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by CogDissident
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 357469

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

I've been watching a crap ton of Star Trek: The Next Generation. So much that I am craving a game with a similar feel. I now a copy of Freelancer but that's not really the kind of gamin experience I'm looking for. I definitely want to play a Space trading and combat simulator just more Star Trek li...
by CogDissident
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading books online (free)
Replies: 3
Views: 8564

Re: Reading books online (free)

Be careful of that free-ebooks link. It is a scam-site (you can't download books until you install a shop-at-home toolbar). Further searching has turned up this awesome list: http://www.reddit.com/r/printSF/faq Mostly sci-fi (though xkcd does have a sci-fi bent), but also some fantasy and horror gen...
by CogDissident
Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:16 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Evil point of view
Replies: 16
Views: 28688

Evil point of view

I'm curious, how many books out there do people know of that are partially or wholly written from the point of view of an objectively "evil" character? Not just an anti-hero or misunderstood hero, but someone who is actively evil. I just like a story from an unusual point of view, and yes ...
by CogDissident
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading books online (free)
Replies: 3
Views: 8564

Reading books online (free)

I'm looking for some good sites to find books online to read. Free book sites only please. I've found one book by Sanderson, and the Baen free-library project. But haven't found anything else online and figured if anyone knew where to find good digital books it would be the XKCD crowd. http://www.br...
by CogDissident
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dork Soulds
Replies: 780
Views: 120600

Re: Dork Soulds

Still haven't found a single weapon that scales on INT. Beat the moonlight butterfly, and get a +10 enchanted spear. Bring it to the smith in anor londo, and you can get the moonlight spear. Its a unique magic-damage-only spear with good int-stat scaling. Good if you're going for a int-caster as it...
by CogDissident
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background: A medieval RPG where you can decide on what shape the various farms and areas are zoned in. * System: PC * Year: 2000-2005ish? * Perspective: top down with a 3d terrain system * Art style: Standard medieval art * Environment: England-type-settings * Mood: Serious * Genre: RTS * Gamepl...
by CogDissident
Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background: A medieval RPG where you can decide on what shape the various farms and areas are zoned in. * System: PC * Year: 2000-2005ish? * Perspective: top down with a 3d terrain system * Art style: Standard medieval art * Environment: England-type-settings * Mood: Serious * Genre: RTS * Gamepla...
by CogDissident
Fri Jan 07, 2011 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2 SE will not be on STEAM
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Re: Dragon Age 2 SE will not be on STEAM

For example, Shale from the first dragon age game was actually really central to the plot, more so than any other character in the whole game. Quite literally. Huh? How is Shale more central than Alistair or Morrigan? The one place where Shale plays a part, it's as much as the other character you g...
by CogDissident
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dragon Age 2 SE will not be on STEAM
Replies: 18
Views: 5316

Re: Dragon Age 2 SE will not be on STEAM

Actually, a lot of their "extra content" is actually quite story centric stuff. For example, Shale from the first dragon age game was actually really central to the plot, more so than any other character in the whole game. Quite literally. And it was "extra bonus content". Yeah. ...
by CogDissident
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Old man's war
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Old man's war

Quite true, though at the end of the main character's conversation with one, he says that they plan to retire in their current bodies, as they no longer identify with normal human anatomy. And at one point they talk about setting up asteroid-belt-colonies of retired soldiers. So, while the main idea...
by CogDissident
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Old man's war
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

Re: Old man's war

I quite enjoyed them as well, and he did have a few moment of originality (beyond just being enjoyable military-sci-fi). Such as "how do you win a war against hundreds of alien civilizations that are bigger than you?" The answer being to genetically engineer people into being able to live ...
by CogDissident
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Online reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Re: Online reading

Any other online repositories of books? I'm ideally looking for stuff I can read while at work, since I find reading the news in between projects is just, not nearly as fulfilling as a real novel.
by CogDissident
Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bloodline Champions
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Re: Bloodline Champions

Played it, and I have to say that it is a very solid, wading-pool-shallow game. It seems to take the idea of PvP areanas in other games, and try to make a game out of it, but without really understanding player accomplishment or the usually arms-race-escalation that goes on in most PvP arena games. ...
by CogDissident
Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:11 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Online reading
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

