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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 27, 2011, 19:07 Ventura
 
"Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Content Pack"

For Pete's sakes people, stop buying this crap and enabling developers.

Like the guy in the other thread, I'm guessing you've not actually played it either, which makes you the last person to be able to comment on its quality.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike Released; Double XP Weekend
7. Re: Call of Duty Black Ops First Strike Released; Double XP Weekend Mar 25, 2011, 22:18 Ventura
 
I guess selling us more shitty maps, then letting the community create decent maps is more of a priority.

Can't really have played the new zombie map Ascension if you think that's the case, because it's evident from even just half an hour with it that a whole lot of work went into it. I'm not justifying the holding back of mod tools to make more money from map sales, but if you're going to criticise DLC you really should actually play it first.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday
18. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday Mar 22, 2011, 05:49 Ventura
 
Most people are anti COD because they have moved away from a fun franchise to just milking their fans.

As opposed to how nobody else is milking their fans?

COD: BLOPS is essentially the same game as COD 4 with new skins

Minus zombie mode and multiplayer with bots, you mean?
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday
16. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday Mar 22, 2011, 00:59 Ventura
 
Yeah a lot of people are just anti cod because it's so popular/activision. Most haven't really played it

I hear you. Say what you want about server stability (I wouldn't know, as I don't play standard multiplayer atall), but with a single player campaign, not just standard multiplayer but also multiplayer with bots, and zombie maps, there's plenty to see and do on that dvd.

Granted, like others I did experience issues with slowdowns, but they were fixed early on. There are plenty worse games out there, you can be sure of that one.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday
15. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday Mar 22, 2011, 00:53 Ventura
 
Black Ops is now 4 months old, by the time W@W was 4 months old there was hundreds of zombie maps out, and thousands out now (the ZCT maps rule, and are in fact light years ahead of the official maps).

So yeah $15 for 1 new zombie map and more terrible MP maps is a fucking disgrace. At least deliver on the modtools that where promised and we'll make our own maps (a lot of which will be better than Treyarch's maps).

I can't speak for the absence of modtools, as I'm sorry to say, but I've gotten more and more used to not getting them these days. I know it doesn't make it right, but that's the way it is.

$15 might sound like a lot for one zombie map (and four multiplayer maps that I probably won't play very much atall), but if I get even half the time from this new map that I've gotten from Kino Der Toten, then it'll have proven itself to have been pretty good value for me.

I played several of the community zombie maps that had been made for World at War, but none of them really did anything for me. Not compared to the official maps, at any rate.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday
11. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops - First Strike for PC on Friday Mar 21, 2011, 22:13 Ventura
 
I bought it straight away. $13.50AU ish for five new maps, one of which, Ascension, is a zombie one? Hell yeah.

Sorry to not join the anti-Black Ops bandwagon in these parts, but I have spent more time playing the zombies online than I have most other games all up. There's also a full single player campaign and multiplayer bot mode for me to get stuck into aswell, if I ever get bored of shooting the zombies, that is.

This is one of those (albeit quite rare) times where I feel the criticism being flung about here isn't entirely justified.
 
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News Comments > Transformers Online Announced
14. Re: Transformers Online Announced Mar 15, 2011, 09:08 Ventura
 
I always wanted a transformers as a kid but never had one - now I bloody hate the things. My son started getting them at quite an early age and of course couldn't do them properly - I've spent HOURS transforming them for him and come to the conclusion I didn't miss much as a kid!

Actually mate they were awesome back then. You could do em in like 30 seconds, but they don't make them like that anymore. Nowadays it takes like 15 minutes, and that's only if you know what you're doing.

They suck when you're an adult, but as a child, they were the best thing ever.
 
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News Comments > On Battlefield 3 PC 3D Support
16. Re: On Battlefield 3 PC 3D Support Mar 11, 2011, 08:53 Ventura
 
bigspender wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 06:54:
the only reason people want LAN support is cause you are going to torrent the game.

its an online multiplayer game isn't it ?

I bought 1942, Vietnam, Battlefield 2 and Bad Company 2, and I have never once played any of those games online.

No wonder so many bigtime developers are shying away from releasing for the pc format these days, because even fellow pc gamers think all we do is pirate it. Thanks for being part of the problem mate.
 
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News Comments > On Battlefield 3 PC 3D Support
10. Re: On Battlefield 3 PC 3D Support Mar 11, 2011, 03:53 Ventura
 
I'd rather be able to set up our own servers and fill them with bots like the Battlfield's of old, but in this day and age I'll take what I can get.

I like 3D enough for movies, but with games I feel like it's something of a detriment. That said, it's probably got more to do with my lowly GTX 460 Q6600 machine not really being able to pull it off as smoothly as I'd like at the resolution I'd like than anything else.
 
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News Comments > 20 Years of Blizzard
39. Re: 20 Years of Blizzard Mar 10, 2011, 04:49 Ventura
 
I feel like I'm talking to someone with Cerebral Palsy.

Imagine how I'm feeling then.

Look, I get it. You're sticking by em through thick and thin. You're on your knees, regardless. They can drop features that games in the genre have sported for fifteen years now, and that's fine with you. Whatever floats your boat.

Just don't be surprised if not everyone feels the same way.
 
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News Comments > 20 Years of Blizzard
34. Re: 20 Years of Blizzard Mar 9, 2011, 23:59 Ventura
 
those that have such a immense sense of entitlement

Huh? You better believe it. Who the hell else are they making these things for, if not us gamers?

