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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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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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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 27, 2016, 13:47 Fion
 
As a DBA, great article. People in my industry often think my job is so easy these days but while in ways it is, it just comes with different types of headaches. The old cars vs. new cars analogy is spot on! Makes this old programmer fondly remember the old days.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 SagaŚLiving World Season 3 Begins
1. Re: Guild Wars 2 SagaŚLiving World Season 3 Begins Jul 27, 2016, 13:27 Fion
 
Episode comes with a pretty massive new zone, though it's mostly open with fragments of former landscape in a beautifully surreal way.  
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Video
2. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Video Jul 23, 2016, 13:15 Fion
 
I've been a fan since the earliest episodes of the series and I had a huge amount of fun with the first game. As simple as it's combat and exploration design was. I'm happy to see the combat is improving for the sequel and eagerly await the day I can work on my characters magical butthole powers.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit
3. Re: Overwatch Adding Support Sniper, 21:9, and Competitive Hero Limit Jul 12, 2016, 22:26 Fion
 
YAY! D.va buff finally came in! I like the defense matrix changes, means she'll be even better at her roll, a mobile skirmisher and back-line defender. Also awesome to see her Ult changes, possibly the worst ult in the game now should actually get kills and I don't have to worry about getting killed myself! Oh and now D.va can actually, you know.. TANK! Instead of trying to tank and getting her meka destroyed in .8 seconds.

Anna looks interesting, though as situational as Zenyatta so I don't think she'll see a lot of use in the pro games. Her snipe heal seems to be somewhat forgiving so it won't be pro-snipers only or bust for playing her.

One hero limit in competitive is nice to see. Was getting sick of cheesing duel/triple char teams steamrolling by taking advantage of their synergy.

Edit: Almost missed overtime changes. I was in a match yesterday where the game was in overtime on a KotH map for like 4 minutes. Just very even teams. This is going to make clutch plays in the last second even more awesome.

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News Comments > Starbound This Month
7. Re: Starbound This Month Jul 9, 2016, 13:38 Fion
 
Hmm.. I'll wait and see what reviews say. I kinda got bored of the game like a year and a half ago. Has it changed enough to make it interesting again?  
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News Comments > More Blood Revival Teasing
4. Re: More Blood Revival Teasing Jul 9, 2016, 13:28 Fion
 
With the success of Doom I'm sure we'll be seeing a lot more 'revivals' like this. Blood and its sequel were awesome games, so hopefully the team behind the revival doesn't screw shit up.

Now someone bring on the Heretic or Hexen revival!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
43. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 14:22 Fion
 
While yes, procedural generated content has some people thinking every planet will be a unique experience, it doesn't mean every planet is going to have the same or similar creations with different color patterns either. And no, I don't expect it to even approach Elite Dangerous levels of boring; with 10-minutes to shoot down a single enemy and mind-numbing space travel. How they managed to make travel through space boring is beyond me but they succeeded beyond my wildest imaginings.

I'm going into this game expecting a decent amount of content and the ability to create my own. I want to be a space trader & explorer by day, pirate by night. I'll spend a lot of time exploring and trading rare resources but also some of my time blowing up ships for their cargo and making friends with the seedier alien life.

*Scanning* That ship is carrying purple Florp. They are worthless in this sector but I know a planet with aquatic aliens who keep them as exotic pets and cannot get enough of them!

I expect the experience to be somewhat like Freespace. Not a huge amount of directed content so some people put 20 hours in and called it played. Others - like myself - spent hundreds of hours in that game making it our own and hardly touching the generic 'missions'.

edit: grammar

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 12:37 Fion
 
Wow makes me feel old... this site has been my first stop each day for two decades now. So thanks to Blue and all the others behind the scenes that continue to make this a great gaming news website with depth and detail few of the other larger sites ever approach.  
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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
6. Re: CS: GO Gambling Scam Jul 4, 2016, 13:46 Fion
 
The problem with blaming Valve is that they are hardly the only game developer that makes RNG loot crates that look just like gambling on a slot machine and were most definitely not the first to do so. If you sued them for it, you'd have to sue 95% of all mobile game and 100% of all card game developers.

Still these gambling sites are likely illegal as they target teenagers and these two (as well as any other douchebag, slimeball fuckheads that run a site like that) need to spend some time in prison being butt-fucked to learn a lesson.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Fix Coming
4. Re: Overwatch Competitive Fix Coming Jul 1, 2016, 13:20 Fion
 
It's easy, when you win or lose a competitive game you gain/lose points that can take you over the line of the next/last rating. So if your current rank is 49 and you win a game, you might get enough of a boost to take you to 50, or if you loose a match, drop enough to hit 48.

The bug was making it so you only got 1/5th or so of the 'xp' from a Control match even with major wins. I do believe it is fixed now as my last game was on Nepal last night and I gained a rank & 2/3 the next after a very solid win.

You can find your rating in your career profile. If you don't have one (in big bold text on the right) it means you haven't done/finished your 10-game assessment and need to complete it to be ranked.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 1, 2016, 12:59 Fion
 
The only difference here Cutter is in the time it takes you or I to make that decision, the car has made millions of calculations to decide the best answer and probably would come up with one you or I never even thought of.

I agree 100% safe self-driving cars probably isn't possible. But a whole hell of a lot safer... absolutely.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Ban White Trucks!!! Jul 1, 2016, 12:54 Fion
 
While tragic, I agree with RedEye. This is no different from when a Tesla caught on fire and people freaked out. I mean at the moment the Tesla wrecked, thousands of other man-driven, gas-powered vehicles were in accidents, catching fire, killing people around the world.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 30, 2016, 13:56 Fion
 
Oh I can't wait for the new Iphone so that I'll have to spend $50 on their proprietary headphone jack design because after all, the headphones they include (if any) will probably suck as usual. That and I cannot wait re-buy all the music I won't be able to play from my already purchased collection. I love it when they force me to spend more money just to be able to get full use out of the phone!

/sarcasm

And they wonder why their iPhone sales have been plummeting this year.

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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
8. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 29, 2016, 13:35 Fion
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 06:01:
Fion wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 00:27:
#20? Damn. Just checked, I'm Rank #13'289 and I thought my D.va was pretty sick, my best game is with her at 33 elims, kill streak of 27 and 19'500 damage done.

61 elims, 29 last hits, 29 kill streak, 48 objective kills, and 31,966 damage are my tops so far with D.Va

WoW.. makes me feel old and slow. Then again I was a pro Quake 2 & CS 1.6 player like 20 years ago so I don't feel THAT much worse than I was then... though my 20 year old self would kick my ass up and down no doubt in Overwatch lol.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
7. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 29, 2016, 13:32 Fion
 
WOW!

Woops, double post.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Competitive Play Launches
4. Re: Overwatch Competitive Play Launches Jun 29, 2016, 00:27 Fion
 
#20? Damn. Just checked, I'm Rank #13'289 and I thought my D.va was pretty sick, my best game is with her at 33 elims, kill streak of 27 and 19'500 damage done.  
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