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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 17, 2017, 10:01 Muscular Beaver
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 09:44:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 07:49:
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 07:23:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 06:45:
This politicization of even the gaming sector now... wow...
Ive called people "fags" and whatnot if I was angry getting killed all the time in a game. So what? That doesnt mean I hate gay people or actually would want to smash that guys head in.

It says a lot about you that it's the word you go to, and whether you mean it or not doesn't matter, because how does anyone on the receiving end know how you intend it?
Because its just a word and you try to press a meaning into it. There was a nice South Park episode about that very word too, which you obviously havent watched.
When someone is mad about something, many things exit their mouths which they actually dont mean.
You as an experienced human with more than 30 years of life should know that. But you dont. That actually means that something is wrong with you.

I mean thoughts like yours are becoming a real epidemic.
Yesterday I played a game and "insulted" someone as a "fucking hippie", actually followed by a laugh, because he just escaped me and had an in game character that is modeled as a hippie from the 70s. He completely ticked out, insulted me and threatened me, tried to push me into a political corner, because he thought I meant it personally. But I was just playing my character.
So you think thats normal behavior?

I have watched it. I actually reference it frequently around my girlfriend, who doesn't think Harleys are the worst thing ever.

Hardly matters what it means to you, or the straight guys on South Park. Matters why you use it when there are so many other words, and the damage you're clearly trying to do with it. Sorry, I don't think people say things they don't mean when they're angry. If that's the case, maybe Mel Gibson isn't antisemitic, despite having numerous, repeated angry outburst of such. It's the first word that comes to your mind, and that does mean something.

No, I don't your anecdote is normal, in that I also don't think it happens often. Nor do I think you can compare "fucking hippie," which someone choses to be, with "fag," which someone doesn't and people are still constantly persecuted, in this country, for, which the President jokes the Vice President wants to lynch, which the Vice President openly considers a medical disease that should be cured, which a still significant chunk of America feels should have fewer freedoms.

Part of the problem with the gaming community is how often people want to throw these terms out to deliberately do damage to someone else, then claim it doesn't make them bad because they didn't truly mean it. You truly meant to hurt that person verbally. You chose that word. You are not a bad person overall, but you absolutely did something really shitty, and you're laughing about it as if it's not a big deal, but you chose something intentionally to hurt someone that actually hurts many people beyond that one person.

Yet you still havent grasped what it was about.
I havent done any damage with it. Thats the point. And you fell for it. I have never called anyone a fag in their face or via chat or voice chat. I have called them that just like Pewdiepie did (minus the audience). And you go ballistic over it, because you havent grasped the topic.

You just proved exactly what I was talking about. You cause problems where there are none.
Also when I vent I prevent damage to myself. Not everyone can swallow and swallow and swallow without ever letting it out. Thats simple psychology, which I actually get explained every day by [b]my[/b] girlfriend.
Some people let it out into the face of others. So what? I can deal with an angry gamer going ballistic over BS. Who cant? Only people who are very insecure, which is a problem in their whole life and they should get professional help to get it fixed or they will have far more serious problems outside of games.

I am talking about the general problem that people take things like those far too seriously, yet you just care about attacking me and blowing it out of proportions (using a totally irrelevant example to this topic) and just got served.
And yes, it happens just like that very often. I just explained why. But if they want to make that normal and former normal people their enemy, an enemy of the society, then that goes too far. Just because someone else is too weak, we should make everyone who might slip out an insult, a Nazi, homophobe, racist, whatever? WTF?
I could go out of topic now too and make your hypocrisy obvious, but that would be just that: Off topic.
People who know what you said before about a similar topic have seen your hypocrisy now.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 17, 2017, 07:49 Muscular Beaver
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 07:23:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 17, 2017, 06:45:
This politicization of even the gaming sector now... wow...
Ive called people "fags" and whatnot if I was angry getting killed all the time in a game. So what? That doesnt mean I hate gay people or actually would want to smash that guys head in.

It says a lot about you that it's the word you go to, and whether you mean it or not doesn't matter, because how does anyone on the receiving end know how you intend it?
Because its just a word and you try to press a meaning into it. There was a nice South Park episode about that very word too, which you obviously havent watched.
When someone is mad about something, many things exit their mouths which they actually dont mean.
You as an experienced human with more than 30 years of life should know that. But you dont. That actually means that something is wrong with you.

