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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 17:02 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:17:
We all share some blame, pretty sure you've preordered some EA games too.

I'm not saying I'm blameless in the whole thing, though I avoided Destiny like the plague. Any time Bobby Dipshit says that something "will be the greatest new IP launch in history" that screams "It's nothing but marketing tripe. RUN AWAY!" to me.

I think the marketing was a huge factor but word of mouth on the game was also massive.

But the word of mouth came by and large as a result of the hype. The large majority of gamers will buy shit based off hype. I'm not sure that that really needs to even be argued. And I really wish they'd stop doing that. But then again, one look at the mouth breathers that comment on Kotaku shows that that's something that'll never change. If publishers told these idiots to cut themselves before they'd be allowed to buy the next game, most of them would run to find a fucking knife.

(And hey, the only EA games I've preordered in the last five years or so have been Bioware games, which I basically unanimously love and know I'll get my money and my 100+ hours out of! )
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 16:57 Creston
 
Xil wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 13:30:
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 11:02:
Just goes to show that the large, large, large majority of the game buying audience buys shit based off of hype, rather than actual game quality.

Which explains why Activision and their ilk spend 20 million developing a game, and 500 million marketing it. If they reversed it, few people would likely buy it.

Good job, general game audience.

Man Creston now you made me feel bad! I buy some good games too though, honest!

Nah, to each their own. There have been games that I thought were great that most everyone else thought were shit too. (I LOVED Oblivion, for example.) There are even some people that think X-Rebirth was great.

But Destiny seems to have been nowhere near worth the hype and attention it got (nor the review scores.) and yet the large majority of people who bought it did it because the advertisements seemed cool.

Which is sad, because it means the current status quo of "Produce mediocre game, hype the shit out of it to make it sell" won't even change.
 
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News Comments > CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced
8. Re: CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced Dec 23, 2014, 16:54 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 15:19:
The complaints amount to it's a 3 hour game with no replayability.

The replayability part is definitely not true, as there are quite a few choices you can make that alter things.

I backed them because I keep saying that I'm tired of the gaming industry constantly making the same game, and these guys genuinely tried to make something different with the fourth wall stuff they do. And it was 17 bucks, so eh.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
4. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Dec 23, 2014, 16:53 Creston
 
The 344.80s work great for me. They fixed the one major issue I had with DA:I (hard crashes at rift battles), and seem to work fine with FC4 too.

Not sure if I'm gonna upgrade. For some reason, their WHQL drivers seem worse than the betas...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: AC Unity graphics review Dec 23, 2014, 11:11 Creston
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 08:35:
AC Unity is one of the best looking games I have ever played, it's today's Crysis. I don't remember this much bitching when Crysis came out.

Heh, you may want to go back and refresh your memory then. Crysis got bitched to hell and beyond for being unable to maintain any kind of performance whatsoever, no matter the rig thrown at it. (and it's funny that ten years later, their whole "it's future proofed" thing still doesn't bear out, as even today it still runs like shit.)

In any case, I don't mind a game pushing the graphical envelope, but I do mind a game that tries to push the graphical envelope and can't do so without massive performance issues that require somewhere in the lines of 8 GB worth of 'patches' (read: massive alterations to lighting and the overall map) to fix. YMMV.

And let's just call a spade a spade, it's a shitty fucking port. They just bareboned the entire thing onto DirectX and were really quite surprised when Windows choked the fucking hell out of it.

BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 10:41:
There was one odd thing about the game that someone at Ubi might want to look into. Every time I went to the map screen, my video card temps went up like ten degrees. When I left the map screen, they would go back down.

Yeah, no, that sounds great. It's definitely a well-made game!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Star Trek 3 gets F&F director. Dec 23, 2014, 11:07 Creston
 
Oh, goody!

:-vomit-:
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 11:05 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 09:52:
The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots.

Oh yeah, this'll end well for us!


