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Signed On Jun 23, 2003, 20:08
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
8. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 11:08 Strango
 
MacLeod wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:02:
...Without the balance of using actual money to continue or add health, the game doesn't really work. If I can continue an unlimited amount of times, without having to worry about running out of quarters, the danger of the game is gone. I find that you just start barreling through monsters, where in the arcade you actually take your time and try to avoid being hit.

Hammerwatch struck a good balance on this subject. You had a limited number of lives (a shared pool in co-op) and when they were gone that was it. If you restarted it would be back at the first level again. You could earn more lives, but never enough to keep you from playing conservatively. Now with that said I doubt this new title will do something like that, but I hope to be surprised.
 
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News Comments > Second Arma III Campaign Episode Next Month
7. Re: Second Arma III Campaign Episode Next Month Dec 4, 2013, 13:33 Strango
 
Creston wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 12:59:
What is an infra-red grenade? A grenade that explodes and gives off a brief pulse of infra-red light or something?

If this was modern day I'd guess it was an IR strobe to mark a position for pilots using NVGs. Since this is a future setting it could either be that or perhaps some countermeasure that blinds out a position so that people using IR optics can't see anything there (like a white out).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2013, 09:37 Strango
 
Blu-Ray book is a kind of packaging for Blu-Ray movies that looks more like a book with the discs sliding into the "pages".  
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News Comments > Arma 3 Beta Next Week
3. Re: Arma 3 Beta Next Week Jun 21, 2013, 11:23 Strango
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 10:28:
Well that was pretty quick....Damn I better get the alpha soon. Hopefully its not a shameless money grab and there is substance to the actual game (once its released) because as far as I can see there are only showcase missions. Will there actually be a story campaign in the release version???

There is a single player campaign in the works, but it won't be put out until the full release.

"During the singleplayer campaign, the player will take the role of a British Special Forces soldier, Captain Scott Miller. Initially, the player must survive on their own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style."
 
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News Comments > MotoGP 13 Demo
12. Re: MotoGP 13 Demo Jun 12, 2013, 16:23 Strango
 
theglaze wrote on Jun 12, 2013, 13:07:
When was the last decent motorcycle game?

Doesn't really count since it hasn't seen a full release, but the handling in this is really good:
http://www.gp-bikes.com/
 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Alpha Next Week
7. Re: Arma 3 Alpha Next Week Feb 26, 2013, 21:15 Strango
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 20:53:
...I guess Ill take the supporter edition, since all future DLCs are included...

Be sure to hover over that ? beside it. Standalone expansions are not covered by this.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3: Painful Memories
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3: Painful Memories Dec 5, 2012, 10:17 Strango
 
Has the co-op DLC fallen through the cracks?  
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News Comments > Miner Wars 2081 Beta on Steam
2. Re: Miner Wars 2081 Beta on Steam Nov 21, 2012, 13:14 Strango
 
I believe steam is optional; however the fact they said no DRM back in early development and now have an always-on internet check even for single player isn't right. Hopefully they'll reverse that for single player and do something similar to Minecraft in that regard.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video
12. Re: Star Citizen Funding Homestretch; Video Nov 18, 2012, 21:24 Strango
 
Prez wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 21:18:
...since there is such scant singleplayer info and so much can go wrong. But it's hard for such an old timer Wing Commander junkie as my self to remain entirely apathetic when Chris Roberts starts making space sims again.

The single player / squadron 42 aspect of the game is suppose to be very similar to past Wing Commander games. Now that they've reached the $5M stretch goal there will be 50 missions (branching) in the campaign. That for me is worth the price of admission regardless of how the persistent universe turns out.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits Kickstarter Goal
49. Re: Star Citizen Hits Kickstarter Goal Oct 24, 2012, 18:37 Strango
 
Most of the misgivings in this thread seem to be from not having full information.

The way it can be an MMO and not an MMO is that you have the option to host your own private server that still contains a persistent universe.
Chris Roberts:
ďWe hate DRM, so the intention is to be DRM free.
For the persistent universe youíre going to need to log with your account as we need to be the keepers of location, equipment and status for the obvious reasons. And if you want to have friends drop into your single player experience you will also have to be connected to our servers (as this is how we match make you with your friends)
But you can play the single player game offline with no DRM and youíll also be able to run your own server without any need to connect to our servers.
Hope that helps!Ē

You want the sandbox in single player or co-op with just friends? Host a private server.
 
