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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
19. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 14, 2016, 09:40 Quboid
 
Lack of reload is the sort of thing that makes me call this old-school.

Beamer wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 07:31:
Glory kills aren't QTEs because the enemy is already dead. Just think of them as improvised health stations. In HL, you need to hit Use to use them, too.

They're not dead, they're stunned - if you leave them, they start fighting again. I experimented with one, I stunned it 8 times and every time it started fighting again after a few seconds. I don't like this, it feels like fighting an enemy is a waste of time unless you finish them immediately. It's basically regenerative health. A character gets badly hurt so if they don't participate in combat for a few seconds, they get a boost and keep going as if nothing happened.

If each enemy could only be stunned once or twice, I would be happier with the system. At least then you're doing *something* when you can't finish them off.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Demo During E3
12. Re: DOOM Demo During E3 Jun 13, 2016, 21:04 Quboid
 
I just played about 20 minutes. Very enjoyable old-school shooter, until it hung and I had to press the restart button on my case.

It didn't freeze my computer but it hogged my primary monitor so task manager and suchlike were not visible. I wish TM showed on every window.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
9. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 19:41 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 18:51:
Quboid wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 18:19:
That's not the most constructive post either nin.

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

- George Carlin

I'm just tired of his constant negativity. He's as bad as cutter...


Whoa, whoa, let's not go too far!

Meh, I understand. He seems so incredibly quick to anger, I don't even know how to call out someone like that. It would be nice if you chilled out, CJ_Parker, but I don't think you are capable.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
6. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 18:19 Quboid
 
That's not the most constructive post either nin.

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

- George Carlin
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Trailer
2. Re: Tyranny Trailer Jun 13, 2016, 17:29 Quboid
 
That's a warning to me. If your game is so great, why does your "gameplay reveal" video only show a few short clips of game-engine footage? There isn't even a UI so unless the final game is also minimalist, that's not gameplay footage IMHO.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 VR Plans
7. Re: Fallout 4 VR Plans Jun 13, 2016, 11:13 Quboid
 
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 11:02:
My male stray cat I found on my doorstep one morning and took in would raise its legs when outside to pee. Would use litter box like normal if I did not let him out. Was an awesome cat.

Here's hoping they make a fun game with it. Maybe get on-board the VR train as well provided games like bridge commander, and fallout and other things make it enough.

Male cats spray to mark their territory so he was probably trying to do that. My cat squats to pee in familiar places but when I take him for a walk (he loves walks almost as much as my dog) he will pee standing bolt upright, spraying whatever is behind him.

If he was't neutered, he'd probably do this in the garden and maybe even around the house.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 22:20 Quboid
 
SirKnight wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 21:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 14:59:

2. Christians have in the past and continue to kill in the name of Christ,

That's not only extremely wrong but extremely ignorant.

Jesus Christ forbids killing as it is a highly sinful act. Anyone who does the type of murder you mention are not Christians. This is why your statement is wrong. Jesus said many times if you believe in him and love him, then you will do as he commands. One of his most important commandments he left us with is to love one another like he loved. No matter if they are your enemy or not. If you do this, then everyone will know you are his disciple, as he said. If you do not obey his commandments, then you are not his disciple. If you are not his disciple, then you are not a Christian. Thus, it is impossible for a Christian to kill in the name of anything, especially in the name of God.

Always keep in mind the teaching of the wolves in sheep's clothing. You can know a person by their works. A good tree does not produce bad fruit, and a bad tree does not produce good fruit.

So you're saying Christianity is a 'religion of peace'? This is exactly the same argument as every other religion and it is exactly as valid.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.4
44. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.4 Jun 12, 2016, 22:12 Quboid
 
Were they giving out many refunds before now, or was it just a few to persistent people?

Can people decline these ToS and get a refund now?

DSmart, maybe I'm reading too much into your post, but you do realise that a large 'some' of us didn't need your advice - informative and welcome as it is - to avoid this?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2016, 16:08 Quboid
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 14:43:
Today's Islamic terrorist attack is a reminder of why Trump won the primary and why I'm voting for him!

