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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 30, 2014, 03:55 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 19:02:
KTR wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 18:29:
I had the opportunity to be a passenger in a Google self-driving car early last year. Very impressive, especially in stop-n-go Bay Area traffic. There is a lot that goes behind the covers to makes the vehicle work.

I imagine a world 20 years from now where self driving taxis are the norm, and due to not having to pay a driver's (or even a dispatcher's) salary, are about 1/3 the cost they are today. A lot of people who own cars now wouldn't need to, and people could reap the benefit of individualized transport without the hassle or cost.

I imagine Taxi drivers would have big problems with this. Everyone talks about reaping the benefits of automatization, no one talks about who exactly gets to reap those benefits. Yeah we are back to the 0.1 vs 99.9% discussion again.

So factory workers. Redundant. Taxi & Bus, Tram, Train, Plane etc. drivers. Redundant. Doctors, redundant....etc. etc.

Who is left??? Landowners, shareholders, managers, stock brokers, bankers??

When people start becoming superflous, what exactly is going to happen? Are we going to invent some kind of Utopia where no one has to work for a living?? Hhahahahhha....

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News Comments > Wolfenstein Gameplay Trailer
27. Re: Wolfenstein Gameplay Trailer Apr 30, 2014, 03:50 InBlack
 
This looks like every single generic shooter in the last 10 years or so. In a Nazi skin. Not that the Nazi skin is necessarily bad, but if its the ONLY thing you got, well that should be worrisome indeed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2014, 10:18 InBlack
 
Im getting strange dejavus of Coke and mexican sugar cane....  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $43 Million
15. Re: Star Citizen Hits $43 Million Apr 29, 2014, 10:15 InBlack
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 10:13:
LOL, this weeks comments are predicting when the bad comments are to start. Quick group. Now no one wants to be the first one now. lol

I think you missed Nin's post. And now the thread is dead. Thank you very fucking much Nin.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Hits $43 Million
2. Re: Star Citizen Hits $43 Million Apr 29, 2014, 09:38 InBlack
 
About the only thing more annoying than people ranting in Starcitizen threads (I myself belong squarely in that category) is holier-than-thou apologists proclaiming that they are better than that, by staying on their high high horse, in those very same threads.  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
68. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 29, 2014, 09:28 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 09:22:
InBlack wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 09:16:
Eh? Ive read your post three times and well I guess my comprehension is really off today...Did you just say that Microsoft doesnt allow cross platform play and then called it Bungie's excuse?

"we cant make a PC version because of cross platform play concerns" isn't a good excuse when you already can't have cross platform play due to cert issues and rules. The back end shit isn't a good excuse either so Bungie is just being silly.

Hang on, I would imagine a huge persistent world (server cluster) populated by Xbox360, XboxOne and PS3 and PS4 players would be quite expensive to maintain.
So since cross platform play is out of the question (at least with the PC) maintaining another server cluster just for the PC players would be quite expensive.
I couldnt care less about Bungie but they have shown themselves to be a very successful and profitable company, so I dont think they are being silly when money is thrown into the equation.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
65. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 29, 2014, 09:16 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 09:13:
I read the article but that sounds like a developer making excuses, Microsoft already doesn't allow cross platform play, its one of their cert stipulations.

Eh? Ive read your post three times and well I guess my comprehension is really off today...Did you just say that Microsoft doesnt allow cross platform play and then called it Bungie's excuse?
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
62. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 29, 2014, 09:10 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 08:59:
It seems like such a natural fit for the PC, I don't know why they're leaving money on the table like this. It looks almost like a mash up of WoW and Halo which would be quite lucrative and I mean if you're making an MMO you do it on the PC because thats where the market is. Bizarre choices.

If anyone read the article there is this little tidbit:

Parsons also said creating and releasing a PC version of Bungie's shared world shooter would not be as easy as many believe, because all versions of the game connect to the same persistent video game world, which itself extends to multiple platforms

And...there you have it. There is no way, no way in hell that Microsoft or Sony would allow a crossplatform game that would be playable on a mouse+keyboard combo on a large scale. As soon as the brotards got a taste of PC pwnage the outrcy would be the biggest PR disaster of the decade...
 
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News Comments > Project CARS vs. Real-Life Comparison Video
12. Re: Project CARS vs. Real-Life Comparison Video Apr 29, 2014, 07:28 InBlack
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 21:40:
Simon Says wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 21:30:
Well, they seem to have nailed the car performance and handling if nothing else... And its pretty much all that matters to me. Graphics have been fine enough for a LONG LONG time.

Cars usually don't "bump,bump,bump" when driving down a decline.. so no, their physics are not up to snuff.. no correct 4 point suspension modeling

When their suspension is setup so low that the tyres are maybe less than 1cm from the body, then the answer is yes. Yes they do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2014, 05:02 InBlack
 
Watched the episode last night. Wasnt too bad, I kind of like the fact that they are showing stuff not yet revealed (hinted at maybe) in the books, although the whodunit with regards to Joffrey's killing was lame. Especially as we still dont know for sure who killed Arryn (remember him?) we are still uncertain about Jon's mother (although there are major hints in the series as well as the books) and most importantly Melissandre's badly interpreted prophecy is still a major mystery.

I kind of realize why they had to change Bran's and Jon's story but as long as the stories eventually play out as they do in the books its all good. Makes for a more interesting watch for the book readers which I believe is the main reason they went ahead and did it this way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 29, 2014, 03:53 InBlack
 
mag wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 01:59:
Creston wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 21:53:
Cutter wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 20:22:
Creston wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 15:33:
I do enjoy ME more than Fallout. I was never really a massive fan of the first two, and while I love FO3 and NV, I don't love them as much as I do ME.

