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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > DNF Interview
5. Hurry up already... Sep 10, 2010, 23:02 JohnBirshire
 
And release this piece of crap so it can get horrendous reviews, everybody can get a hysterical laugh out of it, and then move on while utterly forgetting about it.

Just when you think you are FINALLY done reading DNF headlines...this crap comes out of nowhere and starts all over again.
 
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free
7. Re: The Lord of the Rings Online Goes Free Sep 10, 2010, 23:00 JohnBirshire
 
Mike Savage from Turbine is P.I.M.P.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Sep 8, 2010, 20:36 JohnBirshire
 
One of the reviews actually talked me out of buying Amnesia, specifically this line:

Itís Thief IIIís Cradle as a full game

I could barely handle that level in Thief III, I would crap myself to death if I tried to play an entire game like it, haha. If you're a horror fan however, Amnesia looks like a must play.

I was looking forward to Elemental until I read a few reviews, probably one of the bigger disappointments this year.

The Predator mod trailer was one of the worst trailer's I've seen, and the fact that they played the Predator 2 trailer's audio in the background without even removing the Predator 2 bit really makes me question the production values. Would have been a cool mod however if it had come out 2 years ago, Crysis is kind of a has-been at best. It was hard enough finding players online when it was brand new.

Dragon Age, I must finally start playing it again, I always make it about 10 hours in and then make a new character. I might start it up again when I'm done playing through Ultima 7 for the 20th time in my life.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Top 9 worst employees in video game history... Sep 6, 2010, 19:57 JohnBirshire
 
I was excited when I saw this, I thought it was going to be a list like Bill Roper, John Romero, Derek Smart, etc.  
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News Comments > LOTRO Head Start This Week
10. Re: LOTRO Head Start This Week Sep 5, 2010, 21:07 JohnBirshire
 
I'm gonna WTF PWN all you newbzors in the face, this game has l33t PvP.

Just wait until I can dual wield a hobbit in each hand, their hairy feet will be smacking you in the face for 76 damage a pop, turning you into a corpse.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Press Release
27. Sigh... Sep 3, 2010, 19:53 JohnBirshire
 
I was a humongous Duke Nukem 3D fan, played it religiously. Went to local tournaments, and was ranked #3 at one time on Kali and Ten. So I, even more so than the average person perhaps, was tremendously looking forward for Duke Nukem Forever.

That being said....fuck off already. I'm sick and tired about hearing about Duke Nukem Forever, all the drama over the last 10+ years made almost everybody sick to death of it. Finally when you think it is finally all over, here I check gaming news and see Duke Nukem in the headlines again. For god's sake already, not again.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Sep 3, 2010, 00:33 JohnBirshire
 
Oh man, I had an almost unbeatable tank rush in Red Alert, I won 74 games in a row before finally losing to a tesla coil rush.
 
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News Comments > Champions Online Free Week
2. Re: Champions Online Free Week Sep 2, 2010, 03:19 JohnBirshire
 
My favorite part was when a guy I work with, whom for god only knows why bought a lifetime subscription, was throwing a fit a couple weeks later when he found out he had to pay extra just to enter a new mid level zone that was opened up.

I gave him the benefit of the doubt and tried it, and I have to say that creating characters was legitimately very fun. However once you actually start playing the actual game, you'll quickly give up and go back to making a few more characters before quiting.
 
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News Comments > Windowed Worms Reloaded
2. Re: Windowed Worms Reloaded Sep 1, 2010, 20:47 JohnBirshire
 
Yes, especially casual games like this one. It was a dumb oversight on their part.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Sells 3M
7. Re: StarCraft II Sells 3M Sep 1, 2010, 12:04 JohnBirshire
 
Might get lynched by fanboi's, but I thought the single player campaign's story was actually short, generic, and boring.

Multiplayer is what this game is built on.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: GOTY Edition in October
19. Overrated... Aug 30, 2010, 20:57 JohnBirshire
 
You fight the same 3 enemies literally the entire game.

The ending was one of the most anticlimatic I remember since Syndicate.

GOTY...not close.
 
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News Comments > Analyst: Mafia II "Unlikely to Achieve Profitability"
2. Re: Analyst: Mafia II "Unlikely to Achieve Profitability" Aug 30, 2010, 20:55 JohnBirshire
 
I played through the first one and did not regret it, but after seeing mediocre reviews and being underwhelmed by the demo, I decided to skip the second.

I was kind of disappointed with the first one in one aspect however, and that was that the demo was so awesome I bought the game...just to find out the demo level was the best part of the game. Was kind of like seeing all the best parts of a movie in the trailer.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Online Interview
2. Re: Warhammer 40,000 Online Interview Aug 27, 2010, 21:28 JohnBirshire
 
Might as well call this Warhammer 40K The Cartoon Online.

The 40k universe is one of the most vicious and brutal I've seen after reading a good 50 of the novels, this game's art direction is a joke.
 
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News Comments > 130,000 APB Players
24. Re: 130,000 APB Players Aug 25, 2010, 00:38 JohnBirshire
 

This pure bullshit.


Don't feel left out dsmart, this will be the general consensus for your MMO shortly enough.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA StarCraft II Trial
3. Re: NVIDIA StarCraft II Trail Offer Aug 5, 2010, 11:33 JohnBirshire
 
Marketing 101: Offer a free trial to a game everybody has already purchased.  
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News Comments > EA Files Syndicate TMs
24. The only thing that sucked about Syndicate... Aug 4, 2010, 15:27 JohnBirshire
 
Was that it had the worst ending of all time.  
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News Comments > EA Files Syndicate TMs
9. Re: EA Files Syndicate TMs Aug 4, 2010, 10:23 JohnBirshire
 
My five favorite games of all time are:

Elder Scrolls: Arena
Ultima 7
Privateer
Syndicate
Tie Fighter

The only one still being made is Elder Scrolls, but would like to see each and every one of them again.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 29, 2010, 13:00 JohnBirshire
 
No, not yet. Those usually come after all the major publications have had their turn.

My only real gripes so far is that the load times are hefty, and the difficulty scale for the single player campaign is terrible. With the second hardest difficulty the missions are so easy I'm bored, but when I bump it up to the hardest difficulty I find them to be impossible. Then again, the single player campaign might keep me busy for a week, but I might be playing multiplayer for years, so the single player is almost irrelevant in the grand scheme. Otherwise, I haven't put in enough time to give it a full review as of yet, and neither has anybody else that wants to give it an *honest* review.

Anybody who has posted a review so far just wants to be one of the first to do so for reader traffic, they couldn't possibly have played it long enough single player/online to give it an accurate assessment.
 
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News Comments > X-COM Fan Remake
4. Re: X-COM Fan Remake Jul 13, 2010, 22:13 JohnBirshire
 
Is this another remake that will be in development for 10 years and has a 10% chance of actually being finished and released?
 
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News Comments > Alice Vorpal Blades
1. Re: Alice Vorpal Blades Jul 13, 2010, 22:12 JohnBirshire
 
Website sucks and has no decent pictures of anything they are selling, which is only a dozen things, most of which is crap. To get the only decent item they have, Frostmourne, you pay $100s more than it should cost and you have to wait for months to receive it.

What is this crap?

 
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