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News Comments > Blizzard's Pardo: Single-Player Games an "Endangered Species"
35. Re: Blizzard's Pardo: Single-Player Games an Oct 4, 2012, 01:54 PropheT
 
mlw wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 23:17:
One word to debate this idiot: Skyrim

Well, 4 words kind of put that to rest when the future of that series is "The Elder Scrolls Online".

Anyway...Isn't that "one word" kind of his point?

If you could come up with a few more words I think you might be on to something, but the two other single player games from the last year that came to mind also have some kind of online component (Dark Souls, Dragon's Dogma).

There seems to be quite a few people here calling him an idiot when what he's saying is really, really hard to argue with if you look at the list of AAA games from the last few years. There's less than a handful of them each year. What AAA single player games have hit this year? Dragon's Dogma is the only one I can even think of, since its online component isn't actual multiplayer.

Skyrim and Batman: AC were last year, what else was there?


 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Torchlight II on games.on.net Oct 3, 2012, 11:31 PropheT
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 11:10:
I get the impression the reviewer barely played the game. He played a little bit, read other reviews, and paraphrased.

One other reviewer on a major games site was tweeting that he agreed with the other reviews he read before he'd posted his own review.

I disagree with this guy's assertion that the Phantom Menace is regarded as bad just because of the internet, but his overall point is sound. Professional game reviews aren't any different or better than the average forum post on any given site.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 2, 2012, 15:46 PropheT
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 2, 2012, 10:23:
Chrome may lose another user soon, I'm considering going back to Firefox after their recent appearance modifications. They increased the blank space between entries in the bookmarks.

I haven't noticed any change with bookmarks at all. You sure there's not something else going on?

Been using Chrome for at least a couple of years now, Firefox feels clunky in comparison.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Mentioned
52. Re: Borderlands 3 Mentioned Oct 1, 2012, 17:45 PropheT
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 1, 2012, 16:13:
Well, Creston, I don't know what to say except sorry for your apparently excessive bad luck in finding items you don't want to use. I've seen plenty of those stats on guns, but they are nowhere near the most dominant in my experience. Although the burst fire is pretty high up there, since all Dahl-brand guns do that. I tend to avoid Hyperion weapons because of their accuracy over time crap, but it's just a preference. I've seen a few that do okay, like pistols where the recoil doesn't degrade fast enough to stop me from firing several clips after the first one with dead-center spread, or shotguns where accuracy doesn't matter too much to begin with.

Hyperion weapons don't degrade accuracy over time, though, they improve; The first shot has greatly reduced accuracy, it's the later ones that have the dead-center spread to them.

The longer you hold the trigger, the more accurate they get. It usually only takes a few bullets to draw a bead on 100% accuracy, so with something like an SMG or AR with a decent sized magazine Hyperion weapons can be pretty good. Unless it's a TMP on auto-fire, the Hyperion pistols are garbage because you're never firing continuously...and even with the TMP's their clip size is never big enough to get a great benefit.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: PC is no longer personal computer. Sep 28, 2012, 02:26 PropheT
 
PC is still personal computer, because tablets and phones having more market share doesn't mean tablets and phones have replaced PC's.

There might be more options, but for the vast majority of tasks you needed a PC for 5-10 years ago you still need a PC to do them now. Tablets and phones don't even replace basic productivity apps like a word processor effectively, or simple functions like file sharing, so regardless of how many are out there they aren't phasing out the old systems rather than just supplementing them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: NBA LIVE 13 Cancelled. Sep 28, 2012, 02:16 PropheT
 
I loved the first two RE games, but they didn't age well in the graphics or the gameplay department. They didn't even play that well back then, but they were different.

It's not that the horror died out, that really didn't change all that much even into RE5...but by then, everybody'd seen it all, a lot of fans of the early ones didn't remember that the originals were as cheeseball as RE5 is, and people seem to ignore that the entire iosmetric tank-like gameplay design of games like RE1-3, Eternal Darkness, and a few others died off completely when better systems were developed. The games changed because gaming changed.

