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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU Oct 12, 2010, 03:23 Kajetan
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Oct 12, 2010, 03:10:
But then you started to act like a reviewer, kinda contradicting yourself in the same tiny comment. Too bad :\
Sry, the former Gothic fan in me spoke ...

The following shortshort review was my experience after playing the demo. Several "official" reviewers had the same taste and reviewed this game as shallow and bland, a dumbed down RPG experience for newbies.

Which might be not that bad, if you are a total newbie to the genre or if you just want an easy action clicker. Then go ahead, have fun! But for Gothic fans ... this series died a slow death with Gothic 3, was critically hit with the addon and is now ressurected as a RPG zombie!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - ArcaniA Gothic 4 in EU Oct 12, 2010, 01:59 Kajetan
 
LittleMe wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 22:02:
I'd say the reviews hanging around 75% are above mediocre.
Forget the reviews, play the game for yourself ... considering the hardware requirements, it doesnt look "that" nice. No, it's not the new Crysis of RPG. And the gameplay is far from everything, which made the first Gothic so memorable. Arcania is a cheap clicking game for RPG casuals. The story is bland, the dialogue cheesy, the combat shallow. Wait until the price drops under 20 or $ or whatever your currency may be ...
 
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News Comments > RAGE Interview
8. Re: RAGE Interview Oct 11, 2010, 13:15 Kajetan
 
Bumpy wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 13:10:
From all the info coming out of how Rage is exactly same as console, Rage has gone from 'day one purchase' to 'wait for mods to enhance and fix' before purchase.
But, but ... IT LOADS FASTER!!!!!
 
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News Comments > RAGE Interview
6. Re: RAGE Interview Oct 11, 2010, 12:50 Kajetan
 
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News Comments > RAGE Interview
5. Re: RAGE Interview Oct 11, 2010, 12:48 Kajetan
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 12:20:
The Minecraft author, Notch, does $!00K per day. That is a $10, PC-exclusive game. So yes, the PC market in general can and does give insane profits if you know what you're doing.
Was it last week, when someone from Paradox said, that they made a hell of a profit in keeping a tight budget and concentrating on a niche group instead of trying to make expensive triple A game for all audiences? The budget for Sins of Solar Empire was around 1 mio. bucks and did Stardock not make millions of profit from this game?

And i remember some devs say, that switching to consoles means first of all higher budgets, therefore higher risks, less creativity and fewer profit from one single game copy, because of the higher production budget, licensing fees to Sony, Big N or MS and so on. There is a reason, why a major like Activision is not happy, when a game sells only 1 million units.

Yes, you could (!) make MUCH MORE money with console games than with PC-only games. But you have to invest gazillions in production values and marketing to be able to compete with the rest of the pack.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox to Valve & MS: "Play Nice"
61. Re: Gearbox to Valve & MS: Oct 11, 2010, 11:02 Kajetan
 
Optimaximal wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 05:58:
That would make a you a software pirate.
But only, if you sell the game more than once. And it does not matter, what the TOS says, there is a first sale doctrin and THAT is all that matters for customers. Steam account informations are being traded on a regular basis and thankfully Valve can do nothing about it.

If you are doing what you are insinuating, you're part of the problem and the reason we have DRM-ed services such as Steam, D2D & Ubi-Online (or whatever its called).
We do not have DRM because of such people, but because investors and most CEOs are paranoid fucks, who are tto afraid that someone might "steal" their precious copies, that they do everything they can to make buying their games as painfull as possible.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Interview
10. Re: GOG.com Interview Oct 11, 2010, 03:48 Kajetan
 
Icewind wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 03:16:
Really? What was wrong with it?
Dont ask me

I installed Arx Fatalis on both my XP and Vista machine a couple years ago and the only problem was a few textures that were incompatible with modern Nvidia cards somehow.
I guess they fixed that problem.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Interview
8. Re: GOG.com Interview Oct 11, 2010, 02:10 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 15:38:
Yeah but thats not compatible then now is it?
It is. The game is fully playable.

If i have to use the same workarounds i have to use when i use the version i already had then whats the point of GoG.
The point is being able to buy these old games and being sure, they work on modern OS. GOG.com fixed games, which were NOT working with Vista/W7 at all, like "Knights & Merchants". Other games like "Arx Fatalis" got patches from the devs especially for GOG.com. As for others like "Messiah" or "Gorky17", they promised fixes in the future.

But besides that ... i am still waiting for the pony they promised me after shuttting down the service for a cheap marketing ploy.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Interview
3. Re: GOG.com Interview Oct 10, 2010, 14:40 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 14:31:
What really is the prime fact is that while they claim W7 and Vista compatibility thats nothing but a lie for games like Blood2 etc.
This isnt a lie. Blood2 works with Windows7. Played it last month. Just avoid selecting resolutions above 1280x960, since the loading screen interface doesnt scale above that resolution.
 
