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News Comments > The Humble Voxatron Debut Expands
1. Re: The Humble Voxatron Debut Expands Nov 1, 2011, 23:02 Tumbler
 
I dropped $2 on this thinking I'd just add the games to my steam library and move on. Turns out spending $2, all to charity, only gets one game and no steam codes. (i don't think anything is via steam code)



 
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News Comments > BF3 on Steam Hints
2. Re: BF3 on Steam Hints Oct 31, 2011, 15:40 Tumbler
 
I wouldn't be surprised if they sold it on steam. They sell it on amazon as something you can download then it still installs origin and needs that to keep things updated.

Not unlike how an MMO can be purchased through steam, ala eve online, then when you start the game it gets updated through the other service. I don't believe steam tries to sync files and update games in those cases.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked?
52. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked? Oct 30, 2011, 12:55 Tumbler
 
There is another way. Stop releasing games on the PC. No games, no piracy! No? Still enough money to be made on the PC platform? Then just stop worrying about things you cant stop or prevent. Stop worrying about things you dont even have a proof that they are damaging your sales.

Offer free trials of new software. Not demo's, full product free trials. You "buy" the game, pay the full price, then you have a 24 hour period where you can return for a full refund.

Getting a refund would be a little trickier...Someone buys a game from greenman gaming and then after 24 hours wants a refund, not sure how that would work. Should be easy on Digital systems like origin and steam, gets trickier dealing with 3rd parties.

Maybe the refund could be "store credit" at the online store like Origin or steam. All pc games are basically nothing more than codes now, you can't play almost anything without checking permissions from the company.

This would keep piracy in check. So far pc game publishes have been more inclined to simply squeeze legit customers harder with each new release while scaling back the content and quality of a product.

Make being a legit customer easier than being a pirate. It's worked for the music industry (itunes) and the film industry (netflix), it's time for the gaming industry to wake up. The pc gaming industry in pariticular, the consoles offer a lot of options that all seem easier than piracy. Redbox rentals for $2, try the game before you buy for 24-48 hours (depending on how late you want to drive back to the redbox). Retail trade in programs, enormous retail competition offering $20-$30 in credits.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked?
1. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked? Oct 29, 2011, 15:57 Tumbler
 
Good thing there is release date drm! Silly pirates, you can't do anything with that until release day anyway!

Right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
13. Re: Morning Previews Oct 28, 2011, 19:04 Tumbler
 
Gameinformer hunh? I'm done here.  
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News Comments > Origin Adds Publishers
2. Re: Origin Adds Publishers Oct 27, 2011, 21:38 Tumbler
 
Hmm, well this should be interesting...  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Trailer
5. Re: Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Trailer Oct 27, 2011, 13:55 Tumbler
 
Would be awesome if after adding a few more DLC characters you could then play the game co-op with all these characters in a horde mode brawler type thing. I wanna see nighthawk, catwoman, Batman and Robin and duking it out in one place.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2011, 13:20 Tumbler
 
And I think reviewers should disclose what they play on for that reason. Or, more likely, reviewers should play on what they feel their audience will play on.

Not sure if it matters but the reviewer wrote a follow up to this:

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To clarify, there are three stages in SideScroller. In both casual and normal mode, when you complete all three stages you unlock the "last stage." So I played through this last stage on both difficulties.

To me it just looks like the devs were furious about getting a 6.5 from IGN and decided to try and make the reviewer look stupid. In the end it makes me think this game is more complicated than it's worth. Stages don't unlock on easy mode? There is no ending unless you play it on normal? There is an ending? Bah.

This is not a good way to get people to buy your game and Pixeljunk ends up looking unprofessional.

Wonder what others gave this...checking metacritic...oh my. IGN is the only review. Moving on.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews Oct 27, 2011, 11:33 Tumbler
 
Actually, playing on casual is a big deal for some games.

Not a fan of this kind of thing. If the buyer is expected to pay full price then don't restrict content. Last stage, hard mode, etc. The ign guy posted a response to this as well. Pixeljunk looks kind of shady in all this.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3
1. Re: Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3 Oct 26, 2011, 22:07 Tumbler
 
Was going to go rent this game on Redbox and see how the MP was. Sadly it seems EA does not give you a 24 hour trial period anymore so there is no way to try the game without buying the $10 code.

