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Nickname HoSpanky
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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > The Old Republic Goes Free to Play Next Week
10. Re: The Old Republic Goes Free to Play Next Wee Nov 8, 2012, 21:45 HoSpanky
 
yeah now it's apparently free to play past level 15. Not sure what they'll be charging FOR, but whatever. I'm not going to complai  
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
51. Re: No PC Halo 4 Because It's Nov 7, 2012, 08:19 HoSpanky
 
I found that when I played halo 1 on the pc, the super slow-motion action was just too easy. Headshot-o-Rama with the pistol, it was literally the only weapon you needed.

Due soley to the speed the game runs at, it feels designed for a Somewhat crippled control interface. Halo games on the 360 feel like they move JUST fast enough.

Also, as the consoles reach the end of their cycle, developers push harder and harder to squeeze every bit of power out, including lots of tricks that are system-specific and may require more work than you'd think to port it. I'm not saying that's the main reason H4 isn't being ported, but I guarantee it'd be a bigger undertaking than porting halo3. Forza Horizon has all KINDS of crazy shit going on behind the scenes to make it run at a rock-solid (and oddly buttery-smooth) 30 fps. It even uses spare CPU cycles to slip some FSAA in there, making it look as next-gen as I've seen on a console. It would not be a small task to change that, especially since the game's logic is tied inextricably to the framerate. Pc gamers would insist on higher framerates or would call it a sloppy port, but it'd require the game's entire functional logic to be re-written. It couldn't possibly be the same game, in the end. If the same tricks are being used in halo4, they'd have to rebuild most of the game's programming. Again, I doubt that's the real reason, but it would definitely add to potential development time.
 
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News Comments > AirMech Open Beta This Week
7. Re: AirMech Open Beta This Week Nov 5, 2012, 14:27 HoSpanky
 
The game is pretty fun, I played it months ago (it's been openly available using Chrome for almost a year). Very fast, multiplayer version of Herzog Zwei. Oddly has no gamepad support, altho that was months ago.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
6. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 4, 2012, 07:50 HoSpanky
 
Yeah, a $50 season pass (and very little chance of a steam-level sale on it) is rough. The rally expansion is supposedly going to be $20, which is super crazy unless it's a massive addon...and even then that's a bit hard to swallow.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 4, 2012, 00:33 HoSpanky
 
It's less praise and more "just the truth" than you think. When Activision killed Bizarre, a large number of them ended up at Playground Games. Play the demo, you'll see.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 3, 2012, 23:42 HoSpanky
 
No matter how awesome a racing game is, I refuse to buy extra cars. Give me a physical land expansion (there's a rally addon coming, apparently), and you've got my attention.

Btw, just to state it again: Forza Horizon is incredible. Where NFS: Most Wanted is a thinly veiled Burnout Paradise 2, Forza Horizon is pretty much Project Gotham: Out in The Desert.
 
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News Comments > Two TrackMania2 Additions Announced
4. Re: Two TrackMania2 Additions Announced Nov 2, 2012, 21:14 HoSpanky
 
If they offer a deal for both of em, I may pull the trigger. the new Need for Speed is apparently quite a disappointment, and there really hasn't been a really gonzo racing game in quite a while.

Altho I did pick up Forza Horizon, which I didn't even know was coming out until about a week before launch. Basically, it's filled the gap that PGR left behind, and it looks fan-fucking-tastic doing it.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Most Wanted Launch Trailer
2. Re: Need for Speed Most Wanted Launch Trailer Oct 27, 2012, 09:09 HoSpanky
 
Super stupidly excited about this game. I like that the trailer is entirely in-game footage, even showing a couple rendering errors along the way.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 23, 2012, 21:15 HoSpanky
 
err, you are correct!

Off I go, hoping to be wowed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 23, 2012, 20:47 HoSpanky
 
This is the first Forza game that I'm actually interested in. I'm not a fan of overly sim-heavy racing, but I also like the cars to take more skill to drive than Ridge Racer. Since Bizarre Studios decided to self-destruct, I can't have any more PGR.

I'm holding off until I actually find it running in-store or they release a demo, but I'm pretty interested. I'd have bought it outright if Need for Speed: Burnout Paradise With Real Cars wasn't so close to release.
 
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News Comments > Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Demo
1. Re: Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Demo Oct 4, 2012, 20:58 HoSpanky
 
I watched the trailer for this game and thought "OH MY GOD this is gonna be a blast to play with my buddies!".

Oh, it's single-player only? I'm sorry, but since the story can't possibly be tied to a single character's every move, the lack of multiplayer loses my sale. This game SCREAMS for campaign co-op.
 
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News Comments > DICE Warns of Bans for BF3 Color Mod
31. Re: DICE Warns of Bans for BF3 Color Mod Oct 4, 2012, 09:12 HoSpanky
 
I didn't buy BF3, visually it didn't get my interest, and now I know why. Watching the mod comparison shots actually got me excited, then instantly sad, since I can't actually play the game that way.

