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I like games... Hi.
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 19, 2020, 04:50
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 19, 2020, 04:50
Sep 19, 2020, 04:50
 
I have 3 app stores on my phone, the Google one, the Samsung one, and the Amazon one.
And can also install apps independently like scheherazade said
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 18, 2020, 12:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2020, 12:00
Sep 18, 2020, 12:00
 
Swatting is difficult...
Bug-A-Salt is easy...
https://www.bugasalt.com/
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Re: Star Citizen Drama
Sep 17, 2020, 16:30
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Re: Star Citizen Drama Sep 17, 2020, 16:30
Sep 17, 2020, 16:30
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 05:23:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 04:30:
Razumen wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 00:35:
Pretty much false, every game in development continually has playable builds, the only difference is that it's now available to the public. They'll have a slight amount of more overhead required for the delivery of these builds, but it's not a huge amount, and it certainly doesn't hamper iteration, as that can still be done normally in development builds.
CIG is releasing quarterly patches, with each patch being put through 1-2 months of polishing prior to release. That is a massively level of inefficiency. Even moving to a twice a semi annual release schedule would significant reduce the amount of wasted development time. Barely any meaningful features are being added each release.

Is game development in 1-2 months considered Agile/SCRUM? I work in web engineering, so I'm not privy to what constitutes a conventional CI/CD period for game development.

Agile is a methodology not a release schedule.
You can implement it, participate in sprints, work closely with the customer, iterate frequently... and still only release once a year if you'd like.
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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Next Month
Sep 16, 2020, 16:56
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Re: Amnesia: Rebirth Next Month Sep 16, 2020, 16:56
Sep 16, 2020, 16:56
 
Just to clarify... Outlast is not a Frictional game or anything. You guys had me wondering after a bit even though I was pretty sure.
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Re: Riot Hires Anti-Cheat Expert
Sep 15, 2020, 20:34
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Re: Riot Hires Anti-Cheat Expert Sep 15, 2020, 20:34
Sep 15, 2020, 20:34
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 20:04:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 18:57:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 18:32:
- privately run servers..but to have that, we need to drop this unlock system that so many games have that require official servers with feedback loops reporting to a master server

You can have privately run servers and still have a master server for auth. It's literally the way id and valve did it when they ushered in the MP FPS golden era.

I don't think those games had unlocks or persistent stats, though. I think the point is that privately run servers could send false data to level people up or give free coins or whatever.

Well CS has that stuff now, and you can still run private servers for GO.
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Re: Riot Hires Anti-Cheat Expert
Sep 15, 2020, 18:57
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Re: Riot Hires Anti-Cheat Expert Sep 15, 2020, 18:57
Sep 15, 2020, 18:57
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 18:32:
- privately run servers..but to have that, we need to drop this unlock system that so many games have that require official servers with feedback loops reporting to a master server

You can have privately run servers and still have a master server for auth. It's literally the way id and valve did it when they ushered in the MP FPS golden era.
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed
Sep 15, 2020, 16:37
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Re: Origin Desktop App Being Renamed Sep 15, 2020, 16:37
Sep 15, 2020, 16:37
 
Some of the biggest problems with Origin are around getting you in a game with your friends... so if that falls under the umbrella of improvements to "socially-oriented experience" then bring it on. It shouldn't be so damn hard to get in a game together with a few friends.
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic
Sep 8, 2020, 21:13
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Re: Apple Countersues Epic Sep 8, 2020, 21:13
Sep 8, 2020, 21:13
 
Flagrant was what I thought when I saw their propaganda ad aimed at kids.
Larcenous was what I thought when I saw the screenshot of the Fortnite store dialog.
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store
Sep 5, 2020, 15:51
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Re: Epic Asks Court to Return Fortnite to the App Store Sep 5, 2020, 15:51
Sep 5, 2020, 15:51
 
Support them in what? Their premeditated knowing violation of their contract complete with a media campaign exhorting kids to join their fight?

I don't think it's comparable to the IE Netscape issue at all.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 3, 2020, 19:23
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 3, 2020, 19:23
Sep 3, 2020, 19:23
 
EricFate wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 18:57:
You can do all of those things, until your friends inevitably start re-posting all of the garbage that serves to drown out every well intentioned purpose for which you were attempting to use it.

I have so many blocked people, pages, and carefully set up filters -- and in spite of that, my feed still became 100% noise and infighting as people who I thought KNEW BETTER fell for one un-sourced hoax after another in their battle to discover who could be the most outraged.

I eventually gave up and just turned it off for the rest of the year.

I dunno, I'm still waiting for that point 16 years later.
Maybe it's your social circle that sucks lol
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 3, 2020, 18:12
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 3, 2020, 18:12
Sep 3, 2020, 18:12
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 15:42:
It's really kind of sad the way FB evolved. When it first launched, it was kind of fun reuniting with old friends and long-distance relatives. But you know that it was only a matter of time before it turned into the cesspool of the web. Anything good never really lasts. If you go on there now, it's nothing but brainwashing ads (and tracking cookie based shit) with people arguing over stories that aren't even real. No one even bothers to look up facts, they'd just rather fight (boring lives? I don't know). I've literally seen threads of thousands of comments, people bashing each other and hating, over something that never even happened lol! Really, what's wrong with people these days? They'd rather fight/hate for hours than spend 30 seconds researching facts.

