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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
37. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 17:27 jacobvandy
 
I played the ever-loving crap out of Dark Legacy on Gamecube, even solo. All I can say is I hope the camera zoom is adjustable. Right now it looks beyond ARPG scope, and more into top-down, bullet hell shooter territory. If you fix the perspective and/or scale of the characters, you won't need a stupid colored circle to see where you are...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 16, 2014, 18:37 jacobvandy
 
Well Comedy Central owns South Park. I don't know whether Trey and Matt have a percentage or if they get paid salaries, but they really don't have control over the property at all. Hence all the shitty games they had nothing to do with 10+ years ago. Which makes it all the more impressive they were able to arrange for Stick of Truth to happen, and go about it the right way.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 15, 2014, 16:50 jacobvandy
 
Draugr wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:53:
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:48:
CrimsonPaw wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:38:
I get that's how economics work, but it still seems shitty. Guess we'll be seeing pour friends from the north coming down for their PS4s.

It's not even 10 cents difference between USD and CAD.

Actually that is about the difference

http://www.google.com/finance?q=usdcad

Right now I'm facepalming at the idiotic news stories from the past few days linked on the side. "Euro rises against US dollar!!!" So I click on the graph and yep, it did... by like 0.25%. HOLY SHIT GUYS WE'RE FUCKED.
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II: Hannibal at the Gates Announced
2. Re: Total War: ROME II: Hannibal at the Gates Announced Mar 13, 2014, 19:32 jacobvandy
 
we very much want ROME II to be remembered as one of our best.

I'm pretty sure that ship has sailed. Just take your medicine, remember the lessons, and bring on Medieval 3 or whatever you're doing next. With the streak the series has been on since Empire, I am honestly not at all interested in playing Rome 2 until I can get it for $5-10. I get that they're compelled to fulfill publisher requirements of spitting out paid content, but it's got to be a slap in the face to people who did buy it already and are expecting more meaningful support (i.e. fix the game that exists now).
 
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News Comments > PopCap Layoffs
2. Re: PopCap Layoffs Mar 13, 2014, 18:41 jacobvandy
 
Chewed up and spit out...  
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
43. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 01:26 jacobvandy
 
Polish doesn't fix shitty design choices or [lack of] online functionality.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta
6. Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Leaves Beta Mar 11, 2014, 21:42 jacobvandy
 
Meh, if you're wanting to get on Hearthstone and nothing else, you're opting in to B.net. Now forcing WoW and Diablo players to use B.net, THAT is more like what happened with Steam and CS. At least you can have it act as a plain old launcher like I do, and it's admittedly a bit more convenient because you can save your login info and it automatically puts that in for whatever game you start up, rather than type in your password every time.  
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
3. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 19:26 jacobvandy
 
Or at the very least, allow an OPTION to use compressed or uncompressed audio... There are those who want/need the extra performance, or just the better quality audio, but the rest can save a shitload of disk space. A monkey could solve this issue (maybe one just did!).

As far as download size though, I have to think Origin is similar to Steam in that it doesn't download raw files except when necessary. Lots of games will say they require X amount of space, but download much less and expand from there.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Delayed to February 2015
5. Re: The Witcher 3 Delayed to February 2015 Mar 11, 2014, 14:02 jacobvandy
 
I thought it was coming sooner than end of 2014, so next February sounded drastic. I don't mind it so much now, knowing that it's only delayed a few months.  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Mar 11, 2014, 02:52 jacobvandy
 
Or maybe they just want to hire more people and get it done even faster? I've been following development of GD for a while, and if anything they're being overly conservative with their spending. Hired only one new guy since hitting Steam Early Access afaik. The lead designer was working on it in his spare time for a long while and then made the commitment of doing it full-time and living off of savings (after just having had a baby) before the Kickstarter even happened. Great game with great support, and lots of communication from the devs including weekly updates with previews of stuff they're working on.  
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News Comments > The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Next Month
4. Re: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Next Month Mar 10, 2014, 20:26 jacobvandy
 
Ah, no, regular price is $15 on Steam. It was on sale weekend before last for around $5 or $7.50.  
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Mar 10, 2014, 20:23 jacobvandy
 
Sanctum for 99 cents is pretty wicked, if you've yet to try that one.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
10. Re: Morning Previews Mar 10, 2014, 18:57 jacobvandy
 
I couldn't get into the first Witcher when I tried to play it back in the day. Not saying it was necessarily bad, just obtuse. The sequel was definitely a lot better in that regard.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
9. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Mar 10, 2014, 18:55 jacobvandy
 
Nobody counts Steam sales, because they can't. No third party has access to the data, so any PC figures you read in these blurbs are always off. By a lot...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 10, 2014, 02:21 jacobvandy
 
Provide as many links as you like, every one of those threads has several people who feel the way I did about it. All I can say is I'm sorry you had such trouble with a simple task that you feel so offended with the notion that it could have possibly been your fault. Maybe I just have more to show from my own 20+ years of gaming experience than you?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 9, 2014, 23:37 jacobvandy
 
Okay? Every QTE is explained, so if you just pay attention it's not hard. There were a few times I was too quick to try a new ability and screwed it up because I didn't stop for two seconds to read the text on-screen about how it works. But that's my own fault, I don't bash the game for it. It's no different than never using the examine button, and then getting fucked by a stance you forgot was in effect. That's why I was surprised by the particular reaction to the Randy/bathroom segment; it's the same mechanic as was explained in detail the first time you learn a fart spell. Y'all had me expecting some jacked up Simon sequence or something... There is no skill required for being patient and aware.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 9, 2014, 21:10 jacobvandy
 
Well I just learned the fart from Randy... I have no idea what the rest of you are talking about. Two simple key-presses to start, and then the rest is identical to the other fart training sessions. If you had trouble with that, I have to think you really don't understand what was happening before and only got by on blind luck.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2014, 17:59 jacobvandy
 
Time is relative. DST only sucks on the night of the spring transition when you lose an hour of sleep/your weekend, or if you forget about it and end up being late somewhere. Waking up "earlier" the next day shouldn't be a problem. It's not like you're switching from daytime to graveyard shifts...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2014, 11:39 jacobvandy
 
C'mon, Blue, those beans were going to be a) ground up and b) doused in boiling water anyway, so provided there was no nasty mess on the floor to ruin the flavor, it would have been fine to drink that.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls II PC Specs
10. Re: Dark Souls II PC Specs Mar 7, 2014, 11:48 jacobvandy
 
You're right about it not being much trouble to release for XP if you already support last-gen consoles, but XP being called a "huge install base" is laughable. It's 6% of PC gamers according to Steam.  
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