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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2016, 14:19 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 13:29:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 12:42:
Same as the Xbox version, I would think, one or more buttons just have to be assigned as modifiers, acting as a shift/ctrl/alt key to remap additional functions onto the other buttons.

Have you tried it? Is it decent, control wise?

I'm personally not a fan. I was trying to play Elite on the PC with the Xbox One controller that came with the Rift, and I had a hard time remembering what each button was mapped to, never mind having button combinations on top of that. So I bought Thrustmaster's budget HOTAS (the $120 one, not the $50 one), and Voiceattack.

Other people do okay with the pad, I just couldn't get used to it. The biggest problem for me was movement. You need roll, pitch, yaw and acc/dec mapped, and then lateral thrust controls for up/down and left/right. One stick for yaw/pitch and the other for yaw, plus bumpers for acc/dec worked okay, but there wasn't anything left for lateral thrust.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 8, 2016, 12:42 Orogogus
 
Same as the Xbox version, I would think, one or more buttons just have to be assigned as modifiers, acting as a shift/ctrl/alt key to remap additional functions onto the other buttons.  
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News Comments > Arizona Sunshine Released
5. Re: Arizona Sunshine Released Dec 7, 2016, 04:24 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 22:50:
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 20:20:
I fully expect this game in particular to have a TON of "why only in VR?" complainers in the forums. It actually LOOKS decent, is a large game (not just a single small environment). Has co-op! Prolly picking this up this week.

A good VR game is gonna be exclusively VR, I doubt you'll find anyone complaining of a VR game that does things "right" being.. VR only.

And as you say, this looks interesting, though I don't think I'd wanna play this standing ;p

Well... one of the best VR games right now is Elite: Dangerous, which isn't VR only. Cockpit sims benefit enormously from VR but don't have to make it mandatory.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 6, 2016, 15:19 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 15:15:
  • The bottom tier is actual fake news. Things like "Obama admits he was born in Kenya to wealthy Wall Street voters." This is stuff with no basis in any reality that's is 100%, wholly fabricated


  • The bottom tier is just bad opinions, like "a wall between the US and Mexico is a good idea" and probably even "and I believe we can get Mexico to pay.

  • It's all bottom tiers, all the way down.
     
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    News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
    52. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 5, 2016, 19:05 Orogogus
     
    Task wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 18:19:
    They should encourage PGI instead to get better and develop an MP component (in other-words includ dedicated server software and utilize what the Unreal engine offers for that), a staple of every MW game, to MW5 and simply let the players go wild with it making their own servers, game modes, etc.

    The only MW game that had player-run dedicated servers was MW4. MW2 and 3 were peer-to-peer -- MW3 was kind of the most peer-to-peer thing ever. The original MW was a singleplayer-only game.

    I don't think it's really possible to play MW3 at all nowadays, since the physics were tied to the clock speed or frame rate or something. It goes haywire and sends 'Mechs flying if you try to jump, if you walk on certain hills, or any other time at all.
     
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    News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
    51. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 5, 2016, 18:56 Orogogus
     
    Overon wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 18:08:
    Orogogus wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 13:47:
    Overon wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 11:12:
    Why would a light Mech that didn't even exist in the lore at the time, fight one on one toe to toe against a medium Mech? The premise of the video doesn't make sense.

    The Raven was introduced in 3024, apparently the game timeline starts in 3015 and goes to 3049. I don't see the problem.

    You can get angry about the whys if you want, but if that kind of thing bothers you then video games might not be the right hobby for you.
    Maybe. But I think I'm trying to illustrate for those who don't know about PGI, what kind of hacks have the Mechwarrior franchise.

    I think it's just a chip on your shoulder. "OMG if the bad guys had half a brain you'd be dead." And there also wouldn't be a game.

    But to look at it again -- a light 'Mech is probably recon, and maybe it didn't know there was a Shadow Hawk on site. Once spotted, a 3025 Raven isn't any faster than a Shadow Hawk, plus I don't think it has jump jets. If it runs it's going to take fire to its rear armor, so it might as well fight and cost the other side some repair money. Or maybe its job was just to keep everyone busy until the dropships arrived.

    Also, I think that was just a pre-alpha demo reel. The fight was over in a minute and a half, and "Look at it this way, kid" is a little too on the nose. Complaining about force composition and timeline appropriateness... well, haha, that actually does fit in with the BattleTech fandom. Carry on.
     
