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News Comments > Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully
47. Re: Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully Nov 8, 2012, 18:49 Crustacean Soup
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 09:21:
Continuum's "corporate congress" is actually pretty accurate.

Off-topic, I really enjoyed that show's first season. The first episode or two were a bit hard to get into, but it grew on me.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
26. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 5, 2012, 00:18 Crustacean Soup
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 21:48:
Only thing I don't understand about Chilvary is that you wear these huge sets of armor, and still die in one hit...what's the point?

You don't. The big, heavily armored class doesn't get 1-shotted by any melee weapon. If I remember the damage values correctly, there's at least a couple two-handed weapons that can kill the light man-at-arms in one overhead hit to the head, but that's a balancing feature because he can dodge and a good player can keep just out of reach with him. It does make it a very difficult class for new players, though.
 
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News Comments > SMITE Adding New Mode
4. Re: SMITE Adding New Mode Nov 2, 2012, 17:02 Crustacean Soup
 
T:A runs great on my machine, and I haven't anything in the way of show-stopping bugs...

Not running 32-bit though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 28, 2012, 03:47 Crustacean Soup
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 13:34:
Boots faster? To the desktop or to a Metro UI start screen where you still need to launch the desktop as an app?

The desktop doesn't have to be "launched" exactly. It looks like it's always present once you've logged in, and Win+D or clicking the Desktop tile (or launching any Desktop shortcut) brings you to it instantly.

I like the multimonitor taskbar and all little minor improvements (task manager, ISO mounting, explorer changes, etc.). For only $40, eh, whatever. There really aren't any huge reasons to move to it though.

ASeven wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 18:38:
Even tablet owners will be hard pressed to find a good reason to go with Win8 when iOS and Android have been around for longer and have a larger user base and number of apps available.

I don't really see the utility of Windows RT (the ARM OS); it's got a tiny ecosystem compared to Android/iOS, I just don't see why I'd want to go with it.

Windows 8 on the x86 Surface, on the other hand, is something I could get behind. The x86 Surface looks to be essentially just a very portable netbook with a nice display and a touchscreen. I kind of want that. I can't really do any real work on my Android tablet, but on the other hand my laptop is too big an ungainly for me to want to take it anywhere (and I don't work on it very often since getting my degree; I don't use it as a desktop replacement).
 
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News Comments > SimCity in March
23. Re: SimCity in March Oct 25, 2012, 18:43 Crustacean Soup
 
I don't know, I'm kind of warming up to it. I wouldn't mind seeing what a co-op-centric city builder could look like. Yes, I'd really like to have a fully fleshed-out single player experience, but, eh...  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
34. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 22, 2012, 16:46 Crustacean Soup
 
Techie714 wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 11:55:
ASeven wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 11:08:
Glad to see Chivalry that high up. The game is awesome and is everything WotR should have been.

Agree! Chivalry is a pretty fun game. I played a few hours this weekend & loved it! I got it when it was on KS for 15.00.

Feeling the <3 . We're pretty stoked to be selling this well.
 
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News Comments > Medieval Mayor Announced
4. Re: Medieval Mayor Announced Oct 17, 2012, 03:47 Crustacean Soup
 
Pharaoh is right up there amongst my favorites. I really hope this one goes well, I've had a hankering for a good city builder for a while.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Oct 17, 2012, 03:40 Crustacean Soup
 
There's a Steam server browser issue currently affecting anyone who isn't on the beta Steam client, or hasn't played a game that's caused Steam to download a certain master server list file. Until Valve updates Steam to solve it, the fix is to either opt into the Steam beta, or download the file here or here and drop it in Program Files\Steam\Config.

That aside, launch seems to be going pretty well

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News Comments > Indie Royale Fall Bundle
4. Re: Indie Royale Fall Bundle Oct 16, 2012, 16:55 Crustacean Soup
 
The web version of Reprisal is free on their website if you want to check it out. The desktop one "has all the thrills and spills of the web version with enhanced music in super stereo chiptuneness, local storage and enhanced screen size. It also has unlockable Challenge islands which will be added to over time"  
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News Comments > No Terraforming in SimCity
43. Re: No Terraforming in SimCity Oct 13, 2012, 02:56 Crustacean Soup
 
eunichron wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 09:55:
That's what I don't get about most developers, that is, why they remove features from game series' that are essentially iterations of themselves. EA isn't the only one that does it, but for things like Madden (any sports game really), Sims, Sim City... there's absolutely no excuse for the removal of features, there should only be added or tweaked/fixed features.

