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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed Dec 27, 2012, 12:51 Slashman
 
Overon wrote on Dec 27, 2012, 02:01:
I have a novel idea, rather than speculating on why women don't go to LAN parties, I think it would be better to ask them in an environment where they can say what they really think freely without fear or intimidation or any other social pressure.

Why don't you enlighten me on what you think the reasons are.

Personally I am way less interested in the fact that none of them wanted to participate at a LAN party than I am in the fact that they still don't play those games in the privacy of their own homes. So I'd say it has way less to do with social pressure than a general lack of interest in hardcore gaming.
 
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News Comments > A Valley Without Wind 2 Presale Deal
9. Re: A Valley Without Wind 2 Presale Deal Dec 27, 2012, 02:00 Slashman
 
Why anyone would make a game like this a 2D side scroller is beyond me.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Dec 26, 2012, 21:29 Slashman
 
You know what I find funny?

In all these articles, people are only ever referencing Halo, COD or Gears of War.

I've yet to see complaints of sexism in reference to Civilization, Skyrim, Fallout, Homeworld, Portal, Torchlight 2, Sword of the Stars or any game that's deeper than the latest fragfest.

If you're trying to run with a crowd made up almost entirely of teenaged/pre-pubescent boys who have just discovered the anonymity of the internet, what exactly are you expecting?

I've been in the forums and in communities for countless games where I've never seen any of that. And guess what? I've seen almost no women trying to be part of those communities.

It's like going to a strip club and complaining that the patrons aren't shocked and appalled to find women with no clothes on dancing on stage.

I've run LAN parties and tournaments where women were invited and welcomed to participate. And I sure as hell would have kicked out anyone who got out of line. You know what? Most women just aren't interested in playing hardcore games(sexist content or not). Not a one ever experessed an interest in Starcraft, C&C Generals, Unreal Tournament or any games that were being played. Not even when encouraged by their boyfriends or husbands.

On the other hand, I've lost count of the number of times some woman gets a hint that I'm a computer tech and wants me to help her get The Sims to work on her computer.

I'm tired of people setting up these stupid arguments. 'Boohoo, the Halo crowd are a bunch of jerks.' Well yeah, have you tried playing something else? Is every gaming community made up of immature jerks?

There are countless games out there that are just that: Great games. Seems like no one is interested in talking about those though.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
21. Re: On Sale Dec 25, 2012, 18:54 Slashman
 
Someone gift me Evochron Mercenary!! It only got down to 40% off

To folks who are on the fence about it, Endless Space has had a lot of improvements since release. Including AI upgrades...so it is worth a look at $10.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 23, 2012, 18:11 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 16:24:
Too bad Xcom didn't make the list. It was on sale too. I hope it is still selling well.

I was only a small percentage off though, unlikely to be able to compete with things that are very heavily discounted.
 
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News Comments > Project GODUS Funded
3. Re: Project GODUS Funded Dec 22, 2012, 12:39 Slashman
 
Blahman wrote on Dec 22, 2012, 12:37:
Dmitri_M wrote on Dec 22, 2012, 12:31:
That this got funded is truly a sign of just how spineless gamers are.

Explain.

Seriously. I want to hear the explanation too. Because I think it took guts on the part of gamers to fund something by such a seriously deluded individual just because he made a few good games in the past.
 
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News Comments > THQ Files for Chapter 11; Plans Sale
35. Re: THQ Files for Chapter 11; Plans Sale Dec 19, 2012, 19:18 Slashman
 
Dev wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 19:13:
Beamer wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 16:31:
Do the execs want to get paid for doing a good job here? Yes. Yes they do. But they're not dumb enough to take money out of the coffers when they're struggling to stay alive at a time that they know that being bought out will mean even more money for them.
And yet, thats pretty much exactly what the Caen bros did with Interplay's corpse. Essentially, they got more in bonuses than fallout online got in dev funds during the years they pretended to do something with it, so they wouldn't forfeit the IP to beth per the contract. I checked Interplay's financial statements for those years, and that was pretty obvious.

If they had instead used all that money to do actual substantial development, they might have had a leg to stand on and keep the MMO IP, and perhaps even get it released and made money off of it.

Now I doubt anything like that will happen with THQ, but my point is, greed can be very stupid and outweigh any logical thought.

Dude...he totally needed that third Ferrari!!
 
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News Comments > THQ Files for Chapter 11; Plans Sale
24. Re: THQ Files for Chapter 11; Plans Sale Dec 19, 2012, 17:19 Slashman
 
zombiefan wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 17:09:
WOOHOO!!! Champagne for everyone! Kiss my ass, THQ.

(passes around cigars)

Huh? Headscratch
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Patched
3. Re: MechWarrior Online Patched Dec 19, 2012, 01:04 Slashman
 
So is it officially released or still in beta??  
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News Comments > The Secret World Subscriptions Now Optional
6. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 12, 2012, 11:39 Slashman
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 11:31:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 12, 2012, 11:20:
The problem being without a demo or trial people will still not ever buy it.

