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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode a "Possibility"
15. Re: SimCity Offline Mode a Oct 4, 2013, 21:18 Dev
 
They said the SAME THING before the game was released to try and placate people upset about it then.

Until they ACTUALLY HAVE IT IN THE GAME, I'm not going to listen.

Quboid wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 17:15:
this is something that many of our players have been asking for

Really? Have they? They've been asking for offline mode? Is that so?
LOL good catch. Weren't they saying before the release that no one would care or be impacted and everyone had internet?

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News Comments > SimCity Modding Discussion
9. Re: SimCity Modding Discussion Oct 1, 2013, 20:55 Dev
 
protip EA: If you really wanted this, you should have started from the beginning, not decided to tack something on at an arbitrary time since you see your player numbers dropping.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 24, 2013, 07:46 Dev
 
LOL, RS has had garage problems in more than one past GTA. Haven't they fixed that yet?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 23, 2013, 02:39 Dev
 
nin wrote on Sep 22, 2013, 12:35:
I'd be curious how much steam numbers dropped, if any, starting at about midnight last Tuesday.

If you had checked within 2 days of that, you would have found out:
http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
 
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News Comments > Flight of the Amazon Queen for Free
4. Re: Flight of the Amazon Queen for Free Sep 21, 2013, 11:22 Dev
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 04:04:
GOG is now offering free games for free! Hooray!
Protip: Goto GoG and browse games, click sort to free.
http://www.gog.com/games##price=free
Get all the free games added to your account.

GoG changes up the free games sometimes, or has limited times where something is free, so always add them when they have them :). As someone mentioned, star gunner was last week. Blue typically has a blurb when they have a new free game, but I also check occasionally. Right now there's a few ultima games and some other ones.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 21, 2013, 11:11 Dev
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 23:48:
I doubt there's much trickle down for that $1b to the people working on the low end of the stick, incoming complaints from the main voice actors about not getting paid enough.
At this point, its not a mystery that a GTA game would make huge money. The voice actors are free to change their terms for working on something like that if they think they are getting a raw deal. Of course rockstar is also free to decline that change and hire someone cheaper.
The voice actors accepted the pay rate, so...
 
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News Comments > SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Announced
21. Re: SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Announced Sep 20, 2013, 09:33 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 01:38:
that has more than 2 million players worldwide

I call big, fatass bullshit on that one. Of course, to the publisher, people who bought the game and AREN'T playing it anymore are the best customers possible.
Yep! I'm sure that number is the total sales they've done (most of which probably only saw the word "simcity" and thought it would be like past games and not online only). I'm sure only a tiny fraction are actively playing it still.
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 09:23:
I'd rather raise a family with Miley Cyrus.
Careful, she might take you up on that. The way she has been acting, any random stranger would do.
 
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News Comments > CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk
12. Re: CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk Sep 20, 2013, 01:25 Dev
 
It was my understanding that the original KS wasn't even for a game, it was more for a platform that could be made into a game later. Are they saying that the funding wasn't even enough to create that? Disappointing.
Don't artificially set a goal low because you just "know" you will get way more than you ask for. Also, don't set a goal with an assumption that surely publishers will line up for you and throw you money so you can finish it. Get that stuff lined up FIRST. Get the publishers to say in advance "hey we'll be happy to do funding, if you get the first 500,000 and 10,000 people buying in". I've seen a few KS go like that, so I KNOW it can be done.
It also sounds like they spent way too much time on personal visits and personal communications with book fans who didn't care about the game. Don't promise those kinda rewards if you aren't going to be able to deliver them without taking focus away from your project.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Announced
9. Re: SimCity Cities of Tomorrow Announced Sep 20, 2013, 01:17 Dev
 
Did they ever get around to fixing the original game yet? I know they had a few patches, but last I heard there were still many problems.

This one doesn't have the size upgrades, but I'm sure they are coming.
 
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News Comments > SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games
32. Re: SOE: Twitter Abusers Can Be Banned from Games Sep 19, 2013, 19:24 Dev
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 19:22:
I'm ok with it if they also involve refunds. If you bought 3 months and only used one, refund cash on the 2. Prorate DLC over 6 or 12 months and refund.
Since when did a steam or EA or SOE ban involve refunds?
 
