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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
82. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 19:53 Tumbler
 
I'm shocked how civil and reasonable the political discussion is... We usually see comments written with flame throwers in here and now we are discussing politics and no one is calling anyone a Nazi?!

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
65. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 13:23 Tumbler
 
Member when Sq42 was supposed to be here in 2016? Member?

It feels like we are hoping that you can land on a planet in the ptu alpha by the end of 2017.

Wooo. I can only hope that funding gets a lot tighter this year because if not then why not continue to show something new and just kick back the goal posts?

Even if the old ppl stop they might get new users to pick up the slack. The new stuff they show is impressive so who knows how long this can go on.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
5. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 10:37 Tumbler
 
That main character face...Jesus, that's a butter face.

The bits of dialogue people have turned into memes are priceless.

Kill...Me...Now...
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Free Edition Launched
3. Re: Warhammer 40,000 - Eternal Crusade Free Edition Launched Mar 17, 2017, 13:34 Tumbler
 
Hmm I like 40k...And I like free...I'll give it a try.

Watched a YouTube clip of someone playing and that didn't look terribly fun. Will see...
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Content
16. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Content Mar 15, 2017, 21:00 Tumbler
 
> What is it about the Warhammer license that seems to curse most games that are involved with it?

I got Warhammer total war and was pleasantly surprised. Not a Warhammer fan but I'd love to see them do 40k in that style.

And who do I have to murder to.get a 40k license for firaxis.

XCOM is a perfect fit for the 40k license. Space hulk was sort of like that but after playing XCOM 2 recently why don't they have a 40k game in the works?
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Content
12. Re: Space Hulk: Deathwing Adds Content Mar 15, 2017, 15:06 Tumbler
 
I'm curious to pick this up eventually, I'm feeling more like $10 is fair. Happy to wait.

Feeling the same way about DoW3 at this point.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 15, 2017, 15:02 Tumbler
 
Explain to me how a union would even do anything with respect to Uber..? The app basically offers you a job, drive some person or group from point A to point B, pays X. Yes/no.

If you're in a union that wants to force higher prices so everyone makes more...how do you plan on stopping other people from joining uber and taking the job you don't want? If somehow everyone using uber stopped taking jobs then "surge" pricing would theoretically kick in and you'd have every tom dick and harry offering to give people rides...no? I don't want to give up my privacy for $30 on my way to work but you bump that to $60 or $100 and I might have too...

This is a supply and demand problem. There are too many people able to do the job so the price stays low. A shit ton of people have cars and can easily take a job with uber. (temporarily)

See how many cars are on the freeway ALL THE TIME? Most of those have extra space and if you force the price up they might be more interested in picking someone up.

Uber drivers (dedicated I guess?) need a reality check. There are too many of you. Prices will go up when there are less of you and down when there are more of you. And at the end of the day you might be competing with a lot of people who don't look to uber as their source of income, it's just an extra $30 on their commute each day or and extra $50 to help pay for airport parking when they go on a trip. (someone like myself might turn on uber on my way to work, or on my way to the airport)

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video
10. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Video Mar 1, 2017, 15:48 Tumbler
 
the dialog is so fucking cringe-tastic its unbelievable... honestly its a new low for Bioware on that.. just WOW

This. The voice for the main character, I'm assuming the "shepard" of this game, is god awful in this demo. She sounds like a teenager on her first mission as the boss. I knew something was odd but the 2 minute mark is where is slapped me across the face...

I wonder what the male version sounds like...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Promises "Totally Softcore Space Porn"
30. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Promises Feb 27, 2017, 20:08 Tumbler
 
Will be interesting to see what ppl say about this game. Dragon age Inquisition sounded good but I never played it. Going to prob skip this one too unless it's outstanding.  
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News Comments > E3 Opens to Public
18. Re: E3 Opens to Public Feb 9, 2017, 18:30 Tumbler
 

Or you can sit in the comfort of your home and watch the free 1080p stream without the hassle of LA traffic and gamer body funk. Wacko

This, jesus christ this. $150 to $250 to go? Don't fucking do this. Please. As a member of the public you're just going to wait in line to see almost nothing. As a member of the press with appointments it sounds like fun because they actually take the time to show you interesting stuff.

