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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2014, 14:39 Creston
 
Thoughtcrime at its finest. Good old UK.

Please, british citizens, come complain about what a shithole the US is again while ignoring the ridiculous government you live under. How's that porn filter working out for you guys?

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
30. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 14:35 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:34:
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:10:
"Exclusive"

Hahahahahahaha. She's been on every single fucking platform that is willing to give her a minute of time. She's less exclusive than Hillary Scott and Aurora Snow. (If you don't know who they are, do NOT google them at work!)


Has she been?
She's been discussed relentlessly, but I haven't seen (nor looked for) a single interview with her.

My bad, I thought they were talking about Sarkeesian, not about Quinn. I didn't want to actually click the link and give MSNBC the page hit.

No, Quinn has been pretty low key. My sentiment stands for Sarkeesian.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2014, 14:25 Creston
 
The Amiga book looks really cool, but I have no clue who this dude is or whether what he's saying is true or just smokescreens. can anyone shed some further light on this?  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
24. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 21, 2014, 14:21 Creston
 
Tyrric wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:20:
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:34:
unspecified number of missions (so 2) with Hurk and his harpoon gun

they're saying 5 missions, but I bet those 5 take under 30 minutes to finish, just like the "exclusive" Playstation content that supposedly adds an hour onto gameplay but I usually finish in 15-20 minutes.

[edit] oh, wait, 3 of those 5 seem to be already promised if you pre-order, so you hit it on the nose

I'm cynical for a reason... It's because you usually wind up being right. Sigh


 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
21. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 21, 2014, 11:34 Creston
 
So an exclusive day-one mission (probably just as terrifyingly lame as the one in FC3 was), an open world survival mode, unspecified number of missions (so 2) with Hurk and his harpoon gun, and a pvp mode.

"All" of this can be yours for likely just 30 dollars!

What a bunch of bullshit. I wish people would stop buying these fucking things.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 11:28 Creston
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 10:53:
I could be wrong here, and I never bothered to research this. But I recall being told that there was a treaty between the US and China such that each country would agree to continue delivering the other's mail once it's sent from the original destination. A kind of indirect subsidy.

Again I stress, I do not know if this is true, but I heard as much from someone who was into eBay dropshipping.

That agreement exists basically between the large majority of all nations in the world, as far as the mail goes. You collect the money in your country and I'll deliver it for free in my country, and vice versa. (although it wouldn't surprise me if there are peering agreements in case the mail volume is heavily skewed in a single direction.)

So the reason China can offer cheap shipping is likely because the costs of shipping in their country are very low compared to most western nations.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
26. Re: Into the Black Oct 21, 2014, 11:11 Creston
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 23:43:
"Chris Roberts hires Anita Sarkeesian as community manager"


I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
25. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 11:10 Creston
 
"Exclusive"

Hahahahahahaha. She's been on every single fucking platform that is willing to give her a minute of time. She's less exclusive than Hillary Scott and Aurora Snow. (If you don't know who they are, do NOT google them at work!)

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
46. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 17:51 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:30:
"My hard drive is literally a record player from 1937. Why they need so much space?"

That made me gigglesnort.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
31. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 14:36 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 12:58:
And about AI work... why do all that when people are still buying the rudimentarty stuff? Someone is going to have to make (an Indy) something that knocks our socks off AI wise, to the point we won't accept less to force the rest to move forward.

Sadly the game industry doesn't really work that way. We're 5+ years on from Red Dead Redemption, and the horses in today's games are a million times shittier. Same for facial features since LA Noire, etc.

Someone makes a cool feature, but it doesn't get adopted.

So someone could make a killer AI, and then all the other devs would be "eh, 4 lines of If/Then statements (aka the Creative Assembly way of making AI) will be fine."
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer
18. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Oct 20, 2014, 12:59 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 03:10:
How is it possible that CoD is going back to the twitchy gameplay of Quake? Isnt that inherently sucky with console controllers?

Not if you put 200 degrees of perfect auto-aim on it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2014, 12:54 Creston
 
The good old Shepard Shuffle. Best goofy-white-guy dance ever.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
27. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 12:45 Creston
 
64 bit only, 6GB of RAM. 55GB of HD space. Pretty beefy.

