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News Comments > Steam Top 10
48. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2017, 11:30 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 08:55:
In case anyone was wondering, Wildlands is a soulless piece of shit. Same shitty formula from Far Cry with outposts combined with the Ubisoft Terrain Generator 2.0. The world feels empty and pointless, much like your generic and repetitive objectives in it.

It is a bad game.

Yeah that's kind of how it seemed. Thanks for the heads up!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
47. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 14, 2017, 10:33 Creston
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 20:55:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 16:21:
Haha. No sign of Torment. Pretty dead out the gate that one and well deserved after the half-assed job they did on that "game" or visual PDF more like... and don't gimme PST was like that because it wasn't. PST was 500% more actual game than TToN.
Still glad I got a last minute refund for my pledge a few weeks back. The feature cuts and the fact that they put nicer stuff into the retail CE than the "exclusive" backer CE broke the camel's back for me.

#schadenfreude

So... you haven't actually played the game?

Of course he hasn't.

In any case, I'm quite enjoying Torment. I hadn't kept track of the cuts etc, so it's sad to see how much they ditched. On the flipside, this is NOT a small game, it feels very expansive, and I quite enjoy the myriad ways of finishing quests etc.

My favorite part is that everything you come across is a "Wtf is this?" encounter. Most of the stuff is just there for flavor, but you can find some cool things and even some interesting side quests by examining all of it.

There are some excellent quests where you really have to puzzle your way through to the "good" solution. I've probably replayed the Inifere encounter four or five times now, and you REALLY have to work at it to get it to a good point.

There are some bad sides. Most companions are pretty blah, it's often verbose for the sake of being verbose, not really for the sake of having much to tell, but all in all I'm enjoying it.

However, once ME:Andromeda comes out I will switch to that, and whether I'll return to Torment to finish it after... I don't know.

:-shrug-: for 20 bucks it seems a perfectly fine RPG to me.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2017, 10:30 Creston
 
Man, people REALLY like Zelda.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 14, 2017, 10:28 Creston
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 01:36:
you don't really need solid 60fps to have a fun gaming experience... i'm fine settling with anywhere above 30fps tbh and ps4 pro delivers on all games at 4K with at least 30fps, so i dont think they're that underpowered

If you set it above 30fps and then it keeps fluctuating, it'll be terrible, especially as TVs don't really do well with variable framerates. It'll feel smooth at one point, then slow as molasses the next.

I dunno. About 90% of all people have a 1080p TV, and maybe 10% have a 4K tv. It seems like a weird thing to market almost exclusively to.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
6. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 14, 2017, 10:13 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 00:30:
It will be a while before they start having to think about the ethical trolley problem in self-driving cars. They need to get the basics down first.

The ethical trolley problem is bullshit. There is literally no situation where it's clear cut "A dies or B dies." That situation doesn't exist, and never will exist.

If kids run into the street in front of you, the car will swerve to avoid them. What happens after that is up to chance. Unless you're going 100+mph (which the self-driving car won't let you do anyway), this clearcut belief that you will crash into a building and it WILL kill you is horseshit.

Sure, you may crash into a building, but the car will be braking heavily, you have crumple zones, airbags. You will very likely survive.

I wish people would stop paying attention to some fantasy-land hypothetical situation that basically has a zero percent chance of occurring.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 14, 2017, 10:09 Creston
 
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has already signaled plans to introduce a bill that would require Border Patrol agents to obtain warrants before searching electronic devices at the U.S. border, following reports that American travelers had been asked to hand over their smartphone PINs to access their phones.

I really like Ron Wyden, and would love to see him as president (please run in 2020!), but this just exacerbates the problem. Because the result of this bill would be that the border patrol detains you, then keeps you detained while they wait for a judge to sign off on a warrant before checking your phone.

So instead of being delayed for two hours, you'll be delayed for days. :\

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 14, 2017, 10:07 Creston
 
So your processor is kind of just pants for gaming then?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
50. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 13, 2017, 20:46 Creston
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 21:51:
I feel like some people just want Andromeda to fail and are looking for any nitpick they can find to support their cynicism.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
 
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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
1. Re: PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now Mar 13, 2017, 20:44 Creston
 
Ignoring the fact that it's still GaiKai, and still terrible technology, it's cool that they're expanding it to PS4 games.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 13, 2017, 16:53 Creston
 
I heard you're getting a "Weather Bomb" tomorrow, Blue. Make sure to keep digging a hole at the top of that mountain of snow to let oxygen in!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2017, 16:45 Creston
 
ldonyo wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 13:39:
Nick Denton killed his own company with his reckless pursuit of ever more shocking and sensationalist headlines and content. It was only a matter of time before he was sued out of existence.

And while Gawker is dead, most of the websites that were under its umbrella are still doing fine. They're now filled with the most whiny wankers writers imagineable, but they're still there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 16:22 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 12:48:
I'm honestly starting to think there's something broken in the system that doesn't connect people effectively anymore. You can't accept a job that doesn't get offered to you. Do HR people google / facebook first then consider looking at a resume second now?

Erm, yes. In fact, most of them never even bother to look at a resume anymore. I argued about this with Beamer quite fiercely a few years ago, and at the time it might not have been as pervasive yet, but now it's basically 100% FB/LinkedIn. I specifically had to get accounts on both shit platforms just so I could find a job. (You were right, Beamer!)

