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Nickname roguebanshee
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 13:01
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Producer Beams Out
12. Re: Star Trek Online Producer Beams Out Jul 3, 2010, 06:18 roguebanshee
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 3, 2010, 01:00:
Do we know how they are doing? I haven't seen any server closure stories or what-not.
They run with a single shard structure, so if they close a shard, the game closes. They have also said that while Champions Online does worse than STO, it is still profitable with no F2P model (beyond demo & referral) in sight.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. UK Game tax breaks scrapped… Jun 22, 2010, 12:05 roguebanshee
 
VSBM wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 11:16:
Ubisoft Knows "Exactly Where It's Going" For Assassin's Creed 3 Location

The bargain bin?
You're quite generous there...
 
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News Comments > Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases
16. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 07:43 roguebanshee
 
Darks wrote on May 28, 2010, 16:53:
Why do people continually bash good games that are pretty damn cheap to buy.
Compared to what's available for free (check the various Flash portals), the only things this has is a) graphics and b) the Alien Breed name.

Those two things are not worth 5€, much less the asking price.
 
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News Comments > Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases
5. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 14:12 roguebanshee
 
Ant wrote on May 28, 2010, 11:25:
No stand alone demo without Steam?
Seeing as the game is a Steam exclusive, I doubt you'll find a non-Steam demo.

The demo has a lot of "Please buy the full version" pop-ups during gameplay and the gameplay isn't that spectacular either. You can fairly easily find free flash games that does it as good/better, so the only two reasons to buy this would be a) OMG! GR4PHIX0RZ! and b) OMG! Alien Breed!
 
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News Comments > Just Cause DLC Released
10. Re: Just Cause DLC Released May 26, 2010, 11:34 roguebanshee
 
Acleacius wrote on May 26, 2010, 06:00:
For the most part, because people buy dlc, this PREVENTS publishers from releasing Editors, becasue the fans could do much better for free.
People are happily making mods for Just Cause 2 without official tools. It has always been more about how much the community wants to do it than about the developers supplying tools.

And games that accept actual DLC (as opposed to unlock keys) tend to be easier to make mods for, since they are made to easily accept new content (if the devs are smart at least).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 24, 2010, 10:39 roguebanshee
 
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on May 24, 2010, 09:55:
Slashman wrote on May 24, 2010, 09:39:
No one actually wants to sit and watch a movie that closely resembles the gameplay of the game it was based on because that would be nuts.

That would be nuts, but leaving it out entirely is nuts too. For example, in the upcoming Prince of Persia movie I expect the prince to do some impossible acrobatic stuff like you see in the game. Something like jumping from pillar to pillar and stuff like that.
You probably won't be disappointed on the acrobatics stuff. I saw the movie last week (early euro premiere) and I'd say that it's a fairly average summer action movie. You won't be missing much by waiting for the DVD/Blu-Ray, but it will fill out an evening with friends quite well if you do decide to go.

I'd rate it somewhere around 3/5.
 
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News Comments > Transformers: War for Cybertron in June
6. Re: Transformers: War for Cybertron in June Apr 8, 2010, 09:00 roguebanshee
 
Could be great.

(Preemptive attempt to stop self-hyping the game)
Stuff that could ruin it:

Way too fractured MP community with too many modes across too many incompatible platforms.
Transformations only being gimmics that has no actual gameplay value.
Horrible balance.
Performance issues.
No patches.
PC version being a crappy console port.
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes 2 and Other TMs
2. Re: City of Heroes 2 and Other TMs Apr 6, 2010, 11:51 roguebanshee
 
KS wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 11:16:
No City of Villains 2?
Because we all know that no one wants to play the bad guys.
 
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News Comments > Atari on GOG.com
19. Re: Atari on GOG.com Mar 25, 2010, 15:11 roguebanshee
 
Creston wrote on Mar 25, 2010, 13:39:
Well, heroes kill everything anyways, that's why I said they are key to armies, except for when you have Paladins or War Trolls.
Of course, both Paladins and War Trolls want some sort of assistance when facing Draconian armies. Flying archers and mages are annoying.
 
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News Comments > Atari on GOG.com
8. Re: Atari on GOG.com Mar 25, 2010, 12:07 roguebanshee
 
Jay wrote on Mar 25, 2010, 11:59:
Outcast and Master of Orion I know and love dearly, but Master of Magic? Never heard of it!
MoM is probably the most awesome Civ-like in existence ever.
 
