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Signed On Apr 22, 2006, 05:10
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2010, 22:00 Cram
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 12, 2010, 21:22:
well, this isn't the largest sporting event, I believe the Super Bowl is. (Or probably the Olympics)


I was curious by this so I spent 10 minutes looking at various sites about viewership and attendance for these kinds of events, Superbowl and WorldCup included. It seems that the WorldCup absolutely obliterates the Superbowl. An estimated 715 million people watched the 2006 world cup final. That's a little under 7 times more than this years Superbowl I believe. Plus we're dealing with an event that happens once every year versus an event that happens once every four years. As for the Olympics, still looking for numbers that have some proof behind them.

Edit: Having a difficult time figuring out the Olympics. Several various places are saying the 2010's had over 3 Billion Worldwide viewers. They still show commercials in Vancouver for some of the media outlets that covered it (like CBC and TSN in Canada) talking about how many people viewed them. I find those figures extremely difficult to believe, but who knows.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2010, 16:15 Cram
 
Must admit I have the volume on the US/England game muted right now.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 12, 2010, 16:11 Cram
 
Natal vs Move: (IMO) it is not "who will win?" that is the question, but "who will not lose as badly?" that is the question.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2010, 21:05 Cram
 
Unfortunately, Blizzard is not going to be anywhere near E3.
I would not count on hearing anything about any of their games through this conference.

Edit: But the answer to your question has a couple answers I can think of: 1) Not for a long time & 2) Not soon enough.

Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 20:59:
And like every E3 there's only a handful of shit worth hearing about. Top of my list...when the fuck is Diablo 3 going to get here!!!???
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2010, 19:23 Cram
 
kxmode wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 14:16:
Cram wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 12:33:
Lookin forward to another year of "it came from E3" news updates Blue. Good luck lol.

Anyone care to wager how many E3 parts Blue's going to post? I bet 50 points it'll be 28!

Lucky 21 this year.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar: No Current PC Red Dead Redemption Plans
29. Re: Rockstar: No Current PC Red Dead Redemption Plans Jun 11, 2010, 19:16 Cram
 
spindoctor wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 19:02:
Cram wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 18:59:
everyone will complain how bad the game is even though it's due to the port and not the actual game.

A bad port of a good game is still a bad game on it's own. Forgive me if I fail to appreciate the masterful touches in game design while I am in a game with my framerates in the teens with lousy textures and hideous jaggies all around.

You just proved what I was trying to say albeit I could have worded it a bit better
I agree with you that a bad port of a good game is still a bad game on its own 100%.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar: No Current PC Red Dead Redemption Plans
24. Re: Rockstar: No Current PC Red Dead Redemption Plans Jun 11, 2010, 18:59 Cram
 
The game has its control issues, autoaim or no. Just turning around 180 degrees, moving/stopping, horse riding etc can all be a nightmare (and i'm not 100% sure how a mouse and keyboard would fix it). Shooting backwards on a horse, especially when you're in the middle of a bounty run....jesus christ.

I'm currently under the impression that every game since Grand Theft Auto 3: Vice City has had Rockstar make the "we have no plans to bring GrandTheftAuto XX to the PC, we'll let you know if that changes" statement. So it'll probably happen; they'll toss it to Rockstar Toronto who will do an awful job porting it and everyone will complain how bad the game is even though it's due to the port and not the actual game.

/pessimism
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2010, 12:33 Cram
 
Lookin forward to another year of "it came from E3" news updates Blue. Good luck lol.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: MK Jun 10, 2010, 13:23 Cram
 
I regret posting that particular comment only because of it the thread got derailed nicely into a MK vs SF festival somehow.

I'll go back to the topic of movies and since it's already happened mention the SF franchise. It too has an atrocious movie franchise. Thoughts on which game franchise is better makes no difference in regards to their movie potentials. I'm sure a reboot for a SF movie could do well $ wise in the box office, but it too would have to take the Marketing Budget > $ to make movie budget.

Edit: Clarification on a movie doing "well"; they could potentially bring in some cash in the boxoffice but not enough to cover the total costs of making the film decent enough looking/enticing to actually bring enough people into the theater or buy DVDs.

Kobalt wrote on Jun 10, 2010, 03:37:
Cram wrote on Jun 9, 2010, 21:35:
The games have never offered anything new or innovative.

