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Signed On Jul 7, 2006, 00:07
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News Comments > SPINTIRES Rolling Again; DLC & Sequel Plans
5. Re: SPINTIRES Rolling Again; DLC & Sequel Plans Feb 20, 2015, 16:44 Cutter
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:10:
I dunno if you're being cynical, but Spintires is much more entertaining than it has any right to be.

Not for everyone, I'm sure, but then again, what game is?


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Grand Theft Auto is.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 12:17 Cutter
 
I don't understand why cities use salt when there are perfect alternatives in sand and other vegetal matter.

The alternatives to salt for battling ice: cheese, beets and ash

Communities seek a substitute for road salt

Road salt alternatives include cheese brine, molasses

I particularly like the EcoTraction one....

Invented by a Canadian company, EcoTraction is made of non-toxic, all-natural volcanic rock. According to the Earth Innovations website, the granules embed into ice and snow, creating a solid, non-slip surface. Founder Mark Watson developed the product after his dog died of cancer, which may be triggered by toxins in road salt.

So get the village to use that for the sake of the Gunnar-man's paws and his canine companions. If I was a dog I wouldn't want to wear boots either. Hell, I hate wearing shoes as a human and much prefer being footloose and fancy free!

 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 20, 2015, 12:01 Cutter
 
That's just ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 20, 2015, 01:00 Cutter
 
I so hate upselling. 'Did I ask for fries with that? No? Than just give me the goddamned hamburger. If I want it, I'll ask for it.' The worst is when they're asking on behalf of a charity. I love when Family Guy covered that one....

Cashier: Would you like to donate an extra dollar to the Quahog food bank?

Stewie: Oh, sure! And would you like to come home and clean my toilet, while we're both doing stuff for each other?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Into the Black Feb 19, 2015, 22:10 Cutter
 
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 21:02:
Cutter wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 19:40:
Incredibly well said....

Saw that comment on that site earlier and had the exact same thought you did. Unfortunately I also saw today that the "anti-terrorism" legislation is polling through the goddamned roof, with a good chunk of the populace wanting it to go even farther. No wonder the Cons have dropped the economy message and went full patriot act, people are eating it up. The useless Liberals are backing it and the rest of the opposition parties are going to take a major public beating for being against it. I can't help but shake my head.

Look at all the Sun readers in this country and that's no surprise. I can't stand it anymore. This is why I'm working so hard to create a business I can sell for a few mil in 5 years and get the hell out of here. I just want to be another Canadian ex-pat living on a boat in the Carribean, or in Europe somewhere. I don't much care at this point so long as it's anywhere but here. If I won the lottery tomorrow I'd be going from the OLGC office to the bank and straight to the airport on the first flight to anywhere out of the country. It's funny how so many Canadians think this country is so great. They're so provincial in their attitudes and have never been anywhere else so they don't know how much better it can be.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 19, 2015, 22:03 Cutter
 
Actually they can prevent it by giving employees something to lose. Pay them a a living wage - currently $20 per hour - and some halfway decent benefits, and treat them like actual people instead of doormats for pissed off customers to vent on. Do that and you'll see quality CS. The reason they don't is because these corps don't care a whit. CS is simply a buffer for pissed off customers to vent on disposable employees. The CS people don't care as is because they can go out tomorrow and find another dead end minimum wage job like that.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Deadly TradeMarked
7. Re: Elite: Deadly TradeMarked Feb 19, 2015, 21:58 Cutter
 
Cabezone wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 20:27:
I'm not going to be happy if they release pay DLC that adds actual combat content. Right now it's just a space trucking simulator with some dogfighting if you want.

Get ready to be unhappy in that case. Why else do you think they went ODRM and no editor?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 19, 2015, 19:46 Cutter
 
Are they sure that's what happened and he wasn't trying to tell her she was a continuing source of inspiration?


 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 19, 2015, 19:40 Cutter
 
Incredibly well said....

"No, it's a feedback loop. The exact same thing is happening with copyright.

America (and all of the five eyes) want additional laws and powers. Those laws and powers are currently illegal and unpopular.

So, one of the five eyes gets talked into passing a law which goes much further. And then the rest of them all say "see, we need these powers too".

The exact same thing has been happening with copyright, and spying provisions ... they play off one another to expand the powers internationally, and then push to get the same things domestically.

Essentially most western governments now have three magic keys to the kingdom: copyright, terrorism, and child porn.

These three things are being used to march the goalposts further down the field, and the consequences for the rest of our liberties be damned.

The five-eyes are flunkies in advancing the interests of corporations, and conspiring together to give us global fascism and surveillance. The Western democracies are all actively trying to say "fuck you and your rights, this is what we do, this is who we share it with, and if you don't like it fuck off".

Essentially the governments and spy agencies of the five-eyes are larger threats to our liberties than the people they claim to be protecting us from.

And they seem to not give a damn what they do to get there."
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 19, 2015, 19:36 Cutter
 
More like how the games industry ignoring space games almost entirely helped shape SC's success. And like Minecraft or that Oatmeal card game, once a meme becomes established as popular culture it becomes self-fulfilling. Most people want to be part of the in-crowd and will jump on board so as not to be left out. If LA had kept making cool stuff like XvT, and had there been regular space games beyond the X series it wouldn't be a big deal right now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 16:46 Cutter
 
Is there anyone who wouldn't rather see Neil doing his followup to District 9 already?! Yeah, yeah, we all like Aliens and Predators, but at least D9 was exciting and new. I want to see what happens. I love the way the film ended but hate that rhere's been no followup. Fuck do I care about more chest-bursting aliens. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt numerous times already.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2: Secrets of Aethera DLC Released
5. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2: Secrets of Aethera DLC Released Feb 19, 2015, 16:41 Cutter
 
First off, that's just like, my opinion, man. And I'm entitled to it unless you're one of those freedom hating terrorist lovers. So it's neither a statement, nor untrue. You want constructive and objective?

