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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines

18. Re: Valve Addresses Steam Machines Apr 4, 2018, 23:16 gommerstrike
chickenboo wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:50:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 18:12:
afka Rossini wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 12:33:
Make Half-Life 3 a SteamOS exclusive. Problem solved.
All it does these days is copy Blizzard, with games like Dota 2 and Artifact.

Isn't Dota 2 based on what was originally a mod for Warcraft 3? Didn't Valve hire the team behind that mod to create Dota 2? How then are they copying Blizzard?

As for Artifact, they hired the designer/creator of Magic The Gathering for this new game. So sure, they are making a card game, but there were computer-based card games before Hearthstone came along, and arguably they hired the granddaddy of card games to make this one. I'm not buying the Blizzard-copying angle here.

Personally I'm not waiting for HL3. I'll play it if it ever releases, but at this point expectations are so high (and gamers are so petty and hopelessly entitled) that the game would have to be literally the very best game ever conceived or it would be ripped to shreds by journalists, youtube, gamers, and fans. So I have little hope they're really working on it despite all the clamor for it.

I played through Black Mesa and HL2 recently. Black Mesa totally holds up and I loved every minute. HL2 though, while fun, doesn't hold up as well in my opinion: I had more fun playing Doom 2016.

Gabe can say it all he likes about the idea behind Artifact pre-dating Hearthstone, but well Gabe that's suuuure a long idea you had there. Heartstone was released March 11, 2014. So 4 years later, they have Artifact in development?

But hey. I'm sure it'll become a great card game. Just be advised that is likewise competing against the grand-daddy of all card games - Magic the Gathering: Arenas.
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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines

17. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Apr 4, 2018, 23:12 gommerstrike
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:20:
Kajetan wrote on Apr 4, 2018, 11:11:
Tech alone does not sell. You keep on supporting Vulkan, which is nice, but it WILL NOT BOOST Linux as gaming platform or the usage of SteamOS.

Valve has to invest in MARKETING Linux or SteamOS as a gaming platform. When nobody knows what you have, why should it become more popular?
I could not disagree more. They tried to sell the hell out of Steam Machines initially and it got them no where. They first need to make the technology viable so Linux gaming is not gimped from the start. Then the community will solve the rest of the problems for them. Right now, there are some things that only Valve can do well here, and that's what they are focusing on. Good strategy, IMO.

So the community will just act as a massive word of mouth and sell Steam machines?

When did they try to "sell the hell" out of Steam machines? Were there ads everywhere? Radio? TV? Bus stops? Everywhere I saw a Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo ad, I should have spotted a Steam one, right?

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 20, 2018, 17:04 gommerstrike
And Google Maps offers you what it thinks is the fastest route based on current traffic conditions. So fine there will be more traffic through the smaller roads but I think overall everyone gets home quicker.  
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News Comments > My Lovely Daughter Released

1. Re: My Lovely Daughter Released Mar 9, 2018, 17:48 gommerstrike
oh boy. Don't tell me, that in order to resurrect her, you must kill X number of what appear to be demonic representations of her. From each kill, you collect various pieces and essences of her...

...and after a long and grueling journey, low on energy and resources(wouldn't have it any other way, would we), you arrive and encounter a manifestation of your daughter who is different from the rest. She is not demonic, missing body parts, or looks or acts anything like the monstrosities you've slain prior.

She just looks and acts like your daughter, as you remembered her...alive. "Daddy!" She runs to you...and time freezes.

What now?
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2018, 15:22 gommerstrike
Well. We can't absolutely state he's 100% wrong, can we?

Because one of these days. Yet another mass killing of some kind occurs. And the target(of course) is using an iPhone. And he's either dead, or smiles and refuses to open up the iPhone. And whoops once again the iPhone is showing the screen "you must enter in your PIN to enable TouchID".

And Apple goes sorry but...we can't help now. There will be some point where the US govt will go alright enough is enough. You either help us willingly, or we'll make you help us, unwillingly. And if you refuse, hmm that's a nice trillion dollar company you have there, wouldn't want to freeze all its assets would we.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 12, 2018, 15:23 gommerstrike
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 12:22:
Gee, a misogynist mulsim? Why, how odd! A muslim who likes to spread fear? Stranger still! Really? That seems just so bizarre coming from the "religion of peace" because you just never ever hear of that happening otherwise. Wry

And of course he was welcome into Canada with open arms by Canada's liberals. And given millions of dollars to boot because no actual real Canadians need help here obviously. I so fucking hate Canada's traitors liberals.

Well we're not any better if we treat one person as representative of the many, right? They can easily point to whackos from our own religions and go "well before you cast the first stone look to your own"
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization

10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 17, 2017, 18:17 gommerstrike

Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2017, 10:39:
“We hope this is a wake-up call for ISED Minister Navdeep Bains and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission,” Anderson continued. “It was encouraging to see ISED recognize Canadians’ affordability struggle when it comes to mobile wireless prices […] but more needs to be done. Canadians simply can’t afford to keep paying the price for the lack of mobile competition.”

