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Homepage http://www.planetdungeonsiege.com
Signed On Oct 8, 2005, 00:21
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 13, 2018, 01:42 yonder
 
It depresses me the amount of stupid that is in this comments section.

It's an ACTIVE IP. It's being sold *RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT*.

It's annoying enough to have this conversation with ignorant people about games that you can't buy, but holy crap people... they were remaking a game that is currently being sold.

There's literally NOTHING wrong with shutting them down.

And, as others have said, if you're just doing this for fun... don't friggin advertise until it's done, and then upload it to a dozen mirrors or so if you must "have it out there"...

I mean... I know people are dense, but DAYUM...

And, as someone who was active in many modding groups 20 years ago, I can tell you that if you think this would have been tolerated 20 years ago... you're a special kind of ignorant.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews
18. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews Oct 2, 2018, 05:56 yonder
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 1, 2018, 17:43:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 1, 2018, 17:29:
-= In YouTube we trust =-
Sweety, I provided one reviewer who states exactly what {PH}88fingers wanted, except for it did not fullfill his request that it be in Blues list.

You failed to provide a single reviewers name, neither print nor video, in your "Try again next week for a few mostly (maybe) unbiased reviews and review sources" blather.

But thanks for playing.

sigh

CJP is a well-known, long-established special kind of *-hole. Just laugh and moved along.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Dungeons! Announced
4. Re: Minecraft: Dungeons! Announced Sep 30, 2018, 21:01 yonder
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 30, 2018, 20:37:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Sep 30, 2018, 19:25:
Well isnt this a disgusting sell out. Hold on its MicroSux, so pretty much expected.

Seriously have no idea what you mean by this... Any chance you can elaborate?

Good luck w/ getting an answer.
 
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Released; Brian Fargo Eyes Buying Interplay
9. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Released; Brian Fargo Eyes Buying Interplay Sep 19, 2018, 07:32 yonder
 
rist3903 wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 06:12:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 04:36:
Good luck with that sales goal!

The game suffers from a MAJOR lack of polish. Its core is ok, the gameplay is what was promised. But the game needs another 3-4 months at least. Horrible load times of savegames and textures, bad performance all over. This wasnt release ready at all.
Harsh. Is this the sort of thing that can be fixed in post like they did for No Man's Sky?


NMS was lacking in content. TBT4 is lacking in optimization. It's definitely going to be easy to fix in a few months.

WaltC wrote on Sep 18, 2018, 20:27:
Fargo should have held on to Interplay--it was what put him on the map, after all. But, sad to say, really, that Fargo was one of the ones who lost faith in the PC side of the gaming market, and actually went around for years preaching that "the PC is dead" as a gaming platform--playing up consoles, etc. He obviously has learned better! I'm liking the BT IV just fine so far, and it is gratifying that Fargo sees his mistake after all of these years.

I was always puzzled by "the PC is dead" remarks, as my PCs never died--not even once--in terms of game playing, and in all the years I've been in the industry and also as a paying customer of the software houses--Including Interplay, way back when Fargo still had it...;) I never saw a logical reason to reach that conclusion, myself. But Fargo did--Tim Sweeney did--and he's had to admit he was wrong, too, about that. Today, in fact, the two most powerful consoles--the Sony and the Microsoft boxes--are themselves x86 computers inside! The PC won...but as I say, it never made sense to suppose it wouldn't.

Interesting statistics: when I bought my Amiga 500 in '87, it was estimated that the entire installed global market for PCs (Apples, C=, Amiga, and x86 clones) was somewhere on the order of 6-7 million total ! That's it! By 1990, it had grown to ~10 Million installed. Things took off in a big way in '95 because of the Internet boom--and the migration from 8-bits to 16-bits to 32-bit computing was just getting started. Today, a recent estimate I read concerning the total global installed market for PCs is something on the order of 500,000,000...! Huge growth. Also, some 10% (or more, it's another estimate) of those installed are capable of playing any game being sold today--so that's a gaming market of 50M, at least. Count the marginal PCs that can be upgraded to better hardware, and the number jumps to ~100M...;) So I can understand Fargo's initial thoughts on the matter, as well as his wish to return to the PC marketplace today, even if I didn't personally agree with his initial assessment that "the PC was dead"...Very funny when I think back on it...;)

Anyway, it's all good news. I think this is the first time I've ever paid for a game > three years in advance! But I did, and got Wasteland 2 DC, Tides, BTIV, The remastered BT trilogy including BT1, 2 and 3, and the emulated BT1, 2, 3, wrapped in a Windows-friendly exe, all for $75 plus I got a lot of other junk along with it that I can't quite recall at this moment. Honestly, if Fargo had not been involved I don't think I would have put any money on a three-year project. But I did--and Fargo and company delivered, 100% The BT1,2 and 3 Remastered versions far exceeded my expectations (even though BT2 and BT3 remastered are being delivered later in the year.) Happy camper here...;)

You're missing some incredibly valid statistics. You conveniently jump from the late 80s/early 90s to today, skipping the heyday of consoles.

