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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2015, 17:09 shihonage
 
Bodolza wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 16:46:
shihonage wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 16:38:
As for plot holes, look no further than RedLetterMedia's takedown of all 3 prequels on Youtube.

There's no way I'm sitting through all that. I watched the first 20 minutes of the RotS one, and he spends the first 10 minutes talking about the other movies, then goes on to start complaining how he can't make any sense of the opening shot. There's just way to much stupid for me to handle.

If you've watched them, how about naming one or two plot holes for me?

I just pointed you to the most siccinct and entertaining source that actually enumerates the idiocy that those films are riddled with.

Your reaction: "way too much stupid for me to handle".

Oh okay then. Bye bye.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2015, 16:38 shihonage
 
Bodolza wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 15:42:
First of all, interesting things happen after you've watched a movie multiple times. Line readings that seemed odd at first start to become more natural. It's hard to explain, but I think it's because Lucas's dialog is so stylized that it really stands out, but once you've heard it a few times, your brain starts to adjust to the rhythms.

You have developed Stockholm syndrome.

As for plot holes, look no further than RedLetterMedia's takedown of all 3 prequels on Youtube.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Issue
15. Re: AMD Crimson Drivers Issue Nov 30, 2015, 18:34 shihonage
 
Pretty sure a 3xx.xx driver fried my sister's Nvidia GTX 260.

Videocard companies are using us as their QA testers. It's free!
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
24. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 27, 2015, 07:06 shihonage
 
I find that Doom 3 and Dead Space series have much more in common

Actually despite Doom 3 having actual level design, Dead Space 2 still wins.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remake Screenshots
20. Re: System Shock Remake Screenshots Nov 27, 2015, 04:03 shihonage
 
My programming/design sense is tickling and it says these dudes are not remaking the game. They got access to source code and are "bettering it from the inside".

In my opinion the end result will therefore be more authentic than a remake.

Zoom wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 03:44:
If you want a 'modern' remake of SS2 that's pretty much Dead Space. The scenario and ending of SS2 are quite grim compared to DS though, but DS adds more personality to the main protagonist.

Dead Space (2) matches atmosphere of System Shock 2, but it has zero non-linear/RPG elements. It's very much the simplest of the simple FPS, its railroaded level design is rudimentary asides from cosmetics, while SS2 was a true FPS-RPG hybrid.

Skin-deep they're similar, but other than that, not at all.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Nov 14, 2015, 06:22 shihonage
 
All the people blaming Muslim violence on American actions overseas, are hilarious.

Muslims have been doing the same thing for millennia. Every nation has been wronged in some ways, but these days Muslims are the ones involved in pretty much every armed conflict in the world.

Do you see American Indians blowing up buses with schoolchildren?

Even if we assume that their "grievances" are all that drives them, these are the so-called people who kill their own children and shield their so-called "warriors" (cowards of lowest caliber) behind their own civilian hospitals and schools to get PR from clueless Western press.

There are organizations like Hamas and their ilk who keep the regular Muslim population under lock and key, ignorant and uneducated, and feed them xenophobic propaganda, so they have someone to blame for living in shit. This is where they grow their "warriors for jihad". These "warriors" then go kill people in Paris. Or Israel. Or America. Or Russia.

The whole WORLD offends them (the Muslim extremists). Not just "American colonialism". Whoever is their neighbor, offends them.

Liberal pseudointellectuals blinded by normalcy bias and well-fed cynicism, their brains skewered by "moral relativism", never acknowledge true evil until it knocks them in the face.

Everyone's life is equally precious until you drive your family in a minivan down the street, and have to decide whether to let yourself be stopped gang of rapists or splatter them on your windshield in order save your family. Then you suddenly get a flash of brilliant enlightement - no, not all lives are equal.

Muslim extremism a pretty laughable evil to a union of nations which have modern weaponry, spying technology, satellites, drones, robots, and a modicum of self-preservation and common sense.

Too much coddling, too much surgical precision, too much fear of PC outcries. For something like this, there has to be a decisive, and not at all surgical-and-planned-for-10-years, strike back that puts the fear of Allah into those who celebrate what happened in Paris.

They have to FEEL that they're very much reachable, and vulnerable, and so are their mothers, and the wheel has turned, and the mental disease of Western political correctness does not shield them anymore.

They have to suffer immediate repercussions, so their "peaceful populace" makes the link between their mujahadeen uncle's "heroism" and their aunt's farm being turned into dust, and they no longer cheer on their "heroes". When you attack civilians, none of YOUR civilians are ever safe again.

