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Re: Quoteworthy
Apr 13, 2024, 23:09
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Re: Quoteworthy Apr 13, 2024, 23:09
Apr 13, 2024, 23:09
 
The Pyro wrote on Apr 13, 2024, 18:40:
I binged it. They nailed Fallout from start to finish. And while I'm sure they retconned a bit here and there, there was so much attention to detail that I don't see how you could claim they were anything but massive Fallout fans. The characters, the humor, the twists - the insanity, the gore - all classic Fallout.

Agreed. It surpassed all of my expectations. They managed to be painstakingly faithful to the games in every conceivable way, while also telling a story that could only work as a TV series.
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Re: Fallout 4 Update Plans
Apr 12, 2024, 07:12
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Re: Fallout 4 Update Plans Apr 12, 2024, 07:12
Apr 12, 2024, 07:12
 
Prez wrote on Apr 12, 2024, 06:15:
Bethesda is one of the most mod-friendly publishers out there. They need modders to finish their games for them so they wouldn't be trying to break the mods.

I don't seriously think Bethesda is trying to deliberately break mods with this update - I'm just saying it couldn't have come at a worse time for Team FOLON.

I'm also a little irritated that this update includes features that could and should have been added many years ago. The only reason they're doing it now, it seems, is so they can remind people that the game exists while the TV show's hype is peaking.
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Re: Fallout 4 Update Plans
Apr 12, 2024, 00:30
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Re: Fallout 4 Update Plans Apr 12, 2024, 00:30
Apr 12, 2024, 00:30
 
This will release only 2 days after the Fallout London mod. Is Bethesda trying to break them?
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 6, 2024, 01:48
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Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2024, 01:48
Apr 6, 2024, 01:48
 
Prez wrote on Apr 5, 2024, 22:18:
YouTube vids are for general consumption. If I watch a video on YouTube and I learn something I didn't know before that may help me make more money in my career, did I violate the rules? Do the rules make a distinction between a human learning something and a machine learning something?

Machine learning is nothing like human learning at all. OpenAI doesn't learn, it appropriates and launders.
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Re: Battlefield V Anti-Cheat Update This Week
Apr 1, 2024, 00:20
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Re: Battlefield V Anti-Cheat Update This Week Apr 1, 2024, 00:20
Apr 1, 2024, 00:20
 
This might actually make me reinstall BFV (if it actually works). It was the rampant cheating that made me quit. Otherwise, it's a really fun game.
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Re: On Dragon's Dogma 2 Bugs, Frame Rate, and Microtransactions
Mar 23, 2024, 02:49
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Re: On Dragon's Dogma 2 Bugs, Frame Rate, and Microtransactions Mar 23, 2024, 02:49
Mar 23, 2024, 02:49
 
I'm having a great time so far. No temptation whatsoever to pay for any MTX (It's all attainable in-game without even trying), and framerate is good apart from a slight dip in densely populated cities - though I'm running it on a Ryzen 9 5900X with a RTX-4090, so I'd be gobsmacked if it *didn't* run okay.
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Re: OotB: On the air
Mar 19, 2024, 03:43
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Re: OotB: On the air Mar 19, 2024, 03:43
Mar 19, 2024, 03:43
 
I felt Masters of the Air was a disappointment. It lacked the nuance of BoB and The Pacific, seemed to go out of its way to justify the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, and felt very pro-American and pro-war in general.

Whereas The Pacific did an excellent job of showing the humanity and inhumanity found in both sides of the conflict (including the inhumanity of the Americans and the humanity of the Japanese), MotA painted the Americans as basically noble and brave, and the Germans as basically monstrous. Even our brief glimpse of German civilians suffering after a night-raid (by the RAF, not the USAF), quickly turned into an almost zombie-film like horror show as they took their anger out on captured American aircrew.
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Re: Classic Marathon Announced
Mar 18, 2024, 06:55
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Re: Classic Marathon Announced Mar 18, 2024, 06:55
Mar 18, 2024, 06:55
 
LostDog wrote on Mar 18, 2024, 01:21:

<sigh>
No one else has said it...

Frog blast the vent core!

::ka-click::
God will sort the dead.
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Re: Squirrel with a Gun Announced
Mar 15, 2024, 23:16
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Re: Squirrel with a Gun Announced Mar 15, 2024, 23:16
Mar 15, 2024, 23:16
 
I can't wait to see Jonathan Ferguson, Keeper of Firearms and Artillery at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, react to this.
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Re: Palworld Passes 25M Players
Feb 22, 2024, 23:21
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Re: Palworld Passes 25M Players Feb 22, 2024, 23:21
Feb 22, 2024, 23:21
 
And yet nobody I know is playing or even talking about it?
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Re: Riot Games Layoffs
Jan 22, 2024, 21:50
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Re: Riot Games Layoffs Jan 22, 2024, 21:50
Jan 22, 2024, 21:50
 
"As CEO, I’m accountable" says the guy worth $30 million who fired 530 people for doing their job while keeping his own.
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Re: Palworld Sells 2M in 24 Hours; Addresses Connection Issues
Jan 21, 2024, 00:08
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Re: Palworld Sells 2M in 24 Hours; Addresses Connection Issues Jan 21, 2024, 00:08
Jan 21, 2024, 00:08
 
It's looking more and more probable that this game is little more than an asset-flip that relies heavily on AI-generated content.

