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New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

daddy32 Re:The only winning move.... (435 comments)

You're also ignoring the lost sales of new games as some people opt to buy used copies.

You are also ignoring the lost sales of new games as some people don't have money coming from selling theirs used copies of previous games.

about a year ago

Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums

daddy32 Re:Was it EA..... (386 comments)

I don't think so. It makes sense for games where users share a "realm" (=> multiplayer games) - so all its computations are done at one place. But if every user needs his own "instance" of data and its processing, there is not much to be gained from centralization - the processing power needed would be multiplied by number of users.

about a year and a half ago

Why You Shouldn't Design Games Through Analytics

daddy32 This is not about social games only (134 comments)

Remember Mass Effect 2, where weapons suddenly had to be reloaded (despite needing no ammo) and loading screens were introduced (because kids were confused and bored by elevator rides)?

about a year and a half ago

Blizzard Has a Version of Diablo 3 Running On Consoles

daddy32 Re:lol (147 comments)

(e.g., running in panic when you killed their neighbor) - I had never seen that before.

That was already present in Diablo 1, although limited to certain monsters. Fallen?

about 2 years ago

Blizzard Has a Version of Diablo 3 Running On Consoles

daddy32 Re:lol (147 comments)

most of the hard stuff is being done server-side with D3.

In my opinion, that stuff would be easier to port than graphics, controls, etc.

about 2 years ago

Activision Turning The Walking Dead Into a First-Person Shooter

daddy32 Re:Not really (102 comments)

If the game is based on the graphic novel and not the tv series...

It is not. Plus, it seems obvious the game will end where the TV series begins (Atlanta).

more than 2 years ago

PlayStation Vita Gets NA, EU Launch Date

daddy32 Re:Comparing prices (64 comments)

Which happen to be the exactly same as the difference between two currencies?

more than 2 years ago

The Games Programmers Play

daddy32 Re:programming games typically make bad programmin (163 comments)

Well, good programmer should be able to come up with solutions even when his hands are tied with constraints. As for practical value - whatever makes you "happy", I guess.

more than 2 years ago

Bejeweled Yields Cognitive Benefit In Older Adults

daddy32 Re:err, 'reported feeling' (82 comments)

Seriously? Comparing the rate of improvement to coin toss?

more than 2 years ago

3DS and Vita Face Tough Battle Against Smartphones

daddy32 Oh yes, (138 comments)

race to the bottom is going to seriously affect the gaming industry.

more than 3 years ago

How Apple Is Beating Nintendo At Its Own Game

daddy32 Re:General Purpose Device... (425 comments)

Except that smartphones just don't have enough juice to last through whole day of usage, even without playing mp3s.

more than 3 years ago

Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

daddy32 NGP pricing (330 comments)

So, $1 = 1€ all over again :(

more than 3 years ago


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