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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stock
1. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stock Nov 15, 2011, 21:42 Lorcin
 
Oh come on - the activision stock may be questionable. But selling Blizzard stock is just damn stupid.  
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham City This Month
17. Re: PC Batman: Arkham City This Month Nov 8, 2011, 18:55 Lorcin
 
Seem's I'm fated not to play this one. After reading this earlier I went down and rented it for the PS3 - which got YLOD after 90 mins of gameplay and won't even boot up.  
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News Comments > More Fallout Online Legal News
17. Re: More Fallout Online Legal News Nov 8, 2011, 08:26 Lorcin
 

In related news it looks like they are trying to generate some cash to pay the lawyers - check the "On Sale" section.
 
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News Comments > Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Coming to PC
6. Re: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Coming to PC Nov 7, 2011, 19:10 Lorcin
 
Verno wrote on Nov 7, 2011, 15:29:
Practically any game is fun with a mate and a few beers. Saying all PC gamers hate action games is like saying all console gamers are halo bros or something. The genre hasn't been historically represented well on the PC mainly due to being developed with console controls in mind but that has turned around quite a bit in recent years due to the 360 controller standardization.

It's not quite the same though - although my PC is linked up to the TV that's pretty much only for movies. I haven't forked out for wireless xbox controllers so I can use it from the sofa simply because there's so infrequently co-op splitscreen games on it. PC gaming for me has always been big comfy office chair, decent noise cancelling headset and my own little world.
 
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News Comments > Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Coming to PC
1. Re: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Coming to PC Nov 7, 2011, 15:17 Lorcin
 

Oh dear - this game is way to much mindless fun for the pc crowd. Any game which is best played with a mate after a few beers gets ported onto the PC and it will die under an avalanche of hate.

Still I'd buy it if I didn't have it on the PS3.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Universe to Close
9. Re: LEGO Universe to Close Nov 5, 2011, 03:43 Lorcin
 
Blackhawk wrote on Nov 5, 2011, 02:07:
Lego Universe is targeted at kids the same age as my own. The very same kids who play Roblox, with 100 times the content, for free. My kids tried LU. It never drew them in - there was far to little freedom and actual building, and far to much running in circles hitting enemies. They played for two or three days, then went right back to Roblox.

Totally agree - got it for my son last christmas. I made an account too so I could help him when he got stuck. After 3 evenings of very little play I'd maxxed my character! No content at all - shame because it was quite a nice game.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row: The Third PC Features and Specs
2. Re: Nov 1, 2011, 20:57 Lorcin
 
Wow those features really convince me this ain't a console port. Proper features I'd want is a 2 second delay switching from normal gameplay (360 pad) to fixed gun (mouse).

Oh and as PCs are now apparently 10x better than the consoles I fully expect 10x better graphics!

Further Oh - I don't like purple. Really. Might just as well makes the series signature colour pink for me - I'm seriously put off by purple. Orange, red, blue are all fine. But purple????? Makes me wait for a sale.

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News Comments > Origin Adds Publishers
6. Re: Origin Adds Publishers Oct 27, 2011, 22:46 Lorcin
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 22:07:
Competition is good, people bitched and moaned about Steam when Valve pushed it on everyone with Half Life 2 - and it had it's share of problems.

One thing is for sure, retail is DEAD.

Totally agree on retail - I'm really surprised I have a physical copy of Arkham City preordered - Bioshock was the last game I have an actual disc for I think.

I would have got Arkham City from Steam - except here in the UK publishers are being told if a game is on steam then physical shops won't stock it. So for some reason (can't guess what) Arkham City isn't available in my region on steam....Even it's trailer is geo-locked.

Still Amazon charged me 25 for AC - to get it on my highstreet is at least 30. The retail situation is so messed it's getting in synch with bookshops.

Bookshops you say? Anecdote says I. Last week my wife and I were in a rather large chain of bookshops when she found a book she really wanted. Being the nit picking git I am I scanned the books barcode and found it at 11 instead of 20 on the bookshops website. Furnishing my wife with my phone she went to counter and asked if they would match their own online price. She was told NO - "the prices on the website are cheaper because you don't get the experience of being sold the book by a person".

No lie - that's what they said.

So it seems retail isn't dead - it's undead and trying to eat digital distributions heart.

PS lied - I have the disks for all the WoW expansions. Why???? it's an online game - why do I need a disc?
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Trailer
14. Re: Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Trailer Oct 27, 2011, 20:57 Lorcin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2011, 15:51:
I simply cannot get into playing a chick

I'd agree if it was 1st person - as it is 3rd I'd rather stare at a woman's arse than a man's one any day.
 
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News Comments > Garriott's NCsoft Award Upheld
26. Re: Garriott's NCsoft Award Upheld Oct 26, 2011, 20:13 Lorcin
 
This is yet another US court madness. By the letter of the law it's right - but really if you apply an ounce of common sense then the work he produced for NCSoft wasn't worth 32m.

