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Signed On Apr 10, 2012, 20:31
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News Comments > WRC 4 Trailer

1. Re: WRC 4 Trailer Aug 12, 2013, 10:14 Eirikrautha
 
Mehhh.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts

1. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Aug 12, 2013, 10:13 Eirikrautha
 
Spore?!?!?!! Seriously? I used to think of the UK as a "gaming mecca." But Spore? C'mon, guys... that's worse than the Sims...  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance

17. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 11, 2013, 17:15 Eirikrautha
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 12:05:
NKD wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 04:24:
As long as there are plenty of food and toys, Americans will take anything and everything

Perhaps we could say that about a lot of civilizations. Food and toys (encompasses a lot) are pretty paramount to keeping people at bay. I'm not sure this is an American phenomenon.

Actually, I think the original term was "Bread and Circuses"... and it's the reason why history matters. Everyone likes to think that they could never be part of an evil society... but given the right circumstances and incentives, the average shmo will be goosestepping right along with his neighbors...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance

14. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 11, 2013, 11:09 Eirikrautha
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 05:11:
NKD wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 04:24:
Sepharo wrote on Aug 10, 2013, 15:58:
Reducing the amount of employees that have god-mode access to the most sophisticated and wide reaching spy system ever developed is a good thing no matter where you stand on the topic.

I'd rather have more human eyes on it than less. The only reason we know about this shit with any certainty is because there was a human who saw what was going on and decided it wasn't right.

You can do that without full access. A role could be created specifically to deal with review and oversight alone.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Diary and Video

8. Re: Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Diary and Video Aug 10, 2013, 10:56 Eirikrautha
 
Personally, I think the tablet commanders will be very useful. BF3 has always lacked the ability to intelligently distribute the hackers and griefers to where they are best utilized... errrr, wait...  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 10, 2013, 10:50 Eirikrautha
 
What Microsoft has never understood is that it is NOT the hardware that matters, it is the capability/price ratio that matters. (Normal) people don't care what OS the tablet is running, or what hardware is inside. They want to know "What can it do?" and "How much does it cost?".

WinRT will always fail when it is less capable than an iPad at similar price point, or more expensive than an Android tablet at the similar capability level. It's that simple. You need a tablet that can either do more than similarly priced competitors, or you need to be cheaper than similarly capable competitors. RT is neither, therefore it failed. Roll in the lack of an APP market (compared to IOS and Android), and it will never succeed.

SurfacePro might have a chance... but not at the present price-point. It's competing with laptops, whether it wants to or not (especially since many new laptops are including touch screens ... why, I don't know...). It's form factor hasn't been enough to overcome the price differences yet. Microsoft either needs to wait until they can get more value for their components, or they need to take an even bigger loss if they want to sell SurfacePros. That's reality.
 
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News Comments > King Arthur's Gold Beta

1. Re: King Arthur's Gold Beta Aug 6, 2013, 12:13 Eirikrautha
 
Mad props to the guys coding this... and I hope they are successful. But there's nothing about this that tempts me to buy it... not even a little.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs

3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 4, 2013, 14:38 Eirikrautha
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 4, 2013, 14:15:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 4, 2013, 14:04:
Surprised that this didn't get more press...... how exactly can a president (who stand's BELOW COURTS) veto a court order?

What the hell.

Well, that is a simple answer. Because it is legal. It hasn't been done for over 30 years, but the President can veto an ITC decision. Normally it would process through a Federal court, and if I understand it correctly, a Federal court could "veto the veto" in a manner of speaking. What Obama has done here is not without precedent or legal basis though.

Not this time anyway.

First time this has been used since the 80s. First time an American ambassador has been killed since the 70s. Slowest recovery since the 40s. I though these guys were looking to the future, not the past.

Seriously, though, this is why larger corporations donate to political parties. When you need a big favor, you want a politician who owes you favors. The culture of corruption is pretty much the only culture in the capital anymore...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation

1. Re: Sunday Consolidation Aug 4, 2013, 14:34 Eirikrautha
 
First argument in the XBone article: 4. Hardware Specs Alone Won't Win a Console War.

