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News Comments > The Phantom Pain PvP Not Paywalled
12. Re: The Phantom Pain PvP Not Paywalled Aug 25, 2015, 11:20 Overon
 
Prediction: Crappy console port with poor PC conrols. Also I saw video summarizing the plot of all the games and it's absolutely terrible. I don't know how anyone could get away with such terrible plotting. It's as if the plot is a joke to see how much shit the writers could get away with. Now it turns out the specter of play to win rears its ugly head. Time will tell if my predictions come true. I have made specific predictions for which I can be hung.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing
18. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Patch in Testing Aug 21, 2015, 18:50 Overon
 
What they list in the patch notes is good and this should be standard for all PC games especially so called triple A titles.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash
46. Re: The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash Aug 17, 2015, 21:14 Overon
 
harlock wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 17:42:
this whole idea of "they said they would!!!!" is just so fucking utterly hilarious to me

are you guys living in a world where everyone always does what they say they will do?? because let me tell you - its very often NOT THE CASE

especially when it comes to businesses, politicians, etc. etc.

i mean, i cant really understand how this is even considered a "good argument"... BECAUSE ITS FUCKING LAUGHABLE
Look up the difference between "is" and "ought". Sure it may be unrealistic to expect people to be honest. People being dishonest is an "is" about reality, and I'm talking about how it "ought" to be. See the difference? You are arguing about how people are dishonest and lie and mislead, and I'm taking about how they "ought" not do that and not deceive modders specifically in this case. So we agree that cd projekt red deceived modders?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released
5. Re: The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released Aug 17, 2015, 21:08 Overon
 
What exactly does this DLC actually do? I know it makes the game harder but how does it do that? What exactly does it do with some more detail please.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash
22. Re: The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash Aug 16, 2015, 19:11 Overon
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 16:38:
Overon wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 15:48:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 15:31:
GoG puts it on sale quite often. Never used CDkeys.


The game is massive, and wonderfully well done, and people are complaining that the mod tools aren't awesome enough. It's amazing how entitled people are. While I'd like to see what modders come up with, it's usually just reskins. At this point on games, making a texture replacement pack is kind of pointless, and assembling even a 5-minute adventure that's at the same quality level would take modders a terrifying amount of time.

And if it's NOT the same quality level as the base game, it's not worth wasting your time on, is it?
Yes it's a sense of entitlement when you quote what was promised and what was actually delivered.
They promised mod tools, they delivered mod tools. Get over yourself, they don't owe you shit.
You have conveniently ignored what my actual argument was. Let me spell it out: CD Projekt Red said in interviews that they would release redkit for witcher 3. Modders know about what redkit is because redkit was released for Witcher 2 and they know what it could do. They released a far less capable modkit and modders think they have been deceived, justifiably so.

Way too easy to dismiss an argument on the grounds that the people making it aren't owed shit and need to get over themselves. That argument is used when you cannot actually address the actual argument and have to attack the people making it. Feel free to try again maybe this time actually address the argument not the people who are making it.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash
5. Re: The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash Aug 16, 2015, 15:48 Overon
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 15:31:
GoG puts it on sale quite often. Never used CDkeys.


The game is massive, and wonderfully well done, and people are complaining that the mod tools aren't awesome enough. It's amazing how entitled people are. While I'd like to see what modders come up with, it's usually just reskins. At this point on games, making a texture replacement pack is kind of pointless, and assembling even a 5-minute adventure that's at the same quality level would take modders a terrifying amount of time.

And if it's NOT the same quality level as the base game, it's not worth wasting your time on, is it?
Yes it's a sense of entitlement when you quote what was promised and what was actually delivered.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown
16. Re: Star Citizen Multi-Crew Shown Aug 7, 2015, 20:35 Overon
 
Has no one learned their lesson? Look at arena commander. Look how long it took that and how buggy it was and continues to be. Devs spend months on tech demos for shows. Why are people still impressed by tech demos?  
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Next Month
10. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Next Month Jul 25, 2015, 11:46 Overon
 
Now that they are not developing for the lowest common denominator (tablets), maybe it will be better graphically and interface wise since it's PC only.  
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News Comments > Hi-Rez Unveiling New Game at Gamescom
9. Re: Hi-Rez Unveiling New Game at Gamescom Jul 25, 2015, 11:45 Overon
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 20:34:
Overon wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 18:06:
shihonage wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 15:30:
Even if it was Tribes 2, their netcode in the first remake was so horrible, the game was a competition of exploits. I say this as a level 50 player.
Tribes 2? Son, let me tell you about Tribes 2. Tribes 2 came out in 2001. You mean Tribes Ascend 2. No way is that coming out ever.

I said "remake".
My mistake.
 
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News Comments > Bombshell Trailer
13. Re: Bombshell Trailer Jul 24, 2015, 18:12 Overon
 
I hope those employee voice acting are just placeholders. Game looks like throw away shovelware. I can't help but be pessimistic.  
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News Comments > Hi-Rez Unveiling New Game at Gamescom
4. Re: Hi-Rez Unveiling New Game at Gamescom Jul 24, 2015, 18:06 Overon
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 15:30:
Even if it was Tribes 2, their netcode in the first remake was so horrible, the game was a competition of exploits. I say this as a level 50 player.
Tribes 2? Son, let me tell you about Tribes 2. Tribes 2 came out in 2001. You mean Tribes Ascend 2. No way is that coming out ever.
 
