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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2018, 20:17 Beamer
The Verge is pretty good.
But I'm sure so are many reasons to look beyond the ISS, which is past its prime.
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News Comments > Subnautica Surfaces
22. Re: Subnautica Surfaces Jan 25, 2018, 18:00 Beamer
NKD wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 13:02:
Come on guys this is a Subnautica thread... we can fight about Trump in Legal and OotB

Apologies. It's just fun to keep pointing out that that guy defended what he did anonymously in games.

But yes, I'm tired of Trumping.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2018, 14:16 Beamer
That green screen is UE4?
Basically, he's in the game!
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News Comments > Subnautica Surfaces
14. Re: Subnautica Surfaces Jan 25, 2018, 11:18 Beamer
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 09:05:
Lord Tea wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 06:33:
Citizen of the United Shitholes of America

Wow man, it takes some balls for an American to choose a tagline like that! Thumbsup
Show some mercy, he's trying so hard to make America great again.

As a proud European I'd love to have a similar tagline for that bunch of crazies over there in Brussels.

[Sorry couldn't help it. This thread is about a really decent game and not a political discussion.]
Oh, I thought he meant to acknowledge Trumps language with that.
You know, kinda like when they cry about how hes such a bully, and then continue to bully him and his supporters with ad hominem attacks.

You're not allowed to whine about bullies and "ad homs." Remember when you said this?

You just proved exactly what I was talking about. You cause problems where there are none.
Also when I vent I prevent damage to myself. Not everyone can swallow and swallow and swallow without ever letting it out. Thats simple psychology, which I actually get explained every day by [b]my[/b] girlfriend.
Some people let it out into the face of others. So what? I can deal with an angry gamer going ballistic over BS. Who cant? Only people who are very insecure, which is a problem in their whole life and they should get professional help to get it fixed or they will have far more serious problems outside of games.

It invalidates mostly every single thing you ever say, but it especially invalidates you complaining about bullies. You spend a lot of time trying to find ways to make your own calling people the n-word or f-word online, random strangers who made the mistake of being on the same server as you, for someone then complaining about bullies.
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News Comments > New Dragon Age Game in the Works
17. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jan 25, 2018, 08:19 Beamer
Kajetan wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 02:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 25, 2018, 01:55:
This is a cursed series, for every player, there is a wildly different expectation to meet. I guess that is what you get when every game is noticeably different than any other. I liked all 3 for different reasons, some only like 1 of the 3 for a specific reason or two.
The Final Fantasy series, making every game different, does just fine.

Done right, you not only can get away with it, but make it a positive characteristic of your series.

FF has a loooong history of it, though. It extends back to the time that sequels were rare. It extends back to Zelda 2, Mario 2, and Castlevania 2, back when people didn't expect more of the same. So people are already primed for a weird, completely different FF game.

That's far less true with modern games. People mostly expect more of the same, only better. Only it can't be too much more of the same. And it can't be too different.

Rare exceptions of things mind-blowingly improved, but mind-blowingly improved games are rare when the consensus seems to be the game was already pretty good.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 24, 2018, 14:50 Beamer
NKD wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 14:14:
Nullity wrote on Jan 24, 2018, 12:27:
Holy crap, the Trump admin and Repubs are just going all in with the obstruction, eh? You guys keep digging that hole, you'll make it out eventually. *giggles*

Also, reading this thread, I can't believe how incredibly idiotic Repub voters and Trump supporters are. They've been voting against their own (and everyone else's) interests for decades, but this shit is just getting bananas.

There is literally nothing you can do to convince a Trump supporter. As long as he is "triggering Liberals" thats all they care about. He could stomp a baby to death on live TV or start a nuclear war and these guys would make excuses and call everyone liberal snowflakes for being upset.

There are no consequences for anything any more. It's difficult to imagine anything that could alienate the Republican base to the point where they'd consider voting for someone who doesn't have an (R) after their name.

The Evangelicals don't care if Trump is one of the least Christ-like Presidents we've ever had.

The Libertarians don't care about Trump's absurd self-defeating protectionist bullshit.

The Reagan Republicans don't care about Russia meddling in our shit.

Triggering the liberals at any cost is the platform.

The evangelicals getting behind him, claiming he either deserves a "mulligan," or was teaching Stormy Daniels the gospel...

