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News Comments > DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan
13. Re: DOOM @ 200 FPS Under Vulkan May 9, 2016, 11:37 Jivaro
Garth...there is a block system. Has been for some time. Click on the person's username and on the screen that pops up you will see a hyperlink called "ignore user". It's self explanatory from there.

edit: as Redeye just posted..

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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
28. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 16:58 Jivaro
Suppa7 wrote on May 6, 2016, 16:47:
Yifes wrote on May 6, 2016, 15:06:
Another dumbass analysis. Name one multiplayer FPS from the 90s that had melee tanks with AOE shields, Pudge hooks, time rewinds, ultimates etc. If Suppa was talking about cars he'd think he's seen it all after the invention of the model T.

There was all sorts of crazy shit in the mod community if you ever played anything besides bog standard games you'd know that. You come off as another retard. Overwatch is the ultimate newbie game. Everything you mentioned makes it sound cool but doesn't mean shit because the game is so console-ized. AKA 1 weapon carry limits, infinite ammo, instant kill ultimates. That screams "newbie game" in a nutshell.

Your comparison is not an apt one, what about overwatch is new in terms of fps games? Not anything. No level editors, forced online matchmaking, drm, oh and a full price tag. It screams that the people that love it are part of the retard set. If overwatch was the 2nd coming it'd be able to be modded and not just another tf2+ moba clone hybrid. I swear the love for moba's/always online/f2p has just gotten out of control. You are not part of my generation, or if you were you were part of the stupid half feeding mmo scamware of the 90's that lead to drm/steam and having our rights taken away as gamers.

20 years from 1995 gaming has gone backwards in time, locking down everything on the other side of the internet and trying to turn games into broadcast tv with no level editors, buying skins for a game you'd never own and a game totally controlled to drip feed content to retarded mouthbreathers like you.

You forgot to finish with "GET OFF MY LAWN!"
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News Comments > Paragon Trailer
2. Re: Paragon Trailer May 6, 2016, 15:00 Jivaro
First MOBA I have found to be fun...which either means its a fantastic MOBA or it's a crap MOBA since I obviously wouldn't be an authority on the genre given that I don't play them very often.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
21. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 14:24 Jivaro
nin wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:41:
I'll check it out tonight when I get home from work.
I have the beta installed but didn't really screw around with custom games, only did a match vs Ai and online against human players.

Please keep us posted - if it has full bot support, I might check it out.


I just logged in and checked and you do not get xp for custom games, full of bots or full of humans. You only get xp for:

1) "Play vs AI" which a team full of random humans against a bot team of either easy, medium, of high skill bots.
2) The "weekly brawl" mode, which is a humans against humans match featuring various rule changes. (for example, today's rule is that every time you respawn you are a different hero)
3) Quick Play, which is what most would call "normal mode". Humans vs humans, normal rules and modes.

Honestly, I am not a big fan of random online multiplayer, just in general. I like MMOs that allow for single player leveling and foster strong guild populations where I get to pick who I have my online experience with. I like shooters that allow me to pick who I am playing with. Needless to say, the online gaming revolution has left me more than a bit disappointed. All of that said, "Play vs AI" has been a blast for me as I learn the various ins and outs of the game and the rather large variety of characters. Long term, I will either get bored of the game or I will take what I have learned and go play against teams of people....but in the meantime I feel like even in the beta I am getting my moneys worth out of the Play vs AI mode.

Keep in mind, I am of the opinion that if I play a 50-60 dollar game for a couple hours a day, on and off, for a week or two....I got my moneys worth out of it. I love games like Skyrim where 300+ hours is considered a minimum, but video games are one of the few forms of entertainment I enjoy where 50-60 bucks will keep me occupied for longer than one evening. That's kind of how I view things just in general with this hobby, so if you have a different approach keep that in mind when I say things like "I got my moneys worth". With this particular game, I find myself liking it much more than I thought I would given my distaste for most modern shooters. Same goes for Paragon, a game from a genre that I historically dislike greatly. Sometimes video games just click with a person and it can be hard to put a finger on why that is.
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
13. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 13:39 Jivaro
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:33:

Do you still earn game xp and level up and stuff in custom games?

now that I don't know the answer to.
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch
8. Re: Overwatch Beta Not Changing Much for Launch May 6, 2016, 13:22 Jivaro
SpectralMeat wrote on May 6, 2016, 13:02:
sauron wrote on May 6, 2016, 12:57:
Can you run a full match with just one human player and the remainder bots on the human player's team and the opposition team?

Not as far as I know.

Yes you can, use the custom game setup.
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases
11. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood with DOOM Pre-Purchases May 4, 2016, 12:00 Jivaro
34 gigs is pretty standard for the AAA games that I have purchased over the last year or two. I hadn't really given it much thought because I don't have an enforced cap, but I guess that would suck for some folks. That's too bad that you have to factor that into the decision to purchase a game, particularly since the size of the download won't necessarily have anything to do with the quality of the game.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Free Trial
2. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Free Trial May 4, 2016, 11:55 Jivaro
For me, Battlefront is fun with what it has....unfortunately it is what it doesn't have that makes it such a disappointment. It looks pretty, I like the gameplay feel, etc. The fact that it doesn't have a true single player campaign of any kind and the lack of any kind of space combat just stands out like a horse in an office building.

