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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 15, 2012, 02:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sounds like yet another case of people trying to make a big fucking deal about nothing. I guess they couldn't think of anything actually interesting or useful to talk about.  
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News Comments > Obsidian Considering a Kickstart
50. Re: Obsidian Considering a Kickstart Feb 14, 2012, 17:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 14, 2012, 01:24:
As for Alpha Protocol, I'm really not seeing why people think it's so buggy. Compared to the other games you and I have mentioned, it was relatively polished. It also had the best implementation of choice & consequence I've ever seen, in addition to a genuinely engaging conversation system where you actually have to pay attention to what the NPC is saying.
I just wanted to chime in to agree whole-heartedly with this assessment of Alpha Protocol. It had some bugs, but nothing terrible. I loved it though, and played through it three times in a row. Give me more of that!
 
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway
20. Re: Tribes Ascend Beta Key Giveaway Feb 13, 2012, 13:47 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Any way to get a beta key without being on Facebook? I registered an account on their site, but it doesn't really say anything about whether that will get me a key or not. Anytime I click the "Register for Beta" link, it just makes me login again and then I'm back at the main page. Their site kinda sucks.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock Compatibility Test Results
6. Re: Legend of Grimrock Compatibility Test Results Feb 13, 2012, 13:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 13:16:
LanikTnt wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 12:36:
He was always my favorite Dinobot.

That'd be Grimlock

I am a giant nerd.
Yes. Yes you are Goofy


But then, I knew that too. Shame
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 13, 2012, 13:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
From the article:
In an email, she said that security was "a priority at all times" and that the company would do all it could to safeguard its users' information. The email went on to blame the hacker for "illegal and prohibited cyber criminal activities."

I'm thinking she doesn't really understand what "security" means. It's generally there to protect against exactly what she is blaming the hacker for. She apparently thinks security is equivalent to "the honor system". We'll keep your info safe as long as those hackers promise not to do anything "illegal and prohibited." Wow.

Besides, who actually pays for porn anyway?

 
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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
46. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 13, 2012, 11:30 Wowbagger_TIP
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 09:39:
I cant believe that no one even mentioned DS9. That series was vastly superior to TOS and TNG. At least in my opinion. It was a bit darker in theme and had more action scenes than you can shake a stick at, but it still featured some incredible episodes, the best characterization of any ST series and pretty much all the good sci-fi stuff any trek fan would want.

IMO the best Trek movie has to be ST6: The Undiscovered Country. It had diplomacy, combat, prison escapes, a suspense mystery and some very memorable acting from all concerned.

Wrath of Khan is overrated...

It was mentioned in the post right before yours, and a few others as well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
17. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 12, 2012, 02:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bucky wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 01:44:
Shok wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 13:50:
I finally just made Chrome my default browser the other day. Firefox causes my video card to crash regularly with the nvidia VPU recovery nonsense. After installing Chrome it's amazing how much faster browsing seems now.

Funny, today I made the switch back to Firefox as my default browser after having had Chrome in that spot for a few years. There's no noticeable performance difference to me, Firefox works better with a few flaky websites, and the Firefox extensions still can't be beat.

What really drove the switch was Chrome's shitty download and bookmark managers, with no good extensions to improve them because of the way Chrome is designed. Sure, a bad extension in Firefox can cause more problems, but the access it has to the browser is also what makes them better.

I discovered Tab Grouping shortly after transitioning all of my bookmarks, and it sealed the deal. I'll still keep Chrome (and Opera) installed, but for now Firefox wins.

The number one add-on that keeps me using Firefox is Tree Style Tabs. Best way to handle lots of tabs that I've found so far, and I regularly have 60 to 100 tabs open all the time. Adblock, Noscript, and Better Privacy are also must-haves.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
7. Re: Chrome Feb 11, 2012, 19:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 17:45:
Shok wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 13:50:
I finally just made Chrome my default browser the other day. Firefox causes my video card to crash regularly with the nvidia VPU recovery nonsense.
You realize that's been an on going 'nvidia driver' problem since the 280 releases right? Pretty much for the last 6mo, and there's pushing 80k complaints on the topic on nvidia's forums. This is known as the TDR bug.
Is this a problem with all nvidia cards, or just some of them? I was just considering shopping for a new card, but I definitely don't want one that's going to mess up FF for me. Would go with AMD for sure if that's the case.
 
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News Comments > New MechWarrior: Living Legends
3. Re: New MechWarrior: Living Legends Feb 11, 2012, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 13:33:
Which is why I don't play it
I picked up Crysis Wars during one of the Steam sales for like five bucks, just so I could play MWLL.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
42. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 10, 2012, 09:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 09:32:
For Skyrim I'd be able to actually add texture to the pitiful looking snow and be able to fix the awful UI. So what?
Uhh, yeah, that and about a million other improvements, some of them utterly game-changing, and definitely for the better. If you never played Oblivion with a good set of mods, you missed playing a completely different, and vastly improved game.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
13. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 10, 2012, 00:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 20:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 19:33:
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 18:28:
Consoles rule at BAFTA! Batman for the PC was a mess and in no way is it GOTY material on that platform. Ditto for BF3.
A mess how?

