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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
13. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 12:46 SimplyMonk
 
Xero wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 12:24:
It's a big *yawn* and pass type of game, but I'm sure Blizzard will add it's usual flair and special touches to make it stand out over the rest.

This is what Blizzard does (used to do?) though. Not really innovate or explore new ground but take an established genre, polish it up really nice and put out the best they can with it.

Kinda looking forward to it because I never really got into TF2 as much as I loved the short movies and the art style. I played a ton of MegaTF for Quake 1 back in the day and the differences between that and TF2 were just too much for me to get over and I couldn't adjust. I still bitch about spies being able to go invisible rather than just feign death. I loved feign death. Felt like I was really playing strategically. Invisibility just felt like cheating. But I digress...

Hopefully Overwatch will have enough differences for me to get over that feeling, which I'm sure it will.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
7. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 11:23 SimplyMonk
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:05:
Heroes of the Storm is pretty great, though it still has a ways to go. League for people who don't want to think too much, which is a pretty considerable group.

DOTA2: "Come get your MOBA on with the original!"

League of Legends: "Don't want to worry about strategy or denials too much and just slaughter people with ridiculous heroes? Get over here! We have grass!"

Heroes of the Storm: "Does just being in the same room as a book give you a migraine? Do rapid moving colors transfix you in a visual wonderland for hours? Do you like the smell of Styrofoam? We have the game for you. Stay awhile and vegetate."

SMITE: "BOOM! HEADSHOT!"

I will say though, I've played quite a bit of Heroes of the Storm and do enjoy it specifically when I only have 15 minutes for a game and just want to have a good time.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
3. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 10:52 SimplyMonk
 
Possibly. Looks like it is an iPhone App for Paintball:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overwatch/id829154105?mt=8
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
2. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 9, 2015, 18:10 SimplyMonk
 
If they were smart they would of started F2P and incorporated some sort of modding/design market like Valve has going with Steamworks and DOTA2. Stick to your strengths.

 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
3. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 18:03 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 17:43:
And this is different how? Is it a closed system or not? If it is it's a console, if it's not it's just a PC. Fucking marketing assholes!

Its a gaming PC with a custom case. Nothing else.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Evolve
4. Re: Gone Gold - Evolve Jan 8, 2015, 18:00 SimplyMonk
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 17:39:
The maps in the alpha were all arena based and didn't seem to have enough space to evade the hunters long enough to evolve, mostly at later stages in the unlock advancement.

I find a lot of people saying this, but I primarily played the Monster during the Alpha and I was somewhere around a 75% win rate with the Goliath and 99% with the Kraken. Played roughly 50-60 games. The game was all about Stealth at the start. Keeping to caves, hiding your tracks, doubling back and climbing onto cliffs, leaping off to gain distance. Knowing if you are going to be caught, where is the best place to find cover till the bubble drops. With the Kraken though, you didn't even need to bother evolving. I killed multiple hunter parties at Stage 1 with Rank 3 Lightning Bolt. It was silly.

I doubt I'll be picking this up for $60 on release though. Got a Xbox One in a raffle at work and traded it for a PS4 so I have a bunch of console gaming to keep me occupied. If it had a co-op story mode like L4D, I probably would get it if some buddies picked it up as well. The progression mode they are advertising in the next Xbox One open beta sounds nice, but still not enough to justify the expenditure.

Pretty much the same as Titan Fall for me. Enjoyable, but not release day price enjoyable especially with all the planned DLC. Will pick up a GotY edition or something on Steam in a year.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
4. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 7, 2015, 19:00 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 18:29:

I'd still love to try Valve's controller...I may totally end up hating it, but it at least looks interesting.


Co-worker of mine got into the Steam Machine Beta and brought in his box and controller into work for a week. Having first hand experience with their first iteration of the controller, my take-away was worst than an Xbox controller for Shooters but better than it for RTS/browsing with a fairly high learning curve.

I only used it to play some HL2 and DOTA2 though and even then only for like 30 mins each. Maybe with a lot more time with it I might of found it decent for shooters, but it would of never of been as good as a mouse/keyboard for RTS/browsing.

Curious too see what they ended up changing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 18, 2014, 10:37 SimplyMonk
 
Apparently the CEO of Take-Two owns shares in the Escapist's parent company. Apparently that was a important call out for an article that contains little to no opinion and is more just stating some minor history behind Evolve's development. I guess anytime Escapist mentions a Take-Two title that goes on the bottom of their page?  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Dec 17, 2014, 18:27 SimplyMonk
 
Should be called "Random Louis C.K. Quotes Put Over Random Landscape Photos." Although, I did laugh at the "chickens are dumb" one just because that quote is so absurd in its randomness that a random landscape photo behind it fits.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Spicy Food article Dec 17, 2014, 16:06 SimplyMonk
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 15:21:
My new favorite is Trinidadian (Caribbean).

That looks pretty good. Will try it out if I get a chance, but sadly Yelp says there is nothing like that around Oceanside, CA. Just some Jamaican and Havana Kitchens.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Spicy Food article Dec 17, 2014, 14:48 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 13:55:
I love spicy food, but I'm allergic to it. Took me a while to realize, and it isn't all spicy food but definitely jalapeno.

