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Signed On Jun 23, 2009, 01:08
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 26, 2012, 22:58 entr0py
 
I don't know if the Ninja Gaiden 3 redo will be any good, but that's cool that Nintendo stepped in to publish it. It would be smart of them to offer that deal to other developers; if you're willing to do a port with meaningful exclusive content (not just a map on the tablet), we'll publish it.  
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Preorders
11. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Preorders Sep 24, 2012, 14:13 entr0py
 
It does seem heavily monetized judging from the preorder bonuses. That's worrisome. But it's still possible for them to ship a complete and enjoyable game, then have a bunch of overpriced extras that appeal to obsessive types with more money than sense. First day DLC used to bother me, but it's becoming standard. It's least frustrating just to ignore all DLC and judge games based on the core game.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
26. Re: Saturday Consolidation Sep 15, 2012, 22:59 entr0py
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 15, 2012, 16:08:
Not for nothin', guys, if you have no interest in the tablet controller, then the Wii-U probably isn't for you. Yeah, they'll have the classic/core controller with the dual thumbsticks and everything, but the tablet is *the* main feature of the console and the driving force behind a lot of the games being made for it.

No more so than the Nintendo DS, and that had great responsive controls for a portable system. There's a big difference between playing on a resistive touchscreen combined with solid buttons and joysticks compared to playing on a capacitive screen with only dab-and-smear controls, like the iPad.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 14, 2012, 03:07 entr0py
 
Not totally weird though, Platinum Games also developed MadWorld, another very adult (or very adolescent) game that was a Nintendo exclusive.  
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News Comments > Labor Day Consolidation
14. Re: Labor Day Consolidation Sep 4, 2012, 02:36 entr0py
 
Eh, I won't draw any conclusions based on a single last gen port being in 720p. The Xbox 360 had high profile games that ran at less than 720p, but they were the exception not the rule.


 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Status Report
36. Re: Guild Wars 2 Status Report Sep 2, 2012, 22:51 entr0py
 
I'm enjoying the game too, but it's disappointing just how many problems there are with WvWvW. First, you can't connect to WvWvW from an overflow area. Then there are long queues to get in since the servers are overpopulated. Then once you're in there's frequently server side lag or even server crashes. And for me also client crashes in demanding WvWvW situations. I just hope they get it fixed during the few months where I'll care about the game. I can't help but think that their insistence on not letting anyone try the game for free meant that they never tested at the proper scale to prepare for retail.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
28. Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 22:43 entr0py
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 22:23:
Maybe i'm being pessimistic, wouldnt be the first time. But this game's Blues News reception is earily similar to SWTOR....i want to believe....i really really do

Yeah, it's hard to know if a game is worth investing in when the gaming press are cheerleaders and you don't personally know anyone who's tastes you trust. For me it wasn't a hard choice because I have fond memories of guild wars 1.

I'll say this, they would be doing themselves a favor to have some sort of free trial, at least a weekend, soon.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Resolution Hack
11. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 24, 2012, 14:25 entr0py
 
And, is Namco planning to actually support it with official patches? Or did they just decide to cut their losses, release it unfinished, and move on?  
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News Comments > Black Isle Studios Name Revived
14. Re: Black Isle Studios Name Revived Aug 22, 2012, 15:22 entr0py
 
That's a smart move on Interplay's part. Also a dick move. They're smart dicks is basically what I'm saying.

Edit : But if this new studio really is devoted to making old school RPGs with the PC as the lead platform, more of that is always welcome. Maybe they will produce something worthwhile in spite of these shenanigans.

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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
26. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 18, 2012, 22:04 entr0py
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 21:41:
I have some shitty-ass Charter connection and Gaikai worked reasonably well with it. It would be useful as a rental service, if nothing else. It's basically the only way you COULD rent PC games.

And in the age when demos are considered a luxury, streaming is the best option of allowing people to try a game. It would be completely easy to let people play anything free for thirty minutes or so, then you can charge per day/week to rent things, and then the best system would let users outright buy and download games. If Steam had a streaming trial system I'd probably use it all the time.

I agree the on demand demos on Gaikai are nice when you just what to see what a game is like quickly. But it's so blurry and laggy I wouldn't want to seriously play a game that way.

And, PC rentals would be great, but why should streaming be the only way to accomplish it? There are plenty of DRM schemes that require an always online connection, they could make a full installable client that is only authorized to work during the rental period. That would be the only application that could justify always online DRM in a single player game.
 
