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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Battlefront 2 Closed Alpha Today?
1. Re: Battlefront 2 Closed Alpha Today? Jun 29, 2017, 10:37 CJ_Parker
 
Yup. Got my key in the mail yesterday. I own the first game (bought on sale almost 90% off) but have not preordered the 2nd game, of course. They seem to be sending this out to all SWBF owners or all Origin accounts or something. It's already on, too. Start date was 08:00 UTC today.  
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News Comments > Raf Colantonio Leaving Arkane
1. Re: Raf Colantonio Leaving Arkane Jun 27, 2017, 19:02 CJ_Parker
 
Yo Witchboy!

MOAR RPG LESS SHOOTY-SHOOTY PLZ

That is all.

kthx.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up
21. Re: Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up Jun 26, 2017, 13:44 CJ_Parker
 
Why do y'all keep saying the "patch coming out next month" (which by the way was coming "before the end of the year" in 2016)? Remember when Star Marine was only a "matter of weeks, not months" (literal dev quote) and then came out 18 months later? I will believe in 3.0 IF and when it runs through the patcher and not a minute before that.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up
18. Re: Star Citizen Bank Loan Follow-up Jun 26, 2017, 13:19 CJ_Parker
 
Peeeling wrote on Jun 26, 2017, 11:30:
Correct me if I'm wrong:

The UK government pays out tax credit rebates every year, and does so in UK£. This has been going on for a while now, so that money is turning up already (even though it's 'from' a year or so back).

Securing a loan against that rebate is a way to get at next year's money now. The rebates are ALREADY IN UK£, so... eh? And it's a one-time trick: next year they'll either get zero rebate OR they'll have to take out a second loan as an advance against the NEXT year's rebate.

The only way this helps avoid currency conversion is if the UK studios need extra money, urgently, and they don't want to transfer money into the country just yet. But it's a one-time trick, so unless the need for extra funds subsides, that transfer has to happen next year anyway.

So why don't they want to transfer extra money into the country just yet? I can think of one pretty obvious reason, but maybe you can all think of another.

Brexit. The pound has crashed pretty hard in the last few years. When SC development started in the UK in 2013, you'd get about $1.6 for your £1. Now you are only getting about $1.27.

That's why they are hiring a financial specialist dude (my guess is that Roberts and his lawyer have semi-professionally handled money transactions by themselves so far but now see a need to go full pro).

The majority of CIG staff is in Manchester at Foundry 42. Development has become a lot more expensive for CIG just because of currency shenanigans.

The dev who gets a salary of £3,000 only cost CIG $1,764 in mid 2014 when the $ reached its high against the £ and today the same dev eats up $2,362.

Unless Trump fucks up some more this trend will probably continue. The Brits can be very grateful for Trump. Under any other "normal" US presidency the £ would have been free-falling.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 21:23 CJ_Parker
 
grudgebearer wrote on Jun 25, 2017, 21:03:
I'd be interested in how the bank valued the Squadron 42 IP as collateral. How did they separate it from the Star Citizen framework and give it an accurate valuation, without at least having the art concepts and underlying engine for both games tied into what RSI is considering the Squadron 42 IP?

Well, remember that there is hours upon hours of video footage of Mark Hamill, Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong, Andy Serkis, John Rhys-Davies etc.
Heck, the game even has an IMDB page in spite of being vaporware.
That shit's gotta be worth something even if Roberts went ahead and made an animated, short B-movie from it rather than game cutscenes.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 11:33 CJ_Parker
 
Obligatory...

Popcorn Popcorn Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans
11. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans Jun 24, 2017, 08:48 CJ_Parker
 
Dude, the only REASONABLE solution is to just fuck it and ignore whatever the fuck Microsoft is putting on the Windows store. Who gives a shit about their poorly ported casual Shitbox garbage anyway? Not me, I can tell ya that much.
Fuck Microsoft's lame underhanded, slimy, disgusting attempts to turn the PC into Shitboxes.
Any PC gamer who is supporting this via buying Windows store games should be castrated, tarred and feathered for being a traitor to the PCMR.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Coming
1. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Coming Jun 23, 2017, 19:32 CJ_Parker
 
Hahahahahaha $40 + $15 for the map pack for a remastered CoD. They know no shame but rightfully so. The CoD lemmings will lap this up like it is honey and milk.  
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans
2. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans Jun 23, 2017, 11:06 CJ_Parker
 
They will also release this on GOG, Steam, Origin, uPlay, right?



Yeah. I lol'ed, too.
 
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News Comments > Get Even Released
2. Re: More like, Get Bored Jun 23, 2017, 11:04 CJ_Parker
 
Now, now, young man. Not so fast. They are still releasing zombie shit games like they never went out of fashion (and maybe they haven't?) so as far as horror/survival is concerned this is just the tip of the iceberg of the humble beginnings.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
38. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 22, 2017, 21:02 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 13:33:
What are stickers?

Does anyone actually enjoy the gamification of the Steam sale?

What gamification? It's adware is what it is. They want you to perform those tasks so you hopefully end up impulse buying a game or a DLC they force you to view while you fulfill their "quests". It's pure 100% marketing and not a game. Besides, they make tons of money from the card trading. Billions. Trillions. The number still needs to be invented.

