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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
27. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jul 18, 2015, 02:16 jacobvandy
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 18, 2015, 00:52:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 23:28:
Wasn't all this shown a few weeks back?

No, this video has some new footage.

It was new the morning after the game was announced, when they showed it again during the MS conference. This is that exact demo reel.

It seems the industry on the whole likes to recycle this stuff a month later, putting out official clean video of what they showed in LA.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
21. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jul 18, 2015, 00:38 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 23:26:
The Fahking Powah Aaahmah looks pretty cool. I'm guessing it was just there as a "use once in this mission" kinda deal.

I believe that to be the first time you use it, but once you have your own set of armor, you keep it and can use it, upgrading it to be more powerful as you go along. Maybe some kind of consumable fuel requirement so you're not in it the whole time.

I'm holding my judgment on the game as a whole until I play it. They really didn't show that much of Skyrim before it came out, either, and people made a lot of the same cynical comments about dumbing it down and being the same old engine, but it's still one of the greatest fucking games of all time. Any criticism it received was always followed by that qualifier. Bethesda Game Studio gets a pass with me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2015, 13:51 jacobvandy
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 13:05:
...but what's the difference between a personal watercraft that anyone can operate and a car in terms of having open containers? Lower travel speed on the water, and less traffic usually

You just answered your own question. Driving a car in a heavily populated area is infinitely more demanding on the driver than piloting a boat in the middle of nowhere.

Yes, because every person in a boat is the ONLY person on the water... Jethro and his buddy going fishing on a secluded lake is an unenforceable edge case, but the vast majority of boating is done in public recreational areas that tend to be pretty crowded in the summer months.
 
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News Comments > Brothers In Arms Rearming
9. Re: Brothers In Arms Rearming Jul 17, 2015, 12:13 jacobvandy
 
I'm glad they ditched that Furious Four crap. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the idea resurface elsewhere, but it was too bizarre for them to give a series like BiA (which they've always touted for its authenticity) the Inglorious Basterds treatment.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2015, 11:58 jacobvandy
 
I never understood why you're allowed to have booze on a boat. I mean, something big enough to have a separation between dedicated crew and passengers is one thing, but what's the difference between a personal watercraft that anyone can operate and a car in terms of having open containers? Lower travel speed on the water, and less traffic usually, but then there's not as much danger in simply falling out of a car... Even with a designated sober captain, what happens when he's in trouble, goes overboard or has a heart attack at the wheel?  
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News Comments > Act of Aggression Multiplayer Beta
1. Re: Act of Aggression Multiplayer Beta Jul 16, 2015, 14:37 jacobvandy
 
Not interested in MP, but I am looking forward to this game. I really liked Act of War back in the day... 10 years ago now, jeebus.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 15, 2015, 16:27 jacobvandy
 
*sigh* I know what Reddit is, I visit various gaming boards there. I said the site itself is shitty, it's barebones and unremarkable. It's not Reddit because it's an amazing web site, it's Reddit because that's where people go. If the staff melts down or a meteor hits their primary datacenter or whatever, the people can and will go elsewhere. It's happened to several similar sites that used to be on top and it will happen again. It's not too big (or even too good) to fail. Hence my previous comment that this drama is superfluous.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 15, 2015, 12:42 jacobvandy
 
It's a shitty message board/comment system that happened to become ridiculously popular, but in reality it doesn't matter if it would completely disappear tomorrow. There's no point in getting worked up over it, since a new one will just crop up in its place... This is the natural order of social media. The fact that Reddit has a CEO at all is proof it's been a bloated corpse for a while, ready to pop and drive people away with its stench. And it finally happened. It's possible that in a few years nobody will even know what it is, just like Digg.  
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News Comments > YAGER's Dead Island 2 Statement
1. Re: YAGER's Dead Island 2 Statement Jul 15, 2015, 12:24 jacobvandy
 
Techland indicated years ago that the reason they weren't doing the sequel is Deep Silver had their own ideas for what they wanted to do with the series. Maybe they should just develop it themselves if they can't accept anyone else's work...  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 20:26 jacobvandy
 
And AT&T is gonna go broke (again) trying to emulate them. At least, that's what I gathered from my trip to their store to get a new phone last week, holy shit. There were more employees standing around doing nothing than there were customers in the whole place, at least two dozen for a tiny 1000 square-foot building... I've never been to an Apple store, but that sounds like something they'd have going on there. "Standing in line to check-out is for squares, man, just wait until we come get you and you can sit down at a cocktail table while we handle your transaction on this tablet!"

