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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Naval Action Early Access
5. Re: Naval Action Early Access Jan 21, 2016, 21:30 Quboid
 
£30 here. $55 is probably Canadian. That's pricey but it does look interesting so I'll keep my eye on it.

It's worth checking back on a well-received early access game like this after a couple of months and see if the recent reviews are people complaining about it not developing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
50. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 21, 2016, 10:24 Quboid
 
Drayth wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 20:48:
Yeah, I give up.

la la la la - mountains of evidence, I can't hear you!

And yes, she accepted the money... the tooth fairy can't lug that much around and sneak it under a pillow.

She didn't accept it for cancelling the talk. Feminist Frequency accepted donations to continue their work and again - also to several people since your post - what should they have done, refused money?

I don't think Sarkeesian criticises gamers or accuses us of being brainwashed. That's another echo chamber thing that her critics tell each other and nobody checks it out because it sounds good.

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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
38. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 19:30 Quboid
 
Drayth wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 18:56:
I never stated any one thing proves anything. So yes, if you want to take anything anyone presents one piece at a time and say, 'Yes this doesn't prove she's disingenuous. And this one does not prove so...", sure (though I consider that second video a lot more damning than you do considering in her kickstarter video she claimed she was a gamer, and loved video games).

Over the total of what I've seen though, yes.. I believe she's just playing this up for money. I very, very much think so.

Still accepting $400,000 for a talk she canceled, for example.

She didn't accept $400,000 for a talk she cancelled. She got threatened, she cancelled the talk, people gave her donations. What is she supposed to do, refuse them? Not help fund the cause the importance of which was so clearly demonstrated. Why is being an actual victim a reason to dismiss her? That's what her critics don't seem to understand, she doesn't play the victim, she is a victim. A victim of threats, a victim of harassment and a victim of huge, huge volumes of misinformation that is the reason that she can't have a proper conversation.

You describe my thoughts on people like Thunderf00t, OneAngryGamer and her other critics perfectly, time after time there is so much nonsense that they're not credible and I have sympathy for Sarkeesian. I don't like her, I don't love her, as has been claimed, I don't even agree with many of her actual points. But I have sympathy for her because unlike GamerGate and their victim complex, she actually is a victim and she does not deserve it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
36. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 18:49 Quboid
 
Drayth wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 18:00:
Quboid wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 17:32:
Drayth, do you have a source for the video in your first claim?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPWUwnXqJ_Y

1:30

While we're at it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afgtd8ZsXzI

Thank you for the links.

In the first case, she was talking about her own business and basically says that she wants to be good at her job. That's not an unreasonable thing to want and it is a good quality for someone in her present position. I actually found that clip before and didn't realise this was considered a smoking gun.

In the second case, that is outdated and worse than irrelevant. She's not (or wasn't, 6 years ago) one of us so she doesn't matter? We're not an exclusive club. That tribal mentality causes an echo chamber and is why so much stuff gets accepted that really should not, why her saying she wants to be good at her job is taken to mean she's doing something different for money. Why her past is seen as a reason to ignore her arguments, rather than making her more experienced or in all probability, as being irrelevant. Why somebody else who works for Feminist Frequency tweeting on the FF account is seem as a reason to consider her 100% discredited, which someone else here claimed.

This thread is specifically about Sarkeesian but usually, these arguments would only being about ignoring what she says even if they ever did have merit and have absolutely nothing to do with refuting her actual argument.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
28. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 17:32 Quboid
 
Drayth, do you have a source for the video in your first claim?

NKD wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 17:17:
Anyone who pretends to know what Kojima's thinking and intentions are is delusional. Kojima is a weird motherfucker and no one knows what makes him tick.

Do you think Quiet's attire and actions such as in that "dat ass" clip I linked to were designed to appeal to lustful heterosexual males?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
24. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 16:28 Quboid
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 15:04:
Quboid wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 14:53:
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 14:29:
If you're talking about Quiet, then you really should look into the series before scapegoating it. Her attire is due to genetic modifications done to her, much like the rest of the whack-a-doodle Kojima-isms in the series.

