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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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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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News Comments > GameStop to Offer Compensation for DX:HR OnLive Coupon Removal
21. Heading in tomorrow... Aug 26, 2011, 22:43 JohnBirshire
 
Reading bluesnews pays off again!

I will head into Gamestop tomorrow and see if this works. I half expect the pimply faced kid at the counter not to have a clue what I'm talking about, try to say they didn't take anything out of the box, and accuse me of faking the letter, but its worth a shot.

I will edit this post tomorrow as to whether I actually got a $50 gift card or not.

*update* The Gamestop employee didn't know anything about the offer, but he read about the controversy so didn't argue with me. I didn't take the "Buy 2 get 1 pre-order free" coupon, as that was just a clever trick. Appreciate the gift card though.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Retail Includes OnLive
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Aug 23, 2011, 13:19 JohnBirshire
 
My father, brother, and I all live in seperate households, but each of us is going to buy a copy today. I loved the first Deus Ex, never played the second due to iffy reviews, but I am excited that they took the effort to make a great third installment. Not waiting for a holiday sale, I like to vote with my money and reward developers right away for making good games.  
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News Comments > Mojang to Fight Scrolls Battle in Court, if not Q3A
8. Re: Mojang to Fight Scrolls Battle in Court, if not Q3A Aug 20, 2011, 14:24 JohnBirshire
 
Creston wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 14:03:
2) It seems this whole thing got started when YOU tried to trademark "Scrolls." Perhaps if you'd drop the whole trademark rigamarole, this whole thing will blow over.

Ohhhh.....wow. I guess all the "DOWN WITH THE EVIL NAZI BETHESDA!!!" fanboys must have conveniently forgotten this little detail. This is why it pays to get both sides of any argument.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes VI Demo
14. Re: Might & Magic Heroes VI Demo Aug 20, 2011, 11:28 JohnBirshire
 
People throw fits when they don't release demos, then again when they do.

Thank you for the demo guys, I appreciate it. Just downloaded it *took an hour*, and if it's good I'll give it a shot at retail.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: Video Game Magazines On The Comeback Trail? Aug 15, 2011, 18:09 JohnBirshire
 

I keep getting them in the mail, even though I thought my subscription ended awhile ago.


Magazines make far more money off of advertising than subscriptions, and the more "readers", the more advertisers. You can actually get most any magazine subscription for free if you simply call and ask nicely enough.

Na, you can wipe your ass with a PC Gamer when you're done and it'll be the same quality as their reviews.

Sad, but true. They have unfortunately lost a lot of credibility. They gave Deus Ex 3 a 94, and instead of instantly being excited and ready to buy it, I've got to wait and see if other folk give it similar reviews.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: Video Game Magazines On The Comeback Trail? Aug 15, 2011, 18:07 JohnBirshire
 
*doublepost*  
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News Comments > Eidos Montreal: Deus Ex: Invisible War a "Cautionary Tale"
34. PC Gamer gave it a 94... Aug 12, 2011, 15:16 JohnBirshire
 
PC Gamer supposedly gave it a 94, and the reviewer stated it was the best game he played in the last 4 years. He also claims to be a tremendous fan of the original Deus Ex.

Unfortunately you have to take everything PC Gamer says with a grain of salt, as they have a reputation for being a little...sensational...with their reviews. But it certainly did get me excited, this game might pull it off after all!
 
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News Comments > DC Universe Online Server Merges Begin Today
10. Champions Online did Aug 8, 2011, 16:26 JohnBirshire
 
Ironically I just upgraded a 2 gig patch yesterday to start playing again, when I saw this bluesnews post today I got excited. But now, forget it.

If I have to give Cryptic credit for anything, it's the fact that they publicly announced that a superhero's name is extremely important, and allowed you to have any name you'd like in Champions Online. DCUO dropped the ball hard by making a name unavailable if someone else chose it.

A name can make or break your character. For example I thought up a perfect Martial Arts + Fire character named "Third Degree". It was a pun on being a third degree black belt, and third degree burns. Hence martial arts, and fire. Perfect name for the character. Taken. On every server. On day one of retail. WTF?! But let's not stop here...almost every name imaginable was taken. Over and over again. I literally got out a thesaurus and was trying to come up with cool character names, but the vast majority were always taken. Within the first month I got so fed up with it I chose not to resubscribe.

And now, instead of fixing the problem, it gets even WORSE. Now if someone else on another server shares your name, you have to CHANGE IT. So the name you've had for your character since day one now has to be changed.

What a bunch of incompetent fools.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Aug 7, 2011, 21:09 JohnBirshire
 
Teddy wrote on Aug 7, 2011, 16:32:
If you haven't looked yet, check out the user reviews for Street Cleaning Simulator.

Thank you for pointing these out, I got a laugh out of many of them.

"Was going to be an astronaut but not any longer."
"Don't believe the hype, you can't kill homeless people."
"I was not a religious person before I played this game, but now I see the light."
"Best game about street cleaning you'll ever play."
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Details
11. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition Details Aug 5, 2011, 21:11 JohnBirshire
 
I've probably bought 2,000 games in the last 25 years, but never once have I bought any time of a Collector's Edition or anything of that nature. Never plan to either, they are a gimmick for people easily parted with their money.  
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News Comments > Peter Moore New EA COO
4. Fantastic! Aug 5, 2011, 16:05 JohnBirshire
 
Another coocoo at EA!  
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