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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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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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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 25M Copies
26. Re: The Witcher Sells 25M Copies Mar 30, 2017, 15:49 Flatline
 
Prez wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 14:38:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 13:04:
Prez wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 10:51:
Definitely well deserved. I will say I was disappointed with the Witcher 2 - the story was weak and the boss battles were frickin' frustrating - but I loved the first and third. The Witcher 3 is the best RPG I've ever played.

Letho of Gulet is still one of my favorite characters of all time. Which is why I think Witcher 2 was amazing.

Oh definitely. The characters were all incredibly interesting, particularly Letho.I let him live at the end because I totally empathized with his cause. The story in 2 was what disappointed me, or maybe the way it was told.

I killed him because he got me into enough trouble to fill a swimming pool.

I did sit down, have a drink with him, and commiserate with him for a while though before we came to hostilities. That fight was more of a "you got this coming" than an "I'm going to enjoy this" moment. And really, he seemed to agree.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 25M Copies
25. Re: The Witcher Sells 25M Copies Mar 30, 2017, 15:47 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 13:26:
Prez wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 11:30:
I've wanted to read the Witcher stories for some time but haven't done it yet. Are the English translation books hard to find?

They're all available on the Kindle store. The last one just came out, too.

Warning, Witcher 3's writing is substantially better than the books'. (Andrez Sawpkwosisksji is exploding somewhere right now.) Geralt is kind of a whiny bitch in books 4, 5 and 6, and overall not much even HAPPENS in books 4, 5 and 6. So far, I've been somewhat disappointed in them, but that's due to the game being so freaking awesome.

Agreed. The writing, especially by the time of Witcher 3, is really good.

If you're coy about jumping in, at least read The Last Wish. It's an anthology of short stories, including one that has it's finality in Witcher 3 (specifically, The Last Wish. It fleshes out Yennifer's relationship with Geralt enough to make more sense why they have this weird edge to them).

It is an interesting twist on old classic fairy tales. First book is easily worth recommending.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
30. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 27, 2017, 12:30 Flatline
 
Verno wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 10:56:
Mordhaus wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 16:56:
The Blizzard I remember wouldn't re-release a game, they had standards.

Blizzard has a long history of packing up their games and re-releasing them, this is just the first remaster and there is no issue with them doing so. Work went into this, they didn't just apply a filter and call it a day.

Frankly seeing posts like yours reminds me what an ungrateful bunch gamers can be. Blizzard provides absolutely stellar support for their products and should be praised as an industry leader in this regard. I guess it's ok to just hate on Blizzard because Diablo 3 wasn't everyones favorite cup of tea though.

Eh... Blizzard seems to have trouble coming out with new IP and new concepts. They have this core of Starcraft/Diablo/Warcraft and they kind of have tossed all the intellectual concepts into a blender and hit puree for the last 15 years or so.

Overwatch is moderately original for Blizzard, but doesn't really cover any new intellectual or gameplay ground. It's still basically Team Fortress. And if you scratch the surface, you still find paladin auras and shit from the 90's in it.

I just don't get excited by Blizzard products any more. And that makes me sad more than angry.

Still, kudos to them for updating Starcraft to run on modern systems and releasing the original version for free. And kudos to them for making both versions cooperate with each other. That's pretty cool.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
12. Re: Use WoW Gold for Other Blizzard Games Mar 26, 2017, 17:26 Flatline
 
JeffD wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 17:21:
odd... its still 2d? .... why? its like star craft 2 but shit animation.

Because it's a reskin of the original and not a totally new game?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 25, 2017, 20:05 Flatline
 
If this is anything like how Amazon is working with CA this is only on amazon products. If you do a "Shipped from Amazon" 3rd party purchase, you still don't pay tax at the time of purchase.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 24, 2017, 14:02 Flatline
 
yonder wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 13:54:
Short version: It's more complicated and takes more time/effort. Please ignore ME1 and ME2 as examples of what happens when you put forth the effort as we were under different management then. Thank you.

Almost. He said it looks like they dialed back the procedural generation for C (and possibly B) tier animations because they probably expected to hand-tune it and ran out of time. ME1 & ME2 used a more robust procedural generation technique because they acknowledged that they didn't have time to hand-polish every scene.
 
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