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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned
1. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ending Changes Planned Mar 21, 2012, 14:18 Parallax Abstraction
 
Great, cause listening to whiners on the Internet sets such a great precedent. Either you believe in the work you released or you don't. By capitulating to the whining idiots (I have not yet seen the Mass Effect 3 ending but I can't imagine any ending that would warrant the level of outrage we've seen), you tell people that by screaming loud enough, they can just get whatever they want. Stand by what you made.  
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News Comments > PC Binary Domain Next Month
1. Re: PC Binary Domain Next Month Mar 19, 2012, 20:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
This game's been getting some decent buzz. Apparently the gameplay is good and the story and acting are so bad they're endearing. If they port it well (but it's Sega so I'm not hopeful), I might pick this up on PC.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs
11. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 15, 2012, 21:36 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Mar 15, 2012, 21:16:
Not sure why you'd ever agree to a deal where you get money based on an aggregate score of subjective views by third parties.

No tears shed here.

Creston

Aside from it being a standard industry practice, it's easy to say that when you're choices are sign that deal or possibly have to close your company and lay all your staff off because it's your only prospect. Independent AAA developers (especially ones who are in a work-for-hire state and don't own their own IP) operate in a brutal business environment right now where the publishers basically have all the cards. You play by their rules or you go out of business. I'm curious what you'd do when faced with such a choice.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Mar 11, 2012, 18:45 Parallax Abstraction
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 11, 2012, 17:09:
MattyB wrote on Mar 11, 2012, 17:07:
Stop thinking you're a producer and telling us when and where we should be building our content

Wow.

Hahaha, "Dear customers, stop telling us what you want, we'll tell you what you want."

Hey, it seems to work for Apple.
 
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News Comments > No PvP in Diablo III Launch
14. Re: No PvP in Diablo III Launch Mar 9, 2012, 23:00 Parallax Abstraction
 
Between the very dated looks, bad voice acting and completely unevolved play mechanics, the beta for this was already making me wonder if it was worth buying. Plus the whole always-on DRM thing and now they're stripping features out before launch. Yeah, I think I might skip this out of the gate.  
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News Comments > Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit
5. Re: Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit Mar 9, 2012, 18:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
zirik wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 16:26:
are they still under a non-compete agreement? they dont seem to be working on any project.

Respawn Entertainment is operating and working on something for EA that many think will be revealed at E3 this year.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ships; Review Roundup
12. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ships; Review Roundup Mar 6, 2012, 10:33 Parallax Abstraction
 
Yakubs wrote on Mar 6, 2012, 10:13:
Darks wrote on Mar 6, 2012, 10:06:
How about just maybe the game really does kick ass and you just canít accept it for what it is. A great game and a great closer on the trilogy. Hmmm!

BioWare hasn't made an overall great game since BG2. And, no, I do not define cutscenes and NPC romance as a "game."

You're opinion. Guess what? Not everyone thinks like you.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 29, 2012, 20:33 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Feb 29, 2012, 09:51:
Yea for Gary!

Hope it's better than Book of Eli. That movie was painful.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears
37. Re: Diablo III Launch Date Announcement Nears Feb 24, 2012, 14:01 Parallax Abstraction
 
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Feb 24, 2012, 09:37:
This is one of those games that I was originally excited about, but the more I learned about it the less interested I became. I'm at the point now where I feel like I probably won't bother with this.

This. I finally got a beta invite and after a few hours, my reaction is "This took a decade to make?" Looks dated and doesn't feel like there's any gameplay innovation whatsoever. This also isn't anything like an MMO and I'm now more convinced than ever that their always-on requirement is just straight DRM. There is no reason whatsoever that this couldn't still have a single player mode.
 
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News Comments > Steam Downtime [Updated]
23. Re: Steam Downtime Feb 12, 2012, 20:32 Parallax Abstraction
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 18:02:
Out of curiosity did this effect anyone's ability to play single-player games/modes? I wonder because something like this is certainly a validity check on the fears people have concerning steam and single-player game access. I'd have checked my own steam games, but it seems service was restored before I saw this notice.

