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Signed On Jun 14, 2011, 23:07
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
7. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 10:27 djinn
 
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2016, 09:39:
AH-HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA!

I'll let you guys know how awesome it is!


Ah well. Would have been nice, but whatever. Dishonored 2, Civ 6, backlog etc. No shortage.
 
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
37. removed Oct 18, 2016, 09:08 djinn
 
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News Comments > More Red Dead Redemption Teasing?
26. Re: More Red Dead Redemption Teasing? Oct 17, 2016, 18:55 djinn
 
Was hoping for RDR redux as the trend for remastering games seems to be growing. Last of Us remastered, Metro Redux, the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition etc. Guess everyone is out to make a quick buck on work already done.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
103. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 11, 2016, 20:41 djinn
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 20:26:
I really don't see why EA/Disney would be interested in SC/CIG at all. There is nothing -so far- they (or DICE for that matter) couldn't do better in a fraction of the time at less risk and money. Seriously.

Technology. But in saying that, that's why I added "You're right in the practical sense though. Disney is cold hard cash..." It's a personal fantasy, but in practicality it would never happen.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
100. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 11, 2016, 19:58 djinn
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 19:25:
Or why would EA/Disney undertake the massive effort of consolidating what has been worked on in L.A., Austin, Manchester and Frankfurt? There are so many, many reasons why *especially* places like EA or Disney would never ever do this... we could sit here all day and fill several novels with reasons.

Agree with almost all your points, but have reservations for the above. What Palmer did with Oculus would seem to be a viable option for CIG if they ran out of cash. A lot of hard work is already paid for which is a springboard for future investors. With the SW franchise it would be added incentive to put in a few extra bucks as they could cut the convoluted stretch goals, focusing on one or two planets with loads of SW based content. A next gen Dark Forces maybe?

You're right in the practical sense though. Disney is cold hard cash in the easiest way possible.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
94. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 11, 2016, 19:23 djinn
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 21:57:
Mass Effect 1 kind of had procedural worlds that quickly angered players; especially the M35 Mako (what a nightmare of a vehicle!). BioWare learned from that mistake and made planet missions in ME2 and ME3 much more focused.
Am I wrong in this conclusion? If I am please let me know.

Hm. Remembering Mass Effect the opposite to the audience if what you say is true. I actually liked the Mako missions as they gave the impression of an expansive universe, even if it were all smoke and mirrors. It was enough to feel like it was bigger 'world' than it actually was. As opposed to the probing missions which felt like a total gimmick in the sequels.

In GTA you can't access every building or shop but nobody cares. The fact that all that content is there gives an expansiveness. If there are missions/objectives people don't bother with the filler, but the filler is still important for immersion.

I don't know. I wish them the best, as much of a cluster of a development it is.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed
93. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Delayed Oct 11, 2016, 18:51 djinn
 
Impressive tech.

Rabbit trail: If they get their game systems solid but eventually run out of money, this would be a very easy pitch to take to Disney and retrofit to do something in the Star Wars universe. Since everything they've done so far is already paid for I'm sure Disney would unload buckets of cash to make that happen, especially since the franchise is currently making it's own comeback.

While not so cool on the side of the initial investor, it would be similar to how Lucky sold Oculus, even though it raised loads of cash via crowdfunding. A dick move, but what major business move isn't?

On a side note, it's crazy to think Disney paid 4 billion for Lucasfilm while someone else Notched up 2.5 billion for Minecraft alone. Score!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2016, 18:31 djinn
 
saluk wrote on Aug 30, 2016, 18:15:
Hmm. It seems a bit late to do a 3d update of t2 now that it's pretty unanimous that people don't give a crap about movies being in 3d.

Oh, DX:HR. I never finished that. Every time I try to play it it just makes me want to play the original again instead. I know, nostalgia glasses and everything...

On 2 unrelated topics you managed to answer the first
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2016, 18:27 djinn
 
"I know now why you cry."



As much as I hate 3d movies I loved going back to the cinema to catch Jurassic Park on it's milk job re-release. All those old farts bringing their children in to see a 20 year old movie that probably didn't surprise the kids at all.
 
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News Comments > It came from E3 2016, Part 3
11. Re: It came from E3 2016, Part 3 Jun 18, 2016, 21:59 djinn
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 13:00:
edit: Also, The Verge is now in my list of shit flamebait/clickbait sites.

