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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Shadowbane Closing
5. Stacking, etc... Apr 19, 2009, 14:37 JohnBirshire
 
I played for the first two months of retail, ended up quitting the day we got in a fight with another guild of 70+ people named "Qasdfhgash", "Qasdfhgasn" "Qasdfhgasm" "Qasdfhgasv", etc....all stacked on top of each other occupying one space. It was single-handedly the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen in an MMO at that point in time. Once I realized this was going to be the preferred method of large scale PvP combat, adios.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War II Demo, Sale
4. Jump through hoops? Apr 16, 2009, 00:56 JohnBirshire
 
Does the demo require you to sell your soul to play it, or is that just the full version?  
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News Comments > Jack Thompson Warned
16. Irony? Apr 16, 2009, 00:55 JohnBirshire
 
Jack Thompson stated "As disturbing as the image is, it's something an adult ought to be able to handle looking at"...

Kind of ironic, considering he's doing everything in his power to try and criminalize games, so that adult's CAN'T look at them.

Add hypocrisy to his growing list of character traits.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Redneck Rampage?
17. I sure hope this is a late joke... Apr 4, 2009, 15:46 JohnBirshire
 
As this seems like a huge step in the wrong direction.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Final Boss, Bill Roper Mar 31, 2009, 12:33 JohnBirshire
 
I wonder what they are going to make the game's main villain look like, Bill Roper. That has GOT to be why they hired him!  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wanted: Weapons of Fate
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wanted: Weapons of Fate Mar 24, 2009, 17:47 JohnBirshire
 
iconic techniques and moves stolen directly from other films — such as “Curving Bullets” and “Assassin Time”

Fixed.

As a sidenote, "uber" is funny. At least their press releases don't say "award winning!"...yet.
 
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News Comments > Champions Online Interview
7. Re: Champions Online Interview Mar 20, 2009, 16:09 JohnBirshire
 
The game's main super villain will be The Fat Greedy Bastard, although the game doesn't know that yet.

Haha! Finally, the reason why they hired Bill Roper has been revealed!
 
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News Comments > On Indie Sales
12. Re: On Indie Sales Mar 18, 2009, 17:23 JohnBirshire
 
Easier said than done. Steam look at your game and decide if they like it. uif they don't you are stuffed. Its not like its an open platform. Steam sells games that Valve like, its not a simple matter of asking to be listed there.
Stardock and GamersGate stock my games, but Valve don't. They have never told me why.
There are tons of good indie games like Lux and Masters Of Defense which are not sold on steam, and likely never will be.


Yep. Another thing for the Steam fanboys to think about when acting like Steam is the messiah of PC Gaming's future.

As for Spiderweb Software's Geneforge games, they are tremendously fun. Anybody that likes RPGs with an "old school" feel will enjoy them. I can say however that I agree with an earlier poster who believed the prices should be lowered, for an Indie game the price is leading many people away.
 
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News Comments > WAR Career Opportunities
11. Cluncky combat? Mar 17, 2009, 22:09 JohnBirshire
 
I played WAR for a couple weeks, but the combat didn't seem to "flow" very well. Hard to explain, but almost as if it was choppy, like a turn based game trying to act in real time.

There even seemed to be an inherent delay between using an action and seeing it play out, only of perhaps a few tenths of a second or so, but noticeable nonetheless.

This still the case?

P.S. I never got that impression from WoW, always seemed to be very fluid motion and controls.
 
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News Comments > Wanted Movie
2. Re: Wanted Movie Mar 16, 2009, 18:49 JohnBirshire
 
I played this demo over the weekend & it was WEAK!

Haha, I did too. The videos make the game look awesome, but then when you start playing you realize that most of the stuff in the videos is either scripted or simply not happening under your direction control. Like when your character makes a very cool looking running/sliding dive under bullets into cover...but all you did was press the "x" button five seconds earlier.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 15, 2009, 21:57 JohnBirshire
 
I found the Doom movie to be worth seeing once, it wasn't the disaster that most people seem to make it out to be. I don't know why Rock is talking down about it, it isn't like his other movies are spectacular in any way and this one is bringing his career down.

 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched
25. Re: F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched Mar 15, 2009, 11:33 JohnBirshire
 
Oh, so this is one of those "I'm bitter because consoles control the industry" things. I get that, but I'm objective enough to realize a tiny little black bar on my huge monitor is not really an issue. For 4:3 owners it was, and hey look, it got patched.

