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Signed On Oct 17, 2003, 03:30
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News Comments > Steam Gifting/Trading Region Locks
10. Re: Steam Gifting/Trading Region Locks Dec 20, 2013, 15:09 Krovven
It's kinda hard to blame them from trying to protect their products. But this is one game that has been tagged, let's not freak out over it. Region blocking is nothing new to Steam. The fact that people were able to work around it for many years now, was a bonus.

Using the Chrome Steam Extension, everyone can see that Russian prices are generally 50% less than the US price (despite idiots here blindly posting otherwise and quickly correcting themselves). Some people take advantage of that, ruining it for others.

Take a visit to the Steam Trading forums...there are MANY users that have hundreds/thousands of games in their inventories they are re-selling.

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News Comments > CONSORTIUM Next Month
5. Re: CONSORTIUM Next Month Dec 19, 2013, 19:51 Krovven
Asmo wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 19:30:
Valve: "Please don't release a new game during our attempts to sell Left4Dead 2 kthx..."

L4D and L4D2 are my two most played games, behind Civ5, with Skyrim quickly closing the gap considering I just got it a month ago.

L4D Versus mode is a lot of fun. Many of us from Blues have a lot of hours playing together. It's a nice change from straight deathmatch shooters. Playing as Infected is the draw for me. Games can vary from slowly beating down the Survivors, killing one off at a time, or getting a quick killing blow with everyone getting their targets.

There are a lot of people in pub games though that really do Rage, blaming everyone and they are usually the problem. Sometimes the enemy team is just really good. But yea, people Rage. Exit>Quick Match is a good way to find a better game.

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News Comments > CONSORTIUM Next Month
4. Re: CONSORTIUM Next Month Dec 19, 2013, 19:42 Krovven
Yea, don't want to release when people are looking to spend their money...

Depending on price, I may have grabbed it. I missed out on the Kickstarter and had voted for it on Greenlight.

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News Comments > Dying Light Nighttime Trailer
12. Re: Dying Light Nighttime Trailer Dec 18, 2013, 07:05 Krovven
I enjoyed DI and DI Riptide. Far from perfect, but they got the melee combat fun enough for me. I'm interested in Dying Light and also Hellraid, both look like a stupid amount of fun.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Walking Dead: Season 2
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Walking Dead: Season 2 Dec 18, 2013, 02:51 Krovven
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 22:55:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 20:20:
Got it on Steam on a sale long long ago - got it for free on Vita (season 1) - I'll wait for the same....

How? Did they have it on PS Plus and I missed it?

Vita bundle.

I'm really looking forward to the next season of Walking Dead...but I'll wait till all the chapters are out. I don't think I'd have enjoyed it as much if I had to take long breaks between each episode, I'm playing for the story, not the gameplay.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
36. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2013, 01:49 Krovven
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 00:23:

Now that I'm looking at it, I don't see Dragon Age on there anywhere? Wasteland 2 is #3 and it goes on down the rest as shown in the post except with CS:GO at the end. Weird.

It shows Dragon Age at #3 for me at that link. I wonder if it's region related.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2013, 01:47 Krovven
Domgrief wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 00:09:
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 15, 2013, 21:30:
Nope... How many times must it be explained that these Top 10 lists are based on weekly revenue flowing through Steam?

Probably about once for everyone who visits the comments of a "Steam Top 10" post here, then wonders how it all works. I certainly can't see it documented anywhere except in forum footnotes, and that's for Valve's "Top Sellers" list and may not be exactly the same as whichever report Blue is looking at.

It says right at the top of the news feed.

"The top selling games on Steam by revenue for the week"
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs
39. Re: MechWarrior Online's $500 Gold Mechs Dec 14, 2013, 22:44 Krovven
They have every right to try this business model. The problem is the people that buy into it.

Not interested in MechWarrior Online or any other game that does this kind of thing.
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Dec 14, 2013, 22:29 Krovven
Blue wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 10:10:
nin wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 00:37:
Prez wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 00:30:
It's fairly new but I get the feeling the middling reviews hurt sales.

Whole team got axed.

Is our slightly klugy search system the reason when things like this come up that people end up referring to stories on other sites rather than when it was reported here? I see it happen fairly often, so I'm thinking this is something I should concern myself with.

