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Signed On Apr 22, 2006, 05:10
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News Comments > Diablo III Footage, Beta This Month?
19. Re: Diablo III Footage, Beta This Month? Sep 3, 2011, 03:32 Cram
 
I can't say how D3's graphics will effect the game down the road. Should be interesting to watch, but right now, imo, I find it difficult to see graphics being in any way one of this games downfalls. Nothing Blizzard ever released was graphically up-to-date for the time at which the game was released.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Footage, Beta This Month?
17. Re: Diablo III Footage, Beta This Month? Sep 3, 2011, 03:11 Cram
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 3, 2011, 02:58:
But it'll also absolutely kill all modding, and the mods the only thing keeping D2 alive right now.

Tell that to the 50,000 people that were online playing Ladder on US-West earlier today. Granted a few dozen of them (lol?) were bots, still. Modding is great, it's not solely what's keeping the game alive. The game itself is simply a timeless classic for many many people in its original state.

Graphics. Well back in 2000 when Diablo 2 was released, everyone was bitching about how dated it looked too. 11 years later, again, 50,000 people are still playing it online on one of few available realms. I do not disagree with your opinion about what we've seen maybe looking dated, but it looks substantially better than D2, and I still love D2 graphics. I still love D1's graphics, for that matter. Note that a lot of what we've seen on the beta have been shaky cam, or ninja'd screenshots, or shots taken on blatantly bad computers. The latest batch of beta ninja'd screenshots were taken by somebody playing on a non-widescreen monitor at weak resolution. According to sources, they were taken by some recently fired Blizzard employee. They look so bad, infact, that it almost seems like this person purposely took as awful quality screenshots as they possibly could just to instigate more graphic flame war discussions on fan sites. No one will really know until they load up the game themselves on max settings as to how it really looks, I guess.

I don't know anything about Grim Dawn, I will look into it. PoE, still waiting for my beta invite with anticipation. Torchlight 2, day one buy.

This comment was edited on Sep 3, 2011, 03:27.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Help Line Trailer
2. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Help Line Trailer Sep 2, 2011, 20:22 Cram
 
Sphinx wrote on Sep 2, 2011, 20:14:
It's like they scanned my brain and made this video from my thoughts. Well, they forgot Salma Hayek dancing around lingerie but close enough for now.

The vid does hilariously address almost every complaint I've read about in regards to modern FPS games.
 
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria TM Follow-up
3. Re: Mists of Pandaria TM Follow-up Sep 1, 2011, 10:37 Cram
 
I have issues believing they'd devote an entire expansion of their game to something to do with Panda people. That's my problem though. MoP isn't a very attractive acronym either.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D Aug 31, 2011, 16:29 Cram
 
Nice, thank you. Things be workin.

Sorta like editing Quake3 / Early Tech 4 Engine based games res and fov in the config.txt for widescreen.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D Aug 30, 2011, 21:19 Cram
 
Ecthelion wrote on Aug 30, 2011, 21:10:
Cram wrote on Aug 30, 2011, 20:48:
One, changing resolutions is brutal (you have to go one at a time and it refreshes each time), and at 720p (1920x1080 resolution not available for some reason) on my 16:10 monitor I get nearly 2 inch black bars (forget the technical name for these) on the top and bottom of the screen. No idea why it isn't using my entire monitor.
720p and 1080p are both 16:9, so on a 16:10 monitor, they will show black bars since they're "wider" than your monitor. It's the same reason why both 16:9 and 16:10 video sources will show black bars on a 4:3 display, or why movies that are wider than 16:9 will show black bars on any standard aspect ratio screen.

Most new monitors and TVs are 16:9 these days, and some developers aren't bothering to include 16:10 support in their games anymore. Sad but true. Anyway, since this game is apparently going to be on Xbox Live Arcade and the PS3 store, they probably figure that 16:9 is all they need to support.

