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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Egypt Civilization Demo
9. Re: Egypt Civilization Demo Mar 16, 2016, 18:45 BIGtrouble77
 
Sacrifice wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 18:07:
I signed up a few hours ago, still waiting for an email with the link to a demo.
I got mine and played for about 30 min. The map is really nice, the animated units are nice, but the whole thing does feel like a simple mobile game. I didn't get that far, but I don't think there's much depth here unfortunately. Note that it looks like it's the complete game, just without a save feature.
 
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News Comments > Egypt Civilization Demo
7. Re: Egypt Civilization Demo Mar 16, 2016, 17:55 BIGtrouble77
 
If you look at the company's previous games, this appears to be an extension of some terrible looking mobile games. That said, this looks like a huge improvement that's worth looking into.  
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News Comments > CryENGINE V Goes Pay What You Want
12. Re: CryENGINE V Goes Pay What You Want Mar 16, 2016, 04:25 BIGtrouble77
 
Is this the same thing as the Dunia engine?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 14, 2016, 12:51 BIGtrouble77
 
Really enjoyed the whole series (like 6 hour long episodes) Matt did with Rob, he has an incredible resume.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $110M
10. Re: Star Citizen Passes $110M Mar 14, 2016, 11:25 BIGtrouble77
 
Orson Welles once said "The enemy of art is the absence of limitations".  
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News Comments > Urban Empire Announced
1. Re: Urban Empire Announced Mar 10, 2016, 21:58 BIGtrouble77
 
This looks like it's based off of their Tropico codebase.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2016, 16:27 BIGtrouble77
 
I really don't understand why Nvidia takes such a negative role in GPU shenanigans. Nvidia was done serious harm by3dfx years ago yet they are more than happy to take part in the same level of deception and bad behavior.

edit: I don't know if nvidia had any part in this article, I'm basing my frustration on historical behavior.
 
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News Comments > Punch Club Free Content
2. Re: Punch Club Free Content Mar 9, 2016, 18:49 BIGtrouble77
 
I played this game for 2 hours, then I watched Total Biscuit's review. Haven't played since and I don't plan to. This game is beyond fixable which is a shame since the fantastic pixel art is completely wasted.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Mar 7, 2016, 17:47 BIGtrouble77
 
I did not play far cry 4, but I am really enjoying Primal. I expect that they would use things from farcry 4 as templates, it would be stupid not to. They definitely do the same thing for Assassins Creed and I don't care about it there.

This game visually feels like you are transported back 10,000 years, so that's all I care about. I just wish I could play this game at a very high difficulty, but much less fauna. There's just too much going on, animals fighting all over the place and the bad tribes are around every corner. It makes this huge world seem small.

The game also plays amazingly well on my rig, I nearly have all settings on Ultra at 40-50fps with a gtx 780.
 
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News Comments > Egypt Civilization Announced (Not by Firaxis)
3. Re: Egypt Civilization Announced (Not by Firaxis) Mar 3, 2016, 13:21 BIGtrouble77
 
I've been wanting something like this for a while... I really hope paradox is the inspiration for this and this thing has some substance.  
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News Comments > Steam Stops Selling Spintires; Sparks Sabotage Speculation
4. Re: Steam Stops Selling Spintires; Sparks Sabotage Speculation Mar 2, 2016, 22:11 BIGtrouble77
 
"a bug related to a date-related piracy check"

If I was going to cover my ass for some "deliberate sabotage", this is how I would implement it.
 
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News Comments > Paradox Dumps Hollowpoint Developer
1. Re: Paradox Dumps Hollowpoint Developer Mar 2, 2016, 22:07 BIGtrouble77
 
I have no interest in this game, but I like how Paradox has high standards that they impose on their development partners. They seem to prefer to take the development hit rather than going for a quick cash grab at the expense of their reputation.

That said, I think it's highly unlikely this ended "amicably".
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Mar 1, 2016, 13:37 BIGtrouble77
 
FarCry Primal is the the first FarCry I've played since the original. I'm not a big fan of the consolized game mechanics, but I've found the game a lot harder and more immersive after I disabled the various HUD items. I'm also not using quick travel or the hunting view (when possible). With all that stuff off I've actually been able to get into it.