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News Comments > Chris Roberts Game Countdown?
25. Re: Chris Roberts Game Countdown? Sep 10, 2012, 18:15 Strango
 
WyldKat wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 17:36:
All I want is a Privateer sequel that doesn't suck... oh and that lets me haul cargo... and contraband, in my own ship...

I think you'd be interested in Evochron Mercenary:
http://www.starwraith.com/evochronmercenary/
 
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News Comments > Gearbox TMs "Shift" - Has Steamy Plans?
4. Re: Gearbox TMs Jun 26, 2012, 11:02 Strango
 
If it is DRM Free then I'll be all ears, but I find that doubtful.  
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News Comments > Dead State Kickstarter Funded
4. Re: Dead State Kickstarter Funded Jun 23, 2012, 16:12 Strango
 
It isn't the same as DLC. The more money they raise, the more staff they can hire, the greater amount of content they can add to the game.  
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Trailer
20. Re: Max Payne 3 Trailer Sep 14, 2011, 15:07 Strango
 
Max Payne 3: Man on Fire

Anyone else notice the plot similarities? Ex-Professional turned drunk hired to a protection detail in a foreign country where a female client gets kidnapped and he goes on a rampage to get her back.
 
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News Comments > Free Games Coming to GamersGate
2. Re: Free Games Coming to GamersGate Jun 8, 2011, 19:45 Strango
 
Sounds like a good way to demo a game with no demo. I'll still buy the full game if I like it. While this business model may work well for the site, I see this being less sales for the publisher.  
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News Comments > ARMA 3 Announced
17. Re: ARMA 3 Announced May 19, 2011, 14:02 Strango
 
Darks wrote on May 19, 2011, 13:30:
The issues I have with the game are not just the realism, itís the way the stupid AI sees you and kills you in one shot, and they donít ever seem to miss. Sorry, but in real life no one kills you with one shot; they usually will shot at you missing several times before hitting their target. This is especially true when you are shooting at long range.

This is known as panic fire when in combat situations; in a fire fight soldiers usually will fire blindly at their target hoping to hit them. There really isnít a whole lot of time to aim towards a target in a wild fire fight. This was a well know fact during Vietnam and how ammo was wasted by soldiers firing blindly and wasting ammo.

This is why the M16 only has a three round bust function and full auto was removed. "Ill bet some of you didnt know that" The way the programmers have it now, itís like every one of their soldiers are snipers without a scope. I donít consider getting shot and dying once realism.

You should go back and look at the difficulty settings in the past games. You have two different bars to play with for enemy AI. One deals with skills like their ability to observe and use tactics. Another is precision and deals with how accurately they can use weapons. Friendly AI have similar bars as well. You can get exactly what you want with the games already out and also in the stock game without having to mod it.
 
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News Comments > New Mount & Blade
8. Re: Beta? May 19, 2008, 15:52 Strango
 
Its an independent developer; they don't have the resources to fund a long term development so they have been charging. They do reward people who buy in earlier though as the price keeps going up as more gets done. I think it was only $17 when I bought it.

They aren't the only people to do this. Live for Speed is another big indie title that charges people for a "beta" although LFS charges you again for added content where M&B gives you all future updates for free.

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News Comments > PC Ninja Reflex
10. Re: No subject Mar 22, 2008, 10:05 Strango
 
I believe that was the original intention of the game. This is a port. Check the video on their site: http://www.ninjareflex.com/

 
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News Comments > Are Racing Games Dying?
4. Re: No subject Feb 27, 2008, 11:13 Strango
 
Racing games for the hardcore simulation guys are still alive and well; it is the arcade racers who are dying off. Note how every example they list on their panel of developers is an arcade racer.

 
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News Comments > Armed Assault 2 Movies
6. Re: No subject Aug 30, 2007, 10:59 Strango
 
If you guys would watch the first video you would see vastly improved AI over ArmA.

 
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