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Signed On Jan 6, 2009, 18:41
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News Comments > Game Awards 2014 Winners
13. Re: Game Awards 2014 Winners Dec 6, 2014, 18:33 briktal
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 6, 2014, 10:45:
"Best Remaster"

Saddest award ever.


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"Trending Gamer: TotalBiscuit"

I stand corrected!

Apparently, when they were doing the nominations at least, the category was called Youtube Personality instead of Trending Gamer.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
3. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 10:12 briktal
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 10:04:
" There will be absolutely no embargo on any type of coverage once the game is available for sale." - Is that even a possibility? Have an embargo after a release.

Yes. The whole reason this is a story is because Ubisoft did that for AC:Unity. The embargo is tied to an early copy of the game. If you don't accept that copy, then you could buy the game when it becomes available and potentially release a review before the embargo date with no issues, aside from having very little time to play the game and write the review before that date.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
43. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:23 briktal
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:50:
When did the trend toward people paying for alpha and beta versions begin? I recall the days when developers were begging to find people willing to be testers, later to provide a free or discounted copy of the full version.

It follows on from the "release early, release often" model used a lot by open source software. Digital distribution also makes it far easier to get new alpha/beta builds out to people than having to send out new discs.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
54. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 3, 2014, 23:52 briktal
 
Prez wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 14:03:
I'm glad they are actually doing something different this time rather than modern day war shooter #19467. As usual, if I pick this up it will be based solely on the singlplayer experience at a pretty deep discount.

Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 12:03:
From the Polygon review:

Polygon attended a review event for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare held by publisher Activision at the Cavallo Point resort in Sausalito, California, from Oct. 20 through Oct. 22. Per Polygon's ethics policy, we paid for our accommodations for the duration of our time at the event.
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Wow... I'm... stunned, actually. Someone listened and realized that having everything paid for means your opinion is also bought and paid for and thus essentially worthless. I applaud this move. Kudos, Polygon.

I know they claim that this has always been their policy but that's BS. This is something new. Could it be that GG actually accomplished something?

No, they've pretty much always done that. However, there aren't really that many games that have big review events. Most of their disclosures on reviews are just "they sent us a copy to review."
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
22. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 20, 2014, 20:36 briktal
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 20:27:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 16:13:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 13:57:
The bad: they do this on the backs of consumers
Backers are NOT consumers. I am a backer of DF9 and while i am still a little pissed, i accept that crowdfunding is NOT buying a game. Its my responsibility and my risk.

Well, for my 10 quids i got a wonderful soundtrack and several hours of fun, while still being in alpha. Its not a total loss as one might think

If this had been a kickstarter I may agree with you, but even then what are you getting for your risk? Nothing. You aren't an investor. You're paying a company to do something they may or may not do that, in years past, they'd have to find a larger investor to cover. Someone that would get equity.

By going to you, they get to keep all the profit themselves yet, for some reason, you take on risk.

Let's be honest. Kickstarter/Early Access, for the consumer, is almost 100% identical to preordering. Everything people bring up when they go on about "don't preorder games" applies to Kickstarter and Early Access.
 
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News Comments > Warlords of Draenor Date Dated
13. Re: Warlords of Draenor Date Dated Aug 5, 2014, 22:36 briktal
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 4, 2014, 18:57:
Pre-event will be late October and it'll go live early December is how it's shaping up at this point. Gives Blizzard time to re-hype the expansion through this and Blizzcon.

I'm more interested in the cinematic, personally.

I think the last 2 or 3 expansions. the release date was announced 2 months before release.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 12:06 briktal
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 11:50:
How anyone could think they could make money off of Mojang's property just shows how ignorant many people are.

Watched the kids play on some of these pay to play servers and I told them to avoid them, they were blatantly illegal.

But you are allowed to make money off Minecraft servers, just not through was Mojang deems are pay-to-win methods.
 
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News Comments > Why World of Darkness Went Dark
2. Re: Why World of Darkness Went Dark Jun 5, 2014, 10:41 briktal
 
The 2011 layoffs incited a lot of anger. A lot. I heard it was worse in the ATL office, and most of the folks I know down there have never forgiven CCP's management.

Boy is that true.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers
2. Re: WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers Jun 3, 2014, 11:09 briktal
 
Even better, there was only ONE English language EU PVP server.  
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News Comments > Valve Reddit Interview
10. Re: Valve Reddit Interview Mar 5, 2014, 14:07 briktal
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 09:27:
Well that was a rather boring read. Newell's answers are (mostly) botlike. Got the jive that he would rather be doing anything else with his time...

That's basically every AMA on reddit, at least with a "known" person.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling
20. Re: Blizzard Confirms Paid WoW Leveling Feb 26, 2014, 00:24 briktal
 
Blackhawk wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 23:51:
For some people, yes. 1-90 is the point and the pleasure of the game. It is for me. For others, though, it is the end-game. They want the level 90 character for raiding, for heroics, for PvP.

As to 'pay to win', forget it. Someone who levels from 1 to 90 will have a huge advantage over someone who starts at 90 and has to learn dozens of skills and abilities, their interactions and rare utility from scratch.

1) Leveling isn't so bad the first time. It's not so fun the 4th or 10th time through the same content.

