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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 13, 2014, 08:37 Numinar
Hmmm, didn't get a key. Must have stuffed up the sign up process somehow.

Wanted to get a taste before plonking down the pre-order, guess I'll wait for post launch feedback now.

At least EA knows how to send me keys! Battlefield Hardon looks alright from what I've seen so far.

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News Comments > Oculus VR Era Projections
21. Re: Oculus VR Era Projections Jun 12, 2014, 13:38 Numinar
Mr. Anisotonic wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 13:25:
I'm still baffled at all the interest there is for this while 3D Vision, which is arguably a superior and much more versatile system, remains largely an underground thing. Personally I'm done with 2D, it has about as much relevance in gaming for me as black & white. Even the hand drawn games like Rayman are meant to be played in 3D now.

It's not the 3d that this is about, although even on the DK1 (The only one I've tried) it is so natural you stop thinking about it.

It's that you are IN THE GAME. Except you are wearing ski goggles.

My biggest disappointment is that it doesn't wrap around your entire peripheral vision, but it's still way more than a triple monitor setup. But apart from that, you are totally in the game. Only thing missing when I played Lunar Flight was the leaning forward to look down/over the lower windows of the capsule, and thats in now. This will fucking rip in Elite/Star Citizen/No mans sky. (Any game in which your body is sitting really).

Is it the future of gaming? Maybe, maybe not... but it's the future for enthusiasts that put immersion near the top of their list, which is what anyone who wants frames/pixel density/surround sound is into.

Will probably end in more games that are fun without constant murder as well just due to how freaky it kind of feels and how awesome just looking at shit is.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 12, 2014, 13:23 Numinar
Hmmmm... sick day or take in PS4 and hope nobody notices we don't make this game?

I'm kind of excite.
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up
11. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Female Lead Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 08:45 Numinar
For Newt I always assumed the smartass aliens were using her as bait to get a spaceship to come pick them up. Worked!  
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News Comments > Magicka 2 Announced
6. Re: Magicka 2 Announced Jun 10, 2014, 11:46 Numinar
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 09:27:
Numinar wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 09:21:
Best Trailer award E3 no contest. Sorry No Man's Sky.

The thing about the NMS trailer was it was basically the same as last years: Look around, hop in ship, fly into space with no loading screens, etc...

It could be awesome, but I didn't see anything I'd not seen it do before.

Well, this was trailers for trailers sake not how they indicate game quality, not sure if there is much correlation between the two these days. It did have big ass dinosaurs instead of giant worms! And did it have dogfighting without AI last year?

But yeah, Spore and X-Rebirth looked like super amaze-tech in trailer form. No saying how this will turn out but it seemed to be pushing a lot of details for something that is meant to run on a mere mortal's PC or PS4.

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News Comments > Magicka 2 Announced
2. Re: Magicka 2 Announced Jun 10, 2014, 09:21 Numinar
Best Trailer award E3 no contest. Sorry No Man's Sky.  
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Jun 10, 2014, 04:02 Numinar
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 00:24:
Redmask wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 22:44:
Cutter wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 18:51:
Yeah, 1 hit is the very definition of lucky. Guys like Meir, Molyneux, Carmack, CliffyB, Spector, et al. have been knocking out pretty major hits for over 20 years.

Highly debatable. No one said hes an industry authority, he gets to have an opinion like anyone else. If an armchair internet guy like you gets to have one then I think the guy who made millions making a Java voxel game gets to have his opinion too.

No shit...I'd say the one-hit-wonder has infinitely more cred than a no-hit-wonder.

All those guys have a pretty shocking hit rate TBH. Worse than Metalica in some cases if we want to stick with the Music comparison.

It was a Molyneux quote in that Minecraft doco that was my big clue that at least some of these old codgers would have loved to have put their name to it, and I wager each one of them respects MC and Notch more than some of the people here do, though I wouldn't dare speak for them it's a confident guess.

Edit-Well, Sid is fairly unassailable here, and still codes. MtG, Pirates, Railroad Tycoon, Gunsip. Amazing stuff. Ace patrol is one of the only "Real" games IOS has and is well worth a few bucks. But if you need that record to have an opinion on industry trends there would be very few opinions. And even he has a few questionable releases (Still a little upset with how Railroads was a little underbaked, but certainly still worth dozens of hours of my time).

Even he wishes he had made Tetris though, another one hit wonder.

