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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > Umbrella Corps Released
1. Re: Umbrella Corps Released Jun 22, 2016, 08:39 Wallshadows
 
Dead in a month.  
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
23. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 21, 2016, 13:39 Wallshadows
 
Game ran a lot better than I expected on Medium but the in-game performance tool leaves me a little confused. It doesn't seem to go from 1 - 100% usage because once my figures hit high teens they would turn red while my system was being stressed. Might have to run Afterburner and core temp for processor load to really get an idea and then crank up the settings to see what's bottle-necking what.

Either way, was surprised. I liked DOOM back in the day but I was never one of those hardcore fans who still play modded versions of the original and see it as the unholy grail to gaming. This, for me, is a solid deep sale / GOTY purchase.

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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Jun 21, 2016, 12:53 Wallshadows
 
Looks like the new Fallout 4 DLC is on the horizon. Nuka-World.

Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!

I ended up buying the Season Pass from G2A for $35 because mods were already throwing dependencies in to Far Harbor and I honestly liked the two which were announced at E3 if only for added time sinks. By then, I figured if I got both of those and Far Harbor when the price comes down, I'll basically be paying the same as I would be for the Season Pass on G2A and went with it.

I fixed my stability issue too. Turns out I had one mod which wasn't up to date. Was frustrating to go through 65+ mods to find it but now I am glad a I did.
 
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News Comments > Different Steam Top 10
7. Re: Different Steam Top 10 Jun 20, 2016, 13:59 Wallshadows
 
It looks alright. You have various killers who all have their own ability and perspective, procedural generated environment which can either be done solo or with a group and limited rewards which you pick up along the way.

Whether or not it has replay value, who knows. I kind of wonder why the killer doesn't just camp the exit but overall seems to be built on a much better asymmetrical premise than Evolve and it's only $20.
 
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News Comments > New Turtle Rock Studios IP
5. Re: New Turtle Rock Studios IP Jun 20, 2016, 11:13 Wallshadows
 
No pre-order button ready at the go with 12 different versions to choose from?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 20:41 Wallshadows
 
Friends discovered the young actor's body after Yelchin was several hours late for a scheduled rehearsal on Saturday night. "They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate," the report claims. The engine was apparently still running, with the car placed in neutral.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 19:31 Wallshadows
 
Ain't that a god damn bummer about Anton Yelchin. Jesus Christ. I wonder how Walter Koenig feels knowing that he's lived longer than his reboot.

From what I heard, he got pinned between his car and his mailbox? If so, this is why you turn your wheels on a slope...

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News Comments > Sunday Patches
1. Re: Sunday Patches Jun 19, 2016, 11:38 Wallshadows
 
Still waiting on a god damn beta key. Even with Preach and FinalBoss going over classes, it's hard to tell what I want to focus on in Legion. While I would love to main either a Fire Mage or Destruction Warlock, I need some kind of feel for it before committing seeing as how nearly all raid testing vids demonstrate just how much melee continues to be more of a liability than an asset to the group.

I made the mistake of having a Warrior be my main for Warlords and dumped the idea about halfway through Heroic Highmaul for a Retribution Paladin. In Legion, it'll be more taxing for class swaps since you have to take your artifact in to consideration which may put you at a disadvantage barring any strings of luck with the lootables and that's something I am hoping to avoid.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2016, 16:02 Wallshadows
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 15:22:
I was talking explicitly about the huge commercial success of the console (!) versions of Oblivion and Skyrim. Way, WAY more units sold than the PC versions. With no mods!

And therefore Bethesda has no need to handle this mod thing well. Therefore Bethesda has no incentive to learn from their mistakes. Because they DO NOT need mods.

Just look at the dev kit for modding FO4. The same buggy, horrible mess, which again (!) needs extra fixes from the community to turn this crap into a usable dev kit. Just a reskin of the old FO3 kit. No effort at all!

