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Signed On Nov 14, 2010, 09:18
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis Next Month
2. Re: Far Cry 4 Valley of the Yetis Next Month Feb 26, 2015, 16:40 Asmo
 
Whelp, we've added the bigfoot so it'll only be short period of time before ancient Tibetan magic raises the most fearsome foe of all...

ZOMBIE YETIS!!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 15, 2015, 16:45 Asmo
 
I'd love to see a product as game changing as the original Voodoo card, my good old Orchid Righteous 4 MB accelerator (followed by a Creative Voodoo Banshee) were still two of the biggest watershed moments in my gaming hardware history... =)
 
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News Comments > Original Early Access Game Pulled
20. Re: Original Early Access Game Pulled Feb 9, 2015, 17:37 Asmo
 
Verno wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 15:46:
I still remember Cubeworld, god what a disappointment that was. It wasn't on Steam's early access but same principles apply.

Yeah, I went in for that one. /meh

That being said, Grim Dawn was dead silent for about 2-3 years and then came out with a massive burst of work.

/shrug, I KS not as a way to buy games for extra benefits or on the cheap, but because they are games I want to see made. And it's been more hit than miss so far, so I'm not unhappy.

I have wasted far more money on AAA games that turned out crap than I have on KS/EA's that go MIA.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 4, 2015, 18:41 Asmo
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 17:51:
Anita Sarkeesian Named 'Harvard Humanist of the Year 2014'

Popcorn

I felt a great disturbance in the net...
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Apotheon
2. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Apotheon Feb 4, 2015, 18:35 Asmo
 
The latest God of War has taken a step back in the graphics dept... = \  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 28, 2015, 19:15 Asmo
 
Oh yeah, and fucking Sarkeesian is going to have a fucking field day with this... /eyeroll  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 28, 2015, 19:11 Asmo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 18:27:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 18:16:
Two dudes in motion cap suits going at it, must have been hell, or maybe the best job ever!


You win the internet for today sir!

Still, looking at that pic of Geralt, he must be using some kind of magic V1agra.

Given the number of potions that guy quaffs, he probably uses some form of prosthetic to alleviate "alchemists droop".
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 28, 2015, 17:01 Asmo
 
Not to tell the internet "You're fucking wrong!", but my experience with Dying Light has been somewhat reasonable.

Okay, the real story, running 2x 680 4 gig cards in SLI, latest Nvid drivers on 6088x1200 surround, most details on med, HBAO off, AA off, shadows on medium etc, the game is smooth as pudding.

I turned on all the bling and yep, it's pretty, but is a slideshow at that rez. And I'm not playing a zombie game with full surround support built in (unlike Dead Island which required hax galore) on one monitor just so I can be blinded by solar flares ; )

ps. Wish they'd fuck off that chromatic aberration shit, annoys the bejaysus outta me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jan 22, 2015, 17:22 Asmo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 09:50:
aside from point 1 I felt my IQ float away after reading those writing trends that need to die.. more like article trends that need to die...

Yeah, feels like click bait (reminds me of Anita Sarkeesian's rants/whines), but there's a few relevant things.

Specifically, the psyche stuff in the latest Tomb Raider. One moment, Lara is freaking out over killing her first man, then she's a functional death dispenser of apocalyptic proportions with nary a sniffle to betray her inner turmoil. Even if you accept that a certain level of brevity is inherent, you don't fix intense psychological dissonance while coming off an extreme fight or flight adrenal response in a couple of minutes and turn in to a Terminator.

And FC3's writing was a goddamn mess. I enjoyed the game in much the same way I enjoyed JC2, ie. ignoring the story as much as possible made it more fun.
 
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News Comments > Technomancer Revealed
5. Re: Technomancer Revealed Jan 21, 2015, 16:53 Asmo
 
saluk wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:43:
Yeah their games have been pretty good efforts, but kind of fall in the weird category that's not quite good enough to be AAA and not unique or cute enough to be indie.

MWL was a bit hard to get in to and I flubbed out early, the story just didn't grab me.

And it had, what I like to call, warts, ie. obvious problems with graphics etc that stick out like dogballs even compared to similar non AAA offerings.

I like the concept they're pitching but doubtful whether I'll buy in at launch.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Elemental Evil Expansion Announced
2. Re: Neverwinter Elemental Evil Expansion Announced Jan 20, 2015, 16:42 Asmo
 
Despite the ordinary F2P offering, Turbine's D&DO is a far superior product. I barely made it to level cap in Neverwinter before giving it up as a bad joke.  
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed?
30. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed? Jan 14, 2015, 16:57 Asmo
 
bhcompy wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 12:04:
Well, I mean, where do you suggest they go?

Total War: Neanderthal!

Watch massive battles of 15-20 units, see every festering louse on their fetid, unwashed bodies, equip advanced weapons like clubs... And clubs... And, if you survive till the late tiers of research... Pointy sticks and thrown rocks!

First DLC will be "FIRE!?!?!?!"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2015, 17:01 Asmo
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:09:
And that ban tipping piece is the most idiotic and wrong I've seen in a long time for far to many reasons to get into here.

How so?

