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Signed On Apr 23, 2004, 02:42
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Unrest
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Unrest Jul 26, 2014, 05:40 Jerykk
 
Keep it classy.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
9. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 26, 2014, 05:39 Jerykk
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 20:14:
LittleMe wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:06:
Nah F2P can be done right and the market is slowly choosing the better models that we like. Romero is right about that. It's evolving. There are publishers and developers want to give us what we want.


There are VERY few "done right" f2p games.... vs a billion shitty mobile games (and some pc games too ,p) that all cost either miniscule or nothing, and yet are filled with timers, grind, and constant nag-screens (or advertisement)

I mean I get where you come from, HS and DOTA2 and what not are f2p games done right, but these are few and far between no?

The mobile market isn't really relevant to PC gaming. The crap that works there doesn't work on PC. Early F2P PC had similar crap but have improved markedly since then. Now the majority of F2P PC games only sell you cosmetics and other things that don't impact gameplay.

That said, F2P does have downsides. For one, it doesn't work with all genres. Good luck getting a F2P single-player PC game or anything on the scale or complexity of Fallout or Skyrim or Dragon Age or Mass Effect or Deus Ex. If a game isn't conducive to microtransactions or requires a huge initial budget, it won't work as F2P. Multiplayer games are a lot more feasible but even then, it's easy to mishandle F2P. Tribes: Ascend made some significant changes to the series in order to accommodate microtransactions and there changes were for the worse. Had they taken the DotA2 model (where you only pay for cosmetic items), the game would have been a lot better.
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Goes Back to Piranha Bytes' Roots
7. Re: Risen 3 Goes Back to Piranha Bytes' Roots Jul 25, 2014, 02:52 Jerykk
 
John wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 08:59:
If Risen 2 was better than 1, why does 2 have lower ratings on Metacritic?

Because reviews are opinions..? According to Metacritic, Dragon Age 2 is better than all of the Gothic and Risen games. 'nuff said.
 
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News Comments > 2K's BioShock Tease?
16. Re: 2K's BioShock Tease? Jul 25, 2014, 02:48 Jerykk
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 13:04:
Task wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 09:27:
Come on just do system shock 3 already. Enough of the linear roller coaster bioshocks.

EA owns the rights. If and when they do a SS3, be prepared for the kind of loving treatment they apply to all of their acquired properties.

I don't think EA owns the rights anymore. Night Dive Studios does, or at least they're the ones who released SS2 on Steam and GOG.
 
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News Comments > Risen 3 Goes Back to Piranha Bytes' Roots
4. Re: Risen 3 Goes Back to Piranha Bytes' Roots Jul 23, 2014, 23:06 Jerykk
 
I'm disappointed that they're ditching the pirate theme for more generic fantasy. I loved the pirate stuff in Risen 2. I also thought the companions were more interesting than any of the companions in PB's previous games. The only thing I didn't like about Risen 2 was the combat and even that was eventually improved in a patch. R2 made a lot of improvements in other ways. They replaced the antiquated full-body equipment system in favor of a piece-based system, allowing a greater variety of builds and more ways to specialize. The skill checks were a great addition as well, making your skills more useful outside of combat. The introduction of an actual companion system (as opposed to the occasional companions you'd only get for specific quests in the previous games) was a great addition as well.

Risen 3 could very well be the best game PB has ever made but it just looks and feels like more of the same. From what I've seen and read, it doesn't look like it's really changing the formula or adding anything new to it.
 
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News Comments > Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House
17. Re: Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House Jul 23, 2014, 16:15 Jerykk
 
Alamar wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 12:01:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 11:21:
The fact is that there are a lot of companies that make their livelihood on STALKER, so when we showed up on the scene, they saw us as a threat and did everything that they could to stop us.

Really? Like what? I can't think of a single company whose livelihood depends on STALKER. Unless you count modders as companies. Even then, their mods don't make them any money so... yeah.

Really?

I haven't paid much attention to this fiasco, but the first news item I remember about it, was a competitor (another STALKER 'spin off' developer) calling it out...

