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Signed On Nov 18, 2004, 05:49
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released
4. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released Oct 22, 2014, 03:58 Dmitri_M
 
Domgrief wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 03:57:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 02:25:
I still like the mechanics. The voice acting is still perfect.

Some of the cast was great, but I wouldn't go as far as "perfect" - Ira's "She is evil. A driven bitch." is the worst piece of voice acting I've ever heard.

I think there's a difference between tongue in cheek and outright bad.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 22, 2014, 02:50 Dmitri_M
 
I grew up in a country that had little to no advertising about "coding" or computer science.

Dad's bought PCs and their sons took an interest. Men are more likely to tinker in hobbies that don't have a socializing component. It's got to do with escape and quiet because men generally find it easier to get agitated.

Working on cars, carpentry, coding on a computer. There are loads of hobbies that fill the same function for men.

My girlfriend likes to do things that a social component. Sitting in front of a computer doesn't satisfy that. She doesn't speak to all woman of course.

It's ok to acknowledge that woman and men are different. I don't really understand why there is a slant to explain away a gender's characteristics as a fault of media or some other influence rather than just a predisposition possessed by that gender.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released
2. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released Oct 22, 2014, 02:25 Dmitri_M
 
If I want to play JA I just boot JA2 1.13

I still like the graphics. Prefer it to blurry 3D. I still like the mechanics. The voice acting is still perfect.

Cheap imitations need not apply.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
47. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 08:16 Dmitri_M
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 07:50:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 07:44:
Rigs wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 23:43:
Once the Alien actually showed up, it felt like I was just going to be running from locker to locker. Am I wrong? Tell me there are just particular areas it shows up in. And am I crazy for just wanting to investigate the station instead of run from the Alien? That's the point of the game...maybe it's just me getting old...


=-Rigs-=

I absolutely love the terror of running and hiding from the Alien. Having it sniff about looking for me while I'm hiding under a table is a rush.

This is easily the best Alien game I've played. So far better than AVP..which I loved.

AVP was Cameron's Aliens. Combat focused. Isolation is much closer to the original Alien film with a focus on survival and avoidance over combat.

In this you're not a colonial marine meant to battle 100s of Aliens as though they were bugs from Starship Troopers. So far I've killed one human who was clearly aggressive, but generally I avoid combat as much as possible. This makes it feel more plausible. Focus is on oldschool stealth, sneaking around trying to avoid an absolute killing machine.

I would have preferred it if there were less of the station's populace about, I don't feel as "isolated" or alone as I should.

I tried the game at a friend's place and he is clearly in love with it. I on the other hand was kind of like, ok cool atmosphere but what the fuck??? I just died five times to some three android dudes, who I have to somehow sneak past in exactly the right way or what, Im dead? I find games like that frustrating beyond belief. I even tried goading them somehow, throwing that sound thingy you can construct. To no avail...He was trying to convince me that isnt what the game is really but, seriously...who the fuck wants to load the same damn set piece 5 times to get past it somehow...

It sounds like you should play a game that is action focused rather than stealth.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
45. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 07:44 Dmitri_M
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 23:43:
Once the Alien actually showed up, it felt like I was just going to be running from locker to locker. Am I wrong? Tell me there are just particular areas it shows up in. And am I crazy for just wanting to investigate the station instead of run from the Alien? That's the point of the game...maybe it's just me getting old...


=-Rigs-=

I absolutely love the terror of running and hiding from the Alien. Having it sniff about looking for me while I'm hiding under a table is a rush.

This is easily the best Alien game I've played. So far better than AVP..which I loved.

AVP was Cameron's Aliens. Combat focused. Isolation is much closer to the original Alien film with a focus on survival and avoidance over combat.

In this you're not a colonial marine meant to battle 100s of Aliens as though they were bugs from Starship Troopers. So far I've killed one human who was clearly aggressive, but generally I avoid combat as much as possible. This makes it feel more plausible. Focus is on oldschool stealth, sneaking around trying to avoid an absolute killing machine.

