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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2010, 23:24 Teddy
LittleMe wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 17:33:
PHJF wrote on Dec 24, 2010, 15:14:
Is ARMA II, like, playable now?

Yes. I got the $12.50 bundle on amazon last night and played it for about four hours. Had a blast. Great game even though it's PvE against often brain dead bots.

I suggest you have a 1GB vid card. Well, on my 4870/512 the game performed badly no matter what I did but on my 5870 it's good. You'll need to download the patch for each game if you get it on amazon.

It's still debatable whether it's "playable" depending on your definition. It still has bugs, gamebreaking ones at that. I couldn't finish the basic training because I kept getting instructors stuck in a loop. Particularly, the shooting range, I didn't even get a chance to fire a round before he declared that I'd failed, then he'd ask if I wanted to try again, then he'd declare that I failed before I even responded. Over and over until I just quit the training and started a mission instead.

That said, the mission worked fine. The feel of the game is still sorely lacking and the 'training' I did manage to get working was a terrible experience that explained NOTHING. Why even bother having a tutorial if the player needs to keep looking up keyboard commands in a manual or in the configuration just to complete said tutorials?

BI certainly know the subject matter, and they know how to make a powerful sandbox engine, but they don't know squat about how to make a 'game'.

Eventually I may take the time to teach myself how to play this game, but right now there's so much else out there from companies that actually have their shit together that this can sit on the shelf and wait. Kind of disappointed I even spent $10 on it.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 19, 2010, 14:38 Teddy
$65? Bad Company 2 is $20, and it's not even on sale.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Stuff
39. Re: I made a poll about WoW. :P Dec 7, 2010, 08:37 Teddy
Blizzard online store wasn't up for Wrath if I remember right. I'd put money down that most people bought it over that rather than getting a boxed copy. Seeing as how it's an online only game, it seemed pointless to me to worry about having an actual disc.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Stuff
35. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Stuff Dec 6, 2010, 22:10 Teddy
If all the games are registered within your Bnet account, you can just download the client from battle net. There's a link to download it in your account page.

Granted, it's like 16GB or so nowadays, but that's all I did. No idea about installing from the purchased DVD though.
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Bonus Map Plans
10. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Bonus Map Plans Dec 3, 2010, 22:09 Teddy
Bard wrote on Dec 3, 2010, 10:46:
To a staggering 5!!!


Since when is 5 maps Staggering++ .

Maybe I'm just too old of a gamer, with money to spend on games and I expect better.

Not exactly staggering, but then consider this is an expansion for $15 and not a full priced game. Also have to contemplate the fact that Battlefield maps are large enough to incorporate the vehicles involved and as such each map is significantly larger than maps from most other shooters.

Considering people paid the same price for Modern Warfare's map packs that included 5 maps each a quarter of the size of a battlefield map. And Vietnam also offers 6 new vehicles and 15 new weapons, it's a safe bet to say it's far more deserving of the money than MW2's map packs were.

That may not make it worthwhile enough for you, but what expansions can you recall that offer more? Especially considering expansions used to generally cost $20-30 and this one is only $15.
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News Comments > Stuart Black's City Interactive Shooter
3. Reverence and Historical Accuracy Dec 1, 2010, 12:20 Teddy
I have to wonder what games he's speaking of when he suggests WW2 games have become bogged down in reverence and historical accuracy.

A "story-driven WWII shooter that will emphasize high adventure..." sounds exactly like every recent WW2 shooter to date, CoD 1&2, both story driven, cinematic titles with big explosions and tons of epicness for the sake of epicness. MoH series was much the same, albeit a bit more of a muted storyline, not at contingent on explosions and 'OMG you almost died!' moments like CoD.

What other WW2 games were released? BF1942? That certainly wasn't about historical accuracy. Mortyr? An alternate history based game. RtCW had freaking zombies in it. The original Wolfenstein had Hitler's head on a giant mechanized body for jebus' sake.

I can't actually think of ANY WW2 shooters that were about historical accuracy. The MoH series probably came the closest but it was a longshot from actually achieving it.

