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Real Name Mordecai Walfish   
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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Op Ed
50. Re: Op Ed Aug 15, 2012, 14:46 Mordecai Walfish
Veterator wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 00:16:
So how many people would look at you like you're a lunatic when you tell them they should be buying watches that don't keep time, cars that have major mechanical issues not covered under warranty, a brand new house with a roof that leaks just a little bit, a toothbrush that doesn't clean your teeth and only has a few sharp edges, toothpaste that only makes you want vomit a little, and milk that smells like onions.

How does that even make sense?

Bad analogies galore.. The game should still be fully functional which negates all of these analogies. A watch that is difficult or unsightly to read? A car with a bad paint job, a house with shite wallpaper, a toothbrush with.. wait what?

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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Aug 15, 2012, 14:35 Mordecai Walfish
Never thought I would use the ignore function as I pride myself in not getting overly butt-hurt about petty comments, but now knowing what this f-bag's "Cult of Death" intentions are (and have been) I think it's time to use this function here!
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News Comments > More Diablo III 1.04 Details
15. Re: More Diablo III 1.04 Details Aug 15, 2012, 13:14 Mordecai Walfish
Rikevis wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 10:54:
Too little too late. D3 remains on of the greatest gaming disappointments since the follow-ups to Duke Nukem.

Agreed. The open beta goes on!
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 2013
8. Re: Farming Simulator 2013 Aug 15, 2012, 13:12 Mordecai Walfish
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 10:06:
Seriously, who buys this game?

Folks that got tired of Street Sweeper Simulator 2012.
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News Comments > Remember Me Announced
17. Re: Remember Me Announced Aug 15, 2012, 08:26 Mordecai Walfish
Nucas wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 07:15:
Zoom wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 05:05:
Yeah this one reminds me of Omikron as well... let's see if it lives up to the standards. As usual console first means compromise on something, usually map size, interaction, character models...
at least it's the ps3 and not the lowest common denominator that is the 360.

Huh? Since when did the PS3 become more appealing of a console than the 360? Or more capable in any way for that matter? They both suck.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease
9. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease Aug 15, 2012, 01:41 Mordecai Walfish
But why would you simply replay your copy when you can "Share your profile with friends online to find out who is the ultimate FINAL FANTASY fan."

Ultimate Final Fantasy Fan=Sucker in this scenario, particularly if you already have paid for/own this game.

Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 23:58:
beigemore wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 23:49:
MIDI music can be pretty awesome with the right hardware or soundfont/banks loaded.
It's getting the right banks though. But yeah, there's something special about midi music, especially on a really good soundfont set. Nothing really beat the old awe64 and Yamaha sets, they were great.

My favorite was always the Roland MT-32. I remember playing old sierra games when they first supported that, and WOW what a difference that made. It seemed like every game in the 90's had a MT-32 track.. and it made playing those supported games a completely different experience in most cases.

Anyone remember Silpheed & Sorcerian? Sierra brought those over from japan and they had two of the most intensely awesome MT-32 soundtracks I'd ever heard. The title screen to Sorcerian used to send chills down my spine.
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Aug 14, 2012, 15:30 Mordecai Walfish
Holy shit this may be the first time I've ever seen every commenter on blues share the same opinion!

And yes, fuck this article and fuck this port.

Okay, we signed a petition to bring the game to PC.. but bringing it to PC, they are not. They decided it would be a better idea to bring the PC to console levels.. what kind of fucking port is that!?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2012, 11:53 Mordecai Walfish
I remember back then coming to blues multiple times a day just to see .plan file updates from the guys at id. I did not understand much of the technical talk, but always read through it because of the respect I have for the writers and I always wanted to get into their minds and figure out what was coming down the pipeline..

The internet was so different back then, hahaha .plan files.. now we have facebook so every joe on the street can have his own. ^_^

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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Aug 14, 2012, 06:33 Mordecai Walfish
JEEZ whats with all these gamers and their EXPECTATIONS of FUN?!

I don't think this is an industry where non-risk takers really thrive in the long run.

You can blame it on gamers all you want for wanting to spend their money wisely and not be gouged for some turd of a game, as we all have been in the past.

