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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
83. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 23, 2016, 22:12 Quboid
 
Glory Kills are forced on the player in that these weird, unbelievable stunned enemies that regenerate health if you don't finish them off. Even if you don't do the kill, the effects can not be avoided. (I turned off the shine, they still look silly.)

It's ridiculously pedantic to claim that they are optional just because the actual action isn't forced on you. They are pushed on the player in every fight and the game is balanced accordingly.

Glory kills are optional in the same way that completing Dark Souls with a fake guitar is an option. I'd agree with that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 19:40 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 17:56:
Beyond all that -- even if you were correct right about all that... thinking you are going to get a better decision out of the electorate is lunacy. As I said, all your going to get is the decision pushed by popular talk radio hosts and major media outlets.

Wisdom of the Crowd. People on the extreme on each side will, in theory, cancel each other out. Apparently it's remarkably effective at estimating the number of jelly beans in a jar and really, isn't politics all about estimating jelly beans?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 16:13 Quboid
 
MattyC wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 20:26:
Quboid wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 18:22:
As someone who was still on dialup into the new millennium

Everyone stay calm... If he didn't touch you, cough on you, or look in your general direction you should be fine. The rest of you will need to gather all the steel wool and matches you can carry while we unsoiled flee to safety.

Elitist!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 14:38 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 11:00:
Best comment I've heard about Brexit was someone saying (paraphrased): "A lot of the people I've talked to in favor of leaving sound a lot like Trump supporters." I'm sure that caused some laughs and clenched fists.

The pathetic thing is that the posters these people have up all over the place say that the money they pretend we spend on the EU would be better spent on the NHS. That's Michael Gove and Boris Johnson making this claim.

This is like like the Tea Party claiming that immigration should be stopped so that Obamacare can be funded. Not only is it based on a lie but the notion that these far right nutjobs (who will be in power if Leave wins) would spend the supposed saving on government healthcare is insulting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 18:22 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 17:39:
Here in Calgary, Alberta.. I was one of the first people to ever get a Coaxial Cable Modem, the 1996 Cyber Wave modem that was white. I used to ping about 30 ms on quake servers back then and I was definitely a LPB. But the bane of an LPB was always a HPB which would warp step around the map... hard to predictive shoot and kill those guys, which is why those lag switches were introduced for cheating.

As someone who was still on dialup into the new millennium, I will always play the world's tiniest violin for LPBs who were affected by me and my fellow members of the 200 Plus club. Oh gee, sorry MY SUFFERING isn't pleasant for you to look at.

   
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: In other news.... Jun 22, 2016, 15:22 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 15:08:
Took longer then expected but I am officially a High School Graduate.

Graduation gifts should be limited to Steam Gift Cards, Alcohol delivered to my door, and a full body massage by Chris Evans (Captain America suit is optional, but must bring the shield).

Special thanks to Batz for all his help, support, and someone I could aspire to be like, especially after this last year.

You wot mate?

Congratulations!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 13:52 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:24:
Creston wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:10:
Ads would very likely kill Netflix for me. If they do that I might as well go back to just watching TV.

I agree. A few buck more a month is nothing compared to the constant interruptions.

And I think they know that. Or at least I hope they do.



They know that this would only cost them 50% of their subscribers.

Alternatively, these polls only really answer the questions "Do you want ads" and "Do you want to pay more".
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Fools and their money Jun 22, 2016, 13:34 Quboid
 
Mk III. Not exactly "exactly" the same actually.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 13:29 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 13:06:
Man, I haven't heard the term LPB in a loooooooooooooong time.

Happy Birthday, Quake!

Knowing this is definitely a sign of old age. Like knowing what the "save" icon represents.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2016, 10:17 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 09:54:
Quake: The game that made everyone guy buy a pentium, and then a card that ran glide...

Also...


edit:
CBS Sets Fall 2016 Premiere Dates.

Slow day?


I've just realised that I have never listened to the music from either Quake or the original Doom. Not the soundtracks, not in-game. I should really do something about that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Fools and their money Jun 21, 2016, 23:21 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 22:16:
In other news, bitcoin was spotted driving around in a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO

I wonder what it's like to drive that. Shameless segue: I've been driving a 1972 Triumph GT6 (exactly like this but with the wheel on the other side, and with more rust) a bit recently. It's fun when you've got a clear road but it's quite a lot of work in heavy traffic, driving quickly is easier (relatively quick - it's slower than most vehicles).

It looks and sounds cool, so everyone knows I have a huge penis. Right?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 21, 2016, 22:18 Quboid
 
Anyone watching the Copa America? It's getting a little Messi for the US men's soccer team.

Has Archer been good recently? I saw the episodes back when they were called ISIS but haven't seen after season ... 4? It ended in space, verging on jumping the shark.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 21, 2016, 16:43 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:52:
Supercell's operating income last year was about 1 billion, btw. And there's your valuation.

