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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > StarCraft II Details - No Co-op Campaign
48. Re: StarCraft II Details - No Co-op Campaign Aug 17, 2009, 22:30 Ventura
 
I still play Diablo 1 and 2 to this day and I have never, ever touched the Lan feature

Interesting, I don't think I've ever played Diablo 2 and not used the lan feature.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Details - No Co-op Campaign
38. Re: StarCraft II Details - No Co-op Camp Aug 17, 2009, 18:15 Ventura
 
Damn, every time I read up about Starcraft 2, it's always bad news.

First it was being split into three. Then there's no lan. Now there's no coop. Anyone know what's next? It does still have three races, right?

RIP Blizzard. Those of you who are anxious for Diablo 3, hold your breath, because that no-lan announcement is coming.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 11, 2009, 19:59 Ventura
 
They dropped the ball on this release:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=21633

George Broussard has shown up in that thread, apologising for the state of the game, and has given "his word" that the issues will be addressed ASAP.

As a warning, if you're a first generation iPod Touch user (as I am), it's not even compatible with that device. iTunes has no problem letting you buy it, but it won't let you copy it over. Bah.
 
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News Comments > Banned PS3 Gamer Sues
22. Re: Banned PS3 Gamer Sues Jul 21, 2009, 19:57 Ventura
 
Who cares?

I bet he said some real nasty shit to get banned like that. Yeah, missing you already, pal. Don't let the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

They should do this more often. First amendment absolutely does not apply. Sony will show up, provide logs of what he said, and it will get laughed out of court.
 
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News Comments > Sacred 2 Patched
1. Re: Sacred 2 Patched Jul 21, 2009, 09:16 Ventura
 
This one recommended?

Saw some footage that looked alright, and thinking of picking it up on PC. Is it worth it, or not really?
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Buys id Software
67. Re: ZeniMax Buys id Software! Jun 24, 2009, 20:29 Ventura
 
Obviously not a popular decision with everyone, but those complaining don't seem to play the game anymore anyways, so fuck em

And whose fault is that?

I wager the majority of those who bought but are not playing the game anymore won't be returning for the sequel. I know I'm definitely in that boat.

"Fuck em" all you like, but pissing off a percentage of your customers can't be good for business.

What split community? The game isn't even out yet. This is speculation

Speculation? It's two games. Unless you can play on any server with either game, it's going to split the community. This isn't that hard to grasp.

L4D campaign style does not lend itself to quick creation of new official campaigns

And yet, they can pump out a sequel in record time. That bit's not really consistant with your theory. Just a little
 
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News Comments > Demigod Patched
5. Re: Demigod Patched Jun 24, 2009, 18:59 Ventura
 
A patch for a Gas Powered Games product? I don't believe it!  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 24, 2009, 10:16 Ventura
 
What's more interesting is in every thread about this game you sound like your trying to sell it more then you actually want to play it.

That's probably true, when I think about it.

Because that's how it works; when it's something you're interested in, the thought of playing it tends to be more exciting than actually playing it. Haven't we all been there?

The game is a load of shit though, there's no denying it. I'm a mouse and keyboard gamer, that's why I bought it on pc, but the control is just owning me. Mouse movement is unsmooth and jittery, and trying to move and pan the camera at the same time is an exercise in frustration. Despite the manual being barely 8 pages or something there's a whole double page dedicated to the default controls when using an Xbox 360 controller. That should give you some idea.

I thought the PC version was done by a completely seperate developer, but other than throw in the ability to change res and remap keys, it's strictly a console port. Copy from here, paste to there. Hell, I want to work for Beenox, that would be one cushy job.

Another thing, why can't they just stick with simplistic controls? There's like 10 fucking buttons in this game you have to remember. Weapons mode, vehicle mode, special ability, interact/climb, melee attack, jump/boost, overdrive/handbrake, change weapon... for fuck's sake. And that's in addition to your normal attack plus character and camera movement. Would it kill them to have just one attack button, for example, and the game chooses what kind of attack you perform depending on whether your opponent is in melee range or not?

It's a waste of money, and I bought it because I am a Transformers nut, but as has been said, if you're not I would pass. Or at least wait for a price drop, which with this one, shouldn't take too long.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Jun 23, 2009, 10:39 Ventura
 
I can pick up the pc version for only $50AU in my neck of the woods. That's pretty much half price for a new release, which makes it a sure purchase.  
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News Comments > Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie
6. Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Jun 23, 2009, 05:16 Ventura
 
My friend is a picky bastard and he said this is the only game he's ever worked on that he intends to play multiplayer after release. Of course, that he worked on it means he's biased, so we'll see.

