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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 10, 2014, 09:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Alamar wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 01:29:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 9, 2014, 23:39:
I'm thinking about picking up CoD, but I think I'm going to wait for a sale. Don't really want to pay full price for it. Maybe 20-30% off would be ok. Same with Mordor really.

But everything is nearly always 20% off on GMG...
I seem to always miss the codes for GMG when they get posted. I can wait for the Holiday sale. I'm still finishing up Wolfenstein right now, and have Transistor and a couple other things on deck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 9, 2014, 23:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm thinking about picking up CoD, but I think I'm going to wait for a sale. Don't really want to pay full price for it. Maybe 20-30% off would be ok. Same with Mordor really.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
63. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 9, 2014, 01:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Osc8r wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 17:49:
Even the trailer looked unbalanced. Oh look, i stealthed into a group of players and clicked one button and killed 5 players.

Sounds like a MMO trying to be a FPS.

Yay?

Like FPS's need to be more accessible or dumbed down. But hey, thats blizzards specialty!

No idea how easy or likely that is to happen. I'm sure the spy would look seriously OP if you didn't have the context to understand how to counter them in TF2. We don't have nearly enough info to determine much of anything about the balance in this game. Seems silly to rip on it before at least seeing some actual matches played.

Besides, there are more than enough non-stylized or pseudo-realistic shooters out there already. A lot more of those than there are of this sort of game anyway.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
59. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 8, 2014, 15:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 8, 2014, 09:11:
It's TF2.5 with Pixar style cinematics. It's not even close to as innovative as TF2 was for its time.

Have we even seen nearly enough to know whether it is innovative or not? Really, how innovative was TF2? It was just a well-polished and pretty well-balanced team shooter with a fun art style. This one looks to be much the same in the visuals and gameplay concept, but beyond it being a team shooter with more classes than TF2, we don't know much. Definitely a wait and see thing, but it looks promising.

 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
54. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 8, 2014, 00:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'll give this a try. Looks pretty TF2-ish, but I liked TF2, so that's not really a bad thing. Not sure what some people have against stylized characters. They seem like they'll be pretty interesting and fun to play.

I like the verticality of the game, which is something we didn't get enough of in TF2. The grappling hooks and other abilities should add a lot of variety to the gameplay. I haven't been much into MP shooters for a while, so I'll probably get my ass handed to me, but hopefully it'll be fun anyway

Just hope they don't make a mess of this one the way they did with D3!


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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 4, 2014, 16:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The game looks terrible, and seems to rely on shock value and an appeal to more immature gamers. That said, I don't see how it's really any different than any of the numerous torture porn movies we've seen in recent years. I don't see very much in the way of calls to censor those. Maybe I don't visit the right media outlets for that?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 31, 2014, 11:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 11:40:
Wow and the FCC shafting consumers continues unabated.

Yeah, that headline needs a very large asterisk after it. Justifying the reversal of their position on deregulation should be a rather simple matter of explaining that they underestimated the levels of ISP douchebaggery that would result from it.
 
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News Comments > Dreadnaught Trailer
9. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Oct 17, 2014, 01:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Looks like a really slow DOTA-ish type of gameplay. Basically each ship has certain skills and you mostly just need to learn to use them the way you would in DOTA, except in 3D. Seems like it would be much the same, with attempts to gank the enemy and such.  
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
6. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 16, 2014, 21:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
siapnar wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 20:47:
Techie714 wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 19:38:
WOW! That's pretty brutal. I've played some violent games in my time but this one I'm not really comfortable with...
Yeah, seems pretty unnecessary.
You could easily come up with a better reason to have similar gameplay.

I like the birds eye view.
Reminds me of Dead Nation on PSN, which was awesome.

Agreed. Wow. I'll pass on this one. They could do something cool with the foundation of that game though.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers
19. Re: Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers Oct 16, 2014, 17:38 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 17:23:
BobBob wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 16:51:
Whatever the criticism the game's development gets, it's providing people employment.

That doesn't mean diddly of 1000s of trusting consumers get burned. 38 Studios provided employment and the taxpayers of RI still aren't happy about it.
They might learn not to be so trusting. Everybody wins!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 15, 2014, 15:41 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 13:23:
iCar will be announced. It will be all electric, have a 30 mile range, and cost $100,000. It will only come in white.

But next year's model will also be available in gold, and people will beat each other to death to get one!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2014, 21:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Task wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:47:
I have a Windows Phone, one of the small lumia models with the flashy backplate in blue. People always ask what kind of phone it is, since none of them rarely have seen or used one - at least where i live anyways.

A few guys I work with have them.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
17. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 16:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 15:29:
So, broken AI on the one hand, great dynamic AI on the other? One of these two is lying.

Or the AI is very dynamic and people are having varying experiences with it. I find some of the Ars writers to be pretty poor "gamers" and often their complaints seem like scapegoating bad player habits. It's quite possible Sam at Ars was making mistakes he didn't realize or to be fair, perhaps the guy at PC Gamer is fluffing it up because he didn't understand the interactions that well.

