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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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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Feb 11, 2013, 04:00 .Drifter
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 10, 2013, 20:16:
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Feb 10, 2013, 19:28:
That demo didn't really look any better tjam UT3, which is still the best-looking UE3 game.

What the hell is Tjam UT3?

Guessing it was meant to be "better than UT3."
 
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News Comments > Commander Keen Successor Kickstarter
18. Re: Commander Keen Successor Kickstarter Feb 5, 2013, 02:56 .Drifter
 
Creston wrote on Feb 4, 2013, 21:15:
I can just see Tom sitting there, going "Goddammit, I've GOT to get in on this sweet nostalgia money! What other games have I done that I can bring out? COMMANDER KEEN!"

When this one fails, maybe he'll finally realize he needs to kickstart a sequel to Anachronox.

Creston

As much as I'd love to get a sequel to Anachronox . . . I doubt a Kickstarter would be successful. No one really seemed to care about it, beyond the hardcore fans of the game.
That being said, if he does kickstart an Anachronox sequel, my money's ready.
 
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News Comments > Police Quest Creator Plans New Game
11. Re: Police Quest Creator Plans New Game Feb 3, 2013, 02:42 .Drifter
 
nin wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 21:53:
.net_Drifter wrote on Feb 2, 2013, 21:33:
I'm hoping for a sequel to Codename: Iceman.
I really liked that one, and hated sales were not high enough for the sequel to get made.

I remember that one. Took me forever to figure out what you were supposed to do in the sub battles. Also remember how, when you played the dice game (can't remember what it was), it would detect if you were saving your game after winning each round, and eventually comment on it.


Yeah, the sub game was a pain in the butt.
And the game would really, really screw you over if you didn't do everything strictly by the book. Literally, since you had to have the manual to have the order in which to do certain things, and if you didn't you'd eventually get stuck at a point where you could not progress, and if you didn't have older saves you had to start the game over.
But still, fun game, they don't make them like that any more.
 
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News Comments > Police Quest Creator Plans New Game
8. Re: Police Quest Creator Plans New Game Feb 2, 2013, 21:33 .Drifter
 
I'm hoping for a sequel to Codename: Iceman.
I really liked that one, and hated sales were not high enough for the sequel to get made.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.07 Preview
4. Re: Diablo III 1.07 Preview Jan 12, 2013, 19:28 .Drifter
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 12, 2013, 16:41:
last!
More like next to last, since . . . LAST! (for now)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jan 11, 2013, 05:16 .Drifter
 
Throwing out online sales, and not counting Steam, kind of keeps him from proving his assertion, seeing as how he doesn't have all the data to make it with.
About all he ends up proving is that retail sales and revenue are down, which I can believe since most of the games I purchase are either from Amazon or via Steam/GoG.

As for software companies making a good bit on 1.00 games and free to play with in app purchases . . . I don't know I agree with that one either.
I've read quite a few stories about several iOS and Android app makers selling these cheap/free apps and barely scraping by.

This comment was edited on Jan 11, 2013, 05:27.
 
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News Comments > WoW 5.2 Preview
3. Re: WoW 5.2 Preview Dec 23, 2012, 01:10 .Drifter
 
Looking through the notes, there seemed to be quite a few of what appeared to be buffs to me.  
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News Comments > Asheron's Call 2 Returns
12. Re: Asheron's Call 2 Returns Dec 14, 2012, 20:08 .Drifter
 
I remember one of my early experiences in the AC2 beta . . .

From what I can remember, water was not yet deadly, and there had been the ability to kill MOBs from in the water, and they wouldn't enter, so you were able to attack with impunity. I even remember being able to swim across huge areas of water to areas of the map you should not be able to get to, higher level areas, that you could then tie to.
At that point, you would attack a high level critter, die, restore at the tie point and run back to attack again. It would take a while, but when you killed the higher level critter finally, you'd level up. Yeah, it was an exploit, and people used it to level rapidly.
Turbine's response?
Make water slowly kill you when you entered.
Starter area became a death trap, since there was a stream to cross, and people were dieing, cussing, and carrying on until the updated the game. Took me several attempts to cross the stream and not die, to continue the starting area, lol.
Ah, fun times . . .
 
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News Comments > The Secret World F2P Plans?
5. Re: The Secret World F2P Plans? Dec 11, 2012, 02:58 .Drifter
 
Hellbinder wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 01:51:
This game was built and advertized as FTP for at least 2 years before the sudden change to pay to play one year from release.

The whole thing stinks to high heaven as far as i am concerned.

Morons....

You know, I keep reading this and yet I can never remember Funcom stating that TSW was going to be free to play at launch.
This goes all the way back to . . . what was it, 2009, when they had that "which secret society are you" gimmick on their website.
 
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