This moron then goes on to argue that PS3 was more powerful, yet lost the console war's last generation (and some titles look better on XB360), therefore performance stats don't matter.

Except the PS3 used a cell-processor that was hard to develop for... and they don't any more. Now both consoles use x86 architecture.

All of the other arguments are equally as superficial. Man, the MS lovers have sunk so far...
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Preorders

24. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Preorders Jul 30, 2013, 19:27 Eirikrautha
 
Jedi Master wrote on Jul 29, 2013, 11:15:
Uh, you have to buy ALL of those planes to fly them. It's not free to play.

If you're complaining that the FW isn't one of the base aircraft, well they were picking one fighter for each side and the 109 won. It WAS far more significant to the Luftwaffe than the 190 by sheer numbers alone. One bomber and one ground attack plane round it out.

As for money grubbing, Cliffs of Dover sold so poorly they almost cancelled the series. Simply truth of flight sims: At a flat $50 a copy, not enough people are buying them to recover their costs. So they need to charge more to the people that are buying...or they don't do it at all. Your choice.

Also realize that flight sims like Red Baron cost $50-$60 in 1990! This is 2013, and running the old inflation index calculator will show you that is $89.33 today...or what they're charging for the Premium Edition.

Bulls**t!

Let me get this straight...

I bought IL-2 and got dozens of planes (i.e. the whole game), and even more for free later. This creates a sim community large enough to sustain multiple expansions and GOTY editions, making IL-2 one of the most popular flight sims in history.

Through poor management and development, the next iteration is so bad that it is pretty much non-functional on release. Now, because THEY made a crappy game... I have to pay more? That's just ig'nant!

On the new game, they are going to charge a full game price for a handful of planes, then bleed us for additional cash for the privilege of playing their new IL-2? Please. That's the DEFINITION of "money-grubbing."

I have every IL-2 game/expansion/etc. to this point. No sale on the new publisher-gratifying rationing model...
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews

7. Re: Shadowrun Returns Jul 27, 2013, 18:44 Eirikrautha
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 13:33:
I loved Shadowrun for the SNES, I've read a few Shadowrun novels and rulebooks, I've watched people play the tabletop game, X-Com UFO Defense is one of my favorite games of all time, I could go for a single player RPG right now, seems like a must buy! Wait...checkpoint saves?!?!? HELL NO!!!!!! You can keep it, idiot devs.

While not ideal (I prefer FTL's save on exit, if you want a developer to prevent save SCUMMing... which I don't really care about), the save points are pretty frequent and have not been a problem so far. This game is worth it for the atmosphere and the toolkit alone. You're missing out...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 26, 2013, 17:06 Eirikrautha
 
Blue wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 09:38:
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 09:35:
Well, well, well. So the MechWarrior "community" is being asked for their input in order to help "fix" the game. How desperate must you be to have a town hall to get ideas?

This would be like the Diablo3 creators holding a town hall on how to fix their game. Answer: you can't. The basic design premise (in the case of Diablo3: RMAH, in the case of MWO: Multi only, microtrans) has limited your ability to make a fun game. Your design is based on balancing fun versus money... and the balance sucks. The only way to fix it is through reducing the money side so that the fun side is larger... and no company on the planet is going to lower the MONEY side (especially when they are already hurting).

I wanted to like MWO... I really did. But what I (and I believe most other MW fans) wanted was a single player game with a good story, and decent multiplayer SECOND! Not a multiplayer only grindfest... Is MWO willing to go that far (the answer is obviously no...)?

If my understanding is correct, no one asked the community for this feedback, the community is asking that their voices be heard.
Ahhhhh! OK. That's even more depressing. The first step in any recovery program is admitting you have a problem, and MWO isn't even there yet...
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions

1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 26, 2013, 09:35 Eirikrautha
 
Well, well, well. So the MechWarrior "community" is being asked for their input in order to help "fix" the game. How desperate must you be to have a town hall to get ideas?

