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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
77. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 21, 2014, 05:39 NKD
 
Dirwulf wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 02:59:

I'm pretty sure Cutter blocked me as well, and I have no idea why. Anyway, I think the person behind the keyboard is really just role playing, is an excellent troll, and everyone falls for it every time.

Don't sweat it. Cutter blocks anyone who disagrees with him. But it's of little consequence because he is a hit-and-run poster. Even if he doesn't have you blocked, he has zero interest in discussion. He will post a top level comment, or sometimes reply to a comment, but only if it isn't directed at him. If you try to engage him in a discussion, you will get no response. If you outright refute or disagree with him, you'll find he never replies to one of your posts again, presumably because you've been blocked.

I've said this before, but he isn't knowledgeable or articulate enough to defend his position on anything, so to save face he doesn't even try. Of course that didn't work out so well for him here on Blues. We have a small enough posting user base that you're going to get caught being a chickenshit pretty quickly.

Really the best thing is to just ignore the guy. I sometimes reply to his posts for the benefit of other people who might read it, even though I know full well he has had me blocked for years. But in general it's just a good idea to recognize that Cutter is a joke and laugh at him accordingly. It's kind of like with Reagle. That guy is even more obviously mentally ill, but he's good for a laugh.

You literally have to advocate genocide to get banned from Blues, so I don't see him going away any time soon.

 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
17. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 21, 2014, 05:17 NKD
 
A season pass is little more than a preorder for DLC. Take the same approach you'd take with a preorder for the base game. I.e. if you're smart, wait for reviews.

Some DLC is good value for money, some DLC is not. Buying a season pass is basically a gamble. It pays off if you want every DLC and want to play them all when they are new and they all turn out good, but otherwise you're just wasting dollars.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
16. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 00:25 NKD
 
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 00:10:

I haven't seen Gotham or Arrow, but my officemate says Arrow is kind of one those "guilty pleasure"-type shows: not great but reasonably enjoyable if you're willing to just kinda go with it.

What about The Walking Dead or Sons of Anarchy? I felt the first two episodes of the new season of The Walking Dead were reasonably good and getting back to what made the series interesting in the first place (i.e. exploring what is "moral" in a world of anarchy). SoA was a bit of a disappointment at first, but it started to get better around the 4th and 5th episodes.

Arrow is really just a great comic book TV show. It's not like Gotham where they are mixing a comic book show with a cop show. If you didn't know about Batman there's nothing in Gotham that would really giveaway the fact that it was based on a comic.

Arrow can be a bit campy, but so are most comics. Not sure I'd go so far as to call it a guilty pleasure. It's definitely a fun show. Good mix of humor and serious moments. It tries to keep the superpowers to a minimum to keep it a little more grounded. But it doesn't go full super-serious mode like the Nolan Batman movies. Good pace of character development too. Fast enough that you don't get bored waiting for a payoff, but not so fast that you can't keep track of it. Only weak link in the show IMHO is Laurel. The rest of the supporting characters are fantastic.

The Walking Dead is really getting back on its feet IMHO. That time they spent a whole season looking for Sophia was the worst part of the series, then it improved a bit, but went downhill again with the Governor and that whole lame and frustrating plot. But this season has started off pretty good. They didn't linger in Terminus for half a season like I expected, so I'm super happy with that.

As far as Sons of Anarchy, jesus, I don't even know whats going on. It's the final season so everything has gone nuts. A lot of plot movement in every episode. I'm liking it, but I wish it had one more season to sort of slow down this pacing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
14. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 00:09 NKD
 
Squirmer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 23:32:
I don't know why you'd want to watch a Batman show with no Batman.

Frankly the lack of Batman is the best part about it. We just had a Batman trilogy. Batman is appearing yet again in the upcoming Superman movie. There's always some Batman animated series going on. Batman games come out like once a year. We have enough Batman.

In Gotham there's little distraction from exploring the other interesting characters. They don't spend a lot of time on the young Bruce Wayne. Gordon and Bullock make one of the most compelling detective teams I've seen in a police show.

