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News Comments > Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam
20. Re: Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam Aug 17, 2011, 23:29 CythrawL
commonperson wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 23:19:
Bioware were succesful before but do you think they'd have as huge products and as much clout if EA hadn't backed them? They'd probably be like Silicone Knights (well with less suck.)

Same could also be said of the following companies (who were like Bioware, doing quite well before EA "Bought/Owned" them, and subsequently liquidated them.

Bullfrog productions.
Origin Systems.
Looking Glass Studios.
Westwood Studios....

Need I say any more????
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News Comments > Pachter Clarifies Crunch Comments
5. Re: Pachter Clarifies Crunch Comments Aug 3, 2011, 11:00 CythrawL
Seeing those "comments taken out of context" were originally on a video that he made in answer to a viewers question, I really cant see how they were taken out of context!!!

It was REPORTED on, so y'know people were aware of the bilge that comes out of his mouth.. It wasn't EVER taken out of context..

Both he and Bobby COCKtick should be strapped to an Atlas rocket and shot into space for the good of humanity.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2011, 14:20 CythrawL < yes it was 30 years ago they started broadcasting..  
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News Comments > THQ Blames Red Faction: Armageddon for Losses
22. Re: THQ Blames Red Faction: Armageddon for Losses Jul 28, 2011, 09:14 CythrawL
How about THQ buys the Freespace IP from Interplay, and gets Volition, Inc, to make another Freespace game I am pretty sure that will sell exceedingly well.. I never really liked any of the Red Factions and every time I see a Volition, Inc game it just reminds me of the greatness they pulled with Freespace...

Oh well.. Never happen in a million years I guess.
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News Comments > OnLive and Bandwidth Caps
9. Re: OnLive and Bandwidth Caps Jul 27, 2011, 23:13 CythrawL
My advice is download some good firmware to your Routers and see what your traffic is.. Mine has been on since Nov last year (DD-WRT) and not once since then have I got anywhere near 250gb in a single month. And I have no TV, I stream all my movies and entertainment (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu etc thru Roku) at least every day (More so on the weekends when my Son is at home) I also download a TON of shit, ISO images etc etc etc.. Most in a single month is 132gb (which was in May when the Witcher 2 was released - got it via steam and not forgetting a 9gb patch within a week after that) as well as all my usual shit.. 250GB is very generous, and really to rack that down EVERY month you must either be hosting a server (which I might add is
AGAINST any TOS for any public ISP AFAIK) or pirating a LOT of movies.

Now if only they were that generous with Wireless devices that are 4G capable...
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever DLC This Fall
26. Re: Duke Nukem Forever DLC This Fall Jul 27, 2011, 09:16 CythrawL
Rockn-Roll wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 06:25:
The game really does have a 1990's game design...where the goals are nothing more than go from point A to point B so you can achieve some unrelated goal and see what the next section has in store, but we all knew that going into the game.

Sorry I have to really disagree with the 90's game design. The levels suffer the same syndrome as all modern shooters these days... Namely this:

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 20, 2011, 11:52 CythrawL
Funny, because the settings are right there in your control panel to make your profile public or not.. I searched for mine, and guess what.. No results found...
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News Comments > More on BF3 and Steam
67. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 18, 2011, 13:34 CythrawL
MajorD wrote on Jul 18, 2011, 13:10:
What happened to the good ol' days of installing the 3.5" diskette into the drive, running the 'deicing' .exe/installing the game, DL and installing the latest patch from a BBS, and running the game whenever and however the F&$K you wanted?

Damn, I am getting old. I may have to find another new hobby and start building train sets in my garage............

Actually I can up one on you there.. What happened to the good old days of putting a Disk in the drive and it booting the game automatically (Amiga) or typing LOAD "filename",8,1 and no configuration required at all (C64).. it just frakking RAN!! At some point it all went to shit after that...
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News Comments > More on BF3 and Steam
65. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 18, 2011, 13:28 CythrawL
Things must be good for EA to turn away selling on a platform that has potentially 30 million customers.. 3 million of which are online at any given time.
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jul 9, 2011, 22:24 CythrawL
The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.
- Carl Sagan.. He knew his shit too, and I totally agree with that statement!
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News Comments > GFW and Marketplaces Merging
45. Re: GFW and Marketplaces Merging Jul 2, 2011, 09:49 CythrawL
Rockn-Roll wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 15:53:
As for the comments about Steam...if any of you were around at the time...then you would remember the services which rose and fell in an attempt to provide multiplayer connectivity. Some of the major services were Kali, Gamespy, mPlayer, Total Entertainment Network (TEN), HEAT, and World Opponent Network (WON). <Snip> But, of those services there is only one of them that I am now sure will always be there for us...Steam...made by gamers for gamers.

Gamespy was also originally made by gamers for gamers. Again your 30 years is failing you. Gamespy started out as QSpy for Quake and then became Quakespy and was bundled with Quakeworld. Then it was bought out after Hexen 2 when it was renamed Gamespy.. Since then its been shit..
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News Comments > Simon Carter Leaves Lionhead
2. Re: Simon Carter Leaves Lionhead Jun 21, 2011, 22:38 CythrawL
Must have gotten fed up of listening to Peter's Bullshit like the majority of us gamers have now..
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Demo Today
18. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Demo Today Jun 21, 2011, 12:55 CythrawL
Creston wrote on Jun 21, 2011, 11:53:
I fucking LOVE SoF. I still replay it from time to time, and I seriously wish we'd get a (real) new SoF with a modern engine.


This goes true for a lot of the older games.. Some need re-mastering as it were.

