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Signed On Mar 19, 2012, 14:03
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Trailer
1. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Trailer Jul 17, 2015, 19:33 mellis
 
Looks awesome  
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News Comments > The Division in March
10. Re: The Division in March Jun 16, 2015, 06:59 mellis
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 20:49:
Shit. Next.

Spot On. Not to mention the gameplay video graphics look incredibly dated
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Trailer
10. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Jun 5, 2015, 05:50 mellis
 
Since when are the FBI/SWAT in the same league as the SAS?  
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
10. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 15:05 mellis
 
Dev wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 15:01:
They did it because of the EU laws and the court cases there regarding refunds of digital software.

I'm sure it played it's part, but the policy they've contrived is quite reasonable. Take this for example;

Abuse
Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Steamónot as a way to get free games. If it appears to us that you are abusing refunds, we may stop offering them to you. We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price.

This seems far more generous and reasonable than anything even the EU would have imposed.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Suing BBC Over GTA Movie
1. Re: Take-Two Suing BBC Over GTA Movie May 21, 2015, 11:12 mellis
 
50/50 it goes Take-Two's way. The UK is *not* the United States. Big money does not always win and the BBC is a public body.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse May 18, 2015, 19:24 mellis
 
WaltC wrote on May 18, 2015, 11:40:
The real aim here is that ultimately the government wants to be able to tax and control the entire Internet--they also want to use it as a political football just like the Democrats are using it at the moment. There's not a single thing the FCC has mandated that will improve the lot of any Internet ISP customer in the US today...;)

This seems completely at odds with the reality of the situation. Your ISP's are guilty of staggering abuses of their monopolistic position, directly to the detriment of their own customers.

Take a look for yourself at some of the benefits Title II is yielding.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Announced
26. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Announced May 13, 2015, 16:36 mellis
 
Watch the TV Series 'Peaky Blinders' - it's way better than this junk.  
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News Comments > Hatred in June
19. Re: Hatred in June Apr 29, 2015, 16:32 mellis
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 16:26:
The trailer and music choice is better than the COD trailer.. make of that what you will

The voice-over work also seems solid. Game actually looks pretty cool - best of luck to the developers.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
9. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 19:08 mellis
 
I can't understand why anyone in America (who wasn't an executive or shareholder at an ISP) wouldn't be overjoyed by this ruling? I mean, in the States you frequently have little or no choice in your ISP and - worse still - absolutely no meaningful recourse when things go wrong or just outright suck.

You can vote out your government and hold them accountable for their actions, the same cannot be said for an ISP's unilateral executive decisions...
 
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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 18:45 mellis
 
There is nothing inherently wrong with the use of CGI, but it should be unobtrusive. Check out Blue Bolts work in Game of Thrones for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhG1i_BobWY

The problem is directors nowadays overuse it - entire films can be filmed on a green screen and therein lies the problem. When an actor is facing down a CGI 'giant robot x' or engaged in 'high-speed jet bike chase' etc, it's impossible for an actor to convey those subtle cues that humans pick-up on because it's not really happening to them and on some deeper level we, the audience, can tell.

In days gone by, those hints were conveyed because some set designer had actually built a life-size replica of the monster and when the scene was filmed, the actor / actress was actually facing it down. I mean, take Signory Weaver in Aliens 2 at the end where she's facing down the queen in the nest. That was a real model, and it must have been pretty frightening when the animatronics crews were operating it, even thought it wasn't real.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 19, 2015, 10:19 mellis
 
Grow Home is certainly worth the purchase. Really awesome game.  
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News Comments > D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year
27. Re: D&D Sword Coast Legends This Year Feb 13, 2015, 07:32 mellis
 
NewMaxx wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 01:20:

I'm pretty sure everybody agrees the original storyline plus Mask of the Betrayer was the best single-player experience.

The original story? Not great - way too many repetitive environments and reuse of assets. Mask of the Betrayer on the other hand - up there with Baldurs Gate: Shadows of Amn - one of the single best (and most surprising) RPG's I've ever played. Varied, handcrafted environments, awesome situations (the cackling witch in the puzzle dungeon springs to mind) and a great storyline.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Story Trailer
7. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Story Trailer Feb 12, 2015, 17:01 mellis
 
Got to have this - real shame Cataclysm isn't in there - such an awesome addition in the series.  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Evolve
38. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Feb 10, 2015, 18:27 mellis
 
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Evolve Drivers
6. Re: NVIDIA Evolve Drivers Feb 10, 2015, 18:24 mellis
 
It's odd, but the monster artwork in Evolve looks like it was lifted straight from Shiny's Giants: Citizen Kabuto

Compare Evolve to Giants: Citizen Kabuto - uncanny?
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced
4. Re: Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced Feb 5, 2015, 12:40 mellis
 
Yet more of these blasted cinematics that give no indication of what the actual game is like.  
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News Comments > HATRED Preorders
4. Re: HATRED Preorders Jan 29, 2015, 19:36 mellis
 
It looks pretty damn nice - although I don't see any gibbing or children, which is somewhat disappointing. If you're going to plow the bottom of the barrel, might as well go all the way...  
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
48. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 06:26 mellis
 
The problem is you know that in reality, Valve probably doesn't give two hoots about this game.

Their reaction is based purely on what they perceive the reputational damage will be if they do sell it. I mean it's like Christmas come early for the Fox New's (US) and Daily Mails (UK's) of this world.

Value will get characterized as supporting baby killers and psychopaths and some misguided, publicity grabbing politician will single them out while demanding draconian laws to "protect the innocence of today's youth".

Doubtless some mass killings will get attributed to the game (regardless of timelines), speculation about the development teams political affiliations will be portrayed as fact and the whole sorry episode framed as an assault on Western freedoms and ideals.

If you were Value/Unreal/Good Old Games etc, what would you do?
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
1. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 15, 2014, 20:45 mellis
 
Shame really that such censorship exists. If they replaced 'people' with 'zombies' - no one would bat an eyelid.

From a purely aesthetic perspective, it looks like a pretty well made game, well animated, nice looking environments and some pretty cool finishing moves.

It's a shame that there it's always a case of "yeah - free speech, but you can't make a game about that"
 
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News Comments > Satellite Reign Early Access
4. Re: atellite Reign Early Access Dec 12, 2014, 12:12 mellis
 
Turn based? Class based, surely?  
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