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Signed On Jul 15, 2001, 19:50
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization May 14, 2015, 20:43 Rhino
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 14, 2015, 20:23:
I'm halfway tempted to buy a PS4 and download that P.T. demo thing,

Don't do that. PT is no longer available.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Announced
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Announced May 12, 2015, 21:50 Rhino
 
"We are facing a lot of enemies, so the head first approach is probably not a good idea."

Based upon my experience with the Assassin's Creed franchise, odds are pretty good that there could be an entire army rushing in and the main character would be just fine.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black May 5, 2015, 21:02 Rhino
 
I normally argue (sometimes successfully) that pinball makes everything better; but when I already enjoyed the source material so much, then this is an awfully big hill for Zen Studios to climb.

http://blog.zenstudios.com/?p=5217

"Portal Pinball is Teleporting to a Zen Studios Pinball Platform Near You"

 
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News Comments > Euro Truck Simulator 2 Expansion Next Month
9. Re: Euro Truck Simulator 2 Expansion Next Month Apr 8, 2015, 23:46 Rhino
 
The lure for me is the near constant sense of forward progress. I'm driving to a specific destination and can see the world passing by emphasizing that.

Experience keeps increasing both just for driving and for completing deliveries. There is a clear numeric representation of this sort of forward progress.

Get enough experience and my level increases. I can then increase one of my skills. Again, a clear numeric representation of forward progress... twice over.

Money goes up.
The quality and type of my truck increases by buying a new vehicle and/or upgrading my vehicles.
Upgrade by garages,
Hire drivers for my additional trucks. Now I'm running a business.
Send them out on deliveries.
Watch THEIR experience increase.
Watch their levels increase.

Everything about this game represents forward progress for the player, and reward for a job well done, in some degree. Combine that with a relaxing environment with its own sets of challenges (i.e.: don't crash, tip over, get caught speeding), and it all becomes extremely satisfying at almost every moment (at least to me).

One other point I will plunk down here at the end of the post because it is certainly the most subjective: I feel like there is a greater honesty about what Euro Truck Simulator 2 is than there was about Elite. Yes, much of that may just be in my head; but the game is called Euro Truck Simulator 2, so I would never have expected to have anything more to do than drive a truck around. That there IS anything more to it than that is a surprise, and each of those elements, even if there aren't really an extraordinary number of them, are carried out and presented extremely well.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 22, 2015, 15:18 Rhino
 
siapnar wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 14:58:
Slashman wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 14:18:
Anno 2070 kind of fills this niche. Lots of war ships and nuclear subs even. I'm actually playing it right now.
I've been wanting to check out Anno 2070, so I took a look at the Steam page for it.
A lot of pissed of users... apparently Uplay is causing the game to crash or not launch for a ton of people after Ubi put out a patch for it last October and haven't bothered fixing it.

Neither my wife nor I have experience any grand scale issue. When we first installed we did so through Steam. That caused problems when launching the game for the first time. Uninstall, reinstall through Uplay, game worked fine ever since. From OUR experiences, this is an easily fixed issue; but I certainly cannot comment on what others are going through.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 28, 2015, 03:31 Rhino
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 20:05:
Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State.

So the internet was designed to survive a nuclear war, but not vandalism?

There's a phrase for that. It's 'oopsie daisy'.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
2. Re: Morning Patches Feb 27, 2015, 13:58 Rhino
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 12:50:
Did Prison Architect get a tutorial beyond the little mission? I'd really love to put some time into this game, but am frustrated as hell, and doesn't instill any confidence when I see 'we put a bunch of time into the tablet version'.

No, there has been no update to the tutorial. I found that tinkering around with construction allowed me to figure out everything that I needed to know relatively quickly; but, yes, the tutorial is pretty useless. Biggest example is that it doesn't mention that you can turn off prisoner arrivals. This was a huge annoyance to me, at first, as well as my wife when she started playing and was starting to feel overwhelmed with the rate at which prisoners turned up.

That tablet version note caught me off guard as well. I'm happy with the game as is; but there are areas for improvement, and I would prefer some focus on one platform for now.

This comment was edited on Feb 28, 2015, 02:48.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 15, 2015, 21:19 Rhino
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 19:15:
Comcast gets a merger approval, but objects to new low-income requirements.

Was going to post a comment, but this one on Ars sums it up:

So... They get to be a monopoly and then complain about being regulated like one?

Still, surprised they don't just accept and do what all big telecoms do with these requirements: ignore them.

Which is probably what they'll just end up doing, anyway.
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
13. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 12:51 Rhino
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 12:48:
Mordor had a dreadful story that was was poorly strung together and made little sense. Outstanding Achievement my ass haha.

Yeah, I was caught off guard by that one, too. I know of NOBODY that felt that story was anything more than serviceable. Yes, fine, opinions may vary, blah blag and so forth.
Destiny as Action Game of the Year also caught me off guard. Even Wolfenstein: The New Order was, to me, a vastly superior offering; and not even I would claim that it was perfect. Great, yes. Perfect, no.

 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced
10. Re: The Sims 4 Get to Work Announced Feb 5, 2015, 07:52 Rhino
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 07:06:
verybad1 wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 01:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:41:
I heard this was a mistake, this was an internal memo...

I meant the entire game, not just this DLC. The whole game is built around selling more DLC, it's not a complete game or anywhere near the value of one for the price they charge. It's sad really that something like this can actually succeed...

From people who've played it (and, you know, like this kind of game), I hear it's actually pretty fun and generally improved over the last game, even without expansions. Some features have been removed, but for the most part what they took out does work towards making it a better game.

