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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 1, 2015, 18:21 jdreyer
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 17:37:
Surprised to see Dragonball selling so well. Hopefully this means we'll see more PC support from Japanese publishers.

Have you seen this Dragonball fan film? I thought it was pretty cool.
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
16. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 1, 2015, 17:46 jdreyer
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 17:39:
Tom wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 15:25:
Hopefully this space won't end up focused on the mobile experience too much to the detriment of PC-based products.

Hate to be that guy, but...that's pretty much inevitable.

Hate to be that guy, but...Steam doesn't even have any mobile products. Why would they put their name on something that wouldn't be primarily focused on their own platform? Also, HTC makes hardware, not software, so why would they primarily focus it on mobile? Lastly, if it's a display technology, won't it be platform agnostic?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Mar 1, 2015, 17:38 jdreyer
 
“Dozens of threats to execute grade-school kids”- Madness of a 9/11 truther.

Article about a guy who identified a mentally ill white supremacist on Twitter who was becoming unhinged and about to go on a rampage killing a bunch of elementary students. A good read.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 1, 2015, 17:33 jdreyer
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 15:46:
Wow, HWRC leads the pack? I find that somewhat hard to believe, although I loved the originals and the Remastered versions are very good indeed.

Nice to see Hotline Miami 2 on there also, although people should be buying it off GoG.

I'm embarrassed to say I preordered HWRC, something I haven't done in literally ten years. Embarassed

But I'm loving it, so money well-spent!
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
13. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 1, 2015, 17:31 jdreyer
 
Gattis also claimed that the Vive is "really light, you can wear it for a long time without feeling weighed down," something that can't be said of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus.

I wonder how it can be lighter with two screens than with one...
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
12. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 1, 2015, 17:30 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 16:59:
Another TV strapped to your face and using a clumsy controller is not VR. When people start jacking in a la Snowcrash/Neuromancer, etc. then it'll be VR.

Whatevs, this pales compared to the announcement of Half-Life 3 this coming Tuesday at GDC.

The third day, or the third month at three PM Valve will be announcing it finally. So it is written! So shall it be!

HTC has three letters, so HALF LIFE 3!

C is the third letter of the alphabet in the third position in "HTC", so HALF LIFE 3!!

Steam VR. 5 letters - 2 letters = 3, so HALF LIFE 3!!!

There are three signs above pointing to Half Life 3, so HALF LIFE 3!!!
 
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
11. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 1, 2015, 17:19 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 16:34:
90Hz is nice! definitely better than the 60Hz, although 120/144Hz is more ideal for real-life motion. and two 1080p screens instead of one 1080p or 1440p screen split in two like in the Oculus would cetainly be better, because more pixels. just hope Oculus, HTC, Razer, SamsungVR, and these other VR headsets will be compatible with all the games so it will be easier to make a choice. i think even AMD has some kind of VR solution in their roadmap as well.

The two screens are 1200px by 1080px each, so not that different from the OR DK2 resolution of 960 by 1080 per eye. Oculus claims their consumer version will be better than 1080P so if we assume they will use a single 1440P screen, that would be 1280 by 1440 per eye at 90Hz, which would be superior.

My main concern with two separate screens would be them getting out of sync if you dropped your headset or something.
 
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News Comments > Ascent Early Access Ascent
11. Re: Ascent Early Access Ascent Mar 1, 2015, 02:05 jdreyer
 
IIRC, this is a one or two-man team. They're reaching for a lot, and graphics are suffering.

It is possible to be a one-man team and get great graphics, as Josh Parnell over at Limit Theory is ably demonstrating. But functionally Ascent does so much more than Limit Theory does. It all depends on what you're looking for.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
98. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2015, 01:53 jdreyer
 
beremot wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 00:07:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 23:48:
Can't we agree with Sark's message, even while disagreeing with the way she delivers it?

What's with the Rodney King act, jd?

Seriously, the only thing wrong with your perfectly reasonable question is that they DON'T "agree with Sark's message." Or do you really think it is about her "delivery?" Sure, they constantly attack the messenger, question her motives, insult her personally, etc, but do you really think under all that, they actually agree with her "message?"

They don't.


That's my point though. Don't conflate her delivery of it with the actual message itself. I think a lot of people that dislike her personally could agree with a lot of the general points she makes. But she does herself no favors when she nitpicks Destiny seating animations, a game that appears to do the vast majority of things on her list right.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
96. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 23:59 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 12:28:
On the first one, the complaint isn't that women move like men, but that they move like strippers.

The only thing I find a bit weak about this, is that I almost never see this in games, unless the character demands it, such as a prostitute NPC. Maybe I'm just playing the wrong games. Got some examples?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
95. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 23:48 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:19:
Slavery

Racism

Oppression

Nuclear weapons

Government Surveillance

Video game character hip sway


Truly she has tapped into an important social issue here my friends, one day we will all remark on this moment from the

TIDES OF HISTORY

Hahahah

C'mon RM, you're smarter than that. It's not Video game character hip sway, it's sexism, just like racism. I'm sure you're not denying sexism is still an issue in our society, and the portrayal of women in media perpetuates it. My daughter, 12, has been pointing it out to me for years, instinctively without prompting. Kids aren't dumb, they notice and internalize. Is this an existential issue? No, but neither is marriage equality, and we seem to be making progress on that front. I don't always agree with the way Sark couches her arguments, but I don't deny the argument itself. Can't we agree with Sark's message, even while disagreeing with the way she delivers it?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
94. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 23:39 jdreyer
 
jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:19:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Animate female characters to move the way normal women, soldiers or athletes would move.

