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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 28, 2014, 11:18 PropheT
 
I look at using Settings as a plus, at least they aren't requiring you to use the Apple Store.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Dec 27, 2014, 22:25 PropheT
 
Kind of strange, but the Steam summer sale had a better deal on Dead Rising 3 before it released than what it's on sale for right now as a deal of the day.  
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News Comments > Eye Occilations and Framerate
10. Re: Eye Occilations and Framerate Dec 26, 2014, 11:48 PropheT
 
Fion wrote on Dec 25, 2014, 23:01:
If the movie industry converted today there would be a lot of growing pains but 10 years later the first movie to come out at 24 fps again would look terrible to everyone.

If the content was shot at a higher rate and with better cameras to handle it I don't doubt it would help, but I think the biggest issue is that on a standard screen I don't see any reason to change or suffer those growing pains.
For VR headsets or 3D content the higher rate would actually make those technologies more natural and palatable, but for the regular big-screen movie experience... personally, I'd just say no thanks.

You can watch frame-interpolation sorta-60fps faux faster framerate video on almost any 3D TV already, and I'm not convinced that just improving the video quality would make that something I would prefer.
 
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News Comments > Pardo: Olympics Should Include Esports [Updated]
18. Re: Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports Dec 24, 2014, 12:46 PropheT
 
When a developer starts talking about the e-sport potential of their game it's generally a surefire sign that I don't want anything to do with it or them.
I love hockey. I love to watch it, play it, pretty much everything about it. I like playing football, baseball, basketball, even golf.
I love video games, but I can't say that even for a second in all the years of playing them I've ever felt like there was any comparison, and I understand the appeal of watching e-sports about as much as watching someone else eat my dinner.

Maybe I'm just old, but I have no interest in there ever being an Olympic sport that you can get fatter while playing it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 19:25 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:57:
But Destiny seems to have been nowhere near worth the hype and attention it got (nor the review scores.) and yet the large majority of people who bought it did it because the advertisements seemed cool.

Which is sad, because it means the current status quo of "Produce mediocre game, hype the shit out of it to make it sell" won't even change.

I bought it because I had a good time with the beta thinger they did last summer.

It's a fun game. It's not perfect, but what is.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2014, 01:37 PropheT
 
harlock wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 22:21:
keep hearing good stuff about wolfenstein so i guess ima have to play it

It's worth picking up for sure. The gameplay is solid if still pretty standard stuff, but the story is engaging and well-told.

I just impulse bought it because I was bored and it was $25 on a Steam sale at the beginning of the summer, and it wound up being one of the best games I played this year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2014, 16:02 PropheT
 
Julio wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 12:46:
Crackle is usable through various Sony products including TVs (probably because they own it I believe).

I've got it on my Panasonic TV I think, and it's on my Roku box for sure. The icon is there on my PS4, too, but I don't know if it's an ad or an install link.

I think I used it once a year or two ago...
 
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
30. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 12:45 PropheT
 
I'd probably play a little of this every day if it had a single-player mode against bots or something. I like the game quite a bit, but I'm just not fond of Multiplayer-vs. shooters at all anymore.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Exploring Gold for WoW Playtime Exchanges
4. Re: Blizzard Exploring Gold for WoW Playtime Exchanges Dec 18, 2014, 23:10 PropheT
 
"While we agree that this would be a good way for us to make more money, what we're mostly interested in is the money. We think we'll make a lot of it.

We look forward to ignoring any feedback you may have as we move to implement this feature."


With the expansion post-level cap leaving a bitter taste in my mouth and their forecast offering nothing of value about helping with that, them getting excited about new ways to kick the cash cow and make it moo just sort of irks me.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC
10. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC Dec 17, 2014, 13:00 PropheT
 
Mounts are worthwhile in the Hissing Wastes, at least as far as what most people seem to say, but I barely used mine there, either. The bog unicorn is an ugly decayed horse with a giant nail through its head, and the armored mount got dat big ole butt, so even if you did want to use one I doubt anyone would really miss the DE mounts anyway.

The weapons/armor are pretty useless, too. I replaced this armor before I ever left Haven, and it's pretty easy to have better schematics before the higher levels of it unlock as well if you do side quests and clear areas.

I can't see it being worth it for most people, but I guess it's nice that they offer it at least.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Resumes
12. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Resumes Dec 13, 2014, 02:16 PropheT
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 19:30:
I still don't see any benefit of exchanging items for gems....

Me either. I haven't really done anything with the six pages of cards I've built up playing games since it became a thing, and if I sold every card I had for gems I'd have about 3200 gems or so.

Since Borderlands the Pre-Sequel is going for 68,000 gems right now, 1000 gems would be worth about $1.15 to make that an even deal to buy the game at $59...but the cards I have would sell for about $7-8 if I just sold them all individually, meaning I'd make twice as much toward buying that game normally if I just sold the cards like I can any day of the week rather than converting them to gems for the auction.



 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 12:18 PropheT
 
panbient wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 09:31:
InBlack wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 09:22:
First it was the music industry and channeling Satan through hard rock and heavy metal, now its this shit....

Just wait until they figure out how to play video games in reverse!

