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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
25. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 7, 2012, 01:14 Orogogus
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 01:10:
Honestly, did anyone expect anything better from a Japanese developer?

Capcom has been making some of the best PC ports for years from their console games. Devil May Cry 4 is really really good on PC.

Specifically, for 3 years. Resident Evil 4 was dire (no mouse support, inferior effects), as was basically everything before as well. Maybe DMC3 was good? I don't know. Everything since then has been well received.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
23. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 7, 2012, 01:10 Orogogus
 
Tom46 wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 23:55:
This almost sounds like a veiled request for help. Why don't they farm this port out to someone who knows (and likes) what they're doing? It's obvious that the game will make money if properly done and WITHOUT GFWL.

I doubt that anyone who will port it for is in Japan, and even outsourcing it our of country is a mixed bag. I think Capcom basically does their own ports now after the RE4 fiasco with Ubisoft, and everything else that comes out of Japan for PC is usually a budget title or a "dating sim." It's basically like asking them to make a native Linux port.

In any case they're probably also unfamiliar with the neverending complaints that will come out of the PC side. Yesterday it was GFWL. Today it's frame rate. Tomorrow it might be field of view settings, and then the day after that someone will demand a first person view. And then probably people will complain that it's not moddable.

On the bright side, they're releasing the DLC on PC months ahead of the consoles, but as someone said about the reverse situation for Skyrim, who really cares? People with short attention spans will forget their outrage and buy it when it's out, and people with long ones can wait.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
17. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 6, 2012, 23:09 Orogogus
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 22:38:
A rushed, console port with no PC advantages...who would want that?

Well in this case it's the only chance somebody without a PS3 is going to have to play the game. Have you never used an emulator to play a game for a system you don't own? I've experienced plenty of games that way.

This one was released on 360 also.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack's VR Headset
3. Re: John Carmack's VR Headset Jun 6, 2012, 22:06 Orogogus
 
MattyC wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 21:55:
A VR setup could be interesting, but it would have to be very interesting for me to prefer it to a monitor. The rest of the VR just wouldn't be there.

I think it would be aces for cockpit- or seat-based games like racing, flight/space and giant robot games, where you don't have to fiddle with funky Wii-like controls -- especially if you have a wheel or stick/throttle setup -- but you still want to be able to look around. And those fanbases are usually pretty hardcore (but small).
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
6. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 6, 2012, 21:53 Orogogus
 
I think they are focusing on the console crowd. Like they said, they're Japanese, and for whatever reason there's no PC game market there. But people clamored and ran petitions begging for a Windows port, so they're trying. Bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch.

Typing of the Dead was a pretty weak port (ALT+F4 to quit), but it's still one of my favorite games. Hopefully they won't charge much.

EDIT: It's pretty analogous to Linux and Mac ports, and that one guy who keeps bitching when a Linux port is just running through a Wine wrapper (or something). The alternative is buying hardware if you want to play the game.

This comment was edited on Jun 6, 2012, 22:00.
 
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News Comments > Dungeons of Dremor Free DLC Released; Workshop Launches
6. Re: Dungeons of Dremor Free DLC Released; Workshop Launches Jun 6, 2012, 16:39 Orogogus
 
coldcut wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 08:29:
It's called Dredmore, not Dremore, Blue

Maybe it's a running gag? He misspelled it as Dreadmor last time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
17. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 5, 2012, 14:17 Orogogus
 
To be honest, you had named most of the PS3 titles that had registered as interesting to me. I guess I would have included Killzone, Resistance and Warhawk, but cut Ratchet and Clank and Metal Gear.

Against that on the 360 there was possibly too much Halo, Crackdown, Chromehounds, the Banjo Kazooie vehicle building game, several board game conversions, Gears of War, Geometry Wars, the fun EDF game, those Scene It movie trivia games, and Shadow Complex.

