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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2017, 10:49 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:45:
The gorilla reunion was something.


Yeah that was really cool.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
73. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 10:37 Creston
 
I really like how they've done the outposts. How you can choose between what type you want them to be, how different they get, how people react with regards to that choice, it's cool. Plus they're fun to walk around and listen to the tons of intra-NPC chatter.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 10:06 Creston
 
So first whatshername at Yahoo, and now Peluso at IBM. Why do they have such a hatred for working from home?

Also, holy fucking fuck, IBM has 2600 fucking marketing people? TWENTY-SIX HUNDRED! WHAT FOR?

Steve Jobs was obsessed with creating unplanned meetings, going so far as to propose building all of the bathrooms in Pixar’s offices in only one part of the building to encourage them

Steve Jobs really was the biggest fucking asshole on the planet.
 
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News Comments > Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows
1. Re: Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows Mar 22, 2017, 10:03 Creston
 
Somewhere, far in the distance, a poor Microsoft engineer is standing there with the tattered remnants of DX12, going "We're still here! Hello? Guys? Guys...?"

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
46. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 16:51 Creston
 
[SC]TherMight wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 16:27:
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 15:08:
Well, Dragon Age MP was just Mass Effect 3 MP, so nothing has really changed much there.
Have to disagree, they really were not the same multiplay.
ME3 multiplayer had an element of danger and challenge to it that was never really there in DA multiplayer.
DA was a crawl through multiple rooms and you could often stay in the open and run.
ME3 was more compact and you were dead if you did not take down certain enemies fast together and mostly stay together.
ME3 itemization was better in a lot of ways but grindy in ways that would probably hurt it in today's age.
ME3's class and skill balance was such that someone with amazing skill could really shine and carry a group.
In DA it felt to me your individual performance mattered less.

Fair enough, I played maybe 20 minutes of DA:I MP, because I found it terribly boring. I was just stating (clumsily) that DA:I was derived from MP3, rather than Andromeda being derived from DA:I.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
120. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 21, 2017, 15:17 Creston
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 05:47:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 05:18:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 03:24:

The only negative I really have had is ship travel is tedious. I'm hoping as time goes on, Bioware will add an option to speed it up, even at the cost of loading screen increase.


Explain that one out a bit if you don't mind. Otherwise I'm not feeling bad about getting this from GMG for $45.

A non-skippable animation takes place whenever you move between planets/systems. Some of these can take up to 20 seconds to complete, and while 20 seconds seems short, it adds up after you're flying back and forth through the galaxy.

Most of them are there to cover up loading screens for ambiance, but mostly they get tedious after your first few fly-bys.

Yeah, they're loading screens. I just wish that on an M.2 SSD on PC, said loading screen would get cut short when it's done loading, rather than having to finish the whole animation because on the stupid Xbone that load takes 40 seconds. :\
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Mar 21, 2017, 15:11 Creston
 
Still no RDR HD. Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 21, 2017, 15:09 Creston
 
Seems legit.

Don't worry though, they can just tax the poor / middle class more to make up for it.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
33. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 15:08 Creston
 
[SC]TherMight wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 14:44:
It hurts to not buy this game at launch. But I have many other games and... Sounds like it needs patches and more reviews.

If I could buy just the multiplayer I probably would do that. Though I am disappointed they didn't seem to have innovated much in the multiplayer. Seems like ME:Andromeda has become more like DragonAge multiplayer now?

Well, Dragon Age MP was just Mass Effect 3 MP, so nothing has really changed much there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. TSA explains Mar 21, 2017, 14:59 Creston
 
"Because we're a bunch of fucking morons?"


Essentially what the TSA is saying here is that "Our pre-boarding screening is literally zero percent effective in finding explosives. So when we make you take your laptop out of your bag, and your CPAP machine out of the bag, and put them in separate containers, and send them through separately, yeah, that's all just bogus bullshit. We couldn't find that bomb if you put a big sign on your laptop that said 'This is actually a bomb'."

Imbeciles.


 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
31. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 14:43 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:58:
I think they just ran out of time, but they have every intention of "really, really tweaking all those movements."

I'm pretty sure that Fabrice dude was talking about "really tweaking" all those movements for the gold release. Not for an upcoming patch.

So this was the end result of them "really tweaking" it. Wow, how freaking terrible were the animations before?

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
29. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 13:59 Creston
 
Bopper wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:55:
I was VERY letdown by the combat in the beginning. I am playing on hardcore so if I attempted to do anything other than hunker behind cover I would die very quickly. This led me to a strategy where I hide behind the same cover and pick off enemies with headshots.

