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Signed On Feb 9, 2010, 09:02
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News Comments > EA: PC Gaming May Become Their "Biggest Platform"
15. Re: EA: PC Gaming May Become Their Mar 9, 2011, 11:47 Zoom
 
"it will become"
-> WHAT ? Where is that guy from, is he real ? Does he even understand what made EA at all ?
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Release Details This Week
27. Re: Deus Ex: Human Release Details This Week Mar 8, 2011, 08:59 Zoom
 
Emergent gameplay is gaming situations that arise from a basic set of rules, which are not coded per se by the game developers. This usually shows in "sandbox" type games, but Looking Glass have been known to do the best emergent gameplay systems. They even developed their game engines with that goal in mind - it was called the "immersion engine".
Idea is based on "emergent behaviour" which shows up in a multi agent system, made of very simple agents, that together show a behaviour that is more than the sum of their parts. Emergent gameplay is this, put a non restrictive set of rules that when added up become a gameplay style that was not coded into the basic behaviour of the game.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day II
10. Re: Quote of the Day II Mar 3, 2011, 08:00 Zoom
 
A common Microsoft technique is repeating the same lies nonstop until they become heard so much they start to sound like truth.  
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News Comments > Alice: Madness Returns in June
7. Re: Alice: Madness Returns in June Mar 3, 2011, 07:56 Zoom
 
PacoTaco wrote on Mar 3, 2011, 06:41:
I don't expect it to compete against world class products (like id's RaGE) it just needs to be interesting, tuned well, and have something new that we haven't seen before in gaming.
To be honest the first Alice did compare favorably to "world class" products such as Id games of the same time. Maybe it didnt have top-of-the-class graphics but it really had an interesting setting, tons of atmosphere, some crazy weirdness and very creepy mood tone that made it a lot better than the above mentioned "world class" stuff.
 
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News Comments > Magicka: Vietnam Announced
31. Re: Magicka: Vietnam Announced Mar 2, 2011, 05:14 Zoom
 
This is good stuff. I want some. It's not yet insane creative stuff ala Bullfrog (some of the best games ever) but it's a nice try. Next, Magicka: Duty of Honor, with a WW2 setting ?  
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Music Samples
7. Re: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Music Samples Feb 28, 2011, 05:46 Zoom
 
This game makes no sense in SP anyway... big 50 player maps and combined arms (tanks, AV's, foot soldiers) is what it's all about.  
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News Comments > Thief 4 Image
13. Re: Thief 4 Image Feb 25, 2011, 11:40 Zoom
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 25, 2011, 10:59:
Thief 1 and Thief 2 were/are great games, but Thief Deadly Shadows (TDS) was a HUGE disappointment that strayed way too much from what made the original two so great. I tried playing TDS three different times, but it never could hold my interest to finish it.
You missed one of the most awesome and frightening video game missions of all times, Shalebridge Cradle... I admit TDS has its lows and highs, but the highs are very memorable. Thief 2 was the high point of the series though, with the most intense moments, and one of best end parts ever made too.
 
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News Comments > Thief 4 Image
5. Re: Thief 4 Image Feb 25, 2011, 10:25 Zoom
 
I think i wet my pants reading the news title. Let it meet all expectations and be AT LEAST as good as previous installments of the series, because so far it's a cult for a good reason.  
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 2 DLC?
10. Re: More Mass Effect 2 DLC? Feb 22, 2011, 07:54 Zoom
 
well it depends on the gameplay length of that DLC. If it's up to par with Shadowbroker i'll get it.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money
14. Re: Ships Ahoy - Fallout New Vegas: Dead Money Feb 22, 2011, 07:51 Zoom
 
Tanto Edge wrote on Feb 22, 2011, 05:44:
Since you developed such a detailed response, I'll give you the short answer:
A digit.
So i guess changing the naming convention goes beyond your understanding ? Explain, please, how Fallout Tactics : Brotherhood of Steel was an "expansion" since it was not numbered either.
 
