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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Game Developers Choice Awards
23. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 3, 2017, 06:36 MeanJim
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 21:10:
Why don't you do some research and actually inform yourself? The way it procedurally generates, textures and animates its creations is quite impressive, if you actually took the time to look into it.

Procedural generation is nothing new, and NMS doesn't do anything innovative that other games in the past haven't done. It looks more like more like under water than space to me. The procedural planets are small and cartoonish compared to Space Engine (not to mention Space Engine procedurally generates an entire universe with billions of galaxies each filled with billions of stars, planets and moons to explore). The buildings and structures in NMS are the same everywhere. Other games have procedurally generated creatures before. Hell Spore in 2008 had procedural generated planets and creatures, but I'm not even sure they were the first to do that.
 
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News Comments > Game Developers Choice Awards
18. Re: Game Developers Choice Awards Mar 2, 2017, 19:56 MeanJim
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 19:25:
Guys, these are game DEVELOPER's awards. Innovation can mean things other than gameplay, and in this case, although NMS is itself a bad GAME, the underlying technology IS still actually pretty innovative.

What's so innovative about it? It's basically a shitty knockoff of Space Engine with a story tacked on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: On Sale Mar 2, 2017, 02:45 MeanJim
 
Yes, if PayPal is listing charities that aren't registered, that's some shady shit there, but I doubt PayPal is doing that. Unless they've changed recently PayPal requires charities to register to even be listed. When Humble Bundle started letting you chose a charity using the PayPal Giving Fund, I looked to see what local charities were available. There was one in particular I was looking for. They're on Amazon's Smile program, but I didn't see them on PayPal. I know someone that works there, so I told them about it and they registered for it and it took a few months for the paperwork to clear and have them listed.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2017, 00:30 MeanJim
 
PayPal isn't taking any money from charity.
Donations made to non-registered charities are held by PayPal for six months before being transferred to other not-for-profit organizations, according to the suit.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released
37. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Released Mar 1, 2017, 03:48 MeanJim
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 00:28:
jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 19:08:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:45:
...but the way they treated their loyal backers (especially of physical CE tiers) was beyond abysmal.

This is news to me. I've backed all of their projects at a physical CE level and I wasn't treated "abysmal."

Oh yes you were!

No, I wasn't. I'm getting exactly what I pledged for. You have some kind of delusion that because you backed their project, that you're somehow better and are entitled to more stuff. Just because they are coming out with a different (not necessarily better) retail CE doesn't mean you're entitled to that too. If you would rather have the contents of the retail CE, take your refund money, go buy that instead and quit being a whiney ass little bitch about it.

Delays and feature cuts aren't specific to backers. I don't give a shit about delays, I'd rather they take their time instead of rushing to get it out on time, and they explained the "feature cuts" on this Kickstarter update. Hell if they did rush it to get it out in time to please you, there would have been real feature cuts, and then you'd be bitching about that.

CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 00:28:
Fuck crowdfunding. Never again...

That's probably best for you since you don't understand the concept.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Utopia in April
8. Re: Stellaris Utopia in April Feb 28, 2017, 19:26 MeanJim
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 22:34:
I want to play Stellaris, but I'm concerned that like Civ, you need to wait until at least the first expansion before playing.

Thoughts?

Like most of Paradox games, there will be a lot of (mostly useless) DLC and probably a big expansion. Each time they release a new paid DLC, the game gets an update and new content is added to the base game too, so unless you can sit and play through an entire game before it changes, I'd wait until things settle down.

I splurged and bought it at release. I enjoyed what I played of it, but I wasn't able to finish a game due to the pacing of the patches, which kept changing and re-balancing stuff. I kind of wish I didn't buy it, but at the same time, I'm kind of glad I did. If I'd waited, it probably would have slid off my radar. I keep wanting to come back to it, but it still gets regular updates that change shit around.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 28, 2017, 19:14 MeanJim
 
Anyone want to place bets on which company the FCC chairman owns stocks in?  
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Released
32. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Released Feb 28, 2017, 19:08 MeanJim
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:21:
Task wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:27:
It's not a Bethesda "RPG" which is the best selling point for me. I guess I'm one of the rare ones that really liked Wasteland 2, but hey everyone has their own tastes.

I have to wait for the boxed collectors so it'll be a bit before I can offer my take.

You're not alone. I also enjoyed Wasteland 2 (and the Shadowrun games... backed them all). Looking forward to this tonight.

I enjoyed WL2 also. I didn't play it at launch, I think by the time I got around to it there were two patches after I started. I only encountered one bug, which after sending a video and a save file, they promptly fixed it in a few days. I haven't played the directors cut yet.

I think most people that didn't like it expect it to be Fallout 2.5 or something. It's not Fallout, it's a sequel to Wasteland. Sure Fallout was inspired by Wasteland, but they're different games.

CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:45:
...but the way they treated their loyal backers (especially of physical CE tiers) was beyond abysmal.

This is news to me. I've backed all of their projects at a physical CE level and I wasn't treated "abysmal."
 
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News Comments > Twitch to Sell Games
19. Re: Twitch to Sell Games Feb 27, 2017, 19:53 MeanJim
 
MajorD wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 18:16:
Yup, Steam has become the default platform for gaming (at least for me), and if I could completely do away with Origin and UPlay, I would.

