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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person
19. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Cameras to Include First-Person Feb 26, 2015, 16:55 Squirmer
 
Sounds like the expansion will be more along the lines of the Silverwastes too, so it should be fun. Good to see these camera changes too, been a long time coming.  
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News Comments > AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer
5. Re: AvP Classic 2000 Gets Cross-Distributor Multiplayer Feb 25, 2015, 23:51 Squirmer
 
Strange definition of 8 bit graphics.  
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 17:20 Squirmer
 
These comments are hilarious. We've got someone claiming Polygon said something they didn't, and someone else saying Sarkeesian made a video that doesn't seem to exist. And you're the people accusing Sarkeesian and Wu of lying??  
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
39. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2015, 00:23 Squirmer
 
Maybe Wardell missed out a 0 in his tweet and it was actually 10fps drop.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Feb 17, 2015, 22:45 Squirmer
 
Interesting that the petition is aimed at Kotaku and Polygon and not NBC. And certainly not the gamers that continue to abuse and threaten people.  
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News Comments > Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought
25. Re: Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought Feb 17, 2015, 18:05 Squirmer
 
panbient wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 17:07:
Blue wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 11:24:
Icewind wrote on Feb 17, 2015, 11:15:
Someone call Tom Hall and let him know about this. The sequel must be made.

Is Tom ok? Last I heard he had a heart attack. Would love to see him make Ananchronox 2.

Actually it was a stroke, but as far as I know he's made a complete recovery.

I hope the recovery is accurate. I also hope he manages to somehow become involved in whatever might happen with Anachronox. I mean, he was the mo-cap model for Boots' dancing after all (on top of everything else). The world needs more of that. As well as finishing that conversation with Grumpos.
He seems fine nowadays. He did series of interviews about his past work late last year. The Anachronox one is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ihevmtErGM

A few years ago he said that if he doesn't get a chance to make an Anachronox sequel within a certain period of time, he'd post the synopsis etc on his website so people can at least see how it would have ended. This Square Enix thing might be the last chance. I know a bunch of the Anachronox team are still close, so if the stars align and they could regroup...

But he's also tried two Kickstarters (for other games) and neither were funded, so who knows if he can be bothered going through it again. Plus he's working as a designer at PlayFirst, so he might not be able to drop everything for this.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 14, 2015, 18:06 Squirmer
 
I've backed 9 games on KS and 6 have now been released, with another one out next month. You just need to back projects that seem legit instead of throwing your money at any old shit.  
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
9. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 13, 2015, 21:04 Squirmer
 
He deserved to be called out, but the interview was about 3 questions repeated over and over for 90 minutes.  
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News Comments > AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs
15. Re: AO Hatred Steam Listing Offers Specs Feb 13, 2015, 17:34 Squirmer
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 13:47:
Well, I'm not sure this is what Gabe wanted when he stood up for this game, but there's no turning back now that it's rated AO. I would expect there to be more to follow, since the precedent has been set.
Would be pretty funny if there's pressure to sell some of those "erotic" soft porn games now.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Feb 10, 2015, 17:39 Squirmer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 15:35:
Nowhere is this more apparent then the shit-hole steam has become with early access/greenlight. A dumping ground for low quality games.
Maybe, but this is where those user review scores are useful. The Steam user reviews are usually a good guide.
 
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News Comments > Original Early Access Game Pulled
16. Re: Original Early Access Game Pulled Feb 9, 2015, 16:43 Squirmer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 15:17:
The reality of kickstarter projects is that you never know what you are going to get until the game is finished.
People invest into these projects should be well aware they are basically gamble with their money.
Planetary Annihilation was my learning lesson in that regards.
Yeah you have to be prepared to get nothing in the end. One of the projects I backed (Unwritten) was cancelled because the guy faced some awful personal issues with his family's health, but so be it. The way I think of it, I'm backing things I want to get made, I'm not buying a game. There are few projects I'd put more than $20 on.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 9, 2015, 00:33 Squirmer
 
Alien invasions were de rigueur when the perceived enemy was an outsider (e.g. communist Russia). Zombies are more suitable now due to fear of enemies within (e.g. terrorism).  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 8, 2015, 20:24 Squirmer
 
Don't go looking for "conspiracy" when "bad critics" gives all the explanation you need.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
35. Re: etc., etc. Feb 5, 2015, 00:10 Squirmer
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 22:39:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 22:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 21:03:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 20:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 20:19:
Especially because humanism is the opposite of feminism.