I appreciate the info. I actually did a double check on this monitor. My apologies, it turns out my monitor is 16:9 and I'm an idiot.
Asus VW246H

I should have known it was 16:9 anyway, as I do almost everything at 1920x1080 res on this thing. I assume the Serious Sam DD is some kind of video issue, or it's just designed this way for some reason.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Serious Sam Double D Aug 30, 2011, 20:48 Cram
 
Grabbed a copy. I like it so far, except for a couple things. One, changing resolutions is brutal (you have to go one at a time and it refreshes each time), and at 720p (1920x1080 resolution not available for some reason) on my 16:10 monitor I get nearly 2 inch black bars (forget the technical name for these) on the top and bottom of the screen. No idea why it isn't using my entire monitor. Second, the jumping is a bit of a challenge at times.
 
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News Comments > GameStop to Offer Compensation for DX:HR OnLive Coupon Removal
1. Re: GameStop to Offer Compensation for DX:HR OnLive Coupon Removal Aug 26, 2011, 17:06 Cram
 
There's a nice little bribe to make some people forget it ever happened.  
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Classier, Not Pricier
22. Re: Torchlight 2 Final Class and Price Revealed Aug 26, 2011, 15:17 Cram
 
Game is a day one pickup for me, and I am certainly surprised they didn't put a $29.99 price-tag on this one, they could have gotten away with it easily. The game is substantially bigger than the first one.

Question for people:

Will you still be singing Runic's praises when Torchlight 3, the subscription based (or possibly F2P micro-transaction) MMO, comes out?

Over the years here at Bluesnews, I've seen people praise a company one day and then do complete 180's when that company takes one of their franchises down the MMO route. Words like "greed" and "sell-out" take over those threads.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Aug 25, 2011, 21:06 Cram
 
We will see, but somehow I doubt it'll happen. I appreciate the concept is pre 2009 startrek canon.

Edit: One thing this really has going for it is that Brannon Braga and Rick Berman do not appear to have their names attached to it.
 
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News Comments > GameStop Stops Selling Physical Copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
8. Re: GameStop Stops Selling Physical Copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 24, 2011, 20:44 Cram
 
Haven't shopped at EB or Gamestop for a couple years for PC or Console games, ever since they started taking the shrink wrap off the games. That shrink wrap isn't on there, then it isn't new.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Delayed Until October; Steam Promotions
8. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Delayed Until October; Steam Promotions Aug 23, 2011, 16:29 Cram
 
I'll be picking it up. Not much else around that time that I want. Doubt Torchlight 2 will be out by then, with the lack of any new information we've been getting over the last couple months. Rage looks good, but my machine won't do it justice so I gotta wait for a new comp.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
5. Re: Morning Previews--Deus Ex Aug 18, 2011, 15:01 Cram
 
Had a request to cover a friend/co-workers next weekend shifts since, as he's told the manager, he's going to a friends wedding. He'll actually be on what I'm sure he does consider a religious sabbatical; he'll be playing Deux Ex all weekend.

I too have a couple weddings coming up, interestingly enough around the exact times Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3 are released...

 
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News Comments > id Software: Fans of our IPs "Patience Will Be Rewarded"
12. Re: id Software: Fans of our IPs Aug 15, 2011, 12:14 Cram
 
Gonna throw in my support for the last Wolfenstein, the Single player was awesome.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer
3. Re: Serious Sam 3: BFE Gameplay Trailer Aug 13, 2011, 16:57 Cram
 
FiLTHY_SNiPER wrote on Aug 13, 2011, 15:42:
Gameplay looks fun enough, but the level design is atrocious.

Also, wtf is with the uninspired weapon selection? M4? Desert Eagle? SPAS 12? (or whatever...)

Since when did Serious Sam have such bland unoriginal weapons?

