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News Comments > MS Gaming on Windows 10 Poll
15. Re: MS Gaming on Windows 10 Poll Jan 19, 2019, 07:58 Numinar
The store is garbage and the install management is as bare bones as you can get but the thing works.

The play anywhere stuff is good if you have an Xbox One (Burn him! Burn the witch!). Forza Horizon 4 and Sea of Thieves work great, I play them networked with the kid often and I only have one netflix gamepass bill, and somehow it's ok with those games running on WIN10 and XB1X at the same time/in the same instance so with the constant stream of new and often very decent shit to play (Ashen rules) it's super worth it. Reminds me of when Sony was behind in sales and had to bribe everyone with awesome free stuff on PSN. Hope they keep it up! Gears 4 also works super well. Microsoft Games Studios seems to have gotten their shit together for the first time since Age of Empires 2.
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News Comments > On Destiny's Destiny
13. Re: On Destiny's Destiny Jan 19, 2019, 07:47 Numinar
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 20:53:
Graham wrote on Jan 18, 2019, 19:30:
I've had more fun in the Destiny universe than in any other game. Nothing you grumpy malcontents say will change that.

And let's face it, most of you hate fun anyway. Comments on this site hating a game usually indicates, uniformly, that it's going to be pretty good.

Nah you're just new to games. Many of the comments are from veterans of fps games, you wouldn't understand if you didn't grow up on Doom, Quake and duke 3D and watch gamings downward slide into f2p microtransaction drm ridden games because of dumb people like you allowing them to steal the software.

Maybe he is but I agree with him. We would have murdered for something as awesome as Destiny in 1996, and plenty of us enjoy it now.

I grew up with those same games. Remember Doom 2? When all a sequel needed was a new weapon, a few new enemies and textures to go with the new levels? I loved it back then and probably played it over a dozen times beginning to end but then everyone got on the bandwagon and doom clone became a pejorative. It had network co-op but it wasn't great.

We are so far beyond what those old games did. People are still free to make them like that if they want to. I don't think they make much money or there would be a lot more of them. But FPS is the place where the genre exploded, diversified, and evolved in all the right ways. Plenty of other genres are moribund and struggle these days, FPS is not one of them.

And shitty business practices aside, games have never been cheaper. I paid more than I do now for games back then even before you factor inflation. If they want to try and upsell me on some bullshit I will ignore then go for it. The best games know not to piss off the player-base with that shit. We all remember the great expansion packs of yore but forget that the vast majority of them were rubbish.

And the way they handle online is so much better. Games usually just work now. It used to be such a pain in the arse only super nerds like us could work out. Things are better now if you just think for a second or two about it.

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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Going on a Diet: Will Require Redownload
5. Re: Sea of Thieves Going on a Diet: Will Require Redownload Jan 17, 2019, 06:42 Numinar
Yay! That's a healthy chunk of space on the Xbox and my PC, which are both always full and SoT is an evergreen co-op event in my house so it's never getting deleted unless someone does it better, which doesn't look happening anytime soon.

My current desktop is a SoT screenshot from the beta. I feel like image quality has dropped even from that, though it might just be that the screenshot functionality does that super-sampling thing. Not that the current game looks bad, still probably the coolest looking game I own, at least when in motion or at sunset.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 14, 2019, 00:14 Numinar
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 13, 2019, 19:59:
Ugh, who is still buying PLUNKBAT at this point?

That can't be all ban list re-buys, right?

I'm back in, can get OCE server during peak times now which is why I didn't play for a few months, though only TPP perspective (Yuck!). It's a testament to the design that despite being only slightly less janky than ARMA 3 it's still more fun than all the successor games that try and spice things up with additions/survival/building/snowboarding.

Or at least, it is for me. YMMV.
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News Comments > Bungie Emancipated (Again)
13. Re: Bungie Emancipated (Again) Jan 10, 2019, 23:45 Numinar
Jivaro wrote on Jan 10, 2019, 22:23:
Tomorrow's Headline:

Ubisoft buys Bungie, first game of new partnership to be titled Destiny's Creed.

