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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
3. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 17, 2017, 19:09 CJ_Parker
 
Glad this shit failed. Now MMXI plz. kthxbai.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Jul 14, 2017, 19:14 CJ_Parker
 
I don't think they really give a shit. It's all about Anthem for them now. Why even invest much in a story-driven and single player focused game when you can make 100x the profit from fleecing the multiplayer sheeple who buy skins, lootboxes or P2W stuff like hotcakes?

With all of the staff changes during MEA development, it seems obvious to me that they degraded the franchise to B material before it was even released. They probably looked at billion dollar gigs like Destiny and GTA Online and went 'fuck Mass Effect, let's instead have some of that delicious cake that Bunghole and Crotchstar are having'.
So the A team was shifted to work on Anthem and MEA became an afterthought which they no longer even give a real fuck about.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 13, 2017, 19:33 CJ_Parker
 
Dev who just got a few million $$$ from investors for creating a VR title calling VR criticism "a little unfair" is the same as him saying "lol I know it fucking sucks and is just a retarded fad but how can you say no to $$$?".  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
35. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 20:27 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 18:28:
@Eraser. Thanks for the explanation.

I second the gratitude .

I personally always keep electrical devices as far away from water as possible just out of instinct but that a phone can actually kill when it drops in the tub is definitely something I wouldn't have expected.

"High power" devices like a hair-dryer (classic example) or Creston's boombox, sure, those were on my lethal radar, so to speak, but I'd have thought a smartphone would probably be too low power so the worst thing would be the lights in the house go out as the fuse shorts out and the phone dies but not the person.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2017, 14:37 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Jul 11, 2017, 13:36:
I was surprised that a phone could do that, but I guess if it's plugged in, and you have shitty plugs in your house, I can see it happening. Let's wait for the inevitable lawsuit against Apple/Samsung/Whomever for making CHILD-ELECTROCUTING PHONES!

To be honest, I am also kind of surprised. Not that I would charge my phone in the tub but I would have thought that even if it drops in the tub in such an incident, it'd be a very low power affair and that it would short-out immediately.

I mean, the power gets converted at the plug level (right at the wall), doesn't it? Or do modern smartphones charge at the full 110V* (US) or 230V* (EU) without any conversion to low power? Does the juice from the wall go straight through the cable into the phone/tub?






* Yes, I know that she was killed by ampere and not volts but since amps, volts and watts stand in direct correlation to each other let's skip the nerd crap Wink .
 
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News Comments > Warframe: Plains of Eidolon Announced
3. Re: Warframe: Plains of Eidolon Announced Jul 9, 2017, 14:12 CJ_Parker
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 9, 2017, 13:15:
I wish I had it in me to roar and cheer like that for a video game conference reveal, as if it were an Iron Maiden concert. Warframe is decent and this isn't bad, but I couldn't give it up like that for a game, I wonder why?

Yeah that must be a very special (you know, special) breed of gamer. The same specimen that goes to gigs like BlizzCon or CitizenCon and then cheers like li'l schoolgirls at a boygroup concert. The only difference may be there is probably a little less fainting and hopefully less wet panties, though I would not even be so sure about the latter...
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne Next Month
3. Re: Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne Next Month Jul 7, 2017, 18:39 CJ_Parker
 
They certainly have the best oiled recycling machine in the biz. That's for sure.  
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News Comments > New Mass Effect: Andromeda Difficulty Level Teased
12. Re: Game Reviews Jul 6, 2017, 11:19 CJ_Parker
 
Gotta agree here. ME1 is boring as fuck. Either skip it or put the pedal to the metal and just do the story missions. It's a really short game of 15 to 20 hours if you don't do any pointless cruising around in the Mako. Just focus on the red thread and you can be done in almost no time.

Part 2 is much, much better. For many people (including myself) ME2 is the best in series. It has much better gameplay than part 1, interesting companions, an interesting premise and plot that motivates you to uncover what the hell Cerberus is really up to, one of the best end games ever in gaming history with its super-branching choice&consequence filled final mission and to top it all off there is also some great humor with Joker and EDI (make sure to stop by the cockpit *every* single time after a mission... they always have some funny banter going).
It's a much more linear game than part 1 and exploration takes a backseat but, honestly, I'd rather have a well done linear romp like ME2 than "vast", barren, empty, boring planets I can drive around on for fuck all of a reason or purpose like in ME1.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
7. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 23:27 CJ_Parker
 
I don't even remember why I dropped Winamp. It's probably in that article but I'm too lazy to click the link. Wasn't there some huge controversy about privacy or them adding intrusive ads or something like that?

