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Nickname Ventura
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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Personal Data Clarification
122. Re: No subject Oct 18, 2006, 20:14 Ventura
 
otherwise, stop moaning, or dont play the game

The problem is that 95% of everyone that will be showing up at stores to buy this game won't know about it until they open up the box and that little slip falls out.

And what with the whole "not being able to return opened software" thing, well, there goes your argument.

 
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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Expansion Confirmed
10. No subject Jul 25, 2006, 21:07 Ventura
 
And what's the bet that the expansion won't add buildable, walkable walls?

I got a great idea, let's pick the feature the majority of LOTR fans would most like to be added... and never put it in!

Sigh.

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&A
4. Re: Romero... Jul 25, 2006, 00:27 Ventura
 
Like as if he's going to talk about anything else.

That's the thing, name something he's done since Quake that the majority would consider a success? His marriage doesn't count, because Quake even got him that!

What with the failure that was Daikatana, I think it's safe to say we've seen the best we're ever gonna see from John Romero.

 
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News Comments > WoW Class Crossovers
3. A bit crap, really Jul 21, 2006, 21:38 Ventura
 
They couldn't be bothered adding new classes to wow, which the game arguably needs most of all, so we get this instead. A bit transparent.

The two sides just lost any character they had.

 
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News Comments > Molyneux on Game Design
5. Re: *Laughs* Jul 17, 2006, 23:55 Ventura
 
I think it's about time for a Magic Carpet remake. NOW

Fucking oath. I absolutely could not agree more.

 
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News Comments > Molyneux on Game Design
1. *Laughs* Jul 17, 2006, 22:06 Ventura
 
Yeah, right. Peter Molyneux isn't exactly qualified to coauthor an article on great game design. This is arrogance, pure and simple.

The Black and White franchise is largely considered to be one of the greatest disappointments of all time. As it turns out, the only game he had anything to do with that I spent serious time with was Magic Carpet, which is over 10 years old now, and even then he was just a producer.

I'd tell you who the world's great game designers are, but I don't know their names. They get around; Blizzard have had a couple on the payroll for a while, but they're certainly not celebrities. I can guarantee that in the vast majority of cases, if you're playing a game and something about its design makes you think "that's really clever", you'll never hear about the person responsible for the idea. That's why this whole thing with hyping up designers needs to die, because the greats just don't get the credit.

 
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News Comments > Titan Quest Patch Delay
13. Re: No subject Jul 6, 2006, 23:29 Ventura
 
I like this game more than D2, and I played D2 for over 2 years beacuse I liked it so much

Ten bucks says you won't be playing this game for over 2 years though.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Superman Returns Jun 28, 2006, 10:26 Ventura
 
Just got back from having seen it. Caught a preview screening over here in Australia thanks to a local radio station.

Being 32 years of age I was real big on the Superman movies when I was growing up. I thought Christopher Reeve just made the perfect Superman.

Actually, I still think so. I don't know why, but the new movie didn't blow me away. Whether it's the plot, the new Superman, or just me.. I can't put my finger on it.

Don't get me wrong, it's worth seeing though. I'd be interested to hear what everyone who sees it thinks.

 
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News Comments > DDO Goes Solo
27. Re: alone together Jun 7, 2006, 20:38 Ventura
 
I go out to the movies by myself, I would rather it not be in an empty cinema

That's where I draw the line. When I go to the movies, the less other people in the cinema, the better. So many people can't just sit still and be fucking quiet for a couple of hours.

The issue here is having the option. A couple have posted about logging on when it's quiet and there being literally nothing they can do, and that's the most frustrating thing in the world. Especially when you're paying by the month.

If they make grouping a necessity but you can only find a group half the time, shouldn't you only pay half price?

 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter Patch Plans
6. Re: No subject May 23, 2006, 19:08 Ventura
 
Is this the patch that makes it more like the xbox 360 version?

Sigh.

 
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News Comments > Act of War: High Treason Patch
1. The change... May 2, 2006, 18:56 Ventura
 
The old patch wasn't working with the Australian/Oceanian/Taiwanese versions of High Treason. Other than it now supporting them, no other changes to the game have been made.

 
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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Patch
2. Re: No subject Apr 26, 2006, 00:41 Ventura
 
Is this game worth buying yet?

Will they ever add the ability to build walkable walls into this, because that's really what I'm after. I ain't buying it unless they do. I mean come on, almost half of the time in the movies is spent on top of a wall, and that's during the best scenes too.

 
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News Comments > Act of War Naval Mod
1. Beware.. Apr 26, 2006, 00:34 Ventura
 
If you're an Aussie, I'd wait before picking this game up, especially if you're tempted because this new mod sounds like fun.

The patch1 update for Act of War, which adds the mod tools and the ability to play mods, breaks the Aussie version of the game. They messed up the copy protection, and after installing the patch, it will ask you to insert the dvd whether it's in your drive or not.

They say they're working on a fix, but being Atari and that this industry really doesn't give a shit about Australian gamers, don't hold your breath.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Patch Plans
32. Re: Whoa... Apr 25, 2006, 19:32 Ventura
 
"Free features!!"

Free features? So you don't need to have bought BF2 to be able to play it's new coop mode?

They're not adding free features, they're adding stuff they should have never left out.

 
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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Patch Plans
5. Re: Shocked! Apr 18, 2006, 21:40 Ventura
 
You're not wrong. The Battlefield franchise went from rocks to sucks from 1942 to BF2.

That - and BFME1 - are why I'm so shocked this one is actually getting (what appears to be) serious support thrown at it.

Someone pinch me, because I must be dreaming.

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News Comments > Battle for Middle-earth II Patch Plans
3. Shocked! Apr 18, 2006, 19:02 Ventura
 
I'm actually shocked.

The game was made by EA...
The game's already on the shelves...
There's a patch already available...
There's a patch about to be released...
There's a patch in the planning stage...

Does this go against everything we've come to expect from EA, or is it just me? This isn't like them atall, the development team could be 3/4's of the way through an expansion by now. What is going on, they're not supposed to be supporting their products?

 
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News Comments > Act of War: High Treason Patch, Mod Tools
1. Skirmish players shafted Apr 14, 2006, 12:55 Ventura
 
I've posted about this before in a different High Treason thread, but here's another heads up.

If you enjoy playing skirmish with AI players in your games, do not bother with this expansion. They had some trouble getting the AI to work with the expansion's new navy units, so they scrapped that support altogether.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Act of War: High Treason
11. Re: No Skirmish Apr 6, 2006, 19:37 Ventura
 
Thanks for the headsup! That pretty much removes any reason for me to play this expansion -- skirmishes are about all I can handle on most RTS's

Yeah, it's a bit of a piss off for me too as I generally just play skirmish also. Apparently they would have had to rework the existing AI, and it was all too much bother.

I've been on Atari's official Act of War forum stirring the pot about it, but I don't see them adding it unless they get absolutely bombarded with complaints.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Act of War: High Treason
8. No Skirmish Apr 5, 2006, 19:16 Ventura
 
Here's a bit of a heads up for those considering purchasing the expansion who may enjoy playing skirmish.

The new naval units do not work with the skirmish AI. They can only be played in pure multiplayer games or the campaign.

Don't ask me why. I guess the developers tried, had problems getting it working, and Atari told em to not worry about it.

Atari. The new EA.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Update
26. Re: This just in.. Mar 22, 2006, 03:24 Ventura
 
It's a feature, not a bug! ...must have snuck in from the BF2142 code

And you'd think that by now their copy & paste routines would be working to perfection.

 
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