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Nickname Frijoles
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Signed On Aug 15, 2000, 18:23
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Roadmap
9. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Roadmap Mar 4, 2016, 10:25 Frijoles
 
Mac wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 02:57:
Alarm bells should be going for anyone pre-ordering The Division ... no proper reviews prior to launch ... Oo

Why do I need reviews when I played the beta and enjoyed it? I think I got a good 10 - 15 hours out of the beta, so no worries here about what to expect.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Mar 3, 2016, 20:21 Frijoles
 
The ghosts look really good. That's about it. Is this a remake or something? From the trailer, the storyline looks exactly the same.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 25, 2016, 12:28 Frijoles
 
KS wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 11:56:
"uncheck the box for "Get fun facts, tips, tricks and more on your lock screen." "

I don't even have this setting. I'm set to show the default picture, though, and it never changes. So I must not have the spotlight thing going.
 
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News Comments > Darkspore Closing Next Week
9. Re: Darkspore Closing Next Week Feb 23, 2016, 12:53 Frijoles
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 12:11:
Okay be honest, raise hands... who's still playing DarkSpore here? I almost could do the same for "who here even played it?", but I won't.

I very nearly fired it up last week while I was looking over my game list. My thought was, "This game is still around?" I had some fun with it, but I did very little of the online stuff (aside from what was required). If they could hack it to still run, I'd probably let my kid play with it. I think he'd enjoy it.

I may give it a final go this weekend for old times sake.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
17. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 23, 2016, 09:43 Frijoles
 
clint wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 23:46:
anyone tried and got results for vr ready or not, and have their specs too would be awesome.

Mine was at the top end and hovered around 110 - 120fps. GTX980, 16 gigs of memory, and an i7-4771 Haswell (3.9GHz). Download size was around 1.5ish gigs, not the full 4 gigs. Does seem rather large for what it does.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 22, 2016, 09:39 Frijoles
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 14:08:
You'll be waiting to extract your loot, and there's like 4 guys there that you know are going to start shooting you as soon as you go for the chopper, but you can't shoot them first or you'll be marked rogue and then everyone unloads on you.

I had the exact opposite problem. If anything, the extraction points were the safest area since there were typically four or five of us and if anything was red everyone attacked it. I was having problems finding rogues to fight. I play pretty late though, so that's probably why.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Progression Details
2. Re: Overwatch Progression Details Feb 10, 2016, 11:53 Frijoles
 
Game is awesome. Glad to hear they're adding co-op vs. bots, and the various rules for custom games sounds very interesting.  
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News Comments > The Division Open Beta Next Week
10. Re: The Division Open Beta Next Week Feb 9, 2016, 22:12 Frijoles
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 14:53:
Didn't think they would do the open beta demo this close to release, might actually hurt them in terms of lowering the hype levels for the game.

Game shot up to #1 on Steam during the closed beta. Maybe it could have been higher/sustained it longer without the demo, but there's no doubt they got some pre-orders from it.

It's only been, what, 2 weeks since the beta? I really doubt they did much with the hacking and are just buying more time to fix it. Guess we'll find it out soon.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
4. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2016, 17:08 Frijoles
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 16:09:
I'm trying to understand how some companies are planning on dealing with this.

Install Enterprise version. I wonder if it does the same thing. I know we're evaluating it because it doesn't force updates (we want to control that). Enterprise also lets you turn off Cortana, so probably lets you disable other things.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
13. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 17:06 Frijoles
 
Doma wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 14:02:
That is a ton of XCOM 2, but damn its sure is good.

Damn buggy, too. Tutorial won't complete for me, just crashes to desktop. I turned it off and was able to get to the base, but there's still bugs and performance problems. Loading a mission takes a while. Alien Activity will sit there for 5+ seconds before anything happens. This on a GTX 980 with an i7 and 24 gigs of memory. I may be waiting for the performance patch before I really play it because right now it's just painful to try to play.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
8. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 4, 2016, 13:13 Frijoles
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 10:45:
On the plus side, I'm no longer conflicted... They're just dicks...

Amen to that. Played it yesterday and thought, "Ok, maybe they're trying." Microtransactions? No, they're just dicks.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
24. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 4, 2016, 01:32 Frijoles
 
After about 2 hours of playing, I have to admit that there is possibly a game here. It's a complete mess right now, but there's an underlying mechanic that I'm enjoying. They need quite a bit of time to refine it. And I really wonder why they released it as early as they did, since the reviews have destroyed it. They must be bankrupt. Nonetheless, hopefully something comes from this. I see a possible fun game many months/years down the road.

