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Signed On Feb 6, 2004, 13:18
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News Comments > Bethesda Still Wants RAGE to be All the Rage
3. Re: Bethesda Still Wants RAGE to be All the Rage Jun 8, 2012, 11:11 Kajetan
 
Is Rage finally out? I heard, a very early beta was leaked last year ...  
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News Comments > Vivendi to Discuss Activision Sale?
26. Re: Vivendi to Discuss Activision Sale? Jun 8, 2012, 05:21 Kajetan
 
Arithon wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 05:11:
Now the end of the milk run is in sight and the other farmers are gettin' cold feet...
Where is this end, thou speakest of? WoW is still not only the biggest MMO, it is still THE biggest MMO. Other companies are glad they would have those numbers WoW lost as paying customers. And CoD sells like hotcakes with no sign of diminishing revenue.

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News Comments > 38 Studios Bankrupt; FBI Investigating
30. Re: 38 Studios Bankrupt; FBI Investigating Jun 7, 2012, 18:52 Kajetan
 
Teddy wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 18:30:
THEY caused their company to default by spending money stupidly and expecting huge sales on a title no one cared about, released in the same window as the kingpin of the genre.
To be precise ... they sold the SP game project for 35 mio. to EA, all revenue from KoA went to EA, nothing went to 38 Studios. They wasted this money on their MMO project, still years away from releasing it. They made some very bad management and investment descisions. And yes, it's ALL THEIR fault.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC
19. Re: Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC Jun 7, 2012, 11:02 Kajetan
 
"Honest, believe me, this is not a money-making exercise ... "

... says the snake oil salesman.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls PC Port Issues
32. Re: Dark Souls PC Port Issues Jun 7, 2012, 04:45 Kajetan
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 22:38:
A rushed, console port with no PC advantages...who would want that?

Well in this case it's the only chance somebody without a PS3 is going to have to play the game. Have you never used an emulator to play a game for a system you don't own? I've experienced plenty of games that way.
Sure. But why would someone buy (!) a rushed console port with no PC advantages for full retail price? This seems to be a candidate for future Steam sale around five bucks or less. Or to download the warez version just for 30 minutes of "experience".

But at least the devs were honest. I appreciate that. Isnt' very common in this business.
 
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News Comments > Painkiller Hell & Damnation Announced
2. Re: Painkiller Hell & Damnation Announced Jun 5, 2012, 02:03 Kajetan
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 01:15:
I hate to sound crass, but if it isn't by People Can Fly no one gives a damn.
The Painkiller franchise was burned and wasted with too many horrible, cheaply produced "addon" crap.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Revealed
14. Re: Star Wars 1313 Revealed Jun 1, 2012, 05:39 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 04:45:
Thats the beauty of gaming these days, no you dont!
You have to ... if you want the money from the masses.

Basically if you have a good marketing campaign with some good CGI and the full weight of a Star Wars licence behind you you can sell 1 million pre-orders without breaking a sweat! Its paradoxical, but it also happens to be true. Why do you think so many developers get away with basically taking a huge fucking dump in a retail box and still make a buck??? It can also work the other way around, making a good game, selling it to break even and then letting the game's quality do all the marketing work for you.
I couldn't agree more But top managers of major publishers, especially managers at LucasArts, don't think that way because they are not forced to do so. Business still works that classical Triple A retail way.
 
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Catalyst Beta - Monthly Driver Releases Ending
11. Re: New AMD/ATI Catalyst Beta - Monthly Driver Releases Ending Jun 1, 2012, 04:16 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 03:12:
This x 1000. ATI's driver support has been terrible as of late.
As of late? This seems permanent. Three years ago i really wanted to have an ATI card after NVidia shafted me with their product policy regarding mainboards. And because ATI cards are WAY better hardware.

After a month of trying out several driver versions i was forced to trade my ATI card in for a NVidia card, to get my games in working order again. ATI makes excellent hardware, i still want to have one. But their drivers are crap, utter crap compared to Nvidia. There i have only minor issues with for example aspect ratio settings in some releases. But all games work perfectly as they should. No graphical errors at all, no startup problems.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Revealed
11. Re: Star Wars 1313 Revealed Jun 1, 2012, 04:02 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 03:41:
I beg to differ, everyone and their mother has heard of Tie Fighter by now.
There is a difference between "has heard of" and "wants to play". I have heard many things of Zynga games like Farmville, but boy, do i have no interest in playing this kind of game at all.

