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Signed On Dec 12, 2008, 04:26
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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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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
1. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 09:39 StingingVelvet
 
Crysis 3 probably.

I love this announcing announcements for announcements stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2012, 11:32 StingingVelvet
 
Prez wrote on Feb 26, 2012, 10:32:
I wouldn't watch the Oscars or any other awards circle jerk for money. God these masturbatory ego-stroking dog-and-pony shows turn my stomach.

Yeah, they're even heavily promoting it here in second-world Republic of Georgia like it is some amazing thing.
 
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News Comments > Notch Offers to Fund Psychonauts 2
4. Re: Notch Offers to Fund Psychonauts 2 Feb 7, 2012, 10:15 StingingVelvet
 
Golwar wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 09:52:
I know that Notch does such things because he loves games, but it would also seem that he knows how to do great PR better than anyone who does it "professional".

Him and Valve should open a PR school.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Queue Fixes & Content Coming
1. Re: The Old Republic Queue Fixes & Content Coming Dec 23, 2011, 22:37 StingingVelvet
 
I hope the content updates are all these kinds of things. That way I feel no temptation to resubscribe until an expansion comes out.  
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