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Signed On Jun 23, 2009, 01:08
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News Comments > Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details
5. Re: Hearthstone Add-on Pricing and Details Jul 9, 2014, 02:21 entr0py
 
I'm not sure how you figure that. There are 5 wings, only the first one is free if you act in time. Each wing is $7, all four of them would be $28.

Still, cool that you can just grind it out and pay with gold.

Wetworks24 wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 23:55:
Tumbler wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 23:33:
$25 seems more than reasonable considering how much "Free" gaming I've gotten out of it. I've bought a few rounds in the arena but the vast majority of my time is spent doing those quests that earn gold and buying packs.

The quests they make up are actually pretty good and making you tweak your deck in order to complete the quest and even if you don't win it's still fun to try and stack your deck with 5+ cost creatures or creatures that cost 2 or less.


The first wing is free for a limited time, so it actually costs $20 for the whole thing.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
8. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 8, 2014, 01:55 entr0py
 
Yeah, I assumed that was the case from previous announcements that they were only considering Oculus support. Still, it's good to see a new AAA game supporting it. I have no doubt once the consumer version is announced there will be lots of games announced with it.  
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News Comments > EA on "Unacceptable" BF4 Launch
30. Re: EA on Jun 20, 2014, 23:37 entr0py
 
Oh, the problems were caused by "pushing the boundaries". That's fine then, I thought it was something avoidable. He's right though, that is a completely unacceptable level of heroic audacity.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade
28. Re: Watch Dogs Patch Plans & Homebrew Visual Upgrade Jun 16, 2014, 17:23 entr0py
 
Those screen shots do look impressive. Why build all of this stuff and then completely disable it, why not just leave it in as some kind of extreme quality setting?

If I were cynical I'd guess it's because they didn't want to overshadow the new consoles. Like they couldn't get these features working on the PS4, so decided to cut them out of every version.
 
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News Comments > BF Early Access Possible
26. Re: BF Early Access Possible Jun 13, 2014, 19:11 entr0py
 
harlock wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 18:40:
entr0py wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 15:36:
They may have a trendy new name for it, but haven't they been practicing "pay for beta" for over a decade now? I seem to remember one of the only ways to get into the Battlefield 2 beta was to buy a paid FilePlanet membership.

thats weird because i havent preordered or bought it, but i just got an email that said:
BOOM, IT'S GAME TIME!
You're in! You've got access to the Battlefield Hardline closed beta

I was talking about Battlefield 2, the game from 2005. But yeah, seems like Visceral Games is more reasonable than DICE when it comes to betas. This was an interview with DICE's general manager, they're not the ones developing Hardline.
 
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News Comments > BF Early Access Possible
22. Re: BF Early Access Possible Jun 13, 2014, 15:36 entr0py
 
They may have a trendy new name for it, but haven't they been practicing "pay for beta" for over a decade now? I seem to remember one of the only ways to get into the Battlefield 2 beta was to buy a paid FilePlanet membership. And more recently it's tied to a preorder or buying some other crappy game you don't really want (like metal of honor).

I'm guessing the only new thing about this is that they take ALL your money upfront. At least with a preorder you can cancel it if you choose to.
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible
16. Re: Dead Rising 3 PC Framerate Issues Possible Jun 12, 2014, 17:00 entr0py
 
Weird stuff with zombies you say? Sign me up.

Also, nice example nin. I can't wait to see the broken physics while plowing through a horde of zombies at 60fps.
 
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News Comments > Oculus VR Era Projections
11. Re: Oculus VR Era Projections Jun 11, 2014, 22:06 entr0py
 
Yeah now that you mention it, "near cost" makes sense for a console where they make most of their money on games and licensing, but what revenue would Oculus get aside from hardware sales?

It's a troubling thought because they must have some plan for profitability. And making it into a closed platform would really kill the community that's springing up.

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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall
57. Re: Grand Theft Auto V for PC This Fall Jun 10, 2014, 15:42 entr0py
 
In hindsight it makes perfect sense that they were working on current gen consoles and PC as a combined effort. And, that's a good thing, I'm sure they put far more effort into improving the visuals since they can release it on 3 systems at once.

As for it being full price, if you've never played the game, it's worth it. But, if you have played it already and are so crazy about the game to want to replay it after a year, you can just as easily wait a year and a half and get it on sale.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Trailer
9. Re: Into the Black Jun 10, 2014, 01:54 entr0py
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 00:50:
As someone who loved Battlefront 1 & 2 I'm happy to see progress being made. It's sad Lucasarts is dead but it's crazy that they let a money in the bank series like this skip a gen.

It was sad to see them go, but I think Lucasarts silently died more than a decade ago. They still had their logo on any Star-Wars game they licensed, but hadn't actually developed one since 2002.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LucasArts_games
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Closed Beta Instant Access Now
10. Re: Battlefield Hardline Closed Beta Instant Access Now Jun 9, 2014, 17:59 entr0py
 
Wow, is this the first time EA has taken the Battlefield series away from DICE? I guess that's what happens if you get too successful.

At least this developer doesn't have an awful track record, apparently they're the ones behind the Deadspace series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visceral_Games

But, if they really need to milk the franchise yearly, I'm glad DICE is assigned to the new Star Wars Battlefront game and not Battlefield with cops.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Grounded
14. Re: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Grounded May 24, 2014, 20:45 entr0py
 
Wallshadows wrote on May 24, 2014, 16:43:
DICE has the best IP in their hands when EA gave them the task to reboot the Battlefront series on their Frostbite 3 engine.

Personally, one of my favorite Star Wars games was Republic Commando and it's a shame that it is as underrated as it was to not warrant any further development.

