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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 3, 2018, 13:55 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2018, 12:12:
Anyone who thinks they're safe from robotics and AI/neural nets is in for a rude awakening. That coupled with world overpopulation, diminishing resources, climate change, et al.? Ugh. The future is grim. I would not like to be coming into the world now. If you have kids, and unless they're smart and focused enough to be doctors or scientists, buy land, teach them to farm and be self-sufficient instead.

I'm not sure those jobs are safe from automation anyway. They're already trying robot doctors in many areas...

The one job's that really going to be bulletproof is developer. All those robots will have code that's written by the lowest bidder, and it will break all the time. The world will need a billion developers to keep all this shitty code from killing everybody.
 
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News Comments > Turtle Rock Making Competitive FPS Sequel
10. Re: Turtle Rock Making Competitive FPS Sequel Jul 2, 2018, 13:36 Creston
 
I was wondering what Turtle Rock had even DONE since L4D2, and then you guys mentioned Evolve, and I snickered at the thought of these guys taking on a AAA globally known game franchise.

Unless they're just talking about Evolve 2.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 2, 2018, 13:21 Creston
 
Bye completely utterly pointless crypto currency bullshit! And thanks for wasting 350 trillion TW of energy!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. $700 for a license plate Jul 2, 2018, 13:13 Creston
 
Fuck and no.

Plus, what if you could put silly images on your plate (maybe sell ads?) while your car sits idle in a parking lot?

HAHAHAHAHAHA. As if YOU could sell those ads, rather than Reviver itself.

Once Reviver works out a deal with the DMV on what kickback the DMV gets, you will pay $700 plus a monthly fee to drive around with a fucking billboard on your car.

In addition, the company's privacy policy says that its digital plate platform may be used "to send you promotional material or special offers on our behalf or on behalf of our marketing partners." But that service isn't available just yet.

"We do not have plans for this right now," Bobby Penn, a vice president of marketing, told Ars. "However, we wanted to be covered in case, in the future, we can offer something around this as a value for our customer."

Die in a fire.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 30, 2018, 12:03 Creston
 
Much worse, The Crew 2 unforgivably wastes the greatest asset it inherits from the earlier game: a vast and spectacular open world that condenses the whole of the continental United States into a map some 60 miles wide that will take you the best part of an hour to cross.

Only Ubisoft can take a game, take its absolute best asset, and then make said best asset massively worse. Unbelievable. You fucking idiots.

Also, holy shit, look at that screenshot of the biker jumping the pyramid in Vegas in the EUrogamer review. Look at how fucking GARBAGE everything looks. What is this, a PS2 game??
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Fans Are Remaking LOTR: The Battle for Middle-earth Using Unreal Engine 4 Jun 30, 2018, 11:58 Creston
 
NamecaF wrote on Jun 30, 2018, 10:25:
Cease and desist from EA's legal team in 3... 2... 1...

Weren't those published by WB?

But in any case, yeah, it's hard to see how this is going to be allowed to continue.
 
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News Comments > Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Released
1. Re: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Released Jun 30, 2018, 00:29 Creston
 
Cool, but I'm not paying 40 bucks for it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2018, 19:30 Creston
 
KS wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 16:38:
Believe it or not, Toys R Us was put out of business by Walmart the same way Toys R Us put mom and pop toy stores out of business in the 1970s.

Not really. I mean, of course, Walmart and especially online sales have hurt them, but they were still doing alright. They were a healthy company before PE bought them, and forced them to take on absurd amounts of debt for some ludicrous long shots.

Don't cry for them.

I don't cry for the company, but I feel very sorry for the 50000 people who lost their jobs so a few pieces of miserable cancer could get richer.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video
23. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video Jun 29, 2018, 19:27 Creston
 
Prez wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 18:56:
Well to be fair it was still better than the Anthem presentation at E3.

Haha, true. It's funny, several interviews I read about it the reviewer goes "You know, the stuff you showed us behind closed doors was so much more impressive than the weak-ass trailer you showed to the fans, why didn't you show more of the cool stuff?!"

And Bioware/EA stooges got all huffy and defensive. "Well, people are going to just jump to assumptions about our game anyways! Hmph!"

Well, duh, you fucking morons. The trailer you showed was still just meh as shit, and everyone is wondering what the big fucking deal is, and why Mass Effect got murdered for your shitty pew pew pew Destiny With Jetpacks shooter. If you had something better to show, WHY DIDN'T YOU SHOW IT??
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video
22. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video Jun 29, 2018, 19:24 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 18:19:
Where is "theyarecomingforyou" and what have you done with him. It's the pants, isn't it.


I mean, those are some fucking AWESOME pants.
 
