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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released
28. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released Jul 24, 2013, 04:22 Krovven
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 03:26:
Prez wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 23:16:
About Alien 3: 20 years on and I'm still asking how that fucking alien pod got on the Sulaco...

The Queen brought it along, or rather she probably laid it somewhere in the shuttle before the big boss battle at the end of Aliens (that sounds fucking corny as hell now that Ive read it aloud)

I dont get the hate for A3. I really dont. Most of it is completely sentimental bullshit hate thats got everything to do with Hicks and Newt dying off and nothing at all to do with the merits of the movie itself. I thought A3 was just as brilliant as the first two films.

The egg was silly, as it made no sense as to how it got there. In Aliens the Queen hitched a ride on the drop ship and upon boarding the Sulaco the Queen never left the hanger. And how exactly would the Queen even fit into the escape pod? It was tiny.

I played and finished the Stasis Interrupted DLC tonight and it was quite good. Better than the main game campaign. It attempts to explain the Hicks story and is almost plausible, aside from a few bumps.

ACM DLC spoiler text for the Hicks explanation:
According to the DLC, when Hicks was taken out of his tube there as a fight that ended up with a WeyYu soldier putting a Marine from the into Hicks tube.

Ripley already had the facehugger on her when the people were taking Hicks out. So no egg on the escape pod as in Aliens 3. A stray bullet shattered her tube glass, hitting the Facehugger and dropping acid on the pod and ship floor. This set off the alarm, pulling the cryo tubes into the escape pod and ejecting them.


So, the game is breaking what was already broken at the start of Alien 3. Aside from the whole egg thing at the start, I have always liked Alien 3, and even more after the work print cut. I thought it was a brave choice to kill off Hicks and Newt so they weren't trapped into telling a story about the 3 of them and make something very different. It could have been a lot better...but why would Fox choose to put a first time director in the seat of Aliens 3? David Fincher has done some great movies since then. But putting a first time director on that was a dumb decision.

Aliens 4...Joss Whedon says everything he wrote was interpreted all wrong and not how he envisioned it when it was written. I really liked City of Lost Children but it isn't known for it's great performances or it's story structure. I haven't really had interest in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's other films to make a further comparison.
It would be interesting to see a Joss Whedon made Aliens 4.

Between Aliens 4, AvP, AvP2, Prometheus, ACM and I'll even throw in Predators (Predator 2 was passable for the era)...the problem is Fox. They have seriously fucked up the entire Alien and related franchises.

This comment was edited on Jul 24, 2013, 04:32.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Greenlight Criticisms
10. Re: Valve on Greenlight Criticisms Jul 24, 2013, 02:07 Krovven
 
That doesn't mean they have stopped doing it themselves as well Dev. As already said by someone below...plenty of other indie games get through without going through Greenlight.

I've checked Greenlight just a few times and 99% of the crap submitted on Greenlight is garbage. And it was even worse before they put in the cost of submission.

I don't know about indies that had been published on Steam before and have now had to go through Greenlight. I'd be more curious to look at them on a case by case basis and see what the game(s) was. But if they aren't getting the votes to get them through on Greenlight...then I think the answer is kinda obvious.

I do think they need to separate completed games from incomplete and concept stage games. Seems ridiculous to put through an indie title that has barely started and won't even see a release for 1-2 years.


 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
16. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:28 Krovven
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:26:
If you were just worried about losing you may want to give it a go.

LOL. I have played it, I can play it...I just don't like it. Company of Heroes is more my style for MP PvP. However, I don't play that much either. RTS multiplayer is on the bottom of my priority list when it comes to games.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
13. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:12 Krovven
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:09:
SC2 is about the multiplayer.

Actually that's not all it's about. People like different things. Personally I have zero interest in the manic clickfest Starcraft multiplayer is.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
12. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:10 Krovven
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 13:50:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 13:42:
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 09:53:
It is your loss.

No, it really isn't. It's a formulaic retread of a game you already bought and paid for more than a decade ago. It isn't a good story nor is it even a decent continuation of the original storyline.

To be clear, you've never played and enjoyed 2 games of the same genre? You're such a snowflake.

Yea I do not get the mentality of "everything must be unique and ground breaking for it to be any good". It makes no sense and seems to me you'd go through life being pretty miserable with that expectation.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
10. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:07 Krovven
 
Xero wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 12:34:
3rd year anniversary and we still don't have the entire game, lol.