That is the message any sane, reasonable country would send.

With a conservative, nationalist President (as opposed to one who kisses every mullah's feet), America, if it survives long enough to elect one, will have a chance to be feared by such "people" again. Hopefully, the tragic events in Paris are waking up the world.

Though really, 9-11 should've done that 14 years ago.

Over and out.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Nov 13, 2015, 04:43 shihonage
 
Creston wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 12:17:
Task wrote on Nov 12, 2015, 11:22:
Funny stuff - its just too bad the rest of the game is filled with soulless, shallow, and lazy design decisions.

"WAAAAAH I NEED BLANKY."

We get it. Bethesda raped your childhood.

Ironic, given that "childhood" and Fallout 3/4 are a match made in heaven. Sanitized, shallow garbage made for those who have yet to read a single fiction book or develop a modicum of taste.

Enjoy your perpetual childhood.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
80. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 11, 2015, 06:59 shihonage
 
Citizen P wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 06:27:
So, your almighty hallowed franchise declines in chapter 2.

You're allowed to mention Deus Ex to explore isometric vs FPS in regards to dynamic gameplay, but I can't mention another RPG from the same company because it has inconvenient tits? Are you a bigot, or blinded by fervor? Your inability to even address the main quest lines of all 4 titles objectively shows how indefensible your argument about depth of storytelling truly is. Roleplaying games are rife with kill and fed-ex quests, the context and reasons change, but that is the bread and butter, for good or ill.

So, your almighty hallowed franchise declines in chapter 2.

You're allowed to mention Deus Ex to explore isometric vs FPS in regards to dynamic gameplay, but I can't mention another RPG from the same company because it has inconvenient tits? Are you a bigot, or blinded by fervor? Your inability to even address the main quest lines of all 4 titles objectively shows how indefensible your argument about depth of storytelling truly is. Roleplaying games are rife with kill and fed-ex quests, the context and reasons change, but that is the bread and butter, for good or ill.

I have told you to stop your bleating and go play your unchanged game and enjoy it for what it, a great old game. Your not winning an argument here, because there is nothing to win. Or lose.

I hope your the last Unwashed Villager, because this obsessive pedantry is irrelevant and should be retired.
I have told you to stop your bleating and go play your unchanged game and enjoy it for what it, a great old game. Your not winning an argument here, because there is nothing to win. Or lose.

I hope your the last Unwashed Villager, because this obsessive pedantry is irrelevant and should be retired.

I've argued with people smarter than you about this subject in the past. So in fact, I expected you to do better, to try and provide a semblance of challenge. Some kind of logic. Anything, really.

Unfortunately, reducing each game to a phrase and claiming accuracy of comparison, makes it patently obvious that I'm arguing with none other than a child.

Repeating yourself like a broken record, grabbing onto cheap gotchas, doubling up on unclever insults... I don't need to paint a picture here that you haven't already painted yourself.

Google isn't gonna cover for you. Don't start arguments knowing nothing about the subject. This is some free advice for the future.

I'm done with you. Enjoy your hoarding simulator. Todd Howard loves you.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
78. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 11, 2015, 05:56 shihonage
 
Citizen P wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 04:27:
You're an idiot, and that's okay. You don't want to grow up, and you want everything your way, the old wat, or no way - but you aren't a big enough to just let things go, you have whine and complain. Love to hate, grow up.

Protip: attributing reason to emotion is a poor defense. But then again, you've tasked yourself with defending the indefensible.

Let's review main quests:
F1: Get Water Chip to save Vault. A timed fetch quest.
F2: Get Geck to save village.
F3: Find Father who abandoned you.
FNV: Find the man that tried to kill you.

Reductio ad absurdum is not an argument.

Fallout 2 almost all of its art assets are from Fallout. Buggy as absolute hell on release, it was virtually unplayable.
Fallout 2 Had a whorehouse, moreover you could be a pornstar. A fetch quest involved finding dirty magazines, the game featured a number of whores, and getting a crimelord's daughter pregnant. Wow, that's edgy. Do you remember fetching golden gecko skins for rewards? I do. Do you remember the citizens of Planescape: Torment? Torpedo tits and bikinis everywhere.

Both Fallout's featured low-rent, at the time, celebrity voice acting.

Many quests in Fallout 1 and 2? Go here, kill this, get that, bring it back.

More reductio ad absurdum.

Back To The Future 2: a bad guy travels to the past, and good guy travels to the past to stop him in order to save the future

Terminator 2: a bad guy travels to the past, and good guy travels to the past to stop him in order to save the future

SAME MOVIE CLEARLY.

