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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 24, 2012, 22:16 StingingVelvet
 
Prez wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 21:47:
Who gives a shit why the author is "not okay" with the PA kickstarter? Instead of being a self-important blowhard and writing a snobbish editorial about it, just don't donate. If enough people agree it isn't in the true spirit of kickstarter ,an opinion I actually share, it will die.

The community decides; not some hack editorialist or gamers with an over-inflated sense of their own importance.

There's a vast amount of people who seem to think their opinion is more important than the majority one.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 14:59 StingingVelvet
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 11:27:
I don't understand publisher fascination with metacritic as a metric. Shouldn't sales be the main metric?

They think a high metacritic with low sales means a failure of marketing or watching market trends. A low metacritic means the game was bad. And they consider anything below 90 to be bad.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC Released
1. Re: Mass Effect 3 Earth DLC Released Jul 18, 2012, 14:42 StingingVelvet
 
It's impressive to me how much they are supporting the multiplayer in this game. Tons of free DLC it seems like. What's a shame though is how the singleplayer suffered for it.

I finally finished the game a week or so ago. The missions were weaker and obviously designed as multiplayer maps. It also felt shorter and more limited in focus. I played ME2 for 48 hours without DLC but I beat ME3 in 27 hours with the From Ahses DLC and with the best ending.

This is going to happen more and more as time goes by and everything goes as online as possible for financial reasons.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
30. Re: On Sale Jul 14, 2012, 14:06 StingingVelvet
 
Even though I am home for the Summer on a volunteer break and have no money I am still buying some stuff. Got Spec Ops, Max Payne 3 and a few other things from Amazon. Now Steam is throwing out good deals (though a lot of them are repeats of Amazon).

I suggest Two Worlds 2 "Velvet Edition" today... good action RPG, awesome magic system.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
21. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 12:48 StingingVelvet
 
I recently spent so much on the Amazon sale that the Steam sale might have to pass me by. All I really want to own that I don't right now is Risen 2.  
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
60. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 19:39 StingingVelvet
 
necrosis wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 17:34:
How is it "woosh"? They are charging more for games and doing LESS to make them work properly. If they are charging more and the games actually WORKED and they kept in features that were once there I would have no problems with it and accept the fact it costs more to do things.

But once again, we have to pay more for games and are getting a total piece of crap product. Features ripped out, content stripped from the game to sell as DLC, game breaking bugs at launch (not to mention sometimes zero patches to fix said issues), games that are a shadow of their predictors.

Paying more and getting the same is one thing. Paying more and getting less is just bullshit.

Glad I'm not you, 'cause I never seem to have all these problems you complain about. Other than Deus Ex Human Revolution stuttering at loading points I can't think of an annoying bug or technical issue from all of last year, maybe even the year before that too.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
21. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 14:42 StingingVelvet
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 3, 2012, 14:06:
I have always considered this argument as simply silly. I own my copy of the game. You position is equivalent to saying I can't sell my couch in a yard sale. I didn't make it. I only own the couch in its physical form. I don't own the couch. I was only purchasing the use of the couch, it isn't within my rights to sell it. Ridiculous.

What's actually ridiculous is silly comparisons between physical goods that wear and tear versus media files that are the same on day one as on day 10,000, and offer the same experience used or new.

Media is not a couch or a hammer. Media is media. Even an uneducated consumer should realize that different types of products require different types of laws.
 
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News Comments > EU to Allow Digital Software Resales?
20. Re: EU to Allow Digital Software Resales? Jul 3, 2012, 14:36 StingingVelvet
 
I don't really see this having an effect on anything unless they require Steam and other such services build a method to make this available to the customer.

I'm the weirdo who dislikes used game sales though, so whatevs.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition Details
7. Re: Assassin's Creed III Limited Edition Details Jul 2, 2012, 12:33 StingingVelvet
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 12:29:
Yeah, wtf is with all CEs now being $100+ and this doesn't even have a model or anything. Even if it did that's still way too much. I can't believe people buy that shit.


He listed the Digital Deluxe contents, not the other one. Read the story before vomiting up your usual complaints.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 1, 2012, 22:41 StingingVelvet
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 1, 2012, 20:52:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jul 1, 2012, 20:10:
Just got Spec Ops, Syndicate, Max Payne 3 and Darkness 2 on amazon all for like $80. Also got the Duke singleplayer DLC for funsies.

Why would anyone buy a game at release anymore unless it was a super favorite?

To support developers. A game's success is generally determined within the first month of release. If a game sells a lot of units within the first month, the likelihood of a publisher making a sequel or working with that developer again increases significantly. First month sales also determine how much support the game will get in terms of patches and extra content.

If you pick up Darkness 2 for $12 and end up enjoying it, then you'll probably be disappointed to know that there won't be a Darkness 3 because the game's first month sales were underwhelming.

