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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Arkham Games Ditch GFWL
24. Re: Arkham Games Ditch GFWL Oct 18, 2013, 00:06 Dev
 
nin wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 00:04:
I'm still a little amazed we're finally seeing the end of it's reign. Makes me wonder what they have up their sleeve next...
Undoubtedly its something with win 8.1 and xBone. Probably something along the lines of "you upgrade to 8.1 or you can't even play the games we sponsor"
 
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News Comments > Arkham Games Ditch GFWL
21. Re: Arkham Games Ditch GFWL Oct 17, 2013, 23:41 Dev
 
Its about time. I've bought them already on steam, but at least now I don't have to run extra layers of TOTAL CRAP such as gfwl
You know its crap if even MS doesn't keep it up.

Hey, you know all that talk from MS about rededicating themselves to PC over the last year or so? Maybe this is what they meant, by killing the crappy GFWL, LOL
 
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News Comments > Space Rangers HD: A War Apart Released
13. Re: Space Rangers HD: A War Apart Released Oct 17, 2013, 23:18 Dev
 
Doh, I just sent this in to blue.

Anyway, here's what I put in my email:

One of my fav games, Space Rangers 2, just got an overhaul with significant added content and graphics upgrade. Apparently they've had this in russian for a while, but just now got it professionally translated to english. I found out about it when I looked at the complete list of steam sale items. Its oddly not on the steam new releases list, apparently because its been avail only in russian regions until now. Which makes me wonder if I'm missing other games on steam lol.

steam link (has a 20% launch discount):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/214730/
Official site:
http://spacerangershd.com/
News post:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/10/10/hey-space-rangers-hd-is-out-soon/
 
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News Comments > Spacebase DF-9 Early Access
10. Re: RE: Follow up Oct 17, 2013, 04:12 Dev
 
This was one of the games in the double fine amnesia fortnight that I was most hoping would be made into a full game. And it is!!!

Prez wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 17:51:
UConnBBall wrote on Oct 16, 2013, 17:47:
Reminds me of Startopia!!!!

Me too. Great little-known gem that one.
Man I love that game!!

Also Space Colony is another fun one.

Startopia arrived on steam recently:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/243040
I've not tried to figure out what version is on steam, 1.01 was the last official patch, then there was 1.02 with shadows. I'm trying to remember what else there was... seems like there was a semi official mod with content add, but I could be misremembering.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlights 37 More Games
7. Re: Steam Greenlights 37 More Games Oct 17, 2013, 04:08 Dev
 
You can tell someone decided to park their desk at the greenlight station for a while This is what, the 3rd batch in a couple months?  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
35. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs Oct 16, 2013, 08:59 Dev
 
I loved the previous galciv, and I'm sure this one will be good as well.

They are charging $100 for alpha because they saw what happened with planetary annihilation and various kickstarters and want to replicate it.
If they aren't going to run an actual kickstarter, IMHO they need to get it into steam early access to get the kinda sales that planetary annihilation did. And they may well plan that seeing as they've mentioned in the footnotes of the purchase page that the game is going to be delivered on steam.

A little rich for my blood personally, until I see more.

Note: They are only charging $40 to get it and have beta access which is more what I think I'll do.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 15, 2013, 00:42 Dev
 
MoonSpook wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 08:24:
nin wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 05:19:
Wow, planned to play a few minutes, and Steam says my first session was 102 minutes. Very addictive, highly recommended.


Same here. I picked it up, was going to have a quick bash before playing some more Hearthstone - two hours later I realised I really ought to go to bed.. GLORY TO ARSTOTZKA!
I know! Its so fun for some reason. Watch the let's play was a little meh... but playing it? For some reason the combination is much more fun to play than just watch.
 
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
50. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 15, 2013, 00:39 Dev
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 10:00:
Nope. Never going to happen. Ever.
Then again, there's those sega arcade classics sold on steam.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Marvel Superheroes Demo
5. Re: LEGO Marvel Superheroes Demo Oct 15, 2013, 00:36 Dev
 
DDI wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 20:26:
Just about every game that will be available on Steam shows up on the coming soon list. It's pretty close to release and there's no sign of it being available on Steam. There is one other Lego game for whatever reason was not released on Steam and is available for PC, the Pirates of the Caribbean game. So there's a precedent.
I think its due to publisher restrictions or some such. Lucasarts owns rights to star wars lego games, WB owns rights to batman lego games, etc. Its various companies, its not all telltale unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > AR/VR Headset Kickstarter
7. Re: AR/VR Headset Kickstarter Oct 15, 2013, 00:34 Dev
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 23:22:
I have to wonder why she was fired.
I think there was stuff on blues with a little info about that.
 
