#1 Edited by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -
#2 Posted by Humanity (14415 posts) -

YES whatever the question is.

#3 Posted by BeachThunder (14091 posts) -

Why is this not on the actual site? =\

#4 Posted by dungbootle (2501 posts) -

@beachthunder: The site was down at the time so he just tweeted a direct link.

#5 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1767 posts) -

Cool, thanks for the heads up. I'll check this out for a little bit.

#6 Posted by AlexW00d (7265 posts) -

Did they get rid of the NDA?

#7 Posted by Fattony12000 (8154 posts) -

No plug.dj room or GIFs on the stream. And for that reason, I'm out.

Also, Ryan is playing like he dreamt away all of his SimCity skills.

#8 Edited by Snail (8827 posts) -

But I can't watch this stream because Twitch TV is telling me I've reached the "maximum number of streams" for my country.

What the fuck? Why am I able to watch Giant Bomb streams but not this one from Ryan's Twitch account? Apparently that was Justin.tv and I just hadn't noticed. Well that website sucks.

I'm a paid Giant Bomb subscriber, and apparently there's content I can't watch. Hmpf. Well, technically this is Ryan content and not Giant Bomb content, but still hmpf.

#9 Posted by ArtisanBreads (6583 posts) -


#10 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

@snail: Yeah he did not want to use twitch for some reason.

#11 Edited by Funkydupe (3520 posts) -

It seems a little "tame"? I know its odd to say that about a city building game. I tried it during Beta 1 and it was okay, but seeing it again now as someone else is playing it, well it doesn't provide for an entertaining watch.

I'm wondering if the game amps up the difficulty and stuff to manage as the city grows. If I've understood it correctly we only get the same size of space to build on for the full release. I'm thinking it'll be interesting for a few hours, then seriously start to drag on as you've maxed the building space.

#12 Posted by DaMisterChief (612 posts) -

Stream is over but there is a archive for those who enjoy davis playing strat games

#13 Posted by seannao (287 posts) -

Thanks for the link, fella! Bookmarked for later viewing.

#14 Edited by Funkydupe (3520 posts) -

What is the official reason for limiting players to 1 hours? They don't want to test gameplay beyond that?

#15 Posted by Fattony12000 (8154 posts) -


Test gameplay? It's an hour long demo to get peeps hyped as well as to test out their server capability. They aren't going to be making any changes to gameplay this close to release.

#16 Posted by Nilazz (761 posts) -

Ryan is bringing sexy back!

#17 Posted by Humanity (14415 posts) -

It seemed really sparse with how many buildings were actually on the streets but maybe that was due to how often Ryan separated his zones with streets

#18 Posted by Funkydupe (3520 posts) -

@fattony12000: A "Closed beta" means testing the game, that's what I've been used to, perhaps the meaning of beta is changing and I'm simply not up to date.

#19 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -
#20 Edited by Fattony12000 (8154 posts) -

@funkydupe: They are testing things. Just not anything that a developer working on art or animation or internal tools or sound effects or music or engine or shaders or plot or features or writing or cinematics is going to be able to change at this point. It's been a commonly said thing (not by me, I've never said this thing publicly) these past few years, that many demos are labelled as betas to make them look sexier to gamers I guess question mark?

No doubt they are gathering data from this test, but how much and how useful it'll be is where the lines get blurry between the terms demo (a portion of a finished/nearly finished video game that the public/a selected group of people play) and beta (a classification of a video game whilst in an unfinished state).


It's a damn shit that I didn't get a second code.

#21 Posted by mempf (3 posts) -

@damisterchief: The archive link isn't working. Looks like Ryan is getting his twitch account and now the video gets stuck in a page load loop.

#22 Posted by lclay (398 posts) -

So I got into the closed beta today and I kinda like it.

Having to connect to a server for a single player game is still bullshit though.

#23 Posted by Funkydupe (3520 posts) -

@lclay: I think it is the future of video game DRM.

#24 Posted by Cheesebob (1299 posts) -

Why is Ryan at hospital in those pictures?

#25 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

Well that was boring. Why didn't he just get a massive bond so he could spend like crazy, there is only so much road laying I can watch in a hour.

#26 Posted by mbdoeden (297 posts) -

Why is Ryan at hospital in those pictures?

He's doing/did a sleep study.

#27 Posted by NakAttack (1329 posts) -

@mempf said:

@damisterchief: The archive link isn't working. Looks like Ryan is getting his twitch account and now the video gets stuck in a page load loop.

same here

#28 Edited by big_jon (6334 posts) -

I am pretty confused here...

#29 Posted by doe3879 (934 posts) -

damn, now that I know this exist and I cant watch it ...it's driving me insane


#30 Posted by TyCobb (2023 posts) -

Dammit! I want to watch.

#31 Posted by Grimluck343 (1266 posts) -

@mbdoeden said:

@cheesebob said:

Why is Ryan at hospital in those pictures?

He's doing/did a sleep study.

I'm glad someone explained this. I thought he was doing LA Noire style performance capture there for a minute.