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  • Guild Wars 2 unveils Engineer profession

  • c0Zm1c 20/05/2011

    It's set 250 years after the first game.



    One more profession reveal to go. I hope it's a case of them leaving the best until last - the Mesmer.
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  • Guild Wars 2 footage features Charr

  • c0Zm1c 25/04/2011

    While I don't mind a bit of NIN it, and anything like it, has absolutely no place in a game such as this.

    I was so happy when I read that Jeremy Soule was back to do the music for this sequel. His music for the first game is just fantastic.
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  • Play indie games, get PC Portal 2 early

  • c0Zm1c 16/04/2011

    @metalangel



    Kudos to EA and Activision if they ever do something like this.
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  • Guild Wars 2: How to make MMOs better

  • c0Zm1c 14/04/2011

    "There wont be a sense of community you get in a pay monthly MMO."



    I've found being able to easily jump to a popular town or outpost - where other players are guaranteed to be hanging around - actually increases the sense of community.



    "It will play more like a single player game really. Just as Guild Wars 1 was with everyone just running around playing with NPC henchmen."



    That can be a blessing as much it may seem a curse. My heroes tend to be more reliable than many other players I've partied with. They won't rage quit for a start!
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  • Fez dev: PC and PSN "would make sense"

  • c0Zm1c 30/03/2011

    @andyskater

    Ignore him. He's just trolling (...again.) He probably cheated on someone who plays PC games, who then burnt all his belongings. And now he's out for vengeance. It's the best explanation for such a passionate and relentless hate towards PC gaming.



    The only concrete statistic is that 100% of what he claims is rubbish.
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  • Treyarch hiring for new Call of Duty

  • c0Zm1c 29/03/2011

    @EmmelinePankhurst

    "Visionaries like Vince Zampella redefined the first person shooter with the first Call of Duty game back in 2007."



    Eh? ...the first Call of Duty game was released in 2003. And was a WWII game.



    Further to your other comment, the Tom Clancy games have been doing modern combat since the late 1990's.
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  • Angry Birds dev lays into Xbox Live

  • c0Zm1c 29/03/2011

    "Remember the Crazy Frog?"



    I may never be able to forget it! *shudders*
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  • Crysis 2's DirectX 11 patch in doubt

  • c0Zm1c 29/03/2011

    I don't have a DX11 card, and since the game looks fantastic and runs fine on my two-year old GTX295 I can't say I care.



    It's testament to Crytek's ability in crafting game engines more than it is the technical prowess of any hardware spec or API.



    I can't help but commend them to be perfectly honest.
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  • Guild Wars 2

  • c0Zm1c 23/03/2011

    "they'll no doubt be a never-ending stream of 'exploiting' skill configs (as with GW1)"



    If by exploiting you mean gimmicky builds I don't think they'll make the same mistake again as they did with Shadow Form, and with secondary professions gone not everyone is going to be able to - for example - spirit spam it through the game should such a method be possible in GW2. It's a shame though. While their reason for dropping secondary professions to make balancing easier is arguably sensible, at the same time variety of play styles and choice of skills on a single character will take a knock in the process.
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  • c0Zm1c 23/03/2011

    "@10 All of this has allready been in GW1. AFK gets flagged/kicked etc. Shame that article doesn't contain this, because many thing in GW2 are in GW1 and they have only been made better. You can see other people in your district or in the same mission, so you can invite them, or you can go with AIs (henchmen or customisable heroes). I really advise to look into GW1 as key features of GW2 are from it."



    What game have you been playing? You can't invite people into your group from within a mission, and if someone goes AFK you're basically a man down, and either have to carry on with less people or have to resign/leave, regroup and restart. You can report people for leeching in PVP, but it doesn't kick them from the game, they just get dishonour points if the majority of the team report them.
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  • c0Zm1c 23/03/2011

    "Everyone can join in, but if you're joining a difficult dynamic event right in the middle, you won't have the time to coordinate. And what of people who will just enter an event, and purposefully go AFK or hardly contribute? People will still feel threatened by new arrivals, because events become harder, then."



    The developer has commented on this in the past. Content scales based on whatever players are around/contributing at the time, and anyone not contributing (AFK) will receive less or no rewards.
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  • Latest Crysis 2 campaign footage

  • c0Zm1c 19/03/2011

    Looks awesome. I thought the switch in location from a tropical island to a cityscape would make for dull visuals but it doesn't seem to have faired that badly at all (although I'm sure the new engine helps a lot!) Reply +1
  • Game of the Week: Shogun 2

  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    "Why should I pay full price for a game and then have some third party tell me whether I can play it, where to install it and force me to be connected to the internet?"



    ...I take it that's the reason.



