Jim wrote on May 21, 2022, 18:42:JRR Tolkien died in 1973. The first product of that licensing deal (the Hobbit cartoon) didn't come out until 1977.
Tolkein had only licensed Lord of the rings and the hobbit, and he was shocked by what was done with the franchises.
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 16, 2022, 20:31:From what I read, ProtonVPN and ProtonMail are blocked in China, so I don't think this guy had that out.
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
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 16, 2022, 20:37: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).
I guess we can claim Custer's Revenge from 1983 was the first semi-accurate physical representation of a woman in-game.
jacobvandy wrote on May 16, 2022, 16:03: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?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."
theglaze wrote on May 10, 2022, 20:06: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.Join Microsoft Solitaire's celebration of 32 years of fun.I'm more of Freecell kind of gamer
LOC wrote on May 5, 2022, 23:29:I think the FTC is also investigating the Microsoft Activision/Blizzard deal.
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?
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 4, 2022, 21:28: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.
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.
Tom wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 14:24:House Ordos first appeared in the non-canon Dune Encyclopedia.
Ordos was a Dune II invention and this game doesn't appear to be related to previous Dune games.
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 26, 2022, 13:48: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.
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.
roguebanshee wrote on Apr 22, 2022, 15:26:It doesn't look like he's necessarily advocating for that, just for Apple to keep its Lightning connectors.Earlyworm wrote on Apr 21, 2022, 18:30:The various types of USB are industry standard. The Lightning connector is a proprietary Apple invention.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.
Telling every corporation that makes electronic devices they have to pay license fees to Apple is a non-starter.
SMITE wrote on Apr 22, 2022, 15:33:While true, gameplay trailers for turn-based games usually aren't a whole lot more valuable to me than screenshots.
Trailer appears to consist entirely of cut scenes. Trailers without gameplay are a waste of time IMO.
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 19, 2022, 12:36:When I look, I see Classic and Souls-Like are there, but the others aren't. Hack and Slash is also missing.Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 19, 2022, 12:23:Things that game is not in red
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*
Indie, Science, Classic, First-Person, FPS, Multiplayer, Female Protagonist, Violent, Gore, Sexual Content, Nudity, Hack and Slash, Short, Mature, Souls-like, Hentai
Armengar wrote on Apr 16, 2022, 15:26: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.
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.
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 14, 2022, 09:55:When I tried it at initial release, it was pretty mixed.
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.
fujiJuice wrote on Apr 11, 2022, 17:50: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?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.
Sepharo wrote on Apr 7, 2022, 16:57: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?
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.
Darks wrote on Apr 6, 2022, 13:58:That's what the RT stands for, yes...
Real Time is the ONLY way to play an RTS game.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 1, 2022, 12:01: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.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.