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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 3, 2015, 15:29 Cyanotetyphas
 
Happy 20th yahoo, maybe this will finally be the year you make your email interface too annoying and stuffed with ads to be usable. Reach for the stars!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 15:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
It is a horrible crime to be inspired by anything and I hope the Wolfe estate gets the emotional solace them deserve so the healing can finally begin.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil Revelation 2 Split-Screen Co-op Beta
4. Re: Resident Evil Revelation 2 Split-Screen Co-op Beta Mar 3, 2015, 15:12 Cyanotetyphas
 
PC co-op is easy. It exactly mirrors console coop if you have an HDMI cable, and has the versatility of being able to play it on the go if you have a laptop. Played Risk of Rain with siblings over vacation.

The fact that they added this in is the only reason the game is on my radar now.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 3
9. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Mar 3, 2015, 15:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
This is made for the stream of consciousness generation. The second the twitch views started to slide, the first game became pretty much irrelevant, so you might as well put out a new one. Or two.

Since he's not selling to game to people like us, he doesn't need to condescend to us my calling it "episodes" or something
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released
4. Re: Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released Mar 3, 2015, 15:05 Cyanotetyphas
 
Can't wait for the collected Gold version  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 15:16 Cyanotetyphas
 
eDave wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 15:05:
We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted, in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human.

Here here. What a shame.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 27, 2015, 15:10 Cyanotetyphas
 
Re: Australia’s piracy crackdown will hurt everyone.

What is it about ISPs that makes them so eager to attack their own costumers?

It's not like this even does anything, eventually you just end up with antibiotic resistant pirates who you can spread out of control again.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology
9. Re: Resident Evil 2 Co-op Apology Feb 27, 2015, 15:06 Cyanotetyphas
 
I play local coop on the PC all the time. Throw a couple controllers and a laptop in your backpack and you can play anywhere with anyone. The list of games that supports this is vanishingly small, sadly, and these bastards always drop the feature on PC if it was there on console to begin with.

So we're stuck with Risk of Rain and Jamestown type stuff pretty much.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Feb 26, 2015, 22:18 Cyanotetyphas
 
The Dragon Rock Bundle over at Indie Gala is pretty good, just picked it up. The $1 is trash but the $5 gets you Blazblue 1, the sidescroller Bloodrayne, and Double Dragon Neon.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 26, 2015, 15:25 Cyanotetyphas
 
Since about half of SSNs are public knowledge, maybe it's time to implement a new system?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 26, 2015, 15:24 Cyanotetyphas
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 09:40:
So while I was sleeping I seen game development has been rapidly sped up...

OR Contest:
Pitches are due by April 20, screenshots by April 27, videos by May 4 and the final build is due by May 11 at 9AM PT.

The Dev kits have been out for years now, this is probably just a net to catch the things already in development. Maybe they want something prospective for a quarterly earnings report.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews Feb 26, 2015, 15:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
TF2 just has so much meaningful variety. I've been playing these classes since Half Life 1 was released in nineteen dickety two when we used to wear onions on our belts, as that was the style at the time.

I don't understand why they've been leaning so hard towards small team multiplayer games lately.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Feb 23, 2015, 15:55 Cyanotetyphas
 
How come there's never been a "gamer" distro? There were people working on Ubuntu to make things point click friendly and the Wine people working on stopgaps, but why hasn't anyone gone whole hog?

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 23, 2015, 15:52 Cyanotetyphas
 
Driveclub has gotten pretty mediocre reviews so I doubt anyone cares if it shows up in a good state. Seems like it's just causing them more damage to keep holding it back, unless they think they can save it with the PS Plus influx.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 17:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
Although Cutter is being confrontational about it, he's right. Imitation Game isn't a very good film and is blatantly manipulative. Cucumber-batch is good and there probably could be a good on-message film about this but the movie we got uses kid gloves to such an extreme degree (for instance Turing is never shown or depicted in a relationship with another man) that it ends up being a version of The Help. The Enigma code and how it weaves into the end of WWII is fascinating on many levels but this movie uses them as window dressing.

Cutter I also agree with what you said about Budapest. That ugly undercurrent is what makes this one of Wes' best.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 13:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
I think Boyhood will get Best Picture with Inarritu picking up director. Birdman is great (and my personal favorite) but it's a bit snide about the industry, whereas Boyhood is kind of feel good.

I did like Budapest a lot though. For me, it edges out Life Aquatic just.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 20, 2015, 14:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
Take that, Reading Rainbow! Suckas!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 18:13 Cyanotetyphas
 
No problem.

I think it's an easy movie to hate, and yeah Lindelhof has interesting ideas but doesn't wrap things up very nicely from what I've seen. Especially in sci-fi it's easy to get rubbed the wrong way, because it's all so speculative that people forget it's important to ground it in characters. Blade Runner is mostly just Ford walking around gumshoeing and it works really well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 19, 2015, 17:59 Cyanotetyphas
 
I am always surprised to see people say this, can I ask what specifically about the movie you liked? What made it enjoyable? I'm not looking to attack your opinion and I know taste is subjective but no one can ever explain what they liked about it when I ask.

Sure, I'll try. Let me first say, it's not perfect and think the criticisms of the characters acting like insane people is perfectly valid.

As to what I enjoyed, I think it was really ambitious philosophically. Grafted onto the Alien origin story are all these ideas about what legacy, religion, and parents really mean. There are a ton of thematic lines coursing through the film, such as the issue of parentage between Charlize Therone, Fassbender, and papa Guy Pearce.

Theron is the rightful heir with a known, clear relationship to her father, but she love/hates the guy, getting involved with a fools errand as she desperately seeks approval. Fassbender's android, meanwhile, is the prodigal son but his ties to Pearce are murkier and he can't reconcile what he is with himself, because he knows he was specifically constructed to be that way. Main character Rapace also has daddy issues. This ties in really well to the main plot, which concerns finding the parents of the human race. Everyone going in kind of assumes its going to be a godlike sophist, but, as David(fassbender) already has experienced with his own father, it ends up being an inscrutable malcontent. The engineer they find, kin of the creators of all humanity, is hell bent on their destruction. Now contrast this with the origin story that concludes the film, the creation of the xenomorph. What would a race of xenomorphs find if they ever became civil and tried to find their origins? The story of their inception (this film) is a bunch of mixed up crap that would be nearly impossible to find meaning in. Is there any origin story that would be satisfying that doesn't end up with God? I think thats why the film deals with religion too. For instance, they specifically say the ship they find, which was supposed to go destroy earth with that black crap, was crippled by an accident about 2000 years ago. That's an awfully peculiar date in a film where the main character is notably Christian.

Anyway, I don't want to keep going down the rabbit hole since you guys maybe didn't like the film that much anyway. Suffice to say, even though the "reality" of the film was a bit like swiss cheese, I still thought there were a lot of interesting things to think about that elevated it about its stylistic dumb blockbuster DNA.

Okay, hope that makes sense.

P.S. Has nothing to do with the above but the medipod scene was probably the most gripping scene in a movie I'd seen that year. I think Ridley is kind of getting to old-fogey stage (hence Exodus) but he's still got some juice.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 19, 2015, 15:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
Don't you think Dota2 bought its legitimacy with those prize pools?

Chess doesn't have a stigma but good luck getting anyone to play that.
 
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