    The install directory is easy enough to find, other than that why would you need your games to be installed to a specific directory?



    I really don't see the problem with having to be online. Unless of course you're still on dial-up? Do you disconnect your PC from the internet when you're away from it?
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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    Why don't you like Steam, Zangrief? Reply +4
  • Volition: PC still worth investing in

  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    I didn't win? Nooooooooo!



    I shall try harder in the next generation of consoles.
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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    Define "mainstream AAA developer". Do you just mean a developer that pours a lot of money/effort into its games?



    I don't believe the PC is at the "forefront of the industry." I believe the developers are. Perhaps you meant to word that differently? It's safe to say that the consoles are at the forefront of marketing though.
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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    "Ok C0Zm1c list your points that i've failed to address an i will address them. I have not intentionally ignored these points. I have probably taken more notice of the insults and sarcasm aimed at me. I want to be reasonable so if you list the points people have put towards me that i've ignored i will address them. "



    I'm not picking through the whole thread (and the previous thread where you posted under the name Dr_Doom) and listing them all, you can go back and read them yourself if you're that bothered about commenting on them.



    But I will ask, why do you constantly claim Blizzard is the only company that makes games exclusively for the PC, AAA or otherwise? You know this isn't true so why say it?
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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    @Zangrief

    "Oh if Valve are happy to give away the PC for free with PS3 version purchased, can you honestly imagine them giving away a PS3 version with a bought copy of the PC version? No you can't. Because it would never happen."



    I guess I'm wasting my time here, but regardless... you do realise that every copy of a console game has a license fee attached? It would also require said console game to be shipped on a disc which would add to the cost of distribution.



    There is no license fee attached to PC games. And I don't know how they intend to distribute the PC version of Portal 2 along with the PS3 version, but since it will require the Steam service anyway, to install and run the game, then they could easily include it in the form of a printed code, which would cost hardly anything.



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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    @Zangrief, you can't take me serious because in doing so you'd have to admit that much of what you claim is rubbish. I notice you even contradicted yourself in one instance in this comment section, with relation to what you've previously claimed elsewhere on this site in the recent past.



    I do agree with a few of the things you say, but how can you honestly expect people to take you serious when 1) you make a lot of bold claims that are obviously not true or need backing up with evidence that you always fail to provide and 2) whenever anyone posts a reasonable comment directed at you, you just ignore it. You call everyone who opposes your so-called "facts" fanboys regardless of the manner its addressed towards you. That would make you the fanboy actually. But I'm guessing you're not prepared to admit that. The people who throw that term around the most usually are fanboys themselves.



    I have a preference for PC gaming, yes. If that makes me a PC fanboy, then okay. So what? Would you deny that you have a preference? Am I an "over-zealous PC fanboy mentalist"? Only when people like you are rubbishing the platform with baseless claims. Your above post has some good examples of that (aswell as more abuse of the term "fanboy.")



    And for the record, even though I spend most of my gaming time on my PC (mostly Guild Wars, much to my fellow forumite's disapproval *looks at Goodfella*), my favourite game from last year was actually a console game...
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  • c0Zm1c 18/03/2011

    "Or maybe how Esso will just give awy brand new cars so people have to put fuel in them."



    Good analogy actually. Games are the "fuel" of console gaming, that's where the money is made back on selling the consoles at a loss. They pretty much can't afford to give away console games for free, at least not on as regularly a basis as, say, Valve can with their PC games. Portal 1 has been given away free on Steam, what, on two occasions now?
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  • c0Zm1c 17/03/2011

    @Zangrief/Dr_Doom, your own comments are exposing how big a grudge you hold against anything positive happening on the PC platform, especially as most of what you're saying is completely false. Let's face it, only a "blind console fanboy" would even dream of making claims that Blizzard is the only developer making games exclusive to the PC. Reply 0
  • c0Zm1c 17/03/2011

    Why would they give you a free copy of the PC version with a console version of said game? Is it perhaps to show you how greener the grass is on the other side? :P



    This is Valve, first and foremost a PC developer.
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  • c0Zm1c 17/03/2011

    "Guild Wars - 4-5 million copies"



    Guild Wars reached over 5 million copies sold in 2008. I think the last figure I read was 7 million copies sold. (EDIT: aah, it was over 6.5 million copies sold, so probably is around 7 million now.)



    As for Volition, put your money where your mouth is and give us Freespace 3. And none of this dumbed-down console crap, a full on space combat simulator like you used to make! (please)

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  • PC gaming is growing everywhere

  • c0Zm1c 03/03/2011

    Not that I'm complaining, but all of his comments have disappeared! Reply 0
  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    You dare call the glorious PC gaming Master Race scum? It is you, Dr_Doom, that is the filthy console gaming peasant scum. Know your place and stay in it, [fan]boy! Reply +1
  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    Really, the very idea of the PC dying as a gaming platform is absurd when you think about.



