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Rome 2 killer camel DLC backlash prompts rethink at Creative Assembly

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5 years ago

@Der_tolle_Emil The industry hasn't even existed for half a century, let alone a century, or even many centuries. That and the practice in question is a rather new approach that has not existed in the industry for more than a decade.

Pro-tip: Speaking in hyperbole makes one look quite ignorant and irrational.
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This is what a 10,000 unit space battle looks like

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5 years ago

@averraiher technically both you and @ExcellentBenji are correct, but you are more correct. It is 64bit.

Wikipedia refers to it as x86-64
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Quake Live gets its own standalone client

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5 years ago

"in order to alleviate the compatibility issues that exist within browsers, we've decided to opt for a route of compatibility issues with your OS instead"

This makes no sense at all. The sole purpose behind being a browser game is to make it more accessible. So the solution to make it more accessible is to make it less accessible to people on different OS'es?

Does. Not. Compute.
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PlayStation 4 Press Conference Live Report

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6 years ago

@lordofleisure "at the moment" is an understatement.
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6 years ago

No wonder so many viewers & so much lag - it's the same video feed here as on gamespot, IGN and probably others...
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Waking Mars on sale for $1.99 to celebrate Curiosity landing

SikoSoft

7 years ago

This is non-news - some game publisher saw the opportunity to cease the moment to exploit the current accomplishment of Curiousity by using the occasion to hawk their game.

Congratulations, Eurogamer is a patsy and fell for it.
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Resident Evil-themed restaurant opening in Japan next month

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7 years ago

I am so there!

Having never been to Japan before, I have to say this is pretty awesome timing for me as I will land in Tokyo July 12th for my summer vacation. :)

I'll be sure to take lots of pics to post online.
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Blizzard threatens Diablo 3 cheaters and hackers with permanent bans

SikoSoft

7 years ago

Despite the fact that others have (no doubt) voiced this message similarly:

I find it absolutely bizarre and unethical that a company can sell you a product they require you to connect to their servers to play (even alone), and then if you cheat (even just for your own end), they take away your ability to play at all?

Essentially; the seller of a product becomes unhappy with how you're using the product, and as a response they take their product back (while keeping your money).

The only way I could ever see this justified is if they give you a full refund.
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Error 3006: players discover game breaking bug in Diablo 3

SikoSoft

7 years ago

@SEVQA @Ezzekiel

To be fair, it was posted as a comment - I'm not sure if that was the "proper" way of reporting bugs for beta (especially since all 4000 comments are just there together, unsorted).

But you are definitely right - it was mentioned on Blizzard's site in some capacity a little bit back.
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Cliffy B: Japan game devs must not ignore multiplayer

SikoSoft

7 years ago

Shut up, Clifford.

You are not the all-knowing authority on video-games.
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MMO to offer female players in-game discounts

SikoSoft

7 years ago

yeah, cause that's a whole lot easier than actually catering to gameplay & content that females might naturally be drawn to.

It's funny how the number of female gamers is skyrocketing, but game companies are not taking this into account as the target audience is almost always 15-35 males.

And what, tacking on some little promotions is supposed to solve that?
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Capcom defends on-disc DLC

SikoSoft

7 years ago

It isn't a bit odd to anyone that the term DLC is an acronym for "DownLoad Content"..?

Am I the only one who finds it inaccurate to describe the content as download content since you aren't downloading a thing.

Call it what it is: locked out content.
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Iwata: Nintendo "proved" handheld naysayers were wrong

SikoSoft

7 years ago

And yet Nintendo still reported an annual loss.

hmmm...
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Resident Evil 6 is Capcom's biggest ever production

SikoSoft

7 years ago

How many of those 600 are in marketing?
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Notch asks permission to spy on your Minecraft habits

SikoSoft

7 years ago

I gotta agree with TheMoonRat here - the headline containing the word "spy" is incredibly misleading if you read the article and accept that you're being ASKED about it.

Do we really need to tabloid up everything here? It's not necessary, and if I wanted to read a bunch of over-stated sensationalist exaggerations, I'd go to Kotaku.
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Capcom opens restaurant, shows off absurd menu

SikoSoft

7 years ago

Plan B?

