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Description postdoc + games = antimatter
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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
39. Re: Steam Fall Sale Nov 26, 2015, 16:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
On DA DLC I can only comment from the other side of the river.

I've played all three without DLC and I never felt like I was missing anything. Sometimes the introductions are a little brief (a few characters in 2 and 3 are introduced in prior DLC) but there's tons of dialogue to get you up to speed.

If anything (especially in 1 and 2), the games were so long and involved I was waiting for it to be over. I don't see the point of throwing 5 hours on top of a 70 hour pile, not for the kind of cash they're always demanding. On the flip side though, if you've waited this long, you know the collected edition will probably be hitting $20 inside a year.
 
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
4. Re: Steam Fall Sale Nov 25, 2015, 20:45 Cyanotetyphas
 
If I remember right their last Fall sale didn't have much player input either. The last winter cookie clicker thing was fun for a couple days though, but I feel like they are getting tired of giving anything out and watching all the script kiddies try to take advantage. Every year they have to hotfix the sale mechanic because people break something.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 22, 2015, 23:54 Cyanotetyphas
 
It's not this hard to make new words that encompass nuanced shades of meaning is it? Lets call televised pro gaming "Teledickdonics". That's not taken already, is it?  
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News Comments > The Witness Trailer
4. Re: The Witness Trailer Nov 20, 2015, 21:24 Cyanotetyphas
 
There's always waves in the ocean even when the wind isn't blowing. It comes from way out.

Lets focus on what's really important. How did those people get into a book in Myst? That's impossible! I uninstalled the game as soon as I hit book people.
 
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News Comments > Hitman Trailer
1. Re: Hitman Trailer Oct 28, 2015, 18:52 Cyanotetyphas
 
Is this a coded reference to the film La Sapienza, hinting at the interplay between Bernini, light, open level design, and the feelings of the player?

No it's not.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
3. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 27, 2015, 16:00 Cyanotetyphas
 
Well all that bitching about no content is why it's pushed back to June.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront III Footage?
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront III Footage? Oct 21, 2015, 14:59 Cyanotetyphas
 
I guess hardcore is lying on the tarmac with your knife out waiting six minutes for a jet to spawn out of thin air on top of you, pressing E the entire time because there's two other idiots just like you jumping around trying to get it first?

Not saying the coming retail one is without problems but this one looks pretty rough too. It looks like a BF1942 mod that's not working quite right yet.
 
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News Comments > Hitman Rollout Detailed
11. Re: Hitman Rollout Detailed Sep 30, 2015, 04:57 Cyanotetyphas
 
This is probably the design document they came up with for the game before they thought about anything else.  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
4. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 24, 2015, 22:17 Cyanotetyphas
 
There was a good video awhile back that made a good case against us ever seeing HL3. It basically argued that they have nothing to gain financially from releasing considering the position they are in with Steam, so it's not worth the possible (or inevitable) fan backlash if it is disappointing.  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty
11. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty Sep 8, 2015, 12:50 Cyanotetyphas
 
Raff Arundel wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 12:09:
they understand that some unusual heroes may generate complaints, like ... Abathur AFKing, and that that they will take these play styles into account.
Uh, so AFK is a valid tactic in this game?

This is one of those games (like a lot of MOBAs) that I assume I am just too late to be competitive. However, despite hearing about how much fun it is I also hear about things like this (and that "prevent the other player from ever playing" exploit) that makes me wonder if this is a game I could enjoy.

There's a puppet master like hero that's very powerful since people tend not to notice his very strong minions pushing lanes. It looks like he's afk though since he sits way back. It's just a weird hero that people don't understand when they see it.

Same with Murky. He spawns in two seconds if you have the setup, so his entire roll is to catch damage and ultis. If you play safe with him he's useless, no dps.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released
9. Re: Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released Aug 25, 2015, 02:45 Cyanotetyphas
 
If games are movies it's a waste of time but if games are systems this is the same as anything else. Much slower pace of course but thats often why it seems compelling to fire it up after a hard days work or when my attention is split.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released
7. Re: Hearthstone The Grand Tournament Expansion Released Aug 25, 2015, 01:19 Cyanotetyphas
 
Bought a pack of this but got some weird Druid beast rare which cooled my enthusiasm.

I guess Inspire and joust is to counter all of the aggro decks that were dominating the meta? Based on my Arena run with some of the inspire cards its easier to get some combos going than it was before.

 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Progression Glitch; Balance Changes Outlined
1. Re: Heroes of the Storm Progression Glitch; Balance Changes Outlined Aug 8, 2015, 17:48 Cyanotetyphas
 
Just found out about this the hard way right now.  
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News Comments > Legacy of the Void This Winter; New StarCraft HotS Hero Revealed
5. Re: Legacy of the Void This Winter; New StarCraft HotS Hero Revealed Jul 16, 2015, 02:46 Cyanotetyphas
 
All three races work together to activate a macGuffin. Oh, sorry, probably spoilers.  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
43. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 15, 2015, 02:32 Cyanotetyphas
 
Creston wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 16:18:
Oh noes?

Is there much demand for splitscreen play on PCs anymore?

I played Castle Crashers coop the other night. I own and have played almost all split screen games because that's what's fun for me. One notable one that is split screen on console and not on computer- Borderlands 2.

Now for a theory as to why PC loses split screen even though its more powerful: The split screen on consoles only works because they gut the resolution and detail, probably in hacked together work-arounds. The flexibility of the PC may break these modes a little too easily and the devs aren't going to waste build versions on a feature that doesn't net them any extra cashon the surface.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details Jun 17, 2015, 02:18 Cyanotetyphas
 
Hots is very easy to get into. I played Dota (1) and avoided MOBAs for years because of the items and shit, but it even gates your only choices in the beginning so you can focus on the simple things.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 5, 2015, 23:41 Cyanotetyphas
 
There's no such thing as a perfect state so you should relax  
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
9. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 5, 2015, 23:32 Cyanotetyphas
 
NamecaF wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:13:
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 19:29:
I wonder what's going to happen to Desura. If the digital distribution platform is taken offline, and everyone loses their libraries, it won't be pretty. This might turn into a small preview of the Steampocalypse.

I've been saying this for years. People prefer ignorance and "convenience" though

Well to be fair, convenience was only like $30 net over many years (I probably gave Royal $15 for tons of games). Sure, principles and etc., but for indie games this is hardly the worst thing in the world.

Get that Hard Reset key though, it's good.
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Video
24. Re: Steam Controller Video Jun 5, 2015, 23:29 Cyanotetyphas
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 15:49:
A new controller design is fine I suppose but I don't understand why we're praising Valve for trying to push the PC gaming community onto the couch and at the same time lowering the bar on PC game input design to being on par with console gaming? If nothing else this just reinforces the argument for "consolized UI" in games and ports to the PC.

Very fair. Shouldn't PCs be a jumping off point for more complicated hardware, not streamlining? Sure the form factor needs adjusting from kb/m, but I have a 15 button mouse for just my right hand. I can't believe the kb/m is the end of the line best form factor for the most input. Even if it is, the current controller design only barely ties my right hand, theres got to be a better middle ground.
 
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
4. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 5, 2015, 17:20 Cyanotetyphas
 
Well the first bloated bundle company corpses are washing up on the beach I guess. Now that everyone has a 500 game library there's no need to pick up Alien Maze Thing 4 even at a deep discount.  
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