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DoW
Sep 10, 2004, 10:29
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DoW Sep 10, 2004, 10:29
Sep 10, 2004, 10:29
 
I can't help but be reminded of StarCraft and C&C when I play this demo--and that's a good thing. It looks good graphically, runs well, has some good gameplay features and makes me feel like I'm playing the RTS games I used to love. I'd say it's got some potential.

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DNF
Jul 3, 2002, 10:34
46.
DNF Jul 3, 2002, 10:34
Jul 3, 2002, 10:34
 
Only in the computer gaming world do people hear about a game in development and then start crying like babies when it doesn't land in their laps immediately. And only in the computer gaming world does a thread discussing one game devolve into a flame war about another.

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Re: a day early
Jul 3, 2002, 10:14
40.
Re: a day early Jul 3, 2002, 10:14
Jul 3, 2002, 10:14
 
38: "He hath rid his prologue like a rough colt; he knows
not the stop."

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Movie link
Jun 28, 2002, 10:55
45.
Movie link Jun 28, 2002, 10:55
Jun 28, 2002, 10:55
 
I'd like to have a look, but I've not been able to get to it. Is the site getting pounded or what?

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Seems to me ...
Jun 26, 2002, 15:45
Seems to me ... Jun 26, 2002, 15:45
Jun 26, 2002, 15:45
 
... that with UT2003 they've made the game more like Q3A although with more emphasis on teamplay.

At least, that's what it looks like on the surface.

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Re: PIECE OF SHIT, copy protection
Jun 25, 2002, 09:13
Re: PIECE OF SHIT, copy protection Jun 25, 2002, 09:13
Jun 25, 2002, 09:13
 
162:
I think you miss the point. Nobody thinks they should get stuff for free. What they think is that they ought to get their money's worth and they ought to be able to try before they buy, especially in light of the skyrocketing prices of games.

The question is not one of laziness, but of the issue that many hardworking people can't afford to pay the high prices for a lot of this country's luxuries. What? I should work my ass off and not be able to afford a game, when some jerk whose daddy sent him to Princeton is the president of the company making 1000 times what I do? That's America. It's about a smaller and smaller number of people controlling a bigger and bigger piece of the overall pie. And that's why people cheat and steal.

The software industry has a lot of nerve serving up these high-priced games without letting people try them out first, especially considering that many, if not most, games suffer from some kind of compatibility issues. For the most part you can return them for a refund, but read the back of your CompUSA receipt the next time you buy there.

So let's check the scorecard: You want to charge me $60 for a game, sight unseen, that may or may not work on my system and may (will) contain numerous bugs that were not fixed during the beta, and then someone like CompUSA is going to try to say, no, you can't return that when it doesn't work? THAT's America.

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FYI
Jun 21, 2002, 16:45
FYI Jun 21, 2002, 16:45
Jun 21, 2002, 16:45
 
I bought the game last night in spite of reservations about the price and the various bugs reported.

It runs fine on my system, but it did crash once when I was exiting the game (click Exit, game locks, WinXP shuts it down).

My system:
Athlon XP 1.4GHz
GeForce4 MX 440 64MB
SoundBlaster Live Value
WinXP Pro
Memorex 48X CD-ROM

I think technical issues are endemic to the game industry these days. It's impossible to find a perfect balance between compatibility testing and reasonable timelines. You can only do so much with a piece of software in a given timeframe.

Then there's Blizzard who seems to do an awfully damned good job of making games that work.

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Re: PIECE OF SHIT, copy protection
Jun 21, 2002, 16:39
Re: PIECE OF SHIT, copy protection Jun 21, 2002, 16:39
Jun 21, 2002, 16:39
 
Seems like a lot of companies are more concerned about preventing people from copying their software than about offering a product that works out of the box. The software industry complains that it loses billions of dollars to piracy, but I wonder how much it spends on vain attempts to thwart piracy and then passes the expenses on to consumers.

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Re: this is pretty bad.. (#103)
Jun 19, 2002, 16:28
Re: this is pretty bad.. (#103) Jun 19, 2002, 16:28
Jun 19, 2002, 16:28
 
Even after thorough beta testing snafus can easily occur between then and the actual shipping of the product without sabotage. Depends on their production process. Look at what happened to PoR. I wonder how much complaining there would've been about that game had they not completely screwed up the install program.

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Re: First impressions
Jun 19, 2002, 16:25
Re: First impressions Jun 19, 2002, 16:25
Jun 19, 2002, 16:25
 
Funny. Amid the positives, I saw a lot in it to give pause for thought. He mentioned AI pathfinding issues. He mentioned the lack of control over any characters but your own. He mentioned a lack of true party gaming that forces players to reassmeble parties for the particular needs of individual quests.

And he hasn't tried to play multiplayer yet. Hard to tell what kind of luck he's going to have there.

No, I think I'll wait and see what happens after the dust settles. In the meantime, I've got some perfectly good games that I only paid 30 bucks for to keep me occupied.

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