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Nickname Numinar
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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Sep 22, 2014, 08:27 Numinar
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 08:14:
Numinar wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 04:13:
No! Not censorship!

Blues is actually on the GG blacklist posted in that Eurogamer thread last I checked. Internet mobs are so hilarious.

Wrong. Eurogamer is in the list, Blues News isn't.

http://i.imgur.com/bElR8Ok.jpg

Whitelist of gamergate.

Thanks! I was double wrong in fact, Eurogamer=Escapist and blacklist=reading comprehension fail (Whitelist just under the blacklist was too much for my Destiny addled mind).

Best thing I have read on this is from Braddy boy of Stardock fame. Has more reasons than most to be mad but is still the voice of reason.

http://www.littletinyfrogs.com/article/457868/Gamergate_Escalates

 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Sep 22, 2014, 04:13 Numinar
 
No! Not censorship!

Blues is actually on the GG blacklist posted in that Eurogamer thread last I checked. Internet mobs are so hilarious.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
13. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 19, 2014, 12:19 Numinar
 
Arrrgh! Stupid Friday! I cannot decide between staying at work and playing this, going to a catered party or going home to play Destiny. Everything seems like an equally good idea!
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released
6. Re: Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released Sep 17, 2014, 03:12 Numinar
 
The elegance, historiness, fun, drama and presentation of the original was so good.

This felt like a game put together by a lot of people who really cared about what they were doing and thought it all through but didn't think about how the game would play when they put it together. I will try again. Some of the character stuff comes across as CK2-lite, which is great! But implemented and communicated abysmally.

That first game was so good. If they remade that with the new engine it would have made me happy about the 60 euro I laid down on it. As it was I have been super gun-shy about pre-ordering since. And this is from the people who made those amazing Shogun 2 addons? The sins of Medieval 2 and Empire have returned 10 fold.

Might try again, but every time I boot it up to check what sounds like a good patch it ends up not being worth the loading times.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
5. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Sep 16, 2014, 04:12 Numinar
 
I've been called out for shilling for Halo before, but I'll cop it again.

The environments, enemies and weapons were all more interesting than the generic crap, or worse, gimmicky wierdness on a PC at the time. I wont argue with anyone who thinks Half Life (The Original) is better. The sequel is a bit of a joke, constant loading times and a nonsensical narrative with almost no context.

I just feel halo is more replayable and a way more interesting sandbox with better encounter design than the other paint by numbers "We made an FPS!" PC games. The port wasn't terrible, but subtle differences in the rendering and controller input really make a difference to how that game felt (It was not designed for a mouse).

And theres no Xen!

I loved PC shooters for a long time, I smashed the shit out of All the the ID and Raven Doom engine games, spent nights without sleeping at Quake lans and was all up in Action Quake on my modem. But eventually being a floating gun in abstract geometry against idiotically boring AI lost me.

Replayed the original Dark Forces for years. Dabbled in many other titles. Never stopped owning a gaming PC. But PC shooters were creatively bankrupt for a long time, and Half Life 2 seems amazing mostly because of that crap that came before it along with some of the sweet world building stuff and facial animations. (It's still a dumb story that nobody seems bothered by, but seems to be a capital sin in other games).

Seeing the Halo attract mode on what I considered some kind of shitty kids toy in target sold me on 14 years and counting of glorious fun and caused me to forgive Bungie for abandoning my beloved Myth.

Halo feels like it was made by people who actually gave a shit. Destiny is a little bit simplified to make the co-op work better, but whatever. Light RPG elements beat spending 50% of your game time in an inventory screen.

 
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News Comments > Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU
3. Re: Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU Sep 15, 2014, 14:24 Numinar
 
More like we have a decent healthcare system, so lots of old people who vote for Ned Flanders who want to tell everyone how to live.  
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News Comments > Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU
2. Re: Uncensored L4D2 Released for AU Sep 15, 2014, 14:22 Numinar
 
Ok, will try again. I love Payday 2 and am into Destiny right now which seem similar but this never grabbed me.

