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News Comments > StarCraft II: Starter Edition Replaces Demo
3. Re: StarCraft II: Starter Edition Replaces Demo Aug 3, 2011, 22:36 Tumbler
 
Hmm, will have to try this. I wanted to add another icon to my Quick Launch game services bar. Battle.net seems to be a good fit.

Steam / Origin / Impulse / B.net / Onlive

I'm hoping I can watch games. I'm surprised they don't sell that feature alone for a fee. Seems that there is plenty of stuff to watch and streaming video feeds doesn't give you any control. Seems like a perfect little $10 product to be able to go in and watch replays of top players and tournaments and such. I'll pay a couple bucks but I'm not paying full price if I only want to watch replays.
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2011 Virtual Tickets on Sale
5. Re: BlizzCon 2011 Virtual Tickets on Sale Aug 3, 2011, 12:14 Tumbler
 
Make sure you bring your smartphones and check coverage before attending. A constant internet connection will be required at all times at Blizzcon.

 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Announced
15. Re: Borderlands 2 Announced Aug 3, 2011, 12:11 Tumbler
 
First game was awesome at $7.50 for everything!

Should be interesting to see what Borderlands 2 is like. Don't feel like reading game informer so I'll just wait for some gameplay footage.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Origin Preorders Include Beta Access
7. Re: Battlefield 3 Origin Preorders Include Beta Access Aug 2, 2011, 21:39 Tumbler
 
I've never had a problem with Amazon's release day delivery. Maybe it's because I have Amazon Prime?

Ditto. They have gotten it to me on release every time.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Origin Preorders Include Beta Access
3. Re: Battlefield 3 Origin Preorders Include Beta Access Aug 2, 2011, 21:07 Tumbler
 
Been playing the alpha, great fun and runs on my laptop smoothly.
...what are the specs of your laptop...
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Pre-Purchase Discounts & Bonuses
10. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Pre-Purchase Discounts & Bonuses Aug 2, 2011, 18:09 Tumbler
 
Hmm, looks like I'll be canceling my amazon pre-order...$35.99...jeez, gonna be hard to not pay for a pre-purchase at that price...  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Announcement Soon?
48. Re: Borderlands 2 Announcement Soon? Aug 2, 2011, 14:48 Tumbler
 
Borderlands 2 would be very cool.

Still playing through Borderlands. I'm about 30 hours in and Lvl 27 or 28 and I think I hit a wall. The enemies haven't changed much lately so it's feeling a little routine. Still love seeing all the different weapons. I like that so many weapons have something that makes them unique / balanced. I keep picking up sniper rifles with awesome stats but they have a 1.0x zoom scope... Or a shotgon that looks amazing and it's got a scope with 2.8x zoom... I think that is a great way to handicap weapons so they aren't simply better at everything. They throw in weird addon's that get in the way of using them in every way possible. Awesome battle rifle, 12 bullets. @#$@#$@. Awesome SMG, acccuracy is shit.

Can't wait to see what they do with Borderlands 2.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 U.S. Preorder Bonuses
13. Re: Battlefield 3 U.S. Preorder Bonuses Aug 1, 2011, 23:11 Tumbler
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 22:42:

I'd much rather have a pre-order price drop. 25% would be fine.

Want them to wipe your ass too?

25% off $60 is $15. That would be $45...which is pretty much the standard pre order price for pc games on steam... Not exactly asking a lot...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
281. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 21:16 Tumbler
 


This stuff makes me think that roughly 1995-2005 was the golden age of gaming! The tech was less developed but PC and console games were (generally) developed to be as good as they could be. These days publishers have the notion of "for god's sake don't give away too much game for the money" down to a fine art. If you are sitting on a good IP then milk it to the limit: staggered releases / monthly fees / microtransactions / DRM all conspire to push the consumer as far as they will tolerate. There have been many DRM / cash grab protests come and go over the past years and it has taught me: never assume that this current piece of crappy treatment from game companies is as far as they will go. After the precedent is set it is easier to repeat or develop further.

Well said. These are my feelings in a nut shell. It's not about making great games, its about getting more money out of consumers for the least game possible.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
48. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 1, 2011, 12:45 Tumbler
 
Value of product just plummeted in my book. Not going to pay $50 for something I can't play anytime I want. Hmm, tap tap tap, oh my bad. Not going to pay $60 for something I can't play anytime I want.

A game with these kinds of restrictions is worth maybe $30 at launch to me. $30 if there is nothing else that I want to play and this is just staring me in the face. I don't see an official release date but unless it comes out in the next 2 weeks I think I'm going to have too much to play to be tempted to spend $30, let alone $60, to play this game when I can play so many others without this BS to deal with.

I bought DCS Black Shark Recently for $40 and was VERY HAPPY. Then A10 was on sale on steam for $40. Even though I got it on sale when an activation screen came up and said I had 9 or 10 left it really got my blood boiling. How fucking dare you say that shit to me when I just spent money on your software. You have the fucking balls to say that shit to me... Changed my opinion of those games after that.

