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Signed On Feb 5, 2004, 02:08
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming
183. Re: Quoteworthy - id's Tim Willits on Always-on Gaming Aug 11, 2011, 20:00 Teddy
 
I'm always connected. Our fans are always connected.

Good to know that if you're not always connected to the internet, you're not allowed to be a fan of iD.
 
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News Comments > Uncut Red Orchestra 2 for Australia
3. Re: Uncut Red Orchestra 2 for Australia Aug 11, 2011, 16:08 Teddy
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 15:45:
The deluxe just gives you early access to some weapon unlocks and the beta - which I don't think has even started for deluxe purchasers.

It has not. Still no official word on when, though the devs did say it's still on schedule despite the delay of the game itself. Expectation is within the next week or two.
 
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse Demo and Sale
7. Re: Frozen Synapse Demo and Sale Aug 11, 2011, 15:41 Teddy
 
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 15:17:
I suck at this game, but I don't regret buying it and supporting them.

It's fun, but I do tend to get my ass handed to me.

And yes, same here.

This is one of those games that has a carefully hidden learning cliff. It's easy enough to pick up and move your guys around and figure out what to do. But when you play against some decently experienced opponents, you realize just how bad you really are.

Thus far, I'm lucky if I win 1 out of 5 games I play.
 
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse Demo and Sale
6. Re: Frozen Synapse Demo and Sale Aug 11, 2011, 15:35 Teddy
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 15:20:
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 15:17:
I suck at this game, but I don't regret buying it and supporting them.

It's fun, but I do tend to get my ass handed to me.


How popular is the multiplayer? I won't need to spend twenty minutes trying to get a game going or anything will I?

From what I experienced, in a 20 minute period, I got around 5 invites to games.

The thing people don't often get in this is that it's not quite the same as other games where you sit down and bang through one match beginning to end. You CAN play it that way, of course, but it's generally acceptable to have multiple games on the go at once, where you recieve notice that a turn has been completed by player X in game Y, and then watch what happened and debate your next move.

So while a dedicated match with nothing else going on can end in 5-ish minutes, you can have a host of games running that span hours/days/weeks as people get around to sending in turns. Just depends on the mentality of the two players involved, whether they only want quick games, or whether they're the sort to play many games and let them go on as long as they need to finish.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
1. Re: Morning Screenshots Aug 11, 2011, 15:27 Teddy
 
http://bf3blog.com/2011/08/origin-required-to-play-battlefield-3/

Who didn't see that one coming?
 
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News Comments > THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now
7. Re: THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now Aug 9, 2011, 23:52 Teddy
 
Closed Betas wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 23:18:
Everyone missed the HUGE and IMPORTANT tidbit of info in that announcement

Volition, Inc.

Ugh hello gamers, DESCENT, FREESPACE, NEW UNANOUNCED IP IN DEVELOPMENT... WAKE UP

I THINK WE JUST LEARNED WHAT WE MIGHT BE GETTING

OR UGH.. RED FACTION

What? I think you're out to lunch.

It clearly says Volition is working on Saint's Row 3, and that THQ Montreal is working on a new IP. Descent Freespace is not a new IP.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
53. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 21:40 Teddy
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 20:12:
I can't really think think of anything other than Skyrim that really competes on the same scale as Battlefield, though I am only a PC gamer and can't speak about console releases.

Modern Warfare 3? People here may all hold their nose at the mention of it, but anyone who thinks that it's not going to massively outsell Battlefield 3, even if you only take PC sales into account is delusional.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 21:34 Teddy
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 21:23:
Verno wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 20:42:
Some consumers look at Valve differently because of their years of positive actions to support the PC gaming industry on several different fronts.

Like account-based DRM and in-game microtransactions?

Like free games, extensive mod/mapping support in every game they create, a very successful effort to support Indie titles, and regular mega-sales that no one else seems capable of managing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
41. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 19:37 Teddy
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 18:58:
How about EA sells the game on steam for 30% more then? Seems fair right? I'd love to see EA offer games on steam at reg. price plus 30% steam fee.

Most likely they are contractually obligated not to undercut anyone else, excepting for timed sales. Same reason DD games are not cheaper than boxed copies.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 18:50 Teddy
 
nutshell42 wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 18:40:
Because in their opinion there's no reason Valve should get 30% of revenues for doing nothing. I stand by my vacuum cleaner example. I can do one with cars if you prefer.

Right. For doing nothing, except giving their game exposure to the largest market of PC gamers in existence. How dare they.

And those Brick and Mortar stores advertising the game for EA and giving it shelf space, how dare they ask for a profit for doing 'nothing' as well, right?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Aug 9, 2011, 18:45 Teddy
 
nutshell42 wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 14:59:
"We will only sell your vacuum cleaners if the customer has no option to buy bags except from us."

Pretty pathetic analogy. As a matter of fact, that's EXACTLY what EA is trying to do, not Valve.

Valve simply requires that they be permitted to sell DLC on Steam AS WELL AS any other places it's sold. Not that they are the ONLY distributor.

