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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
32. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 25, 2015, 21:10 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 18:05:
harlock wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 17:36:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 17:19:
Siygess wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 17:09:
Heh, 'This' release of Star Wars Battlefront. I'm sure they will be excited to sell us such content in Battlefront 4.

As for TFA.. well, damn. A solid B- as a sci-fi film but I feel like JJ baked a chocolate cake but forgot to add in any chocolate.. and dealt with it by sprinkling a little on the top and making little jokes about it so it could be sold as a modern twist on the flavour you were expecting. Ironic chocolate cake.

After the opening crawl I felt nothing. Not even Ep 1 - 3 can make that claim!

You cannot embrace the new film. I can respect that. However, I would like to point out that you, like mellis, represent a minority of people who do not like the new film. I, on the other hand, represent the vast MAJORITY of people who do love the new film and look forward to seeing how the story unfolds... including the Anthology films (Rogue One, Han Solo, Boba Fett)

did you know a vast MAJORITY of people made kim kardashian and kanye west into famous people?

Still, critic and user reviews on rotten tomatoes has it at 94% and 91% respectively. You can argue that there are plenty of popular things that are horrible. Which is true, but episode 7 does appear to well received by regular folks, fans and critics alike. Personally I enjoyed it.

As far as critics go they count every review above 6/10 as positive AFAIK so it just means that 94% of critics gave it a score above 6/10. That's hardly surprising. The actual average critics score, by the way, is only 8.2/10 so that's hardly impressive for such a highly anticipated, hyped to hell and back movie.
Metacritic has it at 81% (critics) but the MC user score is only 7.2/10 and the user score at IMDB is 8.7/10 which, again, is not that impressive for the most hyped movie of all time.

Personally I'd have to agree with Siygess. It was a very mediocre and forgettable movie that had its moments for fans of the OT (like me) but I expected a lot more than a cheap and safe rehash.

As for the news here, I'm genuinely surprised that EA is not milking this cow full force. It's outright weird actually. You'd think they'd have Rey, Finn and Kylo lined up for a dirt cheap $49.99 per character or something like that. Odd...
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2015, 18:28 CJ_Parker
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 17:54:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 17:45:
It mostly fucking sucks because after waiting for ages I finally played all of their shitty games that require BW points for their even shittier DLC this year. So this discount is like me becoming quadriplegic and then Salma Hayek offering me a tittyfuck. You know... too fucking late is what it is.

Allow me to step in and point out: you'd probably still try to perform even being mostly paralyzed in that situation, so your analogy fails.

Dude, quadriplegic, dude... there is no "try to perform". Your sausage is limp, you can not thrust your hips back and forth, you can only barely (maybe) crawl on top of her and then... do fuck all except actually fuck anything. It's over, man. The most fucking pathetic "performance" ever. That's why the analogy holds.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2015, 17:45 CJ_Parker
 
It mostly fucking sucks because after waiting for ages I finally played all of their shitty games that require BW points for their even shittier DLC this year. So this discount is like me becoming quadriplegic and then Salma Hayek offering me a tittyfuck. You know... too fucking late is what it is.  
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Progress Report
12. Re: BATTLETECH Progress Report Dec 23, 2015, 14:55 CJ_Parker
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 13:36:
But I loved the Mad Cat. Why is it NOT in the game?

Because I specifically pledged to not have any insane meowing in the game. That's why.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Progress Report
1. Re: BATTLETECH Progress Report Dec 23, 2015, 10:38 CJ_Parker
 

Progress huh?

I like that, bitches!


 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale
34. Re: Steam Winter Sale Dec 22, 2015, 20:24 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 20:18:
oh look, CoD black ops 1 is on sale for %50 off. what a bargain.

zzzzzzzzz

not to mention that G2A and CDkeys prices are generally better than all the "deals" that i'm seeing here...

oh and the fact that it's been proven that Valve pumps the prices up in the weeks/months before the sale. the oooold pump and dump.

Dude, I wish someone would pump brain cells into your hollow skull and dump the garbage! Middlefinger

Valve/Steam does not make the prices. The publishers do. Get a fuckin' clue dammit!
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale
24. Re: Steam Winter Sale Dec 22, 2015, 16:55 CJ_Parker
 
descender wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 14:47:
If you thought you were going to get 2015 games for 80% off, well.........

... then check out the price on Mad Max. It's damn close!
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale
23. Re: Steam Winter Sale Dec 22, 2015, 16:51 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 15:01:
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 14:41:
Yep, I hope y'all are happy, refunds have ruined Steam sales!

