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Signed On Jul 27, 2009, 15:35
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse May 15, 2018, 09:49 Watter
Task wrote on May 15, 2018, 09:22:
At best, I think its meant to be a kid show folks. I don't mind it, but it seems to me while watching it that it is aimed at a younger audience.
Yep, and they never made any pretense about this. It's aimed at the kids. Other than the Dr. Smith character (who almost ruined for me) I found it enjoyable enough lightweight fare. I liked that (again other than the Dr. Smith plotline) I genuinely didn't know where it was going to go next and it moved along fast enough that I looked forward to the next episode.
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Sep 13, 2017, 09:39 Watter
Pigeon wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 08:43:
I enjoyed TFA, it had some obvious problems, but mostly it was good;
I'm pretty forgiving when it comes to my shallow entertainments, and I thought TFA was decent, but I was quite bothered by the accelerated development of Rey's abilities. We have a template for Jedi training already, and in the course of hours/days she's able to defeat an admittedly slightly weakened but highly trained and skilled sith? Again, I'm forgiving. Give me a BS made up reason why she's so awesome. I'm willing to go with it, but we didn't get anything like that.
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Next Year?
11. Re: Descent: Underground Next Year? Dec 14, 2016, 16:27 Watter
Kxmode wrote on Dec 14, 2016, 16:10:
Pretty much done with CF/EA projects.
Having been down a few failed game fundings myself, one can hardly fault you feeling that way, but I look at Descent and it seems to be coming along at about the rate I was expecting. Is it a great game right now? Nope, but many of the core pieces needed to get there are in place. I tend to be pretty patient with these projects as long as they don't actually stall out, and so far the team behind Descent have been moving along; slowly, but still moving.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
10. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 8, 2016, 10:23 Watter
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 21:09:
As bad as this is, it's really just the natural risk of KS. And especially hardware KS projects are always questionable. Since there are so many costs these projects either don't know about, or don't tell you about.
I would tend to agree with the hardware part of this quote. Of the three failed KS's I've backed, all have been hardware; two due to cost overruns and one due to not being quick enough to the market with their innovative idea. Other big players in the market started working on similar products later but got them to market faster.

I guess this will be my fourth failed hardware KS. I know how to pick 'em.

That said, if there would be a "safer" KS to back, one would have thought it was Pebble. I guess that's actually still kind of true considering Pebble backers are actually getting refunds, unlike most other failed KS's.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 8, 2016, 07:54 Watter
Not sure screwed is right. Backers of Pebble 2 got their product (now unsupported unfortunately but the community is where most of the support came from anyway) and backers of the Time 2 and Core, myself included, will be getting refunds... from a Kickstarter project, where no such refunds are by any means guaranteed. While I'm not thrilled, I certainly don't feel screwed. I feel pretty fortunate to be receiving a refund at all.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 09:42 Watter
I enjoyed it immensely however...

I loved the character of Kylo Ren, but I absolutely hated that there was no "good" bad guy. The giant Supreme Leader was ridiculous. The military leader was what 22? And whiny? And the Kylo Ren was a snotty teenager with an attitude. Again, I really liked Ren and think it's a great and believable character, but as the main bad guy?

Where's the Vader equivalent? Where's the Grand Moff Tarkin? When Vader strolled onto the scene he was frikkin intimidating! And he stayed that way almost until the end. Ren fit well enough, until the moment he took his helmet off. Oh... and then he gets his ass kicked by neophytes. Ugggg...

Still. I'd see it again.
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to "Hate"
19. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's Developer Responds to Jul 30, 2015, 09:17 Watter
Saboth wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 20:01:
If people keep buying them, keep making them. Hell, I'd pump them out as fast as possible myself. It's a niche genre, and niche game. People are bound to get tired of it, no matter if you put out 4 or a year or 4 a decade. If it's selling like hotcakes, work 80 hour weeks and keep raking in that dough, because success can be fleeting. It's not like these games are going to become some kind of classic legacy that he can trample on by cheapening them up like Dragon Age or something. They are as cheapened as they can get. Fast little jump scare games that people finish and tire of pretty quickly. As for the haters, just let 'em keep on hating. Most of them are probably still working at Dollar Tree themselves then spend the other 16 hours a day trolling Youtube and forums.
Couldn't have said it better myself. The only thing he should have done, though, was not respond to the haters. His response itself somewhat lowered his position in the fray.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Jun 7, 2015, 22:11 Watter
Quinn wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 14:35:
Hehe, exactly. A mediocre trailer is all we yet have and people already buy overprized pre-orders.
That's hardly "all" we have. We have the developer's history with this franchise and others of similar ilk (ES series), and a known quantity in the engine. Sure, there may be some ups and downs from both of those items, but I think those previous game's sales figures tell you that there was enough satisfaction with them that people are willing to make a safe bet on the next game.
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News Comments > Steam Controller Video
2. Jun 5, 2015, 09:30 Watter
I love my kb/m combo, but I'll be the first one to applaud if someone can finally pull off a good compromise controller that I can use to play PC games on the couch.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 27, 2015, 11:25 Watter
I always liked the flash versions of Monster's Den; one of my favorite time killer turn based RPGs. The developer did a good job of balancing the rewards of gaining more powerful skills and items against the enemies you were facing. I always felt strong after getting something new without ever feeling overpowered. I'll back this. It's a modest project that would seem to have a good likelihood of completing successfully.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Mar 19, 2015, 07:19 Watter
I actually do like Hillary, but I'm not sure how one can lay the blame for this anywhere but squarely on her head. Against, at the VERY LEAST the spirit of, governmental policy and maybe the law, SHE had an email setup in HER home, and did so explicitly for the level of control that SHE then exercised by arbitrarily deleting almost exactly half of the emails on that server with no oversight or control. We simply have to trust her that it was all personal. Sorry, but I don't trust ANY politician that much. Not even close, which is why the oversight and control rules were established in the first place.

