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Signed On Oct 21, 2001, 00:09
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News Comments > TF2 Heavy Plans
2. =\ Jul 2, 2008, 11:06 Morgan19
 
I don't get these updates. They release a game, then incrementally update bits and pieces of it (leaving the rest currently "as is"), now want other people to do their brainstorming work for them?

It sounds like the game was 50% feature-complete when it shipped and they're trying to finish it under the guise of these "class packs".

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: No subject Jun 30, 2008, 21:25 Morgan19
 
Microsoft Reportedly to Cut Price Of Xbox 360 to $299

/hopes unrealistically that PS3 will follow

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 FAQ - Beta Delayed
6. Re: No subject Jun 28, 2008, 16:09 Morgan19
 
2. Skills were on rings (ie the name signets etc) so 8 was it...

...what?

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News Comments > Diablo III Announced
33. Re: Bwizzard Jun 28, 2008, 12:20 Morgan19
 
Am I the only person in the world who doesn't care about DIII?

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News Comments > Blizzard Tease - Updated
16. Re: hmmm... Jun 23, 2008, 12:15 Morgan19
 
why tease about something that every gamer on the planet knows is coming?
Even if it's more details on the WoTLK expansion.. it doesn't warrant (imho) this much teaser attention..
and I'm a huge WoW nerd saying that.


You're not thinking like a marketing team. It doesn't matter to them whether it's something you want or not: the fact that it's got people talking is PR enough. They've got people going to the page/site with the hubbub, and that's exactly the goal.

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News Comments > Call Of Duty: World At War Co-op Revealed
1. Hmm... Jun 23, 2008, 10:08 Morgan19
 
/wonders how the WWII bitchers' tunes will change now...

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News Comments > Limbo of the Lost Pulled
6. Re: So far Jun 12, 2008, 10:58 Morgan19
 
Oops.

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News Comments > Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare PC DLC Coming
2. Re: No subject May 31, 2008, 17:39 Morgan19
 
It's about freaking time.

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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch
1. Cool May 30, 2008, 13:14 Morgan19
 
Ha, take that "this is beta is going to take years" naysayers.

Looking forward to playing this some this weekend.

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News Comments > Dark Horizon Announced
2. Re: Yay for more space combat May 29, 2008, 10:09 Morgan19
 
I'll be keeping an eye on this– as soon as there's something to keep an eye on.

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News Comments > Dungeon Party Announced
3. Re: No subject May 22, 2008, 10:02 Morgan19
 
You're not alone; it looks fun to me too. It's free, can't hurt to try!

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News Comments > Still No Fallout 3 Demo
10. Re: No subject May 14, 2008, 10:36 Morgan19
 
A quick "Fallout demo" Google search seems to indicate there was at least one demo...

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News Comments > ETQW Patch Details
2. Re: So how.. May 8, 2008, 10:30 Morgan19
 
I picked it up when it first came out and played for a few weeks before deciding I didn't much like it. Since then I've reinstalled it probably three or four times, wanting to give it another chance, but always end up uninstalling it again shortly after. (To put that into perspective, I still have Tribes 1 installed and have had installs of it on my gaming computers since it first came out.)

I come from a long history of playing Tribes, Q2, UT2004, and BF2142 and yet I couldn't find anything I really liked in Quake Wars: it seems like it's trying to be BF with its classes and respawn times, Tribes with its wide-open areas, and UT/Quake with the speed and twitch factors. I love all of those elements in their respective games, but for me personally it just doesn't work all mish-mashed together in one game.

Another thing that's really bugged me is how forced or scripted each match is. Because the game goes very deliberately from area to area as objectives are completed, it really felt like each round I played in was the same as the last time I'd played it. It seems like other games' CTF or point-control modes lets you decide more how you want to approach the objective, rather than "you must be an engineer and you must blow up objective X to continue". A lot of people seem to love the focus it gives, but it just seems way too "on rails" for my taste.

To be fair, I never played the original Enermy Territory. From what I hear Quake Wars' play style is a lot like it, so I'm sure if you played the original you'd probably have a better appreciation for the new iteration.

The other thing that bugs me about the game is that matches can end way too quickly: if there are good players on the other side who know exactly what to do and what order it need to be done in, a round can start and be done in under five minutes because they've breezed through the objectives progression. That's great for them, but to me that's not fun... It's just frustrating.

So in a nutshell I wouldn't recommend it, no.

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News Comments > DOOM 4 Announced
6. Re: Sit back and enjoy the show May 7, 2008, 16:26 Morgan19
 
D3 was a sort of re-imagining of D1, right? I wonder if D4 will be an updated D2...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2008, 12:36 Morgan19
 
For the posts down below about the driving learning curve– is that compared to previous GTAs (e.g. the driving mechanics have changed in IV) or are you new to GTA and thus not used to the game's driving mechanics?

(I haven't played IV and won't until I eventually get a next-gen system, but am curious if the driving curve is due to newness to the series or a change inherent to IV.)

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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch Info
3. Re: Widescreen??? Apr 29, 2008, 12:03 Morgan19
 
Bring it on indeed, if I'm still playing it's not too late for me! More 2142 = good.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: new games Apr 29, 2008, 09:48 Morgan19
 
Persona 3 FES just came out last week, if you like RPGs.

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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor This Month
1. Really? Apr 22, 2008, 12:13 Morgan19
 
Gamma testing?

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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch Plans
2. Re: Wow great! Apr 10, 2008, 10:16 Morgan19
 
Before someone snipes in– yes, there are still people happily playing 2142.

I'm excited and curious to see what the new content will be and just hope the public beta doesn't take as long as the last patch's did.

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News Comments > R.I.P.: Gary Gygax
14. Re: No subject Mar 4, 2008, 15:48 Morgan19
 
Awww no!

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