When have the Sim City games ever been "essentially iterations" like annual sports games? Do you think Sim City 4 is built on Sim City 3000's code is built on Sim City 2000's code is built on Sim City? Or that the designs are even extremely close and never got rid of or streamlined anything? (oh boy, there are some Sim City 2000 fans who would take issue with that)

I'm concerned that it's too multiplayer-centric (I like a god/builder game to be in my own private sandbox), but that aside I'm all for shaking up the gameplay. I already got my fill of the previous Sim City games, I don't want them to just rehash them.
 
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News Comments > WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo
8. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 13, 2012, 00:58 Crustacean Soup
 
It does look that way, but in-game it seems pretty similar to Dirt, just without all the cinematic flourishes and fancy menus. Definitely not simulation physics. It's kind of like a low-budget, completely rally-centric Dirt.

Not too bad; I'd love to see a modern hardcore sim rally game though.
 
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News Comments > No Terraforming in SimCity
21. Re: No Terraforming in SimCity Oct 12, 2012, 00:59 Crustacean Soup
 
No problem with not having terraforming or subways. The multiplayer thing is the only thing that really concerns me; you can do private regions, but it sounds like the multiplayer thing is pretty ingrained into the game design. I'd definitely do multiplayer if it's any good, but I don't want to lose anything when I opt not to.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 9, 2012, 18:34 Crustacean Soup
 
I have no idea what to think of Forza Horizon. It's not as crazy over-the-top as the Criterion NFS games. It's not as crazy realistic as Forza 4. It doesn't have the cool cockpit mode / arcadeyness / damage that Shift, GRID, and DIRT have. It pushes the "xtreme awesome festival" atmosphere really heavily. It is fun and has a bit of Forzaness to the physics (if you put steering on Simulation; if you don't, it's horrible), the environments are nice, the dirt driving isn't too shabby, and I appreciate the silly car vs. plane event and things like that, but I haven't found something to grab me.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DCS: P-51D Mustang
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - DCS: P-51D Mustang Oct 9, 2012, 11:59 Crustacean Soup
 
Aero wrote on Oct 9, 2012, 00:09:
Oh, perhaps I should clarify for those that don't know. It's a simulation of the P-51D, but you fly it in modern Georgia, and all the other planes and vehicles are modern. So it's P-51's versus Su-27's or air-to-ground missions trying to evade SAMs and Shilkas.

I was wondering how it would work in multiplayer with the other DCS titles. I guess I have my answer: it's always in modern times.

Still tempting though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 9, 2012, 11:57 Crustacean Soup
 
Forza Horizon Demo on Xbox LIVE.

I'm crazy curious about this. Downloading.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DCS: P-51D Mustang
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - DCS: P-51D Mustang Oct 8, 2012, 20:43 Crustacean Soup
 
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News Comments > DICE Warns of Bans for BF3 Color Mod
23. Re: DICE Warns of Bans for BF3 Color Mod Oct 4, 2012, 00:10 Crustacean Soup
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 3, 2012, 20:13:
hahahaha "you made the game better - so we will ban you!"
The anti-cheat tools pick up things that mess with DX calls, it's not like they're targeting this specifically.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Sep 20, 2012, 21:08 Crustacean Soup
 
Urgh, Java. Big ol' security risk that is.

Also, see how long that site stays up before Nintendo notices.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 14, 2012, 00:34 Crustacean Soup
 
On a Nintendo console, okay. As an exclusive on a Nintendo console? Weird.  
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News Comments > Steam Big Picture Beta Begins
25. Re: Steam Big Picture Beta Begins Sep 11, 2012, 16:53 Crustacean Soup
 
Shok wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 08:14:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 21:03:
This is awesome right here. Games just need to support it, like Skyrim for instance, which still needs a mouse to get through the launcher.

Then get a wireless mouse. Seriously, I like Big Picture and all but I have a bad feeling about giving companies more of a reason to release crappy consolized ports.

No. I want controller support. Evidently, Valve figures others do as well, since there's this whole Big Picture mode right here. I don't have any bad feelings about giving companies more of a reason to make my Xbox 360 completely obsolete.

I've gamed on the couch using a wireless mouse; it's inferior to using a controller in that situation. It's less comfortable, it's far less ergonomic. If I have to use a mouse/keyboard, I'm using them at a desk; if I'm gaming on the couch, I'm using a controller. I'm not about to replace desk PC gaming with couch PC gaming (strategy games on a couch? Multiplayer FPSs? Hah), it's more about replacing couch console gaming with couch PC gaming.

Consoles haven't killed traditional PC gaming yet, and I really doubt TV-friendly interfaces will either. I don't care in any case, I'm just going to buy the games I want to buy and play them the way I want to play them.

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