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
29. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 13, 2013, 19:21 Dev
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 14:47:
I am sure all five of those who use Linux as a gaming platform would be willing to hand over the money require to make a AAA title be Linux-compatible right out of the gate.

I kid. I kid.
You may think you kid but you are actually correct.
You ever look at the humble bundle numbers? Linux users average a higher donation the mac or windows users, though they do have a vastly smaller number of purchases.
 
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
23. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 19:01 Dev
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 13:31:
lol, do you honestly expect anyone to get the roms legally? Stop insulting our intelligence, everyone downloads their roms, despite what you say. It's like those warez groups who put a little txt file that says "if you like this game, buy it and support the developers."

Emulation is piracy because everyone just pirates their ROMs.
And yet, there are guides on getting a rom extracted from an owned cartridge so one can legally have it.
Just because YOU do all that you said, doesn't mean that every single other person does too.
Incidentally, for games that don't have a demo, often the warez version is the best way to see if a game is enjoyable.
I don't do that much myself anymore because of steam, but though it may be rare, it does happen that it leads to actual sales.
bigspender wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 18:49:
anyone know if it allows for multiplayer via steamworks?
Since its mostly just a front end to add the shortcuts as a non steam game, no I wouldn't think so. But its a good idea, I suggest submitting it. If they can set it up as some form of overlay on the emulators, to transmit keypresses, it might even be doable.
 
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
10. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 12:38 Dev
 
This appears to only be a front end. It mostly adds game listings into steam if you have ROMs in a specified folder. It also can pull emulators from other sources. It combines those two things into the game entries in steam so it launches the appropriate emulator with the rom.
So this is not an emulator, just a front end (which is why its such an impressive list, they aren't doing the emulators).
 
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
8. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 12:35 Dev
 
The webpage says it uses 360 controller by default... which is fine, except I own a SNES to USB converter, I prefer to play with the original controller on games for SNES heh. Hopefully it can be adjusted.  
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
9. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 13, 2013, 12:24 Dev
 
Maybe DICE needs to man up, work with AMD, and get mantle on linux along with BF4, since it won't need to require direct x in that case, it should theoretically be able to run native.  
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News Comments > Console Emulation Through Steam
7. Re: Console Emulation Through Steam Oct 13, 2013, 12:19 Dev
 
Julio wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 11:56:
This one's going to get shut down quickly. Steam really shouldn't be helping in piracy given their pro-DRM stance.
Emulation doesn't necessarily mean piracy. There are people who legally own copies of the cartridges or games that they then can use the ROMS for in emulators.
If they aren't distributing the roms, then they will likely be ok.

This has been hashed out years ago, which is why MAME is still around.



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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $21 Million
24. Re: Star Citizen Passes $21 Million Oct 8, 2013, 23:56 Dev
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 23:21:
I believe in Chris and Star Citizen, but let's not delude ourselves here, their servers will crash and burn HARD on release day. It's been like that with every single event or thing they released. They even joke about it and are open with the backers (if you stay in touch with the community). They know it, we know it, it'll be ok.

Buuuuuut. Since I backed the KS because I mostly wanted the single player, I'll be ok?
Right?
Right?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $21 Million
20. Re: Star Citizen Passes $21 Million Oct 8, 2013, 22:52 Dev
 
Narf2029 wrote on Oct 8, 2013, 21:43:
To be fair, lots of companies blow their launch day. In the grand scheme, it costs a lot to handle one day's extraordinarily high demand when you consider it will probably never need that much infrastructure again as usage smooths out and/or tapers off.
Which seems quite silly to me. I mean with the cloud, you can add temporary capacity pretty easy. Just have to design your front ends properly to scale for sharing and balancing.

I'm sure there's ways to rent stuff like this too.

And yet valve continually falls on their face in this area. I could understand content servers getting overloaded, but they never do. Its frequently their front end that chokes when they have big sales. They have so much information as to how much demand they have and how much it increases, yet they still never have enough.
 
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News Comments > Activision Publishing Suing Worlds Online
17. Re: Activision Publishing Suing Worlds Online Oct 7, 2013, 07:25 Dev
 
Stimpack wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 13:07:
I was under the impression that this was some kind of online lawyer game.
Sounds like a KS project that could succeed.
Patent tycoon!
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Video Diary
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Video Diary Oct 7, 2013, 02:37 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 01:37:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 22:33:
(even limit theory /w its ONE! man team)

Two, actually. Josh hired an artist for the graphics. He does still do all the programming all by himself.
I'm in on that KS, he's making good progress.
 
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