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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Feb 12, 2015, 22:46 Jivaro
 
Don't be shocked if John Oliver gets the job. Jon isn't leaving before September, perhaps later if they need him to stay at the desk until a suitable replacement can be found. John Oliver was so successful at filling in for Jon Stewart while he was off filming his movie that he got his own show...but i doubt that little web show came with a long term contract. If Comedy Central wants John Oliver they will get him.

Let's face it, Oliver is the only man not named Stephen Colbert that has even come close to being able to do that show. If they go with someone completely new and it fails they will kill all the momentum that show has built up over the last 16 to 17 years. Why do that when you can hand the ball to Oliver?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 12, 2015, 16:58 Jivaro
 
Trashy wrote on Feb 12, 2015, 13:58:
Wasn't Today a planned Maintenance day according to the story posted here a few days ago.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/158951/morning-consolidation

Yep, but it took longer than was expected to come back up for some folks in certain areas. Also, every time a MMO or gaming service has maintenance on a non-regular day there will always be users who scream bloody murder because they don't read the announcements before posting their complaints. For example, if an MMO has normal maintenance from 3-7am on Tuesdays and on any given week they change it to a Thursday from 3-9am the forums that Thursday morning are filled with nerd rage tears. It's a predictable phenomena at this point.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Realms Cancelled
14. Re: Shadow Realms Cancelled Feb 10, 2015, 11:25 Jivaro
 
When a company cancels a game, I assume it to be a fantastic move. (aside from the possibility that someone might have lost their job....that of course sucks balls) I don't want a crap game and I don't want a company wasting resources on a crap game that could be put towards a good game. I think sometimes devs and pubs don't cancel stuff when they should because they want to earn some of the money spent back. I don't blame them, from a business perspective, but it's nice to see a company say "that's not going to work, let's bail".  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Feb 9, 2015, 10:54 Jivaro
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 01:05:
3 months... 50% off already... Good times ; )

Umm..the game has been out for a long time. Because a very late port goes on sale 3 months after release is hardly a sign of something bad.


Anyway, Valkyria Chronicles was a fantastic game if you are into that particular genre. My step-daughter bought it for me as a birthday present when it came out on PS3. I made the mistake of thinking it would be this cutesy anime story with easy TBS combat. I was only going to give it a go because I didn't want to offend my step-daughter. The story is pretty gritty and even depressing, which is appropriate for a game that takes place during a time of war. The missions can be unforgiving, which I was surprised by. You can't just charge through things, you need to plan things out. I think the art style lulled me into thinking the game would be easy or "just for kids". There are times when the writing does get a bit teeny-bop emo, but overall I thought it was pretty good in that department as well. I don't think a 40 year old who was never into anime in the first place, like me, is the target audience and I tried to keep that in mind.

I haven't played the PC port, so I can't really comment on it's quality but I would think a game from this genre would be excellent on PC.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X Trailer
4. Re: Mortal Kombat X Trailer Feb 7, 2015, 18:49 Jivaro
 
This is really looking good. The faction war system is very promising.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Feb 4, 2015, 11:25 Jivaro
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 04:32:
Humble Bundle doesn't sell GOG keys and that's the only place X-Wing & TIE Fighter are currently available, why would you have any hope or expectation that it's going to happen?

yeah...because you know...there aren't any games that first get released on GOG and than later on Steam. That never happens. Rolleyes

and besides that...I mean...fuck optimism. Stop it with that optimism crap. Rolleyes2

 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Feb 4, 2015, 01:26 Jivaro
 
I went ahead and picked up the SW bundle. I have all of it in hard copy but that's a fair price to get digital versions for a modern OS. I was going to buy the XWing/TieFighter games through GOG as a birthday present to myself but I guess I had better wait and see what this bundle finishes with.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2015, 16:48 Jivaro
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 08:32:
1badmf wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 08:14:
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 07:29:
Jivaro wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 00:39:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 23:01:
Best game Super Bowl or otherwise I have seen in decades. The last few minutes were priceless.

It was a fantastic game. Had Seattle won I would still think it was a fantastic game to have watched. Pete is taking the blame in the media for that call but his OC is going to take a shit ton of blame.
Pete should not be coaching next year.

well at least we know martians don't know shit about football.

and you know shit about anything! Worst coaching decision in any s SB! ever!

The lack of logic that it takes to fire someone over what "might" have been their decision on one play when they have taken a team to the Super Bowl two years in a row....winning the first by a blowout....is startling.

Go home Martian, you're drunk.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Feb 2, 2015, 01:35 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 15:15:
Jivaro wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 14:08:
It reminds me that I still haven't gotten of my ass and played Last of Us yet despite the fact that I very certain that I am going to love it. I really ought to do that, if only so I can stop having to go out of my way to avoid spoilers.

