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Signed On Feb 8, 2005, 15:09
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Mar 11, 2016, 05:22 Grumpy Sod
 
They put Spidey on the side of registration?! Booooo  
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News Comments > Into the Black
27. Re: Into the Black Mar 4, 2016, 04:10 Grumpy Sod
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2016, 01:49:
Yeah, I didn't really care if it was men or women ghostbusters, I just wanted a funny movie. This doesn't really look that good, sadly.

This. Didn't care about gender (though kind of sad someone thinks 'redo with all women' isn't as sexist as 'keep it all men'). I just want funny, and it looks as forced and unfunny as Ride Along 2.
 
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News Comments > Call of Cthulhu Next Year
4. Re: Call of Cthulhu Next Year Feb 26, 2016, 11:04 Grumpy Sod
 
ldonyo wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 09:40:
I loved the p&p game! I hope they do a decent conversion of Chaosium's rules, although I hope they go easy on the sanity hits.

The problem I see is that (at least when me and my friends played it) p&p Cthulhu required a certain amount of meta 'oh, okay, I'll look in here even though I know I'll die because my character doesn't know how stupid it is', which doesn't translate well to enjoyable gameplay on a computer/console.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 26, 2016, 10:57 Grumpy Sod
 
Nice idea, and as a programmer I was initially keen, but rapidly realised I see gameplay going like this:

1) Enjoy the feeling of freedom with the coding, and knock out a few AI scripts
2) Get wasted by someone else
3) Go find the latest 'best' script for various roles and be like everyone else
4) Get wasted by the latest 'beat the current best' scripted units
5) Repeat the bizarre meta game of downloading other peoples scripts to beat specific scripts till you realise how futile this is

Actually, I think most people will stop at 3, if that.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
52. Re: DOOM in May Feb 5, 2016, 08:37 Grumpy Sod
 
nin wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 23:58:
I've never been sure how to pronounce it - is it "cake-o demon?" I'm sure that's not right...just something that stuck with me from the 90s.

Pretty sure it's kak not cake. Like the word 'cacophany'.

Plus I hope to hell we don't get the resurrecting missile bastards. Still remember the sound of those..
 
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News Comments > SUNLESS SEA Free Weekend; New Content
2. Re: SUNLESS SEA Free Weekend; New Content Jan 29, 2016, 05:23 Grumpy Sod
 
I spent a week playing it and it's very satisfying as long as you're ready for the fact that you will die almost randomly at times.

My third captain managed to survive long enough to sail about 50% of the sea and I thought I was safe enough in those waters and then got teleported to the far corner of the map where I faced instadeath. But his daughter got bequeathed his charts and a house and I started again...
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider GeForce Bundles
2. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider GeForce Bundles Jan 8, 2016, 04:06 Grumpy Sod
 
As suggested in the press release (and having had a bundled copy of AC3 back in the day) they provide 'download codes and coupons' via the retailer.  
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28
37. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28 Jan 6, 2016, 04:43 Grumpy Sod
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 16:48:
Do you think not buying it will encourage them to focus more on the PC? Or is this like GTA5 where you said people should buy the console version to tell Rockstar that they should put more emphasis on the PC market, very much an outside-the-box suggestion.

This. If Squeenix see that it tanked on the XBOne but does fine on the PC then that's a great message we can send. Ie. "You made a good game but XBOne killed your sales". It's not like they'll get little notes every time someone doesn't buy it on PC saying 'Oops, lost another due to that exclusivity thing'.
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Announced
10. Re: System Shock 3 Announced Dec 14, 2015, 11:23 Grumpy Sod
 
Nighthawk wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 10:45:
I'm not expert, but this is the way I look at it.
Night Dive owns the trademark, much like Disney owns Star Wars.
OtherSide secured the exclusive IP rights, to make SS games, much like (gag) EA has with Star Wars.
So they bought (presumably) the rights to make games from Night Dive, and of course exclusivity means nobody else can have the game rights.

That would make sense. Thanks!
 
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News Comments > System Shock 3 Announced
2. Re: System Shock 3 Announced Dec 14, 2015, 10:12 Grumpy Sod
 
Can anyone explain how one entity can own 'exclusive IP rights' but someone else owns the trademark? I'm sure it's possible, but it fries my head.  
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News Comments > Halo 5 PC Possibilities
26. Re: Halo 5 PC Possibilities Oct 23, 2015, 16:38 Grumpy Sod
 
Task wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 15:25:
Cutter wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 13:08:
Task wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 12:28:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 12:24:
Task wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 12:20:
I could care less about halo multiplayer.
*COULDN'T Wall

Stop worrying about English grammer/and-or-typos and you will reach serenity.

