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« on: November 25, 2015, 07:53:28 PM »
« on: November 23, 2015, 04:06:52 PM »
Utilizing Arma 3 engine, a base building mil sim quality sandbox that's only PvP oriented. Might scratch an itch for some people.
« on: November 19, 2015, 03:04:16 PM »
Available off of the developer website and coming to Steam EA soon. Demo is already available on Steam.https://theuniversim.com/home
« on: November 18, 2015, 04:46:19 PM »
This game released September 28 2015, but I missed it. I saw a recent YouTube glimpse and I have to say, it looks interesting. Not earth shattering but definitely interesting. Debating putting it on my short list. Also, looks life a developer I'd like to support.
I'd love to hear any input from anyone that's played it and has something to say.http://store.steampowered.com/app/378720/
« on: November 13, 2015, 08:05:47 PM »
It's amazing not only the things that go on in the world, but how many of them I've never heard of!
« on: November 01, 2015, 05:09:36 PM »
edit by thranx: Spoiler for gruesome content.
« on: October 30, 2015, 02:25:52 PM »
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:09:22 PM »
We have ATT U-Verse and have had since we moved here. It's o.k. Recently it's started getting slower in the evenings, and we've always had price spikes that we have to call and threaten to leave then we get a better offer for a few months.
I'm looking at switching to Comcast XFINITY, in part because they have 105 Mbps and are going to 150 in just a few days. However, the local Yelp reviews are terrible for XFINITY. In truth, all ISP's in Houston get a pretty sound drumming, so it's a crap shoot.
I had Comcast back in Indiana a few years ago with no issues so I know it's not the same everywhere.
Anyone have direct Houston experience or advice?
« on: October 03, 2015, 09:33:04 AM »
There are some in here I was not aware of.
« on: October 02, 2015, 08:05:33 AM »
It's been overdue to post my status, but I'd also like folks to chime in their status. Please post your goals as well so others can decide if there's something they are missing out on.
I took a break from WoW starting a couple or three weeks ago. I'm not sure it was well timed as there were a few people just hitting the 100 mark or that just transferred, but I did feel it was appropriate for me as I spent probably a whole week not feeling a need to log in just to pretty much do the same dailies.
Anyway, I will be back pretty soon. I have a staycation coming up next week with a family visit. FWIW, there's not really any games that I'm wanting to play a lot of. I guess it's a sort of "nice weather" break where other things have my interest.
« on: September 29, 2015, 03:33:02 PM »
Based off of the Battlefield 2 "Project Reality" mod. http://joinsquad.com/prepurchase
The game falls between Battlefield and ARMA in scope, though the dev aims to surpass both with the following features (from the Steam Greenlight page
IMMERSIVE, REALISTIC COMBAT. With advice from former and current service personnel, we aim to deliver a completely immersive combat experience like no other. You’ll hear the buzz of rounds pass nearby and almost feel the intense gut churning reality of combat.
ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL. The base unit of Squad is not the individual, but the 9-man squad. Gameplay systems honed over years of experience with the Project Reality series draw the focus away from the lone-wolf player and much more on the cooperation with other members of your squad.
OPEN, EXPANSIVE LEVELS. Most of our maps will come directly or be heavily inspired from real world locations through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) satellite data, where authenticity and total tactical freedom to roam will always be part of the game.
MASSIVE 100 PLAYER SERVERS. 50 on 50, in countless squad combinations, all vying for control over an expansive battlefield.
SCALABILITY. Squad can be enjoyed on a much smaller scale with more concentrated fighting areas and tighter player counts, but still offers the freedom, tactical maneuverability and opportunities for team-play that are the hallmarks of the game.
KIT ROLE SYSTEM, be it a machine gunner, sniper, grenadier, APC-crewman, helicopter pilot, squad-leadership, construction engineer, medic, forward observer or even a plain old rifleman, every role has a part to play in the battle. This clear division of responsibilities greatly helps the experience as no one soldier can possibly do the job of an entire army. Personal progression is not measured by how shiny your weapon is, but how flexible you are in mastering all the different battlefield professions.
PLAYER-DRIVEN SPAWN-POINT AND BASE-BUILDING, which makes the front-lines of every match a unique experience. Players who prefer to construct rather than destruct have the capability to build fortifications and strong points for the team, and often play as important if not greater role than the ones doing the shooting.