A 2 hour trial is shitty policy.

No it is not. The refund system is not for people to play ten hours (enough to finish some games), decide it sucks and get a refund... or just to get a refund because reasons.

The refund system is for people with unsurmountable technical issues with a game, i.e. to return a broken product. Two hours should usually be more than enough time to figure out if a game is broken beyond repair or incompatible with one's hardware.

Don't get me wrong. I think it's awesome that places like Origin have a much more generous refund policy but that does not make Steam's policy shitty. It's OK. Not great, not generous but fair and OK.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale
6. Re: Fallout 4?! Dec 22, 2015, 13:54 CJ_Parker
 
Steam is a piece of shit. Same shit every time there is a holiday sale. This kind of performance is abysmal for a billion dollar corp. Look at Amazon. They can have sales and keep their site usable. WTF are Valve doing except resting on their fat saturated dumb asses?? Goddammit!  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
10. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 22, 2015, 10:06 CJ_Parker
 
Dagnamit wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 09:38:
Shineyguy wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 09:28:
Can't wait for Pascal. I have SLI'd GTX 780s (previously had SLI GTX 470).

I want to get rid of my SLI setup and get monster Pascal. Hopefully GP100/GP110 releases out of the gate, and not GP104/GP114 as the top sku. If that's the case I'm likely waiting until near the end of the year for full GP100/GP110.

They haven't released the full-fat chip first for years now, because the mid-range proved to be so good. They're not changing that structure, because they get to charge a premium to enthusiasts two times in a generation.

The main reason they did not release the fat chip first in recent years was that we had no process shrink for a long time. With 28nm it made a lot of economic sense for nVidia (and AMD) to rip off people by releasing the mid range at high end prices but that will not repeat again.

With the shift to 16nm FinFET+ and an at first immature production node with relatively low yields and high costs, they will not mass-produce mid range stuff from the start and thus effectively throw away a lot of expensive wafers.

Instead they will go back to what they have always done when a new process (shrink) was introduced which is release from the top down.
GP100 will likely go first and be very expensive (low yields, early adopter premium etc.) while they continue optimizing the process for the mid range that will follow a few months later.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Documentary
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity Documentary Dec 22, 2015, 08:21 CJ_Parker
 
Well $.99 to watch them produce buggy garbage is a bit steep...  
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
18. Re: Division Leaked Alpha Footage Dec 21, 2015, 16:14 CJ_Parker
 
djinn wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 16:08:
Fion wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 15:44:
...and having thigh-high walls/sandbags/etc in the middle of a street plainly announcing an upcoming battle utterly rips away my immersion.

This pretty much sums up Mass Effect 2 and 3 for me. Was the first as obvious as it's sequels? It's been too long.

Even more obvious because there was much less detail in the world. They did not even attempt to conceal the barriers in ME1. Generally speaking: The first part has aged extremely bad and there is a VERY noticeable drop in quality between 2 and 1.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 20, 2015, 16:55 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 20, 2015, 16:28:
I actually just found out about the GMG sale but it would be around $12 so either way, great deal!

Yes definitely and the nice thing is that the -20% off voucher works with it, too, so for me in Euroland it checked out at €8.40 .
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 20, 2015, 16:08 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 20, 2015, 15:13:
Picked up Shadow of Morder GOTY for $10 at G2A

No need to go the relatively unsafe G2A route. The game is also available for €10.49 (probably the same in $) on GreenManGaming (they have a winter sale going and a best of 2015 sale).
 
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News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
1. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 13:19 CJ_Parker
 
meh@consolized cover shooter  
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
31. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 19, 2015, 12:31 CJ_Parker
 
NKD wrote on Dec 19, 2015, 05:36:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 20:20:

First, many people are still hoarders and collectors so -no- not everyone will use the used game market. There will still be many people who will buy games to keep them.

I already addressed that. If you're a collector, buy it at release to play it when its new, then sell it, then rebuy later when the "used market" saturates and it becomes nearly free due to good supply and zero demand. The only thing your library would be missing is very recent games.

There is no reason anyone would buy "New" over "Used" when the products are identical but one is significantly cheaper. The only people who buy new would be very impatient people who want to play on launch. By week 2, the used market should be sufficiently stocked for most games to keep everyone in used copies for life.

Well, there are and always will be enough sheeple to fleece. Just look around here where everyone and their dawg is always tripping over themselves to pick up the latest AAA garbage and how everyone MUST have the game five minutes before the other guy to be the cooler kid.