Quake 1 looks like its going to be (although that Doom 3 mod Shamblers Castle is amazing). But others like Tie Fighter, Hexen, SOF 1&2, POD, and many others would really benefit from a remaster (Note: not Reboot). Some of those older classic games are hard to get running on a modern system these days, and when you do you wish they would look better even though the gameplay is still totally solid.
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Demo Today
17. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Demo Today Jun 21, 2011, 12:51 CythrawL
No that Boss fight IS the beginning of the game.....

Then it dumps you into some levels quite a ways into the game
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News Comments > Codemasters Hacked
15. Re: Codemasters Hacked Jun 10, 2011, 15:02 CythrawL
Creston wrote on Jun 10, 2011, 14:15:
I'm just waiting for the inevitable hack to hit EA or Amazon or Newegg; places where I DO have credit card info stored.


Time to delete all stored cards in these places methinks.. I know its a minor hassle to type the info in every time you want to make a purchase, but honestly its the better option these days.
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News Comments > BioWare on Dragon Age II Criticisms
25. Re: BioWare on Dragon Age II Criticisms May 27, 2011, 13:04 CythrawL
You'd think that they would have known it was onto a train wreck when their lead writer from Baldurs Gate 2 right up to Dragon Age Origins left because he did not like the direction Dragon Age 2 was going.

He knew this was going to be the outcome.. They lost him because of it...

Dragon Age Origins was a great game, I spent hours and hours in it and I hadn't spent that kind of time in an RPG totally drawn in since Bladurs Gate 2.. It was a spiritual successor, and IMO they achieved that.

But Dragon Age 2, I played the demo, I have also played some of the game for a few hours, and it was horrible in comparison. It went from being Baldurs gate successor to its bastard child..

Greatly disappointed.. but not enough to rage about it because I knew the Witcher 2 was coming this year and that has met all my expectations (apart from buying it on Steam - 15mb Patch is a 9gb patch on Steam) and we have Skyrim later this year..

I really hope that Dragon Age 3 does indeed learn from this and goes back to more like Origins was.. If not then everything he said is bullshit..

Wait and see I guess.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews May 26, 2011, 14:05 CythrawL
At the end of the day, in The Witcher 2 the combat with around 3 trained guards armed with swords against 1 armed with sword and magic isn't a cakewalk. And it SHOULD NOT be. It should be dangerous and be life threatening. Unlike the sword fights in Assassins Creed where you can easily take on like 5 or 6 guards and dispatch them with ease.

I think the Witcher 2 is more realistic (as a game goes) in this sense. If its 1 on 1 with a guy its pretty easy due to Geralt's better abilities. But when you add more it SHOULD be harder, not the same or easier. Not too long after that when you fight monsters in groups they tend to be easier as they arent armed. Which to me makes sense.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews May 26, 2011, 12:36 CythrawL
I'd like to see the newer generation of gamer tackle something like Green Beret on the C64 now.. I remember literally throwing the Joystick to the floor in frustration, but you know what? I got over it, and finally beat it..

I totally agree, its depressing..
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Patch Delayed
6. Re: The Witcher 2 Patch Delayed May 26, 2011, 11:31 CythrawL
Jonny5 wrote on May 26, 2011, 11:21:
Retail and D2D copies have DRM... Are both suffering performance issues because of it, GOG and Steam version DRM free, and are running 5-30% better then both the retail and D2D version... Learn facts....then post!

While technically you are right, the Steam version still uses Steam DRM (You can't run it without Steam running) so its not really DRM free, but yes it does not use the DRM from the retail or D2D Version..

Just thought I'd point that factoid out..
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews May 26, 2011, 11:26 CythrawL
Verno wrote on May 26, 2011, 10:54:
I don't really agree, the character is well positioned in the story. Granted amnesia is probably one of the biggest storytelling cliches but it was necessary given the character's level of competence and knowledge. The author doesn't seem interested in actually discovering these things more than anything else, just about everything is either explained or given enough context for the player to come to his own conclusions.

It reminds me of that idiot Jeff on giantbomb saying "why is my guy advisor to the king?" which made it rather obvious he had never finished the first game. It's more accurate to say that The Witcher 2 is less comprehensible if you haven't played the first game and that I would agree with but it is a sequel we're dealing with here. While I'm sure there are some people who want to play Magic User Geralt or Generic Stealth Geralt, that's not who the character is in the lore and it wouldn't fit the gameplay and story they wanted to tell. It's a different approach than the usual crpg stuff and I understand it isn't for everyone but I think they did a great job with it.

For the record I've never read the novels either. It's just that new mentality we see in game players these days, they want everything literally explained to them in excruciating detail - tutorials, history, etc. I can accept that if someone is a bit vague in the game then maybe there is supposed to be a bit of mystery surrounding the subject or maybe it's just unimportant to the plot. People should use their imagination a bit.


I totally agree with you..

I also find it amusing about all the complaints of the combat.. is it tricky? yes it is... Do you get the hang of it? Yes you do.. Does the game hold your hand with it? HELL No..

I remember when games NEVER held your hand. That they were sometimes (seemingly so) rock solid right off the get go, until you practised and learned how to deal with it. The Witcher 2 is the same, and I for one welcome it. I have had enough of this current generation of games holding your hand and making it more casual. Prime example every FPS now has the mechanic in that if you take cover for a few seconds you magically heal and fight again..

Could you imagine if Doom or Wolf3D had this in?? Ugh.. People need to get thier heads out of the casual game arse and start playign games again that require some degree of skill and practise before you get the hang of it and beat it.. Its more rewarding that way IMO.
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