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spellman23 Dec 19 2010, 1:04am replied:

Major games like CoD probably won't be sold in the near future.

However, Desura aims to be an epic platform for mods and indie games. So, it will locate what you already have installed and give you a portal to load up all your mods and indie games.

And buy indie games of course.

+3 votes   article: Desura is launching!
spellman23 Oct 8 2009, 12:55pm says:

very, very awesome. Might want to re-do the Ryan character's voice, it's a bit hard to hear what he's saying. Granted, not everyone is a sound designer/has access to awesome mics, but if you ask around I'm sure you can find a buddy (or some1 in the community) who does.

+1 vote   article: Update on the campaign, release event, and winners!
spellman23 Jun 22 2009, 2:26pm says:

that looks soooo badasss. So many useful tools that I wish all editors had.

+1 vote   article: HD Video - Dainty decal demonstration
spellman23 Jun 18 2009, 9:33am says:

Sounds awesome!

+1 vote   article: SDC News Update
spellman23 Jun 15 2009, 9:34am says:

Looking pretty awesome.

+1 vote   article: Our Enemy Sees Us Clearly
spellman23 May 9 2009, 6:05am says:

whoa. Sweet concept. Highly anticipating how far this will go.

+1 vote   article: Playable alpha live!!
spellman23 Jan 29 2009, 12:12am says:

Alright! The Moddb page got updated!

Trust me when I say we should keep the moddb people in the loop.

+1 vote   article: Meet the resource tower
spellman23 Jun 17 2009, 10:55am says:

Very sweet.

Gonna have to figure out a better way for clouds to distinguish themselves, though. Right now they kinda blend in too easily.

Really loving the progress though. Keep it up!

+1 vote   article: Progress Update 4
spellman23 Jun 17 2009, 10:52am says:

lookin' sweet. Can't wait for the release, although my internetz been a bit slow so I'm not sure I'll be able to play at any release party.

there is gonna be a release party, right?

+1 vote   article: NEOTOKYO┬░ - Humble Beginnings
spellman23 Jun 17 2009, 10:49am says:

This sounds really sweet. Gonna have to try the extended demo before purchase, though.

+1 vote   article: Pre-Orders, Exclusive Goodies for Aaaaa AAaaa AAAaa AAAAa AAAAA!!!
spellman23 Jun 14 2009, 8:56pm says:

whoa. Sleeper mod awaken!

+1 vote   article: Resident Evil: Twilight - Back from the dead!
spellman23 Jun 13 2009, 10:20pm says:

Also, finals in university have probably eaten much of their time in the last few weeks. I commend them for giving info every week, but perhaps you may want to take a break on the updates to help provide more meaty updates each time.

That being said, sweet wallpaper.

+1 vote   article: Friday Update #57
spellman23 Jun 13 2009, 10:17pm says:

Quite awesome. And very informative!

+2 votes   article: NEOTOKYO┬░ - Start your training, noobs!
spellman23 Jun 11 2009, 9:42am says:

hm... I always had issues when I first tried Freelancer mods to access the newer stuff. Especially when they added new storyline and crazy secret ways to access the shiny newer systems. Not to mention the AI would be.... interesting. I guess I should try this out since it's been doing so well.

0 votes   article: Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion Release
spellman23 Jun 11 2009, 9:39am says:

dude, vehicles??? AWESOME!

0 votes   article: Alien Arena 2009 trailer, game release in a week!
spellman23 Jun 10 2009, 12:23pm says:

This sounds really, really cool. It's starting to really come together in a brilliant way.

Keep up the good work.

+1 vote   article: Damage System
spellman23 Jun 10 2009, 12:19pm says:

this looks like a really neat concept.

Good luck!

+1 vote   article: Voice Acting & Repathing Video
spellman23 Jun 9 2009, 1:12pm says:

I'm continually impressed by how much people are pushing the limits of the HL1 engine. Congrats.

+1 vote   article: Friday Update #56
spellman23 Jun 9 2009, 1:08pm says:

looks interesting. will have to try it out. what can we expect in the alpha?

+1 vote   article: Grey Sky 0.2.5 Released
spellman23 Jun 8 2009, 9:28am says:

Wow, sounds really interesting.

I hope it doesn't flop around like Spore did. Give us time and good game development in each genre period!

+1 vote   article: Sneak peek at Aero Empire!
spellman23 Jun 5 2009, 9:20am replied:

All it means is that the new maps will have backwards compatibility. it's like saying Windows XP isn't all that different form Windows 95 because you can run Windows 95 stuff on Windows XP.

