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Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
44. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 08:41 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 08:34:
Why haven't they done it then if it's so easy? A small refinement doesn't take 11 years.
I havent said that it is easy to make a worthy Half-Life 3. I just commented on your assumption that HL3 has to be different than its predecessors.

And about Valve not continuing this series ... heck, i dont know, do you, does anybody?
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
42. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 08:30 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 08:17:
That is what SOME people want.
Its what HL fans want. And Valve, being no publicly traded publisher, does not have to please its investors. They can afford to NOT maximize their profit. They "only" make very good money.

Just look at Counterstrike GO. Only a small refinement of the classic and it rocks in terms of sales and play time. Because it is what people want from a game named Counterstrike.
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
38. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 07:13 Kajetan
 
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 06:51:
Half Life is probably causing them a lot of headaches. They know people want it, but what can they really do? The narrative structure hasn't aged well. You've got a silent protagonist wandering around occasionally getting tidbits of story from secondary characters that dip in and out of your mostly lonely journey. You make no choices about how to move forward. You just linearly plow through enemies until the next story drop. It was fine at the time because the quality and execution were great but that's basically the most tired FPS story trope there is at this point.
THAT is what people want from HL 3. Not something new, just a continuation of the story with the already established gameplay mechanics. Nothing against refining those mechanics, but something different? Why? There is no need for an open world/sandbox-HL3. It is Half-Life. Not a new franchise aimed at people who know only sandbox games.
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
23. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 19:13 Kajetan
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 18:52:
They're involved in Star Citizen, too, right?
Yepp. CIG started with a normal license, but at some point they simply bought the code to make their own adaptions, modifications and rewrites. CIG is no longer dependent on Crytek supplying updates and support. They opened a small studio in Frankfurt, Germany, with some former Crytek programers, just to have the knowhow for further engine and render developement.
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
20. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 18:24 Kajetan
 
bhcompy wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 17:50:
How is that any different than at any point in Crytek's history? UE has always been one of the top licensed engines simply because of the support provided.
It once was considered a valid competitor to Epic. Several big projects used the CryEngine, last of them Evolve, but Cryteks licensing business never took off.
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
10. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 14:58 Kajetan
 
verybad1 wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 13:29:
I really think UE4 is doing that to kill competitors like Unity 5 and Cryengine 3.
CryEngine WAS a competitor. Crytek killed its own licensing business with a severe lack of proper documentation and underwhelming support.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Changes
8. Re: Homeworld Remastered Changes Feb 24, 2015, 02:48 Kajetan
 
Primalchrome wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 22:42:
I thought Claw formation was better for single targets...
It was.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer
3. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer Feb 23, 2015, 16:24 Kajetan
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 16:16:
This is almost like testing the waters to see if there is any money in making Homeworld 3 a reality.
Well at least that is my theory
First they have to recreate Cataclysm. All audio master files were found, the source code is near. I feel it in the water, i smell it in the air!!
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
1. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 13, 2015, 19:18 Kajetan
 
Stap, please, stap! I cant take it anymore. It hurts, when i laugh. IT HURTS!!!!

 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mod Tool Plans
15. Re: Dying Light Mod Tool Plans Feb 7, 2015, 05:34 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 05:14:
Shadow of Mordor also had a crappy QTE boss fight (and crappy boss fights in general) but I didn't really care because the remaining 99% of the game was great.
And this i dont understand. Devs manage to create an awesome game with good and well thought gameplay mechanics and then, they fuck it all up at the end or at some crucial point of the game. I experienced this too often over the past 15-20 years. This has nothing to do with "Meh, those new games are shite!".
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition
9. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Heroes of Might & Magic III HD Edition Jan 29, 2015, 13:52 Kajetan
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 12:06:
I definitely want to buy this but I am waiting because I am fairly certain that the expansions are coming as additional expenditures.
They wont. According to the devs, source code and assets of those addons where lost somewhere in time. They would have to recreate the game from scratch. Similar situation with the upcoming HD version of Homeworld. Code and assets of the Cataclysm addon were lost when Rockstar bought Barking Dog and employees moved to another location.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
18. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 11:45 Kajetan
 
nin wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 11:28:
It (UBI replacing keys) also starts down the slippery slope of what happens next time. Are they obligated to do it every time, then? Wouldn't that just cause fraudulent keys to flourish?
No. It wouldnt. Because fraudulent keys are the exception, not the norm. And ... the publisher might want to tighten the security of the whole ordering process, reducing the probality that such things happen again. But this costs money. More money they are loosing with fraud. So ... nothing happens.

