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Signed On Jan 19, 2012, 18:37
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 13, 2017, 11:03 chickenboo
 
MajorD wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 10:58:
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 08:55:
In case anyone was wondering, Wildlands is a soulless piece of shit. Same shitty formula from Far Cry with outposts combined with the Ubisoft Terrain Generator 2.0. The world feels empty and pointless, much like your generic and repetitive objectives in it.

It is a bad game.

Thanks for the confirmation. My friend had a boner for this for months, it was all he could talk about as the next game he couldn't wait for, pre-ordered it and the whole shebang, but I had zero interest. I figured I would at least try the open beta, which I did, and that confirmed my decision. And now your post reinforced that.

Take note of when he stops playing and goes back to CS:GO or Overwatch or whatever his mainstay is.
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial
31. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 7, 2017, 12:10 chickenboo
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 4, 2017, 19:46:
Where have all our heroes gone? Roberts, Molyneaux, Garriott, Carmack

I think about the only ones left are Sid Meir and Will Wright. I'll have to dig out my copy of PC Gamer's 'Game Gods' issue from the 90's and see who else was on there...like Jon Romero. I guess we can thank the heavens above we still have Derek Smart, eh? Wacko

=-Rigs-=
Warren Spector is still here and working on a new System Shock, even if his studio isnt called "Looking Glass" anymore. And to be honest some "new" names like CD Projekt Red are now up there and very much kicking ass and taking names. Out with the old, in with the new !

Agree, it's just changing times. The original Tomb Raider was made with a team of 10 people! The latest one has all the bells and whistles of a modern triple A title, and hence, no one central figure to rally around as the design genius. I suppose the modern day equivalent of your Erik Yeos, Brett Sperrys, John Carmacks, and Bill Ropers, are Justin Ma/Matthew Davis (FTL), Chris Bourassa (Darkest Dungeon): Indie games, small titles, and small teams. I can't name a single person who worked on Overwatch, GOTY winner for 2016, nor can I name a single person from CDPR who made Witcher 3!
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Feb 22, 2017, 14:52 chickenboo
 
He's moving to Victoria -- maybe I'll see him around sometime!  
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News Comments > EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games
4. Re: EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games Feb 2, 2017, 11:02 chickenboo
 
I am in agreement with you. I like cheap games as much as the next guy, and being able to pick up Baldur's Gate 2 Enhanced for $6 from Bundlestars, or Doom 2016 for $24 during a Steam sale when the normal price in Canada is $79.99, is excellent and I've come to rely on a competitive market for keys online. But there needs to be a limit on who is able to sell games to whom. I shouldn't be able to buy games for pennies on the dollar from a Chilean website, where the price makes sense for the average Chilean. I'm all for cheap games, but developers and publishing houses need to make their cut as well, or they're going to resort to other tactics to make money, such as further microtransactions, shorter games with more DLC, less music, multiplayer only, etc. Everything we've been rallying against and angry about for the last two decades, the way the industry has been developing, will only accelerate.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 1, 2017, 10:57 chickenboo
 
In the not-too-distant future, next Sunday A.D., there was this guy named Joel, not too different from you or me  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 30, 2017, 13:05 chickenboo
 
Tetris The Movie.
Fruit Ninja The Movie.
Five Nights At Freddies The Movie.
Firewatch The Movie.

In twenty years after they've milked video games of all they're worth, they can move on to popular snacks.

Cheetos The Movie
Pop Tarts The Movie
Lasagna the Movie
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2017, 10:49 chickenboo
 
You've Been Wrong About Where the Death Star Trench Was for Your Entire Life

Clickbait title much? Of course the trench isn't the equatorial seam running across the Deathstar, that's where Tie fighters launch from and they have those huge anti-ship weapons. Dumb article.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Celebrates the Year of the Rooster
19. Re: Overwatch Celebrates the Year of the Rooster Jan 25, 2017, 10:44 chickenboo
 
I guess "Year of the Cock" wouldn't swallow well with the gaming community.  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jan 16, 2017, 16:44 chickenboo
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 14:00:
Or the first time you went into un'goro crater and realized, very suddenly, why people didn't like going there.

I love going to Un'goro Crater! That's my second favorite zone behind Winterspring!
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Jan 10, 2017, 14:33 chickenboo
 
Pretty looking games on this list, Kingdom Come sounds good. I'm excited for Battletech and Strafe, myself. Like most of us though, I have a big backlog of games to play, so I'm going to try to spend as little as possible this year on games. My collection doesn't need to grow any larger than it is, and I'm going to try to avoid picking up titles solely because they're on discount. It's like I tell my girlfriend: "Yes it's 25% off, but we save 100% if we don't buy it!"  
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
18. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 11:40 chickenboo
 
Personally, I think eventually all gaming will be cloud-hosted. We already have MMOs like WoW or EQ which depend on user actions on their home PC being registered by the server instantaneously, so latency from user commands already shouldn't be an issue. I feel like, eventually, our Steam library will be a list of games we have access to from a server location, and we won't install them: Steam or whatever service will send us the visuals and audio to our system which can now be cheaper and rather bare bones. Think of the knock-on effects: hard drive sizes won't matter as much for gamers since we won't be installing anything; with less money spent on expensive components, we will have more money to spend on flashy keyboards and peripherals; game ownership will come further into question as we are given the right to stream a game-as-service for a limited period of time, with no right to the code, further protecting corporate IP. Mods would disappear unless you buy a Home Copy which you install and play yourself, which can be modded, since you won't be able to mod streamed games.

Scary stuff, really.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 4, 2017, 13:38 chickenboo
 
I might actually give it a try. I've had the WOW itch for quite a while now. Probably after a few play sessions I'll realize I don't want to spend my free time grinding slowly to level 40 for the first mount, and I'll go back to more productive things.  
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News Comments > Global Virtual Reality Association Formed
3. Re: Global Virtual Reality Association Formed Dec 8, 2016, 13:28 chickenboo
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 13:25:
Cutter wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 13:04:
If you want VR to take off make an open source compatible format everyone can use.

and make a killer app

Make sure it's appropriately disruptive
 
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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, "We’re 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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