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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 29, 2019, 21:31
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Re: Saturday Multiplex Dec 29, 2019, 21:31
Dec 29, 2019, 21:31
 
Overmann wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 18:52:
Once long ago it crashed on me (which was a pretty normal thing for it) and when I rebooted, the silly thing was stuck in Dutch... Like everything. I went to the language settings and changed it back to English, but it wouldn't have it. I ended up reinstalling it just to get English back.

Lol, even I wouldn't keep my Windows in Dutch. It's so annoying.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 29, 2019, 12:47
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2019, 12:47
Dec 29, 2019, 12:47
 
I'd totally watch that version of reservoir dogs. LOOKITTHEMCUTEPUPPIES!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 29, 2019, 11:16
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2019, 11:16
Dec 29, 2019, 11:16
 
Verno wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 00:05:
Membership and post volume continues to dwindle year over year. It's pretty rare we top 100 posts now and I don't see a large number of the regulars anymore. The number of pants on head trolls continues to thrive however. We have entire gimmick accounts dedicated to it even. If the site wants to attract and retain new users then it needs consistent rules and active moderation like other boards that have active user bases. If that means issuing some warnings/bans to the trolls who have been going nuts for years then so be it.

I do agree with that, and I'd be fine with bans in that case. But that never seems to happen, for whatever reason, and instead it's just the occasional user who gets banned who I wouldn't have banned before cleaning up all the idiots.

People say they like the hands off approach but that hasn't exactly been produced good results relative to other gaming communities.

That's fair, I should have explained more clearly that I want to see the useless accounts gone FIRST before we start banning others. While that was in my head, I didn't really explain that very well at all. Mea culpa.

Speaking to your example though, there is a way to say interesting things about the industry without being a toxic asshole like SC was. Those parts of his posts were entirely unnecessary and frankly he would've been banned years earlier on any other site.

Fair enough, but do you also agree that there are "people" here that should have been gone WAY before we ever got around to shitcanning SC?

In any case, good points.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 29, 2019, 00:01
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Dec 29, 2019, 00:01
 
OpticNerve wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 20:30:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 19:33:
Started season three of The Expanse. What a crazy show! The stakes keep getting bigger each season. I love how season two essentially had two big climatic endings (one in the middle, the other at the end). Thanks, OpticNerve for convincing me to stick with the series past season one.

Glad you're enjoying it! It took my online friend a while of constant nagging for me to finally start watching The Expanse and I'm really glad that she did.

Her: "You love sci-fi shows! WHY AREN'T YOU WATCHING THE EXPANSE?!"
Me: But the synopsis and trailer looked boring and I have other shows to watch.
Her: Watch it now! Season 2 is amazing!
Me: Fiiiiine...
*Me after binging Season 1, 2 and part-way into Season 3*
Me: THE EXPANSE IS AWESOME!
Her: Told you!

Haha, I hear ya. I have several colleagues at work who I've had to constantly badger about it, even though they're HUGE sci-fi fans. And then they watch the first two episodes of season 1 and go "UUUGGHH!!" and I have to plead with them to keep watching, until they finally do, and then the next day they show up and go "Holy shit, I'm halfway through season 2, this is fucking crazy awesome!"

I'm also very glad season 4 is excellent, because a lot of people were worried it would be a letdown because apparently the book wasn't that great.
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free
Dec 28, 2019, 23:57
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free Dec 28, 2019, 23:57
Dec 28, 2019, 23:57
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 23:56:
Creston wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 22:56:
So does Epic really pay full price when they give away a game for free? Even with their money, that seems highly unlikely? Today's game is a $40 game, if 5 million people grab it (which seems low, considering their reported total userbase) that's 200 million dollars (minus their 12%.) Ka-ching. Even the Fortnite gravy train can't keep that kind of money drain going.

So I have my doubts that devs/pubs get paid, or at least get paid full asking price.

Shadow Tactics is one of those games that seems to be almost always on sale. It's €9,99 currently (Steam sale). Charging $40 as a baseline per copy would be obscene and insane.

I'm sure that Epic does not have to pay per gifted copy. My guess is they arrange a lump sum, say $100K for a game like this (probably less for the more obscure titles the last few days), and roll with it. The games are only free for 24 hours and it's good advertising for the publishers/devs, too.

