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Nickname PHJF
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Description VE3D Refugee
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Signed On May 29, 2003, 02:16
Total Comments 9744 (Guru)
User ID 17251
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 13, 2015, 20:28 PHJF
 
And much like a condom, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

The condom, designed to prevent life. The firearm, designed to end it.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
27. Re: Game Reviews Nov 9, 2015, 14:19 PHJF
 

But the very next breath (not even separated by a period, just a comma) is: "...but playing it, is the ONLY THING we want to do."

If you know about Ben Moore (the reviewer), that's just Ben Moore being Ben Moore. He also mentions the problems he found in Fallout 4 are endemic to Bethesda titles and people should perhaps be less forgiving of them release after release.

I find it's a lot easier (and more necessary) to criticize AAA projects. Bethesda aren't new at this whole games developing thing and having followed their titles for two decades now I expect more forward progress from them. And this is by no means specific to Bethesda.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Nov 9, 2015, 12:04 PHJF
 
Sorry but something "flawed in very serious ways" is not the "nearly perfect" indicated by scoring something 9/10.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Nov 9, 2015, 11:05 PHJF
 
Review at GameTrailers..., "Fallout 4 is flawed in very serious ways..."

9/10
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Not F2P?
38. Re: Into the Black Nov 6, 2015, 10:58 PHJF
 
They *should* charge money. They're Blizzard, pretty much the only developer to have their own conference (or is QuakeCon still a thing?). F2P is for developers with no faith in their product or who are keen to gouge customers, nothing more. TF2 went F2P in late life and wasn't designed that way from the outset, and is the exception to the rule.

Overwatch doesn't need to be successful on the PC where it is going to be competing with a horde of MOBAs. I think it still can be, but it isn't necessary. PS4 is wide open for this type of game.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Launch Trailer
68. Re: Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Nov 6, 2015, 10:49 PHJF
 
When a critical opinion has foundation I can find value in that...

Here's the thing:

This game isn't out. A lot of games aren't out. So the only opinions one can muster pertain to the (meager) showings in these trailers. Know that I'm not clouded by my longstanding love of Fallout 1 and 2 (OK, maybe a little clouded) when I say this:

Fallout 4 looks like shit. Just a big, plain, brown, steaming pile of shit. This trailer is another layer of shit on top of an already sizable pile of shit. It's pointlessly cinematic when Fallout as a genre is anything but. The voice acting is godawful. It's ugly. It shows a bunch of combat which appears only marginally improved from its predecessor (and I can't believe VATS is still a thing, the dumbest fucking design decision in history, a bitter and sorry attempt to connect Fallout 3 to its namesake). What the trailer DOESN'T show is the very essence of Fallout, that being journeying around a post-nuclear wasteland exploring and scavenging strange locales while trying to survive. Maybe that's just not the kind of thing Bethesda thinks people want in a trailer... or maybe that's just not the kind of game Bethesda thinks people want to play.

I understand a lot of people love Fallout 3 and have faith in Bethesda to deliver, but as far as I'm concerned the only good to come out of Fallout 3 was New Vegas (well, that and the lunch box). Vegas had problems, no doubt, but was a better realization of Fallout ideals by far than Bethesda could proffer. Vegas was a true "post nuclear role playing game" and not a "post nuclear shooter with RPG elements".
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Launch Trailer
4. Re: Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Nov 5, 2015, 11:48 PHJF
 
Cinematic trailer for the least cinematic game series of all time! Yeah!

And those character models and animations, woooooo boy. I guess war isn't the only thing that never changes.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Tomorrow
5. Re: Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition Tomorrow Nov 4, 2015, 11:19 PHJF
 
So this is how they plan to make money on a bankrupt IP, completely nondescript "reworkings and tunings" and what I'm sure will be an insultingly high pricetag.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: NASA has trialled an engine that would take us to Mars in 10 weeks Nov 4, 2015, 09:05 PHJF
 

I'm going to have to apply the adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" to this one. I hope I'm wrong.

And I'll apply the adage that any technology sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic. Truly great discoveries often happen before they can be explained.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 3, 2015, 10:34 PHJF
 
Dude fuck everyone dissing mustaches. A man's face is his own domain.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 2, 2015, 20:44 PHJF
 
Moved on to other what, exactly? Was there some other paradigm-changing video games peripheral released during the interim that I'm not privy to?

I don't understand how any hardcore PC gamer can not be excited for a bona fide VR headset. Gamers have been dreaming of this shit for decades and now the tech is finally catching up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 2, 2015, 12:25 PHJF
 
I was perusing chili variants yesterday when I came across a tantalizing chile verde. In thirty years I'd never managed to actually eat (let alone prepare) chile verde, so I managed to get two birds with one pork shoulder last night.

I gotta say... it's some damn good stuff, and gives traditional chili a run for its money. It's beanless ala Texas style, and the only meat of choice is big chunks of seared pork. One of my favorite Italian dishes is a braised pork ragu, and this is more or less the Mexican version of it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 2, 2015, 09:52 PHJF
 
I think it's odd you didn't read the article.

DBIUA spent about $25,000 in total to build the network, and an anonymous resident provided the money in a 3-year, interest-free loan. Residents paid $150 to become members of the DBIUA and $75 a month for Internet service, which goes toward paying down the loan. The monthly fees also cover the $900 a month DBIUA pays StarTouch for bandwidth.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
6. Re: Sunday Screenshots Nov 1, 2015, 18:39 PHJF
 
Because it doesn't have SweetFX!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Cancer-killing viruses have finally arrived Oct 30, 2015, 10:49 PHJF
 
The virus, called talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC), is a genetically engineered herpes simplex virus that can help treat advanced melanoma.

This is it, folks; the beginning of the end. The FDA has approved the t-Virus.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2015, 17:12 PHJF
 
Only backwards compatibility I want and expect is for PSN titles like PS1 classics. If a Sony console can't play Castlevania on it, it's worthless.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2015, 12:39 PHJF
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2015, 11:12:
It just looks goofy as fuck to me, but perhaps cranky old guy isn't the target audience.


Obviously you don't know Jeb Bush.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPzpyPyD40

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
77. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2015, 08:23 PHJF
 
For example, the famous apple is never named as an actual apple in the earlier Old Hebrew editions. Merely as "forbidden fruit".

Phew, so I can go back to eating apples again? Clearly the ACTUAL forbidden fruit was dragon fruit, because who the fuck would eat one of those weird-ass things???
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
13. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 28, 2015, 08:19 PHJF
 
Still, regardless of where this is coming from, way to give the terrorists what they want.

I'm pretty sure everyone wants the GamerGate clowns to shut the fuck up already, not just terrorists.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation - The Collection Released
20. Re: Alien: Isolation - The Collection Released Oct 28, 2015, 08:13 PHJF
 
I like stealth, survival horror (to a degree), and Alien. What I don't like is a bunch of homicidal androids. I'll never know if the rest of the game was as good as some people say because I could never be arsed to finish getting passed the androids.  
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