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Nickname Axis
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Description Older, smarter, better.
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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Oct 26, 2013, 11:49 Axis
 
Ouya is fun well worth having in my LR for the kids. I admit it didn't have a firestorm of attention like I hoped but maybe it'll find its long-term niche as it's still going to make a reasonably-priced console every year.  
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
1. Re: Saturday Previews Oct 26, 2013, 11:46 Axis
 
No amount of pretend bandaid would get me to buy any version of Diablo after #2...

PoE4L. That is all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2013, 11:35 Axis
 
The 'consoles saved PC article' is hilarious. The guy obviously bought into the "PC IS DYING fad the last 5 years and realizes now how stupid he sounded.

I'll take his quote since he wanted me to:

But I'd ask anyone who was gaming on the PC in 199X-2005 to think about the type of games they played, and the number of games they owned, then compare that to how they play in 2013.

We were too busy clanning in the online explosion of Quake, Tribes, UT, CS.
We were too busy MMOing in the online explosion of EQ, AO, Wow, DAOC, Diablo2.
We were too immersed by the evolving hardware like true 3d of voodoo3d, SLI, true positional audio of A3d and soundblaster.
We were too enamored by the quality and pure fun of SO MANY games that came out like Civilization, Baldurs Gate, Duke Nukem, Sims (hate to admit this one), Half Life, Dungeon Keeper, Fallout, Deus Ex, Morrowind, Starcraft, Ultima, KOTOR, Planescape, System Shock, on and on.

While consoles were starved for titles and pulling in the noobs (who had no idea how to 'PC) that would usher in an explosion of half-assed mediocre games (with an occasional gem), stifled innovation, crappy controls, locked frames, overpriced DLCS... and these consolites having mom and dad buy buy buy -- while pulling down the entire quality of gaming and expectations across all platforms up until Indies opened up more mainstream eyes and brought expectations back up, with PC leading the way.. like ALWAYS.

How's that Luke Plunkett? That's the answer for you. There is no other unless you lived under a rock.

 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
16. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Oct 26, 2013, 11:02 Axis
 
Best Online Game
World of Tanks

When a P2W tank game wins the "Online Game of the Year" award, you can bet golden joystick has become obsolete. OOOhh!

Of course, might just be that online games and player expectations have become crap since I still prefer TF2 and PoE to anything in recent years.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Launches
30. Re: Path of Exile Launches Oct 24, 2013, 12:07 Axis
 
xXBatmanXx I'm disappointed you don't remember POE's #1 fan giving you a key...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 23, 2013, 00:06 Axis
 
Prime recently changed to need $25 bucks worth, but its a change that made good sense I'm actually glad they did it.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 23, 2013, 00:03 Axis
 
Release is about 12 hours away. I take breaks here and there, but PoE is the only ARPG since D2 that has kept me coming back for more and more and more.

Gonna start in the new Nemesis league, should be a blast.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall in March; $250 CE Preorders
7. Re: Titanfall in March; $250 CE Preorders Oct 22, 2013, 16:53 Axis
 
Deer in the headlights "omg I'm on TV" people + dubstep makes me want to puke.

Next time keep the video blank, and just play the dubstep, but a better one...

 
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News Comments > Ace of Spades: Battle Builder
3. Re: Ace of Spades: Battle Builder Oct 16, 2013, 18:37 Axis
 
Pretty much the same on launch as it is now except for new maps and modes -- in fact the old map modes seem to be the most popular overall oddly enough.

Game is fun but nothing long term, needs proper character modding and stuff the basic classes get stale fast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2013, 11:46 Axis
 
With all these GTA vids and stuff, does anyone else feel it's a terrible shame to waste such a fantastic game on shitty consoles?  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: Sexualized avatars affect the real world, researchers find. Oct 10, 2013, 18:37 Axis
 
The vast majority of people try to make what they feel is the 'coolest' or 'sexiest' avatars. I know this based on the bazillions of game hours I've played making the most stupidest looking avatars possible, when possible cause it's WAY more funny and ultimately more cool...

