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News Comments > More Free Endless Space DLC Next Month
7. Re: More Free Endless Space DLC Next Month Oct 20, 2013, 00:05 Slashman
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 15:58:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 01:16:
Fifth? I haven't played since around launch, how much has the game changed since then? Anyone?

I came in to ask the exact same thing. Launch had promise but was deeply flawed and I just never went back.

The thing is that this is a difficult question to answer easily.

The core gameplay is the same as launch, but a lot of things have been added or expanded.

When you add in the Disharmony expansion, it is a huge list of stuff. Plus some of that stuff then got changed/added to in subsequent patches.

If your only experience is with the game at launch, then you're in for a big info dump if you jump in now. The experience is a lot better for sure.

Off the top of my head though: 1) New invasion mechanics(further enhanced by fighters/bombers)

2) Interface tweaks.

3) Diplomacy tweaks(some folks still want more expansion in this area)

4) Weapon overhaul. This is a big one. Weapons work differently and you should take the time to get to know the new system

5) Random events/exploration events. Some of these require tough choices.

6) Graphic enhancements to the galaxy map.

The list goes on. And I'm sure I missed some other stuff too.

Hope that helps a bit.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Oct 18, 2013, 10:42 Slashman
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 06:21:
Flak wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 01:59:
Cutter wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 00:44:
No they're not. Because as he put its childhood as we know it is only a few decades old and still not a reality for a lot of the planet anyway. Much as I hate the meme, this is really a "first world problems" puff piece.

Considering that many children in the western world only ~100 years ago were working in factories, I'd say video games are the least of people's concerns, they should probably pull their head out from their arses and take a look around at what else is going on in the world right now.

Ofcourse anyone with half a brain-cell knows that 8-10 hours of video gaming (or anything else for that matter) for a child would be destructive, but it just feels good to blame video games and pass off responsibility to something/someone that isn't the parents of the child in question, something modern parents seem to be awfully good at (video games, types of music/movies, junk food, etc..). You're the one who brought another life into this already overburdened world, do your god damn job and stop blaming other people for your failures as a parent.

Glad I'm not the only one that feels this way.

The problem is that it only makes a difference when the parents of the children who are being raised incorrectly feel this way.

I've had a father tell me that he works to too had to spend time bothering what his daughter is doing on her PC in her room. It keeps her occupied, and that's what is important. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > 2K Marin Layoffs
1. Re: 2K Marin Layoffs Oct 18, 2013, 09:01 Slashman
 
Damn...PR BS speeches from companies who just fired a bunch of staff just makes my skin crawl.

I'd be happier if they just said: 'Yeah, we let a bunch of staff go. Yeah, it's gonna suck for them but too bad. The higher ups still have their Ferraris, so everything is cool.'

Or at least say SOMETHNG that doesn't sound like this was some brilliant tactical maneuver that you had planned all along.

This last part especially: 'Our goal to create world-class video game titles remains unchanged.'

You're a friggin' game studio. What OTHER goal would you possibly have? Making world-class donuts?
 
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News Comments > Arkham Games Ditch GFWL
19. Re: Arkham Games Ditch GFWL Oct 17, 2013, 23:08 Slashman
 
Awesome additional fact: Both my Arkham games are now GOTY. I have city with all the extra DLC whereas I just had the base game before!!!  
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News Comments > Thief Dropping XP System
7. Re: Thief Dropping XP System Oct 17, 2013, 09:44 Slashman
 
gray wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 09:05:
More back-scrabbling, seems to be very common these days (180/SimCity). I'm not confident it will be enough though, the core design seems to be fundamentally off with this one. All they had to do was make the same damn game, so sad.

No they didn't have to make the same game. But that doesn't mean they had to make some kind of action/superhero game. Thief - Arkham City of Origins isn't what the the franchise needed to turn into.

We already have Dishonored.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
20. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs Oct 15, 2013, 17:16 Slashman
 
Gonna hold off celebrating until I'm assured that combat is something more than a horrible snoozefest that looks like it was designed by a half-drunk, blind man with narcolepsy.  
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News Comments > The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Revealed
8. Re: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Revealed Oct 15, 2013, 00:11 Slashman
 
nin wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 12:21:
El Pit wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 09:44:
The third movie was not as good as its brilliant predecessors (especially Spider-Man 2), but still better than the mess the reboot is. So it would have been worth every penny to get Raimi on board for Spidey 4 (which was already in preproduction when the producers decided to reboot it altogether).

As bad as the reboot was, I still thought 3 was the worst - I nearly walked out of the theater when the Evil Tobey Dance Number started up.

But I agree, 2 was the best. I'd go so far as to say maybe the best super hero movie, at least until Dark Knight came along.



Totally agree. They tried to cram 2.5 movies worth of stuff into one movie and on top of that, the whole Venom and Black Suit Spidey story was way out of whack.

