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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 1, 2021, 20:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2021, 20:34
Apr 1, 2021, 20:34
 
Octopuses, Like People, Seem To Have Active Stages Of Sleep, May Dream

Well, duh. Fhtagn!
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Re: Stadia's Failures Analyzed
Mar 2, 2021, 19:42
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Re: Stadia's Failures Analyzed Mar 2, 2021, 19:42
Mar 2, 2021, 19:42
 
Will they run without a connection to Valve?
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021
Mar 2, 2021, 19:40
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021 Mar 2, 2021, 19:40
Mar 2, 2021, 19:40
 
That's a weird response. If I'm not participating in either Steam or Stadia, why is it "painful" to me? With the exception of a few independently developed titles, I buy my library from GOG, where I own what I buy. For keeps.

So how does it feel, then, selling out software consumers' interests as a whole?
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Re: Stadia's Failures Analyzed
Mar 1, 2021, 20:54
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Re: Stadia's Failures Analyzed Mar 1, 2021, 20:54
Mar 1, 2021, 20:54
 
Sure, "no one" wants to have their games installed in some nebulous cloud rather than on their own hardware, under the ownership of a corporate giant that could pull the plug at any time rather than enjoying twenty-year-old favorites whenever they choose. But "no one" wanted Steam at first, either. Boiled frogs always cozy up, eventually. Google, et. al., know this.



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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021
Feb 16, 2021, 19:20
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Re: Stadia to Add 100+ Games in 2021 Feb 16, 2021, 19:20
Feb 16, 2021, 19:20
 
It'll be tragically un-funny when so many of you eventually line up to surrender gamers' interests with Stadia. You know, the way you did with Steam and eventually every other DRM shitpile out there.
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Re: Valve Sued Over Steam Pricing
Feb 1, 2021, 19:46
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Re: Valve Sued Over Steam Pricing Feb 1, 2021, 19:46
Feb 1, 2021, 19:46
 
I remember back when people used to scream that Valve represented a DRM apocalypse; that they were going to control your access, your purchases, your digital life--they would eliminate your rights as consumers; that one day they could just pull the plug.

Bunch of boiled frogs.
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Re: System Shock
Sep 24, 2020, 16:12
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Re: System Shock Sep 24, 2020, 16:12
Sep 24, 2020, 16:12
 
It's jibs, FFS. Jibs. As in giblets.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/giblet?s=t

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 2, 2020, 18:56
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 2, 2020, 18:56
Jul 2, 2020, 18:56
 
"There are more streaming choices than ever — why are prices going up?"

Try not paying it and see what happens.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 28, 2020, 17:13
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2020, 17:13
Jun 28, 2020, 17:13
 
" Guess what state's drivers are a cliche in this area?"

Oh that's rich, coming from NY
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Re: Get Arx Fatalis Free for Arkane's 20th Anniversary
Jun 12, 2020, 17:34
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Re: Get Arx Fatalis Free for Arkane's 20th Anniversary Jun 12, 2020, 17:34
Jun 12, 2020, 17:34
 
Wesp5 wrote on May 29, 2020, 09:54:
El Pit wrote on May 29, 2020, 07:22:
Sometimes it is the title and the public social fuss about it (Arkane's "Prey"), sometimes the game is "too complicated" (Looking Glass' first two "Thief" games), sometimes for to me unknown reasons (Irrational Games' "System Shock 2").

Unknown reasons? System Shock 2 had endless respawning enemies and breaking weapons combined with a lot of backtracking in mazelike levels which meant you ended up fighting with a stupid wrench through the same maps over and over again! Which just wasn't fun. Also everybody you ever thought you would meet was always dead when you got there. Which got old fast. And it seems they repeated the same exact mistakes with Prey again, regardless of choosing a bad name, just because it was available.

I've honestly never understood this gripe. I'm a Thief player, so maybe that factors into it, but I like that there are respawning monsters, and I like that the levels are alive and never empty, regardless of firefights. In Thief, I don't take out any AI (unless it's utterly necessary), I avoid them like you're meant to. This keeps Thief alive, too. Knocking everyone out leaves you with a non-shooter-run-and-not-gun, boring, empty, no challenge. Additionally, I have never once run out of needed tools in SS2. In fact, my elevator remains utterly crammed with equipment from the moment I first restore it to functionality.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced
Apr 16, 2020, 19:35
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced Apr 16, 2020, 19:35
Apr 16, 2020, 19:35
 
