Moonbender

Pirated games don't die

Moonbender

15 years ago

Apparently, idiots never die, either.
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Galactic Civilizations

Moonbender

15 years ago

Actual gameplay shots are on page 2. They look pretty bland, but of course, 4X games usually do.
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Xbox Live tops 50K in Europe

Moonbender

15 years ago

Lack of broadband in Europe? There's no lack of broadband in Europe anymore, I'm pretty sure broadband availability is about as high as in the States. It's not available everywhere, but that's not really anyone's goal at the moment.
There are more than 3.5 million DSL links in Germany alone, which is relatively (per capita) more than in the USA. (Of coure, DSL is more or less the only broadband link broadly available in Germany, while the USA have a lot of cable links.) Considering how Germany is more of an urbanised country than the USA, I'd venture to say broadband is available to more people here than there, but that's a guess.
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Fire Chief

Moonbender

15 years ago

I'm very pessimistic, but it's purty.
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TOCA competition winners

Moonbender

15 years ago

Right, I've not won anything since the awful Task Force dagger.

Well, I haven't won anything, ever, so kindly stop bitching. ;)
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OpFlash 2 on the cards

Galaxies gets tenth planet

Moonbender

15 years ago

This will possibly be great for people who like MMRPGs, but I see a lot of casual players flock toward this because it is Star Wars after all and they are in for a major surprise. The level treading mill will be in as it is in every single other MMRPG, and John will no doubt question the point of it all.
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Raven Shield hits 1.1

Moonbender

15 years ago

Played it last week with a couple of mates, co-op in a LAN. Best co-op play in a long, long time. I placed a breaching charge, two threw a flashbang, three took out the dazzled terrorists.
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Top Gun Combat Zones

Moonbender

15 years ago

This is what console gamers call a "flight sim". You know, like Flanker 2.5 and Falcon 4. It's also got more polygons than Falcon 4, so it's most likely better.
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Freelancer

Moonbender

15 years ago

Just to give some contrast, I thought Freelancer was terrible. Utterly horrible, 8/10 only on a scale where 10 means "sucks!" The space fighting was okay, I liked the controls although they are just a pretty shallow clone of Tachyon's - at least they're intuitive.
The story is line is pathetic, too, it literally combines all bad cliches into one horrible bunch, fittingly represented by totally cliched voice acting. What's worse, and perhabs my own fault, I frigging didn't want a story line owning the game, I was expecting meaningful free-form gameplay, which means interesting standard missions and lots of sidequests with small storylines.
The weapons are abysmal, with no variation at all, just the same three to five guns at various power levels, and the role playing, wait, there is no role playing.
The graphics are terrible, too, which is of course to be expected from a game with such a long development cycle and such low system requirements.

I could go on for hours, I was extremely disappointed because I looked forward to this game big time.
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Neighbours From Hell gets release date

Moonbender

15 years ago

*stares blankly*

...

Ohhhh!
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3dfx Voodoo 5 6000

Moonbender

15 years ago

Yes! Let us resurrect this ghoulish thread and start a new terrible regime of evil.
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Valve/Activision to release Day of Defeat

Moonbender

15 years ago

More than a year? Basically all games take more than a year to develop, no?
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Moonbender

15 years ago

DOD is great, easily one of the best HL mods - but this is still getting ridiculous. And I certainly wouldn't shell out any money for it.
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Worms 3D

Moonbender

15 years ago

Soldat is similar to Liero, as well. Kind of the Counterstrike version - CTF gameplay, "realistic" weapons. Great internet gameplay, at times.
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Railroad Tycoon 3 this autumn

Moonbender

15 years ago

Transport Tycoon was great, agreed. Industry Giant I and II were quite similar, and I thought at least the first one was quite good (never played the second one, I think). However, the English-speaking press didn't seem either too much - the Germans certainly did (it's a German developer). You might want to try it, if you haven't already.

As for Railroad Tycoon 3 - yay! I loved RT 2, I just hope they don't mess up in the transition to 3D. 3D can be great, but keep it isometric! Oh well. Sidenote, I played RT2, but RT1 was my worst enemy on the Atari ST. It was all English, and I didn't speak a word of it back then (I was, like, 8). Not exactly a game that explains itself. :)
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EVE Online

Moonbender

16 years ago

The beta has only just started, and with only 5000 testers to boot. They'll gradually raise the number, so you'll end up in it eventually, as will I.
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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Moonbender

16 years ago

Oh and do keep in mind this is for the PC version. No clue as to whether the PS2 version features the same music.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Eh? Good old-fashioned American rock tunes? The PC version must have different music, then, cause the tracks certainly aren't old-fashioned rock ... most of them are the kind of metal that seems to be in right now, which I don't usually like, but which does suit the racing athmosphere extremely well. And then there are a couple of nice electronic tunes. I actually ripped them yesterday (they were in some kind of EA propietary format) ... here's a track listing, if anyone's interested:

00 - Bush - The People That We Love.mp3
01 - The Buzzhorn - Ordinary.mp3
02 - Course of Nature - Wall of Shame.mp3
03 - Hot Action Cop - Fever For The Flava.mp3
04 - Hot Action Cop - Going Down On It.mp3
05 - Pulse Ultra - Build Your Cages.mp3
06 - Rush - One Little Victory.mp3
07 - Uncle Kracker - Keep It Coming.mp3
08 - Matt Ragan - Bundle of Clang.mp3
09 - Matt Ragan - Cone Of Silence.mp3
10 - Matt Ragan - Flam Dance.mp3
11 - Humble Brothers - Black Hole.mp3
12 - Humble Brothers - Brakestand.mp3
13 - Humble Brothers - Sphere.mp3
14 - Cykloid - ROM.mp3
15 - Bush - The People That We Love (Instrumental).mp3
16 - The Buzzhorn - Ordinary (Instrumental).mp3
17 - Course of Nature - Wall of Shame (Instrumental).mp3
18 - Hot Action Cop - Fever For The Flava (Instrumental).mp3
19 - Hot Action Cop - Going Down On It (Instrumental).mp3
20 - Pulse Ultra - Build Your Cages (Instrumental).mp3
21 - Rush - One Little Victory (Instrumental).mp3
22 - Uncle Kracker - Keep It Coming (Instrumental).mp3
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Earth & Beyond hidden by EA

