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Re: Quoteworthy
May 21, 2022, 18:53
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Re: Quoteworthy May 21, 2022, 18:53
May 21, 2022, 18:53
 
Jim wrote on May 21, 2022, 18:42:
Tolkein had only licensed Lord of the rings and the hobbit, and he was shocked by what was done with the franchises.
JRR Tolkien died in 1973. The first product of that licensing deal (the Hobbit cartoon) didn't come out until 1977.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
May 17, 2022, 12:37
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 17, 2022, 12:37
May 17, 2022, 12:37
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 16, 2022, 20:31:
Dude went about this the entirely wrong way.

Let's say you're just absolutely Hell bent on doing this:

1. Buy a Raspberry PI and preconfigure it with SSH access.
2. Sign up for a free ProtonVPN account.
3. Using the ProtonVPN account, sign up for a free ProtonMail account.
4. Again, using the ProtonVPN account, rent a cheap $5 or less VPS for a month with your new ProtonMail account. Pay in whatever method is most anonymous
(snip)
From what I read, ProtonVPN and ProtonMail are blocked in China, so I don't think this guy had that out.
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Re: Morning Interviews
May 16, 2022, 23:06
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Re: Morning Interviews May 16, 2022, 23:06
May 16, 2022, 23:06
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 16, 2022, 20:37:
I guess we can claim Custer's Revenge from 1983 was the first semi-accurate physical representation of a woman in-game.
There were some slightly earlier adult games by PlayAround games. And there were a few other women in non-porn games, for a given value of "semi-accurate": Lois Lane in Superman (1978) and Pauline in Donkey Kong (1982).
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Re: MultiVersus Closed Alpha This Week; Open Beta in July
May 16, 2022, 16:57
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Re: MultiVersus Closed Alpha This Week; Open Beta in July May 16, 2022, 16:57
May 16, 2022, 16:57
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 16, 2022, 16:03:
Bill Borre wrote on May 16, 2022, 15:43:
I was surprised WB considers kids familiar with Game of Thrones. I haven't seen the show and only read a little of the first novel but what I read did not seem appropriate for children.

As mentioned, the game is rated 'T' for Teen, it isn't meant for "the children."
She does seem kind of out of place alongside the other characters, though. DC is often grimdark and edgy, so it could go either way for Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Harley Quinn, but most of the rest haven't been anywhere near a sex scene, a beheading or language harsher than "friggin'" or "sucks". I think one of the newer Scooby Doo shows had appeal to older audiences and included references to media like Hellraiser, but does anyone over the age of eight care about Taz or Tom and Jerry?
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Re: Evening Gatherings & Events
May 11, 2022, 05:06
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Re: Evening Gatherings & Events May 11, 2022, 05:06
May 11, 2022, 05:06
 
theglaze wrote on May 10, 2022, 20:06:
Join Microsoft Solitaire's celebration of 32 years of fun.
I'm more of Freecell kind of gamer
Freecell has been part of the Solitaire Collection that's included with Windows since Windows 10 -- it comes with Klondike (the old solitaire), Freecell, Spider and two other games. But it's kind of inexplicably terrible. It's buggy (froze up on me twice just now testing it), slow and ridden with 30-second ads. I don't know why they still keep trying to convince people that they're taking PC gaming seriously this time for real THEY SWEAR when they're still screwing up something as basic as solitaire.
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Re: FTC Investigating Sony/Bungie Deal
May 6, 2022, 00:12
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Re: FTC Investigating Sony/Bungie Deal May 6, 2022, 00:12
May 6, 2022, 00:12
 
LOC wrote on May 5, 2022, 23:29:
So wait, the FTC is fine with Microsoft buying Activision/Blizzard but seemingly not ok with Sony buying Bungie? That seems a little bit one sided to me, since Activision/Blizzard is a huge publisher and Bungie is - a game development studio that happens to currently self-publish their own game IP I guess? How does one compare Acti/Blizz to Bungie then?
I think the FTC is also investigating the Microsoft Activision/Blizzard deal.

https://www.bluesnews.com/s/244783/ftc-reviewing-microsoft-activision-deal
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/246266/ftc-requests-further-microsoft-activision-merger-details
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/246589/us-senators-express-microsoft-activision-merger-concerns
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 4, 2022, 22:55
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 4, 2022, 22:55
May 4, 2022, 22:55
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 4, 2022, 21:28:
I can honestly say that I have not had a lick of trouble with AMD's drivers with either my 5700XT or my 6900XT on Linux or Windows.
Didn't you used to complain about the Windows drivers for the 5700XT, a lot? A stuttering issue that took a long time to resolve, and general low marks for AMD's Windows team? I thought you told someone not to build an AMD CPU/GPU system a few years ago for this reason.
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Re: Steam Top 10
May 1, 2022, 20:53
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Re: Steam Top 10 May 1, 2022, 20:53
May 1, 2022, 20:53
 
