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Signed On May 23, 2007, 03:50
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details
5. Re: Battlefield 4 Battlelog Details Jul 25, 2013, 12:43 MattyC
 
I wasn't a fan of the whole battlelog thing. I felt like the last frame of this every time I had to use it.

I guess this is neat for people who will use it though, it is somewhat novel. I would prefer they include a map editor instead.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Tomorrow, New Harebrained Kickstarter Next Month
10. Re: Shadowrun Returns Tomorrow, New Harebrained Kickstarter Next Month Jul 24, 2013, 23:01 MattyC
 
I can't wait for this. I hope I don't get burned. That said, everything I have seen indicates I won't.  
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
13. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 12:33 MattyC
 
How in the world did they manage to rack up that much debt while owning Blizzard and Activision? Were they totally unable to get income from them under the prior agreement?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 23, 2013, 16:29 MattyC
 
nin wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 10:05:
Brief summary here, but it's been in development so long (2007), I wouldn't be surprised if it was pushed to PS4.

I wouldn't be surprised if we never see it at all. Which is a pity. It sounded interesting.

Those Diablo 3 trailers are awful...

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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
22. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 16:23 MattyC
 
Verno wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 15:28:
I found the campaigns in both pretty mediocre to be honest but I do agree Starcraft games are mostly about the MP (the custom maps for me). I was very disappointed in Starcraft 2 overall though, didn't get much value out of it. It felt really safe and I get their reasons for making it so close to the original but I was bored quickly since I did the Starcraft 1 MP thing obsessively already and wanted to see some new things for RTS in general.

I guess one difference is I probably didn't expect as much out of the campaigns. In a game like that I often skip the single player, but SC2s interested me enough that I played the whole campaign. Where as in another game I would get for the multiplayer (Battlefield games are an example of this) I quickly get bored of the single player and never finish it. Sort of like it is bonus content and this time the bonus was better than average.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
17. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:45 MattyC
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:28:
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:26:
If you were just worried about losing you may want to give it a go.

LOL. I have played it, I can play it...I just don't like it. Company of Heroes is more my style for MP PvP. However, I don't play that much either. RTS multiplayer is on the bottom of my priority list when it comes to games.


I probably worded that poorly. I just know some people who had to really be coaxed into giving it a go simply because they cannot stand to lose repeatedly in anything with a long playtime. I had to show them that no matter who you are, you generally win as much as you lose.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
15. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:26 MattyC
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:12:
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 14:09:
SC2 is about the multiplayer.

Actually that's not all it's about. People like different things. Personally I have zero interest in the manic clickfest Starcraft multiplayer is.

I guess I should have said 'for many people'. I enjoyed the campaigns, but the vast majority of my time playing SC2 was spent in multiplayer.

To play at the higher levels you do need to be fast, but the ladder runs full spectrum. You can play slow and casual if you like. If you were just worried about losing you may want to give it a go. The match maker will generally keep you at a 50% win rate no matter what. Only the best of the best and the worst of the worst will vary from that too much.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2013, 14:17 MattyC
 
Blue wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 12:51:
Quboid wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 12:20:
XKCD's mouse over text sums up Fight Club pretty well IMHO. I was blown away by the slick style and vaguely Anonymous style anarchy. Now, it seems rather silly and has plot holes large enough to host underground boxing matches in.

Wow, is it that bad? I have intentionally not watched it in years, wanting to maximize the impact of seeing it again, but now I'm worried I will be similarly disappointed. I guess my next viewing will be soon so I can know, and I can specifically see if I can find a satisfactory answer to your questions while I'm at it.

It isn't bad if you just watch it as a silly but visually interesting movie. Now if you are trying to get some deep meaning or insight out of it...
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
11. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 14:09 MattyC
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 13:42:
MattyC wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 09:53:
It is your loss.

No, it really isn't. It's a formulaic retread of a game you already bought and paid for more than a decade ago. It isn't a good story nor is it even a decent continuation of the original storyline.

The campaign was fine in WoL and quite good in HotS, but that isn't even really relevant. SC2 is about the multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
3. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 09:53 MattyC
 
nin wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 09:23:
Perhaps you’d like to level up the race you don’t play the least often. Now’s the time!"

