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Signed On May 5, 2006, 20:54
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News Comments > Op Ed
59. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:37 Draugr
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:52:
Draugr wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 20:01:
Quite frankly I haven't seen people drawing comparison to the civil rights movement in the way you claim.

You didn't read what he quoted? The guy you were arguing with didn't bring them up first, the person he was replying to was.

But again, jdryer didn't say it was just like civil rights issues of the 1960s, he drew a comparison to responses from then and now, and then everyone is now saying jdryer is saying it's just like civil rights in the 1960's which no one ever claimed.

"1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything."

Doesn't translate to, "I think this is exactly like the civil right movement of the 1960's." I think the idea was to point out how dismissive people can be of marginalized groups.

Edit: this is all kind of a derail, they've moved beyond it so I will shut up about it, :).

This comment was edited on Jul 23, 2014, 21:47.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 20:01 Draugr
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 18:39:
Draugr wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 15:15:
So why make the ridiculous comparisons that you did? You were the one who offered them.

Other people first made comparisons to racial discrimination and other major issues. If they don't want the comparison made then they shouldn't bring it up. People who are comparing those to a gender issue in video games are really sheltered in my opinion, there are much bigger problems going on in the world to devote my support to.

Quite frankly I haven't seen people drawing comparison to the civil rights movement in the way you claim. Nobody on this thread has done so, so to pretend that people you disagree with are claiming it's *just like* the civil rights movements of the 1960's is just being disingenuous.
Sure you can point out how it's NOT similar to the 1960's, but nobody was arguing it was exactly like it, so you're kind of wasting your breath to pretend they were doing so.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 15:15 Draugr
 
Bodolza wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 15:02:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:45:
1960s: Those people that write about racial inequality should just shut up already. Constantly writing about it won't do anything.

Are people burning symbols on women's lawns? How many games have "men only" sections, and will beat up women if they try to play? Are there parades in city streets promoting the superiority of men over women? How many women have been literally hung for gaming?

Ridiculous comparisons only succeed in turning off those who might actually support a cause.

So why make the ridiculous comparisons that you did? You were the one who offered them.

The only comparison being drawn was the reaction some people have when the issue is discussed. Everything else you're trying to introduce is just setting up a straw-man.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 15:00 Draugr
 
SlimRam wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 14:56:
Just a quick life lesson from yours truly.

Men have always dominated this planet.

Men will ALWAYS dominate this planet, unless a woman creates an army strong enough to defeat man altogether (and unless there's some kind of sex wars that started and I haven't heard about it then that's probably never going to happen).

Men mostly have designed and created society and the laws that govern it.

If women want anything to change they simply have to remove all men from positions of power. And the only way that'll ever happen is if there is war against men, worldwide, and they win. The problem with this is men tend to be very good at war & in times of crisis, they band together.

So there you have it, the problem is solved, either sex war against the entire world or nothing changes. Simple really

There are people who feel the same about race as you do about gender. They are also incorrect in their assumptions.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
23. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 12, 2014, 23:40 Draugr
 
Trevellian wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:53:

They'll do what Rockstar did with GTAV and PC will see it in a year.

Or sooner, but I suspect this will be the case as well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
11. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 12, 2014, 19:57 Draugr
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 18:35:
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 18:14:

Dude, people still bitch, on this board, this week, about not having Halo on the PC.

I must admit that I'm still butthurt that the Halo PC/Mac game that was demoed at E3 2000 never came to fruition. The open world, high player count, vehicle based multiplayer sounded incredible. Fucking Microsoft.

While I don't care myself, I think it's a bit different.

It's not like Bungie demoed all the stuff on the Xbox one and THEN went on to say it's not happening.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
2. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 20:10 Draugr
 
Now that youtube supports high frame rates they should get on releasing their gameplay previews as such.

I guess in some cases it could be considered false advertising, but that's never stopped them in the past.

Edit: I suppose if it's in alpha state the in-game performance might not be there yet.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 8, 2014, 20:05 Draugr
 
Agreed, Xbox fans complaining about the arrangements Sony has made with Activision in terms of content and timed exclusivity is rich.

In this case Sony is just outplaying MS at their own game.

When these same people start complaining about how exclusives are lame instead of engaging in the same #dealwithit mentality they seem so butthurt about, I'll believe them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 15:19 Draugr
 
Henry Dorsett wrote on May 22, 2014, 12:25:
Beamer, I think I speak for most of us when I say that you really need to screw off. Nobody cares. The Japanese make mostly Japanese characters because, SURPRISE, they're in a culture which is almost entirely Japanese. If you have a problem with that, why not fly over there and picket outside Nintendo's home office? Surely that would make them aware that there are other cultures better than arguing with the rest of us.

How about you don't put speak for the rest of us, if someone wants to say something they are obviously welcome to do so, but don't presume you speak for the people here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation May 14, 2014, 23:17 Draugr
 
People always talk up the voice commands, you'd almost forget they've been trying to sell a camera.

I wonder when we can get this kind of voice technology in the palm of our hands!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 13, 2014, 19:43 Draugr
 
So business as always then?

