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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
Email Concealed by request
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Description Try my hot sauce.
Homepage http://
Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
Total Comments 587 (Apprentice)
User ID 57201
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Season 8 Begins
3. Re: Overwatch Season 8 Begins Jan 2, 2018, 15:31 theglaze
 
Ideas:

- Implement Rocket Leagueís ďsoloĒ competitive mode... no friends/groups allowed and itís a different rank than normal competitive mode. Heck Iíd take a ďsoloĒ quick play.

- Allow players to select their ďpreferredĒ heroes, and validate their choices with stat history. Use that info to compile even teams in SR and off/def/tank/support.

- A players proefficeny with certain heroes should not be disregarded. If I do everything absolutely possible as Mercy to heal and revive my team and out perform the opponents support, but our Genji canít kill more than 1 opponent with Dragon Blade... why should we receive the same SR loss for that match!?
 
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News Comments > Steam's Best of 2017
4. Re: Steam's Best of 2017 Jan 1, 2018, 18:33 theglaze
 
MisterBenn wrote on Jan 1, 2018, 12:27:
I'm old as fuck and highly medicated

omg i want that t-shirt!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2017, 10:55 theglaze
 
Agree, addiction is addiction.

And I think WHO needs to put a label on victims who have been taken advantage of by the gaming corporations. Giving the victims identification enables a better understanding of how society is being manipulated by yet another capitalistic enterprise.

Entire industries cultivate and capitalize on addictive behaviour to achieve profit and accumulate wealth for specific stakeholders (fast food, sugar, gambling, social media, etc).

I saw a commercial for Final Fantasyís new mobile free-2-play game, which struck a chord with me because of what that franchise meant to my friends and I growing up.

And here is a FF title that can be downloaded instantly and for free, but the only way they can turn a profit is if the gameplay is compromised and micro-transactions are acted upon, preferably to the developer by the same people with repeat purchases (ie addiction).

And entirely new generations of gamers are believing that this style of gaming is the only type of gaming out there, or worst yet, that they need not look elsewhere for 'traditional' gaming titles that put fun/art ahead of loot and XP boosts.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding
8. Re: PUBG Looks to Rebound from Rubber Banding Dec 28, 2017, 11:27 theglaze
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 28, 2017, 10:20:
The netcode is utter garbage. Just get a new one already...

Agreed.

It's like 2012 PlanetSide 2
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 21, 2017, 23:03 theglaze
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 21:24:
Charging from 0 to 100 will cut the battery capacity in about half after only 125 charges. A few months at once per day and your battery is fucked.

From 10 to 100 will yield 250 charges.

From 20 to 100 will yield 500 charges.

20 to 80 will yield 2500 charges, now we're talking.

Thanks for the post; interesting points.

Do you have sources for that?

With battery technology changing so rapidly, and the finer nuances of each design probably dramatic from one manufacturers to the next, your points may only serve as a good rule of thumb.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked?
5. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked? Dec 12, 2017, 14:01 theglaze
 
BC2 was brilliant for a lot of reasons; to me itís best mode was Rush with the MCOM stations requiring the attacking team to activate, and the defense needing to defuse.

That mode was amazing, because ONE PLAYER with a slick move to sneak in and arm or disarm the MCOM could change the momentum of the match. Itís like Counter-StrIke for adrenaline and tactical plays, but on a larger scale with more diverse maps and tools.

Dice/EA got caught up on making every BF game BIGGER after BC2 which meant your actions in a general, public server had significantly less impact on the outcome of the match. I did both BF3 and BF4 but they had successfully killed the fun for me, so Iíve skipped Hardline, Battlefronts, and BF1.

Hereís hoping DICE understands all the reasons that made BC2 so great, and they donít fuck up the sequel...
 
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News Comments > SOULCALIBUR VI Announced
3. Re: SOULCALIBUR VI Announced Dec 8, 2017, 13:25 theglaze
 
Glad to see they added more talent to the boob design team, Sophitia's rack is bombin in this latest installment!

/whateveryoneisthinking
 
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News Comments > Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin
10. Re: Valve Cashing Out of Bitcoin Dec 7, 2017, 00:01 theglaze
 
Hypocritical...

Valve skims 5% off marketplace sales and another 10% if it's their own title! Because handling a $2 transaction is harder for them to process than a $200?!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Dec 6, 2017, 02:21 theglaze
 
Some funny one liners but mostly contemptuous remarks.

There are performances, plot twists, imagry, musical scores, quotes, etc from all of the movies on that list (or at least the ones Iíve seen) that stand out to me and influenced my perspective(s), and Iím glad I watched those films.
 
