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Real Name James Allen   
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Nickname JaguarUSF
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Description Game Reviewer
Out of Eight PC Game Reviews
Homepage http://www.outofeight.info
Signed On Jun 3, 2006, 12:42
Total Comments 1059 (Pro)
User ID 24934
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Closed Beta Next Week
3. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Closed Beta Next Week Mar 29, 2013, 08:51 JaguarUSF
 
ShakyJake wrote on Mar 29, 2013, 04:09:
Will this be the beta phase that preorder purchases give you access to?

Yes.
 
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News Comments > Dawn of Fantasy Dawns Next Week
3. Re: Dawn of Fantasy Dawns Next Week Mar 27, 2013, 10:25 JaguarUSF
 
I reviewed this when it came out 1.5 years ago. I'd hope it's improved since then.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 20, 2013, 09:59 JaguarUSF
 
Short games are fine...but not for $60.  
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News Comments > StarDrive Pre-Purchases Get Beta Access
8. Re: StarDrive Pre-Purchases Get Beta Access Mar 9, 2013, 08:03 JaguarUSF
 
Here's video of me playing the beta for twenty-two minutes and forty-eight seconds, if you are interested.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - SimCity; Refunds Offered for Launch Issues
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - SimCity; Refunds Offered for Launch Issues Mar 5, 2013, 09:56 JaguarUSF
 
Verno wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 09:48:
I wish the critics were taking less EA ad money

All of the reviews that came out before release were done at a press-only event at EA HQ last weekend using limited numbers of players on one (most likely low ping) server. Obviously, none of the server connection issues could be assessed in such a closed environment. Personally, it doesn't matter how good or bad a game may be if you cannot play it.
 
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News Comments > TimeGate Layoffs
4. Re: TimeGate Layoffs Mar 4, 2013, 21:01 JaguarUSF
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 20:51:
Great developers, huh?

I liked Kohan and Section 8.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 "Gorgeous" Update This Week
1. Re: Natural Selection 2 Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 JaguarUSF
 
2nd favorite game of last year, right behind Crusader Kings 2.
Still playing NS2, and I enjoy it so much more than your typical online shooter thanks to the strategy elements that make each game different.
 
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News Comments > Air Conflicts: Vietnam Announced
5. Re: Air Conflicts: Vietnam Announced Feb 20, 2013, 21:30 JaguarUSF
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 19:48:
Hope it's not to arcade'ish.
I reviewed a previous installment of the series and it was most definitely an arcade game.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Feb 13, 2013, 10:46 JaguarUSF
 
Omerta's main issue is a lack of depth: it's too easy to succeed and you end up doing the same thing each mission. At least it has the tactical battles to vary things up a bit.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Omerta - City of Gangsters
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Omerta - City of Gangsters Feb 13, 2013, 06:19 JaguarUSF
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 00:54:
They had a review embargo lasting until two weeks after the game came out on Steam? Lol..

Yeah, the PR guy from Kalypso wanted me to wait until the retail release date to post the video (I didn't realize PC games were still sold at retail). I actually had it done a month ago as the review version was handed out the beginning of January. Seems like some other sites did not have the same restrictions, as they posted reviews when the game hit Steam.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Omerta - City of Gangsters
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Omerta - City of Gangsters Feb 12, 2013, 21:03 JaguarUSF
 
And that ends the embargo...here's my video.  
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News Comments > SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode
1. Re: SimCity: Details on Player Region Limits and Color-Blindness Mode Jan 25, 2013, 09:42 JaguarUSF
 
Good thing being colorblind requires you to have a constant internet connection.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Omerta City of Gangsters
6. Re: Gone Gold - Omerta City of Gangsters Jan 11, 2013, 14:07 JaguarUSF
 
nin wrote on Jan 11, 2013, 11:50:
Kinda curious about this one.
I'll have video impressions but not until the retail release date of Feb 12; the review version has been on my Steam account for about a week or so.

It's a simplified city builder (less resources, with direct relationships between converting them (rather than having multi-step chains) ...examples: a speakeasy sells liquor and beer for dirty money, while a ponzi scheme converts dirty money into your "liked" rating) with turn-based tactical battles that are interesting when special abilities are involved.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Dec 25, 2012, 14:09 JaguarUSF
 
Creston wrote on Dec 25, 2012, 14:00:
Anyone know what Endless Space is? Is it 4X? Is it an RTS? The store page itself tells me absolutely nothing.

How about almost an hour of gameplay video with commentary? In short, it's a streamlined 4X game with non-interactive battles and a slick interface.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 24, 2012, 09:36 JaguarUSF
 
Natural Selection 2 was my best first person shooter of the year. Didn't even get a mention on the list (because it's not by a major publisher that pays advertising revenue?).  
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News Comments > Maxis: That's Rain on Your Leg
45. Re: Maxis: That's Rain on Your Leg Dec 22, 2012, 17:56 JaguarUSF
 
How about you make online play optional?  
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News Comments > Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days
2. Re: Black Ops II Sells $1B in 15 Days Dec 5, 2012, 10:22 JaguarUSF
 
Call of Duty: Black Ops II has tallied over one billion dollars in gross sales

You're right, that is gross.

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. Tip your waitress.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 13, 2012, 05:50 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 01:16:
Ouch, just got redir'd to myspace coming here.
Me too. Second time it's happened to me.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Early
5. Re: Natural Selection 2 Early Oct 29, 2012, 21:34 JaguarUSF
 
siapnar wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 20:44:
Was watching IGN's commentary gameplay vid and saw JaguarUSF's name pop up, killing some dudes as an alien

Oh yeah? Cool! Must have been a rare good game for me
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch
12. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch Oct 27, 2012, 11:15 JaguarUSF
 
Fun game. Even if you don't quite understand what's going on all the time, you can still help your team out by following people and listening to the commander. Two sides are distinctive. Definitely looking forward to release day.  
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