Yeah, that'd seem more likely.
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Re: Saturday Consolidation
Dec 28, 2019, 23:00
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Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 28, 2019, 23:00
Dec 28, 2019, 23:00
 
Please tell me you at least took the fucking light off, Sony. My controller dying in 2 hours because of that goddamned light you put on there should give the designer who came up with that shit the death penalty.

Death by light.
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 28, 2019, 22:59
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Dec 28, 2019, 22:59
 
necrosis wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 20:05:
I love how the console crowd is treating SSD's like its the new holy grail... that has been around for over 10 years.

True, but let's be honest, it's by far the most amazing upgrade the consoles have ever gotten.

Remember that very first time you booted your Windows PC off an SSD? And you'd get to the desktop, and that fucking wheel stopped spinning after like 3 seconds instead of the three minutes it usually took?

I think the first day, I opened up every taskbar icon in rapid succession a dozen times, just giggling at how fast it all went. (I was easily amused. )
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free
Dec 28, 2019, 22:56
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free Dec 28, 2019, 22:56
Dec 28, 2019, 22:56
 
So does Epic really pay full price when they give away a game for free? Even with their money, that seems highly unlikely? Today's game is a $40 game, if 5 million people grab it (which seems low, considering their reported total userbase) that's 200 million dollars (minus their 12%.) Ka-ching. Even the Fortnite gravy train can't keep that kind of money drain going.

So I wonder if devs/pubs get paid, or at least get paid full asking price?

Edit : Wording.

This comment was edited on Dec 28, 2019, 23:57.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 28, 2019, 22:52
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Dec 28, 2019, 22:52
 
NKD wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 20:03:
Creston wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 17:45:
In the long history of useless turds we've had posting here, you may genuinely be worst.

I dunno Creston... worse than the guy who threatens to kill people when he gets tilted and calls everyone but himself a troll and somehow manages to always evade the banhammer?

Eh, I don't like the banhammer anyway, because what would it get applied for? I mean, despite the fact that he was a dick to everyone, space captain typically had interesting things to say and insightful stuff about the game industry. He just rubbed a lot of people the wrong way because he was a giant asshole.

On the flipside, there's quite a few dipshit trolls on here now that have never said a single interesting thing in their entire posting history, and they've never been hit with a ban. So...

I guess we need fredster back. Then at least we can all agree on who the shittiest poster is.
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Re: etc.
Dec 28, 2019, 17:59
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Wait, somebody needs to learn a lesson from ANTHEM???

*reads article*

Huh... That's actually a pretty good point. I'm sure Bioware did that purely by accident, but it's still a good point.
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 28, 2019, 17:49
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Dec 28, 2019, 17:49
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 16:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 16:26:
Someone needs to tell Chris Roberts that SSDs will improve the fidelity and scope of Schtar Sitizen.

I think someone already has... remember the Intel Optane promo shit?

Oh yeah, Roberts was on that like stink.
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Re: etc., etc.
Dec 28, 2019, 17:43
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Dec 28, 2019, 17:43
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 15:51:
Creston wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 09:41:
Tissaia deVries is really cool actually and I don't remember getting that from the books.

Tissaia is hardly mentioned in the books. IIRC, she's already retired from being rectoress by the time Ciri gets there, and you never hear about Aretuza before that.

I barely played any of the games past the first few hours... I could be wrong but I thought Tissaia got a lot attention in the books during the telling of the coup on Thanedd.

edit: Yeah lots of material in Time of Contempt

My bad, I meant during the short stories that the first season of the Witcher is based on.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 13:59
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Dec 28, 2019, 13:59
 
phinn wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 11:13:
This has got to be the most uninformed and biased revisionist history response I ever read.

Okay, Pete Intel. Rolleyes

Deliberately didn't innovate? They led the entire industry for more than a decade.

They kept the entire industry on four core fucking processors for well over a decade! Of course they "led", they were in a one-man race. And what did they do during that time? They did jack fucking shit. Incremental, tiny ass increases in speed, and that's all we got, and they charged freaking premium prices for it every time.

You ignore the Core 2 Duo, Sandy Bridge 2600K, and the 7700K dominating every benchmark so much so people wouldn't even glance at AMD processors during that period. Meanwhile AMD sat around making cheap, slow budget PC and console CPUs.

