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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 2, 2015, 20:40 Saboth
I'll probably subscribe now. Haven't fooled with Hulu due to ads. Just don't watch ads. I don't care if its 15, 30, 90 seconds, I'm not watching them. I'll gladly pay $12 for Hulu wo ads. Hell, I pay $7 a month for Crunchyroll without ads, and they only show a quick single ad for each show if you don't subscribe.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC & Patch Plans
10. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser DLC & Patch Plans Aug 30, 2015, 18:54 Saboth
Paranoid Jack wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 17:31:
I never got over the tactical combat which was promised that was never really there. So I have yet to play the game more than a couple dozen hours. Forgive me for asking yet again. Has the tactical combat been fixed yet? I don't want to spend the time reinstalling just to be reminded that I was lied to and they have yet to make it a viable way of playing the game. DAI will be the last Bioware game that I will purchase day one. They have more than proven their willingness to stretch the facts while hyping their games. Burned me several times now.

I just finished DA:I early this morning (did a half playthrough then started again on Nightmare).
I'd probably give it a 6.5 out of 10. Graphics were great, but yeah, the game was way too limiting. Limited to the spells you can get, limited to the abilities you can use (8??), limited to the weapons/armor you can wear. It's a really long game to be stuck with just a few abilities. Also, the fights were super small. Usually your team of 4 vs 3, 4, 6 other guys. No need to for tactics really, for such little skirmishes. Huge world, but every zone was basically the same thing. Find shards, close rifts, do a few little side quests. Item upgrades were pretty slow, tons of trash loot, not much difference in gear overall. Could have easily have been a contender for a great game though.
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming
10. Re: Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming Aug 30, 2015, 17:31 Saboth
Frijoles wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 16:34:
Alamar wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 14:59:
What's the current end game? I didn't know that had ever changed.

Current end game is running Fractals over and over for gear (and components). The gear isn't really an upgrade, though, just different looks to it. Or if you're in to PvP, you can do the WvWvW stuff or arenas. Then there's always the achievements to finish (100% world completion takes a lot of effort). And of course alts.

In its current state, end game isn't too thrilling IMO. GW2 is more about the journey to max level.

Heh, sounds like why I quit. Got max level, did a ton of PVP (our server was low pop though, so we got our butts kicked every week). Then I just got bored. I could farm to get new gear, but basically all of the gear was the same. I guess they don't want people's gear to decide PVP, but if not for new gear and new levels, why am I playing? The sheer fun of your server losing every week?
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 18:20 Saboth
AdamK47 wrote on Aug 20, 2015, 13:32:
What a horribly bad article. It's almost as if The Escapist told the author to write something that vaguely had some semblace to the topic at hand and post it anyway. The guy was obviously clueless about what to write.

I agree. It rambled about several non-related topics. Best Buy doesn't have CD-ROMs on the shelves, so PC games are dying? Obviously it's because games have moved to digital distribution. Something about a game writer being harassed online...leads to the downfall of PC gaming?

No one is leaving PC gaming. If anything, more people are getting on-board with it. Consoles are great if you like simplicity, but if you like MMOs, strategy and options, you go PC.
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin II Announced
30. Re: Divinity: Original Sin II Announced Aug 12, 2015, 18:00 Saboth
Loved the first one. Really got my money's worth out of it. My only problem with it was by the end, you were basically doing the same 3-4 spells over and over, and your melee suffered for heading into combat, getting hit by spells, poison, explosive barrels, etc., so it felt like they were gimped a bit.  
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News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes VII Second Beta This Month
7. Re: Might & Magic Heroes VII Second Beta This Month Aug 6, 2015, 09:16 Saboth
I usually like games like this, but couldn't get into 6. From what I understand, the computer can basically create new units about 10x faster than you. Even while controlling 80% of the board, I could defeat a really difficult enemy, then the same enemy would reappear seconds later with even more troops. It's like as I gained more ground, the CPU gained more power, when the opposite should be true. I understand it's done to keep the "challenge" up, but if you have a game, both sides need to be constricted by the same rules. If their AI isn't good enough to present a challenge, allowing them troop regeneration that doesn't coincide with their resources is merely cheating, and I didn't care for it.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
41. Re: I had privacy once... Aug 4, 2015, 21:29 Saboth
Bard wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 18:11:
...and what our governments weren't able to do legally, private companies started doing. that the infrastructure is there to put us ALL under surveillance (you love your government++ don't you?) courtesy of private enterprise.

