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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
40. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 19:15 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:48:
@ Beam,

He's just livin' up to his name. At least there's no false advertising!

On the other hand, one does wonder why he bothers.

Heh, right after I posted that I took a closer look at the name and went "Oooooh. At least he knows it."
 
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24. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 16:18:
As for pirates, EVERYONE had a pirate fantasy. Pirate

Task wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:12:
That's so Gay.



Anyway, I'd marginally prefer to play a character exactly like me, maybe. Maybe. When I am given the choice to create my own character I typically end up with an 8 foot tall, 600lbs person with deformed extremities. If it's Saints Row, also British. I love Monkey Island, but don't really connect with Guybrush. I loved Portal. And I love Tetris, in which you play, I guess, a falling block.

I'm not going to not buy a game because the character isn't just like me. Despite what some people say here, we've had numerous posters here say they won't buy games if the main character is female. It hurts "immersion."
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
38. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:08 Beamer
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:15:
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This comment was deleted on Jul 1, 2014, 13:38.

Your posting history is a pleasure:
1st most recent post: "it keeps scrubs like you out," plus one swear
2nd: removed
3rd: "most overrated shooter ever."
4th: "that site is god awful."
5th: "it's a stupid fragfest," plus two swears
6th: "kindly fuck off," so one swear
7th: "looks fucking lame," so another swear
8th: well, nothing wrong with this
9th: "Tired of Roguelikes..." not a horrific post, but still super negative
10th: "I could give two shits."


You're a very lovely person contributing so much positivity and constructivity to this world.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
37. Re: removed Jul 1, 2014, 18:05 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 17:56:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:21:
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Damn, SM! You're one of the more nicer folks here!


I'm guessing he quoted whatever was removed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 1, 2014, 17:45 Beamer
 
Have you guys played it? I don't care about multiplayer, but it's OMD, I'll give it a shot.

Also, "Orcs Must Die! died..." is a bit hyperbolic, isn't it? One bad game doesn't end a franchise.
 
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16. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 15:40 Beamer
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 15:34:
Beamer wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:38:
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:35:
If developers truly wanted to 'get behind' the gay revolution they should develop a game where the main character is a gay male and see how well that sells. Hint: It won't.

Hint: that's because people are homophobic and not accepting.
If Doom mentioned in the .txt that Doom Guy was gay, or if Gordon had a poster of John Stamos in his locker, the games probably wouldn't have sold as well.
Not interested in, is not being homophobic. Not saying there aren't homophobic people, obviously there are many. In honesty though, the majority of gamers are not crying out to play a male gay character because they have no interest.

You're using a very literal definition of "not interested in." I'm not interested in playing a pixelated pirate game, but when a really good one comes along (and Pixel Piracy is supposedly just that), I'll play it. I don't think many people are interested in a game like that, but it's selling well.

TangledThorns said it won't sell because "people aren't interested." In that context, it means they just don't want to. Not playing a game because it has a gay character, when all things being the same just with a straight character you would, is textbook homophobic.
 
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11. Re: Gay games Jul 1, 2014, 14:38 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:35:
If developers truly wanted to 'get behind' the gay revolution they should develop a game where the main character is a gay male and see how well that sells. Hint: It won't.

Hint: that's because people are homophobic and not accepting.
If Doom mentioned in the .txt that Doom Guy was gay, or if Gordon had a poster of John Stamos in his locker, the games probably wouldn't have sold as well.
 
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6. Re: etc. Jul 1, 2014, 12:54 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:44:
It just shows they are focusing on all the wrong things for the new DA.

Again.

Characters?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Comcast raises your electric bill by turning router into a public hotspot. Jul 1, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
So they're estimating $2 per month if two PCs were connected to the hot spot, streaming netflix, at all times.

This is an increase over idle. What is the increase over a router that already has 2 pcs connected streaming netflix?

Even still, I'm hard pressed to believe most of these routers will get even 10 hours a year connected, so, yeah, pennies.

Regardless, though, it should have been opt-in and should have come with a bill reduction. Want to turn your router into a hot spot? Save $2 per month on your cable modem "rental!"
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
30. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 1, 2014, 02:40 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:00:
Beamer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 22:59:
No chance he doesn't control his own IP.

I think you seriously overestimate the amount of money the guy has. Unless he's going to make an indie game / small budget game, of course.

Someone like him doesn't need cash for that, though. He has clout. Any publisher would want to work with him, and they'd give him full control over his IP to do so. He's spent a career printing money. They want a chunk of that.