I dont dispute the right the publishers have to "defend" themselves. They have it. Fully. But sometimes it is WISER to NOT swing the banhammer. Be friendly to those customers, gift them legit keys. Which cost the publishers nothing. Be merciful. Gain positive press, gain more customers, be the good guy once in a while.

To me, its a nobrainer.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
10. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 10:42 Kajetan
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 10:33:
Why would the victim of fraud be expected to reimburse those who tried to take advantage?
1. Because most of those buyers arent aware what kind of keys they purchased. This is not some kind of backstreet business where you are offered iPhones from a shady guy out of his van.

2. Because it WISE to not hurt your customers. As i remember Adobe once contacted several hundred customers with "counterfeit" serials and offered them legit ones for free. Adobe came out as the good guy, it was perfect PR story, costing them nearly nothing.
 
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News Comments > Ken Levine's Sci-Fi PC Game Plans
3. Re: Ken Levine's Sci-Fi PC Game Plans Jan 27, 2015, 19:27 Kajetan
 
Creston wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 17:45:
SYSTEM SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCK!
please?
Only if he stops expressing himself as a hollywood script writer. One Bioshock Infinite is enough. I really want a game inside my "game".
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango Remastered & More Star Wars Games on GOG.com
9. Re: Grim Fandango Remastered & More Star Wars Games on GOG.com Jan 27, 2015, 14:18 Kajetan
 
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News Comments > Grim Fandango Remastered & More Star Wars Games on GOG.com
8. Re: Grim Fandango Remastered & More Star Wars Games on GOG.com Jan 27, 2015, 14:18 Kajetan
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 12:57:
Assuming it works well, I am incredibly happy to see a Grim Fandango GOG release!
It does work well. Only thing negative is no proper support for widescreen resolutions. The image is just stretched, looks horrible. But they offer the original 4:3 resolution with some nice looking borders left and right, so ...

On the plus side ... it works on modern windows OS. Good mouse UI. NPC textures are remade and cleared for higher resolutions, new arrangement and recording of the soundtrack, new lighting system and dev commentary available in the game like Valve did in the Portals and Episode Two.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month
5. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month Jan 26, 2015, 10:18 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 10:03:
Does this include Cataclysm or not?
It does not. In fact, all master files and backups of the source code were probably lost when Barking Dog was bought by Rockstar. Source: some Relic forum moderator ...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Report
33. Re: Star Citizen Status Report Jan 12, 2015, 05:23 Kajetan
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 03:10:
The RSI forums are by far the most insane fanboy slum I ever saw.
Then you saw nothing

I don't think the powers that be even realize how much damage this does to the feedback they receive. Because if all you have is yes-sayers then you never gonna be told where the real problems are.
Every good and professional developer knows how to filter forum feedbacks. A good and competent community manager does that. Filtering the fanboys and the bashers, looking for the few constructive critics every forum contains. If CIG does this, fine. If not, their problem, not ours.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of Might and Magic III HD Pre-Purchases
3. Re: Heroes of Might and Magic III HD Pre-Purchases Jan 7, 2015, 08:39 Kajetan
 
Julio wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 06:08:
When it doesn't sell well, I hope there's no conclusion drawn that this type of game isn't relevant anymore.
Do not worry ... current Steam-Chart, Position 5, only with Pre-Orders.

Sadly, there are enough uninformed or gullible players, who are tricked into "Uhhh, let's buy it, so Ubisoft makes more cheap HD rip-offs, because we are stupid and rightfully deserve to be ripped off!"
 
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