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Signed On Dec 12, 2008, 04:26
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
25. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 10, 2012, 10:38 StingingVelvet
 
Loved this game. Shame about the sales. Piracy is of course a massive problem but I don't think the game was marketed well on any platform. If Xbox sales were high it would have got a sequel, the PC thing likely has very little to do with it.

As for the port, it looks gorgeous and controlled well. Not sure what the big problem is supposed to be.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
112. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Apr 5, 2012, 04:01 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 14:49:
I don't grant the premise that the majority in all scenarios (this one sure) but its besides the point. How the developers intend can mean a lot of different things and many people at development companies can't even fully agree on these things. "Best" is subjective and not everyone likes to play games the same way. There's a difference between "playing the game differently" which implies people are somehow subverting the developers vision of the products gameplay and playing the game with a different input mechanism or button layout.

I think there is a massive difference between changing activate from "F" to "E" and playing a game with a completely different control mechanism. Yes you can play AC with a mouse, but it won't be that great because it wasn't what the game was designed for. I think that was this exec's point more than anything, they're not gonna re-write the game to feel like a native mouse experience.

And honestly other than Deus Ex 3 I can't think of a port that has in the last 10 years.
 
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News Comments > PC Ghost Recon Future Soldier in June; Specs; DRM Details
42. Re: PC Ghost Recon Future Soldier in June; Specs; DRM Details Apr 4, 2012, 14:32 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 13:38:
UPlay sounds more and more like another client that I have to run

It's been around since AC2 and is just a login, as far as I know.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
110. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Apr 4, 2012, 14:29 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 12:50:
Jerykk wrote on Apr 2, 2012, 13:25:
That's the thing, though. Analog input is not ideal for all things. Sometimes you want absolute precision, something that binary input offers. Firing a gun, for example, should be binary. I shouldn't have to worry about how much I'm pushing the trigger. Flipping a switch should be binary. Jumping should be binary. Sprinting should be binary. Crouching should be binary. Being able to input a larger ranger of values is redundant in many cases and only serves to add a delay where none is needed or wanted.

Exactly. This is also why Velvets "the majority dont need it" response isn't valid. They aren't just releasing a game for console platforms, they are releasing a game for the PC as well and if they want people to buy it then they need to understand some basic control expectations on this platform. A frequent lamentation on consoles is the inability to remap buttons or be forced to use preset layouts.

I'm not saying they shouldn't cater to niches to boost sales when it's easy to do. My only point was that the idea of needing to play other than how the developers intended is silly, since the vast majority don't and don't care.

It's a perspective issue.

Anyway, anyone arguing AC games control better with KBM is fucking insane.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
108. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Apr 4, 2012, 07:51 StingingVelvet
 
Dades wrote on Apr 1, 2012, 15:21:
His point still stands, there is no best way to do controls that work for everyone and designers intent doesn't trump everything. That's why so many games have customizable controls, smart developers recognize that.

The vast majority of gamers play on platforms where customizable controls are basically nonexistent. To say they are needed is pretty silly.
 
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News Comments > PC Ghost Recon Future Soldier in June; Specs; DRM Details
40. Re: PC Ghost Recon Future Soldier in June; Specs; DRM Details Apr 4, 2012, 07:48 StingingVelvet
 
netnerd85 wrote on Apr 4, 2012, 00:46:
Obviously you missed Vegas and GRAW.

Indeed, good games. Even the last Splinter Cell was a good game, just not a good Splinter Cell game.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
104. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Apr 1, 2012, 13:57 StingingVelvet
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 31, 2012, 21:54:
A real argument could be made that the "best" way to play is the way the developers designed the game to be played, which is with a pad.

I don't really find that be a compelling argument at all. Some of my favorite games were great because of emergent gameplay (Deus Ex, Tribes, Quake, etc). If we had played the games the way their designers had originally intended, they wouldn't have been nearly as good.

Well that's a different topic altogether, clearly I was speaking of control methods.

And Deus Ex was designed to be emergent.
 
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News Comments > SEGA Cutting Jobs, Games
9. Re: SEGA Cutting Jobs, Games Mar 31, 2012, 02:44 StingingVelvet
 
Releasing shitty games with no marketing doesn't make you billions? Huh, who would have guessed.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 and Obsidian
24. Re: Wasteland 2 and Obsidian Mar 30, 2012, 19:52 StingingVelvet
 
Weird Avallone and Obsidian just didn't launch their own. I guess this doesn't preclude that, but still.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 and Obsidian
23. Re: Wasteland 2 and Obsidian Mar 30, 2012, 19:51 StingingVelvet
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 30, 2012, 19:24:
In Obsidian's defense, Bethesda was 100% responsible for QA on New Vegas. Instead of properly testing the game and sending reports back to Obsidian on what to fix, they rushed it out the door as quickly as possible.