While we're on the topic of disabling useless tech, my personal most-hated has always been depth of field. It's redundant and restrictive. Eyes already do it, and to use it to force me to look somewhere is not a pleasant experience, it just makes me feel like I have blurry vision. I will look where and when I choose, thank you very much. Furthermore, I don't need to point my mouse at something in a scene to look at it, I simply move my eyes.
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Re: D&D Online & LotR Online Content Free Through Next Month
Mar 22, 2020, 19:36
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Re: D&D Online & LotR Online Content Free Through Next Month Mar 22, 2020, 19:36
Mar 22, 2020, 19:36
 
Like all games, it's got its downsides (e.g. grinding). But the world is beautiful and interesting, and shockingly enormous (and still growing). It's definitely worth checking out to see if it interests you.
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Re: System Shock 3 Layoffs Lead to Fears for the Project
Feb 7, 2020, 20:57
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Re: System Shock 3 Layoffs Lead to Fears for the Project Feb 7, 2020, 20:57
Feb 7, 2020, 20:57
 
If I had my wish, they'd abandon it altogether until they can secure a team that has the skill to do it right (which this one didn't, by limited appearance at least). Last thing I'd want is a SS3 that resembles Ascendant in any way. Furthermore, Spector, shmector. Who cares. His golden halo dried up long ago. We need more games for MIT grads.

Edit: Sounds like a perfect time to begin that SS2 replay I've been planning!
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Re: EVE Online Ship Attracts $40K Bid in Charity Auction
Jan 25, 2020, 18:10
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Re: EVE Online Ship Attracts $40K Bid in Charity Auction Jan 25, 2020, 18:10
Jan 25, 2020, 18:10
 
That's pretty damn manly of him.

Someone had to say it.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Dec 22, 2019, 22:07
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 22, 2019, 22:07
Dec 22, 2019, 22:07
 
Exactly. I haven't understood this type of thing since it was first mentioned. Musk does some weird things/bad choices but it's usually not regarding his technologies--that he takes seriously. Why the hell is he intentionally building distraction into his vehicles? Just seems like a really dumb move.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 3, 2019, 18:58
8.
Re: Out of the Blue Dec 3, 2019, 18:58
Dec 3, 2019, 18:58
 
Fucking social media. When exactly is this age of self-fueled drama and outrage set to end, the willful taking of issue with every single new thing that comes along just for the sake of riding on the bandwagon with the rest of the snowflakes?

I mean,
A male getting a female an exercise bike is certainly offensive...unless you figure maybe it's for both of them and she really, really, really wanted one. Clearly she doesn't need to lose weight, so why jump to that assumption? Have you heard that fit people exercise, too?

And,
Being "nervous" about such a thing is certainly offensive, too, isn't it?...unless it's nervous excitement for something she's been looking forward to forever. Maybe she fights depression or has type 2 diabetes or arthritis or heart disease, all of which can benefit from exercise. In which case you should STFU and stay out of her medical business.

And,
Using a very attractive and fit woman (and man) for advertising is certainly offensive...unless you realize that advertising has always used attractive people (even when they're meaning to be "unattractive") and no one would be inspired to get fit by an unfit person, unless of course they came with a before/after progress display wherein they've become... surprise... more attractive.

Talk about reading offense into everything. Anyone who doesn't appreciate how exercise changes your life is someone who has never done it and knows nothing about it. Stop being so damn delicate and go move your offended precious fat lazy ass. If you stick with it for more than a day, you might just learn that exercise does in fact change your life.
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No subject
Nov 6, 2019, 19:02
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No subject Nov 6, 2019, 19:02
Nov 6, 2019, 19:02
 
I'm personally finding the font very hard to read. Too crammed, not enough blank space, too much white per blue.

Doesn't feel like Blue's after all these years, but I suppose that'll pass. I don't imagine "hard to read" will pass, though. Is it possible that sites allow users to choose among a selection of fonts and that gets saved in the cookie? Not sure.

Edit: old versus new
https://imgur.com/aOBpQFa
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Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2
Oct 7, 2019, 19:08
21.
Re: No EGS Exclusivity for EVERSPACE 2 Oct 7, 2019, 19:08
Oct 7, 2019, 19:08
 
Hm. EGS / Steam with DRM, or cheap (and maybe even free, like I got the first one) without DRM from GoG... Decisions, decisions.
1.
 
Re: Evening Interviews
Sep 17, 2019, 19:25
1.
Re: Evening Interviews Sep 17, 2019, 19:25
Sep 17, 2019, 19:25
 
Re...re-boot? I mean, that's all the Rage these days, isn't it?
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Re: System Shock 3 Trailer
Sep 11, 2019, 19:56
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Re: System Shock 3 Trailer Sep 11, 2019, 19:56
Sep 11, 2019, 19:56
 
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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