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by thecommabandit
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 588698

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

Goldstein wrote:Haven't you heard? In an effort to create a more open-ended Elder Scrolls, all of these things are in Skyrim.

Can I duel-wield the Batman?
by thecommabandit
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 588698

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

I haven't read the interview yet but every critique people here have mentioned about the relationships with NPCs thing has had me saying "So exactly like Fable?". Serious, Molyneux goes on about it so much and it's meant to be a major feature but I've been playing Fable 3 recently and the ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 409809

Re: Team Fortress 2

Awesome moment: as a pyro on defense (control points), an enemy's rocket/bomb explodes behind me, and I am unexpectedly propelled up to a platform where several enemies are standing. I proceed to kill two of them and get one assist. I have the replay, but rendering doesn't work for me. Pyro is my m...
by thecommabandit
Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 588698

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Fucking bullshit. Don't they ever wonder why fans are so religiously dedicated to Japanese developers and not Western developers? Why people go around getting Zelda and Metroid and NES controller tattoos on their very flesh but decry Western developers for bullshit like DLC? 'Cause Japanese develop...
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9440
Views: 1534240

Re: Minecraft

SirBryghtside wrote:http://twitter.com/#!/notch/statuses/86428712958042113

Hooray! Pistons, here I come!

Try updating. Go on. Try. I dare you.
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 409809

Re: Team Fortress 2

Something that seems to have been missed by those here: There's a Pyro weapon too. Clicking on the easel on day three gets you this.
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 44
Views: 5017

Re: Mass Effect 3

Ugh... Bioware has been making the same noises about appealing to a wider audience they did about Dragon Age 2 when referring to Mass Effect 3. Be aware that Dragon Age and Mass Effect are worked on by different teams. I'm not saying this isn't a reason to be cautious but remember that they said th...
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:27 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 409809

Re: Team Fortress 2

I have a katana bought from a department store in Osaka on my wall, and a parang (Malaysian machete) with a lovely carved wooden scabbard and a blade engraved with the town and province it was bought from (Kota Belud in Sabah). Why do I have them? Because as everyone knows, swords are cool. I have t...
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 588698

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

mosc wrote:Neither did wearing paints, greaves, skirts, and robes all at the same time either, so whatever.

Put the pants on, then put the armour on over it, then put the skirt on over it, then wear a robe. Perfectly sensible. And very toasty.
by thecommabandit
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 588698

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

I intend to do with Skyrim what I did with Fallout: New Vegas - buy it reasonably soon after release and play through the main story, ignoring sidequests, with a character I would never normally play. Then after about six months when the modding community has had a while to make some good stuff, loa...
by thecommabandit
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560370

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

SlyReaper wrote:
Felstaff wrote:Still sore about pumping all that dough into Entropia, huh

Yes. :cry:

Ponies. They ran away with my money.
by thecommabandit
Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:26 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 44
Views: 5017

Re: Mass Effect 3

Or if, perhaps, it seems more expressive to Americans because they're used to the drawling accent. I know some people were all "Argh, Miranda's accent is weird and stupid and she sounds really stilted" when to me it sounds like she is speaking quite naturally with her VA's native Australi...
by thecommabandit
Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 44
Views: 5017

Re: Mass Effect 3

Indeed. Shitty acting in certain situations is one thing, but by the time you hit even C level, any shit acting, voice or otherwise, was OK'd by a director. And those choices were presumably OK'd by a producer somewhere, if not multiple producers. If a voice actor sounds bored, it's because they wa...
by thecommabandit
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 44
Views: 5017

Re: Mass Effect 3

Unfortunately Jennifer Hale seemed to be doing her best to make FemShep competitive in the bland-voice category in ME2. No way, her acting was as full of emotion as it ever was. I maintain my view that FemShep sounds like she's just crawled out of bed with a terrible hangover, and couldn't care les...
by thecommabandit
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101460

Re: Mass Effect 2.

It could just be a social taboo. If you are always covering yourself up, maybe they don't even want to show their faces to other people outside of intimate situations. "I've never shown my face to anyone. But I'm ready to show you. If I can do it without dying." Direct quote from the Tali...
by thecommabandit
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Mass Effect 2.
Replies: 1033
Views: 101460

Re: Mass Effect 2.

No sane person would be saying "You don't have alternate fires on your weapons so clearly you think gingers are weird !" or somesuch. Let me fix your analogy. No sane person would be saying "You don't have alternate fires on your weapons so clearly you think alternate fires are weird...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 24, 2011 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9677

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

You know guys, there's also such thing as a virus scanner. You can scan the file before running it.
by thecommabandit
Tue May 24, 2011 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560370

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

There's Ubisoft deals on all this week on Steam. Monday's (you don't have long now) is the Prince of Persia complete pack, containing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, Prince of Persia (2008) and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten ...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 24, 2011 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9677

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

My curiosity overrides my sense of danger and I'd be willing to download the exe to try it.
by thecommabandit
Mon May 23, 2011 10:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Origin's of boss fight scenarios
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: Origin's of boss fight scenarios

Its a neat idea but I imagine you'll have a hard time finding the origins of boss fight scenarios. Weak spots in bosses could go as far back as ancient stories where monster X had to be hit by Y in area Z. The most prevalent example of a boss with a weak spot would either be Achilles' heel (from wh...
by thecommabandit
Tue May 17, 2011 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560370

