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Signed On Jan 20, 2001, 09:41
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News Comments > Space Marine Postmortem
9. Re: Space Marine Postmortem Oct 13, 2011, 03:35 .Drifter
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 01:47:
Kosigan wrote on Oct 12, 2011, 21:40:
It's alright Relic. You guys rock anyway. <3 Homeworld

Those guys USED to rock.

Dawn of War 2 was a joke, Space Marine is barely tolerable.

They should be knocking out Homeworld 3, and a real DoW sequel, not this various 3rd person shooter and fake RTS nonsense.

After Homeworld 2, I don't know that I want Relic to make a Homeworld 3.
For me, it's like they retconned nearly the whole origin story they told in the first game, took a step back from Cataclysm in terms of weapon advancements, and then made you rush through the whole friggin' game so it was hard to even enjoy it. I get that you're being chased and hounded by the enemy, but a break every now and then would have been nice.
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News Comments > id On RAGE "Cluster!@#$" and Lead Platforms
98. Re: id On RAGE Oct 8, 2011, 05:57 .Drifter
Jackplug wrote on Oct 8, 2011, 04:28:
So I with the likes of Doom 4 will be just another console rip, so that will be pirated to hell cos no fucker is gonna buy it on the pc not after this palaver.

Always find it funny to read a game isn't worth buying, which implies it has no value, and yet is worth pirating, which implies it does have value.
If I feel a game isn't worth buying, and it has no value to me, I ignore it.

Not saying you endorse piracy, or are saying you plan to pirate the game, btw. I'm just commenting on the statement in general, since I see variations of it all the time.
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News Comments > Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience"
35. Re: Rumored Syndicate Details Promise a "Visceral FPS Experience" Sep 11, 2011, 20:34 .Drifter
I wait all these years for a sequel to Syndicate and I finally get it.
An FPS, because that's the sequel everyone wanted to the original.

As a side note, I'm surprised no one has really commented on the protagonist's name.
Miles Kilo.
Sounds like it belongs in Speed Racer, not a Syndicate game.
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year
9. Re: Star Trek Online Going Free-to-Play This Year Sep 1, 2011, 20:50 .Drifter
Jivaro wrote on Sep 1, 2011, 19:47:
I can tell none of you has played the game recently.

That said, Cryptic deserves all of your criticisms and more for how the game launched. Making the Trek universe into a "shoot first ask questions later" experience was idiotic. There has been much improvement, particularly when it comes to mission variation and substance, but not very many people wanted to wait it out while Cryptic made changes, particularly when most of those people could look at Champions Online and not see much of a reason to believe that the game would change for the better.

Then Cryptic finds out its up for sale and basically internal development stopped. Fortunately it was after the player mission editor (think City of Heroes) was added, but still things kinda stopped. Now with another ST MMO in development and SWTOR coming I am not sure this game has a future regardless of what Perfect World does with it. F2P is really their only option, and truth be told, it should have been done quite some time ago.

I would also add that not being associated with Atari any longer can only be a good thing for Cryptic. Perfect World can't possibly worse then Atari. Seriously, I would rather work for Bobby K and Activision then sign up with Atari.

