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Signed On Jan 25, 2010, 16:22
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News Comments > OnLive Layoff Rumors; Indie Weekend Giveaways
39. Re: OnLive Layoff Rumors; Indie Weekend Giveaways Aug 17, 2012, 23:25 wrlwnd
 
The company / concept was a joke from the beginning.

Amazing how lacking in common sense the average human is.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 4, 2012, 12:58 wrlwnd
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 01:06:
wrlwnd wrote on Jun 4, 2012, 00:59:
I didn't even realize MP3 had shipped.

And looking over Blue'sNews I don't even see it listed as a story of note.

Weird.

Blind much?

http://www.bluesnews.com/s/132680/ships-ahoy-max-payne-3


Dense much?

Like I said, I didn't see it listed as a "story of note".
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 4, 2012, 00:59 wrlwnd
 
I didn't even realize MP3 had shipped.

And looking over Blue'sNews I don't even see it listed as a story of note.

Weird.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. May 24, 2012, 16:59 wrlwnd
 
Kastagir wrote on May 24, 2012, 13:02:
I used to be quite proud to say I hadn't purchased a single Valve title since the Orange Box, but I recently picked up Portal 2 on sale. It was cute, but about 3-4 times longer than it needed to be.

Huh?

You can always just stop playing it, unlike the rest of us who actually want some content for what we pay. It was about half as long as it should have been, which is why I didn't buy it until it hit the bargain bin.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Hacking?
3. Re: Diablo III Hacking? May 21, 2012, 11:48 wrlwnd
 
Here's a post from one of the threads

Hello all,

I had my diablo 3 account hacked today. All my items gone and gold liquidated. Blizzard rolled it back to where I was a day and a half before. Meaning I lost around 20 hours of game time play. Not only that, but from what I've read, it seems to be blizzard's fault. My password is a random combination of capitalized and uncapitalized letters, numbers, and special characters. My security question answer is also unknowable by anyone but me.

I was told I'd have to use an authenticator now to use the Real money auction house, and if it happened again, my account would be banned from the RMAH. What is up with that? Blizzard has security flaws and I get punished? So ontop of losing 20 hours of gameplay, I have to use an authenticator to login to my account now, and am teetering on the edge of never using the RMAH? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!

I just reformatted this computer in anticipation for diablo 3. I have no programs on here but diablo 3, an EVGA overclocker, and internet explorer. I'm also on a secure wired connection, with a legitimate copy of windows 7. I know my stuff, I majored in comp sci in college. Don't treat me like an idiot. This is not my fault.

So now basically Blizzard is treating this guy's account as suspect and will penalize him for their lack of security.

It is to laugh
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
19. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 5, 2012, 09:54 wrlwnd
 
Illumin wrote on May 5, 2012, 00:58:
Personally Im pumped, Ive been burnt before on almost all MMO's but damnit I just cant help getting excited over this game. Id say 70% of the people talkn bad about this game right now will end up getting it.

The screenshots I saw are the same old cartoony crap that you see in other low-tech online games, and look NOTHING like TES games.

So what are you on about??
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 MP DLC Plans
24. Re: Max Payne 3 MP DLC Plans May 2, 2012, 16:53 wrlwnd
 
More bean-counting moron suits to screw up yet another game.

Oh well, to the bargain bin with you!
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released
30. Re: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Released Apr 16, 2012, 23:53 wrlwnd
 
Call me the odd man out, but I didn't enjoy Witcher 2 nearly as much as I thought I would.

I was pleasantly surprised with Witcher 1, and maybe I set my expectations too high on 2, but it seemed too linear and short to me when it was all said and done.

A good game for sure, but not a great one like Skyrim turned out to be.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 = 40 Hours
25. Re: Mass Effect 3 = 40 Hours Feb 27, 2012, 17:03 wrlwnd
 
such a joke compared to Skyrim.

I bought Skyrim at full price.

I'll buy ME3 at about the $10 to $15 price point.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause Film Moves Forward, Third Game Coming
3. Re: Just Cause Film Moves Forward, Third Game Coming Dec 14, 2011, 12:08 wrlwnd
 

Woohoo!
 
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News Comments > QUAKE No Longer Indexed in Germany
4. Re: QUAKE No Longer Indexed in Germany Dec 1, 2011, 12:40 wrlwnd
 
Stupid-ass Germans.

What's sad is Americans are even dumber.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 27, 2011, 14:43 wrlwnd
 
Portal 2 back up because they were selling it for $10  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
27. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 23, 2011, 19:26 wrlwnd
 
Just picked up Portal 2 for $10.

Now that's the right price.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham City for PC
23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham City for PC Nov 22, 2011, 19:35 wrlwnd
 
Krovven wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 19:21:
Matshock wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 18:13:
Kosumo wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 17:28:
Is the 'broken and buggy' only on ati card or nividia too?

Sound to me just as likely to be graphic card driver problems?

Utterly, utterly busted.

Having DX11 drivers that aren't shit would help but not solve all of B:AC's problems.

I'm hanging it up until a good patch- back to BF3.


Uhh no it's not totally and utterly busted. I dont have a Dx11 card, nor do I have Crossfire. Game plays absolutely fine, one of the few that have released for PC this season and I've had zero problems with.

Seems Crossfire and SLi support have been a huge problem in the last few months for both nVidia and AMD, with AMD having even greater issues with their drivers on top of that.