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News Comments > Smedley Leaves Daybreak
17. Re: Smedley Leaves Daybreak Jul 23, 2015, 17:54 Overon
 
Will PS2 ever have a decent metagame?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
107. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 17, 2015, 19:13 Overon
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 12:25:
Overon wrote:

But I'm only speaking about the truth of statements and saying they are independent of the person making the statement. Moral relativism and ethical theories have nothing to do with it.

People aren't simply computers processing calculations and churning out results. They are complex creatures capable of having their own motivation and able to manipulate others by demonstrating - or feigning - expertise and associations.

I'll give you a fictional example:

It's the middle of the AIDS crisis...

Professor Smith, a scholar and well respected medical doctor, stands behind the podium and lectures, "We need to quarantine the infected patients to prevent the spread of the virus!"

Preacher:

An anti-gay and conservative religious preacher stands at the podium and preaches, "I shall quote a highly respected scholar and medical doctor - Professor Smith, 'We need to quarantine the infected patients to prevent the spread of the virus!'"

Activist:

A gay rights activist stands and talks to his fellow activists, "I shall quote a highly respected scholar and medical doctor - Professor Smith, 'We need to quarantine the infected patients to prevent the spread of the virus!'"

Both quote the same person and words. Do you think there is a difference? Or do you believe the words are the same, therefore so is the intent and desired results?
Intent may be different but I won't be cock sure I know the intent because I don't know the contents of people's minds. I can only speculate and sometimes I don't want to do that.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Revealed
6. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Revealed Jul 15, 2015, 20:04 Overon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 19:36:
I clicked on that IGN link and it says

This site uses Adobe Flash Player to display videos.

Well.. I am not
No excuse in 2015 for a site as big as IGN to not have an HTML 5 based video player. Shame!

I hope it's not shovelware but they did develop that Diablo Style Van Hellsing game so there is hope.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
97. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 15, 2015, 11:55 Overon
 
BobBob wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 11:23:
Overon wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:55:
If Adolf Hitler said that 3+3=6 it is irrelevant that Adolf Hitler was a moral monster as far as the truth of 3+3=6 is concerned.

The end justifies the means? By that logic it's fine if slavery or vivisection was used to further advance human technological or medical progress as long as the end result benefits the majority or future generations? Sorry .. I don't buy that. Certain wrongs should be 'unconditionally wrong', otherwise we encounter a sort of moral relativism which will lead to sadism, exploitation, and a 'dictatoriship by will of the majority' crushing and abusing the minority or weak members of society; this is the reason why we live in a republic vs. a pure democracy - to prevent such things. I realize I'm taking your statement to the extreme and gettting quite a bit away from the point you made. But, I believe I have a valid counter-point based on a broad historical scale.
But I'm only speaking about the truth of statements and saying they are independent of the person making the statement. Moral relativism and ethical theories have nothing to do with it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
95. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 15, 2015, 07:00 Overon
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 03:00:
Overon wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:55:
Nobody reads each other's posts unless they are from people they like or dislike or are inflammatory.

I'm going to say something controversial, wait for it.

What are Derek Smart's motives? I don't know I'm not in his head and have to show some epistemic humility because I don't know his thoughts or feeling and have to speculate. I don't feel confident to say one way or another. Would not commenting about his new game in his editorial remove the charge that he's doing this for promotional reasons? Yes it would. Was it smart to include promotion of his game in his post? Depends on what his motivations were.

I don't like what passes for good arguments on the internet. It's irrelevant if Derek Smart is a toxic unjustifiably arrogant narcissistic self promoting pathological liar. Even pathological liars don't lie all the time. So again epistemic humility is called for. Instead of addressing the allegations that Derek Smart made, the response is that he's toxic and we are going to give him a refund. Why not just address his arguments. Even if the response to the argument is "Not true." But instead we have arguments against the character of the person making the claims. Doing so is a logical fallacy and shouldn't convince anyone of anything except that the claims are are still in the air.

If Adolf Hitler said that 3+3=6 it is irrelevant that Adolf Hitler was a moral monster as far as the truth of 3+3=6 is concerned. If Nelson Mandela said that the sky is green like grass it would be irrelevant that he was a moral hero as far as the truth of the sky being green like grass is concerned. If Derek Smart was motivated by promoting his upcoming game and that is what motivated him in making a controversial post, it is irrelevant to the truth of his claims and demands. Just address the allegations, put your detractor's in their place by addressing their claims not attacking their motives or their character, no matter how repugnant they may be.

I rarely have the chance to read such a well thought out and written post online. It is so rare, that I have to say Bravo! Well put.
Thanks. *blushes*
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
92. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 22:46 Overon
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 18:09:
Overon wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:55:
It's irrelevant if Derek Smart is a toxic unjustifiably arrogant narcissistic self promoting pathological liar.

