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Signed On Jan 26, 2012, 04:58
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News Comments > Op Ed
48. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 14:07 Suppa7
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 13:15:
Games are better and cheaper today,

You're delusional if you believe this, graphics are better no doubt, but that is technologically inevitable. There are plenty of things that were better from that era. When's the last time a modern AAA game released its source code? When's the last time we got dedicated servers that weren't walled garden/steam controlled?

I'm sorry to tell you but things have gone in a much more locked down direction, anyone who denies it is just incapable of accepting that truth.
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News Comments > New Brutal Doom
15. Re: New Brutal Doom Jan 3, 2016, 13:13 Suppa7
MisterBenn wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 12:55:
What a blast it is though. There's some nostalgia in there of course,

It's not just nostalgia, mechanically many early games were gameplay oriented, aka skill based in the way projectiles worked so that there was a highly visceral and exciting feel to dodging and movement because you were rewarded for dodging incoming shots.

Many early games used "movement as defense" that is why we remember them fondly.

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News Comments > Op Ed
46. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 13:04 Suppa7
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 3, 2016, 12:09:
It seems we are polluted by a group that isn't honest with us, who wants DRM free games, so they can pirate them without any issues for $0.

It seems we have a new kid who didn't grow up in the 90's or is lacking some serious brainpower. Games have radically changed since how they were released in the 90's with open access, editors and mod tools. Everything has steam crapware integration, dedicated server code is now never released and locked down on the other side of the internet for most games. We have walled garden gaming for a lot of games and that is what drives the DRM free crowd. Most games are released half arse, imperfect and imcomplete even good games. The whole point of mods/level editing/dedicated servers is to give games a long shelf life after purchase. Companies don't want that, they want total control and to pump and dump the masses with unfinished / poorly ported goods.

We still get 'bad ports' after decades of complaints, so gamers complaints stand because the free market is a fantasy.

In order to have a valid market for any item, your customers have to be 1) intelligent 2) informed 3) ethical enough to punish companies.

We have none of that in videogameland, we have cretinous overgrown children at subhuman levels of intelligence who feed the DRM beast because they stupid, tech illiterate and impulsive.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans
16. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans Jan 1, 2016, 19:11 Suppa7
Pigeon wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 12:20:
All that is why I was so disappointed with the FF6 re-release, because they could have done a much better job putting a bit more polish on an already good game. Instead they they slapped some lipstick on it and sent it to turn tricks on the street corner.

I feel ya on the cash ins, I'd really love a re-imagining of FF1, not a literal by the numbers remake where everything is the same as with the current remakes. Keep the backbone intact, major characters, but flesh them out, add new things, add more meat. FF1 was so bare bones, I'd like to see where someone really talented could take it by infusing entirely new elements into it from scratch.

FF1 I thought had really interesting art direction considering the limited NES pallete. The four fiends, the iconic boss chaos, and some pretty iconic monsters all around.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans
15. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans Jan 1, 2016, 12:29 Suppa7
Brumbek wrote on Jan 1, 2016, 03:40:
Creston wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 15:16:
I always found 9 to be just okay. I played through it twice, I believe, and there are some very fun moments in it, but overall the story is kinda "eh", and the characters aren't as great.

Agree with you about FF9. I know a few people who say it's their favorite Final Fantasy, but it was just so generic. I played it at release back in the day, and it was decent but it was a huge step backwards from the relatively nuanced and mature storytelling of FF7 and FF8. Although FF9 did have some amazing music (not the Melodies of Life trash), so there's that.

FF9 the themes/art/story was all over the map, but the combat was decent. That's why people downplay FF9, it's because it really is a thrown together game with elements that don't mix well with one another. I usually only care about the interactive parts, I'm not much for story in the later FF's. I liked the old medieval FF1 type of stories, I wasn't really enthused by the mix of tech and magic as the series went on.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans
13. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans Jan 1, 2016, 11:21 Suppa7
Jagacademy wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 15:23:
Whenever I hear anyone talk about great FF games, it is 3(6) and 7.

Contrary to popular belief, most of them were just "meh".

A much more likely explanation is that the games were good at the time but have either stagnated or have been superceded, aka no one knows what direction to take the genre in so it becomes uninspired retreads until the next game design genius shows up.

You could say that about most games, your perception of games change as you age and as you play more games and have time to reflect back on the experience. The more games you've played the harder it is to impress you and the more critical you become.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans
3. Re: FINAL FANTASY IX PC Plans Dec 31, 2015, 14:55 Suppa7
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2015, 12:52:
Is this just another attempt at milking the back catalog, or is this a good game? After playing 7 on PC (which I really liked at the time) I watched a friend play 8 on console and was much less impressed. And Square seems to be doing this for a lot of their old FF games. I'm probably getting too old for JPRGs anyway.

If you're looking at playing JRPG's I'd avoid the genre mostly, the genre really hasn't changed much. I'd rather you pick up used console JRPG's, like tales of symphonia or the original fire emblem for the gamecube. Or better yet emulators.

