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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $45M
4. Re: Star Citizen Hits $45M Jun 8, 2014, 14:24 Tumbler
 
Task wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 14:00:
for all these flight or space sims coming out I can't decide which joystick to get:

Either an X-55 or a Warthog. I've had terrible luck with Saitek's joysticks, i think I had to replace an X-52 like 2 or 3 times, it was ridiculous.

The Warthog seems to have no complaints. The X55 and X52 both have some hit or miss stuff. (production related stuff, cheaper materials, some work great, some don't, etc) The X65 seems solid but is out of production I believe plus the stuck is a pressure sensitive which might not be what some want.

I think right now I'd go for the X52 if you don't want to spend more than $150 or so, it's had longer to work out issues. The X52 pro is hard to find but I think most people love that one. The X55 seems like it needs to work out it's manufactoring issues. Amazon Reviews
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $45M
1. Re: Star Citizen Hits $45M Jun 8, 2014, 13:24 Tumbler
 
They've really hit this week out of the park in my book. The DFM launch wasn't too great but the addition of new ships into our hangars is pretty awesome if only temporary. (The TNGS finalists were in our hangars for us to explore around in game) Then the freelancer variants plus brochure and in engine ships if you want to buy them.

As more console commands come out that allow us to tweak the controls a bit the DFM is becoming a lot more fun. For now I'm working with a controller but I expect they'll have some very detailed joystick files available inside a week. We're already seeing the more popular stuff like the Warthog, X52 and X55. Hopefully the CH Fighterstick and eventually full customization support inside the game.

Really great end to a troubled week. Plus avenger is coming in the very near future to DFM! (Hopefully, it was mentioned in the manual)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patched
11. Re: Star Citizen Patched Jun 7, 2014, 14:04 Tumbler
 
Frijoles wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 13:00:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 11:58:
Moving and aiming takes some getting used to. It could be more responsive.

I couldn't fly worth shit. Broke out the joystick that I haven't touched in five years (surprised it still works), but every time I try to aim, I overshoot the target. Switched to mouse/keyboard and it was worse. The game needs a "I see you can't fly" option. Just didn't feel good. I did enjoy the graphics though.

This has been my experience as well. I'm getting better with a Gamepad but using my joystick or Kb/m is useless. One of the devs said this same thing so I'm confident they are working on it.

It's really hard to control. A bit like trying to ride a bathtub down a snowy moutain just by leaning from side to side.

When you're able to keep things under control combat can be pretty amazing see the damage you take and parts of the other ships come off. I can't wait to shoot at other hornets/300i/Aurora's because the scythe ships are too small. Seems hard to make out the damage done to them but I can sure see the damage done to my ship! I feel like most of the damage I take come from collisions....
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 5, 2014, 13:41 Tumbler
 
And fuck the NCAA. Those assholes make out like bandits on the backs of all those kids. They should be reversing that. There's zero reason those kids shouldn't be getting paid given the fortune they bring in.

Something else to back up this claim is that College coaches are the top paid "public" employee's in almost all 50 states. If the coaches are going to make that kind of money it's insane that the players aren't making a salary of some sort. You could say the college education is a payment of some sort but I doubt anyone would agree that it's fair compensation.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
80. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 16:23 Tumbler
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 14:49:
Aw, Tumbler, you really could have had some fun there.

Heh, yes, some have chosen to spend obscene amounts on this. Credit cards man, fucking crazy people in my book. I'm glad some are putting so much money into the game, that is what it takes to make games, but FFS, how do you spend that kind of money and not want to throw up when you see that bill?

I spent 20k on a credit card for my wedding and refi'd my house later but maybe someone who is single can spend that kind of money on toys and hobbies. Wouldn't surprise me but even when I was single and had money to burn I didn't spend that much on internet spaceships. I've heard some crazy numbers about spending in EVE so I guess some people just like to spend money on that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
51. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 12:45 Tumbler
 
Update on the pricing.

$35 is the lowest price you can pay for a game package. (You need at least one "Ship Package". This package does not have Alpha or Beta access. (alpha is now called Arena Commander) If you buy this package and the Arena commander pass ($5) then you will be able to play Arena Commander today with an Aurora for $40 total.

However if you spend $45 ($40 for Aurora MR+ Package and $5 for Arena Commander Pass) you'll also get Beta access which might save you some money in the future. It's likely they'll still offer a Beta Pass for $5 just like they offer it now for Arena Commander but if you know you want to play the beta when it arrives then you might consider paying $45 to get in instead of $40.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
18. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 10:19 Tumbler
 
Blahman wrote on Jun 4, 2014, 10:08:
So not having backed this yet, how much does one have to pay to play this?

I believe it is $40. 35 for base aurora ship package and $5 for arena commander pass.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 "Netcode" Patch
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Whoopee.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
16. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 16:32 Tumbler
 
The sales of Watch Dogs is surprising. On so many levels it does things that normally get a lot of scorn from gamers. The difference in the e3 2012 video and the final product, the uplay issues, the last minute delay.

It seems to me that people looked past all that and like the game. Seems odd. It doesn't even look all that great to me. The e3 video looked great but this doesn't hit that same note for me.

I wonder if it's just a perfect time to release it because gamers are craving something to play?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
14. Re: Saturday Interviews May 31, 2014, 15:58 Tumbler
 
An early example is the classic 1986 Nintendo game Metroid. The better a player does, the less clothing the female protagonist is wearing at the end.

Hunh? Metroid hides the fact that you're a girl until the very end...right? What is she talking about? I thought you wore that whole suit of armor the whole time. Am I missing something?

