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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Jul 27, 2014, 16:28 LittleMe
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 27, 2014, 16:19:
Is this worth getting over my old version? I like to play this game from time to time. One of the greatest RTS games ever made.

Um... Yes?!
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. US Social Security 'wasted $300 million on an IT BOONDOGGLE'. Jul 27, 2014, 13:26 LittleMe
 
Tip of the fucking ice berg when it comes to federal IT spending waste.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Cable companies: We’re afraid Netflix will demand payment from ISPs. Jul 26, 2014, 15:39 LittleMe
 
The road to hell is paved with good intentions... Net Neutrality can do a lot of damage to the Internet. And classifying the Internet as a utility would be even worse. But the control freak in us wants it of course.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 26, 2014, 14:15 LittleMe
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 12:59:
Each week we will be releasing a free camo in-game for all players. This will give you more ways to standout on the battlefield.

That really made me LOL.

yeah lol but they know it's about the ego's need to "stand out" from others with a (superficial) different appearance.

 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Early
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Early Jul 26, 2014, 00:20 LittleMe
 
IGN's rewind theater of the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOgQIp9yhE0

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 25, 2014, 21:57 LittleMe
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 20:14:
LittleMe wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 19:06:
Nah F2P can be done right and the market is slowly choosing the better models that we like. Romero is right about that. It's evolving. There are publishers and developers want to give us what we want.

There are VERY few "done right" f2p games.... vs a billion shitty mobile games (and some pc games too ,p) that all cost either miniscule or nothing, and yet are filled with timers, grind, and constant nag-screens (or advertisement)

I mean I get where you come from, HS and DOTA2 and what not are f2p games done right, but these are few and far between no?

Well it seems you are more familiar with all the F2P goings on than am I. Well yeah mobile games for the less savvy masses may very well be designed to suck people's bank accounts dry or whatnot... But here on PC I keep seeing and playing games that offer entertainment value for a lot less than the entry price of a new or current retail game.

Personally, I just don't take most F2P games that seriously where I cry if someone has a better gun or something. I look at it as fun for a few days or weeks (if that) and the move on. But even in buy-to-play games other players might have a better loadout anyway (BF3/4). And then ES:O is just.. too much boring/repetitive grind. If it had been F2P I would have saved $25. Sure it's more fair now, but it's also not fun enough to get worked up even if it wasn't fair or something. I genuinely don't care that I can't play the elite class that comes with the legendary edition, for example.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 25, 2014, 19:06 LittleMe
 
Nah F2P can be done right and the market is slowly choosing the better models that we like. Romero is right about that. It's evolving. There are publishers and developers want to give us what we want.

 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Redesigned?
13. Re: Steam Controller Redesigned? Jul 23, 2014, 23:17 LittleMe
 
Does it have a place to attach different hats?

 
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News Comments > More ArcheAge Beta Testing Next Week
1. Re: More ArcheAge Beta Testing Next Week Jul 23, 2014, 22:54 LittleMe
 
Learned about this game a few days ago and did some research.

Pros:

Good exploration and most quests are outside main story line
Lots of crafting, building, farming and economy etc (sandbox-ish)
PvP Naval warfare and piracy is unique
Free to play
PC exclusive

Cons:

Trion has a history of promoting pay to win (supposedly crafters should sub to be effective)
Graphics OK but not as good as ESO
It's a Korean MMORPG (converted for EU/US)

Another game getting perhaps more hype is Black Desert Online but that game won't be ready for a while yet.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
21. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed Jul 23, 2014, 00:41 LittleMe
 
Yeah but it's still an action game and then when the action is interrupted by soap opera drama dialog is force fed any game can become tiresome with too much unnecessary dialog. I think the early Ultimas had that balance done better. SW:TOR and ES:O don't over indulge too much (just a bit).

