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News Comments > ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit
12. Re: ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit Feb 1, 2017, 23:26 thestryker

A bit better coverage than what I read from polygon. They didn't find against John Carmack at all which leads me to believe the accusations against him went nowhere. The copyright infringement is interesting seeing as the nda break reward was 4x that value. Given the amount of money fb makes off data I doubt even of they had to pay out the $500m it would make any difference to them. It'll also be interesting to see if an injunction is even a possibility.
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month
5. Re: Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month Feb 2, 2016, 13:35 thestryker
But will this update actually fix the worst combat in the history of ARPGs? For a game with as many great features and game mechanics as PoE has I've never been able to get far due to how bad the combat is.

Diablo 3 for as awful as their overall mechanics are has great feel to the combat and moving through the world.

Torchlight 2 was honestly my favorite of recent ARPGs, but friends and I had notorious problems zoning through portals in mp so we eventually gave up on that.

I have been playing Grim Dawn since it hit "content complete" and I have to say overall ideas wise this is by far the best. It has a lot of the same things going for it that Titan Quest had (obviously) but they've taken certain world interactions to a new level. There are a lot of random NPC encounters which you have control over the futures of. Several instances of things along the lines of "clear those fields so we can farm" and said fields stay clear and the farming starts. Combat wise it's just a deeper Titan Quest system and doesn't seem to have overpowered random affixes.

Back on topic to PoE though... it really does make me sad that the combat is so complete shit that for me it makes the game unplayable. I'd rather go play Diablo 2 because it still feels better, and for some reason this is something they never seem to improve. Perhaps that's because a lot of fans just accept it, but each of these expansions seem to have just put in more content without even a nod to how trash the combat is.
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
28. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 14:02 thestryker
While I don't think the price is insane... It is ill advised seeing as at the end of the day the rift isn't even as complex as a high end smartphone and those are $500-600. This certainly is not what I would consider to be a reasonable price, and my computer can run it fine. Personally I'm not spending gsync monitor money on something I can't use with everything. I do agree with the previous poster that they seem to have priced this at the niche sim area.  
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit
43. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 15:02 thestryker
Two obvious comments regarding this: when's the last time you saw a fast food company sued over the fact that their ads never match the product and on the pc side it was largely fixed in the huge patch they put out. Near as I can tell the lawsuit is dead before it even starts, which is sorta a shame because this is the sort of crap companies get away with all of the time.

I'd like to think that issues like these in general have a big effect on public opinion, but the game still sold decently. Not to mention debacles like d3 and sim city haven't really deterred people, sure they complain, but a large chunk still buy the product. Last thing, the regarding preorders, I preorder things when there's a monetary incentive, for example I got xcom for $38 on release, otherwise I agree that there's rarely any point to preordering anything.
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News Comments > Warframe Open Beta
3. Re: This is Pay 2 Win rubbish. Feb 14, 2013, 10:55 thestryker
Ripperjack wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 09:28:
This game is blatiant Pay 2 Win rubbish, which rewards you for using your daddy's credit card, rather than developing any skill.


Play FireFall and Defiance instead.

Curious if you have actually played this game making a comment like that. I think I put in around 10 hours or so without feeling a hard pay wall. There are two things that I think should be changed 1) item slots are only through paid currency 2) armor/weapon upgrade items are overly rng, but can be bypassed via p2w. You can get armor/weapons through some farming and in game reward currency. Game is 100% coop/pve so anyone who likes that concept should consider giving it a go.

Defiance has auto aim that cannot be turned off, no in game voice settings and an awful friend system, so I'm not sure why you'd think that is worth people's time in its current state. I hope it gets better, but right now it's most certainly not worth the upcoming $60 price of admission. Firefall was a lot of fun the last time I played it, much better pvp than pve imo, but very good game play overall, and shooter fans should definitely check it out.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Sep 15, 2012, 18:03 thestryker
PHJF wrote on Sep 15, 2012, 17:03:
The one thing worth pointing out between the various platforms is how cool Borderlands 2 can look if you have an awesome PC.

Somehow I doubt this is remotely true.

The PC version allows plenty of tweaks to draw distance, frame rate and more. It also allows Nvidia card users to turn on Physx options, which results in a hell of a lot more particles flying around, realistic liquid physics, and a greater sense of destructible environments.

I'm assuming the physx is the only big difference, but I think it looks pretty good.
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