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Re: Saturday Previews
Nov 19, 2011, 19:54
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Re: Saturday Previews Nov 19, 2011, 19:54
Nov 19, 2011, 19:54
 
Yawn... What a waste. This game will hit, fail, and the developers will be surprised. Stunning.
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Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving
Nov 19, 2011, 08:37
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Re: Skyrim Patch After Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2011, 08:37
Nov 19, 2011, 08:37
 
Drezden wrote on Nov 19, 2011, 07:47:
I thought Oblivion was alright, at best, very ugly and clunky.
Fallout 3 and New Vegas I just couldn't get into, the animation in both was still as garbage as it was in Oblivion.

Suffice to say I was very reluctant to buy Skyrim, but saw everyone on my Steam list playing it, which I hadn't seen for a new game in awhile.

So I bought it yesterday evening. Got it downloaded and started playing around 10pm figuring I'd get out of the starting area and head to bed.

4am, I go to bed, can barely sleep, and now I'm going to be late to work.

Fuck you Skyrim. (It's a great game, animations and character models vastly better. I'm really impressed)

Boy that sounds familiar. I was very disappointed with Oblivion (level scaling killed it instantly for me and didn't go back when the community mods came out), enjoyed FO3 but couldn't get that into it, and therefore didn't even try FO;NV...but I love Skyrim. It's been a very long time since I've gotten this into a game.

I'm not happy with the UI (please give me my good 'ole doll/grid inventory!), and I think the loot system scaling is poor. However, the game is great enough that I'll happily wait for the mods.

Only one CTD, and a few animals dropping from the sky, and loot hanging in mid air are the only bugs I've encountered so far.

Running on an old e8400, gtx280 machine on high with no major frame rate issues.
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Re: MechWarrior Online Using CryENGINE 3
Nov 18, 2011, 08:19
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Re: MechWarrior Online Using CryENGINE 3 Nov 18, 2011, 08:19
Nov 18, 2011, 08:19
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Nov 18, 2011, 07:46:
This will be so extremely dumbed down...

I really hope not. But with all the problems they have had already I'm not full of confidence.
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Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours?
Nov 15, 2011, 16:33
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Re: Skyrim Sells 3.4M in 48 Hours? Nov 15, 2011, 16:33
Nov 15, 2011, 16:33
 
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2011, 15:32:
Good News

(for those of you who don't get it, darN is making progress is deciphering the new UI setup.)

Edit : Common Sense. Bethesda does not have it.

Creston

Great summary of the UI issues there. Maybe I'm too old school but it seems like an RPG like Skyrim is just crying out for a doll/grid inventory system.

Oh well, love the game and am looking forward to the UI mods.
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Re: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim
Nov 13, 2011, 08:26
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Re: 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Skyrim Nov 13, 2011, 08:26
Nov 13, 2011, 08:26
 
I'm going to bed and waking up thinking about things to do in this game and I know I've only scratched the surface so far. I'm now an obsessive flower picker/butterfly murderer playing with alchemy.

Playing my old e8400, gtx280 at 1920x1200 on high settings with NO problems. My wife is even peeking over my shoulder making comments about how "pretty" the game looks. I find myself looking for places with a nice view.
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Re: Skyrim Soars
Nov 12, 2011, 08:41
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Re: Skyrim Soars Nov 12, 2011, 08:41
Nov 12, 2011, 08:41
 
Having a GREAT time with this game so far.

Not only that, I'm playing it on my old, E8400, GTX280(with updated drivers of course), 4GB RAM. The game picked high settings and I haven't bothered tweaking that yet as it looks great. I imagine further driver updates will improve it more.

I was really getting worried about having to upgrade before the 7xxx series cards got here early next year but now I'm just going to wait until the 7xxx/6xx wars figure themselves out and upgrade then. The only other game I'm even going to try is SWTOR and my good 'ole gtx280 will hold up just fine.

My one gripe with Skyrim so far... ya, the UI. It's not like it's totally broken, but developers really, REALLY need to just accept the fact that mouse/keyboard and console controllers are far too different to attempt to combine. If the mod community can do it relatively quickly , why can't the developer? I think they must get blinded by the console controller UI having to work so much with it and truly think the PC UI seems natural and good. It isn't.
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Re: Skyrim Arrives
Nov 11, 2011, 14:31
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Re: Skyrim Arrives Nov 11, 2011, 14:31
Nov 11, 2011, 14:31
 
For some reason I wanted a physical copy so I sent my wife out to get one.