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News Comments > Console Champions Online Shelved
4. Re: Console Champions Online Shelved Mar 25, 2010, 04:55 roguebanshee
 
Longswd wrote on Mar 25, 2010, 00:16:
EDIT: I see they don't let you out of the newb area, so I guess the above won't even apply. That being the case, I wouldn't even bother,
As Sacrelicious says, the weekend trial is unrestricted. It's the normal demo version that is limited to the tutorial only. Referral keys will let you enter the next set of areas as well (Desert Disaster and Canada Crisis).
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2 Patched
15. Re: Just Cause 2 Patched Mar 20, 2010, 08:47 roguebanshee
 
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2010, 03:37:
Just ran that benchmark. Everything turned to high/on/max. 2xFSAA, 16xAF. Only thing that I turned off is that SSAO (whatever that is).
Screen Space Ambient Occlusion.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Piracy Mar 2, 2010, 10:21 roguebanshee
 
Blue wrote on Mar 2, 2010, 10:13:
The Developers that let Ubisoft do this deserve to go bankrupt

How would you propose they *stop* Ubisoft from doing this?
Don't let logic cloud your mind, this is clearly a conspiracy to make games worse.
 
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News Comments > No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2
7. Re: No WinXP Support in Just Cause 2 Feb 23, 2010, 14:28 roguebanshee
 
NKD wrote on Feb 23, 2010, 14:01:
Time to ditch the 8 year old operating system Windows XP folks.
The only reason people aren't up in arms about this is the existence of Win 7 (as opposed to Vista).

The two reasons I'm still using XP are a) allocation of funds and b) reinstalling the most important applications is going to take a while (everything would be a weekend or two).
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 23, 2010, 11:50 roguebanshee
 
strich wrote on Feb 23, 2010, 10:50:
It amazes me that CS is not only still being played but is still in the top 10.
I find it likely that the status just reflects the low amount of weekly sales required to hit the top 10. Just like Demigod is the 4th best selling game on Impulse.

You probably have 2 or 3 games that actually sold well during the week, but it is still a weekly top 10.
 
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News Comments > Champions Online Free DLC & Communication Fixes
6. Re: Game Reviews Feb 10, 2010, 03:22 roguebanshee
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 10, 2010, 01:07:
Fion wrote on Feb 9, 2010, 20:21:
MMOG Free DLC?

Don't we call that a content patch in every other MMOG?

Was wondering the same. How can it be 'free' when you pay monthly?
Compare to something like Burning Crusade for WoW or one of the 9 million expansions for the original EQ.
 
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News Comments > Dudebro II Announced
13. Re: Dudebro II Announced Feb 8, 2010, 14:24 roguebanshee
 
Icewind wrote on Feb 8, 2010, 14:03:
Best origin story for a game ever.
Hard to disagree with that.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Midnight Madness
36. Re: Star Trek Online Midnight Madness Feb 2, 2010, 04:17 roguebanshee
 
Gunz wrote on Feb 2, 2010, 03:19:
Anyway... I agree that WoW is the champ, and it'll take a lot for a new kid to come close to getting in the same ring as WoW.
If you're talking about subscription base, then I have severe doubts that any dev is trying for that goal. That would just be setting up yourself for guaranteed disappointment. 100k subscribers is more than enough to survive comfortably.

If you're talking about gameplay, different people like different styles.

If it's content, then that will take time. WoW wasn't as feature rich at launch as it is today, nor did it have as many mid-/endgame encounters.

Also, WoW did get thumbs down for quite a while. Until Blizzard had spent enough resources to improve the bad parts (login queues, horrible performance).
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Points Class Action Lawsuit
10. Re: Microsoft Points Class Action Lawsuit Jan 26, 2010, 15:19 roguebanshee
 
Longswd wrote on Jan 26, 2010, 15:11:
...being charged for incomplete downloads (which sounds a little like suing a store because you left the items you bought sitting at the checkout)

I would say this is more akin to having the bagboy follow you out to your car with your cart and when you get there you find he disappeared with your groceries.
Doesn't the Xbox LIVE Marketplace allow you to redownload something you've paid for?

If so, doesn't that completely invalidate his complaint?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Plans Mandatory Online Authentication
25. Re: Piracy Jan 26, 2010, 14:35 roguebanshee
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2010, 14:06:
It will be interesting to see if this can be pirated what with the save games being hosted remotely. With enough resources, I realize anything is possible, but I wonder how difficult this makes it.
One method would be to make a local server and either set up a proxy or change the executable to point to that server instead of the Ubisoft one. The local server wouldn't have to do much more than recieve/save and load/transmit the raw data as needed (along with any hashing).

Anyway, they've turned themselves into a very interesting target for any technically inclined/curious hacker.
 
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