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Nickname Steele Johnson
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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Titanfall
49. Re: Gone Gold - Titanfall Feb 27, 2014, 20:37 Steele Johnson
 
Point and spam your fire button. Yay.

C'mon, now is the time for new types of pc games! The "been there done that" days should be over by now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 21, 2014, 13:30 Steele Johnson
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 13:03:
The government is a giant clusterfuck of morons and assholes who only know how to make bad decisions, one after another, so it only makes sense that they would continue the trend by switching to Linux. Well done, governement... why don't you just bring back asbestos ceiling tiles and slavery while you're at it?

Yeah, and their simple minds probably just thought "let's switch to Open Source to save money." LOL Yeah RIGHT! Good luck with that!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Feb 8, 2014, 16:58 Steele Johnson
 
They had the chance to make something great (like an actual online version of an ES game), but instead built yet another last gen mmo with the same feeling and gameplay as all the rest. So disappointing.  
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News Comments > 7 Days to Die Facelift; Sale
14. Re: 7 Days to Die Facelift; Sale Feb 8, 2014, 16:53 Steele Johnson
 
what's with this new trend of putting a price tag on alpha software? And people are freakin buying it? Then the devs get lazy, they take forever to finish it if it gets finished at all, or just stays in beta forever. lol  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1 Feb 7, 2014, 00:30 Steele Johnson
 
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 14:31:
Simon Says wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 14:13:
Gates go back to win 7 after a day of frustration at being unable to install 8.1 = PRICELESS!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That is the funniest thing all year.

That's a fake story going around.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
21. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Feb 5, 2014, 16:24 Steele Johnson
 
Fion wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 23:04:
PropheT wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 22:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 21:21:
I'm tired of monthly fees from anyone and everything. Seems like everyone has their hand in your pocket and wants to keep it in there month after month. And most of them don't even come close to warranting it.

Not that I disagree with that, because it's sadly true, but I prefer a monthly fee with MMO's. Free to play is far too often just a creative way to ensure that you spend more money on that "free" game than you would if you were paying a sub.

But, yeah. The way everything is monetized now it's just a personal preference of which method sucks the least.

I'm pretty damn sick of monthy fee MMOGs myself, but I can understand why people shy away from F2P. But there are a number of MMOGs that are very solid and F2P, without asking you to buy something every 30 seconds or gating content until you pay. One of the best right now of course is GW2, with it's agressive content schedule I find I am unable to spend money on a monthly fee to spend most my time sitting around in an MMOG waiting for randoms or for my raid to organize. That said, I have spent money in the game, probably about $130 over the last 1.5 years. (Do note that I'd have spent $270 in that time monthly payments) but by putting that choice to spend in my hand I feel that I spent less but I also feel more willing to spend. I have friends who play who haven't spent a wink over the $60 the box cost.

The recent trend, ala ESO, is monthly fee's with tuns of microtransactions. Asking me to buy something every 30 seconds AND charging me each month? GTFO!

I wouldn't necessarily call GW2 a F2P game because you do have to buy it. F2P to me is something you download for free and start playing for free.

Also, GW2 doesn't have the same feel as a true mmo where exploration and constant fear of getting attacked is messing with your emotions. It plays more or less like an action rpg, and the pvp is more like an arcade game. As much as I like the game, it really doesn't compare to some of the true old school games of the 90s and early 2000.

The feeling I get with most F2P games is "pay to lessen the grind", and that's a feeling I really do not enjoy.

When they bring back a true mmo where it plays with all your emotions and makes you feel like you're part of a living, breathing world, I'd be happy to pay for a monthly sub. Will ESO be it? I doubt it.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
20. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Feb 5, 2014, 16:15 Steele Johnson
 
People vocal about loving ES games but will skip this are the first people to buy it.

Face palm.

 
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News Comments > John Carmack on Leaving id
28. Re: John Carmack on Leaving id Feb 5, 2014, 14:40 Steele Johnson
 
There's nothing wrong with a guy wanting to do something fun and interesting for work, and that usually involves leaving the job you've had for way too long.  
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison
11. Re: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison Jan 30, 2014, 12:07 Steele Johnson
 
Boob jiggling for the win! Definitely buying a next gen console!  
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News Comments > EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4
26. Re: EA Taking Lessons From Launching BF4 Jan 29, 2014, 13:25 Steele Johnson
 
I don't understand how the excuse is based on the initial requirements for the game. He basically listed the requirements: new features (basic requirement), runs on new consoles (basic requirement), current gen pc (api is still the same), graphics engine and netcode need to support 64 player (requirement), etc. All those things just mean that they have a lot of work to do. You have all those requirements before you start developing and then you plan a timeline accordingly. How is that the problem of a "bad launch"?

