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Signed On Jan 2, 2011, 16:34
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: More Big Picture Details Sep 16, 2012, 22:06 MisterBenn
 
Fuck, I missed the boat. My new set of PC components arrive today...  
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Playing: Path of Exile, Trials Evolution, Magic 2014.
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light
37. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Sep 15, 2012, 20:19 MisterBenn
 
These roguelikes (I think this game stretches that term) are based around the "sport" of pitting yourself against the randomly selected encounters with scarce resources and improvising your way to survival or success with no safety net. The unprotected environment is part of the fun, you could copy the saves around but you're only really cheating yourself out of the fun.

In other news, on my third run (using the default ship) I just got mutual destruction with the rebel flagship! My guys were huddled in the medical bay of the otherwise burning ship while the weapons continued to fire and then everyone just blew up. I can confirm this result does not elicit any kind of recognition of success from the game...
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Tryst
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Tryst Sep 15, 2012, 09:28 MisterBenn
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 15, 2012, 02:32:
If it were trying to be any more like Star Craft 2 the universe would implode

I watched some of that video and you might be underestimating the similarity!!!
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light
25. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FTL: Faster Than Light Sep 15, 2012, 09:00 MisterBenn
 
Had a first run through last night, this is a great little game. After a decent run just like all roguelikes it's very stressful once it all starts going tits up and you are desperate to survive! In the right hands, the ability to actually lose produces moments of pure magic, it's amazing that more games don't have the option to take advantage of this...  
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation Funded
14. Re: Planetary Annihilation Funded Sep 15, 2012, 08:55 MisterBenn
 
I kicked in $40 for beta access and full game because of just how much I loved Total Annihilation originally. I'm generally skeptical at throwing in cash in the hope a product eventually gets made but for this game it's an acceptable risk.

I'm not too fussed about a campaign, there's a limited budget and skirmish and multiplayer will be enough for me - they should spend the rest on features / AI / balance / polish etc. Really looking forward to seeing how this shapes up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 7, 2012, 10:21 MisterBenn
 
Yeah I whitelist here too. It strikes me as a good, honest business - Blue is very good at crediting his references, is very neutral in the style of reporting and covers a lot of material. It seems unfair to deprive the site of ad revenue. Also it boasts a community that frequently goes several posts running without foaming at the mouth! Setting it apart from the majority of the internet...  
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway
41. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Beta Underway Sep 6, 2012, 00:06 MisterBenn
 
PPM as a statistic is little more than a curiosty, so in the (admittedly few) videos of tournament games that I've watched, why is there so much artificial boosting of the number of actions? Players regularly click twenty times on the destination for a unit while it is en route, or use hotkeys to alternate between two units and reissue the same orders to each continuously. By all means be lightning fast at issuing orders but don't let one statistic become an obsession...  
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News Comments > Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines
48. Re: Playable Female Characters in Aliens: Colonial Marines Sep 4, 2012, 09:39 MisterBenn
 
Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen! (I arrived late and the best quotes were already taken)

Oh, and I hope they test this game properly, I want a stand up fight, not another bug hunt!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2012, 00:13 MisterBenn
 
Woof, growl..... LeChuck!

That bridge simulator game did look like a lot of fun, if it was played with multiple simultaneous teams it would be amazing. You'd want to play with RL friends though, annoying or over serious teammates would ruin it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 31, 2012, 00:38 MisterBenn
 
Yes I love it!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2012, 17:57 MisterBenn
 
robdot wrote on Aug 28, 2012, 14:35:
it is completely impossible for any car made, for the engine to overpower the brakes. this has been proven over and over. it cant be done. its always operator error.

I had this exact problem (accelerator stuck) a month after passing my test while growing up. I was in a Golf at the time driving down country lanes in Devon, doing like 50 or 60 mph. After panicking for a bit and catching the car up in front, I tried putting it in neutral but thought it might damage the engine to rev like that. I put it back in gear then discovered that yes, the brakes were far stronger. It's definitely reasonable to expect an experienced driver to work out what to do.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 12, 2012, 22:38 MisterBenn
 
I recall Duke Nukem head to head back at university, using BNC cables that we threaded along with the electric cables between our two rooms. I remember on the first level barricading myself in that room with the pinball machine and defending it with pipe bombs... and blowing up my mate again and again until he came to visit me exasperated and angry. Good times!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2012, 21:19 MisterBenn
 
Surely cloud computing benefits the software publisher more than anyone else, isn't it mainly just a method of control to host everything and just grant access? Home consumers don't have processing needs so vast that they require remote processing and remote logins. Home entertainment is dependent on rich media and a good response time, why would you host or operate these things remotely? Computing power is cheap, network bandwidth is metered, why would you not run everyday software apps at home?

Are there any benefits to the consumer? Above the "remote storage of some data" that you sometimes get masquerading as a cloud currently.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 6, 2012, 21:02 MisterBenn
 
They'll definitely try it on, I'd bet anything on it. They might have a tougher time though because it feels like there is more resistance to Win8 than there was with Vista before its launch. The concept of consolitis is well known and the prospect of having your actual OS designed with the multiplatform market in mind is pretty offputting.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 29, 2012, 17:52 MisterBenn
 
That article is horse shit. It's well known that most review sites have a professional cooperation with publishers and perform a marketing function for them. There are no doubt some people trying to do the right thing but they are outnumbered so you can't trust anything at face value. Nothing's a bigger problem than that.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found?
12. Re: Diablo III Wizard Bug Fix; Barbarian Bug Found? Jul 24, 2012, 13:14 MisterBenn
 
Bloody hell I just looked inside the D3 general forum for the first time. There is a tidal wave of dissatisfaction in there! I know only the people who feel strongly tend to post but that was still pretty overwhelming.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Last day? Jul 22, 2012, 20:10 MisterBenn
 
reisub wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 18:27:
I can beat that:

Binding of Isaac: Wrath of the Lamb - 49p.

Nice work, I've been out-thrifted!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Last day? Jul 22, 2012, 18:25 MisterBenn
 
My "list":

Galactic Civilizations II Ultimate
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Grand total: 3.24 !!!

I played GalCiv2 years ago and was a little underwhelmed but I love 4x and don't really have a space one on the go at the moment so this is a real bargain with the expansions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2012, 21:45 MisterBenn
 
Damn it those Curry's adverts here are still screwing my browser and no other ads have shown for a couple of days. I've put BN back on adblock for the moment so that I can actually use it...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 18, 2012, 11:27 MisterBenn
 
I swore by Metacritic ten years ago but hasn't it passed it's usefulness now? It occurred to me a while back that it had been at least a year since I had even gone there, and I'd still happily bought new games without getting burned. If you have specific experience that a review site is trustworthy then by all means go there and listen. Going to a review aggregator cannot help because the majority of review sites are an extension of game marketing and they are all included. User review scores are equally useless, there is no standard and the amount of people posting honest reviews without an ulterior motive are swamped by those that do.

I'd like someone to make a metametacritic site where it scrapes the metacritic scores, you log in and maintain a list of what review sources you trust and it gives you a personalised summary of those reviews!

Isn't it easier to just watch all you can on YouTube, avoid preordering unless you specifically want to show loyalty, and just go somewhere like this site and ask people about the specific things you want to know? It's been working amazingly well for me so far.
 
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