It really is whatever you make it though... Like you can engage in good conversations, curate your friends list, block people, etc.
I've been on Facebook for 16 years now, I don't really get why people get so worked up over it... like those people that quit and return repeatedly.
It's still mostly a "look a friends' and family pictures" service for me... it's the only way I organize events or parties... I use it for charity both donating and soliciting donations.
Every year I do a gaming marathon on extra-life.org with my friends. Last year was the first year it used the facebook donation integration (before they'd have to follow a link) and I raised the highest amount in the 6 years I've been doing it.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 3, 2020, 18:03
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Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2020, 18:03
Sep 3, 2020, 18:03
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 3, 2020, 07:39:
What was the Matrix game/movie it wasn't too bad.

No Matrix movies were based on games.... but they did make a game that was meant to be a serious addition to the movie canon. Like you played Enter The Matrix and then saw the game characters are major characters in Reloaded and Revolution.
And then there was the Animatrix where they made like 7 or something short anime movies from different artists. That was really good, but not a video game movie.

Also I assumed this article and discussion here was about live action video game adaptations.
If we want to include animated and/or not an adaptation... Final Fantasy Advent Children is fucking great.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 3, 2020, 02:46
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Re: Op Ed Sep 3, 2020, 02:46
Sep 3, 2020, 02:46
 
I recently did watch Mortal Kombat and it was, of course, worse than I remembered but also worse than I imagined.
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Kicked ass when I was 10 though.
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans
Sep 2, 2020, 23:22
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Re: PC DirectX DirectStorage Plans Sep 2, 2020, 23:22
Sep 2, 2020, 23:22
 
Slick wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 23:08:
maddog wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 18:29:
Slick wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 16:06:
Cutter wrote on Sep 2, 2020, 15:39:
Nah, I was just thinking in terms of another 'thing' trotted out that may never really get utilized like Intel's MMX.

I remember being so hyped when I got a P1 w/ MMX back in the day. SO FUNKY!

What about the "turbo" button on my 486. Not quite sure what that thing did.

DUDE! I remember those! A friend of mine had one with a clock-like LED display that went from 33 to 66 when you hit the turbo button. Were we able to overclock 200% clock speeds with a physical button? DID THAT HAPPEN? Or am I crazy? I was pretty young at the time.

A lot of PCs had that in the Win '95 days.
A hardware switch that overclocked and increased fan speeds.

Edit: I love wikipedia, an article for seemingly everything
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbo_button

Interesting that it contradicts my memory... Says rarely used with Pentiums, but that's the only thing I ever saw them on as a kid myself. I guess I was too young for noticing the earlier usages.
Also, interesting that its actual/original purpose was to slow computers down so they could play old games... Turbo ON was the default apparently.
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Re: Op Ed
Sep 2, 2020, 19:08
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Re: Op Ed Sep 2, 2020, 19:08
Sep 2, 2020, 19:08
 
I always thought Silent Hill was a pretty good video game movie.
Resident Evil was so-so.

I haven't seen Detective Pikachu or the most recent Tomb Raider, but those were supposed to be pretty decent.
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Re: Into the Black
Aug 27, 2020, 15:33
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Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2020, 15:33
Aug 27, 2020, 15:33
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 27, 2020, 09:50:
What I mean is, for both SON and PT, let them be new categories in All Forums. So there would be a total of 8 threads, instead of the current 6.
This so each would show more than just 10 threads. They each would list like New Comments, the last 30 per page, at least that's how mine are listed.
If it's too much trouble or not practical or just sucks as an idea, no worries. It's just that often times popular threads can be hard to track a week or month later.

While Search is great, I hardly remember my name each day much less the name of 30th most popular thread from 5 weeks ago.

I'm still not sure exactly what the enhancement would be that you're describing... but I can tell you how I handle the issue you described.
I click News Forum and the links that are gray are ones I've already visited... and if they're gray and have a red star, that means they have a new post since I last visited... furthermore I can look to the right and see how many posts total are in the thread. So if I see something over 20, it's gray, and has a red star: it's a popular post that I've been following.

Another strategy I have is to click my own name and use my most recent posts as links to discussions I was involved in. But of course that only works if I've posted in them.
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Re: Into the Black
Aug 27, 2020, 00:47
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Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2020, 00:47
Aug 27, 2020, 00:47
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 26, 2020, 22:11:
Alter Carbon will not get a season 3 I honestly didn't have high hopes for Anthony Mackie, but he really did pull it off.

Yeah I liked season 2 as well... though I can't say I'm all that disappointed that there won't be a third.
I do hope Netflix makes another show in the genre though.
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal
Aug 23, 2020, 02:50
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Re: Apple Claims Epic Requested a Special Deal Aug 23, 2020, 02:50
Aug 23, 2020, 02:50
 
"I don't think they're a monopoly."
--"You know who else liked monopolies... Nazis."

Thank you for the funniest exchange of the week.
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Shakeup
Aug 20, 2020, 06:50
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Re: Bloodlines 2 Shakeup Aug 20, 2020, 06:50
Aug 20, 2020, 06:50
 
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out to be nothing more than penny pinching.
It's late in development, story and even any significant rewriting is probably all done... so they let go that guy and replace the creative director making the big bucks with someone making less or willing to work for less for assurance on another title.
Bob's your uncle.
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Re: Untitled Goose Game Adding Co-op, Coming to Steam Next Month
Aug 19, 2020, 01:50
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Re: Untitled Goose Game Adding Co-op, Coming to Steam Next Month Aug 19, 2020, 01:50
Aug 19, 2020, 01:50
 
I have it for Switch.
One of those few types of games I prefer on console.
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