Do you work a job where you don't know if you'll have enough money at the end of the week to pay your rent/bills, pay for food etc?

I'll freely admit, there's something to be said about the incentive system to garner better service (our wait staff in Aus which get paid well are, on average, very poor compared to US wait staff). I just don't think it's fair that their paycheck is at the mercy of a customer who might be having the day from hell and isn't going to give them a cent even if they provide the best service on the planet...

A tip in Australia is rare, and it's usually because you received exceptional service. A literal, honest to god, no guilt tripping involved bonus to someone who enhanced your meal with their service. And that's what it should be, a reward, not a key component in a baseline wage.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2015, 16:46 Asmo
 
beremot wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 15:34:
Mad Max RW wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:11:
beremot wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:06:
Reminds me of a child sticking his fingers in his ears and chanting "Na na na na-I'm not listening-na na na na!"

Does that really work as an adult? Assuming, of course, that you qualify as an adult.


It appears to be working for you.

More childishness. In this case the equivalent of "I know you are but what am I?"

I don't actually disagree with the point you were making, but the way you delivered it was inflammatory and designed to draw a reaction.

There were many ways you could have made your point without being an ass about it. The internet may set a low bar for etiquette when discussing things, it doesn't mean you have to sink to it. ; )

As for the Cameron bit, Cutters right, both parties will find some way to do it. In Aus, the Liberals (ironically, the conservative party) spent years pillorying and deriding Labors attempts to introduce mandatory internet filtering, and yet are now attempting to do the same thing (while also trying to force ISP's to act as agents for IP holders). Governments do not respect your rights to privacy, no matter which party they are. So yes, this is an enormous issue for UK citizens specifically, but the world in general. One fucktard get's this shit through and the rest will be lining up to try it on.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 11, 2015, 17:39 Asmo
 
Creston wrote on Jan 10, 2015, 12:58:
Femshep 4ever!!

Between the plan and Jen Hale's voice acting (manshep's voice actor was incredibly meh in 1 although he got better in 2/3), Femshep was written in the stars.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
63. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 16:46 Asmo
 
WaltC wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 11:18:
I find it disturbing because nothing is more boring to me than cartoon, pretend romances in a 3d RPG. Hopefully, this is something that can be easily bypassed completely. Ugh. Dime romance novels are everywhere...not needed inside 3d games, too.

It has always been an option to "just say no", Bioware characters do not sexually assault you against your wishes... Apart from Morinth... X D
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead State
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead State Dec 4, 2014, 18:37 Asmo
 
It was like 30 bucks for early access (and has been pretty fun so far). I don't doubt you'd probably pick it up at the xmas sales cheaper, but if you're in to turn based games and don't mind yet another zombie oriented title, it's a decent little game.  
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
43. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 17:03 Asmo
 
Creston wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 16:24:
Not really. It's born out of the Australian government refusing to create an actually valid Adults Only/18+ rating for games (and perhaps other media), so anything that doesn't fit their qualification for the next lower ranking automatically gets rejected as unfit for society.

The R18 rating for games has been brought in already, but to fairly criticise this, you have to understand it.

To change the rule, it requires all state attorney generals to agree to change the legislation. For years, one AG from South Australia (which is kinda our bible belt/ultra conservative state) blocked this change while everyone else agreed to it.

The entire country was held to the whim of one person...

When he left office, it was pretty short order before the change was made (short in bureaucratic red tape terms). So much so that we now have the full uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2 being made available via patch as Valve had the game re-rated.

I get it, the small news cuts you get from Oz sound bloody stupid, and believe us Australians, they are bloody stupid and we agree with you 100%. That does not mean the entire country is populated with conservative morons. ; )
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
40. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 16:42 Asmo
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 09:51:
Heh. I wonder if anyone will appreciate the irony. What's with the Australians being such prudes? They seem to be at a place where the US was a few years (decades?) ago.

Most Australians don't give a fuck. We're a country of almost 25 million odd people, 40,000 signed an online petition, the easiest and slackest way to get numbers (40,000 wouldn't have wasted a stamp and sent a letter).

That's hardly a "majority" of Target customers...

As with any country, a small minority with a loud voice catch the attention. The majority of people don't care one way or another, and at the other end of the spectrum, you have people who support retailers stocking this game.

eg. I could put forward any number of American religious and "concerned" citizen organisations that hold far right wing conservative views and ask "Wtf is up with America?", it wouldn't come close to encompassing the attitudes of the majority, yes?

 
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News Comments > This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days
4. Re: This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days Dec 1, 2014, 16:41 Asmo
 
The game is point and click, very little keyboard required, which can make combat a little frustrating at time (ie. sneaking/backstabbing or face to face combat often results in lethally/fatally wounded survivors), but ultimately, the game does capture some sense of constantly being seconds away from disaster (eg. watching your water catchers so they don't freeze up during winter, cycling sleep periods, finding smokes for that one guy that won't stop f#cking complaining about no smokes...)

Excellent game, enjoying it thoroughly. Pro-tip for people that want to trade, meds of all types are gold. You can get a metric fucktonne of building materials for a couple of bandages, but it might come back to bite you in the ass in the long run... ; )
 
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