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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2014, 14:19 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, when I noticed that I thought it was pretty slick. It's a mechanic that is merciful as well as limiting of excess farming. You can reset the enemies spawn count if you want, though, with a rare item you burn at a bonfire. They'll be one degree more difficult, too, even bosses.  
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition Preorders
10. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition Preorders May 10, 2014, 08:51 jacobvandy
 
Seriously, who doesn't have Prime? Do you still buy stuff in stores or some shit?  
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News Comments > New RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Game This Year
7. Re: New RollerCoaster Tycoon PC Game This Year May 7, 2014, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
I'm thinking that, since it's news coming from the mobile game site, they were trying to distinguish this upcoming game from their existing title's free-to-play model. If it is F2P, I don't even know. But premium in the mobile app world generally means you pay a higher price (more than $1-2) and then don't have to deal with microtransactions and such.  
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News Comments > Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible
19. Re: Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible May 7, 2014, 12:47 jacobvandy
 
Also, if you dig a little deeper, this guy is NOT the original developer of Towns. Those guys (a pair, I think) already stopped working on the game in the past, and this guy came in and agreed to develop it further in exchange for 15% of the net profits going forward. Since the game isn't selling, it's not enough money for him. So basically he's a dumbass for not looking before he leaped, but he's not the root of this game's problems.  
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News Comments > Crimsonland Remake This Summer
2. Re: Crimsonland Remake This Summer May 6, 2014, 20:13 jacobvandy
 
This was one of my favorite top-down shooters ever. I hope they do it justice.  
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
41. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 19:24 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on May 6, 2014, 18:53:
jacobvandy wrote on May 6, 2014, 17:34:
And how would you suggest they do that? Are they supposed to setup lie detector tests for developers new to Steam, or maybe hire detectives to stalk the developers and intercept any potential conspiratorial messages that lay out evil plans like stereotypical action movie villains? The community Greenlights it, and they buy it in Early Access, so they obviously thought it good enough by whatever measures were available. Discovering a major problem later on and then issuing refunds to whoever wants them is just about the most sensible thing that could happen with this kind of situation. Just because you have tons of money, that doesn't mean you should cave to pithy requests to throw it away.
The flaw in your point of view is that Steam had quality control and curation. Don't forget, not anyone could get their games sold on steam. Remember those days? I do. There was no greenlight, and no early access. There were none of these problems. How did they do it then?

The flaw in your point of view is that Greenlight and Early Access are inherently bad ideas. They're not. The vast majority of stuff that flows through is well-received (to varying degrees) and doesn't cause problems. Valve is interested in innovating digital distribution, not making knee-jerk over-reactions to a handful of bad apples. I will grant you that they do need to make some changes to the store to accommodate the influx of releases (which they've started to do, i.e. tags), but to say they should go back to when publisher representation was required is just asinine.
 
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News Comments > Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds
34. Re: Valve Offering Earth: Year 2066 Refunds May 6, 2014, 17:34 jacobvandy
 
And how would you suggest they do that? Are they supposed to setup lie detector tests for developers new to Steam, or maybe hire detectives to stalk the developers and intercept any potential conspiratorial messages that lay out evil plans like stereotypical action movie villains? The community Greenlights it, and they buy it in Early Access, so they obviously thought it good enough by whatever measures were available. Discovering a major problem later on and then issuing refunds to whoever wants them is just about the most sensible thing that could happen with this kind of situation. Just because you have tons of money, that doesn't mean you should cave to pithy requests to throw it away.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 20:55 jacobvandy
 
That's because FPS games don't have dozens of hotkeys. Except ARMA, and everybody hates those controls.  
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News Comments > Steam April 2014 HW/SW Survey
15. Re: Steam April 2014 HW/SW Survey May 5, 2014, 14:30 jacobvandy
 
Meh, I turn mine off every night, or if I'm going to work and not running a download.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 May 4, 2014, 13:23 jacobvandy
 
I read a few days ago, DayZ had passed 2 million copies sold after 19 weeks in Early Access.

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News Comments > Free Blizzard Oldies
10. Re: Free Blizzard Oldies May 3, 2014, 03:28 jacobvandy
 
I've never heard of Blizzard wanting your DL... What use could they possibly have for that? You sure you weren't being phished? Or are you just being facetious?  
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News Comments > Free Natural Selection 2 Map
9. Re: Free Natural Selection 2 Map May 2, 2014, 20:36 jacobvandy
 
They sure fucked up leaving out combat mode.  
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News Comments > Free Natural Selection 2 Map
5. Re: Free Natural Selection 2 Map May 2, 2014, 14:05 jacobvandy
 
nimski wrote on May 2, 2014, 13:28:
TychoCelchuuu wrote on May 2, 2014, 11:20:
Of all the servers that run NS2Stats, the win rate is 54% aliens 46% Marines, which isn't so bad.

Thanks, I'll give it a try again.. I stopped playing after a couple consecutive maps of 1-2 guys with jetpack/shotgun combos just wrecking the entire server. Glad it's been balanced out.

You will always have skilled players that can dominate... That's not a balance issue, at least not as far as game design.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - PC BloodRayne: Betrayal
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - PC BloodRayne: Betrayal May 1, 2014, 06:25 jacobvandy
 
I don't understand how they could fuck up this IP so bad. Sexy vampire inflicting shockingly gory violence on Nazis really hooked me when I was younger... Where did they go wrong? A victim of political correctness maybe?  
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News Comments > Hellraid Delayed for Overhaul
6. Re: Hellraid Delayed for Overhaul May 1, 2014, 06:08 jacobvandy
 
Hellgate: London was awesome, too, at least until you ran into a show-stopper quest bug...  
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News Comments > Hellraid Delayed for Overhaul
1. Re: Hellraid Delayed for Overhaul Apr 30, 2014, 19:51 jacobvandy
 
Looking forward to this. Will probably buy in to EA.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 30, 2014, 19:51 jacobvandy
 
Shit man, lotta actors kicking it lately.  
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News Comments > Soldak's Next Game
1. Re: Soldak's Next Game Apr 30, 2014, 19:36 jacobvandy
 
You know, I've been a pretty big fan of zombie games... But even I have to admit that it's getting to be a bit ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Stronghold 2 Video Diary
1. Re: Stronghold 2 Video Diary Apr 29, 2014, 19:30 jacobvandy
 
Missing 'Crusader' in the title made me do a double-take... There's already a Stronghold 2, from almost a decade ago.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Gameplay Trailer
6. Re: Wolfenstein Gameplay Trailer Apr 29, 2014, 19:00 jacobvandy
 
It's not too difficult to get a feel for where the center of the screen is to be able to shoot without crosshairs, or some people even physically mark the center of any screen they use primarily for gaming with a Sharpie dot. But considering this appears to be the console version, I'd say it's just aim-assist. The kind where it will change the trajectory of your shot off of dead-center in order to hit the target you were "close enough" to aiming at.  
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