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Signed On Nov 18, 2004, 05:49
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
31. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 14, 2014, 19:10 Dmitri_M
 
They have time to produce a rather unfunny Top Gear spoof? Seems really far from what a space combat game should be about.  
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News Comments > Endless Legend Next Week
13. Re: Endless Legend Next Week Sep 12, 2014, 08:51 Dmitri_M
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 20:31:
I find transporting troops to be micro-heavy; I can't think of a better way of doing it but having an otherwise nearly useless jeep to manage while infantry is holding a position is a pest.
Agree. In Red Dragon I have some Vietnam style troop + huey decks which I match up against infantry heavy decks for the opfor. I wish there was a way to automatically have Huey's leave after unloading. Having to manually click through all the landed Hueys is a pain. The huey icons also overlap the unloaded infantry icons meaning it's not just a pain from a micromanagement standpoint, but it also shows up the UI.

I realise it's possible to double click a single huey icon and have all huey's selected but this isn't ideal if you still have some in the air close by you'd like to unload elsewhere.
 
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News Comments > SimBin Declares Bankruptcy, Reforms as Sector 3
14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2014, 20:15 Dmitri_M
 
BazzaLB wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 17:47:
SMS , The team behind project cars were the people mostly responsible for developing GTR, GTL. They split from SimBin after GTL.
It's too bad SMS opted to use the NFS Shift engine as the basis for Project Cars rather than the ISIMotor engine the Simbin titles used.

As a Gran Turismo or Grid competitor on PC it's ok (and certainly looks amazing), but it is not a sim. They certainly have developed the physics but the slant towards graphics over physics is apparent.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
51. Re: Op Ed Sep 10, 2014, 02:46 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
ignore fucking morons
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
Stop
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
stop
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
goddamn adult
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
quit being a child
Beamer wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 02:34:
quit doing the dumb shit

While I agree with the gist that people need to stop pandering to attention seekers, I think you need to take a break too.

Get back to your conference calling and sexting.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 10, 2014, 02:33 Dmitri_M
 
I wish they'd base it on the Underworld USA Trilogy. That would be incredible.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 13:54 Dmitri_M
 
nin wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 13:51:
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 13:47:
RPS disabling comments on these stories disgusts me far more than the contents of their post ever could.

They claim it's because of "death threats". Preventing level headed readers from posting seems like they view their entire audience as part of the same cesspool.

They want to make a statement, but they don't want to hear a word of what their readers say. Rather telling...

Yeah it bothers me. Seems to confirm that they feel their audience are in the "wrong".

"Why have a discussion if we're right, we won't listen to anyone!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 13:47 Dmitri_M
 
RPS disabling comments on these stories disgusts me far more than the contents of their post ever could.

They claim it's because of "death threats". Preventing level headed readers from posting seems like they view their entire audience as part of the same cesspool.

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News Comments > Independent Games Festival Defends Judging Process
2. Re: Independent Games Festival Defends Judging Process Sep 8, 2014, 11:47 Dmitri_M
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 11:27:
Ask any indy, and you will know that the IGF has the highest "juror did not play the fucking games they are judging" rate of all the award shows.... funny huh?
I think most people buy a lot of indie games but don't actually play them beyond a few minutes.
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X in April
14. Re: Mortal Kombat X in April Sep 8, 2014, 03:03 Dmitri_M
 
Theo wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 04:31:
Not sure if to give money the last MK was a mess on the PC. but i love fighters so ill prolly get it and then be disappointed by the quality of the PC version .....
I thought the PC port was great. But then I never played it with a keyboard, so maybe that part of the port was poor.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
72. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 7, 2014, 17:02 Dmitri_M
 
This whole thing is getting tiresome.

Oh, and well done Beamer for proving your man credentials After all your posts lately no one here was really sure.

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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2014, 19:32 Dmitri_M
 
Picture people who did not follow this whole debacle up to now. Then one day they start reading articles on sites declaring "gamers dead". I think it's pretty offensive to those of who don't read twitter, don't care what developers say (we'd rather play their games - if they're good), who don't browse 4chan etc

They've attacked all of us.

As someone who players games, and identifies as a gamer, I've been lumped in with people who make death threats?