Anyway, I switched to MediaMonkey back then and never looked back.
It's a great and very feature-rich (more than I'll ever need) music player.
After trying the free version, I bought a gold lifetime license back in the day and they still provide updates on a regular basis. Good shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 16:56 CJ_Parker
 
Soooooo...

Question of the day for July 4th: Is America great again yet?

[ ] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Maybe
[ ] Grab them by the pussy
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Tech Bits
2. Re: Independence Day Tech Bits Jul 4, 2017, 10:45 CJ_Parker
 
Good. Please shut down the entire Shitbox division and fire Phil "I lie even when I just breathe" Spencer, kthx.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 21
1. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 21 Jul 4, 2017, 10:38 CJ_Parker
 
The GamesIndustry piece should actually be retroactively inserted into a "It Came from E3 2007" newsbit as it deals with the first show that was not held at the LACC back then.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC and Sequel in Doubt?
5. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC and Sequel in Doubt? Jun 30, 2017, 20:22 CJ_Parker
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 19:08:
I knew the game was in trouble when I was seeing equal or lesser prices for the game than the best GMG deal I had...and it was even equal with that on Origin at one point. This was soon after release and EA never discounts that heavily that soon.

They actually do. Just like I probably have to check B.net more often to catch the Blizz deals, the same may be true for you (and others) and Origin.

Ever since about DAI the prices have really come down way fast on Origin for all of their games. This has been going on for quite a while.

OK, $29.99 less than three months after ME:A release was extremely fast but in the recent Infinite Gaming Sale BF1 was only a little over $20 as well and SWBF Ultimate Edition (remember, the one that sold for $130 in November 2015?) had come all the way down to $9.99.

Speaking about SWBF, I remember it was also down to $29.99 (regular version) about four or five months after release already, i.e. in spring 2016 and according to EA that game sold 13 million copies or something like that.

So it is not that unusual for them to be discounting so hard on Origin. They've been doing that for quite a while already. It just goes pretty unnoticed by the general gaming public cuz everyone's a Steam fanboi.

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Well, and good riddance to Mass Effect. They shouldn't have done Andromeda in the first place but leave it at three games. Tell the story of Shepard, period. No more milky-milky.
Too bad that Anthem won't have proper single player but that seems to be the mega trend atm.
If E3 has shown anything, it's that everything and everyone is gung-ho about online, online, online (mostly to make money off the gullible fools who buy lootboxes, of course, cuz that is a billion $ biz right there).
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed
17. Re: StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed Jun 30, 2017, 17:20 CJ_Parker
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 15:18:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 14:18:

(does Blizzard ever even do sales?) or gunnah grab a cheap key from a key seller site not giving a fuck how legit it may be.

Yeah they do sales all the times though sometimes they get missed here on BN. Keep an eye on /r/gamedeals or make yourself a simple script to pull prices daily using greasemonkey.

Thanks. I'm keeping a casual eye on /r/gamedeals but it's easy to miss B.net deals in the flood of sales news.
Besides, the only sale I have been interested in is the one for the Nova Covert Ops mission pack which is always stuck at €14.99 whenever I check. Now with two products of interest, StarCraft RM and Nova Ops, I should start paying more attention.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed
14. Re: StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed Jun 30, 2017, 14:18 CJ_Parker
 
$15 for a remaster of such an old game is pushing it but barely within the OK-ish range contrary to the complete ripoff that is the Necromancer scam.

I will still be waiting for a sub $10 sale (does Blizzard ever even do sales?) or gunnah grab a cheap key from a key seller site not giving a fuck how legit it may be.
 
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News Comments > Battlefront 2 Closed Alpha Today?
3. Re: Battlefront 2 Closed Alpha Today? Jun 29, 2017, 11:05 CJ_Parker
 
Hoping for the same here. I will only be buying BF2 for the SP campaign and again only when it's 75% to 90% off (which shouldn't take too long... maybe 12 to 18 months max).  
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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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