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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Endless Space Free DLC
15. Re: Endless Space Free DLC Mar 12, 2013, 02:14 mag
 
wonkawonka wrote on Mar 12, 2013, 01:57:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 23:35:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 23:18:
If I get 8 hours out of it I will have gotten my money back. Think I paid $10 for it.

You'll certainly get 8 hours out of it. I got out 20 before getting fed-up. Not a bad deal really... there are a lot worse games.

Exactly my thoughts. And similarly, as eRe4s3r so eloquently stated, my biggest issues with the game are that:

  • The challenges remain the same through a game (from exploration to extermination)

  • War is uninteresting because military advances are simply more of the same

  • The challenges remain the same across races


  • So basically, you've played it once you've played it all.

    I guess the question I care about is: How does it compare to Galactic Civilizations 2, or Master of Orion 2?
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 12, 2013, 01:42 mag
     
    Fion wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 15:48:
    Haha I invite anyone who thought the broadband situation in the UK is terrible to spend one month in the US using our typical Broadband via Time Warner Cable or Comcast.

    I guarantee you'll go home a month later and never bitch about your telecom situation ever again.

    And for a while US broadband was superior to British broadband in every way. And then... bleh.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    29. Re: More Big Picture Details Mar 10, 2013, 14:00 mag
     
    nin wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 00:37:
    Sepharo wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 00:19:
    HorrorScope wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 23:04:
    Is March Madness Brackets of the Worst Companies coming up? I think they secured 1rst place this year. Gratz.

    I wonder if anyone's ever won 2 years in a row?

    edit: no.

    2006 - Halliburton - 2nd: Choicepoint
    2007 - RIAA - 2nd: Halliburton
    2008 - Countrywide Financial - 2nd: Comcast
    2009 - AIG - 2nd: Comcast
    2010 - Comcast - 2nd: Cash4Gold
    2011 - BP - 2nd: Bank of America
    2012 - Electronic Arts - 2nd: Bank of America

    It'll be interesting if they win again, after everyone screamed "EA? Really?" last year...


    As terrible as EA is, they are nowhere near as evil as the most evil companies. They just make their own video games terrible. It's not like they laundered almost a billion dollars of drug money.
     
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    News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update
    19. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update Mar 10, 2013, 13:37 mag
     
    briktal wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 11:26:
    I'm still not sure why this game is supposed to be good. It's a second big RPG being worked on by a developer that's made 1 decent game, 1 bad game, and 1 failed and cancelled game in 10 years.

    Because the individuals involved have worked on the best games in the genre, and it's supposed to be a successor to one of the most-loved. Leap of faith that we might get to experience something like what Black Isle would have put out if it had stuck around.
     
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    News Comments > Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues
    44. Re: Lord British Announces Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Mar 8, 2013, 15:10 mag
     
    Proooobably not going to chip in for this one, as I've got a bunch of KS games I'm waiting for, but absolutely best of luck to it. Show us you've still got it, LB!  
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    News Comments > Co-op a "Big Focus" of Diablo III 1.0.8
    10. Re: Co-op a Mar 8, 2013, 06:23 mag
     
    Fibrocyte wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 05:58:
    According to this comment section, 8/8 people do not like Diablo III.

    Diablo III did not get my whites whiter or my colors brighter, and it corroded the lid of my machine.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    46. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2013, 12:39 mag
     
    Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 18:46:
    Hey, can someone point out a time to me that a big game launched on Steam and the servers were overwhelmed and crapped out?

    Dude, every single time TF2 has a major update, Steam dies for a day.
     
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    News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Soars; Stretch Goals in Play
    15. Re: Torment Kickstarter Soars; Stretch Goals in Play Mar 7, 2013, 12:37 mag
     
    Darks wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 12:04:
    After watching that video for Wasteland, I have no doubt they are going to use that same engine for this game.

    ...duh? Of course they're going to reuse the tech and knowledge they got from working on Wasteland 2.

    Iím going to call it now, this game will not come close to being what the original was and is.

    Possible, because few sequels ever do, but is this related to the first statement?
     
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    News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Live
    150. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Live Mar 7, 2013, 00:45 mag
     
    El Pit wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 00:16:
    Redmask wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 22:00:
    Planescape Torment was a good story but the actual gameplay was awful, I'll be cautiously optimistic about this but I'm not going to help fund it, seems like they have plenty of money already.

    That's two under their belt, let's see some products now.

    Same here. Hate me all you want, but I didn't enjoy READING Planescape Torment. I might give it a chance after it's been released based on reviews, though.

    I'm guessing you won't like this one either. A couple million won't hire voice actors for a few hundred pages of dialogue. Just based on what they've shown of Wasteland 2, there is going to be a ton of reading.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2013, 18:05 mag
     
    PHJF wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 18:04:
    ...someone who can't follow the most basic and oft repeated rule of avoiding personal attacks here.

    Well that covers roughly 90% of current posters.

    I blame rap music.

    I blame Zoidberg.
     
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    News Comments > Another BF2142 Sequel Hint?
    21. Re: Another BF2142 Sequel Hint? Mar 6, 2013, 13:29 mag
     
    The brown filter made BF3 unplayable for me. I'm not color blind or anything, but it was super difficult to differentiate between people from the background.

    And the character movement felt all wonky. That's a technical term.
     
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    News Comments > Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film
    2. Re: Sam Raimi on the Warcraft Film Mar 5, 2013, 22:03 mag
     
    Blizzard sucks version: They couldn't figure out how to fit the RMAH or always-online into a movie.

