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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Steam Customer Review Changes
16. Re: Steam Customer Review Changes May 4, 2016, 02:56 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on May 3, 2016, 20:44:
If I'm considering buying a game, I want to know how good it is now. Reviews from a launch fiasco aren't going anywhere but that's not particularly useful information to potential customer a year later.

Agreed. Not saying it was me... but I did float this idea over there. Because games can be destroyed day 1 and can fix initial issues and be quite good.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
27. Re: Battleborn Begins May 3, 2016, 23:52 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on May 3, 2016, 19:10:
ForgedReality wrote on May 3, 2016, 18:29:
Help me out here. Is "post-launch content" the new "DLC" where they can't be bothered to actually release a finished game, so they excuse that on the false premise that they're doing a service to gamers by continuing to support it, when in reality, they're just finishing the game after charging people for a partial experience so they don't get sued, or what?
I dunno, maybe. I haven't played it, but it sounds like a fair bit of content

- 25 unique playable characters
- 9 SP missions, totaling 12-15 hours or so.
- 6 MP maps
- 3 MP modes

And they're promising a bunch of free characters, maps, and modes soon. I guess you could call it "unfinished" but a game like this is pretty modular, so stuff can be added continuously to expand the game. When do you draw the line? I guess it depends on how much your trust GB to deliver. I've always found they've delivered a ton of value in their original games like BL 1 & 2, both of which I have 150 or so hours in each. My son started playing BL2 recently, and watching him play really gave me the itch.

Wow just 9 coop maps, they better be HUUUUGE!
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Begins
23. Re: Battleborn Begins May 3, 2016, 18:41 HorrorScope
 
This looks good to me.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2016, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
JediPunisher wrote on May 3, 2016, 15:35:
I triple boot Windows 10, Windows 7, and XP...
I use Windows 7 daily, and only boot Win10 or XP when I have to.
IMHO Windows 7 > 10 > XP > 8


LOL. XP over 8. Put classic shell on 8 and 7,8, 10 for most users... Same.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Steam Top 10 May 3, 2016, 17:01 HorrorScope
 
christheshitter wrote on May 2, 2016, 17:08:
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2016, 15:14:
I don't get the hate for Factorio. People complain that all the games these days are sequels and retreads, but when something unique comes out, they shit on that too.

As for old games being "better," I think it's rosetinted shades. Remember pixel hunts? Remember pressing all the walls in Doom and Quake to find the secret door? Remember having to trek across miles of nondescript terrain in Daggerfall? Remember reading walls of text in the original BG and FO games? Try playing those old games these days. The nostalgia usually doesn't live up to the reality.

There are bad trends in modern games for sure, but it's easy to avoid those. We live in a gaming guilded age right now.

I would otherwise agree with you but that's exactly those things you describe that was the charm with older games. There were a lot of crap back then as well but as games weren't as broadly and easy as they are now, they had a more specific target audience.

I want to use my head, i want a good challenge and i want deep games even though light games would suffice too. Nowadays it feels like you are you are a roller coaster visitor which doesn't have to do anything. That's why you have to dig a bit deeper to find those good gems of today when you really didn't have to before.

I get your point, but overall gravitate more towards JD. I want to add that there are so many games now, I don't need a few games to carry a whole year for me. So now mundane things, I don't need to burn hours with, in fact I'm looking for more elegance in design, to get in and get out. But then when a single game does grab me, then I really don't need anything else for a while.

There is just so much out there right now, IMO it's an incomparable era today. I just have to feel if you can't find some games that make you really happy, congratulations you have graduated past video games, you thought it would happen one day, you know grow up... it did.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 1, 2016, 12:25 HorrorScope
 
Right they aren't giving up, they can't give up. Basically that market is the mobile device market. Their CEO would get canned if they just gave the future up. Yes, we're throwing in the towel here at Intel.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans
19. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans Apr 29, 2016, 18:04 HorrorScope
 
Heltorne wrote on Apr 29, 2016, 00:08:
Steele Johnson wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 21:45:
Definitely one of the loneliest mmos I've ever played. Some of the toughest dungeons at the beginning are single-player only, so you can barely play with a friend. Their approach at trying to make it like a single-player game was the worst decision they could have made. It just turned out to be a boring single-player game with the option of having friends grind through boring quests with you. It's really too bad, because the graphics and sound were really good for the time.