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News Comments > Risen 2, Art, Subtitle, Details
16. Re: Risen 2, Art, Subtitle, Details Feb 22, 2011, 05:59 Zoom
 
I am with Jerykk on that, having finished (and enjoyed) all Gothic and Divinity series, the combat model in Gothic/Risen is a lot superior because it involves actually player skills, rather than just clicking on a monster and wait for the result. And those skills would be augmented by combos that your character eventually learns when he levels up, which he has to learn from proper instructors... This was all very well done at least in Gothic 2 and Risen, they had a rather tough difficulty setting by default (combat is deadly if you are reckless).. Let Risen 2 be tough, and reward the player for going the extra mile like they did in Gothic 2 for becoming a mage (it wasnt a given, at all).  
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News Comments > Two Worlds II Review Flap, Sequel Revealed
35. Re: Two Worlds II Review Flap, Sequel Revealed Feb 21, 2011, 04:08 Zoom
 
They should at least read up a bit what people have to say about open world CRPG's or at least "semi open" and why people still cite Gothic 2 or Risen as good examples to follow. And following an example means, going beyond the original, not removing features (precisely why Gothic 4 was such a failure)... And yes eye candy is a bit secondary, IMHO they reached a very nice level with Risen, now concentrate on a more extended writing and a compelling story pretty please ?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 21, 2011, 03:58 Zoom
 
I guess i'll have to get my hands on Magicka, it will fill nicely the wait until portal2 is available i guess.  
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News Comments > Valve: Portal 2 "Finished"
32. Re: Valve: Portal 2 Feb 21, 2011, 03:55 Zoom
 
Preordered it once it appeared, uncontrollable nerve impulse.
I really hope it can live up the hype.
I foresee that finding a good coop partner will be the key...
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Adds Speaker Series, Loses MS & NVIDIA?
6. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Adds Speaker Series, Loses MS & NVIDIA? Feb 18, 2011, 11:14 Zoom
 
"PC gaming ecosystem who will be impacted by the evolution of PC Gaming"

and this is held at Capcom HQ ?
WTF ?
 
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News Comments > Console Diablo III Confirmed?
8. Re: Console Diablo III Confirmed?Console Diablo III Confirmed? Feb 18, 2011, 11:11 Zoom
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 18, 2011, 11:01:
Dont tell me that no one suspected that this was coming???? I for one had no delusions about it. I dont think any dumbing down of the PC version will happen, since the PC is the lead platform. Unless they decide (for some reason) to limit the screen resolution and implement the console interface...
..and inventory management, and skills complexity (simplified usage for console player brains), and gameplay progression speed (tuned for short attention span), ...
 
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News Comments > RAGE Trailer
10. Re: RAGE Trailer Feb 18, 2011, 04:14 Zoom
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 18, 2011, 03:54:
Those expecting it to be the second-coming, if anyone still is, will likely be disappointed.
Like most ID games it will be mostly a demonstrator for their ID tech engine which they will license out to quite a few companies. In this aspect a lot of people are expecting it not for the gameplay, but for the game engine itself..
 
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News Comments > Bungie MMO Shooter Rumor
10. Re: Bungie MMO Shooter Rumor Feb 17, 2011, 11:16 Zoom
 
Creston wrote on Feb 17, 2011, 10:53:
On sheer originality alone, this will sell millions...
Let's see what they plan to do before getting cynical
They could do a proper followup to the very good Face of Mankind that had a lot of good ideas. A kind of Shadowrun universe would be very very neat.
Of course they also could do something totally idiotic to appeal to the stupidity of masses. Cant say so far with just a project name.
 
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News Comments > Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week
20. Re: Retail Amnesia in N.A. Next Week Feb 16, 2011, 04:55 Zoom
 
It's about on par with some of the good moments of Thief. Maybe not up to par with some of the most terror inducing parts of the Thief series but i really appreciated Amnesia, it's the next best thing, and there is nothing else close to it these days.  
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News Comments > Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak
228. Re: Crytek Responds to Crysis 2 Leak Feb 14, 2011, 10:00 Zoom
 
Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 08:39:
- some people dislike paying for things if they can avoid it
True. But like someone said above, would they really HAVE to get THIS game ? It's not like it's a vital product. They couldnt have it for free, they wouldnt buy it. That's what everyone knows since the age of free radios..

Verno wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 09:36:
Fair point, advertising seems to sell games more than merit these days after all.
And regardless of "piracy"...
Now if EA only makes $40 million gross sales revenue (random figure) on Crysis2, they will claim they would have made double that without people copying their game... See that coming already.
 
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