FF to me has been all over the map in quality post FF7. FF7 was good at the time it released but hasn't aged very well given advances. If I were to recommend any FF it would be 7, 9 and you could skip all the others. But generally back when JRPG's started with games like the original FF1 for the NES they never figured out how to expand the battle system and keep it interesting from game to game and FF has just been mostly retreading ground or borrowing absolutely shitty autocombat systems from mmo's like in FF12.

There are good JRPG's out there, it's best to pick up the older classics used for consoles and then run them natively or on emulators.. The reality is there has been no innovation in JRPG's. I'm one of those people that replays FF1 on a regular basis because its one of the few JRPG's that distill the game down to the basics and none of the fluff gets in the way. I've been thinking a long time about the decline of many genres and it has to do with the lack of imagination and any understanding of what makes a game interesting to play and make fun, game companies have been coasting on easy street since the rise of 3D acellerators using hollywood to cover up the lack of game systems.

I'd recommend something like FF tactics if what draws you to JRPG's are battle systems.
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News Comments > Descent Royalty Dispute
16. Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 31, 2015, 11:24 Suppa7
ViRGE wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 17:03:
To be fair, 21 years ago no one was thinking about digital distribution as we have it now. Neither was anyone thinking Interplay would end up being a scumbag deadbeat.

Uhh bullshit copyright law has been long discussed for a long time, it's just that the law is so corrupt and people so stupidly retarded they don't know their rights. Business community has been taking away our rights to own our shit for 200+ years stealing the right of the people to their own culture (game code/assets, etc). Copyright/intellectual property laws were made in rich peoples interest and the public got screwed as usual.

Copyright extension over the last 200 years roughly
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News Comments > Descent Royalty Dispute
15. Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 31, 2015, 11:15 Suppa7
verybad1 wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 20:21:
yonder wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 18:39:
verybad1 wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 14:14:
Uhh, Descent had it's day, but is there seriously ANY purpose for having a concern about money from those old games now? I can't imagine playing them now myself, they're just TOO effing old...

Well SOMEONE isn't old enough to have experienced nostalgia...

But yeah... I've hated Interplay stone they became EA before EA did. And this is why.

Believe me I'm more than old enough. I just don't like it enough I guess. *shrugs&* If someone wants to spend money on it, it's their money, 'm not judging them, Didn't like enough when it was new I guess.

Descent wasn't the best game single player wise, it's remembered primarily for multiplayer over kali/kahn and early LAN/modems over the net. Descent 1/2, Warcraft 2, doom 2, duke nukem 3d, etc were played over IPX emulators. Warcraft 2 had to be the biggest thing pushing internet gaming back then outside of doom 2, quake and unreal tournament.

Personally Freespace 2 is the game that definitely holds up from that era, descent 1/2 basically need to be re-imagined single player wise, their stories were not good and the best in the series story wise was descent 2. The atmopshere of D2 was really amazing for the time, the story was barebones but it gave you enough of a world to get immersed in. I always liked the voice actor for the material defender.

Just leaving this awesome clip here, the Freespace 2 open trailer:
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Dec 31, 2015, 01:28 Suppa7
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 18:23:
I honestly I'm hung up on why people want machine guns in their home and think that is an ideal world to live in and/or think the boogie man is coming to get them and then praise be to the God of Love, Jesus. Hmmm...

It's proof we are just monkeys with a few extra brain cells, aka humans are better understood as still members of the animal kingdom, not civilization. Hate to say it but some people just have shitty genes which lead to certain nervous systems behaving strangely.
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
36. Re: Steam Issues Fixed Dec 27, 2015, 08:29 Suppa7
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 04:41:
I've worked the industry, too. When something like this happens you pull the plug. You ever hear of the Chernobyl disaster? This level of incompetence is comparable. I've been in that situation. Much smaller scale, sure, but they hire you with the understanding that there is a chain of command and if that breaks down you pull the damn plug. History is full of lieutenants defying their superiors to great effect, but this is more akin to a bunch of chickens running around without their heads. A good employee stands up, takes command, and makes the decision.

I only say this because it is a clear sign that Valve's management style has started to lean a little bit too liberal. When you have a community like that, who takes responsibility? That's exactly why you have clear lines of authority. It's why management styles based around group hugs and improvised pow-wows don't work in a crisis. If this were any other company you'd expect someone to resign by now, right? You'd probably make fun of it - a scapegoat! Yet to not point even one finger is even more ludicrous.

It works on a small scale. It doesn't on a large one. It's why communism and socialism fail beyond the compounds that first tried it in the 19th century. Mankind has evolved to work in groups of up to 100 but we lose traction past that; it requires a different way of thinking. Valve needs to adapt its initially successful approach or it risks being swallowed up by the morass of prior technology upstarts.

