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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility
10. Re: On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility Jan 28, 2012, 16:07 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 13:36:
Alamar wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 13:05:
I didn't read any of the linked articles, but by 'disabled' I just assume they mean 'only able to play console games'. : )

-Alamar

Follow the Reddit link and read the attached image then...

But then my bad joke based on ignorance (while trashing console 'kiddies') is no longer funny...

-Alamar

'but it's not funny anyways'...
 
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News Comments > On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility
8. Re: On Legend of Grimrock Accessibility Jan 28, 2012, 13:05 Alamar
 
I didn't read any of the linked articles, but by 'disabled' I just assume they mean 'only able to play console games'. : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > PC Orbitron: Revolution Announced
5. Re: PC Orbitron: Revolution Announced Jan 28, 2012, 13:02 Alamar
 
What kind of crazy world is this becoming, where an indie releases a game for a console first?

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 27, 2012, 12:39 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Jan 27, 2012, 10:40:
Sources: The Next Xbox Will Play Blu-Ray, May Not Play Used Games.

Yeah if they do that then they really don't get their target audience at all. A lot of people simply can't afford many newer games at $60 a pop without trading in older ones, particularly an economy where luxuries are already under scrutiny.

Oh don't worry; like with Steam, prices will always be cheaper (lol) becuase of less piracy...

SirKnight wrote on Jan 27, 2012, 10:45:
Most people I know can not afford a new game price except every once and a while. I know there are a lot of people like that, especially these days so not being able to play used games will not go over at all.

Even though I can pay full price, most of the time I do not for the fact that I find 90%+ games these days are not worth the asking price. So if they do this, I will not buy the new system, ever. The Alienware X51 looks way more interesting than any new console anyway.

Aren't most used game sales $5 off the full price? That's all I ever saw (on new games), and wondered who the hell would buy those? Apparently I'm the unique flower, because it's popular as hell to save so little on an unguaranteed product... Course now you can argue the shrinkwrapped version is no longer guaranteed (both because they won't take back opened stuff, and stores like Gamestop open and re-shrinkwrap stuff anyways).

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Steam Mobile Beta
25. Re: Steam Mobile Beta Jan 26, 2012, 19:27 Alamar
 
Xanthaz wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 18:41:
I am sure that any game I already own on the PC version will be freely available on a mobile device and vice versa. Assuming there is a compatible version for each. I am sure Valve would never think of double billing me for Plant's vs. Zombies right? </sarcasm>

This isn't a steam distinction... case in point? OSX games... One Trine purchase works on both my PC and mac... and using steam cloud save games, I can continue where I left off from the other...

Some other games (that I can't give examples for, because I'm not crazy enough to buy a game that's OSX only) don't... Because the publisher/developer chooses to separate them, probably because they believe piracy reduces their sales by billions (similar thinking to that where significant dual-sales would come).

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Steam Mobile Beta
24. Re: Steam Mobile Beta Jan 26, 2012, 19:23 Alamar
 
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:57:
necrosis wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:46:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 16:34:
Pretty hilarious steam doesn't have a QR code image on that site that directly links to the app item on Itunes or Android Market
When a link is perfectly suitable? Stop rethinking the wheel.

QRcodes are fine for something like scanning a physical product. Damned stupid on websites.

I find QRcodes are damn brilliant for website URLs. Most links like this I find on my laptop, not my phone so when they offer an app for my phone I don't want to sit there and have to look at the URL and hope its easy to type in (which a lot of the time it isn't) I'd rather just want a QRcode to quickly scan and be done. Possibly 30 seconds+ or 2 seconds with a QRcode...

Granted QRcodes should also be a clickable link to the site for those rare times i do find them ON my phone.

Oooooor... Just take the screenie you want to take for a QR code (even if you don't save it to a file) and use an OCR app to go to the link?

Wonder if this exists already...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: A teens introduction to an LP record. Jan 26, 2012, 14:56 Alamar
 
I personally found the ignorance of the parent more amusing...

Plus it looked rehearsed...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > RIFT Mobile for Android
5. Re: RIFT Mobile for Android Jan 26, 2012, 14:49 Alamar
 
eunichron wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 14:47:
Panickd wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 14:26:
The tagline should be" "Now you can take your timesink with you wherever you go!"

Seriously why hasn't Blizzard rolled out something like this already? Productivity would just crater!

Blizzard has had a mobile app for a while now, don't remember when exactly because I never used it because Blizzard charges monthly for it, and all it grants you is guild chat and some auction house and armory functionality.

Does it have guild chat? I know it is Auction House based, so I figured it was just another way for Blizzard to sell gold...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 26, 2012, 14:01 Alamar
 
Creston wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 12:18:
Apple could release a new iPhone every week and the fanboys would just squeal with glee and kiss their posters of Steve Jobs some more.

It's also the reason why smartphone owners buy tablets. Well, it has an Apple logo on it! I MUST HAVE IT TO REMAIN HIP!

Creston

I love my iPad ; )

May even upgrade to a version 3 this march (or whenever it actually hits).

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > RIFT Mobile for Android
2. Re: RIFT Mobile for Android Jan 26, 2012, 13:57 Alamar
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 12:29:
An interesting idea.

'and about damn time'...

Even when GW2 announced their intention to launch with mobile based functionality (guild chat, maps, etc), it was long after 'shouldn't this be in already'...

Which sounds all negative, but my point is more that, the idea is so cool, I want it last year(s).

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus
2. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 25, 2012, 21:47 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 21:40:
Looks neat, but the "8 missions" sounds a bit short...

Short for a $40-60 game sure, but for a $10 game?

Besides, haven't you been wanting a space shooter, after playing SWTOR's 'space shooter'? : )

I'm tempted, but I need to force myself to play the games I already own, that are sitting there piling up... Or work...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Minecraft's Information Quest
27. Re: Minecraft's Information Quest Jan 25, 2012, 21:19 Alamar
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 13:50:
I don't understand how game stats tell you what's fun about a game. All it tells you is what players end up doing the most. If you have a bad game design that makes players grind then all you'll see is grinding.

It doesn't mean players like it...

I agree, but consider how myopic your statement really is...

If YOU know that grinding is crap, but required, don't you think developers know this too, and will 'weight' that information differently than the optional crap you can do?

Let's pretend the stats say you spend 60% going back and forth two spots in Final Fantasy, to level up... but then spend 30% of your time doing some optional game/event/whatever...

What does that tell me? Absolutely nothing, because you're one person and stats require a crap ton to be even remotely useful...

And then when we have a crap ton (a lot of people have mine craft, and likely a lot of people still play it)... With that much data, it's great, because you can get about 30 different results/opinions from 30 different experts ; )

/silly

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings Online Expands This Fall
18. Re: The Lord of the Rings Online Expands This Fall Jan 25, 2012, 19:02 Alamar
 
Endo wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 12:24:
"and grinding for gear doesn't cut it."

Uh, yeah... but that's generally the entire purpose for increasing the level cap: to force everyone to grind for gear all over again. That's THE biggest reason I don't like level cap increases.

GW kept adding new skills and abilities to collect as a way to keep advancing your character. New gear was available from the new dungeons and other content they added, but the stats were the same as the old gear. They just had new cool skins, which as it turns out is plenty incentive for people to put in lots of effort to acquire them.

But above all, the new content was just fun to play through.

Don't get me wrong, GW wasn't perfect. There's many reasons I quit playing it. But this is one area where they definitely got things right.

As if grinding for gear isn't bad enough, at least we don't have to grind for skills and abilities...

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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jan 25, 2012, 02:26 Alamar
 
Cram wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 01:38:
I picked up TQ Gold the last time they had the same 75% sale for $5.
I never played it before and I've since moved on but according to Steam I spent over 100 hours playing it.

Buy it.

Every single time, I get that nastalgiac feeling and want to play some Diablo II, I track down my discs/box, start the long ass install process... Finally get it on and going... Play for 5 minutes, and switch to Titan Quest... : )

However, the game is too big... I have the addon, and I'm pretty sure I've never gone through it, including the playthrough I did months ago... Got into the new content... Played a bit, but was burned out because the initial campaign took so damned long...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 This Year, Beta Expanding Soon
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 This Year, Beta Expanding Soon Jan 23, 2012, 18:33 Alamar
 
F2P in 6 months... Mark my words...

Is that how it's done? : )

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Unstoppable Gorg
13. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Unstoppable Gorg Jan 20, 2012, 14:08 Alamar
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 12:29:
PHJF wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 12:22:
Obviously you and I have completely different definitions of "shitty engine". Short of CryEngine3, I don't know of another engine I'd take apart from UE3.

Considering every single aspect of UE3 was designed explicitly for the 360 (and it shows)...

Except for DirectX 11 support, amongst many others.

I'm convinced, based on PHJF's enlightened comment, that the 360 has DirectX 11 built in...

-Alamar
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2012, 00:33 Alamar
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 20:51:
Your representative's stance is in stark contrast to that SOPA backer link there. Ugh, this all seems like a nightmare coming true for humanity as governments start obeying corporations instead of the people that elected them.

Start? Really? Are you new around here? And by here, I mean earth... : )

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News Comments > Diablo III Systems Changes
43. Re: Diablo III Systems Changes Jan 20, 2012, 00:31 Alamar
 
Prez wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 19:34:
Julio wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 18:14:
This one's starting to have a DNF feel to it.

Well, to be fair, Blizzard has a track record of releasing amazing products at the end of their ridiculously overlong development cycles, something that can't really be said about that moron Broussard's crew.

Is it really 'overlong' if it results in an amazing product? Would it have been so with just a long cycle?

Wildone wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 00:09:
It aint comin out this year, I TOLD YOU SO.

No you didn't...

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 19, 2012, 22:50 Alamar
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 21:04:
Yeah but a textbook that can only be read on a tablet sounds real useful

The future is coming for you...

Any day now, we're all going paperless... Seriously... It's been true for 30+ years...

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News Comments > The Old Republic Cancellation Issues; Trailer
147. Re: The Old Republic Cancellation Issues; Trailer Jan 19, 2012, 22:49 Alamar
 
Dev wrote on Jan 19, 2012, 22:45:
I find just browsing newegg for motherboards for a specific socket type will give you lots of names and models to check out. You can also often tell by the average review on newegg if its a bomb or a decent board. Like if its a 2 or 3 star average, probably a bomb. If its a 4 or 5 star average, probably decent.

Ya, this is what I was doing the other day... Lots and lots of options... Was just hoping there might be a consensus, as unreal is that is, including for reasons you mentioned (feature preference).

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