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News Comments > THQ TM to Return
8. Re: THQ TM to Return Jun 13, 2014, 15:19 Slashman
 
THQ published more than its share of decent games.

It was just really badly managed. If I had a choice, I'd still take them over Activision any day of the week.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Steam Details
34. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Steam Details Jun 12, 2014, 19:55 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 18:17:
Kosumo wrote on Jun 12, 2014, 18:01:
Can you Americans hurry up and finish your summer already, go on, move your fall forward, you know you want too!

After the winter we had in NA? No chance in hell! Much as I want this I'm more than content for fall to be delayed as long as possible this year. We're still thawing out and need the heat!

What's this winter you speak of? Must be something we don't get here in the Caribbean. Evilgrin
 
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News Comments > Dreadnought Announced
14. Re: Dreadnought Announced Jun 10, 2014, 18:41 Slashman
 
F2P makes it slip way, way, way down on my list though.

Generally means there is no decent single player campaign gameplay, plus you don't get good stuff without grinding or paying.
 
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Announced
9. Re: Dead Island 2 Announced Jun 10, 2014, 09:51 Slashman
 
My only real issue with the first is the lack of a proper death penalty.

Your guy/girl just gets back up and carries on like nothing happened and loses some cash...really? Not even some kind of stat penalty? (Even a temporary penalty would make sense.)
 
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News Comments > WildStar Head Start Underway
31. Re: WildStar Head Start Underway Jun 2, 2014, 13:05 Slashman
 
Sempai wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 09:55:
PHJF wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 07:54:
Does it do anything new? No. Who cares?

Everybody cares? Which is why this like countless products before it will fail in short order?

Yeah, that's why Blizzard has made an entire career doing this very thing. Nothing new, and doing it well.

Maybe you should consider getting off your lawn chair, and taking the red pill and wake up. Or have you become so old and jaded, you just prefer to bitch about everything video games, and not enjoy one of them?

Yeah! That's why there are so many successful MMOs out there using the WoW formula...oh wait!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
56. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 13:16 Slashman
 
harlock wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 12:47:
Prez wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 12:36:
Blaming videogames for anything more than following the big boys is retarded.

but but but! it makes you look like a "good guy" that is caring and considerate and sensitive to the feelings of others! a rebel against the fascist patriarchy!

fight the power!

That's what I was talking about in my earlier post when I mentioned the dishonest nature of some of these 'champions'.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
50. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 11:35 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2014, 04:41:
Can you provide some examples? Sarkeesian, for example, while being a bit over the top, doesn't seem dishonest or have hidden agendas. Everything is up front, even if some of her examples are outdated.

Take a look at some of the male journalists who claim to be appalled by the sexism in games. Then look at their past reviews and realize that none of them mention this problem that they claim is so prevalent it makes them not want to play these games. There are too many people who are just parroting the PC line to pad their views/clicks/hits etc.

How do you know they aren't? WoW for example, seems to have plenty of women, and while not completely free of negative female stereotypes, also presents strong female characters.

Women have always flocked to MMOs. From back in the first days of Everquest this has been the case. I, however, have seen little no no evidence that there is a huge community of women waiting to play many of the games being criticized if only they had less sexism.

The fact is that few women are attracted to many of the games that men play because they tend to play games for different reasons.

I work at a company that does computer repairs and have worked as a PC technician/IT admin for more than 17 years. I have seen thousands of PCs belonging to men and women alike. I have yet to find a woman's PC with anything more hardcore than the Sims installed. And in fact, that's the type of game most women ask me about playing when they hear I'm a gamer. In general, women aren't interested in hardcore FPSs, strategy games and action/RPGs.

Women like MMOs because of the dress-up/fantasy/socializing aspect. Not because MMOs are the only non-sexist genre of game available. WoW has a large following of women because it is popular with a ridiculous number of people, is easy as hell and will always have that social aspect that women like.

I've played MMOs for years. Met many women who play them and have never gotten any of them to be interested in anything other than the MMO. MMOs have their own audience, for their own reasons, and those reasons are nothing to do with sexism.

Again, how do you know they don't? My daughter loves Civ and Skyrim. The appeal of 4x games is that it's not defined who the player is, so you can project yourself easily into the commanding role. As for Skyrim, the player is completely gender-definable, and plenty of quests feature and involve strong female characters. My daughter always complains when there's no playable female characters. At 8 years old she was remarking upon this to me. It's human nature.

Isolated cases in the minority. You are a gamer who raised your daughter around games. Would the average woman seek out and play those games on her own? My personal experiences say no. As evidenced by the fact that most women just aren't into those types of games.

