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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer
11. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer Oct 1, 2014, 12:29 Tumbler
 
I don't know, the more gameplay I watch the more I think it's just a glorified Civ 5 mod rather than a successor to Alpha Centauri. Hope I'm mistaken though.

I'm trying not to watch gameplay because of this. I'm hoping that won't be the case once it's released but it did look a lot like a civ V mod a few months back when I tried watching some gameplay.

Civ V mod would still be fine, but I hope they're able to make it feel different enough to call it a new game.

I'll keep an eye out for sales and see if I can get it at enough of a discount to where Civ V mod would still feel fair considering price. Crossing my fingers for $40!

I'm also holding back on buying a 980gtx in hopes of a game I want being bundled. Anyone hearing about bundled game plans? Far Cry 4 would be nice!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
3. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 10:11 Tumbler
 
Oooo, new ship types!

Passenger liner! Doh, seems like science / hospital ship is running away with the vote.

Most recent patch added custom keybindings and sli / crossfire support! Gonna have to dig my computer out of my garage and fire this thing up. (we're moving)
 
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News Comments > World of Tanks Adds Racing
2. Re: World of Tanks Adds Racing Sep 30, 2014, 10:01 Tumbler
 
This sounds interesting, will boot this up and check it out. I can't wait for the update they showed for the terrain becoming more destructible and realistic.

Love this game.
 
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News Comments > Visceral: Battlefield Hardline "Will Work"
12. Re: Visceral: Battlefield Hardline Sep 29, 2014, 13:37 Tumbler
 
Battlefield 4 was a big disaster. I'm interested in seeing how Battlefront turns out only because the IP is more interesting but Hardline or anything else that will be just a variation on BF4 is not interesting in the least.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 27, 2014, 18:49 Tumbler
 
Fucking District Attorney's have time for this bullshit but not time to investigate and prosecute dirty cops?

We sure are lucky to have defenders of the public standing up for what matters. You might be attacked and killed by cops in your area sure, but these wild terrorist taxi services are the real threat. They offer better prices and better service than the established shitty stuff that pay us lots of taxes so that shit is public enemy number 1!

Maybe Uber and others should start adding a $5 FU tax that goes to the local cities just to level the playing field. Seems like this all comes down to taxes generated from official taxi companies.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 20, 2014, 05:13 Tumbler
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 23:33:
So is this retroactive? Can Star Citizen be penalized for not doing shit and doubling their initial estimate?

It's laughable to claim Star Citizen is "not doing shit" with the money they've been given. This is the last project that needs to be reminded they need to deliver something. They are far and away the most communicative and productive crowd funded project the industry has. No one even comes close to these guys.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
42. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 18, 2014, 17:20 Tumbler
 
loomy wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 16:54:
cryengine doesn't support their game design and they'll be a year or more rebuilding it to support double precision.

Heh, would not be surprised. I have to assume that their estimates for progress were no better working under a publisher and so far it's gone like this:
We're basically done with the DFM, it should be up today or tommorrow. Then 2 weeks goes by, ok DFM is up guys! We did it!

Now this 0.9 patch they started talking about being done and it was more like 3 weeks before they put it up. Double checking some comments I made, 22 days ago they started saying the .9 patch was ready in a day or two. 6 days ago it arrived so 18 days after they thought would be ready. So we're not at 3 weeks yet but with the next major release, 1.0 I assume, we'll likely get a 3 week period where they announce it's ready and then actually deliver.

So knowing that the long term goals could be WAY WAY off.

BUT! In their defense while they estimate being done way to early they also over deliver in content. The major features expected in 0.9 I think were a race track and racing ships. We got new hangars, asteroid hangars, new targetting info, new control sets, and a lot of other little features so it's not like anyone is feeling jerked around at the end of it. They're real good at delivering the goods even if the road is windy and slow.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
31. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 17:07 Tumbler
 
Meh, I tried booting up and playing the last one recently. I just wanted to go blast through the game in god mode and see all the content and after about 2 hours I lost interest. Never turned it back on.

It's a great looking game, I'm surprised I don't enjoy it more, it's got all the things I normally love in these games but my feelings on 2 have made it easy to pass on this new one. Lots of end bosses, lots of different enemies, and locations. I don't understand why it feels like a chore to play.

I'll buy the new one on a steam sale and never play it eventually. I'm sure the install will kick ass though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 18, 2014, 16:16 Tumbler
 
Wasn't this the idea with that stupid chip on the credit card? You don't swipe it, you just put it close the pad? Who the fuck would want this on your phone? If it's there waiting to send info you can literally find a way to walk around ala walking dogs and just take money from people who get close.

