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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
23. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 12, 2015, 00:07 Flatline
 
Parias wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 00:00:
Flatline wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 23:55:
While I need to install this and give it a go to see how it plays, and can't tell if it's fun or not yet, I did say I'd stand corrected and admit I was wrong if they pulled off the tech, and it looks like they're pulling off the tech.

So yes, mea culpa, I was mistaken about many of the things I said.

No, you're doing it wrong! You're supposed to rant endlessly about how this game is IMPOSSIBLE and a SCAM and will NEVER EVER get made, and RANDOMLY CAPITALIZE key words to DRIVE your points home!

I always said I'd rather it work than be right about my pessimism. I'm not 100% on board, but it's promising to finally have a big grip of actual gameplay to demo and get your hands on instead of the lackluster Arena Commander that's been around for so long.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
20. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 11, 2015, 23:55 Flatline
 
While I need to install this and give it a go to see how it plays, and can't tell if it's fun or not yet, I did say I'd stand corrected and admit I was wrong if they pulled off the tech, and it looks like they're pulling off the tech.

So yes, mea culpa, I was mistaken about many of the things I said.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 10, 2015, 14:51 Flatline
 
Wait a minute. If Sarkeesian is constantly being harassed, it's kind of counter-intuitive for her to put out a "how not to be harassed" guide right?

That's like the dude who has been struck by lightning the most times in history publishing "how not to be struck by lightning" unironically.
 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Released
11. Re: DiRT Rally Released Dec 8, 2015, 11:22 Flatline
 
Aero wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 23:54:
You can definitely be competitive with a gamepad in racing sims (not sure about a joystick because you'll want separate analog brake and throttle inputs, but I know it's a done thing). It's better to think of a wheel as an immersion thing than a competitive advantage. It's a bigger advantage when the FFB is done really well, but Codemasters has always been pretty mediocre in that department.

The wheel market got kind of crazy lately with the release of the new consoles. All the entry level prices skyrocketed without any real improvement in the hardware. Used to be you could just buy a Logitech DFP or DFGT for $50 to $100 and that'd be a good starter wheel. I paid $250 for my G27 and now Logitech is asking $400 for what is essentially the same wheel but with a few more buttons and you have to pay an extra $60 for the H-gate shifter. If you don't mind spending a bit, I'd look into Thrustmaster or even Fanatec (though Fanatec doesn't have the best reputation for durability). Probably in truth the Logitech isn't a bad choice--their stuff has always had reliability and decent enough performance, but once you're up in that price range anyways, you're probably better off throwing another couple hundred bucks at it and getting better stuff. Ugh, I just went looking for a reasonably priced mid-range setup and kept ending up in the $700 range.

I do know that the Mad Catz and other bargain brand wheels are crap, so we're left with the problem that there isn't a decent entry level wheel. Maybe the Thrustmaster T150 is okay, but it still costs $200.

Um... I guess I went off on a bit of a tangent, but I find this all pretty shocking.


I picked up a G27 specifically for this game. Though I'm playing Euro Truck Simulator now and that's pretty fun. I think you can still find the G27 for 200-250. The new one that doesn't include the H shifter is BS though.
 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Released
3. Re: DiRT Rally Released Dec 7, 2015, 19:00 Flatline
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 18:50:
So this is a proper rally game? Actual dirt tracks, not weird X games and obnoxious characters? I really didn't think Dirt would ever deliver.

Joystick or 360 pad? I don't know which is better for driving.

Yeah no gymkhana. I believe all real-world tracks, no x-games BS, not even any voice-overs aside from your co-pilot.

It needed a little more TLC when I played it a month or so ago last, but it's a pretty fun game. My main complaints are that the levels are on the short side and that there's not a lot of track content (though now they're up to what, a 3-part hill climb, 4 or 5 courses with 4 stages that can be reversed each course, and a couple of rally cross racing tracks).

Driving wheel is probably where it's at for this game. You need some analog support.
 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Released
2. Re: DiRT Rally Released Dec 7, 2015, 18:57 Flatline
 
How cool there was question if they'd introduce a new rally course.

I got this on a recommendation on this board and I'm really glad because it's a blast (I suck at it, but it's a blast).

Hopefully this is more popular than they were suspecting it would be and ends up in generating more content. They were saying no DLC and no real plans for additional content.
 
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News Comments > Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced
5. Re: Batman: A Telltale Games Series Announced Dec 4, 2015, 11:35 Flatline
 
Bundy wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 09:44:
After how disappointing Game of Thrones was, there's no chance I'll get this one.

Game of Thrones didn't feel like a good fit for the Telltale formula. Borderlands even less so.

But Batman? Yeah I can see that. That actually sounds pretty tasty.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2015, 14:45 Flatline
 
KS wrote on Dec 1, 2015, 14:36:
The mistake was turning Khan from a charismatic leader to an autistic serial killer assassin.

Well, after the much bigger mistake of using him at all. Lens flares and shiny flashey things for the younger generation, and nostalgia romps for aging Trek fans in their prime earning years.

Yeah the problem was "going there" to begin with. It basically reads like bad fanfic, and ignores that at this point in time it's Space Seed that you should be paying homage to, not 20-years-later Wrath of Khan.

Then the writer of the script basically totally lost what TWOK was about, then decided to basically break the 4th wall by building up Khan's big "reveal", which obviously means nothing to Kirk because they haven't met yet.

Also, the idea that Khan's blood is somehow a super cure-all that even basically cures death sort of changes the entire Star Trek universe right? I mean, a scalpel to damage his spinal column and then you hook him onto life support and drain that motherf*cker and use his blood to cure billions. Even the vulcans would be all "the needs of the many etc..."

