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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup

2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 9, 2017, 19:32 Eirikrautha
Sometimes a classic game is classic because its design transcended the limitations of the era. Without those limitations, due to the advance of technology, those games would just look and play terribly. This is that game...  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits

3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 9, 2017, 19:28 Eirikrautha
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 9, 2017, 12:16:
Erica, why do all androids look like schoolgirls?
Because if they looked like the women in ME:A no one would take a second glance.

If they all looked like the women in ME:A, they would develop a hatred for humanity who so designed them. This festering anger would grow into a resolve to exterminate all biological life, and spawn the Reapers who will cause the Mass Effect Universe to be a reality. It's Massception...
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

13. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 21:05 Eirikrautha
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:02:
You know someone will never, ever have an opinion worth hearing, or that isn't related to their own selfish and obnoxious concerns, when the run around using "snowflake" to describe other people.

They're always, unanimously, utter failures at life.

Pay attention to him, people. There's no one else here with his special insight on selfish and obnoxious opinions based on an inflated opinion of themselves (not to mention a keen understanding of failure). You are in the presence of a master...
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News Comments > WARTILE Early Access

2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Mar 18, 2017, 10:35 Eirikrautha
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Mar 18, 2017, 01:11:
Not sure exactly what this would be like to play, but it certainly looks pretty cool.
I was interested until they said "turn-based flavor." Don't pollute my turn-based games with twitch RTS mechanics, please...
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

11. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 17, 2017, 17:19 Eirikrautha
descender wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 15:37:
I wonder how far along our technology has to progress before the general public will understand that "space dogfighting" is not and will never be a thing.
Neither are wizards. It's called a game, and it's primary purpose is to be fun. And some people have fun dogfighting...
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News Comments > etc.

5. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 16:46 Eirikrautha
Kxmode wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 16:22:
Passing on MEA. I'm not going to support that racist senior gameplay designer at uninspired, generic, low-effort games with dated graphics and ugly characters from BioWare Montreal.
FTFY, brah.

I don't need ideological reasons to skip this mess. I really don't care if the ugly chicks are because BioWare wants to protest the sexualization of women in video games, or they just have crappy artists. They're ugly models with janky animations and a bland story. Pass!
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation

7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 13, 2017, 16:09 Eirikrautha
Fantaz wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 01:36:
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 19:40:
I still think it's so weird that Sony and MS to first deliver pretty underpowered new consoles, realize that they're underpowered, build new ones, and make these new ones go straight to (sorta) 4K, where they're again underpowered.

Why not let these things do every single possible graphical bell and whistle at 1080p and run at a rock solid 60fps?

It seems Scorpio may at least somewhat make a difference at 1080p? The PS4 Pro doesn't really do much.

Just stupid decisions.

you don't really need solid 60fps to have a fun gaming experience... i'm fine settling with anywhere above 30fps tbh and ps4 pro delivers on all games at 4K with at least 30fps, so i dont think they're that underpowered
No, "you" don't need a solid 60fps to have a fun gaming experience. FPS experience is a very subjective thing. Some people can't tell the difference between 30 and 60, and some people feel awful playing at 60 compared to 120.

Someone here posted an article several months back that had a good run-down on the issues with FPS. One takeaway was that FPS spikes and lags are the most noticeable problems. There is no way the new XBOne or PS4 are going to play at a smooth 30FPS at 4K. The spikes and lags are going to be very noticeable...
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

14. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 12, 2017, 20:13 Eirikrautha
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 16:21:
Haha. No sign of Torment. Pretty dead out the gate that one and well deserved after the half-assed job they did on that "game" or visual PDF more like... and don't gimme PST was like that because it wasn't. PST was 500% more actual game than TToN.
Still glad I got a last minute refund for my pledge a few weeks back. The feature cuts and the fact that they put nicer stuff into the retail CE than the "exclusive" backer CE broke the camel's back for me.


I'm perfectly happy with my Kickstarting of this game. I got Wastelands 2 out of it and I've enjoyed both games so far (for under $50). Considering both games collected their sales in advance, their sales may not be exceptionally high... nor doses it matter...
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released

30. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Released Feb 28, 2017, 18:38 Eirikrautha
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 09:57:
People, please report back if the game is any good.

So far, so good. About an hour in. It's text heavy (obviously) and the "Crises" (combat) aren't terrible. The mystery has me curious and wanting to play more...
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News Comments > Avatar Game Announced

13. Re: Avatar Game Announced Feb 28, 2017, 18:34 Eirikrautha
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 16:11:
Like everyone else who isn't a hardcore leftie tree-hugging, pot-smoking, otter-sctubbing, tie-dye-clad, birkenstock wearing, lazy pinko commie liberal I hated the fucking movie. So yeah, I'll be skipping this and the all the upcoming Gayatar movies.

I believe you meant "Dances with Smurfs"...
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released

23. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 28, 2017, 14:21 Eirikrautha
Task wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:27:
It's not a Bethesda "RPG" which is the best selling point for me. I guess I'm one of the rare ones that really liked Wasteland 2, but hey everyone has their own tastes.

I have to wait for the boxed collectors so it'll be a bit before I can offer my take.