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News Comments > 25 More Steam Greenlights
1. Re: 25 More Steam Greenlights Sep 19, 2013, 09:19 Dev
 
A new hire has his wheeled desk doing greenlight?  
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News Comments > New EA CEO
28. Re: New EA CEO Sep 18, 2013, 20:53 Dev
 
MattyC wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 07:57:
To be fair, SWTOR could have probably been a pretty decent single player (possibly with co-op?) game. I was fine with a Mass Effect influenced KOTRy game. They just mucked it up with all the MMO stuff :/
Yes and I'm very afraid that same thing will happen with star citizen.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $19M - $21M Goal Revealed
48. Re: Star Citizen Hits $19M - $21M Goal Revealed Sep 18, 2013, 00:24 Dev
 
Where is the kitchen sink?
SlimRam wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 13:17:
honestly, if they do get to the stretch goal of salvage space person then that would definitely be something that I would be interested in.
If?? When they hit their last million in like a week or so, what makes you think it will be an if?
SlimRam wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 10:36:
well, when the new stretch goal is to become Space Station janitor, I'm all in. I figure I might as well excel at something I'm good at , & I can plunge a toilet like no other.

hey, a guy can dream!
That new kickstarted game by the space quest guys is coming along pretty well btw.

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News Comments > Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year
63. Re: Diablo III Auction Houses Shutting Down Next Year Sep 18, 2013, 00:15 Dev
 
How about just killing the RMAH and leaving the gold one alone? I don't trust your loot rolling even if you revamp it.
I wonder if I should go back and level up a character and get the good stuff now while I still can off the auction houses. I played the game for like a week before I gave up on it.

Actually I am surprised they are giving up the RMAH. Have they made most of the profit they think they can squeeze out of it?

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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Metro Last Light Developer Pack
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Metro Last Light Developer Pack Sep 18, 2013, 00:12 Dev
 
This actually sounds like an interesting DLC, unlike some of these games with literally 30 or 50 DLC packs that have nothing but a skin.  
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News Comments > New EA CEO
13. Re: New EA CEO Sep 18, 2013, 00:11 Dev
 
He was honest about one item:
Instilling a culture of execution
 
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News Comments > Valve Remains Bullish on Linux
31. Re: Valve Remains Bullish on Linux Sep 17, 2013, 08:43 Dev
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 16, 2013, 20:46:
Despite the interweb people screaming how bad Win 8 is, and how doomed Microsoft is, they continue to report profit (including the Windows division). Win 8 is selling decently well, enough to be profitable, which is great considering there is no actual reason to upgrade to Win 8. And again, Win 8 added a lot of great things.

I think all the Microsoft naysayers really should look at the facts and not the hyperbole spit out about Microsoft on the internet. No they are not perfect. And yes, it is human nature to root against the big man and for the underdog. But open your eyes people!
I've hated everything I've personally experienced with win 8. Everyone I know who has tried it has reacted the same way, from technically inclined to technically clueless. Computer stores are doing a booming business in downgrading new computers to windows 7. Stardock has made a giant financial recovery in large part due to the start8 utility.
I've seen the list of things that MS has added to win 8, they are mostly LOL. But if you want to list off a few of your favorites, go for it.
I've also amused myself looking at the list of features that MS removed.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
6. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 15, 2013, 23:44 Dev
 
Shrink Ray? You mean that thing that was in duke 3d? Possibly earlier?
Zombies? You mean those things that have been in games since the C64 or earlier?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 15, 2013, 23:42 Dev
 
I'm sure apple knows just as many.  
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News Comments > Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter
26. Re: Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter Sep 15, 2013, 23:41 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 23:15:
Dev wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 20:37:
Prior to that I bought basically every star wars book that came out. After they started (spoiler text highlight to see) blowing away planets and the rebel alliance, and killed chewie and having luke's kids go dark and kill each other it just was blah IMHO.

The whole Yuuzhan Vong saga is utter crap, but the series after that (Legacy of the Force) is actually really good. It goes on for way too long (could have easily been four books instead of nine), but it's a very good read. Really the only thing that really made me angry about them (major mega spoiler. Do NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOKS!!!) is that they kill Mara Jade, who was quite frankly the most awesome character in the entire EU.

But everything else about the series is pretty good, though Jacen's whinings to himself can get tedious.
Ok thanks Creston. Maybe I'll pick up the star wars books again and give them a try.
Right now reading through the Myth Inc series again before I read the new 2013 book (original author did a bunch, then co-authored with someone, then died, so now the co-author is finishing things up). I've re-read like 8 books in the past week
 
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