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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Hacknet
7. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Hacknet Aug 16, 2015, 10:36 Orogogus
 
Man, I could just not get into Uplink. So much clicking and no keyboard shortcuts for anything. If this game really has command prompts instead of a mouse based interface I'm a lot more interested.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details
11. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details Aug 13, 2015, 16:46 Orogogus
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 16:25:
It looks and sounds amazing but it seems to be aimed at fourteen year old kids with ADD, everything is 10 minute round based.

People always bring up this trope, but 14 year old kids have all the time in the world. It's the 30 year old crowd who has to schedule around children's schedules, or whose spouses won't let them play for longer than 30 minutes, who get all salty about time-grindy things like not being able to save anywhere or respec.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details
10. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details Aug 13, 2015, 16:42 Orogogus
 
Siygess wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 16:23:
Right, but that was just the aforementioned multiplayer maps fulled with bots, strung together with a bit of narration between maps. I don't recall any maps that were unique to 'single player' nor any scripted sequences or overall effort to tailor the gameplay and make it feel as though you were doing anything more than capturing control points.

I still played the heck out of it though

It had all kinds of objectives that weren't part of the normal Conquest control point gameplay. I don't think there were any unique maps, but eh.

GameFAQs link
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details
7. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Supremacy Mode Details Aug 13, 2015, 15:35 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 14:28:
Battlefront 2 didn't have a campaign. It did have bots for every single mode so you could play offline alone, coop vs. bots, or full multiplayer without bots.

Battlefront 2 totally had a campaign, the whole Rise of the Empire thing that had you play as the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.
 
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News Comments > The International Results
17. Re: The International Results Aug 9, 2015, 20:40 Orogogus
 
NKD wrote on Aug 9, 2015, 18:45:
There's nothing this site hates more than seeing nerds who aren't them making money. Any time someone gets a pay day, you see comments in here about how they don't deserve it. Pro gamers, Notch, The Oculus Rift dude, etc.

You say "this site", but all of those topics (pro gamers, Minecraft, VR, people making money) are Cutter's personal crusades.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
74. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2015, 16:06 Orogogus
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 20:06:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 14:26:
You know that Aussies haven't had any mass shootings since 1996 due to massive gun regulations.

I'm sure there are other examples of other countries doing things that actually work to control the issues you listed.

And that's totally not true. Australia has had mass shootings since, and they have a huge problem with armed gangs in the cities. In a country with no legal guns, there sure are a buttload of guns. In fact, just like Mexico, they like to blame the US for that.

How many mass shootings? I think the number is two, one of them a case of a father shooting his wife and kids in 2014, and the other in 2002. Can you cite others?
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Announced
34. Re: BATTLETECH Announced Jul 29, 2015, 19:40 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 16:59:
Zor wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 14:59:
Infocom Presents... The Crescent Hawks REVENGE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDL9iZop5LY

this was a great game. i loved this game

btw you can exploit the stock market by investing in the sure thing, then taping down the arrow key on the keyboard so it advances a turn regularly

That would be Crescent Hawk's Inception, not Revenge.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Announced
33. Re: BATTLETECH Announced Jul 29, 2015, 19:38 Orogogus
 
Battle for Jacob's Star is slightly more modern!  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
23. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 14:49 Orogogus
 
I think The Cave and most of the Lego games aren't split screen, everyone just shares a single screen.  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
17. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 13:44 Orogogus
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 13:07:
I often play splitscreen with friends on PC (GRID 2, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, etc).

Anything besides racing games? Kind of curious.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
9. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 10:24 Orogogus
 
Gib007 wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 09:22:
With the age of always-on, fast Internet access being commonplace, the likes of split-screen and LAN gaming are only a memory.

I don't really remember a ton of split screen games on the PC. If anything I'd expect more of them from recent years, now that living room PCs and gamepads are more common.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
18. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 10, 2015, 22:03 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 17:58:
JediPunisher wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 15:02:
Honestly, I think that opening video cost Brian a lot of support; Bard's Tale should've raised at least $2.5M by now, and would've if he had led with that in-engine video. I assumed, wrongly I'm told, that Brian Fargo let his kid drive his new Ferrari at his studio in picturesque Newport Beach. You just don't flaunt your wealth with your hand out. And it wasn't a good idea to schedule this Kickstarter so close to E3, unless it's part of E3 (e.g. Shenmue 3).

Really? I've always felt the BT series was sub par.

That's my feeling. Its contemporaries like Wizardry, Might and Magic and Ultima went on to bigger and better things, but I don't feel the original BT trilogy holds now. The first game is especially horrifically grindy and simplistic. All BT1 has going for it is some tricky maps which wouldn't be nearly so hard if it didn't cost time/money to recharge your magic.

