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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo
15. Re: X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo Feb 26, 2016, 09:10 Slashman
 
Evochron Legacy is a great sandbox game. Newtonian flight. Planetary/atmospheric flight and landings. Huge variety of missions. Build your own stations and cities on planets.

Build your ship from components with a good number of customization options. Moddable out of the gate. Trade, fight, mine, explore.

The graphics aren't up to Elite Dangerous levels but they much improved them in this version to where I find them very tolerable. Game gets updates very regularly and my only regret is that some independent investor hasn't given this guy enough cash to make it even bigger and better. Not that it is a 'small' game in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
6. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 13:17 Slashman
 
A developer actually told me once that getting hollywood stars to do your voicework doesn't cost as much as you'd think. Seems like a fair number of them do it for their own amusement and relatively small pay.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. Re: Evening Patches Feb 18, 2016, 08:36 Slashman
 
Ironman or go home!! Rifle

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
26. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 17, 2016, 07:28 Slashman
 
GOTY sale buy for me.

Too much other stuff to play to bother myself with this right now.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM's Campaign Length
40. Re: On DOOM's Campaign Length Feb 15, 2016, 21:11 Slashman
 
Screw all this!!!

I'd like a Heretic 3 please!!!
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 14, 2016, 09:59 Slashman
 
I really enjoyed that review. Entertaining and informative at the same time.

It's weird but I'm handling the timers extremely well. I think you just need to be a bit less conservative and make sure you use all your tools. Especially grenades!!!
 
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Feb 13, 2016, 18:19 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 02:24:
There's no major actors out there today I could imagine doing Deadpool better than Reynolds. The guy was just meant for the role.

I keep +1ing Cutter's posts. Surely the end is nigh!!!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
11. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 12:35 Slashman
 
Nothing says "I love you" like two unfinished games...One of which is playable and buggy as hell.  
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News Comments > No New Assassin's Creed This Year
8. Re: No New Assassin's Creed This Year Feb 12, 2016, 08:00 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 02:43:
1badmf wrote on Feb 12, 2016, 02:25:
yeah definitely needs more hand-crafted content instead of 1000s of cookie cutter missions. that more than anything makes the game feel like a goddamn job instead of an adventure.

That's the problem with all their games, same shit, different pile. AC still has an element that's interesting because of how history is tied in, but the gameplay of collect a million feathers and doo-dads and what not is just tired. Far Cry is the same game with a different skin every time. And the Division ultimately is just a reskinned FC that has an online component from what we've seen so far. I understand these big public companies are risk averse but they don't have to be so goddamned formulaic with every single game.

I'm +1ing a Cutter post and the sky is still intact.

Far Cry just makes me go 'meh'. Blood Dragon, however, is epicness of brobdingnagian proportions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 10, 2016, 11:21 Slashman
 
Well I do think that the shaky launch did hurt, but they didn't exactly slack off and leave the game broken either. They really patched it consistently and added features as well.

I do think that the game is a niche in small part because it's a bit difficult to relay to people what it's about. You're playing a guy who is playing a guy in a virtual world that may or may not be quite as virtual as you first thought.

I really hope they do find the financing to make it though. We need more new and different indie titles to succeed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 10, 2016, 09:59 Slashman
 
Not at all.

I"m not sure if they're being unrealistic in their budgeting or if people aren't as interested as they thought.

Hope they have a backup plan.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
14. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 13:06 Slashman
 
Scheherazade wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:50:
Well, that was a pleasant surprise.

I was expecting them to turn it into two separate $60 games.

But making it one $45 single player game + $15 multiplayer addon actually keeps the price at a max of $60 (in line with today's AAA titles) - and actually lets people that want only singleplayer pay less. Hell must be pretty cold right now.

-scheherazade

It'll only get cold if they actually deliver something that works, is stable, and is long enough that it doesn't feel like a 2 hour sprint to the last mission of the campaign.

Also...pulling a Valve and waiting interminable periods of time between episodes won't cut it because Valve didn't charge for those in advance.
 
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News Comments > Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned
6. Re: Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned Feb 9, 2016, 09:20 Slashman
 
Dust would have been a much cooler idea if done on PC from the start.

At the time it was announced, it was the height of the 'games don't make money on the PC because of stinky pirates' propaganda campaign by the big publishers.

In addition, CCP didn't want an EVE player making their own ground missions and then fighting them themselves in Dust. Of course that was predicated on the notion that a PC EVE player wouldn't own a console as well. Wall
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Feb 8, 2016, 08:39 Slashman
 
Considering the lack of sequels or expansions, maybe it didn't sell as well as people are thinking. I never saw any numbers so I'm just guessing. Usually publishers milk something that sells well with no hesitation.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
46. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 8, 2016, 08:35 Slashman
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 00:51:

In the game files If you are curious check the mod out that removes this.

