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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Released
5. Re: Battlefield 1 Released Oct 21, 2016, 11:53 Quboid
 
TotalBiscuit's comments on the single player have put me off, they seem to have completely missed the style of WW1.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released
3. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI Released Oct 21, 2016, 11:39 Quboid
 
First impressions after 90 minutes:
The UI is really small. Strangely so. There's a UI scaling option but it's disabled at 1440p (at a guess it is for 4K users to scale the UI 2:1 to 1080p size).

I'm not keen on the fog-of-war graphics, the contrast between visible and out-of-sight is too much. It's a minor issue and I'll probably get used to it - if not I'll get over it.

You can't choose how many city states you want when starting a game.

This needs more investigation but there seems to be more information available. Civ (like many games) has had a trend of reducing the amount of info that's shown which I'm not keen on (simplifying a UI is good, dumbing down game mechanics isn't) so this is nice.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Statement
8. Re: SAG-AFTRA Statement Oct 20, 2016, 22:15 Quboid
 
It seems better for the publishers if there's a modest up-front fee and a bonus if the game hits a sales target. If voice actors were just paid a larger fee up-front publishers would be on the hook even if the game flops or gets canned. I guess the fight is over the fees/targets because the principle seems good for publishers.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 19, 2016, 16:20 Quboid
 
Making a product that *can* be used for illegal means is not the same as making a product that almost exclusively *will* be used for illegal means. If MS Office had a program for tracking illicit drug shipments, I think the Justice Department would want a word, no pun intended.  
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News Comments > Accounting VR Game for Free
9. Re: Accounting VR Game for Free Oct 19, 2016, 15:58 Quboid
 
Acleacius wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 11:34:
Doesn't it just give the perception of 3D.

Combined with responsive motion tracking, it creates a sense of presence which feels much more real than just 3D. Tracking conscious movement is great but I think it's subconscious movement being tracked that makes it seem so real.

They shouldn't be headset specific. I can see that it's a little easier to develop for one but most VR games supporting both the Rift and the Vive would make me a lot more confident in buying either. More similar controllers should help.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2016, 11:21 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 13:04:
The motion capture for that took forever, and trying to act against a green screen is just the worst.

Kidding aside it looks like it could be a great game, and should coincide with my plans to get a new video card quiet nicely.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 14, 2016, 11:17 Quboid
 
I can see the logic, this is basically what I'm programmed to do as well. I hope it doesn't go too far, I'd readily take a bruised arm rather than run over children.

This will be fought out in the courts after the first few controversial fatalities. Ethics will be decided by compensation claims.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2016, 11:45 Quboid
 
She made it weird by mentioning having a hard time meeting romantic partners, going by the awkward laugh he said what most people were thinking.  
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2016, 21:48 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 20:13:
My family is Irish as well as a lot of my friends. My point was that the IRA would never have existed if not for England and the Unionists and how they treated Irish Catholics to begin with - and were not even talking real history with William of Orange, Walter Raleigh, et al. And I don't know how anyone can claim the IRA was worse given the atrocities committed by the UDF and British military. Fucking internment, Long Kesh, etc. Even Paul McCartney wrote a song about it.

Give Ireland Back to the Irish

I said they killed more, because they did. Is there any reason to care about Paul McCartney's opinion?
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2016, 19:48 Quboid
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 17:21:
Quboid wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 15:04:
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:36:
“We went through 40 years of violence in which many lives were lost and people maimed. I knew there would eventually be some who would seek to exploit that to make money,” he said.

Yeah, and who's fault was that?

"It's their fault, not ours!" - both sides

To be fair, Republicans (pro-Ireland) did more killing and particularly maiming than Unionists (pro-UK), although the Unionists did have a thing for assassinating "Irish terrorists" - which to them meant anyone who was probably Catholic.

It occurs to me that I'm probably over-thinking Blue's comment and he just meant that Northern Irish politics isn't the first place you'd look for complaints about depictions of US crime.

Isn't the majority of the difference based off religion? I've never actually looked at what the conflict was about but I thought it was entirely a type of "holy war". Protestant versus Catholic.

It was originally the Irish versus the British invaders but as they were overwhelmingly Catholic and Protestant respectively, the religious difference became another thing to fight over. After most of Ireland got independence, Northern Ireland was split fairly evenly but power (wealth, government positions) was with the descendants of British settlers and religious discrimination was one of the things that kicked off The Troubles in the 1960s.

