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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Mad Catz Closed
21. Re: Mad Catz Closed Apr 1, 2017, 08:23 CJ_Parker
 
MattyC wrote on Apr 1, 2017, 01:22:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 21:45:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 21:01:
MacLeod wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 20:49:
But now I won't be able to get that Star Citizen branded Saitek controller when the game comes out!
Saitek and Mad Catz are not the same company or are they?

They were the same company. When Mad Catz got into financial trouble they sold off Saitek to Logitech (a match made in shit quality heaven).

If you don't like either company, that is fine, everyone gets an opinion. However, when has Logitech ever been known for "shit quality"? Their mice and keyboards are just about indestructible, assuming you don't down them in liquid, and even then they often live on.

Logitech also had financial woes a few years back and ever since there has definitely been a noticeable drop in quality while at the same time they jacked up prices to hell (and unfortunately not back yet). It is ridiculous how they ask $70 for a gamer mouse which has "made in China from scrap" written all over it.

To their (slight) credit it needs to be said that (almost) no one else is really much better. Mad Catz had even shittier quality and justifiably went bust while everyone else does the same and sells the cheap plastic garbage with a gamer tag for +1000% profit margins.

However, if you are really looking for quality in the highend peripheral sector then there's still Thrustmaster. Their wheels and sticks (Warthog FTMFW) are second to none and of exceptional build quality. Most Logi products except for their decent wheels are complete jokes in comparison.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Free Weekend
17. Re: Titanfall 2 Free Weekend Mar 31, 2017, 22:40 CJ_Parker
 
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

Downloaded the 36GB, played for 15 minutes and uninstalled because this isn't a FPS but it's a fucking lame jump&run game. What a piece of shit. I should've known better than to even mouse over that download button with an EA game *sigh*...
 
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News Comments > Mad Catz Closed
10. Re: Mad Catz Closed Mar 31, 2017, 21:45 CJ_Parker
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 21:01:
MacLeod wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 20:49:
But now I won't be able to get that Star Citizen branded Saitek controller when the game comes out!
Saitek and Mad Catz are not the same company or are they?

They were the same company. When Mad Catz got into financial trouble they sold off Saitek to Logitech (a match made in shit quality heaven).
Saitek were supposed to build the Star Shitizen HOTAS but Logi is kinda all lolnotreally about it. They probably got their hands full to either adopt (more likely) or improve upon (less likely) the incredibly shitty abysmal quality of Saitek products.
Not sure why Logi even bought them in the first place. Saitek's rep lies in smoldering ruins among sim fans due to their massive shit quality issues.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Free Weekend
13. Re: Titanfall 2 Free Weekend Mar 31, 2017, 18:40 CJ_Parker
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 10:27:
At $30, it's a great campaign to play through. It's not terribly long, but holy CRAP it's packed end to end with big, fun set pieces. It's pretty close to Bulletstorm's wild variety.

lol@$30

Scratch a zero and we might just be in business. Not paying more than $5 max for this fucking lame casual EA garbage that is only just over six hours long for most people.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Plans
50. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Plans Mar 31, 2017, 07:39 CJ_Parker
 
EA and Ubi have had a crossover sale agreement for a long time alreadeeeh (2013 https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/19/lakes-boil-ubisoft-and-ea-to-sell-each-others-games/) because they ain't such fucking Nazis as Valve with regard to their stores.

By the way, the "pissing match" wasn't so much about DLC pricing. It was more about selling DLC from within the game, i.e. EA had clickable links in their games which would take you to an EA website where you could buy DLC.

The greedy fucks from Valve disagreed with this practice, of course, since this bypassed their 30% of every sale cut cemented in their TOS. And then EA was kicked from Steam due to their violation of the TOS which they insisted on because they wanted to reserve the right to sell their content their way and not Valve's way.

Steam fantards made a much bigger deal out of this than it really was ("OMG EA no longer sells games via the holy Steam platform OMGOMG!!111"). In reality EA and Valve were pretty relaxed and cool about it all.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 PC Hype?
16. Re: Destiny 2 PC Hype? Mar 30, 2017, 20:07 CJ_Parker
 
Hype? LOL

Why would there be hype over a casual consolized as fuck garbage FPS sequel, the first part of which never made it to PC? They can fuck right off with this crap is what they can.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tease
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tease Mar 30, 2017, 08:52 CJ_Parker
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 00:15:
After Mass Effect Andromeda how can it get worse... oh wait.. it's EA.

