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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 17, 2012, 23:14 wtf_man
 
WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange plans to run for Australian Senate next year

Imagine all the dirt that's gonna be dug up on this guy!

What goes around comes around... especially when campaigning for an office!
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 PC Features
9. Re: Borderlands 2 PC Features Mar 16, 2012, 18:36 wtf_man
 
If I can turn off the fucking CEL-SHADING OUTLINES... I'm in.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
26. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 13:10 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 13:07:
Err, not really. Paypal would let them take whatever "pre-sale" percentage they want, all Paypal cares about is getting their own fee. Considering most other funding companies want a percentage of ownership I think a 5% is pretty reasonable, they facilitate the whole thing.

What I meant is that probably KickStarter and Amazon have some sort of exclusive agreement. Amazon wouldn't want PayPal muscling in on their portion of the "take".
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
34. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 13:05 wtf_man
 
BETHESDA IS NOT MAKING THIS MMO.
GET THAT THROUGH YOUR THICK FUCKIN' SKULLS!

Bethesda's Parent Company, and a totally DIFFERENT studio, are the ones that are making it.

The headline should read: "Zenimax Online Studios will announce...", not "Bethesda Softworks will announce".

Hell, the single player Studio isn't even Bethesda Softworks anymore... it's Bethesda Game Studios.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
24. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 12:58 wtf_man
 
Techie714 wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 12:35:
Most people have an Amazon account, It's not a big deal.

While that may be true... the reason they don't offer something like PayPal has more to do with Kickstarter taking 5%, and Amazon taking another 3%-5% of a funded project.

So, DoubleFine already lost close to $330K of that 3.3 Million. The add in whatever their costs are for the "Rewards"
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 11:53 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:36:
In Arena, the provinces were an empty flat stretch of land with an occasional village on it. That's not going to cut it anymore in an MMO. People now want eye candy.

Well, I was talking about the lore, the races, and the associated architecture. I think it's far from "generic", especially when you look at the Medieval-Alien style of Morrowind.

The graphics, of course, would have to be more modern.

Creston wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:36:
Somehow I doubt Bethesda would build every province of Tamriel for an MMO if they have to give it the same level of detail as Oblivion/Skyrim. It'd take them 20 years.

Creston

Well... we won't know until it comes out. Totally different Studio... Totally different Engine. I would imagine that they would re-use some of the assets from the last 3 TES games (From the source 3D Studio Max formats) to provide some familiarity.... but then there are still 6 more Provinces to cover.... and both Morrowind and Oblivion didn't cover the complete provinces. Skyrim is about as close as we have gotten to a "Complete Province".

This comment was edited on Mar 16, 2012, 12:00.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
18. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 11:36 wtf_man
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 11:22:
I thought I just read that they weren't really all that interested in doing MMOs. I think this rumor is bogus. I hope it is too.

You are confusing the in-house Bethesda developers, with the parent company, Zenimax.

Bethesda Game Studios has no interest in creating an MMO, nor a multi-player version of TES, for that matter. They only make Single Player games.

However, obviously Zenimax sees the property as making a good MMO.

Regardless of this announcement rumor... Zenimax IS working on an MMO... there's no doubt about that. Whether it's a TES MMO or not... we'll just have to see. But there's a high probability that it is.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
12. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 11:31 wtf_man
 
It's done, guys. I'm a backer, now.

Thanks for the push off the fence.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
8. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 11:12 wtf_man
 
Yakubs wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 10:55:
What's the big decision? Do you like RPGs? Then back it.

Do you think Mass Effect 3 is a good RPG? Then don't back it.

/ROFL

Ok... I'll back it.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
13. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 11:04 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 10:52:
I love the Elder Scrolls series, but for an MMO it seems to be about as generic a fantasy world as you can get...

Creston

Actually, Arena (The first TES Game) featured all the provinces of Tamriel, and it's fairly diverse. I would imagine that an MMO would feature all the provinces as well.

Techie714 wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 10:53:
I have a feeling this is something WAY different than what every one thinks it is. Could be a Facebook game or something on a smaller scale. I would be surprised to see a full blown AAA MMO announced from Bethesda just after the launch of Skyrim.

