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News Comments > Get Layers of Fear and Soundtrack for Free
10. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Dec 19, 2017, 05:27 Bitterbug
I consider this a must-have game just for the freakishly cool level design. It's worth it at full price, a great deal on sale, and you're missing out on a lot to pass it up for free.
It's a fun puzzle exploration game and, even if you don't care for the story, the visual effects are awesome.
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News Comments > Decksplash Grinds to a Halt
6. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Nov 11, 2017, 07:25 Bitterbug
They probably would have seen a lot higher numbers if more people knew about it in advance. I didn't see anything until it was happening and, while it's not a genre I'm interested in, I imagine that there were a ton of people who would have liked to try it out that never knew it was going on in the first place.

edit: wtf did it change the subject line to Endless Space 2 on my reply for. freaky.

This comment was edited on Nov 11, 2017, 14:56.
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Free Content
5. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Oct 26, 2017, 15:51 Bitterbug
I started out pissed by the amount of paid DLC for the first game, and then I got it in a Humble Monthly. There's a crazy amount of work just in balancing the base game, so seeing all the extra factions and units on top of an already stellar experience, kind of shifted my thought.
It's definitely one game where you're getting a ton of stuff for your money.
And the races are optional. Though I think Chaos should have been a base faction in the first game, and we didn't need two Elf factions in the base set for the second game.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Oct 25, 2017, 11:38 Bitterbug
"How Zoe Quinn capitalized on Gamergate and lived to take in Patreon bux."

I think you mean "How Eron Gjoni turned a bunch of pillow-fucking whiners into his own personal break-up-tears harassment army."
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News Comments > Steam Link on the Cheap
1. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Oct 20, 2017, 10:30 Bitterbug
Steam Link is absolutely awesome --- when it works.
They often fail for no discernible reason and using the reset options is hit or miss. But the streaming quality is fantastic, so on sale you can get your money's worth.
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News Comments > Steam Discovery Changes Will "Fight Fake Games"
8. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Apr 4, 2017, 11:19 Bitterbug
I wondered what the point of the obvious fake/troll games were. Stuff nobody in their right mind would even pay a dollar for. But then how do you get someone to buy the cards for something like that?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 25, 2017, 21:48 Bitterbug
Blue: "Thon" is a neutral pronoun proposed in 1858  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 25, 2017, 21:46 Bitterbug
Sex is a very clear choice that causes no confusion. Physically, a person is either male or female.

Exactly when did you stop taking biology classes, because you just failed.

XX, XY, XXY, XXX, XXXX, XXXY, etc and so on. Our genes and chromosomes do all kinds of neat things you can't wrap your head around, apparently.

Also, people are confusing 'gender' and 'sex'. Two different things. When you see someone say "Gender is a social construct" they're closer to the facts than your inane babble above.

Gender is how society defines perceived masculine and feminine traits and assigns roles to them. Western "Christian" society tended to stick to whatever the bible dictated in order to define your worth as a person by your gender, but other cultures have had multiple gender identities.
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News Comments > Galaxy of Pen & Paper Announced
2. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Jan 19, 2017, 15:39 Bitterbug
What's lame? That you made an assumption?
The Knights of Pen and Paper game have been around for a while.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Apr 6, 2016, 18:53 Bitterbug
Ugh. One Angry Gamer. The blog that constantly pretends that gamergate isn't just a hate mob out to defend jiggling tit physics in games to the death.
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News Comments > Deponia Doomsday Next Week
3. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Feb 25, 2016, 15:32 Bitterbug
They were in the Humble Bundle. That'a pretty good meter for an upcoming sequel release or other announcement if the game has good reviews in the past.
Seems like Bundles generally run along the lines of games with mixed/poor reviews but hey, they're practically free, or good reviews and something new is coming from that line.
Great way to build a fanbase.
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Sells 1.4M
19. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Jan 14, 2016, 14:05 Bitterbug
If you do PVP then you'll wants a HOTAS and learn to fly without flight assist so you can keep up to the pro fighters.
But for PVE you can use an XBox controller with the advanced layout and almost never have to touch the keyboard. Instead the ABXY buttons become modifier keys for the DPAD. So hold X and you get one set of commands on the DPAD, hold Y and you get another set.
Also, pick up Voice Attack ($8) and either configure it yourself or spend the money on one of the HCS Voicepacks and get a fully configured voice control profile. The voice packs are absolutely worth it. Not only do they give you a ton of voice controls, they're professionally produced to feel like their part of the ship.
Gameplay-wise ED is still mostly a large sandbox, but they're creating an amazing framework as they go. Check out the Fuel Rats website before you go out and run out of gas on a trip. Knowing about them will save your life
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Horizons Early Access
13. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Dec 16, 2015, 00:28 Bitterbug
A couple of weeks ago you could pre-order Horizons with a discount if you owned the base game. It coincided with the Steam sale, so made scooping them both up a no-brainer.

For half the cost of a subscription based MMO you get an MMO that lets you decide whether you just want to play Solo, Play only with friends, or jump into the community populated area -- whichever suits your mood at any time.

I sure as heck don't have a problem paying the seasonal amount for Horizons with the current and planned features over the next year. Then the user discount will be available for the next season.

And my MMO fix will only cost me about 5 bucks a month. And I'm finding this a lot more fun than Eve. It's not flawless, and still needs some features like an in-game trade calucator (rather than third party), but solid and fun.
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online on Steam
3. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Dec 10, 2015, 23:26 Bitterbug
I was really excited to play this but lost a lot of that excitement when I did. The mech driving part felt fun, but playing with people was meh.
I only found one map fun to play on, and the others were too open. The strategy was "everyone zerg this guy, then we'll zerg that guy" and so on.
Maybe it's changed since but I wanted more out of the experience.
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Plans
12. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Nov 19, 2015, 23:12 Bitterbug
I've been mostly bug free, and only one crash to desktop (which was likely a hot GPU after 14 hours).

Sometimes when I come out of a workshop the axis on my movement is shifted 45 or 90 degrees. By jumping in and out of third person it fixes it.

My pipboy also becomes invisible occasionally, and can be fixed by doing the same first-to-3rd or vice versa.

I haven't seen some of the weird ones like the upside-down pipboy UI.

A couple of things I'd like to see:
The option to assign a person to the scrap table that you can craft who breaks down all that junk for you. (Currently if you don't break it all down manually, then it only uses what it needs from any given junk item)
A button assignment for moving a companion around, rather than the current method. I just want to be able to tap something while I'm looking at a point and have them go there. This would help with the roaming-idiot problem.
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Defends Key Sources
21. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Nov 17, 2015, 08:01 Bitterbug
I bought Skyrim Legendary through them since it was cheaper than just upgrading my base Skyrim install, and got Fallout 4 at 22% off the based USD price. That saved me almost 20 dollars since the USD price was $60 and the CAD price was $80.
I even won Pillars of Eternity and Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate through their contests (which they have a lot of).
The service is good and they have fun with their community.

On the other hand...
Reddit has misidentified bombing suspects, become home to all kinds of questionable groups, and is generally ranked only slightly above 4chan by me these days.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Aug 2, 2015, 15:03 Bitterbug
Most snakes I've had is 26.
Knew a fellow who averaged about 600 in his apartment, and at breeding time, 6000.
His super announced a surprise inspection during hatching season one year and he had to move the whole thing up two flights to a friends place
edit: typo fixed
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Aug 2, 2015, 13:44 Bitterbug
There's two reasons you usually see guys standing around on jobs like that. Unions and safety protocols. I worked for a construction company putting new waters systems under the roads of an air force base one summer. There is absolutely no cross-task work allowed. If I was directing around a junction where the welders were working and they needed a pipe brought to them I would have been fired for picking it up, even if we had to wait 10 minutes for someone designated as a laborer to show up and carry it over. You get one warning when you're new.
The safety is the more reasonable. For some tasks if there's one guy working on something there's two standing by. Getting someone who has been rendered dead weight to safety is a lot of work. You may also need one person to hold the other back in order to prevent two casualties while they try to resolve the situation.
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News Comments > Endless Space 2 Announced
7. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Jul 31, 2015, 21:31 Bitterbug
Playing the Cravers in Endless Space is an interesting change from a typical 4X game. They burn out their planets eventually so you have to keep pushing outward or die.
If Amplitude has learned from ES and EL then ES2 should be quite good.
A friend gave me GalCiv 3, and I couldn't get into it at first. Hopefully the patches will have improved the gameplay somewhat.
The Diplomacy AI was annoying as hell. On one turn a race would be sucking up to me, the next threatening me, and on the third suggesting we take out another. And it would continue like that all through the game.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 2, 2014, 20:59 Bitterbug
This software is great. Small, and supports lots of formats. (Not just PDFs)
If it was a commercial product I'd buy it. But it's free.

NetHead wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 12:15:
Smallest and fastest PDF reader I've ever found.
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