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News Comments > Star Lords Trailer
8. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2013, 09:36 JoeNapalm
 
Falaffel wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 04:13:
Rigs wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 01:06:
Darks wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 21:32:
Its another turned based game... Ehhh!!

*grabs torch and pitch fork

And just what's wrong with that?

=-Rigs-=

What he said. Bat Bat

Realtime heretic! Get 'im!!


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News Comments > Happy Mass Effect N7 Day 2013
17. Re: Happy Mass Effect N7 Day 2013 Nov 7, 2013, 16:42 JoeNapalm
 
I'll never understand this and Dragon Age.

You've got a relatively deep and wildy successful original IP-based RPG!

What are you going to do next?!


Remove everything original and RPG from the sequel! FANS WILL LOVE IT!



*sigh*



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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta Near; Wasteland Re-release Nearer
7. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta Near; Wasteland Re-release Nearer Nov 7, 2013, 12:24 JoeNapalm
 
Axis wrote on Nov 7, 2013, 12:07:
One I've been watching, played the crap outta the original on my C64.

Still have my c64. And my ti994a and amiga, datasette, notch puncher, and a whole lotta other things I knew would be cool someday, sure wasn't cool then...


I hate to break it to you, but...uhm...they're still really...not...uh...


You know, just...nevermind.



(Psst, guys! He thinks his Commodore64 is cool now! )



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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta Near; Wasteland Re-release Nearer
4. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta Near; Wasteland Re-release Nearer Nov 7, 2013, 11:46 JoeNapalm
 

Man. The original Wasteland.

This and the first Wizardy will always hold an immense amount nostalgia for me.

But really...wasn't Fallout really "Wasteland 2"?

I wish them great success, though. If they can bring me back to that gaming experience from all those decades ago...more power to them.


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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Oct 29, 2013, 10:09 JoeNapalm
 

Assassin's Creed games are one of the few that I'll play on a console rather than the PC.

They're a guilty pleasure, to begin with, and playing them on the PC as a mediocre port just makes the shortcomings all the more glaring (for example, having a controller designed for dog paws makes the combat SOMEWHAT challenging, rather that dead boring).


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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham Origins
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Batman: Arkham Origins Oct 25, 2013, 10:12 JoeNapalm
 

Too many games I want to play are coming out at the same time...

...and it's only October.



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News Comments > The Witcher Sells 6M Units
3. Re: The Witcher Sells 6M Units Oct 25, 2013, 10:09 JoeNapalm
 

You're not alone.

I've probably played the first chapter six times in those six years. I think I have to get further, to get to what everyone seems to think is "the awesome" but...the thing of it is, if the first chapter of a book doesn't strike my fancy, I toss it...


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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2013, 14:10 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 12:50:
BobBob wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 12:40:
Get refurbished items from the Apple Store; same quality, same warranty, and save a lot of money.

And help destroy America!


YEAH!!!

...wait...


What?



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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 24, 2013, 14:08 JoeNapalm
 
So...you think they should prioritize answering fan questions over complying with a legal cease-and-desist or the Steam TOS?



Yeah, okay, cause I'm sure that getting sued and thrown off Steam won't impact their development cycle.

Tripwire apparently gave them plenty of chances to do a trivial amount of work to resolve the issue. Tripwire isn't the bad guy, here.


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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2013, 16:35 JoeNapalm
 
Xero wrote on Oct 17, 2013, 16:08:
It's interesting how Blizz claimed in court that clients do not own WoW but rather it's licensed to each user. Next time you think of buying Blizz's WoW collectors, just know, you bought a collector's edition licensed usage, lol. You don't own it! Then again, I think anything that is online only could be said that way practically.

I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, there, but you don't own ANY of the software on your system.

You paid for a license to install and use it, but you don't own it.


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News Comments > Sleeping Dogs Follow-up Triad Wars Announced
22. Re: Sleeping Dogs Follow-up Triad Wars Announced Oct 8, 2013, 09:24 JoeNapalm
 

Awesome news!

I love Sleeping Dogs. One of my all time favorites. They got almost every aspect of this game right, aside from some minor port issues.

If this turns out to be an iPad game...no. Just, no.


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News Comments > CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk
17. Re: CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk Sep 20, 2013, 16:56 JoeNapalm
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 13:05:
JoeNapalm wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 09:39:
B) If you called the Feds, having backed ALL $500K YOURSELF, they would thank you for calling, and not even bother opening a case. The Feds don't waste time over $500,000 loses. Call them back when you've lost a few million.

Guess you should tell the FBI bank robbery division that because they've been doing it all wrong in that case. When you commit fraud and it goes beyond a single state, that's interstate, and that's a federal felony making it the purview of the FBI. The amount has sweet FA to do with it.


Bank robberies are violent crimes, not fraud, and therefore have "sweet FA" to do with anything being said here.


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News Comments > CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk
14. Re: CLANG Kickstarter Goes Clunk Sep 20, 2013, 09:39 JoeNapalm
 

A) Not fraud. If you invest in a project that legitimately fails, that isn't fraud. Fraud would be intentionally taking the money and not attempting to complete the project.

B) If you called the Feds, having backed ALL $500K YOURSELF, they would thank you for calling, and not even bother opening a case. The Feds don't waste time over $500,000 loses. Call them back when you've lost a few million.

