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News Comments > Turtle Rock on Evolve DLC Backlash
3. Re: Turtle Rock on Evolve DLC Backlash Jan 15, 2015, 09:57 Verno
 
Whoever wrote this should've just stuck with Valve. I have a hard time seeing the downside in a no pressure work environment where you have a lot of resources and creative freedom, sounds like developer nirvana to me.

I was a big L4D fan so I had high expectations for this but I tried to go into it with an open mind. I don't know how else to put it, the game just isn't fun. The Cryengine is a poor choice, load times are crazy long even on my SSD and while some aspects look good visually other things very dated. The guns just don't feel good, I only tried a few modes of gameplay but it felt very limited in terms of scope. Chasing it around until you kill it when its very weak or it gets strong enough to annihilate everyone just isn't fun and one of the classes has the ability to spot its footprints which really neuters the experience. One other mode was even dumber it has to evolve to....destroy a power station?

I didn't spend 10 hours playing it or something so I'm no expert but it just didn't grab me at all. Some of the level design was pretty cool was about the only positive standout. They just didn't make a good game to me so I don't care about how rough and tumble the gaming industry is, maybe if you made a better game then people would swallow the DLC strategy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 15, 2015, 09:36 Verno
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 09:10:
Blackberry is worth 7.5 billion?

Patents, their embedded work, corporate clients, etc.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs
12. Re: Diablo III Celebrates Patch With Buffs Jan 15, 2015, 09:26 Verno
 
nin wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 09:03:
Yeah, every time they patch, I pop in for a week or two. It's fun, I just wish there was more to do...

I have the same problem, I'm not sure if my taste is just different now that I'm older but I expect more from ARPGs and this doesn't really satisfy for longer than a week with some buds.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity in March
8. Re: Pillars of Eternity in March Jan 14, 2015, 13:14 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 13:10:
This is Obsidian we're talking about. The guys who are always 'Oh it's never our fault! It's the publishers for rushing us!' These guys have needed a good producer for ever now. Running a year behind isn't acceptable in any business. And I'll be utterly amazed if it's not a bug-ridden mess when it finally gets here even with the delay.

Err I'm not sure where you get that from it sounds more like a personal inference of yours than anything they've said. Most of the interviews I've heard/read with Obsidian they are pretty candid about their failings. Frankly I can forgive them when you look at the scope and ambition they display in many of their titles. I want developers taking more risks, not less. You're also ignoring how complex RPGs are, they are almost inherently buggy if they're worth a damn. It seems really weird to get angry at them for taking extra time on it when you just ranted about them shipping buggy games by the way.

Anyways polish delays are fine with me, hopefully it results in better launch quality. Worked out well for South Park which was an Obsidian game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 14, 2015, 11:38 Verno
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 10:52:
Hrm, I'm tempted to go in for at least $15 for Shadowrun:HK, I got the first two, played through the first one and found it good, and the second one apparently is much better, according pretty much universal reviews. (It's in the queue!)

I'll burn through Dragonfall real quick and see if I still want another game in that engine.

I just started Dragonfall last night and even just the first 20 minutes is heads and tails better than Returns.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta
10. Re: Heroes of the Storm Closed Beta Jan 14, 2015, 11:37 Verno
 
Definitely interested in checking this out, I like Dota 2 but man those matches really drag on sometimes and getting interrupted with RL stuff sucks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2015, 10:19 Verno
 
Postal services are great...at shoving their ridiculous pension obligations on the general public.  
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News Comments > Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details
9. Re: Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details Jan 13, 2015, 16:01 Verno
 
This is way too confusing to sort out so I'll just get another game instead.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2015, 12:34 Verno
 
What a bunch of childish flamebait.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 13, 2015, 11:52 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:21:
There are lots of ways people in power use tragedy (even if it's false, created, or perceived tragedy) for political gain - ask Obama, he's the best at it.

By that logic he would be there already then, kind of a self defeating argument.

I don't know why no one from the US attended but to be honest its a token gesture anyway, we do more than all of those countries combined when it comes to fighting terrorists and everyone knows it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2015, 11:22 Verno
 
Necrophob wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 11:09:
Rockets have a fairly high rate of failure. We just don't hear about most of them, because most are commercial satellites going up in flames before reaching orbit.

Oh uh, haha. I meant GTA V in the context of video games
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
4. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 10:45 Verno
 
Whatever, I'll just play other games for a few months  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2015, 10:14 Verno
 
It sucks but with all of the broken ass launches in the past year I'm kinda glad at the same time.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2015, 10:10 Verno
 
Its amusing that he thinks he has the power to "ban" something from being used on the internet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2015, 09:57 Verno
 
ldonyo wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 09:12:
With Ted Cruz overseeing NASA, we can look forward to figuring out how to use bottle rockets to get supplies to the International Space Station and finding astronauts that can hold their breath for a very long time so they won't need air tanks.

Okay, not really. But, Ted has a very poor (no) grasp of science and this is not going to end well.

Putting the wolf in charge of the hen house. Very frustrating situation, I would say that there should be some sort of academic requirement for being a politician but then we wouldn't have any
 
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News Comments > Universal Combat Advanced Announced
10. Re: Universal Combat Advanced Announced Jan 13, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
Universal Combat, the name was inspired by Derek's style of interaction with his community.  
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News Comments > Job Posting Hints MS RTS Revival
9. Re: Job Posting Hints MS RTS Revival Jan 12, 2015, 16:13 Verno
 
Great, another opportunity for Microsoft to take a big steaming dump on my nostalgia.

Still waiting with dread to see what their big gaming related Windows 10 announcement is.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Early Access This Week
1. Re: H1Z1 Early Access This Week Jan 12, 2015, 15:34 Verno
 
Interesting, I'll definitely check it out. 7 Days to Die hasn't been bad but the Unity engine jank wears on you. I've been sorta waiting for a DayZ style game with some actual production value behind it.  
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
16. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 14:20 Verno
 
Xero wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 12:20:
Yep, I think Blizzard's goal with Heroes of the Storm is to make 15-20min matches, pretty typical with an RTS match from their catalog as well. Just to further show they are pushing for that time range, when the matches go into the later time frame, there is plenty more assist to get that win including game finishing hero abilities, and the usual heavy building damage catapults and whatnot that start to auto spawn.

Also, each map is distinct in the side objectives that each time has to fight for and to give an idea, there is a map with a Golem that keeps getting stronger as you collect skulls in the mines. As you get it stronger and it keeps moving towards your opponents base, eventually the golem will literally spawn inside your opponents base with the strength you earned it. This puts a statement that the match will be over soon unless someone makes a game changing move...

Overall I'm loving the way Heroes of the Storm is shaping up and my only sadness would be that I think Blizzard is done with the RTS route with Starcraft 2. I doubt I'll ever see a true Warcraft 3 RTS sequel and that was my favorite game for many a years (around 10).

Awesome that's all really encouraging to hear, I will definitely check it out in the future then. I loved War3 as well and I'm sad that everything has to require a long tail monetization chain these days. Warcraft 4 is begging to be made.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
8. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 11:39 Verno
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 11:23:
I will say though, I've played quite a bit of Heroes of the Storm and do enjoy it specifically when I only have 15 minutes for a game and just want to have a good time.

Yeah my problem with DOTA2 is that games go on a bit too long. I want a 15-20 minute thing, not 25-40.
 
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