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Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
10. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 16:36 Krovven
 
Gib007 wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 15:07:
I have not played any of these games, despite owning the previous two as free gifts with upgrades, because it's Batman. I would feel like too much of a 6 year old playing a game with a "superhero" as silly-named as "Batman". In fact, any "superhero" stuff seems childish to me. I know I'm sour but...

Sounds like a personal issue. You'd think that someone that plays games as a hobby would have gotten over any "childish" insecurities about it a long time ago.

I've played and finished all 3 of the previous Arkham games and can't wait to play this one.

Not that it should matter, but all of the Arkham titles are "mature" games.
 
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
9. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 16:30 Krovven
 
Got my key from g2a and preloading. 33.7gig download. The unlock time has changed. Last night when I looked it said 1 day 18 hours, which was an unlock late afternoon Tuesday. Now it says it unlocks in 8 hours...so 9pm PST tonight

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 22, 2015, 00:24 Krovven
 
I've avoided Early Access games like the plague after seeing how things played out after awhile. I initially thought Greenlight would be a good idea. I was cautiously optimistic about Early Access, but I really didn't like the premise especially after seeing how some things were working out on Kickstarter.

It will never happen, but I'd like to see Greenlight and Early Access yanked entirely.

Early Access games should not be allowed to go "on sale" until they are complete and leave "early access". Set your price and stick with it. It hardly seems fair to people that support your development only to have the price discounted 50% off a month later.

There are successful independent companies that make good games and then there is the flood of crap with little ground in between. My problem is with the flood of crap that has hit Steam in the last couple of years mostly due to Greenlight and Early Access.

When I look at the Upcoming list on Steam, only 1 or 2 for every 100 titles coming in the 6 months look like they aren't shovelware. After Batman in a couple of days, I think Just Cause 3 is the next game I will buy and that's 5 months away.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video
28. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video Jun 21, 2015, 19:26 Krovven
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 06:59:
As far XP goes that's simply not true. You got xp for sneaking around and finding non-aggressive alternate routes.

The problem is that certain actions rewarded more XP than others. For example, non-lethal takedowns offered more XP than lethal takedowns. You also got more XP for being stealthy than for running and gunning. Finally, you got XP for hacking, even if you already knew the keycode. The end result? The optimal playstyle was the stealthy, non-lethal ninja hacker. True ghosting (sneaking around undetected and without neutralizing anyone) wasn't rewarded at all.

The original DX handled XP rewards better. You got XP for completing quests and exploring. That's it. No one playstyle was encouraged over another. I was hoping they'd do the same for DX:MD but it looks like that isn't the case.

That may have been most optimal...but stealth isn't about being optimal is it? If you were playing a purely stealth game you didn't need as much xp because you didn't need as many skills. You would skip all the combat skills an unless you wanted to make things really easy you'd skip the perks that told you were all the enemies were and where they were looking.

Point being there was no xp barrier to playing stealth. There was plenty xp to go around.

 
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
4. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 21, 2015, 16:16 Krovven
 
You made a point and click adventure game. What did you expect?

You tried to make a "game for gamers". So in this research you said you did; it told you that people would want a game where you play a housekeeper set in 1972 and the entire premise is "Who is this guy I work for?"? According the SteamSpy stats, if you had turned it into an RPG, it would have done much better.

I'm sorry for their lack of success. But I'm also very happy that the bubble is finally bursting. Seems Early Access and the hoards of trash indie games (not saying Sunset is one) on Steam are finally getting some bad press and pushback from the consumers. The upcoming and new releases nowadays on Steam just looks like a list of indie crap that nobody wants.

 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
16. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 23:36 Krovven
 
Fantaz wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 22:32:
wow, looks much better. why play GTA when you can play this?

Because there is no multiplayer in JC3. Play them both?

Wing suit looks great and glad to hear about the changes to calling in vehicles and equipment and the loss of the annoying cutscenes. In JC2 I had modded the parachute to have the rockets on full time so I could just cruise around without having to keep using the grapple for momentum. The wingsuit seems to be an even better solution to that.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jun 20, 2015, 16:50 Krovven
 
Quinn wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 20:04:
Pre-ordered Arkham Tanks for 21 dollars at g2a.com. Anticipated title even with the vehicle crap.

I did too...when do we get the key? No mention of it anywhere that I can find.

 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video
26. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 02:39 Krovven
 
Squirmer wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 01:45:
Looks like still has the same problems as HR, like giving XP for every little thing you do. You get 10-20xp for each enemy you KO/kill, but if you ghost past them presumably you get nothing. Not surprising, since their definition of ghosting is KOing every enemy.

And the hacking minigame is back, so I guess half of all the augs will be devoted to that again.

As far XP goes that's simply not true. You got xp for sneaking around and finding non-aggressive alternate routes.

And to the post that said this wouldn't have sold without the Dues Ex name...bullshit. The last Deus Ex before it was crap and failed miserably. The IP was considered dead until HR came out. When it did come out everyone, at least around here, were initially cautious about the game until word of mouth began to spread that it was actually a good game.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Tanoa Expansion
7. Re: Arma III Tanoa Expansion Jun 17, 2015, 16:56 Krovven
 
Strango wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 16:42:
Krovven wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 15:34:
Maybe they should focus on fixing listen servers which they apparently broke with the switch from Gamespy to Steam. A friend finally bought me Arma 3 so we could play coop. And we still haven't played it because we can't see or connect to each others game. We've opened up all the ports and still nothing. Wasted money.