Heh, why did I think walking dogs. (sleeping dogs)...no...watchdogs.

Why is anyone fighting over this? It's a horrid idea just like those stupid credit card auto pay chips are. Don't hacker conferences have a running board of hacks into local laptops connected to the wifi network? Your laptop certainly has more safety nets up vs your phone. This sounds like a horrid fucking idea for our phone.

And look how long it's taken credit card companies to tighten up regarding unauthorized charges. It's a matter of minutes before I get warnings of suspicious activity and a few years back it was days if I got a warning at all.

You think apple is going to contact you about suspicious apple pay activity right away? Do they do that now when you buy something for $100 in candy crush? Buying anything in those free to play games seems like insanity so should they already be contacting people about all that shit? You see them doing that?

Yeah, go ahead and drop money into the apple wallet. I wanna watch what happens.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
39. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 18, 2014, 14:38 Tumbler
 
Jackplug wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 14:35:
Just cos it has allot of money pumped into it, doesn't mean it will turn out to be a good game.

It is our DESTTIINNNNYYYY!!!!!
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Trailer
3. Re: Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Trailer Sep 17, 2014, 17:05 Tumbler
 
Looks interesting, more refined interface which will be a pleasant change.

I was hoping to see collisions and location specific damage and things happening because of that. For example an engine is blown off and the ship starts turning slowly in one direction for a few seconds while they crew stabilizes thrust or something. (or shuts down an engine to compensate.

This game would benefit from systems and features that make combat unpredictable and always changing. One game you're forces charge in and everything goes right, you take out a ship which causes damage on others, ends up giving you a decisive advantage in the battle. Next battle you fighters attack an incoming frigate swarm, one of them collides after damage with a heavily armed destroyed causing a massive explosion and cripples several ships around it.

I want the battles to feel like they are an out of control car that you're fighting to keep on the road. It's eventually going to crash but it's a fight to see how long you can keep it going.

Like FTL! Every time I start that game I don't know if I'm getting blown up in 2 moves or making it all the way to the end. With enough practice you might be able to consistently get pretty far but it's just too unpredictable to know you can win each time.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
106. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 02:42 Tumbler
 
This seems like a bad move for MS. Minecraft as a multiplatform title is hugely popular and profitable. When MS starts only making the newer additions and updates on the MS friendly platforms I think other companies are going to try and step into fill the void on other platforms. (nintendo, sony, ios, etc)

I feel like there hasn't been a strong competitor for Minecraft in part because it's available on everything. Who wants to build a minecraft style game to compete against Minecraft? Assuming MS comes in and says Minecraft is exclusive to Surface, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows! then I think that competition will show up.

Someone is going to build this game bigger and better and ms is going to be stuck holding the gamer version of myspace. And MS is literally the last company I'd assume could build or maintain something like minecraft. They're going to dlc the shit out of that game and it's going to be like playing a f2p time sink "game" on ios.
 
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News Comments > Transverse Funding Reworked
9. Re: Transverse Funding Reworked Sep 12, 2014, 11:46 Tumbler
 
The pitch video isn't good enough to get support at those prices. Not with SC being in the news all the time. If they changed those prices to about 10 - 20 % of what they are now they might be able to get 500k but I don't see how the game has a long term future. Elite is almost done, SC by the end of the year is going to be a multiplayer combat game at least, possibly racing and fps stuff as well...

The game isn't that bad but those prices are ridiculous. If they go back to the drawing board and pay some better modellers to make everything look better then try again in a year or so maybe. I'll always want more space games but that video looks like an early gen 360 game in many spots and you want to market it to PC gamers? Try xbox live arcade, on the 360.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus
9. Re: Elite: Dangerous Launch Pricing and Preorder Bonus Sep 12, 2014, 11:38 Tumbler
 
Got my dev kit 2 in the mail last week, I'm really happy that elite turned out well. SC is a ways off but between this, the eve online thing and the dcs sims I'm all set to go lock myself in a room for a month! And hopefully not throw up! Unfortunately we are getting ready to move so everything is packed and I want to wait till I get to the new place to set it all up. Hurry up horribly slow house buying process!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent
33. Re: Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent Sep 11, 2014, 16:11 Tumbler
 
DrSquick wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 15:01:
Am I missing something here? What is so exciting about a few new maps for the hanger? I watched the video, and it looks like it is just a room to store your ships. You log in, walk 10 feet to your ship, get in and leave.