I would have preferred it if there were less of the station's populace about, I don't feel as "isolated" or alone as I should.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 19:43 Dmitri_M
 
Really enjoying Alien Isolation. Enjoyment measured on a sliding scale of sheer terror. Looks and runs great, no obvious port issues and an excellent atmosphere. Some of the best sounds I've heard in a game too.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
10. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 16:37 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:25:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:19:
Jack Thompson 2? Except without the conservative white male baggage much easier for the press to get on board.

Except she's not trying to censor anything or force anything or ban anything. She's not trying to pass legislation and not trying to outlaw anything.

She even points out in this very interview that games can be part of a pattern and still be wonderful and engaging and fun.

Relax crusader
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
6. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 16:19 Dmitri_M
 
Jack Thompson 2? Except without the conservative white male baggage much easier for the press to get on board.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
83. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 18, 2014, 22:46 Dmitri_M
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 08:53:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 14:20:
Haha, please keep posting this stuff. It's incredible.

I honestly don't mean to troll you, and really it's great you and others are enthusiastic but unreleased titles pulling in millions on hype and promises are not "what pc gaming is about".
If you were talking about a game from a publisher like EA or Activision I'd completely agree but we're not. This is a game that wouldn't have been made without crowdsourcing, by somebody with a distinguished history in the genre. People are buying into the game because they have faith in the project. What do you care if people who back it lose their money or aren't happy with the final project?

People around here just like to rail against anything that is considered popular or mainstream. What I care about is the game and everything I've seen so far has given me confidence that this game will deliver. If it doesn't then that's fine, as at least I supported my favourite genre and gave it a chance.

I think they're buying into it because they've been groomed by major publishers over the past decade or so to believe that hype is truth.

In the wake of Star Citizen I picture EA and Activision boardrooms abuzz "How can we get people to spend money on games before they're even released??"
 
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News Comments > etc.
134. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 22:37 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 18:22:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 17:56:
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 20:12:
Prez wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 20:04:
Yeah, you are right -it was Escapist, not Gamasutra. My mistake.

...one that has a lovely "GIRLS!" section and runs regular articles on hot female teachers sleeping with students.

Not surprisingly, they're considered one of the few "pro-GG" sites.

See, this is what I don't get. So if you have a site geared towards gaming males, and you show images of the beautiful female form, "naturally" you are pro Gamergate, and by extension, misogynist. I cannot get that logic. I don't find it to be sexist that guys like seeing images of gorgeous women, any more than I view seeing my hundreds of female Facebook friends pass around images of mostly naked strapping men as sexist. I view it as human.

EDIT: And before anyone asks, I have hundreds of female Facebook friends because I work in animal rescue which for reasons I won't go into is predominantly female (we are talking by a factor of 20 to 1 by my estimation), and I network with rescues across the country.

It is human. Absolutely.
But, again, things come down to trends. Someone telling one racist joke isn't necessarily a racist. Someone telling many racist jokes almost definitely is.

Are you equating love of the female form to racism?

Misogyny to it, yes. A penchant for treating women like meat is misogyny. It's accepted misogyny, institutionalized, but still the same. See: Discussions on booth babes.

I'll take this non-answer as a yes.


 
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News Comments > etc.
131. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 17:56 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 20:12:
Prez wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 20:04:
Yeah, you are right -it was Escapist, not Gamasutra. My mistake.

...one that has a lovely "GIRLS!" section and runs regular articles on hot female teachers sleeping with students.

Not surprisingly, they're considered one of the few "pro-GG" sites.

See, this is what I don't get. So if you have a site geared towards gaming males, and you show images of the beautiful female form, "naturally" you are pro Gamergate, and by extension, misogynist. I cannot get that logic. I don't find it to be sexist that guys like seeing images of gorgeous women, any more than I view seeing my hundreds of female Facebook friends pass around images of mostly naked strapping men as sexist. I view it as human.

EDIT: And before anyone asks, I have hundreds of female Facebook friends because I work in animal rescue which for reasons I won't go into is predominantly female (we are talking by a factor of 20 to 1 by my estimation), and I network with rescues across the country.

It is human. Absolutely.
But, again, things come down to trends. Someone telling one racist joke isn't necessarily a racist. Someone telling many racist jokes almost definitely is.

