Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Mikey D

Real Name Mikey D   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Closed Betas
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description I enjoy testing and developing video games.
Other than that, No comment
Homepage http://www.closedbetas.com
Signed On Apr 20, 2010, 08:25
Total Comments 273 (Amateur)
User ID 55662
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ] Older >


News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Next Week
36. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Next Week Mar 3, 2013, 00:36 Closed Betas
 
Completely disagree, and i been around arma long enough to know the truth, most buy their copies off steam for reasons steam alone cause problems with their boot options.. making playing on modded servers a huge headache, and the utilties out there reak havoc with steam users to the point, people have to mod files by hand and get lucky if itll boot in the servers out there...

Steam is contradictory to Arma end users, plain and simple and the interview clearly says they are doing it for DRM reaons, because stand alone was'nt ready for a suitable option and obviously steam was an easy out
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Lord British's Countdown
21. Re: Lord British's Countdown Mar 3, 2013, 00:19 Closed Betas
 
nothing to see here, what a wackjob  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > TACTICAL INTERVENTION This Month
2. Re: TACTICAL INTERVENTION This Month Mar 1, 2013, 23:31 Closed Betas
 
tested it probably 2 years ago... was not impressed at that time, but they also were in no position to be testing it.. they seemed to not even have an office set up.. Don't know what to expect at this stage.. but i wont be booting it back up.. Think it was released already maybe trying again a 2nd time? lol  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Heroes & Generals Open Beta
11. Re: Heroes & Generals Open Beta Mar 1, 2013, 23:21 Closed Betas
 
played the game, it could have been a great game, another FPS trying to be a MMORPG and P2W tactics... WW2 games are great in general for a reason... The technology, the story, and the ironsight weapons that just make for a great video game...

I wanted to love this game, it impressed me in the first few minutes of playing the demo/tutorial mission

Unfortunately, many things just led me to alt-f4 to never return...

1. P2W, I was attacking a point. I seen a enemy and he seen me but I was behind a wooden barricade... I retreated when out of site, and took a prone position, knowing he would be aggressive thinking, i'd be standing behind the wooden barricade.. Life is questionable at this point, a gamble must be made.. I guessed he would be coming from his left, (or the right side of the barricade in front of me) because its common most players play that (I'm a well trained mental tactics guru) I go prone and zoom in on the spot... 3 seconds later holding my breath in anxiousness, he comes out and I fire my M1 Carbine, the most perfect gun to have in this scenario of about 40meters, with my iron site dug into his chest (and i've shot enough m1's to know how to aim for all the haters out there :p... The shot came out, and I should have had a instant kill and very satisfying feeling, getting my first kill.... Sadly the random newb ballistics made the bullet go nowhere close, followed by the game mechanics to pretty much blind me and take my sight way out of perspective so next shot takes longer... This is not a reason to play a FPS game... Give my gun, and its capibilities, and don't fuck with it... Shooting games are for twitch gamers, and those who practice should excel, not controlled by time spent in game, or money spent..... Sadly, i lost all gratification, missing this shot, being blinded, not able to really zoom in fast enough for a 2nd shot, to have this unskilled nub run out in front of me at 30 meters and actually shoot me like nothing with his more experience ranked gun.... What a turn off..

2. The other things that irked me, was the total unpolish and outright laziness of the terrain designer... So many 3d models not having transparent textures put on the edges, so when walking over a bridge for example, the models were either not lined up quite right, or their textures were fighting for monitor viewing rights... so they create that annoying flickering.. (If you ever played 2nd life you probably know what i mean) These things tell me the game is rushed, and no care is given and hardly would anyone care to go back and fix up all this stuff...

p2w, undesired deviation, and weapon control that wont work unless you pay.. sadly i cant support it, and dont find it entertaining one bit... Very sad because it has that feeling it could be really fun, and was actually the closest thing I have seen in a long time to being a quality shooter... unfortunately it will fade out and just be milked for quick cash.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
55. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 28, 2013, 18:39 Closed Betas
 
Lol, cry on Ubisoft, your household ban will remain forever, you don't get to play dictator, and when it has failed in your face, come crying home, ok sorry we will change..... We will be united and see you fall of the face of the earth in the corruptilism world you dream of... facist consumers is what you have bred  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Next Week
33. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Next Week Feb 27, 2013, 20:45 Closed Betas
 
The only reason they chose steam was for DRM, lets quit the BS...
They could have just skipped the DRM and any fan who would play it would buy it anyway. The company is not the brightest bunch on the planet, they truly don't know how they are starving themselves with their pompous attitude and behavior on their own forums. Basically shitting down their own customers throats thinking their on some mighty high horse, if you ever spend a day there reading anything.. . If it was not for the mass cult following of the zombie apocalypse fans and the simple fact the governments are funding the real work being done, this company would be belly up... Nothing truly impressive has come out, their laving their core focus "infantry combat" for years now... the new technology they think is what is their fanbase is far from it...

