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Signed On Nov 14, 2010, 09:18
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 17:56 Asmo
 
Creston wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 17:31:
Shit, somebody rolls up in a Lexus with just two totally hot chicks, I'd sell.

For 2 bn, he could roll up on a moped with a 300lb drag queen...
 
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News Comments > Molyneux: Indie Revival "Won't Last"
50. Re: Molyneux: Indie Revival Mar 25, 2014, 19:28 Asmo
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 09:44:
I'm pretty sure Peter's career won't last either, based on his more recent output...


Yeah, I wonder how his paedo simulator Milo thing is going?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launches; Future Plans Outlined
27. Re: Diablo III Reaper of Souls Launches; Future Plans Outlined Mar 25, 2014, 18:40 Asmo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 11:34:
How come no one is talking about how flawless this was?

I would have thought the complete lack of complaint is the most glowing recommendation the game can have around here... =)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2014, 17:49 Asmo
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 24, 2014, 11:17:
I use a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset with glasses and swear by them. you can't go wrong. or i know that Corsair over the ear headsets have pretty big soft padding, so you can go with one of those if u want.

The Corsair Vengeance headset is very comfortable (not a glasses wearer so can't comment on that) and has excellent sound/mic, but the longevity is shocking. All plastic construction along the pins that hold the cups to the headband = major point of weakness. My ones are currently held together by a collection of tape/zip ties after my son decided to try and put them on and managed to break one side comprehensively (mind you, that is after 2 warranty returns for random breaks during regular usage, at least Corsair has a solid warranty). They are also soundcard on board USB (so no sound card required).

Won't buy them again...
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
13. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Mar 20, 2014, 17:41 Asmo
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 05:11:
I think you guys are exaggerating a bit when calling Steam "unusable." Sure, there are more releases now but it takes all of 5 seconds to look at each one. Check the new releases, click on titles that seem interesting, glance at a few screenshots, read the descriptions if you're still interested, done. It's a negligible investment of time and effort.

As for BoneTown, apparently the censored, non-XXX version was greenlit.

I would define it the same way I'd define a toilet seat with some shit , a bloody needle and a used condom on it. Sure, it's still usable, but who the fuck wants to go to all that hassle..? =)
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
6. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Mar 19, 2014, 21:11 Asmo
 
Looking at some of the "greenlights", I think they need to institute a "red light" program to take some of the white noise out of the list...

Some of these "games" are awful junk.

eg. Desert Gunner... http://store.steampowered.com/app/281260/

Watch the vid... Seriously, who would pay 5 bucks for that piece of crap.

Then there's this gem.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/283330/

Uck...

Now, I'm all in favour of giving aspiring indies the chance to display their work etc, but it would be just bloody wonderful if I can sort the main new game/specials list to exclude greenlights.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Preorders
12. Re: WildStar Preorders Mar 19, 2014, 19:05 Asmo
 
Going to give it a whirl this weekend (friend got me a beta code) but not holding my breath. After the vast disappointment that is TESO, I'm kinda meh on MMO's at this moment, so it would want to tapdance on water to get my dorrah's...  
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
41. Re: Diablo III Auction House Closed Mar 18, 2014, 18:34 Asmo
 
Only bought DIII recently (got base + ROS) and running up a barb was kinda fun. Never had a problem getting upgrades that were usable, played master right off the bat (early game was a bit tough but once the gear piled on, it was manageable).

Looking forward to the crusader as a HC toon. I played a HC zealadin in DII so hopefully it'll play a little like that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
6. Re: Evening Previews Mar 18, 2014, 00:27 Asmo
 
I managed 30 mins this last weekend before quitting to play something else.

Boring. Boring, boring, boring...

Apparently it get's better at lvl 12-15, but based on my sporadic play and the shitty leveling system, I'll have died from boredom before reaching that point.

What sort of shithead frontloads their game with boring crap on a shitty build rather than trotting out some of the better stuff early on to hook the player?

I don't mean a total bait and switch like Age of Conan (first 20 levels were magnificent, the next 55 were average fading to poor and the last 5 had no quest content and required non-stop grinding elite mobs to get to 80...), merely let the players have a taste of what they are in for to entice them onwards.

Yes, we have been shriven of our virginity in regards to fantastic worlds etc, but even considering that experience, the start of TESO is particularly unimpressive... I doubt I'll ever bother playing this one, even after the inevitable fall to F2P.
 
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News Comments > Defiance DLC Adds $77 Gun Kit
8. Re: Defiance DLC Adds $77 Gun Kit Mar 12, 2014, 17:43 Asmo
 
Longswd wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 13:17:
I uninstalled it last night actually. They are apparently entirely focused on puking out their season pass DLC obligations and doing nothing at all to fix the base game, which has serious and multitudinous issues.

I love the action oriented combat but every other aspect of the game ranges from mediocre to downright broken.


I played for about two weeks, and one of those weeks was because friends were still playing. At the time, I justified it as a move away from Firefail, but now I just think I may have had a psychotic break. What a waste of time/money this game is...
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scroll Online Invites
14. Re: More Elder Scroll Online Invites Mar 11, 2014, 23:16 Asmo
 
This MMO does everything with a sort of "just barely competent" air about it. Nothing overtly wrong, but nothing really pulling me away from the dozen and one other things I've got going at the moment...

For me, disposable income and affording the sub isn't the problem, it's time. And I just can't justify wasting time on this boring, "also ran" production...

The other thing I've heard is that the storyline, NPC interactivity etc all pick up significantly at lvl 12-15ish and the game get's a whole lot more fun. What sort of marketing scheme is that??
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
67. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 18:19 Asmo
 
deqer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:16:
Patch already? Wow... Do your fucking homework, developers. If you don't have a QA department to do sufficient testing before releasing your game, then perhaps you shouldn't be in the business of making games.

