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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Age of Empires 4 and More Definitive Editions Announced
29. Re: Age of Empires 4 and More Definitive Editions Announced Aug 22, 2017, 08:45 Prez
 
"First and foremost is the news that Age of Empires 4 is in development at Relic Entertainment."

Prez starts getting excited. Oh boy oh boy OH BOY!!!

"They also announce an October 19th release date for the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, a Windows 10 exclusive..."

Instantly deflated, Prez's shoulders slump, he buries his face in his hands, and he begins to cry.


Not that it's any surprise; AoE has always been published by Microsoft. But I am adamant about staying FAR away from their anti-consumer UWP crap whenever possible.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
29. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 22:33 Prez
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 14:22:
GothicWizard wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 13:18:
Icewind wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 12:46:

As someone who interviews and hires people for my company, I can tell you that these millennials work very cheaply.

I'm betting that revolving door of cheap, wide-eyed, day-dreaming millennial fresh meat is too tantalizing for BioWare to abandon.

The culture there is dead anyway, since the people who were around during the days when "CRPG" meant something are long gone.

When EA bought BW I was on the beginning of the end bandwagon and took a LOT of heat for that view. Everyone was like 'oh they still have the core dev there it will be fine'. I said within 6 months you will start seeing the exit of those core devs, mgt and it will just be a circling the drain affair as time goes on until it's just a shell of BW in name only. I was laughed at on their forums and here.

I am not above saying, I told you so.

Hey Captain New's Flash, we knew this was going to happen as soon as it was announced. Why? Um... Maxis, Murky Foot, Bullfrog, Dice (not as bad as the others) etc, etc, etc.

Let me fill in some of your etc's: DreamWorks, Mythic, Westood, Pandemic, Origin, and Visceral... It's sickening how EA has destroyed so many amazing development studios.

Bioware is already following the unfortunately inevitable road to death spiral followed previously by Maxis in 2015 and Mythic in 2013

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News Comments > Quake Champions Early Access Next Week
15. Re: Quake Champions Early Access Next Week Aug 18, 2017, 16:06 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 10:40:
Doom 3, to me, was a steaming pile. Couldn't finish it. It was the last time I ever bought PCG, or CGW, whichever gave it a 96% and an exclusive 8 page review that was clearly traded for that exclusivity. It was a terrible game.

Doom 2016 was a fairly incredible single player game.

I actually liked Doom 3. I think the biggest reason most gamers didn't is that it eschewed the balls to the walls action FPS gameplay of the originals and went with survival horror. It came at a time when I was hungry for a good survival horror game so I grooved to it. If I remember correctly, PC Gamer did the 8 page spread on it and gave it a score in the 90's. I thought that was a bit too high personally, but I still really liked it.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
42. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 17:21 Prez
 
Another point concerning Lawbreakers...

Since it is being compared (unfavorably) to Battleborn, I feel like I should point out that as dead as Battleborn's multiplayer community is, I can still to this day play singleplayer and coop with my kids against the AI, which is pretty fun. The problem with multiplayer-only games is that they increasingly become worse and worse value propositions as time goes on. Once the community starts to die, it becomes a catch-22 of nobody is playing it because no one is buying it, and no one is buying it because no one is playing it.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
37. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 15:45 Prez
 
Slick wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 13:03:
Prez wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 10:15:
The Cliffy B consideration doesn't play much into my decisions, as I'm sure is the case with 95% of the target audience for Lawbreakers. I think it looks cool as hell, but I already have a multiplayer-only competitive hero shooter that I like - that being Overwatch obviously - and I don't feel like I need another.

LB isn't a hero shooter, it's a class-based shooter, if you can go with me on this distinction. It's much closer to the loadouts you'd see in a CoD or BF game than the wacky asymmetrical combat in OW. At least that's my take on it. Sure there's a melee class, and a heavy slow class, and a medic class, but the rest just have guns and different mobility options to make them distinct. If the LB characters were in OW, 85% of them would be in the "offensive" class.

Also, I think it's an odd sentiment that it's not worth trying something new in a genre you seem to enjoy because you "already have the game that fills that niche". By that metric most FPS gamers wouldn't have moved on from Counterstrike... wait a minute....

Fair enough on the distinction. I didn't say it's not worth trying for someone who is over Overwatch by now - it probably very much is. Personally I'm still digging Overwatch atm.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
6. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 10:15 Prez
 
The Cliffy B consideration doesn't play much into my decisions, as I'm sure is the case with 95% of the target audience for Lawbreakers. I think it looks cool as hell, but I already have a multiplayer-only competitive hero shooter that I like - that being Overwatch obviously - and I don't feel like I need another.  
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News Comments > Valve Teases Artifact: The Dota Card Game
12. Re: Valve Teases Artifact: The Dota Card Game Aug 9, 2017, 18:13 Prez
 
It seems Valve is only interested in churning out microtransaction-laden games with gambling economies. There will definitely not be another single player game from them again.  
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News Comments > Tempest 4000 Announced
7. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Aug 9, 2017, 12:34 Prez
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 08:37:
Tom wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 02:30:
Wow, surprised they worked out their differences after Atari shut down Minter's VR TxK release with legal threats. He had some choice words for them...

