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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Guardians of Middle-earth for PC This Month
7. Re: Guardians of Middle-earth for PC This Month Aug 15, 2013, 23:35 Alamar
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 16:38:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 16:33:
Is it just me, or is the MOBA landscape completely oversaturated?
It is. And i haven't played any MOBA at all. Not even the first Dota mod for WC3. Life still goes on!

I fought against this claim with MMO's, especially as people made them when the first MMO after WoW came out, which was just silly...

But I've seen like 5 MOBA announcements this month... I'm mostly ignorant to the genre, but it seems to be pretty/too busy.

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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Aug 15, 2013, 12:35 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 11:12:
Darks wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 10:22:
All of the games except Dead Space 3 are Steam, in fact you get both sets of keys when you buy this deal.


Fair warning, Battlefield 3 (assuming you pay over the 5 bucks or whatever) is also Origin only. Although hopefully everybody knows about BF3 at this point.

*EDIT* Typo.

No steam key for Sims either... Not that it would affect many Bluesnewsians : )

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News Comments > GTA5 PC Confirmed?
36. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2013, 14:45 Alamar
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 14:10:
Creston wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 11:14:
Rigs wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 10:38:
THEN, and only then, do they start to give in about the PC version. They've gotten pretty much all they can out of the console version, so now it's time to ring the PC version dry.

And? Rockstar may have started as a PC developer, but it wasn't until they switched to the PS2 with GTA3 that they became massively succesful. They've probably sold around a hundred million copies of their games on consoles. Kinda hard to complain when a dev favors consoles when their games sell 20+ million copies, and they were never succesful on the PC to begin with.

Bethesda, otoh...



But at the same time, GTA took a step into the realm of 3D as well with GTA3.

From what I recall of GTA 1/2, it wasn't nearly as story centric as 3+, but I've never been a big fan of the series, so don't quote me on that, unless you're a news person, in which case, facts don't matter anyways, so go ahead : )

My point being... story sells ; )

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Europa Universalis IV Aug 13, 2013, 14:27 Alamar
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 13:54:
It's really good.

No video review? You're slacking!

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PAYDAY 2
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - PAYDAY 2 Aug 13, 2013, 10:33 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 10:27:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 10:14:
DrSquick wrote on Aug 13, 2013, 09:42:
What issues are the steam forums talking about? Just launch servers being overwhelmed?
Crashes, bugs, servers not working, beta being better then retail game, etc etc

Think they uploaded the wrong version?


I know that reference!

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News Comments > $1MM Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition
34. Re: $1MM Saints Row IV Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition Aug 9, 2013, 22:29 Alamar
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 18:37:
Prez wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 18:09:
Oh there's no stopping me. I've managed to find $1.83 in my couch cushions and also have earned $2.50 by whoring myself out to all the women in my area (at $5 a pop - it's complicated). Quick - somebody do the math to see how far I have to go!

Can I do the math like the Count?

"One! That's one time whoring yourself out.
Two! Two times whoring yourself out.
*fast forward*
Nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred and ninety six times whoring yourself out. Ah ah ah!"

You might get a bit tired by the end there. Pack a lunch.

Maybe some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

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News Comments > Strife Announced
8. Re: Strife Announced Aug 8, 2013, 22:48 Alamar
 
Holy crap, so many MOBA's coming out of the woodwork...

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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Next Week
12. Re: PAYDAY 2 Next Week Aug 6, 2013, 14:31 Alamar
 
DrSquick wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 14:01:
I missed the boat on Payday 1, but I picked up the beta and pre-order of Payday 2 and have really enjoyed it. I would say don't bother if you are only doing single player. The AI is like an ogre - dumb but almost invincible. I have had the stupid AI stand there doing nothing while I'm trying to zip tie a whole lobby of people. The only thing they do remotely well is soak up gunshots and kill cops.

Now with that said, multiplayer is a BLAST! I haven't had a rude person yet, everyone is helpful. And the first smash-and-grab mission is fantastic when done as a team - you have 30 seconds to smash jewelry cases, bag the jewels, and get out. Absolutely impossible in single player, so it turns into a 30 minute firefight. But in MP if you coordinate it's a sub-30 second mission.

Highly recommend this - get the four pack if you have some friends that want it too, then you have friends to play it with, and it saves you about $8 a copy.

I had a dick in my first MP game... Some lvl 30 (max) lvl guy, joining a game with lvl 1's, 2's, and then bitching about how he hates to play with noobs... I saw his level before the game started, so don't know why the 'not a noob' couldn't see that, and choose another game...

Outside of that, a lot of people are inexperienced, including myself, and it's still been a lot of fun... Failing a heist sucks, but it's still neat, and new enough, that it's alright.

As for single player, I only did a bit, and played with a friend and 2 bots a few times. It's not horrible, and if you have a mission with a dozen bags that need to be moved, you're likely fucked, as they just follow you around and shoot. One thing they do, that's awesome, is help you back up (keep an eye on that shield, and use the cover often).

