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Real Name Michael Rigs   
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Description A+-certified Master PC builder and Lifetime PC Master Race card-carrying member. Currently, lurking and keeping my mouth shut.
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Signed On Sep 10, 2002, 02:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
71. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 15:23 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:42:
Yeah I don't have time to read or respond to all of that.

You had time to read the entire thread yet not enough to read my three paragraphs? Inquisitive

Okay... Movingalong


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'Now we gave you a promise! And we are bound by that promise. And damn you for asking for it! And damn me for agreeing to it! And damn all of us to Hell because that is exactly where we're going!' -John Sheridan, 'And All My Dreams Torn Asunder', B5
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
68. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 14:22 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:03:
Blue makes those decisions ultimately and he's allowed this guy back several times. I noticed you use the word I a lot there but you need to remember this place doesn't just revolve around your needs.

I know what Blues role is here, thanks. I use the word 'I' a lot because I don't believe in speaking for everyone else. Thus the reason I made the post in the first place pretty much asking for opinions (you know, the whole 'vote' thing?). Obviously, I'm not the only one to have the opinion that they're tired of hearing his crap. Had I been a selfish little shit, I'd just have spammed the 'Report' button and bothered Blue while he was busy with more important things. I didn't.

Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:03:
I see you arguing just as frequently as SC but often times you take it more seriously and it seems to escalate beyond what is necessary. In the past I had the same problem and I forced myself to take a step back and chill out a bit on here and not take it so seriously or insist on always getting the last word.

So perhaps a little rumination on your end before you start calling for bans.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'arguing just as frequently as SC'? I certainly don't put people down in every post I make. I try not to make people feel stupid because they disagree with something I say or I disagree with them. Like I said before, I even tried to be nice to him yesterday, asking just what his deal was and he couldn't even give me that. I'm a very open minded person, I think. I consider everyone's point of view and don't consider anyone's opinion to be less than my own. That's what four years on a high school debate team teaches you. And I actually did take a break for a time and said very little after our little argument months ago. Do I always try to get the last word? No, but I try to make sure that my side of the discussion/argument has been fully explained.

So, with all seriousness, I'm curious...should I've just kept my mouth shut? I've been here twenty years and change. I obviously like being here and I think if we all got together in some kind of big 'Con or meeting, I would consider many of you friends. I try not to step on anyone's toes but I do still have my opinions and they don't always mesh with the status quo. (Like my stance on Steam or on torrenting) I'm still going to defend my actions if I think they're right but I'm certainly not above admitting when I'm wrong. That's more than a lot of posters can say. If you feel I'm 'whiny', so be it. It's something I'll have to live with.

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Verno wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 14:21:
SC is an odd duckling but sometimes says some very insightful and penetrating comments. He doesn't have much of a bullshit filter but that's ok. Sometimes people need to be called out a bit. Does he take it too far sometimes? Sure. So does Cutter, in fact I would argue Cutter is far more toxic. If we're expected to tolerate him then people like SC are small potatoes.

'Too far sometimes'?! That's a serious understatement! Have you looked at his past posts?! Just like the last two or three months even?

I wouldn't mind giving Cutter a shove down the laundry shoot but it's not gonna happen. Much like Trump, he's just 'too big to fail'. Still, as much as I can't stand what Cutter says sometimes, he does participate much more than SC and doesn't constantly put people down, though when he does he goes WAY over the top. And then is when he should be reeled in.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
65. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 14:04 Rigs
 
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 12:50:
Rigs wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 02:10:
I don't ignore anyone. It's not in my nature.

But it IS in your nature to ask for someone being banned? Because that's... better?

Depends on the situation. I never said I was better than anyone else. I don't preach from a moral high ground. I'm no saint. I'm just sick of constantly seeing him put others down for no reason other than to be a douche (and because he either, A] is really trolling or B] thinks it makes him more intelligent or C] thinks it makes him somehow better than everyone else). Are you playing Devil's Advocate or are you really asking if my wanting him banned is somehow worse than what he does? Thanks for questioning my integrity over the use of one word, though, I appreciate that, Creston. Of everything said in this thread, I'm not quite sure why you jumped at that particular thing, but so be it. Disappointing.

