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News Comments > Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans?
15. Re: Syndicate Wars Revival Kickstarter Plans? May 20, 2013, 19:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I loved Syndicate, but thought SW was a step backwards in most ways. Would love to see a new game in the vein of the original, but I'm not gonna get my hopes up.  
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News Comments > Void of Darkness Announced
12. Re: Void of Darkness Announced May 19, 2013, 13:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Justin wrote on May 19, 2013, 09:38:
Hi er, I played the Drox Operative demo but could not get into it because of the combat. While combat is not the be all end all, I still want it to be as engaging as possible, when it does occur.

The trick will be to keep the player entertained enough to want to upgrade his ship. Since starting out with a fully upgraded ship to me isn't very fun at all. Which is why I take a page out of Starflight's book here, basic ship at the beginning. Perhaps you are at the mercy of more powerful aliens, but they should watch out once you roll out your upgrades.

Or you could probably go destroy their pirate bases just for ransoming you back when you couldn't defend yourself.

Looks like the game has potential. Reminds me somewhat of Escape Velocity Nova, which was a great game that gave you quite a bit of freedom and let you do things your way for the most part. The real key to games like this for me is that sense of freedom, and in having a lot of possibilities for things to do. You may not be able to do them all in one play-through, but that's not really a bad thing in my opinion.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews May 18, 2013, 18:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Akando wrote on May 18, 2013, 16:36:
Wow, hate speech much?

Hate speech? Seriously? I guess the bar must be rolling around on the ground these days...
 
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News Comments > Gimbal Expansion One
3. Re: Gimbal Expansion One May 18, 2013, 16:45 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dirwulf wrote on May 18, 2013, 16:02:
Reminds me of Virgin Interactive's SubSpace from 1997.

I played SubSpace pretty much constantly for a couple of years way back when. Great game. This looks like it could be pretty cool too.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend
11. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend May 17, 2013, 08:42 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kobalt wrote on May 17, 2013, 08:34:
No sprays no buy.
This. How else will I manage to keep up with the latest in bizarre fetish porn??
 
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale May 16, 2013, 22:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Prez wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:44:
Dark Souls at $7.50 is tempting. I know the game will make me cry like a girl because I have trouble with only moderately difficult games, but the gamer in me still wants to give it the old college try. I am a little surprised that the Amazon listing shows it requires Steam AND GFWL, but I already learned to put up with the horrible GFWL when I played Dawn of War 2 and Dead Rising 2, so no biggie.

nin wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:30:
Narf2029 wrote on May 16, 2013, 22:24:
Steamworks Allthumbsup

Yup.

Same here. I'd be happy if every game ever made ever again used Steamworks myself.

Mostly because you couldn't possibly keep track of all the crap you own without your Steam library.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale May 10, 2013, 00:15 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on May 9, 2013, 23:23:
Dishonored and Skyrim for $15 each is a great deal. Lowest prices yet. $10 for New Vegas Ultimate Edition is a great deal too. If for some twisted reason you have yet to play any of these games, now's a good opportunity to do so.

Hitman: Absolution just dropped to $5 too on Amazon. It's not a very good Hitman game but if you enjoyed Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, you'll probably enjoy Absolution. For $5, you're not exactly taking a huge risk.

I've never bought from GamersGate before. Is there anything different about them compared to sites like GreenManGaming? Will I get a Steam key for the game?

They're currently out of keys for Dishonored too apparently, but I'm gonna be gone all weekend anyway, so I can wait I guess.
 
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion DLC Next Month
3. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion DLC Next Month May 10, 2013, 00:06 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on May 9, 2013, 21:26:
This franchise died when it suddenly required Steam, most ironic that its success was firmly grounded in it being primarily a superior 4x option compared to Steam's offerings.

No Steam shills, or other manufactured opinions entertained.


No Steam trolls, or other vapid opinions entertained.

Just in case you were wondering how ridiculous you sound...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Economy Follow-up
4. Re: Diablo III Economy Follow-up May 8, 2013, 21:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kosumo wrote on May 8, 2013, 21:12:
dj LiTh wrote on May 8, 2013, 21:02:
Closed Betas wrote on May 8, 2013, 20:41:
If you dupe gold on a game that features a real money marketplace. Are you not committing a counter-fitting crime? I'd be interested to see where a lawsuit could take this kind of cheating...

Nope, its the players that decide if the (duped) gold is worth it. A fool and his money...

With all due respect to dj Lith, I'm with Closed Betas on this, I would like to see what a govnement some where says about.

If they don't have the clout of a big bank or hedge fund, then yeah, it could easily be illegal. If you can afford a bunch of good lawyers, then you're fine. It's just financial innovation.

Wonder how many lawyers you can buy with 100 billion D3 gold...
 
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News Comments > EA Dropping Licensed Firearms
1. Re: EA Dropping Licensed Firearms May 7, 2013, 19:52 Wowbagger_TIP
 
They say recent shootings and the NRA's attempts to shift blame for them onto the games industry did not factor into this

Yeah... I don't buy that at all, but whatever. I wouldn't blame them at all for wanting to kick the NRA in the nuts for that BS. Then I remember this is EA, and I wish they'd just pummel each others' nuts mercilessly.
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal
17. Re: Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal May 1, 2013, 19:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Julio wrote on May 1, 2013, 18:52:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 1, 2013, 08:48:
So DRM-free for backers. This is different than SRR how?

It's clear in what they wrote. Not to mention they're being much more honest and upfront about things. No mention of DRM at all, unless you would prefer it on Steam than GOG.

