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Video Game News and Miscellany

Discussion in 'Games & More' started by figmentPez, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. SpecialKO

    SpecialKO Be happy

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    Eh, only if the stock price doesn't re-bound. This has happened before.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    You could replace “Star Control” with a LOT of other games.

    —Patrick
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    I knew this fucking Matrix bullshit world would fuck it up somehow.
     
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    Is that like the budgetary commission side of Star Wars?
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    I can already tell there's going to be a deluge of Might No 9 comparisons.

    Not a huge fan of 2.5D in sidescrollers, sprite based sidescrollers always control better.
     
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    @PatrThom Comtrol, like Comptroller
     
  8. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Ah! Didn’t realize I’d misspelled.
    This is what happens when you type with your thumbs (tablet).

    —Patrick
     
  9. ThatNickGuy

    ThatNickGuy Author. Cyclist. Yogi. Goofball.

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    I hope this doesn't make me cry like an anime fan on prom night.

    (That's not a "Nick's prom night" joke, by the way.)
     
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  10. Zappit

    Zappit He can draw.

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    Thank you, Lord! It's a new Mega Man game!
     
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    Zero Esc Halforums Asshole Assessment Division

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    It'll make you cry like Nick on anime prom nerd.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    Zero Esc Halforums Asshole Assessment Division

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    Why does it look so amateurish?
     
  14. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    I imagine Ford and Reiche are crusty as fuck based on the years of them getting fucked on Star Control rights to begin with.
     
  16. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    That, and given the story behind the original creation of Star Control 2 (that was described in the manual addendum text file that came with the game), they've never exactly been dependable, professional, or diligent.
     
  17. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Uh oh.
    Hope I remembered to download the games before they’re pulled.

    —Patrick
     
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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 has received another patch. Like the last patch, this one fixes a bunch of stuff and adds a bunch of quality-of-life improvements, but also like the last patch it breaks almost as many things as it fixes. The DoS subreddit is full of reports of new bugs.

    Also I don't see any mention of my bug of being unable to talk to spirits being fixed, so I'm not jumping back in yet.
     
  19. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    This baffles me.. I mean, I played through the game twice - once with Terrik, Dei and Snuffles, and once on my own - and didn't run into any truly gamebreaking bugs. I mean, sure, there were some broken quests and such we didn't get to finish because the NPC just never showed up, and once or twice the game carried on as if we had done choice X when we did choice Y, but at least the game was playable and finishable!
     
  20. Dei

    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    Except for that one time that we couldn't let Terrik get the spirit eating ability because it made the game get stuck, or the time we had to reload an old save because if you didn't do certain things in a precise order the game assumed you didn't do it at all, and I only found out about it because it happened to my single player game first.
     
  21. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Well, the first thing was because terrik wasn't logged into the game, and so technically he wasn't a godwoken anymore. Besides, there was a workaround for that - the thingy in the academy that taught it to him later.
     
  22. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Aaand the continuing drama of the Star Control brouhaha.

    https://www.bluesnews.com/s/186090/the-battle-for-star-control-continues

    A post on GOG.com by Stardock's Brad Wardell adds a twist to the Star Control brouhaha which recently bubbled up (thanks Rollory). Stardock and Fred Ford and Paul Reiche III are engaged in a dispute over what aspects of the series are actually owned by which entity. Stardock purchased the game's name (at the very least) in 2013 as part of an Atari fire sale, but Reiche and Ford claimed they possessed the rights to sell the original two DOS Star Control games they co-developed. This morning we reported that Paul and Fred (aka Toys for Bob) claimed they removed the sci-fi action/strategy series from GOG.com of their own volition (no wait, that was a different fire sale) as a maneuver in this battle. Now Wardell says Stardock actually instigated the removal of the Star Control games so they could sell them there themselves, and in a later post the Stardock CEO says the games are now back on GOG.com being sold by Stardock, which lends credibility to his side of the story. Here's the post that preceded the reappearance of the series:

    Paul and Fred have provided no documentation whatsoever, not even an email, to back up their claim regarding Atari. If they had, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

    However, upon learning that Paul and Fred were the ones who set up the agreement with GOG, we informed them that they needed to take it down as they do not, and have never had the right, to sell or distribute Accolade (and now Stardock) Star Control games. We informed GOG of this change last week.

    We have a great deal of respect for Paul and Fred as the designers of Star Control I and II. However, until they can back up their claims that the IP they licensed for Star Control I and II has actually expired with some sort of documentation we are not inclined to discontinue their sale and distribution as long as the fan community supports this.

    With any luck, the Star Control titles will be transferred to the existing Stardock GOG distribution agreement and sales will continue. Paul and Fred will continue to receive royalties, as they have for the past several years, for the sales and distribution of the classic Star Control games.

    For those not interested in the original DOS experience, there is the amazing Ur-Quan Masters project which is free.​
     
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  23. Dei

    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    Why the fuck is that bright yellow.
     
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  24. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Probably because that's what color it was in the forum he copied/pasted and he didn't bother to change it.
    Our forum picks the BEST times to preserve formatting.

    --Patrick
     
  25. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    I copied it from bluesnews, which makes their quotations bright yellow. I forgot there are crazy people out there who don't use a Blackend theme :p
     
  26. PatrThom

    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Since when has it ever been right to NOT account for people who still use the default?
    You'll never get a job designing Overwatch skins with that attitude!

    --Patrick
     
  27. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Pfft, white-background themes are universally retina-searing. I am highly suspicious of anyone who doesn't flee screaming for the nearest dark theme.
     
  28. Dei

    Dei Always shooting Terrik

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    I don't trust people who think bright yellow on black isn't also retina searing. Also, for me, white on black is kind of blurry. :p
     
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    They're also usually the most compatible. Why you gotta be so overly photosensitive about it?
    ...I mean, I know it all just comes from a deep-seated need to change the world around you to fit YOUR vision of how things should look, but still.

    --Patrick
     
  30. Terrik

    Terrik Protector of Kittehs

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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Hey, you can trust some of us.
    Relying on us, now there's a different matter...

    --Patrick
     
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    I use a white background and just have contrast and color on my screen turned all the way down so it's dark grey on light grey. :awesome:
     
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