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News Comments > Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Announced
2. Re: Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Announced Nov 29, 2011, 11:50 nutshell42
Oh, and I love the ships; more specifically, I love the period form the early 18th to late 19th century and it's nice to get rid of those stupid floating shoe boxes.  
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News Comments > Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Announced
1. Re: Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Announced Nov 29, 2011, 11:44 nutshell42
Yes! Bakumatsu!

I've waited for this shit since the original Shogun. Land-sea interactions, the Shinsengumi; all I now want is a bit more meaningful diplomacy (especially more and more panicked peace entreaties once you've broken their back).

CA please take my money.
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News Comments > Call of Duty Elite TV Console Only
6. Re: Call of Duty Elite TV Console Only Nov 5, 2011, 08:32 nutshell42
I'm inconsoleable.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Interview
21. Re: MechWarrior Online Interview Nov 1, 2011, 06:23 nutshell42
So you talk about upgrading skills, a leveling system, upgrading your Mech, and this is such a tricky area for F2P games. There are all these fears about pay-to-win games, and Mech aficianados, they know the specs on a Mech. They know what the Mech is capable of. How is progression going to work? It’s F2P, but obviously money comes into it somewhere. What does your money buy you?

BE: One of the most important things in any F2P games, in my opinion, is not allowing players to buy skill. The fastest way to destroy your game is to allow your players to buy something that gives them a tactical advantage over an enemy. So we’ve been very careful about what you can purchase and what you need to earn.

At least they seem to get that.

I otoh get why it's not gonna be single player (more expensive as you have to provide more content/game hour and it's more dependent on the big launch only a large publisher could provide), but I'm very disappointed nonetheless. I'm not a big online gamer, especially not pvp.
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 (MechWarrior Online?) in Summer 2012
5. Re: MechWarrior 5 (MechWarrior Online?) in Summer 2012 Oct 31, 2011, 16:56 nutshell42
If I wanted Mechwarrior Online I'd play MW Living Legends.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2011, 16:16 nutshell42
(Btw. can anybody tell me something about the Steelseries G6v2? I need a new keyboard and it seems like a great deal for mechanical switches.)

I'd give a lot of money if I could send messages to the past.
Not to warn them, not to send modern tech, purely to give them sports results that would have sounded preposterous a few years ago.

On a related note:
I was ready to buy's only streaming thingy. Then I saw that they want $250 for the season. might not be the NFL but I can watch it on Dell's great new LCD that I bought with that money.

They desperately need that "all games 3 days later" offer they had in the US for $80 or something. With the Bears at 4-3 that's definitely all I'm willing to pay.
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News Comments > Blizzard DOTA Trailer
10. Re: Blizzard DOTA Trailer Oct 22, 2011, 16:20 nutshell42
Guys, I think it's pretty obvious from the trailer that this isn't a real game.

If you'd bothered to read the one line of text in this news post you'd know that it's a custom map for SCII.

It was originally announced with Left 2 Die, Aiur Chef and whatsitsname but pushed back because they wanted to re-do it as a more complete mod.
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 This Decade
9. Re: MechWarrior 5 This Decade Oct 18, 2011, 14:51 nutshell42
Bumpy wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 13:26:
Yeah, anything less than Mech2 quality and features, then I could careless.

I don't know what you could do in that case, but I do know that you could do it *carelessly*, not careless.

Perhaps the release date's 20111 or something. You like WH40k? You want MW2? You get MW20k!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2011, 19:43 nutshell42
1. I love the information density of the site.
The Shacknews frontpage is completely devoid of information and their news page gives you about two shitty headlines and soundbites per page so you develop RSI from getting up-to-date. Too many pictures, not enough content.

2. I love the wide format
Every other fucking page takes up about 20% of my widescreen monitor with gratuitous amounts of white space everywhere else. Add white space between posts, ads everywhere and combine it with the excessive klickibunti style mentioned in 1. makes me wanna shoot their web designers.

3. I think original content would be great
Editorials, interviews, how about an extended review round-up (Joystiq does it sometimes, but thanks to 1. and 2. they're limited to 3 reviews per game), i.e. the major sites, their scores and a sentence or two on the gist.

4. Please keep the wide variety of content

5. Keep the JS/BS in check.
I'm not a fan of javascript. I see how people who connect to the cloud to enhance their hip social lifestyles like it and I'm ready to accept some of it.
But the stuff that's on the page right now should stay there without having to click all kinds of interactive controls that fade extended content containers into and out of existence. Go to /. Look at the new slashcode. *Don't* do that. God that site went down the drain; I couldn't name anything more horrible than their new comments system.

6. Layout suggestions
Imho you could ditch the whole sidebar for a few dropdowns at the top for people who want it. This would open up space at the left for adding pictures to articles without violating 1&2 too badly.

In short: It's nice that there's one gaming page that's not made for retarded 13 year olds - with dyslexia and a profound disinterest in world affairs - surfing the web on a netbook with a 1024x600 resolution.
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News Comments > New XCOM "Adheres to the Tenets" of X-COM (By Changing Everything)
23. Re: New XCOM Sep 22, 2011, 15:45 nutshell42
tl&dw summary:

"We took the beloved franchise we totally dig and ditched the gameplay and story.
This is now Bioshock: Tiberium Dawn.
Bonus: No longer will you have to save dirty brown people but can concentrate on the good Christian folks of Real America!"

Frankly the game doesn't look bad, but I fail to see why they felt the need to rape the corpse of the XCom franchise. This is worse than the clusterfuck that was the Uncharted movie before they sacked the asshole who came up with it.
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News Comments > A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month
32. Re: A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month Sep 7, 2011, 17:36 nutshell42
Tumbler wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 16:52:
Splurged and spent $20 on a new copy of the hardcover version. I'm guessing my wife will want to read them as well. Was tough not to jump to the audio edition...haven't read a book in a loooonnnngggg time.