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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Transfers Ending
5. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 12:27 Rigs
 
Rhett wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 12:17:
Not sure why anyone would even be playing anymore on those old consoles, without the DLC. The DLC is what (barely) makes it worth playing... I imagine right now they're stuck with not many ways to make money either.

I dunno what you're talking about, my daughter has the PS3 version and I have the 360 version and both work just fine without DLC (because I'm a cheap bastard). Does this mean they're shutting down the older console versions as well? Now that would suck. I mean, the single-player experience is just as fine as it ever was. Yeah, it's last gen, the graphics kinda suck but the gameplay hasn't changed much. Like I said, I never got the DLCs so I don't know if they changed anything, gameplay-wise, with them. I obviously also have the PC version, which I consider the 'Ultimate' version anyway. So I'm not missing much. It would just suck for my daughter. She loves the game and only has her PS3. :/

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 17, 2017, 02:10 Rigs
 
SlimRam wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 21:36:
Rigs wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 17:36:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 17:06:

get back to me once you have conquered basic reading comprehension

all you have to say is "worst pain Ive ever felt"... but if that diminishes your argument too much, sorry, buck it up

Alright...that's it. I'M TELLING!

BLUE!!!

This little twerp needs to go! Seriously! He picks fights with everyone, I haven't seen one post NOT ONE that isn't condescending or derogatory in some manner! I've never reported anyone, ever, on this site in all my twenty years here (even with fredrickson), but my finger is on the button... Trollbashing

Can we get a vote? (I'll speak for Cutter and say 'Aye' because he's probably all doped up by this point )


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If he's banned he just comes back. He's been banned here 4 times now over the course of 10+ years and he always comes back. Most websites can grab your IP and trace it back to your ISP with basic software (including the person's general town/city location). IP blocking is possible but IP addresses change constantly with the ISP they are using (usually) also if he's on a cell/laptop and goes to a local wifi hotspot his IP changes again. Also, if he's running a VPN you'll never IP block him. The only way to ever truly get rid of him would be if Blue contacted his ISP directly and filed a complaint with them, and i'm not sure what kinda legal stuff has to happen for that?

Also, the 'ignore' button works too

I don't ignore anyone. It's not in my nature. Even the biggest jerks have something decent to say on occasion (well, almost). Besides, it wasn't just because I'm tired of the little jerks mouth, it's the crap he gives everyone else - constantly. I tried to be chill this morning with him, every post he makes he leaves a snide little condescending comment at the end and yet that one post this morning was almost decent, yet he went and fucked it up by making a dig at the original poster. He just couldn't help himself. There are jerks here, for sure. There are some bullheaded, selfish egotistical pricks on here too. I can handle them, for the most part. But he's just outright trolling and it's obvious. And it needs to stop. Somehow.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 17:36 Rigs
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 17:06:
BobBob wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 15:10:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 15:02:
pain is subjective, but i seriously doubt a kidney stone is "worst in existence", just because i know you havent experienced every pain in existence, so Q.E.D

...

get back to me once you have conquered basic reading comprehension

all you have to say is "worst pain Ive ever felt"... but if that diminishes your argument too much, sorry, buck it up

Alright...that's it. I'M TELLING!

BLUE!!!

This little twerp needs to go! Seriously! He picks fights with everyone, I haven't seen one post NOT ONE that isn't condescending or derogatory in some manner! I've never reported anyone, ever, on this site in all my twenty years here (even with fredrickson), but my finger is on the button... Trollbashing

Can we get a vote? (I'll speak for Cutter and say 'Aye' because he's probably all doped up by this point )


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 12:26 Rigs
 
People throw good stuff out all the time! Before I moved, back about a year ago, an elderly gentleman that lived a couple doors down passed away. Apparently, whoever came to clean up his house, whether related to him or what, I dunno, but they tossed a lot of stuff to the curb. So, in the cold rain at like 2am, my daughter and I took a little walk down the street to see what they threw out and, man, am I glad I did! There was a very, very expensive business suit with jacket just sitting out getting wet that I grabbed, along with some nice shoes and my daughter grabbed a nice pair of Nike sneakers that were around her size. They tossed out some office furniture, so I grabbed the desk chair. It broke two weeks later, nearly skewered me up the rear but it was a nice chair. So I got a really nice suit out of a little walk. I still wear it to interviews. I mean, no one else was gonna take it, it would have gone to the landfill with the rest of the stuff, so why not? Hell, I probably remember and are more appreciative of the old guy than the people that threw all his stuff out!


