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News Comments > White House Games Summit Details
8. Re: White House Games Summit Details Mar 8, 2018, 12:46 Creston
 
Opposite of them are expected to be some of the video-game industry's toughest critics, including Brent Bozell, the founder of the Parents Television Council, and Rep. Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, the three people said. After another shooting the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. they each called on government to focus its attention on violent media rather than just pursuing new gun restrictions.

Of course they did. I'm going to guess that Vicky Hartzler is also getting a ton of money from the NRA.

But we keep claiming we're a democracy. smh.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: AT&T empty promises Mar 6, 2018, 10:08 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 14:49:
Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 11:26:
Two years from now, the headline will read "AT&T claims it's met all its promises, despite not actually having spent a single dime on fiber. FCC whorebag Ajit Pai praises AT&T for great work."


Sir, you insult whores when you include the name Ajit Pai in the same sentence.


I apologize to the noble women in the world's oldest profession.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
16. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 6, 2018, 09:39 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 16:58:
Couple comments:

A) Don't share a controlled substance
B) It's marijuana, it's like sharing a beer but the USA is filled with weird shit on this.


It's actually against the law to share any other prescribed medicine as well, so I'm not sure why this guy felt he could share his medical weed. (Which in and of itself is already illegal, he just gets a medical exception for it.)

Per the letter of the law, he was probably dealing drugs.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Revealed
17. Re: Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Revealed Mar 6, 2018, 09:35 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 06:06:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 03:59:
dropped it cold and hard after reaching level 50 and never finding a single usable legendary till then, not ONE.

NOT ONE

... but legendary items aren't even supposed to start dropping until you're level 50. The only exception I've seen in like 600 hours is if you beat the main story boss before reaching 50.

At the same time I think this is a bit of a situation similar to Pillars of Eternity and Baldur's Gate where so many complaints about PoEt stem from the fact that it doesn't operate on D&D rules and the player's refusal to accept that decision. In Grim Dawn legendary items are powerful but unlike Diablo they're not necessary until end game builds. Same as gearing up based on item level - necessary in Diablo, more likely than not to mess you up in GD. A strong blue item can be far more valuable to a build than a higher level legendary. Heck, some green rings are worth wearing just for the resistance boosts.

Sure, but it's not as if blue items drop with any more regularity. I had maybe two blues by level 50 that were useful.

Once I reached 57, I did a check of my item levels. I was using stuff that was ranked between 42 and 48, with two items that were in the 50s. Meaning that for 15 levels straight, I never got an upgrade for some of my stuff. That's just a retarded drop rate for a game where loot is such an integral part.

For all the shit Diablo 3 (deservedly) got and gets, their Loot 2.0 is fantastic. Grim Dawn's loot system is the dumbest, boring grind possible.
 
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News Comments > Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Revealed
8. Re: Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods Revealed Mar 5, 2018, 23:30 Creston
 
Never quite liked GD, because of the truly god-awful drop rates. Legendaries are supposed to start dropping at 50. I finally quit at 67, when the game had dropped exactly 1 legendary (by the final boss, which is ALWAYS a legendary) and it was one I couldn't use at all. Why devs continue to insist on absolutely fucking retardedly low drop rates, I'll never understand.

Grim Dawn makes Borderlands 2 look downright generous in comparison.

I did play it again with a mod that

A) Massively upped the drop rates
B) Gave you like 3 or 5 skill points per level

but to make up for it, it also continuously increased the monster spawns as you leveled up. By the time I reached level ~ 60 with that, the entire screen would be filled with critters. It was actually a lot of fun, until the engine finally croaked on the thousands of spawns it was asked to create.

In any case, I got ashes of malmouth and thought it was pretty mediocre, so I'm definitely giving this a pass.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 5, 2018, 11:28 Creston
 
lol no.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. AT&T empty promises Mar 5, 2018, 11:26 Creston
 
Two years from now, the headline will read "AT&T claims it's met all its promises, despite not actually having spent a single dime on fiber. FCC whorebag Ajit Pai praises AT&T for great work."

