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.
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.
People say they like the hands off approach but that hasn't exactly been produced good results relative to other gaming communities.
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.
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 after binging Season 1, 2 and part-way into Season 3*
Me: THE EXPANSE IS AWESOME!
Her: Told you!
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
phinn wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 11:13:
This has got to be the most uninformed and biased revisionist history response I ever read.
Deliberately didn't innovate? They led the entire industry for more than a decade.
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.
and you look at AMD like an industry savior.
but if Intel finally gets 10nm working there will be serious competition again soon across the board.
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 00:57:
One thing I didn't get was why Geralt tolerated Jaskier.
NKD wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 08:48:
Well one thing is certain, Jaskier is a top tier hype man.
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.
I think the show is great, and those first 3 episodes with Yenn's origin and training were fucking awesome.
Tissaia deVries is really cool actually and I don't remember getting that from the books.
phinn wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 00:33:
I don't understand the hate
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 02:05:
Intel has been soldering CPUs again since October 2018.