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Signed On Jul 10, 2015, 20:13
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
34. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 11, 2017, 13:54 Peter M. Smith
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:48:
It's a lot of fun. Probably... 75-80% faithful to the tabletop. Most of the changes I understand and agree/am fine with. Some I have issues with. Nothing is a show stopper for me.

What did you have an issue with?
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
7. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 10, 2017, 15:02 Peter M. Smith
 
Yeah yeah gameplay. I'm more curious to see how the lawsuit ends up.  
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released
5. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released Dec 7, 2017, 14:58 Peter M. Smith
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 14:51:
This is like the one thing this game doesn't need. Superficial variety. The last expansion pack that added AI races was pretty good. The game would be perfect if it added more variety that actually reflected in specific gameplay changes. As it is playing with most of the species in the game feels exactly the same with each playthrough.

The dev team is working on a gameplay expansion. I don't see an issue with the art team having an expansion to call their own. It's not like there's a great amount of overlap between the teams, so you're not dealing with a "rob Peter to pay Paul" scenario.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released
1. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Released Dec 7, 2017, 10:52 Peter M. Smith
 
Love the game, but I think I'll wait on a sale to pick this up.  
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News Comments > The Battle for Star Control Continues
12. Re: The Battle for Star Control Continues Dec 7, 2017, 08:58 Peter M. Smith
 
Numinar wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 23:59:
Havenít tried the Xcom2 expansion yet maybe that brings a bit more of that back.

It doesn't. It's still a helluva lot of fun, but in a different manner.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Next Month
10. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Next Month Nov 25, 2017, 09:56 Peter M. Smith
 
Numinar wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 19:02:
Why all the butthurt?

It's the Internet. People will be butthurt the minute you hit "Post".
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Next Month
6. Re: Stellaris Humanoids Species Pack Next Month Nov 24, 2017, 09:44 Peter M. Smith
 
MT Silver wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 13:54:
I dunno... Price is kind of steep for what you get. Just ten portraits? :-/

Plus the ship models, the voiceovers, and the music work.

But I get where you're coming from. Do I want to drop eight bucks on this? Probably not. But the great thing is I don't need to. I can pick up the gameplay DLC and skip the cosmetic DLC, as they're sold separately.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed
18. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed Nov 21, 2017, 16:01 Peter M. Smith
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:25:
Avoid any licensing issues by using established properties...

The fastest way to run into licensing issues is to use established properties.
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger Announced
4. Re: AMD on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus on AMD Nov 16, 2017, 11:51 Peter M. Smith
 
JSP wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 19:47:
Isn't it more waking the Lion? Traditionally China was described as a 'sleeping lion'.

There's a quote attributed to Mao: "In waking a tiger, use a long stick."
 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger Announced
1. Re: Hearts of Iron IV: Waking the Tiger Announced Nov 15, 2017, 11:10 Peter M. Smith
 
I'm looking forward to seeing if the expansion will include attaching air wings to armies, allowing them to automatically rebase at forward air fields. Combined arms? Yes please!  
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News Comments > Newegg in Hot Water
18. Re: Newegg Accused of Ponzi Scheme Oct 24, 2017, 14:31 Peter M. Smith
 
A Ponzi scheme requires new investors to come in, using their investments to pay the old investors. I'm not sure where we're seeing that with Newegg. Now Hong-Seok Park *was* convicted of operating a Ponzi scheme, but this issue with Newegg looks like a garden variety case of fraud.  
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent
12. Re: CD Projekt RED on Cyberpunk 2077 Progress and Employee Dissent Oct 16, 2017, 15:24 Peter M. Smith
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2017, 12:33:
But yeah, Cyberpunk sounds like they want to vary it enough to be endlessly replayable.

Can you imagine if CDPR went with Shadowrun instead of Cyberpunk? All that chrome goodness, but then throw Tolkien in on top of it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 12, 2017, 12:30 Peter M. Smith
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 11:17:
I'm not sure if soda taxes are a good idea or not.
In the case of Cook County (this tax wasn't enacted at the city level, it's a county-level tax) soda tax there was no desire to improve the health of the citizens of the county. Only the health of the county's bottom line. The first thing Toni Preckwinkle said after the tax was repealed was there would be across-the-board cuts coming, as the county was (if I remember the report from news radio) expecting $200m from the tax.

Even though I don't live in the county, I work in the county, so I was roped into dealing with this nonsense. I ended up bringing in my drinks from home and storing at my desk, rather than dealing with the additional taxes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2017, 15:21 Peter M. Smith
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 14:15:
At least there is no snow planet.

Uhh...Snowtroopers and an ice fox would like to have a word with you.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 6, 2017, 11:41 Peter M. Smith
 
deqer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 10:24:
The only reason I clicked "I agree" was so I could login and access my previously purchased games.

Please tell me if you ever go to court over this matter. I would love to see the look on your face when the judge explains to you what agreements mean, and the look on your lawyer's face when they get threatened with sanctions.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 10:45 Peter M. Smith
 
Fist bump on the proper Chipotle ordering etiquette.

*fistbump*

Still, I'm not sold on chorizo in general. Nor am I too keen on their queso, or at least I'm not keen on paying what they want me to pay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 10:24 Peter M. Smith
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 4, 2017, 10:10:
But Taco Tuesday was yesterday...

You restrict the days you eat tacos to one per week? Heathen.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2017, 09:43 Peter M. Smith
 
National Taco Day and National Vodka Day are the same day? The new Taco Bell Cantina is going to be *packed*.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 22, 2017, 14:54 Peter M. Smith
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:01:
Like anyone is going to notice HDR support on a phone, rofl.

*adjusts HDR settings on my Lumia 950*

Sorry, what were you talking about? I had to tweak some pictures I took of my daughter this week.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Payback System Specs
9. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2017, 16:30 Peter M. Smith
 
deqer wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 11:07:
Can an engineer explain to me why it's taking humans so fucking long to create bigger hard drives?

Why is there not a 10TB SSD yet?

I can pick up a 4TB SSD from Intel. It has to drop into a PCI-E 3.0 slot, and will only cost me $9k. I don't want to think what a 10TB drive is going to cost these days.
 
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