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News Comments > Sacred 3 Preorders
10. Re: Sacred 3 Preorders Jul 3, 2014, 11:46  Blue 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 21:06:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 21:02:
Did the people that formerly made up Ascaron make this or did they sell off the IP?

Deepsilver owned the IP.. and yeha, it's a different studio

Keen Games
Makers of such shovel ware as
Virtual Villagers (2009, Nintendo DS)
What's Cooking with Jamie Oliver (2008, Nintendo DS)
TNT Racers (2010, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Playstation Portable)
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery (2007, Nintendo DS)

This developer never before made a PC Game, yet alone a hackn's slash.

They were *announced* as the developer of a PC game (albeit web-based), but that was cancelled.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/114597/star-trek-deep-space-nine-mmog-announced

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/134319/star-trek-infinite-space-cancelled
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2014, 10:56  Blue 
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:47:
Yeah it's mirroring the issues we see in kids today - lack of exercise and too much crappy food. I guess I shouldn't be surprised when you look at the people who are responsible for them. I think a lot of people buy dogs thinking that it will force them to get outdoors and exercise more. After awhile they discover that they still don't like physical activity and then end up just shoving it in the backyard once in awhile. I have family who does that and clearly just aren't up to the responsibility of pet ownership yet refuse to give or sell the dog to someone who wants it.

My dogs have always been well trained but all dogs beg to some extent, people just have to learn how to say no which shouldn't be hard. I don't know if they feel guilty or are just too stupid to realize what they're doing but paying some company thousands to fix such a simple problem is simultaneously depressing and hilarious.

Neither of our dogs ever begged, because they never got enough reinforcement to suggest it would do anything. Hudson the wonder dog did show some signature terrier independence by stealing food left within her reach on the coffee table if left alone, but I could leave the Gunnar-man alone with a steak on that table and he wouldn't touch it because he knows it's not for him. In fairness, it's a lot easier to achieve this state with an Airedale and a poodle... I understand how tough it can be for owners of food-oriented dogs like labs and beagles, but still, no one is forcing you to feed them.

And owners who don't walk their dogs shouldn't have them.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 3, 2014, 10:47  Blue 
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 09:37:
"Proves", "evidence", these are complicated words for VG247.

I was actually going to add: "And Donkey Kong proves gorillas throw barrels," but decided I was being too, well, me.
 
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
6. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow Jul 3, 2014, 10:24  Blue 
 
Darks wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 10:00:
No links? No Screenshots? I would think that anyone wanting to get their game released and get out attention would require at least some screenshots of this new game.

There were a couple of pieces of art accompanying the announcement. I didn't find them helpful, but after this comment I added them in so you can judge for yourself.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 3, 2014, 10:17  Blue 
 
Verno wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 09:42:
I'm not even slightly surprised that people are overfeeding their pets given how many dumb parents overfeed their kids and refuse to admit that they are fat. Reading that article is a wake up call for how many irresponsible pet owners there are and how over the top the pet care industry has become - pet hotels, pet spas, doggy facials etc. I mean holy shit just read this:

Besides the ‘‘pawlates,’’ the camp was filled with swimming, nature hikes, treadmill trots, facials, massages and healthy treats like organic granola, string beans and carrots.

Hahah. Train your dog, exercise it regularly, take it to the vet and don't feed it horrible bullshit. It really isn't that hard to give a pet a decent life.

I have to say this one astounded me too. I have had three pets as an adult, and not one of them has ever been even an ounce overweight. It does not take much willpower to avoid overfeeding them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 11:31  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 09:43:
What'd ya get, Blue?

PAYDAY 2 (+DLC), The Hitman Series (+DLC), the Saints Row series, Dark Souls, Fallout: New Vegas, Defy Gravity (thanks Bats!), and Pixel Piracy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2014, 12:27  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 12:20:
Had the same experience there, Blue. Yeah, I'll never go back to them again.

Maybe you thought I meant we were at Five Guys, but I didn't actually call out the place by name. It was actually a place called Rare, and the fault may have been partly mine, as I did not see where it said the burger I ordered was flambeed (I ordered it for the meat mix). Even then, though, I still can't imagine preparing any burger without searing it. My pals who ordered normal burgers didn't have a problem.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2014, 11:29  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 11:13:
Jivaro wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 10:18:
Dude...they were asking the draftees "so who are you wearing?" as part of the post draft interview. That is just.....sad.

As always, money doesn't buy good taste.

