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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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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
1. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 10:41 Creston
 
Woo! Very excited. The new combat system looks great.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 23:08 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 09:56:
Retired wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 08:37:
Made chili and lasagna today for family feast at work tonight. BOOM. Love it.

Really hoping the "BOOM" weren't certain types of body noises.

After Chili and Lasagna? That's pretty much a given.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2017, 23:07 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 19:07:
No Saturday post as of yet. I wonder if Blue is moving today.

I'd imagine so. That, or both his internet connections died horrible deaths.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released
15. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released Feb 25, 2017, 12:23 Creston
 
Congrats on the apartment, SMA!
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 25, 2017, 12:22 Creston
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 20:45:
The most well-known portion of the privacy order requires ISPs to get opt-in consent from consumers before sharing Web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other third parties. The opt-in rule is supposed to take effect December 4, 2017, unless the FCC or Congress eliminates it before then.

Pai has said that ISPs shouldn't face stricter rules than online providers like Google and Facebook, which are regulated separately by the Federal Trade Commission.

That's kind of... well, insane. Who believes that Google and Facebook have equal access to your data as your ISP?

Nobody. But the ISPs believe that if they give random-ass Republican senators as many bribes as Google and Facebook do, they should get the same treatment. Since Ajit Pai is the republicans' good little bitch, he does what his masters order him to do.

I hope he gets Vulcan Aids, the fucking piece of shit.

 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released
4. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released Feb 24, 2017, 15:16 Creston
 
Wesp5 wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 14:29:
Creston wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 13:41:
It sounds like a fun mission, but I really wish it got integrated into the main storyline somehow.

So this doesn't really fit in? All other DLCs for both Human Revolution and Mankind Divided were so obviously just cut content to sell later, that it's almost justified the series ended like this because of the developer greed! Just compare them to the Dishonered DLCs, which were real expansions...

I don't know if it fits in story-wise, to be honest, I meant that you have to play it separately from the main menu.

Please let us know what you thought, SMA. I'm on the fence about getting it.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released
1. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released Feb 24, 2017, 13:41 Creston
 
It sounds like a fun mission, but I really wish it got integrated into the main storyline somehow.
 
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News Comments > Former Irrational Developers Form Ghost Story
1. Re: Former Irrational Developers Form Ghost Story Feb 23, 2017, 23:49 Creston
 
Hope they'll do well, I thought the way they all got shitcanned from Irrational while Ken Levine stayed on was a huge pile of bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 22:33 Creston
 
I thought Ryzen was 8 core only?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 21:02 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 16:19:
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 13:47:
What the shit, AMD? I thought you'd been saying you were looking to get market share back, and would price accordingly. And then you charge $329 for your cheapest processor?
It beats the $440 dollar 6800k. Not sure if you want to get you panties in a wad just yet.
Besides, AMD just can't give their processors away, that would not make good business sense in the long run.

That's fair enough, but I kind of expected them to come in sub 300.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2017, 13:51 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 00:01:
Creston wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 21:39:
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 17:40:
BobBob wrote on Feb 21, 2017, 17:33:
When I was a kid I had a surgery called "naso-antral windows". Kept me out school for months. It was a painful recovery process.
Todays ENT specialists look at that procedure and shudder at the butchery of it, much like tomorrow's doctors will look at todays medicine and shake their heads.

"It's like the goddamned Spanish Inquisition!"

- Bones McCoy.

OBLIGATORY.

(Also ties in with the KXMode conversation)

Diabolical Laughter

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 22, 2017, 13:47 Creston
 
What the shit, AMD? I thought you'd been saying you were looking to get market share back, and would price accordingly.

And then you charge $329 for your cheapest processor?
 
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