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Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:23 pm

Origin is seriously the fucking worst thing ever.
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riley-o wrote:Was anyone else not wowed by Wolfenstein ? I keep playing it and being like, okay great, another setpiece of the exact same thing, just a little more difficult.

Maybe I'm just not a stealth first person FPS shooter guy.
i liked it a lot. it doesn't re-invent the wheel or anything but i had an enjoyable time. and i like how they put more than 5 minutes into a narrative.

i especially liked the
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:54 pm

spacehamster wrote:Origin is seriously the fucking worst thing ever.
obviously you haven't had to use U-Play
if there's anybody in the world who'd be fucking unobservant enough to actually damage themselves with trap-soap I guess it'd be the guy with dialup in 2007
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spacehamster wrote:Origin is seriously the fucking worst thing ever.
obviously you haven't had to use U-Play
Oh, I have. At least UPlay just randomly deletes your saves, not your entire library.

I've had to reinstall a lot of stuff because I needed to replace my SSD, and now my Origin library's empty. Apparently this is a common problem, but no amount of uninstalling and wiping every folder that has anything to do with Origin so far has done anything.

Also, Steam seems to have wiped all my saves too. At least the Dark Souls 2 saves are gone. Cloud saving lelz.

And my Witcher 2 saves from about 10 playthroughs were saved on the SSD.

Today is such an awesome day.
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Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:25 pm

:awesome:

So I swear this is true, I literally just spent like 40 minutes IMing with a guy called Ravi (I swear I SWEAR he said that was his name and he linked me to an Indian EA website at one point) from EA support, and it all culminated in manually having to scrub Origin from the registry to get a clean reinstall and the library working.

This sort of shit just makes you appreciate how good Steam is, I guess.

Except, y'know, when it loses your saves.
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Yeah, well... I really can't believe I'm the one making this argument, of all people, but if I've never spent several hours getting a console back up and running after a major component crapped out, it's because you just can't do that with a console. If it's dead, it's dead.

The only thing that really pisses me off is that my Steam saves are gone because I really don't understand why that happened. Well, that, and the fact that I'm a fucking moron and didn't back up my Witcher 2 saves. Everything's gone.
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:43 am

Pisscubes wrote: I thought all Steam saves were on their server? How could a hardware failure on your side fuck that up?
That's what I'm saying, man, I have no idea. It doesn't make any sense. And with Dark Souls 2, I'm 100% sure that cloud saving was on, and that it was always on. I may have turned it off temporarily for one or two other games in the past because I had problems with it, but I'm absolutely positive I never did with Dark Souls 2. It's just gone. I deleted the game locally, reinstalled it, and the save's gone.
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I've already reinstalled Steam, the Steam installation was on the SSD that died. I'll fiddle around with it some more, I guess, but honestly, I'm guessing it's synched with what was on the HD and deleted the save from the server.
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i want a fucking master chief collection for elder scrolls :evil:

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:59 pm

Christ! I'm really starting to think that Half-Life 3 isn't just being kept secret, but just isn't being worked on at all.

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:13 pm

I hope they're prioritizing a much better series and working on Left 4 Dead 3 instead.

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:32 pm

L4D2 > HL2

other games play. L4D kills.
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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:35 pm

HL2 was a fun diversion for 10 hours or so. L4D is a lifestyle.

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:37 pm

While we're at it. CS and TFC > HL.

HL was a good template with which to make better games.

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Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:52 pm

I'm not looking forward to that L4D hunting game, I would love another L4D game though.

HL2 was a great game but I didn't play it until the Orange Box on 360 - I enjoyed it, but I guess coming late to the game and playing a bunch of the games that benefited from the innovation HL spearheaded diluted the impact for me a bit. Fun game, but I loved the L4D series.
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I finished The Wolf Among Us today. I think I liked it more than Walking Dead Season 1. I haven't heard anything about a Season 2 yet, but I really hope it happens.
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:44 pm

Strange day. Mother-In law was sick so I had to leave early to get my daughter. I had 10 minutes to spare before leaving work & for whatever reason I made the desperate hunt to see if I could play NOLF & Undying with a controller. That pinnacle software was once again the only option. This time, though, it was on sale for only 4 bucks. Fuck it! I did it. Got home. Girl wants to watch Peppa Pig, so I started tinkering with the PC. After much tinkering and making sure it wasn't going explode, the old girl seems to run fine. Found my ancient wired 360 controller and it seems the it works fine. Now, I don't have time now to test it under combat, but if this shit works fine for FPS I'm a happy camper.

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Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:17 pm

Finished Dead Space 2 today. It's really about as good as it could've possibly been. Doesn't quite have the same atmosphere as the first one and the final boss battle sucks, but basically everything else is better. More variety in the environments, in enemy types, in mechanics, and the level design is really, really smart. It's really superior to the first one in some ways.

I also got the third one because it was practically free so I'll probably give that a shot next, but... well... I think I know one person who didn't hate it?
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:45 pm


this is like every shit-tier horror trope executed in the limpest possible way

preemptively fuck this game
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Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:51 pm

eagerly await the bill and pisscubes tag teaming of it..

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Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:11 pm

obviously you guys missed the superb pedigree of Supermassive Games or you wouldn't be talking such nonsense, critical and popular hits such as:

Walking With Dinosaurs
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock
Start the Party: Save the World
Tumble

all signs point to Until Dawn > HL2

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Pisscubes wrote:
FVBTVS wrote:eagerly await the bill and pisscubes tag teaming of it..

NOPE. 100% with Copstache here-- lazy and fucking banal. Horror via focus group. "Our researchers tell us is we do 40% 80s slasher movie tropes with 50% Saw and perhaps a touch of The Ring we achieve horror!".

Super fucking dumb and uninteresting thus far.
As for me, I don't recall ever showing any interest in that genre of game here. I don't hide, I take the fight to fools!

Looks like I'll be playing Undying with a controller... without auto aim? Let the blood bath begin.

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Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:43 pm

Let's not simply overlook your habit of drunkenly ordering every game ever released, Bill.

Or your endless championing of Resident Evil 6, Geoff.
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