I thought the new videos looked nice enough, but I don't think the original games have much going for them besides nostalgia; newer games surpassed them in pretty much every way.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells > 20M
16. Re: Minecraft PC Sells > 20M Jun 30, 2015, 21:21 Orogogus
 
52M is less than Minecraft's combined 70M+. 30M on mobile, 20M on PC, 20M on Xbox 360 + One, unknown quantity on PS platforms.

Polygon link
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
46. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 19:49 Orogogus
 
Overon wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 19:09:
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 18:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:18:
I reserve the right to steal
I think this one line pretty much sums you up as a human being.
Would you say the same thing if he said something like "I reserve the right to steal if I get desperate enough"?

What about "I reserve the right to steal video games if I get desperate enough"?

/HowToCookForFortyHumans
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2015, 19:28 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 18:28:
John insists chocolate won't harm the animals.

Chocolate KILLS dogs, you fucking piece of shit. (in large quantities) I understand you're irritated over people's dogs shitting in your yard, I would be to. PUT A FUCKING FENCE UP. Either that, or follow people home with the dog shit and throw it against their fucking house.

It's not the dogs' fault that their owners are worthless assholes. Why put them through fucking agony?

I agree with the principle, but the first solution amounts to him going to a fair amount of compromise, cost and hassle because other people are screwing up (plus it might not even be an option, depending on the property and HOA, if any), and the second requires him to get directly confrontational and go vandalize other people's property instead of managing his own, if he's even home at the time.

Realistically, I think his dog-friendly options are fence or get screwed. And if he didn't want a fence, then it's just a different kind of getting screwed.

And yes, it's his yard, but he didn't put down chocolate in the hopes that it would make his mulch smell all chocolaty. He did it because he hoped it would kill dogs.

I don't actually agree, here. I think it's more likely his hope is that it deters bad owners than actually killing their dogs, the same way that if normal people get a dog or a gun for home protection they're not actually hoping to maul or kill bad guys. If he really wanted to kill dogs then actual poison would have been less obvious and more effective. And according to the article, the guy did try signs, first.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
16. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 7, 2015, 01:35 Orogogus
 
I feel like pure turn-based games, which are generally PC exclusives, rarely see much mod support. The newer Civilization games have had it, and... what else? It just doesn't seem to be the expected thing.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 6, 2015, 14:52 Orogogus
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 14:40:
Why waste the money on one? Just take the bus if you don't want to drive.

Is that facetious? I mean, the bus is on its own schedule, has its own route, only stops at certain places, puts limits on how much you can transport, plus in most US locales it's generally expensive enough that it outweighs the cost of a car in a few years. Past the short run, unless you live right in a metro area you'll be paying more money to add like (in San Diego, which is fairly spread out) 100-400% travel time to your trips.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2015, 18:49 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 18:10:
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 15:51:
Right. So, is it okay for me to post something that mocks homosexuality and makes every effort to offend and humiliate gays? How about vegans? No? Why not? That guy with the funny emails seemed to think it was okay to mock Christanity and Easter, so I don't see why he's special and can get away with being intolerant, but I can't.

Wait, what's that you say? The ideology of tolerance is NOT a two way street and those who preach it are not required to live by it? Ohhhh, I see. Yeah, that's what I thought.

im not christian, and i think the vast majority of them are complete morons..

but i seriously doubt the guy would have sent the same "funny" emails if it was a play about mohammed and the founding of islam...

I don't know what it's like in Australia, there's nothing in the original scenario that would have been OK in the US if it were Islam instead of Christianity. If a public school in the US had some kind of "volunteer imam" sending students to some kind of Muslim prayer event with the "I agree" box pre-checked for parents' convenience, there would a Fox News and right wing social media shitstorm, and people would be fired. I mean, holy crap, the Christianity under siege people would go completely nuts.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
110. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 13:26 Orogogus
 
Giant open world games are also the ones that most need the money from a multiplatform release, or else they'd be smaller with less content. But probably prettier, yes.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 4, 2015, 13:13 Orogogus
 
My experience with Google+ and Facebook is mostly to maintain photo albums for real-life groups I'm in, and I'm really not happy with Google+ in this regard. Why can't I reorder albums manually? Why can't I make the Profile Pictures album private? These seem like basic features that shouldn't be impossible to implement, and trying to look for solutions just goes to their message boards where I find people requesting these things and complaining about them for 3+ years.

I have similar problems with Picasa and Maps. For years people have been asking for one button, full screen photo viewing in Picasa and for whatever reason Google has really dug their heels in on this issue; slide show and pause, fuck you. Saved maps in the new Maps have been garbage for two major iterations -- somehow you still can't get directions to saved locations.

Why is it so hard for companies to make tons of money without completely losing sight of what people want? I feel like Apple wouldn't have any success if its competitors just had one normal guy to say, "no, this is dumb", and ignored whoever makes these "our way or the highway" usability decisions.
 
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