IMO, letting the player _chose_ to pursue dialog rather than forcing it is best. Also it has to be introduced bit by bit, slowly, and those pieces need to seamlessly fit together. Movies and books often do a fantastic job of that. Games that overindulge in voice acted dialog such as DA:O (from what I remember of it), not so much.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed
9. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Delayed Jul 22, 2014, 18:37 LittleMe
 
Icewind wrote on Jul 22, 2014, 18:16:
They need the extra few weeks to tighten up that riveting romance dialog they are so famously known for.

lol yeah with multiple dramatic dialog options.. I like what the Unbended devs said about multiple choice dialogs in their FAQ page:

Actually, those Multiple Choice Dialogue systems tend to slow down the game flow while not offering anything relevant for the game content-wise.

Well said. I don't like how DA:O is so dialog-heavy and force feeds story. Keep the soap operas on TV please.

 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
19. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 22, 2014, 02:24 LittleMe
 
It's not a problem. The PC platform is anti central-planning and for good reason: central planning too often doesn't work. The very continued existence of the ~32 year old platform is testament to more or less free market forces.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2014, 11:26 LittleMe
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 10:03:
Get ready to wait a long time Chattanooga, or better yet go after your state government that's decided its unfair to make Comcast and AT&T compete...ever...against anyone.

Yes. When corporations partner with government is called corporatism or cronyism. It's a flavor of socialism. It's not capitalism!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2014, 11:06 LittleMe
 
Yes.

Well to me it isn't about privacy. It's a human rights issue as well as the illegality and unaccountability of what they've done. Not only the vast amount of other people's money they've spent, but that their infrastructure is exactly what tyrants to use to brutally oppress innocent people. We should not tolerate their actions. They should be exposed to the light of scrutiny and criticism.

 
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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
5. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 19, 2014, 14:09 LittleMe
 
pagb wrote on Jul 19, 2014, 14:06:
Next year? Wasn't it enough to keep us european people up till 02:30am just to hear about the QuakeCon sponsors and then ditch us out? Screw you Zenimax, big time.

You stayed up late for that?

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 17, 2014, 22:49 LittleMe
 
Don't worry, net neutrality will happen.

It won't be in the form of empowered consumers that have more freedom of choice. Rather N.N. will come from an eager government that rarely backs off from an opportunity to expand it's regulatory authority. During the process the feds will gain a lot more control over the Internet as they secretly despise it and what it represents.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jul 17, 2014, 22:35 LittleMe
 
I don't care if they pass around intercepted nude photos.

I care about human-rights abuses that their spy machine can facilitate. I care about the loss of due-process and the expansion of the ever paranoid fascist military state. I care about the squashing of dissent by use of intimidation or reprisal. I fear that in the wrong hands their tools and systems can be used to murder millions at home or abroad as governments have repeatedly done in the past with similar tools.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 17, 2014, 22:26 LittleMe
 
Will do, JD.

Re: NY bitcoin... Just goes to show how they can exploit Gox to do the bidding's of Big Corporate Finance in NYC. Gotta squash the upcoming competition with Orwellian regulations disguised as consumer protections. Wall Street loves our socialist monetary system since they profit so much from it at our expense.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam
27. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam Jul 17, 2014, 22:12 LittleMe
 
It does the lore, story and voice acting very well. It's not a condescending or cliche' story for thirteen year old console players, imo. It does innovate in the sense that in tries to meld a single player game into an MMO and it marginally succeeds in that. That's an accomplishment.

But the crippled UI is absolutely designed around a gamepad, except perhaps the traditional grid inventory. The single player gameplay is repetitive. The world is graphically quite nice, especially interiors but feels too planned and predictable. I now hate height-map open-ish worlds. What I mean is that the terrain doesn't feel real but it's just a big stretched rubber mat onto which everything is placed (most here know what one is but..).

The combat can be interesting, if limited in skill abilities. The combat is more fun than I thought it would be.

One grip I have is with almost all RPG's in that the campaign story is selfless service with unconnected rewards dangled at the end: Carrot and stick. I'd prefer a more realistic approach where the player would more things to do for his own selfish interest such as a quest for a new skill to learn from an NPC or for finding specific armor or whatever. Skills and abilities should have story attached to them so there is connection to the story every time they are used in or out of combat. I really don't like the 'click here to magically unlock cool ability' way of skilling up.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 11:53 LittleMe
 
LOL it's good fun watching neighbor's pets! Speaking of which I need to get my neighbor's dog now.

 
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