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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
38. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 16:03 Tumbler
It'd be great if they do something with Starcraft similar to WoW or hearthstone. The fantasy setting has never been my favorite (although Divinity Original Sin EE...holy shit is that fun)

Can't wait for CD Project red to do their cyberpunk thing. Loved Witcher 3 as well I think in large part because it wasn't "high fantasy".

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2015, 13:38 Tumbler
nin wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 11:00:
Well, you could pay $5 for a single month of EA access, play the 10 hours, and then never touch it again.

Not that I will, but for those looking for a quick bang for the buck...

Wondered if this requires an Xbox Live gold sub...

Can I join EA Access without an Xbox Live Gold subscription?
Yes, any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership without an Xbox Live Gold subscription. In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform, however, you’ll need a subscription to Xbox Live Gold. Learn more about Xbox Live Gold membership here:

Haha, technically you can get EA access without gold but online gaming wouldn't work without gold. So I would guess the least you could get away with paying is approx $10 for a 1 month gold code and then another $5 for ea access. More likely you'll pay at least $20 after all is said and done to try the game early.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Trailer
4. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Nov 3, 2015, 20:56 Tumbler
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 20:27:
44% off at Green Man. If I could find a coupon to go on top of that I'm starting to get drawn in as we get closer to December.

It's 25% off. The email says up to 44% on several games, battlefront is 44.99.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Trailer
3. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Trailer Nov 3, 2015, 20:53 Tumbler
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 20:27:
44% off at Green Man. If I could find a coupon to go on top of that I'm starting to get drawn in as we get closer to December.

Everytime I watch that newest trailer I feel a little closer to buying in.

I had forgotten that buying via origin comes with a return option so that didn't I'm just like, u can return it, it's fine, just buy it...
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 3, 2015, 13:43 Tumbler

I think TB's comment on Star Citizen earlier this year is the best summary of things to date.

"They're going to release...something." (I'm paraphrasing)

They're definitely making something and it will be released at some point in the future. What happens from there and how long the game survives beyond that is anyone's guess. For the all the "open development" they've done up to now it's still feels like we're getting no real info on when things are going to be done or when they look like they're going to be done.

I think they're just kicking the goal posts back a bit further everytime we get close and trying to ignore the fact that other games of similar size and scope have a history of taking 5-7 years to be completed. They seem to be marketing the game during that time to bring in more money and sort of threading the needle between keeping people excited and delivering bad news about project completion.

End of 2016 seems ambitious for SQ42, but game development has long been described as a complete mess right up until the final month or two. So maybe they're on track...and they'll deliver something at end of 2016. Or maybe they'll just kick the goal posts out a bit more.

Other games are arriving in the mean time which is great. Plenty of space sims to try out in the near future!
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News Comments > Leaked Fallout 4 Footage
13. Re: Leaked Fallout 4 Footage Nov 2, 2015, 12:04 Tumbler
Should be interesting seeing how people respond to the graphics. This game looks like how i remember fallout 3 looking but when I compare the actual game screenshots from back then it's obviously a lot better.

But parts of those trailers they showed look WAY WAY better than what FO4 looks like on consoles. I can only hope the PC version looks that great but the drama of the console version looking inferior is probably going to be fun!
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 29, 2015, 14:19 Tumbler
I think the threats are bullshit and people canceling these events are assholes. Host the god damn event and quit worrying about stupid shit people say on twitter.

To date has there been any real world violence come from twitter mobs sending horrible messages?

I'm not aware of any. People saying shit on twitter doesn't mean anything the real world.

If you need some assurance of this go to your local police department with a tweet from someone you can identify via the real world. (It's not hard, to my shock and horror some people use their real identity when saying some absolutely horrible things) Ask the police to take action against that person. They won't. They don't consider it to be a real threat in any sense. In fact I'll bet that you're lazy ass won't even go down to fill out the report. (I know I sure as hell didn't when I had a case of identity theft, fuck that I'm busy)

An actual land line phone call carries more weight to them. Online comments, threats, harassment is almost never connected to real violence. Get a fucking grip already.

And, AND!!!! if you think it needs to be treated as leading to actual violence and taken seriously by police the by all means go run for major or chief of police, or just get the news to write stories about real violence that happened from someone who made threats on twitter! Otherwise face facts that people say stupid shit online all day long and almost no violence happens from it.

