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No subject
Jan 27, 2004, 08:36
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No subject Jan 27, 2004, 08:36
Jan 27, 2004, 08:36
 
No Australian test yet? Meh, I should have known we'd get left out of the loop.

WoW sounds like it could be an above-average MMORPG, but I really hate Blizzard's cartoonish art-direction for their games. It makes it awfully hard to take their games seriously.

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Re: PoP is quality.
Jan 20, 2004, 17:19
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Re: PoP is quality. Jan 20, 2004, 17:19
Jan 20, 2004, 17:19
 
I was a fan of the original PoP all those years ago, so I was very excited to hear of a new addition to the franchise. SoT is an excellent game, very true to the cinematic gameplay of the original. There are a few puzzles/encounters which are a little annoying, but the time-reverse feature is a great little gimick and the action is a delight to behold. I strongly recommend it for anyone who enjoys intelligent platformers.

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Re: No subject
Jan 19, 2004, 20:43
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Re: No subject Jan 19, 2004, 20:43
Jan 19, 2004, 20:43
 
Capturing is my favourite means of gettign some quick cash. I have factories, but I love going out and snagging some Pirate ships and selling them off for upwards of 80,000 Cr. Sometimes I even find hornet missiles or 25 MW shields which I salvage for my own fleet.

I have an upgraded Nova at the moment, but I'm thinking of buying something different. I want to stick with a M3-class heavy fighter as the main ship I fly around in because it suits my play style, but I'm looking for something a little faster than the Nova. The Mamba looks awefully tempting, but I don't know if I want to sacrifice the excellent shields I have in my Nova for that huge speed boost.

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Fallout flashback
Jan 19, 2004, 20:05
1.
Fallout flashback Jan 19, 2004, 20:05
Jan 19, 2004, 20:05
 
Looks like someone has been playing Fallout...

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Re: Morrowind in space...
Jan 19, 2004, 16:45
61.
Re: Morrowind in space... Jan 19, 2004, 16:45
Jan 19, 2004, 16:45
 
Interesting to note that all of my friends who bought Morrowind also bought X2...

I bought the game, I recommended it to my friends. They came and watched me play it, then two of them bought it for themselves. One of them is now getting heavily into the very powerful in-game script editor. I do not regret buying this game. It is fun, relaxing, slow (yes, I like a change of pace every now and again) and excercises my brain cells.

Raven, it's pretty obvious that you don't like this game. That's fine, it's not made for everybody. But that does not make it a bad game which nobody should buy. It just makes it a niche game.

Re: your paranoid ramblings about the patch distribution. They say it is to make piracy harder, and I have no reason to doubt that. I wholeheartedly approve of anything that makes life even slightly more difficult for warez-scum, and registering for the Egosoft forums takes practically no time or effort. I don't get why people are whining about it.

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Re: The problem is...
Jan 18, 2004, 22:58
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Re: The problem is... Jan 18, 2004, 22:58
Jan 18, 2004, 22:58
 
Egad, how can people compare Freelancer to X2?!? Oh, I get it, because they both claim to be free-form space sims. In this department Freelancer fails, X2 wins. Freelancer is little more than a Wing-Commander style mission-based solo story (and a dull one at that) with the occasional trade mission. It is highly restrictive and the ships and weapons are severaly limited. Once you have the most powerful ship and most powerful guns, well, there's nothing else left to do is there? Except for fly into a sun and see what happens.

I tried. I bounced off it.

Freelancer is basically your twitch shooter with watered-down trading elements. It's complete lack of variety in ships and weapons was inexcusable - there's an obvious progression of X is more powerful than Y is more powerful than Z. In X2 each race has their own, dinstinct versions of the major ship classes and the player has to make important purchasing decisions based on their own individual play style.

No, X2 is not perfect, but it has achieved all that it set out to do - something that Freelancer did not.

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No subject
Jan 18, 2004, 16:17
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No subject Jan 18, 2004, 16:17
Jan 18, 2004, 16:17
 
I like X2. The initial release was buggy, but the 1.1 patch resolved most of my issues and fixed up my performance woes. It is one of the best 'sand-box' style games I have played and comparing it to Daikatana is completely unfair - but I should be used to that on the boards by now, shouldn't I?

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No subject
Jan 16, 2004, 19:02
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No subject Jan 16, 2004, 19:02
Jan 16, 2004, 19:02
 
If I ever decide to quit a job with a game development company to form an investment company, shoot me. Please.


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Re: Risky Pre-order Beta thing
Jan 8, 2004, 01:44
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Re: Risky Pre-order Beta thing Jan 8, 2004, 01:44
Jan 8, 2004, 01:44
 
BHD has good co-op, which is rare.

