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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Jun 27, 2012, 00:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 00:04:
Dades wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 23:00:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 22:38:
Dragon Age 2 is on Amazon, anyone know if you need Origin for it? Would rather throw it in Steam. F Origin.

It doesn't require Origin but not playing the first game is practically a requirement if you want to finish the experience without a lot of regret.

I have the first one on Steam - thinking I will grab this at such a low price....guess it comes with the DLC via the bioware website? Black Emporium or some shit?

$4.99 USD. For 5 bux, big whoop.
http://gamerdeals.net/
Save the $5 for the summer sale and buy something good!
 
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News Comments > Endless Space Begins Next Month
10. Re: Endless Space Begins Next Month Jun 26, 2012, 18:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
everyone wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 15:30:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 15:14:
I've wondered about the Evochron games. Have never really heard anyone say much about them. Tempted to maybe pick one up, but have never quite pulled the trigger on it. Afraid it will suck I guess.
They come with a free trial, so that shouldn't stop you.

Definitely a lot more sim-like than Tie Fighter or FS2. The training section is a firehose. Will give it a try later once I have 90 minutes of undisturbed time to focus on it.
 
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News Comments > Endless Space Begins Next Month
8. Re: Endless Space Begins Next Month Jun 26, 2012, 15:14 Wowbagger_TIP
 
gilly775 wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 14:45:
Wildone wrote on Jun 26, 2012, 12:26:
If people play this shit, why wont they just make a good next space sim shooter?!!

Probably because this is a 4x game vs. a space shooter. Two different genres here....

But, the Evochron series by Star Wraith games is pretty fun

I've wondered about the Evochron games. Have never really heard anyone say much about them. Tempted to maybe pick one up, but have never quite pulled the trigger on it. Afraid it will suck I guess.
 
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News Comments > 2nd Skyrim DLC Not In Production Yet
6. Re: 2nd Skyrim DLC Not In Production Yet Jun 26, 2012, 15:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Hopefully they're also working on another patch for Skyrim to fix the dialog problems they caused with the last one.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 26, 2012, 00:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 23:33:
Cutter wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 22:49:
Send it into Blue alredy but in case anyone can't wait till tomorrow!

PlanetSide 2 -- E3 Theater Presentation

Damn those are some pretty impressive stat pages. And I say that not sarcastically.

No kidding. I just keep getting more excited about this game
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Details
6. Re: MechWarrior Online Details Jun 25, 2012, 23:59 Wowbagger_TIP
 
They seriously need to lower the prices on their packs, but of course they can't do that now that people have already bought in. They're just way overpriced though. I'm gonna wait and see what the game is like at release. Not buying in early on this one.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 25, 2012, 23:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 21:32:

Fuck I hate sharepoint...someone in our company got sold on it, and it's been pushed ever since.


I hear ya. I'm living in Sharepoint hell right now. All because someone thought that it was just a good solution for any problem. I'm giving serious thought to quitting my job at this point.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Penny Arcade Episode 3
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Penny Arcade Episode 3 Jun 25, 2012, 23:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bradley wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 23:00:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 21:07:
Despite being a fan of PA and the style/idea of this game I don't know if I really want to play a classic JRPG.

I really wanted to play a classic jrpg, but this isn't really "classic" enough for me. Auto heal after battles, enemies get stronger after ever combat round (wtf? makes no sense), no real inventory (you own 1 copy of each item that can be used X times each battle, and you never run out). While graphically it looks like a classic Final Fantasy game, it does not play like one.

