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News Comments > Crytek Shanghai Opens
13. Re: Crytek Shanghai Opens Aug 8, 2012, 16:23 Draugr
Cutter wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 15:06:
Techie714 wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 11:12:
Me: Hey Crytek you should have opened in the U.S. we have many talented people here & would love to have a company like yours here.

Cevat Yerli: Ummm, yea Americans want things like a living wage, workers rights, & health care...In China we pay none of that & get slave labor to boot! PROFIT FTW! *Cheap Shot*

Since when do most American workers make a living wage, have rights, and get health care insurance? China may be virtual slave labor but the US isn't that far off and most people definitely fall into the category of indentured servant. And compared to other first world nations - you know, all those evil socialist countries - it's really atrocious by comparison. But hey, who needs things like a better standard of living for themselves and their families and friends when millionaires and billionaires need those tax breaks!!!

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News Comments > Diablo III Armory Rumor
21. Re: Diablo III Armory Rumor Aug 1, 2012, 15:16 Draugr
eunichron wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 15:07:
However, what I don't get, are the people that criticize D3 for being too bright and cartoony, while at the same time lauding TL2 which is orders of magnitude more bright and cartoony than D3.

I'm really hoping the Grim Dawn guys can show something off soon, they've been worryingly quiet since the Kickstarter.

My guess (and speaking for myself.) is the reason behind that is because TL2 isn't the sequel to Diablo 2, it's the sequel to Torchlight, and follows the same artistic style.

The complaint isn't 'All ARPG's need to be dark, gritty, gothic, etc.' (or however one chooses to describe it) the complaint was diablo 3 didn't fit artistically with the past Diablo games. I'm sure if there was a large deviation in style from the first torchlight we'd be hearing about it from at least some people.

This comment was edited on Aug 1, 2012, 15:22.
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
69. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 20:43 Draugr
Closed Betas wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 19:19:
Closed Betas wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 19:16:
This guy needs more processing power, buying a game for Linux does not harm Microsoft, in most cases the software is multi-platform supported.

The only one getting fucked is IBM, as the PC is a IBM platform, but only a compatible?

What is happening to the country is called Communism.. That is the harm being done having licensed platforms.. Its spreading into all businesses, look around, all parts companies are now having SOLE distributorships, and more, to drive up cost and kill the smaller competition.

And I know a lot of you don't always catch the intelligence in my posts but think of it this way..

Why is there NOT Playstation compatibles.
Why is there NOT Xbox compatibles...
Back in the day there was Atari, and guess what
Tele-systems was Sears product, was a compatible Atari system.
and not Atari, but you no longer see this...

Communism, because no one has the intelligence or care to survive, only control

lol, "there is no copyright infingement because of communism!"

No one catches the intelligence in your posts because it doesn't appear to be present.
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
68. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 20:39 Draugr
Cutter wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 19:51:
In a "free-market" system we have corporations. Those corporations are all intent on creating monopolies where possible because that means they get everyone's money for the monopoly they've created. No, America is actually moving more toward an oligarchic and/or plutocratic system where the wealth and power is concentrated by a small group of people - the 1%. This is why you a reduction or outright elimination of competitors and compatible good goods and services.

This needed to be said, thanks. It boggles my mind how the word gets thrown around yet most (seem to be) totally clueless.
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
52. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 16:15 Draugr
wtf_man wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 15:49:
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:02:
Wait... what??? What kind of fucking hippie is this guy?


The extreme communist / socialist type. He always has been.

He's a freak... just ignore him. Most of the industry does, except for a few misguided GNU fanatics.

Open source and free apps available is one thing... this guy is WAY off the deep end when it comes to that stuff.

He'd actually be more accurately described as an Anarchist, not a Communist or a Socialist.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2012, 18:41 Draugr
RollinThundr wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 16:36:
You don't need government to stimulate anything, the Great Depression wouldn't have dragged on as long if Gov didn't meddle and spend spend spend. Markets tend to correct themselves. This is something democrats just don't understand.

Right, if only we had followed Hoover's lead everything would be fine. - FSM knows when FDR showed up with the new deal it ruined EVERYTHING.
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News Comments > Path of Exile Stress Test Weekend
8. Re: Path of Exile Stress Test Weekend Jul 24, 2012, 14:54 Draugr
Undocumented Alien wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 13:44:
I don't mind an online OPTIONAL component, I just don't see a valid reason why it has to be ONLINE ONLY (same as D3, outside of game design).

I see that they are going with a F2P model with Cash Shop which is fine, but I'd rather just pay them $50 and be done with it. If they want to have an optional B.NET like component that is funded by a cash shop (for ongoing maint, etc) that would be awesome and I would support it when I was home and could play smoothly. But I'm just not digging this direction of online only (especially non-MMO) with ARGP's which require smooth control to do well (target, etc). Even on my FIOS connection (and < 100 ms Ping) D3 bounces me around, it's not acceptable. Economies for games are a joke, D3's economy is already dead.