Maybe a re-release will remind people of that, which I don't think is what the article meant by "is just what the RE series needs", but it still works.
 
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing?
36. Re: Mists of Pandaria Sales Disappointing? Sep 28, 2012, 02:03 PropheT
 
n3farious wrote on Sep 27, 2012, 21:03:
Fuggin trolls. I'm sick of the kung fu panda references. The 'Pandas' have been part of the lore long before either movie came out.

Second, since the family and I all play, I purchased 5 copies of the digital version, and none of the physical. So, I contributed heavily to the 'poor retail performance'. The queue of 1200 players during prime times tells me that I'm not alone.

Finally, the expansion is very well executed. The artwork, engine upgrades and story lines are all phenomenal. Is the game dumbed-down for the masses from the old Molten Core 40 man raids? Sure. Are there a lot of usability enhancements which have been made to keep Blizzard's offering current with competition? Absolutely. Is the game worth playing? My monthly subscription says yes.

I bought it, because hey; I put in a TON of time in past years, and expansions were always a fun time to be around. My wife picked it back up again, so I figured I'd level a monk and call it a day when I got to level awesome and wasn't having fun anymore.

The things I've realized since getting back into it:
1) My server is dead. There really aren't that many people around. Even when there should have been tons of people around, when there was a queue when Cataclysm launched, when there was no mobs to kill... my server hit medium. Nobody excitedly dancing and emoting on new characters, not even a ton of people leveling new monks. It was really, really underwhelming.

2) Pandas are fucking stupid. The "they were always lore!" thing is BS, they were a joke. They've been around for quite a while, but never in any kind of major role, and that's because they're stupid and everyone seemed to know it and agree on that until Pandaria was announced and some fans decided they must be awesome then. The more I play the more Pandarians I encounter and the more I wonder why they chose them; the interviews Blue linked to here over the past week talked about how they were more serious than people realize, but no. No, they aren't.

Oh, and as for the Kung Fu panda references... at level 20 you get your spirit travel as a monk and go to Pandaria, and one of the first guys you have to talk to? Yup, Kung Fu Panda reference.

Hell, the female pandas look like Fiona from Shrek 2. It's hard to unsee once you notice it.

3) Leveling through the Cataclysm-redone areas I've hit on what I see as being the problem for the last two years. Pop culture overload. Everything is meant to be funny, or a pun, or whatever... where did the serious stuff go? Maybe Horde is different, but I'm so tired of lame pun quests already. The story was Warcraft was f'ing cool, and it's kind of been subverted by this tongue in cheek crap from the A-Team to Harrison Jones. I miss the old stuff, and Pandaland isn't like the old stuff.

I never cared about 40-man raids, don't have rose colored glasses that say this game sucked since Vanilla (which makes me laugh...Vanilla was rough), or any of that. It's not the quality of Pandaria that's the problem, but for me as a solo player it's the absolute shift in tone. This is not the Warcraft that people fell in love with.

It's still the best dungeon grouping or raiding game on the market, hands down. I wouldn't be surprised if digital sales make up for a lot more than they realize, and the expansion does ok. But, after playing a bit, the thematic change and the feel and the perception of the game is different; I'd be beyond surprised if the game stops bleeding players because of this and not surprised at all if it gets worse.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 26, 2012, 21:57 PropheT
 
It's really not confusing at all, especially if you're using an Amazon app on an internet-ready TV or a Roku box or something.

Besides, when you have multiple people in the house Netflix's suggested watching is kind of...yeah. I really don't want to watch these things my teenage daughter loves, but thanks for the offer.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 25, 2012, 20:05 PropheT
 
They've been doing the day 1 digital thing with Vita already, and it's awesome there. I don't know that I'd use it as much on a console, but the option is sure nice.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2012, 11:08 PropheT
 
mch wrote on Sep 25, 2012, 09:54:
Thought this was pretty funny, coming from Gov Walker:

@GovWalker After catching a few hours of sleep, the #Packers game is still just as painful. #Returntherealrefs



After the games last weekend and then that game last night... eesh. I'm bummed as hell because of the hockey lockout, but football right now is more depressing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
45. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 23, 2012, 21:06 PropheT
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 23, 2012, 19:39:
All right, TotalBiscuit confirmed my fears for BL2. One boring skill per class and pointless passive bonuses. But even after all that I still played the hell out of BL, so $43 seems fine...