The weak point of the show isn't the lack of Batman, but probably Jada Pinkett's Fish Mooney. She's a new character and they aren't making me give a shit about her in the least.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Oct 20, 2014, 23:16 NKD
 
Never heard of this company or this guy, but it sounds like he had an interesting career. Working for NASA with von Braun and then getting into audio.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
66. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 23:03 NKD
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:55:
It just goes go to show how sexist and misogynistic most gamers are when even a simple article about a slightly attractive woman leaving her gaming job brings out comments like this.

You are all dishonorably discharged.

Says the guy with a tacky picture of some cartoon chick with huge tits as his avatar?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 22:52 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:27:
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:07:
I propose that we create a new rule. If a comment thread has an article related to GamerGate in it, we talk about something else like hockey or TV shows we're watching.

Anyone been watching Gotham? What do you think so far? I feel like it has a lot of potential but it's not one of those shows I eagerly wait to watch each week. I've never really been able to get excited about procedurals. For example once Person of Interest became more about the overall plot and less about the number of the week, I liked it a lot more.

Hey, not a bad idea. Let me one up you:

If a comment thread has an article related to GamerGate in it, we talk about Star Citizen. Yes? Yes? YES!

Is it going to be the greatest game this decade, or the greatest game ever?

Holy shit this is the best idea ever.

STAR CITIZEN THREAD EVERYONE!

Is Chris Roberts a scammer, or MERELY A CON ARTIST!? You decide!!!
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
64. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 22:51 NKD
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:04:

Sorry there is no way I'm not judging someone who only posts 'SO HOT DROOOL' on a videogame forum, that shit invites mockery especially in the recent overall context.

I didn't say they weren't stupid posts. You'll note I didn't post anything like that. I'm just saying that doing so doesn't imply anything positive or negative about Jade's accomplishments or work performance.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
57. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 22:40 NKD
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:02:

On the flip side, I have a single 4TB drive that has written more than 10 times that amount and read more than 20 times that amount in two months and guess how many write delays I've had, let alone anything more serious like read failures, seek failures or sectors flagged as bad? ZERO! That's right, none!

Are you confused on the units of measurement being used here or something? A 4TB drive accruing 15 Petabytes of writes over 2 months would be nearly 3 Gigabytes per second 24/7. Last I checked, no 4TB drive exists that can read 3GB a second, let alone write it.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
56. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 22:19 NKD
 
shihonage wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 18:51:

First, there ARE magical compression algorithms which drastically reduce image size with minimal quality loss. You may be familiar with the general concept of such compression in form a JPEG file.

I think you misunderstand the concept of "magical". Everyone knows that quality lossy compression exists. Some of those compression methods are actually quite decent. (JPEG is not one of the decent ones BTW). But many are extremely computationally expensive and only save you another 7 or 8% of space over a method that takes 1/10th the computation. They are not suitable for real-time graphics.

The point is that if you're designing Game B in such a way that it has twice as much texture data as Game A, you're probably going to be hard pressed to find a way to maintain quality while saving a meaningful amount of space. For all intents and purposes, Game B is going to take roughly twice the space for its assets if it has twice as many assets.

There's no way around that. Textures are already compressed using very effective industry standard methods. There are no huge gains to be made there.

shihonage wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 18:51:
Optimization involves knowing when inactive textures can be swept into slower system memory. CoD series is hardly known for amazing open vistas with complex geography that you can explore up-close.

Indeed. That's why it's requiring 6GB system RAM, and only 1GB of VRAM. I'm not only talking about CoD here by the way.

shihonage wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 18:51:

How does this any of this apply to CoD games? They have neither super cool AI routines, nor large autonomous areas with freeform gameplay.

Their pathfinding is rudimentary, and all the cool stuff is rigidly pre-scripted.


It doesn't apply to CoD. At least not this title in particular. CoD appears to be asking for a really low end processor, the Core i3 530. These are just peeves of mine that people generally bitch about that I get tired of seeing.

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 22:07 NKD
 
I propose that we create a new rule. If a comment thread has an article related to GamerGate in it, we talk about something else like hockey or TV shows we're watching.

Anyone been watching Gotham? What do you think so far? I feel like it has a lot of potential but it's not one of those shows I eagerly wait to watch each week. I've never really been able to get excited about procedurals. For example once Person of Interest became more about the overall plot and less about the number of the week, I liked it a lot more.
 
