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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Patch Introduces AI Personalities
24. removed Jul 16, 2014, 10:14 Axis
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 16, 2014, 10:10 Axis
 
Why would texting hurt grammar or spelling? I don't recall any headlines ever stating that. Typing helps, if anything.

But it certainly does affect their social skills, not only by replacing face to face and voice, but also in social situations where they hunker down in their own little world oblivious to what is going on around them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 20:37 Axis
 
panbient wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 18:36:
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:24:
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.

Here's where your anti-console bias proves flawed.


When did I say I'm anti-console? Many of you don't comprehend and simply pick the most confrontational way to look at it (not you pan, you at least made a good point).

There's been some good things done with consoles, I've enjoyed many. I've owned consoles from the 2600 on up - last ones are 360, wii, wiiu and ouya - I can guaranteed I've owned more consoles than most of you.

If I had to choose a "bias" at all, it's people who have consolitis - the disease that spread throughout the connected world spreading the untruth that the console is everything and PC gaming is dying. And now that fad is gone, we're left with some sourfaces who choose offense when it's mentioned that consoles are sub par gaming machines. And they forget that not long ago they'd pay anything even for complete garbage, another sour point.

I was there at the time and it sold well. Here's a great start of your proof adventure. I incorrectly assumed any "console players" would know where to find this kind of stuff. Go ahead compare it to all kinds of DLC's, have fun.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 15:56 Axis
 
Horse armor was mocked to hell by PC gamers, grumbled at the price by consolites, and sold well despite on console - it was a very "in your face" example of bullshit DLC's in general which woke a few up, but only a few.

And if anything, it was the criticism that forced any changes with Bethesda, not the sales.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 13:44 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:43:
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:39:
Beamer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:36:
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:24:
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.

1) Where's your proof it sold?

2) You do realize it was released for the PC as well, right?

1. You obviously are new to gaming in general, anyone who was around at the time knew it sold like hotcakes.

2. And?


Edit: I see you added an asshole insult at the end that has nothing but your own ridiculous interpretation. nice job, quality poster.

1) "Anyone who was around knew" is usually a flowery way of saying "I have no proof of sales numbers, but this is my assumption that you must take as fact."

2) And that means that it wasn't just "consilites" buying it


And yes, sorry, when you keep making condescending posts I will be condescending to you. Singling out "consilites [sic]" is basically an "asshole insult" that adds nothing to your argument but makes you seem, well, like some kind of idiot that thinks his choice in platform makes him a better human being.

You so fucking ridiculous, you don't even deserve this reply.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 13:39 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:36:
Axis wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:24:
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.

1) Where's your proof it sold?

2) You do realize it was released for the PC as well, right?

1. You obviously are new to gaming in general, anyone who was around at the time knew it sold like hotcakes.

2. And?


Edit: I see you added an asshole insult at the end that has nothing but your own ridiculous interpretation. nice job, quality poster.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 13:24 Axis
 
In my world DLC never had a "way" or "promise" to begin with. Horse armor was a load of horse shit right off the wagon... but content starved consilites bought it anyway.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 13, 2014, 22:38 Axis
 
Midnight wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 22:34:
Axis wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 21:38:
Rumor has it they are vying for a D&D license...

Oh how I so wish it to be...

I'd kill for a Larian-made Pathfinder game.

I never played it, but heard nothing but good things. It's been over 20 years since I played any PnP, really miss it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 13, 2014, 21:38 Axis
 
Rumor has it they are vying for a D&D license...

Oh how I so wish it to be...
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Jul 13, 2014, 10:26 Axis
 
D:OS is a game propelled and appreciated by it's players, and played no politics with sites with no marketing campaign.

Most game review sites base everything on what is status quo. The only reason many got it close is because they knew the overwhelming majority were swooning - or you would have seem most scores in the 60-70% complaining about "turn base" or bugs, lack of direction, UI, etc in addition to what squirmer said.

Which is why I always sift through user-made comments on the game forum or metacritic if I'm looking for an opinion aggregate before a purchase. Very easy to filter the unqualified opinions in both positive and negative camps.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Storm Universal Demo
9. Re: ShootMania Storm Universal Demo Jul 13, 2014, 10:10 Axis
 
Slick wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 05:50:
i like it when people tell me shit that i'm experiencing isn't real. especially when they don't even try to experience.

thanks for the useless opinion.

I gave facts, and I doubt those facts changed much and they had nothing to do with you. But good for you that it's your favorite game - every game needs it's players.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Storm Universal Demo
7. Re: ShootMania Storm Universal Demo Jul 12, 2014, 14:12 Axis
 
Game has been dead a very long time, nothing is wrong with their browser.

Their initial vision was solid, I bought into it during their hype beta period as I cut my teeth on competitive shooters...

