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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released
17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released Jul 23, 2013, 20:16 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 19:05:
The official story was stupid, though. It negated most of Aliens.

Not only that, but it did it before the opening credits were even finished.

I'll never forget sitting in the theater for that, and how hostile the crowd's reaction to the movie was before it had even really started.

I disagree with people who say it wasn't that bad, though. It's terrible. One guy lives at the end, and I challenge anyone who's seen the movie to tell me what his name was without looking it up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 22, 2013, 18:06 PropheT
 
There's already been the weird internet turnaround on the XB1 on some gaming forums I've seen. It got so much hate so fast that it became mainstream to hate the system, so the counterculture sprung up as a result that loves it despite everything.

It's enough to make me feel like I might just be getting too old for this shit
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 21, 2013, 20:59 PropheT
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:29:
NO WARNING ON THE VIDEOS! "Play Value - Failed Consoles Part One and Part Two". This should go in the "Out of the blue" Media section or be tagged accordingly in the Sunday Consolidation.

Thank you for your attention.

It's a link to Youtube, I'm not sure what more warning you need that it's going to be a video.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2013, 14:24 PropheT
 
I'm probably the only person in the world who hated Avengers, and this is actually a big part of why. It's bled into every other comic film Marvel is releasing (Iron Man 3 was horrible due in part to forced tie-ins to Avengers), and DC is going to want their piece of that pie with the Justice League at some point so it's going to head the same way. The story lines that work in comics don't work in movies.

Basically, it just pushes comic movies away from what's actually made them good over the last ten years or so finally... the ability to relate to them with at least some sense of reality mixed in.

Maybe I'm wrong and that's what everyone really wants, but all I see coming out of this is another Batman and Robin level comic movie implosion that stops getting any of them made. Until they go back to rebooting them all again in 20 years, or something.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Jul 21, 2013, 01:15 PropheT
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 22:43:
I bought the new CoJ and Conquistador for $10 each and they're totally worth it. So yeah, look at it like the savings on some stuff buys you another game entirely.


Conquistador really deserves more attention. I'd been looking for it to drop in price, and was bummed when it missed the community choice vote. I finally just figured screw it and bought it anyway, and it's way better than I expected.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
16. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 21:50 PropheT
 
I've gotten some stuff that I enjoy that I probably wouldn't have grabbed otherwise because of this sale, but it's getting tiring when the community choice games are just repeat picks of things that have been on sale over and over again since it started. There have been a handful of games that didn't get the opportunity to be on sale other than the community choice, and they've wound up losing the vote to things that have been on flash sales or the main sale already :p  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jul 19, 2013, 21:03 PropheT
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 19, 2013, 19:59:
So far, this steam summer sail has been a terrific flop in my eyes. I've bought more indy games than big-studio games but can still count them all on one hand.

What big-studio games have there really been since the last sale, though? The only ones I can think of are Metro, which is on sale now for half off, and Assassin's Creed 3 that was half off earlier.

I think it's been this way because there isn't anything else that has come out anytime recently to really be eligible to be discounted by any appreciable amount.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 19, 2013, 20:56 PropheT
 
It's actually pretty easy to believe given how terribly Dead Rising 2 ran on the 360. The PC version didn't just look better but actually ran without massive constant frame dips throughout the entire game. I'd still be surprised if despite "breaking the bank" on the 360 that didn't mean that Microsoft re-filled that bank with an assfull of cash to keep it an XB1 exclusive.

I still hope this one comes to PC as well. It's the only release title for either new console that I'd be eager to play, but there's no way I'm buying an XB1 just for DR3.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2013, 14:07 PropheT
 
If it stays like it has been the last few days you can hold a steady 225 without even lighting the grill  
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News Comments > New GeForce Beta Drivers
3. Re: New GeForce Beta Drivers Jul 18, 2013, 17:14 PropheT
 
These absolutely refuse to install on my system (GTX670, Win8x64). Just black screen hangs when installing the driver, have done system restores a few times to get it back and try again but nothing's working.

Had this same issue a few driver versions back, will be disappointed if they start happening again with the install packages.
 
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News Comments > End of Nations Alpha Returns
2. Re: End of Nations Alpha Returns Jul 17, 2013, 22:27 PropheT
 
What ever happened to Rise of Nations? That game was great and the series just kind of disappeared after the weird fantasy sequel thingie.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2013, 22:25 PropheT
 
NBC News has a story about the amber alert in New York and a bit of an explanation about it, made me think of the OOtB when I saw the story.