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News Comments > FDSL Enables Used Digital Game Sales
5. Re: FDSL Enables Used Digital Game Sales Aug 13, 2012, 15:31 entr0py
 
I'd certainly buy more PC games if they didn't become worthless the second you buy them. Someone should try this in the US even if they are not legally forced to.

I wonder if German online retailers could get around this by very clearly labeling the games as fullprice rentals.

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News Comments > Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Closed Beta
9. Re: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Closed Beta Aug 2, 2012, 23:03 entr0py
 
Apparently it's not a sequel, it's a remake with some changes. It couldn't be worse than the cash-ins that dreamcatcher has released over the last few years, but that's about the lowest bar imaginable.

http://worthplaying.com/event/E3_2012/PostE3_2012/86392/

 
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News Comments > Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits
74. Re: Steam Precludes Class Action Lawsuits Aug 1, 2012, 02:11 entr0py
 
I'm sorry but a "you can't sue us if we break the law" clause is goofy. I don't know why businesses think it will hold up in court, but I'm eager to see them proven wrong.  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
12. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 21:41 entr0py
 
I hope I'm wrong about this but the screen shots just look sort of like they applied some Photoshop filters to everything. It would be nice to see a high resolution video. And to know the new native resolution for that matter.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Trailer
6. Re: Battlefield 3: Armored Kill Trailer Jul 19, 2012, 22:13 entr0py
 
I do like how they split their first two DLC packs by gameplay. I'm happy to buy this one, and happy to not buy the last one.  
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News Comments > BF4 Beta in Fall 2013: MoH Not Required
30. Re: BF4 Beta in Fall 2013: MoH Not Required Jul 18, 2012, 15:25 entr0py
 
It's a shame that they seem to have abandoned making proper expansion packs in favor of DLC packs that are a fraction of the scope. The previous Battlefield games had memorable expansion packs that really expanded the life of the game and were worth $30.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends
28. Re: And... Jul 16, 2012, 14:52 entr0py
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 12:43:
Still better then EA where you loose access to your games for talking shit on their forums !

My impression is that that guy who got his EA account banned from online play just didn't know how to switch to Origin's offline mode, but always had access to all the games he bought in single-player. If you actually need for Ubi DRM servers to be up to play a single player game, this is much worse.

It's almost like the whole industry decided to add another step to installing PC games; go download a crack.
 
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News Comments > Free Mass Effect 3 DLC Next Week
11. Re: Free Mass Effect 3 DLC Next Week Jul 12, 2012, 01:57 entr0py
 
Every time they announce they have another multi-player booster pack nearly ready and free, I'm surprised.

The first time I figured they were doing it to generate good will to counter the ending hubub. Now I wonder if people actually buy the treasure chests with real money. I guess I don't mind a business model that is free for the vast majority, but charges the stupidly impatient and wealthy.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Details
31. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Details Jul 9, 2012, 17:29 entr0py
 
Teddy wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 16:34:
entr0py wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 14:50:
nin wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 13:42:
That's nice, but it doesn't make up for the fact that they didn't do beta weekends as often as they said they would, after basically charging players for the privilege.


How many did they say they were going to do?


They were planning to do about 1 a month, but most months it was delayed by a week or two. So basically it added up to one less weekend event than they implied at the start of the per-purchase scheme.

You mean aside from the fact that there was one beta weekend in may, one in June and now one in July and the release is in august? Last I checked, that's exactly 1 per month from the point they started accepting pre-purchases. If you assumed something else, that's your own failure of logic, not something they 'implied' and certainly not something they 'promised'.

It's not that complicated, the first beta event started April 27th, and the game will be released August 28th. If you believe that's a three month span of time, I don't want to argue.

You're right though that they made a fuzzy commitment by stating their intentions. So not strictly a broken promise. But my point is that player irritation at this is greatly amplified because many feel that pre-paying for beta entitles us to what was advertised, and obligates them in a way they brought upon themselves.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Details
17. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Details Jul 9, 2012, 14:50 entr0py
 
nin wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 13:42:
That's nice, but it doesn't make up for the fact that they didn't do beta weekends as often as they said they would, after basically charging players for the privilege.


How many did they say they were going to do?


They were planning to do about 1 a month, but most months it was delayed by a week or two. So basically it added up to one less weekend event than they implied at the start of the per-purchase scheme.
 
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