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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2015, 13:41 Orogogus
 
I'm in San Diego, and if I have to deal with someone on the east coast it's good to know that their working hours are 3 hours ahead of us. It provides an easy point of reference and puts everyone on the same page. If I have to deal with someone in Germany I can look up the local time and adjust accordingly. If there were no local times and standardized GMT offsets, we would have to keep records of when everyone is open on an individual basis.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1104. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Mar 5, 2015, 15:23 Orogogus
 
Well, he is talking about HOTAS-only. I didn't mean literally the shift key, just that same sort of effect -- he'd be pushing one of the buttons on the stick, flipping a toggle or whatever to modify the actions of other buttons, switches, etc.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1102. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Mar 5, 2015, 15:00 Orogogus
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 14:40:
saluk wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 14:22:
I use that. Really good stick for that price, though for ED you do have to make use of modifiers to have all the important actions on the stick only. It took me a few days to get comfortable with it, and I occasionally use the wrong modifier for an action. (target nearest instead of supercruise is one that happens a lot on my setup). I use the hat for docking precision controls, which is a bit weird but seems to work ok.
Modifiers? As in third party programs?

I assume he means "shift key" kind of functionality -- a button, toggle or other control modifies the binding on other controls to allow doubling up for more actions to be bound.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 4, 2015, 19:36 Orogogus
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:29:
I personally don't see even Elite being a big hit on the xbox. I know I am generalizing here but I don't think Elite is for the general xbox audience.

It's probably not for the general PC audience, either, which apparently gravitates towards MOBAs and other free-to-play games. Even laying that aside, there are a lot of people who put E:D down for not having more objectives and things to do even though it compares favorably to the previous games in that regard.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 12:07 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 20:37:
Cutter wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 18:58:
And this is why this is bullshit. It's not even the guy who wrote the fucking song but his family. Why should they have any claim to it? They had fuck all to do with it.

Because our stupid copyright laws are 90 years long.

Eh? You're in the US, right? Our copyright laws are life of the author + 70 years. Or "95 years from publication or 120 years from creation whichever is shorter" for anonymous works, pseudonymous works, or works made for hire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries%27_copyright_lengths
 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
21. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 18:52 Orogogus
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 18:24:
bhcompy wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 17:50:
How is that any different than at any point in Crytek's history? UE has always been one of the top licensed engines simply because of the support provided.
It once was considered a valid competitor to Epic. Several big projects used the CryEngine, last of them Evolve, but Cryteks licensing business never took off.

They're involved in Star Citizen, too, right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 17:53 Orogogus
 
Eh, I grew up seeing Leonard Nimoy in a bunch of stuff, so yes there's celebrity worship going on. He seemed like a nice guy in everything he did, which is unusual so I don't begrudge that.

I do remember a news article from last year, though, where a regular guy died trying to save someone on the train tracks. He worked at nVidia so Blue and the gaming press picked it up as a death related to the industry, but there was some outrage (just Cutter and InBlack, now that I look) that nVidia was getting news coverage in a non-negative light. Better that the poor guy get no recognition, because "shit like that happens every day". And I remember thinking, the only reason most of the pop culture deaths that get posted register is because there's a giant movie company, sports organization or record label that spent tons of money putting this guy/girl in the spotlight.

I don't hold that against Nimoy. Mr. Rogers was a celebrity, too. As far as I can tell by and large they both lived good lives. I'm sad they're gone. And for most non-celebrities you simply didn't know them so you can't say whether they were good or bad. But in last year's case I was surprised that there people who actually wanted less coverage of regular guys who died doing good.

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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Feb 28, 2015, 07:09 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 23:20:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 18:34:
If it really were that easy, I can't help but think that Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes would all have gotten on the train years ago. If Europe were as uninhibited as it's made out to be, even if the US players were locked out for fear of stateside scrutiny there would be local digital delivery systems filling the gap.

netflix, hulu, et al arent VR

My point is there's already lots of regular 2D porn and there's tons of money there. If there were an easy way to set up and monetize digital delivery systems for porn without getting shut down, at least one of the big boys would have done so already. Otherwise they could be selling porn all the time. The only two reasons they wouldn't doing so are either 1) it breaks laws and gets them shut down, or 2) societal pressure mans they lose all their regular business and porn's not lucrative enough to make up for it.

I just don't see what puts Valve in a better position or how VR will lower those barriers.

