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  1. This is partly why Blood is arguably the best of the bunch. Sure, the cultists can really dish out the damage but they telegraph their alternate attacks (like throwing dynamite,) but their aim is shit, they don't suddenly spring homing rockets on you, and they die easily.
  2. I definitely remember PC games back in the day coming in really bad shrinkwrap, partly so as to not crush the boxes. You had to snip off one of the sticking out bits and tear it open. These days everything is in that really tight, folded shrinkwrap that we're all so used to. It depended on the company but for the most part this was normal.
  3. Tell me [Half LIfe 2 rant]

    Prospekt was terrible. But Entropy: Zero was alright -- and also free.
  4. Opinions on Modern First Person Shooters

    sigh these threads
  5. Anyone else get this feeling?

    I always get a little upset when my fellow rebels die in Half-Life 2.
  6. Hellscreen - Doom clone

    I want this. Just not enough to donate money. Not after what happened with the System Shock remake. I hope you make your funding goal, though.
  7. Retro FPS Polling Station

    Marathon is proof that even a classic Doom/Quake-style FPS doesn't need to have an active protagonist to have a good story. Even though some of the story centers around the player character, he and by extension you are mostly just in for the ride (and the alien slaughter.) As far as level length and structure, it really doesn't matter and is dependent on what you're trying to accomplish with the game. A straightforward, episodic structure a la Doom is perhaps the purest form of the genre, but a Quake 2 series of hubs allows for greater interconnection between spaces -- and when you have multiple levels strung together like that it really doesn't matter how long they are.
  8. 2018

    whining about feminists sure sounds like last year and the 40 years before that
  9. Share a random fact about yourself

    Algorithm seeing a lot of flesh tones, maybe?
  10. What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

    Nintendo has always had people who think they can do no wrong. But it seems that since the Wii came out that particular sentiment is the predominant line of thinking. It's honestly quite frustrating especially as a longtime Metroid fan.
  11. About DICE's Battlefield Games...

    Where the hell have you been? This is par for the course with EA for decades now.
  12. Night Dive's System Shock Remake Unveiled

    It's already dead. "I have put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision" is a nice way of saying "we blew through the $1.2 million you gave us and we sent everyone home without pay while we try to figure a way out of the hole we've dug ourselves."
  13. What Video Game Are You Currently Playing?

    Picked up Get Even in the Steam sale. I don't know what I was expecting, but it's probably the closest thing to a Condemned sequel we're going to get.
  14. Best pre-2000 game mods of all time?

    I have. I think it's still brilliant.