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News Comments > Origin Access Free Trial
53. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 11:34 Rigs
 
I'm gonna say something that probably isn't going to win me any friends but needs to be said for the sake of the argumen-...I mean discussion we're having. If you don't like EA (or Ubi or whoever) or don't buy their games then you have no dog in this fight. I'm not trying to sound like an asshole but seriously, if the whole reason you don't install Origin (or even uPlay or whatever) is because you don't play the games on that service, then you have nothing to say here. The only valid argument is if you DO play games from those publishers and have some reason, whether technical or moral, that you can't/won't install their clients. If you play their games and boycott the client, you have a reason. If you just hate EA because they 'suck' (I'm not saying they don't, please don't twist my words) and don't play their games because of said suckage, then you have no argument here.

Just wanted to get that out there. Carry on, boys...

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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Updated Ending Offers Hint?
12. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 03:50 Rigs
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 02:53:
the melee takedown in WD2 is the shittiest of all time.. its like a 10 second animation you cant interrupt, its fucking horrible.. ridiculous and not practical... having a bunch of different takedown maneuvers is most definitely a big part of playing a stealth mode, and FC has that

granted FC stealth is not the most primary thing in the game, but ultimately it works out better in practice overall than WD2 ... the last one had drone fly-bys too (ok it was an eagle, but you were a beastmaster so its cool like that)

if you liked this game, cool for you... i thought it was half baked.. and ive heard the same thing plenty of times elsewhere so im not alone in that

Uh, you think Far Cry has better stealth than Watch_Dogs? Really? Watch_Dogs gives you way more tools to manipulate the AI with. You have so many ways to distract the AI, hide from the AI and neutralize the AI. In FC, you just throw a rock, wait for an enemy to walk towards it and then stab him in the back. Or just snipe him with a silenced sniper rifle.

its exactly the same in WD2.. trip a device, ring a phone, use your yo-yo to beat them down.. or just snipe them with a silenced sniper rifle.. yeh you can trip a device or make it explode to neutralize a guy - THATS IT.. so much for "so many ways"...

Why do you have to be so damn condescending all the time? You had a perfectly good post until that last sentence. Just chill, mate...

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News Comments > Origin Access Free Trial
47. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 03:34 Rigs
 
Wow, this thread nose-dived into the shitter pretty quickly. (Somebody really needs to empty it, the shitter is full *belch*)

I don't see the big deal with having different clients on your machine. I have Steam, Origin, uPlay and Galaxy (GoG). It's kinda a pain to have some games on this one and others on another one but, hey, it beats having to store cd's or even disks! 'Member that? You've all forgotten what a pain in the absolute ass it was to play games in the DOS-era! I still remember. Imagine if you still had to configure your config.sys and autoexec.bat's and make boot disks just to get your game running! Yet you sit here and bitch about having the inconvenience of clicking on another icon to get to run another game (guilty!). I do the same thing and I should be ashamed. We've all gotten lazy. You don't want to hear it but it's true. And we've taught the newer gen that this is normal when it's not. Slick has an overt fascination with STEAM (for some reason) but he's not wrong, everyone hated Steam when it came out, I still remember that too. And I'm sure if we went back in some of our histories here on Blues, you'd find we've argued the same thing he is years ago. This industry has a habit of forgetting some things (that shouldn't, like pre-order hysteria, DRM and season passes) and remembering some others forever (like DukeForever and Daikatana, that we should let go).

So what's the answer, then? Should we all just shut up and live with it (ha! like that would happen here )? I'd say take it with stride. Go back and remember what a hassle it used to be just to get a game going and appreciate that you live in the future where you just click and play! If you want all your games on one service, that's your choice and I respect it. I just think it's a little bit silly. You're punishing yourself in the hopes that someone will understand the meaning behind it when really, no one cares, mate. Tell you what, if you don't know whether something is silly or not, just imagine going to someone in say, a mall, someone you don't know and trying to explain it to them. Out of the blue. If you think you'd have a hard time getting them to understand your stance, then maybe you should rethink it.