The black suit never made Peter Parker into an evil version of himself. The problem was that it made him too much Spiderman. So much so that even when he was sleeping, it would animate his body and take him out crime fighting.

In any case, they could have used that third movie just to wrap up the Goblin story-line and I think it would have been fine without 2 additional villains. One of which, no one cared about anyway. Sandman? Really?
 
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
40. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 14, 2013, 10:24 Slashman
 
DanteUK wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 07:47:
I've played a number of games, mostly from id Software as they did native Linux ports but recently I've been playing games using 'wine'. It's tricky to make it work and it's not perfect but then last time I played a game on Windows 7 I got a few random crashes and a hung machine ( Skyrim, I'm looking at you ).

Skyrim has never crashed on my Win 7 system apart from me badly installing some mods and as a sign that my motherboard was finally giving up the ghost. Considering that I run no less than 28 mods, I'd say that it's very unlikely that Skyrim was the issue.

I hear my wife and kids and colleagues at work all complaining about Windows 8 and Windows 7 crashes / hangs / slowness / general issues, this hasn't changed in forever. I like saying "I don't have that problem, I don't run Windows!" - That doesn't mean I don't have problems, Linux is software, therefore it's not perfect, but it's harder to complain about something that's free ( and don't make that point that time is not free so time solving problems = cost - I spend no more time with problems on my Linux machines than an average Windows user! ).

Most people who have problems with Windows 7 systems, are responsible for their own issues. Bad surfing habits. Installing every program without ever looking at install options(hey...let everything run at startup even if you'll never use it! Totally makes your system speedier!)

I've been using my current Win7 installation for years. It's just as fast as ever and I've moved it across at least 3 generations of hardware. I do minimal maintenance apart from a weekly deep malware scan(which never finds anything because I don't install crap), registry clean and general system cleanup.

Linux is just not suited for your average user. I don't think it ever really will be unless it is a very controlled experience. And then you are back to a console kind of setup.

So my final comment is simple, if you guys like paying M$ for their OS and like paying for lots of Commercial Software then keep ignoring Open Source. Linux and Open Source software is everywhere and doing very nicely thank you.

The problem is that the experience is different on each OS. And for most people, not comparable or comfortable enough to be worth the switch.

For me, as a gamer, it certainly isn't worth it. As a tech, I can run either one but I really don't feel the urge to try to wrangle a Linux box into a workable gaming box. The payoff just isn't worth the effort.
 
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
30. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 13, 2013, 21:13 Slashman
 
Dev wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 19:21:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 14:47:
I am sure all five of those who use Linux as a gaming platform would be willing to hand over the money require to make a AAA title be Linux-compatible right out of the gate.

I kid. I kid.
You may think you kid but you are actually correct.
You ever look at the humble bundle numbers? Linux users average a higher donation the mac or windows users, though they do have a vastly smaller number of purchases.

That IS always the case. Thought I was the only one noticing that...
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Space Wolves Plans
6. Re: Space Hulk: Space Wolves Plans Oct 11, 2013, 16:37 Slashman
 
Prez wrote on Oct 11, 2013, 15:11:
Despite the lukewarm reviews this received I am still interested in it. The developers have been working hard to make it better since release so that's good.

I have read several reviews. I think a lot of the negative is due to the fact that it's like the board-game(you know...the thing they were actually trying for), as well as many QoL issues. Nothing I read ever made me not interested in getting it.

The fact that it has gotten so much post-launch support makes me feel much better about picking it at some point in the future when I don't have a gajillion games in my backlog. I'm going to create a new Steam library category just for backlog games actually...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $21 Million
8. Re: Star Citizen Passes $21 Million Oct 8, 2013, 20:34 Slashman
 
One asshat on the Egosoft forums was proud to announce that he went in at the $5000 tier. When I remarked that maybe he should have given that to charity or something, he accused me of 'not knowing how to make money' and that 5K was barely a night on the town.

This was all part of his protest of Rebirth being a Steamworks game. They are out there and they are Ucrazy
 
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News Comments > Dungeon Defenders II Dropping MOBA Play
4. Re: Dungeon Defenders II Dropping MOBA Play Oct 8, 2013, 14:56 Slashman
 
I'm sorry but they get no credit for this move from me.

Who the hell asked them to make a MOBA in the first place? It certainly wasn't the fans, so why would you even begin to expend development resources on something like that?

What is worse is calling it Dungeon Defenders 2. I mean...seriously?

It's like: 'Hey guys, we made a really successful tower defense game that was enjoyed across all platforms. Let's just crap all over that and jump on the Dota bandwagon!!!'
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Free Campaign Released
14. Re: Space Hulk Free Campaign Released Oct 8, 2013, 00:18 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 19:31:
El Pit wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 12:39:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 10:54:
InBlack wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 09:48:
What I would give for a proper Space Hulk sequel or even a remake/reimagining. A proper PC game though, like the first Space Hulk.