^ this

They will find ways to make it even more retarded, casual and broken. Never underestimate dah powah of dah daaaaahhhhkkkk side!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Indonesian man found dead inside giant python Mar 29, 2017, 18:31 CJ_Parker
 
The body of 25-year-old Akbar was found when local people cut open the seven-metre (23-foot) python after it was found bloated and slithering awkwardly in the village of Salubiro, on the eastern island of Sulawesi on Monday.

Must. resist. retarded. trap. jokes.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Demo and DLC Released
7. Re: Mafia III Demo and DLC Released Mar 28, 2017, 19:25 CJ_Parker
 
What a shitty port. The only positive is an adjustable FoV but just about everything else is crap and garbage.

- Can not rebind keys to thumb mouse buttons (only has support for three mouse buttons apparently)
- Can not rebind weapon switching to the mouse wheel
- Checkpoint saves (spaced pretty far apart, too)
- Visual glitches (maybe related to increasing the FoV)

Not exactly the kind of demo I would release if I wanted to sell the game on PC. It's like selling hot dogs with turds for sausages. That will only appeal to a pretty limited demographic as well.
 
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News Comments > Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition Announced
1. Re: Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition Announced Mar 28, 2017, 19:14 CJ_Parker
 
WTF have they done? They've turned Torment into a fucking Mickey Mouse cartoon! Stunned Stunned Stunned  
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News Comments > Mafia III Demo and DLC Released
6. Re: Mafia III Demo and DLC Released Mar 28, 2017, 16:44 CJ_Parker
 
lol@23GB demo ... are they nucking futs or just regular retarded???

Still downloading it cuz unlimited bandwidth and all that shit but they's some kraazzeeehhh bitches I tellz ya

Won't buy the game, of course, as long as they keep announcing and releasing DLC. I only buy complete games so kthxbai for free demo, nutters.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
2. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 26, 2017, 12:31 CJ_Parker
 
Premium upgrade. Only $59.99 while supplies last. Keys strictly limited. Will sell for $99.99 once summer is over. ktxhbai. love. blizztard.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
47. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 02:13 CJ_Parker
 
Ah, yes, Shtar Shitizen subscriptions. Another entry in a long list of frauds. Who doesn't remember how they originally introduced these as a way for backers to support development of the game in small chunks rather than a big payment and then stealth-changed it to supporting community shows, events and marketing only? That was so nice of them.

I'm really curious how many gullible fools are subs. CIG has never released any numbers unfortunately. Not even a hint. It would be very interesting to get a graph of the numbers over the past five years.
The only minor hint related to this announcement and to them updating the subscriber perks is that subs may possibly be dwindling recently because this is kind of like the first time they are actively advertising subs in a very long time.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
26. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 13:10 CJ_Parker
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 11:30:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 09:51:
What??? You are calling the writing and characters which would even make a toddler scream "Fuck it! I'm too old for this shit!" cosmetic? Bruuuh???

The story's level of writing, sans a couple interactions, is no less on par as the previous entries of the game...

You're joking, right? Lowest possible standards confirmed.

Are you really comparing the second game in a storyline with a brand new one? [...] At least if you're going to desire a comparison, do it on even ground and compare it with the original Mass Effect.

Any developer with skill and brainz would look at their franchise, their previous game(s), in this case here the first trilogy and then evaluate what people liked or did not like and they would make a game with the best parts of everything.
It's what CDP did. They improved TW from one iteration to the next one and nearly perfected it with no. 3.
So what you are saying is BioWhore has a right to start with a really shitty game so they have room to improve in the next iterations? Seriously?

Peebs, Drack, Vetra...yea, I guess these characters don't exist in your edition of Andromeda.

LOL. Fucking Peebee??? Are you kidding me? What's next in Andromeda 2? Piss-Hornet? Shit-Fly? It's one of the dumbest characters ever. By name and childish behavior.

Yea, that Eden Prime mission was the pinnacle of mystery and excitement...and this is from a military vessel and not a civilian operation.

Hahaha... the "pinnacle". Again. Lowest possible standards confirmed.

Mass Effect Andromeda is not Mass Effect 4...it's a whole new story in the established universe of Mass Effect. It's not going to be as good as Mass Effect 2's established story beats.