LOGISTICS AND RESUPPLY SYSTEM, realised through your team's network of player-placed Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) and Rally Points (RPs) to support your front-lines. Whether its ensuring a clear path between your main base and your forward bases, or risking the gauntlet and delivering supplies by helicopter or truck, a supply system controls what weapons are available at your Forward Operating Bases, and even how much you can fortify your spawn points. Defending friendly and eliminating enemy Supply Lines, FOBs and RPs become just as important as putting troops into the Objective Zones on the map.
COMBINED ARMS WARFARE. Join a tank crew, be an unstoppable force in a CAS helicopter with your co-pilot or even run logistics and build fortifications, there are many ways to make your mark on the battlefield. From grunts to motorcycles to APCs to attack helicopters and everything in between, we offer gameplay systems that make multilayered teamwork enjoyable and rewarding without the need to join private communities.
REAL WORLD CURRENT TIME PERIOD FACTIONS, including regular and irregular forces. Meaning the inclusion of realistic tactics, weapons, accouterments, load-outs, vehicles, sounds and sights of war using highly accurate modelling accrued from our military advisors as well as years of experimentation and experience in the modding scene.
BALLISTICS AND SIGHTS. Server side, simulated Newtonian physics with our custom physics engine code. From small arms to grenade launchers, mounted machine guns to dumb-fire rockets, we aim to have working sights that significantly up the level of immersion when it comes to firing your weapon.
SIMULATED DAMAGE MODELS. Server side damage system where being shot means you're not going to be sprinting until treated by a medic, and a direct shot to your wheels means you're not going to be moving around until field repairs have been made.
INTEGRATED POSITIONAL VOIP COMMUNICATION, no need for third party programs, we're using the most effective codecs in-game. Speaking to other squad leaders across the map, or even the man next to you couldn't be easier.
ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED FOR INTRA-SQUAD AND INTER-SQUAD COMMUNICATION built into the game. In the last ten years, the industry has moved away from providing proper command and communication features available out of the box. Squad will fix this.
TRUE FIRST PERSON CHARACTERS. (aka ‘body awareness’) character models, there won’t be walking gunheads here. Your first person movements will be the exact same as seen by other players in third person. There are no rigged 1P arms for your on screen infantry character, the entire character body is modeled and viewable at all times.
A MEDICAL SYSTEM REFINED through 10 years of gameplay history. A revival system balanced to make medics and casualty evacuation an extremely critical part of the game, and with features like dragging coming to Squad, saving your buddy in the midst of battle is an experience like no other.
ASSAULT AND SECURE, an objective zone based game mode that promotes a defined 'front-line' style of combat. The objectives also are regenerated every round, so no two sessions will ever play the same. We plan to have many more game modes to come!
ADMINS SPECTATOR MODES AND OVERVIEW PANELS to allow administration teams the tools required to own, operate, and oversee their servers.
REFINED MACHINIMA/FILMING TOOLS designed by film enthusiasts for ease of use, to allow for high quality machinima or gameplay videos.
SUPPORT FOR MODDERS AND MISSION DESIGNERS FROM DAY ONE of retail release. The Squad developers are paying it forward and will provide reference and frameworks for hobbyist modders and mission creators, and paid commissions for qualified mod teams.
SUPPORT FOR TEAM TOURNAMENTS AND LADDERS. Both large scale 50v50 matches for public and clan ladders, and 5v5 and 8v8 on specifically designed smaller maps, allowing tournaments that can take full advantage of the Unreal Engine 4 framework, animations, weapons and ballistics systems to challenge the competitive FPS standard for the last several years.
A DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OPEN TO EARLY BACKERS having direct access to the Dev Team during testing sessions and monthly live-streams. This was a mainstay of our decade of modding, and we're adding live-streaming to show off the process as we go, and will continue to be a way for the community to get direct access to the game as it develops and evolves, and for the Devs to get in the trenches and have some fun and get feedback on the gameplay as we implement and test planned features.
« on: September 28, 2015, 04:38:51 PM »
Looks like a competitor of Tabletop Simulator. Curious if anyone uses it?
Also on sale right now, available on Steam. Regular $20 US, not 10% off for $18 US.
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