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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass
20. Re: Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass Oct 21, 2011, 22:39 Alamar
 
Tumbler wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 22:14:
This is a really smart move.. But I don't know why anyone outside of PR/press uses the word 'free' to describe a 144? Dollar expense...

That is what I was looking for. $144 hunh. That is a lot. I guess if you're going to play wow for a year there is no reason not to get the newest game free. Smart marketing move. Assuming you already wanted to buy Diablo 3 you're looking at $65 so that means you could get a year of WoW for $79 with purchase of Diablo 3.

I'm not sure the official #, but 15 a month, 14 for 3, 13 for 6, and I assume 12 for 12, so 144...

For the many many subscribers that want a reason to leave, this offers both... Assuming they can afford it... This hurts the 'dad pays' demographic, but that's probably not as big as most think : )

Edit: holy hell, never mind.. Apparently it's an 'agreement' that you lock in for a year (and choose your payment schedule/price), which also puts it at 13/m minimum... So 156.

-Alamar

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News Comments > Blizzard DOTA Trailer
4. Re: Blizzard DOTA Trailer Oct 21, 2011, 21:57 Alamar
 
Stitches... Epic : )

So DOTA... Basically just war 3, but the goal is to kill the hero?

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass
16. Re: Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass Oct 21, 2011, 21:52 Alamar
 
Hammer wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 21:45:
Alamar wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 21:14:
This is a really smart move.. But I don't know why anyone outside of PR/press uses the word 'free' to describe a 144? Dollar expense...

-Alamar

Depends how you see it. If you always planned to keep on playing WoW anyway, and wanted Diablo III...you're basically getting 3-4 months free.

Well sure, but everyone at Blues knows no one plays WoW anymore : )

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News Comments > Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass
14. Re: Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass Oct 21, 2011, 21:16 Alamar
 
Drezden wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 21:04:
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 20:30:
Drezden wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 20:03:
Talisorn wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 18:55:
I smell fear of SWTOR.

Naaailed it.

Wrong. They have nothing to fear from SWTOR. GW2 on the other hand...

If the sales for the completely fucked up Blu Ray release of Star Wars proves anything. It's that there are people who will buy a Star Wars product just because it's Star Wars. So anyone who has played a Bioware game, or a Kotor game, is going to pick up SWTOR. GW2, as innovative as the combat is, does not have that distinction.

Sure, but Bioware doesn't already have a proven track record with massives... Like... Uh... Or right...

Seriously though, I doubt Blizzard is 'scared' of either game.

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News Comments > Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass
13. Re: Free Diablo III with World of Warcraft Annual Pass Oct 21, 2011, 21:14 Alamar
 
This is a really smart move.. But I don't know why anyone outside of PR/press uses the word 'free' to describe a 144? Dollar expense...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Announced
18. Re: World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Announced Oct 21, 2011, 21:12 Alamar
 
Finally.. I feel vindicated... I used to joke back in 'the day' that all that agi cloth was for the monk coming 'next expansion'.

Good times : )

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News Comments > Blizzard on Gold Sales
3. Re: Blizzard on Gold Sales Oct 21, 2011, 15:27 Alamar
 
I always said I would stop playing WoW when something better came along... Nothing has... But I did stop playing a while back... Just can't get back into it...

Am (now) looking forward to SWTOR, and have always been looking forward to GW2.

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News Comments > Christina Hendricks in Need for Speed: The Run
13. Re: Christina Hendricks in Need for Speed: The Run Oct 17, 2011, 19:54 Alamar
 
I still don't know who she is... I clicked the people link, and it scared me... I assume it's just a bad pic though, but I don't have enough interest to find out : )

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
47. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 17, 2011, 19:47 Alamar
 
Darks wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 21:59:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 17:20:
Overon wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 15:54:
People once again show that whatever new game comes out that has a little bit of name recognition or marketing, it will sell number 1 on steam. It's no wonder that publishers don't like to release their big games at the same time for fear of competition.

RAGE is not worth 60 bucks people! I am offended!

I sure as hell didn't pay $60 for it, $20 from online cd-key site.