You're mostly right, but not completely right. A professional football player could be hall of fame material but beat his wife; he will face suspension and possibly criminal charges. Or maybe a baseball player uses steroids to hit more home runs - is he still to be judged equally as a fantastic player? I could be Elon Musk and perhaps my automobile technologies will change the world, but if I cheated financially to get there then my business will still be at risk.

Maybe I'm a patent troll who has all the paperwork and laws behind me, does that make my claims any less repugnant? People change the system over things like this. Much of history is assholes being the best at something - including being assholes - and that doesn't shield them from judgment. Some pharaohs built pyramids on the backs of laborers, you could say they'd be the right people to ask about building pyramids; but if it required practices that are now deemed unacceptable, maybe there is a better way.

Yes, his statements should be analyzed in a vacuum, in a "black box" manner, if you will. Had they come from anybody else reactions might be somewhat different. The problem is that there is no such thing as a vacuum when it comes to opinions. We need to know the expertise of the commenter, we need to probe his motives, we need to look at his experiences, his ideology, even the basis of his reasoning. What your suggesting is similar to the thought experiment of the Chinese room, worthy of argument but inherently it misses the point.

(if you're confused by that, I'm saying that your point essentially implies that if the same exact words were randomly generated by AI and we didn't know the source the material would be more valuable than if it came from Derek Smart and we knew the source, since we are more liable to dismiss it in that case; I wholly disagree)
I understand what you are saying. That context does matter. I guess in this situation I don't think the context matters, because other people have voiced similar concerns and claims and demands that Derek Smart made. I wonder if anyone has ever answered these tough questions. Anyway time will tell if Derek Smart was right. You can bet that he will remind everyone "I told you so" if his predictions turn out be right.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
91. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 22:45 Overon
 
LurkerLito wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 18:16:
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2015, 17:21:
Yes I did, which is why I wrote " when I mostly never backed under the newer terms." Some of my backed funds came under the new TOS; most of it is under the older.
Actually when you agreed to a new ToS it supersedes the old ToS so unfortunately you are bound to the new one.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (“TERMS OF SERVICE”) CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING THE “ACCEPT” BUTTON AT THE END OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE BELOW, OR BY USING THE WWW.ROBERTSSPACEINDUSTRIES.COM WEBSITE AND RELATED WEBPAGES (THE “WEBSITE”) OR ANY OF THE CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE WEBSITE OR THE GAME LAUNCHER. YOU AGREE THAT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ARE ENFORCEABLE LIKE ANY WRITTEN CONTRACT SIGNED BY YOU.
I assume you are in the US so this has already been passed via the court as a legal document. IANAL but the only way I can see where you might be able to claim some of your purchases fall under the old ToS would be if you had a second account that still fell under the old ToS. Even then you'd have to go into binding arbitration not a court (according to the ToS) in the state of California and argue that the ToS did not apply to that secondary account. The other side would argue that since you are already bound by the new ToS in one account, you are also bound via the other account because you already agreed to it.
My understanding is that some of the aspects of the TOS may be illegal and have not been challenged in court to find out.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 17:55 Overon
 
Nobody reads each other's posts unless they are from people they like or dislike or are inflammatory.

I'm going to say something controversial, wait for it.

What are Derek Smart's motives? I don't know I'm not in his head and have to show some epistemic humility because I don't know his thoughts or feeling and have to speculate. I don't feel confident to say one way or another. Would not commenting about his new game in his editorial remove the charge that he's doing this for promotional reasons? Yes it would. Was it smart to include promotion of his game in his post? Depends on what his motivations were.

I don't like what passes for good arguments on the internet. It's irrelevant if Derek Smart is a toxic unjustifiably arrogant narcissistic self promoting pathological liar. Even pathological liars don't lie all the time. So again epistemic humility is called for. Instead of addressing the allegations that Derek Smart made, the response is that he's toxic and we are going to give him a refund. Why not just address his arguments. Even if the response to the argument is "Not true." But instead we have arguments against the character of the person making the claims. Doing so is a logical fallacy and shouldn't convince anyone of anything except that the claims are are still in the air.

If Adolf Hitler said that 3+3=6 it is irrelevant that Adolf Hitler was a moral monster as far as the truth of 3+3=6 is concerned. If Nelson Mandela said that the sky is green like grass it would be irrelevant that he was a moral hero as far as the truth of the sky being green like grass is concerned. If Derek Smart was motivated by promoting his upcoming game and that is what motivated him in making a controversial post, it is irrelevant to the truth of his claims and demands. Just address the allegations, put your detractor's in their place by addressing their claims not attacking their motives or their character, no matter how repugnant they may be.
 
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
38. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 17:40 Overon
 
Chooo Choo all aboard the walking back the features train. It's not over yet. They have over-promised, over hyped, over mislead gamer's and they will have to walk the claims back now or else risk facing angry backlash. Never trust preview videos. Learn the lessons of so many games before. What's in the trailers and previews is misleading.
Almost always, especially with big AAA games.

This comment was edited on Jul 14, 2015, 18:00.
 
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