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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > On Game Rentals
1. Re: On Game Rentals Jan 15, 2009, 08:02 Lorcin
If GAME plans to do it with normal retail copies then clearly that's a bad thing because that's eating into our sales at already quite a tricky time

I'm really not sure about this sentiment - I'd more imagine it would lower piracy and have a large impact on the pre-owned market. If a game comes that I'm mildly interested in and doesn't have a demo, I'll rent it if possible. Failing that I'd buy it pre-owned.

But if I really want a game then I'll still buy it.

If this service posses any challenege to the developers it's too make sure that their game actually posses enough gameplay in it to warrant owning it for more then 1 week. I completed both GOW2 and the new POP game in a couple of evening play on rentals - in GOW2's case I would have prefered it too have enough game in it to warrant buying but sadly rental was all it needed.

So really this just raises the bar for developers to stop this horrible new trend of 6-8 hour games being sold for 40-50 £/$.
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News Comments > Tomb Raider: Underworld Underperforms
29. Re: Tomb Raider: Underworld Underperforms Jan 9, 2009, 20:10 Lorcin
I also thought this was the worst of the 3 games by Crystal Dynamics - it felt massively rushed. The controls felt loose - although by the end of the game it became clear this was because this TR was not quite so easy.

The difficulty was one of the new games big selling points - it was never difficult, nor was it anything but linear, that said there was still a few points where I actually had a choice of ledges to jump too which is a massive improvement over the previous games. There was also a couple of times where I couldn't actually see WHERE I had to go next - whether this is due to poorer or better level design is hugely debatable.

My big issue and reason for calling it rushed was the games biggest WOW factor and most compelling Boss comes in the first level. If you've seen the TV advert with the giant squid/octopus type thingy be warned - that's it. No more giant monsters, no original designs (just recycles from the Legacy of Kain series) and a general by the numbers experience. Oh the giant octopus is also a huge letdown btw – I’m not sure it even touched me and was about as menacing as an Ikea coffee table.

Of the Crystal Dynamics TR games this the worst and feels like a hugely missed opportunity - they should have taken 2 years and released a polished, tuned package rather than this rushed unfinished version. We’ll never know whether this was Eidos pushing them to make the release date no matter what – or sloppy work from Crystal Dynamics part but I for one am still happy to let this slide as a slight mistake and hope the next instalment is more finalised then this one.

PS. I’m trying not to put spoilers into this but it’s really unfortunate that the big twist in this game is the same as the big twist in one of the biggest games of last year. It’s even worse that not only could Eidos never guess another company would use the same twist within two months but it would also be better done in a better selling game. Guess Eidos should not do much gambling anytime soon because their luck is SHITE!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2009, 22:26 Lorcin
Volvo goes for crash proof car?

Hmm I'd never be tempted to try and prove them wrong at all

ps It's still butt-ugly
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News Comments > $6,000 Video Game Chair
4. Re: $6,000 Video Game Chair Dec 17, 2008, 05:51 Lorcin
It's not often I agree with Daphne and Celeste but:

Seriously you would have to pay me to have that thing in my living room.
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News Comments > Phantom Store Launches
18. Re: Phantom Store Launches Dec 15, 2008, 20:37 Lorcin
Call me untrusting but this seems a tad unreallistic.

The page for GTA IV made me laugh though - apparently other top games in the same genre as GTA IV include "Burger Shop" and "Cake Mania"!

Can we get some idiot with too much money to buy a AoC license from them and see if Funcom will allow the key?

Also don't these all have a "made in 30 seconds be a not very imaginative 5 year old" feel to them?

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News Comments > Play Rise of the Argonauts in the UK
1. Re: Play Rise of the Argonauts in the UK Dec 13, 2008, 21:36 Lorcin
hmm homestly I think I'll let them test it on Europe and America first then buy it here, if the review scores are good enough, in Feburary. Don't know why just have a very bad feeling about this one.

Interesting idea though - import the German one now. Why not wait 2 days and import the US one? Considering PCs are region free and our exchange rate means it would be cheaper from the US it's a strange idea as well
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News Comments > Retail PoP DRM-Free
62. Re: Retail PoP DRM-Free Dec 12, 2008, 03:29 Lorcin
Surely with no demo avaliable a lot more people will pirate it just to see how it is.

I rented it it a couple of days and have very nearly finished it - it's ridiculously easy and repetitive with little or no replay value as far as I can see.

There's no way I'd pay for this but of course Ubi will claim the bad sales are down to piracy not awfull word of mouth.

It is pretty though
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News Comments > All Aspect Warfare Movie
14. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2008, 12:58 Lorcin
Wow derek you really are a sad little wanker aren't you. I'm the only person who bothered to give any kind of actually critisism of your "game" and all you can do is continually take a level that I would reprimand my 6 year old for using.

Your so called games, whether you choose to admit it or not, are the laughing stock of the PC gaming world but anybody who bothers to try to engage you in discussion is only giving torrents of abuse.

You are neither worthy of my time or contempt you pathetic little man.

OH FYI your typing in English so "mum" is the correct spelling.
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News Comments > All Aspect Warfare Movie
12. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2008, 09:30 Lorcin
Those of you with questions and/or constructive criticisms, fire away and I'll answer them as I always do and in a detailed fashion.

Unless of course he decides he doesn't like the criticisms in which case he'll insult you and once again assume he knows things about you.

Funnily enough last time you insulted me Derek you said I was living in my mum's basement - I did point out at the time it was kinda bad timing as she'd been dead less then a month. Strangely you didn't show your face in that thread again.

