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Nickname Slayblaze
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Description PC Gamer
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Signed On Feb 8, 2011, 02:46
Total Comments 30 (Suspect)
User ID 56154
 
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News Comments > Single-Player Hearthstone Plans
12. Re: Single-Player Hearthstone Plans Apr 14, 2014, 19:49 Slayblaze
 
Rhett wrote:

I kinda want to try Hearthstone, but is there any single-player content at all? Can you play the AI and level/whatever as if playing people? (indented)

Yes you can play against the AI as much as you want, and the expert mode AI is pretty good until you really start building up your decks with rare+ cards. Try it out, it's pretty fun.

Another DTCG I've been liking a lot lately is Infinity Wars so you might want to check it out too, similar to Hearthstone in many ways (and much more generous in giving out free cards and entire DECKS of free cards).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2014, 14:25 Slayblaze
 
Going back quite a few years now, FX has had the vast majority of my favorite shows on television, starting with Rescue Me and then Sons of Anarchy as being two series that hooked me pretty early. Also American Horror Story is one of the best shows on TV today - last season was nothing less than truly epic. A couple other excellent shows that are about to enter their second season are The Americans and The Bridge, both of which are really sneaking in under the radar as they're on the FX "B" list but both really well done and compelling dramas with great casts.
Then ya got Louie, Wilfred, and The League pretty much in a class on their own and FX/FXX now has Its Always Sunny - all four of those shows are my favorite comedies hands-down no-contest (barring Adult Swim series). Then there's Legit which I've missed most of the episodes but the ones I've seen are hilarious. These are all comedies that are such a huge leap above the "network" comedies such as Big Bang Theory that personally I find it painful to sit through a full episode of ANY of the traditional network 30 minute comedies.
Archer is pretty decent but I think whats holding me back from truly loving it is that I'm hooked on all the Adult Swim animated (and live-action) weird politically perverse comedies going back years and years now, that it makes Archer seem tame in comparison. I'm really unsure about the upcoming Chozen but it looks decent maybe.
FX has a few shows I've just never gotten into although I've tried a few times... Justified is one of them (I tend to not like shows with heavy southern accents like Justified and Squidbillies - I just can't understand half of the dialog so I miss a lot) and Anger Management but I recognize them as good quality shows.
So while FX hasn't really had a super-huge crtically acclaimned break-out hit like AMC has had with Madmen, Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad, I've considered FX to be the best network for original series going back several years now. I personally think their lineup is - and has been - much stronger than AMC, especially with most/all of AMC's best shows in their final season with nothing really on the horizon for them of that same caliber (although Hell on Wheels is awesome).
 
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News Comments > QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History
13. Re: QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History Dec 18, 2013, 13:57 Slayblaze
 
Much love for UT99, I always keep an installation on every PC I own (along with those ultra hi-rez compressed textures included on the original 2nd CD), and too many fond memories of Quakeworld seeming to almost open up an entire new world of possibilities. Same can be said for the concept of "classes" in the FPS genre by Tribes.

As other have said, the games produced since that time have built on the foundation laid down back then but in many ways never equaled, much less surpassed them. A few may have come close, but that's for another day in Gaming history..
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2013, 18:55 Slayblaze
 
Thanks for sharing that wonderfully touching eulogy Blue, so sorry for the loss of a great friend that will never be far from your thoughts and memories. My first dog was lost to being hit by a car and died, drawing her last breath in my arms, and though it happened many years ago the pain has not lessened as much as I would have hoped. I switched to being a "cat person" after that, and actually don't really like dogs very much anymore but reading that farewell to Hudson made me recall the time when I loved my dog so much. Thanks for writing!
 
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News Comments > This Day in Gaming History
6. Re: This Day in Gaming History Dec 2, 2013, 13:32 Slayblaze
 
I love this new column, hopefully we'll see more of it!

Someday we'll be looking back to the day when Blue's launched "This Day in Gaming History" as a regular column. Although, I imagine there'll be a few days here and there were nothing much actually happened.
 
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News Comments > Gas Guzzlers Extreme Demo
1. Re: Gas Guzzlers Extreme Demo Dec 1, 2013, 13:58 Slayblaze
 
> "Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fast, furious.."