It was just... a painful movie all over.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues
9. Re: Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues Dec 1, 2015, 12:09 Flatline
 
Shok wrote on Dec 1, 2015, 11:15:
Reading the performance guide on the GEFORCE site about all the water related tech really made me miss the silent hunter sims. They need to make a new one with this tech.

As for my experience with JC3,my G3258 is really showing its limitations but it was playable last night. I just ordered a new i7-4790 though

Sadly Silent Hunter is dead I think. SH5 was a joke and then they tried to make it an arcade online-only title and everyone laughed.

It's too niche of a product I guess.

But I know what you mean. I still play SH4 with the TMO mod. That mod with that game has delivered some amazing game moments, like the time I intercepted a heavily escorted enemy passenger ship doing max speed in the middle of basically a typhoon, radioed it in to the HQ, and got back "High ranking enemy officers on board. Once in a lifetime chance. Good luck!" which led to a 3 hour (real time) running fight in squall weather, at night, trying to sink the passenger ship while dodging the escorts. That was an incredible experience.
 
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News Comments > Codemasters Closes Malta Studio
7. Re: Codemasters Closes Malta Studio Nov 25, 2015, 16:07 Flatline
 
I'm okay with Codemasters focusing on racing games. Dirt Rally is really a blast to play.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Nov 24, 2015, 12:27 Flatline
 
This was a surprisingly solid shooter. I kind of wish they had gone Left 4 Dead with it and allowed that kind of co-op experience. I kind of wish they had made a sequel. I could of played more of that.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 13:30 Flatline
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 05:17:
Sometimes i wonder ... what do people on BluesNews NOT hate? Not that i have a special love for Kotaku, but blacklisting a media outlet is NOT a good thing. There is nothing to cheer about.

I'm trying to figure out how it's a bad thing. I thought it was more or less universally reviled that gaming press sites are basically sucking off devs and publishers for "inside access".

The only reason why I'm feeling schadenfreude right now is because Kotaku is acting like it's this pillar of journalistic integrity when it's really one of the sleaziest, scummiest, worst examples of internet press you can point to.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 13:25 Flatline
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 04:29:
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 00:05:

Someone needs to put them on prozac quick. Sounds like they're feeling suicidal.

Considering the amount of bad blood that kotaku has generated? It's sure not the dev's that have anything to worry about. Boogie going after kotaku All that's needed now is TB.

I meant Kotaku must have been feeling suicidal to publish that whiny article.

I know what happened. They said themselves that they were going after Ubi & Bethesda hard to try to "repair" things. I'm sure at some point they said "If you don't start working with us again we're going to publish a big expose that you're blacklisting us."

And of course Ubi & Beth was probably like "LOL Whatever keep ignoring them" and Kotaku made good on their threat. Either that or they hate having good relations with publishers and really wanted to burn bridges.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 00:05 Flatline
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 20, 2015, 21:40:
edit: Looks like developers from all over the place are coming out and saying "lulz, too bad for you kotaku." Couldn't happen to a nicer group of assholes.

So far, developers from WoW, R*, Ubisoft, are blasting them. Former devs from Irrational, WoW and Bioware are as well.

Someone needs to put them on prozac quick. Sounds like they're feeling suicidal.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 20, 2015, 17:41 Flatline
 
nin wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 20:05:
Bubicus wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 19:54:
What an unfortunate name for the product. I long ago vowed to never purchase anything named Starforce.

I did do a double take there...


What an unfortunate price point.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Released
17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 11:49 Flatline
 
pagb wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 11:44:
So much hate comments in every article here... You know hate leads to suffering, and then the Dark Side, right?

I don't think EA is hiring right now.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Nov 13, 2015, 23:26 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 13, 2015, 19:53:
And much like a condom, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Okay I'll bite. Condoms ownership doesn't increase the likelyhood of pregnancy by 450%.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Nov 13, 2015, 23:24 Flatline
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 13, 2015, 22:41:
How about we save the politics and bullshit for another day, and worry about the people who were injured, and the family/loved ones of those who have died first.


Fucking CNN: "There is no credible or specific threat in the United States" NO FUCKING SHIT, a Heavy Metal Concert in PARIS was attacked. A soccer/football game was attacked, why the fuck would it have anything to do with us?!?

A highly coordinated attack that occurred in 7 different places?

I could see there being some concern that if they could hit 7 places in the same night, they could hit NYC or London or Berlin.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
26. Re: Game Reviews Nov 9, 2015, 14:19 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 13:39:
And he ends with : or they can take the best stuff of Fallout and Skyrim's pedigree and slap even better plot and acting into it (Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dragon Age: Inquisition).

Well, there ya go. Dragon Age Inquisition is the height all games should aspire to.

To play Devil's Advocate for a moment, Inquisition had some great companion "missions" that were written pretty well. Same with ME3. For some reason the main writing team is weak and the side stories are wonderful.

Stopping for an evening and playing cards and drinking with your team in Inquisition was one of the high points of the game ironically. It was one of the more fun points of Witcher 3 (stopping and having a snowball fight with Ciri was great. Even if the snowball fight mechanics still sucked.)

So yeah, I wouldn't mind some of the story building from Inquisition. Just... not the main story.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launch Schedule
11. Re: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Launch Schedule Nov 6, 2015, 17:50 Flatline
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2015, 12:02:

If you'd ask me what an actual good RTS is, I'd still say world in conflict.

Oh yeah World in Conflict was pretty good.

At it's time Company of Heroes was pretty badass too. De-emphasis on base building was a smart move. I had some pretty sweaty moments playing through that game and some of it's expansions.

SC2 was boring to me too. It was highly polished but I never actually ended up having *fun* playing it. Contrast that to say Red Alert 2 and I can still go back and play the shit out of that today.
 
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