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News Comments > DICE on BF3 PC/Console Differences
16. Re: DICE on BF3 PC/Console Differences Jul 26, 2011, 14:36 Tumbler
 
You realize MAG has a very different setup right? Groups of players fight other players in pockets...not the same arena.

They were all in the same arena when I played. The problem was they had to scale back the features of the game so much that it played like a game from 2000. They designed the maps into choke points where combat would need to happen most and it ended up feeling pretty chaotic. I remember an enormous warehouse with huge doors to cover. Each group of 8 players (8 different sets per team) were assigned to a door to protect.

128 player servers...game was crap but they got 128 players in each server. Game quality suffered tremendously and I imagine if they tried it today with BF3 they'd have to shoot for bf2 level graphics if they wanted to get 128 players in games and for the average user to play it.
 
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News Comments > DICE on BF3 PC/Console Differences
8. Re: DICE on BF3 PC/Console Differences Jul 26, 2011, 12:39 Tumbler
 
When asked if the maps in both versions were the same, Bach added: "More or less. When we say they are smaller, it's not that we have cut them in half. But we tried to compact them slightly to keep the action up. If you compare it to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the maps weren't really small on console. We actually had huge maps even for console. We have the same kind of angle on it right now [in Battlefield 3]. We want to create the same experience for PC as for consoles."

...hunh. I must have misunderstood your intentions because I thought you wanted to make a better experience on the pc...
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Pachter on Crunch Time
6. Re: Quoteworthy - Pachter on Crunch Time Jul 25, 2011, 22:10 Tumbler
 
Here is the link to the whole clip. The question was do you think that the video industry will eventually unionize? His response is basically bashing the industry workers as people who whine too much and make 60k a year on average.

What it looks like from here is they are paying next to nothing, 30k a year?, promising big rewards for long hours and then at the end of it refusing to acknowledge a persons work if they aren't already signed on for another 2 years on the next project. So either you end up at another company starting another 2 years of hell or you get stuck in your current company for another 2 years working hellish hours per the contract you signed so you get some credit for 80 hour weeks you just did for 6 months. This cycle repeats because if you ever try and break the cycle you suddenly have a huge 2 year hole in your resume where no one will admit you worked on anything and the most you can get is an entry level job.

If the guys at infinity ward can get caught in this trap there is no doubt in my mind that the industry needs unions.

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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Pachter on Crunch Time
4. Re: Quoteworthy - Pachter on Crunch Time Jul 25, 2011, 21:39 Tumbler
 
Patchers comments on this subject are detached from reality. What is even more bizarre are his comments pointing to infinity ward as a place ppl are happy because they are getting fat bonuses.

I knew this guy was a bit of a tool but these comments upgrade him to a Sears special deluxe toolbox on wheels.
 
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News Comments > PC From Dust Delayed
9. Re: PC From Dust Delayed Jul 25, 2011, 20:49 Tumbler
 
I believe this is a requirement for being in the "summer of arcade", I thought it was 4 weeks though and this will be 3 weeks. Can't wait to try this.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Purity First Trailer
1. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Purity First Trailer Jul 25, 2011, 16:47 Tumbler
 
Please be good. Please please please.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Alpha Trial FAQ
1. Re: Battlefield 3 Alpha Trial FAQ Jul 25, 2011, 15:36 Tumbler
 
ensure your Veteran status is up to date.

...hmmm....any idea what that means?
 
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News Comments > BF3 Preorders "Roughly Comparable" to Black Ops
31. Re: BF3 Preorders Jul 24, 2011, 22:31 Tumbler
 
You dislike the GameStop-owned GameInformer magazine getting all the world exclusive previews because of their association with GameStop.

Ok, now it makes sense why I keep hearing about them getting exclusives...could not fathom how any magazine in this day and age was getting any exclusive. Figured these guys just had excellent connections. Ha, they're just part of the gamestop marketing system.

Makes all those publisher complaints about gamestop hurting sales look ridiculous when they give this magazine so much exclusive first look stuff and offer incentives for preorders!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer
1. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Jul 22, 2011, 22:00 Tumbler
 
So it looks like they dropped the sorcerer or wizard class? (renamed it) Wasn't there a jedi sorcerer or wizard at some point? Seems like they have a good assortment of classes but I'm expecting it to be more like 4 classes for imperial, 4 for republic, mirrors of each other...

It would be impressive if each of those classes listed was totally unique. Would also be impressive if they could make the game more like the cgi movies...
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
42. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 21, 2011, 22:16 Tumbler
 
Early game access is extended to all everyone who pre-orders Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. If you have pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition, game access will begin seven days before the game’s release. If you have pre-ordered either the Base Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, game access will begin three days before release.

I would not be surprised if they extended this 7 day period to the digital deluxe edition as well to encourage more sales on origin. 3 days hunh...will have to do I guess.
 