Yeah. Screw this boring turn-based crap. >:\

Turn-based strategy > real-time twitch

That's why I love SupCom. Can turn the speed down, have a few beers and not be completely overrun.

You can turn the speed down on most RTS games.

The issue is that in multiplayer, no one wants to run on normal speed. It's always blitz blitz blitz. Most RTS games are quite manageable on default or normal speeds.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 7, 2013, 22:06 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 10:53:
Slashman wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 09:00:
Wow. Still no Shadow Warrior up there. I am really disappointed and kinda surprised. I guess they didn't give it enough publicity...

It's a great game though.

I'm sure it is, but I'm not spending 40 bucks on it.

Why would you have to?

I got two -10% coupons dropped in my Steam inventory for it and along with the -15% preorder discount, I didn't spend $40 on it either.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Free Campaign Released
8. Re: Space Hulk Free Campaign Released Oct 7, 2013, 13:08 Slashman
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 12:39:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 10:54:
InBlack wrote on Oct 7, 2013, 09:48:
What I would give for a proper Space Hulk sequel or even a remake/reimagining. A proper PC game though, like the first Space Hulk.

Yeah. Screw this boring turn-based crap. >:\

Turn-based strategy > real-time twitch

Why? Seriously.

I play turn based games and I play real time strategy games. I even like games that combine the 2. Like Total War and Sword of the Stars.

So why is one better apart from personal preference?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 7, 2013, 09:00 Slashman
 
Wow. Still no Shadow Warrior up there. I am really disappointed and kinda surprised. I guess they didn't give it enough publicity...

It's a great game though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 6, 2013, 23:14 Slashman
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 22:00:
Prez wrote on Oct 6, 2013, 20:38:
... It's more XCOM; what could possibly go wrong?

Goddammit! Why did you have to go and do that? No you jinxed it!

You know why Duke Nukem FOrever turned out disappointing don't you? Before it shipped someone said "It's more Duke Nukem; what could possibly go wrong?"

Eh, after ten+ years of hype, I think any game would turn out disappointing. DNF wasn't great but it's not nearly as bad as everyone claims. It was a 7/10.

Isn't that a bit generous? I have a friend who played it. He was a fan of the original. Thought it was maybe 5.5 - 6.

Was it really that enjoyable?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Oct 5, 2013, 09:26 Slashman
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 06:58:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 05:21:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 14:20:
Slashman wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 09:06:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:42:
nin wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:40:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:18:
InBlack wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 03:35:
Cant wait for Enemy within....ohhhh gimme that XCOM goodness....

Enemy Unknown was mediocre at best. It certainly wasn't worth full price.

Are you referring to the pc version, or the crappy ios game? Because yours is the first negative comment I've heard about the pc version. It wasn't perfect, and had its flaws, but people loved it.


PC version. And my comment wasn't necessarily negative, it just wasn't positive.

I payed full price and found the game to be very repetitive and easy (my 2 snipers were annihilating all aliens towards the end of the game). Had I gotten it at 50% off I may feel differently.

And you played on the hardest difficulty on Ironman right?

I'll hold off on believing you just breezed through the whole game losing no soldiers and no countries on your first playthrough.

No, I didn't. I played on Normal and would have happily went to hard if the first play through wasn't so incredibly repetitive.

You can't really complain about difficulty if you aren't playing on the highest difficulty.

This is Bluesnews. I can complain about anything I want.

Just because you love the game doesn't mean my opinion is invalid. It is damn repetitive and simple once you learn the underlying mechanics (which should happen very quickly). Increasing the difficulty will in no way resolve these combined issues.

Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean it's grounded in fact either.

Many people who liked the original Xcom also liked this remake. It sold well and was reviewed and regarded as a decent game. Not perfect, but decent.

It's mechanics aren't vastly different from the original Xcom. So unless you came in looking for a different type of game, I'm not sure what the issue is.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Oct 4, 2013, 09:06 Slashman
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:42:
nin wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:40:
Fibrocyte wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 08:18:
InBlack wrote on Oct 4, 2013, 03:35:
Cant wait for Enemy within....ohhhh gimme that XCOM goodness....

Enemy Unknown was mediocre at best. It certainly wasn't worth full price.

Are you referring to the pc version, or the crappy ios game? Because yours is the first negative comment I've heard about the pc version. It wasn't perfect, and had its flaws, but people loved it.


PC version. And my comment wasn't necessarily negative, it just wasn't positive.

I payed full price and found the game to be very repetitive and easy (my 2 snipers were annihilating all aliens towards the end of the game). Had I gotten it at 50% off I may feel differently.

And you played on the hardest difficulty on Ironman right?

I'll hold off on believing you just breezed through the whole game losing no soldiers and no countries on your first playthrough.
 
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News Comments > Terraria 2 Plans
10. Re: Terraria 2 Plans Oct 4, 2013, 09:01 Slashman
 
Can we please have it be 3d this time?

I'm full up on retro 2d games. The prospect of a 3d Terraria is really appealing.
 
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