EA is trying to cut out everyone else and be the only distributor.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Delayed
19. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Delayed Aug 9, 2011, 09:01 Teddy
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 9, 2011, 08:22:
Epic's not getting any money from this either right? cause of the create something unreal contest?

So whether or not Epic, who put hundreds of manhours into the technology powering this game, gets a small portion of your money actually impacts, even to a small degree, whether you buy this or not?

Hundreds? For a game engine? Tens of thousands or Hundreds of Thousands would be closer.
 
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News Comments > 1UP Label Closing
9. Re: 1UP Label Closing Aug 8, 2011, 15:10 Teddy
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 14:08:
BUT I AM A TOTAL PARANOID FOR SAYING THIS RIGHT GUYS?!?!?!

For saying what? That indie companies have a better funded, more competent publisher available to them than 1up who is able to provide more marketing within a larger market and thus more sales and more profit?

That an indie publisher that COULDN'T promote and sell products better than Steam went out of business?

No, not at all. You're a total paranoid for somehow deciding that's a bad thing. Sorry to the people that worked for 1up, but the indie developers are all better off.

 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 on Steam
145. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 8, 2011, 02:21 Teddy
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 01:51:
Valve sell exclusively on their store and tie all copies to their service. Blizzard sell exclusively on their store and tie all copies to their service. Why can't EA do the same? The answer is: because you guys like to jump EA's shit.


I think you need to take off those rose coloured glasses and look at history a little more clearly.

When Steam began, there was enormous outcry about the requirement. Why shouldn't EA recieve the same? The answer is: because you like to jump Valve's shit and try to make it out like they didn't suffer the same reaction EA is now.

As for Blizzard, outside of WoW (which as an MMO is pretty much required to be restricted to it's own service for payment), Starcraft 2 is the only game they've sold since Digital Distribution became the norm and it did not sell well digitally. Not well at all. Compared to most games these days that sell 50%+ digitally, almost 75% of Starcraft 2 purchases were through retail.

So either people were deadset on having a boxed copy, or they opted not to use Blizzard's digital service, much as many people are saying they will not use Origin.

Whether you've looked for it or not, there are plenty of people petitioning Blizzard to put their games on Steam and plenty of those who say the only way they will buy those games is if they are on Steam.

You will of course look at that as a negative and sneer at Valve and Steam and it's supporters, but the reality is, those are people who are rebelling against the exclusivity of Blizzard's DD system and are asking that the games be released on the sales platform they prefer to use. Precisely the same thing you claim isn't happening to Blizzard.

Take the glasses off and look again.
 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 on Steam
143. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 8, 2011, 01:33 Teddy
 
spindoctor wrote on Aug 7, 2011, 23:22:
Teddy wrote on Aug 7, 2011, 17:06:

They sent out emails a couple days back that granted anyone who participated in the Alpha a free game if they pre-purchased through Origin.


Only for North Americans I believe.

Certainly possible, and while it may not help people elsewhere, it's still a nice deal for those it does affect. Also worth considering that there may be alternate deals in the works for other parts of the world. If this particular offer was only for NA, then that doesn't necessarily mean there won't be others.
 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 on Steam
142. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 8, 2011, 01:30 Teddy
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 8, 2011, 00:10:
It's possible that Codemaster's has a deal with Steam for a percentage of those DLC sales.

EA probably didn't want to play ball so their games selling DLC not available on Steam get pulled.

Another possibility is that the non-steam DLC might just be timed exclusive and will eventually show up on Steam, as was mentioned by someone else, other games with GFWL DLC recently had their DLCs show up on Steam.

No one outside the two parties involved know the details either way.
 
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News Comments > No Battlefield 3 on Steam
137. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 7, 2011, 17:06 Teddy
 
As much as I dislike this whole situation, I have to admit, EA has won some points from me.

They sent out emails a couple days back that granted anyone who participated in the Alpha a free game if they pre-purchased through Origin.

Granted I already owned the 3 games they offered, but it was nonetheless an unneccessary act of goodwill and the same sort of thing they will need to do to get Origin going. That being, offering people who do business with them more value rather than simply a different (and less convenient) place to spend money.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Aug 7, 2011, 16:32 Teddy
 
If you haven't looked yet, check out the user reviews for Street Cleaning Simulator.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Sues Mojang Over Scrolls TM
47. Re: Bethesda Sues Mojang Over Scrolls TM Aug 6, 2011, 20:34 Teddy
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 6, 2011, 20:29:
You cannot trademark a common name like Scroll that has a ton of preuse in the genre, Bethesda will lose.

You realize it's Notch who's trying to Trademark "Scrolls" right? So how can Bethesda 'lose' based on that argument?
 
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News Comments > On Battlefield 3 Unlocks
29. Re: On Battlefield 3 Unlocks Aug 6, 2011, 20:32 Teddy
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 6, 2011, 16:00:
Also seeing that "tons of vehicle unlocks" as me running up to a tank and being told I can't use it until I log 300 hours on the ATV.

Negative. The Vehicle unlocks are customizations of the vehicles themselves. Being able to swap out certain weapon systems for others and whatnot.

Regardless of how much you've played, and how much you've accomplished, you can get into any vehicle and use the weapons it comes with by default.
 
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