The only thing I can think of that HASN'T been done yet is to make a game that's set in WWII where the story isn't actually about the war or some specific set of engagements. Show me a GTA style free roam game set in WWII, or a heist game where I'm part of a group trying to steal something expensive from the Nazi's for my own profit rather than some secret allied mission to save the world. Show me ANYTHING but another WW2 shooter that's fixated on a single allied soldier in WW2 who somehow makes the difference between winning and losing the war.

Really, that's all this sounds like to me. Another arcade WW2 shoot-em up with lots of explosions and an (EPIC x infinity) storyline where you singlehandedly save the world.

Edit: Apologies, forgot about Red Orchestra (not sure how). That could certainly be categorized as a reverent and historically accurate portrayal (or attempt thereof) of WW2 in shooter format.
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls 5 Rumor
20. Re: Elder Scrolls 5 Rumor Nov 23, 2010, 13:27 Teddy
PHJF wrote on Nov 23, 2010, 13:21:
You're all missing the most important question of all...

How much armor will my horse come equipped with?

Clearly none, that costs extra.
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans
2. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans Nov 22, 2010, 23:22 Teddy
Outside of the 12 million active accounts?  
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News Comments > Bungie Beta Tester Signups
6. Re: Bungie Beta Tester Signups Nov 21, 2010, 00:23 Teddy
justice7 wrote on Nov 20, 2010, 12:58:
i'd like to see Myth: The Fallen Lords redone .....

Hells yes. One of the few games with an aptly titled "Legendary" difficulty setting. I beat exactly 1 level on that difficulty and I still remember it to this day.

Just minding my business, setting up my sparse few soldiers, looking about for enemies. Find one, kill it... then look up at the minimap and see it slowly turning red from the top down. "?? What the hell is that? ... Oh dear god." It's not a graphic bug, there's just that many enemies. Cheesed my way through it by having my only surviving sapper flee from the horde of shuffling zombies, leading them in a big circle around the map and occasionally pausing to toss a det pack back at them.

Sadly, that franchise is probably lost to history much like many others that deserve a place in modern gaming.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: blops Nov 16, 2010, 17:43 Teddy
Yes, it's absolutely true. I found that out while replaying the missions, hunting for intel. If you play like you're incompetent and just wander around aimlessly until the npcs start yelling at you, then run up to the next script trigger point, they'll clear up any remaining enemies and move on while you just stand around and try not to get shot.

It's a pity so many games for the uber scripted approach. But then, it's a CoD title, so you pretty much have to be expecting exactly that. I'm not sure I can recall the last time I actually enjoyed single player in a shooter... maybe SWAT 4.
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News Comments > Tactical Intervention Beta Plans
3. Re: Tactical Intervention Beta Plans Nov 11, 2010, 21:51 Teddy
Having watched the videos, I find it hard to consider this any more a tactical fps than Call of Duty is. Add to that the graphics and sounds that don't even seem on par with CS:Source, much less games like Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Bad Company, etc and I think the price point is going to have a larger impact on whether it does well than the gameplay.

If this thing ships at anything higher than $20, it'll be laughed off store shelves before it even sells a single copy.

Guess it's time to find my copy of SWAT 4 again and re-install that and cry myself to sleep over what's considered 'tactical' today.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: 3M claims ownership over purple. Oct 27, 2010, 21:46 Teddy
Interestingly enough a quick google search turns up several different companies that all supposedly own or at least filed for a trademark over the colour purple. Cadbury apparently owns the use of purple (at least pertaining to chocolate sales) in australia. Kimberly-Clark owns it pertaining to disposable gloves, registering the trademark in 2006.

It's just one more of those legal oddities.

To the best of my knowledge, Cadbury is the only one of the bunch that actually made it a point to prosecute another chocolatier for using the colour purple on their packaging.
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News Comments > WoW Death Knights Expand
33. Re: WoW Death Knights Expand Jan 9, 2009, 16:08 Teddy
If you cant handle peoples opinions, you shouldnt visit internet forums

The only one I see that can't handle someone's opinion is you.

