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News Comments > Steam Curation System Changes
3. Re: Steam Curation System Changes Oct 27, 2017, 20:30 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Anything to prevent your having to curate your storefront yourself, eh Valve?

I never got into that whole "curator" thing myself anyway; never saw the appeal. So whether the change is a positive one or not, it's not going to affect me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 20, 2017, 19:47 The_Pink_Tiger
 
What is this "disc" thing the developer keeps talking about? Apparently it is necessary to play a game and can be traded. Is it some sort of DLC? How much hard-drive space does it take?

Single-player FPS games aren't going anywhere. If anything, it is only single-player FPS games developed by greedy "triple-A" studios that might be going away (and arguably, good riddance) but there are a bunch of independent studios more than willing to take up the slack. And with development tools becoming so powerful, I'm not sure I'll really notice the lack of 1000-person sized teams and $100 million budgets that are de rigueur for AAA games; independently-published titles good enough already.
 
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News Comments > SteamWorld Dig Free on Origin
2. Re: SteamWorld Dig Free on Origin Sep 6, 2017, 20:42 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Ah, the good ol' On-the-House program; the only reason I ever open up the Origin client anymore. I wonder how many PC sales their Origin-exclusivity has cost EA?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 20:16 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I loved HR, but I haven't pulled the trigger on MD yet. Is it worth $15.00?

On the other hand... even had I purchased it at $15, I would still be hard pressed to say I got value for my dollar

Don't get me wrong; the game isn't terrible. It's graphics are simply gorgeous, and the world is lavishly detailed. The minute-by-minute gameplay isn't bad either; it's basically the same as DX:HR with a few fairly inconsequential changes. But as I player I felt short-changed by the story and setting; it was sub-par to what we saw in earlier titles. It had its moments, but too much of this game - including its main plot - felt like busy-work and the drudgery of a common flatfoot. Compare this to the world-changing actions with which the earlier games engaged you, and DX:MD feels far inferior.

I suppose it depends on what you play the Deus Ex series for; if it's mostly for the gameplay, you'll probably be more than satisfied, if a bit upset that the game ends so early. On the other hand, if the world-building and exploration are more important to you, even $15 may seem excessive.

 
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News Comments > Aquanox: Deep Descent Trailer
9. Re: Aquanox: Deep Descent Trailer Aug 31, 2017, 20:08 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I can't get too excited about this - beyond the vague nostalgia that 2000s games inspire in me - because I found the original games themselves rather forgettable. They were okay shooters, I think, but I'd be hard pressed to remember if they did anything special, either in terms of graphics, story or gameplay. They were solid "B" titles; not the sort of game I ever would have expected to get a sequel years later.

But while my memories of the game are fuzzy, I do well remember the Aquamark 3 benchmark. Intended, I think, both to advertise the game and let players see if their computers could handle the graphics, it was a worthy competitor to the likes of 3DMark. It remained on my computers for the longest time, although I've had issues getting it to run on more modern hardware/operating systems. I'd rather they release an update to the benchmark than the game, in all honesty.
 
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News Comments > Tropico 6 Trailer
1. Re: Tropico 6 Trailer Aug 23, 2017, 19:46 The_Pink_Tiger
 
The Tropico games are fun, but they are killing it with these yearly releases. There's just not enough difference between them and I'm quickly burning out on the franchise. They need to let it lie fallow for a few years and work on something else before they Ubisoft their brand to death.  
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior (2013) Free; New Shadow Warrior 2 DLC
1. Re: Shadow Warrior (2013) Free; New Shadow Warrior 2 DLC Aug 22, 2017, 19:59 The_Pink_Tiger
 
First Brink, now Shadow Warrior.

I need to stop buying games if they're just gonna keep giving them away for free after a few years. I'd save a bundle.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 21, 2017, 20:14 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Another vote for SumatraPDF. It's best feature is how fast it loads, a result of how lightweight it is. It is light on capabilities - it's basically /just/ a PDF reader, whereas FoxIt (and Acrobat and other similar apps) often include a number of editing features as well. It also lacks the ability to handle forms or scripting or any multimedia more complicated than basic text and pictures. An example of how limited it is: the addition of opening multiple PDFs in different tabs was a major addition of a recent update. On the other hand, it does open .CBR and .CBZ files.

