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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > ESO Imperial Edition Outed
17. Re: ESO Imperial Edition Outed Jan 29, 2014, 16:26 PropheT
Rossini wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 11:44:
While I'm not a huge fan of CE's and vanity stuff, in this case I don't mind giving them an extra 20 bucks for the Imperial edition bonuses because I've gotten way more than my monies worth out of Skyrim.

This isn't Skyrim, or a successor to it. It's really not much like it at all.

I hate preorder bonuses like this. Gear, ok. Xp boost, sure. A race that you can't get without pre-ordering the expensive collectors edition? For me that's a pre-order bonus that says either I buy this edition of the game now, or I never play the game at all, period.

For some people maybe it's not a big deal, but for me that's a deal breaker and this game hasn't done enough to sell me on spending that kind of money for it.
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots
10. Re: Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots Jan 27, 2014, 23:47 PropheT
I liked Grimrock, but playing Might and Magic lately has made me realize just how much I missed the story and dialog rather than just a mindless dungeon crawl.

Will still probably go for Grimrock 2 when it comes out, though.
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 27, 2014, 22:53 PropheT
Well, it's not like you can just return them after you've had one, and the police caught on to the whole sell the rest on Craigslist thing way too fast for the average parent to take advantage of it. By the time you have two, you start to think that maybe you should have a third so that they'll just play with that and leave you alone for a while and it's all downhill from there.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 22:00 PropheT
I think they brought up 1080p/60fps in every single game they talked about at E3 last year, and I think Forza is the only one that actually wound up doing it when it released.

Maybe it is a little overblown, but that's still their own foot in their mouth that they're talking around now.
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News Comments > SOE Closing Four MMOGs
11. Re: SOE Closing Four MMOGs Jan 24, 2014, 21:47 PropheT
Fleche wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 20:47:
Werdna should have dropped a Tiltowait on that pile of crap Wizardry. They used the names but nothing else of the original.

Wizardry is a fairly popular series in Japan from what I understand, and is still active... it just doesn't really resemble the old games that we played way back when dirt was still new and interesting.

Grimrock and now Might and Magic have breathed a little life into things again if you miss that stuff, but Wizardry 6 and 7 will always be some of the best memories I have with gaming.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 15:39 PropheT
avianflu wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 12:18:
The launch games on both were hastily made, or ports: not sure anything is "proven" there.

That's true, but they had the same amount of time for both systems. Tomb Raider has had enough time to be ironed out before its release but still has a performance gap between the systems as well, so unless that's an anomaly for whatever reason the same thing is holding true when the games aren't rushed for launch.

No matter how you cut it there's a hardware advantage. I think the question was just if developers were going to aim for the lowest common denominator or actually take advantage of that difference, and if they do how much will it actually matter to people buying the consoles.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2014, 12:01 PropheT
Sprecher out of Milwaukee is my personal favorite, but I don't think it even comes in cans. Smooth, and reeeeallly good.

Apparently they sell actual beer instead of just root beer, too, but I've only had the root beer
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 11:53 PropheT
Beamer wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 11:12:
#2 I don't think is a big factor yet. We haven't actually seen evidence of it playing anything better. We've heard rumors, but of the games released, don't some play better on the Xbone? And none are much better than the PS4.

Well, nobody's had any luck getting Forza to work on their PS4 but everything else has run better on it. I haven't heard of any games that are running better on the Xbone, although there are a few that did manage to get up to the same frame rate and resolution. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some talk of BF4 running better on it, but it'd be pretty difficult to argue that was a hardware thing rather than just being a better working port (which wouldn't have taken much).

There's been multiple mult-plat games that have come in at lower resolutions and lower framerates on the Xbone, and the new Tomb Raider coming next week is another one. It doesn't mean the games are bad, so it's kind of up to people buying systems if that matters to them, but when the competitor is $100 cheaper and is running a number of games better you do have to wonder what the extra cash is getting you.

I'd actually expect it to be a bigger issue a year or so from now if it really is just the straight-up hardware advantage that it looks like on tech sheets.

I kind of hated Prototype, but Infamous was fun. It's a good free-roam super hero game that turned out to have a good story and ending. The second plays better, but I didn't personally enjoy the story as much.
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast
15. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Jan 23, 2014, 21:36 PropheT
Total-Khaos wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 21:15:
No-name voice actors for Blackguards? Um, I'd rather listen to the same voice a few different times across multiple NPC's instead of listening to a SINGLE voice actor speaking in 12 different fake accents. Yes, that is right. Blackguards uses one single voice actor who speaks in 12 different accents to voice everything. I did not enjoy it as much as you did obviously lol...

So you didn't actually play it, you just read that in the review of the early access from RPS.

There's ~23 different voice actors in the game for the English version, you can see their names in the credits from the main menu.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 22, 2014, 22:20 PropheT
Crustacean Soup wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 22:01:
Who uses 32-bit IE 10 or below? I'm sure a lot of businesses do, and Cracked is a nice site to view while bored at work...

The place where I work is still dependent on IE 7/8. Entire business, thousands of computers, because security changes in newer versions that prevent older business applications with browser integration from working without extremely expensive upgrades and long testing periods.

