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News Comments > Trine 2 Announced
9. Re: Trine 2 Announced Jun 18, 2010, 18:40 peteham
Wildone wrote on Jun 18, 2010, 14:57:
Trine2: LaTrine
Would that be the French localization?
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News Comments > Trine 2 Announced
5. Re: Trine 2 Announced Jun 18, 2010, 13:14 peteham
Wow, I'm so happy I didn't buy the first one for the original asking price. No editor, no new levels. just a new game, which will probably cost 20$ and again, be without all the added stuff and <faul language> us all again.
Your support ensured the sequel good sir!

Oh, wait.
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News Comments > New Slimmer Xbox 360 this Week
14. Re: New Slimmer Xbox 360 this Week Jun 14, 2010, 17:50 peteham
Been waiting for the slim for a while now, and gonna get one to replace my current non HDMI version. Despite microsoft's denials, it was a pretty sure sign when the two biggest retail chains over here suddenly _ran out_ of 360 Elites about a month back, and to this day haven't restocked.. The official version? Oh.. Uh... Supply problems! As if nobody saw straight through that.

Anyway, I've been hearing rumours this new model *has* to be standing up. Can anyone confirm/deny this? Sounds like a fairly stupid design to me, if true..
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2010, Part 0
3. Re: It Came from E3 2010, Part 0 Jun 13, 2010, 19:04 peteham
Ah how I love the traditional E3 headline  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer
21. Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer Jun 13, 2010, 07:22 peteham
Unknown Soldier wrote on Jun 13, 2010, 04:58:
I still don't know why people hated the original. I thought it was a great, polished game. It was the first game I ever got 1000/1000 achievements. The sequel is definitely going to be a day one purchase for me. You'll have to excuse me now, I have to go change my underwear after watching that video.
Well, excessive hype tends to backfire. It was decent I suppose, but I'd say it was a far cry from feeling polished.

That said, if they fix some targeting issues and remove the frustratingly excessive stunlock-potential, they'll have come a long way. Now make the light-saber actually effective rather than the glow-in-the-dark nerfbat of the original, and throw in dismemberment and we're really talking. Actually, your garden-variety storm-troopers should be nothing more than walking medkits that you can effortlessly wade through by the hundreds. This was generally the case in the original as well, except you'd have to slap them 10 times each and they'd bounce around instead of being sliced in half. This really ruined the feel of the game for me.
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer
19. Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer Jun 13, 2010, 05:54 peteham
Ant wrote on Jun 13, 2010, 05:40:
All Star Wars trailers are awesome. Remember, it's marketing and cutscenes. I never got the game, but did watch the cutscenes online. They were nice.

Now, can we get sequels to X-Wing (Alliance was good too), TIE Fighter, Jedi Academy/Outcast, Dark Forces, etc.? KOTOR was good, but never tried KOTOR2 since I heard bad things and lack of free time.
True enough, the Phantom Menace trailers were quite good.. A shame those 30 seconds of exposition were enough to showcase the full depth (or lack thereof) of the entire trilogy

And yeah, sequels to X-Wing/TIE Fighter would be awesome. But the game I would really kill for is something like Freelancer set in the Star Wars universe. That could've been soooo damn good! Too bad the genre is dead.
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer
16. Re: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Trailer Jun 12, 2010, 21:13 peteham
Impressive. Most impressive. While I doubt the game will be anywhere near as good as these trailers, it has never the less managed to become a blip on my radar. I did finish the original and "OK" was the best that could ever be said about it, however.. With some of it's flaws in mind, "OK" might even be a bit generous.

Also, I'll echo the sentiment that they should consider making a movie instead of a game. This short piece managed to be miles better than the entire new trilogy. Then again, how Lucas managed to botch that to such a degree is nothing short of mind-boggling. Terrible acting, terrible directing, terrible script. The fall of the republic and Anakin's tragic tale could and should've made for some epic and emotional moments, no.. Darth Maul was the only decent character in the entire trilogy, probably because he didn't have to spout any of Lucas' lousy dialogue.
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News Comments > Trine 2 PC Plans
7. Re: Trine 2 PC Plans Jun 12, 2010, 20:45 peteham
Sign me up for preorders. Trine 1 was a great game. I just hope they enhance the puzzle element of the sequel somewhat, since the game as a whole was far too easy and never really required you to think.

Well, too easy with the notable exception being the last level. I hear it's been nerfed considerably in later patches, but christ.. That level is something I never wish to play again.

The atmosphere/art direction was superb though. Truly magical.
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed May 27, 2010, 17:42 peteham
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 27, 2010, 15:00:
I know publishers feel Metacritic is important, but do any players/customers actually go by aggregate scores like Metacritic? I surely don't.
Same here, or not directly at least. I sometimes use metacritic to find reviews and I must confess that I rarely browse through games outside the upper percentiles. In that respect, and for the vast majority of people who don't track titles they're interested in years ahead of release like most people here do, I definitely think metacritic helps with exposure.