Keep referring to your playerbase as mindless sheep who only flock to the top 5, UBI... perception is reality, isn't it?
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 14, 2012, 06:18 Mordecai Walfish
Kajetan wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 03:45:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 13, 2012, 20:48:
Yeah, that would be pretty cool. I'd love to see the Cyberdemon in HD!
Play Doom 3.

Or just play the original in HD? What is that, 1920x1080? I think we have the Doom engines/technology for this right now.
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News Comments > TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday
16. Re: TF2 Mann vs. Machine Update Wednesday Aug 14, 2012, 06:06 Mordecai Walfish
This looks like a lot of fun, finding different ways to flex your honed TF2 skills with friends should have universal appeal to fans, even if it is easily dismissed as "Horde Mode OMGLOLWTF" by your common ignoramus who would condemn free content for a great game before even trying it.

J wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 04:42:
Valve created Counter-Strike?

being that the original mod creators are part of Valve, I don't see how this is an invalid statement?
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Aug 10, 2012, 22:09 Mordecai Walfish
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 21:11:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 21:06:
Bunch of distasteful feather ruffling stuff

quotes said offensive material to double down on the profane


did someone fart?
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. removed Aug 10, 2012, 21:06 Mordecai Walfish
This comment was deleted on Aug 10, 2012, 22:03.
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 10, 2012, 20:58 Mordecai Walfish
News at 10:

Stupid ideas have difficult time with crowd-sourcing.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Rebirth Interview; Video
12. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Rebirth Interview; Video Aug 10, 2012, 19:42 Mordecai Walfish
Verno wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 14:42:
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 13:29:
As much as I want to give this game another shot, due to rabid Final Fantasy Fanboyism... Guild Wars 2.

Man I don't know, I'm about as big an FF fanboy as they come and I'm pretty dubious about this. Between the original beta/launch for this, FFXIII, FFXIII-2 and now plans for FFXIII-3 (yep Final Fantasy 13 Three) I'm left wondering if anyone sane still works there.

Agreed. As a long-time fan of the series I had to jump ship after FF 12. I gave FF13 a try but cannot give two fucks about the design choices they have been making in the past 5 or so years.

I think everything in the Nova Crystalis "series" should have been it's own fucking game and not just stapled onto the Final Fantasy name.. its just such a huge mess..
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 10, 2012, 18:26 Mordecai Walfish
nin wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 16:17:
Smartphones & tablets have rendered high-end portables obsolete.

Until they get past touch based controls, I'm going to disagree with you there. But I openly admit I may be in the minority with that opinion...

I agree. I dont consider tapping a glass screen "gaming", whether youre playing a game or not. Tactile feedback and responsiveness to interaction are a cornerstone of gaming to me. I'm not saying the glass screens on some phones/tablets are not responsive, it's just in a different way, and one that is not as suited for proper "gaming" as it is for word games and silly shit like flinging chickens around. (ASTROOO CHICKENNNNN 2000!!)

Bluetooth compatibility with ps3 controllers is very compelling for the Android platform, as that can eliminate this problem, and the PS3 controller is not horribly large or anything. Will be interesting to see if the Ouya will work with a PS3 controller, as well. =)

I think the PS Vita is just a bit overpriced/undersupported, just as the PSP was when it came out.

I finally got a PSP in 2008, after trading a friend of mine a small flatscreen tv for it. It is an original generation PSP 1000 fat and it is the best portable gaming system I've ever used. It just took a bit of "wrangling" to get around the Stupid Sony BS (tm). First there was the proprietary memory cards, which wasnt too much of a problem, because Sony used them in other products they make (the Pro Duo). I made my own with 2 micro SD cards and a converter that cost me a total of $40 for 32GB of memory card, which Sony would have gladly charged me $120+ for. Got some custom firmware on there and now I can play many classic PC games from the 90's with ease (I have Quake and Flashback installed right now-- I've played Quake all the way through on the PSP while I was waiting on a delayed flight out of Minneapolis) but Flashback is one tough motherfucking game I haven't even gotten 1/4 through that yet.