GRAMMAR. It's the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse, and helping your uncle jack off a horse.

Jesus, did you even make it to middle-school?

LoL. Yeah, did you? Seriously who cares about a common typo - you folks go off topic on the most random crap as if this is somehow world-ending. The sky is falling, someone's gramm-gramm words ain't what they should be!

If anyone cares, both are correct. "I could care less" is a truncation of "Like I could care less", as in, you couldn't care less. I'll leave this message of harmony to be flamed right here...
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Acquires Havoc
14. Re: Microsoft Acquires Havoc Oct 3, 2015, 04:37 Grumpy Sod
 
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 22:50:
Microsoft’s acquisition of Havok continues our tradition of empowering developers by providing them with the tools to unleash their creativity to the world

Bullshit. Those developers already used Havoc, so you buying it doesn't do jack shit for them. You probably bought Havoc is so that you can deny its implementation to devs for other platforms, and instead try to force people to buy your underpowered shitbox.

This. A thousand times. Just glad there already is an alternative open source version. It'll just mean nobody uses Havok, rather than the above scenario playing out.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands Movie Plans
14. Re: Borderlands Movie Plans Aug 29, 2015, 07:25 Grumpy Sod
 
I always thought Bounty Killer pretty much nailed Borderlands feel already.  
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News Comments > John Wick VR Game Announced
11. Re: John Wick VR Game Announced Aug 9, 2015, 08:20 Grumpy Sod
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 17:53:
Fantaz wrote on Aug 8, 2015, 03:17:
they should make a really good game based on The Matrix.

and i will always be waiting for this to happen one day.

If memory serves JW was written and directed by The Matrix stunt people. That's why the action's good.

Indeed. The guy that has been Keanu's stunt double in most films was director.
 
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News Comments > What The Flock? Multiplayer Game Will End When Enough Players Die
14. Re: What The Flock? Multiplayer Game Will End When Enough Players Die Jul 17, 2015, 05:28 Grumpy Sod
 
- wrote on Jul 17, 2015, 01:56:
Really, this is just a slightly more honest version of EA's entire business model.

This was pretty much what I thought as I read it. My old gaming gut had the same kneejerk wtf reaction as others at first, but it made my brain happy that someone was trying something new and showing genuine knowledge of the way MP games really go.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone Return Plans
15. Re: Battlezone Return Plans Jun 16, 2015, 18:37 Grumpy Sod
 
Parias wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 16:04:

You want Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising. Narrated by Tom Baker, no less!

And one of the female AIs is voiced by one of Blake's Seven. The game was truly awesome back in the day and still just as awesome when I bought it on GoG last year.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Finds Lost Vikings
7. Re: Heroes of the Storm Finds Lost Vikings Feb 11, 2015, 13:46 Grumpy Sod
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 11, 2015, 09:39:
Not just main characters, either. There were some heroes who had me scratching my head as to knowing who they were like Rehgar who comes from the comics and Nazeebo from...thin air...

Nezeebo is, afaik, meant to be the male witch doctor from D3. Much like they include female demon hunter and barbarian.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Announced
4. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Announced Jan 19, 2015, 10:40 Grumpy Sod
 
FTL with a fleet perhaps?  
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News Comments > Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris TF2 Contest
2. Re: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris TF2 Contest Nov 4, 2014, 17:31 Grumpy Sod
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 12:47:
Bewbs Hat?

This?
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 6, 2014, 15:14 Grumpy Sod
 
mch wrote on May 6, 2014, 14:39:
BicycleRepairMan wrote on May 6, 2014, 13:24:
"The fall down of evolution" what the hell does that mean? shouldnt it be "the downfall" or "the fall", and how can "evolution" fall(down)? are we talking about biological evolution? Evolution is simply a natural process of change, it will go on no matter what, and it has no goals or ambitions, it just happens.

I was thinking the same thing. Could be that English isn't their first language?

For a colloquially snappier title, I'd opt for the alliterations "End of Evolution" or "Evolution's End". It does sound a little like they just wanted to wedge in "downfall" and couldn't though.
 
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