If nothing else, it's something publishers/devs can show stock-holders..
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News Comments > StarCraft II Regions Divided
38. Re: StarCraft II Regions Divided May 27, 2010, 17:35 peteham
Beamer wrote on May 27, 2010, 17:26:
I still can't believe how many of you claim to have a LAN with no access to the internet. Alright, fine, there have been some people pointing out that serious competition LAN parties with hundreds of users may not have the bandwith, but other than that? Seriously, if all you did was have 2-4 person LAN games you shouldn't be affected at all. Your LAN is on the internet. You can still play each other in private games. You'll notice no differences...
This game's lack of nullmodem-support makes this a no-buy. Screw you Blizzard!
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 19, 2010, 13:03 peteham
# Scanning for minerals has been optimized
As it turns out, optimized != removed.

Too bad.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation May 12, 2010, 10:53 peteham
PS3 'to end hardcore stigma'
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Blowout
11. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Blowout May 5, 2010, 14:02 peteham
What the hell. The color of those sandbags is off. THIS ISN'T FALLOUT!!

(no, it never gets old, sorry NMA)
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News Comments > Clint Hocking Leaves Ubisoft
4. Re: Clint Hocking Leaves Ubisoft May 4, 2010, 13:20 peteham
eRe4s3r wrote on May 4, 2010, 12:16:
Yeah, being too content is a real reason to quit your job. So why would anyone hire that guy again? If he is content with his job he quits? So what, as boss you have to make him discontent and skimp on his pay so that he doesn't quit?

Sounds more like an excuse .. related to DRM ?
No future employer is going to have a problem with this. Wanting some change of pace after eight years (apparently) with the same employer is perfectly reasonable. I can also pretty much guarantee you that no HR-person is gonna view his remark about wanting to leave his comfort-zone as something negative. Quite the contrary.

Excuse? Love how you managed to see through the ruse and reveal the obvious cover-up there. Rolleyes
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 DLC Tomorrow
15. Re: Mass Effect 2 DLC Tomorrow May 4, 2010, 02:52 peteham
NKD wrote on May 4, 2010, 01:19:
Complain all you'd like. People are going to buy it in droves, and BioWare's going to keep making it.
And even if people don't buy it in droves, this type of stuff costs them virtually nothing to make so they can just put a couple of guys on it and keep churning it out.

People who buy this type of DLC make my mind boggle, though. Just give us a full expansion already! Despite being a bit rough around the edges, not to mention easy compared to the original, DA:Awakening and playing a real expansion again, was awesome.
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
1. Re: Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2010, 14:15 peteham
In your face, conspiracy theorists

Besides, if Apple wanted to control your fragile minds, they could just poison your cereal. They can do that, you know.

Or maybe this is just part of the plan. Plans within plans! Devious Paranoid

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
15. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 28, 2010, 18:27 peteham
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 28, 2010, 17:13:
I disagree Blue, all it will take is 1 good Star Wars Lightsaber combat game to sell it. I don't see Microsoft doing it with Natal, but Sony defiantly could pull it off with move.
A light-saber game sounds great in theory, but the reality is gonna be far less awesome. Instead of Darth Maul jumping gracefully around doing acrobatics, it's gonna be you and me standing in the middle of our living rooms knocking over vases and looking ridiculous If it's gonna look at all presentable on screen, it'll have minimal relation to your actual movements and all you'll be doing is, well, pressing buttons and flicking your wrist. And that is pure gimmick. Might as well use a regular gamepad.

I hope they'll prove me wrong and dazzle me with something great, but I highly doubt it.

But it'll look great in ads and the mainstream will probably love it..
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 28, 2010, 15:59 peteham
PropheT wrote on Apr 28, 2010, 12:45:
The Wii -seems- cheaper, but it's not.
Verno wrote on Apr 28, 2010, 12:54:
People rarely look beyond the initial price tag unfortunately. It's how Microsoft is so successful at selling overpriced peripherals to people.
Microsoft may have picked up a few tricks here and there, but Nintendo practically invented the pay-through-the-nose-for-peripherals-scheme. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles; don't even get me started Factor in the vastly inferior hardware of the Wii and the price-tag is easily the nastiest this generation. Hell, they're probably the only ones to make a profit on the actual console for the current gen, which is a good thing since they practically don't have any games to speak of.

But you're right that mainstream customers won't see past the price-tag in this respect. Even so, you'll get an Elite for practically the same amount of cash. So, yeah, I don't see how anyone but casual gamers or long-time Nintendo followers would consider getting a Wii (just for Mario/Zelda/Metroid). Everyone I know who has one falls into the latter category and the device is pretty much only brought out for the occasional party and 30-60 minutes of Wii sports.

As for Natal and Move, I'm not really excited about either one at the moment. I'm betting all we're gonna get are stupid gimmick-games designed to draw in the mainstream. Natal has by far the most potential if the technology actually works well, though. Move seems to be just a more accurate Wii-mote, though it will have the advantage of running on hardware capable of more than Gamecube-visuals..
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News Comments > Fallout MMOG Lawsuit Dropped
8. Re: Fallout MMOG Lawsuit Dropped Apr 22, 2010, 15:52 peteham
Icewind wrote on Apr 22, 2010, 15:01:
You never lost anything, you never experienced huge penalties for failure and you were given huge quantities of loot for doing absolutely nothing.
And here I was thinking MMOs were already enough of a chore without the added bonus of being set back 10 days every time some brat and his posse of friends 10 levels ahead of you wipe you off the face of the planet with their superior... uh.. skillz..
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 20, 2010, 10:59 peteham
Call me stupid, but wouldn't paying $5k for a "lost" phone essentially be the same as buying something you that was known to be stolen?  
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