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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 13:14 SimplyMonk
 
Slick wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 12:10:
*also, inverted Y for life!

Preach it! First thing I do whenever I play a FPS. I blame early flight sims for this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 13:09 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:30:
A long time ago I used the arrow keys for movement but then I switched over to WASD and haven't looked back. I can't imagine wasting a mouse button on movement but whatever floats your boat I guess.

Edit: my bad I meant WASD

I used to be IJKL because I felt it gave me a wider range of options for key binds for games like Quake MEGATF. Then I grew old and lazy and just started WASD because it meant I didn't have to spend an hour configuring a new game before jumping into it. I also abandoned Right Mouse for Jump when rocket jumping was no longer a thing.

I rarely play shooters nowadays and nothing to the level where I need a wide array of key binds. My wife has a gaming mouse with 20 buttons on it and a gaming keypad which is really nice when you get used to it. She uses it for WoW, but I'm sure if I ever had the time or the interest to get into twitch gaming like I used to that would probably be my setup. Takes a hell of a lot of effort to setup, but has some nice profile options.
 
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News Comments > Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU
4. Re: Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU Sep 15, 2014, 14:39 SimplyMonk
 
Numinar wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 14:24:
More like we have a decent healthcare system, so lots of old people who vote for Ned Flanders who want to tell everyone how to live.

Ah. Well, in 30 years or so that problem should resolve itself. Sucks till then.
 
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News Comments > Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU
1. Re: Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU Sep 15, 2014, 14:21 SimplyMonk
 
Welcome to 2009, Australia!

You know, for a country filled with, what the internet tells me, is death, poison and vicious little wall-climbing bears... You'd think a little video game violence would be no big thing.

Is it that the average Australian subconscious is already teetering on the edge of insanity and even a small push would drive them into despair? Or is the violence not realistic enough and pales in comparison to the day-to-day in Australia so badly that it is an insult?
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
34. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 11:53 SimplyMonk
 
I didn't see the sense in this from MS's point of view... but that was mainly because I forgot that MS makes upwards of $2.5B a month.

With that in perspective, why the hell not buy them? Kids love Minecraft. Kids now love Microsoft. Let the good times roll. Buy that Windows 9 Phone and Tablet, kids! Free Minecraft included!
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
93. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:10 SimplyMonk
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:04:
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:02:
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:01:

I did say "game". Not franchise.

Rolleyes

Yes. Eye roll. And it is third. Tetris is #1 (by a landslide), Wii sports is second.

It is second. Wii Sports gets a huge exception because the only reason it was bought is because it was a cheap way to get another Wiimote.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
84. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 14:57 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:14:
2) Even better, what if Minecraft replaces Solitaire and comes free with Windows 9? What if it comes free with Xbone? How many more people would jump on if it all became free? Buy a Surface, play Minecraft anywhere. Buy a Windows Phone, play Minecraft anywhere

By the way, Minecraft would replace Minesweeper. Need to stick with the theme.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
47. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 11:29 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:14:
They don't tend to retroactively ruin things, they ruin new things

This.

But also it made me think... Most of the people I know that are super crazy about Minecraft are in the 8-14 age group. Children of friends or younger brothers and sisters. Its not unusual for me to be out and about and see little kids with their iPads in hand playing Minecraft while waiting in a line or eating food. Maybe this is Microsoft's goal? To soften their image to appeal to the next generation.

They've already either converted or enslaved who they can in the 16+ age bracket so now they are looking to work on the next generation as the old grandmas that still use IE3, because they think it is the only way to access their AOL e-mail, die off.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
42. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 11:18 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 10:49:
2B for what? 1 game? And the stupidity at MS continues unabated.

Yeah. Not seeing how MS really benefits from this deal. Minecraft isn't worth 2B. Scrolls and the other small titles Mojang has brewing aren't worth much and are much more niche and won't ever be as popular as Minecraft.

What? Are you going to do a Minecraft 2 that is Xbox Exclusive? What would that even be?

Sure you have the IP at that point, but a large deal of the fan base would abandon ship if MS was at the helm same way they abandoned PopCap when EA took over. They'd also probably lose a good number of key personnel as they aren't really a pro-MS work culture.

Maybe 5 years down the road that might die down, but I don't think you are going to make back that investment for a long time. Maybe 10 or 15 years from now if VR gets huge and Minecraft VR is what you use to file your taxes. Then they might turn a profit in this.

From Notch's point of view... Fuck everyone. 2B. Cha-Ching.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
33. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 8, 2014, 14:42 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 09:19:
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2014, 17:08:
Most sports aren't even sports. They're glorified hobbies. Baseball, golf, et al. are all hobbies IMO.

Err no, they're competitive physical activities which is pretty much the textbook definition of a sport.

The "physical activities" line gets a little blurry when things like Hunting, Archery, Marksmanship and Cue Sports get thrown into the mix though. They are physical, but are more about precision, control and strategy than actual exertion. I don't think it is unreasonable to consider these equivalent to eSports in regards of their physicality.