Excluding portables, consoles shipped about 80 million 4th Gen units. 70 million more for 5th Gen. 6th Gen was an additional 110 million units.

You say 500 million PCs. In the early 2000s, it was half that without even counting portables. Consoles ruled from the mid-to-late 90s til about 7-10 years ago. Simple as that.

They still technically outsell the PC in terms of total game sales: 2017 saw 28% of game sales going to PCs with 29% going to consoles (this DOES include portables). Mobile is where it's at now in terms of the publishing marketplace.

So... sorry... but going away from the PC was a pretty good business move for a while.

Here are some stats for the CURRENT market, where consoles are nowhere near as powerful as they used to be:

https://www.dsogaming.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/714x-1.jpg
 
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News Comments > Democracy 4 Announced
5. Re: Democracy 4 Announced Sep 14, 2018, 20:53 yonder
 
It always entertains me when people don't realize that a given game isn't trying to be what they want it to be, so their complaints aren't valid.

It's like people complaining that the original Dungeons game from 2011 was a bad Dungeon Keeper game. Well... that might be so, but it wasn't TRYING to be a Dungeon Keeper game... so the criticism isn't relevant.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Sep 8, 2018, 11:23 yonder
 
"Look, a company that has been screwing customers over for a quarter century has become so hated that, for ONCE, they changed a game. THE SYSTEM WORKS!"

F*cking Libertarians. Possibly the most naive on the simpleton political spectrum.
 
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News Comments > New Online Middle-earth Game Plans
8. Re: New Online Middle-earth Game Plans Sep 5, 2018, 03:37 yonder
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 5, 2018, 00:45:
Athlon's website is about the most generic thing I've seen in years. Three links, doesn't tell shit about actual game name accomplishments and for what little is there, this is fun:

"There are currently no job openings available. We’re always looking for talent though, so please email your resume to careers@athlongames.com"


No jobs but always looking, gotcha!

Feeling Daybreak'ish.

Literally everything on it screams placeholder. A whole entire ONE news announcement. References to the IMPLICATION that they make a lot of awesome games without a single example of a game they've done.

Global Headquarters across Eurasia? Sounds like a ton of money being thrown on a brand new corporation... meaning... the money doesn't want people to associate the new project with the money's old work.

Also... Athlon Games? Really? Are they unaware that the name has a history in the gaming world? Yes, it's not that uncommon outside of gaming, but c'mon... it's almost like the money behind the company has no clue about gaming and tech...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
4. Re: Sunday Interviews Sep 2, 2018, 18:20 yonder
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 2, 2018, 15:12:
No it doesn't unless you're on a very limited budget, which Valve most certainly is not. They could have dev Valve and store Valve without breaking a sweat.


Since resources are, by definition, limited... yes... yes they do. There are only so many supremely talented people in the world, only so much time in the day, and only so many days on the calendar.

Saying they don't take resources away is like telling someone to give 110% and then meaning it literally.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Scraps CitizenCon Keynote Stream Fee
31. Re: Star Citizen Scraps CitizenCon Keynote Stream Fee Sep 1, 2018, 11:30 yonder
 
Let's not pretend that this is time-sensitive info. Watching this tomorrow instead of next-weekend isn't going to change the lack of a game in any way.
The only reason to stay on top of the news, minute-to-minute be is to have a current record of all the changed plans and broken promises... which is a full-time job.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2018, 22:58 yonder
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 13, 2018, 21:56:
Destiny pointed to a couple of other reasons for the ban, while M0E argued that using the word “fag” is passable because he didn’t use it with any homophobic intention.

“My intent was never hate filled,” m0E said on Twitter. “If you know me at all you would know that homophobia is one word that has never been associated with me before.”

The stupidity is strong with this one. Clearly he's not getting the whole pejorative thing. Another self-entitled moronic millennial. Saw a great T-shirt the other day which read "Stop Making Stupid People Famous".


The ONLY time that defense is POSSIBLY okay is when 100% of the intended audience understands and accepts the context. If you're streaming, that's public, and it's automatically non-applicable.

I'll use myself as an example. I have some buddies that I text/IM things that, if made public, would offend MANY people. But the people I interact with in that way understand the context and it's usually satiruco (such as a verbatim quote to mock the person who initially said it sincerely).

That's why I give more leeway to certain situations where what someone said privately became public. I may ask "Was it a joke? If so, what was the joke specifically?"... That type of thing.

But no... if you're vulgar in public it's because you're a vulgar person.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jun 30, 2018, 19:41 yonder
 
Posh Spice, natch!  
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV: Dharma Announced
2. Re: Europa Universalis IV: Dharma Announced May 20, 2018, 09:24 yonder
 
"which does not caste any light on the game"

NICE!!!!!!!!!!
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released May 9, 2018, 07:48 yonder
 
StingingVelvet wrote on May 9, 2018, 03:59:
I've honestly never had major bug issues with Obsidian game

/stinkeye
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released
8. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released May 9, 2018, 07:47 yonder
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 8, 2018, 23:06:
A few hours in and pretty good so far but like every Obsidian release it has "Bugs Bunny was here" written all over it (cue a fanboi claiming they had ZERO bugs both here as well as the release version of the original game in 3... 2... 1...).

