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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign
8. Re: MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign Jun 25, 2016, 17:12 CJ_Parker
 
Sempai wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 15:46:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 12:08:
Wesp5 wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 09:45:
Sempai wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 02:23:
...are we living in a golden age of video games right now or what?

You mean because the good old stuff gets rebooted and the new stuff are hero shooter clones of each other ;)? Sorry, but I would really like to see a good single player FPS that is not one of both...

werdz of wizdom right there, bro!

A golden age this is not... or only if you ate a ton of chickpeas and your turd takes on a gold-ish color.

There is a lot missing for a golden age. A golden age would mean more games in the shooter/hybrid genre like the original Deus Ex/Human Rev, BioShock, Dishonored, the Thief games, ME2/3, HL2 and so on. Shooters that have intricate mechanics and/or a story to tell instead of being multiplayer grinders or braindead simpleton run'n'gun garbage like Doom.

It is really sad when you think about the fact that Deus Ex is 15+ years old now and how little has changed. For a golden age we need more new groundbreaking games that set new standards in AI, world interactivity and story-telling. But not those lame rehashes.


But you are getting a new Deus Ex, you're also getting a new Dishonored, and a new Mass Effect, good luck with HL3 and improved AI though.

Dude, that's why I wrote "more games like". Not just (most likely dumbed down) sequels. I would like to see more original franchises similar to those mentioned PLUS progress in certain departments like AI, interactivity, choices & consequences, decent story-telling, multiple paths/endings etc.
Most games these days are as shallow as a puddle compared to e.g. the original Deus Ex and that's just sad. After 15+ years, games should be much richer and deeper than those old games.

And what are you talking about? The new Doom was a ton of fun, along with other "rehashes" like Wolfenstein, Tomb Raider, and Xcom.

I can not say anything about Xcom but disagree regarding Doom and Tomb Raider. I found the new Doom (based on the beta and demo) to be lacking in just about every respect (no reloading, only checkpoint saves, lame weapons... not visceral and "mean" enough, relatively poor visuals, retarded glory kill QTEs etc.) and don't even get me started on Tomb Raider.

The TR reboots may not be bad casual console games at all where you press the forward key to move from cutscene to cutscene but those games are perfect examples for the massive dumbing down of a franchise if I've ever seen one.

The old TRs actually had, you know, tombs and challenging puzzles, climbing passages, jump sequences, boss fights etc.
The new ones? You press 'W' on the PC version and the game plays itself.

I will concede that the new Wolfensteins were well done, however. They got it right for the most part. Credit where credit is due.

Also, who said we're just talking about shooters?
The abundance of games on the market today is healthier and more diverse than it's ever been. Hell, most of you have a list of games you can't even get through!

That is true but unfortunately many of those games turn out to be one disappointment after another when we finally get around to playing them...

The real question is, do you have the capacity to be happy about anything, or do you just enjoy bitching and crying? Because your tears of entitlement don't hold much water.

Yes, I do have that capacity, but not when someone is calling the current steady flow of casual garbage (SWBF, Battleborn, Doom, Overwatch, R6 Siege, The Division etc.) a "golden age" .
For a golden age we would need a lot more Witchers, TES VI and a proper Star Wars X-Wing space sim instead of all that other crap .
 
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News Comments > MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign
5. Re: MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign Jun 25, 2016, 12:08 CJ_Parker
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 09:45:
Sempai wrote on Jun 25, 2016, 02:23:
...are we living in a golden age of video games right now or what?

You mean because the good old stuff gets rebooted and the new stuff are hero shooter clones of each other ;)? Sorry, but I would really like to see a good single player FPS that is not one of both...

werdz of wizdom right there, bro!

A golden age this is not... or only if you ate a ton of chickpeas and your turd takes on a gold-ish color.

There is a lot missing for a golden age. A golden age would mean more games in the shooter/hybrid genre like the original Deus Ex/Human Rev, BioShock, Dishonored, the Thief games, ME2/3, HL2 and so on. Shooters that have intricate mechanics and/or a story to tell instead of being multiplayer grinders or braindead simpleton run'n'gun garbage like Doom.

