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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
Total Comments 1715 (Pro)
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Sets FPS Record
2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Sets FPS Record Jan 26, 2015, 13:35 Axis
 
I still pull it up on occasion. It's no TF/Quake network code, but it's fun for a bit at a time.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 10:53 Axis
 
Zzzz...

Nothng new except D12, and even then any real world "improvements" are yet to be seen. Everything else is business as usual.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
24. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 23:56 Axis
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 23:34:
The tears of trolls and back handed compliments in this thread are pretty ridiculous.

First troll I've seen in this thread is right there in my quote.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
21. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 23:51 Axis
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 21:28:
Hmmm, I loved all those old RPGs, Bard's Tale, Might & Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, plus a bunch of others I can't remember. Taking notes, drawing maps on graph paper, with no internet to read all the spoilers...

Actually, now that I think about it, this sounds like the sort of thing I'd buy for the memories, and then forget to play. My Steam library is full of these nostalgia-fueled purchases, and I don't think I've finished a single one.

Divinity: Original Sin, Might & Magic X, Wasteland 2, etc. They sound great, I excitedly press the "add to cart" button, but somehow when I sit down to play I lose interest. Maybe you just can't go home again...

We're inspired by nostalgia, have fun for the honeymoon period of playtime, then reluctantly admit we've seen and done it hundreds of times before in as many different ways and move on... oddly satisfied.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
18. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 17:57 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:53:
Axis wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:42:
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
A 'whale' is the heart of the microtransaction business. The top 5% of spenders that support the other 95% of free-loading or small-time-spending players in a free-to-play or buy-to-play environment... I am shocked you're not familiar with that term.

Interesting, I did not know that - thanks for the explanation. *shuffles it into memory*

It just means you don't pay much attention to the F2P market. Which is a good thing!

Well I pay attention to it if it's a good game!

I prolly spent $200 or so on PoE which I consider the finest f2p game to date, but I've yet to ever see someone mention that term during the inhumane amount of time I've spent in it.

 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
6. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:45 Axis
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
Enh, never cared for BT. And W2 was a big let down, so if Torment isn't great I'll likely end up blowing this off entirely.

There's absolutely no way you were even born when Bard's Tale took us old people by storm, so don't even pretend.

But since you also mentioned W2, I can only assume you think he's talking about the newer Bards Tale, which did indeed suck.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
12. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:42 Axis
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
A 'whale' is the heart of the microtransaction business. The top 5% of spenders that support the other 95% of free-loading or small-time-spending players in a free-to-play or buy-to-play environment... I am shocked you're not familiar with that term.

Interesting, I did not know that - thanks for the explanation. *shuffles it into memory*
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2015, 15:38 Axis
 
Gnite Edgar, I spent many months in my youth listening to your many synth symphonies, especially the Legend soundtrack my lord I loved that so much...  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
10. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:22 Axis
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:17:
Congrats, you're a family of whales! I'm thinking more along the lines of 80% of the playerbase who have never paid real money for gems and are considering how much content they got for the original purchase of $30-60. I'm definitely buying it, I've got 1000+ hours out of the game myself, even if I don't throw as much money at it as you do, lol.

Not sure what you mean by your whales statement, but my son is likely more fit than 99% of everyone here posting. We don't throw money at anything - he doesn't watch tv, doesnt spend money on anything else, doesn't eat junkfood, doesn't wear fancy clothes, doesn't play other games (except wii/wiiu/etc when his friends are over in the winter), and exclusively plays GW2. Subscriptions for MMO's are $14, so adding $6-$16 isn't much at all. And if you played that long -- you'd feel $20 a month for all that entertainment is piddly when you help both yourself and the devs (and other players indirectly).

Hell your dad's cable/phone/internet bill costs about $150 more every month than mine - all about priorities and the ability to make the decisions that matter most for your way of life. And if you cut cable, then your new car, fancy home, smoking habit, daily paper, eating out for lunch dinner, on and on and on...

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
8. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:08 Axis
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:01:
That is an example of their PR double-speak on the subject, yes, but there were many times when a dev would state less publicly a more definitive no, it's not in the cards, they had not put any planning or work into creating for one, etc. People have been asking about expansions since before the game launched, and they always insisted that the Living World stuff IS their avenue of adding new content and that we would not see anything like the expansions they did for the first game.

Don't take it to mean I didn't want an expansion, because fuck yeah I did. I'm just skeptical of how much they're actually going to be adding. There's no way it will measure up to GW1 expansions, so the price had better be set to match... I'd have to see the size and features of this new area, but so far it sounds to me like they've just gathered what would have been this year's feature patch (new skills and progression system) along with LW season three and will be releasing it all at once for $30-40 or whatever. Which is pretty lame. I would expect a new region at least half the size of what is currently available (made up of 5-10 maps), and at the same quality and density of content for it to be worth that much.

