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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Nov 23, 2012, 15:41 Mordecai Walfish
 
Holy crap, The PS Vita is on sale for $180 in a bundle with Assassin's Creed on Amazon


Finally a tempting price for this.. I might actually pick one up
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Launches
40. Re: PlanetSide 2 Launches Nov 21, 2012, 18:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
jakecroft wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 17:23:
Wow I expected to see others having CTD issues. I played the beta for months and although I would occasionally crash, this new build will not work for me. I have 2 totally different systems one is a intel 2500k and the other is an AMD 6 core both have 8 gig ram and both have nvidia cards one is a 660ti and the other is a 560ti. I downloaded both systems from Steam and both computers CTD within 30 seconds of the start of the game. Ive tried differnet sets of drivers even the beta ones that say they are specific for PS2 stability. On the forums there are many others that have the same issue as myself CTD over and over. This is by far the worst launch of any game ive seen personally but it seems others have no issues playing it. The one good thing is the game was totally free if this game was not free and it was something I bought I would be losing my mind but I have so many other games to play right now it doesnt really matter. I played Planetside 1 and really liked it but that one was a pay to play and I quickly lost interest once I got into battlefield. This one I played in the beta and It seems good but It looks like a game where you will have the upper hand if you decide to pay some money for. The devs said its not going to be a pay to win type of game but it sure looks like one.

I CTD, but it is random and never within 30 seconds of starting the game. Since launch I've CTD'd 4 or 5 times actually. (amd phenom2 quadcore 4 gigs ram gtx480 win7-64)

NegaDeath wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 13:30:
If "lone wolves" are useless then it just isn't the game for me. Oh well. Have fun everybody.

It really depends on your definition of "useless". I've sneaked into enemy territories with the light assault class a couple times and staked out very nice positions, taking down 10+ enemies where they completely didn't expect me.. Jetpacks rock =)

But then you run out of ammo and start to run around trying to knife people, which feels incredibly dull... and your overall contribution to the team isn't much but delaying enemies while doing this. Still they were some fun scenarios to end up in while learning the game early on =) A wingman with ammo drop could have made the carnage much more long-lasting though!

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2012, 18:07 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 16:00:
Has anyone seen this game on Kickstarter? Holy Geezus! I don't know if it's been mentioned or not but WOW! That's an RPG I'd actually play! (Coming from a sim/wargame geek)...

(Ran into it while looking at this game here...)

=-Rigs-=

Grand theft Auto meets Morrowind on a 150,000 kickstarter. I don't see how that could *possibly* go wrong
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 in Development
23. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 in Development Nov 21, 2012, 18:01 Mordecai Walfish
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 17:51:
Anyone ever tried this game in 3D? I imagine that must be pretty intense.

I actually felt while playing this game that it was the first one I really wanted to play in full 3D... I even have a "3d ready" monitor (benQ xl2420t) but could never justify the $100+ for the actual kit, as I know I would not get much use out of it at all..

Turning off the crosshair and playing through on hard with 3D seems like it would be the ultimate place to take this one, given the great deal of immersion the game already provides. Maybe I'll find a cheap set of used 3dVision glasses some day and try it out..
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 in Development
1. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 in Development Nov 21, 2012, 11:02 Mordecai Walfish
 
Awesome news. I actually just played through this game for the first time a couple months ago (when it was "free" over Origin) and was impressed with the overall design and mechanics.

I had played it on a friend's 360 *very* briefly when it was first released, but PC is (as always) a much more satisfying and rich experience. Forcing Ambient Occlusion in nvidia control panel helped add a bit of depth to the graphics that was missing, as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2012, 10:58 Mordecai Walfish
 
Happy birthday Blue! Cheers to many more, & as always, thanks for the news!  
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Patched
6. Re: Natural Selection 2 Patched Nov 21, 2012, 07:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
Dades wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 22:51:
TychoCelchuuu wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 22:39:
This wouldn't be the Blue's News comment section if people didn't complain about literally everything.

He wasn't complaining that they are supporting the game if you two numbskulls had bothered to read what he said, it was the how and that does matter. Huge balance swings and updates that are so frequent that they aren't even properly tested tend to hurt multiplayer communities more than they help.

- DADES - This is a signature of my name, enjoy!

They are properly tested though. Anyone can join in and test the new changes before theyre out by joining the beta channel in steam for the game.

The seemingly drastic changes came as a result of the heavy win % that aliens were getting as more players became accustomed to them. Marines were winning only 40% of matches before they implemented the changes and something needed to be done very quickly, as the resulting feeling for newer players is defined by whether they feel the game is balanced or not..
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Launches
19. Re: PlanetSide 2 Launches Nov 21, 2012, 07:05 Mordecai Walfish
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 23:40:
So does it really just drop you in the middle of a battle with no idea what you're doing? Probably a really bad first impression for a lot of first timers, should have started you in a training tutorial and let you remap your keys and such. Seems like a terrible design decision. If I wasn't familiar with Planetside and knew how good this game could be, I would have said screw it and logged out, as I imagine a lot of people will do.

Even worse for those of us who use non-standard keyboard layouts/bindings. Getting air-dropped right into the game without being able to set anything up first was kind of jarring, no doubt. Then seeing all the miscellaneous bindings that had little to no description made things even worse.

On the fence about this one currently.. I liked some aspects of it.. but others seemed kind of dull to me. I'll have to play more to really get into the teamplay aspects and such, I guess.
 
