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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Master of Orion Adds Linux Support
2. Re: Master of Orion Adds Linux Support Apr 25, 2016, 16:18 Quboid
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 10:42:
Yes!

Have you played it? How is it shaping up?

From the videos I have seen, it is coming along well. Much more MOO2 than MOO3.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2016, 15:18 Quboid
 
I can easily understand people holding Kotaku in low regard but thinking they are unethical trash while considering One Angry Gamer to be worth reading is bizarre because the criticisms apply tenfold to them. It would be people spending half their time online complaining about over-sensitive people and the other half getting incredibly easily offended over minor stuff ... oh right.  
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News Comments > Judas TMed
3. Re: Judas TMed Apr 22, 2016, 13:27 Quboid
 
Maybe it's about Arnold Rimmer.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Apr 21, 2016, 22:47 Quboid
 
The number of famous people has presumably increased a lot continuously for a few decades so maybe 2016 isn't a bad year but a drop of things to come.

There's a cheery thought.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
44. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 19:23 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 18:59:
1badmf wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 18:54:
aww man i love a good flaming tennis match. wonder who won.

Blue. Blue always wins.

Being serious, I'd guess Blue loses most here. I can't imagine he enjoys deleting posts and I'm sorry I got dragged down and beaten with experience.

I think that's the first post I've ever had deleted. My account is 15 years old and it's finally lost its virginity.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: removed Apr 21, 2016, 18:29 Quboid
 
Sorry for contributing to bringing the tone down. I stand by what I said, but not how I said it.  
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News Comments > HITMAN Episode Two Trailer
8. Re: HITMAN Episode Two Trailer Apr 21, 2016, 11:36 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 11:16:
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 11:11:
Quboid wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 11:02:
I'd probably buy episode 1 now if it didn't have that always-online crap.
That sucks. I wasn't aware of the always online drm in this game.
Thanks for the heads up

Was that something added specifically for release? In the beta, you could stay offline...


Actually there is an offline mode, sorry for the wrong info.

It looks like you can play the mission offline. The extra challenges require you to be online and it maintains separate save files so you can't do a mission offline and then access the challenges.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN Episode Two Trailer
4. Re: HITMAN Episode Two Trailer Apr 21, 2016, 11:02 Quboid
 
Hitman (speaking calmly ftw!) is at its best when each mission can be taken on its own as much overarching plot detracts from the cold, dispassionate nature of 47 so going episodic isn't as bad here as it would be in many games. Changing it to episodic late in development is a worry, as is always-online DRM which apparently features single-player insta-kick if the connection drops a limited offline mode.

I'd probably buy episode 1 now if it didn't have that always-online crap.

(Edit: oops, there is an offline mode.)

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 18, 2016, 19:55 Quboid
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 19:29:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 16:44:
I have no issue with call people. The work should be either legal and regulated or at the least decriminalized. But it's not right that Nintendo is getting lambasted over this when it seems pretty obvious that a company trying to maintain a wholesome image wouldn't want their publicists secretly moonlighting as prostitutes.

Put that way, it doesn't make much sense to me. Employees who aren't moonlighting as call girls are probably having sex, too. What can you really prevent, or protect kids from? Becoming call girls, or having erections? It would be like firing someone if you found a picture of them smoking, drinking or not wearing their seat belt, except those would actually be setting bad examples.

Consensual sex can be much more of a scandal than 'only' putting lives at risk. It's messed up IMHO but Nintendo have to deal with public perception and employing someone who is also a sex worker looks bad.

I wonder who will be first to imply any woman working in the gaming industry is also a sex worker. I know who my money's on!

(Curious to know why Beamer thinks that's creepy. I agree.)
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Week
23. Re: Star Citizen Free Week Apr 18, 2016, 15:29 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 18, 2016, 15:19:
if CIG manages the funds in a reasonable way, then even with very low interest rates, they should have made a couple extra million just from storing the cash

I'll not get my hopes up
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 16:03 Quboid
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 15:00:
Finally, someone with some reading comprehension skills!

