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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 5, 2018, 07:00 Numinar
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2018, 21:17:
John, if elected, will use the pardon power to pardon himself.

That pardon only works in the USA. His rape and murders in Belize will still be a thing.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Year 2 Roadmap Livestream Tomorrow
4. Re: Destiny 2 Year 2 Roadmap Livestream Tomorrow Jun 5, 2018, 06:15 Numinar
 
Bishi wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 02:25:
Such a soulless shell of a game, there are more exciting cookie clickers.

Please let me know what these are and don't say Warframe or anything that pretends it's Diablo. I've tried many times.

I kind of want to play, it feels great. But that feeling is also almost all it has now. I feel like the D1 environments were more interesting even if the D2 ones are larger and more detailed.

 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Revealed
18. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Revealed Jun 2, 2018, 10:56 Numinar
 
saluk wrote on Jun 1, 2018, 17:58:
Hate to break it to y'all but calling it "Odessey" in no way confirms it actually takes place within the fictional setting of Homer's Odyssey or the surrounding myths. The title could reasonably be intended as setting the game within the historical context that produced those stories.

I'm still working my way through syndicate. Honestly, these games are as popcorn as they come, but sometimes popcorn is what I want to eat. I'll probably keep eating popcorn as long as it is produced. I also would probably not cry about it if it stopped. I'd just eat pretzels or something.

Yeah I'm all about popcorn if it involves tooling around a rough recreation of a vanished world made by thousands of artists.

I think the Odessey reference doesn't apply to the times they were set it, as Origins is set in late Ptolmeic Egypt centuries later. it could however be Bayek retracing that myth due to it, like everything else of historical note in the Assassins Creed lore, being the key to some superweapon/supercomputer/superhealing device.

I hope I'm wrong though. Archaic Greece would be pretty fun and wide open in terms of interpretation.

And Origins tried some half ass god of war style battles with Mythical creatures. Maybe they will lean into that more.

 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Revealed
17. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Revealed Jun 2, 2018, 10:51 Numinar
 
Task wrote on Jun 1, 2018, 10:28:
Every Assassin's Creed has fiction in it. Isn't the entire background about Ancient Aliens? All the "gods" usually turn out to be an Alien species.

Well, that is because almost all gods are Aliens, or would be if they were real. Especially if they created the earth, they are by definition not of this world.
 
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News Comments > NetEase Buys Bungie Stake
3. Re: NetEase Buys Bungie Stake Jun 2, 2018, 10:48 Numinar
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 2, 2018, 10:08:
I am probably all alone on this but I would love to see a Myth/Myth 2 HD remake as some sort of precursor to a modern Myth game. Even it's just a spiritual successor of sorts.

The world, music and aesthetics of Myth were awesome but there is nothing stopping someone else making that kind of game in another off-brand fantasy world. Easy to do it poorly, or blandly (Myth 3).

I don't like our chances though. Physics heavy 16 player RTS is probably even more niche than normal RTS. Which nobody plays outside the HD remakes and Starcraft 2 and even then not many of them.

Massive team battle where everyone handles a few units and trys to co-ordinate, that was amazing. I wish Total War would do this. Imagine 32 a side with everyone controlling a unit or two. It felt great to contribute and maybe turn a flank whilst chaos happens all around.

Such good games. It's why I stuck with Bungie ever since. Only just stopped throwing money at them, and that's only because there have been so many good releases this year that their DLC dosn't quite get to the top of my buy list.
 
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News Comments > Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Free Weekend
2. Re: Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Free Weekend Jun 1, 2018, 03:46 Numinar
 
jdreyer wrote on May 31, 2018, 23:26:
Are there bots in this game yet?

Not sure but its a great game. There should be plenty of noobs to play against given how “realism” is so imortant to people these days.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Tease?
14. Re: Fallout Tease? May 30, 2018, 05:35 Numinar
 
rawbelly wrote on May 29, 2018, 22:10:
Hopefully an engine update with whatever they release. I can't look into Bethesda's dead, expressionless eyes any longer.

I know graphics aren't everything but those characters (TES and FO) have the zombie-like personalities of an 11th grade homeroom class on Monday mornings. All that's missing is the drool running down their faces.

Whiterun... worst club scene ever.

Dude it's the Skooma/chems. Don't worry about it. You would indulge as well if they cut off plumbing, toilet paper and internet.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 30, 2018, 05:19 Numinar
 
That lan sounds amazing. Like Diplomacy turned up to 11. Would suck to pay that money and get smoked early on but maybe your conqueror would risk turning you vassal for the extra manpower in negotiations.  
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News Comments > Battlefield V System Specs
17. Re: Battlefield V System Specs May 30, 2018, 05:16 Numinar
 
I hope that is not minimum. I was hoping not to see my CPU as minimum for a few years.

