Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Jonas Taylor

Real Name Jonas Taylor   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname theyarecomingforyou
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 8, 2005, 11:25
Total Comments 6041 (Guru)
User ID 22891
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ] Older >


News Comments > Far Cry 4 Outed?
15. Re: Far Cry 4 Outed? Oct 9, 2013, 22:25 theyarecomingforyou
 
Aero wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 14:06:
The first two or so hours of Far Cry 3 was one of the best gaming experiences I can recall. The jungle was scary, there was danger around every corner, and the glimpse of a patrol or the sound of distant gunfire would send me scrambling for a hiding place in the bushes--occasionally maybe risking a stealth attack sneaking up on the tail end of a patrol.

Pretty quickly I became Rambo though, and I just strolled with impunity about the island obliterating anything that dared cross me.

I hope they can keep that initial feeling lasting longer in a sequel. To be honest though, I can't even really think of how to pull it off. You do need to feel like a badass eventually, but maybe not an effectively invincible badass.
Agreed. The parts of the game related to the plot were great but the survival elements and outposts seemed too much like filler. Overall it was a superb game though, especially the narrative and acting. That said I didn't quite get into it as much as Far Cry 2, which was so impressive because of its distinct setting and atmosphere (the music and sounds were excellent). That's not to say Far Cry 2 was better and it certainly had its issue but I still rate it highly.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Hardware Prototype Details
42. Re: Steam Hardware Prototype Details Oct 5, 2013, 11:11 theyarecomingforyou
 
MattyC wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 08:34:
I guess it isn't that expensive, but 16GB of RAM seems a bit over the top to me. I cannot imagine needing that much.
I think the point is more that there's a minimum to work with. nVidia's next GPU (Maxwell) will support unified memory for accessing system RAM, so maybe that's the end goal?
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Half-Life 3 TMed
10. Re: Half-Life 3 TMed Oct 1, 2013, 23:30 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 21:13:
I'm not hopeful about this. If it happens it happens, super. Otherwise forget it. Particularly if it's tied into needing their Steam OS and their gamepad or some such nonsense.
That won't happen. SteamOS is a free operating system and Steam Machines isn't a closed platform, so there is no money to be made tying it to either.

However, what we might see is HL3 given away for free or heavily discounted for people who buy Steam Machines and/or the Valve controller. Valve doesn't have any background in hardware so it would make sense to tie it to a valuable IP - giving it away for free with Steam Machines would tie people into the Steam platform, much like Amazon does with the Kindle Fire; giving it away or heavily discounting it with the Valve controller and adding exclusive features for it would get it into the homes of most serious Steam users.

I don't have any intention of buying a Steam Machine or using SteamOS but I would be interesting in picking up a Valve controller, especially if it is bundled with HL3.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
12. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 24, 2013, 20:04 theyarecomingforyou
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 18:42:
Bitch. Low-life individuals like this one aren't exactly helping the situation of "gender equality" in the industry. Guys don't cry sexual harassment when they get their feelings hurt and quit in a huff...
Sexual harassment is still sexual harassment and it is up to the individual to determine whether they consider it acceptable. Brad's behaviour was absolutely disgusting and I think she was completely justified in what she did.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > SteamOS Announced
57. Re: SteamOS Announced Sep 23, 2013, 16:15 theyarecomingforyou
 
The potential of this really depends on what else Valve is announcing. I imagine that the SteamBox will be one of the other announcements, undoubtedly running SteamOS, and that game sharing will be the last one.

If Valve can get hardware partners onboard then that means that Steam could pose a serious threat to the XB1 and PS4, as they'll be stuck on outdated hardware for the next eight years. It won't take long for SteamBox to support 4K gaming, which is something Microsoft and Sony can't compete with.

PS - It would be nice if Valve really pushed SteamOS as an alternative to Windows, as Microsoft has become far too complacent. Gaming is one of the biggest obstacles to overthrowing Windows and Valve has the potential to change that.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $19M - $21M Goal Revealed
10. Re: Star Citizen Hits $19M - $21M Goal Revealed Sep 17, 2013, 11:01 theyarecomingforyou
 
nin wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 10:30:
I'm still at the original $37 tier. Can't seem to justify paying cash for other virtual goodies (ships) when most can be earned in-game.
Same. I don't want to have to pay-to-win and there's something to be said about earning those ships for yourself. Sure there might be a bit of grind but if you could immediately jump to the best ship in the game then there wouldn't be much in the way of progression or hardship.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $18M - $20M Goal is Planetary FPS Combat
68. Re: Star Citizen Hits $18M - $20M Goal is Planetary FPS Combat Sep 8, 2013, 07:24 theyarecomingforyou
 
There isn't much I'd like more than to see Star Citizen implement FPS planetary combat but, as others have said, it strikes me as an incredibly ambitious goal. I appreciate that the CryEngine is built around FPS combat but it will still require a lot in terms of art assets, level design and gameplay design. How are they going to ensure there will be enough other players on the planet to make it interesting? I just don't want it to distract from the core mechanics.