The last couple of attempts at this new, basically scam Atari publishing games didn't work out so well. Asteroids: Outpost was dropped in Early Access, basically never updated, then abandoned. And the attempt to Left 4 Dead Alone In the Dark was an abomination. And in both cases, the first time developers both went under and rumours abounded that Atari basically never paid them. And yeah, they attempted to sue Jeff Minter just because they could. I suspect he was either strongarmed into working with them to not get sued or he chose to, in which case, he'll probably get screwed in a similar way. I hope not though.

Don't forget their "remake" of the venerable Haunted House, which was an atrociously bad first person horror game that shat on the memory of the original. I loved that game as a kid.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 3 Video Catch-up
15. Re: Borderlands 3 Video Catch-up Aug 6, 2017, 22:38 Prez
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 6, 2017, 18:00:
Randy Pitchford: "So let me get this straight, Battleborn was a bomb?"

Gearbox:"'Fraid so Randy"

Randy Pitchford: "And Bulletstorm: Full clip barely sold?"

Gearbox:"'Fraid so Randy"

Randy Pitchford: "And Duke Nukem 20th anniversary world tour bombed too?"

Gearbox:"'Fraid so Randy"

Randy Pitchford: "Soooooooooo THAT MEANS...*thinking*....another Borderlands game?

Gearbox:"'Fraid so Randy"


Well I'll take the one series Gearbox is still good at, Borderlands, over them raping the Alien universe again.
 
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News Comments > Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month
10. Re: Battlestar Galactica Deadlock This Month Aug 3, 2017, 00:00 Prez
 
Maybe I'm weird but I like it.  
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News Comments > Standalone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
5. Re: Standalone Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Jul 28, 2017, 11:17 Prez
 
Yeah when I can get it for a dollar off of a key resale site. Fuck Activision.  
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News Comments > Play Just Cause 3 for Free
10. Re: Play Just Cause 3 for Free Jul 27, 2017, 20:32 Prez
 
Why play Just Cause 3? Just cause...  
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News Comments > For Honor Revamp Includes Dedicated Servers
3. Re: For Honor Revamp Includes Dedicated Servers Jul 27, 2017, 20:18 Prez
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 18:14:
Too little too late. Most of the playerbase has already uninstalled.

I never get the too little too late argument. If a boatload of people left the game because peer-to-peer sucks, then isn't it conceivable that many of them will come back? They already plunked down at least $60 on the game - how hard is re-installing? I know that I am more interested now.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
2. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 26, 2017, 20:49 Prez
 
Well at least now they can point to the fact that their XBOX exclusives are also on Windows.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 20, 2017, 02:38 Prez
 
Watched the gameplay video of the early build. Looks really cool. Kind of reminds me of Resident Evil 4.  
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News Comments > Telltale Announces New Batman; The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us Series
4. Re: Telltale Announces New Batman; The Walking Dead, and The Wolf Among Us Series Jul 20, 2017, 02:36 Prez
 
Awesome! Looking forward to all 3. I have yet to grow tired of the "Telltale Formula", though I get that some have.  
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
10. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 18, 2017, 02:08 Prez
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 23:08:
@Cutter, @eRe4s3r - Early Access and crowd funding are like the OTC stock market. I hope we're intelligent enough not to invest in such shenanigans.

Well hopefully YOU are smarter now, Mr Pre-order No Man's Sky.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown
9. Re: Might & Magic SHOWDOWN Shutdown Jul 18, 2017, 02:05 Prez
 
I'm kind of on the fence about wether a huge publisher like Ubisoft has any business running an Early Access game in the first place. At least they're not pulling a Sega who is making the Shenmue 3 team run a crowdfunding campaign while saying they fully support its creation. Ah but give Ubisoft time...  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial
13. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Jul 14, 2017, 18:57 Prez
 
Overon wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 18:03:
So the desperation has set it. Pumping up the player count in order to prevent EA from killing the franchise?

I think at this point it would be more resignation instead of desperation. The series has been indefinitely put on hold because of the disappointing performance of Andromeda. (Disappointing to EA who was expecting double the sales it actually got anyway).

Now it's just a matter of ensuring the player base for multiplayer stays healthy enough to keep it from being another Battleborn I think.

I don't think there's much danger of EA killing the franchise altogether. I agree with the theory that I've read that EA intends to wait until the original team that made the original trilogy is done with their current project. Which means it could be another LONG wait for another Mass Effect.
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Balance
9. Re: On Overwatch Balance [ Jul 8, 2017, 23:00 Prez
 
I like the way Blizzard is handling updates for Overwatch. All in all, every hero gets picked at a decent rate, at least in Quick Play. I don't do much competitive because it's too toxic most of the time.  
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