Raising awareness is key. And for all her flaws, that's exactly what Sarkeesian is doing.

And I am saying that isn't going to work because it depends, as so many other things seem to these days, on other people doing the job that the actual responsible parties refuse to do.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
35. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 00:14 Slashman
 
I agree that sexism is an issue. The thing I don't agree with is the way people try to combat it. I especially dislike a lot of the dishonesty and hidden agendas from the people who claim to be championing the cause.

I always have to ask, when these game discussion start, if women are being turned off and pushed away by sexist games, why aren't those droves of women flocking to games and communities where those things are much less or even absent?

Where are the droves of women playing Civ games, or other 4x stuff like Endless Space or Sword of the Stars? Where are the women playing Frozen Synapse or Fallout or Skyrim? There are plenty of games that aren't sexist and yet have no female following.

If people want to cure sexism, then I suggest starting with parents or those about to become parents and in turn have them raise their children with semblance of respect and common decency. Until society starts doing that, it won't matter how much you attack game companies and gamers, they will continue to be a product of the society that births them.
 
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News Comments > Pandora: First Contact on Steam; Free Expansion Added
4. Re: Pandora: First Contact on Steam; Free Expansion Added May 30, 2014, 12:07 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 30, 2014, 11:41:
Prez wrote on May 30, 2014, 11:38:
Wow, Alpha Centauri 2!! Well that is my first impression anyway. Might have to get this because I LOVED AC.

It's sadly NOTHING like AC

What is it actually like?
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
2. Re: Morning Previews May 29, 2014, 18:00 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on May 29, 2014, 12:21:
Ugh, I really hate Early Access but I so want this and the feedback is so good on it so far.

No question I'm going to get it...but I can wait for release.

got enough on my plate to play right now.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed
33. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Delayed May 29, 2014, 10:20 Slashman
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 29, 2014, 10:14:
Prez wrote on May 29, 2014, 10:06:
definitely stop giving release dates for anything.
Unless they know for sure they can deliver.
They've been trying to deliver this dogfight module for about 6 months now.
By all means take the time and make it right but why bother with unrealistic release dates and then keep coming up with excuses.

Looking at the weekly news letters and stuff I think they do so many things at the same time as opposed to focus on making the game.
They have these "TV show" style videos with space ship competitions and stuff.
Couldn't this wait until after the game is finished?

You mean put some breaks on the hype-train and do some actual programming? What the hell are you smoking???
 
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News Comments > Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Access Next Month
6. Re: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Access Next Month May 28, 2014, 12:24 Slashman
 
Why the hell hasn't someone made another Hexen or Heretic game? Really...WHY?!?!?!?!?!  
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
55. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 15:42 Slashman
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 14:01:
I meant first person character perspective, not FPS. There doesn't need to be the shooter element. I have Wolfenstein for the FPS genre

I'd like to be able to get out of the captains chair and go fix something on the ship or just move around and explore, rather than be stuck in a chair pushing UI buttons.

Well Rebirth is still not the game for that. Nothing of worth doing on stations (not to mention that all the character models seem to have been drawn by people competing in some kind of ugly-art contest).

In this case, Egosoft could have left that part out and simply concentrated on creating more of the game. Heaven knows why they would decide to add station walking a year before release when it was never going to be there in the first place.

They could have just drawn a nice variety of scenes with the NPCs in them and have the player transition to them as representing movement through stations without trying for an FP experience.

This comment was edited on May 21, 2014, 17:07.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
52. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 13:28 Slashman
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 09:01:
Slashman wrote on May 21, 2014, 08:54:
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 07:21:
InBlack wrote on May 21, 2014, 05:58:
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 05:05:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 20, 2014, 10:47:
I don't know if they can redeeem themselves in time. Some big space games are coming out soon that will blow this terrible mistake called X-rebirth out of the water.
Such a missed opportunity.
This past weekend I broke down and paid into the Elite Dangerous beta. Been playing the single player portion over the weekend. It is fantastic. Can't wait for the beta to start in 2 weeks.

http://youtu.be/GcyMAOZg8ds

http://youtu.be/74XVP7bWJ20
What other games?

Does Elite Dangerous have explorable space stations/first person?

Really? Thats what you want? Explorable space stations, first person? This is what you are looking for in a space-sim EXPLORATION/FIGHTING/TRADING game???
Christ...
Yes, minus the christ part, I don't want any religion in my games thank you!

That's really the main part I am looking for

Perhaps a true FPS game is more what you need.
Do you know a FPS game where you can travel through space on a ship, battle and trade?

