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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jun 16, 2014, 21:50 Creston
 
Dang Tony...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
27. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 16, 2014, 19:42 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 14:48:
I disagree on the first part. Creative things don't work well with "just stick to a few." You never know what looks great on paper but will totally fail when it's put together. If you concentrate on a few, you lose the law of averages.

Pretty much every single game developer in existence proves this wrong. By your explanation, the only way a dev can ever create something good is to be working on 12 games at a time.

What they need to do is not cancel after 8 episodes. Give shows with potential time to breath and grow. It's what they used to do, and it's what they need to do again. Some of the biggest shows of the past, such as Seinfeld, were utter flops their first season.

Agreed.


As for the second part, DVR still isn't the way most shows are viewed. When they add DVR into viewings, it's at most a 30% bump, and that's for heavily DVRd shows. Most people still watch TV live.

Eh, I can't find it so quickly. There was an article a while back that said that DVRs were now the majority of viewers.

Right now, I'm watching Fargo, Orphan Black and Game of Thrones. Or, I guess, now just Orphan Black.

Orphan Black is FANTASTIC.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 19:37 Creston
 
RavingArmy wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 15:22:
Creston, you realize that if any of these ideas appear, we're all coming to your place for the lynching, right?

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 19:36 Creston
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 15:23:
Creston wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 14:21:
I struggle to imagine what "literally worse than EA" looks like. What would a company have to do to be LITERALLY worse than EA? Let's take a stab at it:


How about Comcast forcing you to "share" the internet connection you've paid for and using your electricity so their so called customers can have wi-fi access from you as a collective hot-spot.

No? How about corporations knowingly killing people either slowly (Monsanto) or more expediently (General Motors).

People seriously need to stop tripping over EA.


Fair enough. I meant "as a publisher." Obviously shitholes such as Monsanto and Bank of America are far, far FAR worse.
 
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News Comments > Line Of Defense $99 Early Access
26. Re: Line Of Defense $99 Early Access Jun 16, 2014, 19:33 Creston
 
We're simply not interested in letting freeloaders gain early access to the game, not provide meaningful - if any - feedback, while we foot the bill for the backend services, servers, bandwidth etc

If it's Early Access, those 'freeloaders' are actually PAYING for access to your game. It's so irritating that you have to pay for backend services, servers and bandwith for those fucking players that pay you money, right?


 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
25. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 16, 2014, 14:38 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 11:14:
Imagine if Netflix launched 20 new shows. And Amazon launched 20 new shows. And NBC and CBS and Fox and ABC and FX and AMC all launched their new shows this way. How many would actually get noticed?

Not very many. So maybe, here's a thought, the TV industry needs to stop cranking out 20 new shows per provider every season, each of which runs for an average of 8 episodes before it gets canceled, and just focus on a few new shows each season, but give it a year to run to see how it's doing, and put more effort and funds into them to make sure they're actually worth watching as opposed to the 1 good show and 19 pieces of shovelware we get now.

Hopefully this idea just gave the CEOs of NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX a heart attack.

And, I'd wager, most people consume television this way.

Yeah, I'm gonna wager you're actually just wrong. Most people have DVRs now, and watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it.
 
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News Comments > OpenXcom Version 1.0
14. Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 14:32 Creston
 
gsilver wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 02:31:
Without a stun rod in the off-hand to help capture aliens

That's what rookies are for.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage
7. Re: The Witcher 3 Gameplay Footage Jun 16, 2014, 14:26 Creston
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 14:20:
The video is titled: "The Witcher 3 Gamepaly PS4/XBOXONE".

Does that mean the video was actually played on either of those? Let's assume yes for now.

They said in another article that it's PC footage, but completely unoptimized.

p.s. Geralt has a beard?

OH AN' HE SEXY!!!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 14:21 Creston
 
I struggle to imagine what "literally worse than EA" looks like. What would a company have to do to be LITERALLY worse than EA? (edit: As a publisher) Let's take a stab at it:

First of all, you need to release games that are just plain unplayable. Not just broken like BF4, but unplayable. As in, all your customers just crash to desktop upon starting the game, or the controls in the game don't actually correspond in any meaningful way to what you are doing.

Second, you have to micro-transaction absolutely EVERYTHING. Not just pay-to-win shit, no, EVERYTHING. Want to change your keybindings? That'll be 5 bucks for the "Keybinder Unlock." Want to be able to quicksave? Ten bucks for the "Quicksave Unlock."

Fun bonus, every time you get an achievement, your credit card (which you have to provide before being allowed to install the game) gets charged three bucks, which shows up on your bill as "Administrative fees for processing an Achievement."

Third, of course, is that everything is online. Everything. The game, the install, the saves, EVERYTHING. And the online server has to never be reachable. Think Uplay, but worse.

Fourth, DRM. DRM? Of course! OUT THE ASS. Have some dipshit intern with three months of Java 101 homebrew some piece of shit DRM that wipes hard drives upon activation, refuses to revoke installations, installs itself as a 0 ring driver, constantly crashes your kernel, and can never be uninstalled no matter what you do.

Bonus, the DRM randomly refuses to allow you to start your game. Basically a 1 out of 3 chance or so, and it remembers that result for 72 hours. That seems legit.

And finally, the most idiotic marketing campaigns ever developed. Did one of your devs make a heartbreaking tale of a young girl losing her family and struggling to find her place in a vibrant, almost alien world? Market it as "WATCH THIS TEEN WHORE GET WHAT'S COMING TO HER WHOOOO!!!" while Cannibal Corpse plays in the background at volume 3900000.


