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News Comments > The Witcher III Cost $81M
29. Re: The Witcher III Cost $81M Sep 10, 2015, 11:04 Verno
 
Retired wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 10:50:
75% of his posts are SC related. I assume the first one was a mask. In 3 years of being signed in to the site, only felt the need to talk about SC? hmmmmmm.

He registered before the Star Citizen Kickstarter even existed, that would be some pretty amazing foresight if he was a shill. We have many people who post interested on the subject, benefit of the doubt and all that. If he was spamming links to the funding page or something then it would be a different story. Just my 2 cents.

Blue has a lot of experience dealing with those people anyway, just report it if you think thats the case and he will decide what to do.
 
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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Born
5. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Born Sep 10, 2015, 10:32 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 09:58:
What? You are telling me they knock of Blizzard heroes? Fake Pandas??? Hahhahaha, oh man the irony is fantastic....Im gonna have to check out that heropedia now....

Le sigh. DotA was a Warcraft 3 custom map/mod dude. Valve eventually hired the guy who was maintaining it (Icefrog) and "bought" the IP. Many of the heroes were custom made for that mod or inspired by Blizzard ones. You can google "Dota history" and read all about it.

And no, Valve isn't knocking off Blizzard heroes, they're actually making an effort now to separate them more to avoid any potential legal problems. But at the time they obviously didn't want to throw the whole thing away when they bought it, many people are very attached to the heroes.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Cost $81M
26. Re: The Witcher III Cost $81M Sep 10, 2015, 09:56 Verno
 
What does the number of posts have to do with the content? He's not spamming about chinese shoes.  
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News Comments > Dota 2 Reborn Born
2. Re: Dota 2 Reborn Born Sep 10, 2015, 09:54 Verno
 
Many of the Dota heroes originated in some form from Blizzard games and they have a full heropedia to read about them for lore/etc if you really care about such things. The Wraith King is the Skeleton King, there's an obvious pandaren analog and so on.  
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News Comments > Laborious Metaverse
25. Re: Laborious Metaverse Sep 10, 2015, 09:47 Verno
 
panbient wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 09:37:
Verno wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 09:07:
What's wrong with Youtube game videos? Plenty of funny and informative stuff up there. There are some games I don't want spoilers for but other things like Dark Souls/etc its fun to watch the kinds of builds and antics others get up to.

Agreed, all I hear when people complain about stuff like this is the new version of -

I don't understand why kids today are listening to that garbage instead of real rock and roll! Back in my day we played gee-tar the way the real gee-tar heroes told us to play. None of this new-fangled dub wub wub shtup crap! You can't play air gee-tar to that! How could anyone think that garbage is cool! Go back to listening to what I listened to back when TV was telling me I was cool and get the hell off my lawn!

This video right here totally redeems Youtube game vids. How can anyone hate Youtube? I haven't laughed that hard in awhile.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Cost $81M
21. Re: The Witcher III Cost $81M Sep 10, 2015, 08:35 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 23:48:
Glad these guys sold a boatload of games, and are profitable. These are the good guys: producing great value and treating their customers well while producing something fairly artistic.

Agreed, they fully deserve their success and I hope it continues for them. Witcher 3 was an outstanding game.
 
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News Comments > Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans
24. Re: Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans Sep 9, 2015, 14:16 Verno
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 13:52:
Sure, but these 2 guys specifically said that they would rather play on a PS4 or XBone. They could instead just plug their PC on a tv and use a gamepad and have all the PC advantages, but that's another story.

For some people the logistics of that setup don't work for various reasons. Game streaming over wi-fi is far from reliable. Many people can't hardwire their living room. Some people live in apartments where radio spectrum is crowded which can impact streaming and so local console style play is preferred. The Steam Link isn't exactly in wide distribution yet even if it was an option. Many people don't have HTPCs.

Should I keep going? There are a myriad of reasons why someone doesn't just do that or prefers a console setup. I hardwired my living room to accommodate game streaming for my HTPC. Despite that I still own consoles because they have exclusives, some games are better integrated into their online platforms and so on. It's not one size fits all.
 
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News Comments > Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans
20. Re: Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans Sep 9, 2015, 13:47 Verno
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 12:36:
I'm curious, why are you guys on a PC centric site if you prefer console games?

Some people like both.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2015, 11:31 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 02:53:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 19:40:

Nice dream you're living in. What will happen is that they'll just pimp their Unlimited Bandwith Package * for $150 per month. As for ISPs listening to anything Google or MS have to say, don't make me laugh.


Once Google starts to bring free wi-fi internet access to third world countries (where the FCC and the powerful Telecom ISPs have no say), they will not only listen they will quake in their fucking underpants....

They could have infiltrated Windows Update through the radio waves and be delivering dark packets to your system!

DARK PACKETS!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2015, 11:13 Verno
 
The characters in Nolan movies always feel flat to me, Inception was an interesting idea but the audience has no stakes because the characters are worthless, most performances were wooden and the whole thing felt like watching a play put on by mannequins.

