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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Wesp5's Patches And Kickstarter - Updated
17. Re: Wesp5's Patches And Kickstarter Apr 6, 2013, 11:24 wtf_man
 
Wesp5 wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 03:07:
Just to clear this up, I have nothing to do with the kickstarter. I just mentioned it to Blues, because it's home forum is the same Planet Vampire site that I use for my Bloodlines patches.

Thanks for the clarification and all the Bloodlines work.
 
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News Comments > Wesp5's Patches And Kickstarter - Updated
5. Re: Wesp5's Patches And Kickstarter Apr 5, 2013, 22:56 wtf_man
 
Starting as a Multiplayer game and having stretch goal 7 for single player?

Don't think this one will get funded.
I appreciate all his work on the Bloodlines patches, and would love to support him... but his game goals, unfortunately, are ass-backwards. (for me, and apparently a few others here)
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
22. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 5, 2013, 20:22 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 10:13:
wtf_man wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 09:01:
Definitely going PS4,unless they pull the some similar shit... Then I may just go with an HTPC to replace my smart blu-ray player.

HTPCs are a bit weird. Just be aware of the deficiencies with official content sources before you spend money. Getting everything going properly can be a bit of a pain if you aren't bringing your own content. Trying to get Amazon streaming, Netflix and Hulu to all co-operate isn't fun even on Windows where drivers are abundant, let alone adding PVR stuff and BD into the mix.

Yeah, that's why I'm hoping the PS4 will be the simple answer... and a few games wouldn't be bad either.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
16. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 5, 2013, 09:01 wtf_man
 
Definitely going PS4,unless they pull the some similar shit... Then I may just go with an HTPC to replace my smart blu-ray player.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 4, 2013, 10:12 wtf_man
 
If I'm *required* to purchase an XBox live subscription to use something like a Netflix app, and be online at all times (even to watch a Blu Ray), Microsoft can kiss my @ss, and I'll buy a PS4.

Of course if the PS4 pulls something similar, I'll buy neither... but I got the impression that PS4 wouldn't do that. We'll see.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011
44. Re: DOOM 4 Development Rebooted in 2011 Apr 4, 2013, 08:51 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 07:23:
Im pretty sure that we will see a Doom4 at some point, its a no brainer for Zenimax and id. However the quality of the game will definitely be very questionable to say the least.

I'd rather see a Doom Reboot.

Unlike the mods out there... a professional modern remake of Doom 1 and 2 in their latest engine (fixed,of course).

It probably wouldn't sell for $60, but it might get them pointed in the right direction to go back to their roots.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 3, 2013, 15:34 wtf_man
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 3, 2013, 15:13:
The current i7 chips have weak GPU's compared to the CPU, so they make poor gaming chips. If they had dropped one CPU core and expanded the GPU core then it would be much better balanced for gaming. It seems like they didn't benchmark actual games to correctly balance the chip, besides Farmville benchmarks.

Even that wouldn't be enough... Desktop DDR3 is a bottleneck as well. Budget Descrete cards with DDR3 don't have enough memory bandwidth either. This is why AMD APU's are going to start using GDDR5 on the motherboard as System RAM.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Closed
22. Re: LucasArts Closed Apr 3, 2013, 15:27 wtf_man
 
Gotta agree with Beamer on this one.

The folks that made the great LucasArts games have been long gone.

Maybe Double Fine can finally buy the Grim Fandango license, now, and do an enhanced edition, reboot, or something.
 
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News Comments > Mark Jacobs' Camelot Unchained Kickstarter
17. Re: Mark Jacobs' Camelot Unchained Kickstarter Apr 2, 2013, 20:49 wtf_man
 
xsorus wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 20:31:
I play GW2 WvW, you can even look my videos up on youtube and I can safely say that GW2 is a pale shadow of what DAOC and Warhammer Online were... GW2 is basically a pimple on Warhammer Online ass....and doesn't remotely come close to DAOC.

Coming from a person that has 1 previous post from 2003 defending Mythic for suing Microsoft... I'm sure many will take your opinion with a grain of salt, and may even suspect you of being a Mythic or Former Mythic Employee.
 
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News Comments > Mark Jacobs' Camelot Unchained Kickstarter
2. Re: Mark Jacobs' Camelot Unchained Kickstarter Apr 2, 2013, 15:30 wtf_man
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 2, 2013, 15:03:
DAoC was awesome, but with how often an MMO fails to deliver, funding one doesn't appeal to me. Still, I hope it works out for them.

Edit: fuck it. I have no will power. I just hope it's as fun as DAoC was.

Beyond that... he sold out to EA, drove DAoC into the ground, and then there's the results of Warhammer Online.

So your hopes are probably misconstrued... I wouldn't give that @sshat a dime. The brains (Matt Frior) went to Zenimax and is making Elderscrolls Online.
 
