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Homepage http://www.landofthedeadmatchmaking.com/
Signed On Mar 20, 2007, 23:28
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News Comments > Alan Wake 2 Prototype Video
7. Re: Alan Wake 2 Prototype Video Apr 21, 2015, 01:24 The Magician
 
... we need to abandon the developer-publisher dynamic of the business. Publishers, just like record companies, are the devil.

Self publish. If you've got something worth playing, people will buy it, and you'll win. If you don't, well, time to do some introspection, and figure out what you did wrong, and learn from it.

Depending on people that -aren't- your customers to finance your project, just means you aren't really making your project, you're making their project.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
33. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 14:48 The Magician
 
"But to say the majority of the graphical details are akin to Vice City is plain ridiculous."

Turn on first person view. Look at the dashboards, look at the hands and arms of the models, look at the things that you just can't see from third person view. They're really low grade.

The things you can see from everywhere are all definitely improved, but it's not that great of a visual improvement, and I'm comparing 720p on my PS3 versus 1920x1200 on my PC.. With the PC set for max everything except for antialiasing.

The gameplay difference to PC was well worth it, though. Online is now fun.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
1. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 09:20 The Magician
 
It's not actually that amazing -- I can do all max at 1920x1200 except for antialiasing at 2x, rather than 8x, on my single 750Ti. Unless there's options it's just not presenting me due to only having a 750Ti.

CPU is not even kind of a requirement for this game. On my i7-4790, it barely registers that there's anything happening, it's under 10% most of the time.

The majority of the new graphics thrown in for first-person mode, look like they'd fit into Vice City's tech era, rather than modern GTA. If not for the gameplay improvements, and the damn near perfect driving/walking controls, I'd be sad that I spent $60 for this a second time. Simply having good controls makes this game fun all over again, whereas Online on PS3 was just absolutely the most boring thing ever to exist.

 
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News Comments > Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online
1. Re: Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online Apr 20, 2015, 09:14 The Magician
 
Fuck Adam Baldwin.  
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News Comments > 16 Bit Arena Free on Steam
1. Re: 16 Bit Arena Free on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 23:50 The Magician
 
I try not to comment on things that I don't find appealing, because I don't want to be the "STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE" guy...

but..

This is frankly one of the worst game ideas I've ever seen.

And I wish to god people would stop using "8-bit" or "16-bit" to describe a graphical style. The number of bits doesn't determine your art.

 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
37. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 07:30 The Magician
 
Xil wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 02:11:
took me ages to read the RPS article, they did not go gentle on him and at times I thought he would totally break or something....

We should have RPS interview politicians.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
36. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 07:29 The Magician
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 06:53:
Yeah that article also takes what.. like a good 30 minutes to read through.. holy crap

Sounded like a congressional hearing more than an interview... but in the end it's the sad fucking reality he overpromised, exactly because he is a dreamer (And I mean in a good way) who has visions, but he sucks at explaining them or detailing them. Or realizing what is realistic and what isn't...

I hate to say it, but this may actually be the first *real* interview on a gaming site ever. And I feel some pity for Molyneux.

In the end the only one to blame are the backers of Godus I laughed at that KS seeing nearly entire money was for mobile phone game, with the PC game being nearly an afterthought added to even get money (since mobile kickstarters are not usually successful ..)

Odd, it was available on PC for over a year before mobile.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
3. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 10, 2015, 21:18 The Magician
 
The initial version of it was super fun, all they had to do was tweak some stuff and then add the next several levels of whatever they had planned. Instead, they revamped everything into a horrific mess. I haven't played the supposed "release" version, I think it's technically still listed as in Early Access, even though the "full" version of iOS is out.... that may have been an attempt to produce some extra income though.

I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. But I am.
 
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News Comments > The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Launches
5. Re: The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot Launches Feb 7, 2015, 15:09 The Magician
 
It's only "free to play" in that you can screw around with it for free. It's primarily a push to try to sell big dollar packages to get that loot. Also, the game totally sucks ass.
 
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News Comments > Metro Redux Games for Linux & SteamOS
1. Re: Metro Redux Games for Linux & SteamOS Dec 12, 2014, 21:37 The Magician
 
pretty huge system requirements for games that were built for xbox.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC This Month
17. Re: Alien: Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC This Month Oct 22, 2014, 01:47 The Magician
 
Anyone remember the doom aliens Tc? Better than anything we come up with now...  
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC This Month
16. Re: Alien: Isolation Corporate Lockdown DLC This Month Oct 22, 2014, 01:35 The Magician
 
Fuck you. The game just came out, you could've either included this shit with the game or delayed it a week. Just fuck you game studios.

