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Real Name James Allen   
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Nickname JaguarUSF
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Description Game Reviewer
Out of Eight PC Game Reviews
Homepage http://www.outofeight.info
Signed On Jun 3, 2006, 12:42
Total Comments 988 (Graduate)
User ID 24934
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 25, 2011, 19:39 JaguarUSF
 
Skyrim is too mainstream for me to get a free copy to review  
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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2011, 23:27 JaguarUSF
 
Sweet Lord no.  
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News Comments > Indie Royale's Xmas Bundle
4. Re: Indie Royale's Xmas Bundle Dec 13, 2011, 06:02 JaguarUSF
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 13, 2011, 03:44:
I believe D-Day got awful reviews.

Not all were awful.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Dec 5, 2011, 15:37 JaguarUSF
 
You don't have to worry about giving 10s when you score games out of eight!  
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News Comments > 1M CoD Elite Premium Subscribers
5. Re: 1M CoD Elite Premium Subscribers Nov 22, 2011, 12:16 JaguarUSF
 
Verno wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 12:08:
A fool and his money...

A teenager and his parents' money.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 10, 2011, 12:21 JaguarUSF
 
I agree!

I think that Focus Home has no way of actually programming the game, just the ability to mod in maps and buildings. Which means all you're getting is maps and buildings, which could have been sold as $5 DLC instead of masquerading as a new game.
 
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News Comments > A Valley Without Wind Update
1. Re: A Valley Without Wind Update Nov 8, 2011, 10:53 JaguarUSF
 
This game is quite fun, even this early on.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Nov 7, 2011, 11:08 JaguarUSF
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 5, 2011, 21:59:
But a perfect score - I guess I have always been of the mind there are only about 2-4 games in history (per platform) that would get a perfect score.

I like to think of it as a maximum score rather than a perfect score. Nothing is perfect.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2011, 20:34 JaguarUSF
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 6, 2011, 15:37:
either do it on the front end or the back end.
That's what she said.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Nov 5, 2011, 18:48 JaguarUSF
 
Despite the problems I mention in the review, BF3 is my favorite shooter of the moment. I felt the smaller maps and unlocks and other (imho) minor issues weren't enough to outweigh the sheer fun of the multiplayer game.

Keep in mind that it is a score for MP only. If I had reviewed the SP, the overall score would have not been an 8.

Plus, I gave 7/8 score to both Brink and Breach, and BF3 is better than both those games.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Oct 30, 2011, 14:42 JaguarUSF
 
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 13:57:
That Stronghold 3 review is very disappointing. (Because of how bad the game turned out - the review is fine)

GameSpy review = disappointing
Out of Eight review = fine

Right?
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
18. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Stars II: Lords of Winter Oct 29, 2011, 06:41 JaguarUSF
 
Here is an exclusive video of the product launch  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Stronghold 3
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Stronghold 3 Oct 25, 2011, 20:34 JaguarUSF
 
It is not good.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Out of Eight Oct 21, 2011, 12:18 JaguarUSF
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 21, 2011, 11:05:
Jaguar, do you ever sleep? You seem incredibly prolific for what (I assume) is a part time, one man job.
Yeah. I'm efficient when I review, which helps when you have something new to do every 5 days (got Stronghold 3 today!).
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 MP Trailer
2. Re: Battlefield 3 MP Trailer Oct 19, 2011, 11:26 JaguarUSF
 
I hate PR videos. Is it too much to ask for one minute of continuous gameplay instead of 20 spurts of 3-second chaos?  
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News Comments > BF3 Norwegian Review Shenanigans Alleged [Updated]
34. Re: Out of Eight Shoutout! Oct 19, 2011, 07:18 JaguarUSF
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 22:54:
These are the ones they are large enough to get advanced copies (no offense to something like Out of Eight, but it's not really on the advance copy list for most publishers.)
I get early stuff from one publisher consistently, Paradox, but that's because everyone does when the review copies appear on the press Gamer's Gate accounts
I will say that there are clearly sites that get games early, usually based on readership but sometimes based on favorability, and the PR companies control who gets what when. I can't review a game early that I won't get until the release date like everyone else. I ask, of course, but 99% of the time I get Steam codes the same time everyone else does. There are some games that have embargoes for two reasons: (a) one site has exclusiveness, or (b) they don't want any site to have exclusiveness. What's the penalty? Potentially not getting free games from them anymore. Personally, I'm less worried about giving a bad review score, because as long as your reasons are justified, the publisher doesn't care too much (and especially if the game copy came from an outside PR firm that has less vested interest). I've only had one instance of a publisher not liking a review of mine, and that's because they released a crap expansion that added nothing but charged $30 for it.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Beta Infographic
10. Re: Battlefield 3 Beta Infographic Oct 18, 2011, 07:10 JaguarUSF
 
kyleb wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 02:48:
It was the roughest "beta" I've ever played

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. How many betas have you played, two? I've played many preview betas while reviewing games and BF3 lies somewhere in the middle to upper end of stability based on the frequency of bugs.
 
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News Comments > DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta "Mission Accomplished"
12. Re: DICE: Battlefield 3 Beta Oct 17, 2011, 12:01 JaguarUSF
 
Verno wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 10:59:
I'm pretty weary about the rest
Like what?
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 3 Map Details
10. Re: More Battlefield 3 Map Details Oct 15, 2011, 07:50 JaguarUSF
 
entr0py wrote on Oct 15, 2011, 00:27:
it all depends on the quality of the maps, not the quantity.

True. The could have released BF2 with just Karkand, Dalian Plant, and Wake and most people would have been happy.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Closed Beta
1. Re: Crusader Kings II Closed Beta Oct 11, 2011, 11:54 JaguarUSF
 
It's good. Why don't you read my preview?  
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