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Signed On Jul 23, 2008, 15:24
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News Comments > TF2 Statues Priced
13. Re: TF2 Statues Priced May 4, 2010, 07:39 Doombringer
 
Very cool. Too expensive. If I didn't have... well, a mortgage and other bills to keep up with, maybe I'd consider it, but...  
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News Comments > Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure
10. Re: Fired Editor Alleges Rockstar Review Pressure Apr 7, 2010, 12:13 Doombringer
 
I believe McCasker. And I don't blame all of Rockstar for the sins of their marketing/PR department... the devs do their job and try to make a great game, but it may not always come out that way. The PR jockies drop these little hints and do back-door dealings with magazines or websites to boost their reviews in exchange for kickbacks. It's not the first time I've heard of review 'scores' getting pumped because a developer's paper-pushers decided to grease someone's palm. "Advertorial" versus "editorial" about sums it up.  
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News Comments > Activision's Modern Warfare Lawsuit Response
17. Re: Activision's Modern Warfare Lawsuit Response Mar 4, 2010, 19:44 Doombringer
 
Kotick is a dick. He deserves all the bad press he gets, because he doesn't know how to keep his mouth shut, and in failing to do so continues to prove why he's a horrible person to have in charge of a gaming company.  
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News Comments > Kotick Explains Activision Missteps
4. Re: Kotick Explains Activision Missteps Feb 18, 2010, 19:15 Doombringer
 
Perfect example of a corporate dickhead running a company he shouldn't. And running his mouth.

He wants to make money, not video games. Total douchebag.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Klingon FAQ
3. Re: Star Trek Online Klingon FAQ Dec 19, 2009, 22:26 Doombringer
 
Wow. Um... I'm not sure what to say about that. The inclusion of Klingons really seems like a second thought at this point. They can't find a linguist to hire? People conduct entire weddings in Klingon, and you can't find a linguist? You have the backing of Paramount and... what kind of Mickey Mouse operation is Cryptic running?  
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News Comments > Metaverse
1. Re: Metaverse Nov 27, 2009, 19:19 Doombringer
 
The Facebook article is pure junk. You'd think with a title like "The Fallacy of Facebook Privacy" they'd do a little investigating on how Facebook's privacy settings can fail, and how "locked" profiles can still be peeked into. They don't. Another blogosphere opinion piece that tells us nothing new and falls back on the shopworn "nothing is private on the internet" adage. Ugh.  
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News Comments > More WAR Servers Closing
5. Re: More WAR Servers Closing Nov 25, 2009, 14:00 Doombringer
 
This is unfortunate news. I do not play WAR (I did play for about 2 months, at launch), but I welcome competition in the MMO market. WoW is sitting pretty, which is fine, but competition is what truly spurs innovation. Or, at the very least,encourages the betterment of competing products.

And as Joe Napalm said... Blizzard has pretty shamelessly retooled Warhammer and Warhammer 40k into Warcraft and Starcraft respectively.
 
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News Comments > New Dragon Age: Origins DLC Plans
39. Re: New Dragon Age: Origins DLC Plans Nov 20, 2009, 00:27 Doombringer
 
Dragon Age: On Rails? I'd say yes and no. There is a plotline you are following, of course. You cannot choose not to be a Grey Warden, you cannot choose not to fight the Blight. You're nudged in a singular direction. How you get there, well... that's where a few of the options come in.

It's not full freedom, nor can it be. It's unrealistic to expect this game to be a Sandbox.
 
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News Comments > On Matrix Online Live Events
1. Re: On Matrix Online Live Events Aug 4, 2009, 20:10 Doombringer
 
Interesting article. I find it strange that Blizzard has not brought a similar sort of interaction into WoW. They obviously have the GM teams, why not train and certify a GM or GM Supervisor to occasionally take.. say.. Thrall out for a spin on Realm_X and have him walk the streets of Orgrimmar? That alone would be interesting. Add in some ad-libbed dialogue, perhaps with Saurfang joining him, and I think players would really appreciate it.  
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News Comments > Valve: "Pirates Are Underserved Customers"
14. Re: Valve: "Pirates Are Underserved Customers" Jan 18, 2009, 14:52 Doombringer
 
Refreshing. I like his take on it... piracy is more a movement of necessity and not malice. They want <insert movie, game, etc. here> but their local release faces some ridiculous delay, so... yeah, piracy.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
4. PS3 Sep 27, 2008, 18:34 Doombringer
 
Ugh. Valve + PS3 reminds me of Bungie + XBox. :/

 
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News Comments > Wrath of the Lich King November 13?
11. Re: would not be surprising! Sep 15, 2008, 16:59 Doombringer
 
Whether this is to head off Warhammer or not... the timing certainly is suspect Warhammer's release date is tomorrow.

