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Signed On Oct 31, 2003, 19:46
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News Comments > Crytek to Repair Reputation with "Really High Quality Games"
25. Re: Crytek to Repair Reputation with Aug 19, 2014, 13:43 4D-Boxing
InBlack wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 09:27:
High Quality Games?! Ha! Yerli has a sense of humour! Who would have thought?

Wow! So they realized that selling shoddy products is bad for business. Telling the world about their lack of common sense is supposed to improve things.
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News Comments > Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner
3. Re: Evolve is Big Gamescom Winner Aug 16, 2014, 10:56 4D-Boxing
Redmask wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 10:12:
I played the alpha and would caution people to ignore the marketing surrounding this game and lower their expectations, they have a lot of work to do. The gameplay has the potential to be interesting but its bogged down in a mess of technical problems and balance issues. The core gun play just isn't very fun or interesting either. You essentially just chase a player controlled monster around in a large level which loses its novelty quickly. They added in a few different game modes to try and mix things up, the one I played the monster has to destroy a power station after leveling up a few times which is a bit ridiculous. The different classes are interesting but it will require a high level of cooperation to use them all effectively so make sure you're playing with people you know.

The CryEngine doesn't feel well used here, the visual fidelity isn't what you see in the marketing, load times are insanely long (even for an unoptimized alpha) and it just had a very clunky feel. The levels are almost a bit too large, you lose some of the tension from hunting a player when you spend 90% of your time running/jetting back and forth.

I read that it got delayed and I hope they use the extra time to polish things up because it really needs it.

Thanks for the info, thats exactly what i was worried about. I would prefer multiple 4 player teams against 1 whatever... but then there is a chance that the 1 squad could be favored by the one large monster thus messing up games.
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Trailers
17. Re: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt Trailers Aug 14, 2014, 13:36 4D-Boxing

You've resumed my biggest issue with the sequel. Loved the game like you alluded to fights depended on fighting the controls to beat the enemy.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 4, 2014, 14:01 4D-Boxing
Redmask wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 10:57:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 06:03:
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2014, 12:18:
Guess Divinity is the new skyrim. Congrats to them!

I like rpgs, but did not like divinity. I don't see what all the excitement is about. I thought the controls were horrid. Story mediocre. Second time I have been burned this month, also was burned on Habitat.

The controls are fine, the camera is what sucks. It frequently adjusts itself while you're making choices and that combined with animation frames being a bit weird means you end up misclicking through no fault of your own.

It is a weird game. There are some parts of it that are great but others you just shake your head at. I think it redeems itself mainly through nostalgia and execution. It's not a bad game but I wouldn't call it a particularly good one either. It is the kind of game that we would have roasted 10 years ago but now our standards are different because we get so few games like it.

Yes the game isn't perfect but the best experience in years all genre included. The no hand holding and the fact that its not linear will be a turn off for many used to the spoon feeding approach of the last decade. The camera has issues but switching to the strategic top down helps in problematic areas. Turned based is fine, the original Dragon Age 1 was a good compromise and many played it almost turned based style without realizing it. No fillers in the game unless you can't follow up or find the story without the game indicating them on a map. Enjoying this more than witcher 2.. Have notplayed dota, diablo etc so i may be off with my praise.
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
18. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 22, 2014, 02:00 4D-Boxing
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 20:45:

Exactly! They had a mandate and objectives and failed to meet those objectives. Now they will change their name and target another platform (mobile) with the same objectives and mandate but reworded and a new name that they've announced lol. Don't they realize what they did?! Since marketing was what was missing from the PC market, lets just say this PR blunder explains why they were'nt successful.
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Beta Concludes
7. Re: Battlefield Hardline Beta Concludes Jun 26, 2014, 20:07 4D-Boxing
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 19:42:
Run speed/movement is designed for a slower tactical pace, but yet the rest of the game is high speed typical Battlefield.

20 bucks tops.

I read the same comments after downloading the Beta and gave before even trying it. Yes that sounds bad but each time i play bf4 i end up quitting 5min into the game. Its like soldiers are wearing skin tight jeans and cant side step anything, get stuck on invisible obstacles or better yet freeze when the i run into an enemy. Multiplayer FPS used to be a dime a dozen and now we cant even get polished titles or even a half decent title with a server browser. I'll prob go back to racing online to blow some steam after work... (my wheel is so old it wont work on anything older than win98..its been that long)
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Incoming
14. Re: Titanfall Patch Incoming Jun 26, 2014, 13:34 4D-Boxing
Seventyfive wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 12:48:
nin wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:54:
What happened to the guy proclaiming it was the best game evar?

That was me. I still think it's one of the best shooters ever but it's unfortunately attached the worst matchmaking systems ever and a non-existent server browser. I think the only hope now for a decent shooter will be the new UT considering BF4 was garbage, BFH beta was garbage, and the new COD is just Crysis of Duty.

