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Nickname .Drifter
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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Open Beta
11. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Open Beta Aug 30, 2015, 08:52 .Drifter
 
I've played the beta, and while it took a little work to get it to run decently, I actually enjoyed it in the same mindless pew pew shoot 'em up way I did doom, quake, and quake 2.
Starting to wonder at this point how much of the hate is due to it being "shit" as opposed to the COD games being a former PC-centric game series that was co-opted to consoles and has become a semi recycle each year, kind of like Madden.
As a side note, the screen shots look noticeably better than anything I could get the game to look like via current settings.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Movie Plans
12. Re: Borderlands Movie Plans Aug 29, 2015, 00:46 .Drifter
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 19:26:
.Drifter wrote on Aug 28, 2015, 18:06:
I don't really see this working out too well, especially if it's live action.
All they need to do is make it Mad Max: Fury Road only with vault hunters and job done. They won't though, they'll fuck it up and use horrific amounts of CGI and horrible dialogue.

I'd rather the movie be something like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXoeT0W1waA rather than a live action with CGI.
To be honest though, I'd rather see more Codehunters than a Borderlands movie, lol.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Movie Plans
1. Re: Borderlands Movie Plans Aug 28, 2015, 18:06 .Drifter
 
I don't really see this working out too well, especially if it's live action.  
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News Comments > Turok & Turok 2 PC Remasters Coming
12. Re: Turok & Turok 2 PC Remasters Coming Aug 26, 2015, 21:51 .Drifter
 
saluk wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 19:17:
Turok! Come for the dinosaurs, stay for the best example of the aphorism "nobody likes jumping puzzles in a fps". Those later levels, falling and having to reply like half of the level to get to where you fell and then falling again.

Also, the first turok was like a showcase of the 3dfx chip if I recall. So most people never played it, because most people never had a 3dfx.

3dfx was the 3d card to own if you were a gamer back in the day, blew nvidia's original cards, Riva's I think they were called, away in terms of speed. Owned two voodoo 2's to sli myself, still have them packed away somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2015, 20:42 .Drifter
 
ARK. Bought it based on hype of some friends, and it being a top seller. Played it, thought it was actually pretty decent, they seem to patch it multiple times a day even, but . . . while I was able to get it to run decently, my biggest issues is spawning in front of stuff that kills me. Start a game, there's a T-Rex, and I'm dead. I respawn, oh hello mr. t-rex . . . dead again. Rinse/repeat.  
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News Comments > Otherland Early Access This Month
4. Re: Otherland Early Access This Month Aug 14, 2015, 23:29 .Drifter
 
So Otherland is worth a read then?
As a side note, one series I thought started well but went downhill was the Sword of Truth series. Got to the point I thought the author was only writing it to come up with new ways to torture the heroes.
Seriously, I would have said enough is enough and opened up a can of whoop ass before putting up with half the crap he put them through in those books.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced
8. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Game+ Mode Announced Aug 14, 2015, 23:26 .Drifter
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 22:46:
harlock wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 22:45:
LiTh wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 21:31:
Ludomancer wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 19:19:
This sounds incredibly lame, like they're trying to mimic Chris Roberts' whole dog and pony show.

Lets not go crazy here..

my vote is to go crazy

But what if the elevator tries to bring you down?

Go crazy, punch a higher floor.
<and watch Prince put in a take down notice for using his lyrics . . . >
 
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News Comments > Otherland Early Access This Month
2. Re: Otherland Early Access This Month Aug 14, 2015, 19:53 .Drifter
 
Never heard of Tad Williams?
I don't think he's that widely known as some fantasy authors, but his "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn" series was pretty good. Been a while since I read it, but I remember the ending being not your typical all's well that ends well ending like a lot of fantasy stories have.
Don't know about Otherland though, never read that one.
 
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News Comments > Funcom Seeking Help
12. Re: Funcom Seeking Help Aug 11, 2015, 00:34 .Drifter
 
Apparently the did release it a month or so ago, for AO. Got youtube videos of it up even.  
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News Comments > Bashiok Leaving Blizzard
3. Re: Bashiok Leaving Blizzard Aug 1, 2015, 17:13 .Drifter
 
My experience on the Blizzard forums was that they weren't deleting enough posts, or banning enough posters. Got some . . . interesting people that post there.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash
13. Re: Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash Jun 19, 2015, 13:47 .Drifter
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 13:37:
"pricing for the upcoming Heart of Thorns expansion for Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet's MMORPG sequel."

Speak in riddles!!!

Is it an expansion or a sequel?

Whatever it is and how someone wants to split the hairs, it's their choice to charge what they want and yes ours to reply to it however we like. But if we no likey, don't buy it, plenty things else to play.

The way I read it was Heart of Thorns is the expansion for Guild Wars 2, with Guild Wars 2 being the sequel to their prior game Guild Wars.
No confusion here.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video
15. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video Jun 19, 2015, 01:38 .Drifter
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 22:55:
An easy way to handle it, he could start the game with obsolete upgrades. Lore could state he went with a neutral path. Fed up with both sides and went into isolation until the unthinkable happened............!
I straight up hate when developers pull shit like that. You spend a whole game powering up only to start the next right back at square one.
You died, went to hell, and lost your powers.
You went into the forest to meditate, and forgot all your abilities.
You destroy an army single handedly, and then get mugged in an alley and lose all your gear.
A creative developer could come up with a way to let you keep what you had and build upon it, rather than playing "let's pretend this happened rather than how you played the game."
And would he seem this powerful if godmode wasn't activated?
 