Considering they haven't released a "pay for" expansion since, I'd say it's long in coming and will be well received.

Judging from what they are promising, I know my kid sure thinks it's worth it. Hell we spend $20-$30 in gems every month, so whatever the expansion is would be a drop in the bucket.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
5. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:00 Axis
 
My son really enjoys the crap outta GW2, his favorite game by far.

For younger audiences this is about the best mmo experience you can ask for all things considered.

Still nothing like the first, but it's found a place with the younger generation.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
3. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 14:54 Axis
 
Rhialto wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 14:24:
wow, I spent so much time on my C-64 playing the first.

Same, I played more RPG's on my c64 than anything else since. SSI's, Ultimas, Eotb/DM's, on and on and on. Most of which had deep enjoyable gameplay that stands the test of time - especially in the engaging yet difficult aspect.

And who can forget the invisible ink hint books...
 
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News Comments > GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers
16. Re: GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers Jan 23, 2015, 15:56 Axis
 
Most games don't come close to utilizing 2g of card memory. Statistically, about 85% of "pc gamers" systems only have 4-8g ram and a 1-2 GB card, barely 4% run 4GB vram. My 760 from over a year ago has 4GB, and the system I paired it will will last for years to come without upgrading. My son's 970 in his new PC this year will summarily last many many years without the need to upgrade.

I mentioned to make sure you buy the 4 GB because it makes sense to true gamers -- not because it's a popular option.
 
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News Comments > GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers
3. Re: GeForce 960 Launched; New Dying Light GeForce Drivers Jan 22, 2015, 17:43 Axis
 
Gotta wait for the good deals if you want to save a buck as a pc gamer, I got the gigabyte 970 with 4 GB for $250 a couple months ago and it's a freeeq destroyer - incredible card.

Do make sure you get 4 GB, well worth it if you want to stay with your card awhile at this point.

 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Ban Warnings
5. Re: Path of Exile Ban Warnings Jan 20, 2015, 20:45 Axis
 
I'm pretty burnt out on it, but sill still hit it up every season.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2015, 17:49 Axis
 
Borderlands Online. Been saying we need something like that for years and it's in China only...

Course I'm assuming it will have a robust random loot system in an FPS world that is done in an engaging way. Guess we'll see... eventually.

...Just read it will be a mobile game too... which means it will likely suck unless the mobile version is different.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jan 19, 2015, 14:08 Axis
 
Played the crap outta LoX thanks to Horrorscope's mention long ago, great game.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
49. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 12:33 Axis
 
WaltC wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 09:54:
NKD wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 01:01:
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I'm starting to wonder when exactly it was the people here stopped caring about the PC as a platform. Any remotely hype title comes along and all sins are forgiven and the $60 transactions start to flow. If you're purchasing a sloppy port and an HD texture pack for $60, you really lose a lot of that moral high ground when it comes to bitching about other titles being ripoffs.

Probably not all that many PC folks respond to the GTA5 threads, but aside from that (for various reasons not limited to GTA4)--yes, $60 even with the supposedly "free" game--is a ludicrous price that only a mongoloid would pay...;) $39.95 is a much more rational price. PCs are selling globally right now at a rate of some ~35M a month, which is more than the PS4 and the xBone combined have sold since they shipped, and in two months the sale of PCs right now eclipses the entire ten-year run of the xb 360.

Kind of puts the true picture of consoles where it belongs--in the small potatoes category. But that's alright--let companies like Rockstar and Ubisoft delude themselves about that. Just leaves more success to companies like Valve and the Kickstarters...:D


Walt got it right. I kinda miss the days of the console dolts parroting the pc dying fad - always a good thing to be handed on a platter those who's opinions don't matter.

Consoles are for casual fun, and the only recent one out there that shines in the family/friend fun dept is Wii U. For srs bsns gaming it's PC -- always has been, and nothing in history or the foreseeable future changes that fact.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
39. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 17, 2015, 09:37 Axis
 
Sure, Rockstar certainly does plan how to double on sales, fortunately for them their timing allowed them to earn the "superdip" achievement and get a triple dog dip.

Of course they assume people will buy it more than once. Some do, I certainly don't.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 15, 2015, 22:03 Axis
 
New report: DHS is a mess of cybersecurity incompetence.

Since when has the government ever run a program "competently"?

Government != competence
Govt = throw a ton of taxpayer money at it and hope it works. And when it doesn't, take more, throw more.

But that doesn't stop the ignorant from thinking they should run just about everything...
 
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