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News Comments > Door Kickers Released
3. Re: Door Kickers Released Oct 20, 2014, 21:59 NKD
 
Oh well, open and shut case Johnson. Let's sprinkle some crack on him and get out of here.  
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3. Re: etc., etc. Oct 20, 2014, 21:56 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:51:
That Paranautical guy sounds like a real winner.

Personally, I had no idea Reagle was developing games.
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
58. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 21:49 NKD
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 19:50:
Are you saying that Professional Victim *isn't* a solid career choice?

Hard to keep it up in the long run. People are fickle and will tire of you easily. They gotta keep up with the times and you risk being dethroned by an actual victim who needs actual support from the community.

BitWraith wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:07:
Because it would appear that her worth is weighed not on her job performance, but rather on her looks?

Her job performance matters to her bosses. Her professionalism matters to her co-workers. But for most of the people here, they'll never have any first-hand knowledge of any of that. All they can say for certain is that she is gorgeous and they find her attractive.

I don't think there's anything wrong with that as long as you're not implying that she banged her way into the industry or wouldn't have a job if not for her good looks. We've heard little to nothing negative about Jade or any drama she has caused from industry insiders, and she has been there 10 years. It's safe to assume that she's the real deal and not just a pretty face. But there's nothing wrong with acknowledging that part either.

For example, that cartoon is awful and crude and in poor taste. But just saying "Wow this girl is smokin' hot" is nothing more than an acknowledgement of attraction. It says nothing about her beyond that unless you're adding meaning to it with your own assumptions.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
8. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 20, 2014, 21:33 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:11:
Ah another one to wait for the complete edition. They're making it easy not to spend any money on games this fall season.

Are they? A lot of pretty good games have been coming out recently, and there are more to come I am sure. It's going to be a very tough choice for a lot of people.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
41. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 16:30 NKD
 
ViRGE wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:20:
I challenge anyone here to prove that the specs are a result of a lazy PC port.

This is a pet peeve of mine. These morons bitch about games not utilizing PC hardware because consoles. But then when the next generations of consoles launches and requirements finally shoot up, they bitch that apparently the fact that it wants more hardware is now a NEGATIVE because of consoles.

What the actual fuck? Does no one see the logical disconnect there? Upgrade your shitty wooden PCs or switch to knitting or golf.

Some related peeves.

"Hurp durp, why so much VRAM, these textures aren't ULTRA SUPER MEGA RESOLUTION"

Because the memory is used to create MORE textures, not just wasting it all on the diminishing returns of having a super high resolution texture on that piece of rubble no one is going to be paying attention to. There are also other "textures" mapped to objects beyond the base art, like normal maps and whatever else.

"Why so much CPU, the AI is still sucks!"

Because the CPU is being used elsewhere for basic game logic. Like so much else, it's a trade off. You can have five guys with super cool AI routines, or you can have a fully populated city with more rudimentary NPCs running around. Plus you have to actually account for the AI in your gameplay, it's not as simple as just turning up the "Smart" dial to 11.

"My hard drive is literally a record player from 1937. Why they need so much space?"

Because more art assets equals more space. There are no magical compression algorithms that take away the basic fact that more pixels of art means more bits of space.

The list goes on and on.

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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
16. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 16:17 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 15:38:
Glad to hear she's apparently leaving of her own volition and not because of gamergate or harassment.

Haha. Yeah it's strange how when you actually make games and do your job instead of trolling and belittling people on Twitter, you get harassed less.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
39. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 04:45 NKD
 
Ray Ban wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 04:42:

I don't know. I thought Wolfenstein: The New Order was pretty excellent.

New Order looked great. It's got the usual trade off of id Tech 5 which is trading in super high res textures for less texture re-use. But that's very subjective, and the art direction was spot-on for a Wolfenstein game. The performance was good as well.

Saying "Oh, id tech 5" is basically giving the developers of Evil Within a free pass. That engine is capable of more than what they did with it and that's on them.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
49. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 04:29 NKD
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 03:31:
Everyone is so quick to punish the gamer, calling it a TOXIC CULTURE. Why is that? What is wrong with people, why is there so much prejudice everywhere?