Think of it like a no-trade clause in the NHL. You don't get one for being a winner, you get one for just being a name that will put butts in seats.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2014, 02:39 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:24:
mag wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 02:21:
BobBob wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 21:40:
Just imagine if you had saved that money and invested it instead of buying games. You wouldn't have to live in mom's basement, could be driving nice cars, started a family, gotten a good education. Just imagine. Still young? Read this post again when you turn 30.

You are hilarious.

Are you trying to win the Old Man Cutter award?

*goes to game website*

*tells everyone to stop playing games you damn kids*

Yeah, why the fuck even post here????


He's the same guy that, in another topic, said it's a shame that the government had to take so much of CliffyB's money that he couldn't stay retired. Not for our benefit, but it's somehow unfair that a 36 year old with tens of millions of dollars may feel obligated to not sit around and do nothing with it his entire life.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
25. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jul 1, 2014, 00:17 Beamer
 
Fantaz wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 23:12:
Cliffy B is an interesting guy in the game industry, and it's fun to have more characters like him around. way better than the boring Major Nelson who just goes after the money. and not like Phil Fish who takes notes from Derek Smart's school of PR, and fully retires from making games but still gets mentioned in the gaming news.

That's kind of unfair to Cliff and Major Nelson. Cliff is a guy that creates games. He literally has his hand in every single facet on the creative side. Larry Hyrb is a suit that started a blog that caught on. Of course he's boring, he's a gamer that had PR decide to "help" him rather than shut him up.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
23. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 22:59 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 22:50:
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 22:40:
Shit I'm not being relevant anymore! HEY EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION TO ME, I'M GOING TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT! PLEASE PAY ATTENTION? ANYONE? HELLO?

I'm guessing he'll go to work for Xbox. He's been vigorously sucking their nuts for the past two years enough.



That's a possibility as well. Pitch an IP he'll work on, and they'd own it and fund it.

No chance he doesn't control his own IP.
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
12. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 20:23 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 20:03:
JediPunisher wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 20:00:
During his brief retirement, Cliffy was hard at work building his throne... a GoW chainsaw crack cleaner toilet... a must have for every a-hole.

Hehe, they had a whole display case at Epic with GoW stuff in it. Some pretty cool stuff. Guitar, lunchboxes, etc.

Am I the only one who still wants them to remkae the original Unreal with the newest engine and then make an actual sequel? I loved Unreal.

Did you get a picture with Malcolm?
 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
9. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 19:53 Beamer
 
Ludomancer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 19:48:
Dude was driving a Ferrari around at 20. He's been set for life for a very long time.

Agreed, but I said "beyond set for life."

There's a big difference between never needing to work again and being able to fund doing anything you want.

Tencent reportedly bought a chunk of Epic for $330 million. What percent of Epic do you think Cliff had? Let's say it was 15%, he got 50 million from that deal, on top of anything he'd earned prior. And then consider how much he had of OR. As an early stage equity investor, maybe he had 1%. That's another $20 million.

 
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
7. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 19:40 Beamer
 
Also, Cliff was an equity investor in OR, so he also made a bit of coin from Facebook.  
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News Comments > CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback
3. Re: CliffyB: Don't Call My Comeback a Comeback Jun 30, 2014, 19:05 Beamer
 
McTurbo wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 19:03:
Hmmmm.. did Oculus VR make another hire?

I'm guessing he is doing mobile games.

Then again, after Tencent bought a chunk of Epic, he's probably beyond set for life. Maybe he'll pursue his dreams. Maybe he'll do something interesting and unique since he can take big risks and being profitable isn't overly important.

Or maybe he'll just make mobile games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 30, 2014, 16:44 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 16:36:
Beamer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 13:48:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 13:39:
Jade Raymond: Some mobile games 'recycle 40 year-old game design'.

Well, they say that 40 is the new 20.

On my tablet currently I have Another World, XCom, Broken Sword, and Carmaggeddon, all games I actually had on my PC 20 years ago.

How does Carmaggeddon play?
I have an old Touchpad that I hate. I finally put Android on it over the weekend, solely because someone here (you?) mentioned OpenXcom was ported to Android.

The port has issues. Some interface errors, and frankly, it feels much harder to me than Xcom was. Before the end of the first month I was in a terror mission that had 4 or 5 cyberdiscs. My rifles were completely worthless against them. I feel as if larger ships start showing up sooner, too, and my interceptors stopped being able to catch up to anything by April. I put it down last night just as I started a terror mission against etherals, I believe also in April. Sectoids have already been doing mind-control against me, so tonight we'll see what havoc those etherals bring.
All of this on Beginner. In the original, which was bugged to Beginner, I feel as if I wasn't losing soldiers at nearly the rate I am now (probably averaging 4 or 5 of my 14 lost per mission.) On one hand I'm more thinking like Xcom 2012 and out of practice, on the other interface issues make me sloppy, but it still feels like it ramped up much, much faster.

