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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 8, 2017, 12:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
CS:GO, continually on the Top 10 list. I cannot begin to guess at how much that game(and banning cheaters every so often) has made for Valve.

Aside from that, is Planet Coaster that much fun? It looks pretty interesting, but I passed on buying it during the winter sale. Oh well, spring or summer sale, maybe.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Chilean officials... Jan 8, 2017, 00:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That thing is probably a drone, a more advanced version of this 1980-1990's variable thruster machine

Come on, Battlefield 4 had the XD-1 Accipiter(fictional but based on real devices), you can see the same thrust blowouts in a few parts of the video.

Now, why it's over Chile, it's an excuse for the drone engineers to get some excellent food in a great climate. "Yeah, we're uh, meteorologists...studying...rainfall.." -those guys, at a Chilean restaurant.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2017, 03:08 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 00:10:
uh... what does rogue one mon mothma have to do with 4/5/6? she was only in return of the jedi as i recall.

they really shoulda done the same thing with tarkin though. he had so much screen time his fake appearance became distracting. and the actor they got to play his body looks like him and is a good actor anyway. leia had such a short appearance her CGI is whatevs, but tarkin shoulda been a replacement actor.

What the hell? you can't just watch RotJ. Besides I haven't sat down and actually watched the original trilogy in years.

jacobvandy, that side by side jpg just proves my point, they did a double fake, there is no new actress, she has always been cgi, and they went back and pasted her model into 'cut' prequel trilogy footage to throw you off! (Not serious, before I get a tirade from somebody)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 6, 2017, 22:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That... was more interesting than it probably should have been. I missed that Mythbusters episode this was based on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2017, 17:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 17:29:
Uh, no, Mon Mothma was not CGI, lol. The actress' name is Genevieve O’Reilly, and it's actually the second time she's played the character. She appeared in a scene that was cut from Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBGJTiyvd90

Whaaaaaat. Hrm now I have to go back and watch Episode 4/5/6 again, I swear they just CGI'd her. haha!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2017, 16:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Tarkan, Leia, and of course everybody forgets, Mon Mothma were all CGI. Common sense rule out Tarkan/MM being non-cgi, Leia was clearly bad.

Still, tons of good cgi in the film, and Tarkan/Mon Mothma looked reasonably good. I knew the Tarkan actor was dead, so it kind of broke it for me, but plenty of Star Wars fans I know didn't even question it.

*EDIT* wording.

PS. Unrelated, good reading here.

 
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News Comments > Firewatch Sells 1M
11. Re: Firewatch Sells 1M Jan 5, 2017, 17:35 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, I'll add this to the Steam/Humble/Gog(if it ever gets to Gog) list. I debated buying it this past Steam sale, but passed on it.

It looked interesting, but not more than $9.99 interesting.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
14. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 5, 2017, 17:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 00:33:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 00:22:
Wow, they had mentioned the one month time limit before, but I foolishly thought they would come to their senses.

Now they say they are going to double down on that terrible idea, and make a 3 day event. ROFL. With their server issues? That should be great.

It's already the 4th, lol, so I'm not sure how you even thought that could be the case... But you're misunderstanding the bit about a little teaser "event" that went live yesterday, day before the patch. All that consists of are some unique enemies (re-colored cultists) that can spawn throughout Act I and drop pages of lore. There is an achievement for collecting them all, and that's literally all there is to that precursor "event."

Read the summary above. "future anniversary events will feature a pre-cursor event available from January 1-3."
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
6. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 5, 2017, 00:22 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, they had mentioned the one month time limit before, but I foolishly thought they would come to their senses.

Now they say they are going to double down on that terrible idea, and make a 3 day event. ROFL. With their server issues? That should be great.
 
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News Comments > Diablo Turns 20
4. Re: Diablo Turns 20 Jan 1, 2017, 17:07 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
nin wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 14:56:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 14:44:
Congrats, how much is the Necromancer DLC for D3 going to be?

I got the d3 itch again last week. Necro can't come soon enough. Guess I'll finally try seasons at least once, once they come to the ps4 (season 10, I believe).

I think they are aiming for 'late' 2017 for the Character pack with the Necromancer in it, but there is supposedly a somewhat large patch coming this month. A couple former D3 people I used to group with also got sucked in by this marketing, and will probably go back for awhile. Breaking up my Grim Dawn/KF2 groups!!

