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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 16:08
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys
6. Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys Feb 22, 2014, 13:56 phorce phed
These are not beta keys -- just keys.
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News Comments > 100 More Steam Greenlights
3. Re: 100 More Steam Greenlights Dec 4, 2013, 19:47 phorce phed
As with past batches, these titles will be released independently in the weeks or months or years ahead


NEOTOKYO° was greenlit October 2012 and Valve's gotten signed paperwork back from the devs twice, but it's still not on Steam.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M
20. Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M Nov 23, 2013, 16:32 phorce phed
I'll buy the theory that they have a big investor who is putting in chunks of money every week as a way to build hype and grease the wheels, but it's a little early to be calling the game a fraud.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 9, 2013, 17:31 phorce phed
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 13:48:
Edit: Speaking of which anyone got any good recs for free email providers beside google and hotmail? seems pretty good. I don't know what your privacy requirements are, but they're worth a look.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2013, 17:36 phorce phed
D) Did you know the site was down yesterday evening?
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified
48. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified Apr 14, 2013, 00:43 phorce phed
Prez wrote on Apr 13, 2013, 23:01:
When devs pick and choose what pertinent info about the development/licensing/production they are going to share with publishers (even about potential licensing deals like the one with Microsoft owning the license to the one they wished to make), they run the risk of damaging that relationship.

The fact that Microsoft owns the rights to digital Shadowrun games is public knowledge. The fact that Harebrained Schemes does not own but is licensing these rights was stated at 1:53 in the initial Kickstarter pitch video. Anyone familiar with the history of Shadowrun should have already been well aware of it, however. The reason HBS didn't go into the licensing details is because the license does not come directly from Microsoft but by way of the Smith & Tinker deal.

Anyway, there might be a few misguided people who pledged solely because they wanted to see more DRM-free games on the market, but how this game would be made available to non-backers is not something that was specified at any time during the Kickstarter. These people should have done their homework before pledging.

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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Apr 10, 2013, 20:46 phorce phed
bhcompy wrote on Apr 10, 2013, 20:44:
No. 21:10 maybe.

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News Comments > New Steam Community Features Coming
16. Re: New Steam Community Features Coming Aug 13, 2012, 18:35 phorce phed
Steam chat logging or GTFO.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Wut? Dec 31, 2010, 03:16 phorce phed
Uh, he didn't just direct the Evil Dead movies. Sam Rami also directed another little movie that a few people watched: "Spider-Man"

The first "good" video game movie has already been made: I submit that Resident Evil was a "good zombie movie". Not great, but it satisfied the minimum requirements to be considered "good" within the genre. Faint praise, but with the utter lack of "good" in any other movie based on a video game it's kind of a big deal.

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News Comments > BioShock Pitch Docs
2. Re: BioShock Pitch Docs May 20, 2010, 23:31 phorce phed
That was made clear long ago by the postmortem on Gamasutra in which the project lead pretty much bragged about cutting out anything that might confuse the console crowd.

We were making a game that wasn't taking the initial user experience into account, and we weren't thinking enough about how to make it accessible to a wide variety of players.

The spec of BioShock changed so much over the course of development that we spent the majority of the time making the wrong game- an extremely deep game, and at times an interesting one, but it was not a groundbreaking game that would appeal to a wide audience.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Street Fighter II CE Sep 26, 2009, 17:00 phorce phed
If you had told me in 1995 that someday I would be playing SF2 in a web browser I wouldn't have believed you. Even more recently I would have been pretty skeptical (although more due to licensing than technical reasons).

Only problem is that it seems to be single player only...

I think I'll hold onto my cabinet.
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News Comments > 64-Bit Half-Life 2 Will Return
7. Deja Vu Sep 17, 2009, 23:10 phorce phed
Didn't this happen before with the 64-bit HLDS?

Same deal, right down to the "no explanation" part, IIRC.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2008, 17:39 phorce phed
That's the kind of shit that has ruined PC gaming, so I think I'll pass on his PC-evangelism.

No wonder the list is so weak. "PCs ape consoles in emulation"? Really? Good thing console developers invented emulation so that PC users had something to make crude copies of using sticks and leaves. Too bad the PC can never aspire to the awesome emulation capabilities of the consoles...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: OK, old timers Oct 18, 2008, 18:08 phorce phed
You are referring to The Mother of All Games

This comment was edited on Oct 18, 2008, 18:08.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: BEST EVAR Apr 20, 2008, 19:12 phorce phed
Bio Shock story > System Shock 2? Innnnseeecttt!

I'm not so sure that the list is in any kind of order.

Nice write-up on Silent Hill 2. I've always found SH2 to be a hard game to write coherently about due to the industrial grade mind-fuckery that is dished out both to the characters and the player. I remember even starting to think that the bad voice acting was thoroughly intentional.

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News Comments > Reto-Moto Formed
3. Re: Hitman Apr 12, 2008, 00:12 phorce phed
Yeah because those games are just so great, huh?

They sure are.

This makes me uneasy as Hitman 5 still hasn't been announced...

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News Comments > Fixed UEFA 2008 Demo
1. lol wut? Mar 27, 2008, 11:26 phorce phed
I've tried, but I always read it as "UFIA".


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News Comments > Serious EVE Online WinXP Issue
5. Re: holy fuck Dec 6, 2007, 10:31 phorce phed
Not as bad as the version of Sierra Tools that came with Half-Life. If you used it to uninstall the game it would also remove everything under C:\Program Files\

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News Comments > Deus Ex 3 DOA? - Updated
7. Re: No subject Oct 17, 2007, 11:03 phorce phed
Damnit SMA, you ruined it for me!

I was all excited about the thought of this abomination never being released.

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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Awww Jun 25, 2007, 22:39 phorce phed
If the devs of the Shadowrun FPS really cared they would have actually set it in the Shadowrun world.

Most people don't seem to understand how simple this would have been. FASA could have taken the same game they published, changed a few textures, called it a "matrix game" and it would be as canon as the sourcebooks.

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