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Signed On Jan 19, 2010, 10:00
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News Comments > City of Heroes Freedom Launches
2. Re: City of Heroes Freedom Launches Sep 27, 2011, 16:40 Esoteric
 
Cool! Downloading now.  
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News Comments > League of Legends: Dominion Launches
1. Re: League of Legends: Dominion Launches Sep 26, 2011, 16:35 Esoteric
 
A fun change of pace from Summoner's Rift. I only started playing LoL about a month ago but I'm enjoying myself. It's definitely F2P done right. Just played a game of Dominion that was decided at the last second (score was 4 to 0, both teams start at 500). It's much more fast-paced and hectic than the normal map, and lots of new strategies involved.  
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News Comments > Steam Translations Value Estimate
4. Re: Steam Translations Value Estimate Sep 25, 2011, 13:47 Esoteric
 
"MAKING the community work for free."

I do not think he understands what MAKING means.
 
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News Comments > Origin Boasts 4M Client Installs; Promises Third-Party Content "Very Soon"
15. Re: Origin Boasts 4M Client Installs; Promises Third-Party Content "Very Soon" Sep 10, 2011, 00:11 Esoteric
 
I only downloaded Origin so I could play the BF3 alpha. I'm sure once BF3 hits open beta, their "Origin numbers" are going to get pretty high, but it's not really significant if they're only using Origin to play a beta.  
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News Comments > City of Heroes Freedom VIP Headstart Next Week
2. Re: City of Heroes Freedom VIP Headstart Next Week Sep 9, 2011, 18:37 Esoteric
 
I will also probably end up giving this a spin again. I played it on release for a while, and then went back to it every now and then during a game lull. It's actually a pretty fun game with a good combat system.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2011, 00:50 Esoteric
 
Yeah, that guy is an idiot. He's just wrong on so many levels.  
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News Comments > 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders
25. Re: 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders Sep 8, 2011, 00:45 Esoteric
 
I wonder how many preorders it would be if it was being sold on Steam already. I'm guessing 2+ million. EA hopes it's going to pay off in the long run, because it certainly isn't going to pay off in the short run.  
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News Comments > Richard Garriott on Ultima
13. Re: Richard Garriott on Ultima Sep 3, 2011, 06:26 Esoteric
 
I'll take an Asheron's Call 3. More like the 1st than the 2nd. And I know it has nothing to do with Garriot.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2011, 13:00 Esoteric
 
Dogs are nice earth creatures.  
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News Comments > LIMBO Developer Buys Itself
5. Re: LIMBO Developer Buys Itself Aug 31, 2011, 12:58 Esoteric
 
I wish I could buy myself and make me my slave.  
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News Comments > Possible Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC Details
8. Re: Possible Deus Ex: Human Revolution DLC Details Aug 31, 2011, 12:56 Esoteric
 
With all the praise this game is getting, I'm really looking forward to playing it. I don't think I can remember the last time a game got universal positive reviews from actual players. Plan on getting it on Steam when I can afford it (damn bills!).  
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News Comments > Dead Island Release Trailer
4. Re: Dead Island Release Trailer Aug 31, 2011, 12:53 Esoteric
 
I must say, their one trailer (I think it's on Steam, and other places of course) where everything goes backwards in slow motions is an awesome trailer. It's to the same music. It was very "artistic."  
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News Comments > Torchlight 2 Classier, Not Pricier
23. Re: Torchlight 2 Final Class and Price Revealed Aug 26, 2011, 16:02 Esoteric
 
Cram wrote on Aug 26, 2011, 15:17:
Game is a day one pickup for me, and I am certainly surprised they didn't put a $29.99 price-tag on this one, they could have gotten away with it easily. The game is substantially bigger than the first one.

Question for people:

Will you still be singing Runic's praises when Torchlight 3, the subscription based (or possibly F2P micro-transaction) MMO, comes out?

Over the years here at Bluesnews, I've seen people praise a company one day and then do complete 180's when that company takes one of their franchises down the MMO route. Words like "greed" and "sell-out" take over those threads.


Well, it's a bit different for Runic, as they have said FROM THE VERY BEGINNING that they were planning on making an action MMO. Plus I don't think the gameplay would deviate that much from Torchlight now (at least not toward the grindy traditional MMO sense). Also, their track record thus far gives them more leeway before people start getting their pitchforks.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress Turns 15
5. Re: Team Fortress Turns 15 Aug 25, 2011, 02:25 Esoteric
 
I still have so much fun playing TF2.  
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News Comments > Valve: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play "Our Goal
27. Re: Valve: Counter-Strike Global Offensive Cross-Platform Play Aug 19, 2011, 16:05 Esoteric
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 13:37:
Well, looks like I'll be skipping this POS. Thanks Gabe, you douchebag.

Why would this make you skip it? Even if it's implemented, there's still going to be custom servers/modding. I'm pretty sure PC players and consoles players would segment themselves anyway, by themselves. Console players won't WANT to play with PC players once they realize they're going to get beaten all the time. And PC players will want to play with other PC players on servers they know.

I mean, if the there are other things you don't like about the game, that's fine (I'm not really sure if I'm that into it either), but to skip it just because of this reason is silly. You will not be forced to play with console players if you don't want to. The experience will be able to be skipped entirely.
 
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News Comments > Driver: San Francisco DRM Relaxed
19. Re: Driver: San Francisco DRM Relaxed Aug 18, 2011, 13:34 Esoteric
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 12:34:
This RPS article about this "change" in the drm is pure gold.

Beat me to it. RPS is a good site, too.
 
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News Comments > Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam
48. Re: Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam Aug 18, 2011, 08:06 Esoteric
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 04:15:
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 02:08:
Wow lots of butthurt towards Steam here. You do realize that publishers set the prices on Steam, not Valve? Do some research before you mouth off like a bunch of fucking retards.
Oh right, and Valve games are cheaper, huh? lol...

Portal 2, which just came out not too long ago, is now $29.99 (permanent price, not a sale). So yeah, most AAA games don't get that cheap that quick. Valve games ARE cheaper (or free).
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Jet Combat Trailer
13. Re: Battlefield 3 Jet Combat Trailer Aug 16, 2011, 12:12 Esoteric
 
nin wrote on Aug 16, 2011, 12:07:
Wow, I never knew jets that would normally fly hundreds of miles an hour and shoot missiles from a mile away just sat around having fights with machine guns all day. So exciting!


Well, if you want jets, some compromises have to be made. As you said, jets go hundreds of miles per hour. It would be difficult to put them in a map with infantry units, and not have the jet be able to cross the entire map in 1 or 2 seconds.
 
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News Comments > BF3 & Origin Accounts Linked
19. Re: BF3 & Origin Accounts Linked Aug 14, 2011, 02:16 Esoteric
 
Currently there is no way to change your EA ID/Origin account name, which was used for the BF3 alpha. If Origin wants to compete with Steam, there going to have to allow name changes (among MANY other things). But this one just pissed me off. I signed up for Origin (EA downloader, whatever) a while ago to get a free game. Now I'm stuck with that account name in every game for eternity? Stupid.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced
16. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Announced Aug 12, 2011, 14:24 Esoteric
 
Damn, guess that means no Defense Grid 2 for a while, lol.  
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