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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2014, 18:00 Numinar
Fion wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 15:26:
Minecraft was very much a solid and nearly complete game by the time you could buy into it (for $12, lets not forget). Many of these early access titles are charging twice as much as a fully released AAA game for what amounts to a game that barely functions or has any content at all, and too many people are buying into the 'hype' alone of those products. The ever-present bandwagon, I have friends who are throwing $60, $80, $120 at a game and bitching about how broke it is or how it barely has anything to do, and a month later doing it all over again because the bandwagon suddenly says x game is the new 'rising star'.

I kind of disagree, the $5 or whatever it was beta I got in on was a mere shadow of what it is now (Though promising and valuable at 1/4 the price for early adopters). But it is one of my biggest arguments for why Early Access can be a good thing.

But as with this industry and entertainment as a whole, for every Minecraft, Kerbal or Prison Architect there are a thousand phoned in, amateur hour, poorly conceived wastes of time. This is what the bearded one was getting at with his critique I think.
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jun 9, 2014, 12:58 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 12:12:
If this guy ever moves beyond a one hit wonder and establishes himself as a real designer with some longevity I might give him some credence. The reality is so far he's a punk who got lucky once, so no.

Lucky? Really?

This is a guess, but I wager most "Real Designers" would give up ten of their games to have one Minecraft in their resume. More than one hit? How many designers even have one? Of anything approaching this scale? Until something happens to the worlds supply of 10 year olds this thing will keep rocking because everything else seems cheap, bloated or just stupid by comparison.

Guy gets some hate, and fair enough if he wants to voice opinions he deserves backlash. Better than the usual robotic "Don't piss off the current/future publishers!" devspeak from those souls living contract to contract if you ask me.

Hitting him in the credentials though? Seems a bit of a stretch. Would you get called a hack that nobody should listen to if you only had one highly successful, money vomiting mid sized business to your name?
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 9, 2014, 12:36 Numinar
Zanderat1 wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 10:39:
Dammit. I am going to end up buying a Wii U, aren't I?

Thanks, MK8...... (I think)

Yep, that and Super Mario 3d World in multiplayer are class acts, a return to form for the firm. Really good games, with a kind of targeted slickness lacking in other first party software (And miles beyond bug ridden un-optimized PC games, bless them!).

Really feels like Nintendo have released a console worthy of 2007. Might grab it if they can get a decent Metroid or F-Zero on it. Sounds like the thing is dead for third party stuff, but so was the Gamecube and that library has aged better than the Wii's and probably the OG Xbox outside of Halo/Morrowind/Kotor as well.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2014, 18:03 Numinar
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 16:40:
Cutter wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 15:30:
Wow, Bungie has really become evil, haven't they?

They crossed over when they prostrated themselves to the " evil empire"

You talking about MS or Actitard or Consoles in general?

Under MS Bungie seemed like good people, always got more value out of Halo than just about any other game or series I've purchased.

Destiny though it remains to be seen, lots of baaaaaad vibes these days coming out of there.
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
42. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 18:25 Numinar
Krovven wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 17:40:
The best comments are from those that think the US is infallible and could never be invaded, ever.

They have a point. USA with or without allies has the best or at the least the second best nuclear deterrent on the planet.

Anyone who invades will be staying a while because of this so better make good with the genocide or learn to fit in with the locals. Non-state actors you cannot nuke will not have the manpower or ability to supply a decent invasion. This is why we have terrorism.
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News Comments > Arma III Karts Begins Unusual DLC Plan
4. Re: Arma III Karts Begins Unusual DLC Plan Jun 1, 2014, 16:27 Numinar
Good experiment. Just like with the horrible gameplay degrading DRM in Operation Flashpoint that affected legit users (including me), it's bold and may backfire.

But I would rather they try this and have it go to hell then for them to do the low-poly/texture method that makes people think the game looks crap, or split the user-base. I think the trick with this approach is to make sure the nag screens are classy, and don't piss off legit users who really do not have much use for the content they choose not to buy.

Hope that expansion is a sandbox co-op campaign but I am probably dreaming there...
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews May 31, 2014, 13:27 Numinar
Hate to get all SJW, but where as for us rape jokes/threats/references can be hilarious and abstract (outside of prison), for women this is something that in most parts of the world is a common reality so threats/jokes/references have a completely different meaning. Whatever this woman was saying, no matter how much it smelt of grade D bullshit, the backlash was not warranted as well as being beyond the usual levels of internet vileness and it boggles the mind that dudes out there think like this, and get riled up enough to write it down in a forum or email.

But Metroid? When this game came out men were still beating their wives with reckless abandon and driving home drunk from the local pub at 80mph through school zones. It's a bit of a relic of the late 80's, not an example of modern trends.

