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Real Name Kristopher Gates   
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Signed On Dec 9, 2002, 12:05
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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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News Comments > Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions
9. Re: Obsidian Denounces Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Dec 16, 2017, 13:45 Nut
 
> Look at how quake 3 is a fucking microtransaction ridden f2p game that you don't own or control and they are selling fucking unlocks in a game you don't own nor control.

This is pretty much an excellent comparison. Quake, Quake Live and Quake Champions (not Quake 3, obviously) are poignant to compare and contrast, especially since the original Quake was purely content and had meaty expansions, and was not only moddable but so innovatively and openly moddable that it was largely responsible for inspiring a whole generation of 3D games and game developers.

TL;DR: It's really sad to see games change from being products to services, and it comes at a huge cost.
 
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News Comments > Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
1. Re: Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy Dec 7, 2017, 11:57 Nut
 
Getting Over It is sadism gamified.

Like QWOP and GIRP, it's beautiful, and it's art.

Stay far away.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 VR Beta
1. Re: PAYDAY 2 VR Beta Nov 17, 2017, 21:01 Nut
 
This title is actually quite excellent.

Does it feel like a proper VR native game (or at least detail-oriented port)? No. It's got major issues.

But the base gameplay is absolutely fun as heck, and some of the VR-specific moments (such as making effective use of corners and cover, or aiming a gun independently of reviving a teammate with the other hand) are absolute treasures to experience.
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Mobile App
1. Re: Battle.net Mobile App Sep 27, 2017, 11:36 Nut
 
Does this app integrate the Battle.net mobile authenticator?  
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News Comments > Warcraft III and Diablo II Remaster Plans?
7. Re: Warcraft III and Diablo II Remaster Plans? Jun 16, 2017, 12:34 Nut
 
Remaster Warcraft 3? That engine still looks very good, and it plays well.

Plays well? Sure.

Looks good? Only with a certain nostalgic acceptance of the standard of the day.

To a contemporary, or new, or young gamer, no. It looks like very primitive 3D to 2017 standards. There's at least remodelling, rendering and special effects work to be done, as well as integration into the modern form of Battle.net, etc.

 
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News Comments > Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve
6. Re: Writer Jay Pinkerton Leaves Valve Jun 7, 2017, 11:05 Nut
 
Valve is an R&D company at least as much as they are a game (and distribution platform) development studio.  
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News Comments > Life is Feudal: Forest Village Launches
13. Re: Life is Feudal: Forest Village Launches May 29, 2017, 11:03 Nut
 
> The trailer really has me wondering how this game gets bad reviews. All I'm seeing looks fucking epic if you're into these types of games.

The negativity is from those arguing that it's essentially the same game as Banished.

I've heard it both ways: that it goes beyond having all the same game systems to even having all the same buildings ("ripoff" of Banished) , to that it has significant differences ("inspired by"/"improved iteration" of Banished).

I really don't know which side to believe.
 
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News Comments > Free Weekend for Two VR Games [Updated]
1. Re: Free Weekend for Two VR Games May 27, 2017, 12:59 Nut
 
Correction: Racket: Nx has native support for both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. You can tell by the support icon for the Rift on the store page.

Lots of VR games on Steam support the Rift.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts May 8, 2017, 12:32 Nut
 
I don't understand how people are still buying gta 5 in such large numbers.

I'm impressed too, but I sort of ignorantly chalk it up to saying that very few games truly become a mainstream "everyone must have this" obsession.

GTA V earned it. The technology and craft behind the game is stunning.

But yeah, there is an enormous divide behind a successful game, and a game that absolutely everyone gets. GTA V seems to be the latter.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders III Announcement
3. Re: Darksiders III Announcement May 2, 2017, 16:43 Nut
 
This is great news. The Darksiders games are top notch -- though the second one was almost too dense with options and content for its own good. They are Zelda-inspired adventures, but full of good ideas, good execution, and clearly a lot of love. High hopes for the sequel.  
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News Comments > Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Visual Update
2. No subject Apr 4, 2017, 18:47 Nut
 
To anyone reading this not already familiar with "Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion":

If you have any love or suspicion of love with hybrid RTS/4x space strategy, get it.

It's a truly deep and spectacular game, with a lot of depth, and still very good in single player.

Tbh it shines in multiplayer but the learning curve is daunting. I played a lot of SP and only a little MP and don't regret it (too much).

Tons of depth and variety, given that this is the collection of the game plus all of its expansion packs. It's a classic.
 
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News Comments > HTC Adding Eye Tracking VIVE Ads
6. Re: HTC Adding Eye Tracking VIVE Ads Mar 31, 2017, 14:39 Nut
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 31, 2017, 14:26:
The lack of outrage from the Vive fanboys is rather humourous. If it had been Oculus, they'd be lighting torches.

At least as far as the /r/Vive subreddit is concerned, you made a false assumption.

It's full of a lot of upset people, and you'll find that a huge majority of the regulars there will suggest that you "uninstall all the Vive software as crap" (meaning as distinct from SteamVR, at least).

There's understandably a pretty solid amount of hate at the idea of view-tracked VR ads.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans
2. Re: American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans Jun 24, 2016, 11:36 Nut
 
Yes, your trip must be 17.5m (75% longer) on repeated trips! At its current scale, American Truck Simulator is clearly not a good enough simulator of road monotony.

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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Tracer This Month
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm Tracer This Month Apr 3, 2016, 12:30 Nut
 
> That's brilliant marketing.

Absolutely.

> And that's what it is: A marketing ploy.

Are you sure about this? I'm not sure I'd give Blizzard's marketers that much credit. For them the large amount of attention suddenly given to sexualizing/desexualizing Tracer could just be a happy accident.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Details
1. Re: Paragon Details Mar 3, 2016, 19:26 Nut
 
> will be available for fee though playing

I like how this still makes sense, albeit with the opposite meaning, due to the lack of a single "r".
 
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News Comments > Jade Empire Free on Origin
1. Re: Jade Empire Free on Origin Nov 15, 2015, 15:46 Nut
 
This is likely to get resolved, but per my own experience and Reddit, currently any attempt to claim the game is met with the error: "There was an issue that kept us from completing your request. No need to panic, just give it another try later."  
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