BF1 runs great on my midspec, hoping this does as well. Got/get a lot of value from BF1, even if it costs as much as 2 games with the maps. Hopefully they have changed their strategy for the better and not in the Battlefront direction.

 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves The Hungering Deep Launches
1. Re: Sea of Thieves The Hungering Deep Launches May 30, 2018, 01:39 Numinar
 
Oh awesome, I think I had that flag idea! Just as something else for the lookout to do and to help inter-ship communication and betrayal. Better stock up on Rum and get into it, God of War and BATTLETECH have kept me landlocked too long.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
24. Re: etc., etc. May 27, 2018, 10:59 Numinar
 
Bludd wrote on May 27, 2018, 07:37:
thecakeisalie wrote on May 26, 2018, 19:40:
Bludd wrote on May 26, 2018, 17:28:
jdreyer wrote on May 26, 2018, 17:13:
Bludd wrote on May 26, 2018, 16:56:
thecakeisalie wrote on May 26, 2018, 16:22:
Hey if you people want to play female bionic commandos wearing Celtic woad warpaint in a game set in WW2, fill your boots. I'm not buying it and I said why. Instead of just letting my comment sit, you felt a need to ridicule me for it. Stay classy.
Hyperbole is a two-way street, dude.

@Bludd, good points, you should post more often.

@Cake, a shame you'll miss out. What will you play instead? Something like Rising Storm 2: Vietnam?
No, I told ya. He'll be playing Chess, probably game 6 of Bobby Fisher vs. Boris Spassky world championship match in 1972. I hope he'll play white because he'll lose otherwise.

@jdreyer, thank you for the compliment

Because personal attacks make you look smart, am I right? But you know, I don't need to stoop to your level mate and I won't because I'm a better person than that. I think instead of playing "chess" and spending money on EA's latest spew I'll play classics like Bad Company 2, one of the last good games EA made, or indie titles from studios that actually try to make a quality product.
We haven't attacked your person, we haven't called you names. We've pointed out that your mantra of historical accuracy is not sustainable and is not a legitimate reason for discounting BFV.

Btw, Bad Company 2 is not historically accurate either.

It's ridiculous that this is even an argument, I don't even understand it. Compared to being able to respawn and hunt down that sniper that just headshot you that you saw in the xray killcam, after spawning in the gunner seat of a biplane and then parachuting on top of them in order to knife them in the ass - having a pair of knockers on your character isn't even on the scale of what a fan concerned with 'realism' should have their knickers in a twist over.

And if it gets more girls to play than that is all the better. I wager it will draw more in than it will lose to any kind of anti SJW boycott, which in the unlikely event that it happens to an appreciable extent it would definitely make the server population far more tolerable given the other inane bullshit that seems to correlate with what is in the minds and comes out unbidden from such fanatic's keyboards.

And if anyone takes this as a slight on their character or beliefs than that is exactly as I intend to be understood.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. May 26, 2018, 09:40 Numinar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 25, 2018, 18:36:

The fact that people are still losing their shit about female playable characters(or characters with prosthetics, etc.) in a BF game is laughable at this point. This is literally one of the least realistic series of games ever, from day one. If you want semi-realistic gameplay for WWII go play Red Orchestra 2.

I'm tempted to buy BFV purely for the rage it's causing various whiny groups, although the actual gameplay actually sounds really good.


So much this. I actually prefer MP games that intentionally antagonise their more toxic users so less of them stick around.

I try not to hang around with kekistani idiots in life so why would I in games. The less the better. Every game should put in Anita Sarkosian or whatever her name was like Towerfall did. I don't think her criticism is good, but anything to repel those gross vaginaphobes is ok with me.

Plus the old man and I have gotten A LOT of fun out of BF1, I'll wait for reviews given how bad the Star Wars games turned out but BF1 is always fun so I'll at least think about BFV. It's not ARMA and that's ok. We have that for 'Realism' as if anything on a screen can compare to a real deployment. I imagine most the people complaining are not athletic or smart enough to get paid to go shit your pants and get blown up by IED's in Afghanistan.
 
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News Comments > Ancestors Legacy Released
4. Re: Ancestors Legacy Released May 24, 2018, 05:24 Numinar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 23, 2018, 22:07:
Apparently you can be easily satisfied with a ship a world a sandbox and literally no content aside from 3 repeating quests though So clearly a lot of games are in your ballpark ^^

Very few actually. Or at least compared to the number that come out.