From that ^ article:
"One of the Pocketpair CEO’s X posts from 2022 discussed how he believed generative AI tools could one day be sophisticated enough to avoid copyright issues. In another potentially more damning post from 2021, Mizobe showed how AI could be used to generate new Pokémon designs."

It doesn't help that they're claiming nearly all of the 'Pals' were designed by a single person who just graduated, and no-one's seen any actual concept art for the game.
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Re: Palworld Sells 1M in Eight Hours
Jan 20, 2024, 03:18
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Re: Palworld Sells 1M in Eight Hours Jan 20, 2024, 03:18
Jan 20, 2024, 03:18
 
Stay clear. The CEO of Pocket Pair (the studio behind Palworld) is heavily into generative AI, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams
Jan 17, 2024, 22:36
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Re: Subscriptions, Clouds, & Streams Jan 17, 2024, 22:36
Jan 17, 2024, 22:36
 
Jim wrote on Jan 17, 2024, 16:33:
I've never understood how external developers make money from subscription services. Just seems like it would gut their paying customer base.

I suspect some find the slow income trickle reassuring during long production cycles.
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal
Jan 10, 2024, 10:11
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal Jan 10, 2024, 10:11
Jan 10, 2024, 10:11
 
Prez wrote on Jan 10, 2024, 07:34:
I'm sure that companies that made harnesses or built carriages or raised horses didn't like the idea of these 'automobiles' and told people not to give in to the pressure to buy them and keep using their horse-driven buggies. That feels like the same thing that you are preaching here.

We're not just talking about jobs, we're talking about taking the human element out of the arts. I don't think there's a real historical precedent for this. Many of the visual artists opposed to generative AI (such as myself) started as traditional artists (pencil/paint) and moved to digital tools. We're not opposed to new technology, and we actually love software that automates the more mundane or tedious parts of creative work. But that's not what generative AI does - it bypasses the human element of art: The story, the character, the emotion, the action, and how to convey that through line, shape, composition, light and shadow.

It cannot go away. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube as they say. The technology is barely even in its infancy yet; more like still a fetus, but there is absolutely no stopping it. That creates a lot of problems, but it creates a lot of opportunities too. The potential problems it creates go far beyond whether voice actors will still be working in a few years. I am not celebrating this at all trust me, but in 10 years things are going to look very different I think and for many more people than just actors. Be all doom and gloom if you want (you'll fit in great here) but if I have learned anything it's that progress does not stop, and it doesn't wait for you to come to terms with it. And I can assure you, I am not making any money from it and I would prefer those who will be making money off it weren't.

History is full of technologies that have been restricted and regulated, and sometimes outright banned because it was decided that the costs outweighed the benefits. We, as consumers, need to make it clear that we want our art to be made by humans. I'm not being "doom and gloom", I'm actually trying to hold on to the hope that we can still turn this around.
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal
Jan 10, 2024, 04:51
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal Jan 10, 2024, 04:51
Jan 10, 2024, 04:51
 
Razumen wrote on Jan 10, 2024, 03:40:
Anyways, this is good news overall. This technology isn't going away, and it's better for VA's to have some sort of handle on it sooner rather than later.
The people telling you that this technology "isn't going away" are the people making money from it. It can go away, or at least be properly regulated, but it's not going to happen if people just keep shrugging their shoulders and going along with it.
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal
Jan 9, 2024, 22:04
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Re: SAG-AFTRA AI Voice Deal Jan 9, 2024, 22:04
Jan 9, 2024, 22:04
 
This is utter BS. No voice artist wants this. They're already paid a pittance for games compared to other industries, and now they're looking at even fewer job opportunities in exchange for "licensing" their voice which will, undoubtedly, pay less than actual recording sessions.
Every reaction I've seen from union members on this news has basically been "who the f*** approved this because I certainly didn't."
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Re: OotB: Survivor
Dec 29, 2023, 22:31
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Re: OotB: Survivor Dec 29, 2023, 22:31
Dec 29, 2023, 22:31
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2023, 22:04:
Uh yeah. I had mine last year and it cost me...nothing - beyond taxes paid obviously. Every time I've ever been to a doctor, hospital, had surgery or procedure my bill has come out to a big fat zero. Zero my hero. You'd have to pay me a lot to live in the US these days.
I've had a few colonoscopies, and they cost me exactly zero Australian dollars. USA's attitude to public health is just mind-boggling.

Re: Polyps. I had a few that just went away on their own. Definitely working following up on, but there's a good chance they'll just turn out to be benign.
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Re: New Cyberpunk 2077 Content Next Week
Dec 1, 2023, 23:44
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Re: New Cyberpunk 2077 Content Next Week Dec 1, 2023, 23:44
Dec 1, 2023, 23:44
 
Lots of great accessability features coming, but still no toggle aim option
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Re: Path of Exile Affliction and Path of Exile 2 Mercenary Previews
Dec 1, 2023, 05:51
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Re: Path of Exile Affliction and Path of Exile 2 Mercenary Previews Dec 1, 2023, 05:51
Dec 1, 2023, 05:51
 
Oh no, Path of Exile 2 is starting to look like fun. This does not bode well for my arthritis.
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