That said Veteran is hard enough imo.

Yeah that anal probing on Veteran is plenty thorough. I don't even want to imagine what it would be like with flat numbers. I mean it sure as hell doesn't feel like I'm getting a bonus.

Ironman is literally bringing me to my knees. I had a timed escort mission last night that I did fairly well on up until I got greedy and attempted a hack on a tower, failed it and brought in an enemy squad right on top of my guys. Squad wipe.

Then did a data retrieval mission, met a mech for the first time, set it up perfectly for a melee kill with my ranger and accidentally sent him to the wrong place. Squad wipe.

Not sure if I should even continue now (4 promoted dudes in hospital)...but my pride won't let me quit until game over. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
22. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 18:52 Slashman
 
rudra wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 18:20:

im giving my opinion - you are the dumbshit for taking this personally.. if you want to feel insulted, go right ahead - im sure you wont lack for opportunities

ive been playing these kinds of games for 30+ years, so yeh maybe im jaded - thats why i said "IMHO"..

but you sound like a fucking idiot, so i doubt you will understand any kind of reasonable explanation anyways

You said the same damn thing in the launch thread. You plan to keep repeating it in every single XCom 2 news post until the end of time?

We've all seen how you feel about it. What did a second post contribute?

I wasn't insulted or upset...but I was amused. Your reaction was priceless though. Resorting to insults and name calling is very mature for your 30+ years of gaming experience (which no one gives a shit about anyway).

Saying you dislike something once that is obviously liked by a fairly significant number of people is a valid statement of opinion. When you feel the need to keep repeating it, it starts to sound like a bit more than just that.

I've got a bunch of games in my library that I'm not impressed with and I don't post it in every topic about them unless someone specifically asks what I think. Because what the hell would the point be?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
18. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 18:11 Slashman
 
rudra wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:53:
its pretty mediocre IMHO

the typical, to-be-expected AAA type crap..

ive got countless gripes with all kinds of details, systems, etc.

the only thing that really impresses me is the destructibility, but thats not new either... more customization is good, progression on characters is ok... but mostly - its just meh

Ah yes..the "I'm such a cool and hardcore gamer that I'm not impressed by anything and I need to let people know that they're enjoying the wrong things" type.

I'm sorry we're not all playing JA 2 or whatever meets your standards for a fun TB game. Be sure to keep letting us know if we're having the wrong fun in the future. We depend on you for things like this!!!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition
14. Re: Steam Top 10 - XCOM 2 Edition Feb 7, 2016, 17:42 Slashman
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:06:
Doma wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 14:02:
That is a ton of XCOM 2, but damn its sure is good.

Damn buggy, too. Tutorial won't complete for me, just crashes to desktop. I turned it off and was able to get to the base, but there's still bugs and performance problems. Loading a mission takes a while. Alien Activity will sit there for 5+ seconds before anything happens. This on a GTX 980 with an i7 and 24 gigs of memory. I may be waiting for the performance patch before I really play it because right now it's just painful to try to play.

Turn off Anti-Aliasing in the graphics options. It glitches and slows the game to a crazy level. No idea how that slipped through.

Also. I wonder how people like eRe4s3r manage to beat the timer missions(and everything else) so apparently easily. Because it would mean you ran a near perfect game. No one missed critical shots, no one got mind controlled and or panicked and screwed up.

Save scumming? Because I'm guessing that on ironman like I'm playing that is a bit harder to do. I've missed point blank 87% shots. I've had overwatch ambushes where NO ONE hits anything even though all of my squad fired. I've had soldiers shot through high cover. Of course I've also seen the aliens mess up perfect shots but still...either that is some exaggeration or you just reloaded until it came out perfect.

I'm not judging you for save scumming if you did btw, but I just don't get how you ran such a perfect game. You're essentially saying nothing went wrong.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Invades
22. Re: XCOM 2 Invades Feb 5, 2016, 17:29 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 16:24:
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 16:00:
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 13:14:
I was SO tempted to play for a bit last night at 11, but I remained strong and got some actual sleep before work.

Now I can't wait to get home.

I don't know who are you are anymore Creston. Please drop off your gamer card off at the front desk on your way out.

Tsk Tsk.

Someone who is trying to get hired on Full Time at his current place of employment.


You keep letting the little things distract you from gaming...
 
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News Comments > Xenonauts 2 Announced
8. Re: Xenonauts 2 Announced Feb 4, 2016, 08:06 Slashman
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 01:09:
Well I broke my cardinal rule and pre-ordered XCOM 2 from GMG, got a nice 20% coupon straight up too so that was pretty nice. Pre-loading on Steam as we speak.

My preload is complete...now to the waiting. Wreck
 
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