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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > STRAFE Trailer
17. Re: STRAFE Trailer Feb 1, 2015, 11:17 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 02:59:
Soulburner wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 18:18:
And you know what? There are no more games like this. So many secret areas, possibilities to go a different route than the obvious one, like jumping into the water and going around. No respawning monsters, only occasionally spawning/teleporting in, but when you explore, you can see them walking around the map.

By the time quake came out we were getting overloaded with great games from many genres and attention was splitting between games, like warcraft 2, descent 2, and many others back then. There was an avalanche of first person shoooter games.

There certainly was not an avalanche of first person shooter games, that's false -- there were precious few, and 3d was in its infancy. Now we could google which games were first person back in the 90's, but the reality is few heard of them then or now. And more importantly the vast majority of people had neither the internet or a computer. And those who did, fewer still knew how to setup games on them.

Quake was heads above anything prior in both tech and gameplay due to the design both aesthetically, functionally, and technically, was built with 3d during the 3d tech explosion, and allowed internet play directly - not even considering the many multiplayer offshoots mentioned which propelled it's popularity far beyond anything else considered competition -- which there was none until UT.


 
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News Comments > Evolve Solo Trailer
9. Re: Evolve Solo Trailer Jan 31, 2015, 19:20 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 17:11:
Axis wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 12:26:
You can experience everything Evolve has to offer offline, playing single player.

Offline Bot matches is nothing to get excited about, but nice spin! Good for practice if the online game warrants it, but then a snooze fest after the initial learning period.

I was hopeful for the game after playing the several closed sessions -- but it's not for me after seeing all the silly crap going on after "release".
Meh, I play most of my arena shooters either offline or in coop with one or two other persons I know. Online with strangers just means I'll play very little of it, and thus not worth my money.

Complete opposite for me, I get little satisfaction playing against bots, and almost never coop. But puttin the beatdown to the masses while occasionally getting the beatdown on me - that's good for the heart!
 
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News Comments > STRAFE Trailer
12. Re: STRAFE Trailer Jan 31, 2015, 17:02 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:31:
Axis wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 12:47:
Nothing was more fun or cutting edge than Quake at the time, and its kinda surprising that QL is still the most solid form of competitive FPS's out there damn near 20 years later.

Depends on when and what you gamed on. I had a preference for doom 2 multiplayer LAN and Kahn/Kali Warcraft 2 and Descent 1/2. I didn't start heavily playing multiplayer quake until quake 2 since I had played deathmatch a lot with Doom 2 and Duke nukem 3D over LAN.

I could never get into quake single player, it just ate balls compared to dooms. Serious Sam 1st and 2nd encounter are really Dooms successor. While every iD software game from quake on didn't really inherit the over the top action game design philosophy from doom.

I'd take serious sam style SP design over doom 3 anyday.

Ahh the days of IPX... Ya I loved the descent series as well, another game king that has never been usurped by a modern version.

Ya JD I've not seen anything about Overwatch since it's announcement, just waiting to see what becomes of it, hopefully it's good.
 
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News Comments > STRAFE Trailer
8. Re: STRAFE Trailer Jan 31, 2015, 12:47 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 09:25:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 07:20:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 06:12:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 00:57:
If you want to make a good old-school shooter, you need to have interesting weapons and enemies. STRAFE doesn't seem to have either.

I'll reserve judgement until I play it. Halo 1 had bog standard fps weapons but ended up being a fun romp until the library.

How a game feels when you play it is the most important.

Halo wasn't old-school in any way. Super slow movement, regenerating health/shields, linear levels, two-weapon limits... about as far from old-school as you can get.

I know that, the point being was halo was a step down from PC fps games but it ended up still being fun to play. A game should be rated on whether it is ultimately fun or not.

Nothing was more fun or cutting edge than Quake at the time, and its kinda surprising that QL is still the most solid form of competitive FPS's out there damn near 20 years later. I'd still play it hadcore, but I burnt out having spent so many years clanning and playing every iteration of quake -- QWTF, Lithium, RA, Insta, TWCTF, throughout the Q1,Q2,Q3.

