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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id on Mobile Gaming
4. Re: Quoteworthy - id on Mobile Gaming Jul 24, 2011, 18:33 JohnBirshire
 
I haven't found any decent games to play on my smartphone. Everything seems to be extremely casual, like Angry Birds. The only real decent game I played was Orcs & Elves. These smartphones are far more powerful than the old 486 computers, there are a lot of classics that could be played on them, would be nice to see some of them imported. The interface is a little rough, but there is no reason why a turn based strategy game like Master of Orion wouldn't work very easily.  
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News Comments > Paging Dr. Lord British
4. Re: Paging Dr. Lord British Jul 21, 2011, 15:22 JohnBirshire
 
That's nothing, I was already a Dread Lord 14 years ago! Lake Superior shard, bitches.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. BioWare says 18 Percent of... Jul 20, 2011, 10:19 JohnBirshire
 
Ironically many female players actually pick male characters.

Which is awfully ironic, and funny, given the fact that so many adolescent males are always trying to flirt with female characters in online games.
 
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Green Lantern DLC Plans
2. Re: DC Universe Online Green Lantern DLC Plans Jul 11, 2011, 22:08 JohnBirshire
 
I was actually waiting until they released new powers and then planned on subscribing again...but just one set? I also unfortunately have no interested in light powers, but was open to try some of the others they had made hint of. *lightning, atomic, etc* Bah, guess I'm putting this game off indefinitely, they are way too slow about introducing new content and by the time they release enough to justify coming back, it will be too late.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 7, 2011, 19:09 JohnBirshire
 
You're doing it all wrong Sphinx, you're supposed to give awesome reviews in return for advertising revenue. You'll figure it out, just ask that sellout Jaguar.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 6, 2011, 19:34 JohnBirshire
 
Jag your signature looks like poop, literally. At least change the color, :-P  
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News Comments > Age of Conan Now Free-to-Play
10. Re: Age of Conan Now Free-to-Play Jul 1, 2011, 15:27 JohnBirshire
 
Free to Play is the biggest sham being pulled over the eyes of the MMO player nowadays. To access all of the content you had as a paying subscriber you will end up paying MORE than you did as a subscriber.

"Free to play" should be renamed "Pay more for what you've always had, in order to support people that never would have paid to begin with to demo the game for free".
 
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News Comments > Hellgate Beta Opens
12. Re: Hellgate Beta Opens Jun 30, 2011, 15:31 JohnBirshire
 
Cabezone wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 12:13:
This game should not be referenced as free to play. You have to pay to play past the first act.

Free to play has been a gimmick since day one, "The future of MMO's" my ass, anybody naive enough to believe that should buy some swampland I'm selling in Alaska.
 
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News Comments > Burning Crusade Free, WoW Free to Play
31. Re: Burning Crusade Free, WoW Free to Play Jun 29, 2011, 10:46 JohnBirshire
 
Removing the time limit on trials is far from going "Free to Play", this is the definition of a sensationalist headline.  
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
38. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 28, 2011, 19:24 JohnBirshire
 
Every "free to play" microtransaction based game I've ever played has ended up with me spending far more than $15 a month. The only people I know that I've seen get excited about a game going free to play were the freeloaders who play casually and didn't plan on spending a dime.  
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News Comments > WoW Your Friends for Free
20. Re: WoW Your Friends for Free Jun 25, 2011, 22:26 JohnBirshire
 
Ultima Online was a fantastic game, I am sure I have logged 10,000 hours off and on in 13+ years. Although retail nowadays looks absolutely nothing like it did in 97-00, there are many free servers that are modeled after that era, and a blast to play on.

As for World of Warcraft, Blizzard is laughing all the way to the bank with those of you who said you refuse to play it since it is subscription based. And "Oh your time is coming!" is the stupidest argument of all time. That's like walking up to an athlete and saying "Oh yeah, well...you'll grow old and suck in the future!" Of course WoW is eventually going to start losing subscribers, but only after earning billions in revenue. Free to Play? Nah, never.
 
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News Comments > Homefront Demo
3. Re: Homefront Demo Jun 23, 2011, 22:25 JohnBirshire
 
I'm downloading it, I'll give it a free shot.

If it's good I'll buy it.

Smart demo, I never would have paid the game two seconds of attention otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Goes Free-to-Play
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 Goes Free-to-Play Jun 23, 2011, 22:23 JohnBirshire
 
LOL, from $2 to free to play.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jun 20, 2011, 22:41 JohnBirshire
 
This is what the XBox users call a "Shitty PC Port".

It goes both ways hypocrites.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 19, 2011, 18:34 JohnBirshire
 
I played through Angry Birds...but really don't see what all the hype is about. The fact that I literally beat every single level I got stuck on by just randomly throwing birds at the level over and over again doesn't leave me to believe it had any real strategic depth.  
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer
2. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer Jun 16, 2011, 15:13 JohnBirshire
 
I couldn't even finish the first one, I'm a pussy.

Played the hell out of it online though.

 
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News Comments > Free-to-Play Games on Steam
7. Re: Free-to-Play Games on Steam Jun 14, 2011, 16:59 JohnBirshire
 
Dev wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 16:29:
Blue,
I love how you put that. "not purchase these games from them, as opposed to not purchasing them elsewhere"
LOL

Oh...snap...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview
1. Re: Minecraft Sells 2.5M, Notch Interview Jun 13, 2011, 21:27 JohnBirshire
 
I was more surprised that FarCry sold as many copies as Diablo, than anything else.

I do however think being able to "win" Minecraft entirely defeats one of the game's main premises.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Jun 13, 2011, 19:15 JohnBirshire
 
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 13:21:
Most shooters can be completed in a single day. Average campaign length is 6-10 hours.

Most shooters didn't spend 15 years in development.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Good riddance... Jun 11, 2011, 20:58 JohnBirshire
 
PC Gamer, infamous for giving much higher than deserved reviews to big titles, nonetheless still only gave it an 80% and said "Don't expect a miracle".

FIIINNNNAAALLLYYYYY they released this damn game so we can forget about it and move on. I was a hardcore Duke 3D Fan, played it religiously on Kali and TEN, and was extremely excited back when it was announced. But over the years I developed nothing but contempt for it, enough was enough already.

Don't make a sequel.
 
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