The new UT is the only one that may live up to expectations. R6 Siege looked impressive but it may be a UBI title. We've all read the stuff they've done to Watchdog PC and will do to FarCry 4 PC..
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News Comments > DICE on Bad Company 3: "Wait and See"
16. Re: DICE on Bad Company 3: Jun 24, 2014, 12:17 4D-Boxing
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 12:05:
I'd really like to see a retail game akin to Bad Company 2 Vietnam. That expansion was so fucking awesome.

I agree and i would add that hardline should be an add on to BF4 the same way bfbc2 Vietnam was for bc2.
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Battlepack Sales
11. Re: Re:Star Wars: The Old Republic - Donít miss our Double XP Weekend: March 14 Ė 17 May 28, 2014, 18:34 4D-Boxing
@ Slick

A decades-old tradition that has angered gamers from day one (remember road to rome etc..). Time doesn't lessen the anger. I doubt that you're trying to imply that time makes it more acceptable but your reply kind of gives that impression.

Thieves have been around for hundreds of years and getting robbed still pisses people off. Bottom line, things cost more and more with time and we seem to get less and less for the $ spent. If they charged more for the same amount of content ok but we seem to get less content and a less polished end product. If this was the auto industry... well you know where I'm going with all this..
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Adds "Extreme" Frame Rate Support
19. Re: Titanfall Patch Adds May 13, 2014, 13:48 4D-Boxing
Creston wrote on May 13, 2014, 13:10:
Brumbek wrote on May 13, 2014, 13:06:
Bottom line: try a 120/144Hz monitor and it will blow you away and you won't ever want to go back to a lame 60Hz.

I did try one, and honestly, while it is very nice, I didn't feel it was worth the substantial difference in price.

I have to agree, I'll take 2560x1600 @60hz over 1080p @ 120hz. Now if they could just settle on a new standard for connectors/cables we could have that today.

Oops forgot to add... server browser lol
Based on the interest or number of comments did this game die like Hawke?
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News Comments > Tales from the Borderlands Gives Shooter Loot
19. Re: Tales from the Borderlands Gives Shooter Loot May 6, 2014, 14:01 4D-Boxing
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2014, 04:15:
Fantaz wrote on May 6, 2014, 00:48:
it seems adventure games are making a rival now. in the next few years point and click games will become as trendy as MOBAs are now. lately it looks like FPS games are heading on their way out and RPG/adventure games are in unlike how the gaming landscape was a decade ago.

"[...] And the loot; donít forget the loot!" ... "The loot you grab in Tales will be available to use in other areas of the Borderlands franchise"

^ they mention the loot, but what kind of loot are we gonna be getting? will it work for the Vita version?

I'm glad adventure games are making a comeback. Good storytelling never goes out of style, it's just that someone had to figure out how to update them for current audiences. And they aren't trendy like MOBAs. In five years, MOBAs will be relegated to a hardcore niche audience and the vast majority of them will be gone from the earth. Yet, I'm buying Broken Sword games for my daughter who loves them.

Also, FPS games are hardly fading, they're maturing and getting deeper. Look at the fantastic FPSs that have come out in the past couple of years: BS Infinite, FC3, Metro LL, Dishonored, ArmA 3, all different play styles in unique environments. Even BF4 with it's faults is an amazing accomplishment. And look at the rise of survival FPS games like DayZ and Rust.

IMHO, borderlands 2 and far cry 3 where considerably better than their predecessors but became tedious very quickly. Metro LL was good but in terms of adventure, Stalker is still a way better experience despite the bugs and flaws. The standalone lost alpha is probably going to be the best title I've played since the last Watcher game. In terms of FPS, best since bfbc2 Vietnam and the last Deus Ex. Yes, taste is relative, subjective etc...

I made the mistake of buying a good weapon early in fc3 and the game became to easy. Loot was a waist of time. I just overloaded my wallet and had to buy all maps and junk to make room. Borderland 2 almost the same story but the caustic caverns where fun. After that I just waited for similar gear with better specs to reduce ammo usage. Used grenades to heal and turrets if dealing with never ending hoards.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution UE4 Video
9. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution UE4 Video Apr 30, 2014, 13:48 4D-Boxing
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 13:35:
Ahh-mazing! I love that futuristic modular design. Love the color scheme too. Can't wait to see some UE4 games that look like this.

Ditto but I wonder if we can have this level of detail combined with destructible environment...

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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Servers Upgraded to Address Lag
16. Re: Battlefield 4 Servers Upgraded to Address Lag Apr 25, 2014, 13:50 4D-Boxing
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 25, 2014, 10:14:
BF3 finally got ground combat right. BF4 is pretty solid, but if your whining about Origin, it's no different from Steam.