I'm not sure I like it enough to pick it up... I don't like the 'progression'... As in, you do a heist and get a random mod/cash/etc... But at least it has skill trees (ammo/medic bags are crazy useful, but the others, not so much).

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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Jul 31, 2013, 12:54 Alamar
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 22:24:
You only get two keys in the Humble Bundle (one for the first four games and one for the rest), so keep that in mind if you were planning on giving away keys for the games you already own.

Just to clarify.. You mean one key for SR 2/3, Sacred and Risen? And then a single separate key for DeadIsland/SR3-full? I imagine Riptide would have to be separate, so third key.

I can't think of any combo that isn't confusing...

Edit: N/m... found it on reddit... 3 keys for the 3 levels...

-Alamar

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News Comments > Space Hulk Preorders
21. Re: Space Hulk Preorders Jul 28, 2013, 13:54 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 22:07:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 21:40:
A train wreck? I like cooperative play a lot a lot, but in a turn-based strategy game it's pretty minor to me. I really can't imagine it being a dealbreaker for a lot of people.
See below

See above...

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 26, 2013, 00:14 Alamar
 
I enjoyed Cliffski's video, and promptly threw some money at him... : )

Looking forward to trying out the GTB, but the others hold no interest for me. If only 40-50 un-played games weren't waiting in the way...

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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
89. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2013, 11:02 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 22:27:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 21:50:
hahahaha You know it is time to back off when you say "ooooh! Dark Souls, I want that....*click*...." YOU ALREADY OWN DARK SOULS "PLAY"

Yeah, the embarrassment of every steam owner: "You already own...wait, what?!"


I have never had this happen, but I do find it quite funny : )

Regarding other comments... I played the hell out of Terraria (300h), and Dark Souls (~100 ish).

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 30, 2013, 23:32 Alamar
 
There's a Rogue Legacy demo on http://www.roguelegacy.com/, and I think a few of the regulars might like it... Kind of like a Binding of Isaac platformer, but with some persistent RPG elements.

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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jun 28, 2013, 22:17 Alamar
 
While not on sale, I picked up Rogue Legacy (from the dev, same price, but DRM free, and a steam key), and I think a lot of BluesNewsians would like it.

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News Comments > Two More Atari Properties Sold
11. Re: Two More Atari Properties Sold Jun 25, 2013, 11:27 Alamar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 20:43:
Man I loved SILVER.. am I the only one that has played that? Great story, cool combat.. cool game (that nobody ever heard about)

If we're talking the Zelda'ish style game from many many years ago, I played and liked it... Would be interesting to see a sequel.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2013, 11:44 Alamar
 
But Quake didn't come out till 96...

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News Comments > The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC & Preorder Bonus Plans
12. Re: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC & Preorder Bonus Plans Jun 19, 2013, 14:33 Alamar
 
A new game coming with 'free' DLC is like how MMO's come with a 'free' month...

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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Jun 14, 2013, 10:56 Alamar
 
I finally picked up the Witcher games (both are on sale), as there have been many many recommendations on here over the years. Only put a few hours into the first so far, but it feels unpolished/clunky, but we'll see how things go.

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News Comments > New Warhammer 40K MMORPG Announced
21. Re: New Warhammer 40K MMORPG Announced Jun 12, 2013, 20:43 Alamar
 
Flatline wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 16:34:
KS wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 16:14:
KS wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 15:11:
I wanna be a swarm of little StinkBois, or whatevet the hell they are called.

Note: I don't want to be a character who controls the swarm. I want to be the swarm itself.

Like the dog pack consciousness in A Fire Upon The Deep.

DO SOMETHING UNIQUE DOG DAMMIT! Stop pooping out reskins.

Ya know what, forget it. Pearls before swine. Some subgenius would implement it as a single character with an "animation" of little creatures flipping around, rather than as a literal swarm of independent, swarm-behavior entities.

Too much for the common yokel programmer to implement. And the powers would be single-character instead of well thought-out swarm-based things based on actual independent creatures.

Err... the bandwidth and amount of processing power to implement 500 individual AIs and animate them all for the sake of *one* player is kind of absurd. Imagine a thousand players on a server, each with a 500 snotling horde. That's 500,000 gamestates you have to keep track of, store, and sync, and that's just for a handful of players.

Don't defend the yokels!

Logic and thought have no place here.

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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion in 2014?
26. Re: Diablo III Expansion in 2014? Jun 12, 2013, 13:23 Alamar
 
So here's a thought...

As most of us know, Blue's News curmudgeon's don't meet the same demographic as just about any genre of games these days...

Plus, there has been a LOT of bitching on here about how much of a flop D3 was. There has been a lot of excusing D3 sales numbers because of the annual WoW thingy, and people's expectations based on D2.

But what if the expansion sells a crap-ton? Can we really still use the same excuse that people are buying it 'blind' based on D2?

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