You're not alone. I also enjoyed Wasteland 2 (and the Shadowrun games... backed them all). Looking forward to this tonight.
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"

23. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 17:27 Eirikrautha
PHJF wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 13:36:
There's a huge difference between the sex scenes in say Witcher 3 and God of War's grunting and head-board banging. Just like the Witcher series, Mass Effect is a character driven RPG and hopefully ME:A takes initiative from the Witcher and makes the sex scenes about the characters, not the sex.

The "romance" in every BioWare title is about as considered and mature as a group of fifth graders snickering at the utterance of "penis" during a sex ed class.

Truer words have never been spoken.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda

17. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 16:45 Eirikrautha
SlimRam wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 15:31:
Can't wait for this! Ian Frazier, lead game designer, said that Mass Effect 3 averaged about 24 hours of game play. He was asked on Twitter how long the campaign was for Andromeda and he said it's even longer yet.

What he didn't tell you is that the additional content will be scanning planets a la ME2...
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda

6. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 11:44 Eirikrautha
Considering the horrible facial modelling and animation, it's not surprising it's out so soon. You can get a lot done when you rip your faces from Minecraft...  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer

16. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Feb 18, 2017, 09:52 Eirikrautha
Drayth wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 00:22:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 17, 2017, 23:24:
WHEN WILL THE REMOVE THE FUCKING SMILE OFF FEM-SHEP'S FACE? It's like she went to the Joan River Botox treatment center.

"Do you want to know how I got these scars?"

Dude, why so serious?
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

11. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 16, 2017, 17:46 Eirikrautha
Beamer wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 10:26:
No one is stopping him from making these jokes, but people are unwilling to keep doing business with him when he is likely to harm their other businesses more than he helps them.

Beamer inadvertently makes a good point (though the opposite of what he thinks it is). The problem here is a problem of perception... just not PewDiePie's. The key is the ratio between who won't buy because of PewDiePie to those who will. The fact is that no one that I have seen has any kind of numbers (that they are willing to share) about this ratio.

The issue today (unlike in the days of business past) is that every decision a company make results in internet butthurt. There is literally no announcement a company can make that won't result in some snowflake somewhere twitter-ranting. The risk-averse decrepit corpses running the vast majority of the gigantic corporations have no idea what "public" approbation actually is on modern social media.

Once upon a time, three dozen paper letters mailed in to a company represented three thousand other people who were angry but didn't have the motivation to write themselves. On twitter, every twit can babble about whatever whine that careens off of their empty heads, only to forget about it five minutes later. It costs nothing to complain, so more complaints are inevitable.

These companies seemingly have no idea what the actual effect of a social media storm actually is. Does it kill your business? Does it spawn the next Chik-Fil-A and double your business (until you fall out of the public eye)? Or is it a tempest in a teapot with no actual sales effect? I don't think they know. They are applying the old model to modern media. They are assuming that PewDiePie will hurt them, when no one who isn't already media savvy has any idea who he is. PewDiePie isn't the only idiot in this situation...
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News Comments > On Sale

5. Re: On Sale Feb 12, 2017, 11:48 Eirikrautha
Slashman wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 10:03:
Lord Tea wrote on Feb 12, 2017, 04:00:
Not recommended. Not even at this price point. RG is an endless grind.

You waste a lot of your time going from A to B, then looking for/collecting objects, repetitive dogfights, then going back from B to A (A being some space station, B is somewhere far away from that space station). Repeat this procedure 5-10 times and you have the cash to upgrade your MK-1 laser to a MK-2 laser that has slightly better stats and looks exactly the same.

Game saves automatically and only when docked at a station.

Enemies have unlimited ammo, you don't (and you will run out of missiles FAST).

New ships only come with more weapon slots, they look different but feel exactly the same.


Oh look! Here comes the "I'm so cool because I disagree with everyone else and I know I'm right" guy. I'm amazed at how it doesn't take more than 4 posts for one of those to show up.
Except that's not what he said. He gave direct examples as to why he didn't like the game, along with information about the game's weaknesses. I'm glad I got this other perspective.

Oh, wait. I guess I should have been, "Oh, look! Here comes the 'I'm so cool because I didn't actually read the post I'm responding to and that means I can attack indiscriminately.' I'm NOT amazed that it takes 4 or fewer posts for one of those to show up..."
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News Comments > Into the Black

13. Re: Into the Black Feb 9, 2017, 22:15 Eirikrautha
Where's the trail? It's not the goddamn Iron Fist without the trail!!!!  
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News Comments > BioWare on Their New IP

12. Re: BioWare on Their New IP Feb 1, 2017, 16:07 Eirikrautha
dangerman77 wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 23:31:
...we’re creating a unique IP...

Hmm, tell me more...

that will bring players together in exciting new ways.

Oh fuck off.

This one will allow you to romance your pets, along with every sentient species in the galaxy (male, female, or one of the 47 other "genders"), several mechanical companions, and various parts of your environment. Show what a mature gamer you are through several passionate cutscenes dedicated to sex with your filing cabinet...
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News Comments > Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced

9. Re: Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced Jan 19, 2017, 22:00 Eirikrautha
Orogogus wrote on Jan 19, 2017, 19:13:
Cutter constantly bitches about prices in CDN, and people constantly assume he's talking about USD and he invariably tells them off for it.
Fixed that for you...
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