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Description Using a steering wheel on a Burnout game is like using the Space Shuttle controls to fly a kite.
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Signed On Mar 14, 2002, 15:47
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches
6. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches Dec 2, 2016, 23:48 The Half Elf
 
It depends on the age of the MMO (plus it's a good source of income) to give players a higher leveled character so they can experience the new content. Hell every MMO does it these days and I believe it started with Wow and Death Knights (could be wrong).

But I have to say Bioware has done the best it can to keep this in the KOTOR universe as best they can without EA/Disney crapping all over it like SWG and the NGE.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Knights of the Eternal Throne Launches Dec 2, 2016, 21:03 The Half Elf
 
Make another character and play the Dark Vs Light Event. You level up so damn fast it's not even funny. As for bags.. ya know you can buy more inventory space with cartel coins, or in game credits (for a pretty reasonable price).

Also with Heroics Missions (they instantly teleport ya near the mission) and the rewards are pretty nice to replace gear on older characters.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Dec 2, 2016, 08:11 The Half Elf
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 1, 2016, 21:58:
http://xkcd.com/979/

Ok that is funny, sad, and scary.
 
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News Comments > Steep Season Pass Detailed
3. Re: Steep Season Pass Detailed Nov 30, 2016, 22:50 The Half Elf
 
Did you play it with a controller or Mouse and Keyboard?  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III for Free Next Month
1. Re: Assassin's Creed III for Free Next Month Nov 30, 2016, 19:20 The Half Elf
 
Should have given away Black Flag or Rogue.  
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News Comments > New AMD Crimson Drivers
2. Re: New AMD Crimson Drivers Nov 30, 2016, 06:40 The Half Elf
 
born2expire wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 20:20:
New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:

Dishonored™2

interesting? Lets hope a SLI profile is coming soon.

From what I have read, I don't think Quad SLI will help Dishonored 2.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Released
8. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Released Nov 30, 2016, 00:10 The Half Elf
 
NKD wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 23:44:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 21:32:
Driving sucks. The cops are fucking insane, and even if you are in the same vehicle they are in they can auto catch up to you (including watching a police boat take off after a co-op partner at 120mph across the bay). They still haven't fixed the play with friends seamless'ness yet. When you open your phone you can loose all controls (mouse and keyboard) up to 10 seconds), few random crashes, WAY to fucking happy and cheerful and 'LIKE OMG LIKE WE ARE HACKERS!' bullshit. I miss the more darker tone with the first game.

The driving seems fine to me. Cars are vastly more controllable than the previous game. I can actually use M+KB instead of swapping to a controller and praying every time I get in a car. True, the cops drive like maniacs. Cops are harder to evade if you don't use the hacks or otherwise run them off the road. I have no problems with the multiplayer. Opening my phone doesn't fuck anything up. Haven't had a crash. But yes it's true the protagonist is not Autistic Batman Ripoff and the game isn't set in Shitcago. The tone of the game is appropriate to the setting.

Frankly I appreciate a game that has a cheerful progressive message now and then, rather than the hopeless despair that real life is.

Cheerful progressive message? Please don't even get me started on stealing money from people in ANY Watch Dogs game.

I also had no problems finishing WD1 with Mouse and Keyboard.

Also the game has some sorta anti-cheat, and my copy is perfectly legit, but have gotten a message a few times about how I couldn't connect to people until Anti-Cheat was turned back on. Also had the game crash and crash Uplay as well (which surprised me).
 
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News Comments > Darksiders - Warmastered Edition
1. Re: Darksiders - Warmastered Edition Nov 29, 2016, 21:36 The Half Elf
 
Cool, thank you for the free upgrade!  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Released
1. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Released Nov 29, 2016, 21:32 The Half Elf
 
Driving sucks. The cops are fucking insane, and even if you are in the same vehicle they are in they can auto catch up to you (including watching a police boat take off after a co-op partner at 120mph across the bay). They still haven't fixed the play with friends seamless'ness yet. When you open your phone you can loose all controls (mouse and keyboard) up to 10 seconds), few random crashes, WAY to fucking happy and cheerful and 'LIKE OMG LIKE WE ARE HACKERS!' bullshit. I miss the more darker tone with the first game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2016, 16:40 The Half Elf
 
sauron wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 12:22:
Guys, I'm trying to file a claim for my two NVidia GTX970 cards per the class action:

NVidia class action

But the site is not allowing me to upload proofs of purchase. Anyone had similar issues?

Thanks!

I filed and used my newegg order number. I have yet to hear anything back and this was roughly 2 months ago.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Worlds in February
4. Re: LEGO Worlds in February Nov 29, 2016, 15:37 The Half Elf
 
You can't even create your own vehicles  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Adding Cross-Platform VR Support
2. Re: Ubisoft Adding Cross-Platform VR Support Nov 29, 2016, 09:02 The Half Elf
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 23:19:
Eagle flight looks cool so I looked it up on the store. 60 bucks

HA!

If I'm not mistaken Eagles Flight uses one of the cities from the Assassin's Creed series.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
15. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 29, 2016, 09:02 The Half Elf
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 03:10:
Watchdogs came out in May 2014. Im suspicious of a sequel for an AAA title that has taken 2 years to complete. Why anyone would preorder this anyway after the total mess and hypefest that was the original game is beyond me anyway, but hey at least it proves that MARKETING WORKS right?

How was the first game a total mess and hypefest? It was pretty good.