I thought this was good, though I'm almost as sick of hearing about Obama as I am of hearing about Hillary. Both are whataboutisms. "What about how you'd have treated Obama" doesn't help anything.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Swearing Jan 24, 2018, 10:59 Beamer
Shurmur had 9 wins in part of 2 seasons with the Browns. As best as I can tell, that makes him some form of a football genius.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 24, 2018, 07:13 Beamer
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 23:53:
SMITE wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 23:13:
You're so full of shit here, I don't know where to start.

He didn't write it solely, and he's already on record of not writing all of it(it was a group of people within the intellegence committee who did along with senior aides who had security access.) And if you're so upset by it, then you have absolutely no fear of it coming out do you? But you sure are rushing to the defense of "no no, don't release it."

FYI Fusion GPS didn't answer every question. They infact refused to answer questions, tried fighting tooth and nail against having anything released and fought even harder to have bank records released which showed that they'd been paying reporters, and the US individuals tied to it, plead the fifth or refused to show.

Here's Snopes on Russian involvement with this farce:
Using snopes? Really? After all the times they've been caught "slanting" issues, including issues which are actually black and white because it makes democrats look bad. Who's the low information voter? The person relying on someone else to tell them "what the facts are" or the person who wants the information released so it can sink or swim on it's own.

I can't remember a single time you were right, and not just regurgitating what The_Donald, KotakuInAction, or your favorite white male screaming at a YouTube camera told you to think.

I do, however, remember you defending Pizzagate, so I'm not certain why anyone here bothers. Maybe they don't remember you were a Pizzagater.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 23, 2018, 17:42 Beamer
In fairness, China already tariffs the hell out of what we make. We can't even make things in China to sell both here and China in the same factory - goods made in the free trade zone can't be sold locally without paying a 25% tariff.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2018, 13:15 Beamer
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 13:09:
Blue, it is a good thing you love that woman -- otherwise you'd probably have to kill her.

Better to decide now than immediately after moving.
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News Comments > John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie?
6. Re: John Cena to Star in Duke Nukem Movie? Jan 23, 2018, 11:15 Beamer
Desalus wrote on Jan 23, 2018, 11:08:
Who cares about Duke Nukem anymore? A Duke Nukem movie sounds like an instant flop and a big waste of money.

If played seriously, yes. He's a parody of something long since dead.

If played as a parody... maybe it could work. We'll see. Set it in the 80s and do it cleverly, instead of "80s are SOOOOOO funny!" and it could play well.

I still think DNF should have been Duke, now in his 40s, struggling in a world that left him behind. But doubt that'd be a very good movie. Still doubt a serious film would be good, as well.
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 System Specs
13. Re: Far Cry 5 System Specs Jan 23, 2018, 10:14 Beamer
My computer is 2 years old. I think I told the story here, but I skimped on the processor some to keep other components, but ended up having to keep replacing things and ended up with a $1100 rig. I know the processor is a Haswell, but I couldn't tell you if it's a 4590 or 4670 or whathaveyou. I think 4590. The GPU is a 970.

Sad to see that already "recommended." I knew I was buying at the exact wrong time (my old PC died, so I didn't have much choice.)
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2018, 13:16 Beamer
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 13:02:
A congestion plan never works, because it is based on an absolutely faulty premise. The idea behind a congestion plan is that people will choose not to be in traffic during peak hours if there's a price to pay for it.

The operative word here, of course, being CHOOSE. As if people CHOOSE to stand in fucking traffic for hours on end if they had any other option. Hint to all government imbeciles the world over: People sit in traffic because THEIR JOBS FORCE THEM TO SIT IN TRAFFIC AT THAT TIME.

By and large, charging 20 bucks a day to sit in traffic means the poor schlub that has to go to work just has ~430 bucks a month less to spend on other things. Not that he/she is going to go "Oh, I guess I'll take public transport them."

Sure, some few might, but the large majority of people who are in rush hour traffic have no other choice but to sit there. And all this congestion charge does is levy taxes on people who have no other choice. As it did in every other town where it's been tried.

So, well done, Cuomo. You fucking moron.

Very little NYC traffic is commuter traffic, relative to other cities. Parking alone costs too much, and takes too long to get to, as well as in and out of. A monthly spot in Manhattan is $300 in undesirable areas, and goes up rapidly from there. If people don't live in Manhattan, they typically commute to the rail system, or a bus, as it's much cheaper and faster.

