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Re: Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M
Oct 27, 2011, 22:15
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Re: Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M Oct 27, 2011, 22:15
Oct 27, 2011, 22:15
 
If I'm honest, it's a purchase I'm actually regretting, although to be fair, that's as much my fault as it is theirs, because I'm not really as much into multiplayer as I used to be.

That said, it does have a single player campaign, and a couple of coop missions, so it's not like they're not trying to cater to us all. I was just expecting so much more from the campaign, and once I've finished it, there's going to be next to no reason for me to fire up the game again.

Hmm, maybe I should try selling my Origin account on Ebay or something. If you can even do that.
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Re: Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3
Oct 27, 2011, 00:48
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Re: Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3 Oct 27, 2011, 00:48
Oct 27, 2011, 00:48
 
I don't know if I'd call a GTX460 "lowly". Its like a year old? (I have one too in my laptop, a year old model. Asus G53JW-A1)

Yeah I must admit, I don't think it's entirely fair. What I mean though, is that it's a credit to the team that I'm able to run their latest and greatest at 1920x1080 using what's pretty much a midrange previous-gen nVidia card, and it still looks pretty good.

Frankly, you could have kept your stupid 4 hour single player campaign and given us the option to have bots fill up the slots on the multiplayer maps.

I'd have much preferred that too. Campaigns have next to zero replayability for me, but I could play against bots forever
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Re: Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3
Oct 26, 2011, 22:08
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Re: Quoteworthy - Bach on PC Battlefield 3 Oct 26, 2011, 22:08
Oct 26, 2011, 22:08
 
Credit where it's due, as far as I'm concerned it's the engine to beat. It runs really well, even on my lowly GTX460.

It's not "fully destructible" though, or whatever people have been claiming, but it does look and sound marvellous.
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 3
Oct 26, 2011, 10:15
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Battlefield 3 Oct 26, 2011, 10:15
Oct 26, 2011, 10:15
 
I must be about halfway through the singleplayer campaign also, and my own experience has been somewhat mixed.

The game's AI has frustrated me on occasion. I've had it a couple of times now where I'll take up cover at a convenient location, take a few shots, and then my character starts moving. I turn around, and there's an AI teammate having effectively pushed my character out into the open by also taking cover in the same location.

They like running into my line of fire too. If I'm crouching, aiming down the sight, and shooting, it's probably not a good idea to walk right in front.

The engine is obviously fantastic, it's by far the engine to beat, but it continues to amuse me how they can make these worlds look so great but can't populate them with even passable AI.

I'll give one huge nod to DICE though, the sounds. Ok so it's bugged out on occasion, but for the most part, the game sounds amazing. I might have to actually give the game's multiplayer a go
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Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit
Oct 23, 2011, 19:15
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Re: Battlefield 3 Community Town Hall Summit Oct 23, 2011, 19:15
Oct 23, 2011, 19:15
 
I bet you support Steam just fine though. Although Valve isn't any different than any other publisher. (hint: they're in it for the money) It's sooo difficult to make desktop shortcuts to applications oh the horror.

It's all about the timing. Steam has had a lot of time to get established, not to mention polished, and over that time has won over a whole lot of gamers. I mean, how long ago was it that Half Life 2 was released?

EA missed the boat. I don't even fire up Impulse anymore. It's Steam or nothing.
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Re: Modern Warfare 3 PC Details, Minimum Specs
Oct 21, 2011, 19:40
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Re: Modern Warfare 3 PC Details, Minimum Specs Oct 21, 2011, 19:40
Oct 21, 2011, 19:40
 
So, dedicated servers only for unranked. Ranked still uses IWnet.

Well, this one is easy enough. No buy. I believe CoD:BO may have been the last CoD title on the PC to sell in significant numbers.

An amusing comment considering BO was the last CoD title to have been released. The next one isn't out yet.

Were people actually expecting dedicated servers to be ranked? A group of players on a private dedicated ranked server could rank themselves up in next to no time if that was the objective. I'm no serious multiplayer gamer, but I'd have thought protecting the integrity of the ranking system would've been far more important.

Well, looking at Steam charts MW3 is surprisingly low compared to past CoD titles. I think PC gamers are finally getting fed up of the same reskinned game and same shitty treatment from Activision.

Actually, I've pre-ordered on the pc, but Australian Steam prices are a joke, it was over $35 cheaper for me to head down to a local store and pre-order a physical copy there.

Don't know what you mean about shitty treatment, either. Black Ops has been very well supported on the pc, and it's a disk that was packed full of things to do.

Granted, the BF3 trailers look amazing, including their most recent launch trailer. But they've had a slew of disappointing news updates of late, and coming from someone not really into multiplayer as much these days, I'll get far more from MW3's Spec Ops Survival mode than from anything they have.
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Re: Battlefield 3 Beta Infographic
Oct 17, 2011, 22:10
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Re: Battlefield 3 Beta Infographic Oct 17, 2011, 22:10
Oct 17, 2011, 22:10
 
Did you know that if we had an empty 9mm casing for every shot fired in the Open Beta, we would have enough brass to melt and build almost 3,900 SU-27 Flanker jets?

Just out of curiosity, but if you had an empty casing for every gamer that cancelled their preorder, what could you build with all of that?
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Re: Mojang Turns One
Oct 17, 2011, 09:45
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Re: Mojang Turns One Oct 17, 2011, 09:45
Oct 17, 2011, 09:45
 
I read the full post, and I really like the bit at the end of the first paragraph where he goes "and we’re getting sued by one of my favorite game developers", like he's listing it as one of his achievements.

