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Nickname Denthor
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Signed On Aug 23, 2012, 01:14
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News Comments > Diablo III XP Bonus
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2014, 22:42 Denthor
 
Ward wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 22:20:
Diablo is all about finding Bind on Account Items, Blizzard sure knows it's franchises

No but it looks like a concession to getting rid of the AH. Suits would absolutely loath that third party sites make all this coin and they would not getting any of it. Making just about everything BOA destroys third party market whilst keeping diablo largely in tact IF you play with a consistent group.

The BOA changes have not really affected me that much as you can still trade with people that are in your group (we keep a full group and trade legs around quite a bit).
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Closed
45. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 19, 2014, 07:08 Denthor
 
For those of us in au/nz looks like they have finally put local servers in or are testing them - logged on to check out changes and had a ping of 50...

Not sure if temporary or perm but id buy the expo just to support local servers. CAUSE FUCK 250MS+ on every blizzard game
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Slowed by Cash
36. Re: Pillars of Eternity Slowed by Cash Feb 9, 2014, 05:39 Denthor
 
Kosumo wrote on Feb 8, 2014, 19:42:
Totally with CJ_Parker on this, if they can't estimate the time need to hit there targets at the start of a project, then I must ask if they would be better with the proffestional help that a publisher offers.

Thanks for that, needed a good laugh. *mumbles* professional help that a publisher offers ... what a hoot.

For both SC and Eternity they've roughly doubled (sc more) the content they're adding into the game, if you're not expecting a delay of some sort for release (or milestones) you are ignorant at best, an idiot at worst.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 7, 2014, 11:04 Denthor
 
Creston wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 10:20:
Bobby Kotick needs to stop huffing detergent in the morning.

Also, as great as Last of Us was, that story was told. There is no need for a LoU 2.

I whole heartily agree LoU ending was excellent and doesn't need a sequel. Having said that I wouldn't mind something else in that universe - found it to be rather interesting take on the zombie apocalypse.

Then again as someone said earlier just let naughty dog loose - anything they do seems to have great story telling. The best in the industry imo.
 
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News Comments > ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic
38. Re: ESO Preorders; Imperial Edition Confirmed; Opening Cinematic Jan 30, 2014, 04:15 Denthor
 
Cool cinematic, well production values at least. I guess thats why they are charging us plebs in au $90 - not even bothering with local servers either.

Whole lotta nope for me - not at that price and really could not be fucked jumping through hoops to buy it.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Removes GFWL?
42. Re: Fallout 3 Removes GFWL? Jan 7, 2014, 21:42 Denthor
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 17:50:
Got the impression Witcher 3 was going for that combination, i.e. player skill based instead of mash R1 to kill everything, but we'll see how it turns out...

That was my impression too - would be awesome if they can nail it. Dark souls, imo, is utterly unique in it's combat, really have to pay attention to whats happening - timing is everything. Would love more games like it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jan 4, 2014, 16:33 Denthor
 
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 15:17:
I'm amazed Polygon, of all places, has the actual courage to call EA out on this bullshit.

Anyone able to tell me where polygons revenue is coming from - i'd hazard a guess not many EA adverts going on there.

That has to be the main reason gaming websites rarely speak out on publishers - their livelyhood depends on them. In fact its everything that is wrong with the system. Publishers have far to much control over so called independent reviewers.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
31. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 2, 2014, 00:01 Denthor
 
javajeff wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 20:48:
Steam is DRM. This means your account is locked to all your games at once. Two of your games cannot be running at the same time. With retail games, you can install each game on a different computer. The only way to do this with steam is to have a different Steam account for each game. Now this can change if that game sharing feature is enabled.
http://store.steampowered.com/news/11436/

Naw thats not entirely true. You can just run steam in offline mode. I do it all the time with my laptop - install the games i wish to play - then switch to offline mode. I'm able to play games on my TV with a controller (laptop through hdmi) or i can play on my desktop with no issues at all even if both games are running at the same time. Been doing it like this for ages now and had no issues at all.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 19, 2013, 07:42 Denthor
 
Yer i have no idea why you can't turn off the led on it, especially if it doubles the time between charges. I really hope that you can turn off the led in the future, battery issues aside, it's pretty annoying on my tv at night.  
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News Comments > YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns
11. Re: YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns Dec 17, 2013, 23:11 Denthor
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 21:33:
If you want to monetize it, get permission. It's pretty simple. No one's saying you can't engage in Fair Use otherwise.

How do you do that for a review of a movie/game/lets play etc?

Get permission from the publishers to review their game? What if it is a scathing review? All the power is on the publishers side which is open to abuse.

