maelstromb (User)

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CDs are an impractical, sonically inferior, aging medium and it's about time that we're forced to give them up. After all, they've been around for what? 20+ years now? Yeah, not a big deal. #67
665d ago by maelstromb | View comment
You and me both! There have been petitions for a NOLF 3 floating around the web's stratosphere for several years now, but unfortunately none of them have been successful enough to rouse Monolith. It's a shame really b/c when NOLF faded away it left a major hole in the FPS genre. #3.1.2
667d ago by maelstromb | View comment
This horrid mainstay needs to die already. If not in the upcoming console generation, one has to ask, when will PC/console connectivity finally become commonplace?? 2055?? #8
667d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Randy Pitchford just needs to come out with it and say what it is he really means! Enough with the false apologies, the innuendos and lame excuses that just serve to dig the already massive hole, deeper. Pitchford is a fraud that likes to make it seem that what Gearbox does is important, except only when it's going well...and then when it's not, we get this: Half-baked excuses. #15
668d ago by maelstromb | View comment
I love how Sony is just *deciding* who their competition will be, and not accepting the actual reality; another arrogant and presumptuous move on the part of Sony, which unfortunately seems to rear its ugly mug most at the beginning of every new console generation. Perhaps Sony didn't learn from their past mistakes--again? #44
669d ago by maelstromb | View comment
Glad to see someone who acknowledges and appreciates Monolith. They are experts at creating memorable and immersive fps titles, which is why they've had a solid track record. AVP2, No One Lives Forever, Tron 2.0, FEAR, Condemned--all were excellent, and it's a damn shame Gearbox ever dipped their hands in the pot.

On a similar note, let's hope that Creative Assembly's Alien game pans out much better! They've been tight lipped on any details including what... #3.1
670d ago by maelstromb | View comment
You console people really aren't missing much even if they do bring D3 to consoles. The game was a fun distraction for a little while, but it was rife with imbalance issues and boredom/tedium ultimately set in fairly quick. I bought the CE, played through the game once and then about a 1/4 of the way my 2nd playthrough, then shelved it. Haven't looked back since and no part of me wants to revisit it.

Tbh, it was the marketplace that undermined the entire game and dro... #24
672d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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
673d 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
679d 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
679d 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
679d 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
679d 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
679d 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
681d 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
681d 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
682d 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
684d 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
688d ago by maelstromb | View comment
One word, one number: Wasteland 2 #2
695d 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
695d ago by maelstromb | View comment
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