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Signed On Aug 10, 2010, 20:50
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News Comments > Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend
23. Re: Hi-Rez on F2P Tribes Ascend Jul 10, 2011, 23:30 bhcompy
 
DDI wrote on Jul 10, 2011, 21:35:
Look at World of Tanks, sure you can earn some stuff through gameplay. But it will take you literally months to earn the same stuff someone can buy in a few minutes.

Err, not quite. WoT has a few tanks you can purchase, but they are not great tanks and they aren't the same tanks you can earn through exp. The only thing that actually affects the regular tanks is that you can use cash to convert unused experience for one tank into "free exp" that can be used on any tank.

What it looks like Tribes Ascend is going to get is very similar to the WoT model. Pay for a premium account and exp/cash/whatever will be earned at an increased rate.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Specs?
43. Re: Battlefield 3 Specs? Jul 8, 2011, 21:57 bhcompy
 
zirik wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 20:05:
PacoTaco wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 19:51:
EA just fucked themselves on this one, the stock should drop after the forecast is cut by 50%. No XP, FU EA!

i can sympathize with the XP users. why is it that EA can make the game run on the 360 and PS3 which basically have the same visuals as DX9 while PC users are forced to upgrade to vista. at least allow XP users to turn down the visuals to console levels in order to play the game.

Err, maybe you missed the PS3 demo they played on Jimmy Failon. It is a very obvious downgrade in visual quality
 
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News Comments > New Battlefield 3 Details
40. Re: New Battlefield 3 Details Jul 8, 2011, 21:49 bhcompy
 
Matshock wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 18:26:
Like mentioned earlier, MGs and suppressive fire is what rules modern infantry battle. Snipers and rifle marksmen work in around the cover created by suppression and then go to work on the flanks.


When has Battlefield ever been about realism?
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Announced
7. Re: PlanetSide 2 Announced Jul 8, 2011, 11:28 bhcompy
 
Tumbler wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 11:23:
It looks like Halo...why does it look like halo? It's got a fucking purple tank that shoots slow blue projectiles...and there is a dropship in the last scene...

Do the soldiers have regenerating shields?

I have a really bad feeling about this.

Uh, Planetside has had purple tanks, slow blue projetiles, and dropships for 8 years. And actually has gameplay depth. Something that Halo has little of
 
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News Comments > New Battlefield 3 Details
34. Re: New Battlefield 3 Details Jul 8, 2011, 10:06 bhcompy
 
MattyC wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 09:34:
everyone wrote on Jul 8, 2011, 08:12:
Snipers were never a problem - or even used much - in BF2. Why would you assume they will be in BF3?

Did you ever play Bad Company 2?

Aircraft are sniper equalizers. They are fast and they'll make it much easier to spot them. If we get the 2 pilot variety with a guided bomb, it makes it even better to grief the snipers.
 
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News Comments > New Battlefield 3 Details
33. Re: New Battlefield 3 Details Jul 8, 2011, 10:02 bhcompy
 
Are they going to change the non-bipod accuracy of the LMGs? Are they going to add barrel overheating like real LMGs so you can't fire that entire 100-200 round belt in one go? Are they going to remove the scope option? They're already overpowered as is.  
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News Comments > 2011 Games Industry to Top $74B
22. Re: 2011 Games Industry to Top $74B Jul 6, 2011, 14:45 bhcompy
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 14:12:
Fion wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 12:36:
Creston wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 11:51:

Also, $74B in revenue, and yet none of them make a profit.

Creston

It's the same kind of wackjob accounting that let Newline claim they lost money on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

I'd like to believe it's just funny accounting and those most of these publishers are actually doing fine but look at the stock prices for EA, THQ, Ubisoft and others in recent years. Down, down, down. Funny accounting means that they made money and just make it look like they didn't, which investors know. When stock prices and market valuations are dropping, that usually means they're actually not making any real money. The board of directors and the CEO get most of their wealth from the shares they own and in recent years, all those shares have been worth less.

This was true in the past, but in today's market, stock prices and market valuations that are dropping can be simply from not growing enough. Games are somewhat seasonal and have long dev cycles, and the market media/investors push quarterly earnings growth as the big ticket investing measurement. Coupled with that, investors are increasingly making short term investments. Gaming companies can lose money all year and make it up at Christmas, but investors don't like to see that. They like to see big growth every quarter, so they can make cash on the bump seen at earnings release and quarterly press conferences(look at what Netflix did this week for an indication of that).
 
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News Comments > On BF3 Multiplayer
22. Re: On BF3 Multiplayer Jul 1, 2011, 09:35 bhcompy
 
Matshock wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 17:41:
Yep, then you'd have to layer in more recoil, ballistics and the effects of physical stress on shooting.

Then you'd be playing ARMA.

I thought BC2 came close to a good balance, my only big gripes: The idea of medics toting LMGs was a bit ridiculous. Recoil was a bit light in many instances (M60) and falling more than 8 feet should be an insta-kill.

LMGs are ridiculously overpowered as is. Little recoil, massive damage, sniper scopes(well, the 4x), and no overheating. Biggest pile of horse shit in the game
 
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News Comments > Upcoming PC Shooter Tease
38. Re: Upcoming PC Shooter Tease Jul 1, 2011, 09:31 bhcompy
 
pcrequired wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 20:18:
The screenshot looks good, always welcome a futuristic game with open arms.

