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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC "For Real Now"
Sep 23, 2011, 22:23
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Re: DICE: Happy To Be Back on PC "For Real Now" Sep 23, 2011, 22:23
Sep 23, 2011, 22:23
 
It also feels good to be back on PC for real now

Yeah? Where are the bots then, Karl whatever your name is?
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 22, 2011, 21:51
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 21:51
Sep 22, 2011, 21:51
 
If you want to attempt to convince people that a game is good, you might want to consider actually talking about the game itself, rather than relatively meaningless stats.

As those that would show up to take a dump on these games do?

Oh, I've tried that. I've defended Black Ops in these parts. For those that aren't into multiplayer, it doesn't just have the full campaign, and it doesn't just have the unique zombie mode, no, they also threw in full offline multiplayer with bots.

I don't know if MW3 is also going to have that, but that makes for one pretty packed disk in my book. Name the last time the purchase of an FPS netted you a feature list that extensive. Hell, just name one other time.

Couple that with the consistent number of sales, and if this is a bad argument, I'd hate to know what it would take to present a good argument.

Still, it beats no argument at all.

You don't think the 3.7 rating might just be slightly more relevant?

Having actually read some of those user reviews, you might wish that was a point you hadn't brought up. I took the liberty of browsing, just for you.

The first one I glanced on, he said the single player was ok, gave it 3/5. He liked the Spec Ops, gave that 5/5. Didn't like the multiplayer. Overral rating? 1/10. Huh?

The next one gave it 1/10, he said he downloaded the torrent and was disappointed with it.

Heh. And my argument is bad.
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 22, 2011, 11:57
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 11:57
Sep 22, 2011, 11:57
 
A game like CoD is not going to get a low rating, regardless of the quality of the game. That's just a given

It's not the best example, but.. Duke Nukem did. For what I consider was a relatively high-profile release, an average metacritic rating of 54 is an absolutely horrendous score. I realise the Duke franchise isn't in the same league as CoD, but it's proof that bad games will get killed by reviewers.

There's not a rule that holds true for every occasion though, and I wasn't trying to claim that reviews couldn't be bought. My point though, is that with an average metacritic of 86, coupled with the number of sales, the thought occurs that Modern Warfare 2 might actually not be a bad game.

If you want to make objective statements about "shit" games, that's fine, but the objectivity you're suggesting doesn't really exist.

So what, there are no good games and no bad games, no good movies and no bad movies... because it's all subjective?

I don't know mate, that seems a bit too much of a cop-out to me.

I find it all quite funny, to be honest. People show up in CoD threads, make jokes about taking a shit in a box or Bobby Kotick, nobody says a word. I mention average metacritic ratings and sales records, and half a dozen folks get their backs up.

McDonalds is massively popular the world over, would you take a date there for romantic meal?

If what you're after is a romantic meal with a date, then yeah, it's probably not the best spot to be.

But what if you're on your way home, don't have much time, want to grab something to eat at home, don't want to spend a lot and would prefer to not have to get out of the car?

Completely different ballgame now, isn't it?
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 22, 2011, 09:27
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 09:27
Sep 22, 2011, 09:27
 
They can even shit in the box and put a CoD sticker on it people will buy it. Oh wait, they've already did that with Modern Warfare 2, nevermind.

Worked with the press too, because it has an average Metacritic rating of 86%.

Have it your way guys. Everyone else is wrong, you're right.
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 22, 2011, 06:19
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 06:19
Sep 22, 2011, 06:19
 
I have to assume you have some hard evidence to back that up. Sorry, "everyone knows that DUUUH" is not an argument.

Probably because it wasn't an argument, brainiac, I was agreeing with him.

And I am sure that "Enter the matrix" was such an exceptionally good and awesome game

Actually, Enter the Matrix really wasn't all that bad. Sure, it had some bugs, but there was some decent gameplay in there. I should know, I was big on the Matrix and it was a day one purchase for me.

I said shit games don't break sales records, guys. I didn't say they had to be great games, and of course I realise it's not just about a product's quality.

Still, thanks for playing
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 22, 2011, 05:19
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 22, 2011, 05:19
Sep 22, 2011, 05:19
 
Which proves my point, quality and popularity are not synonymous, which was what you were arguing.

Actually, no it wasn't. I just said that shit games don't break sales records. Nothing you've said makes me feel any differently about that assertion.

You have a contradiction there, boy.

Thanks, dad. Care to elaborate?
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 21, 2011, 22:43
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 21, 2011, 22:43
Sep 21, 2011, 22:43
 
I mean look at Star Wars Episode I and how much money it generated, I think we can all agree it's the best of the movies, right?!

There was over a 15 year wait between Return of the Jedi and Phantom Menace. Be fair to say that the demand was up there for more Star Wars content, and that Ep 1 would have done well regardless of its quality.

We can start talking about games again though, anytime you're ready.
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 21, 2011, 22:14
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 21, 2011, 22:14
Sep 21, 2011, 22:14
 
I get the impression that there'd be a thread full of people saying how stupid this guy was no matter what he'd said here.

