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Re: Renegade X: Beyond Black Dawn
Sep 28, 2011, 12:45
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Re: Renegade X: Beyond Black Dawn Sep 28, 2011, 12:45
Sep 28, 2011, 12:45
 
"..that Westwood originally envisioned back in 2002"

Hrm, kind of disturbing that these guys never played the Battlezone series.

Battlezone II was about 50 times better than C&C Renegade, based on empirical evidence.

Still, this game looks very good, and I look forward to the release. Also, I am glad I bought UT3 in the bargain bin awhile back, since this game requires it.

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Re: The Witcher 2 2.0 Next Week
Sep 23, 2011, 03:02
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Re: The Witcher 2 2.0 Next Week Sep 23, 2011, 03:02
Sep 23, 2011, 03:02
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 01:11:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 00:56:
Lol, I REALLY shouldn't have pre-ordered this game, from a consumer standpoint. It's already down 20 bucks with bonus content, and I've barely played the first act. Oh well.
I preordered it based on the fact that they sold it through GoG with no DRM, and I sent them a physical letter based on that. Yeah I know call me old fashioned but damn, dev's need to be told that things like this actually matter.

That's the same reason I pre-ordered; the no-DRM statement. I'm just saying, the better deal would have been to wait.

As long as you didn't write the letter in blood, excellent work.
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Re: The Witcher 2 2.0 Next Week
Sep 23, 2011, 00:56
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Re: The Witcher 2 2.0 Next Week Sep 23, 2011, 00:56
Sep 23, 2011, 00:56
 
Lol, I REALLY shouldn't have pre-ordered this game, from a consumer standpoint. It's already down 20 bucks with bonus content, and I've barely played the first act. Oh well.
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Re: Diablo III DRM Problems
Sep 23, 2011, 00:53
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Re: Diablo III DRM Problems Sep 23, 2011, 00:53
Sep 23, 2011, 00:53
 
z0dd wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 00:48:
Their implementation is primarily for stopping cheats and hacks, which I fully support. Blizzard keeps cheats and hacks from ruining WoW and they'll do the same for Diablo 3, thankfully. Without this Diablo 3 would be a hacker farmer fest that everyone would despise. Try Lineage 2 and let me know if you enjoy a horribly broken and exploited game dominated by gold farmers and cheaters.

No DRM/anti-cheat will ever prevent cheats, hacks or piracy entirely. The argument for NO offline at all, in the name of preventing cheats in the online component is fundamentally flawed. Whether you assume somehow the client can never get access to all the data(incorrect), or you assume that it is too hard/too expensive to make online and offline data sets(also incorrect), the argument for online only has no legs to stand on.

All that being said, online only just punishes legitimate consumers. The pirates will EVENTUALLY have an offline(and LAN) version, even if it isn't day one. The cheaters will EVENTUALLY find ways to cheat, even if it isn't day one.

Also, if you thought you saw Gold Farmers in other games, you better brace yourself for what Diablo 3 is going to be with a real cash AH built in...
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Re: Diablo III DRM Problems
Sep 22, 2011, 19:36
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Re: Diablo III DRM Problems Sep 22, 2011, 19:36
Sep 22, 2011, 19:36
 
Here's hoping Grim Dawn, Torchlight 2 and Path of Exile are all awesome.

Diablo 3 is not only a boycott on principle, but honestly my ISP has been disconnecting me for 3-4 seconds at a time, regularly, for weeks, and of course they have no clue how to solve that conundrum.

Physically unable for Diablo 3.

/me sheds bitter tears.
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3
Sep 21, 2011, 22:27
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Re: IW Doesn't Care if Three People Play MW3 Sep 21, 2011, 22:27
Sep 21, 2011, 22:27
 
per cent != percent.

Grammar'd, even though I know per cent passes the spell check and I'm sure that's all a site like IGN uses.


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Re: Dead Space 3 Sighting?
Sep 20, 2011, 22:21
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Re: Dead Space 3 Sighting? Sep 20, 2011, 22:21
Sep 20, 2011, 22:21
 
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 21:44:
I should maybe go ahead and play the first one.

Oh, and it turns out I have the second one too. Heh. Yeah, I really should get around to playing those.

Creston

I hate to say it, because of the bullshit DRM attached to many versions of these games, but the games themselves are awesome. Dead Space 2 is one of my favorite games, all time.