Darks wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 15:06:
Itís kind of funny how most PC only titles are coming out of the European theater while the USA seems to be going after the console market only. Not that I mind, I just wish more of the American developers would go this route too.
Eastern European developers are leading the PC market and have been IMO for the past decade. Look at Mafia, Hidden & Dangerous, almost the entire catalog from 1C Company. The US lost it's way a long time ago and have no idea how to get back. Maybe the next Duke Nukem game and Aliens from Gearbox will give hope!

When game developers(or their publishers) are publicly owned, awesome projects just don't happen very often. $$$$ comes first, creativity and innovation second.
 
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News Comments > Upcoming PC Shooter Tease
15. Re: Upcoming PC Shooter Tease Jun 30, 2011, 15:59 bhcompy
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2011, 14:33:
I was going to say shades of Bladerunner with a fantasy angle. Nice artwork at any rate.

Bladerunner, Neuromancer, etc, yea. Bioshock? Uh, no.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
43. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 29, 2011, 09:28 bhcompy
 
Agrikaan wrote on Jun 29, 2011, 00:58:
"ALL VERY PREDICTABLE FEEDBACK".
"...we look at what our players do and less of what they say"
- Hilmar, CCP CEO.

After 7 years with 4 accounts, its bye bye.

Can I have your stuff?
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
28. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 28, 2011, 16:58 bhcompy
 
necrosis wrote on Jun 28, 2011, 16:22:
Nah its the simple thing of 'those who have the money get the gear'. Some only have time to burn on the game. Others have the money. The people that only have time to burn are now pissed at those who have the money.

It is also the fear that X player spend 2 years getting ISK to get Y item. When player A can hop in the game and in 2 seconds have that Y item if he has the IRL cash for it. Which honestly I do not blame player X for being pissed.

Err, this has been that way in EVE for quite a long time. CCP sanctions converting real cash to ingame cash through the ETC/PLEX system that many users use. Market value for one PLEX last week(30 day sub, $17.50 each[must buy in pairs for $35]) was about 390m ISK. You can buy anything you want with that, including characters.

The people that are pissed are the ones that don't understand that it already exists and that the system is only being expanded to the new currency(AURUM). The new currency, of course, can be acquired via PLEX, which you can buy with ISK. And items bought with AURUM can be sold directly for ISK. The problem comes from the fact that CCP is not capable of this kind of communication to its fanbase. They tried with infographics like this, but it didn't help.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Player Exodus?
17. Re: EVE Online Player Exodus? Jun 28, 2011, 15:15 bhcompy
 
Flatline wrote on Jun 28, 2011, 13:39:
For some reason EVE players take it up the ass and just keep coming back for more.

Because the game is that goddamned good.

As far as these whiners, they're taking it way out of proportion. There's only one issue that matters: can you buy shit(ships, ammo, skillpoints) with real money to win in internet spaceships? If it's true, the game should be F2P and go to the World of Tanks model. It's not unprecedented. As it is, it already kind of is true, since you can trade cash for ISK legally and in turn buy ships, ammo, and skilled up characters. In the end, boo hoo. The game is unique, and it will remain so regardless of these decisions.
 
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News Comments > Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary
8. Re: Anarchy Online 10th Anniversary Jun 24, 2011, 09:43 bhcompy
 
Played it way back in 01. Fun game. Made it to level 50 or so before I quit(elitist exclusive pvp turned me off). Fantastic weather effects for an engine of that time, too.

Did they ever come up with a talking Leet plush doll? I always wanted one..
 
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News Comments > EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam
1. Re: EA Didn't Pull Crysis 2 from Steam Jun 15, 2011, 16:19 bhcompy
 
Surprised it took this long for comment. I'd say this is a blackeye for Steam then, very similar to what Apple does with iOS and what MS does with 360/XBL(and why Valve went with Sony/PSN for Steam, which seems a bit hypocritical now).  
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News Comments > EVE Online, League of Legends, and More Hacked
21. Re: EVE Online, League of Legends, and More Hacked Jun 15, 2011, 10:17 bhcompy
 
CommunistHamster wrote on Jun 15, 2011, 05:12:
Besides a day or two of downtime for a few games, this "hacking binge" we're in currently will benefit gamers in the future as it will ensure companies properly secure things.

It will also ensure that the government interfere with the internet more than they already do. All of your data will be routed and examined through a government proxy, comrade.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online, League of Legends, and More Hacked
13. Re: EVE Online, League of Legends, and More Hacked Jun 14, 2011, 23:15 bhcompy
 
creatorswhim wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 22:07:
Servers were unavailable; children go to sleep hungry and people lose their homes when internet games are broken.

Think of the children, LulzSec.

Well, the Russians lose real good money when this happens at least. Maybe the KGB will get on it Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > KAOS Studios Closed
14. Re: KAOS Studios Closed Jun 13, 2011, 17:04 bhcompy
 
DangerDog wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 13:57:
Can we finally put it to rest that KAOS is never going to live up to their "Desert Combat" roots.


This is true, but neither is DICE going to live up to 1942 or BF2 anymore, at least for multi.
 
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News Comments > BF3 Preorder Backlash
5. Re: BF3 Preorder Backlash Jun 13, 2011, 10:28 bhcompy
 
What are the bonuses?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
54. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 13, 2011, 09:47 bhcompy
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 08:00:
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 07:03:

I've found that folks defending DNF are simply doing so for attention.


And are making PC Gamers looks worse than console gamers when it comes to tastes in gaming. Defending an atrocious game does not make PC gamers look any good.

Duke fans were always the "special" sort on PC.

 
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