It doesn't change the fact they need to fix your issue, but have you tried using a dedicated server hosted on the machine of whomever was hosting the listen server? Both of you will still be able to connect to the dedicated server. In fact it should even run better as you can put the dedicated server on a CPU core that isn't really being utilized by the client ArmA.

That's the next step. My buddy said a couple weeks ago he had an extra machine doing nothing, so after the last time we tried connecting and failing he said he'd mess with it.

But really we shouldn't have to do that just to play the odd coop mission.

I should also mention that in searching for solutions to the problem, Bohemia posted in their forums over a year ago that they were "working on it" and still haven't fixed it.

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 17, 2015, 16:18 Krovven
 
Darks wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 09:35:
InBlack wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 09:26:
Didn't that asswipe Bleszinski retire from ANY and ALL game development a couple of years ago?? He should stick with that.

Yes he did, he went ass head over heels about PC gaming and piracy and how he would never make another game for the PC after the first Gears of War because people were bitching about the issues it had on release for the PC. So he got all ass hurt and went off on the community.

Which is why we never saw another GOW on the PC after that. and why I hate that bastard.


Actually I'm pretty sure that was Mark Rein that made those comments, not Bleszinski. I could very well be mistaken, or both said similar things. I've never liked CliffyB, but he doesn't seem to be acting like the douche he was at Epic. Not really interested in yet another F2P multiplayer first person shooter however.

 
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News Comments > Take on Mars Beta This Summer
6. Re: Take on Mars Beta This Summer Jun 17, 2015, 15:57 Krovven
 
Bohemia seriously needs to hire new animators.

The walking animation of the astronaut was brutally bad. Kinda looked like a Teletubby.

 
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News Comments > Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced
8. Re: Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced Jun 17, 2015, 15:54 Krovven
 
It's just easier to ignore the idiots and trolls.

While I haven't finished Heart of the Storm, it was only due me losing interest in fast paced RTS and having to learn more units. The production value of each game has been amazing and easily worth the price and I have zero interest in the MP game. One of these days I'll finish it and I'll be getting Legacy of the Void.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Tanoa Expansion
5. Re: Arma III Tanoa Expansion Jun 17, 2015, 15:34 Krovven
 
Maybe they should focus on fixing listen servers which they apparently broke with the switch from Gamespy to Steam. A friend finally bought me Arma 3 so we could play coop. And we still haven't played it because we can't see or connect to each others game. We've opened up all the ports and still nothing. Wasted money.

 
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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
21. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 16, 2015, 04:19 Krovven
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 02:23:
If you're under Steam level 8, you don't get cards from playing the Monster Summer game.

People that are doing this to game the system have sufficient resources to get a few levels on the accounts, if they didn't already. It's not like this is new to the Monster game. As I said below, games sometimes sell for less than the cards are worth.

I'm not saying there isn't natural market growth on Steam. I'm saying it's not all natural and there is one reason, the Marketplace.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 16, 2015, 01:01 Krovven
 
Believe it when I see it. Approaching two years later and it's not like they have made good on promises or made any headway on dealing with cheaters.

 
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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
19. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 16, 2015, 00:41 Krovven
 
Esoteric wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 21:21:
Krovven wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 19:28:
I simply can't take Steam's rapid growth in the last year or so seriously. How many of the accounts are 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) accounts for one person to farm cards in these ARG games to sell for free money?


Huh? What do you mean? You can't get cards in F2P games without spending 10 bucks in them first.

I didn't say anything about f2p games. Open 10 accounts, have them all macro'd to play the stupid Monster game...get cards. Sell, free money. This wouldn't be the first ARG that has been manipulated in such a way either. Think it was the Xmas sale where shit was so bad with the new gem system they had to shut it down the first day and make changes because people were manipulating the system to get 100's of thousands of gems to get free games.

As for kids joining enmasse, highly doubt it. Not at the rate Steam has been growing. Just because one person the other day posted that some kids at a park said they were playing ARK on Steam doesn't mean they are flooding to Steam all of a sudden.

Unfortunately we'll never know the truth one way or another.

Some games when they go on sale are cheaper than their cards are worth on the Marketplace. There are several ways people are making money off Steam. This leads to artificial growth.

Looking at Steam user growth graphs, hard to deny there has been a much sharper spike in growth since the introduction of the Marketplace compared to the rate of growth before that.

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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
16. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 15, 2015, 19:28 Krovven
 
I simply can't take Steam's rapid growth in the last year or so seriously. How many of the accounts are 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) accounts for one person to farm cards in these ARG games to sell for free money?

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 17:01 Krovven
 
Steam Community is still available for Darkbase 01 http://steamcommunity.com/app/358480

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 16:50 Krovven
 
I picked up Metro Redux Bundle and happy I did. I never did finish Metro 2033 because of several factors, ran like crap and was jittery, lighting was horrible and made it hard to see anything, animations were often jarring, etc.

I played through almost half of 2033 just last night and I didn't want to stop. Sun had already been up an hour when I forced myself to turn it off and goto bed.

Find a comparison video to see the differences.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2015, 01:58 Krovven
 
A few years ago I bought a multi tool that I just keep in the driver use door panel. Mainly bought it because I had moved to an area with a lot of water with narrow dark roads. Has a tip for breaking glass, a cutter for cutting the seat belt and a flashlight and strobe. $10  
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