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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 11, 2018, 09:46 Parallax Abstraction
 
MrRadicalEd wrote on Dec 11, 2018, 09:21:
This virtue signaling is getting old.

PewDiePie is a Death Note fan. Him liking Death Note videos does not equate to these weak links obviously meant to smear his name

The article does a poor job breaking down these "offenses" - and obviously reads like note being passed around in class.

In other words, status quo for The Verge and other Vox Media properties (said as someone with no love whatsoever for PewDiePie.)
 
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News Comments > NoClip's Half-Life Documentary
5. Re: NoClip's Half-Life Documentary Dec 11, 2018, 09:44 Parallax Abstraction
 
Those of you who have attention spans will probably find a lot to like about this, if you're into Half-Life. They don't talk to Valve because Valve straight up ignored their repeated requests but there's a ton of great history here from people in the know. I'm not the biggest fan of Danny O'Dwyer but the guy can craft a damn fine documentary.  
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News Comments > DUSK Dawns
2. Re: DUSK Dawns Dec 11, 2018, 09:43 Parallax Abstraction
 
Really want to stream and cover this. Shame Dave Oshry, who runs publisher New Blood Interactive, is a total shitbag. I accidentally misspelled his name when requesting preview code a while back and he proceeded to post the e-mail on Twitter and have a bunch of his fanboys hurl garbage at me for it. He uses this image to portray his company as "punk rock" and bucking the system where really, it's just his cover for being an asshole. There's few companies I refuse to support just because someone there's a dick but this guy bases his whole organisation around it. Not someone I'm giving my money to.  
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News Comments > Darksiders III Released
7. Re: Darksiders III Released Nov 28, 2018, 10:22 Parallax Abstraction
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 28, 2018, 09:36:
wrlwnd wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 23:31:
Reviews on steam don't look too good.

That's a shame. Was hoping it would be as good as the other two.

Considering it was made by some second-rate studio who bought up the IP for peanuts, there was never any expectation this would be a particularly good game.

It was made by Gunfire Games, which is comprised mostly of staff from Vigil Games, the original Darksiders developers.

A friend of mine is a HUGE Darksiders fan and has beaten the first two games multiple times. He says he's enjoying this one quite a bit so far but they definitely did change a lot. But he also doesn't like a lot of what they added in the second game, much of which was at the old THQ's insistence because "people like those open world games."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 20, 2018, 13:54 Parallax Abstraction
 
dubfanatic wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 17:46:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 11:12:
Could it be that the demand for $1k+ phones is diminishing?


It's getting increasingly difficult to justify buying a new smartphone every year or two when the improvements are so small and/or gimmicky. At this point, the main driver for smartphone upgrades seems to be degradation of the battery.

Yep. I had a OnePlus 3T that I just upgraded to a 6T but only because I bought a comprehensive extended warranty on the 3T and the battery was wearing early and the Bluetooth was acting weird. OnePlus didn't have any 3Ts left so I got my purchase refunded to cover the warranty and bought a 6T. If the battery and BT issues weren't there, I'd still be happily using my 3T. It ran perfectly otherwise and is slated to get Android P at some point. If it was out of warranty, I could have bought a replacement OEM battery from OnePlus for $50 and had them install it for me or taken it somewhere.

The 6T is gorgeous and I love it but if the upgrade hadn't been 90% subsidised, I wouldn't even have considered it. Mobile gaming is 90% garbage, I don't watch movies on the go and most of the pictures I take are of my dog and cat. It's basically an e-mail, Twitter, web and podcast device for me.

Most of my nerdy friends are on phones that are even older and if they do upgrade, it's usually not to a flagship model but a mid-line one cause they're like "All the flagship stuff is a waste of money." Phones are becoming commodities, just like computers. The days of selling out $1,000+ devices for months on old are long over.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski: "I am NEVER making another game"
14. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 11:13 Parallax Abstraction
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:54:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:41:
I will give him kudos for supporting his devs, apparently out of his own pocket. That's quality.

I would think that would actually be, you know, the law? Those people who worked for him should actually thank him for paying them a salary? Oh geez thanks boss for paying me, I mean you really didn't have to. Rolleyes

When the company has gone under, he actually doesn't have to. They worked for the company, not for him and when the company's out of money, that's where his obligation ends. While it's sad that a millionaire owner paying people who his bad decisions screwed over out of his own pocket is the exception and not the rule, credit where it's due.

That said, when the studio folded, a lot of employees found out about it from him on Twitter, in the announcement that he made almost entirely about him instead of his staff. And even in this response, he's self-aggrandizing about paying the staff from his own pocket. Good on you for doing that but you're getting some online hate on a platform full of it and where you frankly, actively encourage it. But you're still a millionaire, living in a mansion with a Lamborghini in the garage, while at least some of your former employees are probably struggling to pay bills right now. Please don't act like your bruised ego is the most important thing here.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name?
11. Re: Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name? Oct 5, 2018, 17:00 Parallax Abstraction
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 15:17:
I would generally take a different view. Would Overload ever have happened without Descent Underground's successful Kickstarter? Where were the original creators of Descent before that?
They had more than a decade to snag the license and crank out sequel after sequel but they didn't. You want to blame WingMan & co. for that? Dafuq?