Too soon, Gas Guzzlers TOO SOON
 
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News Comments > New Studio to Resume Command & Conquer Development
6. Re: New Studio to Resume Command & Conquer Development Nov 18, 2013, 14:18 Slayblaze
 
I just want an always-online C&C Generals 2 with persistent progression features, which is exactly what was being developed and is now scrapped. Doesn't seen like it should be THAT difficult to pull off.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Antialiasing Tip
12. Re: Battlefield 4 Antialiasing Tip Oct 30, 2013, 14:38 Slayblaze
 
I really prefer good ole'fashioned straight-up EDGE anti-aliasing, and absolutely despise some of these newer engines which not only don't support it but also somehow prevent it from being forced on. If I wanted the whole screen blurred - as in FXAA - I'd say so. But I don't want that. So at least let me just AA around the edges of geometry instead of making the whole game look as if I was running it at a non-native lower resolution (which is what it always looks like to me).  
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
9. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 3, 2013, 16:58 Slayblaze
 
Fantaz wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 14:13:
I don't give my personal info to most sites any more. Consider using an alternate e-mail address and login that isn't tied to your name or identifiable personal info.

Yep, been doing it that way for years. In fact my "online identity" is a complete fabrication, with only my closest friends being able to tie the "real me" to my online persona. Not even my family knows.

*Especially* my family, as they are the most insecure nooblets on the planet.

Guess Crytek clamps things down from now on - wake up call!
 
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News Comments > Anno Online Open Beta
5. Re: Anno Online Open Beta May 14, 2013, 13:58 Slayblaze
 
Ubi/Blue Byte's own Settlers Online is better (much better) than Anno, at least at this stage in Anno's development. The only thing I like more about Anno than Settlers is the slightly superior updated engine being used. If they could port that over to Settlers it would be a win/win for Blue Byte.  
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News Comments > New Command & Conquer to Eventually Add Red Alert, Tiberium
3. Re: New Command & Conquer to Eventually Add Red Alert, Tiberium Feb 25, 2013, 16:32 Slayblaze
 
"At the outset we’re starting out in the Generals universe"

That's where my ears really perked up hard.
And not just my ears either.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny DLC
3. Re: SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny DLC Feb 16, 2013, 13:56 Slayblaze
 
I seem to only play Spellforce (and certainly not through Steam) when my internet connection goes down, which is only about once a year. But I do keep an install going just in case.  
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News Comments > Warframe Open Beta
5. Re: Warframe Open Beta Feb 14, 2013, 14:01 Slayblaze
 
The first thing you have to do is go into the video options and disable the Color Correction, otherwise everything has a blue/green tint for some odd reason, and looks way too dark. There might be a certain appeal to that spooky super-dark look but being able to actually see everything realistically is far better, and there are still areas of dim lighting.

I've had a LOT of fun in Warframe's CB for the past couple months now, there have been a few pretty major changes in that time, most of which offered big improvements. For the truly-free player there's plenty of gameplay, and you can upgrade two frames to max level for free as well as plenty of weapons. For non-paying players the only limit is in how many max-level frames and weapons you can craft so you only have fewer options but no disadvantages over paying players.
 
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News Comments > NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes
11. Re: NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes Dec 6, 2012, 13:20 Slayblaze
 
Hellbinder wrote:
I suspect that NCSoft is going to reopen the game again with a smaller studio located in the east.
Your suspicion is based on what?
 
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News Comments > Salem Beta Expands
5. Re: Salem Beta Expands Nov 7, 2012, 14:45 Slayblaze
 
DrSquick wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 13:09:
Has anyone been able to get into this game? I have tried a couple times, and I just don't get it... I absolutely love crafting, it is my favorite part of MMOs. I also kinda love farming games, so this seemed like the perfect game; but I just don't get it.

