BobBob wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 10:15:
RA2 was a bug-fest. RA3 was actually fairly well polished, as with Uprising. I guess this guy isn't looking for a new job since most employers would be concerned about hiring a guy who will potentially talk shit about them in the future. All RTS's have online problems due to them using P2P. Until they get away from that (dedicated servers?), there will always be issues.
Prez wrote on Jul 5, 2010, 19:45:
As is the case with so many would-be cash cows these days, they completely lost me at "subscription fee". Just another waste of 1's and 0's as far as I'm concerned.
Verno wrote on Jun 30, 2010, 14:01:It takes time for the general public to catch on
The general public doesn't read sites like this or follow this kind of thing unfortunately. They preorder Call of Duty 10: Future Warfare at Wal-mart or Gamestop and go get it on release day.
Verno wrote on Jun 30, 2010, 12:59:
Remains to be seen Tumbler, that stupid map pack made another half billion dollars or whatever for them and that's after all of this mess.
Sleeeeepy wrote on Jun 28, 2010, 14:34:
To be honest, I don't think it really needs to be on PC. FPS's are superior in every way when played on PC, but beat-em-ups shine on the console platforms so much better.
spindoctor wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 12:19:StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 11:49:
I wonder if slowly but surely we are seeing the death of the pay-by-the-month subscription model. Seems like every MMO is doing it and actually making more money that way.
The majority of MMO games that drop the subscription model are, for lack of a better term, 'sick'. The developers release the game unfinished and with big promises, and when the player base actually gets to see the reality of the situation, it starts dwindling. To drastically change their revenue model does imply (at least to me) that the population is dropping too fast and the developer is concerned about the future of the game.
The only game that has bucked the trend (to my knowledge) is LOTRO, which I believe is a pretty successful game, but still went F2P. All the other MMOs that go free to play are those which are hemorrhaging players.
Steele Johnson wrote on Jun 21, 2010, 23:55:
You guys won't be saying that when tons of triple A titles are exclusive to this service.
I've Got The News Blues wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 02:23:
Sure it will. There are billion dollar companies like AT&T, EA, Ubisoft, and most of the other major game publishers backing this thing. It will succeed in spite of itself because they will keep it afloat until it does. The win for them for this becoming THE platform for video game development and delivery is simply too great. All this service needs are some big exclusives. When that happens, it will eventually be game over for gaming as we know it now.
Kezzek wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 13:13:
I will never buy an Ubisoft PC game, ever again. Which is what they wanted--to push people to console versions. (Which, again, I haven't bought but won't eliminate from future consideration.)
HoSpanky wrote on May 30, 2010, 21:40:
I think the saddest part of this whole thing is that one truly fantastic game got ruined by the DRM.
I borrowed AC2 from a co-worker (for 360), and I'll be damned if it wasn't one of the most entertaining games I've played in a long time. Someone went through a LOT of effort to make the story fun and intriguing, without being too heavy-handed (except a bit at the end, but it's still fucking awesome). I honestly was hating the first game by the time I got to the end, this time around I'm just very very excited for the third one. I don't know if it's that the protagonist is LIKABLE this time around, or that they made missions ACTUALLY DIFFERENT from one another. Or maybe it's just the gigantic amount of twisting they did to history and several religions, and still had it make sense (even bringing the Tesla-Edison feuds into a whole new meaning).
If you have either of the consoles, it's under $30 now. *I know* it's essentially putting in a vote for the console version. If we were talking about a game that wasn't a must-play game, I wouldn't even suggest it. But it IS that great.
Aero wrote on May 30, 2010, 15:49:
I'm willing to accept a little bit of obtrusiveness from a DRM scheme, provided that scheme actually works. That's the root of my objection to DRM in general. I wouldn't be all that opposed to these constant connection schemes if they really did prevent piracy. But they don't, and until they do, I won't think twice about any game that uses them. Of course, that's pretty unlikely, so better to just drop it entirely.
Paketep wrote on May 30, 2010, 15:51:
I still wonder why anyone would give this idiot minutes.
Stanly Manly wrote on May 27, 2010, 11:54:
Latest trend? There have been stolen WoW accounts since the game was released. However, I do recall a fairly recent email that looked very official, talking about verifying your WoW password, and even had an official looking link. Once you clicked on the link (or just moused over it) you saw that it took you to something like battle-com.net/wow or something, that wasn't the official blizzard site.
I didn't bother with that though, as I just received word that I won some international lottery that I don't ever recall entering, and that had me very excited to give away my personal information over the internet! See you suckers! I'm looking for my yacht right now!
Cthulhu wrote on May 26, 2010, 13:41:
I'm really kinda surprised that Medien Patent Verwaltung waited for 6 years, hoping that Warner Bros. would send them a paycheck....either they were very trusting or incredibly stupid.
Eldaron Imotholin wrote on May 24, 2010, 07:04:
As for Uwe Boll, I think he has literally NEVER made a good movie in his life. I don't get it at all what he's still doing in the movie business. I guess most of you haven't seen "In The Name of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale"? Trust me, you'd rather die.
Bhruic wrote on May 23, 2010, 17:37:
Anyone who claims Mortal Kombat was decent and Hitman was bad has automatically lost their argument. Mortal Kombat was an ok camp movie. But it was, without question, a crappy movie. And Hitman, while certainly not great, or even good, was definitely ok - and much better than MK.
Rigs wrote on May 10, 2010, 22:11:
Oh for Geezus' sake, anyone else want to implode while we're here?!? Get it over with? No? Gonna save it for next weeks obits?
We don't have to wait for PC gaming to die, all the companies that support it will die first!
Is it really that hard to keep a gaming company afloat in a rough economy? This isn't the first recession the industry has had to endure. WTF?