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News Comments > Team Fortress Turns 15
19. Re: Team Fortress Turns 15 Aug 25, 2011, 08:52 LittleMe
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 25, 2011, 03:47:
Yeah, TF and TFC were so much fun. They were real PC games. Now TF2, is just a dumbed down console game. With a funny graphic style, I give em that, but still nothing compared to TF/TFC gameplay-wise.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2011, 19:27 LittleMe
 
Hoop wrote on Aug 24, 2011, 17:08:
There is one other number as interesting as the magnitude of a quake & thats the depth, you guys had a very shallow quake.

I think it's the shallow quakes that feel stronger. This quake was less than 4km down which is very shallow. Here in the DC Metro area it was like our building was attached to a big washing machine that was on an imbalanced spin cycle. We had one last year (3.6) that was louder because it's epicenter was only a few miles away but this one shook more. I'm hearing this year's is a 5.9 or 5.8, not sure which it really was. Big difference between the two.

And if you were near the epicenter, you'd not laugh at a 5.9.



 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Aug 23, 2011, 12:22 LittleMe
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 12:07:
Pineapple Ferguson wrote on Aug 23, 2011, 11:44:
I can wait for the inevitable patches, DLC, and cheap price tag. I'm sure I'll like the game, but I have learned never to preorder or buy games right when they come out.

Hard not to buy now and join in the excitement of a good game. Need to padlock my wallet.

Maybe a legit reason to wait is for them to patch the AI? Reviews have harked on that.

 
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News Comments > Cancelled "Oblivion-style" Might and Magic Game
16. Re: Cancelled Aug 20, 2011, 20:21 LittleMe
 
Don't the original M&M (first person) games go back to the early 90's? I played one in about 1992. Got lots of praise but I found it boring compared to Dungeon Master or the Ultimas.  
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News Comments > Only 24 Players in Battlefield 3 Team Deathmatch
11. Re: Only 24 Players in Battlefield 3 Team Deathmatch Aug 20, 2011, 20:18 LittleMe
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 20, 2011, 19:29:
no ingame browser, etc

Whoa is this true??? Wow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
2. Re: Weak Aug 18, 2011, 13:59 LittleMe
 
Well at least Blue enabled AA on those 2070 shots. And wow, it looks like a diarama photograph. Very cool.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Sony sets new price for Asian PS3s. Aug 18, 2011, 13:48 LittleMe
 
That's about what they needed to launch with and it's five years later. Wow.  
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News Comments > Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam
53. Re: Gabe Newell on EA vs. Steam Aug 18, 2011, 08:44 LittleMe
 
killer_roach wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 22:30:
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 22:17:
If EA et al. want to cut out the middleman than why doesn't that reflect in the price of their games?

Games are priced on a monopolistic competition model

What monopoly is this? I've not seen a monopoly in the games market. That's because there isn't any. EA not selling BF3 on STEAM does not qualify as a monopoly.

killer_roach wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 22:30:
- to wit, to maximize profits, you're best off just staying in line with what most other similar titles (in terms of size and age) are going for. The name of the game is to charge what the market will bear, capture as much of the consumer's willingness to pay as possible, then lower the price as demand starts to tail off. Nothing about lowering overhead would result in their charging a lower price

We are experiencing monetary inflation around the world so if games this year are the same price as last year then the actual cost is indeed lowering. Lowering overhead can certainly lower lower prices. In fact, new development software is constantly reducing overhead costs for developing games. Imagine trying to develop Skyrim or BF3 in 1980. It would cost many hundreds of millions of dollars or more. It couldn't be done then and even break even.


killer_roach wrote on Aug 17, 2011, 22:30:
, since you're not angling to be the customer's one purchase (as would be the case for a big-ticket item like a car or a house), you're simply trying to be the next purchase.

The reduction of overhead on the part of the producer doesn't affect consumer purchasing decisions on the margins, although it may rankle some people who pay close attention to those sorts of things.

If a competitor can offer a better value then the customer will go there. Reducing overhead is very important to businesses as a way to stay price-competitive. That reduction in overhead does indeed pass down to the consumer. Not every time, but it does very often.

sigh. I see these Carl Marx University graduates too often.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 17, 2011, 16:34 LittleMe
 
Not surprised to learn this but still enlightening to watch those vids! Here's the basic rule: failure is rewarded with more money. Politicians are good at selling the case that more money is always needed and that money can solve our problems. So I'm thinking that if a dump truck dumped a trillion dollars on a police station crime would instantly disappear.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Jet Combat Trailer
36. Re: Battlefield 3 Jet Combat Trailer Aug 16, 2011, 15:36 LittleMe
 
It's looking good. Gives me more of a BC3 vibe than BF3. Will play it though. BC2 lasted me about two months then it was very stale. Been playing BF2 (mods!) six years and still counting. No moding will chase away the more hardcore players. Would pay $100 for a DICE Project Reality type expansion or DLC though.

 
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News Comments > Steam Weekly Top 10
9. Re: Steam Weekly Top 10 Aug 15, 2011, 00:03 LittleMe
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 14, 2011, 21:56:
FO3 definitely has better dungeons. They were bigger, more interesting and most of them had some sort of backstory, whereas most of the dungeons in FNV were small, bland and typically had no backstory (which is weird given the game's much better writing).

If Obsidian makes another Fallout game and improves their dungeon design, they may just have the best RPG evar.

