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  1. Rebel Galaxy - I was a big fan of this at launch...

    Rebel Galaxy - I was a big fan of this at launch and it's getting a revival now it pops up in sales & bundles.

    Perfect 7/10 ARPG-style shooty in space, with a top sound track
  2. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: Not really. Though I caveat that by noting I...

    Not really. Though I caveat that by noting I haven't played it in a couple of years so may have forgotten some moment of deep drama. But thinking about it, I'm not sure any 4X has provided me...
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    Sticky: It's good and does a couple of things extremely...

    It's good and does a couple of things extremely well, but it's not quite there. Definitely worth picking up for a quid though - Steam suggests I got 60 hours out of it, perhaps on the low side for...
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    Yeah it's really weird. I almost always include a...

    Yeah it's really weird. I almost always include a wiz of some variety, but I'm never quite sure if they're worth their slot.

    Outside of outlier cheese battles (ie. sieges) they generally end up...
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    And re High Elves and their aristocratic penchant...

    And re High Elves and their aristocratic penchant for dressing in silks and lobbing the odd spell from the back lines, far away from the ghastly, darling, smells and mess of battle - I do hope they...
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    Oh yeah, I'm not entirely sure you need the...

    Oh yeah, I'm not entirely sure you need the peasants, what with their smells and their warts.

    You kinda put some artillery in there because you feel you have to. It's not great but it's not bad....
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    Incidentally, just about finished up my Bret...

    Incidentally, just about finished up my Bret playthrough & plan on doing another endgame unit stack post at the weekend. I like it; it plays very differently to Empire and you almost end up using...
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    That makes sense, I'm plucking from my Blood Bowl...

    That makes sense, I'm plucking from my Blood Bowl knowledge as much as anything else.

    K, so questions/wild speculation - how will they play on the battle maps?

    I'm quite looking forward to...
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    Ahh, am not entirely up on the lore (though Games...

    Ahh, am not entirely up on the lore (though Games Workshop was one of my teenage Saturday jobs way back in the mists of time - grew up in Nottingham).

    Where are they with Norse in general? I mean...
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    If we're assuming the 4th race for this second...

    If we're assuming the 4th race for this second iteration will be our rodent friends, then DLC races for this expansion?

    Guessing Amazons, some jungle Vampires, not sure who else.
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    Oh god I really hope we've not just trampled on...

    Oh god I really hope we've not just trampled on your dreams.

    Look, do what you enjoy and it's never time wasted. If you can make a living from it, that's great. If not then you're still just...
  12. Thread: Space Sims

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    Actually.... fair point. And whilst I don't...

    Actually.... fair point. And whilst I don't consider it directly relevant to the ... disagreement ... I concede it's a point I'd not considered.

    I'll stand by everything I said in afore mentioned...
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    As this bounced to the top of the page again I...

    As this bounced to the top of the page again I thought it best I do the honourable thing and actually read some of our man's writing :)

    And it's not bad at all :)

    I am no worthwhile authority...
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    (former IT security bod, former by quite a few...

    (former IT security bod, former by quite a few years it should be noted)


    Unfortunately, not really. In a hard wired environment switches will do this pretty much out of the box (but again that...
  15. Thread: Space Sims

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    I would caution - strongly - against ascribing...

    I would caution - strongly - against ascribing uncaring wealth to strangers on the internet, as that can come across as really quite offensive when you know nothing of the sleepless nights your...
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    Games are 30-40 euros. Graphics cards capable of...

    Games are 30-40 euros. Graphics cards capable of running those games are 2-3 times that. On a global scale, yes that makes me, and you, and everyone else reading that rich. But relatively, we don't...
  17. Thread: Space Sims

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    I really don't think this is preventing...

    I really don't think this is preventing interesting "slow" games being made. KSP. Did it (past tense) limit imagination in game designers? Yes, quite possibly. But it didn't prevent more inventive...
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    I'm going to mangle horribly the Arthur C Clarke...

    I'm going to mangle horribly the Arthur C Clarke quote, something like "there are two possibilities, either humanity is alone in the universe, or we're not. Either is equally terrifying."

    A glance...
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    Accuracy in the narrative is perhaps an easier...

    Accuracy in the narrative is perhaps an easier sell than accuracy in agency?

    In a game the player expects to do something fun. Now for some people that fun will be found in realistically...
  20. Thread: Space Sims

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    Which, on the face of it, leaves us with some...

    Which, on the face of it, leaves us with some troubling consequences - either:

    (a) humans are the only intelligent life in the galaxy (seems unlikely)
    (b) humans are the only asshats in the...
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    Go deep rather than wide. Write about what you...

    Go deep rather than wide.

    Write about what you enjoy. You like games, but I bet you *really* like a certain subset of games, and you already have those games, or will budget to buy them as they...
  22. Thread: Space Sims

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    Oooh, now I like that, you get a free plot...

    Oooh, now I like that, you get a free plot McGuffin & can potentially add in other usage restrictions to paper over some of the more egregious time travel implications too.

    edit: Epic, can I just...
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    I suppose we're all able to accept a bit of hand...

    I suppose we're all able to accept a bit of hand waving with regard to FTL travel in games - the ability to rapidly travel to other solar systems is too good a game to give up just because some funny...
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    I did not know that, and indeed did not know who...

    I did not know that, and indeed did not know who they were - and yet now I'm avidly devouring the former's hunting grounds at http://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/index.php - it's like...
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    Walzing on in on yer established thread like it's...

    Walzing on in on yer established thread like it's no biggy

    (I can't help myself, it looked shiny)

    See two discussions ongoing: (1) Embarrassment of having 8" plastic shafts emblazoned...
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