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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
9. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer Aug 22, 2017, 20:36 DarkCntry
 
Quinn wrote on Jul 30, 2017, 05:50:
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 22:17:
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 20:00:
Poor Tolkein must be spinning in his grave right about now, 'What in god's name are they doing to my work?!'

He was spinning in his grave decades ago...this is small fries.

ROFLOL are you seriously implying that The Lord of the Rings trilogy wasn't worthy of its name? If there's one writer who doesn't have to feel embarrassed -- dead or not -- it's Tolkien.

While I can agree that the Jackson LOTR trilogy was passable enjoyment, I can also say that the Professor in his life was adamantly against his works being used outside of their original literally use. The reason the trilogy and the Hobbit were given such access was to pay a crippling debt, not because Tolkien wanted them to see other forms of medium.

A perfect example is his son, Christopher, and his iron grip on the rights of all of his father's other works, as well as Christopher's complete and utter distaste for the movies/games/etc.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Junkertown Map Tease
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 22, 2017, 20:05 DarkCntry
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 20:49:
Heard some stuff about D.va possibly getting a mech upgrade with missiles, which would be interesting to say the least =)

Slight nerf to defense matrix to combat the high-end usage, ability to shoot while flying, and the micro missiles.
 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released
9. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released Aug 17, 2017, 18:01 DarkCntry
 
Task wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 08:29:
Who knows, we have yet to see Cutter's masterpiece storybook drawn game for comparison.

I don't believe Cutter has ever followed-up when asked to cite sources, so I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that it'll be more of the same here.
 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released
5. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released Aug 15, 2017, 23:42 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 23:32:
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 21:39:
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 19:36:
$40 for a poorly drawn and animated graphic novel? Cash grab, anyone?

Just because you think it's poorly drawn doesn't make it so...seems to be that you're in the minority of that line of thought.

As for the price, considering the source material and the follow-up releases, I'm seeing it plenty fine for $30US

No, you're in the minority who thinks it's fine because it isn't. It's objectively bad by all the standards that art is judged. And yes, it's not only overpriced for what it is, it's vastly overpriced.

So, where's this objective proof?
 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released
3. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Released Aug 15, 2017, 21:39 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 19:36:
$40 for a poorly drawn and animated graphic novel? Cash grab, anyone?

Just because you think it's poorly drawn doesn't make it so...seems to be that you're in the minority of that line of thought.

As for the price, considering the source material and the follow-up releases, I'm seeing it plenty fine for $30US
 
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News Comments > Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1
10. Re: Computers Are Good at Computer Games: AI Wins Dota 2 1-on-1 Aug 12, 2017, 21:17 DarkCntry
 
The only thing that the AI can do that we cannot is calculate near-endless possibilities without drawing attention from something else. It is a single-minded opponent with laser focus basically.

A person has to gauge between creep control, item control, and physical placement, which can be difficult to do all at once...especially when we have to physically move aspects of our bodies (eyes, hands, fingers, etc) on top of it.

AI simply has to calculate and execute with no physical requirements behind it other than the limits of the hardware that it is working on.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Getting Deathmatch
12. Re: Overwatch Getting Deathmatch Aug 11, 2017, 16:37 DarkCntry
 
Jagacademy wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 09:17:
While everyone else is complaining, I am happy with the development. I never bought the game because I spoke to friends who say it's A. Great if you have a committed team, B. A total crapshoot if you have to rely on PUGs, and no fun at all most of the time.

I'm looking forward to Deathmatch, and will actually look into purchasing the game now.

To which you'll immediately decry the game due to the lack of balance between the heroes. This is a game built on diversity of the character kits, and there's no 1:1 parity between them.

As long as DM remains an arcade setting and doesn't do anything to influence the rest of the game, I'll live with it...but we're going to see a massive increase in complaints of lack of balance.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 11, 2017, 16:34 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 12:58:
A petition has been posted on Change.org by a Maryland gamer, Brad Smoley, to try and convince Scandinavian stick furniture powerhouse IKEA that there's a significant-enough market for a dining room table that converts into a gaming table.

Uh no there is not.

I don't know, since we're talking about board gaming I can see the appeal. I personally do own a Geek Chic table and find that it's a great thing to have for the dual purpose of actually being a functional dining table and a functional gaming table.

With the recent influx of the lower cost table makers (those using lower quality components) to compete against the now defunct Geek Chic, I could see that there are a fairly large number of people out there who want the dual purpose tables...now, having it come from IKEA, I'm not so sure about.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Aug 6, 2017, 16:49 DarkCntry
 
Having played Shadow of War for ~4 hours, I can say that unless something drastically changes before release, you won't even care that there are loot boxes/microtransactions.

Of course, low-hanging fruit for people to complain about, so they will regardless of the actual impact.
 
