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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
20. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 14:11 jdreyer
 
Wildone wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 14:06:
Not asking for much are you, from a team of what 10 people? Geezuz..

jdreyer wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 13:52:
So far all the planets I have seen in various NMS demos (around a dozen or so) have had great variation in flora, fauna, geography, etc, but the population levels have been mostly the same: mostly undeveloped, but with a trading post. I wonder if there will be cities, planets that are mostly populated with humans, or alien civilizations, etc. Or completely undeveloped planets without trading posts or sentinels.

He said that tiny ship had a good sized cargo hold. Doesnít seem right.

I wonder if there is a stun type weapon you can use against the more aggressive fauna so you donít trigger the sentinels.

There have been battles in space, will there be battles between armies on planets? Like being in the middle of a Sup Com battle with all procedurally generated mechs, tanks, ships, etc.

I think most of my observations are doable with that team, especially since they already have the toolsets they can adapt. Probably the hardest thing would be civilizations, and I honestly doubt we'll see that at launch. Procedural cities and buildings and roads and trains and farms probably not that hard for this team, but populating them with AI humans and aliens that have "lives" they're living, a la Simcity, would be the challenging part.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
19. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 14:07 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 10:10:
Finally! That's what I needed to see. It almost feels like they were shooting for an Elite feel to some aspects. I don't expect a big guided experience, just the exploration and upgrading aspects alone will keep me occupied for awhile.

Yeah, it's like a colorful more whimsical Elite in some respects, but with planetary landings and exploration.

It's good to be skeptical, but this is kind of the holy grail of space games: complete freedom to go wherever you want, do whatever you want without any artificial restrictions or arbitrary invisible walls. I think it looks pretty awesome, and am looking forward to playing this. With open world games like this, I tend to play 40 or 50 hours, then put it down and come back a year later and play another 40 or 50 hours. I expect this game will be the same for me.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
16. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 13:54 jdreyer
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 13:05:
I heard the end goal is to reach the center of the galaxy. Because reasons or something.

They've said they've been keeping the end game a secret intentionally. Like Peter Molyneux did with Curiosity.

Seriously, though. You want him to explain what happens at the end?
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
15. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 13:52 jdreyer
 
So far all the planets I have seen in various NMS demos (around a dozen or so) have had great variation in flora, fauna, geography, etc, but the population levels have been mostly the same: mostly undeveloped, but with a trading post. I wonder if there will be cities, planets that are mostly populated with humans, or alien civilizations, etc. Or completely undeveloped planets without trading posts or sentinels.

He said that tiny ship had a good sized cargo hold. Doesnít seem right.

I wonder if there is a stun type weapon you can use against the more aggressive fauna so you donít trigger the sentinels.

There have been battles in space, will there be battles between armies on planets? Like being in the middle of a Sup Com battle with all procedurally generated mechs, tanks, ships, etc.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
20. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 7, 2015, 04:25 jdreyer
 
@Nethead,

Meh, they could release a XB1 or PS4 with faster hardware, especially now that they're using off the shelf PC parts. Older games would run fine, and newer games could be set to detect the new hardware and adjust res/graphics accordingly. In fact, now that they're all PC-based anyway, the "next gen" console might just be a hardware refresh, keeping the previous O/S, etc. That would keep old game compatibility while allowing for better looking AAA games.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 7, 2015, 04:06 jdreyer
 
Hi-Rez capping Smite World Championship prize pool at $1m.

To quote Apone from Aliens:

"Sir, this place is dead. Whatever happened here, I think we missed it."

Late to the MOBA party, and $1M in prize money won't fix that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 6, 2015, 21:11 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 19:22:
Like what terror activity, radical activism?

Hey, those vegans and proponents of a $1 increase on the minimum wage are an EXISTENTIAL threat to the USA. Also, too: PETA.

I love how your secret plan made Ars, Senate.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 6, 2015, 19:17 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 18:38:
That was definitely the danger zone.

This is pretty sphincter tightening as well.

Great White With the Munchies

Man, that shark was determined.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 6, 2015, 19:13 jdreyer
 
PewDiePie Productions made $7.45m in 2014.

Good work if you can get it. Being an ass on the internet, I mean.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 6, 2015, 19:08 jdreyer
 
PS4 sales hit 23 million, Xbox One trails behind with 12 million.

Damn, Sony doubled up MS.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 19:02 jdreyer
 
edaciousx wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 16:20:
So... I heard there was a caitlyn jenner on the US Women's team who made like 3 goals in the first 30 minutes of the game.... Not sure that's fair. I'd look this up to verify but I'm at work.

Carli Lloyd is a lot of things: amazing, infuriating, spectacular, careless, but she is straight and was born a woman. She's engaged to her boyfriend, and they've known each other since childhood.

A few of the US players are out as bi or gay, and one of them is married to her wife. FIFA performs sex testing (although only on the women, apparently) and allows trans players to play if they have gender surgery and take hormone therapy. There has only been one transgender player in the world cup, and she plays for American Samoa.

You might want to check the source of your info. It sounds full of sour grapes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 18:38 jdreyer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 16:56:
How much media coverage does women's soccer in the US typically get? Do the professional leagues get mentioned in sports news? The final was the most watched soccer match in US history (by far!), but this was very much exceptional.

Women pro soccer doesn't get any coverage at all in the US. The players only make $6-38K per year, not even enough to make a life out of it. Maybe this world championship will change that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 15:06 jdreyer
 
Fion wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 11:36:
I agree, woman's can be pretty dirty, just in a different way.

