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News Comments > Game Reviews
21. Re: Game Reviews May 19, 2013, 13:32 Overon
 
Wikipedia defines bigotry as "a state of mind of a bigot: someone who, as a result of their prejudices, treats other people with hatred, contempt, and intolerance on the basis of a person's race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, language, socioeconomic status, or other status."
It's a weird definition. Notice that race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socialeconomic status are largely IMMUTABLE characteristics, yet religion, a set of ideas, are not largely IMMUTABLE, stands out like a sore thumb. One thing is not like the others. Also religion is a position and ideas not any kind of status. Therefore I don't think what the first poster said qualifies as religious bigotry. Was it means-pirited, maybe. I believe humans deserve respect, their ideas however, do not. And religious ideas qualify. They are not immutable just as my ideas on the best economic system do not deserve special respect because they are just ideas, they have no feelings to hurt. Though I may not call people wingnuts for tactical reasons because usually name calling shuts down any conversation with them and results in mean spirited discussion.

I disagree with the reviewer because I think though he said he enjoyed the game, he could not recommend it for "moral reasons." I disagree with him, it is not unethical to kill in a virtual environment. But I see that many Christian denominations believe people can commit "sin" aka act immorally even with their thoughts, so I can understand from his perspective where he is coming from even though I think "thought crimes" is an absurd notion.

P.S.
When would a robot be worthy of ethical consideration?

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News Comments > Rising Storm Preorders
17. Re: Rising Storm Preorders May 17, 2013, 17:42 Overon
 
I'm fairly sure Tripwire stated they would add additional tanks to RO2 but they don't appear they will do that.  
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News Comments > DARK Trailer
3. Re: DARK Trailer May 15, 2013, 22:47 Overon
 
Looks like a typical 3rd person console game. I think the animations are awkward looking and the textures are poor. The poor textures are perfect for a game designed for consoles lack of graphics memory in mind. Is this cell shading? That's a good way to not have to create high resolution textures. I hope the narrative is good that makes people want to play through to the end.  
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light HUD "Fix" Inbound
59. Re: Metro: Last Light HUD May 15, 2013, 22:35 Overon
 
The very purpose of a forum like this is to discuss games. How can you discuss games without discussing perceived problems? How can you discuss anything if criticisms of that very thing you are discussing are off the table? This attitude makes no logical sense.  
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light HUD "Fix" Inbound
49. Re: Metro: Last Light HUD May 15, 2013, 18:11 Overon
 
The statement made suggests bad design decisions. However this statement is stupid:
Game performance is also tied to FOV - the amount of geometric detail we put in each scene has been partly determined by this set FOV, and setting a wider FOV would have a performance impact.
A reason for no FOV is because can lower performance. I can make a similar statement by parallel reasoning: "We did not include AA because AA lowers performance."

Also I have seen people complain of shadows flickering when moving and "screen door" effect when shining the flash light at some surfaces. It's blatantly obvious how unpolished the game is.
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News Comments > Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale
18. Re: Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale May 13, 2013, 22:28 Overon
 
I await the community to give us Ranger mode hack and fov hack.  
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News Comments > Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale
12. Re: Metro Last Light FOV Locked; DX9 & Aiming Workarounds; Reviews; Sale May 13, 2013, 21:52 Overon
 
Was the 360 their target platform so no need for gui FOV settings and gui auto aim settings? Or just laziness? As long as you can turn off autoaim via configuration files, but the FOV, that's just unacceptable.

The ranger mode is bullshit. I have read reviews that say that game is too easy and they have reviewed it under the default difficulty. I bet the community will figure out how to hack the FOV, how to enable ranger mode in no preorders, if they don't then the crackers will at least figure out the ranger mode.
 
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News Comments > On The XCOM Shooter's Evolution
14. Re: On The XCOM Shooter's Evolution May 12, 2013, 14:09 Overon
 
Jerykk wrote on May 12, 2013, 06:45:
Overon wrote on May 11, 2013, 23:03:
Help me understand the cover shooter. Help me. Right now in real life combat zones, things like walls provide little protection against ballistic weapons. Yet in games like Mass Effect where they accelerate projectiles to super high speeds, stone, brick, and concrete stops them in their tracks. How can the futuristic weapons be so inferior to today's weapons when it comes to ballistic cover. Same goes for these cover shooters like this new Xcom game. To me this contradiction is so glaring that it makes it really difficult to play these games because I just keep thinking "this is stupid" constantly.

There are cover shooters with destructible cover or projectiles that can go through cover. Inversion or Binary Domain, for example. However, you act like invincible cover is limited to third-person shooters. It isn't. Most first-person shooters have invincible cover too. If you don't like unrealistically durable cover, you must not like Half-Life, Duke Nukem, Doom, Wolfenstein, NOLF, System Shock, Bioshock, Far Cry, Crysis, Quake, UT, etc. By that token, you must think Red Faction is the greatest shooter ever made because most of the cover in that series is destructible.
Good points. You are right, my position is not logically consistent.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 May 12, 2013, 14:08 Overon
 
Preorder Metro and you get ranger mode? Really so no ranger mode for anyone who does not preorder? You got to be shitting me.  
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News Comments > On The XCOM Shooter's Evolution
8. Re: On The XCOM Shooter's Evolution May 11, 2013, 23:03 Overon
 
Help me understand the cover shooter. Help me. Right now in real life combat zones, things like walls provide little protection against ballistic weapons. Yet in games like Mass Effect where they accelerate projectiles to super high speeds, stone, brick, and concrete stops them in their tracks. How can the futuristic weapons be so inferior to today's weapons when it comes to ballistic cover. Same goes for these cover shooters like this new Xcom game. To me this contradiction is so glaring that it makes it really difficult to play these games because I just keep thinking "this is stupid" constantly.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse May 1, 2013, 22:10 Overon
 
They want to stream their own content. They also are nervous that netflix wants to create their own content, thereby competing with them.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Zeno Clash II
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Zeno Clash II Apr 30, 2013, 22:37 Overon
 
The game is very much like the first one except with a more open world feel. You really should read up on the plot of the first game and go through the tutorial/prologue in order to understand wtf is going on.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 28, 2013, 21:58 Overon
 
Heretic, you will burn!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 28, 2013, 18:36 Overon
 
why isn't Zenoclash 2 on the list? Come on people, pay for original unique games.

 
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News Comments > Thief Production Issues?
18. Re: Thief Production Issues? Apr 27, 2013, 08:45 Overon
 
Reform looking glass studios and give it to them to do it. Problem solved  
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News Comments > Thief Production Issues?
17. Re: Thief Production Issues? Apr 27, 2013, 08:35 Overon
 
No no no they have to spend money to infect it with consolitis, that's the goal. It has to appeal to the modern gamer who likes action heavy violence.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
5. Re: Saturday Interviews Apr 21, 2013, 19:47 Overon
 
I don't see how this could be a bad game given how much I liked the first one. So I have high hopes, and I think they are justified.  
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News Comments > Sir, You Are Being Hunted Trailers
3. Re: Sir, You Are Being Hunted Trailers Apr 20, 2013, 19:24 Overon
 
Seems like a cool idea. However, I would like to know how much gameplay variety there actually is. Looks unique though.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 16, 2013, 18:23 Overon
 
Next gen consoles will be even more PC like on the inside.  
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News Comments > AMD Says No More DirectX?
5. Re: AMD Says No More DirectX? Apr 12, 2013, 21:13 Overon
 
Wake me up when there is more compelling evidence.  
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