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Re: Fallout 3 Patches
Jun 24, 2009, 00:09
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Re: Fallout 3 Patches Jun 24, 2009, 00:09
Jun 24, 2009, 00:09
 
Man, that explosion is really amazing.

Call me pathetic, but I gave that moment in Tenpenny tower its own save slot.

...I LOVED Mass Effect. Probably because I had very low expectations going in, and it turned out very well.

My friend compared it to Dan Simmons' Hyperion and while it wasn't anywhere close, I still enjoyed it. I've played far worse games claiming to be in the RPG genre.

I quit that shit when I saw my brother Paul, he was so boring and lifeless....almost like a robot or something.

I actually did...the first time through I left Paul's ass behind then felt kind of bad about it afterward. I stopped playing it for a week deciding if I should start over. Didn't matter, as many times I've played that game I think I've covered just about every "moral choice" available.

Though every time I see it, I'm king of thinking "Ehm, you know, Tenpenny Tower is only like ten, fifteen miles away or so, it's the highest building in the area, and that's a MEGATON NUKE that's going off."

The United States Capitol building still even existing in any form kind of blew me away. But...again, it's the Fallout universe and what's the point of setting it in DC if you can't have that %:
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Re: Evening Screenshots
Jun 23, 2009, 23:48
6.
Re: Evening Screenshots Jun 23, 2009, 23:48
Jun 23, 2009, 23:48
 
Hmm...and people bitch about mature games and "innovation" in games.

I am wondering though when the fuck Alan Wake will come out. I kind of figured a third Max Payne would rear its head after Rockstar became involved, so no worries there. But Alan Wake, that game hasn't been mentioned much in years.

And yeah, what the hell is up with Max venturing out in the daytime? As many people as he's whacked between two games, heh.
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Re: Fallout 3 Patches
Jun 23, 2009, 17:27
21.
Re: Fallout 3 Patches Jun 23, 2009, 17:27
Jun 23, 2009, 17:27
 
Nuking or saving the town has no consequences except for changing your karma meter, something that can be easily compensated for by either stealing random items or donating to churches.

Ah, I knew I should've done more with the churches. I was having a grand time playing an evil character
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 23, 2009, 17:00
5.
Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2009, 17:00
Jun 23, 2009, 17:00
 
Missing for 50 years - US nuclear bomb.

This story has been around for awhile, but it's the first I've seen theorizing fears an entity hostile to the US might have picked it up. With all the particularly nasty covert activities going on at the time, I wouldn't be surprised if the Soviet navy trawled the seafloor and made off with the damn thing.

but Dark Horizons just compared it to Batman and Robin, which isn't very positive.

I wasn't really too enthralled with the first movie (too little screen time for the robots), so...jeez, that's just bad sign all together!

This comment was edited on Jun 23, 2009, 17:25.
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Re: Fallout 3 Patches
Jun 23, 2009, 16:58
18.
Re: Fallout 3 Patches Jun 23, 2009, 16:58
Jun 23, 2009, 16:58
 
Yet I still haven't saved or destroyed that damn town.

I sure did - on my first time through, too. After you commit the "deed" there's no going back since you're pretty much locked into playing an evil character, or moderate at best. When you do blow the town - I hope you're PC is hooked into a good sound system, it's worth it Afterward you'll run into a few NPCs after your bounty.

As for the believability in Burke recruiting you right off the bat, that struck me as weird too.

I didn't like the story up to that point

And that's only ten minutes into the game if you go straight to Moriarty's. Heh.

I would advise you to stop playing PC games altogether, and lovingly embrace Xbox games.

Heh, I pretty much did that a long time ago and still played Fallout 3 on the 360.
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Re: Dragon Age PC Specs
Jun 23, 2009, 14:21
40.
Re: Dragon Age PC Specs Jun 23, 2009, 14:21
Jun 23, 2009, 14:21
 
Holy crap, 20 gigs? I guess I shouldn't be surprised for this kind of game.

KXMode, time to step up, buddy! I know you love the old ladies, but once they're dead it's time to move on.

http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/070923_4.jpg
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Re: Fallout 3 Patches
Jun 23, 2009, 14:11
5.
Re: Fallout 3 Patches Jun 23, 2009, 14:11
Jun 23, 2009, 14:11
 
That guy has done more for Fallout's longevity than Bethesda ever has.