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News Comments > Thief 4 Trailer
8. Re: Thief 4 Trailer Apr 1, 2013, 22:09 wtf_man
 
TEEF!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 31, 2013, 22:57 wtf_man
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 31, 2013, 20:26:
The only real RPG element in System Shock was the inventory, and even then the weapon inventory was the kind that computer gamers tend to hate nowadays (generic slots). It's been said repeatedly, but Bioshock plays a lot more like System Shock than System Shock 2 did.

EDIT: It really has to be said, System Shock was an extremely shooty game. The game threw ammunition at you like candy, and bad guys respawned at a sometimes hilariously high rate.

I don't remember much from System Shock 1... But System Shock 2 was definitely RPG oriented... choosing "class skills" before you even start (Basically Soldier (Warrior), Hacker (Stealth), Psionics (Magic User))... Stats to build and manage, skill points to unlock more in a tree, micromanage equipment, etc. etc.

Since I'm, more of an RPG fan than a Shooter fan, "Bioshock as a Spiritual Successor" was a large disappointment to me.

Standing on it's own... it was a decent shooter, at best.

Since I don't have a "Spiritual Successor" expectation from the series anymore... Bioshock Infinite being a marvelous shooter, is fine by me. Just not worth $60 to me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 31, 2013, 19:15 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 31, 2013, 18:57:
You're right. BioShock Infinite is so much more immersive and well realized than System Shock ever was...

I would hope so, given the development time, the modern technology, and budget, compared to System Shock 2. It also helps if your publisher cares about the product.

But the series isn't nearly as RPG oriented as System Shock was... and that was my point.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 31, 2013, 18:40 wtf_man
 
Beelzebud wrote on Mar 31, 2013, 17:21:
Bioshock Infinite deserves it. It's the best shooter in years.

Well... that's the problem with the series.

System Shocks were RPGs first, shooters second. They've pretty much pushed out most of the RPG elements for the Bioshocks.

Don't get me wrong... I'll probably still pick up this title, on sale... but Ken Levine needs to be smacked upside the head for ever claiming that the Bioshock Series was a "Spiritual Successor to System Shock" ... cuz it sure as hell isn't, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer
24. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer Mar 31, 2013, 11:39 wtf_man
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 30, 2013, 20:37:
You are missing out on a lot of great games, oh well, your loss for such a silly reason. Maybe you'll grow out of it.

Well, no... I don't think I'll grow out of it. Do you buy things you can't stand?
I don't buy RTS nor casual games either... they're just not my cup o tea, and I'm sure theres a lot of fantastic games out there in those genres.

Choice of camera view is an important factor to me, for the genres that I enjoy. If a developer restricts the camera view to a position that irritates me, or feels unnatural, which prevents me from enjoying the title... I don't buy the game. It's that simple.

The same goes for games with poor keyboard and mouse support, that try to goat you into playing with a game pad. If I wanted to play with a fucking game pad, I'd buy a console.

So yes, there may be a lot of well done games that I'm missing out on... but that doesn't bother me, because I spend my money on games that I know that I will enjoy. (Except for when my dumb ass forgets to do the homework first)

 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Mar 30, 2013, 19:59 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2013, 18:04:
However, what really shocks me is that people funded Garriott despite knowing how much money the guy has.

Let me first say, I'm not a big fan of Garriot... so don't take the following defense as fanboism...

Anyway, he's already poured tons of his own money into the company (millions) to get the project going. He probably ran low on "liquid cash"... being "worth" a lot and having "tons of cash" are two different things.

In any case... he has explained that he could either go to a publisher, or go crowd-funding to take things to the next step and finish the game. He chose crowd-funding to avoid publisher BS.

I suppose a third option would be to sell assets to get the cash... but having feedback from backers has already been way more beneficial... he made the change to have the game playable totally offline, which was not his original plan, but one he altered after folks said they wanted that.

So, an Ultima successor, with Backer input... fine by me. We'll see if he still has anything left... or if he's truly washed up as a game designer. I would have to say this game will make or break his reputation, once and for all.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer
12. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer Mar 30, 2013, 11:06 wtf_man
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 30, 2013, 10:33:
So you never played the Mafia series?

Nope.

Still kicking myself in the ass for buying Alan Wake on Steam for Under $10, and not doing my homework. I didn't even make it through the tutorial.

Shoulder-cam (without any other options) = automatic "No Sale" for me.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer
9. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer Mar 30, 2013, 10:09 wtf_man
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 21:04:
lol, love it!

and I'm still going to buy the game

If it wasn't shoulder cam... I'd consider it... but I can't do shoulder cam games.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer
1. Re: Star Trek: The Video Game - Shatner vs. Gorn Trailer Mar 29, 2013, 20:38 wtf_man
 
"...Ok, now your overacting."

LOL

Still won't buy the game, though.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo Video
18. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Tech Demo Video Mar 29, 2013, 19:20 wtf_man
 
Will there be an option to turn on AA?  
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