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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
Aug 25, 2021, 13:52
 
Xero wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 13:33:
OF is so dumb if they think the majority of their revenue would come from someone posting PG photos of themselves on that site rather than let them fly freely in IG like the millions others already.

It's entirely due to pressure from payment processors, they know EXACTLY what makes money on their platform.
They could follow PornHub's route of using alternate payment processors, basically bouncing the pay through a crypto exchange, where it goes in as cash, converts momentarily to crypto, and then is converted back to cash for the person at the other end.

I mean, I get it; Mastercard and Visa have shareholders who are largely old stodgey conservatives who hate sites like OnlyFans. They can't go after them for having adult content unless someone suggests that they may host content of someone who didn't give consent. That gives them a loophole to cut off payment processing for nearly anything with nudity. So OnlyFans, who somehow didn't learn this lesson from when it hit PH, is likely going to have to chase down a different way to pay its contributors. That's really it.
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Re: Evening Multiplex
Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
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Re: Evening Multiplex Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
Aug 25, 2021, 08:45
 
theglaze wrote on Aug 25, 2021, 02:07:
The success of Horizon destroyed the momentum of Forza Motorsports. The first few FM titles were trading punches with Gran Turismo, and at one point the Forza franchise had better track selection, more precise telemetry and car/part mods, car damage, full custom painting, etc, and actually worked better with wheel and pedal peripherals than GT.

But once Horizon launched, all the Motorsport DLC for new tracks and cars, even major game updates stopped as the team focused on the new game. Subsequent Motorsports games had LESS features than the previous. Heck I remember watching real endurance, multi-class events on TV with Forza ads everywhere, hyping up FM5, which launched XB1 without the very thing that makes those events special: long format races with day/night transitions and multiple classes of cars on track.

They neutered Forza Motorsports because Horizon became the breadwinner with stupid fun. FM was on a trajectory to push into simulation racing and challenge the PC market, but now has more Ridge Racer in it than Gran Turismo.

Wow, so, despite FM and FH being made by two completely different, separate studios, you imagine the FM team just rolled over and died?

Or did you ignore the new FM announcement?

Both games technically, at one point, used the same game engine. Playground games altered it to fit their open world games. Playground, btw, is made up of employees of other racing game studios. Remember the Project Gotham games? Those guys are the core of Playground; why would you expect anything OTHER than simcade here?
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
Aug 23, 2021, 10:16
 
Index hasn’t fallen off the top ten since it was launched. I have the controllers with an OG Vive, but at this point I’m waiting on a wireless headset that isn’t made by Facebook.

I know the Vive can technically be wireless but it’s a bit of a shitshow. A friend let me borrow his at one point and it ran like crap, with the transmitter within 7 feet and all open air.
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta
Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
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Re: Diablo II Remastered Open Beta Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
Aug 20, 2021, 20:12
 
Cutter gets Comment Of The Week right there.
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Testing Tomorrow
Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
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Re: Rainbow Six Siege Y6S3 Testing Tomorrow Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
Aug 16, 2021, 13:01
 
Oh boy, a trans character in a game where there's no story whatsoever. That's some ridiculous pandery bullshit.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week
Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
Aug 11, 2021, 14:45
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 11:29:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 11, 2021, 11:17:
Hoping the crew that left to form an RTS-focused studio from the SC2 team ends up making something worthwhile. The Co-op mode in sc2 is absolutely awesome, and the person who spearheaded that whole thing is in this new RTS company.

Reading this, I was hopeful... then I looked up what you were talking about, and it seems the new studio, Uncapped Games, is "supported by the Tech Giant, Tencent, under the subsidiary Lightspeed and Quantum Studio." Link.

