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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
90. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 20, 2016, 18:03 Creston
 
Jackplug wrote on Nov 20, 2016, 05:28:
It looks fantastic, but to get what you want out of it, you need a fantastic pc and the majority do not have that. So already its shunted allot its subscribers out of pocket to get the pc required.

Somehow I doubt that people who are forking over $400 for a picture of a virtual ship for a game that doesn't exist have any qualms about spending $1000+ for a kick-ass PC to run this game if it ever comes out.

That's at least one thing I'm rooting for RSI on. Don't compromise for the sake of lesser hardware. Build the most hardware destroying game out there. We've been in need of another Crysis.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Taiwan waves Nov 20, 2016, 17:53 Creston
 
Holy shit! SURF'S UP BRAH!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2016, 17:49 Creston
 
Go GM mosquitos go! Wipe those little fuckers out. (or rather, make them sterile.)

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 20, 2016, 17:48 Creston
 
That man deserves to decease existing."

A fine product of the great state of Ohio's public schools.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 20, 2016, 17:46 Creston
 
My dick just informed Microsoft that they can suck it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
65. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 20, 2016, 00:10 Creston
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 22:10:
The richest country in the world just elected the biggest imbecile to be their president and somehow we are all surprised that there are shitloads of idiots out there

I gotta admit, the man has a point.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 19, 2016, 15:14 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 19, 2016, 12:59:
They could make forced anal dildoing at 4pm daily compulsory

I believe the Brits call that "Rodgering"?


 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
4. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 11:51 Creston
 
I will say this: It is unbelievably pretty. Is this all in-engine? If so, that's just ... Drool

Really cool music too in the second video.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. EM drive Nov 19, 2016, 11:40 Creston
 
I've been following the progress on this thing for a few years now, and it just keeps being amazing.

I sure hope the test in space in a few months will bear out.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 19, 2016, 11:36 Creston
 
Good job, UK. Maybe at least people will stop whining about the US for a few minutes now.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
1. Re: Saturday Previews Nov 19, 2016, 11:33 Creston
 
I'm sad they've gone pure Pay to Win for this. Gwent is a fun game, but it's really very simple: A great deck beats a mediocre deck every single time. So if you go up against a guy who burned a hundred bucks for cards, and you spent none, you're never going to win. Period.

IIRC, they're releasing the game for free now, so that explains why they're going this route, but I would have much rather paid $30 for it, and then everyone has to earn their cards in-game.

That monster combo also looks ridiculous. In Witcher 3, the Monster deck was too easily beaten by a single Frost card (or the hilariously overpowered Frost / Vilentretenmerth combo), but making it so they can play one card to turn all their cards into Gold cards is just absurd. Especially since the monster deck keeps cards on the field after a round anyway.

We'll see how this turns out. Hopefully they're still balancing a lot. And I guess at least it'll be free, so it's easy to try.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale
1. Re: Star Citizen Schedule, Videos, Sale Nov 19, 2016, 11:24 Creston
 
Do these ships that are on sale at least have a picture? Or is it more of the "We haven't actually designed it yet, but the scope of the ship meets our projected standards" bullshit?

(and people still bought that... Literally just a sentence that said "This ship will be made at some point.")

Ah well. Keep pouring money into it, fellas. Maybe some day at least Squadron 42 will be made.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Game+ Mode Coming
5. Re: Dishonored 2 Game+ Mode Coming Nov 19, 2016, 00:45 Creston
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 22:30:
Creston wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 21:38:
How about you first do a philosophy of Fix Your Three Fucking Minute Load Times To Get To The First Menu. Followed by one of Fix Your Shitty Performance.

Sounds like you've got something else going on. Doesn't take me more then 35 seconds. And that's on a 5 year old 7200 rpm 2TB seagate drive. I've had similar problems in the past with skyrim. Literal 5 minute load times, the culprit? Video drivers.

It's lasted through two different video drivers. And it's always one time slow, one time fast. One time slow, one time fast. I think they just forgot to take a "decrypt shader cache" command out of there, but the game's been out nearly two weeks now, and still no fucking patch in sight.

Ah well, I should have known better than to trust Bethesda to deliver something properly.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Game+ Mode Coming
1. Re: Dishonored 2 Game+ Mode Coming Nov 18, 2016, 21:38 Creston
 
At Arkane we have this philosophy of Play Your Way,

How about you first do a philosophy of Fix Your Three Fucking Minute Load Times To Get To The First Menu. Followed by one of Fix Your Shitty Performance.

 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games
12. Re: SAG-AFTRA Picketing Insomniac Games Nov 18, 2016, 13:47 Creston
 
Steazy wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 16:16:
I wonder how SAG would react if the Film/TV specialized CGI houses went on strike for residuals? From what I hear those guys are treated like dirt, and I expect that SAG is fine with that.

This is such a weird argument. So because "So and So don't get this", you therefore don't get it either?

Great. Next time you ask for a raise, your boss will say "WalMart workers make less than you."

And then you go "oh yeah. Thanks!" and walk off?


I'm sure the SAG workers aren't thrilled with people in Film/TV CGI being treated like shit, but why is that their problem? Stick up for yourself. Don't work in an area where they treat you like shit. As long as you keep showing employers that it's fine to treat you like shit, guess what? They're gonna keep treating you like shit! (I know, right? *SHOCK* *GASP*) Let the Film/TV guys fend for themselves. That's not SAG's problem.

They are standing up for themselves against shitty employers who take advantage of them. Good for them. And if you feel they are whiny bitches who should shut up and get back to work, then I hope the next time you try to get a raise, your boss tells you to shut the eff up and go back to work.

