Sigwolf wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 13:01:Yeah, their installation is misleading, which they note as follows:Jivaro wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 14:22:Except it's not... wrt Control. No DLC, it is the standard edition only, not the ultimate edition that includes the DLC.
If you do humble choice, this month is particularly awesome....provided you don't own the headliners already. Control (with all the DLC), Elex, and XCOM Chimera.
(board won't let me embed the url even with the LongURL tag, or include the link as text because "the word is too long", but the info is available right on the humble site in the Control description)
NOTE: When redeeming Control via Steam key, users may see Control Ultimate Edition in their Steam library and during installation. Please disregard the Ultimate Edition title as the Steam key will only grant Control Standard Edition.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 05:49:I think the common sentiment in other EU countries and abroad is that French courts are stupid and corrupt, just total garbage courts that produce garbage rulings.
Also, hopefully the French courts understand what exactly the fuck happened, I'm sure it'll get a lot more technical in court.
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 15:39:Orogogus wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 14:56:Which clearly isn't true.
His answer seems to be that elites don't generally get special treatment-- they get the same broadband options available to everyone else. And outside of this case I haven't really heard of any instances where broadband rollouts were made to conform to the residences of telecom executives or politicians.I'm pretty sure there is a reoccurring problem of rich neighborhoods getting better treatment from all kinds of organizations, government and otherwise. That said, it is possible the Bell CEO really had nothing to do with the selection of that site, nor did the fact he lived there. But I'd be willing to bet the fact it was a rich neighborhood was a factor.
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 14:44:His answer seems to be that elites don't generally get special treatment -- they get the same broadband options available to everyone else. And outside of this case I haven't really heard of any instances where broadband rollouts were made to conform to the residences of telecom executives or politicians.eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:47:I don't understand your response. I was questioning how "the elites get it all and the rest of us get F'd" was any different in Canada than anywhere else in the world.Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:43:In the rest of the world everyone gets shit internet and money doesn't solve that, because regulations and bureaucracy.... still stuck on unmetered 12mbit or metered cable.... and the reasons are multitudinousCutter wrote on Mar 1, 2021, 13:33:And how is that different from the rest of the world?
That's Canada in a nutshell. We still live under a feudal system where the elites get it all and the rest of us get F'd in the A.
Socal Coachman wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 19:56:ColoradoHoudini wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 17:46:
All this for a virus with a 99.98% recovery rate for the majority of us - assuming you even get it-, but we arent allowed to self-police and need to shut down everything so they can have a great reset. YAY. Anyone seen he common cold these days? regular seasonal flu?
vaccine - couldve handed out HCQ as we all knew worked, and was safe. It's a preventative and early treatment with a good success rate, and dirt cheap! Also it's so strange that the media continues to ignore the data and even had to retract their original and misguided stances.
Congratulations, you haven't had the experience of knowing anyone who died of covid. My mother died of it along with a friend of mine. As far as HCQ, please get better advice than from some politician playing doctor. This is from the same guy who thought it was a good idea to inject bleach into the body.
There is also side effects of Covid. My cousin also had covid last march....she still says food smell/taste like charcoal at best and at worst smells/taste like shit. Maybe works as a good diet plan but takes a lot of joy out of eating.
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 27, 2021, 01:01:I assume they'll be DLC. I think they already have tables for Clone Wars and Ep 7 & 8 in either FX3 or the Switch game.
Haha! I like how this got greenlighted, but they made sure to skip Episodes 1,2,3 and 7,8,9. Bravo for cutting your losses, faceless Star Wars upper management.
Saboth wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 21:58:I never got very far into the game, but I don't think it's like that. I think when you die, you start a new character and can keep some incremental progress. And I think the Lovecraft stuff leans more towards his dream stuff than straight horror and insanity.
I picked it up, but is this one of those hyper-stressful games like Darkest Dungeon or Dark Souls? I love Lovecraftian stuff, but I don't like brutally punishing games so much these days. I get enough brutal punishment at work.
Bill Borre wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 11:37:
Is this the same demo that was available previously?
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 25, 2021, 02:25:I think the general LGBT position agrees that sexual orientation is something you're born with. It's the Bible thumpers that say it's a (wrong) choice.jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:52:Jivaro wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 15:33:
I understand their sentiment and appreciate it for it's intention.....but I am skeptical. Hopefully it turns out as intended I guess.
If they build a tolerant environment, shouldn't their wish just happen naturally? Just don't tolerate misogynist and homophobic assholes, and the rest takes care of itself.
Speaking of which, I saw this today and found it interesting:
1 in 6 Gen Z adults are LGBT. And this number could continue to grow.
I don't buy it. Call me oldf-ashioned but I believe that sexual orientation is mostly decided by biology. We are animals after all, thinking ones, but sex is something that is instinctive to us. We don't choose our sexual orientation we are born with it. If that article is factual, then these kids are just caving in to the social norms that are imposed upon them today. It's not only acceptable to be LGBT today, it's actually COOL.
Hornet303 wrote on Feb 23, 2021, 13:12:Fion wrote on Feb 23, 2021, 12:44:
Nice. Day's Gone is supposedly really good.
For anyone wondering why Sony is suddenly starting to release PS4 games on PC, well it's because they are missing out on the biggest game market in the world otherwise. For the last several years in a row now, PC games have outsold all console game sales combined.