Carmaggedon plays really well. It's a bit tricky using the onscreen controls, but I played a bunch of the maps and had a blast, unlocking a bunch of the cars. Alternatively you can steer using the accelerometer, steering the tablet like a steering wheel, but my arms get tired. In the end, you do pine for a controller though. I've seen it offered free at least three times, so it's worth a free DL for sure. Although the raison d'etre for owning a tablet is plane and train play, and Carmaggedon is just too over the top for that environment.

I agree that OpenXCom on the tablet is trickier than using the mouse, I suggest the PC version. Still it's usable and fun. As for the difficulty, I might have to agree. I am in July of my first year (on my PC game, my Android game is still in the first month) and had a terror mission of a dozen Ethereals and 3-4 sectoids I just couldn't get past. I had no armor, no psionic defense, and only laser rifles. Once I got down to two Sectoids, but with only two guys left, it just didn't happen. I had to let it go and take the hit from that country (France).

I did get the cyberdiscs terror mission early on, but had laser rifles already, and took them down after a dozen hits or so. Still, I've had about 50 soldier deaths in seven months, so you're going to lose guys. Did my first base assault and lost 11 of 14, but captured the base. Got massive cash from all the stuff I sold, so it was worth it. I have two more bases on the map, but am waiting until I have everyone in body armor before tackling those. This is on Experienced difficulty. Losing lots of guys, but having a blast, and recruiting new guys. This game is definitely more difficult that the new XCom: Enemy Unknown.

Yeah, I was going to say you couldn't be on Beginner if you didn't have heavy plasma and body armor by then.
Still, I did my first base assault last night and lost (but then just reloaded a save to do it correctly.) I immediately lost a unit to an exploding cyberdisc that I thought I was far enough from, then had a controlled guy in the starting area take three units out, forcing me to take him out. 5 guys down in 2 turns. I ended up with 2 soldiers against a cyberdisc that had some cover. One soldier had a laser rifle, the other a plasma pistol. I should have gone and found a dead body with a heavy laser but didn't. I thought the odds were with me.

They weren't.


Much like the new XCOM, I feel like I can trade combat stories for hours. Man, I love this damn game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 30, 2014, 16:26 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 16:23:
Bundy wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 14:09:
Beamer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:22:
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:12:
Why do the PR people keep allowing her to speak when she's only there to be pretty? Everything she just stated only shows why she should have never been promoted in the first place. That's the problem when companies choose looks over talent.

Jade Raymond produced Assassin's Creed, one of the biggest franchises currently going. But, yes Cutter, she's only there because of her looks and shouldn't be allowed to speak.

There's absolutely no way Cutter isn't a single 44 year old in his mother's basement wearing a fedora, trench coat and My Little Pony graphic tee.

I like Jade Raymond, yes she's pretty, but she also seems to know what she's talking about and clearly hasn't just memorized a bunch of buzzwords and talking points before interviews. If it wasn't the gaming industry she was in, nobody would give a damn what she looked like.

Of course, that said, I don't really give a damn about this particular interview, I'm still gonna click on it, cause..... they'll probably post a picture of her.... yeah.

Do yourself a favour and put that troll on ignore like all the other smart people around here.

I also don't understand how a guy that hates women so much can claim to run an upscale soap and cosmetic company.
 
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail
27. Re: Planetary Annihilation Early Access Spotted at Retail Jun 30, 2014, 16:22 Beamer
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 15:13:
Beamer wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 14:40:
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 11:13:
Not much different in my mind to a preorder, except you get immediate access to their progress. I do think this will put them in a negative light to people who do (and will) confuse it for a finished product, but thats the companies decision. This doesnt change the old buyer beware saying, merely reinforces it.

You can cancel a preorder, and if a game never reaches "finished" status, you get a refund.

With Early Access, I fully expect some projects that would otherwise not get released (ran out of funding, canceled, whatever) to just call their final version "Release Candidate" and call it a day.

Sounds like your beef is more with the digital distribution platforms lack of refunds.

No, there are no refunds with this, either.

I don't have big beef with Early Access. I think, for the most part, it's advertised well enough to consumers and I think that there's far, far less risk than Kickstarter, so I don't think it's problematic. If Kickstarter is ok I see no reason for EA to not be.

Personally, I'll never bother with it because I will only play most games once and would prefer to wait for the least buggy, most complete version.
 
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