I'll help them load up the server and stress it, check the game out, but I'm not keen on supporting this direction for any game company, there ARE still ARGP's coming out with SP/MP options, they'll need to see some love so things like that will continue.

I hope this game is fun and hope that people who don't care about always on for non-MMO's enjoy it, but doesn't mean that because I won't support it that it is beating a dead horse. I am dissapointed to learn that it's online only.. another ARPG that I probably won't support and there are so few as it is.

It being a free to play game, unless you buy something, technically your not supporting them, you're just a drain on their rescources, though you could argue your prescence alone is a form of support.
I'm not surprised to see this as an online only game...I can't think of any free-to-play game that is, then again I don't check out a lot of free to play games, so maybe I'm just ignorant in this regard. Needless to say with a f2p model you need to generate revenue somehow, and being able to control the system will work in your favor (though certainly won't proof you against issues that might crop up.)

on a side note of it being far the only things they have expressed that they'll have to buy is more character slots and more stash space. I don't know if that's going to be enough to generate the kind of revenues they want/need. We'll see, of course. I'm certainly okay with those options as it certainly shows its not a pay-to-win game.
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2012, 14:35 Draugr
not because it's greedy and avaricious (it does lots of other things for those reasons, of course), but because it doesn't want to see XBLA games being released buggy or incomplete and patched repeatedly

Can't it be both?

Lets also keep in mind that this applies to everyone, not just XBLA...This doesn't stop the big publishers from farting out games that need patches, the difference is they can afford it, so in reality this is just a punishment for indies/smaller companies, who don't have tens of thousands to roll out patches.

That doesn't make the FEZ guy any less of an idiot or a tool, he knew what he was getting into.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jul 20, 2012, 15:52 Draugr
PropheT wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 15:13:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 12:52:
Good writing directs the flow of conversation to a point so that people who "get it" can have a discussion. Bad writing just makes people mad. "A Clockwork Orange" used violence and rape as a means to convey a message that could be discussed (whether you agree with the message or not). Tomb Raider uses violence and rape as a means to seem grown up even though its still an action-hero adolescent fantasy.

So... It's not bad ideas - it's bad writing.

How the hell would you know, really? The game isn't even out yet. You don't even know what the story is, the context of it is, the events around it, or anything else.

Video game writers want to tackle adult themes, but their audience isn't mature enough to handle anything even approaching anything beyond what they've already seen and are familiar and comfortable with. They automatically reject anything adult by writing it off as tropes and stereotyping, like you did with a game you haven't played and a script you haven't seen by writing it off as adolescent fantasy.

Well, to be fair, when they discussed that scene in tomb raider, it was certainly presented in that fashion you see the attempted rape (which they refuse to call it now) is in there so she can 'evolve' as a character, and that's where the silly trope pops up in that situation. They couldn't have presented a more stale and unimaginative story, that relies on the classic trope of women becoming empowered through sexual means. Its the same lazy shorthand that some tend to use when eriting, The onyl reason the scene is included is to emphasise her vulerability at the time/the evilness of the antagonist. - Seems to me like murder would be just as effective in that case. - The scene in question has been available at conventions, etc.

When Ron Rosenberg is talking about how they want to make it so the Players 'want to protect lara'(implication; because shes female) or 'root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character' seems to me like they are doing it all wrong, and are guilty of this bad writing we were talking about.
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News Comments > Fortnite To Use Online DRM?
35. Re: Dumb Jul 19, 2012, 15:28 Draugr
Yakubs wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:51:
morose wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 10:14:
Case in point, I didn't buy Diablo III but I've had Torchlight 2 on pre-order for months.

Congrats. You've spent money and gotten nothing in return. And you won't for another 12+ months.

What's more irrational? Always-on DRM or people who pre-order video games?


Seems to me we're all waiting to hear whats irrational about pre-ordering a product.
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News Comments > Ubisoft DRM Glitch Ends
34. Re: And... Jul 16, 2012, 16:45 Draugr
briktal wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 16:09:
If D3 was instead the first game in a new IP from a new developer, people would almost certainly be less angry at the lack of an offline mode.

The correct conclusion to that statement is everyone would have seen diablo 3 for the terribad game that it is. Diablo 3's success has everything to do with its name and the name of it's devleoper.
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News Comments > UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year
7. Re: UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year Jul 12, 2012, 22:19 Draugr
This looks terrible. I'll hold my judgement for the game itself but why they went with such a generic/stylized approach to the artwork is beyond me. If your going for some post apocalyptic setting, maybe you should capture the ambiance better.