I do load up QL occasionally, but my bread and butter these days is TF2 for competitive FPS. Ready for something new, been too long. I don't think strafe is it, but am glad they're attempting to make something like it.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Solo Trailer
7. Re: Evolve Solo Trailer Jan 31, 2015, 12:26 Axis
 
You can experience everything Evolve has to offer offline, playing single player.

Offline Bot matches is nothing to get excited about, but nice spin! Good for practice if the online game warrants it, but then a snooze fest after the initial learning period.

I was hopeful for the game after playing the several closed sessions -- but it's not for me after seeing all the silly crap going on after "release".
 
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News Comments > Bot Colony Ending
16. Re: Bot Colony Ending Jan 30, 2015, 23:28 Axis
 
My take?

If a game took over $20,000,000, has been around for 9 months, and I never heard of it till now (and likely most of you), then either they were completely inept at getting the word out, or there's some untruths going on...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 29, 2015, 10:53 Axis
 
Creston wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 10:37:
Because Elon Musk is on the case, Bill!

Oh, he actually says that himself. I did like this part, though:

First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned.

Well, because I'm more concerned with making sure I have enough money to pay all my bills and keep food on my table. And whether the place I work for is going to survive the current oil prices.

The idea whether AI is going to kill me three decades from now is not really high on my list of immediate things to worry about. I guess when you're a billionaire that is the only left to freak out about.

I was coming in to say essentially the same thing, spot on Creston.
 
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News Comments > 8bitMMO Launches
7. Re: 8bitMMO Launches Jan 27, 2015, 15:50 Axis
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 27, 2015, 10:57:
If they can find an audience, more power too them. Content and features don't look that intriguing though. If I have to tolerate that level of graphics I need something more to grab me or at least Dwarf Fortress level detail.

I'd agree, but I'd settle for a *wee bit* less than DF detail level, that game still scares the shit outta me!
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Dawns
15. Re: Dying Light Dawns Jan 27, 2015, 15:46 Axis
 
I can afford pretty much whatever I want, but haven't plunked down > $40 for a game sight unseen in the past decade.

And even after I've seen it, almost no AAA gets full price from me. Maybe GTA V after the first few reviews come in and go through my *bullshit/shill/nub filter*, but no guarantee.
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced
4. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 20:30 Axis
 
Extremely popular among the youth, a good portion of my son's friends dig these games. Me, not so much.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 14:00 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 13:49:
Axis wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 13:43:
Absolutely JD, it's a fairly common crossover - when you are young it's easy to get into consoles, then when you get older and see what you can do on a PC platform you "Evolve!".

I'd bet most of us have. Atari 2600 right to TI99 for me. Many of my friends and their kids same story.

I do get tired of all the new "PLS CONTROLLER for x game on steam", but I'm glad they're discovering PC gaming - won't be long before their pc controller collects is only dusted off for the occasional platforming type game...

And then when you get older still you go back to consoles because you have limited time and they just work.

Sorry, this whole thing of "mature people use PCs" seems a bit off. I'd guess PC usage peaks in the early 20s then falls off again when building, tuning and tweaking becomes a lot less fun.

Personally, I'm still playing FC4 and am shocked to see how much better it plays in videos I'm watching on YouTube on the new consoles. It's an entirely different game. And yeah, I could build/upgrade to play it like that on my PC, but I'd need a new processor and a new GPU. I could spend $300 on a 970, or I could spend $350 on an Xbox One. Both will play games that look comparable to each other.

I'm not going to do either, but the value proposition and time-saving of a console is definitely a real thing.

Beamer just makes up shit to formulate an argument that isn't there. Where did I say "mature people use PCs"? I said consoles are EASY TO GET INTO, which means they are kid-friendly and PC gaming is not. Once PC gaming is, they slowly migrate. Most people do. It's called learning development, and even if they don't use them for gaming (which most do), they learn them in schools and continue to do so more and more throughout their school years. I've only said 100s of times I have consoles here too.

