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News Comments > Christmas Tech Bits
1. Re: Christmas Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 13:16 Acleacius
 
World’s first solar road....
That's pretty ingenious, if all buildings and roads had solar panels, there would be no need for nuclear or coal and probably water diversions for hydroelectric. Massive job increases for education, design, installation and service, could sustain a whole country easily.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Goodbuy 2016 Sale
14. Re: GOG.com Goodbuy 2016 Sale Dec 24, 2016, 11:58 Acleacius
 
Retired wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 15:24:
Rigs wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 14:23:
Ok, someone explain the logic behind this? The Witcher 3 GOTY edition is $30 while the DLC-less original release is still...$40? WTF?! That makes absolutely NO sense to me whatsoever.

I like deals and sales, who doesn't? But when you can't understand the logic behind some of the choices at times, it kinda makes the ol' credit card slink back in the wallet...

=-Rigs-=

This is what I have been saying - their pricing is all jacked up most of the time.
Think it was bethesda that started that crap, trying to get you to buy their game a second time, in goty form. Iirc, it was their super-amazing-genius business plan, after horse armor. Flamethrower

Guess Amazon gave up on video game sales.

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News Comments > GRID for Free
20. Re: GRID for Free Dec 23, 2016, 22:31 Acleacius
 
Thanks for the explanation and help, got through earlier and did get the game. Sure hope your correct, since I don't use sites like facebook or social media. Also, I think my account is set to private.  
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News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
7. Re: Vampyr Trailer Dec 23, 2016, 22:07 Acleacius
 
Well Quinn, I live in a world where vampire lore as been around for at least 60 years. In this world which seems to be alien to you, vampires feed off blood. So in this world unknown to you, if you kill off your supply of blood, you die. This doesn't even begin to contend with the fact there is more than ONE vampire in the world. Also, feed as autokill is so ridiculous I'm not sure where to begin, maybe your world of kookoo land?

Agent-Zero I don't eat steak, duh? Which vampire lore has them eating steak? Are you from Quinn's magical world of cray cray? Zombie
 
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News Comments > Vampyr Trailer
4. Re: Vampyr Trailer Dec 23, 2016, 18:07 Acleacius
 
I saw the original trailer released a couple of months ago. The big problems seem to be the Lore. Not to mention their previous game Life is Strange was so binary (i.e. final choice).

In this game afai can see, if you feed you kill. No matter your whether your playing good or evil. It seems a ridiculous, since vampires obviously need living healthy humans. Lore which kills every time you feed obviously destroys your food source, duh.

I do really enjoy the different art styles their games offer. Just they seriously need to spend more time on their writing or hire new ones. If they can't pull off the scenarios and general dialog, then it won't matter if they have a great story lines.
 
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News Comments > GRID for Free
17. Re: GRID for Free Dec 23, 2016, 11:56 Acleacius
 
jacobvandy, thanks for offering the info. Not sure I understand, how do I link my account? Guess I'll try it, but not sure what Link My Steam Account means, if not give my info. Confused

Haha, I tried it and Steam is still dead, so I can't. Still don't know what info they want.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
2. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 11:33 Acleacius
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 11:31:
That's a steep fine for being offline during a sale.
I was just going to ask if anyone could get through, seems the fine broke valve and they had to turn off the Steam Sale servers.
 
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News Comments > GRID for Free
15. Re: GRID for Free Dec 23, 2016, 10:57 Acleacius
 
Thanks Mordecai Walfish, that makes sense. Still passing, I'm usually behind the curve, on these things. I didn't even get Steam till 2011 with Dead Island's release.

It just seems the more places that have multiple data the riskier. It's probably too late to worry about personal data protection, since it's gone to shit. I wouldn't put it passed world economic collapse in the next four years. It almost happened here in the US between 2005-2007. There was a push to privatize Social Security (a moron thought he had a mandate). If it would have passed, all that money would have been gambled into the Stock Exchange before 'The Collapse'. The economy of not only the US but almost every nation would would have collapsed.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
41. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 23, 2016, 02:53 Acleacius
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 01:40:
The Long Dark is still in EA, but reviews are amazing. Is the game still getting constant support?
If you scroll down, where it says early access, the most recent update was Dec 20, 2016.

Personally I would go for Black Mesa first, but this does sound interesting for a cold simulator.
 
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News Comments > GRID for Free
5. Re: GRID for Free Dec 23, 2016, 02:48 Acleacius
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 21:52:
Very nice, Humble. I picked this up earlier today, whilst pondering the Steam sales.

For those of you concerned about giving your Steam info, you usually have to anyway for any Humble purchase that has Steam as a requirement.
I mentioned earlier, being hesitant. Guess I hadn't bought from Humble before. It must have been other sites like Bundle Stars, which never ask for such info. When GOG offers free games, they want your Steam account so they can see what games you own. So I never took the free/matching offers. Nor have I ever given my Steam info out to anyone. I'll just wait, it's apparently $2.70 during sales, so that's reasonable. Too bad it's not CooP.

Gratz, too all they got it for free!
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
20. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 16:43 Acleacius
 
The only game I can HIGHLY recommend is Survivalist, now on sale for $2.49 US. It's an insanely good Zombie RPG, with a real story and actual Cause and Effect quests. It tracks Faction from how you treat individuals all the way up to Communities. This independent game could easily compete and most likely beat $20 independent titles. He did a much better job than State of Decay, just without the nice graphics. It's also better in many ways than Dead State, just without the individual personalities and Turn Based combat.

