Waits for the inevitable Tepples post asking if the movie will have infinite spin, and asking what would be the "best practices" for someone who wanted to be an adviser on the game based aspects.
At one time there were more reasonable and nuanced positions on Slashdot...you must be new here.
I've stuck with Yahoo the same reasons; plus, I find the GMail interface to be not much better than the stock Yahoo interface.
Why are you reading GMail and Yahoo mail in a web browser instead of in a proper e-mail client over IMAP?
Ha! Good one. But which server do I finger? We don't have a "planfileserver" infrastructure like we do for gpg keys.
As an aside, Slashdot no longer lets users paste in their public keys into their user information, which is a shame. You can see them at: http://slashdot.org/~username/...
but again it begs the question why you're not researching at all before you drop 60 - 100 on a plastic circle, or worse yet why you don't take 5 minutes to do a thorough Googling before you drop 600 dollars on the game and console to play it - which would make more sense in this scenario if you aren't familiar with what the back of the box terms mean.
I've got no problem with box information myself, I may not read IGN daily, but in general I know what's going on. (I didn't know that Warframe was PvE centric though) I was playing devils advocate for the more casual gamers and non-gamers who buy games as gifts.
Judging by how horrendously people bitch about the creep AI, would you actually still want an offline campaign?
Maybe not a campaign, but I think a skirmish/practice mode would be nice for that sort of game.
I've actually heard of people who got games for the wrong system as gifts from non-gamer relatives.
Picture of the boxart in question
That's pretty darn explicit there. PS3/PS4 games aren't quite as explicit nowadays with requirements except with Move/uDraw games, though in the PS2 days they were.
I've got no problem with box information, but I was playing devils advocate for the more casual gamers and non-gamers who buy games as gifts.
Yes. You become the new Sheogorath, while he becomes Jyggalag again.
Diablo 3 is basically single player now. Other players don't really affect your game in any way, all the good drops are stupidly account bound.
That doesn't apply to the console versions which don't have bind on account and never had the auction house. Not only that, but it has:
1. Gifts: Whenever you get a legendary or set item there's a chance a gift for one of the people in your friends list comes along with it. It looks like a little wrapped present. Send it along and when they open it they get a legendary.
2. Nemesis: If you die to a regular non-elite monster, there's a chance that it will become a Nemesis and level up. You will know it happens when you see it quickly enter a red portal when you die. Then later on that nemesis can re-enter your game (With an awesome horn announcing that he's coming) or one of your friends games with a "shadow" of yourself tagging along with him. Kill the nemesis, and he can drop nice loot, and a gift for the person he originally killed. Die to him and he levels up again, and goes to find another game to enter.
Considering Shimmering Isles for Oblivion, that very well may be true.
Cheese for everyone!
You probably noticed that when you run into Sheogorath in Skyrim, he has a plethora of cheese at the table he is sitting at. He also implies he's the hero of Oblivion, IIRC.
I don't understand why anyone would play an online game, especially on a console.
The very idea of having to pay a monthly subscription to play the game is problematic to me.
Because until recently in the PlayStation eco-system, you didn't have to. And you still don't for certain games.
PS2 games never had an online fee, except for the two MMO's.
PS3/Vita games didn't and still don't require PS+ for online play, The 3 PS3 MMO's "could" have additional fees but two of them were F2P.
PS4 games DO require PS+ for online play, unless it's one of the following:
1. an MMO
2. a F2P title like Warframe.
3. A non-synchronous game, an example being a chess game where you can send turns a la play-by-mail.
You also get other benefits with PS+, "freebies", discounts, etc etc.
With XBox Live, they basically ask you to pay to have the right to use your Internet connection.
No you're paying for the right to use their servers and service
Sometimes those requirement descriptions can be vague, especially for those who might not be familiar with the Playstation or Xbox eco-systems.
For example Defiance on the PS3 says "Network Players 2 - Unlimited" and "Broadband Required" but someone unfamiliar with PS2/PS3/Ps4 back-of-the-box terminology might not realize that means it's an online only game. A game with offline AND online would say something like "Number of players 1 -2 (Online 2-4)"
Linden Labs said the exact same thing about second life.
Did you know there's an Oculus enabled SL beta available?
I'm pretty sure the only thing left keeping SL alive these days is the furries that have sex on the network.
There never were actually that many furries in SL. What's keeping SL alive are the 25-55 year old women.
If I'm not mistaken, even they don't like SL much anymore.
I really don't know why people associate furries with SL, since they are HUGELY outnumbered by every other demographic. Personally I think the association exists because a bunch of slashdotter-nerds, entering SL to check it out, headed to the more nerdy spots in SL: scripter/builder hangouts/sandboxes...and thusly ran into SL's heavily furry scripter/builder/aspie crowd. They're not furry because of the sex, they're furry because they feel alienated from real-world social culture and the average SL social culture too. Their furry form is a "take that" to the "barbie's and kens"
I on the other hand like U2 and then had to take some steps to rip the DRM out and convert to MP3 so I can play it on my HTC ONE M8 and my Android based car stereo.
Why would you have to do that? Aren't iTunes songs DRM free AAC these days?
/me googles. Ah, it's Windows only, thats why I hadn't heard of that. Unlike Firefall, Destiny and Defiance are cross-platform.
Oh? Thanks for the info. The impression I got from the early media/promotion was that it was PvP, not PvE. I'm more of a PvE type so I basically ignored the game.