Jackplug wrote on Oct 14, 2010, 13:59:
Borderlands is a fantastic game, I loved every minute of it.
However Duke Nukem will be a bag of utter shit and it will last all of about 10 minutes of playing before you throw it away.
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2010, 20:49:
I wish they'd put the first couple of Dragon Warrior games on the VC. It's the first ones I thought of when they announced the VC, and they're still not on there, years later. I can only assume it's a rights issue.
Silicon Avatar wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 12:15:
The crappiest part of studies like this is that the media will make uninformed claims just to sell their magazines/papers/ad blogs. Then people like disbarred attorney Jack Thompson will grind their axe in conservative talk shows until some idiot congressman up for reelection proposes a stupid law in the name of keeping children safe.
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 10, 2010, 14:25:
The only service I like is D2D or similar. Steam is only hurting PC gaming, and so are any other similar forms of DRM, dressed like "advantages for the customer".
DG wrote on Oct 3, 2010, 18:31:
I'm enjoying it but it needs quite a bit of work with the AI and balance. Not much new there mind you, and if the previous games are anything to go by it's likely to get a lot of support.
PropheT wrote on Sep 28, 2010, 14:41:Creston wrote on Sep 28, 2010, 11:03:
Is this like the first one, where stuff is timed? Ie, you have to be here at a certain time, you have to be there at a certain time, you can only take so long to do this, etc.?
If so, I think I'll pass. I hate that feeling of "hurry up" when playing a game. I get enough of that shit at work.
That time management is exactly why I like the game. The entire process of what you do gains a sense of urgency that other games just don't impart when you're free to do what you want whenever you want.
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2010, 22:32:
He's flat out lying or delusional, take your pick.
Prez wrote on Sep 19, 2010, 20:14:
If this is a stunt, I might just fly to Poland (or wherever their headquarters is) and lace their water supply with a million pounds of Ex-Lax. Gog.com is my oasis of zen, peace, and happiness in a gaming world that has gone mad with greed and incompetence. THEY CAN'T DO THIS TO ME!!!!
What? You want to know what I'm doing with a million pounds of Ex-Lax? That's not the point!!! (Figures the ONE contest I win in my lifetime...)
StingingVelvet wrote on Sep 17, 2010, 19:01:
How is digital distribution a negative for the industry money-making-wise? I don't get that.
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 18, 2010, 12:26:Well I took what I could get, but I am here to tell you...I AM DONE WITH STARDOCK! They used to have my highest respect, but after getting the shaft with Demigod and now this piece of bantha poodoo, I am done with Stardock, Brad Wardell, and Impulse.I'm sure they'll terribly miss the drama queens they lose. Where will all the wailing and gnashing of teeth come from on the forums? Really, if I bailed on every company that fucked up like this, I'd have to quit gaming altogether.
They have lost this customer for life.
From what I've heard from others, Demigod turned out pretty good after a while. I never bought it since it's not really my thing. I'm willing to wait and see how this game turns out too. Between the fixes they make and the moddability of it, I'm sure I'll end up with something that's pretty good. I've got plenty to play in the meantime.
elefunk wrote on Sep 14, 2010, 20:24:
Banning in bulk makes it much more difficult for hack developers to figure out exactly how their detection algorithms work. They can just try something....get banned. Try another thing...don't get banned, guess that worked...build off that...etc.
Plus, it scares a shitload more amateurs if they suddenly see a news store "200,000 people banned in one fell swoop!" Might turn away some casual hackers from doing anything in the first place.
If people buy another copy every 6 months, I'm sure Blizzard doesn't mind that either...
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2010, 22:59:
This serves absolutely no fucking purpose whatsoever. What kind of benefit does this offer over, say, a credit card? Or Paypal? None.
Coming up next, fucking Steampoints.
Cutter wrote on Sep 7, 2010, 12:12:
Cutter wrote on Sep 6, 2010, 13:23:
The guy knows how to spin shit, I'll give him that. Too bad he doesn't know shit about games and gaming.
Verno wrote on Sep 4, 2010, 20:41:That's a problem with game developers right now frankly, you should be able to survive one disappointing game better than this.
Agreed, the industry in general needs to re-examine its revenue models when a single game's performance so drastically affects the lives of so many people. Even in a perfect world where every game scored 9+ on Metacritic you still cannot sell 1mil+ every time.
UConnBBall wrote on Sep 4, 2010, 15:19:
OK so Elemental caused people there to be layoffs and then this beauty: No one involved on the core components of Elemental is affected.
Um aren't the people responsible being hurt? Nope
Also how does Stardock not have vats of money after tiny team games sold millions?
Prez wrote on Sep 3, 2010, 12:17:
Like or him or not, you have to admit that Brad owns up to his own mistakes. Just as important as doing so is learning from them; hopefully there will be no "Stardock Fail" in this area.