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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 2, 2015, 19:31 Squirmer
 
Can't see how a technology that makes people uncomfortable for the first 50 hours is going to be popular.  
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News Comments > Sunday Screenshots
5. Re: Sunday Screenshots Nov 1, 2015, 17:51 Squirmer
 
Graphically it looks like total shit. Why is it so washed out?  
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
15. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 1, 2015, 17:48 Squirmer
 
Luke wrote on Nov 1, 2015, 17:38:
And why are they sending those "numbers" out all of a sudden.

Trying to brainwash the brainwashed...people are soooo easy to fool
They're not sending them out, they're on the stats page as they always have been.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches
36. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Launches Oct 24, 2015, 04:21 Squirmer
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 10:21:
ArenaNet: "Thank you, Guild Wars 2 veterans for your money when you bought the base game! And here is our middle finger to you! We'll give the base game FOR FREE to our new fans! And we won't even offer a rebate on the expansion to our veterans. How do you like that?"

Me: "Easy. I won't buy your expansions. How do you like that?"

LOL

Dumbest thing I've ever read. When I buy a new release blu-ray I don't go bitching to the store when they lower the price 3 goddamn years later.
 
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News Comments > etc.
34. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 18:00 Squirmer
 
Bit silly to say games "can't" have plots since most do. But it's true that most game plots are either not very good or don't really matter much except to hold the game together and give players a sense of purpose.

I think what Lucas actually said is interesting and worth listening to: i.e. making better characters is important, much like we are compelled by sports star "characters".
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
96. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 12, 2015, 02:00 Squirmer
 
Dacron wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 01:51:
Squirmer wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 01:43:
Is there some reason why she needs a degree to do her job?

Kosumos reply hit that one pretty good. Nepotism. Not his wife? She wouldn't be considered for the job without the degree as she wouldn't be qualified. So why does being his wife make her qualified? (Regardless of the job she is doing, if her relationship got her a job as opposed to having qualified skills.)

This is assuming she doesn't based on a hypothetical though.
I'd say past work experience trumps a degree for anyone, wife or not. I don't know what her past experience is though.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
92. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 12, 2015, 01:43 Squirmer
 
Is there some reason why she needs a degree to do her job?  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
45. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 5, 2015, 07:51 Squirmer
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 03:51:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 02:41:
So, you must be playing Elite: Dangerous on a daily basis?

I'm currently in Achievers mode wrapping up all the loose ends in Mad Max before moving on. Trying to get Pink Eye and Deep Friah's territories to 0.
Spoken like a true Achiever.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
28. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 4, 2015, 19:25 Squirmer
 
"Open world" games needs to take more inspiration from Mount & Blade. If all you did in M&B was ride around looking at randomly generated towns it would be boring as hell. In M&B you can have an actual impact on the game world, and other units in the game are always pursuing their own goals. You impact the world and the world pushes back.

Sid Meier's definition of a game is simple but still very useful: a series of interesting choices. All these recent games where all you do is walk/drive/fly around looking at things have "choice" (you can go here or there) but those choices are not interesting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 17:32 Squirmer
 
Even Oculus is saying now they don't expect VR to take off immediately. They're suggesting it will take time to build a consumer base. That makes it a pretty risky business. They need to have content creators to make games (or whatever) for the tech, but those creators need to be able to make money from a smallish initial base to keep producing. That's why Oculus has been courting a lot of indie developers who don't need huge budgets.

Recently Jesse Schell suggested that all the VR platforms are different from each other, so you can't simply port games across; you have to design for each specifically. If true, the market and the developers will be split across Oculus, Vive, PSVR, Gear, making it even harder to make money.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
41. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 1, 2015, 21:03 Squirmer
 
I backed this and honestly don't care to keep track of all this. The game will either be released or it won't be. It's either a scam or it's not. Time will tell. Until then, there are more important things to spend time on.

In the meantime, I'd suggest you all remember who Derek Smart is. He's the guy who has been a running joke around here for literally years and years. Remember? Just because his current crusade happens to coincide with your own concerns doesn't mean the the guy is credible. Keep some perspective.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
126. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 18:36 Squirmer
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 18:11:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 15:47:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 15:15:
I wonder if that's true though. It's pretty obvious to anyone out there that there's a ton of interest, and CIG is simply failing in the execution of it. If anything, the $90M that CIG has collected should be a signal that there's gold in them hills, especially for nostalgia laden games like X-Wing.
I really don't think we're going to see any hardcore Star Wars IP set in space, certainly not in the mould of Tie Fighter. Look at the direction they're going for ship combat in Star Wars Battlefront. Everything is about appealing to the casual audience.


Yeah, you're probably right, and it's a shame. A modern version could probably be made for $10-20M and sell quite well. Luckily, others (mostly indie) are picking up the slack, and while they don't have the Star Wars IP, there's a lot of fun looking stuff out there in production.