If you liked BL1, I can't see you disliking 2. I'm kind of blown away by how much better it is, actually.

Story? Yep, it's fun and kind of cool in 2, I hated it in 1.

Guns? They're not a lot different, elemental effects are more important though so experimenting is more prevalent here.

Abilities? They're about the same, but better implemented in 2. There aren't active abilities to juggle, but at higher levels you can spec to change up what they do if you want (with the Siren at least, I haven't played the others yet but assume it's similar). They are more useful than I remember in 1.

Driving? It's better. It still isn't perfect, but it's definitely better. I almost wish there was more of it.

BL2 is longer than BL1, too. A lot longer, if you do the sidequests. The side quests are more interesting, too, although some are still a lot of running around in circles.

I was kind of meh on BL1. It was buggy and I just didn't enjoy it a lot, but something about this one has just clicked with me. I'm really surprised by it, it's way more fun than I expected. Definitely pick it up if you liked the first one. Just my opinion of course, but this is what I wanted when I bought the first game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 20, 2012, 16:18 PropheT
 
Verno wrote on Sep 20, 2012, 13:12:
I don't think it is more difficult to use or troubleshoot given how familiar with the command line I am. Windows is no better in this regard, often hiding things between configuration files in different directories and adding the complexity of the registry hive.

There is a distinct difference, there, though. On a PC, it can in some cases be more difficult to configure something initially to get it running.

On a Mac, "things just work" in theory, and there's little configuration to be done.

The problem and differences become evident in the inevitable cases where things don't just work, which really has become increasingly more common in the last few years. On a PC, things are generally easy to fix and solutions (and experts) are easy to come by... even complex ones, with a little Google-fu. That's not the case on a Mac.

At the business help desk where I work, we have a low percentage of Mac users with actual Mac systems, but per person they generate more support calls than the PC users do with a much smaller closed call ratio and a MUCH longer call time (almost triple, which is huge). We're also inundated with calls over the last year to two years for iPhones since the decision was made to try and support their usage. Seriously, the call volume for these things and the manpower put into supporting them is just idiotic compared to the benefit they provide and that they're supposed to be so simple to configure and use.

Apple's shit has become much more common in usage over the last few years, and everyone agrees that it's a pain in the ass to maintain and support... the kicker to me is the number of users who complain about not being able to use them, and the difficulty we have actually helping with that. PC's break, but they're simple to fix. Apple's stuff, even the simple stuff like the iPhones, well...if it doesn't work, good luck.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 DLC Clue
3. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 20, 2012, 00:28 PropheT
 
Not sure about the injector, but you can use this:


Open WillowEngine.ini in C:/Users/yourprofile/My Games/Borderlands 2/WillowGame/Config/

and change:
DefaultPostProcessName=WillowEngineMaterials.Willo wScenePostProcess

to:
DefaultPostProcessName=EngineMaterials.DefaultUIPo stProcess

I think it has problems with depth of field from what I read, but I had that turned off anyway, so...

I like the look of it much better. Takes out a lot of the thick black lines in the game and makes it blend a lot better. Looks pretty spiffy.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 6 for PC Status
17. Re: Resident Evil 6 for PC Status Sep 19, 2012, 19:39 PropheT
 
Rattlehead wrote on Sep 19, 2012, 18:28:
You do realize all of Capcom's games have been superior on PC?

Fucking morons, stop mouthing off like sheep and actually be knowledgeable about the topic.

RE5 on PC never saw any of the DLC that the console versions got.

SSFIV has some maddening things with its keybindings where even if you use a 360 controller, reworking buttons for fighting in game actually changes them on menus pre-game, too, making it a bitch to navigate.

