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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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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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News Comments > id on RAGE PC Controls
3. Weew... Jun 8, 2011, 11:56 JohnBirshire
 
Thank you.
 
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News Comments > RIFT Sells Nearly 1 Million
4. Re: RIFT Sells Nearly 1 Million Jun 8, 2011, 11:47 JohnBirshire
 
I've played Ultima Online off and on since 1997.

I've played World of Warcraft off and on since 2004.

I played Age of Conan for 2 months.

I played Warhammer Online for 2 months.

I played DCUO for 2 months.

I played Rift for the free month.

I hope to be playing SWToR for a long time, because nothing else released in the last 7 years has even come close to expectations.

 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
6. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Jun 3, 2011, 02:18 JohnBirshire
 
I'd love to play Privateer, but haven't had a joystick in 10 years.  
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News Comments > Free Ultima IV Released
12. Re: Free Ultima IV Released Jun 2, 2011, 21:58 JohnBirshire
 
Haha, I lol'ed...

Agreed. Congrats on the collection. Another game that was, and still is ahead of its time in some important ways, is Alternate Reality.

LittleMe is the Kayne West of bluesnews.

A lot of younger gamers throw a lot of credit to the Final Fantasy series as the father of many RPGs. The part that was always cool to me is that Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, actually credited the earlier Ultima games as his inspiration.

 
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News Comments > Free Ultima IV Released
4. Re: Free Ultima IV Released Jun 2, 2011, 20:22 JohnBirshire
 
It's been 30 years already?!

I've played about two dozen games in DOSBox, I haven't personally had any problems with sound, although I think I'm just simply lucky. Many of the DOSBox related forum threads are sound problem related. As for the game speed, you can control the speed manually, so that should not be a problem.

The beauty with games on GOG.com is that they do all the configurations for you, so you just download and play. I'm not sure if this is the case with the new Ultima IV release, but I guess I'm about to find out.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale May 26, 2011, 00:37 JohnBirshire
 
hmm what do you mean

They fast forwarded the timeline 100 years and forced every author to follow suite immediately, for example in the new R.A. Salvatore novels Drizzt is approximately 160 years old. They killed off half the gods, crashed another plane of existence into Faerun, destroyed entire continents, changed how magic works, killed off almost every major character, etc etc etc. It has been a catastrophe since they did this a few years ago, and only a handful of irrelevant novels have come out over the last couple years. Thank god I took the opportunity to discover Warhammer 40k otherwise I'd have a severe lack of books to read.

As for this game, nobody should get their hopes up. It's a $15 game at release, and the first two reviews I read were 1.5/5 and 48/100.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale May 25, 2011, 22:29 JohnBirshire
 
I can't even make any sense out of Forgotten Realms anymore, they tore it apart and ruined 200 novels of canon on a whim and practically destroyed the franchise.  
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News Comments > World of Tanks Milestones
1. Re: World of Tanks Milestones May 24, 2011, 12:42 JohnBirshire
 
I downloaded it on release date, but have been playing League of Legends religiously so haven't checked it out yet. Going to make it a point to try it tonight.  
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News Comments > Hellgate's North American F2P Return
6. Re: Hellgate's North American F2P Return May 19, 2011, 12:37 JohnBirshire
 
This game had one of the best cinematic trailers I've ever seen, yet it wasn't actually released with the game so almost nobody saw it. Just one decision involved with this game among many that left me banging my head against the wall.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oixARdpajp0
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Suggestions Sought
20. Re: I have a suggestion: Balance May 18, 2011, 17:11 JohnBirshire
 
you don't mean to say like chess, where both sides, black and white, have the exact same pieces, and tend to do the same things? oh gawd!

Wait...what? Seriously? Are you literally justifying a strategy game in which every player in a tournament uses the exact same build order and builds the exact same units? There is no sense in even trying to argue with an incompetent moron, so you win. Using your logic we'd be watching Starcraft players all use the same exact race, build order, and mass the same two units. I'm sure it'll be fantastic, just like watching competitive Command and Conquer 3.

 
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