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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > Firewatch Sells 1M
9. Re: Firewatch Sells 1M Jan 4, 2017, 22:32 Flatline
Acleacius wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 18:26:
Gratz on their success, good to see a small team of experienced developers moving away from publishers.

It's more of a story/walking simulator to me, the choices don't mean much at all and has a poor ending. It's an interesting story, if your into that sort of thing. There's no real need to ever play it again, once you know what's going on. It's not like you can improve on your game experience.

The biggest Independent developer surprise hit, for me was Survivalist. Even though it's two years old, it was new to me and couldn't stop playing it. Lighter

It came along for me as I was ending a 3 year stretch where I was caring for someone with Alzheimer's and it really moved me. Very well written I felt.

That being said, playing it a second time for the audio commentary is great, and they opened it up to just explore around in too and take scenery photos.

It makes me want to have like a backpacking/rock climbing/spelunking/hang gliding/orienteering game that takes place in a world about the size of Skyrim if not bigger and is just flat out exploration and wandering. In my mind I call it "Range".
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 3, 2017, 14:27 Flatline
descender wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 14:23:
The Clean Power Plan passed by Obama doesn't actually go into effect until 2022.

Don't let facts get in the way of a good rant, though. Fuckin Obama!

I don't think we should be worried about keeping towns in the mountains of west virginia afloat just because they used to be sustained by coal jobs. Coal is fucked, coal is over. No one should be feeling bad about the jobs lost, they are shit awful jobs. These people don't need their coal jobs back, they need education so they can get different jobs.

Just like the auto industry in Detroit... these jobs are never coming back thanks to automation. The people living in these areas need to be told this instead of being constantly lied to. This is how we end up with statements like "Hillary abandoned the blue collar worker". No, she just didn't lie to them about bringing jobs back that are never coming back. They didn't want to hear that, so they felt "abandoned". It's time for these people to wake the fuck up and get with the times.

I generally agree.

But. If you're passed the aged of 40 or so the odds of you getting reeducated and then employed in anything like a decent job are slim. Nobody wants a n00b with only 10-15 years of work left in them. These are the people you need to pitch something like Basic Universal Income to. Or just let them retire early as we intentionally transition away from their industry. If you're over say 40 and you lose your coal mining job due to the employer going out of business, you qualify for retirement. One time thing, government declares the industry is obsolete/being phased out, and the social net supports the 20,000 or so coal miners it'd impact.

That'll never happen, but at this point it's probably what needs to happen.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 3, 2017, 14:24 Flatline
WebSoldier wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 13:22:
Correct. Only because of the needless Obama regulations on coal. Look at the price of natural gas now, versus the price of coal prior to Obama. Remove the regulations and your answer is incorrect.

Looks like coal first started it's current nosedive around 2006 or so whereas natural gas has continued pretty steadily to increase in terms of market share of power. But coal has been declining fairly steadily for 25 years now.
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News Comments > Diablo Turns 20
6. Re: Diablo Turns 20 Jan 1, 2017, 19:01 Flatline
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 17:43:
Fuck this casual monkey clickfest garbage with a hot spiky metal rod sans lubrication. This shitfest was and is a bane on the true RPG genre. This should have never even been associated with RPGs. It should have gotten its own "For monkeys and 4 year olds" genre. That would have saved the RPG genre a lot of disgrace that was brought upon it by lame Diablo clones or the feeble attempts to add Diablo flavor to what could have become good real RPGs. It's the 20 year anniversary of the decline of the RPG genre. The only people retarded enough to celebrate this shit are Blizztard of course.

Time to switch to decaf dude.
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Rescale Launches
1. Re: American Truck Simulator Rescale Launches Dec 12, 2016, 21:39 Flatline
"Completely reworked city Oxnard"

I grew up in Oxnard. Any time making oxnard more realistic is a bullet point in your game, you've failed.
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Free DLC
8. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Free DLC Dec 9, 2016, 12:33 Flatline
I ended up refunding it on steam because I had such bad stuttering and jittering in the game I couldn't play it.

Apparently there is potentially a way to fix it but I really don't want to bother with it.

Too bad. I was looking forward to it.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched
8. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Dec 7, 2016, 14:36 Flatline
Is this the patch that adds gameplay to the game?  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
45. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 5, 2016, 12:19 Flatline
GinRummy wrote on Dec 4, 2016, 13:33:
I know Mechwarrior and Battletech are not the same thing, although they get to fight with big robots. There was a sucessful Kickstarter for a new Battletech game for the PC a while ago which is still in the works, at

Actually they're set in the same universe. Mechwarrior is just the sim game.
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
44. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 5, 2016, 12:18 Flatline
Overon wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 11:12:
I have a bias against PGI. The shitshow that was MWO which is little more than a Mech buying simulator with team deathmatch, turned me off. The way that Russ Bullock the leader of PGI lied and misrepresented reality, has made me think that he is a hack. So I'm not a fan. I can go into the long litany of lies and misrepresentations but I won't. That trailer is not impressive. Why would a light Mech that didn't even exist in the lore at the time, fight one on one toe to toe against a medium Mech? The premise of the video doesn't make sense. This has all the hallmark of the PGI hacks and Russ Bullock at the helm. PGI has a bad reputation for good reasons, look at their track record. Don't preorder and take what they say and their claims with a grain of salt.