It is really sad when you think about the fact that Deus Ex is 15+ years old now and how little has changed. For a golden age we need more new groundbreaking games that set new standards in AI, world interactivity and story-telling. But not those lame rehashes.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
32. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 17:10 CJ_Parker
 
Steam is such a fucking piece of garbage. Every sale the same bullshit with the client becoming unusable. How about buying some new hamsters with the billions of cash your fat, lazy, dumb asses are sitting on, Valve?

And, yeah, most underwhelming sale ever. Too bad for the publishers and Valve. Means I'll continue to take my business to GMG, CDkeys, Kinguin and G2A. You can easily get just about every single game of this so called "sale" cheaper on those other sites. And Valve does not get a 30% cut for being fat, lazy and dumb so it's all a huge win-win situation.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Offline Instant Action Coming?
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Offline Instant Action Coming? Jun 23, 2016, 15:54 CJ_Parker
 
nin wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 13:24:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 12:12:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 10:09:
I'm guessing they have a few more DLC in the pipeline and they see the game popularity drops sharply especially since the BF1 announcement so they try to get more people to play this game.
Which is fine but too little too late I think.

^ this

Way too little and way too late. SWBF (PC) has dropped like a rock since release. After only two months it already went on sale on Origin for €29.99 and you can currently get it for €19.99 even (just the base game ofc).
The originally ridiculously priced $120 ultimate edition has dropped to a current sales price of €59.99 (down from its €79.99 regular price).
The pricing alone speaks volumes about the popularity (or lack thereof) of this casual garbage piece of shit game.

Hey! Shitpost is back! Things were so nice with you gone!


Heya! Thanks for the welcome back!

Your posts are my main motivator not only for coming back but also for continuing to "shitpost" just to annoy the fuck out of you personally. Keep it up, you sensitive little sissy boy, you!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Offline Instant Action Coming?
7. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Offline Instant Action Coming? Jun 23, 2016, 12:12 CJ_Parker
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 10:09:
I'm guessing they have a few more DLC in the pipeline and they see the game popularity drops sharply especially since the BF1 announcement so they try to get more people to play this game.
Which is fine but too little too late I think.

^ this

Way too little and way too late. SWBF (PC) has dropped like a rock since release. After only two months it already went on sale on Origin for €29.99 and you can currently get it for €19.99 even (just the base game ofc).
The originally ridiculously priced $120 ultimate edition has dropped to a current sales price of €59.99 (down from its €79.99 regular price).
The pricing alone speaks volumes about the popularity (or lack thereof) of this casual garbage piece of shit game.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
55. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 17:26 CJ_Parker
 
MacLeod wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 17:17:
Was thinking of picking up Skyrim again and finishing it. Anyone have a GOOD recommended list of mods to use. I've installed the unofficial legendary patch, the high res patch and the SkyUI (and SKSE, obviously). Which I know I was using last time I played, but wasn't sure if there were any other good stuff that's like near necessity.

Just go here and have at it:

http://wiki.step-project.com/Main_Page
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
52. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2016, 17:01 CJ_Parker
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 16:55:
Other than that Oblivion was jaw-dropping gorgeous on the PC with awesome varied landscapes from those snow-covered mountains to the lush forests and grasslands around the Imperial City and the swamps somewhere down south.

It was one of the worst-animated games of its time, too. Bethesda games usually are.

Yep. That's why I said the character models were not as good as the rest of the game. "Worst animated" is hyperbole though. There was tons of other low res Shitbox console garbage at the time that looked considerably worse.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
49. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 14, 2016, 16:46 CJ_Parker
 
Not sure what some of y'all are smoking or if y'all played the garbage Shitbox edition but Oblivion on PC was a fantastic looking game by 2006 standards. The first thing everyone had to do was dial down the grass density because it would bring even the fastest GPUs to their knees back then.

The game's only graphical problems were the character models (as always in Bethesda games) which did not live up to the rest of the spectacle and the overdone bloom/HDR which made the rocks look a little artificial. It was a typical issue of that era though. Bloom/HDR was relatively new back then and those devs loved to put it to use in abundance. Every other game was suffering from exaggerated HDR effects.

