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CursedNaruto responded to Dominic Tarason's comment in
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Decksplash didn’t have 100,000 players last week, so now its developers are moving onDecksplash didn’t have 100,000 players last week, so now its developers are moving on
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As opposed to the alternative of bankrupting the studio by pouring time and resources into developing a retail game that nobody would even play for free?

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And your point was not every one is gonna hear of a game straight away so yeah they are childish and immature you don't get anywhere without trying simple math you do understand math right do nothing 100% nothing will happen but wait so something and 50% something good or bad will happen another example tell the truth and PC gamers will throw a paddy like a toddler it's just simple math

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5 Months ago
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's already-delayed release slips again due to technical issuesYs VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana's already-delayed release slips again due to technical issues
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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Delay

"the root cause of the problems is an early assumption that the PS4 version of the game could be ported quickly and easily to PC without altering the base code"

LOL what? Asian coders, come on. I'm not racist, I don't like making blanket statements or generalizing, but .. There's no denying it's a trend with them. Take a look at any Korean MMO.
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Given that it's being ported by NIS America, I think we can just chalk this up to corner-cutting. Meanwhile, XSeed's powerhouse coder is planning more upgrades for years-old games.


It's like Goofus and Gallant, only Goofus is a much larger, theoretically better-equipped entity.

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6 Months ago
Obsidian's new RPG won't be out until at least Q2 2019, and won't contain any loot cratesObsidian's new RPG won't be out until at least Q2 2019, and won't contain any loot crates
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Opinion on Alpha Protocol is wildly variable. Personally, I loved it in spite of its technical and balance issues and absolutely want to see more short-form (but highly replayable) RPGs like that. It's only about 10 hours long, but it took people *years* to see all the possibilities in it.

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Yeah there were serious balancing issues (not to mention limited activations and broken patches) but it is still one of my favorite games ever. No other RPG I've played adapts to your choices as well.

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cpt.fantastic responded to Dominic Tarason's comment in
6 Months ago
Alientrap's underrated mech-suit roguelite Cryptark is getting an FPS sequel: GunheadAlientrap's underrated mech-suit roguelite Cryptark is getting an FPS sequel: Gunhead
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If it's anything like the original (And judging from the map screen in the trailer, that's the direction they're going), it'll be a lot more technical than that. Each ship will gradually wear you down through attrition unless you carefully pick off security subsystems to open up a safer route to the core. You'll want to shut down the self-repair system first, otherwise it'll fix the drone factory when you blow that up, which is defended by the alarm system somewhere else, which is behind a door managed by the security terminal in another direction, etc etc.

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That's why I said "based on the trailer". Trailer looked nothing like the first game.

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Dominic Tarason responded to WhiteCrow comment in
7 Months ago
Indies In Development: This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturdayIndies In Development: This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday
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I'm not sure what I could get out of Astrokill considering Everspace exists. It does look fantastic though.
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They're very, very different games. Everspace is much more in the vein of Freelancer. lightweight 'put crosshair on target, watch HP drain' combat. Astrokill is more like a tactical shooter in space. It feels a lot heavier and more mechanical.

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Dominic Tarason responded to cpt.fantastic comment in
8 Months ago
STALKER-like F2P shooter Survarium adds its first cooperative PvE story mission in v0.50STALKER-like F2P shooter Survarium adds its first cooperative PvE story mission in v0.50
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I thought this was totally trashed in the customer reviews?
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Mostly due to the fact that it was a team-based arena shooter based on STALKER until recently. They're one large step closer to it being the game people wanted so much now.


Here's hoping it's not too much longer until the free-roam mode is out.

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8 Months ago
Steve Jackson Games’ Ogre launches on Steam, bringing the classic tabletop game to PCSteve Jackson Games’ Ogre launches on Steam, bringing the classic tabletop game to PC
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While not official and definitely not nearly as automated as I would have liked, I've played one made for Tabletop Simulator. Next best thing.

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I've really tried to get into tabletop simulator, I'll be fair it was a couple years ago or so, but It seemed like too much work.


I mainly wanted it to avoid setup for Pathfinder ACG. But then a digital version of that appeared by Obsidian. :)


Maybe I should take another peek at it since it's been a while.

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8 Months ago
Left Alive: release date, trailers, gameplay, setting, Wanzers - everything we knowLeft Alive: release date, trailers, gameplay, setting, Wanzers - everything we know
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It's the same artist, so that's not too surprising.

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Well, that explains it! :)

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8 Months ago
Charity speedrun event AGDQ 2018 starts this weekendCharity speedrun event AGDQ 2018 starts this weekend
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First GDQ to my knowledge without at least one of the Dark Souls trilogy in its roster. That title is the one that got me watching AGDQ in the first place. Shame as they are always fun to watch. Would have loved to see a GDQ run through the ringed city (having to deal with PvP in the boss arena)
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They're shaking things up a lot this year. This is the first GDQ event without Super Metroid, which has always been a central fixture.

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Dominic Tarason responded to WhiteCrow comment in
8 Months ago
Indies In Development - This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturdayIndies In Development - This week's most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday
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Flynn: Son of Crimson just looks absolutely fantastic. It takes me back to the Saturday mornings of waking up, being glad there's no school, and chilling out with a platformer on my SNES.
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Rewatching the trailer, and thinking that the special thing about it is that this is how you remember SNES games looking, but they were never even halfway that detailed and well animated. There's art and animation there rivalling the best that Konami & Capcom did through the Playstation era.

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