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Signed On Sep 4, 2012, 06:20
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 14, 2017, 14:49 Slick
 
"There is a situation where players look at numbers on Steam; that doesn't happen on PlayStation 4. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but you look at PC, [concurrent user] health versus PS4, PS4 is doing fine," he said. "People cough up 30 bucks and hop online and they don't overthink it. On PC there is you wanting to declare something a success or a bomb by this internet culture that loves to just observe things."

Say what you want about his prickly demeanour, this guy is one of the only ones in the industry who isn't afraid to call shit like it is. Nobody looks at player counts on consoles. Meanwhile, us PC players just sit here and snipe at the OBVIOUS FAILURE of this game from afar, without most of us having even played it. This is indeed a failure, but really it's a failure of PC gamers.

I'm becoming more and more confident in my Xbox One X pre-order decision every day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 14, 2017, 14:45 Slick
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 13:07:
There are a ton of reasons why this game fails on PC.

1. Too much competition in the FPS realm right now with PUBG, the ever-present CS:GO, TF2, R6, etc.

This is a bullshit argument (most of the rest of your arguments are bullshit too).Every year in gaming is the year with the "most FPS players ever". There is room for more than 4-5 games. I don't remember only 4 Drama movies being released last year because of the "over saturation of the Drama genre in movies". I don't remember only 5 Political Humour books being published in the last year cause everyone only reads one of 5 books.

Only gamers (particularly PC gamers) have this tribal herd mentality. That's why Overwatch has a billion players, and LB has zero. One game isn't fundamentally better than the other, they're 2 different arena games.

I wonder how much of that is people playing thinking they're going to be an e-sports champion with a Bliz game, or somehow make a career as a youtube/twitch streamer. I miss when people just played games for fun. And you can't tell me that from an objective perspective OW is a billion times more fun than LB.
 
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News Comments > $45K Star Citizen Refund?
37. Re: $45K Star Citizen Refund? Sep 14, 2017, 14:15 Slick
 
Ech, if you're willing to spend 45K on vaporware, you should be willing to lose 45K on vaporware. Sure, I guess they didn't know the extent of the delays and/or lies when they signed up, and I am happy they got their money back...

I just kinda hoped that they got stiffed and were out the 45K, because then this would be a cautionary tale of spending way too much money on a fucking kickstarter, which should be the only real lesson anyone can take from this hot mess.
 
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News Comments > Play The Division Free This Weekend
1. Re: Play The Division Free This Weekend Sep 12, 2017, 20:49 Slick
 
i WISH I STILL CARED ABOUT THIS GAME, i DON'T, BUT IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED

*not retyping that, it's not that important
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 11, 2017, 13:55 Slick
 
Nier must have been on sale, too bad they still haven't fixed the PC version. Don't have time to fiddle to get a proper working framerate/resolution/aspect ratio etc. that shit is a non-starter for me nowadays.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen 3.0 "Akin to Early Access"
14. Re: Star Citizen 3.0 Sep 11, 2017, 13:53 Slick
 
If 3.0 is when character persistence begins, then that's when a lot of people will start playing. When is that happening?  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed
17. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed Sep 9, 2017, 03:12 Slick
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Sep 9, 2017, 02:39:
Heltorne wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 23:57:
Sheesh, don't you people ever get sick of the cliche negativity about almost everything?

Blue's comment section has been a cesspit for some time. I tried for a period to call people out on always being so negative, and it just falls on deaf ears. There are quite a few good posters but the loud always-negatives drown out anything worthwhile.

CJ_Parker, Cutter are the biggest offenders by a long shot.

While they're the worst of the bunch, they're by no means outliers of a larger trend, as you state. The problem comes when people pile onto whatever "everyone's mad at" and it cascades to over 50% of posters on here.

All that it would take to combat it is a simple reply to one of the "good" posters with a "thumbs up" of sorts, to show that they're not alone.

It's easy to pile on to a bitching match, it takes balls to stand with someone obviously alone as a source of sanity.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed
13. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed Sep 9, 2017, 01:36 Slick
 
What's a pro-tard?

I'm assembling my fuckwit to English dictionary, I'd appreciate a proper definition.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 9, 2017, 01:05 Slick
 
Cool beans, thanks for the tip blue. I just ordered 2 (free) tickets for the general expo floor. Considering it's about 5 blocks from where I live, it's hard to pass up. On a similar note, there's a DreamHack Montreal tourney going on this weekend about 3 blocks in the other direction, MTL <3 Gaming.  
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed
10. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed Sep 9, 2017, 00:59 Slick
 
Heltorne wrote on Sep 8, 2017, 23:57:
Sheesh, don't you people ever get sick of the cliche negativity about almost everything?

That's usually my line, but come on, you have to be able to call a spade a spade. It's widely considered "good form" to launch a new game and give it time to breathe, to let the customers who just plonked down (in my case) $80 CAD to feel like they're getting their money's worth.