That actually sounds pretty cool, and I'm a PA fan anyway. Owell, there goes five bucks. I said I wasn't going to buy anything else until summer sale, but I guess I'll make an exception.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Delayed
39. Re: Far Cry 3 Delayed Jun 25, 2012, 23:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 19:15:
Check this out. Rather than noisy cooler fans they actually spin the entire heatsink at 2000RPM, which they reckon is about 30 times more efficient than current cooling systems. The added bonus is that you don't get any dust build-up. Allthumbsup

That was pretty cool. Wish they had spent some time explaining how the heat transfer actually works. That was the first thing that occurred to me when I saw it, but they just kinda glossed over that part, right after saying it was the most difficult thing to figure out.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Delayed
38. Re: Far Cry 3 Delayed Jun 25, 2012, 23:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Axis wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 20:24:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 17:34:
Axis wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 16:34:
I don't use Win Vista/7 unless it's required. DirectX had nothing to do with it's horrid controls.

If a company can't implement solid controls that veteren PC users expect - it's in the garbage bin no matter what else the game features.

A good majority of people these days have no idea what PC controls are supposed to feel like - they are just as happy to put on an xbox controller and call it amazing. These same people would load up a game of quakelive and quit within a few minutes convinced everyone was hacking or just annoyed at how terrible they are then blame the game.
I was gaming before mice were even used for FPS games, so let's cut the bullshit "people these days have no idea" nonsense. There was nothing wrong with the control system for FC2. As for the "I don't use Win Vista/7 unless it's required" statement that just means you don't play games as they're supposed to be played - heck, you can't even run games like BF3 on XP. Anybody that still uses XP for gaming has zero credibility. Still, I'd expect nothing less from someone with a post history as questionable as yours.

FC2 had plenty of gameplay issues - most of which have already been mentioned - but the PC version was excellent. It was well optimised, had superb graphics and DX10 features exclusive to PC, it had excellent controls, it had incredibly short load times and aside from the overly elaborate menu system (which was a design decision not an issue) couldn't be faulted. Initially it didn't allow you to change the FOV but that was patched in and was changeable manually beforehand. You can complain all you want about the game but don't spread bullshit lies about control issues.

So you were one of the nubs using a keyboard in QWTF crying "CHEATERS!!" while I was mouse hunting you over and over...

Google is your friend, use it. Try "far cry 2 mouse problems" and shut the hell up about 'my lies'.

And you sound like a complete moron when you disregard XP. Newsflash genius - it's STILL the best system for gaming on. 11 processes, 140m pf usage. I'll bet your Vista/7 system has a minimum of 30 processes running on bootup, most of which you don't even know what they do, all of which you had no hand in optimizing.

Grow up butthurt boy, don't get all defensive about your lack of dissecting facts - it only makes you look more stupid.

Play with XP all you want, it's going away whether you like it or not. I like Win 7 with all the RAM I can stuff in it because I can (and almost always do) have several large memory consuming apps running in the background while I take a break to do some gaming. So I can play Skyrim without a hitch and then go right back to what I was doing before. Try that with your puny XP Mwahaha
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Delayed
27. Re: Far Cry 3 Delayed Jun 25, 2012, 17:21 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 16:42:
I've personally never had any problem with the game. Sure it had some flaws, but come on. It was a fully open world with non-linear gameplay, exploration, you could play the way you wanted and it had a ton of crazy and original features like the insane fire and foliage destruction effects.
I guess you guys would rather have call of duty 58, the wonderful 100% scripted shooting gallery. I'm sure it has no bugs.

Yeah, all that cool stuff is nice, but when the game has so many annoying features that it's just not fun to play, it's not really a good game.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Delayed
19. Re: Far Cry 3 Delayed Jun 25, 2012, 16:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Verno wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 15:21:
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 14:15:
Far Cry 2 is STILL a mess on PC. Bugs everywhere.

I didn't really put much time into FC2, what specifically were the problems? Just curious, I vaguely remember the respawning enemies being obnoxious and hated the malaria implementation but that was more my opinion than actual bugs.
Yeah, I don't really remember any bugs, just a lot of really annoying gameplay design decisions that made it feel like the game just wanted to make me quit. The fact that those things couldn't be changed or modded out was probably the most frustrating thing about it. I played it for a little while and then moved on to something fun. Too bad, because it had a lot of potential. Hope that designer never gets involved in another FC game.

