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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 1, 2013, 12:11 PropheT
Verno wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 09:54:
I even see Kinect defenders on forums which is hilarious because as a gaming peripheral it has totally failed the core market in every way possible. "Just think of what it can do, the technology is amazing!" uhh ok, what good is it aside from dancing games again? Nothing? Ok. Microsoft themselves can barely be bothered to support it with first party stuff.

That one bothers me, too. It's been around for years now, so people really should be replacing "think what it can do!" with "What does it do?" by now. I guess if I was making an argument for it I wouldn't touch "What does it do?" because the answer is, like you said, just dancing games.

As for the AI capability claim, I can see it if they're talking about networked behavioral tracking to monitor how players are completing certain challenges and then adjusting the computer opponents to compensate. If they're talking about real-time cloud processing during races, though...I just don't see it with the latency involved.
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News Comments > Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes
13. Re: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes Jul 31, 2013, 21:22 PropheT
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 19:24:
Ah see that, you use humility and then I feel like the ass. Well played.

Nothing you said was wrong, not much else I could say there

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News Comments > Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes
11. Re: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes Jul 31, 2013, 19:11 PropheT
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 18:54:
Well you haven't really even played it then to know much. I think every game ever released there has been someone out there who couldn't even get it to run. My point is, perhaps once you get past your bug and get to play more, perhaps there is something good there. That said, it sucks that buggy games are released, the only other half full comments I can make is, they are aware and focused it seems, a patch will be out today and it cost only $20. In yesteryear it would have been a fifty spot.

Well, obviously I haven't played it much, it doesn't work.

It's not about getting it to run, it starts just fine. Features in the game just plain don't work. The character creator doesn't work; create a character, save them, and look at them afterward. The stats and picture don't match what you just created. Try to leave that starting screen where you chose your characters, and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Tooltips are incorrect, don't work, or just plain don't exist...and so on, and so on.

I won't argue that I'm a dumbass for buying it, though, that's kind of a given that this point :p

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News Comments > Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes
8. Re: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Remake Woes Jul 31, 2013, 18:25 PropheT
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 14:26:
Believe me, you could make the most perfect game ever and still see the filth of the steam community.

Said it before: I pity any dev that steps foot in there.

This game deserves it. It shouldn't even be for sale.

I bought it because I loved the original ones, and can't really even get past the character creator. It's flat out broken, doesn't work. There are games on Steam being sold in Alpha and Beta states and are advertised that way and they work better than this game does being sold as it is.
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details Jul 31, 2013, 13:15 PropheT
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 12:36:
I disagree, I've been asking for multiplayer, but co-op campaign. If they single player holds as well as the first 2 games, multiplayer is just more gravy.

MP is more like parsley. It looks nice to be there but no one actually does anything with it.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 29, 2013, 22:34 PropheT
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 19:33:
"The fact that Diablo II was still on shelves and still being played, in Korea particularly, 10 years after the fact of its release was something that I think Blizzard was kind of like… “Hey, we got the price of the box and not much else out of that.”

I think I'd be pointing out that there's a lot more to get out of a game that's that popular than just wondering how they could get more money from it, like the large number of people who would just buy Diablo 3 immediately just because it was Diablo 3. If anything, by not realizing that and by implementing the auction house and some of the things mentioned in that interview, they've shot themselves in the foot and taken away a good chunk of that good will if and when the next game does get released.

Maybe that's the problem now, though. If they're more interested in making a game that will make them constant money than they are in making a game so good that people are still playing it ten years from now, they aren't going to achieve either.

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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2013, 22:19 PropheT
Flatline wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 21:19:
Fish *wanted* to be a public persona, and as Princess Diana can tell you, that has some fucking consequences to it. He could have hired someone to do PR for him and kept his mouth shut and kept on making games if that's what he loved, but he, to crib David Bowie, made love to his ego until he started believing his own hype.

