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#65523 - hargleblarg (07/04/2012) [-]
So I downloaded Tribes: Ascend and began playing.

Five seconds later my laptop sounded like an airliner about to take off.

User avatar #65583 to #65523 - dispensa (07/04/2012) [-]
Yeah it's pretty intense on the processors, people flying around at 150km/h is quite heavy, I imagine.
Had to turn it down to the lowest as well, but with a game like this you don't really care, more important things to do than looking at the nearest wall.
User avatar #65526 to #65523 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
I get that whenever I play anything on my laptop. Sometimes I can't hear the actual game over the Vacuum Cleaner I'm apparently play on.
User avatar #65527 to #65526 - hargleblarg (07/04/2012) [-]
The peculiar things is that I can play Oblivion or New Vegas without much fan noise, but apparently Tribes: Ascend is more graphically intense than them and requires a fucking wind tunnel to keep my laptop cool.
User avatar #65528 to #65527 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
When I try playing Civ V my laptop turns into a helicopter about to take off and apparently starts spitting fire.
User avatar #65561 to #65528 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
Bitch, I try to play Neverwinter Nights and my laptop serves as a heater for my room.
User avatar #65562 to #65561 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
So does mine. It keeps my room hotter than the rest of the house.

I wonder "Why the fuck is it so hot in here?" and when I open my door it feels like I've opened the doorway into a frozen tundra.
User avatar #65563 to #65562 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
And this is why I'm a consolefag
User avatar #65564 to #65563 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
Same here, PS3 guy.

That and I can't afford a much better PC.
User avatar #65565 to #65564 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
Xbox, mens. Mainly because I found when the PS3 came out to be overpriced, and all games I wanted on PS3 ended up ported to the 360.

e.g FF13
#65569 to #65565 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
I've always played on Sony consoles, I like the controllers better and free online isn't so bad either. Now a shitton of my favorite childhood games are being remade in HD for the PS3 so I'm glad I bought a PS3.

Speaking of Final Fantasy...
Mfw I've never played a FF game and the rest of the internet wont stfu about how they're the greatest things to ever grace the world.
User avatar #65572 to #65569 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
They're...Not. They're really fuckin' not.

That's the worst part. Final fantasy is, well, was a fantastic and innovative set of games. Without them we wouldn't have half of the games we do now. Final Fantasy 7 was indeed the best of them. But now, they're just slapping on the FF sticker onto any old pile of shit and hoping we eat it up. It's sad a lot of people are. If they took one fucking moment to look past the golden wrapping paper and little jingles that sound nothing like the songs we know and love, they would see how much Square has fucked up.

User avatar #65577 to #65572 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
No no, continue, I do everso love rants.

I do know what you mean though, I see it happen with a lot of series. They lose the flavor and charm of their originals and trade it in so they can cash in on the mainstream market.

Case in point, Resistance 3. The developers said "Fuck it all!" to anything that made the Resistance series unique and made the fans like myself love it. Fall of Man was released in 2006, it still has a strong online community of thousands behind it, Resistance 2 was released in 2008, has a great online community behind it like in FoM, Resistance 3 was released in 2011 and I'm guessing there's only about 150 people that still play it online, if even that. They actually had to fucking delete game modes just so people could get into fuller game lobbies, that's some sad fucking shit right there.

I could write you a book about what's wrong with Resistance 3 but I wont go further into it unless someone asks me to.
User avatar #65579 to #65577 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
To be perfectly honest, I get pissed off at the community more than Square. For instance, there was one song they created especially for FF13-2, known as the 'Crazy Chocobo Song', it has a heavy metal feel, to go with the type of chocobo you're riding (Insane Chocobo.) I went to look the song up on youtube, and I saw people actually bitching about it, because it wasn't 'the chocobo song', what, so you actually preffered the repetitive, electronic song that was just 'RAID DAT CHOKO-CHOKO-CHOKOBOOOO' Rather than an actual artist, who sang the song, with differentiating lyrics to give the feel of riding an insane chocobo?

What the fuck, community?

It's the main reason I'm playing other games by Square, or spin-off companies of Square, like Mistwalker (Lost Odyssey)

User avatar #65587 to #65579 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
Really? I'd really appreciate the developers of any game taking the time to make a cover of one of their older loved songs. Why the hell would someone actually complain because they put extra effort into the game instead of just using the same tired old song?
One reason I really love the Resistance community if you do something right they'll love you for it. But if you mess up they'll make sure you know. R3 was a shit game and they didn't fucking put up with it. They made it well known to the developers that they fucked up with posts on their forum, tweets, blogs, and sales as well. R:FoM sold 2.9 million units, R2 sold about 3-4 million, R3 sold around 1 million units total. It was universally hated by the fans and everyone just stopped playing it.

Everything about that fucking game was wrong. Shorter campaign, not very many questions were answered about the lore and world of Resistance, and the plot itself was pretty bad. Coop, downgraded from class based 8 player coop set in an alternate campaign parralle to the R2 campaign and made you rely on teamwork and class selection to finish missions, to two player co-op where the second player is just plopped into the middle of same old story missions with you, the biggest flaw of R3 co-op was the fact that there was no fucking matchmaking for co-op. Want to meet a random to play co-op with? "Fuck you!" they told us, "Deal with it". I can only describe multiplayer as a C.o.D. clone that had no love or care put into it. Hell most C.o.D. games have less glitches, spawn trapping, and overpowered bullshit than Resistance 3. Lower level players do not stand a chance in multiplayer. Once you're high enough level you get a fucking semi automatic rocket launcher with 4 rockets in a single clip, along with that you can also get your hands on a lightning weapon that you don't even have to aim, it auto locks onto targets for you at close range and can simultaneously shoot at 3-4 enemies at once.

God I hate that game....
User avatar #65595 to #65587 - mythicdusk (07/04/2012) [-]
That must suck ass.

I honestly prefer Gears of War to Call of Duty, mainly because in Gears, you actually get some sense of community and team-based action, rather than one lone wolf deciding he can snipe with an assault rifle.
User avatar #65598 to #65595 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
Yeah, same reason I've always preferred Battlefield and Resistance to C.o.D..
In Resistance 2 you're put in 30 vs 30 matches (I forgot to mention that, in R3 they took the player count all the way down from 60 to 16.) and you're separated up into squads of 5. They matches are obviously too big to win by yourself so you need strong teamwork to take objectives and win rounds. Resistance 2 also has clan support which reinforces the feeling of a strong community.
User avatar #65591 to #65587 - basementgoblin (07/04/2012) [-]
Wow, I'm sorry. I didn't actually realize how much I had typed until I posted that comment.
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