Other than that Oblivion was jaw-dropping gorgeous on the PC with awesome varied landscapes from those snow-covered mountains to the lush forests and grasslands around the Imperial City and the swamps somewhere down south.
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed
6. Re: Forza Horizon 3 Windows 10 Confirmed Jun 14, 2016, 12:43 CJ_Parker
 
Cock, Microsoft. Go suck one.  
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
21. Re: Elder Scrolls VI in Development Jun 14, 2016, 12:31 CJ_Parker
 
You guys are crazy to even bring up 2017. Look at what he says... "very long way off"... "going to take a lot of time"... "many years from now"... "very long term".

Then think about it. They are working on a new "future-proof" engine with probably the same mod capabilities and two other large projects, all with a team of about 100 devs max... Bethesda isn't one of those huge 300+ employees gigs like CD Projekt.

And when he says that they think very long term what he means is future hardware, i.e. console cycles. With the time it takes to build Bethesda's huge open world games, they are ideally going to want to have a solid base as an engine that they can use for a couple of upcoming console cycles.

So, chances are extremely high that TES VI will have a '2' as the third digit in its release year. I'd be fairly surprised if it happens this decade.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
17. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 07:41 CJ_Parker
 
Look, I did not say it's garbage. I admitted it might be fun in short lunch break bursts for some casual run'n'gun action.
But some people have been acting like this is the Second Coming worth full price and it just ain't even close to that IMO. This is the kind of game that should be a free code in a box of Cheerios.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands in March
7. Re: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands in March Jun 14, 2016, 06:05 CJ_Parker
 
This was the only positive surprise of last year's E3. I just hope the single player is good but since they are focusing on coop it will certainly have a season pass and shitty multiplayer grind (that can be bypassed via $$$, of course) spilling over into and ruining the single player *sigh*...  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
37. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Jun 14, 2016, 05:56 CJ_Parker
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 23:02:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 16:01:
Hopefully never. Those incompetent hacks should only be allowed to fuck up their own IP and no longer that of innocent third parties.
Got some pretty shit taste there. Especially since NV is still twice the game FO4 is.

My taste in anything Fallout is non-existent because I don't give a shit about those games at all. Not my cup of tea.

There are enough other poor, buggy, clunky, shitty Obsidian games for me to know about their complete lack of skill. I have had the misfortune of playing some of them and I can still taste the vomit when thinking about it.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
14. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 05:49 CJ_Parker
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 21:04:
Very enjoyable old-school shooter

I don't get the appeal after playing the demo. It was just as disappointing as the lame multiplayer beta.

This is a casual shooting gallery. It's Candy Crush with guns. Nothing more, nothing less.
I don't see what is "old school" about it except the rather shitty graphics.

It doesn't even have reload. Most of my old school shooters had a reload mechanic and they often times had gameplay revolving around the preservation of ammo. Ammo was often times sparse, especially at the higher difficulty levels. You had to either aim and shoot really well or explore a lot to find hidden stashes with additional clips of ammo. That was old school. Not even having reload is casual crap.

The weapons also lack ooomph. Where's the visceral BOOM when you fire the shotgun? Not there. It's tame and lame.

Now add to this stuff like the glory kill QTEs (that's exactly what they are... a QTE) or checkpoint saves instead of a proper F5 save anywhere and you have a casual console port shooting gallery that may be fun in very short bursts on a lunch break but it ain't nuttin' special I'll tell ya that!

$2.99 sale for the GOTY. Maybe. But probably not. Pass. Next.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 for Windows 10
10. Re: Gears of War 4 for Windows 10 Jun 14, 2016, 05:34 CJ_Parker
 
Yeppers. Not a single fuck given here. Besides, a UWP game on my PC? Not gonna happen this lifetime, fellas. Fuck off with your console port garbage, Microsoft.  
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
7. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 18:38 CJ_Parker
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 17:46:
That riff from CJ could apply to Alpha Protocol maybe, but that was some time ago and in 3D. PoE was technically sound.

Yeah. After about a year and a dozen patches.

And yet you still have MAJOR issues in recent versions of the game.

