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Signed On Mar 19, 2012, 14:03
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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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News Comments > This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days
5. Re: This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days Dec 1, 2014, 17:28 mellis
 
nin wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 09:14:
Heard nothing but positive about it. Need to watch some let's plays...anyone else tried it?


Check out Total Biscuits review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNNAdTAM5os
 
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News Comments > Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued
7. Re: Assassinís Creed Unity Free DLC Offered; Season Passes Discontinued Nov 26, 2014, 21:02 mellis
 
nin wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 19:59:

I suspect they're trying to avoid the EA route of getting a class action lawsuit (BF4 last fall). Not that the lawsuit hurt them, but it did get their shareholders attention.

You can bet they're not giving away AAA $60 titles out of the kindness of their hearts.


They're not based in America, so class action isn't really a big concern for them. Litigating a French company would be expensive. It really does look like a genuine gesture to make things right. Can't fault them for that, even if Assassins Creed Unity will still be a bag of crap, patched or not.

 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Patch Three This Week
2. Re: Assassin's Creed unity Patch Three This Week Nov 26, 2014, 06:14 mellis
 
Might fix the technical issues, can't fix the lack of "fun" though.

Story is an awful disjointed mess, the side-quest missions are formulaic (go here, kill this, FedEx that) and the 'historical characters' are pointless. The best personalities (Like the Marquis De Sade) are underused and ironically the trailer for this game (like a bad movie) contains all the best bits.

Compared to Black Flag, the game itself is a turd which is impressive since the credits take about 35 minutes to roll through on 'normal' speed.



 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
127. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 17:36 mellis
 
Ant wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 17:31:
How many people preordered ED and did not play it?

me.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
130. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 19:02 mellis
 
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:49:
Again, they would have known this LONG ago. They didn't make the decision to switch to a "the server does everything" model in the past few months. They made that decision basically all the way back in the beginning. Had they made the announcement then, it would have been quite a different story from them making it exactly one month before release.

The reason they've done it should be fairly obvious. There isn't actually much in the way of in-game content. This isn't diametrically opposed to what was in the original Elite, but things have moved on.

The fact is, a space game like Elite will get very tiring very quickly without a huge amount of content continuous and/or truly dynamic events. And nothing is quite as dynamic as a human interaction.

Since there is no campaign (the only goal being to get a bigger ship to haul more cargo around), they're basically trying to avoid Elite becoming like others that have foisted the offline space experience (See Independence War 2, Freelancer etc) - mildly interesting for a week in campaign mode and then...forgotten.

Of course online means they'll be moving towards a micro-transaction or subscription model at some point most likely, but if it's successful as Eve has been for its publisher, they can make all the cool things that realize space (Planet landings, walking around etc). All of this costs money, time and resources and it simply cannot be justified if no one is even playing your game after a month.

Frankly, of all the space games that would make sense to be "Online only" - Elite is probably at the front of the queue; an awesome flight model with human interactions and a conduit for retaining interest to allow greater expansion.

Granted though; the PR was handled badly but the reasoning seems sound.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Reviews
13. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Reviews Nov 12, 2014, 08:28 mellis
 
Is it a coincidence Jade Raymond just left Ubisoft before this got released?  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
8. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 7, 2014, 20:19 mellis
 
1badmf wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 20:10:
are they still requiring you login to uplay even if you buy it on steam?

yes
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Documentary
6. Re: Elite: Dangerous Documentary Nov 3, 2014, 18:59 mellis
 
I wonder if behind the scenes, Facebook has waved the wallet at them... Seems like it's the killer app for Oculus, and if they keep working on Elite after release by going after a better "Eve" - potentially a massive money spinner in its own right.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty Zombie Shocker
3. Re: Call of Duty Zombie Shocker Oct 31, 2014, 12:25 mellis
 
The video (With actual gameplay and CGI trailer) is available here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/noh8zmab3sox68k/codaw.mp4  
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News Comments > Dragon Age Keep Open Demo
1. Re: Dragon Age Keep Open Demo Oct 30, 2014, 10:18 mellis
 
I chuckled...  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two
4. Re: Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two Oct 24, 2014, 14:23 mellis
 
I want the limited edition as well, but the blasted game isn't available on Steam for the UK. No idea why...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
13. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 12, 2014, 15:53 mellis
 
Elite Dangerous just exemplifies a well managed project with realistic deliverables and some stunning graphics. This Star Citizen seems farcical by comparison.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
4. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Oct 6, 2014, 14:11 mellis
 
nin wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 13:50:
So, technically, with Lucasfilm now saying Epi 1-6 + Clone Wars (and now Rebels) only being canon...

None of this shit happened...



Urg, they didn't ditch episodes 1-3 in the end from the canon then? That's a really big shame. Clone Wars and unmasking Boba Fett as an Australian human were the most rubbish things ever. Oh and don't get me started on that midichlorian garbage...
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
6. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 2, 2014, 20:09 mellis
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

In fairness, it's a silly time to put out such a title. There is literally a glut of games on the horizon, all competing for our dollars - and it would be a really big shame if Pillars of Eternity didn't get its share of it.

If you've played the 'Backer Beta', they are onto something special. It really is a spiritual successor to the Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale games, with all the next-gen FX bells and whistles. But, it's not quite there yet...

It has such insane potential, that it would be a shame for them to fall at the final hurdle by pushing out a poo.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
1. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 25, 2014, 19:03 mellis
 
Every trailer looks awesomely scary. Rock on release day  
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
1. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 19, 2014, 10:10 mellis
 
That game looks genuinely terrifying. They've got a pre-order.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
41. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 12, 2014, 18:09 mellis
 
Creston wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 16:16:
They're out of money, so they kinda have to. There was an article, I think blue linked it, couple of days or a week or so ago that Frontier was in the red.

Have you got a link for this? I can't find anything on Google and their stock price seems to be trading pretty high - Not what you'd expect for a company with rumors of indebtedness...
 
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