Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Arthur Dent

Real Name Arthur Dent   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Wowbagger_TIP
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
Total Comments 3789 (Veteran)
User ID 9540
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ] Older >


News Comments > Scrolls Beta Content Clarified
13. Re: Scrolls Beta Content Clarified May 29, 2013, 19:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
RaZ0r! wrote on May 29, 2013, 19:45:
Every item is available for gold.

If this is true, then it's not a P2W game. I'm not for or against the game, I'm just pointing that out.
Depending on how they release new cards, you could easily just end up on a never-ending treadmill of trying to accumulate the necessary cards to become competitive with the people who just buy them. So it could still be P2W in practice.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
4. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 25, 2013, 18:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I guess their plan is to just toss out a bunch of bullshit numbers and claims to get the console morons drooling over it, knowing that they'll be lined up around the block at release with cash in hand. Most console players probably have no idea what a PC can do anyway. They've just played Bejeweled on their laptop.  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Funded
4. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Funded May 25, 2013, 15:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Bumpy wrote on May 25, 2013, 10:12:
Will keep an eye on this but did not fund. They may get the gameplay close but I totally doubt they will do the characters comprehensively like JA and JA2.

I was disappointed with the last JA game. The AI was terrible, so it lead to some pretty ridiculous gameplay and just wasn't fun. Maybe they'll do better, but I wasn't going to bet on it.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2013, 10:20 Wowbagger_TIP
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 23, 2013, 21:04:
Phil: itís not required that you are connected all the time, every second of every day (Oh I see what you did there. We were talking once every 24 hours and you circled back to every single moment. Only well played if it wasn't caught)

Yeah, he really didn't answer the question at all. He just responded to his own straw man instead. Definitely should not trust a word this guy says.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 24, 2013, 08:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I've basically done the same as this guy, and built every machine I've owned in the past 20 years, aside from laptops. Mostly for the same reasons he gives. I plan to keep on doing that too. They're definitely lasting longer these days, since games don't seem to be pushing them as hard year after year as they used to. Probably get a bit of a boost with the release of the new consoles, but then it'll slow down again pretty quick I suspect.

Not sure if death of homebrew would kill the PC, but it would definitely suck. The price increase for not being able to build your own could definitely contribute to the PC's irrelevancy if that happens though.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale May 24, 2013, 08:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I found deck-building to be one of the most engaging parts of MTG and other CCGs, which is another reason why I haven't been very interested in these annual releases. You're right about these not really being P2W though. That's more MTG Online's territory.  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MS's PC Gaming Disregard to Continue
63. Re: MS's PC Gaming Disregard to Continue May 24, 2013, 00:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Edit: wow... got my articles mixed up.. disregard.

This comment was edited on May 24, 2013, 08:46.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale May 23, 2013, 23:22 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2013, 21:59:
nin wrote on May 23, 2013, 21:38:
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 on Steam.

Never played these before, but holy cow...is it just a game designed to sell you more stuff?

Granted the train simulator still wins, cost wise...


Well, no because there's no competition in the train sim. It's solely for hobbyists where TCGs are all about P2W if you plan on playing anyone other than the AI. I like the gameplay of TCGs but I could never get into anything that's designed like that.


Yeah, I wish they'd make another game like Etherlords, with CCG-type gameplay, but primarily single-player. No way am I getting into the P2W arms race for something like MTG.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saints Row IV Trailer
1. Re: Saints Row IV Trailer May 23, 2013, 20:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dubstep hail to the chief... nice. I'm so looking forward to this game

Oh... and this was a cool read.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews May 21, 2013, 11:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
TL; DR version of the GTA producer article: "The media made such a big deal about running over hookers that I was embarassed to talk to my very religious grandma about what I do for a living."  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans?
15. Re: Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans? May 20, 2013, 19:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loved Syndicate, but thought SW was a step backwards in most ways. Would love to see a new game in the vein of the original, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.  
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Void of Darkness Announced
12. Re: Void of Darkness Announced May 19, 2013, 13:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Justin wrote on May 19, 2013, 09:38:
Hi er, I played the Drox Operative demo but could not get into it because of the combat. While combat is not the be all end all, I still want it to be as engaging as possible, when it does occur.

The trick will be to keep the player entertained enough to want to upgrade his ship. Since starting out with a fully upgraded ship to me isn't very fun at all. Which is why I take a page out of Starflight's book here, basic ship at the beginning. Perhaps you are at the mercy of more powerful aliens, but they should watch out once you roll out your upgrades.

