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Signed On Dec 11, 2012, 08:52
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News Comments > No PC Batman: Arkham Knight Until Fall?
7. Re: No PC Batman: Arkham Knight Until Fall? Jul 16, 2015, 10:19 MoonSpook
 
Keilun wrote on Jul 16, 2015, 10:15:
The title says Fall, but the actual linked article and email says Spring.

That's a long way out.

Australia's Spring is the Northern Hemisphere's Fall/Autumn, as Blue's description says.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2015, 10:11 MoonSpook
 
Wasn't so lucky in the UK ten years ago :/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33407554
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2015, 11:12 MoonSpook
 
Back when I was a younger (and single) man, I set aside an entire Sunday to watch all three extended editions of the movies. Started at something like 8am and went straight through all three until the late evening (with appropriate bathroom and food prep breaks, ofc). No regrets!  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 18, 2015, 03:57 MoonSpook
 
Amazon.com had their Summer Digital Games Sale a week or two ago. It was similarly underwhelming.  
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News Comments > New Hearthstone Heroes Coming
3. Re: New Hearthstone Heroes Coming Jun 5, 2015, 05:16 MoonSpook
 
I hear you about Deck Slots. For the life of me I can't work out why they don't add them. The only time they've spoken to it before they said they feared it would make it too complicated to track them all.. like there aren't already people forced to use spreadsheets or external websites to keep track of their decks because the in-game option isn't there!  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Launch Event
13. Re: Nothing original coming out of Blizzard anymore Jun 1, 2015, 04:16 MoonSpook
 
descender wrote on May 30, 2015, 09:04:
Blizzard used to be leaders, now they are followers.

Blizzard has never once been a "leader". Ever. All of their most popular franchises were developed on the backs of the genre defining games before them. Warcraft/Starcraft are essentially C&C ripoffs, WoW is a ripoff of every MMO before it... is Diablo their only truly original IP?

The culture hasn't really changed, they have been riding the coattails of D2 for 2 decades.

EDIT: +1 Slick for the Madeon mashup, I love that video

The first Warcraft game came out nearly a year before the first C&C game, it's sequel a few months after C&C's release.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
29. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 26, 2015, 12:30 MoonSpook
 
Verno wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:36:
MoonSpook wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 05:37:
I have to say, I get a little sick of GoG constantly tugging their own todger anytime Steam news bubbles up. Both in their news/blog and on their Twitter, anytime there's even the slightest bit of commentary on Steam and/or their DRM, they pop up and announce how amazing they think they are in comparison.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not even saying they're wrong, but it sets the bar pretty low for professionalism when they try to dance on top of every bit of criticism Steam takes.

They're a small company with strong principles that is trying to play with the big fish. They need every little bit of PR they can get. This sort of competition is ultimately better for you the consumer. Not trying to be a dick here but no one makes you read their press releases, keep it in perspective

Yeah, you're right, I could stop following their Twitter feed (though I'd miss out on the free games then ) etc, and I don't begrudge them doing their best to be noticed and/or different from other digital game platforms. It just feels like they're always playing the same fiddle over and over.

I'm not sure they're so small either btw, backed as they are by CD Projekt. They must have grown a bunch thanks to The Witcher games and GoG's own success. Obviously compared to Steam they're tiddly, but so are most companies
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
27. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 26, 2015, 05:37 MoonSpook
 
I have to say, I get a little sick of GoG constantly tugging their own todger anytime Steam news bubbles up. Both in their news/blog and on their Twitter, anytime there's even the slightest bit of commentary on Steam and/or their DRM, they pop up and announce how amazing they think they are in comparison.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not even saying they're wrong, but it sets the bar pretty low for professionalism when they try to dance on top of every bit of criticism Steam takes.
 
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News Comments > WoW Tokens Near
17. Re: WoW Tokens Near Mar 25, 2015, 07:55 MoonSpook
 
Couple of tidbits here:

1) you don't need to make an alt to buy the token. A button will appear on the logon screen offering to buy a token and apply it for you, and it'll take the gold evenly from across all your characters.

2) Nothing in WoW is Pay2Win. All you can buy, subscription (and now tokens) aside, are cosmetic stuff - mainly mounts and pets. I know over in Asia they've put a few things on sale for real money like XP boosts, but they've stated they have no plans to bring any of that to the West. Of course, they may change their mind, but I honestly think it just suits the culture in Asia more so they did it.

