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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2014, 21:16 Agent.X7
 
Since episodes were so front-loaded, it meant the first episode had to cover both the upfront rendering costs and help fund the development of future episodes. If the first episode failed to bring in enough to cover both of those aspects, the game could fizzle altogether. Sin Episodes notably suffered this fate, leaving customers who were invested in the early episodes out in the cold.

Episodes? There was one. I was a big fan of Sin, it had a lot of great features for the time period. The shooting was visceral and the location damage was great. I bought the first episode and then waited months until they admitted they weren't making any more.

Also: Polygon - Do they publish anything that isn't ridiculous click bait? I refuse to check them out just based on the stupid articles that always get linked here.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name
5. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Gives Up, Changes Name Jul 21, 2014, 21:10 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2014, 20:45:
hahahahahahahaha


Right? Irrelevance is still irrelevance even if you give it a super cool name. Which they didn't.
 
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News Comments > Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?
13. Re: Areal Funded; Putin a Backer? Jul 20, 2014, 15:29 Agent.X7
 
Love you Ukrainians! We play game, I laugh, I shoot you in face, I laugh more! And don't worry. You don even have to come to Russia, since Russia will be coming to you.

PS - Fly on plane lately? That also fun to shoot.

VP
 
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News Comments > Next DOOM Details Next Year
11. Re: Next DOOM Details Next Year Jul 19, 2014, 16:02 Agent.X7
 
Sounds like Hines is trying to justify iD still being a part of the Bethesda/Zenimax family despite their lack of good games lately.

Oh, wait, it's the next decade again! Time to reboot Doom! And then never make another sequel until we reboot it again in the 20s! Or maybe we'll just let a 3rd party do Doom as well so we make nothing.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
15. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 23:38 Agent.X7
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 21:34:
Alamar wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 11:14:
The lack of being able to chat with your opponent, unless I just didn't see the option, is a bit of a turn off... Sure, most games, all that would be exchanged is a 'gg' or 'fu' at the end, but even that would have been nice... I think you can accomplish that with some kind of emotes, unless the game was automating that all along...

-Alamar

The lack of chat is by design. Blizzard went very Nintendo-esque when they decided to do a F2P game in order to avoid the cesspools that most F2P-adversarial chats become. You can emote a few things by right-clicking on your character ("Well played" and such) but that is as far as communicating with your opponent goes, and frankly I am thankful for that. The forums are full of people bitching about this opponent or that one. Having to hear that in game would probably cause a lot of people to stop playing it altogether.

Yeah, it can be frustrating sometimes, but people online are generally assholes. It'd be more annoying than helpful in the long run. Everyone would be filling the chat box with a stream of insults and cursing. Hell, even in your own faction in World of Warcraft it was bad. Imagine if they let the guys you were killing talk to you too?

Edit: Just look at a chat box in battlefield.

DMR Nub!
Faggot! (Really? IS it still the 90s and you are still 12?)
Fuckin' sniper! Get skill!

Etc...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 23:32 Agent.X7
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 21:26:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 20:52:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 19:04:
I think Nolan North already looks exactly like Drake. Is the chin thing that big a hangup here? I feel like they just get nervous if they don't have bankable stars of someone they can control. That may be why they always do this without much input from the game studios.


Yeah. THat's one thing I loved about Ubi. They vetoed pretty much every script until the project got canned. They'd rather it not be done than done wrong. Good for them. Wish Naughty Dog would do the same.

Not sure about that. The AC movie is still in the works and from everything I've heard about the Splinter Cell film the director is pretty much looking to eject everything that makes Splinter Cell what it is and make another Bourne-style film with little other than the character of Sam tying things to the games. And Ubi seems fine with that. Money talks. And a SC movie will probably make a boatload even if it's nothing like the source material.

It's still in the works (AC) but they vetoed every script that came to them. It's lost directors and such because Ubi won't let it go until they are happy.

Splinter Cell is essentially a reboot. Watch Dogs is also optioned, but nothing else has really been said about it.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 20:52 Agent.X7
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 19:04:
I think Nolan North already looks exactly like Drake. Is the chin thing that big a hangup here? I feel like they just get nervous if they don't have bankable stars of someone they can control. That may be why they always do this without much input from the game studios.


Yeah. THat's one thing I loved about Ubi. They vetoed pretty much every script until the project got canned. They'd rather it not be done than done wrong. Good for them. Wish Naughty Dog would do the same.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jul 18, 2014, 17:44 Agent.X7
 
Yeah, they should really just cast the voice actors. They all do screen acting already. Emily Rose looks just like her character. Nolan North can get some prosthetics and look just like Nathan Drake. (Seriously, after seeing what Weta did with the dwarves, this is easy.) Claudia is close enough. McGonagal may need a stand in. (Bruce!)