In other words, you make much noise, signifying nothing.

I think Fallout 1 is great, Fallout 2 is alright, and you're stuck in fantasyland.

It never gets old when people refer to Fallout as something that was so far in the past that it cannot be purchased, ran, re-experienced, or as if it is something that hasn't been thoroughly documented.

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/The_Nearly_Ultimate_Fallout_Guide

A good guide like this, studied thoroughly, gives a good look at how rich Fallout's world was under the surface.

There are situations in Fallout that you'll never find in FO3/FO4 because they are simply too complex for Bethesda to script. They don't have the know-how.

But of course a troglodyte can blow through Fallout like they did with Diablo, and miss on the entirety of it all.

Fallout 2 is a parody of Fallout, instead of trying too hard to make great atmosphere they filled the game with as many popular culture references and bad jokes as they could.

Yes, Fallout 2 is thematically poor. However, mechanically, in terms of world reactivity and freedom of player agency, in the details that matter, its programming and design is ages ahead of Bethesda.

Fallout 2 was the beginning of thematic decline, however it was still far more thematically cohesive than Fallout 3, and incomparably better when it came to meaningful utilization of stats and world reactivity.

As for Planescape Torment, it was a vastly different design with its own strengths and weaknesses, which is outside the framework of this discussion. But yes, it was a classic game, unlikely to be reproduced in all its depth.

These days we have companies who have tools for growing 3D grass and making 3D houses, but zero knowledge on developing true world reactivity. That's how you end up with an NPC in Witcher 3 telling you his life story while you're robbing his house right in front of him.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
75. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 11, 2015, 02:18 shihonage
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
72. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 11, 2015, 01:14 shihonage
 
Citizen P wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 20:49:
An RPG elitist! I appreciate your neckbeard is long, unwashed, and dusted orange with sacred cheetos, may your parents basement be everdark and foreboding to the profane sunlight and social graces of in-person human contact. The original Fallouts were great isometric games in their time, and that time has passed: go back and enjoy them, otherwise don't play these new iterations if they have sullied your perfect memories. Times change and things change with it, except you, in your basement and your sour fantasies.

The ultimate irony is of course is that you cling to the oldest crappiest game designs like they're new, just because a game comes out in 2015 with better graphics, which still uses them.

You actually live in the past!

When pointed at something better, you deride it because it is "old" chronologically, while in reality it was on the forefront of innovation, before decline started. And it still is!

Decline in gameplay happened, parallel with incline in graphics. To people like you, who believe a game written for adults means it has tits, that's all that ever mattered.

"Isometric" is a red herring. Not only is isometric perspective widely used today, but the original Deus Ex was an FPS, and it was chock-full of world and character reactivity like you will never see today, not even in Deus Ex:HR.

So was Fallout.

Fallout 1 had tremendous atmosphere, it made you care about something of your own volition, instead of stuffing heavy-handed sentiment down your throat. It didn't saddle you with idiotic filler quests. It had far more complexity and imagination to everything that happened, or could've happened, to you.

It rewarded you for being clever, for being your own person. It built an actual world that responded to the character you created.

But hey, enjoy your skinner box. Enjoy fetching apples for people in a nonsensical world, and leveling up stats that mean nothing. Enjoy your invulnerable NPCs and one-word dialogue choices. Enjoy pointless, boring timesink activities that belong in an MMO, rather than a CRPG. Enjoy the hoarding. Enjoy the grind.

But hey, cheer up. After all, you get to make your character look like Furiosa from Mad Max while she "crafts items".

It's troglodytes like YOU who are still living in a mental equivalent of a cave, and YOU are helping companies like Bethesda produce same old, primitive, throwback-to-programmers-writing-dialogue-on-a-napkin shit with a newer skin.

I'm still waiting for people like you to develop taste. But stupid... stupid never changes.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
62. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 19:37 shihonage
 

Kxmode wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 16:59:
shihonage wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 15:37:
Fallout 1 had compact and effective writing. Effectively designed abstraction . . . [middle gutted] . . . where too many people offloaded crucial parts of their brains onto Google.

TL;DR you clearly have "issues" with Bethesda's Fallout series. Instead of bitching about the "good old days" (it's NEVER coming back) find another game you can enjoy. I hear the crowdfunded Wasteland 2 is quite good; or perhaps Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void is more your thing.

Hey, you figured out I have issues with Bethesda's take on Fallout. Congratulations.

