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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 27, 2016, 18:25 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on May 27, 2016, 17:29:
That WWII gunner story is pretty heartwrenching.


Sadly, their generation is soon to pass, there's not many WWII veterans left alive nowadays. 5 years ago the last combat veteran of WWI died and soon there will be no WWII veterans either.

100 years ago the battle of Verdun was coming to an end and the battle of Somme was about to begin. It's a shame not many people know about WWI since that event, more than any other event in modern history, helped shape the world into what it is today, for all the bad and the good.
 
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News Comments > WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? [Updated]
31. Re: WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? Feb 26, 2016, 16:38 ASeven
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 16:21:
And don't forget Valiant Hearts as well. More of a re-telling of the history of WWI than a game, it brilliantly illustrates just how insanely stupid and horrifying it was. It'll make you misty at points. So contemplate that on the Tree of Woe.

It is a great game and a great education tool as well about WW1. The only criticism I have of it is that it paints the German as evil. The tragedy of WW1 is that there was no real evil like WW2 fascist governments and whatnot. There really was no bad side on WW1, everyone was fighting for what they believed was freedom.

I suppose if there are two evils in WW1 they would be Gavrilo Princip, the fucker that shot Franz Ferdinand and gave Austria-Hungary an excuse to invade the Balkans and start the fucking war, and god damn Conrad von Hötzendorf, who in mine and many historian's view was the sole perpetrator of the war. He was a war hungry bastard that wanted an excuse to invade Serbia, an excuse that Gavrilo gave when he killed Ferdinand. Once Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia the infernal web of alliances came into place, dragging Russia, Germany, England, France, eventually Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania, USA, pretty much everybody into a war nobody really needed or wanted. It destroyed the world and even today it still does.
 
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News Comments > Call of Cthulhu Next Year
12. Re: Call of Cthulhu Next Year Feb 26, 2016, 14:11 ASeven
 
The Thing on the Doorstep, as read by the narrator of The Darkest Dungeon.  
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News Comments > WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? [Updated]
19. Re: WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? Feb 26, 2016, 14:05 ASeven
 
WW1 did have some mobility to its battles. The beginning and ending months of WW1 was pretty much mobile warfare, the battle of Verdun, that started 100 years ago, was also very mobile on its early days.

Not defending DICE, I'm just a avid WW1 grognard. Look to the game Verdun to see WW1 well made and compelling. I don't believe DICE could do WW1 any justice. As it was said, it was perhaps the most depressing and stupid war of modern times, perhaps of the whole history of mankind.

Those who wish to know more about WW1, I recommend the excellent book A World Undone or the excellent channel The Great War, which tells the weekly news of the war as it happened 100 years ago.

In the end, WW1 molded the world to what it is today more than any event in modern time. WW2 wouldn't have happened without WW1, in fact many historians postulate WW2 is the continuation of WW1, with a pause in the 1920s and 30s. And it could have been so easily prevented that it breaks the heart of anyone that reads the history of the events that unfolded during July 1914.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2016, 14:41 ASeven
 
Damn, RIP Dave, your work on making the Amiga the beast it was will never be forgotten.  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Solo Campaign & TV Ambitions Revealed
18. Re: Titanfall 2 Solo Campaign & TV Ambitions Revealed Feb 8, 2016, 08:23 ASeven
 
How many months will this game last until it dies like the first one did? Cast your bets, gents!  
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
15. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 17:38 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 17:30:
ASeven wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 14:55:
So they release Godus Wars, a game with almost no reviews, and say they will delete the Godus store page and focus on this game instead.

Right, not a way to delete all the negative feedback and brush it into the rug or anything.


SSSSSHHHHH!!!!! Look, pretty pictures!


OOOHHHH. Wait, these are all pictures of you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 3, 2016, 14:58 ASeven
 
Putting Amiga into the console section? HERESY!

It is a microcomputer and a damn fine one at that.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
12. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 14:55 ASeven
 
So they release Godus Wars, a game with almost no reviews, and say they will delete the Godus store page and focus on this game instead.

Right, not a way to delete all the negative feedback and brush it into the rug or anything.

Fucking hell Peter, all you had to do was remake Populous with modern technology, it wasn't that hard but you had to fuck it up, as always.

Also, this may be the first early access game to leap into early access.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Announced
20. Re: Conan Exiles Announced Jan 28, 2016, 16:01 ASeven
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 15:53:
KS wrote on Jan 28, 2016, 15:01:
savage, fast-paced combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.

But will there be boobs? Or are boobs inappropriate for children?

Conan is inappropriate for children. Period.

The great shame is that almost nobody has read the original Robert E. Howard Conan stories and all they know of Conan are the movies or the comics, both of which really lack compared to the original stories. In the stories Conan never, ever, walked around without armor and yet all the portrayals we have of him is bare chested.

