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Signed On Oct 29, 2004, 16:20
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
61. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 1, 2012, 00:12 Warskull
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 22:32:
Disappointing, Valve. Very disappointing. I've always been neutral towards Steam though I don't like the idea of it having a monopoly over digital PC sales since monopolies are never good. I thought Gabe would be above this sort of tactics since he does have sensible points towards piracy and other issues. A shame really, would have thought Gabe would hold a sensible position over this as well.

A bit of a dick move on Valve's part, but this is way bigger than Valve. If Mandatory Binding Arbitration isn't made illegal when one of the two parties is a consumer literally every single contract ever will have this in it. Cell phones already have it, software companies are following suit, and some car dealerships use it.

It is a huge win for corporations because they can basically write lawsuit immunity into all their license agreements. In 20 years times this will seriously fuck everyone over.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
103. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 00:12 Warskull
 
ASeven wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 19:09:
I'll take a risk and say that Win8 may be the least sold Windows OS version for desktop PCs ever. I can't see anyone who cares about their PCs getting Win8, it offers nothing compared to Win7, in fact it takes away stuff.

Business computers are a huge market for windows. The people running companies tend to be older and not as technologically savvy. It took people time and effort to learn how windows works. The forced Metro interface is going to throw all that out the window. The VPs and CEOs are going to take one look at this and want the desktop back.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Development Complete
33. Re: Borderlands 2 Development Complete Jul 20, 2012, 23:06 Warskull
 
Dev wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 18:26:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 18:15:
Normally, I am the master of patience. Still waiting for Skyrim to hit the $5 I paid for Oblivion plus all of its DLC. My patience, in this case, lost out to me getting a loot chest.
Based on the popularity of skyrim, how long its taken to get any DLC (remember how they rushed a bunch of silly DLC like horse armor in oblivions?) and how long they've taken to even put it on a 33% sale on steam, let alone finally doing a 50% for this sale...

I'm going to predict 2+ years from release until it hits $5 for the GotY edition.

Anyway, what loot chest are you referring to?

Edit: Oh, the whole golden key thing from the poster linked after me?
It also includes an exclusive item that essentially boosts "magic find"

That's about what it was for Borderlands 1. You had about a full years worth of DLC releases. There is also the option of buying the game (or buying it on discount) and then picking the DLCs up on discount every 6 months.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Development Complete
17. Re: Borderlands 2 Development Complete Jul 20, 2012, 14:30 Warskull
 
ochentay4 wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 13:17:
Warskull wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 13:10:
ochentay4 wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 12:54:
This is fantastic... On the old days thet would release that unfinished class to E V E R Y O N E on a later PATCH. YES. A PATCH. NOT DLC. A PATCH.

Dont forget everyone who likes this game will get RAPED by PAID DLC. I will not make the same mistake with Borderlands 1. I will buy the game a year and a half later as a GOTY for 5 bucks with all DLC.

I'll never ever ever ever buy a game at launcha again. NEVER. PERIOD.

EDIT: Of course they announced on Twitter they just began making DLC!!!! Why not fixing the bugs that slipped through gold (of couse they game will have bugs, remember Borderlands 1? It still needs an external config tool made by people to improve the game) Of course they can make further changes to the game!!!!!!!!!!!!

EPIC RANT hahahahahaha Middlefinger

The paid DLC for Borderlands 1 was a pretty good deal. Moxie's underdome was weak, but General Knox and Claptrap's Robot revolution gave you about 10 hours of extra gameplay each.

Pretty good deal? 10 bucks for each DLC? 40 bucks for DLC? Are you mad? I've got DAYS of fun playing Witcher series that cost half of those 4 DLC. I cant stress enough how important GOG.com/CD Projekt RED are for the industry and PC gamers. They are an example to follow for multiple reasons. Thet still make lots of money. Their games still sells like hotcakes, are really cheap, and they have added more content to their games for free than any company developer I know in recent times.

And please dont get me started with "certification" on PC.

The fact that Microsoft and its business model damages the industry in the long run is terrible.

Look at FEZ developers. They cant release a patch cause it costs A LOT of money to "certificate" it on the 360.

Look at Valve and its games: Team Fortress 2, L4D1/2, Portal2. They cant bring the same level of commitment on the 360.