So this would largely hit commercial, tourists, and the already wealthy. If the money was funneled into improving the subway and rails, I'd be mostly ok with it.
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: Op Ed Jan 22, 2018, 11:00 Beamer
panbient wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 10:30:
Did this press release really include the text to a link for another article?

Or is there some kind of link between RS Siege and Far Cry 5?

That was a sidebar in the article, linking to similar articles. Looks like a copy and paste error.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2018, 10:30 Beamer
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 10:11:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2018, 09:54:
Ah, yes, the congestion plan. Because it has done miracles for London's traffic problems...

My problem with these sorts of plans is it only improves things for the rich as usual. Like the article said, more mass transit is what's required. That should be the major focus of every major city. Keep building and don't ever stop. Integrate an entire network of trains and subways and LRTs through the city and out to the burbs and on. It's the only way people will ever get out of their cars. It's way faster, easier and cheaper for me to drive into the city than it is to take transit. Like magnitudes easier. People who live in the snowbelt don't want to stand around in the winter waiting for buses. And why on earth would I take a train into town when A) they run so infrequently - major waste of my time B) they cost twice as much as driving and parking?

Problem is, NYC isn't in charge of its mass transit. The subways are controlled by Albany, which means every single voter in New York has a say in whether the subway gets more funding. Which is why the subway never gets more funding.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 20, 2018, 08:07 Beamer
Ozmodan wrote on Jan 20, 2018, 07:13:
Google is doing themselves a disservice trying to make everyone conform to their philosophy. Some of the best tech has come from a diversity of viewpoints.

This movement to avert offending anyone just seems counter productive.

Was reading the other day that some schools are pushing against kids having best friends. They are even sending out letters to parents that birthday parties should include all kids in the class. I don't know about you, but there are a lot of people out there that I don't want to be friends with including some I work with. That does not mean I treat them any differently when I work with them.

Google didn't force anything. He published a post distributed to all coworkers, saying 30% of them were less suited for the job genetically.

They didn't fire him for not conforming but for distributing that.
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 19, 2018, 16:19 Beamer
jdreyer wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 15:44:
Cutter wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 10:21:
No they won't. The cockroaches thing is a myth.

They have specific adaptations that make it nearly guaranteed they survive a nuclear Holocaust.

- They are resistant to radiation effects and the genetic damage it causes.

- They evolve extremely rapidly, moreso than other insects

- Their gut chemistry is such that they can digest nearly any form of organic matter.

- Females are capable of producing offspring parthenogenetically. They don't need males.

- They can thrive in nearly any climate

- They live in nearly every corner of every continent

But they'd still have to welcome their new Water Bear Overlords.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: etc. Jan 18, 2018, 09:51 Beamer
deqer wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 23:47:
Or you could just let your employees work from home, since that's the world we live in now. I'm tech and work for a company that takes security seriously as we handle extremely sensitive data, and yet through our IT department and simple software, we're able to keep all employee laptops secure when working remotely.

There's really no excuse, only bad reasons that your manager keeps you in the office.

Employees don't get paid enough to lose their time and money for the commute they have to do, not to mention the risks involved with that commute.

Unless you work in a silo, you will never be as effective at home than in the office. You need to be at meetings (conference calls and video calls are infinitely worse), and you need to be able to do hallway talks, whatever. Not only does it build trust and bonds, but it's a huge part of where innovation comes from.

If you have a job that you really work independently of anyone else, or if you have a job with zero room for innovation, it can work. Otherwise, you need to be in the office more often than not. There's a big reason why most of the "work anywhere" companies of the late 00s have reversed those policies and started bringing their employees back in.
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News Comments > Epic on the Future of Paragon
2. Re: Epic on the Future of Paragon Jan 17, 2018, 12:13 Beamer
This type of transparency can be counter-intuitive. While the corest of the core may try to recruit new players, anyone else reading it will see the writing on the wall and decide it isn't worth investing time.

That said, I'm impressed Epic continues. I never see Paragon discussed (though I mostly only discuss games here.) Clearly they committed for a good amount of time. And have tried making some significant changes to make it something fun.

Their strategy seems to be sort of Early Access - release something, and refine with community involvement. I see pros and cons, but I generally like how they're doing it. Is UE4 still getting any attention?
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success
14. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success Jan 17, 2018, 09:07 Beamer
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 06:01:
Osc8r wrote on Jan 17, 2018, 01:20:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 19:17:
Osc8r wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 16:15:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 05:14:
Osc8r wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 00:31:
Ranger55 wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 21:06:
BR on PC is fun... until you run into cheaters, which doesn't take very long. Although, I've found I can mostly avoid them by joining matches with PS4 friends.

