Jul 24th 2010 1:43PM @(Unverified) You got a CD key AND a download key from direct2drive I believe. I got my friend a copy for christmas and that is what I remember.
As for the game itself, I have gotten suspended quite a few times in the last year for loudly criticizing at how poorly supported the retail was after release but COH Online seems to basically fixed a lot of the things I complained about.
For one, the balance of wehrmacht versus american is near-perfect whereas all the OF factions were always seriously imbalanced. In COH Online, the OF factions are gone! Score!
The game is also a bit more reminiscent of the early patches where flanking was very important unlike recent patches where the balancers fell asleep and made everything a blob fest. Score 2!
Now, if they fix matchmaking so that I don't get matched against people still running on Pentium II's or in China, I will happily pay the microtransactions for a properly supported game. I can't even play retail anymore as half of my games are against those kinds of people and micro is simply too important in the game to be playable.
Jul 11th 2010 7:25PM @Megaqwerty I agree. Nintendo's strategy against hacking is to aim for demographics that do not hack: casuals and kids.
Also in fairness, while the DS was easy to crack it does require a special addon you have to buy whereas the PSP you can hack it using whats given to you.
The best platforms can do is make hacking so difficult that only the very hardcore can hack and thats if they invest in addons and the like. That or be the PS3 which 4 years into its life has yet to be hacked for PS3-level games.
I'll say this, more content being bought means more content being produced so if you like the developer, send them 10 bucks in the mail or something even if you won't spring for their game.
Jul 11th 2010 11:41AM This is just doublespeak for, "Bribe our officials or we will call your game sexual or violent even if it is just Pete Sampras tennis for seniors."
Jul 7th 2010 7:46AM @TheMichaelJackson
Very true. I think the internet contributes to this too. We give our kids way too much in terms of instant-gratification in many ways. Think how easy it is for kids to even google the answers to many things or wiki it. Learning is a simple search away to these kids which really denies them the deeper kind of understanding you get from reading a good novel or studying an issue in-depth from primary sources.
Then again, games are so much fuuuunnn ....
Apr 15th 2010 11:43PM This Pony is a joke as is WOW. But I still want a pony.
Apr 8th 2010 2:47PM Oh noes, an activision viral plant!
Apr 8th 2010 2:33PM Modern Warfare 2 was a glorified expansion pack to Modern Warfare 1. How much did that game cost?
Don't worry, Activision's expert Business execs are at work now. Nothing to see here. After Starcraft 1, I expect management to find a spurious reason to fire Rob Pardo and the entire head of Blizzard's executive team and outsource development to India. It worked for Infinity Ward didn't it?
Overcharge for the game, Cut quality, Exploit the customer. It's the Activision Difference.
Apr 8th 2010 2:26PM Activision is the reason why this game costs 60 dollars on PC. Activision's overpaid executives hard at work!
Dec 21st 2009 3:41PM Tips for trash content is kind of worthless. Everyone and their mother can do the normal modes in WOW raids nowadays. Wait until heroic modes in 4 months (lol at Blizzard ripping off the community).
Nov 27th 2009 3:04PM Same sentiment made me quit recently. TOGC was the worse tier of content since the early days of Vanilla WOW and Icecrown is turning out to be a crap-fest of lazy design. One wing at a time, normal modes only for months, and a buff that slowly makes you stronger versus bosses. Thanks, instead of tuning the game, you'll just release mediocre content, pretend that its more than it is to buy time before Cataclysm, and give players a gradual buff so that you don't have to tune content to be challenging and fun.
Well Eff you blizzard. I am out.