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News Comments > CD Project RED's Cyberpunk RPG Announced
13. Re: CD Project RED's Cyberpunk RPG Announced May 30, 2012, 17:46 Orogogus
 
Isn't that true of most pen-and-paper roleplaying games?  
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: StrongHold 3 May 25, 2012, 23:59 Orogogus
 
Both my computers have practically the same IP. But it might not be the browser. After your post I clicked the link and it was $60 again. Then I tried going directly to impulsedriven.com and it was $40. And now when I click the link it's $40. I don't even know.

Edit: And now it's $60 again...

This comment was edited on May 26, 2012, 00:04.
 
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News Comments > Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date
13. Re: Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date May 25, 2012, 23:52 Orogogus
 
4096x4096 would be 16x larger than 1024, not 4x.  
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: StrongHold 3 May 25, 2012, 23:50 Orogogus
 
There is something wonky going on. My desktop (and my work computer) shows $40 no matter what the browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE), but on my laptop only IE shows $40 and the other browsers show $60... except at some point while I was typing this it's working on my laptop in all browsers now too.  
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News Comments > Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date
9. Re: Updated Max Payne 3 PC Specs & Release Date May 25, 2012, 23:19 Orogogus
 
35 GB is the HD space required, I don't know where to find how large the download is.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: StrongHold 3 May 25, 2012, 23:16 Orogogus
 
It shows $39.99 for me. I'm pretty sure it did a few hours ago when I first looked, too.  
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News Comments > Day One : Garry’s Incident Announced
4. Re: Day One : Garry’s Incident Announced May 25, 2012, 07:03 Orogogus
 
Most Americans pronounce Larry as Lair-Ree, as Sepharo said, not Lah-Ree.  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. May 24, 2012, 16:49 Orogogus
 
As Creston said, my problem wasn't the length per se, but the repetition. "More testing!" was a line that I got plenty sick of. 1. Get new toy. 2. Get an easy map with new toy. 3. Get a hard map with new toy. 4. Then another one. Repeat a few dozen times, adding in plot maybe every sixth or seventh iteration.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 24, 2012, 14:21 Orogogus
 
It's probably because I did play Portal 1 first that the second seemed to draaaaaaag.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. May 24, 2012, 13:29 Orogogus
 
Kastagir wrote on May 24, 2012, 13:02:
I used to be quite proud to say I hadn't purchased a single Valve title since the Orange Box, but I recently picked up Portal 2 on sale. It was cute, but about 3-4 times longer than it needed to be.

That was my opinion, too, but I've seen several people here bitching that the game was too short. Myself, by about 2/3 of the way through I was wondering why the game wasn't over yet.

Co-op was fun, but it had the same pacing problems.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
115. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 23:30 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on May 23, 2012, 22:54:
Orogogus wrote on May 23, 2012, 16:38:
entr0py wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:50:
Blizzard has become a lot like Apple. They make very well crafted and unique products that come with unreasonable terms of use that customers wouldn't tolerate from any other company.

To be fair, people just recently put up with something similar for Mass Effect 3.

How so? I'm not defending ME3; it's a broken piece of shit in MP, and the SP... well, we've talked about that enough.

But it DOES have an offline mode. You can't play MP in offline mode, obviously, but the SP works just fine. Admittedly the offline mode was broken on launch, but it works just fine now.

Creston

I was under the impression (from a lot of complaining posts) that you had to install Origin and authenticate online before you could play the singleplayer, even if you bought retail discs. Also that you were locked out of your DLC while offline. And I guess a forum ban can get you locked out of your Origin account? Some of the problems seem like they're sliding down the same slope, at least.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
74. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 16:38 Orogogus
 
entr0py wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:50:
Blizzard has become a lot like Apple. They make very well crafted and unique products that come with unreasonable terms of use that customers wouldn't tolerate from any other company.

To be fair, people just recently put up with something similar for Mass Effect 3.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare May 23, 2012, 12:53 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on May 23, 2012, 12:31:
Orogogus wrote on May 23, 2012, 11:55:
I haven't seen that the PS3 and Xbox have a significantly different market. I think nearly everything on the PS3 is available on the 360 (and vice versa) other than a handful of exclusives, and the 360 versions outsell the PS3 anyway. The Take 2 data showed a revenue split of 50% Xbox/28% PS3 for the fiscal year, and I think all their console titles were dual platform.

I was talking more about the reception of exclusive properties (Alan Wake was one) and the diversity of those, not raw revenues. I don't see titles like say Heavy Rain having the same success on the 360. Just because they share some cross platform games doesn't mean the audiences skew the same on everything.