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 10, 2013, 18:27 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 17:52:
Panickd wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 17:11:
Beamer wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 16:39:
Panickd wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 13:35:
Darks wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 12:25:
You guys can laugh and make joke about this all you want, but itís really depressing when you read about this. This is exactly why our economy is like it is. There is no way to compete with this type of slave labor and exactly why the Chinese are taking away our jobs.

It's not really that depressing. There was a time when the US economy ran on a similar system. Kids worked in extremely dangerous jobs with no regulations governing safety. Eventually we decided that things shouldn't be that way and they changed. They'll eventually change in China too.

As for the whole "they're taking away our jobs" thing, do you really want to work in a factory pressing together plastic nick knacks for minimum wage? It's like the whole immigration debate. Most of those jobs are the ones Americans have gotten too high and mighty to lower themselves to do. We don't want to harvest our own food or clean our own hotel rooms and unless you're going to pay us $40 an hour we don't want to assemble our own electronic geegaws.

So, to answer your points:
- Yes, the US was once like this. The government helped end that. Sure, lots of idiots whined about "nanny states" and such, but the government worked to end this kind of thing. Net result: we rapidly grew a middle class (which we're now eroding.) The Chinese government isn't really helping balance this the way the US government was.
- Unemployment in the US is highest amongst blue collar employees. In fact, it's about twice the unemployment rate. So yes, losing the crappy manufacturing jobs that paid minimum wage has been detrimental, and middle america is full of unskilled laborers that would absolutely love to have one of these jobs.

Your talk of things we're "too high and mighty" for is complete BS. Yes, your college grad, and we have more than ever, does not want to do this. But go drive out to the middle of Kentucky or Ohio, where college isn't as common, and look at all the people who have no career options beyond manager at McDonald's or Kroger. Those people would kill, and I mean kill, for a good manufacturing job.

You say that but every time a farmer has put out a call for help to harvest how many American citizens do you think show up? The answer is a meager handful even in the face of high unemployment and nowhere near what is needed for the job. The same is true of food packing plants. It's shitty, absolutely brutally back breaking work and Americans, even unemployed Americans, don't want to do it so a huge number of illegals end up doing it instead. I don't doubt there are some jobs that have gone overseas that would be greatly appreciated in the US, but then we'd all be paying more for our stuff and Americans have spoken on that front too. We don't care where our stuff comes from as long as it's not terribly expensive. Welcome to free market capitalism.

You're cherry picking and you know it.
How about auto manufacturing?
How about cellphone and PC manufacturing?

And it's a bit of a spiral of death. Sure, we want our companies to compete on price. Look at how Walmart killed Rubbermade (or was it Tupperware?)

But just because we WANT this doesn't make it good (hey, just like me saying in another thread that what consumers think they want and what's best for them isn't the same thing.)
We shipped a few jobs overseas so that we could all have lower prices.
Then we shipped a few more.
Then we shipped a few more, only these were more educated jobs.
Then a few more white collar jobs went overseas.

Net result: prices slowly rise, average employee salaries stagnate, CEO salaries skyrocket.
This is a bad spiral. At some point it breaks. At some point you've sent too much earning potential overseas and you no longer have the consumers with pockets flush with cash to sell here.

Pure capitalism, and pure free market, is idiotic.

And yet foreigners all scramble, plead, and beg to come work in AMERICA at any cost. Know why? Because there's too many lazyasses here, of which are a majority Liberal complaining about Capitalism or any new talking point, who whine about everything under the sun to make excuses why they can't find a job 'worth their time'... and sit in on the dole trying to figure out how to tax the shit out of people who DO work, all in an effort to enable their laziness so they can still buy their smokes and watch TV pretending to be a productive part of society.

Meanwhile... Imported Worker Family makes a shitload because they bust their ass for years working for pennies, taking risks till they actually make something of themselves, sending much of what they make back to their families and eventually retiring there.

There's a dose of reality for ya Beamer, I don't expect you to 'get it' as usual.


