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News Comments > FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
15. Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 12, 2014, 17:33 Orogogus
 
It seems like it would be easier to just invent a new universe. What in the Freespace IP is so valuable that you'd want to carry it over into a new genre instead of making up something new?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2014, 13:19 Orogogus
 
Rated R means no-one under 17 without a parent or guardian. NC-17 means no-one under 17, with or without a parent/guardian.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
24. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 12:14 Orogogus
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:35:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:14:
Anyway I just jumped the shark...
You... what?

Google or Youtube search "happy days Fonzi jumped the shark" and watch the video that comes up.

All will become clear.

I know what the term means. It's not clear to me if eraser does, at least I can't figure out how to fit it in the context.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
18. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 11:14 Orogogus
 
Anyway I just jumped the shark...
You... what?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
35. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 15:34 Orogogus
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 15:14:
In fact, waiting a year or longer and buying it for 6 dollars is probably even worse. How's that? Because pirates can still be positively loud about a game they've stolen. Word of mouth does wonders for sales. Same goes for high scores on metacritic.

Skyrim is still making money hand over fist. In weeks when it drops to $5 it can still crack Steam's top 10, which as far as I know is still sorted by revenue. If their priorities are in place then they're not thinking, "I really wish tens of thousands of bad people wouldn't keep paying us $5 for a 3 year old game."
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Confirmed
13. Re: Street Fighter V Confirmed Dec 8, 2014, 22:36 Orogogus
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 22:14:
Hell Microsoft made both windows and the xbox and there was never even one cross-platform title

There were 3, I think. Shadowrun, Lost Planet (some edition or the other) and Universe at War: Earth Assault.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Confirmed
7. Re: Street Fighter V Confirmed Dec 8, 2014, 14:00 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 13:56:
KTR wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 13:43:
Jivaro wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:10:
Theo wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 11:44:
The cool thing about this is that PC and Ps4 Players are getting cross platform play - thats awsome - especially as the PC skill levels (on 4) dont seem to be as advanced as the console users.


I wonder if that is why there isn't a XBONE/XBOX 360 version coming....MS wouldn't authorize cross-platform.

Unlikely. From a Phil Spencer tweet, it seems Sony paid for exclusivity and MS didn't agree on the counter offer.

It was my understanding it's partially funded by sony. Trying to find where I saw that...


That seems like information that would be right on the Wikipedia page if it were true.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Dec 5, 2014, 21:17 Orogogus
 
I think it's supposed to be in the On Sale section and not Evening Patches, though.  
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News Comments > Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
18. Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 12:29 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 11:19:
I mean the original Bards Tale ;P

The original Bard's Tale is absolutely not a game that still holds up. There's no story (evil wizard, rawr!), it's horrifically grindy (go find 396 Berserkers, cast DRBR, put heavy book on space bar, leave game alone for 40 minutes), and with real-time mana regeneration and mana drain tiles everywhere it assumes the player's time is worthless.

As party-based crawlers go, the old Wizardry and (especially) Might & Magic games hold up far better, in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
5. Re: Evening Previews Dec 5, 2014, 07:19 Orogogus
 
Kajetan wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 07:15:
Slick wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 18:56:
can we get the monthly E:D newsletters then? I think Star Citizen has had enough free press for a while now.
No, "we" don't.
You can't say "we" when what he actually said was "I".
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month
12. Re: Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month Dec 5, 2014, 07:03 Orogogus
 
DrSquick wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 15:31:
Interesting, I guess I didn't realize Genestealers were supposed to be so beefy. In the actual table top game I haven't seen anyone play Genestealers exceptionally well. I play a very shooty army of Space Marines with a few plasma cannons and other template-based weapons, and it is incredibly rare for a Genestealer to get to me. And I think I recall Genestealers being incredibly expensive, upwards of 100 points per model? I always pictured them to a bit like a glass cannon, where if they can get to you, rutt row. Whereas Terminators I have fought against can march right across the battlefield with me hammering the hell out of them, and they still get up to me.

Well, that's on a 40K battlefield. Space Hulk is all confined corridors, often very short ones, making it easier for the Genestealers to get in close and do their thing. And most Terminators are only armed with storm bolters. Genestealers aren't particularly resilient, but at Space Hulk's ranges you're often getting less than a full 40K turn's worth of shooting, so there's a lot more missing going on. I don't think it's a whole lot different than if you played a Space Hulk map using 40K rules.

Also, I think you're grossly misremembering the point costs. Dreadnoughts cost 100+ points per model. Genestealers are like 14, or 28 in 2E when they used to be a little stronger and everything tended to cost more.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
27. Re: Into the Black Dec 5, 2014, 05:40 Orogogus
 
Task wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 22:30:
And they are horror movies to boot, so they'll get scared shitless about robots !