I was under the impression this is opposite. Can you link me to any articles giving these details? I've always been interested in platform populations.
Despite the growth in PC gaming, consoles still make up a larger portion of the gaming market. Consoles account for 30% of the 2019 global gaming market at $45.3 billion. PCs fall slightly behind with 24% market share or $35.3 billion. Mobile, which weâll discuss shortly, represents the biggest market with 46% share or $68.2 billion.
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 21:10:Winter numbers rather than year-round, I think.
Huh. I wonder where the other reports were getting there 9-10% figures from. *shrug* Whatever.
Blockenstein wrote on Feb 22, 2021, 10:43:I haven't looked at their roadmap, but I think Epic has implemented cloud saves, DLC, wishlists, refunds and a download manager in the last few years. So they must have achieved some of their goals.
The features you dismissed with your "gimme a break" comment are exactly why games on EGS are sub-standard. Epic laid out a roadmap almost two years ago laying out all the features they would bring to EGS 'soon', which included most of the standard things everyone expects from a modern digital storefront. They missed every milestone and never delivered on any of it. If your game and/or platform is lacking features that are standard everywhere else, then by definition your product is sub-standard. That is literally what it means.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 18:42:I can't speak to the Legos, but I know a lot people dislike Walmart having Transformers exclusives.
4) I provided a more modern example with Lego, which happens annually with Walmart and Target.
Beamer wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 12:18:
Even if EGS hit parity with Steam, you think you'd go there? You already have Steam installed on your computer. You already have a large library of games on it. You have friends, you have screenshots, you have achievements, you have cards that got crafted or whatever stuff they've done in sales. You have all your time spent in games. Everything in one place.
Getting someone to switch from that is near impossible. Parity alone does not do it. Not to mention, Steam has had 17 years to build its features, along with billions upon billions of revenue to reinvest.
You complain about a "spoiled rich kid," but can't give a single real reason why anyone would go to them instead of Steam if they simply had parity, and you also seem to misunderstand how hard it is to get to parity. I'm not asking you to do they're job, I'm asking you to give a suggestion for how they beat Steam if they are selling the same exact products at the same exact prices (remember, retailers don't control the pricing on these storefronts) with Steam having a 17 year head start.
1badmf wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 22:31:I think Ronda's politics attract the same flak (she expressed anti-trans views, and retweeted a Sandy Hook conspiracy video, which she later apologized for), and people also thought her performance in the latest Mortal Kombat game wasn't great.
my guess, she was going to be a main character in the new series Star Wars Rangers of the Republic. ranger has the connotation of frontier lawman, as in the texas rangers of wild west fame, and at one point in season 2 of mando she got a badge and re-upped with the republic. now she's gone, but she'll be easily replaceable other than her screen presence. she was a terrible actress but her physicality was unique. maybe they'll cast another former MMA queen rhonda rousey. i have no idea if she can act, but that doesn't seem to matter.
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 11, 2021, 20:55:That's Fall Guys.
I have a vague memory of some other game similar to this where it was like a 100 person at a time obstacle course or this an update to that game?
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 20:22:And what would you expect to see if it had been lung cancer that killed him? That he'd be in a hospital bed, or tottering around in pain, for months in a steady decline? One study shows median length of terminal hospital stays at 21 days (for people who didn't die in their first stay). This study indicates that cancer cases can exhibit varying patterns of decline at the end of life. You seem to be operating under an assumption that being hospitalized for COVID and for lung cancer are identifiably different, and it's not clear to me if that's necessarily true.
We can argue about the meaning of "imminent" and "terminal" but the man was not on his death bed with cancer. He got chemo last fall, so clearly the doctors thought his cancer was treatable. And he appeared to be feeling well enough to be in DC voting and introducing legislation. Here he is on Jan 13 voting "no" on the Trump impeachment. And still in DC on Jan. 29 introducing new legislation. These aren't the actions of a man whose cancer is slowing him down much. To claim he died of cancer is disingenuous at best.
Overon wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 16:51:Eh, they probably like collecting the license fees from anyone willing to pay, and I think that's a pretty good way to go. Better than exclusive licenses or keeping your IP locked up in the basement where no one will ever see it.
Looks like a mobile game in screenshots on Steam. Looks like another one of those shovelware developers Game Worshop loves so much.
jdreyer wrote on Feb 9, 2021, 16:17:I believe the balance of the evidence supports this interpretation, but I think you're overstating the certainty in a manner that encourages resistance in WaltC and his kind. You said Wright wasn't terminal, but he was. You said he wasn't in danger of imminent death from cancer, but ~26 months into a 16 month life expectancy suggests otherwise. He was hospitalized after he caught COVID, but it seems like he could have been hospitalized at any time for the cancer, too, and passed away in a similar timeframe. I don't see anything that says lung cancer-induced and COVID-induced respiratory failure look wildly different, so I don't think it's impossible for a guy to die of lung cancer after testing positive for COVID. Maybe there are specialists who can explain how they can be differentiated, but it's not presented in the articles I looked at.
Right, and Wright may have had stage 4 cancer, but he wasn't hospitalized until he caught COVID. So he wasn't in danger of imminent death from his cancer. If he hadn't caught COVID, he'd still be alive, even though he may have had only weeks or months left.