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News Comments > Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet
11. Re: Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet Sep 15, 2015, 03:29 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 02:01:
Meh. More trolling for hype. The specs have to be 'ultra secret' shhh! It's not like this game is going to break any graphics benchmarks or win any beauty rewards....

Who's doing the trolling here? A PR manager interacting with fans on social media, or the gaming sites making news stories out of every errant sentence? I saw another similar waste of a headline earlier today, about him saying the following, like it's some grand revelation: "I think letting folks know our thoughts on [DLC] and how it fits into our post-launch plans is a good approach"

No shit? This changes everything! Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 20:34 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 19:42:
Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 11:19:
The future of food is vegetarianism.

And in that future you will have imitation hamburger meat that is made from plant proteins... Go nuts!

Er, had those for a few decades now.

I'm not talking about your granddad's cardboard veggie patties: http://i.imgur.com/LcbCImi.jpg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 19:05 jacobvandy
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 17:29:
Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace Donald Trump as Celebrity Apprentice host

Ironic that Donald Trump lost his job to an immigrant.

Not really... Trump is against illegal immigration, as any rational American should be. Ahnold is one of the ~80% of foreign-born residents that have gone through the proper channels to become a documented, naturalized citizen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2015, 14:13 jacobvandy
 
I wonder, would vegans have some excuse about not wanting to eat lab-grown meat, either, or could that be a whole new market? I think they could make a profit off of that £15 per kilo ($10.51 per lb.) concoction right now if they properly marketed it as cruelty-free, guilt-free, whatever-free meat.


Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 11:19:
The future of food is vegetarianism.

And in that future you will have imitation hamburger meat that is made from plant proteins... Go nuts!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 06:58 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 17:59:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 15:06:
I love all these new space movies, it's starting to become sort of a popular genre. Which is good.
The world is too focused on stupid shit and we need popular culture to get back into the space race mentality of funding space exploration.


Focused on bullshit like:
Everything on the television network: TLC
Everything religion orientated


And how is space exploration going to help us with the myriad problems we have on this planet right now? If it's privately funded, cool beams, but we've got a metric shit ton of more important stuff to be spending tax dollars on first.

Mainly, if we can find somewhere else to live on and/or extract resources from, we don't have to worry so much about destroying Earth.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piñatas
6. Re: GOG.com Indie Piñatas Sep 12, 2015, 15:26 jacobvandy
 
Wow... As I suspected, several of the titles coming out of these piñatas have actually been on sale for cheaper than $3 in the past. I don't see anything that could legitimately be called a $45 value, either. From the GOG forums:

1954 Alkatraz
Aarklash: Legacy
Blackwell Bundle
Dreamfall Chapters - Season Pass
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Eador Masters of the Broken World
FTL
Gods Will Be Watching Special Edition
Guacamelee
Halfway
Jazzpunk.
Legend of Grimrock
Lumino City
Machinarium Collector's Edition
Outlast
Randal's Monday
Republique (Standard Edition)
Shadow Warrior 2013
Shadowrun Returns
Shelter
Spelunky
Terraria
The Book Of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
The Last Federation
Volgarr the Viking
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Indie Piñatas
5. Re: Doh, ended up with games I already owned! Sep 12, 2015, 14:32 jacobvandy
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Sep 12, 2015, 14:16:
I bought 3 Pinatas...and ended up with 3 games I already owned on Steam.

Well, crap. That backfired.


Edit: Although, for the record, I got $30 worth of games for $9. So that's something at least.

The question is, are they games that could have otherwise been discounted by 70% anyway, like other stuff in the normal sale? Are these brand new $10 games you got for $3 each?

If not, it's pretty fuckin' dumb. I really hope this doesn't become a thing, as you're basically buying games on sale that not only will you probably not end up playing, but YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 11, 2015, 14:49 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 12:45:
Sigh. And while we are at it, how many refugees has the USA, cause of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria taken in again?