It's a fantastic game. Some of the best writing in a game, for sure. Don't forget about the SP DLC afterwords, and then watch Grounded there on YT, or on Amazon video.

Thanks, will do!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2015, 00:39 Jivaro
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 23:01:
Best game Super Bowl or otherwise I have seen in decades. The last few minutes were priceless.

It was a fantastic game. Had Seattle won I would still think it was a fantastic game to have watched. Pete is taking the blame in the media for that call but his OC is going to take a shit ton of blame.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Feb 1, 2015, 14:08 Jivaro
 
I don't know about the order....and I wouldn't include non-exclusives for a list titled "Top PS3 games"....but it is a quality list of games.

It reminds me that I still haven't gotten of my ass and played Last of Us yet despite the fact that I very certain that I am going to love it. I really ought to do that, if only so I can stop having to go out of my way to avoid spoilers. This game and Game of Thrones....the two things that I keep meaning to do if only so I don't have to avoid half the shit my friends post on the Internet...lol.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 31, 2015, 18:58 Jivaro
 
christheshitter wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 03:49:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 23:38:
christheshitter wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 22:44:
Paying $35 monthly for 100/100Mbps connection here in Sweden. I feel sorry for you guys over there!

Stofa? Is it still the awesomesauce?

Mmh.. Stofa seems to be based in Denmark so we don't have them here.

And there's quite plenty here who get subsidized fiber connections. Taking an example some choose to lock in themselves to a singel fiber provider for a five year plan. Then they can pay $16 for 1000/1000Mbps. Some pay nothing and instead it's baked in the rent.

Interesting, I thought Stofa was based in Sweden but served parts of Denmark as well. My mistake I guess.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Next Month
2. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Public Beta Next Month Jan 31, 2015, 18:54 Jivaro
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 16:32:
Can't wait! \o/

I am pretty anxious to get behind the wheel again as well.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Turns Five
7. Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 18:52 Jivaro
 
I would put it in my top 3 F2P MMOs for the F2P player. In fact, I am not sure I can think of a F2P MMO that you can have more fun with without spending a single dollar.

I have often wished that Champions Online had been even HALF as good as this game. Hell, I might settle for a quarter.

And to answer the original question: Yes, much better than during beta or launch. As someone else mentioned, the player created missions can be a good source of fun as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 23:38 Jivaro
 
christheshitter wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 22:44:
Paying $35 monthly for 100/100Mbps connection here in Sweden. I feel sorry for you guys over there!

Stofa? Is it still the awesomesauce?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 21:02 Jivaro
 
Trashy wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 18:47:
In my area my choices are Comcast which I have a 105 Mbit down/12 Mbit up internet only package or DSL from Fairpoint that can barely do 1 Mbit of the advertised 6 Mbit and they're generally about the same price monthly since it requires paying for a landline and such..

Same deal for me basically. I can go with Comcast and get decent speed and terrible customer service for the same price I could pay AT&T for slower DSL and nearly as crappy customer service.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE LIVE DDoS
1. Re: QUAKE LIVE DDoS Jan 30, 2015, 16:42 Jivaro
 
*facepalm*

What an accomplishment. Whomever has done this must be super proud of themselves. /sarcasm
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition
11. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition Jan 30, 2015, 10:47 Jivaro
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 13:52:
Jivaro wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:06:
I definitely want to buy this but I am waiting because I am fairly certain that the expansions are coming as additional expenditures.
They wont. According to the devs, source code and assets of those addons where lost somewhere in time. They would have to recreate the game from scratch. Similar situation with the upcoming HD version of Homeworld. Code and assets of the Cataclysm addon were lost when Rockstar bought Barking Dog and employees moved to another location.

That's too bad. Ahh well, as others have pointed out, there are other ways to "modernize" the game and still get all of the expansions etc.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Jurassic World & Marvel's Avengers Announced
4. Re: LEGO Jurassic World & Marvel's Avengers Announced Jan 29, 2015, 13:17 Jivaro
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:59:
Was hoping for a Guardians Lego game, but I'll take these. The kids love them.

A Guardians of the Galaxy based LEGO game would be a fantastic idea. The humor of the LEGO games and the humor of the GotG movie would mix pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow
16. Re: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Tomorrow Jan 29, 2015, 12:30 Jivaro
 
*shrug* At the time it was released, I enjoyed it tremendously. I just don't think it aged very well and I am not sure that "remastering" it will help. As others have mentioned, some of the gameplay mechanics were truly horrid. At the time I didn't care much, plenty of games had controls and areas that I felt like I had to battle through to enjoy the rest of the game. These days that is something that is much less easy to forgive.  
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