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Nickname Cpmartins
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Signed On Oct 2, 2005, 22:52
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News Comments > Approaching Infinity Approaches; Demos Released
2. Re: Approaching Infinity Approaches; Demos Released Oct 16, 2014, 15:33 Cpmartins
 
Yeah, same thing for me. And the 40$ is for the preorder edition, which according to the site is the discounted version.

Still, if the demo is good, and if I can see myself playing it for a decent amount of time, I may get it for the laptop (which is a glorified toaster. perfect for this kind of games).
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 11:50 Cpmartins
 
First gamers are dead. Now gamergate is dead. These people are about to be classified as psychopaths if they continue on this virtual murdering spree. Watch out for you PTSDs and trigger warnings, the virtual massacre is still going strong.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 13, 2014, 21:44 Cpmartins
 
If it wasn't roguelike I'd probably bite it. Never liked the concept, even when it wasn't the buzzword it is today. Looks ok though.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Oct 13, 2014, 21:41 Cpmartins
 
I second the recommendation. Be aware though: a few months ago it was still kinda buggy, and not very optimized.

The content creation kit the provide inside the game has given me a lot of enjoyment though. Given a few limitations, you can build pretty much anything you want. I tried building an Apache attack chopper, and what came out was far more entertaining than what I expected.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs
36. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Oct 11, 2014, 10:08 Cpmartins
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 21:16:
If there's anything surprising about the 26GB HDD requirement is that it's low if anything.

My Dragon Age Origins install is 26GB+ (and then some more stupidly kept in the Documents Folder)

For a large, rich, diverse, 3D world in which you look at things pretty close up I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was bigger even before HD video and multiple language audio is considered.

It seems they've done a good job keeping the size at 26GB, and I have to say I like seeing games support Mantle.

That said simply supporting an API doesn't make a good game and sure as hell doesn't show or prove love for the PC.

Also I think saying "We support 4K resolution" is like a car salesman saying the car will come with wheels, big deal it's par for the course to support high end resolutions with a PC game.

Bragging about 4K resolution, if anything, sounds like "we checked a box for those PC people" which in turn sounds like they might not know what really matters for a game on PC regardless of their intentions.

We'll see if they "love" the PC by the GUI, inventory management, control scheme, performance/visuals, available settings and more, all more important that anything they've mentioned.

Well said. After watching some gameplay trailers, I'm not impressed. A lot of people not even using the Tactical Overlay, just pressing those awesome buttons and facerolling through. Strong wait and see on this one, yet my hopes are up and I'd love for it to be good.

On another note, this is it for EAware. If this game isn't incredible, they are pretty much done. They will get dissolved into EA main divisions. A sad, yet predictable end, to say the least.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2014, 14:54 Cpmartins
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 14:09:
One of the common complaints I've been seeing about SG2 is that it feels like a lifeless galaxy. No chatter, no meeting NPCs in places, etc. Kind of like a Freelancer lite sort of thing, as in the fundamentals are all there, but all the bells and whistles that give it fun and depth are missing. I'll grab it at some point, but definitely going to give it some time first.

Definitely a feel a lot of people are having. I think it's mainly due to not having unique side quests and infinite enemy respawns (One fight I had there were literally dozens of husks around when I was finished, maybe 70 or 80 kills in total. And they'd just keep coming had I not bailed). Still a very good action space game.

And SoM is amazing. Had one fight versus a captain with a shield where I ended clearing a whole sector because the fucker was completely immune to everything I had. Kited him to that big troll thing and let it finish him. Fucking epic.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
16. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2014, 18:04 Cpmartins
 
You'd think considering Enciclopaedia Dramatica a reliable source for information would be ridiculous.

You'd be wrong.

When you take away the colorful language, they have pretty much all the information down correctly. And that should tell you something about how ridiculous this cover up is/was.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
10. Re: etc., etc. Oct 4, 2014, 08:52 Cpmartins
 
There we go with the "woman" again. I couldn't care less if it was a furry arthropod. She had sex during her break, and then proceeded to convince the dude that having sex with people during said break was akin to rape. Yes, you hear that right, according to her own self, she is a rapist. That is one shitty HUMAN BEING (See how I capitalized that? that's to show that I don't give a fuck if it's a man or a woman).