WoW may not HAVE to compete, but that doesn't mean they won't take a shot at the competition here and there.

I'll be playing both, with an obvious bias toward Wrath (been a WoW subscriber since launch).

 
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News Comments > On Spore Piracy
35. Re: No subject Sep 14, 2008, 16:24 Doombringer
 
I love the irony of pirating a product with draconian DRM methods built-in to curb piracy. These publishers need to learn to stop treating their customers like criminals. Activation limitations, phone-home rootkits, CDs required to be in the drive to play... blah, blah, and blah.

I intended to purchase it, not pirate it. Now, I think I'll just skip it altogether.

 
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News Comments > Stargate Worlds Open Beta & Content Plans, Closed Beta Nears
4. Re: No subject Sep 12, 2008, 16:20 Doombringer
 
Patch or not, I'd hardly called Age of Conan "fixed." Even to this day.

 
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News Comments > On WAR's Rough Euro Beta Launch
2. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 11:53 Doombringer
 
This is revenge for Age of Conan. The European crowd received much more Funcom love and attention (at least on the forums) than US/NA did. So there! :p

 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Beta Opens
9. Re: No subject Sep 7, 2008, 14:32 Doombringer
 
True, the graphics aren't Conan, but they're at a much higher resolution than WoW. And the client overall is a lot more stable than Conan's was at launch.

 
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News Comments > Gold - Warhammer Online
23. Re: WAR is Coming! Aug 26, 2008, 21:34 Doombringer
 
kxmode, did we play the same World of Warcraft?

For months after release, the only "PVP" in sight was world PVP skirmishes in places like Southshore/Tarren Mill. Fun, but hardly classifiable as real PVP Content. Battlegrounds came later, and Arenas came MUCH later. Truly meaningful World PVP is just being introduced in WotLK (TBC incarnations have always felt a bit lacking). Aside from hardware issues (authentication, database and general server pop overload), WoW launch was otherwise decent.

Turbine gets big points for a solid LotRO launch and the content updates, plus their work on AC, indeed.

Funcom... well, the first twenty levels of Age of Conan were fun. At least when you could get past the system requirements and if the bloated client didn't crash to desktop on you.

 
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News Comments > New Jim Raynor in StarCraft II
2. Re: Well... Aug 18, 2008, 10:24 Doombringer
 
Boooo.

It's one thing when an actor chooses not to reprise their role, and entirely something else when they aren't even given the opportunity. Why not have "Jim Raynor" portray Jim Raynor? Sad, really.

I can understand them panning the fan-altered screenshots of Diablo III... those were just a little silly. But this?

 
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News Comments > Ken Levine: BioShock Rescued the Shooter
6. Levine needs to relax Aug 4, 2008, 16:56 Doombringer
 
I think BioShock was very important to the genre, but it was not quite as significant as Levine would like to think. Valve still has Episode 3 to release, and I'm certain that will shake things up. id is running late but should make a bold showing, and Epic has Gears of War 2 in the works. Granted, RAGE and GoW may not be as atmospheric or story-driven as BioShock, but they remain FPS Shooters. Call of Duty and Halo-anything are practically licenses to print money these days... so yeah, I think the genre won't be going belly-up anytime soon. Though it could use a little new blood.

 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Patch Plans
7. AoC Jul 23, 2008, 11:30 Doombringer
 
AoC is a classic example of how hype will get you quick cash, but will not keep customers. After 5+ years of development and testing, this game released in a buggy, unfinished state. The early content (levels 1-20) were polished enough to wow newcomers, but later levels and zones were anything but. Patches to the game have right along fixed a handful of issues while creating new glitches. The engine has been plagued by memory leaks and poor performance on ATI cards, not to mention lousy optimization across the board.

I don't regret giving the game a try, but I've had enough. The issues here are elementary but Funcom is showing incompetence in their development. AoC has lots of potential, but I'm not paying for an ongoing test of an MMO and their sloppy coding. Funcom has some of my money - 2 paid months plus the initial cost of the box - and that's all they'll get.

 
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