User information for Jason Smith Spencer

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Jason Smith Spencer
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Wolfen
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January 23, 2003
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Re: No Man's Sky Frontiers Update
Sep 1, 2021, 17:50
Wolfen
 
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Re: No Man's Sky Frontiers Update Sep 1, 2021, 17:50
Sep 1, 2021, 17:50
 Wolfen
 
Still waiting for my left-handed VR support.
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free
Aug 30, 2021, 01:54
Wolfen
 
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free Aug 30, 2021, 01:54
Aug 30, 2021, 01:54
 Wolfen
 
anonymous anonymous wrote on Aug 29, 2021, 21:52:
With the recent scandal involving Activison I'm surprised people here are promoting such a mysogynistic game series as Leisure Suit Larry without virtue signaling how problematic the game was. Your rules. Tsk, tsk.

Are you trolling? Have you ever played these games? Are you one of those folks who just read a headline and is then an expert on a matter?
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Re: No Man's Sky Turning Five; Frontiers Add-on Revealed
Aug 10, 2021, 09:01
Wolfen
 
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Re: No Man's Sky Turning Five; Frontiers Add-on Revealed Aug 10, 2021, 09:01
Aug 10, 2021, 09:01
 Wolfen
 
And here I am still waiting for that left hand VR support.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 8, 2021, 17:28
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2021, 17:28
Aug 8, 2021, 17:28
 Wolfen
 
fujiJuice wrote on Aug 8, 2021, 16:55:
A suprise and shame to hear about Trevor Moore. Very funny.

Yeah, no kidding on that. That's a real bummer to my morning news.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 2, 2021, 11:36
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2021, 11:36
Aug 2, 2021, 11:36
 Wolfen
 
Look at all those "Thanks Wolfen"'s from so long ago haha. Man. Like watching the years leap through my different game jobs too. I love ya blue. Been my homepage since the late 90's.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 23, 2021, 04:20
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2021, 04:20
Jun 23, 2021, 04:20
 Wolfen
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 22:14:
Wolfen wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 21:53:
Bishi wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 18:30:
Wolfen wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 17:48:
I still remember downloading qtest on some slow arse modem. Waiting hours for that thing to download. Then loading it up and me and my friends heads nearly exploding at how amazing that looked back then. The first level editor I saw... TED and having no clue what to do even though I had done Doom and Duke editing because my brain couldn't handle 3D editing yet. Then moving on to Worldcraft editor. I can't believe it's been 25 years.

Likewise. Quake was the first thing that made me buy a graphics card, i was completely hooked. Not sure if we've ever had a revolution like it in gaming. Also the first game I modded, same year, a whole new universe of potential and great tooling. I wish every game now had a great modding mentality!
To be honest the last 10 years have been so unexciting compared to 1995-2005

No kidding. Those modding days are so long gone now. Sure there are still folks modding doom and quake and other games from that era... but the scene was so ALIVE back then. Entire sites dedicated to the stuff. I really miss it.

People that would have been modders are now just making games. The tools are so much more accessible, as is distribution. We have so many more indie games now.

Yup. It's true. But I really miss the community we had back then. Hell I remember when blue was positing the april fools news and me (at qeradiant.com) and the other editor and editing sites were doing this circle of switching our editor names or some silly crap.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 22, 2021, 21:53
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2021, 21:53
Jun 22, 2021, 21:53
 Wolfen
 
Bishi wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 18:30:
Wolfen wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 17:48:
I still remember downloading qtest on some slow arse modem. Waiting hours for that thing to download. Then loading it up and me and my friends heads nearly exploding at how amazing that looked back then. The first level editor I saw... TED and having no clue what to do even though I had done Doom and Duke editing because my brain couldn't handle 3D editing yet. Then moving on to Worldcraft editor. I can't believe it's been 25 years.

Likewise. Quake was the first thing that made me buy a graphics card, i was completely hooked. Not sure if we've ever had a revolution like it in gaming. Also the first game I modded, same year, a whole new universe of potential and great tooling. I wish every game now had a great modding mentality!
To be honest the last 10 years have been so unexciting compared to 1995-2005

No kidding. Those modding days are so long gone now. Sure there are still folks modding doom and quake and other games from that era... but the scene was so ALIVE back then. Entire sites dedicated to the stuff. I really miss it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 22, 2021, 17:48
Wolfen
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2021, 17:48
Jun 22, 2021, 17:48
 Wolfen
 
I still remember downloading qtest on some slow arse modem. Waiting hours for that thing to download. Then loading it up and me and my friends heads nearly exploding at how amazing that looked back then. The first level editor I saw... TED and having no clue what to do even though I had done Doom and Duke editing because my brain couldn't handle 3D editing yet. Then moving on to Worldcraft editor. I can't believe it's been 25 years.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
Jun 8, 2021, 11:04
 Wolfen
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 8, 2021, 04:37:
Wolfen wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:20:
1badmf wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:13:
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.

Sometimes they mess with the FOV in a bad way. Outer Worlds comes to mind.


very rarely. MOST games, like jeff was saying? that makes no sense to me, that's not even close to the truth.

