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Signed On Feb 9, 2010, 09:02
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News Comments > Diablo III Lore Book Next Month
8. Re: Diablo III Lore Book Next Month Nov 29, 2011, 16:28 Zoom
 
Sounds expensive for just what should be the game manual ? I remember a time when such goodies were included in the box for the price of a normal game... The artist cast is a dream team i have to admit.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Christ Centered Gamer. Nov 24, 2011, 10:32 Zoom
 
Verno wrote on Nov 24, 2011, 09:15:
Or maybe it's just a random picture in a videogame and not something related to the occult conspiracy to force Oswald to kill JFK etc etc government mind controlling people etc etc.
I was about to post an amused reply to that guy too but you beat me to it Nefarious reasons really ? haha.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Interview, Art
12. Re: MechWarrior Online Interview, Art Nov 10, 2011, 06:09 Zoom
 
Is this "MW Online" related to the next installment of Mechwarrior that was announced a while ago ? Or are they completely separate projects ? The "online" part makes me cringe too.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 This Decade
17. Re: MechWarrior 5 This Decade Oct 18, 2011, 19:17 Zoom
 
I had an instant hard-on when i saw the title. I hope i'll live through 2019 to see this game.  
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News Comments > King's Bounty: Warriors of the North Announced
11. Re: King's Bounty: Warriors of the North Announced Oct 6, 2011, 14:10 Zoom
 
The Legend and Armored Princess are both very huge, very long games. Both took me above 80 hours to complete. While you can become overly powerful in The Legend and breeze through the endgame, it's not the case in Armored Princess where you face strong opposition especially at the end !
Crossworlds is just a small side campaign, took me "only" 52 hours to complete.
Got the 3 pack too when it was on sale, not disappointed with the price / gameplay hour ratio there...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Speed Hack?
24. Re: Diablo III Speed Hack? Oct 1, 2011, 08:05 Zoom
 
There will be a real economy based around items and such. Hackers will be very motivated to cheat there, since there is a financial incentive. It has been that way in every other game that can generate real money out of in game items, and so far no DRM has stopped them, ever. Even the most intrusive, often updated DRM schemes get cracked in less than 24h.
The legit players are the one who will suffer from this, as usual.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Reboot in February 2012
13. Re: Syndicate Reboot in February 2012 Sep 28, 2011, 13:50 Zoom
 
More gold textures ? Is this the new brown ?  
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News Comments > Foo Fighters at BlizzCon 2011
5. Re: Foo Fighters at BlizzCon 2011 Sep 28, 2011, 13:47 Zoom
 
Lobster wrote on Sep 28, 2011, 13:32:
What exactly do the Foo Fighters (or Tenacious D) have to do with Blizzard?
A juicy contract for the former and product endorsement for the latter ?
 
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News Comments > Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage
30. Re: Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage Sep 28, 2011, 10:25 Zoom
 
"This was an unfortunate case of human error for which we apologise"
My arse.
They KNOWINGLY inserted this crap. The person who was told to do it will be probably fired (and was probably told he would be fired if he didnt do it anyway - been there, done that) and the filthy slimy "producers" who have given the order to do it will be spared or even promoted.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Patched
36. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Patched Sep 23, 2011, 15:51 Zoom
 
RO1 was a niche game, RO2 will be too, no doubt.
As for the inane drivel spewn by the troll above (eddiesomething), no this game wont disappear, and yes it will get stronger as time passes like Ostfront did. There is a very healthy community around this game and full support from the developers. RO1 was even less polished at first, but it kept going strong even years after its release. Game mechanics are good, and a superb platform for large scale combined armor / troops warfare. Mods for RO1 were fantastic (i think of Darkest Hour for example), no reason they should be worse in RO2.
I dont have a 590 and yet i can run at 90-100 fps with everything on "high". The game seems to be heavily CPU dependant. Dunno who's the idiot here...
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Patched
15. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Patched Sep 23, 2011, 11:32 Zoom
 
RO2 is playable and a fun experience already.
The morons who whine about performance have subpar hardware and put everything on ultra. Then proceed to complain that it doesnt run as well as crappy console games.
Hint: this is a PC game, not a console port. The level of details on each map is enormous, with LOS extending to the horizon (weather allowing). Add 64 players running around... They modeled every little stone that litters the streets in 3D, the destructed wall edges also have every small detail.
So yeah, it will stress out your 470 and core 2. Running a moderately powerful setup here, and everything runs smooth on high detail (my vid cards are not up to date).
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Sep 21, 2011, 19:58 Zoom
 