Ohh that's cute. She says that like somehow they're unaware of it. They're the parties responsible for it. You vote for the parties of the elites/big biz and this is what you get. It only proves just how stupid your average Canadian is because unlike the US there are actually viable choices here besides the Libs and Cons. They're simply too dumb to choose them.

And what makes you so knowledgable about the Canadian telecom industry to call Canadians "stupid", as if you're so superior?

First off - the population in the US is far more dense and population in Canada. You have fewer people spread over a large area. There ARE choices in Canada such as Freedom mobile - but people choose the other name brand providers the very same way that you Americans stick to companies like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and ISP's like Comcast. You really think that a mere vote is going to change the face of the telecom industry and all the choices present, which have been around longer than you have?

We are talking entrenched industries and providers who've been around the last 40-50 years. Yes Canadians CAN choose more competitive and they do - but there are the majority who stick to trusted brands(not different from American people).
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News Comments > CCP Layoffs: Dropping VR; Closing Studios

20. Re: CCP Layoffs: Dropping VR; Closing Studios Oct 31, 2017, 13:23 gommerstrike
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 21:27:
Cutter wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 17:51:
How the hell do these guys have over a 1000 employees with one niche title to their name?

The same way world of warcraft, steam, loot boxes and microtransactions exist.

The ship of stupid sailed when Ultima online and EQ became a thing, normalizing online drm. We got generations of kid who are ok with basically the theft of software from their computers and no privacy because they are dumb as a bag of hammers.

The videogame idiocracy sailed as soon as mmo's became a thing paving the way for steam, then league of legends and TF2.

The fact that these god awful games exist and are totally controlled by game companies now is a far cry from the 90's with level editors and user control of software.

Well so sorry that the old days of levelling editing on the DOOM engine wasn't meant to last.

You didn't have full control of your software even then. You just built a game off of the building blocks that the developer deemed fit for you to play with.

Remember how DOTA originated? It was from a mod in Warcraft 3(and some will say it went back even further to the original Starcraft). And the scene just grew from there when the developers of DOTA made their own engine.

If you want to live in the good ol' days of '90's, nothing's stopping you.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews

2. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 27, 2017, 00:21 gommerstrike
I don't why, and this isn't exactly fair, but Cliff instantly rubbed me the wrong way. I understand he is supposed to be a polarizing personality and that's his brand. Hey that's cool. We need the villains and bad boys of the industry to trash-talk and be more "real".

But I'll tell you why Lawbreakers failed, Cliffy if you're listening, which I'm sure you're not. Numbers even lower than Battleborn. Seriously that is pathetic.

You wanna know what raised an enormous amount of hype for Overwatch? It wasn't even the game. It was the characters! Think about it - when you actually had Overwatch porn all over Tumblr and people couldn't get enough of the character design...and gameplay footage was knew you had something special on your hands.

The movies and cutscenes(which weren't even in the game!) were ridiculous. It built hype like you wouldn't believe.

Lawbreakers did the opposite. It developed the game first, and built no story around the characters. Where is the marketing campaign? I only ever heard of Battleborn as an Overwatch clone, and well - Lawbreakers was just another clone relegated to the sidelines. There was nothing about Lawbreakers to grab my attention...not the characters, not the storyline, not the CGI or anything. Not even a sappy tearjerker of a story about an abandoned robot(Bastion). There was nothing.

So Cliff claims that oh, that little community of users will be the evangelists and do the marketing for them. Hate to tell you this, but a small group of users, even if they exponentially increase the userbase through word of still a small number. 10 concurrent users into 100, into 1000 is still a small number. Look at PUBG's numbers. Overwatch's numbers.

Yes your game could be in fact better than PUBG and Overwatch, hey I believe it. But where are the big things happening with the game? Where are the tournaments + prize pools? Where are the pro teams signing up to compete? You need this stuff to expose the game out to audiences. For god sake there are smartphone MOBA titles that have bigger concurrent numbers than Lawbreakers, Cliff.

You guys are going to run ourselves out of money and end up like Battleborn mark my words. You need something to grow the game and fast. OK let's just assume everyone's gonna get sick and tired of Overwatch sooner or later. Let's just say...another 2 years and everyone's moved on. Why would they suddenly look at Lawbreakers and want to play an Overwatch clone?
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News Comments > Overwatch Griefer Griefed

5. Re: Overwatch Griefer Griefed Aug 29, 2017, 13:30 gommerstrike
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 12:48:
aka_STEVE wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 11:45:
Ha , that's a great response.

instead of banning him, they should have programmed his IP to just sit there spinning, saying it was trying to connect to a game. Griefer would just be sitting there for how long , thinking he's about to get in to play....

Agreed, they could also make queueing griefers only be put into a pool with others of their kind. I think GTA5 does that?