I tried to play The Darkness II for the first time today during the downtime and the game refused to run saying it couldn't contact the "key server". Turns out all it retrieves from that key server is the pre-order Comixology bonus code, which has nothing whatsoever to do with the game and is not at all necessary for it to run. Once you've got that key, the game will run without problems but yeah, I couldn't access a single player game I paid for today due to their outage, all to get a key for something I couldn't care less about. Ultimately not a big deal but still, was not impressed.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year
17. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Reveal This Year Feb 10, 2012, 14:03 Parallax Abstraction
 
LittleMe wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 11:27:
btw wtf is Just Cause 3?

I'm pretty sure someone from Avalanche recently said there will be a Just Cause 3. If so, I can't bloody wait.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Crowdsourcing
31. Re: Double Fine Crowdsourcing Feb 9, 2012, 18:42 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 16:51:
Kajetan wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 13:04:
Verno wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 11:26:
I think everyone reasonable can agree the traditional publishing model is now reaching the point of absurdity when a company can somehow manage to sell a million copies of a title and not make a profit.
Just look at EA. A revenue of billions of dollars a year, no profit at all for years.

On paper. No profit at all on paper.

Trust me that that company's making plenty of money, but the wonderful IRS lets them deduct everything as an expense so ostensibly they wind up in the red and owe no taxes.

Creston

If they were actually banking profits, there stock wouldn't be going down. And the stock price is what keeps CEOs employed. Look at THQ, I highly doubt their CEO taking a paycut and their stock being threatened with delisting is just them hiding profits. If your company is actually making money and you're hiding that from investors, that's illegal.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront III Outed?
16. Re: Star Wars Battlefront III Outed? Feb 8, 2012, 09:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
Spark Unlimited's development history is...well there's no other way to say it, it's bad. I don't know how this studio has managed to survive so long given the garbage they've been churning out but yeah, not much hope for this title with them helming it.  
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News Comments > Jaffe & More Out at Eat Sleep Play
1. Re: Jaffe & More Out at Eat Sleep Play Feb 7, 2012, 10:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
*sigh* Another AAA developer who doesn't like how hit driven that industry has become going into mobile games which...is completely hit driven and the chances for guaranteed success are pretty much just as poor now.  
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News Comments > THQ Receives Stock Delisting Warning
7. Re: THQ Receives Stock Delisting Warning Jan 31, 2012, 18:03 Parallax Abstraction
 
The first thing they need to do is get rid of Brian Farrell. His inept leadership over many years before now is a big reason they're where they are. Yet their shareholders don't seem to care about that for some reason. If he stays in charge, their fate is certain,  
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News Comments > Rovio Positive About Piracy
6. Re: Rovio Positive About Piracy Jan 31, 2012, 14:17 Parallax Abstraction
 
I'm guessing his opinion will change when none of Rovio's future games have the flash in the pain success of their mediocre ripoff that is Angry Birds.  
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News Comments > THQ Layoffs
2. Re: THQ Layoffs Jan 27, 2012, 23:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
If Brian Farrell wasn't part of those laid off, nothing has been fixed yet.  
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News Comments > PC Rayman Origins in March
13. Re: PC Rayman Origins in March Jan 27, 2012, 09:02 Parallax Abstraction
 
Assuming there's no stupid DRM, everyone who complains about how there's no creativity in games anymore needs to buy and support this. I bought it for $60 at launch on the 360 and I couldn't be happier with how much I spent. It's long, challenging and an artistic and musical masterpiece. It's one of the best platformers ever made. It also bombed on consoles. I imagine it didn't have a huge team and doesn't need to move millions to make money. Games like this need to start succeeding.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 26, 2012, 16:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 15:50:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 11:20:
No way they'd launch the iPhone 5 that early.

Actually some folks at Verizon were telling our employees that take care of the phones that the iPhone 5's may come out in Spring... LTE support and all (along with the iPad 3's).

/shrug

We'll see... but LTE (and a person being in an area with LTE) would be about the only reason to upgrade.

I would be stunned to see them do this but with Jobs no longer helming things, who knows. I've heard the biggest problem with LTE right now is all the current chipsets are huge battery hogs. I wonder how Apple will solve this. It would just really surprise me because with the 4S being by far the best-selling iPhone yet, why would they want to cannibalise that by releasing another model before sales of that one slow down? It wouldn't surprise me if they're planning to launch a new Verizon specific iPhone 4S with LTE support but I doubt it will be the iPhone 5.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix on GOG.com
6. Re: Square Enix on GOG.com Jan 26, 2012, 16:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 15:50:
panbient wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 12:02:
Anachronox please.

A thousand times this.

Also the first two Thief games.
 
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