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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer
5. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer Feb 28, 2017, 09:40 Creston
 
$60 for this. Giggle
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 28, 2017, 09:37 Creston
 
"unlimited"

You telcos keep using that word. I don't think it means what you pretend it means.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced
11. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announced Feb 28, 2017, 09:19 Creston
 
Sweeeeeeeeeeet!

we massively expanded every dimension of the game, including the world, the story, the RPG systems, the core gameplay and of course the personal player stories of the Nemesis System

That especially sounds great. I'm VERY much looking forward to this.

Only thing I'm a little worried about is that they had a DLC in the original game where you played as Celebrimbor and wielded the one ring, and it was lame as shit. This is THE Ring of Power, and you're significantly weaker than late-game Talion in the base game. I never finished it, because having to work around the crap limitations of the ring was boring.

So let's hope they've either shored that up, or your ring is more of a story-telling device than anything else.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
20. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 16:48 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:13:
By "totally soft core space porn" I guess they are saying that there won't be a dialog choice for your romantic interest that says, "Care to go fisting behind the Mako?"

I gigglesnorted.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
20. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 16:40 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:29:
My fatal mistake with that guy was I got killed by him once, and the power he gained was "Immune to Arrows," or whatever it's called in game.

So yeah he comes back even if he dies, and I could only kill him with a mounted beast attack. It's sorta good, in a way, you can steamroll most of the lieutenants with no problem whatsoever, just that guy had immunity to basically 98% of the player's abilities.


Yeah, that's bad. A critter should never become totally immune to basically everything. How does that even work in the lore? Even Sauron isn't immune to everything.

Hopefully they'll do a bit better balancing in the second one.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
19. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 16:38 Creston
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 16:28:
They come back?! I didn't know that.

Uhm, yeah, that's kind of the whole point of the nemesis system.

 
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
9. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 16:36 Creston
 
Any purchase over $4.99 will earn you a Twitch Crate, a digital loot box with a special reward like a game-specific emote, a chat badge, or some Bits.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Rolleyes

Everything is random chests now.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
16. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 15:27 Creston
 
I hope there's other people you can woohoo with besides your team mates, as none of them seem all that interesting.

In any case, maybe at least they'll take their underwear off now.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
15. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 15:26 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 13:50:
Also, there is at least one combo of Orc chief abilities that is basically untouchable: Ranged High Damage, Cannot Be Surprised, Cannot be Executed, Cannot be Harmed in Melee. In the second 'zone' it's possible for a guy to spawn with all of that.

So basically you cannot harm him except with a mounted beast, but then he can kill a mounted beast from range pretty easily.


Pretty sure you can headshot that guy? I think I saw him. Put a few arrows in his skull and down he went. The annoying thing is that since you can't melee him, you never behead him, and he keeps coming back. Eventually I just ignored him.
 
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News Comments > Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War?
14. Re: Leak Reveals Middle-earth: Shadow of War? Feb 27, 2017, 15:23 Creston
 
Looking forward to this. I hope it'll get set somewhere more interesting than freaking Mordor though.

/reads article.

Sigh

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Robots Feb 26, 2017, 19:57 Creston
 
mag wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 15:04:
You tax capital gains and the Owners, man. If we increase productivity but need half the workers, where do you think the profit is going? Those are the people that you tax. It's not going to the remaining middle class workers, it's going to the top .01%. We're going to have to go back to marginal tax rates of 80-90% on the multibillionaires.

You mean the people, and the corporations, that already essentially pay no tax whatsoever? We're going to suddenly, somehow, make them pay 90%?

Yeah, I don't see it happening. They will buy a country, incorporate there, ship all their profits there, and charge themselves zero percent tax.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 26, 2017, 17:12 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 14:35:
Hey Creston, not sure if you saw it but I wrote up my promised mini-review for the Deus Ex DLC here. The tl;dr is that it doesn't add anything to the Deus Ex Illuminati storyline but if you enjoyed Human Revolution and Mankind Divided then it's totally worth the $12.

I had not seen it yet, thanks for reminding me! Seems like it's a lot of fun, so I'll pick this up. Thanks for writing that up!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
18. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 17:08 Creston
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 16:45:
SlimRam wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 15:31:
Can't wait for this! Ian Frazier, lead game designer, said that Mass Effect 3 averaged about 24 hours of game play. He was asked on Twitter how long the campaign was for Andromeda and he said it's even longer yet.

What he didn't tell you is that the additional content will be scanning planets a la ME2...

Oh God. An exercise so awful, it lead to a pretty funny song.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 12:50 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 12:38:
How the hell do you have a sequel to that movie?

The usual Hollywood way: Terribly.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
10. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 12:48 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 12:23:
Yeah, I guess that is true IF you are OK with them chopping and piecemealing the fuck out of a game but many (most?) people are not exactly fans of obviously cut out DLC that was (or at the very least should have been) part of the main game.

Their DLC sales numbers would indicate that most people actually were pretty fine with it. And while I would agree that the Prothean DLC was blatantly cut from the main game to be sold as DLC, most others were perfectly fine existing outside the main storyline and were excellent ancillary additions.

ME DLC (across the entire series) was the worst offender in this category by far. They cut their games into tiny little pieces and sold everything for their shitty retarded BioWare points without ever releasing any complete versions like a GOTY to add insult to injury.


Yes, clearly none of the Mass Effect games had enough content to justify their original asking price. Worst offender. Okay. Rolleyes

To me it was the "finest example" of how to totally fuck over your customers and that is why those shitheads will not get a penny from me unless there is a GOTY this time (which I will buy only when it goes on a deep discount).

Oh no. Imagine the dismay at Bioware's offices right now when they realize YOU are not going to buy their game!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
8. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 11:56 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 11:39:
I want to be surprised by the game and have therefore not read anything dealing with its story, so I am most interested in finding out if this is a prequel, sequel, or alternate reality story.

I hope they won't sell parts of the story as dlcs like EA usually does.

Not sure if you meant this as "I want to know", so I'll put it in secret text:

It's sort of a sequel/alternate reality. Humanity (and several of the other races) send Ark ships to Andromeda during ME2 and ME3, as a safeguard against the Reapers wiping them out. They reach Andromeda 600 years later.

I'm sure there will be story DLC. To be fair to Bioware, they usually do a pretty good job with those. It's been rare when I didn't feel I got my money's worth out of their DLC, and some of the ones they've done (Shadow Broker, The Citadel) have been about the finest examples of DLC done well.

There will also be MP DLC which should all be free.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Paxton Feb 26, 2017, 11:38 Creston
 
Game over, man.

Paxton is also one of only two actors to have been killed onscreen by an Alien, a Predator, and a Terminator, an honor he shares with Lance Henriksen.

At least he leaves a massive legacy!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
3. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 11:33 Creston
 
Too early? It's been in production for five years?  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Robots Feb 26, 2017, 10:52 Creston
 
I fortunately work in an area where automation really doesn't work, as it's heavily skill-based, but yeah, if I worked in ANY kind of manufacturing capacity, I would be highly concerned about losing my job.

And we know all the imbecile corporations will gladly make 95% of the workforce redundant if they could, and it wouldn't be until years later where they'd go "Wait. Why aren't we selling anything anymore??"

And the Universal Basic Income thing, sigh. Where is that money going to come from? An estimate I saw on CNBC for the US would put the cost of a UBI at 4 TRILLION dollars per year. So that's literally DOUBLE the current budget, which the government already can't finance to the tune of $1 billion+ shortages every single year.

"Well, we'll raise taxes!"

On who? The people who are still working? Good luck with that. If I stay working, but suddenly my taxes go up to 70%, guess what? I'm going to stop working, and just live off my UBI.

"Well, you shouldn't be able to live off your UBI!"

Okay. So then what do the 48% of people who will lose their jobs to robots do? Die? Steal?

"They should get part time jobs!"

Ah, yes. Because if robots have taken over all unskilled jobs, there will suddenly magically be enough part time jobs to employ 75 million people, and those jobs will... not be done by robots?

"They need to do entrepreneur things to make money!"

Because unskilled labor has always been exceedingly capable of that?


The only thing that would make this feasible is if we tax the shit out of corporations. And they would either just shift the price back onto the consumer, as usual, who can't afford a price increase to make up for 4 trillion dollars a year in tax income, because they're trying to get by off ~ 1500 bucks a month, or the corporations will do what they do now, and just evade taxes.


Sorry, UBI isn't going to work. No country in the world can afford it. Holland looked into UBIs in the 80s and realized that even with their absurd tax rate (33-50-60-70% tax brackets back then, and you very quickly wound up in the 50+ range) they would never get enough money to make it feasible, because PEOPLE WOULD STOP WORKING EVEN IF THEY COULD WORK. Nobody is going to work if it means that you have to hand over 80% of your income to the fucking government. (unless you make tens of millions of dollars.)

Time to come up with another idea, fellas.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2017, 10:42 Creston
 
Saturday 25th, 2017. A day that will live in Infamy!

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We're just glad you're okay, Blue!
 
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