I voted for her in the 2008 primary, but at this point I agree; let's get some new blood in the race. I don't think it will make much difference honestly, but we're beyond even the slimmest hope if we have another Bush/Clinton race.
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
25. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 13:29 Watter
Quinn wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 10:35:
You could wait until the game is fully patched and they officially announce they will no longer add content and the game is for sale for 6 dollars, but while that's perfectly legit, I consider it just as bad as pirating.
That is so completely wrong and shows a fundamental misunderstanding of even basic economics, and even more so, ethics. Sheesh...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2014, 09:56 Watter
This has probably been suggested already, but short of an actual subscription model, what about something more voluntary like Patreon? I am a patron to a number of folks/sites there and while my individual contribution is practically nothing, I know that collectively it does add up to something useful to the people/sites I contribute to. BluesNews is and has been the best place for me to get my PC gaming news for as long as I can remember. It's clean, simple, thorough, and the comments are (usually) not completely ignorant. I'd happily participate in some kind of revenue model.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Aug 13, 2014, 13:21 Watter
So, not a troll, really, but why are folks excited about this? I hear a lot of folks saying they're looking forward to it, which is surprising given the general attitude of Bluesnews'ers after a game in series is as disappointing as DA2 was. What is it that seems to be making people optimistic? Are there gameplay vids out there that I missed that are blowing people away. Surely it's not CGI-fests like the trailer above that are raising hopes.  
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
22. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 30, 2014, 08:27 Watter
Kythlyn wrote on May 29, 2014, 22:00:
I still consider DAoC one of the all time great MMORPGs.
Agreed. That and Planetside 1/2 are the only MMO's that I played practically daily for more than a month and with DAoC, it was close to three years. The odd thing, though, was that I really never got that deeply involved in what many consider it's most important component: PvP.
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News Comments > Free Plants vs. Zombies
2. Re: Free Plants vs. Zombies May 9, 2014, 10:37 Watter
That franchise lost me as a fan with the horrific way it monetized the second installment. Just awful. Charge me a reasonable price for a game, or if you MUST, put in small micro-transactions, but the huge expensive AND necessary purchases in PvZ 2 were ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
10. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Apr 30, 2014, 15:33 Watter
Guess I'm in the minority as I thought the new movie was WAY better than the previous set. I grew up a huge Spider-Man comic fan and in my mind the new movie captured the spirit of the comics tremendously well; in a way the three Toby-riffic versions never did.

Peter Parker was a hardcore geek scientist and used those skills to solve many of the problems he encountered. Completely missed in the Raimi versions, but on full display in Amazing Spider Man. Then there's the mid-battle quips. Yes, the Raimi's had a few but it was rare. Again the new one was dead on in this respect. And don't get me started on organic vs mechanical web shooters...

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
131. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 09:21 Watter
I think Bill Harris says what many of us are feeling quite well here:

Facebook, to me, represents everything that is wrong and invasive with social media. It's "bad Internet". I like companies whose vision is aligned with the greater good of their customers. It's impossible to argue that Facebook is one of those companies.


If Google had bought Oculus Rift, I would have been thrilled. Or Amazon. Even IBM would have been better than Facebook.

So my confidence level in the future for Oculus Rift has plummeted. It's so much more brilliant than Facebook that I don't see any way it can be beneficial. It can't lift Oculus Rift up.
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Revealed
12. No subject Mar 4, 2014, 12:57 Watter
By coincidence, I just finished Origins last night so it's quite fresh in my mind, I may be one of the few who enjoyed Origins more than City and definitely more than Asylum. In Asylum, and to a certain extent City, all of the side missions felt very distracting and in the way of the very focused story and sense of urgency. I thought Origins did a much better job of integrating the various these missions from a timing and story perspective. I also found the combat to be a little more difficult (well, until you got the shock gloves at least) in Origins which was appreciated.

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News Comments > Next Hitman Game Detailed
11. Jan 16, 2014, 14:31 Watter
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 12:59:
I must be the only guy here who thought Absolution was an absolute blast to play. First Hitman game I have liked in a long time.
Same here. I had no idea there was such a hate storm around it.
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