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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced
31. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Announced Aug 5, 2015, 18:44 Flatline
Tumbler wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:21:
You can buy the expansion content for 50 or if you're a new user just the expansion for 60 which includes the base game.

Sounds good to me as a new user but if I'd purchased the original game I think I'd feel pretty pissed about them asking for another $50.

I kind of am pissed. The expansion almost hits the sweet spot for me at 45 bucks. I could stomach 40 bucks. That would drop the "core game" price from the 30 or so that you see on sale occasionally now to 20 for the "bundle". I could easily stomach a 30 dollar price point, and am fine for a 40 dollar price point. For some reason though the extra 5 bucks kind of does it for me.

More importantly though, that means that odds are the content for the core elite game after the CQB update is probably going to be static. And that makes me have a sad.
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Announced
2. Re: Halo Wars 2 Announced Aug 4, 2015, 18:25 Flatline

The last Halo Wars was... okay... I guess... The story was utterly forgettable and the gameplay was okay for being on a console.

I just wouldn't peg it as an IP I'd actively develop and pimp out.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 4, 2015, 12:10 Flatline
nin wrote on Aug 3, 2015, 20:38:
I'm still pissed they're dropping keyboards, to the point that I'm leaning towards not buying it...

Not terribly surprised but that blows.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 3, 2015, 19:47 Flatline
I'm really underwhelmed by the Rock Band 4 track list. The music itself may be good, but RB lives and dies on the ability of everyone in the party/group to know the music enough to at least sing along with the chorus.

I can't count how many times someone at a party smashed the rock band vibe and brought it to a screeching halt by insisting on playing one or two tracks that only they knew.

In fact, that's usually how sessions of rock band usually ended. "Oh hey I downloaded my favorite track let's play it"

*cues 4 mintues of screeching and thumping*

"Hey, let's watch Friends instead."
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Aug 2, 2015, 15:22 Flatline
harlock wrote on Aug 2, 2015, 14:59:
story going around was that it got changed big time some point during development, im assuming to make it more "appealing" or whatever

Well I know that they took out the UT style announcer and I think they jiggered the XP system or took it out or something.

I bought it. Played like 15-20 minutes of it. Gave up, uninstalled it, never played it again. I got it for free from my video card and am pretty ambivalent about it.

I quit because navigating the city was boring as fuck, felt basically on-rails, and the story was going nowhere. The thief chick that was with me in the beginning didn't inspire me.

Point-blank? It came out after Dishonored. And decided to crib way too much from that game while leaving out the fun shit that facilitated movement. The levels were designed obviously around gameplay and not around living habitations, the guards were placed in a "gamey" way and not at all like the guard patrols in the old thief games...

It was just mediocre and unmemorable. All the world building that was intriguing in the original thief games (and I *loved* the world that the Thief games built) was more or less tossed out the window.
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News Comments > Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO Delayed
2. Re: Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO Delayed Jul 31, 2015, 13:01 Flatline
I'm loving Dirt Rally but I'll take another offroad rally sim and be happy with it.  
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News Comments > Endless Space 2 Announced
1. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Jul 31, 2015, 11:15 Flatline
Did they ever fix the obscenely imbalanced cheating AI that could outbuild in 2 systems what you could build having conquered the entire rest of the galaxy?  
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Announced
10. Re: BATTLETECH Announced Jul 29, 2015, 12:01 Flatline
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 11:33:
I'm actually pretty stoked about a mech tactical RPG... the only thing better would be the originally teased MW game as posted before me.

But my question is, I thought the Battletech license for PC was a web of who knows who actually owns it these days between FASA, Microsoft, and a few others? Did I miss when that got resolved?

I suspect that mechwarrior and battletech are actually two different properties.

At any rate, MS owned them both due to buying out FASA.

Now the board game, that's a fucking nightmare. You'd think the company that prints the game would also make the figs but you'd be very, very wrong last time I checked.
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News Comments > & Windows 10
2. Re: & Windows 10 Jul 29, 2015, 11:37 Flatline
Creston wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 10:45:
Love or hate Windows 10, what GOG is doing to prepare for it is fantastic.

Over at Steam, they're like "Yeah whatever. Who gives a shit whether it'll work or not."

That's always been their approach. I still have games that broke in the jump to 7 from XP. A couple of the Max Payne games in particular.

I flat out don't buy old games on Steam any more because I don't expect them to work without massive effort on my part.
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Announced
8. Re: BATTLETECH Announced Jul 29, 2015, 11:33 Flatline
Asmodai wrote on Jul 29, 2015, 11:15:
Kinda hoping it's not Dark Age though, I fell out of love with the books when they pulled the plug on IS/Clans and decided to jump forward when there was so much left to go over...

Considering that Weisman went back to the 2050s "elves with pink mohawks" Shadowrun, I suspect we'll get old school MW.
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
42. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 17:47 Flatline
shihonage wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 17:36:
There comes a time when you start seeing these games in Matrix-vision, as spheres and cubes traversing above a checkered grid, with mountains of data rising and falling at the horizon.

At that point it's time to go outside.

Or is that considered another "walking simulator"?
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
27. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 14:48 Flatline
harlock wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 13:46:
it looks like a few steps removed from F3, which was already mediocre at best..

so, fuck it i guess.. probly still play it at some point, but i doubt it will be very good

the pre-made character is pretty much the only thing you need to know, not to mention no skills (a disturbing trend in AAA rpgs these days), and very limited dialogs .. its the complete death of everything "fallout"

Wait they took out the skill system and chargen?
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
12. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 11:56 Flatline
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 11:45:
I've tried so hard to get into F3 but I just couldn't.
F4 looks pretty cool but I am not sure I'd like to spend the money to just abandon the game after a few hours.
Not to mention it's a $70 game on Steam. Not sure whats up with that price, even the console versions are cheaper.

