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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > More id RAGE Midnight Madness
7. No reviews? Oct 3, 2011, 21:27 JohnBirshire
 
Hours before retail and not a single review? That's suspicious to me, and usually a very bad sign.

Was planning on buying tomorrow, but I'm going to wait a few days just to be better safe than sorry.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release
16. No reviews pre-release? Oct 1, 2011, 19:17 JohnBirshire
 
I have been really looking forward to this, but no early reviews is making me nervous, doesn't show faith in their product.  
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News Comments > PC is Dead to I Am Alive
13. Re: PC is Dead to I Am Alive Sep 29, 2011, 17:10 JohnBirshire
 
This was actually a really stupid move on their part, wasn't there an indie developer on here not too long ago that stated they sold more copies of their game in one week on PC than in 6 months on XBox Live? I know they aren't an indie developer, but still...  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 28, 2011, 12:21 JohnBirshire
 
3D is fantastic when the movie is shot in 3D, and utilizes it throughout the movie. The problem is that the majority of movies just throw in 30 seconds of cheesy post-production 3D effects, and call it a "3D movie". This unfortunately is what many people experience when they see a 3D movie for the first time, and never do so again.

They need to reach some kind of a standard that needs to be met in order to market the movie as 3D, or the over-saturation is going to kill the market.
 
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News Comments > League of Legends: Dominion Launches
6. Re: League of Legends: Dominion Launches Sep 26, 2011, 23:35 JohnBirshire
 
I have to respectfully disagree with you in a big NO.

You made an argument that each player in a 5 vs 5 is integral, and I'm not disagreeing with you. Every single person in a 5 vs 5 has a role to play that is important to the team. My argument is that in a 3 vs 3, as an individual you are more important in reference to whether your team wins or not. For example, far more teams win 4 vs 5's if someone drops, than teams that win 2 vs 3s. You lose your third person, you might as well throw in the towel. You lose your fifth person, and the game is still on, albeit at a disadvantage. If I'm playing a 3 vs 3 and my 2 teammates suck, I can still win if I play fantastically. *the individual player has more emphasis* In a 5 vs 5 if my 4 teammates suck...it doesn't matter if I'm the number 1 ranked player in the world, I can still easily lose and most likely will. *evidenced by the fact that the top ranked players in Solo 5 vs 5 for Season One still had a plentiful amount of losses*


how is it broken? Certain classes/champs have advantages?


There are 75+ champs, each with different abilities. Pick any 3 or 5 against any other 3 or 5, and yes, there will be some advantage/disadvantage. Not as bad as rock, paper, scissors, but maybe a 60/40, or 55/45 advantage towards one team or the other. The only way to guarantee 50/50 odds, would be for both teams to have the same exact champions. With 5 vs 5 there is usually a little more balance however, due to more champions being involved creating more balanced teams.

 
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News Comments > League of Legends: Dominion Launches
2. Re: League of Legends: Dominion Launches Sep 26, 2011, 16:56 JohnBirshire
 
Esoteric wrote on Sep 26, 2011, 16:35:
A fun change of pace from Summoner's Rift. I only started playing LoL about a month ago but I'm enjoying myself. It's definitely F2P done right. Just played a game of Dominion that was decided at the last second (score was 4 to 0, both teams start at 500). It's much more fast-paced and hectic than the normal map, and lots of new strategies involved.

I've been playing a couple months, but have only done 3 vs 3s. I just feel like I have a much greater influence over a 3 vs 3 than I would a 5 vs 5. Individual player skill matters significantly more with smaller numbers than it does with larger. I might check out Dominion though, just for a change of pace.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch; Pricing Details
8. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic December Launch, Pricing Details Sep 24, 2011, 14:31 JohnBirshire
 
Tr0n wrote on Sep 24, 2011, 13:51:
Lol, subscriptions.

What is this, 2004?


Back when new MMO's weren't steaming piles of free to play shit, and were actually worth subscribing to? God I hope so!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Companion Trailer
5. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Companion Trailer Sep 23, 2011, 23:43 JohnBirshire
 
I'm not a huge fan of these companions, I've never been much of a "pet" player, preferring to do the damage myself. Is it true this game will pretty much require everyone to have a "pet" companion?