Why not? Is there some mythical law that forbids the first iteration of a game in a franchise to be any good? Nope. There isn't. There have been myriads of decent games in history where *ESPECIALLY* the first game was excellent and the sequels were cash grabs based on the popular franchise.
There is absolutely no reason to apply lower standards to MEA. The opposite is the case. This game is from a long established developer who has produced some decent games in this franchise. The least one should expect is that they know their own shit and make better shit from their old shit.

I mean, for god's sake CJ, you have the game DESPITE railing on it for how long? You're playing it, so either you're just the worst troll out there, or you're just one of the largest hypocrites on this entire site. Take your pick.

Haha are you joking again? Of course I did not buy the game. The 10 hour trial was enough to form an educated opinion on how garbage and trite this POS is. And please don't fanboi-lie to me and tell me that at 10:01 into the game it somehow magically flips a switch and turns into a game for more than four year olds that does not insult one's intelligence every two minutes.

I'll get the GOTY on sale eventually because the game does have some good parts like decent exploration and vehicle/jetpack gameplay but it is a MAJOR disappointment in terms of atmosphere, story, characters and dialogue. Just about every review even from the usual bribed suspects shares this opinion.
It has a 70-something average on MC. You know, a fucking overhyped Mass Effect game... 70-something. LOL. That is the equivalent of a 50-something score if it would be some other random franchise.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
23. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch Mar 24, 2017, 09:51 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 09:19:
Yeah, the SP issues are largely cosmetic and don't really change the experience at all.

What??? You are calling the writing and characters which would even make a toddler scream "Fuck it! I'm too old for this shit!" cosmetic? Bruuuh???

One more time:

- Where are the quests with multiple solutions that require a little brain and more than just going to a waypoint and doing some inane shit?
- Where are the quests that put you into a moral dilemma where you really have to make a (tough) choice?
- Where are the major ME trademark choices in the plot (like Ash OR Kaidan)?
- Where is a deep branching mission like the final mission of ME2 which had dozens of choices and possible outcomes?
- Where is the mystery of a ME2 and the interesting characters that had you wondering about the motives of Cerberus, the Illusive Man, Miranda, Jacob etc. from the first minute of the game?
- Where are awesome characters and humorous banter like we had with a Joker and an EDI?

There is nothing at all of that in MEA. The beginning is sooo lame. Instead of a 634 years trip through space it feels like the crew drove a night with their camper to hit a McDonald's in the morning when they go explore the first planet. There is no real sense of mystery, excitement... nothing. It's lifeless, emotionless and dumb.
It's like someone with even less skill than Uwe Boll wrote and directed this shit.

I don't know how anyone can seriously say this is a decent game unless their standards have hit rock bottom and it is enough for them if the game lets them shoot aliens in the head. OK. Granted. It does accomplish that and the gun play is pretty OK even. But everything else is garbage and it's sad that people settle for this little after a Witcher 3 (should have) set new standards back two years ago.
 
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
16. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 09:25 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 04:20:
@CJ_Parker - In difference to your comment, I would like to point out they successfully shipped their two crowdfunded projects: Wasteland 2 and Torment: Tides of Numenera. The remaining two, The Bard's Tale IV and Wasteland 3, are still in development. I'm no fan of crowdfunding, but you should at least get your facts straight. Come on, Mr. Parker, I know you can do it!

Dude, I know they shipped Torment. About a decade or two late but it's here, yes .

However, they ran the WL3 campaign when neither Torment nor BT4 was out. Running a campaign when you still owe gamers one full game is bold but when you owe people two full games then it's a Ponzi scheme all the way because the system will probably collapse at some point.

They are probably playing it smart tho and not spending everything on development. There is no way that the piece of shit Torment cost $4 million to make so they probably make a pretty nice profit before even selling the first copy. Fargo even admitted as much...

Fargo said he will leave inXile a profitable independent game developer with "money in the bank".

I really can't stand inXile anymore. They have the nerve to deliver a Torment (!)two and a half years(!) late while shamelessly running campaigns for other games in the meantime.

Then they deliver Torment and due to feature cuts it's only half the game it was promised to be. It's also on consoles all of a sudden, short as fuck and doesn't even begin to compare to PS:T in terms of gameplay but only in terms of word count (yay?).

And then they shit all over their backers by coming up with a nicer retail CE than the so called "backer exclusive" CE. They also shit all over CE level backers ($100+ investment and people who'd been waiting for almost 3 years at the time) when they gave Steam early access buyers ($45 purchase and waiting 0 seconds for the game) preferential access to the beta.