Now, we have a new proprietary format card, one SPECIFIC to the PSP, which they are going to charge even more of a premium for. This is done for service to Retail, yes.. but the reality of the situation is that they should have implemented a downloadable game system, making all of them accessible without driving out to a games store, and letting customers use their existing memory cards, whether it be MicroSD or Pro Duo or whatever. Instead Sony alienates an entire installed base of users who bought their Pro Duo crap for the PSP and now tell them that it is not enough that they paid such a premium on the last generation, but that they expect them to do the same again.
It's just terrible business strategy and seems like it was made with corporate profit as the only real determining factor, while leaving your already-installed user base out to dry, forcing them to re-pay for stuff they already own.. etc.

In times of economic downturn, you want a product that gamers will see value in, not another series of financial hurdles put in front of them just to experience that.

Imagine if the new PSP accepted SD cards, which everyone already owns. Imagine if they let you download new games whenever you want, without paying Retail premiums, say $30 for AAA portable titles. Now imagine also you were able to play the games you had bought from the Playstation store on either your PS3 or original PSP (the ones that are hardware-compatibile, anyway, which is like 99gazillion titles)

In my imagination that is a very successful platform, and one that I would have bought DAY 1, without a hesitation. Sony, in their infinite wisdom, decided it would be better to maximize profit by re-selling all the same crap over again because thats totally what people want. And we see what that led to: Hesitation to adopt, 3rd party pull-out.

The official PR line when they release the stripped down version of the Vita without the cool shit (like the touch panel) is that they were "Over-ambitious" with the Vita originally.. Truth be told; they were just too greedy.

And that they don't realize the sheer amount of profit they could make by having an accessible and compatible platform, in the first place, tells me that the absolute wrong people are steering the ship over there.

I'll probably end up being a late-adopter of the Vita at some point, mainly because of how fucking cool (and functional!) the original PSP is.. but I dont see that being any time in the near (1-2 year) future.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 10, 2012, 17:51 Mordecai Walfish
This is such BULLSHIT why do PC's get patched first! I've wanted to be able to shoot flaming horseback arrows while my horse takes a shit and see "finishing animations" for both my steed and I in the process.. and PC users got to experience that FIRST?!


/angry PS3 owner
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News Comments > Security Breach
40. Re: Security Breach Aug 10, 2012, 04:26 Mordecai Walfish
There system has likely been internally compromised since their beta, judging from the sheer amount of fuckery that's been happening since launch.

Fanboys will continue to tell you Blizzard's security is bulletproof and can do no wrong, and that it was only the end user's fault for not being a long-time WoW player and not understanding sensitive Blizzard-y things like proper account security.

Blizzard is one of those companies that I hope dies a quick and painful death. I haven't played D3 since the first month of release, and even then I had decided that I would not be contributing any money towards this game. (luckily we have a "guild" in town with a couple Wal-Mart employees that got me a cd/key for $5.)

EDIT: It's even more likely they were compromised at launch and j
just did not report it to the consumers yet. This is not about customers-- it's about profit.

Thats the problem with this whole story.. You simply cannot trust EA/Activision to be upfront about a hack in their game within a couple months of release, because they realize it would absolutely wreck their sales.. and that is *all* that matters internally now. Even if they're required to disclose consumer-affecting security breaches by law, they can just pretend they didn't know beforehand and all is well.

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News Comments > PAYDAY - The Heist Wolfpack DLC Released
19. Re: PAYDAY - The Heist Wolfpack DLC Released Aug 8, 2012, 15:40 Mordecai Walfish
Prez wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 08:25:
Definitely going to buy it. For some reason I LOVE this game. So addicting.

Ditto. I've had a strange addiction to this one too.. perhaps since I unlocked that superbly overpowered reinbeck shotgun.
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Aug 8, 2012, 04:08 Mordecai Walfish
Lactose The Intolerant wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 21:28:
New link

Thanks I was looking for a working link ^_^

Devs might not want people to see this non-PR approved video, but fans that have been waiting for 6+ years for this mod will likely find a way to watch it, no mater what is done by the Black Mesa team to prevent it.
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