It's well worth that amount, but not $60 by a long shot.

That shows how much you idiots know. RAGE is well worth the price. You guys are just to fucking cheap, and pathetic on top of that.

I love how you guys who havenít even played through the game will sit in here and bitch about the game. Now if you had played it and didnít pay for it. then youíre a fucking low life scum sucking pirate and its morons like you guys who have helped destroy PC gaming and brought it to what it is now.

Dammit... Maybe I am getting grumpy, but I'll do it for the second time lately...

You're an idiot...

I'm late to the thread, so it's likely already been pointed out how...

'Worth is relative'...

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 16, 2011, 16:11 Alamar
 
Creston wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 16:04:
Overon wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 15:54:
People once again show that whatever new game comes out that has a little bit of name recognition or marketing, it will sell number 1 on steam. It's no wonder that publishers don't like to release their big games at the same time for fear of competition.

RAGE is not worth 60 bucks people! I am offended!

Of course, big name publishers release their big games at the same time pretty often, so your statement is kind of flawed there.

That said, I agree that it's not worth 60 bucks. Pick it up when it's on sale for 10.

Creston

I likely won't... : )

I did however, get both Orcs Must Die, and Dungeon Defenders... Enjoying the first, looking forward to the second, but also still having fun with Dead Island (a lot better than expected, and a bit more interesting too)...

Second play through, going with the blunt weapons guy, though mostly head stomping, so weapons are often moot... : )

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic EU Launch Advanced
5. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic EU Launch Advanced Oct 15, 2011, 13:11 Alamar
 
AnointedSword wrote on Oct 15, 2011, 11:51:
I will say this. I cannot say too much, but I will hint towards the truth. The reason for the change of heart is not the outcry of lack of release in other countries. Rather, the world wide launch would mean more people would buy it before they hear the reviews that will come out shortly after release (or the NDA is lifted). That is all what I am going to say. Oo

Peeps like labels... so ya, some sales will suffer, because every single massive that comes out is just a wow clone...

Not to me though... I didn't start gaming with WoW, and I know what the word genre means... so no biggie : )

As for SWTOR, it wasn't on my radar... I had very little interest (not a SW fan; watched each movie once), but I am enjoying this weekend's beta...

It definitely feels like a merging of MMORPG and Bioware... Which for some will be great, and others shite... Just like every other game : )

I'm not totally sold on getting it yet, but if a few friends/co-workers get started in there, I'll like pick it up, and some of them are raving about it, so that seems likely : )

For some background, I love massives... but I haven't played any for about 6 months... Just nothing out I felt like putting the time into... And I have never played SWG, nor even seen a gameplay clip (that's how little SW games have pulled me in : ).

I will likely post some specifics when the NDA is lifted...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Gameplay Trailer
40. Re: Syndicate Gameplay Trailer Oct 14, 2011, 12:13 Alamar
 
Fletch wrote on Oct 14, 2011, 11:13:
Not Syndicate. Looks boring, too. Wouldn't matter to me if it looked awesome, though. They wasted the Syndicate IP on a game that uses so little of it (except the name) it could have been called anything else and no one would have confused it with Syndicate. This isn't Syndicate. Fuck off, EA. Fuck off, Starbreeze. Not buying. And the rest of you drones who continue to purchase crap like this (and Rage, and X-Com, and Dragon Age 2, and From Dust, and Dungeon Siege 3, and Duke Nukem Forever, and Red Faction: Armageddon, et al) can fuck off as well. Companies will continue to produce PC shit as long as you fanboys and console monkeys keep buying it.

Damn, it's like some of you ADD kiddies grew up on a fricking XBox and just have NO CLUE what a good PC game can be. Just give you aim-assist, an over-the-shoulder third-person view, a lame cover system, insurmountable knee-high barriers to steer you through the map (which you'll likely have to navigate multiple times, with fresh new enemies every time), and you have every consolized piece of dreck released on the PC in the last 5 years. Lost Planet, the Just Cause's, the Dead Space's, Far Cry 2, the Halo's, etc... all games that could have been so much better on the PC.

Not exactly on topic... sorry. Had to vent, though.