Only way Arma 3 will be a success is when they realize they are a sandbox and fix their documentation, help coders code their game and watch the entire world of pc gamers bookshelves have a license and a thrill to boot up

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
38. Re: Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale Feb 27, 2013, 20:24 Closed Betas
 
Closed Betas screeches..
"worms are people to ya know"

oh nooooooooooooooo squak
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
37. Re: Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale Feb 27, 2013, 20:21 Closed Betas
 
Man, would I cream to get my hands on the Worms IP. Will you all kickstart me $$, if I take it and promise a new amazing multiplayer experience build on the old school worms tradition :p~~~~~

This would actually be a forfillably dream... wonder what it would go fo

 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Next Week
10. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Next Week Feb 26, 2013, 21:50 Closed Betas
 
Half the initial features, I dont think new character models as promised, think they just sped up the old ones... interface has some easier interaction... I have VBS2 2.0 license and wasn't too impressed with that release, so not thinking this Arma 3 is going to blow anyone's mind away... Probably another step away from what this games core focus should be...  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > More Valve Layoffs
7. Re: More Valve Layoffs Feb 13, 2013, 21:57 Closed Betas
 
Definate drama coming here, someone didnt jump when told to jump...
it will be out soon enough
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Revealed
2. Re: Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Revealed Feb 13, 2013, 21:52 Closed Betas
 
Probably should have just made a zombie game, seems more fitting for this engine/game type.

Is it stand alone or expansion. both? why call it both?
Basically its its own game, but do you need the version, not if its stand alone right?
can you say confusion...

Something tells me its probably like the same game, just replaced model with zombies and a tad bit of changes ...

It's a shame games like this don't come with modding tools..
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Developer: Demos Kill Sales
35. Re: Developer: Demos Kill Sales Feb 12, 2013, 22:59 Closed Betas
 
Golwar wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 18:56:
I agree with Schell's statement, it makes sense.

I can't remember when a demo made me buy a game the last time, when I initially didn't already plan to purchase it. Kingdoms of Amalur might have been the last candidate, though I didn't end up buying that game.

I generally don't play that many demos anymore these days. Those are imho relicts from an age before the internet. When you only had 1-3 gaming magazines and no other sources. Today we have instant access to tons of reviews and opinions, not to mention all those videos.
Add on top the experience of some dozens years of gaming and ... uh, whatfor would I really really need a demo?

Well if your like me, you realize that demo's were also an abused form of marketing by guess who... EA

I recall trying a demo out of the new Tiger Woods Golf game back in the day.. play the 17th hole at Sawgrass..

The demo was awesome, the gameplay felt so real.... got the game... the WAS NOTHING LIKE IT.. the gameplay was nothing like the demo, the graphics was nothing like the final product!!

Could tell the demo was so optimized and glorified the game play...... So much, i told all my friends the game sucked...
once again.. demo kills sales i guess, but bottom line was the product quality was the ultimate reason

I hope i didnt just train more idiots into cheating their demos by overpolishing phoniness
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Developer: Demos Kill Sales
34. Re: Developer: Demos Kill Sales Feb 12, 2013, 22:53 Closed Betas
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 20:10:
Narf2029 wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 17:42:
DEMOS KILL SALES: A demo of a shitty game lets people know it's shitty before they buy. Thus, less sales. Next!
Am I the only one that sees this slightly differently? That this isn't about game quality?

Demos don't kill the sales of games based on their quality, but rather based on their hype. If you throw an 8 digit marketing campaign behind a game, you're going to build up a ton of hype for that game. People are going to be talking about your game, theorizing about your game, wanting your game. The entire point of marketing is to create demand for a product; to convince consumers that they absolutely must buy your game.

To that end, releasing a demo is shooting yourself in a foot. You've spent all this money creating demand, so the last thing you want to do is to give consumers a way to satiate their demand for free. If there's a demo, some portion of the consumer base is going to have their product lust satisfied. Conversely withholding a demo means that the only way they can satisfy that lust is to buy the game.

When purchasing decisions are based on emotions and irrationality, demos are your enemy. Demos are for people making rational decisions, which is not what heavily hyped AAA games are going for.

Naah, Rule #1
Know who your market is....
Your market is kids, most probably don't have a ton of money...
You want them to try and play a game, then they will invest what little they have...

