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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: On Sale Feb 7, 2017, 09:27 gilly775
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 21:01:
ledhead1969 wrote on Feb 6, 2017, 20:04:

Ohh, and let's not forget that these 'poor' people probably have cars, cell phones, air conditioning, free education, a place to live, computers, consoles and the list goes on.

Air conditioning is required depending on where you live, and I question whether or not the poor strawman in your example would actually have cars, computers, consoles, or especially *truly* free education. Certainly not in modern day America.

Not to sound heartless but I wonder how people with no AC prior to its invention got along without it. Must have survived because we wouldn't be here.

/coming from a 70s/80s kid who had no AC in the family car and was kicked out of the house every day living in the south because I could play outside.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 17:59 gilly775
El Pit wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 16:27:
John Hurt - that chestburster scene will always haunt me. Alien is one of the best (sci fi) horror movies ever, and it would have been a lesser movie without Hurt's acting chops. Great actor!

Maybe you didn't know but Hurt, the director and only a few crew knew that the chestburster was coming. The looks on everyone's face including actress playing Lambert was authentic.
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale
14. Re: On Sale Jan 27, 2017, 15:11 gilly775
How easy is Star Ruler 2 to get into? I found the new MOO pretty easy as well as GalCiv 3 but wonder about SR2.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: On Sale Jan 20, 2017, 14:08 gilly775
Verno wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 09:31:
El Pit wrote on Jan 20, 2017, 03:05:
I have just started my first playthrough of vanilla XCOM2 and, maaaan, it is hard! I have not lost any soldiers in the field, but lots of wounded in action, had to hire a new recruit, but now I am already totally underpowered in missions... It seems you have to follow a pretty strict queue of research or you will have to start the whole game again. Sorry, this is not fun to me. I like the missions and that hey are harder and the time pressure is just right, but less pressure outside the missions and a bit more time to develop your teams and armor and guns would be great.

There are difficulty curves in the game man, just be patient. You go from underpowered to overpowered pretty quickly so modding will just break the little difficulty the game presents. The game is very forgiving, just treat the soldiers as the expendable resource that they are instead of obsessing about preserving them at all costs. You will have time to get everything done even if you don't follow an optimal build path.

This is the beauty of modding. Not everybody plays like you or others and had different ideas for what they want to do. I like to take my time and not take chances. So why can't a mod or edit be available for us to tweak the way we want to play?

You think people would know this for years now.
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
42. Re: On Sale Jan 12, 2017, 09:19 gilly775
BTW, per a MS PFE that came to our work last week re: our new AD environment we are building, he said that any CUs that are uninstalled get rolled into next month' just a FYI.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Holding Back Review Copies
32. Re: On Sale Oct 26, 2016, 09:29 gilly775
People read read and trust media reviews? I take them them with a grain of salt. I prefer to read user reviews and watch user videos instead. And I'm not talking about the big You Tubers....more of the "little people" and make a decision for myself. Besides, with Steam's refund policy, at least I can make an educated decision trying it out myself, deciding if I want to refund the purchase.  
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News Comments > Clockwork Empires This Month
3. Re: On Sale Oct 7, 2016, 10:12 gilly775
I played it a couple of times during some various builds. It is fun. Reminds me of RimWorld in that resources AND people matter when it comes to keeping everyone happy. You'll be tested in the environment by Fishpeople and some hostile animals attacking every now and then but every colonist fights until you get some soldiers mustered. Everyone will have an opinion and often times may or may not do what you assign them to do based on their mood.

Standard fare of assigning people roles: making sure to cut down trees, make planks out of them and build walls or cots/beds is there. Farming is there too. There are other advanced buildings and whatnot that come along which I never played long enough to experiment. You also have people going crazy and/or creating cults which I never witnessed.

The only downside, and take it as you may, is that the menus seems cluttered, similar to how RimWorld can get. If you can get past that and know where everything is, it shouldn't be an issue.

Gaslamp has done a very good job with this game, similar to how addicting Dungeons of Dreadmoor is so I would certainly recommend it imho. I'm waiting for the final release to actually get into it with the finished product and play a good, long game of it.
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: On Sale Aug 30, 2016, 01:28 gilly775
Both Marty Feldman and him

Dr. Frankenstein I presume.
No, it's pronounced Fronkenschteen.
You're putting me on?
No, it's Frederick Fronkenschteen. Ahh, you must be Igor!
No, it's pronounced I-gor.

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News Comments > Sunday Previews
8. Re: On Sale Aug 22, 2016, 09:35 gilly775
Hellcinder wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:18:
It's amazing how each generation perceives games and content. I would have sold my family for ED in 1980. :-) '

I have blue pills for the other ED.

Agreed. I can't believe people are complaining about ED being empty. Elite II was pretty similar yet I played it and loved it. I'm actually having a great time with it now.
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News Comments > On Sale
13. Re: On Sale Jul 7, 2016, 09:24 gilly775
I bet their hardware being discounted was one reason.  
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News Comments > Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps Invades
2. Re: Panzer Corps: U.S. Corps Invades May 27, 2016, 09:19 gilly775
Was invited to the beta of the 44-45 campaign and it was a lot of fun. Storming the beach at the beginning was pretty much like every other WW2 game where you hit the beach and feel overwhelmed. Good news was, it was at least turn-based.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 4, 2016, 14:04 gilly775
So is tomorrow, "Revenge of the Fifth?"  
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News Comments > HITMAN Launch Schedule
1. Re: HITMAN Launch Schedule Mar 10, 2016, 18:19 gilly775
Judging by the grid on their site and use of military time of converting 1700 hours GMT on March 11th to my time centrally, it will be 11am tomorrow for me.  
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News Comments > Riot Acquires Radiant; Closing Rising Thunder
5. Re: Riot Acquires Radiant; Closing Rising Thunder Mar 9, 2016, 09:17 gilly775
emgarf wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 08:23:
"Stonehearth"? What's next - Craftstar? Craftwar? War of Worldcraft?

Stonehearth was kickstarted a year before Hearthstone was released. In fact, I heard of it before Hearthstone was announced.
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News Comments > Sniper Elite 4 Announced
6. Re: Sniper Elite 4 Announced Mar 8, 2016, 10:40 gilly775
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 03:17:
what about the Pacific theater? Missions could be set in the Philippines, colonial Shanghai, Guadalcanal, and on Iwo Jima. The change of theater would be both refreshing and open up new tactical possibilities.
Or what about the Eastern Front? The siege of Stalingrad could contain an entire game itself. Ever hear of Vasily Zaytsev? The guy put up video game number kills in real life.

I'm sure that's coming in SE 5. They have a lot to milk still. lol
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway
26. Re: No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway Mar 4, 2016, 10:28 gilly775
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 3, 2016, 20:57:

This game is a joke. "Look, you discovered a plant! You can name it! Look, you discovered another plant that looks almost exactly like the last plant you just discovered except it's a different color. Isn't this exciting? Isn't this revolutionary?"


No, but how is this different from the original Elites? Back then it was the same gameplay and people praised it for being revolutionary....but it played the same. So no not revolutionary, compared to Elite 1/2 but honestly games have been cookie-cutting for a looooong time.
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News Comments > Order of Battle: US Marines Beta
8. Re: Order of Battle: US Marines Beta Feb 15, 2016, 09:00 gilly775
Masterful Master wrote on Feb 14, 2016, 12:17:
To elucidate on the US Marines, the USMC is not part of the Navy but comes under the Department of the Navy as a separate branch. In doing so, the Marines are able to receive separate funding from Congress for aircraft, supply ships, tanks, beans, bullets and bandaids, etc. allowing the Marines to perform their specialized mission of amphibious warfare and being the first to fight enemies abroad.

Well, the band-aids come from the Navy seeing how they supply the Corpsmen from their Field Medical arm since the Marines do not have their own medical personnel.
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News Comments > Try Star Citizen for Free
43. Re: Try Star Citizen for Free Jan 30, 2016, 19:29 gilly775
Dacron wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 10:11:
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 07:37:
LgFriess wrote on Jan 30, 2016, 07:01:
Quinn wrote on Jan 29, 2016, 21:20:
Personally I think E:D is highly overrated and with the stunt they pulled with the pricing on their "expansion" they should get all the heat atm. I paid way too much for a shell of a game with the original E:D and now they ask me to pay the exact same amount again for adding just a tad more depth to a game that was as shallow as a Tunisian mudpuddle to begin with.

My thoughts exactly. So disappointed in E:D.

To be honest anyone who backed elite dangerous should have known that he didn't get anywhere near enough money to make the thing and he was dragging you along if you had any clue how much it costs to make a modern videogame.

To be honest anyone complaining about Elite Dangerous was expecting a totally different game than promised. They pitched a new version of Elite, they delivered 100% minus the offline component.

Just because they don't like it because they thought it would be something different doesn't mean ED/Frontier are to blame. It's like buying Half Life expecting a Super Mario experience then saying Valve dropped the ball because you were hoping for Mario.

ED is just this decades remake of the original, not the BDSSE.

I agree. Back then, it was fresh because no other game was out that produced the graphics, gameplay, and expansiveness. I knew what I was getting into when I backed the Premium Beta package and I'm ok with that. Wasn't thrilled with the "always online" component but my Steam backlog of games is so backed up right now, coupled with kids to take care of that I'm fine if my Internet connection goes out for some time.
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer
17. Re: Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer Jan 12, 2016, 13:52 gilly775
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 12:15:
Horrible to see children with cancer, but I think making a game of such a scenario is outright sick.

But, this could be also a way for someone to grieve after a loss of their child. Maybe this is how he had to deal with his emotions.
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News Comments > Space Grunts Next Week
2. Re: Space Grunts Next Week Jan 8, 2016, 09:39 gilly775
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 07:11:
I dunno
and your mission is simple: find your way into the moon-base, and figure out what has happened. You'll have to fight your way through aliens, robots, security drones and base-systems. Find the lower levels of the moon-base, and get to the core of the problems.

I think they just gave away "what happened" Looks light as hell on Story. Another top down pixel shooter with rogue-like elements... again.

Have to see how this one set's itself apart.

It's being hailed as a turn-based version of Nuclear Throne, so I'm sold.
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