I use all of them, except for the Windows Store. The more competition, the better. That said, I prefer GOG over all others. Steam is a hard addiction to break, and except for Steam exclusives and bundles, I've been buying more from GOG lately.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 24, 2017, 19:05 MeanJim
 
Does anyone even use Shockwave anymore? Just like Flash, I had it installed, kept it up to date and set to "ask to activate" in Firefox. When I built my new PC last year and was installing stuff, I didn't install Shockwave because I couldn't remember the last time I was asked by Firefox to activate it on a page, and I still haven't noticed anything telling me I'm missing a plugin.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 24, 2017, 18:59 MeanJim
 
Are these AI coders going to pay taxes too?  
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News Comments > Civilization VI Adds Australia and Mod Support
5. Re: Civilization VI Adds Australia and Mod Support Feb 24, 2017, 18:42 MeanJim
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 16:50:
Thankfully I got this free or I would have been pissed, but yeah, stick with Civ 5. This is the first time the series failed.

Have you all forgotten how shitty Civ V was at launch. It was shit until Gods & Kings came out and really took off with Brave New World. That's why I'm waiting for Civ VI to get its expansions and then I'll buy it when it's finished.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released
11. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released Feb 24, 2017, 18:03 MeanJim
 
Tyrric wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 15:59:
Maybe they can do one final DLC to tie up the cliffhanger I hear the game ended with. I never got to finish it, since my gaming PC decided it didn't want to run games anymore a few days after I got the game, but with the supposed hiatus of the series I'm just not looking feeling motivated to go back for rest of the story.

I just finished the game last night and it does end leaving you with more questions than answers, but the original ends that way too. I kind of liked how it ended with the Picus News stories summing up the outcomes of your missions, but it seems like they didn't bother to cover a lot of them. I thought it was cleaver how you find out some of them during the game, but a few others, like solving "The Last Harvest" murders doesn't get a news story.

I thought the game was pretty damn short compared to the last one. Although Steam says I clocked in 126 hours, I spent the first 40 of those in the city hacking and breaking into everything I could find, which king of spoils things because you end up going to a lot of those places later on for side missions. I was also going for a no-kill run, so I save scummed like crazy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Paint Shop Pro Feb 13, 2017, 20:52 MeanJim
 
That used to be a good photo editing software. I think I bought version 4 and upgraded through to version 9. Then Corel bough it and turned it to shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 3, 2017, 19:10 MeanJim
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 3, 2017, 18:11:
Hope we can turn off WGM. I don't need another performance hit beyond the ones already occurring in Windows 10. My least favorite is the Draconian updates downloading whenever regardless of what I'm doing. I can't stop this, but I know it's going on according to Resource Monitor. Very annoying.

There are several ways to disable the Windows Updates. Option 1 only works on Win10 Pro, and I don't think option 2 works anymore, but options 3-5 work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2017, 05:26 MeanJim
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 21:47:
Well no, that sucks balls. What if you already own the game?

This is probably to stop people from stealing codes from boxes and selling them. I bet that after jumping through the extra hoops, it will still send you a Steam or GOG code that you can trade.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week
9. Re: Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week Jan 31, 2017, 00:45 MeanJim
 
Task wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:35:
Do hi-rez textures add story and rpg somehow?

You can polish a turd, but it will still be a piece of shit.
 
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News Comments > Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor
11. Re: Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor Jan 31, 2017, 00:41 MeanJim
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:40:
I wouldn't doubt Obsidian is working on something FO but I'd imagine they'd negotiate a better contract this time around. I doubt it'd be Vegas again as there's no reason to return to it. Far better to keep moving around the country or the world for that matter. That would be interesting actually, take it to some other places around the globe. Yeah they deffo need a new engine, although I'd prefer a return to isometric for sure.

I love isometric RPGs, but New Vegas sold me on first person Fallout. I'd like to see a hybrid of old and new. Get rid of the single, large, compressed open world and instead have a larger over-world map like the originals where you click to travel with random encounters along the way. Then have several detailed open world areas that are more closer to scale, but can be as big (or bigger) than the whole of FO3/New Vegas's one area. This way, you can have the game take place over a larger area with more detailed locations to explore.

I'd like them to keep it on the west coast. I though a while back I read something where they said if they got the chance to do another Fallout that they'd like to go back to the LA area. Use my idea above and it could take place in LA and surrounding areas, maybe some of the old locations from the first two games, and even Vegas. Maybe you have to hitch a ride with a caravan to travel between areas or acquire a vehicle of your own.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Wuh?? Jan 30, 2017, 20:58 MeanJim
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 18:05:
Creston wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 17:42:
Fallout New Vegas 2??

Obsidian or GTFO.

This, and give them more than a few months this to make it this time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
27. How to stop Windows 10 from rebooting after updates. Jan 30, 2017, 20:50 MeanJim
 
Simply disabling the task doesn't work. Windows Update will re-enable the task if updates are pending, and it gets re-created again after new updates are downloaded. I posted some links to articles showing how to stop the reboots in another topic the other day.

To really stop it, after disabling the task, you need to take ownership of and remove write permissions on the task's file located in C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator. This article gives the details if you don't know how to do it.
 
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