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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 > 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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News Comments > New Gratuitous Space Battles DLC
5. Re: New Gratuitous Space Battles DLC Feb 27, 2010, 18:04 Ludomancer
 
Surf wrote on Feb 27, 2010, 15:02:
How many people bought this game? Like 5? I thought it sucked ass only because I had no control of the ships once the battle commenced. If he/they added that it would be cool.

That just means you missed the point. That's not what kind of game it is.

Still, I passed on the DLC for this. The base game gave me some fun times, but I wasn't able to see the differences that would come out of a few new weapons and classes of ships. There are already a ridiculous number of options in the game.

For anyone who's played this and its addons, how is the balance? Does it change? Can you effectively overcome an opponents scenario that uses the DLC additions, with only the base ships and items? I'd love to know how far the designers went in keeping up the extremely refined design, if at all.
 
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News Comments > Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer
9. Re: Divinity II: Ego Draconis Trailer Dec 23, 2009, 23:51 Ludomancer
 
Yeah, I think the visuals are nice, just "off", like so many other aspects of this game.

No matter what the framerate is choppy. Fortunately on all the machines I've played it on it's not nearly as choppy as Icewinds youtube post. Even when I run it on a machine with a 4870X2 and 16GB of ram, it never felt as though it made it over 10fps.

In the end though this game is killing me to play the full version. It feels almost like this bizarre European take on a final fantasy game. Such a bizarre hybrid and nothing like what I was expecting from this studio. I haven't paid much attention to the news regarding this project, but I was really under the impression that they were supposed to go back to the Divinity 1 style of game. I can't imagine something still qualifying as an RPG and being anything further from Divinity 1 than this game is... Heh.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles Add-on Details
6. Re: Game Reviews Nov 22, 2009, 15:40 Ludomancer
 
"Shitty top down shooter..."

There's two dudes in this forum who haven't even played the game...

Anyway, what I really want for this is more flexible AI, maybe even the ability to script AI yourself. That would really set this game apart for me.
It was pretty easy to overcome all the scenarios in the initial offering, you just build your ships, attack, if you lose you say "oh, guess I need X-weapon/shield instead", put it on there and retry. Not enough of actual problem solving.
The initial AI offerings were beginning to be interesting, but I really want to do more than control the range of engagement and universal behavior. I'd love to set more complex instructions like switching behavior mid-fight. Like 50% armor remaining = retreat to nearest Protector-AI ship, or ships that flank only, but within certain parameters.
I don't know, but yeah, direct control...? Go play your starcraft kid, this is an admirals game.
 
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News Comments > New FRAPS Adds Win7 Support
4. Re: New FRAPS Adds Win7 Support Nov 7, 2009, 15:24 Ludomancer
 
The trick, everybody, is to NOT support Windows 7.

 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles
20. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Gratuitous Space Battles Nov 4, 2009, 21:20 Ludomancer
 
I look forward to seeing this on steam

Fuck Steam, what are you, stupid? The game is available now with NO DRM. Why would you wait until it's locked down for you to buy it?

 
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News Comments > Legie Ships; Demo Released
2. Re: Legie Ships; Demo Released Oct 10, 2009, 01:20 Ludomancer
 
I could be mistaken, but I'm relatively certain that some of the music, and a lot of the icons and some other art are taken from other games.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Red Faction: Guerrilla
17. Live? Sep 15, 2009, 18:38 Ludomancer
 
...Games for Windows - LIVE edition of...

Is this one of those trainwrecks that REQUIRE that fucking MS Live bullshit to be installed? If so, fuck this.
 
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News Comments > Merchants of Brooklyn Patched
1. Re: Merchants of Brooklyn Patched Mar 24, 2009, 22:04 Ludomancer
 
I met some of the dev team from this studio a few years back. Their "Lead Artist" was fresh out of school, crappy demo-reel and all. Not a very impressive studio.  
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News Comments > Activision & LucasArts Re-up
2. Re: Activision & LucasArts Re-up Mar 6, 2009, 09:14 Ludomancer
 
... Pretty certain the term "re-up" is something my dealer uses when he's talking about reloading his stash...

Just sayin'...

 
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News Comments > THQ in Trouble?
6. Re: THQ in Trouble? Mar 4, 2009, 07:26 Ludomancer
 
I'd much rather Relic take it's chances with Ubisoft or EA than that sillyness.

Yeah, we never thought we'd live to see the day that another publisher made EA look good!
 
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News Comments > Terra Nova Retrospective
4. Re: Terra Nova Retrospective Feb 27, 2009, 07:02 Ludomancer
 
I love this game so much. I always thought of it as a precursor to Tribes rather than anything else. Never considered it a mech game either.  
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News Comments > MS: Windows 7 to be "Great for Games"
9. Dear Microsoft Feb 23, 2009, 11:35 Ludomancer
 
Fuck off and die already.  
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News Comments > Layoffs at Black Box & ACES
4. Layoffs at Black Box & ACES... Jan 22, 2009, 21:07 Ludomancer
 
Layoffs at Black Box & ACES...
Makes sense, 'cause you know, these companies have hardly ANY money in the bank...

 
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News Comments > TR Layoffs Confirmed; Lara's Makeover?
14. Re: TR Layoffs Confirmed; Lara's Makeover? Jan 11, 2009, 15:25 Ludomancer
 
The isn't bad. Everyone on the CD team knows it as well. Purportedly, they sold over 1.5 million copies, and only missed their projected sales by 10%! Ten-fucking-percent, and they lay off half the team.

Don't buy shit from these companies. Let them fucking sink. Studios that go along with this crap don't' deserve your money, and the employees they axe deserve to work for better companies anyhow.
 
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