 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Oct 10, 2013, 15:46 Axis
 
Quakelive.. the last true twitch solo skills FPS people still play regularly.  
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News Comments > ShootMania Storm Elite Demo
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2013, 17:23 Axis
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 12:41:
Ugh...basically if you loved the original UT and Quake3, then this is your game, otherwise stay away...far away...Team play? Yeah, if you can get your 'team' to shut up for two seconds and not have them curse you out in the same amount of time....


=-Rigs-=

This is NOTHING like UT or Quake 3. I played those in clans for years. Shootmania is a garbage game through and through with highly pompous devs and ridiculous past marketing.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition
29. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Oct 9, 2013, 00:23 Axis
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 17:17:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 17:12:
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 17:10:
Hellgate wasn't bad, it just wasn't worth a subscription price. That killed it before it really got traction.

Did they ever release the new version for the US? I know another company bought it and was running it in the EU.

Not sure, maybe ItBurn can chime in on that one. But i really enjoyed it when flagship was running it, and was sad how it went out

Yes, it works in the US now. It's called Hellgate: Tokyo. They added an insane amount of content. The Tokyo expansion is huge. It's free to play, but definitely pay to win. You absolutely don't need to pay to progress in the game and have fun in coop. The performance of the game can be pretty bad in some areas and the servers occasionally lag, but it's been ok for me.

http://hellgate.t3fun.com/base.html

Wish the old forums worked, I wouldn't want to even try to remember how I played my Engi.

Still, its the only real FPS ARPG Diablo-loot style out there (and not mainstream really), really needs to be Borderlands Online next year -- it'd be a smash hit.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Oct 8, 2013, 16:07 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 15:56:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 15:11:
Its a Hellgate: London clone

<runs and hides>

It's an FPS. HGL was not, it was just an action game with an FP view. From what I recall, it was autoaim - just push the button with something in the screen and it fired at it.

Borderlands requires some FPS skill. Maybe not as much as, say, Battlefield, but it requires some.

Beamer you argue about the stupidest shit and make yourself look terribly ignorant.

HGL is was always will be a First Person Shooter.


And Battlefield doesn't require keen FPS 'skill', Quake Live does.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition Oct 8, 2013, 15:49 Axis
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 15:32:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 15:11:
Its a Hellgate: London clone

<runs and hides>

I'm probably the biggest HGL fan. It's pretty far from HGL.

Borderlands:

+ Has headshots.
+ Physics are better.
+ WAY better story and quests.
+ Open world areas.
+ Much better graphics/more recent.
- Never fight more than 8-10 enemies at once.
- Interface is SH*T
- Costs a lot of money to get all the DLC.

Hellgate:

+ WAY better loot system. (Best Diablo-style system ever IMO)
+ WAY more complex/solid skill trees/advancement/class system. (Best Diablo-style system ever IMO)
+ All areas are randomized/more replayability.
+ Mature game.
+ Rooms can be filled with hundreds of enemies.
+ Completely free.

Basically, BL is the casual version of the Diablo+FPS and HGL is the hardcore version. I do like both games. I want more FPS/RPG hybrids!

This is spot on, can't add much except I'd love to see something more akin to the tree spec for customization PoE has, and I'm waiting for something like Borderlands Online since I don't play Hellgae Global any longer.
 
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News Comments > Dungeon Defenders II Dropping MOBA Play
8. Re: Dungeon Defenders II Dropping MOBA Play Oct 8, 2013, 15:44 Axis
 
1st game was great but I stopped playing before any of the paid DLCs. I'll get the next if it's an improvement.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 4, 2013, 18:44 Axis
 
Knew they would be back, site was too cool.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Oct 3, 2013, 23:52 Axis
 
robdot wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 23:40:
Yay!!! Thanks to steam and PC gaming , I can stop playing GTA 5 on my 60 inch plasma ,and play 10 year old games!!! ....who in the name of holy fuck would do that.

You mean you LIKE 20 to 30 frames per second on that thing? AND with a console controller?!?! Man gimme those games on the PC any day -- I'll make that 60" plasma feel worthy!

Tho truthfully, my 144hz 24" monitor just pwns too much, the plasma would be just for porn...
 
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