...we have no need to create laws to protect our privacy

Yeah, most of our laws are in place to protect us from government, but when we sign up with private enterprises, we have few protections. So now corporate interests own our government, and our government can control private enterprise with almost no oversight. This whole "here is a free OS...btw, we own and have a right to snoop through everything on your computer" is pretty scary these days. Citizens seem to have no one looking out for them since Big Brother and Big Corporate are sleeping together. Recall back when MS said Skype was secure and they had no intention of building back doors for the government, yet the Snowden leaks revealed that that was all one big fat absolute lie.
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.3 Preview
10. Re: Diablo III 2.3 Preview Aug 4, 2015, 21:21 Saboth
shihonage wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 19:04:
All I want is a fixed version of Diablo2 which works properly on modern systems and has widescreen support and options for resolution scaling.

Diablo2 was created by much smarter people. You can't fix stupid.

It's funny, I've got so many D2 disks from when me, my gf at the time, my friends all played. I played D3 a bit, but it just feels dumbed down. Currently decided to give Inquisition a try, and I feel like going back and playing DA:O for like the 4th time instead. The consolitis hurts bad. Fewer skills, easier to use skills, fewer options, fewer builds, less epic battles...thankfully there are still games like Pillars of Eternity keeping the PC dream alive. No clue how all of these people are putting hundreds or thousands of hours into D3. I farmed, farmed, farmed, and it just got really boring. I'd gladly play $40-$50 for a graphically updated D2.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 2, 2015, 15:59 Saboth
Think I'm just going to wait a few months to install. There aren't any games that need DX 12 yet, and I'm happy with Windows 7. I also want to get another SSD just to install Windows 10 to, because my old SSD is almost full (hopefully you can pick your install disk). I'm hoping MS will backpedal on all of this spyware and social media crap and disable it from the start, like they backpedaled on all of the bad stuff on Xbox One.

I feel like the reason this OS is free is they are going to try to market the hell out of your personal info and advertise to you or something. I'd rather just pay $100 and get all of that crap.

Anyone know what happens when you need to upgrade your PC or do a fresh install? In the past, you'd just pop in your Windows disk and install from scratch.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 31, 2015, 11:34 Saboth
Escorted from the building seems an extreme overreaction, unless he'd been warned several time previously. Of course the banning of his channel is absolute nonsense.  
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to "Hate"
5. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to Jul 29, 2015, 20:01 Saboth
ViRGE wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 19:47:
bobbyweenus wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 18:56:
It is pretty brutal there have been, what, four total Five Nights games released in a single calendar year?

At the same time, they're a decent price, people love them and you can't hate on the guy for finding success. It's just, in today's gaming world where more people are paying attention to predatory, anti-consumer practices in gaming, this stands out a bit and catches a lot of flak that the bigger companies deserve much more.
And this is exactly what I wanted to say. I'm happy for the developer that he's found so much success, but releasing 4 games in a year certainly warrants raising an eyebrow.

