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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi Jun 7, 2010, 23:26 JohnnyRotten
 
And to finish hijacking this thread - I never could get into EU3 - is there a newbie guide to help get a better understanding of the game?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi Jun 7, 2010, 15:45 JohnnyRotten
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 14:34:
JohnnyRotten wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 14:10:
ASeven wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 14:06:
bfg9000 wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 13:32:
Never played HOI series, is 3 worth a go or is 2 the highest point in the franchise?

Arsenal Of Democracy.

ASeven - I'm a huge HOI2 fan; if you don't mind spending a few secs to explain, why should I go AOD instead of HOI3?

As a Hoi2 fan too (And EU3 ) AoD is the HoI2:Doomsday Armageddon engine polished to hell and back. It's HoI2 if Paradox had released one final expansion. It's like the unoffical expansion of HoI2:DA. It is good, but as mentioned above, the Semper Fi expansion finally unlocks a lot of the HoI3 potential.

Coolio - thanks for the explanation...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2010, 14:15 JohnnyRotten
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 13:49:
The problem with the DRM article is that it's pure speculation. The author states that the game was probably harder to crack, but admits not knowing the details involved. The author reasons that delaying the game would have increased Ubisoft's bottom-line but doesn't offer any supporting evidence. The article is designed purely to generate hits and has no journalistic credibility. I'm all for playing Devil's Advocate but the same rules apply as to regular journalism.

Not to mention not everything in life has two sides worthy of equal support and time. I agree with tacfy - this is a fluff piece only designed to generate some site traffic.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Hearts of Iron III: Semper Fi Jun 7, 2010, 14:10 JohnnyRotten
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 14:06:
bfg9000 wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 13:32:
Never played HOI series, is 3 worth a go or is 2 the highest point in the franchise?

Arsenal Of Democracy.

ASeven - I'm a huge HOI2 fan; if you don't mind spending a few secs to explain, why should I go AOD instead of HOI3?
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Surprise Planned
41. Re: Portal 2 Surprise Planned Jun 4, 2010, 19:20 JohnnyRotten
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 1, 2010, 17:54:
Clearly the surprise is that Portal 2 will initially only be made available as part of the as yet unreleased Black Box, which is to include Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Portal 2, and Left 4 Dead 3: The Midnight Ride.

That is win cubed...
 
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News Comments > PC Gamer Top 100
31. Re: PC Gamer Top 100 May 19, 2010, 10:10 JohnnyRotten
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Demo, Welcome Back Weekend
28. Re: Star Trek Online Demo, Welcome Back Weekend May 12, 2010, 12:19 JohnnyRotten
 
Zadig wrote on May 8, 2010, 14:28:
This is a good example of why licensing is a bad idea 99.9% of the time. Slapping a popular franchise onto another generic, unfinished, MMO just makes the shameless cash grab more apparent.

On the plus side, they're only 3 months away from Battlestar Online, B5 Online, My Pretty Pink Pony Online, Champions Online. Whoops, they already re-skinned for the last one.
 
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News Comments > Alganon Plagiarism?
13. Re: Alganon Plagiarism? May 10, 2010, 12:26 JohnnyRotten
 
The Commander made a pretty good case for why it happened, and the person who actually screwed up also commented on the page linked by blue.

Of course, El Commander did so in usual nice way*.

* = Sarcasm alert. It might help to substitute nice with another word, like "assholish" (tm).
 
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News Comments > Civilization V and Steamworks
23. Re: Civilization V and Steamworks May 6, 2010, 16:03 JohnnyRotten
 
ASJD wrote on May 6, 2010, 15:15:
No that's pretty much intentional. It's far more silly when a spearman takes down a flying gunship however.

Oh no, not again. You have no idea what you've unleashed. We're about to get 20 pages of posts on how this could happen in the real world, and how the Civ modeling of this is accurate.
 
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News Comments > Activision's Lawsuit Response
44. Re: Activision's Lawsuit Response Apr 28, 2010, 19:07 JohnnyRotten
 
VoodooV wrote on Apr 27, 2010, 19:42:
We look forward to getting judicial confirmation that our position is right.

It always makes me wince whenever someone says this regarding a trial. It just reeks of contempt and douchebaggery. The line between confidence and arrogance is a thin one.

It's just legal boilerplate. They sell it on a stamp at Office Depot.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay Details
52. Re: Ubisoft Uplay Details Apr 22, 2010, 14:10 JohnnyRotten
 
everyone wrote on Apr 22, 2010, 07:46:

Here's a pretty simple standard: If the drm used prevents someone from playing their legally purchased game, it's too intrusive.