There are a lot of examples.

PS3 developers have it easier/cheaper.

The fact that Borderlands is 360 centric bothers me to hell.

I hate paid DLC. I hate Microsoft. I hate G4WL. I hate unpatched games.

Whooooa rant of the week I guess! hahaha time to spend more time playing Witcher 2!

You clearly have no clue what you are talking about. Borderlands 2 isn't using games for windows live. Borderlands 1 didn't use games for windows live. There was no certification process, there were no delayed patches.

All the Borderlands 1 DLCs were created post-release. They were well written, fully voice acted, fully fleshed out, and fairly entertaining. It was actually a great example of how to do DLC right. There was a significant amount of content there, General Knox+Clap Trap was argueably the best part of the game.

You Witcher comments are completely irrelevant here. Using your logic could say for $5 Dungeons a Dredmor is still fun a full year after release, therefore Witcher must suck. Sounds pretty stupid, doesn't it?

There are legitimate criticisms to be raised about Borderlands 1, for example the way they handled FOV, the menus not using the mouse properly, and the always on voice you had to disable. Instead of mentioning any of those, you scream about how GFWL is ruining gaming despite the fact that Borderlands doesn't use it. You complain about certification patch delays which never affected the PC version of Borderlands.

Just ranting about random things that are completely irrelevant makes you seem like a crazed idiot. Try to organize your thoughts. Think about what is relevant and what is a random rant.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Development Complete
7. Re: Borderlands 2 Development Complete Jul 20, 2012, 13:10 Warskull
 
ochentay4 wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 12:54:
This is fantastic... On the old days thet would release that unfinished class to E V E R Y O N E on a later PATCH. YES. A PATCH. NOT DLC. A PATCH.

Dont forget everyone who likes this game will get RAPED by PAID DLC. I will not make the same mistake with Borderlands 1. I will buy the game a year and a half later as a GOTY for 5 bucks with all DLC.

I'll never ever ever ever buy a game at launcha again. NEVER. PERIOD.

EDIT: Of course they announced on Twitter they just began making DLC!!!! Why not fixing the bugs that slipped through gold (of couse they game will have bugs, remember Borderlands 1? It still needs an external config tool made by people to improve the game) Of course they can make further changes to the game!!!!!!!!!!!!

EPIC RANT hahahahahaha Middlefinger

The paid DLC for Borderlands 1 was a pretty good deal. Moxie's underdome was weak, but General Knox and Claptrap's Robot revolution gave you about 10 hours of extra gameplay each.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC Released
2. Re: Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC Released Jul 18, 2012, 14:55 Warskull
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 14:42:
It's impressive to me how much they are supporting the multiplayer in this game. Tons of free DLC it seems like. What's a shame though is how the singleplayer suffered for it.

I finally finished the game a week or so ago. The missions were weaker and obviously designed as multiplayer maps. It also felt shorter and more limited in focus. I played ME2 for 48 hours without DLC but I beat ME3 in 27 hours with the From Ahses DLC and with the best ending.

This is going to happen more and more as time goes by and everything goes as online as possible for financial reasons.

They should just have the multiplayer team design their own game without being held back by the people who screwed up single player.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 16, 2012, 17:05 Warskull
 
avianflu wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 15:15:
3D only looks truly compelling if it encompasses your *full* field of vision.

The 3DS is actually pretty interesting. The 3D effects are done very well in Super Mario 3D Land. That extra sense of depth feels good with the 3D platforming. It just needs some more games.
 
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News Comments > War of the Roses Beta Signups
5. Re: War of the Roses Beta Signups Jul 6, 2012, 12:58 Warskull
 
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 12:54:
So pretty much par for the course when it comes to anything attached to Paradox?

Wait until at least 6 months after release and purchase during a sale is basically my rule for anything that they publish.

It really depends on the game and developer. Paradox themselves have been doing fairly good lately (Crusader Kings 2 was very playable 1 month after launch.) This is made by Fat Shark, so it will probably be a buggy mess for a good 6 months.
 
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News Comments > Funcom CEO Steps Down on Eve of The Secret World
4. Re: Funcom CEO Steps Down on Eve of The Secret World Jul 2, 2012, 22:06 Warskull
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 21:50:
Didn't the same thing happen when they were ready to release Age of Conan?

