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Re: System Shock Remake Gets Unreal
Mar 2, 2017, 12:25
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Re: System Shock Remake Gets Unreal Mar 2, 2017, 12:25
Mar 2, 2017, 12:25
 
Had goosebumps at first.

Then it started to look a bit too much like Doom (monster design), but of course it's prealpha so perhaps still be to be improved. Looking great either way.
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Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst at Night Trailer
Mar 31, 2016, 14:15
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Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst at Night Trailer Mar 31, 2016, 14:15
Mar 31, 2016, 14:15
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 11:00:
The first recorded use of the term in print was 1987, in PC Week 8 Sept. 107/2. "Everybody has only one killer application. The secretary has a word processor. The manager has a spreadsheet."

If you`re really from the oldtimer gang you should know it`s an ancient trope.

Would prefer the proper long version in that case for the correct reference
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Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst at Night Trailer
Mar 31, 2016, 08:07
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Re: Mirror's Edge Catalyst at Night Trailer Mar 31, 2016, 08:07
Mar 31, 2016, 08:07
 
Tachikoma wrote on Mar 30, 2016, 10:45:
Potential to be a killer app,

Are we really calling games apps as well already?
I need to get back under my rock since it's so much nicer there.
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Re: Game Reviews
Nov 14, 2015, 17:33
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Re: Game Reviews Nov 14, 2015, 17:33
Nov 14, 2015, 17:33
 
Don't get me wrong please, but I don't think every random opinion which can be/was written up after 30 minutes of playtime should count as a review these days.

And I haven't played Fallout 4 yet, but I think your subtitle for it pretty much sums up my expectation, shame I'm still going to most likely spend a million hours on it eventually just because it's Fallout. (Although I pretty much hate Bethesda's approach of utter genericness)
Hoping to eventually get the PC good enough to run Witcher 3 which has actual thought put into it. (And I'm basing that off just the developers name alone)

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Re: Game Reviews
Nov 14, 2015, 12:30
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Re: Game Reviews Nov 14, 2015, 12:30
Nov 14, 2015, 12:30
 
Wow, I haven't seen this bad of a review for a while, seems like it was written by a complete idiot.
Lets briefly discuss a few points, complain about a few personal issues and then give a rating.

By these standards almost every post made on Bluesnews's Fallout 4 thread could be linked here as a review.

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Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible
Nov 13, 2015, 12:54
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Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible Nov 13, 2015, 12:54
Nov 13, 2015, 12:54
 
Razumen wrote on Nov 13, 2015, 11:22:
Wesp5 wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 14:50:
Necrophob wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 11:08:
I don't think I could take a modern SS2. The monkeys...

The same here! I think most people wear pink glasses when remembering SS2. I remember breaking weapons which forced me to play half the game using a wrench, endless respawning enemies out of rooms with no way for them to enter, stupid vendor machines making ammo and a confusing level layout resulting in continuous backtracking that did not look one bit like a spaceship! Not speaking of no live NPCs which was a great letdown after Half-Life and a twist, which they copied over from SS1 and then again copied into Bioshock and Bioshock Infinitive later on.

Level design in SS2 was a LOT better than SS1, SS1 was a torrid mess of labyrinthine corridors that made no sense, and were obviously designed to just cram as much into the space available. Getting around SS2 was fine as long as you paid attention to details, as it had actual landmarks and distinguishing features from room to room.

The rest of the issues weren't really issues imho, but features

Thank you!
I thought the level design was great and you could actually instantly recognize which level you were on from just looking at the design which is rather rare in games these days.
I loved the free roaming approach to things and that the enemies actually had different AI's, tactics and personalities.
These days you have "areas" which AI's are stuck in and very limited paths to follow. (Probably down to the engine as much as design lazyness, but no studio should accept this shit)

I think that I replayed a big portion of it last year at the hardest difficulty for "fun" and still loved it as much as I did on my first playthrough.