They're covering their own asses and distancing themselves from their audience (most of whom wouldn't take the time to make death threats). I remember seeing an article about the threats against Sarkeesian popping up on CNN's top 10 read articles. I'm sure it was before all these "gamer's dead" articles appeared. Regardless, it is odd how they timed all these articles too appear at the same time.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 5, 2014, 01:29 Dmitri_M
 
Minimise two-way interaction with fans. There are always going to be a minority of kooks out there. If you make a blog with commenting enabled, or a twitter account that allows direct unfiltered discussion then you can expect some craziness.

20 years ago we had no direct contact with game devs. Now they're al signing up for services that essentially provide an open line into their lives. What do they expect? People are going to people. I say "people", not "gamers" because nasty behaviour is not isolated to our hobby as the gaming press would have us believe.
 
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News Comments > Open Letter to the Gaming Community
36. Re: Open Letter to the Gaming Community Sep 3, 2014, 09:19 Dmitri_M
 
Spotted a co-worker on that list.

He's kind of a whiner.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
283. Re: Op Ed Sep 2, 2014, 07:34 Dmitri_M
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 05:02:
Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 02:30:
It's interesting. I just finished Crysis 2. Only one female character, but a particularly strong female character. Well, not that any characters in that game are particularly strong.

And I'm in Max Payne 3 now. Most of the females are basically sex workers or stupid party girls you need to rescue. But it's in Brazil, playing to the noir aspect. Still, that part feels more Rockstar and less Max Payne. Unless a female pops out of the woodwork soon, I don't really have a sense for how far into the game I am.

Yeah, well, it's developers like Rockstar that do "deserve" a militant-feminist beating. Their approach and/or view on women seems to be that of a 16 year-old, with a PS controller in his left hand and his penis in his right. In fact, it's the entire image of Rockstar for me. It's kind of a paradox that their games are so extremely solid nonetheless.

GTA is so derivative of film and pop culture generally though. It's a MTV music video/hip hop culture/martin scorcese gangster film/scarface on steriods. Much of the misogyny in it originates elsewhere.

The last few GTA titles appeal is massive, way outside of core gamer culture. It has incredible mass market appeal. You could look at GTA as something that reflects society generally albeit pumped up on steroids.

Game developers aren't a bunch of sickos coming up with awful ideas in isolation. They reflect tastes generally.

I recall a few strong positive female characters in Red Dead Redemption.
 
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News Comments > RAYA Sound Engine
4. Re: RAYA Sound Engine Sep 1, 2014, 19:16 Dmitri_M
 
The effect is too strong, but they might have done that to illustrate a point. It could probably be toned down.

Had this 16 years ago with my Diamond Monster Sound MX300 though.

Anyone remember how soundcard tech back then felt like it was advancing in parallel with 3d hardware acceleration? There were as many articles comparing A3D and EAX in Unreal Tournament as there were different graphics cards.

http://web.archive.org/web/20001204234900/http://www.3dsoundsurge.com/

In the last few years I've abandoned soundcards. External 24bit DAC + studio monitors. More interested in quality music than positional sound in games.

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News Comments > Op Ed
212. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 14:11 Dmitri_M
 
Beamer and Sho. Do you guys know where I can buy a fedora?

Thanks guys!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
166. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 04:35 Dmitri_M
 
Sho wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 17:49:
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 17:42:
For get about her arguments.

Do you have an interesting perspective to offer on them?

I grew up in South Africa a country that's entire system is based on "social justice" (rightfully so); I can tell the difference between someone being balanced and fair, and one that's doing something for attention and personal gain.

There are larger more important causes out there, but they're harder to get press on.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
73. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 17:42 Dmitri_M
 
Forget about her arguments. This is a media savvy individual whose found a way to make her name. Why doesn't she go after sports fans for watching cheerleaders? Films? Magazines with attractive woman on the covers? Because shouting about old media has been done to death and there's no press to get.

The individuals sending her death threats are playing right into her hands. They're giving her coverage. I'd prefer it if she was ignored.
 
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News Comments > Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira Next Month
3. Re: Pandora: Eclipse of Nashira Next Month Aug 29, 2014, 02:43 Dmitri_M
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:41:
How about a porn flick named Pandora's Box? Hi-ooo!
Urg.
 
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
6. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 10:16 Dmitri_M
 
Haha, really? Those first two changes are embarrassing.

I bet the only people playing this regularly were old Quake players. They must be fuming.

 
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