Oh - yup. I believe Heroes of the Storm does it too. Street Fighter 4 if I'm not mistaken does it as well, but sadly - not Street Fighter 5(shame on you Capcom).
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News Comments > Final Fight's Abigail Joins Street Fighter V Next Week

1. Re: Final Fight's Abigail Joins Street Fighter V Next Week Jul 18, 2017, 02:02 gommerstrike
He looks ugly. Moves look awful, he just doesn't belong here. Terrible job Capcom.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 11 This Month

8. Re: Diablo III Season 11 This Month Jul 6, 2017, 15:06 gommerstrike
WaltC wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 11:39:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 6, 2017, 10:13:
Yeah, Spectral -- it gets a lot more hate than it deserves. Even though I'm not happy with the on-line requirement, I've gotten over it over time...

I didn't buy it--don't want it--when developers start designing the DRM into the structure of their games, I'm out--just not interested. Still actually enjoying Diablo II & expansion, although I discovered that the last so-called patch for the game that Blizzard released--1.14, believe--actually renders my copies unplayable--and it adds nothing of interest to me, but 1.12/13 work fine, however. Under Win10x64 build 16232, RX 480 8G. D3 and the last SimCity both thought that they'd be cute by building DRM into the structure of the game--making the online component a requirement and ruining or else cutting out the single-player aspect completely--no thanks. Don't miss them at all. I buy all of my games--if developers want to punish me for doing so, fine--but I will not buy the games that do so.

Sure then you can stay with your cartridge and disc games, meanwhile the rest of us are gaming in pleasure.

Online DRM has long ceased to matter, especially in multiplayer titles like D3. Fine fine fine Simcity shouldn't have it, other strictly single player content shouldn't have it, but sorry to say - your complaint there feels like something that's 10 years old.
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed

13. Re: StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed Jun 30, 2017, 14:14 gommerstrike
Flatline wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 12:25:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 11:27:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 11:03:
Blizzard seems even more greedy than usual lately, and way less creative than the old days. Clearly that is subjective, but I think I'm going to stick to new games and skip the remasters for awhile.

Someone on here is going to be triggered by this for sure.

But I agree with you... yet I can't help but think is that because we're getting older and more bitter? Or is it because it's the truth and we have the wisdom to see it with clairvoyance?

I can't tell anymore...

No, Blizzard has had a problem with conceptual development for probably 15 years now. Mechanically WoW managed to innovate, but I remember original, vanilla WoW back when it launched and it was a Frankenstein of Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 concepts. Overwatch had some new-ish ideas (new for Blizzard) to it but otherwise they are really, really bad at coming up with *new* ideas.

That being said, I paid 10 bucks for the remaster of Full Throttle, so 15 bucks for a remaster of Starcraft isn't bad. I'll pass because I played so much Starcraft back in the day I burned out on it, but it's a lot better deal than, say, 15 dollars for one new character in Diablo 3.

$15 USD for the remaster of SC is worth it to be, because ranked ladder will be supported natively in game. You will not need to use an external client and so on.
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed

12. Re: StarCraft Remastered on August 14; Price Revealed Jun 30, 2017, 14:12 gommerstrike
Wash Washburne wrote on Jun 30, 2017, 11:01:
Would be mega cool if they re-mastered all the cut scenes as well.

Yes these are being redone. It would look just awful if the old BW cut scenes were still there - they hadn't aged well.
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Launched

3. Re: Secret World Legends Launched Jun 26, 2017, 11:24 gommerstrike
Secret World is different from "Perfect World", I presume? As in, completely different makers?

I only know of Perfect World from the endless ads along sidebars but most of all through a friend of mine who spent untold amounts of $$ on vanity items in the game. She had to have that Panda mount...
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Being DDoSed

2. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Being DDoSed Jun 21, 2017, 10:47 gommerstrike
why would people want to DDOS final fantasy? sheesh  
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News Comments > etc., etc.

13. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 10:30 gommerstrike
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 20:22:
I just want her to go away.

She did, kinda - for a while. She went to target the movie industry and what they did was far more powerful than the gaming community. They ignored her.

She couldn't get the attention she craved so she came back to us.
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News Comments > Hearthstone Balance Change Plans

2. Re: Hearthstone Balance Change Plans Sep 29, 2016, 14:31 gommerstrike
Yup true. But this time around - the reviews from the pros are mostly positive and indeed, should have happened a long time ago for several.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Multiplayer Plans

3. Re: StarCraft II Multiplayer Plans Aug 15, 2016, 15:52 gommerstrike
wow, a blues news forum where you don't have a long list of old-timers using every oppoturnity/excuse to Blizzard-bash?

my god what's this world coming to?
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization

7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jul 26, 2016, 01:50 gommerstrike
Great to see the discussion not on outright hatred on iOS devices.

As we can all plainly see, Android phones did it first(removal of the headphone jack). Apple is only rumored to be removing would it be the funniest thing, if these rumors all turned out to be false, and iPhones end up with the headphone jack after all?
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