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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 20, 2017, 20:40 HorrorScope
 
Just seems like they are way ahead of it. One day I hear, if a car were to be fully automated, the driver is still responsible and has to be alert to take over. But then nonchalantly comes Uber, will buy 1000's and it would only make sense if there are no drivers associated. 47K a pop? And you still have to pay the drivers? Totally a long term vision here.

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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Affects EA Stock and NFS Payback
4. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Affects EA Stock and NFS Payback Nov 20, 2017, 20:35 HorrorScope
 
Wall Street is confused.

They pretty much force companies of this size into micro-trans, but then they bite them for it like this. I guess they are saying, we want you to do it, but you have to be more clever at it, you can't let the blind see it.

EA you live by the Wall Street you die by the Wall Street.
 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
13. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 19, 2017, 20:49 HorrorScope
 
"Best Indie Game in collaboration with Square Enix Collective"?

That sounds like a really specific situation.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend
9. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Nov 19, 2017, 17:45 HorrorScope
 
It is pretty much Spellforce 1 and 2. Somewhat intriguing, but overly complicated controls and buggy. True successor in every way. They did take out the 3rd Person mode.  
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News Comments > ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
19. Re: ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension Nov 18, 2017, 22:05 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 21:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 18, 2017, 19:16:
Personally I don't think there needs to be a law for this.

Handicap products, are markets certain companies target. Almost all products made are NOT handicap ready. Blenders, toilets, guns etc. There are non-handicap based companies in an open market and then there are handicap variants other companies target. But not all products. Impossible.

And where do you draw the handicap line? Guy with a hitch in his gate has to be accompanied? Guy with no hands the same? And if you do draw a line somewhere, why? It's like we have a line today, you are just moving it, not encompassing all. All product need hand, feet, eye and voice controls, cause ya know there is someone out there that needs it. It's not feasible.

Games are not essential and it is silly a company has to do something like this if they don't want to, these are markets, these are freedoms, this isn't evil. And if all games have to, why not all blenders, toilets, cars and guns? It simply has to fall into the category of "life isn't fair". We can still strive to be better, but a law for all, ya no.

Yeah, well im my first resto I opened we had to install a handicapped bathroom at a cost of 5 grand. Which we couldn't afford at the time, and ended up having to blow off our keg fridge for a year because of it, and to this day I sincerely doubt that one single handicapped person - someone who would need a handicapped bathroom - has ever even entered the place. And every other business and service out there has to make accommodation for the handicapped so if we have to suck it up so should they. Most games come with subtitles already so that's not a stretch anyway. I don't know how the hell you'd make a videogame for the blind however. And it's not like the publishers couldn't afford it. It may not be fair but being handicapped is a hell of a lot more unfair. Try walking around for even one day as a blind or deaf person and you'll see.

I want to make a game, I have to abide by this? Or is this only some games? I won't have a publisher, nor can I afford. So store and video games "have to". Well what about 1000000 other things that aren't today? Yes there is one wheelchair guy in every area that will make your store be compliant. It's a public space, video games aren't a public space and far from anything essential.
 
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News Comments > ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension
14. Re: ESA Seeking Final Disabilities Access Waiver Extension Nov 18, 2017, 19:16 HorrorScope
 
Personally I don't think there needs to be a law for this.

Handicap products, are markets certain companies target. Almost all products made are NOT handicap ready. Blenders, toilets, guns etc. There are non-handicap based companies in an open market and then there are handicap variants other companies target. But not all products. Impossible.

And where do you draw the handicap line? Guy with a hitch in his gate has to be accompanied? Guy with no hands the same? And if you do draw a line somewhere, why? It's like we have a line today, you are just moving it, not encompassing all. All product need hand, feet, eye and voice controls, cause ya know there is someone out there that needs it. It's not feasible.

Games are not essential and it is silly a company has to do something like this if they don't want to, these are markets, these are freedoms, this isn't evil. And if all games have to, why not all blenders, toilets, cars and guns? It simply has to fall into the category of "life isn't fair". We can still strive to be better, but a law for all, ya no.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 18, 2017, 12:51 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 21:22:
Krazr, what a hive of fucking greed ridden scumbaggery. Owned by Mohamed Multhazim Akbar Ali from a quick google-fu.

I say find his 18 brands and pwn them.....

Btw, he even admits to this business model
"We find products that sell well and order quality goods from different countries and sell them on Amazon," he wrote. He said that his company sells "the goods to multiple online retailers who resell them."

Translation. They take a product made in China, go to the factory and order the same product and then sell it for X less. Classic scalping. Highly illegal in the EU at least but hard to actually fight. Only solution would be to get the dude personally and that would require a major lawsuit and process.

Similar to cornering the market crafting in a mmo.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 18, 2017, 12:50 HorrorScope
 
Yeah I couldn't even make it through the article, upsetting.

I think a solid point is, these companies are building things they can't control and if they can't put the people behind it to control it then something has to be done.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend
7. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Nov 18, 2017, 00:52 HorrorScope
 
LOL right at the start who do we have...

The Voice of the Thief and the Voice of the Witcher talking to one another. Garret and Geralt. A little up the path, I swear the wizards voice is the narrator in DOS2.

Has a different feel from the other spell forces so far. Gfx are washed out with no contrast/bright control. I noticed you can't go near 1rst person and drive like you could in the originals. Mostly minor stuff, will put more time in on Sat to see if it is any good.

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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend
5. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Nov 17, 2017, 21:23 HorrorScope
 
What a smart idea.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
61. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 17, 2017, 21:21 HorrorScope
 
Devinoch wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 16:14:
El Pit wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 14:14:
I wonder what is going on with EA right now. Emergency EA CEO conference with Disney? Why the whales didn't want to get hunted? What went wrong? They must be afraid because their customers stood up to them and the pay2win system. Nothing is worse than fans that are no longer fanatic enough to accept torture.

