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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 28, 2015, 09:31 InBlack
 
Some very good questions asked already on that AMA, looking forward to prof. Hawking's answers. (Hint: the subject is AI).  
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2. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 09:29 InBlack
 
Putting the "limited" back into "available in limited quanitities".

BTW the Pipboy is a glorified plastic armband for your smartphone. The Pipboy app sounds marginally useful if it can indeed interact with your game in real time, however why someone would wear one on their arm while sitting in front of their PC is beyond me...
 
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12. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 02:36 InBlack
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 10:33:
One reddit user got a mail from Laidlaw in response to that HL3 video. Just posting it in case you hadn't seen it but make what you will of it:

I sent an email to Marc Laidlaw regarding recent rumors, Valve's silence, and Half-Life as a whole. This is his response

Well it's really nice that he actually answers his fan mail. This is cooler than the actual content of the mail.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 28, 2015, 02:32 InBlack
 
The market will work itself out. Ebooks need to be significantly cheaper than printed books, but still not so much so that authors will feel ripped off. A book is a work of labour and love, and most importantly time. It's hard to be a self-supporting author, very few are financially successful.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 28, 2015, 02:28 InBlack
 
Im on my second or third Logitech MX518, best mouse ever. If they stop making these mice, I have no idea what Ill do.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Turns Five
6. Re: StarCraft II Turns Five Jul 28, 2015, 02:23 InBlack
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 00:08:
I got bored and never finished the campaign.

The few online games I tried just ended in a race to rush the fastest.

Pretty boring IMO.

Diablo 3 wasn't any better. I'm done with Blizzard now.


Diablo3 sucked. SC2 was just more of the same old SC formula, which is actually good. The reason none of us play it anymore or have the stomach for it is because we got burned out on SC1 and Brood War all those years ago, and it's not like we are getting any younger or our APM is getting any faster.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming
36. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Game+ Mode Coming Jul 28, 2015, 02:18 InBlack
 
I mostly enjoyed this game for the fantastic worldbuilding, atmosphere, characters, and awesome multiple branch quests. I really hated W1 (it felt like a glorified action adventure game) and never even bothered with W2, but something about this third part pulled me in even from the early gameplay videos. It truly felt like a whole package. I don't usually enjoy RPGs where you play as one set character, W3 is one of the exceptions to the rule. It has it's faults, the combat system is servicable at best and really HUH? at worst, and Im not sure the replayability will be there, but IMO it's one of the best games I have played of the past decade. I hope CDProject RED create another game in this world (using this engine) where Geralt is one of the NPCs, and you get to play a brand new character (and class) of your choosing, however they will need to work on their rules and subsystems to get that right....  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 27, 2015, 09:17 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 09:13:
Take an underwater selfie with a great white next time, save yourself the money.

You know it's only a matter of time before someone attempts this right?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2015, 09:14 InBlack
 
Ok that surfer video was kind of scary and awesome at the same time. Surfers are kind of insane...

*disclaimer* used to surf when I lived in S.A...sometimes I miss the ocean
 
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News Comments > Unreleased Underwater Shooter Footage
1. Re: Unreleased Underwater Shooter Footage Jul 27, 2015, 09:04 InBlack
 
Deep Star Six? Anyone here remember that horror flick?  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 27, 2015, 09:03 InBlack
 
...and apparently Valve making so much money on other cheaper to produce shit is one of the reasons why HL3 is in development Hell

Source:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lSIaSR3zc

They bring up some good arguments, although that Mass Effect 3 argument is kind of borderline conspiracy theory nutter stuff...

 
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
29. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 27, 2015, 07:15 InBlack
 
shihonage wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 07:08:
Gruntstein wrote on Jul 26, 2015, 23:13:
Doom wasn't solely about speed. It was also about methodically exploring your way through levels that often had branching paths. You could run into a room guns blazing, but you could also find cover and pick off enemies as they approached your position. Fighting your way through a typical Doom level was a very dynamic experience. This is why Serious Sam didn't really capture the feeling of Doom and why this game will probably feel more like Serious Sam than Doom.

Doom wasn't an arena. It was a maze.

Good, now I don't have to post this. This new Doom looks like it will fail to capture Doom gameplay just as the countless knockoffs did over the years.

Serious Sam series is a prime example of how nobody understands the ingredients which made Doom a classic series.