And that's your right as an American but you do realise that ISIS and groups like them want exactly that? They aren't killing Westerners to get us to like what they want to represent, they do it to get us to hate what they want to represent. Trump is a gift to them and people reacting like Cutter are their puppets.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 12:46 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 11:27:
Much as I agree with you, things are always ambiguous in the real world after all (though at least in Hogans and Thiel case I consider it slander), I disagree on 1 point, Gawker SHOULD be nuked from orbit. There is no ambiguity there The world would flat out be a much better place without Gawker.

Also you make a fair point about the height of punishment, but Gawker did not apologize. They refused a deal and refused to remove the video (before the legal proceedings, Hogan did request it after all before he sued them to high heavens).

By the way, why do I think Gawker should die in nuclear armageddon?

Jacob Appelbaum.. Gawker invented a rape scenario, invented victims, spun what happened and ruined a life with lies damned lies and more lies. And again it is Gizmodo that is the shitflinger deluxe. Nuking the company would be way too lenient. Everyone working there is a grade A asshole apparently and these people deserve jail time at the very least.

I don't know much about the Appelbaum situation. The supposed victim says it's not true but I didn't know Gawker had anything to do with making it up. Making stuff up could be a valid reason for bankruptcy-inducing punishment but it shouldn't be done by setting a precedent for something else. Not for reporting something that at least really happened.

The apology would be after a court has ruled on exactly what they did wrong. Even if hypothetically they did accept they were wrong, they wouldn't want to risk admitting to more than they mean to. I mean, they wouldn't want to get sued to oblivion
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 11:11 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 10:42:
And is that a bad thing? Publications should post news that are newsworthy and should maybe think a bit before pushing news to millions of potential readers. Most importantly they should make sure that what they post is legal, (maybe) ethical acceptable and verifiable. And how is that a hard thing to even decide? Don't slander people, no matter what, problem solved. Also Gawker would not exist if they'd stick to that. Look at the site right now. And despair. These fucktards learned nothing, they continue as if nothing happened, and when you have someone behaving like that, what other recourse, other than total war and annihilation, do you even have left?

And what exactly would be the option between doing nothing and total annihilation? How would you even offer anything that can unslander someone? What would you regard as a fair punishment for the various crimes of Gawker and it's pseudo journalists?

"Don't slander people, no matter what, problem solved."

They didn't slander Hogan (or Thiel) so why was there a problem?

I don't think these issues are simple at all. Privacy law and actual journalism ethics are not clear so the penalty for crossing the line shouldn't involve your entire organisation being nuked from orbit. An alternative would be for Gawker to issue an apology and pay appropriate compensation; closer to 1.4 million than 140 million.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 10:24 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 10:11:
Quboid wrote on Jun 11, 2016, 09:43:
Was it a "revenge porn campaign" in any way?

I understand that Gawker are awful but I'm not going to celebrate a publication getting shut down by someone rich who didn't like what they said. Even if this hadn't been about revenge by Thiel, it's still a massively disproportionate award that is an attack on freedom of the press.

Posting sex tapes or outing someone as gay who specifically asked you not to is not freedom of the press for fucks sake. That is the behavior of a mentally deranged arsehole. And such arses should, for all intent and purpose, be punished so harshly they won't find their own arse for quite a while.

To be honest, I am a bit baffled how you otherwise smart people can defend this shit flinger outfit. Do you have no ethics whatsoever? Do you not have any acceptance of others right of personal integrity and privacy?

As I said, this baffles me. People who defend Gawker are to me so absurdly alien in their thought patterns that I can not even comprehend what makes you see Gawker as a victim here. So I am curious, what makes you think that someone has the right to post a private sex tape, or to out the sexual orientation of someone against their will? Or start hate campaigns against someone? That is all OK with you? Because that is what you get as a package deal if you defend Gawker.

What makes you think I'm OK with this? There are options between "nothing" and "shut them down".