Dead Rising 2 and DR2:OTR have an issue where if your sound isn't set to the right sample rate the game won't even launch. Has never been patched. Case 0 and Case West never made it to PC as far as I know, either.

Are they outright bad ports? No, not really. DR2 definitely plays better on PC since it ran like a dog on the Xbox. Each one of them has some kind of sloppy issue with it, though, or some kind of frustration, and a near total lack of after-launch support.

If they make it to PC at all, they get dumped on the platform and forgotten, hopefully soaking up enough money by name that they recoup the cost of the port. I love all those games, but even with better graphics and sometimes even running better on PC the only one I'd consider superior would be Dead Risinng 2 (and OTR, I suppose) just because it never ran well on the 360 in the first place.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Founders Retire
29. Re: BioWare Founders Retire Sep 18, 2012, 21:22 PropheT
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 21:05:
RaZ0r! wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 19:34:
Neverwinter Nights was their peak, the rest has been their decline.

Spot on. They were done after NWN, so circa 2003/4 is when Bioware really ended.

Dragon Age is enough like their older games that I think it's hard to discount completely if you're looking for a timeline. It's almost a modern-day Baldur's Gate with their own license. The first at least, the second not so much.

 
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News Comments > BioWare Founders Retire
28. Re: BioWare Founders Retire Sep 18, 2012, 21:20 PropheT
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 20:41:
So I have retired 5 times, since I have switched jobs to a different career? nope.

Yes, particularly if it was your own business that you retired from like it was in this case or if you're giving up a certain field (retiring from gaming, which is I think is exactly how they describe it in their announcements).

They are retiring from Bioware and the gaming industry. That doesn't mean or suggest they are never to work again anywhere else, ever, and will instead while away the hours fishing on a yacht named for an old girlfriend and drinking overpriced coronas purchased from a aging marijuana smoking Jimmy Buffett fan who never seems to leave the pier at the marina.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Ships - Review Roundup
23. Re: Borderlands 2 Ships - Review Roundup Sep 18, 2012, 12:45 PropheT
 
Yakubs wrote on Sep 18, 2012, 11:04:
I asked about this on another forum and I got the opposite response, lol. They were saying Siren's ability is lame until you get deep into the skill tree and only lasts for a short time.

Whatever. I guess I have to just try it myself and restart if it sucks.

I think it's borderline overpowered, actually. It has a fairly short cooldown and it completely immobilizes anything I've run into so far to the point where you can just head shot critical them to death, usually before they can break out of it.

BL2 is more of the same, but it's a good more of the same. Hell, it doesn't crash constantly like BL1 did when it first came out on PC. It feels better, and the humor isn't jarring and actually seems to work. I'm not terribly far into it, but it feels like BL1 with the kinks worked out and some better writing.

I did like the dig at BL1's ending in the opening cinematic, too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2012, 14:30 PropheT
 
They didn't break any rules, but it baffles me that anyone is arguing that it was anything but unsportsmanlike.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Patched
43. Re: Guild Wars 2 Patched Sep 14, 2012, 12:53 PropheT
 
I was on when the patch went live last night, and noticed an immediate difference in performance when I logged back on. No idea what they did, but the game runs better now than it did before and some textures actually look better as well.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 13, 2012, 23:09 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 13, 2012, 22:43:
Study after study after study have shown that multitasking is a net negative for multiple reasons.

That's hard to argue with. So is HorrorScope, unfortunately.

I have to multitask constantly at my job. I always have someone on my phone, have to type and navigate a program at the same time, and usually have something else going on or another conversation going on through other means.

There's not much choice when my employer requires it. I also recognize that after years of doing this... I have serious problems with concentration that I did not have prior to this job. Even a three day weekend shows signs of improvement, though; I can recover from it, with a break or a vacation, at least for a period of time.

The scary part is if what this guy suggests is true, then kids would be so integrated into the multitasking life that they couldn't disconnect from it later on. Being able to relate that to how I feel on a daily basis due to work, and being able to recover after a break enough to understand the effects of it, it's a horrible thought to have a generation who can't repair that deficiency.
 
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