Amber alert EMS story

It sounds like the kid is ok, too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 17, 2013, 13:00 PropheT
 
I'm not sure what the point of going to all that trouble would be considering everyone you'd be sending it to would be replying through a normal carrier like Gmail anyway. It's a complete waste of time.  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jul 17, 2013, 03:34 PropheT
 
It's like being a little kid and getting to go to the candy store, and when you get there they smile and tell you that you can have all you can carry for the change in your pocket.

Realistically, though, I don't really need much for reasoning beyond that the financial barrier that keeps me from trying some games gets removed for a week or two a year.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 16, 2013, 21:48 PropheT
 
Everything else aside, just the fact that even asking that question comes with any attached legitimacy at all means I don't want a Kinect in my house.

It's not really even them that I'm worried about, though. The potential for that sort of thing to be hacked or hijacked is more troublesome to me than the idea of the NSA finding out how boring I am.

 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jul 15, 2013, 19:15 PropheT
 
NeOCidE wrote on Jul 15, 2013, 15:48:
I can't be on my own when I say I much prefer the single player experience over and above the "social" experience.
Never used to be like that. I loved the old quake 3 and unreal tournament days, but those days are gone for me. Too many shit bags online now that ruin the experience.

Nope, you're definitely not alone. I'd rather play against bots even in the MP type games like CS:GO than play online anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 15, 2013, 17:44 PropheT
 
Maybe they could just make the XB1 case a little bigger and stick a PS4 inside instead.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 14, 2013, 17:52 PropheT
 
Rhino wrote on Jul 14, 2013, 16:57:
Exactly what I was thinking of doing. I kind of ended up the same way as you in BL1, my boredom stemming from it being too easy, as well as repetitive though that bothered me less as I expected it. The two combined, though, was a killer for me.

Seeing as we seem to have similar tastes in that regard then I probably will.

Eh, I'd better ask: are you playing solo or multi, because I'm looking to play this solo.

I didn't care for Borderlands that much but Borderlands 2 was excellent. It pretty much fixed every complaint I had about the first one by adding a lot of character and story to the things that were just sort of there in the first one. It has a great antagonist, a guy you'll really want to kill by the end of the game, and a number of parts that are actually really funny instead of just trying to be.

I'd actually suggest picking up the season pass DLC along with the main game during the sale while it's cheap. The season pass for $10 adds a lot of stuff to the game, and most of it is really well done. I played 80-90% of the game solo and had a great time with it; True Vault Hunter mode on your 2nd play through is much more difficult if you're looking for a real challenge out of it.

BL2 with the season pass for $20 is a crazy good deal.
 
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News Comments > Civilization V: Brave New World Demo
7. Re: Civilization V: Brave New World Demo Jul 11, 2013, 20:49 PropheT
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 19:45:
Lots of good stuff

Mangled the quote for space, but you get the idea

It didn't seem likely that their cultural output was higher than the tourism, but that at least makes sense (maybe a temporary boost or something). I definitely wasn't complaining, it's just that the complexity of it requires a bit of time to get it all figured out and I haven't had enough to really dig into it.

I didn't know what the rearrangement of the works did, I'll have to check that out. I noticed the archaeology artifacts could be themed for particular civs but hadn't looked into why yet...that's good info.

Thanks for the tips, much appreciated.

 
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News Comments > Civilization V: Brave New World Demo
4. Re: Civilization V: Brave New World Demo Jul 11, 2013, 17:54 PropheT
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 16:16:
In terms of a cultural victory, Tourism is your offense and Culture is your defense. Both of them contribute to a total score that accumulates throughout the entire match. When you generate a high enough Tourism score with another nation (there are modifiers that effect the rate for each other civ) that it overcomes their own Culture score, you are influential over them and they will say to you "Our people are buying your blue jeans and listening to your pop music... I worry the rest of the world will fall under the influence of your culture" blah blah blah.

The culture vs. tourism offense/defense I got, but there seems to be other factors that have an effect on how fast your tourism works toward influence with other civilizations. Sometimes you can be putting out +40 tourism against a civ that doesn't seem to have much for culture output, but it'll show as "falling" in the status. I think it might be a combination of trade routes, the type of artifacts held, social policies and ideologies, religion and so on making it a little harder to track just what the exact effects of your tourism output are on a particular civ.

It's less of a big deal if you discover all the other civs fairly early but on a big random map with lots of ocean you can be forced to try and micromanage it a bit with some civs to catch up late-game.
 
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