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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 15:29 descender
 
Relationship quest-lines in general to me are just really off-putting in RPG's. They don't add squat to the experience, you aren't creating any sort of meaningful, long lasting relationships. They are essentially just a gateway to an achievement or ridiculously comical "sex scene" to appease some teenagers, and little more than that. Then everyone goes about their business like nothing ever happened or changed in the game-world.

When the companions and "romance" become more than just gimmicks to burn some game-time... maybe I'll care if a character is bi or gay or straight. Until then this is just a stunt to win back some fans they've disenfranchised with... stunts like this they failed to deliver on in the past.

Maybe I'm just really bad at role-playing because I don't get into these paper-thin "romances".

note: I didn't realize this had come out as part of a series of character backstory releases, and thought that it was just this one companion that was "announced", and it seemed a little contrived like they were using it as a selling-point. So it's probably not totally damning of the game as I originally implied, but when the number 1 complaint about the last game was "game-play" and we have yet to hear a single word about how it has been improved or changed... but we hear about this... it doesn't leave a good taste in my mouth (phrasing?).
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 13:47 descender
 
Being politically correct? The sexuality of the characters was obviously a major breaking point for this franchise. What's really going on here is that Bioware got tons of shit for promising "same-sex" relationships in TOR, and then failed to deliver on it.

... but... Now that there is a "legitimately gay" character we can end the Darkspawn once and for all!
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 12:44 descender
 
It just shows they are focusing on all the wrong things for the new DA.

Again.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
13. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 20:57 descender
 
#WeProbablyWontHaveTo  
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News Comments > BF4 Test Environment Results
20. Re: BF4 Test Environment Results Jun 30, 2014, 11:37 descender
 
You'd probably bitch at Henry Ford for his crappy automobile because it occasionally breaks down without oil?

No, but if he sold me the car saying "this car doesn't need oil" then it broke down because it needed oil, I'd be pretty pissed off.

Battlefield sells you 64 player battles that... don't work.

Keep defending that.
 
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News Comments > BF4 Test Environment Results
19. Re: BF4 Test Environment Results Jun 30, 2014, 11:34 descender
 
EDIT: Changed my mind... this rant is not worth it.

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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
10. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 30, 2014, 00:34 descender
 
This "study" makes little sense. The data rate they quote would get you that 8GB downloaded in 8-9 minutes, not a whole day. That's enough bandwidth to stream a 4K video or like 5 bluray quality videos simultaneously. They currently don't stream anything anywhere near BluRay 1080p quality on things like NetFlix/Hulu etc... so unless there is going to be a drastic change in content delivery, I don't think anyone will be be streaming 4K quality video to our homes in 6 years let alone "need" that much bandwidth for anything.  
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News Comments > BF4 Test Environment Results
14. Re: BF4 Test Environment Results Jun 30, 2014, 00:06 descender
 
What good are all of those vehicles and weapons and fancy destructible things if the netcode can't handle it? Not a god damn bit of good at all. THAT is what older games "got right 10 years ago". Staying within their limits.

If they knew these newer BF/COD games couldn't handle doing all of those fancy effects in multiplayer, they should not have sold it to people like it worked. Some games even disable certain visual effects in multiplayer to make it work right. Instead, people were sold a steamy pile of shit.

I don't give a flying fuck how "hard" it is for them to get it right, just don't try to get me to pay for it before it does.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jun 29, 2014, 23:50 descender
 
I remember copying BASIC games out of a magazine to play on my atari, I think that ran DOS 2.5?

These kids and their extended memory. Ha.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 29, 2014, 23:47 descender
 
GOTY versions of games always do this too, and it's pretty much BS.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: 165Mbps internet Jun 29, 2014, 23:41 descender
 
Sadly, you can't watch ANY local team play on MLB.TV (whatever blackout region you are in), also no FOX Saturday baseball or ESPN Sunday night.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2014, 10:37 descender
 
Cheating. It's an EMU run, if you input both left and right (iirc) simultaneously, you can walljump off the seams between the blocks in the world.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jun 26, 2014, 12:41 descender
 
id smashing pumpkins into small pieces of putrid dirt was my favorite  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
32. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 12:40 descender
 
You really can't compare the number of "active" steam accounts to the total number of "sold copies" of Minecraft. How many people bought Minecraft and said "oh, that's all this is?" and never ran it again?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 11:56 descender
 
http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-world-rankings-of-flopping-1403660175

Where'd that guy go that was defending flopping?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Jun 25, 2014, 12:59 descender
 
I've already played it, Creston. Shifty

I agree it's worth nearly any price. Probably more so than any game I've played since it released. I really don't like giving Bioware money though.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Jun 25, 2014, 12:32 descender
 
I have something like 70 completely untouched games in my steam library... so I don't buy anything in these sales anymore unless they are at more than an 80% discount. I'm still pissed that I missed the day a few years ago when DA:O Ultimate was $2.50, hasn't been that price again since

I don't really enjoy what they are doing with the trading cards and badges at all. The last few events have been pretty lame. When they used to do achievements and content in certain games, participating was obvious and easy. Now it feels like a giant facebook game took over steam.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 16:55 descender
 
Guys, I understand what a cameo is. They are usually done in comedies, or the way Stan Lee appears in the marvel movies. The "cameo-er(?)" generally has some considerably obvious frame of reference to the movie they appear in.

What I don't understand is how or why "Tom Cruise" makes a cameo in the star wars universe. It would be AWFUL. This is a considerably worse idea than say.... Jar-Jar.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Jun 24, 2014, 13:35 descender
 
OK, so can I have my crit axe back now too? Or should I just die every time I see a heavy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:18 descender
 
How can a person with no ties to any of the other star wars movies or any project related to star wars have a "cameo" in a star wars movie?  
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