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News Comments > No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed
30. Re: No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed May 29, 2016, 17:23 1badmf
jdreyer wrote on May 29, 2016, 15:14:
Bub is being presumtively overly negative about the use of procgen content in NMS, while Pornomatic is being overly positive. Procgen is great when it's used correctly, and we'll have no idea until we can get our hands on NMS. I think my issue with how NMS has been covered so far is the "Isn't all this procgen great!" coverage with almost no gameplay coverage. We'll just have to see if the impressions of the game are born out when it actually arrives.

What works well about Minecraft is the smaller scope. Typically people don't expand much beyond a 1K x 1K region. So you can completely transform it to your mind's eye. There were a lot of complaints about E:D when it first released, due to the procgen feeling empty, even while there were other goals to pursue like larger ships and better weapons.

what the 'empty' crowd are clamoring for is narrative; at least a semblance. as far as i can tell NMS has none and ED had very little. you're literally anonymous spacetruck driver #384. i have no problem playing small roles in games, but they have to be meaningful. there has to be narrative to engage you; otherwise it just feels like mundane tasks.

you upgrade your ship; to what end? just to have a better ship? not enough for me. now if it was required to beat a giant space boss, i'd grind eight hours a day for that shit.

you explore deep space; to what end? to fill out the game map? tedious AF. now, if there was the possibility of finding ancient civilizations, or to find a cure for a space plague (Crusade, anyone?) i'd scan every speck of space dust i came across.

sandbox is nice, but it ignores the story guys like myself who need narrative to proceed. in the end, procgen without narrative is just a cheaty way to create content without creating content. i'd dont need a vast empty galaxy. i'd prefer a hand crafted solar system with a strong story. come to think of it, i can't think of any games that recreated just our solar system in fine detail. gamedevs get on it! with a story!
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2016, 01:05 1badmf
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 18, 2016, 20:12:
Thanks guys. I think I'll just hold off for the Vega then. My 780 is still serviceable so I'll just wait, not interested in an entry level card and the 1080 isn't the jump I was hoping for.

yeah if you're shopping for high end cards, buying any of these is a waste of time. unless you're a rich daddy's boy, these are meant to last several years. the HBM2 cards are gonna be out in less than a year and will likely be another level faster than the 1080.

which kinda sucks cuz i really kinda need to upgrade now. my r9 290 is getting long in the tooth, esp. with games like star citizen coming down the pipe.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Movies, Civil War May 14, 2016, 17:14 1badmf
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 14, 2016, 13:43:
Captain America: Civil War was very well done, from a comic-movie standpoint. From a comic fan standpoint, you might be extremely annoyed at what they did with a classic Captain America villain.

In spite of being extremely well done, the whole movie suffers from that classic plot cliche that has plagued comic books for decades... all these fights among heroes could have been avoided if they just spent like 3 minutes discussing the situation. But no, men and women of action need to immediately start punching each other.

Also, Black Widow used one move, a very ridiculous move that anybody with martial arts experience will know as bullshit vs a bigger opponent, at least four to five times. I was a bit embarrassed for whoever the fight choreographer is. It was a shame, because a lot of the fight work was pretty good.

Saw the 2d version, haven't been overly impressed with any 3d movie at all, to be honest, with the possible exception of Avatar.

your second 'graph, exactly why i have no desire to see it. it saddens me more than a little to see allegedly good people have to resort to murderous violence. i know, i know, it's a goddamn movie. the point is, it reduces the quality of the movie for me.

as for 3D, Gravity was mind-bending/eye-opening. if you never saw that in 3D you truly missed out. the martian was good too. the trick, i figured out, is to sit as close to the screen as possible while being able to see the whole thing. makes the 3D really pop.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 13, 2016, 23:12 1badmf
jdreyer wrote on May 13, 2016, 14:37:
Task wrote on May 13, 2016, 11:42:
And? The U.S. Does it too and THAT never makes headlines. It was probably some kid intern that did it. Besides I don't care, this is non-news, because right now in Syria, both the heroic Syrian Arab Army and their Iranian and Russian allies are fighting against the very terrorists the West and their allied nation coalitions (the new "Axis") illegally fund and train. How screwed up is that? 100%. And now its known that us, turkey, and Saudis were behind the real sarin gas incident and nearly invaded from a crime actually committed by "rebel" (aka, proxy mercs).

Not sure what gas attack you're referring to. Links? Or are you suggesting that Assad didn't gas his civilians, but rather it was a false flag incident?

he says 'it is known' like it's been widely accepted or some horse shit, when no one's even made that accusation, nevermind come up with any proof for it. just another batshit crazy conspiracy theorist with all kinds of weird motives, except the truth.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2016, 23:00 1badmf
bigspender wrote on May 12, 2016, 21:51:
SunnyD wrote on May 12, 2016, 19:46:
Pigeon wrote on May 12, 2016, 17:01:
I remember hearing or reading somewhere that Fahrenheit is generally better for relating temperature in increments that align more with human comfort levels.

