Unrein

Batman: Arkham Knight PC fixes are "significant" and "will take some time"

Unrein

3 years ago

They're definitely going to have to root around in their code a while. Changing a game that is designed to run at 30fps to 60fps is no light task, coding or QA wise.
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The very first screenshots of World of Warcraft

Unrein

3 years ago

Death by nostalgia.
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"He suddenly became incredibly sullen, angry and frustrated. He was 10"

Unrein

3 years ago

Hell, I played Doom when I was 9. aNd I tUrn3d oUT FIIIIINE!!1

Reporting to the authorities is not needed, but I do agree parents can be awfully ignorant about the virtual lives of their children. Mine definitely were, but that was in the 90s when the Internet was barely a thing. Far less excusable these days.

The thing is parents just need to... *gasp* talk to their kids!
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Cities: Skylines review

Unrein

3 years ago

People always seem rather quick to blame the game for their traffic problems. I've only played the game for a few hours, but I have watched many people on Twitch build huge cities without the problems this review has - and without any mods. Well, they did have these problems, but they FIXED them. When these problems start to appear (too many dead, abandoned buildings etc.) in huge numbers, there's something wrong with your city, not the game.

Usually it's traffic, sometimes it's not enough required services. When it is traffic, this game has more than enough tools to take care of it. Good use of highways and encouraging people to use them to jump districts is a big help. Any more than two lane roads often create traffic lights, which in large numbers can clog up your city quick.

The game unfortunately doesn't explain how to use the roads optimally, you simply have to experiment. Separate districts so that the people have two options - to drive straight to a nearby district, or take the highway for any longer trips. Public transport reduces the number of non-cargo traffic immensely. These are just a few tips on what I've found to work. It's your job to make a city that works, not the game's.
40 2

Warcraft 2 was terrific, influential - and absolutely ridiculous

Unrein

4 years ago

It's somewhat funny that UI rock texture could still be used as an environment texture in World of Warcraft.

Anyway, the map editor that came with Warcraft 2 straight out of the box blew my mind, and definitely inspired my game designing/modding hobby a lot.
6 0

The Crew has artificial 30fps lock on PC

Unrein

4 years ago

"We didn't really wanna spend too much money on the PC version, but sure you can unlock the framerate. Enjoy the bugs, since we didn't test framerates over 30!"
17 1

Philips wants Wii U banned for patent infringement

Unrein

4 years ago

Why did the "Soulless Neon Corporate Hellscape" parts of Cyberpunk become true, but not the flying cars?
153 0

"A future that has a history": Introducing No Man's Sky

Unrein

4 years ago

When you initially load up the galaxy map, all the systems and planets are there, but nothing's labeled. Filling in the blanks is up to you - up to everyone.
Great. Stumbling upon planets like "Dickopolis-666" and "Scrotumvania-6969" is exactly what I want from a majestic and expansive space exploration game.
7 2

Fighter Within review

Unrein

4 years ago

I do believe anyone who was involved in the development and publishing of this... "game" should get jail time, if not capital punishment, for crimes against humanity. It's only fair.
18 47

Dota 2 will get The Stanley Parable's narrator as DLC

Unrein

4 years ago

I... I... I think I'll have to start playing Dota 2.
8 2

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut review

Unrein

5 years ago

You actually aren't forced to kill in the intro section, you can just sneak around the baddies. Not that easy, but very much possible.
37 0

Rockstar working on a fix for GTA Online lost progress issues

Unrein

5 years ago

This really reeks of inexperience and ineptitude. Not even the worst of MMO launches managed to lose complete character profiles/saves during their issues. You'd think securing save data was a solved problem, even if massive online connectivity during launches are not.
16 9

Capcom may shed half its European staff

Unrein

5 years ago

Slow to release DLC? They put the bloody things on the disc!
13 1

Dispatches from A Realm Reborn

Unrein

5 years ago

If these shitty games are "fairness", then bring on corruption, chaos and capitalism.
0 4

Assassin's Creed 4 reveals Discovery Mode, debuts co-op footage

Unrein

5 years ago

Too bad most of the game is Run Around For Ages Doing What Essentially Amounts To MMO Quests And Minigames In A Single Player Game Mode.
7 7

Eidos Montreal founder Stephane D'Astous resigns over "irreconcilable" differences with Square Enix

Unrein

5 years ago

It's a good bet he had a big hand in enabling the success of DXHR.