Sucks, but it's fairly common.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Blackguards
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Blackguards Jan 22, 2014, 20:14 PropheT
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:26:
PropheT wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:00:
It helps if you've played Drakengaard

Dude. Game's called Drakensang, not Drakengaard.

Err, oops. Well, at least you knew what I meant
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Blackguards
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Blackguards Jan 22, 2014, 19:00 PropheT
I've really enjoyed this, although it's not perfect. It helps if you've played Drakengaard or those games just to understand the RPG mechanics behind the Dark Eye stuff, but they're still manageable.

I swear it was cheaper when I bought it, though, I guess it was a good deal to get the early access.
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News Comments > EA Paying for YouTube Love
13. Re: EA Paying for YouTube Love Jan 22, 2014, 12:11 PropheT
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 09:53:
That EA would resort to this though is no surprise. Its just a step away from what theyve already been doing with review magazines and sites for years....

There was an article a while back about them paying people to troll forums with positive posts about their games, something that I think is a lot more common than many people realize.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 21, 2014, 20:17 PropheT
Man, that "internet blows" article really managed to capture everything I complain about here every time an article about ISP's comes up.

Additionally, government funding designed to prop up rural broadband service fell from $454,200 in 2009 to $169,196 in 2013.

Of course, followed by the the EBTC guy...

Rorabaugh wishes large content providers had to pay to send data over his network. "Netflix can come in and use the network that exists here and not have to pay a penny for it," he said. "You would think they would be obligated or should feel obligated to help support the network that generates their revenue."

No, see, we already paid for it. That was the government money you mentioned earlier, sir, the cash that built the network that you're still getting subsidized for maintaining. Netflix isn't using the network, the customers are using it to access Netflix (or would be, if the bandwidth cap wasn't ass and costs through the roof).

In his written response to McElroy, Rorabaugh said, "We considered an overall increase to our previous packages but thought it was unfair for the 70% who use less than 15GB to subsidize the 10% who consume 50GB - 100+GB. We have attempted to construct a pricing structure that fits a majority of our actual customers

Or that, where it's ignored that customers have the smaller cap and usage because it's a 40% increase in montly cost to go to the next higher tier, or...

Anyway, yeah. And Net Neutrality is struck down, with comments made that consumers can switch to the competition if they don't like what ISP's choose to do afterward.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 21, 2014, 19:54 PropheT
Not denying they paid for it, just that it was done secretly.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil 4 HD Next Month
18. Re: Resident Evil 4 HD Next Month Jan 21, 2014, 15:23 PropheT
Brumbek wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 14:21:
Anyway, sorry to hijack, but Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is easily one of the greatest video games ever made in my opinion, not joking.

Totally agree. It's easily my favorite game from the last few years, one of my favorites ever really.

PHJF wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 14:29:
My copy of Dark Arisen arrives here tomorrow. As much as I loved Dogma (I got it release week), Dark Arisen being standalone and $40 was a spit in the face to owners of the original.

As much as I understand that, I didn't mind buying it when it came out because I knew I'd get my money's worth out of it when I did. You'll get a lot of play time out of it, and it's definitely challenging in a way that the original wasn't after you got to a higher level. DA is still pretty tough well into the 100's.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 21:38 PropheT
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 20:41:
I'll never understand about people who rail against the social safety nets like welfare, unemployment insurance, etc. when they're handing out millions and billions to millionaires and billionaires.

Welfare recipients can't afford to get people elected. There's really no way to expect fair representation when corporations can donate as if they were people and lobby on (and for) pocket books individuals can't even dream of.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2014, 18:43 PropheT
mch wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 18:27:
"I will work with Congress..."

So, in other words nothing will get done? Gotcha, expected nothing more.

That's the way the system is supposed to work, it's what keeps some degree of checks and balances present.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jan 17, 2014, 13:12 PropheT
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 12:48:
Because MS doesn't want you playing games on their OS. They want you to a buy a failbox instead. Five years down the road, we may all be thanking Valve to having the foresight to create SteamOS.

Why would you need to reboot? I'm sure you can get SteamOS to just VM a windows install.

I don't believe for a second that they're trying to discourage playing games on Windows PC's, even if they aren't vigorously promoting it.

You also need a Windows license to VM the OS, and if you're going to do that... you might as well just use it as your primary instead, since it's more versatile and gives you more options than running the SteamOS would.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 16:37 PropheT
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 14:13:
Or to put it more simply, websites that dont pay a premium will simply be much slower than those that do.

Whoever doesn't pay gets throttled, or whoever the ISP doesn't want to pay for gets throttled. ISP is using up too much bandwidth, and incurring the most costs from torrents? Throttle torrents down so they can only operate at low speeds. They probably can't get away with throttling Netflix, but smaller video sites they can, or porn sites that few would be brave enough to complain to them about messing with. If Google wanted to stifle competition, they could make deals with ISP's to maximize YouTube traffic while limiting Vimeo, or something similar. It basically opens up a gigantic shitstorm that isn't good for anyone that's not making money off of limiting access to things we've been able to do freely up until now.

It's all compounded by the fact that a large portion of the country has no choice in ISP in the first place, so switching to a competitor if one of them starts to act like a dick isn't even an option for most people in a non-urban setting. There's nothing to stop them from doing it at all when they know their consumers either take it or have nothing.
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