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#1 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -
@kashif1 said:
@eroticfishcake said:
@Tuffgong said:

@eroticfishcake said:

Serious Sam 3 has four player co-op. On a PC. MADNESS.

Local though? If so then yes but otherwise nothing to see here.

Ah yes local. But then again they've had local co-op with their past SS games so it's kinda expected.
wait how does that work on a pc?
360 controllers probably.
#2 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Sims 3 likes to freeze for the most random reasons. Try the official forums. You could also try to delete the cache files.

#3 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Subtitles, always. I have always hated dubs, even as a kid. I even remember skipping school once because the teacher were going to show us a movie and I knew that the movie would be dubbed.

#4 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -

I'm pretty sure the creator of this thread is not serious.
"Since I don't play it either, I won't totally be sending an invite."
You usually don't write like that if you are not trying to be sarcastic. Of course I could be wrong, but this seems to be an obvious attempt at sarcasm.

#5 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Swedish retailers just stated taking pre-orders for this. Their price is the equivalent of 245 USD. I can't think of anyone that would pay that much for a game. I could buy three PC games for that price and still have money left.

#6 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -

€150 is crazy. I have no idea how much 12" is but if the statue is of good quality I could maybe justify paying that much.

#7 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -

Apparently they think Scrolls is to similar to The Elder Scrolls. 

A lot of people want more details about what is going on, so here is everything I know:

First of all, I love Bethesda. I assume this nonsense is partly just their lawyers being lawyers, and a result of trademark law being the way it is.

About half a year ago, our lawyers recommended us to register “Minecraft” as a trademark, so we did. I had voted against it initially, but we did it anyway. Better safe than sorry, and all that. At the same time, we also applied for “Scrolls”, the new game we’re working on. We knew of no similarly named games, and we had even googled it to make sure. I’m not even sure if you CAN trademark individual words, like “Scrolls”, but we sent in the application anyway.

(Disclosure: We’ve enforced the trademark for Minecraft once, when there was a minecraft clone on iOS, using our name. People were emailing me saying our iOS version was buggy and bad, so we asked them to change the name of their game, and they did.)

A while later, out of the blue, we got contacted by Bethesda’s lawyers. They wanted to know more about the “Scrolls” trademark we were applying for, and claimed it conflicted with their existing trademark “The Elder Scrolls”. I agree that the word “Scrolls” is part of that trademark, but as a gamer, I have never ever considered that series of (very good) role playing games to be about scrolls in any way, nor was that ever the focal point of neither their marketing nor the public image.
The implication that you could own the right to all individual words within a trademark is also a bit scary. We looked things up and realized they didn’t have much of a case, but we still took it seriously. Nothing about Scrolls is meant to in any way derive from or allude to their games. We suggested a compromise where we’d agree to never put any words in front of “Scrolls”, and instead call sequels and other things something along the lines of “Scrolls - The Banana Expansion”. I’m not sure if they ever got back to us with a reply to this.

Today, I got a 15 page letter from some Swedish lawyer firm, saying they demand us to stop using the name Scrolls, that they will sue us (and have already paid the fee to the Swedish court), and that they demand a pile of money up front before the legal process has even started.

I assume this is all some more or less automated response to us applying for the trademark. I sincerely hope Bethesda isn’t pulling a Tim Langdell.

#8 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -

A better PC port or at least proper gamepad support.
More than one active skill.

#9 Posted by gike987 (1811 posts) -
@believer258 said:
"Smarter and more powerful enemies"  Fine, but if I have to shoot a thousand rounds into a Level 50 baddie when I'm a level 51 then I'm going to quit it, just like I did the original. It isn't fun, getting rid of all your ammo on one bad guy. Also give me some better guns, all of my guns suck (preferably rocket launchers that actually feel like they can hurt something; I've never played any other game with near-useless rocket launchers). Maybe that had something to do with me playing single player... you know what? Don't punish me for wanting to play this game by myself! 
The game works like all Diablo clones, even if it has FPS combat. Use elemental effects the enemies you are fighting are weak against.
#10 Edited by gike987 (1811 posts) -
@Hao_Kaiser said:

... Wasn't that what Uncharted 2 was?

No, far from. Uncharted was Indiana Jones. The game closest to Firefly would probably be Mass Effect (even if Firefly's world is pretty different from Mass Effects).