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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
28. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 22, 2016, 14:19 HorrorScope
 
WingmanDU wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:07:
We intend to do exactly this within the Descent Universe, we are rebooting the franchise, but with a small amount of funding we had to do this in phases, this is phase 1, by phase 3 we will all be in space fighting over Alien technology, but we need to be successful in phase 1 etc to have the funding.

We do not have millions of dollars and raman noodles are getting old, real fast.

WM



Sounds cool that was a bit of a vibe I got, resource gathering etc is part of it. The old game was pretty much go through the tubes and pew pew, which was fun then, but something much grander would be cool.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
27. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 22, 2016, 14:17 HorrorScope
 
WingmanDU wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:02:
Woah - as one of those so called "Hacks" let's be real here. Before we came along Descent was wallowing in the sock drawer of Interplay, we loved the original, wanted to bring it back, or at least the type of game, so started to make "Ships That Fight Underground" or STFU for short, and were contacted by Interplay to license the name and make it an actual Descent game - we were OVERJOYED and jumped at the chance.

So, we all took a massive risk to bring back an IP that most gamers under 30 have no idea existed.

Calling us HACKS for taking a risk to bring back something we loved is insulting to say the least.

We are also fans of Overload - and backers - there is not a zero sum game here, we can all win by having more and more 6Dof games to play - there is not one winner to rule them all...many people play Battlefield and Call of Duty.

And for the record, we asked Matt and Mike to join us in making this game, but they decided to do their own 6Dof game Overload, and we totally respect that.

Our game is based upon Descent 1 and the flight mechanics and speeds, but we are adding a TON MORE GAME play for a modern audience, instead of one ship we have 9, all with roles to play, and special abilities, unlocks and such - it is a huge undertaking by a small team of developers (around 10), and we are doing it out of passion for the genre.

Please stop this us vs them nonsense, it is unnecessary and we as Devs don't participate in it, we want more good games.

I agree... I think what you have looks good. It must be something to be a developer and if you are reading comments, I hope you all can just take it in stride, internet group think in general is really bad, have to compartmentalize it correctly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:11 HorrorScope
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:48:
I'm curious how Obama made things worse for the average person. After 6-8 years of Republican leadership before 2008, the country faced the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, two quagmire wars that cost trillions, a huge growth in government spending, a massive budget deficit of 1 trillion per year (which Obama inherited), a crashed stock market (6K Dow), and double digit unemployment. How are things after 8 years of Obama worse than that? I'll grant you healthcare is more expensive, but not any more expensive than it would have been before Obamacare. It was going up around 3x-5x the rate of inflation before Obama even took office. Also, people are aware corporations and the rich do not actually pay the full tax rate, right? For instance, Trump's paid zero taxes for about 10 years now, Romney paid about 13%, and many corporations pay 30%, 20% 10% or even zero due to deductions, write offs, depreciation, etc.

Answer: He wasn't our guy and ideology.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:09 HorrorScope
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 12:56:
Millions of jobs lost is no small deal — and in the final days before the nation transitions to a Trump presidency, the Obama administration has a message: The coming wave of labor displacement due to automation will need to be met with “aggressive policy action.”

lol, still dreaming of "fairness" or whatever pipe dream the dems are lost in these days... you think the next admin is in for "socialist" type "welfare" policies like this??

Well there can be no doubt that more jobs (better wasn't really said) was one reason why Trump got the vote numbers he did. When he talked, he talked about old school jobs, they need to come back and all of that. But what happens if more jobs do get eaten up by automation? These are mfg jobs for robots. The people that voted for Trump because they wanted a job are still there with dick in their hands. Just more empty promises? I think a smart leader would be keeping an eye out here.

There are countries that are now starting to dole out a basic wage, we'll get to sit back and review it. But that doesn't mean dick either, we see every other advanced country with basic health and we still struggle with crippling personal medical costs and 50% simply despise the alternative... that every other advanced country has turned to and used.

It does make me ponder moving forward what is the purpose of all of us. If no one is going to make some grand proclamation that we don't need so many people and how we address that. Then some leader is going to have to deal with satisfying even more people unhappy about less jobs and the more you have, the more it gets interesting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:00 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 11:40:
Tim Cook confirms- tech met with Trump to ask for billions in tax breaks.

