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Signed On Aug 23, 2010, 19:35
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News Comments > Korean FTC Raids Blizzard Over Diablo 3
20. Re: Korean FTC Raids Blizzard Over Diablo 3 Jun 1, 2012, 12:53 SimplyMonk
 
This is what happens your the substantial percentage of your country's economy is based on internet cafe's and tax revenue from Starcraft Tournament awards.  
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News Comments > Dota 2 F2P & Store Details
11. Re: Dota 2 F2P & Store Details Jun 1, 2012, 12:48 SimplyMonk
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 01:55:
I find this game to be very boring. It's just so repetitive.

Valid point, but like with most competitive games, repetition is made part of the game to establish a level playing field. Like fighting or sports games. There is no "spikes & lava" field for soccer, although it would make the game more interesting to me.

I miss Mutant League sports games.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2012, 11:57 SimplyMonk
 
nin wrote on May 31, 2012, 09:13:
SimplyMonk wrote on May 30, 2012, 21:11:
space captain wrote on May 30, 2012, 20:59:
the christian church is well established and even more well leveraged... if you dont think they are pushing an agenda on people then you are so fully retarded that its amazing you are actually able to read written words

Your ideas intrigue me. Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?


Oh god no...don't encourage him.


Well, some of us like to watch train wrecks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 31, 2012, 11:51 SimplyMonk
 
Gaikai emerges as Sony acquisition frontrunner

I am intrigued. Still don't think the tech or bandwidth support is there yet for this, but Sony has a lot better chance of getting it done than Gaikai did by itself.

Even if this completely flops and nothing really happens from it, Gaikai has always shown a lot more sense than OnLive has in this frontier. Stay small and focus on something achievable and sell out when you can get a good price.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2012, 21:11 SimplyMonk
 
space captain wrote on May 30, 2012, 20:59:
the christian church is well established and even more well leveraged... if you dont think they are pushing an agenda on people then you are so fully retarded that its amazing you are actually able to read written words

Your ideas intrigue me. Do you have a newsletter I can subscribe to?
 
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News Comments > SMITE Closed Beta Tomorrow
3. Re: SMITE Closed Beta Tomorrow May 30, 2012, 16:49 SimplyMonk
 
MadBoris wrote on May 30, 2012, 15:47:
We need to ramp up some Tribes changes or some players will tire and noobs won't be able to learn on the elite matches.

True. To be honest, I haven't kept up with Global Agenda at all so I don't know how much attention they are giving to it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2012, 11:51 SimplyMonk
 
Verno wrote on May 30, 2012, 10:58:
Part of me really wants to wait and just mourn for awhile but another part wants another little companion again as soon as possible.

Get a new little one. Remember and cherish your memories of Lucy, but getting a new companion can do wonders in easing their passing and making memories of Lucy bring a smile to your face instead of tears.
 
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News Comments > SMITE Closed Beta Tomorrow
1. Re: SMITE Closed Beta Tomorrow May 30, 2012, 11:31 SimplyMonk
 
Ugh. MOBA.

Anyways, it looks intriguing. By all the games being churned out by Hi-Rez studios I guess they are doing pretty well. None are amazingly complex or really involve a story at all, but it is good to see that they have found a niche and are doing well with it.

If I get into the beta I'll look forward to giving this a shot or if not will try it out when I assume it will go FTP as most of their other titles.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Patch
11. Re: Diablo III Patch May 29, 2012, 14:25 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on May 29, 2012, 14:18:
I found this leaked video of the upcoming, unannounced D3 expansion

"No cooldown on his warcry?"
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Event Details May 29, 2012, 13:13 SimplyMonk
 
Agent.X7 wrote on May 29, 2012, 12:06:
(Everyone acts so much more civil when they're not competing for resources.)

That's a statement for humanity in general.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 29, 2012, 11:43 SimplyMonk
 
Wesh.com did a brilliant job choosing that picture for Curt Schilling.  
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News Comments > Zenimax TMs "Hearth Fire"
1. Re: Zenimax TMs May 29, 2012, 11:37 SimplyMonk
 
What?