3-4 months ago i would have agreed with you, but i hardly come across any stripties anymore.

Hell, i just did a quick look and there's very few public hacks that support fortnite now and the ones that do are generally detected anyway.

That's one area they have actually done a pretty good job at, but they really needed to, seeing they are F2P and were infected with them not so long ago.

PUBG could definitely learn a thing or two from Epic in this regard.

That said i'm having a break until they fix their shooting mechanics... the RNG/Bloom drives me nuts.

I also wish they'd bring back the explosive only mode, the regular mode is starting to get a stale with all the campers and base builders which they seems to be encouraging more and more with each patch.
Its a UE4 game. That means there are dozens of cheats for it. Even if you dont find them.
I just did a quick search and as I said, there are dozens of recent ones.
Not to mention, if you get banned in this game, you simply create a new account and are able to play again in a matter of minutes.

But I do agree on their RNG crap. Shortly before I uninstalled it, I shot someone with a golden SCAR 6 times from medium range and all shots missed, even though he didnt move and I aimed perfectly and even crouched while doing it. He turned around, shot at me 3 times with an M16, all of them hit and I was dead with full health and shield.
I have no issues killing people close up or with a sniper, where this RNG doesnt make much difference, but using assault rifles from medium to long range, is just cancer.
From videos Ive seen that people with controller hit far better with it than people who play with mouse/keyboard.

Funny, the game has been my pretty much go to game since it was released.

6 months ago the game was infested with hacks (streamers were quitting, forum was full of complaints, and i was enountering them constantly) then Epic changed their detection methods and added battleye amongst other things. Script kiddies pretty much disappeared from that point forward.

You may find plenty of UE4 hacks out there, but i guarantee the vast majority of them are detected in fortnite. You will be lucky to get 5 minutes into a match before they get banned - sure, they can make a new account and hop back in but they'll get banned just as quick. The kiddies will get sick of this pretty quickly.

Yeah, their combat update / bloom removal looks promising... so i will check back in once that makes it onto their limited time mode as the RNG BS is by far my biggest complaint with the game now.

TBH explosive only mode ruined the game for me, it had no RNG, it had no campers, it was just all fast paced mayhem... and now it's gone. The regular mode now feels so slow with random combat mechanics to boot.

They are hardly detected nowadays. People are hiding them better. They can only be detected if the system knows them. A few changes and they dont know them anymore. Same problem in PUBG, which also uses Battleye. If they were detected, they wouldnt even be able to enter a game or would be banned right after they join a game. In these hacking threads, which you can easily find via Google, they all say "undetected" and have a recent date.

You can see in plenty of recent "cheater videos" that they arent detected until someone reports them while they watch that cheater do his thing. Only a few minutes after reporting they get banned. That implies someone living is actually sorting out these cheaters. And of course cheaters notice that quickly and try to hide it better, as I said.
But that also means they wont be banned instantly again, if they make a new account, because they werent banned because the system detected their hacks, but because some admin saw them playing, obviously cheating.

Yes, they actually are detected. Most of them don't even bother supporting fortnite anymore, but hey, knock yourself out and let us know how you get on.

Reporting does squat, it's their auto detection methods that have been doing the damage as seen by all the people why get banned before they even land or get to fire a shot (nothing to do with admins).

The truth of the matter is, nobody who has played fornite in the last 2-3 months complains about hackers... they just aren't a problem anymore.

PUBG on the other hand...

Well, I just told you facts you can easily check for yourself. But you tucking tail now means you know it, but you dont want to admit your mistake.

You dont even realize that you actually think that Battleye detects hacks perfectly in one game, but not in the other. Both very popular games, and the one you claim where it detects them, is actually a F2P game, while, as you should know very well as a veteran, that F2P games always were the most cheater infested games ever.

Good one though... "nobody complains about hackers", "they just arent a problem anymore" in a F2P UE4 online game. Seriously, I laughed quite a while.

Searching "fortnite cheater" on YouTube and sorting by upload date gives a good amount of hits from yesterday alone. I don't know if it's actual cheating or people whining about being killed, but yeah, there certainly seems to be people on there now being accused of cheating very regularly.
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