Yeah. I love spicy food in general, especially Indian dishes, but over the last couple of years I've actually grown to dislike Jalapenos quite a bit to the point now where I actively avoid them. I think a part of it is as of late they do a number on my digestive system which I don't get with red chili peppers at all.

Even a jalapeno bagel with some cream cheese just makes me regret eating it in an hour or two but a plate of Chicken Tikka Masala at a 6 or a 7 and I'm fine. I've found the taste of them is off putting as well where a few years ago I'd eat them no problem.

It was just odd that I never had a moment where I decided to stop eating them. Just over time I noticed I was avoiding them and now I haven't had one in a year and have no urge too. Must just be getting old.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
50. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:17 SimplyMonk
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 12:04:
And that could be Valve's determining factor.

Pssh. Gabe just wants to make sure when this game eventually gets released and closeted neo-Nazis start murdering everyone in the streets that he gets spared.

Now remake the trailer and make him say "I fucking hate this world and the human worms feeding on its carcass... except Gaben."

That made me laugh.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
37. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 11:11 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:53:
No one likes censorship but the freedom at any cost argument is asinine and infantile.

I want to agree with this sentiment as it makes sense that there is a point where idealistic complete freedom breaks down into anarchy... but "irresponsible and immoral" are fairly relative terms. Where do you draw the line?

I really think you have to determine if the game is doing harm to more than someone's sensibilities before decrying it as something that needs to be actively removed. Child porn, snuff films, rape videos. Those directly harm people and action should always be taken to remove the content and the creator.

This game? Meh. Worst it deserves is to be ignored like those Columbine games.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Greenlight Campaign
12. Re: Hatred Greenlight Campaign Dec 15, 2014, 16:54 SimplyMonk
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 16:25:
I have no interest in getting this game, but I admit I am mildly interested in seeing how their strategy of continual negative press translates into sales, especially if they are unable to get their game onto Steam.

They launch in Q2 of 2015. They are doing all of this way too early. This is the type of shit they should be pulling in Feb/Mar if they wanted it to translate into sales. At this rate, everyone will have forgotten about them before they can buy unless the gaming press does them a favor.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Greenlight Campaign
5. Re: Hatred Greenlight Campaign Dec 15, 2014, 14:14 SimplyMonk
 
Looks like it was pulled down.  
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News Comments > Warhammer Quest Announced
3. Re: Warhammer Quest Announced Dec 15, 2014, 13:35 SimplyMonk
 
Orogogus wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 12:57:
re: Space Hulk -- that was really just the one video game incarnation. The old games were a lot more videogamey, and from what people are saying so is Ascensiong.

Yeah. I hear good things about Ascension, but even the old PS-era Space Hulk game I wouldn't call "good". I think the straight board-game port fails for some of the same reasons as the FPS implementations did.

re: Fantasy -- I don't know that it's getting more video games due to a decline in its model business.

Yeah. I've been out of the loop in non-video game based Warhammer news for a few years now since I stopped playing and was pretty much just me guessing based on what my friends who still play the tabletop have been saying. Got to imagine though that 3D printing has to be of concern for them since once a model is all done up, you can't really tell if it is a quality resin piece, 3D printed or an actual GW fig.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Quest Announced
1. Re: Warhammer Quest Announced Dec 15, 2014, 12:51 SimplyMonk
 
Warhammer is getting a lot of attention lately from the Video Game space. With the decline of their model business and the looming threat of 3D Printing, I'm not surprised. Not that I'm complaining though. I love both the 40K and Fantasy Universe/Lore.

Warhammer Quest though I think suffers from the same problem Space Hulk's video game incarnations do. Great to play with some creative friends on a table top in someone's garage. Less to to play by yourself versus an AI. I played with the iPhone game for a bit, but quickly lost interest as their are better tactics games out there. As a system, WHQ works, but I really only enjoyed playing it with friends who went over the top with their characters and made it easier to ignore some of the rough edges the game had in terms of balance or the randomness just blatantly killing your party.

Roll 2d6 when entering the room to determine # of enemies: 12

Roll 1d100 to determine enemy type: 100

Congratulations. The room is filled with Greater Daemons of Tzeentch which kill the party before they can move. Thanks for playing!

I'm being a little facetious, but not by much.

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News Comments > Hatred Greenlight Campaign
2. Re: Hatred Greenlight Campaign Dec 15, 2014, 11:24 SimplyMonk
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 10:16:
This came out 16 years ago, it's called Postal.

Yeah. But this one has built in NSA monitoring. Each month the top 10 players on the leader board are given a free ankle bracelet with built-in tracking software and warentless police raid.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
24. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 14:43 SimplyMonk
 
Dev wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 14:14:
On the plus side some extra cards I had priced for 1 cent for months all sold yesterday from people converting them to gems, lol!

HA! Was curious why I got a spam of sold messages.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
14. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 11:02 SimplyMonk
 
Raven wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:55:
Atomic wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:53:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:50:
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:49:
ForgedReality wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 10:32:
Half-Life 3 confirmed!
For iOS devices

Card game....

Graphic novel.

Costs 3 Trillion gems.

Per chapter...
 
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