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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers
12. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers Jan 26, 2017, 23:01 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 20:56:
I was hoping some of the major pubs/devs would take a page from Witcher 3 to learn how to do a CRPG properly, but I guess not.

Well, first of this is helmed by Mac Walters, who is absolutely convinced he is the greatest gift to game development of all time, so yeah, fat chance of that.

That said, it's one thing to see the Witcher 3 and go "We need to make our game more awesome, like the Witcher 3" and another thing to be actually able to do it.

CDPR is blessed with some incredible writers who come up with just absolutely amazing storylines for their quests. I'm betting the large majority of other dev houses simply don't have writers of that caliber. The first sign of mediocre writers is how often they will fall back on tropes and just regurgitate what's come before.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers
11. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers Jan 26, 2017, 22:58 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 20:35:
Has ANYONE not noticed the likeness of the Crew with the CREW from Bioware's The Old Republic Eternal Fleet campaign?

Black guy with dreads, blonde woman who is second in command, Krogan/HK-47 unit, etc.

Yes, but that's been the case for awhile now. To be fair to Bioware, they've been writing like 8-10 companions per game on average since the late 90s. Eventually you run out of ideas.

That said, I do think that the companions are going to be found lacking compared to the awesome crew of the original ME trilogy.

And I hope you get to change the looks of the main characters cause the guy looks like he's been caught in headlights, and the female is always smiling (go watch the video where she disarms a guy).

You can, yes. The female especially looks terrible. Her renegade interrupts while she's smiling just look ridiculous. Why nobody at Bioware sees that is beyond comprehension.

I'm soooo ready for more Mass Effect, but when you have to sell your game with a trailer of two characters getting it on.....

It's just fan service. Their entire forum used to be full with people who wanted nothing more than "more female romances written by David Gaider!" so they're just pandering. Rest assured it's just an optional thing.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers
10. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Trailers Jan 26, 2017, 22:55 Creston
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 19:21:
its so milquetoast and by-the-numbers it almost looks like a parody... hope its just marketing failure

but its probably just 'da: inquisition' 2.0 at the end of the day

Probably, but DA:Inquisition wasn't all bad. It was fun to explore, had nice zone design, had a pretty decent story, and some excellent missions.

I'm looking forward to it. In the end, it'll be "More Mass Effect." If you enjoyed Mass Effect before, I doubt anyone wouldn't enjoy it again.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale
3. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale Jan 26, 2017, 22:53 Creston
 
Any verdict on which current 4X game is "the best", or at least highly recommended?  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
23. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 26, 2017, 11:51 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jan 25, 2017, 14:18:
Another 2 years fucking around and no milestones. I don't know how people can give Roberts shit compared to stuff like this, at least Roberts is actually producing content semi-regularly.

True. On the flipside, it's $190K vs $140M.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
22. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 26, 2017, 11:48 Creston
 
LT is dead. It's never going to get to any kind of complete state. Josh ran into the same thing a lot of writers into, when they write all the cool parts of their book first, then suddenly are stuck having to write the not-so-cool/boring parts in order to make the story work, and they give up.

Eh, I threw $20 at him because I wanted to see if he could do something amazing. Shame it didn't work out, but oh well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
17. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 26, 2017, 11:44 Creston
 
#crookedTrump!

Off to jail with the lot of them. But only if Hillary goes too.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Next Week
19. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Next Week Jan 26, 2017, 11:44 Creston
 
Retired wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 11:09:
Anyone concerned UBI is trying to juggle to much and their products will suffer?

Eh. If by suffer you mean "they're basically all 90% the same game now", then sure. But I'm not worried about them being undermanned for all the games they're doing. They've got like 13 studios working on games, and they seem to have a good handle on staffing needs.
 
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News Comments > Prey in May
15. Re: Prey in May Jan 26, 2017, 10:24 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 08:00:
rawbelly wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 01:45:
Original Prey was SUPER GOOD. THis? What is this? Did these developers even play the original? I mean, it looks ok but it's not Prey related.

I feel like someone should jump outta the closet and yell, "just kidding!" at any moment.

Nostalgia is a funny thing. I think the original Prey fucking sucked. It had a great Half-life style intro and that's about all that was worthwhile. The game completely failed to live up to the hype or even its own potential shown in the first 10 minutes. It was entirely downhill from the intro with a series of shitty Indian cultural cliches, terrible level design and a lack of any interesting mechanics beyond its core gimmick which wasn't even implemented well.

It had an incredible demo. That one hour demo was filled with just absolute "OMGWTFBBQ!" moments, and it sold them a ton of copies.

Sadly, the demo contained literally every good bit from the entire game. The rest was just garbage. The whole "respawn" mechanic was so mindnumbingly boring, especially because boss encounters were designed with it in mind, so during a tough boss fight you'd fight the boss for five seconds, die, get stuck in spirit world for 3 minutes shooting blue ghosts, go back to boss battle, fight for five seconds, die, get stuck in spirit world for 3 minutes... etc etc etc ad nauseam.

