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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
65. No subject Aug 21, 2016, 06:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
bigspender wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 05:31:

Elements of reviews are subjective sure. Such as how much you enjoy the game. But there are elements that are completely objective as well, and they tend to be important. Such as quality issues. If a game is crashing for everyone, or the graphics are bad then it doesn't really matter who is doing the review.

Well the latter doesn't appear to be the case in this game. All of the negative reviews I've seen though seem to be from little-well-known reviewers who are whining about the game on the PS4 build. Which kind of tells me that it's a PS4 problem, not a general game problem.

Quboid wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 15:54:

I take it you're just pretending that you haven't repeatedly called people you disagree with sexist?

You mean where I haven't called anyone out as sexist? If you want to try and build that strawman go right a head. That rule doesn't apply to people who kafkatrap though, and I have zero problems turning it right back on them.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
59. No subject Aug 20, 2016, 02:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 15:09:

The business has changed, for the worse, but the nature of reviews - that they have always been subjective - and therefore critic scores (your original point, which Beamer correctly read) have always been effectively useless.

The nature of reviews indeed has always been subjective. I could even point out the nature of how they've gotten worse and moved from subjective to carrying a political/social agenda and reviewers bombing games because they don't fit into their tidy worldview of anyone who doesn't agree is a racist/sexist/etc. But effectively useless? No. If you find a reviewer that shares a similar PoV, chances are it's not useless to you.

If on the other hand you find a reviewer that's whining because there's some cleavage and that offends their sensibilities and they tank it on that. Or they whine that there's too much water and tank it on that, it's useless right from the start.

Cheers.

For anyone who is young though, the great crash of videogame mags in the 90's should be a interesting bit of history. Many of the things you're seeing now with reviewers happened in the past, including the paid shilling, non-paid shilling of a buddy-buddies game, the whining that xyz thing is sexist/racist so don't buy it. And here's the 15 reasons why you shouldn't buy it. This time, much like last time, there's a replacement. In the 90's those mags were pushed out by the fad known as the internet and gaming sites. This time, they're being displaced by youtubers as they continue to push their bullshit. And while new sites pop-up to replace those shitty ones, the marketshare for eyes decreases as people continue to look for new places mainly videos for reviews. Something they can create a podcast for and listen to the drive in the morning or when they're hitting the gym.

Anyway, it seems to me that it's more along the lines of spoilers. Since a lot of people complained about the boss fights, there really aren't any this time around. I suppose we'll see in what? 3 days? I didn't pay for my copy getting it as a gift from my sister, but hell I'm looking forward to it.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
31. No subject Aug 19, 2016, 14:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 13:20:

Wait, you think something changed 10 years ago?
Let me guess: you're late 20s or early 30s?


Helpful hint: what changed wasn't the reviews, it was you. Pretty much everyone hits a point around late teens or early 20s where they realize the flaws of enthusiast media. Yet, for some reason, gamers seem to think there's a difference between video games and other forms of media, in that somehow they think that covering media isn't a very limited thing.

...

Might want to re-read that again and take a deep breath. FYI neither of the above.

Helpful hint: It was the reviews that changed. If you're actually old enough to remember, then you'll remember when the same thing happened in the print publications in the 1990's and the internet was becoming popular. And you'll also remember what happened then is happening now with print publications as youtube(and online reviewers) are cutting into the websites reviews. But if you're still in your 20's then you likely don't. In which case I'll explain in my next reply in about 14 hours when I get up.

Shocking people have preferences? Who knew? And there's that part where you miss how publications have changed over the last 10 years.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
16. No subject Aug 19, 2016, 12:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 11:40:
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Very popular franchise + hype = usually a default MC score of 90+. A score below 90 is a fair warning, a score below 85 means the game is probably hot garbage or mediocre at best. Caveat emptor. You have been warned.

Of course no one wants to hear it. It's Deus Ex so it MUST be good. Hype. Hype. Hype. Hyperventilation. Fap, fap, fap.

Uh seriously? Up next the grande conspiracy theories start and fire can't melt Jensen's steel abs. You of course realize that critic scores are effectively useless and have been for nearly 10 years right? But you're so wrapped up in it that you've just gotta rage.

I'll bet in two weeks that people will be saying it was a great game, with a few things they liked and didn't like.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
9. No subject Aug 19, 2016, 11:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 10:50:
MC average score of 83 for a hyped to death game like this with bought reviews basically means it is a piece of shit.

This has been hyped to death? Really? Really. I think you mean NMS was hyped to death and was a shitty game, especially after it's glowing "preview" reviews.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
21. No subject Aug 19, 2016, 09:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Could just save yourself some time nin and use Open Critic. But most of these game review sites aren't worth the shit they're printed on anymore.

edit: I also noticed that all of the low reviews seem to becoming from one system: PS4. The PC and Xbox one reviews are good-to excellent, but even at that the above average reviews are all consoles.

This comment was edited on Aug 19, 2016, 09:59.
 
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News Comments > City: Skylines: Natural Disasters Announced
8. No subject Aug 19, 2016, 09:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DrEvil wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 13:45:
Not quite, SimCity still has a better and quite frankly, less ugly, UI. I also absolutely loathe the stupid bird ticker thing.

I like Skylines for the most part, but the UI is still pretty infuriating at times and economy planning doesn't seem to work out as well.

SimCity's UI may have a few issues, but at least it is consistent and far more pleasant to look at.

The Simcity team also had 10+ years of making UI's for the game. And there's a mod to kill it, or you could simply turn it off.