Until some governing body produces the exact number of calories that need to be burned during play in order for a competitive game to be deemed a sport, I think some eSports fall within the definition. The biggest disqualification I could see to something being a sport is if it involves a largely random component such as Poker or card games like Hearthstone. At that point you put the "skill" part into question as luck becoems a much larger component.

But ESPN doesn't really have a leg to stand on there since they show tons of Poker. Fuck. With Poker in mind, why are we having this debate at all?
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
9. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 17:41 SimplyMonk
 
I see the appeal for Twitch in this deal over Google. Better to do your own thing than be YouTube's little video game playing brother. Not really sure I see Amazon's gain in this though. I guess it would augment their modestly growing video game development initiative?

Twitch is a growing company though so it could just be that Amazon saw them as being another wing of the company that could stand on its own and their infrastructure can definitely support the traffic.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
16. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 16:24 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:05:
Basically, they're scum. Fish is also scum. Shame innocent customers are caught up in a war of entitled morons.

All very true points.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
11. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 15:57 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:39:
Stimpack wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:16:
What happened to him was really terrible, and no one deserves it. Regardless of your personal opinion of the guy.

http://i.imgur.com/oS54fpp.png

This isn't cool, and the guys who attacked him are far worse than Phil himself.

For those who weren't paying attention, that's from the polytron website.

"Don't fuck with /v/"

And people wonder why game devs rarely talk to the public anymore (wait, there was a .plan update in 2013!?) and why so many devs absolutely loathe the loud minority of their fanbase.

At the same time, Phil's also a fedora wearing jackass, so...

Lot of stuff going around about this being a false flag. Plus, "leader of 4chan.org and Anonymous"? Yeah. That sounds believable.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs
26. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs Aug 12, 2014, 13:42 SimplyMonk
 
Also keep in mind that Holiday 2015 is also when the next Uncharted is due out. This is most likely win-win for SE as I doubt they want that competition on the PS4 right out the gate. Money might not of been that big considering that.  
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs
24. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs Aug 12, 2014, 13:14 SimplyMonk
 
Can't blame SE for this. Microsoft probably made this worth it. Guaranteed cash is better than estimated cash. Based on the wording and SE not being complete morons, this will be a timed exclusivity and it will be on Steam for dirt cheap in the following months. Not a big loss since I bought it on Steam anyways for next to nothing and will probably do the same with this sequel.  
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News Comments > Steam Tags Leave Beta
2. Re: Steam Tags Leave Beta Aug 12, 2014, 10:57 SimplyMonk
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 10:31:
By now there are more banned tags than there are allowed tags.

It is my hope that the Steam tag system will eventually reach the level of IMDB tags which is awesome for its level of detail... even if it has its darker side....
 
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News Comments > SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement
3. Re: SEGA Offers Aliens Lawsuit Settlement Aug 12, 2014, 10:44 SimplyMonk
 
SEGA is a difficult company for me to hate. They are shady as fuck in a lot of ways and their support of Aliens: Colonial Marines (which probably the majority of the blame actually lies with Gearbox) was awful. They also massively screwed over people that bought Stormrise. Although, as with ACM, the developer holds the lion's share of the blame, SEGA specifically nixed and refused to pay to release a patch (360 & PS3) that would of addressed a number of issues with the game and actually make the game playable.

On the flip side, I love their nostalgia library from the Sega of days gone by and they own Relic and Atlus which are both companies I love. Any hurt to Sega will most likely be felt by both these companies which makes me sad.

If SEGA were to die, where would I get my next-gen Shining Force from?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 11, 2014, 14:14 SimplyMonk
 
I haven't played HoN in a very long time. Once DOTA2 came out, didn't much see the point as I had more faith in Valve fostering better support for a MOBA than S2. Although I've been playing more Heroes of the Storm lately than even DOTA just because it is easier to play a quick 15-25 minute game that I have no problem leaving in the middle of if the baby wakes up than a 45-60 minute DOTA game that penalizes leavers. Hell, sometimes the BOTs play better than I would in HOTS.

Any reason to give HoN another look or is pretty much just DOTA-like still with some unique hero concepts?
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Plans
14. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Plans Aug 7, 2014, 16:02 SimplyMonk
 
Ceribaen wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 15:19:
The old rank system where you can drop two ranks because you took half a week off, and only one Rank 14 allowed at a time? Those were the days...

Yeah. I didn't even bother wasting my time grinding that nonsense when I was single and in college. Now that most of the people that remember that system are potentially married, a full time job and a kid or two... Who is this supposed to appeal to?
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Plans
7. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Plans Aug 7, 2014, 11:53 SimplyMonk
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 11:13:
Hm... How about making the base game (the classic part without the expansions) completely f2p? This way I would start my first WoW game EVER!

I think up to level 20 right now it F2P. Honestly, I don't see why the wouldn't make up to 60 F2P as well. Maybe the money/time they invested in redoing the 1-60 zones in Cataclysm keeps them from doing that? Not sure, but I'd be all for it.
 
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