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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
121. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 14:20 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 12:34:
If there's no motivation to steal -- like there is no motivation to hunt in Far Cry 3 pretty short into the game -- the entire game can collapse. Luckily they made the smart choice to remove the retarded decision of XP killz, and instead made the actual worth of the stuff you steal be the Experience Points. Kudos.

Looking forward to the game, now. Allot.

If there's no motivation to steal, there will be motivation to do something. And if that something requires sneaking and is fun, then the game is fun.

You're comparing it to the motivation to hunt in FC3, but that was such a tiny part of FC3 that, when the motivation ended, who cared? It was a minigame or a sidequest at best. In reality, it was more something to do while running from point A to point B.

I wouldn't expect Thief to suck at its primary gaming function, much like FC3 didn't suck at killing people in beautiful scenery.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Next Month
3. Re: BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode Two Next Month Feb 5, 2014, 14:18 Beamer
 
Episode 1 came out?
Was it fun?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 13:50 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 12:21:
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 10:51:
Task wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 10:21:
ah boohoo, they don't get luxury hotels in russia, cry me a river man, suck it up, and deal with it.

Did you actually read the story before commenting? Look at what they are dealing with there, they're doing a job to cover the olympics, not backpacking on the Appalachian.

Yeah, and I still stand by what I said.

I always bring shitloads of bottled water when I travel, especially to Mexico. Its basics 101 of traveling or even camping. Go to different hotel, bring a tent, go to a different city, Christ. BE PREPARED if the shit ain't quality or god forbid something's gross! Ever been to china? I've had friends that went there to teach for nearly a year, many places had public toilet squatting holes, and kids peeing on the streets, and air conditioning was non-existent. But, hey they survived, and they didn't fucking complain about it on twitter and facebook.

Not every country has quality shit, its the world we live in. And yeah, its a problem, but that's how it is. We don't live in the clean, non-greed world of Star Trek where everything is rainbows.

This is just stupid, useless country bashing, cuz herp derp "Olympics gotta be quality, i'm a journalist, gotta have quality" , "herp derp stuff ain't quality in Russia."

I'm lucky to live where I do and live in decent 'quality,' but I don't go around traveling to other places always expecting quality.

Go to a different hotel? It's the fucking Olympics, where the fuck do you think there's availability?
Go to a different city? It's the fucking Olympics, they need to be next to it.
Bring a tent? It's the fucking Olympics, how the fuck will they be able to write and file their reports from a goddamn tent?

Plus, they were told they'd have better quality. They paid for better quality.


Jesus, man. I've been to China. Many times. Rural and city. Never had orange water.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
117. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 11:11 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 02:02:
Beamer wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 01:33:
oh, so Doom, Civ and Dr. Mario are rpgs.

listen, I get what you're going for, but these are predefined terms. You can't call Dumb & Dumber a drama because its acted out. You can't call WalMart a department store because it has different areas separated by category.

You seem to be showing an ignorance of the history of game design, failing to grasp the significance of Ultima VI and VII with their "simulation-based" designs, and the influence that had on Ultima Underworld, designed by LGS, then Blue Sky Productions, and its spiritual successors of System Shock, Thief, and Deus Ex. What is meant by simulation in this context is that if there is a toilet, you should be able to flush it, or if you are in a kitchen, you ought to be able to cook something, or if there is a crate, it shouldn't be immovably glued to a floor, but it should be something you can pick up or push. Call of Duty, for example, is not a "simulation-based" design, because nearly the entire environment is non-interactive unless it's a plot essential door that needs to be opened or switch that needs to be flipped. If you don't want to call that a simulation, then fine, but this the terminology Origin Systems used for the design philosophy animating Ultima VI and onward, and which Looking Glass brought to their games -- remember that Warren Spector was an Origin producer, and thus heavily involved in both the mainline Ultima Series, and the Origin published LGS titles, i.e. Ultima Underworld and System Shock -- was VERY different than that in Doom.

Simulating crates that can be picked up does not make a game a sim. You're really just talking about a physics engine.

Thief didn't have toilets. Not every house even had a bathroom. And the AI certainly didn't poop. Is it a sim? No.
Duke Nukem had flushing toilets. Was it a sim? No.

If you want to use marketing speak and say that System Shock simulated more things than Doom did, fine. It was more advanced. But being more advanced doesn't make it a space marine sim.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
105. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 01:33 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 00:24:
Beamer wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 00:03:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 23:08:
Someone call the Looking Glass, Ion Storm, and Arkane folks, tell 'em they weren't actually making immersive sims after all.

I can't decide if my favorite sim is the build-a-wall-to-heaven sim Tetris or possibly the flu vaccine sim Dr. Mario.

But then there's the space marine sim Doom, the MIT PhD sim Half Life, the immortal dictator sim Civilization, the corporate alien defense sim X-COM, or the bros on spring break sim Far Cry 3.

Really, by your definition, everything's a sim!
This is a really stupid post. You're trying to equate simulation with role playing, which is not at all what I'm talking about.

