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« Reply #300 on: June 21, 2014, 03:18:31 PM »

Haha, yeah it takes a little getting used to. I have guys still trapped in big orbits around the sun, I'm not convinced I'll be able to bring them home...
You're doing better than me.  I was pretty pleased with myself for getting a man into a steady orbit around the Earth...even if he has absolutely no fuel left Tongue


Anyway I've picked up a couple cheap games in the Steam sale so far that I missed out on when I was without a capable PC.  Currently driving myself mad with the excellent Spacechem.

Some of the rules aren't explained particularly well and initially it's not always obvious why a "solution" doesn't work, but it soon clicks.  Although the difficulty curve is probably as smooth as it can be without it getting boring and repeating puzzles, it gets hard bloody quickly.

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« Reply #301 on: July 19, 2014, 07:46:27 PM »

The latest Kerbal update has my interest.  Adding contracts gives the whole thing a lot more direction which I felt, much like early Minecraft, it was definitely missing.

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/content/295-Kerbal-Space-Program-First-Contract-Now-Available
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« Reply #302 on: July 20, 2014, 04:34:38 AM »

Yeah I don't like early access games because you burn out before the extra features are added. But I'll probably dip back into it to check this out, if not, I'll wait till 0.3 or something.
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« Reply #303 on: July 21, 2014, 12:04:29 PM »

Yeah I don't like early access games because you burn out before the extra features are added. But I'll probably dip back into it to check this out, if not, I'll wait till 0.3 or something.
Yeah that's why I stopped playing Kerbal for now.  If you make yourself sick of something you rarely go back to it even if there's a major update so I'm holding off until it has some structured challenge.

I got sick of Minecraft very quickly.  That was a couple of years ago now though so I think I'll give it another try when it comes out soon on Vita and PS4 and see what I've missed.
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« Reply #304 on: March 09, 2015, 11:30:54 AM »

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=404111723

Classic. PC Master Race alright.


Lost it at "Hotdad Miami" XD
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« Reply #305 on: March 09, 2015, 08:51:51 PM »

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=404111723

Classic. PC Master Race alright.


Lost it at "Hotdad Miami" XD
A great way to highlight the failings of Greenlight too I bet. 
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« Reply #306 on: March 10, 2015, 12:47:55 AM »

I'm all for it tbh. Velocibox is dreck and that's on the store, so... Tongue
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« Reply #307 on: March 11, 2015, 01:56:11 PM »

I'm all for it tbh. Velocibox is dreck and that's on the store, so... Tongue
That's kind of my point Smiley  There is a load of crap on Steam and a load of good games stuck in Greenlight for years.

It doesn't ensure only quality games make it onto Steam and if it's not doing that what's the point in it?
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« Reply #308 on: March 23, 2015, 02:31:23 PM »

While I'm not a huge PC gamer, I'm playing a couple of great games right now.

Cities: Skylines is everything the last Sim City itself should have been.  And with Steam Workshop support there are already a load pf great mods available for it.

Also Prison Architect which feels very much like classic Sim Hospital, Theme Park etc. It's one of those games where your current prison eventually turns to crap (overcrowding, rioting, escapees, all staff murdered etc) , but you're convinced you've now got an idea for the perfect layout and immediately start again.
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« Reply #309 on: March 24, 2015, 12:03:15 PM »

While I'm not a huge PC gamer, I'm playing a couple of great games right now.

Cities: Skylines is everything the last Sim City itself should have been.  And with Steam Workshop support there are already a load pf great mods available for it.