More important than that little point is that when you claim to be "stating facts" then you are no longer giving your opinion. While you may like to think that they fuck things up all the time and do everything wrong, the world as a whole proves you wrong every single day, with every single new account created. How many years old and still growing? Yeah, they fuck everything right up don't they?

Of course you'll point to a dozen other trolls like yourself who claim to know better than anyone else about how the game "should" be, and you'll somehow try to insult anyone who's perfectly happy with the game, simply because you aren't. At some point along the way you have to stop and think... maybe it's you. How can millions upon millions of people be playing the game and be happy enough with it to keep paying and keep playing while you mire away in anger, frustration and self-pity because you think you know better about how the game "should" be?

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News Comments > US Army Game Plans
10. Re: US Army Game Plans Nov 23, 2008, 22:11 Teddy
*NOTE: only free if you are not a US citizen

Eh. People seriously make way too big a deal about it being tax funded, trying to play like they're owed something for their 'contribution' to the game's funding. The reality is that the average person in the US pays $0.02 per year toward the game.

The fact that people feel the need to obsess over that tiny an amount of cash and must consistently point out that it's not "free" because they paid a whole 2 cents last year for it is about as anal and petty as you can get if you ask me.
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News Comments > Three-Day WoW Downtime Credit
5. Re: Three-Day WoW Downtime Credit Nov 1, 2008, 20:59 Teddy
Don't know what realm people are on that they're claiming 3 weeks of instability. My server is a high pop server and while the server was messed up the day of the patch until 9 or 10pm, it's been flawless since.  
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Interview
31. Re: Fallout 3 Interview Oct 27, 2008, 21:54 Teddy
I don't hold any regard for the human race at all. I believe we are a scourge, a vermin on this planet. After all we are most likely talking about a self inflicted apocalypse.

Then please do the earth (and the rest of us) a favor and kill yourself. One less vermin on the planet.
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News Comments > WoW Plague Plagues WoW
43. Re: WoW Plague Plagues WoW Oct 27, 2008, 19:04 Teddy
Its the children who sit down and whine instead of using the brain to understand that the game has temporarily changed. As this plague spreads across the land.

Which is of course your attempt at trying to seem older. I know many people 30+ who are irritated as hell about this event.

It's not the zombies, it's not the fact that you can get infected. It's the fact that douchebags are making it a point to kill off as many flight masters in obscure locations as they can, leaving you to either spend the extra half hour walking somewhere, or waiting on the mob to respawn only to be infected yourself, die and respawn just in time to watch them kill the flight master again.

The story is interesting. The implementation is pathetic and poorly thought out. They should at the very least have the healers standing beside all the flight masters alongside some heavy duty 75+ guards that will destroy anyone trying to kill flight masters. I could care less about any other npcs.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Midnight Launch Events; Steam Pre-Purchase
16. Re: Fallout 3 Midnight Launch Events; St Oct 25, 2008, 15:43 Teddy
I remember when some stores sold hl2 a couple days early, valve refused to let them unlock their RETAIL COPIES THEY BOUGHT to play. They had to wait until the actual day of release, and it wasn't midnight that day either.

It's funny to me that you blame Valve for that and not the stores that sold the copies early, even though THEY knew full well that Valve had no intention of unlocking the games before the official release day.
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News Comments > Stardock's DRM Plans
20. Re: Stardock's DRM Plans Oct 25, 2008, 01:08 Teddy
Anyone with an ounce of knowledge would know that putting stuff in quotes (as in you make quotes with your fingers) means you're not 100 percent sure on the actual details.

Actually, they mean the exact opposite. When you put things in quotes, it means you are DIRECTLY quoting something (as in, you are repeating word for word of what someone else has said), or as stated by someone else, are referencing a title of something. Quotes NEVER mean you are not 100 percent sure on what's inside them, not even if you're tacky enough to use the whole "quotes with your fingers" thing.
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News Comments > Mythic on WoW's WAR "Imitation"
48. Re: Mythic on WoW's WAR "Imitation" Oct 21, 2008, 14:40 Teddy
Open world PvP existed a hell of a long time before WAR came out too. So did the idea of levelling through PvP. I don't know why this douche thinks they did something so original that they can call other people out on it.
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