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Signed On Feb 9, 2010, 09:02
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News Comments > Artifact Updated
8. Re: Artifact Updated Dec 17, 2018, 07:34 Zoom
 
The game runs beautifully and is using Vulkan. UI is rather good (at least to my taste). Everything is smooth and easy to grasp. Gameplay is utter crap though with multiple layers of RNG, no control on deck order, no mulligan on initial flop, random reinforcements, random placement inside lanes, random attack directions for units, random skill effects (!!).. Add to that the random shop at the end of each round, well, it's definitely no Star Realms and no Netrunner. Running draft mode adds another layer of randomness on top of all that and given some heroes are highly unbalanced, you can end up with very one-sided games..  
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Free Weekend
16. Re: Street Fighter V Free Weekend Dec 15, 2018, 20:18 Zoom
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 13:34:
(...) while taking a knee and listening to satanic music.
Is that still a thing with the alt right ? Thought that was 40 years ago ("satanic music" used to be jazz then rock n roll) ?

Otherwise you had almost nailed it on the first paragraph, the following ones were using too elaborate words and sentences to make it believable
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Building Ahead of Steam
41. Re: Epic Games Store Building Ahead of Steam Dec 10, 2018, 04:24 Zoom
 
I hope their shop will be available on Linux as their game engine supports it natively. Come on Epic, please also break the dependency on Microsoft...  
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News Comments > Conan Unconquered Announced
12. Re: Conan Unconquered Announced Dec 10, 2018, 04:15 Zoom
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 9, 2018, 22:31:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 9, 2018, 18:32:
Looks pretty good from the screenies on the Steam page. I wouldn't mind a good old classic RTS like C&C, AoE, Empire at War etc. in a Conan setting. Could be fun if they don't ruin this shit with DLC'o'rama hell.

It's amazing how this once glorious and overcrowded genre has all but died. I guess we can thank consoles for that as RTS still does not translate very well to a controller.
The other reason is that programming a decent AI and making decent maps is actual work compared to making lazy console cookie cutter action games.

All of the RTS oxygen got sucked up by MOBAs.

MOBAs that work on a controller, and don't need (much) AI.
Also SupCom kinda obliterated the field being the ultimate RTS, with very few comparative sales. People want brainless entertainment.
 
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News Comments > Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 Released
4. Re: Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 Released Nov 29, 2018, 17:54 Zoom
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 29, 2018, 14:10:
BTW, is the chief generally called "Vitalstatistix" in the English books or just in the game? In the German books he has a much more fitting name IMHO since he is called "Majestix".
That's his name in english version. Original French is "Abraracourcix" which is a pun that cannot be translated either...
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2018, 01:54 Zoom
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 22:29:
What a loser. Making millions as a CEO and chairman isn't enough, he has to steal more millions. Derp.
He's famous here for cutting down wages of his employees, and then gifting himself a 200% raise (i cant recall exact numbers, but that's something in that spirit). He was then praised by the local hard-line right for being a straight man. Seems like he's not so straight after all, and all these "commie / leftist / fake news" people were right...
 
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News Comments > MS Acquires Obsidian and inXile
29. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 11, 2018, 19:15 Zoom
 
Oh crap. InXile was great. Their time is now over...  
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News Comments > Oculus Reorganization
7. Re: Oculus Reorganization Nov 5, 2018, 09:12 Zoom
 
My 700+ hours on Elite Dangerous, Assetto Corsa and iRacing, also DCS, kinda disagree.. So yeah if you just play League of Legends or Starcraft, this is not for you, but thinking it's not for anyone is a bit far fetched.

And yeah you can play Elite in 2D flat screen, but it's not the same game at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 27, 2018, 21:17 Zoom
 
Well about 25% is absolutely huge. Here in Europe whenever a cop uses his gun, it makes the news and the said cop is immediately investigated as of why he drew his gun to start with. It also helps that guns are heavily controlled...

Another factor is EU policemen get *years* of training, including months of training with their guns and how to avoid fatalities, or even using it altogether. Compare to the laughably ridiculous 90 hours they get in the US, wtf, they get random thugs, put uniforms on them, give em a gun and a badge and send em to the meat grinder.. Let's say there is a *slight* problem, maybe ?
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four Next Week
12. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond Chapter Four Next Week Oct 16, 2018, 15:47 Zoom
 
It's quite OK though when played in VR. Bind "Engage !" with the FTL drive for instance, and while you're inside your ship see how it never gets old.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 30, 2018, 16:24 Zoom
 
China is going to have a separate Internet anyway (they are closing up holes in the Great Firewall, quite aggressively) so it makes sense to have completely separate markets.  
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News Comments > Life is Strange 2 Episode 1
1. Re: Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 Sep 27, 2018, 10:23 Zoom
 