That's okay. Harebrained is working hard on deploying their battletech game. Sure it won't be a first person sim but it's coming along well and unlike a lot of old school devs Jordan Weisman seems like a pretty decent producer for someone who created Battletech in the early 80's.
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News Comments > Steep Released
4. Re: Steep Released Dec 2, 2016, 15:40 Flatline
descender wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 15:04:
Is anyone playing this? I so desperately long for a new snowboarding game.

I actually really miss the SSX series. SSX Tricky was probably the most fun because it was batshit insane comic book snowboarding, but SSX3 was a lot of fun too. Some of those runs from the peak top down to the bottom took like 20 minutes it was great.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 23, 2016, 12:49 Flatline
Cutter wrote on Nov 23, 2016, 12:00:
What makes you think Putin won't do it now that his pal Don is in charge? I'm sure if he asks nicely the Rooskies will do just that. If I was Snow I'd be looking to head to Argentina or something PDQ!

Do you think Snowden is in Russia by choice? He was on his way... Somewhere I can't remember where specifically. But his passport was yanked by the US while he was in transition in Moscow. Russia granted him asylum but he can't really leave the country without a passport.

I'm not actually sure how Germany intends to get him to actually show up when he legally can't leave the country.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 21, 2016, 18:30 Flatline
Nailbender wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 12:45:
In other news, Napster suddenly comes back to some Blue's News readers consciousness after 17 years.

(Seriously, did anyone here know it still exists?)

Last I heard many years ago some private company had bought it and turned it into something... I couldn't remember what it was.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 21, 2016, 18:30 Flatline
NetHead wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 02:20:
raVen wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 00:26:
Metallica can still suck it. [NSFW: Language]

I can sympathise with someone trying to get their content off a sharing platform, them being asses about it is on themselves though.

Especially considering for years before they encouraged their fans to pirate... I mean ahem... "share" bootleg tapes of their music to grow their numbers.

That was right around when they basically sold out hardcore anyway. Load was popular but pretty poppy and everything after that pretty much death-marched it's way to the bank.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 11, 2016, 14:09 Flatline
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 11:44:
On the election, can we just blame Zuckerberg.

I'd appreciate the option inside Facebook for "educate me" vs "Echo chamber".

So if you put "educate me" for example the algorithm attempts to spotlight a broad spectrum of information and viewpoints, while "echo chamber" is pretty much what it does now.
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Free Mech
1. Re: MechWarrior Online Free Mech Nov 11, 2016, 11:33 Flatline
I was an early adopter and enjoyed it enough to drop a little money on it. I left pissed off after some of their pay2win decisions and one long period where I couldn't even launch the goddamn game any more.

Eff these guys.
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News Comments > More BlizzCon Announcement Details
2. Re: More BlizzCon Announcement Details Nov 4, 2016, 19:31 Flatline
"So what's the difference fundamentally between the Witch Doctor and the Necromancer?"

"Setting fluff! And they're more goth really."

Sigh. Nice to see Blizzard schlepping under the bar again.
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News Comments > 10 Million Play The Crew
7. Re: 10 Million Play The Crew Nov 4, 2016, 14:53 Flatline
yuastnav wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:24:
I played it for a few hours. The handling is abysmal. I like open world games but I cannot see myself playing this. I just hope that the handling in Horizon 3 is better but I'm not getting my hopes up.

Next racer I'll probably try is Assetto Corsa. Project Cars' handling is pretty good but there are still some problems like brakes never locking up etc.

It's an arcade racer. As you level up and upgrade the car the handling gets better. But you have to drive shit for a while. If you're looking at Assetto Corsa you're in a completely different genre.
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News Comments > 10 Million Play The Crew
4. Re: 10 Million Play The Crew Nov 4, 2016, 12:15 Flatline
Creston wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 10:57:
10 million in total have tried it, sure. I mean, it was free on the Xbox, free on the PC. People will definitely give it a go.

But actual people playing was maybe a few hundred on the xbone.

That said, it's a fun, though flawed, game. For free, it's a no-brainer.

The story is terribad.

And I really don't like how F2P the expansion feels. There's all these integrations and shit and prompts to do things and you go try to do them and it smashes you up against a 30 dollar paywall. It's frustrating because I don't feel like I have a complete product even though theoretically I totally do.

I was having fun with it for a while. Life got busy and I stopped playing. I intend to go back but haven't had the time.
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News Comments > Diablo III Necromancer Spotted?
19. Re: Diablo III Necromancer Spotted? Nov 1, 2016, 16:10 Flatline
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 11:30:
Necromancer would be a nice addition...

I'd personally like to see a new play style class. Necro is awful close to the witch doctor pet build.

But considering that Blizzard is allergic to anything that wasn't conceptually created 5+ years ago Necromancer is highly likely.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: WikiLeaks says Assange's Internet link was severed by 'state party.' Oct 18, 2016, 10:22 Flatline
Timmeh wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 18:05:
Flatline wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 17:17:
DangerDog wrote on Oct 17, 2016, 15:12:
Just Hillary having a practice run at cutting internet on anyone with dissenting views over her.

That might carry slightly more water if Wikileaks and Assange weren't foreign agents interfering in the election/proper government operations... by leaking documents suggesting that foreign entities might be interfering in government operations.

Its called putting the truth out on a lying corrupt piece of garbage.

Just wait till you see (and choose to ignore and or justify) all the criminal activity being released about the Clinton machine today.

Not that the Marxist "main stream media" will cover it. These things don't comply with their brain washing agenda.

So you're advocating an ends-justify-the-means approach to show the world that someone is an ends-justify-the-means politician.

You do get the epic levels of hypocrisy here don't you?
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