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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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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
48. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 17:45 Orogogus
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 3, 2014, 12:45 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 12:20:
WaltC wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 11:41:
The data-cap report is really funny when you think about how weird it is...the consumerist mentions "Comcast" while also pointing out that the GAO doesn't ever mention Comcast by name...and then the "report" seeks throw the wireless standard of a 5GB cap on *Comcast* wired cable...;) The stupid, idiotic hate these consumer-oriented people have for Comcast is just plain loony...! Comcast is no angel--unless you want to compare it to AT&T,imo--but it's common knowledge that Comcast's wired xFinity data cap is 250GB/mo (the envy of many a Canadian), and is rarely enforced even at that. My own wired data cap is non-existent (Cogent)--I just don't have one. Spare me the would-be nerds who write these weird articles, please...;)

Well, there's always someone on the internet to defend anything.

I'm not sure what he's even arguing. The article very, very clearly says that the 5 GB cap is what you get for a plan that's $5 cheaper. It explains why it's bringing this up: "And while competition among wireless companies has resulted in low-threshold data plans that offer value to infrequent users, the GAO did not find comparable offerings from fixed broadband providers."

I always used to wonder about people who couldn't figure out those reading comprehension questions on the SAT. Why is the Consumerist bringing up Comcast's 5 GB plan?

A. To highlight what a great deal Comcast is offering
B. Because it's an outrage that Comcast is limiting everyone to 5 GB/month
C. To show how much worse Comcast is than other broadband providers
D. To show that low-tier broadband offerings have failed to mirror deep discounts on low-tier wireless plans

I mean, c'mon.
 
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 27, 2014, 14:08 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 13:51:
This would be really neat.. with a budget 20 times higher, full blown 3D and a proper story.

But as it stands, just another FTL alike

"Just another?" What are some of the other ones? I can't really think of any off hand, although I don't follow the crowdfunds that closely.
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
11. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2014, 13:32 Orogogus
 
This is exactly like China, or any other country. A company doing business in a foreign country usually has to abide by the laws of both. You tried to blame this situation on the US courts, which is absurd, and then on Google, which isn't much better. As far as I can tell, most US citizens think the EU law falls on the wrong side of censorship, and would not be behind Google if it abandoned our principles for yours. It's a bad place for Google, and I suppose if the EU pushes hard enough that they'll have to get out like they did with China. I just think it's weird that you're acting like the EU has nothing to do with this and it's everyone else's "fault."

US law does not apply in the EU

And German laws don't apply to German companies operating in China? I don't think this has been answered.
 
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News Comments > Getaway Day Legal Briefs
9. Re: Getaway Day Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2014, 12:47 Orogogus
 
Orwell was concerned about privacy from the government, which I don't think this affects. But if you're going to protect privacy, call it that. "Protecting" data by erasing it, obfuscating it and limiting access to it is classic doublespeak. Down the memory hole it goes.

Still curious, though -- are German companies operating overseas not bound by German laws? Is the general European attitude that companies who want to work in, say, China, should just set up a separate company, stepping outside their EU jurisdiction, and do things the PRC way? I mean, EU, whatever, but if Google set up a separate Chinese company and handed over everything the Communist government asked for they'd get tons of shit in the US.
 
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