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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2014, 13:32 Creston
 
Yeah, I can see both sides of the argument. But right now that 10 minutes after the event is really just dead time. There's nothing you can go do in that time, so you just stand around in front of the entrance to Lion's Arch like you're queueing for the Dark Knight premiere...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 13:22 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 12:22:
Thanks again Blue and Frans!

And Cres, did you catch the shots a few days ago of SCS' American Truck Simulator? Also they 1.9 patch for ETS2 should be coming soon. New graphics and traffic AI amongst other things. Yay!

In case any ETS2 fans missed those, you can find them all on the front page of the SCS Blog.


Yeah , I saw them. Seemed very similar to ETS2, though. I'll wait for them to make something with a bit more newness to it. (also, and this isn't meant as a slam against the US, but being a US trucker means driving on the interstate all day long. That doesn't exactly sound very exciting. )
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Video
16. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Gameplay Video Feb 19, 2014, 13:17 Creston
 
This looked boring as all hell. The player whose stream you're following just stands there and shoots these orange laser beams out, that apparently hit everything around him, pierce through monsters, do ungodly amounts of damage, never run out of mana or whatever, and it's ALL HE EVER DOES.

Exciting?
 
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News Comments > Irrational Games Closing
33. Re: Irrational Games Closing Feb 19, 2014, 12:11 Creston
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 08:58:
djinn wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:18:
Creston wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 18:49:
Wow, that seems kinda... harsh? Guys make a very succesful game, and then because Ken Levine wants to make a smaller studio, everyone else gets sacked?

Thanks, Ken Levine?

Thought the same. Wasn't there another way he could have passed the baton on to someone else and kept the studio together? If it's only 15 people he's moving on with it seems like an odd decision to axe the rest. Maybe there's more to it? Then again, maybe not.
I see what you guys are saying but Levin is one of the best writers atm.

Could anyone really write a Bioshock story but Levin and would 2K really want to take that kind of chance, Bioshock 2 was critically panned? What if Levine is taking to heart all the criticism people have mentioned, hell even in these forums. Just taking a break, but unable to sustain another 100 person, 200 million dollar game development, atm. Should he just throw something together, then take the heat from, all the forum members complaining how the new game, just isn't any good.

Of course it's sad anyone losing their job but on the flip side those employees got to work on a very financially successful game, not everyone gets to put that on their resume.

How about Ken Levine leaves to do whatever he wants to do, and they keep the rest of the guys employed? I know, I know, CRAY CRAY, but think about it?

If Larry Page gets bored tomorrow and wants to focus on producing high-quality Sumatran bukkake videos, does he just close down Google and fire everyone?

It seems to me that Ken Levine is saying that without him, Irrational has no chance to do anything anyway, so he might as well fire everyone...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 11:59 Creston
 
Also, how about them Dutchies, huh fellas?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2014, 11:58 Creston
 
You'd be amazed how many corporations, when faced with a total disaster recovery, actually fail in getting the entirety of their production systems back up and running, so I'd say you guys did a pretty good job.

Rock on, Frans!

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Banished
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Banished Feb 19, 2014, 11:55 Creston
 
It looks nice, but is that all you can build? Simple houses and such? It seemed they only had like four or five different things to build.

The snow effects are very cool, though.
 
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News Comments > Starbound Patch Issue and Hotfixes
3. Re: Starbound Patch Issue and Hotfixes Feb 19, 2014, 11:52 Creston
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 11:25:
pretty shitty

What part of "early access" is it that confuses you?
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein in May; Preorders Get Future DOOM Beta Access
7. Re: Wolfenstein in May; Preorders Get Future DOOM Beta Access Feb 19, 2014, 11:49 Creston
 
Soulburner wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 11:46:
Creston wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 11:20:
oooh, future Doom beta access. Because id is going to absolutely rock the house now that their one remaining asset, Carmack, is also gone. Keep your eyes open for Doom, fellas![...]
Tim Willits is still there. He's the lead designer/creative director, Carmack just coded the engines. If you would like to complain about recent (and upcoming) id Software's games, he's the guy to send emails to.

I see I need to explain things to you: The only good thing about id's game has been their technical prowess. The game design has sucked since the days of Doom 2, or Quake for some.

Now that the technical guy is gone, all they have left is their design guys, who have already proven themselves to be terrible.

So what's left to cheer for? Oh, right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 11:47 Creston
 
Pigeon wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 09:36:
The debate is really about who pays for and who profits from the increasingly elaborate infrastructure required to make the internet do something it was never designed to do in the first place: stream high-speed video.

The consumer pays for it and the broadband and content providers profit from it. There that was easy. I also assume the content providers are paying for some sort of connection/hosting as well. It sounds like broadband companies want an ever increasing revenue without having to invest in infrastructure, and who wouldn't, but that's just not a possibility.

Oh, it's a possibility. This kind of crap will be commonplace a maximum of two, three years from now. Nothing will stop it.