No. And there is a really good reason for that:

Mixing all that crap together and making it come out as an engaging and coherent whole is next to impossible, Not to mention, unlikely to be worth the time and effort.

Different genres of games exist or a reason. They don't all go well together. If you like FPSes, you should play them. If you like space sim/trading/exploration you should play X3:AP.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
41. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 08:54 Slashman
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 07:21:
InBlack wrote on May 21, 2014, 05:58:
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 05:05:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 20, 2014, 10:47:
I don't know if they can redeeem themselves in time. Some big space games are coming out soon that will blow this terrible mistake called X-rebirth out of the water.
Such a missed opportunity.
This past weekend I broke down and paid into the Elite Dangerous beta. Been playing the single player portion over the weekend. It is fantastic. Can't wait for the beta to start in 2 weeks.

http://youtu.be/GcyMAOZg8ds

http://youtu.be/74XVP7bWJ20
What other games?

Does Elite Dangerous have explorable space stations/first person?

Really? Thats what you want? Explorable space stations, first person? This is what you are looking for in a space-sim EXPLORATION/FIGHTING/TRADING game???
Christ...
Yes, minus the christ part, I don't want any religion in my games thank you!

That's really the main part I am looking for

Perhaps a true FPS game is more what you need.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
25. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 14:14 Slashman
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on May 20, 2014, 14:08:
What would you guys say are the best or must-have mods nowadays for albion prelude?

XRM is your one stop shop. It has a bit of everything. New ships, new weapons, rebalanced economy, better NPC behaviour, more action in contested zones, better fleshed out relations between races(races that don't like each other really fight it out etc.).

I use that and nothing else, but some folks add more stuff on top of it. You just need to make sure that you're not conflicting with it when you use other mods.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
22. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 13:35 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on May 20, 2014, 11:50:
Slashman wrote on May 20, 2014, 11:46:
Yeah...the mass traffic removal mod. Removes the clutter of small ships around stations that don't do anything(which they explicitly said took part in the in-game economy).

I still don't get why Bernd felt the need to lie out of his ass so much when he was doing the preview videos. Every X fan was already going to buy the game, so why set yourself up for failure like that? It took approximately 30 minutes for people to figure out that the "Every ship is tied into the economy in some way" rhetoric was just bullshit.

Most likely desperation. I suspect they HAD to launch due to money issues and the launch i.e. preorder numbers HAD to be big enough to sustain them throughout the process of finishing the game. So what better way to frontload a cash infusion than by riding the hype train?

Yeah, it was a deceitful thing to do and they have lost most of my trust because of it. Even more than the state of the game.

No official apologies either. Just carrying on with the work on the game as if it was somehow an 'above and beyond' type of effort from them.

There are still a few people on the forums who claim that anyone who bought the game should have known what to expect, and that everyone should be grateful for the fact that Egosoft is still working on it, because their after launch support is second to none. I sincerely hope that cup of Koolaid never passes within 500 meters of my lips.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
16. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 11:46 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on May 20, 2014, 11:25:
Frags4Fun wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:40:
Does anyone know if they improved performance yet? Last I checked, I was getting approximately 30 fps with GTX 680s in SLI.

There have been some performance improvements, but they've been rather minor, unfortunately.

There is a mod that cuts the amount of NPC ships by 75%, which makes your FPS go up by like 30, though.

Yeah...the mass traffic removal mod. Removes the clutter of small ships around stations that don't do anything(which they explicitly said took part in the in-game economy).
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
11. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 10:01 Slashman
 
Quboid wrote on May 20, 2014, 09:43:
I'm glad this hasn't been abandoned. I can imagine buying it when version 4.0's release coincides with an 80% off sale.

That's the only way I'm going to buy it for sure. Still only one ugly-ass ship and no proper fleet commands. No aesthetic customization options. Crappy upgrade choices for said ship and nothing even remotely resembling late game objectives or challenges. Nothing worth exploring the universe for.

Still cannot purchase smaller ships. No free look. No external views. No freaking turrets for a supposed corvette-sized ship. No ability to properly command from the deck of a capital ship.

The game needs a LOT more work and Egosoft should have known/done a lot better than they did.

P.S. Oh did I mention a UI designed to work with a gamepad which still doesn't work all that well with a gamepad?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
46. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2014, 11:54 Slashman
 
I'm keeping my eye on Starforge. I can't take the look of Minecraft. I just don't know why Notch hasn't made a Minecraft 2 that looks 10x better. He has more than enough money by now.  
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