"Fus Ro Dah" - Sure. Whatever.
"Dragonborn" - That's pushing it a bit there, Zeni. Don't think that will fly, but don't really knock you for trying.
"Hearth Fire" - You guys are retarded.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Delay; Beta Details
5. Re: The Secret World Delay; Beta Details May 25, 2012, 13:56 SimplyMonk
 
NKD wrote on May 25, 2012, 12:24:
Needs about a 4-6 month delay IMHO.

The first thing I did when I read the news and saw "Due to market reasons..." was load up all the video game releases scheduled around its initial release date and see what it was trying to avoid competition with. There is literally NOTHING getting released in the anywhere near its release date that would at all compete with it.

The only reasons I could figure for pushing it back was:

1) The game isn't ready, but they didn't want to say that
2) They wanted to distance themselves a few paychecks away from Diablo 3, but they knew D3's release well in advance
3) GW2 doesn't look like it will release in June, so they figured they could push back and still be first to market

Ignoring any internal reasons such as failures on a production level or fiscal quarter maneuverings, (1) to me seems the most likely. They know they need work and with nothing on the horizon except GW2 to really worry about they figured they can take the additional time, although the amount of time may not be enough for that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 25, 2012, 13:48 SimplyMonk
 
Beamer wrote on May 25, 2012, 11:42:
Cutting jobs isn't always due to greed. Sometimes it's a necessity.

Couldn't agree more. Been following HP for awhile and this is the one of the few moves I've seen in a number of years that suggests there might be more in store for the future of the company than a slow death.
 
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News Comments > Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches
7. Re: Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances Launches May 25, 2012, 00:25 SimplyMonk
 
Keith wrote on May 24, 2012, 23:52:
*sigh* Another CnC game that sucks balls. To add insult to injury, there wasn't even anything for me to delete. That usually makes me feel better when I find I am playing a turd.

You could delete it and its cookies from your browsing history. That might help a little.
 
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News Comments > 38 Studios Closed?
6. Re: 38 Studios Closed? May 24, 2012, 19:37 SimplyMonk
 
That was a very lofty goal. Most of the big name titles like "Mass Effect 2", "Prototype" and "Army of Two" barely did 1.2M in the first 90 days and I'm sure that wasn't their break even point. It did decently well, to be honest, but if their break even point was that high they really should of focused on bringing their costs down.

Then again, that is just my two cents and I'm not expert in game development or financing in the least. Just looking at what their target was seems very unrealistic for what they were pushing.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hotfixes
6. Re: Diablo III Hotfixes May 24, 2012, 13:11 SimplyMonk
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 24, 2012, 12:51:
Didnt read through since i am only at Act III, but I can see them nerfing Soul Harvest.

Yeah. I keep taking this out and putting it into my build constantly. Same with Spirit Walk. I want to try doing something different or playing around with different specs, but Soul Harvest + Pierce the Veil seem to creep into every build I have that doesn't rely purely on pets.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 11:43 SimplyMonk
 
.net_Drifter wrote on May 24, 2012, 01:37:
Thor just felt like the odd man out in both his movie and The Avengers.

I think that is just the nature of the character. I forget where I heard it, but a interesting character concept for Thor was that he was just a normal human that through a twist of events (can't remember the specifics) received god-like powers and basically went crazy and started calling himself Thor and that he was a Norse god. He was a crazy guy with the powers of a god. Felt a lot more believable to me than trying to establish the actual existence of the Norse pantheon and its mythology which is nothing but pain, suffering and eventually Ragnarok (more pain and suffering).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
104. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 20:00 SimplyMonk
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 23, 2012, 19:27:
Load times are more based on your media transfer rates.

Truth, but my point was more meant to illustrate that high-end hardware can decrease game development costs (unless you have esoteric configurations like PS3 Cell). My fault for choosing a poor example.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Claims Sales Record
101. Re: Diablo III Claims Sales Record May 23, 2012, 19:24 SimplyMonk
 
NegaDeath wrote on May 23, 2012, 19:03:
With the skyrocketing costs of game development I doubt many studios are asking for a huge hardware increase either.

Why not? If you are bad at coding and don't want to spend time performance tweaking your shit, you can always just throw hardware at it. Takes five minutes to load each level? Give it another 16 gigs of RAM, another 8 CPUs (although making use of those is most likely more challenging) and 2 more GPUs. Load times non-existent!
 
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