I assume he means the DX11 issues. Even with patch it still chugs. I'm playing in DX9 now and I'm sure I'm not missing all that much but would still prefer to be playing a 2011 title with 2009's technology instead of 2004's.
Ahh, that would explain it. I played in DX9 and didn't have any problems.
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
11. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 9, 2012, 19:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 18:28:
Consoles rule at BAFTA! Batman for the PC was a mess and in no way is it GOTY material on that platform. Ditto for BF3.
A mess how?
 
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News Comments > BAFTA Audience Award Voting
6. Re: BAFTA Audience Award Voting Feb 9, 2012, 15:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 15:10:
Popular and good are not always synonomous.

True, but in this case Human Revolution did sell quite well.
Would make more sense to have it there than the annual FIFA update.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
21. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 14:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of mods are available by the time I get my PC working again sometime next week probably. I'm about ready to start another play-through of Skyrim, once I finish with SR3. 2 weeks of dead PC really sucks.

Anyone got any recommendations for good mods to use? I'm finding it rather hard to sort them out from the crap on Nexus.

Of course I'll be using SkyUI. A few others I'm thinking about are:
Valís Crafting Meltdown
Quality World Map with Roads
Proudspire Manor Ė Dragonborn Edition
Enhanced Night Skyrim
Vurt's Skyrim Flora Overhaul

So what awesome mods am I missing? I'm thinking of playing a more melee-combat character this time, as my last was more of a stealthy archer/rogue.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
19. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 13:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:40:
Slashman wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:15:
Jerykk wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 12:28:
I really hope they release these as free mods, like J.E. Sawyer did with his New Vegas mod.

I finally started this two nights ago, on the 360.

Why would you buy the console version of any Bethesda game..?

I second this! Why the hell would you????

Because the last place I think of as relaxing is sitting upright in a desk chair in my office. Computers no longer represent "fun" to me, they represent "work."
A computer running Skyrim represents fun to me. Don't hate the machine. A console running Skyrim represents unlimited frustration to me, when I see all the cool mods I can't use or bugs and annoying features I can't get fixed. Screw the couch. I have a comfy office chair. Couch gives my wife someplace to watch her shows or read while I have some gaming time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
4. Re: Morning Screenshots Feb 8, 2012, 11:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, things look less blurry than before... it's like the details in the old version were smudged.  
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
92. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 8, 2012, 00:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dammit. I just wish I could download the hi-rez pack and try it out! Unfortunately my PSU blew up last week (electrical flash/cloud of smoke/the works) and my replacement won't get delivered until Monday Bigcry

Of course then I just have to hope it didn't fry anything else in my system...
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
49. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 18:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 15:56:
Ugh. There's no such thing as a FPS/TPS game where console controller is better. Thumb knobbies are horrible compared to mouse/kb precision. It's fine if that's what you like, but they certainly aren't better in any objective sense.

Yes, they are. The fact that you do not have variable movement speed with a keyboard is the pure limitation of its class of control. The difference here, is that the mouse has more accurate control of direction on an X,Y scale.

Since you cannot press 1/3 of WASD, it leaves something to be desired for a "perfect" control scheme.
Why would that be any kind of benefit in a FPS/TPS game? Even if it did convey a benefit, it certainly wouldn't outweigh the ridiculous loss of accuracy. That's been well-established when pitting console players against PC players.

justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 16:24:
I'm as much of a PC Gamer as the next guy, quite adept with FPS gaming with the mouse, however the controller allows me to kick back on the big screen, surround sound and recliner; with PC graphics to boot. It's been said several times even here in Blues comments that the UI was made for a console. Well, the PC works as the best console on the planet.
UI made for console just means it is annoying and takes too long to get to anything, not that it actually works better with a controller. It's just designed with the limitations of a controller in mind.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit
28. Re: Skyrim Hi-Rez Pack & Creation Kit Feb 7, 2012, 15:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
justice7 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 15:33:
It took a while to get used to the idea that i'm not using a mouse, but the game was really designed to be played with the controller. The feedback, variable walk speed and menu's/ui all work better with the wireless 360 controller on PC.

So I'm getting the best of both worlds, PC Graphics/Modding with console controls on the tv/couch setup. Epic barely scratches the surface of how fun it is.
Ugh. There's no such thing as a FPS/TPS game where console controller is better. Thumb knobbies are horrible compared to mouse/kb precision. It's fine if that's what you like, but they certainly aren't better in any objective sense.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Website; Trailer
7. Re: Max Payne 3 Website; Trailer Feb 5, 2012, 02:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 5, 2012, 02:13:
Rockstar's last few ports were significantly delayed and ended up being half-assed regardless, so I'm pretty sure the delays have nothing to do with quality.
This is pretty much all that needs to be said. Since when is quality a priority for Rockstar?
 
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