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Signed On Oct 29, 2004, 16:20
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News Comments > EA Layoffs
2. Re: EA Layoffs Apr 11, 2013, 21:43 Warskull
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 21:04:
Not a huge surprise that their mobile game studio is getting hardest hit... it's a volatile market that EA (in my opinion) has been a bit too aggressive in pursuing non-traditional revenue generation from. What goes up must eventually come down, and all that.

(This isn't exactly a way of saying that microtransactions are necessarily a loser in gaming, in the mobile space or otherwise - just that, in an emerging market, it may be best to diversify risks with a few different revenue models rather than simply taking one that not only hasn't been proven long-term yet, but that seems to be facing considerable resistance in its current structure.)

The problem with mobile gaming is that every mobile game is a gamble. Most gaming sites don't bother hyping up mobile games so either your game gets noticed and sells a ton of copies or it gets lost in all the noise.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Plans "At Least" Two Game Announcements
22. Re: Stardock Plans Apr 10, 2013, 20:09 Warskull
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 16:15:
I know some people have a problem with Brad, but Stardock is exactly the kind of developer we should be supporting:

  • They self publish

  • They do strategy games (less common these days)

  • They're not a huge conglomerate

  • They have shown an ability to learn from their mistakes

  • They're hiring some top notch talent.

  • They don't burden their games with onerous DRM

  • You can play their games offline


  • There's the small problem that they make absolutely terrible games. They wrecked Demigod by doing the netcode for it and making absolutely nonfunctional netcode (it was a multiplayer game with multiplayer that didn't work.) Then Elemental was absolutely horrible. Fallen Enchantress is their base game in the recent times being merely mediocre.
     
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    News Comments > EA "Wins" Consumerist Poll Again
    19. Re: EA Apr 9, 2013, 22:40 Warskull
     
    Dev wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 22:10:
    Also, putting aside employees... are you saying there can never ever be a situation in which a game or an error cannot possibly cause someone harm? For instance, what about young kids using an EA game's multiplayer and getting exposed to the total crap consolers like to spew? That could cause emotional distress. A situation like the stupid hot coffee thing could cause a kid distress (granted that kid shouldn't be playing an M rated game like GTA to begin with though).

    Don't forget back when they released Warhammer Online they had an issue where they billed people multiple times. We are talking in the range of $500+. If I recall, someone had a relative on medical equipment die because they couldn't pay the power bill after EA maxed out their card.
     
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    News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Preorders
    19. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Preorders Apr 5, 2013, 17:28 Warskull
     
    Verno wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 11:04:
    InBlack wrote on Apr 5, 2013, 10:44:
    Yeah go ahead, preorder the game. Whats the worst thing that could happen?

    You can cancel the preorder if you decide you don't like the beta, its not out til June.

    Relic broke DoW2 with the release patch, then left it broken for 3 months, don't preorder.
     
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    News Comments > OnLive: 'Tis But a Scratch!
    2. Re: OnLive: 'Tis But a Scratch! Mar 21, 2013, 09:23 Warskull
     
    nin wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 09:10:
    "We're still here! Honest! Check it out! Anyone? Hello????"


    I actually forgot they existed.
     
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    News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
    64. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 15:01 Warskull
     
    wtf_man wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 14:59:
    Uhm, would this be a good alternative?

    Cities XL Platinum

    And it looks like they got rid of the Secure Rom and 5 Machine Activation from the 2011 version.

    I always keep hearing that it just flat out isn't a good game.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    8. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 10, 2013, 20:02 Warskull
     
    Well played Tropico 4, well played.  
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    News Comments > SimCity Adding Servers
    7. Re: SimCity Adding Servers Mar 7, 2013, 09:45 Warskull
     
    Too late, the damage is already done. If you have always on DRM you either have a good launch or you get remembered forever as an example of why this doesn't work.

    The thing people remember most about D3 is error=37 and the queues.
     
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    News Comments > Soren Johnson at Stardock
    8. Re: Soren Johnson at Stardock Mar 5, 2013, 01:32 Warskull
     
    Silicon Avatar wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 21:03:
    Galactic Civilizations 2 was pretty good, but it's been dead a long time now and I've seen other 4X games coming out of the indie market that look just as good.

    Stardock better have awesome up its sleeve if it wants to entice me.

    GalCiv 2 is overrated in my opinion. A good chunk of its success is due to being released in a period where it was the only option.
     
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    News Comments > TimeGate Layoffs
    9. Re: TimeGate Layoffs Mar 5, 2013, 01:28 Warskull
     
    wtf_man wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 20:32:
    saying this was because a publishing deal fell through.

    Gee, ya think?

