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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2014, 03:10 InBlack
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 02:47:
More emails from that bloggers group have been released.

Who here hasn't slept with a PR person or game developer? #AMIRITE
— William O'Neal, editor-in-chief, TechRadar.com

Ok this is the first proper article Ive read on the entire fucking issue. I dont agree with all that's said but at least they have demonstrated an unusual degree of profesionalism. (Unusual compared to the rest of the drivel out there)

I hope Blue includes it in the next Op. Ed. section tomorrow/today...or at least links to it somewhere.

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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2014, 03:04 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 19:19:
Well, they're just reporting what a couple of people said. This is a typical he-said-she-said story with no research involved.

And right there you nailed it, right on the head. This is the problem we keep coming back to with this whole thing. No one checks whether any of these claims even check out. Has anyone read, is there a police report of Anita Sarkassian's complaint? There should be one, and it should be a matter of public record, or am I wrong about this?
These death threats are 'anonymous' in a way, but all these people need handles or nicks or accounts. It shouldnt be too complicated to get some figures on how many people are actually doing the harrasing. I just hate blanket statements like "male gaming culture" or shit like that. To me this is sexism in and of itself.
 
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News Comments > HELL Announced
6. Re: HELL Announced Sep 19, 2014, 02:55 InBlack
 
Fletch wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 18:07:
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 16:28:
No. Using hell as a description of something unpleasant is one thing, using as a name for a title implies it should be focused on the actual place. If I make a game titled Valhalla, you'd probably figure it would relate to, you know, Valhalla itself.

My point was that they may not mean it as a specific place. More like "war is hell", or, "I never want to go through that hell again". Take the word heaven; "we stayed at a cottage on the beach that was absolute heaven". It may simply be a description of the conditions in the gameworld, and not an actual place.

Then again, how do you know that Hell doesn't have trees and flowers and villages with cobblestone streets?

Exactly, for all we know that could be the point or a story element in the game.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 10:02 InBlack
 
I just want to make a small point, that I have nothing against the discussion of sexism in gaming and nothing against decent articles related to all that happened with regards to #gamergate, Zoe Quinn, or Anita Sarkassian.

What I DO have a problem with is that no one is even remotely approaching this problem from a rational or professional perspective. No one is investigating any of the claims made, they seem to be all taken as facts as is. Case in point -> read the article above.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 09:58 InBlack
 
Great story on that Soviet mission...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 09:44 InBlack
 
Oh God. Another article on this again. They touched on all the points without explaining anything really (I dig the comment by the anonymous dude who fears backlash that makes no fucking sense at all)and then completely shit all over the whole gaming community, despite stating previously that the trolls are 'probably' in the minority.

The Nazis did it. There I invoked Godwin's law. Thread closed.
 
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News Comments > HELL Announced
1. Re: HELL Announced Sep 18, 2014, 09:38 InBlack
 
Been itching for a decent turn based strat game lately, this looks interesting. Will also be keeping an eye out for Civ in Space or whatever its called.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
14. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 18, 2014, 08:34 InBlack
 
Prez wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 06:01:
This is so Orwellian it is surreal. Why is this not front page news every single day, with people being called to testify before Congress about abuse of Federal power? There ought to be a criminal investigation - why isn't there?

I'd say for the same reason that Snowden is labeled a traitor. No one gives a shit, see above.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
30. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 18, 2014, 08:15 InBlack
 
Aero wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 05:37:
At this point, I think what it actually needs is a a regular newsletter written and distributed by an at least somewhat disinterested third party that covers only the fundamentals of what's going on with development, with an aim to eventually assemble the pieces that will describe Star Citizen's actual game mechanics, without all the flowery marketing hype. And no, Reddit isn't doing it well... the whole thing has just become too divided between the 'haters' and the 'fanboys' with all the reasonable people not wanting to get involved.

What they've done with the crowd funding is remarkable, but all of us have a vested interest in it not falling apart, because we might never see such potential again.

You are asking for too much. Anyone who would even attempt that would be automatically labeled a hater by the 'fans'. If you looked at this project from a completely objective, rational viewpoint it would be impossible not to note the myriad number of strange and utterly baffling development choices and decisions, as you yourself have already stated previously.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 03:59 InBlack
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 10:10:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 03:22:
We can still hope though. Also the technology exists today to make this possible. We dont need transporters and warpdrive. There are enough resources in our solar system to last 100 times the population that we have now for the next Billion years. The problem is not technological in nature. Its psychological and sociological i.e. we suck.
You are right and wrong. We do have plenty of social issues to resolve before we are a cohesive planetary population, But, the technology does not yet exist to effectively collect resources off the planet. If it did you can believe there would be corporations doing it.

My friend, its one thing to do something. Its quite another MAKE A PROFIT on something. We have the biggest source of free energy in the universe 8 light minutes away from home. We have gigaton asteroids of pure diamond (among other things) in the other direction. Why not collect that huge diamond in the sky? Because suddenly diamonds would become worthless....no profit....Our system is fucked up, the value of things over the value of people, the arbitrary value of money, and the completely pointless pursuit of profit. We have had the technology to eliminate world reliance on fossil fuel since the 50s, and yet here we are....We are a sorry excuse for an intelligent race, and I would wager the trully intelligent races out there would avoid us like the plague....
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 18, 2014, 03:30 InBlack
 
Story gets out. Not even two yawning fucks are were given by the majority of the US public. Nothing to see here, move along please...