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Re: No subject
Jan 7, 2004, 07:32
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Re: No subject Jan 7, 2004, 07:32
Jan 7, 2004, 07:32
 
Marathon is great, but the engine is woefully dated - I would really love to see some kind of remake of it. Halo will not do, as it lacks the depth of Marathon even though it is set in the same universe. I wish more people would acknowledge the Marathon series' role in the history of the FPS:

* First true mouse-look (left, right, up, down)
* First weapons with alt fire (assault rifle, fusion pistol etc.)
* First 3D game with rooms above and below each other
* First (I think) dual-wield weapons, such as the pistols and shotguns
* An excellent story with the kind of depth you'd expect to find in a good RPG
* Multiplayer modes like 'King of the Hill', 'Kill the guy with the ball' (Oddball in Halo) and Co-op.
* Water you can swim up and down in. Some puzzles involved flooding rooms with water so you can swim up to higher levels.

Yet I rarely see the Marathon series in gaming timelines. I guess that's because the windows port of Marathon 2 did very poorly (it was very late, after all).

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Re: No subject
Jan 6, 2004, 21:10
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Re: No subject Jan 6, 2004, 21:10
Jan 6, 2004, 21:10
 
I thought CoD was not bad, but certainly not worthy of all the hype it has been receiving. Has the year really been so slow that CoD has been getting all these awards? No, what about KOTOR? Now *there* is a game worthy of praise - imaginative, thought-provoking and superbly crafted.

Shame the poor Mac users always get the best-sellers, not necessarily the best games.

(I was once a Mac Gamer myself)

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No subject
Jan 5, 2004, 17:44
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No subject Jan 5, 2004, 17:44
Jan 5, 2004, 17:44
 
I have not seen the site, but I suspect that - at least down here in Australia - it would not be the same rating as the game. I believe the game is rated M (15+) down here, whereas porn is rated R (18+) at least, and any depiction of actual sexual activity is rated X and can only be bought in one territory in the whole county (Canberra, coincidentally the seat of our Federal Government). So there is most likely a serious disparity between the material on the website and in the game.

I find the circumstances amusing, but I'm pissed off at any venture which means people unwittingly find themsleves looking at porn. Dammit, it's hard enough to not go looking for that crap which rots the mind and the soul, it's worse when people shove it in your face.

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Re: No subject
Jan 3, 2004, 07:32
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Re: No subject Jan 3, 2004, 07:32
Jan 3, 2004, 07:32
 
From the movie this looks like it has a feature which Stronghold has, and which I hate: You layout the castle wall and it appears instantly. Grr! Castle took time to build, many months. There was a very old game called 'Castles: Siege & COn quest' where, after laying out your design, you then had to specify the build order/priorities. Eg: Outer/Inner curtain first, walls first, towers first etc. If you were attacked during construction you had to defend a half-built castle, so your build orders were very important.

If Stronghold had that it would have almost been perfect...

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Re: No subject
Jan 1, 2004, 17:58
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Re: No subject Jan 1, 2004, 17:58
Jan 1, 2004, 17:58
 
There can be no doubt that Game violence has an impact on the behaviour and attitude of *some* children. I know. I grew up with violent games and now, at the age of 25, I can state with absolute certainty that it has affected the way I think and behave.

The critical thing is that my parents also brought me up to exercise self-control, and they taught me that vioence only begets violence. Thus I, for the most part, restrain any violent thoughts I have.

I'm opposed to banning anything. Books in particular, but games also. These things contain ideas, and without ideas there would be no discussion and growth.

As has already been said, it comes down to the parents/guardians. Take some responsibly, for goodness' sake!

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Heat
Dec 30, 2003, 18:18
20.
Heat Dec 30, 2003, 18:18
Dec 30, 2003, 18:18
 
50 degrees F? Oh boohoo, it's 37 degrees C in Sydney today - that's 98.6 F. I hate summer, and I particularly hate December.

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No subject
Dec 26, 2003, 18:48
5.
No subject Dec 26, 2003, 18:48
Dec 26, 2003, 18:48
 
I'm very excited about this, bring on the screenshots!

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Re: MotD
Dec 26, 2003, 08:41
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Re: MotD Dec 26, 2003, 08:41
Dec 26, 2003, 08:41
 
It's also worth mentioning that today, (26th) was not only Boxing Day, but also Return of the King day for Australian cinema goers - a week later than most of the world. A damn frustrating delay, especially since we're right next door to New Zealand and several aussie actors had major roles in RotK.

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No subject
Dec 25, 2003, 17:22
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No subject Dec 25, 2003, 17:22
Dec 25, 2003, 17:22
 
For my fellow aussies for whom Christmas is already a memory I will say "Happy Boxing Day" and "Go India!" Ok, I like seeing Australia win the ricket but India really deserves to do well.

Christmas was hot for me. 38 degrees celcius (that's over 100 F)

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Re: Cool
Dec 19, 2003, 18:53
5.
Re: Cool Dec 19, 2003, 18:53
Dec 19, 2003, 18:53
 
I dunno, it works fine for me with WinXP Pro (apart from some sound issues) - have you tried patching it?

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Cool
Dec 19, 2003, 17:41
3.
Cool Dec 19, 2003, 17:41
Dec 19, 2003, 17:41
 
I really enjoyed the original GC so I'm looking forward to the sequel. GC was one of those underrated gems - beautiful graphics, great emphasis on tactics and a wide variety of units each making a unique contribution. No other game can really compare, except perhaps for Bungie's 'Myth' series.

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