The original creators of Descent were running Volition and Reactor Zero. Mike Kulas left Volition when it was clear the writing was on the wall for THQ and got the band back together to form Revival Productions. Of course they didn't secure the Descent brand beforehand, they were doing other things and weren't going to spend a pile of their own money on an IP they couldn't do anything with at the time.

Unimpressed as I am with Underground at this point, I don't take the line that they stole the IP, name or anyone's money. If anything, this project seems just more mismanaged to me than any kind of scam. But Overload didn't get the Descent name because the Revival Productions team were lazy, it was just the timing of it. And they've said to me directly that while it would have been nice to have the original name, they don't think lacking it has done much harm to Overload one way or the other.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name?
3. Re: Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name? Oct 5, 2018, 11:31 Parallax Abstraction
 
After the excellent Overload (which was made by actual Descent devs) was Kickstarted, developed and released in the time this thing has been in testing and still remains more or less a mess, I'm not supremely confident. Always love more 6DOF stuff but I've had press access to this for a long time and yeah, it's got a LONG way to go and Overload has set a high bar.  
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News Comments > MudRunner 2 Announced
3. Re: MudRunner 2 Announced Aug 21, 2018, 13:59 Parallax Abstraction
 
ooVee was the publisher than was away with the original Spintires IP. The developer of the game went to work for Saber Interactive and they're the ones putting out the MudRunner games with Focus.

The first MudRunner had a bunch of new content and features like Steam Workshop support that the developer wanted to put in the original game and couldn't because of ooVee but that said, it didn't improve a ton and did feel more like an update. I'm hoping this comes with a ton of all-new content, as well as some engine enhancements.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2018, 23:48 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 11:26:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 15, 2018, 11:16:
Fact-check links from Wikipedia

Well, this is off to a good start.

How frequently do you think Wikipedia is wrong, relative to literally any other site?
Can you cite an article that's currently incorrect?

I don't have time to go digging up one for you right now but there have been many I've seen over the years, particularly ones on current events or hot political topics, that often have constant edit wars going on.

There's a reason the majority of educational institutions will not accept Wikipedia as a valid source on academic papers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 15, 2018, 11:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
Fact-check links from Wikipedia

Well, this is off to a good start.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash
14. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 12:40 Parallax Abstraction
 
I don't know how VG 24/7 is still a thing. It's a bad site full of generally weak writers who most of the time, just regurgitate press releases. I don't know anyone who reads them. And now they're actively shunning advertisers over a tweet that was at worst, in poor taste. I don't think anyone will even notice when they go away.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
29. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 11, 2018, 12:46 Parallax Abstraction
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 19:55:
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 10:54:
“The whole thing was highly unprofessional,” she continued. “There was zero reason for him to be there. He wanted to vent his anger, and he had the power to command a woman to stand there while he took his feelings out on her, so he did. Then he walked out, [the manager] got my stuff from my desk and the HR person asked for my key card.”

Wow, this moron just plays the gender victimhood card at every opportunity. Unreal.

Yes, you pissed off customers on social media for no reason and he "mansplained" that you were fired for being a fucking idiot. Let us rise up against male oppression!

Who is the moron in this thread, not her! The number of asshats that play these games is phenominal and she unfortunately ran into a major asshat. She was completely right, management folded. Looks like the asshats are in charge at Arenanet. Fat change I will ever buy one of their games again!

I can't tell if you're trolling or are just that monumentally ignorant of the actual facts of this situation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
4. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 10, 2018, 10:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
If there is any chance of an article's comments being anything less than an echo chamber, Polygon will tend to just disable them.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 10, 2018, 09:56 Parallax Abstraction
 
Person with long history of toxicity continues to believe it's everyone else's fault. Shocker. I guarantee you this incident alone isn't what got her fired and that she was probably talked to about her public behaviour multiple times before.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat
25. Re: Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat Jul 6, 2018, 14:33 Parallax Abstraction
 
The person who was fired has a long and well-documented history of being extremely and publicly toxic (see her openly celebrating the death of TotalBiscuit for only one example.) I suspect this was just the last straw for ArenaNet, especially since she went off on a massive community advocate for their product.

And yet, an army of devs and the press are lining up to defend her and cite this at the latest example of how women are oppressed in gaming and how this was "just a misunderstanding." Bullshit. If the genders in this situation were reversed, this same army of people would be actively trying to destroy their career. The double standards and hypocrisy are bright as the sun here. If you're a piece of shit when representing your employer (especially for as long as she has been), you get what's coming to you, I don't care who you are or what gender you are.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 4, 2018, 09:09 Parallax Abstraction
 
With there was one word less in that headline.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed
19. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Jun 19, 2018, 22:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
Do it right, not fast.  
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News Comments > Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater
7. Re: Tripwire Enters Publishing; Announces Maneater Jun 13, 2018, 10:34 Parallax Abstraction
 
FYI Blue, they're publishing Road Redemption, not Road Rage. Road Rage is a very different, very worse thing.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 8, 2018, 09:49 Parallax Abstraction
 
itch.io should take a look at what's in their own house before they start criticizing others.  
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