It was a massive hack job the cuts in this game (zombie models would disappear a frame before grenades exploded them!), but maybe that is the only way to make people rage enough to change things other than canceling the game for affected regions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 12, 2014, 15:38 Numinar
 
Gunslinger was great. With cash, time and WB marketing DL should be awesome.  
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News Comments > Next Total War Reveal This Month
15. Re: Next Total War Reveal This Month Sep 10, 2014, 03:41 Numinar
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 18:36:

Or Warhammer 40k - Total War Now THAT I would instantly pre-order


Did they get the Fantasy Battle license as well? That world would seem to be a better match for them. I hope they fix whatever issues have been cursing them for the past decade, as they seem to really want to pull this off but only the Shogun 2 expansions have come close to being as fun as the old titles, and even they have issues.

Rome 2 was my biggest disappointment of last year. Should have known how it would turn out given the way every game has gone since the masterpieces that were the original Shogun, Medieval and Rome. I think it's what cured me of buying full price games.

(Until Destiny hit).

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2014, 03:45 Numinar
 
Game is great. Biggest problem I had in Alpha/Beta was the shallow busy work in explore mode, but the bounties help give you a goal when doing it and a natural place to stop. Played story missions on Hard up to level 5, seems like the biggest improvements since Beta is that subtle difficulty/AI tuning that other devs don't seem to bother with.

Strike was rough, but in a good way. I think my team mates may not have been alpha/beta vets so we had to restart a checkpoint a lot, but it was fun compensating for them and watching them work it out.

Still nothing like a Halo 1 Elite dual in Legendary yet, but there is still plenty of game left.

Destiny's biggest problem is expectations, which is a communication issue due to incompetence or intentionally misleading marketing so they can sell the game to people who shouldn't get it, although it's very accessible and should have broad appeal. If you didn't like the Beta thats probably a good indicator it's not for you and it was a very easy Beta to get into so that probably makes up for any shenanigans in that dept.

Also all marketing a previews make it look like junk, it's not. Feels like a Blizzard game with Bungie attitude. Would have taken the day off to play but too much going on.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Metro Redux
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Metro Redux Aug 27, 2014, 04:31 Numinar
 
I don't think Linux is day 1, but hang in there! Worth it.

Also survival ranger here... Ranger hardcore is taking the piss a bit with not telling you what's in your inventory. Especially early on the filter situation is rough and you don't want to be guessing!

Now that 4a are in sunny Malta they probably need to switch franchises to Dead Island.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
55. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 23, 2014, 06:48 Numinar
 
Take Care Phil! We will always have Fez, and you will always have the knowledge that you made one of the most unique and awesome adventure games ever. Much better than a career of derivative junk.

Hopefully you make Bank and can live comfortably doing something that doesn't involve you having to interact with the internet of assholes out there.
 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 07:08 Numinar
 
Now in my role as KJW, I can vouch for most of that Kerbal mod list. Really good stuff.

Kerbal engineer, Alarm Clock and if you want to learn by watching, Mechjeb are all recommended. I haven't tried the extra parts as I find there is still plenty I haven't managed to pull off with Stock, but they are all thought of highly in the community.

I run some atmospheric, engine and distant object rendering mods as well that are not listed and rightly so as they were a minor pain to set up. Game is amazing vanilla in any case for anyone who likes the idea of combining lego, ballistics and Space.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2014, 18:45 Numinar
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 16:45:
Numinar wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 14:46:
A lot of *redacted* probably feel very silly now and will apologize publicly.

Uh no, why would they? If anything everything revealed so far will be pretty vindicating. Of course Kotaku will try to downplay something that makes them look bad and this has nothing to do with her sleeping with people, its the context of who those people are in the industry and how they have influenced her press coverage. It also calls into question her character for repeatedly lying and deceiving both the public and those close to her, she has made some pretty serious allegations in the past that are effectively negated by this.

She is a leech on the industry who is out for personal fame and doesn't mind lying to get it, this is a woman who made up rape threats for fucks sake. She has used her internet followers to stamp out other opinions and fucked over other trade shows who are actually serious about social issues. This idiot is not worth defending, it has nothing to do with sexist behavior and everything to do with her being a lying attention seeker who is very destructive. Now this moron is running around with DMCA takedowns and other total bullshit trying to silence the entire thing.

