Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Stolk

Real Name Stolk   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Stolk
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On May 27, 2002, 02:26
Total Comments 481 (Amateur)
User ID 13170
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Brink DLC and Stats Plans
1. Re: Brink DLC and Stats Plans May 27, 2011, 21:24 Stolk
 
"site will go love next Tuesday"  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 - The Final Hours on Steam
1. Re: Portal 2 - The Final Hours on Steam May 18, 2011, 01:14 Stolk
 
2 bucks well spent. Really enjoyed it.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Squad Scaled Down
9. Re: Mass Effect 3 Squad Scaled Down May 12, 2011, 00:28 Stolk
 
All I need is Tali and an effective biotic and I'm good. That got me through most of both games.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10
9. Re: WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10 May 9, 2011, 23:37 Stolk
 
Obviously people that still play the game will have very different reasons for the decline versus those that have actually quit playing. I'm sure there is a wide variety of reasons.

I know a LOT of people that quit primarily toward the end of wrath, and most did so because they were just sick of the game itself. It's reached its maximum potential. Only so many people want to spend their free time on something like this, especially for years on end. People will leave, and they'll get a few new players along the way. Sadly these new players are sometimes children whose parents shouldn't let them near the timedrain that is WoW.

This comment was edited on May 10, 2011, 00:12.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10
1. Re: WoW Subscriptions Down 5% Since 10/10 May 9, 2011, 22:28 Stolk
 
I'm happy to be part of that 5 percent.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > GTA5 Footage Leaked?
24. Re: GTA5 Footage Leaked? May 9, 2011, 08:12 Stolk
 
Halo wrote on May 8, 2011, 17:30:
I love how the comments are pretty much "I cant see anything at all...... BUT here's exactly what it looks like."

Apparantly you don't have eyeballs.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale May 7, 2011, 00:08 Stolk
 
Irrelevant! It's not a good game.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > RAGE "Shrouded Clan" Trailer
40. Re: RAGE May 6, 2011, 09:01 Stolk
 
Jerykk wrote on May 6, 2011, 00:36:
Looks like the opposite of CoD and a classic id game with fun gunplay, which makes me happy.

I wouldn't go that far. Classic id games were very fast run-and-gun shooters. This is a slow, cover-based shooter.

I would go that far. But thanks for commenting!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Shrinkage Trailer
12. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Shrinkage Trailer May 5, 2011, 22:27 Stolk
 
What a wonderful time for video games. This year will bring us a little bit of everything, and it's awesome.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > RAGE "Shrouded Clan" Trailer
33. Re: RAGE May 5, 2011, 22:22 Stolk
 
bigspender wrote on May 5, 2011, 22:04:
*crosses fingers for a co-op campaign mod*

It looks fun - what more do you want?

They want something to bitch about. And they find it.

Looks like the opposite of CoD and a classic id game with fun gunplay, which makes me happy.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Assassin's Creed Reveal Coming
9. Re: Assassin's Creed Reveal Coming Apr 30, 2011, 00:56 Stolk
 
Dagnamit wrote on Apr 30, 2011, 00:04:
When the Sea of Portal Tears converges with the Sea of Creed Tears, we'll never want for water again.

God how odd. I was just thinking along these lines while reading these comments. You caught me by suprise.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
52. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 13:38 Stolk
 
If loading was too fast that little graphical effect of the Aperature logo that plays out and improves as you progress in the game wouldn't have time to play out.

I know. Just saying.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
39. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 12:59 Stolk
 
Nameless Again wrote on Apr 20, 2011, 12:56:
Everyone here who is complaining about complainers should follow your own advice and shut the fuck up.

Stop complaining. They can complain about complainers if they want to. Although making fun of them would be better!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 User Review Backlash
15. Re: Portal 2 User Review Backlash Apr 20, 2011, 12:00 Stolk
 
My god people are out of their fricken minds. I'm glad I'm not like them and actually love the game, and admit it.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 Nears
107. Re: Portal 2 Nears Apr 19, 2011, 00:23 Stolk
 
The tears will soon cease. Hallelujah.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 Watch
40. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 01:38 Stolk
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 16, 2011, 20:18:
Classic piece of stupid marketing.

Steam top sellers. Portal 2 number 1. The Potato Sack number 3. Portal 2 + The Potato Sack number 4. Such stupid marketing!!!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Portal 2 Watch
39. Re: Portal 2 Watch Apr 17, 2011, 01:33 Stolk
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 17, 2011, 01:03:
This is why this board isn't fun anymore.


