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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 6, 2015, 16:18 jacobvandy
 
They said FO4 has more dialogue than FO3 and Skyrim combined. I wonder how much of that is the protagonist.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 6, 2015, 15:13 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2015, 13:43:
The Branding Gods (Mostly) Love Google's New Logo.

I was never a huge fan of the original, but this new one is just awful. It's more suitable for a preschool logo, or perhaps a line of baby wipes.

As evidenced by the introductory animation showing it being drawn with crayons.

That's the new style, though, apparently. What's better than a warm, fuzzy, family-friendly facade to make you seem like less of a giant, heartless corporation?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top Nine
8. Re: Steam Top Nine Sep 6, 2015, 15:05 jacobvandy
 
I've been enjoying Mad Max very much. The journey from wearing bloody rags and driving a slow, rusty clunker to full body armor with tons of gear hanging on it and decked out war machine covered in spikes is really fun and satisfying. Plus everything looks amazing, the lighting is the best I've ever seen and there is way more variety and detail in the environments than you'd expect from a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Oh, and I forget who it was asking about The Ripper pre-order bonus car, but I was wrong before, thinking it was an Archangel configuration. I didn't have it since GMG took a few extra days to get me the key (I assumed I wasn't going to get it, heh), but it is in fact a car body type you can switch to in the garage. It's just not incorporated into that initial story quest choice between the standard five. The marketing speak is super misleading, though, talking about it including a V8 engine, etc. All it is is a cosmetic appearance, one that I don't even like compared to some of the others.

I've never been into MGS at all, but all the hype around Phantom Pain is making me feel like I want to try it. Maybe around the Holiday Sale...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 5, 2015, 17:23 jacobvandy
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 15:53:
And this is news exactly why? Because any other person on planet Earth who did the same thing would NOT be fired? *shakes his head in bewilderment*.

Because titillation masquerading as news is more lucrative than actual news. =/
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 4, 2015, 18:54 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 4, 2015, 18:08:
So, you're going to buy a $200 device, and pay $40 per month, and play mobile games on your big screen TV? Without a game pad?? That's going to shake up gaming the same way a fly burdens an elephant when it lands on one.

They're not trying to compete with consoles, they're trying to create a whole new market by tapping into that segment of the population that doesn't play games on their TV at all. The article compares it to how mobile games got started, where you can just go to a "Games" section and play something simple that requires no extra equipment on top of what you've already bought for other purposes. So they're building a modicum of gaming-relevant control options into their remote, hoping devs take advantage and fill their App Store with TV games.

It doesn't interest me at all, either, but you have to admit it's a good idea.
 
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2016 Announced
4. Re: QuakeCon 2016 Announced Sep 3, 2015, 19:39 jacobvandy
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 17:30:
If I wasn't old school I'd have no idea what the Quake was in QuakeCon. Maybe they should name it after a franchise that's not dead now.

While you have a decent point, I don't think they're interested in appealing to new people at all. There's no need to when you sell out the event every year to the old-school crowd alone. I know most of that crowd wouldn't have it any other way, either.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Beta Arkham Knight Patch Shows Improvements
6. Re: Leaked Beta Arkham Knight Patch Shows Improvements Sep 3, 2015, 13:38 jacobvandy
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 3, 2015, 11:51:
Unfortunately, Steam's community pages don't load properly on an iPhone, so all I see is one guy with a 670 complaining that it runs poorly at 1440p, despite acknowledging his card is memory starved. He then continues to complain because he doesn't want to replace his card and thinks games should run with everything maxed out just fine, so it's basically a worthless post.

And there you have the modern PC gamer, the self-entitled man-child who's ruining it for the rest of us. You know how like 8 people on Twitter bitch about something and it becomes a national news story treating what they say as if it were the pulse of the entire country? Those same kind of morons are convincing game publishers that they know what they're talking about... The squeaky wheel gets the grease, and social media has given every idiot a fucking megaphone to broadcast their squeaking across the globe. Dead
 
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News Comments > WildStar F2P This Month
4. Re: WildStar F2P This Month Sep 3, 2015, 13:18 jacobvandy
 
They've been hyping free-to-play for the past 6 months... I wouldn't be surprised if people who were interested when they first announced the change forgot about it after realizing it hadn't happened yet.

I might give it a try, there's very little happening in October as far as new games.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser
48. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Server Browser Sep 2, 2015, 16:23 jacobvandy
 
I think you're spot on with a lot of that, DD. How many times does DICE have to repeat that this game isn't Battlefield, before people stop insisting that's what it's supposed to be like?

And before you say "well then it should be like the old Battlefronts," that's not how reboots work. It's not Battlefront 3, it's the new Battlefront, take it or leave it.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 2, 2015, 14:26 jacobvandy
 
They're shoving commercials promoting their original programming in your face, too, which is pretty shitty. Auto-playing a video when the app first starts up is bad enough, but I've had it happen before where they pre-rolled what content I chose to view with a 30-second fucking ad that could not be skipped... They're on a very slippery slope.  
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Free Content Pack
1. Re: Killing Floor 2 Free Content Pack Sep 1, 2015, 19:35 jacobvandy
 
So gore, much gratuitous.  
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
64. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 19:24 jacobvandy
 
You can buy the keys wherever you want, just don't be surprised if it turns out you get it revoked. Simple as that.

There's a difference between "saving a few bucks" like buying something from Amazon compared to Best Buy and buying it at a ridiculously low price from the digital equivalent of some dude's van in a dark alley. That's called "too good to be true," and you might have the cops knocking on your door a few days later asking questions about it.

You are not a consumer, with the rights that that relationship with the producer entails, when you're not buying the product from sanctioned sources.

