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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2015, 13:52 jacobvandy
The reason it's starting to fall off is they've run out of source material for some of the plot lines they've chosen to focus on. This is in addition to some major re-workings they've done in order to avoid the inclusion of literally dozens of other supporting characters that were infused into the books by now. For instance, last night's brawl in the fighting pit was COMPLETELY different than in the book -- there were no Sons of the Harpy there and Drogon wasn't a last-second hero. Instead, the dragon was attracted to the commotion of the stadium and began running wild, attacking everyone in the panic, before finally Daenerys stood up to him and survived a point-blank fireball unscathed before they flew away together. At this point, it's either the show writers are just making shit up on their own, or GRR is being forced to churn out hasty crap to meet their demands. Maybe both. It's just going to get worse if they don't move on to other things (including possibly going back in time) next season. There is PLENTY they could show, things that people who only watch the show have no idea are going on simultaneously to the events of the past two seasons.

Also, yes, I don't know what you're talking about either, Blue. Care to elaborate in spoiler tags?
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 8, 2015, 01:46 jacobvandy
Pricing for demand is simple economics...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 7, 2015, 20:37 jacobvandy
ARK sold 200,000 copies in the first two days.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 7, 2015, 15:58 jacobvandy
No, it seems he literally has "[nickname]," which for some reason is something people put down on forms when they don't care or don't understand what they're doing? I don't get it, like why would you write it with brackets, but apparently it was a problem for him. I'd just use the coupons and stop complaining.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 7, 2015, 15:41 jacobvandy
jimnms wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 12:48:
I'm also surprised to see Fallout 3 and New Vegas there. Those sales are pretty sucky compared to past sales. Both FO3 GotY and FNV UE were $5 several times before and people are now buying them for $12. They'll probably be $5 during the summer sale, unless Bethesda gets greedy and decides not to discount them anymore with Fallout 4 around the corner.

It's because of the FO4 hype. So many people wanting to play the previous games in anticipation. The sale was not as good because they (Bethesda) were counting on that demand in the wake of the announcement. I wonder if they actually made more money that way... Like are there enough people who still didn't have it that could push the volume of $5 sales high enough to be better than this many $12 sales?

Oddly enough, I am aware of an increase in desire to play post-apocalyptic wasteland games because of the new Mad Max, lol. I'm sure Bethesda appreciates that, as well.
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News Comments > Skyforge Video
7. Re: Skyforge Video Jun 6, 2015, 05:29 jacobvandy
It seemed pretty obvious to me where they switched from standard gameplay animations to something specifically orchestrated for this video (or maybe an in-game cutscene, whatever). The dead giveaway is the guy backing up against the rock.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
24. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 22:25 jacobvandy
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:01:
Shocked that anyone would suggest skipping the dialogs. This game has some of the best writing, in-game cut scenes, and consistent quality through out. Yes, it is a huge game with unknown hours of dialog but why you would choose to skip it is mind blowing. I think most of the quest dialogs are great. With a nice variety from whacky strange, to funny, to sad, and even depressing. I've enjoying almost every minute of the game so far and I can't even tell you how many dozens of hours I have played. Just an amazing game.

Not to mention the facial animations! You see little wrinkles around the forehead, eyes, and mouth appear and disappear with changing expressions, even the cheeks slightly inflate where appropriate based on what they're saying. Going back to finish up Dragon Age: Inquisition after playing Witcher 3 was a jarring step backward in time, where the most advanced lip-synching BioWare has ever done looks like ventriloquist dummies talking at each other by comparison.
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
12. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched Jun 5, 2015, 18:07 jacobvandy
Lol, that is pretty awesome. However, I went back with my end-game character to see what level the chort is, and it's only 27! Plus it endlessly, instantly respawns, so once you're mid-20s you've got another, much more lucrative money exploit. XD

(Yes, if you lose aggro he just goes on to slaughter the townfolk.)
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
3. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 5, 2015, 17:16 jacobvandy
Lol, you mean, with a CEO face like this:

Seriously, though, they must have had no idea what they were getting into with digital distribution, going bankrupt 7 months after the acquisition.

