Recent content by AceTKK

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    Star Wars: Battlefront Reboot

    My step-son was a huuuge Star Wars fan when he was about 5. I used to load up Battlefront 2 and he would play in an empty server for hours just running around and piloting the vehicles and letting his imagination fill in the rest. It would be fun to play a new one with him now.
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    Elder Scrolls Online is not a generic MMORPG

    I'd be interested in reading some closed beta reviews. Got any links? I'm hopeful that this game might actually be compelling and not a horrible cash grab like the internet has already dubbed it. This is the first I've heard about "freedom" combat. All early signs indicated a WoW-like...
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    Developer Caught Outsourcing His Own Job to China

    There are a few things that don't make sense. I can understand the outrage if he was a regular, full-time, company employee. But the article mentions that he ran the same process at several different employers, which indicates to me that he's not a regular employee but a contractor. Otherwise...
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    Official GW2 Screenshot Thread

    It's uh ... well it's kind of ugly isn't it? Aion and TERA look a generation more advanced (Crytek and Unreal3 engines, respectively). Frankly the models and textures look a lot closer to WoW quality than I expected. I hope the animations and environments are well done. I need to check...
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    Funcom gives update on The Secret World

    I ... didn't even realize this was out yet. And I'm an avid pc gamer (including MMOs) and follow several game-related discussion forums. What a major, major failure by their marketing crew. There are so many interesting angles that they could have played up to create buzz (modern-day...
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    The War Z - Zombie Survival MMO

    I'm disregarding everything they say until I see some beta reports, and so should everyone else. I've seen hype threads for this game popping up on every game forum I read, and it's all completely unsubstantiated. So far, they've shown nothing.
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    San Francisco Library Installs Porn Privacy Screens

    My first reaction to this was incredulous - why would they spend $ to enable pervs looking at porn in public!! ect.. But after reading the arguments about true freedom of information, relative differences in what's morally "acceptable" in different areas, etc. I've definitely changed my...
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    Yoga Teacher Fired For Banning Cell Phones at Facebook

    Yoga lady needs to learn some customer service skills. If a waiter continually left a wake of unhappy customers, for whatever reason, he's going to be replaced. Well guess what, she's in the exact same business. Personally I'm guessing they're trying to replace her with someone younger and...
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    Scientists Find Evidence of Machine Learning

    That made me chuckle, nice job [H]! :-)
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    Facebook Co-Founder Renounces U.S. Citizenship

    Don't be a fucking retard. Anyone, anyone, in this position would do the exact same thing. Every single company and individual has the right to minimize their tax bill as long as they follow the rules adopted by Congress, and they do. It's not greed, it's good business...
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    Wow this is great, more games should be like this!

    sheesh, calm down kid.
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    TERA Closed Beta

    If that key is still available I'd love to try it out this weekend. If not I guess I'll have to shuffle down to Gamestop and lay down my $. I had a blast in the Aion free beta weekends, my biggest concern is that just like that game we'll get to see all the cool stuff for free and then the...
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    ANOTHER Kickstart project - The Banner Saga

    I love the idea of kickstarter. The less influence the publishers have over the creative talent the better, but it's only going to take one high-profile flop for the whole system to dissolve. The sad fact is that it often requires a publisher's firm "we are shutting off the lights at 5:00...
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    ENERMAX Launches The DreamBass Genie

    This is a stupid, throwaway product meant to take up space on the "impulse purchase" counters at Fry's. Frankly it's not worth being showcased on the [H].
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    Why do modern review scores feel like this diagram?

    There's one major fact that people seem unable/unwilling to recognize: Video game review magazines/websites are not journalistic publications. They are marketing tools, purely and simply. Their job, their basis for existence, is to sell games to you. Your money is how they pay their...