I remember reading the same thing

Fahrenheit just seems warm and fuzzier.


I've grown up with celsius so I might be biased, but seems easy to remember that at 0 degrees water freezes solid, and 100 degrees water boils into a gas.

which is why metric is better for science, but imp. is better for common human uses, which is why we stuck with it. a hot day being 100 degrees makes more sense to me than 35C. to me there's no discernible difference between 25C and 35C. also i'd rather be 5'9" than 170cm. inches and feet are more practical to me than centimeters and meters - it's easier to estimate what percentage of a foot something is than what percent of a meter.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2016, 17:56 1badmf
blue you may want to wait for the next set of HBM video cards to come out if you want a quiet system. all the case cooling we require is basically to stop our vid cards from melting, but HBM is so efficient the rage fury nano is like 6 inches long and runs off one fan while being nearly as fast as the regular fury. so if the vid card can stay cool on its own you won't need a hurricane-in-a-box case that we all have. just be aware AMD Vega and Nvidia's HBM2 card probably won't come out until early next year.  
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News Comments > Battlefield Teaser Trailer; Announcement Tomorrow
33. Re: Battlefield Teaser Trailer; Announcement Tomorrow May 6, 2016, 06:07 1badmf
if you look at the reflection in his left eye (our right) it appears whatever he's looking at isn't touching the ground. caveats everywhere, but that's really all i can make out.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs The Division Cheaters
9. Re: Ubisoft vs The Division Cheaters Apr 30, 2016, 01:26 1badmf
Fantaz wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 01:23:
hopefully they fix things soon because i want to start playing since i got a key for this game courtesy of Nvidia and want to be playing sooner rather than later

better download some hacks while you're preparing, or you'll be the only one that doesn't have any. the client/server engineering was just shamefully implemented and I too quit because of it. pretty sure most of the legit players will also drop out soon if they haven't already.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2016, 16:51 1badmf
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 13:45:
KS wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 12:40:

Story: Reebok's "Alien" Shoes Won't Fit Women.

And the low rider panties and belly wifebeater are only available in men's 3x, 4x, and 5x sizes, too.

Actually had a pair when they were first issues. Were uncomfortable as hell. Sadly I hadn't finished growing and gave them to my cousin. Dead in 2 weeks

You forgot the sweat pants that say 'Juicy' or 'Pink' on the ass.

just to be clear, are you talking about the shoes... or the panties!??
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Measles: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2016, 17:50 1badmf
descender wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 16:12:
There are children who cannot be vaccinated for a number of medical reasons. They rely on "herd immunity" to keep them safe from these dangerous infections. Every time someone chooses to not vaccinate a child they are putting every other person at risk and making their own child a focal point for disease in their community.

The purpose of vaccinations is not to stop any one person from getting infected, it's to stop the spread of infection among the population. Anti-vaxxers are selfish assholes literally putting everyone else at risk for their own poorly researched amusement.


someone should write a metal song about intense agreement =D
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 21:48 1badmf
nin wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 20:57:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2016, 20:39:
This is not * REMOVED *able worthy.

Just saw on Google Play that GoT S01E01 is free.

HBO is supposed to be free all weekend for everyone, including the Silicone Valley and GOT premieres.

also include skin... er... cinemax XD
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2016, 18:54 1badmf
aww man i love a good flaming tennis match. wonder who won.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 06:48 1badmf
BobBob wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 02:08:
Okay .. Maybe this is better or worse:

The sun rises in a constant motion. Brilliant light rays are transitorily occluded by motionless clouds; penetrating the translucent white palette; diffracting into a prismatic spectrum of neon purple, red, and orange hues, which subtly blend and envelop the sky. As the sun continues to rise, crepuscular light rays transcend the cloud's boundaries, while a spectrum of opalescent colors begin to diffuse, dissipate, and then fade away. Finally, overcoming the clouds, and superposing a blue sky, the sun's brilliant light rays shine in dominance. The result is a singular color that is most expected of the sunlight - yellow.


too verbose for my tastes, but eh, it's better than most of the crap i read. another suggestion: try to incorporate some cadence into your writing. it's easier (and i would argue, more pleasurable) to read when it has a beat to it; usually iambs, but i find dactyls especially fun.

i feel your second sentence is especially chewy with the broken rhythm of the multi-syllabiac words. but then again i could just be overly critical. i've been known to do such things. feel free to disregard my nonsense if you wish.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 05:10 1badmf
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 01:15:
1badmf wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 01:07:
so servers pre-expansions? what's the appeal, out of curiosity?

