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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
154. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 9, 2016, 16:41 Quboid
 
NasWulf wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 16:11:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 16:01:
dsmart wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 14:18:
I know that most of you guys have shit for brains, which explains the buying of JPEGs for a game that can never be done, but do try to keep up.

Chris Roberts turned me into a newt!... I got better.

You know as well as I do that when Squadron 42 is eventually released today tomorrow this year next year whenever you will secretly spend your $50 and play just like everybody else don't try to deny it you know you will, just like about 90% of the people that post here that say negative things will still purchase and play the game

FWIW if Squadron 42 comes out and looks to be a good game, I will buy it and readily admit that I was wrong. I'm quite negative on Star Citizen - more in regards to the PU but there's plenty that could go wrong with SQ42 - but I would honestly like to be wrong. I wouldn't enjoy admitting it but that's basically the tax for being negative; I'm not allowed to be smug about correct predictions if I don't eat humble pie after incorrect ones.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
146. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 9, 2016, 15:05 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 14:42:
Bundy wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 14:29:
<whispers> Why does Derek think we're all Star Citizen fans? There's like maybe 1 guy in 20 who are even remotely supportive that game on here, and I'm pretty sure that guy is me.

Haha yeah. If anything its the opposite, nearly the entire site is cynical about the game. It's pretty obvious hes jealous of their success and perhaps blames others for his own shortcomings in the industry, not realizing that its his own toxic behavior that causes his problems. Oh well, back to things that matter.

It's weird at this point. I guess it's the world he creates for himself. He loves to be the little guy taking on the world and the attention makes him feel special - especially negative attention. Being told that he's just not insightful or important, however, I think is what he can't hear.

Maybe that's why he's so sore about his PhD. Don't listen to Verno, Derek, you bought that PhD fair and square.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 9, 2016, 11:38 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 07:16:
Rather than 4K, I wish content providers focused on getting streaming up to the same clarity as BluRay. A compressed 4K stream and much less compressed 1080p stream must be comparably sized, I'd guess, though I have no clue. Sadly, clarity is much less of a buzzword, but if you put a BluRay side by side with a stream on a good TV the difference is enormous, particularly in dark screens. On BluRay, you see actual details in Game of Thrones.

I think it's a classic example of how using something as a measurement makes it less useful as a measurement. See also megapixels for camera quality, GDP for economic strength. People (intentionally and unintentionally) work towards improving this metric, ignoring or even harming other aspects of the true, inconveniently complicated actual issue.

When I was looking for somewhere to buy movies/TV to stream/download I tried to find information on bitrates but it was hard to come by. Bandwidth requirements was the closest that most streamers made public.
 
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News Comments > Humble End of Summer Sale Includes Free Tropico 4
10. Re: Humble End of Summer Sale Includes Free Tropico 4 Sep 9, 2016, 11:04 Quboid
 
They brought in the Steam account thing a while back because key scalpers would buy up the Humble Bundle keys for peanuts and then sell them off on G2A/whatever.

Humble/devs/charities would receive next to nothing and rather than the keys going to people who (to some extent) are happy to take a punt and hope a couple of the games are good, they instead go to people to actually want to purchase each specific game and who would be much more likely to pay a normal amount. This means legit sellers (who aren't breaking T&Cs or other contracts) get screwed because it's hard to sell Indie Hit X keys for $10 when it costs them $8 and someone who bought keys for $0.10 is selling them for $5.

I'm in favour of cheap games, don't get me wrong, but supply and demand only works when people stick to what they agreed. Free market, not anarchic market.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
7. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 9, 2016, 09:00 Quboid
 
Numinar wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 02:34:
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 16:23:
I hate censorship and groupthink as much as anyone but telling people what they should or shouldn't put in their game or review or essay seems a bit messed up.

Told by the sort of person who would describe themselves as "a supporter of free speech and expression", no less. Gotta love the old "shut up because free speech" argument.

I didn't say they should shut up, I just said their position on such matters is bullshit. Free marketplace of ideas and all that. "Games used to be dumb and apolitical and they always should be" is ridiculous.