Oh well. Back to Torchlight 2.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row: The Third; Sale, Free Weekend
21. Re: Saints Row: The Third; Sale, Free Weekend Sep 21, 2012, 16:40 HoSpanky
 
SR3 is the only saints row game I've played, and as you go back, they get progressively less silly. Sr1 was apparently trying to take on gta but with a heavy thug slant, sr2 added some silliness, and sr3 is just all-crazy, all-the-time. The car physics are disappointing but not terrible, and there doesn't feel like there's a whole lot to do once you finish the story, but WOOO the story is amazingly nutso.

I bought the game when it was $13 during the summer sale, along with about 10 other games. Sr3 hooked me from the start, and is one of maybe 3 games I've actually played to the end in the last 3 years. It's just great.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles Adding Direct Control
18. Re: Congrats, finally realized the obvious. Sep 18, 2012, 07:23 HoSpanky
 
I don't understand all the hate for a game that was designed to be a niche product. I always assumed your job wasn't Fleet Commander, but more of a ship/armament designer whose job was hand on OUTSIDE of battles. You were to give the fleet what they would need, and watch them fight it out, hoping for the best.
It wasn't my kind of game, but I could see the appeal. Reminds me of a large-scale Mind Rover of sorts. It's a puzzle game with guns. That said, I too got this in a bundle and wasn't super excited about it, but may check it out now. The direct control may make fights unintentionally easier, but I don't think it's forced. I'm assuming it's a checkbox you can leave alone if you like the game the way it was.

But just because a game doesn't appeal to YOU doesn't make it bad. BAD games are bad. Buggy games are bad. GSB is just weird.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Funded
16. Re: Planetary Annihilation Funded Sep 15, 2012, 10:46 HoSpanky
 
Considering the incredible polish and balance of MNC and especially Super MNC, I trust these guys to make an impressive game.
Super MNC may be free to play, but it's definitely not pay to win. It's DOTA with FPS mechanics, and understanding how each player can support the one next to it is more important than owning a character the other players can't access that week. I bought a character simply to support them for making a game that didn't disappoint, and filled all that time I had planned to be in Diablo 3.

Also, the character models are ridiculously high quality. The maps look good but are limited by the aging UE3.

Point is, I have no doubt these guys can make a worthwhile game.
 
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News Comments > Mark of the Ninja Coming to Steam?
10. Re: Mark of the Ninja Coming to Steam? Sep 14, 2012, 12:26 HoSpanky
 
I don't care if it comes with GFWL, I'd just rather pay real money and not space bucks.

Altho I may forget it exists for a while. Two of the games I've wanted since they were announced are launching within 2 days of each other. Gonna be busy.
 
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News Comments > Grid 2 Announced
18. Re: Grid 2 Announced Aug 8, 2012, 14:00 HoSpanky
 
FINALLY.
Loved the first game, ranks up there with Project Gotham 2 in terms of just nailing the arcade/sim "feel". Loved the way sponsors worked, and actually having to save up for a supercar instead of the game dropping it in your lap.

Just expect it to use GFWL, as all of the Dirt games have. Hope it doesn't cause the ridiculous loss of fps in multi like dirt3. Didn't get Showdown so I don't know if that one does it too.

With this and the new NFS that looks like Burnout Paradise with licensed cars, I may actually have new racing games worth a damn to play.

Also, while Codemasters swears Dirt3 is a jump ahead of 2, I agree with Porn-o-matic. Only on rare occasions did D3 look equal to d2, and at NO point surpassed it. I blame it on including split-screen, which generally requires either 2 versions of the tracks (a lower detail one for multi), or if there isn't enough space...just the lower detail one for both modes.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 3, 2012, 18:25 HoSpanky
 
I grabbed the remake for my iPhone for free when it initially launched, and I've had no problems with controlling it. Plays quite well, actually. Since it appears to have the same courses as the phone versions, I'm gonna say its likely going to play a lot better with a gamepad. There are a lot of tight curves and odd angles that the keyboard just isn't suitable for.
Seriously people, a 360 controller can be had for $20 (wired), what's the holdup on getting one? There are a lot of games that pretty much demand analog control, and the 360 controller is almost universally supported natively in games. I'm not suggesting you play shooters or rts' with it, but racing games always benefit from the finer control you get with an analog gamepad.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2 Jul 30, 2012, 20:53 HoSpanky
 
the gf and I have already played a couple hours of this, the customization options are far more varied. The levels, so far, seem built around co-op, so it may be difficult to be everywhere you need to be with just one person. Maybe it just spawns fewer orcs in single player?

You get skulls easier this time around, even earning "freebies" that drop rarely from enemies. Of course, the upgrades for items are pricey, and have multiple levels each so it balances out.
No clue if online play has any lag issues, we're in the same room. Lag may be a dealbreaker if you can't hit the fast runners with any accuracy.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hero Academy in August
3. Re: Steam Hero Academy in August Jun 29, 2012, 12:09 HoSpanky
 
Be warned, this is a 2-player multiplayer ONLY game. No single player, no AI opponents. Your first game will be painful if you don't play against someone who also is playing their first time.

That said, it's a turn based game that supplies you random units to defend your crystal and destroy your opponent's. You have 5 moves per turn and you are quite welcome to use them all on a single unit. The iPhone version has several army types, which you can buy. Otherwise you get just one, altho it's certainly not a weak set.

More excited about Orcs Must Die 2...co-op almost always insta-sells a game for me, and I already know I love the base game.
 
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