Be careful, the hardcovers can kill a small dog. I'd recommend the regular paperback (are those out of print?).
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News Comments > A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month
23. Re: A Game of Thrones - Genesis This Month Sep 7, 2011, 15:19 nutshell42
Looks like Amateur Hour: Total War (oh, sorry, Total War: Amateur Hour); and I wonder how a bunch of people designing a game "faithful" to the books managed to ignore at least a dozen descriptions of the wall and created a snowed in stone wall instead.

Not everything hast to be fucking perfect but that oversized ice cube is kinda the Westerosi equivalent of the Eiffel tower.
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News Comments > Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained
6. Re: Doom of Germany's DOOM Ban Explained Sep 1, 2011, 15:16 nutshell42
sauron wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 14:09:
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2011:
Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien

Signmakers in Germany must make an absolute fortune.

As opposed to the short and concise Entertainment Software Ratings Board?
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 30, 2011, 06:59 nutshell42
I already love the new explorer. The customizable toolbar means I can just collapse the ribbon and save space compared to W7 (lots of space because they moved the status bar to the right).

But at the same time it offers easy access to some advanced features that currently are a pain to explain when helping a friend over the phone, e.g. filename extensions. (And I had some ppl worshiping me on their knees for showing them copy as path - It's not exactly discoverable currently.)

Plus: Up button FTW.
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News Comments > Project Osborn Revealed?
6. Re: Ubisoft's Project Osborn Revealed? Aug 16, 2011, 13:19 nutshell42
Geographically a North American William Wallace should be Canadian, fighting against the US.

Politically he should be a Taliban fighting against the US. Freedom fighter against a vastly superior occupying force that invaded in the name of western civilization? Check. =)

If you think that sounds stupid you're right, but in my defense, it's not a tenth as stupid as that bullshevik of a story. Homefront is A Song of Ice and Fire compared to this.
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News Comments > Nexus 2 Announced
6. Re: Nexus 2 Announced Aug 16, 2011, 12:57 nutshell42
I just had a nerdgasm.

To the guys who couldn't complete it:
If you're interested I could look for my old saves and zip them up.

I'm pretty sure I played on easy though (you were quite limited in what you could change about your ships before a mission. And on higher difficulties you sometimes had to prepare multiple missions beforehand. And I just didn't wanna play with a FAQ on my lap), I'm not sure if you could change it halfway through.

All I now need is a sequel to JTF. That, too, was one brilliant game.
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Aug 10, 2011, 09:51 nutshell42
Verno wrote on Aug 10, 2011, 09:07:
I doubt it, BF3 isn't going to be pushing 10 million units on the PC as much as I would like that to happen. It's about the money which is totally understandable but the way they've chosen to fight this is what I have an issue with. Give me a reasonable alternative to Steam, give me some new features and a price discount.

Ack. I'm with the guy who said that there's probably contracts that keep them from offering those discounts but everyone who buys BF3 on Steam would need to create an Origin account for multiplayer anyway. So use that. Offer free games, how about some old 90s Origin classics. And patch like a madman; if Valve take their time green-lighting the Steam version the player gets a "sorry this server requires the latest patch. But if you just download the Origin version of BF3 which is *free* because you already own the game, then you could play right now."
Free weapons for Origin players, free XP for Origin players, hell, free *hats* for Origin players. It's not like there's a dearth of dirt cheap incentives that EA could throw at you.
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News Comments > Op Ed
58. Re: Op Ed Aug 10, 2011, 05:31 nutshell42
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 20:21:
A million Origin sales are worth 1.3 million Steam sales. Then you have to factor in the DLC they get 100% revenue from. Then you have to factor in the value of expanding Origin as a platform.

Actually it's more than 1.4 million and it's even better for DLC because you're gonna sell most of it to hardcore players who at the same time are the least likely to use Origin if it's already on Steam (because in all likelihood they'll already have a sizable Steam library).

And looking at the success of the MW2 boycott I doubt that EA's gonna lose all that much. The Diablo 3 PA strip more less tells the full story, and frankly, always-on single-player DRM is much more of an issue than having to buy the game from a different corporation (if EA switches off the servers you're fucked without a crack anyway. No matter where you bought it) that cares shit about you. A lot of Stockholm syndrome going on around here.
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News Comments > Op Ed
57. Re: Op Ed Aug 10, 2011, 05:12 nutshell42
nike23osu wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 18:52:
30% for doing "nothing"? Promoting the game and providing the bandwidth as well as making the game compatible on steam plus patches. Id say their "fee" is about right. EA wont see a dime from me, as a PC owner we have been shafted by EA one to many times and no steam seals the deal.

Honestly, is this forum exclusively populated by illiterates who can't read the articles before spewing their crap?

Yes, Valve does all that and for that they get 30% of the game price.

They do nothing of that kind if EA sells DLC in-game, so why should they get the same fraction?
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Aug 10, 2011, 05:09 nutshell42
Teddy wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 18:50:
Right. For doing nothing, except giving their game exposure to the largest market of PC gamers in existence. How dare they.

And those Brick and Mortar stores advertising the game for EA and giving it shelf space, how dare they ask for a profit for doing 'nothing' as well, right?

Noone's talking about Valve's cut for selling the game. It's about in game DLC. And of course EA is always going to be the source for the DLC it's their game, that's why the vacuum analogy works.

So stop burning strawmen, Teddy.
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