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Homepage http://www.spinheaddev.com
Signed On Apr 30, 2005, 21:54
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Apr 30, 2015, 22:54 saluk
 
I love the prison architect update videos. I don't even really play the game lol.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Clue?
31. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Clue? Apr 30, 2015, 16:28 saluk
 
Watch Dogs was pretty good. I see a lot of differing opinions about open world games these days. I think because there are so many aspects that go into a game, different people really attach to different elements. If enough of the elements someone is going for don't connect, it's going to be a terrible game. There are a lot of ways it can go wrong.

WD failed in some areas, but for me having an open world where it at least FELT like the inhabitants of the city were real people rather than just a random piece of code was a big improvement. I also thought the stealth was pretty good - better than in the Assassin's Creed games, and leagues away from any kind of 'stealth' in a gta.

It definitely failed in some areas as well. It had the standard broken ubisoft economy where you unlock things too quickly, and most of the unlocks are not that exciting. Being able to hack anything with basically no repercussions meant too much money too quickly. Driving wasn't fun. Story sucked.

Overall, it was quite a different experience from the GTA games - but last year I played Watch Dogs and GTA4 pretty close to each other. GTA4 was really boring and hard to get through, watch dogs was a lot more fun for me. If GTAV hadn't happened, I bet folks would have been more lenient on WD. GTAV was of course excellent, that's what happens when a game is in development for 4 years!

I'd LOVE to see ubisoft make an attempt to respond to the complaints. Wont pay full price though
 
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News Comments > Hatred in June
43. Re: Hatred in June Apr 30, 2015, 02:04 saluk
 
Sigh. "It's just like gta" Do you people have any appreciation for games? If context doesn't matter, just buy any game. And no need to try to add any kind of story to games, because the context doesn't matter at all! Your just killing people either way right? If that's how you see it, it sounds like hatred is your game. Just get to the killing and skip all the boring stuff right?

OK then.

Bottom line for me and why I am not excited about playing this but have no qualms with gta - I can have hours of fun in GTA without murdering a single person, and can beat most of the games with a minimum of civilian/innocent deaths. Not to mention the variety that exists. Occasionally it is fun to go on a rampage, but then you die and it's like it never happened, and that gets REALLY old anyway.

Hatred looks fucking boring. The violent rampage is the game. It is the story. There is nothing else. Postal is a MUCH better comparison than gta. This is basically a modern redo of that. I thought it was funny when I was 14, but it's not something I care to return to.

I'm sorry, but I need a little more motivation to kill people then "hello player, you are a violent sicko and want to kill people". To each there own.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
8. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced Apr 30, 2015, 01:31 saluk
 
Most overhyped game of 2014 for me. Felt totally flat and repetitive. Thought I would be getting the best of batman mixed with the best of assassin's creed in a world I like. But I just found it really boring with no motivation to keep playing.  
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News Comments > Hatred in June
17. Re: Hatred in June Apr 29, 2015, 16:19 saluk
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 11:22:
Cutter wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 10:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 10:00:
Not all that much different from that leading video game.

If you can't discern the differences you need professional help.

Can't. Going down the street and beating/killing a civilian with a ball bat for no reason is hideous, degree's no matter.

So don't go down the street beating/killing a civilian with a ball bat for no reason in the other game. Nothing is forcing you to, and there are plenty of fun activities to do that don't involve that.

One game makes random violence possible. The other makes random violence the point.

Not debating whether either game should exist... but they aren't the same at all.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Broken Age
12. Re: Ship Ahoy - Broken Age Apr 29, 2015, 03:31 saluk
 
Pretty great documentary. Watching the developers squirm and bleed is... fun? And we can armchair all the decisions and see how they play out in the game. I have a feeling this whole experiment will be part of designer curriculum going forward.

The game is not bad actually. It suffers most from hype, anti-hype, and the long wait between acts. There are other modern adventure games that are better; and others that are worse.
 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds
27. Re: Steam Ending Paid Mods; Providing Refunds Apr 28, 2015, 00:01 saluk
 
Good on them, although their backs were put to the wall. I think the idea of paid mods has merit, but the way they just barged into the existing and vibrant Skyrim community and turned over the apple cart showed a surprising lack of foresight. Not to mention that every aspect of how the system worked was problematic.

You usually hear about weird thing that valve wants to do years ahead of it, and you wonder when they will actually implement it, but there was so much secrecy involved here.

The best path for paid mods in my mind, is that mods of a certain age/size/rating are offered through some process to become a "featured" mod. It would be like third party dlc. They would have to achieve a standard, such as always being updated to work along with game updates and the like, and not make use of other mods. And it would be best to implement the system along with a new game rather than trying to jury rig it in something that's been around for 4 years already.