Here's my translation of his excuse: rushed out the door by executive decision before the people who actually do the work had finished (i.e. to release about the same time as CoD). If he had just said that, I'm sure he'd get a bit more respect.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Layoff Rumor Addressed
6. Re: Blizzard Layoff Rumor Addressed Jan 25, 2014, 20:16 Steele Johnson
 
That company has been making a 100 million dollars a month for 10 years and they're talking about a layoff? Corporate greed at its finest.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 24, 2014, 17:53 Steele Johnson
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 14:00:
People love to take shots at MS but I'd like to see an example of an OS that Apple "cared" about for 12 years. FFS Unix systems don't even get that kind of "care" from the vendors.

I agree. And now you've got google with their Android and Chrome spyware OSes which will only be supported for as long as they can spy on you. haha!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
35. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 17:23 Steele Johnson
 
LarryLaffer wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 10:44:
Personally I don't give a flying fuck which console outsells the other. I don't make my purchasing decisions based on what other people buy. I own a PS3 because I like certain games on it, I own an XBox 360 because I like certain games on it, I own an Xbox One because I like certain games on it, and will own a PS4 in the future when the right game hits that I have to have. Oh yeah and I also have a gaming computer for games that the consoles don't have.

I hope both consoles are successful, which they will be; I wish the Wii-U was more successful. They both bring something a little different to the table and create a competitive atmosphere.

Laffman.......

Same here. It's the software that sells the hardware, not the other way around. So when I hear ps4 better than xbox one blah blah blah, I just have to laugh at the hipster mentality (i.e. clueless).
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jan 17, 2014, 16:08 Steele Johnson
 
The 1960's version of Lost.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2014, 18:26 Steele Johnson
 
Wow, look at those development costs! Some of the worst games were the most expensive! Ouch!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 15, 2014, 17:00 Steele Johnson
 
"How do you get politicians to care about privacy?"

You hack their accounts and expose all of their dirt so they lose their jobs.
 
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News Comments > Banished Next Month
8. Re: Banished Next Month Jan 11, 2014, 03:00 Steele Johnson
 
looks boring.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 8, 2014, 01:01 Steele Johnson
 
The anti-Microsoft hipsters are the only ones who care, other than maybe the tech tinkerer. Why don't the hipsters just switch to Mac OS X? Why not Linux? Both have been around a long time. That will be the only way that game devs will target those platforms. If the install base increases, it will be worth the cost of development. So why don't the hipsters just drop Windows all together and stop being hypocrites? If you hate MS all that much, surely you will be fine playing the games that run on Mac OS X and Linux. We're all a little tired of your constant senseless bashing and complaining. But remember the next time you buy a game for a pc running Windows, you're a hypocrite.

Oh, one more thing, just to let you know, OS X doesn't have your main crucial requirement for a computer: a start button. LOLOL
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 7, 2014, 03:56 Steele Johnson
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 22:42:
Google "consoles are" the 4th autocorrect is "ruining PC gaming."


just search thus forum. Prevailing belief is that graphics haven't advanced because games are written to 10 year old consoles. Even if ports are improved they're still not as powerful as if designed for a PC.

you really deny ever hearing this?

I don't agree with this. It's not that the console hardware is holding tech back, it's the fact that developing a triple A game nowadays cost a 1000 times more than it did back in the golden age of pc gaming. So when you're in business to make money, you have to choose the client base that will get you the most return, and that is consoles (and now even phones and tablets). Game developers back in the day created pc games with innovation and science. These days, it's based on "what will sell the most". You can't blame it on a freakin' box of hardware. It all comes down to money. I think something like the Oculus Rift is the closest thing we have to games being designed with innovation and science, but I have my doubts about that development platform as well. The golden days are over, so don't keep thinking it's just going to come back. I personally think something completely different is going to replace games in general when it comes technology driven entertainment. But I don't think it will be the Rift.
 
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
27. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 7, 2014, 03:31 Steele Johnson
 
I smell a mass exodus brewing. Maybe the transition from being a game developer to a console maker isn't for everyone. ; )  
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