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News Comments > Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers
57. Re: Hacked 128-Player Battlefield 3 Beta Servers Oct 2, 2011, 22:26 Nate
 
Why they are running a beta without Punkbuster on is curious.

A browser plug-in to provide VOIP is a bad idea.

Testing on a map without vehicles is very odd. You aren't testing half of the gameplay.

I really some type of auto-balance has been implemented in the full game. Most games I'm joining have one side with most of the experienced players and the other with a lot noobs.
 
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News Comments > Planned Battlefield 3 Changes
26. Re: Planned Battlefield 3 Changes Oct 1, 2011, 06:43 Nate
 
Think this beta is more for them to test the server performance and battlelog stuff. They have patched the game a little. The Caspian limited testing made no sense.

The VOIP for BF3 has me puzzled. I play lots of pickup games and I'm not hearing anyone talking in game. VOIP seems like a complete screwed mess on an important part of playing a team based shooter.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 ShakyCam Footage
4. Re: Battlefield 3 ShakyCam Footage Sep 26, 2011, 23:43 Nate
 
Guess beta invite will be tomorrow.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off"
6. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta Sep 20, 2011, 07:08 Nate
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 01:02:
I've been following Firefall and I am now in the beta (starts tomorrow FYI)

If you have an extra beta invite, send one to me too.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off"
2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Beta "Still a Ways Off" Sep 19, 2011, 22:44 Nate
 
I really hope not. Firefall is starting their beta. If PS2 releases a long time after Firefall, then it have a tough time grabbing players.  
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News Comments > BF3 Beta Waiting MS & Sony?
6. Re: BF3 Beta Waiting MS & Sony? Sep 15, 2011, 22:44 Nate
 
This simultaneous release stuff is idiotic enough without adding in simultaneous betas.  
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots
9. Re: PlanetSide 2 Details and Screenshots Sep 15, 2011, 00:46 Nate
 
SOE has apparently always planned for this to be F2P. They just haven't decided exactly how they are going to do it. The devs have said that there won't be any pay-to-win at all.

Some of my favorite gaming memories are from the first PlanetSide. Tearing things up in the tank or the one man tank (Lightning).

Taking or defending the towers and bases could also be quite intense.

Can't wait for the beta which should be this year.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Lag-Free?
50. Re: Diablo III Lag-Free? Sep 14, 2011, 20:48 Nate
 
Interesting details in that IncGamer article. Looting can have lag. Combat does not generally have lag unless you have a big spike.

Seems entirely possible. Loot is generated on the server. Combat is hosted on the client and the server verifies the combat allowing some amount of time delay.

The loot is a key thing so that is on the server. You don't want people giving themselves free XP or doing extra damage so that has to be checked by the server.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Skill Calculator
1. Re: Diablo III Skill Calculator Sep 13, 2011, 21:21 Nate
 
So much info its almost possible to taste the gameplay.

And yes, I don't care its online only.
 
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News Comments > GameStop's Tablet Plans
7. Re: GameStop's Tablet Plans Sep 12, 2011, 22:04 Nate
 
EddieTheHack wrote on Sep 12, 2011, 21:54:
Its funny watching GameStop skitter around like an ant, too and fro, attempting to avoid the fate it is destined to fulfill. They really are grasping at any thread of relevance and screaming how much gamers need them, all the while viciously lashing out at their demographic like the petulant child they are. Good riddance Game Stop. You will not be missed. No tears will be shed. Your just another failed paradigm on the ash heap of history. Say hello to beta max for us.

GameStop bought Impulse. Their stores may go away slowly. As long as people buy from Impulse, they will still exist.

Selling their own brand of tablets does seem skitterish though.
 
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News Comments > Space Force Constellations Revealed
2. Re: Space Force Constellations Revealed Sep 10, 2011, 15:44 Nate
 
Well that trailer was "interesting"?  
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News Comments > Jupiter's Folly Beta Launches
4. Re: Jupiter's Folly Beta Launches Sep 8, 2011, 19:49 Nate
 
Dev wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 19:31:
Social type log in daily games are always after microtransactions that let you do more per day than normal.

Currently in a game now.

This isn't a social Facebook type game. No microtransactions. It has turns but your units move in real time. So its useful to check the map and react to things more frequently.
 
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News Comments > 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders
12. Re: 1.25 Million BF3 Preorders Sep 7, 2011, 22:13 Nate
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 21:32:
Never played the first two, how does the Blue's crew rate the previous two incarnations?

Never played BF1 but sure played a heck of a lot of BF2 and BF2142. Bought Bad Company 2 but it wasn't for me.

Go play Battlefield Play4Free and see if you like it. Its almost identical to BF2.

Only thing I could compare the BF games to was Planetside. Planetside was much more massive than 32vs32. However, it got so outdated. Thats why Planetside 2 is hopefully going to be big.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Specs
11. Re: RAGE Specs Sep 6, 2011, 22:03 Nate
 
I ordered a physical copy from NewEgg when they had a sale. How many CDs I'm wondering?

Surprised by the low graphic card requirements given how nice Rage looks.
 
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News Comments > Why Minecraft Isn't On Steam
14. Re: Why Minecraft Isn't On Steam Aug 29, 2011, 23:23 Nate
 
Overon wrote on Aug 29, 2011, 23:10:
Just as I'm not going to buy Modern Warfare 3 unless it's on EA's Origin, I'm not going to buy Minecraft unless it's on EA's Origin. EA, EA Origin, and everyone who works for EA or contracted by EA, is awesome.

Jester

The BF3 alpha has made me join you Overon. We both think the same thoughts.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Beta Signups (For Real)
5. Re: The Secret World Beta Signups (For Real) Aug 29, 2011, 23:21 Nate
 
Huh, I'm against Facebook because I'm old and un-cool. But wait 3 other posts that are also against Facebook?

HuZAH! Blues must be a gather spot for the the old and un-cool! Friends!
 
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News Comments > Firefall Beta Begins
3. Re: Firefall Beta Begins Aug 29, 2011, 19:57 Nate
 
Looks like it actually begins tomorrow, Tuesday.  
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News Comments > XCOM E3 2011 Playthrough - Changes Detailed
10. Re: XCOM E3 2011 Playthrough - Changes Detailed Aug 27, 2011, 03:07 Nate
 
It looks very on-rails and geared toward consoles. Way to ruin a beloved franchise.  
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News Comments > Valve on Steam Trade-Ins
14. Re: Valve on Steam Trade-Ins Aug 27, 2011, 03:04 Nate
 
If you can re-sell your downloaded games then the developers and publishers will start charging more up front. They will also start doing other things to make you want to purchase new rather than purchase used.

Gabe must know this. Its not complicated. I expect never to be able to re-sell a downloaded game. Doesn't bother me.
 
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News Comments > Hawken Film Rights Optioned, New Game Trailer Tomorrow
2. Re: Hawken Film Rights Optioned, New Game Trailer Tomorrow Aug 25, 2011, 19:24 Nate
 
Also find this difficult to believe.  
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