Limit Theory
Rodina
Angels Fall First
No Man's Sky
Eve Valkyrie
Interstellar Rift
Everspace
Pulsar Lost Colony
Darkfield VR
Skyjacker

Probably a few I'm forgetting, but you get the idea.
The one I'm looking forward to the most is Enemy Starfighter, which shouldn't be too far away. Looks very X-Wing-like from what I've seen.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2015, 22:16 Squirmer
 
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 20:55:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 20:28:
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 16:42:
mordor is super duper short.. shortest game in recent memory

its open world but it doesnt even have tons of side shit.. handful of main missions, handful of side missions, handful of collectible BULLSHIT... thats it
What? I played the main quest and did most of the "side shit" and racked up 40 hours of play time. It's not short.

yes, it is short
Are you saying 40 hours is short, or are you saying I'm lying about having spent 40 hours on it, or are you measuring just the main questline, or are you just being petulant?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2015, 22:14 Squirmer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 21:45:
Squirmer wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 20:28:
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 16:42:
mordor is super duper short.. shortest game in recent memory

its open world but it doesnt even have tons of side shit.. handful of main missions, handful of side missions, handful of collectible BULLSHIT... thats it
What? I played the main quest and did most of the "side shit" and racked up 40 hours of play time. It's not short.

It's short because the time wasted travelling is filler, aka traversing the map eats most of those hours.
Nice try, but objectively untrue.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2015, 20:28 Squirmer
 
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2015, 16:42:
mordor is super duper short.. shortest game in recent memory

its open world but it doesnt even have tons of side shit.. handful of main missions, handful of side missions, handful of collectible BULLSHIT... thats it
What? I played the main quest and did most of the "side shit" and racked up 40 hours of play time. It's not short.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Sep 17, 2015, 18:45 Squirmer
 
I played MGS4 for a few hours but couldn't tolerate it. I play games to do things, not sit and watch videos.  
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News Comments > Steam Top Nine
35. Re: Steam Top Nine Sep 7, 2015, 06:15 Squirmer
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 7, 2015, 04:05:
Dacron wrote on Sep 7, 2015, 02:07:
Just grabbed Mad Max after all the positive words, Metal Gear will have to wait, I don't see it as a buy until on sale.

Btw, the gmg voucher us no good for Metal Gear (If tpp is referring to the phantom pain), it isn't for sale on gmg.

yeah it is i just bought it there. its right on the front page.
It's regional. Doesn't show for me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top Nine
29. Re: Steam Top Nine Sep 7, 2015, 02:42 Squirmer
 
Mad Max is bad. It's like the culmination of the shitty game design trend of achievements, checklists, and unlockables. Sad thing is, there's a half-decent game underneath all that.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Sep 3, 2015, 19:33 Squirmer
 
I don't really like Mad Max. As an open world game it's very bad. All your abilities and upgrades are locked away, so the gameplay is a process of collecting scrap metal to make yourself feel less gimped. Drive to scavenge icon, walk around and pick up scrap, drive to next scavenge location. They could have alleviated this by making scrap collecting less annoying; e.g. instead of needing to pick up 8 different bits of scrap in an enemy base, just automatically give us a pile of scrap once we conquer the place. The scrap collecting really ruins the pace of the game, making it a dull process of walking around looking for shiny things.

I recommend getting any and all upgrades to increase your scrap collecting ability ASAP to minimize the headache. Also take over enemy bases when you can so you get regular deliveries of scrap.

They haven't taken advantage of the open world at all. I would have loved a game where could take your car and cause mayhem, but whenever you attack enemy bases you have to get out of the car and attack on foot. I wish they'd made it more like Just Cause.

If you like the Batman and Mordor combat, you might like this, but it doesn't have any of the stealth abilities of those other games. It's just punch, punch, punch, very straightforward and uninteresting. (It's possible there are more interesting abilities you can unlock, but since everything is locked away behind all these progression systems I can't tell yet.)

Vehicle combat is fun, but again, I wish it had a more central role to play, including in base assaults.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Core Game Free; Raids Coming Aug 30, 2015, 19:02 Squirmer
 
Even after 3 years people bring an outdated MMO attitude to this game. I.e. "I'm paying $15 a month for this, so I have to spend 20 hours a week doing boring repetitive crap to keep up with the gear treadmill."

Except GW2 has no subscription fee and no gear treadmill. It doesn't have the same kind of "endgame" as some other MMOs -- but MMO endgames are 90% boring grind. I don't get why anyone would complain that GW2 doesn't have that.

If there's no subscription fee, you don't have to grind for hours every day just to keep up. When they're doing the living world releases, I just play for a few hours a week to follow the story, and I don't feel like I'm falling behind. It's ideal for people who like to play MMOs sometimes, but don't want to spend 20+ hours on it every week.
 
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