-Alamar

Vostok Games (comprised of former STALKER developers and currently developing the actually real Survarium) called out West Games for their false claims of being the primary developers of the STALKER series. The livelihood of Vostok is in no way impacted by STALKER (since they don't own the rights) or AREAL. They simply wanted to point out misinformation. Since then, they've distanced themselves from the controversy because it really doesn't have any impact on the game they're making.

West Games is trying to divert attention away from the many suspicious aspects of their project. That's why they keep focusing on these imaginary companies that apparently rely on the STALKER series for their livelihood.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 11:36 Jerykk
 
People will always be assholes on the internet because anonymity lets them get away with it. Unless we somehow remove anonymity from the net, that will never change. The article (and other articles like it) demands change but doesn't actually explain how to make that happen. I don't think censorship is necessarily the correct choice. Disabling comments, for example, will only provide trolls with more fuel to insult you with. There is some irony in the article complaining about men not wanting to hear about women's issues but then disabling comments so men can't respond.  
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News Comments > Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House
6. Re: Areal Fundraising Resumes In-House Jul 23, 2014, 11:21 Jerykk
 
The fact is that there are a lot of companies that make their livelihood on STALKER, so when we showed up on the scene, they saw us as a threat and did everything that they could to stop us.

Really? Like what? I can't think of a single company whose livelihood depends on STALKER. Unless you count modders as companies. Even then, their mods don't make them any money so... yeah.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
13. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 21, 2014, 23:10 Jerykk
 
Well, guess PC gaming is screwed now. What will we do without the PCGA?! Might as well shut down Steam, GOG, GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, Gamefly, GetGames, Origin, Uplay, etc.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 20, 2014, 22:30 Jerykk
 
so that means Justin Beiber deserves his success? he is a supremely talented artist and thats why he's so popular?

He offers a product that many people are willing to pay for. That's why he's popular. Whether or not he has "talent" is completely subjective and largely irrelevant. People don't listen to Beiber because it's the cool thing to do. They listen to his music because they like it. So yes, he does deserve his success despite your personal opinion of his talent.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 20, 2014, 19:42 Jerykk
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 18:16:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 16:58:
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 14:47:
DayZ is the current meme, like Minecraft was. It's the in thing to buy atm.

I don't think you understand what a meme is. Minecraft is still super popular, btw. Nothing past tense about it. They've sold about 54 million copies thus far and are still going strong. If Minecraft were available on Steam, it would probably be the top seller.

Sigh, why am I the only person around here who understands sociological concepts like what a meme is?

A meme (/&#712;mi&#720;m/ meem)[1] is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.[3]

Does that help clarify it for you? Allow me to simplify. Little Johnny here's of a 'kewl' product or service that's getting popular. And like most of societies mouth breathers Little Johnny lacks the self-esteem to buck trends. So rather than risk social isolation he jumps on the bandwagon. Now Little Johnny is part of the "in-crowd", and his other little pea-brain pals have to join in or they risk being ostracized as well. See how that works?

The definition in the first paragraph doesn't match the definition in the second. The second describes a fad while the first is so broad that it can be applied to just about anything popular. When people speak of "meme" in a modern context, they are specifically referring to things like doge or ceiling cat or bucket walrus. While such memes do tend to be short-lived and could therefore be called fads, "fad" and "meme" are not necessarily synonymous.

The truth is that you simply dislike DayZ and don't understand its popularity and thus you feel obligated to dismiss its success as hollow and undeserved. It's a means of self-validation and lets you feel like your opinion is correct even if it conflicts with the opinions of the majority.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
20. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 18:03 Jerykk
 
Assuming that the pledges remain above $50k for the remainder of the campaign, I do admit to wanting to see how everything plays out. There's obviously no way they can deliver what they've promised for the money they're asking. I suspect they'll eventually admit that the funding was simply for a prototype that they can pitch to publishers. Or they'll start another Kickstarter for "bonus polish and features." Or they'll "postpone" the game and start a Kickstarter for another game entirely. Or they'll just cancel the game and apologize to backers (without any refunds, of course).  
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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
33. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 20, 2014, 17:56 Jerykk
 
Xero wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 11:22:
Sounds like the game is just going to be overhyped again using the Doom name but what more can it be these days in an oversaturated FPS market? Ok, so the game is going back to it's roots with some additions? Well, sh!t, if a million other Doom clones haven't already come out.
Again, if it didn't have the Doom IP behind it to use all the Doom character/monsters, it wouldn't be any different than all the rest. We've had awesome clones such as Serious Sam and Painkiller that were successful as their own series.
What is sounds like without using the reboot term is just Doom 1 using this new graphic engine. Whoopdidu. Nothing more than a few hours and your done and bored of it.

