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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Tools
Oct 20, 2010, 05:49
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Re: Fallout: New Vegas Tools Oct 20, 2010, 05:49
Oct 20, 2010, 05:49
 
Shortcut for getting around the quicksave problem until it's fixed:

1. Press ~
2. Type save "thisisaclevernameformysavefile", press Enter.
3. For quicksave-like functionality, Press ~, Up, Enter.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 17, 2010, 18:40
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 17, 2010, 18:40
Oct 17, 2010, 18:40
 
How to win at WAW:

Use MG42.

Use Stopping Power.

Use Double Tap.

Point crosshair in vague direction of enemy and fire.

Fuck this game! It's so fucking boring!! What's with all these sheep noobs buying it up like it's an awesome game?!

If you swear hard enough on the Internet, the world will change.
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Re: Game Sales Figures
Oct 16, 2010, 06:49
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Re: Game Sales Figures Oct 16, 2010, 06:49
Oct 16, 2010, 06:49
 
I'm more inclined to believe the Gamer Attention Span problem is a larger issue than ballooning budgets (the latter being a symptom of the former, not a separate entity,) considering the Wii's spectacular rise that flattened out once it wasn't new and innovative anymore. Not that it was ever innovative in the first place, it just sold itself on giving the impression it's the closest thing to virtual reality we'd see (which is pretty sad, in and of itself.)

Likewise, I wouldn't be surprised if the stories going around about how Kinect and Move are exceeding all predictions are completely true. Ripoff BS though it may be, it's New and Shiny. It's why everyone is trying to push 3D, but the current price tag is enough to overshadow interest on that.

There isn't really anywhere else to go, though, which is why Sony and Microsoft jumped into motion controls instead of looking for real innovation. It's often said that "graphics can't get much better," which is a load of crap. Games are so far from being able to mimic reality it's ludicrous. Problem is, the industry has trained most of its consumer base to be completely oblivious to the more subtle nuances of presentation, because it was easier and cheaper to market and to develop simple flashy improvements than it was to do realistic body language or non-restrictive environments or, hell, even just anti-aliasing. Now, it's a bit of a trap; development costs are already ridiculous enough that another leap of improvement like we usually see between hardware generations just isn't feasible and wouldn't produce a large difference, while focusing on things that could help immersion and getting players to care more about any given game are a nearly impossible sell.

I like to think it's possible this problem could manifest in a downsizing of the "casual hardcore," things like Halo that are made halfway between the lines for Srs Gamrs but simplified to account for the original generation of gamers growing up and having less time to spend on it, people who need a constant stream of New and Shiny to maintain their interest, in favor of niches becoming more mainstream, the ones who consider gaming a hobby one devotes time to and not a time-killer becoming more important as a customer base without the need for new gimmicks around every corner to enjoy themselves. Sadly, I doubt it's likely.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 10, 2010, 13:09
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2010, 13:09
Oct 10, 2010, 13:09
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 06:28:
still has to be docked for marrying Yoko Ono.
Prez is obviously not married to a Japanese woman...

Then letting her sing on his albums.
Okay, hard to argue with this one.

People have been known to omit the anti religion lyrics in this song.
It's funny, but the Western world has been trending less religious/agnostic for decades: See here, here, here, and here. Religion tends to disappear with education and economic prosperity. It's impossible for there to be no religion in the world, but given time could it become the nonfactor JL hopes for?

What a damn socialist.
JL is implying happiness through socialism, and gets a lot of crap for that, but coincidentally, European social democracies have some of the highest happiness rates in the world.

Quite a lot of people say socialist-like things every day (the common disdain for the rich and how they don't deserve the percentage of wealth they have being the most obvious) without realizing it's socialist, since we're so conditioned to equate socialism with either communism or Obama.
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
Oct 10, 2010, 12:51
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 10, 2010, 12:51
Oct 10, 2010, 12:51
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 08:09:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 08:06:
I'd be an idiot to buy Infinite on PC no matter what they promise.