"For both Torment and Wasteland 2, we're not using Steamworks and you won't be forced to use any single retailer option to access any part of the game or be able to use modding. We'll put the game on retailers that use DRM, like Steam or Origin, sure, because our backers can decide for themselves if they prefer that option, and we're agnostic to where you get the game."
So they're promising more than SRR did. Good for them. Still don't get the whining about SRR though. People seem to have made up their own ideas of what they should deliver rather than what they said they'd deliver.
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal
13. Re: Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal May 1, 2013, 08:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Julio wrote on May 1, 2013, 08:10:
Fibrocyte wrote on May 1, 2013, 05:40:
Julio wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 19:50:
A KS that over delivers when they don't have to. Glad to have funded this.

Did you read about the DRM fiasco going on with this game? You better back out, Julio! Dun dun dun...

There's no DRM fiasco for this game. Good try though.

"For both Torment and Wasteland 2, we're not using Steamworks and you won't be forced to use any single retailer option to access any part of the game or be able to use modding. We'll put the game on retailers that use DRM, like Steam or Origin, sure, because our backers can decide for themselves if they prefer that option, and we're agnostic to where you get the game."

So DRM-free for backers. This is different than SRR how?
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Supporters Get Classic Pack
2. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Supporters Get Classic Pack May 1, 2013, 00:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
gilly775 wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 10:02:
They could get even more funding by offering something around the $15.00 tier. There are many other TBS kickstarter games that offered that tier, even if limited, yet these guys said they didn't think it was fair to have a tier at that level, especially a limited one.

That's just kind of dumb. Most every other KS has done that, and people don't seem to find it unfair. We all want to see the game get made. Some are just willing and able to kick in more than others, and get a few extra perks for it.
 
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News Comments > Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal
9. Re: Torment Kickstarter Makes Final Goal May 1, 2013, 00:07 Wowbagger_TIP
 
The ideas they've talked about for the strongholds sound pretty cool. I'm really excited for this game. Just glad I'll have Shadowrun, Wasteland 2 and Grim Dawn coming out before then to keep me busy while I'm waiting...  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Preorders
9. Re: Shadowrun Returns Preorders May 1, 2013, 00:03 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 23:19:
The DRM fiasco always struck me as silly. They never promised that the game would always be DRM-free. They just stated that backers would be able to choose a DRM-free version of the game. They also never said that the DRM-free version would get access to all the post-release content.

Julio and some others have been in non-stop bitch-mode since they clarified the DRM issue. They somehow interpreted it to mean something other than what they actually said during the KS. I couldn't care less if they ever buy the game or not. I'm glad it's getting made, and I hope we see more SR games, or at least DLC.

Saw the matrix demo they recently posted too, and now I'm really looking forward to seeing what kinds of stuff will be done with the editor.
 
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News Comments > Worlds of Magic Kickstarted
5. Re: Worlds of Magic Kickstarted Apr 25, 2013, 23:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Keith wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 21:03:
I'm already in. Looks solid and I've been getting an almost daily "World of Magic" kickstarter update that has all the latest details. I've kickstarted a couple of other projects and this is the first one to keep me in the loop. Although I didn't play the original Masters of Magic this game is based on, I am a total Age of Wonders fan. Since Elemental sucks, I am hoping this or AoW III will fill my TBS void.

Elemental sucked, but by all accounts, Fallen Enchantress/Legendary Heroes is quite good.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2013, 23:01 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 22:10:
How could that idiot not think she'd get caught? Oh right, she works in PR to begin with.

Good on the judge for jailing that clown!

And good on the other judge for fining himself.

She should've gotten jail time. That's kind of bullshit that you can steal that much money and not do any time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2013, 23:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
HBO and Showtime have some of the best shows on TV right now, and profanity and nudity definitely play a part. But then they play a part in real life too, and the way some regular TV shows try to walk the line without going over just comes off as contrived usually.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified
107. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified Apr 15, 2013, 08:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Julio wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 06:03:
Flatline wrote on Apr 14, 2013, 21:40:
Because you're a dipshit.
And I think you're one. Though shockingly I agree with Beamer on something that there is no real recourse.

So to sum up this thread:
-DRM is good (if its Steam)
-Steam is good
-Any thing not mentioned by someone running a kickstarter is a mistake/the backer's fault for not knowing and good
-Save points are good
-Anything SR is good no matter what
-Loot is bad
-Anyone who disagrees is bad

I think I've got the general opinion down
Well, that pretty much solidified my opinion of you, so thanks for that.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified
83. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Clarified Apr 14, 2013, 13:37 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kajetan wrote on Apr 14, 2013, 12:00:
Krovven wrote on Apr 14, 2013, 11:29:
That's irrational and an extremely thin argument. You and a few others are reading into something that isn't there and never was there, simply to justify your irrational whining.
You, sir, are the winner of this discussion. Your interpretation of reality is by far the weirdest shit i've read in this thread. You simple define the facts you have presented yourself as not existant, because these facts dont fit into your world view. Not bad, sir, not bad ...

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Except that he's exactly right. You ARE assuming things that were never said by HBS. And KS is based on donations, not investments, not purchase transactions, just donations. They offer rewards for those donations you make in the hope that they will be able to deliver the thing you want. HBS is delivering on exactly what they said they would to those that donated. Nothing was promised to be DRM free beyond the Berlin campaign, and nothing at all was promised to non-backers. If you don't like it, you can get a refund.

You seem to be the one with the weird interpretation here.
 
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