But Fish was a nobody. I mean, he's sort of semi-famous among the gamer and internet crowd now, but even a great deal of them had never heard of him and even a good chunk who had only had heard of him because of someone complaining about him. If it wasn't for that I'd likely have no idea who he is, and I read gaming stuff every day.

He sure as hell wasn't married to royalty or just plain rock and roll royalty; his game didn't even sell all that many copies compared to non-indie titles out there. I'd be willing to bet he's more famous for a small handful of comments that have been dissected and torn apart to make him into a convenient villain rather than for the game he made at this point. That really says something about the community that he's decided he doesn't want to be part of, I think, and it's hard to disagree with that line of thinking.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 29, 2013, 14:25 PropheT
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 12:25:
nin wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 10:00:
InBlack wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 09:44:
1 in 4 Young Adults Regret Social Media Posts Not Thinking Before Opening Their Mouth. (Or in this case before typing)

Also, anyone else notice that the 20-somethings are the new teens? As in all the angst, poor judgement, bad hormones, attitudes and personality problems have seemingly been extended by about 10+ years....

I blame Facebook...

I blame shitty parenting...

That is the last thing I blame.

What I found out is everyone is their own person.

I think the difference is that when we were 24, we had an idea of who we were already, or at least who we were going to become, and the freedom to follow that earlier.

Part of it is individualism and their drive to be independent and avoid this but as a general observation of people hitting their 20's right now, they aren't as ready for it because they're treated like kids right up until they leave the house...and more and more often that's not until several years after they turn 18. Kids are getting their driver's licenses later, moving out later, having society put rules on them that differentiates them between adulthood and being kids later.

Part of that is because society blames parents for things 16 and 17 year olds are doing under the insane assumption that they haven't developed their own will by then, but the other side of that is that so many parents seem pretty willing to follow along with the idea. It's less about varying degrees of stupidity and more about varying degrees of responsibility and accountability, and younger people seem to have less of that now than even ten or twenty years ago.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Shadowrun Returns Jul 27, 2013, 14:51 PropheT
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 13:33:
I loved Shadowrun for the SNES, I've read a few Shadowrun novels and rulebooks, I've watched people play the tabletop game, X-Com UFO Defense is one of my favorite games of all time, I could go for a single player RPG right now, seems like a must buy! Wait...checkpoint saves?!?!? HELL NO!!!!!! You can keep it, idiot devs.

I hate the lack of normal saving in the game, but it's really not a dealbreaker if you play it.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 27, 2013, 12:31 PropheT
ItBurn wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 01:22:
Also, there were many other good video game movies.
Both Tomb Raiders

The first one wasn't good, but in the second one she punches a shark. That's not the only moment that's outright terrible, but in what's otherwise a serious movie they thought a shark punching scene was a good idea. I guess instead of jumping it she takes it head on, but the result is pretty much the same.

Silent Hill isn't bad and has its moments, and Prince of Persia is a pretty good popcorn movie. Other than that, though? There's two video game movies I'd consider ok out of all of them they've made, and I'm not all that hard to please.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 26, 2013, 13:23 PropheT
Panickd wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 12:18:
On the flipside of the coin, it costs as much as a Roku and is capable of everything the Roku is and more. You can pipe YouTube, Netflix, Twitch, etc. to your TV and it plays games on top of that. It's like a better Apple TV!

Huh, I didn't even know it did that (although I've never really looked, either). That might explain why nobody is buying it for the games, I guess; I can't think of any other reason why people that own it wouldn't even bother to try a single one.

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News Comments > 7.7 Million WoW Subs
22. Re: 7.7 Million WoW Subs Jul 26, 2013, 13:16 PropheT
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 10:37:
BitWraith wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 09:57:
FTP games are chiseling away at WoW. Those 600k over that quarter are a direct result of Rift going FTP. Rift is a quality game, and I doubt it will stop at 600k. WoW needs to look into a new business model.

Somehow i doubt rift gained 600k subs directly from wow.

