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Real Name Matt Welch   
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Nickname Watter
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Signed On Jul 27, 2009, 15:35
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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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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Coming to OS X and Linux
2. Re: Metro: Last Light Coming to OS X and Linux Aug 28, 2013, 01:46 Watter
How is this even playable on a mac? Unless you have a Mac Pro (small market one would have to believe), the best video card you can have is a GeForce 650M, right? Can that card play MLL in a way that makes it worth it?  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer
10. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online in Spring; New Trailer Jun 11, 2013, 11:25 Watter
I have yet to see even a decent console MMOG, let alone an MMORPG. I'm not saying it's impossible, but the nature of the control scheme means that any MMO that is "limited" by being a console release will be less sophisticated than a PC only release. There's just no way around it. An action oriented game might perhaps find a way to be good in both environments, but I'm not holding out hope. I guess I kind of already already suspected that this particular MMO would be on consoles, but disappointing news all the same.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3
12. Re: Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3 Mar 18, 2013, 12:03 Watter
Creston wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 10:43:
but I just don't see this catching on except with the ultra-hardcore.
I was in the same boat as you, but I've been swayed by the fact that nearly every single person who has tried it, some with pretty low expectations, has been blown away by the experience. We'll see.
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News Comments > New Thief's New Garrett Profiled
12. Mar 14, 2013, 14:27 Watter
Oh man... That video interview was extremely disheartening to any Thief fan. "More action", "Modern Audiences", "Console Oriented"... I can't imagine a worse way to describe my idea of a "Thief" game. I'll hold out hope until the final product, but if it's going to be so different, I really wish they would just call it something else. Who are they hoping to target by tying it to the original franchise? People who liked the original series will just bitch and moan (as I'm doing here) because it doesn't capture any of what's great about the originals and people who didn't play the original aren't going to be somehow more likely to play it because of the tie in. Why do it, then?  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed 3 Patched
17. Re: Assassin's Creed 3 Patched Feb 15, 2013, 16:10 Watter
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 15:51:
I never liked the Desmond stuff. I'm too much of a nerd to get past the idea that they have a machine that lets you perfectly remember and experience what your ancestor had for supper on a Tuesday centuries ago. Blah blah suspension of disbelief yada yada. Its wrong!
I'm totally in that camp as well. I'd have been happier with the series if the Desmond aspect was completely gone. I think it might have even been more compelling to have progressively built up the history and mystery of the templar and assassin factions as the series progress through the ages rather than starting with the contemporary time as they did.
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