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News Comments > Kerbal Expands
7. Re: Kerbal Expands Mar 14, 2018, 10:10 Frode
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 14, 2018, 08:21:
The April cutoff is when the game launched Early Access on Steam. Before April you could only buy it via their website and that included a line saying "includes all future content" unlike the steam early access version. I think it's actually incredibly decent of Take 2 to remember this promise.
After some googling it looks like it went on Steam in March, but they honor purchases through April and thus early Steam buyers also gets the DLC. (I bought my copy on Steam in April, and did.)
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Next Week
9. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond - Chapter One Next Week Feb 20, 2018, 12:47 Frode
The Pyro wrote on Feb 20, 2018, 11:29:
So I basically just want a more modern version of Freespace 2. A single-player space combat sim with fun scripted missions and an engaging story line. Has anything like that been produced in the last 5 years?

Everything I can think of is either a rogue-like (e.g. Everspace) or has a crap story or mostly generated missions (e.g. Rebel Galaxy). But, you know, if you're desperate enough, one of those might be worth a look.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 29, 2018, 05:56 Frode
jdreyer wrote on Jan 28, 2018, 20:10:
My point was that I'm glad the devs got a big bump for actually releasing as opposed to staying in EA forever. It will incentivize other EA devs to finish their games.
Technically, one could argue it only incentivizes releasing. "Ok, we've made no changes for months, let's bump the version number and call it released."

Subnautica was made right, though. They regularly added major features and content throughout development, and released once they had the story and end game completed. I've been playing it off and on since early 2015, but have held back for some time now to make sure there's something fresh for me to play now that it's finished.
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News Comments > Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things
6. Re: Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things Jan 7, 2018, 17:23 Frode
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 16:35:
Amazon patching is only the first news of this, things will become much much more grim soon
Microsoft has already patched Azure. They originally gave a few days warning to give you the option of restarting at your convenience, but when the vulnerability was published the next day they just went ahead and restarted everything. Which was great news, as we host (well, manage, technically) customer solutions that need manual intervention after being restarted. So, yeah, good times.

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News Comments > Steam User Reviews Change
6. Re: Steam User Reviews Change Sep 20, 2017, 08:08 Frode
Kxmode wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 23:09:
I'm actually interested to see this on No Man's Sky.
I still wouldn't recommend No Man's Sky myself, but my one line review would be "No longer horrible, worth a look at heavy discount." It still has a lot of atrocious user interface and usability issues that gets in the way of playing the game, but the good news is there _is_ a game there now. That there was a spike around the latest content patch seems to indicate that many were waiting for that to happen.

My complaint about the graph is that the graph itself doesn't zoom to the selected area, so there are large areas of just a flat line due to the scaling from the amount of initial reviews.
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News Comments > New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
5. Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Aug 15, 2017, 07:55 Frode
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 07:45:
That sounds like some sort of compatibility problem with your system.
Have you tried DDU or did a clean reinstall of your os?
Has worked fine for many years, upgrading driver causes it to freeze up, downgrading driver and all is fine again. Any compatibility issue was clearly introduced by the newer driver versions, thus my question of whether they'd finally fixed it or not.

Given the options of reinstalling the machine and spending a good deal of hours getting my work environment back up and running, and just not upgrading drivers, I'm happy doing the latter. Ignoring driver update notifications is an annoyance I can live with.
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News Comments > New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
3. Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Aug 15, 2017, 07:28 Frode
Did NVIDIA fix the drivers so they stop locking up on older GPUs (like my work destop's GTX 760) within minutes of booting Windows?

That's been the case for the previous couple of releases. I upgrade, computer starts freezing, rollback drivers and all is fine.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched
16. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Aug 12, 2017, 10:06 Frode
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 12, 2017, 09:48:
Still not even close to a AAA title yet they expect that kind of money for it.
It's 60% off on Steam at the moment. I sorta want to try the game out, I'll admit, but I feel like the current discounted price should be the full price, and I'd buy at 50% off of that. Which is probably never going to happen.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
44. Re: Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 06:17 Frode
Kxmode wrote on Aug 1, 2017, 02:18:
That said, Roberts pitched a new Wing Commander, not Space Simulator 2025 that does everything.
Whether Star Citizen ever gets finished or not, it will always stand as a prime example of what feature creep will do to a project. Heck, for the first couple of years, it seems all I ever heard were new feature announcements. You'll never finish a product by constantly adding features to it.
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News Comments > Mafia III Expansion Plans
6. Re: Mafia III Expansion Plans Feb 3, 2017, 15:27 Frode
My first thought was: "WTF, they're making an expansion for a six year old game?" I totally forgot they actually made that third one. What a travesty.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly
20. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Oct 22, 2016, 07:00 Frode
The thing that struck me when reading this news item was, "This game has its own yearly convention. The developers host an 'anniversary livestream'. And the game's not even remotely close to release. They're literally celebrating that they're still making the thing."

