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News Comments > Destiny 2 Season Details
19. Re: Destiny 2 Season Details Oct 22, 2017, 09:14 Asmodai
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 17:15:
ExGemini wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 17:06:
Darks wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 17:04:
Jagacademy wrote on Oct 21, 2017, 14:06:
Keep this console port trash off the PC.
You need to shut up. Enough with all of your bullshit...

Hurts much?

There's a certain irony that the first post in the thread is someone butthurt over a game no one is twisting their arm to buy coming to PC, but it's only triggered if someone calls them out for being butthurt... \= |
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News Comments > World of Warplanes 2.0 Tomorrow
5. Re: Re: World of Warplanes 2.0 Tomorrow Oct 12, 2017, 09:23 Asmodai
Rigs wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 20:06:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 12:06:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 10:25:
Amazes me that Blizzard doesn't go after them for that name. I remember when LucasArts went after Remedy for a logo that looked too similar to theirs.

You can't copyright the world.

No, but they try anyway. Like when Intel wanted to copyright the number '586' and got shot down, they went with Pentium instead. After a while these corps think they can do anything. The money literally goes to their head.


Not that I support their efforts in the least, but I kinda get why they try that shit on (and why it makes them awful cunts). The money invested trying to corner trademarks on such generic terms compared to what they would gain if they pulled it off is chickenfeed to them.

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News Comments > Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth Released
4. Re: Grim Dawn: Ashes of Malmouth Released Oct 12, 2017, 06:04 Asmodai
Biggest problem with the original GD was how the storyline proverbially lost the plot towards the end. The ending just didn't service the storyline you'd spent the first few acts getting all worked up about. Hoping the expansion kinda brings it home.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 06:53 Asmodai
Ventura wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 19:53:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 19:43:
It happened in Australia, it can happen here.

I'd like to believe that was true but I've lived in Australia for almost 30 years of my 43 years of existence and I've never met anyone who (inanely) equated freedom with the right to bear arms.

Many, many more will die.

Likewise (born here and 37/42), but I think Australia did something disingenuous in how it used Martin Bryant. We took a person who had an IQ of 66 and was mentally ill and used the scapegoat of guns to make sweeping changes to the arms act in Australia.

15 mass murder events before Port Arthur, 14 after. And while there are some significant sprees, there are certainly a lot of family killings, and apart from Port Arthur, arson racks up the biggest death tolls.

You put up 29 multiple murders(139 deaths including Port Arthur, 99 deaths post Port Arthur) over 46 years as an indication that Australia had some sort of extreme violence problem that we solved by getting law abiding citizens to hand in their semi automatic fire arms? (because the people you actually have to worry about probably wouldn't hand over the guns, right?)

I'm not saying the gun laws are bad, but people are extremely short sighted if they think they actually solve anything. Take away the gun, someone will use a truck, or a knife, or fire. You'll never fix all the problems, people will still go nuts. But if you focus on taking away the reasons for them to snap..?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2017, 06:27 Asmodai
Ventura wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 17:28:
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2017, 15:43:
There's literally no way to prevent this.

Thought occurs not selling automatic firearms to every Tom, Dick and Harry that wants to buy one might be a pretty fucking good place to start.

Firearms allow people who snap to hit the awful high scores, but it isn't the reason they snap.

A few thoughts.

-Mediocre people who know that they will become a name that lives in infamy for decades to come. Fueled by the media and the hunger for information, they will become the most notorious person on the planet (for now) in a matter of hours.

-The US has a long history of protecting the exploiters and abandoning the exploited. See the GFC as a good example. People who feel disconnected and abandoned from society have no empathy for those in society. No empathy = sociopathy, makes it a lot easier to murder people without remorse.

-The US has a terrible history on social support structures for people. When going out in a blaze of "glory" is preferable to living in the US, you have to ask serious questions about the quality of life in the greatest country on earth.

-Mental disease is increasing and the treatment options rely on having access to the health system, which many don't. Mentally ill people do things that most people wouldn't consider or understand. If you don't care for your citizens mental well being, you'll see more of this.

