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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Dark Age of Camelot Changes Hands
10. Re: Dark Age of Camelot Changes Hands Feb 5, 2014, 22:46 Alamar
 
Parias wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 17:28:
SimplyMonk wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 16:58:
Parias wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 16:04:
And yet smaller companies have no problem keeping their MMORPG servers going many, many years after their game's prime. WTF?

Most likely because with MMOs you have an ongoing revenue model so those servers still generate revenue. Mercs 2 had no IAP from my memory so the servers are purely money down the drain in EA's mind as they want you to move on and buy their new games.

That's understandable - but then releasing the game in a state that required you to log into their online matchmaking servers to play multiplayer with absolutely no official alternative was just a dick move. If you knew your game's revenue stream was going to be limited and you'd have to shut this online support down at some point, why even do it at all? You're just going to piss off your players otherwise.

It's EA... They likely intended to cash in on yearly updates, like they do with sports titles...

Mechwarrior 2... k14...

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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
41. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 12:37 Alamar
 
As I didn't like the original Thief games very much, and enjoyed Deus Ex:HR, and Dishonored, and other recent stealth games with action, I welcome these changes... Not enough to run out and buy it, but I'll look for it in a year or so for $5.

Just recently played through Tomb Raider (for $5), and thoroughly enjoyed it, and installed Max Payne 3 (that I also got for $5 some time in the last half year, or part of a bundle), and intend to see how that is... Plus I have dozen's of unfinished games I spent considerably more on (currently going through M&M:X, Amalur, Batman:Origins), so I think I can wait ; )

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News Comments > Dark Souls II on May 31?
3. Re: Dark Souls II on May 31? Feb 3, 2014, 15:25 Alamar
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 15:04:
Sheeit, I thought PC version was releasing at the same time... Ah well, 3 months isn't so bad.

While 05 (May) minus 02 (Feb), is 3... It's a 4 month wait... Sorry : )

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News Comments > Duke Nukem Announcement This Month?
28. Re: Duke Nukem Announcement This Month? Feb 2, 2014, 00:18 Alamar
 
alloutofgum.com eh...

Wonder if Rowdy Roddy Piper is making a come back...

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News Comments > Dark Souls 2 Video
2. Re: Dark Souls 2 Video Jan 30, 2014, 23:10 Alamar
 
Little disappointed they show clips from people that are really bad at the game...

I realize they want to keep the illusion that the game/series is really hard, but seriously, at least show some better combat...

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News Comments > Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison
3. Re: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Graphics Comparison Jan 30, 2014, 10:34 Alamar
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 09:45:
I loved the game (played on PC). One of the issues I had with the character was how cartoony Laura looked in comparison with the other characters that they tried to make look like real people. Laura still looks a bit like a barbie doll, doing every movement as sexily as she possibly can. She's a strong female lead, but she looks like what a room full of guys thinks a strong female lead looks like.

Now comes this "definitive" version of Laura which looks even more lifeless and plastic. They took several steps backwards. At least the girl on the right up there looks like it could be modeled after a real person. The "definitive" version just looks like a sex-doll.

Frankly I have been unimpressed with the definitive edition.

I just went through this game (best $5 spent this last year), with Lara (btw), and I didn't notice her being overly sexy in her actions... And she does indeed look how I expect someone in the (impossible) physical condition required to do these kinds of things, should look.

As for the above video, I see what you mean... The face especially.

Also, does the PS4 support voice commands? The video claims PS4 to PC, but at least one of the scenes shows the tutorial text for shouting a command.

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News Comments > Next Car Game Makes $1 Million in One Week
5. Re: Next Car Game Makes $1 Million in One Week Jan 30, 2014, 10:28 Alamar
 
My first thought was... 'Oh neat, I didn't know this was released yet'... Annnnnnnd it's not...

This is why Early Access is offered ; )

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 28, 2014, 18:22 Alamar
 
Echo Prime looks good, is only $8, gets you a free (currently $15) game... And for a company that makes some pretty cool (unique/different) stuff... Sold!

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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots
16. Re: Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots Jan 28, 2014, 11:21 Alamar
 
I really should beat the first...

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Might & Magic X Legacy
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Might & Magic X Legacy Jan 23, 2014, 21:34 Alamar
 
Since there are always complaints about any DRM that isn't Steam... I'll explain my UPlay experience just now...