The kind of innovation they seem to be interested in anyway seems to only involve ways of milking their customers, so I guess it's true.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Oculus Rift Apr 2, 2014, 14:42 Draugr
 
Quboid wrote on Apr 2, 2014, 12:56:
I agree with him, the Oculus Rift and other current generation VR won't sell in particularly big numbers, as in, not enough to make $2B look any more reasonable. This sort of gear is very promising and I believe signals the point at which VR can exist in terms of the technology and the market, but it's not the point at which your stereotypical CoD-Bro will be in a hurry to get one. Something closer to large sunglasses will be needed for that.

I got an Oculus Rift DK1 a few days ago, it is very cool. There's definitely things which need work but it's promising. The resolution (640800 per eye) is even more of a problem than I'd expected, I'm not so sure 1080p will be enough for CV1 any more. I felt more used to the tracking after 10 seconds than I did with TrackIR after 10 hours, this is unexpectedly impressive.

The CV1 is supposed to be higher res then the dk2, or at least someone from Oculus has said as much. They havent' said what that res will be though.

I don't know if it will completely eliminate the screen door effect, but as I understand it, it's something that your eyes adjust to anyway, and the dk2 is quite the improvement on this.
It's only a really big deal for the objects further back, as I understand it. Anyway, hopefully a higher res (and not having to buy cellphone scraps) will improve upon this to where it's not a hurdle in the CV1 version, or so I hope.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 22, 2014, 03:32 Draugr
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 21, 2014, 21:11:
not sure your setup has more power than an xbone. xbone has an 8 core cpu and its gpu is a bit slower than yours, but same gen. and no, i doubt it could run something like star citizen at 60fps in an occulus.

An 8 Core Tablet CPU.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 20, 2014, 16:17 Draugr
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 15:51:
EA - Titfall... sounds odd, since the first one sold well enough it releases EA from having to make TitFall 2 exclusive for the Bone.

Who makes contracts like this? Seems odd that T2 being open for the PS4 was based on good sales for the Bone and PC.

Yeah, if this game was performing as they expected they wouldn't be shutting up about it, just like every other big release that goes as anticipated or better.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 20, 2014, 16:15 Draugr
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 12:14:
Another person interviewed at the end of that clip, the VP Of Product, refers to the consumer version as Consumer V1, so they've presumably got more in mind in the future. Not a surprise.

In the past they've said they want to do iterative releases, so it makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 15, 2014, 15:53 Draugr
 
ForgedReality wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:48:
CrimsonPaw wrote on Mar 15, 2014, 15:38:
I get that's how economics work, but it still seems shitty. Guess we'll be seeing pour friends from the north coming down for their PS4s.

It's not even 10 cents difference between USD and CAD.

Actually that is about the difference

http://www.google.com/finance?q=usdcad
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
16. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 20:33 Draugr
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 19:54:
Draugr wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 19:42:
As you said yourself, the 360 needs to be able to run titanfall

No, I'm saying the opposite. It doesn't need to be on the 360. The quality of the gameplay has suffered because of it.


AS my comment said, I agree with the 'quality' of the game suffering. But, they decided it was worth more money to make sure it ran on the 360, so, it NEEDED to, because that was the requirement that they set.

Many console gamers are always say how the extra cost for higher resolutions and textures isn't worth the cost, so I don't know why paying 500 bucks to play a game you can already play at 60 bucks at the same resolution will be the system seller they think it will be.

That's not to say it won't move units, I just think some people have some wild numbers in mind.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
8. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 19:42 Draugr
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 19:38:
I remember when they tweeted the minimum PC spec's, and I was blown away that they would support PC components that are 8 years old (8800GT released 2007, E6600 released 2006). I thought the same thing when they said it would be released for the 9 year old 360...how can it not look and play like shit on a 360? An Xbox One can't even manage more than 792p graphics with the game!

Having played the beta, seen the muddy textures, experienced the simplified gameplay, not noticed the pristine uncompressed audio...I'm out. To quote one of my friends who was going to buy an Xbone for Titanfall until he played the beta on my PC:

"So you give me this giant ass robot...and I can't leave anything more than a black smudge on the environment? You can keep your damn titans and your 'next-gen' hardware."


As you said yourself, the 360 needs to be able to run titanfall, so I think considering it a 'next-gen' title is a bit of a stretch.
If this game didn't need to run on the 360 we'd certainly be seeing some different things in there. The most obvious being player count, I'd imagine.
 
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News Comments > CryENGINE Linux Support Announced
2. Re: CryENGINE Linux Support Announced Mar 11, 2014, 19:32 Draugr
 
Especially if you're a star citizen backer intending to play the linux version, heh.  
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News Comments > Steam Family Library Sharing Live
14. Re: Steam Family Library Sharing Live Mar 1, 2014, 16:50 Draugr
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 15:25:
Draugr wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 14:42:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 14:39:
I just set up with another.... I'm seeing very very few games that allow sharing.

In my experience they don't list dupes, but I've never had a game that wasn't allowed. are you sure it's not just filtering that? Obviously this would make the shared game listed look a bit smaller, heh.

Could be dupes. Will review more, just getting into it.

Just to follow up as I was curious about this possible limitation after your mentioned it, from the FAQ:

Can all Steam games be shared with friends and family?
No, due to technical limitations, some Steam games may be unavailable for sharing. For example, titles that require an additional third-party key, account, or subscription in order to play cannot be shared between accounts.


and

Can region-restricted content be shared across regions?
No, any region restrictions will remain in place when lending or borrowing content.
 
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