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 14, 2017, 22:23 Rigs
 
Dev wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 21:55:
UPDATE 2.00pm: Seizing upon Disney's dismissal of Pewdiepie earlier today, YouTube has now taken its own steps to distance itself from its biggest star.

Pewdiepie's channel has been kicked out of Google Preferred, YouTube's major advertising program for selling popular “brand-safe content”, Variety reports. This follows a number of videos being delisted from the service for breaching its advertising rules.

The star's YouTube Red series Scare PewDiePie has also been cancelled. The show was renewed for a second season last June, although it's unclear whether any further work on the show had taken place.

They'll come crawling back...or not. Maybe it is the end of PewDiePie (oh, please God, don't toy with me!), in which case, I can't think of a better person to see fall down the laundry shoot...screaming the whole way...with a nice, thundering THUD at the end.

Now let's go update that Wikipedia page!

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Sales Ending
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 14, 2017, 21:30 Rigs
 
Tom wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 18:17:
CQC was a pathetic super low effort attempt at extracting more profit from this turd. What they're not telling you about their metrics is that most people who tried to play CQC gave up after leaving matchmaking going for 5, 10, 30 minutes and still not getting into a game.

Has there ever been a worse company when it comes to multiplayer support?

As much as I'm pained to say it, 343 Industries with the Master Chief Collection was one of the worst implementations of multiplayer matchmaking in online history, as far as I'm concerned. Especially from people that should have known better.

I consider E:D to be an MMO more than anything else. And, again, as much as I'm pained to agree with Cutter (ugh), if E:D had a substantial offline mode (it sorta does now but I know what he means) and mod support, it would have been leagues better. Mod support alone would have shot it out of the park. Considering the older releases of Elite had this, Frontier had to have known there was a huge mod community just waiting for a new Elite to come out. To wait for 'Elite 4' all these years (decades even), several false starts and all that time with no word then have it appear practically out of nowhere with the promise of an offline mode (and thus possible mod support), only to be kicked in the face at the last minute by Braben himself and then wonder why gamers don't have faith in triple-A developers anymore? It's right in front of you, mate, just look at history. Sigh


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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Paint Shop Pro Feb 14, 2017, 16:03 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 03:30:
jimnms wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 20:52:
That used to be a good photo editing software. I think I bought version 4 and upgraded through to version 9. Then Corel bough it and turned it to shit.

Yeah, used to use it 6-7 years ago. Good stuff it was.

I've been using PSPx6 (Corel's version...I also have JASC's PSP8 around on the hard drive as backup that I haven't used...well, since I got PSPx6, really) since it's release years ago and haven't looked back (or forward). It does everything I need it to. They're up to x9 now but I haven't seen any features or improvements that I really need that would require me to upgrade.

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News Comments > Sniper Elite 4 Released
7. Re: Sniper Elite 4 Released Feb 14, 2017, 13:02 Rigs
 
Damn, I better put Watch Dogs away for a while and get to finishing the last Sniper Elite (3)! Besides, I need to let these bald patches on my head grow back some hair before I venture further into WD!

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News Comments > GeForce Drivers; Halo Wars 2 Specs
6. Re: GeForce Drivers; Halo Wars 2 Specs Feb 14, 2017, 12:58 Rigs
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 12:33:
It's also possible you sent in something he already knew about.

I'm not sure why it matters anyway.

Because some of us are fame whores and like to see out names up there in lights. C'mon, Verno, get with the program!

For the record, I've sent many things in via email and then seen it up there without my name attached and figured it was just sent to him by more than me and left it at that. You have to find the real niche, out of the way stuff. Something no one else has found and is, yet, still applicable to the site and something we'd (or El Presidente) would find interesting...

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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 12:24 Rigs
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 11:30:
The only amazing thing is why there's no serious competition for Steam.