Anyways, calling this a strike is pretty comical in my eyes because they're all still going to work (except for these picketing days, which they are paid for). Not just in TV and Film, but in video games! The "strike" is only against projects started after the previous contract expired (Oct 2016 or so, IIRC) many of which aren't even far enough along to be hiring voice actors yet. SAG members are still working on projects started before that (notice how AAA games are still releasing on time).

Yeah, they're contractually obligated to do that. They're not doing it because they really want to or whatever you imagine is going on. Rolleyes



 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 13:42 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 12:46:
I try to do the same for centipedes,

Man, eff centipedes.

(Centipedes get absolutely no mercy from me, as I have small dogs. As soon as I see the crawly little hundred-legged bastard, it dies.)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 18, 2016, 11:17 Creston
 
Man, eff spiders.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2016, 15:58 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 17, 2016, 10:41:
Is this new administration going to suppress civil liberties?

No.

Will its ideology and staff choices be an enabler for hate groups and extremist individuals to discriminate against people with disabilities, LGBTQ, women, and minorities?

No. Or at least, "BUT THE GUBMINT DOES IT!" will not be considered a valid defense.

Will it normalize acts of bullying?

No.


Will it reverse years of climate change policy?

Yes. Sadly.

Will it cooperate with known oppressive governments?

You mean any more than we have already done? Doubtful.

Or are most of these published articles and debates a bunch of hype brought about by major news and media outlets to increase ratings?

Ding ding ding ding ding ding! For all how much the media was slobbering all over Hillary, Trump being president-elect has been a Godsend for them. They can publish the most ludicrous hysteria and it will get millions of clicks.


Here is a very well reasoned-out thought by a (purported) employee of the Bureau of Land Management, which I have blatantly copied from the Concourse.:

When I first read who won on the morning of the 9th, my initial reaction was an outsized one, much like everyone else who wanted Hillary to win. I thought for sure that the BLM would be abolished, my career crushed, all public lands would fall into the grip of private ownership, and that the denial of climate change would come to dominate environmental and economic policy for the next four years. Eventually, after a few days, that fear waned and I began to think more critically about what a Trump victory means for the environment. Trump has advocated a policy of eliminating essentially all environmental regulations in order to promote economic growth and energy independence, which has many people gravely worried. As someone who directly administers energy production on public lands, my thoughts over the last couple days have gone from extreme fear to analyzing how Trump could implement such a policy, and how effective it would be in accomplishing what he wants. As many people know, the market for oil is deeply depressed right now, and itís not due to any domestic factors, or excessive regulations. Republicans like to preach about the free marketówell, the free market is what is depressing the price of oil and making it difficult to make domestic production possible... The same line of reason can be applied to coal, which Trump has promised to make viable again. But how? Natural gas is pushing coal into irrelevance. Trump thinks removing the federal coal leasing moratorium and other restrictions will bring coal back, but leases and mines already exist in droves, and yet coal companies are going bankrupt as fast as all of Trumpís personal businesses...

Renewable energy has a real grip in the domestic energy market, and it will only increase due to increasing domestic demand. There are enough people demanding a break from fossil fuels, and none of those people are suddenly going to change their minds and want to go back to coal and oil now that Trump is in power. I oversee a couple geothermal power plants, and the BLM is very interested in expanding geothermal energy production on public lands, as well as solar and wind power. I still believe this is future, not only from a purely idealistic standpoint, but also from an economic standpoint. This is bolstered by the USAís participation in the Paris Accords, which Trump would be quite foolish to try to back out of, if he even could.

It is easy to forget that there are layers and layers and layers of regulations and laws in place that would make stripping down most regulations extremely difficult. We had a Bush administration for 8 years doing their damndest to undermine the environment, and we still turned out okay. It will be quite easy for organizations to file lawsuits against Trump policy decisions in federal appeals courts (which will actually be a better place to hear cases than whatever circus of a Supreme Court he comes up with), especially because I believe that many of his policy decisions will be heavy-handed attempts that will have no legal foundation.

The mandates for the BLM and BOEM in particular (and the Forest Service to a lesser degree) require the production of energy on public lands, and we generate a ton of money for the Treasury. So there simply is no way that wonít continue to happen. And the way the coal and oil markets are going, there is revenue to be made in renewables. I get the feeling that once Trump is informed of the economics of it all, since he loves money so much, it might have an effect of temperance.


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25. Re: Zika Virus mosquito Nov 16, 2016, 16:50 Creston
 
Numinar wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 03:41:
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2016, 14:11:
Its days are numbered. There is a trial underway where they're going to release a bunch of genetically modified (male) mosquitoes into the wild. The only thing different about these is that they pass on a gene that makes its offspring sterile.

If proven successful, they'll release more of those, and within several generations that particular brand of mosquito will die off or at least be so diminished that its threat will mostly evaporate.

After that, they'll likely do the same for that little fucker in Africa that spreads Malaria.



That sounds awesome as long as that breed of Mosquito doesn't serve some kind of important ecological purpose we don't know about or interact in an important way with other creatures. Introducing species and diseases to control other species is a big thing here in Australia, and like that episode of Rick and Morty with the kronenburgs, the fixes usually turns out to make things worse in unforeseen ways.

"Make things worse" is extremely relative when you talk about a mosquito that literally kills half a million people each year. There are tens of thousands of species of mosquito, and only a few dozen that carry diseases. Odds are pretty good we can likely safely do without them.

Wipe the little bastards out.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized
16. Re: Battlefield 1 Server Rental's Criticized Nov 16, 2016, 16:38 Creston
 
saluk wrote on Nov 16, 2016, 16:13:
Wait. What do you GET for renting a server?

The joy of knowing you showed EA you just LOVE being treated like shit.
 
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