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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Episode Three Sets Dubious Record; HL3 Clue in Dota 2?
20. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode Three Sets Dubious Record; HL3 Clue in Dota 2? Oct 12, 2015, 14:12 Nucas
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 13:54:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 13:16:
Half-Life isn't even a great series. I never understood the hype around it then and certainly not now...

Zips up the flame suit

Well, I think HL1 deserves some credit for being the first real story-driven shooter with a AAA production budget, merging the gameplay and a rather spectacular cinematic feel at the time. Other shooters back then were mostly just that... shoot'em ups. Heck, id admitted that their MO was to create all the levels first and to think up a "story" connecting them later.

However, over the years we've seen many, many more story-driven shooters and today it's the norm. Even CoD and BF have campaigns with stories and then there is the good stuff, of course, like Deus Ex, Dishonored, BioShock, F.E.A.R and so on.
The world does not really need Gordon Freeman anymore and it is true that the HL story does not stand out as particularly interesting after all these years when compared to many other games that have come out in the meantime.

to each his own. i still like the idea of the accidental planemeld, humanity thrust into an ancient war against technological godheads that re-purpose every defeated race into a new set of tools; then the episodes made it a much more personal and character driven (for 2005) affair.

it's also still one of the few games i can think of where the heroes are scientists fighting toe-to-toe on the aliens own terms - technology and intellect. not some left-over military-styled infrastructure. though gordon freeman was apparently BORN to put aliens in the fucking ground.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
53. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 11, 2015, 20:31 Nucas
 
Drayth wrote on Oct 11, 2015, 20:20:
Give Derek credit, he's been completely cool, collected and civil through out all of this. Not at all obsessive.

holy fuck is he crazy. i've been tangentially following this and i wasn't aware he was this obsessed with tearing star citizen down. he probably made time in his schedule for this (pushed back eating cereal in his boxers)
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Developers of Mysterious Wifatch Malware Come Forward. Oct 10, 2015, 03:54 Nucas
 
interesting story of infosec vigilantism. not super sophisticated, but interesting.  
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News Comments > CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit
82. Re: CIG Demands Escapist Retraction; Threatens Lawsuit Oct 5, 2015, 13:51 Nucas
 
MajorD wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 13:46:
This whole things is laughable!


i was going to post some wordy thing but this really sums it up. terrible article by a terrible website, hilariously overblown response with minimal chance to succeed.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
86. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 2, 2015, 07:44 Nucas
 
Peeeling wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 06:27:
(Originally posted in article comments. Re-iterating here with a few changes.)

It's heartbreaking to see people still trying to deny the obvious: Star Citizen is not happening. It's not about this article - I don't need anonymous sources or angry rival devs or horror stories about crazy management to tell me what I already know just from looking at the product itself.

i think "it's not happening" is going a bit far. chris roberts mismanaged digital anvil in the same way, introducing the same kind of feature creep into freelancer and that game was eventually released as an entertaining action-adventure space shooter romp - taken on it's own merits without considering the hype bullshit. though yes, it took a firm hand to take control of the situation from the self-styled-auteur "leadership" of roberts to make it happen.

i could see the same happening with star citizen if the egos involved manage to not pull a ken levine and say "this place is nothing without me, LIGHTS OUT". i mean there would be a requisite reduction in scope, of course - pare down the various ancillary gameplay modes to really minimal levels (basically just interjection type gameplay), put the space combat element front and center.

will the studio remain solvent? that's another matter.
 
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News Comments > Cloud Imperium Games Layoff Report Follow-up
17. Re: Cloud Imperium Games Layoff Report Follow-up Sep 26, 2015, 14:12 Nucas
 
JAGUART wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 23:28:
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 21:10:
We're going to fire people to hire people.