And of course it's ridiculous, because this idea that "Netflix is freeloading" is fucking insane. Netflix PAYS FUCKING BANDWITH FEES, and they are absolutely staggering. (AT&T always loves to bleat that Google is "riding our pipes for free", but if AT&T had to pay Google's bandwith bills, they'd likely go broke). Now, they (netflix) probably don't pay those bandwith fees directly to Verizon, but that's what peering agreements are for. And if there's a preponderence of bandwith going from Netflix's provider TO Verizon, Verizon should be charging Netflix's bandwith provider, NOT Netflix directly.

This is just companies creating a "new revenue stream." which you really should read as "stealing money from you." Verizon and its ilk are also the kind of companies that bill a % of their customers wrong each month, deliberately, and view it as a revenue source.

It'll fucking ruin the internet, but hey, as long as our cockbag senators and congressmen gets their palms greased, who cares, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Capital One Feb 19, 2014, 11:41 Creston
 
Sure, they can come over. There's nothing that obligates you to actually, you know, let them in. And once you've told them they are trespassing, they have to get off your land or you can call the cops on them (on, in Texas, just fucking shoot 'em! YEEHAW!)

Also, this is just BS EULA language. Now that they've been called out on it, they'll quickly change it again tomorrow to something less retarded. I don't understand why companies still think they can get away with this kind of crap. There is ALWAYS someone who reads it.

Maybe they figure that if they go for "full frontal lobotomy retarded" first, and they then scale it down to "just retarded", people won't complain about the just retarded language as much as they would have had that been the default language to begin with. (Holy run-on sentence, Batman!)
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 19, 2014, 11:32 Creston
 
Escape from Lion's Arch is quite fun. Anet wasn't kidding when they said Lion's Arch would get "Blowed Up!", as it has basically turned into Beirut.

It's also a lvl 80 zone, so finally something where you don't get downleveled all the time, and from what I've seen so far, it holds a very nice amount of players all fighting at the same time. You also get an absolute ton of loot. It's mostly just blues and greens which you salvage anyway, but you get a metric ton of it.

On the flipside, once you're in, it's very confusing and hectic (which is normal, I suppose, in a war zone,) and several times I'd have "escort yadda yadda" things pop up only to vanish again five seconds later. I did an "escort the children" group event last night, and those fucking kids just stood still for probably 20 minutes before they finally casually sauntered over to a waygate, only for the zone to 'end' right before they finally got there. :HOLYFUCKINGANGER:

And since it runs for 50 minutes every hour, you just spend 10 minutes standing outside the gate waiting for the damn thing to start, as 10 minutes really isn't enough time to go do something else. It'd have been better had it just run every 2 hours, like Steel Barbie did.
 
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News Comments > PC Leads Developer Next Game Survey
2. Re: PC Leads Developer Next Game Survey Feb 19, 2014, 11:26 Creston
 
Uh-huh. I'll believe it when I see it. This is just more PC pandering while the 'next-gen' consoles work to get market share. Once that's done, all these supposed PC converts will all quickly suck console dick again.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein in May; Preorders Get Future DOOM Beta Access
3. Re: Wolfenstein in May; Preorders Get Future DOOM Beta Access Feb 19, 2014, 11:20 Creston
 
oooh, future Doom beta access. Because id is going to absolutely rock the house now that their one remaining asset, Carmack, is also gone. Keep your eyes open for Doom, fellas!

Anyway, this looks alright, in that "When will it be on sale for 10 dollars?" kinda way.

(Though I have to say, I loved the German version of Boom Boom Boom Boom, and watching the nazis blow up Mount Rushmore actually kinda pissed me off )
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 23:17 Creston
 
Jeraxle wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:10:
nin wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 18:25:

I was seriously going into withdraw. Was very close to emailing Blue and asking if we were talking days, weeks, or what, but was trying to be nice and supportive.


Couldn't you have just rolled down your van's window and yelled across the street while Blue was shoveling? Drummer

Hahahahahaha. Jeraxle wins.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 18, 2014, 23:08 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 18, 2014, 19:59:
Love the fanboy comments too! So desperately trying to rationalize it. Lol!

It really is Stockholm Syndrome. They just can't admit to themselves that their console is a terrible piece of shit, so they go to the most ludicrous lengths, even defending Kinect, to justify having wasted $500.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2014, 18:50 Creston
 
Man, it sure was boring at work without this place to come to... WB, Blue!

And thanks for all the hard work, Frans!
 
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News Comments > Irrational Games Closing
6. Re: Irrational Games Closing Feb 18, 2014, 18:49 Creston
 
Wow, that seems kinda... harsh? Guys make a very succesful game, and then because Ken Levine wants to make a smaller studio, everyone else gets sacked?

Thanks, Ken Levine?
 
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News Comments > EA: Battlefield 4 "Exceedingly Successful;" Complaints Are "Noise"
20. Re: EA: Battlefield 4 Feb 12, 2014, 11:31 Creston
 
Go buy Titanfall everyone! I'm positive EA has learned from its mistakes!

Everyone who still buys an EA game at launch deserves to be shafted up the ass by it.
 
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News Comments > Sons of Anarchy Game Plans Redux
6. Re: Sons of Anarchy Game Plans Redux Feb 12, 2014, 11:30 Creston
 
There is already a Sons of Anarchy game.

 
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