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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection Videos
11. Re: BioShock: The Collection Videos Aug 29, 2016, 14:05 Fion
 
Bioshock Remastered for today's consoles*




*bringing the graphics up to the level they were on PC in 2007.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 28, 2016, 14:07 Fion
 
Not to mention mods for item stacking and one of the most popular right now, Bigthings (which makes trees/rocks/etc much bigger) makes each world feel just a bit more alien.

NMS is a meh game at best, but NMS with mods is at the very least.. somewhat more playable lol.

Also glad to see Dragon's Dogma is doing well, I bought it when it first hit PC a few months back and it's a solid port and really a fun survival/exploration rpg with tuns of post-campaign content to participate in.

I recommend going on the steam forums if you buy the game and look for a thread for adding steam friends who are playing, it makes it more likely your companion will be used by other players (and makes their companion free for you to use) which is super handy.
 
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection Videos
2. Re: BioShock: The Collection Videos Aug 28, 2016, 14:03 Fion
 
OMG the game's gonna be in 1080p with 'up to 60 fps'? It's a whole new experience!  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
35. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 13:52 Fion
 
I gotta say, I'm really enjoying the game. I have 11 hours in already and I haven't even touched the primary mission (investigate the bombing), so those reviews that said it was 20-25 hour long campaign, yea they blasted through it without doing any secondary stuff. Between exploring these gorgeous hub zones with tuns of little secrets to find and doing a bunch of side-missions that are generally very good; with moral dilemmas and hard choices to make, I haven't even thought about starting the story mission yet.

I do agree though on the technical side the game needs work. They say the max settings are demanding.. why is it I can run games with similar quality of graphics and get 50+ FPS, but I have to put this one on medium/high without some of the bells & whistles to get squeak out 30-something in the demanding scenes? The engine CLEARLY needs some optimization when even the big rigs are having a hard time with max settings.

The mouse acceleration issue is a big one as well. I'm used to having a fast mouse, for gaming I have the dpi set quite high, but the game has crazy acceleration, you have to keep the speed setting really low or its so fast it makes ya want to puke.

If I have one game-based issue (besides technical) its with the games animations. They aren't that great, very canned looking. Coming off of Witcher 3's world class animation systems it's somewhat jarring and immersion breaking when characters in this game are so robotic at times.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 23, 2016, 12:56 Fion
 
Time to buy some more loot crates on Overwatch and hope RNGesus is with me since that's virtually the only realistic way to get the new Summer skins/poses/etc besides getting 1 box per 20 games (I'm nearing 100 again) and you cant buy them with in-game currency.

So thanks again for that Blizzard. Here's hoping I unlock one of the Zarya legendary skins cause most her regular skins are terrible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 23, 2016, 12:52 Fion
 
Did anyone not see this coming? The 'most popular' pokemon game ever is also one of the worst.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
24. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 12:50 Fion
 
When a review says they got to the end in 20 hours, that usually means I'll have a good 35+ of enjoyment out of a game. Reviewers rarely do side-content, explore, get into the social stuff like talking to various NPCs, getting immersed in the story, etc. They have a review to write and a hard deadline so they play that game like its going out of style.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gamescom Video
3. Re: Dishonored 2 Gamescom Video Aug 19, 2016, 22:08 Fion
 
I think they are all the same because who ever is playing in the demo attacks enemies the same way each time. With the robots, he cuts off the head then gets up high and uses the dagger to break the gears.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
32. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 14:22 Fion
 
Most reviews seem positive because there's tuns of options, cool suit mods, even more ways to approach missions. There are random side missions you can happen upon that are interesting and rarely generic, the characters are well done with good voice acting. Biggest reason it isn't getting 95+% on every review apparently is because the story isn't as good as last games, and feels 'stuck in the first act' through the entire game.

Funny thing is some reviews are giving it a point off- 8/10 for example, because of this. Others are giving it 2.5 stars specifically because the story isn't the greatest.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Video Diary
8. Re: Tyranny Video Diary Aug 18, 2016, 14:43 Fion
 
'What of Sauron had won'. Sauron? He was a a bratty teen compared to Morgoth, who ruled Middle Earth for an entire age! Even having spent some of that time chained he was so powerful none dared even approach his stronghold. He was virtually the source of all evil in the universe, the first and most powerful creation of the gods, Eru Iluvatar.

