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News Comments > End of Nations Beta Event
9. Re: End of Nations Beta Event Sep 8, 2012, 03:04 .Drifter
Tumbler wrote on Sep 7, 2012, 21:59:
Hmm, guess I'll boot this up. Good thing I updated...wait...600mb download needed.

Okay, back to FTL!

So far, I'm really liking FTL.
It has this retro, C64/Amiga feel to me, and the game will beat you down in a heartbeat.
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
10. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 2, 2012, 15:35 .Drifter
I'm enjoying the game now more than beta.
I'd enjoy it a lot more though if it would quit friggin' lagging all the time . . .
Heck, about the only time it doesn't lag is when I'm in the Queue to join the main server, which is why, lately, I keep hitting "Return to end of Queue" since that's about the only way I can play.
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patched
26. Re: World of Warcraft Patched Aug 30, 2012, 05:07 .Drifter
They apparently screwed up the launcher for the 64-bit client. Won't run it, gives a "critical file failed to launch" error, but you can directly launch the client from the game folder.
Not even the beta has this issue, lol.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
52. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 27, 2012, 03:52 .Drifter
wtf_man wrote on Aug 26, 2012, 23:23:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 26, 2012, 22:58:
KB/M is not some messiah of control schemes that excels in every application. In fact, a lot of times it sucks balls. The beauty of PC is its flexibility. Rational PC gamers use the best tool for the job, which for some things happens to be a gamepad. To insist otherwise makes you sound like a shill, yourself.

Yo, Einstein, look up the word shill.

The only reason KB/M sucks balls in any game is because the retarded developer either didn't know how to make a decent control scheme for it, or didn't bother (because it's a fucking port). That said... the KB/M is the native "control" for the PC. If one is not going to put the effort in making their application work with the native control of the platform in question... then they shouldn't bother at all. Suggesting we all go out and buy a non-native peripheral, just to play a game on a preferred platform, is asinine.

Supporting additional peripherals is a plus. Not supporting the native input devices to a given platform is inexcusable, if you are trying to sell something for that platform.

My Commodore 128 came with a port that a joystick could plug into. I played Last Ninja, Pirates, and a myriad of other games with the joystick.
My Amiga 500 came with a port a joystick could plug into. I played Sword of Sodan, Impossible Mission 2, Test Drive 2, and many other games with it.
My PC has a USB port, and there are several joysticks/gamepads/flight sticks/steering wheels that can attach to that USB port.
I'm not even going to try to list all the games I've played with a flight stick or gamepad on my PC.
Joysticks, gamepads, and control devices of a similar nature have been native to PC's for years, and given the choice between a gamepad and keyboard for a racing game, I'd go with the gamepad any day. Why? Throttle and steering is better on a gamepad, since it's not "all or nothing" like it is on a keyboard. I don't much care for steering wheels in racing games, oddly enough, since I can't control the car as well as with a gamepad.
And Mechwarrior 3 was a hell of a lot more fun with a flight stick than with a mouse and keyboard.
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News Comments > Torchlight II Release Date Announcement Next Week
35. Re: Torchlight II Release Date Announcement Next Week Aug 26, 2012, 01:09 .Drifter
eunichron wrote on Aug 26, 2012, 00:19:

Just look at GW2 for instance, people are loving it, it's getting rave reviews all over the place. I'm loving it. Yet it is absolutely nothing like GW1, but you don't see anyone complaining that it's not GW1, or that it's "traitorous". That's just fucking ridiculous to think that every sequel should be exactly the same as its predecessor.

No one is complaining? No one? Seriously?
I've actually seen several complaints, even some here on Blues, about it being so different from GW1.
Granted, I didn't really like GW1 that much, but I will admit I have enjoyed what I've played of GW2, so this change certainly doesn't bother me.
But to say that you don't see anyone complaining isn't quite true.
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News Comments > Torchlight II Release Date Announcement Next Week
19. Re: Torchlight II Release Date Announcement Next Week Aug 25, 2012, 21:08 .Drifter
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 17:50:
nin wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 16:36:
Julio wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 16:31:
Here's to hoping that this game is much better than TL1 and D3.

Topping D3 won't be hard. TL1 wasn't perfect, but it was fun, and I hope 2 is even better.

