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Signed On Feb 18, 2012, 07:07
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
16. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 12, 2017, 02:47 SlimRam
 
Angry Joe has a neat preview of the game where he plays with his buddies and the Creative Director of the game. This looks incredibly fun.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Series on Hold?
12. Re: Mass Effect Series on Hold? May 10, 2017, 23:34 SlimRam
 
Creston wrote on May 10, 2017, 23:27:
SlimRam wrote on May 10, 2017, 23:21:
I JUST actually finished the game on PC and being a HUGE Mass Effect fan my opinion will likely be biased buuuuut, ahem;

I just finished the quest where you go onto the Archon's ship to find some relic that Moshae Whatsja sends you to find. How far away from the end am I?

I keep thinking I'll go back and finish it, but then I just go "Hmm, just a few mp matches" and ten matches later I just go to bed.
It depends on which missions you still have left? I did EVERY other mission that was left until all that was left was the movie night mission (Awesome) and then all the other missions that come from the Meridian story line. I would say you are well past the 3/4 mark of the game.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Series on Hold?
8. Re: Mass Effect Series on Hold? May 10, 2017, 23:21 SlimRam
 
I JUST actually finished the game on PC and being a HUGE Mass Effect fan my opinion will likely be biased buuuuut, ahem;

1) The combat is MUCH better all the way around. The mobility is great and the combo detonators are fun. Weapons feel powerful and have punch.
2) The fact that you can be any class you want but still wield any power and use any weapon is cool but I could see how it might be a turn off to hardcore RPG fans because the game tosses so many skill points at you that it never seems like you have to sacrifice or suffer with your skill choices (plus you can respec your character at will if you don't like your choices; another plus or minus depending on the person playing).
3) I didn't actually hate the writing. I know this is really subjective but it never really bothered me that much? I never caught myself rolling my eyes at the dialog (accept for the 'tired face' line which made no sense). I liked how they did the dialog wheel choices BUT I didn't like that you couldn't be a total asshole in this game if you wanted to be (I always play a regular/male play through first then play the hateful/female next time through Hehehe). I like the fact that you can turn the icons to the responses off and just give whatever response feels right. When I talked to Reyes I didn't realize that I was actually making romance progress with him just because of some of the playful/joking responses I gave until a certain point in the game when you attend a party and there needs to be a distraction... I'll just leave it there and say it took me COMPLETELY by surprise
4) I didn't like that there weren't more different races IN A BRAND NEW GALAXY! They introduce... TWO, that's it... yeah REALLY. It's like they couldn't have been bothered to introduce atleast as many new aliens as the original series? Pretty disappointing there.
5) The gliches... oh dear God the glitches... there are TONS of broken camera shots, NPCs sliding into place when you enter a room, people talking over each other and ATLEAST 2 quest that were so broken that I couldn't finish them. This is after FIVE patches so far... REALLY? The game IS MASSIVE so I can understand some of this but still; Bioware you are a AAA gaming company, let's TRY to act like it.

Would I recommend it? I think a true die-hard Mass Effect fan can ignore a great deal of the flaws and still enjoy the game. I did enjoy myself immensely and will probably play it again soon when it's all patched up. For the gamer that likes this type of game but isn't die-hard, save your money. Let the price come down and let them fix the game 100% first. I got about 125 hours out of my first play-through without the multiplayer so it's a definite life stealer but I don't regret the loss of life .

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer. May 4, 2017, 15:37 SlimRam
 
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2017, 10:06:
SlimRam wrote on May 4, 2017, 01:54:
Normally I don't care what race plays what part in movies/tv and Idris is a GREAT actor but he's black. Roland isn't and the tension between him and Detta Walker (in 'The Drawing of the Three') is BECAUSE he's a "white muthafucka". Hell, Detta wants to kill him through most that book and HAAAAAAAATES white people... like ALOT. It's a big part of her persona and story.

I have no doubt that Idris will play Roland well, I just wonder about the reason for picking him?