Considering this is probably going to be Epics only PC 'exclusive' for the foreseeable future, you'd think they'd want to do something that would do a better job of showing things off, show what the top end can do IN GAME, not with a cinematic.
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News Comments > New BioWare F2P Announcement Nears
15. Re: New BioWare F2P Announcement Nears Jul 11, 2012, 15:28 Draugr
Browser game, calling it now!  
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
27. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 15:21 Draugr
NKD wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 15:05:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 14:59:
Hhh... I would be willing to sell 90% of my entire steam catalog even just for 5 per game, or even less

I can't even imagine Steam with resale functionality. I don't even know how they could operate unless they took a healthy cut of each sale. After the first week, no one would buy new because on Steam it would be identical to used, just more expensive, and with that big of a user base, there would always be "used" available.

Just because they are obligated to let you sell your used copy doesn't mean they need to facilitate that at all. Then again, if they don't someone else might do it for them using some gamestop style model.

I never buy used though, as it's nice to know at least SOME of that money is making it back to the people who actually made the game.
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
26. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 15:19 Draugr
Shok wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 11:29:
Companies will just start giving away the games and requiring subscriptions to play. Peter Moore may have been right...

Absolutely This is just going to encourage 'rent' playmodels and 'f2p' style games. oh and of course 0-day DLC will also be encouraged, they'll just take even bigger chunks out of the game.
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News Comments > Risen 2 Demo
8. Re: Risen 2 Demo Jun 24, 2012, 22:54 Draugr
Ludomancer wrote on Jun 24, 2012, 22:32:
I *still* can't actually use the "kick" feature in the game. For some reason it's assigned to the same button as jump, but there are onscreen prompts for when you're supposed to use it in battle, but every time (and I've put about 20 hours into the game), you just... jump. And then get smacked down by an enemy that's probably wondering why you look like such an idiot. It's pretty bad.

You need to hold the block key and THEN press the jump key.
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News Comments > Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change
31. Re: Diablo III 72 Hour Restrictions to Change Jun 22, 2012, 17:51 Draugr
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 17:30:
Dev wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 17:25:
Axis wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 17:15:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2012, 16:52:
I've sworn not to buy this, but my nephew just got his new PC and DIII with it and is asking if we can play together, so I might break down. The things you gotta sacrifice for family...

Get PoE and save you and your nephew the garbage that is D3. It's still in beta till late summer, but it's everything Diablo3 should have been.

I haven't tried PoE, but consider that to play with someone you'd have to buy 2 copies, so to play D3 with your nephew would cost you $120

Unfortunately he already bought his copy last Saturday. And you know how Blizzard is about refunds...

We had already agreed to play TL2 together so I was surprised yesterday when he asked me to go out and get D3.

What's PoE?

Second vote for you to check out PoE. It's a f2p ARPG (not pay to win) So far it is looking great.

You can buy some in-game currency and then get access to the game right now (or hope for an invite.) Or you can just wait until the open beta to check it out (which will also include act 3, the current beta is restricted to Act 1&2.
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale
29. Re: MechWarrior Online Founders Packages on Sale Jun 20, 2012, 02:00 Draugr
bhcompy wrote on Jun 19, 2012, 22:25:
I'm conflicted. I like MechWarrior, but Hawken looks like the mech game to play.

The comparisons between hawken and Mechwarrior ends at Giant of this is more of a simulator(traditionally anyway) and one of them is a FPS.
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
49. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 17, 2012, 17:31 Draugr
Alamar wrote on Jun 17, 2012, 16:06:

What apple pricetag/tax we talking about here?

I get that people like to complain apple prices are bloated, when comparing a shitty piece to a high end piece, but the 27" dell monitor is $999 (here), and the apple one is $999 (

Fair enough, but those prices didn't use to match up.
When I last looked into it, The apple monitor was more expensive (markedly so) which was the information I was going off of, I suppose if I was going to comment I should have verified my information. I distinctly remember my friend being dissappointed since he just got done buying the apple iteration (five of them) but could have gotten the same monitors from dell for cheaper. That not being the case anymore, I suppose it really doesn't matter.

Which may come in the form of the 27" iMac

Had I relized you meant, "I'm waiting for an iMac" i would have just kept my mouth shut.
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
42. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 17, 2012, 15:29 Draugr
kanniballl wrote on Jun 17, 2012, 15:05:
Alamar wrote on Jun 17, 2012, 14:23:

But that's in the living room... I want a '1440p' resolution on my desktop, because I like screen real-estate... Which may come in the form of the 27" iMac, but I want to wait on the next model, which could be a year+ away...


The Dell Inspiron All-In-One offers a 27" screen with the same rez as the iMac.

As for the iMac, Apple sent a clarification stating that the MacPro would be seeing its update in 2013... right after the outcry when the exec said MacPro and iMac.

So some are taking that correction to mean iMac in 2012.

And some are taking it to mean iMac in 2014


Dell also has a 27" standalone monitor with the same guts as the apple cinema dsiplay (or whatever it's called,) minus the apple pricetag/tax
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