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Real Name Tessier Ashpoole   
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Signed On Apr 26, 2011, 18:32
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News Comments > WARMACHINE: Tactics Demo & DLC
2. Re: WARMACHINE: Tactics Demo & DLC Feb 20, 2015, 13:20 Primalchrome
 
ROFL. Now that is funny. Wonder how many folks get the reference. That guy has been nuts for years.  
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News Comments > Steam & Dota 2 Records
12. Re: Steam & Dota 2 Set Peak User Records Feb 16, 2015, 15:16 Primalchrome
 
I hope Blues 2.0 has voting like on Reddit. That would be more fun than just ignoring trolls.  
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News Comments > Steam & Dota 2 Records
3. Re: Steam & Dota 2 Set Peak User Records Feb 16, 2015, 13:16 Primalchrome
 
I'm in my 40's, play LOL when time allows and actually watch LCS on Twitch....so it's not just those damn whippersnappers. MOBAs are a great formula for competitive games from a variety of angles. They combine the tactical aspect of RTS, the twitch of FPS, and the feeling of actually playing as part of a team. There is a reason that they have become by far the largest flavor of competitive video games.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2015, 21:27 Primalchrome
 
Suppa7 wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 20:14:
The lower animal intelligence of most gamers is fucking disturbing.
Thankfully we have these beacons of video gaming omnipotence to lead us to the promise land.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
10. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Feb 13, 2015, 13:09 Primalchrome
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 12:32:
You do realize that this CG trailer was very likely outsourced and has nothing to do with the developers, right?
Sure. But if they don't care that the trailer looks like crap, and used it instead of gameplay footage....that does not bode well for the end product.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer
7. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Trailer Feb 13, 2015, 10:57 Primalchrome
 
I had high hopes for the game....but I think that trailer sinks them.

Animation and models both looked very weak. It felt like the slo-mo was there just to cover up how janky the movements were. And why the devil does every single Genestealer have his ovapositor sticking out?

sigh.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Sold
14. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Sold Feb 2, 2015, 15:14 Primalchrome
 
EverQuest is primarily a PC gaming IP....and they want to concentrate on consoles. Maybe they're going to try to spin off EQN to help pay for the acquisition?

I'm kind of surprised at this move. I would have thought that Playstation, Sony Pictures, and SOE were the only profitable divisions left at Sony. Historically I only bought Sony electronics....but I took an about face on that one about five years ago. Similar quality at twice the price wasn't what I considered a friendly business model.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Rumors: "Low Expectations" for Heroes of the Storm?
17. Re: Blizzard Rumors: Jan 30, 2015, 12:30 Primalchrome
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 10:21:
If hearthstone is raking in profits, the kids feeding this shit have permanently killed gaming.
Never heard that one before. Not about BBSes. Not about piracy. Not about the web. Not about MMOs. Not about subscription models. Not about digital downloads. Not about consoles. Not about MOBAs. Not about....
 
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News Comments > Sell Items for Non-Valve Games on Steam Workshop
8. Re: Sell Items for Non-Valve Games on Steam Workshop Jan 28, 2015, 23:32 Primalchrome
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 23:11:
If all you are buying is the license then you can sell the license! The retards who love steam and online DRM can now eat shit because they like to claim "we don't own the game, we've only bought a license to use it!" Well if that's the case, we can sell our license!
With a great deal of software, you cannot sell or transfer a license.
 
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News Comments > Free League of Legends Soundtrack
3. Re: Free League of Legends Soundtrack Jan 28, 2015, 21:28 Primalchrome
 
Slick wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 21:24:
what bullshit, of course they give this away for free now only so they can charge for it later. but of course it's ArenaNet, so it's to be expected. I bet they strip the BGM out of future titles only to sell as DLC. fuck LoL, they're the most evil fuckers in the industry.
....and this should be quoted for posterity. I'll refer back to it on every post of yours I see. Hipshot with zero knowledge.
 
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News Comments > EA Financial Results
14. Re: EA Financial Results Jan 28, 2015, 17:29 Primalchrome
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 14:27:
I could see how it hurts their sales. I peruse the Steam store daily. I only log into to Origin when I want to play an EA game. I never peruse the store. You're losing a lot of impulse purchases that way.
This. Plus gimmicky gameplay.
Neither of those things are conducive to a huge long term playerbase. I wouldn't have bought it on Steam at release because regardless of the marketing hype, it was an unimaginative FPS trying to trade on the idea of big stompy robots. However...when it hit the 9.99 level and popped up during a Steam sale I probably would have picked it up just for an estimated 10 game hours of big stompy robot fun.

They coded it and marketed it to the ZING BANG WOW console crowd with no effort to develop a longstanding product. Once the next ZING BANG WOW title came out it started collecting dust. Think about how many of these types of games are popular for more than 3 months, let alone a year?

Then look at the people playing CounterStrike, WoW, Team Fortress, Diablo, League of Legends, Civilization V, etc.... Totally different design and approach.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Announced
14. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Announced Jan 19, 2015, 14:14 Primalchrome
 
Masters of Orion 4? (drool)  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 18, 2015, 21:44 Primalchrome
 
You don't like the games I like. You're stupid. GG. (drops mic)

I almost feel like I'm in kindergarten again. Though, 40 years ago saying 'you're stupid' wasn't a hate crime....
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Refunds
38. Re: H1Z1 Refunds Jan 17, 2015, 16:08 Primalchrome
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 08:58:
Why is everyone so shocked when any f2p title becomes pay-to-win? I don't know a single title that is not.
...You realize that you discredit everything you said after this sentence, right? It either means that you have an agenda, are too lazy to do five minutes of research, or you don't have a clue what you're talking about. I can list three without even thinking about it.
League of Legends
DotA2
Team Fortress 2
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Refunds
7. Re: H1Z1 Refunds Jan 16, 2015, 19:51 Primalchrome
 
You paid for early access to a beta product on the opening weekend and you're surprised that there are issues logging in and lag in the game.

Precious. Just precious.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
1. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 16, 2015, 19:48 Primalchrome
 
I love how, in the US, having sex is the ultimate evil whereas slaughtering children only shows maturity.  
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Nominees
7. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Nominees Jan 14, 2015, 15:48 Primalchrome
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 14:59:
Hearthstone should pick up a bunch of those awards but it won't.
The only one I can see it deserving is Mobile Game of the Year...which it should get, judging by the competition.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Early Access This Week
14. Re: H1Z1 Early Access This Week Jan 12, 2015, 18:34 Primalchrome
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 17:09:
DayZ was suppose to be a quick turn around project, repackage the mod as a stand alone game ...
I like to think that after being forced to play it, the QA team realized how horribly janky and buggy the mod/game is... Then when they tried to fix that, they were in WAY over their heads. The mod and now game both are fun, for a beta product. I don't expect that classification to ever change.
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
18. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 10, 2015, 14:29 Primalchrome
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 18:58:
It's pretty heavy.
There's that word again. "Heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
35. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 9, 2015, 11:43 Primalchrome
 
Slick wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 06:28:
HL3 exclusively on steam machines isn't a stretch of the imagination at all.
(eyeroll) Yes. Yes it is. Valve will not sacrifice the golden goose on an altar of experimental projects any more than Win10 will run exclusively on Surface Pros.
 
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