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Signed On Nov 8, 2011, 00:48
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News Comments > The Division Season Pass Details
2. Re: The Division Season Pass Details Jan 28, 2016, 19:09 Phasenoise
 
Oh, I don't know. Stay Tuned sounds awfully compelling to me.  
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News Comments > Evolve Adds New Hunter
14. Re: Evolve Adds New Hunter Jan 27, 2016, 14:57 Phasenoise
 
This actually makes me sad. It is a reasonable game and premise, but the greed of the suits killed this before it took off.

The pacing was also a bit off. Slow slow slow slow, then the showdown, done. I was hoping they'd dial this in a bit, and fix the pricing, but neither happened.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry: Primal Specs
8. Re: Far Cry: Primal Specs Jan 8, 2016, 12:32 Phasenoise
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:23:
You guys think this is going to be too intense for a 7-8 year old? My son saw this on Steam and has been begging me for it ever since. The other FarCrys have way too mature themes, but this looks like it's just gore (which I'm hoping can be toned down in settings).

I finally let him play Assassins Creed Black Flag, which he loves, but I'm just concerned that this one might be too much.

Generally speaking, games which focus on graphic killing / assassination / being killed / being eaten by wild animals make poor candidates for 7-8 year old children.

Edit: That sounds way snarkier than I intended. It was tongue in cheek - but yes, I'd steer clear given series history.

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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 11:48 Phasenoise
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 11:43:
Do I get a brown shirt to wear in game if I turn in people talking bad about it?

"Remember, there is a double bonus for turning in a family member!"
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $100M
8. Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 12, 2015, 14:38 Phasenoise
 
The stretch goal at 100M is to include a space combat game.  
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News Comments > Valve's VSync Experiments
11. Re: Valve's VSync Experiments Oct 31, 2015, 10:24 Phasenoise
 
Well yes, but you can start your 250ms 16ms earlier, in theory.

I agree we're getting a little nuts here, but that's the thought.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division
2. Re: Activision Blizzard Opens Esports Division Oct 22, 2015, 11:25 Phasenoise
 
I thought it said "escorts".  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 26, 2015, 13:21 Phasenoise
 
The man is a fool. I am not exaggerating when I say I'd take sonic at about half the speed as comcast, and still pick sonic.

Super low latencies, no congestion nonsense, no caps or being called an "abuser" when you use your connection, no gathering of all your data. Just rock solid internet as it should be - a reliable pipe of bits.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
6. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Aug 31, 2015, 18:31 Phasenoise
 
From Performance Improvements to Feces Therapy in 5 posts.

Has to be a record.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
66. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 15:43 Phasenoise
 
descender wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 15:09:
That's not entirely accurate Phasenoise (and if it is you can point me at the proper information, that would be great).

Violet is a spectral color with it's own wavelength. Purple is not. Many reference charts incorrectly refer to Violet as purple.

Purple is a combination of specific red and blue wavelengths. There is no such thing as a monochromatic light source that can produce "purple light". The spectrum goes from Blue -> Indigo -> Violet -> UV.

I suppose I could have been more accurate than simply saying "it's not a color".

This is so much more interesting than anything to do with this article. /derail /woohoo

I stand corrected, you're right. I was guilty of doing the automatic purple->violet translation.

It actually is more interesting than bickering about star citizen.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
61. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 14:44 Phasenoise
 
Scheherazade wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 14:27:

I think he's going all Nietzsche and suggesting that "color" as a concept exists in our human mind, and since humans can only detect discrete RGB, then all color that isn't R xor G xor B is a pure product of our mind.

Distinction being physical reality vs human/perceived reality.

-scheherazade

Color can be any wavelength. Things that aren't strictly R G and B are realities, and are most certainly not pure products of some human mind. Also, we don't perceive strict RGB. We have three cone types, but they are not aligned at pure R G and B, more like B G and Y.

The only thing that is related to us is what label we assign to different wavelengths.

Although now I've heard that sometimes Blue light will demand to self-identify as Orange. At least in California.
 
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News Comments > More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen
57. Re: More Derek Smart vs. Star Citizen Aug 24, 2015, 14:06 Phasenoise
 
descender wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 13:32:
Actually the sky is purple

Let's go full derail mode... purple isn't actually a real color (monochromatic wavelength)! It only exists in your mind as the overlap between the blue and red spectrums.

Purple is every bit as "real" a color as any other. All wavelengths are by definition monochromatic as they describe a single color. And "purple" is a wavelength a touch larger than violet, a little over 400nm.

I think you're confusing the properties light itself with the additive color model used to reproduce a rainbow from fixed-color primaries.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
7. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 17, 2015, 18:53 Phasenoise
 
I would argue this crapware was broken on all OSes, as it's only function was to piss me off as a paying customer.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
2. Re: Evening Patches Aug 12, 2015, 15:14 Phasenoise
 
I thought it said Cubicle of the Gods, didn't sound like much fun.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 30, 2015, 18:47 Phasenoise
 
Most of the games are crappy little minimum wage job simulators too, involving some idiotic little tedium to do daily.

As it says, there isn't even really a winning, or defeating some cool system. There's just outspending or outgrinding other people.

How is this possibly fun?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 10:37 Phasenoise
 
If ads were like print ads, nobody would care. But when they run active content, animations flashing spinning leaping they slow things down, are distracting and compromise security. So OF COURSE people look to remove them. It's a natural response to an irritation or threat.

Advertisers shot themselves in the ass, and good luck getting the genie back in the bottle.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
60. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jul 14, 2015, 17:42 Phasenoise
 
All I ask is that he at least posts vids of the hookers and crack parties.
In fact, I thought of some fun new stretch goals.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 12, 2015, 09:47 Phasenoise
 
Why are mommy and daddy fighting?  
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
20. Re: Overwatch Video May 14, 2015, 13:14 Phasenoise
 
They're doing the sensory overload game I see.

Make a game with tons of stupid distractions and obstructions to being able to see the enemy. Hands waving, text in the middle of the screen telling you what you already know you just did, constant blathering from yourself and other players giving no useful information, everything has to have a halo/flash/splash.

To compensate after everyone complains, add giant bright icons overlaid on top of the screen where all friends and enemies are.
Now you can't see ANY artwork, and the whole screen is lens flares, flashing words, big rectangles. Visibility is reduced to an absurd low where now you just aim at the center of red rectangles.

It's competing with itself for visibility, and losing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: PS4 and Xbox are 'absurdly powerful,' 1080p-60fps is 'just a starting point. May 8, 2015, 14:11 Phasenoise
 
Games run at 1080p* 60fps** for sure!

* - Rendered internally at 900x600 and upscaled.
** - 60fps interlaced, and with no enemies on screen.
 
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