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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2017, 14:23 Kxmode
 
"Dog pr0n." Giggle  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak?
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak? May 10, 2017, 04:43 Kxmode
 
@mellis - Ubi fixed these issues in Syndicate. AI no longer waits. They will attack regardless. It forces you to "chain" dodge often. It also creates a bit of challenge to setup combo takedowns since the timing for AI attacks is random.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak?
7. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak? May 10, 2017, 04:35 Kxmode
 
@Slick - That was introduced in Syndicate. It's the exact opposite of Unity's map madness. If you want to see the extras you need to buy them from the vendor, otherwise, the map remains clutter free.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak?
3. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Revealed via Leak? May 9, 2017, 22:53 Kxmode
 
It took six months to go from AC2 to Syndicate. The story lingered after AC3 but the gameplay in Black Flag more than made up. To date, BF remains my personal favorite of the series, followed by Syndicate. As the gameplay got worse going into Rogue and Unity, the story continued to get more interesting. Spoilers: Syndicate ended with Juno saying she was ready to reenter the world. I'm very much looking forward to that. As much as I like the series, I hope it reaches a good ending.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans May 9, 2017, 03:24 Kxmode
 

Is the COD series jumping the shark?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2017, 15:01 Kxmode
 
Blue wrote on May 8, 2017, 12:38:
Agent-Zero wrote on May 7, 2017, 13:28:
how is that even remotely "not allowed"? id love an explanation for that, if you actually think you are justified in any way simply beyond "i wanted to censor that so i did".. which of course is your prerogative, since you own the site - but i am wondering if there is some sort of "principal" you believe is being upheld by silencing any question against the authority of religion.. yes id love to hear about it

You are making off-topic posts directed at a single-user in an attempt to instigate shit and hijack threads. And now you want to pretend you don't know why? Any more and you'll have to register another new account.

Thanks, Blue. Apologies for going there and forcing action.
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K18 Shaq Attack
1. Re: NBA 2K18 Shaq Attack May 8, 2017, 14:50 Kxmode
 

First thought. "The Ted Kaczynski edition?" Different shack.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Vaccine / Anti-vaccine crusaders May 7, 2017, 01:14 Kxmode
 
From the article:

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The presentation by anti-vaccine activist Mark Blaxill drew cheers and applause. Blaxill, a Boston businessman whose adult daughter has autism, played down the threat of measles and played up local autism rates.

“When you hear people from the state public health department saying there is no risk, that [vaccines] are safe, this is the sort of thing that should cause you to be skeptical,” Blaxill said.

Two pediatricians in the audience stepped up to a microphone to denounce the claims.

“I am very concerned, especially in the midst of a measles outbreak, to have folks come into a community impacted by this disease and start talking about links between MMR and autism,” said Andrew Kiragu, interim chief of pediatrics at Hennepin Medical Center in Minneapolis. “This is a travesty.”

He and the other doctors were interrupted by boos and yelling.

“For God’s sake, I want to know if vaccines are safe!” Sahra Osman shouted. She has a nearly adult son who received an autism diagnosis when he was 3. “My people are suffering! We’re not ignorant. I read a lot. I know a lot. I educate myself. . . . You don’t know what you are talking about.”

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There are two sides to every story and the truth is somewhere in the middle.
 
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News Comments > OVERKILL's The Walking Delayed
1. No subject May 6, 2017, 20:30 Kxmode
 
Could they have picked a more ripoff title? Overwatch: The Walking Dead  
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D
26. Re: Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D May 6, 2017, 12:16 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on May 6, 2017, 00:33:
I miss the days of shareware games. *sniff*

Me too! Now we live in a world where publishers sell seasons passes of mystery content for almost as much as the base game, at launch.

Remember how much fun we had at Bethesda's expense for their ridiculous "horse armor" DLC?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Oculus Announces Closure Of Oculus Story Studio May 6, 2017, 12:13 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on May 6, 2017, 02:12:
VR is HOOOOOOOT!!!!

From the article: "From the departure of co-founder Palmer Luckey and the stepping down of former CEO Brendan Iribe, to a major loss in a lawsuit with ZeniMax, it's safe to assume that things have not gone as planned for the virtual reality company owned by Facebook."

No kidding?

VR has a limited shelf life, and unless a killer app of some sort happens soon, the format will turn into the next "3D printer." It'll have a minuscule niche market that isn't sustainable by Vive, Valve, Oculus, Sony, et all, and the publishers to be profitable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 6, 2017, 12:05 Kxmode
 
NewMaxx wrote on May 5, 2017, 21:48:
This is correct. There is actually an internal reason for all the suffixes. H = high performance, HQ = high quality/performance quad-core, M = mobile, U = ultra-low power, K = unlocKed, etc.

Fascinating! Wait until they get to Q for Quantum. Smart
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2017, 12:03 Kxmode
 

Maybe the lack of a Saturday update implies Blue may have celebrated Cinco a tad too hard?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 5, 2017, 20:47 Kxmode
 
"K" doesn't represent any word. The letter is used by Intel to identify processors with an unlocked multiplier, meaning you can overclock the CPU in the bios by just increasing the CPU multiplier.
 
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D
17. Re: Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D May 5, 2017, 18:36 Kxmode
 
Slick wrote on May 5, 2017, 18:08:
Kxmode wrote on May 5, 2017, 15:36:
25th anniversary? I did nazi that coming!