This happens all the time in large companies and many small ones. They'll easily chop heads to buy new office furniture and then rehire new people six months later. They simply don't give a damn about intellectual capital.

i've seen this happen repeatedly at my own company. "sorry, we need to reduce the management payroll, we're letting 4 of you go." less than a month later, new hires brought it.

i'll never understand the american corporate mentality that sees them use people up and discard them, rather than cultivate and develop them.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials; WoW at 5.6M Subs
5. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials; WoW at 5.6M Subs Aug 4, 2015, 18:29 Nucas
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 4, 2015, 18:27:
Mmo's too many are like LSD. After a while all that is left is a bad trip so people get out.
this may be my favorite gaming analogy ever.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 24, 2015, 12:14 Nucas
 
hhaahha "e-gaming". and then the article has the old coverart from half life 1 counter-strike with the sub "a screenshot of Counter-Strike".

really though, trying to create an 'anti-doping' policy? no one is going to take 'e-sports' seriously no matter how much you want it to look like a real sport. this article, with clearly no research done, shows it.

that kid was retarded as fuck though. "yeah i don't even care. we were all using adderall, because we're tough guys. someone, please like me. anyone."
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer
3. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode Trailer Jul 4, 2015, 16:21 Nucas
 
a one trick pony is born.  
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
46. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 29, 2015, 17:13 Nucas
 
Zor wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 17:04:
Cutter wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 16:06:
Yes, but SQ42 is episodic now, so if and when it ever gets delivered it'll be a decade before it's done at this rate. All the real time and money is going into the P2W online game.

Let's just ignore the most recent information from CIG that the first "episode" of Squadron 42 is going to be what most studios release as a full retail title in playable content. *eyeroll*

And, um, what P2W are you referring to? It's a skill based game, not an RPG loot/gear/stats based game. Nor is there anything like a War Thunder/World of Tanks ammo shop.

it's my understanding they have done continuous fundraising by selling capital ships for thousands of dollars at various junctions. do the purchasers not have an advantage by doing this? is that not paying to win?
 
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News Comments > RONIN Next Week
5. Re: RONIN Next Week Jun 24, 2015, 05:59 Nucas
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 18:24:
"What's in the case?"

i don't remember.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2015, 04:17 Nucas
 
Julio wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 19:37:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2015, 14:56:
Not sure why she's inspiring so much hate.

Nobody likes people who make false discrimination accusations. They're about as popular as false rape accusers.
christ, here we go..
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 13, 2015, 02:56 Nucas
 
blackberry still betting their business on people wanting to push hardware buttons.  
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News Comments > Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt
10. Re: Desura & Indie Royale Parent Bankrupt Jun 6, 2015, 01:31 Nucas
 
NamecaF wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:13:
Kythlyn wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 19:29:
I wonder what's going to happen to Desura. If the digital distribution platform is taken offline, and everyone loses their libraries, it won't be pretty. This might turn into a small preview of the Steampocalypse.

I've been saying this for years. People prefer ignorance and "convenience" though

some latent part of me still feels this way but, really, this is like not using gmail because you're just anticipating google goes under and takes all your email with it. how likely do we think this is going to be after 11 years of the platform being the center of the pc universe?

just as soon worry about the inevitability of resource depletion and electricity failure preventing you from playing games, too.
 
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News Comments > POSTAL 2: Paradise Lost DLC Released
10. Re: POSTAL 2: Paradise Lost DLC Released Apr 18, 2015, 07:57 Nucas
 
i've noticed before that postal 2 seems to be popular in india, russia, etc, i'm assuming due to it's playability on older hardware.
i always thought it was funny
 
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News Comments > Shadow Realms Reboot Rumor
2. Re: Shadow Realms Reboot Rumor Jan 7, 2015, 08:29 Nucas
 
the thing i disbelieve most about this story is that ea offers the "option" to integrate origin more tightly, rather than just telling you to get fucked and do it. and also please release on a 14 month schedule so we can predict quarterly revenue for the shareholders. thx  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2015, 06:15 Nucas
 
someday, i will learn how football works.  
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News Comments > Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion
23. Re: Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion Dec 19, 2014, 03:20 Nucas
 
i will assume he's already spent money on the essentials, such as forward thinking investments, cloning himself to build a private army, etc. and is now just pissing away the surplus.

hopefully.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 27, 2014, 20:29 Nucas
 
i'm surprised watch dogs has been hanging tough in the top 10 for so long being a preorder, with no discount at that.  
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
2. Re: Evening Screenshots Apr 16, 2014, 01:17 Nucas
 
i really hope this gets funded.  
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