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News Comments > EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics
9. Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics Feb 20, 2016, 15:09 Creston
 
CrushBug wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 13:53:
Creston wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 13:25:
I wanted to vote Only on PC, but I refuse to sign up for the tardery that is Twitter. So Bioware, if any of you still read here, this is one vote for Only On PC.


Noted.

Thanks Derek
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 20, 2016, 13:32 Creston
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 16:28:
On the other subject, man, Wheeler has turned out to be a lot better FCC chair than I thought he'd be.

That one still baffles me. Within six months he turned from AT&T/Verizon/Comcast stoolie into the Hero of the Common Man. He must be a Synth.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 20, 2016, 13:31 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 17:19:
Apple can't refuse a legal order stemming from a criminal case.

Correct, but that is not what they are doing. They are not refusing to follow a legal order. They are challenging that the order IS legal. They have every right to do so, and in fact, have until February 24th IIRC to actually file the challenge.

So this cuntsack senator is bitching about Apple not doing something before Apple's term to object has even expired. What do you mean, Senators should know how the actual fucking law works? WE'RE SENATORS, DAMMIT! WE DON'T ABIDE BY THE LAW!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2016, 13:27 Creston
 
Bet you morons wish you'd taken that 45 BILLION dollar bid from MS, huh?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2016, 13:26 Creston
 
Other than Google Fiber, FIOS is the best internet service you can get. Anyone who is in their territory, get it NOW.  
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News Comments > EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics
1. Re: EA Asks About Interest in Dragon Age Tactics Feb 20, 2016, 13:25 Creston
 
I wanted to vote Only on PC, but I refuse to sign up for the tardery that is Twitter. So Bioware, if any of you still read here, this is one vote for Only On PC.

 
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
2. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 13:23 Creston
 
Is anyone having framerate issues during the actual game, or just in the transfer scenes, like I am?

I honestly don't even care about the FPS drops in the transfer scenes. Be nice if they fixed them, but eh. I'd much rather see them spend time on tweaking the 'random' map generator, so it stops really just generating one kind of map that just looks different.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
27. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 16:35 Creston
 
Xcom 2 bores me already, to be honest.

Procedurally generated maps are great, but not if EVERY SINGLE MISSION GENERATED follows the exact same generation procedure. Your target is always exactly one block away, with a building in between you and it. That it looks sort of different from time to time is absolutely pointless, since it's still just "pass one building to the next one." and that's the whole map.

That's not even mentioning the six Avatar Project maps which are all literally the same building sitting just outside a raised area so that you can stand on the ledge and snipe everything.

I liked the maps of EU/EW better. At least there was some variety.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2016, 14:13 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 13:41:
Apple is saying it is impossible for them to decrypt it. The way the security and encryption was designed even they can't bypass the locks to the data. The DOJ wants to brute force the password but there are security measures in the software to resist that, including long intervals between attempts and an auto-wipe if attempted too many times. The DOJ wants Apple to write a custom OS that removes those checks.

Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!

And of course, then there's the Senator who wants to make following due process illegal Ex Post Facto.

"The Constitution? Oh, you mean that list of 27 things we're sworn to pretend doesn't exist?"
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2016, 11:55 Creston
 
While I am in no way, shape or form on the government's side in this story, there is one thing that puzzles me:

Is it POSSIBLE to decrypt this iPhone, or not? Apple kept saying that it was impossible to do, so the government demands a back door which Apple rightfully refuses to do. However, there seem to be hints that writing a custom firmware for the phone will actually still allow it to be decrypted. If so, isn't that already a back door?

And if so, if there already IS a back door, albeit a complicated one, why refuse to decrypt the phone? That stance really makes little sense anymore at that point. I can see their stance if it's genuinely impossible, but otherwise... might as well decrypt it, since you've already let the genie out of the box anyway.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
13. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 11:48 Creston
 
I quite enjoy FO4, but GotY is a complete and utter joke. Witcher 3 and MGS5 are both so much better it's not even funny. They might as well just admit "Look, Bethesda gave us the most money."

Congratulations, FO4. You won the "My publisher paid the most money for this award" award.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free Weekend
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2016, 09:57 Creston
 
LiTh wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 05:50:
My complaint of this game is that it is just ridiculously easy to succeed. It offers nowhere near the challenge of SimCity4 (the last real sim city).

What were your guys take on the difficulty curve? I know its quite popular and well received here at Blues.

Well, what's your definition of "succeed"? If you're talking about just being in positive cash flow, then yes.

If you're talking about having your entire town running well, no traffic issues, no unhappiness issues etc, it's quite a bit more challenging, imo. The traffic especially requires quite some fiddling to get moving properly. (I REALLY wish we could place our own intersections, rather than hoping the game will randomly pick what I need to be there...)
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Trailer
7. Re: Far Cry Primal Trailer Feb 19, 2016, 09:13 Creston
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 01:16:
SirKnight wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 23:21:
It's going to be weird and unfortunate that I won't get to use a sniper rifle, rocket/grenade launcher, flamethrower or other crazy weapon...but this game still looks pretty interesting to me.

I'm sure there will be a rockette-launcher

Hehehe.

I commend Ubi for at least taking some chances with one of their prime franchises, but I'm not really sure I'll get this. Not really my thing.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
12. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 17:23 Creston
 
John de Lancie: Human Emperor
Michael Dorn: Narrator

Q AND WORF!!!!

Anyway, it looks brilliant. When is this due?
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Launches Snowfall Expansion & Adds Free Editor
11. Re: Cities: Skylines Launches Snowfall Expansion & Adds Free Editor Feb 18, 2016, 17:22 Creston
 
It looks very cool, actually.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress Trailer
1. Re: Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress Trailer Feb 18, 2016, 12:31 Creston
 
Looks like it could be a lot of fun. Which is something the game sorely needs.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2016, 10:20 Creston
 
The whole book to me seems like Shatner going "Hey, I can write a book about how I felt about Leonard now that he's dead, and make some money!"

It just screams tacky to me.
 
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News Comments > Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3
33. Re: Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3 Feb 17, 2016, 22:37 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 19:34:
"Now, now, let's not bicker and argue about 'oo killed 'oo. This is supposed to be a happy occasion!"

You can't really blame Warren for that. He had to play the PR game. It's not like he could have come right out and said, 'Look, MS drove a dumptruck full of money to the office so the game has to work for the Xbox.'


Hehehe. So true. I loved all the Iraqi Spokesman memes that got blasted all over their forums at the time "Deus Ex has not been dumbed down!"
 
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News Comments > Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3
25. Re: Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3 Feb 17, 2016, 17:28 Creston
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 16:19:
It was "one city block", and he said it would be interesting, not the best thing ever.

It doesn't really matter, but I'm pretty sure he said it the way I did, but he did so on the Ion Storm forum once when people were (rightfully) complaining about the prospect of the maps for Ex Deus:IW being tiny and shitty because they had to fit in the shitty 64MB of memory of the shitty Xbox. He was basically going "Oh, the size of the map doesn't matter!"

Except it really kind of did, since most of Ex Deus:IW's maps were... shitty.

He might have changed the saying later.

But I give more credit to Harvey Smith for the "immersive simness" of Deus Ex, so who knows what Spector will do with this game.

Those are fighting words around here... Harvey Smith. Aka Mr "Unified Ammo."

(Though I'll give him credit for Dishonored, as Dishonored is pretty awesome.)

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News Comments > Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3
10. Re: Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3 Feb 17, 2016, 14:29 Creston
 
Drayth wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 12:49:
Spector? I just *met* her!

:-groan-: You! OUT!

 
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