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Nickname Zzet
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Signed On Jul 6, 2008, 17:10
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News Comments > Stolen SF4 Footage Sought
7. Re: Stolen SF4 Footage Sought Apr 24, 2010, 18:30 Zzet
 
Short of stealing the cards for the cards themselves (are SD cards worth the effort?), I can't see what stealing footage of the event that was taken solely for the fans would achieve. I mean it's not as if the thief knew it would be worth anything before stealing it, and the fact that a cash reward is offered now is lucky if nothing else.

I dunno, I despise people like this more than faceless publishers pushing DRM into the PC gaming marketplace. It just irks me. I hope the guy is caught in a sting operation!
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Appealing Korean StarCraft 2 Rating
8. Re: Blizzard Appealing Korean StarCraft 2 Rating Apr 22, 2010, 16:40 Zzet
 
All this for a fairly mediocre RTS. Sheesh.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay Details
19. Re: Ubisoft Uplay Details Apr 21, 2010, 13:16 Zzet
 
Sempai wrote on Apr 21, 2010, 09:57:
Fuck Off.
For once this thread began and ended with two simple words. Nothing more need be said.
 
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News Comments > Respawn Shooter Not Inevitable, MW3 Accusations "Outrageous"
10. Re: Respawn Shooter Not Inevitable, MW3 Accusations "Outrageous" Apr 13, 2010, 04:29 Zzet
 
it just means that we're focused on making great games and last year we had a great year with our Metacritic higher than ever
I wonder if they use the purchased review average, or the user review average.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty CE & Pricing
74. Re: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty CE & Pricing Apr 9, 2010, 11:59 Zzet
 
Happily I don't care about the pricing of Starcraft 2 as I'm not in the least bit interested in actually playing it. I gave it a shot after a friend let me borrow his account briefly and I have to say, it's the most boring, unoriginal, micro-infested RTS I've ever played.

It is however, a fascinating game to watch. I can't explain this but I find HDStarcraft and HuskyStarcraft on Youtube a great pair of sites. It's more a spectator game for me I think, and thankfully I don't need to buy it to watch replays of good players (yay 1080p Youtube).

Oh and for $60 you can forget any game. That's what...40? Get out.
 
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News Comments > EA on C&C4 DRM
3. Re: EA on C&C4 DRM Mar 24, 2010, 09:59 Zzet
 
Maybe if you thought of C&C4 as having singleplayer and multiplayer components you'd adjust your philosophy accordingly. And if I may stretch the paraphrasing a little further; perhaps if you considered the consequences of this DRM before retail release you'd not be up shit-creek publicity wise.

Sheesh.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed World Closed Beta
1. Re: Need for Speed World Closed Beta Mar 16, 2010, 11:12 Zzet
 
Reading the features list:
http://www.needforspeed.com/web/world/features
..it doesn't appear to offer anything more than a standard Need For Speed game, except for the social networking integration (which your friends will block almost immediately no doubt). Given that NFS games might be approaching the end of their lifespan, could this be an attempt to generate long-term revenue for this series? I can't see any other reason why you'd want to turn this into a MMO.
 
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News Comments > OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games
66. Re: OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games Mar 11, 2010, 06:44 Zzet
 
Just for those not technically aware, 720p refers to the number of pixels vertically, which in this case means a total resolution of 1280x720 (a 16:9 ratio). This is much less than the standard widescreen monitor resolution we use already on our gaming PCs, namely the 16:9 resolution of 1680x1050. So already using OnLive you'll never be seeing the resolution you'd get quite easily using a native copy of the game, much less be seeing a clearer picture due to, as mentioned previously, compression and corruption.

Basically for anything other than Wii games, or old games that never supported anything beyond 1280x720, OnLive is a waste of time and money.
 
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News Comments > OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games
8. Re: OnLive Launches in June: Monthly Fee Doesn't Include Games Mar 10, 2010, 15:33 Zzet
 
I still maintain that this isn't a viable replacement for owning the games and running them on a local machine, not even in the slightest. Now we find that the entire point of the service, paying a fixed rate for access to any game on demand (which is admittedly quite attractive), is simply not available.

Remind me what the incentives are again?
 
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News Comments > No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2
55. Re: No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2 Feb 23, 2010, 17:28 Zzet
 
Drayth wrote on Feb 23, 2010, 17:14:
1) 4GB and more RAM accessible. Now you don't need to worry about getting a 1GB video card!

Your card's VRAM is equally important no matter how much system ram you have.
Correct, but 32bit architecture is limited to 4GB of addressable memory in total, including video card memory. Add in kernel space/driver/resident programs and you suddenly lose 1.5GB or more. So that leaves as little as 2GB of your 4GB actually available for programs, and World of Warcraft can eat up to 1.5GB on its own from what I've seen.
 
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News Comments > No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2
38. Re: No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2 Feb 23, 2010, 16:30 Zzet
 
Reasons to update to Windows 7 for a gamer:

1) 4GB and more RAM accessible. Now you don't need to worry about getting a 1GB video card!
2) DirectX 10. I'm not that interested in the DirectX 9 vs 10 vs 11 discussions, but I can understand why developers want to switch if it makes their jobs easier, being a developer myself (not games industry though). Also, nVidia and ATI are/will be pushing DirectX 11 cards soon and as a whole, the industry will move forward anyway.
3) Emulation mode for XP. Games won't work natively? Run the XP emulator.
4) As mentioned earlier, native SSD enhancements. SSD is by far the best upgrade for any gaming PC, shortly followed by video card, so it's worthwhile having an O/S capable of taking advantage of it (and protecting your SSD in the process).
5) Windows key + tab task switching. It's the shiznit.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Wants Battle.net To Be Gaming's Facebook
18. Re: Blizzard Wants Battle.net To Be Gaming's Facebook Feb 18, 2010, 08:22 Zzet
 
I just want to play my games whenever I want without having to muck around with yet another platform designed to replace what I already have.