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News Comments > Halo Team Seeks MMO Devs
7. Re: Halo Team Seeks MMO Devs Nov 21, 2012, 06:56 Mordecai Walfish
 
and planetside 2 released today which is like a halo mmo.

one can only wonder what they're up to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2012, 15:06 Mordecai Walfish
 
Kobalt wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 14:43:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 14:35:


And yes, they may have sold more Wii's than any other console that they ever released, but it sold on a gimmick

The fact that nintendo won the console wars in a way that you don't approve of doesn't change the fact that they won. Only way your posts would make any sense is if you replaced the wii with the ps3.

Your definition of "winning" is different than mine concerning this. Selling more consoles is nice and everything.. I'm really glad they broke into that ever-important casual & stay-at-home-mom demographic and everything.. but for software sales they completely lost. 3rd party support was abysmal save for a couple gems here and there, and the overall support from 3rd parties suffered more and more as time went on, where as it continued to blossom on other consoles.

It's not about my approval, it's about what they actually achieved here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2012, 14:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
mch wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 14:17:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 13:04:
Nintendo seemed to adopt a policy of being their customer's worst enemy instead of being a proper challenger to their rivals ever since the SNES era. They would be on top of the world right now if it wasn't for retarded mistake after mistake. They've been one of the most paranoid companies against piracy since day 1, and it does not take a world class economist to realize how much they have suffered as a result of that stance.

Most would say they 'won' the last console generation despite weaker hardware. Seriously, look at what you're saying. Wii and DS absolutely destroyed.

edit: not saying I support their decisions, but 'mistake after mistake'? Pfffft.

I was talking about home consoles only.. everyone knows they own the portable scene.

And yes, they may have sold more Wii's than any other console that they ever released, but it sold on a gimmick, and I would reckon that the software sales were nowhere near the success that the actual console was. They could have had a robust online plan that did not punish legitimate users with crap DRM, but again.. they dropped the ball when their competitors had solid online offerings in place for their competing consoles. That kept gamers coming back time and time again to their competitors, and not so much the wii.

Worst of all, the wiiU launch shows they haven't learned from their mistakes in the previous generation.. and as much as I love Nintendo, I don't foresee the gimmick strategy going over quite as well for them this time around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2012, 13:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
Anyone know of any mirrors for the Planetside 2 client?

The site insta-failed at the end of the countdown to launch.

EDIT: nevermind, it's available through Steam. The game wouldn't download at first but if you restart the Steam client it downloads fine.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2012, 13:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
Nintendo seemed to adopt a policy of being their customer's worst enemy instead of being a proper challenger to their rivals ever since the SNES era. They would be on top of the world right now if it wasn't for retarded mistake after mistake. They've been one of the most paranoid companies against piracy since day 1, and it does not take a world class economist to realize how much they have suffered as a result of that stance.  
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News Comments > Nuketown 2025 Black Ops II Map Returns
4. Re: Nuketown 2025 Black Ops II Map Returns Nov 20, 2012, 12:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
Planetside 2 releases in 15 minutes!!

/not CoD related but awesome anyways =)
 
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News Comments > Hero-U Funded
6. Re: Hero-U Funded Nov 20, 2012, 12:38 Mordecai Walfish
 
*high five*  
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News Comments > Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC "Up for Consideration"
78. Re: Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC Nov 20, 2012, 11:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 10:33:
Dev wrote on Nov 20, 2012, 10:28:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 20:25:
Its gotta be increasingly hard for them to release things on pc at the same time as consoles
I don't think RS has ever bothered to do that since putting GTA on consoles. Its usually about a year later that it makes it to PC.

The stupid thing is that PC gamers are what gave RS their start. The initial GTA games were pretty much PC only. And this is the reward we get.

I played GTA2 on Dreamcast mostly. Still the best console for its time.

I agree the dreamcast was the best console for a while.. I never owned one but played at a buddies house regularly. It always reminded me of a N64 with a disc drive.. something Nintendo *seriously* dropped the ball on. The controllers, on the other hand.. were complete shit. But that's why we have emulators, right? =)
 
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News Comments > Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC "Up for Consideration"
63. Re: Rockstar: GTA 5 for PC Nov 19, 2012, 20:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
Its gotta be increasingly hard for them to release things on pc at the same time as consoles, with the ever watchful eye of the bean counters, always pushing to maximize the bottom line. Knowing most pc's out there can best consoles easily, they probably are keeping focus on consoles and not announcing anything so they don't detract from those sales. It's all business, obviously, and their bottom line is the main concern, in both the product and PR.

If people know a more advanced version is coming out on a platform the customer likely has in their household as well.. they risk losing an immediate sale. If they wait to announce it and draw doubt that this other version will ever exist.. then they likely get that initial sale from the hardcore fan and then a possible second sale for the more advanced version on PC that any true fan would probably desire as well. Even people on this message board have stated they will buy it twice, for consoles and PC. This is profit maximization, in the eyes of the bean counters.
 
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News Comments > Last Day for Hero-U Kickstarter
6. Re: Last Day for Hero-U Kickstarter Nov 19, 2012, 20:14 Mordecai Walfish
 
nin wrote on Nov 19, 2012, 11:14:
Thanks for keeping them on the front page, Blue! They're only 45K away, and have 28 hours. Not impossible at all, but closer than I'd like. I really enjoyed their previous games and feel like they deserve another shot!


Agreed! Here's hoping for the best!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars
58. Re: Star Citizen Kickstarter Reaches for the Stars Nov 19, 2012, 20:07 Mordecai Walfish
 
6.25 million right now. Holy moly..  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video
41. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 19, 2012, 10:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
Oh wow! The way things are looking this might crest 6 million.

Fucking awesome.
 
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