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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Two More Tom Clancy Games Coming?
5. Re: Two More Tom Clancy Games Coming? Apr 29, 2010, 01:00 Ventura
 
It's all about arcade these days guys, nobody cares about simulation because so few people buy it.

That said, I spent more time with Vegas 2 than I care to admit. It's far from being the worst game I've ever played, even though the cover system is obviously cheating.

In the presence of hugely popular arcade types like Gears of War, I'm hardly about to expect them to shoot themselves in the foot by releasing another simulation, just for my benefit. They're going to do what brings in the most money.
 
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News Comments > Two More Tom Clancy Games Coming?
1. Re: Two More Tom Clancy Games Coming? Apr 28, 2010, 21:51 Ventura
 
I don't care about their online DRM (which they're bound to keep using), if they bring out a new Rainbow Six and the gameplay footage looks half decent, it's likely I'll buy it regardless.  
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News Comments > Activision's Lawsuit Response
36. Re: Apr 28, 2010, 05:24 Ventura
 
In other words, the wording of thier response indicates to me personally there's probably written evidence of the whole bonus thing

I hope so, for their sake, because the world's a shithole in my experience, and most bosses won't give you any more if they don't have to. They could be laughing all the way to the bank while you're doing all the work, they won't care. And they'll sleep well at night, too.

If they got something down on paper that says they're due, like a contract, then it's a totally different ball game. In which case, it was stupid of Activision to not have paid up, because now they're just going to end up having to pay more.
 
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News Comments > Activision's Lawsuit Response
19. Re: Apr 27, 2010, 22:10 Ventura
 
And just because something is "legal" doesn't make it "right."

Indeed, legal and not legal, and right and wrong, are often two very different things.

These days though, it doesn't matter. There's not even really any such thing as a verbal contract anymore. You got to get that shit down on paper.

These guys at Infinity Ward did the hard work and deserve to be compensated for it, for that I have no doubt. But unless it was written in their contract that they're due extras if the game does well, I doubt they'll get much... unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > Infinity Ward Employee Group Sues Activision
14. Re: Infinity Ward Employee Group Sues Activision Apr 27, 2010, 18:51 Ventura
 
I hope they get everything they're asking for.

Seriously, it ain't much fun when you're doing all the work and other people are getting all the money. I don't work in game development, but I still know that feeling all too well.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
3. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Apr 27, 2010, 05:18 Ventura
 
But yeah FA is sitting in limbo on my drive, simspeed slow down sux

Same shit here mate. Despite Sorian himself creating a stickied thread a couple of years ago in the official AI mods forum that ballooned to 20+ pages, they never did find the cause.

Thankfully, wiping the slate clean and starting afresh fixed the issue for the sequel. It lost a lot of it's scale, for sure (which is arguably a tragedy), but I've played plenty worse games.
 
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News Comments > Stargate Resistance Free Weekend
2. Re: Stargate Resistance Free Weekend Apr 24, 2010, 08:28 Ventura
 
If it had bots I'd play, but it doesn't, so alas.  
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News Comments > More Infinity Ward Departures
10. Re: More Infinity Ward Departures Apr 24, 2010, 05:21 Ventura
 
Must admit, I'm enjoying reading about this.

Good, hardworking people are fucked out of money that they're owed every day. That bit's not exactly news (because it's happening so often everywhere), but when enough of them feel strongly enough to be able to go independent, those that are doing the exploiting have a problem. Activision did this, I have no doubt about that, and they deserve to pay the price.

The thing I like the most is that, back in the day, Activision was first formed by a group of pissed Atari programmers, who felt they weren't getting the rewards and recognition that they were due from Atari.

Oh the irony.
 
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News Comments > On MW2 Bonuses
12. Re: On MW2 Bonuses Apr 23, 2010, 00:44 Ventura
 
It's not about the games at Activision anymore - it's all about profit

There was a time when it wasn't all about profit?

Seriously, it's starting to get difficult thinking back that far.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
11. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Apr 22, 2010, 06:06 Ventura
 
I can't say they did the wrong thing from a business standpoint, but from a gaming standpoint, I can easily say that they made a worse game the second time around

I have no comment on which is the better game (each have their pros and cons for me), but it's academic anyway, because the only thing that matters is how many copies they sell.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 22, 2010, 05:41 Ventura
 
I've got to ask, has this Pachter dude ever been right? I mean, statistically speaking, it should have happened by now, right?

I skipped the Nintendo DSi, then just yesterday traded in my ageing DS Lite for a shiny new DSi XL, and it's definitely not a purchase I'm regretting. Ok, so a lot of the DSIWare titles also being on Apple's Ipod App store was a bit disappointing, but I am enjoying Nintendo's Game and Watch classics (they remind me of soooo long ago).