Oh I know, and that is something I have written many times. I'm not even sure I like these discounts so quick after release, the main reason I don't own these already is that I was volunteering overseas for 6 months.

I'm just saying overall, in general, why would anyone pay full price anymore? They are being told in very blunt terms not to.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 1, 2012, 20:10 StingingVelvet
 
Just got Spec Ops, Syndicate, Max Payne 3 and Darkness 2 on amazon all for like $80. Also got the Duke singleplayer DLC for funsies.

Why would anyone buy a game at release anymore unless it was a super favorite?
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
6. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Jun 30, 2012, 21:41 StingingVelvet
 
Dev wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 18:01:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 15:15:
I use the competing patch which released a final version years ago. I prefer to stick to the core game the developers made.
I'm pretty sure they have a version of the fan patch that doesn't add content but just fixes stuff.

I know, but since the other one is designed for people like me it just makes sense to go with it. Plus it's finished.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
2. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Jun 30, 2012, 15:15 StingingVelvet
 
I use the competing patch which released a final version years ago. I prefer to stick to the core game the developers made.  
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News Comments > 007 Legends & On Her Majesty's Secret Service
8. Re: 007 Legends & On Her Majesty's Secret Service Jun 30, 2012, 15:11 StingingVelvet
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 04:49:
netnerd85 wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 04:27:
El Pit wrote on Jun 30, 2012, 02:17:
netnerd85 wrote on Jun 29, 2012, 12:04:
Someone else really needs to make more Bond films than Roger. Moonraker and A View.. are awesome but the rest are meh.

Really? I liked "For Your Eyes Only" the best, which also has better IMDB scores than "Moonraker" and "A View to a Kill".
FYEO is alright, there are some scenes in it which are good. Like all of them really, there are some amazing scenes but overall they just don't hold up for me. I used to hate Live and Let Die, it's still not great but it's a notch above Quantum of Solace. FYEO has some good Moore moments, I do like his comedy.

Can we agree that Octopussy was bad? it could have been good but... Bond in a clown costume? why. I use to love TMWTGG but, it could have been done better.

Yes, "Octopussy" is one of the worst Bond movies, but I also don't like TMWTGG. I rate Live and Let Die higher than the Golden Gun. And I like FYEO because it tried to be more real, more down to earth (at least for a Bond movie ).

Golden Gun is by far the worst Bond movie IMO, and also the worst Bond theme song. A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty's Secret Service are the other ones I generally dislike, though OHMSS isn't a bad movie just a bad Bond movie.

Moore was great when he was good and horrible when he was bad, a very mixed bag overall. Connery is of course the king and I actually thought Dalton was good, just given a really bad movie the second time. Brosnan was serviceable Connery impersonation. Craig is like "hey those Bourne movies were cool."

FYI the store page for this game has a Steamworks logo.
 
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News Comments > 007 Legends & On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4. Re: 007 Legends & On Her Majesty's Secret Service Jun 29, 2012, 15:54 StingingVelvet
 
Is this coming to PC now? I thought it was console only.  
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details?
42. Re: More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details? Jun 27, 2012, 14:24 StingingVelvet
 
Lokust wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 13:46:
@Axis

That's a pretty dumb generalization. Broken Steel for Fallout 3 was at least a full expansion worth of content for much less of what expansions generally would cost.

Point Lookout was the impressive one to me, it basically was an expansion for $10. Some DLC is awesome, some is a rip-off, the same as games themselves.
 
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details?
22. Re: More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details? Jun 27, 2012, 12:14 StingingVelvet
 
Creston wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 11:09:
I wouldn't do it, if I was you. The DLC is available, just get it. It SHOULD have been there to begin with. Don't ruin it for yourself, just watch the Extended cut, and then watch the original ending afterwards on Youtube.

I guess I could do that. From what I understand the core ending is unchanged anyway, right?
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues
1. Re: Ghost Recon: Future Soldier PC Issues Jun 27, 2012, 10:31 StingingVelvet
 
Yet another game I am happy to wait a few months for so it's fixed and cheaper. I was the most die-hard day-one game purchaser in the world for years but these companies have finally taught me to wait and give them less.  
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details?
8. Re: More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details? Jun 27, 2012, 10:30 StingingVelvet
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 10:23:
RollinThundr wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 10:10:
A gift to the fans? Bioware devs just get more and more pretentious and douchy as time goes on it seems.

I know, right? A gift? Are they fucking kidding me?

It's kind of a gift by definition because it was free, right?
 
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News Comments > More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details?
7. Re: More Mass Effect 3 DLC Details? Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 StingingVelvet
 
avianflu wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 10:23:
It will be interesting to see if that Casey guy gets another chance to head on a major game release after all of the kerfuffle.

You really think three highly successful games are ruined for his resume because of the ending complaints on forums?
 
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