What - are you serious? Finding any and every way to squeeze money out of anything has always been Capcom's Plan A.
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Minecraft jungle biome, creatures coming soon

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7 years ago

As much as I love all these new additions to Minecraft on a regular basis, I'm getting a bit tired of having to throw out existing worlds to take advantage of new stuff.

Why on earth aren't they designing the seed/level generation to be gracefully ready for future biome changes?

As it seems now, with any biome changes, the seeding/randomization will change drastically even when using the same seed.

There are better solutions than to how it is being handled now!
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Minecraft 1.1 update out now

SikoSoft

7 years ago

I noticed the sheep deal right away - I have a farm with 100+ sheep which I would routinely mate for wool. I took one step into the farm and saw all these patches of missing grass, then every few seconds sheep would eat.

I was sheering like a mofo and the wool just kept coming back and back!

:) :) :)

Yay for this - it makes pixel art and decoration much more sustainable.
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The most pirated PC, Wii, 360 games of 2011

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7 years ago

"Specialist site TorrentFreak estimated, using several sources of data...."

Well that's all I needed to hear - I'm convinced. Someone summed up some numbers from several sources, so this shit is definitely LEGIT!
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BioWare explains recent spate of SWTOR bans

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7 years ago

I agree Eraysor.

I will never understand this demonizing of people who use exploits. Now, I'm not the type to use them (design exploits yes, technical exploits no), but that doesn't mean I think they are all evil kiddies needing to be banned.

They are adhering to the games logic. The source of what is and isn't allowed. The whole point of programming logic and rules is so you don't need to say "do this, don't do that".

If people end up exploiting the nature of logic that wasn't well thought-through, then we should be in an outrage over the people who didn't think it through, not the people exploiting it.
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Bethesda refutes Skyrim PS3 lag claims by Fallout NV dev

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7 years ago

I found it interesting they were so quick to argue the claimed cause, but didn't provide any background as to what the problem *is* caused by (if this dev was talking nonsense as they say)...
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Digital Foundry vs. PS3 Skyrim Lag

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7 years ago

I'm roughly 120 hours in on Xbox 360. I have seen some stuttering, but it's quite irregular, unpredictable and probably not as bad as described on the PS3.

Oddly enough the stuttering has shown itself more times, the longer I've gotten in, so I do wonder if there is a connection.

In the first 20 hours of play I maybe say the frame-rate completely hiccup frozen for 5 seconds a couple of different times.

Since then I have seen stutter maybe 10-25 times more; the stuttering moments last a bit longer when they do happen now, and on a couple occasions, the game appears frozen. Actually, the game has frozen 3-5 times (slim console).

On an unrelated note, I have not patched to 1.2 because of the horrible things people have been saying about it.
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Activision denies storing Call of Duty Elite passwords in plain text

SikoSoft

7 years ago

"Most companies that store information use one-way encryption software that ensures they never actually know what their customer passwords are. "

WTF - one way 'encryption software'?!?! Is this written for computer illiterate retards?

It's a *hashing algorithm* - a meager function; not some elaborate package of software. In all my years of using md5, I've never once heard anyone refer to it (or any other one-way algorithm) as "encryption SOFTWARE".


"encryption software" .... give me a break.

Are you trying to make this seem more fantasy and cool than it is, EG?
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Skyrim patch 1.2 has resistance-breaking bug

SikoSoft

7 years ago

One day a studio will release a patch that does nothing but provides fixes and that's it.

Seriously - it could happen!!!
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Assassin's Creed Ezio costume in Final Fantasy 13-2

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7 years ago

Quick - pre-order the game at [insert some big retailer here] to receive a FREE download code to get this absolutely unique outfit.

(yawn)
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Petition asks Obama to destroy all copies of Skyrim

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7 years ago

Eurogamer actually believed something on Christwire was anything but satire? You have got to be kidding me!

I suddenly lost a lot of respect for Eurogamer.

