ThatOneDudeNick's forum posts

#1 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

Great game. It has improved it a lot since release. The community is surprisingly friendly for a "hardcore" shooter. I'm sure all the new free players will stink things up for a bit (I expect a lot of team killing and such tonight), but they'll filter out eventually. Good stuff. I'm always happy to see a bunch of new players to a game I enjoy.

#2 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

Why is it an Unfinished and not a Quick Look EX, there's no way that's not the final build of the game right?

It's probably just some video provided by the publisher that they'll look at and talk about. Like they did with the Trials Fusion and South Park. A quicklook would be them playing it on camera. I hope it's a good sign that Ubisoft is providing more footage and allowing people to talk about it early. I hope it's a good bit of footage.

#3 Edited by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

Any idea what the issue is with the card?

I'm sure most Nvidia cards are perfectly fine, but I switched to AMD after a string of bad luck with Nvidia stuff. It only takes one or two bad experiences to ruin a brand for me.

#4 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

Nope. I don't have time for regret. Especially not for doing something that I genuine enjoy. Just don't over-do it or neglect other things that are important to you. If video games are holding you back from doing something super awesome, then the problem is with you, not the video games. If video games didn't exist and you have an addictive personality or you procrastinate, you would do it with something else.

Entertainment stops being entertaining when it takes up most of your time. Video games are a fun reward or break for me after completing all of the other tasks of my day. Junk food is great every once in a while, but if that's all you eat, it's going to stop feeling like a treat and have a negative impact on your well-being. Video games, movies, TV, drugs, masturbation, are all the same. The only time I feel bad for gaming is if I know in the back of my mind that I'm avoiding something that's actually important.

If you're starting to regret your fun time, then you have too much of it.

#5 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

@liquidprince: Agreed. I've never cared for much of Angry Joe's content. He always comes across like he's playing a character. It feels too much like he talks at me rather than to me. It's just uncomfortable.

I like the video reviews from Rev3Games. I haven't been there much after Adam retired, but Tara's reviews are pretty good.

It's been a while since I've used reviews to make a buying decision. I can figure out all that I need to know about a game between podcasts, quick looks, Twitch, social media, ect. I haven't been nearly as picky as I used to be (or should be) with buying games recently. I'm not sure if it's the way they're covered, the quality of games, or just me being a bit more comfortable financially than I used to be. Hearing what someone else thinks of a game doesn't mean as much to me anymore (though I still enjoy discussing games). I can see a game being played for 10 minutes and know it it's something I'll enjoy playing.

Reviews aren't as important as they once were, but I don't know if it's a personal thing or an actual shift in games coverage.

#6 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

I started reading Fables after playing the first Episode. It's pretty good. I'm not a comic book guy, but it's entertaining enough.

#7 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

@thatonedudenick: Neither BBC, Sky or Viasat is showing commercials during the race, only during the pre-show and post race show. Its the same for almost all sports in Europe, (at least the sports i watch) never commercials during the sport activity.

Damn. Lucky Europeans.

#8 Edited by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

I like Hamilton and Mercedes, but I hope for a more exciting fight for first in Spain.

#9 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

Just realized that the NBC stream is like 1/4 lap behind Sky. The gap widens every time they come back from commercial. Is Sky a sponsor? Is that why they run without commercials?

#10 Posted by ThatOneDudeNick (335 posts) -

@ltsquigs: He's too far ahead to make it interesting to show him. :)