BTW when you announce the video contains the final Terrain engine but parts of the terrain still look playstation 1 standard it's a bit strange to then claim it's because it's alpha.

"Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible cunt... me. "
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 8, 2008, 23:54 Lorcin
Bastards didn't put any of the adventure/werehog sections in so now my 6 year old really wants this.

Talk about cherry picking from the 1/3 of the game which is passable.
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News Comments > All Aspect Warfare Movie
7. Re: No subject Dec 8, 2008, 23:51 Lorcin
OK realistically the cockpit textures are amazingly low res - check the orange blobs on the upper struts for details.

The smoke, fire and explosion effects are not much beyond Afterburner quality.

The ground installation which shows up around 5 mins in again seems to be very low poly count and with very low textures.

The water is too shiny and uniform.

The view distance throughout is way too low - having a nice bright sun whilst there's only a mile or two of visibility just doesn't go.

The trails behind the ship stay way too uniform instead of spreading and dissipating as they should.

The heat haze effect on the ships engines is seriously overdone.
As for the guy who gets out - he again is too stiff and linear (low poly count) with poor texturing. In fact he really reminded me of Anarchy Online.

So all in all; Derek? 2002 called they want their engine back. Oh but honestly grats on reaching the same millenia as the rest of us.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Grand Theft Auto IV
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Grand Theft Auto IV Dec 2, 2008, 21:39 Lorcin
aaaaand it's already cracked and out on torrent.

Nah it's really not - looks like they've beaten the so called "0-day" piracy again.

Now everyone will bitch it doesn't perform well enough on their PC or that they can't demo it and will scream they won't buy it because of that.

Hmm, guess that's another thing I don't miss - spending more time tweaking games then playing them. Guess consoles do have a good side (I still feel dirty for buying one though).
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News Comments > On GTA IV PC DRM
29. Re: On GTA IV PC DRM Nov 28, 2008, 18:48 Lorcin

WAY to much crap to install & online DRM, torrent's here I come!

God your bright - comments like that all over the net will really make publishers want to put games onto the PC.

If you must do that kinda thing keep it to yourself yeah?
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News Comments > On GTA IV PC DRM
20. Re: On GTA IV PC DRM Nov 28, 2008, 18:09 Lorcin
Seriously do not see what peoples problems are with this kinda thing - in fact I'm not even sure I've ever heard anybody I could actually name/trust having securerom cause them problems. Yeah alright starforce was pretty nasty but the industry seems to have learnt from that.

If your really that fussed just wait a year until they disable they DRM as they have done with bioshock etc. You've already waited 9 months - I doubt another year would hurt.

Personally I gave up after the latest delay and swallowed my pride and bought a X-Box - yeah I'd prefer to use a keyboard and mouse at times but I'd also rather not wait a further 6-9 months for some games.

Oh and rock band with my wife and two of my kids is hilarious. 8 year old girls singing iron maiden FTW!

OOPS nearly forgot - I have to put in a disc when I want to play GTA IV and I do believe it's even been known to call home now and then - but I'd rather have fun then think there some mass conspiracy to steal my data and spy on my every move online whilst plotting to blow up my PC.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Editor and DLC Coming
10. Re: Fallout 3 Editor and DLC Coming Nov 25, 2008, 12:40 Lorcin
Guess they are planning to patch the save system in that case then cause otherwise they will have war!

(that's worded to not be a spolier btw if it seems weird)
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News Comments > Gearbox Layoffs
6. Re: Gearbox Layoffs Nov 22, 2008, 19:50 Lorcin
As I don't agree with WWII shooters on moral terms I haven't played a gearbox game since 007:Nightfire but I LOVED nightfire, opposing force and blue shift.

I can only hope this means they have cancelled Halo 4, any future WWII shooters and all further crappy console to pc conversions they were working on.

Ultimataly Gearbox's originals have been good but the cross-platform and especially the latent PC conversions have sucked major donkey balls.
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News Comments > Safety Dance
1. Re: Safety Dance Nov 22, 2008, 04:40 Lorcin
Oh found one - soul calibur IV is rated 16+ in europe and 12 in the UK.

Given that "The dark knight" was also a 12 I'm pretty certain the BBFC is right on this one!
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News Comments > Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition Patches
21. Re: Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition Patches Nov 21, 2008, 17:48 Lorcin
Yeah, as soon as you grow old enough to move out of your mom's basement and actually cash in your food stamps and get a bank account, you'll understand the financial mechanics of game development. Just because you don't like my games - or me - is largely inconsequential. So, yeah, go cry to my bank account because I have nothing better to do with my time than to put resources behind a game that nobody is buying or playing. Yah.

Erm actually Derek my mum died of cancer 1 month and 8 days ago at the age of 57 (yes I'm 34 and yes she had me and my sister young). Either way given that A) she's dead and B) she never had a basement in her short life exactly how superior do you feel now?
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News Comments > Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition Patches
1. Re: Universal Combat Collectors’ Edition Patches Nov 20, 2008, 20:51 Lorcin
Wow that has to be a first - a notification of a patch which contains more words than the game in question has sales.  
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News Comments > EVE Shooter Plans?
2. Re: EVE Shooter Plans? Nov 8, 2008, 15:40 Lorcin
The only way that would work is as a single player game possibly with some multiplayer components. The trouble with Eve single player would be the simple fact they would have to completly invent it from scratch - they'd have the universe and that's all. The simple fact is, as the Eve missions show, Eve is neither hard nor engaging against NPCs.

If their building an entire game from the ground up why not a FPS or RTS? People buy them just from screenshots where as space sims have to compete for a very niche market.

As for "an MMO space shooter/trader" - erm that would be Eve then yeah?
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