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Signed On Jun 28, 2008, 09:09
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 1, 2010, 10:37 Dots
 
Kane & Lynch 2 MP add-ons today. No sign of PC editions as of now.
Right now, there are, they're up on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
1. Re: Sunday Previews Aug 23, 2010, 01:07 Dots
 
The 'preview' on SA's just a satiric piece of humour. IDK if it should be in the section TBQH. =/  
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News Comments > BFG Leaves Graphics Card Business
20. Re: BFG Leaves Graphics Card Business May 21, 2010, 03:59 Dots
 
I would as well. I'm going to buy a new GPU soon just because of Crysis 2 and such coming out and I want to play it maxed, at 1920x1200.  
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News Comments > PC Fable 3 Confirmed?
8. Re: PC Fable 3 Confirmed? May 15, 2010, 03:08 Dots
 
That's really, really surprising if its true, and more games on PC is always nice, but I hate Fable as a series with a passion so even if it comes out on PC, I most likely won't be buying it.  
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News Comments > PC Lost Planet 2 Confirmed
4. Re: PC Lost Planet 2 Confirmed Mar 27, 2010, 17:42 Dots
 
RE5 was a great PC port, so I'm pretty sure this will be too.  
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News Comments > PC Lost Planet 2 Confirmed
2. Re: PC Lost Planet 2 Confirmed Mar 27, 2010, 16:29 Dots
 
Well it doesn't come as a surprise since the PC version was mentioned pretty early after the 360 announcement, but still nice. I didn't like the first game at all, but I'm partial to RE5, and this is by the same team, and seems more action-y and overall better.

Plus, co-op can never go wrong! Will play.
 
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News Comments > EA on C&C4's "No" DRM
14. Re: EA on C&C4's "No" DRM Mar 18, 2010, 17:45 Dots
 
As far as I'm aware, it's perfectly fine for C&C4 to require an internet connection, the unlocks you earn in SP are transferred over to MP too. Not to mention, I heard it's better like a thousand times in co-op.

Honestly, I don't really care about games requiring internet connection, it's fine if laptop gamers and such do, but I just have a single rig I tend to play games on and it has internet access and I'm kind of used to playing MMOs.

Again, I can understand why someone could not like this though.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
68. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 27, 2010, 13:11 Dots
 
I doubt it'll get cracked fast, Starforce on Spinter Cell Chaos Theory didn't get cracked for a year and that was not an internet-dependent form of DRM.

The draw of using the internet for DRM like that is that it's not just a phone home thing, it's that the game is probably made so that it can load its saves and such only over the internet, and it'll probably be very, very hard to crack unless the pirates can quite literally disassemble the game's code and write new routines for saving and such.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
59. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 27, 2010, 11:16 Dots
 
Bumpy, Dots... You must be the most passive aggressive people I have ever seen.

I really do not see how UBI's DRM can not anger any long time devoted PC gamer in any fashion.
I don't see the passive aggression here...

I'm a long time PC gamer, I've owned a total of three consoles previously, and my latest purchase, my 360, has been sitting there collecting dust for over a year, I'm thinking of selling it, in fact.

But the impact of the DRM on my personal experience is going to be most likely absolutely minimal. I play World of Warcraft from time to time, I'm not really a hardcore MMO player, but I still play it, and if you think about it, it uses the same "copy protection" as what Ubisoft proposed. I know it's inevitable for MMOs for course being that one genre, but the end experience is the same even if they apply it to a singleplayer game.

I'm also used to buying all my games through Steam. So basically, for me, if I'll, say, decide to play Assassin's Creed 2 or the new Splinter Cell or Settlers 7 or whatever, it'll be, in all likelihood, the same experience as playing any other game, press the shortcut, and play.

I can see how it can inconvenience some but raging against that on principle as opposed to actually being on a shaky connection is, IMO, stupid. Like, I don't have any reason to not buy a game like that if I want to play it, since it's going to be the exact same experience for me as playing any other game.

However, paying $60 for Ubi's games, now that's something that annoys me, I don't quite see why would they even think of doing it. Again, it's not something that will stop me from buying a game I really want to play but as for the rest it just might put them into the "waiting on Steam sale category".

Sorry if I came off as somehow hostile to you but that's what I personally believe.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
51. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 27, 2010, 09:46 Dots
 
If my computer is on, I'm online, so this DRM will be pretty transparent for me.

Not saying I like the DRM but I will buy and play what I want on PC to support PC gaming.

