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Homepage http://www.tacticalgamerz.com
Signed On Jul 9, 2009, 18:02
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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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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
18. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 19, 2011, 19:49 ^Drag0n^
 
Riker wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 19:33:
Not bad. Don't go crazy with the pricing, Square Eidos.

And yeah, the fact that you pretty much can max out your augs by the end of the game is a bummer... not very good balancing.

I actually thought they did it well...by the end of the game, you pretty much needed most of the augs to have a chance at finishing without the Dev menu hack (i.e. cheating).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2011, 19:32 ^Drag0n^
 
nin wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 18:54:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 17:44:
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Um,

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Was it about this?


You are an evil, evil man

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
15. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 19, 2011, 19:20 ^Drag0n^
 
Sho wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 19:03:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 18:53:

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.

That's a stupid comparison, though - apples and oranges. You could for example point out that a book costs 10 bucks too, and is likely to entertain you for far longer than five hours.

That said, personally - and that's the only thing that counts - I find an extra helping of DXHR worth 10 bucks, too.

Plus I really don't mind if they drown in money over this one; they deserve it for taking big-budget first-person games back into the right direction.

Missing my point: it's not meant to be an analogy. It's meant to say you waste more money on things far more trivial every day, many of which don't end up working out. Moreso even because it's highly doubtful DXHR DLC is going to be on a list of spending regrets.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
10. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 19, 2011, 18:53 ^Drag0n^
 
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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News Comments > Foldit Helps Unravel AIDS Mystery
6. Re: Foldit Helps Unravel AIDS Mystery Sep 19, 2011, 18:19 ^Drag0n^
 
Heard this story on NPR this morning.

Short version: Supercomputers were unable to model/crack the AIDS protien; a key step in creating antiviral drugs to combat it.

Gamers playing FoldIt did it in 14 days.

Take that, Cray!

"Humiliation."

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2011, 17:44 ^Drag0n^
 
nin wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 17:07:
Blue wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 16:57:
mch wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 16:38:
There is actually a 'Pirate Bar' in my neighborhood on my way home where all employees are required to speak and dress like pirates.

I normally steer clear, since it's definitely one of those "go once and never again" type places, but I'm tempted to stop by tonight.

All I can picture is the place where Judge Reinhold got his new job after getting fired in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

"Hamilton, you're going over there as a representative of Captain Hook Fish and Chips. Part of our image, part of our appeal is that uniform, you know that."


All I know is I can't hear The Cars "Moving in Stereo" without thinking of Phobe Cates tits.

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Um,

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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours
3. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC ~Five Hours Sep 19, 2011, 17:40 ^Drag0n^
 
"Adam Jensen, you ARE the missing link! Goodbye!"

(had to be done)...

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 Sep 19, 2011, 15:22 ^Drag0n^
 
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AUTOBOTS, TRANSFORM!

Gigabyte is the perfect name for an Autobot...

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News Comments > Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games
51. Re: Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games Sep 19, 2011, 15:19 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 14:21:
Ruffiana wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 13:27:
Creston wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 10:49:
"For all of you who complained that your Netflix bill doubled, we listened. Now, your Netflix bill will go back to what it used to be!"

I love how their arrogance kept right on going until hundreds of thousands of people quit their subscription. And now all of a sudden they're humble and customer-focused.

Creston

They increased the cost for their service by 60% and lost about 1.6% of their customers (400k of 25mil worldwide). I don't think there's any business out there that would consider that a failure.

You might want to focus on company value rather than subscribers. I think you'll see quite a different story.

Edit : nin's basically already said the same thing. Their stock's spiralling downward.

Creston

Stock price does not line up with their actual revenue, which is what I think Ruffiana was trying to say. Stock prices fluctuate based on who had too many helpings of baked beans for dinner. Earnings changes? That's the real indicator of how healthy the company is (and whether or not that stock will ride back up along with the rest of the sector).

