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Signed On Oct 4, 2011, 01:17
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
54. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 22:42 deqer
 
Redmask wrote on May 27, 2013, 18:10:
deqer wrote on May 27, 2013, 17:50:
Haha, the guy who owns xboxone.com didn't even do it recently. he's owned it since 2011. so, it's not "domain squatting", and therefore I don't see how Microsoft has any case here.

It is domain squatting if you sit partial trademark names without putting content up, his case doesn't look good.
Oh, I spoke too soon. It looks like it's parked because Microsoft has already won(taken it) from the guy. The guy had something up on it last year(according to web archive), but he took it down.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
91. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2013, 18:03 deqer
 
PHJF wrote on May 26, 2013, 09:59:
If you like games that are actually good... buy Dust
The trailer (on steam) does actually look pretty good, once you get half-way through the trailer and 75% through and at the end.

I am 90% sold. I'm just wondering how I would play it without of a gamepad controller of some sort; last gamepad controller (for pc) I had was 15 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
38. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 17:50 deqer
 
Haha, the guy who owns xboxone.com didn't even do it recently. he's owned it since 2011. so, it's not "domain squatting", and therefore I don't see how Microsoft has any case here.  
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News Comments > One Billion Hours of BF3
12. Re: One Billion Hours of BF3 May 25, 2013, 21:33 deqer
 
Steele Johnson wrote on May 25, 2013, 20:53:
Any company has the right to know how often their users use their software.
Sure, but they're going to abuse that right to take advantage of you.

I see it as an invasion of privacy for the consumer.
 
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News Comments > One Billion Hours of BF3
5. Re: One Billion Hours of BF3 May 25, 2013, 18:21 deqer
 
Told you.

This is why you don't use Origin, because it tracks you(no matter what servers you play on), and EA feeds off of that and has the nerve to announce it's numbers to the public too.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Rivals Announced
14. Re: Need for Speed Rivals Announced May 23, 2013, 20:42 deqer
 
Okay, so, this is Need For Speed #19 or #20? I lost count.
 
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News Comments > Payday 2 in August; New Trailer
5. Re: Payday 2 in August; New Trailer May 23, 2013, 18:31 deqer
 
Unless you have a $800 video card, don't bother with this.

Payday 1 runs slow on average machine, while all the other games run just fine.

 
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News Comments > Xbox One Announced
141. Re: Xbox One Announced May 22, 2013, 00:09 deqer
 
lol. "Xbox One"

"<Microsoft> Why did we call it xbox 360? We want to milk this as long as possible, and release a new xbox every year; having said that, we'll run out of numbers. Xbox 720, xbox 1080; It will quickly get to a point of stupid. So, let's reset and start at ONE! Our next xbox will be "Xbox Two"! ... "

"<Microsoft> Looks like people have been using their xbox as a media center instead of buying an actually separate media player device. So, let's use that in our next marketing campaign! 'Blu-Ray player!', 'Living room entertainment!' ... "

"<Microsoft> Looks like people have been selling used games. So, let's work off of that; let's take a cut of that by forcing users to pay us a fee for each time they want to sell their used game!"

"<Microsoft> Let's control/track everyone by integrating it all into a cloud platform(that cannot be disabled). Yah!"

lulz
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
13. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 19, 2013, 01:34 deqer
 
Redmask wrote on May 19, 2013, 00:47:
deqer wrote on May 18, 2013, 13:37:
That's why Random Crits exists. That's why the Spy class exists(for newb players that couldn't cut it, using a normal class). That's why Ubers exists. That's why it takes 3 rockets for a soldier to kill a spy, instead of 1 rocket. That's why sticky guns exists for Demoman. etc. etc. The list goes on and on; I could list 100+ examples. But, meh.

Your statement is inherently contradictory. 'the game is so balanced its handicapped' makes no sense.

Those elements of the game you mention are not weighted towards a specific side, both sides can take advantage of them which means a winning side playing well will still do better than a losing side who isn't as skillful. The spy class has been around since the beginning and requires a lot of skill to play effectively, you should L2P before talking about things you don't understand.

I'm sorry you couldn't understand the way I explained it(handicapped mechanics), nor the examples I gave.

And you're picking on only the FEW examples I provided (out of the HUNDRED I could also provide from TF2). Random Crits is a prime example of handicap mechanics -- it "randomly" gives a player(regardless of their skill) a temporary unfair advantage. If you take away Random Crits, then you'll see a lot more "true wins" from a skilled team vs an unskilled team.

