Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Chicago, IL 11/17

Regularly scheduled events

User information for The_Pink_Tiger

Real Name The_Pink_Tiger   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Dec 31, 2008, 00:33
Total Comments 101 (Novice)
User ID 54666
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ] Older >


News Comments > EA on Game Streaming
16. Re: EA on Game Streaming Jul 29, 2017, 20:19 The_Pink_Tiger
 
EA basically went invisible to me once they pulled their games from Steam and distributed via Origin-only. It's not that I have anything against Origin - it's not quite as functional as Steam but it's not really much worse than Valve's offering either - but I just don't have the time or inclination to monitor another digital storefront. If I'm looking for new games, I go to Steam and if the one I was looking for isn't available, well there are a host of other titles that will catch my interest instead.

So it doesn't matter if EA streams all their games available via a Netflix-like subscription, I'm still not going to be playing them because - as far as I am concerned - they've walled themselves into a tiny corner of the Internet. And I can't believe I'm the only one who feels this way.

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Friday the 13th: The Game Free Content Tomorrow
1. Re: Friday the 13th: The Game Free Content Tomorrow Jun 19, 2017, 20:36 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Oooh, some skins, hurrah.

The game is fun, but it is severely lacking in content. It needs more maps, more game-modes, the promised single-player, even a tutorial. It's a one-trick pony and while it does that trick very well, right now it doesn't offer the longevity of gameplay that you would expect from a game priced as expensively as this one is. Apparently the devs are working on getting us that content, but until it comes I can't really get that excited about some new skins. While a nice gesture, it's not going to make me come back to the game or even recommend it until there is more of a game to play.
 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches May 30, 2017, 21:16 The_Pink_Tiger
 
For what it's worth, the original Left4Dead got a similar updated.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 25, 2017, 19:25 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Wow! With Windows 10 Creator Update, "you can watch a video in a small window while working in the rest of the screen." Such innovation!  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans
4. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans May 9, 2017, 19:28 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I don't know if this is good or bad news. All I know is that the original Call of Duty Black Ops was so awful, it was enough to sour me off the entire franchise. The later games may have been tremendous improvements but that one game left STILL leaves such a foul taste in my mouth that even were I to return to Call of Duty, I'd /never/ play another Black Ops title. Personally, I'd retire the entire sub-franchise.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month
5. Re: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month May 4, 2017, 20:19 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Wow, and I thought they couldn't mis-use the Resevoir Dogs license any worse after they abused it with the 2006 game.

That one actually wasn't totally awful - it wasn't great, but it had its moments - but it was a total waste of the license, and at least it tried to stay a little bit true to the feel and mood of the movie. This one though... I'm getting Ghostbusters (2016) flashbacks.

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Neverwinter Celebrates 15M Players
4. Re: Neverwinter Celebrates 15M Players Apr 28, 2017, 20:35 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Man, I remember playing this in the 90s on America Online; I had no idea it was still going strong. Graphics look a lot better than I remember too ;-)


 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 7, 2017, 20:58 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Loderunner was /the/ game for me in the mid '80s. I played it so much that whenever I read a book, I saw the little dude running atop the lines of text. Unfortunately, none of the remakes since the original have ever matched the experience of the first game, and this game doesn't look to change that trend.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 24, 2017, 19:22 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Tip #1: Learn to use your spell-checker (note: the error is Capcom's, not Blues).  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 6, 2017, 19:57 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I used to be a huge fan of MPC, but went to VLC a while back and never looked back. Its interface might not be as polished, but not having to worry about dodgy CODEC packs more than made up for it.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 19:22 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Not a fan of H1-B - it's been terribly abused by companies wanting to hire cheap foreign labor without the bother of going overseas - but I don't really support this change. For one thing, I don't think it's really going to change things much - the revamp is as full of abusable loopholes as the original.

More importantly, H1-B is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act, passed by Congress, and I do not agree with the idea that the President can overturn the act on a personal whim. If he disagrees with it, he needs to work with Congress to update the law rather than just change it by Presidential fiat.