When people talk about simulating an environment, as in having the environment (the 'game world') respond in consistent ways according to the designed rules, do you really not understand what that means? I'm talking about the design of game systems, not the game's theme.

In a simulated environment, if you find a crate and you know your character can pick up/throw/shoot crates, you can put those systems together and influence the game world in a creative way. Compare that with the pre-baked animation of the falling crate in this trailer; everything in this game is tightly controlled by the designers, leading to a loss of player freedom. That result is inevitable. You cannot promote player freedom by pre-designing gameplay opportunities.

oh, so Doom, Civ and Dr. Mario are rpgs.

listen, I get what you're going for, but these are predefined terms. You can't call Dumb & Dumber a drama because its acted out. You can't call WalMart a department store because it has different areas separated by category.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
100. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 5, 2014, 00:03 Beamer
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 23:08:
Someone call the Looking Glass, Ion Storm, and Arkane folks, tell 'em they weren't actually making immersive sims after all.

I can't decide if my favorite sim is the build-a-wall-to-heaven sim Tetris or possibly the flu vaccine sim Dr. Mario.

But then there's the space marine sim Doom, the MIT PhD sim Half Life, the immortal dictator sim Civilization, the corporate alien defense sim X-COM, or the bros on spring break sim Far Cry 3.

Really, by your definition, everything's a sim!
 
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News Comments > Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame
5. Re: Rockstar Trio Joining AIAS Hall of Fame Feb 4, 2014, 19:31 Beamer
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 19:20:
Until Read Dead comes to the PC I hope they ban his ass from the award ceremony.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 4, 2014, 18:41 Beamer
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 18:17:
Don't worry Xbox fans, you will get your deal too - I'm going to guess it will be last years COD map pack for 15% off - what a steal!

I don't know what Outlast is.
Is Outlast and/or Metro Last Light really better than Dead Island?
I'd certainly take Dead Island over Metro.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 17:39 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 17:28:
@ Beam,

What you mention is a risk of shorter copyrights, but the downsides of long copyrights far outweigh any risks.

1. NOTHING can be done with IP under copyright if the holder doesn't have means/desire to do it.

2. I can't make a world with laser swords because George Lucas will sue the shit out of me. Ditto for a game with "mechs" and "long range missiles."

Making weaker copyright laws doesn't preclude making new IP. It opens up MORE options not less.

1. But nothing should be done. Come up with your own damn world! It isn't hard, it's more rewarding, and it encourages more creativity. We don't need more Jar Jar Binks games, we need new scifi worlds to explore

2. I agree in part. In part. Concepts shouldn't be easily dependable but should be easily extended. At the same time, it's harder than you think. There was a laser sword in Halo and no one sued. And while "mechs" may be copyrighted, "long range missiles" is not, nor would a court ever hold it, unless Microsoft is suing North Korea for making them right now. Yeah, the issue is that it may get to court, but its unlikely to
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 17:18 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 17:08:
I wish games would enter the public domain. Then Microsoft wouldn't be allowed to sit on the MechWarrior franchise. Disney/LucasArts wouldn't be able to sit on classic games they refuse to make sequels for anymore (Jedi Knight, Shadows of The Empire, X-Wing, TIE Fighter, etc.).

But why does a space shooter need to be Star Wars? Chris Roberts seems to be doing fine without it.
Do you really think it's the lack of a Tie Fighter that's kept the genre back?

And there are plenty of ways to do giant robots without the MechWarrior name. No indies have jumped up and made any of late. Is it just because they can't use the name? Would that suddenly make the difference?
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
63. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 15:23 Beamer
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 15:18:
Beamer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 14:55:


And do you take this philosophy elsewhere? Do you go to a restaurant, order a meal, eat the meal, and then decide if you want to pay and how much? Do you pay for movies, plays or concerts after you go watch them? Do you rent a hotel room then ask for some of your money back if you didn't sleep well?

Do you ever pay more because you felt something was better than expected? "Skyrim was the best 100 hours I've spent in a long time, I'm giving the dev $400 instead of the $60 asking price!"
To be fair, spending upwards of $60 on something you don't like is kind of a bummer, but that doesn't warrant pirating.

It does however warrant waiting for a Steam sale, which is what I usually do

I agree. I pay what I think it's probably worth, via Steam Sale or regular sale or whathaveyou. These days it's hard to buy something without having at least an idea if you'll like it or not, based on how much information is out there.

I waste far more money on on-sale games I'll never get to play than on games I start to play and do not enjoy. And, for the most part, the games I didn't enjoy were ones other people loved and I had a feeling I may not enjoy but it was worth trying based on how ecstatic others were.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 15:03 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 14:55:
Innovation isn't creation, and we only go from where we have been before. Honestly, I'd see that time slashed to 5 years, 10 max.

Agreed, it isn't.
A company can be entirely innovative without needing the Star Wars universe. I actually can't think of a good reason why anyone should have the right to put Luke and Han Solo in something.

What's the benefit?