Because they do not need mods

OH, I see what you mean! Yeah, the PC market only has small potatoes for sales when it comes to Skyrim and Fallout 4 so, if they really wanted to, they could be huge dicks in regards to modding and would still have a vault full of money to dive in to at the end of the day because of the console market.

They'll likely muscle through these growing pains though and it'll work more in their favor once the dust settles. Like much of what Bethesda produces, they simply released something before going through any kind of quality control or foresight.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2016, 14:34 Wallshadows
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 14:24:
Along those same lines the battle still wages over the pronunciation of "Gib and Gibbed" from John Carmack and company.

Oh god, now you've done it. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Home Depot sues Visa, MasterCard as PIN battle looms Jun 18, 2016, 14:17 Wallshadows
 
...Visa and MasterCard, along with groups such as the American Bankers Association, have said that requiring PINs with credit card transactions could cause confusion for consumers.

My favorite part.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2016, 14:10 Wallshadows
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 14:06:
So it's Gorge and not Jorge, for George? Um no. Gif is a soft G - jif.

All intelligent and right-thinking people know that. Much like toilet paper is placed properly to underroll and not overroll.

Jif is peanut butter, silly!
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2016, 14:02 Wallshadows
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 13:46:
How else would you explain the constant fuckuppery of Bethesda regarding mods?

Bethesda being oblivious is how I would describe it. Do you think their games retain their value because the stories are great or do you think their games retain their value because of the near astronomical amount of mods which release soon after which drastically improve and expand upon the base game?

The reason why Bethesda doesn't shut the door on modders and continues to happily hand over their development kit is exactly the reason why their games are monstrous hits. Without modders, Bethesda titles would be buried under a mountain of bugs and built on an 'average' game full of missed opportunities.

I wouldn't even be able fathom the outrage if Bethesda came out and said modding is disabled in TES VI. It'd make the paid mods fiasco look like a minor inconvenience.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2016, 13:28 Wallshadows
 
Gif and Gex are and forever will be with a G.

It's Gex the Gecko not Jex the Gecko, Garren. Get your shit together.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. AMD Wraith Cooler Performance on FX-6350 Black Edition CPU on Neoseeker. Jun 18, 2016, 13:24 Wallshadows
 
If someone told me almost four years ago that there'd be reviews of new Vishera-based processors in 2016, I would have thought them crazy but here we are. Strap on a new cooler and re-market the shit out of their processors which still get destroyed by a 2500k released in 2011.

Zen sure as hell better not get delayed.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam
8. Re: Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam Jun 18, 2016, 13:17 Wallshadows
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 13:12:
Picked a bad week to dump my 401k plan and invest in Steam Machines. /s

You could re-sell them to Iran and Pakistan so they can simulate nuclear launch operations. They probably need to update from their PS2s at this point.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2016, 13:09 Wallshadows
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 12:55:
Why should they? Business is great, money is rolling in, why do anything more than absolutely necessary? Right now Bethesda can actively SHIT on the modders of their games without any consequences to their core business, which is making sandbox games for console owners. Bethesda does not need mods, they use them only as a cheap marketing tool.

Are you serious?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
1. Re: Saturday Patches Jun 18, 2016, 13:02 Wallshadows
 
DayZ and stable have no business being mentioned together in the same paragraph let alone the same sentence unless in the sense that when you uninstall it it no longer fucks up.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam
6. Re: Quoteworthy: Microsoft on Returning to Steam Jun 18, 2016, 12:59 Wallshadows
 
It's only a big deal to them now because their own platform had a case of terminal ass cancer and finally had the plug pulled from it. Now that they can rely on someone else to distribute their games, they can think of new and creative ways to punish their customers while under the guise of being respectful to the PC gaming scene.  
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News Comments > PC Destiny Still Possible
5. Re: PC Destiny Still Possible Jun 17, 2016, 10:22 Wallshadows
 
This is something you say a month after the initial console release. They've missed the board harder than Dinosaurs missed Noah's Ark.  
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