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#1 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

[QUOTE="pvtdonut54"]

How violent are we talking here? Like The Sims violent, or Call of Duty violent?

OoSuperMarioO

If it includes Violence on the ESRB content rating.

I live in a country that doesn't use the ESRB for ratings so what constitutes as violence? Super Mario jumping on a goombas head could be considered violent
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#2 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

Even with games that use Steam are possible to pirate anyway. It is just a useless third party software in my eyes. I didn't say I couldn't afford an internet connection.

I just don't see why it should be used for every games that going to come out just for protection system. I do have a limit of Download and Upload. Every time I want to install something I will need to download it. Having to download every new games or just for the sake of reinstalling one I do already had paid would use my bandwith.

Sometimes it happens that my ISP change my IP. To do this they kick me out for a few seconds. So it will bother me for this also. Some people that use Wireless connection could also not like this system either since it is less stables.

hamelkarl
If a game uses the Steam servers for online play pirated versions of this game will not work online (OK there are some unofficial pirate servers which exist but that doesnt come with the anti-cheat stuff valve put on their servers) I use steam regularly on my Laptop which has wireless internet and a dynamic IP and have never had a problem with steam. If you mean your ISP sometimes take down yout Internet connection then Steam does go into Offline mode so this shouldn't be a problem. ISP download limits suck and there really is nothing we can do, however as digital distribution channels and things such as youtube and iPlayer get more popular ISP will be forced to abolish their download caps so hopefully in the future this will become a non-issue
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#3 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

I really do not see something like Steam a good solution. I got games that I did bought on there and somewhat don't like this at all. I have too launch Steam to play a game. So an internet connection is required. Not everyone can afford an internet connection

There's also that Steam is running when you play the game. That also slow down the computer with the use of the CPU. A lot's of stuffs I don't like about Steam. I only use it because I had great deals on games or else I won't buy there.

I also agree that the price of games are way too high. I don't approve pirating games for that matter. Steam made a test a while back with Left 4 Dead and did come to that conclusion also. They did cut the price for an amount of time and got way much more money this way. I think they should study the market again.

hamelkarl
Steam has an offline mode, yes this does require you to be connected to the internet once with steam but once it has authenticated your account you do not need to be connected. Also, steam is very low on system requirements itself so unless you have a very low end system then you will have no problems with steam, and if your CPU is that slow, then your not going to be able to play PC games anyway. The price I find on steam is MUCH lower than in any shop, however this may simply be because I live in the UK, where most companies love to screw as much money as possible out of us but Steam just uses an exchange rate from dollars which usually works out significantly cheaper. OK Steam may not be perfect but I consider it eeasily the best all round solution as being realistic we can't say lets ban all DRM
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#4 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

[QUOTE="braindead_hero"][QUOTE="MadVybz"]

Everything you said makes sense, but the fact still remains that even thoguh they already knew I was good, they decided to play me over and over, and quit, over and over. It didn't even make me mad, it was more funny that anything else. What's the point of starting a match if you're just gonna quit every time?

MadVybz

I would imagine they were hitting the quickplay or matchmaking option, so they were not specifically choosing to play you it's just with the relatively low amount of people playing the games the matchmaking decided you were a fair opponent (based on your level 2 skill level) and kept putting them in a game against you, they saw it was you and thought 'oh no not him again - QUIT'

Have you actually played SC 4's matchmaking?

Even in quick matchmaking, when you get paired up with an opponent, you still have to press the 'ready' button to start the match. And I always intentionally wait for my challenger to get ready before I do, to see if they're really up for the fight. But for whatever reason, whether it be sore losing, or just plain trolling (it would be, in a sense), it still doesn't make sense to even play if all you're gonna do is quit.

No I haven't played Soul Calibur 4 online, I was stating what I thought could be the case based upon experiences from other games, when you are readying up does it give you the option to quit out of the match then or does it just wait for you to press the button with no back out option other than turning off the console or quitting to dashboard? A good way to avoid this is just play with your level 60 account as playing on a level 2 whilst you're actually a ridiculously high level is something I among many other would consider trolling. Also people who play enough to be at these higher levels are less likely to quit out of the match if they are losing as it is assumed they understand the ettiquete behind online gaming
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#5 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

[QUOTE="braindead_hero"]I would imagine the reason you kept getting the same 5 or 6 people is because Soul Calibur is because the amount of people who play soul calibur online is very small when compared to other games so that's who it kept pairing you with on quick match. They would have kept quitting as it would have been pretty obvious to them that you are not a level 2 so it is in no way a fair matchup, If it were me I'd have probably quit too as matchmaking is meant to give you players with a similar skill level and when someone who is supposed to be level 60 goes on an alt. to get to level 2 then makes the whole game totally unfairMadVybz

Everything you said makes sense, but the fact still remains that even thoguh they already knew I was good, they decided to play me over and over, and quit, over and over. It didn't even make me mad, it was more funny that anything else. What's the point of starting a match if you're just gonna quit every time?

I would imagine they were hitting the quickplay or matchmaking option, so they were not specifically choosing to play you it's just with the relatively low amount of people playing the games the matchmaking decided you were a fair opponent (based on your level 2 skill level) and kept putting them in a game against you, they saw it was you and thought 'oh no not him again - QUIT'
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#6 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -
Yeah SecuROM sucks and it should be removed completely, Devs need to move over to other methods of DRM like steam. Steam is not only a digital distribution platform but also a form of DRM and a very good one at that.
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#7 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -
I would imagine the reason you kept getting the same 5 or 6 people is because Soul Calibur is because the amount of people who play soul calibur online is very small when compared to other games so that's who it kept pairing you with on quick match. They would have kept quitting as it would have been pretty obvious to them that you are not a level 2 so it is in no way a fair matchup, If it were me I'd have probably quit too as matchmaking is meant to give you players with a similar skill level and when someone who is supposed to be level 60 goes on an alt. to get to level 2 then makes the whole game totally unfair
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#8 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

I've noticed a lot of the screencaps say 'your open question' so it looks like a lot of these are written by the person taking the picture. Still pretty funny though, the responses make it pure gold

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#9 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -
WOOOO! Lets all get drunk and jump in the pool!
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#10 Posted by braindead_hero (1174 posts) -

I have only recently got an xbox 360 so I'm late to the Halo 3 part and want to do legendary mode on co-op but it looks like it doesn't let me play with randomers, is there a way to play with anyone as currently my xbox live friends list is very bare.