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Signed On Jul 12, 2000, 17:57
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News Comments > Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.
44. Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 15:20 DangerDog
 
I'll wait till this is on some deep discount sale event for $10.

no rush
 
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News Comments > Firefall Public Beta This Weekend
4. Re: Firefall Public Beta This Weekend Jan 22, 2013, 15:05 DangerDog
 
Price is right, but your time isn't free.

played the PvE stuff for about an hour and wasn't impressed, not a fan of the art style either.

/uninstalled
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 21, 2013, 19:58 DangerDog
 
Does that somehow confirm the sales for all these games were in the single digits?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 21, 2013, 02:35 DangerDog
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 22:52:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 15:38:
the 80's feel like an era of computers that didn't really happen.


Not sure what you mean by what

It feels so distant in the past that I have a difficult time believing that this tech was once cutting edge.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 20, 2013, 15:38 DangerDog
 
the 80's feel like an era of computers that didn't really happen.

 
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News Comments > EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs
1. Re: EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs Jan 20, 2013, 15:35 DangerDog
 
You acknowledge that EA reserve the right to lock anyone caught abusing a Bug out of all EA products.

if they had that same policy with Battlefield 3 then 99.9% of the players would be banned.

 
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News Comments > Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed
2. Re: Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed Jan 19, 2013, 17:16 DangerDog
 
Windows XP support!

whoo hooo!
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
47. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 19, 2013, 16:59 DangerDog
 
Darks wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 16:46:
DangerDog wrote on Jan 19, 2013, 15:35:
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 22:45:
Here's the video update of the man himself explaining the situation.

He also asks at the end for people to sort of vote whether they should keep the campaign going or shut it down, in the KS comments. However, only backers can post comments, so that's bound to be biased (in a good way). I think there has been an uptick in pledges in the past hour or two, though, as well.

Think what you will about CT and GPG in general, or whether or not you think Wildman will be good or even get finished... I just hate to see people completely misunderstanding what's going on here. I've seen some comments on the KS page and elsewhere, of people flat out saying shit like FUCK YOU I HATE YOU THIS COMPANY IS DEAD GOOD RIDDANCE YOU FAIL HAR HAR, etc., purely because they're interpreting the layoffs as indication of a scam or poorly executed plan. They're taking a risk, sure, but I'm fairly certain it's a last resort that has been thought over way more than we'd ever realize.

I don't think that video was the right way to handle the situation, it just speaks more to bad preparation on GPG's part that they've put all their eggs in one basket for this game to make or break it for them. The same controversy hit Frontier Developers in the middle of Elite's kickstarter but you didn't see David Braben crying about lack of funding early in its kickstarter - which also started out poorly.

Lots of people buy into kickstarts based on the nostalgia factor, I would have probably "kicked in" for a continuation of Supreme Commander series if it meant a return to Total Annihilation form.

They should know by now what games they've sold the most copies of.

Danger, you have a complete lack of understanding of what is really going on with this company. They are at the end of their rope, the cash flow is about gone, and they have very little cash left to keep the company going. He had to lay off just about everyone or they were done.

This is why hes going the KS rote. This is what its for, its not like hes trying to device anyone about where the company is at or going. Hes at the end. There have not been many projects coming his way over the past three years. They had to put Kings and Castles on hold and go and work on Age of Empires online to try and stay afloat, that project only lasted so long. If this project funds, he will be hiring back several of those people who were let go.

This is not a lack of bad preparation. This is his last stand. Call it what you will be hes just trying to survive. Also, why do you think he sold off many of his IPs, SupCom and Dungeon Siege. He needed money to keep going. Trust me; he did not want to sell that stuff off. He had no choice.

Imagine losing your job, your bank account is about empty and your still trying to pay for your cable, Electric, gas and water. What ones would you shut off first?

I'm not faulting him for having to lay people off, I didn't know he sold off his most valuable IP's to keep afloat. I just don't think he should have released a video that for better or worse gives the appearance that is less about making a game and more about helping him make rent this month.

I'm sorry his master plan to set the world on fire with "wildman" isn't catching on but don't cry about it when you're trying to push a brand new IP without a robust presentation campaign behind it.

Perhaps it's just time for GPG to downsize and focus on smaller projects.
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
35. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 19, 2013, 15:35 DangerDog
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 22:45:
Here's the video update of the man himself explaining the situation.