None of this invalidates that Intel wasn't doing shit to innovate. The 2600K and the 7700K were both four core processors, the 7700k was just faster (by an entire 0.8Ghz, PFWOAR!) What was new about the 7700K? Look at the specs on both of them, and realize that that represented SIX YEARS of Intel's "innovation."

and you look at AMD like an industry savior.

You need to stop putting words in people's mouth, because I literally never said that. But keep kicking that straw man.

Now that AMD finally has its shit together and is making great processors, and Intel is FORCED to do something, whoa, hey, suddenly Intel manages to put more fucking cores in their processors (and besides that, they still really aren't showing much else.) There's your innovator for you.

but if Intel finally gets 10nm working there will be serious competition again soon across the board.

Wow, Intel is going to take us to 10nm someday? Oh Lord, we are saved!
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Re: etc., etc.
Dec 28, 2019, 09:45
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Dec 28, 2019, 09:45
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 00:57:
One thing I didn't get was why Geralt tolerated Jaskier.

He really actually just... doesn't. See NKD's quote.

The show sort of implies that they're immediately permanent traveling companions, but in the books that really isn't the case, they just keep bumping into each other. (honestly way too frequently to make logical sense, but eh.)

NKD wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 08:48:
Well one thing is certain, Jaskier is a top tier hype man.

Haha so true. I loved it when everyone started signing the "Toss a Coin to Your Witcher" song.

(I don't know why they portray him as just the kind of bard who gets boo'ed out of taverns in the show, when in the books he's one of the most famous bards in the land, and when people find out he's in town they practically BEG him to come perform. He also is personally known to most of the rulers / kings etc. For him to make Geralt famous makes way more sense when he himself is that famous rather than just being a guy who bumblefucks his way through the land.)
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Re: etc., etc.
Dec 28, 2019, 09:41
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Sepharo wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 00:25:
This is how the books did it. I'm surprised anyone who read those would have an issue with the timeline.

Eh, it was once or twice, usually when just jumped in the middle of an episode.

I think the show is great, and those first 3 episodes with Yenn's origin and training were fucking awesome.

I didn't really care for Yen's origin story. First of all it was tropey as fuck (the ugly duckling who can't do magic then becomes the most powerful of all of them), they show this nonsense about the Witcher's world magic being essentially necromantic in nature only to basically never bring it up again, they murder all the failed students which came out of nowhere, Yen's surgery was gruesome as shit and also came out of nowhere (in the books, the sorceresses just use a Glamour to change their appearance, which is roughly somewhere between an illusion and a polymorph spell, so I have no idea why they felt the need to make it this creepy ass scene), Yen's romance with Istredd built up out of practically nothing and they never explained why Istredd was there to begin with (Aretuza is a female-only school) and finally I felt the whole thing just had absolutely no pacing in it whatsoever. Easily the worst episode of the bunch.

Tissaia deVries is really cool actually and I don't remember getting that from the books.

Tissaia is hardly mentioned in the books. IIRC, she's already retired from being rectoress by the time Ciri gets there, and you never hear about Aretuza before that.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 09:30
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Dec 28, 2019, 09:30
 
phinn wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 00:33:
I don't understand the hate

Oh, I dunno, maybe because Intel has artificially been keeping prices high, deliberately didn't innovate for a decade because they had no competition, used underhanded, dirty tactics to keep OEMs from using AMD hardware, decided to say "Fuck everybody" and stop soldering their CPUs for a seriously long time, and kept on doing it even after being called out on it because it literally saved them like a buck a processor (that they'd sell for 900 bucks), and... fuck I could go on and on.

But yeah, why could anyone possibly hate them? Their CPUs give you like 5% more FPS in games!!!

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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 09:26
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Dec 28, 2019, 09:26
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 02:05:
Intel has been soldering CPUs again since October 2018.

Whoooaaaaaa that's amazing!

Fuck Intel.
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Re: GOG.com 2019 in Review
Dec 27, 2019, 23:23
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Dec 27, 2019, 23:23
 
KezClone wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 21:43:
Genuinely happy things are good at GoG. It wasn't that long ago when gog/cdprojekt were financially wobbling.

They'll be fine, Cyberpunk is coming out in four months.
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