Dead Space 1 on the PC has enough annoying control issues that I am not repeatedly playing it like I am with the sequel, but it was good when it came out.
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Re: Game of Thrones RPG
Sep 20, 2011, 21:38
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Re: Game of Thrones RPG Sep 20, 2011, 21:38
Sep 20, 2011, 21:38
 
Teddy wrote on Sep 20, 2011, 16:16:
The problem with the Malazan series is that it does the exact thing that Martin refuses to do. It jumps directly on top of all the stereo-typical fantasy gimmicks and repeats them over and over and over. Every book has a new MORE POWERFUL enemy that needs to be faced, and even when they get to the point of killing off gods, there's still MORE POWERFUL things that suddenly appear that they need to deal with.

Add to that, when characters do die, it's often in irrelevant fashions that have very little to do with the actual conflicts they're in.

It's decently written, but the characters have nowhere near the level of depth of those of SOIAF, and frankly I find it often facepalmingly frustrating to read thanks to the ever escalating levels of power of everything.

Well, you are right about that. There is definitely some serious power inflation going on, and I am about 90% through book 6. Still, I am enjoying the series, and I can avoid the most annoying part of Song of Ice and Fire, the 5+ year wait between novels. I assume part of the geometric increase in the Malazan series is due to the fact that Erikson wrote the first novel, then somewhat foolishly signed a deal for 9 more with his publisher. There is definitely some padding going on throughout the series.
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Re: New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape
Sep 20, 2011, 14:51
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Re: New Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Holotape Sep 20, 2011, 14:51
Sep 20, 2011, 14:51
 
Fallout New Vegas suffers from some sort of horrible bullet mechanic, regardless of ammo. None of the projectile based weapons seem to do as much damage as they should and/or all enemies are inherently resistant to bullets. Even guys with low DT sometimes survive a critical headshot from an Anti Material rifle, especially in Old World Blues.

Lasers and Plasma, on the other hand... Even the Old World Blues enemies can be 1 or 2 shotted with a decent energy weapon, with or without Laser Commander perk, which just makes energy weapons obscene.

This is sort of annoying, as I originally started playing F:NV and attempting to be a guns focused character, but there are enough experience and skill books available to max several weapon types easily.

Energy Weapons/Explosives sync pretty well, only slightly better than Guns, which do require decent Perception, despite supposedly being Agility based.

Also, Annabelle > all enemies. The unique RL, easily picked up in Black Mountain.
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Re: Game of Thrones RPG
Sep 20, 2011, 14:45
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Re: Game of Thrones RPG Sep 20, 2011, 14:45
Sep 20, 2011, 14:45
 
Song of Ice and Fire went downhill in quality, imo, with the last book. Plus, I am getting the feeling George RR Martin is going to pull a Robert Jordan, and probably not live to finish the series.


I do recommend Steven Erikson's Malazan series, which is arguably as well written or better, and as a bonus, it is actually finished.

It is pretty lengthy though, 10 extremely large novels(approximately 1000 pages each).

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Re: Op Ed
Sep 18, 2011, 16:01
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Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2011, 16:01
Sep 18, 2011, 16:01
 
Let's see, should X-Com have stayed turn-based?

YES! Fucking MORONS.

end of article.
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Re: New Gaming Peripherals
Sep 16, 2011, 23:23
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Re: New Gaming Peripherals Sep 16, 2011, 23:23
Sep 16, 2011, 23:23
 
Wired vs Wireless bitching aside, actually reading the link, these mice seem to have a major flaw; supposedly they keep tracking even if you lift them up off the table.

At least for me, if I lift the mice up, I want it to STOP tracking, because I need to reposition the mouse on my available table space, I am being strangled from behind by a ninja, and I need to smash him in the head with the mouse, etc.

Also, am I the only one insulted by RTS gamers being lumped in with MMO players(sheep) ?
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Re: RAGE TV Spot
Sep 15, 2011, 20:06
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Re: RAGE TV Spot Sep 15, 2011, 20:06
Sep 15, 2011, 20:06
 
Drayth wrote on Sep 15, 2011, 18:29:
The Breaking Bad advertising's been in for more than that... this week a copy of it was sitting on a shelf at the top of a pile of games during the fight scene.


Really? Hehe, I didn't even notice that one. I wonder how hard up for cash AMC/Breaking Bad is, to do that sort of thing. I heard they cut $250k per EPISODE of The Walking Dead season 2, AMC must be in some financial trouble,
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Re: RAGE TV Spot
Sep 15, 2011, 17:46
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Re: RAGE TV Spot Sep 15, 2011, 17:46
Sep 15, 2011, 17:46
 
Speaking of Rage on TV, anybody see a character in Breaking Bad, playing Rage, briefly in 2 episodes so far this year? Of course, he's playing with a lightgun somehow... but still.

