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Re: Issues & Activism
May 1, 2024, 21:54
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Re: Issues & Activism May 1, 2024, 21:54
May 1, 2024, 21:54
 
LRG is really frustrating. A friend of mine didn't get his physical Turrican Collection for over three years after the digital version was released. I ordered a premium collector's package from them two years ago, the standard physical edition that was *not* published by LRG released last year, and yet LRG's collector's package has still not released.
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Re: Embracer Group Splitting In Three
Apr 22, 2024, 15:10
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Re: Embracer Group Splitting In Three Apr 22, 2024, 15:10
Apr 22, 2024, 15:10
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 22, 2024, 13:26:
Can't wait to invest in the tabletop gaming company!

They put all of the debt (900 million euros) into Asmodee, didn't they? It sounds like they want the tabletop gaming company to die.

This kind of reminds me of the Golgafrinchams in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. They threw all of the "useless" people into an ark ship and sent them away to supposedly colonize another planet (except the people who stayed behind had a civilization-ending calamity because they were missing the useless people).
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 18, 2024, 15:55
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Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 18, 2024, 15:55
Apr 18, 2024, 15:55
 
Ooo, I'm flattered! I was a developer on some of those early '00s-era Nintendo sites.
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Re: OotB: Shaky
Apr 5, 2024, 15:13
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Re: OotB: Shaky Apr 5, 2024, 15:13
Apr 5, 2024, 15:13
 
I live on the side of Haleakala on Maui, and I get earthquakes like that every couple of months. No biggie. I'm heading to Japan in a few weeks, though, and I'm a little bit leery of the probability of 6.0+ earthquakes while I'm there. I've traveled to Japan four times previously, and during every single trip I have experienced at least one 6.0+ earthquake.
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Re: Steam Families Beta
Mar 19, 2024, 00:33
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Re: Steam Families Beta Mar 19, 2024, 00:33
Mar 19, 2024, 00:33
 
If we're all a family, then during Thanksgiving dinner I'm heading to my room once Beamer, Cutter, and Prez start arguing over politics.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Feb 4, 2024, 15:37
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Re: Quoteworthy Feb 4, 2024, 15:37
Feb 4, 2024, 15:37
 
It's also really easy to set a dedicated server up. It's way easier to run it than the official instructions would suggest. Their instructions talk about console commands and folder setup and whatnot, but all you really have to do is go to your Steam library (you may have to turn off the filter that shows only games) and double-click on "PalWorld Dedicated Server". The port forwarding (8211 is default) is straightforward if you have done it before for other games.

The only thing I don't like about running the current version of the dedicated server is that it seems to generate no log files, so if there is a crash, I can't look at the log to see if it's something fixable on my end and I can't send them a decent bug report.
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Re: SSI and Mindscape Rereleases
Dec 20, 2023, 14:40
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Re: SSI and Mindscape Rereleases Dec 20, 2023, 14:40
Dec 20, 2023, 14:40
 
I am amused by the rerelease of "Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star", but I hope they also rerelease "Renegade Legion: Interceptor". I enjoyed the risk/reward maneuver system and the unique battle damage system.
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Re: Virtual Reality Check
Oct 23, 2023, 15:41
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Re: Virtual Reality Check Oct 23, 2023, 15:41
Oct 23, 2023, 15:41
 
The link to Slamcity VR just goes to their X page, which isn't very useful.

Here is a link to their gameplay video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOLilIYfGfc

It looks... bad right now. I really hope the in-game framerate is better than that displayed in the video. I got sick from the choppiness in the video, and I am relatively resistant to in-game VR motion sickness.
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Re: Jagged Alliance 3 Reviews
Jul 13, 2023, 16:36
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Re: Jagged Alliance 3 Reviews Jul 13, 2023, 16:36
Jul 13, 2023, 16:36
 
None of the linked reviews mention the quality of the multiplayer co-op feature that was announced a few days ago (except RPS', which only tags the game "multiplayer co-op" and doesn't actually talk about it). I know that the reviews were probably written before the announcement, but that's one of the most important features for me.
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Re: Steam Next Fest June 2023 Demos, Part VII
Jun 22, 2023, 22:54
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Re: Steam Next Fest June 2023 Demos, Part VII Jun 22, 2023, 22:54
Jun 22, 2023, 22:54
 
Prophecy Games was spun off from Hi-Rez.
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Re: Steam Next Fest June 2023 Demos, Part VII
Jun 22, 2023, 17:14
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Re: Steam Next Fest June 2023 Demos, Part VII Jun 22, 2023, 17:14
Jun 22, 2023, 17:14
 
I just want another MissionForce: Cyberstorm tactical game with HERCs.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jun 15, 2023, 23:54
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 15, 2023, 23:54
Jun 15, 2023, 23:54
 
Apparently, Reddit was also never designed to be profitable.
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Re: New Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees
May 4, 2023, 20:50
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Re: New Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees May 4, 2023, 20:50
May 4, 2023, 20:50
 
Barbie Fashion Designer definitely deserves a Hall of Fame entry. It outsold Quake and Doom in the same yearly sales period. It launched the first wave of girls' games by proving that there was a viable games market for young girls.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Apr 14, 2023, 14:53
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Apr 14, 2023, 14:53
Apr 14, 2023, 14:53
 