Age of Conan they ousted the CEO after the game was a disaster and his career as a dev was pretty much over. This seems like the CEO preemptively letting someone take over as CEO because he knows about the incoming train wreck and doesn't want to get blamed for it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III RMAH Issues
23. Re: Diablo III RMAH Issues Jun 30, 2012, 22:58 Warskull
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 20:14:
The tip of the iceberg. Global class action suits galore to follow not too long from now. I wonder if they still think their always-on DRM and real money bullshit was worth it? Will they in 6 months plus? I know I'd hate to be working for Blizzard these days.


I think that's how the RMAH is going to end. Someone or multiple people people will end up suing Blizzard. It will makes headlines, and new laws will be put in place regarding stuff like this.
 
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details?
25. Re: More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details? Jun 27, 2012, 12:26 Warskull
 
Creston wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 11:10:
InBlack wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 10:38:
avianflu wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 10:23:
Already uninstalled. Watched the new ending on youtube. Done.

It will be interesting to see if that Casey guy gets another chance to head on a major game release after all of the kerfuffle.

You mean like after the fucking fiasco of Dragon Age 2?? Oh wait...

Mike Laidlaw is in charge of that, not Casey Hudson. And if I have to say one thing in Casey's defense, it's that he lost his main writer to TOR right as they were getting ramped up for ME3, and he got stuck with Mac "I have a napkin's worth of notes for an ending" Walters.

Creston

That explains a lot. ME3 feels like they completely pulled the explanation for the reaper's out of their ass with no thought. Even in the extended cut the reapers don't make any sense. The new writers probably did pull the explanation out of their ass. Breaking up the ME2 team was clearly an awful idea.

Upon closer examination a lot of ME3's writing and story is just plain weaker than ME2, but the ending really highlighted it all and encouraged the players to look for the flaws. The new ending is watchable, but requires you to ignore the fact that the whole explanation for the reapers and the star child are still retarded.

Multiplayer is kind of fun though.
 
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News Comments > Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year
23. Re: Enter the Dominatrix Cancelled; Saints Row 4 Next Year Jun 20, 2012, 15:34 Warskull
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 13:21:
Beamer wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 13:14:
ASeven wrote on Jun 20, 2012, 12:30:
I'm more worried with THQ surviving one more year, period. THQ announced a few days ago it closed its dev houses in Spain and another country and it's now being hit by multiple class action lawsuits related to uDraw.

I don't think THQ can last much longer, not leaking money like this and getting hit with expensive lawsuits to boot.

Which is a shame, as its last ditch hail mary has been to hire a guy as CEO that is genuinely a good, employee-and-consumer first guy. If anyone would foster good studios and innovative games it's him.
But it may be way too late.

A sad case of too little, too late. They've even sold some of their main IP like UFC as well. Selling IP is a huge red flag, it pretty much tells THQ is in dire straits.

Honestly, if THQ survives until the end of this year it will be a miracle. Unless the new CEO pulls a rabbit out of his ass I can't see THQ being saved at this point.

You know what the worst thing is, when the company inevitable fails they'll blame his humane treatment of employees and customer focused attitude using it as evidence that EA and Activision's models are better. Completely ignoring how THQ got into this predicament in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Forge Details; Interview
2. Re: Forge Details; Interview Jun 18, 2012, 16:19 Warskull
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 13:46:
Nice visuals but these sorts of games are always and only about griefing.

It is instanced PvP and he quotes GW1 and TF2. It sounds more like arena based PvP and less like the open world griefing.
 
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News Comments > "38 Studios Spouse" Speaks
17. Re: Jun 13, 2012, 16:19 Warskull
 
1AngryGamer wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 14:59:
Im hoping this brings then entire MMO clone industry to a standstill and forces people to think about releasing shit games

Like Guild Wars 2 will be

It won't, the words MMO makes investors go a bit stupid. They immediately start thinking they could be making WoW money without realizing how many MMOs crash and burn, many die before they even make release. The only really successful MMO I can think of after WoW is LotRO which managed to forge a PvE niche for itself.

