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Signed On Oct 8, 2009, 22:22
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
54. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 13:56 Yakubs
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 12:51:
Maybe "looming disaster" means something a lot different to you?

Not really. This is Chris Roberts we're talking about. Just because a project gets more money doesn't mean it's going to actually finish.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
31. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 12:34 Yakubs
 
I'm always surprised by the lack of critical thought at Blue's in response to these Derek Smart articles. Sure the guy sounds semi-crazy sometimes and he's clearly an attention whore but does anyone here honestly believe Star Citizen isn't a looming disaster? They asked for only $500k originally (dishonest crowdfunding campaign), they're way behind schedule (bad project management from a guy with a history of bad project management), and they're carrying the cost of a massive development team spanning continents.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Diablo Job Posting
34. Re: Blizzard Diablo Job Posting Aug 11, 2015, 09:22 Yakubs
 
Diablo 3 was corporate banality. Just because D2 was a flawed game doesn't make that any less true. Wrong decision after wrong decision, ad nauseum. Their frantic attempt to mop up the mess, while admirable, didn't even come close. Maybe it was because they were trying to monetize console gamers at the same time.  
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Chris Avellone Stretch Goal
5. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Chris Avellone Stretch Goal Jun 29, 2015, 11:33 Yakubs
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:52:
When Chris left Obsidian, here and elsewhere there was a bit of a cry as to "Don't Go!". Finishing up Pillars, his name is way way down the credits and isn't even credited as lead writer in the game. How some were stating his leaving as some type of huge writing loss, I found this odd.

Uh, Chris Avellone co-founded/co-owns Obsidian. It's not like he submitted his two-week notice and then bounced. His partners were most likely aware of his departure months, if not a year+ in advance. You don't officially assign a departing senior manager to a lead role on an unreleased project.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Announced
7. Re: HITMAN Announced Jun 16, 2015, 11:35 Yakubs
 
Why is no one pointing out that this online component is thinly-veiled DRM? How long until we hear that the online stuff is "part of the experience" and "cannot be disabled."  
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News Comments > Fallout Countdown
8. Re: Fallout Countdown Jun 2, 2015, 14:08 Yakubs
 
I'm very excited to see what innovative methods Bethesda has developed to dumb down the genre even further!  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Hand of Fate
4. Re: Ship Ahoy - Hand of Fate Feb 18, 2015, 13:53 Yakubs
 
Not to be confused with the classic, recommended Legends of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate.  
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
18. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 09:53 Yakubs
 
shul wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:16:
I'm sorry, but I've watched the trailer and the game makes me sick.

I know that if I don't like it I don't need to play it but putting stuff like that out there is like poisoning minds.

Classic correlation without causation argument. I suppose you want to blame Doom 2 for Columbine also? In reality, it works the other way around. Poisoned minds tend to gravitate toward media that appeals to them. Media doesn't turn healthy people into murderers.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder)
6. Re: Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder) Dec 10, 2014, 09:29 Yakubs
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 08:55:
From what little Ive seen of the game, the difficulty is mainly in figuring out how to get past certain set pieces. I have strong and mostly negative feelings about games that force you to trial and error your way through everything. A 'difficulty' level isnt going to fix design faults.

Par for the course for this new breed of "narrative" games. I sort of applaud them for making this type of game with some sort of actual gameplay, as bad as it may be. Compare this to some of the other ones where you literally just walk through the game and watch cutscenes/listen to dialog...
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations
5. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations Nov 21, 2014, 11:44 Yakubs
 
"Southshore vs. Tarren Mill—The Battle Continues
To recapture the feeling of the endless tug-of-war of early WoW PvP, we’re opening a special Team Deathmatch–style Battleground based on the timeless struggle between Southshore and Tarren Mill. We’ll have two different brackets for players to take part in: one for level 90–99 characters and another for level 100. Unlike the old days of Tarren Mill vs. Southshore, this Battleground has a clearly defined victor, so you’ll need to work as a team or face crushing defeat. A win will gain you a shiny new title: either Tarren Mill Terror for the Alliance or Southshore Slayer for the Horde."

This is a perfect microcosm for WoW design philosophy. After having removed everything interesting about the original game, let's bring it back but put theme-park structure around it so everyone can opt out of having their feelings hurt.
 
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES Specs
5. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES Specs Nov 20, 2014, 09:05 Yakubs
 
I heard this game was pretty good, just criminally short. Are they going to bring the same design ideas to the Phantom Pain?  
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News Comments > Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick Kickstarter
2. Re: Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick Kickstarter Nov 18, 2014, 21:46 Yakubs
 
Now that's what I'm talkin about.

Sold.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
3. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 18, 2014, 21:43 Yakubs
 
Ha! The joke's on you guys! You didn't drop $60 on a bad game! HA HA HA... ha?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
36. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age Inquisition Nov 18, 2014, 17:32 Yakubs
 
Why would I want to spend 100 hours on quests like "Gather 10 Rat Tails" in a single player game?  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches
12. Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov 13, 2014, 15:46 Yakubs
 
sauron wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 15:42:
I know how you feel, nin. I played FFXI for eight years, LOTRO for a couple on and off, GW2 for a year straight, and FFXIV for 6 months. No more MMOs for me, ever.

On the upside, I now have time to play Skyrim, and a heavily graphics-updated version of Oblivion. The mods for the latter are so good, the graphics are almost (but not quite) Skyrim-quality. Higher-poly models (especially heads and faces), and really enhanced textures and environmental effects. Really quite lovely and I'm enjoying both games a ton.

You have an incredibly high tolerance for pain.
 
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News Comments > Approaching Infinity Approaches
2. Re: Approaching Infinity Approaches Nov 10, 2014, 11:37 Yakubs
 
"While rogue-like games are not true role-playing games"

Might want to understand the medium you're in before embarrassing yourself in a press release.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Announces Overwatch
47. Re: Blizzard Announces Overwatch Nov 7, 2014, 21:25 Yakubs
 
"FPS experience that’s more accessible to a much wider audience"

How come no one here has commented on this? FPS games are already symbols of stupidity in the gaming market (CoD, Halo, etc) and Blizzard wants to make it even worse? It's not a surprise but it's still depressing that this is what they've come to.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
10. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 10:28 Yakubs
 
Hey, have you seen my father? He's an old looking guy.

Or how about "African American" as a race option in Skyrim? (or was it Oblivion? Can't remember.)

Can't wait for the next helping of purified stupidity from our mentally challenged friends at Bethesda!
 
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News Comments > Evolve Alpha Details
3. Re: Evolve Alpha Details Oct 27, 2014, 11:09 Yakubs
 
I just watched a round on some guy's Twitch stream and the game looked dreadful. They basically spent 5 minutes searching the map, eventually found the monster, and then held down the trigger button for 10 minutes while casually avoiding the monster's seemingly impotent attacks.

Cool idea but it looks like the execution is extremely poor.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 27, 2014, 10:06 Yakubs
 
nin wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 10:03:
Frags4Fun wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 10:00:
I'm hoping that the PS4 will have a sale this holiday season. I want to play The Last of Us and GTA5.

LoU was fantastic. It leaves a mark behind.


It was a horrible game. It was also a terrible story, really, except for the first 10 minutes and the "surprise" ending. Recency effect is strong with this one.
 
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