Oh well.

I went browsing for MP footage on Youtube and I can't get over how much the game looks and plays like BFBC2. Plenty of the same buildings and assets from that game. New maps are fun but it's hard to find footage that isn't typical infantry combat.

How many maps use Jets?
 
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News Comments > Space Marine Exterminatus DLC Released
4. Re: Space Marine Exterminatus DLC Released Oct 25, 2011, 23:14 Tumbler
 
I'm sure they will add terminators in DLC.

I've already traded this game out but decent dlc that adds to the MP would get me to come back. (maybe even buy another copy!) Add Orks to the MP and Terminators and I'd be very interested in playing it again. As is the game feels like it's more of a concept than a working title. It feels like you're just playing with the same unit...you have heavy weapons but you don't really have anything to shoot at. Pretty sure they didn't invent lascannons to shoot random Space marines. Give me something to melt dammit.
 
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News Comments > Space Marine Exterminatus DLC Released
1. Re: Space Marine Exterminatus DLC Released Oct 25, 2011, 20:39 Tumbler
 
Add Terminators or GTFO.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 3
57. Re: Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 3 Oct 25, 2011, 16:02 Tumbler
 
Anyone tried using a controller with the game? Does it work by default with everything?  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
71. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 19:49 Tumbler
 
Teddy wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 19:31:

No, you do not assume the role of the pilot in that mission. Apparently you simply failed to understand it. The other guy is the pilot, YOU are the weapons officer responsible for handling... you guessed it, the weapons.

Does anyone know if this back seat position is available in MP?
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Reviews
19. Re: Battlefield 3 Reviews Oct 24, 2011, 12:49 Tumbler
 
This youtube channel shows some outstanding video of gameplay. It's a walkthrough starting from the beginning and the SP side of this game looks like something people are going to love. HD quality, definitely worth the watch...but be warned, it will spoil the game for you. There are 11 parts so if you're definitely waiting on the game maybe you don't care, but if you're going to buy this tommorrow then probably don't watch this:

SPOILERS

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMediaCows#p/u/13/jrM7eQPXbNs

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I'm wondering if I'll even play the SP side after watching these video's. I highly recommend watching part 4 if nothing else. It's the (first?) jet mission and it's amazing.

Edit: I'm shocked that reviews are harping on the SP like it's not "good". It's as good as all the CoD stuff we see each year and people obviously love that so I would expect that a lot of CoD players will be happy to play through BF3. The graphics certainly bitch slap CoD across the face. It's literally the same formula that CoD uses with a fresh coat of paint. What's not to love about that airstrike mission?

Judged on it's own I can't see how the SP side isn't going to run circles around MW3's SP campaign. DICE seemed to be aiming for a better CoD experience since E3 and this looks to be exactly that...

Reviewers are weird...

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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit
27. Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit Oct 24, 2011, 00:33 Tumbler
 
If you want to spoil the shit out of this game there is an excellent set of lets play videosin HD! I've watched the first 6 bids, 4 was the jet mission in full!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrM7eQPXbNs

The guy doesn't talk much either!

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit
9. Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit Oct 23, 2011, 18:08 Tumbler
 
To be fair, this is an amazing trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7GVSx7yMaA

I feel like the Singleplayer game is going to be outstanding, it looks like that is where they put the most time. The MP is a significant part of this game for me so my main concerns are there.

The jet scenes in this trailer and nothing short of magical.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit
5. Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit Oct 23, 2011, 17:19 Tumbler
 
They're going to make millions. Of course it will be.

They've spent millions, probably more than they'll make on Tuesday.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit
3. Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit Oct 23, 2011, 17:01 Tumbler
 
I'll be shocked if Tuesday is a good day at DICE or EA.  
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News Comments > Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass
17. Re: Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass Oct 21, 2011, 22:14 Tumbler
 
This is a really smart move.. But I don't know why anyone outside of PR/press uses the word 'free' to describe a 144? Dollar expense...

That is what I was looking for. $144 hunh. That is a lot. I guess if you're going to play wow for a year there is no reason not to get the newest game free. Smart marketing move. Assuming you already wanted to buy Diablo 3 you're looking at $65 so that means you could get a year of WoW for $79 with purchase of Diablo 3.
 
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