Most of that is pretty old, and tastes vary (I have no interest in JRPGs or racing games) but that seems to be the case on both sides. It really seems to be at best a wash to me.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Jun 5, 2012, 12:54 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 04:38:
Ultima 8 is fucking awesome. Its definitely a weird game, more like an adventure than an RPG. In fact as an RPG its abysmal, But when you get used to it the atmosphere and story is fantastic.

Its also hard & frustrating as fuck. I have no idea why I liked that game so much as a kid. Something about the weird atmosphere. Idduno.

U8 was also a pretty bad Ultima game. Setting aside the RPG issues (like not having a party in a core game for the first time since Ultima 3), the entire concept of virtues that had played a key role in Ultima 4-7.5 was suddenly gone, and you have to commit some seriously questionable acts to win the game. It might have been noteworthy if the events in U8 tied in to U9 somehow, but no, they don't. It was as if the Guardian had banished the Avatar to a different game universe.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 5, 2012, 12:39 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 12:26:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 12:10:
Clicking on the equivalent 360 link shows that the 360 exclusive list is larger, 239 to 196. Some of those are junk, but a quick glance suggests that the same is true on both platforms.

Quantity != quality. If Sony crapped out 1000 exclusives it wouldn't mean anything if they were of poor quality. Sony's output has been more consistent, especially in the past few years where Microsoft has seemingly given up and just buys DLC exclusivity rights instead.

Ya, but it was your link to begin with. Clicking on a random game whose title I don't recognize generally turns up a PSN game, probably from Japan. Without making a spreadsheet to compare it seems like I've heard of more of the 360's exclusives, and I'm still not seeing the overwhelming variety on the PS3.

Admittedly, once I see Japanese styling I lump the game into anime crap, so there may be a lot of variety I'm missing there.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 5, 2012, 12:10 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 09:52:
Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Ratchet and Clank, Metal Gear, God of War, etc etc. Unlike Microsoft, Sony didn't forget it was a gaming company this generation. One can make the argument that its tertiary features are nowhere as good as the 360 but their exclusive library was far stronger and much more diverse.

Clicking on the equivalent 360 link shows that the 360 exclusive list is larger, 239 to 196. Some of those are junk, but a quick glance suggests that the same is true on both platforms.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Jun 4, 2012, 13:37 Orogogus
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 12:37:
Neither of those websites list their sources either.

The first one does but they don't link them. The sources are just Bethesda, Zenimax and Steam (presumably the only Steam stat is the max number of concurrent users).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jun 4, 2012, 12:31 Orogogus
 
Those numbers don't seem to back up a claim of 5 million copies sold on Steam. The first one suggests just 1.4M sold on PC (and 4 times more sold on 360). And the second says 2.21 global sales, with over half coming from Europe? And VGChartz is notorious for using basically made-up numbers.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
25. Re: Game Reviews Jun 4, 2012, 00:43 Orogogus
 
mag wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 00:07:
He spends a lot more time complaining about all of the things that are wrong with the game than he does good things. "The loot sucks, the game is boring, it's far too easy, the story is awful, the online-only thing has done nothing good for me, I don't like the leveling system, but... but... it's pretty. And I like clicking on things. And I'm sure it'll get better!"

That's a verbatim quote. You should read before you post.

I can say without hyperbole that the use of "verbatim" in that sentence is literally a million times worse than the Holocaust.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
12. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 2, 2012, 22:56 Orogogus
 
It's pretty clear from historical sources (e.g. the presidential campaigns, congressional records) that the Civil War wasn't fought to end slavery, although it did in the end. The South started the war to preserve slavery, but the North fought to stop them from seceding.

Re: WW2, Russia and China did most of the fighting and dying, and obviously they weren't fighting for democracy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Deadbolt locks Jun 2, 2012, 02:14 Orogogus
 
Tusker wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 22:20:
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 20:56:
Yeah, I'm going to take my security advice from a guy who thinks someone is replacing his coffee and toothpaste to make him insane. Totally invalidates the rest of his article, as I don't accept guidance from psychotics.

