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Real Name John Prezioso   
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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 12, 2017, 11:12 Prez
 
Not any surprises on the most hated companies list. I know it was a different list (worst company maybe?), but I used to get such a chuckle out of seeing EA get hammered year after year.  
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News Comments > Diluvion Next Month
1. Re: Diluvion Next Month Jan 10, 2017, 19:58 Prez
 
Well it certainly looks fantastic, but in this day and age, with everything that has happened in the past, it boggles my mind that anyone would pre-order a game. I'll pick it up the day of release if it has a smooth launch with no performance problems.  
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News Comments > World War II Online Coming to Steam
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 8, 2017, 01:57 Prez
 
Rush job.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2017, 16:32 Prez
 
I find the OP Ed to be ridiculous; self-serving and completely pointless, but really... you kind of need to ask yourself how a guy telling his daughter that a classic Mario game is somehow misogynist and then bragging about it in a silly article affects your life at all. Why get bent out of shape over something so goofy and meaningless? Agree with it or not, is it really worth getting into an argument and hurling insults at each other over?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2017, 00:14 Prez
 
Father Mulcahey was such a great character, a standout in a great cast. William Christopher, Thanks for the laughs and rest in peace.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 100 of 2016
15. Re: Steam Top 100 of 2016 Jan 1, 2017, 20:13 Prez
 
Primalchrome what are you doing?!? Posting that you are HAPPY with the sale and the state of PC gaming?!? Don't you know where you are???

On the subject of No Man's Sky, it is not impossible to believe that it is still selling well. It's not really my kind of game, but neither is Euro Truck Simulator but it's selling well. I imagine that the type of gamer interested in the latter might also be interested in the former. Not everyone got caught up in the hype, and despite the game wasn't what was promised, No Man's Sky in its current form may very well appeal to many more casual gamers. Different strokes for different folks and all that.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Dec 31, 2016, 23:34 Prez
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 15:04:
See, this is the problem with interpretive lenses. Any particular lens might give a new perspective on a topic, but at the cost of filtering out other information.

So I'd don't have a problem with looking at female representation in games, just to see where things stand. If a programmer or producer wants to address that information in their game, more power to them.

The problem arises when people become so enamored with a lens (like feminism) that they forget that it is a lens, an imperfect view of the world. Then you get stupidity like this: a desperate attempt to find examples of your pet foibles in anything and everything. This is why most people not married to your lens look at your complaints as moronic... because you have to ignore so much contrary information in order to make everything fit into your lens...

Well said.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
21. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 23:29 Prez
 
Frijoles wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 13:48:
I don't think I voted the same for any of these. I'm out of touch with today's gamer, I guess.

Same. Not a single game I voted for won. Oh well, at least I got the trading cards.
 
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News Comments > Heavy Gear Assault Early Access
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2016, 22:31 Prez
 
I liked Heavy Gear back in the day; it did enough to set itself apart from the MechWarrior franchise with smaller, more nimble mechs and a cool universe. I'm not so interested in this, being multiplayer only, but I'm really looking forward to the Battletech project that came out of Kickstarter recently. And since someone mentioned Starsiege, that would be awesome to see revived too.  
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News Comments > Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface?
24. Re: Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface? Dec 21, 2016, 00:00 Prez
 
Jamil20 wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 23:23:
siapnar wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 20:05:
Prez wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:07:
It's a shame nothing really interesting beyond the Crysis series made use of it. Unless I'm missing something?
Only one I can think of is Kingdom Come: Deliverance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CryEngine_games

Well I'll be damned! I had no idea that so many games used the Cryengine! Surprised
 
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News Comments > Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface?
10. Re: Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface? Dec 20, 2016, 14:46 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:51:
Prez wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:07:
The Crysis games were love 'em or hate 'em kind of games - personally I loved them - but there's no question Crytek made some incredible tech. It's a shame nothing really interesting beyond the Crysis series made use of it. Unless I'm missing something? (And no, I'm not counting Star Citizen because from what I've read CIG has retooled it to the point that it is practically a new engine.)

I also loved Crysis. I think I played 1 & 2. Maybe 3? I remember getting a little tired of it in the middle of the second game, with some tedious passages.

Then again, saying that, I remember the end of the original Far Cry, where you had a sequence requiring you to fight something like 6 rocket mutants at once. I had to "cheat" by pushing a chair in the path of an auto-close door so I could run back halfway through for ammo and health. It... it just wasn't remotely fun.

edit - This part here, if I recall. Not even fun to watch. And wow, I don't remember Far Cry looking that awful.

