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Homepage http://www.tacticalgamerz.com
Signed On Jul 9, 2009, 18:02
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
60. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 12, 2012, 11:41 ^Drag0n^
 
As I said two posts ago, if DOTA was created by a Valve employee, that will, also, have a significant effect on the outcome, as:

A) most companies have ip riders in their terms of employment laying claim to any invention created within the realm of their businesses sphere of influence for the duration of your employment. This includes "off the clock" ip. Or,

B) his having been an employee at valve, even if it was after release of the first DOTA mod, could be construed as a de facto transfer or license to use, as he obviously didn't object to Valve not only making the game, but through the title implying it was a sanctioned sequel.

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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
35. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 12, 2012, 11:29 ^Drag0n^
 
Ant wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 09:26:
nin wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 20:35:

I rmemeber how much fun I had with the Star Trek Elite Force game.

I keep hoping that one will show up on GOG.

What about its sequel game? Was it any good? I never played it. I only played the first one.

It was OK... IMO it was not as good as the first... Raven had higher standards than Ritual, again, IMO.

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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
44. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 12, 2012, 03:10 ^Drag0n^
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 18:44:
You're not going to get the full depth of the story unless you actually read the books, notes, and talk to characters. Running through the question for XP is like complaining about how little there was in NYC based solely on what you saw from the freeway.

You're confusing background with plot. Skyrim has a good background - it should, considering they've been building it for 5 games - but that doesn't mean it has good storylines for the plots. Even the very best plots have quite weak storylines.

I've got 240+ hour into it, and I'm STILL finding new locations, main quests, and unique story elements.

Quantity doesn't equal quality.

No, I'm not confusing them at all. If you read through a book in the game, and it provides information on a quest or plot thereof, it's a part of the story, not "background. "

Dislike it if you want, but don't say it doesn't have plot or deep storytelling. It does. You just don't happen to agree with the presentation.

And when I find something new in a game after 240+ hours of play that makes me want to find out what happens, that's not content bloat--that's value.

Again, your opinion on the presentation may vary, but that doesn't mean the content and story aren't there.

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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
30. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 12, 2012, 03:00 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 00:17:
Golwar wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 18:58:
All that I really want is a new tv series. I don't care if it would be settled in the new time line or not. Pretty much anything would please me by now. I'd even watch Captain Archer and his "adventures". Promised!

Don't quote me on this, but there is apparently work being done on a series set after Voyager. Paramount realized that Trek was still a very valuable commodity after the first reboot movie, but since most of the reboot characters are too busy to sign up for a TV show, they're trying to see if they can continue the "old" universe so to speak.

Creston

I heard a rumor that they are working on a possible new show based in the alternate timeline...

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News Comments > Star Trek Game Next Year
29. Re: Star Trek Game Next Year Feb 12, 2012, 02:58 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Feb 12, 2012, 00:22:
Cutter wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 14:39:
Snabel wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 14:30:
Me and everyone else respectfully disagrees with you. I loved the movie and the direction it's going in :)

If by "everyone else" you mean you and a few other faux Trek fans then you're correct. I enjoyed it as a good sci-fi space romp - and Karl Urban as Bones was perfect for the role - but I don't see it as real Star Trek. It's JJ's alternate-universe-dumbed-down-for-the-masses-over-the-top-action standard schlock. Mr. Roddenberry wouldn't have been too pleased with it. Star Trek, first and foremost, is about peaceful exploration, science, diplomacy, and all that other good stuff the masses find boring. The action aspect of it was the minor part of it and should always be that way. This is where STO fell down, and it's where this game is going to fall down - but it'll do well with those masses no doubt. No, this game and what JJ are doing is Derp Trek.

Yeah, I think you'll find that most "faux" Trek fans actually did quite enjoy the movie. As for Star Trek being about peaceful exploration, science, diplomacy and all that other good stuff, yep. In the TV shows, that concept works for entire episodes. In movies, however, that just doesn't fly. The best "old" Star Trek movies were widely considered to be the ones where there's some good ole' fightin' going on.

Few Trekkies I ever talked to said that the first Star Trek movie was their favorite. (Or ST 5 : The Final Frontier, for that matter...)

Creston


I just wanted to say I loved all the diplomacy and exploration in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Thank god for diplomacy.

I love it when someone comes out with the audacious claim that they are a "true" fan, and those having different tastes are fut bucking idiots.

(not talking about you, Creston, just feeding off your post.)

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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
57. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 12, 2012, 02:46 ^Drag0n^
 
The KillSmith wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 12:27:
nin wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 12:16:
Oh boy!!!!!!!!!!!

You're welcome.

I think you kinda missed my point. No one can trademark something that has "prior art" in the public domain, or published under another creator's name. I wasn't saying that Blizzard had any claim to the title-- quite the contrary-- I fully expect that a judge, when presented with the evidence, will deem the title the property of NEITHER party involved.

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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
46. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 11, 2012, 11:55 ^Drag0n^
 
If Valve, indeed, filed for a copyright on DOTA, and it was in the public domain already, Blizzard has every right to sue the living snot out of Gabe et. Al. In fact, it should have been denied on filing, all things being equal.

Unless the DOTA mod author is working for valve, or money was exchanged with them, this was a monumentally stupid move by Valve (assuming its true).

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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
41. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 11, 2012, 11:40 ^Drag0n^
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 01:17:
Huh. I wonder if he'll feel that way after we see all the DLC-support that this game will receive over the next year.

