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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

Today, 12:03 PM

I just picked up X-Wing, Tie Fighter from GOG while they were on sale. (Yes, this broke my resolution to not buy any games this year. My record is never perfect with this resolution, but I will keep trying for the rest of the year.)

My ancient joystick works with X-Wing, but the steering isn't smooth. So I'm looking at new joysticks. Plus, to map its buttons I plan to use USB Overdrive, so I figure I should register a copy of that..

All this is to say that I paid $4 on a game, saving $6, but may end up spending another $80 to enjoy it. :-)

* Also still playing Overload - almost done the single player missions. Multiplayer, very few people are playing online and they are all insanely good. So it's not a lot of fun, and they are scaring off all the casual players. I'll try to set up a private game with some friends.

* Also still playing Epistory. My typing skill is increasing slower than the game's difficulty, so I started over to keep things relaxing and get more practice.

In Topic: Total War: WARHAMMER II Coming to macOS and Linux

18 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

(watches trailer)
Well that escalated quickly.

<Begin nitpick>
That's a fun trailer, but a little incoherent. One minute they are fighting in a forest, then they are in a clearing. Are there two factions or three? Is that dinosaur rider on the same side as the faerie women or not? Compositionally, the humans are shown traveling from left to right at first, then they are travelling leftward and the enemy rightward. Then a new group comes straight at the viewer, reinforcing the impression of three factions, but we don't see them actually fighting the humans or the first enemy.. It's a bit of a muddle.

Also, everyone knows you need to keep your magic-users in the back. :-)
<End nitpick>

I'm tempted to try this and/or the previous game, but it's a big time commitment plus I first need a much beefier machine. Maybe next year though!

+Beans to Feral.

In Topic: What Mac games did you recently finish?

03 June 2018 - 07:32 PM

Finished Half-Life 2 Lost Coast.

I know it's a tech demo, and takes almost as long to install as it does to play all the way through. I still get to remove it from my Steam backlog though.

In Topic: Feral's upcoming project?

31 May 2018 - 03:39 PM

Could be "Lego Paradise Lost".

In Topic: Steam Link coming to iOS and tvOS

30 May 2018 - 12:57 PM


Am I not allowed to have an experience based opinion and share it?
Of course you are. No one here is telling you that YOU should like streaming, or that your bad experience with it was your fault. It doesn't work for everyone, and even when it works it isn't always to that person's taste.

By that same token though, please don't be dismissive of people who ARE interested in streaming. I'm referring to phrases that a couple people have used, like "noone wants that", "I don't know anyone who wants that", "lol you don't really do that do you?" or telling them to buy a new couch instead.


By the way, idiot here did his homework on your assertions regarding PC and Console revenue. In terms of money the order goes mobile (by far), console and PC gaming is heading up the rear by a substantial margin. Since I reside in an alternate universe I'll let you research that for yourself if you want facts instead of fiction.

I think you are arguing against a position that no one was taking. Here's what Frost wrote (emphasis mine).


Now I have you on the one hand here saying nobody's using it and nobody cares, and in similar threads everybody's playing on consoles and PCs are on the way out. But on the other hand hard data shows PC gaming is booming, console hardware is flat or floundering for the past 18 months, streaming is becoming more common, and I have my balance sheet for this year backing that up. Plus moves by hardware and software giants to compete at addressing a market you're telling me is so small it basically doesn't exist.

I'm sure it doesn't make sense to you, you don't like it, and it's not something you care to use. I get that. And you're right, you are the majority of the market. So far.  The [streaming] market is a minority, but it is also large enough to be addressed profitably and it does most certainly exist far outside of being some extreme edge case that you're trying to paint it as for I don't know what reason.

Frost is mostly talking about growth, and potential for growth. You are talking about marketshare. Frost didn't dispute your numbers, and agreed that the majority of the market doesn't stream. So you don't need to fight that battle. He just disagreed with the statement that no one wants streaming, and gave counter-examples.

In conclusion, I think we can all agree on the following:
1. No one in this thread is an idiot.
2. We do not live in alternate universes from each other.
3. One of Battle Cat's silly digressions would be great right about now.