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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
7. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 2, 2014, 10:10 Verno
 
Axis wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 09:44:
They are points made after hours and hours of playing and posting "constructive" posts (that were largely ignored) and talking with the small community over a period of months.

Can you link some of your constructive posts about the game for the rest of us to read? The below doesn't give people much to work with, its just venting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 10:07 Verno
 
Didn't watch the game, you're all speaking Greek to me  
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News Comments > ShootMania Roadmap
4. Re: ShootMania Roadmap Jul 2, 2014, 09:23 Verno
 
To be fair none of that is particularly constructive nor does it suggest improvements so if that's what people are offering then I'm not sure how the devs are supposed to improve anything.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 2, 2014, 09:19 Verno
 
Hahaha Iwata is hilarious, his approval increases despite worse company performance. Oh well good on him I guess. I just hope MK8 is enough to turn around the Wii Us fortunes.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires Online Goes Offline
3. Re: Age of Empires Online Goes Offline Jul 2, 2014, 09:18 Verno
 
Damned shame to see this previously very popular and profitable franchise run into the ground.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 30, 2014, 10:54 Verno
 
They just erred on specs and pricing more than anything else. The proprietary memory was unnecessary, they could have shored up their security model with a customized filesystem and encryption. They decided to profit on memory and you can't do that when your base system has a high price.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
57. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 30, 2014, 10:52 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 16:48:
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 15:06:
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:46:
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:33:
C'mon Cuts, your Minecraft hate only comes across as jealousy. Also, there's no such thing as an in-crowd.

And everything else you have to say is invalid after that statement.

you just don't offer any valid criticism of the game other than saying its a bandwagon affair. Newsflash, most popular things start off as a bandwagon, but Minecraft has absolutely transcended all boundaries. Like I said, (you read it) it's a cultural phenomenon. It reaches almost everyone now. This in-crowd of which you speak, is almost everyone but you. the "in-crowd" is just phrase used to disparage something.

Clearly you don't understand a thing about sociology. You can do a doctorate on the topic if you like but I'll keep it simple.

"What is a cultural phenomenom?

A cultural phenomenon, also known as the bandwagon effect, occurs when certain individuals behave a certain way merely because other individuals do as well. An example of a cultural phenomenon is the trend of sending flowers on Valentine's Day.

Hahahaha what are you, 13 years old? I can't like this game because other people do! Wow so edgy and unique!
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail
10. Re: Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail Jun 30, 2014, 10:49 Verno
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 10:23:
Unless they are actively trying to deceive people into thinking it is a finished product, I don't see what the big deal is.

I don't know, generally speaking when I'm shopping in a retail store I expect every product to be "finished". Even assembly required products have an expectation of functionality. Something like this just seems off. As Creston mentions who is the audience here? It seems like this is intended for casual/impulse sales at Walmart or something.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 30, 2014, 10:42 Verno
 
Yeah I have to admit I'm very skeptical, it sounds like MOBA-lite and that doesn't sound like much fun beyond a few hours. No items, no gold, no stakes.

I like the concept of 15 minute games but I feel like you lose the draw of MOBA games once you start cutting out the few things that give them depth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 14:01 Verno
 
That onion link is good, I liked this one. Totally true, even best friends and worst enemies will work together when its pizza topping decision time.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
35. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 13:47 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 13:46:
And everything else you have to say is invalid after that statement.

...errr because? Where is this Minecraft In-Crowd exactly? It's a pretty big number for what's supposed to be an in crowd and they seem to comprise almost all ages, genders and ethnicities.

I get that you think Minecraft is a lucky hit and I dont necessarily disagree with that fully but saying that its just an in crowd thing has no basis in reality. A huge factor in its success has been its accessibility to pretty much anyone regardless of how technically inclined, what age or gender they are and so on.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
25. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 11:17 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 11:12:
Minecraft is simply something people have to have to be part of the in-crowd.


Not really. Minecraft is pretty low tech and isn't very good at teaching its mechanics to the player. It's not really the kind of product that makes people want to keep up with the jones. Its more that it lets people easily tap into their creative side (even someone like me who cant draw stick people well) and share it with others. It is one of those games that most people can find something enjoyable to do in due to its relatively freeform structure.

Luck played a part in its success just like anything else but I mean fundamentally its not difficult to see why its so popular. The first few years were very exciting too, Notch was updating quickly and was very responsive to the community. Since then the modding community has really taken over and in many ways Minecraft is a game built a bit by everyone.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Patch Incoming
10. Re: Titanfall Patch Incoming Jun 26, 2014, 11:15 Verno
 
Yeah matchmaking on PCs sucks, community run servers are great and once people find some good favorites and you get to know others you have an awesome time.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 10:33 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 09:58:
Verno..I see Banner Saga in your playlist. My backlog is crazy but i was thinking about picking it (and Blackguards) up. What do you think of it so far?

I finished it last night, its pretty good. It almost feels like a low budget Studio Ghibli movie mixed up with Final Fantasy Tactics. It is ball pounding hard though on the higher difficulty though. The norse mythology style is really fun and the story is surprisingly engrossing. There is a lot of divergence in characters and plots depending on decisions you make but its rarely played out in a ham fisted way like Mass Effect. I wish the combat system and enemy variety went a little deeper but there is a solid foundation there for the future games. There is some replay value there as well, I'm going to do another run after I go through Dark Souls 2.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
3. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 09:45 Verno
 
I think its pretty remarkable its taken off considering how haphazard development was.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2014, 09:36 Verno
 
North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war".

If the US government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern" and "merciless" retaliation, an unidentified spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry said in state media.

Finally North Korea and I agree on something. Seth Rogen has been waging war on moviegoers for too long.

Sorry to hear about your shoulder Blue, I don't really recall the history but any time I've had an injury working with a good physiotherapist has been preferable to surgery. I had surgery on my knee after a fall climbing awhile ago and really regretted it. I've regained nearly full functionality and mobility but it was a long road with many complications. I should have just done physio.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 on PTR
2. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 on PTR Jun 26, 2014, 09:31 Verno
 
Looks like there are going to be a bunch of cold build items to find, almost every class received cold rune changes. I think they could have done more with Monk/DH but I guess I'll wait for PTR to see.  
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News Comments > Hello Games "Would Like" to Bring No Man's Sky to PCs
33. Re: Hello Games Jun 25, 2014, 16:04 Verno
 
Minecraft on the consoles is arguably dumbed down anyway. It just hasn't affected the PC version so far which is the exception rather than the rule.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
21. Re: Into the Black Jun 25, 2014, 16:00 Verno
 
Has to be rated R otherwise it's a complete waste of money and time.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 25, 2014, 15:54 Verno
 
April Fools day again? We all know the heists are a long running gag  
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