And you base these assumptions on what exactly? That it will feature fast paced gameplay??? On the 15 minutes of gameplay video we've seen that featured what I assume to be the first level and a part of a level in hell?? (That were IMO rather simple, but still pretty awesome) I agree that Doom 1 & 2 featured some never before and since seen level design, and I really doubt that this sequel will reach those heights but why automatically assume that it will have Serious Sam Arena levels?
 
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
27. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 27, 2015, 06:39 InBlack
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR4ZxfbtVM8

Map Judas, pretty fast paced
 
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
24. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 27, 2015, 05:42 InBlack
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 04:58:
Also, Doom was fucking fast. It was faster than any iD game ever released before or since.

Eh, not so sure about that. Quake with strafe jumping is pretty damn fast.

Yeah well there was no jumping in Doom, so there is that. However Doom is definitely not slower than Quake, up until fairly recently Ive been playing Doom on Zdaemon (which is as close to the original Doom2.exe gameplay as it gets) and trust me on this it's insanely fast paced.
 
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
22. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 27, 2015, 02:10 InBlack
 
Gruntstein wrote on Jul 26, 2015, 23:13:
Doom wasn't solely about speed. It was also about methodically exploring your way through levels that often had branching paths. You could run into a room guns blazing, but you could also find cover and pick off enemies as they approached your position. Fighting your way through a typical Doom level was a very dynamic experience. This is why Serious Sam didn't really capture the feeling of Doom and why this game will probably feel more like Serious Sam than Doom.

Doom wasn't an arena. It was a maze.

Have you even played doom1 or 2? What cover, there was no cover back in 1994. Also, Doom was fucking fast. It was faster than any iD game ever released before or since. Sure you could press caps lock and go slow. But in multiplayer especially you could really go at extreme speeds when strafe-running. There was also the infamous wall-speed-hack when wall strafing north. Serious Sam was a pretty good Doom clone. Thats it. Saying that this game isnt going to be like the first two games because "speed" doesnt make much sense...

Also the arena comments refer to multiplayer, there is not much we can infer from them regarding the single player campaign.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
6. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 26, 2015, 06:43 InBlack
 
Well I would have liked a spectate mode, and some dedicated servers. Hopefully this doesn't mean the game doesn't have them, but it probably does. I hope I'm wrong about this..  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 24, 2015, 09:25 InBlack
 
Christ, that interview was almost impossible to read through. Had to force myself through it. What a complete and utter fucking tool. Unbelievable, Randy Pitchford represents the worst that this industry has to offer. I had sort of an inkling what kind of person he might from what Ive read before about him, but this interview....wow, just wow...

The interviewer pulled a lot of punches though, and didnt even come prepared for the interview (even though he knew he was going to be talking about A:CM) even so, with Eurogamer happily sucking on Randy's knob and fielding him lightweight questions, he comes across as a total egomaniac asshole who in his mind can do no wrong...
 
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News Comments > Bombshell Trailer
1. Re: Bombshell Trailer Jul 24, 2015, 09:13 InBlack
 
Well, that looks kind of ..... meh?

I didn't even know that 3d Realms still existed. How is that even possible?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
53. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 07:54 InBlack
 
Krowen wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 07:34:
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Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 16:18:
Ill give you another good reason why you need and should have an adblocker on your pc while browsing.

Krypto Virus. that is a nasty virus that you do not want on your pc. it will go out an attack all your personal data and any shares you have on your network and do the same.

Good luck recovering any files if you don't have a good back up. and yes, just a random pop up can contain this nasty ass virus encryption.

This also goes in line with making sure you have a good Antivirus program installed.

I havent had any problems so far. I call it responsible surfing. Im really smart about those kinds of things.

You're probably infected right now is the hilarious thing.

That would probably be true if my surfing habbits mirrored your own.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 24, 2015, 02:33 InBlack
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 17:15:
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What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

in case no one's heard yet, they found the first earthlike planet around a sunlike star in its habitable zone.

Yup. Though it's not the first. More like the 200th. Really underwhelmed by the news. Sure it's a rocky planet like Earth, sure it's right smack in the middle of the goldilocks zone but it's diameter is 1.6 times that of earth, and its mass is like 6 times that of earth. The only new thing compared to the hundreds of other exoplanets they found is that it's star is very, very similar to the Sun. In fact it could almost be a twin, although it's about a billion years or so older. Oh yeah, it's 1500 lightyears away, so no way their new James Webb telescope mission will be able to detect whether there is water or oxygen in it's atmosphere....
 
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