Ads in games? Rage counters with game ads in shows, apparently.
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Re: Diablo III Auction House to Use Paypal
Sep 15, 2011, 11:20
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Re: Diablo III Auction House to Use Paypal Sep 15, 2011, 11:20
Sep 15, 2011, 11:20
 
I'm still on the fence in terms of boycotting Diablo 3 or not, but why the FUCK would they choose to use Paypal? Amazon Accounts would have made more sense, or any number of services.

Paypal, as others have said, has a long history of screwing with people, annoying fees, and no doubt straight up fraud.

Yet another poor choice from Blizzard/Activision.

Come on Grim Dawn and Path of Exile, be awesome.

*EDIT* Never bought any items in Diablo 1 or 2, or any game for that matter, so this won't do anything but insure I also avoid selling items in the RMAH.
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Re: Dead Island Sells 1M in North America, Approaches 2M Worldwide
Sep 15, 2011, 11:11
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Re: Dead Island Sells 1M in North America, Approaches 2M Worldwide Sep 15, 2011, 11:11
Sep 15, 2011, 11:11
 
Apparently people have not gotten their fill yet of zombies as targets. I'm surprised, but what are Aliens and WW2 Nazis going to think?

Think of the Aliens and Nazis, people!

Also to a lesser extent, Terrorists. I'm making wrist bands for the above groups as I type this.(With my mind.)
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Re: Legend of Dawn Teaser Trailer
Sep 11, 2011, 00:21
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Re: Legend of Dawn Teaser Trailer Sep 11, 2011, 00:21
Sep 11, 2011, 00:21
 
There are a few screenshots on the webpage, but the game description is a little vague.

I'm guessing this is another Diablo/Titan Quest clone? It may be good, just talk about a crowded market.

Diablo 3
Torchlight 2
Grim Dawn
Path of Exile
Legends of Dawn

Good luck to these guys.

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Re: RAGE Co-op Trailer
Sep 8, 2011, 23:44
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Re: RAGE Co-op Trailer Sep 8, 2011, 23:44
Sep 8, 2011, 23:44
 
I love how the maps in Rage look, console texture issues/recording issues aside, but... would it be too much to ask, to have them use some people who can aim halfway decently?

This clip just makes me embarrassed for the human race.
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Re: Max Payne 3 in March 2012, Multiplayer Support Confirmed
Sep 8, 2011, 12:03
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Re: Max Payne 3 in March 2012, Multiplayer Support Confirmed Sep 8, 2011, 12:03
Sep 8, 2011, 12:03
 
LOC wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 10:28:
Verno wrote on Sep 8, 2011, 10:26:
Rockstar rarely lets me down, I'll give it a chance.

I agree. Even though we didn't get RDR on PC, R* very rarely releases a dud. So I have high hopes for this. Plus, I always wanted multiplayer for Max Payne (The Specialists HL1 mod ftw!) so this is great news finally for me!

Hrm, multiplayer Max Payne I can live without, and I REALLY want Red Dead Redemption on PC... playing a borrowed copy on PS3, it's aggravating as hell, realizing how good this game would have been on a pc. It's mind boggling that Rockstar skipped PC for this one game.
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Re: On Hard Reset DRM
Sep 7, 2011, 23:59
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Re: On Hard Reset DRM Sep 7, 2011, 23:59
Sep 7, 2011, 23:59
 
Teddy wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 20:33:
They want to make money. They NEED to make money if they're going to put out any further games. That's why they're on steam primarily and not GoG or Gamersgate. It's pretty simple and straight-forward.

Well, I know Steam is huge at this point, but neither Gamersgate or GoG are exactly small potatoes. Maybe simultaneous releases are too much to ask for though.

I do wonder what the percentages are, charged by each of the online services:

Steam
Gamersgate
GoG
Greenmangaming
Direct2Drive
Impulse(heh)
..Anything else?

Flat percentage? Is each title a different distributing deal? A quick google search results in nothing, making me guess these guys all keep those sort of details under wraps except to game developers/publishers.

Comparison numbers in total sales, total cash value, etc. would be interesting also.

*EDIT* Grammar.

This comment was edited on Sep 8, 2011, 04:25.
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