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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content
11. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content Dec 13, 2017, 17:28 Slick
 
I think the sin of saying that Anakin was born from a virgin and impregnated by Midochlorian was possibly worse than anything else those movies did wrong, and that's saying a lot.

Still, I rewatched the prequels recently after playing a lot of their maps in SWBF2. For all the nonsense, they still managed some high-value production on the different worlds, and characters. Strictly A/V, not writing/directing.

I think that Vader should have a debuff on Tatooine and Jakku because he hates sand.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content
8. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content Dec 13, 2017, 17:09 Slick
 
Jar Jar Binks was the one who got the Senate to give Palpatine emergency wartime powers. Jar Jar is Snoke.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content
6. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content Dec 13, 2017, 13:20 Slick
 
I gotta say, seeing Rogue One in the theatre, then coming home and IMMEDIATELY jumping into the Scarif DLC for the first time was a near-magical experience. That whole last battle in RO was so well done.

I think I'll just have to quit the server if I see the new map come up in rotation today.

The difference was that for the Scarif DLC in SWBF1 they released it the day after the movie came out, not the day BEFORE. Silly EA.

Anyways, the patch notes look promising:

- Boba nerf
- Chewie buff
- Yoda buff
- Palp buff
- can't instagib heroes by touching them with a speeder bike
- "better AI to detect and kick AFK players" (BETTER FUCKING WORK)
- "better performance on large maps" (BETTER FUCKING WORK)
- "no more stutters" (BETTER FUCKING WORK)

And honestly, the grind is fine nowadays, I have 3 blues on the exact cards I want for EVERY class, ship, enforcer, and most heroes. I didn't AFK farm once. I did drop $40 on boxes before launch, but they amount to about 5% of what I have right now. Honestly all that's really left for me to grind is purples on the stuff that I use the most, but I already have like 7 purples already.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 13, 2017, 13:14 Slick
 
Open source Vulkan driver eh... I wonder if nVidia will touch it. Cause if they just let it hit the floor (linux) then they'll keep maintaining the status quo with most developers sticking with DX, which their architecture does pretty well.

Seems like that'd be the play if I know big green at all...
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content
4. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Adds The Last Jedi Content Dec 13, 2017, 12:59 Slick
 
3 new missions in the campaign, I'm gonna hit that first. Although I have saved up a lot of credits to get hero packs for the new heroes.

I'm also weary of spoilers, but this article is 99% spoiler free, other than naming the name of a new planet (there's no screenshots even).

As for the game mode, it's bad guys with AT-ATs push good guys in a linear map. So, I bet you could play it without spoiling anything important about the movie, other than the planet and the new AT-AT models.

I have my ticket reserved for tomorrow, flick's getting seriously good reviews.
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale
10. Re: Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale Dec 12, 2017, 15:28 Slick
 
Yeah, I haven't done day of the tentacle either... when I'm in a retro mood I'll check em out.

I did replay through LOOM a little while ago, that was amazing.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked?
8. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked? Dec 12, 2017, 15:21 Slick
 
Don't pimp your nostalgia glasses too much...

There was a lot with the engine/gameplay that they've fixed since then.

- Being able to run while strafing
- Being able to prone
- Being able to vault

being a few examples of real annoyances of BFBC2, at least they brought back Rezzing that was absent in BFBC1.

The Vietnam expansion I really liked though, I don't know why someone says the soundtrack lacked, they had like 20 or 30 liscenced songs that would play from the chopper (anyone around would hear it). They just forgot to add an in-game UI toggle to enable it, you had to do a console command, or add it to the .cfg file.
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale
7. Re: Grim Fandango Remastered Free with GOG Winter Sale Dec 12, 2017, 12:23 Slick
 
I remember seeing that game sitting on my local PC shop's shelving growing up... never did get around to playing it.  
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked?
1. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 3 Plans Leaked? Dec 12, 2017, 11:14 Slick
 
SAWEEEEEEET

I loved competing in BFBC2.

And this mystery 5v5 mode has got to be the "incursions" thing that they're working on now for BF1.

So the comp scene is going to heat up again for BFBC3.

VIETNAM BABY!!!! I hope they licence a bunch of good music like they did in the past.

Oh and I also hope that tanks can swat choppers out of the sky like flies again too ^_^
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
32. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 11:03 Slick
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:37:
Slick wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 10:23:
I did qualify with "almost" all legendary upgrades.

I really just got stuck on the one with the 2 ships. I could beat one of them sometimes, but I'd be too damaged to finish the second.

Yeah that is actually the hardest of all 4 of them. Those two are brutal, and I tend to lose to them once or twice before I beat them. You kind of have to get a bit lucky with them. The fact they are significantly faster than you is a real PITA.

The other 3 really aren't that difficult. I've beaten them with maybe only 75% of possible upgrades to see if it could be then, but those two you really NEED at least legendary hull, cannons, ram and mortar for.

TBH I didn't even get to the other 2. I got one relatively easily, then went against the 2 ships, couldn't beat em, then just kinda lost interest, had already put in over 100 hours into the game.

Fuck I miss exploring with a ship, so much more satisfying finding a genuine mystery island rather than exploring in the more curated Origins experience.

They really need to do another proper pirate game, or just ships. Maybe something like channeling the whole "Master and Commander: Far side of the World" vibe...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
29. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:23 Slick
 
I did qualify with "almost" all legendary upgrades.

I really just got stuck on the one with the 2 ships. I could beat one of them sometimes, but I'd be too damaged to finish the second.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
27. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:06 Slick
 
Yeah, the "AC" parts of it aren't very strong at all, but totally worth it to get to your ship, which you get at around the 3-hour mark.

Also, there's 4 optional "uber" enemy ships to take on for the end game, I only ever beat one of them, even with almost all legendary upgrades to my ship. Very difficult, very fun challenges.

Really looking forward to Skull and Bones (The MP-only spinoff coming next year)
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
25. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 10:02 Slick
 
Yeah, I was being facetious.

I honestly don't feel the "tyranny" of having a 200 MB program sit on my computer. I can delete it if I want, it's not sentient so I still have control

Game makers have the right to sell their own products, and it should be encouraged. Lest we wind up with a digital Walmart as the only place people will shop.

I've made this comparison here many times, I just want to point out that it's far less onerous to click a different icon on my desktop than drive across town to shop at a different store, and yet people seem fine with that. ESPECIALLY for products that the store themselves produce.

For 3rd party stuff, absolutely I like GoG's model the best. I'd buy everything there if I could. But I have no problem getting a game made by Ubi on Uplay. If you're going to pay for the game anyways, you might as well give your money to the people that built it, and not give a 30% skim to a middleman that did precisely nothing towards game development.

Simple concept really...
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
23. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 09:43 Slick
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 12, 2017, 02:33:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 22:06:
Nice try Ubishit, I'm not going to install your DRM bloatware Uplay on my machine. I win.

Well with that attitude you might as well throw away your phone, kill your Internet, only buy stuff with cash, and cover yourself in black when you go out. Oh, and don't forget the tinfoil hat and baby monitor.

Hurray! I think I got the response I secretly wanted to get? Is this what success feels like when you troll? It doesn't feel great. lol.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
22. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 12, 2017, 09:40 Slick
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 23:08:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 22:26:
Satire.

It needed more over-the-topness to land right.

I like my snidiness dry.

Also there's a chance that subconsciously I intentionally wanted to be misunderstood. It's the lizard part of my brain that was going for a small troll perhaps. Baby's first troll!
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
8. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 11, 2017, 22:26 Slick
 
Satire.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
6. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 11, 2017, 22:06 Slick
 
Nice try Ubishit, I'm not going to install your DRM bloatware Uplay on my machine. I win.  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
21. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2017, 18:22 Slick
 
...I realise that some people think that the noblest cause in today's world is to wage a holy war against videogame makers.  
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
16. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 16:07 Slick
 
Alamar wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 14:02:
Slick wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:50:
Well, there should be a secure method of identification then to make sure 18+ means 18+. I'm sure people would be able to bypass it, but it would solve a big chunk of problems with 8 year olds spending $1000 on candy crush.

This isn't a problem that needs solving... It was already solved years ago... Teach your kids what those tactics mean, and why they need to be avoided... If that fails for your kids (Worked fine for ours), don't enable purchases on your kids devices.

So you're basically wiping aside any societal rules to help those that need it? It's the law to wear a crash helmet if you ride a motorcycle, even if that's common sense to you, it might not be common sense to other people.

And how many parents out there have a better understanding of technology than their kids? You're saying that the parents have to be tech-savvy to even know that there is such a function to restrict purchases. For most families I imagine the kid asks to buy one thing for $5 once, parents say OK, the device stores CC info, kid starts racking up the bill, parents have no legal recourse.

If there was a system in place (that worked) where kids (whatever age you deem appropriate) can't do that shit, then the companies would have to refund them.

It's not a flawless idea, but I think that in general we need some regulation here. Isn't that what the whole #lootboxgate movement is all about? If people are mad at Battlefront, they should be teeming with hate towards freemium mobile games. So let's come up with answers.

I think that targeting freemium shit towards kids should be illegal, unless there's a clear, easy-to-use method of turning off all MTX until the account gets verified as an adult that can make their own decisions. Or maybe just that the account is linked to a CC with THEIR OWN NAME on it, not their parents. That with an 18+ gate.
 
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News Comments > Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin
8. Re: Plants vs. Zombies Free on Origin Dec 11, 2017, 12:50 Slick
 
Well, there should be a secure method of identification then to make sure 18+ means 18+. I'm sure people would be able to bypass it, but it would solve a big chunk of problems with 8 year olds spending $1000 on candy crush. We put a man on the moon almost 50 years ago, I think we can figure this one out...

I never got how they can't figure out a voting machine that isn't hackable, or doesn't break, or can actually you know COUNT VOTES ACCURATELY.

When the ENTIRE WORLD lives and dies on a financial system that tracks every 1/100th of a cent globally without ever messing up. Some comedian (can't remember who) made the observation about going into a Casino and wondering if they care if the tally at the end of the night is +/- a few hundred... lol yeah right. They have that shit so locked down you can't even do math in your head.

anyways, my point is that if there's incentive to get a system done right, it will manifest itself.
 
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