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Comment: Re:You are completely correct (Score 1) 474

I do generally agree on that, although there are some exceptions to that rule - where the sheer reputation of a developer studio is enough to guarantee a good game. So yes, I've preordered Witcher 3 and Pillars of Eternity because I'm almost 100% sure that these games will worth the money.

But mostly yes, I wait for reviews and more often than not buy games on Steam sale or something like that.

Comment: Re:There are no "remote" exploits for bash (Score 1) 329

by Jade_Wayfarer (#48018363) Attached to: Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it still a pretty common case to have ssh and/or web-server services enabled on a server? And I think I saw examples of bash-exploits through HTTP-requests for Apache - could it be used with these Shellshock vulnerabilities?

Comment: Not surprising (Score 4, Insightful) 200

by Jade_Wayfarer (#47917017) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS
Well, on one hand they have some small company praised by unorganized groups of geeks, and on the other hand - really big player with thousands of employees and way more people directly or indirectly depending on them - Military-Industrial Complex is not a child's toy. So if you are making a political decision (even not considering "campaign contributions"), it's a no-brainer - supporting Boeing gives you much more political bonus points than supporting some small hipster company. Questions of efficiency, final costs, terms and other "technicalities" are absolutely not important in this case. So, of course, it is sad, but highly logical.

Comment: Re: Escapism (Score 1) 292

by Jade_Wayfarer (#47915767) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
Surprisingly yes. Although side-quests (Dark Brotherhood especially) are much more fun than the main questline, but that's the curse of Bethesda since the Morrowind/Oblivion (opinions differ). There are some good reviews on the Dragonborn DLC, mentioning interesting story, but I've yet to play it. Still, they've managed to make Shimmering Isles, so maybe they've got this DLC right too.

Comment: Re:cool (Score 2) 292

by Jade_Wayfarer (#47915747) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming
There are many really nice and enjoyable single-player games coming out right now, so all this "multiplayer-only" fad is just that - a fad. If you love X-Com you may look at recent remake UFO: Enemy Unknown, If you like MoM you may look up Worlds of Magic, or there is new Civilization game coming out that looks like a nice crossbreed between Civ5 and Alpha Centauri. As for the MoO2 - I haven't found anything as good, but Endless Space got close enough to capture my attention for several weeks. And in all that games I've found new graphics, enhanced gameplay, and the "same old" overall feeling - plus multiplayer is totally optional, although can be fun too.

Simply put - don't get on the hype bandwagons and look for the interesting games yourself, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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