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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
48. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 23, 2013, 06:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
Julio wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 19:30:
Ubi should drop the PC as a platform
Fuck you. If you don't like Ubisoft games then don't buy them but leave the rest of us that do out of it. Ubisoft has backed away from limited-activations and always-on requirements because of pressure from PC gamers and FC3's UPlay implementation, while unnecessary, was pretty innocuous. If anything PC gamers should support Ubisoft for responding to the community. Currently I refuse to buy EA games due to its anti-consumer practices - like I used to do with Ubisoft - but if EA were to reform its ways then I'd change my position.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
24. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 14:07 theyarecomingforyou
 
Fletch wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 13:34:
Not interested. Ubisoft has been given a lifetime ban from my PC (and I don't do consoles).
You say that as if you don't pirate all your games anyway.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
15. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 12:04 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 09:17:
While not perfect, Far Cry 3 and AC3 were pretty good PC ports. I don't love Uplay but its fairly innocuous and at least works with Steam in a roundabout way. I'm glad they backed down on their weird DRM strategy, they make a lot of interesting games and I didn't want to miss out on a bunch.
This.

Ubisoft is better than a lot of publishers when it comes to PC, especially now that it has backed down from its DRM policy.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider PC Details; Specs
5. Re: Tomb Raider PC Details; Specs Feb 22, 2013, 12:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Already preordered. Looking forward to it.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
32. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 20, 2013, 15:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
Ratty wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 15:01:
All the hate for the aliens and mutants in Crytek games. If I wanted to play a version without the monsters I might as well play Battlefield or CoD. I just have no desire to play a realistic shooter. I liked the aliens and monsters.
It's not that people don't like aliens or mutants, as Half-Life and Bioshock perfectly illustrate the contrary; the issue is that the aliens in the original Crysis were handled appallingly, like pretty much every element of the narrative.

Games don't have to feature monsters in order to not be Battlefield or Call Of Duty. In fact that's why people were so annoyed by Far Cry's ending, as up until that point it was a perfectly good conventional shooter. Far Cry 2 and 3 featured mature plots and were alien/mutant free, which was really refreshing for the genre. Going further I'd like to see games move away from combat, like Mirror's Edge, Amnesia and Dear Esther did to great effect.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
28. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 20, 2013, 11:24 theyarecomingforyou
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 10:49:
I agree with SirKnight - I thought Crysis was quite a bit better than Crysis 2, but I enjoyed them both. Too many narrow hallways in 2 (or should I say alleyways conveniently filled with crushed debris.)
The problem with Crysis is that it was a sandbox shooter with minimal narrative, only the gameplay wasn't particularly fun. Crysis 2 was certainly more linear but it had much better atmosphere, more memorable characters and better voice acting. Crysis 3 looks similar to Crysis 2 but a bit more open, which is fine by me.

I don't see being linear as a problem if the game is enjoyable - just look at Half-Life, Metro 2033, Bioshock. For me the atmosphere / setting of a game is very important and Crysis absolutely blew in that department.

PS - For what it's worth I thought Warhead was pretty decent, as it had much better pacing.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 20, 2013, 10:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 09:48:
They aren't a terribly interesting enemy to fight, the human AI is way better for the most part. The storyline surrounding them is college level film stuff. The games tend to devolve around the alien segments IMHO. Also they are in every game and Crytek feels the need to keep the silly Prophet storyline going when they could be doing new things.
This.

The most complained about element of Far Cry was the mutants at the end and yet Crytek did the same thing with Crysis, just replacing them with aliens. Not only that but it was all incredibly clichéd - from the nanosuit soldiers, to the generic Korean enemies, to the aliens. Too much emphasis was placed on the technology and barely any effort was put into the experience.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 20, 2013, 09:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
SirKnight wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 23:28:
Crysis 2 for me was just a graphical showcase. The gameplay was pure crap. Crysis 1 (before the aliens) was quite good.
You got that backwards. Crysis was nothing more than a technical demo. Crysis 2 added a Holywood-style narrative and refined the gameplay, especially the nanosuit; while it certainly wasn't amazing it had very good atmosphere - the music was particularly noteworthy (pun intended). I really didn't like Crysis, especially not after Far Cry, but Crysis 2 was decent in an over-the-top action movie sort of way - it wasn't anything special but it was a decent game.

