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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M?
27. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M? Jan 4, 2016, 14:22 CJ_Parker
If those numbers are true then it is another testament to the sad state of affairs in gaming land. But to everyone who bought this piece of shit: You only have to blame yourselves for what is to come.

Since there are more than enough dumbfucks just begging to be milked, if I were EA, I would crap out a cheap ass casualized BF5 with lots of DLC packs and a $150 all-inclusive premium edition, too. If that's what people ask for then that's what they deserve.

They will most likely also "revisit" Mass Effect Andromeda and other upcoming games for how to make them even more simple for the masses. Who can blame them really? Why put actual effort into developing more complex games or gameplay systems when you can get away with something like SWBF?

So a big round of applause to all the frickin' morons supporting this constant drifting and shifting towards more casual games and shitty business practices. Remember: YOU asked for it. It's not EA's fault to cater to YOUR demands. They will keep up their shitty practices as long as dipshits keep buying their games.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: JC3 second thoughts Jan 4, 2016, 00:10 CJ_Parker
Task wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 23:34:
The priority in FO4 mods are bouncing boobs

would ya care to elaborate wuts wrong wit dat??
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 21:50 CJ_Parker
Jerykk wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 17:31:
As for DRM, DRM in the 90's was pretty awful. Remember when you had to refer to manuals or code wheels in order to answer DRM questions? Or when you had to enter 16 digit cd keys every time you installed a game? At least Steam has numerous benefits (two-click installs, automatic updates, cloud saves, achievements, trading cards, chat, matchmaking, leaderboards, etc). DRM in the 90's had zero benefits to the end user.

And yet there is one big difference. I can take any game from my collection from the 1990s, jump through those hoops and play any time I wish for pretty much all eternity since everything is offline. I own the actual fucking game and I'm not just renting it like through Steam.
Don't give me scratched CDs. I'm a non-smoker and I take care of my stuff. I'm not one of those retards who spills mountain dew and dope all over their media. I own a lot of old games from the 1990s and not a single one has let me down so far. Original CDs last a looong time apparently.

But if Steam, or just your account, goes bust for some stupid reason, well, buh-bye to all those games you once rented. Or another worst case scenario: If the non-critical (and Steam is definitely non-critical even if the fantards will claim otherwise) parts of the internet go tits up for weeks or months because of a massive cyberattack. You might be able to play the games you have installed in offline mode but you won't have a chance to install/download any games from your library.

And that is why I (at least most of the time) refuse to pay more than 9.99 for my rented games. If the companies are not willing to sell me a product that I can actually play 100% of the time but where I depend on the existence of an online connection, the availability of the provider's servers, the actual continued existence of the provider itself and the goodwill of the staff of the provider, well, then I'm going to make some deductions from that full price. Simple as that.

Gimme a digital delivery like GOG, i.e. DRM-free where it lets me download and backup the installer for all eternity and we might be talking full price purchases again but until then I will continue to be a cheapskate because Steam and others are also cheapskates when it comes to respecting my consumer rights. Fuck'em all.
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 10:28 CJ_Parker
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 08:15:
Also please remember you guys are the exact same people who lose your goddamn MINDS if a game isn't perfect the day it comes out alongside its console brother (Arkham Knight), but cry cry CRY if a game is delayed to avoid that situation (Rise of the Tomb Raider). I'm looking directly at you, CJ_Parker. It's like you're doing everything you can to get devs to say "fuck it, I'm done being hated for everything I do".

Dude, I'm looking directly back at ya and calling bullshit . First, Shittysoft did not delay RotTR for quality reasons but only because of their shady backroom exclusivity asshole deal with Squeenix in a vain hope that gamers might buy a Shitbox over the holidays just for TR.
Secondly, I am definitely not in the camp of people crying over delays if they are indeed about quality assurance. I have an insane backlog and always have some other shit to play. I embrace delays as an opportunity to catch up just a little more.
And thirdly I'm usually not a release day purchaser at all. I might have made an exception for RotTR because I'm a huge day 1 fan of (almost... let's pretend AoD never happened) the entire franchise.