It's an attack on freedom of the press because all publications will now be worried about publishing anything anyone wants to keep private - because getting it wrong doesn't mean getting sued, it means getting destroyed. Specifically asking a publication not to report news should NOT stop any publication from reporting news!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2016, 09:43 Quboid
 
Was it a "revenge porn campaign" in any way?

I understand that Gawker are awful but I'm not going to celebrate a publication getting shut down by someone rich who didn't like what they said. Even if this hadn't been about revenge by Thiel, it's still a massively disproportionate award that is an attack on freedom of the press.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2016, 17:02 Quboid
 
It's alright, they say they won't abuse it.  
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron IV Released
3. Re: etc., etc. Jun 6, 2016, 22:52 Quboid
 
I'm going to wait to see what people are saying about this in a month. HoI3 was rather poor but EU4 is brilliant. It looks like HoI4 is more manageable than HoI3 - those battle plan arrows look pretty sweet - and the first reaction is positive.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 6, 2016, 22:42 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 20:07:
The hardware survey pops up and asks you to accept it every single time they want to collect info from your machine.

EDIT: As far as weighting statistics go... I'm guessing that their analytics suite for developers is a bit more advanced than anyone here is going to come up with. You are right, it would be damn foolish to count all machines as equal. I don't agree that more hours should give more weight though. If you play 1 game for 15000 hours, and someone else plays 15 games for a normal amount of hours... I'd rather cater to the person making me more money.

True. All about the cash. I'd quite like to know what information developers can get.
 
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News Comments > Witcher III: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Released
59. Re: Witcher III: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Released Jun 6, 2016, 22:33 Quboid
 
The Witcher 3 is just a Hearthstone clone with a ridiculously elaborate front-end.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Countdown
11. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Countdown Jun 6, 2016, 22:27 Quboid
 
Watch Dogs was really dull for the few hours that I bothered with it. The hacking system is what killed it for me, I was looking forward to seeing this and turns out ... you press a button when it pops up. Weak.

It might have been that they needed to get something out the door and all they do could do is tick the boxes for Ubisoft Open World Game. Maybe WD2 will be a lot more fleshed out. Maybe. I won't be rushing to buy it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 5, 2016, 20:00 Quboid
 
Dev wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:03:
And that has to be taken with a grain of salt.
How many systems have steam running in the background (along with weatherbug) that have crappy specs and were never meant for gaming, except for that one time when Timmy was visiting and installed TF2.
My guess is a lot of them.
lies, damn lies and statistics.
Yeah and you know what? Those are still all part of the average PC gaming systems. I'd include the 17% or so that have intel integrated in that crappy specs portion. Or maybe they only play casual mobile phone ports that steam seems to have too many of nowadays. Still part of that average.

But that's not the hardware specifications of people who actually buy games, which is who developers should be targeting.

Instead of just saying X people own a Geforce 980, Steam should say X people own a 980, Y thousand hours have been played on a 980, each owner buys an average of Z titles.

This would weed out little Timmy's grandma's aging PC that he used that one weekend he was dragged out there. 1 game for 4 hours on some ancient card wouldn't carry much weight while someone who has spent thousands of hours on dozens of games - i.e. most of us here - would count for a lot more.

Basically, weight the averages based on how much money can potentially be extracted. Perhaps this information is available to developers, I've no idea what analytics they have access to.



descender wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 19:53:
Uh, you have to fill out and submit the steam hardware survey. It doesn't just collect that data from idle machines and it isn't spying on anyone.

How do you guys ever possibly stock enough tinfoil in your homes?

I was wondering how "voluntarily agreed to the spyware survey" works. It's not really spyware if people are agreeing to it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 4, 2016, 17:19 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 16:36:
Cutter wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 10:48:
C) If man ever creates an actual AI then they can't own it without it being a slave. So is that what they're promoting? Slavery? They'd like the rest of us to be slaves so why not.

Are dogs and cats slaves? How would that be any different?

And the danger inherent is that machines will do our thinking for us. Even now most people don't question what they see on a screen. What is the AI makes a mistake? People take it as gospel and you can see where everything goes off the rails.

How is this any different from religion, and the issues we have to deal with there?

Were either of these answers supposed to be reassuring?
 
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