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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 13, 2013, 16:07 PropheT
 
Dades wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 13:23:
It's yet another console launch basically. Anyone remember Kameo and Heavenly Sword fondly? Seems like there is plenty of third party stuff to carry the day for both systems, neither one has a good launch lineup, I'll stick with my PC.

Pretty much, yeah. A couple of years from now nobody will even really remember these games in all likelihood.

I still got one



Check your status again nin, mine shows they're preparing it for shipping right now so a tracking number will probably be there in the next few hours. It does look like they're sending them today, anyway.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced
26. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced Nov 12, 2013, 20:29 PropheT
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 18:01:
Doesn't help that the story sounds so cliché that even reading about it bored me to death.. twice. I was ressurected by a dancing pony though, with only condition that I not buy this game. I agreed!

I thought it sounded pretty cool when I pictured a LOTR version of Skyrim and was disappointed when I read that you play as a specific ranger guy that's totally not Aragorn.

Will have to see what they come up with, but since it's probably going up against Dragon Age: Inquisition in the same time frame another scenario like when War in the North came out seems likely.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 12, 2013, 15:59 PropheT
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 13:26:
PropheT wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 12:22:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:44:
The articles themselves have comments.

So does YouTube, that doesn't make them worth anything

Are any comments worth anything? The point I made I stand with, I said there are a few articles here that simply state a couple of facts. They weren't reported on to be negative, like saying "it's a pain excruciating 30 seconds!!!", but reading the comments to the article several people did take it as an attack. I was just saying that, if you like it or not, well that isn't considered on this end.

He the Bone fell all over itself, but that doesn't mean to me the PS4 is unapproachable at all. It's not like Sony has been squeaky clean all these years. We are dealing with lesser of two evils.

Sure, some comments are, just not many and you need to dig to find them. All I'm saying is that that's pretty much the standard on any gaming story or video or review anywhere and not really grounds for classifying an entire segment of the community as thin skinned.

A company can post that they're giving away something for free, and someone will complain that it's not as free as someone else's or not free enough. It's kind of like political discussions near the election on those years (or even in between anymore, I suppose), there's a very large element of white noise that has to be filtered out before you can find something someone actually thought about before posting instead of just defending their favorite team.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 12, 2013, 12:22 PropheT
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 11:44:
The articles themselves have comments.

So does YouTube, that doesn't make them worth anything
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 12, 2013, 11:40 PropheT
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 12, 2013, 10:11:
Why the double-speak?

This article explains it better what happened and their response.

PS4 Terms Change

Oh and I see PS4'ers are going to be thin skinned, kill the Bone at any chance but if someone just states facts (PS4 takes 30 seconds to boot up) they attack the article as being anti-ps4.

That article was posted here last night, and it annoys me because it doesn't mean what the headline of their article says. People complain about gaming journalism all the time and this is a pretty good example of why; report first thing you can, don't check your information, make sure and release it in a way that incites the horde and then fact check it and update it later (maybe). It bugs me because every single time something like this gets reported, you need to take it with a grain of salt and head straight to google to find out the truth for yourself...there no trust in any of it, no credibility.

I don't know who you meant about being offended by the boot time or voice command articles, there's not even a single comment about them here.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 11, 2013, 22:25 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 21:51:
Sony to disallow resell or renting of PlayStation games after initially supporting it.
Sony may 'monitor and record' PSN voice and text communications.


Whoa. Is Sony going full Microsoft?

No. The terms aren't any different than they are on PS3 right now, and they haven't prevented used game sales (or made an attempt to). It's ambiguous legal speak to say they retain the rights to the game and selling pirated copies is frowned upon.

As for the monitoring thing, that's already done everywhere anyway so it's not really surprising. I've read that it's required for legal reasons in some areas, but I'm not sure where. MS is using Skype for the XB1, and their retention of text is pretty well documented along with the belief that they keep voice data as well (I believe for the same reasons, but I'm not exactly a lawyer).

I can't help but think this stuff is like a late-campaign political smear ad, it just seems oddly timed and used for information that isn't unexpected or as shocking as they want people to believe.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 11, 2013, 21:11 PropheT
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 20:35:
Bunch of PSN games coming that actually look more fun than the BD games at the stores. I dunno, I was waiting for Watchdogs and Driveclub, so I'm still wondering what to get to test the system out.

