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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > More on Offline SimCity
76. Re: More on Offline SimCity Mar 13, 2013, 16:43 ASeven
 
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 15:41:
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Another day, another TrollingThunder useless post whining about people treating his darling EA fairly.

 
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News Comments > Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Ships; DLC Announced
9. Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Ships; DLC Announced Mar 13, 2013, 12:32 ASeven
 
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 12:17:
ASeven wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 12:09:
People are saying the campaign can be finished under 3 hours.
Bullshit. I've been playing for 5 hours so far and I'm a Sniper Vet & still going... it should be 8-10 hours?

I stand corrected then.
 
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News Comments > More on Offline SimCity
63. Re: More on Offline SimCity Mar 13, 2013, 12:31 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 12:26:
ASeven wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 12:07:
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 11:48:
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 09:14:
EA has gone above and beyond in this latest round, they have earned every iota of condemnation from the mainstream press, people on forums and their own customers. Any suggestion otherwise is an obvious attempt to troll or shill at this point, it went well beyond that like 4 stories ago with the refund crap. EA gets treated different because they act different, bottom line is that someone just wants an attention fix and it's time for us to stop giving it to him.

I wonder why the asstard keeps quoting me, even though I've already told him half a dozen times he's on ignore. Maybe it makes him feel better to helplessly flail his little fists against an uncaring wall?

Even if you have him on the killfile it's pretty easy to guess what he writes. It's always him whining about people here rightfully hating on EA, always. And it's sad that even with a killfile you know what he wrote.

Broken record taken to the extreme.

Even if you think people are unfair to EA, this is a fairly epic meltdown/backfire.

That keeps getting worse for EA with each day. There's really no way to defend EA on this and as Verno said one has to be either a troll or a shill to even think of defending EA at this point.

It's a clusterfuck the likes we might not see repeated this year and EA only has themselves to blame.
 
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News Comments > Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Ships; DLC Announced
6. Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Ships; DLC Announced Mar 13, 2013, 12:09 ASeven
 
People are saying the campaign can be finished under 3 hours.  
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News Comments > More on Offline SimCity
60. Re: More on Offline SimCity Mar 13, 2013, 12:07 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 11:48:
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 09:14:
EA has gone above and beyond in this latest round, they have earned every iota of condemnation from the mainstream press, people on forums and their own customers. Any suggestion otherwise is an obvious attempt to troll or shill at this point, it went well beyond that like 4 stories ago with the refund crap. EA gets treated different because they act different, bottom line is that someone just wants an attention fix and it's time for us to stop giving it to him.

I wonder why the asstard keeps quoting me, even though I've already told him half a dozen times he's on ignore. Maybe it makes him feel better to helplessly flail his little fists against an uncaring wall?

Even if you have him on the killfile it's pretty easy to guess what he writes. It's always him whining about people here rightfully hating on EA, always. And it's sad that even with a killfile you know what he wrote.

Broken record taken to the extreme.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2013, 19:38 ASeven
 
This story gets better and better as EA lies get exposed one by one.

While we're this early in the year I doubt that we'll see a worse release than SimCity the rest of the year. This one is truly something for the business books on how not to release a product and market it.
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
89. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 19:31 ASeven
 
RPS really nails this.

"What EA and Maxis have done with SimCity is attempt a year-long PR assault to suggest that the online-only nature of SimCity is designed to offer enhancements for gamers. This is simply not true. Itís utter rubbish. Itís a backward step for a format that seemed to be managing for years to offer single player and multiplayer options for games without the universe cracking in two. The idea that multiplayer-only is an enhancement is such an obvious piece of newspeak, such a ridiculous untruth, that we can only loudly and furiously react against it if weíre to not see it incredulously accepted as fact. I do worry itís maybe already too late."

"To see anyone defending EA and Maxis for the state of SimCity, even were it in perfect working order on launch, depresses me to my core. This self-flagellation-as-skincare notion, where gamers loudly and proudly defend the destruction of their own rights as consumers, is an Orwellian perversity."