Honest thoughts? I think Disney is considering acquiring EA, and revamping them to fix the problems they feel they can correct for. It might not be a bad business play, in all honesty. EA has reliably profitable stuff (Madden, FIFA, NHL) and has talent and technology Disney could use to replace the basically-defunct Disney Interactive. It's not a bad proposition for either side, assuming they can some smart people to oversee it.

Disney listens to the same exact overlords.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Launches
28. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Launches Nov 17, 2017, 14:38 HorrorScope
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 13:34:
As I have written before, I am going to buy it in a year or two for $5 for the short single-player campaign only. If EA wants more money, they could work on a true single-player game but this will only happen after the release of both Half-Life 3 and Star Citizen, I am sure.

Pretty much what EA is for me, but I'll spend a bit more than a fiver. I like to think anyone reading here is informed. Choose what you choose. If you buy the game full price, I hope you have fun with it.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Backer Closed Beta Launches
5. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Backer Closed Beta Launches Nov 16, 2017, 11:31 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 00:36:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 21:52:
Cutter wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 19:17:
So is this the POE that'll be any good?

Yes, again!

I really don't know what you want in a CRPG, seems like they all disappointed you.

Wth are you talking about? CRPGs are my fave genre and I've played virtually all of them. You're talking to a guy who started PnP in the 80s, BBS Door games and MUDs in the 90s, and started PC gaming on a x286. No, what Obsidian and InXile have been doing lately have dissapointed me...immensely. Their prior work has all been stuff I've enjoyed for the most part. Witcher 3 is now my all time fave game. No complaints there. Elex is good. Ember, Warlock of Firetop Mountain, etc. I'm enjoying plenty of CRPGs. POE was not amongst them. And I'm not alone in that, not by a long shot. Loads of people didn't like it.
Wasteland wasn't bad but it was meh? Tranny wasn't very good either.

I did mean recently.

Ok so you like Ember and Warlock, Elex is a different take. Warlock is as well to.

But Ember, I liked Ember a lot as well. But to think that is better than even say Sword Coast Legends to me is pushing it. Just seems like you weren't happy with anything recent, less I believe it was Shadowrun Dragonfall.

Which that game leads me to another point of "POE had too much reading", this is the CRPG designers curse. A lot of vocal people push their weight on "I like to read a lot, adds to it, don't need V.A.", that this part is the quintessential meaning of CRPG's, the deep story. POE definitely could have been less wordy, as well as some other recent offerings I hear. And that is one thing I thought Shadowrun did masterfully, kept you in the moment of the story but was also brief in explanation. Wasteland was pretty good there to.

I'm a fan of brief and clear, but also feeling the moment. Without too many open sides, which muddies up the moment too much for me. Again Shadowrun comes to mind the most as the best overall in that realm.

Another faction of players feel the quintessential meaning of CRPG's is being able to play the game many times, make different choices and see fairly meaningful differences. I think that is what some of the old school crpg'ers cling to, I feel DOS2 knocks that out of the park this time around and the best since the old days, if not simply better even.

Ideally, brief but effective along with choice replayability and not too much side noise, is the ideal story line paths for these games.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
17. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 16, 2017, 11:15 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 10:59:
The biggest mistake in my gaming life EVER was upgrading to a 144hz monitor. Anything below 70 I now consider as stuttering. 60 flat-out sucks and 50 is unacceptable.

That's an odd comment. 144hz to me helps the effects of frames per second no matter what it is. A screen redrawing faster in my eyes is always better. Scrolling up and down web pages, its better. Tearing, virtually gone without vsync enabled. Same for that wave-type effect you get sometimes with isometric games panning the landscape. That is gone to. Now do I simply want more FPS... yes. Little Secret, sometimes I turn vsynch on, which means locked at 72... because I don't need the system working overtime.
 
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Faction Trailer
3. Re: SpellForce 3 Faction Trailer Nov 15, 2017, 21:58 HorrorScope
 
Surprising it looks so well. I was thinking they were still going to phone it in with an update game from their past offerings, as that franchise has been handled so poorly. This looks much better than that, if they keep the general mechanics of the originals only improved, this might be interesting.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition Released
2. Re: Pillars of Eternity: Definitive Edition Released Nov 15, 2017, 21:54 HorrorScope
 
Only played the base game, look forward to doing this whole ordeal a month or so prior to POE2's release.  
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Backer Closed Beta Launches
2. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Backer Closed Beta Launches Nov 15, 2017, 21:52 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 19:17:
So is this the POE that'll be any good?

Yes, again!

I really don't know what you want in a CRPG, seems like they all disappointed you.

 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Shutting Down
7. Re: Marvel Heroes Shutting Down Nov 15, 2017, 21:51 HorrorScope
 
Well this is a surprise. Not totally sure what shutting down and will commence after the sunset period for free. So the game will be back?

I'm pretty sure it was doing well enough to keep going. Know a few who were still playing and just told one... yep they're shocked by the news.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up
45. Re: Another Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Follow-up Nov 15, 2017, 17:23 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 14:03:
This is why I stopped playing World of Warships. It just became too much of a chore to track all the various currencies and what they could be used for, and what I needed to unlock,

I have a lot of complaints about the mmo model, but this one takes the cake. It makes it impossible for me to come in later to a game. If I'm going to put that kind of time in, I'll just do it with real stocks and trades and make like real money, or try. Shit gets way too complicated for what it gives back.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 15, 2017, 17:19 HorrorScope
 
"Fisker's solid-state batteries have a long way to go before they make it into a car" - yep figured.

Lots of news over the years on massive battery breakthroughs beyond what is available today... will one ever come through?
 
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