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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com
22. Re: LucasArts Wave II on GOG.com Jan 20, 2015, 16:39 Squirmer
 
Task wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 14:59:
I'm sure Disney and LucasArts are in tears for all the money they are missing out on by not making X-Wing 2 and TIE Fighter 2, an SP KOTOR 3, another Dark Forces, etc.. And GoG shall reap the rewards of devoted fans of better gaming days of a bygone era.

Also, just an FYI, the XvT on GOG does include the expansion which added a 15 mission single player campaign as a Rebel or an Imperial.
I'm sure they have a few games in the works to take advantage of the Episode 7 hype. I wish they'd make more space sims too since it's the perfect IP for it, but I also think the imperative for console spectacle will mean they'll be nowhere near as good as the older ones. It's more likely they'll be on-rails shooters like Rogue Squadron.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2015, 20:14 Squirmer
 
'Survivor' is just a word to give a positive spin, rather than 'victim'. It's about giving some power back to the abused person, not something to get so upset about.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 18:56 Squirmer
 
US$75 in Australia, for an 18 month old game. No thanks.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 12, 2015, 22:29 Squirmer
 
Erm, maybe the problem is that plenty of women and girls would prefer to play a female character but there aren't many games that give that option, and here we have one developer who wanted to give that option but were pressured to change it, thus artificially perpetuating the male dominance of videogames? Maybe?  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Early Access This Week
5. Re: H1Z1 Early Access This Week Jan 12, 2015, 16:45 Squirmer
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 15:44:
It's sad that the mod was more stable than the SA is a year after release.
A year after early access. It's too buggy, yeah, but technically it hasn't been released yet, and won't be for quite a while. Don't get me wrong, I think even a final release will be very buggy, but it's not right to speak of "release" when we're dealing with early access.
 
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News Comments > GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS
12. Re: GDC Award Nominees; Baer Honored by AIAS Jan 9, 2015, 17:23 Squirmer
 
I never really understand the difference between "best game" and "best design". Should be the same award I think.

And having mobile/handheld a distinct category leads to some problems; if Hearthstone is the only mobile game in "game of the year", doesn't that mean they've pre-judged the "best mobile" award?
 
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News Comments > Aliens Games Back on Steam
10. Re: Aliens Games Back on Steam Jan 7, 2015, 22:26 Squirmer
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 22:01:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 21:52:
Pretty sick of Valve's silence on anything like this. Have some respect for your customers.
It is really more than likely nothing to do with Valve/Steam and all to do with the publishing rights from 20th Century.
Probably, so what's stopping Valve from sending a 2-word email to journalists asking about it?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
43. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 21:56 Squirmer
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:18:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 17:57:
Weird, in other stories about high system requirements, everyone stated how it was obviously due to poor optimization. But not here.

Have you seen the videos for this game? This isn't enough some Assassin's Creed shit where their big selling point is how many NPCs there are on screen. The jump from Witcher 1 to Witcher 2 was massive and this looks about the same.
The newer videos don't look that great (not that it matters, just saying). And it still has to run on consoles just like the other games that were criticized for high specs.
 
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News Comments > Aliens Games Back on Steam
7. Re: Aliens Games Back on Steam Jan 7, 2015, 21:52 Squirmer
 
Pretty sick of Valve's silence on anything like this. Have some respect for your customers.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
37. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 17:57 Squirmer
 
Weird, in other stories about high system requirements, everyone stated how it was obviously due to poor optimization. But not here.  
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News Comments > Another Steam Concurrent User Record
1. Re: Another Steam Concurrent User Record Jan 2, 2015, 18:01 Squirmer
 
PC gaming is dead.  
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News Comments > Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight
82. Re: Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight Dec 31, 2014, 01:23 Squirmer
 
I guess the problem is Valve hasn't articulated what Steam's line is. If someone wanted to make a pedophile simulator (probably exists in Japan already) I doubt Steam would ever publish it. So there's clearly a line, but no one knows where Steam's is.

I'm curious whether the libertarians here would support the sale of a pedophile simulator, incidentally.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 26, 2014, 17:10 Squirmer
 
Although a quick look at my Steam list throws up Just Cause 2, Crusader Kings 2, and Mount and Blade: Warband as 2010s games that have been real highlights for me.

At least they didn't include Gone Home.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 26, 2014, 17:05 Squirmer
 
Yeah it's a pretty dull bunch of games considering there's 5 years of releases to choose from. Maybe it's just been a dull period.  
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News Comments > GSC Game World Back in Business
11. Re: GSC Game World Back in Business Dec 21, 2014, 23:42 Squirmer
 
There are plenty of worthwhile mods besides Complete. There's Oblivion Lost which re-implements some of the A-life stuff that was stripped out of the released game. Misery has a lot of fans. Lost Alpha is a really big release, though I haven't played it yet.  
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
12. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 18, 2014, 20:39 Squirmer
 
Should change his nickname to Scarface.  
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
51. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 06:42 Squirmer
 
Wesp5 wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 04:11:
Just to give my two cents, as Steam is with distance the biggest online game distributer, this is not something like a single store not holding a product...
It's digital distribution, so there's an unlimited number of copies available, no matter where you live, so they only need one place to sell it. Or even their own website. I imagine most people will just pirate it out of curiosity though.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
21. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 15, 2014, 22:44 Squirmer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 22:15:
bigspender wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 22:04:
mellis wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 20:45:
Shame really that such censorship exists. If they replaced 'people' with 'zombies' - no one would bat an eyelid.

That's because there is a massive different between cold blooded slaughter of innocents for "fun" vs fighting for survival against a monster (that is already dead anyway).

In a game? What's the difference? You press a button, animation plays, scripts fire, particles fly from emitters, models play animations, red decal left behind... such difference, what amaze!

In case you didn't get my lame meme use, I am saying, there is no friggin gameplay difference AT ALL. You are arguing over how a model looks, not how gameplay is.

If you replaced all l4d zombies with babies, nuns and angels it would change nothing about the gameplay.
Yeah but you'd need to get to a point where you don't think of the things you're shooting as babies, nuns and angels, and that only happens after you play for a while. The initial response to killing babies in a videogame would be repulsion (unless you're a very disturbed person already).

The representation of object in games does matter. If it didn't, developers wouldn't spend so much time and money on in-game models, they'd just use abstract shapes. The gameplay would be exactly the same.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Greenlight Campaign
18. Re: Hatred Greenlight Campaign Dec 15, 2014, 20:34 Squirmer
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 20:07:
I sort of like the way it looks. It isn't real, keep telling yourself that because it is true. I'm anti-real machine gun/tanks for citizens, but have no problems devastating pixels. Not sure why Steam wouldn't carry it. Do they not understand what they sell isn't real?
Doesn't matter if it's not "real". If someone made a film about a guy who runs around killing Jews because he hates Jews, and the film celebrates his hatred, it would not be picked up by any respectable distributor. But would you say it's totally fine because it's just a film and not real?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
66. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 17:54 Squirmer
 
Some reviewers did mention the game's sexism at the time, though, like Gamespot, and it led to thousands of abusive comments and a reworking of Gamespot's comments system.

But more than that, yes I'm sure there's a certain amount of groupthink here, and I'm sure many critics had a great time with the game and only later started complaining about sexism. Maybe that makes them hypocritical to some extent, but it's also entirely possible to enjoy a game while disliking certain aspects of it. I don't think anyone is saying GTA5 is a bad game because it has these problems, or that nobody should play it. They just want some specific problems addressed.

I don't think losing the ability to hire prostitutes would actually hurt the game in any way. Especially since you get nothing out of it nowadays anyway.
 
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