That was Kojima's rational and it was insulting. Isn't "The End" another Kojima-ism? He's a character with the same genetic modifications yet I'm fairly sure he doesn't wear a bikini, do yoga for the camera, wraith around in the rain or generally act like a stripper.

That's an insult to my intelligence. I *am* above that sort of transparent titillation and Kojima's explanation is to treat us like gullible fools. Quiet, and that pathetic excuse, is exactly why this sort of thing exists and if seeing through such a feeble lie is pretentious smug douchebaggery, sign me up!

EVERY Kojima-created character has had some really whacked-out reasoning behind their actions/activities/attire/etc, I mean, this is a game series that contains a guy getting possessed by a cloned arm...Quiet is effectively Kojima's Poison Ivy in almost every way.

The whacked out reason isn't the genetic modifications, the whacked out reason is dat ass! The genetic modification stuff is a lie because Kojima thought this would be easier than good writing or just saying "yeah, she's hot. You'll want to tap that". He's probably right but I'd respect him a lot more if he had said that.

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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
17. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2016, 14:53 Quboid
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 14:29:
If you're talking about Quiet, then you really should look into the series before scapegoating it. Her attire is due to genetic modifications done to her, much like the rest of the whack-a-doodle Kojima-isms in the series.

That was Kojima's rational and it was insulting. Isn't "The End" another Kojima-ism? He's a character with the same genetic modifications yet I'm fairly sure he doesn't wear a bikini, do yoga for the camera, wraith around in the rain or generally act like a stripper.

That's an insult to my intelligence. I *am* above that sort of transparent titillation and Kojima's explanation is to treat us like gullible fools. Quiet, and that pathetic excuse, is exactly why this sort of thing exists and if seeing through such a feeble lie is pretentious smug douchebaggery, sign me up!
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Launches
15. Re: Blade & Soul Launches Jan 19, 2016, 22:03 Quboid
 
SunnyD wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 17:38:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 11:01:
When I worked at NCSoft...

Sorry if that was long-winded but the situation was pretty complicated.

Long-winded from someone on the line within ncsofts' ranks at the time of the destruction of CoH/CoV needs no 'sorry'.

I appreciate the inside line too, thanks Burrito.
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced
11. Re: Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced Jan 19, 2016, 19:10 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 18:47:
It is not listed in the features but the video appears to show a ski path. I hope that's a designable/placeable special path and not just a new animation for pedestrians on regular paths.

At 0:32. It looks like a type of path, like pedestrian/gravel/cycle. That shouldn't be too hard to implement, make it a one-way path with the direction determined by height and do simple momentum calculations to allow skiers to traverse level ground or slight inclines. This would only need to be calculated when laying the ski path so it wouldn't add much load.

Cities Skylines is my game of 2015 by a huge margin. Of course, it has been 13 years since the last SimCity, right? RIGHT?!
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced
6. Re: Cities Skylines Snowfall Announced Jan 19, 2016, 16:36 Quboid
 
Great punning, that's how you do it The Ship devs.

The Winter themed maps will probably be like European ones, limiting the content to keep the required specs down. If so, I hope modders quickly unlock it so we can have combined standard/Winter/Euro maps with ski areas.
 
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News Comments > The Ship: Remasted Next Month
13. Re: The Ship: Remasted Next Month Jan 18, 2016, 19:28 Quboid
 
Leper wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 18:50:
If you have to explain your pun, it's probably not strong enough to be used as the title.

Remasted is part of the game name. I think it's pretty obvious and doesn't need need explanation, but Blue was probably trying to head of the proofreading police with that note.

I was referring to Blazing Griffin's choice of title, and them (I think) half-jokingly clarifying the pun in their press release.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2016, 16:38 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 13:36:
200 million? Not if they are $600 a pop, in addition to requiring a top end PC.