0 votes   article: The future of the L4D SDK
spellman23 Jun 5 2009, 9:19am says:

As much as my gut feeling was of disappointment, I'm actually not too mad.

Partially I blame my inability to get online and have decent L4D games, so I kinda feel rushed to get my money's worth out of it. Also, I agree that many people have a gut feeling of annoyance that Valve promised some things and it appeared they weren't delivered. Granted, in the business world, it's called hype and marketing and completely fair game. That being said, many long time fans have come to expect more from Valve, and this is a kind of realization that Valve isn't the benevolent game company in the sky showering love and free content to everyone.

I agree that perhaps we're getting too worked up over nothing. Gampelay vids and tech demos pale compared to real-life experience. Even game reviews are in some ways worthless. Most game review groups don't really have time to digest a game and check out its staying power. So, even though it doesn't look like much, I'll reserve judgement until I see it in action. Plus, Amazon has messed up before and will again.

All in all, I'm simply not going to pre-order and will wait for the release to see if it's worth my money.

+2 votes   article: L4D Community on the rise
spellman23 Jun 5 2009, 8:58am says:

Nice. Goes to show the world what goes into serious development.

+1 vote   article: Back in my day....
spellman23 Jun 2 2009, 9:21am says:

good stuff.

+2 votes   article: Mod Video Spotlight - May 2009
spellman23 Jun 1 2009, 2:23pm says:

coolness. I'm really excited about all the L4D maps.

+1 vote   article: Once upon a nightmare...
spellman23 May 29 2009, 2:15pm replied:

xbox360 is much easier to code for. Or so I hear.

Similarly I don't think they're trying for a Wii port.

0 votes   article: NS2 teaser trailer, new website and pre-orders!
spellman23 May 29 2009, 2:13pm replied:

Correction. Cinematic in their engine.

+1 vote   game: Natural Selection 2
spellman23 May 28 2009, 8:24pm replied:

Flayra and the NS2 team are trying to work with Valve to make sure you can connect the pre-order copy with the Steam copy.

However, no promises.

+2 votes   article: NS2 teaser trailer, new website and pre-orders!
spellman23 May 28 2009, 8:20pm replied:

Null, Flayra is a NS2 dev. If he can swing a connection between pre-orders and Steam, he will.

+2 votes   article: NS2 teaser trailer, new website and pre-orders!
spellman23 May 28 2009, 1:22pm replied:

man, that would be really lame if they don't link.

Oh well. Count me in, even if it does get miffed by Steam.

+2 votes   article: NS2 teaser trailer, new website and pre-orders!
spellman23 May 28 2009, 1:20pm replied:

They are the original designers behind NS1. So, they're not new. But still, some seriously pro looking stuff.

+2 votes   article: NS2 teaser trailer, new website and pre-orders!
spellman23 May 26 2009, 5:38pm says:

Keep the awesome coming.

+1 vote   article: MechWarrior: Living Legends - May Update III
spellman23 May 25 2009, 10:31pm says:

awesome. Gonna DL when the internet frees up.

+2 votes   mod: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm
spellman23 May 22 2009, 8:01pm says:

wow. Looking pretty slick. You've been added to my Track list. =]

+1 vote   article: Bashing onwards with art, AI and PR
spellman23 Nov 30 2010, 9:59pm says:

Pretty neato.

Maybe something to add would be a way to seed initial rooms. That way you could do something like force a two-base look, or sprawling rooms from the center and both teams start on the outside, using clever initial boxes.

+1 vote   article: Frozen Synapse: Procedural level generation
spellman23 Apr 21 2010, 10:20pm replied:

Actually, they have said that there will be a form of bhop, just that it should be mostly moot due to other features.'s_new_from_NS1

+1 vote   article: Engine Test Follow-Up and Custom Mods
spellman23 Jul 25 2009, 11:01pm says:

Awesome stuff. It's really cool to see how you guys have created some awesome pipelines to get this thing out the door. Congrats.

+1 vote   article: Dejobaan hasn't had enough! Beta includes new content this weekend!
spellman23 Jun 22 2009, 5:29pm says:

awesome. will go read now.

It's interesting actually how few make the mod 'rags to riches' story. Most straight up climb the corporate ladder. A huge chunk work on doomed projects that never release before they get themselves a desk job at a company. Perhaps the awesomeness of the mod 'rags to riches' story is that it's a rare, singular experience and due to the close ties of the modding community that when the notables rise from the ashes they are adored forevermore.

At the end of the day, experience is great but "Luck, Networking and Determination" are what make people great.

+1 vote   article: The Long Road to Bioware
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