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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 06:24
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News Comments > Get Amnesia Collection Free on Steam
7. Re: Get Amnesia Collection Free on Steam Mar 9, 2018, 08:38 Numinar
Quinn wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 08:14:
Cram wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 23:40:
Cutter wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 22:28:
Didn't they do this before? I have both games in my Steam library but I know I didn't buy them. Still haven't played Pig Machine but did play some of DD. Yeah it was tense but didn't seem that scary. Especially compared to Outlast which freaked me the fuck out.

IMO Outlast was good at "startling" you, it was not scary. You'd jump for a second and go into action mode to stay alive. Dark Descent was actually, at times, scary. The dread was persistent throughout many particular levels/areas whether there was a monster around or not. Again, just my opinion.

And Outlast 2, sadly, completely failed. They forgot one of the most important things in horror: the release of tension. Outlast 2 was constantly completely fucked up. At some point your mind would just go "Fuck this, this isn't fun scary anymore.". Don't get me wrong, even the scariest fucking shit out there can be fun scary. It's the release of tension that's necessary for it to be experienced as fun.

Alien Isolation is my favourite one of these, but it also fails the tension test. Iím
never not freaking the fuck out which is why Iím slowly completing one objective every six months for the rest of my life.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 5, 2018, 05:33 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 13:20:
This articles is pure clickbait. No it's not time to take it seriously and never will be. It will never happen. This is just more Musk sensationalism to keep his promise everything, do nothing company in the public's attention. He constantly promises the moon and delivers a handful of rocks. He makes crap for the idle rich to feel good about himself and delude himself into believing he's making difference for the better when he very clearly isn't.

I am neither idle nor rich but those rockets are fucking cool.

Be nice if he was a bit nicer to his employees but as far as industrialists go, good for him.

Quite a few Paypal alumni went on to shit out money on all sorts of projects. Electric robot cars, tunnels for human haters and buck rogers rockets are pretty cool compared to most of them.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
27. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 10:06 Numinar
Task wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 10:00:
Saboth wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 22:14:
The man needs to be removed from office before he destroys our economy.

While I agree, the U.S. economy has slowly decayed for a few decades now. A slow motion cliff dive or kicking the can down the road. There's also this report that suggests the Fed won't be able to bail out anything during a next recession.

Trumps "Budget" Summarized

Older article but good, Why the US has really gone broke (tldr, High Military Spending Drains Innovation, Investment and Manufacturing Strength from the Civilian Economy)

The multiple still ongoing military 'adventures' debt will be thrown onto the shoulders of our children and their children and so on. I think in at least a couple more generations though the U.S. will probably go through a change as younger generations take over and try something new.

The environmental debt is worse. The next 5 generations will pay the cost regardless, but we can suck it up and make it a little less brutal for our descendants by doing some work now. I have a feeling it would be cheaper than the current methods in the long run in any case, but momentum is with those who made a whole lotta money and therefore influence out of burning dead shit so nothing will change.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Game Meeting
26. Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 10:02 Numinar
sliv wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 09:44:
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...
ECHO CHAMBER! .... echo chamber ... echo chamber ...

Yep, it's still working

Maybe. Or maybe your ideas are wrong and/or you are in the very tiny, possibly idiotic minority. At least on this board.
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News Comments > PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released
9. Re: PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released Feb 28, 2018, 06:45 Numinar
Man I'm tempted, the OG game was the best. So much better than stinky boring FF.

What are those anime bits? And I wonder how the sound is. The dedicated sound hardware on the Amiga/Snes usually results in remakes sounding super wrong and weak.
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News Comments > Into the Breach Released
4. Re: Into the Breach Released Feb 28, 2018, 02:48 Numinar
Instabuy, sight unseen. FTL gave me hundreds of dollars in fun value. Hopefully these guys manage to pump out a few more games before my inevitable heart attack.  
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News Comments > More Sea of Thieves Scale Testing
1. Re: More Sea of Thieves Scale Testing Feb 24, 2018, 00:16 Numinar
It's amazing how well the networking in this works. Glad they are doing all these tests now instead of waiting for it to shake out on launch day.  
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News Comments > Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Released
5. Re: Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Released Feb 21, 2018, 02:18 Numinar
What? There already was one of there?

AOE2 and RoN, the cream of historical RTS, both had a bit of spit, polish and compatibility work done on them by Skybox. But they were more along the lines of restoring and old car. AoE2 didn't turn out great, RoN was wonderful once they patched a display bug I had for almost two years.

If they have done a decent amount of UI work, this will be more like restoring an old car but replacing key parts with future bits that make it great. Like airconditioning and a USB charger.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 17, 2018, 23:50 Numinar
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 12:44:
I want my alien life right now... maybe they'll accept a German refugee? Literally everything would be better than having to live with my fucked up government for another 50 years. But I am German enough not to want to move to any other nation, because I think in the grand scheme of things, Germany is the best place to live... but that's a downward facing scale ;p

And yes, I would even migrate to a Zerg Hive Cluster, don't care, can't be worse than dyslexic old as shit politicians doing things that ruin your life in the future just so they can win a popular vote.

