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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video
21. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video Sep 18, 2014, 08:59 CJ_Parker
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 03:20:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 02:35:
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 22:22:
Sure hope the party size is bigger than 2.

What's the party size on Divine Divinity?

Oh oh, I played that game, but I don't remember. I'm oooold, so please forgive me. In D:OS, there are four people in my party, but in Divine Divinity... Not sure.

Divine Divinity was single character. There might have been a couple of very short episodes where a NPC followed you temporarily (possibly even just scripted) but other than that it was single all the way.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
10. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 06:07 CJ_Parker
 
Prez wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 03:48:
I really hate the "season pass" BS. Especially when they are announcing it before the game is even out.

Better now than after the game has been released (and maybe bought). This way I know not to bother until they release a complete edition.
I welcome the advance warning.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC
19. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC Sep 16, 2014, 21:41 CJ_Parker
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 21:31:
I'm looking forward to more serious RPG's like Wasteland 2 / Pillars / Torment

Dude, what's with the idiot's apostrophe there? Don't be an idiot. Be smart. Plurals don't have apostrophes. "RPGs" is the grammatically correct version.

With lots of love from your friendly neighbahh00d grammar nazi,

C.J. Parker
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC
13. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC Sep 16, 2014, 16:54 CJ_Parker
 
Prez wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 15:52:
Very cool. A very successful kickstarter story.

Yeah though I think it needs to be said as a reminder that they went to KS when the game was, like, 80% done. They only did KS for some additional features and to improve the game in some areas. An extra layer of polish basically.
This was not a start to finish Kickstarter so it can't be directly compared to most "regular" Kickstarters that really start somewhere near zero.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC
5. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Free DLC Sep 16, 2014, 10:54 CJ_Parker
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 09:53:
I was enjoying D:OS, but in the middle of the story another new game got my attention (Risen 3). I never really felt like getting back into D:OS after I finished Risen 3. :\ Risen 3, however, was fucking awesome and I continue to flirt with the idea of replaying it and joining another faction.

In retrospect, I think D:OS' blessing was the good (RPG) games draught this summer was suffering. It eventually really isn't that good...

Shuddupayaface . It actually is that good and you quit the wrong game in favor of a mediocre shitty game.

Also big props to Larian for an awesome game and an even better continuous support of that game with patches and free content. These guys rock da house!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Elephants Trailer
16. removed Sep 15, 2014, 22:13 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 15, 2014, 22:08 CJ_Parker
 
killer_roach wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 21:32:
The GPU that is going to be used in the Nexus 9 tablet is actually about as powerful as what was used in the PS3 and Xbox 360

Oh. So the GPU that is going to be (still talking about the future, right?) in the Nexus 9 is going to about match the performance of a now nine years old console generation. Alright. Thanks for proving my point.

It's not unheard of that mobile devices will be capable of "good enough" console-quality gaming, even at 1080p, in the very near future.

Yeah. If you mean games like Who will be a millionaire or other casual crap like that OK but no AAA title will run on a phone in the foreseeable future or MS and Sony would have delayed launching their new consoles until they could have put everything in a much smaller and more cost-effective device.
And for the record: Pachter said "any game" (not just casual) so he seems to be convinced we'll be playing like 'The Last of Us 2' in 1080p on a TV powered by a phone in two or three years. Riiiiiight.

Reality check. There is a real reason why consoles are pretty noisy and require high fan speeds. Just like high end graphics cards require lots of cooling power. We're most certainly far away from packing that kind of power into a device the size of a phone. Just like your Nexus 9 example, I wouldn't be surprised if today's graphical power can be put into a phone in about a decade from today but it's not something that will happen in "two generations" at the pace that Apple & co keep releasing new products (about annual).
In the foreseeable future a phone will not be able to provide the ability to process that kind of graphical fidelity due to limitations in power, wattage, cooling, space, almost everything. Those are tangible physical limitations. They're not going to be magically solved cuz Pachter says so.