If anyone has been able to get into it, do you have any good resources or tips?
Yes I've gotten into it, and basically "maxed out" everything one can possibly do (so far) as far as learning every skill, and crafted every possible item, and built every structure and have several villages under my control. It takes a while, a couple months at least to get there but the depth and complexity is much more than first impressions may give. It's a true open sandbox, no quests no levels and almost no guidance or set goals beyond the first few steps so you pretty much create your own game within the framework laid out. There are several game mechanics that are very original and difficult to grasp (such as the Gluttony system) even for the experienced well-educated old school Gamer, and a different game pace than almost everything else out there that takes some getting used to. The learning curve is odd also - very very slow at first and simply finding a good place to build a small settlement in the huge unexplored New World can take days of real-world time. At first you can find and "see" almost nothing, but as you progress the items which can be found increases exponentially until eventually your screen and minimap is literally filled with forage-able treasure just waiting to be gathered while exploring.

Here is an excellent up-to-date guide from the Forum:
http://forum.salemgame.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=181

And the Wiki is very helpful, although a few things out of date since there was just a new UI released with new graphics:
http://salemwiki.info/index.php/Main_Page

There are also a few custom clients (the vanilla client is VERY rough and very beta) with a popular one here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18779594/salem/salem2.jnlp

There are also quite a lot of YouTube videos that are helpful, just search "Salem mmo".
 
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News Comments > Brick-Force Launches
2. Re: Brick-Force Launches Jul 12, 2012, 23:02 Slayblaze
 
I tried it thinking maybe I was in the mood for something a bit different, and knowing ahead of time about the simplistic graphics. It turns out I couldn't handle THAT much graphic simplicity no matter how solid the game might be. Also, movement speed is snail-paced and exceedingly slow to the extreme. Uninstalled after my first match.  
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News Comments > Cross Fire Patch and Charity Drive
1. Re: Cross Fire Patch and Charity Drive Mar 25, 2011, 14:37 Slayblaze
 
Anyone playing Crossfire instead of Alliance of Valiant Arms should be ashamed of themselves, AVA is several orders of magnitude better than CF in every way.  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Next Month
3. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Next Month Mar 18, 2011, 13:06 Slayblaze
 
..upcoming Eric Johnson-free combat flight simulator..

I lol'd at the Eric Johnson reference, well played sir!


 
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News Comments > MicroVolts Open Beta Begins
2. Re: MicroVolts Open Beta Begins Mar 10, 2011, 14:27 Slayblaze
 
Ant wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 11:06:
So, is this game any good?

Just played my first match after the quick tutorial and it was fun for sure. Combat is very fast, smooth and chaotic with possibilities of more tactical play depending on what weapons you use. The production values are quite high and it is much more polished than I would have ever expected. I thought the gameplay videos that have been floating around for a while made the graphics look a bit plain and maybe a little boring but I was totally wrong about that - the look is super fantastic! It looked decent at the default low-rez 1024 x 768 but after cranking up to full rez and maximum detail the look is awesome.

The art style is a little generic but not bad at all. Of course it won't be for everyone (maybe the more serious minded hardcore) because it is all toys and shrill-voiced schoolgirl shrieks of joy after a kill, bright cartoony models and over the top weaponry that could never exist in nature, but if you don't mind all that and are an open minded shooter fan then there is some lighthearted fun to be had. Plus its free so why not? Remains to be seen whether the younger demographic will prove to be too annoying in the long run but for jumping in for a few quick toy-on-toy ultra violence and mayhem matches it seems pretty good. It's basically "Toy Story" lite with fragging.

Maybe it is only for the OB, but I was a little surprised to see that you start a match with an entire full arsenal of weaponry which has seemingly every archetype ever known to Man, so you can start right off with whatever you want to experiment with - very cool. Two of the four characters are unlocked right away (the Big guy and the Schoolgirl) with the Robot and the Evil girl locked but purchaseable with in-game $ that you earn through playing. I noticed that I started off right away with enough funds to purchase both immediately if I wanted - maybe another OB perk - but I think there are better weapons you can buy too so I held off spending any $ on new characters for now.

tl:dr - first impression is that it's pretty good and worth a look
 
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News Comments > MicroVolts Open Beta Thursday
1. Re: MicroVolts Open Beta Thursday Mar 7, 2011, 14:54 Slayblaze
 
TF2 with schoolgirls!?
[url=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1To3xwzKDA&feature=related[/url]

We'll see how this compares with S4 League.

 
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