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Real Name Kristopher Gates   
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Signed On Dec 9, 2002, 12:05
Total Comments 67 (Suspect)
User ID 15470
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name?
10. Re: Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name? Oct 5, 2018, 16:44 Nut
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 15:25:
Overload didn't really have enough manpower to make something special

Of course, reviews are subjective.

However, I'm surprised to hear anyone state this.

I couldn't disagree more. Overload is a fantastic game, if a bit hardcore, and incredibly fun, thick with good gameplay mechanics, and well executed.

The consensus of enthusiasts loves Overload and rightly so. It's a great game and a worthy heir to the Descent-style 6DOF FPS genre.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews
15. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews Oct 1, 2018, 18:10 Nut
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 1, 2018, 17:29:
They are the very definition of honesty and integrity. I mean, they actually invented honesty and integrity in the first place.

I saw that livestream, luckily the influencer was being sponsored by honesty and integrity at the time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2018, 11:14 Nut
 
Looks like... Joaquin Phoenix.

Nailed it.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Trailer
1. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Trailer Aug 12, 2018, 13:44 Nut
 
The headline and article are in error.

This game is the upcoming "Shadow of the Tomb Raider". "Rise of the Tomb Raider" is the current game in the series.
 
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News Comments > U.S. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.S. Sales Charts Aug 2, 2018, 08:20 Nut
 
(Retail and Digital)
*** No digital sales included in ranking.
digital sales (from participating publishers)

What the what now?

Can someone explain how NPD reporting a partial picture regarding digital sales is remotely helpful?

Their reporting appears to ignore "only part of" digital distribution channels and ruins the value of any retail-only results reporting.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Multiplayer Delay on GOG.com
9. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Multiplayer Delay on GOG.com Jul 25, 2018, 13:00 Nut
 
I don't think this is a black eye for GOG. GOG has a noble mission.

The problem is that the idea of "DRM free" is becoming more fragile and more of a social construction than a technical one.

"DRM free" means more than being able to archive a copy of a game client, and it also means more than being able to run a copy of a game offline.

I'm not saying it will die necessarily, but it will become more rare and precious over time. Not a unicorn, but a rare pony.
 
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News Comments > Life is Strange 2 Tie-in Demo
4. Re: Life is Strange 2 Tie-in Demo Jun 26, 2018, 19:06 Nut
 
Denuvo in a free game?

My understanding is that this is to prevent the outside chance of a potential future reverse-engineering of the title as a loader for Life is Strange 2.
 
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News Comments > KryptCrawler on Steam
4. Re: Twitch Prime June Freebies Jun 7, 2018, 16:06 Nut
 
Youtube makes everything around 40% darker than it appears in reality... thank compression

I've never actually studied video formats or codecs, so I'm sure there's a good reason for this, but why?

Why would compression choose to lose detail in the dark areas specifically when luminosity can be adjusted (for example, brightening the image by 40% before the compression stage)?
 
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News Comments > Twitch Prime June Freebies
2. Re: Twitch Prime June Freebies Jun 3, 2018, 15:05 Nut
 
Blue's News (and its readers) has historical ties with Quake.

Quake fans should not miss Strafe, including those who played it on release. It's much improved and it's a great roguelike with Quake-style (albeit faster paced) FPS gameplay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2018, 11:23 Nut
 
japscat

Scatnadian.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2018, 10:50 Nut
 
Actually, going full poop-flinging chimpanzee at a Tim Horton's is the final form of Canadian.  
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News Comments > Five Free Games with Twitch Prime
7. Re: Five Free Games with Twitch Prime Apr 2, 2018, 13:07 Nut
 
If you have to pay for something to get something else, it ain't free.

I feel you, brother. It's a subscription benefit. But the rest of the world, marketers and otherwise, will continue to abuse the word.
 
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News Comments > Myst Series Coming to Windows 10
5. Re: Myst Series Coming to Windows 10 Mar 17, 2018, 20:17 Nut
 
I can't be cynical about Myst. It was obtuse and weird, but special.

Riven was a bitch.

I am interested to see if these are simply technological remasterings. Myst and Riven (even RealMyst) would look too primitive for 2018 standards.

The fact that this announcement says only "updated (for Windows 10)" and not something more emphatic like "remastered" makes me think it'll just be the original art assets. Even upscaled, it will be very early 90s.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal?
3. Re: NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal? Mar 10, 2018, 12:20 Nut
 
this is typical kyle.

Sorry to start my argument by forcing on yours, but instead of attacking the author, why not take advantage of his emphasizing a particular quoted point, and attack his point instead?

In order to have access to the GPP program, its partners must have its "Gaming Brand Aligned Exclusively With GeForce." I have read documents with this requirement spelled out on it.

Assuming he's not lying, isn't that a self-evidently anticompetitive agreement?
 
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News Comments > White House Games Meeting Thursday
7. Re: White House Games Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 2018, 11:31 Nut
 
Causes of Gun Violence:
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You forgot testosterone.

We should consider arming the teachers and castrating the students.
 
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News Comments > David Gaider Leaves Beamdog
2. Re: David Gaider Leaves Beamdog Feb 9, 2018, 22:05 Nut
 
Not the most meaningful observation, but that might be the sweetest departure letter I've ever read.  
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News Comments > John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie?
8. Re: John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie? Jan 23, 2018, 11:41 Nut
 
Even though I believe a Duke Nukem movie would probably be terrible, John Cena is perfect casting.

He has really good comedic timing to go along with the physicality.

The "right level" of over the top for Duke is so subjective, though. This movie could be bad, bad, bad unless they get everything calibrated and consistent and just so.

Maybe get Guillermo del Toro to direct.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Jan 21, 2018, 12:00 Nut
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 23:57:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 16:57:
That's what happens when you break a cardinal rule of tech:

IF ITS NOT BROKEN, DON'T FIX IT

A cardinal rule that I don't understand how it fits.

Maybe he's somehow using it to justify the interesting psychology of the bystander effect as it applies to a VR space.
 
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News Comments > We Happy Few Delay; Refunds
5. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Jan 19, 2018, 21:02 Nut
 
> 1) Enabling refunds ...

Does the Steam refund system work by letting the developers authoritatively choose whether to approve or refuse refunds (perhaps either automatically or case-by-case) after the 2 hour / 14 day minimum requirements?
 
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News Comments > Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues
1. Re: Quantic Dream Denies Workplace Issues Jan 15, 2018, 14:19 Nut
 
> a cache of over 600 Photoshopped images of employees in compromising situations

So, uh.

Honestly I was going to ignore this story except for this kind of interesting part.

If these photos EVEN EXIST, and WE HAVE THEM, isn't that categorically proof that an environment of photoshopping employees in compromising situations exists?

Following that, how can they categorically deny the existence of the environment in which those images were created?

Short of them saying that someone outside the company did so, which is farcical, they aren't even saying "this was an isolated individual"... which would not be categorically denying the problem but actually communicating with the public about the problem...

Is there some legal reason that they have to deny reality? This seems comical to me but kind of interesting just based on, you know, IGNORING FREELY AVAILABLE PROOF OF EXISTENCE. That little logical flaw in their denial.
 
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