Yes because those tech giants are on the edge of profitability.

My father in-law believes those tax breaks savings will be given to workers as a pay raise. Ah yep...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2016, 13:58 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:17:
Meanwhile, in the that Capitalist Utopia, the US of A:

FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible”

Good times.

50% of the people don't want protections. I'm just confused about how they are so confused about their own best interests, nicest people ever... concerned about big businesses interest ahead of there's, admirable.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
18. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 21, 2016, 18:40 HorrorScope
 
FWIW I liked Descent and what was the other one like this? Foresaken that was huge back in the early days of GPU's? Crazy fps's.

Both of the updates talked about in here look pretty good to.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2016, 18:26 HorrorScope
 
Here are some interesting global #'s:

Mobile 41 billion up 18%. Asian dominated.

PC 35.8 billion up 7%. Asian FTP dominant.

Console messily 6.6 billion up 15%, because they have no damn Asian's who give two shits.

Their VR #'s cannot be right, must have a decimal error or aren't talking gross rev.



http://tinyurl.com/h3sz8r2
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale Thursday?
14. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2016, 00:05 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 20:16:
pockets wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 19:33:
+1. You used to be able to get top shelf games for $4.99. Now they rarely go lower then 7.99, even if it's 4 years old. If my backlog wasn't so big, I might bite for the deals, but everything on my wishlist never goes down much in price.

Yeah $5 is impulse purchase. More than that not so much.

I'm somewhere around a dollar. So I have my wishlist, if it goes under $2 and I don't buy it, I force myself to remove it from the wishlist.
 
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Games Ending
3. Re: Asheron's Call Games Ending Dec 20, 2016, 20:45 HorrorScope
 
LOTRO & DDO:
Joining Standing Stone on these projects will be Daybreak Games.

Gulp.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 20, 2016, 14:27 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:44:
Now you can reach your monthly data cap in 4.44 seconds! REJOICE IN THE WONDERFUL US MOBILE MARKET!


LOL, that is the drive. The faster we can get their systems, the faster we can charge them for going over the cap. They'll blow by it before they even know. Good call here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2016, 13:42 HorrorScope
 
I have to post this... this one will be a family legacy at reunions:

https://twitter.com/LOV_app/status/811104147797921793
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Video
58. Re: Star Citizen Video Dec 19, 2016, 19:15 HorrorScope
 
Who here has $0 wrapped up in Star Citizen and NMS combined?

Take a bow.

You're one of the good ones. The smart ones.
 
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News Comments > ASTRONEER Early Access
18. Re: ASTRONEER Early Access Dec 18, 2016, 13:12 HorrorScope
 
Like the way this is looking, seems to need an antagonist.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
40. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2016, 01:19 HorrorScope
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 19:38:
Trump is the next President. Deal with it and move on.

Agreed. As stated if something is there, have the experts deal with it. But there is no turning back, you can't undo this now, that would be unaccepted by the people. As a person that didn't want anyone to win, lol, the wheels are in motion. Now lets see how good or bad this man is. My bar is set at I hope he doesn't do something incredibly stupid and dangerous.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
39. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2016, 01:09 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 14:41:
I admit I did not expect such a profound explanation I can not discount your point that an outsider perspective will always have a vastly different perception... but to accept it, is to admit defeat.

I look at it as accepting we are human. We can never truly measure if it is better or worse, however I don't hold onto the past as some type of better world, in fact I think we vastly over-rate it, again a circular human behavior.

I look at the current world as always better in general, people wouldn't accept something if they felt it wasn't, even if they say something against it in the now, so many advancements are glossed over with such weak thoughts. It perhaps is all a mind game and how you want to look at it and accept it. Think Tony Robbins and the power of positive thinking.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailer
23. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailer Dec 17, 2016, 17:36 HorrorScope
 
I'm getting confused on what really to expect from this game. I see there are some game modes, but what all links seamlessly together with the space flight/base/FPS part of it. Does that even exist any more? It seems splintered and it has confused a potential buyer. What I don't want is I can do flight as a separate thing. I can do FPS as a separate thing. I was told early on it all works together.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 17, 2016, 12:15 HorrorScope
 
I surrender I didn't read much of the Laugh Off article, but was wondering if this is a period we are going into. Uber is laughing off CA's demands currently about their need to apply for licenses needed. Point is, are we going to see business start thinking they can ignore and blow of gov't law? If so, interesting.