I mean, seriously, anyone can see everything on that site is satire from 10 miles away. Someone sent me the link to their article on Skyrim last week - it took me a whopping 2 seconds to realize it was satire after I remembered they did the hilarious one on Assassin's Creed making children homosexual antichrists.
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Massive Minecraft user statistics revealed

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8 years ago

When one log-in actually means something in Minecraft - than I'll actually care what this is supposed to say. But the reality is Minecraft crashes all the time for many people, requiring new log-in after new log-in. On one of my setups, I would have to restart the game 10 times every hour (10 log-ins from a single person per hour of online play). When you take into account all the other users that report stability issues, I'm a bit surprised it is this little considering how many people play the game.

Plus lets not forget the many times you encounter server stability issues and need to log back on and off to get things working here. I won't even touch all the times players are kicked from a game when someone else drops XP orbs (thus requiring every further log-ins).

To me all this statistic says is Mojang really needs to work on their stability and implement a more streamlined approach to playing the game both offline and online.
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Valve confirms Steam security breach

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8 years ago

Maybe now development companies (games/back-end/web/IT) will start to constantly have a group of security experts working along with the rest of the team throughout the whole project. Not just, the dev team building something and having a security audit, but a full blown group of security nuts in constant cooperation with the work-flow of the rest of the team.
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Xbox Crysis doesn't require perma-net

SikoSoft

8 years ago

"you'll need to recover the Gamertag within 10 minutes to resume gameplay."

Is this a joke?

I've never been able to recover my gamertag in 10 minutes *ever*.

I don't know how it is for all of you, but recovering my gamertag on a 100Mb internet connection takes a minimum of least 15-20 minutes each and every time.

Recovering my gamertag in under 10 minutes isn't even possible!
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Microsoft evaluates its E3 performance

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8 years ago

"It's similar to last year where some of the core gaming media walked out of E3 a little sceptical about Kinect and said 'I'm never going to do that'. But a lot of them also went and bought Kinect and said 'Oh my god, I love it, I break it out when I'm having a party, I play with my girlfriend, finally I can play with my kids.'


Reaaaaaaallly??

Who are these people?

I have a kinect because I got it on sale for much cheaper. Since day one of trying it out, it just sits there collecting dust. I know only one other person with it and he too never uses it.

Now granted many of us may have bought one, I don't think many actually use it in the way they say.
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Activision fined 1m for price raising

SikoSoft

8 years ago

So when you put this together with Reggie and Nintendo's anger over all the cheap games in the app store and how that is all bad for the industry... well, it kinda all makes sense now doesn't it?
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Angry Birds Nintendo 3DS confirmed

SikoSoft

8 years ago

See, it's not the cheap games that are ruining the industry per se, it's when games are being sold cheaply that is the problem.

Herein lies the proof - Angry Birds and similar games at a buck or two are destroying the industry, but if they are sold at 30-50 bucks, it's all good in the hood.

WTF
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Nintendo: Low app prices threaten industry

SikoSoft

8 years ago

Cheap games aren't threatening the industry - they are threatening those in the industry who have taken the industry for granted.

One of the primary principles of an open-market system is the concept of competition. If you're competitor is finding ways to produce similar content at fractions of your cost, then you need to re-evaluate your strategy.

As some of you who said - you find rubbish games at $1, $2, $10, $50 and ... well whatever they are going to try and get away with charging us on the next generation of platforms.

If the price some other small development studios are charging is scaring them: GOOD! Maybe the industry won't be about the people controlling it anymore, and more about the people it was once about (gamers who like to game).
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Michael Phelps Kinect game announced

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8 years ago

"puts you in complete control"

If you're like me, all you care about is does it let you hit the bong?

Even better would be if you got to pick the strain.
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New Xbox dashboard updates unveiled

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9 years ago

Unimpressed.

How about for once in the Xbox 360's lifetime, Microsoft adds an update that makes the clumsy, cumbersome menu system FAST AND RESPONSIVE?!

We've been waiting for this for ages now, and they never even comment on it like it isn't an issue, and most gamers don't even discuss it anymore because we're so used to it always being that way.

Wouldn't it be nice to hit the Xbox button on your controller and the menu to instantly be there, and not leave you enduring multiple-second waits on everything you do in that blasted menu?!
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Square unveils FFXIV currency

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9 years ago

While I completely feel for folks who have to pay with the GBP (since the exchange rate means they are paying quite a bit more than folks paying with the Euro) - sadly, I can't say that this sort of thing is anything new.