I cannot recommend Grim Dawn/Path of Exile enough though, if you are fiending for some ARPG gameplay. Either one is far superior to what Diablo 3 is now, in terms of complexity and class building. Of course D3 still has the best engine but... the rest is lacking.

All that said, I may eventually get the Necromancer, if they give 2 more character slots with that DLC, and the price isn't ridiculous. If I have to delete my mothballed characters, forget it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo Turns 20
1. Re: Diablo Turns 20 Jan 1, 2017, 14:44 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Congrats, how much is the Necromancer DLC for D3 going to be?
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 31, 2016, 18:05 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Nimh wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 13:57:
The choice of words being used is so critical to this story. The argument was whether they were involved in social engineering via. the selective release of leaks/emails/whatever during the campaign. Now that argument is whether they tampered with election equipment/process? Was anyone even trying to prove that one?

People are confusing stories here. The FBI/CIA/White House all claim that the DNC(Democratic National Committee) was hacked, particularly their email servers. They have ample proof, of which they have only made some parts public, so as to hopefully preserve future advantage.

Somehow, that got reported multiple times (incorrectly) that the election process itself was hacked by foreign powers. No official source has ever made that claim, aside from Donald Trump complaining about the election being rigged before voting commenced.

The released emails no doubt had influence on the election, but not directly on voting machines. Hacks on the Email servers, not directly on election machines, for the PURPOSE of influencing the election, is the claim by the FBI/White House/CIA.

The real wrinkle of course, is that most of these Diebold voting machines CAN be hacked pretty easily remotely or in person, as shown in the past 8-10 years(look up Diebold voting machines for most states basically), but that was not the claim that RUSSIA did it this particular year.

Anyway, welcome to the largest example of failed democracy(I know, democratic republic) in the world, if you live in the US.

The arstechnica article has claims by several security researchers (who do not have all the information the government agencies do) that the evidence is not concrete proof so far that Russia State agencies were responsible, but it's unrealistic to assume the public will ever get all the information the government has on the hacks.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2016, 22:41 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wow, I hope Mann's legal team fucking crucifies these assholes. No doubt this whole thing will get swept under the rug though, one way or another.  
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
11. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 13:46 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I loved the first Borderlands, got bored towards the end of Borderlands 2(didn't like their added grinding/limited boss killing crap), and I'm guessing they will somehow ruin Borderlands 3 with either MOBA aspects or even worse grinding mechanics.

It would not surprise me at all though if Borderlands 3 still sold millions of copies despite being complete shit.
 
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News Comments > DOUBLE DRAGON IV Next Month
5. Re: DOUBLE DRAGON IV Next Month Dec 26, 2016, 16:31 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hrm, sorry, can't go back to literally the exact same NES graphics after playing Double Dragon Neon!

On sale on Steam for like $2.49 by the way.

River City Ransom was one of my favorite NES games...I'll keep an eye on that revival version, in spite of the Facebook link.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 25, 2016, 16:16 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 15:21:
Warhammer End Times Vermintide is still at -66%. I'm really digging the game, probably the best buy I've made on Steam so far. Im enjoying this more than L4D, even though it lacks a Versus mode. Best part, you don't need to buy any of the DLC maps to play on them the DLC is only required if you want to host the games on those maps.

I'm sorely tempted, but I hear the grind is insane in that game, with randomized drops, etc. How badly do you feel that affects the game, if at all?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up
5. Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up Dec 25, 2016, 16:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
...I'm still looking forward to playing the single player game when it's finally released in 2022.

Total money spent on Star Citizen thus far: $0.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 9 Details
2. Re: Diablo III Season 9 Details Dec 24, 2016, 15:36 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Abandon Ship!

Head to Grim Dawn or Path of Exile, ARPG players. Either game is better at this point.

I'm also keeping an eye on Wolcen, hopefully that turns out awesome.

Salient point is, Blizzard has abandoned Diablo 3, and/or put their 5th or 6th stringers on it.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2016, 14:55 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I think it's not just hammering from the Steam sales, but they are also getting DDoSed.

Too many people using default passwords/never updating firmware on random Internet of Things crap that shouldn't be on the internet in the first place.
 
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News Comments > GRID for Free
2. Re: GRID for Free Dec 22, 2016, 21:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Very nice, Humble. I picked this up earlier today, whilst pondering the Steam sales.

For those of you concerned about giving your Steam info, you usually have to anyway for any Humble purchase that has Steam as a requirement.
 
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