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News Comments > Witcher III: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition Plans
3. Re: Witcher III: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition Plans Jul 6, 2016, 11:50 Creston
 
I'm honestly not sure what there's left to enhance. The game is pretty much perfect as far as I'm concerned.

Maybe put the SP Gwent game's balance changes into Witcher 3, but that's about all I can think of.

(and yes, all of you who say the combat is terrible, whatever. Go play Doom.)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Jul 5, 2016, 13:27 Creston
 
I guess it makes sense why they do it, because buying the Legendary edition on PC is, in essence, buying the Remastered Edition for a heavy discount. But it's still shady to inflate it right before the sale.

I still can't believe they're going to sell a few new shaders on a 5 year old game for 60 bucks on PS4 and bone...

 
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News Comments > SEGA Acquires Amplitude
4. Re: SEGA Acquires Amplitude Jul 5, 2016, 13:23 Creston
 
This is NOT good news.

and reinforces Sega Europe’s position as a market leader in publishing high quality PC games

Which high quality PC games are we talking about here, Sega?
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat?
8. Re: Blizzard Sues Over Overwatch Cheat? Jul 5, 2016, 13:22 Creston
 
If it is, Bossland seems defiant, saying the California court has no jurisdiction over their German company

Yeah, that just seems like a waste of money there, Blizzard.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
14. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 3, 2016, 00:48 Creston
 
Not as many good games, and quite a few high profile (or at least highly reported) failures. Also, they switched payment providers, and I, for one, can no longer even support a kickstarter if I want to, because their fancy new payment processor doesn't take my credit card.

 
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News Comments > New Diablo Plans Revealed?
8. Re: New Diablo Plans Revealed? Jul 2, 2016, 01:50 Creston
 
This person, even before being hired, has already been termed a "fucking loser" by Jay Wilson.
 
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News Comments > ELEX Details; Trailer
3. Re: ELEX Details; Trailer Jul 1, 2016, 14:17 Creston
 
After Gothic 2 it's been a rapid slide downhill for these guys. I want to be excited about this, but I think I'm going to just do what I now typically do with their games, which is just forget they exist.
 
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection Announced
18. Re: BioShock: The Collection Announced Jul 1, 2016, 14:14 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:40:
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:22:
True, I forgot about that, but I can currently play Mass Effect just fine. RDR, I CANNOT play anymore.

That's a good point I'd not initially considered. If you have or get an xbone, it's supposed to be (eventually? They leaked it, pulled it, and I'm not sure if it's back yet) backwards compatible there. But it is a shame they don't port it and clean it up a bit.


Disturbing rumors keep floating around that they are trying to finish the backward compatibility port, but keep running into bad, bad bugs that they don't seem to be able to fix. So I don't have much hope for that.

And R* would sell MILLIONS of copies if they ported it to bone and PS4 and sold it again. MILLIONS.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Ban White Trucks!!! Jul 1, 2016, 13:52 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 13:32:
AND ultimately to your point, you cannot give me a full autonomous car and then lay down "but I'm still ultimately responsible and have to be alert at a moments notice". This goes against human nature, if your car is going to handle 99.9% of the driving and you don't think I'm going to get comfortable with that and do something else, you are a FOOL. This is a suckers deal.

It's different levels of autonomous driving. The fully autonomous, you get in, tell the car where you want to go, and sit in the back and read/watch a movie/masturbate type car is considered a class IV autonomous vehicle. None such vehicle exists today, and even if it did, no such vehicle has been authorized to (test) drive on US roads. So if/when you get into such a vehicle, you would not be asked to keep your hands on the wheel and stay alert the whole journey. A class IV vehicle can essentially drive around the US by itself, whether you are in the car or not. (AI JOYRIDES! WHOOO! Convoy starts at noon PST at Santa Monica pier!)

Tesla CLAIMS its vehicles will be class IV capable in two years. I think Elon Musk is blowing smoke up his investor's asses, but he undoubtedly has a better handle on how far along his software is than I have.

Most of the autonomous cars testing on the road today are considered class II, with a sprinkling of class III thrown in. (the few cars that have driven from LA to NYC are class III. Tesla is currently classified as class II, because you have to still be sitting with your hands on the wheel, and you essentially still make 99% of the decisions.)

It'll be at least another decade before we see class IV vehicles, and probably another two before they become prevalent on the roads.

Until such a time, if someone wants to be GM's (or Toyota, or Nissan, or VW, or whomever, really) test dummy for their cheapest bidder's shoddy code, that they know is broken but refuse to recall, hey, be my guest.

