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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Alpha Video
10. Re: BATTLETECH Alpha Video Aug 4, 2016, 23:42 Kxmode
 
I backed BT at the $50 level, and it was the last game I backed before giving up on crowdfunding and early access. That being said this looks much better than I thought it would.

 
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News Comments > Steam VR Tracking Royalty-free
1. Re: Steam VR Tracking Royalty-free Aug 4, 2016, 23:14 Kxmode
 
A couple of my coworkers belong to the Church of VR. They are constantly trying to convert me to their religion, even after I repeatedly told them I have no desire to buy a Rift or a Vive because of the extra expense of fully upgrading my computer (about $1,500 - $2,000 for the computer and VR device). One of my coworkers went so far as to bring in his computer and spent that day preaching how amazing it is to others. At the end of the day they said, "well, it looks like we got two buyers!"

Other coworkers asked me "Have you tried the Rift?" I said "No.", They reply "Really?! Why? It's amazing." To which I tell them, in no uncertain terms, "I have no desire to buy a VR device so why would I test drive it?"

If this continues, I'm going to lodge a complaint. It's one thing to talk about something at work, but when it becomes disruptive, it needs to stop.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players Aug 4, 2016, 23:00 Kxmode
 
Have absolutely no desire to play Overwatch and Hearthstone. Nor Diablo (do not like the subject matter). Nor Heroes of the Storm (it bores me). And my WOW sub is pretty much coming to an end. Don't care for Legion (it's more of the same). I have the complete StarCraft 2 game that I can barely bring myself to play (I find it boring).

I guess what I'm saying is Blizzard no longer makes games that appeal to me.
 
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News Comments > The Signal From TŲlva Announced
3. Re: The Signal From TŲlva Announced Aug 2, 2016, 12:35 Kxmode
 
Does this star Laurence Fishburne?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
37. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 20:59 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 14:46:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:16:
I wonder if this is the reason why so many want NMS to fail.

+ No mods

Does that sound right?

Do we actually know that there won't be mods?

In a Q&A with GameInformer from December 2014 they asked, "Will There Be Mod Support?"

Sean Murray: I think PC games should have Mods and the ability to mod. I almost feel like we need to give them the tools otherwise then they're just going to start making them, tearing apart your game. That's what I have more of a fear of. I think if they get in there and they just start disassembling it they will end up creating parallel universes; like genuinely that's what would happen. They would change the numbers and then someone else would be playing in a different universe, but still posting to our servers.

We will probably give them some tools to allow them to do some stuff. But we don't want people creating new planets within an existing game. I don't think we can stop them doing that if there's a clever enough programmer, which there always is, there are going to be weird things with the game unofficially. But officially I think we probably want to give people some modding ability just so they leave our game alone. Just give them enough creative outlet to keep them busy rather than them thinking of all of the destructive things that they could do.

So it sounds like, if Sean's statement is still valid, that there will be mod support, but it will be very controlled and limited in scope. Maybe that's what the haters say when they complain about "no mods." I think controlled mod support is appropriate when you have something are large as a procedural universe. It's not like Hello Games, with their small crew, can police and monitor a game with 18 quintillion planets. However, purely from an exploration standpoint, I would love for the mod community to add stuff like unstable stars about to go supernova; solar radiation that makes high ship shields essential; or systems made entirely of planetary debris caused by a massive explosion that wrecked the system's planets. Those enhancements would make exploration even more amazing and add a level of danger.

 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
62. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Aug 1, 2016, 20:45 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:43:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 12:46:
There's an ignore link?
Right under their profile.

Thank you! There are a couple of boneheads that I needed to silence. I'm sure you'll know who the usual suspects are.

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News Comments > Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled
11. Re: Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled Aug 1, 2016, 15:35 Kxmode
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:55:
Apparently they should use the Starcraft universe, see story in today's news.

