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News Comments > Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft
3. Re: Notch Softens View on Oculus Minecraft Aug 18, 2014, 11:15 Numinar
MC is actually one of the better experiences I had with the DK1.

Those ugly cubes are 1 meter tall and even my crappier buildings were intimidatingly awesome in 3d surround vision!

The UI mod someone put together is halfway there to being fully appropriate Though something more contextual like Lunar Flight that supports controller would be even better, and the head-body rotating could use some tuning as well/

And MC could always use more optimisation, if Carmack offered to go through one of my projects, even as an accused code thief I would happily put on a crate of beer for him.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 17, 2014, 17:21 Numinar
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 21:44:
And anything you can do to increase the SNR, and slow down the "other guys" security apparatus is perfectly fine.

Anything hey? I love me a bit of Realpolitik or game theory, but I'm not sure if letting the Government do "Anything" for security or to get one up on it's rivals is a good idea. False flags, killing it's own citizens for propaganda, official lies, undeclared biological warfare or PSYOPS that generates violence. Not sure if I want to be responsible for funding that stuff.

How much of this is OK? UFO stories to cover up awesome aircraft is pretty tame, but it shows a disregard for honesty and transparency that isn't too many hops away from rigging elections.

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News Comments > Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced
2. Re: Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV Expansions Announced Aug 15, 2014, 17:19 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:47:
Jesus, they just don't stop floggin' the DLC on these do they?

Well, it's all optional and good (And during a sale, cheap!). If you are into CK2, you will want it, if not, you wont. I certainly haven't bought all of it, and it's not like the original game was thin on content or anything.

It seems better than putting their energies into a sequel when the current platform allows them to mess with and add so many mechanics, or in most cases, entirely alien political, cultural and military systems considering the vanilla release was christian feudal Europe only as playable.

I also believe a good DLC strategy=more dev time perfecting an already awesome game as opposed to no support after release+6 months. Some companies like Blizzard have the warchest to do this anyway but for everyone else you need to keep milking that cow to pay your expensive programmers.

So I don't see a downside. If it didn't make money, they wouldn't make it, and they don't offer it for pre-order it or anything so there is no reason for anyone to get duped with poor product.
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News Comments > OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced
16. Re: OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced Aug 14, 2014, 09:26 Numinar
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 14, 2014, 07:59:
Great more zombies just what we do not need. How about some originality guys?

They are coming off two cop murdering games, so it's fresh for them!

What are your suggestions for an original FPS scenario? Mutants? Aliens? Liberals? I wouldn't mind some new stuff either but this is a strong license and a strong dev that may have some promise. I must have around 80 hours on Payday 2, it's a corker.

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News Comments > RollerCoaster Tycoon World Announced
1. Re: RollerCoaster Tycoon World Announced Aug 13, 2014, 19:40 Numinar
My favorite light management/serious coaster physics series!

Chris Sawyer could kick this games ass and do it in assembly though.

Frontier are not too shabby either, but I want them focused on the Star Citizen murder.
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Announced
3. Re: Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Announced Aug 13, 2014, 19:37 Numinar
dumpy wrote on Aug 13, 2014, 18:48:

While we are on that topic; NO MORE SPACE MARINES.

What if they were Russian Space Marines?

Also, this would have made more sense if they waited and bundled it in with the Western Armies like Opposing Fronts from the last game.
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News Comments > OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced
4. Re: OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Game Announced Aug 13, 2014, 19:31 Numinar
Hells yes. Hopefully with the Payday experience and a bigger warchest and dev time this will be something special.

I kind of hate Left4Dead, but I love the concept. Overkill will have better progression, objectives and interaction between players if this goes the way I hope.
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News Comments > Act of Aggression Announced
9. Re: Act of Aggression Announced Aug 10, 2014, 11:14 Numinar
Yeah, Poor old Wargame needs a good break. Act of War is my favorite of the C+C style RTS, real good stuff. Cannot wait to see how this turns out!

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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Confirmed?
25. Re: PC No Man's Sky Confirmed? Aug 1, 2014, 20:40 Numinar
McTurbo wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 12:18:
Its always bugged me when they do this....

its being programmed on a PC, tested on a PC, all the Art, Music, Programing, Networking, every single thing to do with the game is being done on the PC. THEN it is being optimized for the Console so that it runs there... Its made on the PC its not like its a struggle to get running for the pc

Because there is nobody in PC land willing to co-market the title. Hello Games would be stupid not to take advantage of that, if the game is good PCMR will eat it up a year or two after release anyway. NVIDIA and AMD might help a bit, but they don't have the warchest Sony has. Plus their products cost as much as a console.

My 4 year old GTX580 machine will cost MUCH more than a console to bring up to 2014 spec. It might already be more powerful than a Bone/PS4 but that doesn't mean anyone will spend a month or two of their development optimizing for my particular setup.

I hear Elite:D is old clunker friendly though, need to get the parents to send that last-century sidewinder over.

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News Comments > Deep Silver Acquires Homefront from Crytek
17. Re: Deep Silver Acquires Homefront from Crytek Jul 30, 2014, 17:41 Numinar
Is Crysis that awesome? I remember on release nobody could play it except a select few who used it to validate their early adopter/expensive hardware.

