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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Patch Friday
10. Re: Just Cause 3 Patch Friday Dec 17, 2015, 16:32 Fion
 
If you liked max you should enjoy this. Max is a lot more grindy with pointless little things to do amid the larger set pieces. JC3 is still fairly grindy at times but if you like big explosions.. it rarely gets in the way of the fun.

My only problem with it is unlocking stuff is done mostly through mini-games that aren't always very fun. Also I've so far found less cool little spots like there were in JC2, like the racetrack, mile-high club, etc. But then again I've only explored about 30% of the total map with about 30 hours played. (Busy time of year for me.)
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Announced
25. Re: System Shock 3 Announced Dec 14, 2015, 14:51 Fion
 
I... AM... SHODAN!

Creepiest moment in my gaming life. SS2 has always been toward the top of my favorite games ever list and while I've never played anything from these guys I sure as hell expect a smaller studio can make a tight, complex sequel to System Shock 2 over the likes of EA or Activision.
 
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News Comments > DICE Starting "The Next Battlefield"
10. Re: DICE Starting Dec 13, 2015, 14:32 Fion
 
I for one am never going to buy another 'once a year' shooter from EA or Activation again.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 12, 2015, 14:43 Fion
 
LionsGate blaming their shit movie and shit ticket sales on piracy.

Maybe if you stopped making shit movies, people would actually go to see them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2015, 14:25 Fion
 
Technically you do have a case of the arm flu as that is the point of infection where your body is fighting the small amounts of common strains of influenza (anticipated for this flu season) so that you will build antibodies against them.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
19. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 16:10 Fion
 
I knew this would happen (it always does with Bethesda games) so I hadn't downloaded any mods.

WTF is up with this patch? Games been out nearly a month and in that time we've got 1 tiny little stinking patch that doesn't fix 9/10ths of the annoying bugs that litter the game?

By this time there were near-half a dozen gigantic patches with improvements and fixes out for Witcher 3.
 
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News Comments > Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced
9. Re: Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 4, 2015, 14:30 Fion
 
nin wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 11:01:
I've heard of folks having it in Walking Dead. I had no issues in Wolf Among Us, so I was hoping it was just a fluke...


Wow you didn't like Wolf Among Us? Everyone I know who plays these telltale games it was their favorite yet, myself included. We've been going crazy waiting for Season 2.

As to GoT, I thought it was solid, a fair bit of fun but not quite as good as I'd hoped. I'd rather have the story set in the rich history of the setting, not the drama of a minor house.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2015, 11:54 Fion
 
nin wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 10:30:
Batman v Superman- Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2.

Someone please stop Zach Snyder...PLEASE.


He keeps making failures and they keep hiring him for bigger and more expensive flicks. DC really needs to take control of their IP(s) and kick snider AND WB to the curb.

I get it, this trailer is a direct response to the fantastic Civil War trailer, but what a freaking hatchet job! Wonder woman looks like steampunk Xena.

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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 29, 2015, 12:41 Fion
 
If it's anything like most games that take advantage of modern PC CPU's that 7th core will be burdened with a whole 2% of any one games CPU load.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 21, 2015, 14:31 Fion
 
Amazon doesn't have as many viewers because they haven't IMHO made anything really great yet. I've watched a few of their TV shows. Transparent is solid, Hand of God I could live without, Red Oaks is kind of a fun throwback but not great either.

Compare that to HBO's fantastic lineup and Netflix hitting it out of the park this year with their latest; Jessica Jones getting great reviews.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2015, 14:12 Fion
 
Those Magic Erasers used to be much more chemical based until they changed them after a lot of reports of chemical burns. I remember my sister having a pretty major one on her arm after trying to 'erase' some post-cleaning grime on her arm.

I agree with cutter, cleaning with a few simple ingredients is far better and safer for the health of everyone living at your home. You'd be surprised how many popular cleaning supplies can lead to pet health issues. As he said, even simple vinegar can be used to clean so many things!
 
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Defends Key Sources
28. Re: Green Man Gaming Defends Key Sources Nov 17, 2015, 14:21 Fion
 
I've only ever once had a problem with a GMG key, it was with the notorious Witcher 3 debacle. I e-mailed them that I wanted a refund and was buying off another source. They refunded me that day and gave me a 40% off 'anything' code that was valid for a few months.  
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News Comments > Leaked Fallout 4 Footage
19. Re: Leaked Fallout 4 Footage Nov 2, 2015, 12:48 Fion
 
The patient isn't doing so well Doc.

I'm gonna need another 20 cc's of FoV, a 2k texture drip and a PC HUD work-up STAT!