She stopped to pick it up for me (I'm stuck at work) at Best Buy...they're sold out. Sold out before 10am apparently. She ran over to GameStop and sure enough, one copy left. It was being held by an employee behind the counter "for a friend." His boss made him give it up for my wife to purchase! I found a strange sense of guilt and glee when she told me. Kind of like I stole a kids lunch money, but he was a bully anyway.

Stuck at work for another 5 hours or so and reading these first impressions is driving me crazy. Can't wait to give it a go.
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Re: MechWarrior Online Interview, Art
Nov 9, 2011, 16:59
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Re: MechWarrior Online Interview, Art Nov 9, 2011, 16:59
Nov 9, 2011, 16:59
 
Please please please don't suck!
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Re: Activision Independent Games Competition
Oct 3, 2011, 14:05
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Re: Activision Independent Games Competition Oct 3, 2011, 14:05
Oct 3, 2011, 14:05
 
What was last years winner?
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Re: MechWarrior Reboot News Nears
Sep 29, 2011, 12:49
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Re: MechWarrior Reboot News Nears Sep 29, 2011, 12:49
Sep 29, 2011, 12:49
 
God I hope not! I want the feel of a walking, giant tank. If crouching or laying down is a long, complicated process, I might go for it... like setting up defensively before an expected attack... but not something you would do quickly in the middle of battle.
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Re: Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Announced
Aug 26, 2011, 14:46
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Re: Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Announced Aug 26, 2011, 14:46
Aug 26, 2011, 14:46
 
$2800... really? REALLY?! Marketed for those of us that like to sit on the couch, play our favorite games (only for a year or two because all the hardware in this overpriced POS will quickly be out of date), and toss packets of $100's into the fireplace for some warmth and ambiance.
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Sales Limited Huttball Introduced
Aug 19, 2011, 14:33
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Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch Sales Limited Huttball Introduced Aug 19, 2011, 14:33
Aug 19, 2011, 14:33
 
Sooo, marketing to get you to rush out and pre-order? I can't believe they would limit the amount of sales. Something tells me if you want to buy a copy, it will be available.
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Re: RIFT Semi-Anniversary Celebration Includes Free Play
Aug 18, 2011, 11:25
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Re: RIFT Semi-Anniversary Celebration Includes Free Play Aug 18, 2011, 11:25
Aug 18, 2011, 11:25
 
Illumin wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 11:03:
To tell you the truth I have my doubts about any online game anymore. They all end up being the same thing, raid the same 5 dungeons for months on end, fight in the same 5 warfronts / battlegrounds for months do these same 20 dailys for months on end.

This is what I'm afraid of. I'm really hoping SWTOR will recapture some of the interest I had in early WoW. Something tells me it won't, not because the quality of the game, but because the nature of MMORPGs has gotten SO stale. With any luck, the new atmosphere and fresh start will keep my interest high. If not, there are certainly a number of great looking games on the way!
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Re: Space Pirates and Zombies and Demo Released
Aug 16, 2011, 08:01
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Re: Space Pirates and Zombies and Demo Released Aug 16, 2011, 08:01
Aug 16, 2011, 08:01
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 16, 2011, 06:48:
Icewind wrote on Aug 16, 2011, 06:39:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 15, 2011, 23:55:
finga wrote on Aug 15, 2011, 23:49:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Aug 15, 2011, 23:14:
Why do you need this many stores to sell a game that sucks ass?
The game is fucking fantastic. Did you actually play it?

You dare question the authority of Reagle? Better watch yourself. He'll own your ass in CoD.

Yes, if someone doesn't like your indie darling game it must therefore mean he;s a CoD nerd.

Can we stop making that assumption? Every idiot that hears me say I hate Minecraft pulls that shit, and the only thing I hate more than Minecraft are military FPS games.

