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News Comments > Neverwinter Interview
6. Re: Neverwinter Interview Sep 14, 2010, 14:50 JoeNapalm
 

When I try to put together a coherent dialog on my feelings regarding 4e, all I can come up with is this:

"*KA-CLICK* Get off my lawn."

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News Comments > Steam Wallet Beta
27. Re: Steam Wallet Beta Sep 14, 2010, 10:29 JoeNapalm
 

If nothing else, it looks you like you have to buy in nice round numbers...

...yet Steam games are never priced that way.

So either you buy exactly 100 games to break even (that's a lot of games, really) or they get free money. I mean, come on...you don't think they take the buy in money and put it in an account just for you, do you? No, they mark down an IOU and take your cash and mark it down on your tab.

Think about it - they make money on every game they sell. If you pay them ahead of time, they make that money, plus whatever you can't get at because of the rounding thing, and they get it NOW, rather than when you get around to spending it on the next Steam sale.

It's sort of brilliant, as long as people are dumb enough. Betting on people being dumb is pretty safe, really.

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News Comments > Civilization V Preorder Bonuses
9. Re: Civilization V Preorder Bonuses Sep 14, 2010, 09:24 JoeNapalm
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 08:34:
I don't get these digital downloads. Without a cd you have to always be on the net to play the game. Secondly how do you get a manual? Not so sure the is the best way to distribute games imo.


The '90s called. They miss you, too.

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News Comments > Steam Bestsellers
27. Re: Steam Bestsellers Sep 13, 2010, 15:57 JoeNapalm
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 09:17:
Amnesia is also a MUST for any Lovecraft fan. It's as if Lovecraft had done a computer game himself. It is that good.

Okay...NOW you have my attention.

I'd seen it on Steam, and thought "meh, adventure game" but now I'll have to at least give it another look.

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News Comments > Minecraft Dev Starting Studio
9. Re: Minecraft Dev Starting Studio Sep 9, 2010, 10:30 JoeNapalm
 
Dev wrote on Sep 9, 2010, 01:38:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 9, 2010, 01:03:
Awww, so I've been lying to people for the past week when I tell them that Valve hired him?

I just thought it was inevitable so it wouldn't hurt to embellish a bit.
I seem to remember some interview or blog a week ago where he said they just wanted to chew the fat with him, I got the impression that valve has money coming out their ears.

Uh, the guys who set up Valve are dudes who retired from MS at like 30 with more money they knew what to do with...so they started Valve and made even MORE money.

So, yes, they have a lot of money...but that's not exactly a new development. Valve is just a hobby for them.

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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas in October
8. Re: Fallout: New Vegas in October Sep 9, 2010, 10:07 JoeNapalm
 
Wasn't interested...read the article...now I'm jonesing to play this.

Damn Jedi mind tricks. My defenses were down!

Gah!

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News Comments > Free Metro 2033 DLC
13. Re: Free Metro 2033 DLC Sep 9, 2010, 09:38 JoeNapalm
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Sep 9, 2010, 07:31:

Sure, sure... it just seems like I read the sentence "waiting on a Steam sale" constantly lately.

I say it all the time...for reasons 1-4.

I can't recall the last time I bought a PC game in a box...and my list of purchased and yet-to-be-played games stretches back to the Steam Xmas sales, so I am starting to cut pretty close to the bone before I'll buy another game. But if it's on sale on Steam for a massive discount, I'll buy it in anticipation of finding the time to play sometime next decade.

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News Comments > Valve Plans 3 "Big Surprises"
51. Re: Valve Plans for 2011 Sep 1, 2010, 17:41 JoeNapalm
 
Overon wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 17:31:
Big surprise one is that valve is being purchased by EA.
Big surprise two is the size of Gabe Newell will achieve from millions of donuts that he can now purchase after the selling Valve. (no offense: humans come in different shapes and sizes).
Big surprise three is steam is being renamed EA Download Service.

Okay, that crosses the line firmly into NOT FUNNY.

I'm gonna have nightmares, now.


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News Comments > Valve Plans 3 "Big Surprises"
15. Re: Valve Plans 3 Sep 1, 2010, 12:47 JoeNapalm
 

"We need some more ideas...make a bait announcement, then troll the forums for something good."

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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 1, 2010, 10:10 JoeNapalm
 
"What Do Game Developers Know About Real Guns?"

Typically, two things...jack and squat...though, honestly, they tend to know twice as much as TV and movie people.

Twice of nothing is still nothing, though.

(Obviously, there are a few exceptions...can't think of any in recent history, though. The old Red Storm games, BE5, and a vanishing minority of others.)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2010, 16:17 JoeNapalm
 
Happy Bday Huddy!