Same here as far as Far Cry's graphics go - it REALLY didn't age well. I remember the later level with the multiple rocket mutants that you mentioned - I must have died 20 times before I finally beat them. Still, I have fond memories of that game. I just remember it looking much better than that...
 
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News Comments > Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface?
7. Re: Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface? Dec 20, 2016, 13:09 Prez
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:05:
Blame piracy

I was going to refrain from making a snide comment about only one in 20 gamers who played Crysis actually paid for it but you have forced my hand!

Unfortunately I can't think of anything clever to say. I guess I'm having an off day.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface?
6. Re: Crytek Closes Five Studios; Sells Warface? Dec 20, 2016, 13:07 Prez
 
The Crysis games were love 'em or hate 'em kind of games - personally I loved them - but there's no question Crytek made some incredible tech. It's a shame nothing really interesting beyond the Crysis series made use of it. Unless I'm missing something? (And no, I'm not counting Star Citizen because from what I've read CIG has retooled it to the point that it is practically a new engine.)  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
67. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 16, 2016, 17:11 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 11:06:
Quboid wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 09:47:
Beamer, you're not talking about right-wing gamers so generalisation is allowed.

Yeah, I'm pretty certain this site is left leaning, but not terribly so. We have a few out and out conservatives, such as Verno and Prez, and at this point I feel as if I get on fine with them, butting heads over a few social things and that's it (though, very much not always the case with Prez and I.)

I don't feel like denying climate change and pizzagate are "conservative" positions.

Beamer and me are totally cool.

It's funny - with everything that's happened to me over the past two years I have found myself doing two things:

First, I've been agreeing with more and more liberal positions. Don't get me wrong, the extreme left-wing nuts still completely turn me off, but public forums like this one hardly have any.

Second, I find myself completely turned off by divisive discussion like this one as of late. My first inclination is always to think of something diplomatic to say to try to "soften" the divide between people, but with hardline stances that is all but impossible so I just sit on my hands and watch from afar.

As for me and my political leanings, I would call myself as conservative as someone who believes in gay rights, does not want a right-leaning Supreme Court, is worried about climate change, probably would have voted for Bernie Sanders had he been a choice, believes the extremely rich should pay higher taxes, doesn't like Ted Cruz, doesn't want religion taught in public schools beyond its cultural and historical impact for various regions of the world, wishes Fox News wasn't a thing, believes corporate regulation is mandatory, and would like to see tighter restrictions on gun ownership could possibly be.

I'll leave someone else to make some sense of that, because I sure can't.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Survival Video
4. Re: Conan Exiles Survival Video Dec 8, 2016, 13:46 Prez
 
Looks really good, but I'm kinda done with Early Access titles. I'll wait until it's complete before checking it out.  
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News Comments > Arizona Sunshine i7-Exclusive Content Released for All
7. Re: Arizona Sunshine i7-Exclusive Content Released for All Dec 8, 2016, 13:43 Prez
 
A developer that listens to their fans and takes action??? What the hell is the world coming to?!  
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 22:18 Prez
 
Creston wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 22:14:
No, but seriously: FUCK KONAMI.

Wurd.


 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 14:59 Prez
 
#FucKonami  
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News Comments > Prey Gameplay Video
15. Re: Prey Gameplay Video Dec 2, 2016, 19:31 Prez
 
First of all, kudos to the devs for showing actual gameplay and actual mechanics from the game, not some fluffed-up cinematic that the released game won't match in theme or visual quality. I'd rather see this 100 times out of 100.

That said, I'm not getting "PREY" from any of what was shown. IP's generally are identified by a specific theme i.e. "Doom" means ridiculously fast shooting action against awesome looking demons for example. Based on the first game I feel like PREY means unsettling "which way is up???", wildly unpredictable firefights against creepy aliens. They got the "creepy aliens" down pat but nothing else.

And people have mentioned that they are making "System Shock", which I don't get at all. SS was all about incredibly disturbing atmosphere and imagery and the constant taunting of a ever-present all-seeing villain. (Shodan IS System Shock, and remains one of the greatest game villains of all time). NONE of that is in this trailer, so the parallels being drawn between SS and this game have me scratching my head.

Anyway, that's not to say that this short gameplay video shows everything there is to see about PREY, or that I didn't like what I saw, because I very much did. I just want to get a better idea of the big picture of the game.
 
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced
5. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced Dec 2, 2016, 17:47 Prez
 
I've heard a lot of groaning on the internet that it will follow the typical Telltale formula for episodic adventure games. The way I see it that's only a negative if you dislike said formula. I happen to like everything I've played by Telltale a lot. The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead were immensely enjoyable for me. I guess I'm one of those who likes the formula.  
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