Exactly what I thought - the poster is suffering from paranoid delusions; home security is the least of his worries. I love the fact that conspiracy theorists think they are so important that the government will spend so much time and money to keep them quiet or "intimidate" them.

The coffee and toothpaste bit was clearly a joke. Folgers Crystals used to have a commercial back in the 80s about how they would secretly replace someone's leading brand coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's see if he can tell the difference.

Some of the other stuff about the government secretly breaking into his home didn't sound like a joke, though. That was a little weird. I mean, I think the government can just break a window and go in if they've got their jackboots on. It's hard to imagine them worrying about unpickable locks.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Details
34. Re: Star Wars 1313 Details Jun 1, 2012, 20:10 Orogogus
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 19:51:
The "other" properties (i.e. the classic games like Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, et al.) were definitely the product of the creative minds at early LucasArts, and not Lucas himself. Ever since then, LucasArts has been almost solely focused on Star Wars properties... in other words, Lucas' stuff (I wonder if the studio got "purged" the same way Lucas canned the employee who told him that Jar Jar Binks was going to be a flop). And since the focus on Star Wars, the only good games have been (generally) related to or in the same style as the original trilogy (X-Wing, Lego, KOTOR, etc.). I stand by my point...

Well, again, I don't think Lucas has anything to do with this new game at all. I don't think he's ever had anything to do with the video games. So his name's basically irrelevant here.

And insofar as you're lumping in the Lego games and KOTOR in with the old trilogy, it seems to me that your definitions are extremely elastic. The first Lego Star Wars was totally a prequel game, and so was the third. The Pod Racer game was fairly well received, as was Republic Commando. I thought the Force Unleashed was pretty terrible, but it's an original trilogy game as much as a prequel one. But if your definition is that anything good is original trilogy style, and therefore the original trilogy is good... well, it's hard to argue out of a circular reasoning loop.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Details
31. Re: Star Wars 1313 Details Jun 1, 2012, 19:36 Orogogus
 
It's hard to tell where you're conflating George Lucas and LucasArts (for example, I don't think George Lucas has anything to do with this game), but LucasArts has certainly come up with a ton of other good ideas since Star Wars. Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Outlaws, Maniac Mansion & DOTT, the non-terrible Star Wars games, etc.

As for Lucas himself, I guess Indiana Jones used to be okay.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Jun 1, 2012, 11:50 Orogogus
 
UnderDown wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 11:25:
I would bet that the majority of Diablo 3 players really only want to play single player & LAN/friend style co-op

I think it massively undermines your point that you think LAN co-op outnumbers people who want online co-op. People don't just want online co-op to play with random strangers, they use it to play with people they know, because it's, you know, 2012. I use online to paly games with my relatives, coworkers, other friends and their friends. LAN play hasn't been relevant for me since I graduated from college, in 1997. People who "don't spend their time on gaming news sites and forums" have probably never laid eyes on a LAN game in their life.

If a co-op game is online only, I could see it as an inconvenience; point against. If it were LAN only with no online, it would be a bizarre throwback from the turn of the century.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Details
10. Re: Star Wars 1313 Details Jun 1, 2012, 11:40 Orogogus
 
Darks wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 11:20:
The problem with this game is that itís going to be on the Xbox, so it will be pg13. They wonít be allowed to make it as dark as we would like for it to be. So it will ultimately end up being an epic fail.

Are PC games supposed to be darker than console games? This is something I hadn't heard before. Most of the controversial games in the last few years have all been on the consoles.

Star Was on the other hand is a generally PG property to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
56. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2012, 20:41 Orogogus
 
When you're discussing religion and you get to a point of "Well, an omnipotent god could do it," there's not a whole lot more to say. In the case of the idea of an afterlife where said omnipotent deity gathers spirits and rewards them for actions in life... either you've already bought into all the presuppositions leading up to that, or not. There are at least a good half dozen major beliefs regarding the afterlife, and I hardly believe that most Christians teach their kids that Hindus believe in reincarnation and let them make up their own minds.  
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