The PC Gamer comments about the AI seem like they're ripped directly from developer interviews. I don't trust PC Gamer at all anyway. Will definitely wait a while on this one and see if people like it a couple weeks from now.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Trailer
7. Re: Far Cry 4 Trailer Oct 3, 2014, 09:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
walrus1 wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:46:
Loopy wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:07:
Looks like a few of those weapon models, like the AK, P416, and flamethrower, even came from FC3 (not a bad thing).

They also gave us a mortar! I didn't play FC2 for very long before Left 4 Dead fever set in, so hopefully the FC4 mortar is as fun as the FC2 one was reported to be.

I was going to say the same thing about most of FC4. As for FC2 You really should go back and play its quite the overlooked jem.

FC2 was pretty annoying. If you think FC3 was repetitive, it's probably only because you haven't played FC2. There was a solid game at its core, but they really screwed up on a few aspects, which made it ultimately more frustrating than fun as you got farther into it.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
19. Re: Re: Gold - Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Oct 2, 2014, 11:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 08:52:
I don't mind paying 60 bucks for more Borderlands - I love the series with all of my shriveled-up, emotionally dead, and barely functioning heart. I'm going to wait until the game ships though to make sure it isn't a buggy crash fest before I buy.

I'm just now playing through the Dragon Keep DLC. I think I can wait for a sale on this. Too much other stuff to play right now anyway.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
10. Re: New AMD Catalyst Drivers Sep 30, 2014, 20:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 30, 2014, 14:04:
it's not just his card. I have a Sapphire Vapor-X 290. I was also having the BSOD's and I troubleshooted it down to playing hardware acceleration in web browsers caused them.

So in firefox disable hardware acceleration for videos and such. Also disabled it on flash.

So watching youtube and such looks shittier but at least now I get zero bsods. so at least now I never crash.

I'm assuming these drivers don't fix the underlying problem?

Hmm... I may need to try that. I got an Asus R9 280X, and I've been getting BSODs with that, often during flash playback. Of course I also get serious artifacting problems in games now and then too. Not sure if that's heat-related or not yet.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players
27. Re: Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players Sep 27, 2014, 12:31 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Icewind wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 10:55:
shinchan0s wrote on Sep 27, 2014, 10:08:
I like PoE. The materia system took some getting used to, but it does add a ton of depth and customization. My beef? The drops. D3 drops a legendary every 5 minutes, but PoE is 2x stingier than D2. At least low-mid level uniques/gems are obtainable through trading - they're very cheap in standard league - so the game is a lot of fun to someone who just wants to blast through the 3 act campaign on Normal and Cruel by themselves.

PoE's writing/story (or lack thereof) is also 10000000000000000000000000000x better than D3's.

2x? Try 50x

Plus the legendaries you get are usually far below your level.
My level 71 Maruader has to rely mainly on generous friends who give him good loot and crafting to get anywhere. Thankfully, that crafting system is very easy to exploit, since I have a chest armor piece with 6 slots (4 linked and 2 linked) that has 1200+ armor thanks to OCD-leveling tweaking.

Were it not for that crafting system being so beautifully broken, I don't know if I'd still be playing since the drop rate is so abysmally bad.

How is it broken? Crafting seems like one of the game's stronger points.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players
23. Re: Path of Exile Boasts 7M Players Sep 26, 2014, 23:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
NKD wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 22:19:
Redmask wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 22:04:
Path of Mehxile. Great build depth but boring combat. It was free so no complaints but not going back any time soon.

That's how I felt about it. Haven't had any urges to play it in a long time. It's just boring and, honestly, it lacks any kind of character. It feels incredibly generic.

I find the combat pretty interesting now. Good variety of monsters, and lots of variations of rare mobs and totems and such that convey all sorts of different powers to packs. Low level may not be terribly interesting, but once you're dealing with maps that have a variety of effects on them, with monster effects on top of that, the combat can be pretty challenging.

I'd like for there to be better combat animations and such, but that stuff takes a lot of work. I'd rather they keep focusing on adding more interesting content and new mechanics to the game since I really doubt they have the resources to do both.

The game has improved massively since beta. I picked it up again during the last 4-month league, and I'm playing the current league now as well. It's really the best ARPG out there right now IMO.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 24, 2014, 23:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 22:33:
Bleh, it's basically Tetris with Mechs. Thought this was going to be something really cool for a second there.
Uhh, no, it's basically a Puzzle Quest clone with mechs. The gem matching stuff looks too easy, which makes the whole thing seem rather lame. Does seem to have more RPG-ish aspects to it than the PQ games.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
9. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 11:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 10:39:
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:59:
Quboid wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:33:
Maybe it's just me but this looks like another case of Microsoft telling customers what they want to buy. This is why the Xbone is getting hammered by the PS4, dumbasses.

Yeah I agree. I don't know what they were thinking by not offering a little wireless dongle.

They are thinking "hey, this already works on pc, let's put forth zero effort and make it the "pc version" of the controller!".
Sorry, I'm quite happy with my wireless 360 controller. Trying to sell me an inferior product for MORE than the wireless controller + dongle is incredibly foolish. Notice they're not making a wired controller, they're just packaging a standard Xbone controller with the USB charging cord and calling it a wired controller.

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking. You can buy the controller now and just plug it into your pc with a micro-usb/usb cable and it works since they released the drivers a while back.
 
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