One lameness after another by those clowns... it is really like they were begging people like me who pledged $130 or something for the CE to please never pledge EVER again.
Welp. Mission accomplished. That won't happen and I will make extra sure to buy their games on a deep discount only.

I like to make fun of Obshittian but comparing Torment and PoE, wow, it's a world of difference in spite of very similar KS budgets. PoE KS campaign ended only six months before ToN but it had two meaty expansions and was patched up properly (!)a full year(!) before inXile finally crapped out Torment v0.7 (no v1.0 due to missing features and localizations).
PoE may have had less words but otherwise it's about 10x the game that ToN is. That's why I'm thinking that ToN (and BT4 and WL3) budget went mostly into the bank and a certain retirement plan.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Apex Missions Launch
10. Re: On Sale Mar 24, 2017, 02:06 CJ_Parker
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 01:24:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 01:07:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:49:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 22:21:
I heard MEA multiplayer is the best part of the game. Strange.

I've heard people say that the Earth is flat...strange.

Well, yes. People have stated that compared to the single player issues, multiplayer is pretty solid. It appears a more skilled team put it together.

Here's the thing about the single player issues...my experience is that they are very minor, and mostly cosmetic and not at all problematic.

Here's the thing about people defending MEA single player... my experience is their standards have sunk so low they can walk upright on stilts under the carpet.
 
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News Comments > Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3
7. Re: Brian Fargo to Retire After Wasteland 3 Mar 24, 2017, 01:46 CJ_Parker
 
So he has come to the realization that you can not continue the crowdfunding ponzi scheme forever. Smart guy. Lined his pockets and punches out. I would probably do the same at that age. Why risk bankruptcy when you can retire with millions from gullible fools in the bank?
The shitty sales performance of Torment was probably his final wakeup call which reminded him how fast you can fall from grace (there might be a slight pun in there Wink ).
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
108. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 08:12 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 06:45:
I'm still curious, how do people have such well-formed opinions about how the story, characters, missions, animations, etc are all garbage, when the game isn't out yet?

I've played the game for 10 hours and there was not a single quest with even a hint of depth or multiple solutions or moral ambiguity or anything resembling a decent RPG. And the dialogues and story was an epic cringe- and facepalmfest only exacerbated but not caused by the shitty facial animations or poor acting of the digital character actors.

Am I to seriously believe that after these 10 hours the game will somehow magically flip a switch and become a actual RPG instead of a linear braindead console cover shooter that forces you into some lame busywork at every "story" waypoint?

The game did not offer a single quest with depth or even a hint of a choice or a consequence in those first ten hours. It was on rails retarded generic waypoint to waypoint busywork "gameplay". Press "W" and watch shit happen, press "W" and watch shit happen, press "W" and watch shit happen ad infinitum et nauseam.

Fuck all that. In the year of the lord 2017 and after the glorious TW3 or to stay in the same series the glorious ME 2, yes Sir, I do in fact dare to have a little higher standards than this shallow, trite, banal garbage. Sorry(?)
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
90. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 23:38 CJ_Parker
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 20:19:
lol people call this trash GOTY, lol damn standards in gaming dropped below acceptable levels it seems and there is no going back.

No kidding. And the really sad and annoying part is that the actual major problems with the game are getting totally swept under the rug due to the facial anim shitstorm.
I'm now beginning to think that they did that fully on purpose at EA and bribed mags to talk about the poor facial anims 24/7 so the retarded plot, the even more retarded characters and the beyond retarded writing, simpleton quests and braindead dialogue would barely even be mentioned.

It's an ingenious distraction strategy. But so sad... we have this master piece called The Witcher 3 on the one hand which set all new standards and then we have an army of BioWhore fanbois who are giving this trite garbage a pass while only being worried about funny faces instead of the game's real abysmal issues.

What lesson are EA gonna learn from this? People want better facial anims but we can get away with retarded everything else. It seems to be true. Ubishit and EA games have converted many gamers who once had standards into zombies who just need to be kept busy by doing inane shit in a game. It is no wonder that we can't have nice things. Shallow as a puddle shit is easier to create and it sells. You can't even blame EA for that. The gamers are shoveling their own grave and they are digging deeper and deeper and deeper if you look at the dumbing down of ME from the greatness of no. 2 to Amoebeda.

*sigh*
 
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