Mildly concerning. Keep in mind, RTS games are a WAY bigger hit in Asia than anywhere else. It makes sense. I'm not saying I'm thrilled about it, but I *DO* think Tencent might throw enough money at the project that it won't be a barebones production. SC2 is staggering in scope, when you consider the campaigns, multiplayer, moddability, and (my fav) Co-op. It'd be a shame for them to make something that feels...small, comparatively.
There IS a game called Iron Harvest that looks promising. I may pick that up. I worry it's going to play more like the Company of Heroes games, but that could just be the aesthetic. I HATE CoH, with units that are magically invulnerable to all but EXACTLY whatever specialty unit I don't have anywhere near it.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Dropping TCP/IP
Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Dropping TCP/IP Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
Aug 11, 2021, 14:38
 
I'm....not surprised. Blizzard doesn't have any direct tcp/ip connectivity for any of its games made for at least a decade. having it in there at all in the beta was either for testing, or a leftover if they really did build the game on top of the original.

I hope they didn't build it on the original. It's how Warcraft 3 Remastered was done, and the limitations imposed by the original engine are rather painful. You'd hope they'd have learned their lesson, but since Blizz doesn't seem to learn lessons quickly, maybe they'll figure it out on their 4th or 5th remaster.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week
Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Early Access This Week; Open Beta Next Week Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
Aug 11, 2021, 11:17
 
Hoping the crew that left to form an RTS-focused studio from the SC2 team ends up making something worthwhile. The Co-op mode in sc2 is absolutely awesome, and the person who spearheaded that whole thing is in this new RTS company.
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Re: Carrier Command 2 Released
Aug 10, 2021, 19:34
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Re: Carrier Command 2 Released Aug 10, 2021, 19:34
Aug 10, 2021, 19:34
 
Yikes, the VR version is just as expensive as the normal one, and you can’t just buy one and pay $10 or something for the VR functionality.
I wonder if they’re cross-play compatible, or if the VR version will have zero players in a month.
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Aug 6, 2021, 12:06
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Aug 6, 2021, 12:06
 
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Aug 4, 2021, 11:08
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Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 4, 2021, 11:08
Aug 4, 2021, 11:08
 
Lovecraft Country was such a disappointment. It never figured out what it wanted to be, and the ending didn’t make much sense.
The most suspenseful/best part of the entire show was in the first episode, and it has nothing to do with the supernatural. It’s a 25MPH chase scene that is incredibly tense. That first episode was fantastic, but it quickly wanders off in the rest of them.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Aug 3, 2021, 07:58
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Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 3, 2021, 07:58
Aug 3, 2021, 07:58
 
Lol @ that “10 clever ideas”:

3 “Keep using it as a laptop”
5 “Use it as a server”
2 “Give it away”

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Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Leaving Stores in September
Jul 30, 2021, 10:57
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Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Leaving Stores in September Jul 30, 2021, 10:57
Jul 30, 2021, 10:57
 
This is the most recent version of the game, they're going to drop their first-party racing sim series without something to replace it? Forza Horizon is NOT a replacement. Maybe it doesn't bring in the money.

So, if you PURCHASE the game, you can keep playing it and can re-download it later as well. If you get it through gamepass, I assume that's not true when they get EOL'd.
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Re: 3 second TL;DR
Jul 29, 2021, 16:23
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Re: 3 second TL;DR Jul 29, 2021, 16:23
Jul 29, 2021, 16:23
 
Valve hasn't raised their rates at all, despite being the king of digital game storefronts. That's not "abusing their position". Wolfire is just cranky that they're not as cheap as the cheapest one.
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test
Jul 28, 2021, 18:28
Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test Jul 28, 2021, 18:28
Jul 28, 2021, 18:28
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 28, 2021, 17:26:
OmegaFoRCe wrote on Jul 28, 2021, 15:54:
OmegaFoRCe wrote on Jul 28, 2021, 15:26:
TL;DR -- DukeFNukem is correct that Myocarditis and Guillain-Barre are considerations. It is also correct that both have occurrences that are so exceedingly rare that they're less problematic/worrisome than contracting the actual COVID-19 virus. Therefore, since their risk of occurrence is so low as a result of the vaccines, and COVID-19 infection is such a higher risk, it only makes sense to take the lesser risk by getting the vaccine.

