Nonapod's forum posts

#1 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

@Zenogiasu said:

But is a longer console generation really stifling innovation?

I think at some point it can. Better hardware can open up different possibilities. Imagine if we hardware never progressed past the 16 bit SNES era and there was no realtime fully 3D rendering in games. Imagine if tech like HD resolutions, touchscreens, harddrive storage, internet connectivity and so on were never developed. What would video games be like then? The funny thing is I distinctly remember friends of mine arguing with me back in the early 90s about how they couldn't imagine gaming getting any better or how more advanced tech could improve it.

#2 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

You mean I'm not a special snowflake?! Pfft...I find that hard to believe given how awesome I clearly am.

#3 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

My guess is physical media for video games will be dead sometime around 2020-25. By "dead" I mean in a state where music CDs are at now and where Movie/TV show DVDs/Blu-Rays are heading for too. In other words, sure, some small amount of people still purchase music CDs, but by and large the audio CD market is moribund.

#4 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

Most DHs seem to prefer being glass cannons but since I prefer solo play I have to gear differently. I've found that I've needed a ton more resist, armor, and vitality to survive than DHs that group. Currently I have well over 400 all resist, 3300 armor, and 47k health while maintaining 91k damage (with SS obviously), but it's taken a lot of patience and time and and a ton of gold to get there. I still need more resist and I'd love a bit more damage, but I can finally clear almost Act II solo (except Belial who I haven't even tried yet).

#5 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

@Megasheep: I'm outraged at your outrage over their outrage of those first peoples outrage!

#6 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

One thing I'd like to know, I keep reading posts here and on other forums about how people played D2 for "eleven years straight", but how many people are we really talking about? How many people honestly played D2 that much? Mind you I'm not talking about people who fired it up maybe once a year for a couple 4 hour play sessions and then didn't touch it for another 12+ months, I'm talking about people who honestly played it for more than say 10 or 20 hours a year. Were there a million people who played D2 for several hundred hours a year for eleven years? Somehow I doubt it. As usual I suspect the most passionate players are a very vocal minority on the internet. I'm not saying there weren't a ton of D2 players who played it like crazy back in the day. I'm just suggesting that over the years it slowly dwindled down to a small, super dedicated group of long term addicts and that it's disingenuous to use this "eleven years straight" argument as if there were hundreds of thousands of players obsessively playing D2 for over a decade.

#7 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

If I was going to build a good gaming PC today with quality components

- Case + Good Power Supply around $100

- Motherboard around $90

- 8GB of DDR3 around $50

- CPU around $210

- GPU around $180

- Good 120GB SSD (for c-drive) around $150

- 1TB Data drive $100 (fuck current HD prices)

- DVD around $20

- Win7 64 Pro $140 (Yeah I could get Home, but I prefer Pro)

- Keyboard + Mouse $30 if you go cheap, generic

- Decent 23 inch LCD $140

For a total of $1,210, figure another $50 for shipping everything so $1,260. Keep in mind this is for a very good, modern gaming PC that'll be able to handle everything out currently on higher settings without really breaking a sweat. You could skimp a bit here and there but I doubt you'd be able to save a ton and still have a very good gaming PC.

#8 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

@EGLSzzhang: I hope this is just a troll.

#9 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

I'm the wrong person to ask since I'm platform agnostic. I really could care less whether the game is on a 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Windows PC, Mac, iOS, Android, NES, SNES, N64, Sega Master System, Genesis, TG16, Turbo Duo, Neo Geo, Neo Geo Pocket, Gamecube, Intellivision, Colecovision, Atari 2600, 5200, 7800, Lynx, Jaguar, 3DO, Amiga, FM Towns, Konix Multisystem, Amstrad... <takes a deep breath>... Apple II, Commodore 64, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, DS, 3DS, Unbutu Linux, Fedora Linux, Debian Linux, Redhat Linux, openSUSE Linux, FreeBSD, BeOS, Palm, RIM...

For me (unless the platform is insanely expensive) it's all about the game itself. I will say that if a great game I wanted was available for both Windows and Linux, at this point it's likely I'd play the Windows version since I currently don't have a Linux box up and running. If it was only available on Linux then I'd build a Linux box to run it.

#10 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

WTF? I'm pretty sure there was already a Bad Dudes 2. It was called Two Crude/Crude Buster and it came out in 1991 in arcades and the Sega Genesis.