4 years is a long time in tech. 200 million headsets sold seems ambitious to me but not impossible. I'd guess 50 million.

My wild stab in the dark: in 2019, a midrange VR headset will be about $300 and run on any decent gaming machine, with more expensive options for those of us with the hardware to handle fancy stuff like maybe an 8K panel. If a Rift CV1 is still compatible, it will be in second hand shops for $60.
 
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News Comments > The Ship: Remasted Next Month
8. Re: The Ship: Remasted Next Month Jan 18, 2016, 16:18 Quboid
 
If you have to explain your pun, it's probably not strong enough to be used as the title.

The Ship was fun but $15 is a little steep unless this is good enough to spawn a community. The Ship is still quite active according to SteamSpy so that bodes well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
13. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 17, 2016, 00:27 Quboid
 
NamecaF wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 23:07:
it's actually factual - Aborigines were primitive spear wielders.

It's not set all that long ago. One report says "it’s not set in “the olden days”, with the player character given some very modern weaponry" but they don't elaborate. The developer's own store page refers to booking a hotel room so it's not Burke and Wills era. That makes this portrayal of "real aboriginals" look ignorant.

It seems that the petition is factually wrong to say that you have to kill Aboriginals but their Google Play store page did specifically say that you have to fight them.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stake
10. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stake Jan 16, 2016, 18:31 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 17:25:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 13:05:
You have to wonder who made how much money on this deal. Because it sure looks like Vivendi was betting that Activision/Blizzard stock was going to crumble.

Life is good if you're a bankster.

Uh... no it doesn't?

They made no such bet, and they've been trying to get out of Activision for a while. Trying to get out of all entertainment.

What does this mean? They no longer own Activision and they're $1.5B richer?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 14:45 Quboid
 
I have zero sympathy for the developers. How dumb are they to use that sort of label on their game?!
"Beware of Blacks"
"Beware of Women"
"Beware of Native Americans"
"Beware of letting half-wits do your PR because the knee-jerk reaction is incredibly predictable."

For a headline stating that media outlets lie, there's zero evidence of media outlets other than OneAngryGamer lying yet again. I suppose it's only clickbait when the SJWs do it. Imagine if Kotaku accused anyone of not doing proper research and cited what happens in a *different* game as evidence!
 
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News Comments > Tropico 5 - Complete Collection This Month
5. Re: Tropico 5 - Complete Collection This Month Jan 13, 2016, 16:48 Quboid
 
It made a good first impression as the Era system makes it seem fresh but in fact the Era system makes every game play out the same way, even more than the other Tropico games.

RaZ0r! - T4 is pretty much just T3, but by refining T3 it is the best of the modern series.

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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
3. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 11, 2016, 19:05 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 18:52:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

So basically it's like Google Glass to the nth power. Surely the others will have no problem interacting with you while you look like the fucking Lawnmower Man.

You don't wear it when socialising like Google Glass, only when gaming. It would be useful to have a snack or sip coffee without adjusting the headset, or be able to see who just walked into the room.

The HTC Vive feels like a better bet than the Oculus Rift. The big question is what software will support what but the Vive feels less, y'know, Facebooky. Less Microsofty. I'm not keen on Valve monopolising PC gaming but they're the lesser evil, and not in control.

Edit: Ooh, $600 too? At least they include shipping but damn, I was hoping this would be $500 or less.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 11, 2016, 18:57 Quboid
 
I wonder if games that have both VR and non-VR modes will have a VR graphics setting which turns down a lot of settings, perhaps some bells and whistles that don't come across well in VR. Maintaining the framerate is much more important in VR, frame drops will make people sick very fast.

On the PS4, they'd have to turn off so much that the VR mode would look ridiculous next to the non-VR one. Unless they've got a trick up their sleeve, VR games on the PS4 will be simple games but not an option in Call of Duty: Next Instalment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 11:08 Quboid
 
Awful time for music. Lemmy dies, David Bowie dies, Kanye West doesn't.

Planet Earth is blue,
And there's nothing I can do
 
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