Ok, gotcha. Looks like I have overreacted to internet prick diatribe assuming that was all there was to it. Shouldn't of wasted my time if even half of your story is true as that would take her from reasonably imperfect Indie designer to some kind of nightmare creature.

Looks like I couldn't and wont be bothered to read up more on this but I'll take your word for it because you post on the Blues like an actual factual human.

Highlighting her game in a Greenlight list doesn't seem huge, but if the dates line up then Kotaku should come clean about it and send Jr. on his way out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2014, 14:46 Numinar
 
A lot of *redacted* probably feel very silly now and will apologize publicly.

Wait, no they don't, they still probably judge Zoe Quin for having a free spirited personality, the baby-murdering act of consensual romance (possibly at the expense of someone else) and an appearance that they apparently find abhorrent. Like that's a crime, or needs to be stated at all.

A lot of commentators seem to have the unusual desire to state their opinion that they wouldn't "hit" it, as if that has anything to do with anything other their own narrow view of what women are good for.

Good thing she wasn't the President. Internet culture was meant to be BETTER than provincial, narrow minded society but it's turned into something so much worse.
 
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News Comments > Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft
3. Re: Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft Aug 18, 2014, 11:15 Numinar
 
MC is actually one of the better experiences I had with the DK1.

Those ugly cubes are 1 meter tall and even my crappier buildings were intimidatingly awesome in 3d surround vision!

The UI mod someone put together is halfway there to being fully appropriate Though something more contextual like Lunar Flight that supports controller would be even better, and the head-body rotating could use some tuning as well/

And MC could always use more optimisation, if Carmack offered to go through one of my projects, even as an accused code thief I would happily put on a crate of beer for him.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 17, 2014, 17:21 Numinar
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 21:44:
And anything you can do to increase the SNR, and slow down the "other guys" security apparatus is perfectly fine.

Anything hey? I love me a bit of Realpolitik or game theory, but I'm not sure if letting the Government do "Anything" for security or to get one up on it's rivals is a good idea. False flags, killing it's own citizens for propaganda, official lies, undeclared biological warfare or PSYOPS that generates violence. Not sure if I want to be responsible for funding that stuff.

How much of this is OK? UFO stories to cover up awesome aircraft is pretty tame, but it shows a disregard for honesty and transparency that isn't too many hops away from rigging elections.

 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced
2. Re: Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced Aug 15, 2014, 17:19 Numinar
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:47:
Jesus, they just don't stop floggin' the DLC on these do they?

Well, it's all optional and good (And during a sale, cheap!). If you are into CK2, you will want it, if not, you wont. I certainly haven't bought all of it, and it's not like the original game was thin on content or anything.

It seems better than putting their energies into a sequel when the current platform allows them to mess with and add so many mechanics, or in most cases, entirely alien political, cultural and military systems considering the vanilla release was christian feudal Europe only as playable.

I also believe a good DLC strategy=more dev time perfecting an already awesome game as opposed to no support after release+6 months. Some companies like Blizzard have the warchest to do this anyway but for everyone else you need to keep milking that cow to pay your expensive programmers.

So I don't see a downside. If it didn't make money, they wouldn't make it, and they don't offer it for pre-order it or anything so there is no reason for anyone to get duped with poor product.
 
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News Comments > OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced
16. Re: OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced Aug 14, 2014, 09:26 Numinar
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 07:59:
Great more zombies just what we do not need. How about some originality guys?

They are coming off two cop murdering games, so it's fresh for them!

What are your suggestions for an original FPS scenario? Mutants? Aliens? Liberals? I wouldn't mind some new stuff either but this is a strong license and a strong dev that may have some promise. I must have around 80 hours on Payday 2, it's a corker.

-Vince
 
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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World Announced
1. Re: RollerCoaster Tycoon World Announced Aug 13, 2014, 19:40 Numinar
 
My favorite light management/serious coaster physics series!

Chris Sawyer could kick this games ass and do it in assembly though.

Frontier are not too shabby either, but I want them focused on the Star Citizen murder.
 
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