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News Comments > GOG.com Removes Installer Passwords
6. Re: GOG.com Removes Installer Passwords Jan 8, 2015, 15:45 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 15:36:
I'm confused. Why exactly did they put these passwords in to begin with? How is putting a password into something HELPING a Luddite (apparently we call them "less tech-savvy" now...) install a game?


My understanding is that these came packaged with an installer, and that for most people you run the installer and never get asked for the password. Beginners aren't allowed into the archives to shield them from complexity.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 8, 2015, 14:09 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Jan 8, 2015, 13:14:
if gamers were actually blowing up people, shooting people and attempting to undermine society as a whole I would get involved and take some ownership of the problem.

Meaning what? You'd quit gaming? Leave your job and join the local branch of the government anti-gamer-terrorist unit? Get stuck in giant useless message board arguments? What is the expectation for non-terrorist Muslims, exactly? Is it that you want them to convert, or set up extralegal self-police forces? It seems to me that you want Muslims to make public announcements to the effect of their religion is bad and they feel bad, which seems unrealistic.

Gamergate seems entirely applicable; an effort to change people's attitudes by telling them their whole group sucks. It seems unlikely to produce results, especially given how little people appreciate being painted with a broad brush. Saying "but this is a serious problem" isn't likely to move any hearts and minds.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer Quest
9. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer Quest Jan 7, 2015, 17:32 Orogogus
 
Deepjay wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 17:02:
I just cant comprehend why Games Workshop are whoring their licenses out to seemingly the smallest, shittest developers they can find.

I've always assumed that these tiny developers are contacting GW, and not the other way around. And on one level that's fine; it's better that they let the license do something, instead of a situation like D&D. On the other hand, it would be nice if they also took some initiative and got some more big developers to make something more professional. Relic had some good stuff, Space Marine was fairly well received, and there's that WHFB Total War game in the works, but it shouldn't kill them to have some more birds in the oven.
 
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News Comments > Retail Broken Age Plans
8. Re: Retail Broken Age Plans Jan 7, 2015, 12:50 Orogogus
 
Bundy wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 12:37:
I couldn't disagree with you more regarding KQ5. Loved that game. Still do.

KQ5 to me is the epitome of clicking on random crap to get results. Throw a pie at the yeti because... I don't know, why? Why do you want to throw a boot at a one time-only event of a cat chasing the mouse? Because you can, that's why. Also, you won't be able to win the game. How do you get through the desert? Is there a map? No, you get through by saving and loading your way through. This was the kind of thing that struck me as particularly un-clever and unrewarding gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Retail Broken Age Plans
6. Re: Retail Broken Age Plans Jan 7, 2015, 12:34 Orogogus
 
Bundy wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 10:50:
Even the latter point and click games were far from easy. I challenge anyone to finish Kings Quest 3 remake without a walkthrough, in the single evening I finished Broken Age.

LucasArts games were usually easier than their Sierra counterparts. In my opinion their puzzles were less terrible (although almost any game in the genre boils down to trying to figure out what the designers were thinking), and most of their games didn't kill the player. Full Throttle in particular was a very short game, and Kings Quest 5 in particular a very terrible one (IMO).

EDIT: Re: Manhunter

I could never figure out how to get into the Empire State Building in Manhunter New York, and decades later someone made a Let's Play expounding on how terrible that puzzle was.

http://lparchive.org/Manhunter-New-York-and-San-Fransisco/Update%2013/
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 12:24 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:16:
Julio wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 05:14:
Diversity is just racism and sexism against the white male in a politically correct sounding term.

But the entire system is set up for the white male to achieve above anyone else.
Yes, not every white male benefits from this fully or equally, but Julio, why is nearly every single position of power in this country occupied by white males?

Are white males smarter and better leaders, or is the system designed to push them farther than others?

The Atlantic had an article about race in the educational system. To probably no one's surprise, on a level playing field, Asian-Americans clean up academically. A study found that when shown that Asian-Americans were admitted at double their proportion, white study participants abandoned support for objective admissions standards and switched their support to subjective criteria like leadership or community involvement.

To put it succinctly, diversity in academic admissions usually ends up discriminating against Asian-Americans, not white guys.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 12:16 Orogogus
 
PropheT wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 01:26:
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 18:58:
Is Cutter an SJW when he endlessly pisses and moans about Apple and its treatment of employees?

He kind of has a point about this, though. At every tech job I've worked at it's been around 80% white men because white men make up 80%+ of the people who apply for those jobs. The last place I worked was hiring people who weren't white guys just to hit the right diversity stats, and we wound up with people who had no experience and no background for the work sitting next to us as result.

Obviously that's only anecdotal evidence, but it seems to me that there's a bigger problem with educational diversity creating barriers to technical fields than problems with technical companies not hiring more diverse workers.

In San Diego tech, specifically Qualcomm, technical positions are overwhelmingly, like 70-85%, filled by Indian and Chinese workers. Management becomes more and more white the higher up you go. Huawei has a branch here, and it's much the same except less white management and more Chinese in general.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 29, 2014, 15:45 Orogogus
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 13:54:
Hold the phone, is that Transformers from the 80s or the 'newer', shittier YTV variation which sucked nuts?

If it's the former, I'll have to cancel my plans for the next two day or two.

