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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Steam Link Video
2. Re: Steam Link Video Oct 16, 2015, 21:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
For most games I couldn't care less about whether the sound is 5.1 or not. I'll mostly be playing casual games on my couch anyway. Anything more involved than that and I'd rather be on my PC with a mouse/keyboard.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
39. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 15, 2015, 21:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 04:22:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 11:35:
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.

I specialized each player with different weapon skills (people who joined late were trained in Assault/Sniper rifles due to power/abundance later in game) and usually different extra skills. Only as you add players to your party later in the game should you let them have the same weapon skills. That way you can take advantage of the weapons you find, aren't left with a rifle/pistol/etc... specialist who cant hit anything with a shotgun point blank cause that's all you have left for him to use. That and you'll be able to do everything, disarm, unlock locked items, hack computers, heal, revive etc... Provided you don't let them die.

Later in the game weapons are so abundant you can use/specialize according to damage as opposed to how often you'll see that type of weapon.

With my party, 1 guy lead with high perception, spotting traps, and a trap-disarmer followed, back up by rifles behind them in case we got ambushed. Really helped to spread out skills, you could basically do every 'action' in the world requiring higher ranked skills. I think the game made it easy to pass all skill checks if you spread out your skills (although losing a party member can sting at that point).

Thanks! That info helped. I started a new game and created a team. Did ok for the first few encounters, and then got my ass handed to me by a pack of gila monsters Those things are pretty fast and hard to kill. I have a melee guy, a leader type with shotgun skills, an AR guy and a sniper. I managed to kill 2 out of 5 of the gila monsters before they were poisoning and killing my dudes. Guess I need to learn better tactics or something.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released
36. Re: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Released Oct 14, 2015, 11:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loaded the game up last night. Spent a good hour or so looking at the attributes and skills to try to figure out how to build a good team. Still haven't figured out how to do that. From what I've heard, the game can be pretty hard on you if you screw up when creating your initial team. I'm not sure what skills will be most necessary, or how many points are needed in which attributes for each character.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Oct 12, 2015, 22:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 22:40:
My $10 bluetooth dongle works just fine with my DS4. Once again MS peddling overpriced garbage. Guess it is a damn sight better than their $100 wifi adapter, though.
Needing a damn dongle like this is bullshit, but yeah, at least it's not $100 bullshit like last time. If they don't want others making competing controllers, fine, but don't fuck over your customers with ridiculous prices for this crap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 12, 2015, 22:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 22:09:
Also, Battletech is up to $1.68M
If they hit 2M or whatever to cover all the SP campaign goals, I'll be happy!
 
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News Comments > Steam in Stores
18. Re: Steam in Stores Oct 5, 2015, 18:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I don't know if seeing a Steam Link in a store would help sell it. I'm waiting for reviews of the thing. If they're good, I plan to get one so I can play games like Trine and Speedrunners on the couch with my wife.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
15. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 19:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 17:50:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:29:
People dumb enough to pre-order or buy before reviews are out should be grateful. Everyone else should wait til it's $10 or less. Maybe eventually publishers will learn not to release broken shit.

Let's see... 2 awesome Bat games by Rocksteady gave no indication that the 3rd would be a clusterfuck in porting to the PC.
There was no reason not to pre-order it. Plus it was fucking cheap as hell (20 bucks)
PC ports are always a gamble. Sometimes you're gonna lose.
 
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News Comments > Burnout "Spiritual Successor" Revealed
7. Re: Burnout Oct 2, 2015, 14:34 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm not generally a fan of driving games, but Paradise was just FUN! Would love to see something new like that. They definitely need to make sure it runs smoothly though.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month
11. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Back on Sale This Month Oct 2, 2015, 14:29 Wowbagger_TIP
 
People dumb enough to pre-order or buy before reviews are out should be grateful. Everyone else should wait til it's $10 or less. Maybe eventually publishers will learn not to release broken shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2015, 14:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
It's definitely different in the US. Posting a picture of someone is certainly not illegal here. Not unless there are other factors involved that would make it a crime.

Posting an opinion of someone is not slander (or more appropriately libel in this case) either. As long as you're not making false statements of fact, or at least factual statements that you can't provide evidence for, then you should be fine.

I don't see how there's any privacy violation here.

I do agree that this is going to be a PR nightmare for them though, and will probably never get off the ground.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 2, 2015, 11:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 22:25:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 21:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:08:
Peeple sounds pretty damn illegal to me. But maybe I just have different understanding of the term "privacy"

I don't see anything that looks illegal. You're basically just commenting on another person online. Seems like pretty clear free speech unless there's some aspect I'm missing.