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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Elephants Trailer
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 15, 2014, 20:28 CJ_Parker
 
“Now, if you have a Chromecast stick or a Roku box, you can. So why do we buy consoles? I mean, your phone will be powerful enough to power any game in two more generations. And, so, why buy a console? I think Microsoft actually knows that.”

That guy has got to be fucking kidding big time. Yup. A phone will render games as fast as a console in 1080p in two more generations. Totally gonna happen. Hey. Another couple generations and the phone is gonna swoosh by in the left lane and enable everyone to play at 4K@60Hz.

What a fucking n00b, man.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Elephants Trailer
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
93. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 18:04 CJ_Parker
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 16:25:
Oooooooh Slim would be DANGEROUS with this kinda money!

I'd rent out a stadium somewhere geographically in the middle of the United States and throw a MASSIVE PARTY! Literally EVERYONE would be invited! First come, first 60,000 served. Party members would be given a hooker and some blow at the door, free of charge! I'd have a waterside built in the middle that you could ride as much as you wanted AND the "water" used for the ride would be 1000's of gallons of 'Olde English 800' malt liquor! There would be a giant disco ball hanging from the ceiling, lasers bouncing all over the place, 20 dollars bills blown all over the stadium as confetti and a giant pinata that looks like a ram and filled with weed and ecstasy bags that's flies around the stadium on a zip wire that you can shoot at with shotguns! An entire hospital staff would be on duty with a triosh center. There would be a motocross track built all the way around the edge of the stadium that anyone would be allowed to race anything on; ambulances or dump trucks, WHY NOT? It would be catered by 'Dairy Queen' because I LOVE me some damn butterscotch Dilly Bars! The event would last an entire weekend with 25 bands playing continuously through out, Flogging Molly IS A MUST! Towards the end of it, they would open the roof and helicopters would dump like 500,000 gallons of cherry KoolAid on everyone and the largest mud fight in HISTORY would commence!

Oh if only *sighs*

Goddammit dude. You've really thought this through. Big kudos for one vivid fantasy. Not bad. I especially like the part where all the drunk, stoned and drugged people are shooting the zip wire pinata with shotguns. Awesome!
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
35. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 12:07 CJ_Parker
 
dat d00d is one rich niggah naow  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2014, 14:43 CJ_Parker
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:55:
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:56:
Do you think it would be impossible to graph Skyrim on a bell curve since it's always rocketing to the top whenever it damn well pleases?

Skyrim curve.

Being at the top of the Steam charts doesn't mean it really is selling hand over fist and thus everything below even less and could be a large drop off from 1 to 2 depending on if there is a new release at the top.

Recall when D:OS was on top week after week, all that added up to a little of 500K in sales, not bad, but it's also not omg either. They've also mentioned 80% of sales was from steam, you can do the math.

As much as Skyrim has been on the list over the years, PC Sales of Skyrim should be around 3 million by now. There are over 50 million steam users, so there is plenty room for growth and there. Other PC games that have totally dwarfed Skyrim on the PC, a few from Indy's.

My point... Steam Rankings doesn't tell you near enough. Movie Analogy: Is this a week with a 100 million dollar blockbuster or is it an off week where no movies gross 10 mil? I think we have a lot of the later on Steam over the 52 weeks per year.

^ this = da truth.

Except for one detail. Swen Vincke of Larian said they sold 90% digital copies and that those sales were "mostly from Steam". He did not specify a percentage like 80%. Could be more, could be less. Who knows what "mostly" means.
Other than that, spot on. I am also often surprised that people seem to think #1 on Steam defaults to "OMG they are selling BAZILLIONS!!11", bathing in cash, blow, beer and hookers.
My guess would be in a regular week with no smash hit at the top of the charts that the #1 spot probably means something in the 10K to 20K range of units max.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
16. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:58 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:54:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:11:
You seriously believe that Minecraft is going to be staying on the PC? Really?

BWWAAAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

That was a good one, dude.

wh.....what? It's already on consoles, dude, for quite some time.

Yeah but the point is it won't be on the PC for much longer and become console exclusive. Only an old, unsupported version will work on PCs.
But, yeah, you guys go ahead and keep believing in Microsoft's noble intentions.
I will be laughing my ass off while they turn this into a 100% Xbone and Xbox Live Gold service game.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
11. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:34 CJ_Parker
 
descender wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:17:
What do you think they are going to do Parker? Go through 50million computers and phones and delete it?

Minecraft isn't going anywhere, and in reality neither was a sequel.

Give it some time. Then they will stop PC support, stop offering the game on PCs, release the sequel as a Xbone exclusive, you know the works. Or maybe you don't if you haven't been around when MS was in acquisition mode in the 90s mainly to destroy competition and get everyone to use MS DOS/Windows. Now they're doing the same in gaming trying to get everyone to go Xbone. First Tomb Raider, now this and the dick moves will continue. Just wait...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
29. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 14, 2014, 11:26 CJ_Parker
 
Iurand wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 06:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 16:44:
Ridiculous. The racing mode should be one of the last things to be put in the game after Squadron 42 and most of the PU are up and running and stable. But they've long lost any sense of priorities. The only priority left is "what can we finish half-assed in a hurry and turn into another sale"?

Fuck these guys now.

So, while BHVR is making PU, and Fundry is making SQ42. all remaining studios should laid back anf wait?

What? Dude. Priorities. It ain't that hard is it? With the exception of Foundry 42 (= Squadron 42) they should all be working on basic persistent universe content and not adding a fluff feature like a racing mode to the alpha of Arena Commander just to have another sale opportunity.
Besides, you have obviously not read many studio reports. Do it. Read them.
It's not like Foundry 42 is really knee-deep into work on Squadron 42. They are constantly distracted and have to help out preparing marketing stuff for Gamescom, patching Arena Commander and lots of other crap instead of a clear focus on Squadron 42.
I'm not making this up. Read the reports.

It's very concerning how the focus has clearly totally shifted to "exciting" reveals, Gamescom, PAX North/East/West/South/Whatever, the next round of variant sales, brochures, commercials and anything and everything that can be monetized. All studios were somehow involved in the Gamescom reveal for example instead of doing their actual work on the game. The very definition of publisher poison is lingering over this project. If you read up on failed game projects you will often find devs complaining that they could never get shit done because the publisher demanded a demo here, a reveal there and marketing material for the next big event around the corner.
That is exactly what Chris Roberts is doing here with his studios. He is abusing them just to create more hype and to extract even more money from the masses.

If not outright failure, the least to expect is massive delays. I mean we're already there. Originally the whole game or at least Squadron 42 and the PU alpha was supposed to launch in Q4/2014 and we are not even close to making anything of that sort in 2014.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
5. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:11 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:49:
I wonder if this will somehow affect the modding community and if mods will have to be signed off by Microsoft and moved to the Microsoft store?

Probably not. That probably doesn't even make sense.

You seriously believe that Minecraft is going to be staying on the PC? Really?

BWWAAAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA

That was a good one, dude.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
4. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 11:09 CJ_Parker
 
I don't give a fuck about Minecraft, never played it, never will, but MS is fucking batshit insane to be plunking down that sort of money in another desperate move to save the Xbone. With $2.5bn they could have founded several studios to develop exclusive Xbone crap. But of course in blind actionism they needed something right now and they are lacking the creative vision to build anything of their own anyway. This takeover is the very definition of a declaration of bankruptcy in the creative department.

Just fuck you, MS.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
26. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 14, 2014, 01:57 CJ_Parker
 
Sugarman wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 23:27:
Hrmmm, "displays look of interest whilst leaning back in chair", soooo, tell me about your childhood.

When I was a child, I was always molested and groped by fat, old, ugly guys who offered me candy and called themselves Sugarman.
 
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