Since Howard's Conan stories are now in the public domain I recommend them to anyone who likes the fantasy genre.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2016, 16:51 ASeven
 
Just don't try the Chocolate Bhutlah. Just don't.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2016, 13:44 ASeven
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:07:
2016: the year of the dead and the dying. Holy shit.

And it's still January. Fuck.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2016, 13:42 ASeven
 
Devinoch wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 13:34:
personman145 wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 11:02:
BTW Lemmy, David, Alan, it was all cancer.

FUCK cancer.

Indeed. Fuck cancer, fuck this fucking disease. Alan Rickman was one of my favorite actors of all time. Heck, I always thought he would have been the perfect Ankh-Morpork's Vetinari if he had been given the part.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 14:16 ASeven
 
For me, Queen have always been the number one band but Bowie followed them pretty closely. So sad he passed, one of the last true legends in the music field.
 
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News Comments > New Conan Game Planned
15. Re: Just curious Dec 18, 2015, 13:50 ASeven
 
Dreagon wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:57:
Since Conan was written in 1932, isn't it and its character out of copyright and in the public domain now?

If I'm not mistaken, all the original work by Robert E. Howard is now public domain. However the pastiches from other authors that came from his work are not.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 10, 2015, 13:49 ASeven
 
Kick Off 2 World Cup, holy shit. That does bring back some awesome memories of my Amiga and playing Kick Off 1 and 2 a lot. Nice to see some oldies are not entirely forgotten.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront 40-Player Battle Shown
35. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Dec 1, 2015, 10:22 ASeven
 
Here's something curious. Publishers, or any company for that matter, love to tout about sales numbers, especially in the critical first days of sales, however EA has been deadly silent about the numbers of sales this game has generated.

I think not even the Star Wars theme was enough to save this utterly mediocre game from selling decently, and that's a good thing. Strip away the Star Wars theme and you have one of the shallowest FPS experiences of the past year and the way player numbers are dropping I think this game will die faster than Titanfall and Evolve.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy
17. Re: Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy Nov 24, 2015, 14:19 ASeven
 
Razumen wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 14:15:
ASeven wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 14:08:
deqer wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 14:04:
Perhaps the complainers are the minority here?

Ah yes, the old minority fallacy. Like the Payday2 complainers that were the minority, or so the minority of fanboys wished us to believe.

Although it might not affect the quality of their arguments, lets be realistic here, this is the internet, it's usually ALWAYS the minority that's the loudest.

True, but there's always notable exceptions and at this point KF2 has the potential to become the next Payday2 in terms of fuckery made by the devs with critical response from the community.

And people keep arguing about the content of the microtransactions without addressing the critical factor that makes people unhappy, the timing of Tripwire presenting the microtransactions.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy
15. Re: Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy Nov 24, 2015, 14:08 ASeven
 
deqer wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 14:04:
Perhaps the complainers are the minority here?

Ah yes, the old minority fallacy. Like the Payday2 complainers that were the minority, or so the minority of fanboys wished us to believe.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy
12. Re: Killing Floor 2 Microtransaction Controversy Nov 24, 2015, 13:59 ASeven
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 13:43:
ASeven wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 13:24:
The reason why people are up in arms is not the microtransactions themselves but the timing of them, presented during early access while the game has developed damn slowly, with only 2 major content updates. It is fucking tasteless to announce microtransactions while the game is nowhere near completion, with a lot of promised classes, perks, guns and maps still not in the game. Had they announced this after the game was complete then I don't think the furor would be as great, but doing this while the game is still very much incomplete reeks of greediness and sheer stupidity.

Is it greed to implement a feature expressly designed to further empower the modding community, in the vein of Valve's player-created content shops for TF2, Dota 2, CS:GO, etc.? And regardless, does such a feature not also need to be tested and iterated upon as much as anything else they add to the game, hence the Early Access period being appropriate for its deployment? If it's content you want from them, why do you disagree with their efforts to offload the creation of cosmetics to the community?

I'll repeat again. If the game was finished people wouldn't have complained so much. Doing it during early access while the game is far from complete, however, is another thing entirely. I don't give a fuck about them wanting to provide us with more content with his cash store, that's what they promised us from the start before any microtransactions were even known and that promise was far from fulfilled. And they promised maps, perks, guns, classes, not fucking hats.

Finish the game first, if you need microtransactions to finish a game during early access then it means the developer was already in financial trouble, and therefore maybe they should have completed the development of the game and make due with their initial promises in order to release it to generate more sales before implementing this stupidly timed cash store? Just a thought. As it was they now burned a lot of bridges and you can bet there are a lot of refunds being asked to Steam right now. Financially speaking, this was a very moronic move.
 
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