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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 12:43 Orogogus
 
Really? Strange, as in unexpected? In the US 30% of adults say they take the Bible literally, and believe in creationism and an earth that's less than 10,000 years old. Religion is a very influential factor. Would sexual orientation be an issue at all if the churches weren't banging that drum to their devotees?  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
47. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 18:29 Orogogus
 
saluk wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 17:33:
A group of friends can get together, build things together, be creative together, and customize a game experience to their own desires, without leaving the game. This is something that hasn't really been done anywhere close to this level before. The graphics have an appeal, you may think they are ugly, but they are attractive to people. They strike a balance between simplicity, conveyance, expressibility etc. They allow unskilled creators to build decently looking things that still fit their surroundings.

I don't even play Minecraft, but it seems obvious to me that this is the draw. A simple Google search for Minecraft creations turns up links to top 5, top 15, top 93, top 21, top 27, top 50 things built in Minecraft. I opened up the top 25 one and there's a ton of player-built cities, a virtual computer, pixel art, the Battlestar Galactica, etc. If there was a pre-existing video game that had an editor that let people build stuff like this, what was it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:50 Orogogus
 
The dictionary and wikipedia entries don't suggest that a cameo has to be a related person, it can be someone who's just well-known enough to be recognizable.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:41 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 13:34:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 02:43:
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 21:43:
Quboid wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 19:23:
but I can't think of another sport that exposes players to this kind of danger so frequently (which certainly is not to say it's the toughest or most dangerous sport).

I give up. Whatever. You're right, every single time a player gets hit in football, it's a massive injury, and these TOUGH-ASS WARRIORS just get up and shrug it off like it's nothing!

You're defending FLOPPING.


Yeah, sorry, American football is a much more violent, dangerous, and injury prone sport than soccer. The contact is built into the sport, unlike soccer. So much so that it has caused an epidemic of brain injuries, in addition to all the other injuries the players suffer. Players report almost never playing a league game pain free. One thing you can say about American football players is that they're tough as nails, and wouldn't be caught dead faking an injury.

We were talking about the other football, jd.
You know, the one where there's FLOPPING. I've yet to see someone flop in American Football.

I think he gets that, and was responding to Quboid's "I can't think of another sport..."
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
9. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 14:08 Orogogus
 
Darks wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:05:
The voting system is all fucked up. No matter what you do it takes you into the screen to buy the fricking game with out you voting for a game. Dumb ass Valve WTF!!. the older way was much better.

It's a group vote. You're voting for that whole set. If you go back and look and it says YOUR VOTE then you're done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2014, 13:54 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 13:01:
that tooth thing is pretty damn funny considering dentists have been trying to say remineralisation is fictional/not real/hocus pocus new age shit for years now

Really? I thought dentists and the ADA were all about fluoride because of its role in remineralization.
 
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News Comments > May NPD Reports
4. Re: May NPD Reports Jun 17, 2014, 13:22 Orogogus
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 13:12:
I doubt it. They'll have an even harder time convincing people that it can do more out of the box than a PS4 with the Kinect jettisoned. Now it's an apples to apples comparison, and lesser performance at the same price point will be difficult to ignore. That is, if people care to look into the specs at all.

Really? I think there's been a lot of demand expressed for the cheaper, Kinectless version. No one really believed that it was doing more with the Kinect, and I think the May numbers are low specifically because of the announcement tanking sales of the Kinect version.

As far as price goes, at least it's comparable now. I gather that in Canada it will be cheaper than the PS4 because of Sony jacking up their price and blaming it on currency shenanigans.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 16, 2014, 12:39 Orogogus
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 09:19:
the d-pad on this device is a fucking travesty. Why on earth is it so hard to get this right!? Nintendo and Sony seem to understand how it's supposed to work.. (admittedly havent tried the xbone d-pad yet, but the 360 original was a trainwreck)

My understanding is that there are a ton of patent issues around d-pads, and Nintendo's design in particular. When you see something particularly goofy, like the 360's pop-up d-pad, it's almost certainly an attempt to do a patent run-around.
 
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News Comments > OpenXcom Version 1.0
13. Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 12:32 Orogogus
 
Mercenar wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 08:30:
But yeah, I know you're gonna tell me we can find those files on the net too (abandonware etc), but just wanted to talk a little =D !

Well, it's on Steam, so it's not abandoned.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer
18. Re: Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer Jun 11, 2014, 15:29 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:07:
This does look amazing, but to Cutter's point, what are the missions? How are they structured? How do you get bounties, for example? I've only seen the one vid where the dude tried to trade and lost money since he flew to a star system where the price was much cheaper than he paid for it.

In the old games stations would have a mission board where you had a list of missions and chose which ones you wanted to take. Frontier: First Encounter went a little further and also had newspapers describing events that you could go after. There was also actually a storyline, kind of similar to Privateer's.