Wasteland 2 is just a mediocre squad shooter. No real world-building or story to hold it together, the whole thing is a giant gimmick.

Starcraft 2: Legacy Of the Void may as well be my thing, because it has co-op play, but that has nothing to do with subject, or even genre, at hand.

Perhaps your inability to discern between genres is not merely a symptom of your own mental deficiency, but just a sign of the times where all genres are grinded together for profitability and robbed of their individual edge.

Case in point: Fallout 4, an alleged "ar-pee-gee", which is really an FPS.

(INT check failure) Oh no, he started with the hurty Bethesda words again, better stop reading this post now. Bad words hurt head. Bad man, go away.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
48. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 15:37 shihonage
 
Fallout 1 had compact and effective writing. Effectively designed abstraction of a world that sucked you in. And an innovative and complex design which made the world elastic and gave you a sense of actually being there and having freedoms defined by your character's abilities.

If you look into good Fallout gameplay guides, you will be AMAZED at how much has been lost in terms of complexity of scripting, reactivity, etc etc. Fallout was designed with the true spirit of an RPG in mind, back when the term stood for something other than "Really Profitable Game" to game companies.

Bethesda wouldn't know how to program something like this. The gameplay programming, the dialogue systems, environmental reactivity, alternate solutions and paths, it's all black magic to them.

Essentially they J.J. Abrams'd Fallout 3, and then "progressed" that even more in Fallout 4. Their game's freedom is about changing your geographical location in the environment, not about your character's choices.

It's a mediocre shooter with inventory and meaningless stats. If there was a miniscule functional difference between Fallout and Far Cry series, it's getting harder to see with each passing day.

Fallout has been dead since 1998. People don't even remember what made it Fallout. They're just gobbling up Skyrim with guns and LARPing their characters on which they spent 1 hour adjusting eyebrow makeup, because that's the true reactivity right there.

Nobody reads anymore. If they did, these games would not sell. We live in a time of utter cultural decline and stupidity, where too many people offloaded crucial parts of their brains onto Google.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Micro Content Plans; Legacy of the Void Launch Trailer
15. Re: StarCraft II Micro Content Plans; Legacy of the Void Launch Trailer Nov 7, 2015, 16:47 shihonage
 
Starcraft 2 came out in 2010. The campaign was fun, but sadly not cooperative. Then I forgot about it.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Launch Trailer
63. Re: Fallout 4 Launch Trailer Nov 6, 2015, 02:10 shihonage
 
I really wish they didn't call these games "Fallout". They're far too simple in all the wrong ways, and have far too shitty writing.  
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News Comments > On Fallout 4's Graphics
53. Re: On Fallout 4's Graphics Nov 5, 2015, 04:46 shihonage
 
All that engine improvement, the writing will still be complete shit.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
7. Re: New GeForce Drivers Nov 4, 2015, 21:44 shihonage
 
Video drivers are now full of switches which optimize them for specific engines. I guess it was inevitable. NVidia sees "oh these guys have this many draw calls of this type in this place", and they're like, "oh we can queue them all up here or group it here, or speed it up like this"...

Ideally these optimizations should all be on engine end, but that's just never happening, apparently. If it did, I guess, videocard drivers would remain frozen at one version for very long periods of time...
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
4. Re: New GeForce Drivers Nov 4, 2015, 21:12 shihonage
 
After NVidia's "game-ready" Advanced Warfare drivers broke Advanced Warfare and I had to downgrade to fix all the stuttering and horrible FPS and missing audio and such, I lost faith in "game-ready" drivers completely.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Updating Older Games for Modern OSes
5. Re: Blizzard Updating Older Games for Modern OSes Nov 4, 2015, 17:00 shihonage
 
Finally, we'll get a decent sequel to Diablo2. It will be called "Diablo2".

ldonyo wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 17:00:
I can say from personal experience that Diablo II works on Windows 10 in single-player mode. The graphics could use a re-rendering at higher resolution, however.

"Runs" and "works" are two different things. Diablo2 has no widescreen support, and all actor movement and animation speeds are messed up, compared to how it used to run on systems it was designed for.
 
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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
32. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 14:31 shihonage
 
If you want a quality WoW experience, it can be found on Nostalrius, a vanilla emulated server. Party like it's 2006, before all the dumbing down and inconsistent art style "upgrades". Max out anisotropy and AA, and the game still looks good.

Nostalrius PVP (primary server) has population of anywhere between 3500 and 7000 people at a given time, usually.

Nostalrius PVE (just opened) also has thousands, but likely will be less prolific.
 
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