A game on PC with horrible DRM is better than no game at all.
Yeah I pretty much agree with this sentiment. It's just a copy protection mechanism. I don't care as long as I can play through the game as I would normally, and you know, they could have a DRM that forced you to put in codes from a code wheel every 30 minutes and it'd still be a better experience than playing the same game on my aged 360.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed
10. Re: Ubisoft DRM Titles Confirmed Feb 26, 2010, 22:27 Dots
 
DRM isn't going to deter me from playing the games I want to play but if they keep pulling these $60 prices on games...now that's something I could actually be annoyed at. ):<  
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Released
1. Re: Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Released Feb 25, 2010, 15:43 Dots
 
It's out on Steam now. http://store.steampowered.com/app/50110/  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 "Will Blow People Away"
4. Re: Battlefield 3 "Will Blow People Away" Feb 23, 2010, 10:17 Dots
 
I doubt BF3 won't be designed with the PC version in mind first, because it'd be pointless if they released two console oriented Battlefield games in such a short timespan and split their playerbase in two. So I'm pretty certain that BFBC2 is their console oriented game(I still got that on preorder on Steam, it's pretty cool IMO), and BF3 is going to be what they'll really be pushing on PC.  
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News Comments > No C&C4 LAN or Dedicated Servers
18. Re: No C&C4 LAN or Dedicated Servers Feb 21, 2010, 15:49 Dots
 
Didn't World in Conflict use dedicated servers?

That one might have, actually, but it's because they have the sort of gameplay where any player can leave at any moment and another can immediately join the match in his stead, something hard to do with P2P architecture.

Another game that has dedicated servers is Heroes of Newerth, but it's really an RTS only in UI, being a DOTA clone and more like an action PVP RPG than anything...
 
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News Comments > No C&C4 LAN or Dedicated Servers
3. Re: No C&C4 LAN or Dedicated Servers Feb 21, 2010, 12:27 Dots
 
This is like the dumbest headline ever. =/

What was the last RTS that shipped with dedicated servers? None of the Relic RTSes have dedicated servers, none of the Blizzard RTSes have dedicated servers, none of the EA RTSes have dedicated servers.

Correct me if I'm wrong but like all RTSes use P2P networking, what's the point of denoting the absence of a feature that never even is considered for an RTS typically.

e: I mean it's a good thing it was denoted in this headline, but that's such a dumb FUD-mongering question by Destructoid regardless.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 PC Listing
8. Re: Dead Space 2 PC Listing Feb 17, 2010, 18:53 Dots
 
You seriously don't want to play Dante's Inferno on PC or wherever else, it's quite possibly the worst action game ever made, I know because I played quite a bit of it over at my friend's.

Now Dead Space 2 on PC, that I actually am looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > No PC Alan Wake
23. Re: No PC Alan Wake Feb 12, 2010, 11:48 Dots
 
Really, zero surprise here. MS is promoting their console with an exclusive by fucking over PC gamers. Well, what can I say, business is business, Microsoft, you suck.  
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News Comments > No PC Dead Space 2
63. Re: No PC Dead Space 2 Feb 9, 2010, 04:29 Dots
 
There still are, I turn my 360 on like once a year when I have a strong desire to play some action game rental, I game on my PC almost daily, both for SP and MP.

How about we don't go alarmist about the state of PC gaming for the umpteenth time because of a single cancellation(and I even doubt that it's actually canceled as I said, doesn't make even a smidgen of sense to blueball people in one month just like that). It's doing the same it's been doing for the past 20 years, now: seriously, I want an official statement on this matter, from the people who made the fiscal report or Visceral.
 
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News Comments > No PC Dead Space 2
60. Re: No PC Dead Space 2 Feb 9, 2010, 04:14 Dots
 
Somehow I doubt they'd cancel the PC version of Dead Space 2 a month after announcing it.

Yeah I heard about DS1's PC sales but it's not like one month changed anything. I have a feeling someone just put an X into the wrong category because it's hard to imagine them making a handheld Dead Space after how "well" Extraction sold(four times fewer than the PC version of Dead Space!) and the PR division is none the wiser about that.

And if it actually was canceled(I very much hope to hear a real, official statement on the matter if it's true), well, I'll be very sad. I have a 360 to play it on in that case but I'd prefer not to play anything on it when I have a gaming PC. Especially not a shooter.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround
7. Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround Jan 28, 2010, 22:48 Dots
 
I don't appreciate some of the consolitis but it plays pretty great otherwise. Still, I have trouble connecting, got only a couple matches in and now I'm getting stonewalled by the server connection lost bug thing!

Beta or not, I want to play more, dammit!
 
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