So weird that's my favorite thing about this game!

Not weird, I'm with the op here, a MMO shouldn't be that heavily geared toward single player, but they do have to because there is a large group like yourself that want MMO's to be SP games if a player chooses. To me it is one part of the crappy MMO scene in general today.

IMO SP games are better than a MMO SP game. You always have to stay really tight in the numbers mix with a MMO, can't go too far out because everyone has to be lassoed in tightly. SP games, better story, doesn't matter on the perfect protected balance, I can have over the top things vs heavily controlled. In this case Mods beats zero mods to add in personal fun.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans
11. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online DLC Plans Apr 28, 2016, 17:53 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 13:50:
Ive actually been enjoying Guild Wars 2. Have several toons at lv 80 now.

Yeah I thought I was done with Gw2 and really MMO's but I did an update of the client after the lead designer left and wouldn't you know it, hooked. They've made a lot of nice improvements since I played a while a year after release. The spring time update was much needed on loosening the slots up some if you will. I'm shockingly impressed. The combat and strat of builds is exemplary imo.

Now ESO, perhaps had the same it's good but sort of ehh like GW2 did for me initially. So with a new expansion and perhaps like getting rid of the Vet grind and reworking some mechanics. Maybe, just maybe.

But GW2 and what I remember of ESO when I played oh say a year ago for a couple months. GW2 by several lengths.
 
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News Comments > New Borderlands Confirmed
22. Re: New Borderlands Confirmed Apr 23, 2016, 11:23 HorrorScope
 
Gadzooks wrote on Apr 23, 2016, 04:15:
BL2 on the other hand, had an actual story, that was more than just "Go to planet, find vault, open vault" that was the gist of the first one. The main thing however with BL2, was just the sheer brilliance that went into the dialog between the npcs and the characters. So many lines went on to be well known things all over the net, even by people who didnt ever play borderlands.

Yep. It sticks out like how the same narrative stuck on in System Shock 2. I feel BL2 is a mix of Diablo/SS2 game mechanic wise and that is a good mix in general.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Apr 22, 2016, 13:23 HorrorScope
 
NamecaF wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 23:16:
LOL. Prince was a colossal wanker. Everytime I hear his name I cant help but laugh and think of this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhcParuzpc


One of those, click to see it, 31 minutes, I'll watch a couple to get the jist. 31 minutes later done watching. Good story, as much insight as I probably need to know about Prince and his ways. We know he has many songs fully produced and in vault we've never heard.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 22, 2016, 11:59 HorrorScope
 
There must be something going on for why they would do this:

Scam or law change. This mentions only seeing it in EU and we know there have been some changes in EU law with game distribution/ownership.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 19, 2016, 22:37 HorrorScope
 
Intel could have a lot more money if they could figure out how to make a much faster processor in the $300 range. Static over here. It's not like we don't want to buy, you just aren't giving us a reason. Are we at the end?  
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News Comments > Mafia III in October
17. Re: Mafia III in October Apr 19, 2016, 13:11 HorrorScope
 
Bold Predictions

All new games from AAA publishers will have DLC and Season Passes.

I think many aren't crazy about this, but it is what it is, you are fighting a losing battle. Perhaps a good self-catch is to think perhaps these are the things generationally, with each generation has their own unique things that grow people old and cranky. "I don't like", "when I was a kid", "it was better" and all of that. Continue on though, act surprised by this. Easier to just ignore game or buy a few years down the line, assume time between release and GOTY $10 sale as additional testing and patching.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: Petition for Legacy World of Warcraft Servers Passes 150k Apr 18, 2016, 18:20 HorrorScope
 
DarkCntry wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:46:
Yes, WoW's overall gameplay has changed somewhat from vanilla and the focus of the game has shifted from group-oriented content and raids to that of what we have now,

I haven't played in forever, but what is it like now? Curious.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
18. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 14:03 HorrorScope
 
NegaDeath wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 13:58:
If this thing ever launches all these ship sales are going to make it like joining a late-game MMO for new players. Lowly newbs who dare to purchase the final game will be smited from above by the gamblers for their audacity to exist.

Awaiting "it isn't pay 2 win" response.