Bastion is very good. Superb music, excellent artwork, refined gameplay... Quite hard too (difficulty ramps up a lot after a while) but not idiotic-hard. The story telling is compelling. Very well done...
(edit) ahhh i remember now. It reminds me of Bitmap Bros games. Yes, that kind of polish. Didnt have that kind of fun since the times of Amiga.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed
20. Re: Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed Sep 21, 2011, 19:54 Zoom
 
Please make it cyberpunk themed, and it's an instant pre-order once it's available for me.  
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Sighting?
10. Re: Dead Space 3 Sighting? Sep 21, 2011, 09:48 Zoom
 
Surf wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 02:42:
All that work for an inferior "new" IP when the exact same company owns System Shock.
Well i'm glad they didnt name it System Shock actually. Even if the first one is almost a carbon copy of SS2, it's vastly simplified on many aspects. Makes it a different game, more of a tunnel shooter and less of a "high tension FPRPG". Enjoyed it for what it is (enjoyable shooter), if it was named System Shock it would have been really disappointing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2011, 05:31 Zoom
 
Dev wrote on Sep 19, 2011, 05:27:
But its a far far cry from x-com. Just because they are both turn based doesn't mean they are anything alike
True, true.
But i recall seeing the new producers say the turned based genre was dead & obsolete (it was an article here on bluesnews), which is clearly not, and the IGN article points it out too.
Given the cult status of the first turned based xcom games, a return to the roots would sell like hotcakes. Instead of that they'll release another consolized fps, probably with a cover system and tunnel maps. Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2011, 05:16 Zoom
 
The squad based x-com would be the 2nd best idea after keeping it just turned based.
(edit) and about turned based games, there is the excellent King's Bounty series, and the upcoming installment of Heroes of M&M. I think those sold pretty well...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 19, 2011, 05:11 Zoom
 
Having a blast on RO2 too. The fact is the game is quite unfinished, has random bugs and glitches, crashes, the stats are totally messed up. But it's still much enjoyable and it says a lot. If we refer to the previous installment it will take some time for it to get polished, but it's a sure thing, the support is very good.
Some glitches like close combat hit detection are a bit unnerving and should be squashed in high priority imho. Several times i emptied a whole clip of bullets into an enemy soldier at point blank, just to see him reload calmly, turn around, and headshot me. Same goes with trying to stab prone people (it doesnt work, i can confirm).
Other than that, some map glitches, lag spikes and such, nothing very serious there. The game mechanics are excellent, the way it manages cover is very good too, maps are big, detailed and memorable, the suppression and morale effects are quite good...
It will need some tuning too (removal of the experimental assault rifle from most of german side will be a good start) but i can say it is already a great game, and will be perfect in a few months when the issues are sorted out.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Sep 13, 2011, 09:14 Zoom
 
I enjoyed SPAZ, decent game, i agree on the slightly grindy part though.
I expected a like of Star Rangers II which was great, but it's different indeed. The customization of space ships is the most fun part, the AI is maybe a bit overly aggressive (and suicidal if going against the odds) but does well in a fight, and poorly in stealth missions (better solo them !).
I logged about 40 hours on it so far, playing in a big size galaxy.
 
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News Comments > Why the Syndicate Remake is a First-Person Shooter
56. Re: Why the Syndicate Remake is a First-Person Shooter Sep 13, 2011, 08:57 Zoom
 
I would LOVE a Powermonger remake. Great game. With the same sounds as original please (which were awesome on Amiga).

As for the bullcrap exposed in the article, it's the usual apologetic way of saying "we bought a license, we will milk it with our corridor / 3rd person / cover shooter engine and cheap waypoint based action".
Of course, any slightest idea of, gasp, "original gameplay" is crunched into oblivion.
Soon on your XBOX, PS3, and maybe PC if you accept to press start to play.
 
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News Comments > Red Orchestra 2 Preloads
18. Re: Red Orchestra 2 Preloads Sep 13, 2011, 08:40 Zoom
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2011, 04:48:
If you mean its going to be the best MP game this year then i strongly disagree, BC2 / MW3 and BF3 are all vastly more competitive targeted at MP and SP, Red Orchestra 2 barely manages to do a half-way complete MP experience.
Reminds me of a friends kid (whose father i tried to convert to RO), who tried RO1 and found it "way too hardcore" then returned to his console shooters. That's usually a good sign the game is great.
I am preloading too, i had great times on RO, i only expect the best for RO2.
 
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