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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo
12. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo Oct 25, 2014, 05:35 Numinar
Krovven wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 03:58:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 00:11:
More i play the game (non demo) more i like it. I think its just switching my Civ5 perspective to the subtle changes. That said those subtle changes once you get use to them are pretty good. Enjoying it, and i know it'll only get better. One of the major reasons why i bought it is that i know that the expansions, patches, and mods to come will only add to it. Firaxis knows their TBS


Especially since they learnt to stop the nickle and diming on DLC with V and rolled out some decent content. All that extra stuff was great, picked it up in sales, but it should have been all one small expansion before G+K.
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two
1. Re: Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two Oct 24, 2014, 12:11 Numinar
Trying to get Hype... loved the last one so much! But AC4:BF and Mordor have me all Ubisoft Gamed out...  
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News Comments > Space Engineers Sells 1M
6. Re: Space Engineers Sells 1M Oct 21, 2014, 03:53 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:46:
So it's unfinished? And it sounds like it's going to stay that way. And that's the problem with early-access games.

You are right, for most games it is a problem.

But I cannot imagine Kerbal, Minecraft, Prison Architect or this title being anywhere near as good as they are without EA. Those games are best in class and nobody puts a gun to anyone's head and tells them to buy it. PA especially was not fun when I purchased it initially, but is amazing now and is still not feature complete.

The alpha for ARMA 3 also really helped it, best Bohemia game on release by far in terms of bugs.

Of course, classically made games that are baked in an oven for 3 years still exist. Not all of them work out either and they are almost never as ambitious as the titles I just mentioned.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 18, 2014, 14:49 Numinar
Now Rocket Ranger, TV Sports and It came from the Desert please!

This game was so great. Such atmosphere for the time. Did not enjoy the bombing runs, but maybe an accurate representation of the futility of the activity at the time (25 years later we were still bombing Austria while aiming for Germany).

The old Amiga and it's monitor (After a stint as a great N64 screen) are well and truly dead, and in my foolish youth I donated the arcade quality joysticks we had for it to a film and failed to retrieve them

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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 11:22 Numinar
Do you feel guilty? I don't. I can identify as a gamer and know those articles were not talking about me. You'd have to want to be insulted or actually be exactly what is wrong with this situation to get upset about these perceived insults, surely.

If media outlets are leaning one way over the other, then that is a reflection of the kind of people who enter into that industry. I'm sure once some PAC's/lobby money gets put into it the reds will be well served with all the content they need.

Until then the low pay and lack of opportunity, along with the overwhelming negative view of gaming and gamer's a large part of that political spectrum (We make for great scapegoats when guns kill people!) may have something to do with the lefty madness that is most, but not all, of games media?

So yeah, complain that they don't represent you. Subscribe to an outlet or start you own that does. Don't expect extant private organisations to take affirmative hiring action to ensure they have "Fair and Balanced" news. Not everyone can or needs to be as morally upstanding and fair as Fox.
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 17, 2014, 13:13 Numinar
If HL3 never comes out, it's because nobody there wants to make it!

Nothing worse than a game made by developers who wish they were doing something else. Linear FPS probably sounds like a dead end to the people there, no seemless world events, cool face tech or a physics based puzzles to save them this time. Maybe they should shop it off to another Dev. The Metro or new Wolfenstein guys maybe.

Also, why do people want to play this? I loved those games, especially the first, never want to play the episodes again, and cannot remember if there was a story or interesting characters we need resolution on or beg further exploring. Valve will pull a dimension/time traveling/Bioshock 3 style boondoggle to set up whatever scenario they want to deal with in any case like they did last time.

I also don't agree that the move away from carrying 18 weapons at once is a bad thing.
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News Comments > Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released
15. Re: Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released Oct 17, 2014, 05:38 Numinar
Owned but not played much past the tutorial, seems solid though. A little bit mechanically advanced for my daughter... hopefully she grows into it. We will have to stick with Spelunky and the Lego games for now.

