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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > WildStar Updated
16. Re: WildStar Updated Jul 2, 2014, 12:09 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 10:18:
Agreed, you can't boil entertainment down to a ratio. I do like to choose games with replay value just to make my dollar go a bit further now that I'm older but I would will drop $50 on a title that only offers 5 hours as long as its very memorable and fun.

Exactly. Gaming tastes are entirely too subjective for some kind of fixed ratio of hours/gameplay=purchase(?). Not only that, but gaming budgets vary wildly, making the value of the dollar somewhat subjective as well. Add into that the many working professionals that actually have more money for gaming than time for gaming. I personally will spend 150 bucks on a retail collector's edition of a game I know I will be playing extensively without even hesitating. I will than laugh uncontrollably at Activision when they are still pricing 4 year old COD games at 30 to 40 dollars for the digital download. My step-son sees 150 dollars for a game and says I am out of my mind. I see him buying COD #7568 at any price above 10 bucks and find myself asking his mother if he was dropped on his head as a child.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2014, 22:50 Jivaro
 
I find it hilarious that we make it so far in the biggest tournament for the world's biggest sport and somehow anyone would frame it as a failure. Is it disappointing that we lost? Sure. We weren't even supposed to make it out of the first round though. Just accomplishing that was a huge step forward for our team. Not because we haven't been past the first round, we have, but because of who we had to play to do it.

It's a huge accomplishment for the USA men's team to have made it as far as they did. Framing it in any other way just underlines how much less the sport is appreciated in this particular country. The other countries are talking about how impressive the Americans were while a great many Americans think that because we didn't win the Cup itself somehow we suck.

I understand not liking the sport and I understand having high expectations. I don't understand such a huge lack of perspective. The entire world is impressed with our efforts. Only one team can win the Cup and we were eliminated by a great team.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 18:12 Jivaro
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:38:
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 11:39:
4 ways Cracked's whining is really just a quite blatant shill.


It should be "4 ways the old white guys people in charge of networks are killing themselves by refusing to adapt and overcome."

Seriously.

Edited because Bonnie Hammer single-handedly ruined Sci-Fi.

I was going to say something similar. If the viewing habits of the target audience are changing it is on the content provider to adapt.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail
18. Re: Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail Jun 30, 2014, 13:44 Jivaro
 
In theory this shouldn't be any different than digital early access.

In practice however, I am fairly certain that expecting the mainstream to see a retail box and understand exactly what they are purchasing without having read all the information on a web site, forum, etc is optimistic at best. This has "bad idea" stamped right across the front of the box.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 10:55 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 10:10:
mch wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 10:06:
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 09:55:
The swapper

Loved The Swapper! I didn't see it on the Steam sale...think I picked it up in a Humble Bundle a few months ago...

I don't recall steam, either, but I think gog had it on sale at least once...


The Swapper was one of the flash deals around midweek.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 30, 2014, 01:53 Jivaro
 
I spent about 100 bucks between Steam and GOG. Not bad really. When I look at everything I got for it I actually did pretty well. I thought the sales were pretty good overall, particularly in the second half of the week. GOG had some great deals.  
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News Comments > Summer Sales Ending
33. Re: Summer Sales Ending Jun 30, 2014, 01:35 Jivaro
 
Brataccas wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 00:49:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 23:55:
I'm a gamer.

I play shit on whatever platform I'm having fun on. Be it from Tetris back on the good old 1st gen Gameboy, Pokemon series on a 2Ds, Super Star Wars on a SNES, Sonic the Hedgehog on a Sega Genesis, Warhawk on the Playstation, Zelda on a N64, Halo on a Xbox, Metal Gear 2 on a PS2, Infamous on a PS3, All the Forza's on the 360, and just about everything else on my PC.
Oh and I have a soft spot for Are you Smarter then a 5th Grader on my Android Phone/Tablet, along with a copy of Minecraft for Consoles/PC/Tablet, even though my phone and tablet both have GTA3 on them as well.

Shut the fuck up, and quit worrying about what other people say and enjoy what you want, where you want it.

Cheers

Cheers
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2014, 10:18 Jivaro
 
Dude...they were asking the draftees "so who are you wearing?" as part of the post draft interview. That is just.....sad.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 14:59 Jivaro
 
When surgery is your only option, physical rehab is usually the difference between simply being structurally complete and actually feeling completely healed and pain free. Too many people do the surgery and than don't complete rehab either because they choose to flake or because they have secondary complications like it's work-comp and they are disputing costs or perhaps it wasn't work related and they have to return to work to pay the bills.