Oh I agree. Criticism is fine, it's the people who tell reviewers how reviews must be written out of some notion that freedom of expression means they are free to expect everything to be written for them. "Freedom means everybody is free to say whatever *I* want" types.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2016, 23:11 Quboid
 
Cool, thanks. Sounds like it's a decent feature, not as gimmicky as I'd suspected.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
123. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 8, 2016, 21:59 Quboid
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 20:49:
dsmart wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 20:46:
You guys are hilarious. Here's the thing, I'll still be beautiful in the morning; but Star Citizen - which is never coming out - will still be shit and a massive scam. And you all will still be salty.

Me? I just keep on making games.

Guess he showed us! Cause blues is such a giant star citizen fanboy club.

Imagine if it turns out that we should have avoided the game that most of us thought we should avoid long before DS came on the scene. Oh the salt.


Drayth wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 20:55:
And there will still be a youtube =D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au6mMl5A79Q

That's the sort of person whose sanity I wonder about in this. I wonder how long they spent making that video.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience 3.0 Released
21. Re: Into the Black Sep 8, 2016, 20:52 Quboid
 
Well said, HorrorScope Allthumbsup

There's plenty I don't like about online software (I've uninstalled this), licensing, DRM, and server shutdowns but the internet is a pretty big deal these days. This is the commercial reality because most people disagree with you guys (Suppa7 and CJ_Parker), get over it and get over yourselves. Neither of you are the pillars of wisdom you think you are.

You'd be slightly more persuasive if you didn't throw insults at people for having different opinions to you. Not much, since you're basically yelling at a calendar because it's not 1998 any more, but maybe in future.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
117. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 8, 2016, 18:28 Quboid
 
Haha! Wow that's ... yeah. That's quite something. Pretty fair too, the original review is ghastly. Good game, but I didn't get any of that nonsense from it. Such are my limitations...

Also, from that article written in 2005:
I have been waiting for gaming journalism to mature to the level of regular journalism - or even tabloid journalism - for years. I keep thinking that big shift is right around the corner; the big change where the readers suddenly demand accountability and objectivity.

Heh.


Edit: The second part of that ends with a laugh a Derek Smart's expense! Some jokes are timeless.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
115. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 8, 2016, 17:44 Quboid
 
I don't know if he's threatened to sue other developers but he has threatened to sue reviewers. Even (Streisand effect) this beauty, thereby surely becoming the first person to be described as having been convicted of bestiality to ensure he can't sue the accuser for libel.

(They added the petting zoo bit after being accused of libel and it isn't libel if it's obviously a joke ... and the rest of the review wasn't enough apparently.)
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2016, 16:59 Quboid
 
From the Source Engine and that era, I understood HDR to be adjusting the image to simulate our eyes adjusting to light: making dark scenes have more visible detail (with light areas being washed out) and light scenes have more contrast and vibrancy (with detail in dark areas being almost indistinguishable).

1) Is this even correct for 3D engines?
2) How does this apply to hardware (and its firmware/OS/etc)? Do they apply a filter to the rendered 2D image and if so, does that affect image quality?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 8, 2016, 16:23 Quboid
 
There has been dodgy journalism revealed under the banner of Gamergate and maybe something there wouldn't have come out anyway. I think some journos had forgotten that they're not just hobbyists with contacts. This could have been done without embarrassing gaming and reaffirming the stereotypes about gamers, and their achievements seem to be more about justifying their existence than changing journalism. (Edit: to be fair, it takes two to tango and I don't mean to imply that they must let criticism go unanswered. Refuting this post does not prove me right.)

For a while I considered GG to be the Tea Party of gaming, now they've both merged into the alt-right. Breitbart was ahead of the curve, how depressing.

I have a bit of sympathy for some of the main anti-GG crowd but not much. Things like the Quinnspiracy were bullshit but usually they just seem like the opposite extreme.


I hate censorship and groupthink as much as anyone but telling people what they should or shouldn't put in their game or review or essay seems a bit messed up.

Told by the sort of person who would describe themselves as "a supporter of free speech and expression", no less. Gotta love the old "shut up because free speech" argument.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
24. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2016, 12:24 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 11:29:
Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 09:47:
Regardless of whether the base accusation is true, that anyone would say that's "not [a] political hit piece" is the sort of believe-what-sounds-good nonsense that makes GamerGate such a waste of time.

And that's the part where politicians and the corrupt love you.

You trust this site.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
22. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 8, 2016, 09:47 Quboid
 
Both sides are awful, as I've said before, and pointing out that your opponents are as bad as you is a desperate defence.

