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Signed On Jan 19, 2010, 10:00
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News Comments > Valve Closes SF Satellite Office
16. Re: Valve Closes SF Satellite Office Aug 9, 2013, 07:31 Esoteric
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 00:59:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 23:25:
Whew, close one guys. Almost thought Valve was going to release a game this year.
Didn't they release DOTA 2?

It doesn't really count since hardly anyone plays that game.

Oh wait. http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year?
7. Re: Steam Game Resale EU Court Case This Year? Jul 21, 2013, 13:26 Esoteric
 
What about Apple and iTunes? Are they going after the ability to resell 99 cent digital song purchases? Just curious.  
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News Comments > LoL Players Athletes
5. Re: LoL Players Athletes Jul 13, 2013, 00:27 Esoteric
 
What do visas have to do with health insurance?

Anyway, whether you're a fan of LoL or not, this is good for gaming in general. The more e-sports are recognized and considered legitimate, the more money developers make, the more they can spend making good games.

Even if you don't like LoL or e-sports, how would it negatively affect you in any manner whatsoever?

And to focus on the word "athlete" is a bit silly, as chess is considered a sport, and the players are "athletes" as well. Same goes for billiards and several other activities I'm sure people would find questionable.
 
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News Comments > Dota 2 Rollout Details
9. Re: Dota 2 Rollout Details Jul 10, 2013, 12:46 Esoteric
 
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/ Yeah, just a few diehards enjoying that snorefest.

Stop liking things I don't like!
 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Launch
23. Re: Steam Trading Cards Launch Jun 26, 2013, 19:50 Esoteric
 
Closed Betas wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 18:25:
they are starting to lose customers in droves, im one who has left. So to help slow down the exit lane, they try and lock you in to shopping here, with this bs collecting crap.... its pretty sad....

Droves? Really? Wow. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Dota 2 Beta Keys [Updated]
8. Re: Dota 2 No Longer Requires Beta Keys Jun 21, 2013, 13:33 Esoteric
 
Yeah, you still need keys to play. The reason why everyone has it in their inventory (even before this) is because it's free to download and you can use it for spectator mode without a key.  
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News Comments > RIFT Free-to-Play Begins
12. Re: RIFT Free-to-Play Begins Jun 13, 2013, 08:20 Esoteric
 
I played it for a few months when it was first released, and it's a good MMO in the traditional vein. Trion (at least regarding Rift) has been a good dev company with lots of free, fun content updates at a reasonably fast pace.

Will definitely check out the F2P version.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
22. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 7, 2013, 04:29 Esoteric
 
I really wonder if Microsoft will backtrack at all on the online connection once every 24 hours after the gaming public blows up tomorrow over it. I don't understand how they could be so stupid.

I found this quote on reddit (not mine) and thought it was hilariously true:

"I think that's going to be everyone's response. At this point, basically all that Sony have to do is prove that their console exists and won't actively try to murder the user, and they'll win this generation of games consoles pretty decisively. I don't know what Microsoft are thinking."

So, they going to backtrack or no?
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
4. Re: Path of Exile Patched Jun 6, 2013, 10:16 Esoteric
 
Haven't played the game for a while, but think I will start anew in the Anarchy league when it begins tomorrow. Should be fun.  
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News Comments > Defiance Free Weekend
6. Re: Defiance Free Weekend May 25, 2013, 06:41 Esoteric
 
If you're in the mood for co-op, run and gun, interesting loot/modifications, check out Warframe. I gave up on it after 10 minutes before, but after giving it more time, it's pretty damn fun.

EDIT: Oh yeah, it's free. I suggest Excalibur for your first Warframe.
 
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News Comments > Trion Layoffs
19. Re: Trion Layoffs May 18, 2013, 03:35 Esoteric
 
Rift is actually a pretty good MMO and the team behind it has updated it frequently and well. Don't play it anymore but might fire it up again when it hits F2P. Haven't played Defiance, but my experience with Rift was positive, Trion seemed like a good developer who listened to feedback and had good, free updates quite often. Sorry to see people lose their jobs.  
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News Comments > Dawngate, EA's MOBA Game Revealed
15. Re: Dawngate, EA's MOBA Game Revealed May 16, 2013, 11:34 Esoteric
 
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2013, 11:16:
Verno wrote on May 16, 2013, 11:13:
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2013, 11:09:
I can't understand why people like MOBA games. It sucks. Same thing over and over. Interaction is extremely limited. I mean sure there's tons of different heroes, but who cares... I guess the attraction may be that it's so simple to play. Wow has proven that simple beats "good" in the general population.

