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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Production Line Announced
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2016, 10:41 Prez
 
Positech is Cliffski isn't it? He doesn't come around anymore does he?  
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News Comments > Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears?
5. Re: Portal/Half-Life Movie News Nears? Sep 29, 2016, 10:33 Prez
 
Half-Life would make a pretty good action adventure movie, but Portal would only work as an action comedy in my opinion.  
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
41. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 18:47 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 17:43:
dsmart wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:42:
Prez wrote on Sep 27, 2016, 15:21:
I don't give a crap about all the drama surrounding Star Citizen - I'm into gaming, not soap operas. That said, having read this article and the one Blue posted last week about the troubled development of SC thus far, I started thinking to myself about all the games with this kind of troubled development cycle that have come out since I've been a gamer. Personally I can't think of one that has been released and even came close to delivering on the original promise of the game. The closest one I can think of is Homefront, but that game was merely average and could have been so much better.

Not one. Not a single one. Ever.

Not entirely true.

But Homefront was terrible.

Not being a console gamer I wasn't aware of RDR's troubled development but it's kind of encouraging that it HAS happened.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Single-Player Details & Trailer
13. Re: Battlefield 1 Single-Player Details & Trailer Sep 27, 2016, 18:41 Prez
 
Was AIX the singleplayer/coop mod for BF2? If so, I enjoyed the hell out of that. I would love another one of those for a later BF game, but it looks like that will never happen. The theory about the technical hurdles of programming bot AI to navigate deformable terrain being too high makes sense, but I still wish it to happen. Yeah I'm a dreamer.  
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
37. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 15:21 Prez
 
I don't give a crap about all the drama surrounding Star Citizen - I'm into gaming, not soap operas. That said, having read this article and the one Blue posted last week about the troubled development of SC thus far, I started thinking to myself about all the games with this kind of troubled development cycle that have come out since I've been a gamer. Personally I can't think of one that has been released and even came close to delivering on the original promise of the game. The closest one I can think of is Homefront, but that game was merely average and could have been so much better.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Banned From Twitch, 'Bikini Streamer' Finds Success (And Haters) On YouTube. Sep 26, 2016, 19:27 Prez
 
I like this girl!  
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News Comments > Revive Battlefield 2142
10. Re: Revive Battlefield 2142 Sep 26, 2016, 17:20 Prez
 
2142 was my favorite Battlefield ever. I still sucked ass but at least it kept me playing.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Examined
66. Re: Star Citizen Examined Sep 23, 2016, 22:27 Prez
 
Personally I found the article to be excellent. All the more surprising since it has Kotaku's name attached to it!

It does present a worrying picture of the project, but I enjoyed it. Not being in game development myself I like being able to read about what goes on at development studios.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 23, 2016, 20:22 Prez
 
Stormsinger wrote on Sep 23, 2016, 18:51:
I just stopped in to see what the MRAs were raving about this week. Come on guys, this is -way- too tame...I made popcorn and everything!

While I find her videos laughable, I think the basis of her opinion about women in games has some merit. It's just a shame she presented her arguments so poorly with ridiculous examples and assertions. She also completely failed to offer any real solutions (other than the obvious "design women in games to be more to my liking" theme of her movement, which isn't really helpful...)

I was always far more aggravated at the gaming media for championing her without pointing out the many fallacies in her arguments than I ever was at Sarkeesian herself.

Also, what are "MRA's"?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 23, 2016, 11:21 Prez
 
I had just been thinking to myself recently that we haven't heard anything from Anita Sarkeesian lately. So I guess this is my fault. Sorry everyone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
30. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2016, 17:41 Prez
 
To me he seems he was painting with a very broad brush. I can't bring myself to feel offended though - this is Pachter we're talking about. I don't care about which platform is better; I just know which I prefer to game on. To each his (or her) own.  
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News Comments > BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2 Released
5. Re: BATMAN - The Telltale Series - Episode 2 Released Sep 20, 2016, 20:05 Prez
 
I rather like the Telltale games. I'm looking forward to getting into Tales From the Borderlands soon.  
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer
15. Re: Gears of War 4 Launch Trailer Sep 20, 2016, 12:31 Prez
 
Not going to touch the Windows store. Make it available on other services or no sale for me.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2016, 11:45 Prez
 
The changes seem like the best possible solution to the problem of review spamming on Steam. I'm a little concerned that the option to ignore non-steam store reviews is on by default since the average user will most likely not even notice that that is the case. On the flip side this does serve to protect more casual consumers from being duped by the huge number of biased, fake, and paid-for reviews so I understand why they chose to do it that way.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Sep 20, 2016, 11:37 Prez
 
I watched a "Let's Play" of the first 90 minutes of "The Bunker" and I was amazed at how engrossing it was. This is especially amazing considering I don't like FMV games and I generally don't like point and click adventure games.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2016, 17:52 Prez
 
Talk like a pirate day? I'm going to go play Raven's Cry.  
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
48. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 19, 2016, 11:10 Prez
 
Anyone who watches Jim Sterling's "Jimquisition" with any kind of regularity knows how scummy Digital Homicide is and probably won't be surprised at all by this news. Trouble is Steam would have to ban a half dozen other "developers" because the guys behind Digital Homicide have that many other names under which they release their shovelware.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 18:16 Prez
 
Hell I used to work at a Crazy Eddie store in New Jersey in my youth. I hated wearing that Christmas Elf hat in August. That was INSANE!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
162. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 9, 2016, 19:23 Prez
 
I'm avoiding the back and forth to put in my own two cents. I've been maintaining a "wait and see" attitude towards Star Citizen pretty much since the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I've gotten my lulz at reading the funny comments on this and past threads and have even inserted my own joke here and there. But I'm remaining steadfastly neutral on it. Personally I do believe SC will come out in some form or fashion (I just refuse to believe Chris Roberts would allow his storied gaming legacy to become "the guy who ran the largest gaming Kickstarter scam in history", but that's just me). However, I have to say I am a bit concerned. We all know that it takes more than money to make a great game, but having watched the gameplay videos thus far I can't help but thinking "Is this all that you can do with $120 million plus and over 4 years?" While I'm not one to be bothered by things like cutscenes when entering a ship (I like the flavor and immersion such things add as they did in Wing Commander) I do find it a bit worrisome that everything I've seen of the gameplay seems so... average. The ship graphics and designs are good, but the animations seem stilted and generally everything seems kind of lifeless. I know nothing is finished yet so this all may very well be addressed (and unlike those who take pleasure in hoping this is a massive failure I hope Roberts and Co. prove my concerns completely unfounded). It's just that I worry if they can't release a very focused singleplayer mode (basically a narrow slice of what the overall project is shooting for) with the amount of money and ttime sunk into the project thus far how in the world are they going to do a massively multiplayer open-ended experience as what has been promised? I think Squadron 42 will be a huge litmus test for a lot of people. A lot is riding on Squadron 42's first official release if others think like I do.  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption PC Rumors Resurface
56. Re: Red Dead Redemption PC Rumors Resurface Sep 7, 2016, 11:43 Prez
 
Wow I feel like a celebrity!  
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