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News Comments > BATTLETECH Beta Plans
24. Re: BATTLETECH Beta Plans Dec 2, 2016, 14:43 chickenboo
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 13:30:
chickenboo wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 13:22:
Yup, we're all waiting for a fucking proper Mechwarrior remake. With VR taking off, the time is right. Fuck, can you imagine MW2 Mercenaries with a modern rendering engine and VR???

JUST TAKE MY MONEY

Indeed ^^ But this is one of these hopes that will never come to pass. The one hope we had for this, turned out be MWO....

Yeah, and I don't want online PVP. I want Mercs-style campaign mode, with fleshed out financial /inventory/mech/employee management, and moral ambiguity in mission outcomes. The sense of being a tiny fly caught in a hurricane of Inner Sphere politics set amidst the threat of Clan invasions, and the squabbling of petty Houses. Basically, MW2:Mercs but with more everything.

 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Beta Plans
22. Re: BATTLETECH Beta Plans Dec 2, 2016, 13:22 chickenboo
 
Yup, we're all waiting for a fucking proper Mechwarrior remake. With VR taking off, the time is right. Fuck, can you imagine MW2 Mercenaries with a modern rendering engine and VR???

JUST TAKE MY MONEY
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards
38. Re: Steam Autumn Sale & Steam Awards Nov 24, 2016, 16:00 chickenboo
 
Some of you guys need to check your privelege lol. If it weren't for Steam, Steam sales and the subsequent ballooning of competing digital delivery websites vying for my gaming dollar I'd still be buying boxed copies at the local EBGames for $80 a pop.

Instead I picked up Shadow Warrior 2 at 40% off which was only released two months back, and Stardew Valley for $10 which came out in like May, and Ori & Blind Forest for $9 when Microsoft wants to charge me $22 all year long.

And frankly I don't miss the flash sales, it sucked realizing the game you wanted to buy was on flash sale from 2pm-5pm on a Tuesday when you were at work or in class and couldn't buy the game, so you missed the deal and now you have to pay $12 when you could have paid $4.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
3. Re: Sunday Interviews Nov 7, 2016, 17:32 chickenboo
 
Your actions have led us here, my faithul friend. The Temple is complete, and we are about to embark a path of our greatest exploit. For now relax, and watch as my Netrunners dance through the web of cyberspace...
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for Linux
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 3, 2016, 13:16 chickenboo
 
Counter-Strike in all its iterations, Team Fortress Classic and Team Fortress 2, and Left 4 Dead 2 are the prime examples of the extensive post-release content support they provide. Other Valve games with post-release content support, but to a lesser degree, include Portal 2 and Day of Defeat. All their other games are continually patched to stay compatible with modern systems and to fix bugs/issues when they still occasionally arise. Honestly, it's hard to think of a developer that provides better post-release support, nearly all of it for free.

Thank you for your voice of reason in a sea of inexplicable Valve bashing
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront 2 Next Year
15. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Next Year Nov 2, 2016, 13:51 chickenboo
 
the EA CFO saying, "Were working very hard on making sure that is an extremely deep and engaging offering."

A spurious quote. CFO cares about the bottom line much more than he cares about making a product that will stand the test of time in playability. The entire company operates on pumping out sequel after sequel year after year. They have no intention of making something truly excellent, just "good enough to spur some purchases" until the next one comes out.

I've been reading this industry-wide complaint in magazines, and the internet, since like 1994. It'll never change. Guess I'll have to rely on indie devs for the really compelling titles (Darkest Dungeon, FTL etc)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Oct 21, 2016, 11:09 chickenboo
 
Finally picked up Westerado, I'd been waiting well over a year for a discount this steep.  
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News Comments > David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo
14. Re: David Brevik's New Project Isn't Diablo Oct 18, 2016, 11:19 chickenboo
 
But Mad Max with a Interstate 76 mod.... *drools*

hnnnnnnnggg... desperately want an I76 remake. Not necessarily a new installment, just a dev team to port it faithfully to a new engine. Keep the missions, dialogue, music etc.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Released
12. Re: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Released Oct 11, 2016, 16:22 chickenboo
 
Relax, people. For those who are big duke fans and want to support the devs, which this time around include the original guys from 20 years ago, $20 isn't very much money to fork over for ALL of duke3d, plus new levels, commentary, new voices, and a new renderer (maybe something like gzDoom and Brutal Doom?). And for those who don't want to pay $20, well, wait a month or two and GOG should have it for $12.99 on a sale.

