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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2014, 09:56 InBlack
 
While the Clash were certainly an influental and great band (by punk standards: the best bend ever) I for one really can't compare them to the Beatles. Say what you will about the 'fake' beatlemania but the Beatles were truly the first planetary popular band and this was waaaay before the music industry discovered it didnt need good music to sell records. They truly made some fucking incredible music.  
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News Comments > Blizzard AMA Today
1. Re: Blizzard AMA Today Dec 15, 2014, 09:52 InBlack
 
Why did you fuck up Diablo you bastards?  
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News Comments > Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App
5. Re: Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App Dec 15, 2014, 09:51 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 09:48:
Axis wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 09:42:
More useless bloat in their OS... as expected.

On this we are in full agreement.

Microsoft's treatment of PC gaming over the years is one of the biggest missed opportunities I've seen and its all the more glaring because its on their own turf.

Or it could also be seen as the biggest success of the Xbox division within Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2014, 08:59 InBlack
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 08:42:
Those analogies are flawed

Quinn wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 08:08:
while The Witcher gives a form of immersion similar to reading a good book.
High budget AAA titles provide immersion in the same way a hollywood blockbuster does. Visually. Loads of luscious visuals. You're immersed superficially.

Quinn wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 08:08:
Dwarf Fortress gives a form of immersion similar to doing a jigzaw puzzle

Dwarf Fortress requires a level of imagination to enjoy. The systems and control you have go beyond what you can experience with a closed world dominated by high end but mostly static visuals. The systems can transcend what amounts to walking around inside a menagerie of pretty things.

The majority of recently released titles that flaunt immersion are really just FPS titles with stats and scripted events. Whether it's Watchdogs, GTA or Skyrim.

Graphics are the safest route to "immersion". But for some it's a shallow immersion. Immersion that starts from the gameplay design up that isn't limited to FPS/third person adventure gameplay goes beyond most of the AAA output at the moment.

Well said.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2014, 08:32 InBlack
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 08:08:
What you are talking about is immersion for sure, but not the kind of immersion I'm talking about. I think it's comparable with doing a jigsaw puzzle and reading a good book. Dwarf Fortress gives a form of immersion similar to doing a jigzaw puzzle while The Witcher gives a form of immersion similar to reading a good book. I only care for the latter form. It's literally the one and only reason I play games.

You might not like Dwarf Fortress (and I dont either) but that doesnt mean that some people dont find it immersive. They might grow attached to their little dwarves, they might even imagine a huge setting in which their fortress resides, and even invent a back story for themselves and make up their own story. Its all down to imagination and how well the game is crafted. For them Dwarf fortress IS like reading a good book.

Anyway my point is that without good gameplay elements and an accessible UI a game can VERY EASILY break any and all immersion. It doesnt matter if the game is an indy, or a triple-A title.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 15, 2014, 06:04 InBlack
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 05:43:
Steele Johnson wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 20:12:
Quinn wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 18:28:
My god Steam is becoming a fucking mess. Indie & early-access & Free To Play garbage everywhere I look. I personally don't upgrade my PC for 1200,- every 3 years to play that weird arcady shite. Immersion, man. Some quality RPG stuff. No sidescrollers or random generating maps crap. Hate to see this becoming the new PC thang.

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(seriously, open your Steam app on your smartphone right now and feel where I'm coming from)

83 hours into DA:I and still got 3 huge areas to explore. Loving it. Can't wait for The Witcher 3 either. Luckily not all devs resort to the low-effort-big-cash-in shite Steam is swamped with these days.

Weird. I feel like you're me. Same feeling about Steam and I'm at the same point in DA:I as you and loving it. Weird.

Somehow read over this post last night (it was 4AM :P). Feels good to see I'm not the only one who feels this way about Steam! Funny how I'm stepping on people's toes here, obviously. Obviously, we can all have our opinions as long as it's not in conflict with others.