When the Reapers come, I'm Garrus, and you can be Shepard!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2014, 11:04 Creston
 
I'm sure there's a "Sheldon Cooper presents: Fun With Flags!" episode regarding Festivus flags.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 11:02 Creston
 
Just goes to show that the large, large, large majority of the game buying audience buys shit based off of hype, rather than actual game quality.

Which explains why Activision and their ilk spend 20 million developing a game, and 500 million marketing it. If they reversed it, few people would likely buy it.

Good job, general game audience.
 
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News Comments > CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced
4. Re: CONSORTIUM: The Tower Prophecy Announced Dec 23, 2014, 10:59 Creston
 
NamecaF wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 10:15:
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 09:47:
They had a rough launch, so I'm glad they're giving it another shot. I'll prob back them again.

Did you ever play the first one nin? Is it any good/worth grabbing?

I played the very first release and it was crazy buggy, so I held off on playing it again until they released the Final, Final, No Really This Time It's The Final, Final version. They're actually still working on Yet Another Version right now, which contains the backers' special content.

But it was pretty interesting. Good characters and a pretty decent storyline from the few hours I played. It looked okay (it was made with like a $100K budget, so don't expect too much, but it's not ugly or anything, it has a nice art style), and it had some decent gameplay too.

All in all I'd say it's definitely worth picking up for 10 or 15 bucks.
 
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News Comments > GSC Game World Website
7. Re: GSC Game World Website Dec 22, 2014, 22:50 Creston
 
Duh, I've been so in the "Oh, it's more Stalker news from those guys trying to steal money" mode lately, that I didn't even realize that these are the actually legit guys.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. AC Unity graphics review Dec 22, 2014, 17:22 Creston
 
To summarize: Holy shit what a fucking hog this game is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 17:15 Creston
 
Right, but #2 is what made the game special. #1 is just another "Hey, it's zombies!" dime a dozen story that we've seen roughly 89000 times before in the past two years.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Dec 22, 2014, 17:14 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 17:08:
Seeing 66% on Wolf.

Same. May have just been a temporary sale.
 
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News Comments > GSC Game World Website
2. Re: GSC Game World Website Dec 22, 2014, 17:13 Creston
 
Eagerly anticipated? By whom?  
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News Comments > Free Deus Ex: Fallen Angel Prequel Novella
1. Re: Free Deus Ex: Fallen Angel Prequel Novella Dec 22, 2014, 17:12 Creston
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released
63. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Version 1.0 Released Dec 22, 2014, 16:21 Creston
 
Kosumo wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 14:43:
One thing is for sure - This can't be worst than the Wing Commander movie directed by him (can it?)

I dunno... The bigger the hype, the harder the fall, and there's never been hype as big as for SC, so... It could definitely be the biggest shitstorm failure gaming has ever seen. (not saying that it WILL fail, just that if it does, it's going to be of a level we've not seen before in gaming.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 16:17 Creston
 
I dunno, with regards to the end of humanity:

In a situation like that, strongholds fall and once they've fallen they are done. So it's a losing battle for mankind. Joel's brother was really the first guy to actually set up a village with any kind of survival prospects, everything else was just on a slow grind awaiting a single mistake that would get everyone in a stronghold killed.

But in any case, loved the story, don't need to see it rehashed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 22, 2014, 14:06 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 14:00:
Humanity has one final chance for salvation from the zombie plague

But one of the audio recordings say there were others. She wasn't the only one. Yes, she was the only one in that group still alive, but we don't know what's going on elsewhere, and what other scientists have found.

edit: He made a selfish choice, but that doesn't mean humanity is doomed.


Which then means they are going to tell basically the same story again, but this time with the "right" ending. It just doesn't hold any interest for me, but obviously to each their own.

And I kinda felt with the final chapter that they alluded to the fact that mankind had no hope left.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Dec 22, 2014, 14:04 Creston
 
as well as a huge price promotion on Ubisoft’s ‘The Crew’ boosting sales by 92% and propelling it from No11 to No6

Always a great sign when you have to price promote your two weeks old game.
 
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