I don't always like Notch, but there's no arguing his level of success, so he must be doing something right. Minecraft may well be the best $15 I've ever spent, having enjoyed many more hours on it than on games that were a lot more expensive, and while I don't think the appeal of the game is something he really understands, I do think its development is in good hands.
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft
Oct 17, 2011, 09:05
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft Oct 17, 2011, 09:05
Oct 17, 2011, 09:05
 
This is certainly a case where you need to set aside your pride and say "now that I think about it you guys are right".

Best of luck with that.

Granted, there are levels of backing stuff up. The more important it is, the greater the steps you should take. While I obviously wasn't going to be setting aside an off-site location for what was just a freeware mod, I still cared enough to copy it to something that would be with me during the day, just on the off-chance my home was burgled.

Not quite the same thing atall, considering they lost their source where I'd still have had a backup of mine, but you're welcome to go with whatever floats your boat.
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft
Oct 17, 2011, 06:16
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft Oct 17, 2011, 06:16
Oct 17, 2011, 06:16
 
Sounds like you were doing the EXACT thing they did

Except for my taking my laptop with me, you mean? Way to miss the point.

I'm not as concerned during the weekend, because there's usually always someone here, but thanks for your concern.
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft
Oct 17, 2011, 00:45
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Re: Project Zomboid Code Theft Oct 17, 2011, 00:45
Oct 17, 2011, 00:45
 
Sorry, no sympathy from me. While working on my freeware Warcraft 3 mod, I used to copy the unprotected map to my laptop (off my desktop) before taking it with me into work each morning.

Gotta be smarter than that.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Oct 13, 2011, 18:46
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2011, 18:46
Oct 13, 2011, 18:46
 
Yeeeeaaaahhh, except most of that money was made at the box-office...you know, before the film is packaged up in a format that's easily and cheaply distributed by anyone with an internet connect.

Not that it didn't still break DVD and Blu Ray sales records though.

They're not short a buck. If they were, Cameron would just go back through the archives, add another 6 minutes and run it on the big screen again. He's good like that.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer
Oct 8, 2011, 07:15
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer Oct 8, 2011, 07:15
Oct 8, 2011, 07:15
 
Then again, if I want to see what MW3 looks like in game, I can go fire up the first MW...

If it ain't broke...
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Re: Into the Black
Oct 6, 2011, 00:57
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Re: Into the Black Oct 6, 2011, 00:57
Oct 6, 2011, 00:57
 
Like them or not, and say what you want about iTunes, but the quality of Apple's mobile devices are, in my opinion, second to none. I'm not big on mp3 players or mobile phones, but I've owned a couple of iPod Touches in my time, and they have always proven themselves to be outstanding devices.

RIP Steve.
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Re: RAGE Interview
Oct 5, 2011, 06:06
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Re: RAGE Interview Oct 5, 2011, 06:06
Oct 5, 2011, 06:06
 
John Carmack has openly admitted to the shortcomings of the engine. He did this before the game was even released.

It's no wonder they're no longer licensing out their engines.

Face it guys, like the Blizzard of old, iD are very much dead. The writing was on the wall back at Doom 3, and from the sounds of things, Rage is the nail in the coffin.

Goodbye, old friend. Thanks for Doom 1, Doom 2, and Quake 1. I'll miss you.
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Re: Fixed ATI RAGE Driver
Oct 4, 2011, 19:41
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Re: Fixed ATI RAGE Driver Oct 4, 2011, 19:41
Oct 4, 2011, 19:41
 
Or you could wait 2 weeks for the next monthly release to hit that includes them all in the update.

Yeah, because those who've just paid top dollar and bought the game brand new are really going to want to hear that.
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Re: MW3 Spec Ops Survival Trailers
Oct 3, 2011, 22:10
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Re: MW3 Spec Ops Survival Trailers Oct 3, 2011, 22:10
Oct 3, 2011, 22:10
 
This may not be the most popular opinion in these parts, but I absolutely cannot wait for this.

My copy's already bought and paid for, just waiting for it to release now.
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Re: Planned Battlefield 3 Changes
Sep 30, 2011, 21:59
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Re: Planned Battlefield 3 Changes Sep 30, 2011, 21:59
Sep 30, 2011, 21:59
 
As it stands, 6 months ago they were showing everyone how awesome the game is. Since then it's be nothing but reasons for people to not buy.

Pretty much sums it up for me. For my part, they don't have a hope at a purchase now.
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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC
Sep 24, 2011, 11:10
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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC Sep 24, 2011, 11:10
Sep 24, 2011, 11:10
 
Shocking as it may seem, some people may not enjoy the same things you enjoy

Thanks, that's about all that needs to be said by those of us lamenting the removal of bots from the Battlefield franchise.
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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC
Sep 23, 2011, 23:33
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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC Sep 23, 2011, 23:33
Sep 23, 2011, 23:33
 
Bots sounds good on paper, but in reality all you did in BF2 with bots was to have 60 join the enemy team, and do a 4 v 60 match (and still win!)

And this is different from every other single player FPS experience we've all ever had for at least 15 years how? Now you complain?

All this time I've had it wrong, I thought what mattered was just having fun.
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