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In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

Today, 01:59 PM

View PostCougar, on 17 March 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:

In three days my book has traveled from the regional facility in the town above me to the one below me. This is some sick joke.
Maybe they are trying to narrow down the actual delivery location by marking the outer limits of the search area first and then slowing moving inwards?

In Topic: Looking for an mmorpg

Yesterday, 07:15 AM

I think the dial-up requirement is an issue: I can't think of any still working MMORPG other than those you mentioned that would work without a broadband connection.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

09 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

I can understand that Half-Life and Half-Life 2 aren't that impressive to anyone who plays them for the first time today: they were simply so influential that pretty much everything that made them special has been copied over and over again, and in many cases even has been massively improved in other games. This certainly was a problem for me when I played HL1 for the first time some time around 2008: I couldn't shake the feeling that I have already seen everything that was in the game somewhere else – and I actually had, in other, later made games.

HL2 certainly has still a lot going for it, like the oppressive atmosphere in CIty 17, the great variety of tones and settings, and the excellent flow of the progression, but it has the same problem now HL1 had back then: everything that made it special has been replicated in other games, and in part even better.

View PostMatt Diamond, on 08 March 2018 - 09:51 PM, said:

- story - I was waked from stasis and set loose without explanation in a city that has monsters and the Combine (which seems to be fronted by humans? It really wasn't clear to me that the Combine was supposed to be aliens.) Why does everyone know who I am, but I don't know who I'm fighting or why? I just go wherever the next person I encounter tells me to go. It felt like I missed the first reel of a movie.
As mentioned, HL1 explains some of the missing part, but not everything: a lot of HL2's background actually happened after the conclusion of HL1, but you can gather parts of it through small hints in the game here and there (e.g. newspaper clippings hanging from pinboards) and a lot will be explained later on. The initial confusion about what it is going on is intentional.

In Topic: MacPro Updated Prediction 2019

09 March 2018 - 08:03 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 09 March 2018 - 08:00 AM, said:

Sounds goodman.
John Goodman?

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In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

07 March 2018 - 06:55 AM

I got mine.

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