Square Enix, what are you fucking up now?
60 2

Désilets: 1666 "was to be the new Assassin's Creed"

Unrein

5 years ago

@darkmorgado What are you on about "running back to them"? As if Desilets had anything to do with THQ going tits up and then being bought by Ubisoft from the bankruptcy.
3 2

Live: Ubisoft E3 2013 Conference

Unrein

5 years ago

That 3D map sure worked well in Dead Space 1. I wonder why it was missing in the sequel...
0 0

Live: Electronic Arts E3 2013 Conference

Unrein

5 years ago

DOMINATE THAT VIDEOGAME YOU MANLY SWEATY MEN
0 0

Unrein

5 years ago

War has never been so much fun?
0 0

Unrein

5 years ago

Apparently shitty and generic orchestral music goes with all the games!
0 0

Xbox One second-hand games will charge a fee to play

Unrein

5 years ago

So they just put in the same shit that EA just removed from their games. Guess they've been talking...
3 0

Fire Emblem DLC censored in the west

Unrein

5 years ago

Maybe Japanese game devs should just cut to the chase and make nothing but WAIFU SIMULATORZ for the rest of time. It's all they're good for.
2 21

The story of King of Dragon Pass: Do you remember Demolition Man?

Unrein

5 years ago

You're doing yourself a big disservice if you haven't played this game. Kikoskia's Let's Play on YouTube is also a wonderful introduction to the mechanics of the game.
3 1

SimCity review

Unrein

5 years ago

Still having fun with the game, but can't argue with this review. A lot of the gameplay systems seem counterintuitive and opaque in their workings. Can't bloody trust the advisors or the UI half the time.
15 3

Spec Ops: The Line developer using Unreal Engine 4 for next-gen game

Unrein

5 years ago

Spec Ops: The Line really sort of was Silent Hill: Dubai but with lots of shooting. Loved it (granted, mostly for the story and atmosphere).
2 0

EA exploring making Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age 3 engine Frostbite 2 work with Oculus Rift

Unrein

5 years ago

DICE, do you have a team exploring how you could leave Sata- I mean EA once and for all?
4 1

Metro: Last Light release date announced by new publisher

Unrein

5 years ago

@Capn_Franky What are you on about? The developer hasn't changed, only the publisher.
5 0

Amid growing anger at micro-transactions, CliffyB calls on gamers to vote with their wallets

Unrein

5 years ago

Corporations are in it for the PROFIT? WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME?! Thank you, Cliff Blarghzinski, for showing me the light!

Except - making a profit is not the problem, HOW they intend make that profit is, you zany hipster.
5 0

Tomb Raider review

Unrein

5 years ago

Why are people being so anal about the score? Since when does stuff like modern checkbox game design mentality mean AUTOMATIC 7/10 REVIEWER FAIL. The fact that this game receives a good score obviously means there is something to balance and offset such design decisions, which you would realize perhaps if you read the fucking text more carefully instead of whining about the jokes.
3 3

Telltale: "There may very well be more Walking Dead ... before season two"

Unrein

5 years ago

@WinterSnowblind Isn't it a bit too early to say that? I'm quite certain most people who liked Season 1 (including me) still have an appetite for more.
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Witcher 3 dev says Skyrim's story and quests were "generic"

Unrein

5 years ago

@Kolorabi Exactly what story do you "craft"? Let me guess, an adventurer with no defined past adventures randomly throughout the wilds, watching numbers go up and bandits die, while little else changes. The quests and dungeons have so goddamn little choices the only difference between your characters and mine are basically in what order do we do all the crap in the world.
2 2

Omerta: City of Gangsters review

Unrein

5 years ago

Oh, why'd you have to be Fredo instead of Michael, game?
18 1

Neverwinter Nights retrospective

Unrein

5 years ago

NWN multiplayer was where it was at. Started out back in 2002 with playing in DM'd MP campaigns and then jumped to Persistent Worlds, wonderful player-driven mini-MMOs. Have visited them on and off ever since.

And now with the universal server list taken down by those GLU/GameSpy fucks, NWN and its sequel's MP is likely doomed to a slow death.

Fuck.
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Far Cry 3 patch will allow you to tailor the HUD/UI

Unrein

5 years ago

Best open world game ever. Not too much, not too little. Quality over quantity. On my second playthrough.
20 6

App of the Day: King of Dragon Pass

Unrein

5 years ago

You can also get this great game on GOG.
4 0

Guild Wars 2 players upset at the apparent arrival of an end-game armour grind

Unrein

6 years ago

Fuck the grind. Fuck MMOs. Fuck Guild Wars 2.

They're all the same.

Though I must thank GW2 for finally weaning me completely off the genre in a couple of weeks.
13 19

Avid WoW player wins state Senate election after hilarious anti-gaming smear campaign

Unrein

6 years ago

Don't fuck with the nerds.
33 2

Assassin's Creed 3 review

Unrein

6 years ago

God, I hate that Synchronization bullshit. I'm just enough of a neurotic completionist that not getting Full Sync drives me up the fucking wall. Made me quit Brotherhood after only a few hours.
4 1

XCOM: Enemy Unknown review

Unrein

6 years ago

From countless videos of the preview build I've seen, it controls pretty damn well on a controller. Some even say better than with a mouse and a keyboard.
3 1

Would you like any side quests with that?

Unrein

6 years ago

Ah, good old side quests...

FedEx and kill boring swaths of enemies on your way to never wanting to start the game up ever again!
1 3

Hackers massacre thousands instantly in World of Warcraft

Unrein

6 years ago

DayZ comes to WoW!
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