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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $47M
31. Re: Star Citizen Passes $47M Jun 24, 2014, 15:23 Slashman
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 11:21:
You guys just don't get what the plants signifies. At 52 million, they will incorporate Plants vs Zombies Space Warfare into the game.

After that, they'll merge in Space Pirates and Zombies!!! Because what is gaming without some SPAZ?
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News Comments > More Crytek Rumors
4. Re: More Crytek Rumors Jun 24, 2014, 14:24 Slashman
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 14:21:
I luvs me some Cevat tears, but it really sucks the rest of the folks aren't getting paid. Favorite line:

One common complaint among staff is that the company has shifted gears from making big-budget shooters like Far Cry and Crysis to free-to-play games like the upcoming Arena of Fate and the unfortunately-titled shooter Warface, which bombed everywhere but Russia, according to three employees.

Early last year, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli told VentureBeat they planned to transition to making only free-to-play games, which worried a number of employees, even as they continued working on Ryse and the upcoming Homefront: The Revolution, both $60 console games.

Yep, FTP is the future, Cevat!

Yes, but the future of what?
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 23, 2014, 19:42 Slashman
Looks interesting at least. Could be fun for a few hours...  
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News Comments > MS: "We Are Continuing to Support the GFWL Service"
34. Re: MS: Jun 23, 2014, 12:32 Slashman
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 12:06:
Verno wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 10:53:
I like to imagine a scenario where Microsoft realizes the error of its ways and rebuilds its PC gaming image and helps lend more credibility to the industry for AAA releases. Plus I'm just a positive person

Is that positive or something else?

The thing about it is that it wouldn't be at all hard for them to do something. Push some decent PC exclusive releases in the right genres, add some actual useful functionality to Windows for better game support. Maybe create a small division with the purpose of actually getting in touch with the PC gaming community and learning what their needs are.

There are quite a few little things that they can do which they steadfastly refuse to do. They hosted a small breakfast event on my island recently to celebrate the launch of Office 365 in our region. How much more difficult would it be to do something similar for PC gaming? They have so many resources available to them and cannot be bothered.

That's pretty much all the statement I need from them.
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News Comments > MS: "We Are Continuing to Support the GFWL Service"
30. Re: MS: Jun 23, 2014, 09:52 Slashman
Verno wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 08:31:
I would really like to be optimistic about these things but Microsofts commitment to their own platform is just a string of broken promises and missed opportunities. They should have been Steam and instead are now neglecting their own platform entirely.

Why would you like to be optimistic? They've never done anything!

That's the point. They've never been supportive of PC games to any tangible degree. There is no leeway for optimism. They make these statements almost every year.
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News Comments > MS: "We Are Continuing to Support the GFWL Service"
22. Re: Into the Black Jun 23, 2014, 00:01 Slashman
It's as if they think they are pulling some sort of major deception by saying one thing and doing the opposite year after year.

Can they really be naive enough to think that people don't KNOW that they have done jack squat for PC gaming over the last decade?

It's not like people are forming angry mobs outside their offices to protest their crappy treatment of PC games and their horrible GFWL service. So why even bother to make these statements that can be proven false less than a year later just by casually observing their actions?
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux Released
7. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux Released Jun 19, 2014, 22:27 Slashman
Paranoid Jack wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 20:42:
I'm happy for them. The more people that get to play this game the better. This game needs to be on every platform. It's just that good.

I pray they are working on another add-on or better yet the sequel. If so I am down with going early access for a game of this caliber by developers of this caliber.

They need to work on a Terror from the Deep remake!!!
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
22. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 14:43 Slashman
jimnms wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:34:
I'm tempted to pick up XCOM:EW, but only if the game has XCOM been fixed. I haven't noticed any patches since I bought it, except the patch that added support for EW. I quit playing the game because it got too buggy. I was pretty far into the game, then all of the sudden the hit percentage indicators stopped working. No matter what the situation, the hit percentage only showed 1% or 99%.

I have never had that problem...EVER.

I haven't noticed any bugs in EW. They fixed a lot of stuff with it apparently.

Classic difficulty is now truly hell. Thin men will make you their bitch... Pimp
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
12. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 14:17 Slashman
Evilness attempting to take over my wallet. Cry  
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2014, 10:15 Slashman
So she references Witcher 2 and Mass Effect 2?

Aren't most of the sorceresses in Witcher 2 more powerful than Geralt? And isn't one of them a man-hating hardcore lesbian?

Mass Effect 2 is full of powerful female characters including the ability to play one as the main protagonist.

I'm also wondering how you can portray prostitutes and prostitution in a game without portraying the women as sex objects? I mean, do we pretend that prostitution doesn't happen, and hasn't been happening throughout the whole history of the human race? Do we pretend that there aren't countries where it is a legal profession? (Hello Amsterdam)

She's mad because a PROSTITUTE in a game offers you sex? I've had a prostitute jump in front of my car, kick her leg up and do a pirouette. Should I complain to the game designer of reality and tell him 'Not cool dude'?

She says these things are added to give a gritty and sexual edge to the game. Here is a newsflash: Real life is gritty and sexually edged. It happens every day over throughout the entire world. How is pointing your fingers at a video game company helping to combat this stuff?
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 15, 2014, 19:35 Slashman
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 19:28:
I went EA on Starbound and wish I didn't. I've gone EA on Endless Legend and even though it's still really early I love what I'm seeing so far. So long as they finish and deliver what they've promised I'll be playing it for years. But that's the trick, isn't it? I think it's safe to say most of us can resist most EAs pretty easily anyway, so it's really not that big a deal.

Man I'm tempted by Endless Legend but I think I can hang on until release. It does look good though.

