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Comment: Re:EvE Online? (Score 1) 480

by holychicken (#31245520) Attached to: Why Are There No Popular <em>Ultima Online</em>-Like MMOs?
Nonsense. I started Eve in November 2009. I joined a piracy corp and was immediately doing roams finding other ships in my crappy little Rifter. That wasn't exactly for me, so I joined a blob and was immediately included in some huge battles. I also have a trader who I spend a lot of time just making a lot of ISK in the markets.

Sure, you can't be some uber soloer very quickly in the game, but to act like you can't do anything without having played for a year is an outright misrepresentation. . .you just can't be a loner and you have to know how to work in a group.

Comment: I think it is incredibly short-sighted (Score 1) 251

by holychicken (#28527431) Attached to: In Defense of the Classic Controller
to not only not see the end of button controllers coming soon, but to see that as a bad thing.

Unless something drastic happens that makes us believe that we can't control games well with natural human movements, the controller is going to die.

Games are just so much more fun for so many more people when the input is intuitive rather than requiring you to learn what every buttons does. For those of us who grew up doing so AND kept practicing, it is not so hard, but for most people that is not true. And even for those of us who can do it, I wouldn't believe you if you said that you didn't find picking up the Wii controller "refreshing" the first time you did so.

Comment: Re:No sense of history (Score 2, Insightful) 254

by holychicken (#27011231) Attached to: The Most Influential Games In History?
I don't mean to be a jerk but. . . I have been a serious gamer since the early 80s. If you can't see how influential Guitar Hero has been, from a gaming standpoint, and if you think it is a "button masher" you are quite possibly the most clueless gamer of all time.

Have you ever even played it?

No amount of careful planning will ever replace dumb luck.

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