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News Comments > Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games
38. Re: Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games Sep 19, 2011, 12:55 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 12:41:
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 12:32:
The studios don't have a single revenue stream, they make money everywhere so it would be need to be significant and so far it hasn't been. They are more than happy to make money licensing to things like cable on demand instead.

Yup. And it's cable that is instituting the caps. They already have a relationship there and they're going to want the caps lifted.

Will it be on all traffic or certain traffic? Who knows. But they're going to be the ones that cause change. Right now caps only impact a small number of users, ones that cable companies wouldn't mind losing, anyway. But when content providers start complaining they'll listen.

Yes, and maybe AT&T will see the light and offer us 500Mbps FTTH connections and we can all hold hands and sing kumbaya!

Creston

Certainly good points. It would be the ultimate in irony if it's the entertainment studios that end up being the driver of increased bandwidth.

I'd certainly assume that traffic shaping would become the norm, though, at least until bandwidth is expanded to the point doing so costs more than to not do it. Expect VPN/Torrent streams to continue to be throttled to the point of uselessness in the short term.

Regarding my earlier comment, yeah, if Netflix's intent is to spin off and marginalize hard DVD rentals, then it makes sense.

One thing, though. I don't think the Hard-copy rental business is dead quite yet. Redbox and Blockbuster (NCR) Kiosks in supermarkets are doing incredibly well here in the SF Bay area. $1/night rentals definitely have a niche. And a significant one, at that.

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News Comments > Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games
7. Re: Netflix Renames DVD Rental Service, Adds Video Games Sep 19, 2011, 09:52 ^Drag0n^
 
Nothing like dreary brand confusion within your own product line.

Fire the marketing team...you're supposed to go the other way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2011, 12:55 ^Drag0n^
 
There's more flip-flopping here than a Senator's news conference...  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - RAGE
34. Re: Gone Gold - RAGE Sep 18, 2011, 11:56 ^Drag0n^
 
I think you're missing my point: I've never been disappointed by id, therefore I don't expect them to start now.

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News Comments > Gone Gold - RAGE
32. Re: Gone Gold - RAGE Sep 18, 2011, 10:49 ^Drag0n^
 
I have never seen a game written by id software that sucks balls.

Very much looking forward to see what JohnC's been up to these last few years.

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News Comments > New Gaming Peripherals
41. Re: New Gaming Peripherals Sep 17, 2011, 17:47 ^Drag0n^
 
Gotta disagree with you mate: having on the fly sensitivity adjustment so improved my sniping it was ridiculous. With no consequence to my snap shooting in CQB. $5 mice dont have that.

That said, I agree that Razer and Logitech gaming mice are overpriced based on what you get, but when the market is smaller, you end up paying more for boutique items. BUT, the entry level gaming mice aren't really THAT much more than your run of the mill desktop mouse either.

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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2011, 11:04 ^Drag0n^
 
IMO? Eurogamer went easy on it. Let's be real for a second, here...GoW3 is the third iteration of the exact same game mechanic, and without a substantial upgrade to gameplay or story or interactivity, I'd give it a 6/10, and tell people to just read the single player synopsis of the story off Wikipedia.

I'm sure Cliffy loved the score GameStopInformer gave them (I'm guessing a 9.5, based on their record), but any rag published by a retailer isn't going to throw manure on the first cash cow of the fall.

The only critics that matter are the end users. Thank god for metaritic and Amazon for at least that.

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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Alpha Key Giveaway
33. Re: Tribes: Ascend Alpha Key Giveaway Sep 17, 2011, 10:53 ^Drag0n^
 
Overon wrote on Sep 16, 2011, 14:30:
Man, I never liked this Facebook based advertising contest bullshit.

I don't like the odds of winning and therefore it's not even worth the few minutes it would take to do this. I have my pride and self respect and if I jumped through those hoops I would have my pride and self respect lessened.

Your results may vary.

I could have sworn that you had to "be an actual person" in order to sign up to FB. At one time in their ToS. Clearly not the case now. And certainly the only way that company will make money. It's now the Internet equivalent of those free house and car rags you can get at the supermarket...full of crap that you really don't care anything about.

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