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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 11:08 Creston
 
I don't really give a damn which site we pick, as I spend literally a minute a week on it, but I've heard good things about ESPN's setup.

Also, keep it classy, Orange farmers.
 
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News Comments > Ancient Space Announced
6. Re: Ancient Space Announced Aug 21, 2014, 11:03 Creston
 
Looks very pretty. Definitely looking forward to seeing and hearing more about it.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
40. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 21, 2014, 10:57 Creston
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 23:40:
Hugely expansive AAA titles have budgets well in excess of 100 million now

Other than GTA (and even they spend a significant chunk of their money on licensing music), no game has a budget of 100+ million solely for development. The biggest chunks of the total budget goes into marketing, which CR says he doesn't need.



so improving things over the $50 million mark is surely possible.. is it not? They didn't say the additional funding was to make it as good as they expected it to be at the $25 million mark, I think the plan is to make a better game with the extra resources, and people are willing to pay for that chance.

Which is all fine, and everyone can do with their money what they choose, but it's still not a need. Because the way his statement comes across is that "unless we get more funding, we're not building this game the way we have promised."

And that's not the way crowdfunding is supposed to work...

And did you hear about the hookers and blow? Happy developers make excellent games. Beatnik

Can't blame them there.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
27. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 10:49 Creston
 
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 23:43:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 22:56:
Wow, I'm a little surprised so many people liked BL2, it put me to sleep. I couldn't even finish one character, and I had like 3 max level, loaded out guys in BL1.

Something about the gameplay was just lacking for me. Console-centric menus and inventory didn't help much either.

word up. I slogged thru BL2. I thought BL1 was far superior. There was no progression in BL2. my character only felt weaker as the game went on.

You had shitty weapons, courtesy of Gearbox's focus on grinding / making the game feel like an MMO. For some reason they thought that everyone would just LOVE having to grind areas for 20 hours to get a decent weapon drop.

Sadly, there are enough retards on their forums that cheered this decision on, so they will likely keep it in place for future editions. Personally, I thought it was a decision that nearly killed the game for me, until I found a way to just fudge the drop rates, and the whole thing became about 10 times more enjoyable.

Again, devs, if you build really cool guns for your games that make players laugh out loud when using them, MAKE SURE THEY GET TO FUCKING USE THEM. This doesn't seem that fucking difficult to figure out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2014, 10:45 Creston
 
"The idea that we would give positive reviews for sex is ludicrous. Everyone knows the only way we give a positive review is for cold, hard cash, that we can then turn INTO sex."



That said, if Grayson never even reviewed her games, I don't see what the big deal is.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized
8. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Video; Funding to be Deemphasized Aug 20, 2014, 18:39 Creston
 
While continued funding is necessary to build Star Citizen at the current level of AAA fidelity and no compromises,

What? Didn't you guys say back way when you started, that you needed 20 to 25 million to make the game fully without compromises. And now you have 50 million, and yet you need more funding to build Star Citizen?

These two statements don't match up. You said you needed 20 or 25 million for the game, and everything extra that you've promised since then should have already been funded through the stretch goals. So why do you NEED more money to keep building this game? I get that it's nice to get more money, but you shouldn't NEED it. You should already have enough money to build this game, and all the stretch goals you've promised, because you already collected money to do those things.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
10. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 20, 2014, 18:35 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 17:19:
Wow, $60? I could have sworn they said at one point it wasn't going to be full priced - maybe I confused it with another title.


60 bucks for what looks like an expansion pack's worth of content. Okay, Gearbox...

 
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News Comments > Metro 2033/Redux Comparison
16. Re: Metro 2033/Redux Comparison Aug 20, 2014, 16:07 Creston
 
It's a nice upgrade, definitely looks a lot better.

The gameplay, however, left me going 'ugh', so I doubt I'll be spending money on this.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
29. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 20, 2014, 15:53 Creston
 
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

So then I'll just put it on Easy and enjoy the story. Like I did with DA2. :-shrug-:

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 20, 2014, 15:51 Creston
 
True. Now that I think about it, he also gave us "I WILL FUCKING KILL GOOGLE!"

Which just gets more and more humorous as time goes on.
 