It's $20, pocket change really. And it's not like you're getting a three hour walking simulator a la Firewatch.
 
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
12. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 13, 2016, 11:18 chickenboo
 
Honestly how many people do you think take their time to go to Steam, where they do not own the game they are reviewing, to review it for the benefit of the Steam community, which they are not part of?

It's like if you don't have a subscription to Netflix but still want to the ability to go to the Netflix website to leave movie reviews. Why would you bother?

If you didn't buy a game on Steam but got a key offsite someplace like humblebundle, you can still leave a review, it just doesn't count to the score, and your review would realistically only count for maybe 0.0005% of the total score in the end. People can still read your review. This shouldn't stop anyone from reviewing games they like other than those who want to influence the game's review score.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 13, 2016, 14:04 chickenboo
 
I think the record companies would like to be partners with YouTube. But its a little hard to call it a partnership when its so one-sided in terms of the negotiating leverage, he says.

This is the most ridiculous statement from the article, down at the bottom. Basically, the RIAA is unhappy if they aren't the ones with the negotiating power. The RIAA wants to be at the top of the food chain, but the distribution platform that is YouTube actually has more power than them simply due to the sheer size and volume of the videos they post and provide daily. And yet, creators and artists working for labels under the umbrella of the RIAA have been complaining for years about lack of negotiating power in the industry. The RIAA is simultaneously saying "We reserve the right to call the shots in bargaining agreements between labels, artists, and content distribution" and "We don't have enough power in negotiating with the content distributors! It's not fair! YouTube shouldn't be able to tell us what to doooooooooo!"
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic
27. Re: Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic Apr 5, 2016, 00:42 chickenboo
 
I definitely err on the side of "TF2 did this first", but I concede that is it possible that this game may in fact be good, and fun to play. From the Twitch streams I've watched, it looks slow and boring, and cliche, and uninspired. And the character designs... everyone is stereotyped, forced-comical, or coated in a thin veneer of ethnic flavor. TF2 was original in its character designs for this type of shooter, injecting personalities and banter and class synergies/rivalries. This is... it's like the designers wanted to make characters that would appeal to the typical 15 year old gamer. It's hackneyed, it's reaching, it's just so boring.

But I haven't actually played it on my system yet, and maybe once I do, I'll have a change of heart and come to like it. But right now, it looks like rubbish.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway
11. Re: No Man's Sky in June; Preorders Underway Mar 3, 2016, 23:31 chickenboo
 
They're really appealing to the sort of, Spaceman Spiff sense of exploring uncharted planets, and I can dig that. The game DOES look a little devoid of purpose though.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 15, 2016, 22:46 chickenboo
 
Sadly, I expect if they make a BG3. It'll be such a gutted piece of garbage that it's only redeeming point is that it should be lit on fire.

BG2 was an absolute masterpiece of PC RPGing. Its expansion pack was also flawless and added hours upon hours of content for the game. The odds of creating a BG3 to rival BG2 are one hundred to one, or worse! I mean, it would be gutted just in comparison to the vastness of BG2's story. And then there's the D&D 2E ruleset it used, I don't know much about 5E but if it's anything like 3E which I didn't enjoy as much, I feel like the game would lack a certain depth which BG2 had in spades.

If there were a spiritual successor, it could be better. Don't create BG3, create an alternate universe BG3 which creates an homage to the classic without trying to one-up it as a direct sequel.
 
