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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > XCOM 2 - Anarchy's Children Released
2. Re: XCOM 2 - Anarchy's Children Released Mar 18, 2016, 06:22 Numinar
The age old developers quandary. What can we put aside for DLC that will seem neither integral to the main game but important enough to buy? It's an unwinnable argument. (Though some MOBAS with aesthetic micro payments only seem to do ok).  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Released
18. Re: Far Cry Primal Released Mar 2, 2016, 03:56 Numinar
I scored a PS4 copy. Heard it was a bit thin so set it to the highest difficulty setting and now I get eaten by bears and sabertoohed kittens and the forest is really scary now. Really enjoying the atmosphere and gameplay but then again I'm not burnt out on this awesome series somehow. Wish there was a way to keep the UI hidden without crippling my ability to find materials to craft things. I've been toggling the minimap and highlights on and off as needed but they really should have had an inteligent minimalist setting that manages that for you.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 29, 2016, 08:48 Numinar
He is reflective of the audience for these games or maybe this generation of gamers in general though. In game chat in Dota and general chat in Heroes of the Storm is full of this exact same nonsense.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War II Freebies and More
6. Re: Dawn of War II Freebies and More Feb 21, 2016, 18:28 Numinar
Would have much preferred free content for CoH2 or Rome 2. I have all three games and like them (Well, vanilla Rome 2 still sucks but we are well past that now) although I haven't booted up DoW2 in years.

As for the freebies why not. Renegade ops is classic and already had it but I'll give the others a whirl. Gunstar Heroes is amazing but I don't know about this PC port.
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
24. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 19, 2016, 04:15 Numinar
Bloody hell now I'm excited. I don't want to be excited. Wait and see is always the better way but the hype flows strongly...

I hope it's more grand space empire with fun battles and lots of character and charm like the first game and not micromanaging the minutia of everything except battles like GalCiv, though I know people like that and could hardly fault them for taking MOO2 and turning all the dials up to 11.

Next I'll see a Star Control trailer that will get me hype, completing this weird synchronicity of two space series with unspeakably bad 3rd entries, long dormancy and resurrection under unusual circumstances.
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 17, 2016, 03:13 Numinar
It's also still getting updates and support, and for all it's problems does most of the things it does better than any of it's clones.

Played split screen on PS4 with some of the younger relatives the other day. It's phenomenal how good an experience it still is, even unmodded.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 13, 2016, 18:52 Numinar
Yeah, she has not been having fun. Nobody deserves jizz photos or to be targeted by an Internet hate group.

Of course she deserved it right? Like any woman who opens her trap to display an opinion or personality or wears suggestive clothing? Oh no, wait, she's making it all up I forgot sorry!
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse 2 Announced
2. Re: Frozen Synapse 2 Announced Feb 13, 2016, 03:04 Numinar
Yeah I wonder. Frozen Cortex was a little more streamlined but in a good way.

Amazing game. The red expansion went a bit crazy and I felt I couldn't be as experimental with it. Same problem as Hotline Miami 2 had.
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News Comments > Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin
6. Re: Need for Speed Most Wanted Free on Origin Feb 2, 2016, 22:26 Numinar
Kxmode wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 21:58:
I'm probably going to get a lack of flake for this but EA providing free games is pretty cool. So far EA has given away Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, Jade Empire: Special Edition and now NFS Most Wanted. I think that's pretty nice of them. By the way it's a $20 game. Might as well claim it.

P.S. I don't like having so many different distribution platforms (GOG Galaxy, Steam, Origin, UPlay), but as platforms go Origin is fine. I've haven't experienced any issues with it.

I don't mind having them all eithery, Steam shouldn't have a total monopoly. UPlay and Origin seem pretty light these days anyway.

But don't mistake their freebies for altruism. It's a marketing ploy to attract users. Sony did the same thing last generation with their lame duck online service. There are still good games coming out on PSPlus, but since they got market dominance they don't feel the need to give out high value AAA titles anymore.
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Rolls Out
5. Re: American Truck Simulator Rolls Out Feb 2, 2016, 22:03 Numinar
They should partner with Frontier for the eventual in-atmosphere populated planet gameplay expansion for Elite.

It's kind of the same game but without pew pew pew. ETS2 is so awesome and content rich I think I can afford to wait and see on ATS.
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Feb 2, 2016, 05:05 Numinar
Creston wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 20:27:
I think the first thing I'm going to do with the mod tools (if possible) is make a "Take Your Time" mod. The one thing I'm not excited about is the "You have 3 turns to get somewhere" crap at the start of every mission.

That turns it from a strategy/tactics game into one of pure luck.

If it's anything like "The Long War" mod for the original, and it seems it's lifting/inspired by that mod a whole lot (Yay!), is that the time pressure is usually there to hand out bonuses for getting lucky/being clever. I think it's because we are all our own worst enemy in Xcom, moving one squadie 3 squares with the rest of the team on over-watch every turn since 1994!

