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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > PC Need for Speed in March
2. Re: PC Need for Speed in March Feb 11, 2016, 20:34 Quboid
 
They're really making a point of how it's not like their previous piece of junk. I've no idea if this will be a good game but at they are at least pretending to listen.  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Feb 10, 2016, 23:00 Quboid
 
rudra wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 16:33:
Quboid wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 15:08:
Fassbender describes Ass Creed's DNA memory as "something an audience can actually believe in."

Unless they've rewritten that whole notion for the film, no. No, Fassy, it's not.

dna is literally genetic memory

Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid a smell passed their aversion on to their "grandchildren".

The findings provide evidence of "transgenerational epigenetic inheritance" - that the environment can affect an individual's genetics, which can in turn be passed on.

One of the researchers Dr Brian Dias told the BBC: "This might be one mechanism that descendants show imprints of their ancestor.
"There is absolutely no doubt that what happens to the sperm and egg will affect subsequent generations."

Prof Marcus Pembrey, from University College London, said the findings were "highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders" and provided "compelling evidence" that a form of memory could be passed between generations.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-25156510

Huh, I did not know that.

I still think the Assassins Creed memory system is one of the stupidest plot devices ever but never mind.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch
12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch Feb 10, 2016, 22:51 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 15:36:
It made me want a backpacking sim though. Some basic rock climbing mechanics (even an assassin's creed style scramble movement engine), and a gargantuan map that would take me days to cross and explore. Basically I want someone to put in something like the Sierras and give me the tools to explore and back the f*ck off and just let me explore. That's the best part of the Fallout/Elder Scrolls series anyway.

The Climb, coming from Crytek in the next month or two. Small catch: you'll need an Oculus Rift.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 10, 2016, 15:08 Quboid
 
Fassbender describes Ass Creed's DNA memory as "something an audience can actually believe in."

Unless they've rewritten that whole notion for the film, no. No, Fassy, it's not.
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Plans; Livestream
5. Re: Cities Skylines Plans; Livestream Feb 10, 2016, 14:52 Quboid
 
I felt that all my cities in SimCity 2013 were the same, mostly thanks to that stupid counter-productive city specialisation system which made you put some sort of mine in the prime building area on every map, with little more than a few cosmetic differences between each mine and therefore city.

Cities Skylines suffers from this but in my opinion not to anything like the same extent. I've put hundreds of hours into it and I'm not done yet. This is thanks to mods, having more building assets and different themes for districts helps a lot.

It helps that the cities' maps are 25 times the area, so one natural resource isn't going to fill half the flat land available.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 10, 2016, 12:39 Quboid
 
saluk wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 05:03:
Probably terrible forecasting. It sounds like Rock Band was kind of a hail mary for them, one that didn't make it.

This dependency came up 7 months ago and Blue's comment of "Ruh-roh" seems about right.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
34. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 10, 2016, 12:36 Quboid
 
Bub wrote on Feb 10, 2016, 07:38:
Other than a few whales and fanboys, who gives a crap about this train wreck?

Derek Smart. He's put his credibility behind this failing and as that credibility is on credit, if Star Citizen is a success he will be left with a considerable credibility debt.

(Not sure how to define "success" at this point.)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
29. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 18:49 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 11:07:
Quboid wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 10:26:
It feels like they have inadvertently created a pyramid scheme, where they've hyped things up so much that they need more money to meet expectations, so they need more hype to get money, so they need more money, and so on. I don't know if anyone's getting rich out of it in the mean time.

Actually what they've created is a kind of ship Ponzi scheme. New ships are sold to finish production on older, concept ships.

Derp, that's what I meant. Thanks.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Feb 9, 2016, 17:26 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 12:21:
PHJF wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 09:59:
Want to see Kyle Bosman land on his feet. He had a weekly op ed I've consistently watched for the past two years, much more thoughtful and introspective than anything else.

Agreed, he has real talent. I hope he doesn't end up at IGN or something.

He was the only person there that I watched, I hope The Final Bosman reappears in some form. The narrator guy who did the countdowns has a good voice, Brandon Jones I think.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Split Details
5. Re: Star Citizen Split Details Feb 9, 2016, 10:26 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 10:08:
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 10:02:
This whole thing screams of a "BUY NOW! BUY NOW!!!!" desperation attempt to get more money to me.

Of course - that's been their goal since the beginning.


It feels like they have inadvertently created a pyramid Ponzi scheme, where they've hyped things up so much that they need more money to meet expectations, so they need more hype to get money, so they need more money, and so on. I don't know if anyone's getting rich out of it in the mean time.

Edit: Oops, I meant a Ponzi scheme. Thanks Kxmode.

This comment was edited on Feb 9, 2016, 18:48.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 6, 2016, 20:44 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 6, 2016, 17:40:
I guess fucking every single male romance in a Bioware game doesn't count?

They don't wear their underpants on the outside, so they're not superheroes.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
40. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 4, 2016, 15:03 Quboid
 
SunnyD wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 13:22:
Seems to be a bit of projecting and thread derailment, or at least diversion. Kxmode's post mentioned Chris Roberts certaintly, but no mention was made of Star Citizen, unless I've been asleep and it's been in developement under his capable watch for 7 years?