Your posts are very welcome and encourage more truthful discussion in a sea of parrots screaming about conspiracy theories.
Having said that, the problem I have with your assessment and the WHOs as well, is this ridiculous focus on cases verses deaths.

The focus on cases vs deaths is because people don't always walk away from living through covid unscathed. I have two friends who have what may be permanent, awful side effects. Neither one was ever in such bad shape to be hospitalized. One hasn't been able to taste or smell anything for over a year now. The other has had that whole "brain fog" thing for months. neither has seen an improvement and their doctors have said they can hope it'll get better, but to try to come to terms with accepting it as their new normal.

You only see it as "just another flu" because you haven't had to deal with it, that much is clear. There's video after video after video of people JUST LIKE YOU, Duke, who end up getting covid and then trying to tell others how bad it is. None of them seem to grasp that their testimony will fall on deaf ears because their own opinion wasn't swayed by those who did the same before them. Learn from the dead, man.
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Re: Stadia Takes Control
Jul 27, 2021, 21:17
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Re: Stadia Takes Control Jul 27, 2021, 21:17
Jul 27, 2021, 21:17
 
I have only played the first expansion. It is nowhere NEAR as engaging as the main game. The second one is Alan Wake based, but I haven't played it as I have a monitor whose resolution is a bit too much for my video card. I'm waiting to play it (and Cyberpunk, and a few other big-muscle games) until I can finally land a 3080. The monitor is a 1440p Ultrawide (3440 or something like that across), being fed by a gtx 1080. It's a struggle. Control runs at like...40 fps. It's not awful, but I'm a picky bitch and I'd rather wait until I can experience it way smoother (without sacrificing image quality).

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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test
Jul 27, 2021, 21:12
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test Jul 27, 2021, 21:12
Jul 27, 2021, 21:12
 
Duke's logic is the same as morons who won't wear seat belts. They've seen one or two stories or videos where someone was thrown free of their car and it saved them. Also, other stories where the seatbelt caused grievous harm, or kept the occupant from escaping a burning vehicle. There people take these one-in-ten-million instances and say "oh man, that seatbelt is SO DANGEROUS, I'm not gonna wear one!"

It's simply a matter of your odds of success (survival, in this case). He's betting against the odds, likely because he lives in a place where Covid hasn't run rampant yet. His assumption that he "should have already gotten it" ignores how many people around him may have been actively trying to avoid getting other people sick (the mask was never to protect YOU, it's to protect others FROM you).

This will all boil down pretty fast once insurance companies start saying "if you aren't vaccinated, you *or your surviving family* will be responsible for any medical bills you incur due to Covid". You won't find a company offering sane-priced flood insurance on a house that's in a flood plain. Medical insurers will soon enough decide that since 95%+ of covid hospitalizations are now unvaccinated people, they won't cover those people.
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Re: Battling Bugs
Jul 27, 2021, 18:02
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Re: Battling Bugs Jul 27, 2021, 18:02
Jul 27, 2021, 18:02
 
chickenboo wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 15:21:
This game is in dire need of some good news. I'm still waiting for the announcement of a "We fixed all the things" patch, followed by a "and here's the details on the expansion, also here's a dozen free DLC quests you can play through right now, also we added a barber shop".

I agree. Personally, I just hope they get it into good shape by the time I finally get a new graphics card.
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test
Jul 27, 2021, 11:54
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test Jul 27, 2021, 11:54
Jul 27, 2021, 11:54
 
Should just require proof of vaccination or too bad so sad. Negative tests are only snapshots.

Inside the US, there’s no wait for getting vaccinated. It’s ridiculous that anyone would avoid getting vaccinated at this point but idiots will be idiots.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Knew Warcraft III: Reforged Wasn't Ready: Report
Jul 22, 2021, 14:05
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Re: Activision Blizzard Knew Warcraft III: Reforged Wasn't Ready: Report Jul 22, 2021, 14:05
Jul 22, 2021, 14:05
 
And yet, they still haven't bothered to make the game better. They dumped it and ran. It has affected MY purchasing decisions, in that I won't touch Diablo 2 remastered, ever.
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