I'm also amazed at how well it runs on my stock GTX 780. I'm running at 2560 x 1440 on ultra settings (with a few things downgraded) and getting 30-50 fps with no stutters.

Definitely worth the $35 I paid, not sure about $60 though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 25, 2016, 21:12 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 13:26:
Wasn't it the case 10 years ago that some countries threatened to ban Blackberries if RIM didn't provide a backdoor into the encryption? I wonder what those countries will do once Apple makes their phones uncrackable.

I hate Apple, but I applaud their stand against the government.

From what I've read, other countries put up with it because Apple's encryption affects every country equally. Once an exception is made (to the FBI) then all countries will insist on equal treatment.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Feb 23, 2016, 18:58 BIGtrouble77
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 18:55:
Ok, we got the whole 'Stoneage' thing out of our systems...it's sucks...so let's get back to what everyone really wanted: Far Cry 6: Blood of a Dragon: Please Be Kind, Rewind!

=-Rigs-=

I have been bored to tears from the last few Far Crys, this is the first one I'm seriously interested in. The only thing that bugs me is riding on the back of a cat, that's just fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Launches
13. Re: Elite Dangerous Arena Launches Feb 16, 2016, 18:02 BIGtrouble77
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 15:30:
I'd say that action almost looks as good as this:

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

It actually does look really nice, and it runs very smooth on my gtx780. I don't understand why the planetary landing areas are so poorly optimized yet CQC has way more detail and runs beautifully.

The thing with CQC is that I can't figure out people kill me in under 2 seconds with full shields, yet it takes me about 10 seconds of constantly shooting them to take them out. The higher ranked people just obliterate me and I can't find out exactly what they are doing.
 
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News Comments > SEGA Freebies
2. Re: SEGA Freebies Feb 16, 2016, 17:55 BIGtrouble77
 
These are the kind of titles I'd want to purge from my steam collection.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Launches
9. Re: Elite Dangerous Arena Launches Feb 16, 2016, 14:43 BIGtrouble77
 
I would gladly pay $10 just to get CQC more resources to make it better. I have so much trouble just connecting and the battles feel way too short. It feels very barebones, but I find it pretty fun nonetheless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 15, 2016, 11:52 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't understand why people buy smart tvs. They offer virtually no benefit over an external box, complicate the ui, underpowered, drive up the price of the tv, cant's be shut off and have limited upgradability. The icing is having a shittastic company like Samsung datamining me.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
28. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 13, 2016, 16:41 BIGtrouble77
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 13:44:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 04:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 01:18:
Again: That discount package is for existing backers. If you are not a backer yet and if you want a last chance to get both, Squadron 42 and Star Citizen, for $45 then today is the last day you can buy a package and get both games for $45. You just need to pay attention that the package says "Star Citizen Digital Download" and "Squadron 42 Digital Download".

They will split packages tomorrow and from then on you will only be able to buy either a Squadron 42 or a Star Citizen starter package for $45. You will, however, always have the option to buy either Squadron 42 or Star Citizen as a $15 add-on depending on which $45 package you bought.
These packages will likely be subject to sales and promos in the future so there is no real need to rush anything. This is the typical CIG "OMG last chance BUY BUY BUY BUUUUYYYY NOW OR NEVER!!!!111" scam.

The only reason I wanted to snag this is because my son has been bugging me to get it and I really did not want to pay more than I had to. I am more than happy with Elite, but I don't think $45 for this game is unreasonable if it is finished in a reasonable state. Thanks for the help.

Does your son know that there's really no game? $45 is a lot of money for a really robust tech demo.

My son is only 7. He just wants something where he can walk around and look at the ships... unfortunately we can't do that in Elite.

You are right, the game is still a glorified tech demo. There's been progress over the past year, but the game still eludes me.

Anyway, I'm fine with that, I knew what I was buying, I just didn't want to pay $70 for it.
 
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