If you want something a bit more feature-rich, the free PDF-XChange Editor is pretty good. It's roughly feature-equivalent to Acrobat Reader, although I find its OCR slightly better. But in those rare instances SumatraPDF isn't up to the task, PDF-XChange picks up the slack.
 
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News Comments > EA on Game Streaming
16. Re: EA on Game Streaming Jul 29, 2017, 20:19 The_Pink_Tiger
 
EA basically went invisible to me once they pulled their games from Steam and distributed via Origin-only. It's not that I have anything against Origin - it's not quite as functional as Steam but it's not really much worse than Valve's offering either - but I just don't have the time or inclination to monitor another digital storefront. If I'm looking for new games, I go to Steam and if the one I was looking for isn't available, well there are a host of other titles that will catch my interest instead.

So it doesn't matter if EA streams all their games available via a Netflix-like subscription, I'm still not going to be playing them because - as far as I am concerned - they've walled themselves into a tiny corner of the Internet. And I can't believe I'm the only one who feels this way.

 
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News Comments > Friday the 13th: The Game Free Content Tomorrow
1. Re: Friday the 13th: The Game Free Content Tomorrow Jun 19, 2017, 20:36 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Oooh, some skins, hurrah.

The game is fun, but it is severely lacking in content. It needs more maps, more game-modes, the promised single-player, even a tutorial. It's a one-trick pony and while it does that trick very well, right now it doesn't offer the longevity of gameplay that you would expect from a game priced as expensively as this one is. Apparently the devs are working on getting us that content, but until it comes I can't really get that excited about some new skins. While a nice gesture, it's not going to make me come back to the game or even recommend it until there is more of a game to play.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches May 30, 2017, 21:16 The_Pink_Tiger
 
For what it's worth, the original Left4Dead got a similar updated.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 25, 2017, 19:25 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Wow! With Windows 10 Creator Update, "you can watch a video in a small window while working in the rest of the screen." Such innovation!  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans
4. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles Plans May 9, 2017, 19:28 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I don't know if this is good or bad news. All I know is that the original Call of Duty Black Ops was so awful, it was enough to sour me off the entire franchise. The later games may have been tremendous improvements but that one game left STILL leaves such a foul taste in my mouth that even were I to return to Call of Duty, I'd /never/ play another Black Ops title. Personally, I'd retire the entire sub-franchise.  
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News Comments > Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month
5. Re: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days This Month May 4, 2017, 20:19 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Wow, and I thought they couldn't mis-use the Resevoir Dogs license any worse after they abused it with the 2006 game.

That one actually wasn't totally awful - it wasn't great, but it had its moments - but it was a total waste of the license, and at least it tried to stay a little bit true to the feel and mood of the movie. This one though... I'm getting Ghostbusters (2016) flashbacks.

 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Celebrates 15M Players
4. Re: Neverwinter Celebrates 15M Players Apr 28, 2017, 20:35 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Man, I remember playing this in the 90s on America Online; I had no idea it was still going strong. Graphics look a lot better than I remember too ;-)


 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 7, 2017, 20:58 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Loderunner was /the/ game for me in the mid '80s. I played it so much that whenever I read a book, I saw the little dude running atop the lines of text. Unfortunately, none of the remakes since the original have ever matched the experience of the first game, and this game doesn't look to change that trend.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 24, 2017, 19:22 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Tip #1: Learn to use your spell-checker (note: the error is Capcom's, not Blues).  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 6, 2017, 19:57 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I used to be a huge fan of MPC, but went to VLC a while back and never looked back. Its interface might not be as polished, but not having to worry about dodgy CODEC packs more than made up for it.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 19:22 The_Pink_Tiger
 
Not a fan of H1-B - it's been terribly abused by companies wanting to hire cheap foreign labor without the bother of going overseas - but I don't really support this change. For one thing, I don't think it's really going to change things much - the revamp is as full of abusable loopholes as the original.

More importantly, H1-B is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act, passed by Congress, and I do not agree with the idea that the President can overturn the act on a personal whim. If he disagrees with it, he needs to work with Congress to update the law rather than just change it by Presidential fiat.

 
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News Comments > Hitman Disc and Patch Release
3. Re: Hitman Disc and Patch Release Jan 31, 2017, 19:13 The_Pink_Tiger
 
I'm curious if there will actually be anything on the disc other than a steam installer ;-)

 
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