-- a game developer who is sick of this bullshit
 
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News Comments > Gauntlet Released
20. Re: Gauntlet Released Sep 24, 2014, 01:30 The Magician
 
of course, part of what made the game great was that you were always there with 3 other people, wether you knew them or not, and you were always having a great time on a single large screen. It looks a lot more Diablo like than I think I'd want to play. Also, I hate clickfests. Which is why I hate Diablo games. (I think I got 5 minutes into Diablo 3 before I decided "Yup, I've been over this game for 12 years or more already")

Without an Arcade controller, and without having everyone on the same screen... what makes this game different from any other popular item right now? Or was it just the people with the Gauntlet title saw the ties to it from those crazy popular "MOBA" games and said "Hey, let's put the name of their grand-daddy on one"

 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
6. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 03:18 The Magician
 
Screw "Season Pass", there isn't a g-damn video game season. This is "We're going to throw out some extra stuff for you to buy at launch, then we're likely going to throw out some more stuff in a couple months, if you guys pre-order enough of it, otherwise we'll just refund your money". This is Sega saying "we hate our customers".

 
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News Comments > Rust Rewrite
8. Re: Rust Rewrite Jul 3, 2014, 20:04 The Magician
 
Duke Rustem Forever? :-)
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible
21. Re: Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible Jun 13, 2014, 05:50 The Magician
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 15:13:
They don't know what happens with uncapped FPS? I'll tell you what happens, higher FPS. What else would happen? Nothing is the only other option.

That's like a carpenter saying I built a closet and never opened the door, who knows what could be behind it? An astral portal? The ocean? Nope a small dark area.

Love the name and image, happen to be listening to that album right as I read this thread.

Actually, lots of things could happen. Since games must necessarily clock pretty much everything based on their frame rate, as opposed to real time, it would be damn near impossible to determine what will happen as soon as you throw a different input into all the math behind the scenes. You could easily end up with camera issues, physics issues, animation issues, pretty much everything in the game could fail spectacularly. Maybe awesomely. Maybe horrifically.

Frankly, though, this just shows what I think we already know -- Capcom doesn't give one flying f**k about PC users. Every Capcom PC port that I've played has been absolute trash, far worse than the games themselves were. As a developer, I'd be embarrassed to have my name on a Capcom PC port.


 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademark
2. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trademark Mar 28, 2014, 19:42 The Magician
 
.... and the mobile game apparently was pretty decent, but it's PC port has the worst reviews of anything I've ever seen anywhere.
 
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News Comments > Dark Matter Ending Criticized, Explained
29. removed Oct 20, 2013, 21:09 The Magician
 
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News Comments > Godus Early Access
10. Re: Godus Early Access Sep 15, 2013, 20:23 The Magician
 
Note: I've been playing this game practically continuously since it came out. There's some serious addictive qualities to the very little that it provides.

That said: This should not be considered a "BETA". Only 40% of the game is there, they say. There are significant bugs that prevent anyone from going farther than a point very early in that supposed 40%. This leads me to believe that this is likely intentional (There is a cap on the number of buildings you can build.. how can that not be intentional? Several of the cards required to proceed beyond the first phase of the game are not present in the game, as far as anyone has been able to find so far. How can that not be intentional?). There's a quarter of that 40%, if that.

The amount of clicking is insane. About halfway thru to the point where I'm at, I received a pair of powerups that reduce the clicking to some degree. Those should absolutely be in the basic powers. The terraforming system needs some real work. It takes hours, even if you have all the "faith" (mana) in the entire world (and you pretty much do, after a few hours, compared to the powers that you hold at the time), just to flatten the land to be able to build enough to make any progression.

Basically, after you wear the hell out of your clicking arm, you get some tools that make it a little easier, but it still doesn't work very well.

I can't figure out why it's so much fun, though. It may be made with crack dust. It's spotty, it's crashy, it's full of "bugs" that render it impossible to reach most of the content that they claim is there.

Molyneaux's games have -all- been disappointing, since after the first Populous. Yet we all come back and try them out. This is the first one that I've played more than 15-20 minutes before going "this really sucks". Considering that this was kickstarted, and he's been pulling income from all sorts of other places to try to get this built... I think this is a last ditch effort to get enough money to try to get this together. He's broke, he's failing, and he's finally managed to get back some of the game play that we're all looking for. I hope he manages to make this game good, because right now, it's not, even though it's addictive as fuck.

 
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News Comments > Daylight E3 Trailer
3. Re: Daylight E3 Trailer Jun 8, 2013, 00:38 The Magician
 
So... text adventure "Bedlam" finally comes to graphics form?

yay.

 
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