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Description International jetsetter, wannabe porn star.
Grummkol (WoW), Shodan (AoC/Darkfall/QW/SWTOR/SC)
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Signed On May 9, 2000, 11:20
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News Comments > Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to "Next Adventure"
47. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 18:08 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Would be interesting to know what the general sales figures have been. Smashed sales records at release and it's been either in or near the top 10 bestsellers on steam ever since.
 
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News Comments > XCOM Shooter Getting Rebranded?
12. Re: XCOM Shooter Getting Rebranded? Mar 28, 2013, 09:02 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
I think Take2 were quite surprised by the reception of XCOM:enemy unknown when they released it, critics and players seemed to love it (majority of my friends picked it up).
They've managed to resurrect an old (and much loved) franchise without fucking it up (HAI SIMCITY), they don't need to be devaluing it by using its setting for yet another FPS.
Just give us more of the same TBS goodness please, maybe with a nautical theme (TERROR FROM THE DEEP!)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite
88. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 09:01:
So, should I wait for the GOTY edition or buy it now?

Buy it now and play it through before some cunt tells you what happens.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite
82. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite Mar 27, 2013, 08:47 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Just finished it.

Goddamn that was a fine game. A couple of minor quibbles, but honestly that's just nitpicking.
Just make sure you watch through the end of the credits when you complete the game.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock Infinite
61. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 26, 2013, 20:46 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 17:36:
Thanks Ray!

I gotta admit, I was going to skip this, but people are making it sound really awesome. I'll have to pick this up when I have some time. First I gotta finish Anno, Tropico 4 and Sleeping Dogs. And then I think Shadowrun will be out... This may become a Christmas Steam Sale title...

Creston

You don't finish Anno. You do the tutorials/deeper ocean missions and then you have fun in the continuous game!
(though I do recommend using a calculator such as http://anno2070.atspace.eu/ ).
BS3 does seem to be one of those rare games that's worth the full price.
If you're going to wait for the sales though try and avoid any spoilers or indepth reviews.
I'm usually one of those explore everywhere types but I've been skipping stuff just to find out what happens next as the story (and characters) are so captivating.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
52. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 23, 2013, 02:28 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 19:34:
netnerd85 wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 17:57:
Slick wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 17:26:
BF is the best FPS game on the market, and has been largely unchallenged for a very very long time.
Could not DISAGREE more.

Battlefield has become a complete joke.

Just out of curiosity, what's the best shooter, in your opinion?
For me, Quakeworld.

Aero/Basewalk. UltraViolence, Debello Quakero. Dm2-6. Threewave CTF. ikdm ,etc.
Nothing's come close since.



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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal
35. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 22, 2013, 18:46 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
http://www.kickstarter.com/profile/1242058835

Yeah I must admit did kind of go WTF?!?! when I checked on amazon payments how much I've given since the DA ks though........
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal
34. Re: Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal Mar 22, 2013, 18:37 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 18:19:
Yeah, I'd like to know how everyone gets paid. Is it a pool with base salary then points on additional sales? Who's getting paid what? I'm starting to get really of leery of backing well known designers who are already rich(ish).

I was in the same boat as you cutter, but at the end of the day the games I like to play aren't being made anymore. The big publishers just aren't interested in innovating or niche groups.
When the designers and teams who made the games that captivated me (and almost caused me to fail my BEng back in the day!), are asking for money to make those types of games again, i'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and will back them.
I may get burnt in the process, but come on, if theres a chance that I'm going to get another Ultima 7/PS:T/Wing Commander/Populous, I'm going to be all over that like flies on shite.
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Adds Chris Avellone Goal
24. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 22, 2013, 12:35 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Darks wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 12:05:
Kristian Joensen wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 11:21:
Darks wrote on Mar 22, 2013, 10:33:
Somehow, I seriously doubt that they will be using the funds from this game fully. When they sit here and defend that they we will be using the funds just for the game. That raises a red flag to me. And 700K to add Chris, I dont see it.

Are you high? There are several stretch goal in between the current funding level and the Chris Avellone stretch goal so they aren't spending even remotely near 700k on hiring Chris Avellone + a lot of the money is being spent on other things like art, animation, code, etc to go with his writing/design work.