Or they could create a brand new IP.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 13:59 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:41:
Is there anybody who cares about a lack of McGuffin or story line? That's certainly not what I mean by an apparent lack of content or things to do.

I'm pretty sure the plot is to get to the center of the universe. How you get there is your story.
 
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News Comments > Fireforge Games Bankruptcy
4. Re: Fireforge Games Bankruptcy Aug 1, 2016, 13:55 Kxmode
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 1, 2016, 13:38:
Just so we're clear here, define for me 'Social Media Platform'...because I'm at a loss...

I'd imagine it would be something like Flare3D; the engine Zynga used for Farmville. It would have full social media integration built into the engine.
 
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News Comments > Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled
8. Re: Galaxy in Turmoil Cancelled Aug 1, 2016, 13:47 Kxmode
 
Really wish game developers would stop making fluff sites like http://git.frontwirestudios.com/ until they have an actual game.

"Galaxy in Turmoil is packed full of features you want in a futuristic exploration game. A fully immersive single player campaign, massive 64 player multiplayer battles, ground to space combat and more." Blah blah blah. You don't have a game. Your features are meaningless.

SOE/Daybreak did this same crap for "EQ Next" until Next was canceled and EQ Landmark was renamed Landmark.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 13:16 Kxmode
 
I wonder if this is the reason why so many want NMS to fail.

+ Indie title that suspiciously sounds like other ambitious (and failed/shallow) procedurally generated games such as Spore, Godus, etc.
+ Very little demonstration of the gameplay for the first 2 years of hype; no commentary about the end game until recently.
+ Excessive fawning by the gaming media 'elite' (e.g. usual supsects Kotaku, Polygon, Destroid, etc)
+ Priced as an AAA game for an unknown/untested studio
+ No mods

Does that sound right?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 1, 2016, 13:06 Kxmode
 
saluk wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 19:49:
I think NMS will probably be the fractal explorer with the most longevity so far. I'm also certain it will be the best selling fractal explorer of all time.

Pretty sure NMS is Oregon Trail with extensive exploration, and we know what a massive failure Oregon Trail has been since launch. How many millions have died from dysentery playing it?!
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
60. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Aug 1, 2016, 12:46 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 13:10:
Creston wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 19:17:
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 14:49:
If they managed to get the trade, fighting etc on at least "okay" level, then this game will be a modern classic, well above all your Witchers, GTAs and suchlike.






Ahhahahahahaha! Wow! Now you know why I use the ignore link.



There's an ignore link?
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
57. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 30, 2016, 00:47 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 12:54:
What were people expecting here, Mass Effect?

For me, the Fight, Trade, and Survive aspects of NMS feel like Oregon Trail. That sounds like an odd comparison, but if you think about it, I believe that it makes sense. The goal is to get to Oregon center of the universe. The only thing NMS has that OT doesn't is Exploration; which is what I want the most. I guess what I'm saying is if I die of dysentery on the journey, toxic radiation will likely be the cause.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
56. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 30, 2016, 00:30 Kxmode
 
I wanted to take these two separately.

VaranDragon wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 03:48:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 02:31:
This game is the one that I've waited my whole life to play, but could only play in bits and pieces in other games.

Aren't you the guy who got scammed into thinking Star Citizen was that game? You managed to get your money back, a shitload if I remember correctly, but didn't that kind of make an impression on you? I know this one is only 60$ but wouldnt you rather wait for release and some word-of-mouth, reviews, gameplay videos etc?

Getting my money back was a great relief. The impression made on me was never to trust Crowdfunding and Early Access. These are not the same as preordering. I watched dozens of videos and read plenty of articles on NMS. I loved everything about NMS; I even like the music. I liked the game even before I found it would have NPCs and markers would appear for planetary locations of interest. I didn't know anything about the crafting mechanic or learning an alien language to trade with the races until much later. In other words, as more information and videos came out revealing more about NMS I liked it more. To answer you last question, I had already decided I would buy NMS. The preorder only happened because I wanted a better starter ship; a far cry from the virtual fleet of "starter" ships people have in Star Citizen.

