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Pretentious Old Man.
12th Jul 2010, 14:43
http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/110/1105374c.html#comments_top?p=2&s=ASC

It seems like a rehash of the leaked gameplay video to me, but hey, it's a new article I guess. I'll believe the AI stuff when I see it, but not before.

EDIT: Whoopsy, special thread. Didn't think anyone still used that. Oh well, close if necessary.

Corpus
12th Jul 2010, 14:56
No worries old man, people will see it regardless now. I'm still hoping they've put it on to refresh people in time for new info.

PenguinsFriend
12th Jul 2010, 15:27
What does this mean, "If you're aggressive towards a potentially dangerous character, don't expect them not to react appropriately."

Does it mean they will or won't respond aggressively?

Pretentious Old Man.
12th Jul 2010, 15:30
What does this mean, "If you're aggressive towards a potentially dangerous character, don't expect them not to react appropriately."

Does it mean they will or won't respond aggressively?

It means if you sidle up to a friendly badass who packs a serious punch and start threatening them with a gun, don't expect them not to show you some lead. At least, that's how I interpret it.

PenguinsFriend
12th Jul 2010, 15:33
Hmm - maybe they should have just said - threaten an aggressive character and you better be ready for a viloent response.

Much clearer than saying "don't expect them not to.. etc"

Pinky_Powers
12th Jul 2010, 15:40
Hmm - maybe they should have just said - threaten an aggressive character and you better be ready for a viloent response.

Much clearer than saying "don't expect them not to.. etc"

I agree, it wasn't especially good writing.

It is nice to see the tone of IGN turning more favorably toward the game. An earlier article I read last month was was a bit more harsh.

...at least that was the impression I got at the time.

PenguinsFriend
12th Jul 2010, 15:43
So you think there's hope for the game, then Pinky: :)

We'll I don't know what rainbow drink those guys at IGN are swallowing that made them post a positive review, but if it's as half as good as they seem to think it is (the game), then I want one (the rainbow drink)! :D

Ashpolt
12th Jul 2010, 15:48
Love the thread title, stopped me just before I got my hopes up!

Anyway, will read it later, am at work at the moment. Just wanted to pop in to congratulate the proactive thread title!

Pretentious Old Man.
12th Jul 2010, 16:25
Love the thread title, stopped me just before I got my hopes up!

Anyway, will read it later, am at work at the moment. Just wanted to pop in to congratulate the proactive thread title!

*whips off hat* thank you sir!

TrickyVein
12th Jul 2010, 18:51
"While it should be possible to take elements from both extremes, you'll never be a master of either if you don't eventually specialize – and likewise, you'll ultimately limit yourself to seeing only certain areas of the game using either approach to gain access."

Reminds me of having to eventually pick a major in school. *Grumbles*

PenguinsFriend
12th Jul 2010, 19:01
"While it should be possible to take elements from both extremes, you'll never be a master of either if you don't eventually specialize – and likewise, you'll ultimately limit yourself to seeing only certain areas of the game using either approach to gain access."

Reminds me of having to eventually pick a major in school. *Grumbles*

but so cool man - I :thumb: this! Be so major suck if we could be 100% in all augmentations!

WildcatPhoenix
12th Jul 2010, 21:15
Reminds me of having to eventually pick a major in school. *Grumbles*

As someone who works in higher ed advising, I found this hilarious! :lol:

Pretentious Old Man.
13th Jul 2010, 00:17
"While it should be possible to take elements from both extremes, you'll never be a master of either if you don't eventually specialize – and likewise, you'll ultimately limit yourself to seeing only certain areas of the game using either approach to gain access."

Reminds me of having to eventually pick a major in school. *Grumbles*

As someone who is British, I always wondered why Americans have such a problem with "majors"? We're expected to specialise from a very young age over here, and then at uni we only do one subject. Different strokes and all that, I guess.

WildcatPhoenix
13th Jul 2010, 00:28
As someone who is British, I always wondered why Americans have such a problem with "majors"? We're expected to specialise from a very young age over here, and then at uni we only do one subject. Different strokes and all that, I guess.

"Wut? You dadgum limey son***** tryin' to take uway arrr FREEDUM?"

Lol.

But seriously, I completely agree. Americans spend waaaaaay too much time being indecisive in school, and trust me, the last thing the college wants is to force them to choose a major (otherwise, how would we get these students to stick around for 5, 6, 7+ years while they change their minds?).