But, generally, for 99.9% of the garbage that is released these days I'm waiting for discounts. My sweet spot is a price <= 9.99. I'm not paying more for digital rent and DRM shenanigans and I don't care whether it's called Steam, Origin, uPlay or Give me a DRM-free (CD/DVD check would be fine) retail copy or a DRM-free GOG copy and I might consider a full price purchase but fuck this tied-to-account DRM games-4-rent bullshit.
If the deep discount era is over, fine, I'll just wait longer until the price arrives in my comfort zone. I'm not some hipster kid who always needs to play the latest release to be "in the know". It's all the same garbage anyway. The AAA formula is cookie cutter crapola.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Despite Microsoft's increasingly aggressive tactics, Windows 10's growth continues to slow. Jan 2, 2016, 13:10 CJ_Parker
This should read "because" and not "despite". I mostly have not upgraded my desktops yet because I'm too lazy to clean install (why "upgrade" something that works perfectly?) and have had a less than smooth experience with upgrading (= downgrade in practice) my laptop from Win 7 to Win 10.
The retarded Win 10 spam from Shittysoft is making it very easy to just stick with Win 7. It is giving me this nice, warm, fuzzy feeling inside like I'm flipping them the birdie 24/7. Them obnoxious fucks.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 31, 2015, 11:33 CJ_Parker
LOL@200m dipshitz  
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News Comments > Descent Royalty Dispute
3. Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 30, 2015, 11:56 CJ_Parker
How's that Fallout MMO coming along, Herve??


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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2015, 06:00 CJ_Parker
You'd have to pay me to watch that garbage.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
10. Re: Sunday Interviews Dec 28, 2015, 09:34 CJ_Parker
Yup. They need to make up their mind. Do F2P and have all that DLC hell and microtransaction bullshit or do B2P and only update the game via free patches/DLC or substantial retail expansions.
But what do you expect from a company that tried the D3 RMAH or charges people actual money for watching their Blizzcon advertising event online.

That one specifically is the craziest shit ever in my book... people paying to watch an advertising event... goddammit, how fucking bold and greedy do you have to be to come up with this shit and how fucking mouthbreathing braindead retarded do you have to be to actually pay for the stream???

Anyway, if you have "fans" like that then you might as well try to gouge the suckers and sell a F2P game for $60 just because you can. I'd do the same if I were Blizzard. Farm the tards as long as you can. Fair game.
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
27. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 28, 2015, 09:25 CJ_Parker
Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 05:43:
InBlack wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 02:47:
I could never really get into Tomb Raider. Not really sure what the attraction was, besides a pixelated fake chick, with huge 3d boobs. Maybe it would have been somewhat exciting when I was 14 or something, but then again I was never really a fan of 3rd person action games anyway.

The appeal of the series has always been its combination of platforming and puzzle-solving. Exploring ancient tombs, reaching places nobody's been in hundreds of years, pulling off crazy acrobatics to avoid lethal traps, etc. If you don't like puzzles or platforming, then that would explain the lack of interest. Of course, the last two games have focused more on combat than puzzle-solving or platforming so you might find them more appealing.

^ this

The b00bs were a nice bonus but the Tomb Raider games could have been Indiana Jones games and still would have been really good (well, most of them anyway). Treasure hunting in exotic locations has its appeal and the games were always state of the art in the technical department. It was simply a lot of fun to explore the levels and to figure out the puzzles (some of them were pretty hard in the older games).

The 2013 TR was light on puzzles but it had excellent level design so it was still a lot of fun to explore the locations. I also thought the narrative was decent in spite of some apparent discord between scared girl and mass killer chick. No need to overthink it. It's just supposed to show her conflict and how she learns to kill out of a necessity to survive. She kills a lot but she does not like it. That is all they were trying to convey in the cutscenes.
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
8. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 27, 2015, 14:41 CJ_Parker
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 14:21:
I don't see you fuming about Mario Kart 8 or The Last Of Us not coming to PC.

Big difference. Sony is not the Windows-PC platform holder. They can do on the PS4 (and the PC) whatever they wish. They have absolutely no obligation -moral or otherwise- to bring PS games to the PC.

But MS do, at least when it comes to established crossplatform franchises (I conceded it'd be fine if they did their own exclusive Shitbox franchise). As the platform holder they should use their market power IN FAVOR and NOT AGAINST PC gamers.