The reviews seem to suggest the same is true of Crysis 3, which is fine by me. Sure it's disappointing that they haven't evolved the series like Ubisoft has with Far Cry 2 and 3 but what it does it does well (at least based on my experience with the multiplayer beta). It's a shame I won't be getting it, as it appears it won't be released on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Destiny PC Clue
17. Re: Destiny PC Clue Feb 19, 2013, 16:28 theyarecomingforyou
 
gravity wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 16:07:
Wii-U would support it (doubtful - they're talking Next-Gen stuff)
If the X360 and PS3 are supported then there's no reason not to do a Wii U port, especially given how similar the architecture is to the X360. That said, the other entries look suspicious and given that Wii U and PC versions weren't announced it's either a very moronic omission or it speaks to how important they consider those platforms.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 New Feature Plans
12. Re: Far Cry 3 New Feature Plans Feb 19, 2013, 07:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 04:39:
One thing I don't understand and it annoys the hell out of me. How can a game developer get universally maligned over a design decision in their last game and instead of learning from it, DO IT AGAIN? The most common criticism I've read about FC2 was the constant spawning/respawning, stealing the sense of accomplishment and believability.
What the hell are you talking about? They completely redesigned the system and implemented properly. It's similar to what was attempted with STALKER: Clear Sky, only done right. It was actually one of the most compelling features of the game.

The whole point of the bases was that they were challenging and if you don't take them out quickly or at least disable the alarms then they become incredibly difficult to take down - that's by design. It's not their fault if you're shit at the game.
 
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News Comments > New WHQL-certified GeForce Drivers
10. Re: New WHQL-certified GeForce Drivers Feb 18, 2013, 22:15 theyarecomingforyou
 
For what it's worth I update to every beta release and even though I have an SLI setup it's always rock-solid. There's the occasional issue with missing SLI profiles but I don't recall having an issue with the drivers themselves.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 New Feature Plans
4. Re: Far Cry 3 New Feature Plans Feb 18, 2013, 22:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
It's good to see that FC3 sold better than expected, as it certainly deserved it. Excellent game. I hope it gets a proper expansion or substantial DLC while we await the inevitable sequel. As for the patches, it's nice that new features are still being added.  
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News Comments > Destiny Announced for Consoles
26. Re: Destiny Announced for Consoles Feb 17, 2013, 21:31 theyarecomingforyou
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 17, 2013, 21:04:
But to say that they are idiots for making another Haloesque game is asinine. This is their wheelhouse. This is what they do best. This is what they love doing. This makes them millions upon millions of dollars (no speculation needed.)
No, their idiots for making it for current-gen consoles and not releasing it on PC. And there's nothing wrong with criticising a company for whoring itself out.

I don't blame Bungie for sticking to a similar style of game but I resent them for making the same shitty mistakes.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Preorders Soar
13. Re: Crysis 3 Preorders Soar Feb 16, 2013, 09:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 23:46:
I leave the inferences and implications to your capabilities, Gentle Reader.
EA's boycott of Steam is "actively working against my interests"; releasing it on Steam is not. And if Crysis 3 does get released on Steam then me buying it would send a message to EA that they can't ignore the platform. My point was perfectly clear.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Preorders Soar
6. Re: Crysis 3 Preorders Soar Feb 15, 2013, 23:24 theyarecomingforyou
 
If it's released on Steam then I'll definitely grab it, as the multiplayer beta was really pretty decent and I enjoyed Crysis 2. I'm fine with Origin but I like to buy all my games on Steam for the community features (taking and sharing screenshots, tracking your in-game time, etc).

