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News Comments > Skullstone Gets Greenlight
4. Re: Skullstone Gets Greenlight May 1, 2017, 13:49 Zoom
HorrorScope wrote on May 1, 2017, 11:15:
Yeah there are quite a few of these now, a couple bring a little something new, but it seems too many are just a new coat of paint. There are plenty of ways to take this genre further ahead vs same thing again.
So few of them are as good as the two Eye of the Beholder games though. Narration, more varied environments beat trap-based puzzles and these irritating teleporter puzzles. More atmosphere, more scenario please
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 04:04 Zoom
I am quite indifferent to be honest, if it wasnt for Bluesnews i would have never heard of her.
What's annoying though is the usual kneejerk reaction with ad hominem attacks, while no one ever addresses her arguments, which would be easy if they were so outlandish. Which makes me think that
- either gamer geeks are so sociopathic that they cant argue with a woman (quite possible honestly)
- or she does make a valid point and poeple resort to ad hominem as they're out of intelligent arguments
- or maybe a bit of both, who knows
PS: i only skimmed through a few of her videos, i dont care about the arguments themselves or what she says, i only am interested in the general gamer community reactions. Pretty unsurprising given what one can hear in an online game when someone gets identified as a woman..
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News Comments > Prey System Specs
12. Re: Prey System Specs Apr 28, 2017, 03:12 Zoom
Prez wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 23:00:
The head-scratching decision to call this game "Prey" aside, it looks like it has the potential to be good. Waiting for reviews/Let's Plays.
I was under the impression it was more like a spiritual successor to System Shock, but that name is taken and SS3 is being made by former LGS guys.. I'll wait for the reviews too, if they nailed the atmosphere i'll get it definitely.
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
39. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 17, 2017, 09:33 Zoom
jdreyer wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 18:45:
MajorD wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 11:20:
At this rate, Linux may be looking a nice alternative sooner than later.

Because you want to be able to run a 7-year-old version of Linux on a brand new proc?
That makes no sense on Linux as you wont have to buy a whole new operating system, and get a fresh system drive or format the existing one to put a new version on it, as upgrades are continous and free. Kernel upgrades happen frequently and are quite smooth from a user perspective (taken care of by Ubuntu for example), you just let the system update thing run until it says "done !" and that's it. Not exactly rocket science.
For the doubters try a user-friendly distro like Ubuntu, i know the linux world is fragmented and full of hostile neckbeards that will tell you to use the command line for everything, but they are just out of touch with reality. I installed that system for my parents PC years ago after spending time and time again maintaining their Windows piece of crap, and since then i heard zero complaint, it's running smoothly and updating itself without a hitch. They got used quickly to the left side bar that's by default on Unity and these top screen menus.
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News Comments > Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3
22. Re: Starbreeze Investing in System Shock 3 Mar 16, 2017, 11:57 Zoom
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 02:38:
the new Prey game looks more like a system shock 2 sequel
True. Dead Space was also an SS2 remake, down to many details. Prey looks like a cross between Dead Space and SS2, if that makes sense ?
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
3. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 16, 2017, 11:11 Zoom
Should give a little nudge to Linux/Vulkan that's becoming really good now, it just needs more adoption. I play all my games on this platform unless they specifically require Windows... That skews the stats (as i got my Steam survey when running windows), but i have to say many of the recent games are available on this platform, i initially went there for Kerbal Space Program and i stayed for the others.  
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial
23. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 5, 2017, 02:45 Zoom
Rigs wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 19:46:
Where have all our heroes gone? Roberts, Molyneaux, Garriott, Carmack

I think about the only ones left are Sid Meir and Will Wright. I'll have to dig out my copy of PC Gamer's 'Game Gods' issue from the 90's and see who else was on Jon Romero. I guess we can thank the heavens above we still have Derek Smart, eh? Wacko

