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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 11:59 Creston
 
It's funny, back when the Xbone was new and was so underpowered, a lot of people were saying "They should just build a new more powerful one."

And then they did!

What's going on in the world???
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 26, 2016, 14:59 Creston
 
Martin pressed: “You don’t ever have a day when you sit down there and it’s like constipation – you write a sentence and you hate the sentence, and you check your email and you wonder if you had any talent after all and maybe you should have been a plumber? Don’t you have days like that?”

This kind of goes with what I've said before at some point. Martin has all the symptoms of being bored to shit with his story. He's written all the cool stuff he wanted to write, and now he has to crank out the chapters in between that turn it into a story (and make it end), and those are the ones that making writing WORK rather than just something you do for fun.

In the end, he only has himself to blame, as he writes so much useless filler, it's no surprise he's gotten bored to tears with it.

3 chapters in 6 months can't even be called a pace, that's just fucking around and occasionally some writing falls out.

I'm glad the TV show has had the courage to just say "fuck it" and write their own stuff going forward.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot
24. Re: System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot Jun 25, 2016, 10:20 Creston
 
The_Pink_Tiger wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 20:11:
Can't say I'm that upset about this. System Shock was innovative for its time, but its level-design and gameplay hearken back to an era when FPS games were pointless mazes gated by find-the-keycard puzzles, and hasn't aged well because of it. Just adding some more polygons and shaders wouldn't have made the game any more palatable. With a reboot, they aren't quite as tied down. That's not to say I want them to go whole-hog and change everything, but I'm quite willing to let them make necessary changes to the levels and gameplay.

Now, if they ever get around to re-doing System Shock 2, then that's a different story. Graphics (and last few levels) aside, that game came as close to perfection as any and they'd better not screw around with it ;-)


To each their own, of course, but rather than having an actual layout of a space station (or at least, presumptive layout) you'd rather see layouts that make far less sense?

There were things that weren't great about the original System Shock (the UI, most notably, as it was a nightmare to use), but the immersion was unmatched. As someone at the time said, System Shock was Die Hard on a space station.

System Shock 2 was fun, but it never matched the thrill and the sheer sense of foreboding that the first one did, and its levels were no match for the awe of the first ones either.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Mass Effect novels Jun 24, 2016, 20:03 Creston
 
Cool. The first two Mass Effect novels were surprisingly decent. Not Peter F Hamilton level sci-fi, but enjoyable reads.

This made me barf with laughter though.

The final novel will be penned by Mass Effect: Andromeda creative director Mac Walters. It's due in March 2018.

As a bonus to our Bluesnews readers, we now offer a sneak preview of the final four pages of "I AM SO FUCKING AWESOME!!" A Mass Effect Andromeda Novel by MAC WALTERS!

Page 297

Not-Shepard hesitated. He didn't know what to do. The possibilities were staggering; the weight of the decision was crushing him, he couldn't breathe. Three possible choices that would forever alter the life of every single living thing within the Andromeda Galaxy, and he was being forced to make the decision on his own.

"If only I could have someone help me," Not-Shepard sighed.

Do you
1) Suggest Not-Shepard choose option 1? Go to Page 298
2) Suggest Not-Shepard choose option 2? Go to Page 299
3) Suggest Not-Shepard choose option 3? Go to Page 300.

Page 298
SHIT BLOWS UP REAL GUD!

Page 299
SHIT BLOWS UP REAL GUD!

Page 300
SHIT BLOWS UP REAL GUD! Not-Shepard farts.

The end


Afterword by the author:

"I AM SO FUCKING AWESOME!"
- Mac Walters.


That novel could come with a free lifetime supply of University of Oregon cheerleader blowjobs and I still wouldn't buy it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. A beast of hardware Jun 24, 2016, 19:49 Creston
 
Funny, my wife often makes the same comment.







(also with regards to how difficult it is to develop for. )
 
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News Comments > MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign
1. Re: MachineGames Releases New QUAKE Campaign Jun 24, 2016, 19:48 Creston
 
That's awesome.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot
1. Re: System Shock Remaster Becomes a Reboot Jun 24, 2016, 19:48 Creston
 
Remaster? Great.

Reboot? No. Just no. Who are you guys, and what gives you the right to think you can reboot one of the greatest games of all time?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 19:43 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 18:14:
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 17:29:
That said, I do agree it's likely just "getting old." Random shit hurts for me just about every single day. You just get used to it like every other person that gets old.

No, getting old and things like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, MS, Lyme, etc. aren't remotely the same. It's not like being tired after a hard day's work, it's feeling exhausted, constantly, like you've been going days without any sort of rest. You can feel that things are off in your body and it's not at all the normal part of the aging process. You don't just wake up one day in your 40s and you're exhausted for the rest of your days. It's deffo biochemical in nature.


I was referring to Blue's elbow hurting, but admittedly that wasn't clear in my actual post. Btw, a far easier explanation for being fatigued all the time (and also something that far, far more people suffer from) is sleep apnea.