But nothing compares to just watching it all from home. All those press guys are so desperate to get your eyes on their website that you can see everything just by watching bluesnews.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jan 19, 2017, 17:44 Tumbler
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 18, 2017, 20:42:
I think their first mistake was creating a game that looks like a portmanteau of Dead Space and Mass Effect, notwithstanding the name they chose (Dead Effect).

Wait, they made a game that mixes Mass Effect and Dead Space?

BRB!

*Watching Youtube*

Oh god, this isn't mass effect and dead space. This is low budget doom and low budget generic zombie game pushed together. Let's get some more door sounds in here, guys, not enough door sounds, you know what people want in these games, door sounds. That sound effect was driving me nuts after hearing it a dozen times a min.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 19, 2017, 17:27 Tumbler
 
Hunh, that Logan preview rolled back my excitement a little. Was very interested in seeing it based on the first trailer but after seeing what the deal is with the little girl it's less interesting. (2nd trailer)

If you liked the first trailer and want to see the movie then don't watch this new trailer. I feel like that spoiled the movie... First trailer was so good...wtf.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 10, 2017, 17:24 Tumbler
 
I bought the new pixel XL and have that visor thing coming shortly. Google VR I think. (Or Daydream?) $80

What's crazy is with Google cardboard you can get something that works for under $20 pretty easy. This thing is only $14 and has a strap and foam pads.

Edit: OH FUCK, tracking says it was delivered today and it's been pouring all day!

Building something off the phone as a display makes perfect sense because at best the tech is a fun gimmick to try a few times then you set it aside. (my impression of people who have it)
 
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News Comments > Alien Covenant VR Experience Plans
16. Re: Alien Covenant VR Experience Plans Jan 4, 2017, 22:06 Tumbler
 
Judging from the trailer it looks like a remake of Alien with a slight nod to the Aliens sequel. Maybe that's all that's required is to offer up feelings of nostalgia to movie goers, it's working rather well for Star Wars after all.

Can you link me to the trailer you watched? I'm taking crazy pills I guess because all I see is more Prometheus. It's a more familiar alien creature and more familiar scenes I guess but it still looks like the half assed writing of Prometheus to me.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Dec 31, 2016, 22:42 Tumbler
 
Good lord, whoever wrote the article is an asshole.

The story of a video game is gender politics? At least fight for something real, ffs.

I mean does this mean we've reached equality? If people are bitching about a Mario game then we're good on the real world...No?
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
11. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 13:39 Tumbler
 
It is vaporware because the game pitched in 2012 isn't the same game they're working on today and it's not even remotely close to completion thanks to the massive scope creep. Letting people play an early alpha build isn't the same as releasing a finished product.

Squadron 42 was the game that was originally pitched but everyone is more familiar with the larger multiplayer project called Star Citizen. In the original pitch they were going to make SQ42 and Star Citizen was a mabye. SQ42 is absolutely vapor ware based on things today, Star Citizen isn't.
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
7. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 13:02 Tumbler
 
Is it fair to call it vaporware when there is a game you can play right now? It's not competitive with other games that have spent that much on development but I think it's more accurate to say it's in development hell...no?

From what they've released thus far does anyone have a strong feeling on what they'll end up delivering? On the PU side, the multiplayer universe, I'm wondering if we're going to see something much more narrow in scope where you have maybe a dozen systems like the one on the PU with a few places to land and explore.

Something like the X series where you just fly around to different spots and hopefully you can host a server with a dozen or so players. I'm still hopeful that SQ42 will end up being something good. It was very disappointing to hear that the demo they did a year ago where they walked through that ship wasn't part of the game, IE a mission. I guess they revealed recently that was just a staged demo and wasn't anything in game.