So even the 150k between the prior stretch goal and the Chris Avellone stretch goal isn't Chris's fee. 150k USD more in pledges implies more Amazon and kickstarter fees and more used on rewards. So the budget of the game won't be increased by that full amount.

Excuse me for not believing you, but you sound like an advocate supporter or work for them. My feelings on Kick starters are there are no checks and balances on how they are using the money.

Just because someone puts up a KS page and says I need 1 Million to make this happen, does not mean that they are using all of that money to fund the project. Itís idiotic to even assume that they are using all of the money as they say they are.

Are you sure you are not one of their stretch goals?

It comes down to trust. Either you trust whoevers doing the kickstarter, or you don't. If you don't trust them, don't give them money.
Kickstarter is a risk, as Schafer said when he started the DA adventure KS, either the game will be great, or a spectacular failure. Personally I don't mind throwing some bucks at a chance to get a game that I want to play.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic X Legacy Announced
8. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 21, 2013, 16:43 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Hmmm, will be following this one. I did love the old m@m series. Though the reference to the one city makes me think da2. Then I cry a little on the inside....  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
19. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 21, 2013, 15:55 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Also after the SimCity farce I wonder how their pre-orders are doing.........  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Teaser Trailer
18. psychomoggiebagpuss@hotmail.com Mar 21, 2013, 15:52 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 14:26:
Wouldn't it be nice if they built this game around 64 player battles on big maps with all the toys on every map?

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News Comments > John Riccitiello Leaving EA
32. Re: John Riccitiello Leaving EA Mar 18, 2013, 18:05 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Minuit wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:23:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 16:52:
The real question is, how large of a golden parachute is he going to get? I would assume it'll be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Not only that, he gets his choice of Battlefield 3, Bejeweled 3, Dead Space 3, Mass Effect 3, Medal of Honor Warfighter, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Plants vs. Zombies or SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition.

All my 5's.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
77. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 18:01 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
In the UK you're covered by the sales of good act and distance selling regulations which gives you 7 days to get the refund regardless of what the eula states.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
19. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 19:41 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 13:47:
PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:46:
I see nothing about genetically engineering the human race into a rigid caste system?

Try Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

They really need to do another. That game is awesome.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
12. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 14:18 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:46:
I see nothing about genetically engineering the human race into a rigid caste system?

All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol, none of their defects.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update
3. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstart Update Mar 9, 2013, 14:33 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Awesome to see Mark Morgan doing the music.  
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News Comments > Lord British's Countdown
18. Re: Lord British's Countdown Mar 2, 2013, 23:04 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
The fellowship theme from u7 still takes me back to when I was playing them for the first time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eErSFN8MBmk&list=PLE19B66157B6B2C57&index=15

Got three roland synths on the desk for when I want to play u4/5/6/7 through dosbox, an mt-32, cm-64 and an sc-88.

U7 part 1 is still my favorite rpg of all time. I remember how pantwettingly awesome it was when you had a roland synth and a soundblaster.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers
26. Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers Feb 28, 2013, 14:04 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:38:
From what I've read, you aren't necessarily safe even in high security areas. And yeah, there appears to be a "you can never catch up" issue. At least in something like WoW -- you can start from scratch and in a couple of months be as geared as anyone else is for the most part...

You're not safe anywhere. In high-sec you can still get shot at. Admittedly the aggressor is going to get blown up by the SPACEPOLICE but they take time to get there. If there's enough people (or firepower) to take you down before that happens then you're going to get blown up. Of course if your attackers misjudged your tank or mess up then you can loot their ships and moonwalk out of there....
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers
25. Re: EVE Online Boasts 500K Subscribers Feb 28, 2013, 14:00 PsychoMoggieBagpuss
 
Don't fly what you can't afford to lose.
Been playing Eve since 2008. Also been in goonswarm (and it's various re-incarnations from when we forgot to pay the bills in delve), since then so my views skewed a certain way.
Never done any of that high sec mission pve stuff, just went off to null-sec and never looked back.
Plex is great. Pull off one big scam and that's it, never need to pay a sub. New players just days old selling non-existent capital ships to idiots and then buying game time and another (capital ship ready) character with their ill-gotten gains is just brilliant.
I can understand people being bored shitless if they're trying to play the game on their own, it's just not fun that way. Get in a good corp and never look back. Hell if your Billy NoMates just join eve-uni or something to get the hang of it, make some friends and then head off into the great unknown.
 
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