Didn't DS:9 largely go the way of "shoot first, ask questions later" first, when they started the Dominion wars to try and boost ratings? I don't know, I quit watching it around that time.
As for ST:O, from what I've played of it lately they do seem to be tweaking it a bit each patch, with the whole ground combat change being the biggest lately.
Wonder what they're going to do with lifetimers though? Champions grandfathered them in under the new system, but that was before Perfect World acquired them, ST:O will be after. Gonna be a lot of butt hurt people if their lifetime subs go "poof" on them.
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News Comments > Firefall Beta Begins
4. Re: Firefall Beta Begins Aug 30, 2011, 01:15 .Drifter
I misread it first as Firestart.
Gave me a nostalgic flashback to Project Firestart.
They either need to remake that game, or at least release it on GOG.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 27, 2011, 01:55 .Drifter
I would think that the reason Xbox games running on 6 year old hardware looked so close to PC games was because most PC games that are also on the Xbox are just direct ports of the Xbox game, meaning they'd look the same anyway.
As for standardizing hardware for better performance, that just makes me think "hey, let's turn PC's into consoles!"
And while I'm not an expert, wouldn't ditching Windows (in any form) and coming up with a game centric OS that allowed for more direct access of the hardware be an option about as good as or even better than standardizing hardware until you have the equivalent of a console?
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Aug 20, 2011, 21:38 .Drifter
Every store in my area is sold out of the Touchpad.
Every online site I've checked has been sold out too, if they even list it, even those that have not dropped the price.
Heck, even HP's website says it's out of stock, lol.
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News Comments > DmC Devil May Cry Gamescom Trailer
5. Re: DmC Devil May Cry Gamescom Trailer Aug 17, 2011, 01:46 .Drifter
I only see Dante once, at the 36 second mark.
This other character is not Dante.
Can't be.
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
5. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Aug 5, 2011, 20:03 .Drifter
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 5, 2011, 17:04:
I would rather see a company do hot fixes every day for a year, then a company that only does them every 6 months IF that (Cryptic Studio's City of Heroes).
I wouldn't mind that either if it were actually a hot fix instead of a hot mess.
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News Comments > Thursday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Thursday Legal Briefs Aug 4, 2011, 23:47 .Drifter
I'm guessing they mean using the likenesses is a form of freedom of speech?
Unless they're referring to the likenesses being religious in nature. Enough people seem to worship athletes, so I guess stopping them from using the likenesses could amount to stopping someone from practicing their religion.
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News Comments > Blizzard TMs Mists of Pandaria
16. Re: Blizzard TMs Mists of Pandaria Aug 3, 2011, 01:58 .Drifter
Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I seem to remember reading once that Blizzard said they'd never put Pandarians in the game since it would piss off too many Chinese players.
Something about China not caring for Pandas in games, or something, a cultural thing.
All those gold farming accounts lost would be a good bit of missing revenue, it it were true.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 7, 2011, 22:32 .Drifter
For BRINK, the regenerating health wasn't really a complaint for me, most of the time, since you can die so fast it wasn't really much of a factor in most of the games I played.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 14, 2011, 01:00 .Drifter
Not sure if it has anything to do with the new Netflix redesign or what, but I went to watch Last Exile on my xbox, was forced to download an update, made it through one episode. As soon as the episode finished, the xbox locked up.
Powered down/up, tried to watch a second episode, and now I can't even get Netflix to connect.
Wondering at this point if Netflix has just been hacked . . .
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News Comments > Brink Patched
4. Re: Brink Patched Jun 9, 2011, 01:02 .Drifter
Not sure what else they added, but where I used to be able to run the game with ambient occlusion on, now I cannot as it stutters insanely badly.
Seriously wish they'd fix the teammate AI a bit, as I still have issues finding any games online when I actually get time to play.
And the motivation to even play the game any more.
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine E3 Trailer
13. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine E3 Trailer Jun 7, 2011, 23:49 .Drifter
While I'd love a Homeworld 3, I don't believe Relic has the rights to it. Last I heard, it was Sierra, and I don't who who has them now.
Besides, after Homeworld 2 and all the retconning they did to the story, and the changes to available technology and gameplay, I think I'd rather have someone else make a Homeworld 3.
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News Comments > Prototype 2 E3 Trailer
2. Re: Prototype 2 E3 Trailer Jun 5, 2011, 23:12 .Drifter
Didn't finish it myself due to windows version having some bugs that affected me.
Apparently several others too, going by the official forum.
Of course, all ignored, no patch.
Biggest was a bug caused by an apparent conflict between the game and the drivers for windows Sidewinder mice. Had to disable HID devices in device manager to even get the game to run and not be a slide show. Of course, that disabled all advanced features of the mouse (dpi changing, etc).
Didn't help with sound issues, or crashes, though.
Won't be getting the second on PC, probably not console either.
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Demo
95. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Demo Jun 4, 2011, 01:48 .Drifter
Got the beta, tried to play, looks like crap.
Not talking about default graphics either, since I can't even see them because everything looks like the shaders and textures are totally jacked.
Character models are green and yellow, wall textures flash, and some weird reflective mirror like substance covers everything with such a high lens flare, I can't tell what anything is half the time.
Downloading it again didn't help either.
Changing settings has no effect, and this is the only game with an issue even similar to this.
Could be the drivers on my card (nvidia 460) have an incompatibility or something, they're 266.58.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Hunted: The Demon's Forge
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Hunted: The Demon's Forge Jun 1, 2011, 05:18 .Drifter
Game has been pretty linear, as far as I've played.
Graphics, at default setting, do look kind of sub par. Setting everything to high helps a bit though. Even so, the main characters (hero/villain) look noticeably better than NPC's. Environments vary a bit, but are nothing special.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Hunted: The Demon's Forge
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Hunted: The Demon's Forge Jun 1, 2011, 01:29 .Drifter
Unlocked for me Monday at around 11:20pm'ish, seems pretty good so far. You can tell it's a console port though, due to the limited graphic options.
Keyboard/mouse controls seem solid though.
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News Comments > Brink DLC and Stats Plans
8. Re: Brink DLC and Stats Plans May 28, 2011, 01:40 .Drifter
The Half Elf wrote on May 27, 2011, 23:17:
My issue is just how some of the choke points are setup, or if you take over a command center you can't spawn there, only at checkpoints. The hacking the Nav computer room is just layed out badly, along with the hacking the safe room. But on other maps, like trying to get to the crane are well done.

Also agree.
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