Did I mention he patched in CooP for FREE! W00t

Edit: Forgot to mention Base building and management against assaults. Not to mention Food, Water and fighting infections.

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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
18. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 16:32 Acleacius
 
FloorPie wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 16:28:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 15:29:
Agree with you guys, sales are pretty crappy and the same everywhere now.

Mordecai Walfish thanks for the link. FYI, turns out they are fishing for your Steam info, so I passed.

How so? From what I see you just have to create a humble bundle account, not a big deal if you want the free game. I've never bothered to make one myself.
They ask you to link your Steam account. It sounds similar to what GOG does, asking for your Steam info so they can track which games you have bought. I'm not sure, sounds like RedEye9 says it's ok?

RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 16:00:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 15:29:
Mordecai Walfish thanks for the link. FYI, turns out they are fishing for your Steam info, so I passed.
It's not fishing, they have to do it to prevent people from reselling.

 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
7. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 15:29 Acleacius
 
Agree with you guys, sales are pretty crappy and the same everywhere now.

Mordecai Walfish thanks for the link. FYI, turns out they are fishing for your Steam info, so I passed.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Free Content Update
3. Re: Mafia III Free Content Update Dec 21, 2016, 22:52 Acleacius
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 20:34:
I'm hoping this game goes on a rather severe sale tomorrow, it looks like a lot of fun at $9.99 or so.
It will probably happen sooner than later. I'm not sure, but don't think their sales numbers were very good.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
3. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 21, 2016, 11:53 Acleacius
 
Just woke and read this as, Descent to Undermountain in Development at GOG! WhaaaaaaaaaaaaaT! Hahaha_no Zombie  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
15. Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 17:08 Acleacius
 
fds wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 14:29:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:14:
They told the plot and the villain, in the PR release. The name of the villain, do you get it? No? Did you know the name of the villain in Dishonored?

Haha, now I see your case a bit, but one day you'll see it for yourself and laugh about it too. This is really not that kind of game anymore.

The intro is an autoplaying non-interactive sequence. You can't walk around, slow down, take it in at your pace, meet people, none of that this time. In less than a minute, there's Delilah. Who kindly introduces herself right away. ”Hello, I'm Delilah and I'm going to serve as the villain in this video game. I'm super stereotypically evil and irredeemable, by the way! Enjoy!“

I think it was Carmack who once said that video games need a story as much as a porn film. No matter Bethesda's beef with him these years, whoever decided on how much narrative Dishonored 2 needs definitely agrees with that ethos.
Damn, was hoping to see a Mwahaha after your evil villain comment.

You sure might be correct about be laughing one day at the game story or lack there of. And while this isn't intended to piss you off, it might. I just have a beef with carmack and bethseda when they screw up needlessly, just like I do with myself. He also once said (paraphrasing since I don't want to look it up) "he didn't care what his fans thought, he was making games however he wanted". I my mind and others, he was needlessly arrogant about development, the way he built his engines (post quake II) and a near absolute failure at story telling. He basically mutinied and overthrew his own company from better and more qualified people pre Doom 3. The people who tried to tell him the world had moved on from the original Doom formula of jump scares and it was downhill from there.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
12. Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 13:14 Acleacius
 
DarkCntry, yes. They told the plot and the villain, in the PR release. The name of the villain, do you get it? No? Did you know the name of the villain in Dishonored?

NamecaF, it maybe true but what does it say about you, not even recognizing it's a spoiler? That you don't give shit about story or even more? Speaking as an idiot I wonder how that makes you feel, is it like fds who believes there's no story anymore? And is that because everything has been spoiled for you before you ever play the game?

Nin, sure there's going to be a villain just like Dishonored. Do you think, not knowing who the villain was in Dishonored, was part of the fun and impacted your enjoyment by trying to figure out the villain?
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
7. Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 03:03 Acleacius
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 01:57:
fds wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 00:30:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 21:48:
Whew, thankfully bethesda aren't a bunch of dumbasses who would post major spoilers of the game, in a press release.

What do you mean? I have reread the whole thing multiple times and there's not a hint of a spoiler in it. All it contains is a brief description of the non-interactive intro sequence at the very beginning of the game.

I think he somehow wasn't being sarcastic.

Hehe, nah, I was being sarcastic. Well a sarcastic idiot, if fds is correct. Let's see if I owe bethesda and the world an apology.

What I mean is...I read it once and it spoiled the story. Here's the quote, since apparently need to point it out.

...the mad witch Delilah seizes the throne the fate of your Empire is left hanging in the balance...

So that's not a story spoiler in a PR release? Remember just like millions of other gamers I still haven't played it. I'm not even sure what to say about fds's claim there is no story anymore. Apparently they are just levels for you to run around in. Not sure why bethesda didn't think of this before. They could have saved all the money paid for the stories, in their previous games!
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
4. Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 19, 2016, 21:48 Acleacius
 
Whew, thankfully bethesda aren't a bunch of dumbasses who would post major spoilers of the game, in a press release. Just cause the majority of the world's gamers haven't played it yet due to performance and drm issues. Knowing they shouldn't ruin the game for everyone, they clearly succeeded. So I praise bethesda for not being moronic idiots, when they so clearly could have been. Congratulations on your success. Urk Protest  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2016, 14:15 Acleacius
 
Uggh, that's one of the reasons I stopped eating meats decades ago, all the disease they spread. Puke  
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