Though the best part was when she tried to sell that bullshit zero-down subscription as a better deal than paying the upgrade price all at once. Yeah, I'd rather tack another $21 onto the bill for 28 months than pay $129 plus tax, get fucking real. The only reason I had to set foot in that place is because they've blocked other retailers from offering anything but AT&T Next plans. It's retarded, and they're going to lose a lot of customers if they try any harder to force it on people who have basic math skills.
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Next Month
4. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Next Month Jul 13, 2015, 15:25 jacobvandy
 
They're basically episodic releases and each one costs only $5-8, so to be annoyed by and/or criticize the mere fact they're (he's?) using numbers instead of subtitles is a bit silly.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Joins EA
9. Re: Jade Raymond Joins EA Jul 13, 2015, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
No, you're right, every article I've seen about it is making the same hasty assumption. If they even bother to make their own assumptions, rather than copy-paste someone else's, that is.  
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News Comments > R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata
21. Re: R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata Jul 13, 2015, 13:35 jacobvandy
 
RIP.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Joins EA
3. Re: Jade Raymond Joins EA Jul 13, 2015, 12:39 jacobvandy
 
Try RTFA... They're not working on Mass Effect, the blog says "close quarters," not "closely with," and that there is "so much talent to collaborate with on site." Sounds like they're gonna be in the same building, that's all. It's stated outright that the first thing they're working on is Visceral's Star Wars game from that Naughty Dog defector Amy Hennig; apparently Jade's also in charge of that studio now.  
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News Comments > Satellite Reign Next Month
7. Re: Satellite Reign Next Month Jul 12, 2015, 21:13 jacobvandy
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 17:51:
I don't mind supporting a dev who follows through and releases a good game from EA. Too many games stuck in EA forever.

EA has only existed as a Steam concept for 28 months... You make it sound like we're dealing in dog years or something. Learn some patience.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
3. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 11, 2015, 21:18 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 11, 2015, 14:02:
And he also seems oblivious to copyright laws.

How so? The Mega Man collection is a licensed product that Capcom announced themselves a while back.

And the whole point of what these guys are doing is that you won't need various emulators to play your illegally-obtained ROMs. It's platform-agnostic digital reproduction of what was on the cartridge. We need more publishers getting on board with this.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches
4. Re: Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches Jul 10, 2015, 20:19 jacobvandy
 
Well it's a good thing I logged in then, I think it's been at least that long since I played last, and I don't want to lose such names as GaryZeusey (my lightning Templar). Might as well try some other names I've wanted in the past, see if I can steal them!  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches
1. Re: Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches Jul 10, 2015, 19:04 jacobvandy
 
How do you free up inactive character names? Like I might login after a while of not playing to find my old characters have no name? You'd better be immune if you've spent money...  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 10, 2015, 12:28 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 12:07:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 11:52:
However, most people not just looking for an excuse to bitch and hail the demise of crowdfunding, i.e. the actual backers, are happy that it means the game will be that much better for it.

Ah so quick&easy to jump to conclusions. That is why you fail...
For the record, I (unfortunately) backed Torment at $148 total. And I got Wasteland 2 for "free" because of my high level PoE pledge.

However, I did not back BT4, of course, and never will back any crowdfunding game ever again thanks to all the disappointments and shady crap that many KS devs pulled off.
I'm very glad to see many people share that sentiment. The number of backers for BT4 is below half of Torment's or WL2's numbers. I'm genuinely proud of my fellow gamers with a spine who are telling these fraudulent KS devs to bugger off.

So you pledged money, but you obviously aren't a backer of the project. You don't keep up with updates, and you're actively cheering against them... What do I care if you feel you threw your money away?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 10, 2015, 11:52 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 11:08:
inXile can also thank themselves for it. Where is Torment? It was originally scheduled for December 2014. Sure, delays happen but that is either a pretty massive miscalculation on their part or, more likely, intentionally putting a more tangible date on the Kickstarter in order to generate more pledges. People fall for that once, but as we can see, not everyone is coming back to be cheated again.

They told everyone during the last week of funding that all the stretch goals they reached would push it to first half of 2015. If anyone felt so "cheated," they had time to pull out. Then they announced 13 months ago that Wasteland 2 doing well in early access allowed more pre-production time for the core Torment team, for prototyping and iterating on tools. Obviously this pushed back the timeline a bit further, to the fourth quarter of this year. However, most people not just looking for an excuse to bitch and hail the demise of crowdfunding, i.e. the actual backers, are happy that it means the game will be that much better for it.
 
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