Few here, or rather likely the quiet majority, take any enjoyment out of gaming.
For the loudest of you the entertainment no longer comes from actually playing games but from bitching, moaning, whining and feeling like victims. It's not even fun discussing that topic anymore because it's beaten to death and some of you go further and further into some kind of loathing. It's hard to believe you still dedicate this much time to something you hate. Yeah, I know, "we want it to be what it once was!" but all your bitching and moaning isn't helping. Go away for a while. Get some bright air. Rather than complain that Valve is doing all this, or as someone in another thread claimed "wasting money on marketing" stop paying attention. Start being that guy that's happily surprised to walk into the video game section of Target and see a new game by your favorite developer that you hadn't been aware was on its way out.



What kills me most is how some of you fail to realize that you've changed as much as the industry has. On top of becoming bitter, jaded dicks you've just become more mature consumers, frankly, adults. There's an interestingish article in the newest KillScreen in which an author relates how he received the NES version of Dragon Warrior for free with a 2 year subscription to Nintendo Power (man, I remember getting my parents to sign me up for that deal, too.) He talks about how he was unable to play for 6 weeks after receiving the game, but he had the poster of all the enemies that NP included. He read the poster constantly. He memorized it. He worshipped it. It was religion to him and he knew every single tiny thing he could about the game without playing it. That game was his entire world and it completely captivated him. He was absorbed. Nothing could possibly matter more. I remember being the same way. For a long while nothing in my life mattered as much as video games. Games I played and games I didn't, honestly - I can think of a few games I was obsessed over based upon articles in Nintendo Power only to discover they totally blew, or games I obsessed over that I owned only to go back recently and discover that the game sucked and most of the joy was my own imagination running wild with the general theme of the game.
But the author will never, ever be into a game as much as he was into Dragon Warrior. I'll never be as into a game as I was Blaster Master or Doom or Duke Nukem or X-COM or Syndicate. We're not kids anymore. It's impossible for a game to captivate us like that. Games are far deeper with much more atmosphere than some of the ones I listed above but they won't hold on to me because there's so much in life that takes priority.

What kills me is how regularly I see comments here in which people blame the games for that. Some of you get irate that games don't make you feel the same way. You don't seem to realize that you changed more than games. Go up to a kid today and he feels the same way you once did.


Some of you a miserable, humorless, impossible to please and completely pointless. Verno, you always seem to think I'm talking to you and I'm not - you're fairly miserable at times and often humorless but irregularly for both of those and always thoughtful and worth reading. I'm surprised to see nin so bitter here as he usually is humorous in his hate and seems to enjoy gaming by and large. But there are some usual people here that never, ever say anything positive or interesting. Just a lot of one line comments like "suck my balls Valve" or "way to screw us over by trying not to go into the red" or "man, I haven't played an original video game since Space Wars, everything since is just you hitting a button and stuff happening just like that game!" Wait, not that last one - it contains too much content. People at least used to try - it used to be common to see the "popular threads" list have multiple triple-digit threads in which people debated the merits of various things. No longer even debate - just condemnation, industry ignorance and one line curses.

what
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gabe Newell Interview
3. Re: Gabe Newell Interview Apr 8, 2011, 00:20 Stolk
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 7, 2011, 21:44:
Towel boy = code for fluffer at men's bathhouse???

Way to NOT ask about wtf is going on with HL! That's all anyone wants to know.

To get another 'no comment'? That's a great idea!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Prey 2 Screenshot
4. Re: Prey 2 Screenshot Apr 7, 2011, 23:40 Stolk
 
Enahs wrote on Apr 7, 2011, 22:59:
Am I the only one that gets the feel of Blade Runner with Aliens from the concept and screen shot?

No, there are 7 of you total.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Mafia II Director's Cut Announced
20. Re: Mafia II Director's Cut Announced Mar 30, 2011, 23:17 Stolk
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Mar 30, 2011, 20:44:
Lorcin wrote on Mar 30, 2011, 19:13:
The story was weak and predictable, the characters almost universally unlikeable and the main character quite regularly made major plot decisions which I had no control over and he always chose the "this is a fucking bad idea" option.

Uhh, it's not an RPG.

Yes to that. I'd think you guys would be gamers here but the criticisms for this game are plot, characters, story? What about gameplay? Sorry to repeat, but Mafia 2 is simply a game of connect the dots. The dots are some decent cutscenes connected by long drives and easy shoot-outs. But, Mafia 2 is a pretty decent PC port, and this is Blue's comments, where a good PC port is better than a good game.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
481 Comments. 25 pages. Viewing page 5.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo