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Signed On Aug 11, 2011, 20:02
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News Comments > Door Kickers Demo
2. Re: Door Kickers Demo Jun 1, 2013, 22:18 netnerd85
 
Bought this ages ago when it first appeared on Blues News. A fun little game, any SWAT4 fan or Rainbow Six fan will eat this up!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2013, 22:14 netnerd85
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 13:37:
netnerd85 wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 12:56:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 11:11:
Honestly, while I cannot afford not to work, finding myself unemployed would almost be a boon. I'd still be working 10-12 hour days, only now it would be on the projects that interest me the most and could be VERY remunerative a year or two down the line, rather than the projects my job demands that I work on in exchange for a paycheck.
Speaking from experience, it's VERY easy to sit back and say that

Yeah, I would imagine so. I'd probably spend less time coding, and a lot more time flying DCS and playing old adventure games and RPGs. Still, given that my current job (social services, California foster care system) is completely unrelated to software, it's nice to fantasize about how much more quickly I could develop as a programmer if I could spend all day doing it instead of just my evenings and weekends.
Yeah when a new game comes out it is difficult to focus. It's not just games though, working from home has many challenges of the will. As someone who gave up a social services related "career" that was just starting for the shallow and often meaningless realm of Web Development, I would say don't worry too much. No one cares about programmers or how well you can program something, they just want it done. It's very disappointing, you just have to want to be a good programmer because you want to, not because it's required and when time is a factor standards can slide if you feel pressured. That's not an okay situation but an effect from the demand of business to get things done quickly as opposed to right.

Programming as a hobby is great. Programming as a job can often been the same thing day in day out (like all jobs lol). "Business" doesn't care about how good you are they just want it done fast which doesn't create a satisfying environment. I think a good goal of any programmer should be to have some sort of "baby", like a desktop software application, some web service or a game that requires little from a art perspective (isometric game) that you can work on and improve. One thing I learnt from having a services business is that you want Customers, not to provide the service of programming.

My tip for being a better programmer technically is to push yourself into something you aren't sure you can handle. Just dive in, as long as you know the basic syntax, you'll do fine. You only grow when you are stretched (general rule of life really).

Cutter wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 14:05:
Honestly. As others have stated, this comes off as a self-entitled rant by someone who vastly overestimates his own self-worth.
@Cutter, Maybe he is self entitled but I give people the benefit of the doubt and I assume he's a hard working joe. I've never come across a business that was treating it's workers well...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2013, 12:56 netnerd85
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 11:11:
Honestly, while I cannot afford not to work, finding myself unemployed would almost be a boon. I'd still be working 10-12 hour days, only now it would be on the projects that interest me the most and could be VERY remunerative a year or two down the line, rather than the projects my job demands that I work on in exchange for a paycheck.
Speaking from experience, it's VERY easy to sit back and say that
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2013, 06:04 netnerd85
 
I've been a contract/freelance programmer for the past 3 and a bit years in the web development industry. You definitely get treated like shit by most people. And dealing with other businesses is cold. That's sad and it's going to take a long time to change it and it needs to change. You can't just treat other human beings like shit, it's not right and must never be accepted as okay, or normal.

Anyone that thinks it is okay or normal have given up on being a good person in life are dead souls walking - and there's nothing more pathetic. You're basically a peasant, accepting being shit on by someone or something you think is right or superior than yourself, that's really sad. Businesses are just made up of people, they aren't some mystical entity.

No one in a developed country should accept $11/hour that is just down right WRONG. If you think it's okay, you are disgusting.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Jun 1, 2013, 03:57 netnerd85
 
Rattlehead wrote on May 30, 2013, 20:30:
I highly recommend DmC to anyone who likes those kind of games. At $30 it's a great pick up, with alot of replayability. The PC version is also very well done, runs silky smooth and has zero graphical glitches. I would go as far to say it's the best Devil May Cry since DMC3(though I do miss the stances).

Now, it's great that Ninja Theory is making PC games, all we need is Platinum Games to make PC games and I'll never touch a console again!
Highly agree, DmC Devil May Cry is so far my GOTY. And I'm more of a shooter kinda guy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 1, 2013, 00:44 netnerd85
 
"I've already given my money to XXX", that's all I hear when a smaller kickstarter happens.

These big guys can get their money else where they just don't want to. That's A grade bullshit and unfair and untrue to the purpose of these sites if you ask me
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed May 31, 2013, 20:47 netnerd85
 
Found them: Female gamers.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse May 31, 2013, 20:20 netnerd85
 
jdreyer wrote on May 31, 2013, 14:39:
I used to feel that established/rich people who could get alternative funding shouldn't use KS. But this article by KS themselves shows that established/rich people who use KS bring new people to KS who then go on to fund other projects. So, instead of sucking up oxygen from smaller projects, they're actually creating new oxygen to help those projects thrive.
Yeah, what a load of shit.

Tell that to Death to Spies 3: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/death-to-spies-3?c=home

If you need 3 million dollars to make your game, FUCK OFF and find an investor. That's my opinion.

These people have no concept of greed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization May 31, 2013, 09:39 netnerd85
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on May 31, 2013, 07:58:
Fantaz wrote on May 31, 2013, 04:44:
netnerd85 wrote on May 30, 2013, 22:03:
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on May 30, 2013, 20:14:
mobile hardcore gaming experience
Error. Error. Not logical. Error.

Does not compute! When I game, I'm not mobile? So why should my computer be?

I guess some people don't have wives who want to cuddle in bed and play XCOM. Poor bastards.
I stay up late playing games WITH my partner

The bedroom is not for computer games...
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo
24. Re: Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo May 31, 2013, 07:28 netnerd85
 
Krovven wrote on May 31, 2013, 02:58:
siapnar wrote on May 30, 2013, 22:47:
I wish someone would make an open world game with it.

You mean like Dead Island & Riptide? While not entirely open world, as there are some areas that require loading, they are open world games.

Maybe this is what you meant, but I would like to see a Call of Juarez open world game, especially since we won't be seeing Red Dead Redemption on PC.
Don't forget the upcoming Dying Light
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches May 31, 2013, 06:33 netnerd85
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 31, 2013, 06:28:
Woot, new prison architect update!
That game is a rip off, the graphics are a complete joke. I don't care how good the gameplay is. It needs to have at least some form of talent working on the graphics, especially for the ridiculous price they are trying to get for it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 30, 2013, 22:29 netnerd85
 
Someone has a problem and apparently we all have to agree? No, that's not how it works dear. There has never been a team of female commandos rescuing male hostages. Not going to happen. Probably ever. That's just how the world works. You can never change biological facts. Men are generally stronger than women. It doesn't mean a woman can't be strong, it just means it's not going to happen as often. Those are just facts.

I want more games that involve the sexualisation of men Need to get some floppy cock in a cutscene somewhere!

Couldn't give two shits about some tart in tight clothes with her tits bouncing all over the screen, although it does make me giggle at how pathetic it is.

Just because some men don't care about womens issues doesn't mean they are sexist, it means, they just don't care. And that is perfectly fine!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization May 30, 2013, 22:03 netnerd85
 
Mikus_Aurelius wrote on May 30, 2013, 20:14:
mobile hardcore gaming experience
Error. Error. Not logical. Error.
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo
11. Re: Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo May 30, 2013, 04:40 netnerd85
 
Cutter wrote on May 30, 2013, 03:50:
Impressive demo, it was a smart move. I'll be picking this up in short order soon as I clear up some of my backlog of other stuff I'm playing atm. Want to try and have a clean slate for Shadowrun which is now less then a month out!

This is why they don't release demos, they want/need you to buy the game now... not whenever...

Not defending, just saying

You should buy it now though it's cheap! I mean come on, are you going to miss $15 now?
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo
7. Re: Call of Juarez Gunslinger Demo May 30, 2013, 00:44 netnerd85
 
Prez wrote on May 30, 2013, 00:36:
Wow. A demo and everything? Kudos Techland and Ubisoft!
Indeedly! How can anyone pass up a game that lets you shoot chickens!?

This is one game that you can sort of tell you'll like or not like by videos though, but the gunplay is so smooth. Especially compared to the horrible looking and feeling Bound in Blood. Chrome Engine 4 had dreadful lighting.
 
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News Comments > Hellraid Details
14. Re: Hellraid Details May 29, 2013, 13:49 netnerd85
 
ItBurn wrote on May 29, 2013, 09:46:
Lots of coop nazis here. A coop that works with strangers is the exception. It's not "real" coop. It's just coop. Just like coop with kill stealing and loot ninjas is real coop too. I personally refuse to play coop games with strangers. It sucks. It's better with friends that you can talk to and coordinate with. Well, except when it's done in a novel way like in Journey.
Exactly. I mean, it's not difficult to make friends online to play a game Co-op with if you don't have real life friends that will play with you.

I would say, it's near impossible to play a co-op game with a complete stranger. The chances of coming across someone that is like you, and communicates in a similar manner to you is very slim.
 
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News Comments > Call of Juarez Gunslinger FOV Patch
5. Re: Call of Juarez Gunslinger FOV Patch May 28, 2013, 19:10 netnerd85
 
Yay, now the bitching and moaning will stop. Enjoy the game!  
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News Comments > Team Bondi Vets Form Intuitive Games
1. Re: Team Bondi Vets Form Intuitive Games May 28, 2013, 19:09 netnerd85
 
Good on him for staying and trying to improve the current game development environment in Australia. All the best mate.  
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News Comments > Hellraid Details
8. Re: Hellraid Details May 28, 2013, 19:07 netnerd85
 
Sounds great, looks pretty good too. Another game type with the Dead Island mechanics? Looking forward to playing this Co-Op with partner.

There's always a hidden level of competition in Co-Op
 
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News Comments > Memorial Screenshots
1. Re: Memorial Screenshots May 27, 2013, 18:20 netnerd85
 
Men of Duty, Derp Squad  
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