Also, the Matrix doesn't strike me as a completely convincing argument. No one's jacking into the Matrix, they're wearing a big old VR helmet and maybe a pair of headphones. If they really do sell a hundred million headsets because of porn that's great, but I really don't think most people are going to be totally on board with that experience.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 18:40 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 16:06:
In Germany specifically there is also the Index which bans sale entirely. But only within Germany. Owning something on the Index is perfectly legal

A good example on the dilemma is Agarest 2. It has a young elf girl that you can massage in a stupid minigame to raise her affection level (In the Console version) (Which is relevant for True "Good" Ending). In PC version of this game they removed that. If they hadn't, owning the game on Steam would actually be ILLEGAL in the EU. As in you could literally get sued for owning that game, by federal prosecutors or their equivalent.

Doesn't your first paragraph quoted above say it's perfectly legal to own such material? If only sale is banned, wouldn't it be the distributor that would get prosecuted?
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 18:34 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:29:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 13:44:
One big problem is that violence is a central mechanic in gaming from Mario all the way at the bottom, to Hatred at the top. Sex games are a much smaller niche.

probably only due to exposure and lack of product..

if it was widely available and half way decent (think of the photorealistic cut scenes nowadays..) hell even god of war 3 had a sex minigame that would probably be "good enough" for most sex gamers (.. i guess ? and that was like 5 years ago too)

in any case, its coming - you better believe it man... with Oculus? and all the pov porn stuff? only a matter of time before Steam has an entire "Adult" section - fucking bank on it, dude

porn is cash flow x1000 ... and money talks

There are already plenty of porn games from Japan, and a healthy market for porn in general on the PC. While I'm sure there will be porn available for the Rift, I don't really believe it's going to usher in some kind of porn Renaissance.

I think if Steam tried to be a porn distributor it would get shut down. Not just in the US, either. There's "less prudish than the US", and then there's Japanese tentacle rape digitally delivered straight to childrens' Steam accounts with only the flimsiest age verification and untraceable payment options.

If it really were that easy, I can't help but think that Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes would all have gotten on the train years ago. If Europe were as uninhibited as it's made out to be, even if the US players were locked out for fear of stateside scrutiny there would be local digital delivery systems filling the gap.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 16:44 Orogogus
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 16:18:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 13:12:
Are sexually explicit games easily purchasable online there?

They wouldn't have that label / description. They aren't so prudish.

Eraser's post seems to indicate it's regulated and labeled fairly strictly, at least in Germany.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 26, 2015, 13:12 Orogogus
 
beremot wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 11:00:
But there IS a double standard at Steam. Celebrate the slaughter of innocents? Come on in! Expose a naked breast? Oh no. Can't have that.

I feel like people say this all the time, but it seems to me that the consequences are clearly more involved than it's made out to be.

Valve okays innocent-slaughtering games, and there are a handful of Hatreds, Postals and Carmageddons on Steam. Whatever. If they gave a free pass to nudity and sex, there would absolutely be hundreds if not thousands of explicit Japanese "dating sims" on Steam. It would become *the* place to get them, it would end up on the news and draw a lot of attention.

You can remove all the controls on violence and it will probably only go so far. I don't believe there's really a huge, insatiable market appetite for offensive violence. The same isn't true for sex. If they took the controls off sex then Steam would be a virtual sex market with standard video games as a sideline, at least until it got shut down.

That's my opinion, at least. People bring up Europe a lot when discussing these standards and how they're generally the other way around from us. Are sexually explicit games easily purchasable online there?
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Announced
11. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena Announced Feb 26, 2015, 12:49 Orogogus
 
panbient wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 10:55:
On the other hand Relic never tried selling The Last Stand as a stand alone product.

Am I misunderstanding, or isn't that exactly what Relic did?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/56438/

That; that's The Last Stand as a standalone product, isn't it? For $10?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2015, 18:50 Orogogus
 
Jivaro wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 17:40:
Orogogus wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 03:29:
InBlack wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 02:52:
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 19:11:
Nice misleading title there. What point were they trying to make, exactly?

Why is the title misleading? They went to the Oscars dressed up as women while tripping on acid. Why does there have to be a point beyond that?

Because the title says so? Hence, misleading?

I watched the video, I understood the point. I don't understand what is misleading about the title. Their point was "fuck this Hollywood bullshit". They view the Hollywood scene as bullshit and the Oscars as a celebrity circle jerk. They were amused by celebrities who actually acused them of "ruining their special night".