Uhhh, no. It was my "I'm not buying the product because the console port doesn't properly support the PC version" post.

Then you come around trying to defend their decision, which is completely and utterly illogical. "The little black bars shouldn't bother you" is probably one of the more ridiculous arguments I've seen in quite some time. They shouldn't be there, period. You can argue about it all day, but in the end you'll still always be wrong. *whether you would ever admit it or not is irrelevant, you'll still respond indefinitely*
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched
22. Re: F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched Mar 14, 2009, 16:19 JohnBirshire
 
Because those tiny little smidgens of black bars are just so epic in their torture, right?

Ahh, you are right. PC Gamers shouldn't expect console ports to actually support a resolution that many PC Gamers will be using. Especially not on a sequel to a game that was widely and faithfully supported by PC Gamers.

I mean, if games that came out 9 years ago like Quake 3 supported 16:10, 16:9, 4:3, etc, it is entirely out of line to expect the same support in a brand new game, right?

Little black bars? Nothing that simply can't be ignored. After all, we should simply be grateful that they even decided to release it for the PC! Oh thank you, our console overlords!

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News Comments > F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched
20. Re: F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched Mar 14, 2009, 14:34 JohnBirshire
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched
18. Re: F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin Patched Mar 14, 2009, 13:45 JohnBirshire
 
It's all very well supporting 4:3, but hows about 16:10.

I downloaded the demo, it didn't support 16:10, so I deleted it and never looked back.

Which is pretty ironic, considering I made the most watched F.E.A.R. multiplayer video ever, and played it off an on for 2 years while talking 100s into buying it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW83cff_zxY

But if you're going to screw me, then screw you.
 
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News Comments > Wanted Preorder Bonus
2. Re: Wanted Preorder Bonus Mar 12, 2009, 22:48 JohnBirshire
 
I'd be one of the ones that didn't like the console demo. It felt like I was playing Gears of War tossed into a blender with Max Payne and a steaming pile of shit.  
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News Comments > WAR Correspondence
9. Hahahhahahahahahahahahahhahaha... Mar 12, 2009, 14:44 JohnBirshire
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Trial
8. In other news... Mar 5, 2009, 19:49 JohnBirshire
 
Darkfall went live and nobody noticed.

Was there even a blues post about it?
 
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News Comments > Used Game Marketplace Grows
9. Re: Used Game Marketplace Grows Mar 5, 2009, 12:01 JohnBirshire
 
I've always bought PC Games, played them to completion, and then sold my copy. This has allowed me to buy 10-20 times more games that I should have been able to buy, since instead of paying 50 for a game, I'd pay 50 for a game then sell it for 40-45 afterward. However, this came to a crashing end recently with GTA4 and Dawn of War 2...

I wonder how people will sell used games such as Dawn of War 2 which has its cd product key tied to a steam account forever, and then that steam account generates key that is tied to gfwl. So if someone tries to sell you used Dawn of War 2 DVD + cd key... well that's worth nothing. He would have to sell you actual steam account that owns the game

...oh, wait, no it didn't. I bought GTA4 and Dawn of War 2, installed them both, then returned them both to Best Buy and Gamestop and told them "I opened the box, and it didn't have any game documentation. So I can't install the game, because the documentation has the CD-Key on it". Best Buy and Gamestop BOTH gave me brand new copies of the game, per their opened box return policy. *will only give you another copy of the same game*. So then I sold both new copies on Ebay for 45, getting my money back for both games, while I continued to play both copies that I originally returned using the original CD-Keys.

Players are smarter than the industry. Screw me, I'll screw you. Maybe one day they will realize it and stop insulting and/or losing our business altogether with these new ridiculous business practices.

Oh, and just a side note, people have been buying/selling used property since the beginning of time. I'm sure the auto industry would LOVE to destroy buying/selling of used automobiles, but...obviously, that's ridiculous. Maybe the game industry execs will pull their head's out of their asses and realize it too.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Feb 24, 2009, 12:21 JohnBirshire
 
Jag is a little late reviewing Warhammer 40k because they were a little late getting him his copy.

You see, Jag doesn't accept payment for his reviews, so he isn't as high of a priority as Gamespot and other retail review sites.

Oh, and that's why I read Jag's site religously as well.
 
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