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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 24, 2013, 23:29 PropheT
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 20:39:
Sony: Most gamers "don't want to buy online right now."

They don't?? Hmm I wonder what the stats are for games sold on Steam per year vs retail console games? Maybe they don't I dunno.

Jim Sterling explains the difference between DD on consoles and PC.

It's kind of an annoying video, but it's accurate. There's a big difference between digital distribution on consoles and the PC.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Global Launch Begins
15. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Global Launch Begins Jun 24, 2013, 23:10 PropheT
 
Kawlisse wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 22:50:
heres an Idea ! Maybe you should stick to console gaming, if you ever wasted that much time to get a game going on at a lan.

I think Redmask already covered this about as nicely as possible, but seriously...prior to Steam this game was a f'ing nightmare to patch up to equivalent versions in order to play a LAN game. CoH is a great game, but its original patching system was easily one of the worst out there.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Jun 24, 2013, 17:05 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 10:41:
Does anyone actually still use Impulse? I refuse to give Gamestop a single fucking dime, even if the game on sale happens to be the best deal ever.

Creston

I tried it to buy Dead Space 3 when they had a big sale on it a few months back since I can't buy things on Origin due to some funky issue with it thinking I'm in another country than I am that I've never been able to fix.

The software to download was annoying. I bought it, but never actually got the game and then I wound up spending 40 minutes on hold to get through to someone to get a refund. I've really never seen anything like it; buy a game on Steam, you download it. Gamersgate you have to wait 10 minutes, I think, but at least there they make that clear when you buy a game. The Gamestop thing was telling me my game would be made available to me within 48 hours, which... eh. I'm buying a digital download of a game, I guess I don't expect to have to wait longer than if I buy a physical copy from Amazon.

The customer service guy I talked with was good, though, and they were helpful. It's too bad the rest of it was such a mess.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 24, 2013, 13:14 PropheT
 
Prez wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 12:34:
He is going to have tons of sympathy from a huge number of Americans - it's doubtful to my mind that he would be charged with treason, since that isn't what he commited by definition. He violated a legally-binding signed non-disclosure clause, but that isn't treason.

He wouldn't be, they're going to charge him with espionage if they get their hands on him. It's pretty much the same thing as Manning was charged with aside from the legal changes due to Manning being charged in the military where I don't think Snowden would be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 24, 2013, 13:06 PropheT
 
Verno wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 10:56:
Everyone looks like someone, I doubt they ripped off her likeness on purpose as Naughty Dog is a pretty reputable studio.

She looks just like her. She doesn't look anything like the girl that voiced her, either. I can't see how it couldn't be intentional, it's unmistakable.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
3. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jun 24, 2013, 13:00 PropheT
 
I thought it was terrible. The story is predictable, the controls are bad, and the blindly walk around pressing triangle until you find the little thing they want you to in order to continue annoys the hell out of me. I don't like stealth games, though, and this one doesn't even do it as well as games like Splinter Cell or Deus Ex but gets all kinds of perfect reviews because it was hyped up so much. I'd probably like watching someone else play it, but playing it myself is just not fun at all.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Ex-BioWare writer discusses... Jun 20, 2013, 21:36 PropheT
 
The Pyro wrote on Jun 20, 2013, 20:39:
That's generally not a good way to arrive at conclusion which is both satisfying for the audience and internally consistent.

It does explain how it wound up the way it did where it pleased virtually no one... they had no idea where they were going with it.

I guess the series does get compared to Battlestar a lot
 
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News Comments > Deadpool Trailer
2. Re: Deadpool Trailer Jun 20, 2013, 16:43 PropheT
 
Might be different for the UK launch, Steam here (U.S.) still shows the 25th as the release date.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
39. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 20, 2013, 14:30 PropheT
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 20, 2013, 14:09:
Yeah, exactly. The PS4 has six different versions, each one tracked individually, with most of them in the top 10. Stupid article trying to make a horse race out of something that's obviously a slaughter. Clickbait.

If I'm not mistaken a number of them haven't actually been available in a while now, either, so they can't outsell something that is.

As to missing Christmas, the date on it shows December 31st because no release date has been set. Supply shortages might cause some to miss, but there isn't anything that's actually been set as far as a real shipping date yet to even know for sure.
 
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News Comments > D&D: Neverwinter and Chronicles of Mystara Launch
10. Re: D&D: Neverwinter and Chronicles of Mystara Launch Jun 20, 2013, 14:27 PropheT
 
KS wrote on Jun 20, 2013, 14:18:
The classes seem like standard MMO classes -- "controlling wizard"? So this "love letter to both Dungeons & Dragons and MMO fans" abandons D&D and feeds us the old EverQuest tank/heal/dps model?

That was my disappointing first impression, too.