True but I think people are complaining about the implementation. Then again, I may be wrong. Anyways Origin is as good as Uplay IMHO. Better implementation than GFWL but not as well implemented as Steam. Updates take way to long and to my knowledge, no voice chat support a la Steam...
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Released
13. Re: Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Released Apr 16, 2014, 13:58 4D-Boxing
DangerDog wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 03:11:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 00:22:
Still rather tired of being killed a second or two after I get behind cover.

From watching some youtube videos on the netcode issues it seems that what's really holding it back is the bandwidth limitations that microsoft employes on consoles through xbox live, if they were to increase the tick rate on the servers the bandwith requirements would go beyond what's allowed.

I'm sure server hosting services wouldn't be too happy about it either. DICE is pretty much finished with Battlefield 4, the DLC is now being made by EA LA.

Very informative reply. Brings me back to what I've been asking for a while, the old school approach of having server clients and pc gamers host or rent servers would alleviate the issue and save the publishers money
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
22. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 8, 2014, 13:40 4D-Boxing
Steele Johnson wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 13:28:
Why is that a problem? Everyone is moving to digital distribution whether you like it or not. Get over it and welcome to 2010.

OMG! Don't make it so easy for keyboard warriors to rip you a new virtual one. Its not about digital distribution its about Uplay aka GFWL little sister lol.
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Fixes and Server Upgrades Planned
21. Re: Battlefield 4 Rubber Banding Fixes and Server Upgrades Planned Apr 3, 2014, 14:06 4D-Boxing
Tumbler wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 16:38:
The game works ok now but I struggle to have any fun when I play. Loaded it up the other night to try this mode and it doesn't change much. Doesn't feel like titan mode in 2142 to me. It plays like the conquer mode where you take the check points but instead of a number ticking down it's a picture of your carrier. When that runs out the carrier is breached. You can parachute down over the carrier at that point but it's not a very interesting thing to fight over.

I remember Titan mode in 2142 has AA guns, you had to fly a drop ship over, there were crazy fire fights. This feels tacked on. The carrier feels open and empty in most places. It doesn't feel like a carrier or even a large naval ship when you're inside. The geometry is extremely simple. Large box like open areas, long square corridor. It's dull and empty.

I'll give it another shot but so far pretty lame. It's what you'd expect from a studio that doesn't care about this franchise anymore. All the dlc's been shit in my opinion. The core maps are decent but everything beyond that lacks that same quality.

My gut is saying that as soon as DICE got that Battlefront licensed deal they just said, "Fuck BF4, everyone start working on this. Put a bow on it and ship it, that thing is done."

well said, I have to approach most matches as a single player sandbox game to have fun.

Appalled that new titles keep taking backwards steps and that half backed basic features from the 90s are sold as dlc...

Someone needs to kickstart a pc fps and inject life into the genre like Chris Roberts did with SC for space sims.
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator
12. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts - Devastation Trailer Confirms Predator Mar 31, 2014, 18:20 4D-Boxing
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 15:17:
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 15:13:
This franchise has officially jumped the shark.
Don't give them any ideas.
Next DLC Sharknado!!

You read my mind with the dlc comment lol.
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News Comments > "Several" Unannounced UE4 Games in Development; UT Not One of Them
21. Re: Mar 21, 2014, 13:49 4D-Boxing
I totally understand point of view now and often have the same feeling. Glory days of fps are long gone. Those with twitch skills are old like myself and don't represent the target audience.

We may be old and irrelevant to some extent but the skills remain and younger players try to camp corners making them easy pray lol. I confess to warming up with a game or two of CoD4 deathmatch before jumping into bf4 to forget about work.

Back to work...
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News Comments > "Several" Unannounced UE4 Games in Development; UT Not One of Them
11. Re: Mar 20, 2014, 14:18 4D-Boxing
Well said Beamer.. I was shocked when I read hobeaux statement. With all due respect dude's logic reminds me of the an apple vs android thread...

Anyways, like others said, just remake Ut99. Devs have not shown me that they are really ready for anything more complex...see bf4 threads.
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News Comments > Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters
40. Re: Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters Mar 13, 2014, 13:56 4D-Boxing
Well said, the community does a good job addressing issues. Since plain deathmatch is hard to find, I reinstalled and play the old CoD4 just for that. With old school dedicates servers and I see less chewing than in recent MP titles such bf3 &4. I would think that the old school approach would be cheaper on top of offering a better experience at least on my end.

Yeah its all been said before and probe besides the point but I'm sick of seeing gaming go backwards. Removing basic features is now modernization. Someone needs to release an old school fps that way the new generation of gamers won't fall for all the hype. I ve had 20 year olds poke fun at my server browser comments by saying I'm old and can't adapt to the modern tech just like old folks crying the start menus I win8 lol..
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