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News Comments > Space Engineers Source Code; $100K Mod Support Fund
6. Re: Space Engineers Source Code; $100K Mod Support Fund May 16, 2015, 01:37 .Drifter
 
They've put in two scenarios, so far, supposedly will put in more. They're working on AI also, as well as directX 11 models, have a video up of the new gravity generator they did a while back in 11. I just take it for what it is, currently, a sandbox with no point other than to design stuff and make it work like you want it to.
Just curious, anyone actually play it or just making random comments?
 
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News Comments > Space Rogue Early Access
6. Re: Space Rogue Early Access May 16, 2015, 01:34 .Drifter
 
Slashman wrote on May 15, 2015, 16:30:
Funny, I thought Space Rogue was this.

Lol, my first thought too. Owned it on the C64, put many fun hours into beating it.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs
11. Re: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs Mar 28, 2015, 15:11 .Drifter
 
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 12:59:
Hold on, let me try to understand this...

VG247's ace reporter (/sarcasm) writes the following:

The new scheme – while encouraging double-dipping, does seem to favour those who haven’t bought the DLC for Dark Souls 2.

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DirectX11): $49.99
DirectX11 Upgrade price for existing owners of Dark Souls II on Steam: $29.99
DirectX11 Upgrade price for existing owners of Dark Souls II and all DLC on Steam: $19.99

How do those prices favor those who have NOT already bought the DLC? Either he's a sloppy writer (made a typo, changed the angle but missed a reference to the old one, has more information he's not including, etc.), or he simply does not have a grasp of the subject despite its seemingly cut and dry nature.

But then, Blue, you agree with this contradictory synopsis in the process of copy-pasting the information? Asleep at the wheel again? :p

The only thing I can fathom is he's trying to comment on the fairness of the game's pricing on the whole, i.e. the Season Pass normally costs $25 but it only gets you a $10 discount for the DX11 upgrade compared to just owning the game. Except he doesn't mention anything like that in the article... I'm not a mind-reader Sherif!

Say two days ago I bought the season pass for 25.00 bucks, finally giving in to get the extra missions and such.
My brother doesn't.
Then they announce the upgrade, and let me know due to me having just bought the season pass, I only pay 19.99 for the upgrade.
Not bad, considering my brother would have to pay 29.99 for the upgrade.
However . . . had I just waited two more days to buy the season pass, and then seen the upgrade edition was coming out and waited on it, I'd only be out 29.99 as a whole, rather than 25.00 + 19.99 = 44.99 instead.
That, I'm guessing, is what he means by favoring those who have not bought the DLC because for just 4.99 more than the cost of the season pass, you get a full game with upgraded graphics and all the DLC, and since all I wanted at that point was the DLC, I'd be willing to drop 4.99 more and just go with the upgraded version instead.
At least that's my take on it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Mar 25, 2015, 01:04 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 21:50:
Never understood the Tie Fighter. It's such a bad design.

Star Wars Yun-Harla Starfighter

Now that's a sensible, yet badass, starfighter.

Why does a starfighter need wings?
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
19. Re: Morning Patches Mar 5, 2015, 17:34 .Drifter
 
Darks wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 13:48:
Quboid wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:49:
20-25GB for a patch? If you have a strict bandwidth cap, I'm guessing your language selection will be salty.

The patch is actually only a little over 5 GB in size, once expanded its takes up around 20 to 25 GB.

English language version, I checked like two days ago for a patch and it showed up to date.
So far, I've downloaded 24GB+ in patches, first was like 12GB, then one for a couple hundred, one for about 5GB, another for about 3 or 4GB, another small one of a couple hundred, about a 2GB one, now one that's about 3.5GB or so . . .
 
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News Comments > 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed
18. Re: 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed Feb 8, 2015, 21:59 .Drifter
 
Funny thing is, most people buying this are likely getting it digitally. Had they not announced a patch, it would have been seen as the final files downloading for preloads, lol.  
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News Comments > Ken Levine's Sci-Fi PC Game Plans
10. Re: Ken Levine's Sci-Fi PC Game Plans Jan 27, 2015, 23:41 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 20:35:
New Freedom Force? Fuck yeah! Vampires? No. No fucking zombies. No fucking werewolves. No goddamned vampires. Enough with that bullshit already. If you're going sci-fi do something either Shadowrunish and/or Bladerunnerish.

Personally, I'd like to play as a cyborg/vampire/werewolf/zombie hybrid in a futuristic steam punk RPG. Where I get to be a space pirate, and have a crew as well as a fleet of space steamships, that I take into RTS battles in the ether of space. All with a Japanese art style.
 
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News Comments > Valiance Online Greenlit
3. Re: Valiance Online Greenlit Jan 22, 2015, 01:14 .Drifter
 
Homage ...
Well, powers and and attack animations look to be lifted directly from CoH/CoV, as do the environmental designs. Actual player movement and environmental objects though . . .
 
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