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    News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced
    47. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Announced Dec 5, 2016, 13:47 Orogogus
     
    Overon wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 11:12:
    Why would a light Mech that didn't even exist in the lore at the time, fight one on one toe to toe against a medium Mech? The premise of the video doesn't make sense.

    The Raven was introduced in 3024, apparently the game timeline starts in 3015 and goes to 3049. I don't see the problem.

    You can get angry about the whys if you want, but if that kind of thing bothers you then video games might not be the right hobby for you.
     
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    News Comments > Master of Orion DLC Next Month
    4. Re: Master of Orion DLC Next Month Nov 18, 2016, 18:27 Orogogus
     
    Slashman wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 14:29:
    BIGtrouble77 wrote on Nov 18, 2016, 14:18:
    Is anyone still playing this? It got mediocre reviews when it was released and had a lot of competition in the 4x space.

    What competition did it really even have?

    The original Sword of the Stars is still pretty much the best space 4x out there. No one else is doing anything like it even now.

    Really? I haven't really played anything in this genre since the original MoO, but just from games that seem to have positive word of mouth I think there's Stellaris, Endless Space 1 & 2, GalCiv 3, Star Ruler 1 & 2, and Sins of Solar Empire. Some of those are real-time, but still 4x as far as I know.
     
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    News Comments > Star Control: Origins Announced
    13. Re: Star Control: Origins Announced Oct 18, 2016, 20:20 Orogogus
     
    Without the aliens from SC 1 & 2 in it (especially the Ur-Quan) and without Ford & Reiche, I feel like this might as well be the Star Wars universe except without lightsabers, the Empire, Rebels, the Force, or any of the characters, planets or aliens. Just what do they have, other than the nostalgia ticket?  
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    News Comments > Gears of War 4 Specs
    32. Re: Gears of War 4 Specs Oct 7, 2016, 19:46 Orogogus
     
    My experience was with Forza Horizon 3 through the Windows Store, but I found it didn't want to download stuff correctly until I downloaded and installed the latest Windows updates. Initially it didn't want to install until I installed the Anniversary update, then after the first patch it didn't want to patch up until I applied the cumulative update for Anniversary.

    It's not great, but you can try making sure there are no Windows updates sitting in the wings.
     
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    News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Arsenal Trailer
    17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2016, 20:17 Orogogus
     
    Slashman wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 08:03:
    DrSquick wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 22:49:
    Bard wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 22:46:
    Saboth wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 20:12:
    Game looks great, but I have to wonder if in 2016 they couldn't have come up with a different weapon system from Doom/Duke Nukem/Quake's "Shotgun", "Plasma Gun", "Chainsaw weapon", "Gatling Gun that runs out of ammo way too fast", etc.

    Because it's based on the weapons in Warhammer 40K - which predates Doom.

    But... It's 20k years in the future right?

    Right. They practically use the same boring plasma guns we do today. It's embarrassing.

    Seriously though. None of those weapons are exactly what they seem. In fact, those weapons are so advanced, that the Imperium of man has forgotten how to make most of them as well as Space Marine armor itself. Gene Stealers would shrug off standard weapons of today as if they were taking a cool shower.

    Those swords and hammers are wrapped in energy/warp fields. The bolters shoot rocket propelled/explosive projectiles and the flamethrowers burn insanely hot versus any conventional accelerant. Then there are those boring everyday plasma weapons...

    They have kind of video gamed up the weapons selection, though. As far as I know the normal weapons selection for Terminators is still Storm Bolter/Assault Cannon/Heavy Flamer/Lightning Claws/Thunder Hammer + Storm Shield. Shotguns and plasma cannons aren't usually in their armory.
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    171. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 19:49 Orogogus
     
    Quboid wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:18:
    Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 19:09:
    Free speech and tolerance are two different things. You brought up free speech. Porn and I said tolerance, which is a liberal byword.

    Free speech is the issue at hand. You brought up something irrelevant.

    I don't think it's irrelevant, in or out this thread. I think free speech is a non-issue, since as people have pointed out, everything is free speech. There's nothing to argue about there.