Uhm, no. They bought the Hero Engine (Same as SW:TOR) back in 2006 or 2007... so they have been working on it for quite a while, already. Matt Frior from Mythic, heads the Zenimax Online Studios. So... a totally different Studio has been working on this, for years, already... and probably has at least a couple of more years to go. Tamrieal is a big world, if you go by the size of single provinces such as Skyrim, Morrowind, and Cyrodiil.

http://images.uesp.net/b/b1/Arena-Map.jpg
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 10:44 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 10:39:
Another MMO, just what we need

Well... since they are only going to possibly "announce it" in May... I'd have to guess that it's still a long ways off.

I hope they take more notes from Guild Wars 2 then WoW... because that's the business model to follow... and probably the gameplay model as well.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near
2. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarted; OS X and Linux Thresholds Near Mar 16, 2012, 10:40 wtf_man
 
I'm on the fence about backing this one. I never played the first one, yet I like old-school PC games that are modernized for today's resolutions and OS's (they don't necessarily have to be graphical masterpieces.. but not pre-millenium either).

Anyone have any experiences with the first game that would convince me to back this project?
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch
5. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Beta Patch Mar 16, 2012, 10:31 wtf_man
 
Rhino wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 10:26:
Likewise, to be honest. Maybe somebody who plays melee more could shed some light, but it just strikes me as potentially annoying unless it's rare.

I play melee.

It only happens when you crit and the damage is enough to kill the enemy. As you add skill perks (for me, 1h), you will crit a little more often, but the kill cams are really not all that annoying to me. I guess if you buff up with all kinds of potions, enchantments, etc. to make them happen almost constantly... it would be over the top.

If you don't like them... I believe there is a mod on Skyrim Nexus to disable them.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May?
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls MMOG Announcement in May? Mar 16, 2012, 10:24 wtf_man
 
Heh... I kept saying back when Bethesda and Interplay were having their litigation that the MMO they were working on was NOT Fallout, but most likely a TES MMO.

Looks like it that will be confirmed soon.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs
64. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 16, 2012, 09:13 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Mar 16, 2012, 08:48:
I see your point about the engine but Bethesda licensed the engine as well, it wasn't an inhouse creation.

Bethesda only licenses the Rendering Engine (Gamebryo). Everything else is in-house. (Radiant AI, Dialog and Quest Engines, etc.) You cannot build a Fallout 3 or TES game with Gamebryo, alone.

That is why they claim Skyrim is a "new engine", while the rendering engine is still a tweaked Gamebryo engine. They just happen to think all of their in-house engines plus a tweaked Gamebryo engine = One big RPG engine.

I won't debate whether that thinking is correct... but the bottom line is pretty much all Obsidian had to do was come up with the content.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs
3. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 15, 2012, 21:01 wtf_man
 
As the Ars Technica article describes... many publishers do this.

Why linking developer bonuses to Metacritic...

It's stupid... but apparently an industry standard.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2012, 22:42 wtf_man
 
Sweeney 'doesn't see' top-end browser games replacing consoles.

Because tablets that can wirelessly stream to the TV... is what will replace consoles.
(Example: iPad with Apple TV using "airplay"... of course there will be some Android equivalent eventually).

~The games are cheap.
~The accelerometer + some screen real-estate for touch buttons makes a decent controller.
~As the player, you can watch the tablet or the TV
~onlookers vane watch the TV.
~Tablets are finally getting above 1080p resolution (Ipad 3 for now, Android soon)
~You ca take your games with you when you travel.

There's no need for a Wii U console, since popular tablets will be able to do the same thing.
As for a new XBox or Playstation... there might be one last model squeezed out before tablet technology completely obliterates them, IMO.

Watching the console kiddies squirm, as their platform of choice gets less and less attention, will make me smile.
 
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News Comments > The Boondock Saints Game Official
2. Re: The Boondock Saints Game Official Mar 12, 2012, 10:13 wtf_man
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m-G9vrgPLk

Is it Dead?
 
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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
9. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 10:10 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 12, 2012, 09:41:
Dont they mean Craptacular?? Apart from the visually impressive Cryengine3 their games are fucking stupid and score a big fat 0 gameplaywise.

I liked the first Far Cry, but that's about it. And yeah... it would have been better without the mutants towards the end.
 
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News Comments > Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit
6. Re: Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit Mar 9, 2012, 20:22 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 18:25:
Respawn Entertainment is operating and working on something for EA that many think will be revealed at E3 this year.

The something = Call of Battlefield: Modern Duty

Those idiots don't know how to make anything else.
 
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