From the 3.02 patch notes (March 2016):

- Fixed an issue where some player's game would reset after completing Part 1.
- Fixed an issue where some players couldn't activate the White Forge or enter Durgan's Battery.
- Fixed an issue with the final Eyeless SI becoming stuck if you selected yourself.
- Fixed an issue where some players would get stuck at the Caed Nua End Slide.
- Fixed multiple issues where some players received black screens on load/transitioning.


^ all pretty much game-breaking bugs

Or one of my all-time favs from the 2.03 patch (which was preceded by at least eight patches so it was a bug introduced way past release):

- Fixed an issue that was causing certain quests to take experience instead of granting it.

^ BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAAA

Yup. They know what they are doing in Obsidian land. I mean just check out the patch notes of all ~13 major patches (I was not joking when I said a "dozen") since release. Literally thousands of issues were fixed and a lot of them are not exactly what you would call minor stuff.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
3. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 17:40 CJ_Parker
 
It's Obsidian. They are simply trying to hide the clunkiness, poor performance, garbage animations (one can see a hilarious "running animation" of the party which looks like it's straight from a Goofy cartoon at 00:15), wonky camera, plain as day bugginess, crashes, and bluescreens from the public eye for as long as humanly possible.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
24. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Jun 13, 2016, 17:34 CJ_Parker
 
Dude, I know you're an Ant but unless you are using some wicked ant tech to translate ant language to human language I'd suggest to maybe, you know, umm... read the fookin' news you are commenting on?

But since I'm generally known as a nice guy and exemplar to society I shall answer your question: YES.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.4
55. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 Jun 13, 2016, 16:25 CJ_Parker
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:51:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 11:51:
Slashman wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 08:20:
... but because its failure could really hurt crowd-funding for all devs going forward because of the fame the project has generated.

To be fair other devs have mightily contributed to crowdfunding fatigue themselves. SC would be the most prominent total failure if it goes boom but many crowdfunding projects and devs including inXile, Obsidian and Larian Studios have overpromised and underdelivered big time in one way or another.

I, for one, am done with crowdfunding. And it's only partially because of my disappointment with CIG. Other prominent gigs have shown a lack of respect towards their loyal supporters, too.

Are you seriously suggesting that Divinity:OS (89% on Steam user reviews), Pillars of Eternity (92% on Steam user reviews) and Wasteland 2 (82% on Steam user reviews) are colossal failures of crowdfunding? Seriously?

You think those are comparable to where SC is heading, having delivered critically acclaimed games with fractions of the budget that SC generated and had generally happy buyers?

Take a step out of the tiny bubble you have sat yourself in and realize that those people delivered decent games that most people liked. That you thought they were sub-par matters not in the slightest. "I don't like combat in Wasteland 2" or "D:OS needed more content" is a friggin' galaxy away from "None of the shit in this game works properly and 4 people are the max for instance stability in this MMO that cost 115+ million to make."

I don't feel like getting into the details since that has been done to death but all of the games you have mentioned have majorly under delivered compared to what was promised. Let us be accurate here. I never said that the games are subpar. I just expressed my disappointment with the dishonesty of the parties involved and not the quality of the product per se.

At least D:OS turned into a great game but that does not "fix" the fact that it's missing a shopping list of promised features or how poorly the absence of those things was communicated to the backers who surely would have deserved a more honest and open approach. Instead Larian tried to cover it all up until backers nagged persistently and they were forced to make some statements.

That is the gist of it. Part of the whole idea of crowdfunding was to eliminate publishers and their disrespect and dishonesty with regard to their customers. I do not see how the developers are different from publishers. You still get the same bullshit of overpromising and underdelivery plus half-assed beta releases (that do get patched until a year or two later... so at least that is slightly better than a publisher game).

Anyway that's why I'm done with crowdfunding. They had their chance. They all fucked it up in one way or another and now I just don't give a crap anymore. And let's face it... PoE and WL2 while "decent" have stayed FAR below fan expectations so if crowdfunding dies entirely it wouldn't be a huge loss.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
22. Re: Prey Announced Jun 13, 2016, 16:01 CJ_Parker
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 13:42:
So....

When is Obsidian going to make another Fallout game?

Hopefully never. Those incompetent hacks should only be allowed to fuck up their own IP and no longer that of innocent third parties.
 
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