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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Brink Patched
13. Re: Brink Patched May 25, 2011, 05:04 .Drifter
everyone wrote on May 24, 2011, 11:14:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 24, 2011, 08:25:
Sound still drops out. Text is still corrupted. Fail.
I think that's down to servers not being on the new version.

Nope. Playing solo campaign, not online, not on a server, text corrupts everywhere there's a text box.
As for sound drop out, haven't really noticed it as a major problem, however I will say that I don't seem to get many character hit sounds. If I fire at someone, only the sound of the gun firing seems to occur, and I might be hearing bullets hit the environment behind and around the target, but I never seem to notice any sound indicating a bullet actually hitting a target (person).
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News Comments > Brink Patched
6. Re: Brink Patched May 24, 2011, 01:56 .Drifter
Text glitch is even worse, affecting everything nearly all the time now.
And if anything, my bot teammates seem even stupider than before.

This comment was edited on May 24, 2011, 04:31.
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Map Pack Released
8. Re: Crysis 2 Map Pack Released May 18, 2011, 05:26 .Drifter
Cryptic's first-person shooter sequel?  
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News Comments > Brink Patched, Free DLC Planned
48. Re: Brink Patched, Free DLC Planned May 15, 2011, 21:17 .Drifter
Jerykk wrote on May 15, 2011, 04:12:
I can see why a lot of people don't like the game. The levels are full of brutal chokepoints that put offense at a severe disadvantage. TF2 has similar level design, except it offers multiple ways to break through (spies, ubers, etc). In Brink, you're pretty much screwed since it only takes a few hits to kill you. Considering how much of a disadvantage that offense has, it's especially lame that the defensive team can quickly undo hacks.

This pretty much sums up just about my biggest issue with the game so far.
I've completed the game as one of the rebels, trying it now as a cop, and so far the worst map in my opinion is the airport one where you have to crack the safe and get out with the documents inside. The room the safe is in has three entrances, and the defending team can basically guard all 3 from the upper level entrance. Congregate there with a watch force on either side, and you pretty much own the room. They're coming left? Shift forces there, right, the same, center, well they're already all there. At this point, even when my team manages to get the data and nearly make it to the exit point, it's always seems to be nearly smothered by the opposing team who takes the carrier out at the last second and then the whole process begins again.
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance May 14, 2011, 21:05 .Drifter
"We are taking aggressive action at all levels to address the concerns that were raised by this incident, and are making consumer data protection a full-time, companywide commitment."

Nice to know.
Guess it wasn't a full time job before.
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News Comments > Brink Patched, Free DLC Planned
37. Re: Brink Patched, Free DLC Planned May 14, 2011, 21:02 .Drifter
Not entirely sure what they did with the patch, but the game actually runs worse for me now, and has noticeable stuttering.
I've also started to get some serious corruption with in game text randomly. Examples are name plates over heads, objects, score screen, turrents, etc. Basically, anything that can have text can become glitchy and unreadable. This does NOT occur with ingame graphics (environment, guns, players), only text.
Bots seem like they might be doing better, but it's hard to tell since they still die so damn fast.
And finally, it seems like they've buffed bot damage. Whereas before, I could get into some firefights and take some hits, now I seem to go down insanely fast at times. I even upped my body type to big to beef up the health pool, took health and vest upgrades, and carried a chain gun. I walk up behind a distracted bot, point blank begin to empty my gun into his head, and he just turns around and one shots me. And it doesn't even seem consistent, sometimes I'll be firing at them and not seeming to do any damage, they'll run three steps, then keel over dead.
This is all occurring solo btw, and not on a server.
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News Comments > Brink Patch Plans
11. Re: Brink Patch Plans May 12, 2011, 05:08 .Drifter
zoomboy27a wrote on May 12, 2011, 04:29:

Spammers have Spam

Get out the bug spray!
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News Comments > Brink Patch Plans
7. Re: Brink Patch Plans May 12, 2011, 02:24 .Drifter
Playing PC version, and so far game runs pretty darn good.
My issue is with the bots, and online.
As of yet, I've been able to connect to one online server, and it shut down before I could finish the match, which seemed to be composed entirely of bots . . .
As for the bots themselves, my teammates seem to be morons who run around singly and end up getting themselves killed very easily, while the opposing bots work as teams, use cover (a little) and smoke my bot teammates like kippers. It gets VERY annoying, especially on escort missions.
Oh, spawn points seem weird too, as in so far I'm only finding one per map per team.
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway
92. Re: Age of Empires Online Beta Key Giveaway Apr 27, 2011, 02:29 .Drifter
I'd like a key, if they're still available please.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Apr 19, 2011, 20:11 .Drifter
My two cents, regarding the "release early" thing.
With the items and services I've seen that have been "released early," in nearly all instances the "early" was at least 1 day early, frequently more than one day. In no case can I remember, off the top of my head, any other item or service meaning "a few hours early" when they used the word "early."
If this experience that I've had is similar to what others have had, I can see how a number of people could have thought that the "early release" would be meaning more than a few hours. A matter of past experience influencing perception, I guess you could say?
That being said, early is early, I still got a crack at it before I went to bed and had to get up for work today, so I'm satisfied. I'd have even been satisfied if it hadn't unlocked until I got off from work, since that would have meant it hadn't been delayed.

