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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
27. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 14:18 CJ_Parker
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 13:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 12:58:
Squirmer wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:55:
I think people are missing the point a bit. No one's saying Eidos can't use themes of bigotry and segregation etc. The problem is the specific use of the term "apartheid" which was a specific set of policies resulting in the oppression of the black population and curtailment their rights. Many people died in the struggle against those policies.

It's an easy term to throw around, but much harder to handle with sensitivity and respect for the people who suffered under it. Using it to market your videogame story could seem pretty insensitive since they're not addressing the actual policy of apartheid as it existed in the real world; they're just leveraging an emotional term as shorthand. It's a bit gross that Eidos literally trademarked the term apartheid.

^ this

Excellent summary, Sir. Big round of applause fer ya and fuck Eidos indeed, especially for the trademarking bit ("gross" or disgusting does not even begin to sum up how incredibly shitty and tasteless their actions are).
As a result, I will boycott (pirate) all of their future games for this. Another publisher who just went straight to the shitlist.

Not offended enough to just not play the game, only enough to steal it. Real strong principles you've got there. Even funnier for you to make an offense based argument given some of the stuff you've spewed on these boards before. If I recall, your signature used to say "Born to Troll." Too funny.

Learn to read. I was talking about Eidos games in general, not just DXMD, and I said boycott OR steal. Boycott has the priority and, especially after these news, I have below zero interest in Deus Ex MD so I'm not gonna steal that shit. I reserve the right to steal any other games they might offer if one catches my interest though (very unlikely).

I'm also not sure about the trolling connection. You're comparing my harmless trolling to a publisher trademarking "apartheid". Seriously?
You might want to get a clue about history and watch some documentaries about apartheid in SA, Nelson Mandela and Steven Biko to understand that it is absolutely outrageous of Eidos to disrespectfully trademark the term just to advertise a violent video game.

But it does not surprise me that some of ya yanks are totally fine with this. In a country where it's the norm to shoot a dozen unarmed black people every day you probably can't be bothered to give a fuck about such non-issues, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 12:58 CJ_Parker
 
Squirmer wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:55:
I think people are missing the point a bit. No one's saying Eidos can't use themes of bigotry and segregation etc. The problem is the specific use of the term "apartheid" which was a specific set of policies resulting in the oppression of the black population and curtailment their rights. Many people died in the struggle against those policies.

It's an easy term to throw around, but much harder to handle with sensitivity and respect for the people who suffered under it. Using it to market your videogame story could seem pretty insensitive since they're not addressing the actual policy of apartheid as it existed in the real world; they're just leveraging an emotional term as shorthand. It's a bit gross that Eidos literally trademarked the term apartheid.

^ this

Excellent summary, Sir. Big round of applause fer ya and fuck Eidos indeed, especially for the trademarking bit ("gross" or disgusting does not even begin to sum up how incredibly shitty and tasteless their actions are).
As a result, I will boycott (pirate) all of their future games for this. Another publisher who just went straight to the shitlist.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 12:51 CJ_Parker
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 12:01:
it's cool and quiet (silent when idle because the fan turns off)

Just as an addendum: This zero fan mode feature depends on the manufacturer of the card. Don't rush out and buy any 970 expecting it to be silent in idle mode. There are only a few select cards that support this feature like the Asus Strix, MSI 4G Gaming, Palit JetStream and some EVGA models.
It's totally awesome though if you're into the whole silent PC thing. I got a GTX 980 card with zero fan mode, too. I will never be buying a card with fans spinning in idle mode ever again, that much is sure.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
2. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 20:17 CJ_Parker
 
Fuck no.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
22. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 18, 2015, 16:18 CJ_Parker
 
I'd say it's just typical Bethesda hyperbole (I'm not a Beth hater... just observing facts) and simply a Captain Obvious statement as well. In a team of their size with so many people developing content for different parts of the game in a huge game world, it is only natural that no one can really have seen everything. They might as well have stated the sky is blue. ORLY?  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Engine Video
5. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Engine Video Jun 17, 2015, 21:24 CJ_Parker
 
harlock wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 21:17:
watchdogs looked good at E3

witcher 3 looked good at E3

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Yup. This clip was missing the "This is what the game could have looked like if Microsoft wouldn't have paid us a$$load$ of cash to dumb down the graphics so the Xbone won't look as inferior as it really is" a.k.a the "keep dreaming PC gamers bwwahahahaaa" disclaimer.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Trailer
2. Re: American Truck Simulator Trailer Jun 17, 2015, 21:13 CJ_Parker
 
This is gonna sell like Deer Hunter. Only better.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
3. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 17, 2015, 21:11 CJ_Parker
 
This looks so incredibly SHITTY that the entire feces that has been crapped out by all organic lifeforms since the beginning of time does not even begin to do it justice.

Seriously.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Changes Detailed
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Changes Detailed Jun 17, 2015, 13:53 CJ_Parker
 
scratz wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 12:50:
Oh, man, disagree. I loooooved the naval portion of Black Flag. Sailing, chanties, whaling, combat... it was awesome.

^ this

They did such an awesome job capturing the atmosphere of navigating the high seas with a pirate ship. It was oodles of fun to collect booty, capture ships and add them to Kenway's Fleet, destroy forts and all that jazz.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 17, 2015, 13:45 CJ_Parker
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 11:53:
You've got to remember that ms has all new upper management. The company is completely different now. Give them a chance. Windows 10 is a good start and making it easier for game devs to build cross-platform games. That's a huge win for game devs and ms.

