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Re: Terminator: Resistance Released
Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
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Re: Terminator: Resistance Released Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
 
A number of the Steam reviews are name-checking Terminator: Future Shock and Terminator: Skynet so if you appreciated those it might be worth a closer look.
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture remains a movie-making miracle 40 years later
Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture remains a movie-making miracle 40 years later Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
 
...And yet the (far superior) director's cut still hasn't been released in HD.

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Re: Morning Crowdfunding
Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
 
For years I have assumed that most of the extravagant feature-related promises of Barkley 2 were part of the joke and that the game would release with a lot of cleverly designed pseudo-systems; Most of them just developed enough to support a parody or reference to similar features in other games (as some of my favorite parts in the first one did). Reading posts from the (now former) developers over the past few days, however: ToG were as serious about fully implementing all of that stuff as post-Cyberpocalyse Charles Barkley was about damn near everything (another one of the first game's high points).

The failure of this game has ruined my decade, but the fact that it failed in part because the devs committed to their own (what should have been) jokes too hard is fascinating.

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Re: Into the Black
Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
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Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
 
Respect. Listening to The Last Ninja SID now.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 11:55:
Peter Norton is rolling over in his white-smocked grave.

Nah, he's still alive.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
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Re: Valve Loses $3M AU Fine Appeal
Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
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Re: Valve Loses $3M AU Fine Appeal Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Apr 20, 2018, 13:03:
Hosting high availability systems is not cheap. I work for a medical group,

Steam is not high availability. Goes down every Tuesday evening for maintenance (which can sometimes last an hour or more) and goes down randomly plenty of other times. The weekly outages even include the Store and Community Market pieces, which is something that still kind of blows my mind: If you had a money printing machine would you ever turn it off?

Nobody's life depends on Steam, so you can be assured that Valve is paying nowhere near what any medical group is. No extreme SLA, no "backups of backups for every piece of hardware and every network route" policies, nobody expensive on call 24 hours. They might not even have their own hardware in some locations.

Compared to physical distribution it is is insanely cheap to run something like Steam these days -- even if you aren't doing it all on AWS (as Netflix does).
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released
Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
 
Fletch wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 10:04:
I'd much rather see "Lode Runner: The Legend Returns" updated for modern computers. Don't make it 3D or anything. Just up the resolution and make it run on a modern PC. That would definitely push my nostalgia auto-buy button.

No resolution update, but there is a completely faithful fan rewrite that uses the original graphical assets and runs on any modern OS:

http://www.quarkrobot.com/about-this-project/
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month
Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
 
There is also this project that successfully re-implemented the engine from Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (and The Mad Monks Revenge) so that those games can be played on modern OS:

http://www.quarkrobot.com/about-this-project/

Native builds for Windows, OS X and Linux.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
 
Toshiba article says it is from December 2015...
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Re: Routine in March
Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
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Re: Routine in March Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
 
I've been looking forward to this one for a long time. Was actually starting to think it might have been abandoned.
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Re: etc.
Apr 20, 2016, 20:27
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Re: etc. Apr 20, 2016, 20:27
Apr 20, 2016, 20:27
 
Reminds me of a similar but more comprehensive article from a couple of years ago:

http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/3/6892091/history-of-alien-games-aliens
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Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
Mar 7, 2015, 18:18
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Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 7, 2015, 18:18
Mar 7, 2015, 18:18
 
While announcing his imminent hiring at Space Industries to work on Star Citizen, a visibly intoxicated Derek Smart let slip that he and Peter Molyneux have been consulting on Half-Life 3 for several months:

"Yeah, Gabe asked Pete and me to go over some HL3 designs. We were both up for it, but Pete was deep into his lawsuit against Blizzard over software patents that they used without license in Diablo 3 so he started a little later than I did."

After tossing back the rest of his drink, Mr. Smart launched into a tirade against unnamed "ugly bitch whores" in the gaming media who had reviewed his most recent title poorly and stopped responding to his Facebook messages after receiving unsolicited photographs of his genitals.

"You don't really know what #gamergate is about until something like this happens to you!" claimed Smart, before smashing his empty on the floor and leaving the room.
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Re: Another Shadowrun Kickstarter Next Month
Dec 16, 2014, 19:35
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Re: Another Shadowrun Kickstarter Next Month Dec 16, 2014, 19:35
Dec 16, 2014, 19:35
 
Awesome!

Wonder if they'll use the poll results from when they were deciding the Dragonfall location and set the next game in Hong Kong?
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Re: Duke Nukem 3D Musical Theme Downloads
Jun 3, 2014, 21:47
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Re: Duke Nukem 3D Musical Theme Downloads Jun 3, 2014, 21:47
Jun 3, 2014, 21:47
 
...And if you want to hear it played on some decent quality MIDI software:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqCFl-D1jAc

This comment was edited on Jun 3, 2014, 21:53.
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Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys
Feb 22, 2014, 13:56
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Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Beta Keys Feb 22, 2014, 13:56
Feb 22, 2014, 13:56
 
These are not beta keys -- just keys.
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Re: 100 More Steam Greenlights
Dec 4, 2013, 19:47
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Re: 100 More Steam Greenlights Dec 4, 2013, 19:47
Dec 4, 2013, 19:47
 
As with past batches, these titles will be released independently in the weeks or months or years ahead

FTFY

NEOTOKYO° was greenlit October 2012 and Valve's gotten signed paperwork back from the devs twice, but it's still not on Steam.
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Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M
Nov 23, 2013, 16:32
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Re: Star Citizen Crowdfunding Hits $29M Nov 23, 2013, 16:32
Nov 23, 2013, 16:32
 
I'll buy the theory that they have a big investor who is putting in chunks of money every week as a way to build hype and grease the wheels, but it's a little early to be calling the game a fraud.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Nov 9, 2013, 17:31
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 9, 2013, 17:31
Nov 9, 2013, 17:31
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 9, 2013, 13:48:
Edit: Speaking of which anyone got any good recs for free email providers beside google and hotmail?

fastmail.fm seems pretty good. I don't know what your privacy requirements are, but they're worth a look.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 11, 2013, 17:36
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Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2013, 17:36
May 11, 2013, 17:36
 
D) Did you know the site was down yesterday evening?
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