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Signed On Jan 19, 2010, 10:00
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News Comments > Portal 2 BAFTA's "Best Game"
8. Re: Portal 2 BAFTA's Mar 17, 2012, 15:01 Esoteric
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 17, 2012, 12:06:
Funny. I finally just got around to finishing Portal 2 today. It was a lot of fun to go through. The characters were neat and the ending was just... Pretty cool.

I guess I need to try the multiplayer mode now.

I had even MORE fun in the co-op mode. Try to play with a friend with voice if you can.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Trailer
6. Re: Grim Dawn Trailer Mar 17, 2012, 01:17 Esoteric
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 22:20:
I'll be impressed if they manage to ever get this game out.

They will, they just have a pretty small team, some of them aren't even on the project full-time.

The video looks good, can't wait to play it.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions Announced
31. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions Announced Mar 16, 2012, 00:28 Esoteric
 
SXO wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 21:17:
This is totally anti-climactic without any kind of screenshot or videos to accompany the announcement.

Yeah, it's kind of lame without screenshots, at the very least.
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Next Month
42. Re: Tribes: Ascend Next Month Mar 9, 2012, 20:18 Esoteric
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 19:52:
Is there some trick to earning EXP faster? I'm only getting about 600-900 per match.

XP depends on length of the match, performance (just a little bit), and if you win or lose (500 extra if you win). If you like the game and don't mind spending money, it's a good idea to go VIP. That is, make your first purchase (think the cheapest is an $8 booster that lasts for 10 days). Once you make your first purchase, you're permanently VIP, which is an automatic 50% XP boost, AND it stacks with the other boost. So for 10 days, instead of getting 1000XP for a match, you'd get 3000XP. The boosts also work on the new badge system (the extra XP unlocks for doing certain things), and you tend to get a lot of those when you first start playing.

Normal/VIP/VIP+Boost

500/750/1500

1000/1500/3000

2000/3000/6000

3000/4500/9000

EDIT: Not sure if I was clear, but the VIP bonus lasts forever (after the 10 days).

And try to find one class you really enjoy, and work on unlocking things in that class. Once you have everything you want in a fun class, just play and have fun, and the XP will roll in gradually.

This comment was edited on Mar 9, 2012, 20:27.
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Next Month
26. Re: Tribes: Ascend Next Month Mar 9, 2012, 15:32 Esoteric
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 15:17:
Hmm, open beta is available, guess I'll give this a shot. 2.4gb download from installer. I'm curious if this supports a controller or if I have to use a mouse and keyboard. Would be awesome if I could play this via controller.

You don't play competitive PC FPS with a controller. That's blasphemy.
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Next Month
23. Re: Tribes: Ascend Next Month Mar 9, 2012, 14:59 Esoteric
 
Video made me chuckle. Really enjoying this game, it's currently my favorite FPS. They still have a lot of things to add and polish, but the base gameplay is FUN and that's what counts most. I mostly play Pathfinder, capping or chasing.

Like others have said, it's easy to try now, don't even need a key anymore, just make an account, download, and play. Learn to ski before you learn to shoot.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Trailers
7. Re: PlanetSide 2 Trailers Mar 7, 2012, 14:09 Esoteric
 
Those videos looked pretty good.  
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Warfighter in October; Preorder Bonuses
5. Re: Medal of Honor Warfighter in October; Preorder Bonuses Mar 7, 2012, 14:01 Esoteric
 
I chuckle every time I hear that silly name.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Patch
1. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Patch Mar 6, 2012, 10:32 Esoteric
 
K/D ratio doesn't belong in CTF stats.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped
3. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Dropped Mar 6, 2012, 10:31 Esoteric
 
I really don't think it's a m/kb vs. controller issue at all, as they've addressed that in past interviews. Bascially it's a non-issue since people would be ranked on their ability, regardless of what system they're on. So really good console players would be going against mediocre PC players.

The patch reason makes much more sense, just look at TF2. If they wanted to update CS:GO as much as TF2, it would be a logistical nightmare to do it on consoles and their patching process/verification system. And since a lot of it would be balance-oriented, it would hamstring the PC side while waiting for the console patches to go through "customs" all the time.
 
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News Comments > Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders
5. Re: Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders Feb 23, 2012, 20:41 Esoteric
 
And it actually doesn't seem to be a demo, at least that I could figure out. You have to pay to activate it.  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Feb 23, 2012, 20:39 Esoteric
 
Lots of games on sale at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000771881

Picked up PAYDAY for 5.
 
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News Comments > Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders
3. Re: Fray Alpha Demo; Preorders Feb 23, 2012, 19:47 Esoteric
 
Hmm, that actually looks pretty cool.  
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday
3. Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Feb 22, 2012, 10:59 Esoteric
 
Looking forward to the new CTF map and new game mode.  
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News Comments > Killing Floor Sells 1M; On Sale
2. Re: Killing Floor Sells 1M; On Sale Feb 14, 2012, 21:07 Esoteric
 
I'm considering picking this up too... Any opinions on it?  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway
13. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway Feb 12, 2012, 06:10 Esoteric
 
The best snipers (sentinels) that I've seen play defense, watching flag capper routes. Usually a capper takes damage when they take the flag, and one snipe is enough to finish them off afterwards. They also shoot incoming cappers, and random offensive players. A good sniper is VERY annoying to cappers.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Patch
1. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Patch Feb 9, 2012, 22:00 Esoteric
 
Damn, they nerfed my whiteout grenades!

/mostly used them for speed
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
38. Re: RE: Follow up Feb 2, 2012, 18:00 Esoteric
 
UConnBBall wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 17:51:
OK Game Play

It's not Tribes, but it feels fairly familiar. I just miss the ability to change classes in a game. How many times I switched to Heavy to lay some artillery on the base to allow the team infiltrate the base while the other teams snipers are hiding. Then switching to scout to run in and grab the flag to get it closer to the door before I die and then switch again to a diffident class to assault the base now that the flag was near the door and then scout when it is out in the open to dash and get the flag for the 25 minute flag capture!

Eh? You can switch classes ingame! Just hit esc or I or P or...actually I don't know what you hit in the new patch, but you can switch classes, I do it all the time.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
24. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 14:46 Esoteric
 
"Playing: ...MW3"

/facepalm

For never having played the game and not knowing anything about it, you certainly have a lot of unjustified criticism.
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Changes
12. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 12:50 Esoteric
 
Yep, F2P/P2W, just like that horrible game Team Fortress 2.  
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