There is one really bad crash early on if you take the "game over" path.
Yes, that's right, you can literally end the game after five minutes by being uncooperative so the crash is not really that bad as far as progression in the game goes but for many people, myself included, it crashes the game and locks up the PC so it's still kinda meh.

Other than that, my save import from the first game seems to have worked fine contrary to many other people (or maybe I just have a really bad memory and don't even get a chance to give a shit), no more crashes in over three hours, decent performance but lots and lots of little bugs and issues that add up.

There is also an official list of known major issues (um, so after having a beta and a delay, why does the game still ship with KNOWN MAJOR ISSUES in the first place, Obsidian, hm? Weeeelll?? Why??? ).

Anyway, guess I'm gonna keep playing for a few more hours, then shelve it for a proper playthrough around xmas when all the DLC is going to be included and when it is hopefully patched up really well.
It's certainly a special game that deserves to be played in its best possible state.
Well, and xmas is a much nicer time of year for such an epic RPG anyway.

So far, so good. Give it a few patches and then this is going to have the potential to be RPG of the Year award material.

I actually started up a new POE1 character a week before 2 launched so that I won't play POE2 for a few weeks, maybe even a month, because there's no way I'd play an Obsidian product on Day 1. Definitely really enjoyed the first one, however.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 26, 2018, 22:57 yonder
 
I assume it should be pursue, not peruse.  
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News Comments > Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default
21. Re: Comments on Steam User Reviews Disabled by Default Apr 26, 2018, 18:44 yonder
 
I've actually commented on numerous Steam Reviews. For example, there's a certain game I've invested hundreds of hours in lately that frequently gets comments like this that I saw today:

"In my opinion the best *game genre* since *certain historic game*, compelling story, stellar characters that stick to memory and evoke emotion, mechanics that feel real and believable most of the times. Immersive."

With over 300 hours.

But yet... it's a negative review. Why? Buggy as hell upon release. But they have "0.0 hours in the past two weeks" and so I let them know they're full of crap for absolutely LOVING a game and yet leaving a negative review without following-up. If Steam had a "First Impressions" review category and a "long after release" category that'd be fine, but they don't, so all these "it was buggy on release but I loved it but I'm leaving a negative review but I'm not going to follow-up" get downvotes for me. I leave them a comment letting them know that I'll change it if they bother following up.

FWIW, I *DO* agree the game at hand was released a few months early and it's a GREAT example of Miyamoto's "A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad."

And I refused to leave a positive review until they fixed the release bugs, which they have.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 04:24 yonder
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 21:54:
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 21:43:
Yeah, as this becomes more and more prevalent with insurance companies denying you insurance because you won't agree to be spied on 24/7 where will all those advocates of the "free market" be? For those of us in our poor ol' socialized democracies we don't have to worry about the bullshit.

Considering how many people run around with fitness trackers I'd be very careful of hoping for "socialized democracies" being immune to this. Insurers will push for it, that's guaranteed. And it only takes 1 weak government and a lobbyist in the right position and even we would be fucked.

And really, once this

You don't use mandated tooth brushing products? +25% on the rate)
You don't use mandated tooth brush with full sensors? +25% on the rate
You don't go the fitness center every 3 days? +25% on the rate
You don't use a full vitals tracker? +25% on the rate
You drink alcohol? +25% on the rate
You eat meat? +25% on the rate
You smoke? +25% on the rate

Becomes reality (at the start only for those receiving subsidies by the state), it will not be optional anymore for those people in our countries. And that's how they will creep this into our laws. You can be sure of it.

I've got news for ya...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2018, 02:18 yonder
 
"look no further than Kenya’s Rift Valley"

Gee, it's almost as if it's called a Rift Valley cuz there's a gigantic, y'know, rift there... one that's been slowly expanding ever since we were able to measure continental drift.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 8, 2018, 17:46 yonder
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 17:22:
Creston wrote on Apr 8, 2018, 14:17:
Most old games had no ending to speak of, just a line of "Whoo, you did it! Go you!"


Best ending of a classic game was the end of Impossible Mission on the C-64. "No, NO, NOOOOOOO!"

The "wrong" ending in Karateka was also life-long memorable like Impossible Mission. Great times.

And yeah... ME3. Yet again PCGamer tries to be cool by subverting the obvious and fails utterly.
 
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News Comments > Razer Game Store Launches
6. Re: Razer Game Store Launches Apr 6, 2018, 13:51 yonder
 
chickenboo wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 13:29:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 11:23:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 11:14:
Instead of doing something that anyone can do WHY don't you focus on making reliable peripherals?

This is the first thing I thought. Hah. I don't buy Razer products anyways so it won't affect me...

My Deathadder 2013 is still going strong 4 years on. It's comfy, accurate, and the thumb grips haven't shown signs of wearing out yet. I'm quite pleased it's been issue-free. Judging by the Razer subreddit, there's no end to issues with their laptops.

Not sure why four years is anything to bring up in a discussion on hardware quality, unless your point is that the performance hasn't been terrible so far.
 
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