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News Comments > Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans
6. Re: Bungie Outlines Destiny 2 Plans Nov 30, 2017, 01:16 theglaze
 
Iíve been trying the free trial... took me three sessions to make it to the base camp. I just found it so boring to get through the initial set pieces. Usually AAA titles kill the opener, but this one has been a dud so far.

Maybe my progression to level 7 will reveal something interesting.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M
6. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Sells 1M Nov 30, 2017, 01:13 theglaze
 
Anyone play the split-screen co-op?  
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News Comments > EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II
22. Re: EA Still Wants Microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II Nov 29, 2017, 12:44 theglaze
 
bhcompy wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 12:40:
Sell hats, gun skins, and a chance at a sweet looking knife that doesn't physically alter your abilities in game, not ingame skills. Makes Valve more money than God

Valve doesn't pump out a new TF2 or CSGO every year

EA wants full game price sales plus DLC plus microstransactions... and they want to sell you the same shit again and again, year after year.

It's called greed, and +4 billion dollars in annual revenue.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Forces EA Stock Towards the Dark Side
24. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Sends EA Stock Towards the Dark Side Nov 29, 2017, 01:08 theglaze
 
Phasenoise wrote on Nov 28, 2017, 22:03:
Fart in a Windstorm is a legendary gun available now in Call of Duty.

LOL!
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Free Trial Released
6. Re: Destiny 2 Free Trial Released Nov 28, 2017, 17:16 theglaze
 
Iíll give it a go, but heard itís boring.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Nov 24, 2017, 12:06 theglaze
 
One of his best rants!  
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 Demo Released
9. Re: Project CARS 2 Demo Released Nov 24, 2017, 11:40 theglaze
 
The problem with racing games is that EVERY gamer wants to WIN. I watch a lot of motorsports and often there are far more compelling stories than who won the race.

So developers need to inject missions/objectives including the use of scripted scenarios. And they need to add personality to each AI driver by developing a story around them. It's not that hard to do, real-life stories are abundant and they need to just copy those over.

As for the demo:

+ VR Looks fantastic, perhaps the best looking racing game I've seen. It works well with default values which adjusted quality accordingly to ensure high frame rates.
+ Weather effects are nifty (only rain in the demo) with treacherous standing water and wet rumble strips.
+ Polished menus and presentation.
+ Asking the "Engineer" to fix your car through layman's terms is smart for non-gear-heads.

- Engine noise was waaaaaay to high, I had to drop it significantly. Also, they've used positional audio to your own engine so if you turn an ear away from engine (ie looking at an apex), it deafens the engine to that ear. No other sim I play does that, and I found it disorienting and not realistic to my own experiences in loud cars/bikes.
- AI was average or worse, couldn't find settings to adjust it.
- My wheel is only providing very weak feedback, making it difficult to feel grip or when it transitions to a slide, and I'm using the Jack Spade FFB files.
- Some graphics glitches and a couple crashes.
- It seems like all other PC sims provide better handling and physics, but I don't yet have my wheel working properly.

I think this could be better than Forza Motorsport 7, but having recently raced GT Sport on a PS4 with a Thrustmaster T-GT, I think Polyphony has the upper hand right now in the simcade genre.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 Demo Released
3. Re: Project CARS 2 Demo Released Nov 23, 2017, 20:43 theglaze
 
VR works, but had trouble getting my pedals to be detected.

Default FFB is very light, trying out the custom files from the pcar forums which everyone seems to recommend.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 Demo Released
2. Re: Project CARS 2 Demo Released Nov 23, 2017, 17:56 theglaze
 
Downloading now, only 3.4gb compared to +20gb for the Forza Motorsport demo.

Red Bull Ring is a hellova good time, and those cars could be fun.

Hopefully itís not feature neutered and I can try the VR support
 
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News Comments > Loot Boxes Under Fire
48. Re: Loot Boxes Under Fire Nov 22, 2017, 17:59 theglaze
 
Billion dollar industries are built on exploiting parents/children with gambling like systems...

Diamond Dig It anyone?

My 5-year-old cousin was watching this on YouTube, both parents didn't mind because she was at least being quiet...

All of this is simply a result of capitalism+consumerism, and there are plenty of sheep out there to shear. These corporations hope you never look up as they lead you into consumption addiction and butcher you in a casino, endless DLC content that never transfers to the next game, endless super-early-amazing-savings-Black-Friday sales, or opioid addiction.

Made in America.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed
14. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed Nov 21, 2017, 13:49 theglaze
 
Enhanced graphics huh...  
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