Fixed for you. Ok yeah the mk 1 came up with the gimmicky fatalities that all the 10 year olds in america loved(or did time killers come out first? whatever). I'll admit, at least mortal kombat 3 was decent, and actually supported tournament level play. But beside that, mortal kombat has always been a poor mans street fighter with blood added on instead of fun or balanced gameplay.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. MK Jun 9, 2010, 21:35 Cram
 
I'm of the group that enjoyed that 8 minute "trailer" for Mortal Kombat; there seems to be a rather large group on the internetz very against it (specifically because it deviates from canon lore). To each his/her own I guess. That said, I still wouldn't go to theaters to see it. Rental, at best.

I enjoyed it, but I also adamantly believe no MK film could do well. The franchise is stale/stagnant. The games have offered nothing new or innovative since MK2 (imo). Each successive game introduces slightly better graphics and new chars with more and more ludicrous back-stories. The movie envisioned in that clip could do well BUT it would require a marketing budget higher than that of the budget required to actually make the film. Business wise, I see no reason for WB or anyone to ever make another MK film because I don't think there are even close to enough people that really care (fans of the franchise or not) enough to go out and see it, thus not making it worthwhile to WB.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Fixers Banned
4. Re: StarCraft Fixers Banned Jun 9, 2010, 12:18 Cram
 
I'm genuinely surprised they weren't executed...  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 8, 2010, 21:56 Cram
 
Youtube link for 1080p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MqZn7E-mk&feature=player_embedded
 
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News Comments > Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor
7. Re: Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor Jun 8, 2010, 21:27 Cram
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 8, 2010, 21:20:
What will this do to PC gaming?

What will this do to PC Hacker groups looking to make a name for themselves by delaying HL3 for a year.
 
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News Comments > Take Two Financials - Max Payne 3 Delay
1. Re: Take Two Financials - Max Payne 3 Delay Jun 8, 2010, 21:18 Cram
 
A good friend of mine works at RS Vancity. I try asking anything about MaxPayne 3, or his job, and the mood of the conversation just changes (negatively); NDA aside he just doesn't want to talk about it or his job in any way. I get the impression there's some weird shit going on with this game and that Rockstar location. Meh, I hope the game turns out well.  
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News Comments > Dungeon Siege 3 Announced
2. Re: Dungeon Siege 3 Announced Jun 7, 2010, 13:31 Cram
 
Not familiar with the series at all, worth trying one of the previous games? I like the art direction they're going with in those screenshots.

edit:
but the game and especially the sequel were horrendously meh.

oh well.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life E3 Tease Faked
13. Re: Half-Life E3 Tease Faked Jun 7, 2010, 13:27 Cram
 
Edit: I was in the middle of writing a post about how the Halflife games have been multi-platform since 2001, but I almost stopped because I thought I was walking into some kind of trap.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Patched
1. Re: Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Patched May 20, 2010, 22:50 Cram
 
Does anyone own this game?

I'm wondering if they altered/improved the music quality along with the graphics over the original release.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 14, 2010, 20:41 Cram
 
Re: Eureka

It has been renewed for 22 episodes. Rumor is Syfy will show all 22 episodes pretty much in a row (a few one or maybe two week breaks between episodes once in awhile), but this is just a rumor. I would be surprised if they did that, they love their 4 month breaks. Yes some big names are associated with the upcoming season, including...wait for it.....waaaait for it...........

Wil Wheaton11

Looking forward to Eureka and Futurama.

Blue, thanks for the help with the account.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Divinity II Ego Draconis
14. Re: Gold - Divinity II Ego Draconis Nov 24, 2009, 21:48 Cram
 
"Many Gamers skipped the redundantly-named "Divine Divinity", believing that it sucked succulently."

Heh. Funny yeah, but sad too because it is true. I wish a hell of a lot more people played the game in North America. Probably wouldn't have taken so long for a sequel had it been more successful.

Despite the reported problems with D2, even with the new patches and other small gripes with the game, I can't wait to have a go with it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo 3 Skill Trees Cut Down?
29. Re: Diablo III Skill Trees Cut Down? Nov 24, 2009, 14:45 Cram
 
I don't mind having skill trees cut. They weren't in the first game, and that didn't the game any less enjoyable. With the introduction of synergies, and the fact that a lot of players never bothered spending their skill points till they had enough to complete an entire build, it shows that the skill tree system was far from perfect in Diablo2 anyway. I often saw the game as a giant grind for skill points, and nothing else. For me, this is welcome news. For those raging, you're providing me with a good laugh.  
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