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Signed On Jan 23, 2003, 21:40
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 13, 2015, 13:11 Mad Max RW
 
beremot wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 13:06:
Reminds me of a child sticking his fingers in his ears and chanting "Na na na na-I'm not listening-na na na na!"

Does that really work as an adult? Assuming, of course, that you qualify as an adult.


It appears to be working for you.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
45. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 5, 2015, 09:03 Mad Max RW
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 5, 2015, 00:43:
And if the devs were in charge, we'd have a lot better games than we do.

That didn't work out so great for Ion Storm and Daikatana. If the STALKER devs remained in charge the game never would have come out. Perhaps you should open your eyes to the numerous indie devs already out there.

Most good game developers aren't good business people.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
26. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 19:43 Mad Max RW
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 19:07:
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 17:57:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:49:
Many people seem to vastly overestimate the number of units that Steam is moving.

Just because Steam has become a pretty big deal for most of us, doesn't mean it's a big deal for even close to the majority of gamers. It's this typical window syndrome where people believe their limited view is somehow representative of anything when in reality it isn't at all.

Yet Steam makes ~ 1.5 billion dollars in revenue each year, and is still growing double digits. I'm not sure what number that needs to turn into before people start being impressed?

I'll be impressed when numbers don't mean a thing and everyone has equal access to the same stuff without shitty DLC puke on every gamer's plate. And.... it won't probably ever happen again as long as we run our economy using obsolete currency/trade based economic system.

Yeah man. When will people get with the program and switch to a smiles and good vibrations based economy?
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam
19. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines and AvP 2010 No Longer Sold on Steam Jan 1, 2015, 20:03 Mad Max RW
 
It's interesting how both of these games are terrible yet one was developed in 1-2 years (AvP3) while the other was developed over the course of 8 years. Rebellion was forced by Sega to retool the entire game in 9 months while Gearbox had free reign to do whatever they wanted and ended up spending more time and money on Borderlands instead of what they were hired to do, ACM. Two garbage games with very different histories as to why they suck so much.  
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News Comments > Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight
24. Re: Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight Dec 30, 2014, 13:09 Mad Max RW
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:50:
Way to skip taking any responsibility for your actions. Pandering to the lowest common denominator for a buck in the name of "freedom" is always the arguement of the immoral. What next? An Auschwitz simulator where you get to stuff children into ovens for shits and giggles?

An ironic statement coming from the same boy who repeatedly professes his admiration for Nazis.

Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 10:26:
So, which will cause the bigger renewed outcry: when people mod in packed churches and synagogues as additional content? Or pride parades?

Let's face it, if someone made a game about blowing up churches and synagogues it would be praised or met with silence by the very people who are crying about Hatred.

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News Comments > QUAKE on an Oscilloscope
2. Re: QUAKE on an Oscilloscope Dec 29, 2014, 19:57 Mad Max RW
 
I love how the comments on that turned into a retarded slap fight between youtubers and redditors.  
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
74. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 22:15 Mad Max RW
 
The game is back on Steam Greenlight. For something that looked like a cheap 3D remake of Postal most people probably don't give a shit about they sure got a lot of free publicity out of this non-event.  
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News Comments > The Crew Stats Issue
24. Re: The Crew Stats Issue Dec 13, 2014, 23:09 Mad Max RW
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 13:00:
Julio wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 05:13:
Creston wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 18:58:
That self-same guy then did a Crew video, where he just tried to do a simple burnout and then a power slide in a 2013 Mustang GT, and couldn't pull either one of despite repeated attempts, due to the god-awful driving and physics model.

And that would be due to the fact car handling is upgradable with more time spent playing. They give you worse handling at the beginning of the game - probably wasn't a great design decision given how that's created that reputation for the game.

Ah, I see. Well, that was a fucking terrible decision. I'm not going to grind through 10, 20...50...200? hours of shitty driving before I finally get high enough "level" that my cars start handling somewhat decently.

To summarize: Fuck the Crew and its shitty handling.

It takes about 4-5 hours to reach the max level in the game by doing random skill challenges. I was at 50 with three of my cars over 1200 before I even finished the Detroit/St. Louis starting region. The handling is fine if you change from the horrible default settings that make no sense on a wheel or xbox/playstation controller. That seems to be the source of all the complaints. Don't use the default settings.

The Crew is only really hard at the beginning of the game in the first few story missions. Tweak your controls, level up by doing challenges, and it becomes a cakewalk after a day or two. This is one of the easiest driving games I ever played when you understand how it works. Seemingly impossible missions such as escaping the cops and chases can be finished in seconds if you simply turn around at the start or pay attention to their driving path. Otherwise play in coop and it's easier. Money also pours in and you don't have to do anything. In 1 day I made a million "game bucks" by sending friends on faction missions. I didn't even play, just added 4 random people to each mission then came back later and collected. It doesn't make sense how you can pull in a fortune by literally doing nothing while the story missions and everything else are worth a few peanuts.