Frankly, the United States doesn't need any more of your tired, poor, huddled masses... We need to pry that shit off the Statue of Liberty ASAP. Put up a flashing neon NO VACANCY in its place. Sorry! We're full up because of all the goddamned squatters.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Sep 11, 2015, 13:41 jacobvandy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 10:17:
I don't really see a problem with it. He runs a popular channel and companies probably offer him money for coverage all the time. He didn't offer to give them positive coverage for the money or something slimy, just a guarantee that he would cover it in some way. It's a free market and there are many other Youtube channels to get coverage from. Way too many games on the market as it is and hes obviously trying to make a living producing Youtube content, time is money.

If they sent it into a TV station for free coverage it would go straight into the bin.

Personally I wouldn't ask an indie for that kind of money but I also don't have 2 million subscribers to my YT channel.

$22,000 for a few "talking points" and a link is not merely making a living... Anyone could bang that out in a 30-minute video over the course of a couple hours. Knock off a couple zeroes and it's more reasonable for the amount of time you have to (or get to, really) spend playing and talking about a fucking video game.

But I suppose if there are already other retarded indie devs offering similar amounts, resulting in that figure being in the ballpark for a "going rate," then the streamer isn't entirely to blame.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Strength Video
15. Re: Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Strength Video Sep 11, 2015, 04:37 jacobvandy
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 03:59:
As for character progression, neither Morrowind or Skyrim were good at that, mainly because the skill system is based on grinding rather than XP. As such, you can build a character that's a master of everything (and grandmaster of all the guilds). There is no meaningful choice when you can be good at everything. Forcing the player to specialize (and thus play a specific role) is the foundation of RPGs.

FWIW, it would seem that the changes they're making with FO4 should actually force more specialization than in FO3 or NV. If there are no skills to level up, you aren't compelled to max out INT on every character you play and hoard magazines to push all relevant ones to 100. If instead you have their functionality tied to perks that are gated by SPECIAL stats, you can't become good at everything. Well, unless it turns out there's a way to max out all of your attributes, I guess. Let's hope not.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Strength Video
1. Re: Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Strength Video Sep 10, 2015, 18:00 jacobvandy
 
This video is for people who've never played Fallout, in case anyone here wanted to save themselves the 2 1/2 minutes. No new info as it pertains to FO4.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 10, 2015, 14:33 jacobvandy
 
Lmao, serves him right for counting his chickens before they hatched... That guy was on Twitter two years ago hyping the return of Three Dog, and then just recently found out that they wrapped voice recording WITHOUT HIM from Bethesda's tweet on that subject. I don't really care either way, his character wasn't particularly important to my enjoyment of the game. I'm also hoping they expand on the radio content, though.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Mod & DLC Plans
11. Re: Fallout 4 Mod & DLC Plans Sep 9, 2015, 20:30 jacobvandy
 
Rhett wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 19:45:
jimnms wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 18:45:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 16:43:
Although the cynic in me wants to take a couple shots at the the "regular updates" and "DLC" sections, the fanboy in me is winning the battle and all I can really say is...

GIVE ME THE DAMN GAME ALREADY.

The cynical fanboy in me is saying this will be the worst Fallout yet. So far from what I've seen, voiced protagonist and limited dialog options, it looks like Fallout 4 will be more FPS like and less of an RPG.

I have to agree. It looks less sandbox-y, less random, more linearly-aimed. I'm not excited for it... Way more excited for XCOM 2!

WTF are you on about? He has a valid point with the dialog, but what previews have you seen to suggest any of what you're claiming? Everything they've shown so far points toward the game having more sandbox elements than ever before. Huge amount of crafting options, build-your-own settlements, SPECIAL stats can open up high-end perks right away, etc.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 9, 2015, 20:23 jacobvandy
 
You pretty much deserve to be blackmailed and have your phone held ransom if you're stupid enough to install a shady app straight from a banner ad on a free porn site and then give it admin rights... It doesn't mention that in this particular article, but I've heard a story second-hand about that being the way people are finding it, through Pornhub, et al. Stick to the Google Play store, people!  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 9, 2015, 18:56 jacobvandy
 
