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News Comments > "Do or Die" for Frozenbyte
8. Re: Aug 27, 2015, 16:16 Zoom
 
They are talented. They made small gems of games, they can do it again. A mis step can happen to anyone, let them prove they still have it.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Sells 6M
34. Re: The Witcher 3 Sells 6M Aug 27, 2015, 16:11 Zoom
 
I played a lot of Cyberpunk PnP game, also Cyber Generations (a kind of Akira - the RPG), and then Shadowrun which is now clearly superior in scope and depth thanks to many editions and supplements.
Cyber Gen was quite fun, playing kids that were experimented upon / genetically engineered in that brutal world...
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Sells 6M
32. Re: The Witcher 3 Sells 6M Aug 27, 2015, 16:09 Zoom
 
harlock wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 11:59:
also the legacy of the Cyberpunk game is about as pure as you can get when it comes to that genre.. its like one step removed from Neuromancer
Well there was Deus Ex, and the old Shadowrun game (the RPG on console), and newer Shadowrun RPG's. Granted, that's not much at all...
 
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News Comments > Seven Announced
16. Re: Seven Announced Aug 17, 2015, 16:33 Zoom
 
Thief, as a pure Looking Glass game, was all about immersion. That was in good part provided by the forced 1st person view... and the fact you had to rely on your hearing sense to get around guards and such. How can this be achieved in a 3rd person, isometric view ? I have high doubts.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: RIP Aug 1, 2015, 16:55 Zoom
 
harlock wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 15:32:
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Yeah he's now definitely out of bubblegum. RIP Roddy, you were awesome.
Roddy inspired Duke Nukem (the good one), and They Live is also one of my favorite movies of all times.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Global Server Expansion
8. Re: MechWarrior Online Global Server Expansion Jul 22, 2015, 16:44 Zoom
 
Strassbourg is in France !  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 17:31 Zoom
 
harlock wrote on Jul 4, 2015, 16:04:
its a pretty bizarre phenomena.. its like the externalization of neurosis on a global scale... on the surface its presented like the realization of a creative dream, but in reality is just an exercise in pure cynicism of the most insipid and deleterious sort
Like you say just after, it's more a case of the guy who was supposed to lead and get it done, is drinking his own kool aid. I dont think there is malice, just sheer incompetence at all levels up to the top. Keeping scope on such a project would have required someone with a lot of discipline, i think that is what is lacking here. What is sad is the initial project was definitely doable and had potential, now they have dug themselves in so deep they wont escape unless they dig all the way across
What i'm curious about is how fast they'll run out of funding. They seem to spend a lot in huge media appearances, if i was them i'd be laying LOW under the radar and quietly deliver instead of digging my tomb even further...
Derek Smart making fun of them is adding insult to injury.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2015, 15:47 Zoom
 
While the article is mostly Derek Smart rambling about himself, he's right on the incredibly expanding scope of SC that's been going with a not-so expanding funding - as he mention they are still quite shy from the AAA kind of budget they're shooting for.
Maybe a focused, small colocated team of tight knit veterans could pull off something. Here we're talking about multiple studios spread around the globe, and an off the shelf game engine that is not made for the game genre altogether. Cant see it happening either, and by 2018 when nothing is still delivered the class actions will start and media will go for blood.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV 1st Day Kickstarter Incentive
8. Re: The Bard's Tale IV 1st Day Kickstarter Incentive Jun 2, 2015, 04:19 Zoom
 
Why not revive Eye of the Beholder series, these were better than Bards Tale IMHO.  
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Version 1.0 Launches
14. Re: Kerbal Space Program Version 1.0 Launches Apr 28, 2015, 07:17 Zoom
 
FAR have always been a must have to properly play KSP. Now for v1.0 we have integrated heat on reentry, with realistic heat transfer, and FAR becomes NuFAR with 1000% more awesomeness (check out the FAR thread on KSP forums for details).
That's a fantastic patch, and that game has really grown up, mostly thanks to its modder community.
 
