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Description mayor of FUNKVILLE, BABY!!!
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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2012, 02:08 Nucas
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 00:55:
Yeah, the resource issue is definitely a concern. I agree. Global warming, peak oil (and peak other resources), and overpopulation are huge factors there.

I wouldn't worry too much about China. They have major structural issues, resource issues, and rampant corruption to boot.

So I agree with your larger point for sure.

you guys are fucking depressing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 14, 2012, 01:50 Nucas
 
netnerd85 wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 01:45:
RAGE is a piece of art - literally. Some people just don't get it or like the style. Which is fine but to act like a bunch of retard monkeys whenever someone says RAGE... why?

i read an interview with a couple of id artists maybe a year or two ago talking about their work on rage.

the interviewer was asking questions assuming they'd done some world-building and forethought, like taking note of how bandit camps often have graffiti and sculptures around them and asked "in the mythology of the game is there a reason the bandits in this world are so art inclined?" and the reply came "because i thought it looked cool" and i found it hilarious that the interviewer had put more thought into their shitty world then their art team.

but that's id for you.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 12, 2012, 02:44 Nucas
 
there will always be unforeseen consequences and new attacks to mitigate.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 14:51 Nucas
 
i've only ever met one person who used linux in my day to day work, and he got into an argument with me about the wonders of dvorak keyboards and stormed off when i started talking about how there was no conclusive proof about their supposed superiority, or how it didn't even make intuitive sense for one string of letters to be more "learnable" then another..

i think that has since colored my views of linux.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Launches
38. Re: The Secret World Launches Jul 4, 2012, 16:14 Nucas
 
Zadig wrote on Jul 4, 2012, 09:26:
The stories and writing are very good. This makes the voice acting much better since the actors are speaking naturally rather than trying to read comic book dialogue for 14 year olds (a la Bioware). I was very happy to see they've removed leveling like EVE, and adopted the Guild Wars deck system. The tactical choices of 7 active & 7 passive skills is much more interesting than the drudgery of managing 82 skill bars.

that's actually what surprised me the most, i wasn't expecting the quality of writing to be so high, and there are quests everywhere.

as it turns out they've been holding Ragnar Tornquist hostage as a lead writer for a few years. maybe now he can start working on a new Dreamfall game.
 
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News Comments > The Secret World Launches
4. Re: The Secret World Launches Jul 3, 2012, 12:11 Nucas
 
i've been playing this on arcadia (the RP server which everyone just acts normal on anyway) i've been having a lot of fun. all the quests are fully voiced with cinematics. environments are extremely detailed and expansive, lot of fun so far.
combat is just normal mmo combat so no real innovations there, but the ability tree is like almost inaccessible large (500+ "unique" abilities is the number i hear bandied around) and it does feel more interactive than usual i will say.
 
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News Comments > Activision and Infinity Ward Settle
14. Re: Activision and Infinity Ward Settle Jun 1, 2012, 02:34 Nucas
 
Tumbler wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 00:19:
I'm guessing stock holders are not going to turn a blind eye to this stupidity. Ah man, was worth a try, I mean we almost screwed those guys and got to keep all this money right? And now we don't have a talented studio in IW anymore...so that kind of sucks....but this is how you get shit down. This is video games. Let's go try and fire those lazy fucks at blizzard now!

i would honestly like to know how well informed the stockholders in a video game publisher actually are.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
89. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 23, 2012, 20:41 Nucas
 
i've liked TOR strictly as a co-op version of knights of the old republic that i play with a couple friends. i've played the consular and trooper plots so far, and i admit that's all that keeps me playing. when i've exhausted the storylines that interest me, i'm going to cancel it. i'll confess i never played WoW, but from what i recall seeing when i saw unfortunates subjecting themselves to it, TOR looks like basically the same game with the same mechanics.

i think it'll be good for the genre that the mighty bioware with god's own budget are still going to fail, and it's because of sticking to the staid old formula.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Monitor Troubles May 23, 2012, 01:43 Nucas
 
Tom wrote on May 21, 2012, 20:02:
PropheT wrote on May 21, 2012, 17:30:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1225919/yamakasi-catleap-monitor-club

After my friend bought one of those they're talking about in that thread, I picked up a Catleap myself; 2560x1440 27" IPS monitor for less than half of what a similar one costs here. It's a risk to buy it, since they're coming directly from Korea and warranty work would probably be too expensive to be worth it, but the monitors are beautiful and the price is great. IPS color quality on a decent gaming monitor at extremely high res.

You do need a pretty hefty video card to make it worthwhile, though.

I bought one of these recently and then a friend of mine did after I told him about my experience. It's definitely a risk, but 2560x1440 is really great. There are some downsides. I got one stuck pixel (green, only visible against dark backgrounds), though my friend got a perfect panel. The stand sucks and you have to disassemble the monitor a bit to remove it, but it's plenty doable. There is some backlight bleed, but only noticeable when viewing dark content.

Anyway, I'd buy one of these over again in a heartbeat. 2560x1440 is just that good. And the price is amazing. $345 shipped. You're looking at $850+ for a non-Korean monitor that does 2560x1440 and $1200+ for 2560x1600. And those expensive monitors aren't perfect by any means, judging by the reviews anyway.

