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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
15. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 2, 2014, 17:58 yuastnav
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 17:21:
yuastnav wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 16:51:
So what's the word on the street? Is it any good?

I'd just like to play something like Test Drive Unlimited 2 again. Will The Crew scratch that itch?

Forza Horizon's 1 or 2 would EASILY take care of your TDU2 itch (minus the casino).

Well the thing is that I don't have a XBox. Or a TV. Or a living room with a couch.
Just a PC.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released
12. Re: The Crew Ships; Day One Patch Released Dec 2, 2014, 16:51 yuastnav
 
So what's the word on the street? Is it any good?

I'd just like to play something like Test Drive Unlimited 2 again. Will The Crew scratch that itch?
 
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News Comments > The Crew Reviews Delay
23. Re: The Crew Reviews Delay Nov 25, 2014, 16:42 yuastnav
 
I just want to have an open world racing game. Like TDU2 but good.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Goes "Gamma"
55. Re: Elite: Dangerous Goes Nov 24, 2014, 07:51 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 02:40:
[...] Feels like EUROtruck in space, although thats not necessarily such a bad thing, especially when space is so pretty and big to explore. [...]

Well, that's how I've been playing it so far, except that there's more combat and it's also more dangerous.
It's actually a really fun experience but since it's unclear whether there's going to be a wipe I'll still wait until release or until they wipe happens and they actually confirm it was the last one.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
254. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 17, 2014, 17:38 yuastnav
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:51:
Prez wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:42:
Part of it is some of us are old-fashioned too. We can still play the original Elite today, 30 years later. As long as people continue to write dos emulation programs for new OS's, that will continue to be true indefinitely. Making a new version require constant main server interaction in order to run means that it is likely that the same will not be true for Elite Dangerous. The obvious question is "Why would you want to?" but GOG.com has shown that many people do want to revisit old abandoned games. Being the nostalgia-nut that I am, I often do. The idea that games will eventually become "lost" to us when the servers inevitably go down makes me sad.

Personally, I find so many of those games difficult to go back to, as tech has changed so much. The last old game I repeatedly played was XCOM, but the new XCOM satisfies that itch and OpenXCOM kind of made me realize I'm done going back. Prior to that I played a ton of Civ, too, but Civ4 broke that.

I guess, at some point, I'll return to JA2, too, but I tried JA1 once and man, I just couldn't.
By and large most of my trips to games I once loved are short lived, as I realize that they sometimes do some deep things much better than modern games but do so many more basic things worse. For instance, man, no one knew how to make a UI.

I don't see this changing much. Where will we be in 20 years? Will everything be VR and it is ridiculous to not have a headset? Possibly. Or maybe everything will be on curved 4K displays. Maybe headsets that read brainwaves will replace traditional input devices.

In any of those scenarios, I'll probably happily be playing Civ 18 rather than going back to Civ 4, despite me thinking that it's pretty much a perfect, flawless game.

I play One Must Fall 2097 and OpenTTD from time to time. Okay, OpenTTD probably doesn't count since it's much more than Transport Tycoon Deluxe but OMF2097 is essentially the same game it was back in the 90s. And it's still great. My favourite fighting game.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
135. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 19:19 yuastnav
 
Slick wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:48:
yuastnav wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:26:
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:20:
There's still people that don't have slick in the ignore list? That's quite amazing, really.

I don't need an ignore list. I can just use my brain, thank you very much.

intelligent people don't fear honest discourse, and dum-dums solve their problems by sticking their fingers in their ears and going nyah nyah nyah nyah.

the main point still stands though, i've read one person actually being affected by internet outages, anyone else? anyone else who:

a) bought the game
b) only wanted to play solo
c) doesn't have internet

barring the question of how you'd download or update the game, i'm guessing that the number of people who check all 3 boxes are small, infact i think that it's much smaller than the number of people who are feigning disgust with this.

if you aren't affected, and still bitch just cause it seems like the thing to do, you need a better hobby. things change in games, especially games that aren't released yet. get over it. especially get over changes that do not affect you at all. if the worst case scenario you can conjure up is your ISP doing some work and you not being able to play a videogame for a few hours once a year, then you need to get out of the house.

games take their servers offline for maintenance barring players from playing all the time, infact that downtime is far more common than random internet outages.

keep your rage in check.

I don't think that was directed at me but just to clarify: my comment was not directed at you. It was just a general statement about the abuse ignore lists get.
Ignore lists can be a powerful tool against spam but other than that I don't see the point. Like you said, it's akin to sticking your fingers in your ears and closing your eyes.


And like I said, I don't care about that change.