This last paragraph reminds me too much of some people here.
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
75. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 15:59 ASeven
 
Taiwan's news reporting on this:

http://youtu.be/2uFEYIVKOwA
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
70. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 15:13 ASeven
 
CitiesXL is horribly broken, both in game design and technically. It's a bad city simulator all around.

City Life is pretty much SimCity Societies under another name.
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
46. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 13:34 ASeven
 
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 13:29:
This is one of those cases where I hope a crack team can come up with a method to allow offline play.

It would be quite interesting and would be the icing on this train wreck.

From the reviews of the game proper, SimCity appears to be a more streamlined game but with much less content compared to its predecessors. The simulation also pretty much breaks down when the city starts to fill its borders. Another point in common with many reviews is that the game, due to the limit size, gets boring too fast.
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
43. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 13:28 ASeven
 
EA's handling of SimCity in one handy pic:

http://imgur.com/gallery/ZEFfs4q
 
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News Comments > EA Will "Look Into" Offline SimCity; New Patch Released
65. Re: EA Will Mar 11, 2013, 13:21 ASeven
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 12:26:
Quboid wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 12:19:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 18:10:
Quboid wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 17:58:
Yes, it was pretty dumb of me. I preordered before the DRM was made public I was aware of the DRM.

It's been known nearly since the announcement and certainly before pre-orders were available.

Possibly. I was aware that it had online features, which I took to mean you can put a screenshot of your city on Facebook or something like that. I didn't realise it was always-on until months after the pre-order. Perhaps I missed something.

A little less than a month after it was announced:
http://www.bluesnews.com/s/131125/new-simcity-only-playable-online

edit: Wait! You're the third damn post in that thread:
"Awwwwww what the fuck EA. Has it come to this? I was just defending you pricks. If this is true, I sincerely hope this utterly bombs and proves me wrong."

I wish you woulda kept that opinion.

Take comfort that at least here on Blue a lot of us do stick to our word and don't buy the next crack drug game that has consumer-adverse features.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2013, 13:19 ASeven
 
When I read any of Pachter's analysis, I feel ashamed that guy has my profession. PC gaming is probably making a comeback this year? Holy fuck Pachter, next you will predict that water is most of the time wet!

Still, a silver lining from this, publisher's CEOs listen to this guy and if he says PC gaming is coming back this year then maybe we'll see publishers treating us better.

.....

On second thoughts, the farther away publishers are from the PC the better.
 
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
39. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 13:15 ASeven
 
The more you think this can't get any worse, it gets worse. SimCity will become, even more than D3 and UbiDRM, as the ultimate testament to the folly and uselessness of always-online DRM.  
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
8. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 09:20 ASeven
 
Techdirt has a nice article over this debacle.  
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News Comments > EA Will "Look Into" Offline SimCity; New Patch Released
41. Re: EA Will Mar 10, 2013, 20:46 ASeven
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 19:53:
ASeven wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 18:28:
NKD wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 17:31:
Yes, it's technically possible that the game sold 7 copies, and the Commodore 64 hosting the game couldn't handle it, but I don't think that's the most likely scenario.

Don't you go dissing the Commodore 64 now!

He was mistaken... he meant TRS-80.

Don't you go dissing the TRS-80 either!
 
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News Comments > EA Will "Look Into" Offline SimCity; New Patch Released
30. Re: EA Will Mar 10, 2013, 18:28 ASeven
 
NKD wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 17:31:
Yes, it's technically possible that the game sold 7 copies, and the Commodore 64 hosting the game couldn't handle it, but I don't think that's the most likely scenario.

Don't you go dissing the Commodore 64 now!
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
96. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 10, 2013, 10:56 ASeven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 10:51:
"The text for this review is currently unavailable. Please check back later." I'm not sure if that is supposed to be the review, but either way it's funny.

Scroll down a bit for the proper review.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
94. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 10, 2013, 10:28 ASeven
 
Ouch, Tom Chick reviews the game and says that the game design itself is broken.  
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