Wait 70 bucks for the standard edition?

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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
10. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 11:40 Flatline
Axis wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 11:35:
New fallout looks mega consolized and should have retired. Packed with cutesy animations and lots of bling though guys!!

Only thing it's got going for it is 'Soldier of Fortune' dismembering.

Well better animations will be a massive improvement over the stick-up-your-ass animations previously.

And I don't know if you played either F3 or FNV but there was tons of dismemberment and shit in those games too. I mean, one of the perks was like "bloody mess" or something like that.
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News Comments > Fallout 4 "Basically Done"
4. Re: Fallout 4 Jul 28, 2015, 11:21 Flatline
Kajetan wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 11:15:
I too am basically done with Fallout from Bethesda ... their games dont float my boat.

I'm sure I'll play it, and probably enjoy it. But I suspect it won't be on par with NV.

Strangely enough I found the start of new vegas to be really kind of a letdown compared to F3, and the game traditionally doesn't "begin" for me for some reason until I hit Novac.

Of course, when you hit New Vegas proper the game explodes open and becomes teh awesome. Really wish Obsidian was helming this one.
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
37. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 27, 2015, 11:41 Flatline
yuastnav wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 05:54:
InBlack wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 05:42:
Jerykk wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 04:58:
Also, Doom was fucking fast. It was faster than any iD game ever released before or since.

Eh, not so sure about that. Quake with strafe jumping is pretty damn fast.

Yeah well there was no jumping in Doom, so there is that. However Doom is definitely not slower than Quake, up until fairly recently Ive been playing Doom on Zdaemon (which is as close to the original Doom2.exe gameplay as it gets) and trust me on this it's insanely fast paced.

I don't know man. In my opinion Quake 2 is still the fastest game to date. That or Quake 3 with the CPMA mod. By fast I mean fast paced.

I mean, take a look at this:
(granted this is Quake 3, I think unmodded?)

This is sick.

I played a metric shitload of Q3 and while that looks vanilla the video is either severely sped up or there's a mod that sped the fuck up out of everything. There's no way that's unedited video of vanilla Q3.
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
48. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 23, 2015, 13:41 Flatline
Cutter wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 20:52:
Flatline wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 16:51:
They aren't talking about it but the next big project is Cyberpunk, and I can't even begin to tell you how excited that makes me feel.

If it's anywhere close to as good as W3 it's going to effing rock! Still there are never any guarantees.

True that. Though truth be told CP2077 isn't being talked about or focused on until after the two big expansions for W3 apparently. So I figure we're 3 years out.

It bodes well though. They have the chops, they're willing to go to dark places in their stories, and the grey moral ambiguity of the Witcher setting actually dovetails well into cyberpunk.

It actually seems to me this is how it should have been for the first two games. The Weechers are supposed to be emtionless - for the most part - so the whole Joe Friday vibe fits. It's like that one part in the game where the woman calls Geralt heartless and he replies "I guess the mutations worked then".

I'll agree with that. I attribute it to the development of the company as a whole. It works it's just... inconsistent from previous games. That's the only reason why it's jarring

Then again, I went back to watch some Witcher 2 clips (mainly to make sure I wasn't getting the performance wrong) and the voice acting has come a long way from even that game (except, I agree, Triss, which isn't awesome but her voicework is serviceable).
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 11:33 Flatline
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 10:59:
Do sites get money just from displaying ads or do you have to click on them? I will consider turning adblock off for Blue's, but if he make nothing unless I click, then there is no reason to have it off, I won't click.

I believe you get paid per so many thousand ad displays. The higher your click-through the more the pay though I think if memory serves.

And yeah, some kind of ad-blocker is necessary now. Compare my browsing experience on my PC to my phone and I seriously am reluctant to use my phone to browse. Full page adds taking over your browser, the inability to scroll if you flick an ad compared to the real page, the page itself constantly resizing and popping all around so you think you're clicking a legitimate link and then 2 seconds later the page resizes due to an ad and you end up hitting the ad that sandwiched the legitimate link.

The one that makes me rage is the ad that takes you to the app store without clicking on it to install some BS program. Usually that game of war bullshit game. I'm sure it'd auto-install if they could figure a way to.
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jul 22, 2015, 17:55 Flatline
For 12 bucks I'm willing to try ESO.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
32. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 16:55 Flatline
StaticRandomNumber wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 15:19:
I wasn't sure it would be for me as I hadn't played Witcher 1 and 2, but so far I already feel like I got more than I payed for.

$53 is a bargain. Way better value than anything else I have played the last two years.

Just made it to the third Island and having a blast and I have yet to download any of the standalone DLC.

To me that it was on GOG was definitely a bonus selling point.

You can definitely feel the company mature as it moved through the Witcher games. The first was pretty good for it's time and the second was impressive. The third doesn't quite come to Skyrim levels of emergent "shit to do" but it has way more interesting side quests to make up for it. I don't feel like just wandering around aimlessly in Witcher 3 but the shit I am doing I generally feel more engaged in.

I just kind of wished that Geralt didn't talk in such a clipped LA Quartet/James Ellroy sort of manner. It feels kind of new to this game compared to my memory of Witcher 2 and definitely to Witcher 1 and just feels jarring to me.
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