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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jan 10, 2017, 18:01 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 16:36:
Well, technically you didn't have to, but the score requirements were so stupidly high that in order to get it with the sp game alone, you literally had to do every single quest perfectly to make it.

I'm so glad I didn't bother with that game. It boggles my mind they thought that was a great idea...

Yeah it was stupid. They fortunately wised up later and made the required score much, MUCH lower, so that you no longer really had to work at it to get the 'good' ending (well, the slightly less sucky ending). It's a shame, because the game was fucking amazing. When you say goodbye to Garrus at the end... damn... in the feels, bro!



 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 10, 2017, 16:36 Creston
 
Well, technically you didn't have to, but the score requirements were so stupidly high that in order to get it with the sp game alone, you literally had to do every single quest perfectly to make it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 10, 2017, 16:35 Creston
 
Once Wheeler is out, prepare for shitloads more of "sneaky fees", only then they can just flat-out call them "Shareholder Profit Requirements."

"We will have huge fees! YUUUGE! The best fees!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2017, 13:52 Creston
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 10:50:
That's 5.83 million right?

Be interesting to see how much in bonuses/raises/vacations/etc the school's administration "earns" this year.

I'll have 5.83 million for $400, Alex.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 10, 2017, 13:49 Creston
 
It's funny, when Tim Sweeney tied his company's games to Microsoft's consoles for oodles of money, he wasn't this adamant about shit remaining open.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2017, 13:47 Creston
 
It's been a year already? Damn.

Rest easy, spaceman.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 10, 2017, 13:46 Creston
 
I imagine he's referring to multiplayer not building up your readiness score, or whatever, so you're not stuck getting the shit single player ending unless you do literally every single fetch quest ever imagined in the history of gaming. (Something they later patched out by having the better endings require less "warscore" or whatever inane crap it was called.)

It was one of the worst systems ever implemented in a game. I'm glad to see they finally woke up over there.
 
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News Comments > Tibia Turns 20
1. Re: Tibia Turns 20 Jan 10, 2017, 13:41 Creston
 
Never heard of it, but congrats!  
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News Comments > No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
36. Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 9, 2017, 12:53 Creston
 
If there is story DLC, it's not going to be free. Why would that be free? It actually takes significant time from a huge chunk of people to make that. (Not to mention cost for the VO crew etc)

I'm fairly sure all their MP DLC will be free, though, just like it was in ME3. Which is great, because they released a ton of cool maps and classes, and since it was free, it never fractured the player base.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
57. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 8, 2017, 10:29 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 06:52:
Creston wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 16:45:
Other than that, I think Andromeda looks very good. But I'm a HUGE ME fan, (Huge. Yuuuuuuuge! Like, the biggest fan!) so take that as you will.
Brother please stop, I'm RIGHT there with you. I LOVE this franchise and they are seriously going to have to fuck this up for me to hate it. This is EASILY a day one purchase for me regardless of reviews. I can only hope that you might be with me there when we play online? I'm seriously gimped because of my stroke but I still have one good hand and i'll defend the galaxy with you if you'll have meh!

A stroke? Jesus, buddy, I'm so sorry to hear that.

But yeah, we'll play online.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 7, 2017, 01:19 Creston
 
Also, wow, just 500K copies for Deus Ex, and 450K for Dishonored 2. That's pretty terrible for 2 of the best games on PC this year...

 
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3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 7, 2017, 01:16 Creston
 
Paid revenue flat. Wow. That's a big change from just two years ago (IIRC), when it was still growing 30% year over year over year.

Too many other digital storefronts constantly undercutting Steam, lackluster sales and nothing but endless page after endless page of garbage shit games, and the Steam machine has finally ground to a halt.

Valve better start paying attention, and, I dunno, maybe have some dude roll his fucking desk over and make some changes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 7, 2017, 01:14 Creston
 
The only way you will get corps to give a shit about security in the IoT is to STOP BUYING THEIR FUCKING BROKEN PRODUCTS.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 7, 2017, 01:12 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 01:00:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 22:58:
I think starting and ending the game with Illuminati cutscenes but not really resolving anything with the Illuminati in the actual game is what annoyed people.

I wonder if part of the issue is that the original Deus Ex is far enough in gaming's past now that people either have forgotten its plot and characters, or never played it to begin with. If you know who everyone is in the Illuminati cutscenes in Mankind Divided, then you also know that Adam Jensen isn't actually ever going to unmask and destroy them, because with one exception they're all around in Deus Ex, still doing Illuminati-type things. With that in mind, you expect Jensen to perhaps foil an Illuminati plot or two, but that by game's end, they'll still be out there, influencing world events from the shadows. Given that that's exactly what happens, it didn't feel like half an ending to me. If on the other hand, names like Bob Page, Lucius DeBeers, and Joseph Manderley don't mean anything to you, then I could see how some players might end up with the impression that Jensen is actually going to defeat them personally, and be disappointed when he doesn't.

Very well said.

Btw, the books are pretty good. Cool free swag.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Zombies wiping out humans in 100 days Jan 6, 2017, 19:16 Creston
 
What the fuck ever. Maybe the fast, aggressive ones from 28 Days or something, but the Walking Dead ones? Please. Every time that show shows an army base overrun by zombies I just roll my eyes. Guys with .50 cal stationary machine guns and nigh infinite ammo getting overrun by things that slowly shuffle towards you. Okay...

For that matter, zombies in the entire US would just get shot to shit before it could ever get out of hand. There'd be far more worry about trigger-happy good ole' boys murdering half the population "'CAWS IT SHOOR LOOKT LIKE ONE OF DEM DERE ZOMBIERS TO ME!"
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
39. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 19:12 Creston
 
Mass Effect 2 is a fantastic game. If you've never played it, please grab it and play it. It is AWESOME.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2017, 19:11 Creston
 
If only we could make our president-elect smart with a simple camera...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
55. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 6, 2017, 16:45 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 12:46:
There are, by reports, like 12+ full planets you can investigate and several small outpost like sections, so where that's concerned it should be fine. Also, ME1 had just as much combat as ME2/3, it was just shitty combat versus decent combat, so eh.

Wait for reviews. I'm planning on getting it day one, so I will post a review a few days later.


The real question is, did they just DA:I this game? I saw a lot of "collect resources and upgrade your stuffs!" bullshit in the previous trailers. What do you think of this game so far?

Yeah that's what I'm worried about too. Though Bioware has been asked that question multiple times in interviews, and they say they learned from DA:I in that respect, and it doesn't have it near as much. Whether that's true or not, nobody can really say until the game is out, of course.

To be honest, the "Gather 500 of these" in every map stuff in DA:I didn't really bother me, as I tend to visit every nook and cranny of a map anyway, and thus will pick all that stuff up as I walk past it. It was also very easy to ignore, as you didn't even really get that much cool stuff from it.

Other than that, I think Andromeda looks very good. But I'm a HUGE ME fan, (Huge. Yuuuuuuuge! Like, the biggest fan!) so take that as you will.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
54. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 6, 2017, 16:40 Creston
 
Dev wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 01:47:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 15:20:
And no matter how many words they underline in their press blurb, it's not going to change that reality.
To be fair, each of those is a link. You didn't do that in yours

I can only put in so much effort to be snarky.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 6, 2017, 12:15 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 10:45:
Is the PS4 that much better of a console or is Andromeda intentionally gimped on the xbone?

The former. The PS4 has like 30% (IIRC) more graphics oomph than the hilariously underpowered xbone.
 
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