Hand in your gamer card, sir! How anyone can not absolutely adore FO1/2 is too insane to contemplate!



No, my gamer card is fine where it is. I don't think FO1/2 are the greatest RPGs of all time. OMG SOMEONE WITH A DIFFERENT OPINION SHOOT HIM DEAD!

Creston is history's greatest monster.

FO1 and 2 is my favorite RPG series of all time (3 not so much, NV was pretty good though), but I can respect someone with a different opinion.
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod
11. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod Apr 29, 2014, 03:43 InBlack
 
ForgedReality wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 11:00:
InBlack wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 10:51:
Who has seen the Russian movie of the same name, that the game is based on? I have to admit I watched it recently and found it to be too slow. But the premise and some of the scenes are fucking awesome.

Isn't it based on a series of books?

Yes, Roadside picnic. I havent read the book but Ive watched the film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079944/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: 60 Minutes shocked to find 8-inch floppies drive nuclear deterrent. Apr 29, 2014, 03:40 InBlack
 
What kind of technology is espionage and hacker resistant???

Obsolete techonolgy. Nuff said.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS vs. Real-Life Comparison Video
8. Re: Project CARS vs. Real-Life Comparison Video Apr 29, 2014, 03:36 InBlack
 
Fucking awesome. Im kind of sad I sold my G25....:(  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
49. Re: Bungie, traitors to their heritage Apr 29, 2014, 03:33 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 03:21:
Timmeh wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 01:49:
Doombringer wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 19:05:
Bungie isn't Bungie any more. Hell, when Bungie went to MS, they stopped being Bungie.

Halo was debuted at a god-damned MacWorld conference, let's not forget. It barely made it to PC as a lousy port, years later. People think Duke Nukem Forever was a joke... no, the original Halo is a better example of a dev studio completely hosing their fans and customers (and expecting us to like it).

you left out...

and making a shitload of money in the process.. about 4x over.

Sorry, but they left money on the table. Had they released Halo 1 for PC six months after Halo Xbox, had they released Halo 2 for PC six months after Xbox and not unnecessarily required DX10 and Vista, had they released Halo 3 for PC AT ALL, they would have made millions more than they did, and established their game as a major PC franchise. Call of Duty and Battlefield have absolutely proven you can have your console cake and eat your PC pie, too.

Well said. With that said who gives a shit about Bungie anymore? I sure as hell dont.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2014, 10:54 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 10:23:
BitWraith wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 10:02:
I have a theory that they know at this point that the books are going to lag far behind the show. So, the show guys are having to forge their own path so that they can finish the show their own way. The final book will probably come out after the show finale.

It's just a theory, though. I got nothin to back it up.

Martin gave them a rough guideline of where he wants to go with the books already. Your theory will almost certainly pan out, he has extremely poor work habits.

If you look up procrastination in the dictionary don't be surprised to find Martin's name listed as an example.
 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod
2. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Mod Apr 28, 2014, 10:51 InBlack
 
Who has seen the Russian movie of the same name, that the game is based on? I have to admit I watched it recently and found it to be too slow. But the premise and some of the scenes are fucking awesome.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 28, 2014, 09:55 InBlack
 
Dagnamit wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 09:38:
The most interesting part of last nights episode was how far Bran Stark and Jon Snow's story is getting from the books. It's uncharted territory for all involved. And the ending. Yikes.

Ive yet to watch the episode. I really dont see why they would change Snow's story too much, its one of the strongest plot points of the third book, so I hope the gist of it remains.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 28, 2014, 08:58 InBlack
 
panbient wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 08:44:
InBlack wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 03:55:
Cutter wrote on Apr 27, 2014, 13:01:
Yes RIAA is evil but the arguement that musicians are poverty-stricken is absolutely laughable.

As a struggling musician, with a day job, I can most definitely say that its not a laughing matter.

As a dude who owns a small studio's worth of gear. It's hard to hear people complain about poverty or being hungry while they noodle on a $1000 instrument. The one hitch every musician I talk to absolutely hates to hear and face is the fact that not a single one of them (myself included) ever actually -needs- to be a working musician, we would all like and want to be working musicians but it's not up to us and the RIAA is not what is holding the majority back.

The boing boing piece links to a techdirt article that showcases a bigger issue in my eyes. Mainly the fact that most musicians have no business savvy and will sign exploitative contracts regardless of how many times people speak out against them. The fact that signing to Warner Brother's screwed a band out of money is not the fault of the RIAA. Really though, how is it the RIAA's fault that a band didn't bring a contract with a label to a lawyer first to get the details explained to them in plain English?

The problem is less RIAA and more the middle man 'major' labels. Sure it's annoying to see the RIAA try to present the plight of the artist as their motivation, but when the exploitation of the artist is due to the nature of the contract between the artist and a record label to keep blaming the RIAA is kind of missing the point in my eyes.

Yeah whatever man. All I know is that I cant quit my day job and live from the live gigs alone. In (Eastern) Europe its a fucking pipe dream, unless I give up on rock music and start playing wedding receptions and shit like that. You might argue but thats music too, but there is music and then there is music. In any case no one is talking about record labels, its a struggle just to get airplay on the radio today.
 
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News Comments > Rogue Shooter Demo
12. Re: Rogue Shooter Demo Apr 28, 2014, 06:45 InBlack
 
Diablo3 hardcore mode?  
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