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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Next Mass Effect Teases
8. Re: Next Mass Effect Teases Nov 7, 2013, 22:18 Jivaro
 
I would buy a spin-off solely about Liara.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2013, 19:15 Jivaro
 
Every year we have the same discussion about the flu shot in my house, and every year it ends the same way.

1) My wife, a nurse, gets her shot and is fine. Doesn't get the flu all season either. Considering the patients she works with, +1 point for the flu shot.

2) I refuse to get the shot, which pisses my wife off to no end of course, but I also don't get the flu all season. I don't work with sick people all the time, or even the general public. I am not high risk, or even luke-warm risk, so I don't mess with the shot.

3) My step-daughter, a college student, says she will get the shot but doesn't remember to do so until she is already sick with a cold or something. Showing that flashy education off to the world, she of course goes and gets her flu shot while her immune system is compromised. Of course she is then sick for the next 4 days. At least I can take some comfort in the fact that it isn't my DNA that causes this yearly ritual.

Seriously, like clockwork, every single year.
 
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News Comments > Happy Mass Effect N7 Day 2013
8. Re: Happy Mass Effect N7 Day 2013 Nov 7, 2013, 12:35 Jivaro
 
Yeah, at this point Mass Effect 3 is a pretty enjoyable game...ending included. I'd import a ME2 save or make one @ http://www.masseffectsaves.com  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs
40. Re: Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs Nov 7, 2013, 10:55 Jivaro
 
Personally, I think the Everquest Next preview videos sent ActiBlizz back to the drawing board.  
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News Comments > Grim Dawn Early Access
10. Re: Grim Dawn Early Access Nov 7, 2013, 00:18 Jivaro
 
I have been in since just after alpha started and I like it. I think most ARPG fans in general will like it. I think POE fans will like it from a gameplay standpoint. I think Torchlight fans will like it from the modding standpoint. I think the only people that might not like it are the folks that strongly prefer the bright cartoony visuals of Torchlight or Marvel Heroes over the grittiness of POE. Grim Dawn definitely swings toward POE on the gritty scale. Right now it also plays a bit slower then some ARPGs, like Van Helsing for example. In Van Helsing combat is fast and loose where in Grim Dawn it is methodical and brutal with very tight controls. Because the alpha is limited and because I haven't leveled to a very high level I don't know how this affects things when your skills and weapons become more advanced and varied, but early on you must be much more careful then in a game like Torchlight or Van Helsing.

Kind of a weird thing to be so fond of....but I really like that you can zoom & spin the camera around and view from different directions. It is such a rare feature in the ARPG genre and I prefer it to a locked camera.

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News Comments > Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs
19. Re: Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs Nov 7, 2013, 00:06 Jivaro
 
NicklePop wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 23:48:
WoW is one of the best games of all time.

Panda-land is an awesome expansion.

Can't wait for the next expansion.

I am sure someone is going to go after you for that but I wanted to say that I agree. I don't play now, but I started very near launch and raided all the way through BC before leaving due to a severe back injury that effectively ended my PC gaming hobby for a long time. I buy each new expansion, play through it solo, and then put the game back on the shelf. (sorta speak) The back injury just won't let me go back to raiding which is too bad because I have a great guild that made it a lot of fun.

It is my opinion that what makes/made WoW great is that for the majority of people who have played it, they have enjoyed it for a substantial amount of time. It seems like nearly everyone has a "time" where they played and liked the game. For me it was vanilla+BC, for example. Other people thought WotLK was great. For most of those people though, that "time" comes to an end. Something happens, an expansion or their guild breaks up usually, and the game becomes less fun. Maybe it becomes repetitive, maybe they don't like the latest nerfs, maybe they just don't find another guild that was as fun as the previous one. Sometimes real life just gets in the way. The bottom line is that WoW has been immensely entertaining to a huge amount of people. Every game, MMO or not, wears thin after awhile. MMOs evolve to try to battle the weariness but I think it is inevitable for all but the most dedicated of fanpeople that any video game will eventually become boring and repetitive.

WoW wasn't the first and it wasn't the most original, but it's impact on the industry and the gamers definitely makes it one of the best games ever made. At least in my book. We play video games to have fun and WoW was fun. For a while anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2013, 00:16 Jivaro
 
I love my Vita. It really is too bad that I don't have a reason to use it more often as I too am not a traveler or public transportation commuter. It is great for Skype, among many other apps, and PS+ has really been good for it....so I do find some fairly regular uses for it. Hopefully after I get my PS4, which won't be until awhile after the holidays most likely, I will find more uses for it as I really dig the hardware itself.

(edit: Just sold my 1st gen iPad back to Amazon...108 dollars for what has essentially become a paperweight. I should have traded it in as soon as Apple stopped updating the iOS for it. Won't have that problem anymore, last Apple product I buy. I understand not updating the OS when the hardware can't run it, but to completely stop supporting a product a mere ~2 years out of the gate simply to force people to upgrade is just fucked up....even for Apple. I mean, I was still under a hardware warranty but I was starting to not be able to use apps I owned because they required the new iOS. Oh well, have been wanting to try the Kindle HDX for sometime anyhow.)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 17:36 Jivaro
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 16:50:
HEY! No complaining when you are in first place.

lol...I won't be for long if I have another week like this past one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 14:00 Jivaro
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 11:38:
6-7 here too, as was almost everyone else. There's always a big upset week.


check out next week's picks. anybody ballsy enough to pick philly over GB like me? heheh.

I think you have to consider Philly the favorite with Rodgers out for at least the next 3 weeks, Finley out, and Matthews still out.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2013, 10:42 Jivaro
 
I don't know about the rest of you, but this was easily my worst week picking games. I think I got a whole 5 games correct.

