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Signed On Oct 7, 2010, 18:04
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
72. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 27, 2015, 15:07 AngelicPenguin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 14:07:
Of course it is a big fat lie.

You seem very passionate about this, and again I haven't followed this much.

BUT - the reasonable analogy that I make is that I told a client I will build them a new room in their house for $5,000. If I get $10,000 I can build that room in half the time. The client then gives me $100,000 and says to build a completely new wing. The clear assumption there is that the new wing isn't going to get built in the same time frame as the original $10,000 room.

No?
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
70. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Oct 27, 2015, 12:35 AngelicPenguin
 
Kosumo wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 01:13:

While I don't think these where 'promises', I do still think they are just some of the very many times that Chris Roberts as out right lied to the backers.

Chris Roberts is a deceptive, scummy man.

I have little opinion of this game one way or the other and even I think referring to delays in a game's development as "lies" is a serious stretch. Especially when I do development for a living.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
25. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 23, 2015, 16:33 AngelicPenguin
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:43:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:00:
Gaming Law:
If you buy early, expect to pay more. If you wait, expect to pay less.

I know! But pay less does not mean get it for free. Then again, I could agree if they gave the base game for free as long as they would in a way honor the support of those who paid for the game that they're giving away for free by offering their loyal player base a rebate on the expansion. But the veterans get NOTHING, the newbies get a complete free game. And this is plain WRONG. Oh my, whatever. Won't look back and have plenty of other games to play. ArenaNet is now on my shit list - no more money from me. That's the only message they understand. I can wait till they offer the expansion for free.

I don't know much about GW2, but if the game doesn't have a subscription, why would they have to thank you for anything? You paid for a game, and got a game - isn't that all there is to it?

If you had been paying a monthly subscription, then I sort of get it, but with the way the game is now, it doesn't make any sense to me.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division
7. Re: Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division Oct 22, 2015, 12:35 AngelicPenguin
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:33:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:08:
On the current Diablo 3 patches or the expansion? Because you guys realize they are working on another expansion for the game.

With only one panel, I doubt we'll see much, if any, of an expansion announcement. They'll likely go over 2.3, preview 2.4, and then they might get enough time to say Necromancer before running off stage.


I just mean that they most certainly have more than 5 people working on the expansion.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division Oct 22, 2015, 12:08 AngelicPenguin
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 12:03:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 11:22:
There are probably like 5 people left working on Diablo 3 patches.

I think you're being far too generous with 5. They only have one panel for Diablo 3 at Blizzcon whereas every other title has two or more and it's probably just going to be two people jerking each other off about 2.3 for an hour.

On the current Diablo 3 patches or the expansion? Because you guys realize they are working on another expansion for the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2015, 14:23 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 14:01:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 13:32:
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 12:32:
I'll never understand the hoopla around those films. The first and second one were just OK, the third one was terrible. The only 2 funny scenes in both films were the Marvin Berry thing, and Lea Thompson with the fake cans. I don't know. I suppose I'm just not dumb enough to enjoy tripe like the masses do.


Everybody has their own opinions on what they enjoy. It does take a special someone, though, to think everyone else's opinion is tripe. Congratulations on being that guy.

It doesn't take a good actor to recognize a bad one either. That applies to everything of quality in life. And just because you and the rest of the masses are easily amused doesn't make it good. In fact it's quite generally the opposite in spite of your believing you and your ilk are cultural sophisticates. Congratulations on being just another one of the multitudes of those guys.


As I read all your posts in a Homer Simpson voice, I have to say "cultural sophisticates" was pretty amusing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2015, 13:32 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 21, 2015, 12:32:
I'll never understand the hoopla around those films. The first and second one were just OK, the third one was terrible. The only 2 funny scenes in both films were the Marvin Berry thing, and Lea Thompson with the fake cans. I don't know. I suppose I'm just not dumb enough to enjoy tripe like the masses do.


Everybody has their own opinions on what they enjoy. It does take a special someone, though, to think everyone else's opinion is tripe. Congratulations on being that guy.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
117. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 20, 2015, 10:56 AngelicPenguin
 
Kosumo wrote on Oct 20, 2015, 04:35:
the stringing along of people to buy another ship (jpeg)) this just makes me feel very unease about this way of making games.


To be honest, this is a complaint I don't really get. If I was making Super Mario Sisters 9, and some greasy nerds told me they would pay $400 so they could play as Peach's brother Broccoli Bob, I would damn well sell them Broccoli Bob and continue making my game with said money.

For people who do not drop that kind of money into a game under development, you aren't GLAD someone else is willing to fund the game?

Maybe I'm the weird one, but if Star Citizen announced tomorrow that you could buy some random ship for $10k and people started eating it up and buying them, all I would think is more money for the game. I mean it's their money, do whatever you want with it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
90. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 19:23 AngelicPenguin
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 19:16:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:37:
Krovven wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:29:
Of all the anti-CIG posts and pro-CIG posts...yet Blue decides to call out this one guy today when what he said was harmless.


