The alternative argument is that at least the skins *are* completely cosmetic and optional, rather than BF4's strategy of pressuring players to spend money over and over again on content that shouldn't be charged for (a small selection of new maps, items, etc. all of which Counter Strike continually provides for… » 7/22/14 7:11pm 7/22/14 7:11pm

1) The earth does go through phases (we're exiting an ice age as we speak), but if you think that the recent rapid rise in temperatures is due to nothing more than phases, then you are doing nothing more than subscribing to a pleasant but fictional narrative to delude yourself and contradict 97% of climatologists who… » 5/17/14 4:20pm 5/17/14 4:20pm

I agree with your point and would say atmosphere and design reign supreme. However, the original Crysis had an atmosphere of its own. The wonder of walking through luscious and hyper-realistic jungles as a super-soldier was really breathtaking imo. I love Far Cry 3, but it has a far more cartoony look that just… » 4/19/14 10:30pm 4/19/14 10:30pm

1. I doubt your first point, but not because you have wrong information (the recommended specs did indeed recommend an 8-core cpu), but because game companies have been overestimating a lot lately. BF4 suggested 3Gb or more of VRAM, but I and others are running it maxed out with 1GB. Ubisoft likely selected something… » 4/10/14 10:11pm 4/10/14 10:11pm

The differences between the images seem to include much more than just lighting (I'm seeing better textures and other effects). I think this has to do with the possibility that those earlier demos were played on a PC version, which I hope looks as beautiful as it did then (I'm waiting it out for April!). Though… » 3/13/14 7:19pm 3/13/14 7:19pm

Thank you for the review, but...what are the 'significant and complicated design changes' specifically? I know you wrote about tweaks like the hub-area focus and enemy spawning, but is that all? I'm not convinced these qualify as significant design changes (though I'd need to play to be sure). Or, have you opted to… » 3/11/14 2:29pm 3/11/14 2:29pm

I'm a supporter of Obamacare, and I even used to use Hyper's argument before, but unfortunately I have to disagree with the line of logic now. Yes, most industrialized countries have universal healthcare, pay less, and even have better quality on average. However, I find this to be a product of their single-payer… » 10/21/13 5:53pm 10/21/13 5:53pm