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News Comments > System Shock Source Code Released
1. Re: System Shock Source Code Released Apr 8, 2018, 14:03 Vulkan
 
I'm excited for the prospect of some source ports, the current enhanced edition is a bit of a frankenmonster held together by duct tape and hope.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2018, 09:23 Vulkan
 
I'll go with Have a Cigar / Wish You Were Here / Shine on You Crazy Diamond 6-9 off Pink Floyd's Wish You were Here Side B. And agreed, there are so many good ones to pick from.  
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News Comments > Ghost of a Tale Released
3. Re: Ghost of a Tale Released Mar 18, 2018, 14:31 Vulkan
 
I was playing this earlier, the art director for this game should get multiple awards. The look of the enviroments and the animation on the characters look like something out of a big budget animated film. Extra points for doing it all on the Unity engine.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 14:09 Vulkan
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:04:
I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF?

Gotta admit, had to check I wasn't reading The Onion. Politics aside, this article deserves some kind of prize for its unintentional comedic value.
 
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News Comments > GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash
18. Re: GDC Reconsidering Bushnell Award After Backlash Jan 31, 2018, 18:05 Vulkan
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 17:59:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 31, 2018, 17:36:
Statement from Bushnell:

“I applaud the GDC for ensuring their institution reflects what is right,” Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell says via Twitter, “specifically with regards to how people should be treated in the workplace. And if that means an award is the price I have to pay personally so the whole industry may be more aware and sensitive to these issues, I applaud that, too. If my personal actions or the actions of anyone who ever worked with me offended or caused pain to anyone at our companies, then I apologize without reservation.”

Eh, he handled it better than I ever would... *shrugs*

=-Rigs-=

I feel like people shouldn't have to apologize when they haven't done anything wrong, but maybe that's just me.
 
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News Comments > PC Dead Rising Rises
14. Re: PC Dead Rising Rises Sep 14, 2016, 08:02 Vulkan
 
Jerykk wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 03:02:
El Pit wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 00:58:
Jerykk wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 23:28:
Dead Rising is not supposed to be a relaxing walking simulator.

Yes, you are so right. Dying Light was absolutely a "relaxing walking simulator."

https://youtu.be/BNsrK6P9QvI

I am hopeful there will be a trainer/mod that will let people play the game like they want.

Dying Light didn't have any sense of urgency. The only time the game had any real intensity was when you were dealing with the Volatiles.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Dying Light a lot but it had a pretty relaxed pacing, just like 99% of open-world games. You were able to do everything so you never had to make any difficult choices. Dead Rising is a very different kind of game. If you disable the time limit, you are fundamentally changing how the game is meant to be experienced. It's equivalent to disabling permadeath in a rogue-like. Sure, such changes make the game more convenient but they remove much of what defines the experience as a whole.

Dead Rising is designed for multiple playthroughs and as such, you shouldn't expect to see or do everything in a single playthrough. If you can accept that, you should be able to understand why the time limit is a core to the experience.

To further his point: The levels you get to keep through playthroughs come with 3 separate speed upgrades, which are in essence time extensions for letting you do more things with the time you are given. Once you get all 3, you have more than enough time to do everything you need to do with plenty of time to spare.

I will also add that failing one of the main objectives because you ran out of time to be where you needed to be doesn't mean game over, it means you'll get a different ending. The only way to game over is if you die.

There's a reason doing a 72 hour + overtime mode clear off a level 1 save with all survivors saved is considered a huge deal, it's absolutely considered a challenge run in the like of a speedrun or a "fists only" type run if you attempt it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 17:58 Vulkan
 
"Nevertheless, according to Fahey, non-traditional games and titles tackling tough subject matter aren’t frequenting Steam due to all the 'toxic' community members"

It's almost as if Steam is filled with, y'know, actual gamers.
 
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News Comments > The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Released
6. Re: The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth Released Oct 31, 2015, 03:19 Vulkan
 
Frijoles wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 23:26:
Yeah, I've tried several times, and I can't ever get very far. I even bought the latest one just off of reviews, but I can't see the appeal. I'm guessing I have to clear the whole level/boss at the end before I can save at least something from the run? Starting over from scratch every time only frustrates me and makes me rage quit.