On more immediate topic: This was not Tesla's autopilot's fault. It makes no decisions other than to keep an X amount of distance between you and the car in front of you. You have to tell it to change lanes, etc.

Edit: Actually, let me rethink that. From the way I read descriptions of the accident, I assumed the Tesla and the trailer were side by side, going in the same direction. I see from a drawing from the FHP that the truck turned left in front of the tesla and thus the tesla essentially ran right under/through it.

The Tesla's sensor charged with watching the front apparently doesn't see anything above its own height. Thus, it never saw the trailer.

So while the driver is still at fault (as the Tesla autopilot is NOT an autonomous vehicle, and you should never take your attention off the road while your car is on autopilot), the sensor here blatantly failed to see an obstruction a human driver who was paying attention would have easily seen.

So yeah, I'll skip the autonomotive singularity, thank you.

Edit 2: Mobileye, the company who makes the sensors on the Tesla, stated:

“We have read the account of what happened in this case. Today’s collision avoidance technology, or Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) is defined as rear-end collision avoidance, and is designed specifically for that. This incident involved a laterally crossing vehicle, which current-generation AEB systems are not designed to actuate upon. Mobileye systems will include Lateral Turn Across Path (LTAP) detection capabilities beginning in 2018, and the Euro NCAP safety ratings will include this beginning in 2020.”


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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2016, 13:46 Creston
 
Ludomancer wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 12:37:
Original was cheap camp fun. The movie reboot was an overblown embarrassment. Wonder what this will be?

I think we can all expect the dark and gritty re-envisioning, complete with plenty of betrayal, torture, sex, violence, and sexual violence.

SWEET!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2016, 13:45 Creston
 
Out of all the awesome sci-fi series that they could pick they reboot, they pick that?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: Half of Steam's entire library Jul 1, 2016, 11:00 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:38:
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:21:
Prez?

He really needs to come back...


Yeah. Though there are quite a few people I wish would come back.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jul 1, 2016, 10:58 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 20:22:
Yeah whatever, it works. And if you are working out and not losing weight then you are gaining muscle mass which some prefer anyway.

Turning fat into lean muscle is a 100% win for your body, even if your weight stays the same.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 1, 2016, 10:57 Creston
 
That is dodgy as shit, AMD...
 
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News Comments > ShinyLoot "Dormant" - GOG.com Rescues Sword of the Stars: The Pit
8. Re: ShinyLoot Jul 1, 2016, 10:43 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:36:
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 09:20:
You're good people, GOG.

Maybe I'm just more into collecting stuff I've since lost from disc and cd, but it seems like a lot more of my money goes to gog than steam anymore. They seem like decent folks, and I love having my old library a few clicks away...


I really only buy a few games a year anymore for PC and it's the big Open World releases that I know I'll get 100+ hours of fun out of, but anything small that I buy does tend to come through GOG, yeah.

Of course, I have ~ 60 games sitting in my GOG library, and I've played maybe... 5 of them?
 
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News Comments > The Orion Project Asset Theft Follow-up
9. Re: The Orion Project Asset Theft Follow-up Jul 1, 2016, 09:26 Creston
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 02:36:
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Blatant theft of assets is the cheapest way to a complete game.
 
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection Announced
15. Re: BioShock: The Collection Announced Jul 1, 2016, 09:22 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 13:16:
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:17:
Countless fans have asked for this since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arrived – and we listened!

Unlike another developer we could mention *COUGH* ROCKSTAR *COUGH* who, despite eleventy billion people asking for it, still gives everyone the big middle finger with regards to Red Dead Redemption.

Creston! I thought you of all people would bring up the lack of a "Mass Effect Complete collection with all DLC included" package (another people have been asking for for a long time now)!



True, I forgot about that, but I can currently play Mass Effect just fine. RDR, I CANNOT play anymore.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Half of Steam's entire library Jul 1, 2016, 09:21 Creston
 
Prez?
 
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News Comments > ShinyLoot "Dormant" - GOG.com Rescues Sword of the Stars: The Pit
5. Re: ShinyLoot Jul 1, 2016, 09:20 Creston
 
You're good people, GOG.  
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER – Blood for the Blood God DLC Released
12. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER – Blood for the Blood God DLC Released Jul 1, 2016, 09:19 Creston
 
Sega and marketing is the reason, and that they sell blood DLC is actually a legal issue, they can't give a away the DLC for free, because that would increase the rating to M for the base product...

Fine, then sell it for $0.10. This is just selling pieces of the game after the fact, aka, the thing DLC is always accused of being, and in this case legitimately so.

 
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