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Real Name Florian Hötzinger   
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Nickname Flo
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Description Quake, Quake and more Quake
Homepage http://www.zockerdeals.de
Signed On Feb 14, 2000, 14:48
Total Comments 1168 (Pro)
User ID 2786
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 29, 2014, 07:38 Flo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 11:02:
nin wrote on Jul 28, 2014, 09:19:
Goodbye, Destiny. Going to be a long wait...


I only played it a bit. To Level 5 in single player, then 4 multiplayer games.

I'll say I'm not in love. I was immediately - upon receiving a weapon and going through the first fight all I could think was that the weapons felt good... really good. Delightful, actually.

But the actual single player left me a bit cold. I realize that my dream based on their description, you run around with your party and occasionally see other parties in the distance, was realized, but not how I wanted. I pictured a Halo type single player, more linear levels, that would occasionally crisscross and you'd see other parties, or even join them for a fight or two then go in other directions, as if they were doing different things. I realize now this sounds basically unpossible. But I didn't like what we got. One large area you keep going back to, with people running around like maniacs, some just screwing around, some doing missions you've already done, and some doing the mission you're doing. It didn't feel like a living world, it felt like an MMO. The bad parts of an MMO, the parts that make you see the same landscape over and over and over and over and make you feel unimportant because you're obviously doing the same things everyone else is.

Multiplayer was better. I did decently my first game, got destroyed my second game, led the third game and did pretty well my final game. The maps weren't as memorable as some of the Halo maps, nor did they feel as clean, nor did I like having default loadouts that make you play one way rather than the ability to run and pick up whatever weapon is needed for the situation you want to create (I'm never as big a fan of build based mp unless I can change that build on the fly.) Still, the weapons feel good and running around feels good so I'm ok with all of this.

I don't know. It's a beta so I can't fully judge, but it just felt like an incredibly solid FPS game with an MMO tacked on. Again, the bad MMO parts. Even 5 missions on the same Mother Russia level got tedious to me. I felt like I was just running back and forth from orbit to Mother Russia to do errands, occasionally going to the city to upgrade. Like in an MMORPG. I hate MMORPGs...

Exactly how I felt about the Singleplayer part, plus: enemies are stupid and "kill the boss" or "defend" to end the mission is quickly getting old. Hope they have much more in store for the final release (which I will not pre-order).
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Gods Will Be Watching
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Gods Will Be Watching Jul 25, 2014, 08:13 Flo
 
Neilsouth wrote on Jul 25, 2014, 07:56:
Played for 30mins, ended up being frustrated and bored. I would go into it with more depth but I just didn't enjoy this game at all. If I wanted a micromanaged adventure game with puzzles that are solved by luck this would be it.

The only good thing about the game is the pixelated animation
Just play it on easy mode. Way more fun.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Gods Will Be Watching
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Gods Will Be Watching Jul 25, 2014, 05:10 Flo
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jul 24, 2014, 21:07:
Apparently it's not a true "point and click adventure" and more about grinding and micro management of resources.
It's more like a puzzle game, where you have to "fight" certain variables (hostage morale, incoming soldiers) with decisions while the clock is ticking.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 03:05 Flo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 01:13:
walrus1 wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 00:23:
Redmask wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 22:38:
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:38:
How dare a company fire people! You should have your job until you don't want it anymore or are deemed incompetent! These evil fucks and their changing staffing needs.

That unimpressive hyperbole misses the point. That's a lot of fucking jobs lost for a company whose mistakes have arguably been management related. They certainly have the right to fire people but that doesn't mean people have to like it or that they can't criticize it.

Our corporate overlords demand that we remain silent and buy without question.

Seriously 18,000 people that's eighteen thousand people just got fired due mostly to both Nokia and Microsoft's incompetencey. Yet Microsoft's stock went up today. This is very wrong!

But
it
isn't
incompetency



It's like shouting at a mountain or something here. No matter how many times you point out that Microsoft isn't doing this due to their incompetency, people that haven't looked into it at all make that assumption and spew it all over the internet.

As usual, Beamer is one of the few smart guys around here...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 03:04 Flo
 
Lord Tea wrote on Jul 18, 2014, 02:19:
They can blame that on Windows 8 and the Xbox One, two major products that are totally sub-standard.
ARRRG , NO, for the 1000th time, it's because they can't support all of the people from the Nokia takeover, of course there is A LOT of redundancy...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 8, 2014, 04:30 Flo
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 20:50:
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 15:09:
Creston wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 11:20:
Also, 10% of MS's workforce... damn. That's a LOT of people...

That's what happens when you produce a tablet operating system and market is as a desktop operating system. OOPPSS!!

Yeah, but you couldn't be more wrong if you tried. To the point that your post is completely, absolutely wrong in every way, and just reading the article would show you that.

As the article says, Microsoft grew 25% when it bought Nokia, and many of those positions are redundant. They had to take on beancounters, but the thing with beancounters is one guy can count many, many beans, and do it from far away, so you don't need many. People like that, when companies get acquired, lose their jobs because they don't do anything that made the company worth buying and the buyer already has people ready to do what they do. For instance, Nokia has a big marketing team for the Lumia. Microsoft has a big marketing team for the Windows Phone. Many of those people do the exact same thing. They can't all stay.

As for "OOOPPSS!," well, yeah, Windows 8 hasn't been a huge success and many hate it. But Microsoft's stock is up since it was released. Here's the thing: cutting salary CAN be due to reduced revenues as seen in the stock price falling. Or it can be because you bought a new company and have obvious redundancies - people whose jobs literally no longer exist. Or it can be because a new leader took over and wants to streamline and change the way some things are done.