And when you have a very solid engine (Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Steep, Ghost Recon's Wildlands) and quite a few studios, it's fairly easy to build the assets. Hell look at the time from from Assassin's Creed 3, Black Flag, Rogue, Unity and Syndicate.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
14. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 29, 2016, 08:58 The Half Elf
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 08:34:
Slick wrote on Nov 29, 2016, 03:33:
Oh and what I've played of the SP is surprisingly good too, some parts are a bit hit and miss, but all in all it's great "fun". In that it's actually fun, but it's also meant to be ingested as cheap fun, tongue-in-cheek, not taking itself seriously fun.

So it's like Saints Row and MR ROBOT had a drunken hatefuck and this was the result 9 months later?

Actually yeah, but more LOL Mr Robot (but I'm only 4 episodes into that series). I miss more of the dark theme of the first game, as this is more the Care Bears/My Little Pony version.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
5. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 28, 2016, 22:47 The Half Elf
 
Game performs well, but the driving sucks. And by sucks I mean cars are on rails/stick to the road. Would have prefered a halfway between more GTA driving. Co-Op is quite a bit of fun as well.

Also there is a 5 gig HD texture pack as well.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 16:25 The Half Elf
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 15:10:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 14:47:
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 12:43:
Anyone have any thoughts on a GTX 1060. I'm tossing up either Asus or MSI at this point. Any other brand recs - excepting Sapphire and Gigabyte as my experiences with them have been bad? I've seen some good reviews for some other brands like HIS, Zotac, PNY, but don't know anything about them.

Save up a bit more and go with a 1070. But then again I thought you weren't going to get a Nvidia card because they were overpriced brand named items?

They are overpriced IMO but for this iteration of cards and price points the 1060 is the better card as it runs 10-15 degrees cooler on average and sips the same amount of power. The only upside to the 480 at this point is you can use it in SLI where you can't with the 1060 and that's really not a concern of mine. And as for the price being "a bit more" the price between the cheapest 1060 and 1070 at Canada Computers at the moment is $155 dollars with most cards seeing a difference of $200 plus. That's a pretty substantial "bit more" for an extra 2 gigs of memory and what amounts to about an overall 25% improvement over the 1060.

Plus I'm gaming at 1080p and have no plans to swap my monitor anytime soon. And then there's real life. This has been an expensive summer as I've done a lot of renos around here, built some new furniture, including a bed frame for my new memory foam matress - which is awesome btw - and had to drop 2k on my ride, and I still need 2 new rims and tires so that's going to set me back at least another $500. So yeah, at this point the well has run dry and that $150-$200 difference is too much at this point in time.

If you want to do VR I HIGHLY suggest a 1070. Do a little googling my canadian bacon
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 28, 2016, 14:47 The Half Elf
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 28, 2016, 12:43:
Anyone have any thoughts on a GTX 1060. I'm tossing up either Asus or MSI at this point. Any other brand recs - excepting Sapphire and Gigabyte as my experiences with them have been bad? I've seen some good reviews for some other brands like HIS, Zotac, PNY, but don't know anything about them.

Save up a bit more and go with a 1070. But then again I thought you weren't going to get a Nvidia card because they were overpriced brand named items?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 28, 2016, 10:14 The Half Elf
 
Take Arkham City or Arkham Knight and make it online co-op and I'll give ya another 40 bucks Rocksteady!  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
15. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 27, 2016, 20:37 The Half Elf
 
Get over it. Tired of people who make blanket statements without and fucking clue what they are talking about. If people would actually take the time, do a little research about the topic before they posted the internet as a whole would be a better place.

And it has nothing to do with a Fanboy/boi/whatever. I (along with millions of other gamers) were excited for No Man's Sky. Same with Star Citizen. But when we are lied to, and strung along, then ignored don't expect me (or anyone else) to be happy about it.
If you're in a bad abusive relationship and break up with a person you generally don't get all 'GOLLY GEE WIZ I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU!' every time you meet your ex.

And he did read it. Saying "I just read the first sentence and the last" is like saying 'Because I was an idiot and didn't know better and don't want to be corrected I'm just going to say I ignored it"
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live
11. Re: No Man's Sky Foundation Update Live Nov 27, 2016, 18:09 The Half Elf
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 27, 2016, 13:35:
In my opinion, if you believe everything devs tell you about a game that is far from being released, you're the one at fault. Especially for that kind of indie game... I didn't have unrealistic expectations, I didn't preorder and I harbor no ill sentiment against them. A tiny novice indie team with an AAA fan base and expectations, it's impressive they actually shipped something without complete mental breakdown. Also, a ton of other devs have done things similar to this and you almost never hear about that kind of backlash from the public. It's a bit hypocritical. I didn't buy the game yet, especially because it's way too much money for what it is, but I'll definitely check it out later when they finish it.

Ok I'm calling bullshit.
1st, Sean Murray went on a national PR tour promoting the game and features up until a week before the games launch. They were backed by Sony, and had major gaming sites whoring over them (IGN). Made an appearance on Stephen Colbert's show where he again repeatedly lied through his teeth. Peter Molyneux is a big time dreamer but even he would come clean about what did and didn't make it into the game long before a game went BETA, let alone after a game went Gold.
And a fan base was made based off things the dev team TOLD the public which generated interest and created the base. And as for backlash, um, yeah did you not hear about Aliens Colonial Marines? Or how about all of the choices you make in the Mass Effect series that came down to being fucking worthless. So much that they patched in another ending? Microsft and DRM with the Xbox One (which again to backlash they removed).

Do some fucking research.
 
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