Instead they choose to backstab PC gamers again and again. They release one or a couple of games in a franchise on PC and then the rest exclusively on consoles to "entice" PC gamers to make the switch (e.g. GoW, Fable, Halo).
Or they make shady backroom exclusivity deals like this one here with Tomb Raider. Fuck that and fuck them.

The last 2013 Tomb Raider was one of the very few games I preordered and actually paid full price for in the last five years. This new one will be a freebie thanks exclusively to Microsoft's shitty PC policies.

Did you pirate GTAV for not coming to PC for TWO YEARS?

Not yet because I do not really care too much about human roadkill simulators but I might... or wait for the $4.99 sale in a couple years.
That was definitely another abysmal treatment of PC gamers but at least the platform holder had nothing to do with it.
Again: Big difference. This was a decision solely made by those assholes at Take2/Fuckstar and not Mickeysoft.
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
4. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 27, 2015, 13:55 CJ_Parker
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 13:24:
How is it bullshit that they want exclusives for their console?

And this was a pretty short exclusivity period (well, except for PS4, but whatever).

This just sounds like you looking for ANY excuse to pirate it instead of paying.

I enjoyed the first one, but I'm still not gonna pony up $60. Although at $30, I'll likely get it. I'd rather get it for PC, especially since I now have one of these spiffy g-sync monitors.

Wrong. The occasions I pirate a game you can count on one hand over the last decade. I pirated some of the Wolfensteins because I can not legally obtain and activate an uncut copy in my country ever since the invention of the region lock bullshit on Steam.
I also pirated a couple of the Call of Doodies which suffered from the same region lock asshole bullshit (like MW2 with the controversial airport scene).
And that's it. That's all the games I pirated in the last 15 years or so.

As for "How is it bullshit that they want exclusives for their console?". That was a joke question, right?
Microsoft, out of all publishers, and being the platform holders of both Xbox and Windows-PC, should be the first ones in line to be actively working towards consumer choice.
They should be taking care of each game getting released simultaneously worldwide in the best possible version on Xbox and on Windows-PC and let the consumer decide which version to buy. What a concept!

You know... like no cut features from the PC version, no stripped down visuals, no exclusivity bullshit, nothing. But that is exactly what those fuckers at MS are doing. They are actively sabotaging, not helping PC releases.
They are undermining PC gaming every chance they get in order to influence and gear consumer choice towards their retarded Shitbox console.

I would be way more understanding if they created an all new franchise exclusively for Xbox. Fine. Go ahead, MS. But to hijack Tomb Raider like this is a new all-time low in terms of disrespect towards PC gamers. And that is why I'm gonna pirate this game with a huge grin on my face while pointing my stretched out middle finger in the general direction of Redmond, WA.
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month
1. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Month Dec 27, 2015, 12:51 CJ_Parker
Good. I'll pirate this fucker out of spite for Microsoft and the bullshit exclusivity. Bring it on.  
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
36. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Dec 26, 2015, 20:50 CJ_Parker
Well, if anyone is interested in some pretty interesting (and kind of worrying for those who are hoping for the full fledged PU to ever happen) info on the current server issues then check out this video where CIG's Sean Tracy (formerly Crytek and the maker of the Mechwarrior Living Legends mod) talks about the challenges they are facing. This is a guy who knows the CryEngine in and out and he admits it is problematic on the server side.

When you put 1 + 1 then you will know why Star Marine is still nowhere to be seen. The instancing system is simply way too slow with its updates (among other issues which are animation related).
By the way, the whole Sean Tracy segment is pretty interesting so if you have the time then make sure to rewind and watch it all.
For example, he also confirms what I've been saying for a long time which is that releasing those modules for marketing purposes is actually detrimental to development and holding it back because they need to support their live builds while at the same time continuing the actual development of the game.
Working on the live builds requires them to work on systems that are already obsolete so some of it is totally a waste of time.

Anyway, as you can tell from Sean Tracy's little speech, at under 10% of the features in the game they are massively struggling with the server side of things already. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
I'm very glad I'm mostly in it for Squadron 42 because there is no doubt that they can and will pull off a somewhat decent single player space game but the PU (at least as advertised) is pretty much fucked as far as I can see (and as many of us have predicted from the start when the feature list and scope just kept exploding).

