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Real Name Tessier Ashpoole   
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Signed On Apr 26, 2011, 18:32
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
15. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 19, 2014, 23:30 Primalchrome
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 20:56:
Sucks to be a one trick pony.
This. Despite all the yapping at release about it being the "FUTURE OF FPS", this game was one dimensional. It had a stompy robot gimmick....but it was about as complex as a matchlock.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 14, 2014, 21:50 Primalchrome
 
harlock wrote on Dec 14, 2014, 21:28:
plenty of people are really fucking stupid
The Wizard's first rule : "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true."

Love that quote.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Resumes
8. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Resumes Dec 12, 2014, 22:09 Primalchrome
 
This is very unlike Valve. I hope this lack of foresight (let alone QA) is not a sign of things to come.  
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News Comments > Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale
2. Re: Free Age of Wonders with GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 4, 2014, 10:18 Primalchrome
 
I'm still on the fence with Xenonauts. I really want it....but everything I read makes me feel like it's a <$15 title. Sigh.  
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News Comments > WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release
15. Re: WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release Nov 21, 2014, 20:24 Primalchrome
 
Ceribaen wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 13:09:
In this case, WH:T was intentionally not to be a table top replacement because Privateer Press doesn't want that.
I've been interested in it off and on, the original concept I think was supposed to have been more of a first person style control with the warcaster with tactical combat
....no. You're either talking out your ass or you're confusing this game with something else. From the kickstarter forward it was supposed to be a turn based implementation very similar to the table top ruleset. They succeeded in this. A similar implementation to Space Hulk or Blood Bowl's different forays into PC gaming.
 
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News Comments > WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release
4. Re: WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release Nov 21, 2014, 11:24 Primalchrome
 
This isn't a WH40k game. It is an adaptation of Warmachine....totally different table top system. More of a small unit tactical feel than WH40k's massive units slugging it out.

I got in on the Kickstarter for WM:T and have played it a few times as it was being developed. It isn't flawless, but I've genuinely enjoyed the time I've spent playing. If you want a general feel for how the game works, there are plenty of threads in the forum and there will be gameplay video reviews up by the end of the day.

(For the record, I wouldn't recommend buying it until a couple of patches come out. They're only coming out of Early Access because of contractual obligations.)

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2014, 11:17 Primalchrome
 
Happy Birthday, Blue!  
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News Comments > New Steam Early Access Guidelines
3. Re: New Steam Early Access Guidelines Nov 20, 2014, 21:00 Primalchrome
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 20:05:
Craft the World. OH BY THE WAY IT AIN'T FUCKIN FINISHED. MADE YAH LOOK, IDIOT
While I agree with the general opinion, Craft the World is functional and releases in 4 days.
 
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
8. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 20:54 Primalchrome
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 19:55:
I came back and have to say that I'm very impressed with WoW, probably as much as I was the first time I ever played back in Beta.
I'm not trolling....genuinely curious... What changed that impressed you and made it so enjoyable?
 
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News Comments > Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale
3. Re: Mount&Blade Free on GOG.com Fall Sale Nov 12, 2014, 22:00 Primalchrome
 
Is GOG borked? I can't access my library or check out my shopping cart...  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension Nov 12, 2014, 18:00 Primalchrome
 
What sort of rules changes? I thought Ascension just brought in new chapters, loadouts, marine progression, and hybrids? Most of that has been in previous TT versions of Hulk.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension Nov 12, 2014, 11:52 Primalchrome
 
That brings it down to ~$20... Not certain that the additions are worth it...  
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
63. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:43 Primalchrome
 
Kajetan wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:56:
Beamer wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:34:
Go DRM-free, though, and get rid of much of that process and many, many more people will avoid buying.
There is no proof of that. None at all.
Oh how quickly we forget. Napster/Limewire/Bearshare -> iTunes. iTunes (oh how I loathe you) made it convenient for the unwashed masses to get their shitty pop music. That and relatively little legal wrangling and file poisoning resulted in legitimate sales as opposed to the rampant piracy that came before. Convenience and reasonable pricing....beats piracy every time. There will always be those that pirate digital products....but when it's a bigger pain in the ass to do that than buy it, the numbers drop.

To bring it around...everyone I know...and probably everyone on this site have bought more games since Steam has been out. Yes, we're older and have more disposable income. The real drive behind the sales is convenience and pricing. Impulse buys. "I can't go wrong for $9.99" buys.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
60. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 13:38 Primalchrome
 
I use Steam. I refuse to install Origin. Why? Because EA has proven time and again that they are only in it for the yearly resale. In the past they have happily crippled games with the sole interest in driving their customers to the next 201X version. Valve games that I bought 10 years ago still work fine. As a consumer, my dollar will vote for the company that has shown loyalty to its clients.

Uplay? I have an account. Haven't felt the drive to buy a game there yet....but I'm willing to stray to another distro platform for the right titles/deals. That said, I am unwilling to have more than a couple of distro platforms clogging up my machine. Competition is good. But for centralized distro platforms...even a fair amount of dilution will be very bad for end users, particularly when market forces result in some of those platforms closing down.

There are enough games in my Steam library (and other libraries) that I could go a year with no purchases and still have a satisfying amount of game time.
 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
8. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Oct 25, 2014, 00:19 Primalchrome
 
Early Access games can win "Best Original Game" and "Best Indie Game"??? Or, a game that was essentially released as a mod two years ago and is now available in a poor bug ridden state?

Sweet mother.
 
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News Comments > Play Civilization V Free This Week
7. Re: Play Civilization V Free This Week Oct 20, 2014, 23:07 Primalchrome
 
I kind of enjoyed playing the vanilla release...and then again as each expansion came along. It felt like breathing new life into the title with each addition. Just one...more...turn....  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
3. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 15:39 Primalchrome
 
Yakubs wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 15:24:
She's just another suit that gets extra attention due to her looks. /snore
Man....I hope you never have a daughter reproduce.
 
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News Comments > Rebel Galaxy Announced
10. Re: Rebel Galaxy Announced Oct 15, 2014, 10:19 Primalchrome
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 22:16:
Wonder if they'll have to change the name.
That's funny, because even 30 seconds into the clip I thought it was based in the Star Wars universe.
"Rebel Galaxy"
"Star Destroyer"
...and the feel of the language the fish alien was speaking.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released
21. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Released Oct 14, 2014, 16:04 Primalchrome
 
I was late to the party and didn't get a BL title until BL2+DLC was on a Steam sale. The storyline and most of the DLC provided hundreds of hours of enjoyment. So much so that I'm happy to have spent $43 on BL:TPS.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2014, 18:01 Primalchrome
 
Congrats Blue!  
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