But he needs to have broken a law to be a target. Starting a business, running it poorly and having it go out of business isn't a crime, if it was no one would ever start a business. Yes, there may be some civil issues that pop up, but on the surface there's not even a hint of a crime committed by Schilling.

If he misled investors on how the business was going it can be a crime. It sounds like employees were misled. Depending on how investments were handled he could be in a lot of trouble. Rhode Island want to save face and I think we might see some of the laws they usually don't enforce be enforced.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patched
38. Re: Diablo III Patched Jun 1, 2012, 15:07 Warskull
 
Luke wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 14:46:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 13:36:
So the auction house allows you to buy items in game? For what purpose? So that you can skip finding those items yourself?

I've never played any of the Diablo titles (or any MMO). But this mechanic sounds strange. Would I play Jagged Alliance and go online and purchase the best weapon right at the start of the game?

Thats how people plays "give me all NOW " there goes the wooow effect when a better item finally drops.....peps are Clown 's
Thats the sideeffect of all that DLC shit peps love so much , "just go buy it"

The game is balanced in a way that the auction house is mandatory for many classes. Especially in hell and infeno mode. If you had the foresight to roll a Demon Hunter or Witch Doctor, good for you. If you picked a Monk or Barb, you will need the auction house to keep the class functional. Decent drops are incredibly rare and act II tends to ramp up the monster power quite a bit. Especially since Monk/Barbs desperately need resists in higher difficulty levels because all the ground effects bypass dodge and armor.
 
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News Comments > Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week
7. Re: Mech Warrior Online Beta This Week May 23, 2012, 00:09 Warskull
 
Shataan wrote on May 22, 2012, 22:00:
Woohooo... can`t wait! Finally a real Next Gen Mechwarrior. It has been a long wait since Mechwarrior 3.

We've needed one for a long time.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
11. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 12, 2012, 22:26 Warskull
 
They added that due to complaints from the readers and they still don't mention that the think tank is funded by the groups it is arguing for.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Video Blowout
24. Re: MechWarrior Online Video Blowout May 10, 2012, 19:10 Warskull
 
Jerykk wrote on May 9, 2012, 23:13:
RollinThundr wrote on May 9, 2012, 22:43:
Cutter wrote on May 9, 2012, 22:30:
Nice previews and footage. I'm stoked for this now. It's just a shame it's F2P instead of a full-game with private servers. They monetize ths thing too much and it won't work.

What's sadder is no publisher wanted to pick it up and give us a SP campaign. But I'll take another stab at MPBT, since this pretty much is the spitting image of that game. I think they've already said any paid for stuff would mainly be cosmetic and that they were avoiding any type of P2W type of scheme.

I'm pretty sure you'll still have to unlock different weapons and parts with XP and that they'll sell XP Boosters for real money. That's what every other F2P game does. So while you technically aren't buying these weapons and parts, you're paying for the ability to unlock them much faster than people who don't pay.

The mechlab preview made it look like the previous Mechwarrior games where you buy each mech and each weapon. So if you need 3 Medium lasers, you must buy 3 of them. It looks like CBills with be their "XP."
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Hotfix Patch
1. Re: Crusader Kings II Hotfix Patch May 1, 2012, 13:44 Warskull
 
Wrong patch, 1.05d is about a week old, 1.05e is the new patch:

v1.05e:
- When you press the claim of a vassal ruler, he should now remain your vassal
- Kingdoms that are not previously de jure part of an empire can now also be assimilated
- AI: Fixed an issue with calling allies into single wars
- Fixed an issue with the regency events
- Fixed numerous typos in the database and event files
- AI: Fixed a bug with rulers being able to nominate dead children to titles, if not of their own dynasty

Source
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Preorders Include Beta Access
5. Re: The Secret World Preorders Include Beta Access Apr 3, 2012, 10:58 Warskull
 
Ripperjack wrote on Apr 3, 2012, 10:43:
Age of Conan was a classic Funcom release, a major clusterfuck for the first 6 months, to end up a solid, good game there after.

No, it wasn't! Six months in stats still didn't work, sieges still didn't work, tons of stuff was still broken. In fact after a full year stuff still didn't work.

Anarchy Online was awful at launch, AoC was awful at launch, it is a simple pattern. Never trust Funcom.
 
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