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Signed On Nov 18, 2004, 05:49
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Sales Pale Versus L.A. Noire
19. Re: Max Payne 3 Sales Pale Versus L.A. Noire Jun 15, 2012, 12:55 Dmitri_M
 
I didn't like the first 2 or so hours of MP3 but it picked up quite nicely after that. The story is decent enough. Max Payne was less about story specifics than it was atmosphere. The third features too many dumb Rockstar criminal characters for my liking.
I will always remember chasing down Vinnie Gognitti in MP1 "PAAAAYYYNNEE!!!!". There aren't any moments in 3 as memorable as that. It's all too slick and shallow.

Though I don't remember liking MP2's narrative either, that game felt like a tech demo for ragdoll.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 15, 2012, 12:41 Dmitri_M
 
I don't see you being able to avoid metro completely.

Your argument is "Yeah Metro is useless but guys I'm sure you can avoid it! Here look at the screenshot they've left 75% of the existing UI as is!". Why didn't they just leave all of the existing UI in place and allow us to disable the super sized start menu app store (Metro) then?

Nothing wrong with letting MS know when they've made a blunder.

 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Sales Pale Versus L.A. Noire
1. Re: Max Payne 3 Sales Pale Versus L.A. Noire Jun 15, 2012, 10:39 Dmitri_M
 
An 8 year gap between games does not equal 8 years in development?

Michael Pachter is a fucking moron.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 15, 2012, 10:25 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 07:31:
Did you guys see that Microsoft made some changes to the desktop side earlier this week?

On that note, why does EVERYONE seem to think Metro is the only thing Windows 8 is? It has a desktop side that looks exactly like Windows 7, less Aero and a Start button (two weird decisions.) I'm not high on Windows 8, but it drives me mad when people ignore that it has two UIs (not that such things ever sound like a good idea.)

It doesn't have "two UIs". It has Metro grafted on top of the existing desktop. There's no way to disable Metro.

Metro is a moronic UI overthink. Why would a desktop user want a massive UI that fills his entire 30 inch screen? I'll be skipping this iteration of Windows, thanks.

That said, I could probably survive the loss of the start button. As it is I pin all needed applications to my taskbar. I no longer use Windows Explorer, only access the start menu for control panel (which I really should just pin to the task bar too).

I bought Windows 7. Why would I bother buying Windows 8 if it's just the existing desktop UI with Metro dog turd coiled on top.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 15, 2012, 00:42 Dmitri_M
 
m0deth wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 10:53:
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Apple really play to their audience. They can't use a commonly used resolution like 2560. Is 2880 even a recognised standard?
I guess those extra few pixels will give Apple types something to boast over.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 15, 2012, 00:10 Dmitri_M
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 14, 2012, 21:48:
Unless you fancy RSI within 2 years touch screens will never be more than a gimmick in actual work environments so no fear of anyone upgrading to W8 Whoever thought its smart to have to physically move your entire arm/shoulder to touch something on a screen needs to be smacked, very VERY hard.
Yeah the only people who think touch screen interfaces are conducive to productivity are apple fanboy tech "journalists" who don't actually do any real work dependent on computers.
 
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News Comments > Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Teaser
5. Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Teaser Jun 14, 2012, 22:25 Dmitri_M
 
The name reminds me of a NIN song title.  
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News Comments > Rockstar on Max Payne 3 Cheaters
21. Re: Rockstar on Max Payne 3 Cheaters Jun 14, 2012, 10:42 Dmitri_M
 
I will never understand what motivates people to cheat in online games.  
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News Comments > Resonance Demo
4. Re: Resonance Demo Jun 13, 2012, 20:38 Dmitri_M
 
Tried the demo, seems really polished. Decent voice acting too.

Cutter wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 15:42:
Wadjet Eye Games? WTF kind of name is that?
Well I guess his post count is now higher..? Beyond that I don't see the point.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Announced
5. Re: Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Announced Jun 13, 2012, 13:07 Dmitri_M
 
If it isn't better than JA2 and I'm still happy to run through JA2 with a tweaked 1.13 mod, why would I bother with this?  
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News Comments > Endless Space Beta
6. Re: Endless Space Beta Jun 13, 2012, 12:43 Dmitri_M
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 12:23:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 12:06:
It's good but a tad thin. It reminds me of Sins of a Solar Empire in that respect. Quick to pick up and play but not a great deal beneath the surface. SOSE being a Homeworld-like 4x lite, Endless Space a Galciv-like 4x lite.