What? A German decrying democracy and pining for an Autocratic alternative? I never!

But yeah, your country is pretty good. I would have stayed there after my 6 years or so but my brain was not groking that language too well. My mates who married natives are doing ok though. Bavaria is an absolute jewel of a place.
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News Comments > Eugen Systems Strike
1. Re: Eugen Systems Strike Feb 16, 2018, 22:45 Numinar

I think they are onto something good with SD44, the new missions are exactly what I want out of my co-op RTS's (Short of a Wargame ALB/RD style co-op campaign).

But if they are getting taken advantage of that sucks. Hope it's not indicative of inadequate sales, there is nothing else quite like Ruse/Wargame/Steel Division 44 and it would suck if this was one of the last releases. But if you cannot afford to pay your workers properly, you don't have a viable business.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Scale Test This Weekend
1. Re: Sea of Thieves Scale Test This Weekend Feb 16, 2018, 03:13 Numinar
Cannot wait to go back! Itís a special thing. Also Iím too poor and distant from the icean to sail in real life on the reg.  
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered
28. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Delivered Feb 15, 2018, 04:03 Numinar
Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 15, 2018, 01:38:
Itís one of those games that will be a pleasure to play in about a year when all the nasty bugs and annoyances are fixed, with the added bonus of it being $12 on a Steam sale.

Granted I've only done the opening part of the game, but it looks and runs fine on my 390x at 1440p. 30-45 fps, with most stuff turned up fairly high.

Maybe there was a patch or something? I only started this last night.

Feels fresh. I don't think it's like Fallout/Skyrim with Bethesda's patented "Something interesting every 200 meters" design. Seems a bit more sparse than that, but I think they are going for a bit more of a conservative feel here. I think killing someone might be a big deal, as I haven't managed it yet. I did choke out a sleeping guy who had previously whooped my ass in a fist fight and took his stuff to pay off a debt. But all the soldiers I've tried to kill have thrashed me with their training and armor.

And yeah, surprisingly no bugs yet. No crashes, no nasty frame dropping, no floating NPC's or objects. Kind of weird for a game of this scale. Hope all that polish doesn't run out once you leave the starting areas.
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media
16. Re: THQ Nordic Buying Koch Media Feb 15, 2018, 03:52 Numinar
My old firm! Hope the new owners look after the good peeps there in Munich and elsewhere.

Kingdom Come Deliverance seems really good in the few hours I put in, runs and looks better than the reviewers seem to indicate, maybe the day 1 patches helped out (Or a rare case of my AMD card actually being good, as with Sea of Thieves).

Mostly reading the in game wiki to work out what was going on so far. Feels like FPP Witcher without the magic bits, or maybe historical Elder Scrolls would be more appropriate. I'm almost glad I wasn't there for this game though, probably a total nightmare to QA this kind of thing. Just thinking of the poor buggers I'd made 100% the thing gives me the willies. I've only spent a few days total catching trains and driving through the Czech Republic, but the foresty bits sure did look a lot like this game.

Dad got it for his XBOX1X and my mum got it for her new laptop without even asking me so they must have gotten some good press/marketing going on.
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves System Requirements
6. Re: Sea of Thieves System Requirements Feb 13, 2018, 11:10 Numinar
YourNick wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 10:31:
So a GTX 1080 would be 4k@45fps?

Maybe. Maybe more. My midrange 2015/2016 i6600 with the room-heating 390x ran it at 1440p maxed out just fine, not sure what frame rate but it felt more than adequate for drunken pirate antics.

It's been a good 8 years or so since I last had to share my xbox username, but if anyone here wants to get nautical I am all for it!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 13, 2018, 07:56 Numinar
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 16:10:
D_K_night wrote on Feb 12, 2018, 15:23:
Well we're not any better if we treat one person as representative of the many, right? They can easily point to whackos from our own religions and go "well before you cast the first stone look to your own"

Really? And what are the Christian/Jewish/Buddhist punishments for adultery, homosexuality, or apostasy? Nothing. Islam? Death by stoning. Which still happens on a near daily basis in the Muslim world. And how many "whackos" from those aforementioned religions are committing terrorist acts compared to the Muslims? Maybe at a ratio of 1 to 10,000? And how many of those aforementioned religions make their women cover up from head to toe? Or allow and encourage polygamy and the marriage and sex with children? And the list goes on and on and on. But yeah, feel free to defend Islam and say that all the religions are equally as bad. I'm sure that's how it seems in the liberal fantasy world. They're not bad, just misunderstood, right? Good grief. Rolleyes

ďWithout criticism of Islam, Islam will remain unassailed in its dogmatic, fanatical, medieval fortress; ossified, totalitarian and intolerant. It will continue to stifle thought, human rights, individuality, originality and truth.Ē
ó Wafa Sultan

And yet the biggest terrorist acts originating in Canada were not Muslim, but Sikh in origin. Yet you are not murder-by-droning Sikh provinces in India now, are you?
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results
1. Re: Activision Blizzard Reports Record Results Feb 8, 2018, 21:25 Numinar
I wonder if Blizzard bean-counters are wondering if it's ever worth releasing a game again. Graphics updates, blind boxes and expansion packs seem to be doing enough with minimum risk.  
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News Comments > Dawn of War 3 Sets
26. Re: Dawn of War 3 Sets Feb 8, 2018, 20:59 Numinar
I tried this on the free weekend... it's the first Relic RTS I haven't purchased.

