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News Comments > Aliens vs. Predator Multiplayer Modes
4. Re: Aliens vs. Predator Multiplayer Modes Jan 28, 2010, 10:50 JoeNapalm
 
The Alien movement is also quite slow.....

If that is the case, it doesn't bode well.

Slowing the Aliens down to compensate for controller short-comings will only lead to weaker Marine weapons. Auto-aim for Marines will reduce the tech advantage for Predators. It's just a cascade-effect that we see so often in game balancing.

In the end, the atmosphere will go from fast-and-lethal to it taking a full clip of ammo to drop an Alien, who is in turn having to slug it out in close-quarters instead of killing in the blink of an eye.

Hope I'm wrong.

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News Comments > SyFy Star Trek Online Preorders
5. Re: SyFy Star Trek Online Preorders Jan 27, 2010, 09:32 JoeNapalm
 
SyFy.

I still think that's silly bullshit.

I think that the guy who thought this up - and the committee of freakin' idiots that thought it was a good idea - should all be marooned on an iceberg.

(Preferably in a nice warm current in the middle of the Pacific.)

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News Comments > Star Trek Online End of Beta Event
3. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event Jan 26, 2010, 15:06 JoeNapalm
 

Inquiring minds want to know.

It would be great to hear that this is the game everyone is jonesing for - I really don't get what's so hard about making a Star Trek game that doesn't suck.

(Wanted to check out the "open" beta, but there's no way I'm preordering a game to get into a beta.)

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News Comments > Ubisoft Plans Mandatory Online Authentication
26. Re: Piracy Jan 26, 2010, 14:54 JoeNapalm
 
So if the game is good buried under enough hype, people buy it anyway.

There, I fixed it.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jan 26, 2010, 11:35 JoeNapalm
 
As someone who wasn't overly impressed with the mechanics of the first game (great story, shitty combat, inventory, and exploration), I have no problem with the changes made.

I haven't tried it (no demo) but it looks like they took your list and did this:

(great story, shitty combat, inventory, and exploration)

"There! Fixed it!"

Hopefully I am way off...but I have my doubts.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jan 26, 2010, 11:15 JoeNapalm
 

So ME2 hasn't been "dumbed down"...it's been "intellectually de-enhanced" with an integrated DLC conduit.

Great.


Glad I didn't pre-order. Maybe it'll be on a cheap Steam sale in a year or two.

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News Comments > Gamer Rehab Interview
10. Re: Gamer Rehab Interview Jan 26, 2010, 09:28 JoeNapalm
 
Here's a rehab program for you - tell your kid he can't play Modern Warfare 2 until he's done with his homework and has helped clean up from dinner.

Please make your check payable to "Joe Napalm, Esq." Thanks.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Interview
9. Re: Mass Effect 2 Interview Jan 26, 2010, 09:14 JoeNapalm
 

i rather dislike this fad anyway. the collector's edition items i got for dragon age were so good i never used anything else my whole game, and that's kind of retarded.

Agreed. I actually refrained from pre-ordering to avoid the temptation of uber-loot. I'm already going to have DA Blood Dragon armor in ME2 - which is all kinds of screwed up. (Kind of like that guy in camp asking me to purchase "Premium Content!" to save his family name. Yeah, that helps the immersion.)

Pretty soon it will be "Pre-Order NOW for EXCLUSIVE GOD-MODE!"

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News Comments > Star Trek Online Beta Patched
3. Re: When does this beta exactly end? Jan 21, 2010, 13:12 JoeNapalm
 

According to the site, January 26th.

I wish I had the time to give this a try. Maybe this weekend?

Don't have a lot of energy for MMOGs these days - I tend to play them like a madman for a month, then stop and (out loud) ask myself "What the Hell am I doing? I'm renting a Skinner box...for myself."

Then I never log in, again.

*sigh*

One day, someone will have the guts to really break the WoW mold. They'll fail spectacularly, for certain - probably before they get backing - but one can live in hope.

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News Comments > Doctor Who and Top Gear Games?
1. Re: Doctor Who and Top Gear Games? Jan 21, 2010, 13:01 JoeNapalm
 
Oh, the cruel vagaries of Fate (and Marketing goons).

To make a Doctor Who game - but target it at the Twilight demographic!

*Shakes his fist at the uncaring skies*

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News Comments > Huge RPG Bundle for Charity
5. Re: Huge RPG Bundle for Charity Jan 21, 2010, 12:58 JoeNapalm
 
Pen n Paper RPG, but still neat.!

There, I fixed it for you.