I mean thoughts like yours are becoming a real epidemic.
Yesterday I played a game and "insulted" someone as a "fucking hippie", actually followed by a laugh, because he just escaped me and had an in game character that is modeled as a hippie from the 70s. He completely ticked out, insulted me and threatened me, tried to push me into a political corner, because he thought I meant it personally. But I was just playing my character.
So you think thats normal behavior?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 17, 2017, 06:45 Muscular Beaver
 
This politicization of even the gaming sector now... wow...
Ive called people "fags" and whatnot if I was angry getting killed all the time in a game. So what? That doesnt mean I hate gay people or actually would want to smash that guys head in.

This "over-PC" is getting out of hand. You cant make jokes anymore without fearing making a tiny mistake and angering someone, you cant vent without getting judged for it. You always anger someone when making a joke! Can you imagine where this will lead, if everyone feels attacked like that and goes public with it? Can you imagine what happens when people cant vent anymore?
WTF, seriously guys, think where this is heading!
 
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News Comments > Will Lawbreakers Go Free-to-Play?
27. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2017, 16:50 Muscular Beaver
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 12:17:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 05:57:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 03:11:
WaltC wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 23:10:
the U4 Engine might amount to something besides a lukewarm tech demo and low-budget game engine--who knows?

What planet are you living on?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games#Unreal_Engine_4

Huge AAA titles are using that engine, along with the most successful multiplayer game ever released on Steam (PUBG)..

I don't know how this equates to a "lukewarm tech demo and low-budget game engine".

Japanese developers who mainly did all of their engine work in-house historically have adopted it like no other. Pretty much all the AAA fighting games coming from there are using it. Square Enix is making the next Kingdom Hearts game with it, and the Final Fantasy 7 remake. Shenmue 3 will be using it.

It is a highly flexible and beautiful looking engine, and tech demos for new graphics technologies frequently use this engine to showcase what is in store for future generation GPU technology.

Examples:

UE4 using VXGI rendering techniques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSzmngTbtw

Photo-realistic rendering in UE4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb7k9pCQTo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXouFfqSfxg

Now that I think about it.. I think we've had this conversation before. It is beyond crazy to describe UE4 this way, but it would seem you do not understand at all what it is.

Well, hes kinda right. More games than not, have huge issues optimizing UE4 or getting as good graphics out of it as in demos. Even PUBG struggles still.
All UE4 games I have played in the past 2 years have had massive performance issues.
As for being low budget... since when do AAA developers (publishers) not try to save money?

Please name a 3d engine that is as flexible and large-scale as epic's that does *not* have performance issues in games. Cryengine? Unity? Frostbite? Crystal Tools? Source/2? Creation/whatever the fuck Bethesda calls it now? Bungie's engine? RAGE? (Both rockstar's and id's.. carmack is an engine God and still the engine had tremendous issues with certain stuff) They've all got their upsides and downsides, as they are doing a tremendous amount of complicated shit to make sure things are running smoothly. UE4 isn't worse or better than any of them, just has it's low and high points like the rest. Trying something new (pubg, rust, star citizen, etc..) with an engine that you have not specifically created to tackle the rendering and gameplay pipeline that you are laying, can lead to massive performance issues. It's just the nature of the beast. That you are able to craft these (and many other) gameplay experiences at all from engines that were not specifically created to jump the hurdles you are putting in place for them, is a testament to the flexibility of these modern engines, but there will most certainly be performance issues still on some level. Blizzard makes their own engines in-house for this very reason, and specialises them for each game. Not every dev has Blizzard money though, and even blizz has performance issues with their shit.

Tell me which engines don't have issues? If literally "all ue4 games in the past 2 years" have had " massive performance issues" for you, I'd start to wonder if you're having local issues or only playing the more ambitious fringe games that push it to the limit. Games like everspace Tekken 7, and many others using ue4 have run perfectly on my system since day 1.

Its just a fact. Engines on other games dont have issues like those.
And no, its not my system, if its documented everywhere on forums.
But nice try.
 
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News Comments > Will Lawbreakers Go Free-to-Play?
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 15, 2017, 05:57 Muscular Beaver
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 03:11:
WaltC wrote on Oct 14, 2017, 23:10:
the U4 Engine might amount to something besides a lukewarm tech demo and low-budget game engine--who knows?

What planet are you living on?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unreal_Engine_games#Unreal_Engine_4

Huge AAA titles are using that engine, along with the most successful multiplayer game ever released on Steam (PUBG)..