C) Civil suit would be frivolous, as the risks were clearly stated, not only by the CLANG project, but by the terms and conditions you read and sign when you register with Kickstarter.

D) If you really think calling the police or suing is a reasonable response to a Kickstarter project going tango uniform, you don't understand Kickstarter and, while you've already stated you don't back it (that's good), you should probably also not rant about it until you grok what it really is.

E) Neal Stephenson still has a day job.


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News Comments > Wizardry on Steam
15. Re: Wizardry on Steam Sep 11, 2013, 11:55 JoeNapalm
 
Dammit!

Now I want to play Wizardy I.

Serious nostalgia.


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News Comments > Total War Rome II Preloads
6. Re: Total War Rome II Preloads Aug 29, 2013, 11:00 JoeNapalm
 
But...but...

I swore I was never pre-ordering another game!

The agony! THE AGONY!!!



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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Support Plans
20. Re: Shadowrun Returns Support Plans Aug 6, 2013, 09:08 JoeNapalm
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 13:28:
JoeNapalm wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 09:04:
Sho wrote on Aug 4, 2013, 14:46:
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About six hours in now, still having a blast. Yes, it's a bit on the casual side, but that's exactly what I need to relax inbetween shifts right now.


Yeah, I'm sure it's tough with no other casual games out there...just all those lovingly detailed re-creations of complex PnP RPGs.



Am I the only one who was disappointed by the depth of this game? It's more like a really good iPad game. I think that's part of why the campaign is so short...it is just long enough for you to wish there were more, but not so long as you get bored.


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No, no I'm not upset at the depth of the game, because half the product I bought was an editor system to create new content, and people are going fucking gangbusters on it.

Bitching that this game is shallow is right around bitching that Minecraft doesn't have enough story-driven content. Okay to be fair it's more like bitching that the original Neverwinter Nights campaign was lackluster- that sort of wasn't the point.

Come back in six months when there's a few thousand more modules to play. And in 2-3 months we're getting *another* official campaign/setting for free (if you kickstarted) that has a supposedly more open-ended campaign to it.

I seriously gotta wonder what you expect for 25 bucks and a million dollar budget.


Comparing what is basically Gangsters: City of Omerta plus elves with Minecraft is a great example. HBS had a million dollar budget off Kickstarter, and I paid 3.5x as much for SR.

If you think that SR had the depth of Minecraft, you must have gotten more out of this engine than I did. Yes, the campaign was well written and the art was good.

But I burned through this in 15hrs, taking my time, with an Ork who only spent Karma on Quickness / Ranged Combat / Assault Rifles / Dodge. Did I have fun? Yes.

But it is shallow.

I got hundreds of hours of enjoyment out of the $10 I dropped on Minecraft, because of the depth of the game, and it was done by one dude with NO budget.

Now, it's apples and oranges, but I'm using the example YOU picked.

SR isn't a bad game. It's just not very deep. Maybe the modders will gin it up into an honest-to-bog Shadowrun4 emulator, but that's likely years down the road.

If this were a $6 iPad game, I'd be tickled pink. As a PC RPG, I felt it was entertaining but lacked depth to warrant more than the 15hrs I put into it.

If the engine has the flexibility for someone to mod it into something vastly more detailed, an approximation of actual Shadowrun, or even XCOM or Jagged Alliance, then I'll be thrilled, but as a finished product it is not very deep.


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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns Support Plans
16. Re: Shadowrun Returns Support Plans Aug 5, 2013, 09:04 JoeNapalm
 
Sho wrote on Aug 4, 2013, 14:46:
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About six hours in now, still having a blast. Yes, it's a bit on the casual side, but that's exactly what I need to relax inbetween shifts right now.


Yeah, I'm sure it's tough with no other casual games out there...just all those lovingly detailed re-creations of complex PnP RPGs.



Am I the only one who was disappointed by the depth of this game? It's more like a really good iPad game. I think that's part of why the campaign is so short...it is just long enough for you to wish there were more, but not so long as you get bored.


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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Aug 2, 2013, 09:32 JoeNapalm
 
I hate checkpoint saves, but honestly, I only restarted a level once, and it was the very last one (I over-estimated the tactical situation, reloaded, and beat the final "boss" in a single round).

"Save anywhere" should be available on pretty much any PC game, though.

I have a weird relationship with this game. I liked it just enough to be annoyed that it is so short.


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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 29, 2013, 16:20 JoeNapalm
 
KSP is a great game...one of the very few I've played, in recent years, with an actual learning curve.

First few hours are spent simply trying to get into orbit, then get to the Mun, then LAND on the Mun, then land a Kerbal on the Mun, then rescue the Kerbal on the Mun because you can't get him back because you crash landed and wouldn't have had enough fuel, anyway...

I stopped playing, for now, because I wanted to enjoy it all over again in release.

Shadowrun Returns is bittersweet, for me. I'm surprised by all of the glowing praise, here. This is normally a tougher crowd. I love all things Shadowrun, and I enjoyed SR, but I was disappointed by the kiddie-pool depth of the thing. It's more like a very good iPad game than a PC game.

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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Early Launch Delays
3. Re: Marvel Heroes Early Launch Delays May 29, 2013, 10:21 JoeNapalm
 

Yeah, I call bullshit.

That would be stupid and dangerous.

I have (unintentionally) gone into the 130+ hour range, and you do NOT want to go there...*shudder*

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