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News Comments > Fall of Light Next Month; New Trailer
2. Re: Fall of Light Next Month; New Trailer Aug 2, 2017, 19:27 DarkCntry
 
Nullity wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 15:35:
So at first glance, it looks somewhat decent. But then you realize that the entire game is basically one long escort mission, which is one of the most universally despised mechanic types in games.

Not sure about this, but I wish them luck.

Some games can pull this off effectively and be really good, see almost anything by Team ICO. I don't know if this game is equivalent to those or not, but not all games that utilize a simple escort style system are bad.
 
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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month
7. Re: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month Aug 2, 2017, 19:22 DarkCntry
 
I saw the shadow flickers, but honestly that's small fries and probably something that's a fairly simple fix...

I also didn't see these supposed Viper-agile Battlestars, I did see one instance of an animation that had a jitter while the Battlestar was changing direction at about 1:32, but I don't think that's indicative of super-agile capital ships.

That said, I had hoped that this game would be closer to Black Labs' previous game, Star Hammer, in style, but it doesn't appear to be.
 
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News Comments > Doomfist Joins Overwatch
8. Re: Doomfist Joins Overwatch Jul 29, 2017, 01:22 DarkCntry
 
fishingtime wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 20:57:
more sexual brainwashing of kids

I'm sorry, but what?
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer Jul 28, 2017, 22:17 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 20:00:
Poor Tolkein must be spinning in his grave right about now, 'What in god's name are they doing to my work?!'

He was spinning in his grave decades ago...this is small fries.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed
2. Re: Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed Jul 28, 2017, 12:57 DarkCntry
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 12:26:
Hmm, no mention of the required OS. Is that good news or bad news?

I would assume 8/10 are the required...Blizzard just dropped support for 7 on many of their games, and I'm sure Activision is at the very least doing the same tier of OS support.
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
6. Re: EA Financials Jul 28, 2017, 12:55 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 09:19:
now we are accelerating into a year of tremendous innovation

No, you aren't. Isn't lying to your shareholders illegal? Or does this fall under the bullshit "sales puffery" concept?

It really falls into what EA considers innovation...even something as simple as a 'new lighting effect' could be considered innovation enough to be included in a shareholder update.
 
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News Comments > Doomfist Joins Overwatch
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 28, 2017, 12:52 DarkCntry
 
Frijoles wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 09:00:
Shall we take bets on how long until they nerf his one-punch insta-kill? They took it away from Roadhog only to bring it back on Doomfist. I'm guessing about 6 months.

Unlike Roadhog though, Doomfist is pretty vulnerable while winding up his charge...that said, I do expect them to adjust the wind-up time.

I really just wish they'd stop adding offense heroes and start further rounding out the other ones, like a decent enough tank, Orisa was the last one and her tanking role is limited. With the Roadhog nerfs, he's not really much of a tank anymore and more of a control initiator, still takes skill to use but the risk/reward for him is far out of whack.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Head Start Early Access Underway
6. Re: Fortnite Head Start Early Access Underway Jul 22, 2017, 02:40 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 22, 2017, 02:14:
And they want $60+ bucks to start for this? Fucking lol! There are already several dozen survival games that look miles better than this and are already 20 bux +/-. Yeah, I'd have zero interest in this even if it were free - which will probably happen in real short order.

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/pre-order/standard

$20 is the standard pack.....

As for Free, they will launch as a free to play game next year...everything now is just a paid-in head-start.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial
2. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Jul 14, 2017, 11:01 DarkCntry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 10:36:
10 hours of play..

I wonder if with first planet they mean literally the starting world. That would be a big dick move.

It's the same trial that EA Access had, it goes up until entrance to the first Vault.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 30, 2017, 22:27 DarkCntry
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 16:02:
Charter is Testing a $20, Sports-Free Streaming Service

No interest. Not paying for commercials on any "service".

And I can get local broadcast channels if I put up an HD antenna. (Not that I'd Want to). Broadcast TV nneds to go back to the 60's when there was only like 10% commercials per show... instead of the near 50% now.

/shrug

Most 30 minute network shows have about a 23-24min airtime, leaving 6 minutes throughout for the commercials. Hour airtimes are usually different in that they air for 52-54 minutes, allowing for more commercial airtime.

I don't care about the amount of commercials now, I just dislike where they make the cuts...there are several times where a show is cut after only 4 minutes of airtime for a commercial, and that sometimes happens after the long cut for commercials that takes place about halfway through a show.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn F2P/Free Trial
9. Re: Battleborn F2P/Free Trial Jun 6, 2017, 18:55 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 18:42:
DarkCntry wrote on Jun 6, 2017, 17:24:
It's a hero shooter...I mean, it's exactly what it says on the tin right there.

Nope. If the "tin" really said what's inside then it would read "casual garbage cash grab".
Quality CJ response...thanks, I needed that laugh.
 
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