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midimaker commented on
2 Weeks ago
Every game procedural - No Man’s Sky developers Hello Games are publishing indiesEvery game procedural - No Man’s Sky developers Hello Games are publishing indies
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Last person on earth I would trust with publishing my games.
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1 Month ago
"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial"92 percent of Carmack’s hard drive was wiped" - ZeniMax respond to Carmack's denial
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It's been a hard week or two, sounds like Carmack needs to stay away from the computer for a while.
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2 Months ago
Elite devs sue Atari over $2.2 million unpaid RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 royaltiesElite devs sue Atari over $2.2 million unpaid RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 royalties
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"We have so far been denied our contractual right to audit by Atari, and we are unfortunately left with no other way to resolve our concerns."

Cannot agree more, if there are contractual rights to an audit and Atari are unwilling to uphold its side of the contract then what option is left.
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3 Months ago
Star Citizen dumps CryEngine four years into development, moves to Lumberyard for 2.6Star Citizen dumps CryEngine four years into development, moves to Lumberyard for 2.6
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Sounded like the switch was quite smooth and it looks like it should only be of benefit in the long run, although it'll be interesting if they can get Amazon to work on the scale that they want.Reply
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That's not anything close to reality. The switch is waving the white flag. Roberts' greed has destroyed this project.

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4 Months ago
Frontier assure they are fighting Elite combat logging after community proves failure to deal with exploitFrontier assure they are fighting Elite combat logging after community proves failure to deal with exploit
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They have this at the moment if you log out using the menu (it's a 15 second timer when in combat) but due to the P2P nature of player interaction I'm not sure it would work with cable pullers or task killers.

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They restrict "logging out" through the menu, but they don't restrict dc/closing application. If you were to alt-f4 E:Dangerous then your ship disapears from space instantly, weather or not your in combat. The way I suggest Frontier counter this is by keeping your ship in that space even if you dc (i.e. the same way Eve Online works).

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4 Months ago
Star Citizen's biggest ships featured in new trailer, Idris frigate nearly ready to launchStar Citizen's biggest ships featured in new trailer, Idris frigate nearly ready to launch
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CIG, always talking about stuff that's "coming soon".
Would be nice if they did a trailer to coincide with a release for once...
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5 Months ago
Star Citizen doc shows how bugs and scope led to Squadron 42 demo being pulled from CitConStar Citizen doc shows how bugs and scope led to Squadron 42 demo being pulled from CitCon
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Must be soul destroying to put in all that work and have it count for nothing.

I feel this demo thing that CR likes to do is a pile of crap anyway, it's a huge amount of work for something that doesn't even represent the game at this time and that effort could clearly be better spent elsewhere.

I felt this video was a bit of a "don't be mad, look at poor old us" video.Reply
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This video was actually released to put in perspective to fans that, even though yes it sucked to pull the demo at the last minute, there were reasons.


It also highlights that the work put into the Squadron 42 demo wasn't for nothing. They got passed a lot of blockers and just a lot of work done in general because of the big push for Citizen Con.


Still, I feel for them...all that work, and then no one gets to see it. Those tired eyes!

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6 Months ago
Star Citizen right not to ape “basic, bare minimum” approach of Elite: Dangerous, claims Chris RobertsStar Citizen right not to ape “basic, bare minimum” approach of Elite: Dangerous, claims Chris Roberts
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Just because he did that in the past doesn't really excuse his comments from being any less obnoxious now. There seems to be a spate of them recently and it just seems churlish. Most of the time he's wrong so it sounds uneducated as well as being unprofessional.

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You can have your opinions on whether or not his actions in the past outweigh his comments as of late. I'm just trying to paint the other side of the picture which this article does not mention.

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6 Months ago
Star Citizen right not to ape “basic, bare minimum” approach of Elite: Dangerous, claims Chris RobertsStar Citizen right not to ape “basic, bare minimum” approach of Elite: Dangerous, claims Chris Roberts
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I think there was a bit more than just "trading and earning new ships" in Elite when it launched. Pretty dismissive and arrogant to claim that was all it was. I don't understand people like Chris Roberts who have to dig at other people's stuff to make their own sound better.Reply
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To be fair, that's all the article quoted him at. Roberts has gone on the record of saying Elite is both a great space sim and a helpful revitalization of the space sim genre, on top of openly promoting the game through an announcement on the Star Citizen website. The only digging at other people's stuff he's doing is to get other games, including several indie space games, into the spotlight, often doing so much like he did with Elite by openly announcing it on the Star Citizen website. Heck, he's even promoted past employees' new endeavors into their games, some of which aren't even space related!

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midimaker replied to 7 questions on the Star Citizen Review
1 Year ago
Star Citizen review snippet Does the setting of Star Citizen feel original?
Not at all, it's pulling so many things from so many sci-fi games, films, books and tv shows that has gone before it. Virtualy zero originality.
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