There must still be more than enough new game release day/preorder buyers or the industry would already be in deep shit. Not everyone is a cheapskate and waiting for sales. And not everyone would wait for used game sales, especially if the discount is rather minimal due to the supply and demand thing I mentioned before (small number of used game sellers vs. high demand from buyers = inflated used game prices barely below full price ... at least for popular new releases).
 
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
20. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 18, 2015, 20:20 CJ_Parker
 
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 18:07:
NKD, I will honestly say I've never thought about the reselling of games that way, and I doubt the people who are fighting for it think about it that way either.

I would rather NOT be able to resell my digital content than see the scenario you've put down there, which is EXACTLY what *would* happen.

No it would not happen that way. He has put some decent effort into it but his reasoning is still flawed.

First, many people are still hoarders and collectors so -no- not everyone will use the used game market. There will still be many people who will buy games to keep them.

Secondly, supply and demand. It is impossible that a relatively small number of copies will circulate between millions of people. This would drive or keep the prices up so that many people would just buy new instead of being ripped off by a random n00b.

Thirdly, I don't know about a 30% cut but there would definitely be a way for Valve and the publishers/developers to earn a few % from each used game sale (transaction). They *might* even end up making more money that way than from regular sales because the sheer number of transactions might more than make up for the people you lose to the used market.

Eventually, I believe that the used market can not be much bigger than the market of people waiting for sales or using key sites. It's the cheapskate segment and it will always be limited.
 
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
13. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 18, 2015, 16:51 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:39:
Personally, I would be more happy if steam would stop FUCKING BREAKING MY STREAMING and CONTROLLER

If it ain't working next year I am suing their asses. They sold me a product (Steamlink + Controller) that worked flawlessly when I got it both, and now, a few months later I can't stream shit without lagspikes that they introduced dec 14 (yes, the official non beta update) and I can't use the controllers full feature set thanks to their retarded developers breaking templates in dec 16 and dec 17 (where they claimed to fix it, but they made it FAR worse) beta patch

Whats the fucking point of a streaming solution that you can't use to stream because every patch steam puts out makes it run fucking WORSE. (remember, it worked flawlessly before!)

I am pretty close to throwing this shit away. Not the controller mind you, it's decent wired to a PC, but streaming doesn't work currently, neither does the controller when streaming since you can't assign templates to anything. YAY, just when I have a vacation. If this is broken through to new year I am going mental on their asses. I have a sword, and I know how to find their HQ

You see I could have told you all that beforehand and streaming is retarded anyway so why even bother? You could have saved yourself a lot of trouble if you would simply listen to wise, balanced and intelligent people like me but noooo... you n00b had to go and buy the latest hyped garbage, of course. Well, then... this is what you get for not listening to wise old uncle CJ!

As for our frog munching bros and their revolution for more liberté, égalité et fraternité in the mighty empire of Steam, welp, go get 'em boys! Valve definitely deserves some ass-spanking for their anti-consumer stranglehold bullshit. Bon courage, mon amis!
 
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News Comments > Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs
20. Re: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen Date, Specs Dec 18, 2015, 08:23 CJ_Parker
 
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 07:44:
Glad to see MOST of you are excited. I don't think Cutter or CJ have anything they like at all anymore, so whatever.

Oh I do like the occasional game but not for $60, not for $30 and not even for $20 unless it is really, really, really special.
For normal games and especially console ports like this one I'm not paying more than $9.99 for digital rent - the sweet spot is $4.99.
Give me a DRM-free (disc check max) retail copy or a GOG version so I can actually own the game and I might consider spending more but I'm not renting console ports for outrageous prices. Fuck that.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
59. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 17, 2015, 21:46 CJ_Parker
 
Razumen wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 16:27:
Also, I believe he's said Squadron 42 will be out by 2016, afaik they're being more cautious now about the release date for the persistent universe.

Nope. Just a few weeks back at Gamescom in August Chris Roberts said that the FULL persistent universe will be "working and functioning" by the end of 2016.

So thanks a lot for the opportunity to post my favorite "Lies from Christ Roberts Superstar" video. You can listen to his exact words right here.

Full PU, i.e. 100 star systems, everything. Working and functioning by the end of 2016.

OK, Chris... only 99.5 star systems to go and a few dozen complex gameplay systems. Sure. No problem. You guys have been tripping these past three years. Speedy Gonzales is chicken shit compared to you guys. You'll probably pull this off even if everyone only works half-time from now on. Of course. Go for it.
 
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