True, it has a lot of promise. I hope they manage to work in space battles. They could have a couple of board-able capital ships to give infantry something to do. I think one of the Star Wars total conversions for Battlefield 1942 had a setup like that.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Exploring GFWL Alternatives
6. Re: Dark Souls Exploring GFWL Alternatives May 20, 2014, 01:25 entr0py
 
I can't believe how much Microsoft dropped the ball with GFWL. They had this perfectly positioned platform for years, then did less with it than EA did with Origin in a few months. I wouldn't mind one more digital game store, it would only add to the competition on price.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
6. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 10, 2014, 18:57 entr0py
 
It seems like most of the investment advice givers have settled on the same prediction that Microsoft will cave on the Kinect. But, I don't think it's that likely.

The thing is, Microsoft has gotten developers to shoehorn in Kinect functionality by promising them emphatically that it is part of the console and will never go away. Dropping Kinect would create two huge problems, developers of existing games will lose access to new customers, and new customers won't have access to the back library of games. MS needs to do something about the price gap, but I don't think it will be to drop Kinect.

 
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News Comments > Titanfall Expedition Swampland Map Details
4. Re: Titanfall Expedition Swampland Map Details May 9, 2014, 20:25 entr0py
 
Beelzebud wrote on May 9, 2014, 12:30:
They should really get the performance issues worked out before releasing another map with water in it.

Ah, so that's what it is that makes the island map nearly unplayable for me. Yeah, with such a skimpy initial offering it seems like they owe the early adopters some fixes and additions before they extract more money from us.
 
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News Comments > Free Unreal Tournament Plans
50. Re: Free Unreal Tournament Plans May 9, 2014, 09:10 entr0py
 
This is a fine idea as long as Epic puts enough time and resources into it to make the base game solid. Other developers can't be expected to fix the game, they can only be expected to add to the game.

As for how to avoid fragmentation, they could require that all maps and mutators be free. Then the paid DLC would be limited to character models, skins, weapons and vehicles. Server admins could choose which premium weapons/vehicles/classes to allow, but anyone could play on any server with the standard kit.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax vs. Oculus and Carmack on VR Tech
47. Re: ZeniMax vs. Oculus and Carmack on VR Tech May 2, 2014, 03:25 entr0py
 
LurkerLito wrote on May 2, 2014, 02:15:
This is actually a tricky situation. AFAIK Zenimax can only claim rights to code that was developed on their time or equipment/software. So as long as Carmack gave them notification he was working on the VR project, got their permission, but wrote all code on his own hardware using his software that never was used for ZeniMax software, then ZeniMax owns nothing. But if even one piece of software on his system like a text editior, license of windows, etc... was owned by ZeniMax then they can claim they own everything he wrote.

A similar thing happened to me once. They wanted me to sign a non compete and it had clauses about ownership of written software. I had to get permission in writing about another project I was doing on my off time. My other project never went anywhere, but it was funny, that my boss at the time, was more than happy to "lend me" software under his license so "you don't have to spend money" and buy your own compiler lol. If that project went anywhere and I used his compiler even once, he'd own all the rights to the project.

Bottom line is this is all going to come down to what ZeniMax and Carmack agreed to in advance, then when and on what Carmack developed the code on. Many people have work computers, and use them for personal stuff, but just remember, by doing so you are transferring all your rights to your company. Got a great idea for something, make sure you write it down on paper you own/bought, with a pen/pencil you bought or own, because if you used a scrap of paper from work, or even their pen, the company will have legal claim on it.

Yeah, it is actually an interesting case, and who's in the right depends entirely on facts none of us have access to.

But, what if Carmack is telling the truth that he took no software with him. For the sake of argument assume he worked on the project on company time and hardware with their blessing, and took only ideas and insights with him, then recreated the software from that experience. And assume Zenimax is left with half-complete software they don't know how to finish or implement. Are they entitled to anything? Or was it their own fault for authorizing a project they couldn't realize without Carmack?
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Servers Upgraded to Address Lag
8. Re: Battlefield 4 Servers Upgraded to Address Lag Apr 25, 2014, 11:03 entr0py
 
There's something I don't get about this story. My understanding is that Battlefield 4 PC has around 20 licensed ranked servers providers, none of which are EA. So, are they buying new hardware to be run by other companies? Or is this news that only effects console gamers?


http://www.battlefield.com/battlefield-4/rent-a-server
 
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News Comments > Secret Ponchos PC Plans
8. Re: Secret Ponchos PC Plans Apr 10, 2014, 01:24 entr0py
 
Secret Ponchos PC Plans

Wait, so this story isn't about an upcoming PC you can conceal in your poncho? Way to get our hopes up.
 
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News Comments > No Watch Dogs Demo
19. Re: No Watch Dogs Demo Apr 1, 2014, 02:08 entr0py
 
You're right, especially with modern 15-20 min demos, the only real point is to test performance and stability.

And if you're sure you want a game barring some unexpected compatibility or performance issue, just buy it from a retailer with a good return policy.

10 min later : Wow. Out of curiosity I checked Steam's return policy and it's basically no returns once the product is released.

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=8360-wejc-2625#refund

However Origin has a much more reasonable 24 hour window.

http://help.ea.com/en/article/returns-and-cancellations/

WTF Valve?



NKD wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 21:45:
Other than seeing how the shit runs on your computer, I don't really see the point in a demo in the age of Lets Plays and thousands of YouTubers to choose from, some of which probably shares your likes and dislikes in games almost exactly.

Wait for them to check the FULL game out, and make a decision accordingly. It's better than trusting a demo with cherry picked gameplay sequences and better yet, doesn't distract the dev team during crunch time for an already delayed game.
 
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