Was just thinking today destiny style asscreed co-op game could be good. it's a puty ACU was such a mess because that setting and the co-op were pretty ambitious. Unfortunately UBI decided that playing it safe was better than trying to get that kind of design to work properly for the games that followed.

I love Destiny. Even with all it's problems it plays like a dream. And with forsaken it's basically Diablo but actually fun to play.

I gotta imagine they don't have the kind of cash on hand to keep themselves going for any length of time. Must be hundreds of people at that studio. Maybe Destiny sales are such that it can support them? I know it's popular compared to most games that want another 100 AUD out of you every year but still seems dicey. I'm sure Sony or MS would like to lock that shit up tight but would it be worth it on a single platform? Not to mention the hatred you get when you leave a fanbase in the dirt, not that it would be a new experience for Myth fans on MAC or PC.
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News Comments > 2018 Steam Charts
1. Re: 2018 Steam Charts Dec 28, 2018, 02:11 Numinar
No Into the Breach? Subnautica? Battletech? Far Cry V did not earn that spot. Civ VI is coasting a bit.

PUBG is an amazing hot mess. I'd play it 10 hours a week minimum if they'd actually match me to an appropriate server...
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News Comments > Game Developers Union Gaining Momentum?
5. Re: Game Developers Union Gaining Momentum? Dec 28, 2018, 02:08 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2018, 19:22:
Yeah, good luck with that. Any union I've ever been forced to join didn't help anyone but themselves.

I'm with you half way, a lot of them seem quite happy to make sweetheart deals with corporations and throw their members under the bus.

But we need them. It's a tiny speedbump on the insane neoliberal freeway we've found ourselves on. Some people are worried about the paperclip issue with general AI, well corporations already do that. They don't care if we are all lead drinking welfare slobs, they need us less and less every day and as shown by their willingness to do business in nightmare countries and use prison/child labor, don't think they wouldn't let/encourage the same environment to develop in our countries.

They can't be allowed to run roughshod over our society. They have purchased our political class outright, we need unions. Even the mob-run self enriching shit ones are better than those same type of people being able to do their greedy crap without even paying lip service to the populations they sell to and operate in.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Dec 17, 2018, 04:29 Numinar
When you have no integrity to lose, whats there to hold you back?  
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News Comments > Subnautica Free on Epic Store
8. Re: Subnautica Free on Epic Store Dec 15, 2018, 05:43 Numinar
ForgedReality wrote on Dec 15, 2018, 02:47:
Is it worth ANOTHER FUCKING launcher though? Christ. I almost caved to this but then I was like, "fuck you, Epic." when I saw I had to download some installer for a fucking launcher I'd only ever use for one game. No fucking thank you, bye.

I mean, yeah? or pay the money and get it on Steam. It's an amazing game, one of the best I've ever played.
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Getting Minor Factions Monday
5. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Getting Minor Factions Monday Dec 13, 2018, 09:47 Numinar
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 12, 2018, 19:40:
Bleh... just make a sequel already, stop pumping out DLC and patches to this game. I say that as a major fan of the series; I bought pretty much every major release of the game (SoaSE, first two expansions, then Rebellion), and the smaller Rebellion DLCs. I probably have >400 hours across the games, maybe >500 even. I even put up with the Stardock/Gamestop client, back in the day.

$5.99 is practically nothing, but seriously, it's time for a newer engine and a full fledged sequel.

I think that last major patch did multithreading finally, but the game still suffers when massive fleets are flying around.

We have all wanted this for a decade now. My guess is the market is just not there for the kind of treatment it needs, otherwise we would still be getting Homeworld games.

This DLC seems like an attempt to get closer to feature parity with a very successful, recent game that comes closest to being a SoaSE clone, Stelaris. Hard to blame them.

But yeah, a modern 64 bit DX12/vulkan based space strategy game scaled for QHD/4K monitors properly could be amazing. Hopefully the bean counters can make it look like a good idea at some stage. Full AAA rts games seem to be struggling though. Blizzard got by for a while making 1999 era gameplay with nice production values and cut scenes but even they seem to have given up. We probably wont see a healthy return to this style of game util the indie scene makes a super hit out of it (They Are Billions got kind of close I think, but it's an SP only run based take, not what most of us are looking for.)