Interstellar was a really ambitious project that I enjoyed thoroughly. It takes some balls to try 3 different major plot devices in a sci-fi flick these days. The characters were better than his usual efforts too. It had some stumbling blocks and Anne Hathaway was really miscast but overall a great film.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Minecraft Adding Cross-Platform Co-op
3. Re: Win10 Minecraft Adding Cross-Platform Co-op Sep 9, 2015, 11:10 Verno
 
It is supremely annoying to need 3 different accounts to play the Windows 10 app so I just don't bother.  
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News Comments > Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans
15. Re: Dragonís Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans Sep 9, 2015, 09:03 Verno
 
I hope this means we'll get Dragons Dogma Online soon, been getting pretty stoked after watching Gibbed play it a bunch.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2015, 14:05 Verno
 
Raff Arundel wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 13:13:
Thanks for reminding me about Green Man Gaming - forgot about them on my list of PC game vendors.

How long do you have to wait? I completely agree that the console store has a monopoly and PC has some competition, but generally digital downloads tend to follow Steam pricing and I don't see a lot of price wars in that area.

For example, a lot of people are recommending Pillars of Eternity to me. As soon as I have a steady schedule where I can sit down and play something like it, I'm down with it. Looking around all the sites, it is $45 (Steam, Amazon, GMG, GOG, etc) so I am not seeing the pricing competition.

Pillars of Eternity just received an expansion and its pricing went up a bit as interest grew. I bought it for less than that. I don't have to wait long, in fact many times I get the game full price day 1 if GMG has a preorder deal and its a company I trust with a proven track record. Otherwise it varies from game to game, its impossible to generalize. Some games are aggressively discounted, Shadow of Mordor I picked up for very little. Call of Duty on the other hand tends to be priced higher for longer.

If cost is a big concern then you should be using an alert service site like cheapassgamer or fatwallet. There is also a game deals subreddit on reddit that is very helpful. Also make sure to check the VIP section at GMG often, that's where the deals are.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2015, 12:54 Verno
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 11:58:
DRAGON'S DOGMA COMING TO PC IN JANUARY!!!

That's awesome, the frame rate and pop in were the biggest weaknesses to playing it on the consoles. $30 for the game plus expansion is reasonable if they deliver a quality port, their latest ones have been pretty good too. I hope this is an effort to drum up interest in localizing Dragons Dogma Online for the west.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2015, 12:35 Verno
 
I'm surprised you say that, I can't even remember the last time I paid full retail for a PC game dude. Greenmangaming and many other retailers make it easy to find games at reasonable prices on the PC. If you just wait for Steam Sales then yeah you're waiting for the big sale events but even Origin/uPlay and etc all have sales. Between Steam, Amazon, GMG and several other sites I never full retail price for a PC game. That's what I'd be afraid of losing on the console side of things, the closed marketplace is already bad for consumers as it is and would only get worse.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2015, 10:28 Verno
 
I will probably go full digital next time around IF they fix the pricing on the digital stores. The problem is that their pricing is all out of whack so there is no incentive to give up the disc. The disc lets me lend, sell or trade. It also gives me direct ownership so I never have to worry about a PT or Too Human situation where a conflict might make the game poof from my library. If I'm giving up those things then I need something more than "launch the game whenever you want without a disc". It should be a bit cheaper or at least go from $60 to $30-40 in a reasonable period of time. Looking at the Xbox and PSN stores is fucking depressing, seeing 1-2 year old games for $40+ at times. The rationale from fanboys is that the prices would be cheaper once the retailers like Gamestop/Walmart get muscled out but I don't buy it, I don't see any reason less competition will mean cheaper prices for me and Microsoft especially has shown their true colors in this regard.

Anyways I'm happy to go full digital but I need the industry to make some concessions. Until then I won't be buying an all digital console, I'll just stick with the PC where there is a lot of pricing competition.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2015, 10:20 Verno
 
Burn Notice had good characters but the plots were mind numbing and the show was too safe/boring. Same thing with Glades and White Collar. Mr Robot isn't perfect by any means but its a surprisingly interesting show to come from USA Network and I hope there is more like it in the future. Give me something a bit interesting over boring comfort food TV any day, there is more than enough of that already.  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adding Silence Penalty Sep 8, 2015, 09:28 Verno
 
Forget WoW, bring that to this forum.

I should give this another shot, I kind of got out of it since it felt like the depth just wasn't there vs Dota/LoL but it seems like they've done a lot in the past 3 months.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2015, 09:09 Verno
 
I've been going through Mr Robot and its hard to believe its a USA show, the home of bland light comedy. Burn Notice, White Collar, The Glades, etc all felt like they were produced for retirement age white dudes. I'm nearly done the first season of Mr Robot and other than the OMG COMPUTAR handwaves and pointless *nix terminal commands, its pretty good.  
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News Comments > Laborious Metaverse
16. Re: Laborious Metaverse Sep 8, 2015, 09:07 Verno
 
Flatline wrote on Sep 7, 2015, 20:41:
SlimRam wrote on Sep 7, 2015, 14:47:
  • PewDiePie becomes first YouTuber to hit 10 billion views.

  • All hope is lost

    I don't watch youtube game videos generally as a rule anyway because they are boring as fuck and I'd rather play a video game than watch someone play a video game.

    So that being said, what's the appeal of PewDiePie?

    What's wrong with Youtube game videos? Plenty of funny and informative stuff up there. There are some games I don't want spoilers for but other things like Dark Souls/etc its fun to watch the kinds of builds and antics others get up to.
     
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