Most likely. I am surprised however, I've yet to see anyone claim that the storylines in Skyrim are good - are you the first?

There's no doubt the game shines in other areas (I did call it a "great game" after all), but that doesn't mean it doesn't have any deficiencies, and the storylines are some of the more glaring ones.

I'm pretty sure I just did.

This game is pretty deep--especially considering that it's a dungeon crawler. And that a good quantity of the menial quests are randomly generated.

You're not going to get the full depth of the story unless you actually read the books, notes, and talk to characters. Running through the quests solely for XP is like complaining about how little there was in NYC based solely on what you saw from the freeway.

I've got 240+ hour into it, and I'm STILL finding new locations, main quests, and unique story elements.

YMMV.

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News Comments > U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January
23. Re: U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January Feb 10, 2012, 22:33 ^Drag0n^
 
PREY 2 looks delicious.

Just saying.

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News Comments > Syndicate Voice Talent Revealed
3. Re: Syndicate Voice Talent Revealed Feb 10, 2012, 22:28 ^Drag0n^
 
No Steam, no sale.

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News Comments > Steam Breach Follow-up
11. Re: jtw321@gmail.com Feb 10, 2012, 22:23 ^Drag0n^
 
Slashman wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 21:49:
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 21:39:
They've been too quiet about this, and hiding these messages on their forum, where most users never go, isn't the way this should be handled.

This should be emailed to everyone on their list, not left up to gaming sites to report on it.

At this point, Sony is looking more forthcoming on information. At least when they screwed up they offered people a free game.

This message popped up when I signed into Steam earlier this evening. So its not just hiding on their forums.

Exactly. If you don't know about the Steam breach, what was done, and what you should be concerned about, you either don't use Steam, or just plain never read their mandatory pop-ups.

Onus isn't on them to force you to read anything. That's all you.

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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
37. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 19:54 ^Drag0n^
 
PropheT wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 19:00:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 18:42:
Like I said, this is considered normal and acceptable now. Funny how people jump to defend developers releasing buggy games. Yet I'm the bad guy because I expect to not have pay $60 to finish beta testing for them, something they used to have to pay people to do.

When have PC games ever been bug free releases? Daggerfall came out in what, 97? It had bugs in it like crazy, but it was still awesome. I remember it not even starting on my brother's system because he had a non-Intel processor.

Ultima VII had serious sound issues. Ultima IX they actually sent out new CD's to people who bought it because of game breaking bugs. The early games in the Jedi Knight series had a few serious bugs that I remember dealing with, and Jedi Academy had at least one game breaking bug. I could go on and on, but... this isn't a new issue.

Besides, Skyrim was playable out of the box just fine. There were issues that some people ran into, just like with other games, but it's not like they shipped a broken game and then got GOTY awards for it.


I'm backing PropheT up on this one. Once I found that my Antivirus (Threatfire) was borking up the game and shut it down, it ran flawlessly. The only crash I've had since then was when the 1.4 patch came out and SVSE was a little buggered. Went away with their .10 release. And a mod causing a problem is hardley the dev's fault.

Just my $0.02.

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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
36. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 19:49 ^Drag0n^
 
Bhruic wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 16:32:
The tragedy of Skyrim is in its potential. It's a great game as is, but they could have done a lot more with it, especially in the story department.

-> bilnk <- -> blink <-

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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM
34. Re: Blizzard Sues Over DOTA TM Feb 10, 2012, 16:20 ^Drag0n^
 
I guess the, um, "alternate" meaning of the DotA acronym is holding up as well

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News Comments > Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year
16. Re: Skyrim IAAS Game of the Year Feb 10, 2012, 16:13 ^Drag0n^
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Feb 10, 2012, 10:22:
I guess they're just giving this award out to any game nowadays...

No, otherwise it would have gone to CoD.

This game, on the other hand, actually does not suck, and, unlike 90% of the other drivel coming out, has significant and substatial backing for the PC version of the game.

I'll back anyone that doesn't straight port, ship, and forget.

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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Feb 10, 2012, 00:46 ^Drag0n^
 
Rage at $15? That's less than Quake 3, Doom 3, and Wolfenstein, all of which are $19.99.

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News Comments > Portal 2 Mod for Skyrim
18. Re: Portal 2 Mod for Skyrim Feb 10, 2012, 00:03 ^Drag0n^
 
Just posting my $1.98 that I agree the sort / search options do need to be better otherwise people will miss a lot of good content. Neither Nexus or Workshop is perfect, but I do hope both improve with time. I do like NMM's updating and rollback features, as well as the fact that it gives you the option to update your mods or not. I like the direct integration of SWS within Steam and the game, but I am a little miffed that Valve, should they deem content inappropriate, can revoke and uninstall a mod without giving you an option to say "oh, no you don't... "

Lack of allowance of mature content is also a put-off, but get it.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2012, 14:12 ^Drag0n^
 
I kid you not, I saw an iPod dock built into a toilet paper roll holder at Fry's once.

Not kidding. Don't believe me? Check out PC Mag's 10 Totally Ridiculous Combo Gadgets article.

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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
11. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 13:04 ^Drag0n^
 
dheer wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 12:02:
Most of those ideas were great. The waystone portals and mounted combat were my favorites. I don't even use a horse anymore because it's a pain to get off to fight and then hop back on.

Agreed. Horses are so useless in the game at this point, I just hunt them like elk for food.

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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
10. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 13:02 ^Drag0n^
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 11:19:
Video is region blocked in germany ;/

That's because the german government says you can't handle violence. ...

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