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News Comments > Fallout 4: Automatron Released; Survival Revamp Beta Next Week
4. Re: Fallout 4: Automatron Released; Survival Revamp Beta Next Week Mar 23, 2016, 21:02 John
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 23, 2016, 09:44:
I'll likely skip these fluffy nuggets and get Far Harbor.

Might as well get them all. The season pass costs only $5 more than Far Harbor will cost alone.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4: Automatron Released; Survival Revamp Beta Next Week
2. Re: Fallout 4: Automatron Released; Survival Revamp Beta Next Week Mar 22, 2016, 23:19 John
 
Indeed. It's pretty cool that you can build your own robot.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 8, 2016, 19:15 John
 
Everyone is doing the VR thing now. Having one that is compatible with consoles and the PC for a reasonable price is what I'll be looking for.  
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News Comments > Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab
14. Re: Valve Teases Free VR Experiments in The Lab Mar 7, 2016, 21:13 John
 
Saboth wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 19:21:
At the ~$300 price point, I was set to buy. Heck, even at $400, maybe. At $800, nah. I think if they'd released at the $250-$350 price point that they'd talked about for years, all of these would have been a smash hit. Hopefully there's enough sucke...I mean early adopters so the projects can get their feet under them and sway more developers so the price comes down to something the other 90% of gamers will pay.
I agree.. It is too expensive at the current price. I wonder how this compares to Samsung's Oculus VR.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders
16. Re: Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders Jan 12, 2016, 23:38 John
 
Exactly. No one is going go join Prime just for these game discounts.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 29, 2015, 14:19 John
 
Huh, I didn't know DF was doing a crowdfund for a Psychonauts sequel. I wonder why Tim decided to go with that crowdfunding service instead of Kickstarted as he used for Broken Age? I've never even heard of Fig. I'm surprised he has over $3mil already even though I found the original Psychonauts game entertaining.  
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News Comments > The Witness Video
2. Re: The Witness Video Dec 23, 2015, 21:24 John
 

I like the art style but it looks like there isn't much variation in the types of puzzles.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2015, 21:21 John
 
Yeah, I think they will have some games that come and go on sale. Looks like just the 'flash' sales are gone.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
2. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 21, 2015, 20:27 John
 

Pascal GPU? Inquisitive
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Next Month
26. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Next Month Dec 17, 2015, 21:44 John
 
This looks like a mix between Ground Control and Homeworld which were two of my favorite RTS games so I'm definitely looking forward to this! I already have the Homeworld Remastered Collection so I get 20% off of the pre-order for this.

I hope they have more similar games in the works or at least in the planning stages.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 28, 2015, 20:40 John
 
Yeah, sometimes sellers will increase the base price before applying the discount so it sounds like a big sale. It sucks but many people fall for it because it can sound like a good sale when really it's not.

Edit: Seems others have noticed this too in this Blue's News article

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News Comments > The Witness Trailer
6. Re: The Witness Trailer Nov 21, 2015, 01:15 John
 
This game is not on Steam?  
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News Comments > Hard West Released
3. Re: Hard West Released Nov 18, 2015, 20:27 John
 
Huh, I think I backed this on Kickstarter. I need to check into that..  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Popular
26. Re: Refund please. Nov 11, 2015, 08:24 John
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 22:39:
I asked for a Steam refund already.

Sound issues right off the bat, could hear the female speaking, but males lips just moved with no sound. Half the controls would not work, check forums, countless complaints about the interface, gave up. No in-game option for changing FoV or turning off mouse acceleration? I don't care if you can turn it off by editing files *you actually have to edit 3 files each*, this is clearly a console port with not even one ounce of PC-centric effort.

Epic failure. Incredibly disappointing, have been playing Bethesda games since Arena: The Elder Scrolls.
This is one good reason why I like to wait for a few patches to be released before I start playing a new game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances
8. Re: Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances Nov 6, 2015, 00:31 John
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 17:56:
I'll be eligible for a Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book. Can't wait. Beats the 6lbs POS HP from 2013 they gave me when I joined. Lugging it home sucks. Lugging a Surface home will be ridiculously easy. Or even unnecessary, as they'll finally let me virtual machine in with my desktop. Then I just need the Surface for travel.

Lucky you! My company wouldn't spend that much on a laptop for me. I recently got a Surface Pro 3 for myself and really like it. I did get the new keyboard cover and pen however.

Of course it doesn't replace my gaming rig but that's not what I bought it for.
 
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
18. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 1, 2015, 18:50 John
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2015, 18:13:
Holy shit. I'd have never guessed I was in the top 1% (probably in the top 0.1%?)
Yeah, me too as I have 350 or so games on Steam..
 
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News Comments > The Technomancer Trailer
2. Re: The Technomancer Trailer Oct 30, 2015, 23:40 John
 
Agreed. Looks interesting!  
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News Comments > Life is Strange Episode 5 Next Month
9. Re: Life is Strange Episode 5 Next Month Sep 22, 2015, 01:16 John
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 23:31:
The thing is that the ratings are just "like" or "hate". It just means that almost everyone thinks that the game is at least OK. It means it appeals to the lowest common denominator. It doesn't mean it's a better game.

The episodes average 85% (user score) on Metacritic so I'd say the positive reviews or "Likes" on Steam are pretty accurate.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia Free on Steam
19. Re: Amnesia Free on Steam Sep 15, 2015, 22:33 John
 

How does A Machine for Pigs compare to The Dark Descent? I haven't played the sequel yet and wonder if it is just as good.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Exclusive: Amazon planning drive-up grocery stores Jul 26, 2015, 21:26 John
 
Interesting.. Walmart tried this and it didn't work too well. Of course they tried it in their HQ city of Bentonville which explains why it didn't get much business.  
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