For the life of me I can't understand how Riahderymnmaddog has been able to get people who have been around for like 20 years to keep responding to his troll posts. It's good that angry, indignant responses bring him joy, because he's tapped into a neverending source.
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Re: Dune Spice Wars Early Access
Apr 26, 2022, 14:31
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Re: Dune Spice Wars Early Access Apr 26, 2022, 14:31
Apr 26, 2022, 14:31
 
Tom wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 14:24:
Ordos was a Dune II invention and this game doesn't appear to be related to previous Dune games.
House Ordos first appeared in the non-canon Dune Encyclopedia.
EDIT: Beaten.
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Re: Completely random question:
Apr 26, 2022, 14:00
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Re: Completely random question: Apr 26, 2022, 14:00
Apr 26, 2022, 14:00
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 13:48:
Was reading an ESPN article about Emma Raducanu changing coaches, in the article is this quote:

"I feel the best direction for my development is to transition to a new training model 7:51 with the LTA supporting in the interim."

What the hell is the training model 7:51? Is this some kind of weird typo? If useful information can be found on it via Google, my Googling skills were not up to the task.
Probably a time mark for a video or audio recording of the interview? I see lots of Google hits for the quote without "7:51", so probably just a typo in that it didn't get deleted.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 22, 2022, 16:14
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 22, 2022, 16:14
Apr 22, 2022, 16:14
 
roguebanshee wrote on Apr 22, 2022, 15:26:
Earlyworm wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 18:30:
USB Type-C Connector Could Become the Standard for All Device Thanks to EU.

I hope not, lightning connector is so much better form factor. Never understood why the USB-C port design needed to have a fragile middle on the device itself, which makes it a pain to repair if it breaks. The lightning port is much more robust, where the part that is most likely to break is the cable which you can just replace for under $10.
The various types of USB are industry standard. The Lightning connector is a proprietary Apple invention.

Telling every corporation that makes electronic devices they have to pay license fees to Apple is a non-starter.
It doesn't look like he's necessarily advocating for that, just for Apple to keep its Lightning connectors.
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Necrons Released
Apr 22, 2022, 16:12
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Re: Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector - Necrons Released Apr 22, 2022, 16:12
Apr 22, 2022, 16:12
 
SMITE wrote on Apr 22, 2022, 15:33:
Trailer appears to consist entirely of cut scenes. Trailers without gameplay are a waste of time IMO.
While true, gameplay trailers for turn-based games usually aren't a whole lot more valuable to me than screenshots.

That said, the trailer attached to Blue's article appears to be for the base game, and dates from July. The Steam page for the Necron DLC has its own video, also found on Slitherine's YouTube channel, which is more of a "get to know the Necrons" video than a trailer.
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Re: GOG.com Adds Filters
Apr 19, 2022, 12:57
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Re: GOG.com Adds Filters Apr 19, 2022, 12:57
Apr 19, 2022, 12:57
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 19, 2022, 12:36:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 19, 2022, 12:23:
I'll take your word on it, although my 20 second glance didn't identify the problem. But I had never heard of the game so... *shrug*
Things that game is not in red
Indie, Science, Classic, First-Person, FPS, Multiplayer, Female Protagonist, Violent, Gore, Sexual Content, Nudity, Hack and Slash, Short, Mature, Souls-like, Hentai
When I look, I see Classic and Souls-Like are there, but the others aren't. Hack and Slash is also missing.
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Re: DuckDuckGo removes search results for major pirate websites
Apr 16, 2022, 21:13
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Re: DuckDuckGo removes search results for major pirate websites Apr 16, 2022, 21:13
Apr 16, 2022, 21:13
 
Armengar wrote on Apr 16, 2022, 15:26:
In others you have to demonstrate an actual sale was lost, not just an extrapolation. Easy to defend that a 13 year old with no money was never going to buy a 60 game.
This sounds extremely wonky on the face of it. Do 13 year olds with no money never play $60 games? Isn't it common for parents to buy video games for their kids? There aren't necessarily hundreds of lost sales, but on the other hand it's probably more than zero.
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Re: Get XCOM 2 and Insurmountable for Free
Apr 15, 2022, 14:41
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Re: Get XCOM 2 and Insurmountable for Free Apr 15, 2022, 14:41
Apr 15, 2022, 14:41
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 15, 2022, 13:45:
Is this it? I'm no graphics whore, love Minecraft, but don't know if I could get past that...
No, he's talking about this one.
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Re: No Man's Sky Launches Outlaws Update
Apr 14, 2022, 12:24
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Re: No Man's Sky Launches Outlaws Update Apr 14, 2022, 12:24
Apr 14, 2022, 12:24
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 14, 2022, 09:55:
How is this game in VR. I think they released a VR addition some time ago right? Might just go back and try it for that alone. See if it's worth the fuss.
When I tried it at initial release, it was pretty mixed.

1. Performance was really, really bad. Easily the jankiest thing I've played in VR (although I haven't played MS Flight Simulator; I e expect that might be worse), with tons of pop in and probably single digit frame rates. My CPU probably wasn't up to it (I5-6600K, paired with a 1070). Also it would crash every time I tried to fly to a new planet, (although that was fixed when I tried again last December). I played in VR for a few hours anyway, though.

