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  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    DRM should go back to "word four on line six of page twelve" and similar.

    Those were fucking unbreakable before the internet.

    Although bad sectors were what stopped me playing Star Control II till 2008.

    Which I'm glad for: that game is amazing, and hit right as I was getting through original series Star Trek.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    DRM should go back to "word four on line six of page twelve" and similar.

    Those were fucking unbreakable before the internet.

    Although bad sectors were what stopped me playing Star Control II till 2008.

    Which I'm glad for: that game is amazing, and hit right as I was getting through original series Star Trek.
    A friend of my dad had huge binders of photocopied manuals. They filled a bookshelf in the study. Back then you had to dedicate yourself to piracy. And possibly spend more than the cost of the game.

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • SparvySparvy Registered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Thomamelas wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Thomamelas wrote:
    And what sailing game is this?

    Uncharted Waters Online

    Ellie got me into it the other night. It's a surprisingly deep age of sail MMO. I'm a Spanish merchant and I've got a caravel and I'm making bank shipping wine from Seville to Ceuta. Ell is an explorer, BeNarwhal is starting a livestock business, and Mojo is apparently peddling pornography in Genoa.

    We are all oddly peaceful for some reason, but you can also be a soldier and fire broadsides at pirates and explore lost tombs and shit.

    I see. Is it early Age of Sail or middle or later? Because I'd love to run a fast Schooner. Get it fitted out with cannon and a Letter of Marque.

    well, it's Japanese so it's kind of a muddle. You can run into Christopher Columbus and Queen Elizabeth. The selection of ships is all over the place. I've seen galleons, barques, junks, xebecs, cogs, caravels, and giant triple-masted first rates just in my time piddling around in the Western Mediterranean (you can go around the whole world).

    Privateering is totally a thing you can do, though.

    Do you know if there is anything in particular this game does better than Pirates of the Burning Sea?

  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    ellie is still around?

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Warning: Donkey Kong is not a real doctor Registered User regular
    Steam offers things like online delivery, ongoing support, integrated emulator setups for old games, and infinite redownloads in perpetuity. Even if you can't resell the games, it's a hundred times better than buying a stupid physical disc.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot WRIGGLY OMG WRIGGLYRegistered User regular
    Aaron has a Wii again

    Its tempting to bust out Wind Waker and see if its as good as I remember it being

    Problems, bro: It's my sister's (which isn't really a big problem, she'd totally let us play)

    The actual problem: It's one of those new black ones and while I thought it looked rad it turns out it's not compatible with gamecube stuff at all, which is complete horsedick

    On the bright side, we do still have your Gamecube lying around, just gotta find the controller

    get a computer set up in your room

    the first few summers that we spent together playing gamecube games and watching food network were some of the best times of my life

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  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    Steam offers things like online delivery, ongoing support, integrated emulator setups for old games, and infinite redownloads in perpetuity. Even if you can't resell the games, it's a hundred times better than buying a stupid physical disc.

    Agree.

    Steam is ideal.

    I just have a personal issue with the obliteration of the idea of ownership.

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda
    I think it's time we put you in a home.

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Morning [Chat],

    I went out light boozing last night at a non-horrible bar and walked away with Colbert tickets.
    Success!

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

    Fuck the Lost Woods, yo!

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

    Loading up Arkham Asylum and BioShock 2 with both Steam and GFW was "fun"!

  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

    Most the time those don't seem to do anything.

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Deebaser wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

    Fuck the Lost Woods, yo!

    North-West-South-West!

  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Warning: Donkey Kong is not a real doctor Registered User regular
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

    Fucking Borderlands! Not only are there additional layers of DRM and CD keys to punch in for everything, they make you sign up for GameSpy or some shit to do multiplayer. It's terrible!

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

    Fucking Borderlands! Not only are there additional layers of DRM and CD keys to punch in for everything, they make you sign up for GameSpy or some shit to do multiplayer. It's terrible!

    none of this is on the xbox version 8->

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  • ronyaronya Arrrrrrf. the ivory tower's basementRegistered User regular
    I'm glad GFWL seems to have retreated.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Deebaser wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

    Fuck the Lost Woods, yo!

    North-West-South-West!

    I wasted days of my childhood in that fucking forest.

  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot WRIGGLY OMG WRIGGLYRegistered User regular
    there's... there's a gender thread

    should i read it?!

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  • Donkey KongDonkey Kong Warning: Donkey Kong is not a real doctor Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Nerdgasmic wrote:
    Steam DRM only sucks when other companies include their own crap to make it suck

    like when you have 3 different keys for something

    Fucking Borderlands! Not only are there additional layers of DRM and CD keys to punch in for everything, they make you sign up for GameSpy or some shit to do multiplayer. It's terrible!

    none of this is on the xbox version 8->

    None of my friends own the game on XBox. Also, I am not paying any amount of money in a monthly fee to play online.

    Donkey Kong on
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  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    Origin already has 9 million members

    That's actually quite incredible

    Good job EA

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Deebaser wrote:
    Deebaser wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

    Fuck the Lost Woods, yo!

    North-West-South-West!

    I wasted days of my childhood in that fucking forest.

    I suppose you also got trapped on that barrel in Sonic 3?

