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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Trailer
11. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops Survival Trailer Aug 9, 2011, 18:58 Ventura
 
Speaking objectively, that actually looks like a lot of fun. I really love the ability to buy in soldiers to help, and that thing blasting the shit out of the bad guys from high up in the sky, looks very cool.

If I could buy this from an online vender, get it for half the price they'll charge in the Aussie Steam store (and certainly half the price they'll charge at retail), I think I'm down for it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 29, 2011, 06:26 Ventura
 
I hope the their stock crash is a wake up call and they finally, finally realize that people are tired of their gimmicks

Little bit early to lay the smack down, don't you think?

They've been laughing all the way to the bank for years now. Like it or lump it, they hit a home run with the Wii. Everyone bought one. Hell, my mum bought one.

So they've announced a successor, and it may not be what everyone was expecting, but so what? Was the Wii?

If the Wii-U tanks, then you can rain shit on Nintendo. For what it's worth, I like that they're a little unconventional, because the last thing we need around here is another Microsoft or another Sony.
 
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News Comments > On Ubisoft DRM
29. Re: On Ubisoft DRM Jul 29, 2011, 05:54 Ventura
 
a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection, and from that point of view the requirement is a success.

I'd call that coincidence more than anything else, because it's not like the pirates didn't figure out how to beat it.

To be honest, I think it's more because so few really give a shit. What's the best one with this persistent DRM, Assassin's Creed 2? Did anyone half keen on that one really bother waiting four months after the console versions came out for the pc version?

The rest of their games have been pretty much garbage. Frankly, I have better things to use my monthly quota on.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty XP Sales, No PC Call of Duty Elite Beta?
10. Re: Call of Duty XP Sales, No PC Call of Duty Elite Beta? Jul 19, 2011, 19:11 Ventura
 
Heh, I knew the resident CoD buttkisser would be quick to respond.

Whereas all the resident Battlefield buttkissers are still reeling from the lack of Steam support, right?

I could do without Steam support, I'll be honest, but if Modern Warfare 3 has it and Battlefield 3 does not, that's a bonus.

I realise the Modern Warfare 3 footage we've seen thus far looks very similar to it's predecessor, but in all fairness, Battlefield 3 also looks a lot like Bad Company 2.

Truth is, I'll never know which of the two to buy (and will probably just end up getting both), but the new Spec Ops Survival mode in MW3 is exactly the sort of thing I typically get into, and I'm still pissed at the Battlefield franchise for taking bot support out. Compared to the earlier Battlefield titles, Bad Company 2 really didn't get played a lot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2011, 19:12 Ventura
 
App Store game prices rise.

Wow, good on you Apple. Must admit I always found it comical us Aussies paying $1.19 for apps that cost US customers only $1.00 when our dollar has been buying about $1.07US for months now.

I could only imagine the outcry if Steam prices were raised in several of the main territories because those of us in places like Australia had to pay more. The shit would hit that fan.
 
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News Comments > Burning Crusade Free, WoW Free to Play
18. Re: Burning Crusade Free, WoW Free to Play Jun 29, 2011, 00:58 Ventura
 
The main reason everyone else is doing it, is because they couldn't make money (or very little of it) via subscriptions. WoW doesn't have that problem


Not yet, anyway.

While it will still no doubt be making a profit, it's obviously not as much as it used to be. They wouldn't be taking these sorts of steps to recruit new players to the game otherwise, and it's not like they'd have advertised it if a couple million subscribers had quit.

It won't die for a long time, but it's obviously peaked.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2011, Part 24
9. Re: It Came from E3 2011, Part 24 Jun 26, 2011, 09:38 Ventura
 
Ouch. I've been gaming for over 20 years now, and I didn't know any of those answers. The games they asked about, all just happened to be titles I have not played along the way.

That said, the blonde in that video in the short white top was smoking hot.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Has 10 Co-op Maps
16. Re: Battlefield 3 Has 10 Co-op Maps Jun 26, 2011, 09:30 Ventura
 
Easy - you fill the rest with bots. I regularly play 32-player games with only 3 or 4 human players. And we also stack the teams, so it's typically us and a handful of bots fighting the computer at about a 2:1 ratio (with difficulty cranked down a few notches). And it's great fun.

Spent a lot of time doing that myself, particularly with 1942 and Vietnam. Ahh, the good ole days.

Most multiplayer fanboys don't get it, but if I had my way, I'd trade BF3's single player campaign for full bot support on all the maps in a heartbeat.
 
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News Comments > WoW Your Friends for Free
25. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 26, 2011, 01:08 Ventura
 
Of course WoW is eventually going to start losing subscribers, but only after earning billions in revenue. Free to Play? Nah, never.

The funny thing is, a week ago I'd have said that about Team Fortress 2 going free to play... and then look what happened.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Has 10 Co-op Maps
9. Re: Battlefield 3 Has 10 Co-op Maps Jun 24, 2011, 19:50 Ventura
 
I'd also have preferred full main campaign co-op, but cross fingers this'll still be pretty good.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage
38. Re: Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage Jun 18, 2011, 04:50 Ventura
 
I AM in Law Enforcement, and I sit in a car 12 hours a day. I wouldn't be caught behind a car door any day of the week in a firefight. You go ahead - we will be going to your funeral.

