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News Comments > Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises
24. Re: Molyneux's Godus Breaking Promises Feb 11, 2015, 03:35 InBlack
 
Goddamn it Peter. When caught with your pants down you dont say you're sorry! You double down on that shit! Take a page from Chris Roberts my friend, promise the stars, promise the moon, promise ANYTHING! It doesnt really matter as long as you keep the promises coming, the money will keep coming in!  
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News Comments > Universal Combat CE Free on Steam
14. Re: Universal Combat CE Free on Steam Feb 9, 2015, 13:00 InBlack
 
Xero wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 12:05:
Just because they give you a free turd doesn't make it a better turd.

No it doesn't. It's still free though, with no strings attached as far as I can tell.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2015, 10:03 InBlack
 
ldonyo wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 09:56:
The little guys haven't won anything yet. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but we've been down this road before and it all got changed after a lawsuit.

Still it's a pretty big reversal, and if they did another U turn after the thing got blown up and even Obama was forced to take notice it would be a huge political mistake. I see where you are coming from though, this is probably just a first victory in a long drawn out war, the entitled/empowered corporate entities who believe they own a piece of the internet will not give up easily. They will try again, and again.
 
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News Comments > Universal Combat CE Free on Steam
4. Re: Universal Combat CE Free on Steam Feb 9, 2015, 09:43 InBlack
 
Oh come on guys, give credit where credit is due. Derek Smart released a game for free on Steam, he even took the time to upgrade some of the graphics. I say KUDOS.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 9, 2015, 09:39 InBlack
 
Heh, looks like they are doing a 180 on that 365, but then again it's Microsoft we are talking about and it wouldnt surprise me in the least if they just continued on in the turn for a full revolution and ended up doing a 360 on that 365  
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News Comments > 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed
25. Re: 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed Feb 9, 2015, 09:19 InBlack
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 09:11:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 16:05:
walrus1 wrote on Feb 8, 2015, 15:07:
Normally I agree with you. However, when your day one patch isnt a couple hundred MBs but is 3 GBs...

Could just be the case that the game was not built in a modular fashion, thus something as small as fixing a misspelling requires a 3GB patch.

I don't think that's an excuse, if anything that scenario would only reveal incompetence.


You would be surprised at how many levels simple software patterns and common sense rules are ingored. One man's incompetence is another man's bread. My rule of thumb, if it looks like lazy programming is to blame, it usually is.
 
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News Comments > 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed
22. Re: 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed Feb 9, 2015, 08:59 InBlack
 
An interesting read that applies to casual games, but yeah the reality is that AAA gaming is slowly adapting or trying to adapt similar business models. It's the nature of the Capitalist beast I guess, still there is no reason for style to dominate over substance and no reason why good games can't make a profit. All it takes is a little vision and leadership. Most AAA publishers and studios are literally splurging millions on marketing, IP licenses, and basically style > substance when they could be spending a fraction of that amount to actually create meaningful content and gameplay.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
8. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 9, 2015, 03:32 InBlack
 
This is a thing because you have trigger happy police officers just itching to jump the gun. What kind of country allows this to even be a 'thing'? I was under the impression that the SWAT team is called in only as a last resort by officers already at the scene?  
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News Comments > 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed
19. Re: 3GB Evolve Day One Patch Detailed Feb 9, 2015, 03:24 InBlack
 
Well apparently this game is another clusterfuck of epic proportions. Will wait and see, but Im getting more picky and choosy as Im getting older, less and less games fail to reach a standard of quality Im sort of hardwired with. Either Im getting grumpy and old, or games are generally getting worse and worse. I tend to think its a combination of the two.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 6, 2015, 10:04 InBlack
 
"EA Exec: "Our Games Are Too Hard To Learn."

Apparently you dont need a brain to be an exec at EA. But then again thats not exactly news is it

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 6, 2015, 09:58 InBlack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 09:47:
You wanna hear a funny story?

Stolen bank card in Germany (not the pin), reported stolen to police and bank. Blocked by the BANK. All within 2 hours after it was stolen.

3 months later, payments done with it, on stores that use a form of delayed payment, you only need to swipe card through card reader, no pin, only signature (Yes, for some absurd reason that's legal??). And yes, each and every store now brings the lawyers to get their money, from the owner of the card.. who blocked it, and reported it stolen months ago.

Bank protection in this case? Zero. Lesson, don't ever displace your bank card in Germany. And if you do, change your bank. I am not even kidding. If you don't change bank after your card was stolen someone can actually pay with it, and bring you in huge trouble (+ credit rating goes down to boot).

Anyway, I trust Google more than my bank.. how sad is that.

Banks are evil incarnate. Not just in Germany either. I have changed at least three banks in the last five years, and now Im having account troubles again. Fuck I hate dealing with them, and hate what they represent. Most of all I hate their damn necessity. Goddamn it.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue Eye Tracking
3. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue Eye Tracking Feb 6, 2015, 09:49 InBlack
 
This sounds like horse manure. Smelly, rotten horse manure. Let's use common sense shall we?

So this tracks eye movement right? Ok, got it great. Try a little experiment. Look at yourself in the mirror. Now look left (not with your head, with your eyes, yes eyes) Can you still see yourself in the mirror? Well, sort of....peripheraly. The truth is, not really unless you are looking at the mirror directly. Now imagine the nightmare of trying to look at your screen out of the corner of your eyes while frantically looking around....