Warren Spector is still here and working on a new System Shock, even if his studio isnt called "Looking Glass" anymore. And to be honest some "new" names like CD Projekt Red are now up there and very much kicking ass and taking names. Out with the old, in with the new !
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News Comments > Beyond Good and Evil Sequel Confirmed
19. Re: Beyond Good and Evil Sequel Confirmed Oct 7, 2016, 03:30 Zoom
I really hope they use a bespoke game engine and not that generic one all Ubi games seem to use. Otherwise it will feel like yet another reskin of Assassin's Creed
.. and "PROPAGANDA !!!" (cue the music)
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News Comments > Robo Recall Announced
3. Re: Robo Recall Announced Oct 7, 2016, 03:25 Zoom
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 00:14:
Here is an idea for (what I think would be) a decent VR Game. Base it on Marvel or DC and give the player the abilities of the characters.
Cap America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, hell all the Avengers would work easy. Same with the X-Men.
Someone did an "Iron Man simulator" for VR. You extend your arms and jump to start flying. People who tested it said it was awesome. It was just a proof of concept though not a full game
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News Comments > Ember Released
12. Re: Ember Released Sep 11, 2016, 06:04 Zoom
This is looking good, and will be a good refresher while waiting for Divinity Original Sin 2...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
37. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 18, 2016, 03:38 Zoom
Sho wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 16:26:
If we can dispense with the usual hyperbole, I'd be curious to hear a dispassionate take from someone who's actively following and playing it. How has it been doing lately?
No *real* sign of progress. It's still mostly an unoptimized tech demo limited to one station around one planet, with very few places to explore. The game engine itself is being rewritten (items system for example), and everything else is on very shaky foundations. Only solid thing seems to be the graphical assets, which look good, modelers and artists have done a real good job there.
Player movement is still jerky and unnaturally fast (think Quake3 rather than Arma..), and *very* glitchy (think walking through things, rubberbanding, etc.). Ship combat is hit and miss due to bugs, poor network code, and no balancing, though missiles are strangely satisfying.
There's a "shopping area" that's disconnected from the main world (have to log in a specific instance) and is an on-foot affair.
One can go through the whole contents in about 30 minutes tops including some dogfighting.
In short
- Graphics: very good
- Audio: okay-ish, nothing special, a lot of small glitches left and no in game voice chat (which would be essential for this kind of game)
- Network code: i read it's being redone from zero. It better be..
- Game engine: "persistence" has been activated through the shopping area thing. Otherwise everything is on very weak foundations or missing altogether.
That's it, come back next year to see if they manage to fix the network code...
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 in November
32. Re: Dishonored 2 in November May 4, 2016, 17:29 Zoom
Squirmer wrote on May 3, 2016, 21:29:
They've also got Stephen Russell (Garrett) as Corvo.
That's excellent news. Love that actor's voice and cynical acting. Very good move from Arkane here they'll get a lot of Thief fans onboard if they didnt get them with the first game.
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News Comments > Call of Cthulhu Next Year
17. Re: Call of Cthulhu Next Year Feb 27, 2016, 06:11 Zoom
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 17:44:
Yeah, okay, but like most Lovecraft translations to film and games, how hard will it suck?
Actually Frictional studio made fantastic translations of Lovecraft world and atmosphere into games. Amnesia was great in this regard. Cyanide will have to top that...

rudra wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 11:26:
how can you actually experience the insanity and all that
In Amnesia it works as you see through the eyes of your character, and you start seeing dark stuff crawling across the view, your heartbeat goes up, breathe heavily, and start crouching in fear in a corner. In Soma they introduce slightly different effects due to the storyline and what the character has become... but the principle remains the same. With their very immersive engine (audio, graphics, 1st person perspective only..) the effect is impressive.

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News Comments > Samorost 3 Next Month
4. Re: Samorost 3 Next Month Feb 27, 2016, 06:09 Zoom
The previous iterations were great. Fantastic art and atmosphere. These are defining what a modern point & click should be. 1st day buy here too...  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY
36. Re: Fallout 4 D.I.C.E. GotY Feb 20, 2016, 03:50 Zoom
Fallout 4 was a disappointment considering the high expectations set for the series. While Witcher 3 is glorious, SOMA is a piece of art and definitely up there, Kerbal Space Program was officially released in 2015 and also a strong contender for the title... But i guess KSP and SOMA cant even compete as they are independant and not a part of "the industry" ? (whatever that means)  
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News Comments > World of Warships Launches Team Battles
4. Re: World of Warships Launches Team Battles Feb 13, 2016, 16:08 Zoom
It's addictive because it's good. They have got a good mix between tactics and arcade here. Sounds are excellent, graphics are nice, the ship guns feel appropriately powerful.. Wargaming have struck gold. Now hoping they'll not go down the nerf spiral and keep the game interesting.  
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News Comments > Escape from Tarkov Trailer
5. Re: Escape from Tarkov Trailer Nov 27, 2015, 03:58 Zoom
That looks good and atmospheric. Maybe in the spirit of Metro 2033 ? Also seems very hardcore, i'll keep an eye of it.  
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
19. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 27, 2015, 03:44 Zoom
If you want a 'modern' remake of SS2 that's pretty much Dead Space. The scenario and ending of SS2 are quite grim compared to DS though, but DS adds more personality to the main protagonist.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed
183. Re: Star Citizen Star Cast Revealed Oct 12, 2015, 16:11 Zoom
Krael wrote on Oct 12, 2015, 16:07:
I'm getting a LOT of entertainment value out of seeing the zealots on both sides of the argument butting heads. Right now I see *that* as the real game

Same here, i hope the actual game will be as fun as watching the fights that revolve around it
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Kickstarter
12. Re: BATTLETECH Kickstarter Sep 29, 2015, 14:54 Zoom
Backed immediately, with the $125 house banner. Harebrained are great, Battletech is great, only great things can come out of this.
(edit) oh wow that KS is moving fast, really fast.
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