Jim Profit

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  1. I just listened to this episode now and looked up crowded cities, learned that it had concluded. that's about it.

     

     

    Conclusion

    We took one year to see how we could proceed with the concept. We talked with experts, companies and public institutions, but we had to conclude we have too few resources to continue the project.
    Furthermore, we couldn’t get a clear picture of what the effects would be on crows and the environment.

    It made us decide to end the project.

    We hope this project helped you realise it’s seriously time we fight cigarette filters and other litter on the streets and in nature.

    All the best,
    Crowded Cities

     

    Updated: December 2018


  2. There is no must-have DLC for CK2, although the complete collection is so cheap right now that you might as well get it + the Old Gods and any other of the new DLC that isn't included that tickles your fancy.

     

    the old gods expansion is definitely must-have if you are from norway, or scandinavia/iceland. or, I guess also if you are from a number of other european countries. I don't expect no history/culture americans to understand. :lol:


  3. is that actually an insight though or hyperbole? did piracy ever actually directly and immediatly have impact like that? seems like they should be trying to balance it between those extremes.

     

    I just don't see it. also the whole marketing situation surrounding this game, with them putting up a "demo" version of the game that claims to be a a cracked version and including tracking software to catch kids who pirate stuff out and generate some automatic headlines-- I just find the whole thing distasteful. the version they put up on piratebay isn't actually a real full version of the game, so no one who bought it actually pirated it, regardless of their intention to do so. it's probably hilarious justice for internet people, but maybe the developers should have spent that time and energy trying to get a proper audience for the game.

     

    edit: I just noticed ars have a thing about this up http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/piracy-or-baiting-the-thorny-legal-question-of-game-dev-storys-honeypot/

     

    they're forgetting though that the game the developers uploaded to the torrent site wasn't even actually the proper or a full version of the game. edit: what I mean by this is the version they're claiming piracy for isn't the version of the game they themselves are selling. there is no other way to obtain that version of the game than to download it from the torrent site, and it is significantly different from the version they are selling.

     

     

    While it's tempting to say 'it's that game that made a big deal about piracy while totally plagiarising another game'

     

    I don't really see this either, the plagiarising part. unless someone is directly using assets from another game it's really hard for me to say things like that, regardless of how close to each other two games might be. a ton of people have been using that against it. I saw a lot of pretty harsh messages directly to the developer on their twitter from random people, and that really puzzled me. I just don't get it. they're doing the same 'game', but they've also obviously made the game themselves, they're not actually using code or art from the other game, and they've added their own ideas from what I can tell.. so. didn't we stop categorising this kind of 'idea' evolution in games as plagiarism a long time ago? remember breakout clones, tetris clones, mario clones, doom clones? or the twenty to thirty years since then with the most popular game mechanics being "shared" among every single popular big publisher game.

     

    hm. don't know why I felt like writing this post to be honest, I am less than a little energized or interested by this game and its internet story. and yet  :blink:


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    holy crap. this is the best trailer I have ever seen

     

     

     

     

    Solar eclipse during takeoff.

     

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    wow.

     

    well. sorry about the huge quote. but these needed to be on the new page anyway. fantastic


  5. The RPS interview suggests that Night Dive will also be publishing SS2 on Steam. I'm not in a rush to play it either way (just got too much stuff I'm doing already) so we'll see what happens.

    or just go to the night dive website. it outright says they will release it on steam. but gog will probably have some time of exclusivity on it since they are actively trying to get games like that back on sale, which steam is not.

    (http://www.nightdivestudios.com/ -- 2013_02_10 Fear Me, Hacker: System Shock Franchise To Resurface With GOG/Steam Release)


  6. the complete nwn thing is still on gamersgate. http://www.gamersgat...nights-complete

    really annoying with the rights crap. games going up and down on the different sites. it's probably because atari isn't publishing those anymore or something. wizards of the coast is listed as publisher on gamersgate. wonder if mysteries of westgate isn't available anywhere anymore because of this? can't find it.

    edit: or actually, http://www.gamersgat...ies-of-westgate

    didn't show up on the search. atari still listed there


  7. Same here, really need to get around to playing Mask of the Betrayer. I've got all the NWN2 expansions, but only played through most of the vanilla game (not a huge fan, but definitely gets better) and the beginning of Mysteries of Westgate (which seemed pretty great, but not made by Obsidian of course).

    Also yeah, Alpha Protocol is one of my absolute favourite recent rpgs as well. Thinking about the rest of the Obsidian games, I think I own pretty much all of them, except Dungeon Siege III. Haven't gotten around to Knights of the Old Republic 2 yet, since I got stuck or bored somewhere in KOTOR1. I have this problem with a lot of their games, since they are sequels to other studios' games. I always feel like I should exhaust the initial game before moving on to the Obsidian sequel, so I never seem to get around to playing a lot of them. Hehe. This is definitely why I haven't played a lot of New Vegas, not played at all KOTOR2, and not a lot of NWN2 all in all.

    Anyway, just started playing Baldur's Gate 1 again. :)


  8. You people are crazy.

    hehe, calm down. we have different tastes. the soundtrack is a fact now anyway. so I will deal with it. just waiting for them to reveal the game is steam only, which I will not deal with. haha. but it's not that much wasted money for me anyway doing 40 dollars to this.

    currently $2,201,615

    40 mins to go on the clock