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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
55. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 1, 2012, 02:45 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:10:
StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 15:04:
Guess I am the weird one because I never had a problem with Uplay.

Not even slightly surprised to see you saying that in a thread detailing how to get around documented Uplay issues

...okay?

Am I a rabid DRM hater this week or a rabid DRM defender? I forget which agenda I supposedly have sometimes.
 
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News Comments > No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany
8. Re: No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany Dec 1, 2012, 01:54 StingingVelvet
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 1, 2012, 01:27:
It's about the only legit reason I can think of to pirate a game.

Abandonware is pretty legit IMO. Games like Westwood's Blade Runner will never be sold officially again due to licensing hell. We either make them available via piracy or they fade into nothing.
 
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News Comments > No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany
7. Re: No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany Dec 1, 2012, 01:53 StingingVelvet
 
Yeah, the problem is Steam enforces the German version (or a lack thereof) despite the fact it's not illegal to own the games or even sell them, just to market them. I understand that as a digital platform they have to worry about where selling ends and marketing begins, but it's a shitty situation.

In the end having no German version at all likely means Steam will block all activations from Germany, which means piracy will be the only option for Germans.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
26. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Nov 30, 2012, 15:04 StingingVelvet
 
Guess I am the weird one because I never had a problem with Uplay.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Day Zero Patch
9. Re: Far Cry 3 Day Zero Patch Nov 29, 2012, 02:00 StingingVelvet
 
Jeraxle wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 00:45:
You could always VPN using a European IP address and still download from Steam from a US server. That's what is happening to me now. I'm in Afghanistan, the ISP is satellite to Germany, and my Steam shows up in English, but with Deutsche marks as the currency. Oh, and I'm loading it up now. Granted, it's slow as hell and the war may be over before I get all of it. =)

Strange, I am stationed in Georgia as a volunteer but when I load Steam with my account I get the US store with US prices.
 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition Patch and GPL Source Code
9. Re: DOOM 3 BFG Edition Patch and GPL Source Code Nov 27, 2012, 01:49 StingingVelvet
 
That seems to be most of the complaints I saw fixed. Good stuff. I'll buy it in a Steam sale someday for the new levels and then compare versions myself.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
18. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 26, 2012, 07:05 StingingVelvet
 
necrosis wrote on Nov 26, 2012, 01:54:
AAA titles are dead in the PC world.

Exclusives yes, but many games sell plenty enough to justify porting. We will get AAA ports for a long time to come.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
95. Re: Op Ed Nov 26, 2012, 04:17 StingingVelvet
 
It's exceedingly amusing how these debates always come down to free market libertarianism versus outright socialism. As with most things in life the truth is in the middle, but passionate debaters tend not to realize that.

Clinton-esque social democracy for the win.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
5. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 25, 2012, 16:51 StingingVelvet
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:31:
ASeven wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 16:26:
And this is what I've been saying here for a long time, the next gen of consoles more than likely will be pretty underwhelming all around. If the 6670 rumor is true then the next generation of consoles may bury the gaming industry instead of saving it.

I have the opposite opinion. If the next gen of consoles has a major spec bump it'll be the end of the industry due to astronomical production costs. Innovation will stagnate due to the dangers of a single failed game collapsing a studio. PC gaming won't take over either, that ship has sailed.

Indeed. If they are smart they will triple the RAM and make modest improvements elsewhere but keep the tech largely the same, focusing on smoothing the experience rather than jumping way ahead.

The focus should be on rebuilding their online architecture so they can support Steam-like distribution, free-to-play and streaming. That's where the money and mainstream support is. Advancing graphics a large amount for so-called "hardcore gamers" would massively increase budgets without any significant increase in sales.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 25, 2012, 16:48 StingingVelvet
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:20:
Annnd Dishonored for $29.99 on steam - go go go!


Bought. Got Mark of the Ninja too.

Can't play them for another month or so, sadly. Can't wait!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 25, 2012, 16:47 StingingVelvet
 
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 15:59:
Note to developers: STOP TAKING CONTROL AWAY FROM ME, THE PLAYER. If you're that fucking desperate to tell your precious story, MAKE A FUCKING MOVIE.

