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Nickname Numinar
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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 18, 2014, 05:59 Numinar
 
Rhett wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 21:10:
Yeah... and Time Warner keeps raising rates every few months for NO REASON AT ALL. This is really getting aggravating. Raising rates for everything. As if they don't gouge enough, or they need more money.

And if they merge... fuck that.

Perhaps they are raising prices on their crappy product in a misguided attempt to make up for the lost revenue caused by losing customers due to raising prices for their crappy product?
 
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News Comments > Chaos Reborn Kickstarter
2. Re: Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Mar 17, 2014, 12:31 Numinar
 
Sounds awesome, the campaign sounds like the massive maps in Lords of Chaos on the Amiga, but procedural, with the MP a more arena like affair as in Chaos.

Maybe he has or has not have the chops for it, but benifit of the doubt is probably earnt. UFO:EU/X-COM is probably my favorite game of all time, and Apocalypse, while I did not enjoy it as much, was ambitious in a way games are not anymore. Astounding in hindsight, random city with over a dozen simulated factions/corporations to investigate/battle/curry favour with and destructible environments.

Also, on a bit of TBS kick at the moment with Frozen Endzone addiction, Firaxis Xcom replay and having an awesome Civ LAN the other week. Excite!
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 17, 2014, 04:26 Numinar
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 21:50:
SlimRam wrote on Mar 16, 2014, 20:45:
(Port to PC, idiots)

ND is pretty close to being 1st Party for Sony, they would be idiots to port their amazing, award winning game to any other platform.

Call us peasants, call us filthy casuals, but don't feed us your envy regarding this and RDR, it's far too delicious.

I left my PS3 behind in my last move, had enough after they shut down the Motorstorm: Pacific Rift servers not long after I spent 20 bucks on extra tracks for it. This title is one of the few I regret missing out on.
 
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News Comments > DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details
9. Re: DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details Mar 7, 2014, 10:39 Numinar
 
PS4 version has not crashed on me in a few weeks, and it's just about all I play. It's a great game, and I'm sure it looks a lot better on a decent PC. As for other bugs, rare and minor. It's really rather polished on this platform at least.

This may be an indicator of where the support/resources have gone to fixing things though.
 
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News Comments > Monaco Sells > 750K
3. Re: Monaco Sells > 750K Mar 6, 2014, 15:47 Numinar
 
It's a good SP game, amazing MP game.  
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News Comments > Monaco Sells > 500K
5. Re: Monaco Sells > 500K Feb 20, 2014, 14:52 Numinar
 
Excellent.

Really good game, one of the only ones where random co-op is actually awesome as well. Wonder if they made much money on XBLA or if it's alllll steam?

But too tricky for drunken local sessions, though not as bad as Spelunky MP. Samurai Gunn sorts us out for that though these days.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India Announced
1. Re: Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India Announced Jan 28, 2014, 12:58 Numinar
 
Wow, crazy, will they flesh out the Chinese, khanates, predecessors and whatever else was rocking about north of india back then or will they or grey out/make the map not square and cut those bits until done right?

I don't mind either way TBH, as long as it's as awesome as everything else when done.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 22, 2014, 07:53 Numinar
 
La-Mulana is the linear forefather of Spelunky/Darksouls. Worth it at a fraction the cost of a cofee if you are patient and wish Castlevanias never stopped being hard or made for the snes.  
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News Comments > Arma III Campaign Episode 2 Released
2. Re: Arma III Campaign Episode 2 Released Jan 21, 2014, 12:47 Numinar
 
Yeah, I'm excited. First episode was great.

I miss the co-op from Arma 2, but lets face it, missions were more likely to fail from scripting problems than a bullet to the head most the time.

And as for waiting, better they put them out once QA'd and polished than rush them for a streetdate. Between the sandbox missions and the Steamworks content you are not lacking for things to do. Wasteland mod is a blast with friends.

Also it was half price during early release. Brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Jan 16, 2014, 04:14 Numinar
 
Oh man, I have no time for another awesome AssCreed game, they take so long to finish!

I also think I might be a special kind of retarded, as I love AC1 and 3.

2 of course is the king, but the Spelunky-AC4 sandwich that my life is in right now will probably end with me making AC4 my favorite. Not perfect, but the usual content/history porn/prince of persia combat flow awesomeness that is the hallmark of this series seems to have iterated to a whole new level and combined with a hint of Pirates! to make something super special.

I got bored before the end of Brotherhood, and couldn't even get more than a few hours in Revelations without starting to lose my mind, but II and IV seemed to learn from this, by making the more boring activities entirely optional and for a yearly franchise the changes and tweaks they make to various systems really helps keep it fresh.

The only inexcusable thing for me in the new game are these phone tie in crappy minigames (Fleet or assassin management). I like the idea of having assets you command remotely but there needs to be a more interesting way to do it.
 
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News Comments > Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
3. Re: Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Jan 10, 2014, 11:24 Numinar
 
Assault Squad is one of my favorite games, I probably enjoy it more than CoH. But will still probably wait for reviews on this.

Been burnt by some of my favorite studios with "It's not ready but we need money!" releases.

Probably second day buy though.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 28, 2013, 17:02 Numinar
 
Hey, leave that poor judge alone! Unlike that Snowden he is not able to put his principles (if any) ahead of his career.