I forced myself to finish it and just hated it. What a piece of crap game.

This at least seems interesting level design wise.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Next Week
17. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Next Week Jan 26, 2017, 10:20 Creston
 
Gotta admit it looks interesting, even though their initial trailer again suffered from Ubi Bullshit Pretend Graphics, and then when you see the actual product it looks terrible in comparison.

But the gameplay looks like it could be a ton of fun in 4 player co-op.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 25, 2017, 15:08 Creston
 
You're not supposed to install the monitors INSIDE the babies!
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Barbarian Edition
9. Re: Conan Exiles Barbarian Edition Jan 25, 2017, 15:06 Creston
 
So now we're getting special editions of Early Access games?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 24, 2017, 10:45 Creston
 
Clickbait article is clickbait. Well done, hardOCP.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Postmortem
24. Re: Diablo III Postmortem Jan 24, 2017, 10:41 Creston
 
From the day I started until the day I left I kept waiting for security to show up, tell me there had been a mistake, and escort me out.

Yeah, you weren't the only one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2017, 23:43 Creston
 
Episode VIII: Stop Saying It's Just Like The Original Trilogy, Guys, Sheesh!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
23. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 22, 2017, 15:15 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 14:06:
HDTV was once significantly more expensive. Even 3D trickled down to virtually every tv at its height.

And jacked up the price of said TVs because of it. And HDTV didn't start selling until the price came down. As long as they keep pricing the HDR TVs at their current price range, they're not going to sell, because it's just This Year's Gimmick. Next year it'll be something else again. HDTV is the one thing that genuinely made a huge difference in one's viewing experience. Everything since then, 3D, 4K, HDR, OLED etc, is just that much empty air to people, as evidenced by the fact that it simply doesn't sell that well. (comparatively. Obviously, 3D TVs sold pretty well when you had no choice BUT to buy one if you wanted a new TV.)

You're a tech guy. You know that it takes a bit. Intel's first quad-core processor was $1,000, but that tech made it downstream. BMW puts all its new tech in its six figure 7-series, but it eventually makes it down to the 1-series. NVIDIA puts its new tech in the $1,000 Titan, but eventually it hits $150 consumer parts.

Yes, but it's not quite the same thing. Most of that stuff is genuinely better, although it can be argued that Nvidia and Intel are just making tiny incremental leaps to reap the cash because of virtual monopolistic positions. HDR is nice, sure, but it's not nice enough to justify the asking price. Neither is 4K, neither was 3D, neither is OLED. The TV industry just abounds with all these bullshit new things every single year, and then to really fuck you over, they'll change their standards while they're at it too, because it's not enough to make you buy a new TV, you really should have to buy new cables and ideally new ancillary shit too.

Bleh, in any case, priced as it is today, HDR isn't going to sell, so the TV douchenozzle salesman who said that it has "universal appeal" is just full of shit. As he is pretty much every year.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 15:05 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 14:57:
I feel your zeolitry

Zeolitry? OMG SPELLING ERROR BEAMER IS TRUMP!





I love how the crowd just loses their shit in that 3 half court shots video.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
81. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 12:07 Creston
 
Nucas wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 21:19:
man i am LOVING the tweet storms about trump's first executive order increasing the cost on homeowners getting FHA mortgages. especially when they act like they didn't know what they were voting for. it's so good

"he's just kidding around"
"he'll mature as a president" (just like bush)
"at least he's not hillary! EMAILS!"

I'm not really very up to date on the FHA stuff, but didn't Obama only announce that like a week ago? I doubt anyone's even had a chance to actually benefit from that before Trump got rid of it again.

So it's not increasing the cost, it's just keeping the cost where it is, right?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
20. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 22, 2017, 11:57 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 17:13:
HDR is more universally appealing, though. Do people know what it is now? No. But if you put them in front of two TVs, side by side, they can easily see the difference. Everyone can see the difference, and it requires no additional devices such as glasses. It, like HD, will seamlessly become part of everything, because it genuinely is that much better and requires no additional effort from content creators.

"Man, that TV sure is a lot more purdy than this one! Let's get that one!"
"It's four hundred dollars more expensive."
"Oh. Yeah... We'll take this cheap one."

As long as TV manufacturers keep trying to make 80000000% profit on whatever their new Gimmick Du Jour is, it'll just stay a gimmick.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 21, 2017, 15:18 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 14:37:
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 13:29:
A "smartphone" being used by a raving idiot. The irony. Sorry, politics aside, I could never stand Trump.

At least it wasn't a "gift" from his good friend Vladimir.

No, but Vlad has already sent him a link to an app that he recommends: FreePussyFinder

o_O

*checks Google Play store.*
 
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