This is not to take away from the gun issue, or to heap shit on the US. There is much that is awesome about America. But the complete lack of introspection on this issue past "guns bad" blows my mind. It's an easy scapegoat (+ an unsolvable problem, that horse has bolted). Bitch about guns, someone proposes some feel good legislation which will never pass, everyone grumbles about the NRA, status quo remains and queue up the next mass murder, likely sooner than the last and likely with a higher body count. Try to actually take away the guns and the % who are deadly serious about this become an armed militia of millions of people.

I don't know how the hell you go about unfucking this mess, but maintaining the narrative that it's the gun that is the problem, and not thinking about why the person pulls the trigger? Seems like the definition of insanity (same thing over and over/different results?).
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
5. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Sep 20, 2017, 06:37 Asmodai
I've enjoyed all the new Wolf games to date and this one looks no different.  
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News Comments > Warframe Plains of Eidolon Trailer
4. Re: Warframe Plains of Eidolon Trailer Sep 16, 2017, 21:41 Asmodai
Warframe has all the right components, good mechanics (both shooting and moving), reasonably easy to play free, great co-op etc, it just doesn't tie it all together well in to an experience.

It's in the same sort of space that Left 4 Dead or Vermintide are, you can have a shitload of fun running missions and grinding gear, but ultimately it really doesn't have much of a higher goal.

As it's free, it's well worth a play just to see if you like it.

Lastly, even though there are tutorials, the interface in your ship (home base stuff) is fairly unintuitive. As a returning player recently after a long break and a UI redesign, I literally had no fucking idea what I was doing for the first couple of hours... =)
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 10:00 Asmodai
Beamer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 02:35:
Gotcha, and agreed.

As for the people here that refuse to accept the undeniable when it challenges them, particularly in identity politics, I'll fall back to the cliché loosely related to what we were discussing and point out that it's incredibly unlikely that their identity has ever been subject to politics.

Talk about your arrogant, holier than thou, virtue signalling trash.

As Mashiki noted, there are places on the planet where being white is the best way to get yourself killed/raped/robbed/abducted, and since you've obviously led a sheltered existence (see, if you get to make broad half assed assumptions about people, we all should, right??) where the worst you had to deal with is bad words that hurt your 5 year old sensibilities, please refrain from weighing in to subjects you have no fucking idea about while the adults who have ventured beyond their mother's skirts are speaking...

Did I do it right? That whole "Whatever I decide at the time is the rules" bit you seem to love trotting out whenever anyone disagrees with you? It's kinda liberating to stomp around like a child throwing a tantrum demanding that everyone do as I say and make sure you don't offend me... X D

I don't give a fuck about PDP, people can crucify him as much as the like over this. What I do care about is that the worth of your, my, anyone's experiences are nothing compared to the colour of the skins we wear in the eyes of certain outrage peddlers around here.

If the first response to an opinion is "Lemme guess, your white", or someone tries to shut down debate by saying that whatever they are thinking is obviously undeniable, the in all likelihood you're the problem, not the cure.

I'll leave this as food for thought if people could take a break, as Tool so eloquently put it, from putting their "foot in mouth and head up ass".

That's a great start at fixing race problems, and Daryl Davis is a person I deeply admire. Watch the movie sometime, you might learn something.
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access
3. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Early Access Sep 1, 2017, 11:00 Asmodai
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 10:56:
Paid beta is what you're getting.

I'll end up buying this game on full release, I buy all Warhammer 40k games pretty much. I'm hoping this is better than Space Marine (Which is the best one to date).

Hoping it's better than Deathwing and Eternal Crusade (yeah, diff studios, but seriously, Games Workshop need to stop whoring out their IP to every hack...)
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 1, 2017, 09:11 Asmodai
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 21:17:
And later on
August 19, 2017 e-mail notification that glasses were recalled

(Eclipse was 21st..)

So basically that's some blokes who didn't read their emails for 2 days..... that got partially blinded (although maybe not permanently?) from using a recalled product. That's some shitty luck but I can't really blame Amazon here, they did recall the glasses and they can't do much more than notify you per email...

