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Ultimately, the difference between this sick f*** and a normal person with a moral compass, is that a normal person, even if he/she had access to videogames AND guns--like Lanza did--would STILL not spontaneously decide to go out and shoot another human being, let alone a child.

Do we all have the capability to kill? Yes, that's true. But would any stable person go through with such an horrific atrocity if provided the "ingredients," as you say? Absolutely not,... #16
506d ago by maelstromb | View comment
@aliengmr -- I agree with mostly everything you said, except for the very last part where you said, "gamers need EA's balls." I have to respectfully disagree with you on that one b/c sure EA has taken some chances concerning new IPs that have become very popular (IE. Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, etc.), but to claim that they played no part over the years in fanning the flames of tired, overdone franchises, is disingenuous at best. #1.2.3
511d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I don't think that's true at all. Casual gamers are just that, casual, and they will always be just that, IE. They will go wherever they can to grab quick thrills on the cheap with very little care for brand loyalty. It's the hardcore PC gamers that have kept PC gaming afloat and viable, despite years of critics decrying it as a waning medium. And fortunately, it will be those same enthusiasts, like me, that carry it forward proudly into the future.

But to get ba... #5.1
511d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Microsoft has always been notorious for their lackadaisical, borderline apathetic approach toward anything PC game related over the last ten years. They've come out publicly to state several times their enthusiasm and support for PC gaming, and its importance as a viable medium, via Games For Windows press releases and press one-offs, but whenever push comes to shove, we get nothing but excuses and/or half-assed offerings.

My thought is that Microsoft has struggled a lot... #6
511d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Probably going to get flamed for this comment, but I gave up on Gearbox a long time ago when I began to realize that all they produce are sub-par IPs and, in this case and Duke Nukem's case, terribly designed revives of franchises. And yet somehow, despite hyping their games to no end, when a product of theirs fails to meet expectations, Gearbox denies and/or fails to address its degree of involvement. The same situation happened with Duke Nukem'.

It's unfortunate... #20
511d ago by maelstromb | View comment
While Kickstarter's reasoning for taking this game down is still not entirely clear, I for one do not feel that any sort of gambling "game," and I use that term loosely, is deserving of crowd funding.

Think about it. As a consumer, you're not getting a "finished" product that is then yours to keep and do with whatever you choose like you would with a videogame or a book or a movie. It is a product that requires you to continually throw your hard-e... #4
511d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Fact #1: You just can't please everyone. Fact #2: Some people just enjoy hating.

The # at the end of the title and idea that there are "action sequences" only lend them the platform with which to moan about an excellent game. #13
513d ago by maelstromb | View comment
After reading the statement, "Dead Space 3 is no doubt the finest chapter in the series.", I half expect to see a review score that reflects such a declaration--not the 3.5/5 which is listed. #2
513d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Now this is a game developer that sounds like its worth its weight in gold! Not only did they set up their own crowdfunding source/option, they then pledged to back the project for at least 10+ years while providing a consistent flow of new content! Will certainly be interesting to see how PoE turns out over time! #2
514d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Those screenshots say that they are for Xbox 360, and therefore do not represent the game's true graphical capability. But enough about looks, let's hope that Crytek finally releases a game worthy of playing, with customization and complexity to boot! Crysis 2 while fun (at times), felt "console-ized" and didn't hold a candle to the first game in any aspect. #2.1
517d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Microsoft's "commitment to PC gaming" has so far turned out to be nothing but hot air, and this is yet another major example to back that up. Sure, their main concern is selling 360 hardware and gaining that sure-fire install base, but squandering the potential in other very viable markets, like the PC gaming market, is the equivalent of shooting themselves in the foot.

Apparently exclusivity and alienation run in the same circles @ M$. #12
520d ago by maelstromb | View comment
One word, one number: Wasteland 2 #2
527d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Blah, blah, blah...still, the same canned rhetoric pours forth from the mouths of those at Blizzard as it did from day one of Diablo III's release, and yet not much has changed. My opinion? If Blizzard couldn't get their act together over the course of 10+ years to develop a worthwhile sequel, I'm guessing that it's absolutely never going to happen, especially after the fact. It's what us realists call, "wishful thinking." #1
527d ago by maelstromb | View comment
My mistake, was thinking this was an official release from Beth. So disregard everything I said previously. #2.4
539d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Why there was not this much detail put into the dragons to begin with, is beyond me.. still, it's nice to see Bethesda supporting their game over a year after release. Regardless, the updated dragons add a nice bit of added detail and dimension to the game. #2
539d ago by maelstromb | View comment
What I'd REALLY like to see in a Legacy of Kain sequel is one that takes it back to its roots--stylized in a top-down view just like the very first Blood Omen game for the PS One and PC. That game still remains one of my most beloved games! I just don't feel that any other LoS games, with maybe the exception of Defiance, even came close to being as well rounded. Anyone else agree? #7.2
550d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Hey, it's either games or music that become scapegoats. Funny how the violent BS that gets played over and over on basic TV channels like ABC, NBC, FOX, etc. NEVER EVER get called into question. But the fact is, ppl will always look outward to place blame somewhere after experiencing any sort of unspeakable tragedy, instead of looking within and asking themselves what THEY could have done to have prevented said catastrophe. #2
572d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Don't understand all of the angst about this...the game will be on every other current gen system, including the PC platform.

Considering this is a "hardcore" game aimed at the "hardcore gamer" demographic, I would venture a guess that a vast majority, if not all of those gamers, already own either an Xbox, PS3, or PC, or a combination of those systems. So, do you really NEED it for the Wii U? #18
573d ago by maelstromb | View comment
That, and see release on the PC platform. I will be a very happy soul if that comes to pass! #1.1
575d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Yeah, really. C&C Generals 2? Sure, the first one was alright, but I wouldn't say it's "highly anticipated." The Elder Scrolls Online? Doubtful we'll see it in 2013. And what about Bioshock Infinite? No mention whatsoever. #2.1
578d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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