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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
41. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 16:02 jacobvandy
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 15:21:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 15:06:
Right? There's no way a controller-based game should ever be a top seller on PC... Oh, wait.

Get over your irrational bias, you're missing out on a lot of fun games.

Yeah, exactly. Because nobody has ever succeeded in translating the console controls to kb/m, right? So let's just plug in the console controllers because a good conversion to pc is no longer needed or wanted.

By the way: Bat's bias (and mine, too) is a little physical disability to use the console controllers efficiently. In Bat's case it's just temporary, I hope.

If you think it's so easy to accurately translate driving with analog steering and throttle controls into digital keys and clicks, why aren't you a developer? I'm sure your breakthrough techniques would be in high demand throughout the industry.

BTW, don't take comments on the internet that aren't even directed at you so personally. Obviously choosing your controls based on physical limitations is not the same as insisting that gamepads absolutely should not be ever used for PC games.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
35. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 15:06 jacobvandy
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 14:47:
Retired wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:33:
*sigh 2 solid hours of gameplay.

I am using M/KB as I am not able to currently hold a controller, so that might be some of my frustration with controls and movement.



Game ran solid, no glitches, bugs, crashes, etc.

That one line is enough to make it a no buy. M/KB should always be the main and equal to or better than adding console controller.(as well as the console save system).


Right? There's no way a controller-based game should ever be a top seller on PC... Oh, wait.

Get over your irrational bias, you're missing out on a lot of fun games.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam
17. Re: Mad Max Game Released; Movies on Steam Sep 1, 2015, 12:40 jacobvandy
 
I played for 5+ hours last night, roaming this wasteland is pretty freakin' cool!

Retired wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:33:
Feels like I am playing Mad Lara Croft Max.....ages 10+.

Anyway. 6/10 so far.

Game ran solid, no glitches, bugs, crashes, etc.

Let's see how it goes when you get out of the tutorial area, lmao... Have you looked at the map? You haven't scratched the surface, but you're bashing the game for one-time scripted sequences and upgrades being locked away. Also, sorry, but this is a gamepad game, I recommend you do not use M/KB. The shooting is very infrequent.

Kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 12:35:
2. The Ripper preorder. For some reason I was under the impression that this body would be available early in the game like at the Graveyard where you pick a car body. I haven't seen it yet and there appears to be no clue as to how to get this body. Really bummed that my preorder bonus isn't available.

I don't think it's a body type. I progressed to a point where it tells you about different car configurations called 'Archangels,' basically where you select a blueprint and it guides you through putting together a loadout for a specific type of driving or combat. The car upgrades really aren't linear, you're not just going to fully upgrade the engine, and the armor, and etc., because higher speed lowers your maneuverability and more armor makes you slower. There are trade-offs, so you might want a lighter, faster car sometimes, or a slower, sturdier one other times. The Ripper is probably a specific configuration, which according to store page descriptions includes a V8 engine, and that is a late-game upgrade.

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News Comments > MGS5: The Phantom Pain Disc Requires Game Download?
7. Re: MGS5: The Phantom Pain Disc Requires Game Download? Aug 31, 2015, 21:05 jacobvandy
 
More power to them if they want a physical presence for the game in stores, but it's so bizarre to me that they'd waste discs like that. Although, it could be a CD for all we know, not a blu-ray; looks like people are making assumptions from the fact that the screenshot shows that the disc is in a BD-ROM drive. Just print the Steam key on a paper insert if you're not going to put a soundtrack or any other sorts of extras on the game-less disc.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in February
10. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in February Aug 31, 2015, 12:13 jacobvandy
 
Squenix has been doing the tiered pre-order incentives for all of their games on Steam since Tomb Raider, and maybe even before that. Releasing 4 days early is interesting, at least, since that'd put it at Friday instead of Tuesday.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in February
8. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in February Aug 31, 2015, 11:39 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 11:26:
Sigh. Yet again Square-Enix decided to make the PC release download only while console editions get a physical copy to collect.

For reals, why can't they be like Konami and do the right thing: sell a DVD with nothing but the Steam installer on it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 30, 2015, 17:36 jacobvandy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:47:
Stories like this just make me so tired. I realize people have been saying the end of the world is coming for hundreds if not thousands of years -- but reading stories make me wonder if we can survive the next few decades. Assuming we survive until then, I'd love to take a history class on the first half of this century a couple of hundred years from now.

Ever seen the movie Idiocracy? That is starting to happen RIGHT NOW, not 500 years in the future as they predicted.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming
11. Re: Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming Aug 30, 2015, 17:33 jacobvandy
 
If you have ever raced to 80, gotten frustrated by a "lack of endgame," and quit playing forever, you're missing out on a lot of what GW2 has to offer. It's slowed down recently with this final stretch of preparing for the expansion release, but when the Living Story is rolling, you have new stuff to do every 2-4 weeks, plus the ever-growing stores of seasonal/holiday content that become active in their respective calendar months.

They've had two meaty seasons of added story content so far that would have been released as $30 expansions by ActiBlizzard, plus a bunch of other more self-contained events like the election, Queen's Jubilee, rebuilding Lion's Arch, and the addition of Southsun Cove (new level 80 zone). The second Living Story season most recently added two more zones and built the story up into what's going to happen in Heart of Thorns.

Of course, it's very convenient to forget about or flat-out ignore all the significant FREE updates that go into this subscription-less MMO when you're feeling like you want to bitch about them asking you to buy a larger, more traditional expansion pack. I'm hoping the fact they're charging for it means it will be even bigger and better than the Living Story stuff they've done thus far, but even if it's not, I've gotten such an incredible amount of value from that initial $50 purchase that I really don't mind overpaying a bit on an expansion so that they can keep supporting this game the way they have been the past three years.
 
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