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Tannhauser responded to QDP2 comment in
1 Month ago
BattleTech should be even more like Cowboy Bebop and FireflyBattleTech should be even more like Cowboy Bebop and Firefly
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Not sure if I should be ashamed to admit I've yet to watch Cowboy Bebop. It's style screams comparison to Samurai Champloo (an anime I absolutely loved) but it's sat on my list as a show 'to watch' for years now...
I take it as high praise you can hold it up against Firefly (still hurts knowing that Serenity was all the conclusion we get for that masterpiece..), will bring it up to the top of the list to remind me I do in fact want to watch it.
I guess I'll take 1 other note from this article; not to bother with BattleTech. If it failed where SciFi shows strive then it won't be worth the time. Thanks for the heads up!
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Battletech is a tactical turn-based game, first and foremost, and a space business simulator second. That's just how the Kickstarter was conceived. HBS have experience with RPGs and they wanted to focus on something else with BT.


The meat of the game is the gameplay, as it should be. The ship scenes and crew banter are there just to add flavor. Furthermore, developing your mechwarriors in a typical RPG fashion would run counter to a central design decision and lore theme: "meat is cheap". You are expected to lose pilots.


Finding fault with it for not being more character-driven like Firefly, excellent as that show was, is like complaining about a fast food joint's lack of organic vegan options. It's fine if you are passing on the game because you don't like XCOM type games, but dismissing it based on it not being more visual novel-like would be a mistake.

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3 Months ago
Out of the way Geralt, Ciri should lead The Witcher 4Out of the way Geralt, Ciri should lead The Witcher 4
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I don't see a single reason why Ciri would make for a good protagonist. She's an interesting character, but by the end of TW3 she's cutting down hordes of Wild Hunt riders effortlessly -- not to mention she's possibly also the empress. She's also not a witcher, and that means no signs, no potions, no witcher senses. She's a one-trick pony, gameplay wise.

Sorry mate I get that it's womens day and shit, but let's not get carried away.
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3 Months ago
Game devs defend loot boxes, call restrictions "censorship"Game devs defend loot boxes, call restrictions "censorship"
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"What are developers to do?" How about being COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT about the shit you're peddling? The legislation isn't aimed at "censoring" anything - it's meant to ensure that customers are better informed about what they are getting into. If you think that's bad, you can go die in a fire.
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3 Months ago
Dating coach issues false DMCA because YouTuber dissed his gameDating coach issues false DMCA because YouTuber dissed his game
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Lol. "Youtuber" with 16k subs? And he also brags about it, too! Way to go, champ. Looks like he's trying a bit too hard to pick a fight with someone better known than himself (not exactly difficult) and hopefully use the manufactured controversy as a springboard... which by reading this piece, he at least partially succeeded at. Get a real job, mate.

The only newsworthy thing about this whole affair is that YouTube's DMCA system is utter garbage. Only... that's not really news, is it?
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Tannhauser responded to Anakhoresis comment in
4 Months ago
Battlefront 2 gets a jetpack mode and goes 60% off in Origin saleBattlefront 2 gets a jetpack mode and goes 60% off in Origin sale
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Isn't it technically not so bad to buy the game as long as you don't buy any microtransactions?

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A multiplayer game lives and dies by the size of its playerbase. So even if you "technically" don't engage in microtransactions yourself, you are supporting them, albeit indirectly, by keeping the game alive for those who do.

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5 Months ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
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"Larger mining outfits" still use graphics cards for mining? In the case of BTC it's just no longer profitable to do so, it's ASICs or bust. I would expect that to be the case with other cryptos as they grow. Looks like this "problem" should take care of itself.Reply
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I wouldn't hold my breath for this issue to fix itself. Once one cryptocurrency reaches a difficulty beyond GPU mining, another will always be ready to take its place.

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6 Months ago
EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"EA's CFO says Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot-crate debacle has been "a learning experience"
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Utter tripe. Seriously, current tech levels allow us to program bots that are capable of more meaningful conversations than the endless stream of PR-speak that these suits parrot every time. What are these hacks being paid for, exactly? Tanking the stock?

https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7hi2c5/we_have_learned_a_lot/Reply
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Well, at least he didn't call himself a "gamer". Otherwise, yes, it's the kind of empty words that are thrown in every direction at such events.

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