Hollywood is too arsed to come up with new things these days. At least its some sort of weird Alternate Reality different than the T1/T2 fiction universe. And I see the Mother of Dragons has somehow found a parallel universe machine to travel to the Terminator universe. From the trailer it seems like whoever wrote this story wanted a Terminator movie with a "happy lollipop" ending instead of the inevitability/bleakness of Judgement Day happening regardless.

I feel like you're mixed up about which movie was T2. Happy lollipop ending, "no fate but what we make", totally not a horror movie? Not any more than Aliens was, anyways.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13
10. Re: LucasArts Vet Heads New 2K Studio, Hangar 13 Dec 4, 2014, 14:34 Orogogus
 
A high concentration of tech workers in Northern California means they have a good hiring pool, I assume. According to the press release they're a little north of the city, not right in SF proper.  
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
16. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:39 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:37:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:29:
On the flip side, an hour is too fast for me. I just don't bother looking. It's too much like playing a freemium game that treats you like your time is worthless. 4-5 times a day might be about right; if they run 6 of them at once for 6 hours at a time then I'll probably check in. 24 times a day is well into piss-off territory.

Actually, GOG adds games every hour, but they stay on sale for 5 or 6 hours, so you don't need to check every hour.

Was it always that way? I'm pretty sure I tried keeping track in a previous sale and was unhappy with how they ran it. If they've changed it around that's good.

Their front page is kind of a mess, though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 4, 2014, 12:33 Orogogus
 
Did he not specifically say "unless you live in Sierra Leone or Liberia"?  
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
12. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 12:29 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:22:
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 11:31:
I wonder if this whole "Flash sales every hour!" thing really works or leads to that many more visits/sales. Who actually goes and checks their website every hour?

I visited Steam a lot less this past sale b/c there were no flash sales last week: once a day vs. 4-5 times per day. Anecdotal I realize, but I have a feeling no flash sales was an experiment for Steam, and we'll see them return for the winter sale.

On the flip side, an hour is too fast for me. I just don't bother looking. It's too much like playing a freemium game that treats you like your time is worthless. 4-5 times a day might be about right; if they run 6 of them at once for 6 hours at a time then I'll probably check in. 24 times a day is well into piss-off territory.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month
6. Re: Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month Dec 4, 2014, 12:23 Orogogus
 
DrSquick wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 12:16:
Do they feel like the marauding super warriors they are supposed to be? In the lore, Terminators are the rarest and greatest of the already incredible Space Marines. They have power similar to superman it seems. So when games treat them like common infantry it kinda bugs me.

If you want to nerd out, here's a clip from the 40k wiki:
Terminator suits are the pinnacle of armoured protection available to a Space Marine. Each is all but impervious to small arms fire and can even withstand the merciless onslaught of tank-busting Krak Missiles. Terminator Armour, created at the time of the Horus Heresy, is incredibly rare. Space Marines hold it a great honour to be permitted to wear such a suit in battle, and it is only to members of the Chapter's elite 1st Company that this honour is granted. Once trained in the use of Terminator Armour, a Space Marine is counted first among his brothers and is expected to conduct the most difficult of missions and to perform beyond even the lofty standards of the Adeptus Astartes. Boarding Tyranid-infested Space Hulks, launching teleport attacks, Titan assaults and combat actions in extremely hostile environments, such as deep space or volcanic marshland; these are the missions undertaken by Space Marine Terminators.

As that wiki says, Terminators were introduced specifically for Space Hulk, and everything videogamers don't like (Genestealers tearing through them in hand-to-hand, frequent misses and jams) has always been in the board game. It was supposed to be badass vs. badass, where the Terminators awesome but so are the Genestealers.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month
3. Re: Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month Dec 4, 2014, 12:15 Orogogus
 
Yeah, from everything I've heard Ascension takes the game away from a direct translation of the tabletop game so you're not obviously getting screwed by random dice rolls, and makes it a better video game as a result.  
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
60. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 20:13 Orogogus
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 19:55:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 17:45:
Agent.X7 wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 16:35:
You've had 2 major massacres after the gun bans

I took a quick look at this because I thought 2 doesn't sound too bad (although it wouldn't be 0, as Wraith claimed) unless they were total mayhem with RPGs, police stations blowing up, helicopters going down in flames, the whole nine yards. These major massacres, over the past 18 years, were apparently 2 dead and 3 dead, where all the victims knew the shooter in question. I feel like by these standards we see major massacres in the US pretty damn often.

Yes, and we have a population of 300+ million, while Oz is 22 million. More people live in the state of Texas than in all of Oz.

Right; so if you increased it proportionally, we'd have gun-related double-fatality "major massacres" 14 times as often, or 28 since 1996. The actual number seems way, way higher than that. I don't know what search to use to get the exact statistic, but looking at school shootings alone I see 30+ US incidents with 2 or more fatalities in the same time period. 8 non-military workplace rampages.
 
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
56. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 19:47 Orogogus
 
Julio wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 18:57:
I find it quite funny that a lot of the anti-GG folks play GTA V.

Aren't people in this thread saying there's nothing misogynistic since violence is applied indiscriminately?
 
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