Hasn't guy been dedicated to the series or contributing things since the first Fallout, even before Bethesda was a wet dream?
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Spore Galactic Adventures
Jun 23, 2009, 13:54
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Spore Galactic Adventures Jun 23, 2009, 13:54
Jun 23, 2009, 13:54
 
Spore was far too easy to engage an adult for long.

Imagine how easy it'd be with some basic task-automation and a fleet in galaxy mode.

I really wanted to like this game, especially the last stage in evolution, but I couldn't.
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Re: America's Army 3 Released
Jun 22, 2009, 06:09
Re: America's Army 3 Released Jun 22, 2009, 06:09
Jun 22, 2009, 06:09
 
Way to confirm being an ultimate fanboy and defending Valve with all your little might while being completely wrong and proven wrong post after post.

Considering Valve and Steam are among the best PC gaming has to offer, can't blame him.

There are others...but that number sure is small.
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Re: Op Ed
Jun 22, 2009, 06:04
45.
Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2009, 06:04
Jun 22, 2009, 06:04
 
A save system is a conscious design choice made to convey a particular experience.

No...a save system is there as a utility to go back and restart at a particular point in a game after I've died. The way it's implemented can convey a "particular experience" (whatever that means), but that's just tacking on additional design decisions after the fact.

Operation Flashpoint would have been a far less memorable experience if I could have just saved every five seconds.

Er, why? Just recall your own words "conscious design choice". There was a save system, the developer deemed it necessary to include one. They decided to add a challenge by severely limiting the amount of save slots to one.

But just because your can't keep your stubby little fingers off the quick-save keys doesn't negate anything.

People often proclaim that it's their right to save whenever they want. No, it isn't. It's a design choice.

Amen, brotha. I remember the arguments here about Hitman Bloodmoney and it's save system. "Oh, but I should be able to play the game how I want to!" Yeah...I would love for a busty Japanese race queen to pleasure me in the game too, but it isn't going to happen.

And taking away quick save or save-on-demand is a major hallmark of consolitis.

Really? Obviously you don't play many console games, because many I've played let me do exactly that. I could even infer further that you don't play many games, period, because there hasn't been a truly great PC game in forever.
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Re: Game Etymology
Jun 22, 2009, 05:41
5.
Re: Game Etymology Jun 22, 2009, 05:41
Jun 22, 2009, 05:41
 
The idea is that it explains names and words that appear in video games, and traces histories of such.

Or the histories of the discrepancies in translations

What Developer X in Japan originally scripted into their game isn't really guaranteed when Developer Y in America adapts the port.

Since many NES/SNES, etc games are made in Japan in the first place, its not surprising that a lot of thier history traces its roots to there.

The article's author used the word "etymology" in the title after all. Most of those names would be transcribed into katakana in the original Japanese games, so the origin of those words can go back even farther than was described in the article.
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Re: Choplifter to Fly Again?
Jun 22, 2009, 05:07
30.
Re: Choplifter to Fly Again? Jun 22, 2009, 05:07
Jun 22, 2009, 05:07
 
Munchman....jeez. I'd forgotten about that one.
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Re: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Movie
Jun 21, 2009, 04:18
9.
Re: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Movie Jun 21, 2009, 04:18
Jun 21, 2009, 04:18
 
Finally, if you're unemployed, playing computer games should really be the lowest of your priorities at the moment.

If you have to pirate games, shouldn't finding a job be your biggest priority at the moment?
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Re: Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery Preorder
Jun 21, 2009, 04:16
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Re: Anno 1404/Dawn of Discovery Preorder Jun 21, 2009, 04:16
Jun 21, 2009, 04:16
 
As such, I'm pretty sure I'm not a part of any statistics used to justify DRM. I also buy games.

Unemployed high school kid who still lives with his/her parents has been tracked as a statistic somewhere, I'm sure. But you're right, it's not really a stat typically used to justify DRM.

I don't use torrents or P2P so I'm much harder to track.

You go to the local bazaar and buy burned DVDs? If you're sending or receiving any sort of data-stream via your computer, you're as probable to "track" as if you utilized torrents or P2P.
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Jun 21, 2009, 04:09
3.
Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 21, 2009, 04:09
Jun 21, 2009, 04:09
 
it's ironic that sony dropped the six axis because it wasn't helping game...and now they are bringing back a motion controller...

