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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (288 comments)

but again it begs the question why you're not researching at all before you drop 60 - 100 on a plastic circle, or worse yet why you don't take 5 minutes to do a thorough Googling before you drop 600 dollars on the game and console to play it - which would make more sense in this scenario if you aren't familiar with what the back of the box terms mean.

I've got no problem with box information myself, I may not read IGN daily, but in general I know what's going on. (I didn't know that Warframe was PvE centric though) I was playing devils advocate for the more casual gamers and non-gamers who buy games as gifts.

Judging by how horrendously people bitch about the creep AI, would you actually still want an offline campaign?

Maybe not a campaign, but I think a skirmish/practice mode would be nice for that sort of game.

yesterday
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (288 comments)

I've actually heard of people who got games for the wrong system as gifts from non-gamer relatives.

Picture of the boxart in question

That's pretty darn explicit there. PS3/PS4 games aren't quite as explicit nowadays with requirements except with Move/uDraw games, though in the PS2 days they were.

I've got no problem with box information, but I was playing devils advocate for the more casual gamers and non-gamers who buy games as gifts.

yesterday
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re: Escapism (288 comments)

Yes. You become the new Sheogorath, while he becomes Jyggalag again.

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2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (288 comments)

Diablo 3 is basically single player now. Other players don't really affect your game in any way, all the good drops are stupidly account bound.

That doesn't apply to the console versions which don't have bind on account and never had the auction house. Not only that, but it has:

1. Gifts: Whenever you get a legendary or set item there's a chance a gift for one of the people in your friends list comes along with it. It looks like a little wrapped present. Send it along and when they open it they get a legendary.

2. Nemesis: If you die to a regular non-elite monster, there's a chance that it will become a Nemesis and level up. You will know it happens when you see it quickly enter a red portal when you die. Then later on that nemesis can re-enter your game (With an awesome horn announcing that he's coming) or one of your friends games with a "shadow" of yourself tagging along with him. Kill the nemesis, and he can drop nice loot, and a gift for the person he originally killed. Die to him and he levels up again, and goes to find another game to enter.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/gam...

2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re: Escapism (288 comments)

Considering Shimmering Isles for Oblivion, that very well may be true.

Cheese for everyone!

You probably noticed that when you run into Sheogorath in Skyrim, he has a plethora of cheese at the table he is sitting at. He also implies he's the hero of Oblivion, IIRC.

2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (288 comments)

I don't understand why anyone would play an online game, especially on a console.
The very idea of having to pay a monthly subscription to play the game is problematic to me.

Because until recently in the PlayStation eco-system, you didn't have to. And you still don't for certain games.

PS2 games never had an online fee, except for the two MMO's.

PS3/Vita games didn't and still don't require PS+ for online play, The 3 PS3 MMO's "could" have additional fees but two of them were F2P.

PS4 games DO require PS+ for online play, unless it's one of the following:

1. an MMO
2. a F2P title like Warframe.
3. A non-synchronous game, an example being a chess game where you can send turns a la play-by-mail.

You also get other benefits with PS+, "freebies", discounts, etc etc.

With XBox Live, they basically ask you to pay to have the right to use your Internet connection.

No you're paying for the right to use their servers and service

2 days ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

CronoCloud Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (288 comments)

Sometimes those requirement descriptions can be vague, especially for those who might not be familiar with the Playstation or Xbox eco-systems.

For example Defiance on the PS3 says "Network Players 2 - Unlimited" and "Broadband Required" but someone unfamiliar with PS2/PS3/Ps4 back-of-the-box terminology might not realize that means it's an online only game. A game with offline AND online would say something like "Number of players 1 -2 (Online 2-4)"

2 days ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

CronoCloud Re:Linden Labs. A warning of what's to come? (182 comments)

Linden Labs said the exact same thing about second life.

Zing!

Did you know there's an Oculus enabled SL beta available?

http://wiki.secondlife.com/wik...

I'm pretty sure the only thing left keeping SL alive these days is the furries that have sex on the network.