 
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News Comments > On CHRONO TRIGGER PC Issues
2. Re: On CHRONO TRIGGER PC Issues Mar 5, 2018, 11:23 Creston
 
We made the least amount of effort possible, and now we're 'looking into the issues' this has caused.

Rolleyes

Here's what I don't get. With the obvious effort they put into things like the FF12 and FF15 ports, why dump other games, like Chrono and FF6, out from the freaking mobile port, when you KNOW people are going to be pissed over it.

Why not spend some money and put some time into it, and forego all that negativity? Oh wait, it's because suits have literally no common sense whatsoever.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2018, 11:09 Creston
 
Ethics review. For Ajit Pai?? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

"I have also been advised by the FCC's career ethics attorneys that I would not be able to accept the award upon my departure from government service."

Because you know that's the first thing he asked about, the fucking shitweasel.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2018, 11:11 Creston
 
I would LOVE to own a two-seater Messerschmitt, but my wife would probably object to me keeping it in the yard.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2018, 12:03 Creston
 
I've gone outside for "smoke" breaks. Had a manager whine at me what I was doing. Told him I was taking a smoke break. He said "You don't smoke!"

So?

He really had no answer.

It is especially galling when you work in a company that pays for its own health insurance. You're giving smoke breaks to people who are jacking up the costs for everyone, and the non-smokers are supposed to keep working? Smh.

 
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News Comments > Throw Anything Early Access
3. Re: Throw Anything Early Access Mar 1, 2018, 11:46 Creston
 
You add the word "in" between anything and early and you have a pretty clear picture of the current game market.

Video looks pretty fun, though I imagine this would get pretty boring after a short time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 28, 2018, 17:41 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 13:10:
The show really needs to distance itself from the shadow of the games to work for the fans of the games, who would likely be the ones controlling initial buzz of the show.

The show's producer said it would not be based off the games, but off the books.

Honestly, not a great idea imo, since the game has a substantially better story than the books. The last three books are basically Geralt constantly whining that his leg hurts and him trying to get to Nilfgaard because he thinks Ciri is there, even though you as the reader know she is not.

I barely recognized the bad-ass Geralt from the games in the books, apart from in a few of the short stories.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Launches With New Auto Royale Mode
8. Re: H1Z1 Launches With New Auto Royale Mode Feb 28, 2018, 17:36 Creston
 
Battle Royale is the new MOBA.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 27, 2018, 23:32 Creston
 
Trump won't pull trigger against the man who controls his puppet strings.
 
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News Comments > PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released
3. Re: PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released Feb 27, 2018, 23:31 Creston
 
Jagacademy wrote on Feb 27, 2018, 21:20:
Port of the mobile version, godawful on PCs.

Yep, terrible word of mouth all over.
 
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News Comments > ESRB Adding In-Game Purchase Label
3. Re: ESRB Adding In-Game Purchase Label Feb 27, 2018, 23:30 Creston
 
"I'm sure you're all asking why we aren't doing something more specific to loot boxes," Vance said. "And I'll tell you we 've done a lot of research are getting a lot of money to not do anything. Like, a LOT of money. So we're not going to do anything. Let's be honest, we're just a mouthpiece for the publishers anyway."


At least be honest about it, ESRB. "Research among parents" my ass.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. 46% of ICOs have failed already Feb 26, 2018, 12:27 Creston
 
It's almost as if there's really no intrinsic value tied to these things beyond speculative!

Amazing.
 
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News Comments > Hunt Down The Freeman Released
4. Re: Hunt Down The Freeman Released Feb 26, 2018, 12:25 Creston
 
Admittedly my Half Life knowledge isn't quite wiki-level, but isn't the 7 hour war when the Combine first invades the Earth? If so, who exactly are you hunting, since Gordon is stuck in intergalactic limbo as a guest of the G-man during those events?  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM
1. Re: Gone Gold - Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Feb 23, 2018, 17:52 Creston
 
I've heard tons of good things about the first one. Anyone here play it?
 
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