There is and there was a lot more (Stardock's (now Gamespot's) client, GOG's Galaxy client, even Storm Eagle Studio's 'Stormpowered' client (makers of the awesome naval combat game Jutland) but gamers bitched and complained about having to install 'another fucking client on my machine just to play games?! Origin? uPlay? Ain't nobody got time for that!' and well, now we're here.

Valve doesn't want to bother, that much is obvious. But there are people out there that obviously would do the job for them for very little, if anything. Whole groups would do it for just a name drop alone...if Valve would consider doing so. That's why a lot of Steam Curator's popped up (I'm not talking about the 'Bro Army' or whatever the hell they're called, I'm talking about legit groups that do what they say they're doing). Valve could easily have this done, in their name, or even through an outside source for very little on their part. Everyone wonders why they won't do it themselves when they've obviously said so many times. But what I wonder is why they won't get others to do it, officially, instead? It wouldn't cost them much and would avoid a lot of headaches...

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Intel confirms 8th-generation CPUs will stick to 14nm node Feb 13, 2017, 15:21 Rigs
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 14:04:
Cram wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 13:42:
Intel confirms 8th-generation CPUs will stick to 14nm node

that's a bit disappointing...

intel seems to be convinced that RyZen is no dangerous competition - so they stick to 14nm - for now! They are already planning a plant to produce 7nm cpus, though.

EDIT: They will produce 7nm cpus in Fab42 in Arizona. Mass production could start in 2020 or 2021.

So what happens when they run out of nanometers?

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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
5. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2017, 11:26 Rigs
 
MacLeod wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 11:14:
For $1000, you physically get:

Collector’s Ornate Box
Unique T-Shirt with Your Name
Inqusitor’s Chalice
Map of the Caligari Sector (Cloth)
Caligari Credit Coins (Metal)
Inqusitor’s Pendrive (16 GB)
Signed Hardcover Book
Exclusive Half-Day Studio Tour * (travel fees not included)


There is literally nothing in that pack worth more than a couple hundred even if you were into the game collector's piece thing. For the $1000, I'd say they'd have to include travel and lodgings for it to be worth that amount.

I agree, for that price, travel should certainly be included. I mean, it doesn't have to be the Ritz Carlton or even Embassy Suits, a Motel6 is fine with airplane tickets and a rental car, along with maybe a lunch voucher for a swank local burger joint. Hell, bring the burger joint into the whole thing and have them advertise it! $1000 and you get lunch with the devs, anything on the menu at the eatery and a studio tour! That sounds like a much better value. Personally, I think those that pay that much for EA or pre-order should have their names made public. Why? Because that's the first thing people want to know when they read this kind of thing! I mean, everything else in this world is public knowledge nowadays, why not this?! And maybe it would stop people from paying for such stupid shit sometimes! Yes, it's mostly digital access (with the included physical goodies) vs. spending $1000 on Warhammer figures but in the end, you're all just playing with yourselves! (for $1000)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2017, 00:44 Rigs
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 20:58:
Al Jarreau, he was 76.

Noooo! God fucking dammit, man! That's not even fair, I was just listening to him like two hours ago! *bawls*

The day my fav-of-all-time, Pat Metheny, goes, I'm done. I don't think I can live in a world devoid of all the great Contemporary Jazz masters...

As I recompose myself here, I really wish I could at least experience some of that glorious cold air you guys are getting. Seriously, our A/C has been on continuously since Thursday. When the sun goes down, the temp does drop but it's been even a bit muggy lately so opening the windows means having a tough time sleeping. (I hate trying to sleep when it's muggy/sticky out...besides outright sweating your balls off, I can't think of a more annoying way of trying to sleep)

Anyway, I jumped in here to talk about my play-through of Watch Dogs (the original). It's been sitting on my hard drive for a while, obviously, (since a little after release) and I putzed around before but in an effort to find something different to play, I dove, head first, into the Watch Dog kiddie pool. (Probably would have been wise to drink the kool-aide beforehand while I was at it) To be honest, I don't understand all the hate the story gets, and Adrien Pearce in particular. It's not the best story I've ever heard but it's certainly not the worst thing I've ever played through. It's got some funnier moments. Especially his 'Straight From Sleeping Dogs rehearsals' Hong Kong friend/sidekick/comic relief?, Jordi Chin. Now think about that name for a second. That name clearly comes from a foreign writer that can't think of a good Chinese name that people will relate to. I can only wonder what the staff meeting was like when they chose that name.