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News Comments > Free Game with AvP Prepurchase
8. Re: Free Game with AvP Prepurchase Jan 20, 2010, 09:50 JoeNapalm
 

Don't forget the promise of dedicated servers, as well.

But yeah, will take advantage of the demo.

It's too bad the days of "no demo, no sale" are pretty much dead.

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 DLC Details
14. Re: Mass Effect 2 DLC Details Jan 19, 2010, 15:23 JoeNapalm
 
soooo - work hard for a long time to earn a reward, or just pay some cash to have it now??

would you like fries with that? how about a sunday?


This may sound like crazy talk, to some (and I'm not sure where you're going with the fries thing), but I'd rather earn it. It's hardly work - I'm playing a game. If it feels like work, it's going to get nuked off my HD in short order.

The enjoyment I get from games is generally from accomplishing tasks via luck, wit, or skill. Triggers the good old Reward Centers in the brain. It's why I (and, I would imagine, most people) play video games.

Punching in my credit card number generally doesn't have the same effect. (Pesky Y chromosome, again, I guess.)

Then again, I can't grok people who buy gold or levels in MMOGs. Paying someone to play the game...the game that you paid money to play? WTF? If it's not fun to play...don't!

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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 DLC Details
3. Re: Mass Effect 2 DLC Details Jan 19, 2010, 13:35 JoeNapalm
 

I have generally avoided DLC, because I think it's bad for games. Especially this new trend of 0-day DLC where they carve a chunk out of the game and designate it as "Premium" - I just bought the damn game, @#$%er...give me my content.

With that in mind, I caved on DA and got the DLC. I find that I have another problem with the entire concept. In CRPGs, traditionally, part of the fun is trying to get the best gear for your party. DLC content, in order to sell more copies, tends to now include uber gear.

Herein lies the problem - I've run through DA a couple of times, and find myself using JUST the uber gear, primarily. There's a few items that are better, here and there, but both my characters ended up with the same stuff. Maybe DA is a bad example, because the loot isn't really very random - not the good stuff, anyway...but still, I feel as if I'm just buying the best gear, without earning it.

It sort of detracts from the enjoyment of the game.

"Dude, I got this badass suit of armor in DA!"

"Cool, where'd you get that?"

"I paid $7 of real money for it!"

"..."

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News Comments > AI War Patch and Expansion Released
3. Re: AI War Patch and Expansion Released Jan 14, 2010, 15:20 JoeNapalm
 

You must not be playing the right Indy games.

Armadillo Run, Mount & Blade, Defcon, The Ship...some of my favorite games have been Indy games.

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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Patched
6. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Patched Jan 14, 2010, 14:04 JoeNapalm
 
I really don't get why people even use hacks.

I mean, it's basically a total capitulation to the concept that you suck SO BAD that you have to have a computer play the game for you. Not only that, but that you somehow live vicariously through some kind of lameass God Mode.

Just...whoa.

Seriously, if you suck so hopelessly that the only way you can come up with to bolster your sense of self-worth is to run an aimbot...you need to re-evaluate the situation. Perhaps as you cry yourself to sleep at night.

Really. WTF is wrong with people?

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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion
50. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion Jan 13, 2010, 17:16 JoeNapalm
 

Sorry, Tumbler, I shouldn't have gone straight for EpIII.

It was uncalled for. *Grin*

I'm sure ModWar2 is fun - I am, however, very annoyed. Modern Warfare was a great game, and to have them axe so much support for the PC and then charge $10 more, openly stating that it was because they are greedy...it's more than I'm willing to put up with.

Obviously it paid off for them, this time - but I wonder if it will bite them in the ass down the road.

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News Comments > On AvP Sequels and DLC
7. Re: On AvP Sequels and DLC Jan 13, 2010, 16:44 JoeNapalm
 

Somebody wake up Hicks.

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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion
47. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion Jan 13, 2010, 16:28 JoeNapalm
 
Shitty products don't sell.


I have four words for you.

"As Seen on TV."

Tons of crappy products make tons of money. Pet Rocks. Windows. Episode III. Taco Bell. Video Professor. Televangelists. The list goes on.

Hell, Miss Cleo made TWICE as much money as Modern Warfare 2 - I guess you believe she really COULD see the future?

If your only scale of the value of the products whether or not it makes money, then sure...it's a great game - for the people who sell it. The value to the customer is not guaranteed by the number of people who buy it.

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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion
15. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion Jan 13, 2010, 11:33 JoeNapalm
 

What a bunch of whiny bitches. The game is fun. Get over it.


Oh hey, look - it's the lowest common denominator!

Congratulations, you paid more for less, and you are happy about it.



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