25% is insulting; though I think that it is a bit different as legally the publisher could just package your mods into dlc and sell it.

I think that overall even the messy system valve/beth set up was still a more positive direction than it could have gone.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Killing Diablo III Trial Rifts
9. Re: Blizzard Killing Diablo III Trial Rifts Apr 18, 2015, 17:47 saluk
 
As a complete outsider this sounds like utter nonsense. Why is it so important for a feature to be removed? Why does it take so long to remove it?

Is it more about replacing it with something else?
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Specs & 12K Support
19. Re: Project CARS Specs & 12K Support Apr 15, 2015, 15:49 saluk
 
12k makes sense here. And yeah, it's probably the 3 4k monitors that is the main target.  
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News Comments > Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West
7. Re: Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West Apr 9, 2015, 16:48 saluk
 
I just want an english DQX.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 9, 2015, 01:07 saluk
 
He ought to hire a community manager. Or just have a friend look over his shoulder and post updates. I know all too well how much extra those updates can take out of you. "I just broke my fingers coding this, and now you want me to go back and explain how badly I broke my fingers???" It's not a big deal at first, but it wears you down.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 1, 2015, 20:20 saluk
 
Don't people generally think they are smarter than they are anyway? Although I can see google/the internet (come on, why limit the effect to only one company?) helping you along.  
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News Comments > Seven Dragon Saga Kickstarter Postponed
9. Re: Seven Dragon Saga Kickstarter Postponed Mar 25, 2015, 13:59 saluk
 
Now 100,000 would actually be a reasonable ask for the project they showed.  
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News Comments > Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna DLC This Spring
4. Re: Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna DLC This Spring Mar 25, 2015, 12:52 saluk
 
This game was a big surprise. I liked that it was so long, with this genre I usually expect to be done in one or two sittings.  
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News Comments > 16 Bit Arena Free on Steam
6. Re: 16 Bit Arena Free on Steam Mar 25, 2015, 12:50 saluk
 
16-bit > all

This on the other hand...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 24, 2015, 14:19 saluk
 
Oh Emmet. People need to stop predicting the end of things.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
72. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 22, 2015, 15:48 saluk
 
Got to love the community at blues that in a report that contains such hyperbole as "most exciting and overwhelming experiences I have experienced in my 33 years gaming life" that everyone jumps on "controller felt superior to playing with a mouse".

Don't y'all ever tire of being so predictable?

 
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News Comments > More LucasArts Games on GOG.com
6. Re: More LucasArts Games on GOG.com Mar 19, 2015, 14:17 saluk
 
No Infernal Machine? I remember when that was an N64 rental only title, so funny.  
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
79. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 19, 2015, 05:23 saluk
 
Slick wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 23:56:
Verno wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:57:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 16:42:
Apologies, don't feel like reading all the posts on this topic. I'm guessing someone must have already said this..

But what exactly has Valve been doing for the past 5 years?

Well they've worked on a lot of different things - TF2, Dota 2, Source 2 apparently, Portal 2, etc. Just not a lot in terms of singular output I guess. I'd really like to see L4D3 soon and I don't mind waiting for HL3. Anything with a 3 really haha.

It must be nice to be in their position but I have to admit that they really earned it.

they didn't earn this, they got lucky. they took a big scary gamble in the form of a 4-year legal battle against their publisher. no one had ever done what they did, and many did not think it would succeed. but they won, and now that's all they do. Valve birthed Steam, now Steam has grow so large it has inadvertently swallowed up all real development like a black hole.

There is no Valve anymore, it's just Steam. The apprentice has eaten it's master.

Taking risks and getting lucky = earning it.

It's clear that they are still working on software, they just are in R+D mode and are not ready to clarify what they are working on until they are sure. As they always do. Whatever it is is probably going to have heavy use of workshop (where steam makes percentage profits) or multiplayer + cosmetics (where valve makes tons of profit forever)
 
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News Comments > Newell on Half-Life
78. Re: Newell on Half-Life Mar 19, 2015, 05:07 saluk
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 13:22:
If that was true and they don't care about making software anymore because of no motivation, no $ etc., what is their motivation to make a new OS (for free), and hardware?
I am pretty sure they will not make nearly the profit on Steam VR headsets as they make on digital hats, and trading cards.

Really? Why did google invest in android? Why did facebook buy oculus? Why do companies try to sell their products in more than just their own country?

Growth. The general plan that all businesses follow is pretty simple. Create a market, maximize that market, then create another market. With the market share in the hardcore pc market pretty well shored up by steam, the only way to grow is to get their platform somewhere else.

That isn't to say that the ONLY motivation they have is $ - far from it. People at valve have their own interests and projects and that is encouraged. The largest chunk of the effort of the company is going to be centered on those projects that are both interesting AND help grow the company.
 
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