That is not funny, anne frankly I'm offended. These Nazi jokes are taking me out of mein kampfort zone, we should probably gestoppo right now.

You really had to concentrate to hitler that joke reich out of the camps.
 
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News Comments > Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D
13. Re: Happy Birthday Wolfenstein 3D May 5, 2017, 15:36 Kxmode
 

25th anniversary? I did nazi that coming!
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Free Weekend
16. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Free Weekend May 5, 2017, 03:44 Kxmode
 
Linksil wrote on May 5, 2017, 02:01:
Kxmode: What do you propose instead of season pass? I mean they can put out all the DLC and then just bundle it latter as a pass. But most passes tell you what to expect and when to expect it. And us as normal gamers expect a 3-6month delay off that time. I wish we didn't live in a world with seasons passes, but younger gamer's seem to be about instant gratification and that's what the pass gives them vs our older expansion pack model. Also people keep expecting more and more out of each expansion.

It's not so much the DLC itself that I dislike. What I find distasteful is a publisher selling the core game for full price (e.g. $59.99) alongside a season pass (a season pass on a preorder makes no sense). In many instances, the season pass is almost as expensive as the core game. Those who continue to support this model ultimately create a "green" approach to what publishers feel they can charge for their products. They view this as, "We are not selling a $60 game. We are selling the full game for $100, $120 and more. $60 is just the entry point." This profit-driven mindset causes them to make decisions to leave content out during development that years ago would be included. There was a time, not long ago, when core games touted an exhaustive list of features. Now, those features are listed next to the list of features from the season pass so that if you buy both, you get the complete experience. If publishers need to inflate gaming prices to cover expenses, then do it. Charge $99 for the FULL game with no season pass and no DLC.

Linksil wrote on May 5, 2017, 02:01:
Crowdfunding I don't mind as long as it's done right and you know what to expect from your money.

That would be ideal, but that rarely happens. I can't think of a single project that I've backed that launched. One, in particular, "Hullabaloo Steampunk animated film," I supported for $50 in 2014. Hasn't been produced, released, or even updated; and I suspect the creator has abandoned it. These results happen all the time. Conversely, Star Citizen pretty much broke all the suggestions you provides, and then some. The core problem with crowdfunded video games (and I only refer to video games) is expectation management. EM is essential to any project and is the difference between Harebrained Studios' track record of successfully crowdfunded deliveries and CIG's atrocious record of deliverables.

If Chris Roberts has great ideas, but can't manage his expectations and work within limits, then you run into issues with a project not beholden to anyone. It will keep going until either Chris retires or the money dries up. When publishers are involved the developer is accountable to them because it's their money. With SC the situation is worse because in additional to Chris having near autonomy to do whatever he wishes, many of the backers have turned into devoted zealots who are quick to stifle any criticisms.

Linksil wrote on May 5, 2017, 02:01:
Also letting you into the dev and influence the game is neat. Although this is almost never the case. EA's just seem like a total money grab at this point so many never finish. I wouldn't mind new laws punishing those that didn't release a full product.

Given the current track record of early access and crowdfunded projects, I'd rather let the process stay behind closed doors in exchange for developers having to answer to a boss (publisher). I guarantee you if an EA or an Activision funded Star Citizen they would be busting Chris' balls right about now, and rightly so. The game's budget, scope, and deliverables have been a joke.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer. May 5, 2017, 00:14 Kxmode
 
SlimRam wrote on May 4, 2017, 01:54:
Normally I don't care what race plays what part in movies/tv and Idris is a GREAT actor but he's black. Roland isn't and the tension between him and Detta Walker (in 'The Drawing of the Three') is BECAUSE he's a "white muthafucka". Hell, Detta wants to kill him through most that book and HAAAAAAAATES white people... like ALOT. It's a big part of her persona and story.

I have no doubt that Idris will play Roland well, I just wonder about the reason for picking him?

Either way, looking forward to this very much!

"To me, the color of the gunslinger doesn't matter. What I care about is how fast he can draw...and that he takes care of the ka-tet." - Stephen King

Pretty sure the only color King cares about is green.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Free Weekend
14. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Free Weekend May 5, 2017, 00:04 Kxmode
 
Linksil wrote on May 4, 2017, 19:48:
Kxmode wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:40:
Linksil wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:02:
Because you have to really pound into the game to get through all the free content.

In difference to your asinine comment, I do not want to play for free. I merely want to test drive the product, like I do before buying other products such as cars and music.

Nothing asinine about my comment. The fact that you took it as to saying you want to play the whole game for free is just a reflection on yourself and your views. I agree with today's game market, demos and ways to try the game on your system before buying it is even more important.

I was more pointing out that they are more likely to do this now because the amount of content is enough, that most players, aren't getting through it in a weekend. This makes them more likely to buy the game that's over a year old and had a horrible launch. Also they have all the DLC content which flushes out the game even more.

I see. If someone quotes me, then uses "you" as opposed to the broad "we" or "us," to me this implies I prefer to "really pound into the game to get through all the free content." Anyhow, thanks for clarifying.

Linksil wrote on May 4, 2017, 19:48:
Sadly I see us moving more towards paid alpha/beta tests for reduced trials instead of real demos.

That exists in the form of Season Passes. People pay in advance for mystery content that in some cases even the developers don't know what will be (See Bethesda's comment about Fallout 4 season pass). Personally, I hate crowdfunding and early access, but I view season passes as worse. I wish people would smarten up and realize the season pass format is terrible.
 
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