Either way, looking forward to this very much!

Unless they're not even going with Detta, because this is a sequel to the books, not a direct adaptation.

Ah, I didn't realize it was a sequel. Also, reading comments on another site about the movie, a person said that it might be that they also just change the race of Odetta/Detta to white and make her hate black folks in the movie? It would make sense... kinda except for the fact that she was a sort of civil rights activist... I dunno, should be interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. THE DARK TOWER - Official Trailer. May 4, 2017, 01:54 SlimRam
 

Normally I don't care what race plays what part in movies/tv and Idris is a GREAT actor but he's black. Roland isn't and the tension between him and Detta Walker (in 'The Drawing of the Three') is BECAUSE he's a "white muthafucka". Hell, Detta wants to kill him through most that book and HAAAAAAAATES white people... like ALOT. It's a big part of her persona and story.

I have no doubt that Idris will play Roland well, I just wonder about the reason for picking him?

Either way, looking forward to this very much!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2017, 18:46 SlimRam
 
Happy Anniversary Guys! Couples that have been together that long should get some kind of reward for putting up with each other that damn long. Hell, i'm sure my old lady would love to beat me like a United Airlines passenger but she's shown amazing restraint. Congrats U 2!  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII In November
25. Re: Call of Duty: WWII In November Apr 27, 2017, 02:40 SlimRam
 
World War 2 first person shooters...

World War 2 first person shooters never change...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 21, 2017, 20:33 SlimRam
 
Slick wrote on Apr 21, 2017, 06:14:
Cops are so out of touch if they think that stoners still listen to Sting.

(I can also not read the article)
I didn't realize there was a Cheetos video game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2017, 00:48 SlimRam
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 18:21:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 15:11:
Pigeon wrote on Apr 18, 2017, 14:36:
I'll believe he's done something when he actually does something, and I don't mean a vague executive order that's the equivalent of 'we're looking into it.'

Yep.

Same, but I think this is something he might be able to improve if the people around him actually want to.
Thing is, Trump's policy and agenda is only to corporate business. If he does anything to actually help working-class citizens it's purely by accident or byproduct.
 
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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
14. Re: More on the Star Citizen Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 16:50 SlimRam
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 16:47:
SFanderson wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 16:42:
I can't help but laugh every time I see Star Citizen on blues. The people here are an overwhelming minority with regards to their views on this game. Like seriously, this is the Westboro Baptist Church of the gaming community.

Perfect summation of Blues vitriol towards this game is the homeless guy here: https://youtu.be/phxRZXd6r9E?t=12

Hahaha

Oh look, it's one post guy. Hi Mr. one post guy, I really appreciate the irony of your post. Comparing us with a cultist church, when you are the one that believes.

The bonus is that his account was made today. Rotfl
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
22. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 03:14 SlimRam
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 20:43:
Another serious question: in the end, will this game prove "too big to fail" and get a few billion in gov't bailouts to finish the content?
Eventually, when the donations finally dry up in a few more years, Chris will try to sell CIG to another company or publish the game through another publisher. If those options fail, he'll quietly try to disappear into bankruptcy while the lawsuits from his fraud keeps him in court for a good chunk of his life.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
10. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 15, 2017, 17:51 SlimRam
 
Unfortunately, only time, investor stamina, and the law will determine when this travesty is finally brought to an end. I just hope I live long enough to see Chris Roberts put in cuffs and hauled away for this scam.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 9, 2017, 12:46 SlimRam
 
Blue, just smile nicely at the contractor as he walks in your house; Then, pull your strap and put it directly against his forehead and repeat these words, "We have a job, yes?"

*Nod and stare directly into their eyes.*

"We are NOT going to have a problem, yes?"

*You nod again as the contractor is now visibly uncomfortable with your demeanor AND the 9MM against his forehead*

You say calmly, "Are we in agreement here?"

I'm assuming at this point that he does, at least visually, agree with you with a nod.