I dunno, maybe it's because I never played the other Elite games but when I bought this I already assumed that this was going to be an online experience. Never really planned to play a solo game.
With a galaxy that huge I also cannot see this to be too much of a problem. If I wanna be alone I'll just have to travel far away.


Of course there are drm issues and also problems concerning a permanent internet connection and yes, for some this can be a problem. I'm lucky since my isp has a great uptime and I have a good connection and am online 24/7 anyway.
DRM... yeah, that is an issue but there are plenty of other games that are drm free.

And last but not least: it's just fucking video games.

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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
117. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 18:26 yuastnav
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 16, 2014, 18:20:
There's still people that don't have slick in the ignore list? That's quite amazing, really.

I don't need an ignore list. I can just use my brain, thank you very much.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
95. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 17:29 yuastnav
 
Eh, don't care. Elite Dangerous is fun so far but I'm waiting until the last wipe before I start playing again.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin
27. Re: Dragon Age - Origins Free on Origin Oct 9, 2014, 04:37 yuastnav
 
Couldn't get myself to finish Origins.
Maybe people hyped it up too much but I really didn't like it that much. It wasn't bad but it was also no Baldur's Gate or Fallout. I had fun with it but it didn't hook me.

Looking forward to Pillars of Eternity, though. And the new Torment.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
55. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 16:31 yuastnav
 
Is a joystick so much better?

I've actually gotten quite adept at killing stuff with keyboard and mouse. With a joystick I wouldn't really know how to bind thrust up/down/right/left. Thrust forward/backward makes sense, you can also pitch and roll, you can yaw if you have a joystick you can twist but I don't see any sensible solution for thrusting in the other directions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 13:13 yuastnav
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 12:31:
But in a new statement issued last night, Ubisoft explained that the producer had been "misinterpreted".

"We understand how senior producer Vincent Pontbriand's quotes have been misinterpreted. To set the record straight, we did not lower the specs for Assassin's Creed: Unity to account for any one system over the other," a Ubisoft spokesperson said.

And marketing assholes wonder why they're despised by everyone. Evasiveness, half-truths and outright damned lies and more damned lies. How the fuck do those people sleep at night? Oh right, they don't have a conscience or a soul.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDW_Hj2K0wo
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 6, 2014, 20:25 yuastnav
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:22:
Beamer wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:15:
Julio wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:10:
Perhaps the gaming industry will have to figure out how to do more with less, just like everyone else.


If you ran things, they would. Budgets would plummet as AAA games went for $10 and indie game sold for $0.99. When budgets fall, layoffs happen and quality goes with it.


This would be no problem if everyone had a standard income that is high enough to sustain life by default (no matter his situation, rich or not)....

If every human being could without money pressure decide what to actually do in life then we would have cheap games of insane high quality, because only people who LOVE making games would be making games. And they would not care about ROI. This would further boost social services (done by people, for people, without payment) because someone who knows for sure he won't starve next month might notice he enjoys helping others who are ill or need help.

That the world is fucked up as it is is exactly because everyone has to cheat someone else out of money in order to survive. And remember, your income is someone else's debt. Every cent you earn, someone else loses. Capitalism is to put it bluntly, a system designed to kill the human race in the long-term. Because greed is infinite, but resources are not.

Hmm.

Isn't that basically almost technocratic communism?
There is no money but food and items like clothing, cars etc. are made by machines and are free for anyone to acquire and use while everyone is able to pursue science, art etc. and barely anyone does menial labour? In an extremely simplified way, of course. Not sure how exactly that would work out in reality.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
16. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 6, 2014, 05:09 yuastnav
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 14:50:
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 13:30:
NKD wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 13:08:
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 12:23:
That's all that this interview really is - someone makes a small very niche game complaining that few people are interested. Which is what happens when something is small and niche.

Unless you know somebody, in which case a single article on a gaming news website can make all the difference in the world, even for a simple non-games like this guys visual novel, or Depression Quest.

That type of favor currying is commonplace in many industries, but that doesn't make it okay, or any less frustrating for someone who sees equivalent projects take off because of insider connections, while their project flounders.

Though true, c'mon, it's how everything in the world works. Every single thing. How do most people get jobs? By knowing someone in the company to pass on the resume. Have you ever known an employee at a busy restaurant? Then you could get reservations. Have you known someone that works for a sports team? Then you could probably get tickets.

We like to live in some kind of weird world where everything is based on merit, but that's an impossibility because determining merit is extremely time consuming. If there's someone you know, who also is worth merit, it tends to go to that person because you don't have to go through a billion things to find him/her.

There are 2,119 submissions in Steam Greenlight. How many, realistically, can get coverage? How many people would read the coverage? And how long would someone have to spend sorting through those to find one to cover? How many would he have to look at, how many would he have to play, how many hours would he have to play?