P.S. on wishlists: Are all of you guys incontinent, senile 90+ year old geezers who can't remember for shit which games they want to buy? Yes? OK. I guessed so.

However, for those of us who are younger and who do still have essential parts of our brains intact: Don't. fucking. wishlist.

Why? Easy. Devs use wishlist metrics for demand. If you see that 13 million cheapskates have wishlisted your game and are apparently waiting for a sale then what do you do?
Right. Unless you're a total numbnut you only lower the price very carefully to test the waters, see how many lemmings bite, wait for the next sale opportunity, test again, and so on.

So by wishlisting you are shooting yourself in the nutsack big time. It's like "here I really want your game for cheap and to show it I will create visible demand". See how totally nonsensical that is?
That is why you don't fucking wishlist.

Use MS Notes, notepad, wordpad, a fucking pen&paper, a kitchen knife and write it in your own blood on the wall, whatever the fuck you do as a reminder is fine but please don't use the retarded official wishlist feature. It will only lead to prices staying high for much longer than necessary.

This comment was edited on Jun 22, 2017, 21:20.
 
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News Comments > Beyond Good and Evil 2 Video
1. Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2 Video Jun 22, 2017, 20:48 CJ_Parker
 
Seeing how the main character is a retarded monkey I am glad that Ubi know who their target audience is (buyers of Ubi clone garbage like AC, FC and WD).  
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News Comments > Bohemia Interactive Releases Free Game and Free Arma 3 DLC
1. Re: Bohemia Interactive Releases Free Game and Free Arma 3 DLC Jun 22, 2017, 20:45 CJ_Parker
 
'nother CS clone. Very exciting. Yaaawwwwwn.  
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News Comments > No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC?
6. Re: No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC? Jun 22, 2017, 10:42 CJ_Parker
 
How can you NOT make coke jokes when a total clown like that Noseworthy fella is the fookin' lead designer of a multi hundred million dollar franchise?? Honestly, that is the dumbest fucking shit I have read in a very long time. The guy doesn't even have the April 1st excuse, nothing.
What a completely retarded design direction... as if recoil on the PC had never been done well in a believable fashion. Incredible.
 
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News Comments > Zenimax and Oculus Back in Court
6. removed Jun 22, 2017, 09:07 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week
7. Re: Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week Jun 21, 2017, 03:20 CJ_Parker
 
Flatline wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 22:08:
15 dollars? LOLOLOL

No.

^ this

Back in the day shit like this this woulda been free to keep the game in the news and in hopes to recoup the (minor) investment from fresh sales of the base game. Nowadays the amount of lemmings who are not just OK with but who are actually BEGGING on their knees to throw $15 or $40 or $60 or $500 (Blizzcon tickets) at Blizzard is staggering.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Thursday
1. Re: Steam Summer Sale Thursday Jun 20, 2017, 21:33 CJ_Parker
 
Mental note: Avoid Steam like the plague on Thursday when billions of tards will be hammering the site cuz they MUST know THE MINUTE the sale begins which games are on how deep a discount even though the sale runs for a month or so while discounts will be lame as fuck as usual the last three years. Play an Origin, GOG or uPlay game on Thursday instead. Mental note end.

Oh. And fuck Valve in advance for still not being able to properly scale up their network to meet the demands of a sale onslaught. Losers.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Free Sample [Updated]
18. Re: HITMAN Episode 1 for Free Jun 20, 2017, 20:46 CJ_Parker
 
Dude. Check under demos and then the popular tab.  
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News Comments > HITMAN Free Sample [Updated]
16. Re: HITMAN Episode 1 for Free Jun 20, 2017, 20:30 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 13:39:
Jerykk wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 12:28:
Quinn wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 11:26:
*the suits sitting around the table*

Suit 1: Lets make it episodic. Shit seems so sell.

Suit 2: Yes! And lets remove any sense of a real story. That shit is expensive.

Suit 3: Yes! And lets show the players all the ways they can assassinate their target, so we can fill up that storyless void with useless replayability. Because achievements!

Suit 4: No idea why we'd do that but these pathetic, completionist fuckers swallow everything as long as it keeps them away from facing real life. So yes!

Suit 2: No reason to be so cynical, Laurens, but yes!

*and HITMAN 2016 was born*

Genuine question: Have you actually played HITMAN 2016? If you have, you would know that it has just as much story as Blood Money, Contracts, Silent Assassin and Agent 47. There is an overarching storyline that is conveyed through cutscenes between missions. All of the missions tie into the storyline as well.

In fact, one could argue that it has more story because they've really fleshed out the targets, NPCs and environments. There's plenty of backstory and side-story to discover in each level, which is part of the reason why the game has so much replayability.

Finally, you might be the only Hitman fan (are you actually a Hitman fan or did you only play Absolution?) that complains about replayability. Seriously, replayability is one of the pillars of the series.

In any case, it's cool of IO to do this, though the headline is misleading. They aren't giving the full Episode 1 for free, only the tutorial levels. Paris is not free.

Genuine question: Can I stealth my way through all the levels without killing anyone?

Dude, it's called Hitman, not Sneaky Pussyman.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Delays Xen Again
4. Re: Black Mesa Delays Xen Again Jun 20, 2017, 12:30 CJ_Parker
 
It's the garbage part of HL anyway so they should just fuck it and cancel this shit.  
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