Maybe with a Battlefield game you can get away with leaving certain things out but if you are going to put the name Battlefront on the title and use the Star Wars franchise...I think you need to give the fans more of what they want if you expect them to be happy with the final product.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2016, 17:17 Jivaro
Utah, Florida, and New Jersey....if crazy is going to happen, it happens in one of those states first. Texas gets an honorable mention. New York and California are in a special category called "harmless crazy". Nude uni-cyclists downtown just aren't the same kind of crazy.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 2, 2016, 11:19 Jivaro
I am pretty sure that the current version of the law was passed in 2011, which is also the first year the theater was fined for violating the law. So no..they can't blame it on being an old law. It really does seem that Utah doesn't have a way to ban the movie so they are going to find a way to censor it by using some ridiculous alcohol law that I am not really convinced was written with this type of thing in mind.

I hope the place wins their challenge, but honestly, I don't think they will. I am not a lawyer but it seems well within a state's right to enforce this type of law, even if it is ridiculous. Their best hope seems to be going after that vagueness thing. After a quick scan I can confirm that the "Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Act" is incredibly vague for such a huge document. Usually when I am reading a proposed law or ordnance before an election or vote I start skimming because the details are heavy, making it hard to keep some things straight and causing the document to bloat. In this case I started skimming because there are whole lot of really vague and very generalized sentences that bloat this document to a size that is really unnecessary given it's actual content. I guess that makes it perfect when it comes to agenda based enforcement since there is so much that is open to interpretation.
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed
5. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Announced; CoD4 Remaster Confirmed May 2, 2016, 11:00 Jivaro
For the first time since the first CoD, I am actually interested. I am cynical and I will need to see a great more of the actual gameplay...but that trailer did grab my attention.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season Six Begins
8. Re: Diablo III Season Six Begins May 1, 2016, 12:26 Jivaro
According to the launch week article in Gamespot, Blizzard said they sold 2.7 million copies of RoS in the first week. That, at the time, was 20% of the user base. This was all back in April 2014. They are up to over 30 million owners of Diablo 3 now, which means the user base has doubled in the last 2 years. I highly doubt they doubled the user base and didn't sell a single copy of the expansion in the last two years, which is what it would take for RoS to only be owned by 10% of the user base. In fact, I would bet that nearly all of the sales from 20 million to 30 million included the expansion either in the "Ultimate Evil Edition" for consoles or separately on PC.

When a game nearly doubles the sales of it's predecessor (Diablo 2 and it's expansion sold a little over 17 million across all platforms) and it's made by a company with a history of multiple expansions across multiple franchises...I think it's completely realistic to not only hope for but expect at least a 2nd expansion. If not more.

The fact is that the expansion saved the game. Sure, some people had already washed their hands of it, and that is fair enough. The truth however is that RoS dug Blizzard out of a huge hole with the fans. The longevity of the game is thanks to the expansion. That longevity has made it possible for the game to be introduced to a whole new generation of fans who have many more games and platforms competing for their attention than either of the first two games had to worry about. Beyond that, they made a ton of money doing it. To me, it's not IF there will be another expansion, it's WHEN. Why not make one when you have 30 million potential customers? It's a busy year for nearly every franchise they have and they are releasing a new franchise soon. I am not surprised we haven't heard anything yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if we hear something after Legion launches.

Mind you, I am not saying you have to like the game or that they didn't fuck up the initial release or anything along those lines. I am just saying, this is the reality. The game and it's expansion are a huge success by any sales based measure and the entire mood and attitude among the community has completely flipped since the release of the expansion. "Releasing" Jay Wilson from the Diablo 3 team probably didn't hurt either. From a business perspective, I am not sure why you wouldn't release another expansion. I mean, it doesn't just help the D3 business. It has the potential to grow the Heroes of the Storm business as well right? The current generation of consoles have at least another 3-5 years in them and there was over a decade between D2 and D4 isn't coming anytime soon. You could argue that the cost effective way to maintain the momentum is to keep the expansions coming, WoW style, for the foreseeable future.

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News Comments > Battleborn Motion Comic
12. Re: Battleborn Motion Comic Apr 26, 2016, 01:26 Jivaro
I played in the betas for Battleborn, Doom, and Overwatch recently. For Battleborn I actually did it on both PC and PS4. I agree that a person could buy all of them and that there is no reason to choose. I also agree that Battleborn isn't really the same type of game as Overwatch. Neither is Doom for that matter, which is fortunate since the multiplayer beta entertained me but doesn't really seemed to have entertained too many others.

All of that said, I couldn't get into Battleborn. Whatever people are liking about it was lost on me. My first impressions of the gameplay were that it was slow and uninspired. I will admit that I didn't give it the same amount of time that I gave Doom or Overwatch, but that was because I just didn't want to. I just didn't find it fun. I wanted to give Doom more time because of my rose-tinted memory goggles and I gave Overwatch all the time I could because that game is freaking fun.