    But when people throughout the thread have been talking about the hypocrisy of the left, it's been about the tolerance issue. If someone supports an opinion that you don't believe in, are you able to say, that's his right, and move on? Do we want employers to employ litmus tests before hiring to make sure new hires believe the right things and wear the right hats before they're allowed to work there?

    Slick and the Infinitely Prolonged can use free speech as a defense, but what's the virtue in going after Oculus? You can argue he's a public face, but I think the thing about "public faces" is that basically anyone can become a public face once the Internet bites down. Yesterday it was Mozilla's CEO. Today's it's a cofounder with extremely vague responsibilities. A few months ago it was some PR employee at Nintendo. Anyone can come under the Internet's scrutiny, which makes them all public faces.

    And anyway, that whole argument is kind of saying that you'll use the power of the mob responsibly, only when it's really warranted. Free speech means you have the right to act this way, but it doesn't explain why. The underlying question is, what's good about basing your opinion of a company or its products on the things its employees do? Liberals recognize that as a lousy way to judge a religion or a country, isn't this a similar issue?

    Back when this was Luckey's Kickstarter, or before Oculus was bought by Facebook, I could see this as a pragmatic issue. If you donate to his Kickstarter, it might succeed and then he might get rich and donate a tiny percentage of his wealth to Trump. But that ship has sailed.
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    164. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 19:09 Orogogus
     
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 18:11:
    No. You don't get to do this. You don't get to do the "stop saying the other team is doing it, too!" card.

    You said the liberals are holding back free speech. That would imply only the liberals. I pointed out conservatives are doing it, too.

    No, I said the liberals are doing it here. Porn-O-Matic, on the other hand, did pin everything on liberals. If you agree liberals are doing it here, then you can argue against Porn separately.

    Meanwhile, it's only the conservatives that have made "free speech" a rallying call. Liberals are not doing this. Liberals understand that, if you do something shitty, people will call you shitty. Only conservatives are trying to rally around the freedom to be as shitty as you want without any repercussions, even if those repercussions are just other people using their own free speech.

    Free speech and tolerance are two different things. You brought up free speech. Porn and I said tolerance, which is a liberal byword. The right generally makes no claims to tolerance; they talk about tolerance in the same sneering tone they talk about political correctness and social justice. The liberal side, which I subscribe to, is the one that says there's room for Muslims and Hispanics and everyone else in an open forum.

    But lets look at how you're using your free speech. Facebook/Oculus, as a company, has done nothing to support Trump. This isn't like Brad Wardell using his company, Stardock, in an agenda-related fashion, or like boycotting Nestle or Wells Fargo because as companies they're basically monsters. This is about shaming and attacking Oculus because they have the temerity to employ someone who donated money to a PAC for the candidate you hate. That's the only way you can think of get at Luckey and his supposed agenda, through the company he works for.

    I'm not impressed, and I think this kind of thing is why people think Hillary and Trump are equally bad when they're clearly not. Their loudest followers want nothing better than to be part of a mob to hound people who believe and act differently than they do. It's the same ugly attack-attack-attack, painting the other side as nothing but complete monsters who need to be dealt with using fire and pitchforks. I see a lot more inspirational about the devs donating money to Hillary's campaign, or James Green, Carbon Games VR co-founder, who said, "This backlash is nonsense. I absolutely support him doing whatever he wants politically if it's legal. To take any other position is against American values."
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    159. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 17:18 Orogogus
     
    Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:44:
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
    Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

    I like how Orogogus completely ignored this point and went straight to "It's the liberals man!"

    The fact that the opposition is censoring doesn't mean your team isn't doing it, too, when it mobs up. And it looks worse on the side that claims to be tolerant and inclusive. "Nuh-uh, conservatives!" is a crap argument.
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    158. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 17:12 Orogogus
     
    Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:48:
    Sure, it's his right to support whomever he wants, verbally or financially.

    Now explain to us why all the people who don't like him supporting a racist group and candidate don't have a right to choose not to support his company, and by extension, Palmer himself, either verbally or financially.

    Orogogus wrote:
    If you, as an individual, don't want to buy the Rift because of Luckey, that's your right. But thanks to the Internet it's not hard to turn that into a mob demanding that Luckey be removed or else they'll drag Oculus' name into the mud. "Oh well, it's one employee and he can do what he wants with his money, even if hypothetically everyone else at Facebook and Oculus donates way more money to Hillary" is apparently not an option.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
    50. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 26, 2016, 16:17 Orogogus
     
    eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 16:03:
    One last thing, what about employers? Is insurance a shared burden between company and employee or is it 100% on the employee?