Ok, LotR rant over. This game has a pretty awesome premise and if their 'choices matter and can even shape the landscape or the NPCs you deal with, enemies you face' isn't just smoke & mirrors.. I'm gonna love playing through this game 3-4 times choosing different styles and making different choices throughout.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Details
3. Re: For Honor Details Aug 18, 2016, 14:16 Fion
 
Classic Ubisoft. More interested in sharing the collectors edition & pre-order benefits than sharing actual gameplay of their new title.

Game does look interesting, but it's Ubisoft so I won't be holding my breath on anything.
 
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News Comments > City: Skylines: Natural Disasters Announced
2. Re: City: Skylines: Natural Disasters Announced Aug 18, 2016, 13:38 Fion
 
Finally, I was hoping this would be the next DLC/Expansion. All the prior ones have added a lot of great new gameplay and expanded upon the city building functions significantly.

I'm particularly looking forward to the scenario sharing. I'm sure there will be some fantastic scenarios on the workshop pretty rapidly.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Aug 17, 2016, 13:43 Fion
 
Speaking of Starbound, I like to equate it with NMS because right now NMS is like Starbound was in the initial Early Access release. Lots of planets and biomes to explore, cool races & wild life and interesting crafting, random places to find with fun bits of exploration but also very light on content and every planets experience kind of bleeds together. This is NMS in a nut-shell.

Right now, NMS is a relaxing, fun Early Access title that should have cost $20-30 like Starbound did. I'm happy it has sold as well as it has and is popular (#3 atm on Steam with 70k played today in a lazy wednesday afternoon) because Hello Games has the funding to develop more content for it, with base building and cargo ships already announced and no paid DLC.

I'm having some fun with the game, though I wouldn't recommend it to AMD owners nor probably at full price (I got it at $45). It'll only get better from here and I suspect it'll be pretty popular once the Winter Steam Sale arrives with a decent sale price and hopefully by then a slew of content patches.

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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
6. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Aug 17, 2016, 13:14 Fion
 
Thanks for linking the gameplay, this looks freaking awesome. LFD: Warhammer 40k edition.

The board game is very fun and I look forward to easter-eggs and call-backs about it.
 
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News Comments > AGONY Trailers
1. Re: AGONY Trailers Aug 17, 2016, 13:06 Fion
 
This looks quite interesting and very thematic. Seems heavily inspired by Amnesia: the Dark Descent in the way that there seems no way to combat the demons and one must simply avoid them and explore the hellish landscapes in an effort to find answers.

The teeth corridor is pretty awesome too.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailer
1. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Trailer Aug 17, 2016, 12:53 Fion
 
I cannot wait for this game and I'm happy to see there are callbacks to the first (because it is a direct sequel that begins the day after Stick of Truth ends). I really really hope Ubisoft doesn't shit on this title but I understand Mat & Tray are just as involved as they were with the last one and doing the majority of the writing, voice work, etc. So cross your fingers and pucker your butthole South Park fans! Lets hope its as good if not better than Stick of Truth (which I've replayed 3 times now lol).  
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News Comments > Steep in December
4. Re: Steep in December Aug 17, 2016, 12:50 Fion
 
It has been a while since we've had a good winter sports style game.. not that I trust Ubisoft as far as I could throw a an Assassin's Creed boxed set. I certainly won't be pre-ordering but I'll be watching the title.

And yes, it's sad that a great athlete died but it's a rather frequent think as these sports are inherently very dangerous. Hopefully the game in some way pays homage to her.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 11, 2016, 13:46 Fion
 
Pfffft.. I'm on TWC and I pay $50 for 20/1. Paying an extra $10 for triple the speeds sounds lovely.  
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Aug 9, 2016, 20:45 Fion
 
One thing I've quickly come to realize from all the reviews, tips, streams, videos for No Man's Sky is...

how few people understand basic terminology of space. The difference between a solar system and a galaxy, (and a galaxy or the universe) what is and isn't a moon, asteroid, meteor, comet, you name it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 9, 2016, 20:36 Fion
 
Anyone here really surprised that the PS4 isn't capable of a sustained 30fps at 1080p with the game? Even if it's just for those few seconds when making planetfall. Really?

REALLY?

On PC with an SSD I expect this will be a non-issue. Watching the streams of late, so glad the PC version will have FoV sliders. I was willing to wait an extra 3 days just for that!
 
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