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  1. Quarto

    Cargo Haul: Australian Kilrathi Saga Edition (January 15, 2020)

    Hmm. I posted a spare copy of the Australian Kilrathi Saga to LOAF back in the middle of 2017, and I never did hear from him whether it actually arrived or not. Given how much time has passed, and that this news item is signed by Chris, I guess it didn't. A real pity :( .
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    Happy New Poll! (January 2, 2020)

    To be clear, when I say we're like a veterans' association, this is in no way meant to disparage the community. Obviously, if I had meant it in a disparaging way… I simply wouldn't be here, right? I love this community for what it is, it's just that seeing this same poll question every year...
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    Happy New Poll! (January 2, 2020)

    Funny you should say that, because by odd coincidence, while I usually vote "average", this year I actually decided to vote "poor". Why? Well, I think AD's post says it all - we're deluding ourselves. Our expectations for Wing Commander have collapsed to the point where people actually think...
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    WC3: what if you could win with Behemoth?

    Oh, I understand you weren't necessarily agreeing with it :). However, "school of thought" to me suggests a coherent argument. The people putting forward this theory don't have a coherent argument, they actually must intentionally ignore or reject established facts for the sake of pushing an...
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    WC3: what if you could win with Behemoth?

    I think you're stretching the definition of "school of thought" a bit there :). That's definitely a case of post-hoc rationalisation, if not outright historical revisionism - the documented reality is exactly the opposite. The whole point of the concessions the US made to Russia at the Yalta...
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    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    I really don't know about that. It seems iffy at best. There comes a point when you're showing too much. When the first trailer revealed the Emperor's voice, everyone was like, "Whoa... man, I gotta see this!" But the reason people want to see it, is because they don't get what's going on, how...
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    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    I think there's something else here - and the underperforming Clone Wars movie you mentioned is a big hint. Looking at the numbers of all these various spin-offs, I believe Star Wars is different to the Marvel universe in that… only the fans actually care. The fanbase for Star Wars is huge. But...
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    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    Ugh, I don't know if I really want to start a discussion around this again. But, I definitely would argue Anakin is something very, very different to Rey. I re-watched the whole series last year, and found myself really changing my mind on Anakin - and Lake Lloyd's acting, too. The thing with...
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    Freddie Prinze Jr. drops a "Kilrathi knowledge bomb"

    Hey, come on, that's totally false advertising. I was expecting a Wing Commander mention in there too :). Goodness, though, for someone trying to show off his knowledge, he could use a dictionary. English is a fairly sophisticated language, he reduces it to one word. (also, he's wrong: any...
  10. Quarto

    WC3: what if you could win with Behemoth?

    In most systems of moral thought, moral acceptability does not hinge on the number of innocent victims. It's a qualitative, not a quantitative concept. Interestingly, though, WCP did backtrack a little bit towards the damage model you suggest for the temblor bomb. While in WC3 we see Kilrah...
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    WC3: what if you could win with Behemoth?

    I think this is a bit of a modern superstition on our part. We're used to thinking of bioweapons and chemical weapons as being especially controversial because their use is outlawed by modern conventions. We know that the temblor is supposed to be the equivalent of the atom bomb, but we still...
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    Flight Simulator (as passenger)

    Wow. I'm so very torn on this. A part of me wants to scream how cool this game is. What an awesome concept, what fun execution. The other part of me wants to scream that this is the most idiotic thing ever. That about the only thing worse would be a simulation of painting a room - complete...
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    Deadly Kilrathi Pilot Takes a Stand (November 18, 2019)

    It seems like they're simply very inconsistent in WC1. You see the Kilrathi with tails in the losing McAuliffe cutscene, but they're clearly tailless in the wining scene. You see them tailless again in the winning scene in Rostov, and - surprise surprise - with tails in the losing Rostov scene...
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    Deadly Kilrathi Pilot Takes a Stand (November 18, 2019)

    To be fair, I think the WCA cartoon also didn't bother with that. It's one of those ideas that's certainly good as a way of differentiating the Kilrathi from humans, but when you put it into practice, people wind up thinking you're a sex-obsessed pervert. So, I suppose, the concept had to die...
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    Deadly Kilrathi Pilot Takes a Stand (November 18, 2019)

    Ahem. If I recall correctly the cutscenes from SM2, she's missing some parts of her anatomy. On a sidenote: has anyone ever considered the sheer inconvenience of clothes and especially armour for the tail? Each of those armour rings would have to be snapped on separately, one at a time. I...
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    Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

    Certainly, this is a far superior character design for Sonic. The character now looks genuinely great. I remain extremely sceptical about the film's chances of success, however. The way I see it, Sega has at last produced a movie to beat Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers - but after 25 years, does...
  17. Quarto

    Everspace 2

    To be fair, I *think* L.I.F.'s view is that the Epic Store isn't providing a good alternative, and making up for it in strong-arm tactics. While I agree with you that Epic is simply exercising their right to compete in the free market any way they can, and while I also don't think that...
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    Everspace 2

    Welp, it's a funny thing you assume my game is being sold on Epic, since I never said no such thing :). Oddly enough, it's actually true - the game I've most recently been working on, Bee Simulator, is indeed one of the titles that "sold out" to Epic. As an external consultant on the project, I...
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    HD Landing Clips Offer a Thrilling Look at the Tri-System (November 11, 2019)

    Very, very cool. Yes, I will admit, I forgot how great those landing sequences were. Looking at them, and the high quality of the original renders, I could almost believe for a moment that the company capable of producing such fine work would inevitably produce a great, fantastic game. ...Then...
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    Everspace 2

    Look, I get the irritation. But you need to admit - at least to yourself - it's a purely emotional reaction without any logic behind it. You have no objection to Steam - and yet, this was exactly how Steam was able to capture a large market share, by exclusivity. Surely, you still remember the...
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