I just hate these half-arsed, simple games -- and for the record, I'm comparing it to stuff like DA:I, The Witcher, Wolfenstein, Skyrim etc. There's PC gamers here who act like this and that relatively simple indie-game is their wet dream come true, yet try their hardest to bitch about everything a big fish releases simply because it "can take the beating" (learned that much from earlier threads). Silly. There's this little and maybe irrational fear inside me other devs will catch wind of this thang going on, and maybe in a few years all we have is Wastelands, Dungeon Defenders and side-scrolling survival sims. While all these kinda games are fun in their own way, there's one thing they can't deliver and that's immersion, which is why they leave me as cold as ice.

Dont worry Quinn, the thing that has driven game development for the past ten years or so was profit. The big AAA houses will always play it safe, so your large 'immersive' games are safe as houses.

I love immersive games, but my definition of what makes a game good or immersive seems to be much more different than yours. I for one expect a functional UI and gameplay elements that will allow myself to experience the game fully and not get frustrated or bored. A game becomes immersive when I forget that Im playing a game. A badly designed UI or a horrible console port breaks down that illusion pretty quickly in my case.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2014, 02:52 InBlack
 
NASA getting a 2% increase in funding! 2% Holy shit, lets break open the blow and call some hookers, wooohoooO!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: honking their horn Dec 15, 2014, 02:50 InBlack
 
Prez wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 06:46:
People are such self-centered, inconsiderate assholes. I have 7 dogs and I fall over myself naking sure they do not bark and bother my neighbors, meanwhile all my neighbors leave their dogs out to bark incessantly at 6am on a Sunday.

7 dogs? 7? You a fan of Snow White or what?
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile PvP Update
16. Re: Path of Exile PvP Update Dec 15, 2014, 02:38 InBlack
 
...as opposed to Diablo III, which failed to deliver on promised PvP features upon launch, and has not substantially lived up to this commitment since then...

Damn you Blizzard. You created and then you destroyed my favorite game franchise of all time.
 
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News Comments > FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
20. Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 13, 2014, 04:15 InBlack
 
Creston wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 22:03:
dsmart wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 21:57:
So, I hear some of you are kicking yourselves for bitching at me when I said I wanted to make FS3 few years back?

Heh. The thing isn't, Derek, that we don't want FS3 to be made. It's that there's little trust that you would do it justice. You've made interesting games, to be sure, and I'll leave aside the whole broohaha about how broken they are that always follows them, but they also tend to be a bit of a "all that and the kitchen sink too!" variety. Kinda like SC, really.

FS, as you well know, is nothing like that. It's about the pure, smooth-as-silk art of dogfighting in space, and the sheer mind-blowing awe you feel when you first see just how fucking BIG those enemy cap ships are. Without it, it wouldn't be FS. And people just don't think you can deliver on that.

In any case, like I already said before, why bother with the IP? It's the most generic sci-fi tripe imaginable. Write some new fiction, make FS3, call it "Free in Space" and blammo.



I dunno I never felt it was generic. Perhaps during the early parts of the first game it felt like a rip on Wing Commander, but the game's universe and story grew on you. Not to mention the sexy ships and the incomprehensible truly alien antagonists. FS2 especially is hailed as one of the best space 'sims' ever made, despite the dissapointing sales. It would be a shame to let the IP go to waste, especially if someone like Volition would be on board for another go at it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 10:03 InBlack
 
Damn those mysgonystic bastards for including women and even *gasp* prostitutes in my open world game!

Now excuse me while I go and mow down some cops with my submachine gun.

 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
6. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 09:52 InBlack
 
Dupe the Zod man! Its teh shiiit!!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 09:22 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 09:16:
Here we go again Rolleyes

Yeah jesus. Has no one heard of artistic license? Why are people so fucking ridiculously stupid?? First it was the music industry and channeling Satan through hard rock and heavy metal, now its this shit....
 
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News Comments > FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
1. Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 12, 2014, 09:18 InBlack
 
Why isnt anyone actively pursuing a sequel to "Freespace2"? With the recent resurgence of interest in space games in general, especially space flight sims, and with everyone concentrating of open world games, or MMOs (CR gimme Foundry42 and the rest be dammned goddamnit) I would be eager to see Volition going back to their roots and doing one. Who owns the licence for this IP?  
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News Comments > EA/gamigo Deal
7. Re: EA/gamigo Deal Dec 12, 2014, 04:13 InBlack
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 10:29:
InBlack wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 09:56:
LanikTnt wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 09:35:
Man, you guys really hate an optional inanimate software program that intends no harm to anyone.