Win
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Uplay Details
51. Re: Ubisoft Uplay Details Apr 22, 2010, 14:04 JohnnyRotten
 
Sempai wrote on Apr 21, 2010, 09:57:
Fuck Off.

I think this is going to be a common sentiment for anything UBISoft does from now on. They've run out feet to shoot themselves in, and are now working their way up to the head...

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News Comments > WoW, That's an Expensive Horse
137. Re: WoW, That's an Expensive Horse Apr 18, 2010, 16:52 JohnnyRotten
 
kxmode wrote on Apr 16, 2010, 02:04:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 16, 2010, 01:46:
This mount is still a ripoff.

It's not a ripoff. The horse comes with armor. Oh, and it has wings and glows... GLOWS! You can't put a price tag on that! It's nuts!

Wait, the horse comes with virtual nuts? I'm in...
 
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News Comments > Crytek's Demo Doubts
68. Re: Crytek's Demo Doubts Apr 18, 2010, 14:34 JohnnyRotten
 
Jim wrote on Apr 18, 2010, 14:27:
why is it that with record sales the past year the focus now shifts from the customers instead to "piracy" and how much more money they could possibly be making?

pirates don't pay shiz for games and are not going to pay anything no matter what measures are enacted. as a customer I am becoming increasingly offended at the abusive measures being tossed our way.

Because this really isn't an honest conversation about piracy. It's really about monetizing everything you can, and hiding behind the boogieman-de-jure as the excuse. It's pretty much SOP for everything these days.

Won't someone think of the children?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 16, 2010, 20:45 JohnnyRotten
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 16, 2010, 14:14:
There is no law saying we have to pay federal income taxes. We do it because we are coerced, intimidated, and because everyone is conditioned so.

The people with the tanks and AC-130 gunships think that's pretty amusing and would like their money now. Or else.

 
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News Comments > Free Total Annihilation Expansion on Impulse
7. Re: Free Total Annihilation Expansion on Impulse Apr 10, 2010, 17:33 JohnnyRotten
 
Prez wrote on Apr 10, 2010, 12:25:
Funny - I thought SupCom was exactly like TA.

Same here - mass/energy, build tons of units, rush!
 
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News Comments > GameStop Used Game Lawsuit
89. Re: GameStop Used Game Lawsuit Mar 27, 2010, 13:35 JohnnyRotten
 
No-one who has been advocating this position of "we're owed" (either through resale, or rental) has yet come forward to explain why the PC gaming industry deserves some special exemption from the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. ß 109 that could not be applied to the vast majority of other used products.

The closest I've heard is that bits don't degrade, although I think that's a bit of a red herring imho. Plenty of used products maintain their intrinsic and useful value over long periods of time. In fact some, for example books, can last in perfectly useful and valuable form for hundreds of years, while digital "undegradable" media becomes useless in periods measured in a few years due to obsolesce of the media and the equipment required to leverage the media. The undegradable argument seems to apply to these other products more then games.

Furthermore, the arguments I've seen for the banning of used sales here (it's just like piracy, it's not the same type of business - so the rules must be somehow different, etc) all use arguments that you can simply substitute out "game" and replace with commodity of your choice and it works just as well in defense of that product.

The market exists for used *anything* not because of the sellers, but because the buyers find value in that market. The discussions here generally avoid the fact that these used sellers of games, or other products are taking a risk that their product will not sell. Itís not some sort exploitation. Thereís the market, they take the risk, and they get the reward.

Certainly itís not past the ability of the game developers/distributors to build their own used game market (Transfer your game for $5 to another person, etc). It sounds like they want the profit without the risk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2010, 16:24 JohnnyRotten
 
Blue wrote on Mar 26, 2010, 15:24:
Has anyone noticed this is all over an article from the Onion?

Sweet
 
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News Comments > EA on C&C4 DRM
44. Re: EA on C&C4 DRM Mar 24, 2010, 18:22 JohnnyRotten
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 24, 2010, 14:37:
Jeff's entirely right that it should be thought about as an online-only game.

The 18 month countdown until EA yanks the servers that make the game playable starts now...

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News Comments > Geneforge 4 Sales Figures
24. Re: Geneforge 4 Sales Figures Mar 23, 2010, 14:56 JohnnyRotten
 
Creston wrote on Mar 23, 2010, 13:44:
Steam has proven time and time again that people will buy a 5 dollar game on an absolute whim

I'm one of those - I bought the everquest 18 pack or whatever it was for $5 not because I thought I'd be playing the game anytime soon, but liked the thought of having it around for a rainy day.

I've tried the demo's of his games. Pretty cool. I'd buy em all for $5 each. Not $28 though.
 
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