Warframe is fun and should be available, although it's a PC game already so your mileage with it may vary. It's worth a look if you haven't tried it out already for sure.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 11, 2013, 16:41 PropheT
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 11, 2013, 16:05:
What I am hearing from people who preordered, their credit card is being charged and the boxes are getting ready to ship out.
Not sure in the US but here in Canada I usually get over night delivery with amazon orders. I am sure it will ship today or tomorrow.

If it's anything like other things I've gotten there, then usually what they'll do is run a pre-auth on the card a day before or so to make sure they can charge it when they send the order to the warehouse to ship, so that's what people are probably seeing.

I'm kind of excited to get mine finally, but I don't even know what I'm going to play on it. I'll find out if it I can get what I want before the 2 for 1 thing devours their stock tomorrow morning I guess.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
8. Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 10, 2013, 21:39 PropheT
 
GL1zdA wrote on Nov 10, 2013, 17:45:
I don't think they designed the loot system around the AH.

Have you played the console version? It's pretty apparent after even just a chapter or two that the loot for PC isn't anything comparable because you're meant to "trade" for it (use the AH).

Just as a comparison, when my LAN party of 4 people played through D3 at release, we found 2 unique items in the entirety of the game; both were underleveled for where we were when we found them. In the console version, by the end of Act 2 I had 5 unique items equipped on my character, all level appropriate, combined with the random-stat yellow rare gear that I'd found that was also all level appropriate. I was better geared at level 24 on my console character than my level 42 character I had on PC was when I went back to check simply because my level 42 character still had a bunch of level 15-20 gear for lack of finding anything better that was right for my class/level.

Beat normal on console, you're ready for Nightmare. Beat Nightmare, you're ready for Hell. No re-grinding chapters for loot or gold or in most cases just buying the gear on the AH to progress.

There's really no comparison or question as to whether or not D3 was designed around the AH for its loot system, it absolutely was.
 
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News Comments > Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P
19. Re: Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P Nov 9, 2013, 21:26 PropheT
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 20:11:
Really? Check that link out. Cash shop. You can buy in-games pets, mounts, etc. It has been around for a long time.

There is no in-game cash shop in WoW. Why not link to Amazon or Ebay where people are selling loot cards from the card game and call it a cash shop because they have items you can get for the game? You can buy XBL avatar items and DLC from Gamestop, are they a cash shop too?

 
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News Comments > Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P
14. Re: Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P Nov 9, 2013, 17:50 PropheT
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 13:41:
Not as ignorant as you think. WoW already has a cash shop in place, which they use to generate profits IN ADDITION to sub fees. They would literally have to turn off subscription services and just start putting more stuff on the cash shop in order to pay for the servers.

Wow doesn't have a cash shop. I think they might sell boosters in China or Korea or something like that, but the NA servers don't have anything like that.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Announced
27. Re: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Announced Nov 8, 2013, 22:16 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 8, 2013, 17:44:
Yeah, it looks like they had to forgo their typical rendered trailer for something put together with the game engine.

Can't really show off new character models in a CGI trailer.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2013, 16:36 PropheT
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 16:27:
Probably because social media is inherently shallow and useless so like attracts like. What does Twitter do but contribute the destruction of grammar and language?


Well, the only things I know about that happen on Twitter I learn from CNN...so, as far as I can tell, the answer to that is that it contributes filler for 24 hour news.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 5, 2013, 22:48 PropheT
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 21:40:
That's really cool, this is a great game with Dark Arisens additions. I really hope Capcom makes a PS4 sequel.

Me too, it's one of my favorite games in the history of ever.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Nov 5, 2013, 12:21 PropheT
 
Verno wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 10:05:
The new director did an amazing job with FF14, I don't play personally but I've heard nothing but good things about it from others. To turn around that turd is nothing short of a miracle.

I don't think they did, honestly. What bugs me about the praise it gets is that it still has nearly all of the same complaints that got it panned the first time it released; it's certainly less buggy, but that wasn't what earned it so much hate when it originally launched.

Their insanely rabid fanbase going everywhere to spread word of mouth that it's fixed and a great game seems to me to be what made it successful, along with perfect timing in that no other MMO has really come out recently and no one was waiting for one at the same time.

