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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins
4. Re: Pixel Piracy Dev Suggests Piracy, Wins Jun 22, 2014, 14:03 Dev
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 22, 2014, 13:17:
Now I have to buy it out of principle. Yar matey, it be a fine scheme they be plottin'.

I'll add it to my wishlist and buy it on Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Yeah, I'll pick it up solely because of his stance. And if it's a good game, cool too
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
86. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 22, 2014, 13:16 Dev
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 12:30:
I just bought FarCry3 on the steam sale yesterday and already have buyers remorse... had I known I'd need to sign up for uPlay I would have never bought it.
It does mention that at the bottom of the steam page in the additional requirements. Not very noticeable I admit.

However, I much prefer enhanced steam plugin for chrome, and buying games from a web browser. That plugin adds a BIG RED BANNER at the top for any 3rd party DRM. In this case on that page it says "Warning: This title uses 3rd party DRM (Ubisoft Uplay)"
As in nearly all options on this wondrous plugin, it's configurable

I love features like showing what DLC I've purchased. Prior to this I had to add all DLC to cart in steam (which for BL2 is quite a lot), see if steam said I didn't own all of them, try to purchase the last 2 that the cart said I didn't own, then get to the final payment page and find out I really did own one more of them steam just couldn't figure it out. Also on the ones I didn't own I had to remove one at a time from the cart. This plugin shows exactly which ones I own and don't own.

It also shades items I've wishlisted, which I've own, which other's have wishlisted (again everyone of this is optional and configurable). Makes it SO MUCH EASIER TO BUY.

OMG valve, please hire a dedicated GUI guy.
 
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News Comments > Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam
26. Re: Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam Jun 19, 2014, 21:38 Dev
 
I think each side of the argument of obsidian/beth has valid points.  
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News Comments > OpenXcom Version 1.0
9. Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 01:52 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 01:32:
and for some dumb reason dual wielding.
I believe that's only sprite wise. Like in the video showing if you had a pistol in one hand and grenade in other, it shows a proper sprite.
 
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News Comments > PC FIFA 15 Using Next-Gen Engine
22. Re: PC FIFA 15 Using Next-Gen Engine Jun 7, 2014, 19:27 Dev
 
Simon Says wrote on Jun 7, 2014, 05:10:
TheGenk wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 21:25:
WOW, these games are so "Next-Gen" we recommend you use the latest 4 year old hardware you can get in order to run them in glorious 900p with amazing 30fps!

+1
Yeah. It took them this long to get 64 bit only? And only 4gb ram minimum spec? So next gen!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patched
20. Re: Star Citizen Patched Jun 7, 2014, 19:18 Dev
 
Hmm, anyone else think that more than the vote, they want to give access temporarily to the newest ships so you can be tantalized and buy them once they take them away?  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - GhostControl Inc.
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - GhostControl Inc. Jun 7, 2014, 04:33 Dev
 
Anyone try it? Is it anything like the awesomely fun classic Ghost Master?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2014, 09:37 Dev
 
Not a mixed message at all. Just a denial of where the policies are going to take things. Also probably parroting the same denial from companies like comcast.  
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 15M
8. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 15M May 1, 2014, 09:36 Dev
 
Also:
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Earlier this month, Mojang announced that Minecraft -- Pocket Edition had surpassed 21 million sales on mobile devices, while around the same time, the Xbox 360 edition moved past the 12-million sales mark. And the PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft also has been popular, with Mojang saying back in January that the digital edition has moved 1 million units.
 
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News Comments > Rogue Shooter Demo
8. Re: Rogue Shooter Demo Apr 27, 2014, 22:12 Dev
 
Fion wrote on Apr 27, 2014, 15:18:
Roguelikes are usually RPGs with procedurally generated levels and permadeath. The goal being get as far as you can/get as high a score as you can before you die and have to start over. Often they include lots of different techniques or powers to try out to see what combination works best.

They are called Roguelike because the idea was started with a game in the 80's called Rogue.