Oh relax - he was just poking fun at his blanket statement.

It was no different from the many other posts making the same claim from either side. nin even followed it up making the exact same counter post. But he is Blues butt buddy, so I wouldn't expect Blue to comment on that post.


Ya, but you said what the fellow said was harmless. I took Blue's response as equally harmless - that's all I'm saying.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
87. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 18:37 AngelicPenguin
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 18:29:
Of all the anti-CIG posts and pro-CIG posts...yet Blue decides to call out this one guy today when what he said was harmless.


Oh relax - he was just poking fun at his blanket statement.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
77. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 17:43 AngelicPenguin
 
Razumen wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 17:38:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 13:44:
The comments feel like they have come full circle.

That first guy posted about how no one can claim that the game is a fraud, while I would argue that complaints that the whole game is smoke and mirrors and cannot possibly be done sort of implies that the game is a fraud.

There's a difference between healthy skepticism and just plain disingenuous slander. I do not believe that this game will be the Holy Grail of gaming, there will certainly be compromises made in certain areas, but that doesn't make it anymore of a fraud than any other game.

The things people here are calling "smoke and mirrors" is the same way that all other companies have showcased their products in development. It's how marketing works. They're not going to show anything until it's in a state that is at least semi-presentable. In a lot of ways we've seen more of the game here than we have for many other AAA games that have been in development for the same time, or even longer.

Ya, I feel for some folks if this game was in a closed development until it was close to release it might be easier to deal with. Other people really like to see the Work in Progress, however, so you can't really please everyone.

Like I said earlier, though, personally I'll just check it out when it's released. Not really worried about it much beyond that other than the fact that they make some pretty videos and it gets people all worked up so it's got some entertainment value there.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Status Update
48. Re: Star Citizen Status Update Oct 19, 2015, 13:44 AngelicPenguin
 
The comments feel like they have come full circle.

That first guy posted about how no one can claim that the game is a fraud, while I would argue that complaints that the whole game is smoke and mirrors and cannot possibly be done sort of implies that the game is a fraud.

My really complicated approach to this game - game is released, I check reviews. Like X-Rebirth? Skip, same or better than Elite Dangerous? Probably buy.

Everything else is just armchair CEO/Game Developer territory. Fun to read, though - THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
72. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 15:02 AngelicPenguin
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 14:57:
Whatever it was, it was WAY too much spent on the voice actors when there are a ton of out of work actors who would do just as good a job for a lot less money.

Playing devil's advocate (and I have no clue how this sort of thing works in practice), I would assume they hire actors you recognize so they can be in the commercials and sell more games and therefore they make up for their cost in sales.

I haven't played a CoD game in years, and I thought a bit about getting the new one because Kevin Spacey looked cool in the commercial.

Why else would you do it?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
45. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 13:20 AngelicPenguin
 
Tumbler wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 13:00:
That is what Richard Pryor would pay in Brewster's Millions.

Gold!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
236. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 13, 2015, 13:07 AngelicPenguin
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 12:04:
The idea that "star wars is cool" doesn't work doesn't understand the origins of Star Wars ship combat. It was based on WW2 dogfighting. And that *is* fun. It's been fun for 20+ years. And the memory and idea of it was still fun when I backed SC when it was claiming to be a slightly more advanced WW2 style flight control model.


Agreed - this is all I really want to play. A really nice looking modern version of Freespace 2. That had the epic space battles that I really enjoy.

The thing is - that doesn't seem particularly hard and with what I've seen from the videos it looks like they could make that game with what they have now.

So I'm honestly not sure what a lot of the doom and gloom is about, at least for those that just want a really good single player game.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
200. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 12, 2015, 16:57 AngelicPenguin
 
Just wanted to have post #200  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Released
13. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Game of the Year Edition Released Oct 7, 2015, 14:17 AngelicPenguin
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 02:32:
Game of the year...ahahahah, why not call it game of the century edition, of the millenium, of the Galaxy edition.....Ahahahahh.

Going out on a limb - because it was the game of the year on some lists?
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Announced
24. Re: Far Cry Primal Announced Oct 6, 2015, 18:39 AngelicPenguin
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 14:40:
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 13:10:
ARK is better.

Edit: ARK is also on sale on Steam right now.

OK I'll feed the troll. You cannot say an early access unfinished game is better than a game that you haven't even tried. Well you can say it but it isn't based on anything other than trolling for a reaction.

Ark is a POS. Tried it, wanted to like it , but crap is crap. The only positive that might be said is you are paying for early access so there is a possibility it may be good one day.

I just read his posts in a Homer Simpson voice and it all makes a lot more sense.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
137. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 23:56 AngelicPenguin
 
It's just supply and demand - they wouldn't put these ships out there if nobody bought them.

Big deal - some rich folks want to spend money on a game.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
18. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Sep 24, 2015, 18:30 AngelicPenguin
 
6 Piece Arachyr + Manajuma's is insanely fast for bounties.  
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