My experiences with people who have played it, including my own family who have played the franchise from day one (it's how my wife and I met: in the official chat rooms back when those existed, though my interest waned with Sims 3), has been somewhat the opposite. It's not a complete disaster by any means, but they indicate that the experience is pretty shallow compared to that which has come before. Considering that the previous titles were never especially deep or complex, that says something. Where the lack of complexity was part of the charm, everything feels smaller to these particular individuals to the point where it has become a negative.

I suppose the message here is that this one is pretty divisive.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2015, 12:36 Rhino
 
Lego Jurassic World Trailer

First look at Lego Jurassic World turns scary dinosaurs into adorable Lego figures
Edit: Well... teaser. Not really a trailer. Blame a momentary geek out.

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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Jan 28, 2015, 20:40 Rhino
 
I'll just copy and paste this, for Euro Truck Simulator 2

http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/116300968899217713

Euro Truck Simulator 2 goes 64-bit: 1.16 update now live

After a short open beta, the latest update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is now ready for public release. As per usual Steam users will receive the update automatically, while the patch for retail version of the game will be available within a few days.

We would like to thank all of our testers and contributors again - your constant help and support allows us to quickly pinpoint any outstanding issues and bring updates to all players on a such short turnaround!

We've talked extensively about the 64-bit change we're making available to the players in our previous announcement, so please check out http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/125307534303216733 for more information. Full change-list for this update is available in this Steam discussion. http://steamcommunity.com/app/227300/discussions/0/620703493312931608/

Now, if only that Scandinavian DLC would release.

 
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News Comments > Friday the 13th Game Revealed
11. Re: Friday the 13th Game Revealed Jan 9, 2015, 23:28 Rhino
 
Currently in development, Friday the 13th will reportedly be an asymmetrical, co-operative and competitive multiplayer predator/prey horror experience that pits a small group of resourceful survivors against a single player in control of the immortal, relentless slasher icon.

I already wasn't interested in Evolve. I suppose a smaller main enemy might make it a little more like a proper hunt; but that description really doesn't grab me. To be fair, I'm not sure what WOULD have made me interested in this; but it certainly wasn't the style of game that is vaguely described there.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
9. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2014, 03:50 Rhino
 
Being a sucker for pinball I grabbed the Season One pack for Pinball Arcade since that and Season two are half off. Otherwise I seem to have everything that I want to play right now, aside from Elite Dangerous which isn't a factor to this sale.

 
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News Comments > This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days
8. Re: This War of Mine Recoups Costs in Two Days Dec 1, 2014, 20:59 Rhino
 
We kept hearing good things, so my wife and I bought it this weekend. During the initial in-game days we both had the same impression: that it was good, though not great. Things were going smoothly, there didn't seem to be much to worry about. Sure, we could upgrade things, and they were moderately helpful; but was there any real need?
It did not take long for reality to set in. Those stashes of food don't replenish themselves, and finding more of it wasn't always easy without stealing from people or killing them. Depression is a real thing in this game, and it hits the characters hard when they start to steal or murder. Supplies don't last forever, so trading is a necessity; and you need to produce something worthwhile to trade.
Suddenly, as players, we were completely immersed. Any scrap of food or stray bandage, even just one, and it felt as though we had just came upon a stash of gold. Find three cans of food in one go? We may as well have come upon Erdrick's Armor for the first time in the original Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest. And then events in the world start to happen (best of luck if you aren't paying close attention to the radio stations) that add more complications.

Either die or start over and you realize that the plucky band that you initially had in your household has been replaced by another set of characters. Maybe this time there will be four, rather than three (more mouths to feed); or maybe two (leaving only one to guard the home); or if the gaming gods REALLY hate you, you'll start with just one person... and it's winter.

The more that we play, the more that it grabs us in little ways; and for us that is exactly what a game should do. Build and change in little ways that rarely seem unfair (one guy in the winter notwithstanding), and always adhere to the gameplay logic.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Nov 10, 2014, 22:48 Rhino
 
nin wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 21:48:
Stimpack wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 21:05:
Every time I see Cook, Serve, Delicious! I think of Ryan =( Great game, and that tribute was really rad.

What happened there? Someone died?

I'd had that game on my list forever, keep meaning to pull the trigger.


Ryan Davis was one of the Giant Bomb co-founders. He died last year. As for what he has to do with Cook, Serve, Delicious, see the link below.

http://www.vertigogaming.net/blog/?p=2476

Great game. My wife and I adore it, and that doesn't happen especially often. It hits that balance of 'difficult but fair' every time; and I never feel like success is out of reach. Only that I need a bit more practice to get the hang of those tougher recipes.
 
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News Comments > Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes)
1. Re: Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes) Aug 27, 2014, 20:39 Rhino
 
Aside from the lack of review copies being sent out, which is never a good sign, there is also this:

http://ts4news.com/post/94541924952/89-features-missing-from-the-sims-4

Some of them aren't terribly noteworthy (no acne, as an example); but some of the others are eye catching to me.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 6, 2014, 17:24 Rhino
 
Aside from the link that I posted down there last night, this was the first that I had heard of it. I would imagine that it will be similar in scope to Going East.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 5, 2014, 22:51 Rhino
 
http://steamcommunity.com/games/227300/announcements/detail/1262444873387538782

I do love the prospect of more Euro Truck Simulator 2. That darn game and its hooks.
 
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News Comments > EVGA Watch Dogs Offer
5. Re: EVGA Watch Dogs Offer Apr 29, 2014, 22:06 Rhino
 
And here I was thinking of buying a 770 GTX. Good (accidental) timing on my part.  
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