I don't know how this equates to a "lukewarm tech demo and low-budget game engine".

Japanese developers who mainly did all of their engine work in-house historically have adopted it like no other. Pretty much all the AAA fighting games coming from there are using it. Square Enix is making the next Kingdom Hearts game with it, and the Final Fantasy 7 remake. Shenmue 3 will be using it.

It is a highly flexible and beautiful looking engine, and tech demos for new graphics technologies frequently use this engine to showcase what is in store for future generation GPU technology.

Examples:

UE4 using VXGI rendering techniques:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSzmngTbtw

Photo-realistic rendering in UE4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTb7k9pCQTo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXouFfqSfxg

Now that I think about it.. I think we've had this conversation before. It is beyond crazy to describe UE4 this way, but it would seem you do not understand at all what it is.

Well, hes kinda right. More games than not, have huge issues optimizing UE4 or getting as good graphics out of it as in demos. Even PUBG struggles still.
All UE4 games I have played in the past 2 years have had massive performance issues.
As for being low budget... since when do AAA developers (publishers) not try to save money?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback
4. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Incorporating Beta Feedback Oct 13, 2017, 11:46 Muscular Beaver
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 13, 2017, 11:03:
I'll grab this for the SP campaign when it hits $10. Looking at how fast the price of the original game crumbled, it shouldn't take too long. Maybe I'll even wait for it to hit Access, subscribe for a month, play the campaign, unsusbscribe.

The multiplayer is the same dumbed down microtransaction-riddled casual garbagefest as the first part so zero fucks given about that part of the game.
I sure as hell wont install Origin for just the SP part of this game.
 
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News Comments > The Orange Box Turns 10
9. Re: The Orange Box Turns 10 Oct 11, 2017, 10:13 Muscular Beaver
 
subx wrote on Oct 11, 2017, 04:34:
I quit playing team fortress 17 years ago.

Who says the games industry has stagnated?
Yeah well... I bought the Orange Box mainly because of Team Fortress 2, but quickly noticed that it wasnt nearly as good as TFC.
I played TFC for almost a decade and still laughed my ass off every day, because of funny situations, made possible due to its design. While in TF2 all the humor came solely from the graphics design, which only lasted a few hours. Its gameplay was far inferior, because it got dumbed down massively.
Never understood how it got that popular.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
32. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 9, 2017, 17:46 Muscular Beaver
 
So some people complained that that slogan sounded like Trump and his supporters are all Nazis, and the media (and enough idiots who fall for it) spins it into #NaziLivesMatter.
Yep. A good example how our society works nowadays. Going backwards in time, aiming for that missed 1984, obviously.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players
10. Re: Fortnite Passes 7 Million Players Oct 5, 2017, 13:42 Muscular Beaver
 
Is it just me or does this game look and feel like WoW in F2P mode for a mobile device?
Even these stupid presents and "free" stuff you get, is exactly the same as you know it from mobile device games.
That alone causes me to avoid this game. I feel so fucking insulted by games like those.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 3, 2017, 07:57 Muscular Beaver
 
Interesting, these 2 articles about fake news. I was there from the start and read all "news" and rumors from questionable sources, but not once did I read what they claim to be such a huge deal.

Then I read on one of those articles that Sputnik is a "Russian propaganda site", while citing 2 articles from them. Too bad those 2 articles only cited Reuters and other "credible" sources.

lol... this is getting ridiculous to a point where I think Orwell handed them a manual...
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 30, 2017, 12:11 Muscular Beaver
 
NicklePop wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 16:21:
Because anti-fascists are the actual fascists lol...

"Liberals" who are anything but require thought assimilation, or you're "racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe" (etc, etc)

It is 1000 times more scary seeing them "protest" and actually talking, if youre stupid enough to try a discussion with them, than Trump.
They make their real mentality very obvious, yet democrats, the media, and other neoliberals at least tolerate them, but also try to make their mentality mainstream.
George Orwell is rotating in his grave.
 
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
48. Re: Intel's Sep 26, 2017, 17:18 Muscular Beaver
 
theglaze wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 03:05:
Wetworks wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 21:31:
especially with newer games taking advantage of more cores and threads

I've been hearing that since they introduced quads, and the fact is still only a minority of titles even make use of 4 cores.

And for a minority of streamers broadcasting the latest whatever, I bet a 8700k is dope!
2 more cores wont be that much better for streamers.
8-10 needed there. Or even more, if you can afford it.
 