Though I don't see anything wrong with the odd timed "Evac" mission for a bit of tension. Sucks to lose a veteran but war is hell.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 30, 2016, 04:42 Numinar
Piracy is going to happen but I hope it's not being affected by perceived value, game is long and universally praised critically. If you pirate this because you aren't shelling out decent money for a puzzle game, even if it's one of the best made in recent years, but then get a dozen hours out of it or more - that's scumbaggery.

Didn't Blow mortgage his house for this? Maybe I'm thinking of someone else. Game dev is expensive. Even a small team like this is going to cost a small fortune year over year.
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News Comments > The Division Beta Filling Up
8. Re: The Division Beta Filling Up Jan 30, 2016, 04:33 Numinar
I'm excited. Looks like a version of Destiny that I can play on my PC. Heavily instanced with small groups like Destiny, but I can deal with that if it plays more like an action game than an MMO. It's wierd pumping hundreds of rounds into named enemies though as they still look like normal human street thugs as opposed to the monstrous aliens of the D.  
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News Comments > The Witness Released
14. Re: The Witness Released Jan 28, 2016, 04:34 Numinar
Boy are value propositions a wierd thing. It sounds like this game hits the length and quality milestones a consumer would expect of a full priced game but we won't pay 2/3rds the asking price.

And so the 3rd person action adventures will continue to dominate the market.
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News Comments > The Witness Released
2. Re: The Witness Released Jan 26, 2016, 22:30 Numinar
This is actually looking really good. Haven't put that many clams down on a puzzle game since the original Grim Fandango but this might be worth it.  
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News Comments > Overkill's Walking Dead Delayed
4. Re: Overkill's Walking Dead Delayed Jan 25, 2016, 04:45 Numinar
Whatever crimes they are meant to have committed recently doesn't mitigate the fact that PD2 is more awesome and successful and than most games released these days can ever dream to be.

The gear was always a bit of a grind, but the co-op and character progression was far more relevant to the game anyway. I'm looking forward to the new thing regardless of what it is.

Not apologising for them, paid content negatively affecting balance/progression can go eat a whole bag of genitals but damn is that game fun, even with strangers.
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 21:01 Numinar
This reminds me of the lynched corpse logo of Dead Island, that was changed. Not really offensive but to a certain audience VERY offensive. And people getting offended over nothing pisses me off and it stifles debate and art but some things are just bad taste BAD. Like this.

I would like to see more diversity in videogame enemies and settings, as both villains and enemies are almost always white, maybe with an accent for baddies. An awesome Mad Max/Beneath a Steel Sky post apocalyptic Aboriginal focused setting could be awesome if done well, evem with NPC murder, but this is not done well. It's hard to defend the "artistry" of a paint by numbers IOS sequel.

But if you were a member of a population that was treated this poorly even in living memory (They only got voting rights back in the 60's) the "The killing is optional!" line probably doesn't play as well. Remember those pissed off Indians in Red Dead? Similar deal. We all have slaves and slavers in our ancestry but I imagine few of us have as an intense, evil and genocidal recent history as some of these people. Maybe some of you do have this context, last century was rough.

Media lies and sensationalizes and copy pastes. That's not a new thing when it comes to anything let alone games but it should be called out. I have relatives outraged at this on FB and I can't think of a way to argue it and I'm not even mad at them as I know they are not on some kind of SJW crusade, they are reacting to the info they have and their lack of context as they are not massive video game nerds.

It's a tasteless shit game that we would never have heard of if not for this. I wonder if he made more money in the hours leading up to the take-down then they ever had before. I hope those wanker politicians don't use it to walk video games back, as soon as you say Aboriginals are protected in video games (women already have a special dispensation in Australian ratings law) we are on a slippery slope to the 90's with it's Robots bleeding gears and geoblocking nonsense.

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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Trailer
8. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Trailer Jan 9, 2016, 08:45 Numinar
Bub wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 08:33:
Retro-ing a space RTS to a terrestrial one, sounds retarded to me.

As a long time Homeworld addict, the only thing about this that attracts me is the inclusion of Homeworld remastered in the preorder.

I was about to buy it for that, till I read the requirements, which are beyond my 9 year old game laptop. Oh well maybe next year when I get my usual decade rig replacement.

That laptop belongs in a museum!
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced
2. Re: Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced Jan 7, 2016, 11:54 Numinar
This game is the gift that keeps on giving.

I cannot think of a reason why they would make a CK3 when this platform seems capable of so much more than the initial (perfectly awesome) design as they keep expanding. I think I would have preferred more expensive DLC with unit/ruler graphics and associated tunes bundled in but hey, whatever. I'm definitely due for a play through soon though, and the council was already one of my favourite parts of the game so this content drop seems like it will be more than worth it.
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News Comments > Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto
1. Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto Dec 11, 2015, 20:59 Numinar
An awesome game about space British, topless nymphs and Gojira.

Kind of went from ran poorly to looking poorly without ever hitting a sweet spot, being from the dark age or early 3D. Reminded me of magic carpet with the resource and light base building aspects. I'll grab it and see if I can play it without wanting to puke.
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