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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Nov 17, 2016, 22:29 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Of course Idris Elba, he's arguably one of the best actors alive. He also benefitted from whatever superb English acting factory they have over there. Just look at all the roles in TV and movies that go to English actors, regardless of skin color. US actors in general seem to have much weaker acting skills, regardless of fame.

Step up your game, American actors!

Idris Elba for James Bond.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 17:13 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 16:51:
That "How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts" was a morose read especially Scott Stevens' story. I pray none of you ever get to that level of addiction with anything, including video games.


...too late... far too late.

Also, mmmm... baklava... *drool* -Home Simpson
 
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News Comments > The Dwarves Trailer
1. Re: The Dwarves Trailer Nov 17, 2016, 12:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This game looks somewhat interesting. You've got my attention at the very least, if you have a 4+ person party based, isometric(-ish) fantasy or sci-fi combat heavy game... I'll read up on The Dwarves a bit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 11:25 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 10:41:
I respect the intellectualism here more than any other online discussion forum.

Here are some questions:

Is this new administration going to suppress civil liberties? Will its ideology and staff choices be an enabler for hate groups and extremist individuals to discriminate against people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and minorities? Will it normalize acts of bullying? Will it reverse years of climate change policy? Will it cooperate with known oppressive governments? Or all these published articles and debates a bunch of hype brought about by major news and media outlets to increase ratings?


Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
Debatable. There is always going to be hype; we live in the era of 24 hour news networks(and really we're in the twilight of those now) so most of them will say anything for ratings. But I don't think it's possible to be too apprehensive or concerned about what a far right, openly racist, openly bigoted, proudly ignorant group of people are going to do, when they control all branches of government.

This is truly a nightmare scenario for the vast majority of Americans, whether they realize it yet or not. There is already one Trump groupie who worked for one the pro-Trump PACs, Carl Higbie who used the 'precedent' of Japanese Internment Camps as basis for creating a federal registry for Muslim immigrants.

Of course, anybody with any understanding of history should already know the internment camps were the literal definition of racist/bigoted hysteria, but that apparently excludes most Trump supporters.

It'll take awhile for it to really sink in, how fucked this country truly is, especially since most people apparently get their news from fake stories published on Facebook now, but it'll happen eventually.

But it's not all bad, there some good games coming out!

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: 'No Man's Sky' Designer Quietly Leaves Hello Games To Work On 'Star Citizen' Nov 16, 2016, 22:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Ugh... can the drama around No Man's Sky and Star Citizen get any more insane?

I feel your pain, Space sim fans. At least there's still Elite:Dangerous and House of the Dying Sun.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
26. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 16, 2016, 15:08 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 20:20:
Speaking of annoyances, those pop ups prompting you to update your video card driver before it let's you launch the game does bug the shit out of me.
It doesn't even let me start the game without running the stupid video card driver update.

Yes, this is ridiculously annoying. Apparently there is also a bug in the newest Nvidia driver, 375.86?(from 11/15/2016). Luckily, you can install somewhat older drivers and still run the game, but one more minor annoyance tossed onto the pile for BF1.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
9. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 16, 2016, 14:47 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Bleh, I have to wonder what the hell EA/DICE was thinking with more than a few of the decisions for this game.

Admins should be allowed to be ban people. The End. Of course there will be Badmins, but the majority of the time, currently, servers get wrecked by 1 or 2 cheaters, blatantly cheating, and there is literally nothing to do but report them to EA and hope they get banned in about three weeks.

I've seen only a few blatant cheates so far(100% Aimbot, damage mod, etc.) but nobody can even ban them... beyond frustrating. That sort of thing kills my whole desire to play for a couple days usually.

I agree with the entire list, really, even though some could lead to some nonsense or abuse.

Also, DICE... hopefully you disable the auto-hide of text chat in an upcoming patch (I'm downloading the current one as I type this), because holy shit, new players don't even KNOW they are missing squad/team chat. Infuriating!
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer
1. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Trailer Nov 16, 2016, 14:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Looking good, Torment... looking real good.

Although, the animation looks a bit slow, feels like that'll make fights take forever with those (somewhat) slow animations.

A veritable feast of RPGs in the coming months though!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2016, 21:58 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
nin wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 21:51:
Kinda bummed we might not get a sequel...


Whoa, really? I thought it made like $400 million in China alone, or something?

I swear I read something about it doing amazing overseas, although not so good in the US.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 15, 2016, 21:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Perhaps because I went in with almost no expectations at all, I thought it was okay... reasonably good, even, considering it is a video game movie.

Also, Paula Patton makes a damned sexy orc.

It made enough money that hopefully they can get a tighter script together for the next one. They'll certainly have the money (and a couple years' worth of improvements) for the CGI.


 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
6. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 12:35 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Biggest hassle with Battlefield 1:

By default, Teamchat is hidden. Along with the Kill Feed(X shot Y with Zgun), new players have like 40% of the feedback from previous battlefield games, or any shooter.

Of course, veteran players find and enable the teamchat, but it's so painfully obvious that a lot of newer players simply have no clue their team is shouting at them over teamchat to do something.

Unbelievably bad decision by DICE for that default setting.

Aside from that, the game is relatively bug free, balance isn't terrible, and the game is still a fun Battlefield experience. Some minor tweaks to some weapons here and there and it'll be great.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 13, 2016, 22:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
bingus wrote on Nov 13, 2016, 19:39:
It feels a bit more streamlined than PoE. Almost dumbed down.