I have a few ideas about what is going on, and why you see so much toxic crap in response to relatively mundane stuff. For example, the disproportionate response to Anita Sarkeesian, who is a nobody in terms of actual feminist causes, and who never really said anything too controversial. Her videos were just pointing out obvious cliches everyone already knew about and had been poking fun at for decades. The only reason anyone is talking about her is because of the hate she gets. Her actual contributions to anything are basically zero. So if she didn't do anything of note, why did it get such a nasty response from certain people?

Some gamers can be very defensive. This is because, unlike what the so-called feminists want you to believe, a lot of gamers do not consider themselves to be a privileged group. They've been bullied, they've been social outcasts. A lot of gamers are not financially well-off. Many are not only gamers, but members of other groups that are unfairly ostracized. Many straight males in gaming have little or no experience dealing with women. They were often ridiculed and mistreated by girls while growing up. LGBTQ gamers have dealt with even worse. Game culture, for them, has become their comfort zone. Gamers can be cruel to each other, but they can also be really kind to each other and identify with each others plights. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better than what they are experiencing in their personal lives. Often overcome by loneliness, and not having many people to turn to.

Then comes along a bunch of non-gamers making a big ol' scene. They say a lot of things, and some of them sound an awful lot like the same stereotypes and cruel things said about you in the real world. Most of what they are saying is innocuous, some of it even makes sense, but the only things you can hear are the things that remind you once again that you're not cool. Your friends and hobby are "offensive" and "problematic." Your reason and logic go out the window, all you feel is your comfort zone being chipped away.

Think about it from the perspective of those among the gaming community who are less fortunate and have had bad social experiences in their lives. The ones who use gaming as their escape from an otherwise lonely and cruel life.

These loud voices, mostly coming from relatively well-to-do, popular, white professionals, do not resonate with you. They do not sound like the voices of a fellow outcast looking for their fair shake. They sound like the next generation of the bullies who hassled you in junior high. In the 21st century, it's not the jock who is cool, but the socially savvy hipster who makes use of social media to garner a massive following. They have thousands of Twitter followers, millions of YouTube subscribers, and other well-to-do people lavishing sympathy and attention upon them.

Sure, those of us with a little more confidence and a little more social savvy can see where both sides are coming from, and can see that both groups have had issues with social inequality, despite being privileged in many ways. But for the more awkward gamers, they just feel like they are being bullied once again, this time in their own backyard.

So of course they bite back irrationally. Trolling and sending anonymous threats. You can hardly fault them for their life experiences that have left them bitter and unsympathetic to your claims of oppression. Not every gamer is like that, but you can hardly be surprised or shocked when people who have been bullied, outcast, and disenfranchised are not super receptive to the cries of oppression from some popular Internet celebrities.

It's terribly asymmetrical as well. Let's look at the outliers, the people being straight up bullies. On the "gamer" side you have anonymous trolls and threats. Virtually everyone disregards them as the meaningless flailing they are. But on the "feminist" side, the people doing the bullying have ACTUAL BULLY PULPITS. They have thousands of followers, editor status on some high traffic website, and an army to retweet every thing they say.

TL;DR: These feminists playing the victim don't go over too well with some gamers because from their perspective it looks a lot like cool popular kids trying to pretend they know the plight of the outcast and the marginalized. They themselves feel marginalized, which makes the sting of being painted a privileged misogynist scumbag even harder to bear. The less stable among these marginalized gamers will indeed lash out irrationally, and you'd have to have been blind to not see that coming.
 
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64. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 18:50 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 18:29:
NKD wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:55:
Quboid wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:29:

That doesn't mean every member of GamerGate. This is basic English; "GamerGate presented enough of a perceived danger" means that they think the danger comes entirely from GamerGate, it does not mean that they think the entirety of GamerGate is a danger.

You're sitting there playing semantic grammar games and completely ignoring the intent and tone of the entire article.

You have invented a tone that confirms your pre-presumed conclusion - that you're a victim. It's not a semantic grammar game, it's the very significant mistake that your righteous indignation won't let you see because it unravels the whole "they're criticising me therefore this sentence criticises me therefore they're criticising me" fallacy that started the GamerGate anger.

Maybe you ought to read more than the first sentence of my post.
 
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