They make more from wow in a month than we'll see in fifty lifetimes. Don't talk to me about fucking entitlements.

Blizzard profits which makes its stake/shareholders happy and simultaneously in no way is their integrity or quality design philosophies compromised

Depends on your definition of integrity, I suppose. Set the bar low enough, and I guess anyone can scrape through.
 
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News Comments > 20 Years of Blizzard
26. Re: 20 Years of Blizzard Mar 8, 2011, 08:11 Ventura
 
now I can't play on LAN, which in my opinion is Activision's doing

Careful mate, don't let Cram hear you say that. He'll claim you're only disappointed because of your own self-mislead expectations, and then he'll ask for proof. Real stuff though, mind you; splitting Starcraft 2 apart, dropping lan support or selling horses on Wow doesn't count. You understand.

Paketep's comment nailed it for me:

17 years of Blizzard. 3 years of Activision-Blizzard.

The last 3 weren't up to par. The next 20 probably won't, either.

If they continue to move forward over the next 20 years, as they have done thus far, I'll be damn surprised. Let's be honest, we're not off to that good a start.
 
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News Comments > 20 Years of Blizzard
15. Re: 20 Years of Blizzard Mar 8, 2011, 06:07 Ventura
 
Blizzard does NOT innovate. They improve upon the previous

That's a matter of opinion. Blizzard innovated. Activision Blizzard just improve upon the previous.

Starcraft set the bar. Then Diablo 2 set the bar. Then Warcraft 3 set the bar. Then World of Warcraft set the bar.

Starcraft 2 did not set the bar.

Maybe I've just tired of RTS games in general, and Diablo 3 will do it for me, but that their first major release since the merger has turned me off definitely has me thinking that the company is no longer what it was.
 
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News Comments > 20 Years of Blizzard
11. Re: 20 Years of Blizzard Mar 8, 2011, 04:56 Ventura
 
So WotlK, Cata and Starcraft 2 didn't do it for you eh?

Actually, no, it didn't. Certainly not Starcraft 2 at any rate. Despite being a day one purchase, it didn't do anything for me, and while I may be in the minority here, others will no doubt agree. I might be wrong, but I get the feeling that most of those who have spent a significant amount of time with Starcraft 2 either really didn't play much of the first, or were just hoping for a high definition version of it.

The WoW expansions have been about milking what's already been established. It's just more of the same, and for me, that's largely the problem. They're not trying anything new, and they're not setting the bar again. Which is fine, if that's what floats your boat, but I was hoping for something new.

Here's hoping we get that with Diablo 3, but to be honest, I won't be holding my breath. Not now.
 
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News Comments > On Mojang's Future
2. Re: On Mojang's Future Mar 8, 2011, 00:00 Ventura
 
Minecraft is a great game, a steal at its current price (and definitely so at the alpha price I paid for it), but I must admit to not being a big Notch fan. He's buggered up a lot of patches, is rarely discussing Minecraft on twitter, and has taken an almost obscene amount of time off lately. I don't know why he thought it would be a good idea for everyone in the company to go to the GDC, because of course, it left nobody behind to keep the server up and running. Some of those guys have only been working for him for a couple of months too. Talk about a cushy number.

Great game, for sure, but in all honesty I think he got lucky more so than anything else. I'd be very surprised if anything else noteworthy actually came out of Mojang.
 
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News Comments > Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op
16. Re: Why There's No Bulletstorm Co-op Feb 20, 2011, 18:29 Ventura
 
I understand the reasoning, honestly, and wish that designers would then create something separate for co-op. But this game doesn't lend itself to it very well.

Funny, isn't it? I mean, complex 3d engines that look and sound fantastic, that's the easy part, but figuring out a way to get coop working well, nah that's too complex.

Too many programmers and not enough gamers, that's the problem. ID know it all too well
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
2. Re: a plague of angels Feb 15, 2011, 21:17 Ventura
 
selfishness to the detriment of others or to the detriment of the world

No shortage of evil people in this world then, because I see that shit fucking everywhere.
 
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News Comments > No PC Transformers Sequel
13. Re: No PC Transformers Sequel Feb 14, 2011, 18:05 Ventura
 
Not real happy about this.

Ok, so the first two movie games were shithouse, but War for Cybertron was alright, and either way, I'm going to be very much in the mood about the time Dark of the Moon is released. I suppose I could just buy it on the 360 or ps3, but I just know the controls are going to shit me.
 
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
141. Re: Crytek responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 13, 2011, 03:29 Ventura
 
Not only were games significantly cheaper and simpler back then, but this isn't true

Cheaper? I dropped the most I've ever paid for a game back in 1994 - NBA Jam on the SNES. $133AU brand new. Cheaper, my arse.

The Doom 3 leak wasn't much of a leak. It was a tech demo, not the full game

If my memory of Doom 3 serves me right, that sounds like the full game to me
 
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News Comments > True Crime and Guitar Hero Cancelled
19. Re: True Crime and Guitar Hero Cancelled? Feb 10, 2011, 05:30 Ventura
 
I can't really blame him, since rhythm games are basically just glorified Quick Time Events.

As opposed to how the rest of the industry has just been innovating in leaps and bounds year after year?

I wouldn't be so bold to call the kettle black just yet if I were you. Just about everything these days is a glorified version of some ancient relic.
 
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