Rust Dust has a good casual mode for the young'uns but her mum didn't appreciate the high level of don bluth inspired murder in that one.

And yeah, games are expensive. Even these 2d ones. A full price title, at retail, probably only pays for an hour or two of some engineers day. 7m units should do it though!
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 13, 2014, 12:12 Numinar
I don't think it's an MMO, it's an always online shooter with co-op focus, the loots and the usual death match and single player modes from a traditional Halo game and a whole lot of polish in the areas that count and a whole lot of nothing in the narrative.

It's good stuff to. I'm one of those millions, and I've only had a few disconnects and no carpal tunnel.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. It took me 23 seconds to get that joke Blue. Oct 11, 2014, 09:56 Numinar
And oh how I laughed...

edit:Maybe I should have read the other comments before posting, bad timing!

My olds are in the same boat, past 50 and enjoying life in the drunkest smokiest meat eatingest way possible whilst still holding jobs. I expect the call any day.
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
34. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 04:45 Numinar
cyxxon wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 04:35:
Ouch. Preordered for the PS3 here in Europe, because I thought it looked like a good couch game instead of PC game, and sorely tempted to cancel that preorder now... hm...

Kill it, apparently the best part of the game (Dynamic Enemy generation system) is mega gimped on the old consoles.

Then get a nice long HDMI cable and a wireless dongle for X360 and get it on your PC, everyone I know who bought it loves it.
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December
11. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December Oct 7, 2014, 03:14 Numinar
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 21:56:
Won't ever see 4k on a console :))

Won't see it on most PC's for a while either. Seen the Steam Hardware Survey?

Also, game is naff. I don't get it. I mean, I should, one amazing huge Splinter cell map could keep me busy for a while, but this is just junk.

I've been told I just don't "Get it" though, so YMMV.
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 19:35 Numinar
VR, Elite, Truck sim and Lunar Flight. (And maybe get Kerbal on board, though that game is not ready as is).

Then I will put several thousand dollars into the PC hardware industry that I otherwise wouldn't think worth damaging the family budget with. With Lunar Flight and Truck Sim 2 VR my daughter wont need college!

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 19:26 Numinar
1badmf wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 17:45:
i tend to believe the redditor. i've personally levelled a 27 titan and i can say with confidence, from a story perspective, the game is a half finished mess. and if it turns out to be true that they cut content so they could include it in the DLC later, i'm done with this game and done with bungie.

Disclaimer: I'm a fan. I think you are being a bit dramatic though.

Judge the game by what it is, if you didn't get your moneys worth then trade it in and refuse to pre-order anything from Bungie or Activision ever again.

Judging a game by what it could have been as opposed to what it is seems ridiculous unless you are an Activision shareholder. All this talk of cuts and 500 million and whatever, pathetic. Every game gets cut. Every game uses cut content for DLC. Judge it by what it is and it's contemporaries. If you hate it then, fine, you are in good company so let that be your reason to boycott.

For my money, I've played it every night since before launch and I am not going to stop any time soon. A bit repetitive for my taste but the Bungie combat makes up for it, so much more fun for me to play than Diablo of Borderlands. When other humans are involved every strike or crucible match is unique despite the common assets. The only recent addiction I can compare it to is my Payday 2 binge and it has similar problems (Whilst being a little higher up in production values).

If those rumours are true, then whatever. The game they wanted to make was obviously going to cost them far more time and money than the deal they had signed with Activision allowed for, and they must have been a few extensions into it already. Would be nice if they made it as intended but who is going to fund that? Especially when your publisher was expecting to take a bath on Titan some time int he next 12 months. Sounds like a typical case of over promising and under delivering from those evil, ambitious and creative devs.

If the rumors are true that is. And since Halo 1 and 2 had similar problems they very well might be. Somehow all these games turned out awesome despite flaws in my book. Better to aim high and recover from a near fatal crash than play it safe and send us all to sleep Ubisoft game 8.

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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.

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.

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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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