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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > Single-Player Hearthstone Plans
5. Re: Single-Player Hearthstone Plans Apr 14, 2014, 12:18 Numinar
They should go out and Shandalar this.

Finally take WotC down a few pegs for the protectionist act of not making a game as good or ambitious as the Microprose classic however deeply flawed it might have been. I actually enjoy the yearly Planeswalker games, but they are but shadows of 1997's MtG game outside of the basic card game implementation itself.

Blizzard has no cardboard to protect from the big mean digital CCG's.

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News Comments > DICE Looking Into BF4 "Death Shield" Bug
9. Re: DICE Looking Into BF4 Apr 14, 2014, 12:12 Numinar
harlock wrote on Apr 14, 2014, 11:34:
how the fuck did DICE miss this

Same way we all did since Beta.
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News Comments > Monaco's Final Chapter Released
1. Re: Monaco's Final Chapter Released Apr 5, 2014, 12:15 Numinar
I have not even finished the second campaign, it was well worth the price of the first. One of my favorite games in recent memory. Really tight design. And the only co-op game I've played that is actually fun with random internet jerks.

It evokes everything good and nothing bad about early arcade games (simple, clear mechanics) while leveraging current technology to make everything run super smooth sharp and online with the modern trend of allowing players to cause their own trouble and narrative within a structure.

I will keep my eyes on these guys but I've guessing they are so rich they can spend 5 years making the next thing, just like with the Behemoth after Castle Crashers.

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News Comments > GameSpy Shutting Down Services
45. Re: GameSpy Shutting Down Services Apr 4, 2014, 07:54 Numinar
Not just the CD check, but the crazy DRM that will pop in if you try and have a go at operation flashpoint. Yikes!

There should be a law about companies being required to supply updated or non-drm versions of titles whose DRM management systems goe defunct. This should apply to whoever owns the IP in the event the original studio/publisher does not.

Should be industry best practice to have a backup plan in place for this that can survive bankruptcies, buy outs and the passage of time.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition
20. Re: Ships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Advanced Edition Apr 4, 2014, 04:29 Numinar
Bradley wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 19:08:
I still don't understand the mass appeal of this game. I just fired it up after work to see what was updated. I'm doing great for a while, then get completely obliterated after one bad roll of the random number generator. Maybe I just really suck at it, but I prefer to have more control.

This does suck, but is part of the learning experience and shouldn't happen too often. In this kind of game you end up making your own luck. You need to fail a lot before you understand the underlying systems. It's slightly less fair than Spelunky, in that sometimes you will dead end and a run takes a lot longer than in that game so defeat is more painful. Once you learn the game though you can always trace it back to dubious or risky decisions.

And the boss is a super ballache without reading a F.A.Q. first, complaints about it are valid unless they changed it with the update. But eventually you learn to play your current crew/ship status against the available options and you will reach the end on easy mode every game. You wont always win and don't talk to me about normal but it's not RNG hell without hope.
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News Comments > Age of Mythology Extended Edition Next Month
14. Re: Age of Mythology Extended Edition Next Month Apr 4, 2014, 04:18 Numinar
Rise of Nations was suggested as a potential next project for the people that made the AoE2 port (Which had a rough start but was actually supported and cleaned up eventually). Really hope this comes about, best tech tree ever!

Really hope this still happens. I love AoM but don't really feel the desire to double dip on it again... bought two copies at release at full price to LAN with the old man.
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
15. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Early Access Mar 28, 2014, 04:21 Numinar
I love me some hex based strategy... but it doesn't work in space. Looks dumb.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 27, 2014, 07:54 Numinar
Anyone of you could seriously not accept 2B for this? It would be borderline negligent to your family, employees and partners not to.

If you are so rich that you could get ethical about such a sum, I could use a few thousand. Most of this complaining is jealously/I want a piece of it/FB is the devil!

Also, DK1 and DK2 are what the kickstarter promised and delivered. That the golden independant little guy driven VR future they felt they were supporting isn't happening the way they wanted, that was never guaranteed anyway.

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
15. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 27, 2014, 06:51 Numinar
InBlack wrote on Mar 27, 2014, 04:26:
Well to be fair, simulators fall into the category where you dont move with your body. (You drive a vehicle that moves but you are inside a fixed point in the vehicle)

This, the 20 minutes I spent on DK1 playing Lunar Flight (Atmospheric lunar lander sim) was some of the best gaming I've ever done.

I have been unable to touch LF since without VR, as it feels flat and bland when I used to really, really love it. I wish my friend hadn't sold that headset (At a profit, to pay for next revision).

I have also been thinking about Tie Fighter remake in VR... want... so... much...
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - LUFTRAUSERS
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - LUFTRAUSERS Mar 19, 2014, 06:00 Numinar
I am having a real hard time not starting this up at work... it would be a bad time to be caught doing so as well.

1st world problems hey?
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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

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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