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

This must be the reason I can never remember my PayPal password. My subconcious knew this was going to happen and is trying to protect me.
by thecommabandit
Mon May 02, 2011 10:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good, old games for pc with great modding communities
Replies: 12
Views: 2999

Re: Good, old games for pc with great modding communities

I would say Oblivion but at this point everyone good migrated to Fallout 3 and then to Fallout: New Vegas, so the only people actively creating mods are the ones who are converting slutty outfits into every different female body model possible and then adding bouncing breasts to them or translating ...
by thecommabandit
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

This isn't strictly Portal 2-related, but it's something I found out about on the Steam forums for P2 in just a couple passing references. If you don't feel that your "hard portal puzzles" itch has been properly scratched by Portal 2, check out the Portal 1 mod " Portal: Prelude &quo...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9677

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

is there any way that futuristic hacking could be done well, and be based on player skill? Uplink made it pretty fun, where you had to bounce your connection off a bunch of servers and use the right hacking programs to get access, do what you need to and leave in the amount of time you have before ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

This still leaves open the possibility that she was Caroline/Cave's daughter, but I don't see any evidence for that. That would just be too much weird . People have been noting that the meaning of Caroline (yes, same pronunciation) is "free man". This has been taken as a s...
by thecommabandit
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMIT!")
Replies: 54
Views: 9677

Re: Lockpicking in Games (Or: *click* *click* *klunk* "DAMMI

I'm not a fan of the FO3 lockpicking mechanic. Was there actually a way to tell if the pin was correctly positioned, all I remember is having to keep guessing and checking to figure out how the pin needed to be oriented without any sort of feedback other than applying torque to see if the pin looke...
by thecommabandit
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

To me, Wheatley seemed like he was written for Stephen Merchant. I cannot imagine anyone better suited to the role. My new favourite thing to say is "Alright, I've got an idea. But it is bl- oody dangerous." Awia can attest that I said it quite frequently in the test chambers we got stuck...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

There was a definite time lag between the final portal shot and the portal actually opening. Even taking slow motion into account, that means the portal blob does have a finite speed. The portal takes about a secondish to open. Using Wolfram Alpha, light takes 1.2 seconds to travel from the surface...
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Replies: 357
Views: 46201

Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The story also seems a little........done. Haven't we had a badass with a dead/kidnapped girl friends by a faceless conspiracy group about 20 times already. One reason snobs refuse to call video games are is because the writing is crap. Case in point, lets be a little original here. Or at least be ...
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Replies: 357
Views: 46201

Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Hey, this game has conversations that you are actually in control of. By virtue of that alone, we already know it isn't COD-spawn.

My attitude: cautiously optimistic. Enough to pre-order it, but not the augmented or collector's edition.
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

I guess they were still pretty close to the moon, so the air taken from the test facility was still lingering. Not possible in the least. I just assume radio communication. But then there's the problem of the SPPAAACCEEE core's movement. Do they actually have some sort of zero-g propulsion ...
by thecommabandit
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

Just completed it. The ending is so freaking ridiculous/crazy/awesome/scary/sweet.

Now for the co-op mode.
by thecommabandit
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

http://www.aperturescience.com/a/b/c/d/g/h/abcdgh/ Valve, what happened man? You changed dude! * * http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time Dare I ask what that clock is ticking down to? I can answer when, but not what. It's counting down to 16:00 UTC on 2011-04-15 (using international da...
by thecommabandit
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SpaceStation 13
Replies: 41
Views: 9922

Re: SpaceStation 13

My favourite thing about this thread is how specific people are with their analogies.
by thecommabandit
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Portal 2 : Princess No-Knees 3 : Jump Harder
Replies: 833
Views: 174583

Re: Portal 2

Cave Johnson? Cave can be a first name? I thought it was Kev Johnson. Although a name beginning with C does make more sense... username: cjohnson. Yes, Cave Johnson, the founder of Aperture Science. Who is dead before the first game. Which doesn't make sense if he's doing stuff at the time of Cell ...
by thecommabandit
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29989

Re: Dragon Age 2

Well. That end fight was as anticlimactic as part 1. Too easy, more difficult fights during the game :( I did have a bit of a holy shit moment when the slave statues started coming to life and crawling towards you. But otherwise, I agree. The difficulty in this game is screwed up. I started on Nigh...
by thecommabandit
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29989

Re: Dragon Age 2

el_loco_avs wrote:Oooh Merrill is wearing shiny new armorsssss :mrgreen: pretty

It's alright. I honestly preferred her main armour.
by thecommabandit
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2
Replies: 190
Views: 29989

Re: Dragon Age 2

After all Bioware basically did the same thing when they made Mass Effect 2. Admittedly they did, but they did get a hell of a lot of things right in ME2. Dumbing down is an oversimplification of the changes they made. They often referred to it as 'trimming the fat' but they threw out a bit of the ...
by thecommabandit
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2653
Views: 560370

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Something that would be kind of nice to have on Steam: user reviews, which you can read on each game's store page. No, no it wouldn't. It may sound like a good idea at first, but no, it's not. Imagine YouTube comment threads but about games. "hey guys this game is the best ever i mean you get ...
by thecommabandit
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Battlefield 3
Replies: 360
Views: 51360

Re: Battlefield 3

I like how they call it a gameplay trailer when the most you ever see of any contiguous section is a second.

Amnesiasoft wrote:I said comparatively. I would never want to go back to it from Windows 7, or even Vista for that matter.

Me too.

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