I'd actually be very surprised if TL2 was better than D3 even in its current state seeing how sorry TL1 was

I spent more time playing, and had more fun, with Torchlight in the first two weeks after it came out than I have had with Diablo III since release. Now, admittedly, most of this could be due to the fact that I didn't have to log into some server to play Torchlight, as opposed to D3 where I did, and for the first two weeks, and about two weeks more, I was consistently and frequently going over 1K ping, which pretty much rendered the game unplayable. In fact, the only way I could get ping low enough to play was by switching from the American servers to the European ones, which stayed rather consistently at 200 ping, give or take.
Given my experience with D3, I'd go with it being the sorry game.
(Starting to wonder about my auto correct, it's making some strange choices lately)
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
21. Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 21:02 .Drifter
Got off work last night, went to see if the servers were up, and not only were they up, but all the servers with good names were full.
In fact, I seem to remember there being three with light, one medium, a few heavies, and several full ones. And thus was just a bit after midnight central, if I remember right. And I might not, as I worked late on Friday.
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News Comments > Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion
27. Re: Rebellion Sues Stardock and Ironclad Over Rebellion Aug 17, 2012, 01:48 .Drifter
Heck, Stardock and Ironclad Games ought to sue Rebellion for lost sales, stating that because people confused the name with theirs, and they refused to buy Sins.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 13, 2012, 00:47 .Drifter
Kaldon wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 16:36:
DO NOT BUY Legends of Pegasus, the game is alpha quality at best, its not even beta quality, nowhere remotely close to release quality. in the 83 minutes I've managed to play I stopped counting after 18 show stopping bugs, i experienced 10 crashes. The game won't save, when you do manage to get it to save the file gets corrupt and when you try to load a save game you cant get the load screen to even come up. Save yourself the heartache, money, and irritation AVOID Legends of Pegasus at all costs.

You know, I have yet to read anything positive about the game.
Well, unless you count the "positively awful" comments.
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News Comments > Heavy Gear Returning
8. Re: Heavy Gear Returning Aug 9, 2012, 01:15 .Drifter
sauron wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 21:11:
HG1 was freaking great, but for some reason I never got into the sequel. If they get a remake right, there are a lot of fans out there.

It's a similar situation to Mechwarrior or maybe Tribes, although the current iteration of the latter seems to have hit the nail on the head and the fans love it. Hard to do though.

I also loved the first HG, but not the second. It just felt too different from the first.
That and the fact that the mechs felt more fragile than HG1.
I also vaguely seem to remember my legs getting damaged a lot too, but I might be thinking of another game.
The space combat in multi for HG2 was pretty fun though, at least for a while.

I just wish they'd released the final patch for HG1 officially. They invited a bunch of us to beta it, made you fax in a non disclosure agreement, then sent you a link to a "secret website" where we posted a laundry list of stuff to tweak . . . which was ignored for months, it seemed like, with no interaction from the people making the patch. Then suddenly, poof, no patch.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PROTOTYPE 2
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - PROTOTYPE 2 Jul 25, 2012, 01:19 .Drifter
Bought the first game, regretted it after.
First off, had a bit of a volume issue, pumped up the volume that was ok.
Second issue was the mouse. I had a Microsoft sidewinder, game had a known issue with that mouse in that if it was plugged, in on certain computer configurations, when you launched the game, then the game ran like crap. Unplug the mouse, or disable HID usb devices, and it ran OK.
Rare final issue was that it randomly locked up or crashed.

I will say though, that after disabling HID devices in device manager, unplugging my mouse, jacking my speakers up pretty high, closing every single program running in task manager, and managing to get the game to run without crashing . . . it was kinda fun.
Absolutely no PC support what so ever for the first one though.
I do not not expect any for the second, especially since the developer is DOA, and most especially because it's published by Activision.
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News Comments > Deadpool Game Teaser Trailer
6. Re: Deadpool Game Teaser Trailer Jul 16, 2012, 01:14 .Drifter
That's who I always thought Deadpool was a knock off of. I was thinking about this the other day, but couldn't remember the guys name.
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News Comments > Deadpool Game
10. Re: Deadpool Game Jul 15, 2012, 03:44 .Drifter
They did start a Dirty Harry game once, then canceled it.

As for Deadpool, I never get all the love people have for him. Granted, I haven't touched a Marvel comic in 10+ years, but from what I remember of him when he was introduced, he seems like nothing more than a smart mouthed merc with a gun and sword, who seemed to have a knack for making improbable escapes from deadly situations, who was created as a throw away foe for Wolverine. I seem to remember he was a temp foe meant to replace Sabertooth (who was half dead or something from having adamantium ripped out of his bones) and Cyber, I think it was (who was eaten alive to get at his Adamantium skin, which was used to replace Wolverine's missing adamantium).
I also vaguely remember them mentioning he had a healing factor based on mutated cancer cells or something, but it's been a while, so I might be wrong.
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
128. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 13, 2012, 02:58 .Drifter
Dev wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 02:24:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 02:07:
Do the wishlist giveaways work on games that aren't out yet but are listed on Steam?
I'm not sure, I bet that would be in the terms of the specific contest running. If it doesn't, it would probably move to the next items, so when one of those contests hits, I usually have enough to have 10 at the top without counting pre-orders (so if I had 5 preorders I'd have 10 after that for a total of 15 expensive items).
.net_Drifter wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 02:20:
Twenty minutes trying to buy Total War Samurai 2 package, and every time I get it in my cart, the friggin' cart empties.
Is it empty or just not showing? I've seen both happen today, where it will stop showing cart at the corner for a while then it comes back on a reload. I've also seen where I add something and it disappears.
Also, you may want to login and try from your web browser, see if that makes a difference, you can buy stuff from the steam webpage and not just within steam.