GamerTics is a joke, right? It honestly could be a parody site. A news site with a politician as their logo and his slogan adapted as theirs, pathetic. They use his tactics too, truth-by-repetition and appealing to people's victim complexes, right down to depicting a white kid be yelled at by people who just happen to be of other races. Regardless of whether the base accusation is true, that anyone would say that's "not [a] political hit piece" is the sort of believe-what-sounds-good nonsense that makes GamerGate such a waste of time.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
96. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 7, 2016, 15:26 Quboid
 
Bundy wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 11:55:
I'm more curious why Derek hasn't shown the same vitriol to NMS. They outright lied about features they never came close to implementing. And lied about them weeks before release. They angered all the fanbase they'd build up. Why aren't they a target on your blog? Or Molyneaux for that matter. He's made a career of pulling this same crap. For decades now he's been running the scam and drawn the ire of every gamer who believed his shit. Where is your daily blog post and legal threats to him?

No one can fight everything at once and the thinner he spreads himself the less he can look into things. He's picking his battles.

There's less his technical knowledge can tell us regarding NMS/Molyneux. Before launch, we mostly get vague comments and optimism which experienced gamers can largely see through, but which are hard to definitively say are bullshit. After launch, there's nothing DS can tell us that everyone doesn't already know.

Why limit himself to SC, NMS and Molyneux? He should go after Ubisoft, Konami, corrupt politicians, religious extremists and world poverty ... or maybe only bite off what he can chew. Why keep going after getting his money back? At a guess because he thinks it's wrong that anyone can get away with this, regardless of whether it affects him anymore.

(I mean, it's obviously 90% ego but still, that 10% is justified IMHO.)

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News Comments > ARK Expansion Follow-up
27. Re: ARK Expansion Follow-up Sep 7, 2016, 10:57 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 7, 2016, 04:44:
That lawsuit shit is crazy. Dude leaves his company to start a new company. His wife stays at old company. He poaches employees, and violates non-compete clause, so she sues him and they settle for $40M? Which he actually had since Ark has been selling like hotcakes?

It's nuts. Are they still married?

EDIT: the dude sounds like a total douche.

Susan Stieglitz is a co-founder of Studio Wildcard, the company coincidentally (*ahem*) formed about the time he left Trendy. AFAIK she never worked at Trendy.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
62. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 5, 2016, 13:48 Quboid
 
Hey, I might always be high on myself but I'm only wrong most of the time.

'Virtually always', pffft!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
60. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 5, 2016, 12:36 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 5, 2016, 11:59:
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 5, 2016, 10:28:
dsmart wrote on Sep 5, 2016, 09:40:
I just came here to see who else thinks this is my fault.

ps: I called it almost a year ago. You're welcome.

Looks like you came around just to say "I told you so". Which is lame, since you were far from the first or only person to spot the warning signs.
DS is the Cutter of the shitty game developer club.

His technical analysis is interesting so he can give a perspective that few else in this debate can, I'll give him that (unlike Cutter, who embodies the Dunning Kruger effect). It's his ego that makes him second only to Chris Roberts in the list of people who are hard to trust; comments like 'After all this time of my raising the alarm, all of a sudden "everyone saw it coming"' display a level of self-importance that makes me question other things he's said.

For example, if he says something's impossible technically, does he mean it's actually impossible or does he mean he couldn't do it therefore it must be impossible? I can't tell because as this thread shows, with him it's all about him. (No one was blaming you Derek - because you didn't tell us much we didn't already know - but that didn't stop you making it about you. Congrats.)
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 4, 2016, 18:58 Quboid
 
Another thing holding me back (as well as price, lack of software) is the potential format war between the Rift and Vive. Not all software supports both and I'm not going to risk spending money if I could end up with the 'wrong' headset.

I want either a clear winner or, much better, 95%+ software to work on both. Hopefully the Rift getting motion controllers soon will help standardise games. Then we'll see if PS VR boosts the PC VR market, or marginalises it.

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News Comments > Saturday Patches
2. Re: Saturday Patches Sep 3, 2016, 17:20 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Sep 3, 2016, 17:16:
It was possible you could use up all available slots for waypoints on the galaxy map and be unable to set new waypoints. This is much better now.

How was that ever overlooked in a game that touted infinite exploration!

Also, they used "learnt" in a sentence.....wtf.

Hello Games are British, learnt is spelt correctly.
 
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