Indeed. And honestly in my experience the game wasn't even that badly bugged, about the same as Fallout 3. I hear the console versions were worse though.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Dropping MMO; THQ Cuts
35. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Dropping MMO; THQ Cuts Mar 30, 2012, 16:16 StingingVelvet
 
Normally I would be thrilled about another singleplayer RPG, but turning an MMO into a singleplayer game would take as much time and effort to do well as finishing the MMO, so...  
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
101. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Mar 30, 2012, 14:28 StingingVelvet
 
Verno wrote on Mar 29, 2012, 14:07:
Not really, people should use what they are most comfortable with as personal preference is the most important metric for using an input device. "The best" is too subjective and its basically trying to force personal choices on others.

A real argument could be made that the "best" way to play is the way the developers designed the game to be played, which is with a pad.

Even with shooters now-a-days the environments, enemy speed and acceleration are all designed for a pad. Playing with a mouse feels kind of wrong to me half the time, and this comes from someone who's played PC shooters since they were invented (and used keyboards, lol).
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller
100. Re: Ubisoft: Play Assassin's Creed 3 PC With A Controller Mar 30, 2012, 14:19 StingingVelvet
 
Honestly he's right, a game like this should be played with a pad and people who play these on PC should own a pad. I have never understood the whole "mouse or die!" thing some PC gamers have, game pads were essential to PC gaming before mice were even invented.

He did say it poorly though, I am sure the game will play with KBM, it just won't be a focus.

Anyway, bitch away at me.
 
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News Comments > Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer?
25. Re: Confessions of an EA Viral Marketer? Mar 29, 2012, 07:44 StingingVelvet
 
I feel it important to point out I never defended Origin, only said Steam was just as bad.

And this stuff is freaky, but then again anyone taking the internet seriously is freaky.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancellation Rumors
27. Re: Prey 2 Cancellation Rumors Mar 25, 2012, 13:35 StingingVelvet
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 24, 2012, 03:49:
More realistically, Bethesda cancelled the game because it wasn't making the progress they wanted. Probably a few missed milestones and/or had disagreements on the game's direction. When someone refuses to give a comment, it almost always means "yes." After all, if the game wasn't cancelled, why wouldn't Bethesda just confirm the fact? They'd have no reason to hide the fact that a game they've already announced is still in development.

Yeah, no comment means it is dead. The game looked great but it was carefully designed to be seen the ways it was, the core game might have been complete shit.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II "Exalted March" Expansion Cancelled
15. Re: Dragon Age II Mar 20, 2012, 11:25 StingingVelvet
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 20, 2012, 11:08:
DA2. Played demo, what I found how it worked best was to scrap pause base and play it full action. To me it played great that way and the spawns in that case were not a problem. HOWEVER there was a legion of players that were ready for more pause base action and spawns and such broke that.

It was definitely made first and foremost to play as Hawke, have the others on auto, and run around smacking shit. It could be a competent strategy RPG on higher difficulty levels but only in spite of itself.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II "Exalted March" Expansion Cancelled
1. Re: Dragon Age II "Exalted March" Expansion Cancelled Mar 20, 2012, 10:22 StingingVelvet
 
I like how they've pretty much admitted DA2 was not a success but they still say bluntly they won't return to the style of DA:O. It's gonna turn into a trial and error series of vastly different games.

Though I still think DA2 was more tactical than most people give it credit for.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Trailer
2. Re: The Witcher 2 Trailer Mar 19, 2012, 11:25 StingingVelvet
 
Techie714 wrote on Mar 19, 2012, 10:45:
This game is just so damn awesome & under rated compared to Skyrim.

Very different styles of RPG.
 
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News Comments > Godfather II & Create Multiplayer Support Ending
2. Re: Godfather II & Create Multiplayer Support Ending Mar 19, 2012, 11:20 StingingVelvet
 
Does that mean console Saboteur can no longer have boobies on console? Or do they mean some other online functionality I don't remember?

The boobies required a code that came with new copies.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 BAFTA's "Best Game"
24. Re: Portal 2 BAFTA's "Best Game" Mar 18, 2012, 05:33 StingingVelvet
 
I thought Portal 2 was just more Portal honestly, and the middle sections started to grind a bit. I liked the game but not nearly as much as the media seems to.

My favorite game of last year was Deus Ex: Human Revolution, with Witcher 2 and Skyrim right behind it.
 
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