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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+
14. Re: Wasteland 2 Kickstarter Concludes at $3M+ Apr 17, 2012, 13:57 Riker
 
Excellent! $15 was a bargain. Can't wait to see what they do with it.  
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News Comments > Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers
5. Re: Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers Apr 14, 2012, 14:59 Riker
 
It really does sound like an amazing place to work. They seem to focus on hiring generally smart people with good work ethic, and then let them sort things out. I need to find a better job.  
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News Comments > Apple's Cook Visits Valve?
10. Re: Apple's Cook Visits Valve? Apr 13, 2012, 22:34 Riker
 
Valve is designing an exclusive flagship game for Apple's new iPanel TV/console/living room appliance. You heard it here first!

More realistically, I wonder if perhaps Apple will use Steam as its primary game delivery system for iPanel. But then Apple already has the app store. Hmmm.

And how does this tie in to Valve's hardware aspirations? The plot thickens.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock
57. Re: Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock Apr 12, 2012, 00:31 Riker
 
Icewind wrote on Apr 11, 2012, 23:23:
The magic system is IDENTICAL to Dungeon Master. I'm guessing you're a young pup, right?

I'm in my 30s. I just don't like it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock
42. Re: Ships Ahoy - Legend of Grimrock Apr 11, 2012, 22:26 Riker
 
Fun so far.

Magic system is shit, shit, shit. I was surprised and disappointed to discover that combat is a real-time whack-a-mole clickfest rather than turn-based, but it's not a huge deal. But the option sure would be nice. And where's the goddamn health potions at?? But ya... fun so far.

 
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News Comments > Fallout Free on GOG.com
31. Re: Fallout Free on GOG.com Apr 6, 2012, 20:38 Riker
 
I'm jealous of you Fallout virgins. Oh to experience my first time again!  
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
138. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 5, 2012, 19:14 Riker
 
The problem isn't solely that the ending ignores everything personal about your journey; it's that it's a really shitty ending. The more analysis I read about it, the more pissed off I become.

They need to go back to the drawing board and retcon that motherfucker.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats Announced
22. Re: The Sims 3 Katy Perry’s Sweet Treats Announced Apr 3, 2012, 16:20 Riker
 
Man, I came here to make a subtle joke about Katy Perry, but I see we went from 0 to 100 in record time.  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions Announced
30. Re: Baldur's Gate Enhanced Editions Announced Mar 15, 2012, 21:55 Riker
 
And the award for most disappointing troll announcement is...  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs
17. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Bonus Missed by 1 Point; Obsidian Layoffs Mar 15, 2012, 21:52 Riker
 
That really sucks. Here's hoping this Kickstarter/fuck-the-publishers movement starts to transform the industry.  
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News Comments > Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning
36. Re: Double Fine Kickstart Ending; Wasteland 2 Kickstart Beginning Mar 13, 2012, 15:44 Riker
 
Music by Mike Morgan... the incredibly atmospheric music from Fallout 1 and 2 is among the very best video game music ever. Awesome.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Will Be Scrolls
8. Re: Scrolls Will Be Scrolls Mar 11, 2012, 15:40 Riker
 
I'm still never giving you another cent again, Bethesda. Suck it.  
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer
26. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer Mar 6, 2012, 15:03 Riker
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2012, 14:39:
Not even certain the FPS is still being worked on - we've seen nothing in over a year, right? At this point maybe they even renamed it.
That piece of shit is still in production, unfortunately. I'll take this XCOM reimagining over a throwaway FPS any day.
 
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News Comments > XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer
9. Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Trailer Mar 6, 2012, 10:48 Riker
 
Looks terrific. I'm surprised to read it's been in development since 2008... doesn't seem like a game like this would take that long, but I'm glad they're putting some time and effort and money into it.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Leaked
61. Re: Mass Effect 3 Leaked Mar 5, 2012, 16:04 Riker
 
This is news?  
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News Comments > BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities
19. Re: BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities Feb 27, 2012, 20:40 Riker
 
Um yeah, if BioWare wants to take an early retirement from MMOs, I'll be just fine with that.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Signups
30. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Signups Feb 22, 2012, 18:09 Riker
 
eunichron wrote on Feb 22, 2012, 15:25:
Well, with WoW on its last legs (for me anyway, I realize the game is still popular), and SW:TOR falling short, this is my last hope for MMOs. I'm sure it won't suck, but let's hope they can deliver on their promises.

I feel the same way. WoW was fun for its time, but I've been there, done that, and won't be returning. I had hoped SW:TOR would be great despite the dreadful impression I got every single time they released screenshots/videos/info for it, but after a few days, I was done. It's a failed piece of garbage and a shameless WoW rip-off; far from what I've come to expect from BioWare.

Guild Wars 2 has intrigued me for quite some time, daring to innovate and move beyond the sad, stale state of the MMORPG. I hope they pull it off.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Beta Signups
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 Beta Signups Feb 22, 2012, 14:08 Riker
 
Downloaded their scanner tool. It told me a network error has occurred, then says "Sorry. =("

Nice.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 19, 2012, 22:39 Riker
 
Amalur has completely consumed my weekend. Fantastic game. It wouldn't be nearly as fun without its kick-ass combat system, I suppose. Best action-RPG combat system ever.  
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News Comments > Warren Spector Lifetime Achievement Award
25. Re: Warren Spector Lifetime Achievement Award Feb 3, 2012, 21:02 Riker
 
Prez wrote on Feb 3, 2012, 20:37:
* I think Warren deserves just a bit more credit than Deus Ex....

Absolutley. Which is why I wish he'd go back to making games of the vein he's known for. The industry is losing its luminaries to mediocrity.

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