Here's the best critical review of your game so far.

"My initial reaction to the game was "Wow, this looks like a massive sandbox space sim! Just look at how big the area map is and how many factions there are. I'll be playing the game for tens of hours!"

Well, after a while I started to realize the game had lots of problems with being a LOT more shallow than what it promises at first. Setting aside the optimization issues and how easily the game can be prone to crashing, It boasts and impressive ~50 factions with a reputation system that ended up being nothing more than a glorified Good / Evil alignment system. If you do missions given out by the good factions you get +rep and they will be friendly to you an the evil ones will be hostile. Vice versa you do missions given to you by the bad guys and your rep shifts to their side making them friendly to you. Unfortunately that is as deep as the faction system goes. Factions don't change opinions as they are completely static.

The static factions leads to me next problem. The whole world is static. There is absolutely NO sim element in this game to speak of. The game has NO economy, NO dynamic factions, NO dynamic world events. When we speak of sandbox you think of open worlds with things to do in them, but all it is here is the same map as the campaign, just without the campaign missions. Since the game lacks an economy and dynamic factions it makes trading all but a dull and soulless experience. Also, since the world isn't dynamic, there is no real territory control for the factions either. I mean they have their own territories, but they are completely set in stone. You cannot capture territories for the differenct factions. This leaves you with the same Assassination, Taxi, Cargo ferry and Repair missions to grind over and over and over again.

How is the combat then if the other aspects are non-existant and hollow? Well, the combat is rather decent, but what kills it for me is how the game is level scaled. Each time you level up so do your enemies. After certain points their ships get upgraded. If you do like me and other people may have done and only grinded missions for money and XP you'll quickly find yourself in a situation where you don't have enough money to upgrade your ship but you are starting to be too weak to do missions and half the time you simply have to turn around and go away since the RNG pitted you against enemies that simply outclass you. This can be avoided if you salvage derelict ships for parts or capture them and sell them, but then it means that the level scaling system is balanced if you play in a certain way which is horrible, horrible balance in a game that claims to be a sandbox. Simply put if you aren't maximizing your money gains per level then you'll find yourself run into issues.

It just isn't a good game in the end of the day, and it certainly is no sim either, which is what I was lead to believe. There are no simulations happening behind the scenes, everything is static. The game is hardly an open world sandbox either. It seems to be a loose term that gets thrown around a lot these days. It's a sandbox world if all you had was the big open box without any of the sand in it to be shaped and sculpted by your hands. The game COULD be good, because the flying around, the skill system, the ships, the combat etc. feel good and are fun, but the content within the world is non-existant, unless you want to count repeating Kill X (Assassination and Rescue missions but both work the same. In rescue missions it means that you have to save an NPC ship, but so far they have served as reliable allies that help me take down the enemy ship faster rather than someone who needs help), Fetch Y (there is fetching and delivering cargo and serving as a taxi for VIP, but it works the same mechanically for either mission type so it's only different by name) and Repair Z (there's also Scanning anomalies as missions, but mechanically it works the exact same way as repairing so there is no real difference here either) missions as robustful content."

As I've stated prior to this, the game has potential, but you can't play potential, you can only play what's there and what's there is very surface, shallow, and repetitive IMO. So yeah, I feel you have a lot of damn gall to be asking for money for DLC for a game that's all style and no substance - particularly given how much you're asking for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 13:05 Cutter
 
Hahaha! Never gets old!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2015, 13:02 Cutter
 
I don't know what Zuck is high on but I'd like to try some myself.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 19, 2015, 12:58 Cutter
 
No, everyone laughs at it when they call it a sport. Even most sports are just hobbies.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 19, 2015, 12:57 Cutter
 
Yeah, it's amazing how powerful peer pressure can be. It's like watching lemmings in action. Do you think even 1% of those backers will even play it once?

 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2: Secrets of Aethera DLC Released
1. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2: Secrets of Aethera DLC Released Feb 19, 2015, 12:54 Cutter
 
Are you fucking kidding me? They have the gall to charge for this when the main game is just an empty shell? I managed to snag this game for $10 but I still feel like I was burned on it.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux
8. Re: Broken Age Act 2 in Beta, Due in Spring; Schafer on Molyneux Feb 19, 2015, 12:49 Cutter
 
So when other people do it they get sued or go to jail for fraud, but when game designers do it it's fine? Well if he's responsible and should be accountable then why isn't he? How should he be treated? 'Oh that nut! Petey was just being his usual whacky self you can't blame him for that! Let's just let bygones be bygones. Hell let's give him another pile of money to blow on coke and hookers just because!'
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Trailer
3. Re: Homeworld Remastered Trailer Feb 19, 2015, 12:43 Cutter
 
Higara. Home. Goddamn it's looking good. This game just oozes style. This is probably my favourite futuristic/modular style of ship design of any space game. It's how I envision spaceships too.

I remember that mission now, it was a motherfucker. I seem to recall rage-quitting on it more than once.
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News Comments > Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games
3. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 12:36 Cutter
 
Why the hell do kids need phones anyway? Just send them out to play. We were always outside, hide and go seek, street hockey, exploring, etc. It used to be our parents would have trouble getting us to come in. These kids don't need, nor should they have, phones. And even if they do, they don't to have faces glued to them 24/7. Stop being a friend to your kid and start being an actual parent.

 
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