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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released

10. Re: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Released May 9, 2018, 08:24 Task
 
I have to wait for my boxed edition, bummer. Oh well, I'm playing and making mods for BattleTech right now anyways.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches

3. Re: Morning Patches May 7, 2018, 14:49 Task
 
Ha! Soldier of Fortune, I remember playing that all the way through, good times. That video opening is hilarious btw - showcases the Brutal, Brutalizes the hiding Scientist.  
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News Comments > Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20

3. Re: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20 May 7, 2018, 14:47 Task
 
I remember Jazz and I remember not enjoying it. But hey, game preservation on the other hand is a good thing.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization

3. Re: Saturday Mobilization May 5, 2018, 15:52 Task
 
I mean the person did a dumb thing, but it seems there was enough humans there to rush that bear instead of just standing there screaming and filming it. Only one person threw a rock and that was it.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches

2. Re: Morning Patches Apr 30, 2018, 11:55 Task
 
At least it feels a little more like its closer to happening ;).  
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News Comments > Game Reviews

11. Re: Game Reviews Apr 24, 2018, 20:05 Task
 
FYI, this BattleTech game plays more like Front Mission than anything else, except with more free roam for mission contracts. The "hub" part of the game is a combination of Star Craft 2 and the "new" X-Com.

And like Burrito, said I can confirm that you DO NOT need to login. I went straight into Single Player without having to login. I did try to afterwards though, since I have a paradox account, and it logged in right away. There were server issues apparently right at launch earlier today, which I did not get to experience.

Overall, I'm finding it pretty awesome, although I did play the Beta so I already knew I would like the combat turn-based part. The story so far is intriguing with enough mystery to find out what's going on - the writing seems fine to me (I'm not getting YA vibes, it's about on par with some of the better BattleTech books like Betrayal of Ideals), the voice acting that goes with it is also stellar. Music is amazing. Easy to use interface. No crashes and the gameplay is smooth, action camera is completely customizable. There ARE optimization issues, the game slows down for me quite a bit when zooming in on heavily destroyed buildings. Also if you have ultra wide screen, the UI is not optimized for that yet (I don't have ultra wide so this isn't an issue for me but it will be for those that do have it).

I think HBS has an extremely solid base to improve on what they've made here.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews

4. Re: Game Reviews Apr 24, 2018, 16:25 Task
 
Cutter, look into it before hyperboling.

As stated by devs "there is no server requirements at all, save games will not be affected, etc."

You only need to login if you want to play multiplayer against one other person.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Destruction Trailer

4. Re: MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries Destruction Trailer Apr 18, 2018, 11:48 Task
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 18, 2018, 10:51:
The corny music is not doing it for me. Gotta say the trailer is pretty uninspired, and much worse than the last one. The soundtrack choice is probably the main reason why I feel that way, the other being that it doesn't really show anything more than we've already seen. I hope the destruction aspect won't be gimmicky.

Par for the course for PGI minimally viable? Everything about even the non-gameplay trailer of MW2: Mercs has the 'rule of cool.' Intense action, voice acting, fitting music.
Non-gameplay trailer for MechWarrior 3 (that narrator lol, good times)
Non-gameplay trailer for MW4:V.
MechWarrior 4: Merc Gameplay trailer.

I'm sure this re-invented MW5 may be a breath of fresh air from PGI's milking nostaglia tactics with 'freemium' at the very least. It does look way too bright and clean though, compared with the original gritty/lived-in look of the earlier MW5, others may have a different opinion than mine of course.

Still withholding hype in case it simply doesn't live up to my expectations. It could end up a buggy mess, or just lacking content in general since this isn't exactly a high production studio. They should show simply more than shooting at stuff, like with MW4:Mercs, what was fun for me was the diverging campaigns and selecting different planets. Show that. Show voice acting, dynamic moments in mission, etc.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Vinyl Soundtrack Preorders

2. Re: DOOM Vinyl Soundtrack Preorders Apr 18, 2018, 10:56 Task
 
Nice.

The Angry Joe review of the music was pretty funny (by "Other Joe"). Good times.

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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Adds New Mode

2. Re: MechWarrior Online Adds New Mode Apr 17, 2018, 22:54 Task
 
Well I mean MW4 already had that All vs. All, but it was far more tunable by a server admin than this which seems to be some sort E-Sport Pipedream.  
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News Comments > Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released

16. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 10:24 Task
 
I'm waiting for the Switch version anyways. I don't understand why ports for jRPGs are bungled so much. This surprises me too, since playing the older Ys games from Nihom, the ports have been decent.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 17, 2018, 10:14 Task
 
rawbelly wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 08:42:
Russia news posts always make me wanna watch "Spies Like Us" again.

Can't find it on Bluray unfortunately, but it is available to rent on Amazon Video.

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As far as Trump collusion, to me it is more likely that he is an idiot and has no idea if he has 'colluded'. Trump should, if anything, be immediately tried for War Crimes and Impeached for ordering an attack on Syria's Sovereignty which is a crime of aggression according to the Nuremberg Principles.