As for your "pc usage peaks" what a load of crap again, this isn't some kind of scientific thing we're talking about here, we're talking simple growing pains. Getting older doesn't mean tweaking/tuning gets less fun, or your own capability to build a system but you feel you graphics are most important so it's not worth it. You talk out of your ass and are WAY off too much, I'm guessing it's to justify some of your internal disagreements, but it's annoying as hell regardless.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 13:43 Axis
 
Absolutely JD, it's a fairly common crossover - when you are young it's easy to get into consoles, then when you get older and see what you can do on a PC platform you "Evolve!".

I'd bet most of us have. Atari 2600 right to TI99 for me. Many of my friends and their kids same story.

I do get tired of all the new "PLS CONTROLLER for x game on steam", but I'm glad they're discovering PC gaming - won't be long before their pc controller collects is only dusted off for the occasional platforming type game...
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Recruiting for "Next Borderlands"
15. Re: Gearbox Recruiting for Jan 26, 2015, 13:38 Axis
 
Go persistent ARPG/FPS or go home, and not some Chinese Exclusive thanks...

 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Sets FPS Record
2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Sets FPS Record Jan 26, 2015, 13:35 Axis
 
I still pull it up on occasion. It's no TF/Quake network code, but it's fun for a bit at a time.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 10:53 Axis
 
Zzzz...

Nothng new except D12, and even then any real world "improvements" are yet to be seen. Everything else is business as usual.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
24. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 23:56 Axis
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 23:34:
The tears of trolls and back handed compliments in this thread are pretty ridiculous.

First troll I've seen in this thread is right there in my quote.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
21. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 23:51 Axis
 
fiftykyu wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 21:28:
Hmmm, I loved all those old RPGs, Bard's Tale, Might & Magic, Ultima, Wizardry, plus a bunch of others I can't remember. Taking notes, drawing maps on graph paper, with no internet to read all the spoilers...

Actually, now that I think about it, this sounds like the sort of thing I'd buy for the memories, and then forget to play. My Steam library is full of these nostalgia-fueled purchases, and I don't think I've finished a single one.

Divinity: Original Sin, Might & Magic X, Wasteland 2, etc. They sound great, I excitedly press the "add to cart" button, but somehow when I sit down to play I lose interest. Maybe you just can't go home again...

We're inspired by nostalgia, have fun for the honeymoon period of playtime, then reluctantly admit we've seen and done it hundreds of times before in as many different ways and move on... oddly satisfied.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
18. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 17:57 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:53:
Axis wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:42:
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
A 'whale' is the heart of the microtransaction business. The top 5% of spenders that support the other 95% of free-loading or small-time-spending players in a free-to-play or buy-to-play environment... I am shocked you're not familiar with that term.

Interesting, I did not know that - thanks for the explanation. *shuffles it into memory*

It just means you don't pay much attention to the F2P market. Which is a good thing!

Well I pay attention to it if it's a good game!

I prolly spent $200 or so on PoE which I consider the finest f2p game to date, but I've yet to ever see someone mention that term during the inhumane amount of time I've spent in it.

 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Announced
6. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:45 Axis
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
Enh, never cared for BT. And W2 was a big let down, so if Torment isn't great I'll likely end up blowing this off entirely.

There's absolutely no way you were even born when Bard's Tale took us old people by storm, so don't even pretend.

But since you also mentioned W2, I can only assume you think he's talking about the newer Bards Tale, which did indeed suck.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced
12. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Expansion Announced Jan 24, 2015, 15:42 Axis
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 15:39:
A 'whale' is the heart of the microtransaction business. The top 5% of spenders that support the other 95% of free-loading or small-time-spending players in a free-to-play or buy-to-play environment... I am shocked you're not familiar with that term.

Interesting, I did not know that - thanks for the explanation. *shuffles it into memory*
 
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