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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
30. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 29, 2017, 06:27 Nucas
 
this may seem like a dumb thing to criticize, but these guys should really stop subtitling every fuckin' product and just make the line up clear.

i mean there were, what, like three or four games last generation called "X3: something something". as a casual observer i was never sure what was what. base game? expansion? stand alone expansion? i tangentially considered picking up the series more than once as a lover of space sims, but the lineup was confusing to me. any other game series i might have tried to dig and figure it out, but the years-long mixed-to-negative reputation (i mean i have literally never seen a comment thread anywhere that just said "great game!", it's always just like this one, complaints and talking about some bygone days when the games were supposedly good) always finished the job of killing any interest.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2017, 14:16 Nucas
 
i had a friend a few years back who was a nuclear engineer. he considered thorium reactors to be kind of pie in the sky; but he was very excited about "generation IV" reactors, which are so efficient they even consume what is traditionally discarded as 'nuclear waste'. what little they produce is only dangerous for decades, not the thousands of years that is typical. unfortunately while more efficient, their total raw output was lower, and the plants themselves are sophisticated and expensive. and humanity - being a party animal - will not give a fuck about making it a public works priority until its too late. have to keep those quarterly profit increases going!

i had some point when i started writing this but i've forgotten it. i'll conclude by saying, have you had cream of wheat lately? i can't believe i forgot how delicious this stuff is
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2017, 13:46 Nucas
 
i replayed SiN for the first time in maybe 15 years yesterday. i'm genuinely surprised how excellent it really is as a game, it holds up just as well as any classic in it's own right with some sharp design and gameplay.

but i'm really surprised i never noticed back in the 90s how half the computer screens in the game have Blue's News pulled up on them. man i miss the wild west days of game design sometimes.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Aug 28, 2017, 03:17 Nucas
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 27, 2017, 16:45:
It also doesn't help that there's no "killer app" or must have function on the watches. They're just gadgets. Really expensive ones at that.

i mean, that's it. plain and simple. every smart watch i looked at did nothing but mirror my phone; so basically i'm paying hundreds of dollars to simply add an extra layer between me and my phone. a superfluous, clumsy-as-shit layer that was hard to use.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Aug 28, 2017, 02:58 Nucas
 
came here to comment on hand of fate, but it's already covered so i'll pipe up that risen 1 for 2.50 is a great buy. it's a legit gothic 4. it's 8 years old at this point though so i imagine anyone who would play has done so.

i remember thinking the character of the inquisitor sounded bad-ass back when i played it, and looked him up. was surprised it was Andy Serkis in one of his few "normal" roles.

PS. don't pay money for risen 2.
 
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News Comments > X4 Details Today
29. Re: X4 Details Today Aug 27, 2017, 00:32 Nucas
 
for fuck's sake, someone just give me the freelancer successor i've wanted for 15 years.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
45. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 26, 2017, 04:11 Nucas
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:49:
Suckage wrote on Aug 25, 2017, 16:44:
What excuse does Valve have to not bring closure to HL?
Err, the excuse that no matter what they created they would be criticized.

pure cowardice and total bullshit aside.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?
26. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 14:42 Nucas
 
there's been leak after leak over the years with anonymous employees all telling the same story - gabe newell doesn't want half life 3 made, despite the fairy tale "valve is a totally flat structure!!!" thing that always gets parroted.

the last one i saw by the funhaus guys a year or two back expanded on it further by saying a half life 3 project started to gel around 2010 but apparently the rabid over-reaction to the mass effect 3 ending caused gabe newell to declare it was too risky, among other factors. seeing a fan-base completely turn on a franchise and devalue the property, etc etc.

he probably feels pretty comfortable in that assessment now after seeing the mass effect franchise completely destroyed and 'retired' after the complete fucking hysterics people were in over andromeda.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Expansion Next Month
14. Re: Tyranny Expansion Next Month Aug 24, 2017, 05:01 Nucas
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 23:51:
You also get to make a lot of interesting choices that have a significant impact on the world around you.

i generally agree but i'm honestly blown away by how obsidian didn't anticipate how many people would embrace the role of evil viceroy in a game about being an evil viceroy, and needed to add fucking DLC to allow for that.