But it sure does make for great click bait news!
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed
12. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Review Flags Removed Oct 29, 2015, 14:10 Tumbler
Being able to tag reviews is stupid. When a game is released it can be "reviewed". There are no take backs. It was released a few months ago and updated with huge patch recently. People are welcome to write new reviews but the old reviews should stay untouched.

People do this with movies all the time since they are being remastered and re-released all the time. They just explain at the top of the review what specific version this applies to but they don't go label all the old reviews as invalid.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
14. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 27, 2015, 17:25 Tumbler
Jeez, June?

Hope people still want the game by then. Elite is releasing their planet exploration expansion end of this year and I think there are other games on the horizon that should be out by then.

I think these guys are shooting themselves in the foot waiting that long. Star Citizen's single player campaign might even be out by then! (Squadron 42)
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 27, 2015, 15:07 Tumbler
Jivaro wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 14:28:
I know a bunch of you will disagree but I am just not seeing how the organizers made the wrong decision if they don't feel they can provide the security needed to prevent the worst case scenario should a threat turn out to be real, if not from a moral standpoint then a financial one. If they ignore a threat and it comes back to bite them there will be lawsuits and the entire Con industry will have to change. Metal detectors at doors, bomb-sniffing dogs..all this stuff costs money.

“On the one hand, we are an event that prides itself on being a big tent and a marketplace of diverse people and diverse ideas,” director Hugh Forrest wrote in an email to the panelists. “On the other hand, preserving the sanctity of that big tent at SXSW Interactive necessitates that we keep the dialogue civil and respectful — so that people can agree, disagree and embrace new ways of thinking in a safe and secure place.”

Safe Spaces. I'm not surprised, it's Penny Arcade after all. They've said a lot of passive aggressive things about consumers in the past which leave me feeling like they're very much "friends of the industry".

I think that is what this is all about and why it continues to get such a venomous response. The "gaming press" is largely advertising and their value is heavily dependent on the public believing they offer more opinion than advertising and gamergate as a discussion in general isn't going to help them. It may not hurt them but in the end having more and more consumers going elsewhere for game reviews is just against their best interests.

They're doing an effective job at making people think gamergate is just a big hate mob attacking women because they're the gaming press, people still give them too much credit. It's changing though, regardless of how good they are at labeling people it's only a matter of time before you as a consumer have that moment where you see the gaming press as a dog on a leash for the publishers.

Youtube personalities aren't perfect but they also don't have to support an entire back end office with servers, ads, a variety of pop culture topics and daily, if not hourly, content for people to see anytime they come to the site.

Without all that stuff those sites don't make enough money to even stay in business, but all that other stuff fucks with what is the major reason consumers go to those sites. Reviews / Opinions from gamers.

Good luck with your safe spaces. Maybe the government can bail you out when your consumers all move on.
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
28. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 25, 2015, 00:46 Tumbler
Elcabong wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 00:33:
Back to the OP subject.

So what exactly is in this release in terms of gameplay? Single player? Does it have AI to fight against? Space battles? FPS battles?

It's just a small iteration on the Arena Commander game. Some minor tweaks to how it plays and I think you can now drive a little golf cart thing around the planet you can walk around.
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Trailer
5. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Trailer Oct 22, 2015, 22:44 Tumbler
Engine seems to be really showing it's age. The movement seems a little clunky. I hope they're planning to move to a new engine soon. While BF may not be the best game the visuals on it are a level above this game.

Would be nice if they'd update this game as well.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2015, 19:20 Tumbler
I was hoping to buy Dbox tickets to see Star Wars but they're either completely sold out or are not being sold yet.

Going to try and take at least one of my daughters to an early showing. Dbox is the way to go if you can find a theatre that has it.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Details
35. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Details Oct 21, 2015, 13:44 Tumbler
DangerDog wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 23:02:

Get the game from green man gaming for $45, don't invest in the DLC unless oh hey space battles or something.


Deal expires 27th of this month

....phhhhuuuuukkkk. That's an acceptable price considering it will come with that stupid DLC pack. $40 for the game, I'll pay $5 for that DLC.

...checking out....wait why doesn't it say anything about that DLC? Seems it's unclear if you get it or not but seems like no. So it's $45 and I'm likely not getting the code until release day so no preloading...

Maybe I'll just buy it at best buy for $48, I mean $3 dollars more...but again no preloading, then sales tax and now it's $52!?

Fuck it. I'm out. I wanna pay $40 for the base game or $45 for a pre-order that I can preload.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 20, 2015, 23:11 Tumbler hasn't been tracking and selling set top box viewer info for years?