Then I noticed Oz back there with his smoke screen and magic mirrors popping off grandiose mega $$$, top team blah blah "quakecon killer" announcements across media sites (when the game wasn't even out of beta), and compared said sensationalism to the empty servers, pompous devs, and a wealth of core code/ui/gameplay problems and realized I'd be wasting my time.

Wanna waste yours, go right ahead...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Jul 12, 2014, 09:21 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 22:28:
A big hubbub is a mention in the fifth paragraph of the description? Heaven forbid they should appeal to a neglected demographic.

Also, for the record FF VII mentioned romance in the advertising for that game.

Their bullet points didn't jump out at you as their second and third point out of five bullet points? Interesting, that's the very first thing most people look at with games - bullet points that highlights what they want you to know.

If their marketing decides to appeal to 3% of gamers at the very real possibility of turning off more in the 97% in addition to turning off people like me who can't stand "romance" shit in their games in general, let them! Trainwreck marketing happens.

Notice I didn't mention Final Fantasty? Think the last one I played was 3. I also can't stand anime/manga (at least these days, it's just been so overused seeing little girls with skimpy clothes and giant swords and boys with the highest of spiky hair). Also, the loooong meaningless conversations and events in jrpg's in general, which has more to do with why I don't play those games than even relationships...

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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2014, 21:39 Axis
 
I don't play games when their marketing makes a big hubbub about said relationships, no - and I don't recall Mass Effect or Dragon Age grandstanding them.

Like in Divinity: Original Sin, game is incredible - you don't see them on their intro page say "Any gender can be laid by a Man or Female!" Cause that has nothing to do with the merits of the game does it?

By the way, I have a black male with the giant afro and a white female for characters in that game - did I win an award?

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 21:28 Axis
 
Here's how I see it for many...

Bioware is a solid company - they make good games and write good stories (usually). A large majority wanted their RPG games to be more DnD/NwN, and since they instead went with their own IP (for whatever reasons legal or personal) with not near the allure that NwN had, many people got panty twisted.

This is made painfully obvious with the blowout sales that D:OS is having. Those types of games never went out of style, they just stopped being produced and produced well.

Companies who "hit it big" tend to be judged by that criteria...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2014, 21:17 Axis
 
Why I cannot delete a double post is beyond me...  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2014, 21:14 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 20:59:
Axis wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 20:35:
As soon as I saw "play as gay or straight" I immediately knew I wouldn't play at all.

I can't stand that shit -- I don't play video games to live out relationship fantasies. Now hardcore sex video games, that might be funny for awhile...

I really don't understand why you're offended. The game offers you a choice, but you're offended by the choice because you're not one of the options? So you won't play a game that lets you play as a man or a woman because you're not a woman?

See now that's the problem here. Who in the hell said I was offended? Also I said "relationship fantasies" - that has absolutely nothing to do with me not choosing a certain gender. How could you possibly deduce both of those wrong assumptions?

I don't get "offended" by anything. Offense is something we choose - usually by weak minds who can't accept the fact that everyone is entitled to their opinion. And... so... am... [drum roll] I!

I can't stand the Strait or Gay shit because "I" don't give a shit about love and sex in a video game, and I find companies who parade that type of information are banking on it.

But, as I said, if there's a game where the gameplay is hardcore butrummaging, I'd try it all and start with you! As a male, female, cat, bird, whatever...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jul 11, 2014, 20:35 Axis
 
As soon as I saw "play as gay or straight" I immediately knew I wouldn't play at all.

I can't stand that shit -- I don't play video games to live out relationship fantasies. Now hardcore sex video games, that might be funny for awhile...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
16. Re: Xbox One: Microsoft Jul 8, 2014, 12:28 Axis
 
Verno wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 08:38:
Axis wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 20:25:
Man does destiny look to be a shallow mess. Also reminds me of that very worn-out IP... and no, not that one you think about when you see "Bungie"...

The weird thing about Destiny is that it looks boring from the outside, I had the same attitude before the alpha. Game didn't really interest me and I only grabbed the alpha on a lark. The alpha really turned me around though. It is probably the only console FPS I've ever enjoyed and even though many elements of it are derivative, they've managed to combine it all into an enjoyable package.

So yeah, Destiny is actually pretty decent.

Sure I can see that -- an open world FPS in this vein hasn't been done on consoles, and Bungie has had a lot of years and refine time getting it as right as it can be and will be planting it right in the "nextgen" console garden. But as a PC game it appears to be something I wouldn't touch.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Entanglement Trailer
2. Re: Guild Wars 2 Entanglement Trailer Jul 8, 2014, 12:22 Axis
 
It's still a kids game, but I'm glad for it as my son and his friends play it constantly.  
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