To add to MisterBenn's post: Train your eyes to look for discolored rocks with Xs etched on them, bomb these rocks to get silver colored soul hearts which shield your red hearts from taking damage. These are a must for getting deals with the devil which is the no-brainer way of getting a run to snowball out of control.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Aug 20, 2015, 12:20 Vulkan
 
"The poster child for this right now might be Zoe Quinn, who at the time of writing has yet to be able to return to her home due to the recent unpleasantness (and is drawing closer to becoming the video game world's fatwa-era Salman Rushdie by the day)"

Yes, she's *just* like Rushdie. Right in the trash you go mr. bad article.
 
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News Comments > Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded
26. Re: Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Instantly Funded Jun 16, 2015, 13:56 Vulkan
 
First there was #SaveShamu, now we have #SaveShenmue.  
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News Comments > For Honor Announced
5. Re: For Honor Announced Jun 15, 2015, 22:43 Vulkan
 
Duels remind me of Bushido Blade.  
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News Comments > Hatred in June
11. Re: Hatred in June Apr 29, 2015, 12:29 Vulkan
 
Beyond all the silly controversy, I really like the look of this game aesthetically.  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
10. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 8, 2015, 19:57 Vulkan
 

So one thing I'm trying to figure out is how I manage the controls.

Gamepad is superior for driving and flying. M&K is gonna be great for on foot with first person. No more auto lock combat like on the PS3.

My dilemma is driving AND shooting. Using M&K is going to make shooting much easier, but then I'll need to be using the keyboard to drive while doing that....

I guess it will come down to how well the cars handle with non-analog controls.

First world problems.

I really need to patent that idea for the keyboard with pressure sensitive WASD keys.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
19. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 20:24 Vulkan
 
Takes me back to the days of the Pentium MMX and the ridiculous marketing claims coming out of the PR department.

Turns out, MMX did *not* replace 3d cards.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed
1. Re: Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed Feb 13, 2015, 09:49 Vulkan
 
It's like someone clobbered me over the head with a potato sack full of buzzwords.  
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released
5. Re: Jagged Alliance: Flashback Released Oct 22, 2014, 04:55 Vulkan
 
Domgrief wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 03:57:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 02:25:
I still like the mechanics. The voice acting is still perfect.

Some of the cast was great, but I wouldn't go as far as "perfect" - Ira's "She is evil. A driven bitch." is the worst piece of voice acting I've ever heard.

I still snicker uncontrollably when Dimitri pronounces Miguel's name.

But yes, no amount of fancy 3d graphics these recent remakes sport will ever be sufficient to match JA2 1.13's lovely meld of game mechanics and systems.
 
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News Comments > From Software Sold
14. Re: From Software Sold Apr 28, 2014, 15:01 Vulkan
 
Not sure wtf everyone in this thread is on about but FromSoft owns the rights to the Dark series, it's Demon's that they don't own. The change from Namco to Kadokawa is also a good thing, it means a bigger budget for From and finally getting rid of terrible, terrible Namco.

In any case, I'm not sure about everyone else but the last thing I want to see is another Souls game. A new Tenchu, a new Otogi, bring Armored Core over to the PC or, dare I say it?

METAL WOLF CHAOS 2.
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Announced
5. Re: Unity 5 Announced Mar 18, 2014, 20:25 Vulkan
 
With Unity 5, Kerbal Space Program will finally get some sorely needed 64 bit support on Windows platforms, one of the best bits of good news I've heard this week.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 2, 2014, 19:42 Vulkan
 
If there's one thing about Black Knight 2000 that's going to stick with me forever and ever, it's the soundtrack.

http://youtu.be/QQPGtzmStq4
 
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News Comments > Daikatana on Steam
25. Re: Daikatana on Steam Oct 2, 2013, 14:47 Vulkan
 
The first stage and last stages were absolutely dreadful, IIRC I never finished the game due to all the hitscan enemies in the last stage being able to hit you from miles away.

The Norse and Greek stages were both better than the other 2, though that's not saying a whole lot.

What they should have done, is done a remake of the GBC version of Daikatana, which was quite good.
 
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