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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
61. Re: Steam Top 10 May 27, 2013, 01:22 .Drifter
 
Quinn wrote on May 26, 2013, 19:45:
Dust...
Reus...

There's so much enthusiasm around all these 2D games coming from PC gamers. This is surprising to me, because I always thought one of the main differences between console gamers and PC gamers were that the first play games for some mindless entertainment, while the latter play games for immersion.

In a way, I find said enthusiasm... concerning? Concerning because who knows.. maybe a few years from now the PC is the platform for arcade-y.. 'indie' games.. and it's the consoles you have to go to for stuff like Metro, Deus Ex, Van Helsing.

I must be over-reacting here. But still I don't really get how a PC community can get so excited about these side-scrollers.

The first computer I ever owned was a Commodore. C128 to be exact.
Most of the games I played on it?
2D side scrollers with paralax (wow!) background movement, along with a boat load of top down games.

Psygnosis made quite a few side scrollers for home computers way back in the day, in fact, so if anything PC is getting back to it's roots in my opinion.

Ah, what I wouldn't give for another last ninja game. Or an updated version of the originals.
At least I can listen to the rock versions of their soundtracks on youtube when I want.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PCs
30. Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PCs May 17, 2013, 22:14 .Drifter
 
When getting Vengeance once just isn't enough . . . get it again! Redo your vengeance!
Get . . . Re-Vengeance!
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
38. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 14, 2013, 02:10 .Drifter
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 13, 2013, 06:23:
And since when does having creative input mean you mandate the use of your old, dated, sub-optimal for even an offline and loading screen-heavy open world game engine? Your assumption remains baseless.

He who pays the bills makes the rules, and Zenimax is the parent company of both Bethesda and Zenimax Online, so if they were to say "do this" I'm pretty sure the answer from the TS:O developers would be Yes.

That being said, what assumption remains baseless?
As far as I can tell, I've assumed nothing. Only pointed out that their previous All New Engine was anything but, so the one for TS:O might not be an All New Engine either.
If you're assuming that I'm assuming the game engine will be based on Gamebryo . . . I'm not.
Would that then make your assumption baseless?
All your base are belong to us . . .
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
30. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 13, 2013, 01:44 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on May 12, 2013, 22:47:
jacobvandy wrote on May 12, 2013, 22:43:
The problem with your theory is... BETHESDA IS NOT MAKING TES ONLINE.

Yes, but everything happens with their oversight and blessing or rejection.

This.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
27. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 12, 2013, 22:34 .Drifter
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 12, 2013, 22:04:
.net_Drifter wrote on May 12, 2013, 21:55:
Given past behavior and information concerning their previous "new engine", is it too far fetched to think they might not still use Gamebryo as part of the basic foundation of the current "new engine?"

Not really... These are totally different developers. It is the same amount of fetched to presume they're using the id Tech 5 engine as the basis for TES:O, because that's another engine used by one of the parent company's studios.

P.S. You don't need an article to tell you that the Creation Engine isn't new. Everything feels the same as Oblivion, Fallout 3, etc.

Ah, but how many recent games of The Elder Scrolls lineage have used id Tech 5?
And how many have used a version of Gambryo?
Precedent.

In any case, the point in linking the article was not to say the Creation engine wasn't new, something everyone already knows, but just to show that the "new engine" they used before was just an old car, with a Pimp my Ride style makeover, so what's to say the new engine won't be the same way?
Whatever the new engine is, I hope it's not a New Engine based on the Hero one used in SWTOR, since that version of it at least sucks.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Game Vulnerability
24. Re: Bethesda Game Vulnerability May 12, 2013, 21:55 .Drifter
 
Jerykk wrote on May 12, 2013, 18:10:
This seems really dumb. The ES games are all single-player and the only thing the "exploit" does it make the game crash. Also, ESO uses a completely different engine than the other Bethesda games.

