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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 27, 2015, 21:54 JohnBirshire
 
NicklePop wrote on Sep 27, 2015, 21:12:
Elite is fantastic.

I watched people play it on Twitch several times when I was thinking about buying it, and it seemed incredibly boring and monontous. They were all just repeating the same tasks over and over. Didn't see any compelling reason to buy it.

You guys need to look at the prices before you make comments about games "falling down the list". Several of those games wouldn't have even been on it without significant discounts.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia Free on Steam
5. Yeah.... Sep 15, 2015, 17:53 JohnBirshire
 
Nope.

Not going near that one.
 
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News Comments > Shadowhand Announced
10. Re: Shadowhand Announced Sep 15, 2015, 00:19 JohnBirshire
 
Hopefully it goes on Early Access sale, we need more of that too.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Footage
2. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Footage Sep 13, 2015, 12:04 JohnBirshire
 
Ahh crap, do I have to play this game in 3rd person in order not to be at a disadvantage?

My desire to play this just plummetted.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piņatas
14. Re: GOG.com Indie Piņatas Sep 13, 2015, 01:28 JohnBirshire
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 17:43:
I've never seen Napoleon Dynamite - and have no desire to either.
Why? It's actually a pretty good movie and largely original. Not something you can say much nowadays.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piņatas
4. Doh, ended up with games I already owned! Sep 12, 2015, 14:16 JohnBirshire
 
I bought 3 Pinatas...and ended up with 3 games I already owned on Steam.

Well, crap. That backfired.


Edit: Although, for the record, I got $30 worth of games for $9. So that's something at least.
 
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News Comments > New GTA Online Mode Next Week
7. Re: New GTA Online Mode Next Week Sep 10, 2015, 20:49 JohnBirshire
 
harlock wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 17:39:
this is what it shoulda been from the beginning... the lobbies and all that shit are ridiculous

I agree. I couldn't wait to do freemode, then loaded it up for the first time just to find out it was a glorified chatroom.
 
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News Comments > Gilbert to Disney on Monkey Island Rights: "Call Me"
8. Publicity stunt... Sep 4, 2015, 12:08 JohnBirshire
 
He knows damn well he has 0 chance of every acquiring the IP from Disney.  
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Free Weekend
2. Re: Killing Floor 2 Free Weekend Sep 4, 2015, 10:56 JohnBirshire
 
Why do they end free weekends at 1 pm on a Sunday?! Asinine. That is a huge chunk of weekend playing time being missed out on. Should call it "3/4 of a free weekend".  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October Aug 30, 2015, 01:26 JohnBirshire
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 21:42:

So you bought the expansion.... But don't want it?

I didn't think it made any sense to buy the core game only, when they were offering it for free if I bought the expansion. I didn't want to have to turn around and buy the expansion a month after I just bought the core game if I liked it enough to keep playing.

But then they make the core game free to play a day later, defeating the point. If I end up not liking the game, I just threw $50 away. I'll send support a message asking for a refund, see what they say, and stick to the core game for now. If they refuse, I'll reverse the payment, telling my card carrier that they started giving it away for free a day later.

If you buy an item in a store, then it goes on sale the next day, you can return it and get the sale price. They should have offered something similar here, but didn't.

 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Heart of Thorns in October Aug 29, 2015, 21:08 JohnBirshire
 
Bah!!!

This pisses me off. I paid $50 to preorder so I can start playing the base game, and then 24 hours later I read that it is going FTP. I am half tempted to call my CC and reverse the transaction.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Open Beta
4. Better than I expected... Aug 29, 2015, 15:28 JohnBirshire
 
I randomly play CoD games, as some are worth buying, some are worth skipping.

Was pretty skeptical based on forum comments and the fact that I wasn't very impressed by gameplay videos, but I downloaded the beta and it is actually a pretty good game.

A lot of diversity with templates due to many options with kits and special abilities, and the sound effects are a notable improvement.

Some of the default options were "huh?!", like mic always on unless you change it to push to talk, FoV starting at 65 *can bump up to 90*, etc. So make sure you look at the options before you start playing.

Some CoD are a lot of fun, some are a must-miss, but this one is something I'll give some thought to buying.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2015, 20:35 JohnBirshire
 
Either Blue himself, or a regular website visiter that forwards him stories, is an anti-bitcoin shill. Just negative story after negative story after negative story posted here.

Bitcoin could cure cancer, and you'd still only find a negative story about it on bluesnews, lol.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend Underway
8. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend Underway Aug 8, 2015, 23:35 JohnBirshire
 
Is this game still considered "skill" based?

Or did they introduce skill/gear grind, aka time played>skill.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Name Recycling Coming
1. Re: World of Warcraft Name Recycling Coming Jun 21, 2015, 10:45 JohnBirshire
 
King Vuvuzela and Bieber Hair are both invalid names, good attempt at being funny though.  
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News Comments > GTA Online Update Next Week
4. Re: GTA Online Update Next Week Jun 1, 2015, 22:01 JohnBirshire
 
I haven't really had any matchmaking issues at all, and my friend and I play just fine.

My only gripes are that I wish they'd add the ability to skip cut-scenes in heists, as there is always some random player who hasn't done it before, so we all have to sit through the intro.

I'd also like it if they removed penalties for destroying people's vehicles, it ruins freeroam PvP.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
9. Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore May 29, 2015, 19:49 JohnBirshire
 
I played it a little bit...feels just like every other MOBA game I've ever played.

Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch...all are almost carbon copies of other games with a few minor differences thrown in.

Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Somehow the culture changed at Blizzard, and needs to be changed back.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified May 7, 2015, 19:53 JohnBirshire
 
PHJF wrote on May 7, 2015, 19:35:

Every time I tried GTAO I found it solely populated by disruptive and/or griefing players. The heists implementation was beyond fucking awful.

Is it? I play online, but haven't done a Heist yet, as I've only put about 10 hours in so far and am still leveling up. However, I haven't seen/heard anyone complain about the heists yet.
 
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
6. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 28, 2015, 23:13 JohnBirshire
 
After losing my mind about how undescribably awesome Ultima 7 was, my favorite game of all time, I couldn't wait for Ultima 8 to be released...and it turned into my biggest disappointment in gaming thus far.

Maybe if Origin paid people to play it, this might not be a bad deal.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
180. Re: LOL at the 1st person FOV!!! Apr 14, 2015, 00:06 JohnBirshire
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 23:17:
DangerDog wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 22:55:
JohnBirshire wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 21:18:
Come on Rockstar, this isn't the frickin console version! FOV is so absurd, it literally feels like you are looking through binoculars.

Anybody know how to adjust? *facepalm*

looked at the settings file, no mention of FOV. I guess it'll require someone to mod it. Looks like it maxes out at 80, your weapon doesn't scale either.

I also find the camera options for the car rather weak, no bumper cam view They over did the camera bob when you use "hood" view and it's not centered.


There is an FoV slider in the options. But I guess it's easier to be stupid or jump to conclusions than look for yourself.


You talking about that FoV slider that changes it from like shit to still shit? Nice try, defending this consolitus garbage decision. They should have known better.
 
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