I agree. Throw in a number of EA games as well.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Sales Record
8. Re: Dark Souls III Sales Record Apr 18, 2016, 13:17 HorrorScope
 
maximus0402 wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 12:14:
If your getting 3 to expect to have a better port for PC then from what I understand there is some key mapping limitations

Yeah I fired up my boys copy, he's on a game pad and yes I know I hear over and over play it that way. But then again, it's 3rd person and to me it seems it should be totally fine with a k/m. I would normally be amazed at how sloppy the remapping screen and remapping works in general, but from reading over the years, it seems this was always a weak spot. Surprised though that they just can't get some of these very small issues right. It is selling quite well on the pc end. I know there is a patch coming so I decided to wait for this and some other reasons.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Extended
38. Re: DOOM Open Beta Extended Apr 18, 2016, 13:13 HorrorScope
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 12:54:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 12:43:
mram wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 02:45:
Both me and my kiddo got on the Overwatch beta and the Doom beta for this weekend. We played the hell out of Overwatch. Doom got about 10 minutes, and we even had some trouble with logging in.

Pretty much my entire feelings are mirrored by the plentiful Steam reviews.

Was that a full 10 minutes or more like hard 5? Yes, someone stated that a lot of reviews are from players under 1 hour, I think he meant that as a bad review due to not enough time. But whatever, either game you mention is just all more of the same we've had, good or bad. Doom is all but a name now, those that mattered in the making of the franchise, long gone.

One hour is enough! It's all the same, over and over.

Yeah I can agree in several cases but it is still a bit shallow, ones mood, commitment, preconceived feelings can really vary with such a quick peak.

But then the wise choice is "I already own this type of game already, same thing over and over, might as well save the $60 and play that". It's what I pretty much conclude most of the time. It is why VR is intriguing to me, something fresh, I think we need it, but opinions will vary.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Apr 18, 2016, 13:10 HorrorScope
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 09:53:
shihonage wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 05:01:
making games at a company like EA, Origin, Ubisoft, etc., is just making SOFTWARE. It's not a passionate, creative task.
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Big giant AAA games are all garbage anyway.

Wow, the angst is real. This kind of insufferable attitude is what kept me off the (new wave) indie games for years, just out of spite.

In general I thought his points were well made other than as you point out, this was very over stated about AAA's all seemingly are bad, in fact many are very good and most can only be made with an army due to scale. To me it totally has its place, like indies do as well, very healthy state right now other than over-saturation.

That said, I would never do what you do... you basically did two wrongs. 1. We're controlled by what others say and reacted in the opposite because of #2. Out of spite. Don't let others push you around, just take it as an opinion for which it is, there is no total agreement in things like games.

This whole board can hate... ports, AAA's, Indies, VR, 3D TV, whatever. That won't change my mind unless they really were able to point out something that I'm missing that is really tangible as to why I should not like something. It happens from time to time, but usually some other category than what I've stated. There are way too many games now that I don't even need to sweat a particular games bad decision in terms of design or marketing. I can just totally move on and miss nothing, rarely is it worth the time anymore.

Like if Doom sucks, so what? First I probably have 25 other PvP games or SP romps to play, some still with "Install" next to their name that I haven't even played yet. There is another 1/2 dozen in the works releasing soon. Doom isn't even Doom anymore in terms of who's doing it, it is a marketing name game, there's something not to fall for.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Extended
35. Re: DOOM Open Beta Extended Apr 18, 2016, 12:43 HorrorScope
 
mram wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 02:45:
Both me and my kiddo got on the Overwatch beta and the Doom beta for this weekend. We played the hell out of Overwatch. Doom got about 10 minutes, and we even had some trouble with logging in.

Pretty much my entire feelings are mirrored by the plentiful Steam reviews.

Was that a full 10 minutes or more like hard 5? Yes, someone stated that a lot of reviews are from players under 1 hour, I think he meant that as a bad review due to not enough time. But whatever, either game you mention is just all more of the same we've had, good or bad. Doom is all but a name now, those that mattered in the making of the franchise, long gone.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 17, 2016, 18:43 HorrorScope
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 22:14:
Pigeon wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 13:54:
Fantaz wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 13:50:
it would probably be silly to buy a new video card at this point now with the new ones coming out really soon (Pascal, etc.)

Even if you don't care about having the latest tech, once pascal comes out there will likely be some deep discounts on the 970 and 980(ti).

It never seems like it's nearly as good of a discount as you'd expect, which is what they're going for...they want you to buy the newest cards.

Right, I have never really know it to work like that with pc parts.
 
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