Ignorant troll comment.

Both WoL and HoS have more missions in each game than the original Starcraft had. All 3 races have been available in the game for multiplayer and modding since WoL original release. The HoS campaign isn't even a copy paste of the level up/skills structure of WoL.

Then there is Arcade mode, which has all the mods, solo, coop and multiplayer...and so many good ones! Some created by Blizzard. I don't play the game nearly as much as I would like to. I bounce from games leaving them incomplete all the time. I finished WoL and halfway through another playthrough. And I'm about 3/4 of the way through HoS. Friends and I load up coop Arcade mods every now and then and it's great.

I don't even touch the PvP and bought both games at full price and I don't regret it at all. I can see $80 buy-in price being a little steep for someone, but when they go on sale, it should be a must buy. Unless of course you never liked the original Starcraft.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
7. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jul 22, 2013, 13:58 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 13:39:
I still don't think her character looks that much like Ellen Page but everyone else swears its true so I guess I'm just weird.

They redesigned her face because she looked even more like Ellen Page before. http://www.geekosystem.com/ellen-page-last-of-us/
The thing that people keep dismissing is that Ellie looks like a young Ashley Johnson with straight brown hair. But Ellen in her late teens/early twenties has a similar face to young teen Ashley.

As a fan of Deadwood, I was happy to see W. Earl Brown on the cast list.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Jul 22, 2013, 13:34 Krovven
 
Ouch, that's gonna upset a few people. Giana Sisters is on the Daily Deal sale for cheaper than it was during the Summer Sale.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
5. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jul 22, 2013, 13:32 Krovven
 
Verno wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 13:05:
I didn't bother using the Listen ability since it feels too much like cheating and that seems to have prepared me well for a Survivor run in my quest for the platinum trophy.

If I had a surround sound system and could crank it up (which would probably freak the shit out of me, and I don't spook easily) I could play without the Listen ability. Otherwise, I don't think I'd enjoy trying without it.

Verno wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 13:05:
Some of those split second, cut to black scenes are genuinely horrifying. Ellie's death sequences are especially gruesome because you have a lot of attachment there.

Indeed, I was shocked at some of the death scenes. Tomb Raider has some shocking death scenes, but they were also usually somewhat comical. The Last Of Us death scenes are just brutal.

It still tickles me that the little girl from Growing Pains plays Ellie
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
41. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 22, 2013, 13:23 Krovven
 
Armengar wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 10:46:
they dont need a marketplace at all, just allow people to "gift" or transfer a game from their list to another steam account. they dont need to provide a method for people to search for secondhand games.


Because you can guarantee that Valve and all the Publishers and Developers would be getting their cut from resales across the platform. That is the only way this will happen, if it happens at all. And I don't have a problem with that. They aren't going to allow straight trading between users. If companies were cool with that, DRM wouldn't exist.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
20. Re: On Sale Jul 22, 2013, 13:15 Krovven
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 08:57:
I broke my no uplay/no origin rule for Blood Dragon

I don't mind UPlay, basically because I get achievement points and I can use that to unlock free content. And the points carry forward, so if a game doesn't have a mission or some useful content (not just skins or an avatar) then I can save those points for another game. Likewise, I can play a Uplay game on my PS3 (Assassins Creed games) for Uplay points and unlock content on a PC game (Anno).

Without the bonus of the free content, I'd be annoyed with UPlay. But it's still a step up from Bioware Social, Rockstar Social, Origin, GFWL, etc.

 
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News Comments > Enhanced Steam Browser Plugin
17. Re: Enhanced Steam Browser Plugin Jul 22, 2013, 12:59 Krovven
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 09:41:
Someone posted that link about how much time you spend and how much money you spent? I was correct on the nuts. Steam says I have spent (for real) half of what that other program says I have spent.

Yea I noticed it wasn't accurate either, about a lot of things, making it kinda useless to me. It uses current prices instead of what you paid for the games from the Transaction History. But it wouldn't know what you paid for keys from other vendors...so not sure how they would deal with that.
 
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News Comments > Enhanced Steam Browser Plugin
16. Re: Enhanced Steam Browser Plugin Jul 22, 2013, 12:57 Krovven
 
Dev wrote on Jul 22, 2013, 09:29:
Steam isn't that great about removing items from it as you buy them.