You missed the part where anyone can be rated. Not just users of the app or people on facebook.
No, I didn't miss it. Just don't think there's anything illegal about that. I could make a web page telling everyone that I think you're a real jerk. I could even post a picture of you with it, assuming I had rights to the photo. There's nothing illegal about it.

If the person you are searching for is not in the app you can add their name, profile picture, and start their profile by rating them. You will need their cell phone number to start their profile and they will receive a text that you were the person to start their profile.

Don't see the problem yet? .... You can enter any cell-phone number.... (Meaning I can create a profile of you, or say, of a 10 year old girl (how would the app know the difference..) and claim anything I want. Unless you use this app, you would never know, but others looking for you in the app would.

Also, I will call this what it is. The STASI app Have a really hard time seeing how this will lead to "positivity"

I see lots of potential problems. It depends on how they handle them. I'm not saying that this thing won't go down in flames (probably before it even starts), but just that I don't think there's necessarily anything illegal about it, as described.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 1, 2015, 21:17 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:08:
Peeple sounds pretty damn illegal to me. But maybe I just have different understanding of the term "privacy"

I don't see anything that looks illegal. You're basically just commenting on another person online. Seems like pretty clear free speech unless there's some aspect I'm missing.
 
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News Comments > SpeedRunners Free Weekend
2. Re: SpeedRunners Free Weekend Oct 1, 2015, 20:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 19:46:
Perhaps the most fun possible on a single screen with a bunch of friends. Highly recommended.

I'm looking forward to playing this in my living room once I get a Steam Link box. Really fun little game.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
15. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 1, 2015, 14:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Slick wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 23:42:
the real question here is:

"what's the last disc-based game you've bought?"

for me, i *think* it was LOTR:Conquest back in 2010 or so, only cause it didn't have a digital release. Also StarCraft 2

For me it was the Orange Box from Valve. Kind of funny since Valve is primarily the reason most of us don't buy physical copies anymore.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 1, 2015, 09:44 Wowbagger_TIP
 
harlock wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 08:09:
both of you are totally fucking clueless
Thank you for your insightful and informative contribution. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: BATTLETECH by Harebrained Schemes LLC Kickstarter. Sep 30, 2015, 20:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 18:17:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 17:35:
Smash

I'm rather please. Hopefully we get at least the other 850K as well...


While I don't particularly care about the PVP stuff, I would like this game to hit all its goals. Maybe then they'll increase the number of mechs/support you can bring to the battles. At least that's what I'm hoping...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 30, 2015, 17:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 10:04:
And that's why you get things in writing. You'd think there might be an appeal here at a Federal level. I'm sure Charter has taken tax dollars to deliver broadband in rural areas. He may be able to go after them from that angle.

Yeah, and when the court cases are done in 5-10 years, maybe he'll get some service. Not because he won, but just because at that point he'll be in the middle of a highly populated area.

No cable company is going to put anything like that in writing anyway. They have absolutely nothing to gain from it.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Kickstarter
37. Re: BATTLETECH Kickstarter Sep 29, 2015, 20:19 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm in for $50. The Shadowrun games have been really good (better with each new one they've released), and I don't doubt that these guys can deliver. I kinda wish they'd support up to company level engagements rather than just lance level. Maybe in a sequel or expansion...

Looks like they won't have much trouble hitting $1M. At least we should get the single-player campaign out of it. That's what I'm looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2015, 19:11 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 26, 2015, 15:56:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2015, 15:09:
KTR wrote on Sep 26, 2015, 13:31:
Even that Google thing is laughable. Are you saying that Google cannot promote its OWN product and services on its OWN platform?!?

That depends entirely on whether they are considered a monopoly or not. If they are, and they leverage that monopoly to give themselves an advantage in other markets, that's pretty much the textbook definition of an antitrust violation.

I don't know that there's any reason to believe they have a monopoly to begin with though, but then I've not studied the market, so I couldn't say anyway.

Android a monopoly? iOS? Apple? HELLO?

Like I said, I don't know that you could call it a monopoly. Android does far exceed IOS marketshare worldwide though.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2015, 15:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
KTR wrote on Sep 26, 2015, 13:31:
Even that Google thing is laughable. Are you saying that Google cannot promote its OWN product and services on its OWN platform?!?

That depends entirely on whether they are considered a monopoly or not. If they are, and they leverage that monopoly to give themselves an advantage in other markets, that's pretty much the textbook definition of an antitrust violation.

I don't know that there's any reason to believe they have a monopoly to begin with though, but then I've not studied the market, so I couldn't say anyway.
 
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