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    there's... there's a gender thread

    should i read it?!

    Pastel legos are an affront to wymeninity!

  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    cass share your kitties!

  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Origin already has 9 million members

    That's actually quite incredible

    Good job EA

    I believe it's because they forcibly turned their games into killer apps for it.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Deebaser wrote:
    Deebaser wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Best Zelda games:

    The Legend of Zelda

    Fuck the Lost Woods, yo!

    North-West-South-West!

    I wasted days of my childhood in that fucking forest.

    I suppose you also got trapped on that barrel in Sonic 3?

    I did not play Sonic 3. However, I strongly believe that Puzzles with no clues did not belong in an era that had no internet.

    Deebaser on
  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    Spoiler:

    Oh god. Something like this would end me.

    EDIT: Seriously back catalog sales alone would pay for everything. Half the stuff I buy off Steam I do because people are all "this game is awesome and $5!".

    Make that happen with classics and 1080p and holy shit.

    If there was a Movie Steam that would end me

    But Netflix is a pretty close second

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  • deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric __BANNED USERS
    i just can't get into borderlands.

    it's boring and pugs suck or kick you for joining their public cheating sesh.

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    Origin already has 9 million members

    That's actually quite incredible

    Good job EA

    I believe it's because they forcibly turned their games into killer apps for it.

    And

    That's really smart of them to do!

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  • GooeyGooey Registered User regular
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    it is a fun game!!!!!!

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  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    i just can't get into borderlands.

    it's boring and pugs suck or kick you for joining their public cheating sesh.

    you have to play it with your friends for it to be really fun

    @nealcm @faynor
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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Origin already has 9 million members

    That's actually quite incredible

    Good job EA

    I believe it's because they forcibly turned their games into killer apps for it.

    And

    That's really smart of them to do!

    Like Disney going through their "give a tween a sitcom and a record deal" phase, just because it's successful doesn't mean I have to like it.

  • deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric __BANNED USERS
    Gooey wrote:
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    it is a fun game!!!!!!

    are clicking the mouse

    to borderlands

    or to frantically issue covered calls?

  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck that pennyarcade guy Registered User regular
    Gooey wrote:
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    it is a fun game!!!!!!

    you make me sad

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    Origin already has 9 million members

    That's actually quite incredible

    Good job EA

    I believe it's because they forcibly turned their games into killer apps for it.

    And

    That's really smart of them to do!

    Like Disney going through their "give a tween a sitcom and a record deal" phase, just because it's successful doesn't mean I have to like it.

    I like competition

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  • deadlyrhetoricdeadlyrhetoric __BANNED USERS
    Nerdgasmic wrote:
    i just can't get into borderlands.

    it's boring and pugs suck or kick you for joining their public cheating sesh.

    you have to play it with your friends for it to be really fun

    i don't have any friends.

  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a real man!Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    Sparvy wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Thomamelas wrote:
    Jacobkosh wrote:
    Thomamelas wrote:
    And what sailing game is this?

    Uncharted Waters Online

    Ellie got me into it the other night. It's a surprisingly deep age of sail MMO. I'm a Spanish merchant and I've got a caravel and I'm making bank shipping wine from Seville to Ceuta. Ell is an explorer, BeNarwhal is starting a livestock business, and Mojo is apparently peddling pornography in Genoa.

    We are all oddly peaceful for some reason, but you can also be a soldier and fire broadsides at pirates and explore lost tombs and shit.

    I see. Is it early Age of Sail or middle or later? Because I'd love to run a fast Schooner. Get it fitted out with cannon and a Letter of Marque.

    well, it's Japanese so it's kind of a muddle. You can run into Christopher Columbus and Queen Elizabeth. The selection of ships is all over the place. I've seen galleons, barques, junks, xebecs, cogs, caravels, and giant triple-masted first rates just in my time piddling around in the Western Mediterranean (you can go around the whole world).

    Privateering is totally a thing you can do, though.

    Do you know if there is anything in particular this game does better than Pirates of the Burning Sea?

    I honestly have no idea. What I can say is that the sailing feels realistic enough for a landlubber like me (you have to think about wind and currents and worry about stocking enough water and so forth), there's a surprisingly deep economy with, from what I've seen, hundreds of items that can be bought, sold and crafted, and it supports multiple play styles (I basically purely buy and sell, but it sounds like Adventurer characters spend a lot of time on land exploring deserts and lost tombs).

    As a game, I don't find it thrilling per se; it's more comfortable and relaxing, like sitting down with a game of Civilization or something. But that might be due to what I'm playing (a trader). The rare moment of excitement comes from when I'm running from a fight.

    The f2p implementation is good so far. I'm not being hit up for money all over the place, and the UI isn't covered in dollar signs. It runs in a window so I can do other things like foruming while I travel, which is nice.

  • DeebaserDeebaser Alpha Teemo Fake Board GamerRegistered User regular
    Gooey wrote:
    clickclickclikclcicklciclclcklicclkclicliclicciklclclclkclkclcickclcilcckik


    it is a fun game!!!!!!

    what game is this?
    I've almost unlocked everything on jetpack. I need a new commute game.

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    Borderlands is incredibly fucking boring without other people

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