There's a variety of reasons. Nostalgia for most. Difficulty for many. A chance to reconnect and share adventures with old friends. A chance to see what vanilla was like for those who missed it. Uncompromised classes. Whatever the reasons Vanilla is the purest form of WOW and the version remembered most fondly.

so three months to grind to level 60? that's if you can spend 8 hours a day on it? fuck that right in its ass tvym.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2016, 01:07 1badmf
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 00:55:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 20:03:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 19:39:
Can one give me a quick list what a vanilla server would be?

WoW at launch right? pre-expansions.

Yes. Blizzlike is another term you may see, which means the private server matches as close to the original pre-expansion experience as possible.

so servers pre-expansions? what's the appeal, out of curiosity?
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 9, 2016, 02:24 1badmf
BobBob wrote on Apr 9, 2016, 01:21:
Thank you so much! This is the kind of feedback that is useful! I am going to print your comment for myself and analyze the writing beside it. If there is a way, and you're willing to do so, I can send you more privately, over time.

i would add, ease up on the alliteration. imo it gets distracting from the content behind the words. i did a writing group with a couple of my friends and he abused alliteration like a pharaoh building a pyramid. i tried to tell him the same thing but he was so self-absorbed with his own greatness he bit my head off rather than listen to my criticism, which is the whole point of a writing group no?

anyway, yeah, you have a good vocabulary and your technique is sound. but don't let your ideas get drowned out by your presentation.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 23:57 1badmf
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 23:36:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:14:

Mary Sue is mostly used in books, where authors (Bad authors) use a barely disguised version of themselves as the main character who has no faults and is great at everything, including things that there would be no way someone could actually perform without years of education. OH shit, the reactor is melting down? I will competently shut it down and save the day despite not knowing thing one about nuclear reactors! Martial arts master? Ha, I will block his every blow and fell him with one punch, despite never having any training! Shoot the wings off a fly at 1000 yards with a flintlock pistol? Pssh, give me something hard! But hold on, I'm piloting this Navy fighter jet with no training first.

That pretty much sums up Rey.

Also, it shouldn't be the case that there's a crap ton of stuff which makes no sense, but everyone rationalizes it with "they'll explain it in the next movie and it will all make sense!"
The movie should stand alone on its own as a story.

nailed it. there's a good way and a bad way to make part 1/3. tolkien nailed it, star wars 4-6 nailed it. force awakens... just has zero balance. you CAN make a self contained story that's also part of a larger plot. FA was just nonsensical garbage; the same kinda drivel Jar Jar Abrams has always made. i really don't care what rotten tomatoes says - they're wrong in this case. i knew even as a kid bladerunner was a masterpiece and history proved me right even though it was universally slammed at the time. i knew out of africa was arthouse crap and had no business being the best movie of 1985. i've always had a keen feel for art, and i'm tellin' you guys, force awakens will not be remembered fondly.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 16:31 1badmf
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 15:09:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:08:

The main complaints about TFA are kind of silly. Yes, she naturally picks things up and is good at them BUT - she has defended herself with a staff for years. Not hard to make the transition to a saber from that. Some people can pick up a gun and they are naturally good shots. She has been piloting stuff before. It's not like she didn't have the background to be predisposed to being good at this stuff.

Not to mention Anakin and Luke were both god at the things she is good at. Hmmm....

And Leia hugging Rey instead of Chewie...could it be because uncle Han died and Leia senses or knows Rey is her niece?

Actually considering a lightsaber has no weight besides the hilt, comparing it to a staff is silly. The only real weight is the weight of the attacker on the saber. That being said, watch Rey's fight with Ben and you will see that she really has no skill in 1h combat beyond thrust thrust thrust.

and yet she still beats him silly. my beef with her story is that she learned in like day what it took luke and most jedi the better part of an entire trilogy to learn.

also force awakens wasn't just nostalgic. i'm dead certain if someone else had made force awakens and just changed all the trademarked names disney would've sued for plagiarism.

but maybe now that they can't stand on the shoulders of giants with Rogue One they can make something half decent.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 16:27 1badmf
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:31:
sauron wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:17:
My kids used to have the

Y-wing + TIE fighter set

It was pretty awesome - I can definitely see the appeal. I bet the Falcon set is really cool.

That's a nice one!

i might be going down the Dark Side of lego myself. i bought the b-wing set from target over the holidays, been eyeing the millennium falcon and poe's xwing set ever since. of course having a seven year old tornado of a nephew visit every weekend is not helpful. the bwing has already been blown to kingdom come by SSD Kyle and i doubt i could put it back together again.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2016, 00:20 1badmf
BPar wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 12:17:
Some of those slides in the color test were tough. Couldn't see anything until I sat back on several of them.

i feel like some of them are just trying to troll you. pretty sure i missed one just by rushing, nearly missed another one until i sat back a bit and noticed a pattern. tricksy little fuckers - some of them there aren't even changes in color, just an ever-so-slight alteration in color saturation. nailed it tho; got "all or nearly all" right.
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