This would be like the Diablo3 creators holding a town hall on how to fix their game. Answer: you can't. The basic design premise (in the case of Diablo3: RMAH, in the case of MWO: Multi only, microtrans) has limited your ability to make a fun game. Your design is based on balancing fun versus money... and the balance sucks. The only way to fix it is through reducing the money side so that the fun side is larger... and no company on the planet is going to lower the MONEY side (especially when they are already hurting).

I wanted to like MWO... I really did. But what I (and I believe most other MW fans) wanted was a single player game with a good story, and decent multiplayer SECOND! Not a multiplayer only grindfest... Is MWO willing to go that far (the answer is obviously no...)?
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party

24. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 16:29 Eirikrautha
 
Ehhh, I liked it better when it was just called StarCraft. Granted it's prettier now, but anytime I'm supposed to measure my play in made-up units (APM, anyone?), it sounds way too much like work...  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation

6. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 21, 2013, 17:32 Eirikrautha
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2013, 12:36:
While we were already familiar with how the new Kinect is nearly ten times more precise than the old version, he showed off the ability for Kinect 2.0 to be able to scan your body and put it on an avatar in the game in full 3D, even going so far as to being able to transpose your expressions onto the avatar,

Even when you don't ask it to! I wonder if it can scan/render all your fingers, or say, just the middle one????

Here's a function that is just begging to be misused for porn. Or should I have said "misused"?
 
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News Comments > Redshirt Video

1. Re: Redshirt Video Jul 20, 2013, 15:01 Eirikrautha
 
Oh dear God! If this is the benefit of more women in game design, repeal the 19th Amendment!!!! (j/k)

Seriously, though, I can't see a single part of this game that I would find entertaining. "Social networking" is annoying enough in real life... I sure as hell don't want to do it in my off-time...
 
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News Comments > On Sale

34. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 14:37 Eirikrautha
 
killer_roach wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 03:05:
mch wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 02:48:
I've done both Borderlands 2 and Dishonored for $10, I'm pleased enough with the sale.

Of big stuff, I just got GRID 2 and Tomb Raider. Picked up Dishonored earlier for a similar price, so I didn't need it now.

I've gotten a handful of indie titles on the cheap as well, in particular Strike Suit Infinity, Retro/Grade, and Super House Of Dead Ninjas, but I've mostly been taking a pass on the major games.

What'd you think of Strike Suit? I've been considering it ($3 is nothing, really), but I've heard that the gameplay difficulty ramps up so much it gets un-fun pretty quickly...
 
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News Comments > LoL Players Athletes

16. Re: LoL Players Athletes Jul 13, 2013, 09:49 Eirikrautha
 
ldonyo wrote on Jul 13, 2013, 09:18:
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 13, 2013, 09:10:
Not a big deal, call me up when ESPN starts covering LoL tourney's
They'll show it on ESPN 8 right after Dodgeball.
I can't wait to hear Pepper Brook's and Cotton McKnight's insightful commentary on those games!

Cotton: "Pepper, it appears that {in}Ex1le666 has just accused a teammate of feeding and being ghey!"

Pepper: "Well, he does look a little hungry... And slightly effeminate..."
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization

1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 11, 2013, 20:32 Eirikrautha
 
Brilliant on Eidos' part. They must have been jealous that MS and EA were getting all the gamer-hate, so they decided to make their own pitch for infamy.

Unless you have clearly stated in your promo materials (or elsewhere during purchase) that your game won't operate on a jailbroken device, then you have just stolen $7 from each customer who can't play it. This is pretty close to weapons-grade stupidity here...
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Movie Status

37. Re: World of Warcraft Movie Status Jul 4, 2013, 10:31 Eirikrautha
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 06:37:
I dont know, spending hunderds of millions of dollars on CGI for something that two guys in rubber suits can do for a significantly less amount of money (and for 2000x the Cheeze!) isnt exactly paying homage to these films. Its paying homage to Michael Bay!

OK, now that was funny...
 
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