LOL fact checking tweets.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
33. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2016, 11:54 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 11:19:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 10:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 04:38:
Until there is clear proof, I consider this "FBI/CIA Russia did it" spin fake news ;)

I wouldn't label that under fake news. That is news made by Prez, Congress, 16 agencies, it is real news. If it is all incorrect by design, that would actually be worse than fake news.

You mean a intentional misleading narrative spun with post-factual truths? Why.. I could have sworn that we saw something like this just recently......

I guess as a German, I also have the freedom to automatically assume that anything the US gov says is a lie. They've been lying about spying on us after all, they've lied when they were caught red-handed spying on Merkel, they lied about WMD's in Iraq...

See the problem is the institutions you quoted do not create faith in their words in me, they create endless doubt. ;/

Perhaps, but that isn't what is being labeled as Fake News. It is another thing, that in actuality would be worse if fabricated.

I do get your point, but perhaps try to look even deeper past the lies. The lies have been there forever, from everyone, since dawn and will continues to be, we cannot stop that. Demanding actions causes rifts. I say this because everyone ever in office has fallen victim to it, if it was a bad apple here or there I'd conclude something else, but everyone has lied to a certain level at the very least.

So I have to surrender if I were to run for office, avg joe, won, that first you and everyone else not even knowing me just assumes I'm a lying douche, it is what we do. But to me I'm still my ole self, good or bad. I know some go in with proper intentions. But something happens, imo it is seeing all the requests, hearing all the issues, looking at budgets, looking at time, looking at obligations. It consumes, it twists all. You are right they lie, but good ole you in the same place, you'd be a liar as well, but you like them would be able to justify it because of being put between a rock and a hard place a decision had to be made, you weighed and did the best you thought. So if we are all liars, we have to accept that is what the job does to the person.

So I have long ago accepted I've been lied to by my country something terrible, it isn't a maybe in my mind, it happened and still happens. But I had to dig deeper to see how I can justify this, use history as a guide. This is the way it has always been. Like kids these days. You know the stupid things we all live over and over again, person to person, generation to generation. That a person promising things becomes a trap, you can't promise and predict as well as you hope to. Like ship dates on games, some people will hold you to it, some to an extreme level, in this case it is just a game, those making games have found not promising works best, but being an official, you can't escape so easily, actions are demanded.

I also have fully embraced Heaven is not obtainable on Earth and don't even attempt to think anything close is possible. I've accepted all the warts of man, the goal now is to be a little bit better today than yesterday and that is something mans history shows we can do. We can do that. We can reach that. But we need gov't and the liars it creates to do that. It's a necessary evil, we wouldn't find we are better off without a gov't, after the deep pain created by thinking otherwise again, insert failed history lesson, a new gov't would be propped up, it will come with all the same traits as before, the broken promises, the lies, but it also gives standards we can't have otherwise, good standards, standards that are greater than the evils it creates.

It will be exactly this: "Meet the new boss, same..., King is dead, long..." sayings that are time tested and true. We'll have the same problems on the other side no matter what, the individual promises of something better will also be looked back to as just another lie, the overall results though will still be better than nothing.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
28. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2016, 10:58 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 10:52:
JediPunisher wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 23:24:
Slick wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 21:49:
[... Trump got less votes than McCain or Romney.
Not true... Official totals from CNN's website:
Hillary:65,788,583
Trump: 62,955,363
Romney: 60,771,703
McCain: 58,343,671
results from CNN:
Obama: 65,455,010
Obama: 66,882,230

While we're at it, can someone explain the meaning of LandSlide to the orange twitter troll.

He would have said that if he won by a 1/2 an electorate that is how he explains most things, all extreme. He did win by a healthy electorate, but yeah popular vote country as divided as ever and I'll be amazed he'll be the one to unify, lol.
 
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