The same company that brazenly messes with customers internet data throttling services like netflix claiming it's their network to exploit...those guys haven't been selling tracking and otherwise exploiting the cable customers?
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
121. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 20, 2015, 11:31 Tumbler
Bub wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 06:38:
I still can't get over the idea of using Hollywood actors in FMV these days, that is just so 90's and so over.

...those are in engine rendered trailers and we've already seen them showing in engine facial stuff rendered in real time.

Nothing is filming live action shots in front if blue screens Ala wing commander 3 and 4.

What are you talking about?

The critics of this game seem to be inventing things to be upset about. There are plenty of things that are worth worrying about, you don't need to invent anything. Go read about their online server instance plan. That makes me laugh, "yeah ok guys, let's just make sure you get instances that support 16 players ok?"
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News Comments > World of Warships Adds Ships
6. Re: World of Warships Adds Ships Oct 20, 2015, 01:27 Tumbler
I've been playing this game a lot over the past weekend. I really like it. It's taking a lot of time to get my first carrier but the battleships are a lot of fun.
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Oct 19, 2015, 17:01 Tumbler
I assume the best time to buy the game will be around black friday. In past years whenever I buy battlefield on release they end up having a good sale on or around black friday where you can get the game on pc or significantly less. Maybe this year they won't bother because it's star wars but I'd like to see how much people enjoy the game after it's released.

It's fun when it's free, but at $60 it doesn't feel like enough. I'm tempted to buy it at best buy using their club for approx $48. I just don't feel like that is a good enough price, $40 seems acceptable. If I can find a sale on the pc version I'll bite on that price.

As far as the season pass, no way I'd buy that right now. I have no doubt they'll offer stuff that feels like it was ripped out of the core game and I'll wait and see if I still feel like playing.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
70. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 15:58 Tumbler
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 15:18:

You realize that DCS is not fun right? It's neat and Cool but anything that takes 11 minutes to just undock is a fucking chore.

Ha! You, sir, don't know how to have fun!

I installed the new DCS 1.5 module last week and went about installing all the available aircraft I had available and firing them all up just to see if I could do it. The FW-190 gave me quite a bit of trouble, everything was in german for starters, because the engine startup sequence on that thing involved a weird charge switch that you'd have to hold in the up position for about 10 seconds then press it down to fire the engine. This wasn't explained well enough in the instructions so I kept trying to fire the engine without enough charge to actually turn it over. You can imagine how many laughs I got when I couldn't start it for the 5th time in a row. So I fired up the ole youtube and watched someone else do it. Had a good laugh see that the engine start level needed to be held up for you actually start the engine, obviously, hahaha.

And then I tried starting up the p51. That was in english so I figured I'd be able to stumble through it but a very similar problem came up. I'd kick over the engine and it wouldn't start! Well after a good laugh seeing the engine spin up and sputter to a halt at least a dozen times I fired up the ole youtuber and watched someone do it to figure out what I was doing wrong.

Turns out you have to start the engine once with a mixture of oil and gas then let it stop, then move the mixture lever back to normal operation and fire it up a second time to get the engine to start. Apparently I was essentially flooding the engine when I started it in the primer position. Once I got that engine running it purred like a kitten. So I promptly kicked that engine into gear and tryed to taxi my way out to the runway only to roll my plane because I failed to keep my speed low enough so I could turn without causing the plane to spin around and blow up.

It was glorious fun!

You can skip all this fun though, you can just tell it to drop you on the runway ready for take off. Turn on the take off assist and auto rudder and you only need to push the engine power up and you'll take off.

Flying is a whole different level of fun too! So many things to screw up that will send you cartwheeling into the ground!
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
61. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 15:13 Tumbler
Krael wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 14:43:
Think of it like the DCS games as far as fidelity and interaction with the ship, but in space (if you're into that, which I am)

11 minute startup/undocking sequence:

And the game's site:

And only $10 to try it out, and that $10 gets you a $10 credit on the final when it comes out apparently.

And now we return to our regularly scheduled circlejerk

That is exactly what I'm looking for! I've been dreaming of DCS (Digital Combat Simulations) making a spaceship module to use in their DCS world. I love jumping into those aircraft and just looking around and pressing buttons.

That is the level of detail I was hoping star citizen was going to have but it appears they're going for something a lot simpler. Flying in DCS with anything less than a joystick is pretty ridiculous and if you want to go from cold start to flying you really need everything, pedals with brakes, full HOTAS, head tracking thingy.

I try to get by with a keyboard and mouse just to see if I can but it's a complete joke.
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