You're joking, right? Their only idea of PC gaming is to use the PC to stream games to your ShitBox. That is why ShitBox and PC get unified under the Windows 10 ShitBox gaming umbrella thing. It's the first step to integrate the PC into the closed ShitBox eco system. Just wait how this will end. Hint: Not pretty.
They are most certainly not at all interested in bringing first party AAA games to the PC platform. The only thing they are interested in is lame casual shit like Candy Crush clones with microtransactions so they can ripoff some bored housewife MILFS.

Fuck Microsoft and especially fuck Phil Spencer that lying shitbag.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity White March Expansion Details
7. Re: Pillars of Eternity White March Expansion Details Jun 17, 2015, 01:58 CJ_Parker
 
Cram wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 01:57:
Slick wrote on Jun 17, 2015, 01:44:
jeez, been out a few weeks and they're already shoving expansion packs down our throat? I bet this is going to cost $650 with all the DLC, i bet the bean counters at paradox and obsidian are just wetting their lips. why do game devs only care about profits? so greedy.

They said they were going to, quickly, develop expansions for the game during its actual kickstarter and post kickstarter interviews. The game was delayed almost exactly a year after their original expected release date due to stretch goals and content development. What timeframe is acceptable until an expansion is allowed to be announced. Key word "announced". $650, what?

You n00b. If you were a fish you'd be dead now.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity White March Expansion Details
6. Re: Pillars of Eternity White March Expansion Details Jun 17, 2015, 01:57 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah is this the un-garbage-fier?  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Eternal Conflict Details Jun 17, 2015, 00:35 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah dude. In a nutshell: Shit. Next.  
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News Comments > Gears of War Ultimate Edition for PC Announced
2. Re: Gears of War Ultimate Edition for PC Announced Jun 17, 2015, 00:33 CJ_Parker
 
True Microsoft commitment to PC gaming. Gotta love this shit.  
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News Comments > AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced
43. Re: My radeon experience Jun 16, 2015, 21:52 CJ_Parker
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 21:27:
This launch is odd. Is DX12 even out yet, are any AAA games expected to have DX12 this year? I think I'll wait till next year.

What's "odd" about the launch with regard to DirectX? If new GPUs only came out when a new DirectX version is launched we wouldn't have seen any new GPUs for the past six years.

Regarding your question on availability DirectX 12 is currently available if you are brave enough to grab the Windows 10 beta. The full launch of Win 10 is end of July. That's when DirectX 12 is released for real.
Games supporting DirectX 12 are supposed to become available by the end of the year. Details are scarce. Maybe we'll learn more from the E3 PC gaming conference which is ongoing as I type this.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Survival Trailer
25. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Survival Trailer Jun 16, 2015, 21:35 CJ_Parker
 
EA has already announced an "aggressive DLC plan" for SW Battlefront. This is going to include...

An “aggressive” DLC plan is also in place, with five content packs, each containing at least three maps as well as characters from The Force Awakens.

So... at the barest minimum a premium pass for $60 is confirmed by that and the big question here is will premium even cover all of the DLC content? Or does "aggressive" mean that maybe you'll only get three content packs as part of premium and will have to pay extra for the last two? You know, or maybe they will introduce an extra "elite pass" (above premium) or some shit like that, like, $60 for premium and $80 for elite.

Remember this is EA. They will find some way to fuck gamers over. But you go right ahead and preorder please, Slick. It will at least be funny as hell to listen to the profanity-laden rants from people like you who parted with $120+ when (not if) the game turns out to be the expected garbage.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 in December
6. Re: Just Cause 3 in December Jun 16, 2015, 21:22 CJ_Parker
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 21:05:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 20:45:
Looking almost a little too over the top gimmicky now but nothing I wouldn't buy for $5 during a Steam sale.
If I didn't know you, I'd think you'd been living under a rock and not know a damn thing about Just Cause...but since I do know you, I just know you're a complete moron.

HAHAHA, look sweetheart, I've played both previous games extensively and I know very well what I'm talking about. Still, to me it looks like they are taking the grappling hook crap a little too far now. There is a point when ridiculous fun turns into overdone fun and this might be it from the looks of it.
Also looks more like JC 2.5. Where is the genuinely new stuff except MOAR AWSUM explosions for the simpletons? I'm betting the KBM controls on PC will suck again, too. Thus -> $5 game. Nuff said.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 in December
2. Re: Just Cause 3 in December Jun 16, 2015, 20:45 CJ_Parker
 
Looking almost a little too over the top gimmicky now but nothing I wouldn't buy for $5 during a Steam sale.  
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News Comments > AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced
38. Re: AMD HBM-based 300 Series Announced Jun 16, 2015, 19:56 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah and Samsung doesn't need to buy AMD for HBM since HBM is a JEDEC standard and nothing AMD-exclusive. AMD just happen to be the first ones putting HBM on a GPU. So what kind of "insider old contacts in the industry" infos are that? Straight from Samsung's janitor? Or AMD's gardener?
 
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News Comments > Gigantic Trailer; Beta Signups
1. Re: Gigantic Trailer; Beta Signups Jun 15, 2015, 20:51 CJ_Parker
 
Shit. Next.  
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