Didn't Bethesda say though, at one point, that the Skyrim engine was totally new too?
Oh yeah . . .
Story on PC Gamer

And a nice article semi refuting it, somewhat:
Is creation gamebryo?

Given past behavior and information concerning their previous "new engine", is it too far fetched to think they might not still use Gamebryo as part of the basic foundation of the current "new engine?"
 
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News Comments > Defiance Renewed
28. Re: Defiance Renewed May 11, 2013, 04:43 .Drifter
 
RaZ0r! wrote on May 11, 2013, 03:54:
I'm still mad Firefly was cancelled.

You know, I watched the movie and liked it. Not the greatest thing I've ever seen, but nowhere near bad. I saw maybe 2, 3 episodes of the show and it was also pretty good, but not great, so I just do not get the extreme love people have for Firefly.
I read somewhere it was due to it being a "cowboys in space" type thing, which had never been done before, or something like that.
The cowboys in space theme is old. Battle beyond the stars, there was a space cowboy NAMED space cowboy. Then lets turn to anime. Galaxy Express had a bit of a space western theme in it in places.
Hell, even old scifi books. I seem to remember one called Santiago, vaguely, that was kind of cowboys in space in terms of theme.
As for the characters in it, I've either read or watched something that had someone just about like them in terms of personality or characterization, so I don't really see what was all that new here.
Another show I don't really get the love for was Stargate. Well, all Stargate series for that matter. I liked the movie, would have liked to see a sequel, but the series, none of them could I get in to.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Renewed
9. Re: Defiance Renewed May 10, 2013, 19:59 .Drifter
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 10, 2013, 19:24:
LOL just wow! I've forced myself to watch a few episodes hoping it might get better or plug the major plot holes or try to do something....hell ANYTHING that resembles actual science fiction. Nope not so far. Thats it for me, even morons need shows i guess.

BTW Why has this pure filth got picked up for a 2nd season yet BSG Blood and Chrome didnt get the green light for a 1st season after those excellent webisodes?

Personally, I liked the first 3 seasons of BSG but didn't really care for the last season. In fact, over time I've come to feel as though the last season was crap. If I had to compare it to a meal, it would be like getting a tasty multi course meal, and then being served a shit sandwich for desert. With that kind of bad taste in my mouth, I've pretty much avoided anything BSG related since, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.
 
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News Comments > Defiance Boasts a Million Accounts
16. Re: Defiance Boasts a Million Accounts May 3, 2013, 01:51 .Drifter
 
SlimRam wrote on May 2, 2013, 21:00:
I have not seen the show or played the game but I have been interested in both. I have been wondering if either or both would be worth trying.

After reading the comments on Blue's about the game and such, I think I have my answer...

...and that would be no...

To be fair, some on Blues seem to hate certain game types or game models out of principle, so I'd never take anything as though it were a WORD OF GOD type thing. Show's free, if you have cable, and it can be streamed from the website, so might as well give it a shot. If you don't like it after a few minutes, all you've lost is a little of your time. As for the game . . . at 60 bucks, no. 10.00 or maybe 20.00, if you like Borderlands . . . possibly. I've played it, and while it's not the worst game I've ever played, I've certainly played better. Third person borderlands is a reasonably close comparison, without the cartoony look, a bit of pop up, and some possibly worse textures in places.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon May 1, 2013, 00:54 .Drifter
 
Gib007 wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 20:05:
It looks interesting and I would buy it. I loved Far Cry 3 - played it through three times over. Unfortunately I can't find where to buy it. I have the retail version of Far Cry 3 and it runs through Uplay. Blood Dragon isn't listed on Uplay Store though and it's not available on retail so I'm at a loss...