That said ... to get the money of LucasArts newest target group, you have to rape and twist Tie Fighter into a simple action-arcade game.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars 1313 Revealed
5. Re: Star Wars 1313 Revealed Jun 1, 2012, 01:52 Kajetan
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 01:45:
Why is it the games we want most are the games no one wants to make?!
Because "we" are not enough. "We" are too small a group for a publisher like LucasArts who wants to sell bazillions of games to the biggest target group. Which isn't "us".
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced
30. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced May 30, 2012, 13:53 Kajetan
 
RailWizard wrote on May 30, 2012, 13:24:
Mr. Tact wrote on May 30, 2012, 13:18:
Loved 1 & 2 -- 3 was disappointing enough that I didn't get the expansion. I'll think about it...

There was an expansion? lol really?

edit: ah yes, look at that. Completely missed that or don't care enough to remember.
Try it. The addon is way better than the main game. Better gameplay flow. Less boring and predictable "horror" moments, better timing and scripting.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced
13. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition Announced May 30, 2012, 11:50 Kajetan
 
MajorD wrote on May 30, 2012, 11:28:
I could be way off base here, but my personal observation/opinion, for whatever that is worth, is that Tim Willits is the major problem with idís lack of creativity and ingenuity.
Why him? Because he is (was) just a good level designer without the proper talent for producing/directing (!) games people expect from id Software?

Hmmm, you might be right ...
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED's RPG Tease
21. Re: CD Projekt RED's RPG Tease May 30, 2012, 04:03 Kajetan
 
Jerykk wrote on May 29, 2012, 23:54:
New Vegas isn't cyberpunk.
But there are no elves and orks
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends
19. Re: Crysis 2 Steam Crisis Ends May 30, 2012, 02:06 Kajetan
 
Does this still require activation with Origin like the Alice game?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed May 29, 2012, 07:22 Kajetan
 
Lord Tea wrote on May 29, 2012, 03:16:
Also: if that was the case every copy of D3 would stop working the minute Blizzard decided to drop support for D3 (e.g. because they go out of business for what reason ever). No data-streaming server, no game! So cool!
Blizzard has no interest in culture or society. They dont care if you can play D3 in 20 years or not. They make D3 to make millions of bucks NOW. They make games for people who see in games nothing more than a short distraction from every day life.

Which is ok. I find it very amusing that these kind if games will vanish from history. Nobody will talk about D3 in 20, 30 years. They will talk about Diablo 1 or 2. They will talk about other Diablo clones. But D3 will be forgotten, only known to some experts in gaming history.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: ahuh? May 27, 2012, 07:50 Kajetan
 
Prez wrote on May 27, 2012, 06:56:
You don't have to be the owner of a high end card to still be all about the eye candy.
Yepp. Because the graphical progress is slowing down so much, most people need captions to distinguish DX9 to DX10 to DX11 screenshots. Yes, there is progress. But it's only in details. Details only people can recognize who have the knowledge.

As someone in the idustry has said a few months ago, concerning the upcoming console generation: Graphics are good enough for most people. Graphic is no longer the motor that drives sales, the main factor people buy a game. If it were otherwise the rise of the indies had not happened.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed May 26, 2012, 15:48 Kajetan
 
PropheT wrote on May 26, 2012, 14:50:
Indie games are cheap and fun alternatives to full price games, but 99% of them don't, can't, and aren't intended to compete with those full priced games anyway.
"Because people don't care as much about pretty graphics and realistic voice-overs as they did five years ago"
 
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News Comments > Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches
15. Re: Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches May 25, 2012, 09:50 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on May 25, 2012, 08:33:
Yeah but wouldnt it be cool if we had a 'real' C&C game in a F2P browser environment with the dynamic map and all that shit included as a strategic element, but the actual gameplay would be a carbon copy of C&C Tiberum Dawn?
That would be cool indeed. But there is no effin way we will get this officially from EA.

But there is a HTML5 demo using C&C1:
http://www.adityaravishankar.com/projects/games/command-and-conquer/
 
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News Comments > Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches
12. Re: Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches May 25, 2012, 08:10 Kajetan
 
InBlack wrote on May 25, 2012, 04:38:
Well id software pulled it off with Quake Online...
Quake Online is nothing more than Quake in a browser. It's still an ultrafast ego shooter. The gameplay was not altered.

This crap however is only your standard browser building game, where you are forced to buy points/ressources/whatever to play the game without waiting for days just to have enough ressources to buy one advanced building or one advanced unit. The C&C universe is just a setting, nothing more. The same game was called "Lords of Ultima", where EA slaughtered the Ultima brand for the exact same boring building/waiting gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
6. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 11:57 Kajetan
 
I can play Diablo 2 - SP without any server problems, fear of security breaches and hacks. But hey, "always on" is the future! May be for some people, but not for me  
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