Microsoft points and just about every other "virtual" currency typically costs folks throughout the world different prices all the time, which is frustratingly unfair.

For example, Americans pay $10 for 800 Microsoft points, whereas we in Sweden are paying about $14! The same probably happens all over because countries are still using a degenerated currency (the US dollar) as the standard, so the rest of us are always getting screwed on the conversion.

Only here it seems they just made 1 euro = 1 GBP out of "convenience" and practicality. It sucks since many people are getting screwed over it, but companies love to do this crap.

Why can't they just charge the same exact rate of exchange at the time you purchase your points? Much in the manner of how paypal works, it would be nice if all of us paid the same price instead of giving some people a break at the cost of the rest of us.
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MS: Kinect will sell over 3m this xmas

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9 years ago

If they really try to squeeze ANOTHER 5 years out of this generation's console, they may be committing corporate suicide.

As many other gamers in this thread have already echoed the feeling of: the newest games are already struggling with dealing with the hardware restraints. Games today are already starting to show their age, and too many sacrifices continue to be made in console development today.

One fundamental principal I use to determine when it's about time for a new generation of consoles is to be observant to frame-rate issues and pop-up. As a new generation of consoles comes out, games always seem to have less frame rate lag, and less pop-up, simply because the developers are working with something that gives them a lot more power than before. As a console is ending its life you start to see pop-up much more often and performance issues much more frequently as developers try to keep up with the visual standard of the day while coping with hardware that doesn't want to make it possible.

I also think it's kind of silly to not even PLAN ahead since it basically gives your competition the upper hand. It's odd considering that in the past it was only 2-3 years after a new console was out that the manufacturers were already showing their plans for the even newer one.

Machinima/InsideGaming is right when they say manufacturers today are trying to squeeze every little penny and day of life out of the consoles today as possible because they are spending too much competing to make this worth their while anymore.

Crash and burn, kiddies.

Crash and burn.

It's coming.
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Suda51 concerned by PlayStation Move

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9 years ago

I actually completely agree with what he is saying. I too find it quite odd (and cheap on Sony's part) that you have to buy the two different devices separately.

I also disagree with the assertion that this is fine on the Wii... Maybe folks do not get "confused", but aggravated that they need to buy an extra controller component to play many games. If you want to do many multiplayer games, instead of just buying an extra controller, you have to buy TWO separate controller devices for that one person.

This isn't about "controllers being sold in pairs", as someone so thoughtlessly put it. This is about two DIFFERENT controller components being sold separately from each other, when the chances are most games ideally will want to work with both said devices.

It's like selling you a taco and a the shell separately.. You can eat it on your plate, but it's intended to go with something else you have to buy at an additional cost.

Can so many of you not really seem to grasp the basic criticism here..?
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The new Xbox 360 controller

SikoSoft

9 years ago

I am confused - I notice he didn't even attempt to elaborate on why the ABXY buttons are gray and not colored... Does this mean that when the controller is on the buttons glow their respective color?If it doesn't and if it just means they are all one color, this is going to do wonders in damage to the intuitive feel of so many games that show buttons on screen by color to assist you. Granted, for most of us hardcore gamers who know the buttons by heart it may not affect us much, but I pity a newer gamer playing one of the hundreds of games that show the buttons by color IN-GAME.Plus, I honestly think more of us hardcore gamers have probably learned to associate the button placement more by the colors than the letters, meaning it can even confuse many people when playing one of these games where the color is used as an indicator in game.I really hope the keys glow in the respective colors, otherwise, I feel this was an absolutely idiotic thing to do.And wtf - 65 dollars? Are they trying to redefine the term "overpriced"? They only sell it with the play and charge kit because to justify the cost, when that accessory is already overpriced. I will never buy one of those play and charge kits again... I took one apart to see how it worked inside and see how I could go about replacing the batteries (since they will be useless in under a year) and I discovered that they slap in 1300 mA batters - about the cheapest ones you can buy! Almost all the rechargeable batteries I buy are 2300-2600 and they keep getting higher today, so Microsoft is really screwing you on that P&C kit as well.
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