Most HR depts just do nothing but scour FB all day long for "candidates."

Only now I'm 40 and graduated college twice in both French and English - which makes me look like a risky hire who won't stick around a minimum wage job.

At the risk of sounding like a major dick, but what career, exactly, did you envision with college degrees in English and French, if not English/French teacher?

I mean, you might be able to get a gig as an interpreter for the UN or something? I would imagine being French/English bilingual in Canada is a little "dime a dozen"?

But all it's ever gotten me is a heavier plate with a side of ass kissing for the same pay as some slacker who barely got through high school.

Yeah, where corporations are concerned, your English and French degrees are basically kinda pointless. Again, not meaning to be a jerk about it, but it's not exactly the kind of skills that translate into anything? I myself am actually fluent in three languages. I used to put that on my resume and on all my job applications, etc. Do you know how many times it was ever brought up in any interview or job offer or anything? Never. That's with 20+ different companies on three different continents. Nobody cares about what languages you speak, unless they are specifically hiring you as an interpreter.

And then what happened in the early 2000s? Oh geez, the IT bubble burst. Well why the hell did you study technology dumbass?

Wot? There's plenty of work in IT, but it suffers from its own issues with massive outsourcing and huge IT staffers like IBM firing tens of thousands of people, which leads to massive competition for the jobs that are available.

But *knocks furiously on wood* I've never been unemployed for longer than 3 months working in IT.

It might suck to hear but at least they're not being blamed for having followed the path presented to them.

If someone presented you the path of "get dual bachelors degrees in English and French!" then may I recommend you visit that person and kick him/her furiously in the nether regions until said region turns bi-lingual. Because that has to be the worst advice ever given.

Either way, our future is fucked.

Well, yeah. Even if we ignore all other factors, and we just look at population alone, we have more and more elderly people being forced to work through retirement because their pensions/401Ks/social security are being taken from them, while at the same time our population is still fucking exploding, and for every 100 people that are born, only like 12-13 jobs are 'created' in order to take care of them. The jobs eventually are bound to run out.

In any case, build a FB and LinkedIn profile with lots of "happy happy sunshine I'm such a great worker!" bullshit in it. Odds are good that some brainless HR FB scanner will see it and call you in. At least they'll be better odds than having a great resume.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 13, 2017, 16:08 Creston
 
I will readily admit that MS stuffing ads into Win10 is humongous bullshit, but I'm not seeing them anywhere.

In any case, it's time we do a kickstarter for the ublock Origin guys so they can make an adblocker for Windows, not just for browsers.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
3. Re: Sunday Consolidation Mar 12, 2017, 19:40 Creston
 
I still think it's so weird that Sony and MS to first deliver pretty underpowered new consoles, realize that they're underpowered, build new ones, and make these new ones go straight to (sorta) 4K, where they're again underpowered.

Why not let these things do every single possible graphical bell and whistle at 1080p and run at a rock solid 60fps?

It seems Scorpio may at least somewhat make a difference at 1080p? The PS4 Pro doesn't really do much.

Just stupid decisions.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2017, 13:28 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 15:40:
So, I give up playing the Steam version of Shadowrun Dragonfall. I got stuck at the loading screen, no game save loads. I have tried several saves. The problem is not new and has not been fixed sinc 2014 (there are a couple of Steam forum threads dealing with the problem). Great job, Harebrained!!!! It seems the GOG version does not have the problem, and currently Shadowfall is 80% off at GOGs Spring Sale. Sooooo... shall I invest the few bucks and actually pay Harebrained even more money although they don't fix an old bug? Aaaaah... But I want more Shadowrun... DAMN!

Damn, that sucks, man. I'd contact harebrained and ask them for a GOG key. No reason you should have to pay again.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
34. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 11, 2017, 12:46 Creston
 
So GMG has a pretty good 20% off deal, but say the release date is Thursday the 23rd? It's coming out on the 21st, isn't it?

 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free DLC Plans
3. Re: Cities: Skylines Free DLC Plans Mar 11, 2017, 12:44 Creston
 
Congrats Colossal! 3.5 million sold is amazing!

 
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News Comments > Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days Video Game Announced
7. Re: Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days Video Game Announced Mar 10, 2017, 15:07 Creston
 
Because when you think Reservoir Dogs, you think action and shooting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
8. Re: Evening Screenshots Mar 10, 2017, 08:56 Creston
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 22:16:
Creston wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 22:09:
If we're talking about an actual, complete game, I'm going to go with neither.

problem with limit theory is that i thought it was possible.. or maybe like Fox Mulder "I want to believe"

its definitely one of the downsides of being a gaming fan that follows gaming news, because you hear about something and its like - oh yeh, that sounds cool as shit... and then the years slowly go by and then its like - oh damn, its just full of shit..

Yeah, sadly. I was hopeful this would turn into something cool, but I don't think it'll ever be anything. If I was Josh I'd just release what I had as a tech demo and call it quits. But then again I'm only in it for $20. I'm sure people who coughed up a few thousands bucks would probably be pretty pissed at that point.
 
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News Comments > P.A.M.E.L.A. Early Access
6. P.A.M.E.L.A. Mar 10, 2017, 08:54 Creston
 
Don't break this heart of mine?
 
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