Honestly the biggest problem The Crew has (if you don't have any technical issues) is the whole "MMO" aspect is a total lie. Only 8 people or friends will randomly show up in your game across the whole map. PVP is fun but initiating a match can take anywhere from a few seconds, 20 minutes or 1 hour. I have no idea how matchmaking is supposed to work because I'm frequently stuck with people who are several hundred levels behind me.

Car customization is great, though. It works just like they advertised and you can spend a long time making your car look however you want. They get bonus points for including my actual ride in the game.

Anyway, this went from a quick reply to a whiskey fueled semi-review. I'm enjoying The Crew and hope Ubisoft/Ivory Tower continue to support it because they have the foundation for a great game. However, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody except the most die hard driving game fans who want something a little different. The truly massive open world sets a new precedent. There's also a bias toward American cars. You have a handful of exotic super cars but almost no Japanese tuners and a few other foreign models available. For me that's not a problem. If you hate classic muscle and love ricers you'll feel burned.
 
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News Comments > inXile TMs Meanwhile & Van Buren
13. Re: inXile TMs Meanwhile & Van Buren Dec 8, 2014, 16:03 Mad Max RW
 
Unless I'm mistaken Bethesda currently owns all the assets created for Van Buren aka Black Isle's Fallout 3. It was also never "85% completed" or whatever rumor the internet cooked up. Former Black Isle developers such as Josh Sawyer refuted that claim years ago.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2014, 07:43 Mad Max RW
 
Saw Interstellar on Sunday and was almost as bad as Prometheus. The one and only positive for me was the technology at least seemed like it's grounded in reality. The rest was too sappy to take seriously. It doesn't help that John Lithgow is the only actor in the movie I really like and he's way underused. Matthew McConaughey's been on a role the past few years with Mud, Dallas Buyer's Club and Killer Joe. I'll remember those movies and feel myself becoming a fan. Interstellar was entirely forgettable and unnecessary.

To anyone wanting to jump in with shit like "Oh you just didn't get it!". I loved 2001, 2010, Solaris, and Moon. Interstellar is nowhere near their league. This is closer to The Black Hole and Contact.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Launch Trailer
7. Re: The Crew Launch Trailer Dec 2, 2014, 07:32 Mad Max RW
 
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 21:30:
And remember, there is no embargo on reviews once the game is launched! We're Ubisoft, your pals!


It seemed pretty pointless when they allowed everyone in beta to post whatever they wanted from detailed impressions to videos and live streams.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
29. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 20:08 Mad Max RW
 
They are just making it easier to not preorder. Isn't that a good thing for gamers? Wait for reviews and trusted impressions from whoever you like when the game is available then decide whether to give them your money.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
153. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 21, 2014, 12:29 Mad Max RW
 
How about renaming Blue's News to Boo Hoos?  
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News Comments > etc.
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Video
8. Re: Killing Floor 2 Video Nov 14, 2014, 09:36 Mad Max RW
 
Xero wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 09:05:
I never played the original as I thought at the time the graphics were weak and it was just some cheap knock off of Left 4 Dead.

That's a shame because Killing Floor was a completely different animal to L4D. It's way more fast paced and unforgiving. For me L4D felt like a casual shooter with far too much level scripting and not enough challenge. The initial Killing Floor UT2k4 mod actually released 3 years before it.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Video
5. Re: Killing Floor 2 Video Nov 14, 2014, 07:39 Mad Max RW
 
I am so ready to put hundreds of more hours into this game. Starting with the free mod to the original game they only improved KF dramatically over the years.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
16. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 12, 2014, 07:17 Mad Max RW
 
JC2 is on sale for $3. If you don't have it already what the hell are you waiting for?

Also, this mouse aiming fix patch is absolutely 100% necessary to fully enjoy the game.

Hopefully JC3 doesn't require a fan made mouse fix.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
58. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2014, 10:37 Mad Max RW
 
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 10:05:
What a coincidence, that scenario popping up today. The world sure is an interesting place.

I had a big long speech ready for him about the evils of capitalism and how spoiled he is (while thinking of the geniuses at Blue's News of course) but I think I'll say happy Veteran's Day instead.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
55. Re: tougher Internet regulation. Nov 11, 2014, 09:45 Mad Max RW
 
Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:39:
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:59:
Baby Boomers sat around on their computers all day playing video games and bitching?

No, Boomers sit around all day burning through their inheritance and consuming on a ridiculous scale with a scorched earth policy for everyone else

Well I guess I should hurry and tell my father how privileged he was when he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He is a spoiled consumer after all and owes me big time, right? I'd lecture my uncle but he died of cancer he contracted from being exposed to Agent Orange. So spoiled.
 
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