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Signed On Aug 12, 2005, 22:12
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 23, 2018, 16:25 OpticNerve
 
Oh. Great. Another Game Quick-Time Movie by Quantic Dream David Cage.

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News Comments > RAGE 2 Announce Trailer
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2018, 18:33 OpticNerve
 
I was initially "meh" about the announcement but once I read that it's being developed by Avalanche Studios, I'm now quite interested. Their Mad Max game was a lot of fun and it makes a lot of sense that Bethesda would get them to work on Rage 2.

This teaser is crap though.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
7. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 17, 2018, 00:20 OpticNerve
 
Yeeeeah. Given the low amount of players for Radical Heights, I'm thinking that he shouldn't be really happy with how it's going.

Also, is it really poaching when people are probably jumping ship?
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
3. Re: Evening Previews Apr 10, 2018, 23:04 OpticNerve
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 22:44:
LOL. Brutal.

You know, speaking of "Radical Heights" it's a shame that they didn't make a vertical Battle Royale game. Everyone starts at the bottom of a pyramid type structure and has to continue to scale up as floors below become death zones in 1 minute intervals. Top floor is smallest, like that Morpheus level from the original UT.

That actually sounds like an interesting take on a Battle Royale map. I'm getting mental images of the Dredd and The Raid: Redemption movies.
 
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News Comments > White House Games Summit Details
17. Re: White House Games Summit Details Mar 8, 2018, 14:36 OpticNerve
 
toranaga wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 13:01:
Of course ZeniMax would be there. Whose board of directors include Cadet Bone Spurs' brother.
That might actually be a good thing (for once). We all know that the Trump infestation (aka. family) are full of greedy, greedy people and that games are a billion dollar industry. Maybe, just MAYBE Trump's brother at Zenimax might convince the Orange Gorilla to back off purely because it makes him so much money.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Beta
4. Re: Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Beta Feb 23, 2018, 18:53 OpticNerve
 
Dunno what's going on with GMG's pricing, but they do have a voucher in the VIP section of GMG (you just need an account to access it) and overall I ended up paying around $21 for Vermintide 2 compared to Steam's current pricing of $26.99.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Peter Molyneux Jan 23, 2018, 14:58 OpticNerve
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 11:25:
lol. It'd be funny if he starts promising the moon even for a project he has no involvement in.

Peter Molyneux: "It'll be completely open-world and you can become a god and fling poop at your dog while getting married, raising children and becoming a mayor and dealing with politicians, signing bills and making laws. All that WHILE you can mine resources to craft and customize your underwear and weaponry! Also you can smash your own head little by little and end up doing my work for me if you get the last hit! You can also shoot lasers from your eyes. It's also a MOBA. It also has a last-man-standing mode called Fablpub-G!"

Developer: "Our game'll have what?? Who let this guy in the offices!? Security!"
 
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News Comments > John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie?
21. Re: John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie? Jan 23, 2018, 14:39 OpticNerve
 
I could see it working if they treated it like the Ash vs. The Evil Dead series. Make it a dark-comedy, rated-R, action movie but with aliens.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jan 22, 2018, 19:45 OpticNerve
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 14:16:
Meanwhile For Honor is actually much more reasonable in this regard, supposedly being from part of the Siege team. I don't get why there's a huge disparity between the two in regards to unlocks.

Well that's easy to answer - hardly anyone plays For Honor while Siege is still quite popular. Ubisoft has to milk the more popular game.
 
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News Comments > Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues
8. Re: Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues Jan 15, 2018, 19:36 OpticNerve
 
I never did really like Quantic Dream's "games" all that much. It always felt that they were overrated, pretentious, quick-time movies. The only one I semi-liked was Omikron mostly due to David Bowie's involvement and the European, sci-fi, graphic novel setting. Even then, the gameplay stuff in it was heavily flawed and aggravating to play through.  
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News Comments > AMD Driver Rebranding
15. Re: AMD Driver Rebranding Nov 30, 2017, 17:35 OpticNerve
 
I'm thinking that AMD hired an ex-marketing head from Capcom...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2017, 18:58 OpticNerve
 
Humanity's fucked up the world enough as it is and our civilization is run and controlled by greedy, corrupt, and tribal war-mongers who will never come together to save our own asses if it comes down to it.