I think the obvious reason US women do so well in the world cup is that we have a strong tradition of young girls playing soccer while boys are generally told to go play football and bash each others heads in because soccer is a girl's sport.

That said the culture on football as the world knows it is changing, I think in large part to latinos who have brought a love of the sport with them as they've immigrated here. It may take 20 years but we might just be a major player in men's soccer as well.

And hey, that bad call penalty kick from the US vs. Germany. There were some pretty shitty calls in that Germany v France game that led to you guys advancing so hey.

Title IX helps women's soccer too, since so many colleges and universities have women's soccer teams to balance the American football scholarships. Women's collegiate soccer is very competitive and with well over 1000 teams it's a great feeder system for the national team.

And I wonder if footbol will rise to more prominence as American football, with it's concussion problems, becomes less popular.

Lastly, most of the goals in the Japan vs. England match were the result of bad ref calls.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2015, 14:54 jdreyer
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:09:
I'm kind of dumbfounded by the alligator story.


There are stupid people all over the world, but when these stories hit the news it's almost always either Texas or Florida it seems. Must be the heat.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
88. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 6, 2015, 14:10 jdreyer
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 13:27:
Quboid wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:38:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:23:
nobody was forced to pledge money

Nobody has been literally forced, but do you mean that everybody knew what they were getting into? If I had pledged for the initial vision, I would feel ripped off. An in-development game turning bad is the inherent risk but there have been intentional decisions to change the nature of the project and to increase the scope of the project which has led to delays, and which IMHO have significantly increased the risk of it turning bad.

I *Do* feel ripped off. I signed up for a completely different game than is being delivered.

The game that is being delivered is not the space sim going back to Wing Commander with WW2 fighter style physics that I backed.

Also, Bluesnews ate my comment last night, but I'd like to comment that this Genesis Starliner was a stretch goal (the 62 million point I believe).

So we've reached Inception levels of marketing. You now spend money on SC to achieve stretch goals (you know, additional content added "for free" if funding hits a certain point) that they now are going to charge you for. I guess so that they can reach further stretch goals that they can charge you for.

And before the SC Cult jumps on me, replace the ship with anything like... the FPS module (which was also a stretch goal) and you'll start to see how bullshit that is.

It's actually beautiful marketing if you're cynical enough.

Did the original WC games have WWII fighter physics? I just remember "turret in space" physics. Regardless, I'm sure that SC will have a simple physics model that will allow you to approximate that.

If the starliner was a stretch goal, that just means it will be in game, not that everyone will get one.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
22. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2015, 14:05 jdreyer
 
jomisab wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 09:17:
Why are people pre-ordering Fallout 4? Are they afraid Steam might run out? Forchrisake, there aren't even any pre-order bonuses. Why give a company your hard-earned money now? Stop the insanity!

Men preorder for the same reason they do most things: it gives them wood.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2015, 04:00 jdreyer
 
Fletch wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 01:41:
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 17:55:
I think the whole PCMR sucks ass, frankly. I go where the fun games are, and don't limit myself to one platform.

There are no fun console games.

While I agree with nin in theory, I find that

1. Most of the better console games come to PC anyway with superior graphics and controls.

2. Many (most?) console games have simplistic controls and gameplay that limit my interaction and enjoyment.

3. There's so much stuff on PC that I have yet to play, that I just can't justify getting a console to play an exclusive like Destiny.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 6, 2015, 03:55 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 17:55:
Slashman wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 15:40:
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 13:15:
Nice bump for Terraria. Looking forward to trying Styx albeit on the ps4, as it's free there in July.


So you're basically a low-down, rotten traitor to the PC master race is what you're saying... Police

I think the whole PCMR sucks ass, frankly. I go where the fun games are, and don't limit myself to one platform.


Are you a... a... console user???

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

(J/K! )
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
79. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 5, 2015, 23:05 jdreyer
 
Kosumo wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 18:05:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 12:12:
Kosumo wrote on Jul 2, 2015, 16:56:
At no stage would have spending $1500 on this game been a good idea, even if it was finished and lived up to the dream.


And yet people routinely spend $1500 or more to upgrade their PCs, often to play just a single game better. And people spend a lot more than that on a lot of other hobbies that deliver many fewer hours of enjoyment.

Yes, people do spend that on upgrading/building a PC - that what it cost for PC parts and the like ($600 <-> $2000).

Spending $1500 on golf clubs is about what they may cost (anit bought any in ~20 years)

PC computer games cost between free (free to play) up to about $100 for special collector editions. PC games do not cost around $1500 ever. So what I am saying is that people who buy golf clubs for $22500 or upgrade their PC for $9000 to $30000 dollars may want to think twice before they do that.

If new AAA PC games are $60 then people are paying 25 times that for a game that is far away form even being finished, let alone good.

Do you understand that? (I'm talking apples to apples not apples to restaurant meal.)

I get what you are saying in that it's all relitave but I think people should keep in mind we are talking about people paying 25 times the price of an item. It's crazy shit.

The thing is, they're not paying for just any AAA game. They're paying for an AAA game that used to be its own genre, but publishers decided to stop making 15 years ago (with maybe one or two exceptions). And that game is being headed by the founder of the genre. While I only spent the minimum, I see why people with disposable incomes are trying to revive one last hurrah from a dead genre.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2015, 22:59 jdreyer
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 5, 2015, 21:15:
USA! USA!! USA!!! have just won the football (soccer) Women's World Cup, congratulations to them.

Crazy game. 4 goals in 16 minutes???
 
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