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Nickname Wolfox
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Description Gamer and master geek. I love games, computers, music, 3D, etc.
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Signed On Mar 13, 2003, 17:16
Total Comments 573 (Apprentice)
User ID 16448
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
86. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 12, 2011, 20:01 Wolfox
 
Yakubs wrote on Feb 12, 2011, 19:47:
Has anyone checked out footage of the leaked build? It's a console game through-and-through. Graphics are worse than Crysis 1, the levels are linear, and you even stick to cover like a Gears rip-off. Oh, and when the game starts it says "Press start to begin."

Let's check your assertions, shall we?

- "Graphics are worse than Crysis 1" - is it possible that whoever recorded the footage didn't have a machine good enough to run it as it should, or that the graphical settings were down to run at a good frame rate while capturing?

- "Levels are linear" - what levels? The first ones? Because GTA 4 is pretty linear for the first hours, and so are many sandbox games. Does the footage cover ALL levels?

- "You stick to cover like a Gears rip-off" - I'm sure there are a lot of games that work in the same way, and I suspect someone might even mention a PC-only game with the same feature.

- "And when the game starts it says 'Press start to begin'" - <sarcasm>Yeah. So did Batman: Arkham Asylum, and we know how that game was total console crap.</sarcasm>

In short, I don't see the validity of your assertions so far, though I'm not saying that you're wrong - just that you didn't "make your case" properly enough.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
77. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 12, 2011, 19:44 Wolfox
 
entr0py wrote on Feb 12, 2011, 18:22:
Wolfox wrote on Feb 12, 2011, 18:01:
Blaming piracy is legitimate in this case. Why? A leaked copy would not have the impact that it will have if not for the piracy "subculture". No one would have any interest in leaking a build if there was no way for people to download/play it (or no interest in doing so), isn't that right?

No, not at all. Even if piracy didn't exist, a leaked copy would still be eaten up. Most people who are interested enough to play an unfinished beta build are avid fans. They are people who are going to pick up the game anyway. Think of the excitement caused by the early leak of unfinished versions of Doom 3 and Half-Life 2. I would be willing to bet that most of the people who downloaded those ended up buying the games. Or think back to that Star Wars prequel that leaked early. Casual moviegoers were happy to wait for it to hit the theater; it was the obsessive types that were willing to put up with watching a crappy bootleg to see it a few days early. The same people who'd go on to watch it half a dozen times in the theater anyway.

I'm not saying this has the exact same effect as a polished demo. But the fact that it's sort of a forbidden insider look at a moment in development makes it even more appealing to hardcore fans. And completely unappealing to non-fanatics.

Way to miss my argument. The only way for a leaked copy to be "eaten up" is by piracy, by definition. But I digress.

If by "hardcore fans" you mean "people who will buy the game on release anyway regardless", I have no problems with that. After all, those people won't hurt the company/developer they're fans of. It's the people who see it and then say "ok, that was crap, I won't buy it" - and that would buy it otherwise - that represent the real damage.

Now, do you really think that most of the people downloading/playing this leaked copy are the "hardcore fans" you defined, that will buy the game regardless? If so, I have some very nice real estate for sale in the Moon, if you're interested.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
46. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 12, 2011, 18:01 Wolfox
 
Blaming piracy is legitimate in this case. Why? A leaked copy would not have the impact that it will have if not for the piracy "subculture". No one would have any interest in leaking a build if there was no way for people to download/play it (or no interest in doing so), isn't that right?

Some analogies: no one would sell drugs if there was no one interested in buying them. No one would rob cars or other items if no one would buy it.

And the leaked copy would have no impact if there were no pirates around to download and play it.

Now, to the people that say that this leaked copy means "nothing": it means a lot. Crytek/EA will have added costs to replace serials and perhaps something else. Stockholders will give them hell for what happened. People will play the game ahead of time and say it's "buggy" or "sucks" without considering that it's not a final build, or even giving it some serious playing time before deciding if it really "sucks". Some significant damage WILL be done, and that damage will reflect on the jobs of the people who worked on this.

I hope they find whoever leaked this and prosecute him/her to the full extent of the law. I also hope he/she NEVER finds another job in this industry. He screwed his company, his co-workers, and every single person who pays for the games, because it's us - the people who choose to pay for the work that has been done on so many great games instead of "enjoying" them for "free" - that will have to endure more draconian DRM and lack of AAA releases.
 
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News Comments > Blood Bowl Legendary Edition Patch
2. Re: Blood Bowl Legendary Edition Patch Feb 6, 2011, 18:03 Wolfox
 
I do, and it's quite fun, in fact.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 News Tomorrow?
21. Re: Battlefield 3 News Tomorrow? Feb 3, 2011, 19:27 Wolfox
 
Rattlehead wrote on Feb 3, 2011, 19:05:
You guys may QQ now, but I guarantee you all will be sucking DICE's wang when this game will come out.