But that's not why I'm writing. No, see, I really don't have many qualms with WD. Certainly not as many as reviewers did. The driving is functional, if a bit floaty. I can get used to it. The stealthy parts are a blast, sometimes literally! I love setting off explosions at just the right time when bad guys are walking past. Trying to create distractions and getting more than 2 or 3 in one shot is a nice challenge. My highest killed-at-one-time is 5. And because of that I have to say that the AI isn't exactly genius. Of course, I have it on 'Normal' because I mainly want to get the story bits, much like my playthru of The Witcher 3. I keep it on Easy so I can get the story most of all.

I think the main thing I have a problem with, and this is while I'm only at the middle of 'Act 2', is that some missions are just downright pull-your-fucking-hair-out frustrating and the difficulty curve is batshit bonkers! Some missions are pretty simple even though at first I thought they were going to be hell. *SPOILERS* The mission where you have to drive that one guy to see 'Lucky' at the end, with all the city in lockdown, I thought would take some time and a couple run throughs. Nope. I hid for a little bit, went down some side streets and BAM! Done. Then, I get to the *AGAIN, SPOILERS* 'kids on a train' take out all the guys trying to get at him' mission, and like the earlier one where you take out the guy in the convoy going to the jail/court?, it's fuckin' murder all of a sudden! Cars and guys with guns coming from all different directions. I couldn't get an armored van like in the earlier mission because I didn't have enough time and was getting constantly pummeled until I got so pissed I just stopped, got out of the car and shot everyone. Apparently, I think I was supposed to do that because it ended the mission in like 30 seconds as opposed to the 10 minutes on the earlier try.

But then! OMG! THEN! I get to the mission where I have to do something similar and stop this guy in a truck (*spoilers* after the 'Yacht warehouse mission). You get like 10 seconds to hop out of the warehouse, grab a vehicle and already the times counting down and if you manage to get to him, he does all this crazy shit and then, out of nowhere (supposedly he calls a contract in, like AS HE'S RUNNING FROM ME and everyone's there in two seconds?! They did it in an earlier mission but I just wrote it off as a fluke...nope!) all these cars and SUV's come after me and they're a lot tougher than the cars before. If I don't have a big truck, I get pinned somewhere and lose the truck I'm after. I tried this mission like, at least, 10 times and I got SO fucking mad I almost...ALMOST...threw my keyboard. Then I realized that I needed to take a break and I literally ragequit. And then I came here....lol! Funny how that works out!

So, after all that, would I recommend Watch Dogs? Aeh...well...I...uh...see...yeah, probably. It's not bad per se. It's just maddening in parts. If the difficulty curve was a little less...8 on the Richter Scale...it'd be a better game for it. The way I saw it was this. It very much feels like a re-master of Grand Theft Auto 3. If you told me I was playing a remaster of that, I'd believe it and if you substituted all the music and sound, it'd be really close. So, in that context, it gets a much better score. I'd give it a...7 Surges out of 'I really need to cut down on drinking this shit'.


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Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 11:09:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 04:01:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:58:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 00:44:
Cutter wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 23:03:
Yeah but GabeN is just indifferent whereas Nodick is outright evil.

It sounds like your assessment comes from personal experience and less from how they manage their products in the market. As far as I'm concerned as long as companies I've invested in as a shareholder are making profits legally and have some corporate governance and (or) responsibility then they're fine by me. Still, I think laying off staff after having a record quarter is uncool.

it sounds like your assessment comes from wanting everyone to know you are a shareholder and (or) a big deal. still, i think the post where you already mentioned that fact was more than enough

Did I ruffle your feathers? Confused

no im just jealous over how rich and powerful and mighty you are

Hey, Kxmode, I have a couple of Nerf guns, some pool noodles, all of Idubbbz videos downloaded to a USB flash drive and the DVD boxset of the FRED movies. I say we string him up and go Breaking Bad on his ass...

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