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News Comments > The Crew 2 Launches
12. Re: The Crew 2 Launches Jun 29, 2018, 19:21 Creston
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 16:29:
For racing fans:

https://youtu.be/PQmSUHhP3ug

Porsche outdid it's previous 1980s record on Nürburgring by over 50 seconds. Dash footage with digital readouts.

Saw that earlier today. I literally alternated between laughing out loud and going WTF... AAAAAHHH throughout the whole thing. The speed is insane. It's like playing a racing game and using a X2 speed cheat.

I watch a lot of production cars do laps around the Ring, and the speed difference between those and the Porsche is just absurd. Few of them make 200mph at the end of the straight, and he did it at parts of the circuit where it should just be fucking IMPOSSIBLE to go 200mph!


 
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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Into the Black Jun 29, 2018, 14:35 Creston
 
Aw man. RIP, Harlan.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2018, 14:33 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 12:24:
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 12:15:
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 11:00:
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 10:47:
The whole Toys R Us debacle should be evidence enough that we need to outlaw the utter fucking horseshit that is VC.

PE, not VC.

It was venture capitalists that ruined Toys R Us, wasn't it?

Private equity. I'm sure to many it comes across like splitting hairs, but VCs are investing in startups - companies with little history but high potential. PEs are investing in mature companies - companies with long histories that PE firms think have either been managed poorly or just have some inefficiency that can be correct

Think the finance people in Silicon Valley vs the guy from The Profit. Both can be evil (though I kind of love the guy from The Profit), but not necessarily. And their evil comes in different ways. And PE tends to be evil far, far more often. VCs are evil in how they turn things for their own portfolio, PEs evil in that they often structure the acquisition in a way that they're guaranteed millions at the expense of the company having a lower chance of survival.

Thanks for explaining that. So yeah, we need to fucking kill both, but PE first. Toys R Us was doing fine, basically. Then PE came, forced them to take on massive amounts of debt, and now 50000 people are out of a job, all so a few fucking pieces of shit could get richer.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2018, 12:15 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 11:00:
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 10:47:
The whole Toys R Us debacle should be evidence enough that we need to outlaw the utter fucking horseshit that is VC.

PE, not VC.

It was venture capitalists that ruined Toys R Us, wasn't it?
 
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News Comments > The Crew 2 Launches
6. Re: The Crew 2 Launches Jun 29, 2018, 12:14 Creston
 
Darks wrote on Jun 29, 2018, 11:03:
I heard that the game is pretty boring, its really all about buying new cars and even that doesn't keep the interest levels up.

Well, the first one was kind of about that too, but at least the map was awesome, and it was fun to drive these cars around in the map. But for whatever reason they made the map LESS interesting this time around because they put fewer things to discover in it. WTF? How do you not double down on the most awesome thing from the first game??
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2018, 10:47 Creston
 
The whole Toys R Us debacle should be evidence enough that we need to outlaw the utter fucking horseshit that is VC.  
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News Comments > The Crew 2 Launches
1. Re: The Crew 2 Launches Jun 29, 2018, 10:38 Creston
 
- Worse map than before
- Still overly arcadey physics
- Even worse rubber banding.

Welp, there goes my interest.

GTA Online has this stuff figured out, so why doesn’t an online-focused driving game that costs $60? Ubisoft says a December update will add PvP, but it’s bewildering that they didn’t launch the game with such basic multiplayer functionality.

DECEMBER! It's fucking JUNE, Ubisoft! "Hey, don't worry, we'll sort of make this into an actual game in six months or so."

Fuck these assholes.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video
1. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Video Jun 29, 2018, 10:33 Creston
 
Before you get excited, other than the logo there is literally nothing of SQ42 in here.

Few thoughts:

- The whole thing just seems like a giant programmer circle jerk about what new cool tech they can come up with. "Look at the way the hand holds the can! That's so amazing!"

Yes. Yes, it is. It's also completely fucking pointless to be spending as much time on that as you guys seem to be doing. The animations weren't great before, so hey, let's just redo them! They have an old vs new comparison video, and I'm really hard pressed to see any difference, but they're acting like they went from NES level Mario to Last of Us 2 in animation. This is literally the world's biggest "Keep guys employed for doing very little" community funding gig.

- God that engine is an unoptimized piece of shit. They have an FPS counter going when the marine is walking through literally an empty room with no textures etc, and it's barely breaking 40fps. :\

Hey at least that opening space shot looked gorgeous.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 28, 2018, 12:33 Creston
 
Not gonna lie, very, very excited for this. I fookin' LOVE Dying Light!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 28, 2018, 00:20 Creston
 
ZERO uncertainty is acceptable for autonomous vehicles. You want me to trust my life to GM's lowest fucking software bidder? It better come with an iron clad 10 million dollar life insurance policy.
 
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