Well, it's obviously a placeholder figure for now, to be dialed in throughout weeks of internal and PTR play-testing. However, it's not as high as you think when it's only doing that damage to a single target. Several other sets put up damage numbers that aren't much lower, except on skills that can hit entire groups of mobs at once. You're just getting sticker shock from seeing it written out clearly on the tooltip.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Mod & DLC Plans
7. Re: Fallout 4 Mod & DLC Plans Sep 9, 2015, 18:39 jacobvandy
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 16:56:
Dunno how the modding scene will be for this. If you recall NV and even fallout 3 some of the more extensive mods required the script extender to work around the limits of the Game 'Bryo' engine. Maybe this new Fallout will not need something like that. If it does need need it you can count on console work around's to be harder to come by I think. So the Mod's might be limited in that respect.

This is the biggest obstacle for mods on consoles. Anything that does more than add/change some models or textures is going to require this third-party app that the consoles have no capability of supporting. Aside from that, they're almost definitely going to be restricting mods for content, because whether this will be handled in-game or through XBL/PSN, they can't allow nudity and whatnot to be available for download in association with their title. To do otherwise would be to accept an AO rating for the game, which they don't want to do for obvious reasons.

My guess is there will be a submission process, which due to quality control requirements and/or man-power limitations will result in very few mods making the cut, relative to the volume that is out there for download on the Nexus and Steam Workshop. And there's a 50-50 chance they'll try to charge for them and profit share with the authors, to create an incentive for modders on PC to even bother with going through all that nonsense to get their stuff on consoles. Unless they go above and beyond and cherry-pick mods on their own to make available for all platforms, but then you'd have people (wrongfully) bitching up and down about their work being stolen.

So no matter what, I'm interested to see the fireworks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 9, 2015, 14:17 jacobvandy
 
I agree F&R or other damage-centric rings should be reworked to bring more options to ring slots, but Furnace is hardly the end-all, be-all anymore. It's a quick and easy add-on if you already had a build before 2.3 that works well and could make use of the damage as a cherry on top, but several builds now are making use of other legendary weapon combinations that weren't possible before and vastly overpower that measly 50% elite damage. Take the new Monk build with SSS and EP, using two fists and a daibo in the cube, or the Carnevil WD having two ceremonial knives.

Here's a cool tidbit from that Q&A, they're working on a revamp for the crappiest DH set of all time:

The Shadow's Mantle set is the redesign that I'm the most excited about for 2.4 so far. The idea of a melee-weapon oriented build that doesn't involve bows / xbows has always been in the back of my mind. Here's what it currently looks like:

2pc - While equipped with a melee weapon, all damage is increased by 1000%.

4pc - Shadow Power gains all runes and lasts forever.

6pc - Impale deals 30000% weapon damage to the first enemy it hits.

The idea is that the set is extremely strong on single-target damage, but weak on AoE. To help with that, a new dagger will have the power "Every second, the damage of your next Fan of Knives is increased by 250-300%." To help with movement, a pair of bracers has the power: "After using Impale, Vault costs no resource for 2 seconds." That item will allow you to Vault into position to Impale the high-value targets.

Additionally, we're also allowing Demon Hunters to use melee weapons with quivers because the fantasy of this quick-moving assassin build is about speed, not walking around with a shield ;)
 
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News Comments > SMITE on Steam
5. Re: SMITE on Steam Sep 8, 2015, 20:26 jacobvandy
 
shihonage wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 20:04:
Tribes Never Forget

Funny you should mention that, as they just announced they're working on a new patch for Tribes: Ascend. Better late than never, I guess, even if it is a last hurrah thing before they shelve it for good.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone Preorders
6. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone Preorders Sep 8, 2015, 19:02 jacobvandy
 
jimnms wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 18:22:
The "season pass" includes the two planned DLC for $25, and this one is $10 without the discount. Is the next DLC is going to cost more? If not, it will be cheaper to buy them individually.

The second one is supposed to be much larger, so I'm pretty sure it'll be $20 or more by itself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2015, 11:58 jacobvandy
 
DRAGON'S DOGMA COMING TO PC IN JANUARY!!!  
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