The historical illiteracy your post displays is uncanny, do you know anything about the history of capitalism at all? You and most other idiots espousing utter nonsense. What do you think the spying is for? The elite fear people stop obeying the dictates of the rich and corporations and trying to change society for the better. If it were up to retards like you there'd be no social security or disability for the disabled, the cold war happened for a reason... rich people tend to oppress their society with unjust laws and wars for profit.

You really need to bone up on your history...

The (mass surveillance) by the NSA and abuse by law enforcement is just more part and parcel of state suppression of dissent against corporate interests. They're worried that the more people are going to wake up and corporate centers like the US and canada may be among those who also awaken. See this vid with Zbigniew Brzezinski, former United States National Security Advisor.

Brezinski at a press conference

Snowden on terrorism/spying.

On mass surveillance

Democracy Inc.

Democracy Incorporated

Intereference in other states when the corporations dont get their way

When corporations don't get there way they invade other countries and overthrow other peoples governments

Corporations and their friends overthrowing governments they don't like

Overthrowing other peoples governments the master list
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
35. Re: Steam Issues Fixed Dec 27, 2015, 08:10 Suppa7
This shit would have never of happened if the dumb fuck tech illiterate gamers didn't give money to steam and gabe, mmo's and the like pushed this drm online crapware upon us.  
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News Comments > French Steam Lawsuit
25. Re: French Steam Lawsuit Dec 19, 2015, 03:10 Suppa7
Slashman wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 23:46:
Lastly, why the hell would people even want to bother with this when digital games are very reasonably discounted all the time?

The bottom line is that people like to make a bunch of noise about insignificant crap and call it a noble crusade.

The bottom line is you're unaware of the degree of DRM and locked down nature of modern games compared to the 90's, the fact you'd say this means you're idiotic.
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News Comments > EA's Competitive Gaming Division
11. Re: EA's Competitive Gaming Division Dec 11, 2015, 03:59 Suppa7
Jackplug wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 01:37:
I notice they use the word "community", I dont hear that when the community ask for map editors. All I hear is that were too stupid to understand their superduper whamjam editors.

Tragically enough gamers taught game companies the vast majority of them are stupid. From quake 3 and mods to the modern desert of gaming which modding, dedicated servers and level editors have been held back to an extreme degree.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4
12. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Using Unreal Engine 4 Dec 8, 2015, 04:23 Suppa7
Devinoch wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 22:04:
I mean, if they had to remake one, why didn't they remake best-in-class FF6 rather than one of the most overwrought entries in the series?

This is videogameland, and its square. Its highly likely to be a clusterfuck.
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News Comments > Paragon is a MOBA
10. Re: Paragon is a MOBA Dec 6, 2015, 18:29 Suppa7
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 16:29:
Epic is basically just a bandwagon jumper now, apparently? Just about three years too late in each instance.

"The kids play Minecraft! Quick, make a minecraft game!"
"MOBAs are hot?! Let's make one!"

Pretty much, the fact that chris taylor wanted to make a MOBA with is kickstarter tells us volumes about the general shittyness of the game industry.
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News Comments > Dark Souls III in April
6. Re: Dark Souls III in April Dec 4, 2015, 23:28 Suppa7
NetHead wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 19:15:
I don't think Dark Souls is all that challenging, and I don't mean that in the way "I'm so good at it" etc.

It's challening to everyone who was born yesterday and didn't play the blik of pre-2000 games, or never grew up on the NES/SNES/GENESIS.

The bulk of modern newer generation gamers are morons. Most games post 2004 ish have really gone off into newbie never never land never to return.

People who get a hard on for these games really is lacking the IQ or never grew up during the NES days through the early PC years of the 90's. There are NES games harder than dark souls and they aren't even that hard either.
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News Comments > Shadow Complex Remastered for Free
20. Re: Shadow Complex Remastered for Free Dec 4, 2015, 23:22 Suppa7
Jagacademy wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 13:19:
Where do we draw the line? Every developer releases their own launcher for their game(s)? We'd end up with 100+ different launchers installed. Why is this necessary whatsoever?

The average gamer made that decision along time ago licking the boots of steam and paying for always online drm'd games like mmo's and diablo 3.

I remember the good old days when you didn't need a launcher to or a game mananger, you simply ran the game.
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 21, 2015, 02:16 Suppa7
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 20, 2015, 08:31:
Well, a scam usually doesn't try to actually build what they promised..

Plenty of scams build what they promise but only to a half-assed degree, we have plenty of evidence from gaming kickstarters alone that this is the case. One can go to steam early access and see all the unfinished games the developers have given up on because they got that money no strings attached.

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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 20, 2015, 05:54 Suppa7
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 18:53:
You'd think 3.4m is enough to build a drone (and it is)... until you read what they "claimed" that palm sized drone ought to be able to do. Which is all nice and all.. except You can't scale down batteries to palm size and still have more than 5m flight time while also shooting HD video and writing it to SSD (Which, believe it or not, actually requires a lot of power too)

Did none of the engineers ever actually tell the people in charge that?

It was a scam from the get go, lets be honest.
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