And Chris Taylor sounds like he has gone insane. Some crazy multi-platform free to play weirdness I doubt anyone is sold on, I mean, TA and SUPCOM didn't sound feasible (And on most machines when they released I guess they really were not) but the pitch sounded as awesome and different to everything else as they ended up being. I want that feeling again.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2018, 07:42 Numinar
I live for community facebook drama. Always the same old names, I'd ask where they find the time but I guess people who don't play videogames have plenty of it.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
8. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 3, 2018, 06:40 Numinar
Simon Says wrote on Dec 2, 2018, 10:08:
Why all the whining? This is VERY GOOD news, think about it. He was drunk, fell asleep at the wheel and NO ONE GOT HURT because technology was there to prevent it.


It IS good news!

Airplanes have even better autopilots but you still want two, sober, awake competent operators at the controls at the same time. Car autopilots are the same.

I really hope they get to the point where they are fully automated though, sucks for professional drivers but it will lower costs and when ubiquitous will definitely help with the carnage on the road. Also I could go to the pub and be able to afford to drink instead of spending all the money on taxis, and for old and disabled/blind people it will be a godsend.
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Nov 28, 2018, 02:27 Numinar
Creston wrote on Nov 26, 2018, 22:11:
NASA's still the bomb. Too bad it's a poorly funded bomb. :\

Still far better funded than any other nations (or more often, multi-national) space programs.

And it is awesome. Manned missions might not be what they once were but the voyagers, pioneers, mars landers and rovers, Hubble and countless other specialty probes and observatories. All that shit is beyond anything anyone else is doing. You guys might have elected a reality TV star lifelong grifter as your leader but you've got some smart cookies and quality socialism in all the right places (except health)

And o7 to all the Kerbal fans here. For all it's issues (in regards to engine and development dramas) I still think it's the most important piece of entertainment software ever made. It's a pity they fucked up the console ports because it's the kind of thing that will show 8 year old mini-musks out there what is possible and inspire them to save us all from out dumb selves (if there is anything left to save after the climate wars).

Also space sucks and nobody will ever want to live there any more than anyone wants to live in a submarine permanently.
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News Comments > BATTLETECH: Flashpoint Released
4. Re: BATTLETECH: Flashpoint Released Nov 28, 2018, 02:15 Numinar
FloorPie wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 19:00:
Yet another game where the season pass costs more than the base game was on launch.

No judgement from me on this, it's just a way to get a discounted pre-order on all the DLC. There was no talk of DLC or season pass when the game launched or for months later. We can make an informed decision on if it is worth it or not based on the quality of the base game is.

Which for me is 80 hours of awesome! Like Xcom, Elite or DCS, I don't start it because I know the minute I do the next two weeks of my life is GONE.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Free Visions Update Tomorrow
48. Re: No Man's Sky Free Visions Update Tomorrow Nov 23, 2018, 00:57 Numinar
afka Rossini wrote on Nov 21, 2018, 19:55:
DangerDog wrote on Nov 21, 2018, 17:37:
I still think the funniest thing about NMS is when you reach the game's end goal...
Dude, how about a spoiler alert?

I've never seen your name before afka but this is the best comment I've ever read on Bluesnews, the original blue colour themed free website built as a shrine to human misery. I'm laughing more than I've ever laughed after two victor bravos.

edit: I waited for reviews so didn't buy it until a few months ago (Though I did get the OG as a 60th birthday present for my old man, feel pretty bad about it still) and thought it was still super rough. If it flew like Elite and had less bugs I'd be onboard but the sense of wonderment is over long before you can even build a rover to explore the same templates you have seen 12 times already. Though the crazier systems are gated so maybe I just need to keep pushing through.

But regardless, the sheer ambition was real. I think Sean meant what he said about all those features and those trailers were from the game builds that existed at the time. It just didn't come together in time and they got hamstrung with PS4 support, a deal with the devil that they needed to make financially. Networking especially is super hard at that level when you are that small. Look at it's contemporaries like space engineers or Elite or Star Citizen and you can see the limitations and problems even with well funded, popular, experienced dev teams.

I'll probably try it again sometimes. I love Elite, procgen, space, their art style (especially the procgen ships) so this really should be my jam but as long as it flies like garbage it's never going to be fun.