If people keep buying them, keep making them. Hell, I'd pump them out as fast as possible myself. It's a niche genre, and niche game. People are bound to get tired of it, no matter if you put out 4 or a year or 4 a decade. If it's selling like hotcakes, work 80 hour weeks and keep raking in that dough, because success can be fleeting. It's not like these games are going to become some kind of classic legacy that he can trample on by cheapening them up like Dragon Age or something. They are as cheapened as they can get. Fast little jump scare games that people finish and tire of pretty quickly. As for the haters, just let 'em keep on hating. Most of them are probably still working at Dollar Tree themselves then spend the other 16 hours a day trolling Youtube and forums.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
44. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 21:03 Saboth
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 18:07:
As Cutter said, paywall. Works for the Wall Street Journal and a lot of other news sites. I wouldnt be opposed to a 1$ a month fee for Blues, which i'm willing to bet is 10000x more then he'd ever see from the likes of me even if i were to click on the ads (leaving Amazon links out of it)

Eh, I'm not going to pay $1 a month to 50 websites.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
43. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 21:02 Saboth
The "ad blocking" thing is scaring the pants off of lots of websites, not just gaming sites. Right now, a really low percentage of people have ad blockers, but more are installing them every day. I don't mind looking at 1-2 image ads, but these auto-play videos, 30 second videos, intrusive ads are a no-no, and of course there have been a myriad of security problems with malware injected into ads from 3rd party sites, even on AAA websites that are supposed to know better. Maybe when you advertisers get your shit together and agree on some kind of regulations, security measures, or code of conduct, I'll white list your website.  
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News Comments > KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added
37. Re: KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added Jul 22, 2015, 21:25 Saboth
Pretty cool. I actually had a play through I'd never finished loaded, so loaded it up at 2560x1440 resolution. Looks great, but the camera is spinning around in circles and is stuck on the ceiling for some reason. No controllers or anything attached, but it seems quite a few people are having this issue. Oh well.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 22, 2015, 20:59 Saboth
$200 for something that cost $400+ seems...not that great? At least not really mentionable.

I know compared to what Gamestop usually gives you for games and consoles it seems like a deal, but in the grand scheme of things, meh.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 18, 2015, 17:47 Saboth
I might check into it then. I haven't bothered with Hulu due to the amount of ads on it. Although I pay for satellite TV, I also pay $25 a month for a DVR just to skip ads. when I buy online video services, I expect no ads.  
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News Comments > Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain NVIDIA Bundle Plans?
4. Re: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain NVIDIA Bundle Plans? Jul 18, 2015, 17:26 Saboth
Quinn wrote on Jul 18, 2015, 15:50:
If you come into my store, saying you want MY promotiondeal... but for another store, I would tell you to piss the fuck off too plus insult your intelligence. Wtf do think, Flak?!

Besides... Steam, Uplay... Potato, potato. Why give a shit?
It's like saying "Ford, Chevy, who cares?" I like Steam, I don't like uPlay.
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News Comments > No PC Batman: Arkham Knight Until Fall?
34. Re: No PC Batman: Arkham Knight Until Fall? Jul 16, 2015, 22:02 Saboth
I've got two of these Batman games sitting in my Steam Library. Erm...Arkham Asylum and City. I think I played about 2-3 hours of City, but it really was monotonous and just lost interest and freed up HD space by deleting it. I dunno, they just didn't grab me, and this one looked the same.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 16, 2015, 21:59 Saboth
I think the term "SJW" is not referring to an *actual* warrior for social justice, but rather someone that is just professional outraged on the behalf of others, or attempting to garner fame for themselves at the expense of a real or imagined cause. Like Martin Luther King, Jr. might be a real warrior for social justice. People complaining about the cross dresser fable in Pillars of Eternity are merely professionally offended trolls.
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Jul 16, 2015, 21:55 Saboth
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 16, 2015, 21:23:
He reminds me of a villian from Power Rangers

Yeah, he does look like that Ivan Ooze guy from the Power Rangers movie. I hope they spruce this up in post production, because those photos look like someone tried to make a fan-made X-Men movie back in the 90s. Psylocke looks like crap, Storm looks like crap, and Apocalypse looks like a blue Odo from Deep Space Nine.

Maybe this is some kind of joke and red herrings while they make the real movie.
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