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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
10. Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 13:02 BIGtrouble77
 
Nice to see you guys finally turning on these devs.  
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
11. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 16:04 BIGtrouble77
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 15:27:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 14:25:
Definitely going to try out this demo. The only thing holding me back is scale concerns... I guess I'm just weird that I'd like a long route to take more than 10 minutes.

The route from Eureka to Sacramento takes about 30 real minutes. The route from Redding to L.A. is about 40 minutes. So the routes are long but not real-time long.
cool, good to know.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
8. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 14:25 BIGtrouble77
 
Definitely going to try out this demo. The only thing holding me back is scale concerns... I guess I'm just weird that I'd like a long route to take more than 10 minutes.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 9, 2016, 13:54 BIGtrouble77
 
That is one of the most asinine articles I've read in a while. I still see so many iPhone 4s' in the wild... that's a phone released in 2011. Considering the rate of progress, it's pretty impressive a phone form 5 years ago can still function quite well today,

Apple and others created large phone because people like me want them, not because of some conspiracy to screw over customers.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
11. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 12:19 BIGtrouble77
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 10:02:
This whole thing screams of a "BUY NOW! BUY NOW!!!!" desperation attempt to get more money to me.
Ugh, and I might just do that. $40 still seems like a decent value if this thing is ever completed. I know you all like to shit on this game, but it will probably turn out decent.

I'd only be pissed if I was a kickstarter backer and sunk in a huge amount of money. I don't think there's any way this game is going to meet those expectations, but I'm not a backer and don't need to worry about those details.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Launches Free Game Engine
2. Re: Amazon Launches Free Game Engine Feb 9, 2016, 12:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I was going to be negative on this, but the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense. If you have a game that relies on highly optimized net code and you have the ability to autoscale on amazon's cloud infrastructure and abstract that away from the rest of the game, that's a pretty big win.

Game developers tend to suck at the web side of things so this might go a long way to address that. That said, I question how well everything else stands up to something like Unity3d.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
10. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 4, 2016, 16:02 BIGtrouble77
 
You're a bunch of crusty ole' bastards. Give them some credit, they're trying.  
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News Comments > Xenonauts 2 Announced
4. Re: Xenonauts 2 Announced Feb 3, 2016, 23:42 BIGtrouble77
 
I still play Xenonauts, absolutely love it, but I just hope the move to 3d doesn't mean a move away from the core gameplay mechanics of the original xcom.

Also, sequels in this game should be given the same treatment as Civilization... just keep releasing better versions of the original vision. We don't need Xenonauts 2080 Plasma Wars. Keep it simple, 1970s era.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
31. Re: removed Jan 31, 2016, 00:09 BIGtrouble77
 
So what is the total investment now to get both "games"?  
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News Comments > GOG.com's Games in Development Program
9. Re: GOG.com's Games in Development Program Jan 28, 2016, 15:10 BIGtrouble77
 
Curious Expedition is great, first roguelike since FTL that I really enjoy. The devs (2 guys) are awesome with the community as well, can't recommend this game enough. Renowned Explorers seems to get more press despite not being nearly as enjoyable, imo.  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
14. Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 26, 2016, 02:58 BIGtrouble77
 
This shit is hilarious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZWHUnFqPhg  
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month
2. Re: Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month Jan 21, 2016, 13:47 BIGtrouble77
 
The mileage the Clausewitz engine has gotten is just astonishing, and to think they're about to release a 4x space game on it...  
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced
10. Re: Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced Jan 19, 2016, 19:03 BIGtrouble77
 
I seriously need to budget how much money I give to Paradox... got another CK2 DLC coming out, Hearts of Iron IV, Stellaris and now this.

Next thing I know they'll be announcing Victoria III...
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
55. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 02:08 BIGtrouble77
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 20:17:
Why is Microsoft aping Apple's playbook. Forcing yearly hardware and software cycles isn't endearing to a lot of people.

I don't get this statement... Apple doesn't force anything. I have a 2009 iMac that I use as my PC monitor and as a plex media center. It runs just as well today as when I bought it 6 years ago. You do no have to install the latest versions of macOS if you don't want to.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
16. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 14:11 BIGtrouble77
 
My windows 10 experience has been absolutely abysmal. Tons of crashes, bad driver support, bad built-in utilities (seriously, the wifi tools in win10 are just awful). Thank god I only game on this machine, I would never get any work done.

I hope gamers are more open to Linux, I think what valve is doing is amazing. I still have too many windows exclusives to make the switch, but I love that so much progress has been made in the last 5 years.

 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
27. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Jan 15, 2016, 19:56 BIGtrouble77
 
loomy wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 17:42:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 16:32:
is there a game worth buying yet?

NO. There are a few quests and that's it. More than people know, because they talk without playing it. I've spent a few hours playing. But it's not a whole game yet. It is like a DayZ alpha type of situation where everyone has their fun running around in the wild west.

That said, if anyone wanted a deal, they needed to buy the sale packages that just went by. The price of the game is probably going to double now.
Thanks, then I'll most likely be holding off this year, especially if the price goes up. I refuse to buy a ship or pay for anything over what the base game offers.
 
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News Comments > New Star Citizen Alpha
20. Re: New Star Citizen Alpha Jan 15, 2016, 16:32 BIGtrouble77
 
I'm definitely buying this game at some point, but is there a game worth buying yet? I'm still enjoying Elite Horizons immensely, but I want to get into SC when there's something of substance. It's hard to tell as these threads get polluted so quickly.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Sells 1.4M
32. Re: Elite: Dangerous Sells 1.4M Jan 14, 2016, 19:57 BIGtrouble77
 
I still love this game and I've been playing since Beta. The Horizons update is mediocre as a DLC, but it's good value for new buyers.

The problem with Horizons is that we've gotten less than 1/4 of the content that's promised for this update. So right now the value is pretty low, but at the end of the year it will be much higher as there will be significantly more content (avatar designer, multi crew, ship launched fighters, etc).

Those of you that want a campaign, please stick to Star Citizen. That's your campaign tour-de-force, I'm sure the chairman won't let you down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 12, 2016, 14:09 BIGtrouble77
 
The nagware is just for the casual users. MS will ultimately force us all to upgrade by restricting libraries to windows 10 (directX). I am very sorry I made the upgrade when I did... I went from a perfectly stable system to one that now crashes several times a week- win10 hates my iMac monitor for some reason.  
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: Corporate Espionage Jan 9, 2016, 00:41 BIGtrouble77
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 00:39:
The Raven wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:05:
They are accusing a customer of corporate espionage? For talking to another (former) customer? On twitter?

I don't give a crap what they talked about, or how much they hate some of their customers, that's not the definition of corporate espionage.

I think some backing levels allow you to take part in the actual game design. I don't know if this guy was a part of that, but it sounds like he revealed some info that was supposed to be confidential. The TOS for that backing level may have some kind of "non compete" clause that prevents them from sharing said information. I have no idea if this is the case, but that's possibly where "corporate espionage" came from.
 
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