You'd be an idiot to buy it at all (on any platform) if you disagree with 2K's treatment of PC gamers. I cannot stress this enough: publishers don't care which platform you buy the game on. If you boycott the PC version but then go and buy the 360 version, your boycott means nothing at all. If you want anything to change, voice your opinions AND back them up by not supporting 2K.

Hear hear. Developers and publishers don't care since, unlike indies, a sale for them is just another sale regardless of platform. The best way to show you disapprove with these attitudes is, as Jerykk says, by not getting any 2K product for any platform whatsoever.

Or buy the console version used, get patches, don't get DLC or pay for free-to-new-owners features.
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
Oct 9, 2010, 22:35
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 9, 2010, 22:35
Oct 9, 2010, 22:35
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 19:27:
But we can't have people understanding how a threaded discussion or quoting works so we could tell who they talk to now can we?

Get yer threaded view outta mah forumz, thread-hippy!
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Re: PC H.A.W.X. 2 Next Month
Oct 9, 2010, 19:02
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Re: PC H.A.W.X. 2 Next Month Oct 9, 2010, 19:02
Oct 9, 2010, 19:02
 
Rented this for a console, and it's awful. I was a big fan of the first one, but this is the biggest case of sequel-itis in years. It's like someone gave a dev team that was half out-sick an indie-game budget and said "rip off Modern Warfare 2, but IN THE AIR."

Pro-tip to game writers; if you insist on Russian villains, don't call them Ultranationalists for another ten years.
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
Oct 9, 2010, 18:58
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 9, 2010, 18:58
Oct 9, 2010, 18:58
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 18:22:
I'm sure she's ashamed of herself and will commit suicide any day now.

Jesus fucking christ do you people here have any shame? That's not something to joke about at all. Really, you sitting here on a game forum hoping someone to kill themselves just proves how worthless your life is and how kids today have no respect for anyone or anything but themselves. Your parents did a fine job of raising another punk who in this already disease ridden cespool of a society.


I was actually being sarcastic, since I don't think someone with an easy, high-paying job is very likely to be so ashamed they'd kill themselves just because the Internet says, "But she's a PR goon! That makes her BAD!"
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
Oct 9, 2010, 16:33
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Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 9, 2010, 16:33
Oct 9, 2010, 16:33
 
nin wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 15:33:
2KElizabeth is quickly becoming the next Bowling. She was the same one who said that modding is stealing.


I think she's easily the most worthless person at 2K, even by PR standards. She's the epitome of a company drone, who simply parrots what those above her tell her to say.

What an exciting career path that must be, when your entire goal in life is to be the company toadie.


Considering how much marketing and PR pays, I'm sure she's ashamed of herself and will commit suicide any day now.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2010, 00:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2010, 00:18
Oct 9, 2010, 00:18
 
I prefer to save my sick days for when I feel better.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 8, 2010, 16:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2010, 16:33
Oct 8, 2010, 16:33
 
Blue, it sounds like there was a full-on double cobweb all the way across your face.
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Re: Team Fortress 2 Perks for Left 4 Dead 2 Purchases
Oct 7, 2010, 00:19
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Re: Team Fortress 2 Perks for Left 4 Dead 2 Purchases Oct 7, 2010, 00:19
Oct 7, 2010, 00:19
 
We will, the update popup for this on Steam says everyone who already owns L4D2 will get them as well.
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Re: Quote of the Day
Oct 5, 2010, 20:05
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Re: Quote of the Day Oct 5, 2010, 20:05
Oct 5, 2010, 20:05
 
Prior to the change, Thompson has embarked on his usual mission to bring down the adult game, writing a letter to the US Secretary of Defense urging him to "do what is necessary, proper, and legal to stop the release of Medal of Honor", on the basis that it serves as a "demonstrable danger to our troops by providing a training tool for those who wish to kill them."