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Hitman Disc and Patch Release
3. Re: Hitman Disc and Patch Release Jan 31, 2017, 19:13 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I'm curious if there will actually be anything on the disc other than a steam installer ;-)

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 14, 2017, 19:14 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Bah, the guy is 30 years too late. Portal hit the Apple II back in 1986.
 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Dec 15, 2016, 19:39 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I'll just leave this here, shall I?

3DFX Tribute

There really was something awe-inspiring about 3DFX; everybody who came from software-rendering jaws dropped when they saw what 3DFX could do. Bad decisions - both on the technological and business sides - sealed their fate but there is no doubting that they greatly influenced gaming. Newer GPUs may be magnitudes more powerful but none of them create quite the same excitement as when I learned there was a new Voodoo card available for purchase...

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Full Throttle Remastered Trailer
3. Re: Full Throttle Remastered Trailer Dec 2, 2016, 21:20 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I loved the original so I'm thrilled this is getting re-released. Still, there's something about the new graphics that really rub me the wrong way. Maybe its just that the low-resolution of the older game made everything look like it was hand-drawn, but this new version looks like a cheaply-made Shockwave/Flash game. Given the choice, I think I'd prefer the original.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 Vive La France Next Week
2. Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Vive La France Next Week Nov 29, 2016, 21:46 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I wonder how this is going to affect the TSM Mod, which already added a lot of roads and cities to France. Frankly, I find their maps far superior to anything created by the game developers, and I'd be annoyed if they had to remove their content to make way for this DLC...

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 19, 2016, 19:43 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Oh, Frontier Elite II, yeah, I remember that game. It was that awesome single-player open-world space-sim that I could play without an Internet connection. It's a shame they don't make games like that anymore.  
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2 Released
4. Re: BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2 Released Sep 20, 2016, 19:04 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I think I'll wait until the series is complete and on sale. I'm getting rather tired of these episodic games, both because of the game play and how it ruins the pacing of the story (e.g., each episode has to start with a brief recap, they have to end at a climax, whether its good for the narrative or not, and then you have to wait a month or two to find out what happens). It made sense in the beginning for Telltale - a cash-strapped independent developer - to make episodic games but at this point - now that they've made with some success - I wish they would drop the format (maybe keep the first episode as a freebie teaser) and sell the game as one complete piece.


 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 12, 2016, 20:09 The_Pink_Tiger
 
While I too am surprised that Blizzard simply cancelled the game rather than trying to salvage it, I do agree that it wasn't ready for prime-time in its current state. Adventure games were a dying genre, and "Lord of the Clans" wasn't even a very good adventure.

While most of the animation and visuals are quite nice, the actual gameplay is pretty poor. There's very little real interaction with the game-world, and of the few things you /can/ click on, most of them result in some form or another of "I can't use that". The puzzles aren't very good, and the dialogue (and sound FX) is pretty awful. There are also a number of areas where the graphics look pretty poor.

I don't think their releasing the game would have been a disaster; Blizzard probably would have broken even just from sales to Warcraft fans alone. I doubt it would have seriously affected the marketability of the soon-to-be-released Warcraft 3 RTS. But I have no doubt that it would have quickly been relegated to the "old shame" closet, there to languish forgotten with "The Death of Superman", "Blackthorne" and "RPM Racing".

I think it speaks more about how comfortably situated Blizzard was /even before World of Warcraft/ that they could choose to swallow the development costs rather than even slightly sully their reputation with a mediocre - not bad - game.
 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Otherland Launches
5. Re: Otherland Launches Sep 9, 2016, 19:47 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Although I didn't much like the novels, his descriptions of online-gaming greatly influenced my expectations of what an MMO should be. The fantasy role-playing game played by Orlando and Sam in the book were the ultimate example of what I expect from an online game and - sadly - no game has come close to matching those expectations (Ultima Online, which was in beta at the time the first novel was published) was a good start, but rather than improving on that foundation the industry seems to have moved backwards). It's sad to see such an innovative franchise re-imagined as yet another characterless F2P game filled with grind and monetization.

 
Avatar 54666
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
101 Comments. 6 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ] Older >




Blue's News is a participant in Amazon Associates programs
and earns advertising fees by linking to Amazon.



footer

Blue's News logo