destroyed, with several missteps made, including one-time-only permissions setting–you can't actually set permissions that very from day to day (today Johnny gets to play Perfect Dark, but he has homework tomorrow, so we'll block it then... can't do it anymore!)

    The voice control is flakey, the OS lags (push the Xbox jewel and you'll see the game "shrink" then you'll see the tile overlay kick in and it will "shrink" a second time) and the whole thing is plastered in ads. The ads on PS4 tend to blend in; the ads on Xbox One pop right out at you.

    Naturally neither compares to the glorious PC master race gaming experience, but I must say that I do like the second screen experience on both consoles. Microsoft takes the lead a bit here with tablet compatibility; the Playstation app is very 1.0 - but it's an excellent 1.0. Factor in the Vita (making the PS4 $100 more expensive than the Xbox One) and it's a vastly superior experience, giving you access to Vita games, second screen/remote play at home, and even remote play via LTE.

    All in all, the PS4 is the console you're looking for if you need one of the big two.

    That said, if you're a PC gamer, get a god damned Wii U. It's the only console that will give you truly unique experiences for the next year, and there's already a library of badass shit. Go play Wind Waker HD. Seriously. Great game.
     
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    News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Announced
    12. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Announced Dec 2, 2013, 13:05 Graham
     
    Task wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 10:20:
    The Warhammer 40k license has fallen into bad hands.

    I fear this is what will happen to the Star Wars game/universe license as well.

    Ewok Tower Defense 40,000k.

    "Nub nub, motherfuckers."

    I'd play it.
     
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    News Comments > Black Friday Metaverse
    6. Re: Black Friday Metaverse Nov 29, 2013, 13:47 Graham
     
    Bumpy wrote on Nov 29, 2013, 11:58:
    This Bitcoin stuff needs to die. I don't see them serving a useful purpose to the world.

    I'm going to gamble that the reason for this is because you haven't put in any time actually learning about the stuff. I'm not a bitcoin junkie, but instant, low-cost transfers in a decentralized currency does appear to serve SOME purpose to some people.

    Or you could just ignorantly write it off because you don't like the way it makes you feel. You know, whatever.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    46. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 25, 2013, 19:44 Graham
     
    Jerykk wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 17:50:
    Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 17:10:
    eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2013, 17:00:
    Only thing I don't like is that you can evade sticky situations by boarding a smaller ship and repairing

    Yeah, that's bullshit. I refuse to do that. It's even more nonsensical than if there'd been health powerups floating on the ocean.


    It's also dumb that you can lower your wanted level by boarding ships too. Finally, it's dumb that other ships stop attacking you while you're boarding.

    I love the game and couldn't agree more. If you board a ship and there are other predators out there, they should be pounding the shit out of your hull or boarding you from the other side. Still, by playing it "honest" and not boarding until it's clear I get the same sort of feeling. Shame that I have to be part of the "engine" on this though.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 13:25 Graham
     
    There's this guy on the internet. He runs a site where he finds links to all of the news actually worth reading about the games that I like, and he puts them in a list. It's a totally OG Internet site, and I've been visiting it for years. I don't know this guy...

    ...but I'm still sitting at work choked up to hear about his dog passing away.

    Blue, hopefully it will help to know that Hudson didn't just bring happiness to you, but to some of us as well. Sorry for your loss.
     
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    News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
    31. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 13:23 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 12:53:
    So how does it look/run on a $500 video card then?

    Fixed that for you.

    Talk about not understanding what a target audience is!
     
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    News Comments > Morning Interviews
    9. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 8, 2013, 14:50 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 14:16:
    jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 11:27:
    *Waits for Cutter's inevitable comments*

    EDIT:
    Cutter bait:

    “When there’s an article about us, there’s always one person who’s like, ‘IT’S A SCAM,’” he confessed.

    Fools and their money are soon parted.