I don't mind it, but its no Baldurs.

This is a fair criticism; I'm more in the mood to go back and replay Pillars of Eternity than I am to finish Tyranny at this point.

So far it feels like they spent way too many development resources on the combo system(in combat) between companions and the PC, and those abilities simply take too long anyway, for not enough pay off.

Interesting universe, but definitely a far lower budget project than PoEt, and hopefully far lower budget than Torment.

EDIT**Disclaimer* I've played through PoEt twice already, have two more games, Ranger and Cipher, that I put on hold at about 30% or so through, gathering dust. Pillars is great.

 
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News Comments > Tyranny Released
23. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 11, 2016, 14:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I played pretty much all night last night, aside from breaks to eat and go work out.

I'm towards the end of the first area... hrm can't discuss too much without plot spoilers.

Suffice to say, I find the game very enjoyable, with a pretty decent plot, and some decent plot choices to make so far. Graphics are excellent, sound is excellent, what voice acting there is, is very good.

There is a LOT of text, but I enjoy reading it so that's not really a negative for me.

4 Man party (so far?), reasonably good combat, but a similar issue to Pillars of Eternity, where most enemies will immediately target your weakest character(at least on Hard), aka spellcasters. With a 4 person party you are definitely limited in viable party composition, I think. I did most of the first chapter with a tank, two dps, one mage, and started playing with tank, dps, two mages at the end of the first zone. Two mages seems to be a mistake so far, will re-evaluate with higher level mages.

I found my first bug: If you try to swap a shield by putting the new shield directly onto the old shield(as you can do with any weapon), the OLD shield will VANISH from the game. This is repeatable, but avoidable, by just unequipping the old shield first, then putting the new one in the empty slot.

Design decisions for the most part seem to be good. I would have preferred a 6 man party, but oh well.

Slight plot spoiler: I think I may have found the 'good' path towards the end of the first chapter, or at least as good as it gets. Seems like it may cost you a companion though?

TL;DR: It's very good, slight bugs, very interesting, text heavy rpg. Feels like I'll easily get the $45 price worth out of it.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Released
11. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 10, 2016, 23:16 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 10, 2016, 22:52:
Anyone heard if it's actually possible to play good in this game? I still don't know to much about it. Once I heard you play as evil, sort of turned off to it. Wonder if there's a Let's Play youtube of someone trying to play good.

Too early to tell if it ever lets you play outright 'Good' in the game, but there have already been plenty of less murder, more Order type choices. So far I am trying to ride herd on the various psychopathic members of the army, aka prevent them from immediately killing every civilian they encounter(dialogue options) etc. But the companions seem to be definitely more on the evil side of the coin.

It may be that all you can do in the end is try to uphold the Tyrant's Law, fair but harsh justice, etc. Penalty for most crimes seems to be death or slavery.

 
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News Comments > Tyranny Released
4. Re: Tyranny Released Nov 10, 2016, 21:23 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Check back, it's downloadable now from Gog, Gog Galaxy and (probably) Steam.

So far, it's pretty good, and I am somewhat shocked to say, seemingly bug... free? Clearly we've already established the Universe has gone mad (Cubs win, Trump Presidency, etc.) but I have yet to encounter any major bugs in the game, about 2 hours in.

I'm already thinking I should have gone with a Javelin/Shield focused guy with maybe 2h as backup, my Dual Wield/Bow guy is a bit squishy.

Playing on Hard, didn't record my Conquest settings, but tried to stay in the middle on influence, not too much to the Disfavored or Horde(?) sides, neutral evil to maybe neutral, in another gaming universe. In spite of that, two towns/cities got blown up by my choices.

Interesting design so far, very interesting.

Be warned, there is a lot of text, and limited voice over, from what I've seen so far, if text turns you off.

*EDIT* Horde -> Scarlet Chorus, they just have hordes of low skill infantry.

This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2016, 21:56.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2016, 11:56 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That's what you get doing protest votes, write-in candidates for president, or voting for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.

Florida, for example, was decided by less than the percentage of votes given to alternative party candidates. Nice work.

Of course the real blame lies with the people who got suckered in by Trump's racist tirades, but what can you do; people are ignorant.

Now the only question is, what country will be least affected by Trump's presidency? Norway? Belize? Questions, questions...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Nov 8, 2016, 10:41 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I understand why you guys did that, truly, but sarcastic/protest votes are how people like Trump sneak into office when they should have had no chance at winning.

I hope not too many people do what you did, although I already know quite a few people that probably will.

This election will determine how much drinking I do in the immediate future.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 Videos
1. Re: Resident Evil 7 Videos Nov 8, 2016, 10:38 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Can't really tell too much from these short clips, but I swear that indie game, Outlast, had an almost identical sequence with somebody in a wheelchair at one point.

I'm still interested, I just hope there is enough firepower later in game to make up for that anemic pistol sound.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 7, 2016, 22:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Key takeaway from that video: it's a clip from the upcoming Planet Earth II, looking forward to that with great anticipation!

Also, please be on Netflix or Amazon Prime sooner rather than later, some of us have cut cable, BBC.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 7, 2016, 20:54 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Racist options for Facebook users? You don't say. That's basically Facebook and Twitter's main demographic at this point, right?
 
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