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Real Name Rod Stifington   
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Nickname Taulin
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Signed On Dec 27, 2008, 18:14
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free-Fly Event Underway

41. Re: Star Citizen Free-Fly Event Underway Nov 26, 2019, 00:58 Taulin
 
GinRummy wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 10:35:
For all the millions of words argued about this game so far, nobody ever actually talks about the state of gameplay in it. Is it an empty solo place? Are there people, quests, enemies, planets, etc. yet even in beta form? What is coming soon and is it actually worth trying the demos now? I suppose I could install it myself and see, but that's work others could do and just tell me.

Squadron42 is the single player game coming out. As they create tech for it, they drop it into the persistent universe called Star Citizen. So, they can't finish SC until they finish S42, and they already stated since the beginning S42 is their top priority. SC was also a reach goal, to boot.

To answer your question, SC is just slowly growing as the tech is added. New planets. Caves, mining, etc. Mission givers, pirates, etc.. Even an overhaul of the flight model. The pace over the past year has really sped up. At this point it is a playground for people to space play in.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx in March

16. Re: Half-Life: Alyx in March Nov 21, 2019, 15:15 Taulin
 
I really want to know more about the arrival of the combine... Looks like the tower is still being built in one scene.  
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News Comments > John Carmack Working on AI

12. Re: John Carmack Working on AI Nov 14, 2019, 10:12 Taulin
 
While being a genius can be debatable, he is definitely someone who is passionate about what he is doing, and spends all his waking time doing it.
I've met and seen a lot of people with that same quality, but rarely as successful as John, so there must be something else. If he was only successful at id, then we could say it was the team there. However, he continues to be successful at all his ventures, so it sounds more like a nod to being a genius. I still like to think of him as a "Passionate Intelligent".
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation

2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 3, 2019, 13:19 Taulin
 
NKD wrote on Nov 3, 2019, 12:36:
Man, this game looks awful from a gameplay standpoint. You're literally just the UPS guy, with some very rudimentary other game mechanics.

Will we at least get random naked people answering the doors?
 
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News Comments > Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only

14. Re: Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only Nov 3, 2019, 13:14 Taulin
 
Isn't this what Guild Wars is? Online only... hub towns, and instanced dungeons?  
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News Comments > New Steam Library Launches

21. Re: New Steam Library Launches Oct 31, 2019, 10:12 Taulin
 
Now this looks more like the EA's Origin game UI  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend

24. Re: Retro Dust II Map Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Counter-Strike Oct 30, 2019, 08:49 Taulin
 
Flatline wrote on Oct 29, 2019, 18:10:

You must be new here.

I'll be shocked if Squadron 42 comes out next year.

Yeah, that was my joke.

I'm kind of on the fence if I am defending this game or not. The deal with SC is as they make game systems and tech for Squadron 42, they are also trowing it into this SC persistent universe. They have said repeatedly that SC is not their focus at the moment, SQ42 always being their main goal.

SC "should" be seen as a bonus. Something to play while waiting for SQ42. It's become more than that since they have not released much info, or demos, of SQ42, though.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend

4. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend Oct 29, 2019, 12:11 Taulin
 
ok ok, people...let's calm down. We all know by now that "Squadron 42" is the single player game coming out next year. "Star Citizen" is the multiplayer part that has no release date. That's right, it doesn't have a release date, so no need to point any fingers.  
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News Comments > Shenmue III Delay III

1. Re: Shenmue III Delay III Jun 4, 2019, 08:19 Taulin
 
I heard the delay was due to getting the play of Lucky Hit feeling just right.  
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News Comments > Minecraft: Story Mode to be Discontinued This Month

37. Re: Minecraft: Story Mode to be Discontinued This Month Jun 4, 2019, 08:17 Taulin
 
People who seem to dismiss copyrights or patents are usually the ones who have never had an original product, or thought, of their own. After you pour years of your energy and time into something, you will understand the need for them. Of course they are abused, but anything as analog as a thought is hard to cover perfectly.  
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News Comments > Starbase Revealed

10. Re: Starbase Revealed May 29, 2019, 08:19 Taulin
 
Agreed. Lot's of potential, or are those finished features?
Building bases and ships. Battle. Economy/shops.
I think if all you have is just the space base, the scenery will get boring. Minecraft has blocks, but it emulates a bunch of biomes and scenarios (houses, caves, etc). This looks all metal. Perhaps planetside landing eventually?
 