Btw the thing that makes IPS worthwhile is the vertical viewing angle. Lesser panels like TN have relatively poor vertical viewing angle which makes the brightness look different from very slightly different angles. It's annoying to have to always sit up straight in order to see things properly. Maybe good if you're trying to improve your posture though.

oh man, that's spectacular. all the bullet points i was looking for. i'm using a 24" samsung 244t from 2006 or so. laggy, poor contrast ratio, all the other downsides of an early adoption monitor. thanks for this heads up.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
69. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 23:22 Nucas
 
deqer wrote on May 22, 2012, 21:32:
Wolfen wrote on May 22, 2012, 21:21:
It's his site, and
ya ya...

"my site, my rules" blah blah.

if the original poster really wants to know
it's not so much about that, but rather it's the fact that you'd save a bunch of speculated discussion by just saying the reason rather keeping it silent and thus everyone wasting time wondering or criticizing the choice that Blue made to delete it.

i've observed that blue is so mild in applying the hammer that i think only new people must bother with speculating when they see his intervention. myself, i just think "that guy must have really been a fuck up."
 
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News Comments > 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013?
11. Re: 38 Studios Makes Payment; Copernicus in June 2013? May 19, 2012, 14:20 Nucas
 
kingdoms of amalur wasn't that bad. what happened to these guys? not enough sales to offset an enormous budget? not enough experienced developers behind the wheel at the studio?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Google releases Chrome 19, adds tab sync and patches 20 bugs May 18, 2012, 17:30 Nucas
 
i just switched over to chrome from 10 years of opera (from v10 onwards opera was never as stable as it once was)
i don't know how i've lived without extensions like adblock and noscript, quite potent.
blues is the only website on my ad whitelist so far, since he's the only webmaster i can think of who gives a shit about what kind of ads he runs.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
30. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs May 2, 2012, 23:53 Nucas
 
Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 13:16:
I realize people automatically jump to "frivolous" when they hear lawsuit these days but she tried everything else short of physical violence, would you prefer she resort to that?
i know it speaks ill of my capacity for problem solving, but i wish she could have. animals really only understand one language.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
18. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 29, 2012, 22:23 Nucas
 
Prez wrote on Apr 29, 2012, 20:45:
Click my name up in the corner - my full name has been there since I signed up in 2003.
hahaha repsect
 
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News Comments > Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers
38. Re: Abrash on Valve, Snow Crash, and Wearable Computers Apr 16, 2012, 03:02 Nucas
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Apr 15, 2012, 14:22:
Wow, the trolls are out in full force today. They're not even very subtle.

The reality is that Half-Life completely redefined the genre. It had an intro, it started you without weapons, it introduced other characters that had meaningful dialogue, it had platforming, puzzles more complicated than just "find the red key" and it completely redefined what could be achieved through scripted events. For the time there was nothing like it. Half-Life 2 further cemented Valve's position as the leader of storytelling and immersion in FPS games.

This is just a classic case of people rebelling against popular culture for the sake of it.

i was going to type a reply but you saved me the time.
 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned
156. Re: Bulletstorm Sequel Cancelled; PC Piracy Mentioned Apr 10, 2012, 20:39 Nucas
 
something about this headline was tickling my memory, so i did a little search of the site;

Epic on Bulletstorm Sales

mike capps, about 8 months ago, discussing how bulletstorm sold barely 300k units on ALL platforms.

so capps obviously knows the truth, but is deliberately spinning the blame to piracy as usual. that part's not in doubt. what i wonder about is his agenda. marginalizing the pc as a platform? or trying to obfuscate the failure on every front of this game's design, marketing and positioning.

if i had to venture a guess, i'd blame their premium pricing. this game was never meant to be a 60 dollar title. call of duty can get away with that shit, not no-name IP. i can only call on my own experience, and at 40 or 50 this game was weird looking enough that i would have bought into it on release, but 60? no way, and then the word of mouth caught on.

got it during steam sale for 5 bucks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2012, 11:28 Nucas
 
now i want barbeque.  
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions
6. Re: Quoteworthy - Pachter on Other People's Opinions Apr 9, 2012, 11:15 Nucas
 
is bioware a business, or isn't it? since when is giving your customer what they want bad business?

they clearly had a business-mentality when they required every other plot element in the game be vetted by the writing team as a whole. why now this baseless auteur attitude, especially with such a colossal fuckup?

at least we can always count on gaming "journalism" to side with the publishers.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
169. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 6, 2012, 23:05 Nucas
 
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Apr 6, 2012, 21:56:
I used to think it was an idiot fan theory like any other, but there's so much to use for it that it really is like they accidentally made something better and more interesting than what was intended.
ok, so the illusive man represents the indoctrinated part of your mind, up until you kill him. and then rather than that representing your victory in keeping with his theory, he changes the rules: now it's become a trick to make you think you've overcome the indoctrination.. which you aren't even consciously aware of anyway.. he also expertly handles the established fact that prothean VI's can detect indoctrination with "sure, but maybe they're just wrong a lot when you're around." he even digs for meaning in art asset re-use.

that whole video is bizarre cyclical self-justificaiton. he formulated a theory (no doubt because he was looking for it the whole time) and is now wrapping the reality of what happens around it to make it fit, spontaneously changing his own statements on the fly to keep it working. tedious.
 
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News Comments > ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut
167. Re: ME3 Ending Fix Coming in Free Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut Apr 6, 2012, 21:37 Nucas
 
i'm suprised they gave in, but gratified.

the endgame was the most important ten minutes of anything they've done in the past 5 years, and they choked.

they failed so utterly that the only way a large subset of fans can reconcile what they saw is with an idiotic and convoluted "theory" that turns the endgame into an unreliable-narrator-driven metaphore.

i hope casey hudson isn't feeling smugly superior about how no one "gets" his vacuous nerdgasm ending. god, what a fucker.
 
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