You guessed the wrong one. But that's kind of the problem with people that are solely consumers making huge assumptions without educating themselves, or at least reading the article. They see one thing and that's all they understand. You're the type of guy that would have thought IBM selling Thinkpad to Lenovo was a sign of doom because it's the only thing about IBM you knew.

Whoa, Beamer, you are one of the few smart persons around here.
+1000
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 This Month
7. Re: The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 This Month Jul 2, 2014, 15:35 Flo
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 13:31:
Finish the goddamned Wolf already!
YES! Fuck that zombie crap!
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Incoming
11. Re: Titanfall Patch Incoming Jun 26, 2014, 11:36 Flo
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 10:39:
Ever since before I tried the PC demo, I knew this was going to be overhyped garbage. Then I tried the demo, and it just solidified that sentiment. Once the novelty wears off, it's Just Another Mediocre Shooter™. Didn't offer enough originality or even fun to warrant a purchase from me. I'm surprised people still play it. :\
Well it was the first multiplayer shooter in years that kept me playing longer than 2 hours (20 hours at the moment). I needed that after the horrible, horrible experience I had with the last Battlefield games...
 
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News Comments > PC Dead Rising 3 Date; 30-FPS Follow-up
15. Re: PC Dead Rising 3 Date; 30-FPS Follow-up Jun 20, 2014, 02:00 Flo
 
I decided to go back to the PC again (Macbook pro with Win 8.1 is just too loud when gaming this winter. Gonna buy this Alienware Alpha. That's exactly what I always wanted...  
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News Comments > May NPD Reports
6. Re: May NPD Reports Jun 17, 2014, 14:13 Flo
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 13:12:
Verno wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 10:03:
Those XB1 numbers are getting pretty bad, outsold by the 3DS. That $399 SKU better turn things around for them.

I doubt it. They'll have an even harder time convincing people that it can do more out of the box than a PS4 with the Kinect jettisoned. Now it's an apples to apples comparison, and lesser performance at the same price point will be difficult to ignore. That is, if people care to look into the specs at all.
I think MS will announce another SKU this year without the BR drive. They should price it 350 with XBL gold credit or even 300 to get back on their feet.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen E3 Presentation; (Lack of) OS X Clarification
21. Re: Star Citizen E3 Presentation; (Lack of) OS X Clarification Jun 13, 2014, 13:39 Flo
 
Can anyone tell me what you get when you shell out 60$ (?) for the final retail copy (in 2017 or so...).
I'm totally confused by all this insurance & online universe thing.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen E3 Presentation; (Lack of) OS X Clarification
15. Re: Star Citizen E3 Presentation; (Lack of) OS X Clarification Jun 13, 2014, 13:12 Flo
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 09:58:
...just...lol...
Most of the Macs use Intel integrated graphics, so it really isn't a platform to consider :p
My Macbook Pro has a Geforce 750m GT
Of course I bootcamp into Win 8.1 for gaming
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 13, 2014, 03:44 Flo
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 19:01:
Am having a good German meal of bratwurst, potato, onion, sauerkraut and mustard in anticipation of Germany winning it all this cup.
Ah, no, we won't. Critical players are injured, not really big on the offense this year.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Teaser Trailer
21. Re: DOOM Teaser Trailer Jun 11, 2014, 05:32 Flo
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 04:20:
Yeah, wait and see mode engaged. Still, its Doom. Whoever guesses the name of the demon in the reveal gets a knick knack.
Cyberdemon.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
3. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 5, 2014, 18:14 Flo
 
But no word on a wireless option, so at the moment, useless for me.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
23. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 5, 2014, 02:20 Flo
 
Prez wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 20:29:
Windows Phone is actually a great device. As usual Microsoft delivered a fine, competitive product WAY too late.

Whoa, positive posts regarding a Microsoft product on Blues. I've been a Win Phone User since the Lumia 900 (currently a HTC 8X) and would never go back to another phone even though I get to use a lot of other devices at work (Android, iOS). But then again I'm not really an "Apps-person". For real work I just use a PC (ironically, a Macbook Pro with Win 8.1 on it )
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 4, 2014, 16:57 Flo
 
Top developers just don't care about Windows Phone.
Surprising when you know how horrible iOS (but hey they got a new language and Android development is compared to Visual Studio / C#
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 2, 2014, 17:24 Flo
 
Playing Watch Dogs makes me want to go back and play Wolfenstein all over again. Watch Dogs isn't bad but it's really nothing special either. It's GTA all over again.  
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
6. Re: Evening Screenshots May 31, 2014, 02:27 Flo
 
Sugarman wrote on May 30, 2014, 22:47:
We were scheduled to get them the other day. Apparently it was only from the cockpit looking straight up... "referencing one of the bugs"

Not sure why they give dates out, they should stick to "it will possibly be out on xxx date pending no game stopping bugs". No matter, I've waited this long, and I just bought ED, time to dust off my old joysticks, that is, if I can find them.

Who'd have ever thought space games would make a comeback, either way, I'm happy they have.

I spent 15 Minutes killing an enemy fighter in a small skirmish with a cruiser because my Hotas Stick has not yet arrived and I had to play with Mouse / Keyboard. This game really captures the feel of the grand Star Wars dogfights. It's THAT good.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
105. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 30, 2014, 06:32 Flo
 
Oh yea, I hear you
Damnit, I actually have to go out and buy a joystick, which is totally 90s
 
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