Mebbe I gotta learn that new english they teach in schools these days. I'd read that paragraph of his and instantly a image of Wing Commander the movie leapt to mind, in fact reminding me that Roberts had been busy doing the Hollyweird thing before SC became his new Shiny.

'Coarse I'm closer to 100yrs old these days than not, so it could be massive neuronal misfirings going off in my brain pan.

God I luv this place. Group hug! (Hey! Who's groping?)


~Finis~

Kxmode's problem with Chris Roberts is down to Star Citizen, I would bet $930 on that. I think Kxmode mentioned the 7 year absence as one reason why he feels SC is in trouble, not because it is specifically a problem its self.
 
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10. Re: Witness’ $40 experiment worked, creator reports $5 million first-week revenue… Feb 4, 2016, 14:45 Quboid
 
He said that The Witness is number 1 on a popular torrent site so if that's the case then plenty of people are finding it and are prepared to risk malware. He doesn't repeat the fallacy that every pirate download equals a lost sale, in fact he refers to 1 in 10 in terms that look to me like he doesn't consider that to be remotely realistic. He said nothing bitchy, he didn't moan, he's not ignorant and I don't think he acts entitled beyond the perfectly reasonable notion that getting paid for work is a good idea.

Why is it that whenever any developer says anything, there is always someone ready to bitch and moan about them bitching and moaning? Do you ever wonder why so few developers openly talk to gamers?
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
38. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 4, 2016, 12:39 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 12:04:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 11:49:
I find it interesting that you have the exact opposite perspective. theyarecoming doesn't want ANYTHING negative spoken about Star Citizen because he's financially backing it and fears project collapse. You don't want to hear ANYTHING about it period because you hate it. "You're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't" about sums it up. The long and short is this. Where and when I feel it is appropriate I will continue to use Star Citizen and Chris Roberts for the topic at hand. You're more than welcome to skip my comments if the mere mention of Star Citizen makes you throw up a little.

I don't hate it, you're projecting. I'm just tired of the endless topics, baiting like in this thread and arguments surrounding it. There's really no need or purpose to dragging it into other threads, especially when there are active ones in the side bar already. But since you're determined no problem, I will start running it up the flag pole in the future if I see it instead. Same goes for him.

It's not that the comparison of trust is unreasonable, in my opinion, it's just that Star Citizen is one of several topics which causes more than enough ill feelings in threads that relate to it that I don't want to see it elsewhere and that I personally avoid bringing up outside of directly related threads precisely because it derails them.

I want to talk about games, not soap operas.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: Witness’ $40 experiment worked, creator reports $5 million first-week revenue… Feb 3, 2016, 16:43 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 15:49:
Quboid wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 10:31:
Blue wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 10:00:
Test post, please ignore.

No.

Pretty please? Pray

OK, I won't acknowledge that post at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Ant Simulator saga Feb 3, 2016, 13:17 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 16:52:
When your a kick starter dev, when is ANY bar tab considered acceptable?

Whenever the cost of the tab is less than the value of the meeting, which is the same as it is supposed to be in any other business. Taking a client out for a meal is meant to be an investment in that contact, not a gift.

If it's true that these guys paid for strippers from funds for a $5000 game then it's not so acceptable this case.
 
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News Comments > Godus Becomes Godus Wars
4. Re: Godus Becomes Godus Wars Feb 3, 2016, 10:59 Quboid
 
It's a little hard to take that Eurogamer interview seriously when it says he remained true to his word about not doing interviews. It's a very soft article in general, John Walker got more out of that infamous pathological liar question than Wesley Yin-Poole did in this whole interview.

Although to be fair to Molyneux, Walker did call him a liar for all intents and purposes.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: Witness’ $40 experiment worked, creator reports $5 million first-week revenue… Feb 3, 2016, 10:31 Quboid
 
Blue wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 10:00:
Test post, please ignore.

No.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month
72. Re: Star Citizen Becomes Two Games Next Month Feb 3, 2016, 09:17 Quboid
 
Zandog wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 18:52:
Bluesnews comments remain toxic and synnical. Mr. Smart is still getting paid by CIG to post negative press and you non-backing, self entitled suckers are falling for it. This is the best marketing tactic I've seen in years.

You stated here that Derek Smart's blog and Twitter account would close. That was 3 1/2 months ago, what happened?

You ended that post by saying "Think I'm lieing? I am not your internet mommy so dig up the information yourself." Ironically, I found this post by digging up information myself as to why you'd post such an apparently ridiculous statement as this and gee, now I do think you're "lieing".
 
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2. Re: Witness’ $40 experiment worked, creator reports $5 million first-week revenue… Feb 3, 2016, 08:58 Quboid
 
NamecaF wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 06:17:
And he's complaining about an obscure Chinese group cracking it and putting it up on a few less than reputable torrent sites? Sounds like a right tosser actually.

Why wouldn't he? What's the cut-off point for being allowed to be unhappy at people grabbing your work for free? What does the notoriety or nationality of the cracking group matter?

Even if there was such a cut-off point (spoiler: there isn't), being $1,000,000 in the hole surely isn't it.

More importantly, is your name supposed to be read backwards? I always do, but I'm not sure I'm supposed to.
 
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