They've done a lot of work on ships and such, and the basic engine looks like it can handle a single player space campaign but who knows. I'd hoped this last year was going to be lots of work on SQ42 but it feels like they spent on their time on the star marine update and I have to say it's not impressive. What we got in Dec of 2016 looks like what I'd expect to have gotten in April of 2015 when they said it wasn't good enough.

I should play it a bit more but I remember seeing video from like August of 2015 and it doesn't look significantly different...so wtf were you doing over the last year?

 
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News Comments > Civilization VI Winter Update and New DLC
7. Re: Civilization VI Winter Update and New DLC Dec 22, 2016, 00:27 Tumbler
 
Ai still seems incompetent. Played 2 games today, first one I got rushed by a horde of warriors from brazil. Was shocked he was so aggressive so early. (king diff) So started a new game and my neighors on that one, germans, never attacked. They thought about it once but I manuevered my army to scare them off. Sounds great right?

Never saw an aggressive move from anyone the rest of the game. Once I got a spy out I realized how far behind in tech I was by my neighbor wasn't building any newer units. He was still keeping his swordmen around when he could have been making infantry.

I caught up and eventually attacked someone else and there were no defenders. nothing. They had zero units. They were miles ahead of me on tech but the only defense they had were city walls.

Very frustrating.

Brazil would randomly send a battleship fleet against my ships though, not sure why, one unit more or less, he did some damage but then nothing. I'm marching through his country with artillery, infantry and tanks and he's sending a battleship after me 10 turns later.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
14. Re: On Sale Dec 18, 2016, 22:59 Tumbler
 
A game is worth $50.00 for a full release with all stuff available, then maybe $10-$15 for some extra content IF it's a good game. SC is just not nearly worth this stuff, people look, the king is naked!

Tell that to eve online. Some ships in that game easily cost $2500. A lot more in fact if you break it down to isk / dollars. Aren't the Titans worth $5000?

The real trick will be making the game good enough that people want to play it when it takes that long to buy bigger ships and u can lose them.

It's odd to me why eve online survived with the time needed to advance being absurd and the risk of loss being so great.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
102. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 21, 2016, 13:42 Tumbler
 
>StarCitizen is currently 4th on the list and the game is nowhere even near completion.

That list is pretty interesting. SWTOR takes the cake at 200m and since that's an MMO with an emphasis on a SP campaign (SO THEY SAID, MF'rs, 6 games in one hunh?! #@$@#$) so if SC is going in that direction they can gather a lot more money before it's going to release.

Desinty's an interesting item, that definitely came out feeling like half a game but it was a pretty good game and with a lot of extra content coming since release seems to have become a well rounded game. (sort of like battlefront) It's a weird co-op / mmo hybrid though at 140 million. Maybe it will take more to implement SC as pitched.

The third item is GTA V which is a great game! And it has a whole SP campaign plus a seperate MP game which SUUUUCCCCKKKKKEEEEEDDD at launch! So SC is looking just like GTA V! We're looking great! Best selling game of all time (I think? It's a fucking monster)

That is mostly sarcasm, I hope the project is going to turn out well and what they're showing looks amazing but the technical side of pulling all these parts together into one working game that will be online seems too demanding for todays internet and computers. The size and scope of these ships in a SP game is possible but trying to put them in an online space where you can run into almost any ship at any time is nuts. Most game that offer that have to load you into different games to show you the inside of the ship, inside of a base, inside of a space station, surface of a planet, etc. you can theoretically have that all loaded in memory but we're talking about a shit ton of data loaded into RAM so it can be used instantly and who knows what's thats going to do for framerates with multiple idris' attacking a javelin or a Bengal and having dozens if not hundreds of players involved in dozens of different ships.

The amount of data that needs to be in RAM for all that to happen instantly, spur of the moment, is WAY past what anyone else is doing and I'd guess it's going to be at least 32GB of RAM, no idea what the video cards will use or need.

Am I wrong on how this works? A typical video game on my Win 10 pc uses between 2-4gb of ram, normally never goes above 4. But if you wrap multiple "games" into SC like this then you're going to double, triple or quadruple that footprint...right?

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