Annoying things, off the top of my head:
  • malaria crap

  • respawning enemies (I just fucking killed you 2 minutes ago!!)

  • ridiculously frequent and repetitive car chases

  • omniscient enemies

  • BS "secret mission" crap to justify everyone trying to kill you

  • interface still felt kind of console-y (minor thing.. but still)


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    News Comments > Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near
    10. Re: Meet the Pyro & Team Fortress 2 Features Near Jun 25, 2012, 16:01 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    TychoCelchuuu wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 15:16:
    Verno wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 15:14:
    deqer wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 14:42:
    Although their "Meet the *" videos are nice, the game TF2 still remains to be overly balanced to the point of being handicapped with it's newbie classes like Spy, or it's random critical hits mechanism; it's just so boring now because there is no sense of skill or control or dominance when you have so many shit random factors like that in the game.

    Hahaha come on, in what universe is Spy a newbie class? It is one of the most difficult classes to play effectively and requires a lot of foresight and strategy. Opposition teams are well trained to shoot first on many servers so you have to effectively imitate other players, their routes and know where what class will be when which requires a well rounded understanding of class balance in general. You also need good timing and instinct to pick your goals to best help the team, not to mention a bit of luck.
    deqer's definition of a newbie class is probably "whichever class usually kills me in something that I think wasn't a fair fight." He probably imagines that spies just walk around cloaked or disguised, killing whoever they want instantly with bacstabs.
    No kidding. I've tried playing a spy occasionally, but I've found that I don't have the patience for it. It really is a difficult class to play well. I see lots of really lousy spies though, and they tend to get repeatedly killed in humiliating ways on most servers
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 25, 2012, 13:14 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    I still use Winamp, but find myself listening to Pandora stations more often these days.  
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 25, 2012, 13:10 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    LurkerLito wrote on Jun 25, 2012, 11:31:
    My biggest complaint about it is that it's only console, so my PS3 is the only way to play it. I'd LOVE to have this on PC running at a better resolution, with a significant increase in drawing distance with reduced pop ups and faster loading.

    I tried the 360 demo, but hated the controls. I'll wait and see if it ever comes to PC. I hate playing anything that requires aiming on the console.
     
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    News Comments > Scrolls Alpha Nears; Beta Plans Explained
    5. Re: Scrolls Alpha Nears; Beta Plans Explained Jun 25, 2012, 11:31 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    I would definitely be on board for a new Etherlords-like game. Not sure if this is that though.  
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    News Comments > Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Demo
    7. Re: Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Demo Jun 24, 2012, 23:12 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    MisterBenn wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 19:30:
    MTG Online is the money sink, not this one. Duels of the Planeswalkers was incredibly cheap for 2012, the game itself was under 15, I don't recall, and there were 3 DLCs of 1.99 each that added a total of 8 new decks. I played that over 100 hours and much longer than that modding in more cards and decks with the unofficial tools, it's the best value for money game I've played in a while.

    The 2013 iteration is 6.99! Even with just the vanilla decks I'd recommend this straight away to someone who enjoys playing Magic. I've never touched a real card in my life, I just play this on the basis of it being a turn based strategy game with very good rules and AI.
    Yeah, you're right. I was thinking MTGO. This is the one that I wasn't big on because it doesn't let you build your own decks. I guess it's ok if you don't care about that part and just want to play with the decks they give you. I remember trying the demo for last years' version, but it seemed like the second (iirc) opponent was almost impossible unless you got really lucky with your draws.
     
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    News Comments > Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Demo
    2. Re: Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Demo Jun 24, 2012, 18:51 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    Money sink.  
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    News Comments > Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise
    101. Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise Jun 24, 2012, 18:47 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 17:53:
    Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 19:15:
    I can't think of much of anything that Romney would do that would be any better than Obama. I can think of plenty of things that he'd do that would be worse, given what we heard from him during the primaries. I'm no fan of either, but given the choice, I'd rather vote for Obama. He's just the lesser evil in this case.