If you do try, don't judge it by the first 2 or 3 maps. They're crap. They should combine them in to a single map and call it the tutorial.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
23. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 21:23 Frijoles
 
saluk wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 18:35:
One way to recoup an investment. Rebrand, take out the most annoying part of the original game (excessive clicking), and hack in an opposing force.

Clicking is still there, although I'm not really sure you have to do it. You generate the .. uh.. pink stuff (faith?) automatically like in the later versions of Godus, but you can still click trees and rocks to generate a single point. Clicking a rock 10 times, gives you 10 of the pink stuff and destroys the rock. The building I had cost 500. BUT, it does generate automatically if you just want to wait a tiny bit longer.

I'm going to try it again on another computer. I want to see if the multiple applications its running is a thing on my other computer. You'd think that if they planned on relaunching it, that they'd take some time to make sure it was a quality relaunch. Unless they're just grabbing for money (surely that's not it!).

Edit: So yeah, it launches a second application called.. wait for it.. Godus. Basically when you hit "Battle", Godus Wars opens a new full screen application for Godus. I'd ask them WTF, but they're not allowing discussions on the Steam forum. I imagine they don't have much faith in it either.

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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
10. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 12:54 Frijoles
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 12:48:
I have no expectations for this title though

I just finished a romp through it. I think your "no expectations" are too high. We need to go in to negative territory here.

So I realize they just pushed this out, but game companies really need to at least think, "Are we ready to show this?" Because in this case, they aren't. I have never, in my XX years of gaming, seen a game that launches a second process when you hit battle. Not just another background process, but something that opens a full-blown window "Awaiting Results". My task bar shows two Godus applications running when I go in to battle. It doesn't switch smoothly, either. The whole screen flickers to the desktop while it does this.

I know they're excited for people to see it, but for god's sake, don't shove it over to Steam until it's not an embarrassment for the company.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
8. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 12:34 Frijoles
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 12:30:
Least Peter can ship a product.

Mind you, clickable cubes that don't do much are pretty difficult to code.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
7. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 12:33 Frijoles
 
I have both Godus and Godus Wars in my Steam library now. Installing the Wars one. My expectations are about as low as possible.  
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News Comments > Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition Next Week
1. Re: Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition Next Week Feb 2, 2016, 00:36 Frijoles
 
Too many games, not enough time. They need to start spreading them out a bit. XCOM2 this week, Tomb Raider last week. Division's beta. Damn. I need to retire so I can play more games.  
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News Comments > The Division Beta Extended
8. Re: The Division Beta Extended Feb 1, 2016, 12:48 Frijoles
 
Parias wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 12:27:
How's the storyline so far? If nothing else, this sounds like it might be a fun game to romp through with a friend co-operatively, so long as it has a decent plot. I don't know if there's really any focus on storyline missions though or if it's just a bunch of random grindy quests?

Most of it was disabled for the beta. The very few missions were same-y. Go here and rescue hostages. Go there and kill bad guys. Not a lot of variation, but most of it is disabled.

I was a bit annoyed that I'm the only soldier (the few you run in to are always pinned down as part of a side-mission). The base is full of them, but nobody goes with to help.
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta Extended
7. Re: The Division Beta Extended Feb 1, 2016, 12:46 Frijoles
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 11:39:
How well does it run?

I had it on "High" settings running on my Ultrawide (3440x1440) on a GTX 980. FPS was right around 40 - 45. Not low enough to bother me, and it still looked great. I put it on a 1920x1200 monitor at Ultra settings and it was hitting the 60 fps cap. Runs really well on my system (Tomb Raider gets about the same FPS if you can compare with that).

UI could use some love. It looks good, but you can tell it's a port (it says to Q/E to move between menu sections, although mouse also works).

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 31, 2016, 14:49 Frijoles
 
Enjoying Division a lot more than I thought I would. Trying to avoid playing it now since I know everything is wiped. Ended up in the Dark Zone last night for about 3 hours and eventually joined up with a group of four. Hunted down rogues and occasionally went rogue ourselves on accident. It was a lot of fun.

Interface is shit though. It looks really good, but has some weird usability issues. Have to use keyboard for the most part since the mouse is hit and miss. And if your mouse pointer is over something, it fucks up the keyboard. Overall though I enjoyed the beta.
 
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