Considering that I thought Battlefield 2 was "meh" at best, that I had no interest in buying/trying Bad Company 2, and that I have plenty of more interesting games to play, I can guarantee I won't.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 News Tomorrow?
17. Re: Battlefield 3 News Tomorrow? Feb 3, 2011, 18:59 Wolfox
 
Here's the text for tomorrow's announcement:

"Battlefield 3 will be console-only, but we would never forget PC gamers. We're working right now on a Facebook game for them, called BattlefieldVille."
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II DRM Explained
7. Re: Dragon Age II DRM Explained Jan 31, 2011, 21:19 Wolfox
 
Remember when EA announced something similar would be done with Spore and Mass Effect (having to reauthenticate every 10 days or so)? People declared the death of EA and PC gaming, gave 1-star reviews on pre-orders, and screamed loud until EA backed up on the "require a login check after a select period of days".

How people react now? "Oh, that's pretty mild. Thank you, EA, for treating us as customers instead of the evil Ubisoft with their constantly online DRM".

It's funny. Or tragic. I don't really know.
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
34. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 27, 2011, 08:44 Wolfox
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 27, 2011, 01:06:
Just had my first BSoD in years while picking the color of my robe before I even got to play.

Now I don't even feel like trying. So apathetic.

Play windowed for now. That fixed a similar problem for me.
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
16. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 14:07 Wolfox
 
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Jan 26, 2011, 12:51:
I've been lucky enough to have no problems in single player. This game is a hoot; there's something new and entertaining around every corner. And good lord, what that blacksmith made with just a paperclip...

I have no problems in single player either (though I have to play the game windowed, it's not a big deal). And yes, that's a great paperclip-based work of art. Have you noticed the associated achievement named "First Blood"? It's awesome.
 
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News Comments > Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues
10. Re: Magicka #1 on Steam, Bug Hunt Continues Jan 26, 2011, 12:22 Wolfox
 
m00t wrote on Jan 26, 2011, 12:12:
I had a few issues getting a multiplayer game started and the perf wasn't great. But once I opened a port (yeah, I know.) in the router I was able to play through 6 chapters with my wife and a friend. It's a lot of fun once you get in, so I assume once they sort out the general issues it'll be really popular.

Which port did you open? I've tried everything from 7300-7400 and MP still doesn't work.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2011, 19:48 Wolfox
 
Prayers seem to have worked, as the Packers won. The playoffs are officially "interesting" now. ;-)  
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News Comments > More Raven Call of Duty Speculation
1. Re: More Raven Call of Duty Speculation Jan 5, 2011, 10:09 Wolfox
 
It can't be a Call of Duty game - read again and you'll notice that they say they're working on a realistic military shooter.  
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News Comments > Battle for Freedom Demo [Updated]
15. Re: Battle for Freedom Demo [Updated] Jan 5, 2011, 09:22 Wolfox
 
"From the same developers behind Limbo of the Lost, comes a first-person shooter tour-de-force. You've been lost in limbo... now Battle for Freedom!"  
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News Comments > Recettear Sells 100K, Worldwide Chantelise Announced
2. Re: Recettear Sells 100K, Worldwide Chantelise Announced Jan 3, 2011, 09:35 Wolfox
 
It's a great game, actually. I had tons of fun with it. One of the highlights of 2010 for me, in fact.  
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News Comments > Din's Curse: Demon War Preorders, Beta
4. Re: Din's Curse: Demon War Preorders, Beta Dec 30, 2010, 22:14 Wolfox
 
Dirwulf wrote on Dec 30, 2010, 19:02:
It is a clone. I enjoyed Torchlight much more. And the graphics are horrible. I couldn't get past them even with the good game play. But you should try it and decide for yourself.

I had the exact opposite experience - I enjoyed Torchlight for a while, but I got tired quickly of how shallow it was in terms of gameplay. On the other hand, I still play Din's Curse regularly, and I enjoy it a lot more, even with "horrible" graphics (which aren't "horrible" for me - adequate would be the word I'd use).

In any case, that's excellent advice - since there's a demo available, anyone can try it out and see how well it works for them.
 
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News Comments > Din's Curse: Demon War Preorders, Beta
1. Re: Din's Curse: Demon War Preorders, Beta Dec 30, 2010, 16:21 Wolfox
 
Definitely getting this. Din's Curse is a brilliant game, and the new features in Demon War sound awesome.  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik Patches
7. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik Patches Dec 30, 2010, 08:14 Wolfox
 
@Techie714: I think you can play with the keyboard, but I personally don't consider that an option. IMHO, you need a joystick to really enjoy this game to the fullest (and that's true for most flight sims).  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik Patches
2. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik Patches Dec 29, 2010, 21:38 Wolfox
 
I'd advise you to get it from GOG.com - it's on sale there for 6.99, DRM-free and all, and I think it's well worth $50 even now.  
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News Comments > CoD DoS Arrest
3. Re: CoD DoS Arrest Dec 10, 2010, 15:44 Wolfox
 
So, a kid does a denial of service attack (griefing a lot of people), and gets arrested because of that? Serves him well.  
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Nov 24, 2010, 17:25 Wolfox
 
I bought Alpha Protocol yesterday on a 50% sale on Gamersgate, for $15. Now it's 75% there as well, for $7.50. Tough luck, I guess.

Still, it seems to be just my kind of game. And I'm sure it's worth $15. It's just that I could probably use those extra $7.50 on another game.
 
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