TLDR: Always do the rehab if you do the surgery and than continue with some sort of targeted exercise afterwards. It will make all the difference in how you feel in the years that follow.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 11:49 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:33:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:58:
Verno..I see Banner Saga in your playlist. My backlog is crazy but i was thinking about picking it (and Blackguards) up. What do you think of it so far?

I finished it last night, its pretty good. It almost feels like a low budget Studio Ghibli movie mixed up with Final Fantasy Tactics. It is ball pounding hard though on the higher difficulty though. The norse mythology style is really fun and the story is surprisingly engrossing. There is a lot of divergence in characters and plots depending on decisions you make but its rarely played out in a ham fisted way like Mass Effect. I wish the combat system and enemy variety went a little deeper but there is a solid foundation there for the future games. There is some replay value there as well, I'm going to do another run after I go through Dark Souls 2.

Thanks bud, definitely on my to-buy list now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 09:58 Jivaro
 
Verno..I see Banner Saga in your playlist. My backlog is crazy but i was thinking about picking it (and Blackguards) up. What do you think of it so far?  
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News Comments > RIFT Expansion Plans
5. Re: RIFT Expansion Plans Jun 26, 2014, 02:15 Jivaro
 
I think all he meant, and all most people mean when they use the term, is the type of interface used for combat. It is generalizing and non-specific, but it's hardly something to get worked up about.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 25, 2014, 11:43 Jivaro
 
The blame game in San Francisco is in full swing with Lucas choosing to take his talents collections to Chicago. It's true Lucas wasn't very willing to compromise, but honestly, he shouldn't have had too. First the America's Cup now this. The board of directors over at the Presidio needs a reality check. They are behaving like these people don't have other places to go with their tourist attractions/money making opportunities. If I had a business in that area I would be screaming for some heads to be rolling.

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News Comments > EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans
9. Re: EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans Jun 23, 2014, 13:39 Jivaro
 
I don't really play any multiplayer FPS often enough to have any experience with it. I personally haven't had any troubles with it but that isn't saying much when you have been exposed to it as infrequently as I have.

I have just always wondered how it made money for the original developers and why there wasn't more competitive options for publishers to use instead of Punkbuster. Online games are such a huge money maker right now, you would think the market would be full of Punkbuster clones by now. Maybe I just don't know of them because it isn't really part of my interest in our hobby.
 
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News Comments > EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans
7. Re: EA Investigating Incorrect BF3 Bans Jun 23, 2014, 13:06 Jivaro
 
Out of curiosity, does Punkbuster make money for it's developers in a flat one time license fee or does it make money over time based on amount of users or is it something else?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 23, 2014, 12:27 Jivaro
 
You can easily disable the hotspot service on your cable modem, just not as easily as most people would expect or like. The link on the website that says it will let you "manage your XFinity Wifi" doesn't actually do that, it simply tells you "how awesome" it is. What you have to do is call in, like I did just now, and spend 10 minutes listening to pay-per-view ads and 3 minutes talking to a real person.

Also, spend the extra 5 minute to do the survey and tell them that the option to disable/enable the hotspot should be on the website so that you don't have to call in to customer support. They don't want you to call in to customer support anyway, so tell them how they can make you less likely to do so. Even if you aren't actually going to do the survey, say you will anyway...it gets you bumped up to the front of the line in terms of getting a tech on the phone.
 
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
43. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 20:49 Jivaro
 
Yonder, I don't know about the other people but "hate" is mischaracterizing what I said. I don't hate Titanfall. I am simply not interested in it without a single player campaign. I am judging it properly, I am judging it based on what would be fun for me to play. As should everybody with every game. You don't buy a game because someone else is having fun with it. You buy it so you can have fun with it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2014, 17:22 Jivaro
 
eDave wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 13:23:
Phoenix in August is awesome. Haboob's man. Haboob's.

Those are just another reason why it is not awesome. there is nothing about a giant dust storm that is enjoyable or comfortable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2014, 11:57 Jivaro
 
I have to disagree Blue. Atlanta in the summer is just not the place to be. Anywhere where heat and humidity collide is not good IMHO. Phoenix in August for example...is also just horrible. I do agree that a city that has a great mass transit system is a plus. Has E3 ever been held in San Francisco? That would be a great place for it. (I am totally showing my West Coast bias now...)  
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News Comments > Play PC Titanfall for Free
23. Re: Play PC Titanfall for Free Jun 20, 2014, 11:32 Jivaro
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 20, 2014, 11:16:
It would be much nicer if they would do the Sony Playstation Plus version of game trials and let you play for a few hours whenever you want to play and the few hours were actual gameplay hours.

Yep. I was thinking the same thing. Particularly given the size of some of the downloads these days.
 
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