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Signed On Jun 18, 2003, 22:23
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2016, 14:23 Fion
 
Like we Americans need another reason to go out and get blind drunk!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 17, 2016, 14:21 Fion
 
Ah ZP reviews. He's only ever given a positive review to 3 games in his life. But he's fun to watch anyway!  
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News Comments > The Witcher III GDC GotY
8. Re: The Witcher III GDF GotY Mar 17, 2016, 14:15 Fion
 
Her Story doesn't have the buzz or hype of some other titles, it's not usually on steams top 10 list for the week, that said it does have quite a lot of popularity as a high quality indie that is narrative driven about a high school girl who has the ability to jump a few seconds back in time. I don't know a lot lot about it besides that, but I do know that it's an episodic adventure title that has dozens of 'lets play' video series on youtube and every time a new episode drops, half a dozen people on my friends list are playing it.

I see games I've never heard of win an award all the time, or be on a top10 list of best games of the year (PC). That doesn't mean they must be shit games or the awards are 'bought'. But given this industry I don't blame you for immediately leaping to that conclusion.

Edit: Yea and WTF Blue? Droppin a title like that!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2016, 13:28 Fion
 
I haven't really checked it out but the simple fact that the PC has two very high quality 'retro' indie games in a normally 'off' month is pretty awesome.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2016, 13:59 Fion
 
'Hour Ahead' is a bitch for a few days after. Felt like a mild hangover this morning as my body does NOT like getting out of bed an hour earlier :p.

That said, I much prefer it to sunsets at 4:30pm all winter here in upstate NY.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 13, 2016, 13:56 Fion
 
Not a farmville clone, much much more in that game to do than farmville. I find it a fun, relaxing game with a lot of hidden depth and content to unlock as you and the seasons advance.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 10, 2016, 12:55 Fion
 
Of course the PlayStation VR isn't going to match the Rift (or the Vive) in quality. The PS4 simply does not have the power to drive 120 fps (60 x 2) graphics that would look in any way modern.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway
30. Re: No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway Mar 4, 2016, 14:44 Fion
 
Sure it's a result of the hype, but it's also a result of the console market's increasing interest in the indie game scene. Expect all their indie exclusives to be $60/90/150 affairs with $60 DLC bundles that includes 3 of the 5 $25 DLC packs and lets not forget the $350 'No Man's Sky' PS4 skin!  
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News Comments > Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die
42. Re: Epic Calls for UWP to Open Up or Die Mar 4, 2016, 14:35 Fion
 
Haven't they learned by now that they can't turn PC gaming into a closed system? How many times have they attempted to strong-arm publishers and developers into doing just that? They are just trying to find a way to make up the revenue of their failing console franchise. This isn't the way to go about it. I swear the suits over there must know about as much about gaming as my grandmother.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
24. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 15:09 Fion
 
Cabezone wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 11:59:
The shit ending of 3 doesn't change the fact that for 99.9% of the trilogy it was telling great stories. It did suck all the wind out of me wanting to play again but I'm not much on replaying games anyway. The entire 3rd game was wrapping up the stories and it did them all incredibly well.

As someone who absolutely deplored the ending, I fairly recently completely replayed the series - loving every minute of it. I mostly did this so I could use the 'better ending' mod. I highly recommend the mod, it brings out hidden segments of the ending they didn't use and pieces them together to make a cohesive and much more interesting ending. It erases all the bullshit choices and the 'child who is god' weirdness. This, combined with mods that improve the worst aspects of the series (planet resource grinding in 2 for example), made the game feel like a very different experience and now that play-through and it's ending are stuck in my mind instead of the atrocious ending that sent me spinning into anger for weeks afterword.

I seriously hope this game is worthy of the series, a series that has told - in my mind - the greatest story of any bioware series. Even if they aren't my favorite bioware games 'individually'. I think this delay may be a good thing, and I hope to see some more of the game in the upcoming 'convention season'.