Good ole valve, their front end/load balancing crapping out as usual.

It was totally empty. I'd add the game, click the button to continue with purchase, and BAM empty cart. This was both one game at a time, and multiple games.
Heck, there were even times when I'd click the game to get to the page to add it to the cart and zip! Blank page.
Both the website and through steam client.
Eventually it just let me buy the 3 games I ended up buying one at a time.

As a side note, prices seemed to change randomly when the front page refreshes. Warlock, for example, is 30% off one refresh, 66% off the next, click add to cart on the 66% off one and the 30% off shows up in the cart, lol.
I give up for tonight.
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
126. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 13, 2012, 02:20 .Drifter
Twenty minutes trying to buy Total War Samurai 2 package, and every time I get it in my cart, the friggin' cart empties.  
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News Comments > Reznor Writing Black Ops II Theme
50. Re: Reznor Writing Black Ops II Theme Jul 12, 2012, 01:12 .Drifter
Beamer wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 18:37:
Devinoch wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 17:59:
space captain wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 17:52:
genre labels are for dumbshits that need to be told how and what to think

No, it's called language. Try using it! It's all the rage these days, people actually communicating!

(Also, anyone who says "my music can't be put into a genre" is a pretentious twit. Rough categorization isn't a bad thing. Unless you absolutely, positively think every single thing is unique. Then you're just like all the other people exactly like that. Twit.)

Labels are mostly meaningless. Quick, what's Korn and Limp Bizkit? Ask their fans and they're metal. Ask anyone else and they're hard rock. Don't even get me into the infinite levels of subgenre. I mean, the Map of Metal has dozens of genres, but if someone says "so what kind of music do you listen to?" and the response is "deathgrind" you're going way too in-depth. But if someone says "metal, you know, like Korn"... basically genres are either meaningless or too in-depth.

Wait a sec, I thought Limp Bizkit was Nu Metal?
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Double XP Weekend
10. Re: Max Payne 3 Double XP Weekend Jul 6, 2012, 18:48 .Drifter
Download version of the game's on sale on Amazon, 39.99 (20.00 bucks off) and was even cheaper a day or two, 29.99 I believe it was, if anyone's interested in getting it.  
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News Comments > Spider-Man Swings onto PCs
3. Re: Spider-Man Swings onto PCs Jun 27, 2012, 22:05 .Drifter
I liked Spiderman 1 and 2, part 3 with Venom and Sandman . . . not so much. They tried to throw too much in, and it sucked.
The new Spiderman movie?
Don't even care to see it.
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News Comments > World of Tanks Patched
3. Re: World of Tanks Patched Jun 20, 2012, 23:48 .Drifter
Nighthawk wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 22:03:
I'll support and counter that.
There is nothing wrong with the matcher, low tier tanks in battle are typically lights, which are used for scouting and placed in higher tier matches.
Zero damage penetrating hits have been explained in the blog and forum.
Ghost shells, never seen it, some that impact obstructions and you don't see land, yes, but never disappearing.
Unbalanced, on and off, nothing too bad.
Artillery "wanked" yes, still happening.

If you haven't played, try it out, it's a fun game with a bunch of whiners tossed in for sport.
And I counter that!
I have heavies that are 9 of 10 matches the lowest tier tank in the match. Most games I've played, lights are even to me or higher level.
Zero damage penetrating hits are a problem. Explained or not, when you hit a tank 8 to 10 times in a row and get "penetration" each time, but 0 damage, something is wrong.
Disappearing shells, yes, but not frequently. Firing across an empty stretch of land, from behind bushes, with absolutely nothing in front of me and a hill behind the target, with absolutely no impact animation anywhere to be seen.
Unbalanced, yes and no. There was one tank, I think it was the Chinese premium one, where if you were in a match and the opposing team had 3 on their side, your match was almost a guaranteed loss. There were a few other tanks like that too.
Artillery, yeah, still has issues.

I played WoT for months, even went premium for a bit, but constantly being the low man on the totem pole match after match after match . . .
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2012, 22:56 .Drifter
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 21:41:
Probably -- I seem to remember a well publicized event where someone convinced a tele-marketer he was a cop answering a phone at a murder crime scene of the home owner and he wanted to know how the tele-marketer knew the victim... on and on.

Not sure I was actually ever convinced it was a real call from an actual tele-marketer but it was fun to consider the possibility.

Tom Mabe. He has a some pretty funny stuff he's supposedly pulled with telemarketers.
Here's that one:

Another good one is where a dude calls and tries to sell him a casket, he pretends to be suicidal after getting fired and having his wife and family leave him.
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