I think in this case it has the opposite effect. It seems they cared a lot more about their clothes looking expensive than good.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War Swaps GameSpy for Steam
2. Re: Dawn of War Swaps Steam for GameSpy Jun 27, 2014, 09:11  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 09:05:
Isn't it technically swapping gamespy for steam?



When I wrote it I guess it just seemed like it meant swapping one for the other, but now that you point it out, it does seem more logical this way.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
81. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 22, 2014, 09:49  Blue 
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 08:51:
Iurand wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 04:43:
Kitkoan wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 17:31:
Purposefully cripple product = unequal treatment. Or, as their own developers put it "is PC only, who cares."

Was that confirmed?

Yes it was commented in the games source files, you can see it yourself as just as easily.

AAA publishers view the PC as an unimportant platform outside of DLC and microtransactional revenue. That's why all of the innovation on PC is happening outside of that space.

That comment is for PC graphics code amid a bunch of console code. Doesn't that seem more like a comment meant to denote what platforms the code was for rather than a buried public statement of platform prejudice? That DsoG link even says the same thing.
 
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News Comments > All Backers Get Wasteland 2 Beta Access
8. Re: All Backers Get Wasteland 2 Beta Access Jun 20, 2014, 07:13  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 23:29:
I think I sent this in several hours before Cutter!

I saw Cutter's comment while I was playing a game. I hadn't opened my mail. Sorry about that.

If it makes you feel better, a press release from inXile came before your mail.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 16, 2014, 09:18  Blue 
 
descender wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 00:38:
Again with the videosift links, they just embed youtube! Link to youtube!

If the YouTube links were found among the incredible flood of videos on YouTube by VideoSift, isn't it fair that they get a visit in exchange? As someone who posts stories that include links to other places, I know it really burns me up a bit when my esteemed colleagues in the games press just use the links and can't be bothered to credit where they found the news.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 13, 2014, 18:44  Blue 
 
Creston wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 18:41:
Well, that should definitely speed up development. :p

Nah, that's why this is not a story about the new engine. They just say they've tweaked the engine so much it doesn't resemble it's original form anymore, so it's all part of the same development continuum.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 13, 2014, 08:18  Blue 
 
As of 06/12/2014 I will ONLY post positive messages. I am done trying to tell the truth about sucky games.

The implication that you have been curtailed from being critical is pretty irksome to me in light of your abuse of my willingness to let you have your say. Sorry, I'm done playing.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer
51. Re: removed Jun 12, 2014, 07:50  Blue 
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 21:44:
LgFriess wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 17:16:
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This comment was deleted on Jun 11, 2014, 17:38.

You shouldn't be making negative comments LgFriess. Because they get banned!

The name calling that was budding into a flame war got the posts deleted, trolling will earn a ban.

If you are trying to prove a point about the kind of postings that will earn a ban, you'll be happy to know you are on the verge of doing so.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 11, 2014, 13:24  Blue 
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 11:26:
Well she almost had that Darwin award. Hiking alone, on terrain she felt uncomfortable on, while yammering away on her cell about said terrain. And then to find out that the fall she couldn't stop talking about resulted in some minor scrapes that required taxpayer funded state troopers to rescue her.

Not to be too cynical, but the points about how odd this is could be considered compatible with the fact that her "rescue" was caught by the cameras of a reality TV show.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 7, 2014, 07:26  Blue 
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:52:
Night on the town Blue!? Holy early update Batman.

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/151758/out-of-the-blue

"I am going to *attempt* (note the emphasis) to follow up on an idea I have entertained for years, which is to have "summer hours" here by trying to post the second news roundup of the day earlier than normal on Fridays. Since "normal" can be quite late, this isn't saying much, but the idea is to actually shoot for "early," so we'll see how that goes."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 13:21  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 11:33:
"Sleep-away camp"? That's a strange expression, Bruce. I mean doesn't going to "camp" imply you're going to be sleeping away from home to begin with? I'm familiar with day-camp which distinguishes itself by letting you know there will be no sleeping away from home. But if someone tells you they're going camping or 'to camp', don't you already infer they'll be sleeping away?

The things you focus on never cease to amaze me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2014, 09:33  Blue 
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:09:
Nice. Whats the deal with tick borne diseases in the US? Over here in Europe ticks have been known to carry some nasty shit.

Lyme disease is the number one culprit, but there are others. Our god-daughter got really sick a couple of weeks ago from a tick-borne disease that's apparently just surfaced.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 30, 2014, 09:16  Blue 
 
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2014, 09:12:
Why?

They come for the Mountain Dew, but stay for the Doritos.
 
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