    THIS EXACTLY.

    Obama is an intelligent, pragmatic moderate centrist. There are some liberal things he does like Lilly Ledbetter. There are some compassionate things he does like deprioritizing illegal immigrant children deportations (children who are Americans in all but name and not here due to any fault of their own). There some centrist things he does like supporting gay marriage (after more than 50% of the population came out in support). There are some conservative things he does like implementing a Republican healthcare law (all private, no public option, no single payer). And there are some very neocon things he does: order the execution (not capture) of OBL. Increasing the defense budget. Expanding the war in Afghanistan. Expanding illegal monitoring of his own citizens even more than Bush. Supporting an attack on Libya in an illegal war. Killing American citizens without due process. Ordering the creation of viruses to destroy Iran's infrastructure, something if done to use would be an act of war.

    Romney's administration would be a disaster. His budget would drastically increase spending while slashing revenues adding trillions to the debt, which is typical during Republican administrations, despite their claim of being fiscally conservative. Romney has said he would bypass congress to start war with Iran, showing he gained no lessons from our debacle in Iraq.

    Yes, it just shows that that is how deep the ridiculous "sports team" mindset goes. People will engage in all sorts of mental gymnastics to condemn the "other guy" for things that they would applaud if they were done by someone on their team. It's just so utterly stupid, but that seems to be how the majority of the country sees things.

    I assume that's why people like RT here will make all sorts of claims, but not back them up with actual substance. They usually form the opinion first (often cribbed from pundits), and then their confirmation bias takes over to rationalize it. This is why he had no evidence to point to. Even he isn't sure why he believes what he does, as he just has anecdotes and hearsay to support it.
     
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    News Comments > Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise
    96. Re: Curt Schilling on 38 Studios' Demise Jun 24, 2012, 12:45 Wowbagger_TIP
     
    RollinThundr wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 12:12:
    Dades wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 10:47:
    Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 02:09:
    I'm simply asking what you're basing your beliefs on this subject on. I don't think that's too much to ask, do you?

    He retreats from details at every opportunity and speaks in vague, second hand talking points. I'm starting to doubt he even has beliefs of his choosing. This is the danger of politics really, people so intensely fervent yet they can't even explain how they arrived at that basis. It's yours, own it!

    Prez wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 08:19:
    The reason I don't get bent out of shape about it is two-fold. First, given that these people are essentially the product of a failed "nanny state" initiative, it is not their fault - it's the fault of the government and society at large that created the dependency in the first place. Secondly, census data shows that at any given time, there are about 1 to 2 million welfare recipients in America. While that's probably too many, given that it's less than 1 percent of the country's population and a great many of that number are certainly not abusing the system, the number almost ends up being too small to worry about.

    Precisely. If only people got that worked up over banking deregulation or our burgeoning military spending. I lean pretty far toward the right but we have many people with their political priorities all out of whack. Political tit for tat is the name of the game. People no longer seem to actually understand the things they rail against. It's not about oh I hate the idea of healthcare because insert reason here, its about hating healthcare because the other party likes it. People aren't even in the drivers seat anymore, they form their beliefs based on the oppositions actions, its disgusting.

    How is pointing you to google's many cases vague? Listen, you folks can enjoy your nanny state initiatives, and let me know when Barry sends you a mortgage check. I'm over it at this point.
    I already told you why. Because those cases don't tell us the extent of the issue or how it affects the budget and economy. I can point to cases of all sorts of crime, but without knowing the statistics behind it, we don't know how bad the problem is. You seem to be going off your gut rather than facts. I certainly don't like the idea of people getting a free ride on my tax dollars either, but I'm looking for the facts about the extent of the problem, not a bunch of ranting, assumptions, and Google anecdotes which seems to be all you're willing to provide.

    Unless you'd like to provide us with some evidence that supports your belief that this is such a huge issue, I don't see any reason to continue this. At this point, I don't think you're being even remotely rational.
     
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