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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > New Minecraft Beta
3. Re: New Minecraft Beta May 26, 2011, 09:55 Ventura
 
Yeah he's up at 1.6.3 right now.

The bugfix updates have been coming kinda quick, which is nice, but there's a big problem internally with that company when 1.6 needs so many quick fixes right out of the gate.

He's not done too, he just twittered about a severe cpu hog bug that they're still working on nailing. How do they not catch these things before release? There are what, half a dozen people working at Mojang now, does anybody there actually load up the game?
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 November Date Confirmed
18. Re: Modern Warfare 3 November Date Confirmed May 25, 2011, 04:46 Ventura
 
Finally gamers are funneling towards the developer that clearly likes making fun games that make money, while one likes having fun making money making games. Not the same.

I know what you're saying, but honestly, I'd call it more the reverse.

COD Black Ops was packed full of content, but the Battlefield franchise has suffered feature loss year after year after year. I first got into 1942 lanning with mates on maps filled with bots. Fast forward to Bad Company 2, and never mind bots, I can't even create my own server anymore.

Granted, Battlefield now has the single player campaign, but COD has always had that, and I can deathmatch with bots on any Black Ops map to my heart's content. Not to mention, zombie mode.

It's human to dislike the very popular and very successful, and I got into the BF3 gameplay reveal footage as much as the next guy, but some of you guys don't half talk shit sometimes. Like it or not, the Battlefield franchise has evolved in much the same way that the COD franchise has.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Duke Nukem Forever
60. Re: Gold - Duke Nukem Forever May 24, 2011, 22:11 Ventura
 
Can you get someone in the us to buy it and gift it to you and you pay them the $45US price?

Regional pricing has it's pro/con's.

Yeah nah mate. That's not an option that's really available to me.

It doesn't matter anyway, because to be honest I'm not really that interested in it. Duke is dead as far as I'm concerned, I suspect this will turn out to be an average shooter, with a metacritic rating in the mid to high 70's at best.

So even if Aussies paid $45 for it, I don't know if I'd bother. This is just the nail in the coffin.
 
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News Comments > Gold - Duke Nukem Forever
52. Re: Gold - Duke Nukem Forever May 24, 2011, 18:29 Ventura
 
Doesn't matter, because at $45US for US residents on Steam, and $80US for Australian residents on Steam, there is absolutely no way this fucker is getting bought.  
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News Comments > AvP Sequel Downplayed
20. Re: AvP Sequel Downplayed May 13, 2011, 06:27 Ventura
 
... including praying that people somehow forget how utterly, hopelessly terrible the last game was.

Granted, it may not have been the best game, but a description such as "utterly, hopelessly terrible" is just a bit too harsh for my liking.

Being a big fan of both franchises, I bought AvP on release day, and it's not a purchase I regret. It could have been better, granted, but I enjoyed the marine and predator campaigns, and do feel like I got my money's worth.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean May 11, 2011, 07:49 Ventura
 
What I'd give for Lego Star Trek.

Hey, a man can dream.
 
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News Comments > On Minecraft Maps
2. Re: On Minecraft Maps Apr 28, 2011, 00:59 Ventura
 
Veinman wrote on Apr 27, 2011, 21:16:
Here's hoping the 'crash every 5 minutes' bug gets fixed.

If you're getting that, shift your view settings down from far to normal. I'll get crashes all the time on far, but on normal it's fine.

If that's not your problem, I don't know what is. I can get hours out of my Minecraft before it crashes no probs
 
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News Comments > Down Under Steam Pricing
11. Re: Down Under Steam Pricing Apr 15, 2011, 20:44 Ventura
 
I blogged about this crap three time in my blog, here, here, and here.

Frankly, I'm not surprised this is still happening, but I've already said my piece about this filth already.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC Confirmed
2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC Confirmed Apr 11, 2011, 17:24 Ventura
 
What is it Microsoft, you insecure or something? Not completely convinced the Xbox is the place to be for the best experience, so you gotta keep buying exclusives wherever possible?

You could give the 360 a six month lead for the difference it makes, there's no way I'm going to ever play an FPS with a fucking goddamned gamepad.

Incidentally, the vast majority will have already made their choice with regards to the platform they've bought Black Ops on, so all you're doing at this stage is inconveniencing those of us that play this on other platforms. If I had my way, that money would go towards making better games, because nothing spends as little time powered up in my household as my 360 does.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Full Launch in November
25. Re: Minecraft Full Launch in November Apr 8, 2011, 22:21 Ventura
 
I still can't believe people play this. It's a shallow little retro game. How long can you juice the liquid out of this lemon? A month? Maybe two?

It's all about the mods mate:

http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewforum.php?f=1032

I stopped playing vanilla Minecraft months ago, and I probably wouldn't have touched it since if it wasn't for some of the really rather splendid mods that have been released of late, such as Millenaire.

He already said what was next, that weird collectible online card game thing, something like that.

Yeah that Scrolls thing. As they say, lightning rarely strikes in the same place twice. I'm fully expecting Scrolls to crash and burn. Minecraft is great and all, but I love the insinuation that they're just full of great ideas. If Scrolls does well and ends up being quite the money maker in its own right though, then I'll admit they're more than just talk.

I'd have been happy them using the Minecraft money to try something else out after its release, but not while it's still in beta (and arguably, not getting enough attention). Minecraft is the runaway success that's making everything else possible for them; they'd do well to remember that.

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News Comments > Minecraft Grosses ~$33M
30. Re: Minecraft Grosses ~$33M Apr 6, 2011, 19:22 Ventura
 
How about putting that money into a bigger team that can bring updates faster. Or at least put most of the already made creature mods into the vanilla game. This game has tons of potential but updates are slow and haven't been adding much.

In full agreement. Minecraft is almost too good for its own good, because it deserves a level of development that it just hasn't been getting of late. Very little has been done to the game in 2011, what with Notch having taken one break after another. The only feature request he seemed to consider very seriously was the wolves, and even then that was just because Peter Molyneux wanted it.

They've made a mistake starting on this Scrolls crap they're planning. As far as I'm concerned everyone on the team should be on Minecraft.

I get the feeling, from having followed Notch for a while on Twitter, that he's over it. He seems to rarely discuss Minecraft these days, which to me means that his heart just isn't in it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Treyarch's Hiring for CoD
10. Re: Treyarch's Hiring for CoD Mar 29, 2011, 17:18 Ventura
 
Wow, holy shit, there's a lot of hate in here.  
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News Comments > Molyneux Wants a Say in Syndicate Remake
4. Re: Molyneux Wants a Say in Syndicate Remake Mar 29, 2011, 01:03 Ventura
 
I'm sorry to say, but I am so over Peter Molyneux. It has been many, many years since I got any real enjoyment out of anything he had a hand in creating.  
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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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