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Signed On Aug 10, 2010, 20:50
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News Comments > New APB Game Kickstarter
2. Re: New APB Game Kickstarter Mar 27, 2013, 11:00 bhcompy
 
Give me a kickstarter based on the real APB and you have a deal.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
12. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 14:15 bhcompy
 
descender wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 12:16:

The real problem here is that you guys see the words "season pass DLC" and your brains glaze over.

Helping to support your mod/map community is the exact opposite of evil practices like that.

Season passes are evil, shitty cash grabs. If they want to allow people to purchase maps, not make a subscription, I have no problem with that.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass
1. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Patch Has No Season Pass Mar 22, 2013, 10:28 bhcompy
 
Valve would throw any and all goodwill they've built up in the trash if they did this.  
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News Comments > SimCity: Maxis Working on Traffic Jams; Deleting "Hack" Posts
6. Re: SimCity: Maxis Working on Traffic Jams; Deleting Mar 15, 2013, 10:18 bhcompy
 
Also, Computer and Video Games notes some tweets by EA's Erik Reynolds explaining he's being 1000% transparent in admitting they are deleting forum posts about hacking SimCity to play offline. He does not forbid the discussion, but says as a violation of their Terms of Service, it can't take place on their forums (he says they support mods, but parses this with "hacks are not mods"), so users should: "Please move it to other places and continue the dialogue."

I can respect that. It's the official forum from a big multinational corporation with investors worried about their huge investment in the game. Simply saying talk about it on a fansite is more than 99% of developers will say and publishers will allow. I don't blame him for trying to do his job
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2013, 17:18 bhcompy
 
nin wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 17:00:
bhcompy wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 16:07:
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:06:
Quboid wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:02:
I've found point A to be a game breaker. At 1000 sims, I have 40% workers. Great! At 10,000 sims, I have 25% workers. Hmm. At 50,000 sims, I have 12% workers,

Sounds like you made Tulsa! Everyone who lives here apparently does nothing else except drive around town all day...

Creston

Pick me up a bowl of chili from Coneys please


Is that the one downtown? I think they finally closed...


They were open when I was there in December.. shit, they were packed(lunch). Would be sad if they closed
 
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News Comments > Low Light Combat Released
1. Re: Low Light Combat Released Mar 12, 2013, 16:52 bhcompy
 
The descriptive blurb makes me want to play this  
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2013, 16:07 bhcompy
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:06:
Quboid wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 11:02:
I've found point A to be a game breaker. At 1000 sims, I have 40% workers. Great! At 10,000 sims, I have 25% workers. Hmm. At 50,000 sims, I have 12% workers,

Sounds like you made Tulsa! Everyone who lives here apparently does nothing else except drive around town all day...

Creston

Pick me up a bowl of chili from Coneys please
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - SimCity; Refunds Offered for Launch Issues
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - SimCity; Refunds Offered for Launch Issues Mar 5, 2013, 10:04 bhcompy
 
Verno wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 09:48:
I wish the critics were taking less EA ad money and the users would ignore the DRM for 20 seconds and comment on the actual game quality. It's difficult for the average user to find a reasonable in between these days.

Ars Technica has a moderately scathing review. Cities are too small, lack of save/restore limits gameplay, traffic simulation sucks as always, bugs galore, upgrading roads destroys surrounding buildings, etc.
 
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News Comments > Jason West Retires?
20. Re: Jason West Retires? Mar 4, 2013, 17:57 bhcompy
 
spindoctor wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 12:27:

West has apparently been gone for months now. How that remained a secret till today is mystifying.

Probably the same way stuff at Valve stays secret
 
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News Comments > Failed Malazan Game Pitch
1. Re: Failed Malazan Game Pitch Mar 3, 2013, 15:39 bhcompy
 
First person shooter doesn't fit the story. Instead, something more like Commandos or something would work or an RTS/RPG or something obviously  
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News Comments > Wrath of Heroes Closing
10. Re: Wrath of Heroes Closing Feb 28, 2013, 20:58 bhcompy
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 09:21:
It's better for us if more games with this model fail. No one asked for it to begin with. Not everything has to be $60 or freemium only. There's plenty of room in between. Steam sales are proof that tons of games can sell really well at lower price points. Which is what most people want for most games. Had they made this a $20 title instead of trying to nickel and dime everyone to death they probably wouldn't have lost money on it. Just sell us a finished, complete game.

