Kosumo wrote on Aug 11, 2012, 17:29:
Wings was a good game (back in the day).
I loved all the Cineamware titles (only one I never played was TVSport:Boxing, I think)
Wings had quite a somber vibe to it for a game of its time, was not some 'your a super soldier, kill evil germans!' - pre-nazi
The whole tone was great.
Bhruic wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 20:13:
So I'm sure this'll mean that YouTube links drop in the search rankings significantly, right Google?
TychoCelchuuu wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 22:44:
I hate UPlay too, but only because it's worthless in single player games and keeps you from playing when the server is down. Why would you have a problem with it for an online only game?
Pyloff wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 20:54:
Why doesn't anyone point out the draconian update measures Steam forces on it's consumers.
I had sworn off the platform however the discounts were unavoidable.
Why can't they leave all versions open and have a opt in process for which version to play. The underground sharing of exe's in the forums?
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 20:39:Closed Betas wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 19:02:I'm well aware that Steam includes a form of DRM. As for the rest of your statement, I've been using Steam for over 7yrs and none of that stuff has ever happened to me or anyone I know. There's definitely room for
Ugh Steam is DRM, lol. And when your first issue arises with them and they ban your entire account of 400 titles, don't come here crying.
Or if your computer gets hacked and they run a cheat and you get banned.. Don't come here crying, or when your 9 year old decides he wants to install a aim bot... And Steam locks your entire account. Dont come here crying. Or when Steam, decides on issueing new terms that you can't agree too... Please note, you can't even uninstall the software without accepting the terms.
improvement but your whining doesn't match reality.
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 15:30:gradbot wrote on Aug 8, 2012, 15:17:Yeah, I don't think it's a coincidence. But Valve could have done this years ago. And it's the same with media - I'd much rather buy all my media (DRM free) through a centralised service like Steam where I can redownload it whenever I please. Especially with Steam style sales. I rarely buy TV shows, movies or music but would very much more likely to if they were available through Steam, DRM-free, redownloadable and offered at a sensible price.
I wonder if valve up'd their time table on releasing this because of Windows 8? It's no secret that Gabe feels threatened by it given his past comments.
I also think it's a mistake that Valve hasn't done enough for touchscreen devices, particularly the casual market. Although I'm not much into that myself by not getting there more quickly Microsoft will be able to dominate the market without any competition.
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 20:21:
Yep, that's exactly why I've stopped playing lately. It's bad enough having to be wary of trigger-happy players 95% of the time you spend playing, but the increasing likelihood that you will be insta-killed, crippled, teleported, or otherwise fucked with at literally any time is just too much.
Lots of hackers just make themselves completely invisible now... I ran into one who chatted with me a bit, and when I went to move along and go about my business, he turned me into a zombie and left me helpless as I attacked him a few times (I'm sure he was invulnerable, too) and then killed me.
Thank god I had already decided at that point that I wasn't going to take the game seriously anymore, like really try to find good gear and survive as long as possible, because to meet a stupid death like that at random would be completely unbearable. Can't imagine the frustration some players feel when they lose a full set of choice gear falling victim to some jackass who gets off on trolling others in a damn video game...
It's become so rampant, that I bet around half of ALL players have at least one item that was just spawned into the game on a whim, whether directly into their inventory by oddly generous hackers or found on the bodies or ground leftover from some script-kiddy's joyride. You know I've seen a boat, a drive-able water vehicle, on top of the control tower at an airfield? I'd like to know where the hell the admins are on these servers, because of a lot of it's blatant like that. Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of the admins are ones doing the hacking, or else exploiting what tools they have to achieve similar effects.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 18:23:
UGH. Like others, I saw this title and almost shit my pants.
But no, this is not a remake/continuation of Battlezone/Battlezone II, ie two of my favorite games, all time.
On the other hand, it does appear to be some sort of ripoff of that classic game, Airlift or whatever it was called, the side scrolling chopper game from the 80s where you rescued PoWs and could randomly shoot up everything else? I played the hell out of that in my Apple II days.
*Note to developers: never, NEVER, use the name Battlezone.
Nomaar wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 18:58:
You had to be a paid subscriber as of 8am Pacific this morning to be in the first wave of invites. Paying for a subscription now won't get you in any earlier.
Closed Betas wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 18:50:
Ugh oh, I just quit Steam. Bye PS2.