Online reading

So, I'm looking for books I can read online easily. Anyone have suggestions for sites I can go to and read new-ish novels online free of charge? I'll give the only link I know of where an author has put a book of his own up for sampling (and one of them in its entirety) http://www.brandonsanderson.c...
by CogDissident
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Vague question time! Year: 1999or earlier 3rd person RPG Standard D&D feel, I think it was D&D rules, though I don't remember. I thought it was Icewind Dale or Baldur's Gate, but if I recall correctly, it was strictly a 1 person game - no party with you. The one part I distinctly remember w...
by CogDissident
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 357469

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

For linux doing turn based strategy, you can't go wrong with "Battle for Wesnoth"
http://www.wesnoth.org/
by CogDissident
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Civilization 5!!!
Replies: 481
Views: 112020

Re: Civilization 5!!!

It appears to always tell you to build farms+settlers if you have a high happiness. Since happiness really is the biggest barrier for city building/expanding.
by CogDissident
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: SpaceStation 13
Replies: 41
Views: 9429

SpaceStation 13

I didn't see a thread for this, so thought I would post some info. Here is a game that many have said is basically Dwarf Fortress, in space, with each one of the dwarves being played by a single person. Its a really great game, and really quite fun to play, but it has an equally steep learning curve...
by CogDissident
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Cyberstorm was similar, but I think there was another one that was a cyberstorm rip off. it was Titan: something, or Iron: something. I suppose both games fit the same description really, since I was really broad there (which I apologize for).
by CogDissident
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

* Background: PC Game * Year: mid 90s * Perspective: Top down, hex based * Art style: Mechwarrior-type robots, possible anime-style cutouts of pilots * Environment: Multi-planet setting, each planet had missions you could do there * Mood: Board-game strategic * Genre: Turn based hex-strategy * Gamep...
by CogDissident
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Good AI/Bad AI
Replies: 39
Views: 6256

Re: Good AI/Bad AI

If the SupCom 2 AI is anything like the SupCom 1 Sorian AI, I would not call it good by any stretch of the word. Sorian wrote the AI to react to what the player builds, but the AI is also psychic, knowing exactly what you have built without bringing a scout over your base. Furthermore, it doesn't k...
by CogDissident
Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Hi, this is my first post here, would really appreciate it if anyone could help me recall the name of an old game i played. Background: Medieval style turn based PC strategy/simulation game in which you play the ruler of a nation. * Perspective: 2D * Art style: Vague impression that it was kinda ja...
by CogDissident
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Aurora: the 4X game more complex than Dwarf Fortress.
Replies: 16
Views: 21955

Re: Aurora: the 4X game more complex than Dwarf Fortress.

If you like the concept of a 4x game with complexity, try Distant Worlds instead. Same concept, but far less useless spreadsheeting. And the entire game has such good player AI that your ships can run themselves effectively.
by CogDissident
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Distant Worlds (Real-time Space 4X)
Replies: 20
Views: 5501

Re: Distant Worlds (Real-time Space 4X)

I have this game as well, and I really couldn't agree more with the above. It really is a new way to play a 4x game. The ship builder is thematically similar to the early space empires games, but it uses a sort of auto-logic to the components and is much more simple. Basically: shields get hit first...
by CogDissident
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: I need a Game Recommendation
Replies: 1559
Views: 357469

Re: I need a Game Recommendation

Anyone know a game where you play an assassin? I was just remembering the Dark Brotherhood quests from Oblivion. Hitman series. Thief series(can be played this way, plenty of stealth-em-up action at the very least). Morrowind also had assassination missions. And with the right patches is really qui...
by CogDissident
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:25 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wesnoth 1.6!
Replies: 41
Views: 7032

Re: Wesnoth 1.6!

If you have any friends who are strategy fans, this is a great game for 1v1 duels in multiplayer. A lot of really complex strategy you can get into, and its fairly easy to learn the rules.
by CogDissident
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Video Games inducing Nausea
Replies: 24
Views: 6119

Re: Video Games inducing Nausea

Motion blur and depth of field effects tend to give me awful headaches in games. And I never play any game where I can't turn these effects off. And the newest wolfenstein game was absolutely awful for me in that sense.
by CogDissident
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: How have you destroyed a computer?
Replies: 101
Views: 20180

Re: How have you destroyed a computer?

