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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > X-Morph: Defense This Month
3. Re: X-Morph: Defense This Month Aug 2, 2017, 11:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That looks pretty good actually, although hopefully that Windows 10 logo doesn't mean exclusive to Win10?
 
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News Comments > Redeemer Released
1. Re: Redeemer Released Aug 2, 2017, 06:55 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This game still looks awesome; I'm definitely going to buy it. Also, apparently only $12.74 on Steam right now? Might as well just get it now.

*EDIT* Not on Gog yet? Hrm.. should I wait for a Gog release...
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Videos
1. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Videos Aug 2, 2017, 06:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Well, I'm definitely interested in the game, but what the hell is this thing game companies are doing now, spoiling their own games? Who do they think they are, the movie trailer industry?

*Not watching the videos, obviously.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
24. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Jul 31, 2017, 22:02 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 21:16:
Overload beta level is free on Steam. Check it out.

Nice, got that, played it. Apparently present day Me is 900 times better at 6 degree of motion games than 1980s/1990s Me... I am not unlike a Demigod in both games in terms of movement.

Movement feels great in both games, honestly. If I had to choose one this early, I'd go Descent Underground, but I think both games have enough options that you can set up your movement to your liking. Speed and responsiveness is great, but Overload's Mouse movement allows you to change orientation(roll) a little too easy, got turned around in the maps a bit, like old Descent. No Hud map didn't help in Overload either.

Guns seem pretty even across the two games, although it feels like missiles should move a bit faster in Descent Underground. But it was that way in the original Descent too, slower(than regular FPS) movement speed for projectiles if I remember correctly. Balance wise I understand the movment speed.

Map Design seems really good in both games, but Overload with no minimap/hud map/radar got on my nerves, old school style. That will probably be a plus for some people. I don't think I bothered using any flares at all in Descent Underground so far, maps are well lit and visible. Overload has some purposely dark spots, headlights/flares required. +/- I guess depends on the user. Overload's dark fighting definitely made me more tense, but mostly because I was just lost.

I like the mining laser mechanic in Descent Underground, not a whole lot to do with it currently but break a few walls/boxes? But I can see some interesting promise there, especially with the resource hauling. I'll leave ore hauling to other people for sure, The Torch ship is a beast.

Both games are unfinished, but it seems like Descent Underground keeps wiping my controls at the moment, after a shutdown/restart.

tl/dr: Don't believe the Steam hate, Descent Underground seems really good already, a lot of potential too. Also, not a straight graphical update to original Descent. Overload on the other hand is basically 97% original Descent with a better engine, it seems. Mileage may vary there.

I'll probably get Overload on Gog if they ever put it on there, on sale.

ps. Also apparently I need another SSD, even betas/demos these days are over 10 gigs. the Gog demo version is 13gigs, for Descent Underground.

*EDIT* Grammar.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
1. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Jul 31, 2017, 20:56 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Delayed? I think I speak for us all, when I say I am completely surprised.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground Demo
22. Re: Descent: Underground Demo Jul 31, 2017, 20:29 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I bought this on Gog awhile back, when it was on sale. Normally I don't play Early Access/Beta stuff, but now I'm curious, I'll download it and try it out.

Fair warning though, this does not look like a game I am destined to be great at.

Overload wasn't on Gog(looking: still isn't?) So I don't have that to compare, currently.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Body Cam Footage Jul 30, 2017, 14:06 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Hey, what's this, the real reason cops don't want body cameras?

Long term, Body cams on police will be better for citizens and the police force. Short term, good luck getting cops to turn them on and leave them on.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 29, 2017, 16:40 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 29, 2017, 16:18:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 29, 2017, 15:58:
Also, Nolan who?
Just looked at his wiki page, impressive.

He's old enough that he's probably borderline before Bluesnews peoples' times, but he founded Atari, among other things. The REAL Atari.

Also, Chuck E. Cheese, but that may be more of a horrific memory than a fond one for some people.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 29, 2017, 16:37 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
*Barely* animated.

These are short clips of a very cheaply animated series. Nothing like the amazing Clone Wars (hand drawn or cgi versions) of years past.