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For 'McCarthyism', I don't know if Repubs throw around that term other than 'Witch Hunt,' but most Leftist news rags I read throw it around quite a bit. Some on the left say the term doesn't quite fit, since a lot people's livlihoods were really crushed by that Era; where others think it does as "lite" or "neo"-style in that it is seen as constant paranoia of the "other." We as Americans are constantly told we must have an enemy. The worst of this I saw was when PropOrNot declared many alternative/anti-war/activist media organizations as "Russian Propaganda" which I personally found offending, of which the owners of those site like Robert Parry of Consortium News did (along with counterpunch, anti-war, etc.). Not even Jill Stein, my preferred candidate was safe, who was also accused of being a Russian Collaborator which was nothing less than a smear on Third Parties - which is why for me personally I think the Democrat and Republican parties are complete trash for stooping that low.

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For the article topics, we obviously do need to continually upgrade. The sad part is, when it comes to our government, they are severely outdated in many areas so it doesn't surprise me that Russian hackers get through. On the positive side, it's also job security for Cyber Security and Networking/System Administration.

On the flip side, this isn't a one way street. Our government has essentially militarized cyber-warfare and has been hacking/spying for decades, that's partially what Edward Snowden revealed. We do it too, so tit-for-tat really. We upgrade, they upgrade and everyone is trying to hack each other, that's the future.

It's also important to keep in my mind that between 1946 and 2000, there has been at least 117 electoral interferences known around the world. 70% of which were done by our government against other Nations. Clearly we are not the shining pillar on the hill.
 
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News Comments > Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released

13. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 17, 2018, 09:17 Task
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 17, 2018, 03:56:

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No need to be smart ass El Pit, but that is your schtick. My point still stands. It's not hard to figure out what the game name means. Main Title Name - Number in Series: Subtitle Likely Plot of Game. And no Wild Hunt is not apples/oranges, before I read the witcher or played the games I had no idea it had anything to do with real folklore. Same concept. Complaining about the title of a game is ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released

4. Re: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA Released Apr 16, 2018, 23:38 Task
 
"Ys" is the land or continent in these games that the people inhabit. The subtitles of these games usually has to do with some event within the game. "Lacrimosa" is a process defined in that game that trigger something about an extinction event, in other words you would have to play the game to find out what it means.

Kind of like "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" for someone who has not played a Witcher game or is unfamiliar with European folklore would no idea what "Wild Hunt" means until they played it.

It's a jRPG Cutter, just look it up - the internet is at your finger tips.
 
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News Comments > M-Rated Agony to Receive AO PC Patch

5. Re: M-Rated Agony to Receive AO PC Patch Apr 16, 2018, 16:07 Task
 
This game looks so weird man, not even my nightmares can conjure this up. Also the O in the title "Agony" looks like Vagina Dentata.  
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Videos

6. Re: Underworld Ascendant Videos Apr 14, 2018, 11:21 Task
 
Seems like it needs optimization? Not sure if that was deliberate slow mo in the video, or choppy frames, but other than that it looks pretty cool. I see a lot of "Thief"-like gameplay in that.  
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer

16. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 15:54 Task
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 14:31:
Rhett wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 12:49:
I just recall seeing them spin on a dime to turn, didn't really look like a big robot turning. Or like running up a hill. Very small stuff I could overlook, almost certainly buying it anyway.

So clunky as in "too fluid", got it. Yeah, I saw a little of that when I was playing the beta. My head canon is time expands in a turn of BattleTech (table top is ten seconds/turn), the animated movements are an artifact of compressing time back down into something that is watchable in normal time.

Rhett isn't wrong, the animations are clunky but workable. HBS said in a Q&A when they were gifted the 3D models they had to scrap the animations that came with them and make their own and make other animations that did not exist with the model to begin with (melee punches and kicks), some of the ones they made make a Mech look look odd when it fires off LRMs for example (constantly shakes, instead of just steadying itself and shifting back once). And the PGI model animations themselves are notorious for looking clunky in the game they come from and are not as 'smooth' or natural-looking as say MW4 animations.

It's really personal preference in this instance. I play MegaMek on and off and sit and stare at 2D pixels moving across hexes shooting at each other with zero animation, and still find it very fun. This is really just a step up from that for turn-based Battletech.

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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer

9. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 13:32 Task
 
Darks wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 13:02:
Primalchrome wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 11:24:
With what I've experienced in the beta and seen on Twitch....this may be the best Kickstarter I've ever rolled the dice on.

Nope, the best Kickstarter is and always will be the Divinity games.

Divinity 2 is Game of the year you cant beat that no matter what you toss at it.

It's probably the best KS for Primalchrome is what they mean, for you it is Divinity.
 
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News Comments > Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter

14. Re: Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter Apr 10, 2018, 20:08 Task
 
Nutritional value perhaps, but you can't sell a couple floaters only of value to waste disposal ;). I don't have a brick oven where I live, equivalents, but I'll check it out the next time I'm in Austin.  
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News Comments > Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter

11. Re: Myst 25th Anniversary Collection Kickstarter Apr 10, 2018, 16:31 Task
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:03:
Task wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 12:43:
That inkwell is actually pretty cool.
4 Brick Oven Pizza's cool? ($80 inkwell) Never met a kickstarter I didn't like.

Not sure where I'd put a traditional Brick Oven if that's what you're talking about, but no. Those vary by contractor.
 
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