3) Some folk are complaining about the cost, but there's a precedent here - it's virtually identical to EVE Online's PLEX system that's been running for years, and makes sense imho. Why undercut or even match gamecards or subs? People would no longer buy them and cut off a revenue stream from folks that don't have debit or credit cards (read: teens).

4) At last count, WoW had over ten million subscribers. It's lowest ever point was 6.8 million. That's still a LOT of people. Judge those players however you like, but WoW isn't going anywhere soon.

Edit: Added a point.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15 Oct 10, 2014, 09:59 MoonSpook
 
For anyone that hasn't seen it already, I'll just leave this here:

http://datfacescantho.tumblr.com/

(no idea if the PC version has this feature, mind)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Sep 12, 2014, 04:29 MoonSpook
 
I picked it up similarly cheap some time ago with the DLC too. As others have said, it is an SP WoW, so if questing in that genre turns you off, you won't enjoy this, likely. I played it all through , every quest and all DLC, and it took me someone between 100-115 hours, according to my savegame. I'll likely never go back to it because of the time investment, but I certainly couldn't complain at the amount of game for my money.

Also, having a huge Greatsword that you literally polevault with during combat is a lot of fun
 
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News Comments > Warlords of Drednor Livestream to Reveal Date
2. Re: Warlords of Drednor Livestream to Reveal Date Aug 14, 2014, 10:23 MoonSpook
 
Uh, it's "Warlords of Draenor," Blue  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sacred 3
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sacred 3 Aug 6, 2014, 04:03 MoonSpook
 
The Steam page should be telling enough. At the time of typing, there have been 353 user reviews of Sacred 3. Every single one is a thumbs-down negative review.

Every. Single. One.
 
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
18. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated] Jul 4, 2014, 08:48 MoonSpook
 
Seems this has been released on GoG.com too.  
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News Comments > Z Remake Tomorrow [Updated]
7. Re: Z Remake Tomorrow Jul 3, 2014, 10:27 MoonSpook
 
Steam Linkage - has plenty of screens and a movie.

Looks virtually identical to the original, but higher-res.
 
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News Comments > GamersGate Summer Sale
11. Re: GamersGate Summer Sale Jun 13, 2014, 08:07 MoonSpook
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 21:01:
How can it be a summer sale when it's not even summer yet? Summer doesn't start for another week and a half.

Here's a linky to the MET Office article about it.

TLDR; The Meterological Summer started June 1st, the Astronomical Summer starts June 21st.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 12, 2014, 09:39 MoonSpook
 
I was superconfused when I clicked that link, as it said I'd selected the second tier and could "Manage my pledge" (I don't have a KS account). Then I looked up the corner of the page and realised it thought I was nin, I assume because of the URL

Here's an "anonymised" link instead:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375798653/superhot/posts/874734

Sidethought: I wonder if backers can use those URLs to show non-backers the backer-only posts? Or would they just automatically prompt for a username/password?
 
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News Comments > Metro Redux Announced
13. Re: Metro Redux Announced May 23, 2014, 08:30 MoonSpook
 
El Pit wrote on May 23, 2014, 02:04:
Quboid wrote on May 22, 2014, 19:28:
I hope there'll be a discounted version for people who own Metro 2033 and Last Light like there was with the DX:HR revamp.

THIS! I hope they do it the Deus Ex: Human Revolution way and offer a cheap update for owners of the two games.

Steam just put preorders up - if you own either of the previous games, you get 25% off, if you own both you get 50% off. That's.. not enough of a discount for me to buy the same game(s) (mostly) again.

Edit: That said, it does include the Season Pass for LL, so if you haven't bought any of the DLC it could be worth it.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed
23. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed May 20, 2014, 11:19 MoonSpook
 
Trevellian wrote on May 20, 2014, 08:33:
So far the reviews have been unexpectedly and surprisingly high.
But I mean they did focus on single player so who knows. Maybe it actually is a decent game.

There isn't any Multiplayer. TB mentions it in his video, and the Steam Store page only lists Singleplayer.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 5 in May
4. Re: Tropico 5 in May Apr 3, 2014, 04:11 MoonSpook
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 23:59:
RaZ0r! wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 22:27:
I haven't played 4 yet, nor all the DLC.........

If you have played 3 you didn't miss anything

This is one of the things that confused me mightily about the Tropico bundles that have been about in the past year, where you could get the first three Tropico games together and pay extra for the fourth. I never understood why you'd want all four versions. Surely you'd just research which was held as the best and buy that? Or am I missing something?
 
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