Kindle's, particularly the paperwhite types, are fantastic on battery life. I have a power strip built into the headboard on my bed frame. It obviously makes charging phones etc very easy. Despite both my wife and I putting in an hour or two of reading before bed on most nights, I usually charge each of our Kindles overnight once a month, sometimes twice if Pixel's of Ink has had a particularly good month.

As for charging the other, more power consuming device, we are probably going to invest in some solar charging units now that the new house has a bedroom with a good size window on a sunny side. Anybody have any experience with a particular brand? We would be charging an iPhone, 2x iPads, a Samsung Galaxy S3, and possibly the Kindles. (if the device type matters) My preliminary browsing doesn't seem to indicate that there is much difference from brand to brand.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2013, 11:17 Jivaro
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:12:
Of course he won't make money off Ender's Game, it's going to bomb spectacularly.

Have to admit, it looks terrible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2013, 10:32 Jivaro
 
awesome answer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2013, 10:08 Jivaro
 
You are never too old to go trick or treating, provided you dress up. I will admit however I find it a bit odd when a pair of teenagers shows up asking for candy but has no younger children they are escorting and are in normal street clothes. I always tell my wife we should have an "apple" bowl so we can offer just fruit to those folks, but she won't let me. Perhaps she is right, I don't really want my car covered in shaving cream.  
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3
34. Re: CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3 Oct 31, 2013, 15:21 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 11:40:
It always seems weird to me that Geralt says he loves Trish so much, but never really hesitates at the opportunity to stick his dick in whatever succubus (literally) happens to be available.

Hey hey hey...let's not be judgmental!


I am not sure I find the concept that a guy doesn't equate love to sex as being all that weird. Or even unusual. It's pretty common in reality let alone a fictional fantasy book/game.

Besides, who doesn't secretly want to bang a succubus?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
35. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 15:13 Jivaro
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 13:55:
The media streaming was a big part of why I bought the PS3. Xbox couldn't do it, PS3 could.
Thing is, by the time I actually got around to it, I'd replaced virtually all media streaming needs with Netflix and Amazon, along with the occasional on-demand rental via my cable box.
Heck, I haven't even listened to an mp3 in years.

All of that was exactly the same for me, plus I didn't have to pay a monthly fee to use services I was already paying a monthly fee for. Just like you said, I didn't end up using any of it. Ironically I even ended up getting PS+, which has been awesome in terms of content for both my PS3 and PS Vita, so I ended up paying the subscription as well. Obviously I could let it drop and still get Amazon, Netflix, etc, but the whole thing only proved to me that ultimately I buy a game console to play console games and everything else is just a bonus that probably shouldn't affect my buying preferences a whole lot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 12:35 Jivaro
 
My gut tells me this won't be a big deal to most PS4 customers. I am totally generalizing and have zero way of backing this up, but I think most console gamers won't notice this or care about it. This forum is made up of individuals that will notice. We are PC gamers, we like options and features. The mainstream console gamer on the other hand buys a console to game. Being able to use Amazon Prime or Netflix is a huge bonus as well but it makes it hard to sell "smart" TVs if you are also selling "smart" consoles. I think Sony is trying to see what exactly they have to put in and what they can get away with leaving out. Things like external storage, CDs, etc don't really seem like they factor into the mainstream console gamer's buying choices when looking at it from a very stereotyped and generalized perspective.

I could be wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. Something tells me if I am wrong (which makes Sony wrong) we will see support for these feature patched in rather quickly however. I see external media storage support being one of the first things if they really expect people to do most of their purchases through digital distribution this generation. I mean some of the launch titles are 25-40 GB in size so storage will be at a premium and I just can't see the mainstream being happy with having to switch internal drives or deleting and redownloading games. Unless of course Sony has plans on selling some sort of proprietary external hard drive for the system. That would suck for all the obvious reasons, but it would also provide a solution.
 
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News Comments > Blackwell Deception Free
6. Re: Blackwell Deception Free Oct 31, 2013, 12:16 Jivaro
 
Sounds like they decided to just give it away through the site and skip Steam all together. Can't say I really blame them.  
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News Comments > Blackwell Deception Free
3. Re: Blackwell Deception Free Oct 31, 2013, 10:54 Jivaro
 
8:00AM PST, site is already (still?) not accepting more "purchases".

Guess they got surprised by the demand.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3
15. Re: CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3 Oct 30, 2013, 23:59 Jivaro
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 23:45:
A hard line against DRM but allows its game to be DRM'd on Steam with Steamworks.

CD Projeckt makes no damn sense.

It makes perfect sense. Steam users who wish to purchase the game through Steam can. It's called "giving the customer what they want" and it really isn't that hard of a concept. As they said, you have the choice to buy it where you want. You aren't a Steam fan, so buy it from someone else and you don't have to worry about it. I am not against Steam however many of it's features that other people seem to value really don't interest me. Consequently I would buy a non-DRM version from someone else most likely. That doesn't mean my preferences get to dictate the preferences of someone else. Nor does it mean that CD Projeckt should turn down an obviously huge financial opportunity by selling the game through the single largest game distributor on the platform.

How in the world does that not make sense?

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 23:56 Jivaro
 
I decided to simply wait on buying either. Too many features and limitations still shaking out for me to throw down the money, particularly when I spend most of my gaming time on a PC anyway. I have a hard time envisioning circumstances that would lead to me purchasing an XBONE, but I think I might want to wait until the dust settles a bit on the PS4 before jumping in.

As for the media center features the PS4 is missing at launch....I want to be upset because I think it is a bit shady to make the announcement this late. I just can't seem to drum up any "care". None of those features factor into my actual use of a gaming console, nor do I wish they did.
 
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