I don't say this often, here, or anywhere, but... You're an idiot...

Simple truth: People have different tastes... : )

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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Oct 11, 2011, 14:08 Alamar
 
Tim Collins wrote on Oct 11, 2011, 12:49:
as soon as I saw it was the xbox manuel I stop'd bothering.

Sold in mexico?

Edit: Meant to add the OT part... I miss manuals... Now that I buy ~80% of my stuff on steam, I don't end up seeing a manual... Most games don't seem to have a version on there (though I did just check for Dead Island, and will skim through that in a few seconds, even though I already beat it (27.75h - not bad at all... Enjoyed most of it). So ya, in short, I would definitely like to see more manuals pre-release, as I would consider it about equivalent (sometimes better, sometimes worse) than gameplay videos...

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News Comments > Humble Bundle Makes $1M
6. Re: Humble Bundle Makes $1M Oct 11, 2011, 14:06 Alamar
 
Rhett wrote on Oct 11, 2011, 13:41:
Still too bad that there were so many assholes trying to resell these bundles.

Speaking of... Anyone want to buy a Trine key for Steam at half the listed price? : )

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Oct 7, 2011, 23:51 Alamar
 
And about damn time Dungeon Defenders has a launch date... It's been 'done' for about a year... I'm sure they added a lot of polish in that time, but wow...

Buying it mostly to support them, as the lead dev is a helpful member of the UDK community.

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News Comments > Prototype 2 Combat Trailer
1. Re: Prototype 2 Combat Trailer Oct 7, 2011, 13:33 Alamar
 
Looking forward to it : )

Won't say I can't wait though, because, obviously, I am : )

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 7, 2011, 11:50 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 11:12:
It has a 4 fucking GB cap, and you pay 10 bucks for every additional GB. And despite what Verizon and AT&T bleat, 4GBs is fucking NOTHING. Just by normal browsing you can easily destroy that in a month, because the large majority of web pages now have front pages with 5-10MB of content on it. And forget about ever watching a video of any kind anywhere.


A man cannot live on 2-4 HD porn scenes a month. This is entirely unacceptable!!!!!


Oh, was at out loud?



While I agree, do you really need HD on a mobile phone?

I suppose that if you velcro it to your face, it might be like watching it in the theatre, but it's going to be fuzzy because of that whole ~10cm to infinity thing : )

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News Comments > More on Scrolls Legal Battle
35. Re: More on Scrolls Legal Battle Oct 7, 2011, 11:42 Alamar
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 6, 2011, 22:55:
There are two movies called 'SPEED'. One has Sandra Bullock and the other is porn.

How can Bethesda sue for a partial name when other industries seem to be cool with it or even blatantly copying?

Does it boil down to lawyers being dicks? That makes the most sense to me...

Isn't your last line's 'logic' defeated by the previous? I would say the ratio of movie to game lawyers to be pretty significant, so if it was just that lawyers are dicks (the cop-out excuse), it wouldn't be limited to some game companies : )

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News Comments > Staff Are Team Bondi's Largest Creditors
5. Re: Staff Are Team Bondi's Largest Creditors Oct 7, 2011, 11:40 Alamar
 
Creston wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 11:00:
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 10:51:
"With the company being liquidated it's increasingly unlikely that staff will be repaid any significant percentage of the outstanding amount."

THAT sucks.


Yep. Then again, if you take your boss' "oh, don't worry, I'll pay you once we get paid" bullshit at face value, you're basically running the risk of getting screwed.

Never, ever, EVER take an I.O.U., no matter WHAT industry you're in. Get PAID.

Creston

If only this were followed precisely, and everywhere...

I personally hate all those shitty indie games made by teams of people doing it because they love it, and only get paid if the game succeeds...

/sarcasm

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2011, 11:37 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2011, 10:58:
<pause> I'll check. Oh hey, it wasn't plugged in! Thanks!

I have a friend, that over a decade ago, called me up and said he put his game CD in, but the monitor was still black...

I told him to turn on the monitor, and got a similar response to the above : )

He still jokes about it these days, along with a few other PC newbie stories... : )

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