Sigh. Why can't they just understand this?
 
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News Comments > No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm
28. Re: No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm Feb 15, 2010, 05:27 Zzet
 
Money isn't the problem, it's talent and manpower.  
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News Comments > No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm
5. Re: No More WoW Tiered Raids Before Cataclysm Feb 14, 2010, 17:51 Zzet
 
This is the only sentence from your comment that is accurate:

"I think it is Blizzards responsibility to provide exciting and fresh content for all of their players."

To elaborate, making content for the top 1% or less players is a waste of resources. So instead they make it for everyone, and everyone is happy. If you happen to clear that content quicker than other people, you can't complain - you get bragging rights, more gear and can experiment with alts in the same content if you want. If you do complain...fine, but realise that you'll get 1% of the attention.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Feb 13, 2010, 18:54 Zzet
 
This article ranks in the top ten of the most retarded things I have ever read in gaming. I've been gaming for a very, very long time.

I might actually....yes I will, I'll actually say that if you agree with this article in any way you're an idiot.
 
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News Comments > THQ on Warhammer 40K MMOG
18. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Feb 4, 2010, 14:46 Zzet
 
Feel free to provide evidence that WoW is not a good game.  
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News Comments > THQ on Warhammer 40K MMOG
15. Re: THQ on Warhammer 40K MMOG Feb 4, 2010, 14:00 Zzet
 
The only perspective that would make any sense is allowing the players to be Imperial Guard, where classes and races are determined from the homeworld you choose. Want to be a commando style trooper? Originate from Catachan. Prefer the more disciplined approach to warfare? Be from Mordia. That sort of variety allows for everyone to be on the same faction, but to leave pretty much everything else open for content.

More than one faction? Chaos equivalents. Think the Blood Pact from the Gaunt's Ghosts novels, with more specialised variants named accordingly.

The worst that that THQ could do is allow players to be a Space Marine. Being a Space Marine automatically makes you better than pretty much every warriors in the 40k universe already, and there aren't that many across the legions existing post-heresy to allow the player count to make sense.

I am an avid fan of the 40k universe, so I have no doubt THQ's efforts will massively disappoint and become yet another staggeringly under-developed, badly designed and hurriedly released cash-in. Sort of like Star Trek Online really.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 MP Details: No LAN or Dedicated Servers
29. Re: BioShock 2 MP Details: No LAN or Dedicated Servers Jan 28, 2010, 06:16 Zzet
 
fyrestorm wrote on Jan 28, 2010, 00:01:
i was going to buy this for multiplayer.. BUT THANK GOD I DIDNT. nice move, 2k, announcing this just a few days before your release. I am proudly pirating this. If you decide to incorporate dedicated servers, i will gladly buy your game. Learn from Valve ffs. Until then, YARRRRRRR!
So...wait, you were going to buy this for multiplayer but decided against it due to the lack of LAN or dedicated server support. But now you're going to pirate it to...do what exactly? Play multiplayer? You can't, you need a legitimate key for matchmaking. So you're basically saying you'll pirate a crap multiplayer game to play the (probably average) singleplayer game.
Nice.

I'm all for making a stand and not purchasing on principle, but that makes no sense.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online End of Beta Event
13. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Jan 26, 2010, 18:11 Zzet
 
Eeeh, I can sympathise with what Veterator has written. I haven't dabbled in PvP at all as it doesn't interest me, but the PvE side does show promise. The randomly generated missions are cool when you first try them, but they need improvement. Ship combat varies and becomes a bit more complex when you're in a tier 2 ship, as you have to work your advantages more.

But, there's more wrong with STO than there is right. It's about a 65/35 split in that respect, and I honestly can't guess as to which way it'll swing in the next few months. I personally hope they fix the many, many, many issues with the game's UI, combat (especially ground), instancing, skills, bridge officer system, questing, end-game and crafting.

In summary, it's good for 2 year's work. But it's not good for a modern MMO. Not yet.
 
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News Comments > On Steam Exchange Rates
10. Re: On Steam Exchange Rates Jan 25, 2010, 05:31 Zzet
 
We get a reasonably good deal here in the UK on Steam. I might look elsewhere for purchasing the big name games (ME2 being a great example) as Steam is still a mark-up on retail/Amazon.

For example:

http://www.find-games.co.uk/pc/B001RIYMIA.htm <- Mass Effect 2 on Amazon for 26.99. On Steam it's 29.99.
http://www.find-games.co.uk/pc/B002BWONIU.htm <- Dragon Age on Amazon for 15.73. On Steam it's 29.99.
http://www.find-games.co.uk/pc/B00175SOS2.htm <- Bioshock 2 on Coolshop for 23.99. Steam? 26.99.

Dragon Age is a particularly nasty example of how badly Steam is out of date for pricing sometimes. Double the price for almost no reason.
 
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