In these tough economic times, who is?

 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Dec 28, 2013, 16:57 Numinar
 
YAAAARGH! Stupid drunk Steam Sale shopping! If I had waited one more day for Gunpoint...

Brothers 5 dollars no problems.

Playing Gunpoint and hearing about Brothers makes me think both are worth the original asking price, but until the Meth operation ramps up I need to be frugal.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld HD/CE Survey
13. Re: Homeworld HD/CE Survey Dec 27, 2013, 14:57 Numinar
 
Collectors edition? Like with a high quality illustrated manual including dozens of pages of awesome back-story and concept art that got you into the mood before you even finished driving home? (it's much harder than texting, but don't judge teenage me! I was EXCITED).

I already have that on the shelf. Gimme Win 7 compatible, HD, modable, reworked netcode, maybe some UI tweaks. Age of Empires 2 HD style (A game that didn't make the jump as well due to being 2d, and the initial offering was pretty lame due to seriously bad engine bugs or "optimisations", but the scope was right!)

edit: Just did the survey. No longer cynical. The updated textures and rendering is a given, it's the hard-copy stuff that was famously awesome in the originals and super risky for Gearbox (Hence Survey). Do they print 10, 20, 50 thousand? Kitchen sink or minimal effort? Could sink the whole project (And chances at HW2) right there with the wrong guess. The game was never competitive enough in MP to have long legs past the play your mates level so gauging nostalgia is the way to go. Could you imagine shipping that interface today? I don't even think grognards like us would put up with it (Despite bemoaning the simplified plane-oriented nature of games like SoaSE.

And thanks for asking guys!

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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 2 Free
3. Re: Left 4 Dead 2 Free Dec 25, 2013, 16:03 Numinar
 
As an Australian who moved to Germany... DO NOT WANT (again, already have the nerfed version). If you feel the need to censor, just rethink releasing at all duders!  
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News Comments > Monaco Patch Adds Free Content; Streamlines Game
3. Re: Monaco Patch Adds Free Content; Streamlines Game Dec 19, 2013, 11:18 Numinar
 
Somewhere in my top 10 this one (in MP, even with randoms!). Good stuff.  
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News Comments > South Park: The Stick of Truth Censored for Australia
18. Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth Censored for Australia Dec 18, 2013, 05:53 Numinar
 
My publisher went through this recently. It's not fun. There are still "no nos" that there are no ratings for.

R18+ is more about fixing the fact that most MA15+ titles were not actually appropriate for that age group.

Its hard to give up those sales, though hardly worth the creation, testing and submission of a seperate version of a game.

Though it probably does not make financial sense, I would prefer they don't release the game there and see if the people there can get the law modified properly. Some unreleased AAA games will make the country seem more like China and cause more outrage, modifying the games for local sensibilities is only noticed by people who read forums and news sites, a small minority of the target audience and not a big enough pressure group to effect change. If the game does not get sold at all maybe more people will take notice and actually examine the kind of content that is getting cut instead of being blissfully unaware.


 
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News Comments > Ultra Street Fighter IV Trailer, Interview
3. Re: Ultra Street Fighter IV Trailer, Interview Dec 16, 2013, 05:10 Numinar
 
Rattlehead wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 00:20:
Hope this game gets pirated to hell and back. Already purchased Street Fighter IV, and instead of properly releasing patches, they rerelease the fucking game for a 3rd time! It's bad enough with the on disc DLCs, they have to charge $40 for the proper version of the game. They did the same crap with MvC 3.

Enough, Capcom needs to die already.

Totally understand the sentiment, but for some reason I am not mad about this. I went full price for the original on Xbox, but skipped the interim stuff in between (including costumes) until AE went on sale a while ago on Steam. However, nothing is really necessary. If you want this years update you have to pay, as it wasn't free to develop. The costumes are cosmetic fanboy gouging moneymakers only, whatever. What is really creepy is the idea that they remove GFWL from Ultra, but not the previous versions, basically FORCING an upgrade. Oh boy, will it ever rain fire!

I think I got everything ever released for it for about 10 bucks in the AE complete version, 4 years after the initial purchase and it's a game that almost always comes out when people are over. Though maybe Samurai Gunn will replace it if our last session is anything to go by.
 
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News Comments > War of the Vikings Free Weekend
2. Re: War of the Vikings Free Weekend Dec 5, 2013, 14:52 Numinar
 
I will try and find time to try it. Free weekends are an awesome idea.

Love me some Chivalry. It's not like there are a million of games like this.
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Caesar in Gaul Next Week
4. Re: Total War: ROME II Caesar in Gaul Next Week Dec 2, 2013, 13:06 Numinar
 
They already have co-op in the full campaign I belive. It is a much bigger world than Shogun 2 with more provinces so if you want epic, and the game holds together with de-synching or corrupting save files then you are good to go (Have not tried it myself, not sure what shape it is in).

A more focused campaign map is certainly welcome. Hopefully they hit up some of the earlier Greek wars next.

As for "fix the damn game" or create content, they have dozens of people on the payroll that are better spent in development of new stuff such as artists and designers, and I imagine as long as they have content in the pipeline they can all convince their bosses to let the codies do the maintenance and bug fixing patches instead of being bundled off to the next title.
 
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