You can say a lot about Star Citizen, but there's no denying the development of it is quite a phenomenon.
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
26. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 10, 2016, 07:54 Frode
Jerykk wrote on Oct 9, 2016, 22:37:
Much of Mafia 3 is comprised of completing various activities to expand the rackets of each of your underbosses. These are essentially side-missions that take place in the open-world. They range from interrogating people, assassinating people, destroying cargo, stealing cargo, rescuing people, stealing vehicles, etc. In addition, there are junction boxes that you can wiretap to expose POIs on the map and tons of collectibles to find.

There's no shortage of things to do in Mafia 3, especially when compared to the previous games.

I'm likely in the minority, but that's what turned me off Mafia 3. I'm so tired of the open world concept in gaming, with endlessly repetitive tasks to fill out the time. I would much rather have a 15 hour focused game.

At least I can still look forward to Dishonored 2. It looks like they have avoided the temptation of open world with that one.
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
33. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 9, 2016, 03:01 Frode
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 02:33:
My question is how the fuck did this even get to WHQL. Seems that there's some rather serious problems if it made it this far with this many bugs.
My guess would be that WHQL focuses on the driver itself, less on the installation script (which is apparently what was at fault in this case).
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News Comments > On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues
7. Re: On XCOM 2 Framerate Issues Feb 20, 2016, 15:52 Frode
As long as they fix it by the first 50% sale, I'm happy.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
15. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Jan 30, 2016, 15:51 Frode
If you want to lock in both games for the lowest possible price, consider pledging before this deadline.
That's ok, I think I'll wait until either game is released before giving you any money.
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Patches Out P2W
5. Re: Tribes: Ascend Patches Out P2W Dec 11, 2015, 05:02 Frode
DangerDog wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 02:16:
Booted it up once and didn't like what they did to the movement, why couldn't they just leave it the way it was from Tribes 1 and 2.
You can't really lump T1 and T2 together like that. They were worlds apart when it came to movement (until T2 Classic). Or are you talking about something Ascend does different that is in fact identical between T1 and T2? I only played Ascend for an hour or two years ago, so I can't remember how that game "felt".
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 Rumor Fuel
17. Re: Half-Life 3 Rumor Fuel Dec 7, 2015, 06:41 Frode
InBlack wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 03:01:
Yeah getting too old to give much of a fuck. However I don't think I can honestly say "I don't care" and post in this thread. If HL3 ever rears its ugly head from the pits of Valve's underbelly, I would probably be quite interested in checking it out.
My guess for a number of years now has been that HL3 is waiting for a technology discovery/idea. HL2 was all about integrating physics into the game experience, HL3 won't show up until it can be built around a technology that offers something new (or someone comes up with a novel use of existing tech). VR might be the ticket, if they have ideas on how to make it something more than just "an FPS in VR".
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News Comments > Starsiege and TRIBES Free Games
21. Re: Starsiege and TRIBES Free Games Oct 31, 2015, 11:23 Frode
There's a TribesHD pack around which does work and has a lot of fixes when it comes to supported resolutions and such. I highly recommend tracking it down.

I'll admit I only use it to view .rec files from the glory days, but still.
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News Comments > Starsiege and TRIBES Free Games
11. Re: Starsiege and TRIBES Free Games Oct 30, 2015, 14:18 Frode
Egads, Tribes. My fondest gaming memories ever are from that game. The only game I ever spent enough time on to honestly state I was above average.

Community toxicity wasn't quite invented yet. Sure, the Americans were all cocky when trying their hand on the EU ladder, but it was mostly for show, and even they were gracious in defeat.

Great people, amazing game. Good times.
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta This Month
9. Re: Overwatch Beta This Month Oct 15, 2015, 04:22 Frode
InBlack wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 02:45:
Why does EU always get the short end of the stick??
My guess would be for practical reasons. Assuming the main development staff for the project is US based, it makes sense to start testing on US based server infrastructure as well. For time zone reasons, if nothing else.

This is the first competitive game I've wanted to try since Tribes back in the late 90s, so I'm looking forward to when it finally arrives.
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