The midwives, assassins, monkeys, ghosts etc. Each of them managed to scare the crap out of me the first time I encountered them. (Damn you stealthy cyborgs)
And those damn hybrids always sneaking up on me when I'm trying to combine my chemicals quietly - "Run", *boom dead*, "I'm sorry"

What a truly fantastic game and it really has something I miss these days - personality.

I'll just leave this here for those rose tinted nostalgia glasses to kick in:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvrdtlyUXPg
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Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible
Nov 12, 2015, 09:53
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Re: System Shock Remake Plans; System Shock 3 Possible Nov 12, 2015, 09:53
Nov 12, 2015, 09:53
 
As long as Square Enix is not doing it I'm thrilled.
SS1 & SS2 are still the scariest and most atmospheric games I've ever played
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Re: Game Reviews
Nov 8, 2015, 10:23
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Re: Game Reviews Nov 8, 2015, 10:23
Nov 8, 2015, 10:23
 
Well, if you can't or don't want to use a recipe from the cookbook you don't have to use it.
But at least you have it available when you need it, that's how religioon works
It's like a dictionary for doing stuff, a good way to avoid accountability for your actions, misfortune or luck and provides an easy explanation for everything one can't explain due to lack of knowledge.

That's my view anyways and I do imagine as Lennon where we'd be without it.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Oct 26, 2015, 04:45
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Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 26, 2015, 04:45
Oct 26, 2015, 04:45
 
Just need to drop this here - Rebel Galaxy is awesome.
Love the Privateer vibe and the soundtrack is excellent.
It allows you to set a custom music folder, but I haven't used it yet since the music the game comes with has been very fitting for the space cowboy feeling.

Get it and stop talking about Counter strike shiet yah.
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
Oct 23, 2015, 11:30
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Oct 23, 2015, 11:30
Oct 23, 2015, 11:30
 
It however still is a clear sign of the generalisation of the game.
Sort of like the new Hitman movie. Sure there's an underlying vibe which points at the origin, but the topping is still a mix of everything for everyone.
Maybe it's for the kids these days, but it seems a bit too generic on the large scale, as in "lets sell everything to everyone and make sure not a single person could fail, get stuck or have a tough time completing it"

Eventually it might also get so many of these cool augs that creating a challenge for yourself and not using them means losing out on a big portion on the game as that's where all the emphasis is.

Also - JC managed to be cool without one liners, gruffy voice, facial hair, all the swords inside his arms and an augmented haircut. He also felt less than an action hero, although he would have also probably made for a far less interesting toy collection.
It's losing the cyberpunk spy vibe.

I'm also commenting far too early, but I'm also basing a lot of this on the direction of the last game which was already a bit off for me.
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer
Oct 23, 2015, 09:30
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Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Trailer Oct 23, 2015, 09:30
Oct 23, 2015, 09:30
 
Hope they fix the animations, lip synch and sharpening/aliasing issues.

Also a bit worried about concentrating so much on action and looking cool with cool weapons and badass everyone (especially Jensen).

Half-Joke - Okay so we have a sequel now for Final Fantasy, when do we get to see a sequel for Deus Ex - not a fan of this art style to be honest.
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Re: Deus Ex: Revision Released
Oct 15, 2015, 03:11
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Re: Deus Ex: Revision Released Oct 15, 2015, 03:11
Oct 15, 2015, 03:11
 
Seems like time to replay Deus Ex again
This mod looks great!

DxHR = replay value 1
Deus Ex = replay value "every time someone mentions it" (can't even count how many times I've replayed it and I still find new things)

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Re: Arma 3 Video Diary
Jul 31, 2015, 04:53
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Re: Arma 3 Video Diary Jul 31, 2015, 04:53
Jul 31, 2015, 04:53
 
I think the slightly clunky movement has been one of the key elements in making the OFP/ARMA games more tactical, slower and special.

