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Re: Morning Interviews
Aug 22, 2013, 11:50
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Re: Morning Interviews Aug 22, 2013, 11:50
Aug 22, 2013, 11:50
 
FTA: "I can see it from a player's perspective," said Mosqueira, "'yeah, Diablo is awesome you click on things and things die. Imagining two players going at it would be awesome!'"

For some reason, I read that as a little sarcastic. I've always thought that the D3 developers seemed to hold the IP with a bit of contempt. Not sure why I feel that way.
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
Aug 21, 2013, 15:20
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 15:20
Aug 21, 2013, 15:20
 
Verno wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 14:10:
I don't know how they fucked up the story so bad in Diablo 3, you don't really need much of a story to do an ARPG. It helps if you do it well but overall just don't do too much and that's exactly what they did wrong. Control is taken away numerous times for pointless cutscenes filled with Saturday morning cartoon villain exposition that is mind numbing. You can skip them but the constant stoppages of play are bizarre and the worst part is that the story itself just doesn't need or warrant them. Chris Metzen should just do the less is more approach to story telling because its worse than fantasy B novels otherwise.

I remember at one point there is literally a cutscene for your character turning a lever. The Emperor shit in Act 2 was absolutely laughable as well. The Act 3 guy whose name escapes me is supposed to be the best general they have and his master plan is showing up to the player in visions and revealing their strategy. Just ugh stuff.

How did they screw up the story? Sashaying, trash talking sassy Diablo, and (hidden text follows) killing Cain.
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
Aug 21, 2013, 11:27
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 11:27
Aug 21, 2013, 11:27
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 10:58:
Blizzard seems to have forgotten that Diablo was a Horror experience first and foremost.

Oh, so you weren't horrified by how D3 turned out? I'd say D3 is still a horror experience
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Re: Terminator Games Planned
Aug 21, 2013, 10:46
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Re: Terminator Games Planned Aug 21, 2013, 10:46
Aug 21, 2013, 10:46
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 10:35:
Necrophob wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 10:27:
Was it Future Shock ?
Beat me to it. TFS was pretty damn good back in the day, with mission base objectives.

I still can't believe some execitive at fox didn't lose his job for the idiot move of canceling Sarah Connor Chronicles for Dollhouse.

I never had Future Shock, but I did have SkyNet. That game was a bitch to get working on a LAN, but the deathmatch was fairly fun. Hard game in single player, though.
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Re: Terminator Games Planned
Aug 21, 2013, 10:27
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Re: Terminator Games Planned Aug 21, 2013, 10:27
Aug 21, 2013, 10:27
 
Julio wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 09:24:
Hopefully they can make something better than prior Terminator games. There was one on the PC ages ago that wasn't bad, but the rest...not so good.

Was it Future Shock ?
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
Aug 21, 2013, 10:19
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 10:19
Aug 21, 2013, 10:19
 
SirKnight wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 10:13:
Awesome cinematic as usual, but I stopped playing Diablo 3 a long time ago. I got to Belial and just lost interest.

Much rather play Diablo 2 (and still do!). I even like the 2D sprites better than all the 3D stuff in D3. It just has a certain feel to it.

I agree, top notch cinematics as usual. The writing of the cinematics was pretty shit though. And the whole "Angle of Death" thing is so played out, Blizzard. You used to be so creative...
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Re: League of Legends Security Breach
Aug 21, 2013, 09:34
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Re: League of Legends Security Breach Aug 21, 2013, 09:34
Aug 21, 2013, 09:34
 
I would think a hashed credit card number (using a salt) would be pretty secure, even if they have the hash list. Isn't that roughly 10^16 possible combinations they'd have to check (and since it's salted, they'd have to check each one individually)?
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
Aug 21, 2013, 09:24
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced Aug 21, 2013, 09:24
Aug 21, 2013, 09:24
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 21, 2013, 08:42:
Well I wish someone on the development team would go back and play Diablo II because as good as Diablo II was, Diablo III is that bad. Mind numbingly boring is the best description of III I can think of. The loot drop tables are so borked it is a tragedy. In 100's of hours of gameplay never got one set item or legendary item, NOT one.

Diablo III is so broken I don't think a expansion can fix it.

I got a legendary once. I was so excited, until I looked at the stats and realized it was complete crap.

Man, Seal makes a terrible angel. He's always getting his ass kicked.
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Re: Black Ops 2 Plagiarism Accusation
Aug 20, 2013, 12:24
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Re: Black Ops 2 Plagiarism Accusation Aug 20, 2013, 12:24
Aug 20, 2013, 12:24
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 10:29:
Necrophob wrote on Aug 20, 2013, 10:04:
Wasn't most of Modern Warfare 2 plagiarized? As in, "Hey, that sure is a nice mod you have there...would be a shame if Activision appropriated it and made billions off of it..."

What mod would you think MW2 plagiarized? It's the second in a series, coming a mere 2 years after the first, and its SP gameplay was damn near a carbon copy of the original (MP was not, though.)

So it's weird to single out MW2 and not MW.

