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Homepage http://www.tacticalgamerz.com
Signed On Jul 9, 2009, 18:02
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Lonesome Road Sep 21, 2011, 00:27 ^Drag0n^
 
Oops...was that my bad? I thought I sent the right link.

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News Comments > New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape
5. Re: New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape Sep 20, 2011, 17:12 ^Drag0n^
 
Lonesome Road just unlocked on Steam. $9.99.

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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Beta This Month
20. Re: Battlefield 3 Beta This Month Sep 20, 2011, 16:43 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 15:45:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 14:52:
And don't even get me started on Origin. It downloads an installer rather than the game files, which is needlessly time consuming and requires additional hard-disk space (not that it's expensive). But it only downloads the base game, so you need to install patches separately. And EA games still require the EA Download Manager, as they haven't integrated the functionality. I mean, it's like we back to 1998 all over again! There's a reason Steam dominates digital distribution and a large part of that is elimination of tedious installers and manual patches.

Boy, it's SO unbelievable how people could have something against shitty Digital River Storefront #328 Origin! Rolleyes

Though I have to say that being required to Alt-Tab out of the game to join a new MP game through your browser+plugin has to absolutely take the trophy for smoothness.

Creston

"Hey, 1997 called: they want qPlug back..."

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 20, 2011, 16:30 ^Drag0n^
 
Blue wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 16:28:
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 12:04:
That Ass Creed link isn't right, Blue. Points back here.

Whoops, sorry. It's fixed now.

I'm not sure what "Ass Creed" is, but I wouldn't touch that game under a full moon.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
50. Topic: Objects in the rear view mirror may appear closer than they are... Sep 20, 2011, 16:26 ^Drag0n^
 
I'm still waiting for John Romero to make me his bitch.

#random

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
47. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 20, 2011, 15:27 ^Drag0n^
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 15:15:
Is third person cover really that much more immersion-breaking than cut-scenes?
Than picking a line of dialogue from a choice of several?
From weird lockpicking/hacking mini-games?


You guys must have a much more delicate sense of immersion than I do. Do you feel less immersed in books when you have to flip pages? And are these games really that immersive, period? Do you really feel like you're Adam Jensen and looking out his eyes, seeing what he sees, thinking what he thinks, smelling what he smells?

Sorry...after reading this all I could think of was some guy in a chair with a book screaming, "WTF?!?!! *ANOTHER* Page?!?!?! I hate these things!"



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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - F1 2011
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - F1 2011 Sep 20, 2011, 15:23 ^Drag0n^
 
This game needs more zombies.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
43. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 20, 2011, 14:57 ^Drag0n^
 
I'm pretty sure that's a valid point.

Hold on a second, guys...the microwave beeped...my popcorn is ready

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
38. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 20, 2011, 14:14 ^Drag0n^
 
Personally? I've been playing games since you had to play with actual rocks, paper, and scissors.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
34. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 20, 2011, 12:27 ^Drag0n^
 
I blame Gears of War for that.  
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News Comments > PC Arkham City Delayed Until November
12. Re: PC Arkham City Delayed Until November Sep 20, 2011, 12:21 ^Drag0n^
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 11:54:
I can't recall if I pre-ordered, but I am just goin to rent this on the xbox anyway....I can't justify 60.00 for a console game, as I think the preorder was only 40.00 on greenmangaming.

Somebody has got to buy you a notepad

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News Comments > PC Arkham City Delayed Until November
4. Re: PC Arkham City Delayed Until November Sep 20, 2011, 11:53 ^Drag0n^
 
necrosis wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 11:41:
I find it amazing how people still do not know why PC gamers are pissed off.

I'm pretty sure they know, I just don't think they care anymore.

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News Comments > Crytek Developing Homefront Sequel
13. Re: Crytek Developing Homefront Sequel Sep 20, 2011, 11:48 ^Drag0n^
 
Verno wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 11:11:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 11:07:
I guess I'm confused... KAOS makes Homefront, Homefront is released, KOAS is closed, but Homefront made enough money to bankroll a sequal within 6 months of release?

Kaos was New York based, it is incredibly expensive to put up a studio in many parts of the US in general but New York more than most. Like many things it is cheaper to outsource to foreign corporations both from a wage and tax outlook.

I don't think Crytek can do any worse with the IP so whatever I guess, let's just hope they don't add jungles and aliens to it for no reason. I didn't really care for the first game anyway.

I actually liked the concept of the game, it just had a few key things wrong with it, namely it's length and the fact that it had a tighter set of rails than any Call of Duty game ever made (a hard feat to achieve, you'd think).

I'd like to be optimistic about Crytek taking it over, but Crysis 2 was no Crysis 1 in terms of player freedom, and I really think that is what Homefront lacked. Even when I was hiding in the pit full of dead bodies, I didn't feel that the game made me have any emotional connection to the events. It was as if they considered it enough to simply say, "hey! They killed a bunch of nameless Americans you don't know! Aren't you angry?!?!?"

I guess what I'm driving at is that the lack of freedom to interact with the NPCs and their environment left the single-player game feeling bland, unemotional, and at times even frustrating. It's too bad, as I really wanted to like Homefront.

On an odd aside, the writer of the game was also the writer of "Red Dawn" (as I'm sure most know). The weird part is a "remake" of that film is due sometime in the next year from MGM that replaces the Russians with North Koreans. Strange coincidence.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
23. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 20, 2011, 11:22 ^Drag0n^
 
You'll have to do a lot better than that to taunt me to participate in one of your threadjackings, my friend.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2011, 00:44 ^Drag0n^
 
Rediculous. Find something better to do, RIAA, like make a business model that works in the current decade.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
22. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 20, 2011, 00:38 ^Drag0n^
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 23:32:
Terrible decision.

Funny thing, despite how out of place these fights were/are, we will probably be begging for something this good, when/if we play Rage.

I highly doubt that.

Based on all I've seen/heard/read, Rage is going to be pretty kickass. I'm glad that id finally listened to those of us that wanted another co-op multiplayer experience out of them as well. The last time we got that was in the original Quake, and I've missed it.

I actually d/l'ed the Rage novel from the iBook store just to familiarize myself with the canon of the new IP...seems pretty deep, and the premise of the story seems uncharacteristically well developed, considering how much attention id normally pays to their storylines.

I'm expecting nothing less than a solid, fun shooter out of id. They have yet to dissapoint.

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
21. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 20, 2011, 00:28 ^Drag0n^
 
mag wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 22:52:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 18:53:
Agreed.

Whenever I hear people bitch about DLC costing $10, I like to remind them that the lunch that gave them the runs for four days cost more, and gave far less.

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Who pays more than $10 for lunch?

Bay area, Dude.

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News Comments > New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape
2. Re: New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape Sep 19, 2011, 22:44 ^Drag0n^
 
Enough teasing, Bethesda...just release the damn thing.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
11. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 19, 2011, 22:37 ^Drag0n^
 
2x typhoon (max) on all the bosses != challenging.

They were easy, in fact.

Well at least this explains exactly why these were the weakest parts of the ENTIRE game...
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced
10. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Boss Battles Were Outsourced Sep 19, 2011, 22:35 ^Drag0n^
 
*duplicate deleted*

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