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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
20. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 5, 2014, 23:11 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 19:05:
What's my motivation to go get once of these for my PC when I have 3 360 controllers already that I'm perfectly happy with?

I'd replace it with an XB1 controller if they last longer. I swear I wear out a controller every other game I buy that I actually use one with, or something stops working on it, or whatever. I'm guessing my results aren't typical, but the failure rate on the 360 controllers I've used on my PC has been insane.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Conspiracy! DLC Released
12. Re: Watch Dogs Conspiracy! DLC Released Jun 5, 2014, 15:22 PropheT
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 13:48:
That DLC didn't take long to come out

I think it's the one that came with one of the special editions, so it was available on release; this is just so people who didn't get that version can buy it separately.
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 3 Steam Plans?
2. Re: Dead Rising 3 Steam Plans? Jun 4, 2014, 23:52 PropheT
 
It would be, but Microsoft paying to keep it an XB1 exclusive wouldn't be strange either.  
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News Comments > Defiance Now Free-to-Play
7. Re: Defiance Now Free-to-Play Jun 4, 2014, 23:51 PropheT
 
Trevellian wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 21:55:
The game was very meh at best. I actually liked the guy who played the main character in the show, but the show itself was also very meh, did they even renew it for a second season? I mean I know it's tied into the MMO and all but still not sure

Second season is starting in a week or two here I think, it was renewed. If they cut out the unnecessary characters in the show and focused on the good ones I think it'd be ok.

I liked the game well enough, there just wasn't enough content for it to be a long term kind of thing. I haven't even tried it in months now, though.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Enhancing Ubisoft PC Games
18. Re: NVIDIA Enhancing Ubisoft PC Games Jun 4, 2014, 19:02 PropheT
 
commonperson wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 18:15:
You may want to fact check your hyperbole. Just using steam hardware survey alone shows that they have actually around 50% with AMD at 30% and the difference being mainly Intel.(http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/)

Just out of curiosity, did you actually read what you linked to? It shows at the top by manufacturer about 52% Nvidia, 30.76% ATI, and the rest mostly Intel... but if you add up the actual results down below the type of cards it's:
11.65% AMD
36.37% Nvidia
and 15.34% Intel with Other as the remaining 36.65% of the cards that were tracked by model there.

Ignoring that 50-30 is a pretty commanding lead anyway, and even if you for some reason give the R9 cards that aren't listed there an unrealistic 3-1 lead over a comparable Nvidia card, that means that there's more like an approximately 3-1 lead for Nvidia if you're looking at discrete cards or gaming capable mobiles based on the numbers listed.

You might want to dial back the "let people take you more seriously" quips when you aren't even reading the links you're posting.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 3, 2014, 23:57 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 20:03:
John Oliver is a genius.

He always seems like he's trying too hard to be Jon Stewart.

If it actually works, though, that's good enough for me.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers
15. Re: WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers Jun 3, 2014, 18:49 PropheT
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 16:41:
I think due to the impending video game crash, this game will do fairly well since there aren't a whole lot of triple-A games to play these days (there's still a lot of gamers who only want to play triple-A titles).

The game will do pretty well because it's had mostly positive word of mouth, WoW is old, and the type of game this is appeals to a group of people within the MMO community that haven't had a serious entry that catered to their likes any time recently. It's coming out at a more or less perfect time to succeed.

It wasn't my cup of tea, but if FFXIV can be successful then this should be a home run... if WoW is the Yankees, then this is the Red Sox, EA's MMO's are the Cubs and FFXIV is a Tokyo League team.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X Announced
3. Re: Mortal Kombat X Announced Jun 2, 2014, 20:38 PropheT
 
I thought it looked pretty good. The animation with MK has always been kind of jerky and this trailer at least looks fairly smooth assuming it's actual gameplay.

I've never been the biggest MK fan, but MK9 was surprisingly fun and one of the only fighters I've enjoyed in recent years. If it comes with all the bells and whistles MK9 did it should be a pretty safe bet.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
52. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 11:54 PropheT
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 08:49:
PropheT wrote on May 31, 2014, 21:14:
netnerd85 wrote on May 31, 2014, 18:42:
Sex appeal is not sexist.

http://imgur.com/NsuSO25
Where's the sex appeal in either of those?

I was agreeing with you, actually, with the point of the image being that there's a double standard when it comes to the outrage. I'm not sure I understand your question about where's the sex appeal when they're both designed to be the perfect ideal of their respective gender.

jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 04:41:
Can you provide some examples? Sarkeesian, for example, while being a bit over the top, doesn't seem dishonest or have hidden agendas. Everything is up front, even if some of her examples are outdated.

To put it plainly, she set out specifically to find exactly what she was looking for, so of course she's going to find it. There's nothing scientific or honest about going in with a predetermined result and then using any evidence you find to support the result you started with.

