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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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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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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 14, 2013, 20:58 Dev
 
MindStalker3 wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 10:28:
Wow, a balanced article on paypal, I didn't know that was possible.
The big problem for paypal is that people can and do reverse funds for crowdfunding credit card payments. If a crowd funding campaign brings in 100,000 in donations and doesn't produce, paypal can be stuck with 100,000 in chargebacks and no way to reclaim the money. They are going to have to get the credit card companies to change their policies and restrict chargebacks for this type of funding first. How that's possible? I don't know. Maybe during the purchase you have a popup legal agreement that says you are making a donation and can't chargeback. The credit card companies would then need to limit chargebacks for these charges to only issues where your credit card was stolen for example.
Almost no crowdfunding campaigns promise to produce in 2 months, which is the typical period for chargebacks, so that's not much of a concern in terms of mass chargebacks. And if the project is THAT badly mismanaged that its obvious its a failure in 2 months, then maybe people should get their money back.

I know with amazon and KS, they do get some small number of chargebacks on every campaign, its to be expected. Even steam gets some (though I think they lock your account if you do so).
 
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News Comments > Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter
16. Re: Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter Sep 14, 2013, 20:52 Dev
 
I agree, very amateurish look, especially pimping out so many screenshots of another casual match 3 kinda game and saying its just as complicated as this 4x game? WTF?  
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News Comments > Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter
14. Re: Timothy Zahn's Parallax Kickstarter Sep 14, 2013, 20:37 Dev
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 11:30:
Timothy Zahn? Didn't he write that heir to the empire trilogy!? *checking* FUCK YES HE DID! Take my money!
Yes, and those are my exact feelings about the books and the man. He's a great author. My favorite star wars books are his trilogy.
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 14, 2013, 12:12:
The man that rebooted the Star Wars expanded universe!
Yes, and the books have gone down hill since then. Especially in the last 5 or so years. 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. I wanted to see something happen, not that, seeing that made it look like everything that happened before was pointless. And that combined with the silly virgin birth and midichlorians thing that lucas threw in the recent movies just completed turning me away. Maybe if we are lucky, Disney will do a better job, they can't hardly do worse.

Anyway, I'll probably do the minimum on this just because of his name, but not looking like I'll be doing more unless he impresses me with this project in particular, not just his name.

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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units
5. Re: PAYDAY 2 Sells 1.58 Million Units Sep 14, 2013, 00:12 Dev
 
They just did a major patch today, haven't tried it out yet but it does things like improve the AI which was sorely needed.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Card Hunter
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Card Hunter Sep 13, 2013, 08:36 Dev
 
Do we have a shortage of collectible card games? LOL
I'll pass, CCGs (in real life or digital) suck up way too much money to play them and be good.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 12, 2013, 21:27 Dev
 
WOW SUCH A BIG ACTIVISION SALE ITS...
25% off
yawn
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending
59. Re: Steam Family Sharing Announced; Will Allow Game Lending Sep 12, 2013, 02:32 Dev
 
I got dibs on Prez's library!

Aw who am I kidding, my own almost 1000 game library is nothing to sneeze at.

Edit: More like 4th or 5th dibs. Oh well as long as its first 10

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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Sep 11, 2013, 00:21 Dev
 
If their only objection is the funding and creativity control, rockstar could just a) fund it themselves (they have tons of money) or b) start a KS for it. That would drag a ton of funding and console kiddies into KS (not sure if thats a good thing).  
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News Comments > Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development
14. Re: Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development Sep 11, 2013, 00:18 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 12:14:
Win 8.1 does not bring back the start menu.. it brings back the start BUTTON and ONLY the button, not the functionality of the start menu.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vNbQT9eVt8

Yes, that is another epic fail Although I think stardock is very happy about that. ^^
LOL thats hilarious. I didn't know the details because I care that little for win 8, I don't really care what little tweaks MS plans. But just bringing back the BUTTON and none of the functionality!!!? LOL classic MS
 
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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
9. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 11, 2013, 00:14 Dev
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 10, 2013, 21:17:
That said, I'd buy 8 if there is a mod that spruces up the graphics some... nothing to radical... but at least Return to Castle Wolfenstien (Quake 3 engine) level.
Oh? You mean like these mods?
http://www.zimlab.com/wizardry/wiz8mods.htm
One of them mentions he's recently retextured almost the entire game over 2 years of work.
I didn't read the rest, since I don't have the game and I've never played it.
I also didn't look for screenshots.
 
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News Comments > Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development
5. Re: Derek Paxton Overseeing All Stardock Development Sep 10, 2013, 02:49 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 22:08:
Cool. Congrats Derek.

GalCiv 3?
I agree, congrats are in order. They went from the verge of bankruptcy to being healthy enough to expand significantly.
I'm going to guess this is from a few factors:
They dumped their own distribution platform off on Gamestop. They weren't really big enough compared to the others to keep running it at healthy profit.
They joined steam. Finally, I can get stardock games on steam. I've rebought nearly all that have come up in fact when they go on sale. They didn't join steam earlier because it was competing with impulse, but now that that's not a problem, they are getting many more sales.
They fixed up the elemental stuff from what I can tel.

And finally (this may be the biggest of all) start8 to return the start menu from windows 8. This is hugely popular. Hopefully they've leveraged that enough so that they won't crater after 8.1 comes out.

And yes, I would love to see a new galciv
 
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