If not then I'll pass on it. I passed on BF3, ME3 and DS3 even though I was interested in them and I'll pass on SimCity as well. There's no point supporting a company that's actively working against my interests.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Trailer
7. Re: BioShock Infinite Trailer Feb 15, 2013, 12:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
My concern is that the game is going to be too linear and restrictive, especially after playing games like Dishonored, Far Cry 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It certainly doesn't look as bad as ACM - which looked terrible in the preview videos - but I'll wait for reviews, more gameplay videos and user opinions before decided whether it's worth buying.

At least the PC version seems to be being taken seriously, as it includes high resolution textures, a FOV slider, anti-aliasing, ambient occlusion, etc.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
105. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 15, 2013, 10:16 theyarecomingforyou
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 10:02:
No, They touted DX11 for a while
I thought they stopped in 2011. Here they are in 2012 saying that no DX11 effects were implemented but were planned.
I remember seeing that article actually, but it certainly wasn't a confirmation of DX11 features - in fact it struck me as a confirmation that it WOULDN'T have DX11 effects. When combined with the lack of any follow up I honestly don't see how anybody could have been under the impression it would actually have DX11 features.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
102. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 14, 2013, 21:10 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 18:56:
What if that Watchdogs trailer/game play video you got your panties all hot over, turns out not to be game play that is in the game?
Surprisingly enough I'm not willing to preorder that either, as I haven't seen enough about it. It certainly looks promising but I'll wait to see more about it. The thing is, Ubisoft usually allows reviews to be released in advance of the game - with Far Cry 3 there were reviews published over a week before release.

I only preorder games that I know I'm likely to enjoy, where there is a benefit to doing so (discount or preorder bonuses), where I've played the demo and/or where I don't want the experience to be spoiled by waiting. For instance, I preordered Alan Wake, Bioshock, Dragon Age: Origins, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Portal 2, STALKER: Clear Sky, Far Cry 3, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, W40K: Dawn Of War 2, The Witcher 2, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, DiRT: Showdown and Dishonored and was very happy that I did for every one (even Clear Sky, which had launch issues). The biggest disappointment I had from a preorder was BRINK and that was mainly because of performance rather than gameplay - I also had RAGE from release but that was a birthday present. But those experiences made me a lot more cautious, which is a good thing. The point is, if you do your research before games are released it's quite easy to see whether they're worth preordering or waiting for sale.

I pity those who preordered ACM and were disappointed by it (not everybody was) but hopefully they'll learn not to do the same in future.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
98. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Feb 14, 2013, 18:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 15:00:
Had they come out and admitted the DX11 version was cut people would have been somewhat braced for this, though no one would have expected a game that looks worse than Halo 3 and looks like a garbage budget game.
I've been following the game casually over the years and never saw any mention of DX11. In fact I was under the distinct impression all along that it WOULDN'T have DX11 features, which is why I considered it a backwards step from AVP 2010.

I'm always wary of games when developers are unwilling to show off proper gameplay footage. Even when gameplay footage is shown - like with Bioshock Infinite - I'm still wary when it's shown in a very restricted way. ACM set off so many warning bells and it's a shame that so many people preordered it, especially when the early footage implied that the game was actually going to be half-decent.

It really doesn't bode well for the DLC Season Pass they've been promoting. I imagine that's going to be scaled back dramatically, if they don't simply refund everybody's money. It wouldn't surprise me - as rumoured - if the Wii U version is cancelled, because it has a small user base and few of those are going to take a risk on ACM. I wish Sega wouldn't fuck around with the franchise so much.
 
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Leaves Beta
5. Re: Steam for Linux Leaves Beta Feb 14, 2013, 15:22 theyarecomingforyou
 
Draugr wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 15:17:
If it has a steamplay tag then it works across any supported OS.
Exactly. Only shitty publishers like Activision charge separately - as far as I'm aware Call Of Duty is the only franchise that has games on Steam that ONLY run on Mac (as in there is no Windows support).

The vast majority of developers / publishers use SteamPlay, which means that games are playable on every platform from a single purchase.
 
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