Not sure I even want to see this without them. Especially after reading about the plot it had before when Marky mark was involved.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expansion Next Week
10. Re: Hearthstone Expansion Next Week Jul 18, 2014, 15:41 Agent.X7
 
Whiskers wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 11:38:
Alamar wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 11:14:
The lack of being able to chat with your opponent, unless I just didn't see the option, is a bit of a turn off...-Alamar
Personally I'm glad there's no chat. A few people have added me as friends after games and it's just to tell me I suck and to go kill myself. The emotes work well enough, and you even have the ability to silence your opponents emotes, so if you just want to play the card game you don't have to worry about all the internet garbage that typically comes with MP games.

Haha, yeah, sportmanship is dead these days. I had someone send me a message a couple of weeks ago on PSN basically cursing me out in a really long paragraph. Didn't even know the name. Looked up on my recently played with list, turns out he was a guy that invaded my Watch Dogs game and got killed almost immediately. (He drove into the side of a building near me and got out of the car and stared at me. Wasn't hard to figure out he was the other player.)

I like it enough, but it's really a phone/tablet game, and since Blizzard hasn't seen fit to grace us poor Android users with a version, I play Word Chums instead.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2014, 05:41 Agent.X7
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 00:50:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 13:05:
Who wants a PS4 Destiny beta code? I have 2 to give away.


OK, WTF? Bungie has the firehose turned on! 13.2Gb in 47 seconds! Wow. Nevermind, it was 3Gb in 47 seconds. Still fast, but now I am DLing 10Gb.

If you get in, you'll have to keep trying to connect to PSN and then Bungie.

will the codes work on pc or xbone? if so i'll take one.

Only work for PS4, sorry. (And there is no PC version yet.)
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Closed Beta Begins
5. Re: ArcheAge Closed Beta Begins Jul 18, 2014, 05:40 Agent.X7
 
Trevellian wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 21:30:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:06:
At 2PM when it opened they had 1 server up with a 1379 person queue.


Wow. Spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to reverse the mouse look. Never found a setting for it. If you make simple settings that a lot of people us eimpossible to find, I hate to see what the rest of the game is like.

The game is amazing, never had a problem with the camera settings or finding anything and I've played for a few months in Alpha.

Sounds more like PEBKAC error than anything else.

Then tell me, oh genius, where is that fucking setting?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 21:19 Agent.X7
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 15:18:
Took about 2 hours to do 10.47Gb.

Beta actually starts from the very beginning of the game, when your ghost finds you, so it's already longer than the Alpha. Very cool so far.

Well, if you played the Alpha, you pretty much know where the Beta ends. Except you're much lower level in the beta.

Still a lot of fun. Can't wait for release so I don't feel so constrained. (Look, look at the moon! You see that? WELL YOU CAN'T GO THERE UNTIL 9/9, HAHAHA!) PVE is great, PVP is me getting slaughtered by console guys who play Duty or BF or Halo. I tried it once since the game said to. I will probably never play PVP again. Not even if this releases on PC. Small, console centric PVP maps. Blah.

Bungie released the companion app for iOS and Android too. Pretty neat, but doesn't do much yet. But I can look at my Warlock when I can't play!
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Closed Beta Begins
2. Re: ArcheAge Closed Beta Begins Jul 17, 2014, 18:06 Agent.X7
 
At 2PM when it opened they had 1 server up with a 1379 person queue.


Wow. Spent 15 minutes trying to figure out how to reverse the mouse look. Never found a setting for it. If you make simple settings that a lot of people us eimpossible to find, I hate to see what the rest of the game is like.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 15:20 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 15:09:
Loading a Motorcycle like a Boss.

That's crazy.

Yeah, I think it's faked somehow. I really doubt one guy can put a 400lb+ motorcycle on his head without damaging his skull or spinal system, not to mention I don't think that ladder would take the weight of the man and the motorcycle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 15:18 Agent.X7
 
Took about 2 hours to do 10.47Gb.

Beta actually starts from the very beginning of the game, when your ghost finds you, so it's already longer than the Alpha. Very cool so far.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 17, 2014, 13:05 Agent.X7
 
Who wants a PS4 Destiny beta code? I have 2 to give away.


OK, WTF? Bungie has the firehose turned on! 13.2Gb in 47 seconds! Wow. Nevermind, it was 3Gb in 47 seconds. Still fast, but now I am DLing 10Gb.

If you get in, you'll have to keep trying to connect to PSN and then Bungie.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2014, 17:50 Agent.X7
 
Using RetroUi. Very nice, almost makes me forget I am using Windows 8. I would gladly buy it again if I had to.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2014, 17:48 Agent.X7
 
Don't know where you are located, but it's 10AM Pacific, so 1PM Eastern.

The Alpha took about an hour to download on my 20mb connection.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2014, 15:17 Agent.X7
 
Yeah, it's going to be crowded tomorrow, but it downloaded surprisingly fast for the Alpha, so here's me crossing my fingers.  
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News Comments > Gigantic Announced
2. Re: Gigantic Announced Jul 15, 2014, 20:49 Agent.X7
 
Rule 1 - Everyone has to make a MOBA.

Rule 2 - Your MOBA must be goofy as shit.

Rule 3 - You must claim your MOBA is somehow different and not really a MOBA.
 
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