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Real Name Javier Nunez   
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Nickname Ludomancer
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Signed On Nov 27, 2003, 21:29
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User ID 19515
 
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News Comments > Team Bondi in Administration
13. Re: removed Sep 2, 2011, 02:58 Ludomancer
 
Just for clarification - the game industry uses "Administration" in press releases when layoffs happen. Not necessarily because they actually are in legal terms. It's often meant to disguise or sugar-coat what the company is really doing, in the same way that some companies use "downsizing", or some game studios use "seasonal employment".

Yeah, I'm bitter. But not ignorant. Not on this topic.
 
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News Comments > Team Bondi in Administration
2. Re: Team Bondi in Administration Sep 1, 2011, 10:44 Ludomancer
 
I'll translate for everyone:

"Administration":
1. Laying off your company's workers in order to retain profits for the investors and management.

I love how they've begun using this term to cover the shame of their greed.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "Special Message" Tomorrow
146. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 29, 2011, 17:43 Ludomancer
 
So much for any announcements today...?  
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City?
7. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham City? Aug 27, 2011, 16:45 Ludomancer
 
YYEEEESSSS!!!!!  
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News Comments > id Software: Fans of our IPs "Patience Will Be Rewarded"
25. Re: id Software: Fans of our IPs Aug 15, 2011, 14:00 Ludomancer
 
So basically we have a roadmap of id's future now, until EOC (End Of Carmack): Rehashes of everything they've done for the last 20 years. Ugh.

I know they're not paragons of creativity, but I want them to push on with new games, universes and ideas. I was really stoked for Rage, simply because they were at least trying something new. I've always wanted them to go for that RPG they were talking about making (even if that was Romero's idea, I'm uncertain), or some version of Carmacks pre-MMO-MMO.

Oh well. No surprises in id's future means I'm a bored player.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Will Launch Minecraft Style
3. Re: Scrolls Will Launch Minecraft Style Jun 29, 2011, 23:29 Ludomancer
 
Still, a lot of independent developers are embracing this model of release... like idiots.

Minecraft offered something that no other game had really ever done as well, ever. It wasn't a fluke, it was just a beautifully developed game. People saw what it was, and flocked to it before it was even complete.

I want to punch every dev in the face that tries to emulate it. I hate this pan-handling development strategy.

Either way, Scrolls will probably not be anything like Minecraft, and thus not as successful.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 11 Crysis 2 "Very Very Soon"
13. Re: DirectX 11 Crysis 2 May 31, 2011, 18:00 Ludomancer
 
I was surprised at how good this game was. I think Crytek made a good decision to way on DX11 implementation. They understand that it's just a marketing trick that Microsoft used to push people to their new OSes. I'm glad someone was smart enough, and had big enough balls, to stand up to them over it. A lot of other devs have caved.
 
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News Comments > Ultima IV Remake Speculation
19. Re: Ultima IV Remake Speculation Mar 30, 2011, 03:55 Ludomancer
 
Pathetic.

Do our whole demographic a favor and stop looking forward to developers using old franchises as a crutch for their lack of talent. I'm sick of remakes 100x over. Fuck remakes. Make something new, and leave alone what greater, more capable developers created. You know you won't be able to match up. Hacks.
 
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News Comments > A Valley Without Wind Trailer
1. Re: A Valley Without Wind Trailer Mar 28, 2011, 14:44 Ludomancer
 
...side-scrolling survival game...

Who wrote that? Take a look at the screenshots.

Maybe he meant Side-scrolling as "I scrolled so quickly through the page I forgot to look at what I was talking about".
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Speculation
10. Re: Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Speculation Mar 28, 2011, 14:41 Ludomancer
 
That's primarily because there IS no reason to have DX11. It offers somewhat easier ways to implement everything we already can with DX9. DX11 is a marketing shove, to push suckers into adopting Vista (now Win7).

THAT IS ALL.

 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime and Demo Available
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Mar 24, 2011, 00:21 Ludomancer
 
The Bluesnews audience should be able to smell a money-grab when they see one. (Too bad the rest of the world cant).  
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif Legal Woes
3. Re: ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif Legal Woes Mar 23, 2011, 19:04 Ludomancer
 
LOL  
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News Comments > Crytek on the Crysis 2 Leak and PC Gaming
86. Eh Feb 15, 2011, 09:48 Ludomancer
 
At this point, no one should really complain. The game is good. It will sell well. I am buying it, whereas I would not have bothered even trying it out if I had to pay $60 for it with no other options.
EA should do this on purpose more often!
 
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News Comments > Doom64 EX
2. Re: Doom64 EX Jan 31, 2011, 00:15 Ludomancer
 
I was thinking the same... That's a lot of effort this guy has put in.

Um, was Doom64 something special? Or is he just a random nut?

 
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News Comments > JoWooD Insolvent
11. Re: JoWooD Insolvent Jan 7, 2011, 18:47 Ludomancer
 
Yup. When I heard how bad the DRM was I didn't even bother, and just pirated it right out. So much easier.



StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 7, 2011, 17:53:
Pretty much.
I hopehopehope Arcania's DRM breaks the game now for everyone so that we can learn a lesson about activation DRM. Of course, no one bought Arcania anyway, so it might not matter.
 
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News Comments > Kotick More Influential than the President
6. Re: Kotick More Influential than the President Oct 29, 2010, 12:10 Ludomancer
 
Wow. Under their guidelines that fucking lawyer, whats-his-name, would be one of the most influential people in the game industry of all time.

I'll agree with Jon Stewart though, but yeah. Fuck Kotick. He's influential as far as influencing a million gamers to want him extinguished from the face of the earth, that's about it.

Way to go, bullshit publication!
 
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News Comments > EA Staff Cuts
12. Re: EA Staff Cuts Oct 29, 2010, 03:08 Ludomancer
 
EA has done this for many years. Yes, it is complete bullshit. They used to use some other term for it, this "seasonal" job losses is a new one to me, but it's just another way for them to spin it.

The rest of the game industry doesn't really live or die on a "seasonal" basis, but EA just wants to do business that way, and they continue to force their employees through their little circus.

I think EA is really becoming less and less valid these days, (finally), so hopefully we'll start to see less of this kind of thing. I wish they'd hurry up and die, and drag Microsoft and Kotick/Activision down with them.
 
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News Comments > Zenimax Media Raises Cash
6. Re: Zenimax Media Raises Cash Oct 7, 2010, 12:43 Ludomancer
 
I'm pretty certain but, unfortunately, $150mil sounds about right for MMO-funding.

I can't wait. Another fantasy online world. I'm sure this one will be different though! Right?

... right?

 
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News Comments > Blue Castle Games Acquired by Capcom
2. Re: Blue Castle Games Acquired by Capcom Sep 16, 2010, 10:06 Ludomancer
 
"...we don't just want to make amazing games, we want to make amazing Capcom games."

Does the cock actually come back out of the mouth when it's clearly been sucked so hard by the person speaking? That's an 'empty-statement of the year' candidate right there.

 
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News Comments > F.3.A.R. Revealed?
12. Dur, Dur, Dur. Mar 24, 2010, 17:16 Ludomancer
 
1998 called, they want their internet fad back.  
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