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Signed On Apr 26, 2005, 15:11
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News Comments > Steam Controller Demonstration Video
18. Re: Steam Controller Demonstration Video Oct 11, 2013, 17:31 Alamar
 
wrlwnd wrote on Oct 11, 2013, 16:58:
Beamer wrote on Oct 11, 2013, 16:09:
The constant swiping and lifting in FPS seems frustrating to me.

Um, that's exactly how a mouse is used on a PC.

Constant swiping and lifting.

Exactly... If your mouse is constrained in +1 inch box...

The example was a shooter... If I flick my mouse in a shooter, I do a 90-180 degree turn... The video showed like 15 degrees from a full swipe...

Doesn't mean the video is showing everything it can do, but why not show the best it can do to generate hype?

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News Comments > SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past Pushed to the Future
2. Re: SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past Pushed to the Future Oct 10, 2013, 11:22 Alamar
 
Darks wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 10:26:
They really need to stop making add-ons with an old outdated engine and develop a new engine that is modern. When old crap like this comes out, it tells me that they have no new ideas or tech in place to develop a new engine and they are milking this cow to death.

Considering the timing between SF2 and the previous expansion, I'm assuming they don't really have much in the way of developers/resources available for a 'true' sequel.

Assuming that's the case, using the old engine, with some minor feature changes for each expansion is still better than nothing, for those of us that liked the game/lore/interface.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
21. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 10, 2013, 10:07 Alamar
 
Verno wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 09:20:
As a parent I don't want a camera in the living room, it's just not a comfortable idea. My cell phone docks off in a forgotten corner of a different room, my girlfriend uses a laptop but we have pretty tight control over that. It's not even about paranoia scenarios involving the NSA or whatever, there just isn't much upside and the potential for problems is high, it makes no sense. The idea that I need to pay more to get some gadget so a corporation can make more advertising bux really offends me too.

Also maybe we're just not "modern" enough but I prefer that each activity is kept a bit separate. I don't bring my cell phone when I'm watching movies or gaming, I don't watch TV and play with the computer or etc. I like some separation between things, it keeps some distinction and makes for less distraction.

Verno... You're just crazy... : )

I originally bought my second monitor so that I could watch TV shows, while gaming... Now, I was leveling up my first Ret Pally, back when they had one 12s CD attack, and maybe another one; I can't remember, as I was busy enjoying TV shows : )

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
20. Re: Serves Microsoft right Oct 10, 2013, 10:05 Alamar
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Oct 10, 2013, 02:02:
How does forcing a Kinect camera to be in every system and driving the price up for everybody even those who have no interest in the web cam have anything to do with the 'engineers' knowing better than the customer?

One of the big reasons consoles are so crazy popular, and PC gaming is 'dying', is because of consistency... Developers know their product is going to work, without any extra time spent on the myriad of variations in hardware available. If every XB-One Dev knows that a feature is available, from day one, they know every consumer has access to it, and can build games and features around that knowledge...

For better or worse ; )

This is also not so different with Apple's design goals, and why they still sell a crapload, compared to the 'better' Android offerings (as in, from a hardware perspective, Android devices, being more dispersed, like PC manufacturing, are much stronger). The fact I my daughter can't play Plants vs Zombies on my Nexus 10, but could on my phone, is why apple is still in business... Their shit is outdated (resolutions, performance, form factor), but they're consistent, and people can keep using the apps they love, across every (current) device.

As for Windows 8, and the crappy tablet UI... People want their start menu back! The start menu, that customers flailed against when it was first introduced... Engineer's designed it, and knew it was a better approach, but customer's hated the change... And do again ; )

So say hi to the uranus'ians for me ; )

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News Comments > Space Hulk Free Campaign Released
6. Re: Space Hulk Free Campaign Released Oct 7, 2013, 11:45 Alamar
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 10:58:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 10:54:
InBlack wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 09:48:
What I would give for a proper Space Hulk sequel or even a remake/reimagining. A proper PC game though, like the first Space Hulk.

Yeah. Screw this boring turn-based crap. >:\

I dont have a problem with 'turn-based'. XCOM was one of the best games of last year. What I dont want is a boardgame for the PC. Its like the shitload of card games for the PC. Fuck off already, if I wanted to play a card game I would you know....play the card game.

If I wanted to play a card game, I would, you know... Play the card game on PC...

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News Comments > Terraria 2 Plans
11. Re: Terraria 2 Plans Oct 4, 2013, 10:42 Alamar
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 09:01:
Can we please have it be 3d this time?

I'm full up on retro 2d games. The prospect of a 3d Terraria is really appealing.

I'm not going to disregard this by saying, 'just play Minecraft', because if you've played both games, you know they're quite further distinct than simple 2D vs 3D...

However... Just play Minecraft, because I don't want Terraria ruined with 3D graphics (unless it's done like Trine - 2D movement, but 3D spectacular graphics - not likely).

Another option, if you don't hate MMO's, is EQ Next, which is a 3D Voxel based game, but doesn't look horrible (Minecraft), and has much RPG aspects (Terraria)... It may end up being a nice mix, assuming it's F2P : )

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News Comments > Warlock 2: The Exiled Announced
1. Re: Warlock 2: The Exiled Announced Oct 3, 2013, 10:15 Alamar
 
Great trailer : )

I enjoyed the first game, but really only went through it like twice... So not sure on a sequel for me, but we'll see.

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News Comments > Terraria Patched
24. Re: Terraria Patched Oct 2, 2013, 09:12 Alamar
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 19:01:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 17:47:
Forget all the new content... The in-game map is a game-changer! Stacking up to 999 instead of 250 is great, too.