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News Comments > Heavy Rain PC Demo

19. Re: Heavy Rain PC Demo May 26, 2019, 17:05 Taulin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 26, 2019, 12:15:
Taulin wrote on May 26, 2019, 10:50:
It's just odd to see a re-release of this game. Curious if the time/money spent to do this will be recooped, but Sony wouldn't have done it if there wasn't some sort of profit or reason, I guess.

Dude. Maybe read the comments thread before making uninformed comments?

Sony has nothing to do with this. The Quantic Dream games Heavy Rain, Detroit Become Human and Beyond Two Souls will be brought to PC by Epic and Quantic Dream. The partnership between Sony and Quantic that led to these games originally being PS exclusives has ended.

“We are so grateful for twelve fantastic years of collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment and all they have allowed us to create and produce,” said Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière. “With this new partnership with Epic, we can now expand our products to a wider fan base and allow PC players to enjoy our titles.”

More here.

It's just nice that Sony is collaborating with them on this release, is all I am saying.
 
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News Comments > Heavy Rain PC Demo

17. Re: Heavy Rain PC Demo May 26, 2019, 10:50 Taulin
 
This game was pretty fun 9 years ago. The graphics were top notch for its time, and style was relevant. Games have further evolved so much, and this game was one of those steps. It's just odd to see a re-release of this game. Curious if the time/money spent to do this will be recooped, but Sony wouldn't have done it if there wasn't some sort of profit or reason, I guess.

As one who got one ending, and started toward several others, I would suggest using your free time playing something else. There is just so much that is better now.

Mega64 summed up this game play really well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP30WYgYiUI
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

7. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 19, 2019, 19:03 Taulin
 
Haven't read the article because of the pay-wall, but I am guessing the 50k comes from the subscribers, and donations, streamers get during their streams? I don't think EA is paying them 50k to advertise...they barely pay their employees anything.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

3. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 17, 2019, 20:46 Taulin
 
I also read all Chinese game must have distance fog turned off to combat pollution.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend

45. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Weekend May 2, 2019, 08:23 Taulin
 
One thing I haven't seen mention is that "Star Citizen" is the online portion and is just the collection of things that is going into the single player game, which has all the focus right now. They make tech for Squadron42, and then push it into the online part, which you see here. They've pushed so much into the online part, they are now having to focus on real multiplayer servers.

They have stated many times they plan to do VR, but haven't gotten to it yet.

For backers, the fun part of this game is watching the development, at least to me. There are so many game systems they are putting into place between ships, fps, planets, etc. This game is WAY more complex than ED. At least the last time I played ED, I couldn't storm out the back of a ship with my friends, and invade an underground bunker...
 
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News Comments > DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS Announced

3. Re: DORAEMON STORY OF SEASONS Announced Apr 24, 2019, 19:16 Taulin
 
I agree... it is a strange mixture just to go after a market.

Having watched a fair share of Doraemon with my kids, I can say the series really has nothing to do with this subject matter. Perhaps if there was some sort of adventure, or problem solving element, maybe. But just grinding and building, no...
 
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News Comments > Ex-Valve Dev on Epic Games Store

76. Re: Ex-Valve Dev on Epic Games Store Apr 9, 2019, 08:17 Taulin
 
Valve should be ashamed of themselves for trying to make a profit. Even more ashamed of having a product that people use and love.

If anything, I think this recent focus on Steam's 30% is a marketing ploy by competitors that are selling a cheaper product with less features. Kind of like Kia saying their cars are cheaper than BMW, so you should drive theirs. It's madness that BMW is charging so much!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation

7. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 31, 2019, 10:46 Taulin
 
But there already is a Genesis Flashback console that has 80 games. Is there something better about this new emulator than the flashback one?  
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News Comments > Cyan Kickstarting Firmament

9. Re: Cyan Kickstarting Firmament Mar 27, 2019, 07:12 Taulin
 
After Obduction, I'm going to hold off on these folks for a bit. That was a frustrating mess. How about they fix that up first, hmm?  
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