Or play something else! Seriously, I was watching Total Biscuit's Dragon Commander video last night, and when he compared it to SC2, I thought "oh yeah, I never did get around to playing that..."


It is your loss. SC2 is pretty awesome.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Adds Twitch Streaming
10. Re: Path of Exile Adds Twitch Streaming Jul 17, 2013, 09:33 MattyC
 
Flo wrote on Jul 17, 2013, 02:36:
I still don't get it: Why would I watch other people playing video games?

Well just watching people straight up playing a game wouldn't be that interesting, but there is much more than that on Twitch. They have tournaments and people providing commentary.

While I wouldn't ever really care to watch a ARPG to each their own. Twitch has quite a bit that I like to watch that others may or may not enjoy. I was really hoping Tivo would get a Twitch app.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Adds Twitch Streaming
2. Re: Path of Exile Adds Twitch Streaming Jul 16, 2013, 22:36 MattyC
 
This wouldn't be my kind of game to watch, but it is still neat that they are adding the tech. Hopefully it inspires other devs to add it to games I do/would watch.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Keys Inbound
26. Re: Shadowrun Returns Keys Inbound Jul 16, 2013, 16:29 MattyC
 
I hope this lives up to the hype. From some of the gameplay videos I have seen it looks like it will.  
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News Comments > Epic Working on AAA Shooter
9. Re: Epic Working on AAA Shooter Jul 12, 2013, 09:44 MattyC
 
It could be a MMO, but I am still hoping for a game that can largely be played online.

I guess I am just wanting it to be a new UT. I am sick of 'generic modern shooter where you level up in giant maps'. A new UT would be a breath of fresh air to me. The last one was actually patched into a pretty decent game even with the single player's issues. It is a pity they shoved it out when it clearly wasn't ready.
 
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News Comments > Epic Working on AAA Shooter
2. Re: Epic Working on AAA Shooter Jul 12, 2013, 09:15 MattyC
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 12, 2013, 08:50:
Unreal Online. Called it, twice already.

I could be wrong, but I really don't see them working on a MMO.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
35. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 11, 2013, 16:05 MattyC
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 15:53:
Not impressed thus far. Pretty lackluster start.

My thoughts. The only thing on sale that I really want right now is Shadowrun, and it was at that price before.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jul 10, 2013, 21:53 MattyC
 
Anyone tried the Alice follow up?  
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News Comments > Dota 2 Rollout Details
30. Re: Dota 2 Rollout Details Jul 10, 2013, 17:26 MattyC
 
So far I haven't really found any MOBA games interesting, but with it being free I see no reason not to give it a go. It looks like it has pretty neat art direction.

To be fair I think the biggest reason I didn't like HoN etc was the community, not the game(s). People who are in to these just seem to be an angry angry lot. TF2 (for the most part) has a great community and it is F2P on Steam, so hopefully DOTA2 will work the same way...
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft PTR Updated - Microtransactions Confirmed
11. Re: World of Warcraft PTR Updated - Microtransactions Confirmed Jul 9, 2013, 13:06 MattyC
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 9, 2013, 12:28:
Dagnamit wrote on Jul 9, 2013, 12:11:
Why would Blizzard go to a F2P model when subs are still pulling in $100 million+ per month?

They aren't and they never have been, although people throw that out there really often. The majority of their players aren't in a market that pays $15 a month to play; NA+EU numbers are more like around 3-3.5 million and have been dropping. The majority of active accounts in the game are in Asia and aren't paying a $15 a month fee to play the game.

They'd go free to play because they're bleeding subscribers this year, projected that they would continue to do so in their last earnings statement. F2P, like it or not, would revitalize the game with new players.

People are saying this is a F2P sign, but it just sounds like a move to get more people to buy premium pets/mounts and pay for a XP boost.

I don't know how it is now (I haven't had an active account in some time) but I saw tons of names I hadn't seen in years when I came back for MoP. That said they could have all since quit like me. While the carrot on the stick isn't really there for me anymore, MoP was a great expansion.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 8, 2013, 13:25 MattyC
 
I assumed WebTV died out in the 90s. I had no idea it was still around or that Microsoft blew over $400 million on it.  
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