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News Comments > Outerlight "Critically Endangered"
7. Re: Outerlight Oct 10, 2010, 11:06 Kajetan
 
0001 wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 10:45:
Sucks for him, I guess. But why anyone would try to get into games these days is beyond me. A lot of competition, piracy, insane work hours...
Since every (!) game is pirated according to its level of popularity, this has nothing to do with the success or failure of a game. If your game is popular, you will probably make a living out of it. If not, if your game is not popular, you will sell less AND your game will be pirated way less than popular titles.

Software Piracy is no threat to the revenue. Badly chosen release dates or insufficient/bad marketing are hurting sales, not piracy.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped
39. Re: BioShock 2 PC DLC Plans Scrapped Oct 10, 2010, 03:49 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 03:05:
So according to you, getting their feelings hurt by mean PC gamers in the forums is why they don't support their games properly with timely patches to fix known issues, or offer more content to those who are willing to pay for it? Makes sense. Urk
Yepp, companies like 2K have feelings too!!!! *sob*

 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
17. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 09:35 Kajetan
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 07:44:
As far as I know there isn't a crack available yet.
It is. Based on a russian language version, not perfect, but playable.
 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
13. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 05:42 Kajetan
 
Mac wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 05:22:
this just proves that this sort of DRM doesn't work at all. It's not even prevented day 1 piracy!
DRM does not work in general, not just this kind of DRM. DRM is mostly used to show the investors, that the company is doing everything they can to "protect" their products, that the company is willing to minimize potential risks.

Some investors have already learned, that DRM is useless. For example, investors forced the music industry to sell DRM-less, watermark-free MP3s instead of heavily DRM-crippled WMA files, because the digital market was going nowhere.

But gamers are a different kind of customer. Gamers will do anything to play a game, will sell their grandmothers soul, if they have to, have no self respect at all. The publishers just say "Jump!" and most gamers will gladly ask "How high?" and "Thank thee kindly, dear Sir!" after being anal raped by some stupid DRM.
 
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News Comments > ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed
10. Re: ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Delayed Oct 9, 2010, 04:04 Kajetan
 
Mac wrote on Oct 9, 2010, 03:48:
I hate DRM like this ...
There is already a crack available ... but this is no news at all, since this kind of DRM serves no other purpose than to annoy the legit customer.
 
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News Comments > Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com
5. Re: Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com Oct 6, 2010, 14:28 Kajetan
 
Kastagir wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 14:15:
DRM free? These games never had DRM, just a CD check. And really, they run fine on modern OS/hardware configurations already. The Widescreen mod makes them beautiful, too.
All true, but the point is ... GOG.com sells all games DRM free. Not unlike other download services
 
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News Comments > Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com
2. Re: Icewind Dale Complete on GOG.com Oct 6, 2010, 12:43 Kajetan
 
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 12:36:
Now, about Baldur's Gate 2...
Will be released next year, when GOG.com will close their doors for a month to celebrate the first year of Version 1.0!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Oct 6, 2010, 06:57 Kajetan
 
Dev wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 04:20:
How about putting MW2 on sale from its retail of $60? Or would that be reducing the greed quotient too much for bobby?
If there are still enough people out there, who will buy MW2 for $60, why should you lower the price?
 
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News Comments > Early DNF Demo with Borderlands GOTY
3. Re: Early DNF Demo with Borderlands GOTY Oct 5, 2010, 12:49 Kajetan
 
Enahs wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 12:43:
What about all those poor souls that bought the game and the DLC separately, thus giving them more money then this package?
What about them? They could have waited, they could have had patience. Which is in the times of DLCs more a virtue than ever
 
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News Comments > OnLive Drops Subscription Fees
29. Re: OnLive Drops Subscription Fees Oct 5, 2010, 09:50 Kajetan
 
Armengar wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 04:38:
why will you lose all your games?
Because nearly all Steam games require an online activation through Steam or a Steam client with registered offline modes after restoring from backups made with Steam or self-made. You know, it's still DRM
 
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News Comments > OnLive Drops Subscription Fees
22. Re: OnLive Drops Subscription Fees Oct 5, 2010, 02:49 Kajetan
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 4, 2010, 18:15:
Luckily as long as the internet still exists dedicated digital pirates will be able to serve you any game you've previously purchased.
Well, what can i say ... they served me already years before the Internet

And there is a difference between renting games in theory, because the EULA said so, or renting games in reality, because Valve can go bancrupt or just block your account, because someone screwed up. And the promise of freeing the games from the Steam DRM in case of bancruptcy ... i didnt know, that grown up people still believe in Father Christmas.
 
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