Unfortunately I think that is true. I rarely use the Blues Search itself. But honestly, that's more a product of Google and Chrome. I just do a search right to my address bar rather than use just about any websites own search, except forums. Throw the website name into that topic search and I get what I want from a specific site.

You are an aggregate site after all. You are usually referencing to other websites in your briefs.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
20. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 22:15 Krovven
robdot wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 18:44:
Yea, your right.its my fault my grandkids don't give a fuck about some movie, from the fucking 70"s. You know what else they didn't watch? That 70"s show. You know what else they don't give a fuck about? Mario, Zelda, or Nintendo.

Calm down there gramps. Don't take it so personally. I wasn't trying to insult you.

If your grandkids don't know Star Wars, have never seen it, etc...sit down and watch it with them. That's what we are supposed to do. Introduce them to to great things that they weren't around for. There is the Star Wars animated series, there is more coming out, even a live action show on Netflix is coming...and oh yea, more movies within a year and a half. *Hopefully they are better than Ep I-III.*

If they have and don't care, kids like different things, from different era's. There are plenty of people out there that don't like Star Wars, I'm sure you'd find a few on here too. Hell, while Mario holds a special place in my past...I haven't cared about a Mario or Zelda game since SNES days. Blasphemy to some. I'd play them, but I'm not willing to buy a console I don't like just to play them.
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
8. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 17:02 Krovven
robdot wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 15:28:
The world has moved on from Mario and Zelda.your not gonna move consoles by bundling an old Zelda title. My grandkids could not care less about Zelda, or Mario, they barely even know who that is. My grandkids have never seen, Star Wars, they don't know who yoda is. Or Luke. Or Han Solo.

That would be your fault for not showing it to them.

Nintendo needs to stop making hardware and sell their games on other platforms.

The Wii was a joke and they just managed to sucker millions of mom's into buying the system. Then they never bought any more games. Third-party attach rate to the Wii was horrendous. This is why third parties aren't making games for the Wii U.

Personally I hope the Wii U crashes and burns so Nintendo will put their games out on other platforms that I actually want to use.
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Early Access This Week
19. Re: Wasteland 2 Early Access This Week Dec 13, 2013, 17:42 Krovven
Lord Tea wrote on Dec 13, 2013, 08:52:
On a side note: The Beta is absolutely unplayable on my 2009 Dell laptop (i7 quad @ 1.6 GHz, Radeon HD5400, 4 Gb RAM), the fps is down to ~5, on lowest settings, 1680/1050. I doubt there will be a quantum leap in performance for the final version, so this game is going to need a pretty decent machine to run smoothly.

You aren't even close to minimum specs currently listed on Steam for the beta. "Processor: Dual Core 3.0GHz or equivalent processor "

Dual core 3.0GHz...jesus. They better get that toned down to at least 2.0. Absolutely ridiculous that an overhead turn based RPG would need a 3.0GHz processor at this point.

At my $15 backing, waiting for final release, and hope it's playable on my aging machine.

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News Comments > Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Closed Beta
1. Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Closed Beta Dec 12, 2013, 20:59 Krovven
Also, anyone can try the 2.01 patch on the PTR.

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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in Winter Sale
51. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 18:32 Krovven
Grabbed Dungeon Keeper 2. Already have a CD version, but using the official patches the DirectX version doesn't work on my machine. I can't stand playing in Software mode.

We'll see if this works, if not I can get my $3 back now, lol.

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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in April
64. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in April Dec 11, 2013, 18:37 Krovven
BitWraith wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 16:27:
Axis wrote on Dec 11, 2013, 16:18:
'Cartoony' in eq wasn't silly, it was designed to look serious and realistic as possible at the time.

Sorry I'm still not buying this. I was there. Everything looked like this:

And at the time, it was state-of-the art 3D graphics. There was nothing even close to it on the market for MMO's at the time EQ launched. I remember the day when I first started to play EQ. I was playing Ultima IV Ascension (Collectors Edition) and thinking how cool is this, but it's buggy and runs like shit, even on my then top of the line system. It was like playing a way better version of Ultima Online, but a lot of things just weren't there. Anyways, my roommate at the time was playing EverQuest, trying to get me to buy it and play with him and a couple other of our friends. I'd watch him in EQ, play Ultima and I dropped Ultima and never went back. Spent 4 years off and on in EQ.