In Sony's defense they're at least trying to make it more applicable to developers making games for the PS3. The Six Axis was just a pain in the ass to use on most games; kind of like a "hey, look, we can do this with our astounding console!" Meh.
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Re: Saturday Previews
Jun 21, 2009, 04:06
7.
Re: Saturday Previews Jun 21, 2009, 04:06
Jun 21, 2009, 04:06
 
Yeah...I can see the concern for wanting another Splinter Cell that's like it's predecessor, but after four games, what more can they do with the old formula?

They were already stretching some already-flimsy themes out when Double Agent came along and I get the feeling Conviction won't help it much. Fisher's saved the world four times over and he still manages to move around better than people a third his age (the guy has to be pushing sixty). I consider Chaos Theory to be the pinnacle of the series (especially after Ubi botched DA and decided to release two different versions of the game) but I'm really skeptical if this new game will do anything to improve on it, if not to merely add new shit to do.
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Re: Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week
Jun 21, 2009, 00:05
31.
Re: Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week Jun 21, 2009, 00:05
Jun 21, 2009, 00:05
 
Not only that but this is the first time Valve has EVER pushed out a sequel in just a year...

Compared to what Valve has put out in the past, L4D is pretty simple game in premise and gameplay.

- even Call Of Duty switches between developers for a two year development period

Well, that's the thing, they have multiple houses that can push out titles every couple of years. Valve's but one company that's had an amazing record of success and gained a solid fanbase.

Considering how long it's taking Valve to get out HL Ep 3 and God-knows-how-long before HL 3 rears its head, they probably needed some additional income by expanding into a new game franchise.

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction."

More deaths and evil resulted from pure economics and men educated in Machiavellian philosophy than religion.

Or a baser statement would be the "human condition".
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2009, 23:53
2.
Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2009, 23:53
Jun 20, 2009, 23:53
 
Really. Considering how much trouble many Americans have against being organ donors (for whatever reason), it wouldn't surprise me if he went offshore for his new liver.
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Re: German Violent Game Ban?
Jun 7, 2009, 01:50
38.
Re: German Violent Game Ban? Jun 7, 2009, 01:50
Jun 7, 2009, 01:50
 
I am already upset that Japan censors its pornography. this is almost as bad.

Strange for a country where anime can show a demon shitting on a schoolgirl (or vice versa), but genitals are a no-no.

Though for many of those girls, the mosaics are better than not...

Interesting side note: It's like that in Japan as well, about militarism, and more interestingly, nuclear power.

If there's any likeness, it's not in the comparison you made to Geramny. Except for weird things like porn and mosaics, media is nowhere as censored as in America and certainly not Germany. The Japanese took the shift from imperial militarism to a free-market economics and a republican government model very viciously, it was the same kind societal transition made several times in Japan's past. It's not like they hadn't done it before.

As for dealing with past militarism, the Japanese certainly haven't tried to "forget" about it like the Germans and Italians. There's no shortage of stuff taken from their imperial past in Japanese media and entertainment. Nazi SS officers stationed in occupied-China during WW2 said some of the atrocities committed by Japan paled what Germany was doing. And that sad thing is, most of the atrocities Japan committed during the war were forgotten, but not suppressed. Exception being in their history textbooks where that time period is glossed over or barely mentioned, but that gets hit on enough by other countries (but...you won't hear about in the States because the US won the war and doesn't really care).

Typical brainwashed American superiority complex in action combined with a touch or racism.

The USA and Nazi Germany were both fascist states before/during (some say would say still...) WW2, so there's one thing in common.

I blame the Jews and America's love for protecting and creating Israel for all our Middle East problems.

Maybe Hitler was right after all?

Since you're rolling out idiotic statements, you may as well blame the British as well. When they were running the Middle East as a colony, they drew up the most of the borders that still exist today.

This comment was edited on Jun 7, 2009, 01:54.
4.
 
Re: Saturday Consolidation
Jun 7, 2009, 00:36
4.
Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 7, 2009, 00:36
Jun 7, 2009, 00:36
 
i got an email that said i could max out my wang size

Apparently there's lots of women looking for me in my zip code too.
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