There never were actually that many furries in SL. What's keeping SL alive are the 25-55 year old women.

 

If I'm not mistaken, even they don't like SL much anymore.

I really don't know why people associate furries with SL, since they are HUGELY outnumbered by every other demographic. Personally I think the association exists because a bunch of slashdotter-nerds, entering SL to check it out, headed to the more nerdy spots in SL: scripter/builder hangouts/sandboxes...and thusly ran into SL's heavily furry scripter/builder/aspie crowd. They're not furry because of the sex, they're furry because they feel alienated from real-world social culture and the average SL social culture too. Their furry form is a "take that" to the "barbie's and kens"

3 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

CronoCloud Re:First world problems. (608 comments)

I on the other hand like U2 and then had to take some steps to rip the DRM out and convert to MP3 so I can play it on my HTC ONE M8 and my Android based car stereo.

Why would you have to do that? Aren't iTunes songs DRM free AAC these days?

3 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

CronoCloud Re:Why not a comparison to Defiance? (93 comments)

/me googles. Ah, it's Windows only, thats why I hadn't heard of that. Unlike Firefall, Destiny and Defiance are cross-platform.

4 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

CronoCloud Re:Why not a comparison to Defiance? (93 comments)

Oh? Thanks for the info. The impression I got from the early media/promotion was that it was PvP, not PvE. I'm more of a PvE type so I basically ignored the game.

4 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

CronoCloud Re:Why not a comparison to Defiance? (93 comments)

Warframe's more like Dust514, a more traditional team based pvp shooter with some RPG elements.

Destiny and Defiance are PvE centric.

5 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

CronoCloud Why not a comparison to Defiance? (93 comments)

When I first heard about this game I was thinking, "Oh, someone's going to try to do a more successful Defiance"? Defiance being the sci-fi MMO shooter based on the Syfy TV series of the same name. I played the Destiny Beta, and it's basically Defiance.with faceless master-chief-ish characters. It wasn't equal to Defiance during the beta and I was wondering how they'd get it done in time because it wasn't "ready" and needed more work. I actually told someone that "unless they put a lot of work in it, you're better off playing Defiance. Defianceisn't the greatest game either, but the PS4 doesn't have Defiance so you're stuck with Destiny if you want a similar experience on the PS4."

5 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

CronoCloud Re:"console shooter" (93 comments)

They really should allow you to use a mouse and keyboard from the getgo instead of going out of your way to buy dongles, people do it anyway.
You can use gamepads on the PC, why not a mouse and keyboard on a console?

Where have you been for the past 14 years, you don't need a dongle. Consoles DO allow you to use a mouse and keyboard, but as drinkypoo says, the question is whether the game supports it.

The PS2/PS3/PS4 have USB ports for a reason. I have games for all 3 that have mouse and/or keyboard support.

5 days ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

CronoCloud Re:So.... (170 comments)

Without PA, the mute and unmute just work each time one presses the button for it in the keyboard.

I run pulseaudio on Fedora 20, mute/unmute works fine every time I press the button on the keyboard.

about a week ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

CronoCloud Re:Creation-genre (266 comments)

Plus works flawlessly on Linux :-)

I don't have it installed myself, but packages are available in Fedora's repositories.

about a week ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

CronoCloud Re:So.... (170 comments)

The execution is shit. If I mute it, it doesn't unmute without going down into alsamixer and unmuting it. Mute is one way. Isn't that shit enough?!

I use Pulseaudio on Fedora 20. Mute/unmute works just fine.

about a week ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

CronoCloud Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Minecraft is already on the PS4, this won't help the Xbox One.

about a week ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

CronoCloud Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

There's more things to do now. Game spaces and whatnot with mini-golf, Sodium, Novus Prime, etc. You can use it as a sort of "hub" to organize multiplayer games too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

about a week ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

CronoCloud Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

Color me shocked then, when I switched to a PS4.... Home was not available.

Ditto.

about a week ago

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