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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week
35. Re: Left 4 Dead Patch Next Week Jun 21, 2009, 00:40 Ventura
Just because Valve has delivered exceptional material in the past doesn't mean we should tolerate a lower quality product now

That's exactly the point. You expect it now, just as they have delivered in the past.

It's like spending more for a brand, like Sony (or whatever the brand is you're willing to spend more for) and not getting that level of quality you have come to expect.

They've essentially just used the name to shift more copies. At your expense.

It hasn't accomplished anything, because even though I bought two copies of L4D I'm obviously not going to go anywhere near the sequel (L4D3 anyone?), and all it's done is turn me off buying Valve products in the future.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 12:38 Ventura
BTW Ventura compare Assassin's Creed 360 vs PC, defiantly not a port

Definitely not a port? Videos look pretty damn similar. The pc may have a graphical edge, but that's not uncommon.

In any case, it's a pretty safe bet that the vast majority of people will not have played the same game on more than one platform.

The point is to go with what the developers are going to prioritise.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 12:16 Ventura
You've been saying that Ubisoft has a history of shitty ports when they very clearly do not. I have no reason to think that Conviction will be a shitty port

I said they weren't known for their fabulous ports.

The point remains, their focus will be on the 360. Conviction on the pc may well be a decent port, but it will hardly be better than what will end up on the 360.

These days, unfortunately, you're better off buying the console version of just about everything if you're after the number one experience.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 05:33 Ventura
Ubisoft has a history of solid PC ports, albeit with a few exceptions (like Double Agent)

That doesn't change anything though.

As always, the 360 version will be the one to own. If you can handle your shooters with a gamepad, of course.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2009, 04:10 Ventura
You're still going to get the 360 version even if the PC version ends up being better..?

Really not taking that hint, are you?

What part about Ubisoft didn't get through? Really, what don't you understand? They're not exactly known for their fabulous PC ports. You could name just about everything they've ever done, and it would be better on the 360.

That's just who they are. Still, you want to believe they're about ready to turn over a new leaf with Conviction, fine. From where I'm standing though, it looks like Caveman's got his head screwed on right.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 19, 2009, 22:23 Ventura
Activision boss threatens to drop PS3


How could news this huge be trivialised by putting it with updates about crap like Bionic Commando and a Birds of Prey website?
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Sells Big
23. Re: The Sims 3 Sells Big Jun 10, 2009, 06:24 Ventura
Must admit I've gotten quite into the Sims 3, even though I didn't buy it until just a couple of days ago. It's the cool house-building videos on Youtube that won me over. Some beautiful properties, that's for sure.

The weird thing is, I created a guy who looked like me and I kinda gave him my attributes. Commitment phobia, friendly, computer wiz, bit of a slob and a couch potato.. that kinda thing.

So I'm on my computer playing a guy who looks like me and he's on his computer. Made me think; maybe this is all just a simulation and there's someone out there in the 'real world' controlling me?

Cool game though. When someone pisses me off at work I can't help thinking about there being a red icon above me with a couple of faces and a -- next to it instead of a nice green ++ icon
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Patched
3. Re: Team Fortress 2 Patched Jun 9, 2009, 00:43 Ventura
I had to do a double take, because for a moment I thought it said "Left 4 Dead patched".

But then I came to my senses. They don't patch Left 4 Dead, they just make you buy it all over again.
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Interview
24. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Interview Jun 5, 2009, 01:21 Ventura
I'm sure anyone who didn't get into versus mode felt ripped off as far as the rest of L4D is concerned.

I'm definitely in that category right now, and I bought TWO copies of L4D. You try and show a bit of loyalty towards a company these days, and you get shafted.

Short of them setting up some sort of discount scheme for owners of the original, the're no chance of me buying L4D2.
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Trailer
19. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Trailer May 29, 2009, 20:13 Ventura
Straight from GPG the games pathing has been overhauled in SupCom2. This was a big part of the issues with the AI units that was causing lag because of pathing. Among other issues to thatís been fixed and optimized. So rest assured the game will play much better.

They said much the same thing about the expansion, and did things get better? No, they got a lot fucking worse.

I can't play any long game with AIs in it without the sim speed dropping to -10. Since I either play alone with AIs or with a mate with AIs, that's a game breaker for me.

It would take something like a change of management over there at GPG for a problem of this nature to actually get fixed, because the old management definitely did not give a rats arse.
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News Comments > Terminator Salvation Replacement Plan
10. Re: Terminator Salvation Replacement Pla May 21, 2009, 22:29 Ventura
Great plan... They are owning up to their mistake and fixing it as fast as they can, so you punish them. Wow....just Wow....