I really hope they nail the gameplay in this and there is certainly a lot of potential given the amount of thought being put into it and the community participation. This is the game I've been waiting for since playing the original Tie Fighter nearly twenty years ago and Starlancer (another Chris Roberts' game) over thirteen years ago.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Humble Origin Bundle Raises Over $10M
21. Re: Humble Origin Bundle Raises Over $10M Sep 4, 2013, 15:37 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm all for money going to charity but I'm not going to support a business as unethical as EA. I mean, I wouldn't support Halliburton or Monsanto even if all the money was going to charity. At the end of the day this is money that EA can write-off against tax, that it can use to inflate its stats and extra users for its Origin service, all of which provide a tangible benefit to the company. No thanks.  
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Module Released
64. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Module Released Aug 31, 2013, 07:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 14:52:
It's an alpha, a test, and it came with a shit ton of disclaimers saying as much. If you find a bug, report it in the appropriate section of the forums...that is the point of the release.
Wildone wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 15:02:
omg how many times & disclaimers do they have to make and people STILL bitch about it...
Parias wrote on Aug 30, 2013, 15:06:
You completely missed the point of this release.
I'm well aware of all the disclaimers but my point still stands. We're talking about established middleware - CryEngine 3 - and a release consisting of a single room. If ladders aren't functioning properly then they shouldn't have been included.

The reality is that they can put out as many disclaimers as they want but their work is inevitably going to be judged by it. As I said, I'm still very much looking forward to this game (that much is obvious as I've paid to support it) - my point is just that this was rushed out and there wasn't any need for it to be. There is nothing unreasonable about pointing out the issues I encountered.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Module Released
31. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Module Released Aug 30, 2013, 14:46 theyarecomingforyou
 
As much as I'm looking forward to this game I think they rushed this module out. Approaching the ladder caused all the keyboard controls to go funky and when I eventually climbed the second ladder I started floating around and could move through walls. That and performance is terrible.

Still, at least it proves that work is actually being done on the game and it's not all fancy videos.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tropico 5 Announced
6. Re: Tropico 5 Announced Aug 15, 2013, 10:14 theyarecomingforyou
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 09:47:
Sounds like this offers more than 4. 4 really looked like an extremely minor set of changes from 3.
The changes weren't radical but were substantial enough to warrant a sequel. In fact I found myself playing Tropico 4 a lot more than the previous version - it was much better rounded.

I'm looking forward to Tropico 5. I've always been a fan of God-games and refuse to buy Sim City because of EA's anti-consumer policies, so there isn't really a huge amount in the way of competition. This is definitely a developer worth supporting.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014
4. Re: Xbox One Controller for PCs in 2014 Aug 12, 2013, 21:30 theyarecomingforyou
 
I just hope they release the wireless X1 controller promptly, as one of my wireless X360 controllers has a failed D-pad and I'd like to upgrade as soon as is practical. As for this announcement, it's a lot of bullshit but at least it is confirmed that the X1 controller will be available for PC.  
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 Clues?
39. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 3 Clues? Aug 6, 2013, 23:35 theyarecomingforyou
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 21:25:
If you're hired by Valve, you ARE Valve, and people within Valve work on whatever they damn well please, so it makes no difference.
There's quite a difference between being a Valve employee starting a new gaming project from scratch and being part of an outside developer that is bought up by Valve. You don't immediately acquire the culture of another company when the ownership changes, it takes time. It's fair to say that Valve does very little from its core staff, relying mostly on acquired IP and projects. That's not to say they aren't very good, as there is certainly a skill to knowing the right projects to take on, but it's different to Valve creating games of its own.