Announcing the first xpack 3 days after launch is bad form. It's not a death sentence, and there are worse and more insidious practises in the industry... but I think we can come together and at the very least admit to ourselves that this is in poor taste.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed
4. Re: Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris Expansion Revealed Sep 8, 2017, 21:04 Slick
 
This is Activision at its greatest, the game has been out for what, 3 days on console? Still 6 weeks away to even come out on PC, and they're already talking expansions.

Don't get me wrong, I like expansion packs, or as the kids call em "DLC", if I'm actually enjoying a game and want more content, but this is absurd. You don't do it 3 days after launch. The contempt they have for their customers is so thick you could spread it on toast.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Character Creation
7. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Character Creation Sep 8, 2017, 01:57 Slick
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 22:00:
Towlie bonus content! Lol! So awesome! Actually can't wait for this season of SP. My understanding is they're dumping the overarching stories and politics and just getting back to the old random silly episodes. About time too. The first several seasons were the best. I love stuff like the guys from Korn arguing if they're 'pirate ghosts' or 'ghost pirates'.

Supposedly Trey Parker is the silly one, and Matt Stone is the one that pushes the social commentary. I like both, but I do agree that it's gotten a bit social lately... still great premises derived from current headlines, no other show can do that within 1 week.
 
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News Comments > Magic: The Gathering Arena Announced
1. Re: Magic: The Gathering Arena Announced Sep 7, 2017, 20:48 Slick
 
They had what, a 25-year lead on this? And a virtual monopoly for much of that time? UNNACCEPTABRUUUU

Also, fuck MTG, the mana system makes the game not very fun to play. If you draw a hand with no lands, or all lands, then you pretty much lose and you waste 2 people's time. The way post other post-MTG CCGs manage the mana pool is a lot better.

Personally, I liked the system in Scrolls, where every turn you could choose to sac a card to get +1 "mana crystals", or sac a card and draw 2 new cards. It meant you were never stuck with a shitty hand for too long, or stuck without mana.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 7, 2017, 13:17 Slick
 
Jivaro wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 12:31:
Verno wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 12:14:
One time use shaders is a new low for microtransactions but it figures that an Activision published game would feature them.

How I wish it was a new low. Sadly, it's been done before. Not exactly the same thing but nearly as bad are the timed ones. 7 days and then *poof*, gone. TERA is the first game that comes to mind but I am sure there are others.

APB Reloaded has the mother of all bullshit stores, where it's timed, for 30 days and then poof it's gone, oh and you're buying a statistically superior gun that kills 30% faster. YAY!

Also, I don't reaaaaaaaaaaally give a fuck about them selling cosmetics in a pay store, one-time use or not. What concerns me is the reports of non-cosmetic items being sold, I'd like to know more about that.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Roadmap
8. Re: LawBreakers Roadmap Sep 7, 2017, 13:12 Slick
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 10:19:
The low player numbers are unfortunate but the market is simply saturated with shooters. I'm definitely having more fun with Lawbreakers than Quake Champions tho.


Oh man, I played the quake beta for about 5 minutes before uninstalling. I bet it will sell millions of copies.

Gamers are just dumb as fuck these days, don't know what to tell you all. You could get the same experience with QuakeLive, infact a better one without dumb hero classes as a "me too!" cash grab.

Or you could try Lawbreakers, the game that costs half the price, and easily quad-times the fun It really is a "true" spiritual successor to quake/unreal.
 
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News Comments > PUBG: 10 Million Down, 90 Million to Go
8. Re: PUBG: 10 Million Down, 90 Million to Go Sep 7, 2017, 05:21 Slick
 
Numinar wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 04:13:
hunting humans

You do not hunt a man.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 7, 2017, 04:46 Slick
 
A worthy sucessor to the great G602, which I used for years, but in retrospect, the 2x AA batteries add a LOT of weight. Going back to the 602 now, it feels like a clump of concrete in my hand. Still, as an alternative to the G900 series, a def worthy product. the latency is identical to wired mice.  
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News Comments > HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor This Month
10. Re: HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor This Month Sep 5, 2017, 18:39 Slick
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 16:56:
The headsets are WARM to start with.. adding a battery pack on it is just a good way of cooking your noggin.

https://www.roadtovr.com/vive-n-chill-cooling-solution-htc-vive-users-sweaty-vr-faces/
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor This Month
7. Re: HTC Vive Wireless Adaptor This Month Sep 5, 2017, 15:36 Slick
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 14:37:
I'll just deal with the cord until the next gen headsets come out with wireless built in. Hopefully they'll have eye tracking and foveated rendering built in as well.

yyyyyyup.

Also, the added weight is a non-starter for me, having been in physio for almost a year due to a Vive injury. Fucking Holopoint, they need to figure out a better wat to approximate your "body" to didge incoming attacks, as of right now the only thing tracked is the head, so to beat the game you have to whip your head back and forth every couple seconds... Physio hasn't even helped, pretty fucking sad, could be permanent damage.
 
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News Comments > Labor Day Metaverse
4. Re: Bitcoin Crashes Sep 4, 2017, 19:37 Slick
 
Good riddance, ICOs need to die, they're not 90% fraudulent, it's more like 99%. That being said I'm going to be a community manager of an upcoming ICO (non-fraudulent), get ready to throw money at your screen! xD  
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