And who the hell doesn't read (or smell) their emails for 2 entire days or 48 hours...

Sorry, but that doesn't cut it.

When you sell a product specifically designed for safety, and you warrant the product can be used to safely do something that is otherwise hazardous, you should be fucking sure that the product does as advertised. Saying that people not reading their email is an excuse for no liability is completely silly.

What if they were out of communications? What if they got their new glasses and immediately donned them to look up at the sun prior to the recall? What if an overzealous email filter caught the email and filed it in the bin? Or any one of a dozen different reasons why a person may not be notified (eg. Might be like me, a person not welded to electronic notifications).

Recalls happen, but if it'll only work as an excuse if Amazon can prove the person saw the email and used the glasses anyway.
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News Comments > Survived By Announced
14. Re: Survived By Announced Aug 31, 2017, 06:12 Asmodai
Have played RoTMG on and off for years and it's great fun for wasting time and blowing off Steam. If you don't like pixel art, shmups/bullet hell or permadeath, obviously you won't be interested, but the games do have a distinct audience.

ps. Most of these games allow you to stow gear you find for your descendant characters, but it can be disappointing to screaming head desk when you tank a character. /shrug Perma is not for everyone obviously.
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior (2013) Free; New Shadow Warrior 2 DLC
2. Re: Shadow Warrior (2013) Free; New Shadow Warrior 2 DLC Aug 22, 2017, 20:26 Asmodai
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Aug 22, 2017, 19:59:
First Brink, now Shadow Warrior.

I need to stop buying games if they're just gonna keep giving them away for free after a few years. I'd save a bundle.

SW1 was worth it though, and SW2 is as well. Flying Wild Hog is one of my fave dev houses and they deserve the financial success for making good games.

And for all those who haven't felt the full force of Wang? You have no excuses, get thee to Steam for a face full of Wang!!! = D
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Launch Trailer
4. Re: Destiny 2 Launch Trailer Aug 22, 2017, 06:29 Asmodai
The two things (as a PC player) that incline me to give this a whirl.

1. Major complaint thus far = it's more like an expansion to 1 than a true sequel. Well, woot, never played 1 so it'll be a fresh experience (and hell, we've all played grindy games before).

2. Have a group of friends who love co-op and generally, that group makes a lot of games, that are less than spectacular, really fun because of the bullshit we get up to.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched
6. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Aug 11, 2017, 21:02 Asmodai
Wonder if it's possible to crash your ship yet, or are you still protected by the invisible "pull up and fly straight" bumper system?  
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News Comments > War Tech Fighters Announced
2. Re: War Tech Fighters Announced Aug 5, 2017, 06:39 Asmodai
Oh dear, that looks fucking awful... = \  
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Launches
10. Re: Secret World Legends Launches Aug 1, 2017, 18:49 Asmodai
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 1, 2017, 10:29:
Thanks for the review, Asmodai. I have a friend who was wanting to get us into this game (he bought a lifetime account when it first came out). I may still check it out for the storylines, but it sounds like I'm going to be absurdly underpowered and hit a difficulty wall pretty quickly if loot drops are locked behind a paywall.

Sorry, I should clarify.

All loot bags come from quests, and they are abundant, but loot gearing up = use the abundant greens that are basically useless as XP for your chosen items to power them up.

Your power level in game for PvE content is not a huge issue (although later areas do get difficult to solo, something I don't actually mind), so I'd definitely suggest having a look, but it's good to be eyes wide open about the volume of prods to pay to win. The investigation quests are seriously challenging (eg. deciphering morse code, translating Romanian and ancient Greek, working out triangulation on a map using cryptic clues etc). Most players just go to the cheat sites for solutions but you can spend hours nutting out the puzzles (one quest, Hell and Bach, requires you to translate latin then match the letters to demonic glyphs to key in phrases to 4-5 different summoning circles to complete a ritual).
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Launches
1. Re: Secret World Legends Launches Aug 1, 2017, 10:05 Asmodai
While I've enjoyed replaying SW (originally a lifetime grandmaster account), SWL is 100% P2W at the moment. You can freely boost stats, items etc with real money (at obscene prices, to fully boost a base green to an orange quality will likely run you over 100 bucks...). You can also buy skill and AP points to unlock abilities as fast as you can run up a credit bill, and trade the RM currency for in game AH currency. There are also no loot drops from regular mobs, only boxes that you have to pay RM currency to buy keys to open (standard crap shoot for items out of the box of course).

That being said, you can easily trade in game currency for premium currency (although in game currency earning is gated to 10 or 12k a day depending on your patron status + whatever you earn off the AH), but in the end, the game, while fun, doesn't hold anything really new for returning SW players. I just don't get why people are firing so much money at it tbh...

Oh yeah, and there are still bugs (included the awful in game browser) that were present since the original TSW beta. They've also currently stripped out faction questlines for the most part which makes playing different factions somewhat pointless unless you like the costume options.

Worth a play if you intend to ignore just how hard they press you to spend as the combat is improved (if not great) and the core content/lore/storyline is actually very well done, but this re-release has been substantially ruined by the cash grab.
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News Comments > EA on Game Streaming
10. Re: EA on Game Streaming Jul 29, 2017, 02:59 Asmodai
This is comparing turds to diarrhea...

At the end of the day, it's still EA churning out shit.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 24, 2017, 17:10 Asmodai
loomy wrote on Jul 24, 2017, 16:49:
the fact is booth babes are there to attract guys. meaning they have no functional purpose other than to exploit your desire to procreate and convert it into money.

Reminds me of a lot of women I met back when I was dating...

I think they should be abolished from sports and conventions because I find their presence insulting. porn is for jerking off. I'm there to see the sport or the game.

Yeah, evil men have to press gang poor oppressed women in to trying out to join a team. VE VILL ZEND ZEM TO ZE CHEERLEADING CAMPS, JA?!?!

Typical infantalising view of women, assuming they are so fucking stupid that they'll obliviously exploit themselves for stadiums full of masturbating knuckle draggers... And you never get the fact that your view of women being completely incapable of standing up for themselves, being so vapid that they are blown around by the wims of men, is the most patronising here.

Women have a choice. Whether it's a matter of monetising their looks as an asset or just because they want to do it, they have the choice. No one puts a gun to their head.
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
16. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 19, 2017, 03:25 Asmodai
Kxmode wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 12:31:
Asmodai wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 03:55:
That pretty much sums up pink sheets. Investing in crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Early Access, Fig, Indie GoGo, and a host of similar methods is a recipe for financial and emotional pain. To quote John Oliver, "as in investment, you would be better off burying your money in the actual ground, because at least there is a chance that your dog will dig it up and give it back to you one day." While I realize he was addressing Televangelists, the point applies equally well to backer funded video games with zero transparency and a high chance of failure.

Lol, Televangelists are selling a religious promise, and a pretty shit one at that (make me rich = god will love you). While some game companies indulge in vapourware, most have a lot more to show than religion (which is the ultimate in vapourware, 5k+ years and counting and still nothing to show for it).

As for emotional pain, /shrug, if people can't be grown ups and understand that they are gambling (albeit an educated gamble), then they shouldn't bother. I have more regret on properly release titles that I've thrown money at then the relative pittance I've spent on KS/crowdfunded games.

There's a huge difference between pitching video game projects to the general public and venture capital investors. First, and foremost, Ventures want something new, something innovative, something with a potential for rapid growth, a well-developed business model, and a great management team. Enterprises want to see working prototypes. They want a full audit annually to ensure their money remains unsquandered on things like $20,000 espresso machines. Lastly, additional funding to based purely on reached milestones. Virtually all public backer games take sponsor money and go silent with the occasional updates; the complete opposite of what Ventures require.

"Virtually all"? X D

Guess you've never actually participated in a KS, I have to create email folders and rules as comms come out so frequently for some of them.

You're certainly not wrong that there are some crappy operators who are just in it to scam money, but you're ignoring (deliberately at this point) that KS has produced some great games that might not have otherwise been made.
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