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Nickname Steele Johnson
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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
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User ID 12787
 
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News Comments > Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles
23. Re: Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles May 11, 2011, 15:47 Steele Johnson
 
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2011, 14:56:
Wetworks wrote on May 11, 2011, 13:22:
I hate to burst Randy's bubble but the only reason Duke was talked about all these years was because it was the biggest joke in the gaming industry. If Duke didn't hold the the vaporware crown for 14 years it would've just been another random fps.

That's it in a nutshell. Duke was nothing special. It was ridiculous even then. It's only because of it's lord of the vaporware title it became something of a meme that stuck around. People speak of the Beatles with fondess and reverence. They speak of Duke as a bad joke. It's clear that Randy simply does not "get it" anymore than any other pre-pubescent boy, so don't try and defend him and his asinine analogy or you don't get it either, Sho and PA.

That pretty much sums it up.
 
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News Comments > Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles
22. Re: Why Duke Nukem is Like The Beatles May 11, 2011, 15:19 Steele Johnson
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 11, 2011, 11:49:
Cutter wrote on May 11, 2011, 11:38:
Are you fucking retarded, Randy?

I thought the same thing when I read this. He is loosing it.

Same here. What a horrible comparison. In fact, he should be ashamed of himself for comparing The Beatles with anything. They are a one-of-a-kind phenomenon that could possibly never happen again.

Duke Nukem is trashy entertainment (that can be fun). It's nothing like discovering The Beatles.
 
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News Comments > Eden Games on Strike
10. Re: Eden Games on Strike May 11, 2011, 15:14 Steele Johnson
 
I'm all for hard working people pointing out their bad management staff, starting with their CEO. If your CEO is bad manager, all the managers under him/her is either going to be bad or forced to implement horrible management style and tactics.

I'm loving this!
 
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News Comments > Hawken Video Preview
6. Re: Hawken Video Preview May 5, 2011, 15:40 Steele Johnson
 
This game looks amazing!  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Revelations Announced
21. Re: Assassin's Creed Revelations Announced May 5, 2011, 15:38 Steele Johnson
 
I thought Brotherhood was great, even without the multiplayer.

Assassin's Creed is by far one of the best action series ever made, imo. The game engine is phenomenal! They should make an mmo with that engine!!
 
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Server Merges
15. Re: DC Universe Online Server Merges May 2, 2011, 17:46 Steele Johnson
 
I'm curious, are the people who are saying that it's too easy and you hit the level cap really quickly, the same people who complain when games have a heavy grind?  
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News Comments > Why RAGE Has No Deathmatch
62. Re: Why RAGE Has No Deathmatch May 2, 2011, 10:30 Steele Johnson
 
I definitely support this decision. Deathmatch is tired, so I'd rather they focus on something with a lot more substance. Everyone loves co-op!  
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News Comments > New Civilization V DLC Tuesday
7. Re: New Civilization V DLC Tuesday Apr 27, 2011, 15:41 Steele Johnson
 
I had such high hopes for this game. All I got was a broken, boring game.

I think the next one will be the last in the series, because no one will buy it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 27, 2011, 13:25 Steele Johnson
 
"Apple comments on iPhone location storm, software update soon"

As usual, the media blew everything out of proportion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 27, 2011, 13:16 Steele Johnson
 
Seriously, I don't think ANYONE has reported identity theft at this point. And when things like this happen, the hackers don't wait around for people to change their passwords, etc. So it doesn't seem to be that big of a threat for the consumer. The bigger problem is Sony. They're losing a butt-load of money.  
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News Comments > Gold - The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
19. Re: matthew@welchkin.net Apr 27, 2011, 13:05 Steele Johnson
 
Watter wrote on Apr 27, 2011, 11:38:
Cutter wrote on Apr 27, 2011, 11:27:
After never being able to complete the first one after 3 attempts...
I'm in the same boat. Everyone talks about how awesome it was, and when they give the reasons why I really can't disagree, but I too made several attempts to play the game and dropped it somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 way through. It just didn't grab and hold on to me the way most RPGs do.

I agree. It's definitely one of the most overrated rpgs I've seen. It's probably due to all the pogs trying to support a pc only title. Will I pick it up? Probably, but not after seeing a lot of reviews and potential price drop.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Re: Morning Previews Apr 26, 2011, 12:08 Steele Johnson
 
Hawken looks freakin' amazing!  
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News Comments > JoWooD Closing
20. Re: JoWooD Closing Apr 22, 2011, 12:55 Steele Johnson
 
"Poor Employees, lost their Jobs because of the epic stupidity of their Managers."