Meh. We deserve extinction. A world run by Skynet can't possibly be any worse at this point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2017, 18:26 OpticNerve
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 6, 2017, 11:25:
... and it represented the lowest point of the season, quality-wise
, IMO.

IMO the lowest point for me had to have been that one solo episode with Eleven. I don't think there's many people who liked that episode and I constantly see it being singled out (and not in a good way) when people talk about or review Season 2 as a whole.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 3, 2017, 16:29 OpticNerve
 
That departed Twitter employee needs to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Oct 23, 2017, 15:51 OpticNerve
 
I play plenty of SP games these days (or games that are primarily SP but have MP options) such as D:OS2, Witcher 3 (Cyberpunk 2077 will be an insta-buy for me) and I have to get the new XCOM expansion as well as get back into a ton of fun indy games such as Factorio, Rimworld, SPAZ2, etc. As much as I bitch about Bethesda, I'll probably be a sucker and buy their next Elder Scrolls or Fallout SP game as well.

I lean more towards the RPG/strategic side of things but I have found that other genres have sort of felt stagnant when it comes to making things fun or unique to play. The only SP FPS that seems interesting to me is the new Wolfenstein and even then I probably won't pick it up right away since I have such a big backlog of games that I need to get back into. The new Assassins Creed I'll probably pass on (unless it gets stellar reviews) since they seemed to have peaked with Assassins Creed 2x (storywise) and Black Flag (solely for the ship combat).
 
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News Comments > Will Lawbreakers Go Free-to-Play?
4. Re: Will Lawbreakers Go Free-to-Play? Oct 14, 2017, 15:01 OpticNerve
 
Time to go f2p asap. Don't do a Battleborn and go f2p so late that no one gives a shit anymore. As it currently is, I don't hear much about Lawbreakers unless it's a news thing on this site or an online friend mocks it by stating how many (few, so few) players are currently playing it on Steam.  
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News Comments > Fallout Turning 20: Get a Free Copy
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2017, 22:06 OpticNerve
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 19:28:
So I've been playing this for a couple hours today and was thinking about using an autohotkey script to change some of the hotkeys around. Wanted to ask first whether there are going to be any areas of the game that require typing before doing this though, for passwords, puzzles, etc.. Any Fallout vets care to chime in?

It's been a while since I've last played Fallout but I don't think there were any instances of typing required. If I remember correctly, if there was an in-game password needed for a door or something, one of the selectable interaction/conversation options would be something like:
- Input password: flargle
- Punch door.
- Yell at door.
- Make a comment in some random thread at Bluesnews about how shitty the door is because of their political views or gender.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold
15. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold Sep 19, 2017, 05:20 OpticNerve
 
Kajetan wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 03:31:
Yeah, lets make it into a pissing contest, because we have not enough of them already

You're right in that I'd certainly hope that developers won't stop making more RPGs. They're my favorite genre of games after all. I just personally feel that the RPGs over here have become a bit stagnant, formulaic or that they rely a bit too much on nostalgia at the moment.

I just hope that more developers take notice of what these great overseas RPGs did right and attempt something different and fun in their future RPGs rather than just rehashing and retreading past games

Rilcon wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 04:35:
Can one jump into this without having played the previous game?

Yup! This game takes place centuries after Divinity: Original Sin 1 so you can play this without playing that one.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold
12. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Nears 500K Sold Sep 19, 2017, 03:26 OpticNerve
 
These guys deserve the best. You can tell from their Kickstarter Update videos that Swen (and the team) have a lot of enthusiasm for the RPG genre and are trying to put out the best RPG possible. Who knew that an isometric, turn-based RPG would get so much praise and fan-fare?

Larian is basically the CDProjekt of Isometric RPGs. Lately the Europeans have been kicking the shit out of the US when it comes to quality and memorable RPGs.
 
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