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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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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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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 5, 2015, 12:04 Flatline
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 5, 2015, 09:59:
Uninstalling the offending system packages with DISM (for making an install image) or Install_WIM_Tweak (For an OS already installed) is the only way to be sure.

Completely eradicate Telemetry Defender One-drive Cortana and other things

Ripley Effect - AKA "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure."

I can totally see a scenario where MS frags your install for not having those modules active.

Actually I can totally see MS fragging your install if you don't receive a periodic update from the telemetry servers. We'll see if they decide to do that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 2, 2015, 19:54 Flatline
 
I was really excited and really playing with the idea of getting a dev kit for Occulus Rift but holy fuckballs this is a long-ass drawn out POS dev cycle.

I have lost all interest in it. In the 3 years I've been waiting for it to come out I've moved on to other stuff.
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
61. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 26, 2015, 11:15 Flatline
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 08:38:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 05:37:
They already haven't. CIG have broken Kickstarter promises left, right and center and, yeah, there will be way more to come when you really sit down and compare the entire pitch/stretch goal list to whatever will be playable one day.
What are these promises that CIG has supposedly broken? I've been following since the original Kickstarter and am not aware of any. Delays don't count, as they were only estimates and it was stated from the beginning that delays were likely. In fact the game has expanded to such a degree that backers are getting substantially more than was originally promised.

Biggest one for me was promising a more WW2-style space sim control scheme and then from the first iteration it was this strange mess that we have now.

That was actually probably my original point of where I started to feel uneasy.

Other than that, yeah LTI and "limited edition" ships. There's a few other relatively minor things. But pitching the basic control scheme as one thing and then going in the totally opposite direction is pretty high on my list.
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
51. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 25, 2015, 17:00 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 13:23:
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 09:04:
I love it when people talk about ELite Dangerous not delivering because one thing they've promised was cut. Nevermind about everything else. Some of you guys need a serious reality check.
Or just quit this whole gaming as a hobby thing because it is clearly not for you. Try bingo or chess or some shit like that.

I tell you I'm going out to get a mushroom, pepper, and sausage pizza, and you give me $10. And I bring back a mushroom and pepper pizza with no sausage, you'd be fine with that? And if you complain, I can tell you I delivered everything else so shut your pizza piehole? And just quit this whole pizza-eating thing because it's not for you? Try a Hot Pocket or Pop Tart or some shit like that?

I wouldn't complain nearly a year later or whenever pizza was mentioned to be honest. That'd just make me an unreasonable prick.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 24, 2015, 04:10 Flatline
 
Looks like Mook Mode from the old Opera mod for Half-Life. Which was a lot of fun but that was like 15 years ago.  
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