It doesn't remove them if you are manually entering keys purchased from another site. Seems to only work if you are purchasing directly from within the Steam Client.

 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jul 22, 2013, 12:54 Krovven
 
I'm about half way through The Last of Us. Bought the day it came out and first play through is on Hard. Probably a bad choice, but I've figured things out for the most part. I've only had two play sessions so I haven't burned through it, as it certainly requires to be in the right mood and partly because I don't think I want it to end too quickly.  
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News Comments > New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced
47. Re: New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced Jul 21, 2013, 02:01 Krovven
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 01:43:
Everyone understands what it is, it doesn't make it a good label to use for content packs with videogames as it creates expectations and consumers aren't well known for reading fine print. I don't really care either way but it's easy to see why some people get miffed about it.

I don't think so. ItBurn's complaint and irrational justification of it is the first time I've ever seen someone suggest the title "Seasons Pass" was ambiguous enough to suggest they would get more than what was advertised.

Seasons Passes have been around for at least a few years now. It's not a new concept. If people buy something without reading what they are buying, that is their failure at common sense and not the name "Seasons Pass".

Are the skins they have released new content or just a quick unlock for those that want to pay? Are the skins the ones that drop in-game or have been given away as Shift codes or created new for sale? I wouldn't know as I generally don't care about skins especially not paying extra for them. I might change my look of character once and then never again, unless the outfit provides a stat bonus of some kind. In which case I don't care what I look like, I'll take the better stat.
 
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News Comments > New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced
44. Re: New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced Jul 21, 2013, 01:38 Krovven
 
A "season" of content is defined by what is advertised at the start. For TV shows it's sometimes 24 epidodes, or 23, or 16, or 12, or 10. Hell some shows seasons have been 7 or 8 episodes (see S5 of Breaking Bad).

The "season"'s worth of content for BL2 was defined when it was announced, which was 4 "episodes" of content. People even got a couple "special" episodes to go with it.

It's a simple concept.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 22:00 Krovven
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 21:56:
Aha, looks like the original Just Cause is $0.27 http://store.steampowered.com/app/6880/ - not sure if it's worth it, actually. Wasn't this the lousy port of the PS2 version? Although at that price, maybe it doesn't have to be good.

Based on comments in the Community Hub, you'd just be better off playing more JC2.

 
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News Comments > New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced
27. Re: New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced Jul 20, 2013, 20:52 Krovven
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 20:37:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 20:31:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 19:34:
Your opinion has been noted.
I still believe that naming it a SEASON pass and not giving you everything that was released during a SEASON, is bullshit.

It's not the first time Gearbox has done what some may call false advertising. They were actually sued for the Alien fiasco. But in the season pass case, it's entirely within the law. Doesn't make it moral.

Many other games from several different publishers do such DLC bundles in the same way... That is, offering major ones at a pre-order discount, instead of giving you EVERYTHING they release for one low price. Your problem lies with your own perception of what a "season pass" should be, and that it does not match up with standard, clearly advertised, industry practice. The solution? Don't buy a damned season pass, or if you do, don't complain about getting exactly what you paid for.

I'm all for voting with your wallet, but the other part doesn't make sense. Take the example of a political candidate. You may have voted for them, but that doesn't mean you can't complain about them.

It does if you voted for them based on the promises they made in the campaign and then are bitching about them regardless of the fact they fulfilled every promise (and more) they made.
 
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News Comments > New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced
24. Re: New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced Jul 20, 2013, 20:32 Krovven
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 20:01:
By your logic, if it was called "The every DLC ever pack", but when you read the description, it says you only get 4 specific DLC packs, it would be perfectly fine. It would be moral and done in good conscience by the developers and in no way an attempt to manipulate gamers into more sales.

You have no other argument, so you are turning to semantics over the title of "Seasons Pass". You really are sad. Doesn't matter what the title of the package is called, it's what is advertised as being in the package.

Are you one of those people that see's a "Lowest Prices Ever Furniture Sale", go buy something, then a year later when the price is lower, you go back and complain that you didn't pay the "Lowest Price Ever"?

You can't rationalize with the irrational.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 20:04 Krovven
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 19:34:
...and I just dug the NES and Atari out of the basement and set them up.....

...and that was the sound of the wife walking out the door

 
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