The difference is that pretty much all F2P games that I know of are hosted server dependent(either the character or the entire game) because they offer persistence and a semblance of cheat protection. DayZ is cheap and has persistence across servers without that hosted server component and it is very easily hacked because there is no central repository to store and protect the data, like TF2. Upfront fees don't pay the bills to host the servers long term, which is why Valve created Steam and added transactional content to TF2
 
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News Comments > Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale
16. Re: Homeworld and Remaining THQ IPs for Sale Feb 27, 2013, 11:07 bhcompy
 
Zadig wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 10:34:
I really enjoyed Homeworld 2 and would've liked to see more games in the series, but the RTS genre died and doesn't appear to be coming back.

It makes me nauseous to realize that a portion of the money wasted making terrible WoWclones (TOR!) could've resurrected many old series & genres. Dungeon Keeper, Syndicate, Elite, city building games etc. Hopefully kickstarter/greenlight will continue to take the money and terrible decision making away from the mouth-breathers (EA/Bioware, etc).

Dead? No. Just more niche. Sins of Solar Empire did wonderfully well. Total War games still do well. And MOBAs are doing very well. Can't really do a Homeworld MOBA, but you can do a Homeworld 4x or TW/Civ style game if you wanted to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 21, 2013, 11:00 bhcompy
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 09:29:
His answer wasn't very direct, or not entirely complete I'd say. I could see them changing their mind at some point. So unless it's stipulated in writing I wouldn't hold my breath. And at the very least they never said there wouldn't be a charge for used games - which there already is for multiplayer. I'm sure the other shoe has yet to drop on this issue.

Sony doesn't charge a thing for multiplayer used games. Publishers like EA do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 20, 2013, 13:57 bhcompy
 
All things considered, the PS3 debuted as the superior piece of hardware of the generation and still is the superior piece of hardware of the generation. Built in Bluray, WiFi, Bluetooth, rechargeable controllers, HDMI, video/audio storage/streaming capabilities, Netflix, Sony's video/game download service, etc. Many of these things were cost add-ons or appeared in later iterations of the products from other vendors. While the PS3 was ridiculously expensive, it was also very much worth the price of admission considering what you got for your money compared to the other consoles.

So, basically, I don't see unfulfilled promises as having any real effect on the success of the device. All it shows is that executives are just like politicians.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Feb 16, 2013, 17:55 bhcompy
 
The PS3 was also recently named one of the best Blu-ray players by CNET, another plus for the system.

Yea, sorry, bro, but CNET has all the credibility of Fox News and MSNBC these days.
 
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News Comments > Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games
38. Re: Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games Feb 15, 2013, 10:53 bhcompy
 
Warskull wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 19:29:
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 19:01:
Is World of Tanks any good, or is it pay2win?

It used to be extremely pay to win, the best ammo was paid ammo. I heard it is slightly less pay to win now. However, if you want a tank game, they are it.

It can be pay to win, but in normal games people rarely use gold
(paid) ammo.
 
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News Comments > Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games
6. Re: Wargaming Acquires Gas Powered Games Feb 14, 2013, 12:27 bhcompy
 
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 12:15:
Wargaming has done what? League of Legends and World of tanks? Where are they getting all these resources to buy studios left and right? Considering they just acquired Day 1 Studios as well. Is League really that successful?

Wargaming is responsible for World of Tanks, but not League of Legends.

That said, it looks like they may be looking at a MOBA or a Guild Wars type game with these acquisitions.

As far as resources, well done free to play games are cash cows right now, apparently. LoL is the most played game worldwide and World of Tanks does fairly well. The key to both is their international appeal. LoL is huge in southeast/east Asia and WoT is huge in Europe/Russia.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 15:29 bhcompy
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 15:22:
Yeah Vagrant Story was pretty solid and just needed more polish. I'd rather they put some resources into their offshoot works

On top of Vagrant Story, give me Einhander, Brave Fencer Musashi, and Bushido Blade, please.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 5, 2013, 14:38 bhcompy
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2013, 09:21:
Square Enix struggling to make money from its console games.

Chrono Trigger, get on it.

Vagrant Story, get on it.
 
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News Comments > THQ Postmortem
25. Re: THQ Postmortem Feb 1, 2013, 12:20 bhcompy
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 12:01:
Creston wrote on Feb 1, 2013, 11:31:
Publishers add nothing to the gaming industry.

Creston

Except for, you know, the capital required to make a game like GTA, Saints Row, etc.

Depends. These days, many formerly independent dev houses are now second party/subsidiary developers for publishers(such as the aforementioned Volition and DMA[now Rockstar North]). While they benefit from the capital, there is a long history of successful independent developers that self-financed or otherwise funded through publishing deals and such while still retaining their independence(Valve under Sierra is an obvious example).
 
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