I don't know if this is a spoiler, but the original cartoon was a shitty, shitty show. I rushed home to watch it after school every day in the fourth grade, but there's no getting around that it's inconsistently drawn, incoherently plotted and blatantly pandering to the selling of toys. All it's got is nostalgia from the juicy 30+ year old crowd. Basically everything afterwards had more care put into it (maybe not those Japanese cartoons? And not the live action movies, ugh), but there's nothing they can do about nostalgia.
 
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News Comments > Outcast 1.1 Released
12. Re: Outcast 1.1 Released Dec 21, 2014, 03:04 Orogogus
 
Everyone talks about the music, but to be honest all I can remember is that one alien who keeps playing the Star Wars theme on a warbly flute unless you pay him to stop; like nails on a chalkboard. And every time you backtrack through that area there it is again.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 18, 2014, 12:50 Orogogus
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 11:25:
I spent a while wondering what 'c' on the HUD meant for speed. Just the lower case letter c, like we're supposed to know what that is. Like it's universally known ... universally. Universal. The universal constant, i.e. the speed of light! I'm sure it is explained somewhere but it was nice to actually figure out something actually a little bit sciencey, even if I should have twigged quicker.

They probably assumed everyone knew this. I think I learned it before 8th grade. Like, c in E=mc^2 is the speed of light in a vacuum, right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2014, 18:22 Orogogus
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 14:32:
Damn Verno, I thought you said Hamilton had some juicy writing with disturbing themes? Pandora's Star was safe enough for my grandmother to read!

Considering it was Creston's holy grail, I found it overlong and unexciting. Too much time spent (literally) world building and not enough time spent developing characters or moving the plot.

I read it after Creston's glowing praise, too, and felt much the same. The whole thing seemed a lot longer than it had to be.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Quest Announced
2. Re: Warhammer Quest Announced Dec 15, 2014, 12:57 Orogogus
 
re: Space Hulk -- that was really just the one video game incarnation. The old games were a lot more videogamey, and from what people are saying so is Ascensiong.

re: Fantasy -- I don't know that it's getting more video games due to a decline in its model business. They just made a pretty massive push with End Times, and some of the models like Nagash are enormous and extremely expensive. More video games might be a side effect of WHFB getting more attention in general. Alternatively, I've always gotten the impression that Games Workshop just waits for companies to approach them to make video games based on their properties, which might be what's going on.
 
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News Comments > FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
22. Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 13, 2014, 08:34 Orogogus
 
ViRGE wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 06:18:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 17:33:
It seems like it would be easier to just invent a new universe. What in the Freespace IP is so valuable that you'd want to carry it over into a new genre instead of making up something new?
The story of the Shivans, for a start. Where did they go? Where did they come from? What did they do with Admiral Bosch and the knowledge he contained?

Meanwhile what has happened to Earth since it was cut off 32 years ago? How does the GTVA used their recovered jump node stabilization technology? And how does that help them defeat an enemy seemingly impossible in size?

As a space shooter, it makes sense to answer these in a sequel if it can be handled with the same tone and writing quality as the original games. As a FPS... it seems utterly bizarre.
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Community Warfare Beta
12. Re: MechWarrior Online Community Warfare Beta Dec 13, 2014, 02:16 Orogogus
 
Endo wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 02:09:
KS wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 18:23:

Why the eff couldn't they sell this on Gog like normal people?
Because they're greedy fucks who couldn't care less about their customers, and there's a lot more money for much less effort in pay-to-win free-to-play.

He's obviously talking about the MW4 download.

To answer his question: the people who put it up -- not Microsoft -- probably don't have the rights to distribute the game, and they almost certainly don't have the rights to sell it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Resumes
9. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Resumes Dec 12, 2014, 22:28 Orogogus
 
Primalchrome wrote on Dec 12, 2014, 22:09:
This is very unlike Valve. I hope this lack of foresight (let alone QA) is not a sign of things to come.

This is exactly like Valve. Like, the last holiday event with the different color teams, which ended up being the most rigged thing on earth? And the horrific auction browsing UI ("showing 1816-1830 of 2012")? Classic Valve.

But it doesn't have a huge effect on actually buying games, so whatever. The whole thing can be safely ignored.
 
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News Comments > FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game
15. Re: FreeSpace Miniatures Kickstarter Gauges Interest in PC Game Dec 12, 2014, 17:33 Orogogus
 
It seems like it would be easier to just invent a new universe. What in the Freespace IP is so valuable that you'd want to carry it over into a new genre instead of making up something new?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2014, 13:19 Orogogus
 
Rated R means no-one under 17 without a parent or guardian. NC-17 means no-one under 17, with or without a parent/guardian.  
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
24. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 12:14 Orogogus
 
Jivaro wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:35:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:14:
Anyway I just jumped the shark...
You... what?

Google or Youtube search "happy days Fonzi jumped the shark" and watch the video that comes up.

All will become clear.

I know what the term means. It's not clear to me if eraser does, at least I can't figure out how to fit it in the context.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
18. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 11:14 Orogogus
 
Anyway I just jumped the shark...
You... what?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans
35. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Free Content Plans Dec 9, 2014, 15:34 Orogogus
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 15:14:
In fact, waiting a year or longer and buying it for 6 dollars is probably even worse. How's that? Because pirates can still be positively loud about a game they've stolen. Word of mouth does wonders for sales. Same goes for high scores on metacritic.

Skyrim is still making money hand over fist. In weeks when it drops to $5 it can still crack Steam's top 10, which as far as I know is still sorted by revenue. If their priorities are in place then they're not thinking, "I really wish tens of thousands of bad people wouldn't keep paying us $5 for a 3 year old game."
 
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