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News Comments > Altitude Free Weekend, Sale, Patch
1. Re: Altitude Free Weekend, Sale, Patch Jul 21, 2011, 17:13 Tumbler
 
This game gets Tumbler's cheapo seal of approval! Works great on shitty laptops and has a surprising amount of depth to the controls and gameplay. Had to stop playing this on my laptop because I'd worn out the arrow keys and they were not working consistently. Can't wait to load the game up and try the new maps!  
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Specs
2. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Specs Jul 21, 2011, 16:10 Tumbler
 
I was shocked how many features that BF3 is bragging about are also in this game.

http://www.youtube.com/user/markeedragon#p/search/0/wkk3SiywLHI

After watching this I'm 99.99% sold. Wait...why does amazon say $49.99. I thought this was a $39.99 game? Hmm, if it's $39.99 I think I'm sold, $49.99 and it's demo / free trial first.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
35. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 21, 2011, 16:01 Tumbler
 
And early game access isn't beta acess, guys. So why pre-order something that you may well hate?

I'm under the impression that the "Early Game access" will be the only free trial period offered. I don't think they will be having an open beta. It's possible that the closed beta will send invites to all the pre-order ppl but I'd be surprised if they do that. The less people see of this game before it comes out the better for bioware.

Early starts usually don't affect the retail purchases. So once that early start period kicks off I can see the game for a few days and if it turns out to be something I like them I'm all set or if it's ok and might be better at a lower price I can cancel my order at that point and wait. This is what happened with STO. I was in the early start for that as well but canceled my order as I thought it wasn't worth the money.

Collectors edition has some damn good marketing moves that will probably get a ton of fans to drop the money. That exclusive store that will only be available to CE owners seems like something that a lot of fans will want to have....
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders
6. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Preorders Jul 21, 2011, 11:26 Tumbler
 
I preordered from amazon, standard ed., promo code came immediately. Registered on de website, am signed up for early game access with one click option to cancel with $0 spent. I recommend amazon for preordered this if you are skeptical.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 21, 2011, 09:54 Tumbler
 
I'm more interested in the games for the Wii U. Will 3rd party publishers that put out games on the PS3 and 360 be adding the wii U to that list?

If so then I'm hopeful they'll have something interesting. The controller looks like it can provide the dual stick controls we're use to on the ps3/360 and I can think of plenty of little things you can do with that screen in games like Call of Duty. Anything that would have to bring up another screen inside a game could just go down onto that little screen. I'm hopeful they'll be games on this I want to play.
 
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News Comments > Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar
38. Re: Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar Jul 20, 2011, 18:27 Tumbler
 
Apparently they don't pay shit, when two dollars and ninety nine cents breaks the bank!

It would be nice to finally get my first check... I guess I'll just stare at the screenshots till I can afford it...probably should just browse amazon as that will be less painful...wonder how much a 24" monitor costs, $180 for a Viewsonic LED? Wow look how skinny that is, ok I'll take that! 2 Day shipped! Now I can stare at that $3 game on a bigger screen!
 
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News Comments > Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar
31. Re: Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar Jul 20, 2011, 17:24 Tumbler
 
And the game we're talking here is $2.99.

Yes, and I'm not willing to spend a penny to try it...unlike some other games where I'm happy to pay $4 to try it. Plenty of games on steam were dirt cheap during the sale, I only picked up a few that I felt were worth trying at that price. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's going to be worth it for everyone.
 
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News Comments > Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar
28. Re: Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar Jul 20, 2011, 17:02 Tumbler
 
Yeah I'm not sure I'd be bragging about playing Portal 2 on three different platforms if it was me. I don't get how a list of games you played is supposed to impress anyone either. I've played X games for Y dollars too, whoa someone call the Times!

It's possible to try a lot of games without paying a lot of money...that was the general gist. I wish this was possible on steam without spending $50 per unique game, $45 if you preorder.
 
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News Comments > Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar
24. Re: Zeboyd's PC Sales Soar Jul 20, 2011, 16:05 Tumbler
 
There just isn't a good reason you're a cheap ass, yet here we are.

Since Paying $13.20 on amazon (w/credits) for Portal 2 PS3 I've played:

Portal 2 PS3
Portal 2 PC
Portal 2 360
Mortal Kombat PS3
Socom 4 PS3
Crysis 2 360 (edit, oops forgot this one)
Crysis 2 PS3
Brink 360
LA Noire 360
Red Dead Redemption PS3
Infamous 2 PS3
Transformers Dark of the Moon 360
Child of Eden 360
Mortal Kombat 360
Duke Nukem 360

I do end up paying approx $4 per game after shipping and such. The next game I'll be buying is Warhammer 40k Space Marine which will be costing me a bone shattering $31.99. But don't worry, I'll still be playing EVERYTHING that comes out this holiday season.

I might buy BF3 as well, strong chance of that happening...and I keep telling myself I won't buy SWTOR....but I said the same thing about Dawn of War 2 Retribution...bastards.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Patch Adds Free DLC
7. Re: The Witcher 2 Patch Adds Free DLC Jul 20, 2011, 13:53 Tumbler
 
And if by now you aren't convinced it's a worthwhile game after all the reviews plus additional info given here on Blues, then maybe it just isn't your type of game.

It's my type of game, for $20.
 
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