That's not to say games aren't guilty of at least some of what she's talking about, but focusing entirely on a perceived problem instead of the bigger picture is disingenuous at best.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
28. Re: Saturday Interviews May 31, 2014, 21:14 PropheT
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 31, 2014, 18:42:
Sex appeal is not sexist.

http://imgur.com/NsuSO25
 
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News Comments > Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Next Month
2. Re: Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Next Month May 30, 2014, 16:13 PropheT
 
I loved this game, I'll definitely grab it when it comes out. Now to see if I can convince the old group to do another LAN game with it  
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
18. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 23:53 PropheT
 
Ceribaen wrote on May 29, 2014, 23:41:
To me the biggest issue with Warhammer Online was how they did their F2P/'unlimited trial' model.

I think their complete unwillingness\inability to convert to a true F2P model with Warhammer is the the worst thing they ever did with the game. I really believe that it would have thrived if they'd given it that chance to succeed, but for whatever reason they never even seemed to really consider it.

To add to that, I tried to resub to the game a few times and just hit walls trying to get into it. I don't mean get wrapped up in it, either, I mean actually getting their account system to work and let me pay them to play... about six months before it died, and just before they announced they were shutting it down, I had been trying to get subbed to play again and couldn't because of problems with the account management site that went unresolved for long periods of time. I guess they probably knew they were shutting down by then, but still...I've never seen anything like that before.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
8. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 29, 2014, 19:42 PropheT
 
atomicfro wrote on May 29, 2014, 19:20:
My friends and I loved Warhammer Online. They did a really great job with it. Guess it just wasn't most people's cup of tea.

I did too, but it was so badly mishandled and just never got the post-release attention it needed to stay alive. Still, I'd blame EA before I'd put it all on Mythic since this has happened with I don't know how many studios before them... and EA's track record with MMO's isn't exactly stellar, either.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews
50. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews May 27, 2014, 17:19 PropheT
 
Dacron wrote on May 27, 2014, 14:13:
Something fixed it self for me, runs great. Just not a very good game. Tried to be like GTA/Saints row, fell in the middle and is uninspired.

Game runs great, but yeah; it's just not that good. It's little things that are annoying to me about it, like no checkpoints during a racing trial that puts you right back at the beginning repeatedly if you fail it, or criminal intercept missions that I think you're supposed to be able to influence before they happen but have to stay so far from to actually get them started that it's just a nonsensical foot race after they've already committed the crime. You stop the crime, but since it wasn't already in progress it just counts as failed.

The hacking is clunky, the cars handle like jet skis or tanks depending on their size, the story is disjointed and they seem to just start you in the middle of it so I'm hoping it makes more sense later...it's not one particular thing that's annoying about the game, it's the mountain of small things.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance May 25, 2014, 12:55 PropheT
 
Seemed apparent that there was something up when there so many reports of people who "got the game early" having performance problems, graphics issues, and so on, but people who actually really had the physical game seemed to be talking about a different experience.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches
9. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches May 23, 2014, 22:37 PropheT
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 23, 2014, 19:32:
Sounds like a bunch of things got nerfed, so if you weren't in early getting past it all you are too late.

The only thing I can figure that you could be talking about is the difficulty increase in VR level questing with the last patch that was confirmed as being a bug and unintended. There isn't anything that became impassible because of any nerfs.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
45. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 18:41 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2014, 13:23:
Just ask yourselves if something is an improvement. You don't need to be defensive. Just ask yourself if things can be improved. If yes, why do you get so angry when people suggest these improvements?

I'd argue that it's not necessarily an improvement. Having token characters in order to meet a demographic is fairly ridiculous in TV shows, movies, books, or wherever. There doesn't -have- to be a gay, black, asian, or whatever character to improve a story if their character isn't fleshed out and written in a believable and honest way rather than just including them to have more diversity. Diversity for the sake of diversity is dishonest and isn't an improvement on the material it's forced into.

That doesn't mean I'm against more diversity in characters, but do it because it's right for the character, story, and material rather than because it appeals to a broader demographic.

For what it's worth I just disagree with you, not that I don't care what you're saying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2014, 13:03 PropheT
 
nin wrote on May 22, 2014, 10:55:
That's odd, as I got no email at all, and kept expecting to get one yesterday.

I didn't get one either. I had just changed my password within the last couple of weeks anyway, though, which should have been after the breach.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 12:59 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2014, 10:25:
You guys sure love status quo.

I'd argue that the status quo is better than characters created arbitrarily just to diversify their game portfolio. The best written black character I can think of in a japanese game is Zzaz from FF13, and he's practically a walking stereotype.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Legendary Anniversary Buff Becomes Permanent
18. Re: Diablo III Legendary Anniversary Buff Becomes Permanent May 22, 2014, 12:54 PropheT
 
Yakubs wrote on May 22, 2014, 12:08:
Legendary drop rates were already ridiculously high before this buff. Just playing a few hours here and there before I got bored with the game again netted me almost an entire stash page full of legs.

That doesn't really do you any good, though. That stash page full of legendaries will get you the materials to re-enchant the stuff you're actually wearing, but you could drop a few more pages full of them before replacing any of your gear once you're actually wearing all set/legendaries. I haven't replaced a piece of gear on my crusader in weeks, but still don't have best in slot items or a single class set piece.
 
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