Production quality seemed good. The scale was amazing but it needed Supcom-style UI and screen zoom. I just wasn't given the tools to manage all those units and special abilities.

I uninstalled it after a few MP games with my dad and said "pass" at the very reasonable sale price. I cannot believe this game reviewed so well. And that SP campaign? Gross.

COH1 and DOW were both very innovative, especially COH, which threw out a lot of the genre's anachronisms (As with SUPCOM) which is smart, you cannot compete with Starcraft on it's terms. Even it's own sequel has failed at that.

Even DOW2 took it in a direction a lot hated but was still enjoyable on it's own terms. This thing seems like a kitchen sink of content and no direction or vision.

The maps were awful as well. I know they are hard to balance, but the maps should look like the better COH maps, like actual places, with destructible structures and bridges and objectives which make sense, like hills and choke points. Not like the generic flat land multi player arena starcraft style nonsense.
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month
1. Re: Kerbal Space Program Making History Next Month Feb 7, 2018, 10:45 Numinar
Still one of the most important games ever made, but the last year or so of updates have been kind of lackluster.

This mario maker stuff could be great. Would love a good stock visual/UI/performance makeover though.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 9
14. Re: Steam Top <strike>10</strike> 9 Feb 5, 2018, 01:32 Numinar
Jerykk wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 23:18:
Quinn wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 13:39:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 13:27:
Happy to see Subnautica doing so well, especially with how long it was in Early Access.

Yes. Sadly, the rest of the list is fucking pathetic. Hard to get excited.

Why is it pathetic? There's a good variety of games on there and a lot of new ones.

I wonder if he got the sloppy seconds of GTAV or the consolised PCMR darling Witcher 3.

I don't use my PS4 much these days unless it's Minecraft with the kid (Console Minecraft has splitscreen and way better crafting, but I think they might be rolling that into the WIN10 app eventually) but I wouldn't shit on anyone who uses it as their primary. It served me well pre-current PC build. Arkham Knight, MGSV, Destiny. Good games that ran super well on it.

None of these dickheads are ashamed that their car isn't a Lamborghini or their house isn't a 14 bedroom mansion, but are happy to shit on people going the zero-maintenance plug and play cost effective (Unless you buy a lot of games, which casuals don't) route. It's another aspect of gamer culture that makes me loathe to admit being a part of, where as once I was a full on proselytizer for.
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans
12. Re: Elite Dangerous Expedition Plans Feb 5, 2018, 01:19 Numinar
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 22:28:
Rigs wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 20:27:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2018, 19:03:
Finally got around to uninstalling. Complete waste of $10. Watching paint dry is more entertaining than this game. X Rebirth complete on the other hand is actually fun and nice to look at. Can't wait for X4.

The last half of your comment invalidates the first half by a rather large margin. If you can sit here and tell me that X: Rebirth has more value and plays better than Elite:Dangerous with a straight face then your opinion is highly suspect.

*waits for the inevitable reply that I'm an idiot, not worth listening to, should shut my fucking mouth and, oh, my mother was a whore*


Cutter hasn't had any valuable contributions to this forum since July 2006

I dunno, he is not wrong on Elite. It's not meant for everyone.

It's a universe that does not give a fuck about you, because you are not only not the center of it, you are not even a relevant data point in it outside those you get into a brouhaha with (Which is nobody if you play solo or in a PVE private group). If you organise with some people you might be able to flip a system or mess with the economy locally or troll a cancer patient but in a games market where every game involves you being the motherfucking chosen one I think it's a brave, dedicated design decision that should be applauded.

I myself love it the same way I love the Truck Simulator series, or Sid Meier's Pirates! Elite has more variety than that but it's still the same idea. It's an approximation of an actual job. It's about discipline, repetitiveness, having the radio set to something good, beers and the odd pirate/griefer encounter/smart car collision. The attachment you build with your rig/ship as it gets you through the good times and bad, learning it's limitations and strengths.

I don't think I could do this long distance shit in Elite unless I got a divorce and had people to hang with, but it really is an astonishingly beautiful game. I think the furtherest I've been from the civilised bubble is 3k ly before I ran out of beer, gave up and made a beeline for home. I'm sure with some decent engineer upgrades and company it's a lot more fun and might be worth it but in an uncaring universe it takes a specific mindset that is at odds with the delayed but inevitable gratification of almost every other game which is engineered like drugs to pay out as you go, for me the most recent example would be Subnautica, where it may take effort and it doesn't do much hand holding, but you will definately get cooler shit/vehicles/efficiency if you put in the time and do a little planning.
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