Is it really a big deal if your hanger looks like an office building or the inside of a rock?

Hangar Trailer

The hangars are likley a sneak peak of what the final game is likely to resemble. They're building a lot of planetside content now but keeping it behind closed doors, they are going back and doing that to the Hangar's and I think the plan is to adding new sections to the hangar so you have a lot of room to explore and see cool space stuff.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent
25. Re: Star Citizen DFM Patch Imminent Sep 11, 2014, 14:43 Tumbler
 
New Hangars: We’ve remastered all of Star Citizen’s Hangars with the new forward-looking room system and added the Asteroid Hangar.

Well fuck, I told myself don't get excited anymore for these patches / releases but now I'm excited! WWWOOOOHOOO!!!! Wife is out of town, girls are with the babysitter tonight and I have destiny in my ps4 plus I might have this to play in the next few days!
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
70. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 13:58 Tumbler
 
Well...buy the ps4 and ps3 version while you can I guess.

That is pretty disappointing. It seems like MS should be focusing on making their platform interface better all around. The home screen is ugly and unpleasant, the voice commands are a mess and I end up having to repeat myself all the time. I bought that remote simply so I could get around on that thing without picking up a controller or wasting my breath.

The xbox one is kind of a mess right now and I don't see how buying something like this is going to insentivise them to fix their systems. It's like Nintendo paying for Bayonetta exclusivity, it doesn't feel like a win for the system, it looks like a "fuck you, if you wanna play minecraft you gotta do it here! Hahaha!"

Remember how well it worked for At&t with the Iphone? Fuck you, you want an iphone you get at&t! Remember how well it worked for vita? You want vita 3g? Fuck you, you get at&t!
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight 2 in June
9. Re: Arkham Knight 2 in June Sep 8, 2014, 17:43 Tumbler
 
For $200 that Batmobile isn't remote controlled? Hunh, that seems like a waste.

And according to the sheet they made it's only available at walmart! Hooray!

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
58. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 17:02 Tumbler
 
I thought the CAG cast last week had some great comments on the whole games media drama that sum up my feelings in a nut shell. (Cag cast is the cheap ass gamer website weekly podcast)

Cheapy's feeling on the matter is that in the end, what do people expect? I don't know if a lot of people realize how much sites like RPS, Giantbomb, IGN, etc depend on being in the good graces of these game publishers. In order to make money people like us have to visit the site and read / watch their content. That means you need review copies of games a week or more before release and companies won't give those too you unless you're "playing the game". I don't know many people that pay for that content. People expect to read reviews on games for free...so who's paying for that content? The publishers and game makers.

So who are the sites going to be loyal to? The publishers and the game makers. So in the end, why would anyone expect this to be objective and ethical?

Most of the gaming media is glorified advertising. They stay in business because big companies want to spend money on those sites as part of their advertising. Sending review copies of games, hosting media events where people come and see the games, buying ad spots on the site that people will see when they come see the reviews, having special promo's that preview the game and talk about how awesome it's going to be.

The most likely way to get honest feedback on games is from a person who buys the game out of their own money and will likely notice the loss of those dollars in their account. I don't know how much money Angry Joe makes on his youtube stuff but he seems like someone that would be genuinely pissed if he bought a shit game. (and it's kind of his thing) And that to me is what being a gamer is all about. If you're not pissed, you're not a gamer. If you're not pissed then you're doing something wrong because gaming is one of the most consumer hostile business' you can be a part of. They're even hostile and horrible to many people in the industry in many cases. I'd compare it to being a car sales man for Ford or Toyota. Or being a customer going onto one of those lots trying to buy something. It's a terrible business but they have a product that people want enough to put up with that shit.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Video
1. Re: Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Video Sep 2, 2014, 16:27 Tumbler
 
The lighting examples in the video would add a lot to the game if it generated different lighting conditions with each battle. Not random, just dozens off combinations to look awesome.

The lower light examples looked awesome. You could have a comet moving through with a traveling light source every min or so. Hopefully explosions would light up certain areas, maybe laser beams could illuminate the nearby ships.

The combat itself looks too familiar too the first game. I want it to have more weight, I want to feel the impacts of all these weapons. (if that makes sense) I want the ships to buckle in areas they are being hit. I want them to roll and ram into others if they get to close or take damage.
 
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