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News Comments > Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online
13. Re: Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online Apr 20, 2015, 13:25 Zoom
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 12:48:
Close, but the big difference might be that the character Jayne wasn't homophobic. For example he's turned on, not disgusted by Inara's female clients.
That's because the series let you see his private side. I am ready to bet money on that these extreme right wingers are all into BDSM and other "funny" stuff. So many of them get caught all clad in latex while riding a young boy and shouting insults in german. Happened before
 
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News Comments > Chaos Ride Begins
3. Re: Chaos Ride Begins Jan 2, 2015, 12:32 Zoom
 
Ballistics was the fastest. Even F-Zero X felt slow compared to it. You could break the sound barrier all with warp-like effects... The gameplay itself though was poor and repetitive. But that speed ! At some point you had to know the layout of tracks since going so fast there was no way you could see anything coming.  
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Dec 22, 2014, 06:23 Zoom
 
Never Alone is an automatic buy. Along with This War of Mine, these are the gems of 2014.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 16, 2014, 15:02 Zoom
 
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 18:33:
Hardcore and extreme metal can be the same way. I find that if you are a fan of the genre you tend to look more for the nuances that separate one song from another (yes, there IS nuance in extreme metal!). I have gotten pretty good at picking out one Cannibal Corpse song from another!
I'm a fan of Cannibal Corpse too and extreme metal in general, but you have to admit that maybe 90% of the bands out there (especially in U.S.) produce same sounding shit that is just aggressive to the ears without any good reason. That's also especially true for "hardcore" and "trü black" genres, where bands just dont get it and superficially copy the noise, without the music.
 
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News Comments > Mythos: The Beginning Trailer
5. Re: Mythos: The Beginning Trailer Oct 25, 2014, 19:13 Zoom
 
Yeah Amnesia set the bar for Lovecraft inspired games, i'd like someone to top that maybe in length.. That's difficult now to go back to lesser adaptations.  
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News Comments > King's Bounty: Dark Side in August
2. Re: King's Bounty: Dark Side in August Jul 8, 2014, 16:47 Zoom
 
While i enjoyed the KB series a lot (and that music !!!!!), there are times when a little bit of proper timing comes in handy. They are getting these out a bit too fast, with too little changes between each "episode" to make the new ones worthy.. Maybe that's time for 1C to take a breathe on that series and re-think the game engine, gameplay, graphic assets (which are too obviously reused). While i love those turn based HOMM-like games, too much of a good thing is bad.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 1, 2014, 14:41 Zoom
 
on "Megatechnews" review:
the Samsung Galaxy Tab S, the first ever tablet from Samsung that boasts the company’s signature Super AMOLED technology
My Galaxy Tab 7.7 seems to disagree. First paragraph and what i read is obviously non informed...
(edit) and the rest of the review is equally poor. They fail to compare it properly to the ipad air, they fail to quantify its advantage relative to its price premium (OLED goodness), etc. I'll stick to Ars and Anand...
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascension Announced
13. Re: Underworld Ascension Announced Jul 1, 2014, 13:24 Zoom
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 12:55:
Without any media and a lot more information I'm not going to get excited yet. This is awesome news, but how many times have we been let down before. Let's just see what the reality is first, mmmkay.
The guy got some of the greatest games of all times to his pedigree. Let's give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
48. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 29, 2014, 13:01 Zoom
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 28, 2014, 22:03:
It certainly goes back further then Roman times, Greek and Etruscan which that 'Roman' art is probably from. Its clear that WaltC has never picked up a history book.
Let's go even further back, to the first writings from Sumerians and Babylonians. We can cite Gilgamesh, for example, quite striking actually...
That makes it as old as written history. Of course what of prehistoric times, we can only guess.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2014, 14:59 Zoom
 

And happy anniversary QUAKE. Just two years until it's 20th. Wow!
You dont make us look any younger, Blue. I remember playing Quake in makeshift LAN parties like it was yesterday. I strongly believe i havent aged since then.
 
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