I remember the ambush you are talking about. I ended up waiting inside one of the buildings, letting the enemies come to me one after another and headshotting them from behind a desk. It felt really artificial and I felt like I was cheesing the whole system. It would have been nice to be forced to mix it up, i.e. if they threw grenades or rushed my position, forcing me to regroup but it didn't happen.

The fiend was the saddest part, he happily parked his ass on the ground while I simply took pot shots at his head from the roof. I would move forward, headshot him, move back. He would shoot back with the acid projectile but he would always hit the roof, rendering the attack/threat completely inconsequential. While I did this I ordered my NPC buddy to attack him which resulted in her standing 6 feet away from it and do...nothing. She would just stare at it and the fiend was perfectly content trying to shoot me (or rather, attempt to shoot me) while there was a perfectly good target in front of him.

I hope this was a fluke or just bad luck with the AI/encounter. I might have to try upping it to the highest difficulty; your encounter sounded a lot more epic.

Still, it was fun

I replayed the battle after, and the Fiend actually CAME UP ON THE ROOF with me. That was a bit of a "OH SHIT!" moment.

And I could have tried to just headshot him and duck back, but I had no anti-armor weapons, so it would have taken years. I finally was able to kite him around the area and just empty like 30 clips of assault rifle ammo into him. I think I finished every single one of the ammo boxes by the time he finally went down.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
23. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 13:08 Creston
 
Drayth wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 12:59:
What, did you guys all call in sick today??! Damn you!!

I wont be able to dive in fully till the weekend, but taking next Monday off for... planet surveying purposes...

I feel a strain of the Andromeda flu coming on. I hope it won't have too bad of an effect on my mass. :WINK WINK:
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
22. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 13:06 Creston
 
Sho wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 10:21:
Basically, since this is intended as the start of a new series in the franchise, I expect the negative reaction to force them into dropping a large patch later to fix the animations. I'll hold off for 3-4 months and see what shakes down.

That's SO much work, though. I mean, every single conversation takes an animator like 4-5 hours to get it right. So if they have to do that for (guessing here) 5000+ conversations, there's no way EA is going to sign off on that.

(Before anyone says, yes, they SHOULD have done this to begin with. I agree that the animations are, by and large, pretty freaking awful.)
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
21. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 13:04 Creston
 
Had a fun combat last night that really showcases the new vertical aspect and the jetpack.

I got ambushed by a bunch of Kett and a Fiend. Since the Fiend kills me in one blow on high diff, and I had nothing that hurt armor (I didn't expect something with armor to show up so soon), I jetpacked to the top of the office buildings I was near. I didn't want to stay on the ground and get ganked by the Fiend while I'm trying to take out the Kett.

The Kett and I would take potshots at each other, while the fiend was spitting globs of acid from the ground. Then, the Kett started jumping up to the roof. So I Vanguard Charged them off the roof every time they showed up, several times dumping them right near the Fiend who'd roflstomp them. It was pretty hilarious.

Then three of the Kett enforcers/heavies jumped onto the roof, forcing me off and wage a running battle with the now far better positioned Kett and trying not to get eaten by that frigging Fiend. That was not so hilarious.

But it was still awesome.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
70. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 20, 2017, 21:13 Creston
 
Drayth wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 20:05:
Yeah, I stated that. But then I got home and watched the vid concerning the magic gethscope, so w/e

Oops, you did say that. My bad.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
80. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 20:38 Creston
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 20:19:
lol people call this trash GOTY, lol damn standards in gaming dropped below acceptable levels it seems and there is no going back.

Who called it GOTY?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
76. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 20:14 Creston
 
Nvidia has their andromeda driver out.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
68. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 20, 2017, 19:59 Creston
 
Drayth wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 19:23:
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2017, 17:46:
Ah, okay. The entire concept of an FTL sensor is inane, but I'll accept a Magical McSpaceGuffin.

They did establish that data can be sent via quantum entangled pairs in ME2, which would be instantaneous no matter the distance. That's actually theoretically "doable", if not a bit of a mind fuck (well this is assuming they got a sensor into Andromeda to beam the information back.. maybe I should watch that video. It's late, I'm at work.. I need to get out of here).

Quantum entanglement works fine, but you would actually need to have one of the entangled pair IN ANDROMEDA for that to work.

Redmask, I didn't mean for my remark to sound as if I was getting down on you for it. I'm sorry you don't like the game. Hopefully Bioware will learn from their mistakes and make a better next one.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
74. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 19:56 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:51:
Mass Effect: Racist Space Jesus

I'd buy it!

But can we play as FemJesus?


 
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