A roguelike shooter 'could' work, but the shooting would have to be super solid to not feel cheated in some deaths.
One of my favorite additions to the genre is from rogue legacy, where you can add powers over time, so even if you fail, you likely advanced an overall structure.
Anyone know of other games like that? Where there's like a meta structure outside of each attempt that you can affect? Sorta like an overall leveling scheme?
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
45. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 15, 2014, 06:57 Dev
 
Prez wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 10:09:
The best thing I can say about Uplay is that it doesn't piss me off much, so it's not a deal-breaker. I am excited about Watch Dogs enough to put up with the extra few seconds delay before the game launches via Steam and Uplay.
Same here
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 9, 2014, 18:48:
Put simply, EA is doing it to be greedy; Blizzard is doing it for the games.
Don't kid yourself, Blizzard is doing it for the money too. When they only sell it digitally through their own platform they can 100% control the price. Notice how they rarely offer a digital sale?
Beamer wrote on Apr 8, 2014, 16:36:
UPlay was easy to ignore with FC3 for me. I'd launch via Steam and it would launch. When I closed out, it would tell me I had some rewards or something, and I'd close it. I never looked into what those rewards meant or were.
The rewards vary. You can redeem the points for rewards, usually things on the line of pre-order goodies. Usually some are external to the game (like backgrounds for your desktop) and some are in game rewards (like an unlockable goody)

This comment was edited on Apr 15, 2014, 07:03.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 9, 2014, 09:35 Dev
 
Not EA again?  
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News Comments > Full Watch Dogs System Specs
21. Re: Full Watch Dogs System Specs Apr 6, 2014, 19:57 Dev
 
So hey, with the $14 GMG credit (or $10 cash back), on the deluxe, or $9/$12 on the non deluxe, any opinions on if this game is worth getting?
I've not heard much about it.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
32. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Apr 6, 2014, 19:41 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 15:06:
But in any case, no matter how many processes or threads or CLOUD MAJICS! it uses, a 32 Bit OS can never address things beyond 4 GB of memory. Ergo, (Latin!), the minimum of 6 means it's going to require a 64 bit OS (even if the executable might still just be 32 bit.)
Though there are and have been OS's that support more than 4gb in 32 bit versions.
The 4gb 32bit thing is more of a normal limit, but it can be worked around
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition Apr 4, 2014, 09:09 Dev
 
He shoulda sold this as a DLC  
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News Comments > GameSpy Shutting Down Services
37. Re: GameSpy Shutting Down Services Apr 4, 2014, 02:18 Dev
 
Good ole gamespy. I actually paid for that server browser  
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News Comments > Origins Ditches Discs
10. Re: Origins Ditches Discs Mar 31, 2014, 10:05 Dev
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 10:01:
Task wrote on Mar 31, 2014, 09:27:
Uh ok, so... if someone buys a EA Game on disk from Amazon/Gamestop or where-ever, they can't use the key on Origin?
By the way I don't think you could use the keys on Origin from actual CD/DVDs anyways.
I've had BF2 on a disc and could not add the CD key to my Origin library. I got invalid CD key error.
Ended up buying the whole BF complete set from Origin when it was on sale for $5, in case my disc gets scratched or something.
I believe you can contact EA about it and get updated keys that do work on origin. You may need to send in a picture of your CDs and key, not sure.
 
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News Comments > Dear Esther Developer Joining Valve
1. Re: Dear Esther Developer Joining Valve Mar 13, 2014, 09:19 Dev
 
With the wheels on his desk he could be working on anything, including HL3  
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News Comments > Spicy Horse Downsizes Due to Akaneiro Debt
7. Re: Spicy Horse Downsizes Due to Akaneiro Debt Jan 29, 2014, 20:56 Dev
 
Protip:
Kickstarter can ALSO be used to gauge interest in a game, not just raise money. Not generally a good idea to go and spend 10 times what a KS raises on a game, when the interest is obviously not there.

Just because you build it, does NOT mean they will come

Would have been better to take the KS, downscale the plans, do an episode or some such, and see if a larger scale project would have been supported over the long term.

Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2014, 20:32:
just like we'll find out Roberts has corporate backers he's beholden to but hasn't said anything.
He HAS said something about them. As I recall it was at least $10 million in private non crowd funding. I believe that's why he's pushing so hard on having it be MMORPG/F2P/Subscription/kitchen sink and everything else. Things like F2P are very hot in private funding right now.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 26, 2014, 13:21 Dev
 
On a different topic, they FINALLY released the last hitman game, one of my favorites. Hitman contracts.

Anyone know how they finally did it? My understanding was that some music licensing was holding them back?
 
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