Also very clearly aimed at the G rated crowd... the Storm Troopers don't even die, for Yoda's sake.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 29, 2017, 15:10 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Adorable Hamster fail? That thing looked like it was getting strangled for a bit there.  
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News Comments > More Free Games with GOG Preorders
2. Re: More Free Games with GOG Preorders Jul 29, 2017, 15:09 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 29, 2017, 12:58:
I find it weird that GoG tries to encourage pre-ordering. They're try to put out this image that they're pro-consumer, but this is clearly against consumer interest.

Well, it's clearly a sales tactic, I agree, but clearly against consumer interest? I'd argue that's not so cut and dry. If you're already leaning towards buying a particular, already released game, and are interested in one of the upcoming titles, and those two happen to intersect in one of these sales, then you're saving money. (not counting some larger percentage sales months/years from now)

If you're on the fence, then maybe it's not so appealing, sure. Obviously if you hate one of the games in the combo, then it'd be a pure turnoff.

I wish they had that Absolver/Furi deal up during the Steam sale though, I probably would have picked it up.

 
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News Comments > Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Trailer
3. Re: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Trailer Jul 28, 2017, 19:38 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This looks freaking amazing... although I am curious if they motion capped the actor's lips, I assume that's a thing by now? A couple of those scenes, I almost thought it was a live action trailer for a second.

Into the Steam Wishlist you go.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
10. Re: Morning Previews Jul 28, 2017, 15:46 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
There were many flaws in W:NO and OB, but I'm still going to get The New Colossus.

Just probably on sale.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2017, 15:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
EVE Online, keeping utter sociopaths off the streets for just a bit longer.

It is pretty impressive how well developed the meta-game is around EVE though.
 
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News Comments > Sundered Released
1. Re: Sundered Released Jul 28, 2017, 13:07 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This looks gorgeous... it also looks like it'll give me seizure after about an hour or so of playtime.

Sale buy, probably.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jul 27, 2017, 21:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 26, 2017, 21:48:
That.... was.... AWESOME.

Yeah, saw that last week, was seriously impressed. How unfortunate that the actual Han Solo film will be complete shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Koala Jul 27, 2017, 11:35 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
That koala was just the distraction. While that woman was busy following it around, eventually being led outside, the rest of the koala kill-team snuck into the house. It was no doubt over abruptly when she went back in for her keys.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Jul 27, 2017, 11:34 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
It's been at least a year since I went through New Order and the Old Blood, but I seem to remember headshots being required in that game, in terms of ammo waste on body shots.

There are definitely a lot of cutscene/take control moments though. I don't remember losing my guns every mission? I enjoyed the game, but the fact that it was like 50+ gigs made me uninstall it after completion, so it may be awhile before I go through it again.

Instakill surprise attacks are always going to seem overpowered compared to trying to gun fight with alerted enemies though, confirmation bias, basically.

I ended up going more shooty than stealthy as the game progressed, and it is really all about the headshots as far as I can remember. I mostly used the Assault rifle type gun, shotgun occasionally on flanking enemies. Burst fire to heads + leaning around cover = clear the maps.

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2017, 21:00 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 24, 2017, 20:23:
Waiting for the Alfa Romeo Xiaomi watch, it's supposed to stunning.

I remember back in Middle School, a friend of mine got a watch with a calculator built in. He was heralded as a hero for months! Just think how much humanity has evolved 25+ years later, that you can buy a $1000~ watch that doesn't even do that much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 24, 2017, 20:49 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 24, 2017, 19:18:
I'm a firm believer that GoT will end with it flashing to Sam being like 90 years old finishing his book called A Song of Fire and Ice ever since that thing from the intro was shown in the Great Library. Even in the last episode when he told the dude his book title sounds like shit and dude was like "we're not poets" I thought to myself Sam would be the one who would go against that grain.

My friend hates the idea.

That...that would be awesome! Hahahaha! GRRM has already done a bit of time travel/meddling in this series, so it'd work sort of, lore wise, and it'd be hilarious.

Unfortunately I don't think we're that lucky. Great idea though!
 
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