Yea FO3 has waaay better dungeons. Absolutely love the FO3 environment. I tried to like NV but the world pales in comparison, to me. I already had FO3 but I also picked up last week's STEAM deal to get all the DLC and have it on STEAM. Well worth it. Fully modded it's a fantastic game. But it's difficult to mod extensively and keep stable but it's good for me with only a ctd every four hours or so and the savegame isn't corrupting. Here's my mod list:

[X] Fallout3.esm
[X] Anchorage.esm
[X] ThePitt.esm
[X] BrokenSteel.esm
[X] PointLookout.esm
[X] Zeta.esm
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch.esm
[X] CALIBR.esm
[X] FOOK2 - Main.ESM
[X] FOOK2 - [DIK] DLC Improvement Kit.ESM
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod.esm
[X] Enhanced Weather - Rain and Snow.esm
[X] DCInteriors_ComboEdition.esm
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather.esm
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Operation Anchorage.esp
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - The Pitt.esp
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Broken Steel.esp
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Point Lookout.esp
[X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Mothership Zeta.esp
[X] DarNifiedUIF3.esp
[X] no blur on hit.esp
[X] Automated FOV.esp
[X] DCInteriors_DLC_Collectables.esp
[X] megalight.esp
[X] YevicsUrbanTownhome.esp
[X] 100REPTraders.esp
[X] FOOK2 - Main.esp
[X] FOOK2 - [DIK] DLC Improvement Kit.esp
[X] FOOK2 - Main [Hotfix].esp
[X] FOOK2 - DIK [Hotfix].esp
[X] WeaponModKits.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - OperationAnchorage.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - ThePitt.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - BrokenSteel.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - PointLookout.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - Zeta.esp
[X] WeaponModKits - FOOK.esp
[X] WMKAA12Shotgun.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Anchorage.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Broken Steel.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Point Lookout.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC The Pitt.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Zeta.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Master Menu Module.esp
[X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Tougher Traders.esp
[ ] Mart's Mutant Mod - Zones Respawn.esp
[X] MMM, FOOK2.esp
[X] MMM, FOOK2 - DIK.esp
[X] Enhanced Weather - Rain and Snow in Fallout.esp
[X] Enhanced Weather - Weather Sounds in Interiors.esp
[X] Enhanced Weather - Sneak Bonus during Storms.esp
[X] Enhanced Weather - REBOOT.esp
[X] Realistic Interior Lighting.esp
[X] Realistic Interior Lighting - BS.esp
[X] Realistic Interior Lighting - OA.esp
[X] Realistic Interior Lighting - PL.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Main.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Anchorage.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - The Pitt.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Broken Steel.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Point Lookout.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Rain.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Dynamic Sneak Bonus.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Green Tint Remover.esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Weather Machine (+Rain).esp
[X] Xepha's Dynamic Weather - Sandstorm.esp
[X] mergedpatch.esp


Also, setting the game timescale to 3 greatly improved the immersion.

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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. San Francisco Subway's Decision to Halt Cell Phone Service Fuels Criticism. Aug 14, 2011, 23:52 LittleMe
 
So very many people want their government to run their lives and then when their governments do what they always do, people show their true naivety and get surprised and shocked to the tyrannical reality around them.

"As far as I know, no governmental entity in this country has ever done anything like this."
Just because it hasn't happened before doesn't mean it can't happen.

"BARTís deputy police chief said he decided to switch off the service out of concern that protesters on station platforms could clash with commuters, create a panic and put people in the way of speeding trains or the high-voltage third rails. "

Joseph Stalin would be proud of that rhetoric.

 
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News Comments > EA: PC "Extremely Healthy" and Could Become "Our Biggest Platform"
36. Re: EA: PC Aug 14, 2011, 08:34 LittleMe
 
It seems to me that the next generation of consoles will not be nearly so bleeding edge to compete with PC as well as this generation was a few years ago. Also with phones & tablets the market is more diluted. Tablet games are more suited to PC ports than consoles also. Don't presume the next generation of consoles will cost $500-$600 like the last ones did. They won't. The centrally planned economy is still in the dumps and the PC is a far, far more flexible beast to deal with the current economic situation than a console maker.

 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Aug 12, 2011, 23:08 LittleMe
 
Looks like 2006 console hardware in those shots. Wonder why.

 
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News Comments > RAGE Using Steamworks
2. Re: RAGE Using Steamworks Aug 12, 2011, 23:03 LittleMe
 
Creston wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 22:57:
So no "always online" stuff then for Rage. We can at least put that rumor to bed.

Yeah good thing too since this was posted at 10:54pm!

 
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News Comments > THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now
1. Re: THQ Closes Studios, Drops MX vs. ATV For Now Aug 9, 2011, 22:33 LittleMe
 
Was this the same studio that made ATV Offroad Fury? If so that sucks.. Liked those on the PS2.

 
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News Comments > Tropico 4 Demo
7. Re: Tropico 4 Demo Aug 9, 2011, 22:31 LittleMe
 
I, for one, welcome our new Tropico overlords and am glad to see this sequel. We don't have a new SimCity so this fulfills my city/island building needs. Already have 50 hrs on Tropico 3 and love it. Yeah, a random map generator, probably some bug fixes, a new UI, new buildings, etc.. All this after less than two years, and even less after Absolute Power! Sweet.

 
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News Comments > It Came from QuakeCon 2011
2. Re: It Came from QuakeCon 2011 Aug 6, 2011, 03:01 LittleMe
 
Yeah it comes across that he's being honest with himself and about the limitations of his product. We get a better product because during the entire development process he's critical of his own work and pays attention to the details. /opinion..

 
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News Comments > New Via Digital Distribution
1. Re: New Via Digital Distribution Aug 3, 2011, 04:04 LittleMe
 
Pirates of Black Cove - First Impressions Gameplay  
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News Comments > RAGE "Basically Done"
17. Re: RAGE Aug 2, 2011, 17:26 LittleMe
 
DrEvil wrote on Aug 2, 2011, 16:24:
but what modders and others do with it should be pretty astounding.

Yeah this brings much hope.

 
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