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Nickname gsilver
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Signed On Oct 18, 2008, 23:18
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News Comments > SimCity 2000 Free on Origin
11. Re: SimCity 2000 Free on Origin Dec 10, 2014, 11:04 gsilver
 
So remind me again why people hate EA/Origin?

Vs Steam, Origin has faster downloads, good customer service (vs none at all from Steam), *refund policies*, and while it may have been rocky early on (so was Steam...) it's been solid for me since around the time I started using it.

Steam may be the de-facto service, but it's definitely worse than their competitors in a lot of ways.
 
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News Comments > Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week
6. Re: Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week Dec 10, 2014, 10:32 gsilver
 
Now can we have Crimson Skies, too?
...Please?

And while we're dreaming, I'd like Mechwarrior, too.



But FSX is great to have. I still have my disk copy, which works fine, but with the inevitable 75% off sale, it might be worth having a Steam version, especially with add-on support.
 
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News Comments > No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe
32. Re: No Elite: Dangerous Launch Wipe Dec 9, 2014, 12:46 gsilver
 
I'll be playing on Day 1.
I ordered a nice HOTAS to go with it.

I'm currently learning the ropes via the Single Player Combat Demo. I can do alright with the mouse, but the HOTAS definitely has a learning curve. I'm hoping to get it down by the time the full game comes out next week.

...Plus I'm taking a few days off of work, because reasons.

Ok, it isn't just to play the game as I recently moved and still need to settle into the new place, but I'll be playing [i]a lot[/i] of Elite during that time.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive
12. Re: Leaked Street Fighter V Trailer Suggests PC/PS4 Exclusive Dec 5, 2014, 17:57 gsilver
 
Exclusives are bad for everyone.

When I'm at my house, I want to play it on my PC, when I visit my friend's place, I want to play it on their PS4, and they could have just as easily chosen a X1 instead.

...Though this *is* Street Fighter we're talking about. In another year, there will probably be a Super Street Fighter V, which has a bunch of new characters and be on every system.

...Not that that makes it any better.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Nov 18, 2014, 20:18 gsilver
 
Their sales can be pretty good. Generally lower than anything we see on Steam, at least. I'm hoping for something like their $5 Tomb Raider / Dishonored sales but for 2014 games... I totally wouldn't object to a $5 Wolfenstein.  
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News Comments > No Blood Dragon 2 Plans
17. Re: No Blood Dragon 2 Plans Nov 10, 2014, 15:59 gsilver
 
I agree with them on this.

Blood Dragon was fun, but I'd rather see them go a new direction than re-do the same gimmick.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous on December 16
2. Re: Elite: Dangerous on December 16 Nov 7, 2014, 13:45 gsilver
 
Now I know what I'll be doing that week.
And the next. Christmas comes early this year.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2014, 16:57 gsilver
 
I do want to play this, but it has sold for half this.
They'll probably match that in the fall sale.
 
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News Comments > Fractured Space Announced
7. Re: Fractured Space Announced Oct 22, 2014, 12:09 gsilver
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 10:36:
How many of these recent space games have been released? Are out of alpha/beta? Or are not complete fuckups??
Starpoint Gemini 2 just came out and reportedly is pretty good.
GoD Factory: Wingmen came out a few months ago and was fun.

Elite Dangerous isn't out yet, but it's getting close and all reports point to it being fantastic.

And, of course, Strike Suit Zero: Directors Cut came out earlier this year.


And those are just in the niche (first-person combat) that I'm interested in that I could recall off-hand. There are a ton more.
 
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News Comments > 10 Game Free Weekend on Steam Starts Tomorrow
6. Re: 10 Game Free Weekend on Steam Starts Tomorrow Oct 16, 2014, 00:52 gsilver
 
And I didn't even get around to *just* Space Engineers last weekend.  
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News Comments > X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder
16. Re: X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder Sep 28, 2014, 23:40 gsilver
 
If this game eventually becomes something good, I'll get it.

...but I'm not holding my breath.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Launches
14. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Launches Sep 27, 2014, 17:37 gsilver
 
If the reviews are good, I am so getting this.
I've been intrigued by the game but have been holding out until it was done and the verdict was in.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Sep 9, 2014, 21:35 gsilver
 
I was hoping/expecting The Stanley Parable to be in this bundle.
Maybe in week 2.

I'm still getting it, since I've been curious about Papers, Please and Gone Home. Not enough to get either by itself, but in a bundle like this it makes sense.
 
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News Comments > 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin
19. Re: 48 Hours of Titanfall Free on Origin Aug 22, 2014, 10:52 gsilver
 
Slick wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 06:41:
ever eaten anything with corn in it? (hint: everything) you're supporting diabolical GMO programs by Monsanto corp. Did you drive a car to get that food?
If they could just keep the corn on my dinner plate and out of my car, that would be good enough for me.

I drive a classic car, which I want to be around for a while, and it doesn't handle corn ethanol well, at all. The legislation around ethanol is ridiculous, as well. Only small quantities of fuel can even make it to the pump uncontaminated, and there are only a few gas stations in my state that even sell it. I

Modern motorcycles, lawnmowers, and a lot of other devices that rely on gas engines don't handle it well, either. That's without even getting into the energy loss of producing the stuff in the first place, or the loss in gas mileage seen in any vehicle vs regular gas.
 
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News Comments > NeonXSZ on Steam Friday
1. Re: NeonXSZ on Steam Friday Aug 18, 2014, 11:40 gsilver
 
I picked this one up on Desura when it launched. It's a really neat game.

There should be a more 6-DOF games on the market.
 
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News Comments > Strike Vector Free Weekend
3. Re: Strike Vector Free Weekend Aug 7, 2014, 15:30 gsilver
 
I bought Strike Vector at launch, since as someone who grew up with Descent, Wing Commander, and Crimson Skies, the game deeply appealed to me.

The game has had a hard time finding an audience, but I found it to be remarkably fun, and one of my favorites of the year.

Now that they've fixed the pricing issue ($25 is rather high, but $10 is quite reasonable), and have the free weekend to draw people in, I'm hoping that it finds an audience.
 
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News Comments > OpenXcom Version 1.0
10. Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 02:31 gsilver
 
Dual-wielding was in the original game, and quite important. Without a stun rod in the off-hand to help capture aliens, I'm not sure if I'd have been able to progress.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins
42. Re: Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins May 30, 2014, 13:18 gsilver
 
For those complaining about the price, it's basically funding an unfinished project... getting access to an unfinished build is just a perk. He certainly isn't "selling" the game at that price.

If I were a stark-raving-mad fan of the genre, I could see myself donating (and that's what it is) that much to the project, but I'm not. I like space combat games, so I'll be interested in seeing how the final product turns out, but that, which he will actually *sell* will carry a normal price tag.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 29, 2014, 11:01 gsilver
 
Shouldn't they be trying for 24 FPS? That's the true film framerate!

Then, apply tons of motion blur to try to hide the low framerate, just like film.

After that, apply a flicker filter to make it look even more like film.


...I joke, but there may be a dev crazy enough to do that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
10. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 17, 2014, 23:58 gsilver
 
Yay! $10 if I need to re-download Titanfall.

...We really need more (or really, any) choice in internet providers.
 
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