I refuse to forget ropes, they are awesome! I also love the ability to run up single blocks. I knew that was going to really help, and it does.

This is by far, one of the best, worst Quality of Life features... Or worst, best, in some cases...

Why, for the love of all that is good, could this be bad?

Because clearing out rows is a pain in the ass now... Used to just hold the mouse in front of the feet, and walk along a long line... Now you can't do that.

As for MC vs Terraria (or 'the little character game', as my daughter originally called it), sure, they're mostly the same genre (block based sandbox?), but that's about all they share. I haven't played more than an hour of an early alpha of MC, but for me, what it lacked, was a game... Terraria is an action RPG, and if they made better dungeons (now they have, but not what I meant), it'd be castlevania with ore heh, while MC is a block building simulator (basically lego), with minor game elements (from what I've heard).

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News Comments > Dead Island: Riptide Sale, Free Weekend
19. removed Sep 27, 2013, 15:40 Alamar
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2013, 10:20 Alamar
 
Blue wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 09:39:
nin wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 09:37:
No doubt! My luck has always been the time I had a dental emergency was a day they were closed (frequently a Friday), or a weekend.

Yeah, I caught myself thinking that it was feeling like a toothache, and that I would find out soon if it became an emergency. Then I realized how idiotic that was and called the dentist before it came to that.

I admire your ability to not procrastinate...

I went a decade without Dental visits, twice... And the later one, I finally 'got off my ass' and made an appointment when I was having near constant pain on my right side...

Turned out, one of the many cavities I had, infected the root (which is why the pain was the whole right side of my lower face, instead of just the mouth), and took some antibiotics to prepare for the root canal (that was not nearly as bad, for me, as it is advertised/perceived)... Had to have my gum lowered to make room for the cap, and the whole process took like half a year, but it's all good now (and I floss now too! : ).

I really should go see a doctor... Have a physical... Haven't had a family doctor in 20 years... heh Well, maybe when of my other pains becomes constant...

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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Sep 25, 2013, 11:12 Alamar
 
nin wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 08:31:
Maybe once/if they strip out GFMFWL.


I find Steam more intrusive/problematic...

But hey, Steam isn't an MS product, so all the shit it's down to people's PC's can be excused : )

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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Sep 24, 2013, 10:24 Alamar
 
I don't think Valve is stupid enough to make HL3 a SteamOS-exclusive...

The idea of the project is cool and all, but having to maintain another PC, that won't likely be used outside of gaming (which I rarely do, so partially moot), isn't so good.

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News Comments > Hellraid Interactive Prequel Trailer
1. Re: Hellraid Interactive Prequel Trailer Sep 23, 2013, 21:24 Alamar
 
Open the Chest? Boom... Try Again? No thanks...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2013, 09:20 Alamar
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 21:36:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2013, 18:53:
92-Year-Old World War II vet avoids eviction by daughter.

I can't believe that story. So the guy give his daughter power of attorney (he's 92 after all) and she uses it to transfer the deed of his house into her name and starts eviction proceedings??!! UNBELIEVABLE. So they crowdfund buying the house back from her, WHICH SHE GOT FOR FREE. I guess it's legal and all, but still, there oughta be a law against that.

This is why King Lear should be required reading in school.

Howl.... Howl... Howl... Howl...

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News Comments > SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past Next Month
2. Re: SpellForce 2 - Demons Of The Past Next Month Sep 20, 2013, 16:09 Alamar
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 11:25:
Wow, I enjoyed Spellforce 2, the original, but they have milked this game entirely too much. Get to work on Spellforce 3, people.

This is like the 4th expansion already, most of which came with rather aggressive DRM...


But... If the expansions are fun... And you enjoy the gameplay/story/etc... What's different about a new major version (that they can't change in an expansion)?

I've enjoyed these games, but they're a big time investment at times... When I picked up Faith, I started playing through 1, and 2... Never finished them this time, so I need to just play Faith 'by itself' and see if it's worth picking up this new one.

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News Comments > Op Ed
47. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 14:58 Alamar
 
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:24:
Redmask wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:17:
RollinThundr wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 13:03:
Wouldn't want the resident PC crowd to label you intolerant or anything of that sort.

PC means Progressive Conservative in Canada.

I think when most folks see that term, they think politically correct don't you?

I thought he meant the Person Computer crowd...

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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 11:54 Alamar
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 19, 2013, 11:38:
If you've ever known anyone who's been raped you know it's not a joking matter in any way, shape, or form. So yes, boycott the shit out of it. In fact, do everything possible to see that they lose money.


Indeed... If you've known anyone that's been hit by a drunk person (or driver), Or you know a mentally or physically handicapped person, Or you know a teenager, a senior, a baby, or a toddler...

Let's just ban comedy altogether...

www.DownWithStandUp.com!

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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2013, 11:25 Alamar
 
I hope the announcements at this years PAX aren't too gay...

Too much? : )

Is ghey better? : )

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News Comments > Warhammer Online Ends in December
12. Re: Warhammer Online Ends in December Sep 19, 2013, 10:35 Alamar
 
My first thought was... That's too bad, this was a fun one...

My second thought was... This is still going? : )

Seems contradictory though... They did a fine job with a lot of features, but they didn't go with the WoW design (which Blizzard obviously 'improved' upon as time passed), in that there was too much content (Mostly PQ's) that required the multiple people to complete, that just don't exist a few months after the game.

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News Comments > 25 More Steam Greenlights
3. Re: 25 More Steam Greenlights Sep 19, 2013, 10:33 Alamar
 
I personally find this type of (steam) announcement pointless... For me, I would love to see these titles when they're launched, or at least, available... Maybe I'm just impulsive... I don't want to know a game that could be interesting is going to come out in a year : )

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