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Thoughts on Space Games, Part 1: Top-5 AAA Games

Hey everyone, I’m a big player of Space Games of all forms, and this mini-genre (or ‘theme’, if you prefer) really has a TON of range and depth, and is a very fertile ground for indie and unique projects. I was recently playing a game called Avorion, after owning it for years without ever really engaging with it, and...

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E:D has the basics of a good game, but never builds upon them. FDev is deathly afraid of player agency. They want you to play like it’s on rails in a single player game, but have it an “MMO” for the PVP.

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Yes, but the bulk of the dev team is working on The Witcher 4.

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Looks a lot like Palia. Can’t wait to play it.

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They are just talking about it. Going to still be years before they go 1.0. They still haven’t delivered Alpha 4.0 yet. In fact, I believe they are talking 1.0 to distract us from the fact they haven’t delivered alpha 4.0. Likely their server meshing tests uncovered complicated bugs that will take time to deal with.

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So do I. But it is a term from Gen Z to piss off Gen X.

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I bought the SIHOO Doro C300 a couple of months ago, and I love it.

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Meh, this is something that is hitting all industries, not just games. The raising of interest rates to combat inflation is making it more expensive to borrow money. The car industry is on the verge of calamity because they’ve priced cars too expensive to go with the new borrowing rates. Dealers (new and used) can’t lower their costs because they bought cars under the old interest rates and now can’t move them because borrowing got more expensive. Lowering prices too much more means taking a loss. It is hitting every industry. At some point the idiots out there have to realize that 3% inflation isn’t the boogeyman they think it is.

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The tech industry is the ultimate sheep following sheep industry. Other tech companies laying people off? I better do it too! The Fear-Of-Looking-Stupid.

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The launch was a disaster on consoles. But on PC, while still having bugs, wasn’t anywhere near as bad. The game is fantastic.

Starfield design lead says players are "disconnected" from how games are actually made: "Don't fool yourself into thinking you know why it is the way it is" (www.gamesradar.com)

apparently this is in response to a few threads on Reddit flaming Starfield—in general, it’s been rather interesting to see Bethesda take what i can only describe as a “try to debate Starfield to popularity” approach with the game’s skeptics in the past month or two. not entirely sure it’s a winning strategy,...

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I may not know how the sausage is made, but I do know if it tastes good or not.

Is Star Citizen's new server meshing tech plagiarized?

Sorry if this is not the right place to ask, but am I the only one who thinks that Star Citizen’s new server meshing technology is an old hat? I believe it’s the same technology that a few highly scalable Minecraft servers have been using for years. WorldQL introduced this back in 2021, but I think the idea was around even...

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IE, CIG is attempting to do it in the hardest way possible.

Space sim Squadron 42 is "feature-complete" and gunning for Starfield's lunch with massive new video (www.rockpapershotgun.com)

Squadron 42 is the single player campaign of Star Citizen, that is supposed to launch as a separate game. It's basically a small portion of Star Citizen, but with a story and ending. I'm still not confident; waited too long for that.

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Was there really any gameplay footage released? Looked like the same cinematics they always released.

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One of us! One of us! One of us!

My fear is we won’t ever see it because a game like that gives so much control to the players and the crafting/economy and skill system really stains back end databases.

It would be interesting to see what a modern dev could tack onto the concepts. SWG was weak on quests and end game content. You wouldn’t have to make it WoW in that regard, but it could use some of that. Or with the rise of “cozy” games, what extra decorations that could be added.

Hell, take the game system and pull Star Wars out of it. Space games do appeal to the community.

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Calling it a scam would imply competence.

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Sub the 7950x3d for a 7800x3d, and swap the GPU for a 4070 or 7800 xt. You can likely swap the MB, but I’ll let someone else speak to that one.

Where I would spend money is with two NVMe drives. A 1TB drive for the OS and a 2TB game drive. You can add a spinning HD for mass storage if needed.

If you really want to save some money, go with an x570 MB and a 5800x3D. But I’d stay with the GPUs from this gen. Downside is you have no room for upgrades down the line.

For reference, I have an x570 MB, 5800x3D, and a 6750xt GPU. I’m not having issues running games.

Elon Musk demanded a cameo in Cyberpunk 2077 while wielding a 200 year old gun: "I was armed but not dangerous" (www.pcgamer.com)

While Elon’s then-partner Grimes was recording her part in the game as cyborg popstar Lizzy Wizzy, the erratic tech billionaire turned up with an antique firearm to “insist” on being included in the game. “The studio guys were like sweating,” Grimes is quoted as saying. Musk adds “I told them that I was armed but not...

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There are plenty of drugged out street filth with guns in the game. You SURE he didn’t have a cameo?

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    Find the tracker group you want, then seed and suck up to them. It’s a shallow system.

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    Yeah, and back then the review mags were just paid for advertising. Not much has changed.

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    Cyberpunk 2077 is terrible for this. Have to push the spacebar three times to get to the menu to start/continue a game.

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    I thought we were talking about Rampart??

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    I’m looking forward to this one. It is going to be different from the run of the mill shooter mentality that has taken over the MMO scene.

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    Directly from the Palia.com website.

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    Palia just announced they’ll have a gameplay first look on July 18th, from 1pm to 2pm Eastern. They’ll stream it on Twitch and YouTube.

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