Lets say it falls under fair use then. Who decides that? The people uploading, the publisher or an independent party? It's still open to abuse the publisher could shut down a video until review which may take weeks if at all due to the sheer numbers of videos to process.

Some of these take downs are ridiculous. angryjoe for example, in a 20 min video it contains some music for 10 - 20 secs and ALL revenue goes to the copyright claimer. see Here There are other examples he provides - i don't know if thats the problem most people are having but if it is it has gone full retard.
 
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News Comments > YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns
5. Re: YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns Dec 17, 2013, 19:57 Denthor
 
Yeah it is misplaced blame, moving to another place won't fix the long term problem. It's all due to copyright lobbiests effectively writing their own laws.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
38. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2013, 05:35 Denthor
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 01:05:
Ideally, Wasteland 2 will be profitable enough for inXile to fund future games without resorting to Kickstarter. Kickstarting a game is very much like pitching a game to a publisher, only instead of trying to convince suits, you're trying to convince gamers. Either way, you're still wasting a lot of time and resources trying to convince people to give you money. If Wasteland 2 is profitable enough, they won't have to do that anymore. It's not about greed. It's about creative freedom and self-sustainability.

I don't know it could be used as a good measuring stick to gauge feedback on ideas, also cash at the outset is never going to hurt and i dare say the avg amount they receive per kickstarter is higher than retail.

I guess it could backfire as well -- listening to the community to much is just as bad as ignoring it outright.

I'm keen to see what happens in the next few years with kickstarter - would really love it to go a bit more mainstream with some projects just to see if they can deliver budgets in the 50mil+ range and really threaten publishers.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 5, 2013, 17:57 Denthor
 
Huh, they are allowed to play other games they are just not allowed to promote it -- IE Stream it. BIG FUCKING DIFFERENCE.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 5, 2013, 16:23 Denthor
 
It's not that verno - it's in between games (queue times get quite high). Honestly i don't have a problem with it as long as the player knows full well what he/she is getting themselves into.

I think the comparison to sponsor ship is pretty accurate - they are getting paid to endorse riots product not competitors. The onus is on the player signing the contract whether they think it's fair to them financially, if not they don't have to sign it.

Must admit it's prolly gonna kill those streams and hurt riot, as the queue times are 20mins or something at that level. So what are they gonna do in between games? Twiddle their thumbs?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Broken Sword 5 The Serpent's Curse: Episode One
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Broken Sword 5 The Serpent's Curse: Episode One Dec 5, 2013, 00:45 Denthor
 
anyone dropped money on this that can offer some feedback?  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 4, 2013, 20:12 Denthor
 
common sense is all that is needed - a warning would have been more than enough. If this was somewhat a common problem with the uni they should just have clear signage or padlocked outlets as a deterrent.

Like they said in the article how much attention would the police give the theft of a $200 extension cable?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $33 Million
46. Re: Star Citizen Passes $33 Million Nov 28, 2013, 03:10 Denthor
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 02:53:
As of this writing, there are 317,246 backers. That means the average backer is giving about $100, which isn't that unbelievable when you look at the rewards for backing at that level. The space sim audience is a passionate (and older) one, likely with expendable income.

This, I have two friends that absolutely loved wing commander growing up. They've bought quite a few ships i think one said he has spent near $500.

and @bicyclerepairman some people just don't do social media.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M
32. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M Nov 23, 2013, 22:29 Denthor
 
dj LiTh wrote on Nov 23, 2013, 19:53:
Its a PC only game (no xbox/ps license fees/port), that i doubt licenses any music since i'm guessing they have their own sound guys, which would cost less. Which all just compounds the skepticism 10 fold

I was referring to GTAV. Obliviously Star Citizen doesn't have those complications.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M
29. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M Nov 23, 2013, 19:46 Denthor
 
@28

With that budget how much of it was licensing (music etc)? How much was for big name V/A? How much for technical complications of memory management with parallel development (PS3/Xbox)?

I get your point tho, i'm skeptical as well - but big budget games *waste* so much money on seemingly frivolous stuff that doesn't really impact the game play a great deal rather it impacts their ability to market the game.

Time will tell i guess and like you i am hopeful they can pull it off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
32. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 5, 2013, 18:54 Denthor
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 16:52:
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 11:25:
I've said it before, EA could find a sure fire cure for Aids and Cancer and the people here would still find a reason to hate them for it. Pathetic, hateful little bitches.

Says the guy who is constantly hating and bitching.

I'm confused are you talking about yourself or rollinthundr
 
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