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Real Name Werner Spahl   
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Signed On May 5, 2003, 10:38
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User ID 16932
 
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News Comments > Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees
12. Re: Writer's Guild Videogame Writing Award Nominees Jan 13, 2015, 07:28 Wesp5
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 19:29:
I'm surprised "Alien:Isolation" was nominated for best-writing. For all that game was a visual treat and had awesome atmosphere, its writing was terrible.

I fully agree to that! Just seeing it being listed there makes the whole award look like a joke to me...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 11, 2015, 16:46 Wesp5
 
I wonder why the top selling Steam game most of the time is Counter-Strike. Everyone should own this by now, no? Or the other AAA titles are still sold more retail that Valve and Steam wants us to believe.  
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
32. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 10:42 Wesp5
 
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 09:02:
They chose to move off the WON.net architecture which frankly was kind of creaky to begin with and try to build a more scalable platform.

What a coincidence that they used the favorite MP game at that time and everyone wanting to continue needed Steam. Guess what Origin is doing to get their share of the market? Exactly the same!
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
31. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 10:38 Wesp5
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 06:38:
Apple clone? Seriously? You do know that SteamOS is basically a Linux build right?

You misunderstand me. I meant that it will be pretty sure that the only games running on SteamOS will be those purchased from Steam, anything else would be stupid from Valves side. And guess what? That's exactly what Apple is doing with their App Store: One source to rule them all!
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
23. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 04:54 Wesp5
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 02:56:
Well said. Steam changed PC gaming in a big way.

Yeah, they forced every Counter-Strike player into Steam and thus got a headstart on the digital distribution front and kept that a monopoly for now. This is not very different to what MS does with Windows.

Steam OS (which is what these will be running I guess) has the potential to be even more relevant, especially with the shit Microshaft is rumoured to be pulling.

Windows 10 is probably something like an optimized Windows 7 and everybody who actually works on a PC, except for some Mac artists, will continue to use it, because you just can't work on a tablet. Also I don't see why people like Valve more than MS. Steam is already a closed App Store for games that gets % for every game sold. If SteamOS would succeed, the whole free Windows world would succumb to another Apple clone!
 
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News Comments > Brian Reynolds' Alpha Centauri Shooter/RPG Dreams
13. Re: Brian Reynolds' Alpha Centauri Shooter/RPG Dreams Jan 6, 2015, 07:10 Wesp5
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 06:57:
Besides, something like SS2 would be a niche title, and probably not funded at the AAA level.

There already was a SS2 and it was bad enough compared to its predecessor. Then we had Bioshock 1, 2 and 3 (= Infinite) all using the same SS plot twist over and over again. I don't see the need for one more...
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam
28. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam Jan 2, 2015, 16:15 Wesp5
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 15:49:
It was mainly a let down because of the fake e3 gameplay video, if that had never been shown then it just would have been another blip on the radar of poorly made games based on movies.

I don't understand why people cared so much about that. They showed some cool "in-game" scenes in the Bioshock Infinitive videos that didn't even made it into the game, but this seems to bother nobody!
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam
27. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam Jan 2, 2015, 16:13 Wesp5
 
nin wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 11:49:
Hopefully Sega realizes why Isolation was so well received, and continues that route...

Well received, maybe, but a financial success? I think it went to much into the currently overhyped survival direction. A middle ground between it and the pure-shooter ACM would be an ideal Aliens game for me...
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
55. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 08:13 Wesp5
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 07:46:
If one of those 'talented' journalists working at [insert gaming rag of choice] were to make a connection between Postal and this game and call them out on their hypocrisy, they might.

I don't know about Hatred and the first Postal, but the second one was obviously a comical effort, completely over the top and not to be taken seriously. Besides the whole thing in connection with GTA V reminds me of Apple censorship, like taking smaller apps with sexual content from their store, but still offering the big players. Pure hypocrisy too!
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
43. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 04:11 Wesp5
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 01:55:
Edit: I realize now that you're giving the word "banned" far more weight than it is due and seem to think that it intrinsically implies government involvement or something.