Pretentious Old Man.
13th Jul 2010, 00:56
"Wut? You dadgum limey son***** tryin' to take uway arrr FREEDUM?"

Lol.

But seriously, I completely agree. Americans spend waaaaaay too much time being indecisive in school, and trust me, the last thing the college wants is to force them to choose a major (otherwise, how would we get these students to stick around for 5, 6, 7+ years while they change their minds?).

Yeah, I never got that with American University (I guess college, to you?) education: Why should a maths guy have to study psychology, or an IT guy study classical literature, or a dance guy have to study physics? It makes no sense to a random old-worlder like me.

TrickyVein
13th Jul 2010, 01:14
As someone who is British, I always wondered why Americans have such a problem with "majors"? We're expected to specialise from a very young age over here, and then at uni we only do one subject. Different strokes and all that, I guess.

I think the difference between what's in place in the UK and what's different in the US (which is broken in more ways than just @ college level over here) is that while there's all the preparation for secondary school/college/university in high school, there's no preparation for jobs/careers in high school (@ the young age you mention). All the emphasis - when I was in high school - was heaped upon getting into an even better college. What you were expected to do once you got there wasn't considered and was left for you to decide, whereas if emphasis had been placed during high school on what sort of future careers/profession/job/masturbatory idling you wanted to fulfill, the choice for a future school and major would be a simple one. My problem in having to choose a major was that I was too durned interested in everything my university had to offer (like geology/planetary science - my High school didn't have any of that!). The university I chose to attend also falsely advertised itself as "branching out" towards the humanities and the like, but it's a dyed in the wool pre-professional science and engineering university.

pringlepower
13th Jul 2010, 02:03
I think the difference between what's in place in the UK and what's different in the US (which is broken in more ways than just @ college level over here) is that while there's all the preparation for secondary school/college/university in high school, there's no preparation for jobs/careers in high school (@ the young age you mention). All the emphasis - when I was in high school - was heaped upon getting into an even better college. What you were expected to do once you got there wasn't considered and was left for you to decide, whereas if emphasis had been placed during high school on what sort of future careers/profession/job/masturbatory idling you wanted to fulfill, the choice for a future school and major would be a simple one. My problem in having to choose a major was that I was too durned interested in everything my university had to offer (like geology/planetary science - my High school didn't have any of that!). The university I chose to attend also falsely advertised itself as "branching out" towards the humanities and the like, but it's a dyed in the wool pre-professional science and engineering university.

High schools now are especially bad, since they (or mine anyways) more or less teach kids how to take and do well on standardized tests and get into a good university. And nothing else.

Evidently once you get into Harvard it's smoooooooth sailin'

Pretentious Old Man.
13th Jul 2010, 02:08
I think the difference between what's in place in the UK and what's different in the US (which is broken in more ways than just @ college level over here) is that while there's all the preparation for secondary school/college/university in high school, there's no preparation for jobs/careers in high school (@ the young age you mention). All the emphasis - when I was in high school - was heaped upon getting into an even better college. What you were expected to do once you got there wasn't considered and was left for you to decide, whereas if emphasis had been placed during high school on what sort of future careers/profession/job/masturbatory idling you wanted to fulfill, the choice for a future school and major would be a simple one. My problem in having to choose a major was that I was too durned interested in everything my university had to offer (like geology/planetary science - my High school didn't have any of that!). The university I chose to attend also falsely advertised itself as "branching out" towards the humanities and the like, but it's a dyed in the wool pre-professional science and engineering university.

Interesting, thanks for sharing. I shall log it into my book of knowledge.

TrickyVein
13th Jul 2010, 11:41
I don't know whether to think I've contributed to the forces of good...or to evil.

Pretentious Old Man.
13th Jul 2010, 12:17
I don't know whether to think I've contributed to the forces of good...or to evil.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/09/article-1293551-0A62CD1B000005DC-792_468x286.jpg

Evil. Nice doing business with you.

Cylon
13th Jul 2010, 18:51
:thumb:Great Thread title Pretentious Old Man.
Hope you don't mind I'll ninja It a bit ? to bad if you do because I already have *Dark and evil laughter* :nut:

Pinky_Powers
13th Jul 2010, 19:30
:thumb:Great Thread title Pretentious Old Man.
Hope you don't mind I'll ninja It a bit ? to bad if you do because I already have *Dark and evil laughter* :nut:

You already have a dark and evil laughter? Or you already have "." *dark and evil laughter* :confused: