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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > Diablo III Necromancer Q&A Wednesday
2. Re: Diablo III Necromancer Q&A Wednesday Apr 30, 2017, 15:20 Flatline
 
Yawn.

Just f*cking release the character. I can't believe they're hyping this for as long as they are.

Blizzard moves in geological time scales.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 11:56 Flatline
 
Zoom wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 04:04:
PS: i only skimmed through a few of her videos, i dont care about the arguments themselves or what she says, i only am interested in the general gamer community reactions.

That's kind of silly though. The substance of her arguments are important to judge the level of reaction right? Having heard her arguments I agree the response is usually way out of proportion, she needs to just be ignored, but generally speaking context matters.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
16. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 11:52 Flatline
 
Slick wrote on Apr 28, 2017, 10:19:
She actually has valid points occasionally

Agreed, but I've never seen an argument from her that I haven't seen dating back to the 90's.

The tropes she complains about are so well known and the criticisms are so well-trod that they're tropes themselves.

Instead of really investigating the reason why these complaints are *so* well known and generally universally accepted in the industry but they persist, she took the slacker way out and just complained about it.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War III Released
5. Re: Dawn of War III Released Apr 27, 2017, 14:27 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 12:57:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 12:55:
Wahhhh. Waaaahhh never changes.
Unlike this series.
Wish they would have updated the original instead of what they did

I know Dawn of War 2 fizzled because it went away from traditional RTS and went super micro-managed but I f*cking *loved* that game. I probably put 300 hours into it and just played it through a couple weeks ago and had a lot of fun. My only complaint was that the Chaos Rising expansion had a weird loot distribution to it.

I think it would have done better if it wasn't a dawn of war title.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 25, 2017, 11:53 Flatline
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 11:06:
You better tighten your seatbelt if you have not watched HBO's 'The Leftovers'.
I give it a netflix thumbs up (way to ruin a useful rating system) In the real world it's a 4 star show.

Enough people loved it that I tried. I found the way it dealt with grief to be silly in a soap opera sort of way and got bored.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
29. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 24, 2017, 14:07 Flatline
 
I just sat in on a briefing with John Deere on their industrial level equipment that has this software.

The funny thing is that they make a big deal of saying "the data belongs to you!"

I had to bite my tongue to say "yeah but the equipment doesn't!"
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 2 Free on GOG.com
4. Re: Saints Row 2 Free on GOG.com Apr 20, 2017, 13:17 Flatline
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Apr 20, 2017, 12:46:
best one in the series, by far

has like 4x the map size of SR3 and SR4, plus its just got way more detail overall

no superhero shit.. just straight up gangsta parody

The superhero stuff of SR4 was fun.

But not as much fun as depreciating property value by spraying feces all over a neighborhood.
 
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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
50. Re: More on the Star Citizen Roadmap Apr 17, 2017, 23:39 Flatline
 
Zor wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 18:15:
See you in the 'verse, nuggets.

Firefly was canceled.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 17, 2017, 18:39 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 17:47:
Where's the outrage from the BLM and white liberals? Oh right, it wasn't a cop shooting a thug this time. A self-professed mass-murderer is still out on the streets and armed because racial profiling is wrong, right?

What a bunch of irrelevant racist bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 14, 2017, 22:11 Flatline
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 15:23:
That's a steam group you likely joined to get some freebie in the game like everyone else did. And like anyone else who is in a steam group that sends out notifications too often for your liking, you are free to leave it at any time. I fail to see what this has to do with the switch version or anything else besides your inability to act sooner when an issue with steam was interrupting your system when it was open.

Possibly. Honestly if I did it was years ago.

But they sent out notifications frequently enough to be annoying. Googling "payday 2 abusing steam notifications" brings up threads that other people complain about too. If I'm getting daily notifications from Payday devs, that's too much. At least for me. And it's not immediately obvious how to turn them off either in Steam.

To be fair, I blame Valve as much as the devs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 14, 2017, 22:05 Flatline
 
descender wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 19:51:
I'm nearly certain what they really meant is that this was a test run for a product with a certain library and there will be a different... better one that replaces it.