As soon as you give people the ability to jump you end up with bunny hopping, as soon as you make movement fast and easy you end up with Rambo - it just ends up this way.

It's been a while since I played ARMA, but didn't they have vaulting since OFP already?


And niche market? Yeah, I hope it stays there, we have enough games were everyone are bullet sponges. We only have a few games where it's different.
Actually currently it's just the ARMA series since R6 was killed off. (I still play Raven Shield as the last good one of the series)
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Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs
Jun 22, 2015, 17:46
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Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs Jun 22, 2015, 17:46
Jun 22, 2015, 17:46
 
Well judging by the way it looks it shouldn't have any issues whatsoever running on anything really.
They seem to be cutting quite a few corners with the engine already anyways and this time I can't even say it's just because of the consoles. Plus, as already mentioned the interface is going to be "fun".

Still going to be hooken on the game itself though probably


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Re: Arma III Tanoa Expansion
Jun 17, 2015, 14:06
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Re: Arma III Tanoa Expansion Jun 17, 2015, 14:06
Jun 17, 2015, 14:06
 
Finally some Far ARMA Cry!

Looks like a beauty (translation: Need a new PC)
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Trailer
Jun 5, 2015, 04:09
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Trailer Jun 5, 2015, 04:09
Jun 5, 2015, 04:09
 
I still do some Raven Shield every now and then - Nice to find some other people still online as well.
Coop with friends has always been a blast.

I do miss this series greatly.

Once you try to cater for everyone at once with one dish you have to make sure nobody could potentially be allergic or not like the taste of some component which doesn't really leave you with much produce to use in the soup now does it. F*ck you children!
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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
May 8, 2015, 04:15
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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 8, 2015, 04:15
May 8, 2015, 04:15
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2015, 15:27:
Raptor wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:23:
I suppose this is a perfectly appropriate time to have a boner right?

Well there is a reason you can have sex in game and it's called Wild Cunt.

Hope it won't be as gory as the trailer Rolleyes
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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
May 7, 2015, 13:23
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Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 13:23
May 7, 2015, 13:23
 
I suppose this is a perfectly appropriate time to have a boner right?
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Re: WRC 5 Announced
Jan 27, 2015, 06:57
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Re: WRC 5 Announced Jan 27, 2015, 06:57
Jan 27, 2015, 06:57
 
Still waiting for a new Richard Burns Rally
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 30, 2014, 04:18
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2014, 04:18
Dec 30, 2014, 04:18
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 03:30:
Ps.: not sure that is called "welding" I dunno the correct English word for it.

"Soldering" would be the correct word to use here. (I too, like soldering)
And I agree with a lot that's been written so far.

It's actually an interesting topic, since I think a lot of the younger people get quite good about fixing larger mechanical components or doing plastering around the house, but as soon as something electronic goes wrong they dump it and buy a new one.

At the same time I think it's partially related to the need to tinker and the problem is that the "older" generation didn't have all the fun stuff so easily available and had to create a lot of thinks themselves.
All the "younger" gen would need is a smartphone and Google play or apple store to find something to do, so they are more likely to skip the part where you go around the house/great outdoors and actually have the create your own entertainment.

I'm generalizing a lot here of course for the sake of argument since I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions and it's one of those topics which each previous generation can talk about the new one.)

Personally, I had to start with fixing and creating my "fun", because I couldn't just get a new one so I think it gave a good starting platform. Almost everything is self taught due to whatever needs I had at the time and I suppose the "due it yourself" mentality is a great way to also challenge yourself.
I really like building stuff or having some kind of a project at hand, even if it's just about fixing the leaky toilet, changing brake pads on the car or soldering some broken contacts. Eventually it carries over to making a custom built focus rail (photo stuff) out of a stepper motor you found from a broken DVD-Rom other random parts.

So I think it's probably best if the "older" generation just tries to show or inspire the "younger" generation to tinker around a bit more and not get lost between all of those pre-built gadgets that are so easy to purchase these days.
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