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News Comments > Fallout 4 Season Pass Tops Steam Top 10
5. Re: Fallout 4 Season Pass Tops Steam Top 10 Feb 28, 2016, 14:00 Fion
 
Ugh.. all those 'The Division' pre-orders. I thought people would have learned by now that pre-ordering an Ubisoft title is like paying to take someone to an 5-star restaurant on a blind date. You may have an amazing time, but your much more likely to waste a lot of money on nothing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2016, 15:15 Fion
 
Yea a hair cut and shear is in the near future for me as well. I let my beard grow (though it doesn't ever approach zztop levels lol) and my hair hang long during the cold months. Though this winder has been rather light.  
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News Comments > The Technomancer Trailer
4. Re: The Technomancer Trailer Feb 23, 2016, 14:35 Fion
 
Oh its set on mars? I wondered.. though it was post apoc crossed with cyberpunk. I'll def check this out when it hits.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Feb 23, 2016, 14:32 Fion
 
This particular review is rather glowing. He says specifically that he came to the game without any anticipation, expecting crazy copy/paste but found it a more unique experience, extremely fun to explore and no-where near the copy/paste in comparison to the previous title. Mechanics a lot of people didn't like are gone, gameplay is great, (though he says the melee weapons don't feel very impactful, at least the first one you get) and that 'capture tower X' gameplay is gone, but base attacks are not.

Frankly I wasn't to interested in this game, after all how much different could it be when they barely had a year to make it? This review didn't 180 me, but I'll definitely be looking for reviews from sources I trust instead of nope'ing out entirely like I did with FC4. I just hope there's a FoV slider (or at least an option in an .ini file) because from this video the FoV seems to be set to about 45!

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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
5. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 14:21 Fion
 
I had framerate issues at all times until I turned down a few things like shadows. I don't have the best systems in the world but it should be plenty powerful enough. (GTX 770, 8g ram, i5-5770k). With the turned down stuff just a bit now it's mostly during 'transfer scenes' that the framerate gets skippy.

My bigger concern however are all the problems with the camera. Freezing up between turns, sticking in odd places, not properly showing enemy movement/action, even completely locking up mid-turn. It's by far the most annoying 'bug' in the game IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
32. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 19:43 Fion
 
Yea a few of the later-game enemies are extremely powerful. In my first game I had an 'avenger downed' mission with the objective guarded by 3 Sectopods and 2 Gatekeepers. This was on high difficulty and I'm reasonably good at the game but they wiped out nearly my entire squad over a handful of turns. Gatekeepers raised up about 20 weaker enemies I'd already killed and the Sectopods surrounded most the soldiers. It was like shooting fish in a barrel and I was the fish. :/

You can bet your ass I made sure I had EMP grenades, hacker specialists, shredder grenadiers with bluescreen rounds galore by that time in my following game.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2016, 12:00 Fion
 
OMG the kid obstacle course video is the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. Laughed so hard I cried.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
12. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 19, 2016, 11:45 Fion
 
I found FO4 to be quite the disappointment personally. Yes it's very polished, the game systems are well done... i.e. combat, the weapon modding, the town building were clear improvements over FO3 and it was fun to explore as Bethesda games always are. But the questing, the storyline, the abysmal [yes] [sarcasm] [no(yes)] social system was so damn immersion breaking to me. I put about 1/4th the hours into FO 4 that I usually put into a Bethesda game and am of the opinion that Bethesda has yet to make a truly great FO game.

I get it.. everyone else is giving it to Witcher 3 so 'dare to be different'. Say what you will about it's 'jenky' combat, but that is it's one niggling flaw in the greatest RPG masterpiece of our time.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
58. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 15:16 Fion
 
Lol blaming all voiced dialog for your games shitty RPG aspects is so 1995 when they still had to worry about their game fitting on a one or two CDs.

I do agree the combat is improved over prior games in the series but frankly that is the ONE thing that is improved. Virtually everything else is worse.

But then again I'm of the opinion that Bethesda hasn't made a truly great RPG in a decade +. Thankfully mods very often give the depth their games so often lack.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 15, 2016, 13:52 Fion
 
What? I'm sorry but the writing - as solid as it is in Rise of the Tomb Raider - is about as far away from better than Witcher 3 as you could possibly get.

Apparently it was political, others have noted that in the last several years, only games with strong female leads have won this aware. Fucking social warriors.
 
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