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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus System Specs
2. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus System Specs Oct 23, 2017, 21:23 Slashman
 
The MINIMUM CPU is an i7? Seriously? What the hell are they smoking? Why would an i5 not be adequate?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Oct 19, 2017, 20:28 Slashman
 
If the AAA part of the single player game experience dies, I really don't think I'd be that sad. Single player games, though, will go on.

This isn't some crisis. The classic AAA single player model is not sustainable apart from a few stalwart franchises that are so entrenched with their fans, that they will always sell.

The majority of the time when we buy these $60 'experiences' we're paying for Michael Bay type set pieces and Hollywood talent voice actors. The majority of the time, the games are not complex enough (or graphically engaging enough) that they couldn't come from a medium sized studio, working with a reasonable budget, creating a tighter experience.

In other words, if gameplay, character depth, and a good story were the focus, these games could pay for themselves. All the while making a tidy profit and thereby leaving themselves plenty of room for quality expansions and DLC.

The real issue is that these publishers are so corporately bloated that five or six 10 million dollar games making 15 million dollars profit a piece doesn't get the shareholders jizzing their pants and creaming their panties. Slow, sustainable growth is laughed at in the boardroom. So it's either make blockbusters or make nothing and proclaim doom. No middle ground.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
23. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 17:42 Slashman
 
christheshitter wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 14:26:
I find it hilarious that everyone praise Witcher 3 again and again. I can't repeat it enough, that game has a shit combat system where all you do is spamming a button to auto attack just like the Batman Arkham games or like every consolegame out there.

I find it equally hilarious that you just don't get that the combat system in W3 was just fine and button mashing was only possible on the lower and default difficulty levels. Those levels were made because everyone complained about how Witcher 2 had combat that was too hard.

Shitty stupid NPC's pathfinding which constantly walking into things. Robbing from NPC's and they don't react. Hell damn even Risen or the Gothic-series had smarter NPC's.

If this is the sum total of your complaints about one of, if not the best, CRPGs in more than a decade, then you are a kid who wouldn't appreciate a good RPG if it walked up to you and punched you in the gut.
 
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News Comments > Dead Space 2 Selling 4M "Wasn't Enough"
7. Re: Dead Space 2 Selling 4M Oct 18, 2017, 12:03 Slashman
 
Making traditional AAA titles is becoming less and less sustainable.

I'm certainly buying less of them at, or near, launch (if I buy them at all).

There are a few franchises that continue to deliver above and beyond on a consistent basis, but the gems in my gaming collection are much more so indie games than anything else these days. (Well Witcher 3 is always going to be there of course).

These days I find myself playing stuff like Grim Dawn, Space Pirates and Zombies 2, Everspace, Divinity: OS 1 and 2, Hand of Fate, Age of Wonders 3 and not really having any cravings for AAA titles apart from whenever they release the next Elder Scrolls game.
 
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News Comments > Visceral Closing; Star Wars Game Changing Direction
30. Re: Visceral Closing; Star Wars Game Changing Direction Oct 18, 2017, 08:13 Slashman
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 05:17:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 18, 2017, 05:07:
How hard is it to make a single player game with Jedi Knight/Outcast's Saber combat?!?

They already made that game, Force Unleashed 1 & 2.

I guess they could do an updated version with the new star wars themes from the latest movies, I guess some people actually like it but I know I sure don't.

I would fall out of my chair laughing if they made an entire game focused on playing as Rey or Finn.

The Force unleashed was NOTHING like Jedi Outcast/Jedi Academy. It was a horribly over-the-top beat 'em up with a million pointless combos and angst-driven force power scenes meant to make kids wet themselves in glee. There is a reason I finished both Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy multiple times and none of the Force Unleashed games.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent
13. Re: CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent Oct 16, 2017, 16:35 Slashman
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 15:24:
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 12:33:
But yeah, Cyberpunk sounds like they want to vary it enough to be endlessly replayable.

Can you imagine if CDPR went with Shadowrun instead of Cyberpunk? All that chrome goodness, but then throw Tolkien in on top of it?

I honestly think I would prefer that. I love the Shadowrun concept and I'm always sorry that HBS didn't do it bigger and better as a full openworld RPG.
 
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News Comments > Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay?
12. Re: Another Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delay? Oct 16, 2017, 11:36 Slashman
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 10:50:
Never gonna get it never gonna get it (En Vogue)

Damn you! Song is stuck in my head now! Pout
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sets New CCU Record, Bans More Players
5. Re: PUBG Sets New CCU Record, Bans More Players Oct 15, 2017, 21:20 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 15:34:
So it's just like the Olympics?

Ohhhhh...snap!
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Oct 9, 2017, 11:00 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 15:07:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 13:20:
Santorum truly is "a frothy mixture of lubricant and fecal matter left as an occasional byproduct of anal sex."

That Dan Savage got that to be a thing still cracks me up.

On the face-punchability scale, Santorum is only slightly below the faces of top-ranked Martin Shkreli and Ajit Pai.

The truth...it is spoken. I so want to punch Ajit Pai though. It's like he was created for fists to the face.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Sep 14, 2017, 10:04 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 03:15:
So much whitesplaining going on here. I wonder what an actual black person thinks. Slashman, you around? Or just avoiding this craziness altogether?

I'm just now reading through it.

Let me just say this:

You jump into an online shooter and there is a kid using racial slurs and another shouting back at him with homophobic slurs and no one stops to say: "Not fucking cool. Tone that shit down." So now that's the norm and no big deal, right? There probably weren't any black or gay people on the server so why fret about what isn't affecting you?