See Blue, problem solved.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 8, 2017, 00:18 SlimRam
 
This is just one more reason why me and the wife are considering cancelling our subscription. The first major blow was their CFO saying that they are trying to make 50% of their content original. 9 out of 10 times when I look for something specific, (nothing even brand new or close) they never have it. We like some of their original stuff but, that's not why we originally started using them many years ago and that's not going to keep us as a customer.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2017, 11:07 SlimRam
 
SlimRam wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 10:24:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 10:01:
SlimRam -- give him some time. It hasn't even been two months yet. There's no telling what's going on, there are literally dozens of personal issues which if we knew were happening, we'd think were good reason to be out of circulation for months...
Ah yup, good point and noted, thanks.

Eh, well, just sayin' we miss you NIN
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2017, 10:24 SlimRam
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 10:01:
SlimRam -- give him some time. It hasn't even been two months yet. There's no telling what's going on, there are literally dozens of personal issues which if we knew were happening, we'd think were good reason to be out of circulation for months...
Ah yup, good point and noted, thanks.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week
37. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week Apr 5, 2017, 09:57 SlimRam
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 09:54:
Slim, thank you for your persistence. I was lazy and only looked at the Ggle search summary, assumed it was PS3 exclusive. Consider it sold.
No problem sir, for the money, you SERIOUSLY cannot lose, enjoy!
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week
34. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week Apr 5, 2017, 09:42 SlimRam
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 09:30:
SlimRam, it looks interesting enough, but I'm PC only. And when I do get some gaming cash, it'll be to upgrade my rig, which is about at cutting edge of 2013 status, I guess? (i5 & GTX 760, so you tell me). I just hope it runs ME:A okay.
You can get Binary Domain for a buck fifty. And it isn't very demanding on yer system. For that money you seriously cannot lose. I actually enjoyed the game a lot but my eyes were sore from rolling so much towards the end of the game
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week
32. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch This Week Apr 5, 2017, 09:18 SlimRam
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 07:30:
I prefer playing a badass, but he doesn't have to be talked up by everybody in the game as the Great One, Galactic Messiah, etc. Just being able to whup ass is good enough.

In other words, a good cover shooter about space exploration/colonization, with lots of make-your-own-movie cutscenes, some good companions that can tag along on missions. Maybe a great salvage/crafting system to make up for not having the other stuff. Heck, I could even deal with something that plays like Resident Evil 6/Revelations 1/2/etc., no interactivity to the cutscenes, if the story, environments, characters, etc., were good.
I HATE to say it but... Binary Domain.

Not sure if you have heard/read about this game or not buuuuut... it's LITERALLY the closest you will ever get to a "Mass Effect" type game. The shooting is actually REALLY good and your opponents are all robots that break apart as you shoot them and even crawl towards you if they're legs are blown off (locational damage). There is interaction between teammates but it doesn't really matter that much.

Anyway, a fun game that has a crazy typical Japanese plot that is totally unbelievable.

P.S. It has voice control that you are supposed to be able to "shout out" to your AI team mates as you play through your headphones or mic... yeah, this function DOES NOT WORK!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2017, 08:12 SlimRam
 
NIN Sir, I am calling you OUT! You have been a staple of 'Blues News' almost as long as Blue's News it's self (Yeah, I've been reading this site for a loooooong time). I'm not sure what drove you to head underground but understand this; I'm literally no one and I have no impact on this site one way or another. I do not know you or pretend to but... You seem like a decent guy. I know that you don't really care about me one way or the other and I totally get that. I could EASILY be considered a troll and I believe the difference is that I don't intentionally try to hurt people.

ANYWAY, NOT trying to be gay and whatever BUT, you need to understand that this site needs you. You are one of the founders of this site and a certain level of interactivity is expected.

PREZ is a guy that I have never really known but I have read his post over the years and I realized he was a really knowledgeable guy and a HELL of a nice guy who disappeared for awhile. I realized that I missed him and I've missed you too and this site needs you back. Dunno what your beef is but... get your ass back in here. Salute
 
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