I once dropped my laptop while inside my backpack, a good 5ft drop off the side of my dorm's elevated bed onto a concrete floor. It went crunch really loudly, and the over-screen casing had been broken, but the display part still worked. Thankfully the fact that it was a tablet PC saved the rest of ...
by CogDissident
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander 2
Replies: 29
Views: 3748

Re: Supreme Commander 2

The sad thing is that it really depends more on quick reflexes and spamming units and knowing "how" to set it up to spam enough units/nukes/experimentals to win. There really isn't any strategy when you could precisely maneuver your 20 units and set up 10 perfectly placed defenses, or you ...
by CogDissident
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Supreme Commander 2
Replies: 29
Views: 3748

Re: Supreme Commander 2

Sadly, every game of supcom2 ends with me getting 999999 resources (due to the fact that the eco is so easy to exploit)
by CogDissident
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:28 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: One game a day keeps the doctor away
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: One game a day keeps the doctor away

I have to admit, I was interested until I noticed in your archives that half of the games are just web flash games. Is it really that notable to be a place that reviews whatever has already made it to the main page of kongregate/armor games?
by CogDissident
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Newerth.
Replies: 42
Views: 6318

Re: Heroes of Newerth.

Lie 1: There are "NOOBS ONLY" games in DotA, HoN, LoL - it's a sign for slighly skilled players to jump in and pubstomp everyone to pieces. In fact, everyone joins "NOOBS ONLY" games to pubstomp, which is why you don't join those games and instead aim for a "PRO" game,...
by CogDissident
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Interactive Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 2484

Re: Interactive Fiction

Personally, I really liked ConanKillEverything (a zcode game). Its rather hilarious, and actually sort of difficult even if logical in that sort of wierd-IF sort of way. There was another game that I really liked, destructionbot5000 (or something similar, i sadly can't actually find it), where you'r...
by CogDissident
Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Improbable Island - Guild xkcd
Replies: 62
Views: 18892

Re: Improbable Island - Guild xkcd

So, things you left out 1: Link http://www.improbableisland.com 2: Description Improbable island appears to be a web RPG with a love of walls of multicolored text. Typical "X turns per day", and fighting randomly generated monsters for loot and returning to town to sell/buy new loot, ect e...
by CogDissident
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Can I borrow a dxdiag from someone?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Can I borrow a dxdiag from someone?

I still don't know why anyone is looking forward to jumpgate evolution. The first jumpgate game was actually pretty awful, and was a good example of an MMO where nobody showed up.
by CogDissident
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:45 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Difficulty: turn it up to 11
Replies: 64
Views: 7806

Re: Difficulty: turn it up to 11

Tetris! Ive never beaten it! I hope thats irony. Tetris just keeps getting faster and faster until the drop rate is such that you can only ever drop pieces in the center even if every piece is always the ideal piece and you have infinite time to plan out future moves. Thats not difficulty, because ...
by CogDissident
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Team Fortress 2
Replies: 4429
Views: 372362

Re: Team Fortress 2

Considering Microsoft charges for online play to begin with, and the fact that the per-megabyte bandwidth cost of a service as big as that is pretty much as near zero as you can get, the only reason they want to charge is to prevent other developers from releasing free updates. I think they're takin...
by CogDissident
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games you can't remember the title of.
Replies: 1912
Views: 500126

Re: Games you can't remember the title of.

Background - Don't know where my brother acquired this from, somewhere on the internet i can only imagine but neither of us remember the name and yet it was so good. Don't think it was ever main stream *Year - 1995-2000 or something similar *Perspective - Top-down 2d *Art Style - Background was com...
by CogDissident
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half Minute Hero
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Half Minute Hero

Its available for the PC as well. It was a free indy game before being remade for the PSP. For those of you without a PSP, go and pick it up here:

http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2009/02/freeware_game_pick_30_second_h.html
by CogDissident
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Borderlands
Replies: 517
Views: 43203

Re: Borderlands

The story has one big hole in it as I see it So, the vault is built to be opened every X years, to let out a extra-dimensional demon. But why the hell make a vault for this creature? Why make it open at all instead of being sealed forever? Why not just drop a nuke in the vault? Why not just destroy ...

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