Not if mobile developers continue to be one-hit wonders; if that's the case then Supercell have peaked. I am certainly no expert but I haven't heard of any of their other games.

Tencent now own the 2 highest grossing games of 2015, according to an article linked near the bottom of this one.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
30. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 21, 2016, 16:19 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:39:
El Pit wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 15:27:
Alamar wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 14:01:
Almost good enough... What's the point of having a limited time demo, on a game that's already complete?

When it's just like every other demo that exists forever, I'll consider trying it, at which point, they might even make another sale... Otherwise, I'll throw it on isthereanydeal.com and pick it up in 2-3 years... Also note, I don't care about the MP, so there's no rush to get in on that action...

That will show em. I'm sure id is quaking in their boots. (see what I did there)

You mean id is doomed?

Despite his rage, or due to it, it's not all that keen for his money. Also, Wolfenstein Dangerous Dave.

That's so Raven.
 
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News Comments > Offworld Trading Company Toolkit DLC
5. Re: Offworld Trading Company Toolkit DLC Jun 21, 2016, 15:41 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 20:26:
5 bucks for a fucking map editor?!?

We get to pay to make their content for them. Thank you Stardock!
 
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News Comments > Free Europa Universalis IV Music DLC
4. Re: Free Europa Universalis IV Music DLC Jun 21, 2016, 13:41 Quboid
 
I wonder why Stellaris is selling so well. Is it PDS grand strategy fans who are fed up with samey historical games, or a new audience?  
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News Comments > Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities
18. Re: Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities Jun 21, 2016, 13:26 Quboid
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 12:14:
Quboid wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 12:10:
I heard somewhere - possibly a Quill18 video - that you won't build roads/etc anymore. They are placed automatically, I think based on trade routes. I'll see how it works out, but this is one change I'm not happy about.
The developer was talking about this in their E3 on stage interview/gameplay video.
Just out of curiosity why does this change bother you?

I hadn't seen that, thanks for the link.

I see Civilization as a fundamentally constructive game, even though combat is a large part of it. Placing roads is one part of constructing my nation. Unstacked cities will more than make up for this, especially as:
1) There's typically one route that is best, so creativity is limited anyway
2) Turns out, you can build your own roads later
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities
16. Re: Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities Jun 21, 2016, 12:10 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 09:30:
Numinar wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 09:26:
It's an area that needs to be messed with, even if it already worked ok previously just to mix up the visuals a little. Reduce worker micro, make terrain look more varied. Civ Rev, IV and V all visualize city improvements well, but it doesn't stop the rest of the world from looking like cut and paste blandness. (At least the rail and road spam from II has yet to return).

To be fair, from the air, everything in the world does seem to be copy and paste blandness within any given region.

If the maps are of any tangible size there will definitely be railroad (or whatever replaces it) spam.. how else to move stuff with the 1 unit rule without going insane?

I heard somewhere - possibly a Quill18 video - that you won't build roads/etc anymore. They are placed automatically, I think based on trade routes. I'll see how it works out, but this is one change I'm not happy about.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
13. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 21, 2016, 11:15 Quboid
 
I've read studies that confirm that demos do hurt sales, as well as being an expensive way to get publicity. There is an element that people are happy just playing the demo but it was more about people finding that the game just isn't what they hoped - it's a lot easier to make a game sound amazing on paper.

On the other hand, these studies were very general. I think there are cases were a demo could be beneficial and Doom is such a case. Plenty of us were pretty fed up with the FPS genre and had low expectations for another reboot, not helped by a generally badly received multiplayer beta. The demo will help word of mouth spread too.

Doom is mixed for me. I was talked into the Glory Kill system on paper (i.e. by people on here) but after trying the demo, I don't like that feature. Otherwise it is excellent. The demo has made me more likely to buy it.
 
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News Comments > Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities
11. Re: Civilization VI's Unstacked Cities Jun 21, 2016, 09:04 Quboid
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 05:18:
Kosumo wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 05:03:
What is your problem with 'streamlining'? Do you not believe that they can change things for the best?

If you are not keen on Civ 6 you can keep playing Civ 5 or 4 or 3 and be happy.

You make a lot of assumptions there. About my motives and about the motives of the developers. I asked a few questions and you were good enough to answer them, thank you. As for 'streamlining', its all the rage and has been since the end of the 90s. Look how it turned out in nearly every single game ever produced since 2001. Yeah, so while there may be exceptions, my answer to your question is, NO, I don't really believe that they can change things for the best, not if they keep 'streamlining' and taking away game mechanics from games in general, and probably not with Civ VI in particular.

So Kosumo's assumptions were correct? They have changed one unit and completely changed how cities work, this does not look at all streamlined to me.

I'd also assume that they've worked on pillaging and AI so it works with their new cities. I know that the military district can defend its self like old 1-tile cities can.
 
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