Airedales FTW!

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News Comments > Red Storm Layoffs
4. Re: Red Storm Layoffs Aug 29, 2010, 11:35 JoeNapalm
 
Ray Ban wrote on Aug 27, 2010, 13:41:
They haven't made a good game since Rainbow Six 3 ...

So very sad and true.

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News Comments > Tactical Intervention Closed Beta Signups
3. Re: Tactical Intervention Closed Beta Signups Aug 12, 2010, 10:48 JoeNapalm
 

Counter-Strike is a tactical shooter?

Man, I miss R6...

(...you know, when it was a tactical shooter...now there are none, really.)

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News Comments > World of Tanks Trailer
1. Re: World of Tanks Trailer Aug 12, 2010, 10:41 JoeNapalm
 

Shouldn't that be "World of Tankcraft"?


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News Comments > Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes
24. Re: Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes Aug 9, 2010, 13:42 JoeNapalm
 
Prez wrote on Aug 9, 2010, 13:40:
What I don't understand is, if the original sold so well, why change it so drastically for the sequel?

That would because you're not driven entirely by avarice.

EA would rather catch the goose that laid the golden egg...then squeeze the everloving @#$% out of it in hopes that MORE eggs will pop out.

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News Comments > Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes
21. Re: Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes Aug 9, 2010, 13:37 JoeNapalm
 
Creston wrote on Aug 9, 2010, 13:26:
Well, seeing as how EA wants them to churn out a game every year (Preferably a new Mass Effect AND a new Dragon Age game each year), they have to do SOMETHING to speed shit up.

Taking 3 and 7 years to build a game doesn't go over well at EA. Yearly franchises, dammit!



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Yeah, I recently saw a DA2 ad while passing a game store, and actually said (out loud) "Already? WTF? That can't be a good sign."

Games are getting to be like movies, where I almost hope my favorites DON'T have sequels, because some marketing wonk will likely just @#$% the whole thing up.

*sigh*

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News Comments > Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes
4. Re: Dragon Age II Camera and Tool Changes Aug 9, 2010, 10:29 JoeNapalm
 

I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

DA was a huge success for the PC - but publishers want to push their console agenda. Any game that does better on the PC than consoles is, in their warped view, broken.

I mean, seriously, you can just read between the lines - now that DA is an established property, they KNOW that they can totally screw the PC gamers over and try to draw everyone into the consoles for the sequel, where their profit margin is much higher.

@#$% em. If they gut this game, so be it. Won't get my money. Should have read the writing on the wall when they started making it so much easier so that the mouth-breathers wouldn't have to feel bad by playing on EASY. No, instead, NORMAL is the new EASY - push the button, get the pellet.

I mean, this is the same outfit that neutered Mass Effect 2 - just more of the same vile marketing tactics.

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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Update, Comics
1. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Update, Comics Jul 30, 2010, 15:14 JoeNapalm
 
Star Wars and it's poor battered fans...

....Star Wars promises that if we take it back, it won't hurt us, anymore.

Star Wars knows we weren't even going to see Revenge of the Sith in theaters, until it tempted us with Wookies (which were only on-screen for 3.5 seconds). Star Wars knows that we've pined for a proper sequel to TIE Fighter since '94.

Star Wars swears that it's changed. It has stopped drinking and casting Hayden Christensen. They're have been a lot of crappy games in the past, but that's all behind us now...

Should we hope? Should we believe?

No, probably not...but we just can't stop loving Star Wars.


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News Comments > Shogun 2 Trailer
9. Re: Shogun 2 Trailer Jul 30, 2010, 09:55 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2010, 22:04:
I wish I was more of an RTS fan, I'd really like to play this. I'd really love to see someone do a good game based on the samurai as an action/RPG or the like too.

Total War isn't an RTS.

It's turn based with a time-scalable tactical battles.

Not picking nits - these have as much in common with Civ games than they do with RTS games.

I'm pretty happy they're redoing Shogun - I played the heck out of the original, loved TW:Rome, and have just dabbled with Medieval II (so far very good).

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News Comments > Our Rotting Video-Game Heritage
5. Re: Our Rotting Video-Game Heritage Jul 29, 2010, 16:36 JoeNapalm
 
kxmode wrote on Jul 29, 2010, 15:57:
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 29, 2010, 11:45:
Aw hell. Here I thought you were a cute Japanese chick.

I'm actually a one-eyed ninja who likes to stand in a field of pink...

And I am Deckard, hard-bitten Bladerunner.

Not a replicant.

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