He also asks at the end for people to sort of vote whether they should keep the campaign going or shut it down, in the KS comments. However, only backers can post comments, so that's bound to be biased (in a good way). I think there has been an uptick in pledges in the past hour or two, though, as well.

Think what you will about CT and GPG in general, or whether or not you think Wildman will be good or even get finished... I just hate to see people completely misunderstanding what's going on here. I've seen some comments on the KS page and elsewhere, of people flat out saying shit like FUCK YOU I HATE YOU THIS COMPANY IS DEAD GOOD RIDDANCE YOU FAIL HAR HAR, etc., purely because they're interpreting the layoffs as indication of a scam or poorly executed plan. They're taking a risk, sure, but I'm fairly certain it's a last resort that has been thought over way more than we'd ever realize.

I don't think that video was the right way to handle the situation, it just speaks more to bad preparation on GPG's part that they've put all their eggs in one basket for this game to make or break it for them. The same controversy hit Frontier Developers in the middle of Elite's kickstarter but you didn't see David Braben crying about lack of funding early in its kickstarter - which also started out poorly.

Lots of people buy into kickstarts based on the nostalgia factor, I would have probably "kicked in" for a continuation of Supreme Commander series if it meant a return to Total Annihilation form.

They should know by now what games they've sold the most copies of.
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games Layoffs
1. Re: Gas Powered Games Layoffs Jan 18, 2013, 21:15 DangerDog
 
going... going...


gone
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 18, 2013, 18:40 DangerDog
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 17:42:
Honestly I'm looking forward to the Oculus Rift way more than either console, bigger more expensive graphics just don't have the thrill they used to. WiiU might be the only one I end up trying depending how creative developers get with the controller.

developers getting creative?

http://i.imgur.com/ZMuXW.gif
 
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News Comments > Codemasters Faces Layoffs
5. Re: Codemasters Faces Layoffs Jan 18, 2013, 13:17 DangerDog
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 18, 2013, 11:01:
So all Codemasters makes now is racing games but the layoffs they're planning largely affect the studio that develops racing games? What's left for them after that?

they're probably looking to outsource most of the art asset stuff to india/china. there's little call for game publishers in the traditional sense anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 18, 2013, 13:13 DangerDog
 
They'll both release "this is what we wish our games looked and played like" pre-rendered videos and once again consumers will be duped into thinking that they'll get that experience.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2013, 20:46 DangerDog
 
like anyone pays attention to ratings anymore, movies, games, music.

credit rating of nations

who cares

 
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News Comments > Warface Closed Beta Underway
2. Re: Warface Closed Beta Underway Jan 17, 2013, 14:59 DangerDog
 
all the videos I've seen of this look really bad  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 16, 2013, 21:37 DangerDog
 
I still think Coleman was pushed down those stairs  
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 DLC Next Week
1. Re: Max Payne 3 DLC Next Week Jan 16, 2013, 21:34 DangerDog
 
So why did they go batshit insane with multiplayer DLC for this game?  
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News Comments > PC Black Ops Night on Friday
7. Re: PC Black Ops Night on Friday Jan 16, 2013, 19:02 DangerDog
 
He'll be the one using hacks  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Aliens: Colonial Marines
18. Re: Gone Gold - Aliens: Colonial Marines Jan 16, 2013, 17:51 DangerDog
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 16:50:
I dunno about his one, I'll definatly have a wait and see approach. The one single aspect of AvP that I really liked was the COOP survival mode of the original. That one map where it started out all nice and litup but got darker and darker as the lights all got blown out by your fire, damn good nerve racking fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIjAx20AUcA

... just doesnt feel the same.

I suppose they don't have the marines saying anything because it gets repetitive and obstructs your ability to hear other players over voice but that really felt lifeless, not even any death screams? The few sounds you do hear are so faint it's hardly noticeable. The pulse rifle sounded like they recorded it in a bathroom. Video is from last April but until they show some actual gameplay from their "gold" release - that doesn't look so hot.

 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Aliens: Colonial Marines
11. Re: Gone Gold - Aliens: Colonial Marines Jan 16, 2013, 16:04 DangerDog
 
Wasn't it confirmed that you don't get to be in the load lifter, but here is a plastic statue of one for your collectors edition.

I wonder if that Creative Assembly Alien game is still being made.
 
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