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News Comments > Valve: Steam Offline Mode "Designed to be Indefinite"
48. Re: Valve: Steam Offline Mode Nov 7, 2013, 12:58 Verno
 
I'm not going offline for 30 days to test it but I'm sure someone will  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 7, 2013, 12:57 Verno
 
Oh boy, corridor levels in space with the same engine.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs
43. Re: Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs Nov 7, 2013, 12:54 Verno
 
My memories of the people I played Everquest with were quite fond. My memories of Everquest itself are not fond, hours and hours of dumb camping and the shittiest reward to time ratio ever.

UO on the other hand was stupid but fun as hell, the PVP in that game was fantastic too.

I don't think I can go back to any MMO anymore though no matter who makes it, they just suck up too much time and there are way too many great games to play these days. Between work, daughter, GF, other games, etc there just isn't enough time in the day for an MMO. It was fun in university though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2013, 12:48 Verno
 
I think Road Rash was my favorite 3DO game. Space Hulk was pretty rad too.

Wasn't there a Zelda game for that too or am I thinking of the cd-i? One of the few times you saw a Nintendo IP on another console.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 7, 2013, 11:15 Verno
 
Sony TVs are very overpriced and have been for a long time  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2013, 11:02 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 10:24:
Watched Ender's game last night. Gotta say its not a bad adaptation at all, but it suffers from the PG13 rating. Its like all the actors are holding back. Shame really, would have been a classic if the studio didnt feel the need to pander to overly sensitive american teenagers....lol..

It is pretty frustrating how studios mandate almost everything be PG13 these days. Watching the latest Wolverine was frustrating because the script was terrible so I was at least hoping the action would make up for it but nope. I think the only decent PG13 film I saw in the past year was Man of Steel just because Snyder knows spectacle like no one else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 7, 2013, 10:55 Verno
 
Most of America hates America then *shrug*  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 7, 2013, 10:49 Verno
 
The videogame industry has those people whipped, it's kind of ridiculous. NDAs to even avoid talking about technical aspects of the games, jesus.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 7, 2013, 10:11 Verno
 
Exclusive: The American Who Designed the PlayStation 4 and Remade Sony.

It's crazy how Sony functioned 10 years ago, it almost seems unreal they've been successful at all with of their horrible PR and bizarre design choices in both hardware and software for the consoles. Mark Cerny is doing amazing things there.

Adam Orth stuff

I'm of two minds about that whole thing. The internet hate machine got way out of control, threats against family and friends are not cool. All he did was say something people didn't like about a video game box and was snide about those who live in rural areas. Not great but I've seen much worse. That being said, there is a reason that celebrities don't communicate directly with the public very often and why many companies insist employees go through internal PR for everything. If you want your 15 minutes of fame then you can't complain when you get it and it's not what you expected. The sorts of people making those comments have always been around, the internet just gives them easier access.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs
33. Re: Activision Blizzard's Financials - WoW at 7.6M Subs Nov 7, 2013, 08:54 Verno
 
CDWarden wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 08:41:
the only real problems.

They REALLY gotta knock it out of the park this weekend in order to stabilize. I think at this point, they can't really "turn things around". Folks want the "next gen" MMO which no one has provided yet, but they're just worn out of WoW.

Of course. You can only play the same game for so long. I think World of Warcraft was a fantastic game that did a lot for several genres but it's long since become rote.

My least favorite thing is ! questgivers in every game now. I actually preferred being forced to explore, discover and pay attention to quest text rather than have it handed to me. But oh well I get that it's a modern convenience thing for many people, I just think it creates this treadmill mentality that cheapens quest design.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
19. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 7, 2013, 08:34 Verno
 
The storyline in SC2 was B level fanfic garbage, I've read better in the free genre novels on the Kindle store. Diablo 3 also had terrible writing and characters even for a "casual" game.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
13. Re: etc., etc. Nov 7, 2013, 08:32 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 03:43:
Proper Mechwarrior/Crimson Skies game? Forza 5 on the PC?

Or are we going to get Vista exclusive Halo 2, and more craptacular ports of craptacular games like Fable 3?

Probably more like whatever tablet Windows 8 games they feature on the store. This is what, the 5th time Microsoft has recommitted itself to the PC and we've got exactly jack and shit to show for it.

Really EA sacrificed quality to make more money? Really? I don't believe it.

I think they proved after SimCity that they will do anything for a quick buck. I'm amazed it turned out as well as it did, Dice + early launch is a recipe for disaster.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Free DLC
25. Re: Saints Row IV Free DLC Nov 6, 2013, 16:20 Verno
 
Sleeping Dogs is one of the most under appreciated games, fantastic from start to finish and doesn't overstay its welcome.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Matchmaking Workaround
42. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Matchmaking Workaround Nov 6, 2013, 15:42 Verno
 
No franchise is bulletproof, remember when Guitar Hero was a billion dollar industry unto itself? The bottom fell out on that frightfully quick. They need to an entirely new engine and some new ideas but that would interfere with the yearly release schedule sooo yeah, probably not going to happen.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 6, 2013, 13:25 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 13:01:
Just to let you all know, MS let me know I'm in the running. If I get the job, free Windows 8.1 for the first 100 Blues members that email me.

*tumbleweed*
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 6, 2013, 13:24 Verno
 
Also it turns out that the "Xbox One version of Xbox Music will be free to gold subscribers" story was a mistake. It's since been updated, the head Xbox One dude said he made a mistake and free/ad supported streaming isn't supported at all, you have to buy a subscription in addition to the XBL subscription.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 6, 2013, 12:03 Verno
 
DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS

At least Steve Ballmer knew how to make a proper amusing spectacle of himself.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 6, 2013, 12:02 Verno
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 11:49:
Not excited at all. Couldn't care less actually. I'm still bitter over them ruining Multiboxing in WoW. It's very unlikely that I will ever give that company another dime.

What did they do there exactly? I must have missed that one after quitting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Rogue Bing Ad Nov 6, 2013, 11:59 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 11:43:
USE BING! Our wonderful search engine now puts malware infections as the #1 result! Get used to it, Xbone is coming!

Also reminds me how annoying it is to see Bing Desktop and Bing Bar continue to pop up in Windows Update even after blocking them. I would bet that the lions share of Bing use comes from people who don't know any better.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2013, 11:26 Verno
 
The Falcons are the most frustrating team, they have it all there on paper but the team has no chemistry whatsoever and horrible coaching to boot. The Steelers and Dolphins are totally unpredictable IMO.

I think the Bills are better than their record, despite their QB challenges they've done pretty well against some good teams.
 
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