    After the Colonial Marines mess, who would hire this studio?
    (Not that Gearbox doesn't significantly share the blame)

    To be fair, the whole A:CM may have not been their fault. It sounds like they got a worthless shamble of assets and an impossible deadline. The responsibility in the end should be mostly on Gearbox. They are the ones who kept delaying the game and created a situation where they needed to crap out a terrible game as fast as possible.
     
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    News Comments > Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games
    32. Re: Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games Feb 14, 2013, 19:29 Warskull
     
    Beelzebud wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 19:01:
    Is World of Tanks any good, or is it pay2win?

    It used to be extremely pay to win, the best ammo was paid ammo. I heard it is slightly less pay to win now. However, if you want a tank game, they are it.
     
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    News Comments > More Valve Layoffs
    13. Re: More Valve Layoffs Feb 14, 2013, 00:00 Warskull
     
    ViRGE wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 21:42:
    I appreciate Valve's right to privacy in this matter, but I can't help but wonder. Valve has never had a large layoff like this before; and if Gamasutra is right, it's apparently not across any single division. Valve should be rolling in money, so either their finances aren't as strong as we think, or something is afoot.

    You don't mass fire people when things are good.

    Perhaps their hardware projects were simply going to cost grossly more than anticipated. Their cashflow can't be bad with their domination of the PC market. However, it is possible their reach exceeded their grasp. The hardware project may have cost more money and manpower than they were willing to invest.
     
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    News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
    10. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 Warskull
     
    nin wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 09:32:
    New Achievement: The Tears Of Pitchford - take to twitter and let Randy know what you think of his game.



    Apparently so much of it was outsourced to various other studios it is barely able to be called a Gearbox game. Time gate supposedly did almost all the single player.
     
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    News Comments > Impire Preorders
    4. Re: Impire Preorders Feb 5, 2013, 13:08 Warskull
     
    Keith wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 12:16:
    Looks to be closer to Dungeon Keeper than any of the other recently released "dungeon master" type games. I'm always sketchy about Paradox games though. I'm not sure how the developer - publisher balance works out, but it usually seems like I'm left holding the proverbial bag with a shoddy product.

    Paradox is a great publisher, but they give their developers a ton of freedom. So you really have to go with the developer's track record on this one.
     
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    News Comments > Dirty Bomb Alpha Access
    14. Re: Dirty Bomb Alpha Access Feb 1, 2013, 13:34 Warskull
     
    w00tie wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 09:57:
    I like the Enemy Territory games. But everything they've done since then has been garbage.

    In the case of Brink it was a whole new level of garbage. That was one of the most unfinished, half assed games I have ever seen. Brink was terrible.
     
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    News Comments > War of the Roses: Kingmaker Edition; DLC; and Free Version All Planned
    1. Re: War of the Roses: Kingmaker Edition; DLC; and Free Version All Planned Feb 1, 2013, 09:49 Warskull
     
    The game has been dead since November, it doesn't even pull down enough players to register on steam stats anymore. Plus Chivalry is superior in every single way.  
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    News Comments > Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
    12. Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 10:13 Warskull
     
    Go try the game, right now. It is worth every penny at $12.49. Team Objective mode is great, it is Like Wolfenstein:ET with medieval weaponry.

    If you try it, you will probably buy it.
     
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    News Comments > MechWarrior Online Double XP Weekend
    8. Re: MechWarrior Online Double XP Weekend Jan 16, 2013, 20:18 Warskull
     
    Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 21:51:
    Anyone playing this? Hows the grind friendo?

    2012 saw the release of several tantalizing free to play games but unlike pringles you generally can only grind through just one. Planetside2, Tribes Asc, or this?

    Initially it is pretty nasty. It takes quite a few games to buy a mech. Even the starter boost leaves you shy. However, once you get a few good mechs you end up having more than you need. There is less demand to keep buying the latest super-overpowered hero like other free to play games.

    The comments about netcode are dead on. Netcode is currently this games weakest point. High speed light mechs are near invincible because of lag.
     
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    News Comments > Edge: Valve, Mojang "Greatest Developers"
    49. Re: Edge: Valve, Mojang Jan 14, 2013, 19:08 Warskull
     
    Beamer wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 14:08:
    Prez wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 14:05:
    I had to google "Platinum Games" since I had no idea what games they made. Now that I did I have even less of a clue why they were even included in the list at all, much less in the #4 spot.

    Likewise. But I do know IGN slaughtered Anarchy Reigns, their one 2012 title.

    Anarchy Reigns is disappointing. The single player has been pretty bad so far. I am hoping the multiplayer is better when I get into it.
     
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    News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC
    2. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Free Second Wave DLC Jan 8, 2013, 10:12 Warskull
     
    I would say maybe between 1 in 3 and 1 in 5 in my experience. I had quite a few running around. Did you test all 30?  
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