All the media and content we've seen in this game up to this point have been from the first three levels of the game, unfortunately. I understand the weapon concern, but.... As with any Serious Sam game, you get the more exotic weapons the further you go in. I think the storyline may also impact what we're seeing, as this game takes places at the beginning of Mental's first invasion of Earth so all Sam's got at the beginning of game are more Earth based weapons. I obviously can't say for certain, but I'm 99% sure there will be some interesting and ridiculous weapons in this game. All the classics are confirmed (laser pulse gun, cannon ball etc) and I'm sure there will be some new ones. Atrocious level design is your opinion and that's fine, and maybe it is but I challenge you to explain how the level design in this gameplay video is any different to the level designs in SS1, SE and SS2. It's exactly the same, you could say that it is atrocious on purpose. Random buildings and cover laid out in completely random weird places for no reason with random items hanging around for some reason that when collected spawn random enemies. Every Egypt level from the previous games has been like this. It may be atrocious, but it's 100% Serious Sam level design to a tee.

Following development of this game very closely, and from direct quotes and actions taken from developers, Croteam is on the ball for this one. Their forum activity has been amazing, and they've taken a lot of feedback from their fans to heart. They've admitted SS2 missed the mark big time, and this time they're listening to their fans and what they want. The latest tidbit about split screen isn't the only thing they've thrown in that people on their forums and elsewhere wanted.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
359. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 17:37 Cram
 
The public outcry to RealID was enough to get Blizzard to change their plans. Granted, RealID was a serious privacy issue and one I personally believe is much larger then this consistent internet connection requirement issue. I think it is still possible that, perhaps not at launch but maybe through a patch in the future, enough outcry can change this in some way. I hope as much for those that want it anyway.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
356. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 16:29 Cram
 
Dev wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 14:39:
Cram wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:28:
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:17:
So if I can install the game and activate it, then "go offline" and never need a net connection again, I will buy the game. Let's hope they confirm that.

Nice to see a blue post about this, and hope it is confirmed. Bash has always been a bit...odd(?) about providing information and I definitely want a confirmation before I completely believe it. Diablo has always been a franchise I love and want everyone else to enjoy, so if this news is confirmed (Bash's post just isn't enough of a confirmation for me) and it is enough to help a few bluesnewsers here reconsider buying it, then awesome.

Obviously if a blizzard dev is complaining about not being able to play diablo on a plane trip on his laptop... its confirmed to NOT be the case.

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Diablo 3 will also require a persistent Internet connection, and Blizzard's Rob Pardo agrees that it's kind of a pain in the butt. "I want to play Diablo 3 on my laptop in a plane, but, well, there are other games to play for times like that,"

Yep. I acknowledged it was not the case a couple posts above the one you quoted there. Unfortunate it is.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
312. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 03:54 Cram
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:47:
See my edit, ends up that post is almost a year old. That will teach me to follow people's links without looking at dates.

Just had a good laugh; lessons learned all around. I hope something like what's said in that old post does actually happen (again) pretty soon.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More
309. Re: Diablo III Will Require Persistent Connection, Feature Cash Auctions, and More Aug 2, 2011, 03:28 Cram
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 03:17:
So if I can install the game and activate it, then "go offline" and never need a net connection again, I will buy the game. Let's hope they confirm that.

Nice to see a blue post about this, and hope it is confirmed. Bash has always been a bit...odd(?) about providing information and I definitely want a confirmation before I completely believe it. Diablo has always been a franchise I love and want everyone else to enjoy, so if this news is confirmed (Bash's post just isn't enough of a confirmation for me) and it is enough to help a few bluesnewsers here reconsider buying it, then awesome.
 
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News Comments > Hellgate Easing Beta Access
2. Re: Hellgate Easing Beta Access Aug 1, 2011, 15:51 Cram
 
Hump wrote on Aug 1, 2011, 15:46:
has anyone tried this? Is it better than the original?

It requires a persistent online connection, so naturally no one at Bluesnews has tried it out of principle. jk

It's basically exactly the same as the previous release, with most of the bugs gone. Textures a little worse for some reason, but everything else is about the same. I'm sure they made some small improvements here and there as well, better balancing etc.
 
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