And Crytek complained about Piracy. (I think Piracy sucks, but face it, most of them couldn't get 30 frames either so you guys got the last laugh!).

I wonder how much DNA from Goldeneye/Perfect Dark/Timesplitters is in this new group? That stuff rocked and took the Doom/Half Life Clone stigma out of shooters.

Haze 2 anyone? It's almost as crazy as a good Wolfenstein or Homefront Game!
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 29, 2014, 19:45 Numinar
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 08:53:
I hope it doesn't look like anything, since it's called BEYOND EARTH and plays on a world beyond earth, no?

To suggest Australia will ever get a space program or unite with pacific-rim nations is quite humorous though. I am sure even Australians would laugh at THAT projection.

Highly unlikely, but it's Sci Fi!

Especially since population is a bit hamstrung by xenophobia and a lack of water/arable land.

There is no reason a stable, safe continent nation landmass of that size with enough immigration, cannot climb up a weight class or two though like how you Yanks did it. NZ is in one of our founding documents, they were just smart enough to never sign on. We also have a history of semi-colonization of New Guinea and have had peace keepers/police forces in several of the islands so there is a bit of precedent. GDP is approaching that of countries with real Space Programs, but others take our Satellites up so cheaply voters do not think it's worth the tax dollars to have our own.

I think the story behind the Australian Syndicate from that Bullfrog classic is still the best though.
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion New Frontiers Edition
10. Re: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion New Frontiers Edition Jul 25, 2014, 16:01 Numinar
OG SOS is one of my favorite games ever! (Circa 2008 or so) Couldn't get into Rebellion, seems better but such a noisey, busy game that I cannot be bothered with it given it only has skirmish/MP. Anyone want to comp stomp noob thrash it in style let me know, I am up for it!  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 22, 2014, 03:22 Numinar
Do you even Kerbal brah? Now is the time to start!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 17, 2014, 05:08 Numinar
Noriega you tool! Now where is my copy of Janes AH-64D Longbow... really feel like a cruise down to panama city with a full load of Hellfires.

It's been a while since I felt good about a military intervention.
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Magic 2015 Duels of the Planeswalkers
3. Re: Future of PC Magic Jul 17, 2014, 04:49 Numinar
Taliseian wrote on Jul 16, 2014, 16:06:
The series is sounding better each iteration...

...but I'm honestly wanting to see a more RPG style game like the Microprose Duels of the Planeswalkers.

Maybe once they get all the pieces in place, that will be the next step.

Like all good Microprose properties, this property is best given back to Sid and his mates at Firaxis.

Holy shit, Civ V engine running a MtG strategy game? It would be like Master of Magic but not 20 years old!

Come on Wizards of the Coast, get it done!
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 17, 2014, 03:57 Numinar
Apparently 4 Story missions as opposed to the 1 we got.

I imagine this starts us at the beginning of the game, with missions set before and maybe a little after the mission in the Alpha. Good stuff, but not so replayable unless they have that same difficulty slider the Strike had last time.

4 MP maps total as well, so 2 more if they re-use the alpha stuff.

Not too annoyed about it being a slightly bigger Alpha, as that was an unexpected surprise and it is what sold me on the game.

Good thing that Kerbal update is out soon, that will keep me busy till the final game.

I caught the tail end of the IGN stream as well, and the Bungie CM said the beta will evolve and have "Surprises". So who knows what else is hiding in that 12.4 GB of AAA preview.

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News Comments > GRID Autosport Boost Pack Released, Because "It Sells"
16. Re: GRID Autosport Boost Pack Released, Because Jul 17, 2014, 03:35 Numinar
Cheats and boosts are fine. Go for it.

As long as they in no way influence the progression or difficulty of the main game.

The most recent Forza is apparently guilty of this, which is an absolute tragedy. All F2P games are based on this which is probably ok as you know that going in (It's refreshingly absent from Dota 2).

If you compromise on your base design to support this, you are not making a game as fun as it can be for whatever budget you have anymore, you are tweaking for profit.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 16, 2014, 18:48 Numinar
This game looks terrible in all these previews, especially some of these marketing fluff pieces. Gross.

But Alpha impressions then my own time with it got me to pre-order! Cannot wait! PSN let me grab all 12.4 GB already!

Looks like the Beta is just the same content as the Alpha though, so probably wont dedicate my life to it like last time.
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Survey
17. Re: Mass Effect 4 Survey Jul 15, 2014, 15:45 Numinar
The ending in ME3 was as disappointing as what it ripped off, the end of the Foundation series by Asimov.

I like how Halo did it, unoriginal maybe but at least some of that literature made it into the game instead of dudebro space marine vs space nazis or whatever the current template is.

So, what I want... hmmm... the narrative from Star Control 2 interpreted by Mass Effect. Dozens of homeworlds, mildly branching storyline with the freedom to approach out of order in most cases and not at all in others, a crew of hundreds in an up-gradable ship.

Will have to rewrite it so Shepard does all the diplomacy face to face/at space shotgun point instead of with videoscreens and 2d space combat though.

Would be awesome. Alien design and sex with blue alien lady sequence was way better than the daytime soap action Shepard gets up to as well.

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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Battlefest
6. Re: Battlefield 4 Battlefest Jul 10, 2014, 07:57 Numinar
Trying to take the wind out of the Destiny Beta's sails methinks? Good luck!  
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