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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 26, 2017, 21:45 jacobvandy
 
I posted earlier about Amazon UK pre-orders (sold out in about 45 minutes), but here are the placeholders for Amazon US and Best Buy if you want to keep an eye on them:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0721GGGS9/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-entertainment-system-snes-classic-edition/5919830.p
 
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Launched
6. Re: Secret World Legends Launched Jun 26, 2017, 14:00 jacobvandy
 
Why are they waiting more than a month to put it on Steam?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 26, 2017, 13:50 jacobvandy
 
SNES Classic/Mini coming out in three months, with never before released Star Fox 2: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/879369032947847168

Amazon UK, PAL version pre-orders (people say to ignore the warning, it will ship to US): https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B071G84PFQ/

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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto OpenIV Returns
6. Re: Grand Theft Auto OpenIV Returns Jun 24, 2017, 16:06 jacobvandy
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 15:17:
NetHead wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 11:05:
You'd think by now, long before now, the companies, bean counter and other suits doing game "design" and making decisions at these big places would realise that mod support official or not helps their games sell because it helps create a community and fans, benefiting the entire franchise and more.


Man you are pretty clueless. Once gamers bought into Steam and mmo's, they emboldened the corporate world to take software away from running on your computer. The fact is the average gamer is dumb as a bag of hammers.

Many modern games are cut into two pieces and part of the code his held hostage on a computer at corporate HQ to function. Most gamers are computer illiterate and stupid as to how the corporate world works.

Corporations are not your friends, they will do any criminal/underhanded thing if they believe it will make them more money.

The last 20 years have one of your rights being taken away and the entire software ecosystem being re-engineered so you have no rights to the product you are buying.

I don't disagree that we have no rights to software, but that has nothing to do with digital. There was always a licensing agreement, always the mile-long terms of use that nobody ever read... They just didn't have the technological ability to enforce it like they do now. Getting away with stuff they couldn't stop you from doing is not the same as having the right to do that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2017, 11:38 jacobvandy
 
I didn't watch the whole video, but it did look like they were reaching on a lot of them. There's a difference between "product placement" and just allowing the brands and logos that are everywhere in real life to be on screen.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 23, 2017, 00:55 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 22, 2017, 21:26:
Wow, Darwin award for animals needed. Luckily no humans were killed chasing after that stupid mini-dog, ugh.


Humans really shouldn't be swerving out into traffic chasing after a pet like that. They could have easily been hit and possibly killed, especially with half their attention on filming the whole thing. Luckily, in that hypothetical situation, the driver would have photographic proof that he was not at fault!
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
13. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 22, 2017, 14:31 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, it can be frustrating, but no online service pays for the extra server capacity to smoothly handle exponential edge cases like this. It's a massive waste of money when you already have more than enough hamsters to handle the load 95% of the time. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but after so many years I've learned not to bother trying to shop in the first couples hours of the sale launching. That's part of why they got rid of the limited-time deals... There's no reason to rush in right away, all the savings will still be there later today, tomorrow, next week, etc.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2017, 13:07 jacobvandy
 
Meanwhile, it's been 105+ every day this week around here, and the same or even worse elsewhere in the southwest US (upward of 120). If you're in a place where you don't see much heat, you'll see droves of people moving there to escape hot weather before such temperatures fully spread.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week
5. Re: Diablo III Rise of the Necromancer Rises Next Week Jun 20, 2017, 22:29 jacobvandy
 
Yep, Necro is definitely a lot of fun. If you need to justify the price somehow, recall that the expansion cost $40 to add Act V, level cap increase, and Crusader... This time we just get the new class. Regardless, I have no problem throwing them a few more dollars for the couple thousand hours I've gotten out of this game.  
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News Comments > HITMAN Free Sample [Updated]
19. Re: HITMAN Episode 1 for Free Jun 20, 2017, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
Okay, I think I got it... You don't really get Episode 1 for free, you get the prologue/tutorial section. The real meat of the first episode, Paris, is not included, at least not for PC (seeing some reports they do get the whole ep on consoles). I'm gonna pass.  
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News Comments > HITMAN Free Sample [Updated]
17. Re: HITMAN Episode 1 for Free Jun 20, 2017, 20:44 jacobvandy
 