Ultimately it's about Nationalism, whether people in Northern Ireland see themselves as British or Irish.


Thanks skyguy. I know the IRA's collections at pubs in these places took a big hit after 9/11 and suddenly funding terrorism didn't seem so great. Makes me wonder what these idiots thought their money was going towards.
 
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News Comments > Hitman Season Finale Details
3. Re: Hitman Season Finale Details Oct 12, 2016, 19:10 Quboid
 
Good to hear, Rilcon. Like many, I'm waiting for the full release and the subsequent reaction but so far it sounds good.

I don't really need an over-arching plot in a Hitman game, the lack of context would make sense for a killing machine. Why is this person to be killed? Because the contract says so.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2016, 15:04 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 12, 2016, 11:36:
“We went through 40 years of violence in which many lives were lost and people maimed. I knew there would eventually be some who would seek to exploit that to make money,” he said.

Yeah, and who's fault was that?

"It's their fault, not ours!" - both sides

To be fair, Republicans (pro-Ireland) did more killing and particularly maiming than Unionists (pro-UK), although the Unionists did have a thing for assassinating "Irish terrorists" - which to them meant anyone who was probably Catholic.

It occurs to me that I'm probably over-thinking Blue's comment and he just meant that Northern Irish politics isn't the first place you'd look for complaints about depictions of US crime.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2016, 11:22 Quboid
 
Not the first group you'd expect to object to a Mafia game

Do you mean the DUP or Unionists in general? I'm intrigued by how Northern Ireland is perceived abroad now, are Unionists seen as the bad guys in NY, Boston and other Irish influenced places?

The Unionist paramilitaries have gone over to organised crime since the ceasefire but of course they're definitely not associated with the DUP or other political parties. Noooooo. Certainly not.

I'm not surprised they're moaning about this. Northern Irish politics have always been a partisan shambles between opposing loonies and Unionists tend to be worse.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 22:14 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 21:46:
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 21:18:
Quboid wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 19:32:
Clinton says she's against Citizens United, I'll believe it when I see action but that would be a start.
She probably believes that, it is a standard Dem. party stance. However, she can't do anything about it without the help of Congress which will surely not be arriving from the House, which is likely to remain in GOP control.

Also, it was a SCOTUS decision: "money = free speech." So any laws passed could be declared unconstitutional as a result, even if Clinton replaces Scalia with a liberal, since the SCOTUS likes to adhere to precedent and not overturn its own rulings, especially not so soon.

True. It's hard to imagine a constitutional amendment getting anywhere these days either.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 19:32 Quboid
 
A narrow win for Clinton might help both major parties wake up and realise that they've got a country to run, whereas a landslide would send the message that they just need to not go full retard. On the other hand, a Clinton landslide would be a thorough rejection of Trump's lies and exploitation. And if Trump wins, it will probably be 3 years of Mike Pence because that idiot will get impeached.

Clinton says she's against Citizens United, I'll believe it when I see action but that would be a start. Her policies seem to go where the political wind blows so perhaps a crusade against money in politics would appeal to disenfranchised voters when she's looking for a second term.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 18:12 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact, that's the conventional logic which made people think the Brexit referendum would fail and that Trump would go out early in the primaries. I hope Trump gets landslided but 2016 just doesn't make any goddamn sense.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 11, 2016, 17:38 Quboid
 
descender wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 14:46:
http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/ is a pretty comprehensive look at the election poll data.

That's my go-to site too. I also check betting odds, although they were wrong over Brexit and the last UK election. You can change the odds format under "Tools".
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 10, 2016, 20:16 Quboid
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:56:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 16:36:
Nope, but I know at least it will be an educated, informed, and considered decision.
Why is it so god damn hard to learn from RECENT history for some people?
I guess if you have to live in Syria, Yemen, Iraq or Libya for a few months you will learn. Well no, I am not even sure about that. This stupidity really boggles my mind. I seriously dont find words for it anymore. No godzilla face palm, nothing will make it better. What the hell is wrong with people like you??? This cant be explained by a low IQ!!!

Because Clinton created ISIS or ...?
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Patched
20. Re: Mafia III Patched Oct 9, 2016, 22:03 Quboid
 
Thanks for the performance reports, that's a bit encouraging but still sounds like it needs work. Is there really upscaling? Ugh.

The stuff in those videos are minor things that make the world a bit more alive. Are the new things to do different, maybe generic, grindy open-world side missions?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2016, 18:15 Quboid
 
20 years, wooo!

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