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News Comments > Crytek to Repair Reputation with "Really High Quality Games"
47. Re: Crytek to Repair Reputation with Aug 20, 2014, 14:44 Creston
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 11:47:
Creston wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 10:10:
F2P and really high quality usually don't go hand in hand, especially when EA is involved...
Is EA involved with current Crytek? I think not. They only had a simple publishing deal for the Crysis games.

That's a fair point. I thought I had seen an announcement that EA would be involved in the publishing of whatever their next F2P title is, but it's definitely possible that I'm wrong on that.
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's Released
7. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Released Aug 20, 2014, 14:40 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 09:54:
Is there a known phobia of dolls and shit like this coming to life? Cause I totally have it, and can't play shit like this...

Always found puppets used in ventriloquism extremely creepy, I think it's the eyes (and they blink, dear god, they blink!).

<shudder!>


Yeah it's called being a big fucking pussy.

I kid! I kid! EVERYONE WAS THINKING IT!

*goes back to being terrified of tiny, tiny spiders.*

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
29. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 14:39 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 14:14:
I feel bad for that guy. He was really enamored with her. What's the diagnosis for her? Probably not schizophrenia. But she's a manipulative pathological liar with no impulse control.

She's just a pathological liar with pretty hefty trust issues, but the dude is pretty pathetic too. I understand that it's the first girl he ever really loved and that it's hard to realize you've been taken for a fool, but damn buddy... It's over. Stop trying to "make it work." If someone cheats on you with five guys while you're in a relationship, there is NOTHING THERE TO WORK ON.

I also can't believe I'm so bored at work I read that whole fucking thing.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
27. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 14:12:
The gaming journalists are essentially marketing peons. ALL OF THEM. Some of them may not realize it, but the site they work for is just a bunch of marketing shills.

Except for JaguarUSF. That dude is a straight shooter.

I don't think Jaguar gets paid for his opinions by a "gaming site". Neither does Angry Joe, for example.

But the people who work for www.somethingtodowithgaming.com may as well just put "marketing peon" on their signature.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
23. Re: etc., etc. Aug 20, 2014, 13:42 Creston
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 18:24:
Hell, the integrity of gaming journalism, the few it had, is destroyed completely if this is true.

It had none. NONE. Anyone who believes the gaming journalism industry has even the slightest bit of professional integrity is sadly fooling him or herself.

The gaming journalists are essentially marketing peons. ALL OF THEM. Some of them may not realize it, but the site they work for is just a bunch of marketing shills.

This shit has the potential of shaking up a lot of foundations badly though, to be honest, they needed to be shook.

It won't do shit other than maybe Kotaku firing Grayson, because everyone already knows there is no integrity to be found anywhere, so why kick over the anthill for something that's essentially nothing new anyways?

Admittedly, it's probably the first time I've heard of a female dev whoring herself out for better coverage, but in the end it's still just buying publicity, so eh.

Again, there is NO integrity in gaming journalism.


Oh, and Zoe Quinn is a fucking bitch, apparently.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 20, 2014, 12:00 Creston
 
Bye Steve! Thanks for nothing!
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed
10. Re: Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed Aug 20, 2014, 11:54 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 03:53:
i thought they already delayed this months ago.. i didnt know it changed

They said last month it'd be delayed until "the first or second week of September."

They need to be careful though. If they slip much further they're going to have to go up against AC, CoD, DA3 etc, and that'd be murder.

Edit: It's also a day after the director's cut of Shadowrun. Sigh.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 11:51 Creston
 
I hope every artist tells the NFL to die in a fire with their horseshit. "Hey, wanna play at our gig? Pay us for it."

The Ginger Hammer is long overdue being chewed on by a deer.
 
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News Comments > Avalanche Expands; Promises "Several Surprises" in 2015
2. Re: Avalanche Expands; Promises Aug 20, 2014, 11:47 Creston
 
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE give us Just cause 3.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 19, 2014, 10:50 Creston
 
"Apple takes user security and privacy very seriously," it said. "We have added China Telecom to our list of data centre providers to increase bandwidth and improve performance for our customers in mainland china. All data stored with our providers is encrypted. China Telecom does not have access to the content."

China Telecom may not. I can guarantee that the Chinese government DOES have access.

Then again, that's really no different from having stuff here in the US and having the NSA see if they can find former girlfriends in it to stalk.
 
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