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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer
17. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 16:04 JoeNapalm
 
Having played Crescent Hawk's Inception on an IBM 8088, I approve of this message.

Now get off my lawn.


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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Year Two Content
5. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Year Two Content Apr 4, 2018, 10:06 JoeNapalm
 
Eh, I was able to get many hours of enjoyment without any Season Pass or microtransactions. More free content is always good, I'm not going to complain about that.

Sure, the monetization crap is out of control, but I haven't actually noticed it much not having spent anything beyond the basic game.

Where they dropped the ball on game design was the damn Tier One system. Not only is it stupid in concept (there are "Tier One" teams but no Tier 2 - 50...it's just an idiom) but is also the epitome of lazy-ass difficulty design. Making the game more difficult by allowing the AI to blatantly cheat isn't fun, and we've known that since the 80s.

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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr in May
1. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr in May Mar 16, 2018, 14:39 JoeNapalm
 
"Warhammer 4K"?

Is this an Age of Terra game?

(Sorry Blue, couldn't resist.)

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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Feb 1, 2018, 10:09 JoeNapalm
 
I would be really really surprised if that was $60K of their own money...

...and not sure if I'd be more or less disappointed in humanity.


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News Comments > Star Trek Online Anniversary Plans
5. Re: Star Trek Online Anniversary Plans Jan 18, 2018, 15:43 JoeNapalm
 
Huh. Not the conversation I would have expected.

I figured I was the only one around here who left this on their hard drive for the occasional visit.

Haven't played in a long time, but can't bring myself to uninstall. Might pop in for these events...

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News Comments > Get Watch_Dogs for Free
10. Re: Get Watch_Dogs for Free Nov 7, 2017, 13:59 JoeNapalm
 
I had a strange relationship with this game.

I liked the concept and rather liked elements of it, but the characters were so unlikable that by the end, the sociopath (Jordi) was the only one I gave a damn about.

At least he was HONEST about who he was.

And the driving mechanics were absolute pants.

Overall, I'm glad I played it -- but it missed the mark by inches over and over. So close to being epic, ended up merely okay.

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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out
3. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 16:33 JoeNapalm
 

I've heard this is basically a re-release of Spintires, so yeah - you do missions, the missions are generally hauling logs.

In Spintires, you'd start with a couple of smaller vehicles and have to explore and recover additional vehicles. The complexity comes from finding passable routes and conserving fuel to make it around the map.

Generally, you get stuck and have to send other vehicles in to rescue those...the map is a massive mud simulation and the more you stomp around the harder it gets to keep moving through the same routes.

I found Spintires to be inexplicably fun and zen-like, and got many hours of enjoyment out of it...but I'd caveat that endorsement with the statement that this is a very niche game. It's about being slow and deliberate and having things go wrong, then trying to fix them...it's not about racing around at high speed.

If the idea of pulling some massive Russian re-purposed artillery carriage out of a giant mudhole that it buried itself in after tumbling down the side of a volcano doesn't sound fun, then this probably isn't for you.

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News Comments > Starflight Remake Plans?
7. Re: Starflight Remake Plans? Aug 9, 2017, 16:28 JoeNapalm
 

Man. One of the all time greats from my youth.

I don't know how you could reboot this and do it justice...but I wish them the best of luck!

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News Comments > Conan Exiles The Frozen North Expansion Details
4. Re: Conan Exiles The Frozen North Expansion Details Aug 3, 2017, 12:46 JoeNapalm
 
Complaining about free new content during early alpha is kind of silly.

Yeah, they have a lot to fix. One of those things was lack of content.

I try not to buy into Early Access, but I did for this because...well, Conan...I agree they've got a ton of work to do, but that's early Early Access for you.

Some of my favorite games are shelved, like this one, for what I'm assuming will be years, until they're really ready to play.

I just now started The Long Dark after picking up on sale I forget how long ago. Never even installed it, just wanted to support it because I liked where it was going. That's kind of what EA really is.

Taking something that is essentially a late alpha build and expecting it to be feature-complete is ridiculous. It's a shame that's what's normal, these days.

I grok that you're saying work on core game before more content, but that's likely not the same people. And it needs content, for sure.

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News Comments > Get Even Released
3. Re: Get Even Released Jun 23, 2017, 14:59 JoeNapalm
 

"Cole Black"??

Jeezuz.

Someone got PAID for that name.

Like, there was probably a list of names, and there was a meeting where people agreed that was the BEST of the names on the list...



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News Comments > Sailaway Early Access
4. Re: Sailaway Early Access Apr 26, 2017, 12:24 JoeNapalm
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 23:25:
I love this in concept. Practically though, I would probably never play it.

Same.

Ironically, this is why I down own a real sailboat, as well. :/


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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Dec 30, 2016, 09:49 JoeNapalm
 

Dammit Blue!

How am I supposed to enjoy my morning Schadenfreude with you posting THIS?!

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 30, 2016, 09:41 JoeNapalm
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 22:58:
Won't happen. They are just patenting an idea. Like the drone thing.

You realize that they started trials of the drone thing in the UK this month, yeah?

Oh, and...

"That's no moon!"


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 14:50 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 13:34:
Yeah, but has 2016 really killed off more people, or just more people than usual that are popular and well liked?

Well, dude, you don't hear a lot of people going "Awww, crap! Annanias Mathe died!"

Of course we focus on the ones that were famous and well-liked.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 12:44 JoeNapalm
 
SlimRam wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 12:24:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 11:36:
nin wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 11:13:
How soon until you have another freak out and get banned again?
Shall we start an ass captain pool?
Currently at post 102. Definitely will flameout before 502.

We may be in for a long winter, his post count history is:

space captain 7699 posts before banned

space admiral 32 posts before banned

harlock 2999 posts before banned

rudra 290 posts before banned

That brings us to a average of 2,755. Yep, could be a looooooong winter


Wait wait wait...

Harlock was SPACE CAPTAIN?

I hadn't been paying attention. This is like a Tyler Durden moment.



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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 16, 2016, 12:16 JoeNapalm
 

If dogs are good at protecting sheep...wolves must be GREAT at it!

Right?!

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News Comments > Conan Exiles Survival Video
1. Re: Conan Exiles Survival Video Dec 8, 2016, 11:11 JoeNapalm
 

Wow. I'm so conflicted over this.

Part of me is all "OOO! CONAN!" and part of me is like "Meh, ARK-clone!"


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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Fall Update
12. Re: Battlefield 1 Fall Update Nov 15, 2016, 15:21 JoeNapalm
 
maddog wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 12:59:
No bots, no purchase. I know I know. I am a grumpy old man that likes to play solo in his freetime.

They did add them to Battlefront so perhaps there is hope they will come to BF1.

There's a campaign, grumpy old man.

Of course, this isn't a "performance patch" so they STILL haven't addressed the crash bug mentioned above. By the time they fix it, I won't even care anymore.

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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 18, 2016, 11:09 JoeNapalm
 

I don't disagree with any of the cursing, teeth-gnashing, or hair-pulling...

..but for RDR, I'll buy a damn PS4.


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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
35. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 23, 2016, 10:05 JoeNapalm
 

Look, because you're Deus Freakin' Ex, I'll cave and preorder.

Because you're Deus Freakin' Ex.

But GTFO of here with the Season Pass, man. A bunch of gear that is either too good (so I use it for the whole game and lose the enjoyment of improving my kit) or so poor I immediately toss it in a locker...

...oh, and the promise of some future content TBD which always turns out to be some phoned-in fluff because, why not? It's already paid for.

Yeah, no. The line's gotta be drawn somewhere.

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