In general, if I preorder, I always do my homework first just like before buying stocks I always investigate the company selling it. As a result, the preorders I have made in the past have, for the most part, been fun games. When Star Citizen was announced and pitched there was virtually nothing for the game other a tech video (that Chris had spent a million to make, that was scrapped when they went into production), some concept art, and Chris Roberts reputation from his Origin days; of which I still enjoy those games of his today.

The point is he pitched Star Citizen as a particular type of game that years later turned out to be a complete lie. He lied about how much he could make it for. He lied about the delivery timeline. He even lied about the game's scope. Those three make up 99% of the entire dev cycle. That's the most wrong a game developer could ever do to a gamer, and a financial benefactor. He lied to the point where he destroyed my trust in crowdfunding and early access. His lies aren't secret. They are fully documented online and I pointed to them in my refund request to CIG. In retrospect I think it would have been better for VCs to fund the game so that way they would have held Chris' feet to the fire and forced him to cut features that will impractical and out of scope with his original 20 million dollar vision.

However, I don't hate Chris Roberts personally. I only don't trust him and his "promises."

RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 09:13:
It's called impulse control, he has none. Pre-purchases were designed for the "I have waited my whole life" crowd.

Absolute obtuse rubbish. I preordered because I wanted the Horizon Omega ship for the upgraded hyperdrive and increased firepower. I was going to buy NMS long before the release date was released.

Let's talk about impulse control. Impulse control is paying off all my credit card debt, saving up four months worth of living expenses, and working on paying off my mortgage early. Impulse control is not buying a Rift or a Vive because it's the latest hotness and coworkers are pressuring me to join the Church of VR. Impulse control is deciding to eat healthy instead of gorging down fast food.

Don't judge me before you know the facts otherwise, you sound like a fool.

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News Comments > PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working
7. Re: PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working Jul 29, 2016, 23:28 Kxmode
 
I guess kids will no longer be able to play Street Fighter Dory.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
30. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 03:42 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 03:14:
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 02:20:
So basically the huge galaxy has three hazards, radiation, toxic atmospheres and drones/dangerous animals. Im blown away by the variety.

I'm sorry, which games do you play and what are the hazards? This kind of reductiveness can be applied to any game:

Battlefield (the hazards are only bullets!)
Skyrim (the hazards are only men or monsters!)
Elite (the hazards are only other spaceships!)


Xbox Live (the hazards are 13 year olds)
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
29. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 03:31 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 03:10:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 02:31:
I don't know what this game will be like but everything I've seen has me excited. This game is the one that I've waited my whole life to play, but could only play in bits and pieces in other games.

If you preorder on Steam and live on the west coast, NMS will be available for play at 9 pm the day before release. Steam releases happen at midnight, east coast time. Hawaiians will get to play it at 7 pm on 8/8.

So I need to fly to Hawaii so I can play it earlier than everyone else?

Yup. I won't judge.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 28, 2016, 03:24 Kxmode
 
"The Adventure Pals - A Story of Love, Giraffes & Hot Dogs by Massive Monster." Without going to KS page, I imagine a bunch of 20 somethings met at Starbucks one morning and had a 30-minute rant about having to get real jobs after graduating and working for the Man. So, in their "brilliance" they said, "Let's make a game, and get it funded on Kickstarter."

Crowdfunding. Please let this funding model die. It's starting to produce games with titles like that the above.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 SagaóLiving World Season 3 Begins
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 SagaóLiving World Season 3 Begins Jul 28, 2016, 03:14 Kxmode
 
Fion wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 13:27:
Episode comes with a pretty massive new zone, though it's mostly open with fragments of former landscape in a beautifully surreal way.

Absolutely. Dimensionally the zone has massive verticality. If you have all your gliding masteries unlocked it's about as close to flying as you'll get in GW2.
 
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