As for the whole topic of being unable to release early due to a legal agreement with retail stores, my thinking on that is this:
What would be keeping Valve from advising the stores ahead of time that they were possibly going to release the game earlier than Tuesday due to a promotion they were running, and that to keep stores advised of the status of the early release they would be setting up a corporate only website, or email service, that would advise brick and mortar stores X number of hours ahead of the early release time that they were releasing the game on X date or at X time?
That would be keeping in the spirit of not releasing online before brick and mortar could, it would have allowed promo to start sooner, and it could have resulted in an even sooner release date. Since the stores would be advised X number of hours ahead of time, they could start selling in store at the same time as the unlock took place, and they wouldn't have anything to complain about.
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News Comments > Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced
5. Re: Street Fighter X Tekken PC Announced Apr 12, 2011, 13:14 .Drifter
necrosis wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 12:59:
Anonymous wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 12:48:
Street Fighter VS Tekken? Who the fuck cares!
Fighting game on PC? Who the fuck cares!

You apparently did, at least enough to comment.
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News Comments > New Crystal Dynamics IP
2. Re: New Crystal Dynamics IP Mar 29, 2011, 21:13 .Drifter
Forget a new IP, bring out another Legacy of Kain game.  
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News Comments > Hitman 5 Hints?
18. Re: Hitman 5 Hints? Mar 18, 2011, 04:53 .Drifter
Jerykk wrote on Mar 17, 2011, 04:18:
Eh, the entire movie was bad. There was no need for a love interest and no need for humor. 47 should not be smiling or cracking jokes. He shouldn't be doing kung fu or having sword fights either.

If they do make another Hitman movie, they should forget the first one ever existed and start fresh with a much darker tone that's more faithful to the character.

Apparently the original cut was quite a bit different, but Fox wanted a PG-13 move with more action, so they fired the original director/editor and brought in a new guy to reshoot several scenes, and they ditched the whole clone part of the storline. At least per IMDB.
Personally, I'd like to see the original cut.
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News Comments > PC Dead Space 2 Hardcore Fix
8. Re: PC Dead Space 2 Hardcore Fix Feb 10, 2011, 18:37 .Drifter
I doubt it, since I don't think they had any plans to release any DLC for the PC.  
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News Comments > Salem Perma-Death Explained
28. Re: Salem Perma-Death Explained Feb 10, 2011, 18:36 .Drifter
Why make a game and tout the "perma death" aspect, if you're going to turn around have the dead character come back as a descendant who just "picks up where your character left off?"
Seriously, sounds just like a standard, non perma death MMO so far, except your character model just changes when you rez, at least where "death" is concerned.
Guess "perma death" looks better as a bullet point and gets more buzz when appealing to a certain demographic though.
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News Comments > Space Pirates and Zombies
3. Re: Space Pirates and Zombies Jan 28, 2011, 16:09 .Drifter
Space Ninja's and Zombies.
Even better.
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
34. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 19:35 .Drifter
I've been charged as much for a buffet, where I served myself, as I was for a meal where a waiter or waitress brought my food, so I see being waited on as a convenience rather than a necessity.
As such, I almost always give at least a minimum tip if I eat in a restaurant where there are waiters or waitresses.
Which is once, maybe twice a year, since I don't care to eat out much.
The times I don't give a tip are when the waiter or waitress are:
1. Rude
2. Slow
3. Spending more time with that table full of people over there, where they expect a bigger tip to come from
4. Spend their time talking to the cashier, other waiters/waitresses, the greeter at the door, or their friends who came by to say hi

If I'm with someone who wants or doesn't want to give a tip, that's fine. About the only time that bothers me is if the person waiting on us provided what was, in my opinion, excellent service, in which case I'll throw in a bigger tip from me to make up for the other person not giving one. I can only think of twice this has happened.
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News Comments > Prototype 2 Announced
14. Re: Prototype 2 Announced Dec 12, 2010, 21:03 .Drifter
Too many little glitches for me to enjoy the game.
Throw in the fact they never patched the PC version, or really acknowledged the issues in the official forum, and it's a no buy for me.
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News Comments > Jumpgate Evolution Lawsuit
7. Re: Jumpgate Evolution Lawsuit Dec 7, 2010, 00:34 .Drifter
I signed up for the beta ages ago, just because I like space games and like getting into beta's.
Time passes.
Codemasters gets involved.
I get an email asking me to sign up for beta again, through Codemaster this time.
Thinking eh, so what, I do.
Time passes.
I get another email asking me to sign up for beta yet again.
I deleted it.
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched (Twice)
5. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched (Twice) Nov 20, 2010, 12:47 .Drifter
I agree with the players warping comment. I've tried to play a few MP games online, and got by this bad a few times.
One game I swear, the guy was doing a combination of teleporting and flying around the map with a shotgun, killing everyone. He'd just pop up somewhere near you, in the air, and blast you dead in one shot, then poof gone, like Nightcrawler from X-Men.
And not sure if it was lag or not in another, but there was a sniper one shotting everyone, and when it did the kill cam replay he wasn't even aiming at you, just near you. So fun to die when the camera shows the bullet hitting what appears to be 10 feet from you.
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