Edit: I never knew that, there are multiple endings where she takes off the helmet, the whole suit and has clothes on, then it looks like one where she's in a bathing suit or maybe just underwear?

Still seems like an odd game to point at since the character is a girl and that is ultimately what I remember about the endings.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins
8. Re: Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins May 30, 2014, 09:44 Tumbler
 
I'm excited to try Elite but the prices to play in these various stages of development are simply too much. I think there is a stage at $60 eventually which i might go in on.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
72. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 29, 2014, 14:09 Tumbler
 
Mother.
Fucker.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Intro Movie
1. Re: Wasteland 2 Intro Movie May 25, 2014, 12:55 Tumbler
 
This is one of my oldest kickstarter that hasn't been delivered yet. Happy to see the release date so close.

I went back and marked everything I've received already and so far the success rate on my kickstarter projects is outstanding. Majority have already been delivered and the few that have not are definitely under development.

We need a new wave of projects to fund for next year and beyond!

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News Comments > Star Citizen at $44M
27. Re: Star Citizen at $44M May 24, 2014, 17:44 Tumbler
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on May 24, 2014, 14:16:
Roberts is a CON MAN. He has constantly oversold games which either were vaporware (Freelancer), were disasters (Wing Commander) or were COMPLETE FRAUDS (Point of No Return)....

Wing Commander was a disaster!? WHAT!?

Who is this really? There has to be some personal agenda but I can't even think of another game that stands to lose if Star Citizen wins... Maybe the folks at CCP? It sure looks like a ton of eve players are looking to find a new home in Star Citizen...

So weird.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $44M
2. Re: Star Citizen at $44M May 24, 2014, 12:59 Tumbler
 
They've said the DFM will be released on May 29th and they seem a little more committed to that date than others they've said in the past.

Game continues to look awesome but their ability to hit target dates is non existent. One thing I think it going to hurt them is if they continue to deliver the bad news only a few days before it's too late. They've said as recently as april that the FPS stuff is going to show up in June? Considering how long the DFM is taking them I find it hard to believe that stuff is going to be ready within a month after the first DFM part drops?

I'm still really excited about the project in general but the journey to getting to the first release of the DFM has become unpleasant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 13:28 Tumbler
 
Creston wrote on May 20, 2014, 13:09:
Irony, thy name is...

I bought it for my wife, she watches a lot of tv and it's actually farely useful for her in that respect. I don't play any games on it. It runs netflix, amazon, youtube and watchs tv almost exclusively.

Blu-Rays, it also plays blu-rays but far more often it's just an easy way for my kids to watch youtube and my wife to watch tv. Princess Play Doh videos are very popular. And Sofia the First. That box should be turning pink any day now. And fuck that controller. My god it's impossible to set that thing down without lightly touching the triggers and causing the video to fast forward or rewind.

I bought that little remote just to avoid using the controller.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed
37. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Shipped, Reviewed May 20, 2014, 12:53 Tumbler
 
I planned on playing this but I'm goign to buy it, trade it, and pick it up later when it's cheaper.

Buying it from best buy for $52. (got that gamer unlocked thing) Get a $20 credit for later and trading it for 80 tokens on 99 gamers!

A token is approx $1 so i can hopefully get 2 newish games for those dollars spent in the coming weeks. I've seen the pc version of watch dogs on 99 gamers for 40 and 50 tokens, hopefully that will be 40 again and I can grab it.

(The reason I can get 80 tokens is because brand new stuff on release tends to sell for a premium)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2014, 12:43 Tumbler
 
This bullshit spin about losing the kinect being bad for everyone is like the spin they put on taking off the always online drm of the Xbox One console back at E3 2013.

"Oh, sorry, since we have to take that out we can't have this awesome other feature that lets you share games. It's total horse shit that we'd ever let you share games, but we can say whatever we want since you can't prove us wrong!"

Complaining about the kinect not being able to become anything now is a joke. The Wii U still has the pad included and even on their first party titles they barely use it. (I hear that pad is a horn in Mario Kart) MS blew it on release by not having software that justified the Kinect's existence. Third parties abandonded the wii u because it sold like shit and third parties abandonded the kinect because they know games using it won't affect sales on the xbox one. Worst case if they make a game specifically for the Kinect it will sell like shit on the ps4 because it either won't exist or will be a flawed shoe horned product.

MS fucking blew it. I assumed they had big plans for software to support the Kinect but apparently they planned on 3rd parties building the software that would make people want the kinect. It's pure incompetence. The comments from folks around the time of the Xbox One being revealed suggested that MS was unbelievably arrogant assuming since this is the xbox everyone is obviously going to buy it so we don't need to worry about that... Bunch of fucking assholes.

I bought one and I'm not unhappy that I own one, I'm unhappy that the people inside Xbox are so fucking incompetent as to believe that their brand is so strong that they can shit in a box and people will buy it.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
19. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 12:29 Tumbler
 
Reinstalling.

I can't give up on this game, it has to get better!

Never looked into mods, will have to do that. I think I'll start the open space game this time. That storyline stuff you go through in the beginning was really grating the 2nd time trying. Not interested in seeing that again.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 13, 2014, 14:12 Tumbler
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 13, 2014, 12:45:
Mine was X:Rebirth.. and you can likely guess my current stance on pre-orders

Yeah...that really sucked. I think the hardest thing to deal with is that even if the game worked perfectly the controls on the spaceship and how you traveled between systems was terrible. What stopped me from playing was the constant need to travel on those dumb highway tubes and the fact that I could never look at the map and see where I was going. Plenty of other stuff wrong as well but every time I'd try and look around, explore I couldn't figure out how to understand where I was going and what was around me.
 
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