But the UI is far better then other games, and overall it buries the 2013ish version of simcity into the ground with it's tiny insignificant cities and shitty design. So you can't plan on giant urban areas, giant industrial areas and so on. Nope you always gotta have a huge residential area no matter what.
 
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News Comments > City: Skylines: Natural Disasters Announced
1. No subject Aug 18, 2016, 12:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The only thing that was missing from the original. Congrats there guys, you've now crushed what was left of simcity.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. No subject Aug 17, 2016, 08:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 19:52:
Ok so my neighbor and I went and saw Suicide Squad today. (He's an awesome special needs kid who loves comic book movies). ....
Love to see a Blu-ray version with the other cut of the film.

Thanks for the micro-review, a buddy of mine and I are planning to go see it tomorrow, at least we won't be disappointed with it.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Remasters Hint
15. No subject Aug 17, 2016, 02:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 00:13:
Honestly the only one that could use a "remaster" is ME1. It was mechanically clunky and from what I recall pretty crashy.

ME has a bug with newer AMD processors that causes characters to black out in one portion of the game as well. But I can't remember a single crash I've ever had with ME1 outside of it being a HUD overlay problem(steam/origin's crap), or the dreaded quick-swap crash bug which was finally fixed in ME3.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. No subject Aug 16, 2016, 11:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Redwood wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 11:13:
Be aware that LED bulbs will fade over time as well. Maybe they eventually go out, but really they primarily just get dimmer. That's no reason at all to stay away, just something to be aware of. If you feel the lights are dimmer in a few years, it's not you losing your mind. Well, at least not for that reason.

Keep an eye on the company you buy them from, some have a warranty against fading for x years. The first and 2nd gen CREE bulbs and the phillips bulbs that I currently have warranty fade for 5 years and lifetime against failure. Also, the whiter the light the less you're going to notice it fading. I know a lot of people like warm light, but I find that the closer to white light you get the better and they're not so aggravating on my migraines. Upside, I've yet to have a LED cause either a headache or migraine like the old CFL's.

Also, if you're in Canada keep an eye out for "Energy Star" rebates. You can buy the bulbs(LED and CFL) for a couple of bucks or even pennies when the rebate periods are on, no mail in junk just take the coupon with you.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads
17. No subject Aug 12, 2016, 03:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 00:45:
Jeez I haven't played the last one yet. Funny I was just looking at it this morning thinking I would start it this weekend.

You can beat the game in around 60-80hrs if you're one of those I've got to hunt for everything, must play pacifist, get all achievements first play through, types of people. 25hrs or so for a normal play through is what you should expect on the first game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. No subject Aug 10, 2016, 11:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Could coverage of video game websites follow??

Nope. Wikipedia can't write about current events without injecting some form of bias and banning/sanctioning everyone that disagrees.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. No subject Aug 10, 2016, 01:12 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BitWraith wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 21:11:
Yeah, blame science education for that one...

I think the dialog between Trever and Floyd in GTAV sums it up a bit better.
Floyd: "You ever play animal, mineral or vegtable?" "I'm nanotechnology!"
Trevor: "You're what?"
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Hotfix
2. No subject Aug 10, 2016, 00:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 15:16:
Firefox fixed? Finally!
Now nvidia just needs to catch up.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft HD Next Month?
20. No subject Aug 5, 2016, 23:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:25:
I wish they would just redo them all in the new engines so you can at least SEE them on modern PCs. I tried to play SC, but man it was too hard on my eyes.

That's because all the games were made for the era when we still had interlacing. It's just a pain in the ass.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. No subject Aug 2, 2016, 11:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Well no biggie for MTV, it's dead now. All it is these days is race baiting and telling people they're privileged if they're white, and why that's very bad.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. No subject Aug 2, 2016, 00:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 16:27:
The Paving Army is neat to watch. They're not covering a damaged layer, they just didn't show the day before when they stripped the top off. We have road crews here that block off a section of road in the morning, strip it, resurface and press it and it's ready to go the next day. I'm not sure how long that paving will last, but it's fast and seems to have held up for a few years so far.

They redo entire sections of the 401 like that and roads that see very heavy truck traffic. The 401 sections? Well the one that they did ~7 years ago is going along strong still. Those areas can see 50k-800k vehicles per day. Same with the road sections near the truck company docks 8k-20k trucks and cars per day. Don't use much concrete on the roads up here in Canada even though it wears better and there's major lime pits and cement plants around here. Though that is changing, they're not putting a sand, then gravel then concrete base layer around 3' thick before putting 18" of asphalt down.
 
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News Comments > More Overwatch Bans
8. No subject Aug 2, 2016, 00:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mordhaus wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 23:11:
Blizzard bans, hilarity ensues.

Reminds me of the chinese farmers that would whine and cry when you mob trained them, caused them to attack elites or threw them off cliffs with MC.

It was always fun to get a GM message simply saying "try to avoid doing that, but we understand farmers using bots ruin the game."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
11. No subject Aug 1, 2016, 02:38 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 01:45:
This can't be done with the chip cards.

Chiped cards can be cloned already, and there's enough problems that MiTM attacks can do everything needed to get all the data. The only thing that they might lack is the card's pin and expiry date. And in some of those cases you don't even need the pin, the exp date is enough.

From a security standpoint of old magstripe vs emv cards. EMV is the better choice since the barrier of entry for skimmers to get into this is much higher. On the other side, another 5 years you're likely going to see them looking at another countermeasure system. That's not even touching that the old magstrip skimmers still work on those new cards because they still encode everything on there as a fallback if the emv system fails.

The real problem with the US implementation vs everywhere else is they dumped pin's and went to digital signatures. Why? Who the fuck knows.
 
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