In all seriousness the graphics are greatly improved, this is the Xbox One version at 720p compressed video. It's gonna look much better in person and still a significant improvement over FO3. Besides that, this is Bethesda's Creation Engine, not one known for bleeding edged graphics. They clearly prefer aesthetics over shear fidelity.

No virus detection with Antivir here.
 
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News Comments > Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf
16. Re: Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf Oct 29, 2015, 14:45 Fion
 
This is good news certainly. White Wolf's World of Darkness (new and classic) are fantastic and largely untapped worlds chock full of RPG goodness.

I just have one major worry here. CCP has licensed the White Wolf RPG line & Exalted to a a company called Onyx Path Publishing which is made up of many talented White Wolf writers and new free-lance talent. Now that White Wolf isn't owned by the same company I worry that Paradox has other plans in mind. This would sadden a lot of people as Onyx Path has been knocking the WoD out of the park with extremely successful reboots of classic WoD such as Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition, Werewolf: the Apocalypse 20th, etc. They've as well as updating the (new) World of Darkness to a 2nd edition that has been selling like hotcakes & getting rave reviews with titles like Werewolf: the Forsaken - the Idigam Chronicle which took the underwhelming first edition Werewolf :tF and turned it into one of their best selling titles to date that hit Platinum Best Seller on DriveThruRPG in < a week.

In terms of what this could mean for the future of White Wolf video games, the future is bright. I'd personally love to see a game based on new WoD that incorporated several lines.. vamps, were's, changelings, demons, etc that let people get together and run their own persistent servers!

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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Gameplay Video
1. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Gameplay Video Oct 21, 2015, 13:01 Fion
 
Rainbow Six going back to its roots? One could only hope.  
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Launches
24. Re: Sword Coast Legends Launches Oct 20, 2015, 16:00 Fion
 
Nothing wrong with an ARPG, but D&D is not an ARPG. I hate when companies say they are going to make a D&D game and what we get is a Diablo clone that only resembles D&D in the name of the classes & powers.

The success of isometric classic CRPG's of late should have been an indicator that they could have gone a more serious route, implemented 5th edition D&D with NWN or BG style real-time turn based combat, who's core systems are as close to actual 5th Edition D&D as possible. But I should have known better considering this companies track record.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Begins
8. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Begins Oct 14, 2015, 14:43 Fion
 
I'm still waiting for Wolf Among Us S2! Where the hell is it TTG???  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 9, 2015, 13:51 Fion
 
That's the biggest part of I agree leadhead, to add many of their best 'exclusive' titles since releasing have been remasters doesn't help the situation and the abysmal quality and selection of launch titles did nothing to help.

This candid response is nice to see but it hasn't stopped Mr. Spencer from hiking prices, making deals with studios to limit their games graphics and functionality so they don't look/run/play any better on other hardware. There was a time when a new console generation out-paced PC hardware, usually for a quarter or more. Those days are long gone.

As a predominantly PC gamer I had hoped the new console generation would have at least approached the PC in terms of hardware and capability but once again my preferred platform is held back by such deals and even the PS4's underwelming hardware.

On the upside, PC games are now outselling both platforms for everything but sports games and big yearly franchises like CoD. Companies are turning to the PC to push gaming to the next level, and that's fine with me.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ship Explosion Trailer
39. Re: G4 Makeover Coming? Oct 9, 2015, 13:29 Fion
 
CythrawL wrote on Oct 9, 2015, 12:55:
Its all well and good, but what happens when you have that kind of stuff going on with like 10 ships battling it out?

Nice and pretty when its 1 ship, but when multiple are on screen blowing up... I can see it being a slideshow for sure..

Hence why they never showed that... or explosions of ships going at high speed..

And I thought the giant battles in Eve were a slideshow. This is just one ship and while it's a beautiful explosion with just the one ship and a mostly empty background (sans a few low-poly asteroids) on their demo hardware the fps drop to ~10 by the looks of it. You get two dozen big ships and smaller fighters all fighting and blowing up and you'll get lucky to get .01 FPS on anything less than stellar hardware.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 1, 2015, 14:02 Fion
 
Yea.. that's a problem. 'Top level movie cast' tend to make terrible voice actors. It's an entirely different style of acting that requires an entirely different set of skills.

Want an example? Patrick Stewart as the king in Oblivion's introduction sequence. Great actor, not so hot voice actor. Sure he got the whole puissant, holier-than-thou king vibe down great, but he read his lines like a stage actor giving a monologue. That's of course because he is a stage actor more than anything else but the two forms of acting tend to be mutually exclusive.
 
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