Oh yeah. I will definitely have a look at that one, Life is Strange was one of my favorites, as it brought some original gameplay elements to the story-driven adventure game genre, and very good story telling.  
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News Comments > Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode
13. Re: Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode Sep 22, 2018, 16:21 Zoom
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 00:55:
Well.....Actually, you don't have to, I believe you can let the cloned you live, he only thinks he has to kill his old self in the mistaken belief in transferred consciousness (spoiler alert)
I know that, it's just the scenario lets you clearly know what is the alternative choice... (spoiler) Let your clone live forever trapped in this madness, being maintained in a semi artificial life by a crazy AI. The ending is similar but in that case you have no choice but to leave your clone behind, who will be trapped forever in darkness and only be able to scream (spoiler end)
 
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News Comments > Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode
6. Re: Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode Sep 21, 2018, 21:21 Zoom
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 21, 2018, 21:16:
What's even more terrifying is that all that might happen one day. Go to the doctor one morning and wake up to something you can't even imagine.
Well.. one of "you" does.. the other doesnt.. that's the horror. That part in the game where your character fully realizes that and has to kill his sleeping clone (after getting into another "diving suit"), and YOU have to pull the trigger.. still gives me chills. (spoiler alert)
 
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News Comments > Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode
4. Re: Amnesia: Dark Descent Adding Hard Mode Sep 21, 2018, 21:14 Zoom
 
Agree on Soma. The story is one of the best i have ever played, and that's counting Deus Ex, System Shock 1 & 2, Witcher 3.. Yeah the gameplay is not an intensive FPS shooter, but it's stressful enough (*). The various "bumps" in the story and the ending are really thought provoking, and terrifying. While Amnesia takes from classics of horror (namely Lovecraft), Soma is quite original.

Also do not miss the short series they published on Youtube around the game, they are *really* creepy and even more so after finishing the game because you understand them, which weirdly makes them even more terrifying... True masterpiece.

(*) oh escaping that sunken platform station with its reactor about to blow up, that was some cardio there, i had to take a break and a breather i was in sweat..
 
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News Comments > Hello Halo 5? Microsoft Says Goodbye to Windows Rumors
9. Re: Hello Halo 5? Microsoft Says Goodbye to Windows Rumors Sep 12, 2018, 13:58 Zoom
 
Reactor wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 11:33:
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 11:14:
Boggles the mind how much money those clowns have left on the table ignoring PC gaming.

Yeah...

They had a complete monopoly at some point giving them the opportunity to seize the market. They did not, and Valve filled that void.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Released
19. Re: BATTLETECH Released Apr 25, 2018, 09:57 Zoom
 
You can disable most or even all of the camera shenanigans in the options so it's a non-issue (unlike what those brainless steam reviewers imply).
As for game expansion we know that if the game is successful, they'll add more content based on the game engine, exactly like they did with their Shadowrun series. Having the FASA authors and even the game creator onboard really helps...
It's really the game i have been waiting for nearly 30 years now... although for some people it might be slow paced, it's as good as it gets for a board game adaptation, and i'm ok with the slower pace, reminds me of Warlords or HOMM..
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Released
3. Re: BATTLETECH Released Apr 24, 2018, 21:36 Zoom
 
Played the campaign, it's great so far. Exactly what was expected.

They made a fine game there, given how it's setup there's room for expansion, more campaigns, coop, etc.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Videos
10. Re: Underworld Ascendant Videos Apr 14, 2018, 19:02 Zoom
 
Task wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 11:21:
I see a lot of "Thief"-like gameplay in that.
And for good reason it's the same people behind it. They do "get" immersive games given the team is mostly ex-Looking Glass, led by the same Paul Neurath.. We can expect top notch gameplay and immersion.
 
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News Comments > R.I.P. Steam Machines?
21. Re: R.I.P. Steam Machines? Apr 2, 2018, 16:48 Zoom
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 2, 2018, 15:17:
I don't think the Linux community is open to the idea of making it more user friendly though.
That, and the platform segmentation. For starters the linux community see their baby as a pure "business, serious" OS and gaming is definitely in the "not serious" category (nevermind it brings billions of dollars to the table or heaps of development for drivers and peripheral...).
Everytime someone mentions trying to tidy up a distribution in order to make a consistent, user friendly gaming platform, it takes huge tons of flak from the community and they fork it over at best, ignore it totally at worst. See Ubuntu. The community will never agree on a usable, tightly controlled (and thus consistent) user platform. That's why it's running your bank servers, your internet services, your cloud, but not your gaming machine. It does run your smartphone only because there's an actual platform around it (Android).
So yeah as long as the community will consider gaming as a futile distraction, and not as the serious business it ought to be, linux will be a small note in the margin of desktop market.
It's really too bad because the OS itself is solid, running Ubuntu for gaming is really solid too, games that are native to it (or ported without a wrapper) run really well (granted, using nVidia or Intel only), and the OS is much more secure and less prone to self destruction than the pile of shit layered upon historical piles of shit that is Windows.
 
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