I just get the impression that the skew is largely imaginary. With the Wii, you'd see significant variance, but from what I've seen of people's game libraries, PS3 and 360 owners play basically the same games. What skew that exists is more regional (between countries), rather than between the PS3/360 platforms. I really don't think that if Uncharted were released on 360, or Halo on the PS3, that there would be any dissonance; their exclusive properties are by and large aimed at the exact same target demographics. Maybe more Japanophile on the PS3, but that group seems to gravitate towards the Wii anyway.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Alan Wake’s American Nightmare May 23, 2012, 11:55 Orogogus
 
I haven't seen that the PS3 and Xbox have a significantly different market. I think nearly everything on the PS3 is available on the 360 (and vice versa) other than a handful of exclusives, and the 360 versions outsell the PS3 anyway. The Take 2 data showed a revenue split of 50% Xbox/28% PS3 for the fiscal year, and I think all their console titles were dual platform.  
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod
42. Re: New DayZ Mod May 23, 2012, 11:33 Orogogus
 
zombiefan wrote on May 23, 2012, 07:38:
LittleMe wrote on May 23, 2012, 00:18:
zombiefan wrote on May 22, 2012, 22:58:
Better yet, just get rid of the ridiculous "real-time" day and night cycles and institute a 60 minute day/night arc. That way you can at least experience each through a play session.

60 minute days? Yuck. 6-9 hours would be nice though. That was one of the best changes to Fallout 3 and New Vegas that I did was increase the timescale 1/3rd real time.

BTW, there are servers running alternate time settings so you can play in daylight at night. As Shok said "just looked for US servers with "UTC +4" in their names."

Well, whatever. Just so long as its not the real time day/night cycle they have going now.

I can see the point of your 60 minute suggestion. What good does 6-9 hours do unless your gaming sessions are 12 hours long, and you play every day?
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials - XCOM Shooter Delayed
12. Re: Take-Two Financials - XCOM Shooter Delayed May 23, 2012, 05:23 Orogogus
 
I think it's more interesting that for 4Q 2011, only 12% of their revenue came from "PC and other," but total sales (console & PC) are apparently split 19/81% between downloaded and retail sales, "driven by offerings for the Grand Theft Auto franchise, the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands, NBA 2K12 and L.A. Noire." I wish they'd broken down the split by platform. For downloads Civ is PC and RDR is console, obviously. How long has it been since the Red Dead Redemption DLC was released?  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer
30. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer May 22, 2012, 21:01 Orogogus
 
Prez wrote on May 22, 2012, 20:51:
Wallshadows wrote on May 22, 2012, 09:51:
Nice easter egg with the lower half of Bishop still on deck...

...wait...didn't Ripley open up the god damn air lock to blow the Queen out in to space? How did it manage to stay there and not follow suite...

He was hanging on to the floor grating while grabbing Newt, which is how they were both around for Alien 3. Well, Bishop's top half and Newt's corpse were anyway.

It's the lower half you see in the trailer, though (0:53).

Edit: Ah, edited. Oh well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
17. Re: Evening Consolidation May 22, 2012, 12:24 Orogogus
 
Necrophob wrote on May 22, 2012, 12:14:
Orogogus wrote on May 22, 2012, 11:29:
I wouldn't say Myth was heavily LOTR influenced; the primary inspiration is pretty clearly Glen Cook's Black Company books, one of the relatively few fantasy series of that time to get away from elves and dwarves and dragons.

I've never read Glen Cook, but the bad guys reminded me of LOTR. Balor seemed sort of like Sauron to me, with the Fallen reminding me of the Ring Wraiths.

Ah. That's something almost directly out of the Black Company books: one big bad guy (the Dominator) and his enslaved lieutenants, the Taken. That much is similar to LotR, but a lot of the other elements of Myth (especially the way wizards are treated) are closer to the Black Company than LotR. Also, the way the story is told from the military's point of view, rather than the hero's.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
224. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 22, 2012, 11:47 Orogogus
 
Prez wrote on May 22, 2012, 10:57:
Up to this year D2 was still the go-to ARPG.

Got to disagree with you there. D2 is absolutely murder on the eyes with today's big screens - I'll take Titan Quest any day.

Well, I agree with you personally, but for whatever reason on other forums I would see people organize for D2 and not Titan's Quest, which is regularly like $5 on Steam. And I guess people get used to terrible resolutions somehow and play the Infinity Engine games. But yeah, when I look at it all I see are giant pixels everywhere.

At least one person was bitching heavily about rubberbanding in TQ, whatever that is. So maybe it's flat out unplayable for some people? If TQ is unplayable, I can't think of another significant ARPG that supports co-op. Dungeon Siege? Nox?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
222. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 22, 2012, 11:40 Orogogus
 
Slashman wrote on May 22, 2012, 10:37:
Actually, since they have removed stats and skill choices from the leveling process, couldn't they just start your character out at the appropriate level when you choose a higher difficulty mode?

It seems to me that this would be a much better option now that leveling is completely automated.

I'd think this would have been easier to do this when they had stats and skills; you would just assign the points, like you do in any RPG that doesn't start you out at level 1. But I guess the purists who hate respecs would have a conniption if it were that easy.

It would be harder here since you're expected to be have your loot from earlier runs, and the loot is that much more important without the stats & skills.
 
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