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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jul 15, 2014, 12:08 Verno
 
Its fine to say don't buy it but the author is at least trying to examine the situation and see why it continues to proliferate despite its often negative connotations. It really goes without saying "dont buy it if you dont like it" but unfortunately you're not the only person in the market so sometimes it helps to get a bit more in depth on these things.

The value proposition on most DLC tends to be very unfavorable so I rarely purchase any but it hasn't stopped the market from advancing significantly. Often times its the worst offenders that sell the most DLC too which is puzzling. It seems primed to take advantage of impulse buyers. Much like game completion stats are totally out of whack, I would wager the number of people who actually play the DLC content they purchase to be quite small.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 15, 2014, 09:30:
Thursday. Smoking day. Bison, hens, sausages, and a brisket. Can't wait!

Sounds good man, let me know how the bison turns out, one of the few things I haven't smoked yet.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 15, 2014, 10:22 Verno
 
24 municipalities in Brazil

A few of the devs at our office said its actually declining again according to some analysts. The app situation doesn't seem any better since the last time I checked it out too. I've evaluated it several times and every time I can't find anything it does better than an Android phone. I haven't seen the latest iOS yet so no clue how they compare.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
7. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 10:18 Verno
 
The hatewave roiling off this thread is impressive.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2014, 09:25 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 01:28:
It's not good to support Nazis. Bad stuff. I seriously doubt he's an apologist.

No, I don't have a link handy but someone linked a thread a few weeks ago where he was doing exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 15, 2014, 08:45 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 20:16:
Wow, first the Minecraft Con con and now this scam. This and all the other crowdfunding scams - which is only getting much larger and much worse - is going to kill crowdfunding in short order. I'm done with it.

What Minecraft scam is that exactly? In detail.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Trailer Jul 15, 2014, 08:44 Verno
 
I am not seeing these big system revamps they're claiming to have made here. Downward traversal is not a big deal and the combat revamp looks nonexistent. The stealth seems interesting but without AI to match why bother? The AC games have terrible AI and this one doesn't look any different in that regard.  
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News Comments > West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions
7. Re: West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions Jul 14, 2014, 10:42 Verno
 
bhcompy wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 10:25:
Verno wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 10:23:
Really dubious proposition here, they're developing an engine in-house but can't show any of it off? They can't even provide proof they have the console SDKs required.

Stalker derivative. Console. No.

That was my thought as well but they were all gungho about console releases.
 
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News Comments > West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions
3. Re: West Games/Areal AMA Doesn't Answer All Questions Jul 14, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
Really dubious proposition here, they're developing an engine in-house but can't show any of it off? They can't even provide proof they have the console SDKs required.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 09:39 Verno
 
The only thing I enjoy about soccer is the hilarious flopping, its like the daytime soap of sports.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 14, 2014, 09:17 Verno
 
Looking forward to the beta this week, I really enjoyed the alpha.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2014, 08:26 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 18:38:
Fucking called it...as usual.

I also made the same 50/50 guess, time to celebrate!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 14, 2014, 08:25 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 14, 2014, 08:00:
I wouldn't recommend Divinity II. While not bad per se, it is fairly repetitive and uninspired. Dungeons are the worst kind of awful, the castle attack missions are tedious after the first, and combat is very bland. The game lacks the charm of its predecessor and instead charts a course for the mainstream.

Beyond Divinity is an atrocious game best forgotten.

Beyond Divinity almost made me give up on the series, its dreck.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Trailer
1. Re: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 15:25 Verno
 
As derivative as this game looks to be I am still interested, it looks like they really embraced the setting.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 11, 2014, 09:58 Verno
 
This image comes to mind.

Almost every single Xbox One game I've seen exhibits really annoying screen tearing, framerate problems or some other deficiency. Whether the average joe notices or not is too subjective to say but the negative PR is certainly hurting them and this is not the way to combat that. He should be pushing whatever unique games they can bring to the table like Nintendo does, not admitting that there is a gap and essentially challenging people to see it which is bad PR that focuses on the problem instead of trying to get people beyond it.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
41. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 09:01 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 22:23:

If you consider having to reload and pause constantly due to enemies parachuting in waves from offscreen then sure, it was pretty 'tactical'. Having to the pause the game by itself does not a tactics game make.

This. DA2 was not very tactical, it mostly consisted of saving your CC and harder hitting abilities for fresh waves of reinforcements.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 11, 2014, 08:43 Verno
 
I think Microsoft gets very little benefit from the Xbox brand but it is really the only one with any consumer uptake so they're going to hang onto that for dear life.

They are just incredibly short sighted with it and it is both a vision and attitude problem from the top down. Every chance they get is the path of least resistance to profit, not realizing that sometimes long term benefits mean short term sacrifice. It permeates every aspect of that division and you can see it in everything. Hell they still won't release indies from the "release parity" clause all these months later despite a ton of negative press and countless bitching. Any time they could give more value for the service they've instead gone the opposite route and tried to grind peoples wallets into dust.

Spencer made a few concessions recently like the Live paywall but really that was just because Sony was fucking destroying them, the latest numbers that some people were tossing around on gamasutra put the PS4 at 9.4mil and the Xbox at under 4. That is something they have to start to address and you don't do that by "lookie we're the same as Sony now!".

Microsoft as a company needs to get out of the weird cult society that their campus represents, they are out of touch with consumers in so many ways.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
19. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 14:05 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 13:51:
Some of you guys are dumping all over this game because its EA and because the prior DA 2 failed badly.

I'm sure some people are, ignoring that sort of history and just buying blindly into marketing would be kind of silly. I think it would be kind of bizarre if people weren't reluctant after how badly flubbed DA2 was. This also isn't exactly a return to DA1 either so its hard to base it around that.

Too many unknowns, I've seen some some stuff that impresses me (Frostbite more than anything else) and other stuff that makes me dubious but I'll just wait for reviews. No reason to preorder or anything, time has shown the bonuses to be of questionable value and its not like they will run out of stock.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Preorder Bonus Features Film Cast
17. Re: Alien Isolation Preorder Bonus Features Film Cast Jul 10, 2014, 13:24 Verno
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 9, 2014, 21:43:
yes people trying to make money to feed their families and be a profitable company is total and complete bullshit! how dare anyone offer some cool stuff to encourage gamers to pre order and get some money into the developers pocket.

Publishers pocket you mean and less than 2 years after Sega shipped one of the shoddiest products I've had the misfortune of playing. People are understandably dubious about preorder DLC on anything Sega right now, have a sense of context man.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak
12. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Talks a Blue Streak Jul 10, 2014, 11:31 Verno
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 10:58:
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 10:23:
I try not to be petty about these things because a fun game is awesome no matter who makes it but he was a pretty ridiculous asshat to PC gamers over the years. Free or not there are so many ways to spend leisure time these days, he is going to have to do better in the PR department if he wants people interested.

He joked on Twitter the other day that he should totally hire Phil Fish to run PR for him. I would personally love that, just to watch the incredible train wreck that would ensue.

CliffyB + Phil Fish + DEREK SMART get together to make a F2P Mario Allstars clone.

I would totally play it.
 
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