Which format? The pc version is being done by Beenox, for what that's worth. Luxoflux have been doing the 360 and ps3 versions, and it's a pretty good bet it's the 360 version that's been in all the videos and the like.

If the pc version ends up relatively comparable to what I've seen, I'll be happy enough. Just so long as I can aim with my mouse, I'm cool...
 
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News Comments > Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie
4. Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Jun 23, 2009, 00:47 Ventura
 
Wake up and realize that movie games are fucking shit.

Yeah, as opposed to everything else being so fabulously entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie
1. Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Movie Jun 22, 2009, 20:06 Ventura
 
I will buy the pc version of this the moment it's released, because I'm that nuts on Transformers.

It's a purchase I will likely regret, but... bleh. What can you do?
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week
35. Re: Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week Jun 21, 2009, 00:40 Ventura
 
Just because Valve has delivered exceptional material in the past doesn't mean we should tolerate a lower quality product now

That's exactly the point. You expect it now, just as they have delivered in the past.

It's like spending more for a brand, like Sony (or whatever the brand is you're willing to spend more for) and not getting that level of quality you have come to expect.

They've essentially just used the name to shift more copies. At your expense.

It hasn't accomplished anything, because even though I bought two copies of L4D I'm obviously not going to go anywhere near the sequel (L4D3 anyone?), and all it's done is turn me off buying Valve products in the future.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 12:38 Ventura
 
BTW Ventura compare Assassin's Creed 360 vs PC, defiantly not a port

Definitely not a port? Videos look pretty damn similar. The pc may have a graphical edge, but that's not uncommon.

In any case, it's a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of people will not have played the same game on more than one platform.

The point is to go with what the developers are going to prioritise.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 12:16 Ventura
 
You've been saying that Ubisoft has a history of shitty ports when they very clearly do not. I have no reason to think that Conviction will be a shitty port

I said they weren't known for their fabulous ports.

The point remains, their focus will be on the 360. Conviction on the pc may well be a decent port, but it will hardly be better than what will end up on the 360.

These days, unfortunately, you're better off buying the console version of just about everything if you're after the number one experience.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 05:33 Ventura
 
Ubisoft has a history of solid PC ports, albeit with a few exceptions (like Double Agent)

That doesn't change anything though.

As always, the 360 version will be the one to own. If you can handle your shooters with a gamepad, of course.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 04:10 Ventura
 
You're still going to get the 360 version even if the PC version ends up being better..?

Really not taking that hint, are you?

What part about Ubisoft didn't get through? Really, what don't you understand? They're not exactly known for their fabulous PC ports. You could name just about everything they've ever done, and it would be better on the 360.

That's just who they are. Still, you want to believe they're about ready to turn over a new leaf with Conviction, fine. From where I'm standing though, it looks like Caveman's got his head screwed on right.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 19, 2009, 22:23 Ventura
 
Activision boss threatens to drop PS3

Wow.

How could news this huge be trivialised by putting it with updates about crap like Bionic Commando and a Birds of Prey website?
 
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Sells Big
23. Re: The Sims 3 Sells Big Jun 10, 2009, 06:24 Ventura
 
Must admit I've gotten quite into the Sims 3, even though I didn't buy it until just a couple of days ago. It's the cool house-building videos on Youtube that won me over. Some beautiful properties, that's for sure.

The weird thing is, I created a guy who looked like me and I kinda gave him my attributes. Commitment phobia, friendly, computer wiz, bit of a slob and a couch potato.. that kinda thing.

So I'm on my computer playing a guy who looks like me and he's on his computer. Made me think; maybe this is all just a simulation and there's someone out there in the 'real world' controlling me?

Cool game though. When someone pisses me off at work I can't help thinking about there being a red icon above me with a couple of faces and a -- next to it instead of a nice green ++ icon
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Patched
3. Re: Team Fortress 2 Patched Jun 9, 2009, 00:43 Ventura
 
I had to do a double take, because for a moment I thought it said "Left 4 Dead patched".

But then I came to my senses. They don't patch Left 4 Dead, they just make you buy it all over again.
 
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