It is very polished and I'm sure I'll get my money's worth though.


Agreed on the Galciv part but I wouldn't compare SoSE to Homeworld. Those are two vastly separate games in terms of style, gameplay and purpose. The only thing they really have in common is the theme of space.
I was speaking broadly. The visual style of the battles in SOSE, controlling individual ships reminding me of a simplified Homeworld combat gameplay. Compared to Endless space which has a simple card system for battles and more of a focus on star system exploration..which feels like a simplified Galciv.
 
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News Comments > Endless Space Beta
4. Re: Endless Space Beta Jun 13, 2012, 12:06 Dmitri_M
 
It's good but a tad thin. It reminds me of Sins of a Solar Empire in that respect. Quick to pick up and play but not a great deal beneath the surface. SOSE being a Homeworld-like 4x lite, Endless Space a Galciv-like 4x lite.

It is very polished and I'm sure I'll get my money's worth though.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jun 12, 2012, 23:11 Dmitri_M
 
Too bad EA own the rights to AC.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 12, 2012, 00:36 Dmitri_M
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 23:59:
And someone who refuses to use it is... not going to relevant to the world for much longer.
There are a great deal of good jobs that don't involve sitting behind a PC. I work with computers daily and I spend some time afterhours browsing sites related to my hobbies. But I'll be damned if I think spending time online is the only thing that makes someone relevant. I tend to make friends with people who don't spend any time online. They're generally more interesting to be around (less cat jokes and they're grounded) and seem to be way more active and actually do things in the real world.

I'm 30 and I've spent 15 years behind computers mostly due to work. I am actively looking at a total career change and my one priority is doing something that doesn't involve sitting behind a PC getting forwards of kittens from co-workers.

The internet is an incredible invention, but I find it really hard to drop that much hyperbole and positivity describing it.

I love it when it's useful. I hate it when it consumes normal social interactions. Yeah I don't have a facebook account.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2012, 04:04 Dmitri_M
 
Was just gonna mention The Two Jakes but was beaten to it.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2012, 21:45 Dmitri_M
 
IGN is gobbling up a lot of old sites. Voodoo3D is finally done too. :\  
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
64. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 9, 2012, 19:25 Dmitri_M
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 07:21:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 22:13:
Who plays Free to Play games? I do not pay attention to anything that's free to play. My basic presumption is that they're rubbish titles. Especially the shooters.

Tribes Ascend is not rubbish.
When did mentioning "F2P" become a muster to the Tribes fanboys to rear their pimpled heads in defense. I SAID earlier in this thread that Tribes might be good and that exceptions obviously exist. Some of you need it spelled out letter by letter?
 
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News Comments > Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play
37. Re: Crytek Going Entirely Free-to-Play Jun 9, 2012, 00:27 Dmitri_M
 
Jerykk wrote on Jun 8, 2012, 23:51:
There are exceptions. I don't doubt there are titles that require this finacial model to be made. Tribes is an established brand and most of us would be attention to it F2P or not.

Tribes has always been niche, even when compared to UT and Quake. Considering that Quake and UT are now considered niche, that makes Tribes even more niche. If Hi-Rez had released Tribes: Ascend as a $20-30 game, it would have a tiny community. See games like Shattered Horizon, Red Orchestra 2, Nuclear Dawn, Lead & Gold, etc, for good examples of what happens when you release a relatively obscure, multiplayer-only shooter that isn't F2P. That's why I fear for Natural Selection 2. It may be a great game but they're charging $35 for it. Not many people are going to spend $35 to try it out.
Yeah I agree. That is essentially what I was saying. I understand why the Tribes guys went with F2P.

There are a lot of extremely generic titles being developed as F2P that have no heritage to build on. They seem only to exist to squeeze money out of casual gamers.

The no single player thing mentioned earlier is spot on too.

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News Comments > FTL Closed Beta This Month
24. Re: FTL Closed Beta This Month Jun 8, 2012, 23:46 Dmitri_M
 
To be fair to the FTL guys, they originally only asked for 10 000. They got 200 000. For 10 000 I'm sure they never expected to upgrade the graphics.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Still Wants RAGE to be All the Rage
54. Re: Bethesda Still Wants RAGE to be All the Rage Jun 8, 2012, 23:42 Dmitri_M
 
By the number of comments here if ID released a great Doom follow-up we'd all be snapping it up. It's sad really.

 
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