Creston

Yeah. I stopped playing a few hours in and moved on to other games for mostly the same reason. I do plan to go back, but it was insanely frustrating. I know Rockstar like to pretend they make movies but at least with GTA it's a short snippet before a long mission. In Max Payne 3 it's just a constant back and forth.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Patch
17. Re: Assassin's Creed III Patch Nov 24, 2012, 03:38 StingingVelvet
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 23, 2012, 16:17:
I've only played Ass Creed 2, because I was interested in the The Ship style multiplayer. However, the mouse control rendered it unplayable - has this improved? I'm not sure what exactly the problem was, possibly horrible acceleration.

I had this same problem, mouse control was pretty much unusable in AC2 for me. It was odd since AC1 had very good mouse controls.

People have told me AC2 was fine with a mouse though, so maybe you and I had a glitch. In any case I played it and Brotherhood with a pad and they play fine that way.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV
29. Re: Black Ops II Patch Increases FOV Nov 23, 2012, 14:52 StingingVelvet
 
If they still do FOV on this engine vertically or whatever then 90 is like 140 in old-school terms, so it's quite high. Last CoD I played, Black Ops, I felt it was comfortable at 60 or so.  
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 in Development
27. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 in Development Nov 22, 2012, 01:51 StingingVelvet
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 15:32:
It was good, but it needed some design tweaking. On one hand, rolling evoked some motion sickness in me (not much, but it was a puke-machine for some other folks), and I might actually try to do a blur/depth of field effect or something so that while you still get the concept of motion, the entire world isn't crystal clear with your eyes trying to juxtapose that movement with your stationary inner ear.

I'll never understand why people want these camera-mimicking effects in first-person games meant to simulate vision. When I look around in real life I do not see motion blur or depth of field the way games mimic them, plus when I quickly move the mouse or focus on one area of the screen my eyes naturally add those effects realistically, there is no need for games to simulate them.

It's probably my number one pet peeve of the last 5 years or so. Blur and depth of field are the first things I turn off when a game allows me to do so, unless the depth of field is used really well and in the distance like The Witcher 2.
 
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 in Development
19. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 in Development Nov 21, 2012, 15:04 StingingVelvet
 
One of my favorite games this "generation," I honestly wouldn't change a damn thing about it.

I hope they don't change it much for a sequel, but I am sure they will.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2012, 15:03 StingingVelvet
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 12:36:
Thanks for the feedback folks. It sounds to me like the game doesn't really add to the franchise and that even though the game isn't horrible and I would only be out 6 bucks, my time could probably be better used on something else.

It is one of the things I love about the new XCOM game...it holds up very well to my rose-tinted memories of the original game. The comments here do not give me confidence that my experience with Syndicate would be the same.

It has absolutely nothing to do with the original and is nothing like it. It's just a name on the box though, that matters little to whether the game is worthwhile or not.

Anyway, if you don't like average shooters then I would agree it's not worth the time.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2012, 10:26 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 09:16:
StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 04:18:
I don't get the bloom complaints, it's supposed to look like Blade Runner future.

It's pretty simple, the bloom was overdone to the point of silliness and done very late in development for seemingly no reason. Comparing the promotional shots to the retail release is almost comical. Adding a shitload of bloom is not the same thing as creating atmosphere. I don't think it's a bad game because of the bloom but it's not exactly hard to see why it bothers people.

I agree it has a shit ton of bloom, I just don't think that means insta-bad. Most people who complain about bloom want everything to look realistic, but I'm not as focused on that. I thought Syndicate looked different and interesting.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed III
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed III Nov 21, 2012, 10:24 StingingVelvet
 
Omni wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 09:56:
That apart have nothing to do with the game-play spam mouse1 or X to win combat.

Combat is not the reason to play these games and never has been. They're focused on exploration, platforming and story.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Patch Adds Local Co-op
2. Re: Portal 2 Patch Adds Local Co-op Nov 21, 2012, 04:19 StingingVelvet
 
Does it work with one controller and one KBM? Could be fun with the wife if so.  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2012, 04:18 StingingVelvet
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 01:41:
Considering Syndicate at 6 bucks on Friday morning.

Anybody already have it? I know it was underwhelming..but is it 6 bucks worthy?

It's a fun 5 hours or so. Got some console stuff in it that's annoying but no more than was common a few years ago. I don't get the bloom complaints, it's supposed to look like Blade Runner future.
 
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