2,119 submissions. Not all will get any form of coverage.

Doesn't that argument make the coverage Depression Quest got more absurd?

I played it, and while it was okay it didn't reveal any deep understanding or revelation about living with depression. But I did see multiple articles about it, while passing over what at the time might have been more deserving games.

[...]

So? That is kind of personal preference. To this day I cannot fathom why, say, Bioshock Infinite got as much coverage as it did since almost any other game would have been more interesting. But that is just my personal opinion.
It may not have been interesting for you (I played Depression Quest for a couple of minutes before getting bored of it myself).
I knew about Depression Quest way before this all got out of hand but I didn't think much about it and only after this douche started his "omg look at me and my hurt" blog I started seeing more and more of it. To me this looks a bit like the Streisand effect so if you're unhappy with how much coverage this got blame Zoe's alleged ex-boyfriend.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches
22. Re: Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches Oct 4, 2014, 13:27 yuastnav
 
I'm pretty happy with the Thrustmaster 16000 but then again I don't have high standards.

This is the cheapest joystick with hall sensors that you can get, though. At least as far as I know. And yes, it is pretty accurate.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
13. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2014, 12:04 yuastnav
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 11:14:
yuastnav wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 06:15:
Cpmartins wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 22:00:
He is wrong. Gamergate never was about misogyny. It's about lying colluding pseudojornalists. The fact that zoe is a despicable human being just adds to the sewer that gaming "journalism" is.

Why is she despicable?

Because she fucked her way to the top and uses her SJW game journalist buddies and indie game cronies to silence and screw with people who are critical of her.

Check out the Encyclopedia Dramatica article about her. It's quite illuminating (and very NSFW).

You base your information on the Encyclopedia Dramatica?

... are you serious?

What do you mean by "fucked her way to the top"? The top of what?
By the way, SJW as a term is very childish. It would also be news to me that you can "use" videogame journalists to silence someone.

I still have little idea about what is going on but the allegations you provided are questionable.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2014, 08:55 yuastnav
 
What?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2014, 06:15 yuastnav
 
Cpmartins wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 22:00:
He is wrong. Gamergate never was about misogyny. It's about lying colluding pseudojornalists. The fact that zoe is a despicable human being just adds to the sewer that gaming "journalism" is.

Why is she despicable?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 4, 2014, 06:11 yuastnav
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:23:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:00:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:13:
Beamer wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 12:10:
Creston wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 11:37:
Comcast pizza party... I'd laugh if it wasn't so sad. At least they apparently sprung for good pizza. I would have fully expected Comcast to show up with 2 small, plain cheese pizzas from Cici's or something.

They haven't done this in my building yet because my building doesn't have CondoInternet. The one I was supposed to move into did, but I switched to this one at the last minute since it has a ridiculous view, but no CondoInternet. Apparently I'm the only one bugging the leasing office.

I find it funny that they mention X1 at the end. I would love X1, but you can't get it out here without also getting landline. Guess what, Comcast: no one in an apartment in this part of Seattle has a fucking landline. No one in this neighborhood is over 60.

You would trade gigabit internet for a good view? Shame on you! ^^

I look North and I see the Space Needle about 500 yards away, look West and see the Puget Sound sprawling out about 500 yards away, and look South and see Mt. Rainer in the distance.

It's pretty awesome and I'm going to miss it when I leave Seattle.

I guess I have the simple problem of understanding what the POINT of a good view out a window is. Doesn't enrich my life one bit...

Waking up to floor to ceiling windows with a view of the most notable features of your city with sunlight spilling in everywhere is really great.

Gigabyte internet, on the other hand, rarely seems like it'd be better than the 50mbps I'm getting now, as I'm usually limited by the server, not my connection.

I get what you mean. In my office I just have to turn 180 degrees and I see the whole Frankfurt skyline. It's quite a view.
Makes it even better that Frankfurt is the only city in Germany with a skyline. :p

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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches
16. Re: Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches Oct 4, 2014, 06:06 yuastnav
 
I'd really like to explore the galaxy but I'm not sure whether the Sidewinder is the right ship for that.

They did a wipe, right? I remember having over 20000 credits but when I played it yesterday (shortly before the server crashed or something) I had only 1000 again and it takes a long time to get enough money to buy new ships (although surprisingly there were more quests and even a couple which gave 10000+ credits).

There is going to be another wipe before final release, right? I figured in that case it's no use to go trade the whole time but to get a bit of money and try out different things, like upgrades, weapons etc. and go explore.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
16. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 3, 2014, 08:10 yuastnav
 
Meh, I'm playing and enjoying Wasteland 2, I can wait.  
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