In any case, I very much doubt we'll see the 3DS down here in Australia until next year, and as far as I'm concerned, that's still a long way off yet.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
9. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Apr 22, 2010, 04:49 Ventura
 
exactly what I thought: if they have to release a patch every week or so then it's a bad sign

It's not like vanilla SupCom's AI was anything to write home about either though.

**Checks Patch Notes. Sees no mention of anything that would reverse the dumbing-down it received as compared the the first. Moves along.**

The first Supreme Commander on the 360 reviewed really rather badly, scoring an average of 56. This one has 76.

They probably figure the "dumbing down" is a small price to pay.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
1. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Apr 21, 2010, 22:15 Ventura
 
I must admit to being really impressed with the amount of support that's been thrown at this game thus far. I haven't had the desire to play much the last month or so, but almost every week it's been like patch this and patch that.

I have to say thanks to Square Enix for it, because at this point you can attribute the original's somewhat poor level of support to the old producer, THQ.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's "Green" Packaging
16. Bah Ubisoft! Apr 19, 2010, 22:16 Ventura
 
So we're going to get a price discount because we're no longer getting physical manuals?

Yeah right.

Who are they trying to kid? Alt-tabbing out from the game to read the manual isn't exactly the most user-friendly experience one can have.

My dictionary now has a picture of the Ubisoft logo next to the name 'bollocks'.
 
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News Comments > Crytek's Demo Doubts
47. Re: Crytek's Demo Doubts Apr 17, 2010, 22:52 Ventura
 
right....now people are too lazy to actually TRY the game themselves.
They just like to sit there, watching a video of some other people TELLING them how the game is

You know what a walkthrough is, right? It's just someone playing the game from start to finish. Sometimes people offer up commentary, other times they don't.

Point is, you're just watching gameplay footage, and (as far as I'm concerned) walkthroughs without commentary are a great way to find out what the gameplay is all about.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
11. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Apr 10, 2010, 02:58 Ventura
 
well FA was based on the bug-fixed SupCom 1 engine so they updated FA only twice. Yeah, there still are quite a few minor bugs in FA especially with experimentals, nothing serious though... I've never had one of those memory holes that are allegedly slowing down the game to a crawl.

Play FA with one or more AI's on a large map like Setons. You'll get the bug with the sim speed dropping to a crawl, guaranteed, and it wasn't a problem in vanilla. Unfortunately, what with my being primarily a skirmish/coop gamer, it was a game breaker.

I attribute the increased effort being put into patching this sequel to their new publisher Square Enix, as opposed to THQ who published the original. FA came out less than a year after vanilla had hit shelves, and none of its patches were anywhere near as substantial as this one.

As for FA, well it's a bit unfortunate, but it was pretty much abandonware the moment it left the gate.
 
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News Comments > Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure
57. Re: Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure Apr 8, 2010, 01:01 Ventura
 
the world isn't flat and I'm sorry to say but Hitler died at the end of WW2...

You wanna go there? How about JFK mate? Or 911?

I'd like to believe that people are great and wonderful to each other, and that conspiracies just about never happen, but my actual experience paints a very different picture. Funny how that is.
 
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News Comments > Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure
44. Re: Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure Apr 7, 2010, 18:24 Ventura
 
Longjocks wrote on Apr 7, 2010, 17:50:
Evidence please, or none of this happened.

Huh? Are you new to the planet Earth or something?

Try going outside mate, you know, actually leave the house. Spend some time among people, especially those that are forced to be around the same people each and every day because of the pressures of today's world. If you can do that, and you don't see evidence of people conspiring together against one another, I'll eat my shorts.

The only thing assuming this didn't happen because you don't see anything in the way of evidence tell me is that you just haven't spend very much time out there in the playing field, because given humanity's tendency to conspire against others, you're better off looking for evidence to prove it didn't happen, and not vice-versa.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2010, 06:43 Ventura
 
Actually the iPad isn't even expensive

Starting at $499US for the barebones model, it's not exactly cheap either. That's going to be at least $699AU out here; I could buy two Netbooks at that price and have some change left over.

If I bought an iPad, it'd really just be for the sake of it, because I don't know what it's for. It's a bit too big to be portable, and there are far better surf-the-net devices, and far better gaming devices, that you can buy for a lot cheaper. The iPod Touch I can understand, it's small enough to fit in my pocket, but I don't know what the point of this thing is.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 4, 2010, 10:24 Ventura
 
I just came back from Clash of the Titans. It's not really 3d atall, they pretty much just said it was 3d to sell more tickets.

That said, I've seen plenty worse movies. The camera work during some of the fight scenes was a bit off though, shaky cam is alright for blair witch type stuff, but I do wish they'd leave it out of stuff like this.
 
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