And by "better" of course you mean making it harder to sideload ROMs onto it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 13, 2017, 10:25 Flatline
 
Oh goodie I wonder if Switch users are going to get harassed by the payday devs the way you do if you're on Steam?

They abuse the shit out of the notification system in steam. It's always dinging and going off and it'll actually minimize any 3rd party program you have to tell you that the Payday2 devs are wiping their asses or something.

I know (now) that you can leave the community but at this point I don't want anything more to do with their game they've pissed me off so much.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 12, 2017, 13:51 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 00:02:
SirKnight wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 20:23:
Many times people don't know what they want.

After the Kinect fiasco on the 360 (Yes, I know it sold well, but it had little attach rate, and few games were developed/sold for it later), people were pretty damn clear they didn't want Kinect. Microsoft, always knowing better, decided to force Kinect down everyone's throats.

We all know how well that went.

I ended up using my Kinect as a fancy head tracker for Elite and driving games. Worked okay until someone kitbashed a 30 dollar accellerometer that could fit in a tic tac box and I tossed the kludgy Kinect.

One of the things that killed it is that they offloaded the computations from the Kinect to the console.
 
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News Comments > KOTOR Reboot & New BioWare IP Rumors
9. Re: KOTOR Reboot & New BioWare IP Rumor Apr 11, 2017, 12:18 Flatline
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 11:30:
"Destiny-style, takes some elements for the Division, MMO elements, semi-MMO."

How reassuring. LoL.

So basically ME:A with lightsabers.

You know you swung and missed when even Penny Arcade pans your game. I mean, if they buy into an IP, you have to turn out sacks of liquid crap to turn them off.

https://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2017/04/10/comprehensive
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 10, 2017, 10:36 Flatline
 
Are they called hosts?

/Doesn't look like anything to me
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released
12. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Released Apr 8, 2017, 23:05 Flatline
 
Went back and played through the first third of the 360 game.

It is about what I remember. Interesting ideas, but they don't give you enough basic tools to make the skill kills varied and interesting. It ended up getting boring.

Also the profanity and zaniness was kind of. Well no. It was stupid and uneven in tone compared with the story. And I've noticed that they seem to be really minimizing the entire story/campaign experience in their ad campaign.

The core elements are fun. But instead of trick kills they needed to build like... I dunno, a combo system like in a street fighter game.
 
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News Comments > VR Downward Spiral: Prologue
2. Re: VR Downward Spiral: Prologue Mar 31, 2017, 11:35 Flatline
 
Drayth wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 10:05:
Does it take me where I want to go?
Does it give me more than I need to know?

Hah came for the NIN reference, leaving satisfied.

*Falls wanking to the floor*
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 in Full Development; More Witcher Games Likely
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 31, 2017, 11:00 Flatline
 
Task wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 09:56:
Both of those things are good news!

I'm guessing the future Witcher games will be focused on expanding Ciri's adventure. That one witch got away stole her pendant.

Excited to see their take on Cyber Punk.

The moral ambiguity of the Witcher series plays very well into the cyberpunk genre. I'm curious too if they're going to fully embrace the idiosyncrasies of the old Cyberpunk RPG. They dropped a lot of references to the game into the background so I'm kind of hoping for straight up 80's inspired punk rockers trying to take down the system with a gun in one hand and a guitar in the other as a "Thing".

I also hope they call the hardest difficulty "Friday Night Firefight". That was a brutal combat system.
 
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News Comments > Brothers in Arms WW2 Return Planned?
6. Re: Brothers in Arms WW2 Return Planned? Mar 30, 2017, 17:56 Flatline
 
The first BiA game was pretty fun. Good experience.

By the time they drove the series into the ground and salted the earth where it lay, I lost interest.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 25M Copies
27. Re: The Witcher Sells 25M Copies Mar 30, 2017, 15:51 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 11:58:
That's win covered in awesome sauce right there. I just wish they'd do another one. Hell, do a prequel or assemblage of tales. Anyway, really amped to see what they do with Cyberpunk 2077.


Agreed. I want Cyberpunk 2077 more than I can describe.
 
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