Well gee wiz. Better late than never huh?

What they *should* be doing is offering up some sort of free title with the trade. Given the enormity of the fuck up, forgive me for believing that simply replacing the disk as soon as possible is the LEAST they should be doing.

Although, next time it might be a good idea to test a disk or two first.

You think?

Two wrongs might not make a right, but it'll make you feel a fuck of a lot better.
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News Comments > PC Terminator Salvation Recalled
31. Re: PC Terminator Salvation Recalled May 21, 2009, 07:39 Ventura
And thats why you dont go buy a pc game on release day. next time hopefully you guys will know btter not to buy a game the day it comes out

What? This happens frequently in your neck of the woods or something?

I don't think anyone buys anything with the expectation that it's going to be broken out of the box, and the "you should've known better" attitude is insulting.

Don't get me wrong, you can steal/take all you like just don't use this as a example of why you should pirate stuff, it's a diffent issue imho

That's quite convenient that you would think so.

I have a feeling if you were one of those out $50 for this product you might feel differently about it. You tend to drop the standards a little when you've been buttfucked out of your hard-earnt money.
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News Comments > AvP Trailer, Details
22. Re: AvP Trailer, Details May 21, 2009, 07:07 Ventura
Is it just me but isnt anyone in the least bit WORRIED that they are basing this of the CRAPTASTIC, FUCKED UP MOVIE that is AvP2??????????????????

It was shit, yeah, but I'm guessing Fox didn't allocate the Strause brothers very much in the way of funding, so all the teen drama shit was filling. I think it's fair to say that hiring young actors and setting up a drama in a school is a lot cheaper than having marines kicking arse in outter space.

The Predator owned in the flick though, but nothing should be able to manhandle aliens like he did.

I'm biased though, I'll take any and all AvP over no AvP any day of the week. That's just how much I like the subject matter.
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News Comments > PC Terminator Salvation Recalled
19. Re: PC Terminator Salvation Recalled May 20, 2009, 19:55 Ventura
the console version has been getting 40-50s in reviews, so it's safe to assume the PC version is considerably worse

I'd like to see this game get a whole lot of 0's because none of them could actually install it.

It's hard to mount a case against piracy when you have this sort of thing going on. Stealing is wrong, but what... this is fine? Shit, it would've only taken one person to check this. One. I would be spitting chips if I'd actually bought this pile of garbage.

If you do the wrong thing by people they're going to be a lot less concerned with doing the right thing by you in return.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2009, 05:52 Ventura
Seen it already at a mystery screening a couple weeks back, awesome movie, going again tomorrow night.

I'm a Trekkie, yeah, but if this is the start of something completely new, I don't really have any complaints.
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta Signups Follow-up
1. Re: StarCraft II Beta Signups Follow-up May 7, 2009, 19:18 Ventura
Hell yeah I'm in.

Oh yeah, and I thought the ability to enter your Blizzard game cd keys and then have the option to download the client is a nice touch.
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News Comments > EA Financial Results
10. Re: EA Financial Results May 6, 2009, 06:55 Ventura
It'd be nice if EA would just fucking die.

You know what they say; if it bleeds, we can kill it.

Well, it's bleeding. And at a billion, that's a bit more than a flesh wound.
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News Comments > Star Trek: D-A-C Movies
3. Re: Star Trek: D-A-C Movies Apr 26, 2009, 21:59 Ventura
I've seen worse. And being a Trek fan (who's already seen the new film) I haven't exactly been able to pick and choose from loads of great games over the years.

This could be alright.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 21, 2009, 22:26 Ventura
This thing with the Wii MotionPlus being bundled with the upcoming EA Sports titles is actually pretty good.

How old is the Wii now? And in all this time, Wii Sports tennis, for example, still has not been improved on. The Sega one was crap, Top Spin 3 didn't support holding the racquet in your left hand (huh?), and the Mario Power Tennis remake is also shite.

I'm all for new ways to play games these days, and anything that gets me off the couch or away from the mouse/keyboard thing is a huge plus.

Bring on the sports games, and unlike just about everything actually released on the system thus far, let's actually get some GOOD ones...
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News Comments > Demigod & Piracy
3. Re: Demigod & Piracy Apr 17, 2009, 09:39 Ventura
Let's be honest though, the phrases "value for money" and "post-release support" don't exactly spring to mind when you consider basically everything Gas Powered Games have done.

I don't care who you're partnered with, if you have a rather crap industry reputation your image isn't going to change overnight.
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