An internet celebrity immerses himself in a game and 'slips up', saying some racial shit in the 'heat of the moment'. That makes the news. That suddenly means someone gets sponsorship pulled and bad press. Journalists have something to write about.

We collectively keep taking shit that shouldn't stand and pushing it back across the line into "acceptable" territory. We do this by not saying "not fucking cool" when some brat online thinks they're being edgy and hardcore but is just being a total asshole. We do it whenever we subconsciously dismiss the vitriol and bile we hear because it doesn't apply to "us" and whatever our particular skin color, sexuality or religion is.

So yeah, until we all stop and realize that we helped create Pewdiepie just like we helped create the obnoxious morons on Xbox Live and whatever other online arena they proliferate in, we're going to keep having the same arguments and discussions about "casual racism" and "casual sexism" and how they're so harmless because they're just words and why don't people stop overreacting.

 
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News Comments > Avernum 3: Ruined World Announced
7. Re: Avernum 3: Ruined World Announced Sep 14, 2017, 08:49 Slashman
 
I bought the previous games and I really tried but just couldn't get past those graphics.

I can deal with pixel graphics but the games are just plain ugly to me. Still it's good that they have an audience that allowed them to make so many.
 
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News Comments > Endless Space 2 Adds Free Content
5. Re: Endless Space 2 Adds Free Content Sep 13, 2017, 10:16 Slashman
 
The combat system actually grew on me a bit surprisingly.

The key, as posted earlier, is in understanding how range choices interact and picking choices that suit your fleet setup.

They have made changes to combat that favor mixed fleets and tactics more and more. Additional changes are coming soon to better balance defenses. Beams, for instance, now fire at medium range with a penalty to rate of fire.

The biggest issue is that their tutorials are not the greatest on that topic and you have to read the GDDs on the forum to understand some of the more intricate parts of it. It's not my favorite combat system in the world but it is a million times better than the no-choice Gal Civ III crap.

I don't watch every battle but I definitely don't skip every one either. You can choose different camera options and you can use the AR view in combat to get hard numbers and view ship paths.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
36. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 18:08 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 15:41:
The problem isn't the casual racism it's the SJWs with their massive overreactions to it. Even when people are simply accused of something they lose their shit. Look at that story a few weeks back where that asshole on Twitter who felt it was his personal mission to "out" racists they ended up blaming an innocent man. They were calling his house and making death threats to his wife and kids FFS! And these assholes aren't even a minority! They are just look for reasons to go off and they don't care who gets hurt or how extreme their overreactions are and that makes them way more dangerous and way worse than the so-called bigots and racists they're opposing. Hitch up your fucking panties and stop throwing hissy fits over every little thing - especially when it doesn't even apply to you. Fuck, go end poverty or something actually worthwhile.

You tell em Cutter. Most people these days don't even understand how harmless casual racism is. At least compared to the ultra-hardcore kind.

Hell I didn't even know what the hell casual racism was until you made it clear. And I sure as hell don't know what offends me. I've only been black for like 42 years or so. Totally need a clear-headed white person to sort out my thoughts for me.

But while we're on the subject, you wanna explain to me why the 'casual racists' (especially the ones raking in millions) need defending while the 'more serious racists' need condemning?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 14:52 Slashman
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 14:40:
I mean, I don't get how this is a free speech issue, or why people are bringing free speech up. Guy says something dumb. People call him dumb. Corporations who pay him to represent them stop paying him to represent them as they don't want to be associated with someone dumb in that particular way.

No one stops him from being dumb, from saying dumb things, or from doing what he wants. People just step back from their association with him because they don't want to be associated with that.

It's a free speech issue... how?

Bingo! No one is saying he can't yell racial shit at the top of his internet lungs. They just don't want to pay you to do it. His speech is totally free.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 12:09 Slashman
 
No one is saying (at least I don't think they are) to convict him of a crime. But pulling all his sponsorship and support from the big companies that help prop him up? Sure!

He can freely say what the hell he wants, but he shouldn't expect to be respected for it. Especially when all it is is a man-boy trying to act cool on the internet by getting 'edgy' with racial slurs. What the hell are you thinking when your viewership is primarily made up of children?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 11:35 Slashman
 
Sure we could just leave him alone, but then he's teaching a generation of kids how to be assholes.

Then we'll end up complaining about how kids these days are total assholes. Who taught them that...?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Turning 10
18. Re: The Witcher Turning 10 Sep 5, 2017, 09:51 Slashman
 
Played all of them. Loved all of them. Need to finish the expansions Smitten  
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News Comments > Ancient Frontier Trailer
7. Re: Ancient Frontier Trailer Aug 31, 2017, 20:22 Slashman
 
There was nothing exciting about that video. What the hell are these devs thinking?

I don't like turn based combat in space games, but at least make it look exciting to play for those who like that kind of thing.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Griefer Griefed
8. Re: Overwatch Griefer Griefed Aug 29, 2017, 16:31 Slashman
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 14:40:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2017, 13:31:

I think that's the best solution, honestly. I'd love to watch a vid of all griefers playing together, and all the awesome convo and chat that goes along with it.
That would be the best NSFW twitch stream of losers ever.

I'd pay money to watch it!
 
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
9. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 28, 2017, 13:14 Slashman
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 12:51:
This game needs an editor. Where these games always fall down is there's no real story and quests per se. All there is is the grind of mining/trading/fighting to buy bigger and better ships. Toss in an editor so people can make use of stations and what not and create quests and storylines for others to enjoy. Give people a reason to want to explore beyond teh phat lute.


I would argue that the sandbox IS the point for many people. Even so, all of their games have had story missions and quests etc. While you can argue about the quality of the storylines and quests, they were there.
 
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