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Signed On Sep 2, 2010, 18:08
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 1, 2013, 14:03 avianflu
 
That cheekiness on the way out the door will make him even less interesting to future investors. All told, foolish of him.  
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Dawns in May
5. Re: Metro: Last Light Dawns in May Mar 1, 2013, 12:40 avianflu
 
Very looking forward to this but the dev period was lonnnnnnng. Wait for lots of reviews.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
22. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 15:54 avianflu
 
TWC's CFO was sniggering under her breath the whole time she was saying that. She's knows she was bs'ing  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2013, 09:48 avianflu
 
called it

google artechnica for sony-uk-exec-ps4-used-game-question
 
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News Comments > EA All-in on Microtransactions
7. Re: EA All-in on Microtransactions Feb 27, 2013, 09:41 avianflu
 


Annoying but at the same time, it partly speaks of the now several-year-running weak game market that EA will just microtransaction everything to grab every consumer penny they can.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 27, 2013, 09:34 avianflu
 
i fear that Torvald is now in his "cranky old man phase" that happens to all us men eventually
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2013, 15:31 avianflu
 

Those other devs are pretty much beholden to publishers, and all those publishers see is that 10 million ... people bought Diablo 3.

Creston
Very true about retail sales, though the hoped-for longevity of the game isnt apparently panning out for Blizzard. The backlash was messy and notable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2013, 14:41 avianflu
 
I suspect Blizzard sat around a table and realized that a real-time auction house using real money and mandatory on-line in the console version would go as poorly as it did on PC. So they changed the game in the console version.

The only good news about the Diablo 3 fiasco is that other game devs will now think twice about creating more games with those "features."
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
2. Re: Morning Previews Feb 26, 2013, 12:20 avianflu
 
its freemium crud -- best avoided!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 25, 2013, 17:13 avianflu
 

Problem is -- there's no precedent to officially announce and present a console to the planet without showing what it looks like. SONY in particular has always made a very big deal about what their new console will look like.

So, it really stands out that they didnt do that this time. Time will tell of course.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Feb 25, 2013, 15:05 avianflu
 
the yahoo memo does indeed look like the first salvo to get people to quit their yahoo jobs "of their own volition." Shady of Yahoo.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 25, 2013, 14:57 avianflu
 
There's nothing stopping non-Sony game publishers from instituting their own anti-used game strictures, like mandatory registration with a fee if the unique serial has already been registered, or online passes.

SONY is being very coy when they say the "PS4 wont block used games." I'd be happy to be wrong.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 22, 2013, 13:46 avianflu
 
have to disagree wtf -- that they officially announced their new flagship hardware with no notion of how it would look is a huge eye-brow raiser. You just dont do that unless there's other internal issues at hand.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
23. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 22, 2013, 13:42 avianflu
 
Pure PR spin - it doesnt actually say anything or promise anything specific.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2013, 09:35 avianflu
 
mosquitoes arent the only insect that repels from Deet so they need to broaden their approach a bit if they want answers to the how and why.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 22, 2013, 09:23 avianflu
 
"Sony President admits he hasnít seen final PS4 design"

AKA -- internal chaos at SONY with occasional anxious arm-flailing at each other.
 
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News Comments > Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO
24. Re: Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO Feb 21, 2013, 19:38 avianflu
 
For years and years the "editors in charge" kept hiring college students to do one-off reviews that were (often) really really terrible.

A profound lack of editorial direction drove me away from these websites.

I am not sorry to see these 3 websites go. I am better off reading Amazon reviews.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 21, 2013, 09:26 avianflu
 


Far too risky to spend 500 bucks and find out you bought something loaded with next gen DRM. Wont know for sure until consumers actually can buy them, take them home, and turn them on. I'd be very wary to pre-buy.

Remember it is not just what is said by the PR folks, but what isnt said:

Is game activation over the internet mandatory for every disk-based title? Will used-games in some way need to be registered on the internet and SONY before they will actually play? What exactly happens when the console is in off-line mode? Are there any caveats to that mode other than the obvious ones? Do you have to be already online in order to activate offline mode? etc. Sony has already thought about all of these ideas and more.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 20, 2013, 16:28 avianflu
 

The current 360 GUI is so annoying it actively deters me from turning it on at all.

The PS3 was a real disappointment but largely because it lacked the interesting exclusives that the PS2 had all of the time.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 3; Review Roundup Feb 20, 2013, 09:25 avianflu
 
+1 to Peteham. Couldnt agree more about that: pretty much insta-kills the gameplay.

Never understood the appeal of Crysis after they made the fairly impressive Far Cry 1.
 
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