For lonely exploration, the hand authored Subnautica fucking murdered the shit out of that genre. It's going to take a while for everyone to catch up.

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News Comments > Battlefield V Launches
58. Re: Battlefield V Launches Nov 21, 2018, 09:16 Numinar
Seems a bit rough, but better than BF1 first week for bugs so far!

My group is still all up in the BF1 buisness, not going to suggest noobs get into an unproven game. But the V seems good! I like the low TTK, gives it it's own feel and atmosphere. Big part of why I enjoyed BF1 over 3 and 4 was the wierd new feel of it.

Somehow the menus are worse than BF1, but whatever. Girls in it is weird but doesn't bother me enough to want to remove the ability for people to play them. If the fan-base really hates them that much I'm sure there will be few in any given game to worry about. I didn't notice them at all, just a few voices here and there.

Here are some realism issues I would prefer to see fixed first!

Rarity and types of guns match what is available to each faction.
ditto for vehicles.

More seriously, separate driver, engineer and main gunner role from tanks like in OFP/ARMA. Will make it more fun and balanced.

Of course there are plenty of other realism compromises that make the game better, like closing off most interiors from access and being able to fight at all after taking numerous bullets to the body. But we all know those changes make it a better game.

Just like letting ladies in it.

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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Ascends
10. Re: Underworld Ascendant Ascends Nov 16, 2018, 23:22 Numinar
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 13:46:
This probably does a closer job to UU and has coop...

Thanks man that looks awesome. Seems exactly like the game I would make if I wasnít a mediocre piece of shit! Cant believe I hadnít heard of it.
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News Comments > Riot Games Sued Over Gender Discrimination
10. Re: Riot Games Sued Over Gender Discrimination Nov 16, 2018, 02:39 Numinar
theglaze wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:55:
Numinar wrote on Nov 7, 2018, 09:12:
Iím too old/slow/stupid for LOL but there is only one lady creature in the boutique boardgame they produced! And Iím outraged because my daughter takes that character without fail every session so I never get a turn. Hope there is a place in this class action for me!

Oh wow, I didnít realize that Mechs vs Minions was their game Ö and itís got an 8.2/10 on boardgamegeek!

Yep. It's pretty good as well. Even without the amazing toy factor it's a fun, co-op campaign game of programmable miniature battles. I've never played it with another adult but my daughter and I are slowly struggling through the campaign and loving it going on a year now.
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Ascends
7. Re: Underworld Ascendant Ascends Nov 16, 2018, 02:34 Numinar
Thanks dudes! I knew not to get on the hypetrain, because we've all been caught without a ticket on that bitch before, but this is still sad.

I don't understand how this idea hasn't been bettered. (Arguably, UW2 didn't better it either).

Put me at the bottom/top of some crazy dungeon and make me fight/steal/talk my way through it. Make it co-op. Win millions. How hard could it be? (It's very hard I know I've been there).

The closest thing I've felt to UW since UW is some of the Dwemer ruins in Morrowind, before you get so powerful you are a walking god (Which in that game actually made sense!) the loneliness, danger, wonderment, brutal inventory management. But that was but a taste of the real thing. Watching a guy in the game store run from a fight and jump a crevasse to saftey, before falling down 3 levels of the dungeon and drowning because of all the armour he had on was such epic nonsense that cured me of my Amiga fandom and got me on this magnificent ride we are all on today. It was DnD come alive in a way that UO kind of aped and all the MMO's since have forgotten what the point of themselves was.
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News Comments > The Settlers History Collection Released
1. Re: The Settlers History Collection Released Nov 16, 2018, 02:19 Numinar
Wow, this is actually pretty cool.

The only thing missing is the Settlers 2 10 year anniversary game, but that had it's own issues.

Split screen and extra mouse support in 2 is definitely a highlight, it's a great chill co-op game, now without the 4fps we got late game on the Amiga! First game might still be worth it, but everything after those two were pretty bad. 7 seemed allright but I had huge image quality and performance issues when I last tried it.

The Colonists probably deserves my money more than this though, but it's a moot point since I don't have any right now. Still good work UBI putting the work in.
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