I'm basically done with MMO's. So much better stuff to play that isn't going to cost me an on-going fee or try to nickel and dime me to death. I will go into LOTR Online now and then. But 3 times now I go through the starting ground, get to level 10 or so and stop playing.

Currently living in Skyrim since Batman gifted it to me (thanks again bud). With Skyrim though I'd have stopped playing a long time ago if I had to play the game without mods. I simply can't imagine having to play Skyrim vanilla.

My history with Bethesda's games dating back to Daggerfall has been, I love the idea and so much of the world they create, but they fall far short in functionality and implementation. I simply stopped buying their games at least at full price and at launch. Wait 2 years and let the mod community fix the game first. Bethesda needs to hire someone that is a master in User Interface design, so you don't have to spend hours navigating their horrid interface to do things like crafting. Even dating back to Daggerfall, their controls were awful and if I recall they had poor custom keybind support. Hardcoded keys and such.

Anyways, after this round-about related blathering...I have basically zero interest in Elder Scrolls Online. Skyrim will do me for now and I'm considering trying Fallout New Vegas (I didn't like Fallout 3, largely due to VATS). My understanding is there is a crosshairs option now and completely going without VATS. And I might be able to fix the game with the Nexus Mod community again.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2013, 23:07 Krovven
They shouldn't have promoted Heists as being a feature in the Online mode, prior to releasing the game. It was very misleading considering they won't even make it in until 2014.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Dec 5, 2013, 19:29 Krovven
Yea "unknowns" is a stretch. As others mentioned Ben Foster is the biggest name on that list and has done some great work over the years. he is an 'A lister'. Dominic Cooper also has had some big roles.

Robert Kazinsky being best known as Warlow in Season 4 of True Blood and his role in Pacific Rim.

And Travis Fimmel from Vikings. If you haven't watched the first season of the show Vikings, do yourself a favor and seek it out! Second season is coming soon.

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News Comments > New PAYDAY 2 DLC
6. Re: New PAYDAY 2 DLC Dec 5, 2013, 19:13 Krovven
Seems to be the way most companies are trying to go. Gouge their fans for DLC. While I'm not opposed to paid DLC, or even this specifically being paid DLC, $5 is too much for this. Do devs really think that people are incapable of rationalizing value on content? Granted, a lot of people are not, or just have enough disposable income that the price is not a factor.

I'll be waiting to get this for $1.50 or $2.

The actor they are using in the marketing splash for this, he has been around for 20 years, usually in just small roles here and there. I can't remember his name and I'm drawing a complete blank on anything specific he has been in...except he was the dancer in this video with Alanis Morissette

Was he in the game as a character before? I haven't played the game that much and there is lots I haven't seen.
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Dec 4, 2013, 19:11 Krovven
I could be mistaken, but I believe the EA Origin refund policy only applies to EA published games and not games published by a third party, ie: not Warner Bros or Ubisoft games on Origin.

This policy also only came about after the massive cluster fuck of a launch that was SimCity and again only because of the massive shit storm EA was facing from their customers.

On Steam, you can already get refunds with no questions asked for pre-order games that have not yet released. There have also been several examples of games being released in such a poor state that refunds have been granted post-release and sometimes the game pulled entirely from Steam.

From a consumer doesn't pay to buy games at launch any more. Wait a week, month, or even two, see what feedback is and the game will likely be available for half the price anyways. As for the pre-order bonuses, they are often sold as DLC, so you can still get that content (and cheaper) after release.

Would it be nice to see Steam loosen up their refund policy post-release, sure. But it really is kind of unrealistic to do the abuse of it that would ensue.

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News Comments > Stratego Games Planned
5. Re: Stratego Games Planned Dec 4, 2013, 19:02 Krovven
I remember liking the Stratego board game as a kid. Playing it again a couple years ago and trying the video game version somewhere along the way...the game is shallow and quite frankly boring.

So many other excellent strategy board games out there, there is no reason to play Stratego.

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