And let's not start with the anita thing please. I don't pay attention to manipulative liars.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Oct 3, 2014, 22:00 Cpmartins
 
He is wrong. Gamergate never was about misogyny. It's about lying colluding pseudojornalists. The fact that zoe is a despicable human being just adds to the sewer that gaming "journalism" is.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
9. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 3, 2014, 08:52 Cpmartins
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 12:15:
Smallest and fastest PDF reader I've ever found.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html
Oh wow, quite the find this is. Thanks for pointing this out man, it even reads .cbrs . Very useful.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 22:56 Cpmartins
 
I restarted the game 3 times, until I realized that Combat Initiative > anything else combat-wise. I had my 17 CI sniper take two turns before the first enemy could act. Awareness FTW.  
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News Comments > X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder
8. Re: X-Rebirth DLC Free to Preorder Sep 28, 2014, 15:40 Cpmartins
 
Well, nice of them to do that. The game has improved a lot since release, but some parts, very important parts, are still broken. Endgame station-management is one of them. You can't tell your ships to grab mid-tier materials from your own fabs, making it a nightmare to manage your assets efficiently. Also trading-ships still give you trouble from time to time.

Still can't recommend this as a successor to the amazing X3, it's just not there yet.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 28, 2014, 15:35 Cpmartins
 
Having a blast with Wasteland 2, baring a few bugs. What an incredibly fun RPG. A true successor to the original, one of the very first games I have ever played. Can't recommend enough.

Also Starpoint Gemini 2 was released this week, another very fun RPG/Action hybrid. Watch a few videos and give it a try if you are interested.

Looking forward to Middle-Earth: SoM, but I'm not preordering. Looks good though.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Sep 21, 2014, 20:12 Cpmartins
 
Yeah,and as with anything related to censorship on the internet, I can only see this ending very, very well to the ones implementing it. They never learn.  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
47. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 16:47 Cpmartins
 
I'll just say this: Get some popcorn because this is going to be sooooo good. As a big fan of modded minecraft I have zero fears of what this might mean for me.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Sep 11, 2014, 22:21 Cpmartins
 
Starlancer, Freelancer. I'm sure there are other great games.
And make no mistake, if MS buys mojang and tries anything funny with it's licensing and modding community, the same modders will have a freeware version of it within a week. Maybe with a few different specs to throw off the dogs. The game itself is nothing special codewise. Some of the modders are far more capable coders than anyone at mojang.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Nears; New Trailer
5. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Nears; New Trailer Sep 11, 2014, 12:05 Cpmartins
 
Bought it last month. Pretty good space combat, kinda of a mix between armada and freelancer.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
79. Re: Op Ed Sep 9, 2014, 14:29 Cpmartins
 
I understand perfectly. One is totally acceptable, one is the death of a career. It's called a double standard.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
71. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 19:07 Cpmartins
 
Let's try a #killallwomen, let's see how satirical it's considered. Let's put on our professional twitter accounts, let's see how that goes.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
85. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 29, 2014, 07:24 Cpmartins
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 20:24:
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 20:14:
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The only video I linked was to Anita's one.

It would be nice? Why'd it be nice? So every writer out there should include both sexes in relevant positions because that'd "be nice?". And here we come to the problem don't we. I don't want people to be nice. I want them to be good. If someone makes a game about a woman murdering every single men out there for her own enjoyment I wouldn't try to tell them that's wrong. I just maybe wouldn't buy it (who knows, it may be a good enough game, and I might even do buy it), and move on. I don't believe for one second anyone would be influenced by it and would start showing misandry towards men because of it. And that's the whole point in anita's videos. She told us barefaced that the games ARE influencing us. I don't know about you, but I am no sheep.

First of all, you will be influenced. But I am nit-picking because I am not saying that you will be influenced in any noteworthy way. But we're all always influenced by the media we consume, regardless of how much it changes. Again, just nit-picking.

One problem with what you described is is that sexism (and racism etc.) is asymmetric. Historically speaking women were suppressed and that's why a game about a woman murdering men wouldn't be as problematic as the opposite.
Remember that you are circling out one group, one particular group, for whatever messed up reason you thought out. If it's a guy killing black dudes, it's racist. If it's a guy killing women, it's sexist. Women and black people were thought of as less worth and by making a game about something like that you are reinforcing that reasoning and giving it the merit it doesn't have.
As far as I understand that is a cultural thing, though. A friend told me that in Denmark people are much more open to homophobic and racist jokes and what not but that's probably because it's perceived differently.
If we were all completely unprejudiced and rational beings then having a game where a guy killed women or a women killed men would be no problem because we could shrug it off. But if we were that unprejudiced why would such a game even exist; where would it come from, what would be the source or the initial frame of reference for that idea? Only because it can?
I'm not sure about that.

It's an interesting question. Should we stop portraying people as they are in videogames because they have been oppressed in recent history? In my opinion, that's a big no. let the creators decide on their creations free of society bias.

The frame of reference is entertainment for entertainment's sake. Create, don't emulate, for those with the inclination. It has been done before, many times.

Update: An excellent read on double standards in the current state of media (Warning: long read): Link

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