 
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News Comments > Whore of the Orient Cancelled?
18. Re: Whore of the Orient Cancelled? Jun 24, 2016, 19:41 Creston
 
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News Comments > Whore of the Orient Cancelled?
17. Re: Whore of the Orient Cancelled? Jun 24, 2016, 19:39 Creston
 
Team Bondi still existed? After all that shit we heard about them after LA Noire was released, I thought they'd died years and years ago.

For the record, I thought LA Noire was awesome, and that facial animation technology they put in was incredible. It was the first time that I ever felt characters were not suffering from the Uncanny Valley, and actors could really put some emotion into them.

It was a very underrated game, though it did suffer from a MASSIVE open world that had nothing to do in it, being perhaps a bit too long, and an absolutely fucking terrible final level.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 17:29 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 16:40:
let alone I stop breathing while I sleep way to easily

Yeah, that's called sleep apnea.


You really should go have that checked out anyway, as sleep apnea will eventually just kill you.

That said, I do agree it's likely just "getting old." Random shit hurts for me just about every single day. You just get used to it like every other person that gets old.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 24, 2016, 17:26 Creston
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 16:43:
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 12:47:
By ignoring it? Works for me.
I suppose it`s easier to ignore it when you`re not the target.

Unless we are talking actively sustained, aggressive harassment, ie the kind of stuff that really should be illegal, it's really pretty damn simple to ignore it. The large majority of the tools available to people on the internet come with some kind of block/ignore function. Using it is really no great imposition. If everyone on the internet simply did that, rather than just constantly feed the trolls, shit would be a lot quieter.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 13:43 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 10:54:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 10:29:
It will be interesting to watch that mess -- especially the financial sector. London was pretty much the banking center of the EU, all those banks are going to have to move their operations. At least, that's what they were saying prior to the vote...

There also the question of when they trigger Article 50, if at all. Do they stall? Do they have more of a conversation? The Hows and Whens are still up in the air...

Not that that will quell the markets in the meantime...


Apparently Brussels is REALLY pissed at the UK (nobody ever thought anyone would actually ever leave the EU, which is why article 50 is so crazy short and lacking any kind of actual guidance), so they're of a "quick two year divorce, out with them", and they have zero desire for 'more negotiations.'

It's an interesting thing to witness, for sure, though I can imagine it's fucking miserable if you're a British citizen.

In the long run, Britain will be okay. Short term it'll be a lot of pain.

I also think it'll be the end of the United Kingdom. There's no way Scotland stays in the UK now, and similar noises are already coming out of Ireland.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
66. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 24, 2016, 13:38 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 03:12:

You should go eat dinner at an Indian restaurant and leave $2 for the bill, since that's what a curry dinner would cost you in India. Just leave a note, "Regional pricing, bitches." Just don't whine when your boss starts paying you $1 per hour, because that's what your job pays in Indonesia.

Well, sure, but then will my mortgage also go to $25 a month? And can I get groceries for $5?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2016, 12:52 Creston
 
Necrophob wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 12:00:
Apparently there's something known as "Computer Elbow" (similar to Tennis Elbow). Might be that. I know I've had elbow pain on occasion, and my job has me typing all day.

All weird names aside, it's just RSI.

RSI can hit anywhere in the body. I deal with it in my forearms, wrists and elbows, but typically all that pain is related to the same injury location, and it just radiates out further the more inflamed it is.

Blue, ice your elbow and take some Ibuprofen for a few days. Also try not to burden your elbow any more than you absolutely have to. See if the issue goes away.

If it doesn't, definitely go see either a manual therapist, or an active release specialist about it. (most regular family practitioners don't even know what it is.) RSI can become chronic if ignored (and continuously aggravated.)

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 24, 2016, 12:47 Creston
 
By ignoring it? Works for me.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans
4. Re: American Truck Simulator Scale Change Plans Jun 24, 2016, 12:46 Creston
 
Nut wrote on Jun 24, 2016, 11:36:
Yes, your trip must be 17.5m (75% longer) on repeated trips! At its current scale, American Truck Simulator is clearly not a good enough simulator of road monotony.

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It's not Call of Duty. Shit doesn't have to "happen" every five seconds for people to be able to enjoy it. If every trip in ATS takes 10-15 minutes, it feels like Crazy Taxi rather than a truck simulator.


I don't understand why they switched the game scale anyway. I basically never saw anyone on their forums complain that ETS2 was too large. (If anything, people were still lamenting that it was too small.)
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 23, 2016, 17:42 Creston
 
And by "crush you", we mean Rockstar just bans your current license, so feel perfectly free to buy another one and be let right back into the sandbox!
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
18. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 15:18 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 14:48:
SimplyMonk wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 13:49:
Pretty fantastic sale intro video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJW_ML5aE9E
Can't stop laughing

The hell did I just watch???
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2016, 14:19 Creston
 
descender wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 13:22:
The lack of good sales on old games is really astounding, are those developers really still making that much money off of them at full price this point?

Oh hell no. The devs never see a dime of any sales after a few months (if any at all. Most just work on salary now.) It's all going to the publisher's pockets.
 
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