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News Comments > No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2
21. Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2 Oct 7, 2019, 19:08 MyRealName
 
Hm. EGS / Steam with DRM, or cheap (and maybe even free, like I got the first one) without DRM from GoG... Decisions, decisions.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Sep 17, 2019, 19:25 MyRealName
 
Re...re-boot? I mean, that's all the Rage these days, isn't it?  
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Trailer
23. Re: System Shock 3 Trailer Sep 11, 2019, 19:56 MyRealName
 
No, just highly unfortunate...;)
I'd actually suggest quite the opposite! I'd love to have them still before me as fresh and new, yet-to-be-played. Jump in!

As for SS3, I do have to admit to having very serious concerns. Ultima Underworld constitutes one of my oldest and favorite games. It and Doom are what brought me to PC from Commodore 64. I play Thief to this day (literally--not two hours ago, I finished a play-through of the Grand Hotel of T2X with my preschooler) and I've pretty much loved everything (up till closing) from the Neurath / LG team. SS2 ranks up there with my faves as well, and SHODAN remains my phone's lock screen to this day.

Then along comes Otherside. Although I haven't played Ascendant, I don't think I ever will. It looks like saggy ass and the reviews aren't pretty either. I will likely never touch it out of fear that it will tarnish my memories.

And now they have SS3 in their hands.

My hopes:
1. Mr. "You can't make games for MIT grads" Spector has realized how wrong he was, has grown a bit, and can get his head (back) in the game.
2. Otherside have hired some competent artists. Apologies to those working on Ascendant, but it is butt ugly. Proportions of characters, animations, world design--all of it is so terrible and amateurish that I was just one of many calling it out since day one. It never improved.
3. That they don't succumb to the lure of the cinematic route, but rather let the gameplay do the talking as they did with SS2.
4. That they (this feels really weird saying this about a System Shock title, but here goes) don't go so overboard on gore factor (as this video starts to suggest) at the expense of what makes Shock what it is. Blatant gore is always inferior to well-delivered psychological horror.
5. That SS3 doesn't ultimately establish Otherside as the "Ruiners of Nostalgia"

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jul 25, 2019, 21:03 MyRealName
 
"The woman was not arrested."  
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News Comments > What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia?
28. Re: What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia? Jul 19, 2019, 19:28 MyRealName
 
Eventually all of our games will be safely in the cloud too

What arrogance. As if the entire consumer-level hardware market (not to mention the interest in it) will just dry up and die. Just like PCs did, right? Oh, and all independent developers will just quit doing what they love to do. And all hacker types who move in step to defeat this type of nonsense every single day. And all retro collectors will forgo their passions. Etc., etc. Everyone who loves machines and tech will simply bow to the cloud. Right.

Google, since you track everything, track this: Eat shit.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jul 15, 2019, 23:00 MyRealName
 
Follow up: Steamies crawl out of the woodwork to complain that the award was "too exclusive."
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Microsoft is about to shut off its ebook DRM servers Jun 30, 2019, 20:15 MyRealName
 
BILLION dollar corporation
Trillion, actually, by market valuation.

Keep supporting DRM, folks! Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Starbase Video
3. Re: Starbase Video Jun 27, 2019, 22:01 MyRealName
 
This looks like it might be a riot. I hope they offer it on platforms other than just that monopoly site.  
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News Comments > Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact
79. Re: Tim Sweeney on EGS' Impact Jun 26, 2019, 21:22 MyRealName
 
Glad to see a few rational voices have stepped forward to balance this ongoing spectacle with a bit of sanity. I'll only add that anyone (and there have been several) who boldly states "I don't care what the dev gets!" or similar is, with respect, rather shortsighted and selfish. It's not about compassion, but you do at least love games, don't you? That is why you're here, right? Rethink your asserted stance on a developer's cut and I'm sure the problem will become clear--even for you.  
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News Comments > WHO Recognizes "Gaming Disorder"
9. Re: WHO Recognizes May 26, 2019, 20:24 MyRealName
 
Nope. Only if they similarly recognize "Television Disorder", "Gardening Disorder", "Forum Participant Disorder", "News Follower Disorder", "Music Lover Disorder", "Netflix Disorder", "Beer Disorder" (well, maybe not that one), "Lego Disorder", "Socializing with Friendly People Disorder", "Daily Routine Disorder", "Hobby Disorder", "Doin' Lots of Shit You Like Because Life is Short Disorder", and so on.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 May 26, 2019, 20:18 MyRealName
 
SEE? ALL CAPS = WIN.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 May 19, 2019, 23:08 MyRealName
 
As it continues to happen, I'm left wondering if so too many use ALL CAPS on the assumption it makes their titles stand out against other titles.

PAY ATTENTION TO US! NOT THEM! NO, NO!--US! YES, THAT'S BETTER. WE'RE BETTER!

What's even more troubling is if it's actually working.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Mar 28, 2019, 20:14 MyRealName
 
Notch stole it from Zach, anyway.  
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News Comments > How Do You Know Mr. Blue? Demo
5. Re: How Do You Know Mr. Blue? Demo Feb 21, 2019, 20:22 MyRealName
 
Two sentences, two out-loud laughs (second louder than the first). Well done, Mr. Blue, well done.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 27, 2019, 21:04 MyRealName
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 27, 2019, 13:01:
TOO MANY CAPS THESE DAYS.

YES. RAMPANT CAPS, COLONS/SUBTITLES, AND RE-USE OF NAMES.
MARKETING FOLK HAVE ALL THE RIGHT MOVES. BOW TO THEM.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 20, 2019, 18:30 MyRealName
 
FROM THIS LIST, IT WOULD APPEAR ALL-CAPS IS DEFINITELY THE WAY TO GO.

YOU WILL PAY ATTENTION TO OUR PRODUCT ABOVE ALL OTHERS.

PLEASE DISREGARD THE OTHER ALL-CAPS TITLES.

I REMEMBER WHEN CAPS WERE MOSTLY FOR ACRONYMS.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS.
 
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News Comments > Epic Launching App Store
14. Re: Epic Launching App Store Dec 31, 2018, 21:29 MyRealName
 
Here's hoping they take on Amazon publishing next.  
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Resumes Development
15. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Resumes Development May 16, 2018, 19:23 MyRealName
 
Possibly for copyright reasons (if that is a concern in this circumstance), to differentiate from the Tarkovsky movie of the same title, or the book on which that is based (Roadside Picnic). Not sure, but that would be my assumption.

High hopes this comes to be at a level of quality to match the original.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Sues Oculus
20. Re: ZeniMax Sues Oculus May 22, 2014, 07:53 MyRealName
 
This nonsense where companies think they own their employees' every minute and thought needs to end. One of the first things you do on landing such a job is sign a contract agreeing to it. Disgusting. Maybe with Carmack and fb this'll be big enough that it has an effect toward change for the better.  
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