Which youtube video did you get that from.

You know, instead of quoting the first sentence, you could have read the 2nd one (Where I quoted WIKI for specific reason) and realized I just explained to you that humanism is against ideological thinking. And believe it or not, feminism is an ideology. Worse, it is an ideology that is now (3rd gen) mostly against men. Even if you could support feminism before, the kind of feminism a Zoe Quinn propagates you could never support as an humanist.

Also since you didn't ask a question I am just gonna ignore that sentence
Dude. Humanism is an ideology.

Dude. An ideology is a set of conscious and/or unconscious ideas which constitute one's goals, expectations, and actions.
Yes? Are you under the impression that humanism is not a set of ideas established by human beings? Do you think it's some natural state of being removed from human beliefs and values?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
26. Re: etc., etc. Feb 4, 2015, 22:37 Squirmer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 21:03:
Squirmer wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 20:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 20:19:
Especially because humanism is the opposite of feminism.

Which youtube video did you get that from.

You know, instead of quoting the first sentence, you could have read the 2nd one (Where I quoted WIKI for specific reason) and realized I just explained to you that humanism is against ideological thinking. And believe it or not, feminism is an ideology. Worse, it is an ideology that is now (3rd gen) mostly against men. Even if you could support feminism before, the kind of feminism a Zoe Quinn propagates you could never support as an humanist.

Also since you didn't ask a question I am just gonna ignore that sentence
Dude. Humanism is an ideology.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Feb 4, 2015, 20:39 Squirmer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 20:19:
Especially because humanism is the opposite of feminism.

Which youtube video did you get that from.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
25. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015, 18:25 Squirmer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 17:49:
I most likely would buy this. But one part of the sales pitch that doesn't sell me is it isn't like this genre died (like others have), first person action rpg's have been being made all along. And the pitch wasn't all the exciting or convincing. Oh and I liked them, but didn't consider them "masterpieces" like they self proclaim their own work.
Like I said, there are very few that actually do what Looking Glass did. Skyrim is the 1st person RPG everyone talks about now, but it has an entirely static world and relies on expansive environments and exploration. Which is fine if that's what you want, but Looking Glass was all about creative problem solving, something the Elder Scrolls games are very poor at. It's the old breadth vs depth scenario.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
22. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015, 17:47 Squirmer
 
I feel bad for people who prize graphics so much. I assume that means you can't even go back and play classic games because you think they're too ugly? That's a real shame.

MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 12:47:
This game will probably get made, fueled by pure nostalgia, but it doesn't really make sense to me as a project, when there are so many other first and third person RPGs these days, that look so much better and have advanced so far past what Underworld was back in the day.
Advanced in what way? There are very few that (competently) do what Looking Glass was all about: giving players diverse tools that can be creatively used to solve problems. Dishonored is the most LG-like game of modern times.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Sold
32. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Sold Feb 2, 2015, 20:30 Squirmer
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 18:09:
Whut? Sony/Verant is the creator of traditional and grindy MMOs.
Exactly, they were among the first to make that kind of game. It's not "traditional" if you're among the first to do it. They didn't just pump out clones like other companies have done since. They might not have always nailed it, but they at least tried to innovate. Maybe they still will, but who knows.
 
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News Comments > Sony Online Entertainment Sold
23. Re: Sony Online Entertainment Sold Feb 2, 2015, 17:38 Squirmer
 
Wow this is surprising. A shame too. Say what you will about Planetside and H1Z1, SOE was one of the few MMO companies looking to do interesting things instead of pumping out traditional grindy MMOs.  
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