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Signed On May 23, 2007, 15:29
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Aug 1, 2013, 14:10 JohnBirshire
 
I downloaded the demo for Gunpoint...can't even remap the keys.

Read several reviews of Shadowrun Returns...checkpoint saves?!

I would have bought both games, but refuse to under general principal. I have absolutely no idea what the thought process was behind these decisions, options that were a staple of PC Games for two decades are mysteriously missing from new releases, I can't even wrap my mind around decisions some of these developers are making on new releases.
 
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News Comments > Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes
14. Steam needs to take some responsibility... Aug 1, 2013, 00:46 JohnBirshire
 
Steam needs to take some responsibility...they are taking their cut from sales of games that were half done when the developer ran out of money and said "Oh, let's just throw it on there and steal some money before we go bankrupt". In the long run it is hurting Steam's reputation, and will ultimately end up damaging the brand. Steam owes more to it's customers than this.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad
26. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad Jul 31, 2013, 15:58 JohnBirshire
 
I haven't been impressed with any of the 10+ multiplayer videos I've watched on youtube. The majority of kills seem to be from not even aiming at someone, just blinding firing in circles, into rooms, down hallways, etc with high area of effect weapons. Pass.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Shadowrun Returns Jul 27, 2013, 13:33 JohnBirshire
 
I loved Shadowrun for the SNES, I've read a few Shadowrun novels and rulebooks, I've watched people play the tabletop game, X-Com UFO Defense is one of my favorite games of all time, I could go for a single player RPG right now, seems like a must buy! Wait...checkpoint saves?!?!? HELL NO!!!!!! You can keep it, idiot devs.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns
61. Checkpoint save system? Jul 27, 2013, 03:56 JohnBirshire
 
What developer, in their right mind, creates a game with a checkpoint save system in this day and age? Just went from "Must buy!" to "Hell no!"  
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News Comments > Torchlight II Sells 2 Million
11. Re: Torchlight II Sells 2 Million Jul 25, 2013, 11:34 JohnBirshire
 
I finished Diablo 3, but ultimately was extremely dissapointed with it. I played PoE for a couple hours, Torchlight 2 for maybe an hour. I think this genre just ran out of steam for me, feels like mindless boring clicking for an eternity.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Saints Row IV
19. Skeptic Jul 24, 2013, 20:34 JohnBirshire
 
Seems like Saints Row 3 just came out, plus they rushed rushed rushed this game in order to come out before GTAV, even after having financial difficulty nontheless. I am skeptical about this one.  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched
6. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Patched Jul 23, 2013, 02:34 JohnBirshire
 
I can't wait for the GOTY release!

Amen. It is simultaneously hysterical and absurd to see all these "GOTY" editions pop up for games that were above average at best, happens all the time. *cough* Borderlands *cough*
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 21, 2013, 16:22 JohnBirshire
 
Chivalry is a great buy, I paid $10 for it and have put in 200+ hours so far.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 21, 2013, 06:23 JohnBirshire
 
Oh I certainly understand the genre, I played Dota and League of Legends pretty extensively. Dota 2 just felt like more of the same, nothing new, just the exact same thing.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jul 20, 2013, 16:49 JohnBirshire
 
I tried Dota 2, but got bored, it just felt extremely generic. Is there anything that differentiates it from every other game in the genre?

Some people hype it up like it is one of the best games they've ever played, what am I not seeing?
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Shelving Paid Implants
2. Publicity stunt... Jul 18, 2013, 12:58 JohnBirshire
 
"Pay to win" is the number 1 complaint of any Free to Play competitive game, and every company in the business knows the backlash would be catastrophic and destroy their game. I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that they leaked "plans" to do it, just so they could turn around and say "Nevermind, we listened to our community and changed our minds" afterwards, and look like the good guy. Publicity stunt, nothing more.  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free Weekend; Sale
6. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Free Weekend; Sale Jul 6, 2013, 04:34 JohnBirshire
 
I love it how they keep doing "Free weekends" on games that often cost $5. I'd think if someone was going to buy it by now, they would have.  
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News Comments > Free Space Pirates and Zombies Weekend
3. Re: Free Space Pirates and Zombies Weekend Jun 28, 2013, 01:37 JohnBirshire
 
Sweet, a game that routinely sells for $2 is free this weekend, thanks Steam! Keep up the good work!

Sarcasm aside, I actually did buy this game for $2 last year, and played it 50 hours, it's well worth playing.
 
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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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