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Real Name Edmund Blackadder   
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Signed On Aug 18, 2010, 21:20
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
23. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 13:29 Snabel
I think the most important point is that the windows store quite often simply doesn't work.

Try to download, install, run a game .. and connect to others for a multiplayer experience? Good luck.
Better yet, try to do this with a group of friends. I doubt most groups will fully succeed without significant effort. Usually not even then.

Whatever you can say about the bad decision made to the overall design due to console focus.
Say what you will about the feature set or functions. At the core of it it's just a seriously broken experience for many people.
The core features flat out don't work, work inconsistently or will fail randomly for no reason. I'm glad it sounds like they might finally be realizing this.

Or .. it's just another year of recomitting to gaming as many have already pointed out..
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News Comments > StarCraft II Free-to-Play Launch
7. Re: StarCraft II Free-to-Play Launch Nov 15, 2017, 09:38 Snabel

"If you play through Wings of Liberty and want to see how the rest of the epic single-player saga unfolds, all the other single-player campaigns—Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void, and Nova Covert Ops will be available to purchase individually for $14.99 or as a bundle for $39.99."

I guess they just haven't listed the individual campaigns yet. Maybe hoping to get a few extra buys of of the bundle first ..
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News Comments > Get Monaco for Free
2. Re: Get Monaco for Free Sep 7, 2017, 21:58 Snabel
it looks interesting to me
monaco was fantastic, so there's a chance this won't be bad
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
1. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Jul 31, 2017, 11:41 Snabel
I would go ahead and read the steam comments before spending any money on this title. The word "fraud" occurs more than once. I think it's safe to say that this game is not in a very good state.  
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6. Re: PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS Patch Delayed May 25, 2017, 13:44 Snabel
My game was patched today, so I'm not sure what was delayed.
Can anyone clarify ?
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
43. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 13, 2016, 20:54 Snabel
Darks wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:08:
The thing that bothers me is that someone can buy a game try it out for .40 hours and then bash the game. I mean come on, you have to at least played the damn game for at least an hour or two to at least have some kind of relevance to rate the game to justify your bashing of it.

Playing a game for 15 mins does not cut it. This is where Steam and many other sites should put a stop to users abusing this system by making it so you can review a game unless you have at least 2 hours invested in the game.

"I tried every tip posted online, every suggestion from forums and friends, but I couldn't even once get the came to run for more than 30 seconds without crashing. Thumbs Down. Do not buy."
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News Comments > Overwatch Animated Short
8. Re: Overwatch Animated Short Aug 19, 2016, 06:59 Snabel
I wonder if any of these are repurposed from previously created Titan-video.
Overwatch overall is ripped pretty heavily from Titan when it comes to theme, lore and possibly even assets.

If they've actually 100% created these from scratch...well then it's even more impressive.
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News Comments > StarCraft II Multiplayer Plans
2. Re: StarCraft II Multiplayer Plans Aug 14, 2016, 20:38 Snabel
Blahman wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 19:40:
Teleporting DTs might be just a tad OP:

It's fine, stop whining
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
11. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 1, 2016, 22:40 Snabel
I don't really find it strange that the caster is baffled by being fired for doing nothing out of the ordinary for him.
I feel like the community, as well as Valve, should have known precisely what they would be getting from this guy.

The same caster has casted most Major dota2 events, including most TIs, meaning he has continuously been in touch with Valve.
Leading up to this event Icefrog himself, a valve employee that arguably is the main driver behind dota2, personally told the caster to "just be himself".

On top of this, the comments he supposedly got fired for was made to his personal friends, who before Gaben spoke out, reached out publically to say how messed up it was that the caster was let go, indicating that they were not offended in the least.

The caster also had to cast for hour and hours as the production company, also fired in the same message from gaben, kept breaking things and causing delays and problems left right and center. Causing the casters to deliver hours and hours of chit chat and commentary without much actual content to discuss. I can imagine this puts quite a bit of extra pressure to fill the time and try to be entertaining to keep the audience even mildly engaged.

This might be Gaben, but who the actual hell airs out contractual and/or HR issues in public this way? It would be one thing if a major crime was committed, but that's not quite what we're dealing with here.

I feel like this could only come from people without a functioning company structure, that live in a bubble of their own making with very little contact with actual reality. Must be nice being a billionaire with your own money printing press on the premises.
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Testing New Engine
5. Re: Anarchy Online Testing New Engine Jun 20, 2015, 17:03 Snabel
Fion wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 15:39:
For those interested, the game also had a major patch fairly recently that changed up a lot of stuff, improved features and class mechanics.