Absolutely! I don't understand why so many companies are management top-heavy. Too many managers can ruin a good company. Stop micro-managing projects and let the engineers, designers, etc, work their magic.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
108. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 17:04 Steele Johnson
 
If the store wasn't there and the "optional" stuff wasn't in the game, no one would be complaining. Some people are freakin' morons.

PC gamers giving pc gamers a bad name.

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News Comments > Unofficial Patches
3. Re: Unofficial Patches Apr 20, 2011, 11:07 Steele Johnson
 
I'm curious if these guys have a mega patch that brings the original released version of the game up to the current unofficial version.  
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News Comments > Will Wright on Gaming's Future
6. Re: Will Wright on Gaming's Future Apr 17, 2011, 21:59 Steele Johnson
 
He's merely pointing out the obvious. It's the consumer that makes popular entertainment go from fun to boring, not the creators. The creators are simple trying to deliver what the majority of consumers want. The problem is the "majority of consumers".  
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Apr 14, 2011, 15:31 Steele Johnson
 
Verno wrote on Apr 14, 2011, 13:56:
While I don't agree entirely with your thoughts Steele I would note that while 5 year dev times can lead to a classic like Dragon Age: Origins, it doesn't mean that large quantities of time guarantees quality as evidenced by Mafia II. On the flipside though short dev times seem to produce mediocre crap like Crackdown 2 and Dragon Age 2 the majority of the time.

Verno, when I said "You can't expect "time" to have any factor in that; the game designer still has to create something special." I meant it in terms of past and present, not how long it takes to make a great game. My point was that it's still up to the designer to create an amazing game. There's very little difference between now and then. So when I hear gamers say that older games are better than the games coming out today, I just have to laugh, because as a long time gamer, I've been finding great games all along the way. Some of the best games I've ever played came out this year and last, and I've played all the popular console and pc games that came out since the 80's. But of course, everyone has their own taste.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Apr 14, 2011, 13:53 Steele Johnson
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 14, 2011, 12:24:
Prez wrote on Apr 14, 2011, 12:09:
I personally am not a multiplayer person, though I will moonlight as cannon fodder every now and again if TF2, BF2, and Bad Company. The whole value/justification for a game's price for me is in it's single player. 4 hours is not a full-price purchase for me, unless the 4-hour campaign is so re-playable that it can be finished multiple times for maximum enjoyment, in essence making it an 8 or 12 hour game.

I don't disagree with you, but the only full price games I can think of off the top of my head that have a 4-hour single player campaign are shooters designed for their multiplayer anyway. It's pretty rare to find a game that's really that short that's not a $20 budget title.

I also disagree with the people saying that good games are hard to come by these days. I'm 34, been gaming for more like 28-29 years, and games now are better than they ever were unless you're either blinded by nostalgia or more understandably really, really liked how the more simplistic classic games worked. Those games are still around and being made by indie developers, though, so there's something for everyone out there.

I agree for the most part. I'm a 35+ gamer and have been playing games for a long time. I don't think that good games are harder to find than they were years ago. The difference is that there's more games coming out today. Out of the pile of games that come out each year, there's probably just a few good ones. Years ago, there weren't as many games coming out and there was far less competition but there were still "just a few good ones" that came out each year.

It seems like a lot of older gamers expect that after all these years, more great games should be coming out. But that just isn't the way it works. A great game is something magical that a developer creates. You can't expect "time" to have any factor in that; the game designer still has to create something special.

I'm just as happy with games today as I was 20 years ago. The only difference for me is that I don't have as much time, and I think more developers should think outside of the box a little more. But other than that, I can always find great games to play to fill a year's time; just like 10 or even 20 years ago.

I think most people who complain about the games today are just stuck in their own memories and can't find their way out. Sure, lots of memorable games of yester-year, but there are lots to remember coming out today.

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News Comments > John Carmack RAGE Interview
14. Re: John Carmack RAGE Interview Apr 13, 2011, 17:45 Steele Johnson
 
This will probably be the first id software game that I will not buy.  
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News Comments > PS3 Steam Details
20. Re: PS3 Steam Details Apr 13, 2011, 17:42 Steele Johnson
 
This is awesome news!! +2 for Valve!  
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