I have no patience for being treated like this even on amazing titles such as DCS A10 and black shark. I should have stuck with Black Shark because now I have a bad taste in my mouth from installing A10.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer
9. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Jul 29, 2011, 18:43 Tumbler
 
Sorry, I meant that in the good cop/bad cop way, not in the moving up and down the Force meter way. Even that's a bit weird, I'm pretty sure it's not lightside to stand idly by while innocents are flushed into space because it's quicker and easier than the alternative.

I thought that was very odd assuming any of those players were light side. I would have expected the mission to split the good guys off from the bad guys and have to pvp if that was going to happen.

That would have been pretty impressive if the good guys were forced to turn on the evil guy if he made that decision.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer
7. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Jul 29, 2011, 18:03 Tumbler
 
Think a big part of the many problems with game play is the poor physics. The mobs barely ever show much reaction to being hit.

This. The combat looks bizarre when a grenade goes flying across the room and blows up and no one seems to notice. There is a flying "dragon punch" attack at one point that looks odd on it's own, but the guy it hits might as well have been hit by a pebble...he should be flying across the room! The cryo grenade hits someone and shoots frozen ice crystals in all directions...yet nothing happens to the 3 guys standing around him. At one point someone runs right through blaster fire and takes no damage? Lightsabers slash through enemies over and over and nothing happens, they just stand there and keep fighting...

There was one attack that sent someone flying...but it looked like nothing, a puff from a jet pack and WHOOSH! flying across the room.

It's like the combat is just for effect and all that is really happening is health numbers are coming off.

The story side between missions is pretty good, very satisfying. But then you go play the game and there is a lot missing.
 
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News Comments > Brink DLC Next Week
3. Re: Brink DLC Next Week Jul 29, 2011, 17:51 Tumbler
 
As long as you download Agents of Change during the first two weeks it becomes available, you’ll always be able to play it for FREE.

Free hunh...no thanx. Not going back to this game. If you paid me to play it I'll go back. $5 a match sounds fair. I'll even take microsoft points.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Jul 29, 2011, 15:37 Tumbler
 
God those video clips on the website are horrid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT7lW7KAfHU

Watch it in 720p for gods sake.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Getting PC Features
6. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Getting PC Features Jul 29, 2011, 10:57 Tumbler
 
I'd LOVE to see sales numbers on DNF.

Invisible walls (gametrailers) mentioned a figure of between 500k-600k. They were comparing the advertising of that game to the lack of advertising for Shadows of the damned and Child of eden. Those games both sold below 35k.

Not sure where they got their figures, I assumed NPD or something similar.

VGchartz has the 360/PS3 world sales at approx 650k total.

That is absurd. Never would have thought the console version would sell that much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 28, 2011, 16:02 Tumbler
 
LOL at the Fox internet video paywall. Considering who their audience is I find it hard to believe those folks are going to stick with them for a monthly fee. Fox keeps it real, real amurica! You want me to pay you! TAXES YOU MOTHER FUCKERS!!!! YOU'RE RAISING TAXES!!!!  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 28, 2011, 11:45 Tumbler
 
Putting out games people want to play would be a better plan for success. Even at 169 its still got nothing I want to play.  
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News Comments > From Dust DRM Also Always On?
20. Re: From Dust DRM Also Always On? Jul 28, 2011, 09:20 Tumbler
 
I suppose this means we can expect this same drm on Heroes 6? Sad, I thought that would be worth $50. Add DRM like this and you're down to $20...maybe less.

I think I can live with this kind of BS for games at $20. But that is only for the most established franchises like Heroes and Civ, etc. Lesser known titles like Driver would be down near $10. And these are release day prices, once the game is a month old they better bet less than $10.

 
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News Comments > THQ Blames Red Faction: Armageddon for Losses
21. Re: THQ Blames Red Faction: Armageddon for Losses Jul 28, 2011, 09:07 Tumbler
 
THQ should have never green-lit this game. It was a poor choice for a new RF game. The THQ board members need to make better decisions on what games to make.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II DLC Released, Game Pulled from Steam
52. Re: Dragon Age II DLC Released, Game Pulled from Steam Jul 27, 2011, 16:21 Tumbler
 
Please. They'll do it the Bill Roper Corrolary way. Subscribe and you get the map pack for free, but only as long as you keep subscribing. Unsubscribe for a month, and your map packs go away.

This is what I'm expecting. They might still offer the map packs separately for $15 but what is the advantage to that? Push a map pack out a month after launch, then let ppl who do not subscribe start getting dropped from games because they don't have the maps? Do this 3 months in a row and you'll have the core game holders choosing between paying $10 a month to play all those new maps or not pay and get dropped constantly and not have new maps. I'm assuming it's $10 a month...$15 a month and it starts looking really shady because $15 got your a full set of maps before and now it's a month of play? $10 is the sweet spot.

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