Once upon a time I thought it was only guys in relationships that got nagged at. Those days are over.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
5. Re: Saturday Patches Jun 18, 2016, 20:23 djinn
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 19:31:
Rhett wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 18:17:
Eh.. in fairness, this last patch revitalizes the game. The only problem I've ever had with it is performance, and that is now moot.

Performance yes but also the widespread cheaters/hax.


What about the boring gameplay?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 17, 2016, 18:44 djinn
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 18:39:
But they already have a game like that, it's called Quake Live, I don't see why they'd remake the same game unless it's going to replace that.

Yea I suppose you're right. At least for myself I expected it just to be a reskin, but why bother when the first thing you do is turn all the graphics options to minimum anyway?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
8. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 17, 2016, 18:20 djinn
 
Razumen wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 17:01:
Vio wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 16:50:
Its simple - if they add classes then it isn't quake, it is TF2 then.

I'm pretty sure Quake is whatever id wants Quake to be.

Vio's right though. The public's perception of Quake is jump in, no leveling, no classes, just simple mechanics where everybody is the same, except for their skill level. One on one is as pure as it gets in Quake because of that reason and probably why Willits had to make this statement.

The list on the article sounds good, but also sounds like someone saying they're going to make chess for a modern audience Hyperbole, but you get the point.
 
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News Comments > Prey Announced
15. Re: Prey Announced Jun 13, 2016, 11:35 djinn
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 11:16:
This guy is tripping balls. The end cut scene will probably have him surrounded by dead humans in a cafe because he thinks they are bugs.

This guy should wash his hands after going to the bathroom.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue May 29, 2016, 20:04 djinn
 
Eirikrautha wrote on May 29, 2016, 09:49:
Hmmm, 1 divided by 20 = 0.05 = 5%

Math checks out...

I read that with the voice of Sheldon for some reason

I think all people want to see is something well crafted. Race, sex etc is irrelevant to that. The Cosby Show shined in the 80's and white folk like myself didn't really care that the focus was on a black family. It was a well written, well crafted show. If people feel under-represented, go out and change it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2016, 17:56 djinn
 
Ok. So he want's an Asian William Wallace? Might make a better ending than Braveheart, or you know... history.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Live Action Trailer
14. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Live Action Trailer May 27, 2016, 17:56 djinn
 
Task wrote on May 26, 2016, 23:47:
...dehumanized...

Did you investigate if there might be a valid reason why that is the case? Search for the word "bus" on this page and you might see a valid reason why.

Here's some state run television just to give you a taster of how legitimate Hamas are. Or do you think this behavior is acceptable? Or childrens entertainment such as this? It's all indefensible. Hamas needs to go and the people in Gaza need to lead that charge.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Live Action Trailer
11. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Live Action Trailer May 26, 2016, 20:01 djinn
 
Task wrote on May 26, 2016, 18:00:
A strange way to depict 'apartheid' but now people will know if they don't already exactly what its like to be Palestinian and how they are treated as subhuman.

Really looking forward to this.

Yet at the risk of further derailing this topic and pissing off a lot of people here... Hamas will never be taken seriously as a governmental body when they fire rockets indiscriminately toward civilian areas in Israel. This in a land that Israel forcefully removed their own settlers from in 2005 to make way for Palestinians in order to procure peace.

Remember... Palestinians can live and work freely in Israel, provided they obey the law and not machete people to death in the streets. Yet a single Jew walking the streets of Gaza will die the same day. Or would native Americans firing rockets on cities in the U.S. be acceptable because they are "occupied"? Time to learn to live together. It isn't difficult.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Ban Wave Catches Pros
8. Re: Team Fortress 2 Ban Wave Catches Pros May 1, 2016, 07:29 djinn
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 21:39:
When you leave, they spooj.

I had a blatant cheater on quakelive once. By blatant I mean he had everything set to 100% accuracy. Teleport and his aim would snap to the next target. Everyone went to spectator, but I thought screw it and hung around trying to get at least one frag. I got him eventually, just the once, but that was good enough for me. He probably got more of a kick out of it too rather than his normal griefing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 30, 2016, 13:23 djinn
 
"The good news is that while there are over a half-million “dislikes” on the Ghostbusters trailer, there are still over 27 million people who watched the trailer who either officially liked it or had nothing negative to say about it."

There are plenty of people that have something negative to say but don't voice it, at least on youtube, the worst platform for rational discussion.

Seems like they are trying to make a statement about women rather than making a fun film as the primary goal. Especially when you look into the development behind the scenes. At least, if that information is correct.
 
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