    Explains why you're so bitter, mate, you must be flat broke!

    wah-wah.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Box Previews
    7. Re: Steam Box Previews Nov 4, 2013, 14:35 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 14:10:
    How about getting the client up to date first? Remove the bloat, streamline it, make it faster, an offline mode that works, etc.

    Yup, let's take the hardware guys and get them working on software. That'll do it!
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
    5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 2, 2013, 18:12 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 16:27:
    Why do you think I've always said, "Google is not your friend."

    Mostly because you hate everything. Even a broken clock, etc.

    Just joshin' ya, Cut. You're right on this one.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video
    38. Re: Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video Oct 20, 2013, 15:48 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2013, 12:36:

    Whatever, don't take my word for it. But when the rubber hits the road you just remember who called it.

    And what kind of crow do we get to watch you eat if you're wrong?
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video
    37. Re: Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video Oct 20, 2013, 15:44 Graham
     
    NKD wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 20:37:
    Graham wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 20:23:

    They hit $20-million long ago, why keep pouring fake funding in?

    Long ago? You mean just over 2 weeks ago?

    Sorry, but crowdfunded stuff like this follows a particular funding pattern. You don't rake in a consistent million bucks a week just off random Internet donations months after your campaign begins.

    I was unaware you had a degree in crowd funding economics. You have such a rich history of projects to draw from!

    Maybe this is happening for the first time because it's happening for the first time? I love the idea that "this has to be fake because crowd funding just doesn't work this way..." The logic is so circular you could use it as a ball bearing.
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video
    9. Re: Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video Oct 19, 2013, 20:23 Graham
     
    CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 20:10:
    Cutter wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 18:05:
    There is no way money just keeps rolling in like this like it was clockwork. I smell something here and it ain't roses.

    I have also had a suspicion for quite a long time that maybe Roberts himself and his brother and maybe some other ex-Origin guys who got rich back in the day or rich friends of Roberts from the movie industry are responsible for the majority of the funding.

    As we know Roberts has always been planning on a US$20+ million game from the beginning with one part coming from crowdfunding and another from investors.
    There is definitely a possibility here that the plot is to keep the money from crowdfunding coming in but that in reality it's more like US$ 8 to 10 million from the crowd and the other US$10+ million from "investors" (= Roberts himself + friends and family).

    No one is ever going to be able to do a head count and check whether the sum total really reflects the accumulated individual pledges or what number of alpha slots are really taken.
    And thanks to the instancing system (about 50 players max per instance) no one is ever going to be able to estimate the number of players online.
    It would be fairly easy for Roberts to pull off some tricks to inflate the crowdfunding numbers for more publicity and to keep up the momentum.

    On the other hand it is perfectly possible that there are in fact that many nutters out there. Remember WoW. Before it was released everyone thought it was going to be one big fail in an already oversaturated MMORPG market. And the rest is history as they say.


    They hit $20-million long ago, why keep pouring fake funding in?
    What's the point of the ruse? Wouldn't this run afoul of tax laws?

    Doesn't Occam's razor point to the fact that people just want to play this game? Is it that unimaginable that around two hundred thousand people want to see this genre back from the dead and treated with respect?
     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video
    6. Re: Star Citizen Passes $23M; Hangar Spaceflight Mod Video Oct 19, 2013, 20:00 Graham
     
    Cutter wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 18:05:
    There is no way money just keeps rolling in like this like it was clockwork. I smell something here and it ain't roses.

    Have you ever had a positive word to say about this project?

    Right now, the current pledge amounts average out to about $90 per person; that's not unreasonable considering you have some of the goons posting about how they're a few grand into the game at this point.

    I just don't get the continued skepticism here. They're actively hitting their targets with content releases and still we've got folks like you saying "too good to be true". Can you quantify why, without resorting to "gut feeling" or "this doesn't smell right"?
     
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    News Comments > Evening Mobilization
    7. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 10, 2013, 14:05 Graham
     
    Fantaz wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 23:39:
    I want to play FFVI on my watch... (Galaxy Gear)

    Exit's on the left, you can receive your complimentary wedgie at the door.
     
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