Have you logged on recently? The game is full even at 2am lately. Not that I'm saying all 600k directly came from WoW, but the influx of people was huge, and they had to come from somewhere.

As a side note, it's worth pointing out again that 7.7 million subscribers that they list aren't all $15 subscribers. A very large number of WoW players are in eastern markets that don't play monthly subs, and they've always been rolled into that same big number that gets tossed out.
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns
34. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns Jul 26, 2013, 01:22 PropheT
I guess I can understand wanting more, but I think they delivered exactly what they promised with the Kickstarter. Everything I saw from them that they showed during development to backers is exactly what was released; I'm happy I got what I signed up for, anyway, which is a lot more than can be said for far too many Kickstarter projects.

I'd be really surprised if the game doesn't get some major mod and campaign support as well, so it's got a good future ahead.

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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns
6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns Jul 25, 2013, 15:19 PropheT
I'm liking what I've seen so far (which is just the introductory missions, unfortunately). The conversation options are good and let you inject a personality you want into the game, and the combat is very old-school Fallout.

I do hope the save system gets changed, though, not sure I like the checkpoint saves. The rest of it I'm really happy with.
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Jul 24, 2013, 13:16 PropheT
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 11:02:
No Mr One of Swords, they exist everywhere, in many communities, in nearly all hobbies, across all realms of society. And that's when that whole editorial goes off track. Some humans are giant assholes on the internet. News at 11.

I was thinking the same thing. Read the a few comments sections on CNN articles and gaming forums start to look fairly tame.

That said, I don't think he's necessarily wrong, either. It does suck.
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released
17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines: Stasis Interrupted DLC Released Jul 23, 2013, 20:16 PropheT
Beamer wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 19:05:
The official story was stupid, though. It negated most of Aliens.

Not only that, but it did it before the opening credits were even finished.

I'll never forget sitting in the theater for that, and how hostile the crowd's reaction to the movie was before it had even really started.

I disagree with people who say it wasn't that bad, though. It's terrible. One guy lives at the end, and I challenge anyone who's seen the movie to tell me what his name was without looking it up.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 22, 2013, 18:06 PropheT
There's already been the weird internet turnaround on the XB1 on some gaming forums I've seen. It got so much hate so fast that it became mainstream to hate the system, so the counterculture sprung up as a result that loves it despite everything.

It's enough to make me feel like I might just be getting too old for this shit
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
7. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 21, 2013, 20:59 PropheT
Simon Says wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 13:29:
NO WARNING ON THE VIDEOS! "Play Value - Failed Consoles Part One and Part Two". This should go in the "Out of the blue" Media section or be tagged accordingly in the Sunday Consolidation.

Thank you for your attention.

It's a link to Youtube, I'm not sure what more warning you need that it's going to be a video.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2013, 14:24 PropheT
I'm probably the only person in the world who hated Avengers, and this is actually a big part of why. It's bled into every other comic film Marvel is releasing (Iron Man 3 was horrible due in part to forced tie-ins to Avengers), and DC is going to want their piece of that pie with the Justice League at some point so it's going to head the same way. The story lines that work in comics don't work in movies.

Basically, it just pushes comic movies away from what's actually made them good over the last ten years or so finally... the ability to relate to them with at least some sense of reality mixed in.

Maybe I'm wrong and that's what everyone really wants, but all I see coming out of this is another Batman and Robin level comic movie implosion that stops getting any of them made. Until they go back to rebooting them all again in 20 years, or something.
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Jul 21, 2013, 01:15 PropheT
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 22:43:
I bought the new CoJ and Conquistador for $10 each and they're totally worth it. So yeah, look at it like the savings on some stuff buys you another game entirely.

Conquistador really deserves more attention. I'd been looking for it to drop in price, and was bummed when it missed the community choice vote. I finally just figured screw it and bought it anyway, and it's way better than I expected.
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