I am going to give Battleborn another look later though. It has many strengths and perhaps as the beta continues and I try some more of the available content I will find whatever it is that so many of you seem to like about it.
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News Comments > John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter
33. Re: John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Apr 26, 2016, 01:14 Jivaro
I think I might be the lone John Romero fanboy here. I am actually a pretty big fan of both him and his wife, and some of that has to do with their work in the video game industry and some of that has to do with some stuff related to their work at the University of California at Santa Cruz. I have always liked Adrian's work as well. I also don't mind that they want to go the Kickstarter route, which apparently also puts me in the minority here. If I were them, at this stage of their careers, I wouldn't want to be under a publisher's thumb either.

I was wondering if a project was coming when John and Brenda started selling a bunch of their stuff and moved to Europe's equivalent of Silicon Valley, Ireland. Game looks fun, it looks well thought out, and I haven't done a new Kickstarter for a while so I have some play money to lose...I am in. Hopefully I will be happily playing Blackroom in 2018 and not coming back at the end of May to post that my first failed Kickstarter has occurred.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2016, 10:22 Jivaro
jdreyer wrote on Apr 23, 2016, 16:32:
BobBob wrote on Apr 23, 2016, 14:22:
Tourist season is starting early. Beach is getting packed with obnoxious Bluetooth speaker, rule disobeying, and smoking out of towners. Time for Plan B - riding to secret and locals only spots.

We have tourists year round here, so the anti-smoking and noise laws are both strong and enforced. I would have thought Cali would have similar.

It depends on what part of California and what town/area you are in. The tourists get away with behavior in SF that if they tried it in Napa Valley would get them arrested. Than again, as any SF native will tell you, the residents of SF are kinda tourist deaf. The tourists are like the traffic...always there, always loud, and there is never a cop around when you need one.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 20, 2016, 09:43 Jivaro
I was all set to cut the cord last year and than a glaring coverage hole appeared in a genre of TV that I am watching 50% of the time the TV is on....sports. I live in an area where using a HD antennae to get the local channels with the major networks won't work. The reception is horrible. I can't believe I am saying this, but the best deal for me if I were to cut the cord would be to get Playstation Vue and pair it up with Netflix and Prime. Maybe Hulu as well, I am not sure. Vue is the only solution that seems to get me access to the local stations with my local sports teams.

The problem with all of that is this all becomes more expensive and 10x more complicated than having Comcast do both my TV and my Internet. Not having access to the sporting events I want to watch, and specifically the local sporting events most commonly shown on the local broadcast channels, is a deal breaker for me. I have to be able to watch the Warriors, Raiders, 49ers, Earthquakes, Bears, Cardinals, etc etc. It is literally 50% of the reason I own a TV. Any solution that doesn't guarantee me the same access I get with Comcast isn't really worth it, even if it's cheaper. Even free TV without sports doesn't mean anything to me.

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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Extended
9. Re: DOOM Open Beta Extended Apr 18, 2016, 02:19 Jivaro
*shrug* I had fun. My preference would be that they get rid of loadouts completely, I think melee animations should be interruptable, and I think player movement needs to speed up a tad. All minor things that could easily change as a result of a beta like this, and they didn't keep me from having a good time with it overall.

I found myself using a custom loadout with a shotgun and a rocket launcher most of the time. The maps favored the shotgun but my own playstyle seemed to favor the rocket launcher. Probably because of all the time I spent playing Quake2 Rocket Arena. Some folks liked the lightning gun, I myself found it under-powered. I only managed to run around as the demon for the full duration twice, but I have to say...that's some fun right there...particularly when you get to take on the entire other team all at once.

The multiplayer is completely bonus material to me, so maybe that's why I am not so harsh with my judgement. I didn't expect to like it at all based on my dislike for just about every multiplayer shooter made in the last 5-6 years. I wouldn't even be able to make a good comparison with it and Halo or COD because I haven't played either since their original games. I lost interest after being disappointed with their sequels. If this game is taking bits of those games, it would appear that I am okay with whatever those bits are.

As I said before, I am pretty sure I am going to get my moneys worth out of this and Overwatch (which I loved). I tried Battleborn earlier today and came away less impressed. I only tried one character so I will reserve judgement for now...maybe try some of the other tomorrow.

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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 21:24 Jivaro
screw it..I just can't find enough effort to contribute to the conversation. I have art to go make while suffering....or something.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 16:13 Jivaro
Yeah, I was pretty happy with the balancing as well. I would be interested to hear specifically what balancing issues there were.  
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Opens
44. Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 16, 2016, 21:05 Jivaro
Slick wrote on Apr 16, 2016, 07:03:
Jivaro wrote on Apr 15, 2016, 15:50:
Spent time with both Doom and Overwatch this morning. I had fun with both. Probably will get both. For whatever reason both of these clicked with me. Been a long time since I played a multiplayer shooter and actually enjoyed it. I am going to get a lot of hours out of both of these.

for me it's a toss up between battleborn and overwatch. i was originally going the overwatch route, but battleborn is just more fun I think...

You aren't the first person I heard that from in the last few days. I haven't been interested in Battleborn previously, the videos I have seen have done nothing for me, but with all the chatter I should probably at least give it a look.
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