A love letter to D&D and MMO fans, nice! ...wait, what is this. These aren't even D&D classes. There's kind of nothing like logging on to a D&D game and not being able to find a class you really like when even the generic ones aren't covered particularly well. Not that the gameplay helped by making it interesting enough to care, it's one of the most bland and generic MMO's I've played and that's saying something. It reminds me of Star Trek Online if all you ever get to play is ground missions.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 19, 2013, 23:56 PropheT
 
robdot wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 20:37:
so, you have to go online on day one to download a patch, that will allow you to play offline.

Yep. Cue the Benny Hill music.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Jun 19, 2013, 23:49 PropheT
 
It's a hard game to describe, really. It's a good game with some nagging issues, but if you go in with realistic expectations I can't see that you wouldn't get your money's worth out of it. The questing is interesting enough that you can play it as a single player game with other people around and still enjoy it. That might even be the best way to approach it, actually.

Even if you only play it for a month and then quit, at $15 that's what you'd get from most MMO's. If you play it pretty hardcore for a month you'll hit the main gripe with the game, and that's that it didn't have a ton of content when it came out; I'm not sure how much that's been fixed, but there's still plenty there if you're not looking for a 5-hour a day fix for years type of MMO.
 
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News Comments > War of the Roses Guns of Burgundy Update
1. Re: War of the Roses Guns of Burgundy Update Jun 19, 2013, 23:43 PropheT
 
I had to re-read the headline twice since I kept seeing "War of the Roses Rons of Burgundy Update" and then a few more times when I started to read it in his news voice.  
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News Comments > MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks
55. Re: MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks Jun 19, 2013, 19:05 PropheT
 
nin wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 18:04:
I now christen thee "XBOne180"...


Xbox 180

NBCnews is borrowing your idea
 
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News Comments > MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks
53. Re: MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks Jun 19, 2013, 19:01 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 18:01:
As much as I'd love to say that it was gamers bitching that caused this, it really wasn't. It was places like Gamestop and Best Buy simply refusing to take Xbone preorders anymore, and actively steering people towards a PS4 (if reports are to be believed) that would have caused it. Microsoft doesn't give a flying fuck about its customers, only about publishers and retail channels.

Creston

I haven't heard of that happening anywhere, and I'm sure a company taking that stance would have been quick to hit the news.

I'd be more inclined to believe that pre-sale numbers at places like the ones you mentioned are what drove the decision instead. At least they made the decision, and made it now, rather than after release once it was too late. It's still $100 more and has Kinect strapped to it, but without the DRM restrictions that's a step in the right direction.
 
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News Comments > EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD
27. Re: EA's Frostbite 3 Engine and AMD Jun 18, 2013, 23:36 PropheT
 
Dev wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 23:30:
Frags4Fun wrote on Jun 18, 2013, 20:18:
There's a simple solution for this. Don't buy the games if you own Nvidia.
Fixed that for you

Yep.

This story made me realize how few EA games I actually play anymore.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 22:45 PropheT
 
When asked what Xbox One could offer to win the next generation console wars, Mattrick talked about "devices and services". He added, "We've got a bunch of unique assets, starting with Xbox Live, the largest community in the world with 46 million members, we have innovation in Xbox One with our Kinect sensor and SmartGlass two great examples. We have services like Skype and the ability to drive search and internet exploration."

So if I don't want Kinect, and I don't, the thousands of dollars of value suddenly becomes stuff I either already have on other systems or can get in better forms on my PC or even my phone.

Xbox Live isn't a selling point, it's a necessity if you own the system. I can't imagine there's anyone but the most diehard MS fans that would buy it because it has Xbox Live rather than buying Live because there's no other option if you already have the system.

It's also strange that every single one of those things is of questionable value when it comes to the games themselves. Kinect isn't going to take off into the stratosphere just because they're forcing people to have it now if they want the system.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Two
4. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Two Jun 13, 2013, 22:27 PropheT
 
"If we look at [the industry's] 10-year future or 20-year future, if we still continue to be inward looking rather than outward looking, I worry about it. That's why I think the indies, myself included, [have to push games forward]. We should be appealing to new audiences, we should be using this insane, crazy tech in a completely different, game-changing way, so these huge corporations turn around and say, 'you know what, maybe we should look at that software'."

I see him say this, and I wonder just how many of the indies are even trying it. Most of the indie games I see are just trying to emulate games that came out 20 years ago, not make games like we're going to want 10 years from now.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 12, 2013, 21:06 PropheT
 
Well, if developers are going to release games that aren't developed for PC's like they did for this generation then at least with a new generation we might get some stuff that actually takes advantage of the hardware. I think my current video card has been knitting little sweaters while I play games lately because it's bored with how little processing it has to do.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Jun 12, 2013, 17:17 PropheT
 
I don't know why anyone would think it's just gamers given the popularity of comedy acts and shows right now like Tosh.0 that go pretty far out there with sexism, racist jokes, rape jokes, and so on. Communal humor is almost always tied in to current popular comedy culture.

It ain't just gamers.
 
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