Or you could probably go destroy their pirate bases just for ransoming you back when you couldn't defend yourself.

Looks like the game has potential. Reminds me somewhat of Escape Velocity Nova, which was a great game that gave you quite a bit of freedom and let you do things your way for the most part. The real key to games like this for me is that sense of freedom, and in having a lot of possibilities for things to do. You may not be able to do them all in one play-through, but that's not really a bad thing in my opinion.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews May 18, 2013, 18:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Akando wrote on May 18, 2013, 16:36:
Wow, hate speech much?

Hate speech? Seriously? I guess the bar must be rolling around on the ground these days...
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Gimbal Expansion One
3. Re: Gimbal Expansion One May 18, 2013, 16:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dirwulf wrote on May 18, 2013, 16:02:
Reminds me of Virgin Interactive's SubSpace from 1997.

I played SubSpace pretty much constantly for a couple of years way back when. Great game. This looks like it could be pretty cool too.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend
11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend May 17, 2013, 08:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kobalt wrote on May 17, 2013, 08:34:
No sprays no buy.
This. How else will I manage to keep up with the latest in bizarre fetish porn??
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale May 16, 2013, 22:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:44:
Dark Souls at $7.50 is tempting. I know the game will make me cry like a girl because I have trouble with only moderately difficult games, but the gamer in me still wants to give it the old college try. I am a little surprised that the Amazon listing shows it requires Steam AND GFWL, but I already learned to put up with the horrible GFWL when I played Dawn of War 2 and Dead Rising 2, so no biggie.

nin wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:30:
Narf2029 wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:24:
Steamworks Allthumbsup

Yup.

Same here. I'd be happy if every game ever made ever again used Steamworks myself.

Mostly because you couldn't possibly keep track of all the crap you own without your Steam library.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 10, 2013, 00:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 9, 2013, 23:23:
Dishonored and Skyrim for $15 each is a great deal. Lowest prices yet. $10 for New Vegas Ultimate Edition is a great deal too. If for some twisted reason you have yet to play any of these games, now's a good opportunity to do so.

Hitman: Absolution just dropped to $5 too on Amazon. It's not a very good Hitman game but if you enjoyed Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, you'll probably enjoy Absolution. For $5, you're not exactly taking a huge risk.

I've never bought from GamersGate before. Is there anything different about them compared to sites like GreenManGaming? Will I get a Steam key for the game?

They're currently out of keys for Dishonored too apparently, but I'm gonna be gone all weekend anyway, so I can wait I guess.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion DLC Next Month
3. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion DLC Next Month May 10, 2013, 00:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on May 9, 2013, 21:26:
This franchise died when it suddenly required Steam, most ironic that its success was firmly grounded in it being primarily a superior 4x option compared to Steam's offerings.

No Steam shills, or other manufactured opinions entertained.


No Steam trolls, or other vapid opinions entertained.

Just in case you were wondering how ridiculous you sound...
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo III Economy Follow-up
4. Re: Diablo III Economy Follow-up May 8, 2013, 21:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kosumo wrote on May 8, 2013, 21:12:
dj LiTh wrote on May 8, 2013, 21:02:
Closed Betas wrote on May 8, 2013, 20:41:
If you dupe gold on a game that features a real money marketplace. Are you not committing a counter-fitting crime? I'd be interested to see where a lawsuit could take this kind of cheating...

Nope, its the players that decide if the (duped) gold is worth it. A fool and his money...

With all due respect to dj Lith, I'm with Closed Betas on this, I would like to see what a govnement some where says about.

If they don't have the clout of a big bank or hedge fund, then yeah, it could easily be illegal. If you can afford a bunch of good lawyers, then you're fine. It's just financial innovation.

Wonder how many lawyers you can buy with 100 billion D3 gold...
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
1. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 7, 2013, 19:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
They say recent shootings and the NRA's attempts to shift blame for them onto the games industry did not factor into this

Yeah... I don't buy that at all, but whatever. I wouldn't blame them at all for wanting to kick the NRA in the nuts for that BS. Then I remember this is EA, and I wish they'd just pummel each others' nuts mercilessly.
 
Avatar 9540
 
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
3789 Comments. 190 pages. Viewing page 12.
< Newer [ 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ] Older >


footer

.. .. ..

Blue's News logo