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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
22. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Dec 26, 2015, 11:58 CJ_Parker
El Pit wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 11:44:
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 10:49:
Kosumo wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 01:15:
His live stream video of him playing the game a few days ago says it all.

Wow, was that painful.

I watched this and... BWAHAHAHAHA! This is hilarious!

What's even more hilarious is the excuses that the fanboi cultist white knight apologists came up with for Christ Roberts' "performance" like saying that Christ has been playing much more advanced, near finished internal builds of Star Citizen and that he just had a hard time to figure out this ancient alpha build that they released to the unwashed massed.
I mean how do you even come up with something like this unless you have been totally brainwashed from A to Z? Jesus H Christ. There are some poor sucker souls among this weird cult.
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
2. Re: Steam Issues Fixed Dec 26, 2015, 11:51 CJ_Parker
What a bunch of incompetent shitcocks. I had massive login issues, then Steam changed the language every two minutes and ignored trying to reset it to English, it was completely fucked up for several hours yesterday.

This is something that plain should not happen if there were professionals at work behind the Steam curtains. This incidence reaffirms my notion that Valve is a bunch of amateurs held together by a fat blob in the center called Gabe.

If I could I'd take my 300+ games elsewhere instantly. Fuck those amateur clowns.
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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
53. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 26, 2015, 11:41 CJ_Parker
El Pit wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 10:18:
Watch out, more spoilers ahead!
KilrathiAce, I think Rey knows how to use the force because she has been a padawan at Luke's new Jedi academy that was attacked and destroyed by Ben Solo-Organa aka Kylo Ren. That's my interpretation based on Rey's vision when she touches the magic light sword. I guess she survived the attack and when Luke shut down the academy (and the jedi) after the attack, she was brought to Jakku, and either the trauma/the shock of the attack made her forget everything or a jedi mind trick helped her to forget about it. It's just a guess, though, because I think JJA and Larry Kasdan wanted to spare that part of Rey's story for the sequels.

Spot on... and we will also learn that she is Ben's twin sister. I can already see it in episode VIII. Ben/Kylo has her on the edge of some scaffolding with her arm chopped off and then... "No. I am your brother!".


Maybe Disney wants us to buy the accompanying books and comics to learn about those 30+ years?

Yes... or one of those other spin-off movies that are supposed to come out in between the new episodes here and there.
It would also be a good era to cover with games but the last time they had such an opportunity (to cover the space between eps III and IV) they crapped out the TFU games so I'm not exactly hopeful in that regard. The lack of good story-driven Star Wars games is actually kinda appalling if you consider the theoretically rich lore and background.
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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
35. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 25, 2015, 23:16 CJ_Parker
Rossafur wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 21:16:
Kylo Ren... should not have been unmasked (literally and... emotionally?) that early. Now they have to do some SERIOUS work on his character to get anyone to fear/respect him as a real villain in the future.

Nah. He's done. Even w/o the unmasking he was done for me when he threw those silly temper tantrums and smashed stuff to pieces in anger. How utterly silly was that?

The unmasking was done for the teenage girlie fans. "OMG he's so handsome and yet so evil, how can it be?".

The mask is retarded anyway. Vader actually needed it for life support. Kylo wears it... why? To look more evil? It's dumb and silly. Maul, Palpatine, Dooku. None of them wore a dumb unnecessary mask.

It is also already obvious that Rey will eventually turn him back to the light side either because they will discover that they are twins (an element just waiting to be rehashed as well from the prequels) or because they will fall in love with each other.

I'm betting on the twin thing. Luke trained them both from an early age, then something bad happened like maybe one of Kylo's/Ben's tantrums where maybe he force-choked her to near death, which wiped her memory and made Han and Leia believe their daughter was dead.

Now that Rey has found Luke they will take on the 1st order. Kylo will kill Luke at some point and then in the final movie Rey will show him the light like Luke did with Vader and it will either kill Kylo or they will live happily ever after.

/Nostradamus out (but it's not that hard to predict if the lame-ass rehashing of themes continues as in TFA)
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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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