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Nickname gsilver
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Signed On Oct 18, 2008, 23:18
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News Comments > Wacky Wheels HD
8. Re: Wacky Wheels HD Nov 23, 2016, 15:04 gsilver
 
I *did* play Wacky Wheels back in the day... but this still has me scratching my head and asking why?

I mostly played it because all I had was an old PC (and no proper console)
At the time, it was outdone by Super Mario Kart, and *now* well...

If I even find the time for a cart game, I'm playing Mario Kart 8.
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie for Vive Released
6. Re: EVE: Valkyrie for Vive Released Nov 17, 2016, 23:34 gsilver
 
I WANT... but not at this price.

From the outset, EVE: Valkyrie has looked like a $20 game, and given that it has pay/grind mechanics, definitely not structured like a full-priced game.


Well, I'm in no hurry (the player base had better stick around...)
Games on Steam go on sale, right?
 
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News Comments > Streamline For Free
1. Re: Streamline For Free Nov 17, 2016, 22:05 gsilver
 
Yeah. That's a good sign. Still early access and giving it away for free to boost the population  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
18. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 9, 2016, 23:41 gsilver
 
I'd love to have fully-autonomous vehicles. Sleep to/from work. When I want to travel on weekends, hop in the car at 4 in the morning, wake up at my destination.

And if it isn't safe enough to do that, I don't want to relinquish control of my vehicle. Semi-autonomous driving just doesn't seem worth it. If anything, it seems somewhat scary.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Oct 4, 2016, 17:50 gsilver
 
Even when Early Access games do get finished, I find that a big problem is that it ruins games for me.
Like with Broforce, it was good in the EA phase, and I played a ton of it. Then, when the full thing came out, with loads of improvements and new content, I was already sick of the game, and couldn't be bothered to play it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2016, 13:58 gsilver
 
Where I'm at, we've only had 14 days with the high below 90 in the last two months, with many of them much higher.

Today will be "only" 90 degrees here.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Aug 8, 2016, 13:29 gsilver
 
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:16:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 15:27:
The Valve expansion is strictly for the Steam Support division.

STEAM 2 CONFIRMED!
Does this one get rid of all the shovelware?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 22, 2016, 13:15 gsilver
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 20:12:
I'm not a huge fan of twin-stick shooters, and this looks like that. Still if there was a speed governor so I could play it at about half the speed they show on the videos, I'd pick it up.
Cheat Engine can do this with almost any game. Just tick the speed hack box, and you can set it to whatever you want.

Useful to speed up games that are too slow (I dunno how I'd get through RPGs without this. Wait, I still don't) and slowing down ones that are too frantic, or ones that just aren't written for modern processors, like Saints Row 2, which runs way too fast otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 22, 2016, 13:11 gsilver
 
This is why, even though I make a living doing software development, I'd never, ever risk it doing games. The cost/risk is too great.

Though 8k copies in the first month really isn't too bad for the average indie game in today's climate. I've seen really good games do *a lot* less. For example, I'm a big fan of 6-DOF shooters, and I watched NeonXSZ push under 2k copies.

As for the specific game... I'd never even heard about it before now. I do like mech games, but I'm more of a "first person, in the cockpit" kind of player, so I don't know if I'd pick it up.

I know devs hate to read this, but: Maybe I'll try it when it's in a bundle. I've got way too much stuff on my plate already. I have surprisingly little "real life" stuff, but I still haven't even found the time for games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, or even finish Doom, yet.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Going Free
16. Re: Evolve Going Free Jul 7, 2016, 10:24 gsilver
 
Evolve is a reason why I like open betas.
The beta was boring, so I didn't buy it. And even if they don't include some terrible Pay-2-Win scheme, the game is still boring, so being free doesn't change anything.

Meanwhile, I bought Overwatch on launch because of its open beta, and I'm happy with the purchase. It works both ways.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 23, 2016, 10:56 gsilver
 
I'm rather surprised that the 360 is still expensive.

I remember buying my Xbox 360 in 2009 for $200 (/w a $100 gift card)
It should be much, much less by now.
 
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News Comments > Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed?
48. Re: Next Week's Steam Summer Sale Confirmed? Jun 16, 2016, 18:01 gsilver
 
I'm probably going to pick up a bunch of VR titles during the Steam sale.

Once I thought that I already owned all the games... and now here's a whole new market.


I blame Humble Bundle... sooo many of my games come from them.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Plans
2. Re: Street Fighter V Plans Jun 10, 2016, 13:25 gsilver
 
Yeah, but is there arcade mode?
You know, push start, fight against evenly-matched enemies with good AI and a minimum of chaff in-between?

Never was a fan of story in fighting games, but I play Arcade mode all the time. And it's the default one in every other fighting game, but missing in SF:V's launch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 21, 2016, 19:31 gsilver
 
Woo. The same day that I get my Vive set up, too.

I placed an order for an Oculus the day after it went on sale, and I ordered the Vive at the start of the month.
The Vive arrived in two weeks, and my Oculus is nowhere to be seen (and currently lists a July ship date)

Vive is the better product, and they can actually get their product in the hands of consumers.


I'll probably flip the Rift when I get it, even if it means missing out on Lucky's Tale. EVE Valkyrie, thankfully, will ship on the Vive later this year.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
7. Re: New GeForce Drivers May 14, 2016, 21:00 gsilver
 
I played Doom before (Feb 2016 drivers) and after these with a GTX 970.

You'll definitely want to use these. Performance was kind of sluggish on the ones, but fine with the new ones.
 
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News Comments > Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming
11. Re: Three Unannounced CAPCOM Games Coming May 10, 2016, 19:29 gsilver
 
I just want to see PC ports of their back catalog.
Like any Street Fighter prior to 4
Or Mega Man X
Or Okami
Or any of their Marvel games (probably just dreaming on this one...)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 29, 2016, 11:31 gsilver
 
I can see 1TB to start to become an issue when 4k streaming becomes commonplace.

But my experience with streaming services on Comcast have always been less than ideal, so any streaming was always a gamble. I remember one time calculating that I could torrent an entire episode of South Park in less time than it would take for the buffering to catch up from Southparkstudios.

I'm on Google Fiber now, and everything "just works" which is so much nicer.
 
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News Comments > The Orion Project Free Week
6. Re: The Orion Project Free Week Apr 28, 2016, 15:13 gsilver
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 28, 2016, 14:55:
Make 10000 quick sales and pull the plug. It's not millions, but 10 grand or whatever just for dropping the price is easy money. No idea if that's what is actually happening, but it's a possibility.
They supported Orion: Prelude for quite some time, and had similar fire sales on it.

These devs look to be quite dedicated to continuing to update their products.
 
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News Comments > The Long Journey Home Trailer
4. Re: The Long Journey Home Trailer Apr 22, 2016, 12:10 gsilver
 
It's a long journey, but there are longer ones.
So if you're up for a long, but not the longest, journey, here's a game for you.

Personally, I'm looking for a bit more Arcadia.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 19:56 gsilver
 
I'm a dev, work 40 hour weeks (as do my peers) at a company which accepts work-life balance. I'm also paid pretty well.

I don't work on games, but that just means that I can appreciate them in my time off.
 
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