You can get reductive about almost any game and if that is all SoT was then it would indeed be boring, and if that's all you see or experience in it then no wonder you would hate it, but it's an amazing framework for hijinks and co-op/pvp if you have the right frame of mind and sometimes that is all you need. I have other games with 'Content' when I'm in the mood for it though few of them are groundbreaking compared to what we got in the late 90's.

SoT is doing it's own thing really well, though there are many areas that can be tweaked and improved. It's a technical marvel and as with PUBG, it's one of the few games that can surprise and fill me with fear and elation in unpredictable ways due to the way the MP works.

But yeah, if I want to see numbers go up or have a story or try to reach the top of a leaderboard there are plenty of moribund genres to explore. I just wish more studios were able to take the risk on something new and fun.
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU
12. Re: We Happy Few Refused Classification in AU May 23, 2018, 05:15 Numinar
 
ventry wrote on May 22, 2018, 19:37:
jdreyer wrote on May 22, 2018, 14:17:
The Australian government is planning to implement nationwide the plot from We Happy Few and wants no one to be the wiser.

@Ventry, nice country you got there mate.

It's bloody great mate!!!
However, we, as it is with most "western" countries, are being invaded by limp wristed, snowflake, lefty fun police.

The battle continues.

Aren't you US citizens lucky to have Donald Trump as POTUS.
He slaps the taste right out of those snowflakes mouths.

Trump 2020
Shapiro 2024.

I believe it's the legacy of puritanical Protestantism that infests the class of people (Or at least the powerful religious voting blocks they need to maintain control) that believe they should run the country behind the compromises in the legislation that gave us R18.

It was those pesky servants of the Queen, the State Governors, that put up a fight against the new classification in the first place.

Could be wrong though. Still, it's nice to live in a country where almost nobody has guns and I never have to think about my family or I getting shot or shooting themselves. So I think we still have a good deal. For now.
 
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News Comments > Ancestors Legacy Released
2. Re: Ancestors Legacy Released May 23, 2018, 02:20 Numinar
 
I couldn't get into it, even though so many of the ideas seem like they are exactly what the genre needs.

The beta felt clunky, ugly and boring. That was months ago though. If anyone has anything nice to say about it let me know.

I feel like Battletech might be about to release it's articulated Arm+ modded ferosteel fist around my neck... or it might have me for another month. Such a strong start to the year along with God of War, Sea of Thieves and Into the Breach. A game has to really bring it in order to get my money these days. And I've bought enough 'Attempts' at re-invigorating RTS that I think I'll hold off for the real deal if it ever happens.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II DLC This Month
2. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II DLC This Month May 17, 2018, 12:53 Numinar
 
Your loss. Game is great as is, with heaps of content already. I wont buy this off-sale just because I havn't finished the campaign with all the lords and factions the game comes packed with.

Pretty generous of them having a free monster map that combines the first games factions and DLC with those in this game for those that own them.

I'm not sure if I will even buy any new factions, most the main WH standards are already taken care of. I'll make exceptions for the 80% off sales, like with the Paradox stuff.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
11. Re: Evening Metaverse May 12, 2018, 10:17 Numinar
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 11, 2018, 20:08:
Here's hoping The Expanse can be picked up too. If there was any reason to give a shit about SyFy it's surely gone now.

I'm sure it's an expensive series to produce, like with BSG. A lot of sets and an ensemble cast and heaps of CGI, but surely Netflix would step in? It sounds like it even makes money. I feel like BSG needed to end when it did, or switch to a 10 episode per season belter instead of what we got.

The Expanse however already has a good roadmap, if each book is worth a series or two (And they are!) it should have years of legs left.

I imagine B99 is a lot cheaper to make despite the talent. Fingers crossed we get a similar outcome. But I prefer Netflix to NBC or some cable channel given I don't live in the States.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2018, 23:36 Numinar
 
NKD wrote on May 1, 2018, 17:15:
I think that all people, terminally ill or not, should have access to a humane and comfortable death if they've decided they are done. A mandatory waiting period of 30 days or so should hopefully keep impulsive suicides down and ensure only people who really want out are using it.

There is no reason we should be telling someone they have to keep living when they don't want to, or force them to kill themselves in an unreliable (and potentially messy) way that could put a burden on other people or leave them in an even worse state.

Some people are in immense amounts of pain. Others suffer from untreatable mental illness. Others just don't have a lot to live for and even just existing from day to day becomes tiresome. I have nothing but sympathy for these people and I'd never ask them to keep going because of some hollow platitudes about things getting better.

