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  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic It's official, EVE Online really IS a spreadsheet.. on the EVE Online board

    @reap3r160 said: More power to them.That's my take as well. In a world where most big games are chasing to sand down all the corners in an attempt to appeal to the broadest multiplatform audience, it'...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic TUNIC discussion and secrets sharing. on the Tunic board

    @jejuneinstitute: SPOILER

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic TUNIC discussion and secrets sharing. on the Tunic board

    The bosses at times felt like they belonged to a twin-stick shooter, as I really wanted the ability to move and aim/block in independent directions. A lot of the time I was using the lock-on system j...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    @turtlefish: "and then spent the next 8 years polishing, developing and listening to feedback."I think the problem with that is there are core architectural limitations that prevent bolting on new fea...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic How should the Battlefield and Call of Duty franchise to get improvements by 2022 and beyond?. on the General Discussion board

    The future of Battlefield is going to depend on the quality of DICE as a studio and their Frostbite team. They lost a lot of senior engineers (including the Frostbite lead) to Embark Studios a few ye...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Super Mario Bros 3 or Super Mario World?. on the General Discussion board

    3 is longer to play through, has more total levels, and is more difficult. I think SMW was the first game I remember thinking that a franchise had been dumbed down to make it more broadly appealing. ...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    @bigsocrates said:Yet we're still supposed to pretend that project management isn't a burning tire fire.I'd say this is a pretty reasonable assumption to make given how large and long it's been in dev...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    I think the distinction of "released" doesn't have any meaning, at least not here. ED and SC do similar things, albeit ED costs more money because you have to buy expansions every so often. I really...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    @sethmode said:@hughj: I guess I get what you're saying...but also it's not comparable to AAA development because AAA development isn't asking for finance from backers based on promises. If Activision...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Star Citizen abandons its feature roadmap entirely. on the General Discussion board

    It really comes down to how the backers feel. It still feels like the majority of the ire directed toward Star Citizen is coming from people that haven't given money, and if they're being completely h...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Have we started reaching diminishing returns in game design?. on the General Discussion board

    I'd speculate that the growing cost/time in development is the biggest factor. The more expensive something is, the less creative chances are going to be taken. Look at most network TV and big budget ...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic How are consoles justified at this point?. on the General Discussion board

    Games perform poorly/inconsistently because games are developed for multi-platform now. Aside from some of the Sony 1st party titles, games are targeting a loose definition of a hardware spec, and th...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Any Rocketry Fans or Space Launch Fans?. on the Off-Topic board

    We're coming up on... what.. 50 years since humans have ventured beyond LEO? It's a weird thought that the most distantly remote human beings during my lifetime would not be astronauts but rather som...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Were you impressed by early 3D graphics? Weirdly enough, I wasn't.. on the General Discussion board

    Seeing the Virtua Fighter cabinet for the first time in late 1993 was pretty remarkable to me. Probably the single most remarkable thing I recall seeing in video game graphics. A fully posable 3D ca...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic If you could NO Clip. What would YO Clip be?. on the General Discussion board

    @ajamafalous said: Blizzard North's Diablos: 1 (and maybe what they thought of Hellfire), 2/LoD, and their version of 3 before they left and it was trashedhttps://www.gdcvault.com/play/1023469/Classic...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Sounds like you might have to actually pay for dungeons in the future. on the Destiny 2 board

    There's very few examples of decisions made in Destiny that feel coherent from year to year, whether it's having to do with game design or its business model, so at this point there's literally nothin...

  • hughj posted a message on the post 708: wallbabies.

    Listening to Jeff talk about his past experiences with in-game VOIP it's a good idea not to lose sight of the impact that the game and platform have on the age and maturity of people who play it. I h...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Battlefield 2042 Beta Impressions. on the Battlefield 2042 board

    @reap3r160 said:One of the common complaints I've seen that I echo is it is no longer a game that can be played by people who aren't amazing at shooters.Before you could always help the team out and n...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic Help getting into fighting games for someone with a hand tremor. on the General Discussion board

    @robertforster said:@judaspete: My biggest problem with the controls is really just that I panic and start making almost random inputs with the joystick. I think this happens with most beginners.That'...

  • hughj posted a message in the forum topic The cast literally anyone else in the Mario movie Megathread. on the General Discussion board

    All the social media backlash to Pratt has made me turn a corner and now I actually wish it were Pratt doing the role in a properly terrible live-action followup to the '93 film. At this point I have...