I have no idea how they think that this will work but either they got the PR statement wrong and this tracks your head or something, or they are full of horseshit.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced
8. Re: Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced Feb 6, 2015, 06:40 InBlack
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 14:09:
InBlack wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 09:48:
Kind of off-topic but is there any news on that WH40K Space Hulk shooter in development that was announced some time back? I find WH fantasy rather boring, while the 40K 'verse is all kinds of cool.

Same!

However, under Morning Previews today, Blue posted an article about the new spacehulk:

http://www.gamewatcher.com/previews/space-hulk-deathwing-preview/12142

From the article:

I imagine that co-op will be the main draw with Deathwing – the game’s got a very distinct Left 4 Dead vibe going on, as the hordes of genestealers become ever more aggressive and numerous the further you head into the bowels of the ship.

here's hoping it's not a dud!

Huh? Missed that preview somehow. Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
12. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 6, 2015, 02:20 InBlack
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 22:41:
3 hours a day ... I' m probably pushing over 8 hours a day. Destiny is video game crack, not since my civ days have I had this much trouble turning it off.

Strange. Civ is addictive. It is also a fucking awesome PC game. Destiny, hell I dont know what it is, but it's most definitely a console FPS that you play with a controller. That alone is reason enough to stay away from it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 5, 2015, 09:51 InBlack
 
Looking forward to this. Obsidian generally makes good RPGs, they put a lot of emphasis on good writing which to me is the stuff which can make an average game, good, and a good one fantastic.  
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News Comments > Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced
1. Re: Warhammer: End Times Vermintide Announced Feb 5, 2015, 09:48 InBlack
 
Kind of off-topic but is there any news on that WH40K Space Hulk shooter in development that was announced some time back? I find WH fantasy rather boring, while the 40K 'verse is all kinds of cool.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
43. Re: etc., etc. Feb 5, 2015, 02:39 InBlack
 
beremot wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 02:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 01:01:
Humanism is an ideology of course, and as I explained to you it is an opposite of feminism. Feminism wants to better the situation for women. Humanism wants to better it for EVERYONE. Something that only betters the world for 1 and subjugates another can never be humanist. And this where people nowadays draw the comparison with 3rd gen feminism (And why I said that humanists might accept feminism before the 3rd gen type). Feminism before that wanted to equalize rights and allow for the same things with women as they are for men. 1st and 2nd gen feminists wanted porn for women, wanted books written by women and wanted movies made by women, they wanted to make men and women EQUAL in society, 3rd gen feminism wants to put women above males. By dictating how males write, how males make movies, and how far males can go in their art.

If you do not understand how that makes 3rd gen feminism something unacceptable to me then I can't help you. To me, 3rd gen feminism is akin to a form of censorship. And I will never accept censorship.

I have a mother, a wife, and now a daughter. I know the extreme amounts of abuse and violence that women face all over the globe (John Lennon said it best: "Women are the ni**ers of the world."). I've personally known several girls who were raped, one was gang-raped by some boys I knew. This stuff isn't just a "theory" to me.
I'd never heard of third wave feminism until this whole GG thing started up. I looked it up on wikipedia and it sounds more like "Identity politics" than feminism to me (I'm not going to get into the whole Identity Politics stuff--but I'm very strongly against it.)
This is the first line for the wiki entry ... (highlight mine)

"Third-wave feminism is a term identified with several diverse strains of feminist activity and study, whose exact boundaries in the history of feminism are a subject of debate ... "

In other words, feminism isn't a monolith--there are multiple diverse strains of feminist thought. But the core--that women should have the same rights as men, that they should not be subject to misogyny, abuse, etc--remain the same. From the little I've read about "third wave feminism," it doesn't sound like something that would appeal to me (again it sounds identical to "Identity Politics") ... but I also think the whole "third wave" label is being used as an excuse by a lot of people to dismiss ALL of feminism.

And even though I can see reasons to dislike "third wave feminism," can someone--anyone--please tell me how they have been hurt by it? Can you tell me what form of power it holds over you and your life?

My guess is an honest answer would be: "Not at all," and "nothing."

So why all the hysteria?

(By the way--I said an "honest" answer. MRA types like Julio will come up with all sorts of bullshit examples, but that's how it is when you see yourself as a perpetual victim.)

I dont see anynone here disagreeing with you on this point. I also don't see how Sarkesian fits in. Calling out gamers as bigots and haters, calling them sexist and generally putting a label on gamers and gaming culture, (or any other group for that matter) thats not feminism. Thats fascism.

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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
58. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 5, 2015, 02:27 InBlack
 
It's early days yet. Give it time. Once Windows starts closing its ecosystem and if this crossplatform API turns out to be the shit, Linux desktops are finally going to be catching on.  
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
30. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 5, 2015, 02:20 InBlack
 
Well if RPGs keep heading in the direction of Bioware: Inquisition and its ilk, then this is a no brainer first day buy. We will see though, who knows maybe Bethesda surprises us with another great single player RPG.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
39. Re: Anita is a Humanist? Feb 5, 2015, 02:17 InBlack
 
beremot wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:38:
Agent.X7 wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 23:30:
What. The. Fuck. Do alligators have to do with any of this shit?

Uhmmm .... because they're really scaly?

Because they can hold their breath underwater for a really long time?

I don't know. I give up.

Heh heh.

Gator has become the pejorative for GamerGaters, i.e. "Gator" instead of "Gater."

But ... you probably knew that already.

I see your gater and raise you a crocodile! How do you like 'dem apples, mental boy?
 
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