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News Comments > Steam Lunar New Year Sale
6. Re: Steam Lunar New Year Sale Feb 6, 2016, 18:57 chickenboo
 
The cinematics sort of taper off mid-way through the game, because the player has the whole of Velen to explore at their leisure. Same for Skellige. I enjoy the cinematics, myself. I still haven't beaten the game and I'm really looking forward to NewGame+ and going through White Orchard again, but this time armed with all my knowledge about the game and combat skill I've gained.  
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News Comments > GOG.com's Games in Development Program
14. Re: GOG.com's Games in Development Program Jan 29, 2016, 15:29 chickenboo
 
They have a 14-day refund policy and a roll-back feature so you can play a previous version you liked better than a newer update. Plus, no DRM to speak of! This is a good take on early access. I still won't be participating, but it's a step in the right direction for sure!  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
33. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 12, 2016, 22:21 chickenboo
 
Unless you are living in Japan, I'm not sure that space enters that much into the equation. Remember we are talking about "gamers" here, not casual users. So in addition to the laptop, you will most definitely at least have a mouse. So you need a desk to use it on. Or at least a flat surface of some kind. Sure you can juggle your laptop in your lap, on the sofa, but who the fuck games like that? Not people who are willing to spend thousands of bucks on top of the line gaming laptops. And once you throw the external "GPU" from the article in the mix, what you get is basically an overpriced desktop, that can serve as laptop if you want. The space you say you will end up saving comes up to diddley squat. You don't end up saving any space at all, since that external GPU is sitting somewhere where you need to plug your laptop in.

I think it's more intended that you replace your current PC's tower, with just a GPU-in-a-case. Then you have your usual desk with monitors, mice, keyboard etc, and just plug in the laptop to the core. Or carry the gpu core, laptop, and steam controller over to your living room TV and hook it up quickly and you can game on the couch, or use a Steam Link, I guess.

They still need to address the dual core CPU within the laptop itself. Also, it's $1899 in Canada for the laptop alone. Extremely overpriced...
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
16. Re: EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions Jan 12, 2016, 22:13 chickenboo
 
I for one won't be subscribing to this, and I hope it doesn't pave the way for publishers pulling their titles from other storefronts (eg Steam) and cordoning-off their games into their own subscription services. Imagine that Blizzard, EA, Microsoft, UbiSoft, Sony, only providing access to their games exclusively through their own storefronts or via subscription services.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 16:52 chickenboo
 
When I first heard about this new "Gaming Core" product from Razer, I was initially pessimistic about it. Why buy these two items when I could buy a laptop with a 970m in it so I can play Witcher 3 ANYwhere without lugging a heavy GPU chassic around with me?

Now that I've reconsidered the reason for Razer to create this product, I'm more understanding of their intent. Take my girlfriend and her family as an example. All of them have laptops as their primary computer, none of them have a desktop. My gf, her sister, her brother, and her mother all use their own macbooks. They're happy with their little macbooks, they don't connect their macbook to a larger screen, they don't usually attach peripherals. They like simplicity. And they like bringing their computer with them around the house so they can do their work in the kitchen with the family, and then carry it upstairs to their room for private Netflix time.

This is the intended use case Razer is targeting, and not specifically mac users, but today's younger consumers who don't want a computer camped at a desk, and a second laptop for lugging around, and then having to migrate files and software between each other. Razer probably figures, today's consumer wants just one system in their life, and they desire portability above everything else. So why not create a super lightweight, powerful-enough laptop, with 4k display, chiclet keys, and enough CPU and iGPU power to do what they want on-the-go, but when they want to play Fallout 4, all they have to do is attach the GPU core's cable to their laptop, plug in a mouse and possibly a larger monitor/the-tv-in-the-living-room, and they can play their game.

So Razer has acknowledged and solved two problems here, #1 being performance for games when desired (using the core), and #2 being the "complexity" of multi-system ownership, by simplifying it down to only needing one system which can do everything - be portable, and be powerful.

Now that I'm seeing the ability of this system, it's really rather elegant. I wouldn't have to sit in this stupid desk chair. I could leave the GPU core next to my livingroom TV, and just plug in the laptop to that and to the tv, and voila, huge screen, desktop performance, and all my files have moved with me. I have no intention of buying one, however, curse you student loans...
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale Next Week?
5. Re: Steam Winter Sale Next Week? Dec 17, 2015, 13:29 chickenboo
 
Yup I'm with you there, I told myself in August, "No more buying games this year!" but frankly, there's only one game I really want to buy now, and it can wait as I have a hefty backlog of games to play. But for those who are just getting into Steam or have been waiting for a price drop, have at it!

I hope Steam does a mini game like they had during the Summer Sale. That was fun.
 
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