    I had a hard time finding numbers. Under the ACA employers have to pay 50% (to the employee only) to claim a tax credit, but the average is apparently 83% employer coverage for the employee, and 72% for a family.
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    155. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 14:33 Orogogus
     
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:21:
    Orogogus wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 14:14:
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
    It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

    If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.

    Why would you not care about how racist Trump is? That's the whole point here. He's trying to use his money to raise the money of those much less fortunate than him in order to support a candidate who pushes policies that are counter the interests of a significant chunk of his company's audience.

    Not Trump; I'm talking about the PAC, and Luckey. I'm not convinced they're actually Trump supporters, and apparently neither were the Trump supporters on Reddit. I kind of think it was some scam for lulz.

    And again, from the point of view of principle, it's Luckey's right to support whoever he wants and do what he wants with his money, within the legal strictures regarding PACs and superPACs. From a pragmatic point of view, do you really think money withheld from Oculus and Facebook would have gone to Clinton or to Trump?
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    153. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 14:14 Orogogus
     
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:50:
    It's less about what they've actually done and more that Palmer Luckey tried to anonymously raise funds for a pro-Trump PAC.

    If you don't care about how racist it is or isn't or what anyone's actually done, then I don't see how this isn't just mobbing up on anyone who supports the candidate you don't like and trying to make them unemployable.
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
    43. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2016, 14:02 Orogogus
     
    Verno wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:23:
    nin wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 10:35:
    It is when the most they can muster is 10%, with the other two in the 40s. At that point, your vote is worthless. You sacrifice it to make yourself feel better.

    Voting doesn't make me feel good, its just something I take seriously. It's never pointless to take the time to select someone whose platform you like based on logic and reason. If its for a third party then so be it, we'll never have a viable third party without some momentum shifting at some point and that takes votes even if it means a bunch of sunk elections along the way. You don't change the status quo by purposely continuing it just because you're worried your vote lacks agency.

    Most of the time when I hear that argument it seems to be from people who just want you to lean towards their candidate of choice.

    I was going to blather on about the US winner take all system for legislative seats, but it looks like the Christian Science Monitor just did it for me: Link

    Realistically, I think a viable third party candidate looks like Trump. In the absence of a massive party's electioneering machine, you want a demagogue that speaks to a large number of people who don't feel like either of the broad coalitions in a two-party system are working for them.
     
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    News Comments > Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated]
    151. Re: Oculus Facing Political Backlash [Updated] Sep 26, 2016, 13:34 Orogogus
     
    Beamer wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:15:
    Porn-O-Matic wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 13:10:
    See, this is why there's no freedom in this country anymore. The constitution provides you with many rights to live how you want and even say what you believe, but your fellow man... society at large... is now the oppressor and censor. The bully, in fact. But, that's what happens when we're lead by liberal fucktards hell bent on bullshit hypocritical policies of so-called "tolerance", although they are completely INtolerant of anyone with views or opinions that differ from their own.

    Are you arguing to tolerate intolerance? Again, Trump isn't a normal candidate, and what Luckey did went beyond "supporting" him.

    Also, how can anyone say it's the "liberals" trying to censor when it's the conservatives irate over black athletes kneeling during the pledge of allegiance?

    Because, frankly, it's the liberals trying to censor here. If you, as an individual, don't want to buy the Rift because of Luckey, that's your right. But thanks to the Internet it's not hard to turn that into a mob demanding that Luckey be removed or else they'll drag Oculus' name into the mud. "Oh well, it's one employee and he can do what he wants with his money, even if hypothetically everyone else at Facebook and Oculus donates way more money to Hillary" is apparently not an option.

    I think the ragers have to look a little harder at what Luckey's $10,000 and this Nimble America group has actually done, which is buy a frankly not particularly offensive billboard in Pittsburgh and link to some one or two pieces of racist rhetoric and a few rally videos on their website that has almost nothing else on it. Keep in mind that the Trump supporters thought they were probably being scammed.

    When people were up in arms and I saw the term "shitposting", I assumed this was some kind supermob GamerGate kind of thing, but there's basically nothing here. This group is a nonentity.
     
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