In any case, I agree. Pick the stuff you really think is worth doing EA for and just wait and see for the rest.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 15, 2014, 18:35 Slashman
I much prefer early access to blind pre-orders.

People can at least voice their displeasure with the game's direction with early access and have a decent chance to be heard.

I imagine there are a bunch of people who wish Egosoft had done early access instead of releasing X:Rebirth. I can name a bunch of games which might have benefited from EA.

Some promising ones to look out for are: Starpoint Gemini 2, Starforge and Planetary Annihilation.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 15, 2014, 17:25 Slashman
There is nothing wrong with the concept of Early Access. Developers who use it correctly can make much better choices about what to include in their games based on community feedback. They also tend to have more dedicated testers since these people own the game, and many will want a hand in seeing it become the best it can be.

Here is a great example of Early Access done right.

I bought it and I think I made a decent investment.
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News Comments > THQ TM to Return
8. Re: THQ TM to Return Jun 13, 2014, 15:19 Slashman
THQ published more than its share of decent games.

It was just really badly managed. If I had a choice, I'd still take them over Activision any day of the week.
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Steam Details
34. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Steam Details Jun 12, 2014, 19:55 Slashman
Cutter wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 18:17:
Kosumo wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 18:01:
Can you Americans hurry up and finish your summer already, go on, move your fall forward, you know you want too!

After the winter we had in NA? No chance in hell! Much as I want this I'm more than content for fall to be delayed as long as possible this year. We're still thawing out and need the heat!

What's this winter you speak of? Must be something we don't get here in the Caribbean. Evilgrin
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News Comments > Dreadnought Announced
14. Re: Dreadnought Announced Jun 10, 2014, 18:41 Slashman
F2P makes it slip way, way, way down on my list though.

Generally means there is no decent single player campaign gameplay, plus you don't get good stuff without grinding or paying.
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Announced
9. Re: Dead Island 2 Announced Jun 10, 2014, 09:51 Slashman
My only real issue with the first is the lack of a proper death penalty.

Your guy/girl just gets back up and carries on like nothing happened and loses some cash...really? Not even some kind of stat penalty? (Even a temporary penalty would make sense.)
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News Comments > WildStar Head Start Underway
31. Re: WildStar Head Start Underway Jun 2, 2014, 13:05 Slashman
Sempai wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:55:
PHJF wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 07:54:
Does it do anything new? No. Who cares?

Everybody cares? Which is why this like countless products before it will fail in short order?

Yeah, that's why Blizzard has made an entire career doing this very thing. Nothing new, and doing it well.

Maybe you should consider getting off your lawn chair, and taking the red pill and wake up. Or have you become so old and jaded, you just prefer to bitch about everything video games, and not enjoy one of them?

Yeah! That's why there are so many successful MMOs out there using the WoW formula...oh wait!
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
56. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 13:16 Slashman
harlock wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 12:47:
Prez wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 12:36:
Blaming videogames for anything more than following the big boys is retarded.

but but but! it makes you look like a "good guy" that is caring and considerate and sensitive to the feelings of others! a rebel against the fascist patriarchy!

fight the power!

That's what I was talking about in my earlier post when I mentioned the dishonest nature of some of these 'champions'.
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
50. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 11:35 Slashman
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 04:41:
Can you provide some examples? Sarkeesian, for example, while being a bit over the top, doesn't seem dishonest or have hidden agendas. Everything is up front, even if some of her examples are outdated.

Take a look at some of the male journalists who claim to be appalled by the sexism in games. Then look at their past reviews and realize that none of them mention this problem that they claim is so prevalent it makes them not want to play these games. There are too many people who are just parroting the PC line to pad their views/clicks/hits etc.

How do you know they aren't? WoW for example, seems to have plenty of women, and while not completely free of negative female stereotypes, also presents strong female characters.

Women have always flocked to MMOs. From back in the first days of Everquest this has been the case. I, however, have seen little no no evidence that there is a huge community of women waiting to play many of the games being criticized if only they had less sexism.

The fact is that few women are attracted to many of the games that men play because they tend to play games for different reasons.

I work at a company that does computer repairs and have worked as a PC technician/IT admin for more than 17 years. I have seen thousands of PCs belonging to men and women alike. I have yet to find a woman's PC with anything more hardcore than the Sims installed. And in fact, that's the type of game most women ask me about playing when they hear I'm a gamer. In general, women aren't interested in hardcore FPSs, strategy games and action/RPGs.

Women like MMOs because of the dress-up/fantasy/socializing aspect. Not because MMOs are the only non-sexist genre of game available. WoW has a large following of women because it is popular with a ridiculous number of people, is easy as hell and will always have that social aspect that women like.

I've played MMOs for years. Met many women who play them and have never gotten any of them to be interested in anything other than the MMO. MMOs have their own audience, for their own reasons, and those reasons are nothing to do with sexism.

Again, how do you know they don't? My daughter loves Civ and Skyrim. The appeal of 4x games is that it's not defined who the player is, so you can project yourself easily into the commanding role. As for Skyrim, the player is completely gender-definable, and plenty of quests feature and involve strong female characters. My daughter always complains when there's no playable female characters. At 8 years old she was remarking upon this to me. It's human nature.

Isolated cases in the minority. You are a gamer who raised your daughter around games. Would the average woman seek out and play those games on her own? My personal experiences say no. As evidenced by the fact that most women just aren't into those types of games.

Raising awareness is key. And for all her flaws, that's exactly what Sarkeesian is doing.

And I am saying that isn't going to work because it depends, as so many other things seem to these days, on other people doing the job that the actual responsible parties refuse to do.
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