    It's been around for, what, three decades or more now? It's seen 5 console generations come, and 4 of them go. It's had it's ups and downs, but hello, it's still here and still a popular platform for gaming.



    The reason it's lasted this long and will continue to last is because, unlike the consoles, it's not a fixed specification. It's continually evolving. In fact, it's not even a gaming machine at heart. It's nothing at heart, not tied to any single or limited set of uses. It's a versatile machine that most people will want for much more than just gaming.



    That means a very large install base, something game developers love. And it ensures that the PC will remain a viable platform for game development for a long time to come.



    To be realistic the only way PC gaming could be killed off is if a competing machine, one with the same versatility in hardware and software, managed to take its place. And that's not going to be any of the consoles since they are much more limited in what they can do and, because of that fixed specification, have a limited lifespan.
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  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    He's won the Biggest Retard of the Year™ award.



    And we're only in March so that's pretty good going.



    Congratulations.
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  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    It's not entirely different. In principle it's the same thing. Info released about the current health of a platform. Reply +1
  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    "The irony is the very presence of an article like this presenting the notion that "PC gaming isn't dying" as NEWS proves something must be wrong. I mean you don't get articles that say "Guess what folks, Facebook is pretty popular you know". If something is doing so great you don't need an article informing the gaming community that it is doing so great."



    How come the console companies release info, which is subsequently reported in the news, on how many units they've shipped/sold then? Does that prove that there's something wrong with the health of their products? Of course not.
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  • c0Zm1c 02/03/2011

    Would you rather they write an article that starts with "It's time to start burying PC gaming?" Because that would be a whole lot worse!



    I think you're taking the article out of context. And seeing it as a stab at console gaming. It isn't. Saying it has the spotlight is a poor choice of words on Matt Ployhar's behalf, and is on a level with the hyperbole you've been putting here in the comments section. But that's merely quoted. Don't shoot the messenger.
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    "Everything. What makes the most money overall?"



    Success! If we're talking highstreet sales, the consoles. PC game sales on the highstreet have been dead for years now. You may not like the inclusion of downloads into the debate, but they are a factor - and on the consoles too. And Steam isn't the only PC game download service. This is where it becomes blurry. And then add in the MMO subscription charges (consoles as well) and other games that offer content through microtransactions (again, the consoles offer this too) and it becomes blurrier still.



    My answer is, I don't know. And, beyond blind guesswork, niether do you.
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    Why are you avoiding my question Dr_Doom? Stop trying to change the subject. If you cannot answer that simple question then you're the biggest console fanboy on the planet as far as i'm concerned. It's so pathetic it's hilarious. All you do is try and avoid by skirting round the issue and insulting and going round in circles. I'll ask again:



    Which sales are you referring to? Highstreet sales, download sales? Broadening things a little.. subscriptions charges, microtransactions?
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    Which sales are you referring to, Dr_Doom? Highstreet sales, download sales? Broadening things a little.. subscriptions charges, microtransactions? Reply 0
  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    "You didn't answer my question."



    And just how many questions addressed to you have you conveniently skipped since this all started?
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    There you go again with the so-called 'facts'. But where are the sources to back up these claims?



    You can't just make statements like this without something concrete to back it up and expect everyone to believe you. If you think you can then you are the idiot.



    Given the amount of PC's there are in the world, and that you can play games of some form on even the modest of PC systems I wouldn't even want to hazard a guess at which of the two - consoles or PC - is the bigger money maker.
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    More like you find it frustrating that you can't find a shred of evidence to support your idea that PC gaming is dead or even declining.



    Give it up. Because I'm having trouble hearing what you're saying all the way down there in that hole you've dug for yourself.
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    It's similar to Id Tech 5 (Rage) then, which I think is a very good approach to multiplatform development. Reply +1
  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    I've not played Dragon Age, but if Oblivion is anything to go by - which ditched the old PC interface and replaced it with a more console-friendly one, which I didn't have a problem with - it might not be a problem at all. I loved that game, and can't wait for Sky Rim. Reply 0
  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    Crysis 2 has no lead platform...



    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,70427...
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  • c0Zm1c 01/03/2011

    Not only is that PC Gaming is Dying article out of date, as mentioned, but it was barely relevant to the state of PC gaming at the time let alone now, six years on.



    If that's the best a Google search for anything 'PC' and 'dying' related can turn up, posted by someone clearly clutching at straws, then I think it's safe to say that PC gaming is fine. Rejoice.
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