i was playing fatebinder straight right up until the end when suddenly tunon swears to me and everyone is asking what the plan is to defeat kyros. seemed to really come out of nowhere. pretty silly stuff.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends
23. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Single-player Support Ends Aug 20, 2017, 18:48 Nucas
 
Creston wrote on Aug 20, 2017, 18:43:
Good job, EA. Another franchise you've ruined.


i got the impression from that post-mortem jason schreier wrote that the real issue wasn't executive meddling, but quite the opposite; bioware montreal needed firm management and never got it. someone needed to take ownership of the team and no one did.

i'm sure it's a factor that now the internet has totally lost the plot and morons who sincerely think they "have a good bead on things" are retroactively claiming bioware hasn't made a good game in 10 years, "sjws" ruined bioware, etc etc.
 
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News Comments > Shenmue III Publishing Deal
3. Re: Shenmue III Publishing Deal Aug 18, 2017, 01:05 Nucas
 
distribution and marketing. this is nothing new. obsidian used paradox to distribute pillars of eternity for instance.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2017, 21:08 Nucas
 
i'd have probably upgraded at home by now but this is still primarily a gaming machine and i still get the urge to play retro stuff now and again. seems every time i go on gog or steam forums it's a chorus of "HOW TO GET WORKING ON W10???" guess i'll have to do it eventually whenever i decide it's time for a new mobo and cpu finally.  
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News Comments > Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer
1. Re: Agents of Mayhem Launch Trailer Aug 14, 2017, 19:26 Nucas
 
every time i try to read up on this game my eyes start to glaze over and it fades into the white noise of "hero shooters".  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2017, 03:05 Nucas
 
i've been treated skeptically by cashiers for using 2s before but i've never had it go past getting the manager called. a lack of life experience is depressing but predictable when trudging through flyover country. one time in vermont i was using 2s and using my passport as ID and was refused service because it was all "too fishy" and the cashier "heard how easy it is to get fake passports in new york". this woman was in her 30s.  
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video
5. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Video Aug 13, 2017, 01:04 Nucas
 
i find their presence in games somewhat egregious since there's always that suspicion that the game's balance was altered to hinder player progress and make you lean on your credit card, but so far that hasn't been the case in any of the games i've played that contain them. i'm definitely not going to stamp my feet and miss out on a game i want to play over it; i find this hysterical over-reaction reminiscent of the way gamers first reacted to DLC. 5 DOLLAR HORSE ARMOR IS GOING TO DESTROY THE GAMES INDUSTRY.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2017, 22:03 Nucas
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 14:01:
Nucas wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 13:14:
i just saw an ad for Fruit Loops pop up on blues and now i think i'm going to pick up a box at the store. i think this is the first time i've been directly influenced by an advertisement before.

Sure you weren't influenced by the fruitcake story 'cause Fruit Loops are disgusting.

i ate the whole box and got sick
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2017, 13:14 Nucas
 
i just saw an ad for Fruit Loops pop up on blues and now i think i'm going to pick up a box at the store. i think this is the first time i've been directly influenced by an advertisement before.  
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini Warlords Titans Return Launches
1. Re: Starpoint Gemini Warlords Titans Return Launches Aug 12, 2017, 03:39 Nucas
 
i've had this installed for a month or so. i really need to give it a play; i keep hearing it described as Capital Ship Freelancer.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch This Week
17. Re: No Man's Sky Patch This Week Aug 12, 2017, 02:02 Nucas
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 11, 2017, 23:51:
I bought House of the Dying Sun the other day, haven't played it yet, didn't know it had a VR patch for it until after I owned it, nice little surprise. Definitely looking forward to that and Snuggle Truck VR. Also wanting to get over the Alien Iso VR patch to. Time.

if you end up liking it, you can get the soundtrack for free from the composer's site in flac or whatever. i haven't played the game yet but i can't get enough of the OST. sounds like was channeling bear mccreary/battlestar galactica.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched
8. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Aug 11, 2017, 22:34 Nucas
 
i'm surprised there are so many people who want co-op. i don't even know how that would work. mine resources and build bases together? aren't there a bunch of games like this already? starmade? space engineers? empyrion?  
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