Which brings us to the main issue, which is that Valve simply doesn't release many projects of its own. Valve was famous for its Half-Life series yet that is now nowhere to be seen, which is disappointing given its impact upon the gaming industry.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > F1 2013 in October
1. Re: F1 2013 in October Jul 28, 2013, 10:56 theyarecomingforyou
 
Hopefully it isn't a trainwreck like F1 2012, which I had to skip because it a) didn't support my resolution (2560x1600), and b) didn't support SLI. That despite the fact that F1 2011 worked flawlessly.  
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > F.E.A.R. Online Announced
20. Re: F.E.A.R. Online Announced Jul 26, 2013, 00:40 theyarecomingforyou
 
siapnar wrote on Jul 25, 2013, 16:53:

Link to terrible trailer
Shocking. Even for a free game it's overpriced.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
13. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 21, 2013, 13:59 theyarecomingforyou
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:47:
A car and other physical products have wear and tear from use a digital product doesn't have this problem. The only thing that really affects a digital product is market pressure. A used/resold digital product is going to be identical to the new version. Which is why this isn't as cut and dry. Reselling digital games has the potential to eat the developers/publishers lunch.
But the reality is that older games have a considerably lower value because they date quickly. You don't see Valve selling the original Half-Life or even Left 4 Dead 2 for 30 because it couldn't get away with it. And publishers will be able to use DLC and other techniques to prevent reselling from eating into their profit margins, plus they'll receive a percentage of every sale.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
12. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 21, 2013, 13:56 theyarecomingforyou
 
Nate wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 12:48:
Is there any online digital seller that's allows resale? Doubt it. Very good reasons why it doesn't make sense. Allowing resale adds extra work for Steam for no reward. And then the fact that those downloaded games can be resold repeatedly forever.
Have you seen how trading card sales work? The owner sets the price they want to receive and then the amount that goes to Valve and the developer is added on to create the final price. Everybody wins.

Personally I am completely in favour of this. The EU has always been very strong when it comes to protecting consumer rights and this is just another example of that. Valve will find a way to balance the needs to publishers, gamers and itself. Digital content should be resellable. Just because it currently isn't allowed doesn't mean it shouldn't be allowed.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Trailer Teases "Grand Theft Auto Online"
60. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Trailer Teases Jul 9, 2013, 14:08 theyarecomingforyou
 
The trailer looks good but there's no way that was rendered in real time on current gen consoles. Rockstar has a history of putting out pre-release media that is of much better quality than the final game. Plus it remains to be seen how well optimised the engine is, especially after the GTA4 fiasco.

It's all very well looking good in a 720p YouTube video but it really comes down to how it actually plays. The PC version hasn't even been announced and will like by the best part of a year down the line, at which point we'll already have next-gen titles like Watch_Dogs and possibly Mafia 3. I want to be excited for GTA5 but I've been burned by Rockstar too many times.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > GTA5 Gameplay Trailer Tomorrow
34. Re: GTA5 Gameplay Trailer Tomorrow Jul 9, 2013, 00:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
Leper wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 20:55:
Let me just add that the L.A. Noire port was very well done (they even added DirectX 11 support). Hopefully they will maintain that level of quality if this is ever ported.
The LA Noire port was shit. The graphics were terrible, it was limited to 30fps (unacceptable), it was bundled with shitware and it arrived significantly after the console versions. Now Mafia II, that was a good port.

I really don't have any interest in GTA5. No PC version has been announced, it's been designed as a current gen title (which means it won't scale upwards) and Rockstar has a history of fucking over PC gamers. GTAIV was a train wreck, MP3 was plagued with unnecessary cutscenes pre-rendered at sub-720p quality (at first I thought the game was broken), LA Noire was capped to 30fps, RDR was never released, etc. Rockstar is too busy whoring itself out to Microsoft and Sony to worry about things like integrity or competence.

The games I'm interested in are Watch_Dogs and Mafia III.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 14:31 theyarecomingforyou
 
I've never had much respect for Engadget and articles like this only reinforce my position. Double Fine was never going to meet the expectations of every backer, especially not when a) backers were given no idea about what the game was going to be, and b) it was massively overfunded and everybody's expectations changed. Personally I backed the project and I was more than happy to do so. The announcement of the delay and changes doesn't surprise me and I don't feel let down. There have been plenty of videos documenting the process and I still have confidence in the team.

Engadget is just a gaming tabloid that wants to kick up a fuss where none is warranted. Kickstarter goes out of its way to explain that you are not guaranteed ANYTHING and projects can fail entirely. I invested knowing I might get nothing but in the hope that a) it would change the gaming industry, and b) that I'd get a good game out of it given the pedigree of the people involved. The industry HAS been changed (the fact that we're getting Star Citizen is proof of that!) and the game looks to be developing nicely and to a much higher standard than was claimed.

The quality of the comments on Engadget is depressing but not exactly surprising given the immature nature of the site. The fact that people on Blues aren't freaking out is proof that Engadget is way off base here, as Blues Troopers love to throw their toys out their pram (myself included ).

Any true gamer should be happy with what Double Fine is doing. Anyone who isn't was investing for the wrong reasons.
 
Avatar 22891
 
SteamID: theyarecomingforyou
Star Citizen: Blue's News
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
6041 Comments. 303 pages. Viewing page 12.
< Newer [ 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo