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Nickname Jonjonz
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Signed On Mar 23, 2012, 12:13
Total Comments 116 (Novice)
User ID 57379
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
71. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 30, 2015, 07:37 Jonjonz
 
Great case study of how to make 10s of millions through creative writing.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 24, 2015, 08:07 Jonjonz
 
2D??

Space Engineers for people with really old computers I guess.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 07:22 Jonjonz
 
Another Korporation where the PR department has a bigger budget and more say in what gets done, than the R&D and content writers do.

Ten pounds of your usual PR flak/speak.

Never a good sign.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
18. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 18, 2015, 09:07 Jonjonz
 
I started playing GW2 during beta and played through the first year and a half before quitting it after they established a track record of what that promised regular content updates would be: tons of jumping puzzles, cash shop funny hats, and the most offensively cloying and hack job writing called "the living story." Their trailers have always been about glorious action and flashy finishing moves, but 90% of each content update is fluff and mini-games that do not appeal to me.

Coming to it from previously playing Perfect World, there is so much they copied from that game, "legendary gear", guild halls, large scale PVP, endless randomly generated dungeons with infinite difficulty levels, the list of copied features goes on and on. While half as grindy as PW, GW2 brings nothing original to the table.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 17, 2015, 19:26 Jonjonz
 
Microsoft is trying to pull an Apple move concerning media.

In 10 they are pulling anything that will play media that is not encrypted with DRM. They are doing away with Microsoft media center.
Say hello to some typically Microsoft named pay to play music rental store.

Bill and Co. saw how the locked down ipad environment was and said "gotta have that in the next Windows version."

I would not be surprised if access to files and file managers are also in their targeting scope.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2015, 19:13 Jonjonz
 
These articles try to paint a picture of this being a fairly limited phenomena, but from my viewpoint it is indicative of almost all online games now. They almost all have cash shops of one type or another, and various ways to exchange real money for value in the game.

I see it simply as an extension of lifestyle consumption. Up until the 90s, people could still afford to define their lifestyles with purchases of the items and accouterments of their chosen focus. Between the destruction of jobs and the middle class income, they can no longer afford to buy real things to define their lifestyle but now purchase digital goods and services to define their digital lifestyle.

Almost every online game I have played in the last 5 years has been filled with people who freely speed upwards of $250 a month on in game purchases. That amount won't buy much in real world lifestyle gear, but it does quite nicely in the virtual world.

There is a digital gold rush going on right now.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite OS X Plans
5. Re: Fortnite OS X Plans Jun 9, 2015, 07:55 Jonjonz
 
Loadout with conservative toons.

Been there, done that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2015, 09:12 Jonjonz
 
First they rip put media center.

Once that has happened, they will release an automatic update that prevents any other media programs like VLC from working.

Say goodby to open architecture and hello to DRM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 5, 2015, 09:04 Jonjonz
 
Canned PR BS. No one talks like that.

 
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News Comments > Överwatch Trailer
10. Re: Överwatch Trailer Jun 5, 2015, 07:26 Jonjonz
 
Obviously corporate Blizzard/Activision has gone the cereal/softdrink route with this, spend 50% or more of your budget on slick and plentiful advertising while churning out a flashy knockoff.

There is a reason why FPS games have languished.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Worlds Announced; Early Access Begins
14. Re: LEGO Worlds Announced; Early Access Begins Jun 3, 2015, 09:33 Jonjonz
 
Given Lego's past PC forays, I would expect this to be fully sub-optimal compared to Minecraft, 1/10 the utility, with payments to flesh it out.

Shovelware like this, is going the same way as fast food, it's time is past. The market is just not there in sufficient numbers like it was when the baby boom peaked at it's game buying stage.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
12. Re: Overwatch Video May 30, 2015, 09:04 Jonjonz
 
Looks like they are playing in jello. Slow, movement with lots of frame drops. Probably won't play at all over normal U.S. average Internet speeds.

What do you follow a blatant TF rip with HD graphics with?

Think Minecraft in high def. but heavily cash shop gated items.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Beta Next Week
1. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Beta Next Week May 30, 2015, 07:18 Jonjonz
 
Nobody does hype like GW2's PR department. But, role-playing in PvP? Some one in their marketing droids seem confused on that mix.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
26. Re: Overwatch Video May 28, 2015, 07:15 Jonjonz
 
Team Fortress with more flash, guess we know now why WOW is languishing.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse - Reddit May 17, 2015, 07:45 Jonjonz
 
Promote ideas, as long as they fit with the 'in' regulars opinion.

Disagree with the regular clique and be prepared to be attacked with mod assistance, into oblivion.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions - 15 photos May 17, 2015, 07:39 Jonjonz
 
Fleecing the worlds children of the 1% with prepackaged hoopla while the world burns.  
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News Comments > Space Rogue Early Access
8. Re: Space Rogue Early Access May 16, 2015, 08:28 Jonjonz
 
ooh, hexagons, and dynamic action via lots of dialog boxes...

pass
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
42. Re: Overwatch Video May 15, 2015, 08:32 Jonjonz
 
Watch the video.

Do something else for 5 minutes.

What do you remember about the game video.

High definition but Non-discript, generic environment and toons.

Distracting poorly overdone GUI.

Been there, done that.

Blizz needs to re-vamp WOW before it goes down the tubes, the latest sub drop is just the beginning. They need to bring that game back from the single player garrison nightmare to the populated hub city MMO it once was. Not resubbing till they do.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2015, 13:56 Jonjonz
 
Thats what you get for buying fashion-ware.

Stop being pretentious and get an android.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches May 12, 2015, 07:40 Jonjonz
 
One of the most boring space GUIs I have seen in a while.

Lets spend 90% of our time with this cheesy barely 3D navigation interface.

I will pass.
 
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