Don't believe the hype that's gotten around about it, there are much better free to play options out there than what this offers for a sub.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure
8. Re: Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure Nov 3, 2013, 18:46 PropheT
 
D_K_night wrote on Nov 3, 2013, 13:08:
The game had many genuinely good ideas, ideas that were adapted into future MMO's past it. It was supposed to have far superior PvP content vs WoW's. Didn't it support realm vs realm combat too? All these things should have led up to a game which should have given WoW a good run for it's money.

And then Wrath of the Lich King came out and buried WAR. I think this game deserves a developer post-mortem. What exactly went wrong?

It did have better PvP, did a lot of things better. What it didn't do was compete from a PvE standpoint, though, by either having no or almost no AI for things you fought to having no PvE endgame and no real benefit to anything else you did cooperatively outside of RvR.

PvP games are niche games, and this one was made to bridge the gap and never stepped outside of being a PvP game. It didn't help that within a year or less of coming out they had just quit trying to do anything with it at all.

When it's all said and done, though, can people name even a handful of MMO's that have shut down that haven't been related to EA? How many MMO's has EA been behind that -haven't- shut down? They keep throwing money at them, expecting them to be immediately huge for their own WoW-type player base and paycheck, and then do nothing to support them once they (very predictably) aren't.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 1, 2013, 14:53 PropheT
 
A good game isn't going to suddenly be a bad game because it's running at 720p instead of 1080p, but there's really no denying that it looks better at higher resolution. Considering how similar the systems are, I'd also be more worried about optimization's effects in the future...it's more likely that the difference will become more pronounced over time than less considering where the hardware does differ this time around. "The Microsoft console manages to hold up despite the undeniable, quantifiably worse metrics in terms of both resolution and frame rate" doesn't exactly give me hope that a $500 investment would be a good idea without waiting to see how it pans out a year or two from now.

Basically, if it's running the same game at lower resolution and at a lower framerate that's a problem, where just lower resolution may not be.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2013, 20:33 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 18:59:
Really? It hurts the game that Boston's won 3 titles in the last ten years in baseball? I don't agree. It's hurt it just about as much as the patriots winning 3 out of 4 superbowls in the early oughts.

I do think it hurts the game. Since the lockout in 94, almost 20 years, there are only 3 teams that have won the World Series that either didn't repeat or play in another World Series in that same time frame. 3 teams make up half the wins since then.

Football has always had its dynasties, with the Steelers in the 70's, the 49'ers and Cowboys (and the Bills, I guess) later on, then the Patriots. They do have a lot more diverse supporting cast in Super Bowl opponents, though, especially since the salary cap changes were made in 94, and I've never really heard people talk about a serious lack of parity in the league since.

I'm just saying, fans seem pretty happy with football but I never hear anyone talk about baseball around here anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2013, 18:15 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 14:21:
Whoa! Free market, brother. What, you some kinda commie?


I'm kind of of a hockey guy, so...yeah, I think so

Creston wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 12:51:
On the flipside, the WS champs of the last 3 years, Giants, Cardinals, Giants, had middle-of-the-road payrolls. Boston didn't win because of its massive payroll, it won because it has great young pitchers AND because it has the best hitting coach in the league. (A poor guy who never gets any recognition, but who turns every guy who goes to play for Boston into an absolute fucking grinder at the plate. Facing Boston's lineup destroys pitchers.)

They won because they did something smart with the money instead of just having a big payroll, but there's no way their big payroll wasn't part of it. Boston is #4 for payroll, San Fran is #6, St. Louis is #11, depending on where you read. Looking back at the last ten years, the only team to win the World Series that wasn't in the top 10 salaries are the Cardinals, and since 1994 the only teams to win that aren't currently in the top half of the league's salaries are the Diamondbacks and Marlins (who both were when they won, if I recall).

You don't get the best players or keep them otherwise and it hurts the game.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
39. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 31, 2013, 16:00 PropheT
 
Axis wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 15:45:
Seeing how hard drive speed is one of the major bottlenecks today, I'm glad to see Sony remedied this with a hard drive and bandwidth tech from early 2000...

Yea, these articles just prove what many have been saying since the whooping on the wii u specs -- it's not all rosy amazing nextgen for your beloved xbone and ps4 -- it's just plain old upgrading, and in some cases, not an upgrade at all.

It's a 2.5" drive, that's not much different than the standard average drive you see out there right now. It'd be disappointing if the interface wasn't SATA 3 for upgrade reasons down the road, but not surprising and really not that big of a deal anyway.

 
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