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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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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Jul 14, 2014, 05:09 Jerykk
 
I think it's stupid to advertise or flaunt sexual orientation in any medium but I'm not going to let that prevent me from playing good games.  
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News Comments > Humble 2K Bundle
23. Re: Humble 2K Bundle Jul 13, 2014, 22:53 Jerykk
 
Bioshock 2 isn't exactly an underdog, but it's my personal favorite (edging out Infinite) since it has the best shooter mechanics in the series and a unique and driving plot.

Eh? I thought Infinite had better combat than Bioshock 1 and 2. How was Bioshock 2's combat any better than the first game's?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
42. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 13, 2014, 17:24 Jerykk
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 10:59:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 16:00:
You can see a "Fade Portal" conveniently opens up several times and just ports in waves of enemies. That sort of thing is what we're talking about, DA2 all over again and I'm not swallowing any talk about its context in the DA universe.

Unlike DA2, I don't think that's representative of combat scenarios as a whole. The Fade Portals are a rare occurrence (or in this case, part of a boss fight). They've shown footage of other fights where there were no waves of enemies.

They occur before the boss fight as well as during it. I'll believe that they've changed when I see it, the lazy ass encounter design in DA2 left a horrible aftertaste and this looks like more of the same.

This footage shows several combat encounters without waves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8xJMWRI-cA
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Impressions
14. Re: Battleborn Impressions Jul 13, 2014, 17:18 Jerykk
 
There is no reason to assume people haven't tried them, especially when so many are F2P. Maybe people just don't like them and you will have to learn to accept it. A genre this popular is bound to have detractors, that's the nature of subjective taste.

There's definitely reason to assume many critics haven't even played a single MOBA. It's incredibly common for people to criticize something based on nothing more than assumptions. Some people hate anything that's popular or mainstream. Other people think F2P is inherently evil and therefore, any game that uses it is automatically scummy. MOBAs are both F2P and popular, which is reason enough for some people to hate them.
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Impressions
10. Re: Battleborn Impressions Jul 13, 2014, 01:50 Jerykk
 
Out of curiosity, how many MOBA-haters here have actually played a MOBA..? I feel like the sudden popularity of MOBAs, along with their F2P nature, automatically turns some people off despite them not really knowing anything about the genre or having any experience with it.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
46. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 12, 2014, 23:37 Jerykk
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 00:24:
Redmask wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 22:23:
Wetworks24 wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 16:59:
DA2 was just as tactical as DA Origins. Playing DA2 on nightmare was tough and required a lot of planning and cross class combos to beat during combat.

No, DA:O was more tactical and less bullshit even with potion cooldowns that weren't shared. Memorizing the number and timing of enemy spawns so that you can use abilities is not tactical. DA2 was tough on Nightmare but it was tough for bullshit arbitrary reasons like one shots from instantly spawned in enemies, not because the gameplay was inherently challenging.

False, being able to change your plans in the middle of the battle takes more tactics, not less. The 2nd wave forced you to move your healers and tanks and prevented you from using all your big cooldowns at the beginning of the fight. You also had to set up cross class combos a lot more in DA2 than in DAO.

Wave-based spawns means that you couldn't plan for anything. How can you form a strategy when you have no idea what you'll be fighting against? You didn't know how many waves would spawn or the composition of those waves. As such, you ended up saving all of your strong spells and abilities just in case you needed them later, making combat feel even more tedious and grindy.

I did like the cross-class combos in DA2 and the game definitely did make each class more important to the group (you couldn't do an all-mage party like in DAO). However, the wave-based spawns were just lazy design. Bioware balanced the game for Normal difficulty, where enemies were basically cannon fodder, so to compensate they added waves to draw the fights out and superficially increase the challenge. That worked fine on Normal difficulty but not so much on Nightmare, where enemies actually posed a threat.
 
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