2) You don't use most of your abilities while leveling, you'll rarely fight a single target for more than 10-15 seconds to even get a chance to use the best rotation, and even when you do you'll probably be missing a core ability in that rotation until level 80+.
 
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News Comments > Editorial on Kickstarter Communication
15. Re: Editorial on Kickstarter Communication Feb 22, 2014, 17:43 briktal
 
Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2014, 12:07:
'Oh yeah, right! There's a bunch of people who hate the idea of what we're doing and are waiting to pounce on us if we make a single mistake'.

Again, why does this matter? Tim doesn't seem to get the idea that non-backers *ARE*NOT*IMPORTANT* when you've Kickstarted a game. Make whatever the people who already gave you money want you to make. And if they're fine with you releasing it in two parts, then release it in two parts, and to hell with the rest of the world. If they wanted a say, they should've put up some money.

InXile understands this far, far better than Double Fine does.

Your backers are the people who preordered the game. Imagine someone saying that people who didn't preorder Game X *ARE*NOT*IMPORTANT*.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Signups Tonight
8. Re: Titanfall Beta Signups Tonight Feb 11, 2014, 20:12 briktal
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 11, 2014, 20:10:
Should one assume this will be Xbone only?

The site is live now http://www.titanfall.com/beta

PC (requires Origin account) and Xbone.
 
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News Comments > ESO Imperial Edition Outed
1. Re: ESO Imperial Edition Outed Jan 29, 2014, 09:43 briktal
 
You forgot the biggest part:

"The Imperial Edition will also have exclusive digital content including the ability to play as an Imperial in any alliance"

Buy the CE and get access to a whole new race.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Layoff Rumor Addressed
9. Re: Blizzard Layoff Rumor Addressed Jan 25, 2014, 23:03 briktal
 
panbient wrote on Jan 25, 2014, 17:19:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 25, 2014, 17:04:
One person is "not writing on the wall."

No... but relocating 10-15 people from a division certainly IS some sort of writing on the wall. Especially where it's described as a "major portion" of the team. That seems pretty indicative of a coming office shutdown.

It's entirely possible that they inherited that SF office space when they bought the IGN Pro League stuff last year and they just left everyone there until the lease ran out.
 
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News Comments > WoW Realm Connections and Character Transfers
10. Re: WoW Realm Connections and Character Transfers Jan 22, 2014, 22:58 briktal
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 14:47:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 10:57:
I played on Area 52 -- the issue there was the population was 9 to 1 Horde, fortunately I was Horde. Wonder if that is still the case...
Quite a few servers like that going by wowprogress. Malganis is the same way which is where I was, it's something like 9.9999:1 Horde. I actually think there's enough alliance on there they could form a 10 man raiding guild, but that's about it.

Blizzard has said that, overall, there are more Horde players on PVP realms and more Alliance on PVE realms.
 
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News Comments > WoW to Add Level-up Purchases
8. Re: WoW to Add Level-up Purchases Jan 17, 2014, 10:17 briktal
 
Darks wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 09:52:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 09:22:
My guess -- $19.99 to upgrade to level 90.

You took the words right out of my mouth. Blizz, they are such a shill company. They will money grab you any way they can.

The thing is, without this feature, people could still pay to upgrade multiple characters to 90. They'd just have to buy a new copy of them game and expansion (probably $40+) and then pay $25 to transfer it to their main account.
 
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News Comments > Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Revealed
9. Re: Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Revealed Jan 4, 2014, 22:13 briktal
 
Fletch wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 13:18:
"Bring us back to the great days of MMOs."
When was that, exactly?

Either now, or before you had ever played an MMO.
 
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News Comments > Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P
21. Re: Shocker: WoW Not Going F2P Nov 9, 2013, 22:18 briktal
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 13:41:
NKD wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 12:33:
Simon Says wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 12:23:
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 12:13:
I guess we have very different ideas about what constitutes "frequent", particularly as it applies to when one pays a monthly fee for a service.

Not to mention that "have to rework the game pretty significantly to make it f2p".

There's nothing to rework, remove the price tag, done.

Christ I hope you don't run a business.

Not as ignorant as you think. WoW already has a cash shop in place, which they use to generate profits IN ADDITION to sub fees. They would literally have to turn off subscription services and just start putting more stuff on the cash shop in order to pay for the servers.

There are tons of games doing that very thing, so don't tell me WoW can't. They WON'T because, derp, they make a fuckton of money that no shareholder would approve of them giving up.

Sure they could do that, but they'd have to put more stuff on there first. They can't just flip the switch and instantly have a successful F2P game.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Announced
31. Re: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor Announced Nov 9, 2013, 00:09 briktal
 
Scheherazade wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 00:04:
I just want PvP / Arenas with pre-determined gear sets.

So you can join, and just PvP to your heart's content, and everyone is on an even footing.

Like they do in the tournaments - but for everyone who wants to play like that.

I just wanna fight. I don't care about the gear grind and B.S. you gotta do to stay competitive.
I just want a WoW PvP sandbox.

Don't get me wrong, I loved the old SS vs TM world PvP.
It was some of the most fun I've had in any multiplayer game.
But back then, even the best gear in the game was only a little better than quest blues.
The stat inflation has ruined the game, IMO.

-scheherazade


That is apparently the way arenas are going to work in the next expansion. World PVP and Battlegrounds will still give honor you buy gear with, but arenas will give you all the gear.
 
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