It's human nature to hate on the extremely successful.

Like CoD or hate it, shit games don't break sales records every year.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 11, 2011, 20:24
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Re: Op Ed Sep 11, 2011, 20:24
Sep 11, 2011, 20:24
 
I like the insinuation that the more skillful players are those not running around with the perks. Can't be that fucking smart if they're passing on them and then ending up towards the bottom of the ladder after each and every game, can they? All that time I was camping the quad in Quake 1, I guess I was doing that wrong

I actually read that article, and apparently, I should be playing a game called Limbo instead, where you just jump your way to the end. Or something.

If that's the future of gaming, thanks but no thanks.
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Re: Modern Warfare 3 Has LAN Support
Sep 9, 2011, 05:47
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Re: Modern Warfare 3 Has LAN Support Sep 9, 2011, 05:47
Sep 9, 2011, 05:47
 
MW3 is the go for me now. They had me with the new Spec Ops survival mode, anyway. I just love the "survive as long as you can" shit. Don't like it? Don't care. Now it's looking like I can LAN it with a mate? Sold.

I'll likely get RO2 and BF3 down the track also though, just not straight away.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 4, 2011, 19:47
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 4, 2011, 19:47
Sep 4, 2011, 19:47
 
RO2 is presenting itself an appealing package over MW3, if just for the price difference between the two. I can get RO2 on Steam for $35.99, whereas MW3 is currently being let go for a somewhat inflated $99.99. Both in $US, of course.

Nah, it's likely I'll still buy MW3, just... not over Steam.
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Re: Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year
Sep 1, 2011, 19:13
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Re: Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year Sep 1, 2011, 19:13
Sep 1, 2011, 19:13
 
I have a Commander in there, if I remember correctly. Free to play? Yeah, I'd check it out again.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Using Steamworks
Aug 29, 2011, 18:58
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Using Steamworks Aug 29, 2011, 18:58
Aug 29, 2011, 18:58
 
and with mw4 kocktick will show up to your house and personally rape each person who buys a copy on pc.

Proof that Call of Duty can do no right around here. I knew someone would end up bashing Kotick, even though they're apparently doing everything right with Steamworks, offline play and dedicated servers.
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Re: Torchlight 2 Final Class and Price Revealed
Aug 26, 2011, 22:48
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Re: Torchlight 2 Final Class and Price Revealed Aug 26, 2011, 22:48
Aug 26, 2011, 22:48
 
Count me in. No brainer, like everyone else is saying, and LAN multiplayer is the icing on the cake.

Likely pick one up for the wife too, so there's another $40 all up that Blizzard ain't getting.
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Re: Call of Duty Job Openings
Aug 25, 2011, 22:07
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Re: Call of Duty Job Openings Aug 25, 2011, 22:07
Aug 25, 2011, 22:07
 
Well, hopefully a new engine and direction, as it has become a very tired title with the same ol' recycled garbage in a different box

You can expect a new direction if and when it stops selling. In the meantime, given its tendency to smash retail sales records, I wouldn't hope for too much.
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Re: Call of Duty Eyewear
Aug 24, 2011, 18:40
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Re: Call of Duty Eyewear Aug 24, 2011, 18:40
Aug 24, 2011, 18:40
 
Its not as though when you look through the glasses it makes the game look like BF3!!!

If it did, I don't think they'd be able to make enough of them to satisfy demand.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Aug 23, 2011, 18:41
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Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 23, 2011, 18:41
Aug 23, 2011, 18:41
 
i dunno -- the legion of kids on the planet earth who loved rock band are now very very bored with it

I was very much one of them. Back in the day, I loved it, I bought a full proper Roland electronic drumset and everything.

These days, it's lucky to get fired up maybe once in three months. To be honest though, part of the problem isn't that I'm not interested, just that nobody else really is, and it's really not much fun atall when you're the only one in the band.

That said, my experiences with it rank among the most fun I've ever had playing video games, and even though it's not dead, it's certainly all but dead.
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Re: NBA 2K12 "NBA's Greatest" Trailer
Aug 22, 2011, 22:15
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Re: NBA 2K12 "NBA's Greatest" Trailer Aug 22, 2011, 22:15
Aug 22, 2011, 22:15
 
Charles Barkley's absense continues to disappoint. He was always my fave back then.
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Re: BF3 Themed Co-op
Aug 19, 2011, 22:07
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Re: BF3 Themed Co-op Aug 19, 2011, 22:07
Aug 19, 2011, 22:07
 
All the people that had original ideas quit the company.

And it's looking more and more like it's not DICE they're now working at.
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Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched
Aug 19, 2011, 22:03
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Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops Patched Aug 19, 2011, 22:03
Aug 19, 2011, 22:03
 
Did you really expect people to read, much less post in a thread about a patch for a game they don't play?

Where have you been, the moon? They've been doing it for months. Hate cod this, hate cod that. But any news updates that might suggest the support has actually been pretty good, and low and behold, they've fucking vanished.

Gotta take the good with the bad mate. I can't remember the last time a pc game I was playing got thirteen (13) patches.
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