2. There was also a significant amount of control jank. I didn't really mind the PSVR thing where it expects you to be facing one direction (in real life). There was no way to take screenshots, so those missions couldn't be done in VR (this has been fixed). And the way to move left or right in the wrist menus was to keep selecting the option one over and cancel out, since there's nothing bound to "menu select left/right". I think that hadn't been fixed when I tried it again.

3. On the other hand, it's a much bigger, meatier game than any VR-only game. Kind of the norm. Games like Elite, Subnautica and Skyrim are much more expansive and fleshed out than anything made on a VR-only budget, but they weren't made with VR in mind so the controls and optimization aren't the greatest. It's good to have some of both kinds of games in your VR library.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Apr 11, 2022, 19:56
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Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 11, 2022, 19:56
Apr 11, 2022, 19:56
 
fujiJuice wrote on Apr 11, 2022, 17:50:
WaltSee wrote on Apr 11, 2022, 16:44:
I think that all things considered, the board position gave him considerably less latitude to do a lot of things, including buying more stock. Assuming he doesn't dump his present shares ASAP, here's hoping he has a strategy to bring some brains to Twitter that don't involve high school dropouts censoring posts by MDs, PhDs, Congressmen and Presidents, and then banning those people, too, simply because some clod is "offended" by something he simply doesn't want to hear. The Nazis liked to burn books they didn't agree with; Twitter tries to "burn people," more or less. It never means the censored posts are in any way wrong, it simply means that Twitter staff doesn't want to hear them. It doesn't mean the censored posts are correct, either--but it is difficult to decide whether a post has merit if it has been removed. Man, in some ways, Twitter is the epitome of an intolerant bigot. Free political speech in America is a legal right--for a so-called "social site" to eschew free speech in favor of narrow-mindedness seems practically nuts, imo. Maybe the Twitter staff would feel more comfortable in the CCP or Iran. The Twitter staff sure doesn't appreciate the legal rights that all Americans have from birth, apparently--"freedom of political speech" is a very rare legalism in the world today. Many countries, even in the EU, will jail people who make disparaging public comments about current office holders in those countries. We don't do that in the US.

You are perhaps not aware, but Twitter is entirely a business entity and not subject to "freedom of political speech".

Go down the street to your local grocery store and start yelling at random people and telling the store staff that you wish they were dead. Let me know how far free speech gets you.
He should be entirely aware, because he's the anti-net neutrality guy, and that whole position is based on ISPs exercising their freedom of speech by refusing to carry or deprioritizing whatever data they want. Kavanaugh, a like-minded right-winger, compared it to the editorial discretion of a newspaper. So what's the point of strongarming Twitter or Facebook into anything-goes platforms if ISPs are allowed to block traffic?
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Re: Op Ed
Apr 7, 2022, 17:29
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Re: Op Ed Apr 7, 2022, 17:29
Apr 7, 2022, 17:29
 
Sepharo wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 16:57:
Remake wish list:
-Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

I'm not sure what the hold-up has been. So many other LucasArts SCUMM games have had HD versions and remakes over the years. The gut reaction would be to say it's licensing related... but all the licensing is owned by the same people... and historically that's been the case too.
I think most of their remasters -- I think all of them except the Monkey Island one -- were done by Tim Schafer's company, Double Fine. I don't think he worked on Fate of Atlantis, so maybe Disney doesn't want to touch it since most of the creators have moved on from the industry?
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Early Access This Month
Apr 6, 2022, 14:30
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Re: Dune: Spice Wars Early Access This Month Apr 6, 2022, 14:30
Apr 6, 2022, 14:30
 
Darks wrote on Apr 6, 2022, 13:58:
Real Time is the ONLY way to play an RTS game.
That's what the RT stands for, yes...
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Re: Warhammer 40K: Darktide in September
Apr 1, 2022, 12:33
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Re: Warhammer 40K: Darktide in September Apr 1, 2022, 12:33
Apr 1, 2022, 12:33
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 1, 2022, 12:01:
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 1, 2022, 03:03:
I'm really looking forward to this. Vermintide1 was a lot of fun, I didn't play 2. But these guys make great games. Was really hoping for a rag tag Inquisitorial team to also feature a space marine of some sort, but the purists are all "NOOOO THAT WOULD BE IMBA, THEY ARE TOO POWERFUL"....really? Seriously? In a game where the objective is literally to slaughter hundreds and thousands of enemies, somehow SpaceMarines are too much for the task?

They are too powerful... compared to normal human guardsmen, and even the humanoid guardsmen. Space Marines are bullshit, in terms of game balance. The game is going to be based around the 4 man Guardsman team, even one Space Marine is worth like 300+ Guardsmen going by the lore.
I mean, the tabletop game is right there, where you have both Marines and Guardsmen, and a single Marine can take on... maybe 3 or 4 Guardsmen? People aren't fielding Marines against Guardsmen in a 1:300 ratio. A video game could fudge things the same way.
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