What patch was that?
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Testing New Engine
1. Re: Anarchy Online Testing New Engine Jun 20, 2015, 11:55 Snabel
Never thought I would see the day!
May actually have to try it again now..
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News Comments > Wayward Manor Next Month
2. Re: Wayward Manor Next Month Jun 29, 2014, 19:53 Snabel
definitely looking to see what happens to this one  
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News Comments > Transistor Preorders, Specs, & Soundtrack
14. Re: Transistor Preorders, Specs, & Soundtrack May 8, 2014, 03:26 Snabel
I've been salivating all through reading your comment.
So my thought is that I'll be playing it right along side you... but thanks
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News Comments > Transistor Preorders, Specs, & Soundtrack
11. Re: Transistor Preorders, Specs, & Soundtrack May 7, 2014, 16:52 Snabel
What about the music? The music and the voices of Bastion was a big draw for me. Has anything said/experiences regarding what it will be like in Transistor?  
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News Comments > Steam Music Beta Nears
11. Re: Steam Music Beta Nears Feb 4, 2014, 02:40 Snabel
I would love the opportunity to be able to buy, collect and play game soundtrack via some steam service, perferably able to be operated using big picture.

I've recent gotten more and more into listening to various OSTs from indie games and I'm loving it. Although not having them streamable on my every device at while, as with spotify, is a bit of a drag.

Go forth Valve and make it so.
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News Comments > Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands
16. Re: Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands Dec 9, 2013, 02:11 Snabel
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 19:45:
Telltale has some amazing writers, which makes me wonder how they're going to make compelling Borderlands stuff.

What I kinda of wonder is how *many* writers they have.
And graphics artists, and ai coders, and and and everything else.

Will we ever see the end of The Wolf among us, Walking dead season 2 AND this Borderlands series anytime during 2014?
I'm definitely not buying TWD s2 until it's close to complete. I wouldn't say I regret buying The wolf among us as it was pretty darn awesome, but I think I might have done differently now.
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News Comments > GeForce 331.93 Beta Drivers
22. Re: GeForce 331.93 Beta Drivers Nov 30, 2013, 12:49 Snabel
Just to add to the confusion I can say that I always install the latest Nvidia beta driver the second it's released and I have never once had to roll back the drivers.

I realize that depening on hardware/software, your experience will vary quite a lot, but this has always been my experience over the years with Nvidia hardware.

There have been a few notable exceptions in the last 10 years or so, but overall, my experience is that overall it is rock solid. It does lead me to wonder why some people always seem to have these issues whereas others don't. It could be blind luck of course, or something else might be involved.

Point being, you should never imagine that your experience is valid for everyone else. Try to be a little bit humble and towards other peoples experiences. For all you know, they could be way closer to the average experience than you are.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2013, 04:44 Snabel
The criticism towards DRM in HTML5 is bascially that they are not actually adding DRM to HTML5

The current plan is to add a local exit or pointer into HTML5 which points towards any binary that you might choose. This means that what is inside the binary is chosen by the web site itself, is not viewable to the consumer/customer/public and is in no way part of the HTML5 standard.

This is the criticism. That you're not actually creating a DRM standard for HTML5. You are just adding slightly more confusion while you are still keeping the current model in place, except slapping a HTML5 sticker on it.

Whether you are for or against DRM being added to HTML5, the current solution does not go either way. This I believe makes it a target for much valid criticism.
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News Comments > Teleglitch: Die More Edition DLC; Patch; Sale
3. Re: Teleglitch: Die More Edition DLC; Patch; Sale Oct 9, 2013, 16:01 Snabel
As this game was quite fun and I loved the mood and the setting and the hard as nails gameplay, buying this DLC for virtually no money was a no brainer.

Also the fact that I bought the game at 75% discount made the decision way easier of course.
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News Comments > Rayman Legends Demo
3. Re: Rayman Legends Demo Aug 22, 2013, 13:01 Snabel
I very much doubt that UPlay is actually making them any money though.
A small group of people actively avoid their games to not have to deal with the hassle that is UPlay. Some avoid it for its atrocious security record. The rest simply do not care either way, other than the fact that 's very annoying to have your game have other requirements than steam, which if its on steam, it really shouldnt...
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