TF2 is built with many handicap mechanics which are also linked to many of it's nerfed settings, such as nerfed rocket damage and/or splash damage.

Giving the game a skillless class "Spy" (that can cloak), is another example. Sure, the other team can use "Spy" as well, but that's not he point.

Not to mention, TF2 adds more and more items(handicapped benefits) to the game. For example, now a Spy can decloak "silently" -- as if the class wasn't already handicapped enough(by having a cloak ability in the first place.)

This comment was edited on May 19, 2013, 01:54.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
11. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 18, 2013, 22:40 deqer
 
It's cool watching victims (playing a handicapped and emo-centric game) remain as victims, after 6 years.

I guess all the smart/adult people have left(either for good, or to private/competitive servers), and therefore there is no majority of a community of smart/adults to complain enough to Valve to have things changed for pub servers.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
8. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 18, 2013, 13:37 deqer
 
Redmask wrote on May 18, 2013, 12:14:
deqer wrote on May 18, 2013, 04:18:
TF2 still sucks, though. It's too balanced, that it's actually handicapped.

This statement makes absolutely no sense.

What, you don't know what handicapped (in a video game) means? It means one side is given an unfair advantage in order to keep the game fair, so it always remains balanced. It's a really lame mechanic.

Haven't you played a Racing game before, and it asks you to set the difficulty of the CPU racers to either Handicapped or not? If you set handicapped, then the enemy racers are given an unfair advantage (speed boost) to catch up to you, no matter how fast/good/skilled you are. Essentially taking away your skill, for the sake of balancing the game out for both teams. Really, a lame feeling, indeed.

That's what TF2 is, with all it's mechanics and settings.

That's why Random Crits exists. That's why the Spy class exists(for newb players that couldn't cut it, using a normal class). That's why Ubers exists. That's why it takes 3 rockets for a soldier to kill a spy, instead of 1 rocket. That's why sticky guns exists for Demoman. etc. etc. The list goes on and on; I could list 100+ examples. But, meh.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Community Patch
4. Re: Team Fortress 2 Community Patch May 18, 2013, 04:18 deqer
 
TF2 still sucks, though. It's too balanced, that it's actually handicapped.

Also filled with the current generation of kiddy teens, and servers with emo all-talk enabled, it's just garbage.

Don't waste your time with this one.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 17, 2013, 17:32 deqer
 
Just rar your files with a password. lol
 
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News Comments > April NPD Estimates
2. Re: April NPD Estimates May 17, 2013, 17:31 deqer
 
No one asked for new consoles.

Let's go back to old nintendo systems, with simple pixel-art side-scroller pages.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Trailer
9. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Trailer May 16, 2013, 23:54 deqer
 
Yah... because everyone likes spending their time crafting and travelling back and forth everywhere ... sigh

MMOs are so lame.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Focused DICE Studio Coming
32. Re: Star Wars Focused DICE Studio Coming May 15, 2013, 14:35 deqer
 
I guess we now know why EA recently laid off all those employees. Saving up money to start a DICE studio with up to 60 new employees.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Turning One
43. Re: Diablo III Turning One May 15, 2013, 02:02 deqer
 
"the biggest PC game launch in history"

Yah.. Misleading everyone by calling it "Diablo III", rather "Diablo Online"

Yah.. they're(Blizzard) such winners, aren't they... ... *sarcasm*
 
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News Comments > Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale
37. Re: Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale May 14, 2013, 02:35 deqer
 
Is this what gaming as come to? Come to a point where we have just another random/joke gaming dev company that thinks they can develop a shooter with NO option to change it's FOV? Is no one learning from the guys who did Quake, back in the 90s? We're at 2013 now...  
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News Comments > Cube World Trailer
8. Re: Cube World Trailer May 13, 2013, 01:00 deqer
 
PHJF wrote on May 12, 2013, 18:02:
I prefer exploring to building,
Does exploring have any special feeling when you're just exploring randomly generated content? I would think not.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Renewed
44. Re: Defiance Renewed May 11, 2013, 14:58 deqer
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on May 11, 2013, 13:39:
Do you get Continuum in the US
No. The US is not allowed access to Continuum. US is missing out.

US is aware of Continuum though, but they poke fun at it, out of jealousy though.
 
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