Which, to be granted, might actually be worse in some ways but still. Leave Samus alone! (Not that I or the vast majority of people who ever played that game got the 8-bit bikini reward, finishing Metroid in under an hour pre-internet or emulation would have been a big effort)

Or do I need to threaten rape to be taken seriously when defending our sacred cows?
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News Comments > Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Next Month
12. Re: Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Next Month May 31, 2014, 07:27 Numinar
Yes! My favorite ever tech tree in the best ever real time civ game. Poor empire earth seemed so tryhard after this. I have fond memories of naval invasions and tabbing through that delightfully compressed but meaningful upgrade box.

As for Rise of Legends, was so excited for it but it ran like junk. Really felt like Cavedog with TA:Kingdoms all over again. Big Huge games is a sad sad story of what should have been a second Firaxis, but with a real time focus.
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend
9. Re: PAYDAY 2 Free Weekend May 30, 2014, 07:02 Numinar
Quboid wrote on May 29, 2014, 19:31:
Any Bluesnewsers play this?

Install ... requires 29GB, better put it on my HDD ... "You do not have enough disk space available". There's an error I haven't got for many years.

They recently patched it so it's a 6gb install instead of 30. Something about changing the way assets are loaded so they didn't have to duplicate them.

Steam warning is still horrifyingly large, but it is now inaccurate.
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches May 23, 2014, 05:10 Numinar
Guys, totally get in on this. Great game. It's just like the original Elite!

But with... trucks. And instead of pirates there are smart cars trying to wreck your load.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
41. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 06:50 Numinar
Icewind wrote on May 18, 2014, 16:59:
Actually yes, he means meme. It's the current subject of all the funny clips, funny in-jokes amongst the chan crowd and is the current "hip game du jour" that your chan/reddit posers play to seem cool to their friends.

Minecraft was and still is a terrible, terrible game that was surpassed by others but what pushed into the spotlight by the pathetically monstrous power of the chan crowd. They take dorky little pieces of filth like that game and Day Z, and throw their internet hipster weight behind them, making them something they weren't meant to be.

Go ahead, think the game is some high-minded exercise in software exellence, but anyone with a modicum of intelligence is aware that it's just there due to chantard meme-ization

I would REALLY love you to name a game that out-minecraft's Minecraft. Just one. Something with destructible terrain, multiplayer, the amount of content and player agency. If there is a game that surpasses it and makes it look terrible x2 I will apologise to you right here.

Waiting. Seriously, I was going to by Transistor this week but will go for this awesome game if it exists.

Seriously, I've spent money on worse looking for the next thing (Space Engineers for example). I'm not even trolling you. I want a creative/survival MP game that works better than Minecraft, so I can give the developer my money. Maybe it's more toy than game, but maybe the best games are. Playing inside an unlimited amount of lego is actually a really cool concept, or as you said, a "high-minded exercise in software excellence"

I have hundreds of hours on it and consider them all well spent. It's popular in the meme-world because it's not a handholding, scripted obstacle course like every other game, shit can happen in it that can be new and interesting. With most PC games the only thing worth youtubing is a sick bug or glitch.

Let me know when you find that game.
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Launch Trailer
18. Re: Wolfenstein Launch Trailer May 16, 2014, 08:00 Numinar
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:23:
jdreyer wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:00:
Well, then it would be DIFFERENT. Can't have that. Also, you'd like to play as the oligarchy stamping out the last remnants of freedom? No underdogs for you?

Personally, I like playing as the good guys.

Good guys? Who are they? Freedom? What's that? You're talking about illusions. About perspective and degrees. Nothing more. Fact is the Nazis has a lot of good ideas and policies. Sure they had their batshit crazy stuff too but who doesn't?

We are, empirically, better off without them. Even white guys like I imagine you are would be. If they were running the show most of your comments in this forum would seem too liberal and probably get you shot/enslaved/relocated along with everyone else who doesn't go along with the party line 100% and conform.
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend
5. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Free Weekend May 16, 2014, 03:34 Numinar
I'm totally with you all with the criticisms of CHIV, but I guess I've never been good enough for the mechanics changes to wreck my muscle memory. Getting drunk and crumpling people with my hammer like Robert Baratheon does not happen in any other game. I wish there was more like it, or my dream, a co-op version with AI in an Ultima Underworld style setup.

Between this free weekend and OFP going free forever (Which will hopefully get some more ARMA 3 converts), I wish someone had let me know so I could have organised a LAN this weekend and avoided the whole "I don't have it in my library!" bullshit that always happens. Maybe I can convince people to stay after work for some pythonesque violence instead...
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