So does anybody know where we go to get Episode 1 for free? All I see on the Steam store page is an all-inclusive bundle for sale, or everything *except* Episode 1 available separately as DLC. Looks like there's a demo, but that's not it, right? I mean, I thought they're giving away part of the real game... Are they having issues and it's not really available yet, or what?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2017, 13:51 jacobvandy
 
I used to do an acre with a motorized push mower every week and that was bad enough... Any more than that and you're going to want something you can sit on and drive around.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto Reviews Crash; GTA Online Cheat Killed Jun 18, 2017, 13:53 jacobvandy
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 13:30:
Quinn wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 13:23:
Fucking drama queens. Them losers been playing that game every fucking day since it came out for PC. This is the kind of shit that has Rockstar flip the PC off for.

So you're against gamers voicing their discontent when a developer kills mods in order to juice more money out of the customers? You like all these microtransactions and day one DLC bs? Because it happened when gamers didn't say anything. Who cares if Rockstar puts their game on PC or not. We've got infinite good games to play, we don't need to bend over for them.

Voice it all you want, but it has nothing to do with game itself. Reviews aren't there for angry nerds and their bandwagoning circlejerks trying to "stick it to the man." They're for telling people your opinion of the game. This type of pointless nonsense (along with the retarded memes and other jokes so often voted "most helpful") is why a lot of people don't bother reading Steam reviews at all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2017, 14:18 jacobvandy
 
Fion wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 13:26:
Ah man this 'solar paint' is going to be debunked as badly as solar roads did.

Why is it called 'solar paint' when it creates hydrogen from water vapor? This is like that sports water bottle that refills itself from the moisture in the air.

I see you made it to the second sentence of the article, however the answer to your question is in the fifth. Just a little further!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 14, 2017, 00:50 jacobvandy
 
I'm not so sure it'll be quite that long, IIRC Retro Studios has been working on something we don't know about since they finished their last Donkey Kong. Regardless, I'm hoping they release the Prime Trilogy again (would be the third time, lol) to tide us over until then!  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 and Beta Access with 1080 Cards
2. Re: Destiny 2 and Beta Access with 1080 Cards Jun 14, 2017, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
And playing with a gamepad to boot, yuck... The main reason I'm interested in it coming to PC is NOT having to do that. Shame on you, GeForce video maker guy. Fucking shame!  
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News Comments > Beyond Good and Evil 2 Trailers
5. Re: Beyond Good and Evil 2 Trailers Jun 12, 2017, 23:19 jacobvandy
 
I don't know anything about the franchise, but it is certainly odd to name a prequel as if it's a sequel.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Announced
1. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Announced Jun 12, 2017, 23:06 jacobvandy
 
I had about 10 seconds of hope when they debuted this trailer, that we might actually see something new in the series rather than yet another remaster...  
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Announced
9. Re: Metro Exodus Announced Jun 12, 2017, 12:39 jacobvandy
 
Everyone loves to hate on MS, but you gotta hand it to them here... Their Play Anywhere initiative and push for 4K+ with the xXBONEXx is working to elevate cross-platform titles like this to levels far beyond what we'd otherwise get to see. This new Metro along with Anthem are the two I'm most looking forward to, but AFAIK every single thing they showed at their conference yesterday is also going to be on PC. "Exclusive" to them these days means simply "not on PlayStation," and I admit, it's kind of nice.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced
6. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced Jun 12, 2017, 12:29 jacobvandy
 
The combat is definitely different, they're going a more RPG route with floating damage numbers, random loot drops, and enemies of varying level that may be too strong to confront when you first encounter them. Historical accuracy in technology is not going to be a limiting factor, either, since you're playing a magi who can apparently do mystical shit like guide an arrow in flight, Yondu-style.

Here's the real gameplay they showed yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX0fd4q0baQ
 
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