Moonbender

16 years ago

E&B is crap anyway, so it's no loss.
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Battlefield 1942

Moonbender

16 years ago

Rawr, I nearly bought this yesterday (and in one of the battlefields, too, visiting my brother in Berlin ;), but I didn't have enough money with me. And just now the Asheron's Call beta went open, so I'm gonna be busy. (w0000t) :)

But I guess all is well, sounds like the game will still be played in a month or two, and by then the netcode and other buggy parts will hopefully be fixed. I liked the demo a lot, although I did feel like the game wasn't polished enough, somehow - it all was a little bit rough. Maybe the UT demo spoiled me.
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X02: Complete Coverage

Moonbender

16 years ago

Yes absolutely facinating stuff, how about those patches for insert name of game here.

Patches are a good thing, I wouldn't want to use a system without them. Patches are what made the 35 I paid for Half-Life worth easily 10 to 20 times their money. Not to mention that patches are simply a necessity to any online game. You know, online, that's the place where you play games with more than 4 people.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Well, I didn't intend to blame or critisize anyone for reporting all the X02 rubbish, I'm quite sure it's necessary, but it's still boring. :)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Razz ... wasn't referring to your video, but rather to the X02 rubbish dominating the site.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Boooring!
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Earth And Beyond

Moonbender

16 years ago

Well, it's shipping now in the USA, I'd assume it won't be long till it's available in Europe as well, although of course you never know, especially with MMRGPs.
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X02: Xbox Live European launch details

Moonbender

16 years ago

Thanks Razz.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

I'm referring to the photo of a pie chart on Razz's link.

Ah, I see. Couldn't access today, but I vaguely remember seeing it the last time.
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Medieval: Total War

Moonbender

16 years ago

Well, I like it.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

I think he was referring Razz's link which is, indeed, a bit of a spoiler. And it's pretty much true, too, the story isn't the epitome of rationale, but the fact remains that I was totally immersed into and, frankly, horrified by the movie in spite (or ignorant of) all the alogical parts. I only started caring for them when I was save again, after seeing the movie.
But I'm a wuss, maybe real men aren't immersed and horrified. =)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Cheers Nem, Signs owns!
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Whirl Tour

Moonbender

16 years ago

Hey but apparently Visionary Philosophers like chocolate. I like chocolate. So obviously, they never err!
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Your IQ score is 136 ... yeah right, and not only that, but we can tell your Intellectual Type is a Visionary Philosopher. I'm sure my parents will be pleased. o_O
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Cube Summoned

Moonbender

16 years ago

:P
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Moonbender

16 years ago

It's plain HTML, ie <a href="url">pretty red link</a>, <i>italics</i> and <b>bold</b>.

And as for cats, a friend recently sent me this disturbing movie.
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Paris occupied by Germans

Moonbender

16 years ago

I only just got it after Gestalt added the "throwing" part. :P
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What's New?

Moonbender

16 years ago

Sounds like the two of you have the most exiting jobs in the world. :)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Well, I know that SAS is some sort of statistics software and not short for Special Air Service. :)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Nah, I don't really have a profession right now. :) I'll start studying computer science in a few weeks, though, where PHP will fit right in.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Yeah, that's PHP doing its thing. :)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

You're right, it didn't work with spaces, and sam was right in saying that putting a "+" where a space would be fixes it. However, don't do that anymore, the program now does it automagically, so it works now with spaces. I think. :)
And otto was also right in pointing out it's not case sensitive at all, fixed that, I don't know what gave me the idea.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Exactly, that's the problem. My script isn't smart enough to see that first bill wasn't you. :)
The scale of the graph was, in fact, buggy, thanks for pointing me there, it's fixed now.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

It should work for non-registred users, but there's probably some bug. I'll look into it.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Glad you folks like it. If anybody at EG wants to host it, that's great, it'd certainly speed up the retrieval. ;)
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Moonbender's one and only EuroGamer post count fetish! analyzer, when Microsoft Word just doesn't cut it anymore. Enjoy. And don't break it. :P
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Moonbender

16 years ago

I get 3273 comments by skal, and 5428 by Gestalt.
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Eurogamer appoints new Editor

Moonbender

16 years ago

Gestalt, Halo review.

Yes, well, I know, I was kind of kidding. :) People always said that Gestalt is only slagging off games in the comments to reviews of Halo, Black & White, Mafia, et al, but he's had his share of rave reviews - just look at his GTA3 for PC review.
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Moonbender

16 years ago

See? Gestalt never made a positive comment about a game in his entire EG career - now that's a cynic!
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Moonbender

16 years ago

Sad to see you go, John, although now I can finally hope for fair reviews of MMRPGs ... ;)
And hello to Kristan "?" Reed!
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UT2003 goes gold!

Moonbender

16 years ago

In fact they did adjust the gold version according to feedback, but generating feedback isn't really the point of a demo, anyways. But yeah, there will be patches, and I wouldn't want to be without them. Playing a static game totally sucks, in Counterstrike the days of new betas were always pretty thrilling.
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