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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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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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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
26. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 13, 2016, 04:16 BIGtrouble77
 
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.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
24. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 22:44 BIGtrouble77
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 18:40:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 17:17:
Where is the $40 package? The cheapest I see are a few $45 ones.

Are you an existing backer? As the news says, this is a backer exclusive offer obviously and you should be looking at this package ... and what country are you in?

The $40 price is before VAT. For me in the EU that $40 package is actually $47.60 ($40 + 19% EU VAT) or if I'd pay in local currency I'd come out at 43.32.

I'm in Canada. I'm really confused... Should I buy one of the $45 usd packages now?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
21. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 17:17 BIGtrouble77
 
Where is the $40 package? The cheapest I see are a few $45 ones.  
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News Comments > Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
10. Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 13:02 BIGtrouble77
 
Nice to see you guys finally turning on these devs.  
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
11. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 16:04 BIGtrouble77
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 15:27:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 14:25:
Definitely going to try out this demo. The only thing holding me back is scale concerns... I guess I'm just weird that I'd like a long route to take more than 10 minutes.

The route from Eureka to Sacramento takes about 30 real minutes. The route from Redding to L.A. is about 40 minutes. So the routes are long but not real-time long.
cool, good to know.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Demo
8. Re: American Truck Simulator Demo Feb 10, 2016, 14:25 BIGtrouble77
 
Definitely going to try out this demo. The only thing holding me back is scale concerns... I guess I'm just weird that I'd like a long route to take more than 10 minutes.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 9, 2016, 13:54 BIGtrouble77
 
That is one of the most asinine articles I've read in a while. I still see so many iPhone 4s' in the wild... that's a phone released in 2011. Considering the rate of progress, it's pretty impressive a phone form 5 years ago can still function quite well today,

Apple and others created large phone because people like me want them, not because of some conspiracy to screw over customers.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
11. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 12:19 BIGtrouble77
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 10:02:
This whole thing screams of a "BUY NOW! BUY NOW!!!!" desperation attempt to get more money to me.
Ugh, and I might just do that. $40 still seems like a decent value if this thing is ever completed. I know you all like to shit on this game, but it will probably turn out decent.

I'd only be pissed if I was a kickstarter backer and sunk in a huge amount of money. I don't think there's any way this game is going to meet those expectations, but I'm not a backer and don't need to worry about those details.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Launches Free Game Engine
2. Re: Amazon Launches Free Game Engine Feb 9, 2016, 12:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I was going to be negative on this, but the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense. If you have a game that relies on highly optimized net code and you have the ability to autoscale on amazon's cloud infrastructure and abstract that away from the rest of the game, that's a pretty big win.

Game developers tend to suck at the web side of things so this might go a long way to address that. That said, I question how well everything else stands up to something like Unity3d.
 
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News Comments > Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free
10. Re: Godus Wars Makes Controversial DLC Free Feb 4, 2016, 16:02 BIGtrouble77
 
You're a bunch of crusty ole' bastards. Give them some credit, they're trying.  
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News Comments > Xenonauts 2 Announced
4. Re: Xenonauts 2 Announced Feb 3, 2016, 23:42 BIGtrouble77
 
I still play Xenonauts, absolutely love it, but I just hope the move to 3d doesn't mean a move away from the core gameplay mechanics of the original xcom.

Also, sequels in this game should be given the same treatment as Civilization... just keep releasing better versions of the original vision. We don't need Xenonauts 2080 Plasma Wars. Keep it simple, 1970s era.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
31. Re: removed Jan 31, 2016, 00:09 BIGtrouble77
 
So what is the total investment now to get both "games"?  
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News Comments > GOG.com's Games in Development Program
9. Re: GOG.com's Games in Development Program Jan 28, 2016, 15:10 BIGtrouble77
 
Curious Expedition is great, first roguelike since FTL that I really enjoy. The devs (2 guys) are awesome with the community as well, can't recommend this game enough. Renowned Explorers seems to get more press despite not being nearly as enjoyable, imo.  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
14. Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 26, 2016, 02:58 BIGtrouble77
 
This shit is hilarious... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZWHUnFqPhg  
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month
2. Re: Crusader Kings II Expansion Next Month Jan 21, 2016, 13:47 BIGtrouble77
 
The mileage the Clausewitz engine has gotten is just astonishing, and to think they're about to release a 4x space game on it...  
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced
10. Re: Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced Jan 19, 2016, 19:03 BIGtrouble77
 
I seriously need to budget how much money I give to Paradox... got another CK2 DLC coming out, Hearts of Iron IV, Stellaris and now this.

Next thing I know they'll be announcing Victoria III...
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
55. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 02:08 BIGtrouble77
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 20:17:
Why is Microsoft aping Apple's playbook. Forcing yearly hardware and software cycles isn't endearing to a lot of people.

I don't get this statement... Apple doesn't force anything. I have a 2009 iMac that I use as my PC monitor and as a plex media center. It runs just as well today as when I bought it 6 years ago. You do no have to install the latest versions of macOS if you don't want to.
 
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
16. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 14:11 BIGtrouble77
 
My windows 10 experience has been absolutely abysmal. Tons of crashes, bad driver support, bad built-in utilities (seriously, the wifi tools in win10 are just awful). Thank god I only game on this machine, I would never get any work done.

I hope gamers are more open to Linux, I think what valve is doing is amazing. I still have too many windows exclusives to make the switch, but I love that so much progress has been made in the last 5 years.

 
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