As for the guy claiming 32m is "modest luxury" - are you fucking insane? If you can only live in modest luxury on that kind of money I can only suggest you leave off the cocaine.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Next Week
62. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Next Week Oct 25, 2011, 22:35 Lorcin
 
Halo wrote on Oct 25, 2011, 17:50:
To me, the look and design of the V just screams Vegas. As well as the font of the word Five, also seems redundant to spell out the word Five on the Romanumeral, so maybe the V is for Vegas.

Do I get points if I'm right?

I really hope your wrong but looking at the word five on THIS the font for five does look an awful look like the word on the bill.

We can discount London - the E is wrong for OURS
 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
10. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Oct 18, 2011, 20:23 Lorcin
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 18:13:
Well probably too late for most, but I just picked up a copy of Arkham City @Walmart for the PS3 and it comes with the Greatest Hits GOTY edition of Arkham Asylum. Most people probably already have it already but, if you traded your old one in, or didnt get the first one thats a pretty good deal... not positive but I think the GOTY edition comes with the extra DLC so you would at least get that in the deal.

Nah sorry - I got my 9 year old into Arkham Asylum, he showed it to his mate who then nagged his dad into getting it for the PS3. Our eyes bled.

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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
2. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Oct 18, 2011, 17:59 Lorcin
 
I wholeheartedly concur!!! Pre-ordered mine on Saturday from Amazon but our high street is covered in ads for the console version.
 
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News Comments > Christina Hendricks in Need for Speed: The Run
4. Re: Christina Hendricks in Need for Speed: The Run Oct 17, 2011, 13:31 Lorcin
 
Oh I dunno "Faster, Faster, That's it....."

Etc etc
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Gameplay Trailer
34. Re: Syndicate Gameplay Trailer Oct 13, 2011, 19:36 Lorcin
 
DG wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 18:04:
Still not Syndicate. If it's not isometric, an Executive controlling his minions via satellite link, it's not Syndicate.

Did you see Dungeons the (albeit unoffical) remake of another Bullfrog classic?

It didn't work - it had lost all the character, all the joy and looked very dated. No direct remake would work these days - give the Starbreeze guys a break, they HAD to completely remodel the gameplay.

Syndicate is 18 years old now - and it's current genre would be a squad based action/shooter ie Raindow Six, Brothers In Arms erm (I'm struggling here). Not huge sellers, nice games etc but never a topline franchise. Got to say I've never played them - if I was going to play one I guess I'd prefer a cyberpunk version but I can completely see EA going down the easy money FPS genre instead of the harder to market squads.

Oh and is there any reason why stuff like the original Syndicate couldn't be remade and released as a facebook game or cheap app? Ohhhh can see a really twisted Facebook version - imagine normal syndicate game play - but the civilians are all from your friends list!

As for the agents having personalities once they decided to ditch the Executive mysteriously floating above the city there was no choice but to give the agents personality.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Gameplay Trailer
22. Re: Syndicate Gameplay Trailer Oct 13, 2011, 16:20 Lorcin
 
I know it's still got 4 months tuning etc but for me the gun models were a bit too prominent - especially the pistol.

Aside from that Riddick was an a really good game so willing to see how this pans out. I do agree with others though - a straight remake would be strange these days. Considering the original is 1993 a few months after Dune II (widely considered the first RTS) and everything that has followed, most people these days would look at a straight Syndicate remake and assume it was RTS.
 
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News Comments > PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks
7. Re: PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks Oct 12, 2011, 18:04 Lorcin
 
tony wrote on Oct 12, 2011, 09:34:
I'm sure there are dads that game on PC and would buy this game for their son/ daughter so their kids can game on PC as well.

That's kinda why my son has a Wii in his bedroom and we have a PS3 in the lounge. At 9 his actually got no interest in this latest sonic - but is only just getting old enough to be trusted on my PC. Why is it small boys can't sit still and play - they always have to jump up and down, spin on chairs crashing them into the tower, walk away with the headset still on their head etc etc. It's not just my son - it's all his mates too, on a console it's hilarious - especially when they start jumping up and down and kicking without realising. Strangely never seen a girl do it (my 2 or their friends).
 
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News Comments > PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks
5. Re: PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks Oct 12, 2011, 05:11 Lorcin
 
Like it matters - surely if your able to update a gfx drivers you've outgrown Sonic. I have the original couple on emulators on a couple of different systems - that's more than enough in case I wake up drenched in sweat thinking "I MUST PLAY SONIC".

I can't really see this getting many sales.
 
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News Comments > WoW Real Money Trading
18. Re: WoW Real Money Trading Oct 12, 2011, 05:08 Lorcin
 

I always thought of it more that the armour had to reshape itself to fit you - and that it could only do it once. For instance Tauren trousers won't fit a Goblin.
 
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News Comments > Leisure Suit Larry Revival
19. Re: Leisure Suit Larry Revival Oct 11, 2011, 04:20 Lorcin
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 11, 2011, 03:47:
All we hear is....radio Lady Gaga

Having original Larry slip through time and end up in 2012 could kinda work - him in his eponymous Leisure Suit ending up in a nightclub full of Jersey Shore rejects listening to Lady Gaga - whilst still trying to work his old moves.

That said he pretty much is Howard Wallowitz from the first couple of seasons of Big Bang Theory so the script would take a lot of clever writing to work without a straight man for Larry to work off.
 
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