I think one of the E:D videos showed the player accepting bounties in real-time, while flying around in space.

Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:21:
That has to be the ugliest ship ever to grace my monitor, WTF were they thinking.

They seem to be keeping the old ships from the series, which were designed for prehistoric computers.
 
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News Comments > Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity
39. Re: Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity Jun 11, 2014, 15:16 Orogogus
 
Victor Grunn wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:13:
If we're talking about male versus female Shep, last I saw stats on this most people far and away preferred male Shep.

If I recall correctly, the wide majority of players used the default Shep -- not just gender, but the class and background as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2014, 21:10 Orogogus
 
As far as I know, under normal circumstances unionized musicians usually aren't allowed to take on any non-union work. The issue would be that the union hasn't come to an agreement with the various game companies.

If a porno really needed a composer I'd imagine they could work incognito and uncredited.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2014, 16:50 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 15:46:
I've got it on cd somewhere, and I can't remember if it runs on 2K or XP. But it was an updated version only released overseas (I got it in the UK).

Wouldn't scumm (emulator) also run it? I admit I've not tried it...


In point of fact, the 3D games (Grim Fandango and Escape from MI) aren't SCUMM-capable, there's a sister project that handles those:

http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/ResidualVM
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2014, 15:31 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 15:10:
Cutter wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 14:32:
E3 2014: Remastered Grim Fandango heading to PS4, Vita

While that's good to hear, why not the PC?!

And you can't play the original because...

It's out of print and people might not have their original discs? And it would be nice to have the remastered version. Schafer implies it's coming, though:

Link

"Talk about other platforms soon! Sony's been a great help making this happen & we're excited to be working with them on the console version!"
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
14. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 10, 2014, 12:53 Orogogus
 
When games say "PC and PS4" I read it as another exclusivity-related delay, outside of first party games like Halo or MMOGs like War Thunder. But on the front page right now I see Magicka 2, The Talos Principle, Titan Souls and Hotline Miami 2.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 0
12. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 0 Jun 10, 2014, 12:32 Orogogus
 
NKD wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 18:48:
But Microsoft were the ones who pissed me off first, so I'll be buying Sony consoles and will probably never own an MS console again. I imagine there are other people like me who Microsoft has alienated.

Because MS went first? Is this an attention span issue? I mean you personally, fine, but you think this would be normal for everyone else, too? Not 12 hours later you can search on Blue's front page for "PS4" and see the Sony exclusives, plus the Grim Fandango remaster (which has me slightly peeved for the presumable delay on the PC release).
 
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News Comments > Battlezone II Patch Restores Multiplayer
8. Re: Battlezone II Patch Restores Multiplayer Jun 9, 2014, 13:10 Orogogus
 
Gib007 wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 11:48:
I loved Battlezone I and II myself. Indeed there has been nothing to replace it thus far, but it something did, or if they even made Battlezone III, everyone would think it was crap and the original was better. The market today is saturated and there's always the "sequel sucks" psychology.

There was already that in 1999. You can see people below saying the original was superior, and opinions were a lot more vehement 16 years ago.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
33. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 6, 2014, 17:18 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:11:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 6, 2014, 17:08:
You need the PC wireless receiver (link) for the pad to function wirelessly.

Not relevant to you, but note that the Play and Charge kit won't let it function as a wired pad on the PC the way it does on an actual 360.

But that doesn't work with the xbone controller, does it? I assumed not...


My bad, sorry. The price threw me off.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
31. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 6, 2014, 17:08 Orogogus
 
You need the PC wireless receiver (link) for the pad to function wirelessly.

Not relevant to you, but note that the Play and Charge kit won't let it function as a wired pad on the PC the way it does on an actual 360.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Jun 3, 2014, 12:55 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 12:46:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 04:24:
Creston wrote on Jun 2, 2014, 21:33:
It also doesn't even make sense within their own technology. Why isn't the inertial dampener countering that inertia as well? I can see it not engaging under a certain threshold, otherwise they couldn't even move around, but when a crew member is flung across the deck, the inertial dampener should simply prevent that from happening.

According to the comments on that page, the inertial dampener gets its input from the ship's computers or whatever, it's meant to be countering inertia from known acceleration, not so much unexpected blasts and crashes.

That still makes no sense. The Enterprise computer is so powerful and so fast that in between the nanosecond it takes for the blast to hit the shields and the kinetic energy to transfer to the crew, it could have calculated and adjusted the inertial dampener 2 billion times over while taking a vacation.

But I'm nitpicking. It's still funny to see them shake around in behind-the-scenes footage, and I never get tire of hearing a director say "Shake!"

Maybe it's the dampener and not the computer that's slow.
 
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