I don't love them or something but the itemization, hero skill, teamwork elements and ability to think on your fee make it seem deceptively simple, MOBA games actually have a very high skill ceiling and more strategy than people realize.

They are far from simple but you really need to play one for an extended period of time to wrap your around it, if you just play a few games or watch some casts they don't seem like much.

I absolutely get that there's lots of strategy. I can understand the simple to learn/tough to master angle. I just don't understand why people find MOBAs fun.

It's like chess, except the pieces change every game. And although the goal is simple, the gameplay can be very complex, and there are a lot of variables one must adapt too. LoL is certainly easier to start playing and having fun. Dota 2 takes more time to get in the swing of things. They're not very fun if you have no idea what you're doing, but if you invest the time to learn the game they're one of the more rewarding genres.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls 2 Gameplay Footage
3. Re: Dark Souls 2 Gameplay Footage Apr 11, 2013, 03:17 Esoteric
 
Although I'm only about 20 hours into the PC version of Dark Souls, I can tell it's a great game. With the patch, it doesn't even seem like a port except for the menus, but since I use a controller, it's fine. (NOTE: You should DEFINITELY use a controller for this game, some games are just better with it. This is one of them.)

I think it's the best combat I've ever had in a PC game. Everything is...fair. If you die, it's because you messed up. It's a learning process.

Great game, and hopefully the 2nd improves on the first.
 
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News Comments > Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
2. Re: Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition Apr 5, 2013, 23:07 Esoteric
 
Fond memories of this game, playing it at a friend's house (my computer wasn't up to the task at the time). I did get Flashback though, which was great also.  
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Mar 22, 2013, 07:19 Esoteric
 
Dark Souls is an awesome game, and the port is fine if you use the patch. And I wouldn't call it "grinding," it's more like practicing until you know how to fight. Once you know how to play, an area that took you 5 hours to reach before can now be reached in 1 hour. It's not an easy game, but it's not inherently "grindy," although you can choose to play it that way if you want to.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
13. Re: Path of Exile Patched Mar 8, 2013, 19:29 Esoteric
 
There's no targeted release date, and when there is, it will just be a marketing push with a bigger update (like another act). They plan on having a lot of updates now and after release. There's going to be another patch next week that adds another skill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5toCbb-vn4

Release really won't be any different. If you start playing now, you'll get to keep all your characters, loot, and currency. Balancing will always be on the table as they add more skills, supports, and add to the passive tree.

None of this should stop you from playing, it's a great action RPG. Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 just couldn't hold my interest, but PoE does.
 
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News Comments > Mike Capps Leaves Epic Entirely
17. Re: Mike Capps Leaves Epic Entirely Mar 8, 2013, 19:20 Esoteric
 
Just give me an Unreal Tournament with all the good things from UT2k4. Favorite FPS ever.  
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News Comments > Anomaly 2 Announced
4. Re: Anomaly 2 Announced Feb 28, 2013, 13:28 Esoteric
 
The first one was surprisingly good. The production values were quite impressive, and the gameplay was an interesting take on tower defense (offense), enough to make it stand out.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - BioShock Infinite
18. Re: Gone Gold - BioShock Infinite Feb 20, 2013, 03:17 Esoteric
 
I've still yet to play Bioshock 1 and 2. My girlfriend has beat both, really liked them, and is very much looking forward to Infinite. I told her maybe she should wait and check reviews first before buying it. She's like, "Nope, I don't care, I really enjoyed the first two and this one ties up the story, I'm going to play it good or bad."

So, should I play Bioshock 1 and 2? =P
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens: Colonial Marines Feb 12, 2013, 10:15 Esoteric
 
I'm curious, did Gearbox develop the entire game by themselves? I wouldn't think the makers of BL1/BL2 would put out such a bad game.

EDIT: Nevermind, missed this part "... and that Gearbox was only developing the multiplayer portion of a game primarily designed by TimeGate Studios."
 
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