Are you really complaining about a modern run and gun shooter being released? How many of those do we actually get these days? I'd much rather get that instead of another military shooter.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 20, 2014, 16:58 Jerykk
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 14:47:
DayZ is the current meme, like Minecraft was. It's the in thing to buy atm.

I don't think you understand what a meme is. Minecraft is still super popular, btw. Nothing past tense about it. They've sold about 54 million copies thus far and are still going strong. If Minecraft were available on Steam, it would probably be the top seller.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
17. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 16:55 Jerykk
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2014, 14:38:
What a shit show. This sort of shit is precisely why I'm done with KS. KS doesn't care and won't take any responsibility because they want their cut. They're like pimps and no one should support pimps.

You could just avoid shady Kickstarters and support the ones worth supporting. For every Areal, there's ten Kickstarters that turn out well.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Master of Shadows Website & Trailer
3. Re: Styx: Master of Shadows Website & Trailer Jul 20, 2014, 05:45 Jerykk
 
I think it looks pretty promising. That said, I have my doubts about the overall execution. Cyanide has a history of cool ideas with poor implementation.  
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
15. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 16, 2014, 03:15 Jerykk
 
Yakubs wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 13:58:
Had potential but the execution was mediocre. Another game where the player is a god and the enemies are a bunch of dopes. It reached the climax during... the climax, actually, where the head badguy _knows you're coming_ and decides to deal with it by relaxing in his base with several entrances wide open, and about 10 dope guards meandering the dark hallways.

With all the game companies bending over backwards trying to copy Hollywood, you'd think they'd learn one of the fundamentals first: a story is only as good as the villain.

So... what, did you want a boss fight or something equally contrived and generic? A boss fight that would have been terrible because the game's mechanics aren't really designed for 1v1 combat? No, I thought the game's finale was great (at least with low Chaos). The villain knows he can't beat you and is therefore resigned to his fate. It was a great change of pace given the absurd logic of most videogame villains. If some dude has destroyed hundreds of your minions and overcome every obstacle placed in his way, why would you think you could possibly win?

Finally, a story doesn't even need a villain to be good. Apparently you need to touch up on the fundamentals of storytelling yourself.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
14. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 16, 2014, 03:06 Jerykk
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 12:27:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 12:22:
The last supposed info leak showed that Dishonored 2 will use the idtech5 engine. Please let that be untrue.
Why? Better than the dinosaur known as Unreal Engine 3.

No, not at all. Dishonored (which used UE3) looked better than RAGE and Wolfenstein. Same with Bioshock Infinite, Mirror's Edge, Gears of War and basically any other UE3 game. UE3 was a great and versatile engine, which is why so many games have used it. Only Bethesda uses idTech5 because they own it and they know no external devs would touch it with a ten foot pole.

idTech5 uses Megatextures, which look terrible up close and take up a ridiculous amount of space. I mean, really... 50 gigs for Wolfenstein? If it had used UE3, it would have looked at least as good (probably better due to textures not being atrocious up close) and been a fraction of the size.
 
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News Comments > Gigantic Announced
7. Re: Gigantic Announced Jul 16, 2014, 03:01 Jerykk
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 20:37:
So, uh, is it just me, or does this look almost exactly like Battleborn?

Have they shown any gameplay footage of Battleborn yet? From what I've read, it's more of a shooter while this is more of a traditional MOBA, albeit with shooter controls.
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details
8. Re: Rumor: Year-old Dishonored 2 Details Jul 15, 2014, 12:22 Jerykk
 
The last supposed info leak showed that Dishonored 2 will use the idtech5 engine. Please let that be untrue.  
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