Reading more than the blurb; it's like a cheat code for the Internet.


hauled out by security, apparently.

Can't fault the guy for going out in style.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 14:53 Quboid
 
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 13:00:
Oh goodie...another rich, entitled prick telling those who actually -do- the work to stop bitching about long hours, poor pay and bad management.

HoSpanky wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 14:03:
So, the article is St. John saying "you should totally stop complaining that you're working insane hours, and not getting paid overtime for it, or anything at all, for that matter."

No, he's saying that if you don't like working for somebody else in bad conditions for little reward, you should do something about it other than whinge impotently - "I tell these people; quit, go make great games on your own, pursue your passion".

I don't agree with what he says (no, St. John, getting "rich accidentally" isn't an adequate comparison) it's very different from him telling people to shut up and making him more money. Pretty much the direct opposite, in fact.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2016, 00:01 Quboid
 
A record store is where the Guinness World Records people keep their master copy. Each year, the stored records are printed off for the next edition of the book.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2016, 22:44 Quboid
 
I'm not going to get my hopes up for a victory for free speech but I'm glad they're doing this. I can understand cynicism when it comes to Microsoft but it seems like a good thing.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 14, 2016, 19:33 Quboid
 
The 3D gimmick won't sell tickets, I wonder what he's going for next. VR? After all, cinemas are dead. DEAD!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2016, 14:36 Quboid
 
Congrats on the STD test results, Blue!

RedEye9, he got 2 years for violating probation. Killing 4 people got him 0 years.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Apr 11, 2016, 20:43 Quboid
 
I'm glad if Dirt Rally is doing well, it does away with the annoying X Games racing stuff and concentrates on being a good, fairly realistic rally game.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
23. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 18:25 Quboid
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 17:24:
Beamer wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 12:53:
That he put "gamers" in quotation marks means he's discussing a certain subset of gamers, and one anyone that's been in nearly any multiplayer game with voice capabilities knows.

No this is the same crap the gaming media did back during the height of the #gg crap. "We didn't mean all gamers just "gamers"." It's just as insulting and wrong.

"mexicans" are rapists
"muslims" are terrorists
"black people" are thieves

Don't call me a racist! Clearly some / a lot of people in those groups do act like that! That's why I put it in quotes.

The only way the quotes work like that is if you're criticizing the claim or people who make those claims, it's not the same if you're also one of the people making the claim.

I think Tachikoma is criticising these people's claim that they are the true gamers, that they speak for all of us. Those who treat gaming like an exclusive club and who harass perceived threats to this club and who will only accept criticism of games from other club members - so only people who like games are allowed to dislike games.

If that's the case, I can see where he's coming from but it is at best a clumsy, unhelpful and inconsiderate description.
 
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6. Re: etc. Apr 11, 2016, 15:08 Quboid
 
Seventyfive wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 13:40:
The dev's comment on it is basically trying to say "this is how it works in real life, you're just born one way and you don't get to pick what you identify with"... except we have a huge correlation issue. IRL my guess is that 99+% of people identify with their own gender. I have gay male friends who want to still be men, they just prefer other men. I have gay female friends who still want to be female, they just prefer females. It's very very very rare for someone to want to physically be the opposite sex. But for this new rust thing, you have a 50% chance of being the wrong gender.

This is both why I wouldn't implement this in a game I was making and why I find this interesting. I tend to pick or design characters to be my own race, gender and sexuality because although playing as anything else doesn't bother me, the self-insert fantasy is more convincing the more identifiable my avatar is.

(I don't see you comment on the design decision at all.)

I don't expect a few Internet forum posts to be a representative sample of the community, that just looks like shoddy journalism. There are a few people who appear very upset in an amusing and depressing sort of way but I wouldn't assume the Rust community is any worse than others.

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