Take FTL. Would FTL be better if it were Star Wars themed?
How about Orcs Must Die? Would making the main character Legolas have resulted in a better, more enjoyable game?

Because it would have been stupid for the designers not to have done that, as it would have increased sales. But it would also make those games less special, because they'd be just another fucking Star Wars game.

I prefer people make their own worlds than cluster around someone else's often shitty yet somehow popular vision.
 
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News Comments > January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
14. Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey Feb 4, 2014, 15:00 Beamer
 
TheLeech wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:08:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
No they're not. They're laptops. If they were older, their share wouldn't have increased.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
60. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 14:55 Beamer
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 14:06:
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 13:20:
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 13:10:
Yeah, I wouldn't recommend wasting your time with that...just pirate it: That's what Jerykkk would do.

He's already said he doesn't pirate games anymore, stop acting like a childish wanker.

I'm with Jerykk on this one, pirate, play, then pay how ever much (or little) you like afterwards ..... Theres no demo so you just have to 'demo' it yourself otherwise you are supporting bad game design by giving them money. - You can even claim the game made you steal it by being about a thief.

Totally with Jerykk on this one. Anyone who pays any money before they have played it is a taffer.

Thinking

Does... does that smiley mean you're sarcastic?

And do you take this philosophy elsewhere? Do you go to a restaurant, order a meal, eat the meal, and then decide if you want to pay and how much? Do you pay for movies, plays or concerts after you go watch them? Do you rent a hotel room then ask for some of your money back if you didn't sleep well?

Do you ever pay more because you felt something was better than expected? "Skyrim was the best 100 hours I've spent in a long time, I'm giving the dev $400 instead of the $60 asking price!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 14:53 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 14:17:
Beamer wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 14:02:
HL is 16 years old. Why isn't Gearbox allowed to make their own HL game yet?! That would make the industry better!

It could star Mario and Sonic, too!

You joke, but if HL had entered the public domain, someone else may have picked up the mantle and provided us with another HL game. No one would make a HL game with Mario and Sonic b/c no one would buy it. Straw man argument.

It's the worst case scenario, but I don't see any good case scenarios. Do we really want Gearbox making a HL game?

Even if it was a good company making a HL game, wouldn't we rather they just make their own world and their own characters? Would HL have been as good if Valve just used Doom Guy?

China briefly had a creepy knock-off DisneyWorld. Is the world better if every supermarket has half-assed Mickeys walking around?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 14:02 Beamer
 
HL is 16 years old. Why isn't Gearbox allowed to make their own HL game yet?! That would make the industry better!

It could star Mario and Sonic, too!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
47. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 13:20 Beamer
 
Alamar wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 12:37:
As I didn't like the original Thief games very much, and enjoyed Deus Ex:HR, and Dishonored, and other recent stealth games with action, I welcome these changes... Not enough to run out and buy it, but I'll look for it in a year or so for $5.

Just recently played through Tomb Raider (for $5), and thoroughly enjoyed it, and installed Max Payne 3 (that I also got for $5 some time in the last half year, or part of a bundle), and intend to see how that is... Plus I have dozen's of unfinished games I spent considerably more on (currently going through M&M:X, Amalur, Batman:Origins), so I think I can wait ; )

-Alamar

I'm with you. I love stealth, so long as I have the option to fight my way out of a mistake. Thief didn't give me that option - it was pure stealth. I never much liked those games, but always play very stealthy in other games. Or try, until I make a mistake, stab someone in the face and run away like a madman.
 
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News Comments > Nadella New MS CEO; Gates Out as Chairman
3. Re: Nadella New MS CEO; Gates Out as Chairman Feb 4, 2014, 12:28 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 12:14:
They put Stephen Elop in charge of the devices division which includes the Xbox. So that probably means its here to stay unless he's covertly tanking it for a competitor like he did with Nokia.

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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
38. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 12:11 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:53:
I hate Dishonored. Hate it. The protagnist; the story; the environment; even the graphics themselves -- all so very, very bland. Due to Dishonored, I now hate the entire setting and anything Tesla-inspired. Please don't let this be a Dishonored clone. Let the gameplay not be developed around killing stuff, while the game itself whispers in your ear you'd best play nice like that dumb shit of a game. There's so much wrong with Dishonored it all wants to come out at once.

Please. Not a Dishonored clone.

I hated Dishonored through about the first full mission.

Then it very rapidly grew on me. With a lot of games I would just uninstall it before hitting that point, but a few things kept me going with Dishonored, in part the realization that there was a quicksave and quickload instead of just checkpoints (how novel! Really, though, I played at least an hour before realizing this.)
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
14. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 10:29 Beamer
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 09:41:
Then I can probably guarantee you that you won't be buying it. Can't remember the last time I read a review of a console port that said, "best played with keyboard/mouse" unless it can ONLY be played with a keyboard/mouse

you won't play games not best with keyboard and mouse? I guess you missed far cry 3 and xcom, huh?

shame, those were great games that had some serious mouse/ui issues that made controllers a much smoother experience, though m+k wad quite acceptable.
 
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