I started playing Spacebourne 2 last weekend. It costs $19.99. It's not perfect (it is, in fact, janky in many ways), but I think it is really fun anyway. It gives me what I wanted from Star Citizen so many years ago when I backed the original campaign. I don't even feel like I want to play Star Citizen at this point in time, especially given that Everspace 2 is in my play queue once I'm done with Spacebourne 2.
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Re: Chris Avellone Lawsuit Settled
Mar 27, 2023, 18:03
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Re: Chris Avellone Lawsuit Settled Mar 27, 2023, 18:03
Mar 27, 2023, 18:03
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 26, 2023, 21:41:
Bubicus wrote on Mar 26, 2023, 18:12:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 26, 2023, 13:42:
What? These aren't the assault cases. Several game companies investigated inhouse and found enough evidence to fire him, iirc.
My best guess, is he went after low hanging accusations, after the fact. Afaik, this doesn't clear him, at all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm going to call you on that, Acleacius. Which companies fired him, and on what evidence?

Techland ended a contract on mutual agreement, and there was no evidence made public of any wrongdoing while he did work for them.
Owlcat said they were disapppointed and surprised, but his work was already done.
Ok, did you actually read the post? There are literally two listed there, and you want me to type them out because your reading me not the post?
Do you research, they did their own in house investigations, isn't that the way all corps do it?
What am I missing here, you clearly didn't even read the base post and now I need to do your research for you?

Ok, my turn to ask questions. Why don't you tell us how it works, then, pick a corporation and give us a break down.
How, you put, I'm call you on this one?

No one said there was evidence, all I said was there was an internal investigation, which you just corroborated.
They never give out the details, well unless it's some idiot like 'tiny hands mcdrump'.
Just like the damn public post, that was ambiguous as hell, and as mentioned they are generally sealed.

Yes, I did read the original post. I also did research, reading Techland's and Owlcat's official statements, plus interviews by their representatives with media, plus Avellone's side of the story on his Medium page. I also tried to find any evidence made public showing illegal behavior by Avellone and found none... only hearsay.

You, on the other hand, claim "no one said there was evidence", yet it is clearly visible in the original post and in the following quotes that you used the phrase "several game companies investigated inhouse and found enough evidence to fire him". You are contradicting yourself. You yourself say there is enough evidence found to fire him. And anyway, if no one said there was evidence, then there was no public reason to fire him other than fear.

Perhaps you are correct in your generalized assumption that all corporations operate that way, but if a corporation found evidence of illegal behavior and did not report it to the police during an official crime investigation, the corporation may be breaking the law, and I doubt they would hide such evidence when lawyers come requesting it.
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Re: Chris Avellone Lawsuit Settled
Mar 26, 2023, 18:12
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Re: Chris Avellone Lawsuit Settled Mar 26, 2023, 18:12
Mar 26, 2023, 18:12
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 26, 2023, 13:42:
What? These aren't the assault cases. Several game companies investigated inhouse and found enough evidence to fire him, iirc.
My best guess, is he went after low hanging accusations, after the fact. Afaik, this doesn't clear him, at all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm going to call you on that, Acleacius. Which companies fired him, and on what evidence?

Techland ended a contract on mutual agreement, and there was no evidence made public of any wrongdoing while he did work for them.
Owlcat said they were disapppointed and surprised, but his work was already done.
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Re: SSI Silver Box Games Return
Mar 20, 2023, 22:18
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Re: SSI Silver Box Games Return Mar 20, 2023, 22:18
Mar 20, 2023, 22:18
 
I'm interested in War of the Lance. Of all those games, that got the most playtime from me. I had the Apple II version, and the number of disk swaps in that game were ridiculous (although understandable once I became a programmer). My memory is kind of fuzzy, but I think I bought a second disk drive because of that game! Even then, it would take 2-5 minutes for an AI turn. I assume the PC version is a lot easier to run.

Once I got a PC, Fantasy Empires got some playtime as well, but I couldn't help but exploit the AI bug that allowed a single archer to defeat ANY army on defense.
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Re: Morning Multiplex
Jan 10, 2023, 16:15
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Re: Morning Multiplex Jan 10, 2023, 16:15
Jan 10, 2023, 16:15
 
Wow, nearly 10 hours of documentary film about arcade history?! Very impressive.
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Re: OotB: Award-worthy
Dec 9, 2022, 01:00
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Re: OotB: Award-worthy Dec 9, 2022, 01:00
Dec 9, 2022, 01:00
 
Well, the Game Awards went way over 3 hours. (Valve gave away over $150k in Steam Decks because of that...)
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Sells Big on Steam
Dec 9, 2022, 00:57
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Re: Dwarf Fortress Sells Big on Steam Dec 9, 2022, 00:57
Dec 9, 2022, 00:57
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 8, 2022, 16:26:
Darks wrote on Dec 8, 2022, 14:05:
Looked at the game, I'm not knocking it or the devs, congrats to them, but the game just does not look all that good or interesting.
I know you are big on coop, which DF doesn't have. IMO, the biggest draw is the emergent gameplay and lack of predictability. Just read some of the Steam reviews to get an idea.

My wife and I play pseudo-co-op, in which she and I share the experience of playing together, watching each other fail, sharing stories about failure, and advising each other on how to do things like break through aquifers or build complex machines. It's a better overall cooperative experience than in most building games which generally involve never-ending defense combat.
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