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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 15:53
Replies: 44
Views: 762
Posted By duerer
Am I the only nerd enough here to think about not…

Am I the only nerd enough here to think about not a saint, not a politician, but a game designer? Shigeru Miyamoto, perhaps? ;)
Well, idolization is a concept I highly dislike, but towards…
Forum: News Comments December 13th, 2018, 19:55
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By duerer
You know the old saying: there are three sides of…

You know the old saying: there are three sides of every story: yours, mine, and the truth :)
Forum: News Comments December 13th, 2018, 18:11
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By duerer
Ummm, working for MS as advisor on certain…

Ummm, working for MS as advisor on certain undisclosed topics for a while? ;)
Btw I've not said "Destiny budget" - I've said Activision paying 500M for Bungie.
Forum: News Comments December 13th, 2018, 17:45
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By duerer
FYI, Kotick's 500M was the price for the full…

FYI, Kotick's 500M was the price for the full package, that is:
- buying Bungie (the brand -->means: buying a bunch of Halo fans),
- buying Bungie (the company: an established team of…
Forum: Off-Topic December 12th, 2018, 18:18
Replies: 11,552
Views: 872,963
Posted By duerer
Trolling is an art, so at least do it right,…

Trolling is an art, so at least do it right, dammit! ;)



This one pretty much fits in the "Other Plans in the Near Future" point of my rant.
Speaking of Sony: they even discounted many PS1/PS2…
Forum: Off-Topic December 12th, 2018, 17:11
Replies: 11,552
Views: 872,963
Posted By duerer
Keep hoping… Porting certain old console games…

Keep hoping…
Porting certain old console games to PC is pretty much unlikely, because:
- most companies think that PC is the lesser platform in terms of revenue, so why bother,
- the original…
Forum: News Comments December 12th, 2018, 13:10
Replies: 42
Views: 1,220
Posted By duerer
YES, I'm all in for the single player, but…

YES, I'm all in for the single player, but honestly, I can't really blame'em for focusing on MMO - this is where the big buck is (theoretically).

Problem is, every third game developer thought…
Forum: Off-Topic December 12th, 2018, 12:54
Replies: 11,552
Views: 872,963
Posted By duerer
If you happen to have a SNES Mini (you may buy…

If you happen to have a SNES Mini (you may buy one on the cheap nowadays), some hmmm… not quite legal modding will let you play these babies on your 100 inch monster TV.

Also, I highly recommend…
Forum: Off-Topic December 12th, 2018, 12:49
Replies: 11,552
Views: 872,963
Posted By duerer
Currently playing Civilization VI on Switch. …

Currently playing Civilization VI on Switch.
Again, it is amazing, how well playable these 100+ hour time-sinker, hardcore games on this platform.

I sincerely hope that, despite the recent…
Forum: News Comments December 11th, 2018, 17:16
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By duerer
Mind you, Star Citizen is a blast to play with a…

Mind you, Star Citizen is a blast to play with a mouse… a SpaceMouse, that is! ;)

FYI: SpaceMouse (https://www.3dconnexion.com/products/spacemouse.html) is a full 6DOF controller, originally…
Forum: News Comments December 11th, 2018, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By duerer
Well, this is actually nice. Absolutely not…

Well, this is actually nice.
Absolutely not B&GE by any means, but looks to be a decent tps action adventure nevertheless --
- IF they can contain those unnecessary F-bombs the reveal video was so…
Forum: News Comments December 7th, 2018, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By duerer
My two cents on this: The First Part: a…

My two cents on this:
The First Part: a potentially cool detective mystery game, boiled down to Lovecraft clichés (if you are not a Lovecraft nut, you might love it though - for me, it's just…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 15:00
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By duerer
Well, me and my team did many times, and I saw…

Well, me and my team did many times, and I saw what you didn't: top executive persons tearing down the headset after 5 minutes of play and asking for a bucket to vomit. True story - we were able to…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By duerer
Unfortunately no. What you said is the…

Unfortunately no. What you said is the implementation in theory.
In practice, VR (and stereoscopic gaming in general) requires a totally different design, mindset, asset specification and…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 14:18
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By duerer
Must disagree. Been in a few VR developments in…

Must disagree.
Been in a few VR developments in the past, VR is…
- Extremely hard to master
- Expensive to develop
- Very limited, thus will never be mainstream.

Starbreeze's VR endeavor was…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By duerer
They did a few very interesting games in the…

They did a few very interesting games in the past:
Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay: a very decent movie tie-in TPS game that focuses more on puzzles and stealth than straight action.

The…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 12:30
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By duerer
Yup, after the IMHO disappointing other Cthulhu…

Yup, after the IMHO disappointing other Cthulhu game, this one might turn out to be good.

Frogwares has made some very good detective games in the past -- if they can keep their forte (piece…
Forum: News Comments December 5th, 2018, 17:53
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By duerer
Let sleeping dogs lie.

Let sleeping dogs lie.
Forum: Off-Topic December 4th, 2018, 15:39
Replies: 11,552
Views: 872,963
Posted By duerer
Blizzard, Blizzard scandal everywhere. So it…

Blizzard, Blizzard scandal everywhere.
So it is perfect time to play The Lost Vikings on my trusty SNES.
(btw: original cartridge with box and manual!)
Forum: News Comments December 4th, 2018, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By duerer
I think the logic behind chapters is to optimize…

I think the logic behind chapters is to optimize development costs.
They can secure funds for one chapter, develop and release it.
They hope to recoup costs from the sales of the previous chapter…
Forum: Off-Topic December 4th, 2018, 10:47
Replies: 68
Views: 1,300
Posted By duerer
In no particular order: Artsy Fartsy: …

In no particular order:

Artsy Fartsy:
Strawberry Fields - The Beatles
tied with
Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

Pop:
The Name of the Game - ABBA
tied with
Forum: News Comments December 3rd, 2018, 11:54
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By duerer
… and it took about FOUR years to finish it. …

… and it took about FOUR years to finish it.

Indie devs: do remember, that you MAY have great success, but this success won't ever come easy.

Max respect for the guy for making this gem,…
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2018, 13:06
Replies: 51
Views: 1,821
Posted By duerer
For me, it's complicated: Disliked: - the…

For me, it's complicated:

Disliked:
- the story in both - typical late Bioware stuff: supposedly "epic", but ultimately a boring, pompous turd with tackled-on, laughable "romances"
- the…
Forum: News Comments November 20th, 2018, 14:55
Replies: 20
Views: 1,194
Posted By duerer
So D:OS2 gets the NWN treatment? That is,…

So D:OS2 gets the NWN treatment?
That is, eventually replacing the (IMHO) mediocre-passable main campaign with much better modules by third parties?
Colour me interested.
Forum: Off-Topic November 19th, 2018, 17:59
Replies: 4,382
Views: 429,067
Posted By duerer
Well, the remake is very unique - albeit in a…

Well, the remake is very unique - albeit in a much different way than the original.
Hence I call it a good remake, because it does not want to "improve". It simply tells the same story in a very…
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