Just to give my two cents, as Steam is with distance the biggest online game distributer, this is not something like a single store not holding a product...
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder)
32. Re: Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder) Dec 10, 2014, 14:51 Wesp5
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 13:18:
I hate "true stealth" games. Deus Ex wasn't one of those. In Deus Ex, you wander around stealthily and, if you mess up, you rapidly improvise. I love it.

Exactly my playing style too! Even better than Deus Ex in that regard is VTM:Bloodlines. As for Alien Isolation, because it is forcing me to stealth in a very similar looking environment without quicksaves, I can only play one or two chapters. After that I get bored with the gameplay and level design, not terrified or something! Not having any meaningful story is not helping either...
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dead State
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dead State Dec 5, 2014, 04:13 Wesp5
 
I'm not at all into isometric turn based RPGs, but as this was made by Brian Mitsoda who wrote the great dialogues for VTM: Bloodlines I can only imagine that this will be a lot of fun!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 1, 2014, 03:40 Wesp5
 
How is it that everytime a blockbuster is about some weeks old Counter-Strike is in the top ten again? Is this really being played so much, or is this just a sign that sales between blockbusters trickle down on Steam?  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
8. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 09:52 Wesp5
 
Wasn't this the same with the last Call of Duty game and then it quickly was corrected after people played it with only 4 GB?  
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News Comments > Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes Released
3. Re: Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes Released Oct 1, 2014, 08:26 Wesp5
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 01:07:
Mrs. Marple > Sherlock Holmes

Nope. Sherlock Holmes > Mrs. Marple. Mrs. Marple may have been funnier. but I really dislike how in the normal Agatha Christie story everyone has a motive and every suspect is always in the same location. Sherlock Holmes on the other hand always needed to go out and do some work! And with Columbo you always knew who the killer was from the start anyway :)...
 
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News Comments > CCP Closing SF Office
8. Re: CCP Closing SF Office Aug 28, 2014, 15:57 Wesp5
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 15:38:
Wasn't it Activision who made the first VtM game?

Activision published VtM: Bloodlines and is both guilty of releasing it unfinished and on the same day as HL2. If you want details read what Tim Cain has to say about it: http://books.google.com/books?id=lroZsP4zyIYC&pg=PA102
 
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News Comments > SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement
12. Re: SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement Aug 12, 2014, 16:45 Wesp5
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 11:30:
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 11:04:
I'm still amazed that something like this is even possible, a lot of trailers look better than the actual gameplay! Most recent case that I can remember is Bioshock Infinitive...

Not just looking better but there were many, many areas which were showcased in their 'gameplay' demos which either never made it to the game...

So what? The same was true for the Bioshock Infinite trailer which showed a critical sequence in which Elisabeth was about to being lynched and this didn't made it into the game either! Of course no one is processing because BI was a better game overall, but please people, if you want to complain because a game is bad, don't blame it on the trailers ;)!
 
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News Comments > SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement
4. Re: SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement Aug 12, 2014, 11:04 Wesp5
 
I'm still amazed that something like this is even possible, a lot of trailers look better than the actual gameplay! Most recent case that I can remember is Bioshock Infinitive...  
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News Comments > System Shock 2 Turns 15
13. Re: System Shock 2 Turns 15 Aug 12, 2014, 03:25 Wesp5
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:06:
I only finished the game with a cheat that turned off the weapon degradation and never ending monster spawns.

I finished it without cheating, but still people seem to forget that SS2 had some very serious gameplay issues like the ones mentioned above! Also with the stupid ship layout and backtracking due to the "non-linear" level design, I never had the feeling I'm on board of a spaceship in the first place. And the "surprise" was so obvious a long time before it was revealed, that I was rather annoyed that they pulled off the same trick in Bioshock all over again....
 
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News Comments > 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades
21. Re: 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades Aug 11, 2014, 03:56 Wesp5
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 10, 2014, 15:15:
If you can make money off the same thing twice, why not?

Yeah, how often has Valve released Counter-Strike now?
 
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