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News Comments > Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M
18. Re: Stardock Sues Ex-Employee for $1M Aug 16, 2012, 12:57 Warskull
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 11:27:
Stardock sure does come across some weird problems. It is hard for me to feel too sorry for them though. This sort of thing is very preventable and any competent IT group would have had that data back online in a day.

Smells like bad management to me.

The game sucked too.

Wardell is known to have a bad temper and to do some pretty stupid things. A bunch of people got banned from Demigod for complaining about the terrible state of the game at release.

I wouldn't be surprised if he pushed an employee to the breaking point.
 
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News Comments > BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC
21. Re: BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC Aug 14, 2012, 15:01 Warskull
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 12:00:
ASeven wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:27:
They are actually defending Day-1 DLC. This is how rotten, irresponsible, hostile to consumers and morally bankrupt the gaming industry has become.
Well, you can defend day-1 DLC, the reality is. If you're going to have it, you bloody well better make sure it's worth the money. $10 for a single NPC, and a mission that takes 6mins to beat won't cut it. It needs to add something to the game itself, to make it worthwhile. And in turn, the content has to add to existing content, not seem like it was removed from the game itself, in order to say "hey-hey, I'm here to fuck ya over!"

I can see situations where day 1 DLC would be fair. For example a game adopting a model where the initial game is cheap and you buy the rest if you like it.

The problem is companies like Bioware keep releasing crap DLC. A character very clearly shoehorned in and most likely cut from the original content specifically to sell to players. In the case of Dragon Age it was a blatant power sell, you buy the DLC and get stuff better than you get in the rest of the game.

Companies like EA, Activision, Bethesda (horse armor), and Ubisoft have proceeded to ruin the name of DLC with their blatant cash grabs.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Gray Tease?
9. Re: TF2 Gray Tease? Aug 11, 2012, 23:46 Warskull
 
deqer wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 20:58:
Team A vs Team B vs Team C? not sure how that works. sounds like a messy Free For All experience; which doesn't help since teamplay usually already lacks team coordination anyways.

Team A vs Team C / Team B vs Team C? sure.

Team A/B vs Team C? sure.

They added a bunch of files for robot models and a "Man vs Machine" mode has been referenced before. It will likely be a players vs bots mode.
 
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News Comments > Firefall eSpots Toolkit Plans
6. Re: Firefall eSpots Toolkit Plans Aug 10, 2012, 23:04 Warskull
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 12:46:
Well, I'm sure both fans of this game will be very stoked about this while everyone else is playing PS2 and GW2.

They definitely missed their window and it is going to hurt them.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases
27. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases Aug 8, 2012, 15:08 Warskull
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 14:21:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 14:11:
ItBurn wrote:
Having played CS as much as you did, I don't think I can take your arguments as valid. :P
Of course. It would be silly to value the opinion of an experienced long time player over someone who likely played the game 10 years ago and possibly revisited briefly over the years. Everyone who doesn't play CS is always an expert on it.

You can't argue with a guy that a game sucks when it's his favorite one. You also can't expect someone who's been so close to something for so long to have an unbiased opinion of the thing. I'm not saying I know more about CS than you do, just that, in MY mind, you're not really a reference one should use to decide if it's better than other games.

Isn't possible that you simply do not know what you are talking about? Counter-Strike endured for so long because of its aim system. The first bullet will always go pretty much dead on where the center of your crosshair is. The next two will be pretty close. You are criticizing counter-strike on what is widely accepted to be its strength and then saying modern games (which are far more random in their spray) do it better.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed
15. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Beginning; Steam Confirmed Aug 6, 2012, 19:55 Warskull
 
They got at least 5,000 extra players per day when it was added to steam. Now just over 2,500 concurrent players from steam alone.  
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
74. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Aug 1, 2012, 13:15 Warskull
 
Draugr wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 20:39:
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 19:51:
In a "free-market" system we have corporations. Those corporations are all intent on creating monopolies where possible because that means they get everyone's money for the monopoly they've created. No, America is actually moving more toward an oligarchic and/or plutocratic system where the wealth and power is concentrated by a small group of people - the 1%. This is why you a reduction or outright elimination of competitors and compatible good goods and services.

This needed to be said, thanks. It boggles my mind how the word gets thrown around yet most (seem to be) totally clueless.

It is actually kind of interesting. Most of the people throwing 'communism' or 'socialism' around as a slur are products of the propaganda from the cold war era. That kind of hate stays with a society and is passed down from generation to generation.

Think of the stigma attached to Nazi. Yes, the Nazis were truly awful people and the crimes of the original Nazis cannot be understated. However 'Nazi' carries a lot more stigma than 'racist' or 'bigot.' Modern Nazis are really just racists, but the Nazi name seems to draw a lot more disgust than the KKK or other equivalent hate groups.

Another great example is the whole "Chinese food is made from cats and dogs." That was basically anti-chinese propaganda from when Chinese workers came over to build railroads (and consequently opened up Chinese restaurants.)

Communists and socialists are bad because they were the enemy and it still lingers in our society.
 
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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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