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Nickname Bodolza
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Description Overworked and Underpaid
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Signed On Apr 18, 2003, 16:27
Total Comments 818 (Graduate)
User ID 16753
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 4, 2019, 13:54 Bodolza
 
I finally played Fortnite a few months ago. First time playing a BR style game. I made it about 2 hours play time before giving up and deleting it, and I'd killed a couple people already by that point.

It was so boring for an FPS. I don't understand how it's so popular with kids. How do I have a shorter attention span than a 8 year old?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

10. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 4, 2019, 13:47 Bodolza
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 4, 2019, 08:15:
The crying here is pure bliss.

What does one say to someone that delights in the suffering of others? It's strange to have to confront outright evil on a gaming message board.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2019, 02:52 Bodolza
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2019, 13:19:
selling all my shares in SnapChat for censoring free speech.

Feel free to start boycotting Blue's while you're at it, since the mods here frequently censor "free speech".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

56. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2019, 19:39 Bodolza
 
Agreed that we should all give it a few days before deciding on things like font choices.

Change is always hard, but this is the least awful redesign I've seen, so nice job on that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

19. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 16, 2019, 15:40 Bodolza
 
I was pretty surprised when playing Star Wars BF2 that only the skins for white guys were unlocked by default. You actually had to spend "credits" to unlock the Black or Asian skins. And this is in a game released by a major studio in the last couple of years.  
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News Comments > etc.

4. Re: Fan game not protected Oct 16, 2019, 15:06 Bodolza
 
No, they've never been protected, but companies would frequently leave them alone for PR reasons. Parodies are protected, but not remakes. Lucasfilm was a rare company that actually encouraged fan work. Disney, however, is on the opposite end of that spectrum, so those days are over.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Chapter 2 Launches

5. Re: Fortnite Chapter 2 Launches Oct 15, 2019, 14:15 Bodolza
 
As someone who's never played, any point in jumping in at this time? Or am I going to get completely destroyed by everyone with equipment that's 20x more powerful than what you start with?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2019, 13:28 Bodolza
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 15, 2019, 13:21:
What I have said is "Climate Change" is an all encompassing term which cannot be refuted since it's so broad and almost meaningless.

So your real problem is with the term? What would you like to call it then?
 
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News Comments > On Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Plans

24. Re: On Microsoft Flight Simulator VR Plans Oct 15, 2019, 13:09 Bodolza
 
SDE isn't an issue with the current generation of VR headsets. Plus, the nice thing about VR is that if something is too small to read, you can just lean forward to get a closer look. The first version of Flight Sim I used ran at 320x200, so I'm not super concerned about resolution anyways.

I see the bigger problem with controls. There haven't been any good interfaces yet that let you seamlessly use both the VR controllers for things like flipping switches and HOTAS for controls. Something like Elite's gaze based system might work, but it's not truely analogous. It also doesn't help that we have so many different controller types in VR.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 11, 2019, 12:16 Bodolza
 
If you're a misogynistic sociopath who's not interested in an actual relationship, those pick-up techniques can be effective.  
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General Discussion > Responsive layout

10. No subject Oct 10, 2019, 13:32 Bodolza
 
Looks pretty good, except a) The hamburger button is enabled way too soon. Looks like it gets enabled around 4x3, which is a closer to a standard monitor dimension than phone dimensions. b) The day separator is excessively tall. The dimensions of the current day separator are fine.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2019, 13:03 Bodolza
 
According to the article the only change Google is making to comply with the law is to stop showing parts of the body of the news articles and only show the headline. This seems like a perfectly reasonable outcome for all parties.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

14. Re: George Lucas felt Sep 24, 2019, 16:16 Bodolza
 
In my opinion, TPM is very watchable (I just watched again a couple weeks ago). AotC has a middle chunk with major issues, but the start and end are good. RotS is one of my favorites. I also enjoyed Rogue One.

The sequels, on the other hand -- I hated TFA for reasons this review sums up perfectly - https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/06/28/star-wars-the-force-alluded-to

I liked TLJ a bit more, but mostly because I had stopped caring at that point. That said, I started watching it a second time on video, and couldn't make it very far because I just didn't care about anyone or anything happening.

Lucas's sequels might not have been "good", but they sound a lot more interesting than what we got from Disney.

Also, speaking as someone with a biology degree, I thought the midi-chlorians were brilliant.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 24, 2019, 15:51 Bodolza
 
Drath71 wrote on Sep 23, 2019, 21:02:
The better question: Are people with poor judgement more likely be exploited?

Are we really expecting 13 year olds to have good judgement?
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect

20. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 18:32 Bodolza
 
NKD wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 18:02:
It doesn't take a genius to see how disruptive this would be

Just like Steam was massively disruptive to resellers and resulted in much higher prices for gamers. How's Gamestop doing these days? I use to be able to wait a few months to pick up a game for cheap since I didn't care about having the latest and greatest. Now I have to wait literally years for a comparable sale on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect

10. Re: Industry Group: Steam Refund Ruling Incorrect Sep 20, 2019, 15:01 Bodolza
 
Zord wrote on Sep 20, 2019, 13:24:
I don't own any of my Steam games, operating systems, phone apps, etc. I can't resell something I don't own.

As long as it's not an OEM version that came with the computer, you can sell your operating system software. If you bought your phone apps outside of the Apple/Google store you could also resell it. DRM is what's preventing you from reselling items bought through Google Play, Steam, et.al.

It's about time that digital goods started to be treated the same as physical. The only real difference between buying a physical copy of a game from Best Buy's website, which I'd be free to resell, and ordering it off Steam, is that the first is much worse for the environment.
 
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News Comments > French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales

41. Re: French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales Sep 20, 2019, 13:25 Bodolza
 
Anyone predicting doom and gloom should remember that this is the way the games industry worked for 20+ years before Steam and the other digital stores started to take over. The music and video industries for much, much longer. The companies hated it then, too, but they still did just fine.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance

4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 17, 2019, 13:01 Bodolza
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 16, 2019, 19:41:
At this point, there is zero reason people shouldn't be using a VPN at home

Unless you want to stream any media from the big providers, since they all block commercial VPN addresses.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 6, 2019, 13:59 Bodolza
 
"The Mask is painted in dark metallic gray with black accents"

All my life I thought Darth Vader's mask was black. Today I learned it was dark gray.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches

2. Re: Morning Patches Aug 16, 2019, 13:08 Bodolza
 
Word on the street is that the VR implementation is hot garbage - to no one's surprise. Even people with 2080ti's are struggling to get decent frame rates.  
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