When I load up uPlay, click Store, select Brand, and go to Far Cry it shows Blood Dragon for me. Also comes up if I search Far Cry or Blood Dragon. Bought it there, uPlay, since I figured I'd have to load it up to play no matter where I bought it . . .
Anywho, could be restricted to certain countries, who knows.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online TV and Comic Plans; $149.99 CE
10. Re: EVE Online TV and Comic Plans; $149.99 CE Apr 28, 2013, 21:28 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 28, 2013, 17:11:
BadIronTree wrote on Apr 28, 2013, 16:06:
LoL do you know any other MMO that 10 years after it came out is still getting BIGGER with more and more subscribers ?
from 350k it went to HALF a million now...

YES is a niche market but the people playing are hard core...

EvE is not for 10 year old COD kids

Says who? CCP? Yeah, because they've never lied or cheated before. I'd be amazed if they even had an actual 50k persistent subscribers. And no, it's not for 10 year old COD kids. It's for 10 year old griefers who think the height of entertainment is trying to ruin everyone elses fun. When these comics fail to move and this TV show gets canceled after its failed pilot you'll see.

As long as it takes to learn some of the better skills, real time, I doubt many 10 year olds with OCD could stand the wait needed to have the skills to get a ship to do any real griefing in.
 
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News Comments > Team Bondi Closed?
15. Re: Team Bondi Closed? Apr 18, 2013, 19:45 .Drifter
 
Prez wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 16:57:
In today's hypersensitive gaming industry, where habitually offended white knighters are constantly opining for attention and trying to score points for their faux nobility no one in their right minds is going to fund a game with "whore" in the title. John Walker might get apoplectic and fall out (Which would be just swell in my book).

To be fair, I cannot think of one game from the 70's or 80's (which were times when politically correct meant voting for the right political party for your region of the U.S.) that had Whore in the title.
 
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News Comments > No One Knows Who Owns NOLF
25. Re: No One Knows Who Owns NOLF Apr 6, 2013, 17:55 .Drifter
 
Pretty sure there already was a third NOLF game, of sorts.
Did you play as one of the bad guys or something?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2013, 06:35 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 19:26:
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 16:05:
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 15:36:
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 15:15:
Tanto Edge wrote on Apr 4, 2013, 14:34:
And then Leno will Replace Fallon in 2015.
Carson's dead skeletal remains are funnier than both those hacks put together. Just sayin.

Yeah, I enjoyed watching Johnny a lot, but never cared for Leno or Letterman, and I hate Fallon and O'Brian.

Carson was great. Honestly even though I don't care for Letterman, I still think he should have originally gotten the Tonight Show, considering all the years he put in being the Late Show after Carson's show, and he was promised the Tonight Show when Carson retired.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night is an amazing documentary from the American Masters series. Watch it if you haven't seen it. And yeah, there's one point where Carson shows up to do Dave's Top Ten list and show the suits that he wanted Dave to take over his show.

Carson I only slightly cared for, Leno . . . well, I liked his Headlines and Jay Walking, O'Brian did a pretty funny Clinton gag, not much else.
And Fallon. Oh god, do I dislike this guy. Cannot stand his brand of comedy, cannot stand his jokes, cannot stand his delivery. I honestly do not know how anyone can find him funny. Of all the people who could get the Tonight Show . . .
 
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News Comments > Crytek Plans Darksiders Bid
16. Re: Crytek Plans Darksiders Bid Mar 30, 2013, 00:43 .Drifter
 
Creston wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 14:51:
saluk wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 13:33:
Creston wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 11:13:
Again, I don't understand why this IP somehow has value. It's all based off stuff that's simple mythology, just like Titan's Quest was. So what are you buying other than the name Darksiders?

Are devs/publishers so hard for sequels that they spend money on basically worthless IP just so that they can release something with a Roman numeral in the name?

Creston


Everything's based on stuff. I don't get your point.

Mythology is free. Nobody owns it. You don't have to pay license fees over it. Therefore, you change two minor details about the story, call it DarkFarers, and voila, you just made darksiders 3 without owing a penny.

Incidentally, if you had read the description - they (many of the original creators) want the IP because the developers put time into it and want to own what they helped create. Emotional value. Makes perfect sense.

