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News Comments > Diablo III Followers Trailer
6. Re: Diablo III Followers Trailer May 12, 2011, 20:14 Nate
 
What are you two talking about? The graphics look excellent for this type of game. The animations are quite nice too.

This is full 3D not what Diablo 2 had.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Full Launch in November
3. Re: Minecraft Full Launch in November Apr 7, 2011, 23:12 Nate
 
Whats the piston mod?  
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News Comments > Portal 2 "Turrets" Trailer
19. Re: Portal 2 "Turrets" Trailer Apr 5, 2011, 20:14 Nate
 
First Valve had the TF2 class trailers. Now these for Portal 2!  
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News Comments > World of Tanks Clan Wars Signups
6. Re: World of Tanks Clan Wars Signups Mar 16, 2011, 20:09 Nate
 
Nice they are adding this layer to the game. I did enjoy the beta for a while but Rift is consuming all my time now.  
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News Comments > Sword of the Stars II Interview
1. Re: Sword of the Stars II Interview Mar 4, 2011, 19:48 Nate
 
Some nice teases in the video.  
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News Comments > Rift Trailer
5. Re: Rift Trailer Feb 14, 2011, 23:21 Nate
 
Actually this trailer is in 1080p. You have to click the youtube button on the video. Higher res is available on youtube's site.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Testing This Year
6. Re: Guild Wars 2 Testing This Year Feb 13, 2011, 15:54 Nate
 
The beyond your standard MMO improvements take time. At least they are evolving the genre.  
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News Comments > Rift Open Beta Event Next Week
13. Re: Rift Open Beta Event Next Week Feb 7, 2011, 20:15 Nate
 
Nighthawk wrote on Feb 7, 2011, 14:03:
I'm not impressed with it.
The graphics are good, but there's too much taken from WoW, and it comes off as trying too hard.

Rift not being original enough is easily agreed.

"comes off as trying too hard", I'm not even sure what your saying there. You want them to release a sloppy mess of a game?

Anyway. I've already purchased Rift, but thats only because Guild Wars 2 doesn't look like it will release anytime soon.
 
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News Comments > Earthrise Launches
4. Re: Earthrise Launches Feb 4, 2011, 21:02 Nate
 
Zyrxil wrote on Feb 4, 2011, 20:06:
No hype, no word of mouth, no advertising, no extended beta. Yeah, this game's gonna be around for 10 months tops.

They'll go F2P. Then they'll fail.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2011, 21:23 Nate
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2011, 18:26:
And thanks Nate, damn sporting of you, old sock.
Your welcome?


Rift is very similiar to EQ2/WoW and such. Nice graphics, very stable and well run betas.

Were is it different? The rifts and zone wide events are both very fun. The soul system to customize your toon. Check it out yourself. Rift website

Or just try it during beta 5. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST (18:00 GMT) and run through 10:00 AM PST (18:00 GMT) on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2011, 16:24 Nate
 
If anyone is interested in the Rift beta. 25 people can use this key. The Rift newsletter distributed them to subscribers.

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To Apply the VIP Code:

* Go to https://account.RIFTgame.com to login or create a new account.
* Click "Apply Code" on the left-hand navigation bar and enter your VIP key.
* You're done! You will automatically be invited into the remaining beta events.


 
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News Comments > PlanetSide Next Nears
6. Re: PlanetSide Next Nears Jan 17, 2011, 12:37 Nate
 
bhcompy wrote on Jan 17, 2011, 12:26:
CCP is also working on a MMOFPS: Dust 514

If I remember correctly, Dust 514 is console only.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide Next Nears
1. Re: PlanetSide Next Nears Jan 17, 2011, 10:57 Nate
 
PlanetSide Next has been in development for a while?  
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News Comments > Elemental Expansion Detailed
14. Re: Elemental Expansion Detailed Jan 11, 2011, 23:53 Nate
 
Playing Civ 5 is too tempting. Don't know if I'll start another game of Elemental.  
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News Comments > RIFT Launch Date and Pricing Details
11. Re: RIFT Launch Date and Pricing Details Jan 4, 2011, 20:03 Nate
 
I only played Beta 3. True, the combat mechanics are your standard MMO stuff. The quests were mostly the same old - same old. Crafting did not have one innovative aspect.

What I found fun was the rift / zone invasions. It was fun to fight with hundreds of other people during these things. Also, the Soul combination system was interesting.

Think I'll pre-purchase but I'm not liking the $50 price. However, if Guild Wars 2 was launching in March, then I'd be skipping this game.
 
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News Comments > Shafer and Stern Join Stardock
1. Re: Shafer and Stern Join Stardock Jan 4, 2011, 19:45 Nate
 
Interesting... The tactical AI in Civ 5 still sucks. Overall the AI plays better, sometimes it will even kill one of my units, but it still makes frequent dumb moves with its units.  
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News Comments > RIFT Beta Resumes This Week
7. Re: RIFT Beta Resumes This Week Jan 3, 2011, 20:13 Nate
 
My first time with Rift was beta 3 too. I greatly enjoyed it. Because I'd been reading about it for a while, wasn't expecting anything too innovative in the gameplay.

Why did I enjoy it? The soul system is kinda neat. The rifts and zone events were a blast.

I'm guessing that the traditional MMO combat they have, allows for the extra large battles I experienced. It did get funky when everyone was clustered in one graveyard too kill the boss to end the zone event. However, you could still play.

 
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News Comments > No XP Battlefield 3?
21. Re: No XP Battlefield 3? Jan 2, 2011, 15:20 Nate
 
From the DICE presentation, "Frostbite 2.0 Target platforms PS3, Xbox 360 and DirectX 10/11".

Seems to me that if your supporting Xbox 360, then they could have easily supported DirectX 9. However, its probably a good move to drop DirectX 9 support to force people to upgrade.
 
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News Comments > Windows 8 and Gaming
17. Re: Windows 8 and Gaming Dec 22, 2010, 23:52 Nate
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 22:35:
They're pulling an "IE bundled with Windows 98".

Only it's going to be (possibly renamed) GFWL with Windows 8. Your default choice for digitally distributed console and PC games.

This is not a funny idea.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Encounters
13. Re: Diablo III Encounters Dec 22, 2010, 13:44 Nate
 
Overon wrote on Dec 22, 2010, 12:47:
I must be the only poor soul in the whole world who thought the gameplay in diablo 1 and diablo 2 was extremely simplistic and boring: It consisted of holding down left click to spam attacks. Then when your health or mana got low, pressing a button on your keyboard for quick health regen or mana regen. Then you would do the same thing for hours until the end of the game. The greatest strategy was to force enemies through a doorway one at a time so they couldn't surround you easily.

Anything blizzard can do with diablo 3 to add more to the gameplay would be appreciated for people like me who want slightly more sophisticated gameplay.

The Diablo games are built around the action, character build-up and loot collection. If you look at the Diablo 3 gameplay videos, its still simplistic action killing numerous mobs.

The only non-simplistic gameplay might be the boss battles.
 
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