The reason most games have the same animations for women and men comes down to the cost and time it takes to create separate animations. But how exactly do women move any different to men? No two people move the same no matter what gender.
Yeah, I think that's a totally valid response to this request. There will definitely be times where developers only have enough money to animate everything for a single model.

jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:19:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Have female characters of various body types
- Include more female characters of color.

What about various male body types and male characters of color? Why just females? Most games that I've played recently have two body types, male and female. Once again, this is a time, cost and performance issue of having several different body models. Now that consoles aren't as antique hardware wise, these things can be possible.
She actually made this point while displaying this image of Blizzard's upcoming game Overwatch. And it's a good point: the women are all basically the same size and shape (thin and elegant), while the men range from a dwarf to a huge, fat 'roid hulk and everything in between. There are very few games that portray women the way something like Loadout does.

jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:19:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Include female enemies, but don't sexualize those enemies

Who gets to decide what is considered sexualized? Different people find different things sexual. Some guys women in uniform sexy, so should we not have female cops or soldiers as enemies in games because they can be sexualized?
Yeah, I'm less clear as to what she's referring to here. I can't recall any recent games where I'm shooting scantily clad women.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
26. Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 28, 2015, 23:24 jdreyer
 
Leper wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 12:58:
Sniper rifles were okay but largely redundant, as assault rifles could be modded to have the same range and accuracy.

Sounds like they missed the whole point of sniper rifles (unbeatable range). Am I the only one who wants to see a modern turn-based game where you can position your sniper on a ledge a mile away and it would be laughable to think that any assault rifle could be a match? I appreciate efforts like Wasteland 2, but I can't help thinking that we're at the point where we could get something with a larger scope. Something like Valkyria Chronicles meets Fallout. One can dream. Who knows, maybe Fallout 4 will surprise us by going to back to turn/team-based.

I am looking forward to eventually picking Wasteland 2 up though since it's the best we got right now.

XCom: Enemy Unknown lets you park your sniper at one end of the map and pick off targets at the other end.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Feb 28, 2015, 23:18 jdreyer
 
This Is the Revenge Porn Law We Need in America.

My concern is that the law might be too broad and abused, but it sounds like they're making it pretty specific:

The bill specifies that the photos posted online must be sexually explicit, not taken in public, and distributed without written consent in order to violate the revenge porn law.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 23:13 jdreyer
 
Kimmel And These Physicians Have A Subtle Message For Anti-Vaxers. Thanks nin.

I almost sent this one in. But then I thought, "Hey, what do doctors know anyway?"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: speechless Feb 28, 2015, 23:11 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 22:40:
What does it show on? What channel, I mean?
It's on Starz. Which means I'll be waiting for Netflix. So no spoilers!

(Enjoyed Spartacus, so looking forward to Black Sails)
 
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News Comments > how do you Do It?
18. Re: how do you Do It? Feb 28, 2015, 23:04 jdreyer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 20:34:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:43:
LOC wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:14:
Apparently Nina Freeman when she was 12 or so did something like this, and thus, the game was born?
When I was 8(almost 27 years ago now), everyone in my class already know how this shit worked. It was all word of mouth or through our parents. Perhaps her parents had problems figuring out how to talk to her? Who knows. Hell I remember at the age of 7 my parents explaining it to me.

Maybe it's the difference between parents today, and parents who grew up in the 60's and lived through the 70's.

Definitely a difference in parenting. Most parents simply do not even talk to their children anymore about sexual and even basic body related topics, they think schools do it for them and of course, schools can not do that properly.

And this is not just related to sex.... I'd imagine most parents think their children figure stuff out themselves and so you get 20 somethings who think Urethra and Vagina are the same thing. (Source: IMGUR comments)

Or worse, one of our congressmen who think you can swallow a pill to get a vaginal exam. The stupid, it hurts.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 20:49 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:26:
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:39:
Why not just ban me if it's such an annoyance? Or does the admin ego require regular inflating?

I'm assuming you've been banned in the past. The 'you shouldn't feel bad about this when this other possibly worse thing exists' schtick has a familiar ring.

I'm in the land of celebrity worship. I believe I am also in a full right to criticize it. If people want to indulge in their sadness over dead celebrities instead of pondering the demise of real-everyday-humble people that's their right, but in return I feel the need to contradict it. It's a cultural shit-stain that celebrities are given noble status with great immunity over quiet hard-working people. If you want to call my opinion trolling, so be it. I don't really care. I just wonder why you don't ban me instead of saying 'troll' every-time you disagree with something I say. I don't ever recall quoting you and calling you names. If it gives you some kind of twisted pleasure to insult me, glad to be of service. Thumbsup
We live in a strange modern world. None of us has met Mr. Nimoy, yet we "know" him. We mourn those we know when they pass. I was deeply affected by Robin Williams passing because he had brought me so much joy for so many decades. Less so in this case but it is similar. The death of that mother and child is tragic, but we were unaware of their existence until this moment. They have no meaning for us personally.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 20:36 jdreyer
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:13:
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:39:
Why not just ban me if it's such an annoyance? Or does the admin ego require regular inflating?

I'm assuming you've been banned in the past. The 'you shouldn't feel bad about this when this other possibly worse thing exists' schtick has a familiar ring.
I assume if you had banned him in the past you would recognize his distinctive weather trolling.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2015, 20:31 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 13:34:
I liked the Spock character but ... (rant about a the tragic death of a mother and child)... I need to get my priorities straight.

Yeah, but that mother and child didn't invent a cool hand sign.
 
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