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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
7. Re: Intel's Sep 25, 2017, 12:13 Muscular Beaver
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 25, 2017, 12:06:
Rofl, the I7 7700 still is king when it comes to games, many benchmarks I have seen prove it. And it is A LOT cheaper!
Well, this CPU has a lower frequency, so of course its slower in games. But who in their right mind doesnt overclock to 4.5+ GHz anyway?
7700k vs. 8700k is a $10 difference...
Its just that you have to deal with new mainboards and their always unstable firmwares again, even though not much has changed since Z170.

I would get a 8700k in a heartbeat, but I am just sick of changing my mainboard again. Not because its too expensive, but its far too much work getting the overclock working again and waiting for a working firmware, for not that much more performance.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
39. Re: New AMD Drivers Support Dual Vega GPUs Sep 25, 2017, 11:11 Muscular Beaver
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 24, 2017, 21:06:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 21:11:
Alamar wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:35:
Did PUBG do anything original? Serious question... No interest in it, and didn't even know Fortnite had a Battle Royale mode, which as a game concept has been around since what, the first generation of shooters?
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Battle Royale is pretty new. And the guy who created PUBG was pretty much the father of it. So no, theres not much new in it, except some details. But why should it be a concern, if that guy invented that game type anyway? He knew what the other games/mods lacked and he made it better. He succeeded like a boss.

Lol, Battle Royale is not new, as a gameplay mode it's existed in countless games, mods, and other things way before PUBG. There's even a Japanese movie made in 2000 that is the inspiration for most of these games. It's only recently become so popular because the a popular developer finally came up with a combination of mechanics (scavenging, open world) that appeals to a large amount of people. Nothing in PUBG is really new, and the developer certainly didn't create the genre, though I do give him credit for HOW he's made the game.
Nope sorry. Its pretty new. The first one was a DayZ/Arma 2 mod. That is pretty new as a genre.
And yes he created the genre. The others werent called battle royale and they lacked important parts of what defines battle royale. Its that simple
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
33. Re: New AMD Drivers Support Dual Vega GPUs Sep 22, 2017, 21:11 Muscular Beaver
 
Alamar wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 11:35:
Did PUBG do anything original? Serious question... No interest in it, and didn't even know Fortnite had a Battle Royale mode, which as a game concept has been around since what, the first generation of shooters?
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Battle Royale is pretty new. And the guy who created PUBG was pretty much the father of it. So no, theres not much new in it, except some details. But why should it be a concern, if that guy invented that game type anyway? He knew what the other games/mods lacked and he made it better. He succeeded like a boss.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Trailer
2. Re: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Trailer Sep 19, 2017, 14:12 Muscular Beaver
 
That is the most pathetic launch trailer I have seen in a long time.
Their announcement trailer was much better.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 16, 2017, 11:20 Muscular Beaver
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 21:17:
poor youtube tubbies, can't make any money playing games all day.

Your envy is showing.
With that attitude you would need to also be against any other entertainers or any people who have a job that is also their hobby.
 
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News Comments > Wild West Online Closed Alpha
8. Re: Wild West Online Closed Alpha Sep 15, 2017, 21:07 Muscular Beaver
 
Moog wrote on Sep 15, 2017, 15:51:
As much as I'd love a Western MMO, I'll be avoiding this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDY6z2W-qjQ
Looked interesting, until I saw that video.
Thanks for probably saving me some headache.
 
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News Comments > Dead by Daylight Free Weekend
1. Re: Dead by Daylight Free Weekend Sep 15, 2017, 07:19 Muscular Beaver
 
Another one with a chainsaw?
No wonder they need to put it on free and 50% lower again, with all their bugs from 1.5 years ago and still horrible balance. Not to mention the bad gameplay design that literally promotes griefing and exploiting and the incompetent developers that always promise to do something about all that, but never do and instead make it worse with every patch. Most likely because they know how their game attracts toxic people and they would lose a huge chunk of their player base, if they would remove those griefing options or would ban people exploiting and ruining the game for honest people.

Games and devs like these, when looking at their player count, really let me lose faith in humanity.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free
5. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Season Pass for Free Sep 13, 2017, 11:27 Muscular Beaver
 
It really was fun for the first 2 hours. Then you realized how bad it really is and youve only been playing it for that long because its Star Wars.
Ive never played an open Beta that shortly.
 
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