So far most of the people in this thread are the usual suspects just bitching about what they have read elsewhere and haven't even played the game. Overon being the most obvious, first post with childish blanket insult and now asking if it's another lazy port.


Uh, if you don't have a DX11 card, then how do you know DX11 isn't busted?

Oh, it's the "it works for me so everything's great" fanboy chant.

Good for you.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham City for PC
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham City for PC Nov 22, 2011, 15:29 wrlwnd
 
Overon wrote on Nov 22, 2011, 14:28:
Only fools or people who are very patient buy games at launch.

I'm very patient, which is why I don't buy games at launch.

I agree about the fools part.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed Nov 10, 2011, 11:36 wrlwnd
 
Prez wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 18:51:
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 16:01:

So your point is?

It's pretty obvious - You are cheap.

Which is fine. Whatever floats your boat.

And exactly what am I missing out on by not spending like you?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Nov 9, 2011, 16:01 wrlwnd
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 15:42:
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 08:11:
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 16:20:
PHJF wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 13:56:
Waiting 6 months to buy a game on the cheap is fine and all... unless the game is genuinely good (and worth MSRP), at which point you're just fucking over the developers. Nobody cares how many units a game has sold during its 6th month of release, least of all the suits paying the developers.

I didn't realize game developers were charity cases. I buy games based on entertainment value, not on charity.

My current break-even point on a game is $1 per hour for being entertained. So if I pay $30 for a game, I expect at least 30 hours of decent gameplay.

I think games like Skyrim match that value pretty easily right out of the gate, but with everything else I'm playing and the Elder Scrolls history of patches / good mods, it just makes sense to wait.

OTOH, Portal 2 didn't come close to matching that value at release. I still havent' bought it, but it's getting closer.

$1 per hour?
So you just play puzzle games? And watch free television rather than cable? And read encyclopedias?

I don't even get $1/hr from most books I buy, let alone something as complex and labor-intensive as a video game.

Then you're getting ripped off.

That are LOTS of good games that give you at least $1 / hour value. Some out of the gate, some within a few months.

It ain't that hard to find them. Off the top of my head games that have met that criteria include Dragon Age, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol (got it for about $10), Far Cry 2 (got it for $5), Just Cause 2, Batman Arkham Asylum.

It ain't rocket science.

Again, so you never watch movies? Don't have cable? Don't eat at restaurants? Go to plays? Concerts? Read very slowly?

Or you hold your favorite hobby to an irrational standard you don't hold other things to?

I don't go out to movies. They're quite the rip off.

Instead I get Blu-Ray on Netflix for $10 per month. Two of us watch each disc at about $1.25 per disc. So that's about 32 cents per hour.

We have cable. For the number of hours the two of us watch it, I'd say that comes out at about 75 cents per hour.

If I buy a book for $7 to $10, I'm usually through it in about 20 hours of reading. So that's about 50 cents per hour.

So your point is?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Nov 9, 2011, 15:36 wrlwnd
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 08:11:
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 16:20:
PHJF wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 13:56:
Waiting 6 months to buy a game on the cheap is fine and all... unless the game is genuinely good (and worth MSRP), at which point you're just fucking over the developers. Nobody cares how many units a game has sold during its 6th month of release, least of all the suits paying the developers.

I didn't realize game developers were charity cases. I buy games based on entertainment value, not on charity.

My current break-even point on a game is $1 per hour for being entertained. So if I pay $30 for a game, I expect at least 30 hours of decent gameplay.

I think games like Skyrim match that value pretty easily right out of the gate, but with everything else I'm playing and the Elder Scrolls history of patches / good mods, it just makes sense to wait.

OTOH, Portal 2 didn't come close to matching that value at release. I still havent' bought it, but it's getting closer.

$1 per hour?
So you just play puzzle games? And watch free television rather than cable? And read encyclopedias?

I don't even get $1/hr from most books I buy, let alone something as complex and labor-intensive as a video game.

Then you're getting ripped off.

That are LOTS of good games that give you at least $1 / hour value. Some out of the gate, some within a few months.

It ain't that hard to find them. Off the top of my head games that have met that criteria include Dragon Age, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol (got it for about $10), Far Cry 2 (got it for $5), Just Cause 2, Batman Arkham Asylum.

It ain't rocket science.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Nov 8, 2011, 16:20 wrlwnd
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 8, 2011, 13:56:
Waiting 6 months to buy a game on the cheap is fine and all... unless the game is genuinely good (and worth MSRP), at which point you're just fucking over the developers. Nobody cares how many units a game has sold during its 6th month of release, least of all the suits paying the developers.

I didn't realize game developers were charity cases. I buy games based on entertainment value, not on charity.

My current break-even point on a game is $1 per hour for being entertained. So if I pay $30 for a game, I expect at least 30 hours of decent gameplay.

I think games like Skyrim match that value pretty easily right out of the gate, but with everything else I'm playing and the Elder Scrolls history of patches / good mods, it just makes sense to wait.

OTOH, Portal 2 didn't come close to matching that value at release. I still havent' bought it, but it's getting closer.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Nov 8, 2011, 12:51 wrlwnd
 

I wait a month or four after a single-player game is released to read the reviews, wait for the patches, and get a cheaper price.

Then again I don't have the need for immediate gratification like a lot of gamers do these days.

It's called growing up.
 
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