Point
Match
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Lovely way to start my day!
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Re: Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM
Aug 11, 2011, 14:40
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Re: Runic on Diablo III vs. Torchlight 2 RMTs and DRM Aug 11, 2011, 14:40
Aug 11, 2011, 14:40
 
I've always thought of the Diablo series as single player games with a multi player option. Starcraft 2 as well. It's funny, to me anyway, seeing many (most actually) think of it as multiplayer first. I do plan on exploring the MP option more on D3, however, as it seems like the game is really being pushed as MP first, SP second.
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Re: WoW Drops More Subs
Aug 5, 2011, 14:19
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Re: WoW Drops More Subs Aug 5, 2011, 14:19
Aug 5, 2011, 14:19
 
LFace wrote on Aug 5, 2011, 03:40:
Bit late to the comments but heres my take. I played WoW for a few years since vanilla (not very early vanilla mind, but maybe a couple of months before TBC) and back then it was hard to level. The quests were not streamlined like they are now.

Back then it took me a long time to level, mainly because I didnt know what I was doing as a noob, but also because there was no big yellow arrow pointing where to go, where to find such-and-such, where the next quest is and so forth. People had to Look for what they were after. Look for the next quest and so on.

Now, WoW is so easy to level and play because it holds your hand the whole time whilst questing. You get to top level in next to no time due to fully streamlined quests that you never have to go hunting for the next place to go. That for me is whats killed it.

I would estimate when I first started WoW and got past the "I have no idea what im doing" phase, then it would take me a few month to get to max level. Now, its about a week or 2 for a casual to level to max. Heck on my first character I stuck with (Warlock) it took about 8 months to get to level 60 - probably because I sucked, but also because I liked exploring and finding stuff for recipes without buying them off the AH. That doesnt exist anymore, its all about BUY ALL OF THE THINGS!!! and ACCEPT ALL THE QUESTS WITHOUT READING!!! and that isnt a game, that isnt fun and its why in my eyes WoW is dying.

Really sums up how I feel. It's too bad really, because I miss the adventure that I originally discovered in WoW, my first MMO. Played since closed beta and canceled a few months ago. It's lost it's sense of exploration, danger, "what's over that next mountain" feel. Gearing with badges killed a part of raiding for me. It was really great while it lasted though. Looking forward to SWTOR and whatever Blizzard has coming down the road.
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Re: Woo!
Oct 28, 2004, 22:37
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Re: Woo! Oct 28, 2004, 22:37
Oct 28, 2004, 22:37
 
This game has been a blast to play. Sorry to see the CB go but I'm ready to pay to play. Still has some work but it's very close.

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Re: beta?
Oct 28, 2004, 22:34
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Re: beta? Oct 28, 2004, 22:34
Oct 28, 2004, 22:34
 
"It never seemed that impressive to me. A whole living world is only impressive as a technical feat unless it makes great gameplay, and I haven't seen any great gameplay in those videos that have been released over time."

You've got to be kidding. The videos look GREAT! I'm much more worried about a letdown after seeing how much fun this game looks to be.


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Re: No subject
Oct 25, 2004, 13:38
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Re: No subject Oct 25, 2004, 13:38
Oct 25, 2004, 13:38
 
Have played with 3 different characters now, highest being a lvl 26 warrior. My first MMORPG. I don't know how the games before this compare, but I'm telling you, this is FUN! I don't know why really, because all it really is about is leveling and getting better "stuff." It's just so much fun to do it for some reason.

Is it ready? Probably one big patch (classes still need to be filled out, some major quest issues, higher lvl content from what I've heard) away from being ready for retail... then there will still be big time tweaks (class balance) and bug smashing (quests/animations/ect). Understand though, from my admittedly limited view, this thing is as about "done" as any PC game I've played right now.

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Re: Hmmm...
Aug 23, 2004, 13:59
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Re: Hmmm... Aug 23, 2004, 13:59
Aug 23, 2004, 13:59
 
"That's the best part about it. Sometime back 2000+ years ago some guys were sitting around thinking, "man we have to beat those elephants somehow. Any ideas?"

"Well, how about pigs?"

"Yeah, pigs. I don't know. Maybe we can set them on fire too or something."

"It's crazy but if anything we'll have some bacon to eat after the fight.""

Yup, but their first experiment, pre-firepig, went horribly wrong... It was just Joe from the 3rd spearman's divison running at the lead elephant with two large pink peacock feathers waving around madly... poor Joe.

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