Also Prison Architect which feels very much like classic Sim Hospital, Theme Park etc. It's one of those games where your current prison eventually turns to crap (overcrowding, rioting, escapees, all staff murdered etc) , but you're convinced you've now got an idea for the perfect layout and immediately start again.
Duuuuuuuuude. Cities: Skylines, ah man, so good. I put 14 hours in in like, two days, which is loads for me. That said it does still have its own limitations. Farms are tiny, airports are tiny with no opportunity for sprawl, you only get huge offices by plopping unique buildings, there's no way for them to develop. But that all said it's way better than SC5, the simple fact that you can have a bigger place to build by buying like that is awesome. Other things I don't like though are the utilities. SC5 had a great challenge in that you couldn't just run pipes willy nilly, especially for sewerage, as you'd get blockages or not enough flow. Cities Skylines doesn't have that. You can have a mish mash of pipes with no real thought. Also silly is that as your city gets bigger you end up with less powerlines... not more. But it is so fun. Love the highways. Oh and another thing that bothers me is the public transit. Rail lines and bus lines and metro lines, are really difficult to change or manage once you lay them down. Nearly impossible in fact. Apparently there's a way to colour code them somewhat but I couldn't find it for the life of me. Might have to hunt down a mod.

Prison Architect - is that out of early access now?
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« Reply #310 on: March 24, 2015, 01:10:03 PM »

Duuuuuuuuude. Cities: Skylines, ah man, so good. I put 14 hours in in like, two days, which is loads for me. That said it does still have its own limitations. Farms are tiny, airports are tiny with no opportunity for sprawl, you only get huge offices by plopping unique buildings, there's no way for them to develop. But that all said it's way better than SC5, the simple fact that you can have a bigger place to build by buying like that is awesome. Other things I don't like though are the utilities. SC5 had a great challenge in that you couldn't just run pipes willy nilly, especially for sewerage, as you'd get blockages or not enough flow. Cities Skylines doesn't have that. You can have a mish mash of pipes with no real thought. Also silly is that as your city gets bigger you end up with less powerlines... not more. But it is so fun. Love the highways. Oh and another thing that bothers me is the public transit. Rail lines and bus lines and metro lines, are really difficult to change or manage once you lay them down. Nearly impossible in fact. Apparently there's a way to colour code them somewhat but I couldn't find it for the life of me. Might have to hunt down a mod.
Yeah there's a mod in Workshop that automatically colours your transit lines.  IIRC there's a mod for bigger farms too.

Regarding features I guess it's a really difficult balancing act between realism and making it fun.  Things like the public transport that you have more control over than in OG SIm City are getting very lose to overcomplicated micro management IMO.

An advisors system like in Civilization or being able to employ specialists like in Prison Architect would help a loy IMO.

Prison Architect - is that out of early access now?
Still in Early access.  It's felt like a final release for months now though IMO as I don't encounter any bugs and it seems feature complete to me.  Not that I'm complaining mind as they are regularly updating it.  They are in danger of giving Early Access a good name.
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« Reply #311 on: June 02, 2015, 09:03:42 AM »

Sooooo tempted to break my self-imposed ban on buying Early Access games.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/332310/

It's LEGO man.  man

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« Reply #312 on: June 04, 2015, 03:12:00 AM »

Sooooo tempted to break my self-imposed ban on buying Early Access games.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/332310/

It's LEGO man.  man


LEGO Minecraft hahaha niiiice
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« Reply #313 on: June 04, 2015, 01:54:42 PM »

LEGO Minecraft hahaha niiiice
Yeah it was obviously going to happen eventually Smiley

Having vehicles and the ability to import other users constructions opens up a world of new possibilities.  Add in some basic mechanical robotic Lego options and it could be amazing.
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« Reply #314 on: July 12, 2015, 04:12:36 PM »

You don't need to wait for a return of OnLive or for another game streaming company to start up. No, you can do it all with Amazon EC2 and your current Steam Library. This guy uses Amazon EC2 to create a virtual machine instance running Windows Server with an NVIDIA card, installs Steam and some drivers, then uses Steam streaming to play games on his otherwise nowhere near powerful enough Macbook Air.

Welcome to the future - http://hackaday.com/2015/07/10/build-an-amazon-ec2-gaming-rig/#comments
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