I gotta admit, the game looks interesting. If the campaign is a solid 10 hours or so, I may even pick it up.
 
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News Comments > etc.
51. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 14:53 Creston
 
DV wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 22:12:
Rolling Stone has jumped on the Anita bandwagon.

[url=]http://www.rollingstone.com/[/url]

EDIT: Yes I suck at linking. TY

Delete the first close bracket after url= That should fix it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 18, 2014, 17:04 Creston
 
MattyB wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 13:10:
11 here in the UK.

They've done a great job. Plays exactly like it should, massive nostalgia for those who fondly remembered the classic.

Downsides are it's quite repetative (I've done 30 missions, and I'm 10.5% complete) but it's far easier than I remember it. Too easy, in fact. I remember getting shot down quite frequently in the old game, but in this, I've barely seen a bullet hole in my plane.

I'm pretty sure the 3D dogfights on the Amiga ran at roughly 4 frames per second, so yeah, they were pretty dang hard.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2014, 17:01 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 14:19:
I read a story yesterday that said inequality today is worse than any time since the era of the robber barons more than 100 years ago. Given that it's no great shock that ticket prices are geared toward the 1%.

I don't think it's really geared towards it, and I doubt that the Royals are happy that their blue-collar fans who buy tickets during the regular season now can't afford to watch their team play the greatest games of their lifetimes.

It's just a simple market adjustment for something that is in extremely high demand and has very limited supply. Dodge Challenger Hellcats are currently going for $25000 above MSRP because ton of people want them, and there are few to go around. It sucks for the fans who can't afford these tickets, but there's nothing nebulous going on.

Also, KC is a small market, that doesn't mean that there is nobody with money there.
 
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News Comments > etc.
23. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 16:48 Creston
 
Julio wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Oct 18, 2014, 16:43:
Why don't they just preview the game, and politely decline all the extras that come with it?

Because they love burgers and fries. And don't seem to be able to get them except through trading favors for it.

Exactly.
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 16:43 Creston
 
I decided to read it, even though Polygon really isn't very high on my "want to read" list anymore, and thought at first it was a pretty decent, if slanted/one-sided article.

Then we come to this, though: The same SPJ Code of Ethics states, "Deny favored treatment to advertisers, donors or any other special interests, and resist internal and external pressure to influence coverage."

If this mandate exist in some nebulous SPJ code to which you proffer to adhere, why then are your review scores (essentially) for sale? And not just Polygon's, but basically every major outlet's review scores? Why do you let publishers wine-and-dine "journalists" you send over to do a preview for a game. Why don't they just preview the game, and politely decline all the extras that come with it?

More importantly, why do none of you "journalists" understand how tarnished this makes your opinions? How do you not recognize it for the simplest of favor-currying that it really is? You're standing there pounding on your little drum about how fucking awesome you are, while in the meantime all your 'journalists' are happily ignoring the very screed you pretend to follow.

I'm not going to say that THAT is what the entire 'ethical side' of gamergate is all about, but it IS what a pretty large group of actual gamers is / was worried about, and wants to see change. (inasmuch as they even care anymore. Quite frankly, just ignoring shitty games media is far, FAR easier.) Too bad that none of you 'ethical' editors can seem to grasp this simple concept.

And then not a paragraph later, the entire thing goes off the rails, and it's just yet another clown ranting about "what it really is about." By politics, the voices calling for ethics reform really mean "progressive" politics. The so-called corruption that needs to be rooted out is a focus on "diversity" and the "magnitude of the human experience."

Yeah, that's really not what the large majority gave a shit about. What the large majority gave a shit about is that you'd suck a publisher's nut in your previews and reviews, all because they were nice enough to buy your cheap-for-sale ass a fucking Appletini in some shitty bar near their HQ.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 17, 2014, 21:38 Creston
 
Why? Let's focus on making 4K super-playable first, mkay fellas?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 17, 2014, 21:38 Creston
 
It was a great game in its day (most Cinemaware's games were pretty sweet), and I'd gladly pick this up for nostalgia's sake, IF it's cheap.

 
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