Are you equating love of the female form to racism?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
79. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 17, 2014, 14:20 Dmitri_M
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 13:15:
Feel free to mock me but to me Star Citizen is what PC gaming is all about.
Haha, please keep posting this stuff. It's incredible.

I honestly don't mean to troll you, and really it's great you and others are enthusiastic but unreleased titles pulling in millions on hype and promises are not "what pc gaming is about".
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $58M
75. Re: Star Citizen Nears $58M Oct 15, 2014, 18:06 Dmitri_M
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:35:
Now it could become the most successful PC game in history.

This made me chuckle.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 13, 2014, 23:31 Dmitri_M
 
Destiny looks rubbish  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 19:45 Dmitri_M
 
I'd contribute to this site if there was a way to. Been my homepage for so many years.

ForgedReality wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 12:46:
That paraglider, what, is he Russian or something? Fucking asshole. Mad at the bird? "Fucking creature?" It cuts and fades to black with him yelling at the bird, probably just prior to him killing it. Fucking prick.
An object hits your chute and you're forced to go to your reserve? Not a joke. Having done a little bit of parachuting myself, I'd be swearing too. The bird needn't take it personally, the guy is just shit scared. And yeah, all humans should fall out of a plane or parachute at least once. It's quite an experience sharing the same space as eagles..

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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
24. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 7, 2014, 03:21 Dmitri_M
 
If it's anything like dead space then I'll buy it. I don't mind only having a single playthrough. If scripting is how the developers squeezed maximum horror out of it so be it.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 4, 2014, 00:43 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:00:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:13:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:10:
Creston wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 11:37:
Comcast pizza party... I'd laugh if it wasn't so sad. At least they apparently sprung for good pizza. I would have fully expected Comcast to show up with 2 small, plain cheese pizzas from Cici's or something.

They haven't done this in my building yet because my building doesn't have CondoInternet. The one I was supposed to move into did, but I switched to this one at the last minute since it has a ridiculous view, but no CondoInternet. Apparently I'm the only one bugging the leasing office.

I find it funny that they mention X1 at the end. I would love X1, but you can't get it out here without also getting landline. Guess what, Comcast: no one in an apartment in this part of Seattle has a fucking landline. No one in this neighborhood is over 60.

You would trade gigabit internet for a good view? Shame on you! ^^

I look North and I see the Space Needle about 500 yards away, look West and see the Puget Sound sprawling out about 500 yards away, and look South and see Mt. Rainer in the distance.

It's pretty awesome and I'm going to miss it when I leave Seattle.

I guess I have the simple problem of understanding what the POINT of a good view out a window is. Doesn't enrich my life one bit...

Waking up to floor to ceiling windows with a view of the most notable features of your city with sunlight spilling in everywhere is really great.

Gigabyte internet, on the other hand, rarely seems like it'd be better than the 50mbps I'm getting now, as I'm usually limited by the server, not my connection.

Beamer has so rapidly moved upto being a Cutter
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
22. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 13:17 Dmitri_M
 
I would be more concerned with them being unable to finish half of what they're promising than being concerned with it being disjointed.

I remember the first time I played Space Rangers 2 with it's 2d space exploring and combat, 3d planetary rts, text adventures, trading sim, rudimentary rpg mish mash. Parts were disjointed, and the 3d rts portion was very average, but it still impressed me that all of it was present. So much variety in that game.
 
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News Comments > Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions
39. Re: Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions Sep 23, 2014, 01:59 Dmitri_M
 
Julio wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 18:02:
Looks and smells like a Steam early access scam. I'm thinking Tim is going to have to go the traditional funding route next time around.

Kickstarter supporters burned on Broken Age
Early access supporters burned on Spacebase DF-9

Nothing wrong with crowdfunding, developers need to have enough integrity to deliver.

I don't think they are intentionally trying to rip people off. They mean well.

These guys need better producers/business people reigning them in and dictating exactly what they can and cannot promise to customers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 21, 2014, 13:04 Dmitri_M
 
I watched the first and second episodes of The Knick. Didn't hold my attention. The setting was good but it felt flat. Since I know Blue is a Deadwood fan (as am I) maybe I'll give it another shot.  
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