When will the (educated) populace realize that the politicans, or the system are not to blame? Who voted for those guys??? Its the masses themselves, the quiet masses who dont give a shit and just want to stuff their face with fast food, free porn and 174 channels of TV 24/7. When they start giving a fuck, things might change. Until then, you can go and vote and shit but its not gonna change anything. Two party system democracy, lol. What a joke.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
42. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 18, 2014, 03:22 InBlack
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:57:
InBlack wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:34:
gilly775 wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:31:
and die-hard Sidewinder fans may be offended to hear them refer to this as "the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced."

Which Sidewinder controller? there were many different models.

That would be the Sidewinder FFB2 Pro. (With the USB dongle)

I have the Force Feedback 2, and there is no need for a dongle. It already has a USB cable. There were earlier versions of the stick that had fans inside to keep the motors cool, but it was noisy. Later versions removed the fans and it doesn't feel like it's getting warm. It runs fine with Windows 7.

I also have the Sidewinder force feedback wheel and pedals, so I can play flight sim or driving games.

I'm not sure what your earlier comment was about. It seemed like you were looking for a successor because the existing one doesn't work with Windows 7 or something, but I've had no issues with it. The problem is games that even support such controllers anymore. If they don't support DirectInput, then they were probably just rushed out the door pieces of shit that I wouldn't want to play anyway. XD

Im looking for a successor because I dont have one anymore, and because Microsoft doesnt make them anymore.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2014, 03:19 InBlack
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 03:13:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 22:33:
I hope those guys were just playing around, and weren't going to start shooting the shit out of any curious coyotes. Notice the howler has a pretty serious rifle across his knees.


I'm sure they'd take home whatever they killed. Coyote burgers, coyote liver pate, coyote mittens, etc. They're quite versatile feedstock for humans.

Really? People eat coyotes? Thats awesome. Id like to try some one day.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans
5. Re: Alien: Isolation Survivor Mode DLC Plans Sep 18, 2014, 03:16 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 23:26:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 22:03:
Right, so wait for the all inclusive bundle version on Steam summer sale. Got it.

Not exactly an announcement that makes you want to pre-order the game guys.


That's it in a nutshell.


Yeah, fucking hell not 1, not 2, not 3, but 5, FIVE DLC add-on packs. Why dont they gouge my eyeballs out while they are at it and sell em back to me when they feel the time is right....motherfuckers.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
18. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 18, 2014, 03:14 InBlack
 
harlock wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 21:56:
1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Christ Roberts’ mother was there, 2 and Christ Roberts and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Christ Roberts’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”

4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Christ Roberts replied. “My hour has not yet come.”

5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.

7 Christ Roberts said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.

8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”

They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”

11 What Christ Roberts did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

O Captain my Captain! I doubt that many will figure out what you were going for with your post, still I feel I have to give you a round of Clap

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 09:36 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:30:
A long time ago I used the arrow keys for movement but then I switched over to ASDF and haven't looked back. I can't imagine wasting a mouse button on movement but whatever floats your boat I guess.

I used it with Duke3d for some reason I cant remember. But ever since Quake1 I went with WASD and never looked back.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
6. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 09:34 InBlack
 
gilly775 wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:31:
and die-hard Sidewinder fans may be offended to hear them refer to this as "the best PC controller Microsoft has ever produced."

Which Sidewinder controller? there were many different models.

That would be the Sidewinder FFB2 Pro. (With the USB dongle)
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
2. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 09:25 InBlack
 
I wish someone would make a decent successor to the almighty Sidewinder FFB2 joystick. With the recent ressurgence of WWII and space flight games, its about damn time for one damnit.

The Warthog(TM) stick is nice and everything but its too expensive for a non FFB joystick, which IMO is a must have for flying on the edge of the flight envelope, especially with propeller planes and whatnot.
 
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PC Gaming > Post your FPS config - old school
3. Re: Post your FPS config - old school Sep 17, 2014, 09:21 InBlack
 
Bats, you forgot jump

W - forward
S - Backward
A - strafe left
D - strafe right

LMB - Fire
RMB - Alt. fire (or reload, whichever is more common)

SPACE - jump
CTRL - crouch, duck, prone whatever
E - USE/OPEN

Hmmm what else, oh yeah I do use the mousewheel to change weapons wherever possible.

So yeah mostly default sets, also I used to play with invertmouse since like forever, but I recently dropped it and it didnt take me long to adjust. Feels like my aim is better but its been forever since I actually played a multiplayer FPS worth a damn.

Oh and for the record my gaming mouse is the Logitech MX510 which IMO is the best gaming mouse ever made.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
31. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2014, 09:13 InBlack
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 08:58:
As far as I'm concerned, print books are dead. In one or two more generations they'll become nothing more than a novelty.

Oh you mean like the telephone, or the TV set? Maybe like the desktop computer?

There will always be a demand for print books. It will shrink but it will be there, unless Amazon destroys it that is.
 
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