I see we're still enthralled by the fantasy that moving a mouse and clicking the left button (or nudging an analog stick and pressing R2) actually teaches you how to aim and fire a gun in real life, to say nothing of properly loading it, charging it, and maintaining it so that doing all of the above actually results in a bullet leaving the barrel. Meanwhile, the exceptional teammwork mechanics of first-person shooters teach you all you need to know about how it takes more than one man to win an engagement and how working together is essential to both getting the job done and not dying in the process.
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Re: On Metacritic Scores
Oct 5, 2010, 04:43
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Re: On Metacritic Scores Oct 5, 2010, 04:43
Oct 5, 2010, 04:43
 
Considering how few informed consumers there are these days, I'd say being one does, indeed, make me special.
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Re: On Metacritic Scores
Oct 4, 2010, 22:17
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Re: On Metacritic Scores Oct 4, 2010, 22:17
Oct 4, 2010, 22:17
 
If I based my purchases on what people on the Internet say instead of what I can see in a game through preview materials and Youtube, I wouldn't buy any.
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever Footage
Oct 4, 2010, 01:43
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Re: Duke Nukem Forever Footage Oct 4, 2010, 01:43
Oct 4, 2010, 01:43
 
Duke Nukem Forever is the little game that could, all because of Randy Picture. Truly, the world we live in is magical and wondrous.
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy
Oct 3, 2010, 01:44
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy Oct 3, 2010, 01:44
Oct 3, 2010, 01:44
 
I'd be more inclined to believe that EA was some sort of troll mastermind when it comes to advertising if not for Activision consistently beating them out for five years now and their efforts to capitalize on the Wii falling flatter than non-casual devs who don't even bother with it.

There may not be such a thing as bad publicity, but publicity via controversy and "normal" viral marketing only goes so far. If they seriously have an executive in their marketing department saying "We need to play this entire thing viral instead of spending money on actual advertising which is proven to be the most important influence on sales," he and whoever hired him need to be fired.

And frankly, I find it far more likely that "We expected no controversy" is ignorance, not cover. Or are we still pretending that common sense is actually common?
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy
Oct 2, 2010, 19:45
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy Oct 2, 2010, 19:45
Oct 2, 2010, 19:45
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 2, 2010, 18:43:
Just hoping that I will be able to kill as many "taliban" as possible. I sincerly hope that I can enter a mosque and just slaughter as many of them as I can--after all what goes around comes around.
Hopefully I can kill as many muslems as I want in the game.

I doubt it, though there's suppose to be a UAV mission in MOH.

Supposedly Six Days in Fallujah is still going to be released, I doubt it has any mosque battles, even though it did happen in reality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKxa6IPjL_U

shit hit the fan in Fallujah after those private security workers were killed and their burned bodies were hung from a bridge.

And then it hit the fan again because the first time didn't work out so well.
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy
Oct 2, 2010, 16:17
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Re: US Army on MoH Taliban Controversy Oct 2, 2010, 16:17
Oct 2, 2010, 16:17
 
killer_roach wrote on Oct 2, 2010, 15:57:
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2010, 15:37:
Appreasement only makes the aggressor stronger. Remember Munich.

Agreed.

At the very least, why not at least call them "terrorists" and not "opposing force"? Hell, even CounterStrike's been doing that without controversy for ages.

Because "Opposing Force" takes away the implication of Asymmetrical Warfare, and it's easier for people to accept that classical Army Vs Army warfare is Good and Just and Honorable and other happy things as well.
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Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event
Oct 1, 2010, 16:45
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Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Oct 1, 2010, 16:45
Oct 1, 2010, 16:45
 
Draugr wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 16:40:
HellSlayer wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 15:53:
Highlander wrote on Oct 1, 2010, 14:53:

"I can't wait to play as the Taliban."

That comment probably just got you flagged by US Homeland Security and put on a watch list.

No, this is the Obama administration; they do that to Americans now.

Yeah, like we had to wait for the Obama Administration for that to start, hehe.

Bioware did it the best. "Geth do not intentionally infiltrate."
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