This asshole plumber locks a princess in a castle with a big Koopa monster, and then proceeds to place traps like spiked turtles all through a maze of jumping puzzles to keep people from getting her out.

Misogynist!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released
11. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released Dec 11, 2014, 00:36 PropheT
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 23:16:
You save "good guy" Revan from the Emperor...than he finds out there is a cult based on him and he shuns it....than he decides they are useful and uses them to build an army because neither the Sith Empire or Galactic Republic are worthy of ruling and goes all "I am not Jedi or Sith, I am just better than all of youm MUAHAHAHAHAHA"...and than you play this expansion.

Obviously it's not quite like that but I figured you would want the short and easy version.

Oh.

Well, shit.

Thanks for the information, though
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
65. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 10, 2014, 00:24 PropheT
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 20:59:
Appreciate the link but I don't feel like risking a character on their barely tested bullshit. Letting some time pass before applying the update, hotfix or not.

It's just a shader issue, it didn't change anything about your characters or alter saves.


MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 21:26:
Allow me to sincerely thank the early adopters... I'm looking forward to getting this in a year or so, at this rate.

If you aren't willing to deal with an issue here or there or entering a command line switch now and then I really have no idea how you'd ever be happy with anything, even on a console these days. Being an early adopter doesn't really even mean anything considering most companies out there never fix the issues their games launch with in the first place. Half the games you get on the Steam sales anymore are just paid beta early-access stuff anyway.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 9, 2014, 20:09 PropheT
 
ISP's add 4k video streaming to list of benefits starting in 2035.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released
1. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan Released Dec 9, 2014, 20:08 PropheT
 
Why is Revan a bad guy? My Revan wasn't a bad guy anymore.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
56. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 19:27 PropheT
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 18:05:
HAHA sooo well deserved for anyone who once again fell for EA/BioWhore's hype and bought this piece of shit console port on release!

Neener-neener-neener


...Seriously? Are you 8?

Drayth wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 18:59:
Hotfix on the way, and a temp fix for now posted by one of the Bioware peeps. It's near the bottom of this thread...

http://forum.bioware.com/topic/521697-pc-community-concerns/page-252

Consolidated information thread

A little quicker and easier to read for the info, one of the community guys seems to be posting there as well.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
73. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 20:14 PropheT
 
peteham wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 19:18:
Does Inquisition have enough of a progression curve and enemy variety to keep things interesting throughout on hard, or is it better to just melt face?

Also, how's the exploration aspect of it? Is it anything like Skyrim where you see something cool-looking on the horizon and decide to go there and check it out, or it it more in the Ubisoft style where you just follow a bread crumb path of map markers everywhere?

The difficulty is a little off, at least on normal, because you start out fighting things slightly above your level pretty often and eventually progress to being a bit too high for most of what you do...assuming you're an explorer, or a bit of a completionist with the zones you visit. If you focus on the story first, your level should be about right and the challenge would be greater. The game opens up and allows you to just go and do what you want fairly early, which is both good and bad for the difficulty curve depending on how you play.

As for exploration, it's one of the best RPG's out there for that. It does have markers on the map, but nothing that ties you to using them as progression markers. They aren't boundaries at all, and it's pretty rare that I find myself heading directly for anything marked rather than just wandering and dealing with whichever quest I happen across first. Even when you're just starting out there's absolutely nothing that says you need to go to X and complete that quest before you can proceed to Y... you're just tossed in the pool.

It sort of supports both play styles in a way, but I've never really focused on the map while playing and just tend to walk toward whatever looks interesting as I go. It doesn't feel as guided or leashed as most modern RPG's do.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
62. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 16:44 PropheT
 
Verno wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 14:41:
I just did the stuff I found enjoyable and ignored the tedious stuff as much as I could, there was a lot of it though.

Dragon's Dogma was the shit, still no sign of Deep Down or a Dragons Dogma 2 unfortunately.

That's probably the best way to do it. I actually think a completionist might want to just finish the game first, and then go back and do a second to do everything later since there's so much to do that it slows the main narrative considerably.

Capcom registered Dragon's Dogma 2 Online in the EU recently and teased that they were going to tease something. Not sure how I feel about that, since DD is one of my favorite games ever but I don't think I'd ever want it to be an online sort of game... either way, there should be an announcement from Capcom really soon here and it sounded like a sequel was possibly it.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
51. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 14:24 PropheT
 
Verno wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 14:05:
Most of the other zones have the same sort of stuff, just in less volume. Find a note here, go drop off this thing or kill this guy. Collect some shards, find the astrariums, the Inquisition needs its main leader to pick more plants etc etc. I've done basically every zone in the game and while some are more interesting than others, they all share a lot of filler content. You can ignore some of it but if you want to get into crafting at all then you'll be doing a lot of collecting.

Unlike MMO's where you're required to do those things to progress or level, you really don't have to do them for those reasons in Inquisition at all. I find that I like those sorts of thing because they're objectives to be completed as I explore, rather than seeking out and completing fetch quests when I get to an area like it's a themepark design.

I complete pretty much all of them without ever actively seeking them out, so they don't get to me like a WoW-style NPC with an exclamation point over their head where you can't continue until you've done everything in a linear fashion.
 
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