welcome to the fest
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The Wii U Death Vigil (again)
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 358, 359, 360 ... 446, 447, 448  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sinfest Forum Index -> Casual Chat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Snorri



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 10878
Location: hiding the decline.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Should be fixed now.

A size comparison between the space you have in SimCity 5 against SimCity 4.


Wow. Is that for real? I wasn't actually paying attention to this game outside of the general giggles I get at how fucked up the mechanics were. I thought all those videos were just showing part of the map...

They are planning to sell extra space for money, right?


God this is just dumb. I am going to tell my friend about this. He wants to get a new computer to play this game because his current computer can't actually play any other simcity anyway (I sympathize, my previous computer couldn't either). He should not be buying this game.
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WheelsOfConfusion



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 12255
Location: Unknown Kaddath

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Should be fixed now.

A size comparison between the space you have in SimCity 5 against SimCity 4.


Wow. Is that for real? I wasn't actually paying attention to this game outside of the general giggles I get at how fucked up the mechanics were. I thought all those videos were just showing part of the map...

Seems legit.

Quote:
They are planning to sell extra space for money, right?

I'm almost completely certain. The question is, should anybody give them that money?


Quote:
God this is just dumb. I am going to tell my friend about this. He wants to get a new computer to play this game because his current computer can't actually play any other simcity anyway (I sympathize, my previous computer couldn't either). He should not be buying this game.

Tell him to buy Tropico 4 instead. Unfortunately he just missed out on a big sale that just so happened to coincide with SimCity being revealed for a sham.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Snorri



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 10878
Location: hiding the decline.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:

Quote:
They are planning to sell extra space for money, right?

I'm almost completely certain. The question is, should anybody give them that money?

Well obviously not. If the game wasn't broken like fuck I'd say it was still not worth it, but that's because I think it's kinda scummy to do this tactic.

DLC is great. But they're clearly going the scummy route of just breaking up the game and giving you the very basics and selling you the rest of the game piecemeal. They're bordering on being a fucking scam.

Quote:

Quote:
God this is just dumb. I am going to tell my friend about this. He wants to get a new computer to play this game because his current computer can't actually play any other simcity anyway (I sympathize, my previous computer couldn't either). He should not be buying this game.

Tell him to buy Tropico 4 instead. Unfortunately he just missed out on a big sale that just so happened to coincide with SimCity being revealed for a sham.

Guy loves Tropico too, but I think he already has it. In fact, I think he destroyed his laptop with it. Lowest settings and you could still get first degree burns if you put it on your lap.

man, tropico is an awesome game. also, Caesar. that game was awesome.
_________________

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WheelsOfConfusion



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 12255
Location: Unknown Kaddath

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bordering on? Given the promises they made up to release and the direct statements about the necessity of offloading computations to "the cloud," I'd say it is a scam. I'm waiting for the lawsuit.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
fritterdonut



Joined: 24 Jul 2012
Posts: 1190
Location: Hedonism

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be nice if we could hold EA responsible for releasing this clusterfuck.
_________________
To get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. The work, not the people. Your own action, not any possible object of your charity.
-Howard Roark, The Fountainhead
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Arc Tempest



Joined: 28 Jan 2007
Posts: 4904
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was on lolpro today and they had massive sidebar ads for Simcity and the words "winner of 26 PC game awards." I can't help but wonder, what are these awards? Is there a video game version of the razzies that I'm not aware of?

Even more amusing, they're touting a 10/10 score from Eurogamer. Which would be neat, if not for the 4/10 that Eurogamer is actually giving the game.
_________________
The older I get, the more certain I become of one thing. True and abiding cynicism is simply a form of cowardice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
WheelsOfConfusion



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 12255
Location: Unknown Kaddath

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In news of the definitely-not-EA variety, the Humble Bundle is introducing a weekly sale schedule outside of the bundle events!
http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
Each Tuesday, a different game goes on sale for seven days with all the usual HB perks! Pay what you want, cross-platform, DRM-free, optional Steam keys (for purchases over $1), charity options, etc. Also available are bonuses for exceeding certain amounts.

This week is Bastion! Pay over the average amount to get the soundtrack and other digital perks that weren't available in previous Bundle sales. Pay over $25 to get some physical merch!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Desire



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 587
Location: AK

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, so busy all week so I didn't get to 'break' any of the Simcity news. Rolling Eyes

But since Graeme was away all last week, I did get to play Simcity on his computer for a couple hours late one night... after not being able to connect to the servers for over 8 hours (not that I was trying continuously but often enough I'd walk by and hit the connect button). Meh, it is okay if you aren't expecting too much. Is it worth $60? No. I think I'd pay about $10 for it. And I am a long-time SimsCity fan, I have/have had pretty much every version of the game but maybe that is why I wouldn't pay that much for it.

The CEO who is stepping down (soon, anyway) was a big supporter of this platform in their games, I've read, and it has proved to be a failure in almost every way. So I'm not surprised he is taking all the blame and quitting. I want to be optimistic and hope that the new guy will fix things up a bit but I have been an EA customer too long, I think. Here's hoping though, I guess.
_________________
"Her kisses left something to be desired -- the rest of her. "
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Darqcyde



Joined: 11 Jul 2006
Posts: 10566
Location: A false vacuum abiding in ignorance.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine has a close cousin that has worked at EA too long and is too high up for me to be more specific about other than to say he's not involved in game production, so let's call him "Bob". From talking to him earlier today, He just got back earlier this week from visiting out west and got to chit chat some with "Bob" when they met up for drinks one night. Long story short, a bunch of people have been trying to jump ship but apparently EA doesn't look so good on a resume anymore.
_________________
...if a single leaf holds the eye, it will be as if the remaining leaves were not there.
http://about.me/omardrake
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Arc Tempest



Joined: 28 Jan 2007
Posts: 4904
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had me at "from the makers of Bastion."

Want. NAO.
_________________
The older I get, the more certain I become of one thing. True and abiding cynicism is simply a form of cowardice.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
DeD CHiKn



Joined: 04 Aug 2006
Posts: 10227
Location: Baltimore, Maryla*gunshot*

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are these feelings!?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Felgraf



Joined: 10 Jul 2012
Posts: 730

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frick I still need to finish Bastion.
_________________
"No, but evil is still being --Is having reason-- Being reasonable! Mousie understands? Is always being reason. Is punishing world for not being... Like in head. Is always reason. World should be different, is reason."
-Ed, from Digger
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Samsally



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 6507

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have thoughts on Remember Me? I think it sounds really cool. Plus I want to throw money at them because apparently they had to fight tooth and nail to get the protagonist to stay a woman and I like to encourage that kind of thing.
_________________
Samsally the GrayAce
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
WheelsOfConfusion



Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 12255
Location: Unknown Kaddath

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a little early for the reviews since the game isn't even coming out until summer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Samsally



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
Posts: 6507

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*whine* But I want it naaaaaaow.
_________________
Samsally the GrayAce
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Sinfest Forum Index -> Casual Chat All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 358, 359, 360 ... 446, 447, 448  Next
Page 359 of 448

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group