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News Comments > Steam Controller Video
12. Re: Steam Controller Video Jun 5, 2015, 13:01 jacobvandy
peteham wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 10:29:
Definitely going to pick one up when it's available. Doubt I'll be using it for FPS games any time soon, but for games like Witcher 3 that probably use the right stick just to look around with minimal precision required, the pad might be a lot nicer than a stick. Sometimes it's just nice to put the game on the TV and game from the comfy couch.

Watching that clip of him trackpadding in Witcher 3 made me want to vomit. I thought they were supposed to have an analog stick emulation mode for that touch pad?
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News Comments > DayZ Downturn
14. Re: DayZ Downturn Jun 5, 2015, 12:56 jacobvandy
Clearly a large portion of griefers have moved over to GTA Online. Also, fads don't last forever. 6,000 concurrent players is still way better than most games on Steam (Top 40). IMO the game is better off without so many filthy casuals.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
121. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 5, 2015, 04:49 jacobvandy
NVIDIA drivers enabled AO in Skyrim, so the same will apply here, I'm sure. I fear it will have the same glitches, though, if nothing major has changed with the engine... AO should not be drawing shadowy outlines around your weapon onto the ground, completely shattering the illusion of a 3D scene.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Trailer
4. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 20:40 jacobvandy
I like the destruction, but yeah, Tom Clancy continues to roll in his grave like a hog on a spit.  
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
14. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 15:29 jacobvandy
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 15:09:
Is there a point to Steamlink if you can just hook up a video cable to your TV? Wouldn't there be more latency going through another device?

The point is you stream it over a network because you don't have your computer close enough to do that. And/or you have too much pride to string a 50-foot cable through a hallway.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 4, 2015, 14:31 jacobvandy
Record companies do not trust the open-ness of the PC platform. Harmonix has a hard enough time getting some artists or rights-holders to sign off on it when only consoles are involved, because the way they make the game means they HAVE to have the stems. Individual instrumental tracks that are far more closely guarded than an MP3 version of the final mix. The latter of which is all you need for Rocksmith (well, and the rights to the tabs, I guess), which I guarantee makes it a lot easier for Ubisoft to license music for their game. The only roadblocks I hear about for them are exclusivity deals that Activision has locked in for the various Guitar Hero contracts. Harmonix runs into those same issues, for example with Metallica and Van Halen songs.

An easily-accessible PC version of Rock Band would mean they'd have to put a lot more effort into protecting the song files, and they probably just don't want to bother. Especially for the relatively low volume of sales they'd do compared to consoles. Rock Band is a living room activity. And no, Steam Machines existing are not a good enough reason for PC to be included in that, despite how Eurogamer tries to sell it as such.
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
9. Re: Morning Screenshots Jun 4, 2015, 14:13 jacobvandy
Since so many of you have apparently forgotten what Fallout 3 looked like:
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News Comments > Morning Patches
10. Re: Morning Patches Jun 4, 2015, 04:10 jacobvandy
There's an option in HUD customization to set it so they don't show on your minimap. But I'm not sure if that removes them from the world map... I haven't tried. The only way to avoid marking them there may be to refrain from grabbing everything off of the noticeboards.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 3, 2015, 23:37 jacobvandy
I did notice issues with time-outs Monday evening... Now if I can only remember to check back later and claim that $5 credit! Though I wish they'd just sack up and automatically give it out to the affected areas. I'm sure they have identified them if they figured out what the problem was.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
84. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 21:57 jacobvandy
Actually, I felt the Witcher 3's story relied too heavily on the "Thanks, but the princess is in another castle" crap. It lasts for pretty much the entire first half of the game, and if it weren't for all the open world distractions to even it out, it would not have been tolerable.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
7. Re: Morning Patches Jun 3, 2015, 21:01 jacobvandy
Depends on what it is. For example, the Temerian armor is available at a vendor in White Orchard, the prologue area. It's pretty expensive when you're just starting, but it's worth it.

As for the horse armor, I discovered it's a whole set of mid-range gear you can buy. Each the blinders, saddle, and saddle-bag contribute to the overall "armored" look. No actual special attributes.
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