You do understand that the final game master is completed well prior to release, and any work they have to do after that requires a patch?

So you are essentially bitching about the devs being on the ball and continuing to fix bugs etc right up to release day.

Could you be a bigger, self righteous, entitled cunt? I doubt it, but go nuts!
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Reviews
35. Re: Titanfall Reviews Mar 11, 2014, 00:19 Asmo
 
Trevellian wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 20:08:
I really don't see what you guys are all butthurt about. Thousands of people got to play the Beta on the public servers and it was fun

While ya'll are sitting here being crotchety as fuck for no good reason I'm going to enjoy the best fast paced FPS I've played (in BETA) in years. If the other 13 maps are as fun as the 2 in beta where then this game is worth what I paid for it.

I think a lot of you have forgotten that games are about fun. Not bashing a game because of who developed it or published it because some guys reviewed it on private servers. Get over it. So disappointing to read any of the comment threads on here anymore.

Define "fun"? I love competitive shooters but these days, it's all about leveling up etc, aka "grinding". This IP begs for a single player experience, instead within a month it'll be the same old same old.

Bucky wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 20:30:

QFT.

Also, if I recall correctly, the beta hit 2 million people.

Because popularity = good...

Candy Crush, 90 million players a day... Nuff said?

Look, the core gameplay is fast and fun, but for me personally, it's not lasting. I've been playing this sort of thing since Doom/Quake days, the skins change but the gameplay is essentially the same. And they've added prestige/paragon grinding to the mix right off the bat, GG...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Mar 11, 2014, 00:12 Asmo
 
I'm not usually a huge fan of point and clicks (well, not since the early nineties), but the Longest Journey series is well worth a look.

Unfortunately, it's a trilogy and the 3rd game hasn't been made (and it's unsure if it will at the moment). The 2nd game has a hell of a cliff hanger so if you're a completionist, ignore the previous advice to buy...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
43. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2014, 17:51 Asmo
 
avianflu wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 10:50:
PC gaming is doing rather well in the recessionary climate.

PC GAMING IS DEAD!!

Wait.. console gaming is dead? Pc good?

I'm fucking confrused...

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 9, 2014, 17:44 Asmo
 
Win 8 is like a car with a childs playground on the hood. It makes no sense, serves no purpose, annoys you consistently and dramatically increases your chances of catastrophic failure, but they bolted it on anyway...

What's worse is they did the same thing to server 2012... I run over 120 physical and a legion of virtual servers, and you know what's fun? Trying to find those fucking pixels in the corner of a remote terminal session...

Which is currently why all of my 2012 servers run classic shell. Is it secure to run small 3rd party apps that changes significant functionality at the OS level on production servers? Of course not, but it's a damn sight safer than the fraying sanity of an overworked sys admin pressed in to using a shitty fucking UI designed by a bunch of meth smoking, brain damaged monkeys...

/rant
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Mar 6, 2014, 17:40 Asmo
 
Dagnamit wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 09:59:
Yakubs wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 09:28:
Let's look back on the game in a year or more before deigning the patch a success. D3 1.0 was "fun" for a short time too.

1.0 wasn't fun. That was the problem. Also, you'll never see games with the longevity of D2 ever again. Games are just not designed to last that long. Doesn't make much business sense either. Enjoy the now! Why worry about how you'll feel in a year? I'm having fun now. I probably won't be playing in a year anyway, because there's so many games to play these days.

Games weren't designed to last that long back then either, we just didn't have a plethora of other choices, particularly not as cheaply as we do today.

I picked it up in the ROS bundle (only played the demo for 1.0 and quit before hitting level 10, atrocious) and had a ball. Got my barb to 60 (current max level) on a single playthrough of expert + 15 mins starting the master level, I have an entire stash tab full of legendaries (leveling ones, not top tier) and more lewt than I can poke a stick (or a 2H axe) at. It's fast, fun, I enjoy the storyline (despite the fucking demons endless monologues) and I'm looking forward to the crusader (I had a ridiculously unkillable hardcore pally in D2, my fave class) so it's money well spent at this point.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 24, 2014, 18:58 Asmo
 
nin wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 17:11:
Would have given anything to see the A-10s notorious machine gun shred something in person.

I would prefer to be very far away from where the fire is occurring..

(near miss on UK soldiers from an A10 strafing run)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoS_tV_GGA8

As for Baldwin, there is a part of me that is actually sympathetic towards the guy. I don't envy the famous, for all their wealth etc, one iota. I've done more than a few things I'm not proud of, but most of us have the luck to not have those moments displayed in the most salacious and context free way possible. The media doesn't care about the truth, it just creates idols or monsters to use for it's own ends.

I'm sure the guy is no saint, but I don't think he's nearly as bad as he has been made out.
 
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News Comments > THIEF Reviews
66. Re: THIEF Reviews Feb 24, 2014, 16:58 Asmo
 
The biggest problem I see with the game is that it is using an old and cherished IP as it's foot in the door, then leaving behind everything else that made that IP so iconic...

Thief would probably be a decent game in it's own right if we didn't have the baggage that tells us it could have been so much better (and probably far less popular with the younger generation aka "makes a lot less money").
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Feb 19, 2014, 22:51 Asmo
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 20:49:
Defender's Quest is a great little narrative-based tower defense game that runs great on a laptop. I put in a good 40 hours or so into it last year. Recommended if you're looking for a little game like that. It even got me to overcome my hatred of 8 bit graphics.

Likewise, quite fun little title.

Picked up Drox Operative and it's kinda like Diablo meets Spaz meets Master of Orion. Very fun but the slow pace of your early ships (until you upgrade your engines) can be torturous.
 
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