The point seems pretty clear. Did it need to be made? Was that the way to do it? Does it lose a bit of it's punch when you are the only two people that know you are currently tripping balls? If you don't spell it out for the media, should you be shocked when they have absolutely no clue what to say about it? Those would be reasonable questions.

I didn't watch the video but read the article, and none of that was apparent. The text, barely summarized, said that they decided to take acid and wear dresses to the ceremony, then did that. Maybe that was evident in the video, but I'll never know.

And Inblack's reply was just weird. You can't say the title isn't misleading and immediately say there doesn't have to be a point.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Feb 24, 2015, 03:29 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 02:52:
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 19:11:
Nice misleading title there. What point were they trying to make, exactly?

Why is the title misleading? They went to the Oscars dressed up as women while tripping on acid. Why does there have to be a point beyond that?

Because the title says so? Hence, misleading?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2015, 13:59 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 02:21:
Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 22:29:
First, the OGL requires all content you use to be accessible in its original form by the users of your product. This was not done. So the guy was in direct violation of the licensing. Secondly, the new 5e generators (more than just the one here) that got letters were all using verbatim sections of the basic rules or the PHB. Since there is not a license for 5e yet (WotC says springtime for more info), they were all in direct violation. Not much gray area here.


Was he making money from the site? No? Yeah looks pretty black and white to me too dude.

That's hardly the only criteria for this kind of thing. If I post the entire rulebook online for free, that's the product they're trying to sell and they're well within their rights to shut me down. It wouldn't pass as fair use under review, and whether they're making money or not would only matter for calculating damages.

In any case this seems like par for the course for D&D. TSR, when it existed and Tripod sites were still a thing, was notorious for shutting down all its fansites. So was Hasbro, so yeah, their involvement is pretty likely.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 21, 2015, 07:45 Orogogus
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 06:54:
No. It would be the perfect fraud platform.
Quoting...
The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers.

That's a pretty egregious case of quoting out of context. Full quote:

When a project is successfully funded, the creator must complete the project and fulfill each reward. Once a creator has done so, they’ve satisfied their obligation to their backers.

Throughout the process, creators owe their backers a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the project to life. At the same time, backers must understand that when they back a project, they’re helping to create something new — not ordering something that already exists. There may be changes or delays, and there’s a chance something could happen that prevents the creator from being able to finish the project as promised.

If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:

- they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
- they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
- they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
- they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
- they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.

The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers.

https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use

Those terms pretty much agree with what Jerykk said. There's nothing there that says you can't try hard, spend all the money, and fail.
 
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News Comments > etc.
27. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 19:18 Orogogus
 
mellis wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 18:45:
it's impossible for an actor to convey those subtle cues that humans pick-up on because it's not really happening to them and on some deeper level we, the audience, can tell.

In days gone by, those hints were conveyed because some set designer had actually built a life-size replica of the monster and when the scene was filmed, the actor / actress was actually facing it down. I mean, take Signory Weaver in Aliens 2 at the end where she's facing down the queen in the nest. That was a real model, and it must have been pretty frightening when the animatronics crews were operating it, even thought it wasn't real.

How frightening can it be after multiple takes and several hours? If we can intuitively tell they're working off a green screen, shouldn't we also be able to tell that they're just acting in the first place?

I read about how directors hide information from the actors about how there's going to be cold water coming out of the shower in Psycho or holy crap chestburster in Alien, and to be honest I can't recall the end results being any more convincing to me than any other movie.
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 17:49 Orogogus
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 17:34:
Handcrafted designs and natural or elaborate sets age much better than CGI elements and that's the appeal they have to me. I can go back and watch The Thing from 1982 and still be amazed by how authentic everything looks (aside from the amalgamation at the end due to stop-motion limitations) whereas the 2011 feature of the same name totally degraded that experience due to the use of CGI.

I'm terrified about how the new Alien movie is going to look when they reveal the Xeno , set, and Geiger rooms are entirely done in CGI.

I dunno, I love the 1982 movie too, but most of the defibrillator scene doesn't look like anything but rubber models to me. It's just a different kind of fake-looking.
 
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News Comments > etc.
20. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 17:38 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 17:26:
There are lots of make up and practical effects artists though. LOTR's practical orcs and uruk hai were much better than The Hobbit's CG abominations. I realize that they'd look a bit different from the WoW's in-game orcs, but I think that's something you could sacrifice for the sake of telling the story.

Isn't WoW full of not-practical effect friendly races? Like, I gather undead are a big part of the story, and those bull-humanoids have been around a while, right?
 
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