    Hollywood sucks version: Raimi and the other guy probably wrote a movie about an American kid named John that had to fight aliens that looked like orcs and elves.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2013, 18:14 mag
     
    SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 15:13:
    Creston wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:57:
    SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 5, 2013, 14:11:
    EA CTO talks about the "Big Data" that their online games are generating and what they are doing with it. More of an architecture discussion for handling big data sets than anything else, but thought that some here might find it interesting:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZK_PXlbvOfM

    I wish people would still offer transcripts. I can read much faster than people can talk, but yet nowadays all these things make me sit through videos...

    Creston

    Youtube has a built in Transcripts option. It is next to "About", "Share" and "Add To". It is the little icon that looks like a drop down menu.

    So, so useful.

    so that changes everything we are not being able to collect so much of the inside on the game itself the gameplay and the game are that we have to rethink all of fundamentalism shins off the past again like battlefield for example now on a typical day generates or one tera bytes of data from all the time to meet really have about
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2013, 15:10 mag
     
    Creston wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 14:47:
    Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2013, 14:00:
    Holy shitsnacks! They've cured AIDS!!!



    Holy... shit. That is incredible. I'm sitting here, reading this article, with my jaw hanging below my desk...

    Creston
    Not a cure. This is not something they can just do to people. They just have one example that it may be possible to protect infants from their mothers' HIV if they're immediately stuck on the usual HIV antiretroviral treatment after birth. No new drugs or treatments involved, aside from having the opportunity to do it so early.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2013, 01:05 mag
     
    Creston wrote on Mar 3, 2013, 22:40:
    No we can't

    Eh. One of many.

    We can do it. We need to detect and predict early. We need more sky mapping.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2013, 18:35 mag
     
    Creston wrote on Mar 3, 2013, 13:55:
    Yeah, don't do that, Blue.

    If the grinder in your sink is powerful enough you could grind them first, but even that's iffy...


    As for "How could we stop a meteor hitting Earth": We can't. Well, we could if it was a small size, and we were fortunate enough that one of our ICBMs was in the right place at the right time to plan an interception, AND we somehow figure that having a nuke detonate in our atmosphere is better than being hit by a relatively small asteroid.

    Any asteroid over several hundred meters in size would likely be dense enough that it would just break up from the blast, in which case we have multiple chunks headed for earth rather than one big chunk. That might make a difference, I guess. Not sure. Is the energy from one massive impact more than the energy from three slightly less massive impacts? I was never that good at physics...

    That Project Snooker thing is fucking AWESOME. I'm pretty great at pool / snooker, but I quickly get out of my depth if I have to go off more than one cushion. That thing would be AWESOME to train with. Dear genius person who developed this: Please put this on Amazon so I can buy it, mmkay?

    Creston

    We can absolutely deflect an asteroid, with enough lead time, and the actual solutions discussed rarely involve 'blow it up'. That's... even kind of what the article you responded to explained.

    Anyway. Lots of solutions. Fire a(n extremely) powerful laser at it for a few years. Land a bunch of super-efficient ion drives on it and slowly nudge it away. Put a large object near it and let gravity tug it.

    With enough time, it just takes a very tiny nudge.

    Edit: But something really big that's going to hit us tomorrow? We are SOL. That's why it's important to put more money into our sky surveys. I'm kind of horrified at the level of ignorance about are current capabilities. People were claiming that we had mapped every large-ish rock that might come by Earth some day. No. No. NO.

    I read an estimate from a scientist that actually works on that kinda thing, and he said that we had maybe 90% of the really really big rocks. And that doesn't get into the ones that could crush a city, or the ones that fly in from further out in the solar system.

    This comment was edited on Mar 3, 2013, 18:40.
     
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title
    17. Re: Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title Mar 2, 2013, 10:50 mag
     
    Don't be so down, guys. It could be every bit as good as the first Mortal Kombat.  
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    News Comments > On Diablo III's Future
    19. Re: On Diablo III's Future Mar 2, 2013, 05:04 mag
     
    God, I hate Diablo 3. When dry it shreds your mouth, but the instant you put it in milk it turns into soggy mush.  
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    News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Details and Screenshots
    26. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Details and Screenshots Mar 1, 2013, 17:04 mag
     
    Redmask wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 16:22:
    Quinn wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 16:01:
    You don't understand this point. That says more about you than your implication that I'm being vague or whatever.

    What a smarmy little brat you are. You've seen a very limited amount of game content and if all you took from it was 'too much snow, been there done that' then there is no pleasing you. The Witcher 3 is now set in the amazon rain forest, baby all better now?

    Girls, girls. You're both pretty.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2013, 15:17 mag
     
    DG wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 12:31:
    Well, this is timely!

    I need to replace my MX510 which was excellent but has suffered enough (too much, evidently).

    I had been thinking the G500. Surprised at the comment that G400 > G500? It looked like the G500 was a straight upgrade from G400 with higher DPI, what looked like slightly better build quality plus two additional buttons - plus variable DPI and weights, which admittedly I hadn't been looking forward to fiddling about with.

    edit: I can also find a G9x, albeit for twice the price of the G400.

    No one's brought it up yet I think, but I have a G700. I love it. Takes standard rechargeable AA batteries instead of the proprietary G7 ones. Comes with rechargeable eneloops, even.

    The only thing I fear is that the micro-USB connector (like all micro-USB connectors) just looks like it should break eventually, but I've had it for a year and a half and it is just as tight and solid a fit as ever.
     
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