30 day waiting period would probably do it. Especially if the process involves evaluation and counselling. A lot of young people are in pain and don't want to live but can be treated in order to see the other side.

Easy access to guns denys them this. It's just too easy compared to most other methods.

Capitalism already has a method for murdering unproductive old people, deny them healthcare they are no longer capable of being productive enough to afford. But a socialised system is more than capable of doing the same and being even more inflexible. Hospital ethics boards and doctors around the world make hard choices about who to treat and operate on and when your budget is getting squeezed to pay for rich peoples tax cuts and aircraft carriers those choices get harder.

But what we don't want is extending people's misery when they are 104 years old or similar situations. We are not monsters like mother Teresa. Suffering does not bring you closer to your pretend god.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Xbox made $2.25 billion for Microsoft last quarter Apr 27, 2018, 11:43 Numinar
 
HoSpanky wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 10:14:
Numinar wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 02:36:
Flo wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 02:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 20:22:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

Why no? They have done a fucking great job of turning that ship around and the engineering of the Xbox One X blows the PS4 pro out of the water. I only got a PS4 Pro for God of War (great game I admit) and it's crazy how loud that thing gets. IMO it's always good to have some competition.

Flo wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 02:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 20:22:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

Why no? They have done a fucking great job of turning that ship around and the engineering of the Xbox One X blows the PS4 pro out of the water. I only got a PS4 Pro for God of War (great game I admit) and it's crazy how loud that thing gets. IMO it's always good to have some competition.

That fan noise is bad enough on the PS4 normal. I need my noise canceling headphones and a few meteres gap between me and the machine to make it bearable. (Game is still amazing. Frame rate issues fixed by restarting the machine on the two occasions it happened in 30 odd hours of gameplay and counting that I have loved every minute of.) I think Sony's awesome engineering is starting to slip.

Though not as bad as Microsoft's software team. That Xbox UI (And the windows app) are trash. Something they got so right the first time on the X360 and yet somehow forgot how to do it? I'm keeping my eye out for a cheap S just to catch up on my old man stories (Halo), have my XBLA library/backwards compatibility and be able to play Forza and Sea of Thieves with more family members but I'm surprised they are making any money on that thing. I guess they were able to grow the market enough last time out that they can flog low margin/subsidised hardware and still make bank from a distant second place in market share.

You do realize that you can play Forza on PC with Xbone players, yes? Only games where the pc gets a distinct advantage do they block crossplay. I don’t know about Sea of thieves, it doesn’t seem like a game that cares about accuracy much, so it may have full crossplay. Gears of War 4 allows co-op crossplay modes but not adversarial.
And you don’t have to pay for a Gold account to play it from PC, so there’s that nice bonus.
That statement about Forza involves both Forza 7 and Horizon 3.

Yeah I am aware of the cross play. My intention to buy one is based on it for the games you mention which I already enjoy on PC and play with other family members remotely, but an X1 is a cheapish way to let the kid get in on it as well.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Xbox made $2.25 billion for Microsoft last quarter Apr 27, 2018, 02:36 Numinar
 
Flo wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 02:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 20:22:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

Why no? They have done a fucking great job of turning that ship around and the engineering of the Xbox One X blows the PS4 pro out of the water. I only got a PS4 Pro for God of War (great game I admit) and it's crazy how loud that thing gets. IMO it's always good to have some competition.

Flo wrote on Apr 27, 2018, 02:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 26, 2018, 20:22:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

Why no? They have done a fucking great job of turning that ship around and the engineering of the Xbox One X blows the PS4 pro out of the water. I only got a PS4 Pro for God of War (great game I admit) and it's crazy how loud that thing gets. IMO it's always good to have some competition.

That fan noise is bad enough on the PS4 normal. I need my noise canceling headphones and a few meteres gap between me and the machine to make it bearable. (Game is still amazing. Frame rate issues fixed by restarting the machine on the two occasions it happened in 30 odd hours of gameplay and counting that I have loved every minute of.) I think Sony's awesome engineering is starting to slip.

Though not as bad as Microsoft's software team. That Xbox UI (And the windows app) are trash. Something they got so right the first time on the X360 and yet somehow forgot how to do it? I'm keeping my eye out for a cheap S just to catch up on my old man stories (Halo), have my XBLA library/backwards compatibility and be able to play Forza and Sea of Thieves with more family members but I'm surprised they are making any money on that thing. I guess they were able to grow the market enough last time out that they can flog low margin/subsidised hardware and still make bank from a distant second place in market share.
 
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