If you aren't behind the engine block - you are a dead man. And don't stand RIGHT NEXT to the car, stand back about 10 feet behind the engine block with the vehicle between you and the bad guy. Bullets skip off of the hood...right into your head. when you stick your noggin up and rest your gun on the hood....not good. If you are back a way, then the go over your head.

Little hints to keep you alive in a fire fight.

Almost everything in the market goes through a car door. It is just 2 very thin peices of metal (if you are lucky) and some foam...MAYBE. Even .22 rounds go through doors.

Very cool post. I would say if anything, cover is more important than ever, but obviously, as much cover as possible. These days it would probably be more about concealing your exact location from whoever is shooting you than about getting things between you and their bullets, because it does seem like they'll go through almost anything these days.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage
31. Re: Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage Jun 17, 2011, 22:09 Ventura
 
Sorry to bust your bubble but bullets can really do that, think you can hide behind a car door? no way bub

To think, all the movies I've seen over the years where the cops are using their cars as shelter when they're being fired upon. I always figured their inevitable defeat was because they were going up against robots from the future or some other wonder, but I guess Wildone has other ideas.

I'm guessing you don't have a job in law enforcement or anything of that nature. You might think you're onto something, but I wouldn't consider giving up your day job just yet if I were you.
 
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News Comments > QUAKE "Reboot" Possible
65. Re: QUAKE Jun 17, 2011, 20:40 Ventura
 
Yes, he was a main designer for Quake, and did some good work, but when it came down to crunch time he was playing instead of working. When I spoke to Romero at E3 in 1999 he did admit to playing when he should have been working

While you can understand how that might piss you off, I always felt a technical marvel like Carmack always needed someone like Romero to just make the shit enjoyable. If you don't, that's when you get shit like Doom 3 (or, depending on how you feel, everything that came out after Quake 1).

I'm sorry to say, I also feel the same as wrlwnd. It's sad, but it really has been well over a decade since they released anything noteworthy. They were great back then though, absolutely at the top of their game, but that's as much a problem in itself, because when you've risen that high, you have that much further to fall.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage
25. Re: Battlefield 3 PS3 Footage Jun 17, 2011, 20:04 Ventura
 
Even though I have sorta made up my mind to pick MW3 over BF3 when they're both released, DICE's frostbite engine is extremly impressive when compared to what MW3 is still using. I'm not even going to try to dispute that. It's not so much that MW3 doesn't still look good, just that next to it, BF3 looks positively next-gen. It raises the bar.  
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
4. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Jun 17, 2011, 01:00 Ventura
 
Agreed guys Magic Carpet was the bomb. I actually have the original boxed version of Magic Carpet 2, although that said, there are those that much preferred the original.

If they remade Magic Carpet, and didn't fuck with the winning formula like they so often try to do, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
 
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News Comments > Kinect for Windows SDK Beta
2. Re: Kinect for Windows SDK Beta Jun 16, 2011, 22:10 Ventura
 
Can you believe, I still haven't bought Kinect? I mean, I have every console, bought two PS Move controllers... but still not Kinect.

Hopefully, this will give me a reason to. Certainly nothing I've seen thus far on the 360 looks like it's worth buying it for.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Announced
23. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Annihilation Announced Jun 16, 2011, 19:14 Ventura
 
I hate DLC so much.

Guys, it's not like you have to buy it.

I picked up the first DLC offering, First Strike, but didn't pick up Escalation, and have no intention of grabbing this one either. Like others I don't consider 5 maps for $15 to be a particularly good deal, and like someone else said also, I'll just vote with my wallet.

There must be those that think it is a good deal though, because they wouldn't keep bringing out these little packs otherwise. Personally, I think they should price these things at closer to $5; they'd probably get so many more purchases that they'd still make as much money as before, and it wouldn't splinter the online community nearly as much.

I hvae no problem with them releasing this much DLC, but I do think the RRP of the main game should be lowered to compensate. Black Ops is still $89.99 on Steam for Aussies, which is just crazy. If someone wanted to get straight into the game and all the DLC (including this new Annihilation), they'd be looking at damn near $135. That's just fucking mental. Each time a $15 pack of DLC is released, the price of the game should come down by at least $10.

Ultimately though, vote with your wallet. Eventually, if enough people stop buying it, they'll get the hint.

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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage
22. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage Jun 14, 2011, 22:08 Ventura
 
uuuummmmmm... I've read several posts about people being upset that there are no bots in BF3? I'm not sure how much fun is to be had in an open sandbox environment with vehicles playing against bots

You don't have to understand it mate.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage
19. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Footage Jun 14, 2011, 17:29 Ventura
 
I'll be playing Battlefield 3, thank you.

Enjoy. I'll be playing MW3, because thanks to the removal of bots, once single player gamers get through the BF3 campaign, there's gonna be nothing else left for them to do.

If they still had bots it would be a landslide in BF3's favour, but Dice don't care, so I don't.
 
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News Comments > COD Elite Beta Next Month - 2 Million Signups
7. Re: COD Elite Beta Next Month - 2 Million Signups Jun 14, 2011, 01:01 Ventura
 
this new game is still using the old old old old engine and how sad is that, when all these games are basically the same.

In all fairness, it still looks reasonably impressive though, and at least what we've seen thus far was running on the consoles. In retrospect, the vast majority of Battlefield 3 footage we've seen was from the pc version of the game.

I'm not having a go, but on 360 and ps3 hardware, how much more does it have to give?
 
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