Like I said. Sometimes. I wouldn't say most either. It's my 32:9 that has more problems than the standard Ultrawides haha.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
Jun 7, 2021, 21:20
 Wolfen
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 21:13:
JeffD wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 15:52:
I really liked my ultra wide screen, but MOST games do not give you an improved experience where you get additional FOV, instead they crop the top and bottom REDUCING what you see over 16x9. Also cinematics are often displayed in 16x9. This is because UI elements like rendered weapons/hands/arms are modeled in a 16x9 view port and expanding outside of that could show broken or unintended artifacting of the models. Same with cinematics, they are framed in 16x9 and expanding outside of that could yield disappearing actors, or actors improperly animated because they were not intended to be seen.

not my experience at all. any game that says it supports ultrawide, doesn't stretch or letterbox the image, and that's most games i've played the last few years. in fact every game. i can't think of a single game in recent memory that was stretched or letterboxed dating back at least to 2014's dragon age 3.

Sometimes they mess with the FOV in a bad way. Outer Worlds comes to mind.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
Jun 7, 2021, 17:29
 Wolfen
 
I've had a CRG9 (32:9) for a couple years now. It's pretty hit or miss with games using that 32:9 res. Modern games that don't support it really annoy me. I end up just using 16:9 when they don't have proper support. I don't mind having the black bars on the sides. Biggest annoyance is when it's a UI heavy dependent game (like a sim game or something) and I have to turn my head left to click on things or look at things.But since I am also a game dev... I love this thing for that part. No monitor splits, just one giant screen for everything when I am messing with my game dev toys.
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October
May 29, 2021, 18:21
Wolfen
 
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October May 29, 2021, 18:21
May 29, 2021, 18:21
 Wolfen
 
Lord Tea wrote on May 29, 2021, 18:11:
Epic Games store exclusive. Thats great because it means i’ll get the game on Steam for under $10 as soon as available. No buy until these conditions are met.

Yeah. Not a fan of the EGS exclusive stuff.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
May 6, 2021, 17:50
Wolfen
 
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Re: Morning Metaverse May 6, 2021, 17:50
May 6, 2021, 17:50
 Wolfen
 
Yeah. The liveleak thing threw me for a loop yesterday. I thought my VPN was being hijacked in the middle or something. If anyone is interested in an alternative you can check out leakreality. Just uhhh... you know... it's as bad if not worse than live leak. I tend to avoid the comments section entirely. The racism is sickening. Of course it was also terrible on liveleak.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
Wolfen
 
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
Apr 10, 2021, 18:36
 Wolfen
 
Bummer on the Harmony remotes. I actually have a few of these and love them. Supposedly they will maintain the software and database... but I just don't see that happening for very long.
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Re: Atari's Game Plan
Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
Wolfen
 
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Re: Atari's Game Plan Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
Apr 7, 2021, 23:47
 Wolfen
 
Silent Bob wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 23:03:
Dev wrote on Apr 7, 2021, 22:20:
Ahhhh blockchain. The magic way to rake in millions from investors

And don't forget Atari Hotels. Coming soon!

The whole thing reeks of so much despiration that you can't help but laugh. Enjoy your trip to bankruptcy guys. Maybe the next owners of the Atari brand will have some better ideas.

Sadly I did LOL when I read this news. I mean really... I would love to see some Atari classics come to life in a new modern way... but it too often fails even with companies that have way more money than these folk.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
Wolfen
 
2.
Re: Out of the Blue Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
Apr 3, 2021, 18:29
 Wolfen
 
I appreciate the "The Police" reference.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
Mar 25, 2021, 20:54
 Wolfen
 
Wolfen wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:25:
RogueSix wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:13:
I don't get it. TW Rome first came out in 2004. Which 2013 version is the newsbit referring to?

Rome 2 it appears.

The report is wonky because yea. You caught that. 2013 was Rome 2 release and 2004 was Rome 1. Anyway, if it's Rome 1... great.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
Mar 25, 2021, 17:25
 Wolfen
 
RogueSix wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 17:13:
I don't get it. TW Rome first came out in 2004. Which 2013 version is the newsbit referring to?

Rome 2 it appears.
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month
Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
Wolfen
 
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Re: Total War: ROME REMASTERED Next Month Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
Mar 25, 2021, 16:59
 Wolfen
 
Prez wrote on Mar 25, 2021, 15:39:
Medieval 2 was my personal favorite. Until the plague hit... then I hated it. But once the plague was over it went back to being my favorite.

Yes. Medieval 2 was great. Rome was also pretty good. Probably my two favs that ever came from these guys.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
Wolfen
 
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
Mar 23, 2021, 19:46
 Wolfen
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 23, 2021, 11:48:
Report: Discord is looking for a buyer, price tag could exceed $10 billion.
Nooooooo! Discord was such a breath of fresh air compared to, well, every other similar software (Teamspeak, Ventrillo, Mumble, Skype, etc). Anyone willing to pay that much money for it is guaranteed to restrict it, monetize it to hell, and ultimately ruin it.

That said, I believe the underlying tech is open-source, so hopefully someone would fork it or build an alternative.

They will. And one will become great... and the cycle will begin again until the fad is over and something new comes along.
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