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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Video
3. Re: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Video Jun 27, 2013, 13:46 JohnBirshire
 
Naming your game something that the majority of gamers can't spell correctly = instant failure. This game will be a dud.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Next Week
7. Yawn... May 27, 2013, 14:00 JohnBirshire
 
After the breakthrough worldwide sensation that took the gaming world by storm, Minecraft, the visionary independent developer's next grand phenomenon...a card game. *crickets* Well, maybe not so visionary after all.

 
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News Comments > Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans?
3. Re: Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans? May 20, 2013, 11:51 JohnBirshire
 
Syndicate Wars wasn't a masterpiece though, that game was a steaming pile of shit. And this is from someone who considers Syndicate to be his 3rd greatest game of all time, only behind Arena: The Elder Scrolls and Ultima 7.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
19. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 12, 2013, 16:50 JohnBirshire
 
Yep. For kiddies like yourself with an attention span shorter than your penis who need non-stop "badda-boom!" ... "badda-boom!" action, the TES games may in fact be a bit boring.
For us adults it's a slightly different story. Maybe you'll understand in a decade or so when you're in your teens.


Wow. That was one of the most definitive troll burnings Ive ever seen in over 20 years of internet access. This guy is pro!
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Open Beta
9. Re: Neverwinter Open Beta Apr 30, 2013, 21:41 JohnBirshire
 
Ugh, just bought Darkfall:Unholy Wars. Ahh well. Probably play that until Elder Scrolls.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Science Fiction... Apr 28, 2013, 14:36 JohnBirshire
 
I took a Science Fiction course when I was in college, and it was honestly one of the most difficult courses I had completed. Science Fiction can be really deep, especially during the "Golden Age".  
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News Comments > Darkfall Unholy Wars Launches Using New Steam Subscription Service
7. Many "FTP" games still have plenty of subscribers. Apr 25, 2013, 19:57 JohnBirshire
 
People keep flaming Steam for suddenly having a new subscription service by stating most games are free to play nowadays. This isn't quite true however, as most of them might as well be called free to "demo". Have you seen the restrictions and things you miss out on by not subscribing for most of them? Trust me, most "FTP" games still have plenty of subscribers.  
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News Comments > Darkfall Unholy Wars Launches Using New Steam Subscription Service
5. Darkfall relaunch worth playing? Apr 25, 2013, 18:34 JohnBirshire
 
I loved the open world PvP nature of early Ultima Online and Asherons Call Darktide, and wouldn't mind this type of environment again. However I skipped the first Darkfall due to awful reviews and the fact that there was no skill/stat cap. I don't want to spend 90% of my time training skills against mobs in a "PvP" game. Is this relaunch different? I also read that this game is heavily crafting focused, another thing at odds with a "PvP" themed game, I don't want to have to spend countless hours crafting just to PvP. Is it an actual requirement?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2013, 15:14 JohnBirshire
 
Tradeoffs, haha. My Droid DNA has a larger screen AND better resolution than any iPhone.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. #1?! Apr 21, 2013, 14:47 JohnBirshire
 
Apparently people don't check reviews before buying games.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within
36. Re: Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within Apr 19, 2013, 14:58 JohnBirshire
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 14:26:
Lame. Playing off the goodwill created by other Bethesda titles to announce something unrelated. They got their publicity, but they pissed off a lot of people too.

I agree. There was a bunch of hoopla over this announcement, and the climax fizzled. A surival horror game from the makers of Resident Evil? Who gives a shit. Next time just announce it without all this fanfare making people believe its something more significant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. 4D is terrible... Apr 18, 2013, 12:43 JohnBirshire
 
Universal Studios has been doing it for awhile, most people hate it. The worst part is when they spray water in your eyes anytime water appears onscreen, its rather disgusting. Hopefully that movie gimmick stays in Japan.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls: Arena Sighted
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls: Arena Sighted Apr 15, 2013, 16:58 JohnBirshire
 
This is my favorite game of all time, followed by Ultima 7, Privateer, Tie Fighter, Master of Orion, and Syndicate.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 14, 2013, 14:35 JohnBirshire
 
3D films were fun at first, when they made a conscious effort to have things coming towards your face. The Terminator "ride" at Universal Studios was the first good example of this, you felt like you literally had to dodge things flying at your head, and you could reach out and touch a lot of the imagery. Over the last couple years studios have gone away from it, and now the only thing 3D seems to do is make the background look further away, and for actors closer to you appear closer. However, you can comprehend this difference even without the movie being in 3D, so there is no point anymore.  
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News Comments > Neverwinter Open Beta This Month
1. Re: Neverwinter Open Beta This Month Apr 4, 2013, 22:37 JohnBirshire
 
Looking forward to the Neverwinter setting *even though Forgotten Realms self imploded*, but kind of holding my breath, as their games to date have been rather underwhelming.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Apr 1, 2013, 16:15 JohnBirshire
 
I paid $12 for Chivalry and played it 140 hours, huge bang for the buck. Unfortunately I ended up quiting because cheating has become an epidemic. The game has atrocious cheat detection, and nothing is ever done about it. You can report on Steam, but it seems as if the reports just get submitted somewhere where nobody ever looks at them, as I had people admit to rampart cheating for months straight and are so positive nothing will happen that they actually gloat about it. You can still have fun with the game though, just avoid duel servers if you care about fair competition and/or your record.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic APAC Servers Closing
39. Latency Mar 27, 2013, 13:02 JohnBirshire
 
In order for an MMO to compete in a region, they have to have servers in that region. No gamer wants to play any game with a ping time 5x higher than it should be. They just took themselves completely out of the Asia/Pacific market, they're done. For many MMOs this would be extremely damaging, from UO to WoW. However....Star Wars. Huge cultural phenomenon in the US, but in the Asian markets? Who knows, they might not have had many players to begin with.

 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft PvP Gear Change Plans
3. Re: World of Warcraft PvP Gear Change Plans Mar 26, 2013, 12:18 JohnBirshire
 
I am glad they are finally addressing this discrepancy. I liked raiding and PvP, however Blizzard all along treated people like they were either one or the other. Any time spent doing one would put you behind in the other. People wouldn't let you into a raid if they saw a single piece of PvP gear, and if you showed up to PvP with PvE gear you were at a major disadvantage.

I think they should do away with any statistical differences between PvP/PvE gear, and just make it cosmetic.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars The Old Republic Hutts Rise Next Month
22. Re: Star Wars The Old Republic Hutts Rise Next Month Mar 26, 2013, 01:34 JohnBirshire
 
I think there actually was a new race added in a semi-recent patch.. the Cathar.

After researching, it appears the Cathar were supposed to be added two patches ago, but were a no show. Additionally, Bioware has gone silent on the issue. I was about ready to start playing again, but I guess I'll be waiting to see if they release the Cathar before something else I want to play comes out. *Like Path of the Exile cut-throat league*
 
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News Comments > Star Wars The Old Republic Hutts Rise Next Month
5. Re: Star Wars The Old Republic Hutts Rise Next Month Mar 25, 2013, 18:25 JohnBirshire
 
Does this introduce any new races or classes? I'm so bored I was actually thinking about playing this again, expansions are always a good reentry point because everyone else is starting at the same point as you, so you arent years behind on day one. But if there are no new races or classes, forget it.

edit: No new classes, or even races. Doesn't surprise me, their stupid decisions are what led this to be a dud, its not like they are going to miraculously start making good ones.

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