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News Comments > Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration
5. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 12:28 grudgebearer
 
Droniac wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 12:21:
grudgebearer wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 11:03:
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?

Dirty Bomb was made in collaboration with Nexon, which certainly doesn't rate any better than Wargaming...

Dirty Bomb still turned out to be a good game though. It just needs more work (mainly bug fixing and additional content). A bit silly that it's still in beta after so many years, but that beta tag is unfortunately still warranted.

The concept was ok, their execution is where they failed at producing a successor to Quake Wars. The microtransaction-grind of Dirty Bomb doomed it from the get go in trying to compete directly with Team Fortress 2.
 
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News Comments > Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration
1. Re: Splash Damage and Wargaming Collaboration Jul 18, 2017, 11:03 grudgebearer
 
I guess this means Splash Damage wants to make a game that will be worse than Dirty Bomb?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Jun 25, 2017, 21:03 grudgebearer
 
I'd be interested in how the bank valued the Squadron 42 IP as collateral. How did they separate it from the Star Citizen framework and give it an accurate valuation, without at least having the art concepts and underlying engine for both games tied into what RSI is considering the Squadron 42 IP?  
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News Comments > Next Dragon Age Discussion
6. Re: Next Dragon Age Discussion May 22, 2017, 13:02 grudgebearer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 22, 2017, 11:31:
Well, Sunless Sea has some brilliant writing in it, surprisingly.

That's got me at least mildly interested in what the next Dragon Age game could be, although I probably won't bother getting it before it hits the bargain bin.


Disclaimer: I loved Dragon Age:Origins, played through it a couple times, considering another run through in the near future. However, I skipped Dragon Age 2 entirely, and can't even force myself to finish DA:Inquisition, too MMO-ish or something for me.


I'm in the same boat. DA:Inquisition quests feel meaningless, there's no drive to actually complete them, and no sense of satisfaction in doing so.
 
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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
20. Re: More on the Star Citizen Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 18:08 grudgebearer
 
SFanderson wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 16:42:
I can't help but laugh every time I see Star Citizen on blues. The people here are an overwhelming minority with regards to their views on this game. Like seriously, this is the Westboro Baptist Church of the gaming community.

Perfect summation of Blues vitriol towards this game is the homeless guy here: https://youtu.be/phxRZXd6r9E?t=12

Hahaha

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Alt for fanboi, or CIG employee?
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
33. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 13:37 grudgebearer
 
Not that I care one way or another whether a character is transgendered or not, but citing ovotesticular DSD as a response isn't really helping your case

Ovotesticular DSD is the rarest disorder of sex development in humans and has an approximate incidence of less than 1/20,000. At least 500 affected individuals have been reported.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER II Announced
6. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER II Announced Mar 31, 2017, 15:28 grudgebearer
 
Fourth race is probably going to be Skaven, given the rat in the last frame.  
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News Comments > Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows
7. Re: Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows Mar 22, 2017, 12:26 grudgebearer
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 12:18:

Or, on the other hand, they're on the board of Vulkan.

Maybe, but that would seem contradictory to their desire to make games Windows 10 exclusives that are only offered on their delivery platforms.
 
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News Comments > Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows
4. Re: Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows Mar 22, 2017, 12:03 grudgebearer
 
Microsoft probably has 250 lawyers working feverishly right now to find a way to crush Vulkan, or neuter it to the point of being useless before any more devs drop DX12 support.

 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
20. Re: Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access Feb 13, 2017, 19:35 grudgebearer
 
Jagacademy wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 16:52:
I've seen people spend $20,000+ buying cosmetic items for player-run Ultima Online freeshards.

Pics or it didn't happen.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
19. Re: Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access Feb 13, 2017, 19:31 grudgebearer
 
Darks wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 10:36:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 10:32:
a $1000 dollar copy? Seriously who will back on that level

You would be surprised how many do that do. Must be nice to have money like that to just trow around.

Here's a lets play of the games action. looks pretty good so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdVtEZAi3Wg

Gameplay looks good? He walks up and enters the agro range, get's shot at, then walks a foot away, and the enemy wanders off as if he never existed; clickfest with poor AI, another waste of the 40k IP.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Beta Concludes Today
22. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2017, 08:45 grudgebearer
 
Well, in their defense, the POB for on that warhammer would be about 2 inches from the head, making it uncomfortable to carry around perpendicular to your body with your hands on the 'hilt' area for any amount of time.  
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News Comments > GreedFall Announced
1. Re: GreedFall Announced Feb 9, 2017, 13:24 grudgebearer
 
Well that video told me absolutely nothing...  
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week
8. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week Feb 7, 2017, 16:21 grudgebearer
 
Darks wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 16:04:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 13:18:
grudgebearer wrote on Feb 7, 2017, 11:03:
Why in all holy hell they decided to use the 40k Inquisitor concept to make a diablo-clone, is just beyond all comprehension.