Many of the kill streaks in MW2 were rehashes of mods people did for MW1. So yah, saying the whole game was plagiarized was just hyperbole, of course.
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Re: Black Ops 2 Plagiarism Accusation
Aug 20, 2013, 10:04
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Re: Black Ops 2 Plagiarism Accusation Aug 20, 2013, 10:04
Aug 20, 2013, 10:04
 
Wasn't most of Modern Warfare 2 plagiarized? As in, "Hey, that sure is a nice mod you have there...would be a shame if Activision appropriated it and made billions off of it..."
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Re: Game Reviews
Aug 20, 2013, 09:48
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Re: Game Reviews Aug 20, 2013, 09:48
Aug 20, 2013, 09:48
 
Hey Blue, your GameSpot link for Betrayer is really a link to a The Bureau review.
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Re: Sunday Interviews
Aug 19, 2013, 11:43
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Re: Sunday Interviews Aug 19, 2013, 11:43
Aug 19, 2013, 11:43
 
Taskeen wrote on Aug 18, 2013, 11:20:
Just make System Shock 3 already for christ sake, what they are waiting for. Shodan is still alive and she called me a useless sack of meat and bone!

I'm playing through SS2 now. The only thing that makes it bearable to me is the low poly monsters. If it had updated graphics, I'd have a heart attack...the game has some awesome sound design.
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Re: Eschalon: Book III Teaser
Aug 18, 2013, 21:25
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Re: Eschalon: Book III Teaser Aug 18, 2013, 21:25
Aug 18, 2013, 21:25
 
I wonder how these games are compared to the Spiderweb games?
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Re: Betrayer Early Access
Aug 16, 2013, 17:14
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Re: Betrayer Early Access Aug 16, 2013, 17:14
Aug 16, 2013, 17:14
 
CraigHubbard wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 22:06:
Necrophob wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 20:19:
"Well we like it" isn't a very sound design strategy

It's certainly not the soundest business strategy in the world. But I've always made design choices based on what excites me. I don't know how you can create a game that surprises and challenges players unless you do what you think is most interesting instead of what you think is safest or most accessible.

I'm certainly not suggesting that you're wrong to dislike the look or to be suspicious of the motivations behind it, but at least no one can accuse us of trying to pass off a pig as a princess!

Craig Hubbard
Blackpowder Games


If there were no risk takers, there would be no truly good ideas. I just think the high contrast black and white isn't going to be palatable. Hell, there are people who hate Borderland's cell shading, and that's not nearly so distracting.
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Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Next Month
Aug 16, 2013, 16:23
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Re: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Next Month Aug 16, 2013, 16:23
Aug 16, 2013, 16:23
 
Fion wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 15:26:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 15:16:
*Upon hearing the release date, JDreyer loses control of all bodily functions*

QFT

I'm already getting that familiar pang of worry and fright in my guts, just thinking about it. I'm not super hyped, I doubt they could surpass the most frightening game ever made, but even if they get close I'll love the hell out of it.

Now to force myself to finish The Dark Descent. I was last in the prison level and scared out of my wits.

As to the OR, I can see why they don't want to support it. The lawsuits from the relatives of players who died of pure fright are sure to start racking up otherwise.

I'm so glad I didn't pick up Amnesia when it was $5 on steam. I got System Shock 2, and it's more than scary enough for me :/ I now have a fear of monkeys.
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Re: Betrayer Early Access
Aug 15, 2013, 20:19
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Re: Betrayer Early Access Aug 15, 2013, 20:19
Aug 15, 2013, 20:19
 
nin wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 08:41:
Looked at the screenshots. Can't imagine playing that for hours. No thanks. Not sure why anyone would hobble their game in such a way and then expect people to play it.


It's probably an attempt to cover up the lack of a good game. I've heard of putting lipstick on a pig, but this is more like rubbing shit on the pig's face. "Well we like it" isn't a very sound design strategy
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Re: World Zombination Announced
Aug 14, 2013, 10:09
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Re: World Zombination Announced Aug 14, 2013, 10:09
Aug 14, 2013, 10:09
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 14, 2013, 10:02:
Oh jesus....more zombies?

You keep killing them, but they keep coming right back! Aim for the head.

Anyways, what fad is next in this rotation? Vampires again?
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Re: Strife Announced
Aug 9, 2013, 10:35
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Re: Strife Announced Aug 9, 2013, 10:35
Aug 9, 2013, 10:35
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 10:12:
Witchaven?

Forgot about that game. The Build engine's version of Hexen.
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Re: Strife Announced
Aug 9, 2013, 09:37
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Re: Strife Announced Aug 9, 2013, 09:37
Aug 9, 2013, 09:37
 
Ant wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 09:10:
I remember old Strife FPS game, but I didn't like it.

I didn't like the demo either. It felt more like a Doom mod to me. But maybe I just wasn't ready for rpg in my fps? Any of the opengl doom ports support Strife?
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Re: ROAM Dealing With
Aug 8, 2013, 12:01
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Re: ROAM Dealing With Aug 8, 2013, 12:01
Aug 8, 2013, 12:01
 
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 11:34:
Please be rest assured that development is still occurring, albeit unable to be displayed to backers for now.

Riiiiiiiiiight. Smells like a "We took your money and ran" scam.
I don't think that's the case in this particular situation. These guys actually had good stuff to show, and some good ideas. I think they just ran afoul of someone, and cannot comment on it for fear of screwing themselves if it goes to court.
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