Yeah, makes perfect sense for Crytek to buy it so that they own it. It won't be owned by the devs, unless they somehow think that they're going to be working for Crytek for the rest of their lives/won't get closed.

Creston



Ah, but this is their version of the mythology. The look, the style, the setting.
And seriously, if you played and enjoyed the first two games, what would you rather buy:

Darksiders III - continues on the story with the same characters.
DarkFarers - new story, "spiritual successor" that doesn't have anything to do with the game and story you're invested in from playing Darksiders I and II

As for Crytek buying it, yeah it can make sense. If someone else gets it, they lose it. If Crytek gets it, maybe they can work out some buyback where they take the IP back over if they perform well, or buy it off from profits on games they make for Crytek. That would be a lot easier to work out than a deal with a potentially unknown entity who might try to screw them over on a buyout price if they got the IP. Not to say Crytek might not do the same thing, of course, but better the devil you know than the one you don't.
 
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News Comments > Victory Kickstarter Cancelled
14. Re: Victory Kickstarter Cancelled Mar 17, 2013, 21:42 .Drifter
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 17, 2013, 18:09:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 17, 2013, 16:32:
Also, too: the MOBA genre is saturated. Don't try to crowdsource something that everyone is sick of, even if you are using a setting that hasn't been tried before.

I don't know about that. Have you seen what some of the boardgame and PnP RPG systems have been doing? They've been crushing it huge. Blowing away video games actually. Several of them are close to 1200% over their funding goal. It's nuckin' futs.

Edit: Er, I meant 12,000%!


That percentage isn't quite as impressive when you take into account that many boardgame/pnp games start out asking for far less than most computer games do, at least the ones I've seen on Kickstarter. When your starting goal is between 5K to 30K, the percent funded can potentially be huge, especially compared to another project asking for a starting amount 30x higher.

What's more impressive to me is the amount donated per backer for these games, compared to computer games, with backers sometimes pledging up to 4x what a computer game backer does.
 
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News Comments > Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film
17. Re: Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film Mar 6, 2013, 22:16 .Drifter
 
nin wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 09:11:
SXO wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 08:55:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 02:42:
.net_Drifter wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 00:46:
Raimi: I found out it wasn't my way or the highway, and whoops . . . that was that.

Before Spiderman 3, I might have thought it was a dick move by Blizzard.
After watching Spiderman 3, however . . . I'd have reservations about any screenplay he wrote about any property that wasn't his own, too.

Spiderman 3 wasn't all his fault. The studio forced him to add Venom, which really screwed up his original script.
Who forced him to add the dance routine?


That right there is the million dollar question. I almost walked out of the theater.


The dance scene at least got a laugh out of me, if nothing else.

As for Venom, well if Sandman was his first choice, I kind of see why they wanted to shoehorn Venom into the movie. Opinions might vary, but personally I always saw Sandman as a throw away villain.
Even Kraven the Hunter would have been a better villain than just Sandman.

 
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News Comments > Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film
8. Re: Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film Mar 6, 2013, 00:46 .Drifter
 
Raimi: I found out it wasn't my way or the highway, and whoops . . . that was that.

Before Spiderman 3, I might have thought it was a dick move by Blizzard.
After watching Spiderman 3, however . . . I'd have reservations about any screenplay he wrote about any property that wasn't his own, too.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Mar 3, 2013, 01:19 .Drifter
 
The Bridge wasn't actually a bad follow up to The Sign, or Happy Nation if you're in Europe, but Ace of Base really changed directions with it.
Probably cost them a few fans, which they never regained on subsequent albums.
 
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News Comments > More Valve Layoffs
46. Re: More Valve Layoffs Feb 15, 2013, 02:30 .Drifter
 
I find it semi amusing that these layoffs are being put in terms of why a normal company would lay this many people off at once, when valve is run like no normal company I know or have worked for.  
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