Because 10 years ago everyone was making a WOW clone.

So, is this a top down like Diablo? I didn't notice that when I saw the video, I thought it was more of an FPS type game.

If so, im defiantly interested. Plus how can you go wrong with 4 players Coop?

Every video I've seen of it is 3/4 isometric. You might be thinking of 'Spacehulk:Deathwing'
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week
2. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Alpha This Week Feb 7, 2017, 11:03 grudgebearer
 
Why in all holy hell they decided to use the 40k Inquisitor concept to make a diablo-clone, is just beyond all comprehension.

The 40k source material for Inquisitors screams party-based RPG, or an action-based 3rd person shooter/RPG. With all of the shovelware that is being produced with their IP, Games-Workshop needs to fire whomever is overseeing their foray into gaming.
 
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News Comments > EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games
18. Re: EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games Feb 3, 2017, 11:40 grudgebearer
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 05:06:
grudgebearer wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 14:31:
The problem is that neither Poland or Czech Republic use the Euro as their currency. All this will do is cause valve to offer games in EU member stats in Euros only, as opposed to local currencies.

And really, I don't blame them. The polish zloty to euro exchange rate is .23. It's not in Valve, or any publisher that uses Steam, best interest to sell a game in a local currency that equates to 1/4 of the EU price, and then lose a sale from another EU country that does use the Euro because they can get it cheaper from a Polish reseller.

in the end Polish and Czech gamers will suffer the ruling as Steam games quadruple in price as they will only be offered in Euro prices

You do realize that just because the Zloty is one quarter of a Euro, that it doesn't mean that things (games included) are four times as cheap in Poland as in the rest of Europe.

I didn't state that it was, I said that it wasn't in Valve's or any publishers best interest to offer prices in the Zloty at 1/4 the price of the game in a Euro country, when they also risk losing a sale at the same time.

The fact that Poland and Czech don't use the Euro, and their currencies are so much lower in comparison, make it a deterrent to offer games in the local currencies that would be in line with the local economy.

 
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News Comments > EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games
13. Re: EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games Feb 2, 2017, 14:31 grudgebearer
 
The problem is that neither Poland or Czech Republic use the Euro as their currency. All this will do is cause valve to offer games in EU member stats in Euros only, as opposed to local currencies.

And really, I don't blame them. The polish zloty to euro exchange rate is .23. It's not in Valve, or any publisher that uses Steam, best interest to sell a game in a local currency that equates to 1/4 of the EU price, and then lose a sale from another EU country that does use the Euro because they can get it cheaper from a Polish reseller.

in the end Polish and Czech gamers will suffer the ruling as Steam games quadruple in price as they will only be offered in Euro prices
 
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News Comments > Torment Stretch Goal Changes
22. Re: Torment Stretch Goal Changes Jan 29, 2017, 20:31 grudgebearer
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 29, 2017, 15:56:
People also need to learn how game development works. It isn't an exact science. Ideas that sound good on paper may not work so well in practice. Iteration leads to better games and during the process, things will be changed or cut for the better of the product as a whole. If you can't accept this, you shouldn't be Kickstarting games.

So, you don't have a problem with them waiting until less than a month before release, to tell backers that they in fact are not going to meet the kickstarter goals, and then only coming clean because they were called out on a reddit and had to respond?

Did they take the time to put in a 'white knight' class for you during the years of delay?

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News Comments > Torment Stretch Goal Changes
14. Re: Torment Stretch Goal Changes Jan 29, 2017, 16:46 grudgebearer
 
Torment, and The Mandate killed me on kickstarting anymore PC games.

Any future inXile game I purchase will need to be >50% off to get me to bite.
 
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News Comments > Necromunda: Underhive Wars Announced
5. Re: Necromunda: Underhive Wars Announced Jan 18, 2017, 15:40 grudgebearer
 
MT Silver wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 14:29:
grudgebearer wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 13:10:
Mordheim tried to stick too closely to the tabletop game, and sacrificed a lot of the advantages that bringing the material to the video game medium provided. In the end it was a relatively boring slog of a game that provided more frustration than enjoyment, even to the people that sang it's praises.
Those are exactly my problems with it. It's like when Bioware made Baldur's Gate and kept the dumb THACO and other systems in it. Those things are compromises the boardgame/pen&paper devs had to make in order to make them playable. You don't have those limitations in a videogame. Screw the dice, just have the computer crunch some numbers behind the scenes. Focus on making a great game first and a loyal adaptation second.

I agree. If you are trying to make a video game clone of the board game, fine, keep it true to form, but if you are actually trying to make a game based off of the material, then use all of the modern methodologies at your disposal.

I'd love to see an XCom style turn-based combat game based of of necromunda where you are battling other gangs and the arbites for control of territory and resources, but this is going to be a reskinned Mordheim cash grab by GWS.
 
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