I think that is still a very valid point. It's still $30 to try, BtP has that barrier, where FtP does not. Both will try to sell you stuff in their crap shops no matter. So imo if you want the masses to try it FtP is more inviting.

So how does Guild Wars 2 work again?
 
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
45. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 9, 2012, 20:34 Slashman
 
Prez wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 20:16:
Trevellian wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 19:41:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 9, 2012, 16:50:
If it makes PC gaming easier for the masses I'm for it.

Though I would argue that PC gaming is already pretty damn easy these days.

Please no. I'd appreciate if the Brotards stuck to their console COD slop and left the PC gaming to intelligent people.

"Here we see the curious, solitary animal known as the "PC Elitist" in a web forum, its natural habitat! Look how he encircles his prey with insults and silly, baseless arrogance before he pounces! This is amazing!"

Too bad you can't type in an Australian accent - it would have given it a more authentic nature show feel.

Good one!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3: Painful Memories
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Max Payne 3: Painful Memories Dec 5, 2012, 11:55 Slashman
 
TheBigVlad wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 10:28:
I know there's not a lot of love for this game here but I absolutely loved it. For me the issues with the frequent cutscenes and stylistic presentation were drowned out by how engaged I was in the story. I also admit I'm a little biased since the first two games were some of my favorites of all time, so getting to play as Max again really satisfied my nostalgia. Haven't touched multiplayer though.

I think that's the point here.

I love the single player part of it. Max Payne was built on that. The fact that no DLC is anything other than MP is really odd in my mind.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2012, 13:46 Slashman
 
Lobster wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 13:37:
Most game companies have that kind of zeal and put in that kind of effort. They just call it "alpha testing" and do it before the game comes out.

Most game companies do not update and support a game 5 years after it comes out. Which is what they also did for SoTS1.

I'm not excusing the bad launch at all, but most game companies would simply cut and run after a launch like that. Take a look at Legends of Pegasus and Novacore.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC Dec 3, 2012, 13:28 Slashman
 
I waited for the all clear and was going to fire it up, then got distracted by my stupidly long Steam backlog.

I then heard about the expansion and decided to wait for it.

I finally fired it up this weekend and I have to say I'm impressed.

I really enjoyed my time with it. Granted I'm still a newb and learning the game, but I like what I have seen so far.

If this gets the same level of committment that SoTS1 got, then it is an investment worth making. Even now I think it's worth the price.

Also, the download was really small because they have been sneaking the content in with previous patches.
 
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News Comments > Endless Space Free Weekend
6. Re: Endless Space Free Weekend Nov 30, 2012, 07:12 Slashman
 
They have been patching and enhancing the game ever since it came out.

They just released the second of 3 free add-ons. Go to the forums and look at the patch notes.

The game has come a long way.

Combat, while not changed, has been balanced and tweaked a bit. The AI is a bit better at building ships and no longer gets economic and research boons unless you are playing at very high difficulty.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Video Diary
20. Re: Elite: Dangerous Video Diary Nov 25, 2012, 19:47 Slashman
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 18:31:
dj LiTh wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 17:24:
Also i must say, limit theories in game video looks a hell of a lot better than staring at the same asteroid spammed 10,000 times in the above vid

Agreed. If there's a project with the potential of becoming the next Elite-type game is Limit Theory. It has the potential of becoming something really awesome.

His video really impressed me. And it's something I'm liable to back way before I even think about backing Star Citizen. If he pulls off the procedurally generated universe along with the NPCs working the way he says they will, I'll take it in a split second.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Video Diary
14. Re: Elite: Dangerous Video Diary Nov 25, 2012, 17:09 Slashman
 
Anyone here think Limit Theory will be any good?

It's a one man game...but it looks like it could be interesting.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 11:56 Slashman
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 10:24:
Cliffski is a piece of scum whos days in the gaming industry are OVER. Its 2012 Cliffski, time for your ancient ideas to ride off into the sunset.

Cliffski is NOT Cliffy B. This is not the guy from Epic. This is the guy who made Gratuitous Space Battles.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Nov 24, 2012, 19:06 Slashman
 
I haven't looked at Elite: Dangerous too closely, but Star Citizen is a definite point of worry for me. I really dislike people paying to get better stuff in a playing field that should be level.

That is the major reason I won't back Star Citizen and won't buy it until it is out and reviewed properly.

Having said all that, I don't know of many kickstarters which offered major in-game advantages for higher tiers. Maybe I missed a few, but none really come to mind.
 
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News Comments > Eurocom Layoffs
10. Re: Eurocom Layoffs Nov 24, 2012, 13:02 Slashman
 
There's a decline in demand for console games???  
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