Will it not look ridiculous with every single player running around with a pet running along beside them?
 
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News Comments > On Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC and Boss Battles
4. Re: On Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC and Boss Battles Sep 23, 2011, 13:57 JohnBirshire
 
I played it for an hour, got frustrated with the cover system, and quit. Thankfully Gamestop gave me a free $50 gift card for purchasing the game from their store.  
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News Comments > Diablo III DRM Problems
18. I prefer most of the changes... Sep 22, 2011, 17:46 JohnBirshire
 
The people complaining about a constant internet connection to play Diablo 3 must not have played Diablo 2 online, the game suffered from rampart cheating, hacks, and exploits. If requiring a constant internet connection prevents these problems from plaguing Diablo 3, then sign me up!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Sep 14, 2011, 10:59 JohnBirshire
 
Hard Reset, GREAT game, go pick it up NOW!

It has a C average, and it isn't as if some reviewers gave it an A and others an F, the reviews were all pretty consistent. A game is going to have to do a bit better than that to be universally applauded as a worthy buy.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 PC Wish List Request
9. Re: Borderlands 2 PC Wish List Request Sep 7, 2011, 21:52 JohnBirshire
 
I wish to see more than 3 enemies in the entire game.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Sep 6, 2011, 15:34 JohnBirshire
 
Where the hell are all the Warhammer reviews?

Agreed, I'm getting nervous. It's like terrible movies not showing up on any review sites until the night of release...usually a very bad sign. *hide the movie from critics to sucker some poor fools into watching it on opening weekend before word gets out that it sucks*
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2011, 23:44 JohnBirshire
 
I'm still on the fence as to whether or not to purchase Space Marine. The gameplay was fun, and the battles were pretty chaotic. A few design decisions left me confused however, such as the "Reload" message flashing across your screen the entire game despite the fact that the weapons reload automatically, and the crosshair is WAY too big. I imagine you'll be able to mod that stuff on the PC version though of course.  
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News Comments > Richard Garriott on Ultima
10. Re: Richard Garriott on Ultima Sep 3, 2011, 00:07 JohnBirshire
 
Exploring Britannia in Ultima 7 was one of my top 3 greatest memories in my gaming history. First time exiting the starter dungeon in Elder Scrolls : Arena was another. First time being PK'ed in UO in summer of 97 was a mind opening experience as well.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution "The Missing Link" DLC Next Month
8. Re: removed Sep 3, 2011, 00:00 JohnBirshire
 
The original was one of my favorite games of all time, never played the second due to mediocre reviews, unfortunately threw in the towel after playing the third for a single evening. The cover system drove me insane, it kept taking me out of the game emotionally and immersively everytime I switched from first to third person. Ahh well, gamestop gave me a $50 gift card for free after buying the PC version from them.  
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News Comments > Uncut RAGE for Germany, DOOM and DOOM II No Longer Indexed
8. Re: Uncut RAGE for Germany, DOOM and DOOM II No Longer Indexed Aug 31, 2011, 16:38 JohnBirshire
 
Wait, what? Unsensored version in Germany? This game is going to suck. I bet you run around with a supersoaker, watering plants.  
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News Comments > Ultima 1-3 on GOG.com
13. Re: Ultima 1-3 on GOG.com Aug 31, 2011, 09:09 JohnBirshire
 
Tanto Edge wrote on Aug 30, 2011, 21:47:
Port it to Android.
Maybe I'll pay for it.

My sentiments exactly! Many old PC classics would be perfect for my cell phone, I really wish they would start porting some of them.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Adding Steam Cloud, Borderlands 2 Interviews
12. Yawn... Aug 29, 2011, 15:26 JohnBirshire
 
I spent my entire time playing Borderlands killing the same 3 enemies over and over and over and over again. Will Borderlands 2 have...4 enemies?

And what's with this "Game of the Year" edition? Game of the year, according to whom?
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Trailer
1. Uhm, what? Aug 27, 2011, 16:19 JohnBirshire
 
I'm confused, is this for Skyrim, or for something else?  
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