2 problems... Too much selection, too much crap... = DEMO KILLS SALES.... a good product can never lose from a demo, its nothing short of HYPE, it is the hype.. it's even better, its the hook
but people don't pay for crap.. .and sorry crap is all thats out there on a grand scale
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Developer: Demos Kill Sales
29. Re: Developer: Demos Kill Sales Feb 12, 2013, 18:25 Closed Betas
 
Narf2029 wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 17:42:
DEMOS KILL SALES: A demo of a shitty game lets people know it's shitty before they buy. Thus, less sales. Next!

Lol, so they finally admit the true reason... Nope not about putting all effort into the product, not about anything but making sure they scam the customer.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ShootMania Beta Updated
2. Re: ShootMania Beta Updated Feb 11, 2013, 20:02 Closed Betas
 
games that will never sell always stay in beta..

Should rename beta to milkshake.

Milking it for all it's worth....
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam in Hot Water in the EU?
1. Re: Steam in Hot Water in the EU? Feb 1, 2013, 20:53 Closed Betas
 
fuck steam, since i have left them, and went back to physical copies, life has been so much merrier... In fact, I am spending less on physical these days.. And the software is mine, not rented.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > EA Financials - Medal of Honor Getting a "Rest"
32. Re: EA Financials - Medal of Honor Getting a Feb 1, 2013, 20:27 Closed Betas
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 21:22:
RollinThundr wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 17:24:

Not sure if you've read many of Cutter's political post but he clearly hates capitalism anyway so to him EA really is evil.

Capitalism isn't without many major flaws, people have plenty of reasons to hate it these days as it's looking more and more like it will be a historical failure in a longer context.

Capitilism is awesome, what you are experiencing these days, is called Corruptilism... with a hint of communism..

If you have not noticed, its all about securing exclusive rights, to ensure you dominate the market and bleed competion to inflate profits..

Fact is.. There once used to be a law that was. to sell or provide a service for a minimal profit.. that minimal is now non existant... its rape and plunder, and kill any way possible.. which is why capitilism looks bleak right now... Its greed and until you vote out every politician from now for the next 20 years every term.. nothing will change.. you have to get their educated ways of abusing the systems out of office... you can't legally steal the country blind if you don't know the tricks
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Dirty Bomb Alpha Access
18. Re: Dirty Bomb Alpha Access Feb 1, 2013, 18:16 Closed Betas
 
"Hi suckers play three times the price before seeing our game.. but no fret, it will be in this same shit condition as launch like our last three.."

Hey devs, your morons and we now know it... We won't pay 69.99 for a triple aaa at release, you think your going to get 120 for an alpha... lol good luck with your 6 sales, you've insured my disinterest forever.. Not only will you tank.. you now have a fan base that is going to ENJOY YOUR TANKING
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > The Showdown Effect Beta Today
1. Re: The Showdown Effect Beta Today Jan 31, 2013, 18:37 Closed Betas
 
fight to the death or die trying... some serious drug abuse going on here.. get some help  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ROAM If You Want To
27. Re: ROAM If You Want To Jan 31, 2013, 18:26 Closed Betas
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 10:40:
Closed Betas wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 08:17:
Closed Betas wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 08:12:
dj LiTh wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 06:15:
Closed Betas wrote on Jan 31, 2013, 00:47:
Think about that next time you won't pony up $59.99 for that AAA title... and remember the $100 you spend on this B studio crap

Enjoy Sim City online douche

Hey, I'm going to make a game better than wow, a superb theme park sand box with massive pve, but massive pvp on the side with FPS and unlock system like no other. It's going to have a grand story and so much lore you'll cream in your pants.. Just fund me $500 (the cost of my studio months rent) for a super gold supporter badge and free t-shirt.. My game is 80% done already.. But I am going to act like we are just starting.. Don't worry, you'll get a forum badge to rep yourself. You iN?

Oh I failed to meet my goal, hey wait, I just marketed it wrong.. Let me try again

It has massive PvP with a Solo-Centric Quest Line, set in a linear open world where its not P2W, but pay to dress up after making sure you have to buy our subscription to our f2p game, that requires NO MONEY DOWN! Oh btw I was the lead developer for not one, but 2 game studios that unfortunately just closed down and me and my dog rusty are going to make this ourselves...

I've yet to see a game that gets a following on Kickstarter that happens to be an MMO... I'm sure I'm wrong and there is something out there but...

Also, just because you can't see the point of Kickstarter, does not make it an invalid platform. I've pitched in money to a few games now that I have total confidence will release. Wasteland 2, Double Fine Adventure, Carmageddon, and now this game; ROAM.

Lol, I've seen the point to kickstarter, before project 1 launched... and they have been laughing to the bank since on your investment money
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
273 Comments. 14 pages. Viewing page 4.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo