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Re: Borderlands: Remastered Edition Rating Spied
Dec 12, 2014, 14:41
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Re: Borderlands: Remastered Edition Rating Spied Dec 12, 2014, 14:41
Dec 12, 2014, 14:41
 
That's fair. I suppose different strokes and all, I did enjoy the new characters quite a bit. I guess I just preferred the original.

And no I haven't tried the Pre-Sequel yet, I kind of burnt out on BL after part 2, never even finished half the DLC. It was super lame that it capped itself so far below where you character ended up after completing the main story that they felt like a worthless grind. And the 2nd playthrough scaled up so much that the initial run to Sanctuary was damn near impossible. Maybe it got addressed in a patch, but I haven't fired up the game in a long time.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 12, 2014, 09:58
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Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 09:58
Dec 12, 2014, 09:58
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 09:34:
I would have more respect for this article if the Author just said, 'hey maybe we shouldn't be glorifying violence to this extent, because X,Y and Z'.

I would have more respect for it if the author admitted to feeling guilty after choosing to attack prostitutes in game only because the possibility existed and he chose to act upon it.

This article says far more about the author than it does about the game and its developers.
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Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
Dec 12, 2014, 09:42
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Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 12, 2014, 09:42
Dec 12, 2014, 09:42
 
Looks like they're trying to mimic the Star Wars X-Wing mini / table top game. Only they're not Fantasy Flight and are charging more for their core game (though it seems you'd get 1 extra ship to start).
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 12, 2014, 09:31
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Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2014, 09:31
Dec 12, 2014, 09:31
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 09:22:
First it was the music industry and channeling Satan through hard rock and heavy metal, now its this shit....

Just wait until they figure out how to play video games in reverse!
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Re: Borderlands: Remastered Edition Rating Spied
Dec 12, 2014, 09:30
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Re: Borderlands: Remastered Edition Rating Spied Dec 12, 2014, 09:30
Dec 12, 2014, 09:30
 
I'm far more interested in this than pretty much anything since the announcement of BL2.

Not that the gameplay of BL2 was bad, but the whole 'getting the band back together' story elements were painful even on the first playthrough.

Everything Brick and Mordecai said was just awful.
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Re: Steam Holiday Auction  Underway; Holiday Sale Next Week
Dec 11, 2014, 21:41
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Re: Steam Holiday Auction  Underway; Holiday Sale Next Week Dec 11, 2014, 21:41
Dec 11, 2014, 21:41
 
Funny.

I had just dumped pretty much all of my trading cards onto the market during the last sale and managed to bring my balance up from $1 to just over $4 (helps that I got a $0.90 Name Tag in TF2 the other night). It's a reflection of how much credit I've accumulated by 'selling' stuff that I got for free from games I'd still normally play.

Suffice it to say, I've since pulled my remaining trading cards from the marketplace... until the demand starts spiking. I'm thinking I'll post them again on Saturday night

I'm hoping to hit $7 by the time this event is done hahaha
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
Dec 5, 2014, 11:16
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 11:16
Dec 5, 2014, 11:16
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:43:
Quite so But maybe they saw the success of PoE and figure they could do either of these 3? Unlike PoE there is still room for more rpg's with the new DnD ruleset (exactly zero games use 4.0)

That's totally fair. It's a great time for old-school RPGs

I just can't think of another one that was as off the wall and unique as Anachronox. That cast of characters was incredible. Even the cursor had a justified existence within the game world.
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
Dec 5, 2014, 10:38
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 10:38
Dec 5, 2014, 10:38
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2014, 10:19:

Others, far better RPG's come to mind

Bard's Tale
Baldurs Gate
Icewind Dale


Aren't those the whole point behind Pillars of Eternity?

Plus BG was recently redone and ID has been announced for the same treatment.
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile
Dec 5, 2014, 10:09
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Re: Another RPG Revival Planned by inXile Dec 5, 2014, 10:09
Dec 5, 2014, 10:09
 
Please be HD Anachronox with the rest of the story.
Please be HD Anachronox with the rest of the story.
Please be HD Anachronox with the rest of the story.
Please be HD Anachronox with the rest of the story.
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Re: Evening Interviews
Dec 4, 2014, 08:15
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Re: Evening Interviews Dec 4, 2014, 08:15
Dec 4, 2014, 08:15
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 04:15:
Or are you one of those guys who goes, well fuck it she wore that short skirt the dirty whore had it coming to her....

There's a time and place for everything. Short skirts and titty shirts = club, not office, or at least not in an office where you expect to be treated and seen as a professional. No, it doesn't have to be some puritan outfit or a ultra modest suit. But seriously, I've seen strippers on cam sites charge money to get their shirts open that much. Really though, could she have chosen a tighter shirt?

I understand you want to defend the idea of personal expression free from judgement but it's impossible for that shirt to button above her breasts. Maybe you should actually LOOK at the ACTIONS instead of just reading about them, it'll save you 1000 words after all.

Situations like this will always remind me of an old manager. HE was against a dress code for the management level of the call center. HE wanted to be able to keep coming into work with Ugg boots and khakis and a giant t-shirt like all the cool hip-hop dudes. HE kept dropping lines about 'doing it / getting it done like a baws' but couldn't understand why no one took him seriously as a boss. He looked and acted like every entry level person tethered to a phone but expected special recognition on sight. I'm certain swapping out the oversized t-shirts for some button up shirts (and not even tucking them in) would have resulted in substantially more recognition. But no.... the ideal should never be compromised.

Non-verbal communication through wardrobe goes a long way, especially in the workplace. I was his subordinate and had to explain this to him - it was futile. He kept doing what he wanted and ignored what needed to happen to get the results he felt he deserved.

Like a brat.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 2, 2014, 15:36
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Re: Op Ed Dec 2, 2014, 15:36
Dec 2, 2014, 15:36
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 14:22:
Hahahahaha it will still be the same hooks and yaughts I predicted last year.

Dude... spell it with me - Y-A-C-H-T - yacht. For someone who keeps using the word you should really learn how to spell it correctly once and for all.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 2, 2014, 13:20
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Re: Op Ed Dec 2, 2014, 13:20
Dec 2, 2014, 13:20
 
I'm reminded of this quote from Civilization 4:

"The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy."

Only it's about fund raising in this case.
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M
Dec 1, 2014, 15:45
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M Dec 1, 2014, 15:45
Dec 1, 2014, 15:45
 
nin wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 08:57:
panbient wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 08:13:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 20:28:
- The Javelin destroyer sale at $2500 per ship.

Suddenly I really don't feel so bad about having spent the same amount of money on a drum kit to use in Rock Band 3. Plus I can still use it outside of the game too.

A hobbys a hobby. How much is a new set of golf clubs? Or a rifle for hunting? We gamers are no worse than anyone else.


That's fair and all but the big difference being you can do something else with those hobby items. I could disconnect my drums from my ps3 and take them into a jam room, or studio, or even onto a stage if I wanted to. I know people who spent $2-3000 on making custom rigs for racing games including an actual bucket seat from a sports car. They use it mainly for Gran Turismo (and on a 10-12 foot projection screen it's freaking INTENSE) but it can still be used for any other driving game on their console.

Those golf clubs can be used on any course, or to fight gophers in any backyard, or for home defense. That rifle can be used to hunt, target practice, skeet shooting, overthrowing a totalitarian government, whatever.

These $2500 spaceships can only be used in Star Citizen. It's an extra piece to a product that still only exists in bits and pieces - and that's it. They can't twist it into anything else. And like InBlack said, that's pretty fucked up, especially the fact that they sell out in seconds. I understand that it's other people's money, I understand they have the right to spend it how they like. Hell, I even understand Pay2Win, but there's not even a game to win yet.

So yeah, I just can't wrap my head around the behavior.

I fear the eventual (and inevitable) backlash.


As for the console game thing, I remember paying over $100 (Canadian) for Final Fantasy 3 when it came out on SNES, and pretty sure Doom64 ran for like $129 when it released.
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M
Dec 1, 2014, 08:13
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M Dec 1, 2014, 08:13
Dec 1, 2014, 08:13
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 20:28:
- The Javelin destroyer sale at $2500 per ship.

Suddenly I really don't feel so bad about having spent the same amount of money on a drum kit to use in Rock Band 3. Plus I can still use it outside of the game too.

On a similar note, has anyone ever looked at the possibility of releasing Lego kits based on these SC ships? At least that way you'd have something physically tangible for the money you've spent. And I'm willing to bet there would be huge crossover appeal.
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Re: Defense Grid 2 Demo
Dec 1, 2014, 08:02
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Re: Defense Grid 2 Demo Dec 1, 2014, 08:02
Dec 1, 2014, 08:02
 
Slashman wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 23:12:
I don't understand the decision to remove flying creatures. That was a head scratcher.

Personally I hated them and I'm glad to hear they're gone. For the most part it just forced the player to add a single fully upgraded Missile tower to the mix, maybe 2 on the last maps. There was no depth or strategy involved.
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Re: Defense Grid 2 Demo
Nov 30, 2014, 17:14
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Re: Defense Grid 2 Demo Nov 30, 2014, 17:14
Nov 30, 2014, 17:14
 
Overon wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 14:57:
I hate the mouse controls move the entire screen instead of moving the cursor, was this done for consoles or something? The graphics are low resolution. I gave it an honest shot. The best part of it is the AI banter.

That's how the original plays. And yes, it's also available on the xbox.

Does the AI talk about raspberries again?
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M
Nov 30, 2014, 14:08
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Re: Star Citizen at $65M Nov 30, 2014, 14:08
Nov 30, 2014, 14:08
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 13:57:

But.. They've introduced pets!!! Get excited and donate more!

The real question is can I keep a human as a pet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H833o5lnB2E
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Re: etc.
Nov 29, 2014, 16:51
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Re: etc. Nov 29, 2014, 16:51
Nov 29, 2014, 16:51
 
I'm disappointed there was no mention of the Pac-Man and Galaga DX remakes. Those a perfect examples of how you modernize a truly retro game.
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Re: Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon
Nov 26, 2014, 13:56
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Re: Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon Nov 26, 2014, 13:56
Nov 26, 2014, 13:56
 
... and not a single frame of gameplay.

Wonderful trailer. Simply wonderful.

I saw some early reviews that called it Panzer Corps in the 40k universe. It's not for people interested in flashy effects and eye candy.

Personally I'm intrigued but I'm also going to be waiting for a bigger sale and reviews more substantial than first impressions. It does seem to have the potential for a significant amount of depth beneath it's 'simple' graphics.
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Re: Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed
Nov 24, 2014, 16:16
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Re: Star Citizen FPS Health Detailed Nov 24, 2014, 16:16
Nov 24, 2014, 16:16
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 15:47:
Has Warren Spector put anything good out since Deus Ex?

And when was the last time Chris Roberts put out something good?

Freelancer didn't see the light of day until he was removed from the project. So... Starlancer? Or 3 months before Deus Ex back in 2000 (and now I feel old).
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