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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:12PM DerpMchurson said

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"I have my own niche, my own install base that buy all of my games" I LOL'D.

Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:21PM Maseno said

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@DerpMchurson

DOUCHES UNITE!
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 7:41PM Space Cobra said

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@DerpMchurson

"I didn't want to make another Derek Smart game because usually when you mention 'Derek Smart' and 'game', gamers tend to run in the opposite direction"

I'm RUNNING! I'm RUNNING!!!

=:-0
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:18PM (Unverified) said

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Does this mean no one else would talk to you at GDC? You lost 40 minutes of your life listening to a pariah in the gaming industry; a man with a documented history of lying, producing crap and losing fist fights to Coke machines. It's okay if you don't know anything about the man's history, but try not to sell this as some sort of special coverage of GDC.

Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:28PM DerpMchurson said

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@(Unverified) You left out, sues reviewers for bad reviews of his game, warrants out for his arrest in North Carolina for assaulting a woman, and lying about having a PHD.

I'll probably get sued for this comment.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:30PM Lenn said

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@(Unverified) But... but... he's a doctor!
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 3:27PM Budukahn said

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He is however, making one of the few combined arms, truly massive MMOFPS games we might see any time in the next year or so. Meanwhile CCP maintain their ridiculous love affair with the unproven PS3 and SOE jump into bed with low rent European publishers making Planetside 2's future questionable for me to say the least at the present time.

Suffice to say, such games are so rare that if Uwe Boll were to announce the development of an MMOFPS I would at least give the article reporting it the time of day.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 3:55PM Jef Reahard said

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Nah, it just means that we're pro enough to respond to every dev who inquires about an interview. If you look at our GDC tag, you'll see everyone that we interviewed.

No one's trying to sell this as any sort of special coverage, it's simply another in the long list of pieces that we did last week.

And thanks for reading it!
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 4:26PM (Unverified) said

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That sounds kind of like the game that he's been claiming to develop since... Battlecruiser? Universal Combat, maybe? Even if he really has something this time, I think it is understandable if people think boy-who-cried-wolf.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 5:17PM avaloner said

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@(Unverified) If I recall he also lost his wife back in the late nighties because he was obsesed making battle cruiser 3000 AD (think thats what it was called). I remember reading a news peice on him back then and thought if the guy was willing to go through a divorce over making a game you would hope it better be great... To bad it wasn't:(.

But good luck to him in making this game. We need more FPS MMOs in my opinion. Hope it is better then his past efforts.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 5:18PM smg77 said

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Yeah it's exactly the same concept as all his other games. It's too bad because he has awesome ideas for games but doesn't have the skill to pull them off.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 7:40PM Space Cobra said

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@avaloner

"I remember reading a news peice on him back then and thought if the guy was willing to go through a divorce over making a game you would hope it better be great..."

IMHO, if anyone did this, that just tells me they've lost focus/balance in their lives. Sure, you get the "he sacrificed his life for art!" theories out of it, but people tend to romanticize about such folks years after they are dead. It doesn't work with "living things" like current games or media, only artwork/music of over 100 years or so old, more or less.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 1:14AM yearofshorty said

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@Budukahn
[quote] Meanwhile CCP maintain their ridiculous love affair with the unproven PS3 [/quote]

doesn't the PS3 already have a MMOFPS called MAG?
all they need is hardware that can handle large quantities of gunfire, explosions and players (which can be very taxing on the machine). It seems tried and tested to me and yes i would have prefer to see it on the PC like everyone else that plays or loves EvE.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:34PM pid said

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@smg77 There might also be another explanation. When you don't know your limits it's easy to fantasize. People who recognize their limits build systems that are within that boundary. Having "good ideas" turns often into "naive" approaches to REAL technical problems that guy doesn't even know about. That's why there are people with EXCELLENT ideas and people who actually design/implement systems that work, and then there are extreme exceptions when both, good ideas and techinical expertise, meet in one single man. You can count them on the fingers of one hand, and none has "smart" written on it.
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 3:50PM pid said

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@Space Cobra It's not a matter of death or time, it's just a matter of art. How can anyone claim that a failed game is a piece of art? In 100 years the "pieces of art" will be those that proved to be a success. And with failure/success I don't mean in the eonomical sense, but in the way of user acceptance and influence on following games. How much acceptance did those games have? How much did they influence the other games following it? If those two questions are negative, then it's right now clear that they are not even CANDIDATES to becomming pieces of art. If, on the other hand, the answer to those two questions is "very much", then we have a CANDIDATE, but still not a piece of art. At that point, you'll have to wait some 50-100 years to tell the real ART apart from the rest.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:30PM Fakeassname said

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I like him, it's nice to see a developer who isn't boot licking and trying to be the public's darling little sweetheart.

sure, he could stand to tone down the flame baiting, but it's still a nice change from all the rest ...

Posted: Mar 11th 2012 5:20PM avaloner said

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@Fakeassname Yea least he has personality unlike the devs from Arena net, blizzard or [insert other MMO developer]. Its funny reading about him raging back at all the nerds nerd raging about his games. I wish more devs would put the internet MMO scum in their place.

But then I have a weird sence of humor and love reading nerd rage:P
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Posted: Mar 12th 2012 11:43AM Dunraven said

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@avaloner Sorry you have zero clue to what you are talking about as far as Arenanet devs are concerned; get Ree Soesbee or Jegg Grubb on a stage or in a interview and tell me they don't have personality; Blizzard yeah they are all arrogant Douchebags but that just isn't a case for Anet

And before you label me a GW2 fanboi check my posting history in that regard.
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Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:32PM Deliverator said

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Looks kinda cool except I'm not a fan of the payment model. It's the polar opposite of what makes a good, competitive PvP game.

Posted: Mar 11th 2012 2:33PM Tom in VA said

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"I didn't want to make another Derek Smart game because usually when you mention 'Derek Smart' and 'game', gamers tend to run in the opposite direction..."

This is me, running.

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