I dont hate Origins. I just hate that its an exclusive EA store/drm platform in one package. If Origins had a wider choice of overlapping games from different publishers I would even consider it as an alternative to Steam. Since this is EA we are talking about: NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

OK, this might be a regional thing or whatever but I (Europe) could easily buy lots of 3rd party games from Origin like ACU, AC4, FarCry 4, Wasteland 2, Tomb Raider, EVE Online, Watch Dogs, Bound by Flame, Blackguards, some Splinter Cell games, Remember Me, Metro 2033 and Last Light, Resident Evil Revelations, Hitman Absolution, Saint's Row, Euro Truck Simulator, Darksiders 2, The Secret World, you know... I think by now it should be clear that they do not only carry the EA catalogue .

Well, this is news to me. Seems like one of my major points of grief with Origins has been sort of addressed. Thanks for that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2014, 03:26 InBlack
 
NewMaxx wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 23:21:
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 17:45:
I'm more worried about the people who are both aware & perfectly ok with it.

This is more or less what I once told a friend of mine when he showed disgust at people voting a certain way during an election because of their beliefs. I told him that those people aren't the problem, rather the biggest danger is people who really believe they are doing the right thing and that they are smarter than (and thus more capable of representing) other people. I'd rather risk a righteous person than a righteous person with hubris. What I was politely saying is that he was acting like one of those latter people, but it went over his head.

I consider myself an amateur historian these days and trying to explain even basic concepts to the average person is difficult. Trying to explain it to someone intelligent who also thinks they know better or, worse, someone who doesn't care, is significantly more troublesome.

The problem is, that this is ingrained in pretty much everyone. People are egoistcal bastarads. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Community Warfare Beta
9. Re: MechWarrior Online Community Warfare Beta Dec 12, 2014, 02:23 InBlack
 
Kelbor wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 21:44:
Actually, all of you who tried it out years ago should give it a second chance. The developer and publisher split up this summer and lot have changed for the better sense then. Is it a grind at times? Yes, but what MMO does not have some grinding to it. Community warfare is the bigger picture game the player base has been waiting for for years.

If you like the mechwarrior concept, try it again. There's nothing to loose but a little time and maybe you find some mech junkie friends along the way.

They had their chance. I played this game quite religiously back in teh day. Once they started selling snake oil I gave up. This was supposed to be released two years ago. Fuck em.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Patch & Free DLC Released
11. Re: X Rebirth Patch & Free DLC Released Dec 12, 2014, 02:21 InBlack
 
I dont think anyone cant see through why they are releasing it for free UNTIL the 15th of Dec. I wonder if anyone gives a shit though?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2014, 10:05 InBlack
 
Also no one else finds it the least bit suspicious that the price of crude has gone down, and stayed down at exactly the right time to hurt the russian economy (who's economy relies on oil and earth gas production to a HUGE extent) when it will hurt the most, in winter?

I dont subscribe to conspiracy theories, but OPEC never had a problem gouging the rest of the world with its exobirant oil prices for the past 10-15 years and suddenly crude is dirt cheap??
 
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News Comments > EA/gamigo Deal
3. Re: EA/gamigo Deal Dec 11, 2014, 09:56 InBlack
 
LanikTnt wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 09:35:
Man, you guys really hate an optional inanimate software program that intends no harm to anyone.

I dont hate Origins. I just hate that its an exclusive EA store/drm platform in one package. If Origins had a wider choice of overlapping games from different publishers I would even consider it as an alternative to Steam. Since this is EA we are talking about: NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!

I dont like EA's business practices, I dislike what they are doing to PC gaming in the grand scheme of things, and all of this is apparent in their marketing and in their game design. Origin is a small and vital part of that and Im not gonna support it if I can help it.
 
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