I think that would be worse than EA, or really any publisher. I give it 5 more years before one of them gets there. Maybe they can merge and form ActiGramesArts.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2014, 14:08 Creston
 
Happy bday mrs blue!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. But...but... WHAT ABOUT TEH MAJICS??!! Jun 16, 2014, 14:03 Creston
 
Microsoft engineering manager Jeff Henshaw tell a small gathering of journalists that Xbox One's 300,000 server cloud gave the next generation console a unique advantage. Developers could, Microsoft said, offload complex CPU work to the cloud, resulting in more impressive games - in theory.

"And by theory we mean complete utter exaggerated bullshit."

The problem was, no-one really understood what the cloud meant, exactly,

No, that wasn't really the problem. The problem was that Microsoft was just plain making shit up and that every asstard in the 'gaming press' believed them. IT GIVES YOU THE POWER OF FOUR MORE XBONES! Rolleyes

or how it would improve games on Xbox One

It wouldn't.

save for Forza 5 having AI with "human intelligence"

Which it doesn't. It's 'AI' that could just as easily have been achieved locally. We were ghosting previous laps as far back as (IIRC), Test Drive 2.

It was a confusing, abstract message muddied further by the term itself: the cloud, a marketing slogan without substance.

Yes. MARKETING. Not reality. If only you idiots had realized that from the get-go.

In the end it was Titanfall developer Respawn, via a blog post, that explained the benefit of the Xbox One cloud best - and even then it was hard to wrap your head around exactly how it worked.

Because again, it was bullshit.

Now Titanfall has released, the power of the cloud seems to have been something of a damp squib.

Yes. Because the AI of the grunts in Titanfall is ludicrously bad. And they pretend they have to be like that because they're grunt, but in reality it's just because this is all they could get out of the "CLOUD MAJICS!" (if, in fact, it even gets that data from the cloud to begin with.)

"You picked up on exactly that," Phil Harrison told me at E3 last week.

What, you mean more of your bullshit lies? Kinda hard not to pick up on those, since it's just about all you guys ever did last year, Phil. The only thing you didn't lie about in your failbox was the price. And funny enough, that really was the one thing you SHOULD have lied about.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade
20. Re: Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade Jun 16, 2014, 13:50 Creston
 
robdot wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 09:46:
i cant understand any of the high reviews for this game..

AD dollars.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade
19. Re: Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade Jun 16, 2014, 13:49 Creston
 
So we finally reached a point where developers don't automatically DROWN their games in bloom right off the bat, and now we have the community working to put fucking bloom right back into those games where it was left out?

Let's make up our minds fellas.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2014, 14:06 Creston
 
Happy Father's Day guys.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 15, 2014, 14:06 Creston
 
Sure Square Enix. Will it be on the same release schedule as Versus?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 15, 2014, 13:58 Creston
 
"We'll just let the NSA look into them."
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 7
10. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 7 Jun 15, 2014, 02:49 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 08:19:
How can these guys (PC Gamer) get excited about games like Ass Creed or Dragon Age, Far Cry4

Advertising dollars.


and fail to even mention games like Elite Dangerous or Killing Floor 2.

No advertising dollars.

Yet No Man Sky is on their list which as far as I know wasn't even shown for the PC only PS4.

That sounds like the usual excellent work they do.

PC Gamer, more like Console Port Gamer

Nah, if they wanted to be accurate, they'd just call themselves Big Publisher Marketoid Gamer. It's funny how they've now made a new rule that if people "lambast the integrity of the PC gamer staff", they'll be banned from the forum.

It must be so frustrating to constantly get called out for shit you actually DID do and have been doing for years on end. (ie, sell scores for dollars, claim you're going to be tough on shitty DRM, and then conveniently forget to mention the shitty DRM in Spore, then EA's latest and greatest new title.)

I'll still read them for the previews and such, but trusting a PC gamer review is like fucking a Ho-Chi-Minh hooker bareback. You take your chances.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2014, 02:43 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 21:30:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 19:11:
(though the penalty that lead to the tying goal last night was pretty vexing).

Fixed games were very evident this year. Need only to look at any of the Wild games to see how atrocious and obvious the calls were....

There's zero chance the Stanley Cup Finals were fixed to end in five games.

Zero chance.

Unlike the World Cup so far this year, where the refereeing has been so lopsided as to be truly laughable. It's like they're not even bothering to hide it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 15, 2014, 02:42 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 14, 2014, 17:33:
Now they are mostly filled with antisocial beings glued to screens.

So, basically like the rest of the entire world then.

Cafes don't want wifi users anymore, because they sit there for five hours nursing a bottle of fucking water. And they take up a table where they could also seat a family of 3 that wants to have lunch.

It surprises me it's taken them this long to finally do something about it. Panera is always full of wifi leechers, and you're standing there with 30 bucks worth of lunch, and you have no place to sit.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
11. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 15, 2014, 02:39 Creston
 
jimnms wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 00:41:
From what I remember of the video reviews of SD and the fighting aspect of it looked like QTE city. Wait for opponent to flash, press button to counter.

You CAN play it that way, but you don't have to. Once you've got a few moves under Wei Shen's (best character ever for a game like this, btw) belt, you can fairly easily kung-fu your way through a group of enemies in style. The counter is just there to not get hit while you're doing so.

So what does SD have to offer if the driving is crap, and the fighting looked meh to me.

I think it has a great story, and some excellent missions. It also, imo, has great fighting. Videos don't really do it justice, it's very fluid, very satisfying. Wei Shen turns into a total badass with just a few extra moves, you really feel like Bruce Lee mowing down hordes of unskilled fools.

But yeah, the driving is horrible. You won't be driving around for fun in SD.
 
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