I had previously purchased this during early access, but removed it to wait for the final copy... Noticed it was final today, and installed it on steam... Ran it, played for an hour or two, and quit the game... This is the point I noticed UPlay, and what did it have? A popup asking if I want to quit UPlay, which I clicked...

Damned intrusive DRM... : )

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News Comments > WoW Realm Connections and Character Transfers
8. Re: WoW Realm Connections and Character Transfers Jan 22, 2014, 16:32 Alamar
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 12:54:
Yup, Area 52 is the poster child of Horde dominance, even more so than Thrall it would seem. Every time I went in to oqueue for Ordos (or get a realid invite from a guild member on that realm), it seemed to always default to A52 and I can't say I've ever seen more than a handful of Alliance running around.

We killed off a bunch of big Alliance guilds years ago, and they never respawned...

Lok'tar!

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News Comments > WoW to Add Level-up Purchases
38. Re: WoW to Add Level-up Purchases Jan 17, 2014, 16:09 Alamar
 
Kawlisse wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 15:56:
Good thing there are private servers, that doesnt have crap like that.

Indeed... It's handy that theft is so rampant that we can enjoy goods at lower prices...

Knockoff purses, clothes, DVDs/Games, jewelry, etc... Yay for theft!

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News Comments > WoW to Add Level-up Purchases
21. Re: WoW to Add Level-up Purchases Jan 17, 2014, 12:00 Alamar
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 11:02:
There are definitely games out there that are enjoyable from level 1 onwards. WoW is definitely NOT one of those games. I (un)subbed from Vanilla WoW ages ago after my n-th *insert creature here* pelt piece of quest...

Could you name some MMO's that are enjoyable from level 1? And to be fair, I don't mean the first time, because for myself, and many, new content (graphics, stories, abilities, etc) is fun in itself.

Also curious to know what MMO's don't have kill/collection quests. Not that I'd want to play any, but while people always complain they want something different, they seem to think they want it in the genre, which is a little contradictory : )

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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Ending
25. Re: Steam Greenlight Ending Jan 15, 2014, 23:26 Alamar
 
Maybe they're combining Greenlight with Early Access... Instead of voting to get a game on Steam, you have to buy it, and when they make enough sales, then it's allowed to stay : )

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News Comments > SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions
1. Re: SOE Considering Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 12:01 Alamar
 
I don't think I've ever subscribed to an SOE game, but didn't they have this a while back, but it was $20, or $30?

I like this current plan though; I'm intending to look at EQN, and I'm hopeful it'll be the first EQ that I put in more than a week on : )

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News Comments > Steam Machines Announcement
24. Re: Steam Machines Announcement Jan 7, 2014, 00:29 Alamar
 
My first thought about Steam OS was.. Maybe I'll dual boot, when it's ready...

But what's the point? What does it actually offer? Compared to what it takes away...

Btw, I now have a 50" TV (thanks Boxing Day sales) hooked up behind my computer desk, where my recliner is, so my office is both where my PC is, and my (second) living room : ) Got it about a week ago, and I've sat at the desk like once since then.

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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Valve
20. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Valve Jan 6, 2014, 17:27 Alamar
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:31:
You kind of can.
For a developer like Valve, when someone leaves, it makes news. And you know when a developer leaves because they update their linkedin.

You know when a developer 'of note' leaves because people watch their linkedin...

There are dozens of unknowns at Valve (and every company) who's comings and goings, you'll never hear about...

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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
5. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:44 Alamar
 
At least Lego Marvel wasn't touched ; )

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News Comments > Deadpool Game Disappearance
20. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 2, 2014, 11:43 Alamar
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 02:01:
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 23:23:
I do my very best to avoid giving Marvel any money. They're total pricks.
I think you mean Activision... right?

Or EA?

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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
50. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 2, 2014, 11:28 Alamar
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:13:
If you haven't bought or downloaded the originals by now I would have to wonder why. Why not at the very least sample two of the greatest ARPGs from two decades back? Even if their old school gameplay and graphics are more than you can bare. You owe it to yourself to try them especially when you've seen they are so cheap or even free at times.

I can tell you why : )

Having tried them when they first came out, I didn't like them... I know I'm in the curmudgeon minority though (as opposed to the curmudgeon majority).

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